― If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Sunday, 1 April 2012 13:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
PS There's also a Catherine Irwin / Wooden Wand split 7" for RSD on the People In A Position To Know label. Hazel Dickens covers!
― If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Sunday, 1 April 2012 13:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah! Freakwater's first album:
I very much would like it! Thinking it may be a harder one to find in that I'm sure who will end up ordering it for their store.
― Evan, Sunday, 1 April 2012 22:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
I'm not sure*
Awesome! But pretty sure that's the second or possibly even third album. (s/t and Dancing Underwater were first, I think?)
― If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Monday, 2 April 2012 00:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
I'm not even doing the actual ordering for our store but am trying to keep on top of it all as my boss does so, as there is just the two of us, and it is totally madness-inducing! SOOOO much stuff spread across so many distributors and emails and phone calls and customer requests and order forms and and and and....
― brain (krakow), Monday, 2 April 2012 10:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
― If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Sunday, April 1, 2012 8:55 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
Oops, good call. Love that band, am always kicking myself for not picking up one of their albums that came into the store I used to work at awhile ago. My own fault!
― Evan, Monday, 2 April 2012 13:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah the list this year is nuts, I wonder if it'll keep expanding every year much like our universe.
― Evan, Monday, 2 April 2012 13:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
Here is the list for Germany (and maybe also the rest of mainland Europe?) - seems rather different from the UK list linked to above:
― my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Monday, 2 April 2012 14:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
mmmmmmmmmmm ABBA http://abbalatestreleases.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/new-abba-12-incher-with-voulez-vous-on.html
― piscesx, Monday, 2 April 2012 14:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
What's the deal with this Let Them Eat Vinyl label? They have three RSD releases - Cohen, Springsteen and Beefheart, all obviously bootlegs:
Kind of surprised RSD is sanctioning boots.
― my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Monday, 2 April 2012 19:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
Just got this press release
For National Record Store Day---The Electronic Anthology Project of Dinosaur Jr.
Two years ago, Built To Spill bassist and solo artist Brett Nelson decided to put his considerable musical talents up to a bit of a challenge:
"I truly love bands like Talk Talk, Men Without Hats, and Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, but I also love bands like Dinosaur Jr., The Replacements, and The Pixies. So what if I merged my two loves together?"
The answer to that question, initially, was the first release by The Electronic Anthology Project, an EP that took seven songs from the Built To Spill catalog and reimagined them as '80s synth pop classics. Utilizing a variety of vintage 80’s synthesizers and drum machines, the project shimmered with an authentic sheen. And rather than rely on the cut-and-paste ease of modern recording software, he records all the melody lines into his computer using as many takes as needed to get it right. "If I can't play it straight all the way through without screwing up," he says, "then it's not used." And the whole experiment was delightfully topped off with newly recorded vocal tracks from BTS front man, Doug Martsch.
Although dismissed by some reviewers as a "goof," Nelson took to the task with great sincerity and the resulting songs bridged the two seemingly separate worlds with bubbly charm and grin-inducing levity.
At the time of the first EAP release, Nelson promised that he would be back with more. And true to his word comes the latest installment in this project: The Electronic Anthology Project of Dinosaur Jr.
To be released on Record Store Day (April 21st, 2012) in a limited edition of 500 purple vinyl copies (with digital, cd and standard vinyl to follow), the new edition of The Electronic Anthology Project takes nine songs from Dinosaur Jr. and brings out the new wave influences that were always hiding among the acid-dripping guitar solos and fervent rhythms.
The blast of "Little Fury Things" (from Dinosaur Jr.'s breakthrough 1987 LP You're Living All Over Me) is given a new life thanks to a throbbing Devo-like pulse. One of the band's most underrated songs from their Sire years, "Feel The Pain," sounds even more wistful when lost in the swell of glistening synth melodies and a knotty bed of programmed beats that would make The Human League proud.
True to form, Nelson called on Dinosaur Jr. leader J. Mascis to record all new vocal tracks for each song here. Wrenched free from the volume and intensity of his band, the heartfelt side of Mascis's lyrics and sober delivery are given the spotlight's full glare and, as a result, shine even brighter.
Lest you think even after two volumes of the Electronic Anthology Project that Nelson is done, he has a long wish list of bands he'd love to make future EAP projects with, including the likes of The Pixies and Sebadoh.
― dow, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
BATTLESDROSS GLOP 4 12” (OUT APRIL 21/RECORD STORE DAY) FINAL 12” OF SERIES RELEASED FORRECORD STORE DAY, APRIL 21 2012 a1 ICE CREAM (BDG #GANG GANG DANCE REMIX)a2 ROLLS BAYCE (HUDSON MOHAWKE REMIX)b1 MY MACHINES (PATRICK MAHONEY & DENNIS MCNANY REMIX)12"s OFF THE PRESS: DROSS GLOP ALBUM
RELEASED ON CD & DOWNLOAD APRIL 17 WITH REMIXES BY:HUDSON MOHAWKE, SHABAZZ PALACES, GANG GANG DANCE, GUI BORATTO, THE FIELD, QLUSTER, KODE9, PATRICK MAHONEY (OF LCD SOUNDSYSTEM) & DENNIS McNANY, KANGDING RAY, THE ALCHEMIST, SILENT SERVANT & EYE (OF BOREDOMS) THE GLOSS DROP / DROSS GLOP SERIES
― dow, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 17:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
Tinariwen will be contributing to the cause with the vinyl debut of their Grammy winning album Tassili in a special Record Store Day edition which includes four remixes, available for the first time anywhere. Tassili Remixes include: 1) Tenere Taqhim Tossam - Four Tet Remix2) Imidiwan Ma Tenam - Portugal. The Man Remix3) Imidiwan Ma Tenam - Galactic4) Tameyawt - Deakin of Animal Collective Remix "I was excited to have a chance to work on a Tinariwen song because while their instrumentation is not all that different their rhythms and their melodies are entirely different from what I am used to, remixing "Imidiwan Ma Tenam" allowed me to think a differently and, frankly, it was just good fun.” - John Gourley, Portugal. The Man On their latest album Tassili the band return to the essence of their hypnotic desert blues sound. Recorded in the South-Eastern Algerian desert, the band is joined by Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone of TV On The Radio. Later on, virtuoso guitarist Nels Cline (Wilco) and the horns of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band contributed. The result is a simultaneously exotic and accessible sound.
― dow, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 20:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
― dow, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 21:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
2-LP editions, that is:Three vinyl reissues - ‘Arthur’, ‘Face To Face’ and ‘Something Else’ – released April 21st on UniversalThe Kinks jump on board for Record Store Day 2012 with three vinyl reissues; classic albums ‘Arthur’ (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)’, ‘Face To Face’ and ‘Something Else’, released April 21st on Universal.
Based around fictional character Arthur Morgan – a carpet-layer inspired by Ray Davies' brother-in-law Arthur Anning – ‘Arthur’ is a canonical Kinks concept album from 1969. This 2-LP edition reissue comes on white coloured vinyl.
‘Face To Face’ was released in 1966 and represents the first full flowering of Ray Davies’ songwriting; narrative-rich, with wry social commentary. Consisting entirely of his compositions, it heralded the band’s move away from the hard-driving rock and roll style of 1964-65. This 2-LP edition reissue comes on blue coloured vinyl.
‘Something Else’ was the fifth studio album by The Kinks, released in 1967 and features three songs composed by Dave Davies, including the hit single ‘Death of a Clown’. This 2-LP edition reissue comes on red coloured vinyl.
All 2-LP editions, these three vinyl reissues come with deluxe packaging – with Mono and Stereo mixes – and booklets designed by award winning art director Phil Smee, packed with rare and unreleased images from the era.
Each reissue was re-mastered from original tapes by Kinks archivist Andrew Sandoval and is limited to 500 copies in the UK, all of which are individually numbered.
Record Store Day 2012 takes place Saturday April 21st, for more information go to: Record Store Day - Home
― dow, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 21:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
instead of getting me all excited, all of these announcements are just making me realize that this whole day is now just pretty much catered to those people who are only going to shop this day and this day only out of the year. i'll just continue to support my local the other 364 days.
― heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 21:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
damn, seems like the longer RSD goes on and the bigger the crowds get, the smaller the print runs on mainstream scumbait stuff get. not enough of a kinks fan to care, but i bet there are at least 5,000 people in the world who are.
― preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 21:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah, that seems crazy low. this is why i'm not a fan of this forced exclusivity, its only going to result in bigger crowds full of more disappointed people, which doesn't sound fun to me at all.
― heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 21:27 (1 year ago) Permalink
mmm, but to the extent of buying these albums agayuhn?
― Mark G, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 21:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
man i'd be all over those kinks jawns
― the penultimate prophets (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 21:31 (1 year ago) Permalink
maybe not in one day, but over a couple years time, sure. shit like that just seems made to go for crazy dollars on e-bay, enrichment of the cockroaches, offers very little to actual fans.
― preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 21:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah i mean that was biggest gripe from other RSD days is that i was surrounded in line by dudes whose sole intent was to grab ebay fodder. like i went in with a list of 5 records i wanted by bands i loved and was only able to come home with 1.
― heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 21:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
my strategy has been to show up at my favorite record store because it's not one of the biggest in minneapolis and i have a decent shot at getting some of the big stuff -- like last year i got the television old waldorf thing and the big star thing
then i just go to some other stores after it cool downs and if you have no real agenda and don't want some of the hyped stuff you can pick up great gems like i got the arthur russell thing really late in the day....
― the penultimate prophets (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 21:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
Which Arthur Russell?
― dow, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 21:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
last 3 years running in the US they've re-released one arthur russel -- love is overtaking me, calling out of context, and world of echo (in that order)....however, the dude that runs the store i go to says he doesn't see World of Arthur Russell on the docket for this year, which seemed like the next logical choice :(
but i snagged all 3 pretty easily
there's also cool shit i saw around weeks after record store day like a rough guide to desert blues, some old blues reissues, really awesome music, but the vultures are pretty much just going for name brand indie/alternative/classic rock stuff
― the penultimate prophets (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 21:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
so basically if you just show up at like 3PM after the dust clears with no real agenda you'll find some cool shit
^ definitely. though the more attached you get to what you have to get, the more it hurts.
― preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 22:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah i was definitely one of the horrible golems clutching my precious when it came to the television and big star things
― Mississippi Butt Hurt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 22:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
but see i'm okay with YOU clutching your precious because you probably went home and listened to 'em instead of dumping 'em on eBay immediately
― heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 22:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
this kinda thing is definitely not for me. but i'm cranky like that. and i kinda hate new "limited edition" reissues in general. they remind me of hologram baseball cards or something. lots of that stuff loses value over time. i also just kinda hate how expensive new records are now. but maybe i'm just jealous that i don't have the disposable income to buy that stuff. and i'm a bargain hunter. i'd rather buy 50 old two dollar records than 4 new reissues.
― scott seward, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 22:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
i wonder how many stores actully lose money on rsd? that shit ain't cheap and there is a ton of it. you gotta be good at picking the hot titles.
― scott seward, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 22:27 (1 year ago) Permalink
Well, at least it brings back album cover art. Here's an upcoming 12" edition of Hey Mercedes' first release:
― dow, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 22:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
cover art never went away for me. i don't need to bring it back. i'm all for people buying records, obviously. does that thing retail for $29.95?
― scott seward, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 22:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
oh shit yeah as a Braid and Hey Mercedes stan i can appreciate that cover more than the CD one, but i still don't feel compelled to buy that
― heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 22:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
got a cool 3LP earmark reissue of kinks village green in at the store. there is a whole lotta village green on that thing. out of print, don't you know. sells for like a hundred bucks. or i hope so anyway.
― scott seward, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 22:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
earmark does good vinyl
― heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, April 4, 2012 5:08 PM (31 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
yeah honestly i've never really sold an album! except just clearing out a bunch of crap $1 stuff i bought in the 90s just to be rid of it, but half the time the store wouldn't take them so i took them to the salvation army
― Mississippi Butt Hurt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 22:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
― dow, Thursday, 5 April 2012 00:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
Is that the Flaming Lips vinyls?
― Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 5 April 2012 15:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
Just checked the url....hell yes!
― Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 5 April 2012 15:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah, and most of the xpost is stuff I'd like to check out beyond Record Day anyway, never mind the eBay. Those Battles mixes, Subpop singles, even the Dino Jr mixes, which I've got but haven't gotten to quite yet--back to the office, but maybe I should go see this, on Record Store Day Eve? Also in connection w new releases:
― dow, Thursday, 5 April 2012 19:39 (1 year ago) Permalink
Another ltd. ed. released on National Record Store Day: Mates of States covers mixtape now on clear vinyl. Intriguing choice of songs, think they could put 'em across: LP - 180 Gram Clear
Title Length Price 1. Laura (Girls) 3:49 - 2. Son et Lumiere (The Mars Volta) 2:09 - 3. Sleep the Clock Around (Belle & Sebastian) 5:11 - 4. Technicolor Girls (Death Cab for Cutie) 2:29 - 5. Long Way Home (Tom Waits) 3:30 - 6. Love Letter (Nick Cave) 3:42 - 7. Second Hand News (Fleetwood Mac) 3:13 - 8. 17 Pink Sugar Elephants (Vashti Bunyan) 2:00 - 9. Roller Coaster Ride (Dear Nora) 2:03 - 10. True Love Will Find You in the End (Daniel Johnston) 2:35 -
― dow, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
Title of that is Crushes, it's from Polyvinyl's reissue series. Cover's nothing special. I like this cover better, if my high school yearbook had the means, it would look like this (I hope)
― dow, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:27 (1 year ago) Permalink
Anyway here's the whole series, incl xpost Hey Mercedeshttp://www.polyvinylrecords.com/store/index.php?listID=180
― dow, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
Releases have started arriving with us this week...
Guided By Voices white vinyl "John The Croc" 7'' single was the first.
― only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 20:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
― heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 20:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
really hope i can score the hazlewood comp that's comin out, but generally feel like this right now: i also just kinda hate how expensive new records are now. i wanted to pick up the new julia holter here, i waited for it to arrive & it's £17. like $25 for a new record.
― john-claude van donne (schlump), Saturday, 14 April 2012 13:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
Kinda annoying that there is just enough stuff on the Hazlewood comp that I have not heard (I think) to make it attractive, but most of it looks like it's from Cowboy & Sweden (or was tagged onto the end of that otherwise pretty meh Anne Margret album.)
― Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Saturday, 14 April 2012 13:24 (1 year ago) Permalink