This week's list includes the Lance-curated Brown Acid compilation of officially licensed hardrock psychrock rarities! Along with new titles from Beach House, Spray Paint, Intelligence, Cuntz, Disappears, a killer hardrock obscurity by Astaroth, and some great reissues from Superior Viaduct! Check out the list below for further details…
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Pre-order the Ork Records LP box set! Perhaps their biggest undertaking yet, @thenumerogroup will be releasing this incredible piece on Orktober 30th. One part coffee table book one part LP box set, it includes four hefty LPs and a 120-page hardcover book filled with high-gloss insider photos and sordid details. It is a story populated by iconic names like Television, Alex Chilton, Lester Bangs, Richard Hell, the Feelies, Patti Smith, Talking Heads, Brian Eno, Blondie and the Ramones. #orktober #orkrecords
CHICAGO SHOP STUFF
LOS ANGELES SHOP STUFF
10/27/2015 - 8:30 PM
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!!
One Off Cover Variant
A show of altered LP covers.
Co-curated by John Miner and Permanent Records LA
December 12th 2015
Call to artists:
This is a show of altered Lp covers, the existing cover is your canvas. All forms of media excepted: drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, stencil, ect. This is not one of those pop culture "Re-Do" a classic album cover show. This more a show of creating something new using the existing cover art as a background or as an element in your artwork. Use your creative license as you see fit, you can be serious or mess up the cover art in a humorous way. The show will presented on the walls of Permanent Records LA, so you might want to choose an Lp that someone would actually want to listen to. Artwork must be done on an Lp cover, not a 12x12 inch piece of paper. Your artwork must be the complete package, the record has be in the cover. Condition of the record can vary. You can even deface a rare record if you choose to! Price your artwork as you choose to, but price to sell. Artwork submissions must be at the shop no less than three days before the show. You can deliver it in person, or mail it to the shop. Please include your name as you want it listed, title of your work, media, price and contact info. Permanent Records will take 20% of final sale price. Art will displayed on the evening of the show only, and can be purchased on the spot just like the records normally on the wall. All artwork can be posted for online sales as well. Please reply by October 31st if you want to be in the show.
Tour Dates 2015
Oct 24 The Palms Twentynine Palms, CA
Oct 27 Slidebar Fullerton, CA
Oct 28 The Viper Room Los Angeles,CA
Oct 29 Milk Bar San Francisco, CA
Oct 31 Brick By Brick San Diego, CA
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 6 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 - 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 17 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.
EMPTY BOTTLE (CHICAGO) + PERMANENT RECORDS CHICAGO = FREE SHOWS.
Check the full list below and hit us up:
THIS WEEK'S FEATURED RELEASES & REISSUES
LP/CD - Various Artists - Brown Acid: The First Trip - Heavy Rock From The American Comedown Era
Brown Acid: The First Trip
Some of the best thrills of the Internet music revolution is the ability to find extremely rare music with great ease. But even with such vast archives to draw from, quite a lot of great songs have gone undiscovered for nearly half a decade, particularly in genres that lacked hifalutin arty pretense. Previously, only the most extremely dedicated and passionate record collectors had the stamina and prowess to hunt down long forgotten wonders in dusty record bins — often hoarding them in private collections, or selling at ridiculous collector’s prices. Legendary compilations like Nuggets, Pebbles, ad nauseum, have exhausted the mines of early garage rock and proto-punk, keeping alive a large cross-section of underground ephemera. However, few have delved into and expertly archived the wealth of proto-metal, pre-stoner rock tracks of Brown Acid: The First Trip.
Lance Barresi, co-owner of L.A.-cum-Chicago shop Permanent Records has shown incredible persistence in tracking down a stellar collection of rare singles from the 60s and 70s for the 11-track compilation. Partnered with Daniel Hall of RidingEasy Records, the two have assembled a selection of songs that’s hard to believe have remained unheard for so long.
“I essentially go through Hell and high water just to find these records,” Barresi says. “Once I find a record worthy of tracking, I begin the (sometimes) extremely arduous process of contacting the band members and encouraging them to take part. Daniel and I agree that licensing all the tracks we’re using for Brown Acid is best for everyone involved.” Rather than simply bootlegging the tracks, when all of the bands and labels haven’t existed for 30-40 years or more, tracking down the creators gives all of these tunes a real second chance at success.
“ All of (these songs) could’ve been huge given the right circumstances,” says Barresi. “But for one reason or another most of these songs fell flat and were forgotten. However, time has been kind in my opinion and I think these songs are as good now or better than they ever were.”
Raw Meat, for example, one of the stomping standouts from the compilation, is a band about which precious little is known even by the owner of the label and producer of the band’s original 1969 single, Richard Paul Thomas — two of its tracks reissued as a 7” teaser single for the compilation on July 14th, 2015 via RidingEasy Records. The trio was from north of Milwaukee, WI, but not much more information remains available. “They were one of the tightest trios around at the time and had a fairly large repertoire of their own material,” the label owner says (name?). “The only thing that sticks in my mind was the band’s bumper sticker ‘Raw Meat Is Good For You’. Our offices were on Lincoln Avenue just next door to the Federal Meat inspectors offices.”
Brown Acid: The First Trip opens with the slithering buzzsaw guitars and hard-rock howl of Zeke’s’ “Box”, a monster that gives Blue Cheer a run for their leaden blues. Snow sways into “Sunflower” with a touch of Steppenwolf’s swagger and wind-in-their-hair wildness. Elsewhere, Zebra proves they were “Wasted” with a soul-inflected groove, while Bob Goodsite leans in on his wah-wah and phaser pedals, determined to out-Hendrix Jimi himself on “Faze.” Raw Meat’s “Stand By Girl” serves up a fierce, stomping riff intercut with Iron Butterfly style operatics. Bacchus kicks out a hostile sounding boogie, demanding to “Carry My Load.” Josefus caps it all off nicely with a hooky power-pop meets Bob Seger System meets Lollipop Shoppe anthem with the undeniably catchy chorus, “hard luck — keep truckin’!”
It’s a solid set of unknown hits you can’t believe failed to connect back in their heyday due to various unfortunate circumstances. But now in 2015, Brown Acid: The First Trip gives these long-lost gems their well deserved moment to shine.
01. Zekes “Box”
02. Snow “Sunflower”
03. Tour “One of the Bad Guys”
04. Zebra “Wasted”
05. Bob Goodsite “Faze 1”
06. Raw Meat “Stand By Girl”
07. Punch “Deathhead”
08. Bacchus “Carry My Load”
09. Lenny Drake “Love Eyes (Cast Your Spell On Me)”
10. The Todd “Mystifying Me”
11. Josefus “Hard Luck”
LP - Fuzz - II 2xLP - $21.99
-In The Red
LP - Beach House - Thank Your Lucky Stars - Loser Edition - $17.99
"Thank Your Lucky Stars is the 6th album from Beach House (and 2nd new full length of 2015)! The band have the following to say about it:
“Thank Your Lucky Stars is our sixth full length record. It was written after Depression Cherry from July 2014 - November 2014 and recorded during the same session as Depression Cherry. The songs came together very quickly and were driven by the lyrics and the narrative. In this way, the record feels very new for us, and a great departure from our last few records. Thematically, this record often feels political. It’s hard to put it into words, but something about the record made us want to release it without the normal “campaign.” We wanted it to simply enter the world and exist.
Thank you very much,
Beach House” - Sub Pop
LP - Spray Paint - Dopers - $16.99
LP - Intelligence - Vintage Future - $15.99
Finberg has always playfully flashed fangs with The Intelligence, but the hard targeting here makes Vintage Future the most thematically biting offering thus far. Across the record, Finberg combs over relationships, ambitions and his own values for trouble spots and indignities, highlighting his findings and skewering as needed. Jabs at the absurdities of band life have been a focus since The Intelligence’s inception, but tunes like “Nocturnal Admissions,” “Refuse to Pay the Dues” (a sure-fire cornerstone of any Greatest Hits package assembled) and “Platinum Janitor” confront living in rock ’n’ roll with an honesty bordering on the sadistic. Songs like “Sex” and “Whip My Valet” (the band’s most singularly aggressive and punk moment ever) manage to be intensely personal ruminations, nervously humorous and all-out rockers simultaneously, all with a wink.
It’s precisely that charm coupled with intensity that makes The Intelligence so crave-worthy. Well, that and the copious panic-stabs of guitar. Vintage Future thankfully shows The Intelligence continuing to move in whatever goddamn direction they want, keeping it permanently casual in this inhuman Business That We Call Show. Is there any better way? —Mitch Cardwell, July 2015
-In The Red
LP - Cuntz - Force The Zone - $19.99
Is “Chinese Dream Boat” a love song or one of loneliness and hate? Always polarising critics, mainly due to the band’s chosen moniker, those that didn’t get the sardonic humour present missed out on fully enjoying Aloha and Solid Mates, although one commenter nailed it when stating “…the informed listener can choose to either get it or be put off by the irreverence. Cuntz are dedicated to the hoon, and dedicated to supporting each other in their own respective hoons, and they don’t give a fuck about what anyone thinks about that.”"
LP - King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard - Float Along - Fill Your Lungs / Oddments 2xLP - $22.99
LP - Hierophants - Parallax Error - $15.99
LP - Don Howland - Life Is A Nightmare - $15.99
LP - The Space Lady / Burnt Ones - Split - $15.99
LP - Milk From Cheltenham - Triptych Of Poisoners - Reissue - $17.99
LP - Departmentstore Santas - At The Medieval Castle Nineteen 100-year Lifetimes Since - Reissue - $17.99
LP - L Voag - The Way Out - Reissue (With 7in) - $21.99
LP - Ellen Fullman - The Long String Instrument - Reissue - $17.99
LP - Thee Headcoats - The Good Times Are Killing Me - Reissue - $21.99
7in - Astaroth - Satanispiritus b/w Lady Of The Moon - Reissue - $7.99
7in - Disappears - Garfield Park Conservatory 02.20.15 - $9.99
7in - Suzy Saxon And The Anglos - Boys In Dresses - Original 1983 Stock - $9.99
"Suzy Saxon and the Anglos formed in the early 1980s....Based in Richmond, VA, the band was a creation of vocalist Suzy Peeples and guitarists Bob Bonham and Ray Fralin; drum and bass lineups changed often over the years but most often featured Nat Warriner and Jon Heckel respectively. Attractive blonde Suzy and her four male bandmates evoked comparisons to early Blondie, and the group's first single ("Boys In Dresses") was heralded enthusiastically by fanzines and college radio; though large-scale commercial success eluded them." - Wikipedia.org