Monday, August 24, 2015

Hey Everybody,
This week's list includes new titles from Ultimate Painting, Pridjevi, Mac Demarco, Jamie XX, and Ufux and some awesome reissues from Replacements and Scientists!  Check out the list below for further details…

Both shops are always buying used LPs, 7ins, and CDs.  We've been acquiring so much great used stuff lately that we've decided to feature some of the higher quality LPs with a separate newletter altogether!  So watch your inboxes for our Used LP Highlight Updates.  They go out every Friday!



The Chicago shop is gearing up for some great in store performances in September!

Killer Moon (Chicago) and Vincas (Athens, GA) are rockin' the shop on Saturday, September 5th!

Carbonleak (Chicago) and CROSSS (Toronto) are playing on Sunday, September 13th at 5PM.

The Funs (Chicago) are celebrating their "My Survival" LP release with a sure to be killer show on Friday, September 25th!


Permanent Records Presents is back at Ace Hotel, August 25th at 8:30 PM! This time we'll be joined by Peter Buck, co-founder and guitarist of the legendary band R.E.M.!! Peter, Liz and Lance will be Djing into the night, Upstairs at Ace Hotel DTLA so be sure to bring your dancing shoes for a night filled with garage, soul, funk and beyond. Free your mind and you ass will follow!


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!

LP - Afflicted Man - I'm Off Me 'Ead (Official 2013 Reissue, Repress, Black Wax, Ltd 300) 13 copies of this acid fried punk record still lookin' for a good home.

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

LP - Frankie And The Witch Fingers - Frankie And The Witch Fingers (Black Wax, Ltd 350) - Only 15 copies of this fuzzed ear pleaser!

LP - Heater - God And Hair (Black Wax, Ltd 200) Columbia Missouri's short lived DIY RNR summer jammer, less than 10 copies are still in the mix.

LP - King Blood - Eyewash Silver (2013 Permanent Records Screened Fold-Over Special Edition) - Only 4 copies left, the it is OOP for good!

LP - Leather Slave - Leather Slave (Black Wax, Ltd 200) Under 25 copies left, then it's OOP,c'mon creeps, there's still time!

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

LP - Purling Hiss - Purling Hiss (Regular Edition, Black Wax) - Only 7 copies of this guitar skree masterpiece!


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

LP - Ultimate Painting - Green Lanes - Colored Vinyl



"“Green Lanes” is the second album from London-based band Ultimate Painting. Formed as a loose collaboration by Jack Cooper (Mazes) & James Hoare (Veronica Falls) the project quickly turned into a full-fledged band in 2014 with the release of their s/t debut album on Trouble In Mind. That album received praise worldwide from NME, Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound & more & with “Green Lanes” the band is poised for more accolades. The album is focused & cohesive, the result of two voices becoming one and each member’s songs complimenting the other, carving out a distinct & unified voice as Ultimate Painting.

Slinking out of the gate, the first song “Kodiak” is an hummable future-classic with Cooper & Hoare’s guitars dancing around each other with ease. The licks & lyrics conjuring up images of Sixties California & Seventies New York; a picture of dark clouds on a sunny day. The rest of the album follows suit with the airy, lush harmonies of “Sweet Chris” & “Two From The Vault” and even kicks up some dust with the chooglin’ “(I’ve Got The) Sanctioned Blues” and the manic ”Woken By Noises”. While their s/t debut was all Cooper & Hoare, this time out, they are augmented by the addition of their live drummer Neil Robinson who provides propulsion on all but one of “Green Lanes”s tracks. The album artwork was once again provided by Portland artist Bradley Kerl, who portrayed Hoare’s London flat & recording space chock full of the equipment used to record both the band’s albums casually tumbling toward the viewer.

2015 sees the band hitting the road again, with appearances at UK & European Festivals as well as a full US Tour in the fall in support of “Green Lanes”

RIYL: Mazes, Veronica Falls, Velvet Underground, The Grateful Dead, Feelies, Parquet Courts, Television, The Kinks, Pavement, The Bats" - Trouble in Mind

LP - Pridjevi - Pridjevi - Black Vinyl



"Pridjevi is the recording project of Dino Santaleza, with vocalists Ivana Picek & Nina Romić; a trio of Croatian songwriters who formed the band on a lark, trading ideas & songs over email until birthing what would become Pridjevi’s debut album. After releasing it via Bandcamp in the spring of 2014 as a digital-only release, the album caught the ears of Trouble In Mind who present it here in the vinyl & compact disc format.

Pridjevi’s s/t debut is a dizzyingly psychedelic magnum-opus & a stunning debut, stitching together a seemingly disparate range of inspirations such as psychedelia, acid rock, baroque pop, Tropicalia, and Eastern ragas into an addictively listenable whole. The band sings entirely in Croation, but the melodies & songs carry the entire weight of the album, holding the listener’s attention until the last note is struck. “Pridjevi”s tunes feel almost like rock devotionals to a higher spirit; heavy, hypnotic & wholly unique. The band has evolved into a fully functional live unit, playing shows & festivals in Europe, building a solid fanbase, particularly in their native country, where the band has already been featured in Rolling Stone & beyond.

RIYL: Tame Impala, Dungen, Goat, Jacco Gardner, Blonde Redhead" - Trouble in Mind

LP - Replacements - The Twin/Tone Years - 4xLP Box Set



"Featuring Sorry Ma, I Forgot to Take Out the Trash (1981), Stink EP (1982), Hootenanny (1983) & Let it Be (1984)
Along with Prince and Hüsker Dü, The Replacements put Minneapolis on the rock map in the 1980s. Among America’s greatest alternative acts of the last two decades, the ’Mats rose from chaotic noise-makers to polished craftsmen, leaving at least three unqualified masterpieces in their wake. In a perfect world, Let It Be, Tim, and Pleased To Meet Me would have all gone platinum - but then again, endearing imperfection was always a hallmark of this band’s music.

The Replacements formed in the wake of the punk explosion of the late 1970s. Their anarchic stage shows had earned them considerable notoriety in local clubs (in fact, they had to change their name from The Impediments after a particularly disruptive performance in one such nightspot). Indie label Twin/Tone took note and signed the quartet, and their first album, Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash was issued in 1981. That record and the Stink EP that followed in the next year were both pretty much standard-issue hardcore thrash.

With 1983’s Hootenanny, however, audiences began to take notice of the songs beneath all the sound and fury; “Color Me Impressed” had exactly that effect on discerning rock listeners. By 1984’s Let It Be, The Replacements’ exponential growth as musicians – and most particularly, Paul Westerberg’s growth as a writer – was undeniable. The album topped critic’s polls across the country and earned The Replacements a place on the roster at Sire Records.

If you’re a ‘Mats purist who believes that the band was never the same after they signed to Sire, then you’ll dig this! The Twin/Tone Years box set, which includes the aforementioned Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash (1981), the Stink EP (1982), Hootenanny (1983) and Let It Be (1984), will be limited to only 8,000 numbered copies, so if you’re looking to enjoy the band’s earlier, more rambunctious material in the best way possible, then you’ll want to hop to it!" - Rhino

LP - Scientists - Scientists - 2015 Reissue


"The Scientists' 1981 wild debut bewildered Perth, Australia's punters with its charging anthems centered on themes of young love and alienation. Obvious in its rebellion yet more pop than punk, the self-titled “Pink Album" deftly embodied the tough-yet-danceable outsider aura of The Ramones, and its unheard of, feverish clip shook the shores of the geographically confined Swan Coastal Plain of down under. Recorded just as the lineup of guitarist-vocalist Kim Salmon (The Cheap Nasties), drummer James Baker (The Victims) and bassist Ian Sharples were breaking up, the album stands as a testament to the contagious chops of Perth's swelling pool of musical talent, and to the promise of Salmon's unwavering vision that would become one of the most celebrated acts of the Aussie underground." - Numero Group

LP - Scientists - Blood Red River - 2015 Reissue



"After trekking east from the suburbs of Perth to take new root in Sydney, in 1983 the Scientists hooked up with producer Chris Logan, who’s credited with the album’s imposing sonic girth and rumbling low end, and premier Aussie punk label Au Go Go for an album that would define their unmistakably swampy, psychotic aura. These six songs revisited band leader Kim Salmon’s interest in the Cramps and the Stooges, while adding in the repetitive dementia of Suicide and elements of cow punk twang, with Salmon’s distinctly unrefined Australian accent snarling tales of lust, confusion and angst." - Numero Group

LP - Mac Demarco - Another One


"Like the days of Steely Dan or Harry Nilsson releasing a classic album every year (or less) comes Mac DeMarco's Another One, a Mini-LP announced one year after the release of the meteorically successful Salad Days. Written and recorded during the downtime between a relentless touring schedule, Another One is an eight-track release that expands the arsenal of Mac's already impressive catalog, showing the maturity of Mac's progression as songwriter: it's a bit more refined, a bit more sophisticated, but nonetheless retains the guts and soul of classic Mac.

Despite working at the same pace as artists like Creedence and The Rolling Stones, coupled with an equally unending schedule of touring and press, it's odd that Mac is labeled as a slacker. With two full-lengths and two EPs released and hundreds of sold out shows performed in the last several years, a recent late night television debut on Conan following a special performance on The Eric Andre Show, it seems, as Mac nears his 25th birthday, there's not a slack bone in the man's body. Great songwriters don't need to reinvent themselves; they just need to keep going and let the songs out in the world. Thus, here's Another One." - Captured Tracks

LP - Jamie XX - In Colour


"In Colour is the Young Turks/XL Recordings debut album from Jaimie xx. The eleven track LP includes previous releases “Girl” and “Sleep Sound” as well as forthcoming single “Loud Places,” which features vocals from Romy Madley Croft. The release of In Colour comes on the back of an incredible six year creative period, which has seen him alternate effortlessly between his role as founding member and producer of The xx, and creator of more electronic and club orientated music as Jamie xx.

A string of acclaimed productions in recent years including debut solo single “Far Nearer,” remixes for the likes of Adele, Radiohead and Florence & The Machine, production work for Drake and Alicia Keys plus We’re New Here - Jamie’s seminal reworking of Gil Scott-Heron’s final studio album - hinted at what was to come. With In Colour – a bold, celebratory, emotional record that features collaborations with The xx band mates Romy Madley Croft (“Seesaw” and “Loud Places”) and Oliver Sim (“Stranger In A Room”), Young Thug and Popcaan (“Good Times”) and Four Tet (“Seesaw”) – Jamie delivers his definitive artistic statement.

“In Colour doesn’t feel like my first album because it’s the end of six years’ work. It’s about all of the music I’ve been inspired by in that time; the people I’ve met, the places I’ve been. I’ve gone from being a fan of electronic music, admiring great artists and producers, to feeling like I’m a part of their world. In Colour is about transition and transformation - going away, coming home, going away again, coming home again - and how that journey changes me every time. I love touring, and the places I’ve visited, but when I’m on my laptop I’m always thinking about home or music. I love being in a band, being a producer, being a DJ. This album is about all of that. In Colour isn’t the end of an era, it’s the start of what’s next.” - Jaimie xx" - XL Records

LP - Syl Johnson - Complete Twinight Singles 2xLP


"There are many great soul singers, but few has inspired hip hop from its early beginning to now. Syl Johnson is a unsung pioneer of musical fusion." - RZA

Syl Johnson began the '60s a blues singer and session guitarist and concluded it having synthesized his own brand of gritty Chicago soul. Their first signee, Syl Johnson set the tone at Twinight Records, writing and producing fifteen 45s during his four year tenure with the label. This double LP neatly bundles each side of each of Johnson's Twinight 45s, from the heavily-sampled grunts on "Different Strokes," to the ghetto-conscious "Concrete Reservation."" - Numero Group


LP - Vangelis - Blade Runner - OST


180 GRAM RED WAX!!!!
"One of the Most Memorable and Important Soundtracks in Movie History: the Music is Beautiful, Poignant, Exciting and Mysterious!

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

Ridley Scott's 1982 film Blade Runner is universally hailed as one of the finest sci-fi movies ever made. The landmark film remains a classic to this day and includes breakout performances from a laundry list of popular movie stars such as Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos.

The film's accompanying soundtrack composed by the world-renowned Greek musician Vangelis also holds cult status and although it was very well-received by fans and critics at the time of Blade Runner's initial release, including nominations for Best Original Score at the BAFTA and Golden Globe awards, it wasn't officially released until 1994.

Its 12-tracks add up to nearly one hour of music, a dark and melodic amalgamation of classical compositions and synthesizers which mirror the futuristic film noir envisioned by Scott. Vangelis makes each track truly flow into one another with movie dialog samples from the film's actors interspersed throughout. The soundtrack also features notable contributions from Demis Roussos on vocals and a lingering sax solo by Dick Morrissey on "Love Theme." 

Blade Runner is a timeless classic, now offered on collectible 180g tranlucent red vinyl courtesy of Audio Fidelity. This limited edition gatefold jacket presentation also includes many colorful stills from the film. Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio." - Audio Fidelity

7in - Ufux - You Look Dark b/w Trash Walk


"Another new (Chicago) band, UFUX, featuring DR. ILTH from (DAILY VOID/FUNCTIONAL BLACKOUTS) and with only a few live appearances under their belt, they'll certainly be one to watch, with their throbbing Flipper/Germs devolving grooves burrowing deeper and deeper into your ear holes." - Jeth-Row


9/5/2015 - TBA PM
VINCAS (Athens, GA)

9/13/2015 - 5 PM
CROSSS (Toronto)

9/25/2015 - TBA PM
THE FUNS ("My Survival" DBL LP Release Celebration!)


8/25/2015 - 8:30 PM
Permanent Records Presents:
An Evening With Peter Buck

@ Ace Hotel (Upstairs!)
*** ALL shows are FREE and ALL AGES unless noted otherwise ***