Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes



 Tears On Tape, To Be Released Via Razor & Tie In U.S. & Canada April 30th

(New York, NY) -Due to overwhelming demand, HIM's new album Tears on Tape (Razor & Tie) is being made available for pre-order in two brand new, limited edition color vinyl pressings (translucent green apple and translucent royal blue). Previous vinyl pressings in both transparent and cream color are now completely sold out.

The new vinyl pre-orders come with a full digital album download upon release date - Order Now HERE **

Tears on Tape will be released on April 30th on Razor & Tie in the United States & Canada. The album will also be released on April 26th in Finland and April 29th in the U.K./Ireland, Germany and the rest of mainland Europe.

HIM's Tears on Tape is also available on the iTunes Store HERE  in the United States. Listen to the first song off the album "All Lips Go Blue" on

Tears on Tape is the Finnish rock band's eighth official album and was recorded in their home country with long-time producer Hiili Hiilesmaa and mixed by long time-band associate, Tim Palmer (U2, Ozzy Osbourne, Pearl Jam, Robert Plant).

HIM's upcoming headline Tears On Tour run is close to selling-out with both Los Angeles shows (May 3rd - 4th), Chicago (May 8th), New York City (May 10th) and Philadelphia (May 12th) already completely Sold-Out. A second night in New York City has been added (tour dates below).

Formed in 1992 by vocalist Ville Valo, guitarist Mikko "Linde" Lindstrom, and bassist Mikko "Mige" Paananen, HIM's previous albums have seen them win a worldwide following, becoming the first Finnish act to achieve platinum sales in the U.S. To date, HIM has sold a combined 1.75 million albums and over 1 million digital tracks in North America. HIM's current lineup is Valo(Vocals), Linde (Guitars), Mige (Bass), Burton (Keyboards), and Gas (Drums).

** Please note: Due to vinyl production manufacturing times, vinyl orders will ship after the album release date of 4/30. Buyers will still receive a digital download of Tears on Tape on 4/30.

HIM U.S. Tour Dates
May 3 - Los Angeles, CA- House Of Blues (SOLD OUT)
May 4 - Los Angeles, CA- House Of Blues (SOLD OUT)
May 5 - San Francisco, CA- The Fillmore
May 8- Chicago, IL - House Of Blues (SOLD OUT)
May 9 - Toronto Canada -Danforth Music Hall
May 10 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza (SOLD OUT)
May 11 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
May 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre Of Living Arts (SOLD OUT)

 HIM Links


from our friend Drew at THE PLANETARY GROUP

Automatic Children - Johnny/Now You Know 7" vinyl

NYC collective Automatic Children sound a little bit like every cool rock band your older sibling or somewhat friendly record store clerk told you about growing up, thrown into a blender and spit out, creating an entirely potent blend of upbeat, guitar-driven pop.

On their latest 7'' Johnny/Now You Know, loud hooks recall Surfer Rosa-era Pixies, while the high-registered vocal delivery of Adam Lippman echoes The Get Up Kids, matched with the world/weary smarts of Paul Westerberg. Influences aside, the simple fact is that Automatic Children are a rock band, streamlined to the basics, who have taken the best of the best and reflected it back in their own way, creating music for discerning fans who are too old to care about trends  and like their rock lean, fun, and unpretentious.

Rounded out with Ed Vail (bass/backing vocals) and Kevin Letsch (drums) Automatic Children is at heart the combined songwriting efforts of Adam Lippman and Crista Giuliani. The two met when Adam auditioned Crista to sing and play backup in his solo band in 2006. Once the connection was made and the chemistry and mutual influences obvious after a few shows, the decision to form a proper band was solidified and the rest is history.

"The music is based on our lives, and our experiences, with a little bit of politics thrown in," explains Lippman. Adds Crista, "I think with multiple songwriters, you get a very diverse sound. I think it's good to have different songs for different moods. Who would want to eat the same thing every night for dinner? 

Automatic Children were called one of the top NYC bands by The Deli Magazine. Twice. Check them out. We think you'll understand.

The two 7" releases were mastered by Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound (TV on the Radio, Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, Ra Ra Riot).

“These are songs that bring back memories of youth and pop culture before it was taken over by tampered social media and self-gratifying facebook fans. Both tracks are noteworthy for their melodic hooks and sentimentality. If nostalgia can be melted into a record, Automatic Children offer that reaction and emotion, and on beautifully colored vinyl too.” - Anti Pitchfork

“Automatic Children follow their heart, the soul of rock and roll pumping through every beat and never off-track from the band’s purpose, to produce a great song you’ll want to listen to again and again. ” - RCRD-RVNG

Band Members
 Adam Lippman: Vocals, Guitar
 Crista Giuliani: Vocals, Guitar
 Ed Vail: Bass, Backing Vocals
 Kevin Letsch: Drums



GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 3/18 - 3/24, 2013

Vinyl Top 25:

1. Justin Timberlake - 20/20 Experience
2. William Tyler - Impossible Truth
3. Low - The Invisible Way
4. Phosphorescent - Muchacho
5. Various - Sound City: Real To Reel
6. Brittany Howard & Ruby Amanfu - I Wonder 7"
7. My Bloody Valentine - MBV
8. Caitlin Rose - The Stand-In
9. Foxygen - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors...
10. Father John Misty - Fear Fun
11. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
12. Colleen Green - Sock It To Me
13. Clutch - Earth Rocker
14. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Specter At The Feast
15. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
16. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
17. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
18. The Lone Bellow - The Lone Bellow
19. Black Crowes - Wiser For The Time
20. Son Volt - Honky Tonk
21. Marnie Stern - The Chronicles Of Marnia
22. They Might Be Giants - Nanobots
23. Night Beds - Country Sleep
24. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
25. Nick Drake - Pink Moon


from our freinds at SoundStageDirect

This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records

1.  MFSL Original Master Record Sleeves (50)
2. John Lennon with The Plastic Ono Band - Remember Love/ Give Peace A Chance
3. Dire Straits - Dire Straits
4. White Zombie - La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1
5. Dire Straits - Love Over Gold
6. Jimi Hendrix - People, Hell & Angels
7. Vangelis - Blade Runner Soundtrack (Pre-Order)
8. In The Groove Vinyl Record Cleaner
9. Yes - Going For The One
10. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon



Top 5 Best Sellers

1. HALO 4 - Original Soundtrack (Limited/Numbered Special Edition Boxset)
2. AGALLOCH - Pale Folklore
3. OBTEST - Is Kartos I Karta (ltd. ed. A5 digibook)
4. SIGH - Gallows Gallery (T-shirt)
5. 16 - Bridges To Burn

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