Monday, January 13, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at OmnivoreRecordings

This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983

It can be difficult to capture the live power of band on a studio recording. Thankfully, Lone Justice (Maria McKee, Ryan Hedgecock, Marvin Etzioni, and Don Heffington) went into Suite 16 Studios in December of 1983 and laid down much of the set list they were packing Los Angeles area clubs with.

Recorded direct to 2-track tape by engineer David Vaught and with no overdubs, those twelve tracks can finally be heard in their entirety as This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983. As Billboard’s Chris Morris writes in his liner notes, the release “offers the best representation of the band in its infancy—hot, full of piss and vinegar, and ready to take on the world.”

Nine of these twelve tracks are previously unissued, and include originals (including “Soap, Soup And Salvation”, which would appear on their Geffen debut two years later) to the covers they made their own in concert (Johnny Cash and June Carter (Cash)’s “Jackson” and “Nothing Can Stop My Loving You,” written by George Jones and Roger Miller.)

Available on CD and LP (with the first pressing on translucent red vinyl), in addition to Morris’ liners, the package contains an essay from the band’s Ryan Hedgecock, as well as a remembrance of David Vaught from Marvin Etzioni and an loving endorsement from Dolly Parton. With unseen photos and memorabilia, this collection is what Lone Justice fans have been waiting for. This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983 takes us back to a time when music had an energy that was hard to contain. Thanks to that studio in Van Nuys, CA, and this release, Justice has been served!

Available January 14, 2014

12 tracks of prime Lone Justice recorded in 1983, 9 previously unissued performances!

LP’s first pressing on limited-edition translucent red vinyl with download card!

 **All tracks previously unissued, except 6, 8 & 12

Order at OmnivoreRecordings


from the folks at NoSleepRecords

’68 EP Reissued From No Sleep

‘68’s Midnight EP was originally released on 7” vinyl in December via VelvetPress which sold out in less than a day. No Sleep Records’ re-issue will feature brand new artwork and features the tracks “Three Is A Crowd” and “Third Time Is A Charm.”

“We are beyond stoked to be re-releasing their recently self released 7” Midnight with brand new artwork, and new color ways,” says No Sleep president Chris Hansen. “I have been a long time fan of Josh’s work, since his days in Norma Jean through the end of The Chariot - and when i heard / saw the video for his new project ’68 i fell in love all over again.”

Midnight was co-produced by Scogin and Matt Goldman at Glow in The Dark Studios in Atlanta, GA. The record features Scogin on guitar/vocals and hometown friend, Michael McClellan on drums.

Order from NoSleepRecords


from ShopRadioCast

Social Distortion - Prison Bound (25th Anniversary LP)

Available again for the first time in years!  Limited to 2000 units.
Includes Concrete Colored 180g Vinyl, Commemorative art print & embossed/debossed album jacket.

300 copies include a randomly inserted Mike Ness autographed version of the commemorative art print.

Order from ShopRadioCast

Four Black Crowes Vinyl Reissues!

American Recordings is also set to press Four Black Crowes albums on vinyl – Amorica 2XLP, Southern Harmony & Musical Companion 2XLP, Three Snakes & One Charm 2XLP and Shake Your Money Maker. The albums are due out March 11 and you can pre order all four now here:

The Black Crowes – Three Snakes & One Charm 2XLP
The Black Crowes – Southern Harmony & Musical Companion 2XLP
The Black Crowes – Shake Your Money Maker LP
The Black Crowes – Amorica 2XLP

ShopRadioCast has expanded their weekly Top 10 section and are now providing us with the Top 10 new releases & pre-orders as well as a second list that features Top 10 back catalog releases!

Top 10 Album list for the week of January 7 – January 13, 2014:

Top 10 New Release & Pre Order:

1. Blink 182 – Take Off Your Pants and Jacket LP & 3×7″
2. Kanye West – 808s & Heartbreak 2XLP + CD
3. Angels and Airwaves – Stomping The Phantom Brake Pedal LP
4. Johnny Cash – American V: A Hundred Highways LP
5. Nirvana – In Utero (20th Anniversary Edition) 2XLP
6. Johnny Cash – American VI: Ain’t No Grave LP
7. Bayside – Cult LP
8. Finch – What It Is To Burn X 2XLP
9. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP2 2XLP
10. Johnny Cash – American IV: The Man Comes Around 2XLP

Top 10 Back Catalog Releases:

1. Linkin Park – Meteora 2XLP
2. Brand New – Your Favorite Weapon LP
3. Brand New – The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me 2XLP
4. Handsome – Handsome LP + 7″
5. Blink 182 – They Came To Conquer Uranus 7″
6. Rival Schools – United By Fate 2XLP
7. Thursday – Full Collapse LP
8. The Early November – The Rooms Too Cold LP + CD
9. Copeland – Eat, Sleep, Repeat LP
10. Stick To Your Guns – Diamond LP


The Blues Brothers 'Briefcase Full of Blues' Being Reissued On Vinyl

'Briefcase Full Of Blues,' the debut album from The Blues Brothers (John Belushi and Dan Akroyd) is going to be reissued on vinyl and is now up for pre-order. The album is being pressed on 180-gram vinyl (for the first time) while being mastered from the original tapes.

Recorded in 1978 at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, the late great John Belushi and Dan Akroyd opened a set before comedian and good friend Steve Martin. To the crowd’s amazement, the duo blasted them a blistering rock ‘n’ blues performance which was captured on tape for their first album Briefcase Full Of Blues. They later appeared on SNL and the rest as they say is history, as this stunt became reality in no time and thus began a short lived but amazing piece of rock and blues history.

Released during the holiday season, the album became a number one smash and netted two smash singles with the classic nod to the Stax sound with Sam & Dave’s “Soul Man” as well as the ‘50s doo wop classic, “Rubber Biscuit.”  Pre-Orders are now being accepted at Amazon.

The reissue will be released on February 25th.


this from RoughTradeRecords

Warpaint's New Album On Red Vinyl

We're extremely excited to share Warpaint's mesmerising second album 'Warpaint' with you, a week before release (20th Jan UK / 21st Jan US)!

WARPAINT is a Los Angeles based quartet comprised of Emily Kokal (vocals/guitar), Jenny Lee Lindberg (bass/vocals), Theresa Wayman (guitar/vocals), and Stella Mozgawa (drums). To say that this follow-up is "highly anticipated" is an understatement considering the reception that their debut received when it was released at the end of 2010.

Warpaint was recorded and mixed by Flood, aside from two songs that were mixed by Nigel Godrich. The album was conceived after some truly inspirational writing and recording sessions that took place in The Joshua Tree late last year. The band was joined there by visionary director Chris Cunningham, who has partnered with them for many of the album visuals including the cover. He spent two years filming and photographing the band as they made new music.

Warpaint is a well-oiled machine. They weave intricate guitar lines, hypnotic vocals and driving post punk rhythms into gorgeous, sprawling songs that skirt the line between psychedelia and intimacy. Both live and on record, Warpaint sound like they're channeling something truly otherworldly, and mystical. They are also a band that truly enjoys playing together. Emily and Theresa have been friends since they were kids, and the bond that the four of them have is truly special.

All LPs come on red colored vinyl and include and MP3 download.

Pre-orders include an instant-grat download of Love Is To Die MP3

Track Listing
1. Intro
2. Keep It Healthy
3. Love Is To Die
4. Hi
5. Biggy
6. Teese
7. Disco//very
8. Go In
9. Feeling Alright
10. CC
11. Drive
12. Son 

Get it RoughTradeRecords


very cool article and if you scroll down, a very good argument by our vinyl friend Michael Fremer on the virtues of vinyl!

The baffling revival of the vinyl LP - In a bleak year for music sales, vinyl was a rare bright spot


Frank Fairfield Teams Up with Third Man for New 7-Inch


from our friends at BecauseSoundMatters

Top 10 Best Selling Vinyl at BecauseSoundMatters

1. Deftones - Adrenaline (Pink Colored Vinyl)
2. Tegan And Sara - Tegan and Sara: The Official Vinyl Collection
3. The Flaming Lips - Dark Side Of The Moon 140g Vinyl & Bonus CD
4. The Black Keys - Brothers 2LP Vinyl w/Bonus CD
5. LIGHTS - Siberia Acoustic
6. The Black Keys - El Camino (Vinyl w/ Bonus CD)
7. The Used - Lies For The Liars
8. The Used - In Love and Death
9. The Black Keys - Attack & Release Vinyl + CD
10.Tegan And Sara - Get Along (RSD Exclusive) (White Vinyl)


ICED EARTH To Release Limited-Edition 'Plagues Of Babylon' Bootleg LPs

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