Saturday, January 29, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Notes, Did You Know?

THE HAUNTED: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Swedish metallers THE HAUNTED are scheduled to release their seventh studio album, 'Unseen,' in late March via Century Media Records. The efffort was once again recorded with longtime producer Tue Madsen (MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, GOREFEST, SICK OF IT ALL) at his Antfarm Studio in Ã…rhus, Denmark.

Regarding the "Unseen" cover artwork, THE HAUNTED said, "The artwork design was made by our friend Frode, who also did the art for (2004's) 'rEVOLVEr.' We really like his design aesthetic, and he seems to come up with something unique every single time."



Iron & Wine Announce Massive Tour

The band will spend the next few months crossing Europe and North America Indie folk stars Iron & Wine will release their new album Kiss Each Other Clean January 25 on Warner Bros. in the U.S. and January 24 on 4AD internationally; right now, you can stream the whole thing at Conan O'Brien's website. And here's hoping the band enjoyed their time off, since they're going to be good and busy for the next few months, touring Europe and North America. We've got their dates below.

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The Killers and Jane’s Addiction to Headline New Lollapalooza

Bryan Wawzenek

As previously reported, a second Lollapalooza music festival is beginning this year in Santiago, Chile. The festival recently announced the two-day event’s headliners, which include The Killers, Jane’s Addiction and Kanye West.

Lollapalooza Chile, taking place at Santiago’s Parque O’Higgins on April 2 and 3, also will feature the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Deftones, Fatboy Slim, The Flaming Lips.......



Panda Bear unveils album cover art for Tomboy

Animal Collective Noah Lennox Panda Bear Tomboy

Panda Bear is the project of Animal Collective member Noah Lennox. Tomboy, his long-awaited fourth album as Panda Bear, and follow-up to Person Pitch, is now complete and will be released on his own
label, Paw Tracks on April 12, 2011. This is one week earlier than the originally announced release date – it was moved up so that the record will be available for Record Store Day on April 16.

Over the past six months or so, Panda Bear has released a series of vinyl singles on different labels.....

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this from Jack White's Third Man Records

Drive By Truckers Live At Third Man Records

Third Man Records is happy to announce the latest in our live show and live LP series, Drive-By Truckers.

In anticipation for their upcoming album, “Go-Go Boots” (out Feb 15th on ATO) and following up from their sold out show at The Cannery Ballroom, the Truckers will be performing a special matinee all ages show here at Third Man Records on this Sunday Jan. 30th that will be recorded direct to analog tape for release as a live LP (and a limited Black & Blue split colored LP for those in attendance).

For this special show at TMR, the Truckers will be joined by David Hood on stage and the show will be a celebration of Southern soul featuring tracks from the new album and some special covers.

Black & Blue split colored LPs of the performance will be available for purchase for attendees after the show and for three days after. Save your ticket! LPs will be available for collection within a month and you will be notified via the Third Man newsletter.


here's a cute story and a labor of love for one music lover....

A Thrifty Style Music Shop

By Veronica Lake

Collins Music and Thrift Store offers a bit of everything

From the outside looking in you would assume that only musical instruments are sold at this shop, yet once inside you will be surprised at the little of everything that Collins Music and Thrift has for sale.

Owner, Ed Collins, has owned the store since 1986 and has relocated five different times bouncing back and forth from Fairfield to Suisun. The store has been in his current location where since 2007.

Formerly known as Collins Music and Collectibles, Collins changed the name of the business in January of this year to inform potential customers that they are not solely a music shop, but carry many other non-music related products as well. Collins opened the shop 25 years ago after a fellow record store owner complimented his collection of vinyl records.

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here's a guy, like thousands of others, who is helping to keep the vinyl record tradition alive...great work!

Record store celebrates anniversary, vinyl Record store celebrates anniversary, vinyl

Written by Carina A. Brunson

McALLEN — Orlie Ozuna loves vinyl. After 10 years of collecting vinyl records, and with the help of a friend, Ozuna opened Fall Back Records, which celebrates its one-year anniversary on Feb. 5.

“I had developed a mild addiction to it and I just assumed if I liked it so much, there had to be enough people out there that could make this idea a success,” the McAllen resident said about opening his

He is still excited to look at what each new shipment brings to his store and immediately announces it on his Facebook page. He also shares rare finds that he acquires through hard work and lots of looking around.

But why open a vinyl record store when mp3s are so prevalent in the 21st century digital world?

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Did You Know?

and now, more stuff everybody should know...

The only planet without a ring is earth.

Wayne's World was filmed in two weeks.

A group of unicorns is called a blessing - if you believe they exist....

There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S, than real ones! 

Certain frogs can be frozen solid then thawed, and continue living.  Coool....

Napoleon constructed his battle plans in a sandbox.  Hope he didn't have a cat....
In 32 years. there are about 1 billion seconds!

Rice paper does not have any rice in it!  No wonder it tastes bad...

In 1958, a band called The Champs released a song called "Tequila," an instrumental that would hit number one in mid-March. The group included sax player Jim Seals and drummer Dash Crofts, who would go on to score several hits in the seventies, including "Summer Breeze" as Seals and Crofts.

In 1962, Warner Brothers Records signed Peter, Paul and Mary to their first recording contract. Their self-titled album would stay in the US Top 10 for ten months, remained in the Top 20 for two years and did not drop off the Hot 100 album chart until three-and-a-half years after its release. Their only single to make it all the way to number 1 was 1969's, Leaving On a Jet Plane, written by John Denver.

In 1966, "I Fought The Law" by The Bobby Fuller Four is released. It will enter the Hot 100 two weeks later and eventually reach #9 during an eight week chart run.

In 1977, Rose Royce, the former backing band for The Temptations, went to #1 on the US singles chart with "Car Wash".

In 1983, Men At Work top the UK and US singles charts with "Down Under" and the UK and US album charts with "Business As Usual". This feat had not been accomplished since Rod Stewart did it in 1971.

In 1996, Country superstar Garth Brooks refused to accept his American Music Award for Favorite Overall Artist, saying that Hootie and the Blowfish had done more for music that year than he did. He was right

In 2005, David Lerchey, a founding member of The Dell-Vikings who reached the Billboard Top 40 with "Come Go With Me" (#4), "Whispering Bells" (#9) and "Cool Shake" (#12), all in 1957, died of cancer the age of 67.

The late David Byron of Uriah Heep was born in 1947.   He died February 28, 1985. Man, this brings back the headphone days!

The original vinyl release was a gatefold sleeve, the front of which was designed by Roger Dean