Tuesday, September 27, 2011

NEW ARRIVALS: CDs - Wilco, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Mark McGuire, Mogwai, Madlib et al

v/a MESSAGE FROM THE TRIBE An Anthology Of Tribe Records: 1972-1976 CD+BOOK
*** RECOMMENDED "After Motown, the car industry & the advances of civil rights in the 1960s, came a decade of gov't abandonment, high unemployment, inner-city violence & urban decay. Tribe (Phil Ranelin, Wendell Harrison, Harold McKinney, Marcus Belgrave) was brought together to fight these negative forces, producing seminal deep jazz & funk albums." On SOUL JAZZ.

v/a TROPICALIA: A Brazilian Revolution In Sound 2xLP / CD
*** BACK IN STOCK! Top notch collection of Tropicalia music with all the hitmakers: CAETANO VELOSO, TOM ZE, OS MUTANTES, GAL COSTA, GILBERTO GIL, & JORGE BEN. On SOUL JAZZ.

BLINK 182 Neighborhoods CD
*** "The self produced 'Neighborhoods' reflects each band member's different point of view." Great!

BLITZEN TRAPPER American Goldwing LP+MP3 / CD
*** "On American Goldwing, Blitzen Trapper let their loves and influences hard guitar rock, country picking and pawn-shop Casio aplomb hang out for all to see. You'll want to shotgun a beer in the shower!"

*** "A great leap forward for a gifted songwriter, blending deeply personal lyrics with a signature blend of '60s girl-gang pop, the primitive propulsion of the Cramps and the moody atmospherics of Mazzy Star."

BILL FRISELL All We Are Saying... CD
*** Consummate guitarist, composer and musical interpreter Bill Frisell has assembled a trusted ensemble to record his definitive take on the classic songs of John Lennon."

MADLIB Medicine Show No. 12 - Raw Medicine: Madlib Remixes CD
*** "Raw Medicine: Madlib Remixes - part mixtape, part beat tape, featuring a host of un-suspecting collaborators that run the gamut from thugs, street poets, star emcees and underdogs. We ain't naming names. 60 mins, 30+ tracks."

*** NOW AVAILABLE ON CD! "A killer album from Mark McGuire of EMERALDS! More electronic elements than usual & even some voices, but still the unique blend of feel-good riffs, electric & acoustic loops and melodies that just stick in the head."

MOGWAI Earth Division EP 12" / CD
*** "Scottish experimental-rock institution Mogwai follow up their Sub Pop debut with a more subdued side of Mogwai, with three quietly plaintive piano- and string-infused tracks, plus the fuzz-drenched haze of 'Drunk and Crazy'."

NIRVANA Nevermind CD
NIRVANA Nevermind: Deluxe Edition 4xLP / 2xCD

*** REMASTERED! 2xCD & 4xLP versions include b-sides, Smart Studio sessions, boombox rehearsals, and BBC sessions.

PINK FLOYD The Dark Side Of The Moon CD
PINK FLOYD The Dark Side Of The Moon 2xCD

*** REMASTERED! 2xCD includes a live version of the entire album.

PINK FLOYD Wish You Were Here CD


*** "Filtered through years of Spector records and awash in an echo chamber of dark reverb, Shimmering Stars specialize in crafting subtle, lilting pop for both bedroom loners and sock hop slow dancers alike."

SPANK ROCK Everything Is Boring & Everyone Is a Fucking Liar CD
*** "Spank Rock took the road less traveled and stepped out on his own to record an album free of manipulation, full of creativity and home spun at the lab of master DJ/Producer Boys Noize."

WILCO The Whole Love CD / 2xCD
*** Perhaps you've heard of them! Someone tried to pay them a billion bucks but these guys won't stop making music! 2xCD version is in a snappy package, includes a bonus disc, and is LIMITED EDITION.

STEVEN WILSON Grace For Drowning 2xCD
*** "The new solo double-album from writer, producer & PORCUPINE TREE founder member Steven Wilson."