Monday, April 23, 2012

New Vinyl Record and Music Releases - April 24, 2012

Actress - R.I.P.
Adaliah - Broken Families
Anathema - Weather Systems
Ancient VVisdom - A Godlike Inferno (reissue) 
Astra - The Black Chord
Bad Veins - The Mess We've Made
Becoming the Archetype - Celestial Progression
Bereft - Leichenhaus
Bermuda - The Wandering
Bonnie Prince Billy - Greatest Palace Music (reissue) (vinyl)
Brad - United We Stand
Brendan Benson - What Kind of World
Brendon Small's Galaktikon - A High Stakes Intergalactic Extreme Rock Album 
CFCF - Exercises
Call Me No One - Biggest Fan
Cancer Bats - Dead Set On Living
Carole King - The Legendary Demos
Cheers Elephant - Like Wind Blows Fire
Clock Opera - Ways To Forget
Code Orange Kids / Full of Hell - split (EP)
Cradle of Filth - Midnight in the Labyrinth
D & M - Wait For Me (EP)
DNF - Hurt
Dandy Warhols - This Machine
Davy Jones - The Bell Recordings 1971-72
Death Grips - Money Store
Deuce - Nine Lives
Diamond Rugs - Diamond Rugs
Disfiguring The Goddess - Sleeper 
DragonForce - The Power Within
Electric Guest - Mondo (vinyl)
Ellen And The Escapades - All The Crooked Scenes
Eve6 - Speak In Code
Fear Factory - Recharger
Feeder - Generation Freakshow
Fixers - Pop Meat/Your Corrupter (EP) 
Frames - In Vi
Gemma Hayes - Let It Break
Greg Laswell - Landline 
Haste The Day - Best Of The Best
High On Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis
Hollow Earth - We Are Not Humanity
Horisont - Second Assault 
Horns 7 Eyes - Throes Of Absolution
Jack White - Blunderbuss
James Blackshaw - Love is the Plan, the Plan is Death
Jamiroquai - Rock Dust Light Star
Jerry Bertram & the Golden Bicycles - Neon City
Jerry Jeff Walker - Walker's Collectibles and Ridin' High Plus
Joe Pug - The Great Despiser
Joe Satriani - Satchurated: Live In Montreal
John Zorn - Nosferatu
Johnny Bertram - Neon City
Julian Ovenden - If You Stay
Kip Moore - Up All Night
Kool A.D. (of Das Racist) - 51 
LP - Into the Wild
Lee Brice - Hard 2 Love
Loquat - We Could Be Arsonists
Love & Death - Chemicals 
Loyal To The Grave - Against The Odds
Maccabees - Given to the Wild
Magic Wands - Aloha Moon
Marty Stuart - Nashville 1: Tear the Woodpile
Megan Reilly - Well
Mickey Avalon - Loaded
Monkees - Pool It!: The Deluxe Edition (CD/DVD)
Motor - Man Made Machine
Moving Mountains - New Light (EP)
NOFX - 126 Inches of NOFX (18-disc box set) (vinyl)
Neon Trees - Picture Show (vinyl)
Obey The Brave - Ups & Downs (7") 
Orcas - Orcas
Paradise Lost - Tragic Idol
Peter Gabriel - New Blood Live in London (2 CDs)
Pigeon Toe - The First Perception
Prong - Carved Into Stone
Quantic and Alice Russell - Look Around the Corner (vinyl)
Rasputins - How We Quit the Forest (reissue)
Reks - Straight, No Chaser
Richard James - Pictures In Morning
Rufus Wainwright - Out Of The Game
Running Wild - Shadowmaker
Ryan Adams - iTunes Session 
Santigold - Master Of My Make Believe
Sarah Jaffe - Body Wins
Sic Alps - Pangea Globe (7") 
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars - Radio Salone
Skyharbor - Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos 
Smog - Forgotten Foundation (reissue) (vinyl)
Straight Lines - Freaks Like Us
Struck By Lightning - True Predation 
Suckers - Candy Salad
Sweet Billy Pilgrim - Crown and Treaty
Terror - No Regrets No Shame: The Bridge Nine Days (LP/CD/DVD)
Testament - The Dark Roots of Earth
The Chieftains - The Voice Of Ages
The Darlings - The New Escape
The Hudson Branch - World Kid
The Memories - The Memories
The Raveonettes - Into the Night (EP)
The Tower and The Fool - How Long
The Wanted - The Wanted
Theresa Andersson - Street Parade
Tic Tic Boom! - Before the Sun Rises
Tiesto - Club Life - Volume Two Miami
Tom Williams & The Boat - Teenage Blood
Torche - Harmonicraft
Toro Y Moi - June 2009 (box set)
Twin Trip - Twin Trip
Ty Segall and White Fence - Hair
Tyketto - Dig In Deep
Ufomammut - Oro: Opus Primum
Umphrey’s McGee - Death By Remix (EP)  
Uneven Structure - Februus
Various Artists - Mercyland: Hymns For the Rest of Us
Various Artists - Listen to Music: Caltone's Jamaican 45's
Various Artists - Lullaby Renditions of the Smiths
Various Artists - Personal Space: Electronic Soul 1974-1984
Various Artists - Putumayo Presents African Blues
Various Artists - Eastbound & Down 
Various Artists - This Must Be the Place 
Waco Brothers and Paul Church - Great Chicago Fire
Walter Trout - Blues for the Modern Daze
War Of Ages - Return To Life
Warren Haynes Band - Live At The Moody Theater (2 CDs)
Will Oldham - Lost Blues & Other Songs (reissue) (vinyl)
Yuna - Yuna
Zomby - Where Were U in 92 (reissue) (vinyl)


Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Have a great Record Store Day?  I didn't, since I don't have any money to spend on all the goodies.  But for those who do, there were plenty of vinyl specials sure to satisfy any collector.  However, there are some flaws in the celebration and I'll tell you what I think.  At 6pm Sunday there were 2,116 results found on eBay for record store day 2012, which brings this question?  Is this the intent of RSD, for people to snap up these exclusive releases, only to sell them on eBay?  Certainly, not the intent, but in reality the end result.  Why then exclude online retailers from RSD?  Sure, nothing beats going into a 'brick and mortar' store, but if the releases wind up online anyway, what is the point?  I know of many online retailers who, are in essence - record stores.  Their main purpose online is to sell vinyl, so I think they should be included.  SoundStageDirect, RecordsByMail, ShopRadioCast, BurningShed, why the list is endless. Why not give these vinyl vendors a chance, they could register at the RSD site and order up some of these goodies and sell them to the public.  This way, any profits could go to the people who care about vinyl and its place in the music industry, instead of lining the pockets of the eBay machine and greedy resellers.  Just my opinion....

another view:

Why I Gave Up On Record Store Day

and some vinyl stories to enjoy:

Record Store Day brings back a fading tradition

Fort Collins record stores celebrate independence

Platter lovers flock to Record Store Day in Wilmette, Evanston

Vinyl buffs enjoy the groove at Record Store Day events

A banner day for the region's vinyl freaks

National Record Store Day attracts Cleveland-area buyers looking for old-fashioned vinyl

Coachella 2012: Record Store Day comes early

The black plastic magic that is the vinyl record

Boise's 'Record Exchange' Still Alive at 35


Asia Announce New Album, Reissue and World Tour for 30th Anniversary

Asia are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year and plan the release of a new album, a world tour and collectors' edition of their debut.  Asia, features the original line-up of Geoff Downes (keyboards), Steve Howe (guitar), Carl Palmer (drums) and John Wetton (bass, lead vocals)

ASIA will release its new studio album, 'XXX' (pronounced Triple X) via Frontiers Records on June 29 in Europe and July 3 in North America. The new record, produced by Mike Paxman, which is being hailed as ASIA's best album since its classic early '80s releases, will be made available as a CD, collector's-edition CD/DVD (featuring new music videos and behind-the-scenes footage), and on vinyl (limited edition Europe only). Original artwork for "XXX" was created by Roger Dean.