This week's list includes new titles from Mississippi, Alvarius B, Natural Information Society & Bitchin Bajas, some rare original stock finds of Tom Cameron and Occupants/Shortwave Band and some awesome reissues from Brian Jonestown Massacre, Tin House, Gila, and Killing Floor! Check out the list below for further details…
Both shops are always buying used LPs, 7ins, and CDs. We've been acquiring so much great used stuff lately that we've decided to feature some of the higher quality LPs with a separate newletter altogether! So watch your inboxes for our Used LP Highlight Updates. They go out every Friday!
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DIGITAL/CD RELEASE DATE was August 25th.
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The Onion AV Club premiere and album stream:
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CHICAGO SHOP STUFF
The Chicago shop is gearing up for some great in store performances in September!
- Killer Moon (Chicago) and Vincas (Athens, GA) are rockin' the shop on Saturday, September 5th at 7PM!
- Carbonleak (Chicago) and CROSSS (Toronto) are playing on Sunday, September 13th at 5PM.
- The Funs (Chicago) are celebrating their "My Survival" LP release with a sure to be killer show on Friday, September 25th at 6:30PM!
LOS ANGELES SHOP STUFF
LABEL RELEASE COUNTDOWN
LP - Afflicted Man - I'm Off Me 'Ead (Official 2013 Reissue, Repress, Black Wax, Ltd 300) 13 copies of this acid fried punk record still lookin' for a good home.
LP - Basic Cable - I'm Good To Drive (Black Wax, Ltd 200) Tune in while you still can, under 10 copies to go.
LP - Frankie And The Witch Fingers - Frankie And The Witch Fingers (Black Wax, Ltd 350) – Only 15 copies of this 2015 fuzzed ear pleaser!
LP - Heater - God And Hair (Black Wax, Ltd 200) Columbia Missouri's short lived DIY RNR summer jammer, less than 10 copies are still in the mix.
LP - King Blood - Eyewash Silver (2013 Permanent Records Screened Fold-Over Special Edition) - Only 1 copy left, then it is OOP for good!
LP - Leather Slave - Leather Slave (Black Wax, Ltd 200) Under 25 copies left, then it's OOP,c'mon creeps, there's still time!
LP - MERX - 20000 Sq Ft Under The Sea (White Wax, Ltd 100) Only 18 copies on the Permanent exclusive color vinyl! Come up for air and grip a copy!
LP/Screened Tour LP/Tour TAPE - Purling Hiss - Purling Hiss- Only 7, 36, and 7 copies of this guitar skree masterpiece across various formats respectively!!
FEED THE FREAKS
And just like every week, P-Rex Los Angeles DJs continue to FEED THE FREAKS !!!
Here's the general info on Feed The Freaks:
"Every Wednesday. Black Boar - 1630 Colorado Blvd. 10-2am.
Rock'n'Roll Partytime! With Lance Bummer and Special Guests.
Drink specials. Excellent adventures, only. Absolutely, no bogus journeys.
all ages / 26 sept. 2015 / 9:00 pm / clvbrectvm
$20 - Tickets Here
Advance ticket sales only. NO tickets will be available at the door.
EMPTY BOTTLE (CHICAGO) + PERMANENT RECORDS CHICAGO = FREE SHOWS
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THIS WEEK'S FEATURED RELEASES & REISSUES
LP - Tom Cameron - Music To Wash Dishes By - Original 1982 Sealed Stock - $99.99
"What I think might be of most interest is what I was doing in the performance and how I was controlling the synthesizers. There is a white headband that I am wearing which contains three electrodes which are monitoring my brain waves using a biofeedback machine. This biofeedback monitor would register a small voltage pulse each time that I could successfully maintain a relatively steady alpha state. The brain biofeedback monitor is then connected to an optical interface. This allows me to use the feedback voltage to control the synthesizers without the risk of a ground loop frying my brain. The control voltage of about five volts was then used to control the pitch and filters of the EML 101 and also advance step by step the sequencer on the EML 4004/401. The result was that I could control and play the synthesizers with brain waves alone.
OK, so I couldn't play "Mary Had A Little Lamb" but I did create synthesizer sounds by just thinking about them. I thought that this was pretty cool but not many people understood it at the time. They were two young kids that did get it. They bought a few balloons and sneaked up behind my lawn chair and popped the balloons. As I have a slow shock response nothing happened but about ten minutes later a yellow jacket (I hate yellow jackets) came buzzing around my head and the synthesizers went crazy.
At the time I thought I'd come up with a pretty original demonstration. But later I found out that Alvin Lucier had done a similar demonstration ten years earlier. He obviously did not use synthesizers at that time but he did use biofeedback to control solenoid operated percussion instruments. And currently Tod Machover is pursuing mind-music connections in a similar vein but with much more sophisticated equipment. I also painted the cover art." - Mutan Sounds Blogspot
7in - Occupants / Shortwave Band - Untitled - Original 1982 Stock - $29.99
LP - Beach House - Depression Cherry - Loser Edition - $17.99
In general, this record shows a return to simplicity, with songs structured around a melody and a few instruments, with live drums playing a far lesser role. With the growing success of Teen Dream and Bloom, the larger stages and bigger rooms naturally drove us towards a louder, more aggressive place; a place farther from our natural tendencies. Here, we continue to let ourselves evolve while fully ignoring the commercial context in which we exist.
Here are a few quotes that we feel relate to the feeling and themes of this record:
— “I’ll never be able to be here again. As the minutes slide by, I move on. The flow of time is something I cannot stop. I haven’t a choice. I go. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I’ll never see again. People who are gone before you know it, people who are just passing through. Even as we exchange hellos, they seem to grow transparent. I must keep living with the flowing river before my eyes.” - from Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
— “We inhabit a world in which the future promises endless possibilities and the past lies irretrievably behind us. The arrow of time… is the medium of creativity in terms of which life can be understood.” - from The Arrow of Time by Peter Coveney and Roger Highfield
— “Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.” - from Parerga and Paralipomena by Arthur Schopenhauer
— “Hark, now hear the sailors cry, feel the air and see the sky, let your soul and spirit fly, into the mystic……
….when the fog horn blows, i want to hear it, i don’t have to fear it” - from “Into the Mystic” by Van Morrison" - Sub Pop
LP / Tape - Bitchin Bajas / Natural Information Society - Automaginary - $7.99 - $18.99
LP - Flying Saucer Attack - Instrumentals 2015 2xLP - $24.99
LP - Brian Jonestown Massacre - Thank God For Mental Illness - $21.99
"Available on 180-gram yellow vinyl with download code for the original CD's 33-minute closing track "Sound of Confusion," excluded from this LP. This the first time that this title has been available on vinyl. At the risk of belaboring a rather obvious point, with Thank God for Mental Illness, their third collection of absolutely stunning music to be released in 1996, The Brian Jonestown Massacre parallels the prolific and effortless brilliance of The Rolling Stones at their fevered late-1960s peak; the sheer scope of their achievements is stunning -- rarely are bands quite so productive, or quite so consistently amazing. Thank God is The BJM's down-and-dirty country-blues outing, all 12-odd tracks supposedly recorded on a single July day at a cost of just $17.36. The Brian Jonestown Massacre is a psychedelic rock band originally from San Francisco, California, led by guitarist and singer Anton Newcombe. Since 1995, The Brian Jonestown Massacre has released numerous albums, first for Bomp!, the label that gave them their start, and later for TVT and Tee Pee. The BJM has been essential in the development of the modern U.S. garage scene, and many LA and SF musicians got their start playing with Newcombe, including Peter Hayes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Originally, Newcombe was heavily influenced by The Rolling Stones' psychedelic phase -- the band's name combines the name of Stones founder Brian Jones with a reference to cult leader Jim Jones -- but his work in the 2000s has expanded into aesthetic dimensions approximating the UK shoegaze genre of the 1990s and incorporating influences from world music, especially Middle Eastern and Brazilian music." - A Recordings
LP - Various Artists - Troubled Waters - $12.99
MISSISSIPPI RECORDS ALERT!
LP - Sun Foot - Round Dice Fried Combo - $11.99
MISSISSIPPI RECORDS ALERT!
Recorded and produced by none other than Joe Goldring (of The Enablers and producer of many San Francisco bands) at Coast Studios. Album cover designed with heavy art contribution by David King, designer of the iconic CRASS symbol. Ron Burns (formally of Smog, Hot Spit Dancers ), Chris Johanson (visual artist, formerly of San Francisco's Deep Throats) and Brian Mumford (Dragging an Ox through Water, Jackie-O Motherfucker) make up Sun Foot. Co release with Awsome Vistas." - Mississippi Records
LP - Lum Guffin - Lum Guffin - $12.99
MISSISSIPPI RECORDS ALERT!
LP - Tin House - Tin House - Reissue - $23.99
"Tin House were so good—their music was a hard-rocking onslaught of lust, chops and powerhouse riffs that gripped like an alligator bite—they were signed to Epic Records out of high school. They were respected by Leslie West and Johnny and Edgar Winter. Their album (released in 1971) was produced by Rick Derringer. But like other almost famous bands, Tin House fell away into unjust obscurity. Tin House's focus was on heavy rock like the sex-fueled opener, ‘I Want Your Body,' and standout track ‘Be Good and Be Kind,’ with a catchy up-and-down, down-and-up riff played adeptly by guitar prodigy Floyd Radford, and a driving monster beat laid down by drummer Mike Logan; the song tears in as a fast as a Florida hurricane and sweeps the listener up into its vortex for two-and-a-half minutes of energized bliss. Yet the album also showed diversity: Radford’s melancholy ballad ‘Tomorrow;’ the jivin’ honky tonk of ‘30 Weight Blues’ (a tribute to the band’s 1962 Ford Econoline van); ‘Lady of the Silent Opera,’ which featured orchestration by seasoned studio musicians from New York City’s Local 802 Union to underscore its positive message of “look to the heaven—smile to the blue sky.” This Lion Productions reissue includes everything Tin House recorded for Epic, including two previously unreleased tracks and the elusive (and unique) single versions of 'I Want Your Body' and 'Be Good and Be Kind'—all taken directly from 24-bit/96kHz master tape transfers. Four panel insert has liner notes by Doug Sheppard (Ugly Things) and photos from the archive of drummer Mike Logan. Lean, fluid, tight, and the best hard rock album from the USA you probably never heard of (until now)!
"In the twinkling universe of virtuoso electric guitarists that followed in the wake of the genre’s progenitor Jimi Hendrix, perhaps one of the most deserving of renewed recognition is Floyd Radford of the band Tin House... the overdriven, fluid guitar work—heavy on the wah-wah pedal—is brought to the fore by a beefy full production that lifts the band above the sludgy audio presentation that bedevilled many heavy rock albums of the era." —Richard Allen, Shindig! Magazine
•Old style tip-on LP jacket and color picture sleeve EP
•All tracks cut directly from 24-bit/96kHz master tape transfers.
•Comes with four-panel insert w/liner notes by Doug Sheppard (Ugly Things) and photos from the archive of drummer Mike Logan
•Licensed from Sony Music Entertainment" - Lion
LP - Dragonfly - Dragonfly - Import - $25.99
"This album is one of the best kept secrets of late 60s psychedelic rock. Originally known as the Legend, this Colorado based band recorded this fuzzed out, hard driving album, in 1968 at L.A's Amigo studios. If you are a fan of Iron Butterfly, The Who and Stack, this one's for you. Ultra loud heavy psychedelic rock from with loads of fuzz guitar. A welcome, first ever official vinyl reissue with the original artwork and insert with linernotes. “This album is sure to share space at the top of your shelf with Plastic Cloud, Savage Resurrection and SRC for those special moments when you want to teach a young, unsuspecting psych convert just what that acid rock guitar thing was all about”
Roaring, fuzzed out rockers in the vein of SRC, Mad River, Fraction and Savage Resurrection, with just a hint of blues and the exact right amount of pop hooks and psyched-out, studio trickery to elevate this over your atypical never-ran Sixties psych-rockers. A great sounding record, with enough grit on the guitars and vocals to add some edge to the tunes - Guerssen cannot be stopped this year! RECOMMENDED!
LP - Gila - Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee - Reissue - $23.99
LP - Killing Floor - Out Of Uranus (reissue Ltd to 500) - $25.99
LP - Los Vigilantes - Al Fin - $14.99
As always, guitarist Jorge “Jota” Mundo helmed the platter at his own El Dorado Studio, and the lineup remains the same—save for some guest drumming from Giancarlo Cervoni of Las Ardillas, and a perfectly frantic sax interlude on the boisterous “Pobre Niña” by Sergio Rotman of famed Argentinian ska act Los Fabulosos Cadillas."- Noisey
LP - Various Artists - Early Pakistani Dance Music from Original 7in Soundtracks 1967-1975 - Import - $23.99
10in - Alvarius B - Chin Spirits - Durga - Import - $23.99
7in - Noxious Fumes - Noxious Fumes - $6.99
CALVIN JOHNSON (krecs) released a cassette of this in 1984 as well as including them in the Let's Kiss CS comp
the FUMES played regularly with bands such as the melvins and green river.. they broke up right before the sub pop 100 and their day outside of the shady NW sun..
Alot of people's lives would have been dramatically different if it wasn't for the Noxious Fumes. Although they were short lived this early punk band had a profound effect on everyone who knew them. - Heather Lum
Noxious Fumes from picturesque Tacoma Washington was probably the best punk band you’ve never heard of. Sure, they played larger shows in Seattle at such storied venues as The Gorilla Gardens, but I will always think of them in their natural environment, Tacoma’s Hell house.
Pick a Friday or Saturday night in the mid-80’s at the 56th street Hell House and you were likely to hear Noxious Fumes playing another blistering set of tight, hardcore punk. Before they played, their lead singer, Mike, would walk through the crowd of punks sharing a polaroid of his new “baby,” an especially shapely turd he’d just deposited in the Hell House toilet (a place to avoid if at all possible).
John Grant, the guitarist, would often just keep fairly quiet, but everyone knew the sort of wall of sound he was about to produce. John’s guitar style rivaled the best guitarists in much more well-known bands.
Purkey, the drummer, the other John in the group, looked to be little more than 13 or 14, full of energy. If you didn’t know better, you might wonder what a kids his age was doing at a seedy punk rock house party, but this was Tacoma. Tacoma was the land of the Asarco Smelter that dusted the neighborhoods with arsenic dust each night. All the houses near Asarco got luxurious new decks as part of a buyout to avoid lawsuits. This was also the land of Commencement Bay, one of the most polluted waterways in all of America. Both Asarco and Commencement Bay became subjects of Noxious Fumes songs.
Finally, the bass player, Lisa, seemed nearly as young as John. She also appeared quiet, unassuming, but you must remember, this is long before being a woman in a hardcore band was a common occurrence. There were no Riot Grrls in the mid-80’s. Once again, Noxious Fumes was ahead of the curve.
So, by now, I hope you can picture the scene. You are in the wasteland of mid-80’s Tacoma. Outside there is little more than the smell of Tacoma itself and the sprawl of urban decay. But you are in the Hell House and Noxious Fumes has turned on their amps. You are shoved up against a wall of punk rock flyers, the only soundproofing is a spray painted mattress. There is no stage, just a band and a sweaty group of kids who just want to move to music they can really feel, music that will shake their bones. And then, the band begins… - Bruce Purkey
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