GIRLPOOL – CHERRY GLAZERR – EARL SWEATSHIRT – BOWERY ELECTRIC

It’s the weekend and we’ve got some of the latest vinyl releases to feature today. There’s also with a huge list of restocks and additions to our selection of new records here at Backbeat. The latest Girlpool, Cherry Glazerr and Earl Sweatshirt have arrived along with the anniversary edition of Bowery Electric’s “Lushlife”. Check out all the details below.

ICYMI – We loaded up the used browsers with some fresh spins for you earlier this week. You can check out the “flippin’ video” after all the new release and restock info.

Let’s get into the latest new releases!


Girlpool – What Chaos Is Imaginary
The music Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad release as Girlpool occupies a transient space. Their constant evolution makes it perfectly impossible to articulate exactly where their project falls within the contemporary musical canon; this is one of the many reasons Girlpool’s music is so captivating.
Never before has a group’s maturation been so transparently attached to the maturation of its members. This is due in large part to the fact that Girlpool came into existence exactly when Girlpool was supposed to come into existence: at the most prolific stage of the digital revolution. Both online and in the flesh, Tividad and Tucker practice radical openness to the point where it may even engender discomfort; this is exactly the point where it becomes clear why theirs’ is such a special project: they accept the possibility of discomfort—Chaos—and show you how to figure out why you might feel it. This is achieved through their ability to empathize as best friends and partners in creation, with the intention of making music that provokes.
They met in November of 2013, and released their self-titled EP just 3 months later. Both were playing in multiple bands at the time. Harmony was 18. Cleo was 17.


Cherry Glazerr – Stuffed & Ready
After releasing 2016’s critically acclaimed ‘Apocalipstick,’ Cherry Glazerr spent the next 18 months touring the world on their own steam. Between DIY All Ages venues, rock clubs, large festival stages, and massive theaters with some of the world’s best and most beloved bands (The Pixies, Flaming Lips, Slowdive, and The Breeders, among others), the band has really only stopped to work on their follow up, ‘Stuffed & Ready.’ While furiously building the band’s sound and ideas, front person Clem Creevy enlisted Carlos de La Garza to be the band’s studio co-collaborator as they evolved the songs and refined the recordings.


Earl Sweatshirt – Some Rap Songs
Earl Sweatshirt serves up his third solo LP Some Rap Songs three years on the troubled I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside. Some Rap Songs is a purposely underwhelming title, but it’s fitting in that he’s doing his wholly distinctive thing over kind of low key dusty soul sample production backdrop – and what a high it is to hear that kind of a production aesthetic on a major label hip hop album in this day and age. He also sounds a little happier than before – some of the beats could almost be described as sunny.


Bowery Electric – Lushlife (20th Anniversary Edition)
Originally released in early 2000 by Beggars Banquet, Lushlife peaked at No. 14 on the CMJ Top 200 chart and No. 11 on the Core Radio chart. Nearly two years in the making, Lushlife, in what would become the band’s final album, took even greater strides forward from previous releases. The album teems with atomized sounds, each one opening a portal in the mix, importing a haze of space and history, evoking the distant buzz of the city beyond the studio. Throughout, gilded strings build, sway and exhale, plugging the music into the sumptuous melancholy of Philly soul, the emotive Mancini-inspired arrangements of Gaye and Mayfield and the edgy soundtrack scores of David Shire. Yet with all the experiment and variation, Lushlife is actually quite a deliberate and enticing affair for the ear and mind.
Lawrence Chandler and Martha Schwendener met while working at Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine and formed Bowery Electric in late 1993. The band earned critical acclaim for experimentation across genres, mixing elements of ambient, drone, electronic, experimental, IDM, minimal and rock music with ’70’s soul soundtracks, disco, drum and bass, dub and hip hop. Their self-titled debut was named by Pitchfork as one of the best shoegaze albums of all time. Their second album Beat was praised by The Wire as “genre-defining”. On Lushlife the touchstone is trip-hop – but set in Brooklyn and through the Bowery Electric filter. The beats are lithe, crisp and deep and lines are perpetually blurred between samples (of which there are more than 75) and live instruments.

 


RESTOCKS AND ADDITIONS

Here’s a list of all the new vinyl that we received this week for stock. Of course, if there’s something you’d like and we don’t stock it just give us a shout and we can bring it in for you.

ARTIST TITLE
A Tribe Called Red Nation II Nation
A Tribe Called Red We Are The Halluci Nation
Adele 25
Adele 19
Adele 21
Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls
Alice In Chains Dirt
Alice In Chains Rainier Fog
Audioslave Audioslave
Blur Think Tank
Blur Parklife
Broken Bells Broken Bells
Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Cocteau Twins Treasure
Cornell, Chris Chris Cornell
Davis, Miles Sketches Of Spain
Dead Can Dance Dionysus
Deftones Around The Fur
Earl Sweatshirt I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside
Elish, Billie Don’t Smile At Me
Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits
Florence & The Machine Lungs
Gaye, Marvin What’s Going On
Glorious Sons Young Beauties And Fools
Greta Van Fleet Anthem Of The Peaceful Army
Hancock, Herbie Headhunters
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Iron Maiden Piece Of Mind
Jay-Z Black Album
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
Judas Priest Defenders Of The Faith
Keys, Alicia Songs In A Minor
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Nonagon Infinity
Mastodon Leviathan
Ministry Land Of Rape & Honey
Ministry Psalm 69
Monae, Jan Dirty Computer
Motley Crue Shout At The Devil
Motorhead Overkill
Nirvana MTV Unplugged In New York
Notorious BIG Ready To Die
Osbourne, Ozzy Blizzard Of Oz
Pearl Jam Ten
Pearl Jam Vs.
Pink Floyd Animals
Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon
Pink Floyd The Wall
Pogues Rum, Sodomy And The Lash
Post Malone Beerbongs & Bentleys
Rage Against The Machine The Battle Of Los Angeles
Ramones Road To Ruin (Blue Vinyl)
Ramones Ramones
Redding, Otis Lonely & Blue: The Deepest Soul
Reed, Lou Transformer
Simone, Nina Portraits
Smashing Pumpkins Adore
Snoop Dogg Doggystyle
Soundgarden Badmotorfinger
Soundtrack Suicide Squad: The Album
Soundtrack High Fidelity
Sparks Kimono My House
Stars Heart
Struts Young & Dangerous
System Of A Down Steal This Album
System Of A Down System Of A Down
T.Rex Electric Warrior
Tame Impala Lonerism
Tea Party Splendor Solis
The Smashing Pumpkins Shiny And Oh So Bright
Thunderbitch Thunderbitch
Tokyo Police Club TPC
Tool Lateralus
Tragically Hip Fully Completely
Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory
Type O Negative Bloody Kisses
Various Artists Soul Sisters
Various Artists Wanted Afrobeat
Various Artists Wanted Funk
Various Artists Wanted Reggae
Various Artists Wanted Soul
Various Artists Prince In Jazz
Various Artists Beatles In Jazz
Various Artists Soul Women
Velvet Underground Velvet Underground & Nico
Waits, Tom Swordfishtrombones
Waits, Tom Mule Variations
Waits, Tom Closing Time
Withers, Bill Just As I Am

 


Latest Arrival Used / Vintage Vinyl

Latest Used / Vintage Vinyl – January 29, 2019

Hey Backbeaters! It's time for a "flippin' video" of the used and vintage vinyl we just put out. There's a bunch of jazz in the second half of the video, we've filed those albums straight into the jazz section at the shop.See you soon!

Posted by Backbeat Books, Music & Gifts on Tuesday, January 29, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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