Monday, May 7, 2012

New Vinyl Record and Music Releases - May 8, 2012

ALO - Sounds Like This
Aaron Freeman - Marvelous Clouds 
Adaliah - Broken Families
Alex Clare - Lateness Of The Hour
Allegaeon - Formshifter
Allo Darlin - Europe
Angelus Apatrida - The Call
Animal Kingdom - Looking Away 
Apollo Brown & OC - Trophies
Barenaked Ladies - Stop Us If You've Heard This Before
Belleruche - Rollerchain
Ben Cantelon - Everything In Colour
Bermuda - The Wandering
Big K.R.I.T. - K.R.I.T. Wuz Here (reissue)
Big K.R.I.T. - Return of 4Eva (reissue)
Black Moth - The Killing Jar
Burning Love - Black Widow (EP)
CFCF - Exercises (vinyl)
Carina Round - Tigermending
Cattle Decapitation - Monolith Of Inhumanity
Chris Brown - Fortune
Count Your Lucky Stars - Old Wounds: Warmth in the Winter of 1914-1915
Cover Drive - Bajan Style
DZ Deathrays - Bloodstreams 
Damon Albarn - Dr. Dee
Dana Buoy - Summer Bodies
Danny Elfman - Dark Shadows: Original Score (soundtrack)
Daytrader - Twelve Years
Dead Mellotron - Glitter
Dee Snider - Dee Does Broadway
Deuce - Nine Lives
diSEMBOWELMENT - Transcendence Into The Peripheral (vinyl)
Donald Fagen - Nightfly (reissue) (vinyl)
Elite Gymnastics - Ruin 4
Exotic Animal Petting Zoo - Tree Of Tongues
Fela Kuti - Live in Detroit 1986
Fire & Ice - Not Of This Earth
Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury - Drokk: Music Inspired by Mega-City One
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly - Maps
Glenn Frey - After Hours
Gorod - A Perfect Absolution
Greg Laswell - Landline
Heavy Blanket - Heavy Blanket 
Heavy Cream - Super Treatment
Hecuba - Modern 
Here We Go Magic - A Different Ship
Horseback - Half Blood
Huntress - Spell Eater 
iLiketrains - The Shallows
Infected Mushroom - Army of Mushrooms
JD McPherson - Signs & Signifiers
JD Samson & MEN - Time (EP) 
Jack Kerouac - The Complete Collection
Jimmy Edgar - Majenta 
John 5 - God Told Me To
Karmin - Hello
Katzenjammer - A Kiss Before You Go
Keane - Strangeland
Kindness - World, You Need A Change of Mind
King Charles - Loveblood
Led Er Est - The Diver
Lionheart - Undisputed
Luther Dickinson - Hambone's Meditations
M83 - Reunion EP
Mariah Carey - The Essential Mariah Carey
Marina and the Diamonds - Electra Heart (with bonus tracks)
Mass Icon - Mass Icon Discography
Matt Skiba & The Sekrets - Babylon
Michael Hearst - Songs for Unusual Creatures
Mixtapes - Somewhere in Trinsic (EP)  
Moon Duo - Mazes Remixed (reissue) (vinyl)
Moss Icon - Complete Discography
My Bloody Valentine - EP’s 1988-1991
My Bloody Valentine -  Isn’t Anything (reissue)
My Bloody Valentine – Loveless (reissue) 
Naam - The Ballad of the Star Child
Oddland - The Treachery Of Senses
Off! - Off!
PS I Love You - Death Dreams
Parlotones - Journey Through the Shadows
Pat Green - Songs We Wish We d Written II
Paul Thorn - What The Hell is Goin On?
Polar - Iron Lungs
Rachael Sage - Haunted By You
Richard Hawley - Standing At The Sky's Edge
Rita Wilson - AM/FM
Royal Headache - Royal Headache 
S. Carey - Hoyas (EP)
SBTRKT - Hold On (vinyl)]
SOiL - Re-LIVE-ing The Scars In London
Sara Watkins - Sun Midnight Sun
Sean Bones - Buzzards Boy
Sharon Van Etten - We Are Fine (vinyl)
Silversun Pickups - Neck Of The Woods
Sleep - Dopesmoker (reissue)
Sleep Party People - We Were Drifting on a Sad Song
speakers - New Frequency (EP)
St. Vincent - Stranger Mercy
Storm Corrosion - Storm Corrosion
Tank - This Is How I Feel
Tenafly Viper - The Queen, The Night & The Liars 
The Cribs - In the Belly of the Brazen Bull 
The Heartbreaks - One Time
The Residents - Fingerprince (reissue)
The Residents - Third Reich 'n' Roll
The Way Of Purity - Equate
The Wood Brothers - Live, Volume 1: Sky High (EP)
The Young - Dub Egg
Trevor Rabin - Jacaranda
Trioscapes - Separate Realities
Turing Machine - What is the Meaning of What
VHS or Beta - Diamonds & Dub 
Various Artists - Hall Of Fame: Rare And Unissued Gems From The FAME Vaults
Various Artists - The Hunger Games (soundtrack) (vinyl)
Various Artists - Avengers Assemble (soundtrack)
Video Love - Mon Ange
Virals - Coming Up With the Sun
Volcano the Bear - Golden Rhythm / Ink Music
Wax Idols - Schadenfreude (7")

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This site, all about vinyl records, reflects that passion for collecting vinyl records and albums. I grew up in the fifties and sixties when Doo-Wop was at its peak.

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MORBID SAINT: Reissue Legendary Debut Album on Vinyl

Relapse Records is pleased to announce the vinyl reissue of MORBID SAINT’s criminally underrated debut album Spectrum of Death. Originally released in 1988, this death/thrash cult classic, produced by Eric Greif, was light years ahead of its peers, leaving posers crushed in a heap of destruction! The long out-of-print album has been repressed in celebration of the band’s reunion performance at this year’s
Maryland Deathfest X.

Spectrum of Death will see a June 19th re-release with pre-orders.  Order HERE


Hopeless Records/ Sub City To Re Issue Thrice’s “Illusion Of Safety” Deluxe Vinyl

Hopeless Records and Sub City are excited to announce the vinyl re issue of Thrice’s album “The Illusion Of Safety”! Originally released in 2002, this past February marked the records 10 year anniversary of its release.  Fans will be able to choose between a standard and deluxe one time re-pressing.

The limited quantity deluxe pressing allows fans to choose between 3 colors; coke bottle clear, white or translucent red and will be pressed on 180 gram vinyl. This deluxe version will also include a download card of the album.  The first 500 sold will contain inserts signed by the band! A standard version will also be available in stores and online on June 19th.

A portion of the proceeds (equaling 5% of the suggested retail price) earned by the artists and Hopeless/ Sub City Records from the sale of this release will be donated to the non- profit organization A Place Called Home.**

Head over to HopelessRecords to check out bundles and to pre order!


this from our friends at

Sonny and the Sunsets Longtime Companion Vinyl Release

Longtime Companion, will be released June 26th and is currently up for pre-order HERE (180-gram yellow vinyl / CD).  All pre-orders receive an instant MP3 download for the entire album at checkout!

The new Sonny & the Sunsets record is a country record. It’s a break up record. Love and Heartache. Every song was written during and is about his break up with his girlfriend of ten years.

The songs came fast and naturally so Smith let the next record be something different, he embellished his Sunsets with members of his country band The Fuckaroos. Recorded to tape in a musty beer stained basement, what transpired was a classic country record.

Smith grew up listening to old time music, his dad is a banjo player and his parents and friends played old time music. "It was around the house, but I didn't like it!" recalls Sonny. "My dad played banjo and his friends would come over and play fiddle and mandolin. But I would go watch tv or listen to AC/DC."

However, some kind of country strain sank in. Gene Clark, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Townes Van Zandt, a little Johnny Cash, even the countrier side of the Kinks – there are hints of all of these in the new record and yet ultimately it still remains a Sonny & the Sunsets sound through and through..

Order HERE


this from up north of our border:

What goes around, comes around - vinyl records spinning again

By Misty Harris, Postmedia News

As with the end of the world and Lindsay Lohan’s comeback (arguably one and the same), we’ve all heard the stories before when it comes to the resurgence of vinyl. But this time, industry analysts have compelling numbers to prove it.

In 2011, more records were purchased than in any other year in the past two decades, with unit sales up 36 per cent, to 3.9 million, over 2010. And according to Nielsen SoundScan, LP album sales for 2012 are on pace to set the bar even higher, with year-to-date sales up 17 per cent over the same time last year.

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Jim McCrary dies at 72; photographer shot Carole King 'Tapestry' cover

Jim McCrary was staff photographer for A&M Records, shooting more than 300 covers for groups including the Carpenters and the Flying Burrito Brothers.

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