Big release day today with the new Radiohead, Tragically Hip, Band of Horses and Swans all in stock now! All the details below.
But first. We are now carrying select styles of Glowtronics slipmats. Available in glow-in-the-dark and standard versions these slipmats are a great way to add some character to your turntable. Sold in sets of 2, the glow-in-the-dark are $22.95 for a set and the standard are $20.95 for a set.
We can not give away the exact secret to making a full color, glow-in-the-dark slipmat, but we can say, you will need:
• one part high quality fiber resin
• two part photo-luminescent pigment .
• one part sublimation ink
mix these all together with a little secret sauce and you have the ingredients of a perfect glow-in-the-dark slipmat.
Back in 2003 Glowtronics was conjuring up different ideas for slipmats and how could you ever go wrong with a touch of glow added into the mix? After being locked days within our lab, experimenting with our materials we brewed up a printing technique and slipmats never before seen anywhere on planet earth.
New Vinyl Releases
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
A Moon Shaped Pool, is the ninth studio album from Radiohead. Preceded by the tracks ‘Burn The Witch’ and ‘Daydreaming’, their followup to 2011’s The King Of Limbs is produced by long time collaborator, Nigel Godrich. A #1 digital album, A Moon Shaped Pool features 11 tracks (presented in alphabetical order) and includes “True Love Waits,” which the band has performed many times over the years, but never recorded outside of their 2001 live EP I Might Be Wrong. Thom Yorke played “Desert Island Disk” during a Paris show last year. “Present Tense” was also featured at December’s climate change concert, and it dates back to 2008. “The Numbers” is another song Yorke showcased in December – it was then referred to as “Silent Spring.” Radiohead debuted “Identikit” and “Ful Stop” on tour in 2012. The video for lead track Burn The Witch was viewed 10.5 million times in the first 3 days while the Paul Thomas Anderson directed clip for Daydreaming hit 3.7 million views over the first weekend. UK import double LPs are presented in a gatefold sleeve with silver foil cover and are pressed on 2 heavyweight 12″ vinyl records. LP includes download card to redeem the 11 track album digitally.
The Tragically Hip – Man Machine Poem
Man Machine Poem, The 14th studio album from The Tragically Hip, was produced at their studio, The Bathouse, by Kevin Drew and Dave Hamelin.
“We’re moving forward while embracing a memory,” says Kevin Drew. “That was what I said to the band going into this recording.” He explains that muscle memory is why we love songs, it’s the most important thing a band has. “This album is about three things,” he continues. “Memory, transformation, and truth.”
Band of Horses – Why Are You Ok
Why Are You OK is the fifth full-length studio effort from Band of Horses and follow-up to 2012’s Mirage Rock. The album was produced by Jason Lytle, executive produced by Rick Rubin and mixed by Dave Fridmann. The 12-track release comes preceded by lead single “Casual Party.”
In the past, Band of Horses founder and leader Ben Bridwell would literally run away from home to write: holing up in a secluded cabin or other such remote location, emerging months later with new songs for his band to flesh out and fully animate. This time – whether by happenstance or conscious need for a drastic change – Ben stayed home to write. In the estrogen-charged atmosphere of a home shared with his wife and four daughters he allowed his everyday experiences to inform his process. Between dropping off and picking up the girls, changing diapers, and playing dress up, Bridwell spent every precious free minute – often the wee hours of the morning into daybreak – in his garage writing.
While Bridwell and his bandmates – Tyler Ramsey, Ryan Monroe, Creighton Barrett and Bill Reynolds – convened in South Carolina alongside producer Lytle (Grandaddy), Bridwell struggled to bring the new material into focus. One day, at a particularly crucial part of the recording process Ben’s phone rang. It was Rubin – who’d randomly heard a Band of Horses song on the radio during a drive, and had been moved to pull over and call. Without going into details, Bridwell can’t stress the value of this phone call enough. It was exactly the final push that his songs needed on their journey from conception to being sent out into the world.
The result is Why Are You OK, a record informed by experience and at the same time retaining the vulnerability that birthed their greatest songs. Creating capsule worlds populated by the strange but true cast of characters from Bridwell’s hometown of Charleston, SC, Why Are You OK‘s songs combine universal sentiments with his patented knack for storytelling – all wrapped in the lush melodic textures that have long been the bedrock of Band of Horses’ signature sound.
Swans – The Glowing Man
3LP edition includes poster & digital download. “In 2009 when I made the decision to restart Swans, I had no idea where it would lead. I knew that if I took the road of mining the past or revisiting the catalog, that it would be fruitless and stultifying. Instead I chose the five people with whom to work that I believed would most ably provide a sense of surprise, and even uncertainty, while simultaneously embodying the strength and confidence to ride the river of intention that flows from the heart of the sound wherever it would lead us – and what’s the intention? LOVE! And so finally this LOVE has now led us, with the release of the new and final recording from this configuration of Swans, The Glowing Man, through four albums (three of which contain more complexity, nuance and scope than I would have ever dreamed possible), countless and seemingly endless tours and rehearsals, and a generally exhausting regimen that has left us stunned but still invigorated and thrilled to see this thing through to its conclusion. I hereby thank my brothers and collaborators for their commitment to whatever truth lies at the center of the sound”. – Michael Gira 2016
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