Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Essential RSD 2015 DEETS!!! While Jacco Gardner, Blind Shake, Pow!, and Quttinirpaaq Roll Out New Tunes!

Hey Everybody,
RECORD STORE DAY 2015 is on Saturday, April 18th and we're busy getting all the goods priced up and ready to go for all your friendly faces.  Keep your eyes peeled for more details to come in the days ahead!

We've got killer new releases from Thrill Jockey, Castle Face, Slovenly, Death Waltz and many many more this week.  Read on to the list below for full details.

We might be busy getting ready for RSD 2015, but we're never to busy to keep loading our bins with quality used LPs and 45s, swing by anytime and peep for yourself!

Chicago Shop RSD Deets

We are opening at 8am and we'll have hundreds of RSD 2015 exclusives!!!

Chicago In-store performances start at 4:30pm:
ADT (American District Telegraphy)

Keep an eye on our Instagram for more details on announcements on which RSD exclusives we'll have in stock!

Our neighbors West Town Bakery will be providing FREE Dark Matter Coffee and snacks inside Permanent in the AM. Our other neighbors Roots Handmade Pizza will be providing FREE afternoon snacks inside Permanent in the PM. What neighbors!

Los Angeles Shop RSD Deets

We are opening at 9am and we'll have hundreds of RSD 2015 exclusives!!!

LA In-store performances start at 5:30pm:
Hoover III
John Doe & Exene (X)
Super Special Secret Headliner!!!  (You're not gonna wanna miss this one!)

Keep an eye on our Instagram for more details on the super secret headlining band and announcements on which RSD exclusives we'll have in stock!


Have you been snoozin'? Lucky for you, there's still time to wake up. Many of the still in-print Permanent Label Releases are nearly sold out!

7in - Exit - The Exit E.P. (Black Wax, Ltd 400) Still available due to warehouse find! Already down to less than 10 copies left documenting this ultra obscure late 70's Chicago punk band!

7in - Bad Axe - Coachman b/w Poor Man, Run (Ltd 300) A mere 15 copies left of the hard rockin' archival jammer from '73!

7in - Sneakers - Children Into People EP (Ltd 500) Early Perm release, CAVE side-project, 7 copies then it's OOP.

LP - Afflicted Man - I'm Off Me 'Ead (Official 2013 Reissue, Repress, Black Wax, Ltd 300) 20 copies of this acid fried punk record still lookin' for a good home.

LP - Basic Cable - I'm Good To Drive (Black Wax, Ltd 200) Tune in while you still can, under 10 copies to go.

LP - Chicago Triangle - Emergence (Black Wax)
Hot damn! There's another 5 copies of this phenomenal Acid Archives worthy Chicago gem thanks to a recent warehouse find.

LP - Heater - God and Hair (Regular Edition on Black Vinyl) Columbia Missouri's short lived DIY RNR summer jammer, less than 15 copies are still in the mix.

LP - Leather Slave - Leather Slave (Oxblood Wax, Ltd 100) Under 5 copies on the Permanent exclusive color vinyl left, c'mon creeps, there's still time!

LP - MERX - 20000 Sq Ft Under The Sea (White Wax, Ltd 100) Only 20 copies on the Permanent exclusive color vinyl! Come up for air and grip a copy!

LP - Psyclones - Different Thinking People (Regular Black Vinyl) Just 2 copies left. Get weird! Think different!

LP - Purling Hiss - Purling Hiss  (Regular Edition Black Vinyl) Fully printed jacket version is still with us thanks to a warehouse find! Only 15 copies left of this now classic Hiss debut by Mr. Mike Polizze! Screen printed tour edition stock is dwindling as well...

LP - Rectal Hygienics - Ultimate Purity (Black Vinyl)
Just released at the end of this past February and already down to under 50 copies! Very fresh. Very freaky. Very gnarly. Hot! Hot! Hot!


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."


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.

Permanent Label is Portable!

Did you know, many Permanent Records Label Releases are now available for purchase as a digital download? Check out: Revolver, emusic, Google play, iTunes, Amazon.

Prefer streaming? Well good news, pretty much everything that has a “play” button on the internet now features many of our label release. Examples include: Spotify, Rhapsody, rdio, Deezer, and YouTube.


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).

Check the full list below and hit us up:

This Week's New Featured Releases and Reissues

7in - Chris Carpenter - This World (Is Closing In On Me) b/w Waterfalls - Original Stock Copies



"This is a bizarre pop-psychedelic gem of a 45 by Chris Carpenter of Detroit, Michigan.

“This World (Is Closing In on Me) (written by L. Drake) is full of paranoid lyrics. “Waterfalls” (songwriting credits by Parsons, Toma, and Carnes) features a harmonium, thunder sound effects, rattles and yet more obsessive lyrics. Both sides were produced by P. Carnes for Sidra Records, and arranged by L. Drake. Not sure if this is the same Chris Carpenter now involved in sound mixing for Hollywood.

This was originally released on Ocean-Side, a subsidiary of the Sidra label of Detroit in October 1966, then on Sidra itself a month later, and then picked up for national release by United Artists in February 1968, over a year after the original release." - garagehangover.com

7in - Jacco Gardner - Find Yourself


 “Find Yourself” is the first single from acclaimed baroque pop artist JACCO GARDNER’s upcoming sophomore release Hypnophobia. The B-side, “Mixed Feelings,” is exclusive to this release. Includes a download." - Polyvinyl

LP - Blind Shake - Fly Right


"Slovenly Recordings is hyped as hell to announce our inevitable teaming with Minneapolis, MN bald headed freaks THE BLIND SHAKE. This intense trio led by The BROTHERS BLAHA (JIM and MIKE, plus drummer / brother from another DAVE ROPER) has been plowing through massive waves of reverberation since 2003, releasing a heap of deep records along the way, including a few collaborations with legendary space-punk Michael Yonkers. Taking a more melodic approach than on previous releases, this nine-cut Fly Right EP is another sonic hurdle for the band, steadily alternating between bold, phaser heavy garage-punk wail (“Tar Paper,” “Holy Road”), trippy spaghetti-western tinged surf (“A Clock, A Window, A Pyramid,” “Diamond Days”) and viscerally dramatic scare tactics (title track “Fly Right”). The Blind Shake has forged a unique concept with their bizarre visual assault, combined with instigating on-stage behavior and a virtually bottomless well of haunting songs that all seem to draw from a specific pinpoint of punk rock twang, and have concocted another hypnotic document for an unworthy world." - Slovenly

LP - Colleen - Captain Of None


"Colleen is French multi-instrumentalist Cecile Schott, who uses her voice and the treble viola da gamba (a baroque instrument with gut strings), to weave intricate stories about the human mind and heart. Captain of None is the most melodic album in her repertoire, with fast-paced tracks rooted down by prominent bass lines and assorted percussive effects. It is also an album that breaks new ground for Colleen in terms of production. While previous works centered around sample-based or looped, minimal compositions, on Captain of None Schott significantly changed her approach, setting her viola and her voice as focal points. Captain of None is inhabited by delicately crafted, other-worldly pop songs incorporating dub-inspired techniques.

Captain of None was recorded, mixed, and produced entirely by Schott in her music studio in San Sebastian, Spain. Schott tried to open the gates in the way she played, sang, and wrote lyrics for the album, and set out to explore how effects like delay and echo could go from the “cosmetic sound varnish” role they usually play to a fully dynamic, constructive, song-shaping role.

Although the influence of Jamaican music is subtle, its implicit impact is felt throughout Captain of None. As a child, Schott became enamored with a cassette tape of Lee Perry tracks from 1976 to 1979. She continued to explore the music of Jamaica, awed by the amount and the variety of incredible music that was recorded with such breathtaking inventiveness. This infatuation can be heard on tracks like “Eclipse,” where Schott utilizes some of the more common dub production techniques, such as using an echo effect on the percussion and vocals. Her love of Augustus Pablo can be felt on “Salina Stars,” in which Schott uses the melodica, an instrument that she played for years but never used on her albums. She incorporates a Moogerfooger delay pedal to create vocal feedback and analog glitches, and used homemade devices — chopsticks, an Indonesian metal printing block — as percussion.

As for her unique main instrument of choice, Schott first noticed the viola da gamba in the film Tous les matins du monde when she was 15 years old. The instrument, which has been said to be the musical instrument that most resembles the sound of the human voice, heavily resonated with her. However, rather than bowing the instrument in a traditional manner, and heavily influenced by African music from different countries, genres, and eras, Schott tunes the viola da gamba like a guitar and plucks it, opening up a new world of sound that she explores in great depth on Captain of None, an addictive, unconventional pop album." - Thrill Jockey


LP - Crown Larks - Blood Dancer


"… exists at the intersection of the free rock, avant-garde jazz, and outre improvisation scenes which have long been a hallmark of the city’s music culture. “Blood Mirage” is the first taste of their upcoming debut Blood Dancer. A lumbering, slow-burn intro is worth the wait as Crown Larks launch into an unexpectedly tight groove, smearing healthy dollops of saxophone over an energetic percussion attack that reframes the preceding skronk as a storm-before-the-calm palate cleanser. in an admirable display of patience they have waited until now to unleash their debut long-player. The authentic chemistry that results from hours upon hours of gigging is heard throughout Blood Dancer.” - AdHoc

“… an avant-garde melting pot that depicts what happens when musicians on the same wavelength fuse mind, energy, and talents together as a unified communal-like force. ‘Overgrown’ is not your parent’s side b singular jam band track, but Crown Larks’ experimentation in creating plant and tree like textures that grow before your ears and eyes upon listening. Jack’s voice guides you through the evergreen tall grass, wild grown hedges, the thick of the woods until the Larks transform the entire soundscape into a jungle of amplified orations. Guitars grind against the droning meditation, as synths make circles like a dizzying swarm of birds, buzzards, and scuzzed out fuzz that blares and beats like scuffed up trainers stomping on a yoga mat. In under eight minutes you will have felt as if an entire natural habitat bloomed before you.” - Impose

LP - Fabio Frizzi - Zombie Flesh Eaters - OST


"Death Waltz Recording Company is proud to exhume another classic from their catalogue in lieu of demand from the dead and the living. From the twisted mind of Lucio Fulci comes Zombi 2 aka Zombie Flesh Eaters. A notorious gore classic and the poster child for the video nasty generation, the film gently transports the viewer from the concrete jungle of New York City to the mysterious Caribbean island of Matool, with some shark versus zombie shenanigans along the way. Our musical guide for this tour de gore is the inimitable FABIO FRIZZI and his magic synthesizer. Frizzi is adept at providing a superb musical travelogue, and is brilliant at lulling the listener into a false sense of security with authentic Caribbean sounds before dragging them down to the tenth level of hell via electronics. Synths chug as percussion while dreamy keyboard notes meander – is this a dream or reality? It’s reality, and you’re slowly pulled out of the dream with prog-rock beats and intense drums until that iconic main melody starts and you wake up. You’re not on Matool anymore, you’re back in Manhattan and the apocalypse has begun. Welcome to Zombi 2. They are going to eat you. Re-mastered in 2014 at Abbey Road Studios. Cover art by Tom Beauvais. Zombie green vinyl housed inside a Gatefold sleeve printed on 425 gsm reverse board includes an exclusive booklet featuring Sleeve notes by Fabio Frizzi, Ian McCulloch, Stephen Thrower & Tom Beauvais." - Death Waltz

LP - Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand - 2015 Reissue


"Little introduction should be required here. Let it suffice to say that Bee Thousand is arguably the best, or at least among the top Guided By Voices albums in a copious discography. Accordingly, the album has stacked up accolades over the years, including being voted #1 on Amazon.com’s “100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums of All Time.” It’s a staple of such lists, and has also placed highly on those curated by Spin, Pitchfork, Mojo and Rolling Stone.

This new LP pressing, the first since the late ’90s, honors the album’s 20th anniversary. It features new (and definitely improved) mastering from John Golden, a substantial gatefold jacket with a previously unpublished Robert Pollard collage, and high-quality virgin vinyl from RTI. We’ve also included a free download card." - Scat

LP - John Andrews And The Yawns - Bit By The Fang


 "Bit by the Fang is the first solo album from singer / songwriter John Andrews and his imaginary backup band The Yawns. Andrews began recording the album in 2013 while working at a Salvation Army in the Amish country of Lancaster, PA, his home at the time. As the new year rolled around, he followed a demanding schedule of writing, recording and touring with both Quilt (drums) and Woods (keys). It wasn’t until a well-earned break that he found the time and energy to complete the solo record he started months before. He recounts the difficulties involved: ‘Traveling so much caused my whole living scenario in PA to kind of fall apart,’ he tells, lamenting over the comfort only home can provide. As he moved back to his hometown of Yardville, NJ, he set up camp in his grandparents’ empty living room to record and perform everything entirely by himself once again. “Warm acoustic guitars, honky-tonk piano, lap steel, singing saw and fluttering violins all sing together on this well crafted, yet comfortingly sloppy, psych-country / R&B record. A self-taught piano player, Andrews maneuvers with the precision of a player well beyond his years. Lyrically and stylistically he tackles the subject of death with the lightheartedness of a Saturday morning cartoon in ‘”I’ll Go to Your Funeral (If You Go to Mine).’ It’s hard not to conjure comparisons to Michael Hurley, Daniel Johnston or Kevin Ayers. This album is a great introduction to the grandiose fables of characters at the mercy of Andrews’s oddball mind.”—Jeffrey Silverstein " - Woodsist

LP - Julee Cruise - Floating Into The Night - Reissue


"Floating Into The Night is the 1989 debut album by vocalist JULEE CRUISE featuring songs written and produced by composer ANGELO BADALAMENTI and film director DAVID LYNCH (who wrote the lyrics). The songs "Falling" and "Rockin' Back Inside My Heart" were both featured in Lynch's cult television series, Twin Peaks. The instrumental version of “Falling” was the theme song for Twin Peaks while the album as a whole is almost an unofficial soundtrack to the series. The track “Mysteries Of Love” was prominently featured in Lynch’s classic film Blue Velvet. Cruise’s dreamy, light vocals match perfectly with the music and lyrics to make this album sound like it is unattached to any era or time. Reissued on 180 gram vinyl with a double sided insert." - Plain

LP - Lightning Bolt - Fantasy Empire


 "Over the course of its two-decade existence, Lightning Bolt has revolutionized underground rock in immeasurable ways. The duo broke the barrier between stage and audience by setting themselves up on the floor in the midst of the crowd. Their momentous live performances and the mania they inspired paved the way for similar tactics used by Dan Deacon and literally hundreds of others. Similarly, the band’s recordings have always been chaotic, roaring, blown out documents that sound like they could destroy even the toughest set of speakers.

Fantasy Empire, Lightning Bolt’s sixth album and first in five years, is a fresh take from a band intent on pushing themselves musically and sonically while maintaining the aesthetic that has defined not only them, but an entire generation of noisemakers. It marks many firsts, most notably their first recordings made using hi-fi recording equipment at the famed Machines With Magnets, and their first album for Thrill Jockey. More than any previous album, Fantasy Empire sounds like drummer Brian Chippendale and bassist Brian Gibson are playing just a few feet away, using the clarity afforded by the studio to amplify the intensity they project. Every frantic drum hit, every fuzzed-out riff, sounds more present and tangible than ever before.

Fantasy Empire is ferocious, consuming, and is a more accurate translation of their live experience. It also shows Lightning Bolt embracing new ways to make their music even stranger. More than any previous record, Chippendale and Gibson make use of live loops and complete separation of the instruments during recording to maximize the sonic pandemonium and power. Gibson worked with Machines very carefully to get a clear yet still distorted and intense bass sound, allowing listeners to truly absorb the detail and dynamic range he displays, from the heaviest thud to the subtle melodic embellishments. Some of these songs have been in the band’s live repertoire since as early as 2010, and have been refined in front of audiences for maximum impact. This is heavy, turbulent music, but it is executed with the precision of musicians that have spent years learning how to create impactful noise through the use of dynamics, melody, and rhythm.

Fantasy Empire has been in gestation for four years, with some songs having been recorded on lo-fi equipment before ultimately being scrapped. Since Earthly Delights was released, the band has collaborated with The Flaming Lips multiple times, and continued to tour relentlessly. 2013 saw the release of All My Relations by Black Pus, Chippendale’s solo outlet, which was followed by a split LP with Oozing Wound. Chippendale, an accomplished comic artist and illustrator, created Fantasy Empire’s subtly ominous album art, and will release an upcoming book of his comics through respected imprint Drawn and Quarterly. Deluxe 2LP version comes in a heavy duty old-style tip-on gatefold jacket. LPs are pressed on virgin vinyl and housed in artworked inner sleeves with free download coupon." - Thrill Jockey


LP - Liturgy - The Ark Work


"Liturgy is a Brooklyn-based, self-styled “Transcendental Black Metal” band whose yearning, energetic music exists in an uncanny space between avant rock, black metal, fine art and shamanic ritual. Led by songwriter and conceptual architect Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, who is joined by guitarist Bernard Gann, bassist Tyler Dusenbury and drummer Greg Fox, the band exists as a 21st century total work of art (gesamtkunstwerk): activating divine potencies by means of music and culture even as it underscores the contradictions inherent in such a project during the internet era.  Their third full length, The Ark Work, is a quantum leap forward, a radical change in sound that paradoxically sounds more like Liturgy than ever.

The album hums and churns with Hunt-Hendrix’s inventive arrangements - drenched with glockenspiels, bagpipes, strings, ritual chanting, and MIDI horns. It supplements its metal energy with motifs from unlikely, disparate genres; cross-fertilizing hardstyle beats, occult-oriented rap, and the glitched re-sampling of IDM and with structures from Medieval sacred music, Romantic classical music, and minimalism. The result is a rich, seething cyber-fantasia that is improbably listenable, conveying the disarming, authentic emotion that is Liturgy’s hallmark - a blend of startling invention, high caliber musicianship, raw energy, and profound, cosmic sadness.

Liturgy began as the solo project of Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, who remains their sole songwriter.  After a few self-released cassettes, the project began in earnest with the release of the Immortal Life EP (2008) and the crystallization of the aims to adapt black metal’s typical genre markers – including blast beat drumming and rapid tremolo picking – along new, life affirming lines of artistic development, and to treat a rock band as a real-time visionary performance/art/life project. The band expanded to its current quartet for the recording of Renihilation (2009). Their fervid and cohesive live presence, in particular Fox’s unorthodox and dynamic drumming, quickly earned them a following both in the global metal underground and the Brooklyn art punk scene. Controversy erupted, along with interest from the wider world, around the companion piece to Renihilation: the text Transcendental Black Metal: A Vision of Apocalyptic Humanism, which Hunt-Hendrix delivered at the now-legendary Hideous Gnosis Black Metal Theory symposium that year.

With the release of 2011’s Aesthethica, the friction between Liturgy’s multiple worlds sparked and caught fire. Liturgy crossed over to perform to huge crowds at major festivals and at art institutions, including MoMA, where Hunt-Hendrix delivered his manifesto next to a Joseph Beuys sculpture. Aesthethica was listed as Spin’s top metal album of the year and featured on two different New York Times lists for top 10 albums of 2011 while the band graced the cover of Metal Hammer’s Subterranea magazine.  For the next two years the live band functioned as a duo while Hunt-Hendrix began the long process of composing what would become The Ark Work.  In 2014, Fox and Dusenbury returned to record the album along with Hunt-Hendrix and Gann, adding their dynamic energy to the mix.  The result is the first true sonic realization of Transcendental Black Metal: a musically cohesive alchemical fusion, an artistically reflexive work of theandery, and a mind-bending album that is as original as it is beautiful." - Thrill Jockey

LP - People Of The North - Era Of Manifestations


"As People of the North, Oneida vets Bobby Matador (organ) and Kid Millions (drums) create cosmic improvised music performed with the intensity of a rock band. Their music is loud and distorted, anarchic to its core and imbued with a devotional spirit. The band’s new album, Era of Manifestations, is its most intense statement of purpose, and documents their impressive tonal and rhythmic interplay. The music oscillates between passages of extreme discord and stretches of seemingly spontaneous cohesion, the latter an indication of how intuitive their communication has become after a 25 years of playing together. The album features Shahin Motia of Oneida on guitar and significant low-end contributions from Richard Hoffman of Sightings. Era of Manifestations is improvised music with bite, uncompromising and euphoric.

Several song titles on Era of Manifestations come from the Shakers, named thusly by Kid Millions, and the album’s title comes from a period in Shaker history in the mid 1800s when Shakerism underwent a period of spiritual reawakening. This period was marked by a preponderance of “revelations,” in which young members of the church were divinely given incredible bursts of spontaneous creative energy. The duality of those revelatory moments and the Shakers’ principles of simplicity and utility are alive and well in People of the North’s music. The album was created from a five-hour session of improvisations recorded at Seizures Palace in Brooklyn. Despite the at times overwhelming energy and sound produced by the group, it is imbued with simplicity produced by a laser-like focus, four minds working towards one ecstatic goal. The musicianship on display, the devotion to their craft, is stunning. Their range as musicians continues to amaze, as does their seemingly limitless capacity for innovation and individuality.

Bobby and Kid continue to perform together in Oneida, and are involved in numerous other projects. Kid’s ever-evolving project Man Forever recently released Ryonen, a collaborative effort with So Percussion, and Kid also released an album with Jim Sauter in late 2014. People of the North will be touring North America and Europe extensively this spring." - Thrill Jockey

LP - Pow! - Fight Fire


"POW! is re-chromed and ready to soundtrack your dystopian near future. Harsh neon synths battle with zipline guitars for space above a dark and teeming cityscape. Your guide is always in the shadows, you can’t make out his face but you hear his crazed diatribe as he wards off all affronts.  Razor-sharp punk at its core, Fight Fire is fleshed out with inventive and catchy synth work—and the floating bits of atmospheric expansion between tracks only heighten the paranoid atmosphere. These tunes have a sci-fi depth, a moody bite, and a startling clarity sharpened to a point by the wizard hand of Chris Woodhouse, who helmed the magnetization. Recommended listening for future-punk teens and grown adults alike." - Castle Face

LP - Quttinirpaaq - Dead September


 "Screaming wind-tunnel guitars and motorik floor tom and snare (“Bleed Out”), ear-splitting electro-punk mush-mouth (“White Witch”), eerie psychedelia (“Dead Birds”), and blackened industrial techno that slithers through most of side two into the skull-cracking closing dirge of “Walk Into The Sea.” Abrasive and perversely catchy. White vinyl. Edition of 300." - Rural Isolation Project

LP - Riz Ortolani - Cannibal Holocaust OST


 " Considered one of the most notorious films ever released and banned in over 50 countries for many years, Ruggero Deodato’s most brutal film (and surely one of the first ‘found footage’ films) still retains the power to shock to this day, it charts a team of documentary filmmakers as they go deep into the jungle to find and film the indigenous tribes of the area. First time on vinyl. 180-gram pressing.   "One thing that always stuck out like a sore thumb when viewing Cannibal Holocaust was Riz Ortolani’s score, which is beautifully composed, and recorded, offering a mix of traditional orchestration and early synth work. As a stand alone piece of music it’s staggering and I honestly think that if Cannibal Holocaust had a more traditional horror score it would be even more uncomfortable to sit through. As it stands, Maestro Ortolani’s score offers some respite from the violence onscreen and the juxtaposition between the sights onscreen and musical soundtrack have in my opinion never been bettered." - Spencer Hickman, Mondo and Death Waltz Recording Company Label Manager." - Mondo

LP - Shock - Shock Proof - 1976-1979


"A 20-song LP featuring collected material from 1976 to 1979 with many never before released tracks. Hear SHOCK they way they were meant to sound in all their blazing rock'n'punk glory! Limited edition of 500 copies on white vinyl with 8-page insert." - Artifix

LP - Sonic Youth - Bad Moon Rising - Reissue


"Sonic Youth’s second full-length LP Bad Moon Rising was originally released on Homestead and Blast First in 1985. The album is a fascinating examination of “the junction where hippie idealism [meets] the cold hard world,” says guitarist Lee Ranaldo, “where Woodstock [meets] Altamont—Death Valley, Charles Manson, Brian Wilson, musicians, murderers, heroes and villains.” Its original eight-song tapestry of droning guitar feedback, distant clattering percussion, and sullen vocals, all held together with interstitial noise loops and shadowy haze, ambles through a long, dark night before the feverish “Death Valley ’69,” driven by runaway guitar riffs and a frantic Thurston Moore / Lydia Lunch vocal duet, pounds the capstone into place. Sonic Youth’s big leap forward from Confusion Is Sex and Kill Yr Idols “reflects the spirit of the time,” to quote All Music Guide. Bad Moon Rising views “American gothic through the glassy eyes of willful moonlit paranoia.”
Back in print on Goofin’ Records, this reissue includes bonus tracks “Flower” and “Halloween,” both from a 12- inch single of the same era. The sound collage morsels “Sa- tan Is Boring” and “Echo Canyon” are your cue to begin moving toward the exit and get out while you can." - Goofin

LP - Useless Eaters - Singles 2011-2014


"Slovenly Recordings is honored to present a new collection from one of our favorite punk rock stalwarts USELESS EATERS! SETH SUTTON is the primary UE punk in question, and“Singles: 2011-2014 compiles the best tracks from their out-of-print singles from cool-assed labels like Goodbye Boozy (Italy), Tic Tac Totally and Nashville’s Dead, to name a few. The electrostatic shock of “The Moves” is here, and it sounds like the LSD is just about to take over, only you’ve been chewing on a tab that you never quite wrangled out of its aluminum foil wrapper. Fatter, lo-fi decimating sounds abound with tracks like “Bloody Ripper,” and “I Hate The Kids” (feat. TY SEGALL) makes an appearance here as well. This is a fully realized set that somehow works even better than flipping through your Eaters’ 7” stack, which is likely incomplete." - Slovenly

LP - Waxahatchee - Ivy Tripp


"NOW AVAILABLE ON VINYL!!! KATIE CRUTCHFIELD’s southern roots are undeniable. The name of her solo musical project WAXAHATCHEE comes from a creek not far from her childhood home in Alabama and seems to represent both where she came from and where she’s going. Waxahatchee’s latest record, Ivy Tripp, drifts confidently from its predecessors and brings forth a more informed and powerful recognition of where Crutchfield has currently found herself. The lament and grieving for her youth seem to have been replaced with control and sheer self-honesty. Recorded and engineered by KYLE GILBRIDE of Wherever Audio at Crutchfield’s home on New York’s Long Island—with drums recorded in the gym of a local elementary school—Ivy Tripp presents a more developed and aged version of Waxahatchee." - Merge


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Swampgas s/t $59.99
Bernard Purdue Shaft $29.99
The Cornbread s/t $29.99
Visitors Neptune $29.99
The Emotions So I Can Love You $29.99
Harold Budd/Elizabeth Fraser/Robin Guthrie/Simon Raymonde The Moon And The Melodies $29.99
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Boobie Knight And The Soulciety Soul Ain't No New Thing $49.99
John Coltrane Coltrane Prestige 7105 $49.99
Bayete' (Todd Cochran) Worlds Around The Sun $49.99
Soft Machine Third $29.99
John Coltrane Dakar $49.99
Cocteau Twins Victorialand $29.99
Pharoah Sanders Deaf Dumb Blind $39.99
Motorhead Orgasmatron $29.99
Shuggie Otis Here Comes $29.99
Brian Eno Ambient 4 On Land $29.99
Kinks Muswell Hillbillies $29.99
Clash Sandinista $29.99
Shocking Blue s/t $29.99
Jonathan Richman and Modern Lovers Jonathan Sings! $29.99
The Meters Cabbage Alley $29.99
Brian Eno Discreet Music $29.99
Clyde King Direct Me $29.99
Patrice Rushen Prelusion $29.99
A Certain Ratio Sextet $29.99
Bill Withers Just As I Am $29.99
Weldon Irvine Liberated Brother $299.99
Jean-Yves Labat M.Frog $29.99
Motorhead Another Perfect Day $29.99


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v/a Folksongs of the Louisiana Acadians (Still Sealed) $29.99
JB's Food for Thought $49.99
Hawkwind Doremi Fasol Latido $29.99
Orchestra Harlow Salsa $29.99
Francoise Hardy Mon Amour Adieu $39.99
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Tamiko Jones Cloudy $29.99
Hard Travelers s/t $29.99
Heavens to Betsy Calculated $29.99
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Jon Wayne Texas Funeral $29.99
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King Khan Experience King Khan Experience $29.99
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Fred McDowell Amazing Grace $29.99
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the Last L.A. Explosion (Still Sealed) $49.99
the Last Fade to Black (Still Sealed) $29.99
MX-80 Sound Out of the Tunnel $29.99
Quartette Tres Bien Quartette Tres Bien $49.99
John Uzonyi's Peacepipe Peacepipe $29.99
Nina Simone Silk & Soul $49.99
Gram Parsons GP $29.99
Psyclones Another Bridge $29.99
Space Art Play Back $49.99
Hans-Joachim Roedelius Durch Die Wuste $39.99
Pharoah Sanders Jewels of Thought $29.99
Memphis Slim South Side Reunion $29.99
Jimmy Smith The Incredible Jimmy Smith $49.99
Salvation Army Salvation Army $29.99
Lou Reed Metal Machine Music $49.99
Sagittarius Present Tense $29.99
Archie Shepp Fire Music $49.99
Nikki Sudden & the Jacobites Dead Men Tell No Tales $39.99
Terry Reid s/t $29.99
Rolling Stones Aftermath $29.99
Screaming Trees Uncle Anesthesia` $39.99
Tin House Tin House $49.99
Throbbing Gristle Third and Final Report $29.99
T-Rex Electric Warrior $29.99
v/a Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 OST $29.99
Stanley Turrentine with the 3 Sounds Blue Hour $29.99
Tyrannosaurus Rex Beard of Stars $29.99
Wire 154 $49.99
West Coast Pop Art Experience Band Vol. 3: A Child's Guide to Good & Evil $79.99
Neil Young Tonight's the Night (w/ Inserts) $39.99
Tom Waits Franks Wild Years $29.99
Muddy Waters Sings 'Big Bill' $29.99


  • 5/TBA/2015
    Tape Release
    6:30 PM - FREE!
    All-ages in-store!
  • 5/23/2015
    6:30 PM - FREE!
    All-ages in-store!


  • 7/18/2015
    6:30 PM * ALL AGES
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