Vinyl Tuesday (and sometimes Wednesday) @ Records with Merritt:
GARY NUMAN – Premier Hits A 21-song compilation album available for the first time on vinyl. This perfect introduction to the world of Gary Numan is a 2LP set and contains his best-known hits including “Cars”, “I Die: You Die”, “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” and more. Also contains four bonus tracks, “Metal”, “We Are So Fragile”, “Films” and “Me, I Disconnect From You.”
PAVEMENT – The Secret History First in a series of Pavement rarities releases! Twenty-five tracks available on vinyl for the very first time! All the B-sides, unreleased session tracks, John Peel Sessions and a 1992 live concert from the Slanted & Enchanted era. 30 tracks in all, with a gorgeous gatefold designed by Rob Carmichael at Seen Studios (Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors) and essays by Stephen Malkmus, Spiral Stairs, Matador Records, Billions Corp and Drag City Bosses. 2 LP with digital download.
RED HOUSE PAINTERS – Down Colorful Hill Out of print since its release in 1992, Down Colorful Hill is the much-praised debut album from Red House Painters. The introduction to the world of Mark Kozelek (“One of the finest artists of his generation” –Stereogum) Down Colorful Hill comprises six tracks, all taken from the band’s original demo tape, catching the band at their rawest. LP with digital download
RED HOUSE PAINTERS – Rollercoaster “Just one year on from their brilliant debut, Red House Painters were back with not one, but two albums. Both eponymously titled and released just months apart in 1993, the first was this ambitious double album. With a rollercoaster on the cover to give it it’s unofficial title, it’s now seen as one of Kozelek’s most realized collections, containing career highlights like “Grace Cathedral Park”, “Katy Song” and “Mistress”. 2 LP with digital download.
RED HOUSE PAINTERS – The Bridge The second of the band’s eponymous albums of 1993 and with a bridge on the cover to give it it’s unofficial title, this set was shorter, collecting eight more tracks from the studio sessions the band embarked on upon signing to 4AD. Holding back signature classics like ‘Evil”, “Uncle Joe” and “Blindfold” for this record, it’s arguably the most experimental and darkest of their 4AD releases, reflecting the winter month it was released in. It’s also notable for containing the first “Kozeleked” cover versions, with “I Am A Rock” and the “Star Spangled Banner” both getting his treatment. 2 LP with digital download.
RED HOUSE PAINTERS – Ocean Beach/Shock Me Ocean Beach was originally released in 1995 and was to be the last record Red House Painters released on 4AD. Mostly performed by Mark on his own, the minimal, unornamented, reflective and semi-acoustic songs helped him to achieve the more personal album he aimed to record, capturing every sound as it happened. Out of print since, it’s now been reformatted to become a double 12” LP so to also include the four-track Shock Me EP of 1994. 2 LP with digital download.