Monday, April 29, 2013

New Music Releases - April 30, 2013

!!! - THR!!!ER
Adelaine - Currents
Akron/Family - Sub Verses
Alessi’s Ark - The Still Life
Alice Russell - To Dust
Amorphis - Circle
Arsis - Unwelcome
Bambara - Dreamviolence
Beacon - The Ways We Separate
Beissert - Darkness Devil Death
Big Black Delta - Big Black Delta
Big Country - The Journey
Brighton MA - Oh Lost
Bring Me the Horizon - Sempiternal
Cathedral - The Last Spire
Cauldron - Tomorrow's Lost
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! - Pardon My French
Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
Coliseum - Sister Faith
Daughter - If You Leave
Dead Ghosts - Can’t Get No
Death Rattle - Fortress
Deep Purple - NOW What?
Denison Witmer - Denison Witmer
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks: Volume Four (vinyl)
Gravetemple - Ambient/Ruin (vinyl) (reissue)
Guided By Voices - English Little League
HIM - Tears On Tape
Hands - Synethesia
Hanni El Khatib - Head In The Dirt
Heaven Shall Burn - VETO
Howl - Bloodlines
Hybrid - Angst
Iggy & The Stooges - Ready To Die (vinyl)
Jessica Campbell - The Anchor & The Sail
Kenny Chesney - Life On A Rock
Killswitch Engage - Disarm The Descent
King Tuff - Was Dead (reissue)
LIGHTS - Siberia Acoustic
LeAnn Rimes - Spitfire
Lydia Lunch - Retrovirus
Melvins - Everybody Loves Sausages
Mick Harvey - Four
Mudhoney - Vanishing Point
Neon Neon - Praxis Makes Perfect
Ola Podrida - Ghosts Go Blind
Olympians - Adventure Gun
Os Mutantes - Fool Metal Jack
Pushmen - The Sun Will Rise Soon On The False And The Fair
Randy Rogers Band - Trouble
Red Line Chemistry - Tug of War
Rolin Hunt - The Phoney
Satan - Life Sentence
Sharks - Selfhood
Sodom - Epitome of Torture
Solar Bears - Supermigration
Spin Doctors - If the River Was Whiskey
Starkill - Fires of Life
Sun Kil Moon & The Album Leaf - Perils From the Sea
The Airborne Toxic Event - Such Hot Blood
The Belle Sounds - The Belle Sounds
The Good Graces - Drawn to You
The Haxan Clock - Excavation
The Heliocentrics - 13 Degrees of Reality
The Moth Gatherer - A Bright Celestial Light
The Ocean - Pelagial
The Postelles - And It Shook Me
The Tubes - Remote Control (expanded edition)
The Weeks - Dear Bo Jackson
Tom Keifer - The Way Life Goes
Valleys - Are You Going To Stand There And Talk Weird All Night
Various Artists - Heroes Fall (soundtrack)
Various Artists - Imaginational Anthem 1-5
Various Artists - Live From Festival Au Desert, Timbuktu
Various Artists - Lullaby Renditions of the White Stripes
Various Artists - The Rough Guide To African Disco
Various Artists - The Rough Guide To Latin Psychedelia
Wold - Freermasonry
Wolf People-  Fain
Youngblood Hawke - Wake Up
Zs - Grain

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

We have a winner in the AudioFidelity Blade Runner Vinyl Contest
Congratualtions to Chris C.  Hope you enjoy the soundtrack!


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Available on vinyl for the first time in over ten years!! This is the first time the Involuntary Slaughter and Reincrimation demos have ever been on vinyl!!

The first ever CD released on Relapse Records, Suffocation's legendary Human Waste is the blueprint by which disturbingly brutal, down tuned death metal has come to follow. A legend is now reborn!

Pressing Info - First Press:
  • 400 x Blood Red (Mailorder Only)
  • 600 x Blue
  • 1000 x Black
  • 100 x Clear (not available to the public)
Order at Relapse



Pre-Order Wampire Curiosity CD/LP/Tape/T-Shirt

Wampire's Rocky Tinder recently compiled a list of 5 Horribly Funny Horror Movies for NME

Pre-orders will start shipping next week, so make sure to get your copy on any of the following formats:
  • CD
  • Clear vinyl (pictured above)
  • Purple cassette tape (limited to 100)
  • "Head Shot" T-Shirt+MP3 
  • Bundles with "Head Shot" T-Shirt or The Hearse 7"
  • In stores May 14.

Pre-Order at PolyVinylRecords


Two Frank Zappa Albums To Be Reissued On Vinyl


Third Man Records to Issue The Great Gatsby Soundtrack on Gatefold Vinyl


The resurgence of vinyl records: why analog lives on


Vinyl frontier: The music-lovers behind London's big record revival


Iggy Pop, My Morning Jacket, Flaming Lips Rock 'True Blood' Soundtrack


Cheap Trick Celebrate 'At Budokan' Anniversary With Intimate New York Gig


and a great story for your monday...

After Using Iron Maiden to Torment Neighbors, Senior Citizens Charged with Harassment


Friday, April 26, 2013

Music Record Shop Weekly

Welcome to the new weekly feature (look for it every Friday) called MusicRecordShop Weekly.  Here we take a look at new releases and some hard to find vinyl that will easily satisfy even the most serious record collectors.  Here's five that we think you will enjoy!

1. Wolfmother - Wolfmother

Considering the '60s psychedelic heavy metal sound which Wolfmother gained fame with in 2006 with their debut album 'Wolfmother', they could be called "a band out of time". Andrew Stockdale, Chris Ross and Myles Heskett formed the band in 2000 and in 2004 they recorded a four-track demo so they could book shows. From then on the band shifted into a higher gear: a jump to the majors, the release of their eponymous self-titled debut album and a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2007. Music On Vinyl has given this release the special MOV-treatment resulting in a beautiful gatefold sleeve containing two coloured 180-grams audiophile LP's. With this mindblowing Rock album your stereo doesn't need to go to eleven to get that extra push over the edge!!

Label: Music On Vinyl 2011

Track Listing:
A1 Dimension
A2 White Unicorn
A3 Woman

B1 Where Eagles Have Been
B2 Apple Tree
B3 Joker And The Thief

C1 Colossal
C2 Mind's Eye
C3 Pyramid

D1 Witchcraft
D2 Tales From The Forest Of Gnomes
D3 Love Train
D4 Vagabond

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2. Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Mind Control

It is a fact that Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats have, in recent times, become one of the most talked about rock bands currently in existence. The fact that no one even knew what they looked like until very recently is testimony to the enigma that surrounds this terrifying, yet extremely melodically minded cult. It is another fact that they have become one of the most collectable bands on the planet, with first press vinyl editions of Blood Lust fetching up to and over 700 (yes, British Pounds!) on the collectors market. Pretty remarkable for a record that is barely two years old. Mind Control (their third full-length album) is set for release in April 2013, following their two debut London sell-out concerts at The Garage. Within it's blood soaked grooves you will hear shocking tales of bizarre desert ceremonies, religious brainwashing and drug inspired mass slaughter! Imagine the original Alice Cooper band jamming in a cell with early Black Sabbath and the Stooges, whilst sitting on murder charges and you may get a glimpse into their fuzzed up world of exploding tube amps and cymbal smashing mayhem. However, this enticing act of musical manipulation is merely the icing upon a very sick cake. Mind Control is a concept album with a theme that makes the acts and intentions of the likes of Charles Manson and Jim Jones seem like petty crimes. What makes Mind Control scarier than most albums is that it doesnt seem as sinister on the surface as it really is deep down within the core of its black acid-drenched world of pain and torture. The infectious energy surges and pulverizing grooves of Mind Crawler, tell the tale of a man on a mission who has fled from Mount Abraxas after mercilessly murdering all the members of his cult. He rides his motorcycle through the gates of hell and hijacks the weak minds of yet more foolish disciples to join him in his desert hideaway. This is when the real fun and terror truly commences...
  • Label Rise Above Records
  • 180 Gram Vinyl Records - 2-LP - Sealed
  • Colored Vinyl
Track Listing
1. Mt. Abraxas
2. Mind Crawler
3. Poison Apple
4. Desert Ceremony
5. Evil Love
6. Death Valley Blues
7. Follow the Leader
8. Valley of the Dolls
9. Devils Work

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Many figured that the Red Hot Chili Peppers' days as undisputed alternative kings were numbered after their lackluster 1995 release One Hot Minute, but like the great phoenix rising from the ashes, this legendary and influential outfit returned back to greatness with 1999's Californication. An obvious reason for their rebirth is the reappearance of guitarist John Frusciante (replacing Dave Navarro), who left the Peppers in 1992 and disappeared into a haze of hard drugs before cleaning up and returning to the fold in 1998.

Frusciante was a main reason for such past band classics as 1989's Mother's Milk and 1991's Blood Sugar Sex Magik, and proves once and for all to be the quintessential RHCP guitarist. Anthony Kiedis' vocals have improved dramatically as well, while the rhythm section of bassist Flea and drummer Chad Smith remains one of rock's best. The quartet's trademark punk-funk can be sampled on such tracks as "Around the World," "I Like Dirt," and "Parallel Universe," but the more pop-oriented material proves to be a pleasant surprise -- "Scar Tissue," "Otherside," "Easily," and "Purple Stain" all contain strong melodies and instantly memorable choruses. And like their 1992 introspective hit "Under the Bridge," there are even a few mellow moments -- "Porcelain," "Road Trippin'," and the title track. With the instrumentalists' interplay at an all-time telepathic high and Kiedis peaking as a vocalist, Californication is a bona fide Chili Peppers classic.

1. Around The World
2. Parallel Universe
3. Scar Tissue
4. Otherside
5. Get On Top
6. Californication
7. Easily
8. Porcelain
9. Emit Remmus
10. I Like Dirt
11. This Velvet Glove
12. Savior
13. Purple Stain
14. Right On Time
15. Road Trippin'

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Live In Germany was recorded at the Grugahalle in Essen, Germany for the Rockpalast TV series Hot on the heels of their classic Deguello album (it features 9 of the 10 songs from it) the show finds ZZ Top before sequencers and synthesizers epitomizing their lil' ol' blues band from Texas nickname.

1. El Deguello
2. I Thank You
3. Waitin For The Bus
4. Jesus Just Left Chicago
5. Precious And Grace
6. Manic Mechanic
7. Lowdown In The Street
8. Heard It On The X

9. Fool For Your Stockings
10. Cheap Sunglasses
11. Arrested For Driving While Blind
12. Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers
13. La Grange/Sloppy Drunk/Bar-B-Q
14. Dust My Broom
15. Jailhouse Rock
16. Tush

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5. R.E.M. - Songs For A Green World 

Music Record Shop $34.99 Free Shipping. Double 180 gram vinyl release for the band's great 1989 live radio broadcast, limited to 1000 copies 19 tracks
  • Label: Let Them Eat Vinyl 2012

1. Pop Song
2. McCarthy
3. Welcome To The Occupation
4. Heron House
5. If I Could Turn You Inside Out

6. Orange Crush
7. Gravity
8. Swan Swan
9. Begin The Begin
10. Pretty Persuasion

11. I Believe
12. King Of The Birds
13. Crazy
14. Finest Work Song

15. You Are Everything
16. Academy Fight Song
17. Stand
18. Perfect Circle
19. Get Up

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Musicology 101

Let's have a little fun, so here are some rock and roll nuggets so you can win at music trivia games and become a top musicologist!

Santana's 1970, Billboard #4 hit, "Black Magic Woman" was written by Peter Green and first appeared as a Fleetwood Mac single that rose to #37 in the UK in 1969.

The record for the longest time between number one albums belongs to Johnny Cash. He had the top

LP on Billboard's Hot 200 chart with "At San Quentin" in 1969. In 2006, he repeated this feat with "American V: A Hundred Highways", a span of 37 years.

The Turtles' rhythm guitarist Jim Tucker quit the band in 1967 after his musical hero John Lennon publicly berated him in a drunkenly tirade for trying to be just like The Beatles. In March of that year, The Turtles "Happy Together" had knocked The Beatles "Penny Lane" out of Billboard's top spot.

In early 1967, Elvis Presley bought a 163 acre Mississippi ranch he dubbed The Circle G for $300,000. One of the horses he bought for the ranch was a mare that he named after William B. Ingram, who was the mayor of Memphis at the time. He called her Mare Ingram.

After Jan Berry of Jan and Dean was seriously injured in a car accident on April 12, 1966 and could no longer perform, his partner Dean Torrence formed a graphics design company that was responsible for over 200 album covers including "The Turtles Golden Hits", nine for The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and several for Harry Nilsson. He won a Grammy Award for Best Album Cover of the Year in 1972 for the LP "Pollution" by the group of the same name and was nominated on three other occasions.

By 1968, around eighty-five different manufacturers had sold over 2.4 million cassette players world wide and in that year alone, the cassette business was worth about $150 million.

B.B. King named his guitar Lucille after nearly losing it in a fire started by two men fighting over a woman with that name.

Misheard lyrics, such as "There's a bathroom on the right" instead of the correct "There's a bad moon on the rise" - is called a mondegreen.

The Righteous Brothers' 1965 hit "Unchained Melody" started out as the theme to an obscure 1955 prison film called Unchained, based on the non-fiction book Prisoners are People by Kenyon J. Scudder. The movie's plot centers around a man who contemplates either escaping from prison to live life on the run, or completing his sentence and returning to his wife and family. Vocalist Todd Duncan sang the original movie theme which was nominated for a Best Song Oscar but lost to "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing".

Bruce Springsteen wrote "Dancing In The Dark" after a heated argument with his manager, Jon Landau, who wanted a hit single for the "Born In The USA" album. Springsteen later said about the song: "It went as far in the direction of Pop music as I wanted to go, and probably a little farther."


Ask Mr. Music by Jerry Osborne


DEAR JERRY: Back when it was a hit, I bought the single of "Hula Love," by Buddy Knox, and I still have it. And a few things about it still mystify me.

It would be great to ask Buddy Knox for help, but since he is no longer with us I'll ask you.

They concern just three words in the first verse:

"On the isle of Fillalilla out Hawaii way
A hula maiden gay, strolled by a moonlit bay
There come-a to court her over the water
From a savage Zinga Zula land
A bolo chieftain grand, sang her this lei"

1. My world atlas lists no island, town, area, or anything named Fillalilla. I've even checked other possible spellings.
2. It does have a Zinga and a Zula, two separate towns in Africa but nowhere near each other, and both are thousands of miles from Hawaii.
3. I know what the Hawaiian lei is, but how do you sing one?

What am I missing?
—Lena Mazurski, Baltimore

DEAR LENA: Just a few details that complete the "Hula Love" story.

Roulette and other labels list only "Buddy Knox," with no composing specifics, but the sheet music takes the credit to the next level with "Words and music written by Buddy Knox."

What very few people in 1957 knew was that the music and many of the same lyrics were written and recorded in 1911, over 22 years before Buddy was born.

With lyrics by Edward Madden and music by Percy Wenrich, they titled it "My Hula Hula Love." They first offered the tune to a promising newcomer, a contralto performing as Dolly Connolly. It would soon be her debut single.

Connolly's good fortune is attributed less to her being in the right place at the right time, and more to her being the wife of Percy Wenrich.

In May, Columbia Records recorded "My Hula Hula Love" and "Red Rose Rag" (A-1028) by Dolly, and it became the first of several hit records for her.

Victor quickly covered "My Hula Hula Love," but as a duet by Ada Jones and Billy Murray (Victor 16910), two of their biggest stars at the time. Still, their effort didn't match the success of Connolly's.

Other singers plus a few instrumentalists waxed the song in the years ahead, all properly credited to Edward Madden and Percy Wenrich.

Until 1957.

Why Buddy Knox received sole credit for both words and music has never been made public. Though he clearly created some new lyrics, enough of the original work is retained to warrant crediting all three composers.

Regardless, nothing much about the case made news because a confidential out-of-court settlement averted any potential litigation.

To this day, BMI still credits Knox with no mention of Madden or Wenrich, and that is appropriate if he in fact purchased ownership from the previous writers.

Now to that first verse of "Hula Love" (1957). Note the similarities and differences between it (above) and "My Hula Hula Love" (1911):

"It was silent on the isle of Il-o-ila, down Hawaii way,
A hula maiden gay, strolled by the moonlit bay
There came to court her o'er the water
From a savage Zinga Zulu land
A bolo chieftain grand, who sang this lay"

It seems that neither Il-o-ila nor Fillalilla are real places, at least not "out Hawaii way." There is, however, a Philippine Province named Iloilo in the Western Visayas region.

As for the lay/lei homophone mix-up, "lay" was a common synonym in the 18th and 19th centuries for "song."

The first example of this usage that comes to mind is Walter Scott's famous poem, "The Lay of the Last Minstrel" (1805). It is about the Song of the Last Singer.

IZ ZAT SO? Edward Madden wrote a lay titled "The Zinga Zula Man" for the 1910 Broadway musical, "He Came from Milwaukee."

That moniker may have inspired the Zinga reference in "My Hula Hula Love," but if so, why is it Zulu in "My Hula Hula Love" (1911), yet Zula in "Hula Love" (1957)?

Jerry Osborne answers as many questions as possible through this column. Write Jerry at: Box 255, Port Townsend, WA 98368 E-mail:   Visit his Web site:
All values quoted in this column are for near-mint condition.
Copyright 2013 Osborne Enterprises - Reprinted By Exclusive Permission

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

AudioFidelity Blade Runner Vinyl Contest  still open, get your entry in today!


Record Store Day Vinyl Sales

A total of 244,000 vinyl LPs were sold in the week ending April 21, according to Nielsen SoundScan -- the largest one-week sum for vinyl albums since SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991.

This past week's vinyl album haul surpasses the previous one-week record, set just last December. In the week ending Dec. 23, 2012, 213,000 vinyl albums were sold.

Read more and get more facts and figures HERE


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Chrome Releasing 'Lost Chrome Tracks' in June

Seminal avant-punk psychedelic outfit Chrome will be releasing a full album (1 CD or 2 LPs) of previously unreleased material from 1979/80 on King of Spades Records this coming June. The album is titled: Half Machine from the Sun, The Lost Chrome Tracks from '79-'80.

Guitarist Helios Creed explains: "Damon Edge & I made these 'Lost Chrome Tracks' during recording sessions for Half Machine Lip Moves & Red Exposure. We had so much material, good tracks went unused. I didn't even realize the tapes were lost (and sold) due to an unpaid bill! I forgot about them until they were played for me recently, some 30 years later, but listening to the work I was brought right back in time where we had left off. I remembered for instance that I felt 'Something Rhythmic' was a special track, maybe even a hit. I guess it wasn't time to complete these tracks then, because now is their time."

Known for their experimental, de/re-construction of rock and roll, many of these Lost Chrome Tracks have a tendency towards catchy melodies and strong hooks, while still maintaining chrome's signature innovation, weirdness and pile-driver rhythm. Other numbers are pure experimental noise. In all, this double album opens a window into the diverse sounds of this groundbreaking band and this groundbreaking era in rock and roll.

Chrome's blend of raw energy and mind-bending audio manipulation influenced a wide range of musical genres, from the avant-rock of Sonic Youth and the Flaming Lips to Industrial rockers like Nine Inch Nails and Ministry. Theirs was "a Cyber-Punk vision of the future that came a decade before the term was coined," as psychedelic connoisseur Julian Cope put it.

Chrome was founded by vocalist/drummer Damon Edge in 1975, inspired by proto-punk pioneers the Stooges as well as the radical experimentation of John Cage. After releasing their debut album The Visitation on Edge's own Siren label, guitarist and vocalist Helios Creed joined Chrome, replacing their original guitarist. He played bass as well as guitar, sang and composed songs with Edge, coming in to make their commercial and artistic breakthrough Alien Soundtracks Chrome's 2nd album -- an immediate underground hit. Creed's guitar work "exploded the possibilities of what psychedelic, punk, new wave and industrial rock could sound like" claims's Andrew Stecz. 

Creed and Edge comprised the main creative force behind their next album, Half Machine Lip Moves, as another founding member left. "Nobody ever started an album with as much fire as Chrome did with the opening of Half Machine Lip Moves" proclaims Cope. "[it] remains my favorite beginning to any rock n' roll record, surpassing even Iggy and the Stooges' Raw Power." Chrome continued Alien Soundtracks' Sci-Fi-Punk, collage of searing rock with noise, sound-bites, scrap-metal percussion and unusual manipulations of their instruments and amplifiers, but done heavier with Creed's guitar feedback and Edge's powerful drumming to the fore. 

Chrome signed to the UK's Beggar's Banquet label for their fourth album Red Exposure and Third From the Sun, their fifth which included contributions from Edge's new wife Fabienne Shine (of French punk sensations Shaking Street). They also released 5 EPs and singles on various labels from '79-'82. Afterwards Creed left the band and established himself as unique and powerful solo artist, touring extensively and recording prolifically. He continued to be a influence through the grunge and noise rock indie scenes and he toured with Nik Turner's (Hawkwind) band "Space Ritual." Creed turned out 21 solo albums and several singles in his own right, from 1985 to 2011. After Edge's death in 1997, Creed took the helm of Chrome on stage and in the studio, making four more Chrome albums, completing one Edge had started before his passing, Angel of the Clouds, released in 2002 (and re-released by King of Spades Records this year). 

"I've created new music for close to 40 years now," states Creed." This 'Lost Chrome Tracks' release & a new Chrome album I've been recording this year, will be my 37th & 38th albums."


A Band Called Death

Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was a band called Death.  Punk before punk existed, three teenage brothers in the early '70s formed a band in their spare bedroom, began playing a few local gigs and even pressed a single in the hopes of getting signed.  But this was the era of Motown and emerging disco.  Record companies found Death's music - and band name - too intimidating, and the group were never given a fair shot, disbanding before they even completed one album.  Equal parts electrifying rockumentary and epic family love story, A Band Called Death chronicles the incredible fairy-tale journey of what happened almost three decades later, when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of the attic and found an audience several generations younger.  Playing music impossibly ahead of its time, Death is now being credited as the first black punk band (hell...the first punk band!), and are finally receiving their long overdue recognition as true rock pioneers.

Run Time: 96 MINS
Rating: NR
Theatrical Release Date: JUNE 28, 2013
VOD Release Date: MARCH 24, 2013



LOCRIAN: Announce New Album Details - Return To Annihilation coming June 25th via Relapse Records

Esoteric, experimental artisan’s Locrian have revealed the details behind their highly anticipated Relapse Records full-length debut entitled 'Return To Annihilation.'  The album was recorded by Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian, Circles, Serena Maneesh) at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, IL and mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service.  The album will be released as CD, 2xLP, and digital formats on June 25th in North America, June 21st in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, and Finland, and June 24th in the UK and rest of the world. 

A two-part concept album inspired by the band’s love for prog-rock progenitors Genesis, Yes & King Crimson, Return To Annihilation is sure to be the group’s most ambitious recordings to date.


Is music artwork dead? - Are album/single covers still important?


 The Death Knell Sounds Again: The History of Music Industry Whining


Lynyrd Skynyrd Provide New Theme Song for ‘Pawn Stars’


First Two They Might Be Giants Albums to Be Reissued in Australia


album cover art of the day:

White Wizzard Unveils Artwork For New Album "The Devils Cut"



Vinyl Best Sellers (all are RSD releases except *)

1. Paramore - Holiday Sessions 7"
2. The White Stripes - Elephant
3. The Features - The Features*
4. The Black Keys/The Stooges - No Fun 7"
5. PUJOL - Deep Cuts 7"
6. Justin Townes Earle - Yuma 10"
7. The Avett Brothers/Randy Travis - CMT Crossroads 7"
8. Tame Impala - Tame Impala
9. Grateful Dead - Rare Cuts & Oddities
10. Phish - Lawn Boy
11. Big Star - Nothing Can Hurt Me OST
12. Phoenix - Entertainment 7"
13. The Rolling Stones - Five By Five 7"
14. The Band - The Last Waltz
15. Pink Floyd - See Emily Play 7"
16. Mystery Side By Side 7" (Grateful Dead/Dr. John/Dixie Cups - 'Iko Iko')
17. Frightened Rabbit/Manchester Orch/Grouplove - Make It To Me 12"
18. Blind Melon - Blind Melon
19. Gram Parsons - Heider Session 1971 7"
20. Willie Nelson - Roll Me Up & Smoke Me 7"
21. Bob Dylan - Wigwam 7"
22. Misfits/Lemonheads - Skulls 7"
23. Paramore - Paramore*
24. Stephen Malkmus - Can's Ege Bamyasi
25. David Bowie - Stars Are Out Tonight 7"
26. The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
27. Notorious BIG - Ready To Die
28. Doors/X - Soul Kitchen 7"
29. At The Drive-In - Relationship Of Command
30. Wings - Maybe I'm Amazed 12"
31. David Bowie - Drive-In Saturday 7"
32. Various - Dazed & Confused OST
33. Frank Zappa - I'm The Slime 7"
34. Jimmy Eat World - Damage 7"
35. Eric Church - Caught In The Act
36. Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe 7"
37. The Flaming Lips - Zaireeka
38. Best Coast - Fear Of My Identity 7"
39. The XX - Jamie XX Edits 12"
40. Dave Brubeck - Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
41. Gary Clark Jr - Hwul Raw Cuts V. II
42. Public Image Ltd - Public Image 7"
43. Built To Spill - Live
44. Various - No Alternative
45. Brendan Benson - Diamond 7"
46. Iron & Wine - Next To Paradise 7"
47. Mad Season - Above
48. The Flaming Lips - The Terror*
49. The Postal Service - Give Up (expanded reissue)*
50. Dawes - Stories Don't End*

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

AudioFidelity Blade Runner Vinyl Contest

Our friends at AudioFidelity  have given me one copy of the Blade Runner soundtrack to give to a lucky CVR blog reader!

The BLADE RUNNER soundtrack was composed by Vangelis for Ridley Scott's 1982 film considered one of the finest sci-fi movies ever made. It is mostly a dark, melodic combination of classical compositions and synthesizers which mirrors the futuristic film noir envisioned by Scott. The soundtrack holds legendary status and at the time was well-received by fans and critics including Best Original Score nominations for a BAFTA and Golden Globe yet, except for a few cuts, it was not released until 1994.

The movie remains a classic film with a long list of popular movie stars including Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos most of whom appear on this record in movie dialog samples mixed into the 12 tracks of nearly one hour of music. Vangelis makes each track flow into one another. The soundtrack features vocal contributions from Demis Roussos and the sax solo by Dick Morrissey on "Love Theme." The gatefold jacket includes many colorful stills from the film. BLADE RUNNER is a timeless classic on film and now on 180g transparent red vinyl.

“The music is beautiful, poignant, exciting and mysterious.”

" of the most memorable and important soundtracks in movie history."

1. Main Titles (3:42)
2. Blush Response (5:47)
3. Wait for Me (5:27)
4. Rachel's Song (4:46)
5. Love Theme (4:56)
6. One More Kiss, Dear (3:58)

1. Blade Runner Blues (8:53)
2. Memories of Green (5:05)
3. Tales of the Future (4:46)
4. Damask Rose (2:32)
5. Blade Runner (End Titles) (4:40)
6. Tears in Rain (3:00)

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

Blade Runner Mastering with Kevin Gray in studio

picture from Quality Records Pressing in Salina, KS of Blade Runner coming off the press.

The contest (as always) is very simple. The 18th emailer with the words "AudioFidelity Blade Runner Vinyl Contest" in the subject line to this email address ( will be the winner! 

This is a numbered limited edition (# 0236) on red vinyl! Limit one email entry per email address, winner will be announced shortly!

Our friends at Quality Record Pressings opened their plant doors to allow a look at the diligent work, care and quality control that has gone into the manufacturing of this record. The masterful craftsmanship of the QRP staff has produced a finished record that is as pleasing to the eye as the music is to the ear.

Behind The Scenes of Audio Fidelity's, Vangelis, "Blade Runner" OST on 180g red translucent vinyl


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New Music Releases - May 2013

May 7

38 Special - Special Delivery (remastered vinyl)
98 Degrees - 2.0
AM & Shawn Lee - La Musique Numerique
Alison Moyet - the minutes
Ann Pragg - Bitter Fruit
Atrocity - Okkult
Banquets - Banquets
Beware of Darkness - Orthodox
Billy Paul - Lately
Blink-182 - Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (deluxe edition)
Bob Dylan - Greatest Hits Vol. II (reissue)
Bonnie Tyler - Rocks & Honey
Bracher Brown - Broken Glass And Railroad Tracks
Captain Beyond - Sufficiently Breathless (vinyl)
Citadel - Citadel (EP)
Co La - Moody Coup
Come - Eleven (reissue)
Courtney Jaye - Love And Forgiveness
Craig Campbell - Never Regret
D.O.T. - Diary 
Dave Koz  - Summer Horns
Deerhunter - Monomania
Delain - Interlude 
Devour The Day - Time & Pressure
Earthling - Dark Path
Eksi Ekso - Archfiend
F.K.Ü. - 4: Rise Of The Mosh Mongers 
Fall Out Boy - Save Rock and Roll 
Fitz & the Tantrums - More Than Just A Dream
Francoise Hardy - Midnight Blues: Paris London 1968-72
Gambles - Far From Your Arms (EP)
Gap Band - Gap Band VII
George Clinton-  Computer Games
Ghostpoet - Some Say I So I Say Light
Goo Goo Dolls - Magnetic
Grandchildren - Golden Child
Grime - Deteriorate
Isley Brothers - Winner Takes All
Jim Guthrie - Takes Time
Joe Satriani - Unstoppable Momentum
Joshua Radin - Wax Wings
Justice - Access All Arenas
LL Cool J - Authentic
Lady Antebellum - Golden
Little Boots - Nocturnes
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced ‘lĕh-’nérd ‘skin-’nérd (reissue)
Michael Feuerstack - Tambourine Death Bed
Michael Stanley - The Hang
Mikal Cronin - MCII
Mike Patton - The Place Beyond The Pines (vinyl)
Millie Jackson - An Imitation Of Love: Expanded Edition
Mother Falcon - You Knew
Mylets - Retcon
Natalie Maines - Mother
Noah and the Whale - Heart of Nowhere
Northcote - Northcote
Patty Griffin - American Kid
Pentimento - Pentimento
Phaseone - If I Tell You 
Pistol Annies - Annie Up
Primal Scream - More Light
Retox - YPLL
Rod Stewart - Time
Rotting Out - The Wrong Way
Sadgiqacea - False Prism
Savages - Silence Yourself’
Say Lou Lou - Julian (7")
Shalamar - Friends
Shannon Wright - In Film Sound 
She & Him - Volume 3
Small Brown Bike - Recollected
Sodom - Epitome of Torture
Still Corners - Strange Pleasures
Straight No Chaser - Under the Influence
Sun Angle - Diamond Junk 
Sweat Band - Sweat Band
Talib Kweli - Prisoner of Conscious
The Child of Lov - The Child of Lov
The Hussy - Pagan Hiss
The Uncluded - Hokey Fright
Torches - If The People Stare (EP)
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City
Van Dyke Parks - Songs Cycled
Various Artists - Remembering Little Walter
Various Artists - The Great Gatsby (soundtrack) 
Various Artists - Way to Blue – The Songs of Nick Drake 
Vibrators - On The Guest List
Vicious Rumors - Electric Punishment
Vinyette - Every Little Mouse Run
We Are Loud Whispers - Suchness
Yes - Magnification (vinyl)
Young Galaxy - Ultramarine 

May 14

ADULT. - The Way Things Fall
Agnetha Faltskog - A
Altars - Something More 
Amy Grant - How Mercy Looks From Here
Anamanaguchi - Endless Fantasy
Andy Cato - Time & Places 
Angel Olsen - Half Way Home
Anne Murray - Icon
Arckanum - Fenriz Kindir
Beams  - Just Rivers
Beyond Creation - The Aura (reissue) 
Bibio - Silver Wilkinson
Big Eyes - Almost Famous
Billy Squier - Icon
Blank Realm - Go Easy
Bobby McFerrin - Spirityouall
Boredoms - Chocolate Synthesizer (vinyl) (reissue) 
Boredoms - Pop Tatari (vinyl) (reissue)
Bring Me The Horizon - Sempiternal (vinyl)
Brother JT - The Svelteness of Boogietude
Candace Bellamy - In My Lane
Cannibal Corpse - Vile (25th Anniversary) (picture disc)
Captain, We're Sinking  -The Future Is Cancelled
Chris LeDoux - Icon
Classixx - Hanging Gardens
Colleen - The Weighing of the Heart
Culture Club - Icon
Del Lords - Elvis Club
Demi Lovato - Demi
Dillinger Escape Plan - One of Us Is The Killer
Dirty Beaches - Drifters/Love Is The Devil (2 LPs)
Dungeonesse - Dungeonesse
Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa - Tropical Circle
Echo Bloom - Blue
Eluvium - Nightmare Ending
Entrails - Raging Death
Escape the Fate - Ungrateful
Eve - Lip Lock
Flower Orgy - Our Song (7")
Four Tet - Rounds (reissue)
Fucking Invincible - Downtown Is Dead
George Strait - Love Is Everything
George Thorogood & the Destroyers - Icon
Ghost Box Orchestra - Vanished
Glenn Jones - My Garden State
Gold & Youth - Beyond Wilderness
Grand Funk Railroad - Icon
Heart - Icon
Heart In Hand - Almost There
Highness - Hold
Hollagramz - Hollagramz
Huey Lewis & the News - Sports (30th anniversary edition)
Immolation - Kingdom of Conspiracy
Immortal - Pure Holocaust (reissue)
Jimmy Cliff - Icon
John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
Kadavar - Abra Kadavar
Kazyak - See the Forest, See the Trees
Killing Joke - Singles Collection 1979-2012
Kisses - Kids in L.A.
Lifeforms - Multidimensional
MS MR - Secondhand Rapture
Mark Kozelek and Jimmy LaValle - Perils From the Sea
Marques Toliver - Land of CanAan
Merle Haggard - Icon
Mindless Self Indulgence - How I Learned To Stop Giving A Shit And Love Mindless Self Indulgence
Move Forward - Nothing's Left to Save Us
Mr Ms - Second Hand Rapture
Negator - Gates to the Pantheon
Orchid - The Mouth Of Madness
PacificUV - After the Dream You Are Awake
Peals - Walking Field
Pharmakon - Abadon 
Phoenix Foundation - Fandango
Polkadot Cadaver - Last Call In Jonestown
Powerkompany - I Am More Than This
Primal Scream - More Light
Pure X - Crawling Up the Stairs
Queensryche - Icon
R.E.M. - Green: (25th anniversary deluxe edition)
Randall Bramblett - Bright Spots
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Icon
Roomrunner - Ideal Cities
Saltland - I Thought It Was Us but It Was All of Us 
Sam Amidon - Bright Sunny South 
Simple Minds - Icon
Small Black - Limits of Desire
Smith Westerns - Varsity (7")
Snowden - No One In Control
Spin Doctors - If The River Was Whiskey
Standish/Carlyon - Deleted Scenes
Steve Von Till - As The Crow Flies (reissue)
Steve Winwood - Icon
Stranglers - Old Testament: Ua Studio Recordings 1977 - 1982
Survival - Tragedy of the Mind
The Abramson Singers - Late Riser
The Blank Tapes - Vacation 
The Boxer Rebellion - Promises
The Cleaners From Venus/Martin Newell - The Cleaners From Venus Vol. 2 (reissue)
The Features - The Features
The Handsome Family – Wilderness
The Monolith Deathcult - Tetragrammaton
The Wonder Years - The Greatest Generation
This Century - Biography Of Heartbreak
Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats - Mind Control
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
Vår - No One Dances Quite Like My Brothers
Wampire - Curiosity

May 21

30 Seconds to Mars - Love Lust Faith + Dreams
A Pale Horse Named Death - Lay My Soul to Waste 
Airbourne - Black Dog Barking 
Alpine - A Is For Alpine 
Baptist Generals - Jackleg Devotional To The Heart
Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Live: The 50th Anniversary Tour
Billy Ocean Playlist - The Very Best of Billy Ocean
Bret Michaels - Good Songs & Great Friends
Built On Secrets - The Disconnect 
Captain Beyond Live In Texas - October 6, 1973
Christopher Paul Stelling - False Cities
Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes - Baby Caught the Bus 
Club 8 - Above the City
Crazy & the Brains - Let Me Go 
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
Darius Rucker - True Believers
Dead Gaze - Dead Gaze
Death of an Era - The Great Commonwealth (EP)
Dirty Beaches - Drifters/Love Is The Devil 
Donna Summer Playlist - The Very Best of Donna Summer
French Montana - Excise My French
G&D - The Lighthouse 
Gaytheist - Hold Me…But Not So Tight
Have Mercy - The Earth Pushed Back
Iggy Pop Playlist - The Very Best of Iggy Pop
Jay Sean - Neon
Jesse Ruins - A Film
LVMRKS - Pale Fairytale
Linda Draper - Edgewise
Mac Davis - A Little More Action Please 1970-1985
Majical Cloudz - Impersonator
Marshall Tucker Band - Live! The South Carolina Music Hall of Fame Concert
Nektar - Remember The Future: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (vinyl)
New York Dolls -Too Much Too Soon
Open Air Stereo - Primates
P-Money - Gratitude
Patty Loveless Playlist - The Very Best of Patty Loveless
Paul McCartney - In His Own Words
Poisonous Relationship - Garden of Problems
Primal Scream - More Light 
Primus - Sailing The Seas Of Cheese (deluxe 5.1 edition)
Radiation City - Animals In The Median
Radical Dads - Rapid Reality
Restless Heart Playlist - The Very Best of Restless Heart
Robert Palmer - Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley
RocketNumberNine - MeYouWeYou
Saturday Looks Good to Me - One Kiss Ends It All 
Scout Niblett - It’s Up to Emma
Seemless - Seemless (vinyl)
Shannon & the Clams - Dreams in the Rat House
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes Playlist - The Very Best of Southside Johnny
Ten Kens - Namesake
Texas - The Conversation
The Baptist Generals - Jackleg Devotional to the Heart
The Front Bottoms - Talon Of The Hawk
The National - Trouble Will Find Me 
Various Artists - FM
Various Artists - Telstar: Anthology
Various Artists - Watch Your Mouth: Gems from the Warner Brother Vaults
Wang Chung - Mosaic
Wang Chung - Points On The Curve
Warrant Playlist - The Very Best of Warrant
White Mystery - Telepathic
Wild Party - All Nighter (EP) 

May 28

ASG - Blood Drive
Aceyalone - Leanin’ On Slick
Alex Bleeker & the Freaks - How Far Away
Alice In Chains - The Devil Put The Dinosaurs Here
All Tiny Creatures - Dark Clocks
Antigama - Meteor
Anvil - Hope In Hell
Arborea - Fortress of the Sun (vinyl)
Band - Best of Volume II
Basia - Time & Tide
Baths - Obsidian
Big Farm - Big Farm
Blue-Eyed Son - Shadows On The Son
Brazos - Saltwater
Cloud Boat - Book of Hours
CocoRosie - Tales Of A Grass Widow
Crystal Fighters - Cave Rave
Dark Tranquillity - Construct
Della Mae - This World Oft Can Be
Dew-Scented - Insurgent
Dio - Finding the Sacred Heart: Live in Philly 1986
Eisley - Currents
Eldkraft - Shaman
Free Time - Free Time
Gretchen Wilson - Under the Covers
Imaginary Cities - Fall Of Romance
Iron Tongue - The Dogs Have Barked The Birds Have Flown
Jimmy Cliff - The KCRW Sessions
John Fogerty - Wrote a Song For Everyone
Josiah Walter - Lullabies and Nightmares
Kingdom - Vertical XL (EP)
Kylesa - Spiral Shadow
Kylesa - Ultraviolet
Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle
Leprous - Coal
Little Mix - DNA
Man Overboard - Heart Attack
Monkees Justus - The Deluxe Edition (limited edition)
Monster Truck - Furiosity
Mount Kimbie - Cold Spring Fault Less Youth
Oblivians - Desperation
Pastels - Slow Summits
Paul McCartney and Wings - Wings Over America (remastered deluxe edition)
Polyphonic Spree - Yes, It’s True
Public Image Ltd. - First Issue (vinyl)
Rod Stewart - Live 1975-1988 (4-CD box set)
SFV Acid - The Dwell
Secret Colours - Peach
Skinny Puppy - Weapon
Sound of Contact - Dimensionaut
Stills & Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Can't Get Enough
TEEN - Carolina (EP)
Terence Blanchard - Magnetic
TesseracT - Altered State
The-Dream - IV Play
The Bug - Filthy
The Microphones - It Was Hot, We Stayed in the Water (vinyl) (reissue)
The Stranglers - Giants
Tony Bennett and Dave Brubeck - The White House Sessions, Live 1962
Traffic - Last Exit (vinyl)
Tricky - False Idols
When Saints Go Machine - Infinity Pool
Yellowbirds - Songs From the Vanished Frontier

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

AudioMart Caters To Audiophiles

Is there a need for new used audio equipment these days?  No doubt, with the vinyl revival going strong, audiophiles all over the world are demanding it.  A new site and one that gets a A+ rating from the CVR blog is 

Check out their site, what they do and how they do it and before buying audion equipment, take a look at listings.  Who is AudioMart ?

AudioMart is the online marketplace where you can buy or sell hi-fi gear and audio components. Higher-end audio equipment, which typically sells in a higher price range as "new," can be found at AudioMart at much lower prices. Of course, quality audio equipment often retains its excellent value.

So you can find superb deals on items such as preamplifiers, speakers, receivers, tuners, CD and SACD players, DACs, power amps, turntables, cables, interconnects, and even music.

AudioMart arose from the void in today's used audio online marketplace. Responding to the need
for a newer, simpler, fresher interface for buying and selling used high-end audio equipment,
AudioMart has positioned itself uniquely in the high-end audio community, offering a meeting
place that is faster, more user-friendly, more socially integrated, more secure, and ultimately
more satisfying to audiophiles everywhere.

Committed to bringing an online audio marketplace back where it belongs -- in the hands of its users, AudioMart allows buyers and sellers to provide feedback as they use and explore the functionality of the site.  What promises to evolve is a marketplace molded and shaped by the audio community FOR the audio community.
AudioMart is competely FREE until further notice.  No listing fees, no transaction fees.

AudioMart is currently in Beta and is exploring and implementing new features and functionality every day. In the meantime, sign up, get started buying and selling, and have fun!

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Monday, April 22, 2013

New Music Releases - April 23, 2012

Alanis Morissette - Live at Montreux 2012
Allspice - Allspice
Ambrosia - Life Beyond L.A - The Deluxe Edition
Amorphis - Circle
Andy Williams - Essential Andy Williams
Angel - Sinful
At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command (reissue)
Bill Ryder-Jones - A Bad Wind Blows in My Heart
Black Sands - Introduction
Blow Monkeys - Feels Like A New Morning
Blue Oyster - Cult Imaginos
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks (vinyl) (reissue)
Bob Marley - Kaya (remastered with bonus tracks)
Brass Beds - The Secret Will Keep You
Breeders - LSXX
Celestial Shore - 10x
Cowboy Indian Bear - Live Old, Die Young
Craig Duncan - Bluegrass Beatles: Bluegrass Instrumental Makeovers of Classic Hits by The Beatles
Dead Can Dance - Anastasis (deluxe live edition)
Deep Purple - NOW What?!
Eddy Arnold - Complete Original #1 Hits
Electric Light Orchestra - Live (remastered with bonus tracks)
Electric Light Orchestra - Zoom (remastered with bonus tracks)
Fielded - Ninety Thirty Thirty
Fort Frances - Harbour (EP)
Frank Turner - Tape Deck Heart
Gama Bomb - The Terror Tapes
George Benson - Breezin' (vinyl) (reissue)
HIM - Tears on Tape
Harry Nilsson - Essential Harry Nilsson
Iggy and the Stooges Ready to Die (vinyl (reissue)
James Taylor - Dad Loves His Work (reissue)
James Taylor - Flag (reissue)
James Taylor - JT (reissue)
Jeff Lynne - Armchair Theatre (remastered and expanded)
Jerry Lee Lewis - Essential Jerry Lee Lewis
Johnny Winter - Essential Johnny Winter
Junip - Junip
Juno Reactor - The Golden Sun of the Great East
Karl Hyde - Edgeland
Kid Cudi - INDICUD
Killdozer - Twelve Point Buck (reissue)
Kim Fowley - Wildfire - Complete Imperial Recordings 1968 - 69
LL Cool J - Authentic
Laura Stevenson - Wheel
Legs - Pass the Ringo
Leroy Justice - Above the Weather
Lilacs & Champagne - Danish And Blue
Lori McKenna - Massachusetts
Low - In the Fishtank EP (reissue) (vinyl)
Michael Buble - To Be Loved
Midnight Oil - Essential Oils
Mott the Hoople - Essential Mott the Hoople
No Joy - Wait To Pleasure
OMD - English Electric (Deluxe Edition with DVD)
People - Burn the Germs
Pete Seeger - Essential Pete Seeger
Peter Green - Very Best of Peter Green / Splinter Group
Phoenix - Bankrupt!
Queensryche - Frequency Unknown
Quilt & MMOSS - New Hampshire Freaks
Rob Zombie - Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor
Rolling Stones - Very Best of the Rolling Stones 1964-1971
Salva - Raw Solutions
Santana - Santana III (vinyl) (reissue)
Sea Level - Cats on the Coast / On the Edge
Snoop Lion - Reincarnated
Statler Brothers - The Best From The Farewell Concert
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell - Love Has Come For You
Striking Distance - The Fuse is Lit (reissue)
Sweet Baboo - Ships
Talib Kweli - Prisoner of Conscious
Tate Stevens - Tate Stevens
The Appleseed Cast - Illumination Ritual
The Neighbourhood - I Love You
The Postelles - …And It Shook Me
The So So Glos - Blowout
The Veils - Time Stays, We Go
Thee Oh Sees - Floating Coffin
Tin Cup Serenade - Tragic Songs Of Hope
Tjutjuna - Westerner
Tom Jones - Spirit in the Room
Tubes - Remote Control: Expanded Edition
Various Artists - Lullaby Tribute to Adele
Various Artists - Putumayo Kids Presents: Latin Dreamland
Vehement Serenade - The Things That Tear You Apart
Walter Egan - Fundamental Roll
Walter Egan - Not Shy
West, Bruce & Laing - Live 'N' Kickin'
West, Bruce & Laing - Whatever Turns You On
Wet Willie - Wetter the Better / Left Coast Live
Whitesnake - Live in Japan
Woe - Withdrawal
Xenia Dunford: His and Hers
Yeasayer: Live at Ancienne Belgique
Yellowman - Young Gifted & Yellow
Young Galaxy - Ultramarine

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

on the great vinyl machine (ebay) there are 2,865 active listings for Record Store Day 2013, which is a lot less than anticipated.  Looks like people who got the special vinyl releases want to hang onto them. 

Record Store Day - The Aftermath!


vinyl doing well in chicago!

Record Store Day: Vinyl Is Alive and Well at Laurie's Planet of Sound


Record Store Day 2013: Brooklyn's Black Gold Records; Hoboken's Tunes


Instagram: A look back at Record Store Day 2013 in Seattle


Record Store Day 2013: Vinyl Strikes Back


Music fans turn the tables for Record Store Day


Record Store Day 2013 In Chicago: Vinyl Fans Crowd Into City Shops


Under 25s are behind a surge in vinyl sales


Haujobb 2LP Vinyl To Be Released on Artoffact Records

German electronic group Haujobb will be releasing their 2011 album New World March as a double vinyl this Spring on Artoffact Records. The vinyl will be available in two editions: a limited to 50 copies translucent version and a standard black vinyl in 250 copies. The limited version will also come with an exclusive cassette that includes the EP Dead Market, which was also released on CD in 2011. These are the first vinyl or cassette releases that Haujobb has ever released for retail.

The double-vinyl will include two bonus tracks that were previously digital only. Neither track has ever appeared on an official Haujobb release, although the group comments that both tracks were "part of the New World March sessions." The post-apocalyptic artwork for both vinyl and cassette was done by Stefan Alt, also head of the influential ant-zen and hymen records labels.

Pre-order HERE   (May 31st release date)



The pUKEs are a 20-strong punk ukulele band based in London. They play songs by the likes of Dead Kennedys, Exploited, Xray Spex, The Clash, etc like you never heard ‘em before.  It's a 4 track 7" with a download code attached as well and it comes in a lovely pink & black poster sleeve too.

The tracks are 'Will I Learn' which is a pUKEs composition, 'Because You're Young' a Cock Sparrer cover, 'GLC' originally by Menace and Jet Boy, Jet Girl which was by Captain Sensible & Plastic Bertrand as 'Ca Plane Pour Moi' too...but you knew that...right?

Here's the video for 'Will I Learn'


Find out more about the pUKEs at their site HERE


vinyl news from the  burningshed

The 13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators

A double heavyweight vinyl edition of the Elevators' incendiary debut album featuring re-mastered mono and stereo mixes plus the band's intended running order.

The album has been re-mastered from a safety master derived from the original tape source.

Disc one is the mono edition and disc two is a remastered version of the original stereo mix.

Previously only available as part of the 'Music Of The Spheres' boxset, this is the first vinyl reissue from tape sources of the stereo edition for over three decades.

Disc two is the first ever vinyl pressing of the album in the band's intended running order.

Pre-order for 29th April shipping.

Disc 1 - Mono:
Side 1
1. You're Gonna Miss Me
2. Roller Coaster
3. Splash 1
4. Reverberation
5. Don't Fall Down

Side 2
1. Fire Engine
2. Thru The Rhythm
3. You Don't Know ( How Young You Are)
4. Kingdom Of Heaven (Is Within You)
5. Monkey Island
6. Tried To Hide

Disc 2 - Stereo:
Side 1
1. You Don't Know (How Young You Are)
2. Through The Rhythm
3. Monkey Island
4. Roller Coaster
5. Fire Engine

Side 2
6. Reverberation
7. Tried To Hide
8. You're Gonna Miss Me
9. Splash 1
10. Don't Fall Down
11. Kingdom Of Heaven (Is Within You)

You can pre-order HERE

Jethro TullNothing Is Easy: Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970

(double lp coloured vinyl collectors edition)

Jethro Tull's electrifying performance at the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival available as a limited edition double LP in gatefold sleeve on heavyweight 180gm vinyl.

This is the highly collectable coloured vinyl Record Store Day version.

'Performances and bands like this come around once in lifetime.' 5/5 Progressive World

Side One:
1. My Sunday Feeling (5:20)
2. My God (7:30)

Side Two:
3. With You There To Help Me (9:58)
4. To Cry You A Song (5:40)

Side Three:
5. Bour (4:34)
6. Dharma For One (10:10)

Side Four:
7. Nothing Is Easy (5:36)
8. Medley: We Used To Know/For A Thousand Mothers (10:37)

You can get yours HERE


Jimmy Page’s Manager Talks ‘Rooting Around in the Led Zeppelin Archives’ for Upcoming Reissues


Passings: Chrissy Amphlett of Divinyls (1959-2013)


fantastic write up about a 60's group doing their thing:

The Zombies Remember Their Odyssey


album cover art of the day:

AUTOPSY: 'The Headless Ritual' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed


album cover art of the day, part 2:

Project Ruins Unveils 'Closing The Season' Artwork


my favorite and wierdest video in a long time...


Watch Video For The Song “Monk”

(New York, NY) – Los Angeles based Mini Mansions will hit the road for a series of tour dates in May with The Arctic Monkeys (tour dates below). The unsigned band is currently working on new music to be released later this year.   Mini Mansions features Michael Shuman from Queens of the Stone Age and longtime friends/musicians Tyler Parkford and Zach Dawes.

Formed in dusty room in the San Fernando Valley, Mini Mansions is the collaborative séance of piano, bass, and a cocktail drum kit.  The trio generates a technicolor spectrum of sound drawn from the baroque, gothic, psychedelic, and cinematic realms. The band has toured with of BRMC, Minus the Bear, Autolux, Warpaint, Dead Weather, to name a few.  Mini Mansions released their debut full-length album in 2011 through Domino Records as well as a self-released EP and 7”.

Mini Mansion Tour Dates

May 25 - Missoula, MT – The Wilma Theatre –w/ The Arctic Monkeys
May 26 – Boise, ID – The Knitting Factory – w/ The Arctic Monkeys
May 28 – Denver, CO – The Ogden w/ The Arctic Monkeys
May 29 – ABQ, NM – The Sunshine Theatre w/The Arctic Monkeys
May 31 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas – w/ The Arctic Monkeys

Mini Mansions Links