Monday, July 2, 2012

New Vinyl Record and Music Releases - July 3, 2012

50 Cent - 5
Abandon All Ships - Infamous
Acid Mothers Temple - Son of a Bitches Brew
Animal Collective - Honeycomb (7")
Antagonist A.D. - Nothing From No One
Asia - XXX
Beak - >>
Birdy - Birdy (vinyl)
Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits
Bonded By Blood - The Aftermath
Chris Brown - Fortune
Christian Fennesz - Aun: Beginning & End of All Things
Chrome Waves - Chrome Waves
Cicso Adler - Aloha (EP)
Communards - Communards
Cookie Duster - When Flying Was Easy
Cradle Of Filth - Dusk… And Her Embrace (reissue)
Cradle Of Filth - From The Cradle To Enslave (reissue)
Cradle Of Filth - Lovecraft & Witch Hearts (reissue)
Cradle Of Filth - Midian (reissue)
Cradle Of Filth - PanDaemonAeon (reissue)
Cradle of Filth - Cruelty and the Beast (reissue)
Daughter - His Young Heart (EP) (vinyl)
David Guetta - Fuck Me I'm Famous 2012
Deathspell Omega - Drought
Delain - We Are The Others
Dub Pistols - Worshipping The Dollar
Easter Island - Frightened
Echo Lake - Wild Peace
Eddie Money - Take Me Home Tonight - The Best Of
Every Mother's Son - Come on Down: Complete MGM Recordings
Flo Rida - Wild Ones
Foals - Tapes
Foxes - Warrior (EP)
Gentlemen Reg - Leisure Life Part 1 (EP)
George McCrae - Rock Your Baby (remastered)
Gideon - Milestone
Glass Cloud - The Royal Thousand
Gold Motel - Gold Motel
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol. 30 Academy of Music, New York City, NY, 3/25 and 3/28/72
Hillsong - Cornerstone Live
Icarus Witch - Rise
In Fear And Faith - A Creeping Dose
James Luther Dickinson and North Mississippi Allstars - I'm Just Dead I'm Not Gone
Jellyfish - Live at Bogart's 1991
Jeremy Fisher - Mint Juleps
Jimmie Van Zant - Feels Like Freedom
Johnny Hickman - Tilting
Joshua Hyslop - Where the Mountain Meets the Valley
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart (picture disc reissue) (vinyl)
Kataklysm - The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined (DVD/CD)
Keller Williams and The Travelin’ McCourys - Pick
Kinks - At the BBC (box set) (6 CDs)
Lita Ford - Living Like a Runaway (vinyl)
Marillion - Best Live (2 CDs)
Mary Chapin Carpenter - Ashes & Roses
Mike Patton & The Ictus Ensemble - Laborintus II
Modeselektor - Modeselektion 2
Motion Sickness of Time Travel - Motion Sickness of Time Travel
Moulettes - The Bear's Revenge
Mum - Early Birds
Nile - At The Gate Of Sethu (vinyl)
Noah Stewart - Noah
Old Man Gloom - No
Parlovr - Kook Soul
Periphery - Periphery II
Petra - More Power to Ya: 30th Anniversary Edition
Primate - Draw Back a Stump
Prodigy - H.N.I.C. 3
Ryan Adams - Live After Deaf
Searchers - Hearts in Their Eyes (box set) (4 CDs)
Small Faces - Ogden's Nut Gone Flake (remastered)
Stevie Jackson - (I Can't Get No)
Sunglasses - Namesake/Swim (EP)
Teenage Bottlerocket - Freak Out!
The Blasters - Fun On Saturday Night
The King Blues - Long Live The Struggle
The View - Cheeky For A Reason
The Word Alive - Life Cycles
Various Artists - Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Soundtrack
Various Artists - Have Mercy! the Songs of Don Covay
Various Artists - Behind Closed Doors: Where Country Meets Soul
Various Artists - Cocoon Compilation L
Various Artists - Number 8 Wire: 16 Trippy New Zealand Nuggets (remastered)
Various Artists - Ramp 50
Various Artists - Savages (soundtrack)
Various Artists - Science Fair
Various Artists - Sound System: The Story of Jamaican Music
Waka Flocka Flame - Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family
Willie Nelson - Phases and Stages (reissue) (vinyl)
Willie Nelson - Shotgun Willie (reissue) (vinyl)
Witchsorrow - God Curse Us
Wolves At The Gate - Captors
Young Flowers - Take Warning: Complete Studio Recordings (2 CDs)

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The King Blues 'Long Live The Struggle' Out Today

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The news earlier this spring that The King Blues had disbanded sent ripples of confusion through the industry and created no small amount of distress among the group’s fans. Within minutes of the announcement, the news had trended world wide on Twitter and appeared on hundreds of social networking platforms and websites. Every platform from Radio 1 to The Guardian bemoaned the band’s passing and asked simply, why?

While the band’s demise is quite clearly a tragedy for music (who else fused the melodic touch of Bob Marley with the polemic of Joe Strummer?), the one ray of hope is that the band who went from week night support slots at Camden’s Purple Turtle to selling out the Roundhouse (also in Camden for all you geography nuts) have left us with quite possibly their finest work to date.

Long Live The Struggle released on 2 July through Transmission Recordings is the follow up to 2011’s critically acclaimed Punk & Poetry album and is a giant step forward in terms of the band’s sound, song writing and general approach. And while it retains the characteristics that have made The King Blues one of the most vital bands to come out of the UK in many a year, there is a newfound maturity and depth.

Tracks such as ‘We Are The Future’ and ‘Modern Life Has Let Me Down’ (released as a free download in May) still scream like the King Blues of old. Frontman Itch Fox spits out his lyrics with an anger last heard on early Rage Against  The Machine albums. Lines such as Remind yourself your tie is not a noose and You can take this job and shove it are certainly not the musings of a man content with his or indeed, society’s lot. Elsewhere however, there are gentler, subtler outings such as ‘Walking Away’, ‘Tear Us Apart’ and the tearjerker, ‘Wasted Words’.

Part of this more mature sound is in part down to the efforts of producer John Feldmann. The LA-based sonic arranger who has brought his magic touch to artists such as Good Charlotte, The Used and Panic! At The Disco among others, had been eager to work with the band for a number of years. His keenness is evident throughout Long Live The Struggle, employing different genres and musical textures throughout its 12 tracks. There are special guests on the record too. ‘Can’t Bring Me Down’ features Jason Butler, while Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong guests on ‘Booted Out of Hell’.

Even posthumously the King Blues still do what they always did best: producing a rallying cry that sounds neither pompous nor judgemental. This time they’ve gone and done it with a bit more flair. They were never going to go out with a whimper, let’s face it.

The King is dead. Long live the King Blues. And the struggle.

1. We Are What We Own
2. We Are The Future
3. Modern Life Has Let Me Down
4. Wasted Words
5. Can’t Bring Me Down (Feat. Jason Butler)
6. Tear Us Apart
7. This Is My Home
8. Booted Out Of Hell (Feat. Tim Armstrong)
9. Power To The People
10. Walking Away
11. When The Revolution Comes
12. Keep The Faith

look for my review this week!

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

always a sucker for picture discs.....

New Frost and Fire Picture Discs

Metal Blade will be releasing picture discs of Frost and Fire. Official picture discs of 'King of the Dead' and 'One Foot in Hell' were released in 2005. All previous issues of Frost and Fire picturediscs are bootlegs. On the 13th/16th of July, Metal Blade will release the following picture discs:

AMON AMARTH - Fate Of Norns
CIRITH UNGOL - Frost And Fire
POWERWOLF - Blood Of The Saints

All three picture discs will be limited to 500 copies each!


No Doubt Reveals New Single Cover Art

No Doubt recently revealed the super colorful cover art for "Settle Down," which is the debut single off their new album 'Push and Shove,' which is scheduled for release via Interscope Records on September 25th.

"Settle Down" will be released July 16th with the video premiering the same day. The band shot the video for "Settle Down" in Los Angeles with their longtime friend and collaborator Sophie Muller. Sophie has been behind the lens for many of No Doubt’s music videos including "Don’t Speak," "Underneath It All," "Sunday Morning" and "Simple Kind of Life." Also featured on the album is a collaboration with Major Lazer on the title track.

No Doubt will kick off the launch of new single "Settle Down" with a string of television appearances beginning July 22nd at the Teen Choice 2012 Awards. Then the band will visit Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on July 26th and follow that up with a performance at Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series on July 27th.


i have a three-year old grandson, we do watch a lot of pbs, so i am sure i have heard some of these songs!

press release

PBS KIDS Releases First Music Album, "PBS KIDS ROCKS!," Available on iTunes and Amazon

Album Features New Songs By Ozomatli, The Weepies and They Might Be Giants

ARLINGTON, Va., Jul 02, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- PBS KIDS today announced the release of "PBS KIDS ROCKS!" -- its first music album featuring 15 new songs from Grammy Award winners Ozomatli and They Might Be Giants, The Weepies and Parent's Choice Gold Award-winning music sensation SteveSongs, known as Mr. Steve, cohost of the PBS KIDS preschool destination. Each of the songs is designed to help kids learn about a variety of topics to bolster their reading and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills. Song themes range from pronouns to camouflage to opposable thumbs.

"Music has been proven to be a highly effective tool to foster learning and deepen children's understanding and comprehension," said Lesli Rotenberg, Senior Vice President, Children's Media, PBS. "'PBS KIDS ROCKS!' provides a fun mix of entertaining and original songs that kids will recognize from watching PBS and that families can enjoy together at home or on-the-go."

Tunes from the album, set to relevant clips from THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!, CURIOUS GEORGE, DINOSAUR TRAIN, and SUPER WHY and original animation from KARPTOONS, a boutique design and animation studio, also air during the preschool programming block weekdays on PBS KIDS. Opposable Thumbs, Pronouns, Navigation, Nocturnal, Diurnal and Gravity Always Brings Me Down are also available on and the PBS YouTube channel.

Available on and iTunes, the proceeds from "PBS KIDS ROCKS!" will support PBS KIDS educational programming.

"PBS KIDS ROCKS!" is part of PBS KIDS' ongoing commitment to providing educational content for kids wherever they live, learn and play - on TV, online, on mobile devices, in the classroom, and through a new line of educational toys and music.

Music artists on "PBS KIDS ROCKS!" album:


In their fifteen years together as a band, celebrated Los Angeles culture-mashers Ozomatli have gone from being hometown heroes to being named U.S. State Department Cultural Ambassadors. Ozomatli has always juggled two key identities. They are the voice of their city and they are citizens of the world. Their music -- a notorious urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LA R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga -- has long followed a key mantra: it will take you around the world by taking you around L.A. Ozomatli has won four Grammy Awards.

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants is a band from New York City founded by John Flansburgh and John Linnell. TMBG writes, records and tours continuously, has been involved in numerous television and film projects, and has an on-going podcast. They have won two Grammy Awards. They Might Be Giants recently released a brand new album entitled "Join Us" and the rarities collection "Album Raises New and Troubling Questions."

The Weepies

Indie duo The Weepies have sold more than a million singles and half a million albums; their simple, direct songwriting has sent them to the top of the folk charts in a dozen countries. Deb Talan and Steve Tannen began writing together the night they first met and soon formed The Weepies.


Steve Roslonek of SteveSongs has been writing and performing his award-winning music for kids and families for the past twelve years. Steve blends participatory songs, clever stories and great melodies to create what the Boston Globe called "not just a musical journey but an entertaining, interactive and educational one." He's won numerous prestigious awards, including 2 Parents' Choice Gold Awards, a Nappa Honor, 2 iParenting Media Awards, and 2 Children's Music Web Awards.


PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online and community-based programs. For more information on specific PBS KIDS programs supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.



The Killers Reveal Cover Art For New Single

The Killers have unveiled artwork for their new single "Runaways." The track is the first to be taken from the band's upcoming fourth album 'Battle Born,' which is set for release this autumn. The song will get its first radio play on July 10th.


this caught my eye, don't know the band, but i certainly like the name (although i bet the goat doesn't)...

Throw The Goat Reveals New Album Details

"Black Mountain," is the debut album from California-based foursome Throw The Goat, and is now available for pre-order via Bandcamp. The digital version contains 11 tracks with the opening song "Southeast Bound" available for free download when you pre-order. The physical release features 12 tracks and is being released through Vomitrocious Music on July 31st.

1. Southeast Bound
2. Too Late
3. Predictable
4. Excuses
5. Let It Rot
6. Break The Mirror
7. One Sock
8. Beef
9. I Always Lie
10. Last Call
11. Havin' A Beer


and finally, a super write up from the uk, about a collector and his treasures, well worth the read.....

Record collector Dave searches for gold among the dust and vinyl