Click here for all the info on the ‘Sound Tracks’ set and you can stream some tracks below.
The Plantain District Cuban Food Truck, should be rolling into our parking lot, around 7:30am. Breakfast is on us from 7:30-9:30 am: Fresh OJ, Cuban Coffee and Espresso, Pastelitos and Cuban Breakfast Sandwiches!
The Jeweled Gypsy Truck, will also be in our lot.
Music starts @ 11:30am with Natalie Prauser.
Our official RSD band line up:
12:00- Mr. and the Mrs.
1:00- Fake Fancy
2:00- Cop Knock
5:00- Hypnotronic Man
6:00- Man Vs Animals
Come out and see them all and get a record, featuring all seven acts! The bands will also have tapes and skatedecks also cds!
Stay Calm and Spin Records!
From Death Blues:
Over the course of various releases, the self-titled debut Death Blues (Hometapes/Taiga), Here (Rhythmplex), Non-fiction (SIGE), as well as the text only Death Blues manifesto, drummer and percussionist Jon Mueller’s Death Blues project has used sound, performance, and concept to explore ideas around presence and experience. This work culminates in the release of Ensemble, an elaborate book/LP/digital release that features seven essays about our vulnerability, the rawness of our inner lives, and how we move forward in the face of it all. The audio is an elaborate orchestral soundtrack crafted by Mueller and composer/multi-instrumentalist William Ryan Fritch over the course of two years. Like the essays, the music exemplifies complex emotional and textural layers via strings, woodwinds, percussion, and wordless vocals, ranging from cinematic and dreamful to thundering and powerful over the course of its nine tracks. Late artist Lillian Rammel’s hand-made masks from the 1970s are featured throughout the package, symbolizing inward and outward perceptions. The combination of audio, text, and visual create an immersive and broad experience. This is work about people, for people.
We have the Deluxe LP/Book edition of Death Blues ‘Ensemble,’ which is 140gm vinyl housed in a 16pp full color hardcase book featuring 7 essays and 2 additional digital tracks not available on the standard digital edition.
Check out the video below.
Via Kevin Barnes:
We’re so excited to soon be able to welcome our new album ‘Aureate Gloom’ into the world!
We recorded the album at Sonic Ranch, an amazing analog studio in the desert of west Texas, this past September. I wanted the album to be in the spirit of early punk/no wave/glam so we recorded all of the basic tracks live to a Studor 24 track tape machine through a late 70’s Neve console. I wrote a lot of the material while on a writing retreat in NYC this summer. It was very inspiring to wander around the Village, Chelsea, SoHo…chatting with the ghosts of the great musicians,writers and artists that once walked the same streets. The lyrics on the album are very personal, perhaps egregiously so, but I wanted it to feel like an open diary.
My amazing brother David Barnes created the art work for the album. I asked him to make it look like the cover of a vintage sci-fi novel. To me the artwork seems like what the world would look like if David was God. Kind of a scary thought. The first single, “Bassem Sabry”, is a funky paean to all of the brave figures of totalitarian/fascist opposition throughout the world. I hope you can dig it!
‘Aureate Gloom’ drops 3.3.15 via Polyvinyl Records. Stream “Bassem Sabry” below.
Animal Collective member Panda Bear has announced details of new solo album ‘Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper’.
‘Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper’ will be released on 1.13.15 and is Panda Bear’s follow-up to his 2011 album ‘Tomboy.’ The “Mr Noah” single also features on a four-track EP which is available to stream on Spotify ahead of the full album release.
Check out the video for “Mr Noah” and tracklist below.
‘Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper’ tracklisting:
‘Davy Jones’ Locker’
‘Butcher Baker Candlestick Maker’
‘Come To Your Senses’
‘Tropic Of Cancer’
‘Shadow Of The Colossus’
Sleater-Kinney have announced details of their first album in 10 years, ‘No Cities To Love,’ which is expected to drop 1.19.15. The band’s albums have just been re-issued on vinyl, including a box set of all the releases.
In an interview with NPR, the very busy Carrie Brownstein said:
“I spent a lot of time writing choruses for this record. Melody is was what I was most picky about. I really drove Corin (Tucker) crazy sometimes. We would have choruses that we would work on for hours, days, maybe on and off over a matter of weeks. And we’d think we had solved it, but then I would listen to it later on and decide to discard it, that it wasn’t good enough. I did that with my guitar parts too.
“In the end we were all more scrutinizing with our own parts than we ever have been. I think we didn’t want to take any second of the song for granted, everything had to have an intention and earn its place.”
Check out the tracklist and stream the video for the first single, “Bury Our Friends,” below.
The ‘No Cities To Love’ tracklist:
‘No Cities To Love’
‘A New Wave’
‘Bury Our Friends’
THE BEATLES’ ORIGINAL MONO STUDIO ALBUMS REMASTERED AT ABBEY ROAD DIRECTLY FROM THE ANALOGUE MASTERS FOR VINYL RELEASE
180-Gram LPs. Individually and in a Limited 14-LP Boxed Edition with Hardbound Book.
The Beatles in mono: This is how most listeners first heard the group in the 1960s, when mono was the predominant audio format. Up until 1968, each Beatles album was given a unique mono and stereo mix, but the group always regarded the mono as primary. On September 9, The Beatles’ nine U.K. albums, the American-compiled Magical Mystery Tour, and the Mono Masters collection of non-album tracks will be released in mono on 180-gram vinyl LPs with faithfully replicated artwork. Newly mastered from the analogue master tapes, each album will be available both individually and within a lavish, limited 14-LP boxed edition, The Beatles In Mono, which also includes a 108-page hardbound book.
In an audiophile-minded undertaking, The Beatles’ acclaimed mono albums have been newly mastered for vinyl from quarter-inch master tapes at Abbey Road Studios by GRAMMY®-winning engineer Sean Magee and GRAMMY®-winning mastering supervisor Steve Berkowitz. While The Beatles In Mono CD boxed set released in 2009 was created from digital remasters, for this new vinyl project, Magee and Berkowitz cut the records without using any digital technology. Instead, they employed the same procedures used in the 1960s, guided by the original albums and by detailed transfer notes made by the original cutting engineers.
Working in the same room at Abbey Road where most of The Beatles’ albums were initially cut, the pair first dedicated weeks to concentrated listening, fastidiously comparing the master tapes with first pressings of the mono records made in the 1960s. Using a rigorously tested Studer A80 machine to play back the precious tapes, the new vinyl was cut on a 1980s-era VMS80 lathe.
Manufactured for the world at Optimal Media in Germany, The Beatles’ albums are presented in their original glory, both sonically and in their packaging. The boxed collection’s exclusive 12-inch by 12-inch hardbound book features new essays and a detailed history of the mastering process by award-winning radio producer and author Kevin Howlett. The book is illustrated with many rare studio photos of The Beatles, fascinating archive documents, and articles and advertisements sourced from 1960s publications.
The Beatles In Mono: Available individually and collected in a limited 14-LP boxed edition, accompanied by an exclusive 108-page hardbound book.
Please Please Me
With The Beatles
A Hard Day’s Night
Beatles For Sale
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles (2-LP)
Mono Masters (3-LP)