Friday, February 7, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

We have a winner in the SoundStageDirect Led Zeppelin Vinyl Contest 

Congratulations to Robert S. from Cambridge, MA for being the lucky email address drawn.  

Thank you to all who entered and look for more contests coming very soon!  A very special thank you to Seth from SoundStageDirect for providing the Led Zep prize!


New We Are Scientist Album On Vinyl 

This is the group's fourth full-length. It was produced in New York by indie studio guru Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Grizzly Bear, Beach House) and includes the previously issued EP cuts "Dumb Luck" and "Return the Favor," while "Courage" appears in its completed form following the prior demo.

In a statement, singer-guitarist Keith Murray explained of the album, "We wanted to get at the seemingly inevitable parallax that happens between two people in a relationship, that sense that you get the gist of what the other person needs and wants and how they feel about you, but only the gist — you're relying on these broad cues a lot of the time to tell you what the hell's going on."

Pre-Order at ShopRadioCast


new release from our friends at MusicOnVinyl


Welsh Rocker David William 'Dave' Edmunds successfully combined traditional Rhythm & Blues with Soul and Rockabilly. In the late Seventies he released a string of bestselling albums, following a distinct formula that combined the energy of Pub Rock with Rockabilly swing. Edmunds must have thought: 'don't fix what isn't broken', revealed by his 1979 album title: Repeat When Necessary.

Behind him are Rockpile, the band that Edmunds formed with famed musician Nick Lowe in the mid Seventies, along with Billy Bremner and Terry Williams. Playing solid, rockin' rhythms, the group provides a sturdy foundation for Edmunds' entertaining croon – Fifties vibe meets Seventies sound. Recommended for fans of Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe!

The LP was recorded and released at the same time as Nick Lowe's Labour Of Lust, with the same set of Rockpile musicians. Only the guest musicians differed per album. On Repeat When Necessary by Dave Edmunds, guest appearances were made by Huey Lewis, Albert Lee and Roger Bechirian.

While the record mainly consists of (obscure) cover tunes, two songs were later recorded by famous artists as "Girls Talk" (written by Elvis Costello) was recorded later that year by Elvis Costello & The Attractions, and "Bad Is Bad" (written by Huey Lewis) was recorded years later by Huey Lewis & The News.  180 gram audiophile vinyl and Insert


Recorded in late 1964 and produced by Teo Macero, Solo Monk is the 8th album Thelonious Monk released for Columbia Records. As the title implies, this album consists purely of Monk's solo piano playing. He handles classic Pop standards like "Dinah" and "Sweet And Lovely", but beautifully executes his own compositions like the bluesy "North Of The Sunset", "Ruby, My Dear" and "Monk's Point". If there is any album to own by Thelonious Monk, Solo Monk is clearly it. On 180 gram audiophile vinyl !


from our friends at BrutalPandaRecords

Boyfrndz - Breeder 12"

Austin, TX experimental psych rockers BOYFRNDZ return with their highly anticipated sophomore album, Breeder.

Recorded by Erik Wofford (Maserati, The Black Angels, White Denim), Breeder sees the group further expanding their meticulously constructed hypnotic sound into new realms of colorful, energetic and emotional territories.  Impossible to pin a label to, BOYFRNDZ seamlessly merge hook-laden, reverb soaked vocals with swirling guitar melodies and complex rhythms.  Pressing is limited to 600 copies and comes with a lyric insert and digital download of the full album.

Cover Art: Babies At Paradise Pond © 1996 Sandy Skoglund

10 Test Presses - 100 Clear - 150 Coke Bottle - 350 Black


Pre-Order at BrutalPandaRecords


from our friends at Relapse

Ulcerate - Vermis

Underground extreme metal heroes, Auckland, New Zealand’s ULCERATE make their Relapse debut with ‘Vermis’ a pummeling, brain twisting example of just how creative and challenging the death metal genre can still be, without becoming obtuse or arty. Combining truly original dark atmospheric guitar work with powerful, blastbeat driven drums, ‘Vermis’ achieve a wholly unlikely harmonization of Neurosis and Morbid Angel. ‘Vermis’ is a genuine affirmation of how thrillingly brilliant extreme metal can be—an instant classic of forward thinking death metal.

Pressing Info:
Second Press 
498 x Red (Translucent) Standard Gram

First Press 
700 x Black Standard Gram 
300 x Metallic Gold Standard Gram *Mailorder Exclusive* 
100 x Clear (do not request clear)

Order at Relapse


from our friends at SlyVinyl

Cooked Books – The Reader // Limited to 300 White Vinyl LP

Caspian – Waking Season // Limited Edition on White/Purple Starburst Vinyl 2xLP


cool story from my hometown:

Cherished vinyl: Boston’s Transit strips down at Record Theatre - INTERVIEW


JOE SATRIANI: 'The Complete Studio Recordings' 15-CD Box Set Due In April


Nashville band Lambchop's classic 2000 album, 'Nixon,' reissued on vinyl


Esben and the Witch Announce Split LP with Thought Forms


Easy Sound Launches, Announces New Records From Isobel Campbell, Vetiver, Papercuts


Seminal Incredible Bongo Band LPs Receive Deluxe Vinyl Anniversary Reissues


and in case you live in a cave, it's the Beatles' 50th!!

The Beatles' 15 Greatest TV Performances


10 ways the Beatles changed American culture


Nirvana's "Teen Spirit Voted Greatest Ever Song By NME


from BecauseSoundMatters

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