CHI: FaceBook icon Twitter icon Instagram icon Email icon | Web Site | Web Store | SoundCloud | LA: FaceBook icon Twitter icon Instagram icon Email icon
Chicago:
1914 W Chicago Ave
773.278.1744
OPEN EVERYDAY 11AM-9PM
FaceBook icon Twitter icon Instagram icon Email icon

Los Angeles (Highland Park):
5116 York Blvd
323.739.6141
OPEN EVERYDAY 12PM-8PM
FaceBook icon Twitter icon Instagram icon Email icon

Permanent Records Update 4.15.14

 

Hey Everybody!

 

Record Store Day is this Saturday, April 19th!  The Chicago shop will be opening at 7AM and the Los Angeles shop will be opening at 9AM, so grab a cuppa joe and come dig in to the many 2014 RSD exclusives on hand! All titles are one per customer and first come first serve. If you wanna know what we have you gotta come to the shop to find out! In years prior the line out front has been stacked down the block so if you're looking to score something specific we recommended coming early! Happy Hunting!

 

Our buds at Dark Matter will be providing FREE coffee at the Chicago shop!

 

Check out the official RSD list here - http://www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases

 

As always we have a bunch of killer bands playing at both shops on Record Store Day! Peep the list:

 

At the Chicago shop:

4pm - Plumb Bob
5pm - Mines
6pm - Unmanned Ship

(Quicksails unfortunately no longer can do a set on RSD, but fear not, they will in the future!)

 

At the Los Angeles shop:

4pm - Hoover III
4:45pm - Shrills
5:30pm - Froth
6:15pm - Shark Toys
7pm - Meatbodies
7:45pm - "The Barbarian Kings"

 

See ya on Saturday!!!

 

We have tickets for the OM show in LA!  $19.50 cash only.  That's $2.78 less than online!!!
Thursday Apr 17, 2014
8:00 PM
All Ages

Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/459931

 

Thanks to everyone who came partied with the P-Rex LA DJs at the Goat/Holy Wave gig at Pappy & Harriet's on Thursday.  Major Rager!!!

 

Thanks to Screaming Females for rockin' the Chicago shop on Wednesday and to all who came out for the jamz!!!  What a way to spend an afternoon!

 

Hey LA!
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 Ty Segall, Lance Bummer, and Special Guests.
Drink specials.  Excellent adventures, only.  Absolutely, no bogus journeys.
Get down."

 

WE'RE ALWAYS BUYING USED LPs, 7"s, CDs, and DVDs!
Running out of room, need to clear some space, going on the lam? Regardless of the reason, before you unload your unwanted records and digital media, please bring them to us for CASH or STORE CREDIT!  One man's trash is another man's treasure and we treasure all sorts of quote un-quote trash!  Before you donate your stuff or have a yard sale, drop us a line.  We'll probably pay more (without haggling) than you'll ever get at a garage sale and often times we'll buy it all in one shot.  It doesn't get much easier that!  So remember, when you wanna sell your stuff, SELL IT TO US!  Please and thank you!
P.S. We make house calls for collections.  Drop us a line to make an appointment.

 

EMPTY BOTTLE (CHICAGO) + PERMANENT RECORDS CHICAGO = FREE SHOWS.
WHEN YOU BUY A RECORD FROM PERMANENT CHICAGO BY AN ARTIST PLAYING AT THE EMPTY BOTTLE, WE CAN GET YOU ON THE GUEST LIST (WITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS).

HERE'S A LIST OF QUALIFYING UPCOMING EMPTY BOTTLE and EMPTY BOTTLE PRESENTS EVENTS
Apr 16 - Speedy Ortiz / Geronimo!
Apr 17 - Bleeding Rainbow / Darsombra / Blizzard Babies
Apr 18 - The Hoyle Brothers
Apr 18 - Jenny Hval / Wedding Dress (7" release show)
Apr 21 - Secret History of Chicago Music 10th Anniversary Show featuring ONO / T. Valentine and the Velcronics / Bil Vermette/Plastic Crimewave Duo / Jim Cuomo with Mormos (feat. Elliot Denman and Annie the Hat)
Apr 22 - Pompeya / Leverage Models / Curtin
Apr 23 - Secret Colours / Mister Suit (record release) / Fred Thomas [Saturday Looks Good To Me] / Yeesh
Apr 24 - Them Flavors presents : Sweater Beats / Different Sleep (EP release) / THE GTW / Soleman / Aztek
Apr 25 - The Hoyle Brothers
Apr 25 - I Break Horses
Apr 26 - Black Lips / Natural Child / Football / The Get Drunk DJs
Apr 26 - Waxahatchee / All Dogs / Carbonleak
Apr 28 - The Pains of Being Pure At Heart / Fear of Men / Ablebody
Apr 30 - Coppice / Nicholas Szczepanik / Mykel Boyd
May 02 - Hard Country Honky-Tonk with The Hoyle Brothers
May 02 - A Minor Forest
May 03 - These New Puritans
May 04 - EMA / Trust / Mozart's Sister / Downtown Boys
May 05 - Absolutely Not / Le Tour / Flesh Panthers
May 07 - Connan Mockasin / Kirin J Callinan
May 09 - Hard Country Honky-Tonk with The Hoyle Brothers
May 09 - Jessica Lea Mayfield / Dylan LeBlanc
May 10 - Timber Timbre
May 11 - Marissa Nadler
May 16 - Hard Country Honky-Tonk with The Hoyle Brothers
May 19 - Handsome Tyrants / Sister Crystals / Dream Council
May 22 - Chad VanGaalen / COUSINS
May 23 - Hard Country Honky-Tonk with The Hoyle Brothers
May 29 - Swearin' / Pretty Pretty / Earth Girls
May 29 - Ex-Cult
May 30 - Hard Country Honky-Tonk with The Hoyle Brothers

 

EMPLOYEE USED PICKS OF THE WEEK

record image

LP - Dead Meadow - Dead Meadow - $29.99 - LISTEN listen - EMAIL IF INTERESTED listen

Bill - Permanent Records Chicago

 

"In Dead Meadow's universe, the wah-wah pedal is just as important as the guitar itself, and both are clearly more important than any sort of vocals. In fact, at first listen, singer/guitarist Jason Simon's barely audible whine puts the band's eponymous debut in some jeopardy before it has a chance to get underway. Coupled with the all-too-sluggish haze through which early tracks "Sleepy Silver Door" and "Indian Bones" slowly drift into focus, it may scare off many listeners before they can discover the secret of Dead Meadow's true appeal. First hinted at by the sweet, acoustic simplicity of "At the Edge of the Wood" (where the singer redeems himself with a gentle, much more effective Neil Young-like delivery), this subsequently takes shape via Simon's inspired guitar work. Displaying a subtle but nevertheless formidable control of tone and feedback, the guitarist creates a hypnotic wash of sound -- akin to a softcore Hendrix. Having figured out this small mystery, open-minded stoner rock enthusiasts can then appreciate the laid-back perfection of the album's stellar second half. The beautifully chiming notes of "Dragonfly" and the stunning, eyes-closed, head-swaying vertigo induced by "Greensky Greenlake" merely set the stage for the disc's central tour de force, the sublime, lazy epic "Beyond the Fields We Know." Over its nine-minute swirl, the song's swimming waves of lysergic grooves qualify it as the direct offspring of Led Zeppelin's "No Quarter." As "Rocky Mountain High" (not the John Denver hippie-lite standard) draws the record to a close with one of its heaviest, darkest moments, one gets the feeling that Dead Meadow's vision isn't yet fully realized -- but there's plenty here to suggest that the final destination is within sight." - Allmusic.com

 

record image

LP - Various Artists - No New York - $49.99 - LISTEN listen - EMAIL IF INTERESTED listen

Dave - Permanent Records Chicago

 

"After seeing a series of benefit shows held for the Artist's Space in Soho, producer Brian Eno convinced Island Records to release an anthology album featuring several bands from New York's experimental no wave scene of the late 1970s. He reportedly considered ten groups for the album: the Contortions, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Mars, DNA, Theoretical Girls with Glenn Branca, the Gynecologists with Rudolph Grey, Tone Death with Rhys Chatahm, Boris Police Band, who used police radio calls for vocals, Red Transistor, and Terminal. The final album, however, featured four bands performing four songs each and was released on Antilles, a sub-label of Island. The first band on the album, the Contortions, play dissonant funk-punk that melds Albert Ayler, the Stooges, and James Brown with shouted vocals, slashing guitar solos, open-tuned slide guitar chords, hammered Acetone organ, steady basslines, and soul-influenced drumming. All four of their selections are strong, including "Flip Your Face," which Steve Albini once cited as his all-time favorite song. Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, a group of art and music hangers-on led by songwriter/vocalist Lydia Lunch, is perhaps the least accessible band on the album; the squalling, droning, abrasive way that Lunch and her bandmates put across lyrics such as "personality down the drain/after all who needs a brain" and "the dishes are cracked/the forks are plastic/the food is in cellophane/I puke elastic" makes it unclear if she is baring the darkest corners of her soul or trying to put one over on the audience. Mars creates interesting music out of apparent chaos; the vocals are babbled and the guitars, bass and drums sound like they're weaving in and out of the song while going in several different directions at once, yet the band is oddly compelling in its crazed, cacophonous way. The fourth band, D.N.A., features Arto Lindsay's bluesy vocals and seemingly uncontrolled bursts of guitar, as he rakes his strings and refuses to play conventional chords; the trio, which also includes keyboardist Robin Crutchfield and drummer Ikue Ile, create the most engaging music in the collection other than the opening numbers by the Contortions. Some listeners may be fascinated by the music on No New York while others may find it unbearable; in either case, this seminal album remains the definitive document of New York's no wave movement." - Allmusic.com

 

record image

LP - City Of Caterpillar - S/T - $39.99 - LISTEN listen - EMAIL IF INTERESTED listen

Jamie - Permanent Records Chicago

 

"In 2002, the now defunct City Of Caterpillar have dropped on us one of the most promising releases I've heard in years. Equal parts Rites Of Spring, Cave In, and Pg99, City Of Caterpillar have created a meshing of sounds with their self-titled effort that's as techincal as it is passionate, and as beautiful as it is brutal. A lot of bands are billed as genre-defining, and whereas it's usually completely untrue, City Of Caterpillar is a band incapable of being pigeonholed. Is it punk? Yes. Is it hardcore? Yes. Are there lots of atmospheric and instrumental moments? Yes. Does it actually work cohesively? Absolutely.

There is a certain air to this album. One of intrigue, intrigue that builds and breaks through each and every song. There's so much packed into each song, that to truly grasp them you'll have to listen to this album a few times. Condensing and confining Cave In-type atmopsherics, and an old-school punk feel in some of the vocals, and the passionate and intense screaming that reminisces some of the members' former bands, Pg99 and Majority Rule.

City Of Caterpillar have constructed something so beautiful with this album, taking all the best parts from three varying styles and throwing it in a blender. Luckily for them and us, it couldn't have worked better. I can't even just reccomend this to fans of one type of music, as it appeals to such a broad range. The moods created by bands like Cave In with their later material, the raw sound of Rites Of Spring, and the absolute frenzied passion and intensity of Pg99. All of it together has created something so strong, and so soothing at the same time. I love every minute of this record, and given the chance, I'd have to guess many of you will too." - Punknews.org

 

record image

LP - Tyvek - Nothing Fits -  $11.99 - LISTEN listen - EMAIL IF INTERESTED listen

Jon - Permanent Records Chicago

 

Tyvek.  You may have seen the name on the insulation panels of a building in construction.  You may have also seen the name on a show flyer alongside many of the other premier DIY punk groups of recent vintage.  And even if you've missed the name in either of those places, you have definitely seen the name if you've been reading our weekly updates.  Tyvek's released a bunch of records, CDRs, and cassette tapes in the past few years, many of which have been demos, live, or odds and sods type releases.  That's been fine with us, 'cuz we're super fans, but those of you who only want the best of the best have good, no, scratch that, great reason to get excited about Tyvek again!  "Nothing Fits" is a brand new full-length on In The Red.  Last year's self-titled debut LP was near the top of our favorites of the year list.  This year you can expect to see "Nothing Fits" in it's place.  We've spoke plenty about Tyvek up to this point and Todd Killings from Hozac / Victim of Time has reviewed the band's latest so eloquently, that we're going to borrow his words for this one:

 

"As Detroit continues its seemingly irreversible slide into the tar pits of economic despair, new traditionalists Tyvek unashamedly take the reins and harness the ambition to keep their slurred, manically refreshing noise pop bouncing around the skulls of everyone still breathing in the real, uncategorizable fumes of the original new wave. With an already impressive trail of essential releases behind them, including last year's debut album and an infinitesimal stream of "tour-only" CDRs, the band is always evolving, yet never strays too far from the original cacophony that earned them a spot in the hallowed halls of modern punk's elite erratics. As dynamically diverse as Tyvek's recordings are, their live set also shifts dramatically with each new appearance, ranging from a monstrous five-piece to the currently stripped-down trio that gets the job done without sacrificing intensity or brazen brevity. With relentless touring, razor-sharp songwriting and the ability to adapt to their surroundings without resistance, no wonder Tyvek captures the off-center sounds of bygone-era DIY scrapings and spins them into gold, all without showing any influence of the "Detroit sound" that's known the world over. Tyvek's In The Red debut, Nothing Fits, is a scalding collection of amped-up and thrust-out songs that cranks up the energy level far beyond their previous releases and decimates the detractors into the abyss. It's Tyvek at their fiery, screaming best, and if this doesn't curl your eyebrows and your toes simultaneously with excitement, then you might need to settle for something musically akin to hospital food or take another laxative, because this blast of new recordings might just flush out your system to the point of personal emergency."


We agree.  "Nothing Fits" is a fantastic record and the only thing it lacks is the claymation band member album art that too many folks focused on when regarding their last LP.  Both are essential listening for this generations' punks.

 

record image

LP - Thin Lizzy - s/t - $79.99- LISTEN listen - EMAIL IF INTERESTED listen

Robert - Permanent Records Chicago

 

"Thin Lizzy were originally conceived as a power trio in the image of Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, but Eric Bell lacked the charisma of these groups' guitarists, forcing vocalist/bassist Philip Lynott to take center stage from day one. Despite his already poetic, intensely personal lyrics, Lynott was only beginning to develop as a songwriter, and the band's unfocused, folk-infused early efforts are a far cry from their mid-'70s hard rock glory. Recorded on a shoestring budget, their self-titled debut is surprisingly mellow; many songs, such as "Clifton Grange Hotel" and "The Friendly Ranger of Clontarf Castle," sound confused and unfinished. Quiet ballads like "Honesty Is No Excuse," "Eire," and "Saga of the Ageing Orphan" abound, while supposed rockers such as "Ray-Gun" and "Return of the Farmer's Son" fall remarkably flat. In fact, Lizzy only bare their claws on "Look What the Wind Blew In," a gutsy rocker that hints at things to come. Four bonus tracks (originally released as singles) were added to this CD reissue, and of these "Things Ain't Working Out Down at the Farm" is quite memorable, while the mournful "Dublin" contains Lynott's first great lyric." - Allmusic.com

 

This Week's Featured Items

record image

LP - Thee Oh Sees - Drop - $15.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

In what seems like mere months since Thee Oh Sees announced their "hiatus", we are treated not only to a John Dwyer solo album (the awesome "Damaged Bug" LP) but also this platter right here, "Drop" - Thee Oh Sees' twelfth studio album since 2006 (not counting numerous singles collected and EPs of the 12 & 7-inch variety). As you might expect it's on Dwyer's label Castle Face, so listen up to what they're layin' down:

 

"Our lad John P. Dwyer has been lancing eardrums with Thee Oh Sees in an ever-escalating flurry of records for the past six years. Since the release of The Master’s Bedroom Is Worth Spending a Night In announced a new loud era (and excepting a few momentary detours into home-baked territory—Dog Poison and Castlemania, for example), Dwyer and company have pummeled a bit harder each time out, cementing their reputation as a live force to be reckoned with and leaving legions sweaty and bruised in the process. Late last year, after years of relentlessly touring the world, the word got out… Dwyer’s moving to Los Angeles (fear not, still California!) and Thee Oh Sees are taking a much-needed hiatus with a shifting of gears ahead and a new album on the way. This is that album.  Drop was recorded in a banana-ripening warehouse (no joke) with hair-farming studio warlock Chris Woodhouse playing drums; it’s also graced with the presence of talented gurus Mikal Cronin, Greer McGettrick and Casafis adding horns and vocals. The result pushes the familiar polarities of the group farther outward than ever before. Opener “Penetrating Eye” might be the heaviest Oh Sees song yet, “Transparent World” and “Put Some Reverb On My Brother” foam with seasick fuzz, and yet the ballads, like the harpsichorded “King’s Nose” and the lush and stately closer “The Lens,” extend their oeuvre into mellotronic, far-out pop with delicacy and grace.  This schizophrenia heralds the man and the band into an unseen future in classic Dwyer fashion—restless energy harnessed into exquisitely crafted jams, with an emphasis on the pensive and the paranoid in turns."

 

After the pummeling and inventive ferocity of last year's "Floating Coffin", the measured attack of "Drop" seems like a step back (or at least a step sideways) for our fair heroes, but repeated listens are rewarded with many treasures; the weird squiggling synth lines and unexpected melodic twists on tunes like the hypnotic burner "Encrypted Bounce" and the stately, acid-bubbler "Savage Victory". "Drop" also has its fair share of barnstormers, like opener "Penetrating Eye" that sounds like a leaner and meaner version of the classic lineup (despite everything - sans drums - being played by Dwyer himself). If you're already a fan, this writeup is meaningless and you've already "DROP"d this one in your shopping cart (eh? eh?), but if you're on the fence REST ASSURED - "Drop" is well worth your time. We're digging it FULL ON and might need a hanky or two to wipe off the moistened areas after spinning this a few times. RECOMMENDED x INFINITY ~ DWYER 4 PREZ.

 

record image

LP - Geodesium - Geodesium - $29.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

Original 1977 Stock!!!

 

The ever diligent P-Rex diggers have unearthed yet another batch of original stock LPs of minimal synthesizer compostitions.  We were able to obtain the first two albums by the one and only Geodesium directly from the group's in-house label Loch Ness Productions.  Get the full scoop from the label here:


"GEODESIUM, the eponymous first album from Mark C. Petersen, consists of electronic music recorded at Fiske Planetarium from 1975 to 1977. At the request of many pleased planetarium patrons who had inquired about obtaining the music they had heard in the shows, Mark put together an album of the most popular selections. He used only two instruments on the album: the EMS Synthi AKS (a suitcase-sized synthesizer with a painted-on capacitance-sensing strip for keys) and a Mellotron, so the music is quite analog and 70s-sounding."


If you dig the Bil Vermette "Katha Visions" LP we re-issued in 2013 or Neil deGrasse Tyson's reimagining of the Cosmos series and hypnotic, meditative synthesizer space music then hop to it gang cuz these Geodesium records were made to be played at planetariums!  How much more specific can you get?  You want space music? Of course you do, so grab these pulsing platters of cosmic sonics immediately!  These will not stick around for long so act fast!  OUTTA THIS WORLD RECOMMENDED.

 

record image

LP - Geodesium - Double Eclipse - $14.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

Original 1981 Stock!!!

 

The ever diligent P-Rex diggers have unearthed yet another batch of original stock LPs of minimal synthesizer compostitions.  We were able to obtain the first two albums by the one and only Geodesium directly from the group's in-house label Loch Ness Productions.  Get the full scoop from the label here:


"Double Eclipse, the second Geodesium album, was produced in 1981. NASA used some of the selections during its TV coverage of the Voyager Encounters at Saturn and Uranus. It consists of nine electronically-realized musical compositions. Of the five original works, one is a clever bouncy tune featuring two electronic "dancers" and a synthesizer rock drummer. Two space-music-style pieces musically explore the inter-galactic reaches. Another work is a driving and intense rocker, and one is the world's first electronic-disco-bluegrass combination — a real toe-tapper! There are four transcriptions: J. S. Bach and Johannes Pachelbel for the classical music enthusiast, and two contemporary works by Wilke Renwick and W. Francis McBeth."


If you dig the Bil Vermette "Katha Visions" LP we re-issued in 2013 or Neil deGrasse Tyson's reimagining of the Cosmos series and hypnotic, meditative synthesizer space music then hop to it gang cuz these Geodesium records were made to be played at planetariums!  How much more specific can you get?  You want space music? Of course you do, so grab these pulsing platters of cosmic sonics immediately!  These will not stick around for long so act fast!  OUTTA THIS WORLD RECOMMENDED.

 

record image

LP - Protomartyr - Under Color Of Official Right - Limited Colored Vinyl - $13.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

Detroit's finest export these days might just be unruly rock n roll and not cars, and if you need proof of that look no further than Protomartyr's new lp, "Under Color Of Official Right", their second album and debut for Hardly Art.  

 

"Protomartyr’s taut, austere rock was incubated in a freezing Detroit warehouse littered with beer cans and cigarette butts and warmed, feebly, by space heaters. Despite the cold, Protomartyr emerged with a sound that is idiosyncratic but relatable, hooky but off-kilter, and economical in a way that elicits comparisons to possible antecedents like Pere Ubu or The Fall as well as local contemporaries like Frustrations or Tyvek -- all of which have combined here to make one stunner of a sophomore album, and the band's first for Hardly Art.  (All LPs include a lyric zine! All LPs also include a download code.)" - Hardly Art

 

AGREED!  This is one killer RnR platter, mixing equal parts gritty angular post punk, 80s guitar bruised college rock and dark melodic art punk into one melancholic and messy album that'll get its hooks in you right away.  Sure we hear The Fall and Pere Ubu, but also "Chairs Missing" era Wire, some 100 Flowers, a lil' Swell Maps and perhaps some Magazine or Bauhaus (a refreshing list of influences for sure). The sparse production, jagged rhythmic edge, earworming guitar riffs, and anthemic / dystopic songwriting all come together on their second lp in a succinct and urgent way that's been catching our attention here at the shop.  "Under Color Of Official Right" definitely hits that sweet spot back when PUNK and POST PUNK were one and the same: a time when underground RnR was still NOISY, RULE BREAKING, UNKEMPT, CATCHY and DANGEROUS like it always should be.   So yeah if yer a fan of angsty post punk, downer rock and/or rustbelt punk this new Protomartyr lp is just waiting to make yer ears happy.   CRANK IT UP CUZ THIS ONE HELLA RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!!!

 

record image

LP - Afghan Whigs - Do The Beast - Loser Edition 2xLP - $26.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"Do to the Beast is the first new album by The Afghan Whigs in over a decade and a half. Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1988, the band has long stood out from its peers, with their savage, rapturous blend of hard rock, classic soul, and frontman Greg Dulli’s searing obsessions. The new album serves as both a homecoming – it marks their return to Sub Pop, for whom the Whigs were the first signing from outside the label’s Northwest base – and a glimpse into the future of one of the most acclaimed bands of the past thirty years.

Do to the Beast proves an appropriately feral title for one of the most intense, cathartic records of Dulli’s entire career – one that adds fresh twists to The Afghan Whigs canon. On it, one finds the film noir storytelling of Black Love, the exuberance of 1965, the brutal introspection of Gentlemen, but rendered with a galvanized musical spirit and rhythmic heft that suggests transcendence and hope amidst the bloodletting. “A lot of records I’ve done stemmed from epochal experiences in my life – and this time I’ve used them all,” Dulli says. “These new songs are very visual to me. They come from the neighborhoods of my mind. It’s like Rashomon, with the story told from different points of memory.”

Do to the Beast was created in L.A., New Orleans, Cincinnati, and Joshua Tree – a virtual map of the band’s past and present homes. “The album was named in Cincinnati, which is especially fitting,” Dulli notes. “I was recording a beatbox track for the song ‘Matamoros,’ and my friend Manuel Agnelli (of Italian rock band Afterhours) was in the control room. After I finished, he said it sounded like I was singing ‘Do to the beast what you do to the bush.’ And I thought, ‘Brother, you just named the record.’”" - Sub Pop

 

record image

LP - Mac Demarco - Salad Days - $14.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

CD - Mac Demarco - Salad Days - $9.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"As I’m getting older, chip up on my shoulder…” is the opening line from Mac DeMarco’s second full-length LP ‘Salad Days,’ the follow up to 2012’s lauded ‘Mac DeMarco 2.’ Amongst that familiar croon and lilting guitar, that initial line from the title track sets the tone for an LP of a maturing singer/songwriter/producer. Someone strangely self-aware of the positives and negatives of their current situation at the ripe old age of 23.

Written and recorded around a relentless tour schedule (which picked up all over again as soon as the LP was done), ‘Salad Days’ gives the listener a very personal insight into what it’s all about to be Mac amidst the craziness of a rising career in a very public format. The lead single, “Passing Out Pieces,” set to huge overdriven organ chords, contains lines like “…never been reluctant to share, passing out pieces of me…” Clearly, this isn’t the same record that breezily gave us “Dreamin,” and “Ode to Viceroy” but the result of what comes from their success. “Chamber of Reflection,” a track featuring icy synth stabs and soulful crooning, wouldn’t be out of place on a fantasy Shuggie Otis and Prince collaboration. Standout tracks like these show Mac’s widening sound, whether insights into future directions or even just welcome one-off forays into new territory.

Still, this is musically, lyrically and melodically good old Mac DeMarco, through and through. The same crisp John Lennon / Phil Spector era homegrown lush production that could have walked out of Geoff Emerick’s mixing board in 1972, but with that peculiar Mac touch that’s completely of right now. “Brother,” a complete future classic, is Mac at his most soulful and easygoing but with that distinct weirdness and bite that can only come from Mr. DeMarco.“Treat Her Better” is rife with “Mac-isms,” heavily chorused slinky lead guitar, swooning vocal melodies, effortless chords that come along only after years of effort, and the other elements seriously lacking in independent music: sentiment and heartfelt sincerity.

We’re only at Part 2 and 1/2 (one EP and two LP’s in) into Mac’s career. As you read this and as you hear the album on April Fool’s Day of this year, he’ll probably be on tour, or preparing for one… or maybe already writing new music. A relentless work ethic is something to be admired in today’s indie music scene, but when it’s of the quality Mac is giving us time and time again, it starts to turn from admiration to awe." - Captured Tracks

 

record image

LP - ROB - Maniac (Original Soundtrack on Death Waltz, 180g FROSTED CLEAR VINYL) - $28.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"As is with many genre scores of recent times, ROB’s score is heavily indebted to the synth sounds of the ‘80s. It’s a really striking piece of work, absolutely grimy and sleazy and appropriately murderous, but with a real sense of melody. Behind the echoing electronics, there are flickers of humanity and even regret. But Rob also presents moments of euphoria, cemented with the floor-shaking finale ‘Juno,’ with CHLOE ALPER’s amazing Goldfrapp-esque vocals. Magnificent! LP pressed on 180-gram frosted clear vinyl , and packed heavyweight tip-on gatefold casebound sleeves with giant poster." - Death Waltz

 

record image

LP - Sandy Pussy - Sandy Pussy - $17.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"Washed up and calling the dripping waste that is Los Angeles their home, Sandy Pussy is a warm slime that has taken your dad’s surf records, shit on them, and is calling it Surf Doom. YOU’RE WELCOME. This three-piece creates a sort of tripped-out psycho babble surf punk without all the babble; a heavy muck of nonsense oozing with sludgy riffs, wrapped in a sheet of acid…SANDY PUSSY." - Total Acceptance

 

record image

LP - Warm Soda - Young Reckless Hearts - $15.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"Matthew Melton has done it again! Just when it seemed as though he’d reached the pinnacle of power pop confection with last year’s excellent Someone for You, he surpasses all expectations with his latest masterpiece Young Reckless Hearts.  With the unlikely addition of cello serving only to bitter-sweeten their teenage pop fantasias, Warm Soda delivers deviously barbed hooks that instantly lodge themselves in your memory. The wide-screen technicolor production was done by Melton himself at his Fuzz City Studios in Oakland. This is the record to fall in love to (or possibly out of love to) in 2014." - Castle Face Records

 

record image

LP - Crisis - Kollectiv (Import) - $38.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"Official vinyl reissue of the first three Crisis singles, plus early demo recordings and a studio-quality live set recorded in Norway in 1979. The record comes housed in a heavyweight tip-on sleeve with detailed liner notes, reviews, interviews and rarely seen photos. The debut 7" from 1978 on Action Group Records, "No Town Hall" features three stonewall punk classics. The next two singles "UK79" and "Alienation" make up the four tracks recorded for a John Peel Session in 1978. The band's lyrics are a product of the time, set against a backdrop of street fights with the National Front, violence at gigs, institutional racism within the police force, class division, industrial strife, sexual repression… Upon reflection, not much has really changed in the last 30 years!  Also included are demo tracks from 1977 and 1978 which are raw and basic punk just as one would expect. They have never been officially released on vinyl before. Disc two features a live set recorded when Crisis played Norway in 1979 and includes all of the material that later turned up on the "Hymns of Faith" LP. The sound quality of the recording is so good it would pass as studio material." -La Vida Es Un Mus

 

record image

LP - Sibylle Baier - Colour Green - $14.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

BACK IN STOCK!!!

 

We don't repeatedly listen to a whole lot of singer/songwriter stuff around here, but this one's been a shop fave ever since it's release back in 2006 on Orange Twin. It's the kind of record that'll send chills up your spine and gives you goose pimples on your forearms. Reportedly the tunes were recorded in the early 70s at home on reel-to-reel and weren't shared with anyone until three decades later when her son dubbed some copies for family members. Somehow, a copy fell in to J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.'s hands and it was finally released on Orange Twin in 2006. It, like the Jeff Mangum solo record, has been out-of-print for years, but thanks to American Dust, the same label who released "Live At Jittery Joes", it's been given a second wind on wax. Here's the label's description:


"Recorded in the early '70s in her home on a reel-to-reel tape deck, SIBYLLE BAIER's Colour Green paints intimate portraits of life's sad and fragile beauty. Baier and her music appeared in the 1973 Wim Wenders film Alice in the Cities, but her recordings were never released, and only shared with family and friends. It's said that "Remember the Day," the first song she ever wrote, was inspired by a road trip to the Alps with a friend during a dark period in her youth. Upon return, Baier pulled out her reel-to-reel and preserved these intimate thoughts and feelings on tape. Though she eventually chose family and motherhood over a music career, the bare, hushed folk songs on Colour Green, first released in 2006, have elevated her to the realm of revered cult performers such as Vashti Bunyan, Nico and Bridget St. John. After an extremely limited initial pressing (copies of which have fetched large sums via online auction sites), Colour Green is finally available again on vinyl."


"Colour Green" is a perfect morning time record. The songs will catch your ear upon first listen and stay with you for years. It's one of our favorite all-time singer/songwriter folk records and arguably the best record in the genre. No joke. It's captivating and timeless. Highly recommended, especially for folks who dig Nico, Vashti Bunyan, and bleak, simple, mellow singer/songwriter stuff.

 

record image

LP - Kremlings - Whole Earth Cleansing - $16.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"Desperate Records is mighty proud to be releasing the debut LP by Geelong's KREMLINGS. This young 5-piece has a self-released CD EP and a 7" EP on the Anti-Fade label under their belt and one of the wildest, most energetic live shows in the land. Singer ANDRE MERINO manages to channel the spirit of Bon Scott and a young Henry Rollins with an untamed, screeching performance, whilst the rest of the band emit a sweaty physicality in their music which harkens back to the glory days of '80s US hardcore (Black Flag, Husker Du) and the best Australian underground rock of yore (Scientists, Radio Birdman, Bored!). Thanks to MIKEY YOUNG (producer of all good things Down Under), this energy has been captured on tape with this 14-track LP. Whole Earth Cleansing is an unrelenting roar of untamed rock & rolll from a band who sound like they mean it. Geelong is experiencing a real renaissance of great rock music the past 12-24 months (Frowning Clouds, Living Eyes, Hierophants, Bonniwells, etc.), and it's time you got on board. Whole Earth Cleansing features some truly eye-popping cover art from AHMAD OKA, and comes on 180-gram vinyl in an edition of 500 copies. There's also a download card of the album, and a full-colour insert with lyric sheet." - Desperate

 

record image

LP - Ama-dots - Amadots - $15.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"Formed in the late ‘70s, AMA-DOTS pushed the punk ethos to a decidedly irreverent, twisted and experimental sound. At times leaning into pop (“Hit Girls”) and others decidedly angry and mean (“Strange Brute”) Ama-dots had a way of surprising the listener without being aimless or “weird-for-weird's sake”. Releasing “Hit Girls” on their own Hunky Recs in 1980 the song became a battle cry, striking a chord with female punk patrons. At this time punk and anything close to feminist empowerment had only been uttered by The Raincoats and The Slits. The major reason most listeners heard of the later is that they were based out of London and, as much as Milwaukee had a vibrant punk scene, it was not known as a musical mecca. Striking a deal with Chicago’s Autistic Records they were produced by IAIN BURGESS, regarded as instrumental in shaping the Chicago post-punk sound with Big Black, Ministry, Effigies and more. Burgess brought the dark, aggressiveness out while not limiting the quirks, kinks and perverse sense of humor. Autistic imploded and so sat their work with Burgess making the self released single highly sought after within collector circles. This is the first time their work with Burgess as well as other local notables, including the late DENNIS FLEMION (The Frogs) has been publicly available. This limited edition is pressed on gold marbled vinyl and includes an 11” x 17” insert with rare photos and written accounts by writers, fans and critics including a first person account of a harrowing gig in Toronto." - Rerun

 

record image

LP - Amps For Christ - Canyons Cars And Crows - $15.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"Coming seven years after the release of the previous full-length record, Every Eleven Seconds (5 Rue Christine), and two since the their split LP with Woods (Shrimper), Canyons Cars and Crows is a proper resurrection for Amps for Christ. Recorded at Equation Road in the beautiful Pomona Valley, the record upholds the band’s traditions of mixing folk with hardcore and noise with music—known as folkcore and musnik, respectively—and covers familiar sonic territories from ragas and Basho folk to dirges and jigs. The songs, dire but hopeful, examine man’s relationship to nature. Henry Barnes, the force behind Amps for Christ, was a founding member of Man Is the Bastard. The group’s first release was the cassette-only album The Plains of Alluvial, released by Shrimper in 1997; since then there have been many full-length and split albums on a number of labels. Outside of Amps for Christ, Barnes has collaborated recently with Man Is the Bastard’s Eric Wood on a Bastard Noise / Brutal Truth split LP on Relapse Records, a split with Bizarre Uproar, and a pair of splits with Japanese artists Outermost and Government Alpha. Look for live shows across one or two oceans following the release of Canyons Cars and Crows." - Shrimper

 

record image

LP - Body - I Shall Die Here - $14.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

CD - Body - I Shall Die Here - $9.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"I Shall Die Here is the fourth full-length album by The Body. Sharing their moribund vision for I Shall Die Here with Bobby Krlic (aka The Haxan Cloak), the tried and true sound of The Body is cut to pieces, mutilated by process and re-animated in a spectral state by the newly minted partnership.
The Body’s brutal musical approach, engraved by drummer Lee Buford’s colossal beats and Chip King’s mad howl and bass-bladed guitar dirge, becomes something even more terrifying with Krlic’s post-mortem ambiences serving as both baseline and outer limit. I Shall Die Here sonically serrates the remains of metal’s already unidentifiable corpse and splays it amid tormented voices in shadow…
According to the band themselves, they sought to create something wholly experimental with I Shall Die Here. In the course of its creation and recreation, they have attained that rare artistic goal: an album with few precedents and a paradigm shift richly realized. Bobby Krlic’s downcast electronic visions laces seamlessly into The Body’s already volatile mix of fissured doom metal and fused verbal spaces. The onset of a new music emerges with I Shall Die Here, and in its shifts, shadows, and reeling voices, the darkest possible formulation of electronic music has been realized." - RVNG Intl

 

record image

LP - Busman's Holiday - A Long Goodbye - $13.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

CD - Busman's Holiday - A Long Goodbye - $9.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"Busman's Holiday is Lewis and Addison Rogers, brothers of melodic charm and ecstatic showmanship. Lewis plays guitar, and Addison plays drums. The singer/songwriter duo are occasionally accompanied by a string section who fill out their complexly euphonic ballads of love, loss, lust and outer space. Born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, the pair has toured the U.S. and Canada extensively the past four years, appearing on WNYC's Radiolab, Daytrotter, and backing Jens Lekman.

Though adept in a D.I.Y. aesthetic of acoustic busking with only a guitar and a suitcase drum set, the brothers are equally at home on stage playing their unique songs of wanderlust and first love. Evoking a classic tent-show rock sound joined with the affable atmosphere of the assured vaudevillian, Busman's Holiday possesses their own unique blend of humor and musical talent.

Their debut full-length album, A Long Goodbye, was recorded in the legendary studio-in-a-church owned by Arcade Fire outside Montreal not long before Arcade Fire had to abandon it due to a collapsing roof. It was recorded and produced by Mark Lawson (Arcade Fire, Islands) and mixed by Drew Vandenberg (of Montreal, Kishi Bashi). Also appearing on the album are Jamie Thompson (The Unicorns, Islands) and Sebastien and Alexander Chow (Islands)." - Joyful Noise

 

record image

LP - HTRK - Psychic 9-5 Club - $14.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

CD - HTRK - Psychic 9-5 Club - $9.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"Psychic 9-5 Club marks the beginning of a new chapter for HTRK. It's an album that looks back on a time of sadness and struggle, and within that struggle they find hope and humour and love. It's Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang's first album recorded entirely as a duo—former band member Sean Stewart died halfway through the recording of their last LP, 2011's Work (Work, work).

Though the record is instantly recognisable as HTRK—Standish's vocal delivery remains central to the band's sound, while the productions are typically lean and dubby—they've found ample room for exploration within this framework. Gone are the reverb-soaked guitar explorations of 2009's Marry Me Tonight and the fuzzy growls that ran through Work (Work Work). They've been replaced with something tender, velvety and polished. This is HTRK, but the flesh has been stripped from their sound, throwing the focus on naked arrangements and minimalist sound design.

The album was recorded at Blazer Sound Studios in New Mexico with Excepter's Nathan Corbin, who had previously directed the video clip for Work (Work Work) cut "Bendin." Inviting a third party into their world was no easy decision, but in Corbin they found a kindred spirit. The LP was then refined and reworked in Australia at the turn of 2013, before the finishing touches were applied in New York during the summer. Psychic 9-5 Club  was then mastered by Rashad Becker at Dubplates and Mastering in Berlin.

Of all the themes that run through Psychic 9-5 Club, love is the most central. The word is laced throughout the album in lyrics and titles—love as a distraction, loving yourself, loving others. Standish's lyrics explore the complexities of sexuality and the body's reaction to personal loss, though there's room for wry humour—a constant through much of the best experimental Australian music of the past few decades.

Standish explores her vocal range fully—her husky spoken-word drawl remains, but we also hear her laugh and sing. Equally, Yang's exploratory production techniques—particularly his well-documented love of dub—are given room to shine. They dip headlong into some of the things that make humans tick—love, loss and desire—with the kind of integrity that has marked the band out from day one. Psychic 9-5 Club is truly an album for the body and for the soul." - Ghostly International

 

record image

LP - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads - Red Vinyl - Import 2xLP - $27.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"In some ways, Murder Ballads is the record Nick Cave was waiting to make his entire career. Death and violence have always haunted his music, even when he wasn't explicitly singing about the subject. On Murder Ballads, he sings about nothing but death in the most gruesome, shocking fashion. Divided between originals and covers, the record is awash in both morbid humor and sobering horror, as the Bad Seeds provide an appropriate backdrop for the carnage, alternating between blues, country, and lounge-jazz. Opening the affair is "Song for Joy," a tale from a father who has witnessed his family's death at the hands of serial killer. It is the most disturbing number on the record, lacking any of the gallows humor that balances out the other songs. Cave's duets with Kylie Minogue ("Where the Wild Roses Grow") and PJ Harvey ("Henry Lee") are intriguing, but the true tours de force of the album are "Stagger Lee" and "O'Malley's Bar." Working from an obscure, vulgar variation on "Stagger Lee," Cave increases the sordidness of the song, making Stagger an utterly irredeemable character. The original "O'Malley's Bar" is even stronger, as he spins a bizarrely funny epic of one man's slaughter of an entire bar. During "O'Malley's Bar," Cave and the Bad Seeds are at the height of their powers and the performances rank among the best they have ever recorded." - Allmusic.com

 

record image

LP - Ortolan - Covered In Black - $15.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

CD - Ortolan - Covered In Black - $9.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"Precociousness always catches its observer off guard; we are witness to a stubborn incongruity, a disproportionate relationship between limited years and elevated levels of skill, insight, or vision. It confounds common experience, and we wonder. When Ortolan’s debut album Time On A String was released in 2010, three quarters of the family foursome were yet under drinking age. Along with copious kudos given to the quality of the music and the maturity of the songwriting, every single review made mention of their age. Wonder indeed.

What may be the greater marvel though, is when a nascent talent starts to grow into itself; when prodigious promise begins to deliver something beyond spectacle, when it begins to nourish those who are witness to it. Such is the case with Ortolan’s latest, Covered In Black.

The pulse at the heart of Ortolan’s music has always been Stephanie Cottingham’s voice, a curious combination of innocence, wisdom, and wit (all rare commodities in the greater landscape of popular music today). These beguiling qualities remain, but here her voice is imbued with a greater richness. The bandwidth of color, hue, and shade has widened; the reds are redder and the blues are bluer. Even more significant though, is Cottingham’s development as an interpreter of her own songs. Her voice remains a thing to behold, but in the tradition of Kitty Wells, Etta James, or Emmylou Harris, she is becoming a storyteller. Each note is now is its own scene in a greater drama. Each vocal push and lilt tells of loss and love, fear and friendship.

As much as Ortolan is about Stephanie Cottingham’s voice and songwriting, it is about family, and the picture is incomplete without the powerful presence of Jill (keys), Briana (bass), and Lara (drums). Floor toms drum and drive, strumming guitars strum and strum faster, basses rock and keyboards swirl and swoop. Their commitment to one another is palpable, and is as important to the music as the notes and rhythms they’re playing.

That their voices also join Stephanie’s throughout the record is not insignificant. There is an excess of animosity in the world: so much time is spent competing, resisting, debating, conflicting, arguing. There is something so vital and humane in joining voices for once, in unison. One of the simplest and most powerful activities of human beings is singing together, and this is a central ingredient to Ortolan’s music and life. Nothing is pretended—it’s what they do: voices are raised and raised together -- to cry, to question, to pray, to laugh, to celebrate.

The color black is achieved through the mixing of different paints and opposing pigments; as such, black represents the presence of color, not the absence of it, and Ortolan’s latest is covered in it." - Sounds Familyre

 

record image

LP - Skull Defekts - Dances In Dreams Of The Known Unknown - $17.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"When the Skull Defekts entered the studio in the Spring of 2013 with nothing more than a collection of loosely organized riffs, they set out to record their most extreme, challenging rock record. Much to the band’s surprise, what emerged were their most incessantly listenable, approachable songs to date. The Defekts merge the coarse vitality of punk with the ritualism of folk dances to create music that is addictive, wondrously discordant, and rooted in a belief in the overwhelming power of pure sound. Dances in Dreams of the Known Unknown is the Swedish group’s third release as a quintet, with the legendary Daniel Higgs joining Joachim Nordwall and Daniel Fagerstroem on vocal duties and acting as the group’s spiritual ringleader. The Defekts have long acted as the backbone of the Swedish experimental underground, but since their 2011 breakthrough Peer Amid, the group has emerged at the vanguard of a new wave of radical Scandinavian rock music alongside Iceage and the Posh Isolation label.

From the opening patter of “Pattern of Thoughts” to the propulsive chants of “Cyborganization,” Dances in Dreams of the Known Unknown feeds on the tension between lean and bright song production and the hefty, sometimes surreal sounds produced by Nordwall and Fagerstroem’s guitars. Daniel Higgs’ spontaneous, metaphoric poetry is as perplexing as ever, but it is delivered with a clarity not heard since his days fronting Lungfish. Album centerpiece “The Known Unknown” is centered around a driving riff, with Nordwall turning the song’s title into a mantra as intense as it is transcendent. Throughout, the group anchors their riffs with exotic sustained chords, adding a distinctly Carnatic flavor.

Nordwall’s long history in the European experimental music community serves to reinforce the group’s place as one of the most forward-thinking rock bands working in the continent today. In addition to running iDEAL Recordings since 1998, Nordwall has released collaborative recordings with Mika Vainio of Pan Sonic, Kevin Drumm, and Mats Gustafsson, whose FIRE! Orchestra he recently joined. Although the Skull Defekts have ceased to perform or record noise music, that adventurous spirit is still a dominant part of their music." - Thrill Jockey

 

record image

LP - Spike - Orange Cloud Nine - $23.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"NYC's esteemed cult label Golf Channel Recordings will release the long awaited retrospective "best of" the enigmatic Dutch musician SPIKE, whose four privately pressed LP's from the ‘80s are the stuff of legend. Officially certified by the Dutch government as a "fool", and a conscientious objector to nearly everything, SPIKE WOLTERS refused to work, and after a few court cases, won the right to be able to claim unemployment benefit for life. Fiercely political, he dropped out of society and during the ‘80s produced a string of LP's which he pressed and sold himself. These sank without trace but were happened upon a few years ago by Red Light Records' ardent digger ABEL NAGENGAST. Abel managed to track down Spike himself through a local ad for guitar lessons, and Spike finally agreed to reissue his music after meeting Golf Channel Recordings label boss PHIL SOUTH and taking an instant shine to him on account of the holes in his socks. Orange Cloud Nine presents 16 amazing tracks from the 4 LPs—shimmering, lo-fi oddball stoner pop played with a deft musicality. Clean concise pop songs, filtered through a heavy haze of marijuana, produced on cheap equipment, and almost entirely in isolation that have finally come of age. It's meditative music that will uplift and mesmerize the listener. Sequenced to perfection, it has been lovingly remastered so well from the original tapes that it sounds better than the originals—and that's according to Spike himself. Comes with download card and sumptuous artwork from P.A.M.'s MISHA HOLLENBACH." - Golf Channel Records

 

record image

LP - Stone Roses - Stone Roses - Orange And Black Vinyl - Import 2xLP - $27.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"Since the Stone Roses were the nominal leaders of Britain's "Madchester" scene -- an indie rock phenomenon that fused guitar pop with drug-fueled rave and dance culture -- it's rather ironic that their eponymous debut only hints at dance music. What made the Stone Roses important was how they welcomed dance and pop together, treating them as if they were the same beast. Equally important was the Roses' cool, detached arrogance, which was personified by Ian Brown's nonchalant vocals. Brown's effortless malevolence is brought to life with songs that equal both his sentiments and his voice -- "I Wanna Be Adored," with its creeping bassline and waves of cool guitar hooks, doesn't demand adoration, it just expects it. Similarly, Brown can claim "I Am the Resurrection" and lie back, as if there were no room for debate. But the key to The Stone Roses is John Squire's layers of simple, exceedingly catchy hooks and how the rhythm section of Reni and Mani always imply dance rhythms without overtly going into the disco. On "She Bangs the Drums" and "Elephant Stone," the hooks wind into the rhythm inseparably -- the '60s hooks and the rolling beats manage to convey the colorful, neo-psychedelic world of acid house. Squire's riffs are bright and catchy, recalling the British Invasion while suggesting the future with their phased, echoey effects. The Stone Roses was a two-fold revolution -- it brought dance music to an audience that was previously obsessed with droning guitars, while it revived the concept of classic pop songwriting, and the repercussions of its achievement could be heard throughout the '90s, even if the Stone Roses could never achieve this level of achievement again." - Allmusic.com

 

record image

LP - White Hinterland - Baby - $13.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

CD - White Hinterland - Baby - $9.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"On her first four records, Dienel projected her fears and fantasies onto imaginary characters, role play, and lush atmospherics. If Kairos was a work of atmosphere, then Baby sits at the opposite end of that spectrum. Baby is about song craft. It is forceful, rooted in the physicality of the voice, percussion and piano, and it is about getting straight to the point. It is the past three years of her life distilled into song: joy, heartbreak, frustration, longing, disappointment, anger, and loss accumulated, poured out and reborn in this new, unflinching release." - Dead Oceans

 

record image

LP - Woods - With Light And WIth Love - $15.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"Woods’ brand of pop shamanism has undergone several gradual transformations over their past few albums, but on With Light and With Love, the tinkering reveals an expanded sonic palette that includes singing saw, heavier emphasis on percussion, and a saloon piano that sounds like it was rescued from a flooded basement. Distinct from both the stoned volk of their earliest recordings and the kraut-y dalliances of more recent fare, With Light and With Love showcases a more sophisticated brand of contemporary drug music that owes more to Magical Mystery Tour than motorik.

“If you’ve ever thought of Woods as a pop group comprised of weirdos, or a weirdo band that happens to excel at playing pop songs almost in spite of itself, With Light and With Love provides a corrective in the form of songs that show these two elements as natural, inextricable bedfellows. Throughout the album, vocals are frequently emitted through Leslie speakers and guitars perform one-string ragas like Sandy Bull reared on shoegaze and skate videos. With Light and With Love is an album of deeply psychedelic, deeply satisfying songs for a new age of searchers, of Don Juan and Animal Chin alike.”—James Toth" - Woodsist

 

record image

CD - Carsick Cars - Carsick Cars - $13.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"Carsick Cars consists of Shou Wang (22) on vocals, guitar, and loops, Li Qing (23) on percussion, and Li Weisi (22) on bass guitar. The band was formed in March, 2005, when Shou Wang, a student at the Beijing Insti- tute of Technology, met Li Weisi and Li Qing at the rehearsal space of mutual friends. By May they had performed their first concert at a party for a small group of friends and by the end of the year were performing in Beijing clubs. Their first CD was recorded in the spring of 2007 and was produced by legendary P.K.14 frontman Yang Haisong.

Their sound, influenced by the drone of Velvet Underground, Suicide and Sonic Youth as well as by the textures and structures of Steve Reich and Glenn Branca, is a combination of brilliantly-textured roar and hard open chords that are used to explore and tear apart their beautifully crafted songs. Amidst the explosive noise and feedback it sometimes takes a while to realize how well they write songs, although this has not been lost on the many Beijing musicians who are their fans – Carsick Cars is probably the underground band in China whose songs are most often performed by other local bands.

As befits what is one of the most admired Chinese underground bands in the world, Carsick Cars has performed widely in China and abroad. They have filled clubs in all the major cities in China and, in August and September of 2007, Sonic Youth, who has called them their favorite band in China, asked Carsick Cars to tour with them in Europe. Following their London show, the band was invited to perform at the Steirischer Herbst Festival in Austria in October 2007, and at All Tomorrow’s Parties in London in May 2008.

Along with their band, the members of Carsick Cars have been very active in a number of other music projects. Shou Wang is a founding member of experimental duo White, whose first CD was produced by Einstürzende Neubauten founder Blixa Bargeld in Berlin in May 2007. In February 2006 he performed on the recording of Glenn Branca’s Sym- phony 13, and has performed several times with composers Elliott Sharp and Alvin Curran. In July 2007 after performing at a festival in New York he was asked to join These are Powers in the recording of their second CD. Li Qing and Li Weisi are founding members of rock trio Snapline, whose debut album was produced by PiL drummer Martin Atkins for his Invisible Records label. They have both performed with Pigface and as part of White. In addition Li Qing has performed with Elliott Sharp.

The band has been extensively written up in the Chinese, English, Ger- man, Swedish and American press and has been featured in television shows in the US, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. In September 2007 they were listed by That’s Beijing as one of the top ten bands in China, and Shou Wang was listed in a June 2007, Rolling Stone China article as one of the country’s four most innovative guitarists." - Maybe Mars

 

record image

CD - Carsick Cars - You Can Listen You Can Talk - $13.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"The second studio album from Carsick Cars is the long-awaited “YouCan Listen, You Can Talk” from Carsick Cars,” following by nearly two
years the explosive and almost joyful anger of their first CD, “Panda Noise”. Produced by P.K.14 frontman Yang Haisong, their first CD threw out into the Chinese indie scene some of its most iconic songs, including “Zhongnanhai”, widely seen as the anthem of disenfranchised Chinese youth, and “Rock and Roll Hero”, a standard for younger bands. Their new record was produced by legendary producer Wharton Tiers after New York composer John Myers caught a Carsick Cars show during his visit to Shanghai and was so struck by the band that he immediately began lobbying for Tiers to produce them. As might be expected, the second CD is much bleaker and more complex than the first, with delicate, shimmering songs side by side with powerful, rage-filled eruptions of noise and chaos. But for all their differences both CDs are marked by the almost magical song-writing skill of frontman Shouwang, whose facility for combining complex harmonic structures with beautiful melodies and straight ahead guitar riffs make him one of he best songwriters in the world.

 

Formed in 2005, almost from the very beginning Carsick Cars has been at the center of the explosion in Beijing musician and has received a
mixture of snarling opprobrium, especially from some of their elders, and near-fanatic enthusiasm from their rapidly growing fan base among
culturally sophisticated but alienated young Chinese around the country. Their 20-city tour of China in March 2009 with label-mates The Gar has
already passed into Chinese musical history as one of the key events in the development of the Chinese independent music scene, and their
shows indicate how for many in the young audience Carsick Cars “belongs” to them as much as the young Bob Dylan “belonged” to his fans in the mid 1960s. Besides being one of the most admired and written-about bands in China, they have also received a huge amount of attention from musicians and critics in Europe and North America, having played in numerous festivals, most notably All Tomorrow’s Parties in the UK and the Primavera Sound in Barcelona, and toured with Sonic Youth in Europe.

More matured as they are, the new album reveals their attempts to break down their thinking models. A range of instruments and composing styles were involved, with rich melodic structures and the various tones and playfulness with texture that has always been so beloved a part of Chinese music. The quality of this album profited greatly from the word of Wharton Tiers, whose studio experience with some of the world’s leading bands has helped both in precision and intensity. Two years of accumulation and creativity have intensified their sharpness and increased the primal strength of their music. In this era of all-entertaining music, rock music has received its revival call and energy from Carsick Cars" - Maybe Mars

 

record image

CD - Inventions - Inventions - $9.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"Inventions is the new band formed by longtime friends, tourmates, and labelmates Matthew Cooper of Eluvium, and Mark T. Smith of Explosions In The Sky. It began in earnest in 2013 when Cooper invited Smith to collaborate on a song for Eluvium’s otherworldly double-album, Nightmare Ending. The track, “Envenom Mettle”, was a standout on an album full of them, and just like that a longstanding friendship blossomed into a full-fledged creative partnership. There are plenty of talking points here: The fact that Cooper hasn’t been in a “band” of any sort since he was a teenager; no member of Explosions In The Sky has released an album outside of the context of EITS since their inception in the late 90s; and, of course, this is a dream duo for anyone familiar with the unparalleled emotional resonance of Cooper and Smith’s respective day jobs. However, thirty seconds into their eponymous debut album, you realize that the esteemed pedigree is irrelevant. Inventions exceeds all expectations by discarding them from the get-go. They have created their own tiny, wondrous corner of the world, one with ever-changing sounds and colors." - Temporary Residence

 

record image

CD - S Carey - Range Of Light - $9.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"S. Carey's work is a hugely beatific, restorative panorama of beauty - perfect given how landscape and the wonder of nature inspire much of Carey's imagery. His new album Range of Light takes its title from the name that 19th century naturalist John Muir gave to the Sierra Nevada, and follows suit with a dazzling array of musical light and shade, drawn from Carey's love of jazz, modern classical and Americana. Like a weathered mountain range changing shadow form and color, or the ebb and flow of a river's current, S. Carey's music is simultaneously restful and rhythmic, complex and simple, and always evolving." - Jagjaguwar

 

record image

12in - Bikini Kill - Yeah Yeah Yeah EP - Reissue - $13.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"This is a reissue of BIKINI KILL’s second EP, Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah was recorded in 1992 with TIM GREEN (Nation of Ulysses) at The Embassy—a group-house in Washington, D.C.—and was the first Bikini Kill release to feature the band’s song, “Rebel Girl.” Originally a split EP with the Brighton, UK-based band, Huggy Bear, the B-side now features seven previously unreleased Bikini Kill songs drawn from era-appropriate live shows and practice tapes. The artwork has also been updated to include archival photos and liner notes from the Bratmobile’s ERIN SMITH, Comet Gain’s DAVID FECK, and the members of Bikini Kill.   Bikini Kill was a feminist punk band based in Olympia, WA and Washington, D.C., forming in 1990 and breaking up in 1997. KATHLEEN HANNA sang, TOBI VAIL played drums, BILLY KARREN (aka BILLY BOREDOM) played guitar and KATHI WILCOX played bass. Bikini Kill is credited with instigating the Riot Grrrl movement in the early ’90s via their political lyrics, zines, and confrontational live performances. This EP is the second release in a larger campaign to reissue the complete Bikini Kill catalog on vinyl and CD." - Bikini Kill Records

 

record image

7in - Back to Back - Narcissist - $7.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"After a debut EP on Lockin Out Records the Houston boys return. It doesn't have to be difficult, and it doesn't have to be new. It does, however, have to be right, and that's where BACK TO BACK excel. The record's opener is just so brutally deliberate...so damned confident, and the 90 seconds of "Isolate Me" pack more hooks and frantic riffs than most bands would know what to do with - if you aren't moving by the end then you're probably dead. Perhaps their mission to get you moving, and perhaps they want to get under your skin just to infect you with the excruciating six minute dirge that fills the B side—two notes have rarely sounded so painful, and I would happily accept six minutes more. There are outsiders dying to get in, and then there are the outsiders who simply do not give a fukk, the ones who are doing it by and for themselves. Limited to 500 copies with die cut covers and mastered by ARTHUR RIZK." - 540 Records

 

record image

7in - Death Medicine Band - Death Medicine EP - $5.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"The Deathmedicine Band's first release on wax, brought to you by Dome of Doom Records. Pressed on virgin black vinyl with a full color sleeve.

All songs written and performed by The Deathmedicine Band
"Smoke on Drugs" recorded by Ty Segall
"Grimetime", "Manchineel", and "Surge Rock" recorded by Chuck Gonzales

All songs recorded live and direct to tape." - Dome Of Doom

 

record image

7in - Die Schacht - Halber Selbstbetrug - $8.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"This contemporary Berlin outfit’s musikalische klänge is so perfectly informed by the bare-knuckled scrappers of the Neue Deutsche Welle fringe that one might half-expect to find a matrix for Pure Freude, Rondo or Moderne Musik Tontrager scratched into the runoff. But, no, it’s here, it’s now, and it’s the first German release ever on Siltbreeze.  If the frenzied staccato of S.Y.P.H., Das Name or Mittagspause is what helps goose the lederhosen up the legs, then Die Schacht’s gurgling oink is the perfect lube to slap them around the hips. Pressed in an edition of 300 copies.  “... a solid chunk of head-shrieking metronomics smothered in bassy transits and overwrought in thirsty shards (or should that be barbs) of pylon guitar. A rhythmically sharp and feisty beast, with that transistorised megaphone of vox hooking you into to some uber-addictive rockstar mimicry... intimately lit and full of quirky angles ending on a screamed abruptness.” —Rottenmeats blog

 

record image

7in - Jakuta And Carl - Mistakes Were Made - $5.99 - BUYbuy

 

"Debut 7 inch by the electronic pop duo.  4 songs.  45 rpms.  2 sides.  For the collector of the kid that just needs the will to go out and buy a record player." - Little Joe Peep

 

record image

7in - Loose Heart - Paris 1976 - $11.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"Three incredible, previously unreleased tracks from 1976 by The Most Violent French Punk Band Ever: PIERRE GODDARD of STRIKE UP and 1984 on guitar and vocals, ANGEL FACE’s PASCAL REGOLI on bass, and drummer HERVE ZENOUDA of Angel Face, Strike Up, and STINKY TOYS." - Danger

 

record image

7in - Lubricants - Activated Energy b/w Transformation Vacation - $7.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"Milwaukee, WI always seemed to be ahead of the curve when it came to great music, especially with the proto-punk/art/noise-rock bands that morphed into just about every cool or at least noteworthy ’77-’83 indie band in town. THE LUBRICANTS were no exception and one of the best of the bunch. They formed at the Dawn of Punk and were the most ferocious band in town. They went through multiple line-up changes, but it all centered around founder and mastermind Leroy Buth. In 1980, they booked time at A.T.A. Studios in Chicago and cut the “Activated Energy” b/w “Transformation Vacation” 45. Two killer Punk sides with perfectly in-the-red production. Both songs ooze some of the most searing guitar leads committed to vinyl since Raw Power. The record came out on their own Relative Records that same year. It was the only release during the Lubricants original run. The original single has been very tough to find and fetching big money for years. In the late ‘90s, the inclusion of “Activated Energy” on a volume of the bootleg compilation series Killed By Death and a poorly done counterfeit pressing drew even more demand for the record. A collection of Lubricants studio material was self released by the band on CD, which also appeared as a very limited vinyl pressing out of Italy.   Rerun presents a high quality reissue of this Milwaukee Punk classic in a limited pressing of 500 copies on thick, black vinyl. The audio has been remastered and it comes in a glued pocket sleeve with a double sided insert including rare photos and ephemera plus liner notes by GLENN REHSE of Plasticland." - Rerun

 

record image

7in - Lumpy And The Dumpers - Gnats In The Pisser - $7.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"St. Louis's kings of the sewer are bubbling back up to the surface with two more tracks of gnarly scuzz punk. Blown out and covered in slime, LUMPY gnashes his way through these two tracks about ghouls, gnats, piss, and bad breath. Total Punk’s first and only release with a two cover variation and half page double sided insert. Edition of 500 copies." - Total Punk

 

record image

7in - Manateees - Seek Help - $7.99 - BUYbuy

 

"Memphis's MANATEEES are back with two songs about hating your guts. Years of throwing empty beer cans in the water, and whacking them with boat blades has left these cuddly sea mammals with a bad disposition. Blistering, evil, and 100% TOTAL PUNK! Edition of 500 copies." - Total Punk

 

record image

7in - Ones - Ones - With CD - $15.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

 

"OZONE was started in 1975 by a couple of high school kids from the Northwest side of Milwaukee, WI. They were the hardest rockin’ teenage band in town, playing full sets of original material in the vein of their musical heroes the Stooges, KISS and AC/DC to packed high school parties and teen dances. When they heard the Ramones debut in 1976, Ozone settled into a solid Punk ROCK sound. With no chance for a band like them to get signed, especially in Milwaukee, there were no pretentions. Just informed meat n' potatoes rock n' roll, sans any boogie or bar-band licks. After a finding the perfect line up and a couple more years of extensive rehearsal, gigs and song writing, dedication paid off and they smashed the competition at a big-time battle of area bands in late 1979. Part of the grand prize package was studio time and the release of a 45rpm single. Still called Ozone up until that point, a name change was necessary when they learned of an established group using the same moniker. The “Short Dress” b/w “Tightrope” 45 was released in 1980 on Blue Ribbon Records under their new name, THE ONES. Both sides are blazing Punk n' Roll but with little to no distribution or promotion, hardly anybody noticed it at the time. Being issued without a picture sleeve didn’t help matters. Copies seemed to disappear from sight along with the band, making it one of the rarest and most sought after 45s from any Wisconsin band ever. Copies have changed hands for upwards of $800 online. "Tightrope" was later bootlegged on the Staring Down the Barrel comp LP, making demand even greater. The Ones folded shortly after the record was issued when band leader and driving force CLANCY CARROLL decided to change musical directions.  Originally intended to be two separate releases, we’ve decided to package them together as The Ones SET to make sure all you vinyl-only folks got to hear the great unreleased material on the CD. The set includes the CD (in a standard jewel case), limited 7” and two 1” pin-back buttons with the Ones and Ozone logos. The set comes packaged as one unit in a 7” sized, flapped poly bag." -Rerun

 

record image

7in - Section Urbane - The Final Program - $7.99 - BUYbuy

 

"The final release in 540 Records' series of reissues from ‘70s Brisbane punk labels Shake Music and Savage Music is this four-song EP from SECTION URBANE. Having released two previous singles of quirky punk as JUST URBAIN, the Brisbane band continued their unique Velvets-through-the-lens-of-Joy-Division approach through the name change, harnessing a fuller, more bass-heavy sound on their final recording session. The track, “I'd Rather Stay Home And Watch TV,” still has more than its fair share of the Aussie-garage stomp of bands like the Chosen Few and the Victims, but after that it’s all about Mo Tucker beats, dark and poetic lyrics delivered with a distinctly Lou Reed-influenced drawl, and heavy, melodic Peter Hook-style bass lines. If you want to hear first-gen-DIY naiveté, post-punk artistic ambition and the party-hearty sensibility of the original Murder Punk bands clash together into something wholly unique, get this on your turntable right away. 600 copies with pretty purple dust sleeves. " - 540 Records

 

Recommended Restocks

LP - Apache Dropout - Bubblegum Graveyard (black vinyl - includes download)
LP - Verma - Coltan (includes download)
LP - ONO - Diegesis (turquoise vinyl)
LP - Bardo Pond - Refulgo 2xLP
LP - Bardo Pond - Shone Like A Ton
LP - Circle - SSEENNSSEESS - Import
LP - Wooden Shjips - Back To Land
LP - Damaged Bug - Hubba Bubba
LP - Dan Melchior - Slow Down Tiger
LP - Mark Banning - Journey To The Light
LP - Night Terrors - Spiral Vortex (Import - 180gm Red vinyl)
LP - Nueva Costa - El Gran Espiritu
LP - Spies - The Battle Of Bosworth Terrace
LP - Breakdown - Running Scared
LP - Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness
LP - Medusa - First Step Beyond

 

Thanks again and see y'all around out there somewhere!

 

The P-Rex Crew

Permanent Records Chicago
1914 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
773.278.1744 (Phone/Fax)

 

Permanent Records LA
1583 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
323.739.6141 (Phone/Fax)

 

Web Site | Web Store | SoundCloud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email (CHI) | Email (LA)

 

Thanks so much for taking the time to read these updates. It's really great to know that regardless of all the media hype over the past several years claiming that MP3's are taking over the world that tangible forms of music live on and this "industry" isn't as gloom and doom as they make it out to be. We're happy to be a store and a label and we hope that it shows. And not to end on a sappy note, but we just wanted to say we heart you guys and look forward to sending this update every week. If you like what you read here, please tell others. Spread the gospel, brothers and sisters!

New Release Recap

Format - Artist - TitlePriceStatus
LP - Thee Oh Sees - Drop $15.99 FEATURED
LP - Geodesium - Geodesium - Original 1977 Stock $29.99 FEATURED
LP - Geodesium - Double Eclipse - Original 1981 Stock $14.99 FEATURED
LP - Protomartyr - Under Color Of Official Right - Limited Colored Vinyl $13.99 FEATURED
LP - Afghan Whigs - Do The Beast - Loser Edition 2xLP $26.99 FEATURED
CD - Mac Demarco - Salad Days $9.99 FEATURED
LP - Mac Demarco - Salad Days $14.99 FEATURED
LP - ROB - Maniac (Original Soundtrack on Death Waltz, 180g FROSTED CLEAR VINYL) $28.99 FEATURED
LP - Sandy Pussy - Sandy Pussy $17.99 FEATURED
LP - Warm Soda - Young Reckless Hearts $15.99 FEATURED
LP - Crisis - Kollectiv (Import, 2xLP) $38.99 FEATURED
LP - Sibylle Baier - Colour Green $14.99 FEATURED
LP - Kremlings - Whole Earth Cleansing $16.99 FEATURED
LP - Ama-dots - Ama-dots $15.99 FEATURED
LP - Amps For Christ - Canyons Cars And Crows $15.99 FEATURED
LP - Body - I Shall Die Here $14.99 FEATURED
CD - Body - I Shall Die Here $9.99 FEATURED
LP - Busman's Holiday - A Long Goodbye $13.99 FEATURED
CD - Busman's Holiday - A Long Goodbye $9.99 FEATURED
LP - HTRK - Psychic 9-5 Club $14.99 FEATURED
CD - HTRK - Psychic 9-5 Club $9.99 FEATURED
LP - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads - Red Vinyl - Import 2xLP $27.99 FEATURED
LP - Ortolan - Covered In Black $15.99 FEATURED
CD - Ortolan - Covered In Black $9.99 FEATURED
LP - Skull Defekts - Dances In Dreams Of The Known Unknown $17.99 FEATURED
LP - Spike - Orange Cloud Nine $23.99 FEATURED
LP - Stone Roses - Stone Roses - Orange And Black Vinyl - Import 2xLP $27.99 FEATURED
LP - White Hinterland - Baby $13.99 FEATURED
CD - White Hinterland - Baby $9.99 FEATURED
LP - Woods - With Light And WIth Love $15.99 FEATURED
CD - Carsick Cars - Carsick Cars $13.99 FEATURED
CD - Carsick Cars - You Can Listen You Can Talk $13.99 FEATURED
CD - Inventions - Inventions $9.99 FEATURED
CD - S Carey - Range Of Light $9.99 FEATURED
12in - Bikini Kill - Yeah Yeah Yeah EP - Reissue $13.99 FEATURED
7in - Back to Back - Narcissist $7.99 FEATURED
7in - Death Medicine Band - Death Medicine EP $5.99 FEATURED
7in - Die Schacht - Halber Selbstbetrug $8.99 FEATURED
7in - Jakuta And Carl - Mistakes Were Made $5.99 FEATURED
7in - Loose Heart - Paris 1976 $11.99 FEATURED
7in - Lubricants - Activated Energy b/w Transformation Vacation $7.99 FEATURED
7in - Lumpy And The Dumpers - Gnats In The Pisser $7.99 FEATURED
7in - Manateees - Seek Help $7.99 FEATURED
7in - Ones - Ones - WIth CD $15.99 FEATURED
7in - Section Urbane - The Final Program $7.99 FEATURED

* All New Releases should be considered in-stock as of this update unless noted otherwise.


Sale! Sale! Sale!

Format - Artist - TitlePrice
10in - Lily And Madeleine - The Weight Of The Globe $6.99
10in - Outdoorsmen - Shit Will Happen If You Use Your Stupid Brain - Import $10.99
10in - Sebadoh - Secret EP $8.99
12in - Bonnie Prince Billy And The Marquis De Tren - Solemns $9.99
12in - Follakzoid - II RMX $11.99
12in - Lust For Youth - Chasing The Light $6.99
12in - Men - Campfire Songs EP $8.99
7in - (From) The Sky - Son Of The Sun $3.99
7in - 12 Minutes At The Hot Club Murphy - 12 Minutes At The Hot Club Murphy $4.99
7in - Aquarium - Performer b/w Battle of the Bands $2.99
7in - Awaken - Reborn Reborn b/w Love The Word Is Spoken $3.99
7in - Big Nils - Bitch Gutsssssss $4.99
7in - Captain Beefheart - Upon The My-O-My $5.99
7in - Carcinogenz - Carcinogenz $4.99
7in - Cheniers - Trouble EP $3.99
7in - CSC Funk Band - Little Weight (2012 Record Store Day Exclusive) $4.99
7in - Dead Neanderthals - Dead Neanderthals - Hand Numbered Edition of 105 $5.99
7in - Deep Fried Boogie Band / Colossal Yes - Split (2012 Record Store Day Exclusive) $6.99
7in - Everything Falls Apart - Ghost b/w Brace Position $2.99
7in - Full Toilet - Full Toilet (color vinyl - with download) $3.99
7in - Holy Strays - Enlightenment/Phrenesia $4.99
7in - Late Arvo Sons - Pretty Mess - Import $6.99
7in - Leaders - State Of Shock b/w Queso On Yer Faceo $5.99
7in - Maxines - Drugstore $3.99
7in - Mess Folk - Something I Remember $3.99
7in - My Electric Love Affair - Blow Me Down b/w As Soon As Now $2.99
7in - Neanderthals - Teen Dance Time (2012 Record Store Day Exclusive) $5.99
7in - Nothing People - Enemy With An Invitation b/w Reinstall - Regular Black Vinyl $2.99
7in - Onna - Cortigiana Dal Velo b/w Enfolding Your Breasts... $4.99
7in - Pilgrims - Thank You Lord - There's Someone In Your Life $5.99
7in - Primitive Calculators - I Can't Stop It b/w Do That Dance - Import $7.99
7in - Question Mark and the Mysterians - Doncha Want my Love $5.99
7in - Red Pens - Next Summer $3.99
7in - Richard Thompson - Haul Me Up (2012 Record Store Day Exclusive) $4.99
7in - Right Now - He Used To Be (2012 Record Store Day Exclusive) $4.99
7in - Scraps - A Salty Sea $2.99
7in - Shackles - Broken Arm b/w Funeral Shroud $2.99
7in - Shake Shake Bolino - Dont Lose Your Friends b/w Please Pony Please $4.99
7in - Sir Douglas Quintet - Mendocino / ¿Que Sera Mañana? / Nuevo Laredo / La luna Fue Culpable - RSD 2013 Exclusive $9.99
7in - Sneakers - Children Into People EP $2.99
7in - Suffacox - Psychedozer $2.99
7in - Superior Units - Take Her In The Classroom $3.99
7in - Telephone Callers - Fuck Dorian EP $2.99
7in - The Coolin System - The Prophet $2.99
7in - Thelightshines - Soul To Skin b/w Love The Amnesiac - Import $3.99
7in - Throat - Pee - Import $5.99
7in - Topaz Rags - Crown Center $3.99
7in - Tractor Sex Fatality - Braces EP $3.99
7in - Unnatural Helpers - Sunshine/Pretty Girls $3.99
7in - Violet Woods - Raw Love b/w Cyanide Suns - Import $3.99
7in - Virus - Live In Lourdes - Import $6.99
7in - Zak Sally - Fear Of Song $2.99
Book - Karren Ablaze - The City Is Ablaze - RSD 2013 Exclusive $35.99
DVD - Boris - Live In Japan $11.99
LP - Matthew Friedberger - Matricidal Sons of Bitches 2xLP $12.99
LP - Afternoon Saints - The Shirley Jangle $9.99
LP - Aluminum Knot Eye - Trunk Lunker $8.99
LP - Andre Popp - Presenting Popp! $6.99
LP - Ape School - Ape School $9.99
LP - Arriver - Tsushima $12.99
LP - Ashtray Navigations - Deadicated To The Sensory Armada $23.99
LP - Azita - How Will You? $10.99
LP - Baby Dee - A Book Of Songs For Anne Marie $11.99
LP - Be Gulls - By The Beach $11.99
LP - Beaters/Prize Pets - Split $8.99
LP - Blimp - Not Beer EP $8.99
LP - Blissed Out - Secrets $6.99
LP - Blondes - Swisher 2xLP $11.99
LP - Bob B Soxx And The Blue Jeans - Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - Sundazed Reissue $12.99
LP - Branes - Perfection Condition $8.99
LP - Buk Buk Bigups - Buk Buk Bigups $8.99
LP - Burning Itch - Burning Itch $8.99
LP - Carlton Melton - Always Even $13.99
LP - Chuzpe - 1000 Takte Tanz - Import $18.99
LP - Cleaners From Venus - In The Golden Autumn $9.99
LP - Cleared - Breaking Day $13.99
LP - Codeine - Barely Real (2xLP 2012 reissue) $16.99
LP - D.R. Hooker - Armageddon $9.99
LP - Darling - Lights That Last Forever $9.99
LP - Dave Arvedon - Best of Dave Arvedon Vol 3 $9.99
LP - DBC - Pris $13.99
LP - Destination Lonely - Kiss Or Kicks $13.99
LP - Devil Eyes - Devil Eyes $10.99
LP - Dwarr - Starting Over $12.99
LP - Fol Chen - The False Alarms $10.99
LP - Fontana - Fontana $7.99
LP - Free Agents - £3.33 $12.99
LP - Free Clinic/Half Nelson - Split $8.99
LP - Frontier - Suture $5.99
LP - Futurebirds - Seney-Stovall (2012 Record Store Day Exclusive) $11.99
LP - Gala Drop / Ben Chasny - Broda $16.99
LP - Gardens - Gardens $9.99
LP - Genesis - Spot The Pigeon (2012 Record Store Day Exclusive) $14.99
LP - Grooms - Infinity Caller $8.99
LP - Happy Jawbone Family - Happy Jawbone Family $14.99
LP - Happy Thoughts - Happy Thoughts $8.99
LP - Heater - God and Hair (Regular Edition on Black Vinyl) $4.99
LP - Hidden Twin - Asleep in the Valley $5.99
LP - High Wolf - Kairos: Chronos $9.99
LP - Hiroshima Rocks Around / Bipolar Bear - Split $9.99
LP - Imbogodom - And They Turned Not When They Went $9.99
LP - Inox Kapell - Werkschoh - Import - 2xLP $29.99
LP - Jason Urick - Fussing and Fighting $8.99
LP - Jerk Ward - Too Young To Thrash - 1982-84 $10.99
LP - Jerusalem In My Heart - Mo7it Al-Mo7it $13.99
LP - Jim Basnight and the Moberlys - Jim Basnight and the Moberlys EP (Original Sealed Pressing from 1984) $5.99
LP - Larry Coryell - Spaces (2012 Record Store Day Exclusive) $19.99
LP - Life Partners - Men Are Talking $7.99
LP - Lights - Rites $9.99
LP - Lucky Luke - Traveling For a Living $12.99
LP - Luke Temple - Good Mood Fool $8.99
LP - Luxury Liners - They're Flowers $9.99
LP - Marriage - For Brötzmann $11.99
LP - Marthas Vineyard Ferries - In The Pond $7.99
LP - Max Load - Max Load - With CD and DVD $12.99
LP - Mittens On Strings - Lets Go To Babas $7.99
LP - Moon Duo - Circles Remixed - RSD 2013 Exclusive $9.99
LP - Neal Morgan - In The Yard $12.99
LP - Northern Haze - Sinnaktuq $15.99
LP - Omma Cobba - Omma Cobba $10.99
LP - Opsvik and Jennings - A Dream I Used To Remember $5.99
LP - People Of The North - Steep Formations (2xLP - includes download) $10.99
LP - Porcelain Raft - Permanent Signal $8.99
LP - Post Honeymoon - Post Honeymoon $7.99
LP - Psyclones - Different Thinking People (Regular Black Vinyl) $4.99
LP - Public Image Ltd. - This Is PIL (2xLP Import) $27.99
LP - Race - Exiles $8.99
LP - Rafter - Animal Feelings $9.99
LP - Reports - Dinamo Cambridge $9.99
LP - ROKK - I Want To Live High $10.99
LP - Saint Rich - Beyond The Drone $12.99
LP - Sally Smmit And Her Musicians - Hangahar $10.99
LP - Sholi - Sholi $8.99
LP - Short Rabbits - Dying By Inches $8.99
LP - Sorry Dogs - No Dogs Allowed $5.99
LP - Stnnng - Empire Inward $10.99
LP - Tammar - I Live Here Now $9.99
LP - Three Mile Pilot - Maps EP $15.99
LP - TK Webb and The Visions - Ancestor $7.99
LP - Tom Scott - Rural Still Life $9.99
LP - Usaisamonster - Rip $12.99
LP - Various Artists - Kamp Holland $24.99
LP - Various Artists - Rough Guide To African Roots Revival (2012 Record Store Day Exclusive) $14.99
LP - Various Artists - Sacred Bones Presents: Todo Muere Volume 3 - RSD 2013 Exclusive $14.99
LP - Various Artists - State Capital Field Recordings $7.99
LP - Various Artists - Theppabutr Productions - The Man Behind The Molam Sound 1972-75 2xLP - RSD 2013 Exclusive $19.99
LP - Vince And His Lost Delegation - Vince And His Lost Delegation $13.99
LP - Warhammer 48K - An Ethereal Oracle $4.99
LP - Warm Climate - Glass Singer $12.99
Tape - Anthony And Janas - Easter Sea $3.99
Tape - Droughts - Unknown Human Sights $2.99
Tape - Fine Hoods - New Sensations $3.99
Tape - Grey Ghost - Songs To Wake Up To $3.99
Tape - Joel PPO - Relationship Status $3.99
Tape - Oriental Rugs - Oriental Drugs $3.99
Tape - Pedro Magina - Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five $4.99
Tape - Purling Hiss - Water On Mars $5.99
Tape - Ream Tar Tar - Ream Tar Tar $2.99
Tape - Super Jam Presents - Upper Layer Cruisers - Rush Consequence $4.99
Tape - Various Artists - Knot Music Presents - The Here And Now Compilation $2.99

* All Sale Items should be considered in-stock as of this update unless noted otherwise.


Quality Used Goods (Chicago)

Please Note: These titles are just a small sample of many of the choice used LPs we swap into the recent arrivals bin each week!

Format - Artist - TitlePrice
Sonny Rollins East Broadway Run Down $24.99
Dave Pike Set Riff For Rent $24.99
Various Artists Nirvana $24.99
Various Artists Shapes And Sounds Volume Two $24.99
Carey Bell Blues Harp $24.99
Hawkwind s/t $24.99
Savage Republic Tragic Figures $24.99
Neil Meryweather Space Rangers $24.99
Neil Meryweather Kryptonite $24.99
Various Artists You Weren't There Chicago Punk 77-84 w/ DVD and poster $24.99
Gunter Hampel Enfant Terrible $24.99
Budgie Impeckable $24.99
Harlis Night Meets The Day $24.99
Kraan Live $24.99
Flipper Generic $24.99
DA Time Will Be Kind $24.99
Firebird Grand Union $24.99
J.J. Burnel Euroman Cometh $24.99
Vangelis Fais Que Ton Reve Soit Plus Long Que La Nuit $24.99

* All Used Items not guaranteed to be in stock

Quality Used Goods (L.A.)

Please Note: These titles are just a small sample of many of the choice used LPs we swap into the recent arrivals bin each week!

ArtistTitlePrice
The Onenes Surprise $99.89
Hoelderlin Rare Birds $32.99
Hoelderlin Clowns & Clouds $27.99
England Garden Shed $79.99
Marillion Demories $99.99
Third Eye Third Eye $99.99
Khan Space Shanty $159.99
Reichmann Wunderbar $39.99
Egg Egg $99.99
Egg The Civil Service $69.99
Can Can $49.89
Can Saw Delight $49.99
Cluster Curiosum $39.99
Tangerine Dream Atem (PDU reissue) $29.99
Tangerine Dream Zeit $49.99
Squash And Now It's Here $49.99
Gentle Giant Three Friends $199.99
Gentle Giant Octopus $69.99
Comets On Fire Comets On Fire $124.99
Lucifer Black Mass $39.99
Ataraxia The Unexplained $74.89
Harold Budd & Brian Eno The Plateaux of Mirror $59.89
Nucleus Under The Sun $98.89
Harry Beckett Joy Unlimited $39.99
Julian's Treatment A Time Before This $66.29
Frank Zappa Thing-Fish (3xLP box) $38.89
Mike Oldfield The Singles $39.99
King Crimson Beat (Japanese ver) $49.99
King Crimson In The Wake of Poseidon (Japanese ver)56.99 $56.99
King Crimson Islands (Japanese ver) $139.99
Michael Rother Katzenmusik $29.99
Michael Rother Sterntaler $39.99
Irmin Schmidt Filmmusik $39.89
Roedelius Wenn Der Südwind Weht $39.99
FM Direct To Disc $39.99
Hans-Joachim Roedelius Durch Die Wüste $39.99
Roedelius Selbstportrait $49.99
Roedelius Selbstportrait Vol. II $39.99
Roedelius Jardin Au Fou $29.99
Roedelius Lustwandel $39.99
Guru Guru Der Elektrolurch $44.99

* All Used Items not guaranteed to be in stock

* You can now use the Web Shop to check out the list of releases in every newsletter.

* Web Shop quantities are updated daily. If you search our store and still can't find what you're looking for you are welcome to send us an email.

* Live in the Chicago area and want to put something on hold? You can now purchase in-stock items via the web store, fill in your customer information, and choose Store Pick-up as your shipping option. Then just swing by the store with a photo ID and proof of purchase for store pick-up. We will hold items for up to two weeks.

* Automated International Shipping is NOW available via our Web Shop.

* Interested in seeing past New Releases and Restock? Click the link below to check out our newsletter archives: http://ymlp.com/archive_guhbhmwgjgu.php


Questions/Comments? Send us an email

Permanent Records Label Releases

Get the low down on all the Permanent Records Label Releases right here.

 

You might have luck tracking down titles listed as OUT OF PRINT from the following distributors: Revolver, Forced Exposure, Carrot Top, and Forte (UK).

PERM-041

Black Bombaim - Saturdays and Space Travels LP

LP Edition of 300 - 100 on Cyan Blue, 200 on Black

AVAILABLE AT YOUR LOCAL RECORD STORE ON RECORD STORE DAY, SATURDAY, 4/19/2014

 

 

Originally self-­released in Portugal, 2010 Lovers & Lollypops, in a hand-­numbered edition of 300

 

Long out of print heavy-­psych monster available once again, domestically reissued on Permanent!

 

Killer Press & Reviews of Black Bombaim's
"Saturdays and Space Travels":


"Barcelos, Portugal’s Black Bombaim might actually be time travellers from the 1970’s. Their first full-­length, the aptly titled “Saturdays and Space Travels”, is an ultra-­psychedelic instrumental jam rock record with heavy stoner rock tinges. Rather than individual singular songs, the album touts only a “Side A” and “Side B”, each clocking in at exactly nineteen minutes and forty-­seven seconds. Each side is an extensive landscape of sound, meandering through hefty riffs and hallucinogenic modulations, stopping for nothing as they play, seamlessly moving from part to part without any clunky or misplaced transitions. In typical stoner rock fashion, the guitar tone is drenched in reverb and other assorted pedal effects, the bass is heavily distorted, and the drumming is all over the place. I’m not really into stoner rock, and I don’t pretend to be, but something about Black Bombaim really intrigued me. The music is completely instrumental – think early Black Sabbath without Ozzy having a bastard child with Earthless that’s hooked on some dirty drugs hanging out with Torche. There is definitely an unmistakable heaviness to the band (albeit not as much as their peers), so the record isn’t something you can necessarily take a nap while listening to, but I found myself really zoning out and letting myself get engulfed in both tracks. Apparently, from what I’ve read, the band recorded both tracks entirely live, which is impressive because the playing is literally flawless.

 

Since there aren’t specific tracks to go through and analyze (and to scrutinize each part of both tracks would probably be missing the point of their extensiveness, anyway), I’ll just say this – Side A is a snaky psychedelic riff machine, while Side B is a good amount slower, and noticeably sludgier with even more of said stoner rock influence. While Side A is chiefly dependent on repetition of groove and inventive riffing, Side B takes even more of a psychedelic turn, making special use of extensive soloing and downtempo heavy parts. The end of Side B is especially trippy, with a harsh, down-­strummed pattern being played behind a pulsating, effect saturated solo that hovers between loud and soft, slow and fast. Like I previously stated, Black Bombaim’s sound is unique, at least in this day and age, to their genre, simply because the heaviness that comes along with it is more of an understatement than an integral part of the music. It’s almost as if this heaviness is an organic occurrence that just happened to naturally manifest itself through their songwriting. I got lost in the event of each track, that’s for sure – but not enough to miss what was actually happening. Whereas in a genre of music like, say, post-­rock, the listener spaces out enough to enter a cathartic lull, Black Bombaim’s music allows you enough room to enter a fog, but its nature also demands your attention, creating a strange, but cool, disparity. The band’s real magic comes not from one element, but simply the entangling of all their playing and influence, coming together to create a real experience of a record."
(Joe Vena, StereoKiller.com)

 

-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­

 

"Can a power trio change a city in 2010? Can a band in these times of doubt and uncertainty drag others from the comfort of their couches (and TV Parties of this world) into the chaos of stages run by infernal riffs? The answer is, probably yes. Black Bombaim have done more for Barcelos in the last years than its local symbol, the Rooster has done in decades of history, and now, with “Saturdays and Space Travels” they write their name with golden letters in an imaginary wall, the same wall that has the name of all that make Rock an unpredictable and more exciting universe. Everyone knew that on stage, Black Bombaim were an explosive cocktail of demonic riffs and powerful hooks; what they didn’t knew was, even though after a promising debut EP, these guys from Barcelos would be able to confine in vinyl such a stoner and psychedelic discharge. From side A to side B there’s no time to breathe. There’s only time to pick up the shrapnel of unforeseeable explorations; where Ron Asheton and the Stooges take to the limit the chaos from the final disorder of “T.V. Eye”, where the Rock frees itself from decades and decades of rules and conventions. Can that way a power trio change a city in 2010? We don’t know, but we’re thrilled to get there, ridden by forbidden riffs and eternal feedback." (Del seu myspace)

 

-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­

 

"Turn on, tune in, drop out... Bombay in India, Black Bombaim in the desert. Jack Daniel’s empty bottle on stage. This is the set.

 

The band everyone tries to find a lead singer. “Everyone”... are those who don’t free themselves from the musical boundaries and don’t understand the concept of an instrumental band.


This is the band that possesses a unique vision that no one seems to understand and with the kind of music that, in Portugal, few are the ones who do it, and fewer, the ones who executed it this way. This is what makes them different: from the common bands we see so often out there. But back to the point...

 

No one knows where this is gonna get and if there will be a tomorrow. If the acidity will keep going or if a bass line will lead the way through a path loosely swung at the bottom of the bottom. This is what pleases me, this kind of unpredictability in a band.

 

Where the next step can be an Earthless-­like elliptic drone; or a guitar rip Atomic Bitchwax style; or even an atmospheric guitar wandering on a celestial space of Comets on Fire, where there’s chaos and explosion effects that are yet to happen. This is what pleases me, to find out where the limits of sound are.

 

This is what so many San Francisco bands are doing for years, and it’s in them – in part – that this one inspires itself. All this scene of psychedelic rock that is gaining international underground attention as each day goes by. It’s this more actual side that merges with the past present of stoner-­rock. This is the first structure in the sound dissection of Black Bombaim... a jam session between two short stories." (TheSirensSound.com)

 

-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­

 

"Black Bombaim is the most notable band to come out of Portugal to grace the stoner rock scene.

 

Barcelos, the small Portuguese market town, where the trio of Ricardo (guitar), Senra (drums) and Tojo (bass) homed their craft, is more widely recognized for its famous pottery and the Barcelos Cockerel than it is for its blistering heavy heathen onslaught.

 

‘Saturdays and Space Travels’ the bands first full length, vinyl only double sided LP release, clocks in at 39 minutes and 24 seconds however, instead of being comprised as individual tracks, the release is instead made up of two separate instrumental, hard-­hitting blistering licks, that have been locked in a cage of ear-­shattering feedback.

 

‘Side A’, at 19 minutes and 47 seconds (as is ‘Side B’) sees the trio unleash their complex sound upon the listener. Beginning with a hazy, wall of sound, made famous by 60’s space-­rock icons Hawkwind, the track gradually builds into a trance-­inducing, repetitive and sluggish metal ascendancy, with the occasional trip into space.

 

While ‘Side B’ continues to be more of the same, due to the length of both individual tracks it may be advised to be listened to in broken down segments rather than in one fail swoop.

 

That said, the blend of sluggish metal and hazy space-­rock works well and with this release Black Bombaim have set down the marker for fellow Portuguese stoner rock band to beat." (ChybuccaSounds.com)

 

RIYL: Earthless, Sleep, Black Sabbath, The Heads, Hendrix, Comets On Fire, Atomic Bitchwax, Harsh Toke, GNOD, Colour Haze, Kyuss, Hawkwind, releases found on Cardinal Fuzz, Tee Pee Records, & Fuzz Club

PERM-040

The Exit - The Exit E.P. 7"

LP Edition of 500 - 100 on Ultra Clear, 400 on Black
2-Sided Full-Color 12"x12" Fold-out Poster Insert Included w/ In-store Exclusive 100 on Ultra Clear Edition

AVAILABLE AT YOUR LOCAL RECORD STORE ON RECORD STORE DAY, SATURDAY, 4/19/2014

 

 

Impossibly rare Chicago Punk from 1979! Contains "Who Asked You" from their sole release + three unreleased tracks culled from the original master tapes!

 

Some History For ya:

"Chicago's vast South Side in the late 1970s wasn't exactly the ideal breeding ground for punk rock, but as evidenced by the output of the prolific Disturbing Records label (Cunts, Meaty Buys, Painterband, etc) and a few shining examples of subversive culture festering in the shadow of the bleak shadow of Midway, such as The Imports from Hyde Park on Circkle Records, most notoriously, the band with the least-known history has always been The Exit. As noted numerous times, Chicago's disorganized, disconnected 70s punk 'scene' evolved on both the North Side as well as the South Side, with the latter focusing on the bands circulating around Harlow's Nightclub on the the 8000-block of south Cicero, and have a far lesser known cast of characters sadly left out of the mainstream historical context. As an area at the time known for its diehard sports fanaticism as well as it's tough, blue collar lifestyle, punk didn't have a fighting chance competing with cover bands in neighborhood corner bars and avoiding the inevitable fisticuffs associated with being anything outside of "normal" in 1979. But this is where a band such as The Exit shines through the debris and really stands out historically as a diamond in the rough.

 

When doing research for the 2003 'History of Chicago Punk 1976-81' feature article for Horizontal Action Magazine, we were confronted with nothing but blank stares when inquiring about most of the South Side bands, even from some of the Disturbing Records camp, which only further proves the isolation and disconnection effect of playing and recording such polarizing music at such an early time. The lone 7" release from The Exit was a total mystery to even the most vivid memories of not only band members, but also promoters, DJs, photographers, and general punk enthusiasts from the era, and the amount of money the single sold for, if and when it ever even appeared for sale, was often staggering, making this band even more intriguing.

 

As luck would have it, ten years later, one of the original band members from The Exit casually walked into Permanent Records and introduced themselves, finally forming the connection that had eluded so many attempts to locate the band in the past. If you've heard the two songs on their sole self-released 1979 single, you know the style of snotty atypical Chicago punk this band was capable of crushing down, but to most people of the record buying public, it was still a record very few would hear, let alone ever see or be able to purchase. Even the folks producing the Chicago punk history film 'You Weren't There' had no connection, and were completely unfamiliar with this band, further bolstering the disconnection of a centralized 'scene' primarily based on the massive size of the Chicago sprawl.

 

Upon meeting the guys in The Exit, the news of unreleased recordings sent chills up the spines of anyone within earshot, so when Permanent got it's hands on these unheard tracks, you could feel the 'missing link' falling into place, and man is it ever worth the wait. What wasn't as evident on the 7" tracks was the raw NY Dolls/Berlin Brats/Stooges/Teenage Lust-style toughed-up glam rock sound the band was hiding in their other tracks, a mean and skull-stomping meat & potatoes thug punk sound that could have been HUGE if it reached the right ears at the time. Sounding much more '1976' than '1979' here with a slight anglo-punk snarl in the vocals and a tight proto-punk back beat, these unreleased tracks by The Exit are going to strip the paint from your ceiling and have you climbing the walls within seconds. You won't know what hit you, but you will continue hitting yourself with it because there's even MORE on the way. So rejoice in this epic Midwest 70s punk archeological find, and be sure to console to all the cocksure 70s North Side punkers, because Chicago underground music history is being completely rewritten right before our ears here, and despite the never-ending rift between the North & South, this time everyone wins."

 

- Todd Killings / VictimofTime.com / HoZac Records 2014

 

RIYL: Buzzcocks, The Damned, Dead Boys, Epicycle, Flamin' Groovies, and Killed By Death rarities

PERM-039

Basic Cable - I'm Good To Drive LP

LP Edition of 300 - 100 on Beer, 400 on Black
Includes Printed 12x12 Insert

LP - $14.99 - [buy]

 

 

Our buds at the Empty Bottle penned this little bit about Basic Cable for our 7th Year Anniversary party and we think it sums these snide booze fueled bad vibe bringers up very fucking nice:

"Channeling bad vibes, worse hangovers and a general life-keeps-shitting-on-us attitude, Chicago's BASIC CABLE find a way to have fun as they commiserate with each other, and their listeners. Fairly new to "the scene," their blown out guitars, shouted, monotone vocals and punishing rhythms make for a noisy, punk-as-fuck attack that tingles our dingles in ways we can barely comprehend." – Empty Bottle

Review snipets from split flexi single with Endless Bummer on Notes and Bolts / Eye Vybe Records:

"Basic Cable, formed by ex-Loose Dudes, Heavy Times, and current Running members, is a thrashing two minutes of caterwauling vocals, and instruments that sound like they're going to fall apart at any moment." – Notes and Bolts / Eye Vybe Records

"Basic Cable, comprised of some Chicago's assorted noteworthy maniacs from various other quality acts mentioned above, lean in thick and mean with a paranoid rocker that pummels a riff into the ground while some terrifying laser sound sets its sights for your soul. It's all over waaaay too soon, so here's hoping we're getting more material from BOTH acts in the near future. Savagely Recommended." – Permanent Records


RIYL: Cows, Jesus Lizard, Pissed Jeans, METZ, Watery Love, Fang, AmRep

PERM-038

Bil Vermette - Katha Visions LP

LP Edition of 300 - 100 on White, 200 on Black
Digital Download of Album Included w/ Bonus Download: Bil's 1984 Cassette-only "Environ-Mentals", A 46 Minute Composition

LP - $14.99 - [buy]

 

 

Not too far in the past we stumbled across Bil Vermette along with an entire sealed box of his phenomenal private press LP, "Katha Visions", from 1984. Here's the back-story for this re-issue we are so very proud to present:

"Words can barely begin to describe the excitement of finding one copy of this private press rarity, let alone a whole box direct from the distributor STILL SEALED FROM 1984! Thanks to a tip from our ol’ buddy Steve Krakow (aka Plastic Crimewave) we visited Bil Vermette (a recent “Secret History of Chicago Music” subject) himself at his lovely home in Berwyn recently to buy some of his rare Krautrock records. When we arrived at Bil’s place, we were stunned to find an incredible collection of LPs and singles of various genres, and COMPLETELY FLABBERGASTED when he dusted off a whole box (25 sealed copies) of his own privately pressed record from 1984! In case you’ve never stumbled across this one before, it’s Bil’s sole LP release and it rarely surfaces in the wild. Bizarrely enough, these sealed copies are the first we’ve ever laid eyes on here at Permanent, and this will probably be the last we ever see. In short, this record is RARE! And Bil doesn’t have many copies left. The only other box he had in his possession was not full and he said he was hanging on to them for sale at future live performances – which are also quite infrequent.

Even if this record wasn’t incredible, which it just so happens to be, we would’ve jumped at the chance to offer these up to y’all. Fans of all things SYNTH absolutely must hear this LP. Bil is a synthesizer aficionado and it shows. The first track on the “dark side” is “Mountain Funeral”, an aptly titled ambient synth dirge if there ever was one. The title track ventures into territory that was likely influenced by Terry Riley and could’ve easily been an influence on Bitchin’ Bajas. It’s a repetitive, layered, and soothingly long centerpiece to the album. “Long Trail Down” closes out the A-side with effects that sound like seagulls floating over the top of the layered synth chord drones and melodies. It’s an easy track to get lost in, but then again, so is this whole record.


The “light side” (aka Side B) begins with “Morning Dance” an upbeat number featuring the first appearance of synthetic rhythms. Up to this point, “Katha Visions” has been completely instrumental, but “Someday Soon” features the only appearance by guest vocalist Dan Cooper. Cooper’s voice is melancholic and robotic, which fits in with the rest of the track perfectly. “Staircase” sounds like a long-lost John Carpenter horror flick theme while the album’s closer “Opposites Attract” is the curveball track on “Katha Visions”. It includes the first and only appearance by Bruce Walters, an old high school chum of Vermette’s. Bruce disrupts the synth-clusiveness of the record with some soaring guitar lines that have us wondering what else he was up to around this time. We could also see Moon Duo doing a pretty bitchin’ cover of this one.

The cover photos on this idiosyncratically private press-style jacket were taken by another old boyhood buddy of Vermette’ named Larry Spivack. According to Bil, he “was looking for B&W shots of trees reflected on water and Larry nailed it.” We agree. The packaging matches the goods.

When I asked Bil if he wanted me to include any particular info in the review of his LP, he mentioned that “Katha Visions was recorded in the summer of 1984 over 3 weekends, six hour sessions. From midnight to 6am.” We find the late-nightiness of the recording palpable. We think you’ll agree. Need we say any more?" – Lance Barresi, Owner of Permanent Records

RIYL: Krautrock, Kosmiche, Minimal Synth, Private-Press, Terry Riley, Conrad Schnitzler, Bitchin Bajas

PERM-037

MERX - 20000 Sq Ft Under The Sea LP

LP Edition of 300 - 100 on White, 200 on Black

LP - $14.99 - [buy]

 

 

MERX INCLUDES ½ OF GERMAN ARMY

 

LA's MERX is back with another platter of menacing post-punk, no-wave, cold-wave, industrial electronic thinking-man's creep terror.

 

Reviews of 20000 Sq Ft Under The Sea:

"Second release from this LA band, originally a Skrot Up cassette but now a spin down slab of vinyl thanks to this Permanent press. If you like mad intoning renegade preacher/vocalists, even if you never stumbled across Suicide before, this album is for you. On first listen, I was smitten. And that first track, with deep voice wordless and reverbed into wanton rant. Hell, yeah! Side 1 songs come and go like sitting at a busy intersection during rush hour and watching for weirdos go by in cars. These songs feel like they are chrome-plated with tinted windows so you can’t quite see what’s inside them. Maybe a body, maybe a couple of tanks of oxygen, or is it a toxic chemical? Like those car occupants, the 8 songs on side 1 are gone but leave an indelible impression. Drum machine makes you want to dance, but the baritone madman vocalist is staring at you so you better not move. Little rifflets of guitar that could have an ocean of spy surf behind them. Rev’d up synths idle wildly. After my second listen, I felt like I was in a dingy bar with only bouncers, and each bouncer is trying to throw another bouncer out. The flip side is a single track at 45 RPM PLEASE NOTE. It’s kind of a chaotic free form take of the tighter vibe from the songs on the flip (indeed lyrics from 20 Sq Ft get howled into the fray). Kind of a lunatic jam with that poet/prophet/pervert shouting in the storm. Really digging this release. A rare burly form of synth rock!" (Thurston Hunger, KFJC 89.7 FM, 12/12/2013)

 

[cassette version on Skrot Up]
"I thought I read somewhere that Merx is an offshoot of some sort stemming from the German Army family tree, which would be awesome. No matter: Twenty Sq Ft stands on its own at the summit of randomness, flitting from disguise to disguise until they barely recognize who’s staring back at them in the mirror. They can be muscular and threatening or, as “Swim Job” attests, quite funky, or at least as funky as a limited-run tape band can be. I suppose gloomy post-punk would have to be brought up in the conversation if you were trying to describe this cassette to a dipshit, but umbrella terms aren’t going to protect you from the unrestrained, infectious enthusiasm pouring from the pores of these sketchy tunes. Let them do their work and Merx will reward you in a perplexing manner. Which reminds me: Do you have the proper documentation to be listening to Twenty Sq Ft? Write Skrot Up to secure the appropriate paperwork." (Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum, Tiny Mix Tapes, 10/28/2013)

 

RIYL: Suicide, Throbbing Gristle, DNA, SPK, German Army, Brotman & Short, Cold Wave

PERM-036

Afflicted Man - I'm Off Me 'Ead LP

LP Edition of 500 - 100 on Red, 400 on Black
LP Edition of 300 on Black (Repress)

LP - $17.99 - [buy]

 

 

"I'm Off Me 'Ead" is DIY psych punk (or "Hippy Punk" as Steve Hall calls it) at it's finest, but don't just take my word for it.  Heavyweight record aficionados such as Henry Rollins, Byron Coley, Tom Lax, Doug Mosurock, and Geoffrey Weiss are BIG fans...

 

The idiosyncratic music critic, Byron Coley (Forced Exposure, Bull Tongue, Spin, Wire, Arthur), really lays it out there: 

"Steve Hall's Afflicted (Man) project was one of the greatest mystery wobbles to come out of the Brit DIY explosion. Trying to figure out what the hell these records were about took years to unravel. We even thought there might be a Nurse With Wound connection when United Dairies released the Afflicted Man's Musica Box LP. We were stupid, but can you blame us?  The slurred psych blues of I'm Off Me 'Ead were so unlike anything else going on at the time, it almost seemed like the whole thing had to be a put-on of some kind. There had been those earlier records, sure, this one felt way different. The concept of UK stoner-punks had existed for a few years, but their output had tended towards the arty end of things before this. There's a latent brutality to Im' Off that truly lashed our feeble minds. But maybe that's only because L.A. was awash in very good acid right about then. Still, it remains extremely  difficult to place this music inside the contextual history of what was going on then. Jesus, I would have loved to have caught a gig or two. Unimaginable. I bought I'm Off Me 'Ead at the old Vinyl Fetish store on Melrose in '81, same year I finally managed to snag a copy of Randy Holden's Population II, and they were both records I'd play to anyone who dropped by our pad in Santa Monica for a listening session. The utterly fucked-up-ness of both guitarists never failed to astonish anyone who wasn't too wasted to acknowledge what they were hearing. And so it is."

 

Tom Lax's Siltblog posted this:
"Afflicted Man's style could best described at stock-in-trade Brit DIY w/an almost Street Level sort've quality to it…Too freaked out for punks, too punked out for freaks... must've felt like a rusty safety pin stuck straight through the heart of whatever DIY fanbase Hall had acquired. And for all the Pink Fairies or Hawkwind type's that mighta come across it, it was too primitive & animalistic for their quid."

 

Geoffrey Weiss' is one of the most venerable record collectors in the world.  He summed it up like this:
"Deliriously incompetent, frighteningly direct, and bafflingly out-of-time, there is no doubt that Steve Hall is in touch here with something most of us can't get near. "

 

We here at Permanent absolutely love this record and are incomprehensibly honored to be the label reissuing it on vinyl for the first time ever.  It's been fully licensed by Steve Hall himself and painstakingly remastered by the total pros at Penguin Recording in Eagle Rock.  The jacket artwork was graciously reconstituted and touched-up by Bill "Trouble In Mind" Roe.  The full-color "I'm Off Me 'Ead" inner sleeve contains a bunch of unseen Afflicted Man photos, an unpublished interview with Steve Hall and a fully authorized reprint of Chris Stigliano's article from Forced Exposure #9 (Winter 1986).

 

 The first pressing (let's hope there's demand for multiple) is limited to 500 copies worldwide.

 

RIYL: Hawkwind, Pink Fairies, Deviants, The Fall, Alternative TV, Coloured Balls, Michael Yonkers, Vic Godard, Mark Perry, Private Press / Outsider Rock, and REPETITION

PERM-035

WatchOut! - Flashbacker LP

LP Edition of 500 - 100 on White, 400 on Black (2013 RSD EXCLUSIVE!)
LP Edition of 300 on Black (2014 Repress)

LP - $14.99 - [buy]

 

 

Domestic reissue of Chilean group's debut LP, previously available only on CD and a uber-limited lathe-cut import LP; WatchOut! is the lovechild proof that Os Mutantes and Popol Vuh had an elicit rendezvous in mid-­‐70's Santiago. This Chilean rock group blends krauty synth textures with a Tropicalian style not so successfully crafted since the 70's. Latin rhythms, fuzzy, wah-­‐wah guitar leads, and melodic organ patterns are sewn sweetly together to create a quilt of psychedelic pop that would comfort even the coldest Brazilian psych aficionado. This LP was one of the best unheard and under-­‐released records of 2011. "Flashbacker" includes seven tracks of 60's Brazilian psych, 70's German hypnotism, 80s UK fuzz pop, and Indian raga influenced jams all seamlessly and brilliantly woven together.

 

For Fans Of: Os Mutantes, Popol Vuh, Jesus and Mary Chain, Follakzoid, Holydrug Couple

PERM-034

Bitchin Bajas - Krausened EP 12"

LP Edition of 500 - 150 on Green, 350 on Black
OUT OF PRINT

 

 

Fans of Terry Riley, Kraftwerk, Conrad Schntizler, and Kosmische Musik in general take note! Bitchin Bajas has returned to Permanent Records (following their split single with Moon Duo) with a brand new record of side-long transcendental synth workouts. This is Bitchin Bajas most accessible and autobahn ready delivery to date!
Bitchin Bajas began as a side project, but Cooper Crain of CAVE and Dan Quinlivan formerly of MAHJONGG have been spending as much time, if not more, with Bitchin Bajas as they have with the aforementioned groups and they've been progressing very quickly. In just two or so years, Bitchin Bajas have released three critically acclaimed LPs (one on Important Records and two on Kallestei Editions), two incredible splits (one with Moon Duo and the other with the Peaking Lights- related Faceplant), and one very limited edition cassette tape.

The two side long pieces on this nearly 40 minute EP were written on their 2012 European tour and recorded and mixed over three days by Bitchin Bajas at Minbal Studio in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Features eye-popping cover artwork by artist Jeremy Kannapell.

 

500 copies pressed: 350 on black vinyl available for wholesale. 150 on colored vinyl available exclusively from Permanent Records.

 

"A whole mess of cats in the drone-age try to spiral upward to the heights of Bitchin Bajas, but few nail the sacred combination of Harmonia/Neu! and Steve Hillage circa Rainbow Dome Music with the same air of confidence." - Tiny Mix Tapes

 

"The forthcoming EP Krausened (Permanent) adds a gentle motorik drive reminiscent of Neu! while maintaining the music’s tonal warmth and textural lushness." - Chicago Reader

 

"It’s also probably contributed to repeated plays of the new Bitchin’ Bajas EP, extracted further down, which is an honest and beautiful Riley/motorik hybrid." - Wild Mercury Sound // Uncut Magazine

PERM-033

Obnox - Rojo LP

LP Edition of 300 - 100 on Bone, 200 on Blood Red
OUT OF PRINT

 

 

Bim "Only My Mom Calls Me Lamont" Thomas' legendary status as the drummer in the Bassholes, This Moment In Black History, and more recently, Puffy Areolas, may soon be overshadowed by his current full-time project, Obnox. "Rojo" is some serious next level shit. If you dig noise rock, psych, free jazz, and most importantly, cacophonous repetition, you're gonna absolutely love this record.

Obnox stormed out of the gates with a thunderous debut LP "I'm Bleeding Now" on Smog Veil. That record is long since sold out and has been repressed on Gerard Cosloy's 12XU imprint. Gerard also released Obnox's first 7" EP "Masonic Reducer". The third Obnox release bore the venerable Negative Guest List logo on its hind-quarters. How's that for pedigree?

"I'm Bleeding Now" and the subsequent 7"s garnered much critical acclaim. The LP was called "a furious mix of Stooges grooves and swirling turbulence", "all thunder and fury, like the Melvins if they loosened up a whole lot", "gloriously sculpted white noise" and a "sonic mindfuck" by Stephen Slaybaugh at the Agit Reader.

If Mr. Slaybough thought "I'm Bleeding Now" was intense, I can't wait to hear what he thinks of "Rojo". Upon hearing "Rojo". I was initially rendered speechless. Thankfully, Bim read my mind when he called "Rojo" "noisy as fuck with some kind of African freakbeat, with some sprinkles of Can!" I dare critics to come up with a more apt description of this incredibly unique recording.
300 copies pressed: 200 on blood red wax available for wholesale. 100 on bone white available exclusively from Permanent Records.

For Fans Of: Puffy Areolas, The Stooges, Mainliner, Birds Of Maya, Liquorball, Funkadelic, Bassholes, This Moment In Black History

PERM-032

Cuntz - Aloha LP

LP Edition of 500 - 100 on White, 400 on Black (2013 RSD EXCLUSIVE!)
OUT OF PRINT

 

 

The Australian pressing of “Aloha” on Homeless sold out immediately upon release! Permanent Records is honored to offer up the first domestic pressing of this Australian noise punk group's debut LP for Record Store Day 2013! Here’s one of “Aloha”s many glowing reviews:

 

"In 2012, Australia continues it's recent (the past 6-­7 years anyway, beginning with the rise of Eddy Current Suppression Ring) trend of producing quality output and this album certainly doesn't let the standard slip! Cuntz are four young Melbourne misfits playing a brand of sludge-­y noise rock, whilst maintaining a clear punk ethos and "fuck you" attitude. A friend of mine recently described Cuntz as "evil". I hear Flipper-­esque barbs in the lead singer Ben Mackie's delivery, whilst the sounds remind me of '80s Melbourne noise miscreants Venom P. Stinger. These young guys that make up Cuntz were not even born when these two bands were (originally) around. Topping it off, and my personal favourite distinguishing feature is the understated guitar shards behind it all, never over-­bearing, but traces of the The Birthday Party abound. There's also some synth parts played on a few tracks, which only adds to the feelings of a down-­trodden existence...the subject matter of Aloha seems to focus firmly on the seedier aspects of society and life in general? ...No doubt, once the second LP is released and comparisons to Total Control are made, folk will be scrambling to find a copy of this debut...I imagine those will be long gone..." – user: snapstruly / rate your music

 

For Fans Of: Birthday Party, The Fall, Flipper, Feedtime, Big Black, Total Control, Venom P. Stinger

PERM-031

Merx - Merx LP

LP Edition of 100 on Black

Hand Assembled Artwork w/ Tracklisting Insert

Random Hand-Made Collages, Stickers, and Weird Notes Written By Band Members

OUT OF PRINT

 

MERX is the most highly-educated band of professionals in LA.  Maybe that's why the members have chosen to keep their off-the-grid musical hobby so minimally simplistic.  Each one of the nine songs on Merx's debut LP is comprised of looped synthetic drums, repetitively melodic bass and synth lines, and post-apocalyptic Morricone-esque guitar bits.  Over the top, a very tall man in a Throbbing Gristle/Mickey Mouse/Grateful Dead parody tee speak/sings shouts/whoops like a baritone hybrid of Ian Curtis, Nick Cave, and Alan Vega.  His lyrics are simplified existential philosophies that seem worthy of printing, studying, analyzing, and pondering for all eternity.  Of course, this man chose not to include his lyrics on the insert.  What you do get, however , are a bunch of random hand-made collages, stickers, and weird notes written by band members (who will remain nameless) themselves.  The songs are short, memorable, and timeless post-punk numbers that sound similar, but not exactly like anything we've ever heard before.  The band member's education obviously extends beyond the classroom and into the rock'n'roll realm, specifically UK circa 79-81.  "Merx" is a timeless 21st century record for connoisseurs with a morbid curiosities.  That means you.  Mastered by Cooper Crain of Cave, Bitchin' Bajas at 45 RPM for maximum response, volume, and fidelity. Highly recommended, indeed.

PERM-030

The Pows - Once With Snot & Blood LP

LP Edition of 100 on Black

Hand Assembled Artwork w/ Tracklisting Insert

2012 Record Store Day Exclusive

OUT OF PRINT

 

Columbia, Missouri was our mecca for music in the early 2000's. The scene in this small oasis of a college town was loaded with talent, creativity and youthful energy. Some really talented musicians came out of that era of Columbia. The bands they performed in and went on to perform in include bands you may have heard of like Cave, Mahjongg, Heater, Bitchin' Bajas, Jerusalem and the Starbaskets, Bobby Conn, and California Raisins. The Pows were one of the best bands in Columbia during the 1998-2004 years. The band began as a snotty garage punk duo before they were old enough to drive. Over the course of a couple of years, they added a couple members, aged slightly, and got way more experimental. Columbia's Andy Warhol figure, Channing Kennedy, and his CDr label Cat Jams fostered the the local music scene. The Pows put both of their records and a 'Hits' comp out on Cat Jams, alongside bands like The I Love You But I'm Not In Love With Yous, Swamp Fuck, the post-Pows project Sabertooth, and a bunch of other stuff no one outside of Columbia, save for a few hyper-cool Japanese peeps, have ever heard of. We digress. This scene is what we grew up with. It inspired us to start our first band, open our own record store, and start our own label. How's that for DIY? The Pows were one of our favorite bands in Columbia while they existed. Their brand of snotty White Stripes-like minimalism meets Chrome-esque weirdness (supposedly they hadn't heard Chrome before recording this stuff) was like anything we'd heard up to that point and, honestly, still some of our all-time favorite shit. Seriously. Liz and I learned all the songs on their first album and performed as The Pows after they'd broken up at a show that Channing booked at Maude Vintage (another important piece of the Columbia puzzle) as a The Pows final performance. So few people saw the Pows when they were active that hardly anyone even noticed that we weren't them. We were honored to be mistaken for The Pows. We were also honored to release another Columbia band's last LP, Warhammer 48k's epic "An Ethereal Oracle", as the first record on Permanent a few years later after just having opened our Chicago location. Warhammer broke up and a couple of the guys went on to play in Cave. Cave's drummer, Rex McMurry, was an original member of The Pows. As was Cave art guru and Heater member, Zach McLuckie. We hounded these guys for years about doing a Pows record on Permanent and it's finally come to fruition. We couldn't be more proud to be releasing this Pows career-spanning restrospective LP as the 30th Permanent release on Lance's 30th birthday as part of our 5th Record Store Day celebration. We pressed up, hand-numbered, hand-glued, and hand-stamped 100 copies of this record. Probably not enough, but we'll let you be the judge. Either way, this probably ain't the last you'll hear from Columbia, Missouri. - Lance & Liz

PERM-029

Lumerians - Transmissions From Telos Vol. IV

LP Edition of 500 - 150 on Transparent Sea Blue, 350 on Bone

Official Domestic Pressing

OUT OF PRINT

 

 

Transmissions Vol. IV is a selection of spontaneous music from the Lumerians hard drive catacombs.
Side A are fragments of raw stellar ore. Unnamed and unclassified, delivered with a thin protective lubricant to prevent violent combustion in the Earth's oxygen rich atmosphere.
Side B is a trans-dimensional demon love child, imploding with raging love, but too grotesque to live in this world. Left anonymous lest the utterance of his name bring doom to us all.
Vol. IV is the first offering in a continuing episodic odyssey.
The record will be released on limited edition vinyl by Hands in the Dark (FR) and Permanent Records (US) in July 2012. Permanent’s 29th label release! Limited ONE-TIME ONLY pressing of 500 copies!
Transparent Sea Blue Wax Limited to 150! Exclusively available at Permanent!
Bone White Wax Limited to 350!

Before the test pressing was approved, the internets were blowing up with glowing reviews of Lumerians latest release on Permanent Records (co-released with the Parisian Hands In The Dark imprint). Instead of us telling you what this otherworldly record sounds like, we decided to cull some of the descriptions from the various accolades the record has already received.

AdHoc.fm proclaimed: “‘Track 1′ is a psychoactive freeform fallout of epic space-glam proportions.”

"Track 1" effortlessly builds and breathes, sounding like some rainbow-tinted 'the blob' that Steve Mcqueen can only beat if he has the right dance moves. Fuzzed and wah'ed beyond belief, guitars lines speak in code, echo and repeat in some holy and historic manner. Driving rhythms keeps the song and record in a nearly perpetual motion, a particular feat among these songs” says Impose.

Aquarius noted that “the second track introduces more buzz, and adds some psychedelic freakout to the mix, getting downright proggy before finishing off the side with something much more drone out and soundtracky, swaddled in woozy fuzzy synths.”

According to Impose, “Lumerians slow things down with "Track 3." Sounding a bit more like a raga, there's a strong middle eastern influence to the song. Frequently buzzing and explosive, Lumerians have led listeners deep into the desert and there hasn't been food for days, water for hours and soon enough mirages appear and disappear. Lumerians have a way of disguising and changing their instruments into wholly different things: what sounds like guitars are truly organs, organs really guitars or sounds that are completely unrecognizable.”

And Alex Cobb of Experimedia says: “The epic finale proves most transportive, as seething, delayed leads and drones finally resolve into a murky, driving jam. Recommended for fans of PSF, krautrock as such, the aforementioned VHF output, and even aboveground contemporary psych acts like Wooden Shjips and Comets of Fire.”

‘Transmissions’ has also been referred to as “a tripped out krautfunk blowout”, “an acid guzzling, galaxy traveling spaceship”, “shambolic, lurching psych rock”, "Tarantino-esque", and “a Can-ish repeato rhythm section backed by swirling organ and wah guitar for a spacious chunter through a summery psych hinterland populated by library synth tones and tribal, clattery kraut hypno-grooves… Impressive drug jams throughout.”

Impose couldn’t have said it better when they said: “these sessions not only excite, but continue to reveal its sprawling and epic secrets every listen.”

If these truly are - “lost orphan songs, hand-picked from [a] overwhelmingly vast improvisation archive. The first in a series of radiation burnt offerings” - as the band states, we’re in for a wild ride. This one won’t be repressed, so please act accordingly. Even if we hadn’t put it out ourselves, it’d come HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

PERM-028

Feeling Of Love / Ty Segall - Tour Split 7"

7" Edition of 750 - 200 on Yellow, 550 on Black

2012 US Tour Split

OUT OF PRINT

 

In celebration of their 2012 US tour, French glue-wave garage psychsters Feeling Of Love have joined forces with San Francisco's garage rock prince Ty Segall for this LIMITED EDITION split single. Both tracks are EXCLUSIVE to this release. Feeling Of Love and Ty Segall will be sharing the stage in SF, LA, and San Diego.

Review of Feeling of Love's 'Dissolve Me' from GET BENT: "Drawing from influences such as the Velvet Underground and krautrock bands like Neu!, Dissolve Me is darkly hypnotic and repetitive."

From Pop Matters:
Segall’s standout 2011 album Goodbye Bread, in particular, pushed the limits of garage rock’s nuts-and-bolts conventions, blending in easy, blissed-out harmonies without losing any of the ramshackle spontaneity that makes garage rock what it is.

PERM-027
King Blood - Eyewash Silver LP

LP Hand Numbered Edition of 300 on Black
Xeroxed Insert on Orange Paper
Hand Assembled Artwork
Originally Released in an Edition of 100 in 2010 on Ignorant Gore

Edition of 300 on Black

LP 2013 "Bargain" Special Edition of 100 w/ Hand-Screened Fold-Over Sleeve

LP - $9.99 - [buy]

When we first officially re-issued the (self-released / Ignorant Gore) debut King Blood LP, "Eyewash Silver" in 2011, the entire pressing, to our dismay, was delivered to our doorstep minorly warped. A re-repress was immediately ordered up and thankfully arrived flat(er) and went on to become what we issued in 2011.  Flash-forward two years to 2013, King Blood has a hot shit new single on White Denim following the twice-pressed 2012 behemoth "Vengeance, Man" LP on the lovable Richie Records, not to mention copies of our long out-of-print "Eyewash Silver" repress selling on the reg for $20+ in the aftermarket (and even furthermore not mention the OG IG copies easily moving at $60+!). Well, here we are, we spun a bunch of the lightly warped copies from the initial repress and it turns out they play through just fine! We had a bunch of fold-over sleeves sleeves hand-screened by our good pal Kyle (Rotted Tooth man himself) with the "Eyewash Silver" artwork, stamped the center labels in a new color, and voilà, we're once again bringing you King Blood's "Eyewash Silver" at an unbeatable price of TEN BONES in exchange for a little wax warpage that does not affect play.
 
For the uninitiated check out what we had to say about the amazing "Eyewash Silver" upon our issue of the repress: 

In late 2010 a record came out of nowhere and blew our minds. That record was "Eyewash Silver" by King Blood. Unfortunately, it was issued in a limited edition of 100 copies and it disappeared faster than a fugitive at a busted up coke party. We initially discovered the record through a very enticing review that Doug Mosurock over at Still Single / Dusted wrote and our minds were blown when we received the records and realized that there was absolutely no hyperbole or exaggeration in Doug's review. For your reference, here's said review:

"Little anonymous fuzz guitar rudiment blowdown from ex-Snake Apartment guitarist Ryland Wharton (also the man behind the excellent Skulltones and Twonicorn labels). As King Blood, he lays down eight instrumental four-trackers rendered over a three-year period, nothing but guitar, bass and cymbal to keep time, and in that space the artist gets real, with simple themes repeated in a noisy, low-rent, yet meditative space. For as thick as these vibes get, the music itself is not necessarily aggressive, which is why these big, billowing songs sound gentle and bluesy and introspective, even in the overblown treatment most of them receive. Early Wooden Shjips or the Purling Hiss LP (and above all, Les Rallizes Denudes) would be good signposts for this album, but without the obvious psych moves like wah-solos and acid burn motifs, or the heavy drumming to keep time; King Blood wants to get you down by volume, and in that it is a drifting, uncompromising, diffuse and very loud success. 100 copies for this world, in paste-on sleeves – a few contain a silkscreened design on Stonehenge paper that was allegedly runoff from a gallery exhibition held earlier this summer. Those are signed and numbered as well. (availability? ask the angels…)"

Sounds exciting, right? Yeah, well it lives up to the review, and then some. "Eyewash Silver" is an incredible, dumbed-down, shit-fi, riff-drenched instrumental psych record that will KILL fans of Wooden Shjips / Les Rallizes Denudes (and all the rest of those touchstone bands mentioned in the review - Doug knows his shit). In fact, the same folks will be kicking themselves HARD if they don't grab one of these while they still have the (second) chance.

PERM-026
Charles Albright - Weight b/w I Am The Counter Culture (Drop Out) 7"
7" Hand Numbered Edition of 300 on Black
Xeroxed Insert
OUT OF PRINT

There's more than one Charles Albright in this world. One is an infamous American serial killer from Dallas, Texas. Another is a brilliant mathematician and a versatile (to say the least) musician from Sacramento, California. One has been called many things such as The Ripper, The Slasher, and The Eyeball Killer. The other has also been called many things such as savant, proto, psych, and punk. We'll leave it to you to decide which of these titles is more appropriate for which Charles Albright. All of these adjectives sound pretty apt to us.

Doug Mosurock over at Still Single reviewed Charles' last 7" by saying: "Albright is...capable of formidable guitar/loner-rock destruction, Ginn/Hazelmyer-style phrasing, and blown-out live drumming. Everything's cranked to 11, yet there's a balance about the recording that is worth mentioning...it just keeps giving and giving." Albright's aptitude for "impressively over-driven bass, barreling drums, ray-gun guitar solo and zen-like titular mantra" have also been noted by the fine folks over at Terminal Boredom.

We're obviously not the only ones who've been anxiously awaiting a third record from Albright. And here it is...yet another blown-out, lo-fi, catchy punk jammer with loads of hooks and sweet riffs to complete the trifecta. Albright's still a fine young man and he's doing so well. He's still on drugs and he's still happy he's a genius (and so are we), but he's not singing about any of that on this record. This Sacto punk has brutalized us twice before, but never quite like this. The third time's definitely a charm and even though Charles is no longer a loner he is still absolutely in charge on this one.

"Weight" finds Mr. A drumless for the first time ever, but the repetitive riff-tensity hides the lack of percussion pretty damn well on this wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am punker. For the B-side, Charles must've taken a ride on the Silver Machine, but he's obviously still feeling mean, 'cuz the riff behind "I Am The Counter Culture (Drop Out)" sounds quite a bit like a certain Hawkwind jam we all know and love. But this ain't no cover song, "(Drop Out)" stands on it's own as a killer psychedelic punk number for the ages.

This incredible single is limited to 300 hand-numbered copies and preceeds the sure-to-be mind melting debut full-length due out this Fall. Turn on, Tune In, and "(Drop Out)" while supplies last.

PERM-025
Puffy Areolas / Purling Hiss - My Hell / Walking Down The Street 12"
12" Edition of 750 - 200 on White, 550 on Black
2011 Record Store Day Exclusive
OUT OF PRINT

Permanent Records is proud to be releasing a very limited 12" split EP between two of America's finest underground psychedelic rock bands, Purling Hiss and Puffy Areolas.

Philly's Purling Hiss have quickly made a name for themselves and in just over a year have already released 3 critically acclaimed LPs on Permanent, Richie, and Woodsist in addition to an upcoming 12" release on Mexican Summer. They've toured with Kurt Vile and the Violators and share members with Birds Of Maya. Purling Hiss' side is an epic (nearly 9 minutes long) psychedelic noise rock burner complete with Mike Polizze's signature shred all over it.

Ohio's Puffy Areolas have been destroying PA's and blowing minds at DIY venues for a couple years now. They are one of the best and most dangerous live acts going these days. They've released a handful of 7" singles and a well-received LP on Siltbreeze within the last year and are still raging across America leaving nothing but crushed beer cans, empty pill bottles, and roaches in their wake. Puffy Areolas' side of this split is a doom-y noise psych annihilator that clocks in a just under 8 minutes.

Both sides of this deep groove 12" split EP were cut at 45 RPM for maximum volume.

Not for the faint of heart.

PERM-024
Cosmonauts - Cosmonauts LP
Edition of 500 - 100 on Easter Egg Yellow, 400 on Black (1st Press)
Edition of 500 on Black (Repress)
Full Color 12"x12" Insert
Originally Released as a Cassette in an Edition of 250 in 2010 on Burger
OUT OF PRINT
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Just in time for Cosmonauts MASSIVE European tour and hot on the heels of their second LP on BURGER RECORDS!

As many of you already know, Cosmonauts are Orange County's premier garage psych group and they're barely old enough to drink legally. These kids have only been making music together for a just a few years now, but they've already shared stages with and are garnering comparisons to well-known garage and psych acts like Black Angels, Ty Segall, and Thee Oh Sees. Although Cosmonauts share some similar influences with these groups, their sound is much grittier, more repetitive, and more Spacemen 3 influenced. Cassette tape tastemakers, Burger Records, released the Cosmonauts debut on tape back in 2010 and now it's available AGAIN on wax courtesy of Permanent Records. Fans of the aforementioned bands will absolutely be calling themselves Cosmonauts fans before the year is out they aren't already.

Second pressing is limited to 500 copies.

Cosmonauts Press:
"The Cosmonauts are shimmery, fun, and gregarious psychedelic pop from L.A., and anything that comes from the Burger Records stables is a surefire slamdunk crowd-pleaser. Shimmery 'cos of the 12-string guitar. This music for lovers is only four days late for your valentine. You could still make it up to her. Fans of Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall will enjoy ('psh...yeah right' I heard you say? Well suspend your disbelief 'cos this band does rise above mere ripoff level)..." – kulone.com

"Cosmonauts may just be the one-millionth psychedelic garage band that I've written about in my time at the Weekly Volcano, and I tell you it's the funniest thing: Though they hail from California, they sound like they could have just as easily been born out in our fair, gritty city. Something about performing in basements and garages seems to bring the grittiness out in any band. Cosmonauts share time equally in mind-melting squalls of Doors-esque acid rock and bursts of sweet, jumpy garage pop confection." – Weekly Volcano

 

PERM-023
Psyclones - Different Thinking People LP
LP Edition of 500 - 100 on Piss Yellow (SOLD OUT), 400 on Black
Full Color Inner Sleeve w/ Flyers, Lyrics, Discography Art
First 50 Orders On Yellow w/ Free Copy of the Psyclones' "Greatest Hits"
LP - $4.99 - [buy] - SALE!

Psyclones are an obscure 80's artpunk band equally influenced by Devo, Chrome, and Cabaret Voltaire. They released LPs on Subterranean and RRRecords along with numerous cassettes on their own label, Ladd-Frith, throughout the 80's. They played shows with many legendary punk groups such as X, the Lewd, Hüsker Dü and appeared on "The Gift Of Noise" comp in 1983 alongside No Trend, F/i, Senseless Hate, and Smersh. They're a self-proclaimed INDUSTRIAL POP group.

 

The Psyclones' "Different Thinking People" LP on Permanent Records contains all previously unreleased material from the bands formative years. The full-color printed inner sleeve features vintage show flyers, lyrics, and discography album art. Limited one-time pressing of 500!

 

From Option's Review of Psyclones "Psyclones" LP (Subterranean):
The Psyclones are one of those rare, highly creative bands... this is an album of creative, almost playful explorations within a rock and roll/experimental framework.

 

From Sound Choice's Review of Psyclones "Psyclones" LP (Subterranean):
Pop, progressive, industrial, and Chrome-like psychedelia.

 

From Unsound's Review of Psyclones "Psyclones" LP (Subterranean):
Psyclones fuse minimalism, post-punk, avant-garage, musique concrete, sensibilities, via guitar, electronics, synthesizers, trumpets, rhythm boxes, tapes, typewriter, clothes hamper, and who knows what else.

 

PERM-022
Various Artists - Busted At Oz LP
LP Edition of 500 - 100 on Red, 400 on Black
Officially Licensed 30th Anniversary Edition
Tip-on Stoughton Jackets Created w/ Vintage Print From Original Pressing
Repro'd Inner-Sleeve & Center Labels
All Proceeds Went to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
OUT OF PRINT

Finally! After 30 long years since it's original release, THE DEFINITIVE CHICAGO PUNK DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AGAIN ON VINYL! "Busted At Oz" was originally released in 1981 on Autumn Records. It has been long out-of-print and regularly fetches collector prices in stores and online. It contains some of the earliest recordings from well-known Chicago punk acts such as Naked Raygun and Effigies, as well as more obscure Chicago punk groups such as Strike Under, Subverts, Silver Abuse, and one of Chicago's first mostly-female post-punk groups, Da.

 

The tip-on jackets for this 30th Anniversary limited edition vinyl-only reissue were reproduced by Stoughton to look exactly like the original by using the actual vintage print left over from the original pressing!

 

The original master was expertly remastered for vinyl by Cooper Crain (CAVE). Additionally, the original printed inner sleeve has been reprinted. Also included are retrospective liner notes from original members of some of the bands. The best part...all proceeds will be donated to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.

Terry Nelson of Autumn Records:


Hats off to Lance and Liz at Permanent Records, for their enthusiasm, desire, and dedication to and for this project, without which it most likely would never have happened.

 

PERM-021 / PERM-021T
Cacaw - Cacaw LP/Tape
LP Edition of 500 - All on Brown & Green Splatter
Tape Edition of 100
Hand Screened Fold-over Jacket and J-Card
OUT OF PRINT

From the ashes of Coughs, formerly one of Chicago's best noise-rock bands, comes CACAW! Comprised of ardent members of the Chicago underground and art community (half-the band are professional screen printers), Cacaw is Carrie and Anya from Coughs, Zack from Lovely Little Girls, and Kyle from Slut Barf. Cacaw takes the Coughs sound and distills it down to a more minimal, yet no less intense brand of really fucking groovy noise rock. The band is essentially a double-bass guitar and drums rhythm section with some amplified can 'o' pennies, guitar, and snarly female vocals (vocal duties split between Anya and Carrie) over the top.

 

Though they have only existed for a little over a year, Cacaw have quickly become one of Chicago's most popular underground rock bands. Fans who have witnessed their live show always seem to leave begging for more. People outside of the city have started to take notice as well. Dan Friel of Parts and Labor says "Cacaw sounds smart, and evil, and heavy in an early-90's way, a la Amphetamine Reptile Records. So good."

 

The "Get a Brain" EP is Cacaw's first release and it's a doozy both sonically and visually. The clear vinyl record has one side of incredibly intense rhythmic jams and the b-side has been beautifully screen printed by members of the band. The card stock tri-color jacket has also been diligently screen printed by band members. This release is more than a record, it's a piece of art.

 

PERM-020 / PERM-020T
Brain Idea - The Survival Scrolls LP/Tape
LP Edition of 500 - 100 on Yellow, 400 on Black
Tape Edition of 100
OUT OF PRINT

Brain Idea is a relatively new Chicago band with nothing but one short cassette tape release to their name, until now. Their second tape release is also their debut full-length on Permanent Records. Here's what we said about their first cassette tape release back in December of '09:

 

One of Chicago's most exciting new bands! This is their debut tape and its UK DIY and NZ's the Clean influenced pop. Catchy as hell and totally DIY-style rock'n'roll. Highly recommended! By the way, re-recorded versions of these songs (and some extra material) will be released on your very own Permanent Records imprint later this year. Grab this 'demo' tape before it's gone to tide you over 'til then.

 

Well, the demo tape is out-of-print, but "The Survival Scrolls" is here in all of its fully-realized glory. The band took most of the material on the demo tape and re-recorded it with much more depth and reverb, especially on the vocals. There are some great instrumental interludes that tie the tracks together which are quite kraut-y in nature (these guys were the ones behind that NOi! tape (classic Oi! punk cuts covered krautrock-style), mind you). These guys are also in a CCR cover band called Graveyard Train, so you know they're of good taste. They cover the Clean for chrissakes. Fans of lo-fi DIY pop, krautrock, and CCR-esque maturity will absolutely dig Brian Idea. We fuckin' love 'em.

 

PERM-019 / PERM-019T
Black Math - Phantom Power LP/Tape
LP Edition of 500 - 100 on White, 400 on Black
Tape Edition of 100
OUT OF PRINT

WFMU aptly described Black Math's debut LP from 2009 as "Dark-wave buried in tape hiss, with grinding synth, electric cello, and drum machine. The three piece lists Depeche Mode and Big Black as influences, but they're not straight up 80s." The band will also tell you that Siouxsie and the Banshees are a big influence, but Black Math has a completely compelling, catchy, dark and mysterious sound all their own.

 

Permanent released Black Math's eponymous debut LP in a paltry edition of 100 copies. It immediately SOLD OUT and has been asked for regularly ever since. One fan offered as much as $120, hoping to find a remaining copy! Needless to say, their follow-up LP has been highly anticipated. This album features 9 new tracks of killer dark-wave pop (with some pretty harsh sounding guitar and synth parts) as well as an amazing cover of the Anals' "Commando of Love" (from the Anals' now sold out LP "Total Anal," also on Permanent). First press is limited to 500 copies and includes a digital download link.

 

PERM-018 / PERM-018T
Running - Running LP/Tape
LP Edition of 500
125 on Butterscotch w/ Lithograph Jacket (SOLD OUT), 375 on Black
All LPs Include Full-sized 12" Insert
Tape Edition of 100 (SOLD OUT)
OUT OF PRINT

Running is one of America's best psych/punk bands. Running sounds to us like Clockcleaner, if they played twice as fast and half as long. The vocals are reverbed beyond recognition, the drums are pummeling, and the bass and guitar are abrasive feedback-laden. After pumping out a couple of incredible cassette tape only releases, Running went into the studio and recorded some of their material (semi) professionally. Those recordings have now been preserved to wax as Running's debut 12" EP. This eponymous EP comes housed in a jacket with really interestingly created artwork* and contains exactly 13 totally brutal weird punk songs. If these guys were jockier, they'd be a hardcore band. Thankfully, they're too arty for that ish. We'd love to point you in the direction of the band's Myspace page for a preview, but they don't have one. Trust us on this one, or preview "#1 Dad" on the Permanent Records Chicago Myspace page. This record fucking rips! The first pressing is limited to 500 copies!

 

*All album artwork by Scott Nadeau. A portion of the jacket image, which was originally a 9 color reduction woodcut and litograph (prints were included with the limited edition versions of this LP). The image is an appropriation of the Luc-Olivier Merson painting entitled "The Soldier Of Marathon" from 1869. It was drawn by a mechanical drawing device known as THE NOT EXACTLY REPEATABLE PICTORAL STATEMENT MACHINE. It was invented and fabricated by Harvey Moon.


Review of Running:
In an age where most bands are omnipresent on multiple social networking sites, blog blasts, satellite radio and 'round town paster bombings, it's refreshing to have a band like Running come along; they've no official web presence, probably couldn't manage to blurt out a tweet if there were a .45 pressed to the side of their head and seem more than willing to let their music do the talking for them. Their live shows already have some proclaiming them as the heir apparent to sorely missed misanthropes Clockcleaner, and while such lofty assertions aren't totally out of line, the Chicago group's particular brand of scum-rock is its own unique undertaking, reveling in a claustrophobic-as-fuck murk that can't see far enough past itself to care what the world at large has to say.

 

It's somewhat ironic, then, that such a vile slab is truly a work of art to behold; the jacket of the special edition, which, is absolutely worth tracking down, is a beautifully crafted 9-color litho/woodcut that was created using a complex computer program, and you can watch the whole thing being assembled here. Which, clearly makes Running a wolf in sheep's clothing, with its garrulous attack that is ugly to the core, the trio pick up the mantle of so many of their fallen/OD'd predecessors (think Hammerhead) as they pummel the listener with a complex array of textures, tempos and piercing bouts of brain-scrambling feedback. Perhaps as a paean to its title, the twofer of "Klassic Rok/Classic Ron" lurches around like an alcoholic uncle, fearlessly groping any/everything in its path as it looks to satisfy its every vice simultaneously, while the bass-driven assault of "Little Fucker" is a seething anthem centered around a tattered guitar riff and a ratfuck rhythm that's held together by duct tape and shoe laces. Cavernous reverb envelopes the otherwise indiscriminate vocals of "Overdrafter", swathing it to bits and unceremoniously ending in what can only be described as heavy breathing in an iron coffin. Their visceral dismembering of post-punk is most notable during opener "Garbage Truck" which sounds like nothing so much as Buzzo from Melvins taking a chainsaw to A Certain Ratio, and then the Hacienda entirely.

 

With this self-titled debut, the band have marked their territory alongside like-minded peers Pigeon Religion and Pop. 1280, seamlessly fusing together a string of disparate influences into something altogether greater than the sum of its parts - scummy, scaly and utterly reviling. They make no pretense about their malice, which, in a world beset by bands tacking "tra la la" onto the end of every chorus, is a welcome change indeed. You want to find Running? Then you best get your ass out to see them the next time they're stalking a stage in your neck of the woods, 'cos ain't no blog big enough to handle this lumbering, hirsute beast of a band. Oh, and bring a helmet. - Impose Magazine

 

PERM-017 / PERM-017T
Heater - God and Hair LP/Tape
LP Edition of 500 - 100 on Red (SOLD OUT), 400 on Black
Tape Edition of 100 (SOLD OUT)
LP - $4.99 - [buy] - SALE!

Heater resides in a small college town off of I-70 known as Columbia, Missouri. The same cultural oasis in an otherwise sprawling rural wasteland that spawned Cave and Mahjongg, not to mention their various side-projects (ie. Lazer Crystal, Bitchin' Bajas, Jerusalem and the Starbaskets, etc.) Back in the late '90s and early '00s, Columbia was home to one of the most prolific, eccentric, and quality underground rock scenes in any small college town in America. You had to be there to know exactly what this writer is talking about, but hopefully someday you'll be able to live through it posthumously through a compilation release. The jury's currently out on that one, but that doesn't stop some of the members of that scene from making incredible new music currently. Heater is a three-piece Columbia super group, if such a thing exists. Heater's guitarist and lead singer, Zach "Zz" McLuckie, used to be a member of CAVE and Sneakers (both have released records on Permanent Records), among others. Heater's bassist / second guitarist, Jeremy "Jerusalem" Freeze also plays guitar in Jerusalem and the Starbaskets and both he and Heater's drummer, Jon "Wujj", formerly jammed together in California Raisins (their only release was a split 10" with CAVE also on Permanent).

 

Now that you have the band history, we might as well get into the sounds confined within, Heater's first widely distributed release. "God and Hair" is a super upbeat, melodic pop record in essence, but as I mentioned before, these guys come from a very DIY background. It's got some fast repetitive lo-fi punk rock jams with reverb enhanced vocals similar to those found on the Sneakers "Children Into People" EP, and some Clean-esque pop elements, but it's also got tracks with a great laid back summertime '90s alt-pop vibe not too dissimilar from the least noisy '90s moments of Sonic Youth and Sebadoh. All of these elements come together and make for a unique sound (thanks to a little help by Cooper Crain of CAVE's analog production techniques) and make for one hell of a summertime DIY pop jammer. Here comes the summer (of pop) here at Permanent Records.

 

PERM-016
Bitchin Bajas / Moon Duo - Fresh Hair / Bopper's Hat 7"
Edition of 750 on Black
2010 Record Store Day Exclusive
OUT OF PRINT
We here at Permanent Records couldn't be more delighted to be sharing with you our very first Record Store Day exclusive release, a split 7" between (the brand new CAVE side project) Bitchin Bajas and Moon Duo (featuring Wooden Shjips' guitarist Erik 'Ripley' Johnson). CAVE and Wooden Shjips share a lot in common, but their respective side projects make an even better split pairing. Each band specializes in minimalist, repetitive psych that's obviously influenced by krautrock. However, they differ in that Bitchin Bajas focuses on melodic repetition while Moon Duo is heavier on the rhythm and quite a bit darker. This is Bitchin Bajas' debut release. Moon Duo has released three critically acclaimed records to date. Both tracks on this split are exclusive to this release, which is limited to 750 copies, never to be pressed again.

 

PERM-015
Steel Pole Bath Tub - Unlistenable LP
Edition of 500 - 100 on White, 400 on Black
100 White w/ Screened Poster/Stickers
180 Black w/ Screened Poster/Stickers
Screen Design & Print by SPBT member Dale Flattum
First Time On Vinyl!
OUT OF PRINT
Steel Pole Bath Tub put out a bunch of killer records between 1986 and 1996, most of which are long out-of-print. Towards the end of their tenure, SPBT was signed to a major label in the free-for-all signing bonanza of the post-Nirvana years. The second album SPBT recorded in 1996 for their major was deemed "unlistenable" by the suits and went unreleased until 2001, when it came out on CD via Zero to One. So here we are 14 years after the original recording of this incredible record, releasing it on vinyl for the first time. The entire SPBT catalog is great, and is highly recommended to fans of the noise rock released on labels like AmRep and Noiseville, and genre defying bands like Chrome and Melvins, but "Unlistenable" stands out as a stellar document of a weird band at their weirdest, and it's a damn shame it took this long to finally hear it on wax.

 

PERM-014
Charles Albright - I'm Happy, I'm A Genius 7" EP
Edition of 500 - 100 on Orange, 400 on Black
Includes Insert by Charles Albright
OUT OF PRINT
Charles Albright self-released a 7" last year that knocked us out. It obviously had the same effect on Scott Soriano at S-S Records, 'cuz he reissued it on his own label. It's long since sold out and highly sought after. Anyhow, here's Mr. Albright's (not the serial killer, unfortunately) follow-up, a fine 7-song EP. It's a blown-out, lo-fi, catchy punk jammer with loads of hooks and sweet riffs. A couple of the tracks are experimental guitar instrumentals that give you a chance to catch your breath before picking yourself up off the ground to begin pogoing again. Charles is a big fan of Black Flag and if you are too (especially the early stuff), you'll probably dig this slab.

 

PERM-013
No Balls- Come Clean LP (U.S. Pressing)
Edition of 500 on Black
OUT OF PRINT

The debut LP by Brainbombs side-project, No Balls, old out immediately upon it's first release on the Swedish Release the Bats label. Here's the much more affordable, domestic pressing of 500 copies on Permanent. The only difference is the artwork. Just in case you're not already familiar with Brainbombs, here's a quick overview:

 

Brainbombs are a legendary Swedish noise rock band that've been putting out records for over two decades. They essentially drive dumbed-down, Stooges-esque riffs into the ground for 5 minutes, call 'em songs, and continue that way 'til the record is over, single or LP. Over the top, the vocalist delivers misogynist, creepy, and totally fucked up lyrics, all the while sounding like a serial killer writing his memoirs. Occasionally, there's some atonal trumpet skronk á la Steve Mackay's sax on "Fun House" in the mix. It's a simple, effective formula that should be easily replicated. Many have tried, but very few, if any have succeeded in the way Brainbombs have over the years. We're huge fans around here and we're honored to be working with these guys. For those of you already familiar with the Brainbombs MO, here's the deal. If you like Brainbombs, but you don't particularly care for the vocals, then you'll love this. If you like the Brainbombs, and the vocals, you'll still love this. "Come Clean" is brutal, pummeling, repetitive, noise rock at it's finest. Some folks are already calling it the RECORD OF THE YEAR.

 

PERM-012
Umberto - From The Grave... LP
Edition of 500 - 100 on Red, 400 on Black
Edition of 500 - Black (2nd Press)
Edition of 300 - Officially Licensed 2011 European Repress on Burka For Everybody
OUT OF PRINT
Expo '70 bass/synth player Matt Hill has gone solo. His debut LP under the Umberto moniker is an analog masterpiece heavily influenced by the classic film score work of Goblin, except arguably better. From the moment you drop the needle, you'll be transported to Italy as an extra in a vintage horror flick directed by Dario Argento. This is some of the most accessible, yet totally authentic sounding music of the "giallo" genre we've ever heard. It was previously only available as a hyper limited edition CDr and cassette tape via Sonic Meditations.

 

PERM-011
Nothing People - Enemy With An Invitation b/w Reinstall 7"
Edition of 600 - 100 on White (SOLD OUT), 500 on Black
Gold Foil Stamped Sleeve (Front & Back)

7" - $2.99 - [buy] - SALE!

Nothing People, like Wooden Shjips, are one of our generations great bands, that doesn’t tour much. Unless you live in or around their hometown of Orland, California or you happened to pick up one of their excellent releases on S-S or HoZac, you may not have ever heard of them, but those who have, love them. On previous releases, they’ve blended influences such as Chrome, Hawkwind, Roxy Music, and obscure proto-punk bands like Twinkeyz into a sound that’s all their own. This new limited edition 7”, housed in a texured glue pocket sleeve with gold foil stamping on the exterior, is the first release featuring former Monoshock member Doug Pearson! This release includes two of their most rockin’ numbers to date.

 

PERM-010
Purling Hiss - Purling Hiss LP

Edition of 328 - 109 on Grimace Purple, 219 on Black (1st Press)
Edition of 300 on Black (2nd Press)
Edition of 300 on Black (3rd Press)

2014 Tour Edition of 300 on Black w/ SCREEN PRINTED FOLD-OVER SLEEVES (4th Press)

Tape 2014 Tour Edition of 100 Grimace Purple Cassette Shells

LP - $14.99 - [buy]
TAPE - $5.99 - [buy]
Purling Hiss aka Mike Polizze has come a long way since 2009 and releasing his debut LP, our tenth label release on Permanent, as a Birds of Maya off-shoot project of solo recordings. Shortly following, THE HISS became a full touring band and has since released LPs on venerable labels such as Richie Records, Drag City, and Woodsist (not to mention, various cassettes).

Here are some words we penned about this LP upon it's initial release back in '09:
"Purling Hiss is one of Philly's Best! Purling Hiss is the side-project of Holy Mountain recording artists Birds of Maya guitarist Mike Polizze. Birds of Maya are a full-on psychedelic rock band from Philly.Apparently Birds just aren't full-on enough to satisfy Polizze's far-out tendencies. On his debut solo record Polizze plays bass drums and guitar relentlessly as if he's playing to save his life. This recording is so intense that the pressing plant told us they'd risk breaking their equipment if they cut the lacquers with the original master. We sent them a new master and it sounds great!"

For Fans Of: Birds of Maya, Earthless, Loop, High Rise, Les Rallizes Denudes and Lo-Fi Blown-Out Psych

 

PERM-009
Mako Sica - Live on Mayday at Strobe LP
Edition of 120 - Hand-Screened Jacket - Hand-Numbered
Digital Download Coupon w/ Bonus Tracks
OUT OF PRINT
Mako Sica is a Chicago band that features two former members of the underappreciated post-rock group Rope. However, post-rock doesn't really describe the sounds that Mako Sica make. Caucasian Desert Rock is the ridiculous sub-sub-genre that immediately came to mind the first time we saw them. Basically, Mako Sica sound like the more recent Dead Man Soundtrack-style Earth, if Earth were a Not Not Fun band. Live on Mayday at Strobe is Mako Sica's vinyl debut and it includes two sparse, but engaging, side-long tracks of trancelike psychedelia heavily influenced by the furthest out side of the Impulse Records catalog. At times, Mako Sica's sound is reminiscent of a Free Jazz-ier Group Doueh. As you can see, Mako Sica are a unique sounding group that are not easy to pigeonhole. Don't waste time trying to figure out where this is going to get filed in your collection as this release is limited to 120 hand-numbered, hand screen printed, hand stamped, hand assembled copies. Each copy includes a digital download of the entirety of the Strobe session recordings and a couple of super sweet inserts. We released it, so it's obviously comes with our highest recommendation. First come, first served.

 

PERM-008
Black Math - Black Math LP
Edition of 100 - Hand-Screened Jacket (black on white) - w/ Insert (1st Press)
Edition of 100 - Hand-Screened Jacket (purple on black) - w/ Insert (2nd Press)
OUT OF PRINT

Just over a year ago to, we released Black Math's debut LP. Here's what we said about it back in late July of '09:

The 7th record in our catalog is by a killer Chicago lo-fi bedroom pop trio called Black Math. We've pressed their debut LP in a limited edition of 100 copies with hand-stamped labels and insert artwork by ILTH of Daily Void. The jackets were hand-screened on both sides by Kyle of Cacaw. The record is loaded with dark, '80s UK cassette culture influenced, synth pop with guitar, cello, sparse reverb-drenched vocals, and drum machine beats you could dance to if you really wanted to. Fans of Joy Division, Tubeway Army, early Depeche Mode and OMD, and/or more contemporary stuff like Blank Dogs and Gary War will definitely dig the songs on this LP. Did we mention that it's limited to 100 copies and that it will be available pretty much exclusively from Permanent and the band?

 

The LP, limited to 100 copies, didn't last very long and has been asked about regularly ever since. One fan offered the band as much as $120 for a copy! Well fans, no need to give up a Benjamin for this record any longer. To coincide with the release of their second LP on Permanent, we've reissued it in another limited edition of 100 copies, this time the jackets are black and have been hand screen printed with beautiful purple ink. The inserts and hand stamped labels are slightly different, too. Grab one now before they disappear yet again. Black Math's debut has also been reissued on cassette tape via the Plus Tapes label.

 

PERM-007
Cheveu - Cheveau LP
Digital Download Coupon
Edition of 500 - 100 on White, 400 on Black (1st Press)
Edition of 500 on Black (2nd Press)
OUT OF PRINT

Two records ago we laid a noisy slab of wax on you by a sick French band called the Anals. That was our label's sixth vinyl release. The now out-of-print Black Math record was released seventh, even though it's technically catalog number 008. Circumstances and delays beyond our control were the cause for this madness, but we're back on track now that we have PERM-007 in our hot little hands. 006 and 007 butt up nicely to each other in that they're both records by French weird punk bands. Cheveu is just as weird as Anals, but in a slightly more subtle, garage-punk kinda way. They sound like the Fall on acid, but you know, Frencher. How did we work out a record deal with a second weird French band you ask? Allow us to quote our August 30th weekly update:

Cheveu did an in-store a year or so ago with Feeling of Love and totally knocked us out. Before they left, they laid a CDR of unreleased material on us that we spun and spun and spun, until it dawned on us that this material needed to be released on vinyl. We wrote the band and asked them what they were planning on doing with this unreleased material. When we found out there was no vinyl release in the works, we made an offer and the rest is P-Rex history.

Well it wasn't history then, but it is now. You may purchase a copy of Cheveu's Cheveau from us directly as of right now for $14.99, if you so choose. Each copy is loaded with a FREE digital download code and limited edition white vinyl copies are available exclusively from us, while supplies last. There's only 100 and many of them are already spoken for, but we should have black vinyl around for a however long 400 copies lasts. You can preview one track from the release on the Permanent myspace page and another on Cheveu's myspace page. The tracks are titled Kador Du Porno and Pangolin respectively. Hope you dig 'em even half as much as we do.

 

PERM-006
Anals - Total Anal LP
Digital Download Coupon
OUT OF PRINT

Metz, France seems to be teeming with great bands these days. Cheveu, Feeling of Love, Normals, and A.H. Kraken are just the tip of this incredibly huge Metz iceberg. Many of these bands share members, but they all have their very own sound. The Anals sound is similar to the aforementioned bands in their abrasive, weird punk base, but this duo is more obliviously influenced by the German industrial, electropunk group D.A.F. (via the Brainbombs) than any of their peers. Their single on Sweet Rot sold out almost immediately and the demand prompted a repress. Now here's your chance to hear this unique duo?s entire recorded output. This anthology LP includes both songs from the single, plus ten previously unreleased tracks.

 

PERM-005
Sneakers - Children Into People 7" EP
Edition of 500 / Tri-fold Cover

7" - $4.99 - [buy]

The fifth jam in the Permanent Records label discography is also our first 7", the Sneakers Children Into People EP. Sneakers consists of Rex (Cave's drummer) and Zach (former Cave bassist) and Children Into People is their debut vinyl release. The grooves within contain some of the catchiest weird punk jams you'll ever lay ears on. Head on over to our myspace page and check out Chick Freaked Out if you're not already sold and see for yourself. Limited to 500 copies, y'all. If you live in Chicago swing on by and pick up your copy today.

PERM-004
Cacaw - Get a Brain 12" EP + CD
One-Sided Vinyl w/ Hand-Screened b-side
Edition of 300, Hand-Screened Slip Full-Sleeve (1st Press)
Edition of 200, Hand-Screened Slip Quarter-Sleeve (2nd Press)
OUT OF PRINT

From the ashes of Coughs, formerly one of Chicago's best noise-rock bands, comes CACAW! Comprised of ardent members of the Chicago underground and art community (half-the band are professional screen printers), Cacaw is Carrie and Anya from Coughs, Zack from Lovely Little Girls, and Kyle from Slut Barf. Cacaw takes the Coughs sound and distills it down to a more minimal, yet no less intense brand of really fucking groovy noise rock. The band is essentially a double-bass guitar and drums rhythm section with some amplified can 'o' pennies, guitar, and snarly female vocals (vocal duties split between Anya and Carrie) over the top.

 

Though they have only existed for a little over a year, Cacaw have quickly become one of Chicago's most popular underground rock bands. Fans who have witnessed their live show always seem to leave begging for more. People outside of the city have started to take notice as well. Dan Friel of Parts and Labor says "Cacaw sounds smart, and evil, and heavy in an early-90's way, a la Amphetamine Reptile Records. So good."

 

The "Get a Brain" EP is Cacaw's first release and it's a doozy both sonically and visually. The clear vinyl record has one side of incredibly intense rhythmic jams and the b-side has been beautifully screen printed by members of the band. The card stock tri-color jacket has also been diligently screen printed by band members. This release is more than a record, it's a piece of art.

 

PERM-003
Cave / California Raisins - split 10" + CD
Hand Screened Jacket
OUT OF PRINT

Cave is back and this time they're sharing the limelight with Columbia, Missouri's newest group, California Raisins. The new, self titled Cave/California Raisins split is now available on 10" wax and includes a CD of the complete album. The California Raisins share nothing in common with the fictional R&B animated Raisins of the late-80s. These dudes get down and dirty on some groove-a-delic punk rock. They share a riff-loving mindset with Cave, but unlike Cave they have a full-time vocalist and a less overtly psychedelic sound. We'll leave the name dropping up to the critics because their sound is so unique, we're having a hard time thinking of any bands they sound like.

 

Although Cave is now based out of Chicago, they too once called Columbia, Missouri home. Cave shares members with the now-defunct Warhammer 48k that put out 2 intensely heavy and very psychedelic post-hardcore records. Most of the post-hardcore was worked out of their system in Warhammer and Cave has become a distillation of the heavy, psychedelic influences. They take a riff, jam it for all it's worth and then they have their way with it.

 

This limited edition vinyl 10" with CD is the latest release by Chicago's most exciting psychedelic band, Cave. The Cave side includes two epic psychedelic jams, possibly their best work to date. The California Raisins side is their first release. CD includes the same music that's on the 10". The jackets are hand-screen printed by members of Cave.

 

PERM-002.5
Cave - Hunt Like Devil / Jamz LP + CD
Edition of 500, Reworked full Jacket Art (both 2nd & 3rd Press)
OUT OF PRINT

You heard it right! We have the repress of Cave's phenomenal Hunt Like Devil/Jamz LP. The LP includes all the same mind-blowin' tunes as the 1st Pressing. The cover art has been beautifully reworked and is now a full fledged jacket. The insert also varies from the original and a full version of the CD is still included. If you haven't heard already, the band is CAVE. The album is Hunt Like Devil/Jamz. Its modern psychedelia at it's finest! Fans of Circle, Pharoah Overlord, Oneida, and more lo-fi weirdness will definitely want to get down with Cave.

PERM-002
Cave - Hunt Like Devil / Jamz LP + CD
Edition of 500, fold-over sleeve ,140 gram (1st Press)
OUT OF PRINT

If you haven't heard already, the band is CAVE. The album is "Hunt Like Devil/Jamz." Its modern psychedelia at it's finest! CAVE features 2 members of Warhammer 48k fame as well as a revolving cast of local musicians. Check out the great review over at Aquarius Records (see Newsletter #286). They made it their Record of the Week! For this release we did 140g vinyl with an amazing slip sleeve cover (some inner sleeves are even customized by CAVE members!) and includes a tripped out insert. Did we mention that it also contains the full length CD version inside which has its own freaked out cover? It does!

PERM-001
Warhammer - An Ethereal Oracle LP
180g Full Color Gatefold w/ Insert
OUT OF PRINT

Permanent Records very first release! Back in the early 2000s, Liz and Lance (co-owners of Permanent Records) lived in Columbia, Missouri. During this time, Columbia was a hotbed for local music. Bands like Mahjongg, One Inch Punch, Miami Dragons, Bald Eagle, The Pows, Sabertooth, were regularly blowing our minds, but our favorite local band to see live was Warhammer 48k. Their shows were always hot, sweaty, and throbbing psychedelic spectacles where the crowd seemed to come together as an pulsating entity feeding of the energy of the band and vice-versa. The band was formed when ex-One Inch Punch members, Cooper Crain and Pat Kopine, joined forces with Tyler Creath, Stephen Haslag, and Rex McMurry (also known as Ram Shackle, Rico Coco, SLAG, Juan Turbulance, and Maxwell Stone). These doods released an LP of six untitled songs called "Uber Om" on the local Emergency Umbrella label. Columbia’s best record shop at the time, Apop Records, (the excellent store / label now based in St. Louis) handled distribution at one point. The specifics of that release are hazy at this point, but one thing's for sure..."Uber Om" ripped and still rips (track a copy down for yourself). A petri-disc CDr on Apop followed and then a CD-only edition of the band’s second full-length, “An Ethereal Oracle” was self-released by the band. By this time, Liz and Lance had moved to Chicago to open Permanent and the band was also considering a move to the so-called Second City. Permanent stocked the “An Ethereal Oracle” CD and sold quite a few copies. The band was touring pretty heavily, playing Chicago semi-regularly, and apparently had a conversation or two with Corey Rusk about doing their next record on Touch and Go. All the while, we continued asking the band when the vinyl version of “An Ethereal Oracle” would be available. After months of inquiries and offers to release the record on wax, the band finally agreed to do the LP with Permanent. Hard copies of the artwork and the master were delivered and work began on putting together our first release – something we knew almost nothing about at that time. We got by with a little help from some friends and before we knew it we were holding physical copies of our first ever vinyl release in our green little hands. And what an beautiful package it is. The vivid, full-color, gatefold jackets on heavy reverseboard stock is suitable for blacklit dorm room display. The full-color inserts comprised four-panel collages created by the band members themselves are pretty rad too. The black wax is a heavy 180 grams and the black and white labels feature a Columbia zinester only Columbians would recognize named Boone playing pool at the local dive/horror bar known as Eastside Tavern. Upon it’s release, the record sold well, got favorably reviewed by numerous tastemakers such as Aquarious Records and Pitchfork, and things were looking good for Warhammer and our little label...until the band broke up. The break-up all but halted sales of the record that we (in hindsight) pressed a few too many of (1000). Had we pressed 500 copies, this record would’ve been out-of-print almost immediately. You live, you learn. Fortunately, two members of Warhammer 48k (Cooper and Rex) went on to pursue CAVE full-time and came back to Permanent to release 500 copies their first LP and our second release – which sold out and was repressed. CAVE is now with Drag City and we’re working with Cooper and his newish project Bitchin Bajas for our 34th release. All is well in the universe. At least until it all comes to an end. As the band sings: “Save the last rave / For the year 2012”. Grip a copy of this LP for your next apocalypse party and blow minds. Trust us, it never gets old. If you don't already own it, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND giving this fantastic piece of Permanent history a whirl.

4THANVT
Permanent Records 4th Anniversary Jam Tape
Edition of 100
Hand Numbered J-Card
OUT OF PRINT

Limited edition of 100 hand-numbered cassette tapes available exclusively from Permanent. Each band that played the 4th Anniversary Jam contributed a previously unreleased track for this limited edition release. Moon Duo's contribution is an unreleased live version of "Bopper's Hat" and Umberto, Heater, and Brain Idea's tracks are all exclusive to this tape as well. Jam!

PERM-XXX
Drunks With Guns - Second Verses Tape
Edition of 100 - Official Reissue
OUT OF PRINT

Drunks With Guns were a nihilistic, noise rock / dumb punk band from St. Louis in the mid-to-late 80s. Their second LP entitled "Second Verses" from 1990. Second Verses contains material recorded by Drunks With Guns between 1984-1990, including "Zombie", "Drunks Theme," "Punched", "Leprosy", "Enemy", an alternate take of "Wonderful Subdivision" with more guitar in the mix, "Two Minutes", "Drug Prolem", "DWI", and "A Beer". The original LP also included covers of the Weirdos' "Life of Crime" and the Stooges' "Raw Power", but those tracks have been cut from this cassette tape reissue per the band's request. In case you missed our reissue of the debut LP on cassette. Here's the story behind Drunks With Guns: This band is legendary and there's loads of rumor and heresy surrounding the legend. The band formed in 1984, released about a half-dozen singles and a couple LPs, played four shows and called it quits (well, in the same way Chrome called it quits anyway. The original singles and the LPs (and even the Complete Drunks With Guns tape) are virtually impossible to find these days. Among others, Monty Buckles of the Lamps is a big fan of the DWG and he wrote an excellent article in the last issue of Z-Gun that we definitely recommend reading at some point. Anyhow, we've reissued the Drunks With Guns "Second Verses" LP (sans the cover tracks) in an edition of 100 tapes and they're ready for consumption. This tape ain't no bootleg neither. We actually took the time to get in touch with Mike Doskocil, the singer from Drunks With Guns and got permission for the release. We were hoping to do an LP reissue, but apparently the master tapes are in unusable condition. Don't fret, these tapes were professionally dubbed and the fidelity is about as good as your gonna get out of a cassette tape (read: they sound like they should, especially for a Drunks With Guns release). Don't have a cassette deck? What better excuse to get one than a Drunks With Guns tape! Tape decks are littering thrift stores everywhere. Save them from the landfills and enjoy some of the sweet jams that have been issued on the cassette tape format lately, there have been some great ones! Fans of Brainbombs, Flipper, and all things noise rock will definitely want to snatch one of these up before their gone.

PERM-XXX
Drunks With Guns - Drunks With Guns Tape
Edition of 100 - Official Reissue
OUT OF PRINT

Drunks With Guns were a nihilistic, noise rock / dumb punk band from St. Louis in the mid-80s. Their self-titled LP from 1987 included 9 songs worth of Brainbombs-meets-Flipper style punk with titles like Dick in One Hand..., Punched in the Head, and Wonderful Subdivision. This band is legendary and there's loads of rumor and heresy surrounding the legend. The band formed in 1984, released about a half-dozen singles and a couple LPs, played four shows and called it quits (well, in the same way Chrome called it quits anyway. The original singles and the LPs (and even the Complete Drunks With Guns tape) are virtually impossible to find these days. Among others, Monty Buckles of the Lamps is a big fan of the DWG and he wrote an excellent article in the last issue of Z-Gun that we definitely recommend reading at some point. Anyhow, we've reissued the Drunks With Guns self-titled LP in an edition of 100 tapes and they're ready for consumption. This tape ain't no bootleg neither. We actually took the time to get in touch with Mike Doskocil, the singer from Drunks With Guns and got permission for the release. We were hoping to do an LP reissue, but apparently the master tapes are in unusable condition. Don't fret, these tapes were professionally dubbed and the fidelity is about as good as your gonna get out of a cassette tape (read: they sound like they should, especially for a Drunks With Guns release). Don't have a cassette deck? What better excuse to get one than a Drunks With Guns tape! Tape decks are littering thrift stores everywhere. Save them from the landfills and enjoy some of the sweet jams that have been issued on the cassette tape format lately, there have been some great ones! Fans of Brainbombs, Flipper, and all things noise rock will definitely want to snatch one of these up before their gone.


Questions/Comments? Send us an email

Upcoming Chicago In-store Events

Artist/Event Date Time
Our RSD 2014 line up of in store performances is as follows: 4/19/14
Plumb Bob 4/19/14 4 PM
Mines 4/19/14 5 PM
Unmanned Ship 4/19/14 6 PM

Upcoming Los Angeles In-store Events

Artist/Event Date Time
Our RSD 2014 line up of in store performances is as follows: 4/19/14
Hoover III 4/19/14 4:00 PM
Shrills 4/19/14 4:45 PM
Froth 4/19/14 5:30 PM
Shark Toys 4/19/14 6:15 PM
Meatbodies 4/19/14 7:00 PM
"The Barbarian Kings" 4/19/14 7:45 PM
* All shows are FREE and ALL AGES unless noted otherwise.
Questions/Comments? Send us an email

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where are you located? (Chicago)
2. Where are you located? (Los Angeles)
3. Will you buy, sell, and/or trade used merchandise?
4. What are your store & mail order policies?

1. Where are you located? (Chicago)

Please call 773.278.1744 if you get lost and we'll try to help!


View Larger Map


2. Where are you located? (Los Angeles)

Please call 323.739.6141 if you get lost and we'll try to help!


View Larger Map


3. Will you buy, sell, and/or trade used merchandise?

Please call 323.739.6141 if you get lost and we'll try to help!

We buy, sell, and trade used merchandise (vinyl, cds, dvds, and books) of various genres. We only accept items that are in their original packaging and free from significant damage. We can look at any size collection from small to enormus and we can occassionally make house calls. We buy every day without appointment. Feel free to bring your items by the shop at 1914 W. Chicago Avenue for a quote. For more details drop us an email or give us a call at 773.278.1744 (Chicago) or 323.739.6141 (LA).


4. What are your store & mail order policies?

Please call 323.739.6141 if you get lost and we'll try to help!

Estimates

Quotes are valid for 7 days. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Purchases

Items purchased online, especially LPs and used items of limited press can occasionally be sold out when you place your order. Inventory is updated every 24 but will occasionally have overlap due to limited availability on certain items. An email notification will be sent (in a timely fashion) to let you know if this occurs. All orders have the option to be either held at the shop for pick up at our Chicago location or may be shipped worldwide for additional shipping and handling fees. All US orders will ship USPS Media Mail within 5-7 days of purchase (may be longer if purchased near a US holiday). We use Delivery Confirmation on all US shipping over $10 and can provide tracking numbers on those orders if requested. International orders ship First Class International and can take up to 6 weeks depending upon the customs restrictions for that particular country. No tracking is available on overseas orders. If you are making a large, International purchase, we suggest contacting us to purchase an extra upgrade to USPS International Priority for your package.

Return Policy

Defective merchandise new or used may be returned within 14 days of purchase for REPLACEMENT ONLY. If item is out-of-stock upon return, a STORE CREDIT will be issued for the exact amount of item. NO CASH REFUNDS will be offered. A receipt is required for all returns. Any new items must be in original packaging upon return. There are no returns allowed on special orders, discontinued items, or any new items that have been opened/used in any way. Mail order customers are responsible for any/all return shipping charges unless exceptions have been made. All packages should be returned to:

Permanent Records, 1914 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60622

 

Forms of Payment

Right now, we accept credit card payments through our shopping cart interface and PayPal. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. These are the ONLY forms of payment we accept at this time.

Privacy Policy

Privacy and security of your private information are our top priority. All credit card transactions are protected with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts all sensative information before sending your order to us. We do not sell any personal information to outside sources. Any information voluntarily submitted for ordering/quoting purposes will only be used to fufill that particular order/quote. This information is used for that specific request unless you ask to use it in another manner, such as being added to our weekly email Update. No credit card or payment information will be kept after you order has been processed. In short, your information is safe and secure with us leaving you the freedom to do some carefree shopping!

Shipping

Shipping & handling rates within the continental US are determined by the number of items purchased as well as the location the order is to be shipped to. If you are shopping online, these rates will be calculated during checkout. PLEASE NOTE: If there are any discrepancies on our end due to system errors (ex. too little/too much shipping paid online) we reserve the right to contact the customer to work out the difference, whether it be an amount due or an overage credit that needs to be issued. (This error occurs very infrequently and often works in the customer’s favor.)

All US orders will ship USPS Media Mail within 5-7 days of purchase (may be longer if purchased near a US holiday). We use Delivery Confirmation on all US shipping over $10 and can provide tracking numbers on those orders if requested.

International orders ship First Class International and can take up to 6 weeks depending upon the customs restrictions for that particular country. No tracking is available on overseas orders. If you are making a large, International purchase, we suggest contacting us to purchase an extra upgrade to USPS International Priority for your package. International shipping rates are calculated at time of purchase. The default method is USPS First Class International or USPS Priority International (generally, which ever is cheapest). Please consult the USPS International Rate Calculator for a better idea of the charges. You can use the weights below as a guide to help you determine shipping amounts via the link above. PLEASE USE THE RATE CALCULATOR FOR AN ESTIMATE ONLY. EXACT SHIPPING MAY DIFFER SLIGHTLY. Customers should email for an exact shipping quote.

LPs + mailer = 1lb 4oz (single LP only)

7"s/45s + mailer = 6oz (single 7" only)

CDs + mailer = 5oz (single CD in plastic jewel case only)

When sending us an email for a price quote, please include your full name, shipping address, and phone number so we can get you an exact total that includes shipping charges.

Questions/Concerns

Should you have any unanswered questions or incur any problems during your online visit feel free to send us an email or give us a call at 773.278.1744 (Chicago) or 323.739.6141 (LA). We promise to do our best to make your transaction a smooth one, but please keep in mind our webstore is currently in it's infancy. Bear with us!

Thanks and HAPPY SHOPPING!

Questions/Comments? Send us an email

Permanent Records Sampler #4

  1. B/W by The Pows
    Once With Snot & Blood LP (PERM-030)
  2. Untitled 1 by Lumerians
    Transmissions From Telos Vol. IV LP (PERM-029)
  3. Dorothy by Cosmonauts
    Cosmonauts LP (PERM-024)
  4. Kristy Greene by Obnox
    Rojo LP (PERM-033)
  5. Homeless by Cuntz
    Aloha LP (PERM-032)
  6. The Law by Merx
    Merx LP (PERM-031)
  7. Wish You Know by WatchOut!
    Flashbacker LP (PERM-035)
  8. Krausened by Bitchin Bajas
    Krausened EP (PERM-034)

Permanent Records Sampler #3

P-Rex Sampler #3 Art

» DOWNLOAD SAMPLER «

(download code no longer necessary)

  1. Bomb Shelter by Naked Raygun
    Busted At Oz LP (PERM-022)
  2. #1 Dad by Running
    Running LP (PERM-018)
  3. I Am The Counter Culture... by Charles Albright
    Weight 7" (PERM-026)
  4. End Of A Primitive by King Blood
    Eyewash Silver LP (PERM-027)
  5. One More Time by Brain Idea
    The Survival Scrolls LP/Tape (PERM-020)
  6. Weak As A Sheep by Psyclones
    Different Thinking People LP (PERM-023)
  7. Earth Doesn't Deserve You by Cacaw
    Cacaw LP/Tape (PERM-021)
  8. Reckless Thoughts by Black Math
    Phantom Power LP/Tape (PERM-019)
  9. Like A French Assassin by Cosmonauts
    Cosmonauts LP (PERM-024)
  10. Almost Washed My Hair by Purling Hiss
    Purling Hiss LP (PERM-010)

Permanent Records Sampler #2

P-Rex Summer Sampler #2 Art

» DOWNLOAD SAMPLER «

(download code no longer necessary)

  1. Chick Freaked Out by Sneakers
    Children Into People 7" EP (PERM-005)
  2. Kador Du Porno by Cheveu
    Cheveau LP (PERM-007)
  3. Enemy With An Invitation by The Nothing People
    Enemy With An Invitation 7" (PERM-011)
  4. Running Blade by Umberto
    From The Grave... LP (PERM-012)
  5. Subsequent Needs by No Balls
    Come Clean LP (PERM-013)
  6. Young Woman by Charles Albright
    I'm Happy, I'm A Genius 7" EP (PERM-014)
  7. Teenage Middle Finger by Steel Pole Bath Tub
    Unlistenable LP (PERM-015)
  8. Black and Gold by Heater
    God and Hair LP/Tape (PERM-017)

Permanent Records Sampler #1

P-Rex Sampler #1 Art

» DOWNLOAD SAMPLER «

(download code no longer necessary)

  1. Hunt Like Devil by Cave
    Hunt Like Devil / Jamz LP (PERM-002)
  2. Bye Bye Dodo by Cacaw
    Get A Brain 12" EP (PERM-003)
  3. She's The Man by The Anals
    Total Anal LP (PERM-006)
  4. Down At The Flop House by California Raisins
    split 10" w/ Cave (PERM-003)
  5. untitled by Warhammer 48k
    An Ethereal Oracle LP (PERM-001)
  6. So Many Bags by Cacaw
    Get A Brain 12" EP (PERM-003)
  7. 04.24.06 by Cave
    Hunt Like Devil / Jamz LP (PERM-002)
  8. Love Lives In The Street by The Anals
    Total Anal LP (PERM-006)
  9. untitled by Warhammer 48k
    An Ethereal Oracle LP (PERM-001)

See you soon, Chicago & Los Angeles!!

© 2007-2014 permanent records