Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Permanent Records Update 1.6.15: Let's Blast Off Into 2015 With New Tunes!

Happy New Year Everybody!

We're kicking the new year off with quality sounds from the likes of Fogg, Buck Biloxi and The Fucks, Tiaras, Tsunamis, the first time on vinyl release of Alejandro Jodorowsky's Holy Mountain soundtrack, a reissue single from the Dentists and loads more great records!

Here's the first batch of staff picks for 2014!  More to come!

 

Jamie's favorite's of 2014
KLAUS JOHANN GROBE - IM SINE DER ZEIT (TROUBLE IN MIND)
BITCHIN BAJAS - BITCHIN BAJAS (DRAG CITY)
LAWRENCE ENGLISH - WILDERNESS OF MIRRORS (ROOM40)
GROUPER - RUINS (KRANKY)
GODFLESH - A WORLD LIT ONLY BY FIRE (AVALANCHE RECORDINGS)
INDIAN - FROM ALL PURITY (RELAPSE)
PEN TEST - INTERSTATE (MONIKER)
ARVE HENRIKSEN - THE NATURE OF CONNECTIONS (RUNE GRAMMOFON)
ALESSANDRO CORTINI - SONNO (HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS)
JO JOHNSON - WEAVING (FURTHER)
DAVID BOWIE IS EXHIBT AT THE MUSEM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CHICAGO


Robert's list! NEW
Exhaustion - Biker LP (Aarght)
Faux Ferocious - Listen Hard 7in (Self-Released)
Hag Face - Rag Face CS (Self-Released)
Jiboia - Badlav LP (Shit Music For Shit People)
Klaus Johann Grobe - Im Sine Der Zeit (Trouble In Mind)
Koudede - Guitars From Agadez Vol 7 12in (Sublime Frequencies)
Nathan Roche - Watch It Wharf LP (Fartpound)
Nervosas - Junky b/w Anxious Tendencies/Incinerator 7in (Meth Mouth)
Obnox - Used Kids 7in (12XU)
Protomartyr - Under Color Of Official Right LP (Sub Pop)
Thigh Master - Head Of The Witch 7in (Tenth Court)
Total Control - Typical System LP (Iron Lung)
Toupee - Yeehaw Grandma b/w Water Torture 7in (Lake Paradise)
REISSUE
Anxious Color comp LP (Mississippi)
Collin Potter - Entering Again LP (Sacred Summits)
Del Shannon - Further Adventures Of Charles Westover LP (Trouble In Mind)
Killed By Deathrock Vol. 1 comp LP (Sacred Bones)
Native North America Aboriginal Folk, Rock, & Country 1966-1985 LP box set comp (Light In The Attic)
Pentaject Corporation - Pentaject Has A Better Way LP (Self-Released)
Six Feet Under comp LP (Mississippi)
DEAD STOCK
Spike In Vain - Disease Is Relative LP (Trans Dada 1984)
Promise - Promise LP (Cumulus 1980)


Jon's list!
NEW LPS -
1.    EASTLINK - S/T - IN THE RED
2.    GINO AND THE GOONS - SHAKE IT! - BLACK GLADIATOR / SLOVENLY
3.    OBNOX - LOUDER SPACE - 12XU
4.    ENERGY GOWN - EVENING MOLASSES - ALONAS DREAM
5.    GERM HOUSE - SHOWING SYMPTOMS - TROUBLE IN MIND
6.    BLIND SHAKE - BREAKFAST OF FAILURES - GONER
7.    GOLDEN PELICANS - S/T LP - TOTAL PUNK
8.    HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS - STAY HOME! - TOXIC STATE
9.    ONO - DIEGESIS - MONIKER
10.  VERMA - SUNRUNNER - TROUBLE IN MIND
11.  APACHE DROPOUT - HEAVY WINDOW - MAGNETIC SOUTH
12.  MANATEEES - SIT N SPIN - PELICAN POW WOW
13.  MORGAN DELT - S/T - TROUBLE IN MIND
14.  AR-KAICS - S/T - WINDIAN
15.  MEATBODIES - S/T - IN THE RED
16.  UNHOLY TWO - TALK ABOUT HARDCORE - 12XU
17.  SHELLAC - DUDE INCREDIBLE - TOUCH & GO
18.  LUMERIANS - TRANSMISSIONS FROM THE TELOS III - CARDINAL FUZZ
19.  ACHTUNGS - FULL OF HATE - GOING UNDERGROUND
20.  KRAKATAU - WATER NEAR A BRIDGE - TROUBLE IN MIND
21.  DOUG TUTTLE - S/T - TROUBLE IN MIND
22.  FAUST - J US T - BUREAU B
23.  INUTILI - MUSIC TO WATCH THE CLOUDS ON A SUNNY DAY - AAGOO
24.  OOZING WOUND - EARTH SUCK - THRILL JOCKEY
25.  EXHAUSTION - BIKER - AARGHT
26.  ONYOU - ULTIMATE PHOTON A SOLE - CAPTCHA
27.  TY SEGALL - MANIPULATOR - DRAG CITY
28.  DREAMSALON - SOFT STAB - SWEET ROT
29.  SPACIN - MEGATATIONS - TELEPHONE EXPLOSION
30.  ENDLESS BUMMER - VOL 1 - IN THE RED REISSUES -
FRANTIX - MY DADS A FUCKING ALCOHOLIC - ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES
JACK RUBY - VOL 1 - FEEDING TUBE
ELECTRIC EELS - DIE ELECTRIC EELS - SUPERIOR VIADUCT
CRIME - MURDERED BY GUITAR - SUPERIOR VIADUCT
BAD AXE - COACHMAN B/W POOR MAN RUN - PERMANENT


Bill Roe/Trouble In Mind:
(Non-Trouble In Mind) Albums I listened to most in 2014:
Total Control "Typical System" (Iron Lung)
Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band "Intensity Ghost" (No Quarter)
White Fence "For the Recently Found Innocent" (Drag City)
Hank Wood & the Hammerheads "Stay Home" (Toxic State)
Horse Lords "Hidden Cities" (NNA Tapes)
Pen Test "Interstate" (Moniker)
Norm Chambers "Sensory Margin" (VCO Recordings)
Soundcarriers "Entropicalia" (Ghost Box)
Sinoia Caves "Beyond The Black Rainbow" OST (Death Waltz/Jagjaguar)
Eastlink "s/t" (In The Red)
honorable mentions:
Ty Segall "Manipulator" (Drag City)
Proper Ornaments "Wooden Head" (Slumberland)
Alessandro Cortini "Sonno" (Hospital)
Ausmuteants "Order of Operations" (Goner)
Bitchin' Bajas "s/t" (Drag City)
NUN "s/t" (Aarght)
Apache Dropout "Heavy Window" (Magnetic South)
Jon Brooks "52" (Clay Pipe Music)
Obnox "Louder Space" (12XU)
Eat Lights Become Lights "Into Forever" (Rocket Girl)
Quilt "Held In Splendor" (Mexican Summer)
REISSUES:
Owen Maercks - Teenage Sex Therapist (Feeding Tube)
Il Gruppo "The Feed-Back" (Schema)
Peter Jefferies "Electricity" (Superior Viaduct)
Madrigal "Madrigal" (Lysergia/Subliminal Sounds)
Hailu Mergia & The Walias "Tche Belew" (Awesome Tapes from Africa)
K. Leimer "A Period Of Review: (Orig. Recordings: 1975-1983)" (RVNG)
Ruth White "7 Trumps From The Tarot Cards" (Black Mass Rising)
X_X - Sticky Fingers (Ektro)
X "Spurts" (Ugly Pop)
7-INCHES:
Primitive Parts "TV Wheels"/"The Bench" (Faux Discx)
Cal & the Calories "demo" (Lumpy)
Negative Scanner “Pastel Blue”/“AWOL” (Tall Pat)
Brooks & O'Hagan "Calibar" b/w "Mulcair" (Ghost Box)
Thigh Master "Head of the Witch" EP (Tenth Court)
Bad Axe "Coachman" b/w "Poor Man, Run" (Permanent)
Life Stinks "Portraits" (Total Punk)

FEED THE FREAKS!


The Los Angeles shop thanks the Melvins for stopping by and laying waste to 5116 York Blvd on Sunday!  And many thanks to all who came out for the merriment and mayhem! Circuit Des Yeux will be playing the Los Angeles shop on Saturday, January 10th at 6:30 PM.  Come on down! And just like every week, P-Rex Los Angeles DJs continue to FEED THE FREAKS!!! Here's the general info on Feed The Freaks:
"Every Wednesday.  Black Boar - 1630 Colorado Blvd.  10-2am.
Rock'n'Roll Partytime!  With Lance Bummer and Special Guests.
Drink specials.  Excellent adventures, only.  Absolutely, no bogus journeys. Get down." The Chicago shop is keeping things quiet and snowy for now, but will be DJing punk records at Delilah's on Monday, January 26th from 9pm til 2am!  $1 beer, $2 Jim Beam and FREE POOL!!!!  Kick the tires, light the fires!  Let's party!

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.

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USED PICKS OF THE WEEK

LP - Residents - Meet The Residents - Limited Edition/Mono


Lance - Permanent Records Los Angeles
 

 

"The Residents are true avant-garde crazies. Their earliest albums (of which this is the first) have precedents in Captain Beefheart's experimental albums, Frank Zappa's conceptual numbers from Freak Out!, the work of Steve Reich, and the compositions of chance music tonemeister John Cage -- yet The Residents' work of this time really sounds like nothing else that exists. All of the music on this release consists of deconstructions of countless rock and non-rock styles, which are then grafted together to create chaotic, formless, seemingly haphazard numbers; the first six "songs" (including a fragment from the Nancy Sinatra hit "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'") are strung together to form a larger entity similar in concept to the following lengthier selections. The result is a series of unique, odd, challenging numbers that are nevertheless not entirely successful. The album cover is a fierce burlesque of the Beatles' first U.S. Capitol label release, sporting puerilely doctored photographs of the Fab Four on the front and pictures of collarless-suited sea denizens on the back (identified as Paul McCrawfish, Ringo Starfish, and the like). This is an utterly bizarre platter that may appeal to very adventurous listeners." - allmusic.com
 

LP - Neu! - '75


Dave - Permanent Records Chicago
 


"After a three-year break, Neu! members Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother buried their differences temporarily, and reunited for another go at the "motorik" sound they had developed with their debut in 1971. The strange tension and presentation of Neu! 2 and the emergence of their former band Kraftwerk may have precipitated the reunion, but, whatever the reason, the end result proved worth the time, effort, and bickering it took to crank this one out. One thing that is noticeably different on 75 is the presence of synthesizers and the preference of them, it seems, over Rother's guitar. "Isi," which opens the album, features Dinger's metronymic percussion holding down the 2/4 rhythm and a trademark one-note bassline provided by a piano, but the gorgeous sonic washes and flourishes normally handled by Rother's guitar-slinging hands are now painted with a synth. "Seeland" offers a return to the six strings with what would in subsequent years become Rother's ornate "singing" style of playing. Dinger's rhythmic patterns here are deceptively simple. They create a long, trudging 4/4, syncopated every other line, and punctuated by a small ride cymbal at the end of each phrase as Rother's guitar provides both cascading single string notes and a shifting, pulsing bassline. It's a beautiful wasteland, this track; sparse yet full of melodic interplay and layered guitars and keyboards. The last track on side one is "Leb Wohl," an exercise in white noise, industrial textures, and natural or, "found" sounds, a piano and gorgeous, spare and intricate guitar chords. For side two, Neu! adds Dinger's brother, Thomas, and Hans Lampe on various percussions to allow Dinger to play guitar, piano, and organ, and to add some bottom end to the band's sound. The funny thing is they come off sounding more like a melodic punk band on "Hero," with Dinger's growling vocals being reminiscent of a young Mick Jagger on steroids. His Keith Richards-style chords stand in stark contrast to Rother's more lyrical approach. Perhaps this isn't such a surprise when we consider the Damned's first album was recorded in 1975. The ten-minute "E-Musick" becomes Neu!'s signature track for this disc, however. With distorted percussion -- courtesy of a synth and sequencer, as well as a drum kit put through a phase shifter, Rother's melodic synth lines are free to roam, wide and far, carrying within them a foreshadowing of his guitar solos a few minutes later. These long screaming lines, reminiscent of Steve Hillage at his best, with Dinger's wonderful rhythm backing and treatments of the instruments, provides a definitive statement on the Neu! "motorik" sound. This is music not only for traveling, from one place to the next, but also for disappearance into the ether at a steady pace. This may have been Neu!'s final statement -- at least in the studio; Dinger issued (without Rother's permission) an inferior live '72 album -- but at least they went out on a much higher note than Neu! 2, and in a place where their innovations are still being not only recognized, but utilized." - allmusic.com  

LP - Black Flag - Damaged - First Pressing


Jamie - Permanent Records Chicago
 


"Perhaps the best album to emerge from the quagmire that was early-'80s California hardcore punk, the visceral, intensely physical presence of Damaged has yet to be equaled, although many bands have tried. Although Black Flag had been recording for three years prior to this release, the fact that Henry Rollins was now their lead singer made all the difference. His furious bellow and barely contained ferocity was the missing piece the band needed to become great. Also, guitarist/mastermind Greg Ginn wrote a slew of great songs for this record that, while suffused with the usual punk conceits (alienation, boredom, disenfranchisement), were capable of making one laugh out loud, especially the protoslacker satire "TV Party." Extremely controversial when it was released, Damaged endured the slings and arrows of outrageous criticism (some reacted as though this record alone would cause the fall of America's youth) to become and remain an important document of its time." - allmusic.com  

LP - Big Boys - Where's My Towel/Industry Standard - Light In The Attic 2014 Reissue


Jon - Permanent Records Chicago
 


"Skate Rock may have been one of the defining sounds of Southern California in the late ’80 / early ‘90s, but its origins were in another time and place. It began, in fact, in post-Outlaw Country 1970s Austin, Texas. That’s where singer Randy “Biscuit” Turner, guitarist Tim Kerr, bassist Chris Gates and drummer Greg Murray were mixing the prevailing trend of playing hard and fast with playing loose and funky. The Big Boys came from the same scene that spawned Scratch Acid, The Dicks, and MDC, but stood out with music that ventured far beyond post-punk angularities and hardcore machismo. With features in the earliest issues of Thrasher Magazine and coveted spots on their influential Skate Rock tape comps, Big Boys were the first band to be labeled “skate rock.” Originally released on David Bean’s (of the Judys) Wasted Talent label, their debut album Where’s My Towel / Industry Standard is a classic of American independent music. Lyrically inspired by the group’s growing dissatisfaction with the local hardcore scene and how the release of their Live at Raul’s split record with the Dicks was handled, musically the album showed a move from the prevailing sound of the time. In this, the album’s sound has roots in funk, rock and avant-garde noise guitar as much as punk. But the record only tells part of the story. Big Boys shows have gone down in history as theaters of chaos, frequently involving stage invasions, food fights and the sight of occasional cross-dresser Turner wearing a tutu or dress – or even a string of Christmas lights. Years later, Kerr told an interviewer of a gig where Biscuit performed with bagged sandwiches pinned all over him, which he went on to throw into the crowd. At a gig six months later, a member of one audience threw the by-then-moldy sandwich back at him. The band also frequently extended to include a horn section, The Impromptu Horns, led by Chris Gates’ brother, Nathan. Famously, the Big Boys would end with the foursome shouting, “OK y’all, go start your own band.” This DIY attitude continues today in Tim Kerr’s art, which instead of being signed with his name is inscribed “Your Name Here”. The list of fans who did go out and start their own band includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who opened for the Big Boys in Hollywood in their club years. After five short years and three albums, each of the four Big Boys departed too, taking their own advice: each member went on to play in numerous bands like Poison 13, Monkeywrench, Jack O’Fire, Junkyard and many more. They are also featured in the critically-acclaimed documentary American Hardcore and appear on its soundtrack. In 2005 Biscuit died of complications from Hepatitis C. Tim Kerr continues to play music and his artwork has been seen all over the world. Chris Gates continues to play music in his band Chris Gates & Gatesville. “We never really decided to ‘break up’, it just happened,” Kerr said, five years after the split. “We had been on a two month tour and it got to be exactly like being in a station wagon with mom and dad with your brother and sisters… lots of tension and everything.” That won’t come as any surprise on listening to the album: the tension’s what makes it so very vital. Now y’all, go start your own band…" - Light In The Attic  

 

THIS WEEK'S FEATURED ITEMS

LP - Fogg - Death

 


"A prodigal young trio out of Fort Worth, TX worshipping at the Temple of the Holy Riff, FOGG busts out of the gates with a blistering LP of lead-heavy psych. Death sounds as if Black Sabbath took a handful of psychedelics, locked themselves in a garage, played ‘till their fingers bled and—to our benefit—remembered to hit “record”. Fans of Blue Cheer or Pentagram’s First Daze Here comps will find much to love here, as FOGG’s relentless riffing will have you wondering if this was actually recorded in 1971. A timeless record." - Play Pinball
 

LP - Buck Biloxi And The Fucks - Culture Demanufacturer

 


"I think it has been pretty well established at this point that BUCK BILOXI is a genius. In fact I can't think of the last time I saw his name without the title genius attached to it. That being said I don't think I have to make too much of a case for why you need this record. I think a person with only a fifth of his intellect knows what a crucial punk release this is for their collection. 14 tracks of stripped down catchy punk jams about hate, superiority, sex pills, shadow run, and space exploration. 100% TOTAL PUNK AND NOT A JOKE!" - Total Punk
 

LP - Alejandro Jodorowsky - The Dance Of Reality

 


"Real Gone Music in Association with ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. releases the complete, original soundtrack to ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY’s ltest film triumph, The Dance of Reality, the first work from the cinematic auteur in 23 years. Composed by Jodorowsky’s son ADAN JODOROWKSY (aka ADANOWSKY), whose work as a composer and performer (with Devendra Banhart among others) has won him an international following in his own right. Alternately lush and comical, brooding and wistful, the score to The Dance of Reality is, as always with a Jodorowsky film, surreal." - Real Gone Music

LP - Alejandro Jodorowsky - The Holy Mountain - Original Soundtrack 2xLP

 


"Real Gone Music, in association with ABKCO Music & Records, Inc., presents for the first time ever on vinyl the original soundtrack to ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY’s 1973 masterpiece The Holy Mountain. The wide ranging score includes everything from hard rock to lush orchestral romanticism to noir-ish jazz and beyond. Composers include Jodorowsky, studio musician RON FRANGIPANE and jazz legend DON CHERRY. Features liner notes by New York Times contributor ERIC BENSON that include exclusive quotes from Jodorowsky himself, festooned with copious production stills. Produced for release by Grammy-winning producer TERI LANDI and MICK GOCHANOUR, and mastered from the original tapes by JOE YANNECE (with lacquer cutting on the LP by CARL ROWATTI at Trutone Mastering), this long-awaited release of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Holy Mountain: Original Soundtrack offers a major addition to the soundtrack canon and a completely unique listening experience." - Real Gone Music
 

LP - Alexandro Jodorowsky - El Topo - OST

 


"El Topo from 1970 was Jodorowsky's bloody surreal take on the Western genre and was the film that began the phenomenon of the Midnight Movie. Funded by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, this film is like a Sergio Leone film on a serious dose of brown acid. Director Alejandro Jodorowsky's bizarre, blood-soaked blend of spaghetti Western, druggy surrealism, Christian allegory, Zen Buddhist themes and avant-garde sensibilities gave rise to the entire "Midnight Movie" counterculture phenomenon of the early '70s. The soundtrack is comprised of 18 tracks composed by Jodorowsky and John Barham inspired by both the soundtrack work of Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota. Full of flutes and droning horns, accordions and organs and twisted Mariachi styles. The music is as visceral as buzzing flies around the rotting corpse of an evil marauder" - Real Gone Music
 

LP - Del Shannon - The Further Adventures Of Charles Westover - Reissue

 


"Trouble In Mind is honored to be reissuing Del Shannon’s 1968 misunderstood masterpiece “The Further Adventures of Charles Westover” on vinyl for the first time since it’s original release. In 1966, Del Shannon was at a crossroads in his career. Having freed himself from a stifling contract with Amy Records, he signed with Liberty Records under the auspices of more artistic freedom (and a hefty advance). He recorded two albums for them in ‘66 (”This Is My Bag” & “Total Commitment”) that featured the requisite cover tunes alongside some choice originals, but buoyed by an recording sessions with famed Stones producer Andrew Loog Oldham, he began working on his magnum opus, more “in tune” with the sound of popular culture. Two fruitful recording sessions with producers Dugg Brown & Dan Bourgoise birthed the twelve songs comprising “The Further Adventures of Charles Westover”, an inspired suite of tunes sharing more in common with The Zombies or The Left Banke than his previous hits “Runaway” or “Little Town Flirt” It was a new beginning for Shannon that should have opened the door to many more inspiring & ambitious albums. Despite critical acclaim, “Charles Westover” was a commercial failure, & Shannon left Liberty in 1969. Upon hearing the majesty of “The Further Adventures of Charles Westover” for the first time, one has to ask themselves how was this album NOT a huge hit? Perhaps it was the changing times, music listeners were turning on to heavier sounds, or unwilling to embrace an “older” artists new output, but tunes like the haunting “Silver Birch” & “Gemini” and the cinematic popsike of “Colour Flashing Hair” & “Magical Musical Box” (not to mention the rockin’ “Runnin’ On Back” with it’s scorching layered lead guitar solos!) found their way into the eardrums of collectors everywhere & the album became a cult classic. Trouble In Mind is proud to present “The Further Adventures of Charles Westover” to a new generation of fans embracing psychedelia in its many forms, remastered for vinyl by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service & housed in tip-on sleeves featuring restored jacket art by Chunklet Industries’ Henry Owings (Light In The Attic / Numero). If you‘ve heard this album before, rest assured this is the best it’s looked & sounded since gracing the lucky few’s turntables who heard it originally in 1968. If this is your first time spinning it... get ready. RIYL: The Zombies, Left Banke, Billy Nicholls, "Pet Sounds"-era Beach Boys" - Trouble In Mind
 

LP - Liminanas - (I've Got) Trouble In Mind - 7s And Rare Stuff 2009-2014 (Limited White Wax)


LIMITED TO 250!!!

 

Trouble In Mind is back with two hot new releases to warm you up this fall!!!!!  The first one of them is a singles and rarities comp from the one and only Liminanas, entitled aptly enough "(I've Got) Trouble In Mind - 7s And Rare Stuff 2009-2014." "Record flippers be damned! Trouble in Mind proudly presents the long-awaited (& often requested) compilation of The LimiƱanas out-of-print singles & compilation tracks, some making their first appearance on vinyl! Every non-album track you need is here, from the OOP Hozac single, to the TiM 2011 limited tour single to their appearances on various compilations & tributes, all in one handy place. While singles collections can sometimes be dodgy, mismatched affairs, “(I’ve Got) Trouble In Mind” flows like a proper album, & that stands as a testament to the unwavering vision of core members (and husband & wife team) Lio & Marie. The band’s fusion of traditional French “ye ye” stylings with the cigarette-smoking cool of the New York underground of the late-Sixties has dazzled listeners since it’s inception making the live unit the toast of concert stages worldwide. Between stunning originals like the black-laced banger “I’m Dead” & the Suicide-esque organ grinder “Je m’en vais” are stunning comp tracks like the band’s cover of tunes by the Beach Boys (from a MOJO magazine covermount cd), The Troggs (“Tu es a moi” from the 2012 RSD 4-way split), Jay Reatard (”An Ugly Death” from a French tribute album) & more! In addition, we get to hear unreleased tunes like the band’s cover of the Phil Spector tune “Christmas” originally performed by Darlene Love & the smoky, instrumental “A Dead Swan”. The vinyl is housed in a stunning gatefold jacket with artwork by renowned French illustrator Elric Dufau, is pressed on basic black vinyl & includes a download code. RIYL: Serge Gainsbourg, Ennio Morricone, Velvet Underground, Stereolab, Jacco Gardner, Temples" - Trouble In Mind Records Thanks Trouble In Mind, now we have a little free time since we're no longer scouring discogs and ebay for all these long OOP and hard to grip songs from our fave French garage rockers.   If you were wowed by last year's "Costa Blanca" (which you should be), you definitely should be clicking that lil shopping cart now.  But the great thing about "(I've Got) Trouble In Mind" is it's so much more: it works as an intro to the Limananas' hazy cool garage jams, a mixtape that yer friend didn't have to compile, a soundtrack to yer next black and white film or that record you can leave on yer turntable for any mood.  Versatile, mesmerizing and TOTALLY RECOMMENDED!
 

LP - Mad - Mask EP

 


"Recorded in 1978 by NYC punk band THE MAD. Previously unreleased studio session features three songs ("Mask," "Eyeball," and "Devil"). Pressed at 45 rpm as a one sided clear vinyl 12-inch. Screaming MAD GEORGE artwork is silkscreened on the blank B-side. Four different images: Eyeball, Pentagram, Mouth, Vomit." - Brain Transplant
 

LP - R. Stevie Moore - Ariel Pink's Picks Vol. 1 2xLP

 


"As with all matters related to ARIEL PINK and R. STEVIE MOORE, the exact details are vague—but the origins of this compilation can be traced to Ariel Pink's My Molly EP. from 2006. Included with the EP was a postcard insert that featured a hand drawn road-map to what Ariel considered to be RSM's best songs from each era. This illustrated his deep appreciation for, and understanding of, R. Stevie's vast catalog. Nearly all of the selections on this release come from that list and all were recorded between 1973 and 1984. The final sequence for Ariel Pink's Picks, Volume One was sent by Ariel to R. Stevie around 2006—but the release didn't materialize until 2011 when Nick Noto (Big Muff Radio) discovered it while assisting with the digital reincarnation of the RSM Cassette Club. Later in 2011, Laughable Recordings released a limited run of 100 cassettes that quickly sold out and have been highly sought-after by fans ever since. It is worth noting that the majority of these songs do not appear on R. Stevie Moore's many other compilations; and this is the first time that eleven of the seventeen tracks have ever appeared on vinyl. This essential collection was carefully remastered for vinyl release by Carl Saff in early 2014. Includes full lyric sheet, liner notes and download card." - Personal Injury
 

LP - Tiaras - Tiaras

 


"Mt. St. Mtn is pleased to announce the debut release of San Francisco-based weirdo power-pop super-group TIARAS. What comes after San Francisco’s now fleeting garage rock scene? The answer remains to be seen but Tiaras continue the efforts of San Francisco’s long legacy of refugee freaks writing pop music. Influences range from The Cars, Wire, The Dwight Twilley Band, Big Star, and yes, even echoes of Tears For Fears, the self-titled release features ten guitar driven power-pop songs doused with supernatural melodies. Often going bright, the LP bubbles out harmonic echoes that balance sultry nostalgia while ruminating on what’s next for the dreamers who value big hooks and soaring chorus’ to bring it all home. In essence, Tiaras captures the sentiment of the unadjusted through intricate and sparkling sonic medleys. Tiaras are partially composed of former members of the “sinister sunshine” group, GANGLIANS. RYAN GRUBBS (vocals, guitar, and keys) and KYLE HOOVER (lead guitar) started Tiaras as a bedroom project. Joined by ANTONIO GUALCO (drums) of FINE STEPS, ADAM FINKEN (guitar) of BLASTED CANYONS, and RYAN HANSEN (bass), these dudes came out the gate a well-seasoned outfit from their first show and only get better with each live performance." - Mt. St. Mtn.
 

LP - Tsunamis - Tsunamis

 


"At the beginning of the 2000s the boiling Santiago underground rock scene was emerging with bands such as The Ganjas, Yajaira and Guiso for naming a few, after a long time of grunge, pop and hip-hip ruling the streets, with the world saying goodbye to the brit-pop period and saluting the widely popular DJ’ing era. By that time the interest in the dark psychedelia and rock and roll remained intact in a group of people that knew what to do and what-not-to-do, and grew up with the power of a bad seed and with the energy of ravers and punks out in the streets. This echoed with othermade an echo on other rock retro acts of the 2000’s but never with the howling rage and he anxiety that was guiding the sons of the silent during the Chilean dictatorship. Tsunamis was formed in Santiago after the breaking up of the chilean shoegazers Solar and leaded by the charismatic “Goli” on the vocals, reminding us of Iggy Pop and Bobby Hecksher from The Warlocks. In some points the music burst from a clearly garage and punk influence, showing a powerful construction under mid-tones and piercing guitars, but the album also has psych rock ballads, as well as some nihilistic and blistering songs." - Bym
 

7in - Beekeepers - Pallet Stacking

 

"BEEKEEPERS have operated in their own singularly elusive way in Detroit for the past decade or so leaving a scattered handful of CDRs, tapes, and lineups in their wake. This is the debut 7" release by these introverted weirdos and X! Records couldn't be more pleased. The A-side "Pallet Stacking" alone is well worth the price of admission. The dark, repetitive bass line sets the tone for deadpan, tongue-in-cheek vocals featuring some of the oddest/most genius lyrics we've heard in a while. Paranoid hopelessness with a sense of humor. Tasteful sax playing that knows how to build tension and when to freak out. Unsettling synth work in the background. This one is a slow burner for sure. Stands up well to multiple listens. Lazy comparisons that don't quite describe how Beekeepers sound: The "anything goes" spirit of The Cravats with more of a dazed/jazz agenda than a punk agenda. Soft Machine/Supersister rock/jazz attempts but more midwestern and "DIY" influenced, for lack of a better term. Listen to it while having a weird day." - X! Records
 

7in - Dentists - Strawberries Are Growing In My Garden (And It's Wintertime) - Reissue

 


"Trouble In Mind leaves no stone unturned in reintroducing Kent, U.K. band The Dentists to a new era of listeners. After reissuing the band’s underheard masterpiece “Some People Are On The Pitch They Think It’s All Over It Is Now” in 2013, we present to you the band’s debut single launched in 1985 prior to the release of “Some People Are On The Pitch...”, containing three tunes not featured on that album. Kicking off with the paisley-tinged jangle of “Strawberries Are Growing In My Garden (and it’s Wintertime)”, an exhilarating combination of C-86 indie jangle & neo-psychedelia, with an earworm of a chorus for the ages; slightly melancholic, but with a hopeful stride. The B-side starts with “Burning The Thoughts From My Skin” a shambolic, upbeat rocker laced with the scruffy ferociousness of their punk roots. “Doreen” closes us out with a yearning plea to a female chanteuse to open her heart & mind that evolves from a plaintive ballad into a savage rocker by the end of the tune, with guitarist Bob Collins slashing out riffs like a man possessed. The 2014 edition of “Strawberries Are Growing In My Garden (and it’s Wintertime)” comes housed in a near-faithful reproduction of the original Spruck Records picture sleeve & includes a download code. RIYL: The Byrds, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Prisoners, R.E.M., XTC, Allah-Las" - Trouble In Mind
 

Book - Tony Rettman - NYHC - New York Hardcore 1980-1990

 


Based on original interviews with over 100 key historical figures, the dense 384-page volume features hundreds of images and over fifty chapters covering the bands, venues, labels, hangouts, and larger-than-life characters that built hardcore punk rock in New York City. As Freddy Cricien of Madball writes in his foreword: "These years were formative ones. For those that lived it, you will be transported back in time and you can revel in the nostalgia. To those that didn't live it, go ahead and transport yourself to that period and be grateful that you've discovered this special scene. Read on and take everything in—but don't feel like you missed out! This book is a way to get caught up on history, and also a bridge to a whole world that is as relevant today as its ever been." The gripping and sometimes hilarious narrative is woven together like the fabric of New York itself from over 100 original interviews with members of Absolution, Adrenalin O.D., Agnostic Front, Antidote, Bad Brains, Bloodclot, Bold, Born Against, Breakdown, Cause for Alarm, Cavity Creeps, Citizens Arrest, Cro-Mags, Crumbsuckers, Death Before Dishonor, Even Worse, False Prophets, Gorilla Biscuits, H20, Heart Attack, Inhuman, Into Another, Irate, Judge, Kraut, Leeway, Life’s Blood, Major Conflict, Murphy’s Law, Nausea, Nihilistics, Nuclear Assault, Numskulls, Outburst, Pro-Pain, Quicksand, Raw Deal, Reagan Youth, Rorschach, S.O.D., Sacrilege, Savage Circle, Sheer Terror, Shelter, Shok, Sick of it All, Side by Side, Skinhead Youth, Straight Ahead, the Abused, the Cryptcrashers, the Mad, the Misfits, the Misguided, the Mob, the Psychos, the Ritz, the Stimulators, the Undead, Token Entry, Underdog, Urban Waste, Virus, Warzone, Youth of Today, and many, many more." - Bazillion Points

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