Monday, May 21, 2012

New Vinyl Record and Music Releases - May 22, 2012

12 Stones - Beneath The Scars
Admiral Fallow - Tree Bursts In Snow
Affector - Harmagedon
Albert King - I'll Play the Blues for You (remastered)
Amateur Love - It’s All Aquatic (reissue)
Amon Tobin - Amon Tobin (box set)
Aretha Franklin - Get It Right
Aretha Franklin - Jump to It
Aziz Ansari - Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious
Baio (of Vampire Weekend) - Sunburn EP
Bam Spacey - Land (EP)
Blue Foundation - In My Mind I Am Free
Bob Wayne - Till the Wheels Fall Off
Burzum - Umskiptar
Calexico - 98-99 Road Map (reissue) (vinyl)
Calexico - Aerocalexico (reissue) (vinyl)
Calexico - Ancienne Belgique: Live in Brussels (reissue) (vinyl)
Calexico - Circo (soundtrack) (reissue) (vinyl)
Calexico - Scraping (reissue) (vinyl)
Calexico - Tell All (reissue) (vinyl)
Calexico - The Book and The Canal (reissue) (vinyl)
Calexico - Travelall (reissue) (vinyl)
Children of Bodom - Holiday at Lake Bodom
Chris Baio (of Vampire Weekend) - Sunburn (EP)
Chubby Checker - It's Pony Time/ Let's Twist Again
Cold Specks - I Predict A Graceful Expulsion
Cory Branan - Mutt
Craft Spells - Gallery
Create Avoid - Pastime
Curren$y - The Stoned Immaculate
Dan Fogelberg - Windows & Walls/Wild Places
Dan Sartain - Too Tough to Live
Danks - Are you Afraid of the Danks
Death Grips - Money Store (vinyl)
Delta Moon - Black Cat Oil
Dope Body - Natural History
El-P - Cancer For Cure
Electric Wizard - Black Masses (vinyl)
Emily Jane White - Ode to Sentience
Enchantment - Enchantment: Expanded Edition
Eric Prydz - Eric Prydz Presents Pryda
Exitmusic - Passage
Expire - Pendulum Swings
Father Yod - The Thought Adjusters
Faulkner Detectives - Modern Handshake
Firewind - Few Against Many
Fixers - We'll Be The Moon
For Today - Immortal
Fun - Some Nights
Garbage - Not Your Kind of People
Gaz Coombes - Here Come The Bombs
Girls - My Ma/Love Life (7")
Gossip - A Joyful Noise
Great White - Elation
Haley Reinhart - Listen Up!
Hallelujah the Hills - No One Knows What Happens Next
Hannibal Buress - Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace
Hardline - Danger Zone
Havok - The Point Of No Return
Headspace - I Am Anonymous
Heather Pearce - Fairy Tale
Hi-Fi - The Complete Collection
Hilary Hahn and Hauschka - Silfra
Iggy Pop - Raw Power (reissue) (vinyl)
JBM - Stray Ashes
JEFF the Brotherhood - Hypnotic Knights (EP)
Jermaine Jackson - Don't Take It Personal (expanded edition)
Joe Bonamassa - Driving Towards The Daylight
Joey Ramone - Ya Know
John Mayer - Born And Raised
John Zorn - Templars: In Sacred Blood
Jon McLaughlin - Promising Promises
Kill Devil Hill - Kill Devil Hill
Kimbra - Vows
Knack - Havin a Rave Up: Live in Los Angeles 1978
Kris Allen - Thank You Camellia
Laid Back - Cosyland
Local H - Alive '05
Lou Reed - Rock and Roll Animal (reissue) (vinyl)
Lou Reed - Transformer (reissue) (vinyl)
MF Doom - Operation Doomsday (reissue) (vinyl)
Mdern Time Machines - Continuity Girl
MercyMe - Hurt & The Healer
Mike Bloomfield & Nick Graventes - Blues at the Fillmore 1968-1969
Mount Eerie - Clear Moon
Mutilation Rites - Empyrean
Oak Ridge Boys - Back Home Again
Obey The Brave - Ups and Downs
Patti Smith - Horses (reissue) (vinyl)
Paul Buchanan - Mid Air
Paul McCartney - Ram (remastered with bonus CD)
Pelican - Ataraxia / Taraxis (vinyl)
Rec Center - Tin Year
Riverboat Gamblers - The Wolf You Feed
Robert Francis - Strangers in the First Place
Royal Thunder - CVI
Sade - Bring Me Home - Live 2011
Saint Etienne - Words And Music By Saint Etienne
Saint Vitus - Lillie: F-65
Sandy Denny - Like an Old Fashioned Waltz (2 CDs)
Sandy Denny - Rendezvous (2 CDs)
Sandy Denny - Sandy (2 CDs)
Scum Of The Earth - The Devil Made Me Do It 3
Shannon Stephens - Pull It Together
Shit Robot - Teenage Bass/Space Race (12")
Sister Sin - Now And Forever
Six Feet Under - Undead
Slash - Apocalyptic Love (vinyl preorder)
Smoke Fairies - Blood Speaks
Sonata Arctica - Stones Grow Her Name
Sonny Landreth - Elemental Journey
Soulsavers - The Light of the Dead See (vinyl)
Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light (vinyl)
Still Flyin' - On a Bedroom Wall
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Everybody's Talkin' (vinyl)
Teen Daze - All Of Us, Together
Terry Knight & the Pack - Terry Knight and The Pack/Reflections
TesseracT - Perspective
The Brothers Comatose - Respect The Van
The Bunny The Bear - The Stomach For It
The Cult - Choice of Weapon (vinyl)
The Enemy - Streets In The Sky
The Great Commission - Firework
The Hand to Man Band - You Are Always on Our Minds
The Last of Our Kind - A Diamond In The Rough
The Monochrome Set - Love Zombies
The Temper Trap - The Temper Trap
To Speak Of Wolves - Find Your Worth, Come Home (vinyl)
Tom Jones - The Spirit Room
Truth And Its Burden - Choices
Uncle Tupelo - March 16-20, 1992 (reissue) (vinyl)
Uncle Tupelo - No Depression (reissue) (vinyl)
Uncle Tupelo - Still Feel Gone (reissue) (vinyl)
Unsprung - Unsprung
Various Artists - Kitsuné America
Various Artists - Come Back In Black: Punk Rock Tribute To AC/DC
Various Artists - Puytumayo Presents: Bluegrass
Various Artists - Moonrise Kingdom (soundtrack)
Virals - Coming Up With the Sun (EP)
Vorkreist - Sigil Whore Christ
Wisdom In Chains - Class War/Die Young
Young Man - Vol. 1
Zulu Winter - Language


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Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

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Toxic Holocaust/Municipal Waste

MUNICIPAL WASTE and TOXIC HOLOCAUST, the two bands that brought Thrash back from the punk basements to the big stage, together on one record! Two tracks each, exclusive to this vinyl split and amazing cover art by Andrei Bouzikov

Pre-order HERE


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Birthmark Antibodies CD/White LP+MP3 Out Now  

New full-length from Nate Kinsella (Make Believe, Joan of Arc).

On Birthmark's third full-length Antibodies, Nate Kinsella (Make Believe, Joan of Arc) beautifully blends organic instrumentation and deeply personal lyrics to create his most compelling album to date.

White vinyl is limited to 1000.

Order your vinyl copy HERE


Feist Reissuing First Album On Vinyl

Feist has recently reissued her first album called, 'Monarch: Lay Your Jeweled Head Down,' in a limited vinyl edition.

"Found some Monarch on vinyl if you want it. =)," she tweeted, before linking back to her online store.

The ten-track repackaged version will be reissued on her own label, Feist Music.


‘BAD 25′ To Include DVD

Press Release:


New York, NY – Twenty-five years after the phrase “Who’s Bad” became a generation’s cultural catchphrase, Epic/Legacy Recordings, in collaboration with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will celebrate the legendary album and record breaking BAD tour on September 18, 2012 with the release of a deluxe package, BAD 25, which includes three CDs, two collectible booklets, and features the first ever authorized DVD release of a concert from the record breaking BAD tour.

“The era of BAD represented Michael’s creative ‘coming of age’ as a solo artist in charge of every aspect of his career – from recording to touring to endorsements to merchandising. This was the first album on which nearly all of the songs were written by Michael. It was also was the first album in history to produce five consecutive #1 singles and it took 2 ½ decades for another artist to match that success. It was also the first time Michael would tour as a solo artist - his vision, his decisions on what the show would be. The enormous success of the BAD album and tour was a pivotal moment in Michael’s growth as a composer, performer and producer cementing his role as the King of Pop. We are thrilled to celebrate such an historic era in Michael’s career with this release”, stated John Branca and John McClain, Co-Executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson.

The BAD 25 anniversary deluxe edition will feature three CDs and 1 DVD as follows:

 • The highlight of the package is the DVD of Michael’s legendary July 16, 1988 concert at Wembley Stadium. The concert is not a compilation of performances, but rather one complete show, exactly as Michael performed it for Prince Charles, Princess Diana and the 72,000 fans who were in the audience for that night’s sold out show. This show was one of the record-breaking seven nights played at the venue attended by more than half a million people – three times that many people tried to purchase tickets. The DVD was sourced from Michael Jackson’s personal VHS copy of the performance as shown on the JumboTrons during the concert. This footage was only recently unearthed and is the only known copy of the show to exist. The visuals have been restored and the audio quality enhanced so that fans can share in the excitement of that famous night

 • A CD of the re-mastered original BAD album

 • A CD containing previously unreleased material recorded in Michael’s personal studio at Hayvenhurst. This material includes early demo versions of songs from the album as well as demos for songs not included on the final album. All of this material is being released as it was recorded during the BAD sessions. Nothing has been added. In addition, this CD will also include new remixes from internationally renowned DJ/producers

 • A CD showcasing the audio from the sound truck recordings of the July 16th Wembley performance. The first-ever live Michael Jackson CD to be released, this is the only concert from the BAD Tour known to exist on multitracks

This magnificent 3 CD/1 DVD box set will also include two extensive booklets with yet unseen photos from the recording sessions, video sets and the concert tour, the original BAD cover art, a two-sided poster and more. A BAD 25 two CD standard edition featuring the original album plus the CD of demos and new remixes will also be made available as will a stand alone edition of the DVD and a picture disc of the original album.

On June 5 in the U.S. (June 4th ex-U.S.), Epic / Legacy Recordings will re-release the original first single from the album “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” as a CD Single with a previously unreleased bonus track from the BAD sessions, “Don’t Be Messin’ ‘Round (demo).” This is a Wal-Mart exclusive CD single in the U.S. and will not be available digitally.

On June 26 a replica edition of the original 7″ vinyl of this single with the original B-side “Baby Be Mine” will be made available to the world. The first single for BAD, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” was originally released on 7″ vinyl in 1987. The 7″ single edit of the song has only been available on that original 7″ vinyl until now.

Recently, Pepsi announced an exclusive global partnership with the Estate of Michael Jackson as part of its new “Live for Now” campaign. Starting this month, Michael Jackson and Pepsi fans in more than 20 countries around the world will experience this partnership in a variety of ways, including a retail campaign featuring one billion special edition Michael Jackson Bad 25 Pepsi cans, live events, and opportunities for fans to access special edition merchandise and new music from BAD 25.

The BAD album was the third Michael Jackson album produced by Quincy Jones and was originally released on August 31, 1987. It was monumental in many ways; Michael wrote nine of the album’s eleven tracks and received co-producer credit for the entire album. The album was #1 around the world, made history with five consecutive #1 singles on the Billboard chart, produced ten chart-topping singles, nine ground breaking short films and to date, the Bad album has generated over 45 Million units in sales. BAD was nominated for six Grammys and won two; the album earned Michael the first-ever Video Vanguard Award at the MTV VMA Awards. Songs on the original album are: “Bad,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” “Speed Demon,” “Liberian Girl,” “Just Good Friends” featuring Stevie Wonder, “Another Part of Me,” “Man in the Mirror,” “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” “Dirty Diana,” “Smooth Criminal,” with “Leave Me Alone” added to the album once released. The BAD World Tour was Michael’s first concert tour as a solo artist. The legendary tour included 123 concerts attended by more than 4.4 million fans over sixteen months. When it concluded, the tour had shattered all previous touring records for attendance and total gross revenue adding three new entries in the Guinness World Records for the largest grossing tour in history, the tour with the largest attended audience and the most sold out shows at Wembley Stadium.

More details on this and other exciting projects relating to BAD’s 25th anniversary will be announced soon.


album cover art of the day:

Eyefear Reveals Album Cover Artwork

Australia's Eyefear have just revealed the cover artwork for the band's upcoming new album 'The Inception of Darkness.'


a couple of music stories caught my eye, hope they interest you as well:

Author David Chiu at has a fantastic read called "Donovan Q&A, on Dylan Rivalry, Helping Paul McCartney Write 'Yellow Submarine'"

Forty-seven years after the release of his first single, "Catch the Wind," Donovan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Coinciding with the honor was the release of a double-disc compilation of his music, The Essential Donovan, which covers the years 1965 to 1973, and contains four songs that had either not been issued in the U.S. or available in the U.S. in CD form.

Donovan, who turned 66 on May 10, says that he has been inspired him to perform live again, which he'll be doing this summer and in the fall. During a visit to New York, he spoke to Spinner about being inducted into the Rock Hall, the new anthology set, the early days with Bob Dylan, his friendship with the Beatles, and his involvement with the David Lynch Foundation, which promotes Transcendental Meditation.

Read the interview at

Author Dale Kawashima has a "Special Interview with Craig Kallman, Chairman & CEO of Atlantic Records," well worth the read, check it out at