Monday, June 2, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

pre-orders available from our friends at NewOnVinyl


Wu Tang’s second album Wu-Tang Forever (1997) followed up on the massive success of Enter The Wu- Tang. With more elaborate production, soundtrack style violins & synths and the addition of protégée Cappadonna, the gang continued to tell stories about ghetto life, hoochie mamas and getting high as a kite. Standout tracks are “Reunited”, “For Heaven’s Sake” and “Visionz”, with their slightly off-beats and inventive use of samples, with great narratives to boot. Right from the get-go, Wu-Tang Forever is an outstanding and defining Hiphop record (on no less than EIGHT sides) that’s built to last.

The first pressing is available as a limited issue on clear vinyl!

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Originally released in 1977, Cat Scratch Fever is the third studio album by Ted Nugent, and a very successful one: it went multi-Platinum and some say it’s his best album ever. Recorded in New York and London, the album saw the return of lead singer Derek St. Holmes, who had left the band during the recording of 1976’s Free-For-All. The album was the last one with his original solo band.

The title track (and single) “Cat Scratch Fever” is perhaps one of the best hard rock anthems of all time. This album is a real rock classic in the truest sense of the word!

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Hybrid Theory is the debut album by the American rock band Linkin Park, released on October 24, 2000 through Warner Bros. Records. The album was a commercial success, having sold over 10 million units in the United States alone as of 2010, peaking at number two on the Billboard 200, and also reaching high positions on other charts worldwide.

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Ultraviolence is the upcoming third studio album by American recording artist Lana Del Rey; it is scheduled to be released on June 13, 2014 by Polydor Records and Interscope Records. Del Rey collaborated with producer Dan Auerbach during the recording process.

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Reissue LP album 180 gram by Music on Vinyl. Red/Gold Coloured Double LP with Gatefold sleeve, Insert and Printed Innsersleeve. Includes 30 x60 cm poster. European Release. Limited Numbered Release of 3000 copies

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up for pre-order at PolyVinylRecords

Alvvays - Alvvays 

(Release Date: Jul 22, 2014)

Alvvays are two women, three men, a crate of C-86 tapes and a love of jingle-jangle.

Molly Rankin and Kerri MacLellan grew up as next-door neighbours in Cape Breton, lifting fiddles and folk-songs. Heartbreaks of different shades soon entered their lives, as did the music of Teenage Fanclub and Belle & Sebastian. Similar noisy melancholy drifted over to Prince Edward Island, finding Alec O'Hanley, Brian Murphy and Philip MacIsaac.

Convening in Toronto, the group have been making music since dusk or maybe dawn, when stars were appearing or fading off. As a result, their debut self-titled album is both sun-splashed and twilit -- nine songs concealing drunkenness, defeat and death in tungsten-tinted pop that glitters like sea glass.

With needlepoint melody and verse, Rankin and O'Hanley's songs were recorded at Chad VanGaalen's Yoko Eno studio and mixed by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) and John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile).

The resultant album is loud and clear and sure. Flood your ears.

On 180-Gram Cream (Early Bird Edition - Limited to 300) and 180-Gram Electric Blue (In stores July 22)

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Jean-Benoit Dunckel And Nicolas Godin of AIR to Release Ambient and Experimental Soundscapes On Limited Edition Vinyl


Bad Company To Reissue Fist Two LPs On Vinyl


Weekly Wax: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 5/25-5/31/


from our friends at VinylCollective

Top 10 Albums – June 2, 2014

Here are the Top 10 Albums sold at Shop Radio Cast for the week of May 27 – June 2, 2014:

New Release / Pre Orders

1. Four Year Strong – Rise or Die Trying LP
2. Mew – Frengers 2XLP
3. The Mars Volta – Amputechture 2XLP
4. Sum 41 – Chuck LP
5. The Starting Line – Say It Like You Mean It 2XLP
6. The Mars Volta – De-loused In The Comatorium 2XLP
7. Finch – Say Hello To Sunshine 2XLP
8. Elastica – Elastica LP
9. Hawthorne Heights – The Silence In Black And White (Acoustic) LP
10. Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence 2XLP

Back Catalog

1. Descendents – Everything Sucks LP (Colored)
2. Silverchair – Frogstomp 2XLP
3. Quicksand – Slip LP
4. The Starting Line – Based On A True Story 2XLP
5. Alkaline Trio – Agony and Irony 2XLP (Deluxe Edition)
6. City and Colour – Sometimes 2XLP
7. Brand New – Your Favorite Weapon LP
8. NOFX – Punk In Drublic LP
9. Set Your Goals – The Reset Demos 10″
10. City and Colour – Bring Me Your Love 2XLP


from AcousticSounds

Top Sellers at AcoustisSounds 

1.  Gershwin: An American In Paris / Rhapsody In Blue - Arthur Fiedler
2.  Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
3.  Thriller - Michael Jackson
4.  Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
5.  Abraxas - Santana
6.  Ted Nugent - Ted Nugent
7.  Boston - Boston
8.  MFSL Original Master Sleeves - Mobile Fidelity
9.  Steamin' With The Miles Davis Quintet - Miles Davis
10.  Bags Groove - Miles Davis


album cover art of the day:

In Flames 'Siren Charms North American Release Date Announced


album cover art of the day, part two:

Unisonic to Release Light Of Dawn Album in August


for shits and giggles on a monday:

25 Hilarious Album Covers