Monday, December 15, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at NewOnVinyl


Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) was released in CD format to stores on September 27, 2011 by Lakeshore Records, and owned by Cutting Edge Film Scores. Prior to that, thanks to viral reviews, such as those found on social networking website Twitter, the soundtrack sold well on iTunes, climbing as high as number four on the sales charts.

The nineteen-track album has amassed positive reviews. James Verniere of the Boston Herald graded it an A, stating, "The cool crowd isn't just watching Drive; they're listening to it, too... The Drive soundtrack is such an integral part of the experience of the film, once you see it, you can't imagine the film without it."Allmusic reviewer James Christopher Monger selected opening track "Nightcall", "I Drive", "Hammer" and "Bride of Deluxe" as highlights on it. Digital Spy's Mayer Nissim gave it a four out of five star rating, finding it to be as important as the film itself. She stated the album beginning with non-Martinez songs instead of mixing it up for a more enjoyable listening experience cost it a star.
  • On 180 gram PINK vinyl
  • Double Lp
  • limited repress by Invada Records
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Songs of Anarchy: Music from Sons of Anarchy Seasons 1-4 features a stunning collection of fifteen revered performances, recorded specifically for the hard-hitting and award-winning Fox television show. To celebrate this long enduring biker drama series, Friday Music enhances your music pleasure with the first time ever audiophile vinyl release of this stellar soundtrack album.

The double album features a plethora of classic tunes and fan favorites. Paul Brady s brilliant take of The Rolling Stones classic Gimme Shelter, Lyle Workman and Bob Thiele Jr. s amazing interpretation of the CCR smash Fortunate Son and of course Curtis Stigers bluesy favorite rendition of Warren Haynes John The Revelator all add to the excitement of this trail blazing television series that continues to thrill its millions of fans worldwide.

The collection kicks off with the Emmy nominated and ASCAP award-winning series theme song This Life sung and written by Curtis Stigers. Golden Globe® Award winning actress/singer Katey Sagal along with The Forest Rangers perform four tracks on the soundtrack including a standout performance of Son Of A Preacher Man and an emotional reading of Leonard Cohen s epic Bird On A Wire. Even Canadian legendary hard rockers throw down a brilliant version of The Who s Slip Kid featuring Franky Perez. Plus classic material reimagined from the words and music of Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The Animals and Billie Holiday truly make this a memorable soundtrack of our times.

This amazing double album is the first in a deluxe series of a limited edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl releases from the Sons Of Anarchy television soundtrack series with Friday Music.

For a very limited time, Songs of Anarchy: Music from Sons of Anarchy Seasons 1-4 will be presented on a 2 LP clear audiophile vinyl with a stunning gatefold cover featuring the SOA logo and original artwork as you will remember from this incredible series created by Kurt Sutter.

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from our friends at Relapse

Torche 'Restarter' Pre-Order

Heavy rock titans TORCHE make their Relapse debut with the thunderous 'Restarter', a ten song triumph of an album.  TORCHE rose to popularity merging huge infectious melodies with downtuned, crushing sludgey rock and on 'Restarter' they've perfected the marriage.  This is a record that is simultaneously hum-able and heavy that will just as easily appeal to fans of Dinosaur Jr and Sonic Youth as it will Melvins and High On Fire-heads.  But what truly sets TORCHE apart from their peers is their ability to use top-notch songwriting and soaring, harmonic vocals to create records that are heavier and louder and hookier than anyone else out there.

***Mailorder exclusive glow in the dark deluxe 2xLP limited to 500.  Housed in glow in the dark custom ink gatefold jackets and includes a pair of Restarter sunglasses only available with this pressing.  Bonus, second LP features the remixed and remastered tracks from the 'Harmonslaught' 7" plus a custom etching on side D.  Includes a free digital download of the entire album***


First Press (Deluxe 2xLP) 
500 x Black 180 Gram *Mailorder Exclusive* 
500 x Glow In The Dark Standard Gram *Mailorder Exclusive* 
250 x Relapse 25th Anniversary Silver Standard Gram *Mailorder Exclusive* 
100 x Clear (do not request clear)

Release date - 2/24/15

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Sense Field 'Tonight and Forever' Vinyl Pre-Order

The landmark album from Sense Field, Tonight and Forever, released for the first time ever on vinyl. Featuring the songs "Save Yourself and "Fun Never Ends."

First pressing limited to 500 copies:

* Hot Pink (200) 
* Hot Pink / Sea Blue Swirl (100) 
* Milky Clear with Hot Pink, Purple, Orange, and Electric Blue Splatter (100) 
* Hot Pink in Dark Purple in Milky Clear (Color In Color In Color) (100)

Full color jacket printed on reverseboard stock with white dust jackets and 12" uncoated insert. Manufactured under exclusive license from Nettwerk Productions Ltd.

This is a pre-order. All orders are currently scheduled to ship the week of December 16th. In the event of potential delays, they would ship the first week of January 2015.

Pre-Order HERE


Escape From Witchtropolis by Espectrostatic

Exclusive Death Waltz colourway Coke Smoke (coke bottle clear with black & white swirls) Austin, TX musician Alex Cuervo turned a few heads last year with his new project Espectrostatic; his synth-based electronic project. Cuervo has been knocking around in garage & punk bands since the Nineties, playing in killer acts like the Hex Dispensers, Blacktop, This Damn Town and more, but Espectrostatic showed a different side. Espectrostatic’s s/t debut all but abandoned guitars in favor of spooky electronic pulses & synth drones a’la John Carpenter & Tangerine Dream. Cuervo is back at it with the follow up album “Escape From Witchtropolis”. “Escape From Witchtropolis” uses elements & themes laid out in the debut, but upping the anté with more sophisticated & subtle arrangements, letting the songs unfold organically, still inferring the presence of a soundtrack to an as-yet unmade horror flick. Opening with the brooding “Removing The Bandages”, the tone is set as the credits roll, before lurching into the title track “Escape From Witchtropolis”, whose motorik pulse hearkens back to the heyday of industrial dance music (Skinny Puppy, Cabaret Voltaire, Nitzer Ebb). Cuervo has a knack for keeping things taut & interesting, tunes like “The Feral Kids” with it’s tribal drums & synth squall tumble forward into more orchestrated tunes like “The Obelisk” before retreating inward into the cosmic headspace of “Sinking Into The Microverse” a head-turning drone masterpiece.<,/p> “Escape From Witchtropolis” conjures visions of musical ghosts past & present; Fabio Frizzi, John Carpenter, Umberto, Skinny Puppy, SPK, Zombi, Goblin & more all are imprinted on Espectrostatic, but Cuervo manages to maintain his own voice among the influences, concocting a cohesive & menacing sophomore album.

Exclusive Death Waltz colourway on Coke Smoke. (coke bottle clear with black & white swirls)

“Escape From Witchtropolis” features spectacular artwork by reknowned illustrator Drazen Kozjan.

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