Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at SoundStageDirect

Turn Blue (Pre-Order) by The Black Keys

The Black Keys’ new album, Turn Blue, will be released on Nonesuch Records. Produced by Danger Mouse, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, Turn Blue features 11 new tracks including the first single, “Fever.”

Turn Blue was recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood during the summer of 2013 with additional recording done at the Key Club in Benton Harbor, MI and Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound in Nashville in early 2014. Of the new album, the band says Turn Blue could refer to:

A: Suffocation
B: Sadness
C: Numbness from extreme cold
D: A Cleveland late night TV host from the 1960s named Ghoulardi
E: All of the above

Moreover, Carney comments, “We are always trying to push ourselves when we make a record—not repeat our previous work but not abandon it either. On this record, we let the songs breathe and explored moods, textures and sounds. We’re excited for the world to hear Turn Blue.”

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Ghostbusters (Pre-Order) by Ray Parker, Jr

Ghostbusters b/w Ghostbusters 1984 Remixes Legacy Recordings and RSD celebrate the 30th anniversary of the blockbuster film comedy "Ghostbusters" with a collectible "ecto green" glow-in-the-dark 10" vinyl pressing of the film's #1 hit theme song by Ray Parker Jr., backed with original 1984 dance remixes of the track.

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This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records at SoundStageDirect

1. Ray Parker, Jr - Ghostbusters (Pre-Order)
2. Blind Melon - Blind Melon (Pre-Order)
3. Dave Matthews Band - Remember Two Things (Pre-Order)
4. Neil Young - A Letter Home
5. MFSL Original Master Record Sleeves (50)
6. KISS - Love Gun
7. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
8. The Mars Volta - De-loused In The Comatorium (Black Vinyl) (Pre-Order)
9. The Black Keys - Turn Blue (Pre-Order)
10. Various Artists - The Big Lebowski


White Releasing Unique Vinyl Version Of LP Lazaretto

Jack White is pulling out all the stops for the Lazaretto 12" vinyl version; which is slated for release on June 10, 2014. White has some vinyl gimmickry planned for the vinyl release of Lazaretto, which is being called an ULTRA LP.  A little over the top, maybe, but a unique piece of collectible vinyl!

Here's a list of the special one-of-a-kind features:

- 180 gram vinyl
 - 2 vinyl-only hidden tracks hidden beneath the center labels
 - 1 hidden track plays at 78 RPM, one plays at 45 RPM, making this a 3-speed record
- Side A plays from the outside in
 - Dual-groove technology: plays an electric or acoustic intro for “Just One Drink” depending on where needle is dropped. The grooves meet for the body of the song.
 - Matte finish on Side B, giving the appearance of an un-played 78 RPM record
 - Both sides end with locked grooves
 - Vinyl pressed in seldom-used flat-edged format
 - Dead wax area on Side A contains a hand-etched hologram by Tristan Duke of Infinity Light Science, the first of its kind on a vinyl record
 - Absolutely zero compression used during recording, mixing and mastering
 - Different running order from the CD/digital version
 - LP utilizes some mixes different from those used on CD and digital version

S i d e O n e 
1. Three Women
2. Lazaretto
3. Temporary Ground
4. Would You Fight For My Love?
5. High Ball Stepper

S i d e T w o 
6. Just One Drink
7. Alone in My Home
8. That Black Bat Licorice
9. Entitlement
10. I Think I Found the Culprit
11. Want and Able

Jack White and Ben Blackwell discuss and demonstrate the ULTRA LP features in the video below:


 You can pre-order the vinyl at ThirdManRecords


from our friends at TheOmegaOrder

RICH ROBINSON - The Ceaseless Sight 2LP/Poster Bundle

Rich Robinson, best known as the guitarist, songwriter, and founder of The Black Crowes, stands ready to complete the solo artist evolution that he began ten years earlier. The Ceaseless Sight, is an album that represents the full maturation of Rich as a songwriter, a vocalist, and a solo artist. A worldwide Black Crowes tour kept Robinson busy in 2013, but he found the time to return to Woodstock to record The Ceaseless Sight. The album finds Robinson stepping solidly into his own as a solo artist as he adds confident vocalist and lyricist to his accomplished musical resume. The Ceaseless Sight will be released early in 2014 and the Rich Robinson Band will tour through the year in support of its release.

Brand new studio album
Exclusive Screen printed poster
The Acoustic/Instrumental EP 'The Dirigible Utopia'  in a silkscreen printed CD sleeve.
All LP orders will come the the full album  CD insert with the Vinyl

Order HERE


from our friends at SlyVinyl

Pyramidal – Live Freaks (Live at Freak Valley Festival 2013) // Limited Colored LPs

Worthless – Greener Grass // Limited to 200 Translucent Green Vinyl 7"


Amazon's Top Ten Best Selling Vinyl

1. XSCAPE ~ Michael Jackson (pre-order)
2. Led Zeppelin II ~ Led Zeppelin (pre-order)
3. Violator (180 Gram Vinyl) ~ Depeche Mode
4. Led Zeppelin III ~ Led Zeppelin
5. III ~ Badbadnotgood
6. Southsiders ~ Atmosphere
7. Wolf (2LP+CD) ~ The Creator Tyler
8. And Then You Shoot Your Cousin ~ The Roots
9. Singles ~ Future Islands
10. Everyday Robots ~ Damon Albarn

Amazon's Top Ten Best Selling Music

1. Frozen ~ Demi Lovato
2. Shine On ~ Sarah McLachlan
3. Turn Blue ~ The Black Keys
4. Ghost Stories ~ Coldplay
5. NOW 50: That's What I Call Music ~ Now Music
6. XSCAPE (Deluxe Edition CD\DVD) ~ Michael Jackson
7. Natalie Merchant ~ Natalie Merchant
8. Disney's Karaoke Series: Frozen ~ Disney Karaoke Series
9. Corazon (Deluxe Edition CD/DVD) ~ Santana
10. G I R L ~ Pharrell Williams


a rare look at the downloading and streaming charts:

Top 10 Streamed Tracks on Spotify - Monday, April 28, to Sunday May 4


1. Iggy Azalea, "Fancy" (Virgin EMI Records)
2. John Legend, "All of Me" (Columbia Records)
3. Ariana Grande, "Problem" (Republic Records)
4. Katy Perry, "Dark Horse" (Capitol Records)
5. Calvin Harris, "Summer" (Columbia Records)
6. Jason Derulo, "Talk Dirty - feat. 2 Chainz" (Warner Bros. Records)
7. DJ Snake & Lil Jon, "Turn Down for What" (Columbia Records)
8. Bastille, "Pompeii" (Virgin Records Ltd)
9. Coldplay, "Magic" (Parlophone UK)
10. Idina Menzel, "Let It Go" (Disney Enterprises, Inc.)


1. Mr. Probz, "Waves - Robin Schulz Radio Edit" (Ultra / Sony Music Entertainment Netherlands B.V.)
2. Kiesza, "Hideaway" (Lokal Legend/Universal Music Ltd.)
3. Clean Bandit, "Rather Be feat. Jess Glynne" (Warner Music UK Limited)
4. Iggy Azalea, "Fancy" (Virgin EMI Records)
5. John Legend, "All of Me" (Columbia Records)
6. Aloe Blacc, "The Man" (XIX Recordings LLC/Interscope Records)
7. Sigma, "Nobody to Love - Extended Mix" (All Around The World)
8. Calvin Harris, "Summer" (Columbia Records)
9. Coldplay, "Magic" (Parlophone UK)
10. Katy Perry, "Dark Horse" (Capitol Records)


1. Clean Bandit, "Rather Be feat. Jess Glynne" (Warner Music UK Limited)
2. Calvin Harris, "Summer" (Columbia Records)
3. Mr. Probz, "Waves - Robin Schulz Radio Edit" (Ultra / Sony Music Entertainment Netherlands B.V.)
4. Katy Perry, "Dark Horse" (Capitol Records)
5. John Legend, "All of Me" (Columbia Records)
6. Coldplay, "Magic" (Parlophone UK)
7. Aloe Blacc, "The Man" (XIX Recordings LLC/Interscope Records)
8. David Guetta, "Bad (feat. Vassy) - Radio Edit" (Parlophone France)
9. Iggy Azalea, "Fancy" (Virgin EMI Records)
10. Pharrell Williams, "Happy (from Despicable Me 2)" (Back Lot Music/Columbia Records)

iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending May 5, 2014

Top Songs

1. Problem (feat. Iggy Azalea), Ariana Grande
2. Fancy (feat. Charli XCX), Iggy Azalea
3. Happy (From "Despicable Me 2"), Pharrell Williams
4. All of Me, John Legend
5. Turn Down For What, DJ Snake, Lil Jon
6. Me and My Broken Heart, Rixton
7. Talk Dirty (feat. 2 Chainz), Jason Derulo
8. Not a Bad Thing, Justin Timberlake
9. Sing, Ed Sheeran
10. Play It Again, Luke Bryan

Top Albums

1. Frozen, Various Artists
2. Shatter Me, Lindsey Stirling
3. Ghost Stories, Coldplay
4. The New Classic, Iggy Azalea
5. Just As I Am, Brantley Gilbert
6. Supernova, Ray LaMontagne
7. After Hours, Timeflies
8. Obsessed, Jim Gaffigan
9. Passion: Take It All (Deluxe E..., Passion
10. These Things Happen, G-Eazy


our friends at TheOmegaOrder have a Mother's day sale ( NOTHING SAYS "I LOVE YOU MOM" LIKE BRUTAL DEATH METAL!!)

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Little Mermaid and Lion King Limited Edition Vinyl Picture Discs

Hot Topic is the exclusive retailer for newly released limited edition vinyl LPs featuring the soundtracks of Disney animated classics The Little Mermaid and The Lion King.


album cover art of the day:

Origin Unveils New Album Artwork And Track Listing