Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Music Releases - August 2014

August 5

Adult Jazz - Gist
Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke
Alestorm - Sunset on the Golden Age
Alias - Pitch Black Prism (vinyl)
Alice Cooper - Hey Stoopid (reissue) (vinyl)
Amp Live - Headphone Concerto
Angus and Julia Stone - Angus and Julia Stone (2xLP)
Antonio Carlos Jobim - Stone Flower (2XLP)
Arkells - High Noon
Avulsed - Carnivoracity (reissue)
Bayside - Cult (colored vinyl)
Bear In Heaven - Time Is Over One Day Old (colored vinyl)
Belphegor - Conjuring The Dead
Billy Joe Shaver - Long in the Tooth
Black Trip - Goin' Under
Blink 182 - Buddha (tape)
Blues Pills - Blues Pills
Bobby Darin - Icon
Bolzer - Soma
Brimstone Coven - Brimstone Coven
Capture the Crown - Reign of Terror
Cemetery Fog - Towards The Gates EP
Chairmen of the Board - Complete Invictus Studio Recordings: 1969 -78
Chaos Moon - Resurrection Extract
Charlotte OC - Colour My Heart EP (vinyl)
Christopher Denny - If The Roses Don't Kill Us (vinyl)
Chrome - Feel It Like A Scientist
Cloudface - Untitled LP (2xLP)
Cold World - How The Gods Chill
Columns - Please Explode (vinyl)
Cory Branan - The No-Hit Wonder (vinyl)
Counterpunch - Bruises
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (reissue) (vinyl)
Darkest Hour - Darkest Hour
David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights - End Times Undone (vinyl)
Deep Purple - Concerto for Group and Orchestra (2002 remix/remaster) (vinyl)
Devonté Hynes - Palo Alto (original motion picture score) (vinyl)
Dikembe - Mediumship
Dub Club - Meaning of Dub (vinyl)
EDJ - EDJ (vinyl)
Eluveitie - Origins
Elvis Presley - That's The Way It Is (2xCD)
Empty Hearts - The Empty Hearts
Entombed A.D. - Back To The Front
Eric Copeland - Ms Pretzel (12")
Four Letter Lie - Like Structures
Gang Star - Icon
Godsmack - 1000hp
Goodnight, Texas - Uncle John Farquhar (vinyl)
Hamish Kilgour - All of It and Nothing (vinyl)
Has-Lo and Castle - Live Like You're Dead
Holy Shit - Stranded at Two Harbors (vinyl)
Holy Tongues - Weak People
Iman Omari - Energy (vinyl)
It Looks Sad. - Self-Titled (7")
Jethro Tull - A Passion Play (reissue) (vinyl)
John Gallow - Violet Dreams
John Garcia - John Garcia
Johnny Cash - The Legend of Johnny Cash (reissue) (2xLP)
Kevin Morby - My Name (7")
Kix - Rock Your Face Off
Lakes - Fire Ahead (2xLP)
Lee Corey Oswald - Regards (vinyl)
Lee Hazlewood - Friday’s Child (reissue) (vinyl)
Lee Hazlewood - Love and Other Crimes (reissue) (vinyl)
Lee Hazlewood - The N.S.V.I.P.’s (Not So Very Important People) (reissue) (vinyl)
Leon Russell - Life Journey (vinyl)
Lil Silva - Mabel EP
Linda Ronstadt - Hand Sown Home Grown / Silk Purse / Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt - Icon
Loops Haunt - IIVA EP (12")
Lost Boy - Canned
Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music: First Full Instrumental Version Performed Live by Zeitkratzer (2xLP)
Lusine - Arterial (10")
Mastodon - Remission (reissue)
MC Hammer - Icon
Mogwai - Come On Die Young (4xLP)
Mouth Of The South - Struggle Well
Mozart's Sister - Being (vinyl)
Mutilated Veterans - Necro Crust Warhead EP
Nachtmystium - The World We Left Behind
Naomi Punk - Television Man (vinyl)
Newmoon - Invitation to Hold (7")
Nikki Sudden and Rowland S. Howard - Kiss You Kidnapped Charabanc (vinyl)
Nikki Sudden and the Jacobites - Dead Men Tell No Tales (vinyl)
Nils Lofgren - Face the Music
Panopticon - Roads To The North
Pat Martino - El Hombre (vinyl)
Paul Flaherty and Chris Corsano - Low Cost Space Flights (vinyl)
Phyllis Nelson - Move Closer: Expanded Edition
Poison - Icon
Reba McEntire - Icon
Rosebuds - Sand + Silence
Roses - Dreamlover EP
Rowland S. Howard - Pop Crimes (vinyl)
Saturn - Ascending
Shaggy - Icon
Skid Row - Rise Of The Damnation Army: United World Rebellion: Chapter Two
Somi - The Lagos Music Salon
Spider Bags - Frozen Letter (vinyl)
Spoon - They Want My Soul (vinyl)
Summer Camp - Beyond Clueless
Sunny Sweeney - Provoked
Swashbuckle - We Hate the Sea EP
Teenage Fanclub - Man-Made (reissue) (vinyl)
Teenage Fanclub - Shadows (reissue) (vinyl)
The Dead Daisies - Face I Love EP
The Interrupters - The Interrupters
The Jayhawks - Hollywood Town Hall (reissue) (vinyl)
The Jayhawks - Rainy Day Music (reissue) (2xLP)
The Jayhawks - Smile (reissue) (2xLP)
The Jayhawks - Sound of Lies (reissue) (2xLP)
The Jayhawks - Tomorrow the Green Grass (reissue) (vinyl)
The John Lurie National Orchestra - The Invention of Animals
The Murder City Devils - The White Ghost Has Blood on Its Hands Again
The Order Of The Solar Temple - The Order Of The Solar Temple
The Red Garland Quintet - Soul Junction (vinyl)
The Rosebuds - Sand + Silence (vinyl)
The Spinners - The Best of Spinners (vinyl)
The Waterboys - A Pagan Place (reissue) (vinyl)
The Weeks - Buttons EP (vinyl)
The Wind and the Wave - From the Wreckage (vinyl)
Those Who Bring the Torture - Piling Up
To Set Ablaze - The Life We Lead
Tom Carter and Pat Murano - Four Infernal Rivers (2xLP)
Tops - Change of Heart (7")
Tuatara - Underworld
Twin Peaks - Wild Onion (vinyl)
Vandenberg MoonKings - Vandenberg MoonKings
Vardan - Enjoy of Deep Sadness
Various Artists - Garden State OST (2xLP)
Various Artists - Music from the Mountain Provinces (vinyl)
Wildcat! Wildcat! - No Moon at All (vinyl)
Wind and the Wave - From the Wreckage (vinyl)
Wovenwar - Wovenwar
Ziguri - Ziguri (vinyl)

August 12

A.C. Newman - What If OST
Ace Frehley - Ace Frehley (reissue) (vinyl)
Adebisi Shank - This Is The Third Album of A Band Called Adebisi Shank
Ali Muhareb - Walkin' (7")
Atara / Miserable Failure - Hang Them
Ben Fields - Extraordinary Light (vinyl)
Black Wine - Yell Boss (vinyl)
Blood Orange - Uncle ACE (12")
Botanist - VI: Flora
Brian Setzer - Rockabilly Riot! All Original (vinyl)
Bully - Milkman (7")
Bunji Garlin - Differentology
Byrds - Straight for the Sun
Caleb Johnson - Testify
Cannonball Adderley | Milt Jackson - Things Are Getting Better (reissue) (vinyl)
Chet Baker - Chet Baker in New York (vinyl)
Childhood - Lacuna
Chris Staples - American Soft (vinyl)
Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas (reissue) (vinyl)
Coleman Hawkins - The Hawk Relaxes (reissue) (vinyl)
Comet Gain - Paperback Ghosts (vinyl)
Crippled Black Phoenix - A Love Of Shared Disasters (2xLP)
Dama / Libra - Claw
Daniel Johnston - Fun (vinyl)
Dark Blue - Just Another Night with the Boys (7")
Diana Krall - Quiet Nights (reissue) (2xLP)
Diana Krall - The Look of Love (reissue) (2xLP)
Dilated Peoples - Directors of Photography (2xLP)
Donny Hathaway - The Best Of Donny Hathaway (vinyl)
Ensemble Economique - Melt Into Nothing (vinyl)
Evil United - Honored By Fire
FaltyDL - In the Wild (2xLP)
FKA Twigs - LP1
Frankie Knuckles - Beyond the Mix (vinyl)
Frankie Knuckles - Welcome to the Real World (vinyl)
Gene Simmons - Gene Simmons (reissue) (vinyl)
Grey Lands - Songs By Other People
Grifter - Return Of The Bearded Brethren
Gulp - Season Sun (vinyl)
Heartist - Feeding Fiction
Herman's Hermits - Their Greatest Hits (vinyl)
Joe Glazer - Garbage and Other Songs of Our Time (reissue) (vinyl)
Joe Glazer - Old Folks Ain't All the Same (reissue) (vinyl)
John & Jacob - John & Jacob
John 5 - Careful With That Axe
KISS - Alive: The Millennium Concert (vinyl)
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - Pika Pika Fantajin
Letting Up Despite Great Faults - Neon
Liam Betson - Cover of Hunter (colored vinyl)
Louvin Brothers - Complete Recorded Works: 1952-1962
Lucero  Live From Atlanta
Lykke Li - I Never Learn (vinyl)
Max Richter - Retrospective (4xCD)
Mirel Wagner - When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day (vinyl)
Nozinja - Tsekeleke (12")
Paul Stanley - Paul Stanley (reissue) (vinyl)
Peter Criss - Peter Criss (reissue) (vinyl)
Peter Escott - The Long O (vinyl)
Porter Robinson - Worlds (2xLP)
Prawn - Kingfisher (vinyl)
Rivergazer - Random Nostalgia (vinyl)
Rome Ramirez - Get Free
Roosevelt Sykes - Collection 1929-47
Saint Pepsi - Fiona Coyne / Fall Harder (7")
Sinead O'Connor - I'm Not Bossy I'm the Boss (vinyl)
Slaughterday - Ravenous
Sonny Rollins - The Studio Sound of Sonny (reissue) (vinyl)
Steve Aoki - Neon Future
Suzanne Vega - Close-Up Series
The 5, 6, 7, 8's - Bomb the Rocks: Singles (reisue) (2xLP)
The 5, 6, 7, 8's - Teenage Mojo Workout (reissue) (vinyl)
The Animals - The Best of the Animals (2xLP)
The Blackbyrds - City Life (vinyl)
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Jazz at the College of the Pacific (reissue) (vinyl)
The Ergs - dorkrockcorkrod (vinyl)
The Gaslight Anthem - Get Hurt (vinyl)
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concorde (vinyl)
The Pharmacy - Spells (vinyl)
The Underachievers - The Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium
Tre Mission - Stigmata (2xLP)
Twitching Tongues - World War LIVE
Upon A Burning Body - The World Is My Enemy Now
Various Artists - Collection 1941-62
Watsky - All You Can Do
Wheat - Medeiros (2xLP)
You Blew It! - You Blue It (vinyl)
Zookeeper - Pink Chalk (vinyl)
µ-Ziq - Rediffusion (12")

August 19

Accept - Blind Rage
Acrania - Totalitarian Dystopia
Addison Groove - Turn Up the Silence EP (12")
Amy Grant - In Motion: The Remixes (vinyl)
Apache Dropout - Heavy Window (vinyl)
Ark Life - The Dream of You and Me (vinyl)
Bad Case of Big Mouth - Straight Up Bad Luck
Bahamas - Bahamas Is Afie
Beach Day - Native Echoes
Better Than Ezra - Surprise
Bishop Allen - Lights Out (colored vinyl)
Bob Carpenter - Silent Passage (vinyl)
Botanist - VI: Flora (vinyl)
Buddy - Last Call For The Quiet Life
Cardinals Folly - Our Cult Continues!
Caroline Rose - I Will Not Be Afraid (vinyl)
Carrier - Lowlife
Castanets - Decimation Blues (vinyl)
Celebration - Albumen (vinyl)
Children Of Technology - Future Decay
Christian Gregory - Count On You (vinyl)
Coachwhips - Get Yer Body Next Ta Mine (vinyl)
Coliseum - Coliseum (reissue) (2xLP)
Com Truise - In Decay (vinyl)
Connections - Into Sixes (vinyl)
Cream - Best of Cream (reissue) (vinyl)
Crime - Murder By Guitar (vinyl)
Cross Examination - The Dawn of the Dude EP
Deadlock - The Re-Arrival
Dictated - The Deceived
Dr. John - Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch
DragonForce - Maximum Overload
Electric Würms - Musik, Die Schwer zu Twerk (vinyl)
Elvin Bishop - Can't Even Do Wrong Right
Empire Auriga - Ascending The Solar Throne
Extinction A.D. - Plague Prophecy
Fela Kuti - Confusion (reissue) (vinyl)
Fela Kuti - Sorrow, Tears and Blood (reissue) (vinyl)
Fela Kuti - Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense (reissue) (vinyl)
Free Time - Esoteric Tizz (7")
Grinder Blues - Grinder Blues
Gruppo d’Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza - Gruppo d’Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza (vinyl)
Halcyon Way - Conquer
He Is Legend - Heavy Fruit
Holly Herndon - Body Sound (10")
Human League - Dare! (vinyl)
Imogen Heap - Sparks (2xLP)
Israel Nash - Rain Plans (vinyl)
James Yorkston - The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society
Jenny Hval and Susanna - Meshes of Voice
Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas - Secret Evil (vinyl)
Jimmy Eat World - Clarity (reissue) (2xLP)
Jimmy Eat World - Futures (reissue) (2xLP)
Jimmy Eat World - Static Prevails (reissue) (2xLP)
jj - V (colored vinyl)
Joel Gion - Apple Bonkers (vinyl)
Johnny Touch - Inner City Wolves
Joy - Under the Spell of Joy (vinyl)
Julia Holter - Don't Make Me Over (7")
Julia Holter - Tragedy (reissue) (vinyl)
Karma To Burn - Arch Stanton
Kimbra - The Golden Echo (vinyl)
King 810 - Memoirs Of A Murderer
Kinks - Best of the Kinks 1964-1971
Literature - Chorus (vinyl)
Midge Ure - Fragile
Midnight - No Mercy For Mayhem
Moiré - Shelter
Monty Python - Monty Python's Total Rubbish: Super Deluxe
Moon Duo - Live in Ravenna (vinyl)
Museum Of Love - Museum Of Love
Music Go Music - Impressions (vinyl)
Ned Oldham - Further Gone (7")
Octoberman - What More What More
Orenda Fink - Blue Dream
Pallbearer - Foundations Of Burden
Paul Desmond - Take Ten (reissue) (vinyl)
Peliroja - Injusticia (vinyl)
Peter Jefferies - Electricity (2xLP)
Pillbuster - Brothel
Powerlord - The Awakening (reissue)
Punch - They Don't Have to Believe (vinyl)
Roadkill Ghost Choir - In Tongues
Roedelius - Flieg Vogel fliege (vinyl)
Rubblebucket - Survival Sounds (vinyl)
Sacrocurse - Unholier Master
Santana - Inner Secrets (reissue) (vinyl)
Sarah Jaffe - Don't Disconnect (vinyl)
Sleeping Bag - Deep Sleep (vinyl)
Sleeping Giant - Finished People
Smokey Robinson - Smokey & Friends
Souls of Mischief - There Is Only Now
Statik Selektah - What Goes Around
Stereo MCs - Connected (vinyl)
The Brokeoffs - Restless Leg
The Last Internationale - We Will Reign (vinyl)
The Offspring - Smash 20th Anniversary (reissue )(vinyl)
The Posies - Failure (reissue) (vinyl)
Trioscapes - Digital Dream Sequence
Various Artists - Kompakt Total 14 (2xLP)
Various Artists - Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited
Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood

August 26

Alraune - The Process of Self-Immolation
American - Coping With Loss
Ariana Grande - My Everything
Basement Jaxx - Junto (reissue) (2xLP)
Bastard Sapling - Instinct Is Forever
Battle Trance - Palace Of Wind
Bitchin Bajas - Bitchin Bajas (2xLP)
Brad Paisley - Moonshine In The Trunk
Cassie Ramone - Time Has Come
Circle Traps - Machine City EP (vinyl)
Cocksure - TVMALSV
Cold Specks - Neuroplasticity
Cymbals Eat Guitars - LOSE
Dry the River - Alarms in the Heat (vinyl)
Elephant Stone - The Three Poisons
Estrogen Highs - Hear Me On the Number Station (vinyl)
Etta James - Rocks the House (vinyl)
Famous Last Words - Council Of The Dead
Frnkiero And The Cellabration - Stomachaches
Full Force - With Love From Our Friends
Germ House - Showing Symptoms (vinyl)
Girl Tears - Tension (vinyl)
Gob - Apt. 13
High Ends - Super Class
High Inergy - Turnin' On
In the Valley Below - The Belt
J Dilla - The King of Beats (Ma Dukes Yancey Collector's Edition Box Set)
J Mascis - Tied to a Star
Liturgy - Renihilation (reissue)
Matchess - Seraphastra (vinyl)
Merchandise - After The End
MNDSGN - Yawn Zen
Mono/Poly - Golden Skies
Motorhead - Aftershock
Music Blues - Things Haven't Gone Well
Negative Scanner - Ambitious People / Evening News b/w R.I.P. (7")
Opeth - Pale Communion
Randy Bachman - Vinyl Tap Tour: Every Song Tells a Story
Robyn Hitchcock - The Man Upstairs
Royal Blood - Royal Blood
Rustie - Green Language (2xLP)
Sea of Bones - The Earth Wants Us Dead
Superdrag - Head Trip In Every Key (2xLP)
The Bug - Angels & Devils
The Front Bottoms - Rose (7")
The Griswolds - Be Impressive (vinyl)
The New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers
The Rentals - Lost In Alphaville
The Wytches - Annabel Dream Reader
The Young - Chrome Cactus (vinyl)
Tinnarose - Tinnarose
Twin Atlantic - Great Divide
Ty Segall - The Manipulator
Walter TV - Appetite (vinyl)
Wand - Ganglian Reef (vinyl)
Z - Visions of Dune

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

new arrivals from our friends at SoundStageDirect

Last Fair Day Gone Night by Katatonia

Katatonia was formed in 1991 by Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse. Their debut album, ‘Dance of December Souls’, was released in 1993, gaining the band recognition for their eclectic brand of gothic doom/death metal & joining acts such as Paradise Lost & My Dying Bride as one of the genre’s defining bands. On future albums a newer, sleeker Katatonia sound came to the fore, starting with a streamlined & structured collection of melodic dark rock songs that became third album ‘Discouraged Ones’; the main evolution point for modern day Katatonia.

‘Last Fair Day Gone Night’ features the Swedish dark rock/metal masters at their glorious best with this electrifying set from London’s esteemed Koko venue.

Recorded during a series of special celebratory shows to mark the band’s 20th anniversary during 2011’s ‘Last Fair Day Gone Night’ tour, founding members Anders Nyström & Jonas Renkse are joined by long-time drummer Daniel Liljekvist, plus guitarist Per Eriksson & bassist Niklas Sandin, for an exhilarating evening fuelled by a rich & extensive set of Katatonia tracks both past & present. Also includes a special performance of the landmark 2001 album ‘Last Fair Deal Gone Down’ in its entirety.

Deluxe Box With An 8 Page 12” Book

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The Silence In Black And White (Acoustic) by Hawthorne Heights

Hawthorne Heights will be releasing “The Silence In Black And White (Acoustic)” in celebration of the albums 10 year anniversary.

The album features all 11 tracks re-imagined for a truly unique re-release and a perfect homage to the album that put the band on the map.

“It’s hard to believe that after all these years, all these shows, and all these miles of highway, these songs still mean something to someone. It was so much fun to dive deep into these memories, and come out with fresh versions of songs that our fans have loved for years. It feels weird to think of it as an acoustic album, because it’s very much full band, as well as energetic. We tried to discover new depths; by digging into everything we have believed in all these years. We still believe in each other, we still believe in our fans, and we still believe in you.” – JT Woodruff (Vocals / Guitar)

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Sardonic Wrath by Darkthrone

Darkthrone originally formed in the late 80’s as a thrash/death metal act & progressed through a period technical death and doom metal experimentation to become legends of the black metal world & one of the original leading bands of the Norwegian scene.

 ‘Sardonic Wrath’ was initially released in 2004 and was Darkthrone’s final album for the Moonfog Productions label. With a suitably raw sound courtesy of Lars Klokkerhaug, the album delivers a wholly grim selection of black metal greatness courtesy of Nocturno Culto and Fenriz, with a dose of pure 80s metal influence as ever coursing through their veins. Regarded as a particular highlight of Darkthrone’s Moonfog era albums, ‘Sardonic Wrath’ also features guest vocals from Apollyon of countrymen Aura Noir/Immortal.

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This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records at SoundStageDirect

1. Nirvana - Feels Like The First Time (On Sale)
2. Widespead Panic - Space Wrangler
3. The White Stripes - Let's Shake Hands
4. The White Stripes - Hand Springs (On Sale)
5. The White Stripes - LaFayette Blues
6. Widespread Panic - Everyday (Pre-Order)
7. The White Stripes - Hotel Yorba/Rated X
8. Widespread Panic (Pre-Order)



San Diego’s Beloved Band ILYA Follows-Up With Album After Eight-Year Hiatus with Tour Dates, a Renewed Sense of Purpose and a Rightful Place Next to Bands Like Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Warpaint, Swans and Dead Can Dance


LOS ANGELES, CA (WEDNESDAY JULY 23, 2014) – San Diego post-rock band ILYA ( have confirmed Tuesday September 30 for the re-release of their third album In Blood (+Bonus Tracks). This is the bands first album of new music in close to a decade and is already proving to be their best work yet.

In Blood is a collection of dark, beautiful songs with deep attention to dynamics and mood, and a precision-like love for the subtleties and silence too often overlooked. A culmination of sounds and words so weighted you feel crushed, yet heightened by a delicate floating layer of hope, that leaves you clawing and scratching for more. Fans of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Warpaint, Swans and Dead Can Dance will find themselves right at home here.

An earlier version of In Blood was released regionally in and around San Diego to much fanfare this past spring. However, this new edition adds two new bonus tracks.

Pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl, with a beautiful full color Gatefold jacket. All vinyl purchases come with a free digital download.

Pre-Order HERE


from our friends at EnjoyTheRideRecords

Rob Zombie- Hellbilly Deluxe Coming on 180 Gram Vinyl

Rob Zombie's TRIPLE PLATINUM debut album 'Hellbilly Deluxe'

Available on vinyl as a non picture disc with complete artwork for the FIRST TIME

Pressed on 180 Gram Aqua/Orange/Green Swirl, Limited to 500 Copies & Exclusively Available At The Enjoy The Ride Records Webstore.

Housed in a Gatefold Jacket & 2 Sided Full Color Insert featuring Lyrics & original artwork by Rob Zombie

Each Order will also come with an individually numbered sticker of 1-500 which can be applied to anywhere on the jacket once open

You can order it tomorrow at EnjoyTheRideRecords


ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST Announces 40th Anniversary Edition of Frank Zappa’s Apostrophe(’) on 180-Gram Vinyl

The ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST presents more freshly remastered music with the 40th Anniversary Edition of Frank Zappa’s Apostrophe(’)on audiophile quality 180-gram vinyl. Cut directly from the original quarter-inch stereo analog master tapes, the special edition of the iconic 1974 album will be released on September 30.

Featuring definitive Zappa cuts “Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow” and “Cosmik Debris” among its original nine tracks, Apostrophe(’)was Zappa’s highest-charting album, peaking at No. 10 on the Billboard 200. The Gold-certified album has been remastered for vinyl by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering and manufactured for the world at Pallas Group in Germany.

The 40th Anniversary Edition of Apostrophe(’)continues the ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST’s ongoing commitment to the restoration of Frank Zappa’s albums on audiophile quality vinyl. Joe Travers, Vaultmaster, Zappa Archives, is working on the new LP releases with Bellman.

In 2012, when the rights to the iconic composer’s masters reverted back to Zappa Records and the ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST--headed by Zappa’s widow Gail Zappa--the family made his entire recorded catalog available on iTunes for the first time and began remastering the albums for reissue on vinyl. Presented with proper care and attention to detail, the releases honor the iconic legacy of the Composer, Guitarist, Bandleader, Filmmaker and Irrepressible Wit.

Zappa was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and received the GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. The official biography: Frank Zappa, American composer, fl. 1940-1993.

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Sweet Bird of Youth - The Rock*A*Teens  (reissue)

When Sweet Bird was released, the band was approaching the end of its existence. A few tours went by. 2001 turned into 2002, and the band was barely doing anything at all. Understandably. The band members all had their own lives, their own jobs, and their own destinies. The band’s final concert on New Year’s Eve ’02 wasn’t sheepish but rather a triumphant farewell. Lopez sang without his guitar on, standing on the monitors and screaming “I am the car, and I am the driver!” The crowd was as jubilant as the band.

Much like their performances back then, their body of work is a true catharsis. They were a truly homegrown band from Georgia that couldn’t possibly be mistaken for being from anywhere else. For anybody that ever wants a glimpse into what Cabbagetown was all about back then, the Rock*A*Teens’ Sweet Bird of Youth is a glorious introductory step.  —Henry H. Owings, Atlanta, January 2014

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wonderful news for the folks in las vegas!

11th Street Records brings vinyl shop and a recording studio Downtown


Lost 'Wild Style' Breakbeats Unearthed For Lavish 7-Disc Vinyl Set


yeah, yeah, it's not vinyl, but it is ozzy:

OZZY OSBOURNE To Release 'Memoirs Of A Madman' CD, Two-Disc DVD In October


Amazon's Top Ten Best Selling Music

1. Mandatory Fun ~ Weird Al Yankovic
2. Eric Clapton & Friends - The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale) ~ Eric Clapton
3. Hypnotic Eye ~ Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
4. CSNY 1974 (3 CD + DVD) ~ Crosby Stills Nash & Young
5. Lowborn ~ Anberlin
6. Yes! ~ Jason Mraz
7. Heaven & Earth ~ Yes
8. Begin Again: Music From & Inspired By The Original Motion Picture ~ Various Artists
9. Kidz Bop 26 ~ Kidz Bop Kids
10. In The Lonely Hour ~ Sam Smith


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 7/14 - 7/20, 2014

Vinyl Top 25
1. Widespread Panic - Space Wrangler
2. Jack White - Lazaretto
3. Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
4. First Aid Kit - Stay Gold
5. The Clean - Anthology
6. Trampled By Turtles - Wild Animals
7. Various - Country Funk II
8. The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream
9. Fela Kuti - Expensive Shit
10. Bleachers - Strange Desire
11. The Black Keys - Turn Blue
12. Reigning Sound - Shattered
13. Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business
14. John Hiatt - Terms Of My Surrender
15. Pink Floyd - The Division Bell
16. Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour
17. Beck - Morning Phase
18. Arctic Monkeys - AM
19. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City
20. Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll
22. Ed Sheeran - X
23. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (deluxe 2LP)
24. Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence
25. Lambchop - Nixon


album cover art of the day:

HELLION To Release 'Karma's A Bitch' Mini-Album