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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