Monday, July 13, 2015

Hey Everybody,
This week's list includes new releases from Toupee, Action Swingers, Fogg, Beau Wanzer, Sewers, German Army, Hogg, and a slew of new cassettes from EyeVybe Records!  Check out the list below for further details…

Also both the Chicago and the Los Angeles shops are getting quality used LPs, 7ins and CDs in all the time so come on by either location and dig in, we're sure you'll find something you like.  A sampling of some of the used LPs showing up at both shops can be found in lists at the very bottom of this newsletter.


P-Rex head honcho Lance Baressi is curating a compilation of lesser known hard rock acts from the 60s and 70s for Riding Easy Records called Brown Acid - The First Trip.  This Raw Meat single is the teaser single for the forthcoming compilation.

Check out this choice A.V. Club feature about the forthcoming Raw Meat single.


Thanks to everyone who came out to the Empty Bottle Friday night for the Dead Moon show that we Dj'd, it was an honor and an absolute blast!

West Fest 2015 was a rip-roaring success! Thanks to all the folks who ventured in to the shop!  And we got to rock it with Dead Moon for two days in row!  Now that's a good weekend!

We'll be setting up shop next weekend at the Chirp Record Fair at Pitchfork Music Festival, so be sure to come by our table and say hi!  We'll have killer new and used LPs for sale and high fives and smiles for free!


The Los Angeles shop is having a massive LP blowout all week.  $1-5 LPs with green tags will be 50% off.  Hundreds out each day!!!

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Gel Set // Matchess // Crosss in store on Saturday!

Chicago's Melkbelly are playing the LA shop on Saturday, July 18th at 6:30 PM!  As always, in store shows are FREE and ALL AGES!  Come on down!
Tickets available at the LA shop!


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 - Bad Axe - Coachman b/w Poor Man, Run (Ltd 300) 1 copy left of the hard rockin' archival jammer from '73!

LP - Afflicted Man - I'm Off Me 'Ead (Official 2013 Reissue, Repress, Black Wax, Ltd 300) 15 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 - Heater - God and Hair (Regular Edition on Black Vinyl) Columbia Missouri's short lived DIY RNR summer jammer, less than 10 copies are still in the mix.

LP - MERX - 20000 Sq Ft Under The Sea (White Wax, Ltd 100) Only 18 copies on the Permanent exclusive color vinyl! Come up for air and grip a copy!

LP - Purling Hiss - Purling Hiss  (Regular Edition Black Vinyl) Fully printed jacket version is still with us thanks to a warehouse find! Only 9 copies left of this now classic Hiss debut by Mr. Mike Polizze! Screen printed tour edition stock is dwindling as well...


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:


LP - Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath - Original UK pressing on Vertigo with Vertigo inner sleeve

Dave - Permanent Records Chicago

$199.99 → Email If Interested LISTEN

" Black Sabbath's debut album is the birth of heavy metal as we now know it. Compatriots like Blue Cheer, Led Zeppelin, and Deep Purple were already setting new standards for volume and heaviness in the realms of psychedelia, blues-rock, and prog rock. Yet of these metal pioneers, Sabbath are the only one whose sound today remains instantly recognizable as heavy metal, even after decades of evolution in the genre. Circumstance certainly played some role in the birth of this musical revolution -- the sonic ugliness reflecting the bleak industrial nightmare of Birmingham; guitarist Tony Iommi's loss of two fingertips, which required him to play slower and to slacken the strings by tuning his guitar down, thus creating Sabbath's signature style. These qualities set the band apart, but they weren't wholly why this debut album transcends its clear roots in blues-rock and psychedelia to become something more. Sabbath's genius was finding the hidden malevolence in the blues, and then bludgeoning the listener over the head with it. Take the legendary album-opening title cut. The standard pentatonic blues scale always added the tritone, or flatted fifth, as the so-called "blues note"; Sabbath simply extracted it and came up with one of the simplest yet most definitive heavy metal riffs of all time. Thematically, most of heavy metal's great lyrical obsessions are not only here, they're all crammed onto side one. "Black Sabbath," "The Wizard," "Behind the Wall of Sleep," and "N.I.B." evoke visions of evil, paganism, and the occult as filtered through horror films and the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, H.P. Lovecraft, and Dennis Wheatley. Even if the album ended here, it would still be essential listening. Unfortunately, much of side two is given over to loose blues-rock jamming learned through Cream, which plays squarely into the band's limitations. For all his stylistic innovations and strengths as a composer, Iommi isn't a hugely accomplished soloist. By the end of the murky, meandering, ten-minute cover of the Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation's "Warning," you can already hear him recycling some of the same simple blues licks he used on side one (plus, the word "warn" never even appears in the song, because Ozzy Osbourne misheard the original lyrics). (The British release included another cover, a version of Crow's "Evil Woman" that doesn't quite pack the muscle of the band's originals; the American version substituted "Wicked World," which is much preferred by fans.) But even if the seams are still showing on this quickly recorded document, Black Sabbath is nonetheless a revolutionary debut whose distinctive ideas merely await a bit more focus and development. Henceforth Black Sabbath would forge ahead with a vision that was wholly theirs." -

LP - Ennio Morricone - Revolver OST

Jamie - Permanent Records Chicago

$29.99 → Email If Interested LISTEN

"An original soundtrack recording from the 1972 Italian classic crime story Revolver in Ennio Morricone's tense and dramatic compositional style. The film is also known as Blood in the Street and stars Oliver Reed as the protagonist. Those looking for the kitsch and funky sound of classic '70s Morricone will find much to delight in here. Featuring sweeping minimalist string arrangements beautifully juxtaposed with more beat and funk passages, this is one of his more inspired early-'70s works." -

LP - Terry Riley - Persian Surgery Dervishes - First Pressing on Shanti

Jon - Permanent Records Chicago

$69.99 → Email If Interested LISTEN

"Persian Surgery Dervishes is a recording of two live solo electric organ concerts, the first held in Los Angeles on 18 April 1971 and the second in Paris on 24 May 1972, by avant-garde minimalist composer Terry Riley, following his A Rainbow in Curved Air and In C. The two very different performances of the same composition "Persian Surgery Dervishes" are meant to show the importance of improvisation in Riley's music. Riley plays a modified Yamaha electric organ tuned in just intonation." - Wikipedia

"…Riley's 1970s masterpiece. Exquisite playing and a phenomenal experience of constantly evolving creation." -

This Week's New Featured Releases and Reissues

LP - Toupee - Leg Toucher - Purple Wax



 "Representing Chicago’s robust network of outsider artists and house punks, Toupee spare no one from their sharpened, penetrating vision on Leg Toucher. From behind their masks, they lend observations to their listener. They offer heightened sensations that hide nothing. Toupee lurk beneath gentle and ferocious vocals and wicked sonic blowouts, piercing their listener with their glare.

Placing slow, soft frequencies against frantic, unchained crashes, Toupee carefully extract the supernatural from mundane life. This sublime sense results from a refusal to be silent while facing pain or decay, which are two key elements of the quartet’s alchemy. Toupee spin otherworldly punk tales from drowning rhythms and hidden current.

Dynamic, wide-ranging voices and propulsive, deliberate instrumental interplay amplify those heightened sensations. Intense stage energy translates into unexpected twists. Ghouls sing, as does innocent youth. Toupee bring their listener to fragile edges of glass, into sticky, swampy muck, and rapid transit. Leg Toucher will give you the chance to unmask those transformations in everyday life." - Moniker

LP - Action Swingers - Quit While You're Ahead - Colored Vinyl


"Back in 1989, the Action Swingers burst onto the NY underground music scene with one of the nastiest, snottiest, pissed-off 7-inch releases of all time. Written in fifteen minutes, rehearsed only once and recorded for $100, “Kicked in the Head” b/w “Bum My Trip” was an immediate slap in the face of garage punk fury. The band was the brainchild of singer / guitarist / songwriter Ned Hayden, who had previously played in the Nightmares and Pontiac Brothers. Backing him on their debut single was Julie Cafritz (Pussy Galore) on guitar and Johan Kugelburg on drums. The combination of Hayden’s bile-spewing vocals, the cavernous, fuzzed-out guitars and the trashcan drums made their debut single an immediate classic. Shortly after it was released, Kugelburg was relived of drum duties and replaced by J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr, Deep Wound), who was then replaced by Don Fleming, who played drums on the band’s follow-up single “Fear of a Fucked Up Planet.” For the better part of the ’90s, the band continued to record and release a slew of incredible albums and singles on various labels and became a revolving door for East Coast musicians. In addition to those named above, the Action Swingers featured Bob Bert (Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore), Pete Shore (Unsane, Boss Hog), Howie Pyro (Blessed, D Generation) and Bruce Bennett (A Bones), to name a few. The band toured Europe extensively where they gained a loyal following, particularly in the UK where they received much airplay from John Peel and written praise from Everett True in NME. In 1994, Caroline Records issued a CD compiling the band’s first two singles with unreleased recordings from around the same period. Hilariously titled Quit While You’re Ahead by Hayden, this collection served as a nice reminder of just how brutal and raw the band was in the beginning. Previously unreleased tracks like “Miserable Life” and “Losing My Cool” are every bit as vitriolic and pulverizing as the tracks they had chosen to release. In The Red is now happy as a pig in shit to give this collection its first ever vinyl release. This is uneasy listening at its finest." - In The Red

LP - Fogg - High Testament - Colored Vinyl


"Warped riff-riders FOGG worship at the altar of the almighty riff, conjuring leaden tombs of amp-destroying sound. The towering Texas trio cranks howling psychedelic metal and ‘70s biker doom topped with gnarly shredding and strangely unique vocals that hover distantly over landslides of chest rattling bass and drum tumble. High Testament deals heavy quantities of hazy hooks and woozy timbres, which combine to paint a dreamy aesthetic; a hazy, neon form that sounds like metal chords trapped in a never-ending film dissolve. Enter the FOGG!" - Tee Pee Records/Under The Gun

12in - Beau Wanzer - Untitled - BW-02


Chicago's own BW returns with another killer 12in of layered rhythms, woozy hyper-galactic video game witchery, hypnotic underwater techno and future fried electro bangers.  The 45 RPM on the label has been blacked out and this actually meant to be spun at 33 ⅓ RPM but really this sounds fucking fantastic at either speed!  This is installment #2 on Beau's eponymous private press imprint.
A1 Beefhearts 4:06
A2 Drew is a Dogeater 4:38
B1 Seedless Grins 8:12
B2 Beaches of Leeches 2:57

LP - Sewers - Weight - Edition of 300


“These new tunes show an evolved band bringing you some of the finest Australian outsider scuzz heard this decade of the 21st Century. Only an infuriatingly indifferent place like Brisbane could give rise to these disillusioned guitar slingin' goon sackers, and the sonic nihilism on display here is a glorious call to arms for the disaffected. This release will hopefully continue to pump Sewers unique brand of aural sewerage into the ears of the small but loyal army of weirdos and freaks synonymous with good taste and eventual cultural progress.” – Matt Kennedy (Kitchens Floor)" - Homeless

7in - German Army - Taushiro - Flexi


"No matter what your underground scene affiliation(s) might be, you’ve probably heard about German Army. In four years of prolific discipline, the mysterious duo behind GeAr have issued 30-ish tapes, CDs and records on small labels around the world, not to mention many side projects. New cassettes appear almost monthly from unpredictable international locations, and vinyl compilations act as curated “annual reports.” This far into their incredibly efficient album release cycle, they’ve started to upend the curatorial aspect of record label operations, and the band is essentially curating labels, rather than the other way around. The act of simply keeping up with German Army is a fantastic way to find great labels and other artists around the world.

This flexi/digital release is something a little different: “Taushiro” is rooted in the same kinds of early industrial textures as their other work, but it’s also a peek behind the curtain, a document of the daily creative rituals behind the project. This is the fabrication of gears within the complex machinations of GeAr. There are fits and starts, sampling experiments, and even hints of humor one rarely finds in their expansive discography. German Army is often compared to early Cabaret Voltaire, and in a sense “Taushiro” is the “basement tapes” to CV’s “Attic Tapes.”

But this is decidedly not a “Voice of America.” Like other German Army releases, whose album and song titles spotlight tribal cultures near extinction or already gone, “Taushiro” is closer to a “Voice of Mesoamerica,” drawing attention to the Taushiro people of Northern Peru, their history, traditions, and language. These folks dwindled from a modest society of several thousand in the 17th century to less than ten in recent decades, following an all-too-familiar narrative: they were”relocated” by Catholic missionaries, hunter/entrepeneurs arrived to “liberate” their natural resources and further chase them from native lands, and exposure to foreign pathogens brought waves of devastating epidemics. Tragically, it may be too late for them.

In recent decades, what little cultural identity remains of the Taushiro or their Urarina neighbors (mostly a widespread traditional use of ayahuasca throughout the region) has been made into fodder for the affluent spiritual tourism of Stuart Wilde’s etheric fieldwork clientele. But it’s too late for them. Now they’ve been replaced by waves of Vice Media-loving daredevil psychonaut bro-tourists, getting high on the fumes of fading cultures. And it may be too late for them.

Don’t let it be too late for you.

-Scott Scholz" - Weird Ear

Tape - Hogg - Bury The Dog Deeper

New on Nihilist Recordings


"Hogg's experimental project consisting Emma Sims and Hanna Elliott born in Atlanta based in Chicago.
The project was started four years ago was the main live music in live so far. Mainly received hard core, Post-Punk, Old School industrial, noise, No Wave, Minimal Wave, the effects such as Goth and Black Metal, David Wojnorowicz, Lee Lozano, Chris Burden, also influenced by the music of such as Paul Mccarthy It has been. Group titled HOGG I quoted from Samuel Delaney work 'Hogg'. The story revolves around a young boy of the relationship with the sexual relationship and the gang tracker rapist. .
HOGG of performance and music, love, is represented sex, death, birth, violence, etc., leads along with the absurd and hysterical sensations of its contents to the humanity of destruction.
HOGG the music and performance by subliminal Manipulating Ray Sion (control of the subconscious), capitalism, Spirituality (spirituality), sex, Chauvinism (blind patriotism), Symbolism (symbolism), pursue existentialism (existentialism) and nihilism to. ." - Google Translation of Japanese music blog Fragile

Tape - Idpyramid - Dawn Rider


"side A
dawn rider A
side B
dawn rider B
ed. of 100
16 min/side" - Eye Vybe Records


Tape - Lil Tits - Creep Day

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"side A
5 finger grind
new digs

side B
slay ride
abba sabbath

recorded live at the empty bottle 4/7/15
11 min/side
ed. of 100" - Eye Vybe Records


Tape - Matt Orenstein - Lady Moray


"side A
hurly burly
channel x news
music from the battle of gilgcomain
kitchen follies
unsex me here

side B
tomorrow, and
fugue (brief candles)
sound & fury

21 min/side
ed. of 100" - Eye  Vybe Records


Tape - Moss Folk - Veiled Visions


"side A
incultation pt 1
fourth arm
incultation pt 2
path ways

side B
incultation pt 3
native son
summit bells
nite walk

ed. of 100
14 min/side" - Eye Vybe Records


Tape - Mr. Ma'am - Kiss And Yell


"side A
you'd better believe
try for me baby

side B
hey scum
top or bottom

ed. of 100
5 min/side" - Eye Vybe Records

Tape - Nest Egg - Demonstrational Cassette #3

$5.99 → BUY NOW

"ed. of 100
20 min/side" - Eye Vybe Records


Tape - Soft Eyes - Stay Home

$5.99 → BUY NOW

"side A
too sick for the city
(i guess that's all) i can't remember
big sun
backyard tent

side B
stay home
cave people
boogie babe
sunshine cats

ed. of 100
17 min/side" - Eye Vybe Records


Tape - UV-TV - Demo


"This is a demo that will blow you away. Catchy, poppy post punkish coming out of Gainesville. Not what you will expect at all.
Play, rewind, repeat." - High Fashion Industries


Voivod Nothingface $49.99
Plastic People Of The Universe Egon Bondy's Happy Hearts Club Banned $74.99
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine $39.99
Sleep Chamber Submit To Desire $39.99
Factrix Scheintot $39.99
Voivod Killing Technology $39.99
Syd Barrett Mad Cap Laughs and Barrett $49.99
William S. Burroughs/Kurt Cobain The Priest They Called Him $29.99
Jane Birkin/Serge Gainsbourg Je T'Aime $39.99
The Undertones All Wrapped Up $39.99
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation w/ Poster! $74.99
John Prine s/t $29.99
Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments Bait And Switch (Still Sealed!) $39.99
Imperial Dogs Unchained Maladies Live 1974-75 $39.99
Bobby Bland Ain't Nothing You Can Do $49.99
Aphrodite's Child 666 $69.99
Guns 'N' Roses Gn'R Lies $29.99
West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Part One $49.99
West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Vol. 2 $49.99
Scientists Weird Love $39.99
Master/Slave Relationship The Lubricious Love $29.99
Kim Fowley Born To Be Wild $49.99
Metallica Ride The Lightning $49.99
Black Flag Everything Went Black $49.99
Daughters Of Albion s/t $39.99
Alice Cooper Pretties For You (Rare orange label on Straight) $74.99
Faust IV $74.99
Metallica Master Of Puppets $59.99
Frijid Pink All Pink Inside $29.99
Gene Clark No Other (Cut Corner) $59.99
Chrome Half Machine From The Sun $29.99
Meatbodies s/t (Transparent Gold) $39.99
Leadbelly Leadbelly's Last Sessions Part one $29.99
Troggs Wild Thing $29.99
Iggy Pop The Idiot $29.99
Mercyful Fate Curse Of The Pharaohs $29.99
Cure Pornography $39.99
Public Image Ltd. First Issue $29.99
David Bowie Space Oddity w/ Poster! $49.99
Collective Star Music From The Mantric Wave Vol. 2 $49.99
Soda Stereo Nada Personal $49.99
Kinks Kink Kontroversy $49.99
High Tide Sea Shanties $59.99
Love s/t $29.99
Love De Capo $29.99
Red Hot Chili Peppers Mother's Milk $29.99


Granicus Granicus (Promo) $149.99
Dragonfly Dragonfly $399.99
Sandy Denny Denny $29.99
Miles Davis Night in Tunisia $29.99
Beach Boys Best of… (Still Sealed) $29.99
Laraaji Ambient 3: Day of Radiance $29.99
Brian Eno Taking Tiger Mountain (by Strategy) $29.99
the Fall A Part of the America Therin, 1981 $49.99
Manuel Gottsching / Ash Ra Tempel New Age of Earth $49.99
Fripp & Eno Evening Star $29.99
Jimmy Hyacinthe Jimmy Hyacinthe $49.99
Juno A Future Lived in a Past Tense $79.99
Juno This is the Way It Goes and Goes and $99.99
John Jacob Niles the Ballads of… $49.99
V/A Nuggets: Original Artifacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 $49.99
Posies Success $49.99
Posies Alive Before the Iceberg $29.99
Tuxedomoon Half-Mute $29.99
Peter Walker Rainy Day Raga $49.99
Throbbing Gristle D.O.A: Third and Final Report of… $39.99
Mary Wells Mary Wells $29.99




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