Monday, November 25, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at sundazed

Beginning Friday, November 29th , Sundazed is taking 20% off nearly everything in the warehouse. Yes, 20% OFF!!! 

Black Friday releases and package deals are excluded but everything else is on sale: vinyl, CDs, t-shirts, the works. You can even get an extra 20% off our already deeply discounted sales items– WOWZA!

Don’t sleep on this opportunity because it’s only good through Tuesday, December 3rd and limited to instock items only (no backorders will be held on sale items), so start shopping and start saving!

You’ll find something for everyone on your list - and if you want to buy some things for yourself, we certainly won’t tell.

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new releases from our friends at musiconvinyl


After Faith No More founding guitarist Jim Martin split the band in 1994, Trey Spruance of Mr. Bungle took over six string duties for King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime. Upon its release, the album quickly reasserted that Faith No More were still on top of their game.

Keeping their harder edge on songs like "Get Out", "Ricochet" and "Cuckoo For Caca", the album is balanced with romantic love songs ("Evidence"), breezy Pop ("Caralho Voador") and the more experimental tinged title track.

The original release was sparsely pressed on vinyl which makes King For A Day a true collector's item, especially a first limited pressing on red marbled vinyl.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert
  • First 3000 numbered copies on red marbled vinyl


Released in 1966, And Now!...Booker T. & The MG's contains a selection of 12 instrumental songs recorded to perfection by the best backing band in Soul that has ever existed.

Band leader Booker T. Jones wails on the Hammond B3 organ as only he can: delivering bluesy chords and raw harmonics while staccato, piercing riffs rip through the Leslie 120 revolving speaker. Accompanied by 'the Metronome' of drummer Al Jackson Jr., bass lines of Donald 'Duck' Dunn and Steve Cropper's effective guitar licks, this package is complete.

And Now! is a true R&B staple – you know you need it!


The original vinyl issue of Prove You Wrong was limitedly available because of diminishing demands for albums on wax.

Prove You Wrong was released in 1991, and turned heads worldwide with its more melodic approach to Prong's formula of hardhitting industrial Hardcore Thrash Metal.

The album yielded two singles: "Unconditional" and "Pointless". Surprising song on Prove You Wrong is the Stranglers' cover Get A Grip (On Yourself) which is sung by new bassist Troy Gregory. The original vinyl issue was limitedly available because of diminishing demands for albums on wax. Music On Vinyl is now reissuing this awesome album and celebrates this with a limited first pressing of 500 numbered copies on purple marbled vinyl!

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert
  • First 500 numbered copies on purple marbled vinyl


Released in 1981, Dad Loves His Work is singer-songwriter James Taylor's 10th album. The record is essentially the reason Taylor divorced his then-wife Carly Simon ; she gave him an ultimatum to cut back on his music and relentless touring and spend more time with her and the family. When he named the album, his choice became pretty obvious.

Noteworthy tracks on Dad Loves His Work are "Her Town Too" (the single reached #11 on the Billboard Pop singles chart), "I Will Follow", "London Town" and the haunting album closer "That Lonesome Road."   180 gram audiophile vinyl and  Insert


from our friends at brutalpandarecords


San Francisco's KOWLOON WALLED CITY and Brooklyn's BATILLUS have teamed up for a split 7" of cover songs as part of the the third release in Brutal Panda Records' split 7" series.  Recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA and mixed by Scott Evans at Antisleep, the split features KWC playing a cover of the Godflesh classic "Anthem" with Fade Kainer of BATILLUS on vocals.  Side B features BATILLUS covering Ministry's "Lava" with Scott Evans of KWC on vocals.  Stream the KWC track via Stereogum here.

The split will be officially released on December 10th and is available for pre-order here


from vietnam, vinyl revival in full swing!

Vinyl records return in a digital world


Independent album sales hit new high in UK


1893 recording of black vocal group auctioned off


The xx announce limited edition 7" xx and Coexist boxsets


Bloodlet Unearth Demo Recordings for 7-inch, Plot Deluxe 'Entheogen' Reissue


Bruce Springsteen announces new album High Hopes, stream the lead single


from our friends at soundstagedirect

Best Selling Vinyl Records at SoundStageDirect

1. Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas
2. Various Artists - Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Soundtrack
3. Various Artists - Country Christmas
4. Boston - Life, Love & Hope (Pre-Order)
5. The Band - The Last Waltz
6. The Who - Who's Next (Deluxe Edition)
7. Grateful Dead - One From The Vault
8 . MFSL Original Master Record Sleeves (50)
9. Alanis Morissette - MTV Unplugged (Colored Vinyl) (Pre-Order)
10. Temple Of The Dog - Temple Of The Dog (Black Vinyl)


Ultimate Classic Rock's Top 10 Best Rock Albums of the Year

1. The Next Day - David Bowie
2. Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) - Bob Dylan
3. New - Paul McCartney
4. Wise Up Ghost - Elvis Costello and the Roots
5. The Diving Board - Elton John
7. Aftershock - Motorhead
8. People, Hell and Angels - Jimi Hendrix
9. Sound City: Real to Reel - Various Artists
10. Wrote a Song For Everyone - John Fogerty


Winners of the 2013 American Music Awards

Artist of the year: Taylor Swift
New artist of the year: Ariana Grande
Single of the year: "Cruise," Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly
Pop/rock female artist: Taylor Swift
Pop/rock male artist: Justin Timberlake
Pop/rock band, duo or group: One Direction
Pop/rock album: "Take Me Home," One Direction
Country female artist: Taylor Swift
Country male artist: Luke Bryan
Country band, duo or group: Lady Antebellum
Country album: "Red," Taylor Swift
Rap/hip-hop artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Rap/hip-hop album: "The Heist," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Soul/R&B female artist: Rihanna
Soul/R&B male artist: Justin Timberlake
Soul/R&B album: "The 20/20 Experience," Justin Timberlake
Alternative rock artist: Imagine Dragons
Latin artist: Marc Anthony
Adult Contemporary: Maroon 5
Electronic dance music artist: Avicii


album cover art of the day:

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