It’s been a little while since we’ve talked vinyl. But some great titles have recently come in and we have also restocked our best sellers. It is going to be the year of vinyl, all these titles we will only stock the vinyl version, and most are only available on vinyl.
The items we’ve added to our regular stock (while available) are The White Stripes – White Blood Cells, The Velvet Underground & Nico (original packaging with peel-able banana), The Velvet Underground, David Bowie – Space Oddity 40th Anniversary.
On with the new releases! Of course these we continue to stock these while they are available. The Bellicose Minds 10″ we will only ever receive this one copy.
Bellicose Minds – The Buzz or Howl Sessions – 10″
Portland’s The Bellicose Minds play an incredible hybrid of dark goth-influenced post-punk with cynical lyrics and perfect vocal delivery. This is the band’s first recordings released just for Black Friday 2013, given a full remastering by Audosiege and released on vinyl for the first time ever. For Fans of Joy Division, Killing Joke, and Arctic Flowers. Very Limited.
Have a Nice Life – The Unnatural World – LP
For years, fans of Connecticut’s post-industrial doomgaze two-piece Have a Nice Life have restlessly awaited the band’s second gloom-fueled, autobiographical meditation. Now, San Francisco label The Flenser is proud to unleash The Unnatural World. With eight songs clocking in at 47 minutes, The Unnatural World is Have a Nice Life’s most monumental release yet – a colossal, perfectly orchestrated work that leaves listeners comatose on the ground beside their record players. This second full-length delivers doom and gloom at a new level, more focused and soul-tearing than ever. The weight of sound is matched only by the band’s piercingly uncomfortable and personal lyrics dredging up themes of modern legend, religious insecurity and crushing depression. Wave after overwhelming wave will slam listeners down into psychological depths of existentialism and woe. Like its predecessor, the band’s 2008 debut Deathconsciousness, The Unnatural World maintains intensity from quiet lows to staggering highs. No speaker will do it justice and none of you are worthy!
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David Crosby – Croz – LP
Music icon, singer-songwriter, social justice activist and sublime master of harmony vocals David Crosby is a two time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, inducted as a member of seminal folk-rock band The Byrds and Woodstock era-defining trio Crosby, Stills and Nash. A native Californian, Crosby’s storied career began as a folk singer in the coffee-house scene of the early 1960s, and remains one of the most remarkable threads weaving through contemporary music. Croz is David Crosby’s first studio album in over 20 years, a collection of 11 new tracks from one of America’s most notable singer-songwriters and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. Croz also features guest appearances from Mark Knopfler and Wynton Marsalis.
Young the Giant – Mind Over Matter
Well they don’t seem to want to tell us much about the album. But, if you mention their album, they would like us to link to that seemingly popular place to buy downloads to put on the player from the same company. Ahhhh no thanks we sell records. So here’s an sample track anyways.
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The 78 Project – LP
Includes digital download. The 78 Project is a documentary journey across America that records today’s musicians as they perform the songs that inspired a century of music – exactly as those works were originally recorded: instantaneously onto 78 RPM lacquer discs. Inspired by folklorist Alan Lomax, The 78 Project celebrates the artistry and craft that captured America’s musical forms of a century ago, exploring the deep historical significance of American folk songs in the process. With just one microphone, one authentic 1930s Presto recorder, and one blank acetate disc, musicians are given a single, three-minute take to cut a 78 RPM record, finding in that adventure a new connection to our cultural legacy.
Suicide Suicide – LP – Limited Edition Coloured Vinyl re-issue
Seven years after the duo’s inception, Suicide’s self-titled debut album finally sneaked out in 1977 on the coattails of the New York punk scene. If its aim had been to confuse, startle, or repulse, Suicide succeeded in spades. By the same token, if a part-time sculptor and avant-garde jazz musician form a two-chord synthesizer duo and call it Suicide, commercial considerations are presumably low on their list of priorities. Their bleak, one-act plays of violence and sexual deviance, and lo-fi monotone punctuated by sleazy groans and horrifying screams, still induce nervous tension despite the passing years. A listening experience quite unlike any other.
This album certainly influenced my musical tastes and life like no other. I am so excited about this re-issue. The next time we order we will likely receive the standard black vinyl version.