Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at SoundStageDirect

Junta Deluxe Edition (On Sale) by Phish

"Junta" is the first full-length studio album from the band Phish. The original 1/4" analog session tapes (recorded in 1988-1989) were mastered by Bernie Grundman Mastering creating an analog-to-analog vinyl master for "Junta Deluxe".

This 3-LP 180g vinyl set was manufactured by Furnace MFG. Original art by Jim Pollock.

"With great sound and better playing, Phish's debut Junta is highly recommended whether you're starting to discover Phish or are backing up to the beginning. It may be a bit long-winded and unfocused, yet it establishes their dedication to musical exploration effectively -- not to mention the typical wild and woolly Phish humor spilling out all over the lengthy tracks." - Steven McDonald (All Music Guide)
  • 3 LPs Pressed On 180 Gram Audiophile Grade Black Vinyl 
  • Lacquers Cut At Bernie Grundman Mastering From The Original Stereo 1/4" Master Reels
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This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records at SoundStageDirect

1. Ryan Adams - Love Is Hell
2. MFSL Original Master Record Sleeves (50)
3. Rush - ReDISCovered Box Set (Pre-Order)
4. Jerry Garcia And David Grisman (Pre-Order)
5. Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around
6. Phish - Junta Deluxe Edition (On Sale)
7. Isol-Pad (Set of 4)
8. Johnny Cash - American Recordings (Out Of Stock)
9. Bob Marley - Legend
10. Carole King - Tapestry


from our friends at www.mute.com


New Album Mess Out March 25th 

LIARS (Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill and Julian Gross) announce details of a unique, exclusive Record Store Day release. “Mess On A Mission” will be released on a limited edition vinyl embedded with string.

Says Angus Andrew: "We talked about the idea for days but weren't at all sure it could physically be done. After all, pressing bits of colored string into the actual vinyl was nothing we'd ever heard of before. To us it seemed like such a unique and interesting way to extend the visual language of Mess right inside the music."

“Mess On A Mission”, described by GQ as a "…frantic synthstorm" and by SPIN as "Rave-Punk Ripper" comes backed with remixes from Black Bananas (Jennifer Herrema of Royal Trux / RTX / Drag City) and Silent Servant (Sandwell District / Hospital Productions) plus an exclusive b-side, “Blah Vets”. This limited release will be available exclusively on Record Store Day - April 19th - and will follow the release of Liars' seventh studio album, Mess, out on March 25th, 2014 on CD, double vinyl, download.

Pre-Order the new album HERE


from our friends at Relapse

TOXIC HOLOCAUST: Announce Deluxe Vinyl Reissues 

In celebration of their ongoing global conquest with Exhumed and Skeletonwitch, Relapse Records will be reissuing three long out-of-print LPs from Portland, OR's thrash metal merchants TOXIC HOLOCAUST. The group's now classic albums, Evil Never Dies, Hell on Earth, and An Overdose of Death will all be available on deluxe vinyl on April 15, 2014 and can be pre-ordered from Relapse Mailorder HERE

The album that started it all, 2003's Evil Never Dies, will be available on vinyl for the first time in six years. Hell on Earth, 2005's long out-of-print thrash-punk crossover masterpiece, will be re-issued with the original artwork from Ed Repka (Megadeth, Death, Venom). Finally, 2008's An Overdose of Death will be repressed with gatefold packaging and contains some of the finest metal this side of the 21st century.


Electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick to get debut LP reissued on vinyl for first time in almost 50 years


SBTRKT Announces 'Transitions' 12-inch Series


Siouxsie and the Banshees to reissue ‘Hong Kong Garden’ on double 7-inch vinyl


David Lynch, Jake Bugg reveal release plans for 2014 Record Store Day


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9. Pure Heroine ~ Lorde
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