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.
|A Tribe Called Red||Nation II Nation|
|A Tribe Called Red||We Are The Halluci Nation|
|Alabama Shakes||Boys & Girls|
|Alice In Chains||Dirt|
|Alice In Chains||Rainier Fog|
|Broken Bells||Broken Bells|
|Bruno Mars||Doo-Wops & Hooligans|
|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|
|Iron Maiden||Piece Of Mind|
|Joy Division||Unknown Pleasures|
|Judas Priest||Defenders Of The Faith|
|Keys, Alicia||Songs In A Minor|
|King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard||Nonagon Infinity|
|Ministry||Land Of Rape & Honey|
|Monae, Jan||Dirty Computer|
|Motley Crue||Shout At The Devil|
|Nirvana||MTV Unplugged In New York|
|Notorious BIG||Ready To Die|
|Osbourne, Ozzy||Blizzard Of Oz|
|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)|
|Redding, Otis||Lonely & Blue: The Deepest Soul|
|Soundtrack||Suicide Squad: The Album|
|Sparks||Kimono My House|
|Struts||Young & Dangerous|
|System Of A Down||Steal This Album|
|System Of A Down||System Of A Down|
|Tea Party||Splendor Solis|
|The Smashing Pumpkins||Shiny And Oh So Bright|
|Tokyo Police Club||TPC|
|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||Mule Variations|
|Waits, Tom||Closing Time|
|Withers, Bill||Just As I Am|
Latest Arrival Used / Vintage Vinyl
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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