Monday, September 29, 2014

New Music Releases - September 30, 2014

1349 - Massive Cauldron of Chaos
A.M. Overcast - Lexicon Palace (colored vinyl)
ABBA - Live At Wembley Arena (2CD) (deluxe edition)
Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues (pink vinyl)
Ani DiFranco -  Allergic to Water
Ausmuteants - Order of Operation (vinyl)
Barry White - 5 Classic Albums
Battlecross - War Of Will (vinyl)
Beach Slang - Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Street
Between The Buried And Me - Future Sequence: Live at the Fidelitorium
Bill Burr - Live At Andrew’s House (vinyl)
Black Crown Initiate - The Wreckage Of Stars
Blake Shelton - Bringing Back The Sunshine
Blink 182 - Neighborhoods (reissue) (vinyl)
Boogarins - As Plantas Que Curam
Boothroyd - Idle Hours (vinyl)
Boyz II Men - Collide
Bryan Adams - Tracks of My Years
Butcher Babies - Uncovered
Capsize - The Angst In My Veins (vinyl)
Christopher Owens - A New Testament
Come The Dawn - Light of the World
Courtney Barnett - The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas (pink vinyl)
Curtin - Doghearted
Dance Gavin Dance - Dance Gavin Dance (vinyl)
Danny Elfman - The Nightmare Before Christmas OST (vinyl)
Dave Koz & Friends - The 25th Of December
Death - Spiritual Healing (vinyl)
Decapitated - Blood Mantra
Dream Theater - Breaking The Fourth Wall (Live From The Boston Opera House)
Electric Wizard - Time To Die
Electric Youth - Innerworld (vinyl)
Emarosa - Emarose/Relativity (vinyl)
Englelbert Humperdinck - Engelbert Calling
Excel - Split Image (reissue)
Finch - Back To Oblivion (vinyl)
Fucked Up - Mix Tape 5
Genesis - R-Kive
Gerard Way - Hesitant Alien
Gerard Way - Hesitant Alien (vinyl)
Gui Boratto - Abaporu (2xLP)
Heart - 5 Classic Albums
Hemingway - Pretend To Care
Hightide Hotel - Naturally
Household - With or Without
ILYA - In Blood
In This Moment - Blood (pink vinyl)
Internal Bleeding - Imperium
Jamie T - Carry On The Grudge
Jamie T. - Carry On The Grudge
Jason Isbell - Southeastern (pink vinyl)
JEFF The Brotherhood - Dig The Classics (EP)
Jeremih - Late Nights: The Album
Jetty Boys - Singles Collection
Jimmy Eat World - Futures (vinyl)
John Southworth - Niagara
Judas Priest - Original Album Classics
Katatonia - Last Fair Day Gone Night (CD/DVD)
Kellie Pickler - The Woman I Am (pink vinyl)
Khold - Til Endes
KISS - Alive: The Millennium Concert (reissue) (vinyl)
KISS - Creatures of the Night (reissue) (vinyl)
Lady Antebellum - 747
Lucinda Williams - Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
Lucius - Wildewoman (reissue) (pink vinyl)
Luke Winslow-King - Everlasting Arms
Luxembourg Signal - Luxembourg Signal (vinyl)
Marmozets - The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets
Marty Stuart - Saturday Night / Sunday Morning
Martyrdod - Elddop (vinyl)
ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES - Are We Not Men? We are Diva! (pink vinyl)
Megadeth - 5 Classic Albums (boxset)
Melissa Etheridge - This is ME
Meshuggah - I (reissue)
Meshuggah - The Ophidian Trek (Blu-ray/DVD/2-CD)
Michael W. Smith & Friends - The Spirit Of Christmas
Minus The Bear - Ice Planet (reissue) (vinyl)
Minus The Bear - They Make Beer Commercials Like This (reissue) (vinyl)
Montibus Communitas - The Pilgrim to the Absolute (vinyl)
Monty Python - Monty Python's Total Rubbish: Super Deluxe
Mr. Big - ...The Stories We Could Tell
Mudvayne - Original Album Classics
Nas - Original Album Classics
Nightbringer - Ego Dominus Tuus
Nonpoint - The Return
Nothing - Guilty Of Everything (pink vinyl)
Notting Hillbillies - Missing: Presumed Having a Good Time (vinyl)
Oasis - What's The Story Morning Glory? (reissue) (vinyl)
Ólöf Arnalds - Palme
Oren Ambarchi - Quixotism
Paul Stanley - Paul Stanley (reissue) (vinyl)
Paul White - Shaker Notes
Peter Criss - Peter Criss (reissue) (vinyl)
Populous - Night Safari
Prince - Art Official Age
Prince - Plectrumelectrum
Puig Destroyer - Puig Destroyer
Ramblin Jack Elliott - Hightone Years
Raul Midón - Don't Hesitate
Ritual Howls - Turkish Leather (vinyl)
Robin Gibb - 50 St. Catherine's Drive
Rocky Gray - Accursed
Sanctuary - The Year The Sun Died
Self Defense Family - Duets
Sick of It All - The Last Act Of Defiance
Sick Of It All - The Last Act Of Defiance
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators - World On Fire (vinyl)
St. Paul and The Broken Bones - Half The City (pink vinyl)
Status Quo - The Frantic Four's Final Fling...
Steve Aoki - Neon Future
Stevie Nicks - 24 Karat Gold - Songs From The Vault (2xLP)
Temples - Sun Structures (pink vinyl)
The Heads - Everybody Knows We Got Nowhere (2xLP)
The History of Apple Pie - Feel Something
The Jayhawks - Rainy Day Music (reissue) (2xLP)
The Jayhawks - Smile (reissue) (2xLP)
The Jayhawks - Sound of Lies (reissue) (2xLP)
The Most Dangerous Animal - Breakfast (vinyl)
The Notting Hillbillies - Missing...Presumed Having a Good Time (vinyl)
The Rural Alberta Advantage - Mended With Gold (vinyl)
The Vaselines - V for Vaselines
Tim Gane - Kollektion 01: Sky Records Compiled by Tim Gane: Volume A (vinyl)
Tim Gane - Kollektion 01: Sky Records Compiled by Tim Gane: Volume B (vinyl)
Torch Runner - Endless Nothing
Touche Amore - Live On BBC Radio 1: Vol. 2
Tove Lo - Queen Of The Clouds
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - Gone Girl Soundtrack
Trigger Hippy - Trigger Hippy
TV On the Radio - Seeds
Various Artists - Frozen OST (vinyl)
Various Artists - My Little Pony OST (vinyl)
Wampire - Bazaar (vinyl)
Weedeater - Sixteen Tons (reissue)
Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright In The End
Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright in the End (vinyl)
Witch Mountain - Mobile of Angels
Wu-Tang Clan - Iron Flag (reissue) (vinyl)
Yelle - Complètement Fou
yMusic - Balance Problems

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at NewOnVinyl


Thirteenth Step is the second studio album by A Perfect Circle. The American Rock super group formed in 1999 by guitarist Billy Howerdel and Tool vocalist Maynard James Keenan.

Originally released in 2003, Thirteenth Step sold well, charting at the number 2 position on the Billboard 200 in its premiere week and staying on the charts for 78 weeks. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA. Following the release of the album, the band toured throughout the U.S., Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Three singles were released from the album, “Weak and Powerless”, which topped both the Mainstream Rock Tracks and Modern Rock Tracks, followed by “The Outsider” and “Blue” which also charted on the respective charts.

The reissue of this critically acclaimed album is pressed on 180 gram audiophile vinyl, with the first 1500 copies being individually numbered and pressed on yellow/red mixed vinyl.

Buy at NewOnVinyl


Recorded September 20, 1963, at the Monterey Jazz Festival, this set featured Miles’ new quintet, with George Coleman, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams. This group, minus Coleman and with the addition of Wayne Shorter, would soon go on to make some of the most highly regarded jazz LPs of all-time. This smoking set, which features a wonderful rendition of “So What” is presented here in a limited edition of 300 hand-numbered copies on solid grey vinyl with yellow splatter in a transparent sleeve.

Buy at NewOnVinyl


The King made his television debut on the legendary Louisiana Hayride, March 3, 1955. Running through his classic tunes in fine fashion, this edition is presented in a limited edition of 300 hand-numbered copies on clear yellow vinyl with multicolor splatter in a transparent sleeve.

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Recorded in 1963 at Miami’s Harlem Square Club, this stunning live date from the great Sam Cooke went unreleased for years because his label thought it was too raw and raucous, a complaint that hardly seems fair today as this is now known as one of the great live albums of all-time. Presented here in a limited edition of 300 copies on clear vinyl with green and yellow splatter in a transparent sleeve.

Buy at NewOnVinyl


the latest from DeathWaltz


Death Waltz Recording Company are proud to present Jeff Grace’s score to THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, Ti West’s acclaimed shocker that homages and celebrates films from one of the true golden ages of horror cinema. Coming from the same kind of place as THE OMEN and ROSEMARY’S BABY, the film has a certain period aesthetic that is reflected in its brooding and slow-burning score. Whilst it starts with an electric guitar and synth piece that immediately sets the mood and the time, Grace’s score doesn’t immediately hit you over the head, instead building itself up over time and increasing intensity while always being absolutely unsettling.
The score begins in a minimalistic way, with delicate piano providing an eerie and foreboding presence. There are flashes of beauty amongst the sinister, with a solo violin providing a brief but exceptional moment of escape, but even that feels uncomfortable. Things start to heat up soon after, with the introduction of frantic strings to jolt you before Grace opens up with massive synths and insectoid violins in a glorious moment of musical confrontation, and from there on you’re in for a terrifying treat, with a final act that cements the score as a modern classic. This is a house you’ll want to return to again and again.

180g red vinyl housed in a heavyweight 350 GSM sleeve with sleevenotes by Jeff Grace. Comes with a poster of the cover art.

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Vampyr - Death & Vanilla.

Very proud to have some of this to distribute through DW , One of the most beautiful re-scores we’ve ever heard and a stunning piece of music in it’s own right. The perfect record to listen to late at night with the lights out.

Psychedelic dreampop group Death and Vanilla, returns with their second release for Kalligrammofon, a 2 x vinyl-LP edition of Vampyr, a live recording capturing a semi-improvised performance made during the screening of Carl Theodor Dreyers classic horror movie Vampyr (1932) at Fantastisk Filmfestival in Lund 2012.09.23 (*D2: recorded during the “Vampyr”-rehearsals).Typically a duo, this particular recording finds the group fleshed out to a quintet with organs, glockenspiel, vibraphonette, moog, samples, bass, guitar and zither. The album is slow to unfurl and carefully executed, brilliantly evoking it’s grim subject matter and ominous tone.Originally released as a cassette on Moon Glyph in 2013, Kalligrammofon is proud to present Vampyr in a re-mastered and expanded edition featuring 9 minutes of previously unreleased rehearsal recordings.

One off repress of 299 copies on red vinyl comes with a 630×630 mm foldout poster artwork by Amanda de Frumiere.

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Jimmy Eat World - Futures 2XLP

Giving Jimmy Eat World's Futures the full SRCHIFI treatment includes audiophile-level pressing and premium packaging providing fans with a genuine experience. Mastered by audiophile engineer, Kevin Gray, and pressed as a 180 gram 33 1/3 RPM BLUE double vinyl by Pallas in Germany, the album includes the vinyl bonus track, Shame. Futures art will be displayed to its full capacity throughout a matte triple panel gatefold jacket with spot UV and accompanied by an 11 x 22 insert.

Vinyl Info:
- 180G double LP audiophile pressing by Pallas
- Exclusive Blue color discs
- Matte triple gatefold jacket with 11x22 Insert
- Remastered from the highest quality 16/44.1khz recordings and mastered at 33 1/3 RPM by Kevin Gray
- Includes bonus track, "Shame"

Order at ShopRadioCast


'PRE-SALE' WARNING SIGN original soundtrack 

 Red & White Splatter 

Invada Records Proudly presents the release of a Synth-Heavy Score from one of the Industry's most Creative Composers; Craig Safan's music to the 1985 20th Century Fox Science Fiction Thriller.

Famous for his score to the timeless classic The Last Star Fighter, as well as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Part IV and (amazingly) the hit series Cheers!

Safan's film music is notable for its clever use of electronics, and Warning Sign is no different. Recorded using a Synclavier Synthesizer - an incredibly expensive piece of kit at the time - the score is fully electronic but no less effective than his orchestral work, and provides an entertaining and futuristic soundscape for the story of a man-made virus that is accidentally released into its laboratory, turning its workers into zombies.

Due to the science fiction and horror overtones, the Synclavier creates an appropriate atmosphere which Safan layers with different effects, from an electric piano that illustrates a desolate location in the film's early stages to the use of metallic effects as percussion for the chemically-affected staff. Safan weaves dissonant sounds to suggest chaos and paranoia, and innovatively synthesises human voices to convey a sense of tortured souls to those infected. What follows is an intense score where the foreboding turns to reality with an eerie and uncomfortable texture, broken only by a beautiful and warm melody for the resolution and end credits, where all is well.

Following on from dark and intense soundtracks such as Cliff Martinez's Drive, and Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury's DROKK, Invada Records presents Warning Sign in a new special edition that features an expanded version of Craig Safan's original 1985 LP program, along with 15 unreleased cues presented as bonus tracks.

The release features new artwork by Marc Bessant (Portishead / DROKK etc), liner notes by Craig Safan himself plus George Ginn (Legendary 84 year old owner of the UKs oldest soundtrack store ‘The Record Album’ ) presenting a comprehensive package befitting one of the scores that was an important part of the 80s craze of electronic film music.
  • 29 tracks of Synth heavyness over 2 pieces of vinyl 
  • Includes 15 unreleased cues presented as bonus tracks 
  • Liner notes by Craig Safan / George Ginn from Record Album (specialist soundtrack store)
  • Comes with download card 
  • Remastered at Optimum Mastering
Order HERE


from our friends at Relapse

Usnea - Random Cosmic Violence

USNEA’s Relapse debut ‘Random Cosmic Violence’ is a 4 song masterpiece.  Blending the sounds of the doom forefathers like Disembowelment and My Dying Bride with the gritty sludge of High On Fire, USNEA have created a classic of the new millennium.  Pulsating with tribal intensity, ‘Random Cosmic Violence’ is one of those rare records that elevates itself above the boundaries that its genre typically self-imposes.  Yes, this is a mighty heavy piece of sludgey doom, but the musicality and songcraft exhibited throughout the entirety of ‘Random Cosmic Violence’ immediately place USNEA not just at the forefront of the blossoming American doom scene, but at the tops of heavy music altogether.

Pressing Info: 
First Press 
900 x Black Standard Gram 
500 x Bone White / Blue Merge Standard Gram *Mailorder Exclusive* 
100 x Clear (do not request clear)

***Exclusively available through***

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Monty Python's Total Rubbish - The Complete Collection (9CD)

Following the release of Monty Python Sings (again), the Pythons also unveil a career spanning box set entitled Monty Python's Total Rubbish: The Complete Collection. Monty Python's nine UK albums 'Monty Python's Flying Circus', 'Another Monty Python Record', 'Monty Python's Previous Record', 'Matching Tie and Handkerchief', 'Live at Drury Lane', 'Holy Grail', 'Life of Brian', 'Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album' and 'The Meaning Of Life' - are united for the first time to create the ultimate collectors' edition purchase. Both CD and LP releases also include a limited edition 7'' Single of their 1974 flexi-disc 'Monty Python's Tiny Black Round Thing'

Highly recommended listening!  Pick up your set HERE


with vinyl taking off the way it is, (LP sales grew 43 percent in the first half of 2014!!) how they keep up is anyone's guess! - super well-written piece from the

Pressing plants feel the strain with vinyl records back in the groove


‘Tales From Beyond The Pale’ Stories Coming To Vinyl


Tears For Fears to reissue Songs From The Big Chair on 180 Gram Vinyl


from our neighbors to the north:

Local indy record shops make buying music social again


World Exclusive: Black Sabbath to record new album - Ozzy reveals that the Godfathers of Metal will make one more album, and undertake one final world tour.


as always, all lists are subjective, but for shits and giggles and for the sake of arguement:

All 87 Led Zeppelin Songs, Ranked - Every song ever recorded by Zep, listed from worst to first


for even more shits and giggles:

Swedish Scientists Hide Bob Dylan Lyrics in Scholarly Articles - the winner of a competition to see who hides the most lyrics before retirement gets lunch


13 Hidden Images On Classic Album Covers


album cover art of the day:

Zero Down Reveals Album Details

Friday, September 26, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

latest editions to the CVR record collection:

The Best Of The Animals On 180 Gram Vinyl

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the British Invasion, ABKCO Records will release clear vinyl edition of The Best Of The Animals on August 12. This title is now added to ABKCO’s Clearly Classic series, which saw the release of six clear vinyl Rolling Stones titles over the last few years. It will be pressed on 180 gram vinyl with original art. Lacquers were cut by Carl Rowatti at Trutone Mastering from high resolution audio sources mastered at Gateway Mastering.

Fronted by charismatic lead singer Eric Burdon, The Animals exploded onto the world stage in 1964 with their transatlantic No. 1 hit “House of the Rising Sun.” Straddling the line between hard-edged blues and Brill Building pop, the group from Newcastle enjoyed a swath of top 20 singles under the guidance of producer Mickie Most, including “I’m Crying,” “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” and “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place.” Recorded entirely within a scant 20-month period ending in September of 1965, The Best of The Animals includes all the aforementioned hits as well as timeless gems such as “It’s My Life,” and “Animalized”, renditions of Chuck Berry’s “Around And Around” and Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home To Me.” All of The Best of The Animals tracks were also produced by Mickie Most.

 “For me the release of The Best of The Animals on vinyl is a journey back to a working world that doesn’t exist anymore,” said Eric Burdon, who is ecstatic about the upcoming release. “This is the way that all of those songs were originally intended to be heard. I am happy to see more and more young people discover the joy of putting on a record – and the elders rediscovering the thrill of the needle setting down into those grooves.” Burdon then vividly described the organic nature of the recording process in the 60s. “The Animals were a live, living band, coming off of the road and completing an album in two days and then going back on the road again. The moment was captured on quarter inch tape and now it’s returned to you in its original form, 50 years later. Enjoy the trip down memory lane!”
  • All tracks produced by Mickie Most, 1964-1965
  • The Best of The Animals was originally released in 1987
  • Mastered by Adam Ayan, Gateway Mastering
  • Lacquer cutting by Carl Rowatti, Trutone Mastering
Side 1
 House Of The Rising Sun
 I’m Crying
 Baby Let Me Take You Home
 Around And Around
 Talkin’ Bout You
 Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
 Boom Boom

Side 2
 We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
 I’m In Love Again
 Bury My Body
 Gonna Send You Back To Walker
 Story Of Bo Diddley
 It’s My Life
 Bring It On Home To Me

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Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (Vinyl)

It's the rare greatest-hits album that takes on a life of its own. Generally, best-of collections are superseded by updated retrospectives. Hot Rocks 1964-1971 is the exception to the rule: a classic comprised of classics. Originally released in December 1971, this two-LP set is the Rolling Stones' first anthology and one of the band's all-time best sellers. Upon release, it remained on the Billboard album chart for an amazing 243 consecutive weeks with the highest chart position reaching #4. Hot Rocks has been certified 12X platinum by the RIAA. The album carries most of the band's biggest hits; the 21 tracks featured represent seven years of dizzying growth. While the emphasis is on the hits, Hot Rocks also includes several iconic album tracks such as "Play With Fire," "Under My Thumb" and "Gimme Shelter."

This gives listeners a well-rounded impression of The Rolling Stones' music and their ever evolving sound during this critical period. You hear them change from a loud R&B-inspired rock ‘n’ roll band covering their mentor’s hits and making them their own, such as Erma Thomas’ "Time Is on My Side," to true musical innovators with breakthroughs like "(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction," "Get Off of My Cloud," "19th Nervous Breakdown" and, finally, into self-actualized, rebel-poets with "Jumpin' Jack Flash," and "Midnight Rambler." From "Time is on My Side" through "Let's Spend the Night Together," on to Sticky Fingers' "Brown Sugar" and "Wild Horses," Hot Rocks 1964-1971 never lets up! The album tracks were produced by Andrew Loog Oldham, Jimmy Miller, The Rolling Stones and Glyn Johns. Hot Rocks 1964-1971 garnered 11 Top Ten U.S. and U.K. hits and 7 No.1 hit singles.

Track Listing:
 LP 1 Side 1
 Time Is On My Side
 Heart Of Stone
 Play With Fire
 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
 As Tears Go By
 Get Off My Cloud

 LP 1 Side 2
 Mother's Little Helper
 19th Nervous Breakdown
 Paint It, Black
 Under My Thumb
 Ruby Tuesday
 Let's Spend The Night Together

 LP 2 Side 3
 Jumpin' Jack Flash
 Street Fighting Man
 Sympathy For The Devil
 Honky Tonk Women
 Gimme Shelter

 LP 2 Side 4
 Midnight Rambler (Live)
 You Can't Always Get What You Want
 Brown Sugar
 Wild Horses

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from our friends at OmnivoreRecordings

The Posies Failure Available On Green Vinyl Via Omnivore Recordings

The Posies’ 1988 debut is back and bigger than ever!

Little did Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow know that when they dropped off their cassette to Scott McCaughey (R.E.M., The Minus 5), the clerk at their favorite record store (who happened to do A&R for the indie label PopLlama), that a power-pop dynasty would begin.

Originally released by the band on cassette, then issued on LP (with one track removed for the then-current time constraints), and later on CD, Failure set the independent music world on fire. Omnivore Recordings is proud to reissue this landmark album, complete with eight bonus tracks, including one available for the first time.

Housed in a digipak, Failure contains the original 12 songs, plus bonus material from the highly sought after and out of print 2000 box set At Least At Last, as well tracks from the Spanish only 15th anniversary edition—plus, one track recently located in The Posies’ extensive archives. The booklet contains press clippings and essays from 1988, as well as updated messages from McCaughey and the band.

This 2014 edition sees the original 12-track playlist restored and available on vinyl for the first time since its original issue (and cut by Kevin Gray). The LP (initial pressing on colored vinyl) also includes a download card for the entire CD program.

While Auer and Stringfellow have continued on—whether as members of the reunited Big Star, as The Posies and as solo artists—the journey began at Failure. Step back in time and hear the future.

Contains 8 bonus tracks, including 1 available for the first time anywhere.

Get it at OmnivoreRecordings


Thom Yorke's New LP Available

Tomorrow's Modern Boxes is a new eight-track record from Thom Yorke.

A record born of silver darkness, pressed onto heavyweight 180g white vinyl completed with undersize 75mm centre labels, housed within heavy white board inner and outer sleeves.

These are printed with a metallic silver laminate then multi-tone black and a striking neon green; the whole is enclosed in a bespoke anti-static shield bag - a metallised laminated material usually used by the electronics industry for protecting components from electrostatic interference. The bag is printed with neon green on both sides, and has a resealable grip closure.

 1. a brain in a bottle
 2. guess again!
 3. interference
 4. the mother lode

 5. truth ray
 6. there is no ice (for my drink)
 7. pink section
 8. nose grows some



upcoming releases from our friends at MusicOnVinyl


Produced by Terry Knight, Closer To Home is Grand Funk Railroad's third studio album, and was released in 1970. The album reached Gold record status the same year, making it the group's third Gold record in one year. The album's inside artwork shows a live photo of the band performing at Madison Square Garden in February 1970.

Closer To Home was the record that really broke them through to the commercially successful level of Metal masters such as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Rather than rushing headlong into their typical hard, heavy, and overamplified approach, Grand Funk Railroad began expanding their production values.

Most evident is the inclusion of strings, the acoustic opening on the disc's lead off cut, "Sins a Good Man's Brother," as well as the comparatively mellow "Mean Mistreater."  But the boys had far from gone soft. The majority of Closer To Home is filled with the same straight-ahead rock & roll that had composed their previous efforts.  180 gram audiophile vinyl and gate fold sleeve


One of the artists who defined Memphis Soul and put Stax Records on the map, Rufus Thomas is known for liking his R&B hard-edged, gritty and earthy. That approach served him impressively well on his debut album Walking The Dog.

In contrast to the sleeker, more elaborate production style favored by Motown, Rufus Thomas rejects Pop elements altogether and thrives on rawness on his hits "Walking The Dog" and "The Dog" as well as inspired versions of "Land Of 1000 Dances" (which became a major hit for Wilson Pickett), Lee Dorsey's "Ya Ya" and John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom".

The title track became his biggest hit. The song was covered by The Rolling Stones in 1964. Many other artists have covered the song, including Aerosmith, Roger Daltrey, Green Day, The Flamin' Groovies, The Sonics, The Trashmen and more.  180 gram audiophile vinyl and insert


Hasheeda  is the second album by Dutch group The Treble Spankers, released in 1996. Following the success of Pulp Fiction and an "easy tune" hype, The Treble Spankers got massive airplay with the single "Red Hot Navigator" on Dutch national radio.

These musical omnivores didn't  care a rap for trends and externals. They provided magnificent songs by diverse artists such as Kraftwerk, Herb Alpert and 2 Unlimited with new energy. Casually, they added a few classics to music history by means of their own brilliant compositions. Their music is rebellious, and as mysterious as the swamps of Sumatra, and expresses the mysticism of the American Indians.

Between 1993 and 1996, The Treble Spankers played over 500 shows in Europe. The band played a packed Roskilde tent at the Pinkpop festival in front of 10,000 jumping fans and the album Hasheeda ended up selling an impressive 20,000 copies in the Netherlands only. Former band members are now active in The Phantom Four and Los Tiki Boys. 18 years after its original release, the album is reissued on 180 gram audiophile vinyl with insert!


from our friends at Relapse

Broughton's Rules 'Anechoic Horizon' Pre-Order

Pittsburgh instrumental post-rock combo BROUGHTON’S RULES (members of the late-great Don Caballero) return to the fold with their majestic sophomore album Anechoic Horizon.  Recorded by Justin Pizzoferrato (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, etc) Anechoic Horizon is a densely lush record full of dramatic peaks and valleys. Rarely does an instrumental post-rock record come along that is as expressive as this. BROUGHTON’S RULES are a band of veteran musicians and Anechoic Horizon is a clear exhibition of them at the top of their game.

Pressing Info:
First Press
500 x Black Standard Gram
100 x Clear (do not request clear)

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

Pre-Order at Relapse


Metallica Announce Record Store Black Friday Release

Metallica has just announced a limited edition vinyl release of their new single called “Lords of Summer” for Record Store Day Black Friday 2014 (November 28th). Side A features “First Pass” studio version of “Lords Of Summer”and a previously unreleased live version recorded at the Rock In Rome Sonisphere Festival on July 1st, 2014. Side B is a laser etching of the Metallica “M” logo.


well, they think so anyway....

Urban Outfitters Now The World’s Biggest Seller Of Vinyl Records - The people buying vinyl grew up with Spotify, Pandora, and Napster


Luaka Bop announce two massive vinyl box sets reissuing every record by Nigerian synth enigma William Onyeabor


The 35 coolest, most beautiful vinyl releases of 2014 so far - Must-have, eye-wateringly cool records


Five Best Record of the Month Clubs: a Lazy Way to Start Your Vinyl Collection

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ask Mr. Music by Jerry Osborne


DEAR JERRY: A fellow in Wales sent me an audio disc he burned from a cassette recorded at a Connie Francis concert she did in the UK, probably not too long ago. 

I especially enjoyed the portion of her show featuring a medley a some of her oldies but goodies. It is fairly long as medleys normally go. 

Unfortunately the sender didn't provide specific titles of the songs. There are obvious ones of course, but also several that I can't properly identify. 

It's a long shot, but can you find out more about this part of her performance. It begins with "Stupid Cupid" and ends it with a couple of her Italian songs. 
—Pauline Chambers, Vineland, N.J. 

DEAR PAULINE: Thanks to your excellent clues, this long shot was merely a short shot.

In order heard, here are the 14 tunes in what is indeed a lengthy medley, running over 22 minutes, nearly half of the entire concert:

"Stupid Cupid" (1958); "Lipstick on Your Collar" (1959); "Robot Man" (1960); "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" (1960); "Vacation" (1962); "Among My Souvenirs" (1959); "Don't Break the Heart That Loves You" (1962); "Carolina Moon" (1959); "My Happiness" (1958); "Together" (1961); "Who's Sorry Now" (1958); "Where the Boys Are" (1960); "Al Di La" (1962); and "Mama" (1960).

If "Robot Man" is one of the tunes you didn't recognize, that's because it was never issued as a single in the U.S.

Connie once explained to me that, for the American release of "Mama," she had to choose between two songs she had in the can: "Robot Man" and "Teddy." She wasn't real crazy about either number, but disliked "Teddy" less than "Robot Man," and that's why there was no U.S. single of "Robot Man."

We simply did not agree on "Robot Man." She thought it was silly, but I liked it a lot and felt it to be very commercial, especially at the dawn of the space age.

"Teddy," written by Paul Anka, did okay, reaching No. 17 on Billboard and No. 31 on Cash Box.

Meanwhile, "Robot Man" was a smash hit in every country where it was issued. In England it peaked on the New Musical Express chart at No. 3.

Because this concert took place in England, reportedly at the London Palladium, Connie acquiesced and included "Robot Man" in the set.

Stateside, Jamie Horton's waxing of "Robot Man" (Joy 241) became a regional hit in 1960.

As for the other stray in the herd, "Carolina Moon," this is the flip side of "Stupid Cupid," and also appeared on some of the national charts.

DEAR JERRY: Maybe if the television producers read your column they will eventually begin identifying the recordings they use, but that won't help me now. But you can. 

On Showtime's hit series, "Nurse Jackie," the season two finale ends with Edie Falco (Jackie) saying "blow me," and a song begins as the credits roll. 

Name that tune and I'll go get it! 
—Ritchie Mescudi, Reno, Nev. 

DEAR RITCHIE: Many folks refer to this song as "You Make Me Nervous," but it really is just "Nervous," and is by Melissa Etheridge.

Issued in 2010, the same year as "Nurse Jackie" wrapped up season two, "Nervous" is one of the tracks on the "Fearless Love" album (Mercury 602527326429).

Now go get it.

IZ ZAT SO? Edie Falco has been nominated 52 times, with 20 wins!

Among those are Prime Time Emmys; Golden Globes; Screen Actors Guild Awards; Satellite Awards; and even a Tony Award.

Most of these are for her work as Carmela Soprano on "The Sopranos" (1999-2007) or as "Nurse Jackie" (2009-2014).

It is a certainty that there will be more awards in the years ahead.

On another front, Edie Falco and Stephen Wallem (Thor Lundgren on "Nurse Jackie") headlined their own Broadway cabaret show in 2011.

Cleverly titled "The Other Steve and Edie," their concerts revealed a little-known fact — this Soprano can really sing!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New Music Releases - October 2014

October 7

A Winged Victory for the Sullen - Atomos
Alex & Sierra - It's About Us
Ali Campbell - Silhouette
Alive Like Me - Only Forever
Allo Darlin' - We Come From The Same Place
Alunah - Awakening The Forest
Bass Drum of Death - Rip This
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn - Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Body Count - Body Count (reissue) (vinyl)
Bonobo - The North Borders Tour Live
Caribou - Our Love
Dark Blue - Pure Reality
Dinosaur Feathers - Control
Ex Hex - Rips
Exotype - Exotype
Field Report - Marigolden
Flying Lotus - You're Dead!
Frank Sinatra - Come Fly With Me (reissue) (vinyl)
Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours (reissue) (vinyl)
Frank Sinatra - This Is Sinatra (reissue) (vinyl)
Frank Sinatra - Vegas (reissue) (vinyl)
Godflesh - A World Lit Only By Fire
Golliwogs (early CCR) - Fight Fire: The Complete Recordings 1964-1967
Gormathon - Following The Beast
Hal Ketchum - I'm The Troubadour
High Ends - Super Class
Holly Johnson - Europa
Hozier - Hozier
Hungry Cloud Darkening - Glossy Recall
Ice-T - Greatest Hits
Iceage - Plowing Into The Field Of Love
Jackson Browne - Standing In The Breach
James Lee Stanley - Apocaloptimist
Jason Aldean - Old Boots, New Dirt
Jessica Campbell - III
Jim Brickman - On A Winter's Night: The Songs And Spirit Of Christmas
Johnny Marr - Playland
Keyshia Cole - Point Of No Return
Lo-Pan - Colossus
Marianne Faithfull - Give My Love to London (vinyl)
Mark-Almond - Mark-Almond
Michael Stanley - Coming Up For Air (reissue)
Michael Stanley - Eighteen Down (reissue)
Michael Stanley Band - Fourth & Ten (remastered)
Michael Stanley Band - Heartland (remastered)
Minus the Bear - Lost Loves
Modern Vices - Modern Vices
Nelson Riddle - Batman - TV Original TV Soundtrack
New Found Glory - Resurrection
Orange Goblin - Back From The Abyss
Ozzy Osbourne - Memoirs Of A Madman (CD/2-DVD)
Peaking Lights - Cosmic Logic
Philip Selway - Weatherhouse (reissue) (vinyl)
Shalamar - Complete Solar Hit Singles Collection
Shelby Lynn - I Am Shelby Lynne (deluxe edition CD/DVD)
Sivu - Something On High
Sixx: A.M. - Modern Vintage
Stench - Venture
Stevie Nicks - 24 Karat Gold - Songs From The Vault
The Barr Brothers - Sleeping Operator
The Francesco Artusato Project - Our Dying Sun
Tinashe - Aquarius
Underworld - Dubnobasswithmyheadman (remastered) (reissue) (vinyl)
Various Artists - Celebrating Jon Lord (tribute concert)
Vashti Bunyan - Heartleap
Wampire - Bazaar
Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright In The End
Whispers - Complete Solar Hit Singles Collection
Winterfylleth - The Divination of Antiquity
Yellowcard - Lift A Sail
Zola Jesus - Taiga

October 14

Absolutely Free - Absolutely Free
Alexisonfire - Vinyl Box Set
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness - Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
Angaleena Presley - American Middle Class
Ani DiFranco - Allergic To Water
Baptists - Bloodmines
Beastmilk - Use Your Deluge
Bing & Ruth - Tomorrow Was The Golden Age
Bleach Everything / Vors - split 7"
Bob Seger - Ride Out
Brick - Summer Heat / After 5
Calm Hatchery - Fading Reliefs
Climates - Body Clocks
Cypress Hill - Essential Cypress Hill
Dean Martin - Essential Dean Martin
Death - Symbolic (vinyl)
Diana Ross - Complete Motown Album Collection
Diana Ross - Eaten Alive (2 CD deluxe edition)
Diana Ross - Red Hot Rhythm & Blues (2 CD deluxe edition)
Diana Ross - Ross (expanded edition)
Diana Ross - Silk Electric (expanded edition)
Diana Ross - Swept Away (2 CD deluxe edition)
Diana Ross - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Eden Circus - Marula
Exodus - Blood in Blood Out
Favorite Weapon - Sixty Saragossa
Fences - Lesser Oceans
Fit For A King - Slave To Nothing
Florida Georgia Line - Anything Goes
For All I Am - No Home
Foreigner - The Complete Atlantic Studio Albums 1977-1991
Foxygen  -...And Star Power
Frazey Ford - Indian Ocean
Gideon - Calloused
Hang The Bastard - Sex In The Seventh Circle
House Of Lightning - Lightworker
Idina Menzel  Holiday Wishes
Inter Arma - The Cavern
Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden (reissue) (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - Killers (reissue) (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - Purgatory (reissue) (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills (reissue) (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - Running Free (reissue) (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast (reissue) (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - Twilight Zone/Wrath Child (reissue) (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - Women In Uniform (reissue) (vinyl)
Itasca - Unmoored By The Wind
James Gang - Bang Miami
Jessie J - Sweet Talker
Kele Okereke - Trick
Kevin Morby - Still Life
Kindness - Otherness
Kinks - Essential
Kruger - Adam and Steve
Last Ex - Last Ex
Like Monroe - Things We Think, But Never Speak Out
Maggie Björklund - Shaken
Mark Lanegan Band - Phantom Radio
Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne - I Line My Days Along Your Weight
Marvin Gaye - Complete Motown Album Collection
Mary Lambert - Heart On My Sleeve
Meatbodies - Meatbodies
Meatloaf - Icon
Melvins - Hold It In
Mercyful Fate - Return Of The Vampire (reissue) (vinyl)
Mercyful Fate - The Beginning (reissue) (vinyl)
Necrowretch - Even Death May Die (7")
Nico & Vinz - Black Star Elephant
Obliterations - Poison Everything
OK Go - Hungry Ghosts
Old Lines - No Child Left Behind
Pharmakon - Bestial Burden
Pig Destroyer - Mass & Volume
Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (2 CD/DVD)
Purge - Sewage (7")
Revocation - Deathless
Rings Of Saturn - Lugal Ki En
Rory Gallagher - Irish Tour Special Edition
Rosetta - Flies To Flame
Sanctuary - The Year The Sun Died
Scar Symmetry - The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity)
Self Defense Family - Indoor Wind Chimes (7")
Spandau Ballet - Story: The Very Best of
Starkill - Virus Of The Mind
Stars - No One Is Lost
The Acacia Strain - Coma Witch
The Game - Year Of The Wolf
Today Is The Day - Animal Mother
UB40 - Silhouette
Various Artists - The Westbound Sound: Detroit Soul 1969-1975
We Were Promised Jetpacks - Unravelling
You+Me - Rose Ave

October 21

Alice Cooper - Raise the Dead - Live from Wacken
Andrew St. James - The Shakes
Annie Lennox - Nostalgia
Ben Howard - I Forget Where We Were
Billy Idol - Kings & Queens of the Underground
Caught On Tape - Full Bleed
Charli XCX - Sucker
Cold War Kids - Hold My Home
Dennis DeYoung - ...And The Music Of Styx Live In Los Angeles (2CD/DVD)
Diana Krall - Wallflower
Doomsday Student - A Walk Through Hysteria Park
Eliot Bronson - Eliot Bronson
Elliott Brood - Work And Love
Emigrate - Silent So Long
Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways
Harold Melvin - Blue Album
Hollies - 50 at Fifty
Jeff the Brotherhood - Dig The Classics (EP)
Jenn Grant - Compostela
Jessie Ware - Tough Love
Kingdom Of Giants - Ground Culture
Little Big Town - Pain Killer
Malo - Malo
Mannheim Steamroller - 30/40
Neil Diamond - Melody Road
Oozing Wound - Earth Suck
Primus - Primus & The Chocolate Factory
Rick Astley - Whenever You Need Somebody
Scott Walker and Sunn O))) - Soused
Seals and Crofts - One on One: Songs From the Original Motion Picture
Set It Off - Duality
Slipknot - .5: The Gray Chapter
T.I. - Paperwork
The Body / Sandworm - Split LP
The Budos Band - Burnt Offering
Thurston Moore - The Best Day
Transit - Joyride
Various Artists - Footloose
Wham - Final
Wrekmeister Harmonies - Then It All Came Down
Xerxes - Collision Blonde

October 28

Abysmal Dawn - Obsolescence
Anaal Nathrakh - Desideratum
Annihilated - XIII Steps To Ruination
As Blood Runs Black - Ground Zero
At The Gates - At War With Reality
Atriarch - An Unending Pathway
Author & Punisher - Drone Machines (vinyl)
Barry Manilow - My Dream Duets
Beyond Creation - Earthborn Evolution
Black Map - …And We Explode
Black Milk Shares - If There's A Hell Below
Black Veil Brides - Black Veil Brides
Cradle Of Filth - The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh (reissue) (vinyl)
Cradle Of Filth - V Empire Or Dark Faerytales In Phallustein (reissue) (vinyl)  
Creepers - Lush
Crobot - Legend Of The Spaceborne Killer
Dan Bodan  Soft
Daniel Lanois - Flesh And Machine
Devin Townsend - Z² (2-CD)
Dillon Francis - Money Sucks, Friends Rule
Dionne Warwick - Feels So Good
Ex Cops - Daggers
Flaming Lips - With a Little Help From My Fwends (vinyl)
Generation Of Vipers - Coffin Wisdom
Grouper - Ruins
Hideous Divinity - Cobra Verde
I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - Dust
Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes To Midnight (reissue) (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - Aces High (reissue) (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - Flight Of Icarus (reissue) (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - Live After Death (reissue) (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind (reissue) (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - Powerslave (reissue) (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills (reissue) (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - Running Free (reissue) (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - The Trooper (reissue) (vinyl)
Jane Siberry - Consider the Lily
Jerry Garcia - Garcialive 5: December 31st 1975 Keystone Berkeley
Jerry Lee Lewis - Rock & Roll Time (vinyl)
Kenny G - Brazilian Nights
Kylesa - Spiral Shadow (Limited Edition Vinyl) (Season Of Mist)
Kylie Minogue - Enjoy Yourself: Deluxe Edition
Kylie Minogue - Kylie: Deluxe Edition
Kylie Minogue - Kylie: Special Edition
Kylie Minogue - Let's Get to It: Deluxe Edition
Kylie Minogue - Rhythm of Love: Deluxe Edition
Lagwagon - Hang
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (reissue) (vinyl)
Led Zeppelin - IV (reissue) (vinyl)
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter V
Live - The Turn
Medicine - Home Everywhere
Mono - Rays Of Darkness
Mono - The Last Dawn
Mouse On Mars - 21 Again
Mysteries - New Age Music Is Here
Necrophagia - WhiteWorm Cathedral
Nero Di Marte - Derivae
Nightbringer - Earthborn Evolution
Northlane - Singularity (deluxe edition)
Obisidian Kingdom - Mantiis
Obituary - Inked In Blood
Obliterations - Poison Everything
Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen - Kiasmos
Pianos Become The Teeth - Keep You
Run The Jewels - RTJ2
She & Him - Classics
Sister Sin - Black Lotus
Stalley - Ohio
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - The Complete Epic Recordings Collection
Sylvie Simmons - Sylvie
Taylor Swift - 1989
Tear Out The Heart - Dead, Everywhere
The Crown - Headhunter (7")
The Twilight Sad - Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave
Theophilus London - Vibes!
Unearth - Watchers of Rule
Vesania - Deus Ex Machina
Vomit Fist - Vomit Fist
Who - Who Hits 50
Wish - Wish (EP)
Witchrider - Unmountable Stairs
Wizard Rifle - Here In The Deadlights
Yusef / Cat Stevens - Tell 'Em I'm Gone

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Metallica 'Death Magnetic' (Deluxe Edition) On Sale

The deluxe vinyl edition consists of five 45-RPM LPs. 180-gram black vinyl in a Stoughton box that includes a lithograph as well as a bonus audio CD. Just as U2 re-embraced their essential U2-ness post-Pop, this album is Metallica becoming Metallica again - specifically, the epic, speed-obsessed version from the band's template-setting trilogy of mid-Eighties albums: Master of Puppets, Ride the Lightning and, especially, the progged-out And Justice for All. That much is clear from the 90-second mark of Death Magnetic's first track, "That Was Just Your Life," where the band unleashes a barrage of James Hetfield's dutta-duh-duhnt riffing and Lars Ulrich's octuple-time double-bass-and-snare smashing. That long-vanished sound, as essential to Metallica as variations on the "Start Me Up" riff are to the Stones, is all over the album - you wonder how these fortysomething dudes are going to handle playing it live night after night. (Enter chiropractor.)

Order HERE


Pre-Order Barbara Lynn 'Here Is Barbara Lynn' on 180 gram Vinyl Via LightInTheAttic

To be a woman singing your own blues and soul songs in 1960s Texas was a rare thing. To do so while brandishing a left-handed Stratocaster and bashing out hard-edged licks was even rarer. Yet that’s just what Barbara Lynn did, inspired by Guitar Slim, Jimmy Reed, Elvis Presley and Brenda Lee. And it was a hit: her 1962 debut single, “You’ll Lose A Good Thing,” recorded with session musicians including Dr. John, gave her an R&B chart Number One and a Billboard chart Top 10 hit.

The success of that single took Lynn out on the road with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, BB King, Supremes, Chuck Berry, Guitar Slim, and The Temptations. BB King even wrote a letter to Lynn’s mother to tell her what a talented daughter she’d raised. She appeared at the Apollo Theater, she was twice on American Bandstand, and one of her songs, “Oh Baby (We’ve Got A Good Thing Goin’)” was covered by The Rolling Stones.

Though she was a precocious performer, hers is a talent that came to full bloom on Here Is Barbara Lynn, her 1968 album produced by Huey P. Meaux and originally released on Atlantic Records. The record was conceived as an introduction of Lynn’s prodigious talents, her deeply felt guitar playing, her gutsy soulful singing skills, and her songwriting prowess. It collected her early hit and a raft of new songs, each packed with Lynn’s passion and fire. Yet the introduction to her world–now reissued by Light In The Attic–largely proved to be her swansong. She married in 1970, aged 28, had three children, and largely retired from the music industry for most of the ‘70s and ‘80s. Now touring again, she’s amused to think of her 46 year-old album gaining new fans. “I hear this album, and it seems like… it seems like the old times to me,” she says. "I don’t know, it’s strange to know it’s coming out again. It is going to be a wild, first time thing for me, like going back in time. But I’m excited to see what happens.”

•24bit / 96kHz remastering from original 1/4” tapes
•Liner notes by Jessica Hundley interviewing Barbara, plus rare archive photographs
•180gram LP housed in an expanded deluxe Stoughton gatefold “Tip-On” jacket

Available: October 28, 2014

Pre-Order at LightInTheAttic


Sub Pop to Reissue Pre-Shins Band Flake Music's "When You Land Here, It’s Time to Return"

The Shins have left an indelible mark on the history of music, but before The Shins, James Mercer founded Flake Music in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1992 with Neal Langford on guitar, Phil Higgs and then Marty Crandall on bass and Jesse Sandoval on drums.  Flake Music was a collaborative affair with each member contributing to the songwriting process. From 1992 to 1997, Flake Music released several singles before releasing When You Land Here, It's Time To Return in 1997. Upon the album’s release, Flake Music began touring largely due to support from Modest Mouse, amongst other bands. The rest, as they say, is history (Oh, Inverted World, Chutes Too Narrow, Wincing the Night Away, Port of Morrow, Broken Bells, et cetera).

Now, in 2014, Sub Pop is exceedingly proud to reissue this somewhat forgotten, but important record. Pre-order When You Land Here, It's Time To Return, from Sub Pop on vinyl here, and receive the limited, colored-vinyl Loser Edition of the record on orange vinyl. Also, all pre-orders receive an instant download of the track “Spanway Hits” and access to a full-album stream 1-month prior to street date!


Job for a Cowboy to Release "Sun Eater" November 11th

Job for a Cowboy have wrapped up music and art on their fourth full length album, "Sun Eater." Along with producer Jason Suecof, vocalist Jonny Davy, guitarists Al Glassman and Tony Sannicandro, bassist Nick Schendzielos, and session drummer Danny Walker have crafted a cerebral and accomplished piece of technical death metal. Job for a Cowboy wrapped up touring in 2013 as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival that summer. Following that performance, the band collectively decided to sharpen their focus and set an intent on cooking up a record that encompassed their full dynamic range of talent. The group had all agreed on the main course being a desire for futuristic tones, a wider spectrum of textures and tempos, and an emphasis on slightly more ancestral song construction. The result, "Sun Eater," does not just sound like a new record, it sounds like an entirely new band.

Sun Eater will be available via Metal Blade Records on November 11th in North America and November 7th/10th in Europe/UK

 + Gatefold Vinyl
 + Limited Edition European Import

* Pre-Order: Expected to ship on or around November 6, 2014 *

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from our friends at SlyVinyl (look for their feed in the left column)

The Vaselines – V For Vaselines // Limited Signed Red Vinyl LPs + Bonus CD

Sable – Kanto // Limited to 200 Red/White Split Vinyl 7" / Ltd. Ed. Pokémon Card


from our neighbors to the north:

Business an LP for niche-filling record man


Rollins Band’s debut album Life Time to be reissued on vinyl


Sammy Kershaw's George Jones Tribute Album Gets the Vintage Vinyl Treatment


Bruce Springsteen to Release Remastered Album Box Set - ‘Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984’ will feature singer's first seven albums and is set for release this fall


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 9/15 - 9/21, 2014

Vinyl Top 25 
1. Ryan Adams - Jacksonville 7"
2. Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams
3. Steelism - 615 To Fame
4. Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
5. Justin Townes Earle - Single Mothers
6. Shellac - Dude Incredible
7. Robert Plant - lullaby and... THE CEASELESS ROAR
8. Robyn Hitchcock - The Man Upstairs
9. Trampled By Turtles - Wild Animals
10. The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band MONO
11. Jack White - Lazaretto
12. Jason Isbell - Southeastern
13. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
14. The Lees Of Memory - Sisyphus Says
15. Phish - Picture Of Nectar
16. The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream
17. Sturgill Simpson - High Top Mountain
18. The Head & The Heart - The Heard & The Heart
19. Allah-Las - Worship The Sun
20. Ty Segall - Manipulator
21. Interpol - El Pintor
22. Blake Mills - Heigh Ho
23. Lambchop - Live At XX Merge
24. Jenny Lewis - The Voyager
25. The Beatles - Revolver MONO