Friday, March 8, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

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This week, we present three titles which have been long out of print! Allman Brothers Band (1980), Little Village (1992) and the debut album of the late, great Chris Whitley (1991).

Chris Whitley - Living With The Law (180 gram audiophile vinyl) (Insert)

The beautiful breakthrough album of Chris Whitley was released in 1991 and was immediate proof of his brilliant songwriting. 

In a time when upbeat Pop Rock dominated the hit charts, Living With The Law had a somewhat dark and introvert quality. Its richness surfaces in the use of old-fashioned sounds such as slide guitars and banjos against a backdrop of subtly arranged rhythm tracks, whilst all the time carrying the splendid timbre of his voice. The native Texan tackles subjects such as drug abuse, loneliness and failure, making Living With The Law an incredibly honest and compelling album.

Living With The Law put Chris Whitley on the map, albeit under the radar of mainstream audiences. This is your chance to let Whitley in your life on heavy 180 gram vinyl!

Side 1
1  Excerpt   
2  Living With The Law  
3  Big Sky Country    
4  Kick The Stones
5  Make The Dirt Stick
6  Poison Girl
7  Dust Radio

Side 2 
1  Phone Call From Leavenworth   
2  I Forget You Every Day    
3  Long Way Around
4  Look What Love Has Done
5  Bordertown

Little Village - Little Village (180 gram audiophile vinyl)

Little Village is the all-star lineup consisting of singer John Hiatt, guitarist Ry Cooder, bassist Nick Lowe and drummer Jim Keltner.  These are the very same musicians that were responsible for recording John Hiatt's breakthrough album Bring The Family (1987). 

Five years later they decided to reconvene under a new name and the result was the excellent Little Village.  The magic between these guys is undeniably incendiary, they rock harder than they did on Bring The Family, grooving their way through 11 upbeat songs.  The guys had fun recording and performing as Little Village, which shows throughout this superb album. 

Unfortunately, there are no subsequent albums of this super-group, but that makes the album Little Village even more unique.

Side 1
1  Solar Sex Panel    
2  The Action    
3  Inside Job    
4  Big Love    
5  Take Another Look

Side 2   
1  Do You Want My Job   
2  Don't Go Away Mad   
3  Fool Who Knows
4  She Runs Hot    
5  Don't Think About Her When You're Trying To Drive 
6  Don't Bug Me When I'm Working

Allman Brothers Band - Reach For The Sky (180 gram audiophile vinyl) (Insert)

The band that has been through so much and then some released Reach For The Sky in 1980.  The transition from their origins of groovy Blues Rock (with Duane Allman still in their ranks) to Country Rock had been completed around this time.  Under the leadership of guitarist and original member Dickey Betts and founding member/organ player Gregg Allman the band churned out eight songs for this gospel-infused album.  Reach For The Sky even attained a minor hit with the song "Angeline".

Side 1
1.  Hell And High Water  
2.  Mystery Woman   
3.  From The Madness Of The West 
4.  I Got A Right To Be Wrong

Side 2  
1.  Angeline    
2.  Famous Last Words   
3.  Keep On Keepin' On   
4.  So Long



For Immediate Release

Indie Music and Indie Film Join Forces on Tsurumi Records

First Soundtrack Release This Spring

Seattle Punk and Garage Rock Label Releases Soundtrack For Indie Horror Movie The Revenant on Limited Edition Vinyl and CD

Pre-Sales Now Available at

(Seattle, WA) – March 7, 2013

Seattle-based indie punk and garage rock record label Tsurumi Records, will be releasing their first ever soundtrack for the underground indie horror flick The Revenant this Spring.

The Revenant  soundtrack features music from label acts like garage punks The Beautiful Mothers and indie rockers The Second Academy, International acts Aqualush and La Mala Rodriguez, classical  music from two companies and even an appearance from seminal underground sensation The Shaggies.

The label will issue just 500 vinyl copies of The Revenant soundtrack on limited edition picture discs, along with CDs and digital downloads, all available now for pre-sale at

“We are label focused on vinyl productions and this soundtrack is no different in that way,”  enthuses label owner and Seattle resident Jeff Davis.  “We think fans of the movie will want these as collector items.”

Three years ago Davis' good friend and independent film maker Kerry Prior, approached him  about collaborating on a soundtrack for The Revenant;  a modern take on a classic horror story, which he wrote, directed and produced.

“I've always been inspired by really good soundtracks, like Pulp Fiction's for example,” Davis continues.  I was equally inspired to do this with Kerry because we share a similar aesthetic when it comes to art and and a similar ethos on how to make it.”

The childhood friends grew up together in Cleveland, OH listening to and paying punk rock.
In much the same way as the underground bands that are featured in the soundtrack, The Revenant is a movie with a clearly subversive tone, subtext and approach.

"It's a movie that wears it's punk ethic on its sleeve...perhaps this is why the movie had such a hard time finding mainstream distribution," postulates Prior.

The Revenant  premiered in 2009 at Toronto's “After Dark” Fest, upon which they dubbed it one of the "10 Movies To See Before You Die."  Then in actual theaters in 2010.  Reviews ranging from diverse sources such as The Newark Star-Ledger to declare it "sure to become a cult classic."

The film focuses on Second Lieutenant Bart Gregory (David Anders), who is killed under mysterious circumstances in Iraq only to find out that he didn't really die.  Rather, he is undead: a zombie-vampire hybrid, known as the Revenant.   Bart needs blood to hold back decomposition and he finds his way around his new state against the dark backdrop of downtown Los Angeles. 

The Revenant appears to be moving towards that cult status with a solid underground and online fan base that is growing daily.  Every cult classic needs a killer soundtrack and now fans of  The Revenant won't have to wait much longer.

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