Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at SoundStageDirect

Captain Beyond Captain Beyond (Deluxe Limited Edition)

A super deluxe limited edition pressing of this landmark space rock album by super group Captain Beyond!

Formed in 1971 by members of Deep Purple, Iron Butterfly & Johnny Winter’s band, Captain Beyond is heavy, spacey and most definitely FAR OUT!

Numbered, Limited Edition on Random Colored Vinyl. Sequentially numbered and presented in a gorgeous black velvet gate fold jacket with silver foil stamping and a 180 gram colored vinyl with audio that’s been remastered specifically for this edition!

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Ministry Last Tangle In Paris - Live 2012 DeFiBrilLaTouR

Ministry’s Last Tangle in Paris documents a time capsule in music history which will never be repeated. In addition to Live Ministry performances, it also embodies rare backstage footage and one-on-one interviews. Ministry founder and front man, Al Jourgensen has no intention to tour Ministry ever again, and thus this documentary is most certainly Jourgensen's last tangle in Paris.

The US leg of the DeFiBRilLaTouR was a four-city run in Denver, Los Angeles, New York, with two shows in Chicago. The band then flew to Finland to embark on the seven week European leg of the DeFiBRiLlaTouR that included festivals and club shows in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Ireland, United Kingdom, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Russia. Legendary songs performed on the DVD include Psalm 69 and New World Order. As a special bonus – the digipack version will include a Ministry tour retrospective double audio album with live performances dating back to 2006.

In early 2014 Jourgensen underwent a closely-monitored detox, and as of this writing is sober and ready to embark on a new chapter in his life.

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This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records at SoundStageDirect

1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
2. Beatles - Abbey Road
3. The Beatles 1967-1970 (On Sale)
4. Various Artists - The Big Lebowski (On Sale)
5. Taylor Swift - 1989
6. Various Artists - Guardians Of The Galaxy Soundtrack (On Sale) (Awaiting Repress)
7. Led Zeppelin IV (On Sale)
8. Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

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from our friends at BrutalPandaRecords

CHERUBS: Reveal New Album Details 

2 Ynfynyty coming March 3rd via Brutal Panda Records 
Austin, TX cult noise rock kings, Cherubs, return with 2 Ynfynyty, their first new recording in over 20 years.  Produced by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, ....And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Slayer) in the summer of 2014, 2 Ynfynyty finds the trio rejuvenated with a more dangerous sound then ever. Picking up where they left off while trekking down a few unexpected turns, Cherubs effortlessly mix distorted heaviness with sublime songcraft.  If Queens of the Stone Age made a pummeling noise rock record, this would be it.  The band's previous records (1992's Icing and 1994's Heroin Man) have reached legendary status in the noise rock world and this record will be no exception.  2 Ynfynyty proves that Cherbus' long hiatus was worth the two decade wait.

The album will be released digitally and on cassette on March 3rd followed by a limited edition vinyl release on March 17th via Brutal Panda Records.

Pressing is limited to 500 copies. LP comes housed in a full color, thick printed inner sleeve.  Digital download of the full album included

 •10 Test Presses
 •100 Gold/White Haze
 •150 Clear w/ Gold Splatter
 •250 Black

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Joyful Noise 2015 Flexi Disc Series Announced!

Feat. King Buzzo, Could Nothings, Wye Oak, Lee Ranaldo, Kevin Barnes, Protomartyr, Deerhoof and more...

We are extremely excited to announce our 4th annual Flexi-Disc Series! We have lined up 12 of our favorite artists, who will each be contributing an unreleased track, exclusively available on the 2015 Flexi Disc Series.

Some background:
The Flexi Disc Series is a platform for some of our favorite artists to release never-before-heard recordings on a fleeting analog format. Artists are encouraged to be as adventurous as possible for the duration of one single-sided flexi disc (which is essentially a square, flexible 7" record). These are unique and ephemeral tracks from some of the best bands in the world.

Each release is strictly limited to a one-time pressing of 1000 copies on clear, single-sided, square Flexi Disc (w/ full cover art chosen by the band). These songs will not be released digitally or on any other format. That is to say, the total existence of each recording is limited to just 1000 copies, on an increasingly-degrading analog format.

Artists contributing to the 2015 series include: Arousal (Kevin Barnes as Georgie Fruit), Cloud Nothings, Deerhoof & Celestial Shore, Goblin Cock, King Buzzo (Melvins), Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Oneida, Pattern Is Movement, Protomartyr, Sonny and the Sunsets, Tera Melos and Wye Oak.

Standard subscriptions only cost $5 / month (+ postage), or you can opt for the Deluxe VIP Subscription which gets you a custom wooden box set, and all the perks of Deluxe VIP Membership.

Get more information at JoyfulNoiseRecordings


Lynyrd Skynyrd to Reissue First Six Albums on Vinyl


from the other side of the globe:

Bandra cafe is a haven for Mumbai's vinyl record lovers


interesting read from the uk:

Handmade vinyl albums: Yours for £2,500


from the land down under:

We’re Buying So Much Vinyl It Could Kill The Industry


Lou Reed, Green Day, and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


Five Bands That Deserve to Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


Amazon Best Sellers in CDs & Vinyl

1. 1989 ~ Taylor Swift
2. That's Christmas To Me ~ Pentatonix
3. Disney's Karaoke Series: Frozen ~ Disney Karaoke Series
4. Partners ~ Barbra Streisand
5. Cheek to Cheek (Deluxe) ~ Tony Bennett
6. Greatest Hits: Decade #1 ~ Carrie Underwood
7. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix ~ Soundtrack
8. Man Against Machine ~ Garth Brooks
9. Ptxmas ~ Pentatonix
10. Rock or Bust ~ AC/DC


album cover art of the day:

New Album "One Man Army" Announced By Ensiferum, Artwork Revealed