Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Music Releases - February 23, 2010

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Alan Parsons Project - Poe: More Tales of Mystery & Imagination
Alexandre Desplat - The Ghost Writer (soundtrack)
Alexisonfire - Old Crows/Young Cardinals (vinyl)
Ali Farka Toure, Toumani Diabate - Ali & Toumani
Alkaline Trio - This Addiction (deluxe CD & DVD edition) (vinyl)
All Time High - Friends In High Places
Andrew W.K - I'm a Vagabond (vinyl)
Andrew W.K. - Close Calls With Brick Walls/Mother of Mankind
Aretha Franklin - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Aztec Camera - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Balmorhea - Constellations
Band - Rock of Ages (Mobile Fidelity)
Bear McCreary - Battlestar Galactica - The Plan / Razor (soundtrack)
Big Brother and the Holding Company - Lost Tapes (2 CDs)
Blind Man's Colour - Wooden Blankets (vinyl)
Blues Brothers - Made in America
Brian Jonestown Massacre - Who Killed Sgt Pepper (vinyl)
Buggles - Adventures in Modern Recording
Butch Walker - I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart (vinyl)
Carole King - Writer (Deluxe Edition)
Carrie Newcomer - Before & After
Cars - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Cassidy - Problem Is Back
Christine Kittrell - Call Her Name: The Complete Recordings 1951-1965
Christopher Young - Love Happens (soundtrack)
Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem - Finnegan's Wake
Classic Nouveaux - The Liberty Singles Collection
Clem Snide - The Meat of Life
Con Funk Shun - Loveshine / Candy
DJ Khaled - Victory
Dan Black - ((un))
Dan Fogelberg - Live: Greetings From the West (Remastered)
Dana - Have a Nice Day / Love Songs & Fairytales/The Girl is Back (2 CDs)
Daniel Merriweather - Love & War (2-LP vinyl)
Danny Elfman - The Wolfman (soundtrack)
David Broza - Night Dawn: Unpublished Poetry of Townes Van Zandt
David Byrne and Fatboy Slim - Here Lies Love
Deadstring Brothers - Sao Paulo (vinyl)
Diana Ross - Touch Me in the Morning (2 CDs)
Dickey Betts - Collectors / Lets Get Together (2 CDs)
Donny Hathaway - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Echo & the Bunnymen - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Editors - You Don't Know Love EP
Efterklang - Magic Chairs (vinyl)
Electric President - Violent Blue (vinyl)
Eluvium - Similies
Fan Death - A Coin For The Well [EP]
Fang Island - Fang Island
Fela Kuti - Black Man's Cry (reissue)
Flatt & Scruggs and the Stanley Brothers - Flatt & Scruggs & Stanley Brothers 1952-1959 (4 CDs)
Foreigner - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Welcome to the Pleasuredome (2 CDs)
Free Energy - Stuck on Nothing
Fugs - Be Free: The Final CD 2
Gary Stewart - Cactus & a Rose/Collector's Series
Gentle Giant - Giant for a Day
Gentle Giant - Missing Piece
George Benson - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Georgia Anne Muldrow - SomeOthaShip
Gil Scott-Heron - Me & the Devil (vinyl)
Guy Clark - Guy Clark (Reissue)
Harold Faltermeyer - Cop Out (soundtrack)
Hawkwind - Sonic Attack (2 CDs)
Helen Reddy - Ear Candy / We'll Sing in the Sunshine
High on Fire - Snakes for the Divine (vinyl)
Holly Miranda - The Magician's Private Library (vinyl)
Hot Chip - One Life Stand (vinyl)
Hot Tuna - Double Dose
J. Geils Band - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Jack Rose - Luck In the Valley (vinyl)
Jackson Heights - Bump N Grind
Jackson Heights - Ragamuffin's Fool
Jaga Jazzist - One Armed Bandit
James L. Venable - Justice League: Crisis On Two Earth (soundtrack)
Jesus & Mary Chain - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Joan Armatrading - Walk Under Ladders (remastered)
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me (vinyl)
John Zorn - In Search of the Miraculous
Johnny Cash - American VI: Aint No Grave
Johnny Horton - Fantastic Johnny Horton (vinyl)
Josh Thompson - Way Out Here
Joy Kills Sorrow - Darkness Sure Becomes This City
Julian Cope - Peggy Suicide: Deluxe Edition (2 CDs)
K-OS - Yes!
Keel - Right to Rock: 25th Anniversary Edition
Kidz In The Hall - Land Of Make Believe
Laura Nyro & Labelle - Gonna Take a Miracle
Lifehouse - Smoke & Mirrors
Linda Ronstadt - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Little Feat - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
LoneLady - Nerve Up (vinyl)
Los Lobos - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Madlib - Medicine Show No. 2: Flight To Brazil
Madness - Absolutely (2 CDs)
Madness - Seven (2 CDs)
Manhattan Transfer - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Marmalade - Only Light on My Horizon Now
Marty Wilde - Bad Boy
Martyn - Fabric 50
Meat Puppets - Meat Puppets II (vinyl reissue)
Merle Haggard - Kern River / Chill Factor (Reis)
Michael Jackson - Acapella Album (vinyl)
Michelle Branch - Everything Comes And Goes
Middle of the Road - Chirpy Chirpy Cheap Cheap / Acceleration / Drive On
Miles Davis - All Miles: The Prestige Albums (14-CD box set)
Molly Hatchet - Warriors of the Rainbow Bridge (vinyl)
Monkees - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Natalie Cole - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Nazareth - Hair of the Dog (Extra Tracks)
Nazareth - Loud N Proud (Extra Tracks)
Nazareth - Rampant
Nick Thune - Thick Noon (CD & DVD)
Okapi - Love Him
Orleans - 75 Live: Harvard Square Theatre
Past Lives - Tapestry of Webs (vinyl)
Patti Dahlstrom - Emotion: the Music of
Pelican - What We All Come to Need (vinyl reissue)
Phantogram - Eyelid Movies (vinyl)
Phantom Communique - The Wolf And The Sheep
Picastro - Become Secret
Plimsouls - Live Beg Borrow & Steal: October 31, 1981, Whiskey (vinyl)
Pogues - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Pretenders - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Quasi - American Gong (vinyl)
Radio Dept. - Clinging to a Scheme
Ramblin' Jack Elliot - At Lansdowne Studios, London
Rickie Lee Jones - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Rob Swift - The Architect
Robin Guthrie - Sunflower Stories EP
Rocket Summer - Of Men And Angels
Rocky Votolato - True Devotion
Rod Stewart - Original Album Series (5 CDs)
Rufus Thomas - Early Years
Sade - Soldier of Love (vinyl)
Sambassadeur - European
Sarah Buxton - Sarah Buxton
Serge Gainsbourg - Le Pacha (vinyl reissue)
Serge Gainsbourg - Poet & Provacateur
She & Him - In the Sun B/W I Can Hear Music (vinyl)
Shearwater - The Golden Archipeligo
Shellshag - Rumors in Disguise (vinyl)
Shout Out Louds - Work (vinyl)
Soul Children - Finders Keepers / Where Is Your Woman Tonight
Spirit - Last Euro Tour (2 CDs)
Stafraenn Hakon - Sanitas
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't Stand the Weather (vinyl)
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Soul to Soul (vinyl)
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood (vinyl)
Strange Boys - Be Brave (vinyl)
Sugarloaf - Don't Call Us, We'll Call You
Superions - Superions EP
The New Loud - Can't Stop Not Knowing [EP]
The Streets - Computers And Blues
Toro Y Moi - Causers Of This
Tracy Shedd - EP88 (vinyl)
Tune-Yards - Real Live Flesh (vinyl)
Tunng - Hustle (vinyl)
Various Arists - Acoustic Tribute to Death Cab for Cutie
Various Artists - Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas
Various Artists - Cave of Clear Light: Pye & Dawn Records 1967-1975 (3 CDs)
Various Artists - Hard to Find 45s on CD, Volume 11 (Sugar Pop Classics)
Various Artists - Rare West Coast Jump N Jive 1945-1954 (4 CDs)
Various Artists - Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox
Was (Not Was) - Pick of the Litter 1980-2010
We Are Wolves - Invisible Violence (vinyl)
Ween - Pod (vinyl reissue)
White Hills - White Hills (vinyl)
Wolf People - Tidings (vinyl)
Wolfmother - White Feather (vinyl)
Xasthur - 2005 Demo
Xiu Xiu - Dear God, I Hate Myself (vinyl)
Youngbloods - Earth Music (vinyl)
Youngbloods - Youngbloods (vinyl)
Zalman Yanovsky - Alive & Well in Argentina
Zeus - Say Us

Vinyl Records In The News

Vinyl records seeing resurgence in popularity

By Matthew Jacobs

Vinyl records are going for a spin again, as the once-universal music format makes a comeback across the recording industry.

Record sales skyrocketed in 2008, with 2.1 million vinyl albums sold through November, according to Nielsen SoundScan, an information system that tracks music sales. And 2009 saw the highest number of record sales since 1991.

In 2006 and 2007, vinyl record sales increased 14 percent as CD sales plummeted 35 percent, according to Nielsen.

The Compact Disc Store on Jefferson Highway, a local music store and Baton Rouge staple since its opening in November 1984, has reported a spike in sales in conjunction with the return of the classic record format.

“Five years ago, we started noticing that people were wanting vinyl again,” said Brad Pope, co-owner of The Compact Disc Store. “At that time, only a few things were on vinyl. Now, almost everything gets a [vinyl] release.”

Read the rest here: http://www.lsureveille.com/entertainment/vinyl-records-seeing-resurgence-in-popularity-1.2158692


Play it again: Vinyl records spin out of obscurity and find new fans


Imagine if all of a sudden people started buying typewriters again. And not just old fogeys fed up with computers, but young, hip types in their 20s.

Then imagine that rather than display those noisy old contraptions in a nook of their apartment, they actually used them all the time, to the degree that sales of things like typewriter ribbons actually increased over the course of a year.

Weird, huh?

This is the music industry in 2010. Decades after compact discs came in and gut-punched the vinyl record industry into oblivion, and about 10 years after downloading knee-capped the old long-player into what seemed like permanent obsolescence there's one part of the businesses that's making a comeback:

Vinyl records.

Read the rest here: http://toledoblade.com/article/20100214/ART10/100219806

Vinyl Record News

Sick Of It All To Reissue First Two Albums On Vinyl

Reflections Records will re-release the first two albums from New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All — "Blood, Sweat And No Tears" (originally released on July 12, 1989) and "Just Look Around" (1992). Both albums will feature original artwork but be packaged in a gatefold sleeve. They will be limited to 500 copies.

Sick Of It All's new album,"Based On A True Story", is scheduled for release on April 20 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2006's "Death To Tyrants" was recorded Antfarm Studios in Ã…rhus, Denmark with Danish producer Tue Madsen (Halford, Behemoth, Kataklysm, The Haunted).


The Society Of Rockets Announce Release Date For Double Vinyl

America is still number one in space and time exploration now that San Francisco's The Society of Rockets has recorded its fourth album, "Future Factory," due out March 16. The band's singer and cosmonaut leader, Joshua Babcock has proclaimed the 21-track psych-pop album as being "designed to function as an hour-long sonic map of utopias that never were and have yet to be."

The Society of Rockets are currently docked out in San Francisco's industrial Dogpatch neighborhood, where Babcock's team of musical chemists includes Adam Dobrer on bass, David Isbister on piano and keyboards, Steve Wertheim on drums, Robin Wageman on guitar, and multi-instrumentalist Lorelei David on theremin, flute, and xylophone. Longtime associate Ben Tinker also joined in, contributing all of the freshly unearthed analog synth tones peppered throughout "Future Factory," the follow-up to 2007's critically acclaimed "Our Paths Related."

The lab results for "Future Factory" have tested positive for a kind of Faust (Krautrock) meets Unrest ('90s Indie) meets Milton Nascimento (post-Tropicalia samba) concoction.

Babcock's original hypothesis was to take the songs from the "Future Factory" sessions and find a way to make them play in a different order on every listen, creating an audio jigsaw puzzle that would constantly rearrange itself. In the end, the band's enduring vinyl obsession prevailed, resulting in this lovingly crafted 180-gram white vinyl double album.


Minus the Bear announce Omni

Seattle-based quintet Minus the Bear are very excited to announce the release of their new album, OMNI, set for a May 4th release on Dangerbird Records. Produced by Grammy Award winning producer Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket), OMNI showcases the quintet's remarkable gift to craft visionary and gripping compositions, and with the assistance of Chiccarelli, revealing new layers in their songwriting as they pursue the next level in their inimitable musical style. With the exploration of erotic themes and fascinating tales of human sexual relationships, OMNI is a riveting new album of rich soundscapes illustrated by Minus The Bear's trademark precision and tremendous growth as artistic lyricists and songwriters. Beginning April 21st, Minus the Bear will embark on a 6-week North American tour premiering these new tracks. Dates to be announced shortly. OMNI marks the first release for the band on Dangerbird Records.

Over the years, Minus the Bear has won over legions of fans and critics with an exhilarating live show and a sound that is uniquely their own. With a devoted fan base, Minus the Bear sell out 2000-capacity venues nationwide whether on or off album cycle, have generated more than 13 million plays on MySpace, and continuously release new material (EPs and singles) to fan and critical acclaim.



Eternal Summers Announce EP; Make Track Available Online For Free

Eternal Summers announce their self-titled EP to be released on March 13th on Chimney Sweep Records. The record will be available on limited edition 10" vinyl as well as from online retailers. In anticipation of the release, they have made the first single "Able To" available for free download via RCRD LBL beginning today.


FIREWIND's 'The Premonition' To Be Released On Vinyl

"The Premonition", the latest album from Greek melodic metallers FIREWIND — who feature in their ranks current OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G. — will be released on vinyl on March 8 via Century Media Records. The band's first-ever vinyl release will contain one bonus track.

FIREWIND recently parted ways with drummer Mark Cross (ex-HELLOWEEN, METALIUM) due to personal differences. Sitting behind the kit for FIREWIND for the band's three since-cancelled shows in Mexico in February was supposed to be Michael Ehre (ULI JON ROTH, KEE MARCELLO).

FIREWIND is currently working on material for a new studio album, tentatively due later in the year via Century Media Records.

Vinyl still popular with city music fans

How are vinyl records doing across the pond? Thank you to Graeme Ogston at http://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/  for this unique perspective.

Vinyl still popular with city music fans

Groucho owner Alistair ‘Breeks’ Brodie

Vinyl is still being embraced by Dundee’s discerning music buyers according to the city’s oldest record store (writes Graeme Ogston).

Groucho’s in the Nethergate has reported a huge rise in the amount of records being bought in favour of CDs, with the format now holding its own against its digital rivals.

Although vinyl LPs only accounted for 0.2% of sales for new releases in the UK last year, the local second-hand market for the format is booming.

Groucho’s owner Alastair ‘Breeks’ Brodie said people were returning to vinyl due to its “warmth” compared to the “coldness” of digital formats.

He said, “Vinyl sounds great and there is a richness and warmth you don’t get from CDs and downloads. The artwork is also a selling point and people like the whole package.

“Other customers see vinyl as an investment — you can’t download an artefact.”

Alastair said it wasn’t just former vinyl fans reliving their youth who were scouring the racks for LPs.

He said, “We’re finding classic rock from the 70s is selling very well and it is also selling to a younger clientele. A lot of these records were originally made for guys in their late teens.

“We also get collectors and people who have tried CDs and decided years later to go back to their old record collections and build them back up.”

Big sellers continue to be the old guard, with The Beatles and The Who proving particularly popular.

However, Alastair issued a cautious note to those music fans thinking they were sitting on a vinyl goldmine.

He said, “A lot of it is down to condition and how people treat their records. It’s like a car — if you have a Mini from the 60s and it is a beat up old wreck it won’t be worth the same as one that’s been kept in a garage.”

While there are still fortunes to be made, Alastair said these were few and far between.

He said, “If you were one of the few people to buy the Beatles first album on the day it came out, you might have the original gold label stereo version, which is worth thousands of pounds.

“We do get a lot of people offering us a collection they have inherited from an elderly parent and that’s when we see the Mantovani and Ken Dodd records that have no value whatsoever.”

Alastair said while the store was “feeling the pinch” like most other businesses in the current climate, vinyl was still paying its way.

He said, “Sales of record players are also up, now that you can use them to put your record collection onto your computer.

“I’m glad vinyl is still going strong and that’s why we stuck with it when all the other shops dropped it. The late John Peel said life has surface noise, and I totally agree with that — you don’t want to have everything pristine and crystal clear.”

SOURCE: http://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/