Friday, July 19, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

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This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records at SoundStageDirect

1. Stone Temple Pilots - Core (Clear Vinyl) (Pre-Order)
2. MFSL Original Master Record Sleeves (50)
3. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
4. Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue (On Sale)
5. Weezer - Pinkerton
6. Bob Marley - Legend
7. Miles Davis - In A Silent Way
8. Allman Brothers Band - Eat A Peach
9. The Cars - The Cars
10. Frank Sinatra - At The Sands
New Releases & Featured Vinyl Records
4 by Foreigner
Holst The Planets by Zubin Mehta
Bruckner Symphony No. 7 by Herbert Von Karajan
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine by VPI
Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
Hard Bop by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
In The Beginning... by Townes Van Zandt
Archiv Produktion: Early Music Studio Of Deutsche Grammophon 1947-2013 by Various Artists
Rega RP1 Turntable w/ Performance Pack (Grey) by Rega

Beatles Pressing of the ‘White Album’ with lowest-possible number A0000001 Up For Auction At Heritage Auctions - Read more HERE  (take the CVR poll in the left margin and guess how much it will sell for)

Creed Bratton Vinyl Contest still open, go HERE for details


Vinyl Sales Up 33.50% In First Half Of 2013

In addition, vinyl has seen a 350% increase in sales in the last 5 years.

LP/Vinyl albums - In Millions
2013  - 2.9
2012  - 2.2

2013 Top Sellers (so far):

4. MUMFORD & SONS - BABEL 15,000


ahhh, mr. white is a savoy businessman

Third Man Records Returns To Chicago With Rolling Record Store -- Just In Time For Pitchfork Fans


vinyl doing well in the san francisco area

Vinyl Record Store/ CafĂ© Joins Tenderloin’s Retail Revival


in jackson, wyoming, some classical vinyl being recorded for the future (keep that collection intact!):

Pianist in Jackson works to put 1,600 classical LP vinyl collection at students' fingertips


Carved Vinyl Records Display Images While Maintaining Their Original Sound


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Windhand: Announce New Album 'Soma' - Out September 17 on Relapse Records

Confirmed for Roadburn Festival 2014  Listen to the 'Soma' album trailer here!

Richmond, Virginia’s psychedelic doom band, Windhand, are set to release their second full-length album Soma via Relapse Records on September 17 (Pre-order here). 

After surging the DIY circuit with months of touring, their own IPA, a critically acclaimed self-titled release last year and a split with label-mates Cough this year, Windhand have confirmed they’ll be taking the main stage at next year’s Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands on Saturday, April 12. Soma is nothing short of transcendent. This record is for more than just doom-metal fanatics—this is an epic record for all fans of guitar driven rock and roll.

On Soma, Windhand successfully make syrupy slow, downtuned doom hooky and anthemic. Propelled by singer Dorthia Cottrell’s beautifully haunting bellow, Windhand’s dual guitar attack sounds like the glorious misfit offspring of Black Sabbath and Nirvana. An easy candidate for heavy music record of the year. The album was recorded and mixed by the band’s own Garrett Morris at The Darkroom and mastered by James Plotkin in their hometown. Take a sneak peak of the album here.

Formed in 2009, Windhand (Asechiah Bogdan - Guitar, Parker Chandler - Bass, Dorthia Cottrell - Vocals, Garrett Morris - Guitar, and Ryan Wolfe - Drums) play what has been described as a tinnitus inducing mix of eerie psychedelia and haunting ambient doom. 2012 saw the release of their self-titled, debut LP via Forcefield Records and was critically acclaimed by Decibel, Pitchfork, CVLT Nation and many more.

Vinyl is available in Blue (Limited to 300), Deep Purple (Limited To 100), Blood Red (Translucent) (Limited to 1,000) Pre-Order HERE


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Cat Rapes Dog - Life Was Sweet (Vinyl)

Limited edition RED import vinyl with a sugar scratch-n-sniff cover. Only 245 copies made. Includes a copy of the CD.

Described by Sweden's national tabloid Expressen as "a perfect union of Front 242 and the B-52's," electronic punk group Cat Rapes Dog is back with their first album since 1999. The new album, dubbed Life Was Sweet, is the seventh Cat Rapes Dog studio release and first on label Artoffact. The band gets right to the point and stays true to their punk rock roots, rarely pausing and skipping all filler. The album clocks in at a "fits on vinyl" 35 minutes, but in this short space Cat Rapes Dog will tell you to go out and vote, give you a lesson in religion, and baffle you with a sense of humour all their own. Manic electronic synth lines meet over-the-top male and female vocals on nine tracks of pure DIY weird.

We expect this item to be in stock on September 17, 2013

Pre-Order at StormingTheBase


Ministry - From Beer To Eternity (Limited 2LP Clear)

‘From Beer to Eternity’ is the 13th album of the US Industrial-legends! Their previous studio album ‘Relapse’ entered the charts all around the world. The new album will be released in 5 formats: standard CD, Digipak (+2 bonus tracks), 2 different Gatefold 2LPs (+ 1 bonus-track) & limited Fanbox! The Gatefold 2LPs (black & clear) will be limited to 500 units each, while the Fanbox is limited to 1000 worldwide and comes as a mini coffin including: the digipak, a rosary, prayer cards, prayer candle (with Ministry branding).

The CD was written last December (2012) prior to the death of the band's guitarist, Mike Scaccia. "This was one of the most creative MINISTRY tracking sessions ever. The band was on fire! We were having fun, we were coming up with great ideas and experimenting with everything we've ever wanted to do, from STONES-y blues to dub and, of course, heavy guitar-based rock. It was too easy. No fighting, no problems. Nothing goes that well without the floor eventually falling out." - MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen says. "It was the most emotionally difficult project I've ever done, but it was the most rewarding," Jourgensen continues. "Mikey was amazed with the songs when he was working on them, and I know he's looking down at us now and he's totally stoked with what we came up with."

We expect this item to be in stock on September 6, 2013

Pre-Order at StormingTheBase


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The Dodos - Carrier

There's just a little over a month to go before The Dodos' new full-length Carrier hits stores, which means there's even less time before everyone who pre-ordered the vinyl will be holding a copy of the limited edition Glacier Blue vinyl in their hands.

Two of the album's tracks -- "Confidence" and "Substance" -- have already been released to give listeners a taste of the San Francisco duo's uplifting and unique blend of electric guitar and percussion.

Pre-orders ship August 16. In stores August 27.

Pre-Order at PolyVinylRecords


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Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Paul Butterfield Blues Band

When you count out the original Blues men from the United States, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band is arguably the finest example of raw Blues essence. With white harmonica player Butterfield at the center, the racially integrated group started as one of the first authentic and genuine Blues combos. They were the real deal – and paved the way for the upcoming Blues music movement in a in time when hit charts were still separated by colour of skin.

Their first and eponymous album from 1965 contains a mix of electric Chicago style Blues and Rock & Roll: raw, brazen and powerful, beautifully weaved together by Butterfields harmonica and scorching vocals. And more to their credit: the Paul Butterfield Blues Band single-handedly helped introduce more white listeners to the band's influences, such as Muddy Waters and B.B. King. On 180 gram audiophile vinyl.


Metal Church - Human Factor

Metal Church's 4th album is often cited as their best. Breaking through in the-mid eighties within a blossoming Thrash Metal scene, these guys from Seattle stuck to their guns while other bands were polishing their sound to meet popular demand.

The Human Factor (1991) excels in chugging riffs, melodic breaks, pulsing beats and furious vocals – a true Thrash classic. The lyrics stand out in their substance: singer Mike Howe tackles political and social subjects on "Date with Poverty," "Flee From Reality" and "The Final Word." On 180 gram audiophile vinyl



Coming August 13th on CD/LP/CS/Digital via SRA Records

PSYCHIC TEENS are the loudest band from Philadelphia and play a hypnotic blend of gloom-ridden shoegaze, psychedelic post-punk and gothic noise rock with a touch of reverb soaked dramatic vocals. Formed in 2010, the band quickly released their debut album TEENS in 2011 to widespread critical acclaim. On their new album COME, the band expands their unique sound even further and will appeal to fans of Joy Division, A Place To Bury Strangers, Interpol, Bauhaus, Young Widows and everything in between.

COME was mastered by James Plotkin (Tim Hecker, Palms, Horseback) and features cover art by acclaimed Polish painter Aleksandra Waliszewska.

"Psychic Teens plies a simple modus operandi: a powerful and driving rhythm section creating the base and tether for screeching, noisy guitars and a talking / singing style that evokes similar ground to say Jim Morrison or Iggy Pop" - Scene Point Blank

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SRA Records

Pre-Order the vinyl at SRARecords




Pre-Order Old Souls in Various Bundles At MerchNow

(New York, NY) – Deaf Havana’s new album Old Souls is now available for pre-order in various bundles at MerchNow ( The bundles include a variety of t-shirts, a limited edition grey marble and clear vinyl, and an instant download of the song "Boston Square." Old Souls is the band’s first official U.S. album and is set for release on September 17th through Razor & Tie in North America.

The new album was produced by the incomparable YOUTH (U2, The Verve, Primal Scream, The Orb) along with Lee Batiuk. Old Souls is packed full of gut-busting anthems, tear-inducing ballads and everything in between. It’s the follow-up to Fools and Worthless Liars, which was a #1 UK Rock album with over 35,000 sold to date. Old Souls will be released on September 16th on BMG Chrysalis in the U.K.

Deaf Havana’s new single "Boston Square" has been called "The Hottest Record in the World" from BCC Radio 1 with 155,000 and more video streams. The band also has over 4.3 million combined YouTube views. They recently wrapped a string of sold-out U.K. dates, including two Union Chapel shows, and have just opened for Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band in London at the Hard Rock Calling and some stadium shows with MUSE.



Rare Early Radiohead Demo Headed to Auction - Cassette from 1986 includes tracks never officially released


Pink Floyd: The Making of Dark Side Of The Moon coming to Blu-ray



for shits and giggles:

Eight Classic Beach Party Movies - This silly genre had a long history before 'Teen Beach Movie'


album cover art of the day:

Babyshambles reveal Damien Hirst designed artwork for new album - Sequel To The Prequel to be released on 2 September, 2013


never gets old!