Monday, December 22, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at NewOnVinyl


The Living End is a Hüsker Dü live album recorded at various venues in October 1987 but not released until 1994. It spans the band’s entire recorded output, from “Data Control” off Land Speed Record, the band’s debut, to a healthy dose of songs from the band’s last studio album, Warehouse: Songs and Stories. There are also some unreleased tracks and a cover of the Ramones’ “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker.”

Guitarist Bob Mould and drummer Grant Hart handled the overwhelming share of songwriting duties in the band. Of interest is “Everytime,” a rare solo credit for bassist Greg Norton. The track listing is reflective of the band’s set lists. “New Day Rising” was a common choice to open shows. As explained in the liner notes, the band preferred to group like-minded songs into what they called “packs of three.” Examples of these “packs” include “Standing in the Rain” followed by “Back from Somewhere” and “Ice Cold Ice,” as well as “Terms of Psychic Warfare” followed by “Powerline” and “Books About UFOs”.
  • The Vinyl debut of Hüsker Dü's "The Living End"
  • On 180 gram MYSTERY colored vinyl
  • Double Lp
  • Limited edition of only 1000 copies
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Soundtrack of The Theory Of Everything

The score for The Theory of Everything is by Icelandic Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson who has composed music for many films including his recent work scoring director Denis Villeneuvue’s film Prisoners and Josh C. Waller’s McCanick. Jóhannsson’s intricate compositions provide a stunning backdrop to the romantic drama about Stephen and Jane Hawking, portrayed in the film by Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables) and Felicity Jones (The Amazing Spider-Man 2).

The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary and uplifting story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, and of two people defying the steepest of odds through love. The film, based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Hawking, is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire).
  • Only 1000 copies on Transparent vinyl
  • Packed in PVC bag
  • In A Gatefold Sleeve
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from our friends at Relapse

Rwake - Xenoglossalgia: The Last Stage of Awareness Pre-Order Via Relapse

Xenoglossalgia: The Last Stage of Awareness is the earliest recording of now-legendary Little Rock doom hoard Rwake. Recorded in the late 90s when the band were barely in their 20s, 'Xenoglossalgia' is a document of the band discovering and experimenting with their sound. Glimmers of the deeply psychedelic sludge the band would become famous for are there, coupled with moments of Emperor influenced symphonic metal.  Now, almost 20 years later Rwake's earliest recordings have been fully remastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, High On Fire, Integrity, etc) and made available for the first time ever outside of their hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas.  Limited edition LP and CD come packaged in an insane 3D cover (both the cd and lp come with 3D glasses!).  See where the trip began!

Pressing Info:
First Press
750 x Black Standard Gram
250 x Relapse 25th Anniversary Silver *Mailorder Exclusive*
100 x Clear (do not request clear)

Release date: 2/10/15

Pre-Order at Relapse


of Montreal - Satanic Panic in the Attic (10-Year Anniversary Edition)

Featuring favorites such as “Disconnect the Dots,” “Lysergic Bliss,” and “Chrissy Kiss the Corpse,” of Montreal’s breakthrough album Satanic Panic in the Attic marked a slight departure from the band’s previous sound due to influences ranging from 1970’s Afro beat to 80’s New Wave.

To celebrate this beloved record’s 10-year anniversary, Satanic Panic in the Attic has been re-mastered for vinyl and is being pressed on 180-gram Yellow/Blue vinyl with a second disc featuring seven additional tracks recorded during the same era. This deluxe double LP re-issue comes packaged in a gatefold jacket that restores the interior artwork to its original full-color design.
  • 180-Gram Yellow/Blue
  • Limited to 2000.
  • Includes second disc featuring seven bonus tracks recorded during the same era as the original album.
  • Gatefold jacket restores interior artwork to original full-color brilliance.
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My Chemical Romance - Limited Exclusive Colored Vinyl Via Newbury Comics

Pre-order the reissues of My Chemical Romance's platinum albums, 2004's Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge on Opaque Red Vinyl and the double LP of 2006's The Black Parade on Opaque Grey Vinyl with etching on side 4. These exclusive pressings from Newbury Comics and Reprise Records are limited* to only 1000 pieces each.

Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge

Spin magazine named My Chemical Romance one of its "Bands to Watch" in 2004. Alternative Press called the group's major-label debut, Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge, one of the year's "Most Anticipated". With influences ranging from Iron Maiden and The Misfits to Morrissey, the New Jersey based band grabs listeners by the throat and then explodes with wall-of-sound energy and a cool darkness echoing Nick Cave or a young Trent Reznor.

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The Black Parade

The Black Parade, My Chemical Romance's follow-up to its 2004 platinum major-label debut Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge, "is way more dramatic, way more theatrical, completely over the top, borderline psychotic," says Gerard Way. "It's the most pure, intense thing we've ever been involved in." Producer by Rob Cavallo (Green Day), the album is a celebration of love and death and darkness

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Sledding With Tigers Premiere “Quit YR Job,” Announce Vinyl Release


from the great state of minnesota - this is something I've done myself, the older folks appreciate the music!!!

Loving the old-time sound


For some R.I. holiday shoppers, a great present comes from the past


from the great state of california:

Long Beach’s Toxic Toast Records serves up Japanese vinyl


The Roots of Indie: Stiff Records


Bob Marley's 70th Birthday Celebration Kicks Off With 'Easy Skanking' Live Album - Yearlong commemoration of reggae legend's music will feature reissues, new collections and plenty of unreleased material from the Marley family vaults


making the rounds on the net:

LENNON or McCARTNEY : A Beatles Documentary

550 Artists were interviewed over the last ten years. At some point during those interviews, they were asked a question and told to answer with one word only. Some stuck to one, some said more, some answered quickly, some thought it through, and some didn't answer at all.



for shits and giggles: 

Your Really Bad Christmas Cover Art Gallery