Tuesday, November 4, 2008

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: Vinyl ))))) Mi Ami, DFA singles, Illa J and more (and more)

v/a GHETTO PASS Ep 12"
*** brand new Baltimore club EP from T&A Records featuring DJ TECHNICS (remixing Radiohead!), TITTSWORTH, DJ SEGA, ROB THREEZY, JIM SHARP, and Finland's TOP BILLIN. Five stacked tracks in all.

v/a NOTWAVE SAMPLER Vol. 1 12"
v/a NOTWAVE SAMPLER Vol. 2 12"
*** "It's kinda like No Wave, but Not."

RYAN ADAMS Cardinology LP + 7" + MP3
*** NOW ON VINYL! Bonus 7" and alternate cover art too.

THE BAND Music From Big Pink LP

HOLY GHOST Hold On (Mock & Toof Remixes) 12"
*** "Holy Ghost! return for a brief hello and label-mates Mock & Toof do two remixes, both quite different interpretations -- a playful stab at minimal techno and a psychedelic disco funk."

ILLA J We Here 12"
*** J DILLA's little brother rapping over DILLA's beats -- a taster for the upcoming album.

*** "The edgy opening two minutes alone could serve as the score to a car chase, to the sudden explosion of choirs, blissful harmonies, and larger-than-life chorus." BABYTALK remixes.

JUAN MACLEAN Simple Life 12"
*** "An effective mixture of dark, arpeggiated synth and militant Italo disco drumming, with each bassline and chord change a step toward the light."

MI AMI Ark Of The Covenant 12"
*** RECOMMENDED "Heavy and frantic dub punk from San Francisco's Mi Ami, featuring two former members of Dischord's Black Eyes. A spacious exploration of 21st century paranoia and psycho-sexual body terror." Debut release from Lovers Rock. Limited to 500 copies.

MOCK & TOOF Underwater 12"
*** "A song so undeniably laid back and catchy, the duo calls it a 'cosmic sea shanty'. With its undeniable Madchester / Beta Band delivery, DFA decided it was more of an E Shanty, especially the dub on the flipside, which blends warm keys, euphoric piano, and a killer bass line."

*** "With the release of their debut LP in 1968, Os Mutantes cracked the already red hot Tropicalia scene wide open. Fusing traditional Brazilian music, psychedelia, rock and a good dose of pure experimentalism, they quickly became giants both in Brazil and in the outer fringes of pop music."

PANTHERS Goblin City (Holy Ghost! remixes) 12"
*** "Panthers used to play aggressive post hardcore before their style morphed into a somewhat sober version of anthemic stoner rock. 'Goblin City' is the lead track from their second record, The Trick (Vice, 2007)."

RADIOHEAD Ok Computer 2xLP

RUNAWAY Brooklyn Club Jam 12"
*** New jam on DFA. "Brennan Green, a mastermind behind the booming NYC disco scene, delivers a can't-miss remix of the thumping, anthemic original."

SKATALITES Stretching Out Vol. 1 LP
*** "Crucial extended jam sessions recorded live at the Blue Monk Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica in Summer '83.

THE STREETS Everything Is Borrowed LP
*** NOW ON VINYL! Fourth album. "A return to form with cinematic storytelling and irresistible pop hooks."

YACHT Summer Song 12"
*** "Originally recorded as a love letter to tourmates LCD Soundsystem, and released for free online." Plus two exclusive tracks.