Monday, May 9, 2011

New Vinyl Record and Music Releases - May 10, 2011

Lots of great music this week including Okkervil River's I Am Very Far and The Antlers' Burst Apart. CVR Blog recommendations include Wild Beasts' Smother, Sleepy Vikings' They Will Find You Here, Anvil's Juggernaut of Justice, Architecture in Helsinki's Moment Bends on vinyl, Black Label Society's Song Remains Not the Same, the Cars with Move Like This on vinyl, Prince with three reissues on vinyl (1999, Controversy, Dirty Mind), the Jesus and Mary Chain with two reissues on vinyl (Automatic, Honey's Dead), Pearl Jam with remastered editions of Vitalogy and Vs. on vinyl, the Dream Syndicate's Days of Wine & Roses (reissue) on vinyl, a couple of Johnny Winter reissues on vinyl, and a couple of reissues from the Cramps on vinyl.

A couple of CDs also make the CVR Blog list Gene Clark's Tribute to the Byrds (2 CDs) and Russell Hitchcock's Tennessee: The Nashville Sessions (2 CDs).

Africa Hitech - 93 Million Miles
Alvarius B. - Baroque Primitiva
Antietam - Tenth Life
Anvil - Juggernaut of Justice
Arc In Round - Arc In Round
Architecture in Helsinki - Moment Bends (vinyl)
Ark of the Covenant - Separation
Balance and Composure - Separation
Balkans - Balkans
Ben Sollee - Inclusions
Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat - Everything's Getting Older
Bing Crosby - Through the Years 7: 1954
Black Label Society - Song Remains Not the Same
Blue October - Ugly Side: An Acoustic Evening with Blue October
Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan in Concert: Brandeis University 1963 (vinyl)
Booker T. Jones - The Road From Memphis (vinyl)
Booker T. and the M.G.'s - McLemore Avenue (remastered)
Bootsy Collins - Tha Funk Capitol Of The World (vinyl)
Byrds - Lost Broadcasts
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Translucent Fresnel (The Nan True's Hole Tape 72 / 73 Live) (vinyl)
Cars - Door to Door
Cars - Move Like This (vinyl)
Catalepsy - Bleed
Chris Barber - Memories of My Trip (2 CDs)
Chris Thile & Michael Daves - Sleep With One Eye Open
Chrissy Murderbot - Women's Studies
Christina Perri - lovestrong.
Christopher Cross - Doctor Faith
Cirkus - Medicine
City Center - Redeemer
Clutch - Blast Tyrant
Colin L. Orchestra - Infinite Ease / Good God
Colourmusic - My ____ Is Pink
Crippled Black Phoenix - Night Raider (reissue)(vinyl)
Crippled Black Phoenix - The Resurrectionists (reissue)(vinyl)
Daniel Knox - Evryman for Himself
Darkest Hour - The Human Romance (vinyl)
Dave Brubeck - Playlist: The Very Best of Dave Brubeck
Dead Meadow - Peel Session
Delay Trees - Delay Trees
Dengue Fever - Cannibal Courtship
Devil Whale - Teeth
Dionne Warwick - Playlist: The Very Best of Dionne Warwick
Dominik Eulberg - Diorama
Dream Syndicate - Days of Wine & Roses (reissue)(vinyl)
EMA - Past Life Maryred Saints
El Obo - Oxford Basement Collection
Eric Bibb - Troubadour Live
Ezekiel Honig - Folding In On Itself
Forty Winters - Reflection
Fotheringay & Sandy Denny - Lost Broadcasts (2 CDs)
Frankie Miller - Thats Who: Complete Chrysalis Recordings 73-80 (4 CDs)
Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
Gardens - Gardens
Gary Moore - Ballads & Blues
Gary Moore - Wild Frontier Tour
Gene Clark - Tribute to the Byrds (2 CDs)
Get Help - The Good Green Earth
Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy
Greg Brown - Freak Flag
Hate Eternal - Phoenix Amongst the Ashes
Helado Negro - Canta Lechuza
Here We Go Magic - The January (EP)
Hey Champ - Anything At All (EP)
Holly Golightly & Dan Melichior - Desperate Little Town (reissue)
Hooray for Earth - True Loves
Horseback - The Gorgon Tongue
Howe Gelb - Alegrias
Jackie-O Motherf**ker - Volume 1: Fig. 5 & Liberation
Janis Ian - Between the Lines (Gold CD)
Janis Ian - Playlist: The Very Best of Janis Ian
Jared Mees and the Grown Children - Only Good Thoughts Can Stay
Jesu - Ascension
Jesus and Mary Chain - Automatic (reissue)(vinyl)
Jesus and Mary Chain - Honey's Dead (reissue)(vinyl)
Jimmie Dale Gilmour - Heirloom Music
Joan of Arc - Life Like
Johan Agebjorn and Friends - Casablanca Nights
John Grant - Queen of Denmark (vinyl)
Johnnie Taylor - Taylored in Silk Expanded
Johnny Cash - American VI: Ain't No Grave (vinyl)
Johnny Winter - Playlist: The Very Best of Johnny Winter
Johnny Winter - Still Alive & Well (vinyl)
Karl Blau - Max
Laura Veirs - The Triumphs and Travails of Orphan Mae (reissue)
Le Butcherettes - Sin Sin Sin
Led ER Est - May (EP)
Lee Scratch Perry - Rise Again
Liturgy - Aesthethica
Loggins & Messina - Sittin' In (vinyl)
Love Inks - ESP
Magnetic Man - Magnetic Man
Man Man - Life Fantastic
Man Overboard - The Human Highlight Reel
Manchester Orchestra - Simple Math
Mantana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens de Colour Libres
Mark McGuire - A Young Person's Guide to Mark McGuire
Marty Robbins - Playlist: The Very Best of Marty Robbins
Matthew Morrison - Matthew Morrison
Matthew Sweet - Playlist: The Very Best of Matthew Sweet
Memory Map - Holiday Band
Metallica - S&M (6-LP vinyl box set)(vinyl)
Mexicans with Guns - Ceremony
Mint Julep - Adorn
Mountains - Air Museum
Moving Mountains - Waves
Muddy Waters - Playlist: The Very Best of Muddy Waters
New York Dolls - Dancing Backward in High Heels (vinyl)
Ohgr - Undeveloped
Okkervil River - I Am Very Far
Other Lives - Tamer Animals
Oxbow - King of the Jews
Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What (vinyl)
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (remastered)(vinyl)
Pearl Jam - Vs. (remastered)(vinyl)
Peter Case - Case Files (vinyl)
Phil Cook - Hungry Mother Blues
Portugal. The Man - Church Mouth (reissue)(vinyl)
Portugal. The Man - Waiter You Voltures (reissue)(vinyl)
Primal Scream - Vanishing Point 2 LPs (vinyl)
Prince - 1999 (vinyl)
Prince - Controversy (vinyl)
Prince - Dirty Mind (vinyl)
Prince Fatty - Supersize (vinyl)
Psychedelic Furs - Playlist: The Very Best of Psychedelic Furs
Psychedelic Horsesh*t - Laced
Pure X - You're In It Now
Randy Newman - Randy Newman Songbook 2
Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin’
Rene Hell - Terminal Symphony
Rise Against / Face to Face - Split (vinyl)
Robbie Robertson - How to Become Clairvoyant (2 LPs)(vinyl)
Rory Gallagher - Blueprint
Rory Gallagher - Deuce
Rory Gallagher - Live in Europe
Rory Gallagher - Rory Gallagher
Russell Hitchcock - Tennessee: The Nashville Sessions (2 CDs)
SKOLD - Anomie
Sam Roberts Band - Collider
Sleepy Rebels - Yellow Tree
Sleepy Vikings - They Will Find You Here
Sloan - The Double Cross
Spindrift - Classic Soundtracks
Staple Singers - Be Altitude: Respect Yourself Expanded
Steve Earle - I'll Never Get of This World Alive DVD/Blu-Ray (vinyl)
Tanya Tucker - Heres Some Love
Teena Marie - Playlist: The Very Best of Teena Marie
The Antlers - Burst Apart
The Clutters - Breaking Bones
The Cramps - Psychedelic Jungle (reissue) (vinyl)
The Cramps - Songs the Lord Taught Us (reissue)(vinyl)
The Devil Whale - Teeth
The Felice Brothers - Celebration, Florida
The Gates Of Slumber - The Wretch
The Lonely Island - Turtleneck & Chain
The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library - Volume One
The Sea and Cake - The Moonlight Butterfly
The Shivers - More
The The - Playlist: The Very Best of The The
The Wilderness Of Manitoba - When You Left The Fire
Thea Gilmore - John Wesley Harding
Thee Oh Sees - Castlemania
Thieves Like Us - Your Love Runs Still
This Romantic Tragedy - Reborn
This Will Destroy You - Tunnel Blanket
Tiago Sousa - Walden's Pond
Tyler the Creator - Goblin
Urge Overkill - Rock & Roll Submarine
Various Artists - 35 Years of Stony Plain (3 CDs)
Various Artists - Playlist: The Very Best of 80s Metal Now Hair This
Various Artists - Hank Williams: Timeless (vinyl)
Various Artists - Nigeria 70 Sweet Times: Afro-Funk Highlife
Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain: Gold Edition (reissue)(vinyl)
Warren Haynes - Man in Motion 2 LPs (vinyl)
Wild Beasts - Smother
Wild Billy Childish and The MBE's - Mama Rolling Stone b/w Little Latin Lupe-Lu (vinyl)
Wilderness of Manitoba - When You Left the Fire
Wooden Wand - Circle (vinyl)
Yelle - Safari Disco Club (vinyl)
Yes - Union: Live (2 CDs)
Young Legionnaire - Crisis Works
Zombi - Escape Velocity
Zomby - Natalia's Song (vinyl)

New Jazz Releases - May 10, 2011
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Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

neat story in salina kansas about a record pressing company:


By DAVID CLOUSTON Salina Journal

Two things become clear in the first few minutes while Chad Kassem gives visitors a tour of the latest addition to his expanding business empire.

One is that the worn and greasy unrestored record presses resting in pieces in a dark warehouse corner show how much work it will take to bring them back to life.

The second thing is that those unused presses are ample proof Kassem's business isn't through growing.

Six restored presses resting under bright fluorescent bulbs atop a freshly painted floor in a room nearby appear as shiny as the day they left the factory. They're all 30 years old or older and have been tricked out with the latest electronic monitoring devices.

"Paint 'em now, clean them up. Do everything you can think of. Now is the time," was Kassem's charge to the technicians he's hired to make his latest vision for his company a reality.

Salina for years has been known for the products made here and shipped nationwide -- automotive batteries, frozen pizzas, fluorescent lamps, farm tillage implements, firefighting equipment and airport shuttle buses, to name a few. Now, thanks to Kassem, high-quality vinyl records can be added to the list.

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Pavones Records To Release Prevenge, Dig It Up Split 7"

Montreal, Quebec punk outfits Prevenge and Dig It Up will be joining forces and contributing two songs each for a split 7" on Pavones Records. The vinyl will see a May 31st release date while Juicebox Recording Co. will offer the album as a free/donation-based digital download. Pavones Records is now streaming one song from each band at its Bandcamp page.

Limited to a pressing of 500 7-inches on white (100) and black (400) vinyl, the split features two of Canada's best and brightest DIY punk bands tearing through four fist-pumping, high-energy, rough-and-tumble yet relentlessly catchy anthems

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SHADOWSIDE: 'Inner Monster Out' Artwork Unveiled

Brazilian female-fronted metallers SHADOWSIDE will release their third album, "Inner Monster Out", on June 7 via SHP Records. The CD was produced, mixed and mastered at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden by Fredrik Nordström, who has previously worked with AT THE GATES, IN FLAMES, DARK TRANQUILLITY, ARCH ENEMY, SOILWORK and BRING ME THE HORIZON, among others. It features guest vocals from Björn "Speed" Strid (SOILWORK), Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY), and Niklas Isfeldt (DREAM EVIL).

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Cymbals Release Their Debut Album 'Unlearn'

London 3 piece CYMBALS release their debut album 'Unlearn' on Tough Love Records today. 'Unlearn' covers the first 10 songs ever written by the band, pressed up on a limited run of 300 vinyl, each sleeve is individually hand screen printed by artist Sinead Evans. The album is also available digitally.

The album was written and recorded by the band and mixed using the collective efforts of Rory Bratwell (formerly of Test Icicles, producer for Male Bonding, Cold Pumas, Veronica Falls, Teeth!!! etc.), James Yuill and Manchester electronic wunderkids D/R/U/G/S.

CYMBALS formed in London amidst the heat haze of summer 2010, directed by nothing but their excellent record collections and the vague intention to "not be boring".



August Burns Red announce track listing and cover art for fourth album, 'Leveler'

Genre giants August Burns Red are poised to release one of the most anxiously awaited hard rock albums of 2011 – a colossal effort entitled Leveler, available in stores and online June 21st – and are excited to reveal the tracklisting and atypical cover art.

The album will be available in both regular and deluxe editions - a first for ABR. Explains JB Brubaker:

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this sad news from our friends at

John Walker of the Walker Brothers Passes Away at 67

John Walker, one of the three musicians who turned themselves into the Walker Brothers, has passed away from liver cancer at the age of 67. His official website posted:

It is with our deepest sadness to report that Mr. John Walker passed away in his Los Angeles area home on May 7, 2011. He was a beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, friend, and artiste

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GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 4/25 - 5/01, 2011

Top 25 Vinyl:

1. Natural Child - 1971
2. Explosions In The Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
3. KORT - Please Don't Touch 7"
4. Those Darlins - Screws Get Loose
5. TV On The Radio - Nine Types Of Light
6. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues 12"
7. The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow
8. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
9. The Clutters - Under Suspicion 7"
10. OFF! - Compared To What 7"
11. Transit - Promise Nothing 7"
12. Panda Bear - Tomboy
13. The Kills - Blood Pressures
14. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
15. Bill Callahan - Apocalypse
16. Middle Brother - Middle Brother
17. Adele - 21
18. Black Mountain - Rollercoaster 7"
19. Of Montreal - Thecontrollersphere
20. Tune-Yards - WHOKILL
21. Earth - Angels Of Darkness Demons Of Light 1
22. T-Rex - Tanx
23. The Apache Relay - American Nomad
24. The Feelies - Here Before
25. The Mountain Goats - All Eternals Deck


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Top 10 Albums – May 9, 2011

Here are the Top 10 albums at Shop Radio Cast for the week of May 2, 2011 – May 9, 2011:

1. Deftones – Around The Fur LP
2. Moving Mountains – Waves
3. The Wonder Years – Suburbia I’ve Give You All And Now I’m Nothing LP
4. Balance and Composure – Separation
5. La Dispute / Koji – Never Come Undone LP
6. Cancer Bats – Birthing The Giant LP
7. Dance Gavin Dance – People We Knew 7″
8. Better Luck Next Time – A Lifetime of Learning
9. Deftones – Adrenaline LP
10. Periphery – Periphery 2XLP



1. Adele : 21
2. Foo Fighters : Wasting Light
3. Mumford and Sons : Sigh No More
4. Britney Spears : Femme Fatale
5. Soundtrack : Lemonade Mouth
6. Chris Brown : F.A.M.E.
7. Glee Cast : Glee: The Music Presents The Warblers
8. Katy Perry : Teenage Dream
9. Wiz Khalifa : Rolling Papers
10. Paul Simon : So Beautiful Or So What

1. Katy Perry feat. Kanye West : E.T.
2. Adele : Rolling In The Deep
3. Britney Spears : Till The World Ends
4. Black Eyed Peas : Just Can't Get Enough
5. Bruno Mars : The Lazy Song
6. Rihanna : S&M
7. Jennifer Lopez : On The Floor
8. Ke$ha : Blow
9. Jeremih feat. 50 Cent : Down On Me
10. Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes : Look At Me Now


1. Adele : 21
2. Fleet Foxes : Helplessness Blues
3. Adele : 19
4. Jessie J. : Who You Are
5. Bruno Mars : Doo-Wops & Holligans
6. Jennifer Lopez : Love
7. Foo Fighters : Wasting Light
8. Rihanna : Loud
9. Beastie Boys : Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
10. Ellie Goulding : Lights

1. LMFAO : Party Rock Anthem
2. Bruno Mars : The Lazy Song
3. David Guetta : Where Them Girls At
4. Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull : On The Floor
5. Snoop Dogg Vs. David Guetta : Sweat
6. Chris Brown feat. Benny Benassi : Beautiful People
7. Katy Perry : E.T.
8. Wretch 32 : Unorthodox
9. Jessie J : Nobody's Perfect
10. Aloe Blacc : I Need A Dollar


1. Take That : Progress
2. Rihanna : Loud
3. Bruce Springsteen : The Promise
4. Shakira : Sale El Sol
5. Pink : Greatest Hits ... So Far
6. Bon Jovi : Greatest Hits
7. James Blunt : Some Kind Of Trouble
8. Susan Boyle : The Gift
9. Kings Of Leon : Come Around Sundown
10. JLS : Outta This World

1. Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull : On The Floor
2. Rihanna : S&M
3. Adele : Rolling In the Deep
4. Lady Gaga : Born This Way
5. Black Eyed Peas : Just Can't Get Enough
6. Jessie J. feat. B.o.B. : Price Tag
7. Katy Perry : E.T.
8. Snoop Dogg Vs. David Guetta : Sweat
9. LMFAO : Party Rock Anthem
10. Bruno Mars : Grenade


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Cluster 1 presents: Record Store Day 2011 Documentary

Record Store Day 2011 from Consequence of Sound on Vimeo.


and in music history for today:

In 1959, 16 year-old Wayne Newton made his Las Vegas debut at the Freemont Hotel. That first booking, scheduled to last two weeks, stretched into three years. Newton went on to become the king of the Vegas showrooms, earning close to $20-million a year.

In 1962, the Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein met with EMI producer George Martin, who signed the band a month later to record demos.

In 1964, Louis Armstrong dethroned the Beatles at the top of the American Singles chart after 14 weeks with Hello Dolly.

In 1965, the Beatles, Donovan and members of the Animals and Manfred Mann attended Bob Dylan’s concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

In 1966, the Doors auditioned to become the house band at the Whiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood.

In 1970, The Guess Who started a three-week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “American Woman” – it was the group's sixth top 30 hit and only chart topper. The song was born by accident when guitarist Randy Bachman was playing a heavy riff on stage after breaking a string. The other members joined in on the jam. A fan in the audience who had recorded the gig presented the tape to the group after the show. The band later developed the impromptu jam into a full song.

Also in 1970, the Blues Images "Ride Captain Ride" was released.

In 1974, John Landau saw Bruce Springsteen opening for Bonnie Raitt in Cambridge, MA. He wrote of the show "I have seen rock & roll's future and his name is Bruce Springsteen."

In 1980, at the Ivor Novello Awards in London, I Don't Like Mondays by the Boomtown Rats won Best Pop Song and Outstanding British Lyric while Supertramp's The Logical Song won Best Song Musically and Lyrically.

lots of birthdays today including Tommy Roe (68), Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield) (67), Billy Joel (62), Tom Petersson (Cheep Trick) (61), John Edwards (Status Quo) (58) and Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode) (49), just to name a few.