This week's list includes new titles from Jesus Sons, Wand, The Funs, and some awesome original stock finds! Check out the list below for further details…
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PERMANENT'S 9TH ANNIVERSARY THIS WEEK! 2 EVENTS W/ MARTIN REV!!!
A RARE Chicago appearance by Martin Rev of the legendary electronik freek-punx Suicide! Plus the synths capes of Gel Set aka Laura Callier, and Werewheels is the sci-fried duo of Dawn Aquarius and Plastic Crimewave aka Steven Krakow. Permanent Records DJs hit the decks before, between, and following all the mind-melting live sounds.
Permanent Records Chicago joins this night of The Owl's 4th Anniversary to celebrate their 9th Anniversary! With good reason--Permanent's 9th happens to fall exactly on this first day of October! Plus earlier this year Perm Recs officially reissued Martin Rev's "Clouds of Glory" LP for it's 30th Anniversary! Yup, so many anniversaries that it's SICK!
Above art by Mony Nuñez
PERMANENT RECORDS CHICAGO 9 YEAR ANNIVERSARY +
THE OWL 4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
- MARTIN REV
- GEL SET
- PERMANENT RECORDS DJs
flyer by Jamie Drier
MARTIN REV IN-STORE SIGNING & MEET 'N GREET!
@ PERMANENT RECORDS - 1914 W CHICAGO AVE
flyer by Jamie Drier
CHICAGO SHOP STUFF
Rumor has it Lance Bummer will be in town spinning come choice OG cuts from the upcoming BROWN ACID comp!
LOS ANGELES SHOP STUFF
Permanent Records Presents:
Faisons La Fête! @ Ace Hotel (Upstairs!)
Permanent Records Presents is back again!! Get ready for a night filled with French pop straight from the 60's and slightly beyond. Think Dutronc, Hardy, Bardot and of course, Mr. Gainsbourg. C'mon, let's party!!
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.
EMPTY BOTTLE (CHICAGO) + PERMANENT RECORDS CHICAGO = FREE SHOWS
Check the full list below and hit us up:
THIS WEEK'S FEATURED RELEASES & REISSUES
LP - The Funs - My Survival 2xLP - $19.99
Formed in 2009, the duo released their first LP, S/T, in 2013 to the acclaim of the wild-at-heart and the sweaty crowds of warehouses, basements and bars across this fine country. In the fall of 2014 dreams came true for the couple with the chance to open for the Breeders on a tour to the west coast.
While most aspiring bands are flocking to major metropolises, The Funs have retreated from stints in St. Louis and Chicago to set roots in small-town Illinois. Amongst the corn and camouflage, the band’s been able to avoid the trappings of city life and focus on honing their craft. And in an old funeral home they’re rehabbing, the songs off their forthcoming LP took shape." - Tell All Your Friends
LP - Jesus Sons - Bring It On Home - Limited Orange Wax - $16.99
"If you happen to find enough cash inside your unwashed denim jacket to pay for a tall-boy, a pack of cigarettes, and a girly mag – then the following thing you ought to do is simply put on this record."
"You should get it and listen to it with your old lady (that’s what you call your girlfriend, btw) while she’s blowing you in a truckstop bathroom or whatever."
LP - Wand - 1000 Days - $18.99
- Drag CIty
LP - Spike And The Sweet Spots - Strange Breed -$15.99
LP - Replacements - The Twin/Tone Years - 4xLP Box Set - $74.99
- Randy Records
Along with Prince and Hüsker Dü, The Replacements put Minneapolis on the rock map in the 1980s. Among America’s greatest alternative acts of the last two decades, the ’Mats rose from chaotic noise-makers to polished craftsmen, leaving at least three unqualified masterpieces in their wake. In a perfect world, Let It Be, Tim, and Pleased To Meet Me would have all gone platinum - but then again, endearing imperfection was always a hallmark of this band’s music.
The Replacements formed in the wake of the punk explosion of the late 1970s. Their anarchic stage shows had earned them considerable notoriety in local clubs (in fact, they had to change their name from The Impediments after a particularly disruptive performance in one such nightspot). Indie label Twin/Tone took note and signed the quartet, and their first album, Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash was issued in 1981. That record and the Stink EP that followed in the next year were both pretty much standard-issue hardcore thrash.
With 1983’s Hootenanny, however, audiences began to take notice of the songs beneath all the sound and fury; “Color Me Impressed” had exactly that effect on discerning rock listeners. By 1984’s Let It Be, The Replacements’ exponential growth as musicians – and most particularly, Paul Westerberg’s growth as a writer – was undeniable. The album topped critic’s polls across the country and earned The Replacements a place on the roster at Sire Records.
If you’re a ‘Mats purist who believes that the band was never the same after they signed to Sire, then you’ll dig this! The Twin/Tone Years box set, which includes the aforementioned Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash (1981), the Stink EP (1982), Hootenanny (1983) and Let It Be (1984), will be limited to only 8,000 numbered copies, so if you’re looking to enjoy the band’s earlier, more rambunctious material in the best way possible, then you’ll want to hop to it! - Rhino
LP - Slava Ranko - Arctic Hysteria - $14.99
LP - Marc Barreca - Twilight - Original Stock (jacket may have bumps or bends) - $11.99
"Sealed copies of the 1980/81 LP from MARC BARRECA (also a member of SAVANT and YOUNG SCIENTIST), on K. LEIMERS Palace Of Lights label (see the recent LEIMER release on RVNG). “taking steps into the ambient and industrial while carrying along a phonographic sensibility. Using sounds derived from a variety of acoustic as well as electronic sources, twilight foreshadowed the diversity and pliability of sampled, industrial and lowercase musics, making this 1980 release remarkably prescient and resiliently fresh to this day.” - Palace Of Lights
"Twilight" is a gorgeous and eerie adventure from start to finish and we've been spinning it a ton around the shops lately. This early 80's album of elemental ambiance for fans of the Eno ambient series, the Corum records we're always going on and on about, the K. Leimer "A Period Of Review 1975-1983 LP and the I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America 1950-1990 3xLP Boxset. Seriously Recommended.
LP - John Street Rockets - Rock And Roll The Hard Way - Sealed Original 1979 Stock - $49.99
LP - Various Artists - Ultimate Bonehead Vol. 3 - (Ltd to 300) - $26.99
1. Pelican Peace Band – Take it Off
2. Hot Ash – Jail Bait
3. Dixie Rock – Wind Bag
4. C.T. Pilferhogg – Tight Mama
5. Galactus – Live With Me
6. Glory – High School Letter
7. Transfer – Play it Cool
1. Gold – No Parking
2. Privilege – People
3. Five By Five – 15 Going on 20
4. Pendulum – Bring it on Home
5. Zendik – Is There No Peace
6. Alice Blue – Baby Good-Bye
7. Crossfield – Take It
LP - Various Artists - Ultimate Bonehead Vol. 4 - (Ltd to 300) - $26.99
1. Purple Sun – Doomsday
2. Whistler’s Mother – Dark Dawn
3. Abaddon – Blues Tomorrow
4. Rogues – Comin’ Home
5. Larry Lynn – Diamond Lady
6. Shepherd – Are We Alone
7. Emily – Better Run Fast
8. The What – The Devil’s Game
9. Darkseid – Land Of The Darker Sun
10. Plymouth Rock – Comin’ Down
11. Stone Foxx – Gypsy Lady
12. The Friendly Persuasion – Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper
13. Morse Code Transmission – Satan's Song
14. Image – Witchcraft ‘71
LP - JPT Scare Band - Acid Acetate Excursion/Rape Of The Titan's Sirens - Reissue 2xLP - $25.99
Though the band formed in 1973, JPT Scare Band’s first album, Acid Acetate Excursion, wasn’t released until 1994, over twenty years after the band’s formation. Along with Acid Acetate Excursion, the band, in conjunction with Monster Records, released two more albums, 1998’s Rape Of Titan’s Sirens and 2000’s Sleeping Sickness. Both releases highlighted the bands heavy psych/proto-metal blues sound through the otherworldly and unheralded guitar work of Terry Swope, and each has become an underground cult classic.
The new millennium has seen JPT Scare Band delve deeper into their archive of recorded material, accumulated through massive jam sessions throughout the 70s, as well as the 90s, and a flood of product was soon released. Through the band’s self-realised label Kung Bomar, seven albums hit the streets including 2002’s brilliant Past Is Prologue, 2007’s stunning release of all new material with Jamm Vapour and most recently, 2009’s Rumdum Daddy.
In the waning months of 2009, JPT Scare Band merged their energies with rock label Ripple Music to release Acid Blues Is The White Man’s Burden, a collection of unreleased tracks, extended jams, and outstanding cover tunes that helped bridge the gaps in the JPT chronology and turn on a whole new generation on to their classic version of acid rock.
Despite being scattered across the US, JPT Scare Band has never stopped working and creating relevant music. JPT have the uncanny ability, an almost shared consciousness, to pick up right where they left off after being apart for fifteen years and hammer out a set of hard edged guitar driven rock that would have made Cream sound soft. JPT Scare Band will appeal to fans of Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and Black Sabbath.
This April, Ripple Music will release a very special LP set consisting of their first two, seminal releases –Acid Acetate Excursion and Rape Of The Titan’s Sirens – re-presented in full, with new gatefold album art that incorporates the images of the original two albums. Originally recorded in the 1970s, these albums have been out of print since the original Monster Records release in the early 90s and represent the full early history of the band that Classic Rock Magazine once hailed as one of the, “Lost pioneers of Proto-Metal.”
Acid Acetate Excursion and Rape Of The Titan’s Sirens will be released together via Ripple Music on 28th April 2015." - Ripple Music
LP - Various Artists - Bosporus Bridges - A Wide Selection Of Turkish Jazz And Funk 1969-1978 - Import - $19.99
I dont know all that much about Turkish jazz-funk music but the good thing about an album like this is that you dont really need to know the stories behind the (in this case proggy-soul) bands before they went a whole different direction broke up or descended into relative obscurity. The songs stand on their own without context. Or maybe the lack of context just makes the whole listening experience better by casting that sense of mystery and myth that eludes some bands you already know.What I can tell you about this compilation is that it was curated by Roskow Gretschman a German hip-hop/club music DJ associated with the Jazzanova project. Its fitting that the songs stray toward jazz throughout the album much more than they approach full-fledged funk. Needless to say the choices are diverse and flat-out fun.Ferdi Özbeğens Köprüden Geçti Gelin has been the track Ive returned to most often just because it was sampled for an Action Bronson song and I have a friend whos obsessed with the food-obsessed rapper. The song contains a wonderful hi-hat riding drum arrangement and its easy to understand why a rap producer would want to chop it up. Erkin Koray is the name on here you may actually have heard of. His album Elektronik Türküler came to my attention years ago because it is a masterpiece of Turkish-folk-infused psychedelic prog music. Im pretty sure his is the only song on the compilation to use a Bağlama.Besides that I had to dig for information about each band. Most of them are fronted by percussionists it seems. Aksu Orkestrasi reach toward Sun Ras Space Is The Splace with Bermuda Seytan Üçgeni opening the song with sounds of the seashore and closing it with crescendoing spacy keyboard jabs. Drummer Erol Pekcan contributes two excellent tracks. The first is a sprawling modal piano-centric jazz number (Şenlik) while the second (Gel Sevgilim) is more of a traditional call-and-response soul song equipped with a killer horn section. Drummer Okay Temiz probably contributes the most well-blended fusion of Western soul-jazz and Turkish folk for his track while another drummer Durul Gence leads his group through Hilal which is apparently a famous Ottoman military march jazzed up disassembled and put back together again. Gence having worked with experimental-leaning artist Sonny Sharrock frames the albums context for those who need that kind of thing. This isnt traditional jazz or traditional funk music. Its just a pretty damn great collection. - Tiny Mix Tapes
- TWIMO Records