Fresh Friday Spins

Hey Backbeaters! What an amazing day for some new tunes!
We’ve got a few new releases that just arrived plus a load of restocks and additions to our new record selection here at Backbeat. Of course for now you’ll have to browse and purchase your new records using our eShop. Curbside pickup is available Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm, or we can ship to all our customers in Ontario.

Here are the deets for the latest releases.

Spiritualized – Lazer Guided Melodies (Indie Exclusive)
The Spaceman Reissue Program edition of Lazer Guided Melodies promises to give those recordings the fullest spectrum audio and physical treatment they’ve deserved since 1992. It will be the first in this series of 180g double albums mastered from a half speed lacquer cut from original sources by Alchemy Mastering, presented in a gatefold jacket adorned by reworked art by Mark Farrow, and available in both a standard black vinyl pressing and limited edition white vinyl.

Dinosaur Jr. – Sweep It Into Space (Limited Edition)
Here is “Sweep It Into Space”, the fifth new studio album cut by Dinosaur Jr.. during the 13th year of their rebirth. Originally scheduled for issue in mid 2020, this record’s temporal trajectory was thwarted by the coming of the Plague. But it would take more than a mere Plague to tamp down the exquisite fury of this trio when they are fully dialed-in. And “Sweep It Into Space” is a masterpiece of zoned dialing. The only extra musician used this time with Kurt Vile, who co-produced the album. As is typical, Lou Barlow writes and sings two of the album’s dozen tunes and Murph’s pure-Flinstonian drumming drives the record like a go cart from Hell. But there are very few moments where you wouldn’t know you were hearing Dinosaur Jr. in blindfolded needle drop. They have a signature sound as sure as the Stooges or Sonic Youth or Discharge ever did. They continue to expand their personal universe with “Sweep It Into Space”, without ever losing their central core.

Greta Van Fleet – The Battle At Garden’s Gate
After three years, one-million concert tickets sold across five continents, four consecutive #1 singles, a GRAMMY Award, and performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Saturday Night Live, GRETA VAN FLEET is hurtling into the future with its second album, The Battle at Garden’s Gate on Lava/Republic Records.


Greta Van Fleet – The Battle At Garden's Gate

Offspring – Let the Bad Times Roll (Indie Shop Edition)
The legendary So-Cal punk group The Offspring return with their 10th album (and first new offering since 2008), the blistering and triumphant Let The Bad Times Roll. Produced by Bob Rock, the group describes the album as “the most cathartic thing we’ve done. The messages might be dark, but at the end what’s left is that communication is important, working through feelings is important and most of all, hope is important.”

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