Tuesday, March 31, 2009

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: CD+DVD ))))) Sean Patrick's Flight

SEAN PATRICK Flight CD+DVD
*** "'Flight' consists of four atmospheric instrumental pieces accompanied by twenty-two minutes of breathtaking visuals. The music is built around piano, mellotron, moog, tape loops and guitar, all wrapped in a bed of delay, reverb, and digital manipulation." Included: signed/numbered 8.5"x11" full color 20 page book on 80lbs semimatte stock; the cd/dvd pack on select, matte black discs in brown matte cases; a small photographic print made in the andras darkroom.

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: Vinyl ))))) Mastodon, Dylan, Arthur Russell, The Sonics & Lotus Plaza

BOB DYLAN John Wesley Harding LP
BOB DYLAN The Times They Are A'Changing LP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

LOTUS PLAZA The Floodlight Collecting LP / CD
*** "LOCKETT PUNDT’s (DEERHUNTER) first full-length is an expansive meditation on the modern history of the pop song with an obvious appreciation for the atmospheric vocal harmonies of the ‘50s, the Brill Building writers of the ‘60s, and the sounds of the early ‘80s postpunk UK scene."

MASTODON Divinations b/w Divinations (Instrumental) 12"
*** Brutal track plus instrumental version of brutal track.

ARTHUR RUSSELL The Sleeping Bag Sessions 2xLP / CD
*** "In 1981 Arthur Russell & Will Socolav set up Sleeping Bag Records, releasing classic NYC records -- DINOSAUR L, FELIX, CLANDESTINE, and INDIAN OCEAN. The album is again very experimental, and makes occasional uneasy listening but the same magic is very much in evidence."

THE SONICS Here Are... LP
*** "The demented debut album from these loud-ass 1960s Nor'west punk kings."

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: CDs ))))) Coltrane, Gainsbourg, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mono & more!

v/a NIGERIA 70: The Definitive Story of 1970s Funk Lagos 2xCD
*** BACK IN PRINT! "A definitive look at funky Lagos during the 1970s over 2CDs, digging into the Nigerian archives, from Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade and Sir Victor Uwaifo & many unsung heroes."

v/a TREACLE TOFFEE WORLD: Further Pop Psych Sounds From The Apple Era 1967-1969 CD
*** "'Treacle Toffee World' completes the exploration of the catalogue of the Beatles' Apple Music Publishing company. Eighteen new and very rare tracks from Fire, Sands, Grapefruit, Peter Huckstep, Gallagher & Lyle, Iveys, Denis Couldry, 23rd Turnoff, and Legay."

LEONARD COHEN Live In London 2xCD
*** "Live In London fully captures and recreates the extraordinary show from that 2008 tour that earned Cohen more than 80 five-star reviews for his performances."

JOHN COLTRANE Ascension CD
JOHN COLTRANE The John Coltrane Quartet Plays... CD
JOHN COLTRANE Meditations CD
JOHN COLTRANE Kulu Se Mama CD
*** BACK IN PRINT! "Newly remastered from the original tapes!"

THE DREAM Love Vs. Money CD
*** "The new album from Grammy singer-songwriter." Feat. MARIAH CAREY and KANYE WEST.

THE FLATLANDERS Hills & Valleys CD
*** "Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock pooled their diverse, yet complimentary songwriting talents to co-write their first album in 5 years."

SERGE GAINSBOURG Histoire De Melody Nelson CD
*** RECOMMENDED "SERGE GAINSBOURG is no stranger to sexual proclivities, and with his 1971 Histoire De Melody Nelson he shared an erotic tale as seductive today as the day it was released. With help from actress, amour, and inspiration JANE BIRKIN, arranger/conductor and co-conspirator JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER (L'Enfant Assassins Des Mouches), not to mention a tight hand picked crew of top shelf UK session musicians, Histoire De Melody Nelson is often cited as Gainsbourg's master work, an essential album for the discerning music lover."

GOMEZ A New Tide CD
*** This band's new album is already included in Amazon lists for 'Best Prog-Rock Drummer' and 'Dare I Say... The Best Album's of the Last 10 Years.' NOT BAD.

PJ HARVEY & JOHN PARISH A Woman A Man Walked By CD
*** "A 'mischievous, deadly serious, elegant and poetic, and possessed of a brutal power: it is doubtful that you will hear a record as brimming with creative brio and musical invention this year'."

DIANA KRALL Quiet Nights CD
*** "An intimate recording of ballads and bossa novas from the team that brought you her best-selling 'The Look of Love.'"

LOTUS PLAZA The Floodlight Collecting LP / CD
*** "LOCKETT PUNDT’s (DEERHUNTER) first full-length is an expansive meditation on the modern history of the pop song with an obvious appreciation for the atmospheric vocal harmonies of the ‘50s, the Brill Building writers of the ‘60s, and the sounds of the early ‘80s postpunk UK scene."

MONO Hymn To The Immortal Wind CD
*** "MONO's fifth album is naturally majestic, with Mono’s trademark wall of noise crashing beautifully against the largest chamber orchestra the band has ever enlisted. The instrumentation is vast, incorporating strings, flutes, organ, piano, glockenspiel and tympani into their standard face-melting setup."

PETER BJORN & JOHN Living Thing CD
*** "A delightfully off-kilter riposte, a jaunty flying-V in the faces of people who thought they'd had the band all figured out, treated vocals, anthemic singalongs. The album walks a tightrope of melody and mayhem."

ROYKSOPP Junior CD
*** "The hotly anticipated new album from the technopera geniuses." Feat. LYKKE LI, Karen Dreijer-Andersson (THE KNIFE, FEVER RAY), and ANNELI DREKKER.

ARTHUR RUSSELL The Sleeping Bag Sessions 2xLP / CD
*** "In 1981 Arthur Russell & Will Socolav set up Sleeping Bag Records, releasing classic NYC records -- DINOSAUR L, FELIX, CLANDESTINE, and INDIAN OCEAN. The album is again very experimental, and makes occasional uneasy listening but the same magic is very much in evidence."

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Black Cascade CD
*** "Black Cascade wholly transcends the limitations of the black metal label to be reborn as an entity entirely unto themselves. This record is an analog monolith that does credit to an intricately layered and ever-shifting psychedelic soundscape churning beneath the unrelenting blast beats and tremolo guitar."

YEAH YEAH YEAHS It's Blitz CD
*** "It's Blitz! signals both a glance backward and a step forward. Zinner's vintage Arp--the same model used on records by The Cars, Joy Division, and Kraftwerk--contributes atmospheric washes, disco wiggles, and New Wave melodrama."

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: Vinyl ))))) Will Oldham & Pearl Jam

BONNIE PRINCE BILLY Beware LP / CD
*** NOW ON VINYL! "Stronger. Stinkier. Where fiddle and steel contribute their rustic timbre alongside guitars and voices, a thickening thud of low tone rolls beneath, giving the record a bottom that’s fun to watch bounce in new clothes. This intensifies the air and heralds Beware as Bonnie most ambidextrous record to date--even more so than The Letting Go. A listen or two through and you too may conclude that this could also be the great Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy contempo-country record."

DAVID BYRNE & BRIAN ENO Everything That Happens Will Happen Today LP
*** NOW ON VINYL! We've yet to hear anybody say this album stinks.

PEARL JAM Ten: Legacy Edition 2xCD
*** "The groundbreaking debut plus a bonus disc plus the Ten Redux: the album completely remixed plus six previously unreleased tracks."

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: CDs ))))) Decemberists, Yo La Tengo, MF Doom & more!

v/a THE BIRTH OF BOSSA CD
*** "Excellent collection that comprises all of the key seminal vintage 1958 Bossa Nova recordings. The Birth of Bossa covers important early territory that has not been well-documented so far."

AMADOU & MARIAM Welcome To Mali CD
*** "True to their core sound, their horizons have expanded a bit, the spotlight firmly back on their unique mix of sweet melodies and funky rhythms, driven by Amadou's bluesy guitar and the duo's compelling voices."

DAN DEACON Bromst CD
*** "Fusing the growing intensity of his live performances with his background in electro-acoustic composition, the result is a collection of pieces that are intense and epic, and at the same time, down to earth and welcoming. The intricate and complex parts are woven together into a rich, dense, noisy dance pop that has become Deacon's signature sound."

THE DECEMBERISTS The Hazards Of Love CD
*** The 17-song suite, modern yet rooted in ancient language and imagery, began when Meloy - long fascinated by the British folk revival of the 1960s - found a copy of revered vocalist Anne Briggs's 1966 EP, titled The Hazards of Love. Since there was actually no song with the album's title, he set out to write one. Soon he was immersed in something much larger than just a new composition."

FEVER RAY Fever Ray CD
*** "Solo album from Karin Anderson of THE KNIFE."

THE FLIRTATIONS Sounds Like... CD
*** "2008 digitally remastered and expanded edition of the R&B/Soul trio's 1969 album plus additional non-album bonus tracks."

DARLENE LOVE So Much Love: An Anthology 1958-1998 CD
*** "24 gems from the remarkable recording career of queen bee session singer turned Broadway star, featuring solo sides, tracks fronting the Blossoms in their various guises, movie soundtrack songs and three great previously unissued performances."

NICK LOWE Quiet Please... The New Best Of... 2xCD+DVD
*** "'Quiet Please...' is the definitive career-spanning best of from the British pop genius that makes all other collections obsolete." 49 tracks.

MASTODON Crack The Skye CD
*** "The new 'classic rock' album from globally revered hard-rock masters."

MF DOOM as DOOM Born Like This CD
*** Duh!! "The long awaited new solo album by DOOM (previously with an MF prefix)!!!" Featuring GHOSTFACE and RAEKWON.

PEARL JAM Ten: Legacy Edition 2xCD
*** "The groundbreaking debut plus a bonus disc plus the Ten Redux: the album completely remixed plus six previously unreleased tracks."

ROGER NICHOLS & THE SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS Full Circle CD
*** "Full Circle includes songs written by Roger in his late '60s heyday, supplemented by five previously unreleased '60s-era Roger Nichols demos!"

RADIOHEAD Ok Computer 2xCD
RADIOHEAD The Bends 2xCD
RADIOHEAD Pablo Honey 2xCD
*** Double-disc reissues with a slew of bonus tracks on each.

RODRIGO y GABRIELA Live In Japan CD+DVD
*** Import-only live album!

SWAN LAKE Enemy Mine CD
*** "Featuring Dan Bejar of DESTROYER, Spencer Krug of SUNSET RUBDOWN and WOLF PARADE, and Carey Mercer of FROG EYES."

SCOTT WALKER Sings Jacques Brel CD
SCOTT WALKER Boy Child: 67-70 CD
*** BACK IN STOCK! Two imports now at a lower price.

YO LA TENGO as CONDO FUCKS Fuckbook CD
*** "This New London, CT trio tear through classic covers of Small Faces, Richard Hell, Beach Boys, Electric Eels, Troggs, Slade, and Flaming Groovies in the style that previously won them so much acclaim."

Monday, March 23, 2009

Wazoo Recs + Ann Arbor Film Festival!!

Ann Arbor Film Festival and Wazoo Records have joined up to offer discounted tickets on two music-related programs happening this week. RiP: A Remix Manifesto (V.2 -- the post-SXSW remix version) features a whole bunch of GIRL TALK and Mark Hosler of the infamous NEGATIVLAND is joining in for a discussion on illiegal art. Don't sleep on these events!!

RiP: A Remix Manifesto (be sure to watch the trailer)
http://www.tinyurl.com/ripgirltalk

Adventures in Illegal Art: Mark Hosler of Negativland
http://www.tinyurl.com/negativ

To get discounted tickets, buy online and enter 2009WAZOO

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: DVD ))))) Jem Cohen's Empire Of Tin

JEM COHEN Empire Of Tin DVD
*** "An impressionistic narrative is constructed through live readings from the texts of Joseph Roth, and a live musical score performed by Vic Chesnutt, members from The Silver Mt Zion, Guy Piciotto (Fugazi), and The Quavers. The music includes improvisations, wonderfully blown-out interpretations of Strauss’ “The Radetsky March”, and bracing renditions of a number of Vic Chesnutt songs. The result is a sort of agit-prop hallucination, a string of film vignettes bound by the poetry of Roth’s writing and by the sounds and songs of the live musicians." On CONSTELLATION.

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: Vinyl ))))) Stones Throw restock, Black Moth, Madvillainy 2, Mount Eerie and more

ost WILD STYLE LP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

v/a COLD HEAT Vol. 1 2xLP
*** BACK IN STOCK! Subtitled: "Heavy Funk Rarities 1968-1974." On STONES THROW.

v/a FALLIN' OFF THE REEL Vol. 1 & 2 2xLP
*** RECOMMENDED 2-ON-1. "Ah. Trusty label Truth & Soul always seem to outdo themselves with each 7" release but they compiled 'em all onto a single CD anyway. Superb from start to finish, and worth having even if you got the 45s."

v/a FUNKY 16 CORNERS 2xLP
*** "Stones Throw and funk music don't seem like an unlikely pair these days, but when this came out, no one knew what was going on. This compilation is one of those infamous ones, with stories of Egon crawling through old ladies' attics in search of lost funk reels." On STONES THROW.

ARABIAN PRINCE Innovative Life 2xLP
*** NOW ON VINYL!

BARON ZEN Rhythm Trax Vol. 3 LP
*** "The third edition of "Rhythm Trax" series brings vintage future retro electro flavors from veteran Stones Throw recording artist Baron Zen."

BLACK MILK Popular Demand 2xLP
BLACK MILK Tronic 2xLP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW Drippers 10"
*** NOW ON VINYL! Serious jams here -- out-of-print jams, 7" tracks, pre-BMSR tunes, and a scratch 'n' sniff cover. For real. Limited.

BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW Dandelion Gum 2xLP
BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW / OCTOPUS PROJECT The House Of Apples & Eyeballs LP / CD
*** BACK IN STOCK!

BR GUNNA / J DILLA Dirty District 12"
*** "A MUST for any Dilla collector! The first track on the record is J Dilla's 'Do Ya Thang,' where Dil offers a few of his most murderous verses over a neck breaking beat from then-unknown producer Black Milk plus 5 more tracks from BR Gunna's underrated release." Feat. ELZHI, T3, MC BREED, FAT RAY, and THE DRAMATICS.

BUFF 1 Pretty Baby 12"
*** Feat. GUILTY SIMPSON and WAAJEED.

DAM FUNK Burgundy City 12"
*** "Dam Funk has been around since the golden age of electro music, back when Hip Hop and Dance music and Electronic were all the same genre. Think Mantronix..."

DAM FUNK Rhythm Trax Vol. 4 LP
*** "Stones Throw's newest star Dam Funk -- the 'ambassador of boogie funk' expertly uses analog synths and old school drum machines with a modern dancefloor aesthetic to make him one of the most exciting artists around."

DJ ROMES Rhythm Trax Vol. 2 LP
*** "Lootpack's DJ Romes entry into Stones Throw's new instrumental series. Quite different from James Pants' synth beats, Romes comes with more classic sounding Hip Hop. Perfect for beat juggling or as a backdrop for scratching."

DEERHUNTER Microcastle / Weird Era Con't 2xLP
*** NOW AVAILABLE AS 2xLP! Was LP+CD.

DR. DRE The Next Episode 12"
*** Did someone say DAVID AXELROD sample?

FOREIGN EXCHANGE Leave It All Behind 2xLP
*** "Phonte of Little Brother and Nicolay bring the follow-up to 'Connected,' and they will surprise people with their remarkably fresh sound. Very little rhyming from Phonte, sung vocals by Muhsinah, Darien Brockington, and Yahzarah, with some guest arrangement by 4Hero's Marc Mac." Limited to 1000 #'d copies.

IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE Revolutionary Vol. 2 2xLP
IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE The Third World 2xLP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

J DILLA Donuts 2xLP
JAY DEE Fuck The Police 12"
*** BACK IN STOCK!

MADLIB WLIB: King Of The Wigflip 2xLP
*** NOW AVAILABLE ON VINYL!

MADVILLAIN Madvillainy 2: The Remixes 2xLP
*** "Touted as a digital-only release, but we managed to secure some white label vinyl pressings of this stunning re-work of "Madvillainy," with entirely new production from Madlib."

MOUNT EERIE Dawn LP+BOOK
*** "Dawn is an archival core sample from an intensely creative period of Elverum’s life, the winter of 2002/2003 spent in arctic Norway, a kind of “lost album” finally properly recorded on just guitar and singing. A simple white vinyl LP of those songs along with a special booklet of scary self portraits done in the dark window reflection in overflowing ink, vaguely corresponding to the overflowing darkness in the 19 songs."

MOUNT EERIE Lost Wisdom LP
*** NOW ON VINYL!

BENOIT PIOULARD Temper / Precis 2xLP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

STARS OF THE LID The Tired Sounds Of... 3xLP / 2xCD
STARS OF THE LID Avec Laudenum LP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: CDs ))))) Tim Hecker, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Foreign Exchange, Truth & Soul and more

v/a BRAZIL '70 CD
*** BACK IN STOCK! On SOUL JAZZ.

v/a TRUTH & SOUL Fallin' Off The Reel Vol. 1 CD
v/a TRUTH & SOUL Fallin' Off The Reel Vol. 2 CD
*** "Ah. Trusty label Truth & Soul always seem to outdo themselves with each 7" release but they compiled 'em all onto a single CD anyway. Superb from start to finish, and worth having even if you got the 45s."

BODUF SONGS The Strait Gait CD
*** NOW ON STOCK! Limited edition.

BONNIE PRINCE BILLY Beware CD
*** "Stronger. Stinkier. Where fiddle and steel contribute their rustic timbre alongside guitars and voices, a thickening thud of low tone rolls beneath, giving the record a bottom that’s fun to watch bounce in new clothes. This intensifies the air and heralds Beware as Bonnie most ambidextrous record to date--even more so than The Letting Go. A listen or two through and you too may conclude that this could also be the great Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy contempo-country record."

BRONX RIVER PARKWAY San Sebastian 152 LP/ CD
*** "Members of El Michels Affair, The Expressions, Menahan Street Band, and others traveled to Puerto Rico and teamed up with Candela Records to record this modern latin soul masterpiece. Incredible work!" On TRUTH & SOUL.

CIRCLE Hollywood CD
*** "This hour-long album takes Circle fans on a different trip yet again. The weighty, lengthy songs cover terrain from the Roundhouse to the Appalachians, and the eight songs also include a three-movement Requiem in all of its unashamed, unabashed prog rock glory and pretense."

D. RIDER Mother Of Curses CD
*** "D. Rider is guitarist/singer Todd Albert Rittmann's new band, founding member of U.S. MAPLE and SINGER (both Drag City). Followers of those bands will recognize the unique mix of deconstruction and reconstruction along with a renewed enthusiasm for the slack and chanted verse."

FOREIGN EXCHANGE Leave It All Behind 2xCD
*** "Phonte of Little Brother and Nicolay bring the follow-up to Connected, and they will surprise people with their remarkably fresh sound. Very little rhyming from Phonte, sung vocals by Muhsinah, Darien Brockington, and Yahzarah, with some guest arrangement by 4Hero's Marc Mac."

TIM HECKER An Imaginary Country CD
*** "Since Harmony in Ultraviolet, Tim has incorporated more pulses into this work and also works with a sound pallete including overdriven mellotron strings and synthesizer. Lless overtly aggressive than previous works, this music backs off from the void of immensity in favor of a terrain of lushness and warmth."

J.ROCC Syndromes 2 CD
*** "Yet another incredible reissue of an incredible classic J.Rocc mix! This time it's "Syndromes 2," and the Funky President showcases a moodier selection this time, but one that is cut and blended in typical mind-blowing fashion."

LABRADFORD Mi Media Naranja CD
*** RECOMMENDED "Cinematic and broad lushscapes from Kranky's most consistent out-of-body sound and space travellers. Primarily instrumental dream epochs to get lost in, with added clouds of strings, electric piano and slide guitar."

LAND OF KUSH Against The Day CD
*** "Sam Shalabi's Land Of Kush, modeled on classical orchestras from late Nasser-era Egypt, incorporates some 30 MontrĂ©al players and vocalists, including string, brass, woodwinds, guitar, and percussion sections, in addition to electronics and Shalabi’s oud." On CONSTELLATION.

Friday, March 13, 2009

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: Vinyl ))))) Whoa nelly... check it out!

BON IVER For Emma, Forever Ago LP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

GANG GANG DANCE Saint Dymphna LP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

MICROPHONES The Glow Pt. II 3xLP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

MIRAH (A)spera LP / CD
*** "The album holds many surprises within its undulating reverie. String sections shimmer, there's mandinka kora, horns burst forth as quickly as they retreat back. Kalimba, hurdy gurdy, bongos, horns, instruments for all worlds, all times."

SUFJAN STEVENS Michigan 2xLP
SUFJAN STEVENS Illinois 2xLP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

Descriptions to come...
BARON ZEN Rhythm Trax Vol. 3 LP
BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW Dandelion Gum 2xLP
BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW / OCTOPUS PROJECT The House Of Apples & Eyeballs LP / CD
BR GUNNA / J DILLA Dirty District 2 12"
BUFF 1 Pretty Baby 12"
*** Feat.. GUILTY SIMPSON and WAAJEED
DAM FUNK Burgundy City 12"
DAM FUNK Rhythm Trax Vol. 4 LP
DJ ROMES Rhythm Trax Vol. 2 LP
DEERHUNTER Microcastle / Weird Era Con't 2xLP
DR. DRE The Next Episode 12"
FOREIGN EXCHANGE Leave It All Behind 2xLP
TIM HECKER An Imaginary Country LP / CD
J DILLA Donuts 2xLP
JAY DEE Funk The Police 12"
MADLIB WLIB: King Of The Wigflip 2xLP
MADVILLAIN Madvillainy 2: The Remixes 2xLP
MOUNT EERIE Dawn LP+BOOK
MOUNT EERIE Lost Wisdom LP
BENOIT PIOULARD Temper / Precis 2xLP
STARS OF THE LID The Tired Sounds Of... 3xLP / 2xCD
STARS OF THE LID Avec Laudenum LP

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: CDs ))))) Mirah, Julie Doiron, Telepathe, Ponytail and some more...

JULIE DOIRON I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day CD
*** "Julie Doiron is embarking on a new and energetic phase of her solo career with some of the most upbeat and inspiring songs of her recording career. Doiron has made an album which showcases a thick distortion and melodic pop not heard since her days with indie heroes Eric's Trip."

MIRAH (A)spera LP / CD
*** "The album holds many surprises within its undulating reverie. String sections shimmer, there's mandinka kora, horns burst forth as quickly as they retreat back. Kalimba, hurdy gurdy, bongos, horns, instruments for all worlds, all times."

PONYTAIL Ice Cream Spiritual CD
*** "Full contact aerobics! Its a hedonistic whirlwind for your ears and body -- the exorcism your stiff loins have been waiting for, randomly put together in a class experiment."

DM STITH Heavy Ghost CD
*** "Heavy Ghost communicates earnest yearning to heartbreak, shimmering hopefulness to the brink of existential despair. DM Stith's ethereal voice communicates the unfathomable--mysticism, the commingling of water and fire, waking dreams, spiritual torment."

TELEPATHE Farewell Forest CD
*** "The debut EP from NYC process-oriented outfit Telepathe. Four chanty-chaotic yet perfectly structured compositions which bring to mind such outfits as Can, Amon Duul or perhaps even Gang Gang Dance.

Descriptions to come...
v/a BRAZIL '70 CD
v/a TRUTH & SOUL Fallin' Off The Reel Vol. 1 CD
v/a TRUTH & SOUL Fallin' Off The Reel Vol. 2 CD
BODUF SONGS The Strait Gait CD
BRONX RIVER PARKWAY San Sebastian 152 LP / CD
D. RIDER Mother Of Curses CD
THE DEAD TEXAN The Dead Texan CD+DVD
FOREIGN EXCHANGE Leave It All Behind 2xCD
J.ROCC Syndromes 2 CD
LABRADFORD Mi Media Naranja CD
LAND OF KUSH Against The Day CD

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: DVDs ))))) From The Basement and Iggy Pop

FROM THE BASEMENT by various artists DVD
*** "From The Basement features intimate live performances from some of the finest musical artists. No host, no studio audience, instead the artist and their performance take center stage." Feat. RADIOHEAD, THE WHITE STRIPES, BECK, JAMIE LIDELL, THE SHINS, SONIC YOUTH, and so much more.

IGGY POP Lust For Life DVD
*** "Filmed in 1986 when Iggy was enjoying a successful period, Lust For Life features interviews with Iggy on tour and away from the stage about his career and the split of The Stooges. Ron Asheton is also itnerviewed."

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: Vinyl ))))) Restocks of Beck, Metallica, Lou Reed, & Sonic Youth

BECK Seachange LP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

METALLICA Master Of Puppets LP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

LOU REED Berlin LP
*** BACK IN STOCK! Reissued on heavy vinyl.

SONIC YOUTH (CICCONE YOUTH) The Whitey Album LP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: CDs ))))) Bui Boratto, Cornell, Morricone and more

v/a MIGHTY SUPERFUNK: Rare 45s And Undiscovered Masters 1967-1978 Vol. 6 CD
*** A whole mess of rare and cool tracks. Very nice.

BELL ORCHESTRE As Seen Through Windows CD
*** "Stunning, lush instrumentation, continuing the sextet’s exploration of various classical styles and non-traditional musical forms to create a panoramic soundtrack, expansive and enveloping, both challenging and pleasurable to the listener." Feat. members of ARCADE FIRE.

GUI BORATTO Take My Breath Away CD
*** "This is the hotly-anticipated second full-length release from architect, producer, musician and composer, Gui Boratto. Take My Breath Away is riddled with profound melody, layers of color, and modern deepness and is addictively danceable. It is also further proof that Boratto is worthy of any and all breathless adulation heaped upon him."

DAVID BOWIE Live Santa Monica '72 CD
*** Now a legit "bootleg," Bowie was full-on Ziggy Stardust at this point. 18 jams!

BROTHER ALI The Truth Is Here CD+DVD
*** "BROTHER ALI and ANT return with a new EP and a full-length DVD. Nine tracks featuring and a full length DVD that features Brother Ali’s sold out homecoming performance during The Undisputed Truth Tour."

CHRIS CORNELL Scream CD
*** What goes on!?! "The iconic voice of Soundgarden & Audioslave -- Produced by Timbaland!"

CURSIVE Mama, I'm Swollen CD
*** "Wrestling with life’s miseries and mysteries, Mama, I’m Swollen is an album brimming with the universal, questioning the human condition, social morality, and the 'Peter Pan Syndrome' of grown men."

HANDSOME FURS Face Control CD
*** "FACE CONTROL is the second album by Montreal’s Handsome Furs. Alexei Perry and Dan Boeckner wrote the songs on FACE CONTROL together. The album was recorded and mixed at Mount Zoomer."

ENNIO MORRICONE & DARIO ARGENTO Trilogy CD
*** A nice-priced collection of soundtrack jams from The Bird With The Crystal Plumage, The Cat O' Nine Tails, and Four Flies On Grey Velvet.

ELVIS PERKINS In Dearland CD
*** "At once raucous and profound, Elvis Perkins in Dearland conjures both the greatest celebration and the saddest funeral, channeling an ageless wisdom that deepens with each new listen."

MADELEINE PEYROUX Bare Bones CD
*** "Madeleine Peyroux's third album in four years is a fluid and enthralling new work -- her most personal yet -- and she had a hand in writing each of the 11 songs, marking the fulfillment of a lifelong dream."

THE ROLLING STONES Rock And Roll Circus CD
*** BACK IN STOCK! Featuring The Dirty Mac among other geniuses of yore.

WHEAT Hope And Adams 3xCD
*** "Double-CD reissue of their 1990s indie rock classics plus a third CD collecting rarities and outtakes."

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: Vinyl ))))) Animal Collective (finally!), Beirut & more

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE Merriweather Post Pavilion 2xLP+MP3
*** NOW AVAILABLE After a *severe* delay, AC's new album has arrived and it's a whopper -- two discs, 180g, plus a download of the album (not like you didn't already download it, eh?). The best part has to be the big version of that trippy cover.

DAN AUERBACH Keep It Hid LP+CD
*** NOW ON VINYL With bonus CD of the album.

BEIRUT March Of The Zapotec 2xEP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

THE STOOGES Funhouse LP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: CDs ))))) Neko Case, Frightened Rabbit, Isaac Hayes & more

NEKO CASE Middle Cyclone CD
*** "The fifteen-track Middle Cyclone is Neko Case's first release since 2006's Fox Confessor Brings The Flood. Featuring M. WARD and members of NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, GIANT SAND, LOS LOBOS, CALEXICO, THE SADIES among others, these twelve new songs written by Case are bolstered by covers of tunes by SPARKS and HARRY NILSSON."

FRIGHTENED RABBIT The Midnight Organ Fight CD
*** PITCHFORK says "Full of rousing barnburners that flicker with soul, ballads that ache with masculine vulnerability, and Frightened Rabbit's best songs yet." SPIN also liked it.

ISAAC HAYES Black Moses 2xCD
*** "Isaac Hayes' landmark 1971 double disc set is now reintroduced with completely restored album packaging, expanded liner notes, rare photographs, and digitally remastered sound."

U2 No Line On The Horizon CD
*** "The band’s 12th studio album calls on the production talents of long-time collaborators Brian Eno and Danny Lanois, with additional production by Steve Lillywhite."