Sunday, June 21, 2009

(Un)happy Fathers Day Update--Power Outages, Broken Registers and Record Store Day returns with Vinyl Saturdays....and more

So...the wildly successful RECORD STORE DAY has decided to keep the limited edition RSD titles rolling, in hopes of drawing attention to the shops that (i know it's crazy) sell music. Even vinyl records. They've dubbed it Vinyl Saturdays and if you're reading this here blog...the secret is out. We are carrying a few titles (still). Since the lights went out on the Scratch on Vinyl Saturday (conspiracy? sabotage?), and so did many of the little machines and things (like the OPEN sign!) we take for granted ceased to function...we couldn't really tell you about it. Brandon "Get Mugged" Sugga helped keep things under control with his cool demeanor and a trusty calculator while switches were flipped and, thanks to our pals at RISE ABOVE TATTOO (and a long extension cord), order was (somewhat) restored. So yeah...we got some limited records in.

EARTH - RADIO/LIVE lp - The good folks at Southern Lord present this 3000 copy pressing (vinyl only) from EARTH, documenting a live to air radio broadcast. Here are the specs from the Southern Lord site: "Comprised of two tracks from a live radio broadcast on KFJC (New Years Eve 2007) and two track from a live performance in Vienna on there 2008 European tour. Of particular note is that Trey Spruance (Secret Chief 3, Faxed Head) plays Baritone Guitar and sitar on the KFJC recordings. The sound quality is incredible and crystal clear! Randall Dunn (sunn 0))) , Boris, Kinski) was the live sound engineer and the recordings were ultimately mastered by Mell Dettmer. The 180 gram black vinyl comes housed in a beautiful cloth-like textured heavy-weight cardboard sleeve with metallic silver foil printing! This release is limited to 3,000 copies and as with all Southern Lord vinyl it is highly collectible and they will go fast!"
Speaking of Southern Lord, we finally did an order direct with the label and their distro. Expect, coming this week, new titles from WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM and PELICAN along with some re-stocks from WEEDEATER, SUNN and more.

A few other incoming and/or re-stocked titles that missed the last update include:
AGNOSTIC FRONT - Victim In Pain early NYHC (before it was a dirty word) classic. New lower price than the last time it passed through our racks. Speaking of which, a copy or two of the early ANTIDOTE record remain.

CAN - MONSTER MOVIE - Seminal debut from "the Can". 'Yoo do right' by owning a copy of this krautrock classic. They usually go quick. Import.

BLANK DOGS - Under and Under
2x LP/Waiting 7" - For years, a mysterious one man project of Brooklyn hep cat Mike Sniper...the Blank Dogs sign with In The Red Records and present their perfect take on early New Order,Cure, etc worship. Danceable and dark. Yeah, it's been done...but seldom is it done right and with a unique twist of eerie and dark distorto vocals, it has a mind of it's own. Being on In The Red Records also means it's not an overpriced double, either...though it looks (and sounds) fantastic. Intrigued? We still hold copies of the earlier 12" records that preceded this opus. And an accompanying 7" "Waiting".

Video for "Setting Fire To Your House"

GG ALLIN - Always Was, Always Is And Always Shall Be - Before totally going off the deep end, GG (and the Jabbers) wrote some amazingly catchy and raw punk rock songs. Here are many of those classics.

SPACEMEN 3 - DJ Tones - Clear vinyl issue of 1000 copies! The first piece of Spacemen 3 vinyl we've come across, this "mini-lp" (actually, it clocks in over 25 minutes) features 2 previously unreleased S3 tracks-the rest unreleased demo versions. Import only at this time and we're not sure if they will be released stateside or in another pressing, so if you're a fan...get on it. The kings of guitar drone are right here for you.

also in stock, in limited supply:


CHAMELEONS - The Fan and The Bellows lp
- a collection of early recordings circa 1983

NICK DRAKE - Pink Moon LP/ Bryter Lyter lp

(happy fathers day, chet the jet & paul sr.)

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