Friday, October 31, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

classic vinyl available from our friends at Sundazed

Blue Cheer - Outsideinside 

Blue Cheer’s second album, Outsideinside, fully matches its predecessor’s primal power. The last Blue Cheer release to feature the beloved lineup of Stephens, Peterson and Whaley, Outsideinside is a bracing orgy of volume, distortion and aggression, with such highlights as “Just a Little Bit,” “Come and Get It,” the instrumental “Magnolia Caboose Babyfinger” and the band’s distinctive take on the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction.” Like its predecessor, Outsideinside has been out of print on vinyl for decades and has long been prized by collectors. Sundazed’s vinyl edition is sourced from the original Philips reels, complete with the unique original cover design.

Blue Cheer looms large in the annals of hard rock, laying down the sonic foundations of heavy metal, and serving as a crucial influence on the birth of punk, grunge and stoner rock. While the rest of the rock world was mellowing out and embracing the spirit of the Summer of Love, the seminal San Francisco power trio was churning out ballsy blues-rock anthems whose fuzz-heavy, adrenaline-charged intensity helped to alter the course of contemporary music

Order at Sundazed

The Byrds - Live At Royal Albert Hall 1971

From their earliest days as 12-string-wielding folk-rockers, to the thrilling psychedelic excursions of their raga-rock period to their 1968 birthing of country-rock, the Byrds were always accorded a hero’s welcome in England.What better place to record founding Byrds member/guitarist/singer Roger McGuinn’s new version of the band—featuring fretboard ace Clarence White, bassist Skip Battin and drummer Gene Parsons—than London’s Royal Albert Hall!

Rescued from a tape that had sat forgotten in McGuinn’s climatized garage for decades, this stellar 1971 set, featuring live versions of the current band’s studio faves (“Lover of the Bayou,” “Chestnut Mare”) as well as adventurous reworkings of Byrds classics (“Mr. Tambourine Man,” “My Back Pages,” “Eight Miles High,”“So You Want to Be a Rock‘n’Roll Star”) might be the most accurate and stirring live performance yet of the legendary Los Angeles combo. By 1971, the guitar interplay of McGuinn andWhite had become a jaw-dropping highlight of their live performances,as had their stripped down, acoustic mini-set and peerless four-part vocal harmonies.  2 LP set!

Order at Sundazed

Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band It Comes to You in a Plain Brown Wrapper 2-LP Set

One of the most exciting aspects of reintroducing so much rare and incredible music to the world is being able to finally make available material that’s been in label-vault limbo since the day it was recorded, vital sounds locked away from the deserving ears of the legions of devoted music fans we at Sundazed count ourselves among. But when we’re able to present previously shelved material by one of the most visionary and influential artists of all time, in exceptional fidelity, with the look and feel of the packaging that the artist originally meant it to have? Well, then, that just takes everything to another level completely—a level that’s certainly been reached with the exclusive vinyl-only issue of Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band’s mind-blowing lost 1967 sessions.

Recorded in part as the follow-up to Safe as Milk, Beefheart’s debut from earlier that year, the world-shattering material on It Comes to You in a Plain Brown Wrapper was rerecorded, truncated, and issued—without the Captain’s approval—as Strictly Personal in 1968. Mastered directly from the original analog tapes and featuring a wealth of unedited takes never before on vinyl, Sundazed’s stunning gatefold double-LP release of this infamously enigmatic opus comes to you wrapped in a sharp outer sleeve bearing specially commissioned artwork by Frank Zappa/Straight Records illustrator Cal Schenkel; inside are rare photos and fascinating, exhaustive liner notes by Magic Band drummer John “Drumbo” French.

So here, then, is Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band’s second album of gloriously disjointed avant-rock/blues and free-jazz skronk, presented just as nature—and the Captain—intended. Even after more than 40 years, this music is still hopelessly ahead of its time—or, as one-time Magic Band member Ry Cooder once described it, “right on time.”

Order at Sundazed


upcoming releases from our friends at MusicOnVinyl


Following their renaissance and rightful reappraisal of recent years, on October 31th 2014, Simple Minds will release their first album of new material in five years. Big Music sees the band rekindling the energy and attitude, the mystery and magic, that made them one of the greatest bands on the planet.

Among the highlights on Big Music are the propulsive "Blindfolded", which harks back to the powerful electro-glide of 1980's "I Travel", and the swirling "Human" and immediately infectious "Midnight Walking", both of which are reminiscent of the booming sounds of 1984's Sparkle In The Rain. The actual song "Big Music", too, is suitably gargantuan, with its popping syn-drums, a song all about the songs that make people feel ecstatic and romantic.

The most touching moment on Big Music, however, arrives with the haunting first single "Honest Town", a track inspired by fond memories of Jim's mum, who passed away in Glasgow four years ago. Co-written with Iain Cook of Chvrches, it is a dream-like travelogue through Kerr's childhood stomping grounds on Glasgow's South Side. "Broken Glass Park" is an extension of this theme, exploring the nostalgia of adolescent innocence and discovery.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl 
  • Printed innersleeves
  • Includes download card
  • Brand new album, featuring the single "Honest Town"


The End... is the fourth studio album by Nico, released in 1974. The album is her fifth collaboration with John Cale and second with him as producer. It carries the same harmonium-based sound heard on The Marble Index and Desertshore, with the addition of Brian Eno's synthesizersand electronic instruments.

The song "You Forget To Answer" tells of the misery felt by Nico when she failed to reach ex-lover Jim Morrison by phone only to find out later that he had died. All but two of the songs on the album were written by Nico: the cover ofThe Doors' "The End" and a version of the German national anthem "Das Lied Der Deutschen". Brian Eno performs synthesizer on "It Has Not Taken Long", "You Forgot to Answer" and "Innocent and Vain".

Being 40 years since the album originally came out, we're adding a whole LP to the package with bonus material from 74/75, previously unavailable on vinyl!
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl 
  • Insert 
  • Contains bonus LP including tracks previously unissued on vinyl


Soul's Core (1998) is the fourth studio album by Shawn Mullins, spawning the hits "Lullaby" and "Shimmer". Spontaneous, vibrant, and lyrically stimulating, Shawn Mullins scores big with his passionate messages and his flair for natural storytelling that touches the core of the listener's soul.

Mullins brings together ten years of hard work and a respected musician's ethic for the release of the aptly entitled Soul's Core, his first record on a major label. Mullins lets his scratchy and deeply resonating voice blend in smoothly with his six-string guitar and fellow band mates.

Fans of Mullins will be sure to capture the moment and seize this time, while wrapping their arms and ears around the record for a listen on vinyl for the first time! 180 gram audiophile vinyl and Insert


Abigail is the second King Diamond album and their first concept album. It was originally released in 1987 on Roadrunner Records, selling over 175,000 copies in North America alone. Widely recognized as King Diamond's solo masterpiece, Abigail is also unquestionably one of heavy metal's greatest concept albums.

So turn out the houselights, draw the curtains, and listen closely to this dark theatrical story. The band's familiar post-metal, semi-thrashing style is the perfect basis over which Diamond narrates his spine-tingling tale of horror. This is a tale that yields such career-topping compositions as the stunning "A Mansion in Darkness", the surprisingly clever "The Family Ghost", and the quite beautiful acoustics, orchestrations, and sound effects introducing "The 7th Day of July 1777." Ensuing highlights are "The Possession," the title track, and the epic finale of "Black Horsemen".

Ace future Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee matches incredible versatility and envious power for a command performance here, and one can noticeably hear guitarist Andy LaRocque nudging Diamond's erstwhile Mercyful Fate cohort Michael Denner out of the dual lead guitar equation with his inspired leads (he would soon assume an unchallenged position at the feet of the King's throne).

As for the master of dark ceremonies himself, King Diamond, too, takes a quantum leap by subjecting his trademark falsettos to layer upon layer of multi-tracked harmonies, transforming what was previously an acquired taste for some into an overpowering and irresistible self-contained chorus sent straight from the pits of hell. Thanks to all of this, the combined quality of the words and music to be found on Abigail make it an exercise in Goth Metal storytelling that remains quite simply nonpareil -- among the living, at least. 180 gram audiophile vinyl and Insert


Mondo Releases PET SEMATARY & THE OMEN On Sale Info!

This Halloween we're celebrating two horror cult classics, PET SEMATARY and THE OMEN. In addition to the killer PET SEMATARY poster by Mike Saputo, we'll also be releasing the soundtrack on 2XLP vinyl with the same artwork, pressed on 180 Gram black vinyl with randomly inserted Translucent Green / Blue vinyl with Black Haze. We'll also be releasing THE OMEN Striped Variant vinyl LP. We released the soundtrack last March, but due to some audio issues, the Striped Variant was never put up on the site. We can't think of a better day to release the re-pressing than Halloween.

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Pet Sematary, originally released in April 1989. In addition to the killer poster by Mike Saputo, we'll also be releasing the soundtrack on 2XLP vinyl with the same artwork. This is the most comprehensive version of the soundtrack to date, and includes the two Ramones songs from the film previously unreleased on past versions of the soundtrack. Pressed on 180 Gram black vinyl with randomly inserted Translucent Green / Blue vinyl with Black Haze.
  • Music Composed by Elliot Goldenthal
  • Featuring "Pet Sematary," and "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker" by The Ramones
  • Artwork by Mike Saputo
  • 2XLP Pressed on 180 Gram Black & Randomly Inserted Translucent Green / Blue vinyl with Black Haze

In addition to Pet Sematary, we will be releasing The Omen Striped Variant vinyl LPs, limited to 700 copies. We released The Omen Soundtrack last March, but due to some audio issues, the Striped Variant was never released. The faulty pressings were subsequently used as ammunition in the MondoCon Shaun of the Dead Record Throwing booth and we've been holding onto the re-pressing until now.
  • Music Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
  • Artwork by Phantom City Creative
  • LP Pressed on 180 Gram Translucent Red Vinyl with Black Stripe
  • Limited to 700 copies
More details at MONDO


from our friends at ThrillJockey

Miscontinuum Album (Fiepblatter Catalogue #3) by Jan St. Werner

Miscontinuum Album is the third installment in Jan St. Werner's Fiepblatter Catalogue series and features contributions from Dylan Carlson (Earth), Markus Popp (Oval), Kathy Alberici, and Taigen Kawabe (Bo Ningen)

Miscontinuum Album documents an impressive new work by seminal electronic musician Jan St. Werner, whose innovations with Mouse on Mars and Microstoria are well documented. Over a period of approximately four years Miscontinuum has been developed and refined as an operatic live performance in Munich, as well as a radio play. This recorded incarnation of the work is the third entry in Werner’s lauded Fiepblatter series, and features contributions by Dylan Carlson (Earth), Markus Popp (Oval), Kathy Alberici, and Taigen Kawabe (Bo Ningen). It is a challenging listen not compromised for casual music consumption habits, but with time and close listening it yields vast rewards. Miscontinuum Album is a radical convergence of sound exploration and storytelling that has few precedents.

The central concept of Miscontinuum explores misconceptions of time and memory, inspired by unique acoustic phenomena derived digital phasing and musical time stretching techniques. There is aura of doom that pervades the work. Much of the album’s evocative nature comes from the interplay of Werner’s electronics with Alberici and Kawabe’s voices and the contrast between those organic and inorganic elements. Popp, a longtime collaborator with Werner in Mictrostoria, wrote the libretti, which is presented in five distinct scenes and recited redolently by Carlson. The surreal plot involves a progressive distinction of time as a force rather than a structuring system, and an individual who can shift consciously between states within that force. The high concepts and unusual creative partners combine for an album that is uncommonly emotionally resonant.

Miscontinuum was first performed as a part of Werner’s Asymmetric Studio series in Munich on June 18th, 2013, and also featured video by Werner and Karl Kliem and stage design by Christina del Yelmo & Sonia Gomez Villar. It was broadcast by Bayerischer Rundfunk public radio ten days later. The striking visual elements, flowing dresses and impressionistic masses of color, make appearances on the album’s art, and will be presented in new forms in the coming months. The first revised version of the Miscontinuum featuring live video by Zoa Bassi will premiere at the St Luke's Church in London on Feb 8th 2015 and is the first in a series of more shows to come in 2015.

CD version packaged in a 4 panel mini-LP style gatefold package. Deluxe 2xLP version features expanded artwork with each LP in its own jacket. In addition the vinyl version includes three bonus tracks not on the CD edition. This is a pre-order for January 27, 2015 street date. All items ordered with Miscontinuum Album will ship on or slightly before the street date.

Pre-Order at ThrillJockey


from our friends at BrutalPandaRecords

Ladder Devils - Clean Hands 12"

Philadelphia, PA noise rock quartet Ladder Devils make their long awaited return with Clean Hands, the first proper full-length for the band.  Featuring former members of hardcore heroes The Minor Times, the group previously released a series of EPs and splits with Helms Alee, Kowloon Walled City and Fight Amp, leading up to the recording of this album  With tighter songwriting and cleaner production, the band mix the punk urgency of Nirvana with the sonic experimentation of The Pixies to create a sound that is all their own.  Fans of post-hardcore, noise rock, grunge and loud indie rock will surely embrace the rattling sounds of Ladder Devils.

1st Pressing:
 -6 Test Presses
 -300 White

**A limited number of low priced packages with Ladder Devil’s previous full-length Nowhere Plans and split 7" with Helms Alee are available while supplies last**

Clean Hands was recorded at Gradwell House Studios in Haddon Heights, NJ by Steve Poponi (Fight Amp) in the winter of 2013/2014 and will see it’s release on November 4th on LP/Digital.  The LP is limited to 300 copies on white vinyl and includes an 11" x 11" insert.

Pre-Order at BrutalPandaRecords


CANDLEMASS - From The 13th Sun

Candlemass was formed by bassist and songwriter Leif Edling in Stockholm, Sweden in 1984. Well known for their epic doom metal, they have hugely influenced a generation of the genre's subsequent greats such as My Dying Bride & Paradise Lost.

The band are well respected, having created two of THE definitive doom classics of all time, in debut EPICUS DOOMICUS METALLICUS and, perhaps more notably, second album NIGHTFALL which introduced the iconic vocalist Messiah Marcolin.

Originally released in 1999, From the 13th Sun and is a highly regarded release in the band's catalogue. Critically acclaimed, its reputation as one of the stronger Candlemass albums has only grown over the years.

In stark contrast to their earlier output of sweeping epic compositions, this album consists of a more modern doom sound mixed with some experimental effects and psychedelic rock influences to create an unusual and interesting album which could be described as an intriguing fusion of Black Sabbath's greatest moments and Hawkwind's space-rock sensibilities.

This edition also includes 3 bonus tracks not included on the original album, & is presented on double heavyweight black vinyl with gatefold sleeve. Double LP set!

Get it at TheOmegaOrder


Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel 

Without a doubt NE OBLIVISCARIS are one of the international metal scene's most exciting new bands. Their epic, stirring arrangements are orchestral in feel; flowing effortlessly between cathartic peaks of the most explosive extremity to subtle moments of fragile beauty. With their new album 'Citadel', the wildly progressive Australian band will undoubtedly take their place in the vanguard of the genre's forerunners

Clear Vinyl LP with Printed Inner Sleeve Ltd. to 350 Copies  Available November 10, 2014

Pre-Order at Season-Of-Mist

Ghost Brigade - IV: One with the Storm  

Finland's GHOST BRIGADE haunts the spaces between worlds. Their heavy, mournful music is the sound of dusk; mining the distinctive Finnish sound of sorrow and the vast, heavy drone of the post-metal cosmos. Plaintive vocals sing songs of loss, and cloak both a sonic and emotional weight that resonates deeply. 'IV: One with the Storm' is a dark, emotional, and truly moving album of the heaviest modern metal.

Double LP Gatefold on Silver Vinyl Ltd. to 500 Copies  Available November 10, 2014

Pre-Order at Season-Of-Mist


Tim Krog The Boogey Man OST Available On Vinyl

MotionSound Records presents its first release, a reissue of Tim Krog's soundtrack to cult slasher flick 'The Boogey Man' from 1980. Ulli Lommel's film follows the bizarre occurrences that befall a brother and sister who kill their mother's lover, and the dastardly tactics of the titular Boogey Man. The soundtrack, not a world away from John Carpenter's score for Halloween, uses eerily modulated synth patches and chilling piano melodies to reflect the nightmarish visions on screen, and this limited release is a must for horror enthusiasts, synth nerds and anyone with an interest in macabre electronics.

Order at Bleep

Wildbirds & Peacedrums 'Rhythm' Available on Vinyl

After a four-year hiatus husband and wife double act Wildbirds & Peacedrums return to Leaf with their fouth LP Rhythm. Written, recorded and produced in their Stockholm studio, the album offers a visceral, lo-fi take on alternative rock, deploying rough tribal drum backing on ‘The Offbeat’ and the more breathless ‘Who I Was’. Mariam Wallentin’s quirky vocals add an avant-garde edge to the committed ‘Mind Blues’, which carries a raw live feel; as does the trance-inducing closer ‘Everything All The Time’ with its rattling drum barrage.

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Alek StarkTitan's Cycle 808 Syncs In C Minor (w/ (Heinrich Mueller Remixes) Vinyl Release

Veteran electro producer Alek Stark drops his second release on Spanish imprint Titan’s Halo Records, making good use of the 808 and a range of vintage synths for an exercise in menacing minimalist electro under the Titan's Cycle 808 Syncs In C Minor EP. Title cut ‘Titan’s Cycle’ is a sinister beast, packed with probing string movements and crispy electro percussion; followed by the gurgling heady spice of ‘94K’ and a somewhat squidgy bass line on ‘Methane Rain’. For remixes, none other than Arpanet man Heinrich Mueller steps up, offering a crystalline ambient take on ‘Halo 7’, shunning the drums to build a strong tension and adding his trademark futuristic fingerprints on ‘Halo 6’.

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ParaNorman Original Motion Picture Soundtrack By Jon Brion Vinyl Release 

Design & Layout by DKNG Studios. 2XLP in deluxe gatefold jacket pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Limited edition pressed on black vinyl and randomly-inserted Highlighter Yellow vinyl, with Bone Haze.

Order at MONDO


a man on a mission and a vinyl hero, check out his endeavor (you will read more in upcoming posts!)!

The Mustache Club Launches Website, Releases First Record

After years and years of research and development, angst and agony, blood and sweat, we’re extremely happy to launch The Mustache Club’s web site.

We’re absolutely psyched to announce that on November 15, 2014, we’ll be releasing Pantaloon Descendo’s very first EP, 7 Inches of Bliss.

All covers were hand-drawn, hand-coloured and hand-numbered.

You can pre-order your copy now for $10 + shipping through our web store. All pre-orders will be shipped the week preceding November 15.

Pre-Order at The-Mustache-Club


interesting thoughts from the uk:

Is vinyl the best music format?  With vinyl undergoing yet another revival, Sam Rowe talks to those in the know about our enduring love of the humble record


fantastic news from the great state of new jersey:

Vinyl makes a comeback at The Rock Shop at Plymouth Meeting Mall


nice write up, well worth reading:

Better Than Ezra’s Kevin Griffin Talks New Album, Vinyl + More


spooky stuff:

Rock ‘n’ Roll Never Dies: Tales of Classic Rockers From Beyond the Grave


for shits and giggles on halloween:

The Perfect Halloween Playlist


more for your halloween platter

10 Essential Albums for Your Halloween 2014 Playlist


if you live in the area, check out the fun!

Beat Swap Meet Orange County | all event info

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at SoundStageDirect

With A Little Help From My Fwends by The Flaming Lips and Fwends

The band has recorded their own versions of each track on The Beatles' 1967 classic in their own inimitable style, with help from special friends Miley Cyrus, Moby,My Morning Jacket, J. Mascis,Dr. Dog, Phantogram, Tegan and Sara,Grace Potter,Electric Würms (THE LIPS side project who recently released their 6-song debut album, Musik, Die Shwer Zu Twerk) and many others.

All proceeds from sales of With A Little Help From My Fwends, will be donated to The Bella Foundation, a non-profit organization based in the band's hometown of Oklahoma City that assists low-income, elderly, or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care.

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (feat. My Morning Jacket, Fever the Ghost and J Mascis)
2. With A Little Help From My Friends (feat. The Flaming Lips, Black Pus and The Autumn Defense)
3. Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds (feat. Miley Cyrus, Moby and The Flaming Lips)
4. Getting Better (feat. Dr. Dog and Chuck Inglish)
5. Fixing A Hole (feat. Electric Wurms)
6. She's Leaving Home (feat. Phantogram and Juliana Barwick)
7. Being For the Benefit of Mr Kite! (feat. The Flaming Lips, Maynard James Keenan and Sunbears)
8. Within You Without You (feat. Birdflower and Morgan Delt)
9. When I'm Sixty-Four (feat. The Flaming Lips and more)
10. Lovely Rita (feat. Tegan & Sara, Stardeath and White Dwarves)
11. Good Morning Good Morning (feat. Zorch, Grace Potter and more)
12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - reprise (Feat. Foxygen and MGMT)
13. A Day In the Life (feat. The Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus)

Buy at SoundStageDirect

Friday the 13th (1980 Original Score) by Harry Manfredini

Waxwork Records proudly presents the original motion picture score to the 1980 horror slasher film FRIDAY THE 13TH starring Kevin Bacon and Betsey Palmer, and directed by Sean Cunningham.

Working closely with the film’s composer, Harry Manfredini, Waxwork Records brings the remastered score to vinyl for the first time ever. The original master tapes were discovered in the Paramount Pictures vaults by Manfredini, and have been faithfully restored to create the ultimate LP release of one of the most iconic scores in the history of horror cinema.
  • Pressed On 180 Gram Crystal Lake Vinyl: Deep Murky Green
  • Housed In A Heavyweight Tip-on-old-style Gatefold Jacket Featuring Full Artwork By Jay Shaw
  • Includes A Printed 12”x12” Insert With Artwork By Jacqui Oakley.
Buy at SoundStageDirect

This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records at SoundStageDirect

1. Third Eye Blind (Pre-Order)
2. Led Zeppelin IV (Deluxe Edition) (On Sale)
3. Led Zeppelin IV (On Sale)
4. Houses Of The Holy (On Sale) (Awaiting Repress)
5. Houses Of The Holy (Deluxe Edition) (On Sale) (Pre-Order)
6. Houses Of The Holy (Super Deluxe Edition Box) (On Sale) (Pre-Order)
7. MFSL Original Master Record Sleeves (50)
8. Led Zeppelin IV (Super Deluxe Edition Box) (On Sale)


Polyvinyl Announces 4-Track Singles Series Vol. 2

We're extremely excited to announce Vol. 2 of our 4-Track Singles Series!

Like the sold out 2014 series, the 2015 series centers around a traveling Tascam 4-track cassette recorder that was passed along from one musician to the next.

Among the artists to record on the device are of Montreal, David Bazan, Deerhoof, and Crooked Fingers, as well as Blikk Fang, a long-rumored collaboration between Kevin Barnes (of Montreal) and Andrew VanWyngarden (MGMT). The full list of participating artists can be viewed below.

Each month, subscribers will receive a limited edition, two-song 7”, pressed on colored vinyl and packaged in a jacket featuring unique artwork by GRAMMY-nominated artist Jesse LeDoux. Only 1000 subscriptions are being made available.

4-Track Singles Series Vol. 2 Artists:

Blikk Fang (MGMT, of Montreal)
Crooked Fingers
David Bazan
The Dodos
Ducktails (Real Estate)
Jacco Gardner
Jonathan Rado (Foxygen)
Kishi Bashi
of Montreal
Saint Pepsi

Subscribe HERE


Joyful Noise Announces Deerhoof "La Isla Bonita" Flexi Book!

We're pleased to announce the new "Flexi Book" edition of Deerhoof's upcoming album La Isla Bonita. This spiral-bound book contains each song from the new album on transparent, single-sided square 7" Flexi Discs (aka flexible vinyl) plus a flexi-only bonus song. How does one play such a crazy format on a standard stereo, you ask? Well, we have designed it so that the whole derned book fits on your turntable!!

The Flexi Book is limited to a one-time pressing of 500 hand-numbered copies, and is now available at JoyfulNoiseRecordings


DEEP FANTASY by White Lung Available On Vinyl

Resilient and hard hitting rock n’ roll outfit, White Lung released their third album Deep Fantasy via Domino on June 16th/17th. The band is every bit as confrontational as before, but they’ve managed to open their sound up just enough to draw listeners in before kicking them in the face.  In a very good way.

After a year plus of near constant touring behind Sorry — which won raves from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and Interview —White Lung slimmed to a trio in the studio; vocalist Mish Way, drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou and guitarist Kenneth William.  Deep Fantasy was made primarily in Vancouver with producer Jesse Gander (who did both Sorry and their 2010 debut It’s The Evil) in just two, ten day-long sessions at the end of last year and the start of this one.  William handled bass duties on Deep Fantasy while Wax Idols' Hether Fortune will take up bass and backing vocal duties on tour for the foreseeable future.

Way is more provocative and melodic than ever on Deep Fantasy, lyrically surveying addiction (“Drown With the Monster”), body dysmorphia (“Snake Jaw”) and sexual dynamics (“Down It Goes,”) amongst other dinner table topics.  William, a devotee of Johnny Marr “plays with the speed of an 80s hardcore dude” whirled in Vassiliou’s relentless and seemingly effortless approach to drumming.

Order at DominoRecords


Dream Theater's 'Falling Into Infinity' and 'Awake' Pre-Order Via Enjoy The Ride Records

Enjoy The Ride Records in association with Brookvale Records proudly present 'Falling Into Infinity' and 'Awake' on vinyl for the first time in North America.

Web EXCLUSIVE color variant is limited to 1000 total with 500 being sold here and the other 500 via BR webstore.

Falling into Infinity web exclusive LP's are both pressed on Ocean Blue Swirl (To resemble the ocean waves) with white Splatter Vinyl.  Both "Awake" and "Falling Into Infinity" will be in hand on November 11, 2014 but we plan to begin shipping both titles 1 week before this street date.

Pre-Order Falling Into Infinity

Pre-Order Awake


R.E.M.'s I.R.S. Records Singles Gathered for New Vinyl Seven-Inch Collection, 7 IN - 83-88

7IN – 83-88 is a new boxed collection of eleven vinyl seven-inch singles to be released worldwide December 9 by Capitol/I.R.S. The singles feature replicated original picture sleeve art and labels, including two U.K. releases making their U.S. vinyl seven-inch debuts: “Finest Worksong” / “Time After Time” (live) and the double-pack single for “Wendell Gee” with “Crazy,” “Ages of You,” and “Burning Down.”

R.E.M.'s early storytelling was both epic and familiar, with themes of loss and alienation expressed in several songs, including "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)," "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville," and in their 1987 Top 10, "The One I Love." This new, transformative music emitted from the sleepy/sharp college town of Athens, Georgia, where R.E.M. and other bands forged a scene, which spawned a movement and ultimately led to a cultural sea change in music.

1987's "Its The End Of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" was a tongue-twisting pop culture rally cry, beckoning to the tuned-out masses, listless casualties of 1980s economics, politics, and general 'Me Generation' malaise.

R.E.M. '7IN - 83-88'
 "Radio Free Europe" / "There She Goes Again"
 "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)" / "King of the Road"
 "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville" / "Catapult" (Live)
 "Can't Get There From Here" / "Bandwagon"
 "Driver 8" / "Crazy"
 "Wendell G" / "Crazy" + "Ages of You" / "Burning Down" [U.K. double-pack, previously unreleased on vinyl in U.S.]
 "Fall On Me" / "Rotary Ten"
 "Superman" / "White Tornado"
 "The One I Love" / "Maps and Legends" (Live)
 "Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" / "Last Date"
 "Finest Worksong" / "Time After Time" (Live) [U.K. single, previously unreleased on vinyl in U.S.]

Pre-Order HERE


Pre-Order 'Tell 'Em I'm Gone' by Yusuf/Cat Stevens on Vinyl

Tell 'Em I'm Gone is the first new Yusuf album to be released since 2009's acclaimed Roadsinger. Recorded all over the world, including Los Angeles, Dubai, Brussels, and London, the album features 10 brand-new studio recordings, including five originals and five carefully-chosen cover songs. Tell 'Em I'm Gone features musical contributions from Richard Thompson, blues harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite, singer-songwriter Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Tuareg group Tinariwen, and guitarist Matt Sweeney. The album was produced by Yusuf, with Rick Rubin also producing select tracks.

Each track on Tell 'Em I'm Gone revives the age-old themes of freedom and peace that have prevailed through more than four decades of Yusuf's musical career. On this album, Yusuf returns to the roots of his teenage musical inspiration: American blues and R&B, using these genres to explore humanity's climb to freedom with songs that recall the spirit of his earliest days as a nascent singer-songwriter in London.

Stunning originals like "I Was Raised In Babylon" and "Cat And The Dog Trap" plus covers of American standards ("Big Boss Man," "You Are My Sunshine") and a moving version of Edgar Winter's "Dying To Live" find Yusuf as strong of voice and as engaging a performer as ever before.

Pre-Order HERE


Phillip Glass Candyman Original 1992 Motion Picture Soundtrack Available On Vinyl

One Way Static Records is really proud to be bring you their latest release where we had the chance to work with two icons in their own respective fields! Today we present to you the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Clive Barker’s 1992 ‘CANDYMAN’ composed & performed by PHILIP GLASS.

Clive Barker who wrote the story for Candyman is a multi talented artist, painter, director & producer. The extent of his work is endless. Spawning Nightbreed, Hellraiser, Lord Of Illusions and the Books Of Blood just to name a few.

Philip Glass also needs no introduction. Considered one of the most influential composers of the last century his works are featured in a multitude of movies like Koyaanisqatsi, Hamburger Hill, The Truman Show, etc. Mr. Glass was nominated for and won several Golden Globes, Bafta & Academy Awards.

For the first time on vinyl and available on the following versions:

LIMITED COLOR VINYL : packaged in a deluxe gatefold old school tip-on jacket with printed insert. Comes on BEE STRIPED VINYL and SILVER MIRROR VINYL. These variants are inserted randomly and are limited to #500 copies each worldwide. They come sequentially foil numbered (2 series of /500).

CLIVE BARKER EXCLUSIVE : limited to 100 copies yellow vinyl only available on

BLACK VINYL : limited to 1400 copies worldwide. Packaged in a deluxe Tip-On Gatefold jacket. Comes with a printed insert and obi strip.

Order at LightInTheAttic


got an extra five grand laying around?

The Rolling Stones To Sell $5,000 Coffee-Table Book

Ladies and gentlemen...The Rolling Stones!

The definitive, authorized illustrated history of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band

The kind of fame and success The Rolling Stones have achieved in their 50-years and counting career is without parallel; their most famous riffs and catchiest lyrics are indelibly engraved in our collective memory. With their bluesy rock ‘n’ roll and mesmerizing off and onstage presence, the Stones redefined the music of the 1960s and 1970s and paved the way for rock as we know it today. They also set the standard for how a rock band should look and behave. Produced in close collaboration with the band, this book charts the Stones’ remarkable history and outrageously cool lifestyle in over 500 pages of photographs and illustrations, many previously unseen, and gathered from archives all over the world. Unprecedented access to the Rolling Stones’ own archives in New York and London adds an equally extraordinary, more private side to their story. For Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie this is their official photographic record.

  • Over 500 pages of incredible images from some of the world’s greatest photographers, including David Bailey, Peter Beard, Cecil Beaton, Bob Bonis, Anton Corbijn, Annie Leibovitz, Gered Mankowitz, Helmut Newton, Bent Rej, and Norman Parkinson
  • A foreword written by President Bill Clinton
  • Three new essays from award-winning writers David Dalton, Waldemar Januszczak, and Luc Sante
  • Appendix including Stones in the media, a Stones timeline, a discography, and photographers’ biographies
  • Limited Collector's Edition of 1,150 copies. All copies numbered and signed by Mick, Keith, Charlie, and Ronnie!
You can buy it HERE


now if you thought the Stones' book was over the top....

Five Partridge Family Records Listed on Ebay… For $1,000,000


interesting interview from across the pond:



more from across the pond:

Spinning Around: The Comeback of Vinyl Records


even more from the uk:

Why vinyl records have become so popular in Norfolk


from the great state of california:

Soulific Records Brings Rare Funk, Jazz and Latin Vinyl to Long Beach


Bloodbath Re-Issuing Three Albums On Vinyl


M. Ward's 'Transistor Radio' Gets Expanded Reissue


and now, from the "i've thought i've heard of everything category...."(i checked, it's sold out)

Velocity of Sound release “the world’s first piss soaked vinyl”


Amazon Best Sellers in CDs & Vinyl

1. 1989 ~ Taylor Swift
2. Partners ~ Barbra Streisand
3. My Dream Duets ~ Barry Manilow
4. Led Zeppelin IV (Deluxe CD Edition)
5. Houses Of The Holy (Deluxe CD Edition)
6. Cheek to Cheek (Deluxe) ~ Tony Bennett
7. Nostalgia (Deluxe Amazon Exclusive) ~ Annie Lennox
8. Melody Road ~ Neil Diamond
9. The Endless River (Deluxe CD\ Blu-ray) ~ Pink Floyd
10. NOW 52: That's What I Call Music ~ Now Music

Monday, October 27, 2014

New Music Releases - October 28, 2014

ABBA - ABBA: The Collection (8LP Boxset)
Abysmal Dawn - Obsolescence
Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen at 21 (21st Anniversary 2xCD Edition)
Anaal Nathrakh - Desideratum
Animal - Instinct
Annihilated - XIII Steps To Ruination
Arsis - A Diamond For Disease (reissue)
As Blood Runs Black - Ground Zero
At The Gates - At War With Reality
Atriarch - An Unending Pathway
Author & Punisher - Drone Machines (vinyl)
Back Street Crawler - Second Street (reissue)
Back Street Crawler - The Band Plays On (reissue)
Balance & Composure - Separation (colored 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
Blackhawk - Greatest Hits & More
Bob Dylan - Folksinger's Choice Radio Recording, New York, January 13, 1962
Bob Dylan - Live Brandeis University Folk Festival
Bon Jovi - 30 Years of Rock & Roll
Brian Eno / Robert Fripp / Fripp & Eno - Live in Paris 28.05.1975
Bruce Cockburn - Rumours of Glory (reissue)
Cane Hill - Sunday School
Carly Simon - Playlist: The Very Best of Carly Simon
Cass McCombs/Meat Puppets - Tour Single (7")
Choir Vandals - At Night (colored vinyl)
Clinton Shorter - District 9 OST (vinyl)
Courtesy Drop - Stabilize (colored vinyl)
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
Cut Teeth - Night Years (colored vinyl)
Dan Bodan  Soft
Daniel Lanois - Flesh And Machine
Darius Rucker - Home For The Holidays
Dave Davies - Rippin Up Time
Dawnbringer - Night Of The Hammer
Devin Townsend - Z² (2-CD)
Dillon Francis - Money Sucks, Friends Rule
Dionne Warwick - Feels So Good
Dream Theater - Awake (reissue) (colored vinyl)
Dream Theater - Falling Into Infinity (reissue) (colored vinyl)
Eric Johnson & Mike Stern - Eclectic
Espectrostatic - Escape from Witchtropolis
Ex Cops - Daggers
Flaming Lips - With a Little Help From My Fwends (vinyl)
Flyleaf - Between the Stars
Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours (reissue) (vinyl)
Frank Sinatra - This Is Sinatra (reissue) (vinyl)
French for Rabbits - Spirits
Frightened Rabbit - Midnight Organ Fight (vinyl)
Generation Of Vipers - Coffin Wisdom
Giant Squid - Minoans
Goo Goo Dolls - Otis Midnight Sessions
Grouper - Ruins
Haim - My Song 5 (picture disc)
Hideous Divinity - Cobra Verde
Holögrama - Waves
Homewrecker - Circle of Death
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)
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart (reissue)
Kadavar - Kadavar
Kenny G - Brazilian Nights
Knuckle Puck - While I Stay Secluded (colored vinyl)
Kylesa - Spiral Shadow (limited edition vinyl)
Kylie Minogue - Enjoy Yourself: Deluxe Edition
Kylie Minogue - Kylie: Deluxe Edition
Kylie Minogue - Let's Get to It: Deluxe Edition
Kylie Minogue - Rhythm of Love: Deluxe Edition
Lagwagon - Hang (colored vinyl)
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (reissue) (vinyl)
Led Zeppelin - IV (reissue) (vinyl)
Leighton Meester - Heartstrings
Lifted Bells - Lights Out (7")
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter V
Lisa Stansfield - Seven
Live - The Turn
Man Overboard - Passing Ends (colored vinyl)
Martial Canterel - Gyors/Lassù
Medicine - Home Everywhere
Minus The Bear - Planet Of Ice (reissue) (vinyl)
Modest Mouse - This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About (reissue) (vinyl)
Modest Mouse - White Lies, Yellow Teeth (7")
Mono - Rays Of Darkness
Mono - The Last Dawn
Mouse On Mars - 21 Again
Mr. Bungle - Mr. Bungle (reissue) (vinyl)
My Dying Bride - Songs of Darkness (reissue) (vinyl)
Mykki Blanco - Gay Dog Food
Mysteries - New Age Music Is Here
Mysticum - Planet Satan
Necrophagia - WhiteWorm Cathedral
Nero Di Marte - Derivae
Nightbringer - Earthborn Evolution
No Devotion - 10,000 Summers (12")
Northlane - Singularity (deluxe edition)
Obisidian Kingdom - Mantiis
Obituary - Inked In Blood (colored vinyl)
Obliterations - Poison Everything
Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen - Kiasmos
Paul McCartney - New: Deluxe Edition
Pendragon - Not of This World (reissue)
Philip Glass - Candyman (vinyl)
Pianos Become The Teeth - Keep You
Places To Hide - Wild N Soft (7")
Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (2 CD/DVD)
Quintron - Spellcaster II: Death in Space
Rancid - Honor Is All We Know (limited edition deluxe LP+CD+7")
Restorations - LP3 (vinyl)
Run The Jewels - RTJ2
Sacred Oath - Spells & Incantations: the Best of Sacred Oath
She & Him - Classics
Sister Sin - Black Lotus
Stalley - Ohio
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - The Complete Epic Recordings Collection
Suicidal Tendencies - No Mercy/Widespread Bloodshed, Love Runs Red
Suzi Quatro - The Girl from Detroit City
Swans - Filth
Sylvie Simmons - Sylvie
Taylor Swift - 1989
Tear Out The Heart - Dead, Everywhere
The Anti-Nowhere League - We Are...The League
The Blasters - Going Home Live
The Blind Shake - Breakfast of Failures
The Blood God - Blood is My Trademark
The Brand New Heavies - Sweet Freaks
The Cramps - Big Beat from Badsville (reissue)
The Cramps - Fiends of Dope Island (reissue)
The Cramps - Look Mom No Head! (reissue)
The Cramps - Rockinnreelininaucklandnewzealandxxx (reissue)
The Cramps - Smell of Female (reissue)
The Cramps - Stay Sick! (reissue)
The Crown - Headhunter (7")
The Cryan' Shames - Sugar & Spice (reissue)
The Dickies - A Night That Will Live In Infamy 1977
The Grownup Noise - The Problem With Living In The Moment
The Jazz June - The Medicine (colored vinyl)
The Meteors - Original Albums Collection
The Twilight Sad - Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave
Theophilus London - Vibes!
Timi Yuro - I'm a Star Now: Rarities 1956-1982
Tinkerbelles - Fine Asses (7")
Todd Rundgren - At the BBC 1972-1982
Transatlantic - Kaliveoscope
Ultimate Painting - Ultimate Painting
Unearth - Watchers of Rule
Various Artists - Complete Stax / Volt Soul Singles Vol 2: 1968-71
Various Artists - From the Rabbit Hole
Various Artists - Stars of Classic Songs
Various Artists - Stars of Rock N Roll
Various Artists - Stars of the 60s
Various Artists - The Hillbillies: They Tried To Rock, Vol. 1
Various Artists - The Hillbillies: They Tried To Rock, Vol. 2
Vesania - Deus Ex Machina
Vomit Fist - Vomit Fist
Who - Who Hits 50
Wild Cub - Colour (colored vinyl)
Wish - Wish (EP)
Witchrider - Unmountable Stairs
Wizard Rifle - Here In The Deadlights
XTC - Drums and Wires (reissue)
Young Chop - Still
Yusef / Cat Stevens - Tell 'Em I'm Gone
Zao - Z=7L

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at NewOnVinyl


TV On the Radio will release their new album, Seeds, November 17th on Harvest Records. The band’s new single “Happy Idiot” ignites a hearty introduction to Seeds, catapulting out of the gate with an earnestly frenetic beat over a sweet sweet chorus of resignation. One thing that remains a constant with TV on the Radio is that there is no constant, and one curveball trounces another on Seeds.

Double LP. Colored vinyl.

Get it at NewOnVinyl


Carrie is the 2013 remake of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl who is outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother. Carrie unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Carrie is directed by Kimberly Peirce with a screenplay by Lawrence D. Cohen and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, with top actresses Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore signing for the lead roles.

The haunting classical score by Marco Beltrami vividly accompanies the eerie and terrifying scenes of the film. The dynamic soundtrack is wonderfully suited for a vinyl issue, making this without a doubt an audiophile collectible. In cinema's now!

On bloody red vinyl

Get it at NewOnVinyl


One of the most critically acclaimed scores of 2013, UTOPIA SERIES 1’s soundtrack was described by The Arts Desk as "Cristobal Tapia de Veer's cunning, menacing music”.

Coming out in September on DLP vinyl for the first time (and on limited yellow vinyl at that), the score features instruments ranging from a rare Chilean trutruka recorded in Borough tube station to the percussion sounds of a rhino turd from Zimbabwe! This one of the most eclectic and innovative TV scores in a long while and has been specially mastered for this vinyl release.

“This show. This music. Everything about is so odd and so perfect. The soundtrack to this show is quite honestly one of the best I've ever heard…” - Waterman Butterly (Top tracks of 2013 - UTOPIA OVERTURE - CRISTOBAL TAPIA DE VEER)

YELLOW Colored Vinyl. Double LP. Only 500 copies in this color

Get it at NewOnVinyl


from our friends at AudioFidelity (yes, it's that time of year!)

Trans-Siberian Orchestra The Christmas Attic


Originally released in 1998, "The Christmas Attic" is the second album by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and the second installment of their Christmas Trilogy. The story begins On Christmas Eve,  when a young girl's curiosity leads her to a night of mischief and magic when she decides to sneak up into the attic of her parents' home while she should be asleep.  This album contains a mix of vocal and instrumental songs. The track “Christmas Canon,” one of the TSO's most well-known songs, is a variation of Pachelbel's famous Canon in D Major, with lyrics and new music added as well as Boughs of Holly and a soulful rendition of Music Box Blues.

“The Christmas Attic” is being made available on vinyl for the first time in a 2-LP set. The brilliantly remastered records are packaged in a seasonal gatefold jacket that includes a colorful 12-page booklet filled with the tale of The Christmas Attic as well as the lyrics to all the songs.

When founder and producer Paul O'Neill first conceived Trans-Siberian Orchestra, his goal was as straightforward as it was ambitious: “...create a progressive rock band that would push the boundaries further than any group before, following in the footsteps of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Pink Floyd, the Who...but take it way, way further.”

With more than 9 million albums sold TSO has inspired generations of fans to rediscover the multi-dimensional art form of the rock opera. They've become one of the world's top acts and listed in Billboard magazine as one of the top touring artists of the past decade. Their $20 million-plus stage production has played to over 11 million people in 80+ cities across the globe. TSO will once again be touring during the 2014 and 2015 holiday season with “The Christmas Attic” show. Last year they welcomed-in the New Year in front of over one million German fans in a nationally televised show live from the Brandenberg Gate.

1st Time on 180g Vinyl Tour Starts Nov. 13th

Order at AudioFidelity


Pre-Order Deerhoof's 'La Isla Bonita' Via Polyvinyl

Blame it on the Ramones. After Deerhoof finished recording demos for La Isla Bonita this past February, they began rehearsing for an upcoming tour. Halfway through a run-through of a long-time Deerhoof live favorite, their cover of the Ramones classic "Pinhead," someone offhandedly asked, "Why don't we ever write a song like this?" So Greg quickly dashed off a song on a scrap of paper, showed it to the band, and they recorded the breakneck stomper "Exit Only" in one take.

La Isla Bonita was recorded in guitarist Ed Rodriguez's basement. Situated next to a parking garage, it was perfect for making noise till the wee hours. They recorded live, DIY style, "a weeklong sleepover arguing over whether to try and sound like Joan Jett or Janet Jackson, cracking each other up, one guitarist whose name starts with J always putting too much red chile into the rations," says Greg. But more than that La Isla Bonita is about the eclectic worldwide community that has supported them.

You'll hear them pay musical tributes to their improbable list of heroes-turned-fans: David Bowie, Ric Ocasek, The Roots, Lou Reed, David Byrne, Sonic Youth, The Flaming Lips, Radiohead, Beck. Of course their intent is never reverence, but provocation. They are always on the hunt for that perfect union of the hilarious and the terrifying that one hears in other bands of their generation like Bikini Kill and Lightning Bolt. 2014 has been a killer year for young, aggressive female-fronted bands (St. Vincent, Tune-Yards, Perfect Pussy, Karen O, Speedy Ortiz) and La Isla Bonita is also partly a discourse with them.

To produce the vocals they tapped former journalist-turned-label owner and producer Nick Sylvester, and that's where the album's pop side comes out: Satomi's singing is front and center, and if it sounds

like she's commanding the band, it's because she was. "Satomi determined the direction the music would go," says Greg. As the inevitable temptation to sweeten the mix and edit down the takes crept in, Satomi kept everything focused on repeating grooves and simple arrangements. This is the glorious sound of four musicians owning their own hard-won and richly deserved legacy.

Release Date: Nov 4, 2014

Pre-Order at PolyvinylRecords


NERVES - One Way Ticket


Formed in 1975 by guitarist JACK LEE, bassist PETER CASE, and drummer PAUL COLLINS, the Nerves are one of the most influential garage/punk pop outfits to come out of the mid-70's LA scene, and certainly one of the least documented... until now.

Mostly remembered for their classic "Hanging On The Telephone," a Jack Lee composition which has been covered over the years by a myriad of artists from BLONDIE to L7 to CAT POWER, the Nerves were above all a high energy rock'n'roll band with all three members composing and singing. Playing fast, ear-catching garage pop songs, sometimes wearing matching suits, the trio had more than a bit of the stripped down street energy of the Los Angeles's early punk movement. They shared the stage with the Ramones and Mink Deville during their infamous US "Magical Blistering Tour," played the Punk Palace and the legendary Masque in Hollywood, and headlined shows with the Avengers, the Zeros, The Dils, The Screamers and Shock, to name just a few.

After the band's break-up in 1978, Peter Case and Paul Collins formed The BREAKAWAYS, and later went on to front the legendary PLIMSOULS and The BEAT, respectively. Following the success of "Hanging On the Telephone," JACK LEE has mostly focused on his songwriting career, releasing an album in 1981. Both Peter and Paul are still recording and touring. PETER CASE's latest album "Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John" (Yeproc 2007) was nominated for a Grammy. This collection, authorized for the first time ever by the three band members, features their 1976 EP (now regarded as a power pop classic), as well as demos and previously unreleased live recordings, REMASTERED and complete with notes and photos.

Order at BompStore


Ennio Morricone's 'A Lizard in a Woman's Skin' Gets Deluxe Vinyl Reissue Via Death Waltz

It is a proud day for Death Waltz Recording Company as we prepare to release a score by one of the biggest composers in film music history. Ennio Morricone has produced masterpiece after masterpiece, but none so creatively unsettling as his score to the 1971 Lucio Fulci giallo A LIZARD IN A WOMAN’S SKIN (aka UNA LUCERTOLA CON LA PELLE DI DONNA). Like many of Fulci’s movies, LIZARD blurs the line between dreams and reality, with hedonistic nightmares featuring narcotic-fuelled orgies leading to real murder that may or may not have been committed during one of the dreams.

Morricone’s music is as unhinged as the film itself, mixing post-sixties funk and jazz with increasingly uncomfortable effects to provide a haunting and biting backdrop for the turn of the century thriller. As always, elements of the maestro’s music are beautiful, with ethereal vocals by regular collaborator Edda dell’Orso, and this works even better in stark contrast with the harsher sections, with eerie woodwinds, the requisite whistling, wind instruments that sound like coyote howls, and low rhythmic bass that hits your head and your stomach at a point where you start to wonder if someone else is if the house with you. Still, if you’re going to be graphically murdered, A LIZARD IN A WOMAN’S SKIN is the soundtrack to have it done to you by.
  • 24 tracks clocking in at 90 minutes including a host of Previously unheard cues uncovered especially for this release.
  • Sleeve notes by Andrea Morandi & Stephen Thrower
  • Artwork by Jay Shaw record includes poster of the cover art. 
Order at DeathWaltz


from the great state of texas:

Vinyl spins again in Dallas - Dust off your record collection; new record shops are popping up in North Texas


neat article out of seattle, sub pop at the airport!

Sub Pop’s music shop an unlikely fit at Sea-Tac


vinyl listening parties, from our neighbors to the north:

Vinyl revival: Resurgence in records has city hotel's customers spinning LPs again


nice views of record stores south of the border:

The Record Shops of Mexico City


it's all about the physical relationship with the music!

Vinyl, Something Solid In an Increasingly Ephemeral World


Brian Eno to Reissue Four 1990s Albums On Vinyl With Unreleased Recordings


for shits and giggles:

Heavy Blog Is Heavy’s Best Of: Spooky Albums