Thursday, April 4, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Our friend in vinyl Mark over at  has a marvelous offer for folks who love vinyl, here are the details!

Subscribe to our newsletter and receive $5 bucks off your next purchase


Head on over and look at the fantastic selection of collectible vinyl HERE


heard from our friend Aris at SnagFilms, a New York-based film distributor (Beware of Mr. Baker Contest) and they are promoting another film, a provocative and gripping film about music, power and the human element in all of us:

Let fury have the hour/
Anger can be power/
Do you know that you can use it?”
– “The Clampdown,” The Clash

Rough, raw and unapologetically inspirational, LET FURY HAVE THE HOUR is a charged journey into the heart of the creative counter-culture in 2012.  In a time of global challenges, big questions and by-the-numbers politics, this upbeat, outspoken film tracks the story of the artists, writers, thinkers and musicians who have gone underground to re-imagine the world – honing in on equality, community and engaged creativity – in exuberantly paradigm-busting ways.

Writer/director Antonino D’Ambrosio unites 50 powerful, of-the-moment voices –from street artist Shepard Fairey to rapper Chuck D to playwright Eve Ensler to musicians Tom Morello and Billy Bragg to novelist Edwidge Danticat to filmmaker John Sayles to comic Lewis Black – who share personal and powerful tales of how they transformed anger and angst into provocative art and ideas.  Mix-mastered with historical footage, animation and performances, D’Ambrosio presents a visceral portrait of a generation looking to re-jigger a system that has failed to address the most pressing problems of our times . . . or human potential.

The story begins in the 1980s with the rise of Reagan and Thatcher — and a cultural shift towards fierce individualism and rampant consumerism.  Coming of age in a world seemingly gone mad or at least gone shopping, some kids started searching for something more authentic.  This was the start of a renegade movement D’Ambrosio calls “creative-response.”  It was a hybrid, haphazard collective of skateboarders, punk rockers, rappers, street poets, feminists and graffitists whose reaction to this brave new world was not to turn away, but to turn up the volume and have their say.

Now that generation is coming to the fore, sparking a global movement focused not just on pushing the boundaries with guitars, paint, dance, storytelling, graphics and subcultural style – but on coming together around real reasons for hope.

Set to a stirring soundtrack from the film’s artists – including Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy, Billy Bragg, Gogol Bordello, MC5, DJ Spooky and Sean Hayes – LET FURY HAVE THE HOUR is a fast and furious trip into the grass roots of art and activism, 21st Century style.  The film is written and directed by author and visual artist Antonino D’Ambrosio in his feature debut.  The producers are D’Ambrosio and James L. Reid and the executive producers are Jonathan Gray, Brian Devine, Rob McKay, Mark Urman and Chaz Zelus. The film features original music from composer and MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer.  A CAVU Pictures release.

Reviews, Interviews & Stories about LET FURY HAVE THE HOUR:

“Exuberant… a thoughtful and entertaining debut film” - Adam Schartoff, The New York Times

“Rousing… You’ll leave the theater wanting to create something LOUD.” - Rachel Maddow, MSNBC

“A thrillingly articulate wallop of ’80s-era rage… refreshing” - Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

“Let Fury Have the Hour is a cinematic movement, not just a film.” - E. Nina Rothe, Huffington Post

“Explosive blend of vision and expression” - Indiewire 

Watch the trailer HERE

Watch next week for more information!


Amazon extends free digital song offer, AutoRip, to vinyl records

Amazon says that every time a person buys a vinyl record from its online store, it will give that customer a digital version of the songs for free.

The feature, called AutoRip, was launched in January for CDs. The company has said it has boosted music sales. Digital songs are stored in the customer's online storage account with Amazon. Songs received this way don't count against that customer's storage limit.

The new offer, announced yesterday extends to any physical albums bought on Amazon since 1998.

“AutoRip has been wildly popular with customers since it launched earlier this year,” said Steve Boom, vice president of digital music for Amazon. “We’re thrilled to extend this experience to vinyl records. Many of our music customers are vinyl fans, and it’s traditionally been very difficult to make digital versions of vinyl records. Now customers can enjoy the albums they buy wherever they are, not just when they have access to a record player.”

The digital songs can be played on a variety of devices, including Inc.'s Kindle Fire tablets, Android phones and tablets, and Apple Inc.'s iPads and iPhones.


Pre-order: - Civil War - The Killer Angels 

Release date is 11 June, but you will get it already 22 May, depending on where you live in the world.

The album comes in both Vinyl (2 x 12" black vinyl) and CD, packaged in an exclusive 6 page Gatefold pack.

The limited edition also feature an exclusive bonus song; "March Across The Belts".

Of course all copies are numbered by hand. Limited to 2000 copies.

1. King Of The Sun
2. First To Fight
3. Saint Patrick's Day
4. Rome Is Falling
5. Sons Of Avalon
6. I Will Rule The Universe
7. Lucifer's Court
8. Brother Judas
9. My Own Worst Enemy
10. Gettysburg
Bonus song
11. March Across The Belts

Pre-Order HERE


Cyanide Pills - Still Bored (CD/LP/Download) - OUT 8th April 2013

The most talked about band at last year's Rebellion Festival was without a doubt Cyanide Pills. They took to the stage unsociably early on the Saturday afternoon and gave a truly amazing performance that cemented their reputation as one of the country's best, kick-ass live punk pop/new wave bands.

Their self-titled debut LP came out in 2010, and now the lads' second album Still Bored is ready to hit the shelves. It's a storming 17 track punk pop blast dealing with alienation, despair, politics and impotence. There's also a punk rock/geography/history lesson with “Johnny Thunders Lived In Leeds”.

Cyanide Pills will be doing a mini tour in the UK in April with dates to follow supporting The Addicts in Germany in May and a show with The Subway Sect in their hometown on the first of June.

Like their debut album, Still Bored was recorded at The Billiard Room in Leeds by Wedding Present producer Carl Rosamond.

Get it HERE


north of the border, vinyl doing well!

ZOOMING @50 PLUS: 'The warmest sound around'


The Breeders’ Kelley Deal Reflects on ‘Last Splash’ 20th Anniversary


 Christine McVie keen to join Fleetwood Mac on stage in London


Jim Morrison in Newly Discovered Interview: ‘Fat Is Beautiful’


Judas Priest to Release ‘Epitaph’ Live Blu-ray / DVD


Skid Row To Drop New EP ‘United World Rebellion – Chapter One’ on April 16


Rolling Stones '50 and Counting' Tour: Band Announces North American Trek


Public Image Ltd. to Reissue 1978 Debut First Issue - Out for the first time in North America


Ozzy Osborne, Def Leppard, Motley Crue Classics Featured On 'Little Headbangers' Lullaby CD


album cover art of the day:

MÃ…NEGARM To Release 'Legions Of The North' In June


album cover art of the day, part 2:

Finntroll's Mathias Lillmåns Discusses New Album "Blodsvept"


album cover art of the day, part 3

Necronomicon Reveals New Album "Rise Of The Elder Ones" Details


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 3/25 - 3/31, 2013

Vinyl Top 25:
1. The Strokes - Comedown Machine
2. Wavves - Afraid Of Heights
3. Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
4. William Tyler - Impossible Truth
5. Tame Impala - Lonerism
6. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
7. Sound City - Real To Reel
8. Nick Drake - Pink Moon
9. White Fence - Pink Gorilla 7"
10. Hum - You'd Prefer An Astronaut
11. Phosphorescent - Muchacho
12. Depeche Mode - Delta Machine
13. The Black Keys - Brothers
14. Josh Ritter - The Beast In Its Tracks
15. Father John Misty - Fear Fun
16. Yo La Tengo - Fade
17. Mumford & Sons - Babel
18. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
19. The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow
20. Brittany Howard & Ruby Amanfu - I Wonder 7"
21. My Bloody Valentine - MBV
22. Cyclopean - Cyclopean 12"
23. Otis Redding - Lonely & Blue
24. The Avett Brothers - Four Thieves Gone
25. Dan Auerbach - Keep It Hid