Monday, October 14, 2013

New Music Releases - October 15, 2013

Aaron Parks - Arborescence
Alpaca - Demimonde
Alvarius B. - Fuck You and the Horse You Rode In On (vinyl)
American Sharks - American Sharks (vinyl)
Amy Grant - 3CD Christmas Gift Pack
Anacondas - Sub Contra Blues
Arthur Channel - Arthur Channel
Barton Carroll - Avery County, I'm Bound to You
Basia - Playlist: The Very Best of Basia
Beats Antique - A Thousand Faces – Act 1
Black Milk - No Poison No Paradise (vinyl)
Black Oak Arkansas - Back Thar N Over Yonder
Bloc Party - Tapes
Blue October - Sway
Boardwalk - Boardwalk
Boldy James - My 1st Chemistry Set
Boomtown Rats - Back to Boomtown: Classic Rats Hits
Brian Haas and Matt Chamberlain - Frames
Cabaret Voltaire - Archive #828285 Live (3xCD)
Cameron McGill - Gallows Etiquette
Campfire Ok - When You Have Arrived (vinyl)
Carlton Melton - Always Even (vinyl)
Cass McCombs - Big Wheel and Others (vinyl)
Castevet - Obsian
CAVE - Threace
Cosmin TRG - New Structures for Loving (12")
Courtesy Drop - Songs To Drive To; Cry, And Make Love To
Courtney Barnett - The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
Cross Record - Be Good (vinyl)
Crystal Antlers - Nothing Is Real (vinyl)
Cults - Static
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - Studio Ghibli Kokyo Kyokushu (vinyl)
Darren Sylvester - Off by Heart
Dayshell - Dayshell
Dean Wareham - Emancipated Hearts
Death Angel - The Dream Calls for Blood
Depeche Mode - Should Be Higher
Diane Birch - Speak A Little Louder
DJ EZ - Fabriclive 71
DOA - War on 45 (vinyl)
Doomriders - Grand Blood
Dopplereffekt - Tetrahymenalrst
Easy Kabaka Brown - Opotopo (vinyl)
Elizabeth Mitchell - The Sounding Joy: Christmas Songs In and Out Of The Ruth Crawford Seeger Songbook
Elsinore - Push/Pull
Ereb Altor - Fire Meets Ice
Eric Clapton - Unplugged: Expanded and Remastered (4-disc box set)
Exhumer - Degraded by Sepsis
Expose - Playlist: The Very Best of Expose
Eye Candy - A Tell All
Field Study - Feverland
Forgotten Birds - Sahara (vinyl)
Four Tet - Beautiful Rewind (vinyl)
Frank Turner - The Second Three Years/Take To The Road (CD+DVD)
Gary Numan - Splinter
Gigan - Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super-Science
Gnaw - Horrible Chamber
Group Rhoda - 12th House (vinyl)
Halestorm - ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP
Happy Jawbone Family Band - Happy Jawbone Family Band
Harleighblu - Forget Me Not
Harold Budd - Perhaps
Heartsounds - Internal Eyes
Heavenly Beat - Prominence (vinyl)
Heldon - Interface (vinyl)
I Am King - Fallen
I Am King - Onehundred
Imbogodom - Metafather
Interbellum - This Was An Important Place In Their Lives
James Booker - James Booker: Classified Remixed & Expanded
James Ferraro - NYC, HELL 3:00 AM
Jeff Healey - Playlist: The Very Best of Jeff Healey
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Playlist: The Very Best of Jimi Hendrix Experience
John Davis - Ask the Dust (vinyl)
Jonathan Wilson - Fanfare
Jordan Klassen - Repentance
Kassin - Sonhando Devagar (vinyl)
Kevin Devine - Bubblegum (vinyl)
Kevin Devine - Bulldozer (vinyl)
Kill Division - Destructive Force
kwes. - ilp. (vinyl)
L'Orange and Stik Figa - The City Under the City
La Luz - It's Alive (vinyl)
Legion of Mary - Garcia Live Volume Three: Dec 14-15 1974 NW Tour
Leisure Connection - Jungle Dancing/Wave Riding (12")
Linda Thompson - Won't Be Long Now
Lizzo - Lizzobangers
Loss of Self - Twelve Minutes
Lucius - Wildewoman
Lucrecia Dalt - Syzygy (vinyl)
Luke Temple - Good Mood Fool
Megan Bonnell - Hunt and Chase
Meshuggah - Catch Thirtythree (limited edition)
Meshuggah - Chaosphere (limited edition)
Meshuggah - Contradictions Collapse (limited edition)
Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve (limited edition)
Meshuggah - Nothing (limited edition)
Meshuggah - obZen (limited edition)
Mikael Jorgensen and Greg O'Keeffe - Mikael Jorgensen and Greg O'Keeffe
Mike Donovan - WOT
Mirror Travel - Mexico
Misty Conditions - D'Zzzz
Modern Kin - Modern Kin
Molly Drake - Molly Drake (vinyl)
Monster Magnet - Last Patrol
Morcheeba - Head Up High
Morgan Zarate - Taker EP (vinyl)
My Cat Is An Alien - The Ocean Above Your Heads (vinyl)
Neo Boys - Sooner or Later (vinyl)
New Sound of Numbers - Invisible Magnetic
Nobunny - Secret Songs: Reflections from the Ear Mirror (vinyl)
Oblivion - Called To Rise
Oozing Wound - Retrash
Partridge Family - Playlist: The Very Best of the Partridge Family
Paul McCartney - New (vinyl)
Paul Simon - The Complete Albums Collection (15-CD box set)
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt
Pelican - Forever Becoming
Polica - Shulamith (vinyl)
Red City Radio - Titles
Red Fang - Whales and Leeches
Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent and Happy 4 (12")
Rivers of Nihil - The Conscious Seed of Light
Saintseneca - Uppercutter (7")
Sarah Jarosz - Build Me Up from Bones (vinyl)
SCNTST - Percee Scan (12")
Scotty McCreery - See You Tonight
Secret Pyramid - Movements of Night (vinyl)
Shad - Flying Colours
Shine 2009: Our Nation
Silence The Messenger - Achilles
Sky Larkin - Motto (vinyl)
Snuff Crew - Work It Out (12")
Solrac Tracks and DJ Push Play - Golden Era
Summer Camp - Summer Camp
Survival Knife - Divine Mob (7")
Tancred - Tancred (vinyl)
Taylor Dayne - Playlist: The Very Best of Taylor Dayne
Testament - Dark Roots Of Thrash (CD/DVD)
Tetuzi Akiyama/Tom Carter/Christian Kiefer - The Darkened Mirror (vinyl)
The Avett Brothers - Magpie and the Dandelion
The Beets - Play Silver Nickels and Golden Dimes (7")
The Body - Christs, Redeemers
The Books - Music for A French Elevator and Other Oddities
The Clash - Combat Rock (reissue) (vinyl)
The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope (reissue) (vinyl)
The Clash - London Calling (reissue) (2xLP)
The Clash - Sandinista! (reissue) (vinyl)
The Clash - The Clash (reissue) (vinyl)
The Dismemberment Plan - Uncanney Valley (vinyl)
The Head and the Heart - Let's Be Still (vinyl)
The Kinks - Muswell Hillbillies (reissue)
Theologian - Some Things Have to Be Endured
Tim Hecker - Virgins (2xLP)
Toad the Wet Sprocket - New Constellation
Tristen - CAVES
Trivium - Vengeance Falls
Ultra Bidé - DNA vs DNA-c (vinyl)
Various Artists - Carrie - Music From The Motion Picture
Various Artists - Classroom Projects
Various Artists - Erased Tapes Collection V (5-disc box set) (vinyl)
Various Artists - Trevor Jackson Presents Metal Dance 2 - Classics and Rarities
Wayo - Trance Percussion Masters of South Sudan
We Are Scientists - Business Casual (EP)
Weird Owl - Healing
Will Hoge - Never Give In
Willie Nelson - To All the Girls..
World Collapse - Into The Night
Wymond Miles - Cut Yourself Free
Zebra Hunt – Only Way Out (7")

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of Montreal - Lousy with Sylvianbriar

of Montreal's new album 'Lousy with Sylvianbriar' is out now!

There are less than 100 copies remaining of the Early Bird Edition 180-Gram Sea Glass Green vinyl, so if you're planning to grab one for yourself there's no better time than now!

Lousy with Sylvianbriar was created with a new songwriting approach, a different recording method, and a fresh group of musicians.

Seeking creative inspiration, Kevin Barnes re-located to San Francisco where he spent days soaking in the strange surroundings and channeling the city's energy into his writing. After a very prolific period there, he returned to Athens, GA, and assembled the cast of musicians to begin the sessions.

Barnes eschewed computer recording -- with its pitch correction, limitless effects plug-ins and editing possibilities -- and instead, with the help of engineer Drew Vandenberg (Deerhunter, Toro y Moi), he recorded Lousy with Sylvianbriar in his home studio on a 24-track tape machine.

With no computer tricks to fall back on, the band -- Kevin Barnes (guitars,bass,vocals), Rebecca Cash (vocals), Clayton Rychlik (drums,vocals), Jojo Glidewell (keys), Bob Parins (pedal steel,bass), and Bennet Lewis (guitars,mandolin) -- could only get out of the recordings what they put into them.

Most of the tracking was recorded live with the band in the same room together. They worked quickly, with the band members composing their parts on the fly and with little second guessing. The album was recorded in just three weeks.

"I knew I wanted the process to be more in line with the way people used to make albums in the late 60s and early 70s," reveals Barnes. "I wanted to work fast and to maintain a high level of spontaneity and immediacy. I wanted the songs to be more lyric-driven, and for the instrumental arrangements to be understated and uncluttered.”

Opening track and lead single "Fugitive Air" feels like a Stones-y anthem, with sparks of Philip K. Dick's psychedelic prose, Ralph Bakshi's cartoon violence, and William S. Burroughs' hyper-paranoia.

"Belle Glade Missionaries" finds Barnes lyrically at his most political, backed by a soundtrack that is pure Dylan circa Highway 61 Revisited.

Vocalist Rebecca Cash makes several appearances on the album, taking the lead on the plaintive "Raindrop in My Skull," where her and Barnes share a Gram Parsons/Emmylou Harris-inspired duet.

"She Ain't Speakin' Now" ranks among of Montreal's all-time great songs, transforming its brooding acoustic guitar intro into a visceral angst-ridden rocker that sounds like the best moments of Neil Young & Crazy Horse.

The album's closer, "Imbecile Rages," a caustic and doleful epitaph for a crumbling relationship, is one of Barnes' most raw and personal statements.

Like the classic albums that inspired it, this is an album to be explored, to be lived with, to be listened to in happiness and in darkness, to be dissolved into. To be played very loudly at parties and with eyes closed, in headphones, alone. It should become dog-eared and dirty with use and it should lessen the blow of our enemies, in all their forms

Get a copy at PolyVinylRecords


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ya saw this coming....

Daft Punk reportedly releasing Random Access Memories deluxe box set


Nirvana's In Utero Vinyl To Be Released On Black Friday 

Nirvana are set to release a remastered and remixed version of In Utero on Black Friday, November 29. The new vinyl version comes as a 45 RPM, 180-gram limited edition double vinyl in conjunction with Record Store Day's "Back to Black" event.  The release's original producer, Steve Albini, mastered the new mix at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London. The reissue also features alternative artwork.


Red Hot Chili Peppers to Release Limited-Edition Vinyl On Black Friday

Red Hot Chili Peppers recently announced that they will release a vinyl double LP, 'I'm Beside You,' on Black Friday, November 29th, via Warner Bros. Records.  The dual-disc set features outtakes recorded during sessions for the band's 2011 studio album 'I'm With You,' produced by Rick Rubin. Previously released as a series of nine individual 7" singles (from August 2012 to July 2013), the 17 tracks are being released together for the first time on limited-edition numbered vinyl. They have been pressed at RTI and mastered for vinyl at Bernie Grundman Mastering.


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cool story:

Unique Rockford store Toad Hall marks 40 years of vinyl, books, comics


i see a pattern here....

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