Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Vinyl Pulse

The Vinyl Pulse, is a weekly snapshot of what is selling on the big vinyl machine called eBay. This is a great way to keep your eyes peeled for a specific record and what you might have to pay for it to obtain it.

CollectorsFrenzy lists the top 25 real time ended auctions and the selling price for the collectible vinyl and is updated daily.

Top 10 Items for 06/29/2012

1.  THE CONQUISTADORS Can't Stop Loving You on Act IV Northern Soul 45 hear
Sold Price:$1349.00 USD End Time:06/29/2012

2.  The Beatles - Please Please Me - UK 1963 STEREO "33 1/3" Yellow & Black LP 1G
Sold Price:$1131.94 USD End Time:06/29/2012

3.  Jethro Tull - This Was - MINT AUS ARCHIV
Sold Price:$1124.64 USD End Time:06/29/2012

4.  Five Chances Gloria/Sugar Lips 1956 STATES RED VINYL ULTRA RARE 45 RPM
Sold Price:$1025.00 USD End Time:06/29/2012

5.  The Chandlers "Your Love Makes Me..." Holy Grail Rare Northern Soul Col Soul NM
Sold Price:$861.00 USD End Time:06/29/2012

Sold Price:$860.00 USD End Time:06/29/2012

7.  Billy Wooten -The Wooden Glass Recorded Live- RARE JAZZ FUNK LP on Interim -HEAR
Sold Price:$859.99 USD End Time:06/29/2012

8.  The Rolling Stones MFSL Limited Edition Mobile Fidelity Box Set
Sold Price:$852.83 USD End Time:06/29/2012

9.  Soul/Funk 45 Chucky Thurmon Turn It Over on THURMOE BLAST 1972 Bay Area RARE!!!
Sold Price:$817.57 USD End Time:06/29/2012

Sold Price:$803.69 USD End Time:06/29/2012

Please visit CollectorsFrenzy for daily updates!

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Vinyl Art - by Daniel Edlen

my vinyl record friend Daniel Edlen is still painting masterpieces with old, unusable vinyl, see the amazing show and stop by his site (by the way, these wonderful pieces of art make the perfect gift!)

a recent email from Daniel:

I got to paint 4 pieces for a very cool corporate client. I'm hoping they'll share it publicly so I can tell you who, but in the meantime below is the high quality final shot of all 4 especially for you. Only the CEO of the client company has seen it too.

Visit VinylArt


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MURDER CONSTRUCT discharge their ear shattering debut full-length, Results, with the force of an early morning napalm strike. Boasting an all-star line up of notorious death metal and grindcore veterans including Travis Ryan (CATTLE DECAPITATION), Danny Walker (EXHUMED, INTRONAUT) and Leon Del Muerte (EXHUMED, IMPALED), MURDER CONSTRUCT pummel and pound their way through eleven tracks of bloodthirsty rage. The quintet set forth a lethal dose of death/grind, combining razor sharp guitars, machine gun blasts and homicidal growls with their own twisted brand of experimentation. Results is a violent, uncompromising display of top-notch musicianship and cutthroat songwriting that is sure to leave the listener outlined in chalk.

Pre-Order HERE

Relapse Top Ten Best Sellers 6/30/12

1. Death - Individual Thought Patterns (3CD Deluxe Reissue)
2.  Baroness - Yellow & Green Deluxe Digi Book 2xCD
3.  Baroness - Yellow & Green Deluxe Hardbound Book 2xLP (Yellow - Opaque)
4.  Baroness - Yellow & Green Standard 2xLP (Yellow A/B Green D/C)
5.  Spawn of Possession - Incurso CD
6.  Dying Fetus - Reign Supreme CD (Limited Deluxe)
7.  Toxic Holocaust/Midnight - Japanese Benefit 7"
8.  Death - Human (3CD Deluxe Reissue)
9.  Neurosis - Enemy Of The Sun - Deluxe 2xLP 180 Gram (Red/Black Marble)
10.  Repulsion - Horrified


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Storm Corrosion - Storm Corrosion (double vinyl)

A double vinyl version of Storm Corrosion, the long-discussed and highly praised collaboration between Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt and Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson.

Please note that copies are limited to one per person and that this is standard weight vinyl. This version does not contain a poster or download card.

Side 1:
1. Drag Ropes (9:52)

Side 2:
1. Storm Corrosion (10:12)

Side 3:
1. Hag (6:28)
2. Happy (4:53)
3. Lock Howl (6:09)

Side 4:
1. Ljudet Innan (10:20)

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of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?

of Montreal has been on a tear as of late: releasing two acclaimed albums (2004's Satanic Panic In The Attic and 2005's The Sunlandic Twins), all the while spreading its dance party-inducing live shows to the masses.

Now, with Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?, of Montreal has created its masterpiece. It is an irresistible and remarkable album, sounding like a logical extension of the erratic indie-disco sounds of The Sunlandic Twins.

However, Hissing Fauna is also the most personal of Montreal album to date, with Kevin Barnes, lead of Montreal songwriter, pouring tremendous amounts of emotion, heartbreak, frustration and elation into its twelve tracks.

Written and recorded primarily during what he calls "an insane year," Hissing Fauna sees Barnes adopt a new writing style. It's an unabashedly autobiographical attempt from a songwriter whose early material tended towards characters and story-songs.

Barnes continues down the whimsical pop funk path, while changing up its lyrical scope; and Hissing Fauna balances its poppy nature while showcasing brutal and unflinching honesty.

2xLP + Instant MP3 - (180 Gram Black)
 ■Re-mastered by John Golden.
 ■Includes four bonus songs.
 ■Includes 18" x 24" Hissing Fauna poster.
 ■Includes 15-song of Montreal digital sampler.

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Band Of Horses – Infinite Arms 180 Gram Vinyl Reissue

Columbia has reissued the Band of Horses album, “Infinite Arms” on 180 Gram vinyl which is due out on July 3rd. This album has been out of print for some time now!

"Band of Horses have left Sub Pop and arrived at Ben Bridwell's Brown (and Fat Possum/Columbia) for their new album Infinite Arms. Visually, though, they haven't strayed too far from Cease to Begin's nightscape. There's less water and more mountainous swirls, but like the previous cover image, the sky was captured by photographer Christopher Wilson. The band produced Infinite with help from Phil Ek. It was recorded over sixteen months in various locations featuring a beefed-up lineup that includes the core of Ben Bridwell, Creighton Barrett, and Ryan Monroe with longtime touring members Tyler Ramsey and Bill Reynolds providing additional hands. As a nod to the new lineup, Bridwell is quoted as saying 'in many ways, this is the first Band of Horses record.' But we know it's actually their third." - Stereogum

180 Gram LP comes with a digital download card!

Blue Beard
On My Way Back Home
Infinite Arms
Evening Kitchen
For Annabelle
NW Apt.

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KISS To Release New Album In October

KISS are set to release their 20th studio album, 'Monster,' in October. There are 12 tracks in all, which are collaborations between co-founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, with guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer.  The effort was produced by Paul Stanley with Greg Collins at Conway Studios in Hollywood and The Nook in Studio City, California.

On July 2, “Hell or Hallelujah” will be available as a digital single and gets a physical release the next day.

Stanley says it is “a battle cry that encapsulates the entire record... one way or another, we’re going to do it our way.”  “There are no symphony orchestras, boy choirs, keyboards, outside producers or songwriters on this album,” promises Gene Simmons. “The best thing we did was to turn inwards to ourselves. Tommy [Thayer] and Eric [Singer] have revitalized this band, with a work ethic and the talent to back it up. This is a real band effort. KISS has become a behemoth. We’re going where no bands have gone before.”

Friday, June 29, 2012

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

yet more sex pistols news......

Rare Sex Pistols Acetate Sells For Over $19,000

by: Karen 'Gilly' Laney

Hearing that a Sex Pistols ‘God Save The Queen’ single sold for over $19,000 on eBay is probably enough to make sardonic singer Johnny Rotten’s middle fingers fly high. It’s hard to imagine that a band whose message was so anti-establishment merits such monetary value on an institutionalized auction site.

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The Vaccines Reveal Tracklist and Album Cover Art

The Vaccines have revealed the tracklist and cover artwork for their upcoming second album 'The Vaccines Come Of Age,' which is scheduled for release on September 3. The album has been produced by Ethan Johns.

Speaking to NME about the album, the band's singer Justin Young has said: "I don't think there's any danger of us making the same record twice. But I think anything people found attractive about us the first time round has been retained. I'm really confident we've got the balance right."

1. No Hope
2. I Always Knew
3. Teenage Icon
4. All In Vain
5. Ghost Town
6. Aftershave Ocean
7. Weirdo
8. Bad Mood
9. Change Of Heart pt.2.
10. I Wish I Was A Girl
11. Lonely World


Dave Matthews Band New LP Announced

On September 11, RCA Records is set to release Dave Matthews Band’s new effort called 'Away From The World,' which the group recorded with Steve Lillywhite, who produced its first three studio albums.

The pre-order for Away From The World is underway now at The album will be available in CD, digital and vinyl formats. Deluxe versions of the CD and digital editions – containing three exclusive new live tracks – will also be available. A super-deluxe edition will include the deluxe CD, a DVD, a 2012 tour photo book and more. Individuals who pre-order any configuration of the album will receive five bonus tracks, recorded live on Dave Matthews Band’s 2012 summer tour, upon the release of Away From The World. Members of The Warehouse (the group’s official fan association) who pre-order the album will receive eight bonus tracks.

1.Broken Things
2.Belly Belly
6.The Riff
7.Belly Full
8.If Only
10.Snow Outside
11.Drunken Soldier


Van Morrison Announces New Album

The legendary Van Morrison is returning to Blue Note Records for a new studio album ‘Born To Sing: No Plan B’ which will be released on October 2. Morrison previously released the Grammy-nominated ‘What’s Wrong With This Picture’ on Blue Note in 2003.

Van says: "With most record companies being so corporate I am happy to be working with Don Was and the team at Blue Note. To have such a creative music person as the head of my recording label assures me that all the effort to write and record this new album will be rewarded with a music-based focus and marketing effort. I look forward to many recording projects with Don and Blue Note."

And says Blue Note head Don Was: "Over a career that spans decades, Van Morrison has developed a body of work that is unparalleled in its consistent excellence. He is one of the greatest singer/songwriter/musicians of all time. We are incredibly honored that he has chosen to record for the Blue Note label and look forward to many fruitful years together."

1. Open The Door (To Your Heart)
2. Going Down To Monte Carlo
3. Born To Sing
4. End Of The Rainbow
5. Close Enough For Jazz
6. Mystic Of The East
7. Retreat And View
8. If In Money We Trust
9. Pagan Heart
10. Educating Archie


album cover art of the day:

MAIDEN UNITED: 'Across The Seventh Sea' Track Listing, Cover Artwork Revealed

MAIDEN UNITED, the all-acoustic IRON MAIDEN tribute project featuring Damian Wilson (THRESHOLD, HEADSPACE) and Ruud Jolie (WITHIN TEMPTATION), has revealed the track listing and cover artwork for the upcoming album, "Across The Seventh Sea".

"Across The Seventh Sea" will be released in September on CD, limited-edition vinyl and as digital download.

Read the rest at Blabbermouth


Pre Order Sigur Ros 'Varud 10″' on Limited Vinyl

To coincide with their summer tour, Sigur Ros is releasing a limited edition 10″ titled "Varud." The 10″ is limited to only 1,500 copies and is due out August 21st.

Order the new Sigur Ros album, "Valtari" with Varud LTD 10″ at Shop Radio Cast


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The Clearing & The Final Epoch
Relapse Records
Release: 14 August 2012

For the better part of a decade Chicago’s Locrian have been creating sprawling, blackened drone masterpieces. With ‘The Clearing’ (previously release in late 2011 on vinyl only) Locrian’s signature sound of ominous crescendos mixed with powerful atmospherics and pulverizing tension reached its highest point to date, earning the record glowing reviews across the board from Decibel Magazine to Pitchfork. Locrian achieve what many bands set out for, but few accomplish: making truly terrifying music without sounding campy, contrived or corny. Now renamed ‘The Clearing/The Final Epoch’ the record is finally available in CD form complete with a full second CD consisting of almost an hour of rare and unreleased material. Limited edition first pressing comes housed in a gorgeous mini “tip-on” gatefold LP package.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ask Mr. Music by Jerry Osborne


DEAR JERRY: When Davy Jones of the Monkees died (Feb. 29), I realized that I can no longer think of any of the Top 50 groups of the 1960s, whose original members are all living.

More specifically, I mean ones having three or more people, and continuously billed with just a group name, unlike Eric Burdon and the Animals or Diana Ross and the Supremes.

If there aren't any from the 1960s, what are the chances of there being any from the '50s?
—Kenny Hammond, Austin, Texas

DEAR KENNY: Even with the Monkees now off the table, I can still think of seven 1960s groups that meet your qualifications.

There are even two groups whose careers peaked in the '50s, with original members not only living, but, at times, still performing.

Groups are listed chronologically based on their first U.S. hit, with current ages of each member:

(1954) McGuire Sisters: Christine (82); Dorothy (84); Phyllis (81)
(1959) Fleetwoods: Gretchen Christopher (18, she's a leap year baby); Gary Troxel (72); Barbara Ellis (72)

I suppose you know, Simon & Garfunkel (including their Tom & Jerry years) and the Everly Brothers would be high among the 1950s and '60s acts if duos counted. But since this is your question, you get to set the parameters.

Now to the 1960s:

(1961) Lettermen: Jim Pike (75); Bob Engemann (76); Tony Butala (73)
(1964) Hollies: Allan Clarke (70); Graham Nash (70); Vic Steele (67); Eric Haydock (69); Don Rathbone (69); Tony Hicks (66)
(1964) Manfred Mann: Manfred Mann (71); Mike Vickers (71); Paul Jones (70); Mike Hugg (69); Tom McGuinness (70).
(1964) Kinks: Ray Davies (67); Dave Davies (69); Pete Quaife (68;) Mick Avory (68)
(1965) Vogues: Bill Burkette (69); Hugh Geyer (69); Chuck Blasko (69); Don Miller (69)
(1965) Young Rascals: Felix Cavaliere (67); Eddie Brigati (65); Gene Cornish (68); Dino Danelli (66); David Brigati (71)
(1969) Three Dog Night: Danny Hutton (69); Chuck Negron (70); Cory Wells (70)

DEAR JERRY: After seeing a Third Man Records video promoting the debut of the world's first liquid-filled record, I knew I had to have one.

Only a small quantity were made, all of which were exclusively available in Nashville, at the Third Man Record Shop, on Record Store Day 2012 (April 21st).

So I drove six hours to get there the night before, only to find about a dozen people already in line. We all spent the night on the sidewalk shivering in a miserable rainstorm.

At 10 a.m. they opened, and everyone in line got Jack White's 12-inch single of "Sixteen Saltines," a clear vinyl disc, with a psychedelic bluish liquid in the center.

Fortunately it came in a sturdy plastic cover, because during the drive home some of the liquid oozed out of the record, but was contained in the outer bag.

I finally stopped the leak by storing it upright, with the drip source at the top; however, I am hoping you can suggest a permanent fix.

If not, I fear it will lose most of its value.
—Dale Westerman, Little Rock, Ark.

DEAR DALE: Your concern is valid. It is essential that the world's first liquid-filled record actually contain some liquid, though not a full tank.

In truth, none of the special "Sixteen Saltines" liquid edition is filled to capacity, for that would seriously restrict the area in which the liquid can slosh around.

About the only place where the record could spring a leak is on the edge, where the top layer of clear vinyl bonds with the bottom layer, which is why the leak stopped when you rotated the defective spot to the top.

With it still in that position, use enough clear super glue or epoxy to clog the hole and stop the leak.

If you do a neat glue job, the value of your air-tight liquid-filled record will not be affected by the few lost drops.

IZ ZAT SO? Third Man's liquid-filled "Sixteen Saltines" is the first commercially-available record of its kind, making it a sure-fire collectible.

In the eight weeks since its IPO (initial public offering), copies have been selling on the secondary market for as little as $300 and as much as $1,200.

Now that's what I'd call a liquid asset.

Jerry Osborne answers as many questions as possible through this column. Write Jerry at: Box 255, Port Townsend, WA 98368 E-mail:   Visit his Web site:  

All values quoted in this column are for near-mint condition.

Copyright 2012 Osborne Enterprises- Reprinted By Exclusive Permission

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Sex Pistols To Reissue Limited Edition "Pretty Vacant" 7"

The Sex Pistols recently announced that the seminal song "Pretty Vacant" will be released as a limited edition 7" picture disc on 2nd July - 35 years to the day of its original release.

Featuring one of the most iconic and distinctive guitar and drum build ups in the history of rock n’roll, topped by Johnny Rotten's bite and snarl, ‘Pretty Vacant’ with its anthemic "and we don’t care!" became another rallying cry throughout the country.

The Sex Pistol’s masterful third single arrived in the wake of the controversy that its predecessor "God Save The Queen" spread across the UK as an antidote to the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.

Upon its original release 35 years ago, "Pretty Vacant" reached the top ten in the UK charts and unlike the previous two singles – "Anarchy in the UK" and "God Save The Queen" – Top Of The Pops could not ignore them, broadcasting a now iconic video of the band performing the classic song on their show. The Pistols did not appear in the BBC studio and it is widely accepted the promo video was given to the show without the band's consent.

Only 3500 limited edition 7" picture discs will be available via the Universal Music. Their legendary album ‘Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols’ will also be re-issued in September of this year as an expanded and repacked release to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of its release. More details on the reissue will follow shortly.

Pretty Vacant will be available HERE


some vinyl releases from our friends at


Nowhere Plans

Brutal Panda Records

26 June 2012

Debut release from noisy Philadelphia rockers Ladder Devils, featuring members of now-defunct PA hardcore heroes The Minor Times. The first half features 4 brand new tracks recorded this past fall, while Side B contains their digital only EP, Forget English, remastered and available for the first time in physical format. These 9 songs will surely fuck your eardrums into submission.


On The Eclipse

Brutal Panda Records

3 April 2012

With the 'On the Eclipse' EP, Horseback mastermind Jenks Miller delivers us two brand new tracks of dark, ethereal beauty. "On the Eclipse" mixes Krautrock with acoustic pop while "Broken Orb" epitomizes the droney ambience that Horseback orchestrate so well. The stunning artwork, created by renowned artist Justin Bartlett, captures the eerie atmospherics of the songs.



Brutal Panda Records

20 December 2011

Atlanta, GA noise merchants WHORES unleash their ferocious debut, Ruiner. These five crushingly heavy tracks were recorded this past summer at The Factory in Atlanta, GA with Kyle Spence (HARVEY MILK) handling the mastering duties.


Cradle of Filth Annouce Eight Album Reissues

Grammy nominated Cradle Of Filth have been pioneers of extreme music since their debut in 1994 and have continued to evolve with each of their subsequent releases. Never shy of embracing the epic, Cradle have constantly sought to push the boundaries of their art and have continually refused to bow to convention or to conform to prevalent trends and fads. Despite this uncompromising stance, the band is still the most successful British heavy metal band since Iron Maiden with legions of fans around the globe. These rare and early reissues, some never officially released in North America, will now be available in Digi-Pak style packaging and are essential to the collection of any Cradle Of Filth or extreme metal fan.

Reissue July 3: -

CRADLE OF FILTH - From The Cradle To Enslave EP (Reissue)
-1999 EP including 2 original tracks, 2 covers, and a re-recorded track from Dusk And Her Embrace
-Cover tracks: "Death Comes Ripping" (Misfits) and "Sleepless" (Anathema)

CRADLE OF FILTH - Cruelty And The Beast (2CD Reissue)
-1998 concept album based on the legend of Hungarian "blood countess" Elizabeth Bathory
-Regarded as an essential COF release, Cruelty and the Beast has been featured in various best-of lists, including Kerrang!’s "Essential Black Metal Albums" list
-Special edition 5 track bonus CD

CRADLE OF FILTH - LoveCraft & Witch Hearts (2CD Reissue)
-2-disc compilation album: first disc sampler of Music For Nations album tracks, and second disc of 13 tracks from limited and imported editions
-2nd disc contains covers of Slayer, Iron Maiden, Massacre, and more, plus remixes and rare b-sides

CRADLE OF FILTH - PanDaemonAeon DVD (Reissue)
-DVD including 2 versions of the band’s first promo video for "From the Cradle to Enslave"
-Also includes a making-of documentary & live concert footage from the London Astoria on June 5, 1998

CRADLE OF FILTH - Midian (Reissue)
-Band’s 4th studio album, released Halloween 2000 – marks introduction of Adrian Erlandsson (At The Gates, Haunted) and Martin Powell (My Dying Bride, Anathema)
-Shift towards thrash/death metal guitar, considered COF’s most commercial & accessible album at release.

CRADLE OF FILTH - Dusk And Her Embrace (Reissue)
-2nd full-length album, introducing the varied vocal styles that have defined the band’s sound
-Final track "Haunted Shores" features guest vocals by Cronos of Venom (UK black metal pioneers)

Reissue July 31: -

CRADLE OF FILTH - Vempire Or Dark Faerytales (Reissue)
-1996 EP - Cradle Of Filth's first release following their debut album
-Marks the replacement of 3 band members and the introduction of backing vocalist Sarah Jezebel Deva
-Demonstrates a major improvement in the band's songwriting and instrumentals
-First official North American release

CRADLE OF FILTH - The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh (Reissue)
-1994 debut album from Cradle of Filth
-Widely recognized as Cradle's rawest and most authentic black metal recording
-First official North American release


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Top 10 Albums – June 25, 2012

Here are the Top 10 Albums sold at Shop Radio Cast for the week of June 19 – June 25, 2012:

1. Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten LP
2. The Starting Line – Direction LP
3. Smashing Pumpkins – Oceania 2XLP
4. Gaslight Anthem – ’45 / You Got Lucky 7"
5. Touche Amore – Live On BBC Radio 1 7"
6. Mixtapes – Even On The Worst Nights LP
7. Saves The Day – Stay What You Are LP (Blue)
8. Mayday Parade – A Lesson In Romantics LP
9. Dave Hause – Pray For Tucson 7"
10. At The Drive In – Vaya 10"


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 6/18 - 6/24, 2012

Vinyl Top 25:

1. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser...
2. The Tallest Man On Earth - There's No Leaving Now
3. Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania
4. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
5. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - The Lion, The Beast, The Beat
6. William Tyler - Oahspe 7"
7. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
8. The Walkmen - Heaven
9. Pond - Beard, Wives, Denim
10. Glen Hansard - Rhythm & Repose
11. Brandi Carlile - Bear Creek
12. The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow
13. PUJOL - United States Of Being
14. Sigur Ros - Valtari
15. Hot Chip - In Our Heads
16. Norah Jones - Little Broken Hearts
17. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
18. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
19. Langhorne Slim - The Way We Move
20. Grass Widow - Internal Logic
21. Peaking Lights - Lucifer
22. John Mayer - Born & Raised
23. Jack White - Freedom At 21 7"
24. Useless Eaters - Addicted To The Blade
25. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions


album cover art of the day:

ENSIFERUM: 'Unsung Heroes' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM will release their fifth album, "Unsung Heroes", on August 27 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED) at Petrax studio (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH) in Hollola, Finland and other locations in the Hämeenlinna area.

Read more at our friends at Blabbermouth


not vinyl, but interesting none the less:

Jimi Hendrix ‘Flying Eyeball’ Poster Sells for More than $7,000 on eBay

by: Dave Lifton

An original poster advertising the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s four-night stand at the Fillmore and Winterland in San Francisco in February 1968 has sold for $7,104.10 on eBay.

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this lovely vinyl story out of the great state of north carolina:

Vinyl’s Divine - The Devil’s Dove and Great Zeus’ Beard unveil new albums

by: Bethany Turner

Vinyl Revitalization Party
Fri.-Sat., 6/29-30
The Calico Room
107 S. Front St.

Tripp Murphy grew up listening to vinyl records. When he was a kid, there wasn’t YouTube for viewing music videos. There wasn’t iTunes for instantly downloading tracks onto a teensy handheld device. For Murphy, vinyl is enthralling because of the satisfaction that comes from unleashing the record from its sleeve, placing the disc upon its platter, and lowering the needle. He used to stare at his records, enveloping himself in the pleasure of holding something in his hands he could feel, understanding that the artist exerted real effort—not taking their creative process and diligence for granted.

The aesthetic qualities are emotionally gripping; vinyl truly does allow for a more fufilling listening experience. "MP3s are compressed, and they literally take tiny fragments of data out of it to make it smaller," Matt Keen, owner of Gravity Records, explains. "They take bits and pieces here and there out in these algorithms to where they hope that your ear won’t hear it. The more compressed it is, the lower bit rate it is, the more you can hear it. Vinyl is all analog. It’s full wave—there are no pieces missing. It has the full spectrum of sound."

For some, vinyl is about the memories. For the young ones, it’s about engaging oneself in an entirely different—and more realistic—listening experience. Both will revel in vinyl bliss this weekend, as The Calico Room (owned by Murphy) unleashes the Vinyl Revitalization Party.

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great read!

The Lowdown: Andy Black of Popty Ping Records

"I just wanted to one day release some coloured vinyl singles, but somehow ended up with a massive charity fundraising festival instead

by Ffion Davies

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Monday, June 25, 2012

New Vinyl Record and Music Releases - June 26, 2012

A Lull - Meat Mountain
A Place To Bury Strangers - Worship
Admiral Fallow - Tree Bursts in Snow
Air Traffic Controller - Nordo
Alejandro Escovedo - Big Station (vinyl)
Alphanaut - Little Sun (EP)
Animal Collective - Honeycomb/Gotham (7")
Arc in Round - Arc in Round
Bassnectar - Vava Voom (vinyl)
Beachwood Sparks - The Tarnished Gold
Blues Traveler - Suzie Cracks the Whip
Bobby Rydell - Very Best of Bobby Rydell
Bonde do Role - Tropicalbacanal
Bright Light Bright Light - Make Me Believe In Hope
Casey Abrams - Casey Abrams
Cat Power - Moon Pix (reissue) (vinyl)
Cat Power - The Greatest (reissue) (vinyl)
Cat Power - You Are Free (reissue) (vinyl)
Chain And The Gang - In Cool Blood
Chris Cagle - Back in the Saddle
Chris Price - Homesick
Chubby Checker - Very Best of Chubby Checker
Cinematic Orchestra - In Motion #1
Claire de Lune - New Lion
Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons - Old Believers
DIIV - Oshin
Dala - Who Do You Think You Are
Dali's Car - InGladAloneness
Davidson Hart Kingsbery - 2 Horses
Dawn of Demise - Rejoice in Vengeance
Deathspell Omega - Drought
Dying Fetus - Reign Supreme
Dynasty Electric - Dynasty Electric
Echo Lake - Wild Peace
El-P - Cancer for Cure
Electric Prunes - The Complete Reprise Singles
Elvis Presley - Setlist: The Very Best of Elvis Presley Live 1950s
Everclear - Invisible Stars
Everest - Ownerless
Evocation - Evoked From Demonic Depths - The Early Years
Exray’s - Trust a Robot
Flo Rida - Wild Ones
Gaggle - From The Mouth Of The Cave
Ginger Wildheart - 100%
Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol. 29 5/19/77 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA 5/21/77 Lakeland Civic Center Arena Lakeland, FL (6-CD Set)
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol. 30 Academy of Music, New York City, NY, 3/25 and 3/28/72 (4 CDs)
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol. 31: 8/4-5 Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, PA 8/6/74, Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ (4 CDs)
Henry Clay People - Twenty-Five for the Rest of Our Lives
I Am War - Bat Out Of Hell (7")
Ian Hunter - Singles Collection 1975 - 1983 (2 CDs)
Icebreaker with BJ Cole - Apollo
Infantree - Hero's Dose
Jeans Wilder - Totally
Jedward - Young Love
Jerry Douglas - Traveler
Jesca Hoop - The House That Jack Built
Jezzy & the Belles - Compasses & Maps
Jimmy Fallon - Blow Your Pants Off (vinyl)
Joe Jackson - The Duke
John Denver - Setlist: The Very Best of John Denver Live
Johnny Cash - Setlist: The Very Best of Johnny Cash Live
Josh Osho - Life
Kaleidoscope - Further Reflections: Complete Recordings 1967-1969 (2 CDs)
Ladder Devils - Nowhere Plans
Levelers - Static On The Airwaves
Linkin Park - Living Things
Little Feat - Rooster Rag (vinyl)
Macy Gray - Covered
Maroon 5 - Overexposed
Maybach Music Group - Self Made Vol. 2
Memphis May Fire - Challenger
Metric - Synthetica
Mieka Pauley - The Science of Making Choices
Miles Davis - Setlist: The Very Best of Miles Davis Live
Milk Maid - Mostly No
Mindy Smith - Mindy Smith
Miracles - Renaissance / Do It Baby
Mixtapes - Even on the Worst Nights
Morgoth - Cursed To Live
Necrovation - s/t
Nestsky - 2
New Beard - New Beard City
New Pornographers - Mass Romantic (reissue) (vinyl)
Old Man Gloom - NO
Panic Room - Skin
Parallels - XII
Paul Weller - When Your Garden's Overgrown
Pharaoh Sanders - In the Beginning 1963-1965 (4-CD box set)
Porcelain Raft - Drifting In and Out/Chain (7")
Psychic Twin - Gonna Get Her (7")
R. Kelly - Write Me Back
SBTRKT - Hold On (vinyl)
Sonny and the Sunsets - Longtime Companian
Stone Temple Pilots - Alive In The Windy City (DVD/Blu-ray)
The Band - Music from The Big Pink (reissue) (vinyl)
The Chapman Family - Cruel Britannia
The Daredevil Christopher Wright - The Nature of Things
The Devil Wears Prada - Dead & Alive
The Flaming Lips - The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends
The Hollows - The Hollows (EP)
The Mountain Goats - Hot Garden Stomp (reissue)
The Mountain Goats - Hound Chronicles (reissue)
The Offspring - Days Go By
The Soundtrack Of Our Lives - Throw It To The Universe
The dB's - Falling Off the Sky (vinyl)
Tokens - It's A Happening World (vinyl)
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Trouble (vinyl)
Two Wounded Birds - Two Wounded Birds
Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse
Various Artists - Ted: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Yo La Tengo - Electr-O-Pura (reissue) (vinyl)

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

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Baroness - Yellow & Green Deluxe Hardbound Book 2xLP (Yellow - Opaque)7/17/12

Baroness' Yellow & Green finds a band that has developed into more than just giants of the metal underground, they are now fully formed hard rock titans.

These are one time deluxe pressings of 2CD and 2LP sets with expanded artwork. The deluxe 2CD and 2LP sets will each be housed in a heavy duty 28+ page perfect-bound hard covered book set, of course featuring the art of frontman John Baizley.

Pressing Info: First Pressing Deluxe Hardbound Book (2xLP)

1500 x Yellow Opaque
500 x Orange Cream (Sold Out from
500 x Dark Green (Sold Out from
500 x Yellow/Green Split (Sold Out from

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Sexton Blake Plays the Hits 2xLP+Instant MP3

Before he began recording as STRFKR, Josh Hodges was asked by a friend to quit his job and record a covers album. From that request came Sexton Blake Plays The Hits.

With covers ranging from Elton John to LL Cool J, ELO to Milli Vanilli, the album is a perfect snapshot in time showing how Hodges would go on to approach his own songs under the STRFKR moniker.  Josh Hodges' pre-STRFKR album now on vinyl for the first time!

Limited edition of 1000 on 180-gram clear gold vinyl.

INSTANT MP3 album download at checkout.

Features unique covers of Bruce Springsteen, Milli Vanilli, Elton John, LL Cool J, Michael Jackson, and many more.

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Pre-Order Stagnant Pools Temporary Room CD/LP

Stagnant Pools is a sibling duo from Bloomington, IN.

Pitchfork raves that first single "Dead Sailor" is "a tar-thick mix of Joy Division moroseness, Sonic Youth squall," while others have invoked The Jesus and Mary Chain and The Strokes to describe the record's sound.

Temporary Room is available on CD, black vinyl, and white vinyl (limited to 300).

Pre-order now and receive an INSTANT MP3 download at checkout.

Pre-orders ship July 27. In stores August 7.

Stagnant Pools Temporary Room CD / White LP


great interview with a genious of album cover art:

Roger Dean, Yes album cover artist, talks tranformative ideas at Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley


fantastic write up out of the uk:

Peter Blake: 'The Beatles were almost middle class’


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Vinyl records mount comeback

Small business ships LPs worldwide

Friday, June 22, 2012

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes


Yoko Ono And Sonic Youth Announce New Album

Yoko Ono is set to release a collaborative album with Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore on September 25 through Chimera Music. The six-track album, called 'YOKOKIMTHURSTON,' comes following last October’s news that Gordon and Moore were calling an end to their 27-year marriage, putting Sonic Youth on indefinite hiatus.

The first song off the album, a new 14-minute track called "Early in the Morning," can now be heard via Chimera Music.

1. I Missed You Listening
2 Running the Risk
3. I Never Told You, Did I?
4. Mirror Mirror
5. Let’s Get There
6. Early in the Morning


Heart Reveals Cover Art and Details for New Album

The Wilson sisters are calling their new effort and the band’s 14th studio album ‘Fanatic,’ which is slated for an October 2nd release via Legacy.

The album was produced by Ben Mink and the 10-song album was recorded "in hotel rooms and studios up and down the West Coast." The song ‘Walkin’ Good’ is a duet with pop singer Sarah McLachlan.

"What a crazy year we are having," Ann Wilson said. "Our box set, ‘Strange Euphoria’ and our book, ‘Kicking and Dreaming’ each tell the story of our lives so far, personally and musically. Our new album, ‘Fanatic,’ tells our story as it is now and brings it all up-to-the-minute."

1. Fanatic
2. Dear Old America
3. Walkin’ Good
4. Skin and Bones
5. Million Miles
6. Pennsylvania
7. Mashallah
8. Rock Deep (Vancouver)
9. ‘59 Crunch
10. Corduroy Road


STRFKR Fall Tour Dates Announced

STRFKR have recently announced a North American tour which kicks off in the fall. The music begins in Santa Barbara, CA and goes up the West Coast & throughout the Midwest. The band will also be playing Fun Fun Fun Fest in Texas.

STRFKR Fall Tour

Sep 8, 2012 - Pioneer Courthouse Square (Musicfest NW), Portland, OR
Oct 15, 2012 - Soho Restaurant & Music Club, Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 16, 2012 - SLO Brewing Co., San Luis Obispo, CA
Oct 17, 2012 - Harlow's, Sacramento, CA
Oct 19, 2012 - Wow Hall, Eugene, OR
Oct 20, 2012 - The Wild Buffalo, Bellingham , WA
Oct 21, 2012 - A Club, Spokane, WA
Oct 22, 2012 - Belltower, Pullman, WA
Oct 23, 2012 - The Reef, Boise, ID
Oct 25, 2012 - Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 25, 2012 - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 27, 2012 - Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
Oct 29, 2012 - Granada Theater, Lawrence, KS
Oct 30, 2012 - The Blue Note, Columbia, MO
Oct 31, 2012 - Cain's Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
Nov 1, 2012 - Revolution Music Room, Little Rock, AR
Nov 2, 2012 - Trees, Dallas, TX
Nov 3, 2012 - Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin, TX
Nov 5, 2012 - Lowbrow Palace, El Paso, TX
Nov 6, 2012 - Sol Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Nov 7, 2012 - The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
Nov 8, 2012 - The Green Room, Flagstaff, AZ


The Raveonettes Announce Autumn Tour Dates 2012

The Raveonettes Sharin Foo and Sune Rose Wagner are excited to announce the release of their new album 'Observator,' out September 11th via Vice Records. Throughout their impressive career the Danish duo has explored sonic territories ranging from lush pop songs to reverb drenched soundscapes and continually celebrated life through songwriting. All of these forms are evident in "Observator," sumptuous and beautiful in its sound, but bleak and sad at its heart.

Tour Dates (more to be announced):

June 23 Subterranean Chicago, IL
June 24 Green Music Fest Chicago, IL
September 21 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
September 22 Neumo's Seattle, WA
September 23 Venue Vancouver, BC
September 26 Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
September 27 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
September 28 The Firebird St. Louis, MO
September 29 A&R Bar Columbus, OH
September 30 Magic Stick Detroit, MI
October 2 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON
October 5 Webster Hall New York, NY
October 6 Black Cat Washington, DC
October 7 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
October 8 El Ray Theatre Los Angeles, CA
October 11 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
October 12 Bombo's 365 Club San Francisco, CA



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Pre Order Gaslight Anthem "Handwritten" on Blue Vinyl

The pre orders have been launched for the highly anticipated new Gaslight Anthem album, "Handwritten" on vinyl and CD. The bands debut major label release will be pressed on blue vinyl and is available now for pre order at Shop Radio Cast


BULLET: 'Full Pull' Track Listing, Cover Artwork Revealed

Swedish hard rockers BULLET will release their new album, "Full Pull", on September 14 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Read more and get the tracklist at Blabbermouth


GRAVE: New Album Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Swedish death metal veterans GRAVE will release their 10th studio album, "Endless Procession Of Souls", on August 27 in Europe via Century Media Records. The cover artwork for the CD was once again created by Costin Chioreanu, who also worked with GRAVE on the previous two studio albums. In addition to designing the cover artwork, Costin was responsible for some of the extra art for the inside of the CD booklet and the vinyl.

Read the rest at Blabbermouth


Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti New Artwork Revealed

Ariel Pink has recently revealed the cover art and tracklisting for their new album 'Mature Themes,' slated for release on August 20th. Additionally, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti will release a single from the album next month. "Baby" is a cover of Donnie and Joe Emerson's classic and will be available on one sided 12 inch vinyl on July 9th.

1. Kinski Assasin
2. Is This the Best Spot?
3. Mature Themes
4. Only in My Dreams
5. Driftwood
6. Early Birds of Babylon
7. Schnitzel Boogie
8. Symphony of the Nymph
9. Pink Slime
10. Farewell American Primitive
11. Live It Up
12. Nostradomus & Me
13. Baby


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 6/11 - 6/17, 2012

Vinyl Top 25:

1. Tallest Man On Earth - There's No Leaving Now
2. John Mayer - Born & Raised
3. Beach House - Bloom
4. Rush - Clockwork Angels
5. The Walkmen - Heaven
6. Jack White - Freedom At 21 7"
7. PUJOL - United States Of Being
8. William Tyler - Oahspe 7"
9. Natural Child - For The Love Of The Game
10. Sigur Ros - Valtari
11. Beck - I Just Started Hating People Today 7"
12. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
13. Metric - Synthetica
14. Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man In The Universe
15. White Fence - Green Balloon 7"
16. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Here
17. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
18. Tedeschi Trucks Band - Live: Everybody's Talkin'
19. The Band - Music From Big Pink (MFSL half-speed version)
20. The Shins - Port Of Morrow
21. Various - Put No Blame On The Master: Jamaican Gospel Vol. 2
22. Lee Hazlewood - Dark In My Heart
23. Lee Hazlewood - Cold Hard World
24. Guided By Voices - Class Clown Spots A UFO
25. Superchunk - This Summer 7"


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3000 WORST Album Covers Ever


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Vinyl Pulse

The Vinyl Pulse, is a weekly snapshot of what is selling on the big vinyl machine called eBay. This is a great way to keep your eyes peeled for a specific record and what you might have to pay for it to obtain it.

CollectorsFrenzy lists the top 25 real time ended auctions and the selling price for the collectible vinyl and is updated daily.

Top 10 Items for 06/19/2012

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3. U2 Acthung Baby Made In Venezuela SONORODVEN LP - VERY VERY RARE - Excellent
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5. Harry Nilsson/Unknown - Without You UK 45 APPLE ACETATE
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8. ITALIAN JAZZ " HELEN MERRILL / UMILIANI " Parole e musica Top Rare RCA Lp
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Ask Mr. Music by Jerry Osborne


DEAR JERRY: One of the music trivia blogs I read talked about Phillip Phillips, the 2012 American Idol winner, and that his new single, "Home," just debuted on Billboard at No. 10.

They also state that the nine songs above him are all in the same position as last week, but they don't say how unusual that is.

They also didn't say if the entire Top 10 ever remained exactly the same for two consecutive weeks.

This information does not seem to exist anywhere.
—Jennett Swanson, Blaine, Wash.

DEAR JENNETT: Actually it does, but only for someone curious and determined enough to pour over each individual weekly survey — which is exactly what I did for you, and for future generations.

Beginning with the first week of January 1950, I reviewed the Top 10 singles on every week's chart up to now (June 9, 2012), bringing to 3,195 the total number of surveys reviewed!

Having trudged through more than 1,600 charts without an unchanged Top 10 got me thinking it probably never happened. A few pages later I finally got a bite.

The Top 10 hits for August 28, 1982 are precisely the same as the week before (Aug. 21):

1. "Eye of the Tiger" (Survivor)
2. "Hurts So Good" (John Cougar)
3. "Abracadabra" (Steve Miller Band)
4. "Hold Me" (Fleetwood Mac)
5. "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" (Chicago)
6. "Even the Nights Are Better" (Air Supply)
7. "Keep the Fire Burnin'" (REO Speedwagon)
8. "Vacation" (Go-Go's)
9. "Wasted on the Way" (Crosby, Stills & Nash)
10. "Take It Away" (Paul McCartney)

Then, against even greater odds, I noticed that numbers 11 and 12 were also unchanged from the week before:

11. "You Should Hear How She Talks About You" (Melissa Manchester)
12. "Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)" (Donna Summer)

Moving forward just seven months (April 2, 1983), I found not 10 or 12, but an unchanged Top 11:

1. "Billie Jean" (Michael Jackson)
2. "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" (Culture Club)
3. "Hungry Like the Wolf" (Duran Duran)
4. "You Are" (Lionel Richie)
5. "Back on the Chain Gang" (Pretenders)
6. "We've Got Tonight" (Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton)
7. "Mr. Roboto" (Styx)
8. "Separate Ways" (World's Apart) (Journey)
9. "One on One" (Daryl Hall & John Oates)
10. "Twilight Zone" (Golden Earring)
11. "Come On Eileen" (Dexy's Midnight Runners)

Nearly 21 years later (January 10, 2004), and now in the digital era, we find the last of these rare occurrences, once again with 12 titles:

1. "Hey Ya!" (OutKast)
2. "The Way You Move" (OutKast & Sleepy Brown)
3. "Milkshake" (Kelis)
4. "You Don't Know My Name" (Alicia Keys)
5. "Stand Up" (Ludacris & Shawnna)
6. "Walked Outta Heaven" (Jagged Edge)
7. "Suga Suga" (Baby Bash & Frankie J)
8. "Here Without You" (3 Doors Down)
9. "Slow Jamz" (Twista, Kanye West & Jamie Foxx)
10. "Me, Myself and I" (Beyonce)
11. "It's My Life" (No Doubt)
12. "Someday" (Nickleback)

In the midst of this research, I discovered three additional weeks when the Top 10 songs did not change, although two positions flip-flopped (Feb. 16, 1959; Dec. 19, 1992; and July 5, 1997). Then, in addition to the recent week you reference (June 9, 2012), there are three other weeks when positions one through nine stayed the same (Feb. 23, 1957; Jan. 17, 1981; and Jan. 25, 1997).

After all of the above was written, Mike Stenz (Riverside, Calif.) provided an accurate list of an unchanged Top 14, and one that I missed in my original research. Funny thing is, it is for the week of Aug. 19, 1978 ... and Aug. 19 is my birthday. Thank you, Mike!

1. "Three Times a Lady" (Commodores)
2. "Grease" (Frankie Valli)
3. "Last Dance" (Donna Summer)
4. "Miss You" (Rolling Stones)
5. "Hot Blooded" (Foreigner)
6. "Boogie Oogie Oogie" (A Taste of Honey)
7. "Love Will Find a Way" (Pablo Cruise)
8. "Copacabana" (Barry Manilow)
9. "Magnet and Steel" (Walter Egan)
10. "An Everlasting Love" (Andy Gibb)
11. "Hopelessly Devoted to You" (Olivia Newton-John)
12. "Life's Been Good" (Joe Walsh)
13. "My Angel Baby" (Toby Beau)
14. "I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight" (Atlanta Rhythm Section)

Jerry Osborne answers as many questions as possible through this column. Write Jerry at: Box 255, Port Townsend, WA 98368 E-mail:   Visit his Web site:
All values quoted in this column are for near-mint condition.
Copyright 2012 Osborne Enterprises- Reprinted By Exclusive Permission

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Red Hot Chili Pepper Announce Vinyl Singles  

The Red Hot Chili Peppers just announced a special vinyl release of nine 45's comprised of 18 new tracks from the 'I’m With You' sessions.. The sleeve artwork is being done by Kelsey Brookes, all of which will be able to be combined to form a larger piece of art.

Schedule for the nine releases:

1. August 14, 2012 - Strange Man / Long Progression
2. September 11, 2012 - Magpies / Victorian Machinery
3. October 2, 2012 - Never Is A Long Time / Love Of Your Life
4. November 6, 2012 - TBA
5. December 4, 2012 - TBA
6. December 18, 2012 - TBA
7. Early 2013 - TBA
8. Early 2013 - TBA
9. Early 2013 - TBA


freaky album cover art:

Decades Of Despair Reveals Album Cover Art

France's metal outfit Decades of Despair has recently revealed the cover artwork for the band's new album called 'Alive,' with artwork by Grindesign.


Threshold Release Details For New Album

UK based progressive metal band Threshold are set to release their new album called 'March of Progress' on August 31, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records. The effort was recorded at Thin Ice Studios by Karl Groom and Richard West. The album marks the studio return of original vocalist Damian Wilson, who rejoined the band after the passing of Andrew McDermott last year.

1. Ashes
2. Return Of The Thought Police
3. Staring At The Sun
4. Liberty Complacency Dependency
5. Colophon
6. The Hours
7. That's Why We Came
8. Don't Look Down
9. Coda
10. Rubicon
11. Divinity (Bonus Track)


Animal Collective Reveal Album Cover Art, Tracklist

The album called 'Centipede Hz' is scheduled for release on September 4 via Domino Records. It will feature more of a traditional rock band sound according to Brian "Geologist" Weitz. "We got a little practice space in this barn on Josh [Dibb]'s mom's property and it was basically like being a garage band again," he recently told BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe. "This one we wrote more as a rock band in a room and we wanted to record it that way as well."

1. Moonjock
2. Today's Supernatural
3. Rosie Oh
4. Applesauce
5. Wide Eyed
6. Father Time
7. New Town Burnout
8. Monkey Riches
9. Mercury Man
10. Pulleys
11. Amanita


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Top 10 Albums – June 18, 2012

Here are the Top 10 Albums for the week of June 11 – June 18, 2012:

1. Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten LP
2. The Starting Line – Direction LP
3. At The Drive In – Vaya 10″
4. Gaslight Anthem – ’45 / You Got Lucky 7″
5. The Swellers – Vehicle City Blues 7″
6. Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American 3XLP
7. The Menzingers – The Obituaries 7″
8. Turbonegro – Sexual Harassment LP
9. The Get Up Kids – Woodson 7″
10. We Came As Romans – To Plant A Seed LP

You can purchase these and other releases at ShopRadioCast


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Relapse Top Ten Best Sellers

1. Death - Individual Thought Patterns (3CD Deluxe Reissue)
2. Baroness - Yellow & Green Deluxe Digi Book 2xCD
3. Baroness - Yellow & Green Deluxe Hardbound Book 2xLP (Yellow - Opaque)
4. Baroness - Yellow & Green Standard 2xLP (Yellow A/B Green D/C)
5. Spawn of Possession -Incurso CD
6. Toxic Holocaust/Midnight - Japanese Benefit 7"
7. Death - Human (3CD Deluxe Reissue)
8. Neurosis - Enemy Of The Sun - Deluxe 2xLP 180 Gram (Red/Black Marble)
9. Repulsion - Horrified
10. Dying Fetus -Reign Supreme CD (Limited Deluxe)


Sandi Thom to release new album "Flesh and Blood" on August 14th

Produced by Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes, Featuring duet with the iconic Buffy Sainte-Marie,

LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Scottish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Sandi Thom, best known for her No.1 platinum album Smile... It Confuses People and hit single I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair), is pleased to confirm the August 14th release of her fourth studio album Flesh and Blood. Produced by the Black Crowes' Rich Robinson, and featuring a rare duet with Buffy Sainte-Marie, the album was recorded at 16 Tons studio in Nashville, Tennessee. It is Sandi's fourth album following 2010's critically acclaimed Merchants and Thieves, which won Album of the Year at the Scottish Music Awards.

The first single, Sun Comes Crashing Down is available as a free download on It's currently No. 2 on the UK's Amazon Free Download chart.

Pre-order Flesh and Blood

Flesh and Blood is Sandi's second release on the independent label she founded and heads as CEO, Guardian Angels Records (distributed by Fontana, Universal).

The highly anticipated new album radiates the raunchy blues rock bravado of the opening track Help Me, followed by the country-flavored Leadbelly classic In The Pines. The album also features the strutting, clavinet-led Stormy Weather; and the emotionally compelling finale Lay Your Burden Down.

It features an all-star ensemble led by Black Crowes Rich Robinson, drummer Steve Gorman and fellow Black Crowes member and widely travelled session guitarist Audley Freed; respected Nashville stars Mike Webb (keys/Dobro) and James Haggerty (bass) complete the line-up with special guest performances from Rolling Stones collaborator, saxophonist Bobby Keys, and a stunning duet with the legendary singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie on her 1992 classic The Big Ones Get Away.

"Sandi really stretched herself and made a bold new album," reflects Rich Robinson, "Her songs are honest, vulnerable and very strong. Her vocal abilities are showcased really well, as is her guitar work, and harp playing. I think Sandi's made a great record. It was a joy to work with her."

Legendary classic rock producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes, Joe Bonamassa) also mixed two tracks, Sun Comes Crashing Down and the duet with Buffy Sainte Marie on Big Ones Get Away.

"Sandi's writing is fantastic," says Shirley, "and her singing is wonderful. Sun Comes Crashing Down has all the right ingredients to be a hit."

The intriguingly titled I Love You Like A Lunatic, is based on her "life-changing" love affair with superstar blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa. The couple has been together three years now, living and loving on and off the road. Sandi likens it to a modern-day Johnny Cash and June Carter fairy-tale. "My life just turned crazy," says Sandi. "Yet that's what everybody wants, that insane kind of love that utterly consumes you."

Sandi feels that Flesh and Blood is her coming of age album. "All I ever want to do is write songs that connect with people," says Sandi. "With this album I've finally found a place where I can make the very best music I can achieve. The people that only know me from Punk Rocker won't recognize me on this album. But they are going to find out another side of me."

Sandi first gained widespread attention from a series of webcasts she staged from her London apartment which caught the attention of RCA Records, who released her debut album Smile... It Confuses People.

With supporters such as Paul McCartney, it entered the UK album sales chart at #1 fueled by the popularity of single Punk Rocker, which won an Ivor Novello award; it was also nominated for a BRIT award and a Digital Music Award. Sandi has sold over 2 million records worldwide, reaching No. 1's in UK, Ireland, Sweden and Australia, and has headlined world-renowned festivals such as Glastonbury and the Fuji Rock Festival.

In keeping with her webcast roots, Sandi currently releases a new cover song performance each week via Facebook and Youtube. She has 5 million Youtube views and counting...

Sandi will embark on a world tour this year, visiting the US, UK, Europe and Australia.

1. Help Me (4:34)
2. I Owe You Zero (3:24)
3. Flesh And Blood (4:28)
4. Sun Comes Crashing Down (4:03)
5. In The Pines (4:59)
6. The Big Ones Get Away (4:05)
7. Stormy Weather (4:31)
8. I See The Devil In You (3:55)
9. Rise As One (3:06)
10. I Love You Like A Lunatic (4:52)
11. Save Some Mercy For Me (4:37)
12. Lay Your Burden Down (5:40)

SOURCE Guardian Angels Records