Friday, August 29, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

what better way to spend your day off than buying vinyl at the premier online record store!


from our friends at ThrillJockey

Guru Overload by Eternal Tapestry Available For Pre-Order

Guru Overload is released on Finnish label Oaken Palace in an edition of 500 copies pressed on 140gram red vinyl and packaged in a 100% recycled card sleeve with free download card.  This is a pre-order. Orders are expected to ship in mid-October.

Eternal Tapestry will release a new album on Thrill Jockey in early 2015.

Guru Overload, mastered by James Plotkin, features 5 new jams that the band recorded in a private cabin deep in the woods. The album manages to strike a balance between the freaked-out A World Out Of Time and the more laid-back Dawn In 2 Dimensions, both in terms of style as well as track length. The result is a wonderfully smooth flow of new material that combines exotic and new sounds with the best of krautrock and psychedelic rock.

As with every release on Oaken Palace Records proceeds from Guru Overload will be donated to an endangered species foundation.  Eternal Tapestry have already decided on the Orangutan.  All profits will be donated to the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation.

Pre-Order at ThrillJockey

The Body / Sandworm Split LP Pre-Order

The Body and Sandworm contribute full sides of brand new material for this vinyl-only split LP pressed on virgin vinyl with free download card. While supplies last mailorder customers will be treated to a clear vinyl edition (LIMITED TO ONLY 500).

The Body and Sandworm are two bands with roots in the Providence underground that take unbridled negativity and spin it in opposite directions. The Body, legendary in both underground extreme music enclaves and the wider community of metal fans, are masters of expansive expressions of pure sadness that incorporate sounds and instruments far beyond what is typical in the realm of heavy metal. Sandworm is the young and hungry duo of Ben Eberle and Pat Reilly, bursting out of the gate on this, their first proper release, with a collection of raw and elemental black metal. On several songs they are joined by Mindy Stock of Virusse on drums. The contrast between the corrosive guitars and concise blasts of energy that Sandworm offers up and the grisly, detailed sprawl of the side-long track “The Manic Fire” by The Body displays the diversity of the Providence scene and amplifies each band’s unique abilities to create meaningful expressions of darkness and anger.

This is a pre-order for October 21st street date. Any orders containing The Body/Sandworm split will ship on or slightly before the street date.

Pre-Order at ThrillJockey


upcoming releases from our friends at MusicOnVinyl


Snakes and Ladders is the fourth album by Gerry Rafferty. It was released in 1980, following the success of his previous two albums, City to City and Night Owl. The album charted at No. 15 in the UK and reached No. 61 in the US Album Charts.

The song "The Garden Of England" was recorded at Beatles producer George Martin's AIR studio in Montserrat. All the songs were original Rafferty compositions, though one – "Johnny's Song" – was a remake of a song which had been previously released by his former band Stealer's Wheel, and another – "Didn't I" – was a remake of a song from Rafferty's 1971 album Can I Have My Money Back.

The memorable melodies, moving allegories, and genuine lyrical warmth that Rafferty is revered for arise in some more tracks, like in the beauty of "Bring It All Home" or in the mystique of "Look At The Moon". "Royal Mile" was released as a single in the U.K.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert


Black Dub is the debut album by the Daniel Lanois-instigated collaboration Black Dub. The quartet, comprised of producer Daniel Lanois on guitar and vocals, jazz drummer extraordinaire Brian Blade, session bassist Daryl Johnson, and vocalist/keyboardist Trixie Whitley (daughter of the late great Chris Whitley) make a beguiling, seductive music that blurs Rock, Soul, Blues, gothic Americana, New Orleans Funk, and dubwise Reggae.

The band generated significant excitement when they released stark, black-and-white videos of their rehearsals and leaked concert footage from a show at Bowery Ballroom in New York. All songs on Black Dub are written by Lanois, save for two, the group effort "Last Time" and the song "Ring The Alarm" written by Tenor Saw. The ballads "I Believe in You," "Surely," "Silverado," and "Nomad" are stellar showcases for Whitley's deeply soulful contralto. She rises above the band and soars, delivering these lyrics as if they are her own; she goes straight to the heart of the listener with that voice, regardless of genre.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert
  • Featuring Daniel Lanois, Trixie Whitley, Brian Blade and Daryl Johnson
  • Includes Etched D-Side


Bush Doctor is the third studio album by Jamaican reggae musician Peter Tosh. Along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer he was one of the core members of the band The Wailers (1963–1974). Tosh also established himself as a successful solo artist. In 1978 he was contracted by Rolling Stones Records and the album Bush Doctor was released in the same year, introducing Tosh to a larger audience.

The single from the album, a cover version of The Temptations song "Don't Look Back", performed as a duet with Mick Jagger, made Tosh one of the best-known reggae artists. Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is also featured on the album, playing guitar on "Bush Doctor" and "Stand Firm".

The re-issue with remastered audio is pressed on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert
  • Remastered audio


Corrosion Of Conformity - Deliverance Pre-Order

Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, the sludge/stoner metal linchpin "Deliverance" -- the first C.O.C. album to feature Pepper Keenan on lead vocals exclusively -- marked the group's first entry onto the Billboard Top 200, and it remains their best-selling title to this day.

Praised by Kerrang! as a "true '90s classic," the album will once again be available on vinyl after being out-of-print for nearly two decades with a new-and-improved gatefold jacket in three different 180-gram colors: green (approx. 700 copies), black (approx. 200 copies) and red (approx. 100 copies).


Pre-Order at ProstheticRecords

Corrosion Of Conformity - Blind Pre-Order

Freshly inducted into Decibel Magazine's Hall of Fame, "Blind" (originally released on Relativity Records in 1991) saw C.O.C. move away from their crossover past with a more streamlined, metallic thrash sound. Hailed by All Music Guide as "one of the most important heavy rock albums of the decade," the album -- the group's first with Pepper Keenan -- has never before been released on vinyl in North America.

The Prosthetic edition of "Blind" will be a gatefold double-LP available in three different 180-gram colors: purple (approx. 700 copies), black (approx. 200 copies) and clear (approx. 100 colors). A color lyric insert and liner notes by music journalist Chris Dick will also be included, as will three bonus tracks from the 1995 Columbia Records re-release of the album.


Pre-Order at ProstheticRecords


The Soft Bulletin (Reissue) - The Flaming Lips

Their follow-up to the experimental four-disc Zaireeka, The Soft Bulletin is an emotional, lush, often symphonic pop masterpiece with distinct melodies amidst the swirl of textures and tones. Yet for all its headphone friendly innovations, the music is still amazingly accessible, never sacrificing popcraft in the name of radical experimentation.

Order at Insound

Do What You Want To, It's What You Should Do PRE-ORDER - Flowers

LP includes red colored vinyl, and download card limited to 500 copies. The U.S. version of this album will come with 6 bonus tracks, on red clear color vinyl, and different artwork than the UK version. Shoreditch, London, England’s debut album is gonna be one that will instantly shock all of your senses. Rachel’s vocal range is one of an angle. Like a young Choir school child she can sing high or low in any range without cracking at all. The effect that her voice has over everyone is simply memorizing. The simplicity of the three piece is one that does not need to be mixed with any modern technology in any way as Rachel’s voice is a true instrument that can out perform any modern instrument

Order at Insound

Insound is having a moving sale, lots of great vinyl deals to be had.  If you want to support the CVR blog, please feel free to do so by clicking on the link and buying some records!

Vinyl Moving Sale


comprehensive look at some vinyl innovators!

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Phoenix Reissuing First Three Albums on Vinyl


great write-up!

Waxwork Records Are Here To Remind You Why You Were Totally Terrified


a harris poll confirms what we already knew!

In The Great Debate Over Beatles Vs. Elvis, Beatles are America's Favorite Band While Elvis is Musical Artist Number Two


album cover art of the day:

Blut Aus Nord Reveals New Album "Memoria Vetusta III – Saturnian Poetry"


and in case you haven't heard enough about the brazilian record collector...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ask Mr. Music by Jerry Osborne


DEAR JERRY: You have been quite successful at digging up the details on records from the past, so I'm hoping you can accomplish something on my behalf. 

Just before the British Invasion turned everything upside down, one of the big fads was folk music. Among the great folk hits in 1963 was "Hootenanny," by the Glencoves. 

Their next record, though not quite as popular as "Hootenanny," had something to do with Ball Mountain. Whether that is part of the title or not I don't know. 

If it helps to identify it, I am almost positive it made the charts here in Lansing. 
—Maggie O'Grady, East Lansing, Mich.

DEAR MAGGIE: Strictly from what one would hear on the record, the location in question could easily be construed as Ball Mountain, but it really is Bald Mountain. The audible difference is very subtle.

The exact title is "Devil's Waitin' (On Bald Mountain)" (Select 727).

Your recollection of this folk tune being a regional hit is accurate. In December 1963, "Devil's Waitin' (On Bald Mountain)" was among Lansing's Top 30, according to the WMRT Silver Dollar Survey.

This record was actually the Glencoves' third, following "Hootenanny" (Select 724) and "Don't Knock" (Select 726).

All three came out in 1963, and they added one more in early '64, "Keep Away from My Gal" (Select 729).
The four Glencoves were: Don Connors (lead vocals and banjo); Brian Bolger (vocals and guitar); Bill Byrne (vocals and guitars), and John Cadley (vocals).

In just 1963, I know of over 50 individual releases with "Hootenanny" in their titles.

DEAR JERRY: The rock and roll recording featured in the current TV ads for Southern Comfort liqueurs has me mystified. 

I know I have never heard it before, so if it was ever a hit record then it's one I somehow missed. 

It sounds as much like what the Stray Cats were doing in the 1980s as it does something Eddie Cochran would have done in the '50s. 

It's not easy to understand the lyrics, but one line I did catch is "don't hesitate, I can't wait." 

All I need to know is who, what, and when? 
—Conrad Gessler, Kodiak, Alaska 

DEAR CONRAD: In the order asked, the singer is Jerry Lott but he was billed as The Phantom. His song is "Love Me," and it was recorded in 1958 but didn't come out until Feb. 1960 (Dot 16056).

Surprisingly, Dot even issued Lott's single with a picture sleeve, definitely uncommon for the first record by an unknown artist.

To put this in perspective, Dot's biggest star by far was Pat Boone. His first 10 singles were all big hits, including six million-sellers, yet not until his 11th single, "Love Letters in the Sand," did they splurge and produce a custom record sleeve for their No. 1 cash cow.

In the Phantom's case, however, his first record would also be his last.

How, 54 years later, the makers of Southern Comfort came up with this obscure piece of fuel-injected rock and roll is in itself a mystery.

Though revered by R&R and rockabilly collectors, "Love Me" never appeared on anyone's chart at the time, and didn't really become a hot item in the record collecting world until the mid-1970s.

The Phantom only rated two stars, indicating "moderate sales potential," from Billboard in their Feb. 29, 1960 Pop Record Reviews. They opined "A wild vocal that attempts to outdo Presley at his wildest." "Love Me," featuring the kind of reverberation reminiscent of 1950s recordings made in Memphis at the Sun Studio, with the original photo sleeve can now fetch $600 to $800.

IZ ZAT SO? Couldn't help being amused by the unidentified Billboard reviewer of "Love Me," who made this erroneous and misleading comment about the custom picture cover: "Sleeve shows the Phantom with a blindfold over his eyes."

As the word implies, a blindfold does indeed cover the eyes; however, what the Phantom is wearing in that photo is a mask — pretty much the opposite of a blindfold.

His black mask, nearly identical to those worn by the Lone Ranger, covers most of the facial features but has slits that allow the eyes to do their job.

Imagine how much less effective the Lone Ranger would have been, especially when riding and shooting, while wearing a blindfold.

Jerry Osborne answers as many questions as possible through this column.  Write Jerry at: Box 255, Port Townsend, WA 98368  E-mail:   Visit his Web site:

All values quoted in this column are for near-mint condition. 

Copyright 2014 Osborne Enterprises - Reprinted By Exclusive Permission

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

this week's bestselling pre-order vinyl records from our friends at SoundStageDirect

LYFE (Pre-Order) by Glass Ghost

Since the release of their debut album Idol Omen in 2009, Glass Ghost's founding members Eliot Krimsky and Michael Johnson have kept busy. In addition to playing dozens of shows, including a tour with White Rabbits, Johnson joined Dirty Projectors as their new drummer, Krimsky has been collaborating with Here We Go Magic on keys, and the duo welcomed two new members to the group, Tyler Wood on keyboards and percussion, and Aerial East on vocals. Like their debut, LYFE was produced by Tyler Wood, who also produced Joan As Policewoman’s 2014 album The Classic. For the LYFE recording sessions, the group recruited many of their friends to contribute, including Joan Wasser of Joan As Policewoman, Nat Baldwin of Dirty Projectors, and Christopher Tignor of Slow Six and Wires Under Tension. Pushing their songs to new levels by working with Brooklyn's musical elite is nothing new for Glass Ghost. They worked with more than a dozen of their friends from Brooklyn's music community, including Sharon Van Etten (who in 2011 noted “Eliot Krimsky is one of my favorite writers.”), Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple, and Matt Iwanusa of Caveman, for their debut which was described by the New Yorker as “elegant compositions of frosted indie pop,” and by Time Out New York as “weird and mournful yet highly rhythmic."

On their new album LYFE, Krimsky (who's currently working on his M.A. in Media Studies at The New School, where he’s exploring the convergence of technological mediation, identity and music) turns his observations of the absurd and mundane into metaphors about living in a world where every detail about your life is harvested, quantified, and used by marketing companies to manipulate your behavior. Rather than sounding didactic or overly intellectual, the songs provide windows into the band's internal world, as Krimsky's tender falsetto glides over the icy landscapes of synths, strings, woodwinds, and regal horns. As the product of Krimsky, Johnson, and Wood's mutual trust, vision, and relentless attention to every detail, LYFE masterfully blends airy, melancholy, and chilly atmospherics with Glass Ghost's irresistible bottom-heavy grooves and hooky pop sensibilities.

Pre-Order at SoundStageDirect

The Negatives (Pre-Order) by Cruel Hand

Spawned in the lethargic backwoods of the pine tree state, Portland, Maine’s Cruel Hand play an eclectic blend of styles that embodies anything but the serenity of their surroundings. Formed in 2006, Cruel Hand’s sound is equal parts New York hardcore and west coast thrash, all with a twist of their own. With 8 years of heavy touring and three LPs under their belt, the new decade will see Cruel Hand continue to mature and live up to their hard earned road reputation.

Pre-Order at SoundStageDirect

This Is The Computers (Pre-Order) by Computers

From Exeter's very own tight-knit and fertile punk scene, The Computers release This Is The Computers, their debut full-length album!

 Recorded in four short days in the Californian home of John Speedo Reis. It was recorded live, to tape. That means no overdubs. No computers were involved (irony). There were no tweaks, corrections or auto-tuning this is the real deal, baby. Warts and all, as Lemmy would say.

Pre-Order at SoundStageDirect

This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records at SoundStageDirect

1. Friday the 13th (1980 Original Score) (Pre-Order)
2. Phish - A Picture of Nectar (Deluxe Vinyl) (Pre-Order)
3. The Beatles Mono Box Set (Pre-Order) (On Sale)
4. Metallica - Metallica
5. MFSL Original Master Record Sleeves (50)
6. Led Zeppelin IV (On Sale) (Pre-Order)
7. Guardians Of The Galaxy Soundtrack (On Sale) (Pre-Order)
8. Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy (On Sale) (Pre-Order)


Boards of Canada's 'Music Has The Right To Children' Being Reissued On Vinyl

‘Music Has the Right To Children’ arrived in 1998 as a joint release from Warp and the burgeoning Skam imprint, and proved a seminal release which helped define Warp’s place in electronic music’s hall of fame, and gained the introspective, mysterious sounds of duo Boards of Canada a powerful cult following.

The album created a strange influence in its singular combination of hip-hop rhythms and more nostalgic elements drawn from a mid- 20th century electronic culture that was distinctly British. ‘One Very Important Thought’ resurrected the voice of an automated documentary narrator to remind one of the prevalence of censorship in contemporary culture over distant meandering synths in a way that was bizarrely nostalgic yet of no time at all, while ‘Smokes Quantity’ reigns the same archive voices onto chugging beats to hallucinatory effect.

It is, however, cuts like ‘Roygbiv’ and ‘Pete Standing Alone’ which remain the reason why the album remains a cornerstone for countless musicians today, where naïve synth lines and crunching hip-hop beats manage to induce the listener to a state at once pastoral and urban, recalling the past while avoiding mere replication of it. ‘Music Has the Right To Children’ offers as rich and mind-boggling a listen now as when it was released a decade and a half previously, and one cannot comprehend the landscape of contemporary electronic culture without it.

*Instant MP3 Download with CD or Vinyl purchase

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Iron Maiden Announce Vinyl Reissues - Classic 80s vinyl reissues on the way

Parlophone Records (BMG/INgrooves Music Group for the USA) will follow the 2012/13 IRON MAIDEN vinyl picture disc reissues of the first eight Iron Maiden albums, which spanned the 1980s, with brand new pressings of the albums in heavyweight 180g black vinyl.

In conjunction with these premium album releases, a strictly limited one-off run of the 7” singles from each respective album will be made available. These highly collectable black vinyl singles will be cut from the original analogue master tapes. Released in replica artwork packaging, they are sure to become a must-have item for fans, collectors and anyone who missed out first time round.

The albums will also be cut from the original analogue master tapes and packaged in identical artwork to the initial 1980’s releases.  As a bonus, the first batch of album releases (Iron Maiden/Killers/The Number Of The Beast) will also be made available in a Collector’s Box sized to house all 8 albums. This package will be a strictly limited edition and available while stocks last.

The records will be released chronologically across a two month period starting October 13th (14th USA) with the first 3 albums (Iron Maiden/Killers/The Number Of The Beast) and the seven corresponding 7” singles:

 Running Free b/w Burning Ambition
 Sanctuary b/w Drifter (Live) and I’ve Got The Fire (Live)
 Women In Uniform b/w Invasion
 Twilight Zone/Wrathchild double A side
 Purgatory b/w Genghis Khan
 Run To The Hills  b/w Total Eclipse
 The Number Of The Beast b/w Remember Tomorrow (Live)

Followed by:

October 27th (28th USA): Piece Of Mind, Powerslave and Live After Death and the six corresponding 7” singles:

 Flight Of Icarus b/w I’ve Got The Fire
 The Trooper b/w Cross-Eyed Mary
 2 Minutes To Midnight b/w Rainbow’s Gold
 Aces High b/w King Of Twilight
 Running Free (Live) b/w Sanctuary (Live)
 Run To The Hills (Live) b/w Phantom Of The Opera (Live)

November 24th (25th USA): Somewhere In Time and Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son and the six corresponding 7” singles:

 Wasted Years  b/w Reach Out
 Stranger In A Strange Land b/w That Girl
 Can I Play With Madness b/w Black Bart Blues
 The Evil That Men Do b/w Prowler ‘88
 The Clairvoyant  b/w The Prisoner (Live)
 Infinite Dreams (Live) b/w Killers (Live)

The release of these high quality, black vinyl records offers optimum choice to fans who would like to own a piece of Maiden’s authentic 1980’s vinyl sound, or for those simply wanting to rediscover this much loved, iconic format. Coupled with the end of the Maiden England World Tour which began in North America in 2012 and finished last month at Knebworth Park’s Sonisphere Festival, this now completes Maiden’s 1980’s touring and catalogue reissues cycle, so the band are free to focus on their dynamic future plans.

Watch for order info at the band's website HERE


Sinoia Caves -'Beyond The Black Rainbow' OST' Available On Clear Vinyl

Jagjaguwar and Death Waltz Recording Company are excited to announce that they are coreleasing the soundtrack to Panos Cosmatos’ Beyond The Black Rainbow on 9/2. This supposed “lost film” from the 1980s is inspired by obscure scifi movies and classic dystopian fiction. Created by Sinoia Caves, the ongoing project of Jeremy Schmidt a disciple of longform cosmic synthesizer soundscape, and member of Canadian psychandprog pioneersBlack Mountain the soundtrack draws on inspiration from Tangerine Dream, Wendy Carlos andJohn Carpenter. Schmidt artfully navigates the various sonic sensibilities of his predecessors, incoporating touchstones such as mellotron choirs, glacial analogue synthesizer pads and arpeggiators. The result is ominously beauitful, otherworldly and terrifying.
  • Sinoia Caves is the project of Jeremy Schmidt, keys/organ player for Black Mountain who have over 110,000 soundscans to date.
  • Previous Sinoia Caves song was licensed for trailer for “The Dark Knight”
  • Beyond The Black Rainbow is the directorial debut from Panos Cosmatos, son of George Cosmatos director of such films as Tombstone and Rambo: First Blood Part II. Beyond The Black Rainbow was   released by Magnolia Pictures 
Order at LightInTheAttic


from the great state of louisiana

Local record store remains ambitious after recent expansion


records seen as an investment!

Vinyl Is the Only Way to Buy Music


Indie Vinyl Subscription Clubs Are A Booming Niche


A recent poll conducted by the folks at BBC Radio 2  has revealed that Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" was voted "best riff" of all time by the station's loyal followers.

Top 10 "Best Riffs" from BBC Radio 2 Poll

1. “Whole Lotta Love” - Led Zeppelin
2. “Sweet Child O'Mine” - Guns 'N' Roses
3. “Back in Black” - AC/DC
4. ”Smoke On The Water” - Deep Purple
5. “Layla” - Derek and The Dominoes
6. “How Soon Is Now?” - The Smiths
7. “Down Down” - Status Quo
8. “Money For Nothing” - Dire Straits
9. “You Really Got Me” - The Kinks
10. “Money” - Pink Floyd


Amazon Best Sellers in CDs & Vinyl 

1. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol.1 ~ Soundtrack
2. The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11(Deluxe Edition) ~ Bob Dylan
3. Partners ~ Barbra Streisand
4. Moonshine In The Trunk ~ Brad Paisley
5. Eric Clapton & Friends - The Breeze ~ Eric Clapton
6. Brill Bruisers ~ New Pornographers
7. Hypnotic Eye ~ Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
8. Promise To Love ~ Kem
9. Pale Communion ~ Opeth
10. V (Deluxe Explicit) ~ Maroon 5


BecauseSoundMatters Top 10 Vinyl Best Sellers

1. Lights - Little Machines Limited Edition
2. Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood
3. Lights - Little Machines
4. Cute Is What We Aim For - Rotation
5. Mastodon - Once More ‘Round The Sun Deluxe
6. Paolo Nutini - Caustic Love
7. Wiz Khalifa - O.N.I.F.C.
8. Dream Theater - Dream Theater Limited Edition Collector's Box Set
9. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes
10. Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 8/18-8/24, 2014

Vinyl Top 25

1. Ryan Adams - 1984 7"
2. Electric Wurms - Musik Die Schwer zu Twerk
3. Cory Branan - The No-Hit Wonder
4. Spoon - They Want My Soul
5. The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream
6. Jason Isbell - Southeastern
7. The Head & The Heart - The Head & The Heart
8. Benjamin Booker - Benjamin Booker
9. Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
10. Ryan Adams - Gimme Something Good 7"
11. Widespread Panic - Widespread Panic
12. Jack White - Lazaretto
13. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin I
14. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
15. Madvillain - Madvillainy
16. Bahamas - Bahamas Is Afie
17. Gaslight Anthem - Get Hurt
18. Arcade Fire - Funeral
19. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
20. Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty
21. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye
22. Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour
23. Big Star - #1 Record
24. Sharon Van Etten - Are We There
25. The Shins - Live At Third Man


album cover art of the day:

Album Artwork For New Album "Cult Of Steel" Revealed By Lonewolf

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New Music Releases - August 26, 2014

Another week with awesome vinyl reissues including some fantastic jazz reissues by Art Pepper ('Art Pepper + Eleven: Modern Jazz Classics'), Wayne Shorter ('JuJu'), Bud Powell ('The Amazing Bud Powell'), Bill Evans ('New Jazz Conceptions'), Etta James ('Rocks the House'), Herbie Hancock ('Speak Like A Child'), John Coltrane ('Bye Bye Blackbird'), Miles Davis ('Collector's Item') and Red Garland ('Red Garland's Piano').  Other vinyl reissues include a bunch from Metallica ('Garage, Inc.,' 'Load,' 'Master of Puppets,' 'Metallica,' 'Reload,' 'S&M' and 'St. Anger'), John Lee Hooker's 'The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker,' Tower of Power's 1973 self titled LP, Superdrag's 1998 2 LP set 'Head Trip In Every Key,' three from M83 ('Before The Dawn Heals Us,' 'Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost Ghost and their 2001 self titled debut), Avenged Sevenfold's 4 LP set 'Waking the Fallen: Resurrected' as well as Liturgy's 2009 release 'Renihilation;' just to name a few.

Alan Menken - Aladdin OST (picture disc)
Alan Menken - Beauty and The Beast OST (picture disc)
Alraune - The Process of Self-Immolation
American - Coping With Loss
Annie Eve - Sunday ’91
Ariana Grande - My Everything
Art Pepper - Art Pepper + Eleven: Modern Jazz Classics (reissue) (vinyl)
Ashrae Fax - Never Really Been Into It (vinyl)
Avenged Sevenfold - Waking the Fallen: Resurrected (4xLP+DVD)
Basement Jaxx - Junto (2xLP)
Bastard Sapling - Instinct Is Forever
Battle Trance - Palace Of Wind
(reissue) (vinyl)
Bitchin Bajas - Bitchin Bajas (2xLP)
Brad Paisley - Moonshine In The Trunk
Broken Bells - Control (7")
Bud Powell - The Amazing Bud Powell (reissue) (vinyl)
Budgie - Budgie (reissue)
Budgie - Squawk (reissue)
Budgie - Never Turn Your Back on a Friend (reissue)
Budgie - In for the Kill! (reissue)
Cassavetes - Oh So Long (vinyl)
Cassie Ramone - Time Has Come
Cayetana - Nervous Like Me (pre-order) (colored vinyl)
Chelsea Wolfe - Apokalypsis (reissue) (vinyl)
Chelsea Wolfe - The Grime and the Glow (reissue) (vinyl)
Circle Traps - Machine City EP (vinyl)
Claude Speed - My Skeleton
Cocksure - TVMALSV
Cold Specks - Neuroplasticity
Copeland - In Motion (limited edition) (reissue)
Copeland - You Are My Sunshine (limited edition) (reissue)
Cowbell - Skeleton Soul
Cruel Hand - Unhinged - Unraveled
Cymbals Eat Guitars - LOSE
Dance Gavin Dance - A Downtown Battle Mountain II (colored vinyl)
Desert - Envalira (vinyl)
Donny Hathaway - The Best of Donny Hathaway (reissue) (vinyl)
Dry the River - Alarms in the Heat (vinyl)
Elephant Stone - The Three Poisons (vinyl)
Eno and Hyde - High Life (2xLP)
Estrogen Highs - Hear Me On the Number Station (vinyl)
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella In Nichigeki Theatre, Tokyo
Etta James - Rocks the House (reissue) (vinyl)
Famous Last Words - Council Of The Dead
Fenech-Soler - Rituals
FKA Twigs - LP1 (vinyl)
Floating Action - Body Questions (vinyl)
Frnkiero And The Cellabration - Stomachaches
Full Force - With Love From Our Friends
Gemma Ray - Milk for Your Motors (vinyl)
Germ House - Showing Symptoms (vinyl)
Girl Tears - Tension (vinyl)
Gob - Apt. 13
Gordon Lightfoot - Gord's Gold (reissue) (vinyl)
Gruppo d’Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza - Gruppo d’Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza (vinyl)
Hamish Kilgour - All of It and Nothing (vinyl)
Headroom - Carry Me Away (7")
Henrietta - The Trick Is Not Minding (colored vinyl)
Herbie Hancock - Speak Like A Child (reissue) (vinyl)
High Ends - Super Class
High Inergy - Turnin' On
High Lucia - Wash (12")
Ian Anderson - Thick as a Brick: Live in Iceland
il sogno del marinaio - Canto Secondo (12")
In the Valley Below - The Belt
Invent, Animate - Everchanger
Isaac Hayes - Black Moses (reissue) (2xLP)
J Dilla - The King of Beats (Ma Dukes Yancey Collector's Edition Box Set)
J Mascis - Tied to a Star
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - Greatest Hits (2 CDs)
John Coltrane - Bye Bye Blackbird (reissue) (vinyl)
John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (reissue) (vinyl)
Jonny Craig - A Dream Is A Question You Don’t Know How To Answer (vinyl)
Kamp! - Baltimore EP (12")
Kem - Promise To Love
Khun Narin - Khun Narin's Electric Phin Band (vinyl)
King Buzzo - This Machine Kills Artists (vinyl)
Kinks - Lola Versus Powerman & The Moneygoround, Part One (2 CD)
League - League (reissue) (vinyl)
Lewis - Romantic Times (vinyl)
Lita Ford - Live & Deadly (limited edition)
Liturgy - Renihilation (reissue) (vinyl)
Lowell George - Thanks I'll Eat It Here: The Deluxe Edition
Lydia Lunch & Rowland S. Howard - Shotgun Wedding (vinyl)
M83 - Before The Dawn Heals Us (reissue) (vinyl)
M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost Ghost (reissue) (vinyl)
M83 - M83 (reissue) (vinyl)
Machinae Supremacy - Phantom Shadow
Mannequin Pussy - Gypsy Pervert (vinyl)
Matchess - Seraphastra (vinyl)
Merchandise - After The End
Metallica - Garage, Inc. (reissue) (3xLP)
Metallica - Load (reissue) (2xLP)
Metallica - Master of Puppets (reissue) (vinyl)
Metallica - Metallica (reissue) (2xLP)
Metallica - Reload (reissue) (2xLP)
Metallica - S&M (reissue) (3xLP)
Metallica - St. Anger (reissue) (2xLP)
Miles Davis - Collector's Item (reissue) (vinyl)
Mitch Murder - Interceptor (2xLP)
MNDSGN - Yawn Zen
Moire - Shelter (2xLP)
Mono/Poly - Golden Skies
Motel Beds - These Are the Days Gone By
Motörhead - Aftershock (Tour Edition)
Musee Mecanique - From Shores of Sleep (vinyl)
Music Blues - Things Haven't Gone Well (2xLP)
Negative Scanner - Ambitious People / Evening News b/w R.I.P. (7")
New Medicine - Breaking The Model
Ngozi Family - Day of Judgement (2xLP)
Nightmares on Wax - Aftermath (Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer Remixes) (12")
Opeth - Pale Communion (2xLP)
Pallbearer - Foundations of Burden (vinyl)
Pelican - Arktika (vinyl)
Peter Jefferies - Electricity (2xLP)
Randy Bachman - Vinyl Tap Tour: Every Song Tells a Story
Red Garland - Red Garland's Piano (reissue) (vinyl)
Robyn Hitchcock - The Man Upstairs
Royal Blood - Royal Blood
Rustie - Green Language (2xLP)
Santana - Marathon (reissue) (vinyl)
School of Language - More Fears (7")
Sea of Bones - The Earth Wants Us Dead
Sharpless - The One I Wanted to Be (tape)
Shovels and Rope - Swimmin' Time (vinyl)
Souls of Mischief - There Is Only Now (picture disc)
Steven Price - Gravity OST (2xLP)
Superdrag - Head Trip In Every Key (reissue) (2xLP)
SW/MM/NG - Feel Not Bad
Taking Back Sunday | The Used - Split (10")
The Abigails - Tundra (vinyl)
The Bad Plus - Inevitable Western
The Bug - Angels & Devils
The Chills - Molten Gold / Pink Frost (7")
The Como Mamas - Out of the Wilderness (7")
The Dwarves - The Dwarves Invented Rock and Roll (tape)
The Front Bottoms - Rose (12")
The Griswolds - Be Impressive (vinyl)
The Magic Numbers - Alias
The Muffs - Whoop Dee Doo (vinyl)
The New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers
The Rentals - Lost In Alphaville
The Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone? (remastered)
The Wytches - Annabel Dream Reader
The Young - Chrome Cactus (vinyl)
Thurston Moore - Sun Gift Earth
Tinnarose - Tinnarose
Tony Allen - Black Voices (vinyl)
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans -The Tony Bennett and Bill Evans Album (reissue) (vinyl)
Tower of Power - Tower of Power (reissue) (vinyl)
Twin Atlantic - Great Divide
Ty Segall - Manipulator (2xLP)
Various Artists - Chef OST (vinyl)
Various Artists - Decadubs 3 EP (12")
Various Artists - Pay Close Attention: XL Recordings (4xLP+DVD)
Walter TV - Appetite (vinyl)
Wand - Ganglian Reef (vinyl)
Wayne Shorter - JuJu (reissue) (vinyl)
White Hills - Glitter Glamour Atrocity (vinyl)
Wolf - Devil Seed
You. - Sunchaser
Z - Visions of Dune
Zeds Dead - Somewhere Else (vinyl)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at NewOnVinyl


The Lion King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the original motion picture soundtrack for the 1994 Disney animated film, The Lion King. It contains songs from the film written by Elton John and Tim Rice, and a score composed by Hans Zimmer. Elton John has a dual role of performer for several tracks. Additional performers include Carmen Twillie, Jason Weaver, Rowan Atkinson, Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Cheech Marin, Jim Cummings, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, and Sally Dworsky. The album was released on May 30, 1994 on CD and audio cassette. The soundtrack was recorded in three different countries: the U.S., the U.K. and South Africa. It is the best-selling soundtrack album to an animated movie in the U.S. with over 7 million copies sold, with 4,934,000 copies sold in 1994.

Please Note: It is going to be a picture disc for sure, but the artwork is not yet comfirmed

Order at NewOnVinyl


The Little Mermaid: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack is the soundtrack to the 1989 Disney animated feature film, The Little Mermaid. It contains the songs from the film written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as the film's score composed by Alan Menken. The score was orchestrated by Thomas Pasatieri. The album received the Academy Award for Best Original Score and Best Original Song (for "Under the Sea"), and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score.

The soundtrack was first released by Walt Disney Records on October 13, 1989 on both CD and cassette tape. On November 22, 1994 the album was included in a four-disc box set entitled The Music Behind the Magic: The Musical Artistry of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman & Tim Rice. The box set included work tapes and demos intertwined into the finished original soundtrack. The soundtrack (without the demos and work tapes) was re-released with different artwork, on October 14, 1997 and it was released internationally on October 31, 2000 in a double pack with The Little Mermaid II soundtrack.

Please Note: It is going to be a picture disc for sure, but the artwork is not yet comfirmed

Order at NewOnVinyl


FRIDAY THE 13th featuring the spectacular work of legendary composer Harry Manfredini. His talents are responsible for the one of the most iconic horror scores in film history. With a release of the album coming soon for fans to purchase and today being a Friday The 13th, Waxworks has released the full album cover artwork for the soundtrack.

Jay Shaw, the artist behind a ton of great Mondo releases, has created this great cover art with a fitting look into the eye of terror and Camp Crystal Lake. Liner notes for this release will be written by Sean Cunningham and Harry Manfredini.

180gram Deep murky green colored vinyl. Housed in a heavyweight Tip-on-old-style Gatefold jacket featuring full artwork by Jay Shaw. Includes a printed 12"x 12" Insert.

Order at NewOnVinyl


Cold Specks 'Neuroplasticity' Out Today

Cold Specks' critically acclaimed album Neuroplasticity is out today via Mute. Leading up to release, the album was revealed track by track across international premiere partners including Pitchfork, Stereogum, and Consequnce of Sound.  Cold Specks, who has been described as “a performer that nobody will want to miss in the years to come” (by A Music Blog Yea), has announced a full North American tour which is on sale now.

Cold Specks is a band led by Al Spx, the pseudonym of a Canadian singer-songwriter based in London, England. Her musical style has been described as doom soul and shows the influence of American deep south gospel with a strong goth streak. She released her debut album, I Predict a Graceful Expulsion, in 2012 to critical acclaim.

Cold Specks appears on two tracks of Moby's 2013 album Innocents, including the lead single, “A Case for Shame,” which was released in 2013. She also appears on the track “Bring the Sun” of Swans’ 2014 album To Be Kind.

Pick up a copy at Mute


Copeland 'You Are My Sunshine' Reissue Available from ShopRadioCast

You Are My Sunshine is Florida-based indie rock band Copeland's fourth full length album. It was originally released on October 14, 2008. The album marks Copeland's first release on the record label, Tooth & Nail. The album was released in a vinyl version on January 27, 2009. Giving it the full SRCvinyl treatment, "You Are My Sunshine" was pressed as a 180 gram double LP and was mastered for vinyl and lacquers created by by Stan Ricker. The album art will be displayed to its full capacity throughout a matte gatefold jacket and accompanied by an 11 x 22 insert.

Vinyl Details:
- Double180 Gram Vinyl
- Mastered for vinyl and lacquers created by Stan Ricker
- Matte Gatefold jacket, 11 x 22 Insert
- Artwork features original vinyl cover and the deluxe CD edition.

Vinyl Color:
- 180 Gram White (LTD 500)
- 180 Gram Root Beer Brown (LTD 1,500)

Order at ShopRadioCast



Debut LP from Philadelphia's Cassavetes.

Bringing rock and roll back at it’s more basic level, Cassavetes is not trying to reinvent the wheel. They are making music to play when you just want to hang out, sing along or even console yourself. Go ahead–it’s OK to have feelings, these guys want to to feel it all.

Reminiscent of early to mid 90′s rock bands such as the first Foo Fighters record, Sugar, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr, et al.

Started as a project between Josh Agran (Paint it Black, Pet Milk) and Pat McCunney (Kill the Man Who Questions, Clayton and Fulcrum) with Chris Sigda (Likers) and Jon Murphy (Sore Saints) joining later to round out the group.

Don’t be fooled by the hardcore/punk history of the band mates, but don’t forget it either. This band is equally heavy and soothing. Their sound is no doubt a cacophony of melodic rock and roll and pounding punk rock/hardcore, a sound that would go as easily in a sweaty basement as it would in a huge rock arena.

Free download Included. Limited to 500 on black vinyl.

Order at NoSleepRecords


‘Stage Fright’ Limited Edition PICTURE DISC Vinyl Release

LTD. EDITION 180g PICTURE DISC Vinyl SPECIAL Embossed glossy sleeve ORIGINAL ARTWORK by contemporary fine artist Lg White. Music by Simon Boswell of Michele Soavi’s classic movie Stage
Fright.  Release date 10th of October 2014.

Pre-Order HERE


vinyl news from our friends at Slyvinyl (look for their feed in the left column!):

Elephant Stone – The Three Poisons // Limited 500 Red & White Marbled Vinyl LP

Blue Sky Black Death – Noir // Limited to 500 Second Press 2 x 180g Black Vinyl LP


guess this guy is trying to buy all the records in the world (he'll pry mine from my dead hands!):

Brazilian bus magnate offers £23,000 for Birmingham vinyl collector's stock


a new record store in the great state of north carolina:

Music venue Reggie’s to add next-door record store


well put together feature:

The Origins Behind 15 Of Your Favourite Album Covers


Cleveland's rockin' to the tune of vinyl


Friday, August 22, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Jimi Hendrix's 'The Cry Of Love' & 'Rainbow Bridge' To Be Reissued On Vinyl

Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings To Reissue The Cry Of Love and Rainbow Bridge – Two Classic Out-Of-Print Jimi Hendrix Albums Available Sept. 16 on CD and LP

On September 16, Experience Hendrix, LLC in conjunction with Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment will reissue two critically revered Jimi Hendrix albums on CD, vinyl and digital. The Cry Of Love and Rainbow Bridge, his first and second posthumous studio releases respectively, will be reintroduced with original album art and track orders. Both albums have been remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog masters. The Cry Of Love was last issued on CD in 1992, while Rainbow Bridge has never before seen an official CD release. The Cry Of Love may be pre-ordered on CD and LP; Rainbow Bridge may be pre-ordered on CD and LP - at Amazon.

Originally released in 1971, The Cry Of Love was compiled and mixed by Hendrix’s longtime engineer Eddie Kramer and Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell. The bulk of these tracks were recorded between December 1969 and the summer of 1970 at Electric Lady Studios in New York, and were intended to be part of an ambitious double LP tentatively titled First Rays of the New Rising Sun.

Commercially, The Cry Of Love was a huge success, reaching #3 in the U.S. and #2 in the UK, and spawned favorites such as “Angel,” “Freedom,” and “Ezy Ryder.” While Mitch Mitchell and bassist Billy Cox comprised the rhythm section on the lion’s share of the tracks, Buddy Miles played drums on “Ezy Ryder” and Noel Redding played bass on “My Friend” (recorded in 1968, before his departure from the Jimi Hendrix Experience). The Cry Of Love also includes the participation of notable guest musicians including Steve Winwood, Chris Wood and Buzzy Linhart among others. VH1 recently declared The Cry Of Love the greatest posthumous classic rock record of all time.

Rainbow Bridge was also compiled and mixed by Eddie Kramer and Mitch Mitchell in 1971, with the help of Electric Lady Studios engineer John Jansen. Most of the tracks were recorded in 1969 and 1970, during the same sessions that spawned The Cry Of Love. Rainbow Bridge is often misconstrued as being an entirely live album, being that the film of the same name features excerpts of a live Jimi Hendrix performance in Maui. However, Hendrix had no role in the creation of the rambling, unfocused 1971 film which was directed by Chuck Wein. The film was not a Hendrix project in any way but instead an independent vision of his manager Michael Jeffery. After Hendrix’s death in September 1970, Jeffery scrapped Hendrix’s original vision of a double studio album titled First Rays Of The New Rising Sun and called for Kramer, Mitchell and Jansen to compile two posthumous albums—including one that would that would serve as a soundtrack for the Rainbow Bridge film.

Mitchell, Kramer and Jansen drew upon Hendrix’s rich trove of studio recordings that the guitarist had been developing at Electric Lady Studios. Songs such as “Dolly Dagger” and “Room Full Of Mirrors” were bright examples of Hendrix’s new creative direction. Other standouts on the album included a studio rendition of “Star Spangled Banner” as well as the majestic “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun).” The one live track on the album, an extraordinary rendition of Hendrix’s original blues composition “Hear My Train A Comin’” is taken from a performance at Berkeley Community Theatre in May of 1970, and not in the film at all. Buddy Miles and Noel Redding both appear on one track each, and the Ronettes provide backing vocals on “Earth Blues.”

Beginning in the late 1990's, the tracks on The Cry Of Love and Rainbow Bridge were reassembled into various compilations, including First Rays of the New Rising Sun, South Saturn Delta, and The JimiHendrix Experience box set. Now, fans of all ages will be able to enjoy songs such as “Straight Ahead,” “Nightbird Flying,” and “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)” as they were experienced when they first became available 43 years ago.

Pre-Order The Cry Of Love  and Rainbow Bridge


Allah-Las 'Worship the Sun' PRE-ORDER

Allah-Las' second album, Worship the Sun, expands on the sound established by their maiden effort, honing their fusion of West Coast garage rock and roll, Latin percussion and electric folk. As richly textured and timeless as a Southern California beach break, the songs are evocative of Los Angeles' storied past. Beatniks, artists, surfers, nomads. Remnants of a bygone Sunset Strip. Golden tans and cosmic sunsets. One can feel the warmth of the sun, but the band deftly avoids the kitsch so often indulged by lovers of these things.

Insound exclusive! Insound is the only place where you can get this white colored vinyl!

This album is a pre-order. We expect it to ship on or before the September 16th release date.

Pre-Order at Insound

Foxygen ...'And Star Power' PRE-ORDER

…And Star Power is the new double album from Foxygen, a CINEMATIC AUDITORY ADVENTURE for the speedy freaks, skull krunchers, abductees, and misfits...Made by Foxygen at Dream Star Studios in their Secret Haunted House with the UFOs flying around in the sky.

A gaggle of guest stars. Roman-numeraled musical suites. Vocals recorded on a shoddy tape machine at The Beverly Hills Hotel and Chateau Marmont. A svelte 82-minute run time of psych-ward folk, cartoon fantasia, songs that morph into each other, weaving in and out of the head like UFO radio transmission skullkrush music. ADHD star power underground revolution. Soft-rock indulgences, D&D doomrock and paranoid bathroom rompers. Process is the point. A kaleidoscoping view. Blasphemy even the gods smile one. Rock and roll for the skull...*

*From Patty Smith's 1973 CREEM review of Todd Rundgren's A Wizard, A True Star. The section concludes "Todd Rundgren is preparing us for a generation of frenzied children who will dream in animation."

Pre-Order at Insound

Against Me! 'Transgender Dysphoria Blues' PRE-ORDER

October is breast cancer awareness month. To support the cause ten bands will be releasing an album on pink vinyl. For every unit sold, $1 will be donated to Gilda’s Club NYC.

Against Me!'s sixth studio album is the intense follow-up to the band's previous full-length White Crosses and stands as another major benchmark for the band and its career spanning 10+ years!  Extremely limited!

Pre-Order at Insound

Insound is having a moving sale, lots of great vinyl deals to be had.  If you want to support the CVR blog, please feel free to do so by clicking on the link and buying some records! 

Vinyl Moving Sale


Heat Leisure III & IV Available For Pre-Order Via ThrillJockey

Heat Leisure is a collective centered around the Carney brothers of Pontiak, Greg Fox and Alexandra Drewchin of Guardian Alien, Steve Strohmeier of Beach House, and Robert J. Otten III. Their music takes a freewheeling approach to psychedelia with obvious nods to Amon Düül II, Can and the Grateful Dead. For this, their second gathering and recording at the Carney’s farm in Virginia, the group recruited the legendary Merry Prankster and Dead associate Ken Babbs, who emceed the Dead’s mythical Veneta, OR gig in 1972 that became Sunshine Daydream, to contribute a shamanistic monologue to “III,” which occupies the first side of this, their first full-length vinyl release. The Carneys approached Babbs about collaborating with Heat Leisure after staying at his Oregon farm on the last Pontiak tour. Heat Leisure’s core principles are spontaneity, serendipity, and collaboration. The band employs frying amp distortion, a signature of Pontiak, as well as an array of drums, synthesizers, samplers, organs and a heavy dose of explorative improvisation by the musicians to create a highly lyrical album.

Heat Leisure was conceived as a multi-media pursuit. While this release, III & IV, is an audio record, Heat Leisure I & II was released in the form of a short film/DVD with an accompanying 7”. The Carneys have said that future incarnations could take any form from performance and paintings, to sculptures or even digital mediums. Very much like the collaborative approach of the musicians to each session, they are keeping it open. I & II was recorded outside on the Carneys’ farm in Virginia, the ensemble improvising live on camera in the field for an afternoon. The film captures the free form interplay of the guitarist and Fox’s driving drums, along with the field’s more typical residents: the farm’s horses. In contrast III & IV was recorded late at night during a three day period during the first week of 2014 in Pontiak’s Studio A, also on their farm, with Lain Carney doing most of the engineering. The session was recorded live to 1” tape, the reel old and decaying, which lead the tape to subtly speed up and slow down as the tape broke down and left residue on the tape heads. This organic effect adds to the woozy, surreal vibe of the music, and could not be replicated in a digital recording.

III & IV is released on LP-only, pressed on virgin vinyl and presented in a jacket with spot UV gloss printing on cover and free download card.  This is a pre-order for October 21st street date.  All orders containing III & IV will ship on or before Oct 21st.

Pre-Order at ThrillJockey


from our friends at Relaspe

Pig Destroyer 'Mass & Volume' Pre-Order

Recorded during the final hours of the sessions for the ‘Phantom Limb’ lp (Decibel Magazine’s #1 record of 2007) ‘Mass & Volume’ finds Pig Destroyer’s typically break neck speed virtually come to a grinding halt.  2 epic songs of crushing doom prove that Pig Destroyer cannot only dominate all other wickedly fast grind bands, but that when Pig Destroyer does slow, they do slow better than anyone else out there.  If Pig Destroyer were to completely change gears and become a full time doom band, they would be the best doom band in the world.  Until then we all have ‘Mass & Volume’ to hold us over.

Super limited edition CD limited to 2000 copies.  Vinyl available in multiple cool colorways!

***Includes a free digital download of the entire album***

Pressing Info:
First Press
3100 x Kelly Green Standard Gram
300 x Doublemint/Swamp Green Merge w/ White, Kelly Green and Coke Bottle Green Splatter Standard Gram *Mailorder Exclusive*
100 x Clear (do not request clear)

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Obituary - The End Complete

The band's third release marks the return of lead gutarist Allen West and it also marks an impressive leap forward in production.  "The End Complete" is arguably the definitive Obituary album as well as being considered by many as the prototypical death metal album!

***Ltd to 1500 pressed on coke bottle clear vinyl***

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The Atlas Moth - The Old Believer

With their third full length album “The Old Believer”, THE ATLAS MOTH are prepared to unleash their most glorious and riveting work yet. An album that sees the band exceeding all previous efforts in a work which takes the entire THE ATLAS MOTH musical paradigm and brings it to new levels unparalleled with more advanced and focused songwriting, production, and overall execution and presentation.

Produced by guitarist/keyboardist Andrew Ragin at Chicago’s Wall To Wall Studios and mixed and mastered by Kyle Spence of HARVEY MILK in Athens Georgia, “The Old Believer” features guest appearances by GOJIRA vocalist Joe Duplantier as well as SUBROSA violinists Kim Pack and Sarah Pendleton.

The 2xLPs and gatefold jacket will be housed in an O-Card outer slip casing and will include an 8 page LP sized book.

10 Test Presses 
100 Fluorescent Orange 
150 Red / White Split
250 White 
500 Black

Order at BrutalPandaRecords



Buy American is the debut full-length album from New Jersey punk trio The Moms! We are very excited to release this album on vinyl and digital formats on September 23.

Vinyl will be in hand and ship out before the release date. Digital and vinyl preorders will get the album delivered into your email inboxes the day it comes out (your choice of MP3 or FLAC).

700 - Red with Blue & White Splatter
300 - Half Red / Half Blue w/ White Splatter on Red Side

Order HERE


Lesser Oceans Vinyl LP Bundle

Available October 14th, reserve your copy of Fences' highly anticipated, debut album Lesser Oceans! Bundle also includes Lesser Oceans pressed onto an exclusive, salmon-colored vinyl, limited to 1000, and not available anywhere else! Vinyl also includes a download card which entitles you to a digital download of the entire album. Order today and you’ll get immediate MP3 downloads of “Arrows” (feat. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis), “Songs About Angels”, and “The Lake”. Explicit Content.

Bundle Includes:
Lesser Oceans Vinyl LP
Immediate MP3 download of "Arrows (feat. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)"
Immediate MP3 download of "Songs About Angels"
Immediate MP3 download of "The Lake"

*ONLINE EXCLUSIVE*   Release Date: October 14, 2014

Pre-Order HERE


from our friends at MusicOnVinyl


Vikings is a Canadian-Irish historical drama television series, written and created by Michael Hirst. Filmed in Ireland, Vikings is inspired by the tales about the Viking Ragnar Lodbrok, one of the best-known mythological Norse heroes and notorious as the scourge of France and England. It portrays Ragnar as a Viking farmer who pioneers the first daring raids into England with the support of fellow warriors, his brother Rollo, and his wife, the shieldmaiden Lagertha.

At its heart, Vikings remains a family saga, following the fortunes of Ragnar, his extended family and the people he represents now that he is an earl. Ragnar's own desire to sail west, to explore new kingdoms, in alliance with King Horik, leads to a storm-tossed landing on the coast of Wessex, an important Saxon kingdom ruled by a king not unlike Ragnar. Season 2 is all about crises: of faith, of power and of relationships. Kingdoms are at stake. Lives are at stake. Love is at stake. And all under the watchful eyes of the gods.

The soundtrack  for Vikings 2 features selections from the original music of the second season of the series composed by award winning Canadian composer Trevor Morris, best know for his work on scores of The Tudors, The Borgias and  Immortals. Morris' score elevates the action and emotion experienced throughout the series. His music is at times dark and brooding to reflect the mystery and danger of the Viking world. Often, it's full of thunderous percussion and brass for scenes of conflict; while it's sensitive and touching to illustrate romance.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert
  • First pressing of 1000 numbered copies on silvery blue vinyl


Follow the Leader is the third studio album by the American nu metal band Korn. Originally released in 1998, the album was produced by Steve Thompson and Toby Wright.

The Family Values Tour promoted the album, along with its five singles. Both "Got the Life" and "Freak on a Leash" charted on various charts."Freak on a Leash" was nominated for nine MTV Video Music Awards, and won for the Best Rock Video award, as well as Best Editing. The music video also won Best Short Form Music Video at the 2000 Grammy Awards.

The critically acclaimed album peaked at number one on four charts, including the Billboard 200. The album received a 5× Platinum certification in the United States. Follow the Leader has sold over 14 million copies worldwide, making it Korn's most successful album. It's often credited with bringing nu metal to the mainstream.

The Music On Vinyl reissue is pressed on 180 gram audiophile vinyl, with the first 2000 copies being individually numbered and pressed on gold colored vinyl.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Printed innersleeves
  • First pressing of 2000 numbered copies on gold coloured vinyl


Earth To Echo is a heartwarming 2014 summer family adventure movie, telling the story of a bunch of young teenage friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys begin receiving a strange series of signals on their phones.

Convinced something bigger is going on, the team set out to look for the source of their phone signals. What they discover is something beyond their wildest imaginations: a small alien who has become stranded on Earth. In need of their help, the four friends come together to protect the alien and help him find his way home. This journey, full of wonder and adventure, is their story, and their secret.

The soundtrack album features the songs from the film by artists such as The Mowgli's, This Will Destroy You, Big Data, Chiddy Bang, Heavy English, Holychild and Breathe Carolina. The record also includes a suite from the movie's original score composed by Joseph Trapanese (known from Oblivion, The Raid and Tron: Uprising).
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert
  • First pressing of 1000 numbered copies on light blue transparent vinyl


Phish to Release A Picture of Nectar on Vinyl


from the great state of illinois:

New Shuga Records Helping To Make Wicker Park a Vinyl Mecca


more from illinois:

The 12 Best Record Stores In Chicago


from the great state of michigan:

Archer Pressing still makes records the old-fashioned way - on vinyl - in Detroit


and in other parts of the world (new zealand to be precise):

Record trade and sale day a hit


for shits and giggles:

Rock Star Yearbook Photos: Jack White, Dave Grohl, Billy Corgan + More


album cover art of the day:

New Album "Bear The Cross" Announced By Soulhealer