Monday, October 13, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at NewOnVinyl


This package will not only stimulate your sense of hearing but also your sense of touch, sight and smell. While you might be tempted, we don’t recommend you taste it. Some items may be suitable for framing. The music is only featured on one side of the vinyl but the other side can help change your “mood."

As an added bonus, you will receive a FREE 6 inch Stay Puft figurine with your purchase.

There will only be 3,000 of this exclusive super deluxe package on WHITE VINYL

It will feature the original theme song and the Run D.M.C versions.

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Maggot Brain is the third studio album by the American funk band Funkadelic, released in 1971 on Westbound Records. It was the last album that featured the original Funkadelic lineup; shortly after Maggot Brain was recorded, Tawl Ross, Eddie Hazel, Billy Nelson, and Tiki Fulwood left the band for various reasons. The album incorporates musical elements of psychedelic music, rock, gospel, and soul, with significant variation between each track.Pitchfork Media named it the 17th best album of the 1970s. In 2012, Rolling Stone ranked the album at number 479 on its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Colored vinyl

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Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the 2014 Tate Taylor (the Help) directed film based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film gives a fearless look inside the music, moves & moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.

The soundtrack features studio & live versions of many of Brown's hits-from his first, 1956's "Please Please Please" to "Out Of Sight," "I Got You (I Feel Good)," "Try Me," "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag," "It's A Man's Man's Man's World," & "Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine." Also includes two previously unreleased live recordings heard in the film; "Please Please Please" and "It's A Man's Man's Man's World" were recorded at the historic Fort Homer W. Hesterly Armory in Tampa, Florida on April 23, 1966. Brown was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 as a charter member.

A multiple Grammy Award winner, Brown was honored with the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992, in 2003 he received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors. Brown died on Christmas Day 2006 at the age of 73.

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from our friends at OmnivoreRecordings

Old 97′s Debut Gets An Expanded 20th Anniversary Reissue!

The Old 97’s burst onto the alt-country scene in 1994 with their debut, Hitchhike To Rhome. To celebrate this anniversary, Omnivore Recordings is proud to reissue Hitchhike with an expanded release on 2 -CD, Digital, and—for the first time—on double LP!

When band member, and set co-producer, Ken Bethea was revisiting the original tapes for this reissue, he discovered a whopping eight extra tracks cut at the album sessions—many of which the band hadn’t even remembered recording. It seemed the perfect time and place to bring those previously unissued songs to light and add the tracks from their first four song demo cassette to round out the early picture of the 97’s.

The 2-CD version of Hitchhike To Rhome contains the original album, coupled with a 2nd disc of those 12 rare and unreleased tracks, many mixed from the original multi-tracks for the first time by longtime Old 97’s engineer Rip Rowan. The double LP (limited edition first pressing on translucent orange vinyl) features the LP on 3 sides with 6 of the recently unearthed tracks on the 4th. The download card included gives the buyer the complete 2-CD program. Both formats include rare photos, memorabilia and notes from Bethea.

From the Too Far To Care reissue complete with demos, (also available separately on vinyl as They Made A Monster), to their sessions with the great Waylon Jennings, Omnivore continues to add to the Old 97’s legacy with this integral, early part of their history and catalog.

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from our friends at ThrillJockey

Steve Gunn 'Way Out Weather' Vinyl Release

Way Out Weather was mixed by Jeff Zeigler and features appearances from Thrill Jockey artists Mary Lattimore, Jimy SeiTang (Rhyton, Stygian Stride), Nathan Bowles (The Black Twig Pickers), and Jim Elkington (Brokeback, The Zincs)  This preternaturally intuitive and inventive band allowed Gunn to sculpt the album as a composer and colorist as well as a player. The cascading runs of “Milly’s Garden,” the menacing urgency of “Drifter,” and the alien, galvanic syncopation of album closer “Tommy’s Congo” (the latter unlike anything Gunn has heretofore recorded) display a thrilling mastery of heavier, increasingly kinetic full-band arrangements. His vocals throughout are more present, commanding, and refined, revealing a restrained but highly nuanced baritone capable of remarkable grace. Way Out Weather is Steve’s career-defining statement to date. Lightning changes things; the soul burns."

Pressed on 150 gram virgin vinyl and packaged in an old style tip-on jacket with full-color inner sleeve and digital download coupon.

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from our friends at JoyfulNoiseRecordings

Full Set Of Limited Edition 2014 Flexi-Discs Available!
Fans of rare songs on limited formats, REJOICE!  We have unearthed a few complete subscriptions to our 2014 Flexi-Disc series, which we are making available to our loyal customers.

While they last, you can now purchase all 12 limited edition flexi-discs in one fell swoop, each featuring exclusive, previously unreleased tracks from 12 of the best bands in the world. Only 1000 copies will ever be pressed on clear, square flexible vinyl - and these are the last remaining complete sets of these one-time pressings.

Each Flexi-Disc features a never-before-heard track from the following artists:

Daniel Johnston, Marnie Stern, Mount Eerie, Owls, Fang Island, Half Japanese, Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s, Big Business, Born Ruffians, Serengeti, DM Stith and Yip Deceiver.

The cost is a measly $5 per release.

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HANDSOME JACK 'Do What Comes Naturally' On Amazing Starburst Vinyl 

This is one of the prettiest ones we've done. Each one slightly different, hand pressed. You will want to hang it on your wall, so get the black vinyl version too..! HANDSOME JACK “Do What Comes Naturally” Some people call it a vibe and some people call it a groove. We call it boogie soul. It’s the sound of HANDSOME JACK on their new album “Do What Comes Naturally”.

Produced by Zachary Gabbard of the BUFFALO KILLERS and featuring Bob Nave (of the legendary Lemon Pipers) on hammond organ, among others, the music of this album seamlessly flows through deep dark mid-tempo boogies, smoky upbeat burners, and soulful feel-good rockers all with a natural ease. HANDSOME JACK hails from Buffalo NY and began as a blues garage rock band. After high school they moved out of the garage and developed their sound into a natural soulful boogie that remains rooted in raw blues. They’ve shared the stage with The Sheepdogs, Blue Cheer, Gov’t Mule, J. Geils, to name a few. With scuttling drums, Nico-ish backing vocals and the c*cksure twang of lead man Jamison Passuite, Handsome Jack are so cool it hurts. - CLASSIC ROCK Titled “Echoes,” the track is a heavy, road house slow burner, touching on influences from the Rolling Stones to the Black Keys, and is best served in a dark bar with a shot of whiskey or two. - BUFFALO BLOG They've made "Do What Comes Naturally" into a celebration of laid-back but serious partying, and it'll make a fine soundtrack for your next celebration of the boogie. - ALL MUSIC


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The New Pornographers 'Electric Version' Vinyl

"Electric Version" is the second album from Vancouver, CA supergroup THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, featuring Carl Newman (Zumpano), Neko Case (Neko Case), Dan Bejar (Destroyer) and other local luminaries in a joyful cascade of slightly jaundiced power pop songs that will knock your socks off.

Now available again on hi-quality RTI 180-gram vinyl with a download coupon

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The New Pornographers 'Twin Cinema' Vinyl

The third album from Vancouver pop maestros The New Pornographers continues to feature Neko Case and Dan Bejar (Destroyer) as well as new vocalists Kathryn Calder and Nora O'Connor. Fans of  Mass Romantics kinkiness will find immediate appeal, as will those partial to Electric Version's drive. Yet the songs on Twin Cinema veer more toward the rocking and the personal than the sugar of the earlier work. Chief singer / songwriter A.C. Newman has absorbed not just the mechanics of classic songwriting - but the heart, while indulging his admiration of demented current bands like Fiery Furnaces and Frog Eyes. Expect to hear influences from the Moody Blues, Tubeway Army, Wings, Eno, the Stranglers, 10cc and other greats, all filtered through Newmans warped worldview.

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Boards of Canada Hi Scores Vinyl Reissue

The second EP from everyone’s favourite bunker-dwelling brothers was - unbelievably - an even tighter mix than their first, with the title track adding a sizzling digital beat to eerie pads; ‘Turquoise Hexagon Sun’ plucking at wobbling keyboards and shuffling drum programs, and ‘June 9th’ foretelling the date of their 2013 comeback - some 17 years before it happened. Culminating in the ‘Porcelain’-like cuteness of ‘Everything You Do Is A Balloon’, this record is a must-own.
  • Re-recorded and re-mastered from original DAT tapes
  • Includes double-sided 12" poster
  • Pressed on heavyweight collector’s edition vinyl
  • Includes Skam braille sticker on back of sleeve
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Kittyhawk 'Hello, Again' Vinyl Available

After one listen to the Kittyhawk debut “Hello Again”, you are going to be hooked. It might be the sugar-sweet vocals of Kate Grube that pull you in. Maybe it will be the playful melodies of guitar and keys or the perfect pacing of the album. Whatever it is, you are going to keep coming back to this record again and again. This record feels like home.

Available Blackor Splatter- Ultra Clear Base with Easter Yellow, Red(ish), Baby Blue, and Baby Pink

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Zookeeper 'Pink Chalk' Vinyl Available

Zookeeper’s triumphant return shouldn’t be overshadowed by the reunion of ringleader/frontman Chris Simpson’s legendary project Mineral- a band who played a pivotal role in bringing emo into the mainstream in the mid to late nineties. Indeed, the two are very different animals, and while Mineral may bask in the warm wave of nostalgia, Zookeeper is still Simpson’s most evocative and mature vehicle.

On their latest effort, Pink Chalk, Simpson’s voice guides us through an orchestra of soft landscapes painted by piano, guitar, lap steel, horns, and percussion that will likely garner comparisons to Neutral Milk Hotel, Belle and Sebastian, and Wilco.

Available in Black or Coke Bottle Clear, comes with download code.

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Early Hints for Record Store Day Black Friday Special Releases


from the great state of texas:

StingRay Records renews magic of vinyl


The Jazz June Give 'The Medicine' Its First-Ever Vinyl Release


Aerosmith ‘Baying at the Moon’ Bootleg Now Available on Vinyl

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