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

Get your copy at Relapse


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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.

Order here.

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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