Monday, July 21, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at NewOnVinyl


Mudhoney didn’t invent grunge, but they were one of the first bands to truly define the style, and thanks to the bizarro-world logic that has defined their career, they seemed to lose interest in the stuff once you could actually make serious money playing it, ensuring that they wouldn’t have to deal with the mainstream adulation that made followers like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden into multi-platinum cash cows. By 1995, Grunge’s brief fling on the charts was pretty much over, just in time for Mudhoney to decide they liked the stuff again, and make the finest album of their career, My Brother the Cow.

Produced by Jack Endino, the album includes numerous direct references to bands that influenced Mudhoney’s sound. The song “F.D.K. (Fearless Doctor Killers)”, for example, is a reference to the Bad Brains song “F.V.K. (Fearless Vampire Killers)”. “Orange Ball-Peen Hammer” alludes to the song “Orange Claw Hammer” by Captain Beefheart, as well as containing lyrics borrowed from Led Zeppelin. “1995” is a homage to the Stooges song “1969” and also includes musical references to “L.A. Blues”, another Stooges song.

The Music On Vinyl reissue contains the promo 7” single as it was released in 1995! First pressing available as limited edition of 1000 copies on white vinyl (LP + 7”).

Release on 2014-08-11

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The Legend of Johnny Cash is a single-disc compilation album of country music singer Johnny Cash's career. It is the first such album to contain material from Cash’s American Recordings era in addition to songs from his time at Sun and Columbia. It was released on October 25, 2005 on the Island/American/Columbia/Legacy record labels and tied to the release of the Cash biopic Walk the Line. In the wake of that film's success its sales made the compilation an overwhelming success. The album was certified Gold on 12/7/2005, Platinum on 12/14/2005 and 2x Platinum on 5/19/2006 by the RIAA. As of May 8, 2014, the album has sold 3,166,000 copies in the United States.

Release Date: 2014-8-15

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Here it is, Deadheads, the ultimate "Dark Star" is now on vinyl. Deluxe audiophile pressing cut in Toronto under the watchful ears of John Oswald. Heavy-duty triple gatefold jacket includes liner-notes by musicologist Rob Bowman featuring interviews with Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, and Robert Hunter, plus two "time maps" which chart the source concerts of "Dark Star." Music performed by The Grateful Dead (c) Grateful Dead Productions Inc. & Ice Nine Publishing Inc.

Taken from over 100 performances of "Dark Star" recorded between 1968 and 1993 original recordings of the Grateful Dead in performance have been processed using Plunderphonic techniques - built, layered and "folded" to produce one large, new re-composed "Dark Star."

Plunderphonics is a term coined by composer John Oswald in 1985 in his essay Plunderphonics, or Audio Piracy as a Compositional Prerogative. It has since been applied to any music made by taking one or more existing audio recordings and altering them in some way to make a new composition. Plunderphonics can be considered a form of sound collage.

"Grayfolded is literally a hundred or so great nights rolled into one extraordinary extended high. Gorgeous sonic origami." - Rolling Stone

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The Aislers Set "How I Learned To Write Backwards Remastered/Reissue "

The Aislers Set occupy an enviable place in the pop pantheon. Brimming with drunken romanticism, sharp pop sensibilities, and timeless melodies, The Aislers Set reveled in the history of great pop, spiking their classicist 60s-tinged tunes with pure post-punk energy and originality of bands like the Fire Engines and The June Brides. Every song is a meticulously constructed sound world, where the arrangement and instrumentation sublimely and uncannily bring each tune to completeness. Although they stopped playing and recording together by 2004 due to life commitments, their reputation has only grown; sporadic reunion shows and mini-tours have been met with rapturous response. Alas, Suicide Squeeze is proud to present the 2014 reissue of the seminal album "How I Learned To Write Backwards" remastered and resequenced by John Greenham at Infrasonic Sound in Los Angeles, and on vinyl LP again for the first time in over a decade. The band will play a select set of shows this fall, and Suicide Squeeze and Slumberland Records will be teaming up to co-release a new album of singles and rarities to be released in early 2015

The LP is available in a limited pressing of 1,000 copies on 180 gram Translucent Green Vinyl. A digital download card for MP3 is included.

PRE-ORDER (will ship on September 22, 2014) HERE


Sabaton - Heroes 

‘This is a limited edition exclusive product - only 50 copies available in the UK store so once they’re gone, they’re gone!’

Limited Edition Blue/Yellow Splatter Vinyl.

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Crosby, Stills & Nash - Demos (180 Gram Vinyl)

This is a 12-song collection of previously unreleased demos from 1968 to 1971. It offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the earliest days of one of rock’s most legendary partnerships including early versions of “Marrakesh Express,” “Almost Cut My air” and “Love The One You’re With.” Most tracks were recorded at the legendary Wally Heider studios. Highlights include CSN harmonizing on a January '69 take on "Marrakesh Express," Crosby and Stills on "Long Time Gone," and Crosby and Nash joined by Neil Young "Music Is Love" (a song later featured on Crosby's solo debut If I Could Only Remember My Name). This collection reaches as far back as '68 with Stills' "My Love Is A Gentle Thing," and also features his solo classic "Love The One You're With." Among the other highlights are three songs that would appear on Nash's solo debut, 1971's Songs For Beginners, including "Chicago" and "Sleep Song," and Crosby performing unaccompanied on "Almost Cut My Hair" and "Déjà Vu."

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from our friends at SlyVinyl

Bat Manors – Literally Weird // Limited to 300 Translucent Purple Vinyl LP (150g) w/ Hand Screen Printed Art

Copeland – In Motion // Limited to 750 White & 1500 Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl LP


The Unicorns announce vinyl reissue of 'Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone?'


covered this artist in previous post last week, here and now another LP is up on eBay and the bidding is insane (again!)

Second LP From Mysterious Canadian Artist Lewis Hits eBay


album cover art of the day:

New Album "Up In Hell" Announced By Incite  


album cover art of the day, part two:

Zodiac Unveils "Sonic Child" Album Artwork