Razor and Tie Joe Jackson Test Pressing Contest ends tomorrow at noon, you still have time to enter!
JACK WHITE: RECORD STORE DAY 2013 AMBASSADOR
Owns a record store. CHECK. Heads a record label. CHECK. Makes all kinds of records. CHECK. We can think of no one better to fly the flag for Record Store Day 2013, can you? Let’s let Ambassador White speak for himself, both on video and in his official Ambassadorial quote.
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ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS TO REISSUE SOUL LEGEND SWAMP DOGG'S NEWLY REMASTERED FIRST TWO SEMINAL ALBUMS FROM THE EARLY '70S: TOTAL DESTRUCTION TO YOUR MIND & RAT ON! ON MARCH 5TH!
SWAMP DOGG OFFERS FANS FREE DOWNLOADS OF "IF I DIE TOMORROW" (FROM TOTAL DESTRUCTION...) & "CREEPING AWAY" (FROM RAT ON!)
Maverick soul artist Swamp Dogg (aka Jerry Williams) has been described as the “soul genius that time forgot," and “a strange combination of Sly Stone’s progressive funk with Frank Zappa’s lyrical absurdism." In the '70s he even made the famed Nixon’s Enemies List.
Alive Naturalsound Records is proud to bring you Swamp Dogg’s first two albums, newly remastered and re-released for the very first time on vinyl since their original release in the early '70s. Total Destruction To Your Mind (1970), has been called “one of the most gloriously gonzo soul recordings of all time," while Rat On! (1971) was ranked as having one of the top ten worst album covers of all time, an achievement that Swamp Dogg is rightfully proud of to this day.
The two remastered reissues of Swamp Dogg's early '70s albums Total Destruction To Your Mind and Rat On! will be available on Black Vinyl and CD on March 5th. In addition, there will also be a very limited pressing of Colored Vinyl for both albums exclusive to mailorders through Bomp!
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD & SHARE SWAMP DOGG'S SONG "IF I DIE TOMORROW"
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD & SHARE SWAMP DOGG'S SONG "CREEPING AWAY"
"He's made some of the maddest, funny, baddest, odd, angry, funkiest soul records." - MOJO
"Vocally, Swamp Dogg sounds like a cross between General Johnson (of Chairmen of the Board) and Van Morrison; as a songwriter, he’s his own man. With the exception of Sly Stone, no other soul men of the period were investigating controversial topics with such infectious musicality and good humor." – AMG
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THE RETURN OF PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS’ MARK LINDSAY
Mark Lindsay, lead singer/songwriter/producer for the seminal 60’s Garage Rock band Paul Revere & the Raiders has released “Like Nothing That You’ve Seen,” the first single from his upcoming album which is slated for an early May 2013 release.
The song was co-written and produced by Gar Francis, songwriter/guitarist of New Jersey Garage Rock veterans, the Doughboys. “Like Nothing That You’ve Seen” features backing vocals by Myke Scavone (Doughboys), Kurt Reil (Gripweeds), and special guest, Little Steven Van Zandt. The single follows in the butt-kickin’ footsteps of Lindsay’s classic 60’s tracks with the Raiders like “Kicks,” “Stepping Out,” “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone” and “Just like Me.”
“I first met Mark Lindsay when I was recording the new Doughboys album Shakin' Our Souls,” explains co-writer/producer Gar Francis. “I had asked Kurt, the owner of House of Vibes, if he knew of anyone who could add saxophone to a track I was working on called ‘It's A Crying Shame.’ Kurt mentioned that he was doing some sessions with Mark Lindsay, the singer from Paul Revere and the Raiders, who was also a great sax player.
“Mark came down and added the sax parts and also sang background vocals for the track. As he was leaving the session, I had casually mentioned that if he ever wanted to collaborate on some songs to give me a call. Well after he returned home to Florida, he gave me a call and we started working on songs via e-mail for the next three months, producing a boat-load of tunes for a new Mark Lindsay album.
"’Like Nothing That You've Seen, is one of the first songs we came up with, and we decided to go into the studio to cut and release it as a single before the album. I wanted Mark to return to his Garage roots and I think we did a good job of capturing that spirit. I hope you dig it as much as we do. “
Watch for more information coming soon!
some sad news from our friends at Relapse.com but I love what they are doing, stop by and pick up the release HERE
RELAPSE RECORDS: Releases Tribute Sampler to Pat Egan
Pat Egan, longtime Director of Retail Sales at Relapse Records, tragically passed away on Monday February 18th after a battle with pneumonia and related complications. In honor of the man who was so instrumental in the success of so many Relapse bands and records, the label has put together a 20 track compilation featuring a collection of his favorite songs and artists, including Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Brian Posehn, Red Fang, Death, and many more, including a never-before-released track from Exhumed.
100% of proceeds from the compilation will go towards a college fund for his young daughter Katie. Relapse thanks each band for contributing each track and waiving their royalty fee to maximize the benefit for Pat’s beloved family. The compilation is available via Bandcamp at this location for only $5 but friends and fans are welcome to donate as much as they want. Direct contributions may also be made via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
The tracklisting for the compilation is as follows:
1. Brian Posehn - More Metal Than You
2. Exhumed - The Beginning After The End (Previously Unreleased)
3. Mastodon - Mother Puncher
4. Kingdom of Sorrow - Screaming into the Sky
5. Baroness - Take My Bones Away
6. Red Fang - Wires
7. Death - A Moment Of Clarity
8. Revocation - Teratogenesis
9. Brutal Truth - Old World Order
10.Dying Fetus - Second Skin
11.Black Anvil - Ultimate Reality
12. Agoraphobic Nosebleed - Sword Swallower
13. Zombi - Siberia
14. Pig Destroyer - The American's Head
15. Toxic Holocaust - Sound The Charge
16. Murder Construct - No Question, No Comment
17. Horseback - Arjuna
18. Dillinger Escape Plan - Sunshine the Werewolf
19. Abysmal Dawn - In Service of Time
20. Total Fucking Destruction - In The Process of Correcting Thinking Errors
Kurt Von Stetten - Androlafi
Kurt von Stetten began experimenting with music and recordings in Boston during the summer of 1996. During this time, he began to experience terrible bouts of "self proclaimed" bromhidrosis (look it up), forcing him to record alone in his bedroom. For a period of 10 years, von Stetten holed up in his bedroom studio and learned how to play guitar and drums by recording himself over and over again. Since 2006 he has released a full-length album every year for the last 7 years on which he plays every instrument (Guitar, Vocals, Cello, Keys, Drums/Percussion and Bass).
The themes of Androlafi (aka Witches) are conjured from von Stetten's obsession with gothic folklore and the eternally frightening cautionary tales told to children. "I think that most of these songs reference fear and how people deal with fear," explains von Stetten. "Many of the songs are based on the stories my mother and father told me about their childhood and the stories that were told to them. These stories were fun and fantastic, but meant to mask great anxieties. Fear is a powerful motivator and the impetus for a lot of beauty."
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out of the great state of california, a record store doing very well, thank you!
The Explorist Spins Back Vintage Vinyl — and Profits
and in the category that no one dislikes a naked lady on a horse, why not use that as an album cover:
HEAVEN SHALL BURN: New Album Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed
German death metal and hardcore fusionists HEAVEN SHALL BURN will release their new album, "Veto", via Century Media Records.....the cover of "Veto" shows the John Collier painting of Lady Godiva (c.1898).
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Our Most Treasured Recordings Are Dying: Congress Has a Plan to Save Them
Robert Plant Hints At 2014 Led Zeppelin Reunion
Heart to Reunite Original Lineup for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Jeff Lynne and ELO to Release Three Albums in 2013
Elton John to Play In-Store Gigs to Help Save HMV
Pearl Jam’s ‘Ten’ Surpasses 10 Million Copies Sold
GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 2/11 - 2/17, 2013
Vinyl Top 25:
1. Jim James - Regions Of Light & Sound Of God
2. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
3. Father John Misty - Fear Fun
4. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
5. Tame Impala - Lonerism
6. Natural Child - Hard In Heaven
7. Local Natives - Hummingbird
8. Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup
9. D. Watusi - Dark Party
10. Leagues - You Belong Here
11. Mumford & Sons - Babel
12. The Black Keys - El Camino
13. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
14. Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day
15. Various - United Sacred Harp Convention: The Alan Lomax Recordings, 1959
16. Stereolab - Dots & Loops
17. Mississippi Sheiks - Complete Recorded Works Vol. 1
18. Lord Huron - Lonesome Dreams
19. The Avett Brothers - Emotionalism
20. The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
21. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
22. J Dilla - Donuts 45 box
23. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II
24. The Lone Bellow - The Lone Bellow
25. Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
Watch: Jack White to Appear on New VH1 Show Explaining His Wacky "Triple Decker" Vinyl Invention