Tuesday, June 30, 2009

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: Vinyl ))))) Earth & Wilco

EARTH Radio Earth LP
*** Whoa! Awesome! Vinyl-only title of live Earth jams recorded in a couple radio station studios. Featuring Trey of MR. BUNGLE and SECRET CHIEFS 3 on baritone guitar no less! Don't sleep on it!

WILCO Wilco: The Album LP+CD / CD
*** "Wilco (the album) combines the intimacy of its previous studio disc, Sky Blue Sky, with the experimentation of A Ghost Is Born in a set that boasts strong melodies and gorgeous, often unabashedly pop arrangements."

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: CDs ))))) Wilco, Woodstock, Bjork

v/a GOLDWAX NORTHERN SOUL CD
*** "Northern Soul fans may have missed out on Kent's two Goldwax Story CDs and our single artist releases due to the preponderance of ballads on them. This is a CD especially for them - all the Goldwax dancers on one disc."

BJORK Voltaic: Songs From The Volta Tour CD

BJORK Voltaic: Songs From The Volta Tour / The Volta Tour Live In Paris & Reykjavik CD+DVD
*** "She recorded the Voltaic live CD in one take at Olympic Studio in London with her new band, presenting the set she would play on tour – songs from Volta and new arrangements of such older material."

JANIS JOPLIN The Woodstock Experience 2xCD
*** "'I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama plus the ENTIRE Woodstock performance." FREE lithograph w/ purchase.

SLY & THE FAMILY STONE The Woodstock Experience 2xCD
*** "Stand! plus the ENTIRE Woodstock performance -- the obvious highlight of the Woodstock film." FREE lithograph w/ purchase.

SA-RA CREATIVE PARTNERS Nuclear Evolution: The Age Of Love 2xCD
*** "A unique blend of street wit, dirty-sex talk, tall stories, and intergalactic future sounds. The album oozes equal parts jazz, soul, pop, funk, and hip-hop. Contributors include Erykah Badu, saxophonist Gary Bartz with his quartet, and many talented, up-and-coming artists."

WILCO Wilco: The Album LP+CD / CD
*** "Wilco (the album) combines the intimacy of its previous studio disc, Sky Blue Sky, with the experimentation of A Ghost Is Born in a set that boasts strong melodies and gorgeous, often unabashedly pop arrangements."

Thursday, June 25, 2009

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: Vinyl ))))) Earth, Fennesz, Mountains, Tortoise, Dirty Projectors & more

ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS The Crying Light LP
*** NOW ON VINYL!

CLASH London Calling 2xLP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

JOHN COLTRANE A Love Supreme LP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

DINOSAUR JR. Farm 2xCD / 2xLP+MP3
*** "If 'Beyond' was Dinosaur Jr.'s return to form, Farm is proof that this band continues to deliver that which makes rock worth cranking to 11. At times wholly 70's guitar-epic or Joni and Neil, Farm encompasses soaring and distorted guitar, unshakable hooks, and honey-rich melodies."

DIRTY PROJECTORS Bitte Orca 2xLP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

EARTH Radio Earth LP
*** Whoa! Awesome! Vinyl-only title of live Earth jams recorded in a couple radio station studios. Featuring Trey of MR. BUNGLE and SECRET CHIEFS 3 on baritone guitar no less! Don't sleep on it!

FENNESZ June LP
*** "Simply put, Christian Fennesz is a pioneer. As much as any artist, he is responsible for establishing the laptop computer as both a compositional tool and concert instrument. Subsuming electro-acoustic strategies into a bedrock of pop, he terraforms vast new worlds of sound, within which both AMM and the Beach Boys can cozily coexist. His Guitar Series contribution, June, is a suitably lush transformation, as electric guitars flow into deep streams of sound."

FLYING LOTUS 1983 LP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

HEADDRESS Lunes LP / CD
*** "Lunes is a dark meditation on Americana -- blues shaped by the avant compositions of La Monte Young and Dylan Carlson -- from this Texas psychedelic duo."

MOUNTAINS Choral 2xLP+MP3 / CD
*** RECOMMENDED "Mountains seamlessly blend pastoral electronic sounds with both field recordings and a plethora of acoustic instruments. The effect is incredibly sublime and hypnotic as the sounds slowly wrap themselves around each other and alter themselves in the mind of the listener. Choral is a uniquely soothing and addicting listening experience and an aural crazy quilt: warm and inviting with many details to discover and explore." Vinyl includes two bonus tracks.

JAMES PANTS & EGYPTIAN LOVER Cosmic Rapp 12"
*** "Yet another piece of vinyl from the prolific, versatile, and dangerous James Pants. This time, the popular electro album cut "Cosmic Rapp" becomes the latest single with an exclusive remix from the legendary Egyptian Lover, with 4 brand new non-LP cuts (of variable lengths) rounding out the latest release from the ever-eclectic Stones Throw Records... "

ELLIOTT SMITH Division Day 7"
*** BACK IN STOCK! Non-album cuts.

SUNSET RUBDOWN Dragonslayer CD / 2xLP+MP3
*** "WOLF PARADE's Spencer Krug & co. hope this album is like that one friend of yours who looks unassuming and normal, but once you get to know him it's obvious he's basically crazy."

TAPE Luminarium LP
*** NOW ON VINYL!

TORTOISE Beacons Of Ancestorship LP+MP3 / CD
*** *** "Their first new record in over five years. Tortoise have been expanding the definition of rock music for over fifteen years. 'Beacons' gives nods to techno, punk, electro, lo-fi noise, cut up beats, heavily processed synths, and mournful, elegiac dirges."

TOM WAITS Swordfishtrombones LP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

WHITE HILLS Heads On Fire LP+MP3
*** "With just the right blend of psychedelia and hypnotic grooves, White Hills weaves in and out of anthemic chants, deep space bleeps, fuzz/wah guitar growl, pounding bass, sprawling synth, and chaotic drumming make a mix that proves to be intoxicating." JULIAN COPE loves them.

YOUNG WIDOWS / PELICAN Split 7"
*** It is what it is!

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: CDs ))))) Tortoise, Mars Volta, Dinosaur Jr., Dj Shadow & more

v/a SIGNIFYING! Funky Organ Grooves From The Big Apple CD
*** "Signifiying! is the heart of Prestige Records in the 1960s where the organ was to the fore, the tunes weren't too difficult, and every night was Saturday. Rare recordings, in-depth sleeve notes and a lot of music."

A HAWK AND A HACKSAW Delivrance CD
*** "Recorded in Budapest around the core of the Hun Hangar Ensemble (a group of extraordinarily talented Hungarian folk musicians), Delivrance, a mix of traditional songs and original compositions, forges deeper into the culture of the old East and comes back with a suite of euphoric melodies for times of revelry."

BIBIO Ambivalence Avenue CD
*** "Fitting in nicely with the likes of BoC, HudMo or even Broadcast, Bibio is now on Warp with a sepia tinted and beat driven take on neo-folk and grainy soundtrack styles with just a hint of (dare we say it) hauntological awareness at work. Bibio's charming appeal can be attributed to his skill for crafting beautifully naive melodies and possessing a wider scope than many involed with the oft blanched scene of neo-folk and soft-hippy rustic-psychedelia."

DAVID DANIELL Coastal CD
*** "Raw, minimal howl rooted in the blues, American minimalism and post-punk ideologies from the head of Rhys Chatham's current ensembles. Daniell is also a regular performer in a duo with Tortoise's Doug McCombs; collaborator with Tim Barnes, Thurston Moore and Loren Connors; and is in San Agustin. At times reminiscent of David Grubbs, Mountains, and early Faust."

DEER TICK Born On Flag Day CD
*** "Deer Tick's highly anticipated second full-length reflects a natural evolution from a singular vision of one songwriter to something greater."

DINOSAUR JR. Farm 2xCD / 2xLP+MP3
*** "If 'Beyond' was Dinosaur Jr.'s return to form, Farm is proof that this band continues to deliver that which makes rock worth cranking to 11. At times wholly 70's guitar-epic or Joni and Neil, Farm encompasses soaring and distorted guitar, unshakable hooks, and honey-rich melodies."

DJ SHADOW The 4-Track Era Collection (1980-1992) 3xCD
*** "Best of the KMEL Mixes, Best of the Remixes & Megamixes, Best of the Original Productions."

DOUBLE DAGGER More CD
*** "Baltimore trio Double Dagger creates a cacophonous wall of sound. Their dynamic combination of energy, melody, angst, and playfulness is captured exquisitely on their third full-length/Thrill Jockey debut."

FOREIGN BORN Person To Person CD
*** "African high-life guitars are countered with New Wave wash -- if the Walkmen weren't afraid to go out in Bermuda shorts and flip-flops, you may have a sound close to this."

GOD HELP THE GIRL God Help The Girl CD
*** "Belle And Sebastian band leader/singer/songwriter Stuart Murdoch decided to pursue his dream of writing a rock musical scored for female singers. With all members of Belle And Sebastian backing him up, GHTG combines the strengths and feel of early Belle And Sebastian records and draws equally on musicals, 60s girl groups, 80s indie, and most of all, classic pop."

ISAAC HAYES Hot Buttered Soul CD
*** "40th anniversary edition of the album that ignited a soul revolution!"

HEADDRESS Lunes LP / CD
*** "Lunes is a dark meditation on Americana -- blues shaped by the avant compositions of La Monte Young and Dylan Carlson -- from this Texas psychedelic duo."

DANIEL A.I.U. HIGGS Atomic Yggdrasil Tarot BOOK+CD
*** RECOMMENDED "On Atomic Yggdrasil Tarot, Daniel A.I.U. Higgs, the sole lyricist and frontman LUNGFISH, weaves meditative, casually ruptured drones using acoustic and electric guitar, upright pianos, banjo and jew’s harp, recorded entirely at home. He pairs the music with a series of paintings that call to mind religious iconography passed through the disfiguring surrealism of Miro."

HP LOVECRAFT Dreams In The Witch House: The Complete Philips Recordings CD
*** 2-on-1 import. Remastered 23-track collection of the legendary Chicago psychedelic band's entire recorded output on one CD. Includes previously uncompiled alternate single versions of 'The White Ship' & 'Keeper Of The Keys'. Rev-Ola. 2005.

MARS VOLTA Octahedron CD
*** "Mars Volta, the 'most musically adventurous act currently signed to a major label,' punkperverted neo-psychedelia goes acoustic on Octahedron. Says Cedric Bixler Zavala: 'There's electricity throughout it! But that's what our band does-celebrate mutations.'"

MIKA MIKO We Be Xuxa CD
*** "Never polished, always urgent and catchy, Mika Miko somehow conduct a current take on the old emotions of great punk rock bands before them, mixing great riffs with simple ideas, melody with speed while sending you into a mind melting frenzy."

MOUNTAINS Choral 2xLP+MP3 / CD
*** BACK IN STOCK!

NIOBE Blackbird's Echo CD
*** "Blackbird's Echo is the title of the fifth full length album by Niobe. Produced by AKI ONDA and collaborations with David Grubbs, DJ Olive..."

OUR BROTHER THE NATIVE Sacred Psalms CD
*** "Drawing on both the campfire sing-along quality of their debut as well as the epic, icy expansiveness of last year's album, Sacred Psalms finds the young trio exponentially increasing the instrumental range and the sheer depth and quality of their recordings."

PINK MOUNTAINTOPS Outside Love CD
*** "Ten songs of love and hate that read like a Danielle Steele romance novel but that would probably make for bad television. Stephen McBean is best known for his contributions to acclaimed rock band Black Mountain."

PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED Metal Box CD
*** RECOMMENDED "Unavailable for almost thirty years, the Metal Box is back as an exact replica of the original, remastered for better sound than the 1979 vinyl -- a post-punk collectors' holy grail."

REGINA SPEKTOR Far CD
*** "Spektor combines rich soundscapes with evocative, daring piano pop, vocal acrobatics, intricately structured melodies and a remarkable gift for crafting intelligent, refreshingly honest odes to life."

SUNSET RUBDOWN Dragonslayer CD / 2xLP+MP3
*** "WOLF PARADE's Spencer Krug & co. hope this album is like that one friend of yours who looks unassuming and normal, but once you get to know him it's obvious he's basically crazy."

TORTOISE Beacons Of Ancestorship LP+MP3 / CD
*** "Their first new record in over five years. Tortoise have been expanding the definition of rock music for over fifteen years. 'Beacons' gives nods to techno, punk, electro, lo-fi noise, cut up beats, heavily processed synths, and mournful, elegiac dirges."

Thursday, June 18, 2009

((( EVENT ))) HOTT LAVA: An Avant-Garde Cinema Event!


HOTT LAVA is a night of experimental film straddling the avant-garde & the trashy, showcasing the work of contemporary filmmakers as well as classic underground films otherwise sequestered to low-grade bootlegs & academic archives. Each event consists of a cherry picked selection of short films followed by a live musical performance by artists of note.
FRIDAY, JUNE 26 will feature film titans such as KEN JACOBS and TAKAHIKO IIMURA as well as current filmmakers like TRAVIS GALLOWAY and MARTHA COLBURN. DAVID DANIELL & DOUGLAS MCCOMBS of THRILL JOCKEY RECORDS will perform.
PAST filmmakers include Stan Brakhage, Scott Bartlett, Corey Michael Smithson, Martin Thoburn, and Irving Klaw among others. Past performers include BENOIT PIOULARD and WINDY WEBER.
TICKETS are $10 in advance, available at both State Theatre & Wazoo Records after June 15, and $13 at the door. Ann Arbor Film Festival members pay only $10 at the door.


((((( NEW ARRIVALS: Vinyl ))))) Eno & Byrne x's 2, The Specials, Miles & more

BONNIE 'PRINCE' BILLY Beware LP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

THE CLASH London Calling 2xLP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

MILES DAVIS Bitches Brew 2xLP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

BRIAN ENO & DAVID BYRNE My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts 2xLP
*** "The groundbreaking 1981 collaboration fully remastered, containing 7 originally unreleased tracks, and selections from the multi-tracks from "

BRIAN ENO & DAVID BYRNE Everything That Happens Will Happen Today LP

*** BACK IN STOCK!

THE SPECIALS The Specials LP
*** BACK IN PRINT! Capital reissue. 180g.

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: CDs ))))) David Axelrod, Joe Henderson & Alice Coltrane, Sylvie Vartan

DAVID AXELROD Song Of Innocence CD
*** RECOMMENDED "A homage to poet William Blake - spacey drums and bass, big chords and insistent melodies performed by the cream of Hollywood's session players. Imagine putting George Martin, Brian Wilson & Phil Spector in a cocktail shaker, mixing them up & then adding Lalo Schifrin & John Barry & you're still not there. Mind expanding."

DAVID AXELROD Songs Of Experience CD
*** RECOMMENDED "Second part of Axelrod's homage to William Blake. A heady soundtrack of dreamy atmospheres, popping bass lines, funky drumming and singing & screaming transcendent strings."

JOE HENDERSON & ALICE COLTRANE The Elements CD
*** RECOMMENDED Whooooooaa! Joe Henderson dishes up some transcendent brilliance alongside Mrs. Coltrane -- this is an excellent album of spiritual/cosmic jazz.

SYLVIE VARTAN Irresistiblement: 1965-1968 CD
*** "The first-ever British collection of Vartan's grooviest, most swinging and most danceable cuts by France's queen of pop.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: DVD ))))) SCOTT WALKER!!

SCOTT WALKER 30 Century Man DVD
*** "A definitive portrait of rock's most fascinating and elusive outsider. SCOTT WALKER: 30 CENTURY MAN is a rare glimpse into the creative world of the most enigmatic figure in rock history, and traces the undeniable impact he has had on popular music through casual interviews with some of his biggest, highest profile fans. We explore his fascinating trajectory, from jobbing bass player on LA's Sunset Strip, to his domination of the British pop scene that began in the swinging summer of 1965, to his transformation into a composer of true genius; an uncompromising and serious musician working at the peak of his powers. In 2005, at age 63, Scott went into the studio again, working on what could be his greatest artistic statement yet. We were invited to document part of this process a privilege no filmmaker has ever been granted."

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: Vinyl ))))) Restocks on A.C., S.Y., M.D., and G.B.

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE Merriweather Post Pavilion 2xLP+MP3
*** BACK IN STOCK! Includes full album download.

GRIZZLY BEAR Veckatimest 2xLP+MP3
*** BACK IN STOCK!

MOS DEF The Ecstatic 2xLP / CD
*** Whoa! Mos switches labels (Downtown) and nabs MADLIB, J DILLA, and the brilliant GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW to produce for what's being called his best album since Black On Both Sides.

SONIC YOUTH The Eternal 2xLP+MP3
*** BACK IN STOCK! These are so fancy. Includes full album download.

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: CDs ))))) Well Hung, Felice Bros, Pentangle homies & more

v/a WELL HUNG: 20 Funk-Rock Eruptions From Beneath Communist Hungary CD
*** "20 stomping selections from the vaults of Eastern Europe's best kept secret, Pepita Records. This first ever compendium piles Hungarian heavy psych, jazz, glam and funk onto a heaped spoonful dripping with the cream of the '60s/'70s Hungarian rock scene."

FELICE BROTHERS Yonder Is The Clock CD
*** "Titled with a phrase drawn from the pages of Mark Twain, "Yonder Is The Clock" is teeming with tales of love, death, betrayal, baseball, train stations, phantoms, pandemics, jail cells, rolling rivers, and frozen winter nights. The next great American band."

JANSCH & RENBOURN Bert & John CD
*** AMG says: "On this [1966] album the duo finds good company in each other's techniques, which are quite indistinguishable in both guitar playing and singing through traditional adaptations, blues, and originals in the Anglo-folk style."

STREET SWEEPER SOCIAL CLUB Street Sweeper Social Club CD
*** "Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE) & Boots Riley (THE COUP) have joined forces to form Street Sweeper Social Club. The group's anticipated self-titled 11-song set was produced by Tom Morello."

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: DVD ))))) Don't eat the brown acid!

WOODSTOCK: 3 Days Of Peace & Music - The Director's Cut 2xDVD
*** "Two-disc 40th Anniversary Edition! The Oscar-winning documentary gets remastered and adds a retrospective."

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: Vinyl ))))) Sonic Youth, Dirty Projectors, Super Furry Animals, Tim Hecker & more

v/a DARK WAS THE NIGHT 3xLP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

CAMERA OBSCURA My Maudlin Career LP+MP3
*** NOW ON VINYL!

CAT POWER The Covers Record LP
*** BACK IN PRINT!

DIRTY PROJECTORS Bitte Orca LP+MP3 / CD
*** "A big rock album by design. Its idiosyncratic and sincere take on popular music is reminiscent of David Byrne. In many ways, group leader David Longstreth could be seen as this generation's answer to Byrne, a distinctive torchbearer of labyrinthine song arrangements that go down easy."

FUCKED UP Year Of The Rat 12"
*** Third in a series.

GUIDED BY VOICES Alien Lanes LP+MP3
*** BACK IN PRINT!

TIM HECKER Harmony In Ultraviolet 2xLP
*** NOW ON VINYL!

MOS DEF The Ecstatic 2xLP / CD
*** Whoa! Mos switches labels (Downtown) and nabs MADLIB, J DILLA, and the brilliant GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW to produce for what's being called his best album since Black On Both Sides.

OH NO Move Pt. 2 12"
*** Produced by J DILLA.

SONIC YOUTH The Eternal 2xLP+MP3 / CD
*** 16th album. "Sonic Youth signs to Matador and delivers a supercharged rocker, recalling aspects of the Evol-Sister-Daydream Nation holy trinity, but with cleaner, louder production and more straightforward momentum. Double LP hyper-deluxe HQ 180 RTI vinyl analog in heavy duty Stoughton gatefold sleeve, printed inner sleeves, and MP3 coupon."

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS Dark Days / Light Years 2xLP
*** 9th album. "This release is full of songs based on grooves rather than ensemble composition. The band's impish sense of humour remains and several members share lead vocal duties."

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: CDs ))))) Sonic Youth, Mos Def, Dirty Projectors, Deerhunter & more!

v/a SOUTHERN FUNKIN': Louisiana Funk & Soul 1967-1979 CD
*** "Stone rarities and dancefloor winners from Louisiana -- funk tinged with the flavor of Creole culture. Some of these jams go for $1000+ on original vinyl!"

BUSDRIVER Jhelli Beam CD
*** "BD's breath-defying smart/smart-ass flow teeters precariously on top of samples of classical music, jazz drumming, and proggy guitar parts. Mindfully engaging and booty shaking at the same time."

DEERHUNTER Rainwater Cassette Exchange CD
*** "Some bands arguably work best in the EP format -- think Cocteau Twins or My Bloody Valentine, and now add Deerhunter to that list. A lucid argument can be made that minute for minute, and hook for hook, their EP's can't be matched for visceral energy and pop smarts."

DIRTY PROJECTORS Bitte Orca LP+MP3 / CD
*** "A big rock album by design. Its idiosyncratic and sincere take on popular music is reminiscent of David Byrne. In many ways, group leader David Longstreth could be seen as this generation's answer to Byrne, a distinctive torchbearer of labyrinthine song arrangements that go down easy."

DAVE HAMILTON Detroit City Grooves CD
*** "The legendary Detroit soul & funk producer's instrumental recordings including his lost album, Soul Suite, rare 45s and other tracks."

PETER HOLSAPPLE & CHRIS STAMEY Here & Now CD
*** "The first collaboration in almost two decades by the acclaimed songwriters of The dB's. Features legendary saxophonist Branford Marsalis."

MOS DEF The Ecstatic 2xLP / CD
*** Whoa! Mos switches labels (Downtown) and nabs MADLIB, J DILLA, and the brilliant GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW to produce for what's being called his best album since Black On Both Sides.

PLACEBO Battle For The Sun CD
*** 6th album. "Battle For The Sun is a startling, alive, vital and boundary-vaulting record that marks a whole new era for a band that were in need of a change."

SONIC YOUTH The Eternal 2xLP+MP3 / CD
*** 16th album. "Sonic Youth signs to Matador and delivers a supercharged rocker, recalling aspects of the Evol-Sister-Daydream Nation holy trinity, but with cleaner, louder production and more straightforward momentum."

Thursday, June 4, 2009

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: Vinyl ))))) Thrill Jockey, Grizzly Bear, Beach Boys & Flying Lotus

v/a RECORDS TOREISM LP+zines
*** BACK IN STOCK! RECORD STORE DAY! Thrill Jockey contribution featuring five tracks from TJ bands, including an exclusive MOUNTAINS track and a jam from the forthcoming TORTOISE album. Two zines included!

BEACH BOYS Pet Sounds LP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

FLYING LOTUS 1983 LP
*** BACK IN STOCK!

GRIZZLY BEAR Veckatimest 2xLP+MP3
*** BACK IN STOCK!

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: CDs ))))) Current 93, more J Dilla, My Morning Jacket's RSD album, Ween

CURRENT 93 Aleph At Hallucinatory Mountain CD
*** "The most unique, unpredictable, and powerful release yet from Current 93. Tibet's epic verses backed by an amazing and bizarre array of talents including JAMES BLACKSHAW, RICKI LEE JONES, BABY DEE, MATT SWEENEY, ANDREW W.K., SASHA GREY(!?!), members of NURSE WITH WOUND, COIL and more."

J DILLA Dillanthology CD
*** "The first volume in the Dillanthology tribute series focuses on some of J. Dilla's classic productions for artists such as Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, The Roots, and Common."

MY MORNING JACKET Celebracion De La Ciudad Natal CD
*** RECORD STORE DAY! I believe this is a live record. The CD comes with the vinyl or is available separately.

WEEN All Request Live CD
*** "Performed live in the studio, this set of fan-requested songs are mostly oddities and unreleased tracks that Ween don't ever play in concert."

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: Vinyl ))))) Amadou & Mariam, Beck, Townes & someone else...

v/a BEAT AT CINECITTA Vol. 1 LP
*** "A sensual homage to the most raunchy, erotic filmmusic from the vaults of Italian '60s & '70s cinema." Feat. RIZ ORTOLANI, BRUNO NICOLAI, PIERO PICCIONI and others. Limited to 1000 copies.

v/a SHAKE SAUVAGE: French Soundtracks 1968-1976 LP
*** "Laid-back grooves, killer funky tracks, hammond organ madness and sexy lounge. Essential." Limited to 1000 copies.

AMADOU & MARIAM Welcome To Mali 2xLP+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."

BECK One Foot In The Grave 2xLP
*** 180g.

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND Big Whiskey 2xLP+7" / CD+7"
*** "The long-awaited brand new studio album." Bonus 7" with purchase. Actually, we just sold out. Check back Wednesday!

TOWNES VAN ZANDT Live At The Old Quarter, Houston TX LP
*** 180g.

GERT WILDEN & ORCHESTRA Schulmadchen Report LP
*** "Music from Schoolgirl Report & other music from sexy German films (1968-1972). Limited to 1000 copies.

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: CDs ))))) J Dilla, CSNY, Woodstock, Rancid & more

ost WOODSTOCK: 40th Anniversary 2xCD
*** "Remastered from the original analog tapes! Includes new liner notes & photos!"

ELVIS COSTELLO Secret, Profane & Sugarcane CD
*** Produced by T BONE BURNETT.

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH Demos CD
*** "12-song collection of previously unreleased demos from 1968 to 1971 including early versions of your favorite jams."

EELS Hombre Lobo: 12 Songs Of Desire CD
*** "2009 release, the seventh studio album from the ever-changing project led by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett (aka E)."

FLAT EARTH SOCIETY Cheer Me, Perverts! CD
*** "14-piece group doing car-chase funk that careers off the road and into walls of blistering ensemble brass, wonky screwball jazz that wears its trousers proudly round its ankles... a gentle early Miles moment that gets a scary visitation from Bernard ‘Psycho/Taxi Driver’ Hermann in the shower."

IGGY POP Preliminaires CD
*** "Iggy Pop focuses on jazz arrangements, Jobim standards, swamp-rock and the distinctive, rich baritone heard on classics like 'Nightclubbing.' Fran├žoise Hardy duets."

J DILLA Jay Stay Paid CD
*** Featuring BLACK THOUGHT, DOOM, RAEKWON, PHAT KAT, FRANK N DANK, ILLA J and more. Sorry -- NO VINYL UNTIL JULY!

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND Big Whiskey CD+7"
*** "The long-awaited brand new studio album." Bonus 7" with purchase!

TITO PUENTE Dance Mania 2xCD
*** Legacy Edition. "The album that taught America to dance and brought Tito Puente and Latin music to the world. Now includes 55 tracks on 2 CDs, extensive liner notes, and never-before-seen photos & memorabilia."

RANCID Let The Dominoes Fall CD
*** "Essential Rancid -- 19 classic new tracks."

THE WHO Sell Out 2xCD
*** Deluxe Edition. "2xCD deluxe edition of the classic 1967 Who album. Remastered from the original stereo & mono masters for the first time with 11 previously unreleased songs & mixes."