Monday, October 27, 2014

New Music Releases - October 28, 2014

ABBA - ABBA: The Collection (8LP Boxset)
Abysmal Dawn - Obsolescence
Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen at 21 (21st Anniversary 2xCD Edition)
Anaal Nathrakh - Desideratum
Animal - Instinct
Annihilated - XIII Steps To Ruination
Arsis - A Diamond For Disease (reissue)
As Blood Runs Black - Ground Zero
At The Gates - At War With Reality
Atriarch - An Unending Pathway
Author & Punisher - Drone Machines (vinyl)
Back Street Crawler - Second Street (reissue)
Back Street Crawler - The Band Plays On (reissue)
Balance & Composure - Separation (colored vinyl)
Barry Manilow - My Dream Duets
Beyond Creation - Earthborn Evolution
Black Map - …And We Explode
Black Milk Shares - If There's A Hell Below
Black Veil Brides - Black Veil Brides
Blackhawk - Greatest Hits & More
Bob Dylan - Folksinger's Choice Radio Recording, New York, January 13, 1962
Bob Dylan - Live Brandeis University Folk Festival
Bon Jovi - 30 Years of Rock & Roll
Brian Eno / Robert Fripp / Fripp & Eno - Live in Paris 28.05.1975
Bruce Cockburn - Rumours of Glory (reissue)
Cane Hill - Sunday School
Carly Simon - Playlist: The Very Best of Carly Simon
Cass McCombs/Meat Puppets - Tour Single (7")
Choir Vandals - At Night (colored vinyl)
Clinton Shorter - District 9 OST (vinyl)
Courtesy Drop - Stabilize (colored vinyl)
Cradle Of Filth - The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh (reissue) (vinyl)
Cradle Of Filth - V Empire Or Dark Faerytales In Phallustein (reissue) (vinyl)
Creepers - Lush
Crobot - Legend Of The Spaceborne Killer
Cut Teeth - Night Years (colored vinyl)
Dan Bodan  Soft
Daniel Lanois - Flesh And Machine
Darius Rucker - Home For The Holidays
Dave Davies - Rippin Up Time
Dawnbringer - Night Of The Hammer
Devin Townsend - Z² (2-CD)
Dillon Francis - Money Sucks, Friends Rule
Dionne Warwick - Feels So Good
Dream Theater - Awake (reissue) (colored vinyl)
Dream Theater - Falling Into Infinity (reissue) (colored vinyl)
Eric Johnson & Mike Stern - Eclectic
Espectrostatic - Escape from Witchtropolis
Ex Cops - Daggers
Flaming Lips - With a Little Help From My Fwends (vinyl)
Flyleaf - Between the Stars
Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours (reissue) (vinyl)
Frank Sinatra - This Is Sinatra (reissue) (vinyl)
French for Rabbits - Spirits
Frightened Rabbit - Midnight Organ Fight (vinyl)
Generation Of Vipers - Coffin Wisdom
Giant Squid - Minoans
Goo Goo Dolls - Otis Midnight Sessions
Grouper - Ruins
Haim - My Song 5 (picture disc)
Hideous Divinity - Cobra Verde
Holögrama - Waves
Homewrecker - Circle of Death
I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - Dust
Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes To Midnight (reissue) (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - Aces High (reissue) (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - Flight Of Icarus (reissue) (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - Live After Death (reissue) (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind (reissue) (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - Powerslave (reissue) (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills (reissue) (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - Running Free (reissue) (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - The Trooper (reissue) (vinyl)
Jane Siberry - Consider the Lily
Jerry Garcia - Garcialive 5: December 31st 1975 Keystone Berkeley
Jerry Lee Lewis - Rock & Roll Time (vinyl)
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart (reissue)
Kadavar - Kadavar
Kenny G - Brazilian Nights
Knuckle Puck - While I Stay Secluded (colored vinyl)
Kylesa - Spiral Shadow (limited edition vinyl)
Kylie Minogue - Enjoy Yourself: Deluxe Edition
Kylie Minogue - Kylie: Deluxe Edition
Kylie Minogue - Let's Get to It: Deluxe Edition
Kylie Minogue - Rhythm of Love: Deluxe Edition
Lagwagon - Hang (colored vinyl)
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (reissue) (vinyl)
Led Zeppelin - IV (reissue) (vinyl)
Leighton Meester - Heartstrings
Lifted Bells - Lights Out (7")
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter V
Lisa Stansfield - Seven
Live - The Turn
Man Overboard - Passing Ends (colored vinyl)
Martial Canterel - Gyors/Lassù
Medicine - Home Everywhere
Minus The Bear - Planet Of Ice (reissue) (vinyl)
Modest Mouse - This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About (reissue) (vinyl)
Modest Mouse - White Lies, Yellow Teeth (7")
Mono - Rays Of Darkness
Mono - The Last Dawn
Mouse On Mars - 21 Again
Mr. Bungle - Mr. Bungle (reissue) (vinyl)
My Dying Bride - Songs of Darkness (reissue) (vinyl)
Mykki Blanco - Gay Dog Food
Mysteries - New Age Music Is Here
Mysticum - Planet Satan
Necrophagia - WhiteWorm Cathedral
Nero Di Marte - Derivae
Nightbringer - Earthborn Evolution
No Devotion - 10,000 Summers (12")
Northlane - Singularity (deluxe edition)
Obisidian Kingdom - Mantiis
Obituary - Inked In Blood (colored vinyl)
Obliterations - Poison Everything
Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen - Kiasmos
Paul McCartney - New: Deluxe Edition
Pendragon - Not of This World (reissue)
Philip Glass - Candyman (vinyl)
Pianos Become The Teeth - Keep You
Places To Hide - Wild N Soft (7")
Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (2 CD/DVD)
Quintron - Spellcaster II: Death in Space
Rancid - Honor Is All We Know (limited edition deluxe LP+CD+7")
Restorations - LP3 (vinyl)
Run The Jewels - RTJ2
Sacred Oath - Spells & Incantations: the Best of Sacred Oath
She & Him - Classics
Sister Sin - Black Lotus
Stalley - Ohio
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - The Complete Epic Recordings Collection
Suicidal Tendencies - No Mercy/Widespread Bloodshed, Love Runs Red
Suzi Quatro - The Girl from Detroit City
Swans - Filth
Sylvie Simmons - Sylvie
Taylor Swift - 1989
Tear Out The Heart - Dead, Everywhere
The Anti-Nowhere League - We Are...The League
The Blasters - Going Home Live
The Blind Shake - Breakfast of Failures
The Blood God - Blood is My Trademark
The Brand New Heavies - Sweet Freaks
The Cramps - Big Beat from Badsville (reissue)
The Cramps - Fiends of Dope Island (reissue)
The Cramps - Look Mom No Head! (reissue)
The Cramps - Rockinnreelininaucklandnewzealandxxx (reissue)
The Cramps - Smell of Female (reissue)
The Cramps - Stay Sick! (reissue)
The Crown - Headhunter (7")
The Cryan' Shames - Sugar & Spice (reissue)
The Dickies - A Night That Will Live In Infamy 1977
The Grownup Noise - The Problem With Living In The Moment
The Jazz June - The Medicine (colored vinyl)
The Meteors - Original Albums Collection
The Twilight Sad - Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave
Theophilus London - Vibes!
Timi Yuro - I'm a Star Now: Rarities 1956-1982
Tinkerbelles - Fine Asses (7")
Todd Rundgren - At the BBC 1972-1982
Transatlantic - Kaliveoscope
Ultimate Painting - Ultimate Painting
Unearth - Watchers of Rule
Various Artists - Complete Stax / Volt Soul Singles Vol 2: 1968-71
Various Artists - From the Rabbit Hole
Various Artists - Stars of Classic Songs
Various Artists - Stars of Rock N Roll
Various Artists - Stars of the 60s
Various Artists - The Hillbillies: They Tried To Rock, Vol. 1
Various Artists - The Hillbillies: They Tried To Rock, Vol. 2
Vesania - Deus Ex Machina
Vomit Fist - Vomit Fist
Who - Who Hits 50
Wild Cub - Colour (colored vinyl)
Wish - Wish (EP)
Witchrider - Unmountable Stairs
Wizard Rifle - Here In The Deadlights
XTC - Drums and Wires (reissue)
Young Chop - Still
Yusef / Cat Stevens - Tell 'Em I'm Gone
Zao - Z=7L

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at NewOnVinyl


TV On the Radio will release their new album, Seeds, November 17th on Harvest Records. The band’s new single “Happy Idiot” ignites a hearty introduction to Seeds, catapulting out of the gate with an earnestly frenetic beat over a sweet sweet chorus of resignation. One thing that remains a constant with TV on the Radio is that there is no constant, and one curveball trounces another on Seeds.

Double LP. Colored vinyl.

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Carrie is the 2013 remake of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl who is outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother. Carrie unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Carrie is directed by Kimberly Peirce with a screenplay by Lawrence D. Cohen and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, with top actresses Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore signing for the lead roles.

The haunting classical score by Marco Beltrami vividly accompanies the eerie and terrifying scenes of the film. The dynamic soundtrack is wonderfully suited for a vinyl issue, making this without a doubt an audiophile collectible. In cinema's now!

On bloody red vinyl

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One of the most critically acclaimed scores of 2013, UTOPIA SERIES 1’s soundtrack was described by The Arts Desk as "Cristobal Tapia de Veer's cunning, menacing music”.

Coming out in September on DLP vinyl for the first time (and on limited yellow vinyl at that), the score features instruments ranging from a rare Chilean trutruka recorded in Borough tube station to the percussion sounds of a rhino turd from Zimbabwe! This one of the most eclectic and innovative TV scores in a long while and has been specially mastered for this vinyl release.

“This show. This music. Everything about is so odd and so perfect. The soundtrack to this show is quite honestly one of the best I've ever heard…” - Waterman Butterly (Top tracks of 2013 - UTOPIA OVERTURE - CRISTOBAL TAPIA DE VEER)

YELLOW Colored Vinyl. Double LP. Only 500 copies in this color

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from our friends at AudioFidelity (yes, it's that time of year!)

Trans-Siberian Orchestra The Christmas Attic


Originally released in 1998, "The Christmas Attic" is the second album by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and the second installment of their Christmas Trilogy. The story begins On Christmas Eve,  when a young girl's curiosity leads her to a night of mischief and magic when she decides to sneak up into the attic of her parents' home while she should be asleep.  This album contains a mix of vocal and instrumental songs. The track “Christmas Canon,” one of the TSO's most well-known songs, is a variation of Pachelbel's famous Canon in D Major, with lyrics and new music added as well as Boughs of Holly and a soulful rendition of Music Box Blues.

“The Christmas Attic” is being made available on vinyl for the first time in a 2-LP set. The brilliantly remastered records are packaged in a seasonal gatefold jacket that includes a colorful 12-page booklet filled with the tale of The Christmas Attic as well as the lyrics to all the songs.

When founder and producer Paul O'Neill first conceived Trans-Siberian Orchestra, his goal was as straightforward as it was ambitious: “...create a progressive rock band that would push the boundaries further than any group before, following in the footsteps of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Pink Floyd, the Who...but take it way, way further.”

With more than 9 million albums sold TSO has inspired generations of fans to rediscover the multi-dimensional art form of the rock opera. They've become one of the world's top acts and listed in Billboard magazine as one of the top touring artists of the past decade. Their $20 million-plus stage production has played to over 11 million people in 80+ cities across the globe. TSO will once again be touring during the 2014 and 2015 holiday season with “The Christmas Attic” show. Last year they welcomed-in the New Year in front of over one million German fans in a nationally televised show live from the Brandenberg Gate.

1st Time on 180g Vinyl Tour Starts Nov. 13th

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Pre-Order Deerhoof's 'La Isla Bonita' Via Polyvinyl

Blame it on the Ramones. After Deerhoof finished recording demos for La Isla Bonita this past February, they began rehearsing for an upcoming tour. Halfway through a run-through of a long-time Deerhoof live favorite, their cover of the Ramones classic "Pinhead," someone offhandedly asked, "Why don't we ever write a song like this?" So Greg quickly dashed off a song on a scrap of paper, showed it to the band, and they recorded the breakneck stomper "Exit Only" in one take.

La Isla Bonita was recorded in guitarist Ed Rodriguez's basement. Situated next to a parking garage, it was perfect for making noise till the wee hours. They recorded live, DIY style, "a weeklong sleepover arguing over whether to try and sound like Joan Jett or Janet Jackson, cracking each other up, one guitarist whose name starts with J always putting too much red chile into the rations," says Greg. But more than that La Isla Bonita is about the eclectic worldwide community that has supported them.

You'll hear them pay musical tributes to their improbable list of heroes-turned-fans: David Bowie, Ric Ocasek, The Roots, Lou Reed, David Byrne, Sonic Youth, The Flaming Lips, Radiohead, Beck. Of course their intent is never reverence, but provocation. They are always on the hunt for that perfect union of the hilarious and the terrifying that one hears in other bands of their generation like Bikini Kill and Lightning Bolt. 2014 has been a killer year for young, aggressive female-fronted bands (St. Vincent, Tune-Yards, Perfect Pussy, Karen O, Speedy Ortiz) and La Isla Bonita is also partly a discourse with them.

To produce the vocals they tapped former journalist-turned-label owner and producer Nick Sylvester, and that's where the album's pop side comes out: Satomi's singing is front and center, and if it sounds

like she's commanding the band, it's because she was. "Satomi determined the direction the music would go," says Greg. As the inevitable temptation to sweeten the mix and edit down the takes crept in, Satomi kept everything focused on repeating grooves and simple arrangements. This is the glorious sound of four musicians owning their own hard-won and richly deserved legacy.

Release Date: Nov 4, 2014

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NERVES - One Way Ticket


Formed in 1975 by guitarist JACK LEE, bassist PETER CASE, and drummer PAUL COLLINS, the Nerves are one of the most influential garage/punk pop outfits to come out of the mid-70's LA scene, and certainly one of the least documented... until now.

Mostly remembered for their classic "Hanging On The Telephone," a Jack Lee composition which has been covered over the years by a myriad of artists from BLONDIE to L7 to CAT POWER, the Nerves were above all a high energy rock'n'roll band with all three members composing and singing. Playing fast, ear-catching garage pop songs, sometimes wearing matching suits, the trio had more than a bit of the stripped down street energy of the Los Angeles's early punk movement. They shared the stage with the Ramones and Mink Deville during their infamous US "Magical Blistering Tour," played the Punk Palace and the legendary Masque in Hollywood, and headlined shows with the Avengers, the Zeros, The Dils, The Screamers and Shock, to name just a few.

After the band's break-up in 1978, Peter Case and Paul Collins formed The BREAKAWAYS, and later went on to front the legendary PLIMSOULS and The BEAT, respectively. Following the success of "Hanging On the Telephone," JACK LEE has mostly focused on his songwriting career, releasing an album in 1981. Both Peter and Paul are still recording and touring. PETER CASE's latest album "Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John" (Yeproc 2007) was nominated for a Grammy. This collection, authorized for the first time ever by the three band members, features their 1976 EP (now regarded as a power pop classic), as well as demos and previously unreleased live recordings, REMASTERED and complete with notes and photos.

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Ennio Morricone's 'A Lizard in a Woman's Skin' Gets Deluxe Vinyl Reissue Via Death Waltz

It is a proud day for Death Waltz Recording Company as we prepare to release a score by one of the biggest composers in film music history. Ennio Morricone has produced masterpiece after masterpiece, but none so creatively unsettling as his score to the 1971 Lucio Fulci giallo A LIZARD IN A WOMAN’S SKIN (aka UNA LUCERTOLA CON LA PELLE DI DONNA). Like many of Fulci’s movies, LIZARD blurs the line between dreams and reality, with hedonistic nightmares featuring narcotic-fuelled orgies leading to real murder that may or may not have been committed during one of the dreams.

Morricone’s music is as unhinged as the film itself, mixing post-sixties funk and jazz with increasingly uncomfortable effects to provide a haunting and biting backdrop for the turn of the century thriller. As always, elements of the maestro’s music are beautiful, with ethereal vocals by regular collaborator Edda dell’Orso, and this works even better in stark contrast with the harsher sections, with eerie woodwinds, the requisite whistling, wind instruments that sound like coyote howls, and low rhythmic bass that hits your head and your stomach at a point where you start to wonder if someone else is if the house with you. Still, if you’re going to be graphically murdered, A LIZARD IN A WOMAN’S SKIN is the soundtrack to have it done to you by.
  • 24 tracks clocking in at 90 minutes including a host of Previously unheard cues uncovered especially for this release.
  • Sleeve notes by Andrea Morandi & Stephen Thrower
  • Artwork by Jay Shaw record includes poster of the cover art. 
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from the great state of texas:

Vinyl spins again in Dallas - Dust off your record collection; new record shops are popping up in North Texas


neat article out of seattle, sub pop at the airport!

Sub Pop’s music shop an unlikely fit at Sea-Tac


vinyl listening parties, from our neighbors to the north:

Vinyl revival: Resurgence in records has city hotel's customers spinning LPs again


nice views of record stores south of the border:

The Record Shops of Mexico City


it's all about the physical relationship with the music!

Vinyl, Something Solid In an Increasingly Ephemeral World


Brian Eno to Reissue Four 1990s Albums On Vinyl With Unreleased Recordings


for shits and giggles:

Heavy Blog Is Heavy’s Best Of: Spooky Albums