Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

This from our friends at

Dear Hunter Limited Edition Box Set

Triple Crown is releasing a Limited Edition box set, contains 16 page booklet, digital download card of the complete collection and Nine 10″ colored vinyls. Each vinyl will be colored to match the restrospective EPs in the collection.

1. Never Forgive, Never Forget
2. Filth And Squalor
3. Take More Than You Need
4. This Body

1. I Couldn't Do It Alone
2. A Curse Of Cynicism
3. Deny It All
4. We've Got A Score To Settle

1. Echo
2. Stuck On A Wire, Out On The Fence
3. A Sea of Solid Earth
4. But There's Wolves?

1. She's Always Singing
2. The Dead Dont Starve
3. A Sua Voz
4. Misplaced Devotion

1. Things That Hide Away
2. The Canopy
3. Crow And Cackle
4. The Inheritance

1. Tripping In Triplets
2. Trapdoor
3. What You Said
4. The Collapse Of The Great Tide Cliffs

1. What Time Taught Us
2. Mandala
3. Progress
4. Therma

1. Mr. Malum
2. Lillian
3. Too Late
4. Look Away

1. Home
2. Fall And Flee
3. No God
4. Lost But Not All Gone

Order it here

Top 10 Records – April 18, 2011

For the week of April 4 – April 11, 2011 at ShopRadioCast:

1. The Menzingers – Chamberlain Waits LP
2. William Elliott Whitmore / P.O.S. – Split 7″ (Record Store Day)
3. Frank Turner – England Keep My Bones
4. Yellowcard – When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes LP (Exclusive)
5. Deftones – Adrenaline LP
6. Deftones – Around The Fur LP
7. Dance Gavin Dance – People We Knew 7″
8. Balance and Composure – Separation
9. Death Cab For Cutie – Codes And Keys (2XLP)
10. Small Brown Bike – Fell & Found

Teenage Fanclub – Thirteen Vinyl!

Original Recordings are pressing Teenage Fanclub’s album, “Thirteen” on vinyl due out May 24th, 2011. It will be pressed on high quality European vinyl. This will be the first time it is available on vinyl in North America


the la times has this sad news:

Phoebe Snow dies at 60; singer of 1974 hit 'Poetry Man'

Phoebe Snow received wide acclaim for her self-titled album, which showed off her multi-octave range and musical versatility. She had suffered a brain hemorrhage in January 2010.

By Keith Thursby, Los Angeles Times

Phoebe Snow, a singer and songwriter who gained fame with her 1974 self-titled album that featured the hit single "Poetry Man," has died. She was 60.

Snow died Tuesday in Edison, N.J., said Rick Miramontez, her longtime friend and public relations representative. She had suffered a brain hemorrhage in January 2010.



Chili Peppers Confirm Album Release Date

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith has revealed that the group will release their as-yet-unnamed album in the last week of August this year.

He was speaking to Rock It Out, where he also talked about the chemistry with their newer guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who replace John Frusciante in 2010.

Read the interview at


take a stroll down album cover art lane with a list of the greatest covers:

30 Greatest Album Covers Of All Time

One of the most overlooked consequences of the current digitialization of music is its effects on the artform that is the album cover. Once upon a time, if you wanted to buy an album, you would meander into your local record store and browse through the album sections, and lo! and behold! you were mesmorized by amazing cover art as large as your head. Today? Click, download, and that’s it. Of course, if you’re fortunate, the album art might take up a square inch of your iPod screen.

In honor of this lost art, we had compiled a list of our 30 favorite album covers of all time.

Read the rest and look some fantastic album cover art at


AUGUST BURNS RED: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Unveiled

Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based Christian metalcore quintet AUGUST BURNS RED will release its fourth album, "Leveler", on June 21 via Sollid State Records. The effort will be available in both regular and deluxe editions —a first for the band.

Read the rest and get the track list at Blabbermouth


interesting record store story:

In tune with those who love music

By Dyke Hendrickson

NEWBURYPORT — In the 35 years that Richard Osborne has run Dyno Records, he has witnessed the arrival of cassettes, CDs, discount chains and (free) music swapping.

The Middle Street store has prevailed over many forces, and it appears that the persistent Osborne is going to keep the doors open until the Fat Lady sings.

"New ways of acquiring songs has hurt the business in recent years," said the soft-spoken Osborne, "and locally, the poor economy has also affected sales at stores like mine.

"But we still have people who really love music, and we've been successful at selling vinyl albums again and also second-hand records. There are some bright spots."

Read the rest at


cool story about what the beatles were to george martin:

Sir George Martin: ‘The Beatles Aren’t The Beatles to Me’

Michael Wright

One can forgive Sir George Martin for not doing too much press these days. The former Beatles producer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, who turned 85 earlier this year, has not produced an album since 2006’s Beatles mash-up, Love, for Cirque du Soleil. Beyond that, he’s answered every conceivable question about his former colleagues one could ask. But with a new documentary set to air on the BBC, Martin sat down with The Independent to talk about his career, and yes, in particular, those magical days with the Fab Four.

“I wasn’t music at all. It was comedy,” Martin said of the quality that first drew him to the group at their first audition in 1962.

Read the rest at Gibson


and in music history for today:

In 1963, Little Peggy March started a three-week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “I Will Follow Him.” At 15 years, one month and 13 days old, Little Peggy March became the youngest female singer to have a U.S. #1.

John Lennon's "In His Own Write", a collection of funny poems and drawings, was published in the U.S in 1964.

Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson" was released in 1968.

In 1969, Joe Cocker makes his American debut on the Ed Sullivan Show before embarking on a tour.

In 1971, the Grateful Dead appeared at The Fillmore East in New York City. The Beach Boys also appeared on stage with the Dead, who together performed a short set of Beach Boys songs.

In 1974, Ray Stevens released what would be his biggest hit, "The Streak". The novelty tune would make it to the top of the US charts next month. and a fad was born!

In 1980, three years and a day after opening its doors, New York's legendary Studio 54 was closed for liquor license violations. Several months earlier, owners Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager were jailed for tax evasion. The club would reopened under new management in 1981.

In 1985, USA For Africa started a three-week run at #1 on the U.S. chart with “We Are The World.” The U.S. answer to Band Aid featured an all-star cast including Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Daryl Hall, Huey Lewis, Cyndi Lauper, Kim Carnes, Ray Charles, Billy Joel and Paul Simon plus the song’s composers, Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie.

Poison released the album "Open Up and Say...Ahh!" in 1988

And in 2006 - the now famous fall out a tree incident - In Fiji, Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) was admitted to a hospital after he reportedly suffered a head injury when he fell out of a palm tree.

birthdays today include (among many others) 1951, Ace Frehley of KISS (1951) and Kate Pierson of The B-52's (1948)

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