Yesterday was Record Store Day 2013 which brings out all the vinyl lovers for this one day event. It’s like Christmas for the record collector types. There are special limited edition releases, band performances, and overall love for independent record shops. Jack White was the “ambassador” for this year’s RSD since he is a big supporter of the vinyl format. At his record store in Nashville, he had a press set up that could record customers singing and press it straight to vinyl – read more about it here via the Toronto Sun. You can also watch this promo for Record Store Day featuring Jack White via Vimeo below (hit refresh if you don’t see the video – it is a bit finicky sometimes).
The Faint announce a 12” single via Saddle Creek which features four new songs and will be sold exclusively on the road during their North American tour = see dates below. The 12” consists of The Faint’s first new songs since 2008′s “Fasciinatiion”. You can listen to Evil Voices below and The Faint will be playing this track on the tour along with other new songs featured on the 12”. The new songs were recorded in Enamel, the band’s Omaha based studio and mixed with Mike Mogis from Bright Eyes and long-time Faint collaborator.
A1 Evil Voices
A2 This is is IS IS ( Pain)
B1 Unseen Hand
B2 Circuit Jerk
On November 19th, Saddle Creek is also reissuing The Faint’s third album, 2001’s “Danse Macabre”. The remastered release has amazing packaging (I luckily got an early shipped copy), which features six bonus tracks from the era as well as an extensive booklet, will be available on CD in a triple-disc format with a DVD, and on double vinyl that also includes the CDs and DVD. Copies of the physical album will be limited to 5,000 for the 2xCD/DVD package and 3,000 for the 2xLP/2xCD/DVD package.
The reissue is supported by the tour, which kicked off last week. During these shows, the group will performing “Danse Macabre” in its entirety for the first time ever.
Watch a live vid of the band playing Agenda Suicide in 2001 and tearing it up in their home town.
11/16: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades *^
11/17: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom ^
11/18: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theater *^
11/20: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues ^
11/21: Permona, CA @ The Glass House *^
11/23: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *^
11/24: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues *^
11/27: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *#
11/28: Austin, TX @ Emo’s East #
11/30: Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom *#
12/01: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Heaven Stage *#
12/02: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel #
12/05: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *#
12/06: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero *#
12/07: New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *#
12/08: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *#
12/09: Montreal, QC @ Club Soda *#
12/11: Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy *#
12/12: Chicago, IL @ Metro *#
12/13: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *#
12/14: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium *#
* = with Trust
^ = with The Casket Girls
# = with Icky Blossoms
For more information on The Faint, visit http://www.thefaint.com.
Detroit-based duo ADULT. are re-releasing their groundbreaking album, “Resuscitation” via Ghostly International on November 27th. This truly innovative album (and a Culture Addicts favourite) has never been available digitally, and the CD version has been out of print for a number of years so this is a must-have release for your collection. The reissue is available on double LP or as a digital release. Both versions come with four digital bonus tracks from the Resusciation era. I just picked it up this morning on pre-order from the Ghostly International online store.
Listen to Minors At Nite (Still Sick) lifted from “Resuscitation” via Soundcloud
When it was first released in 2001, “Resuscitation” was an pseudo introduction to the duo, collecting a bunch of songs on CD that had only previously been available on hard-to-find singles and EPs.
“We’ve wanted to re-release this album for some time,” says ADULT.’s Adam Lee Miller, “but we weren’t ready until now. We have some new material in the pipeline, and we thought this would be a nice way to reintroduce ourselves.”
B1. New Object (Edit)
B3. Mouth To Mouth
B4. Nausea (Restructured)
C1. Pressure Suit
C2. Dispassionate Furniture (Reupholstered)
C3. Human Wreck (Radio Edit)
D1. Side-Swiped (Extended Mix)
D2. Your Lies
D3. Skinlike (Equation Mix)
* Includes 4 additional bonus tracks never before released
The new material mentioned by Miller are two cover songs for the tracks Shari Vari and 122 Hours of Fear which are available as a 7″ single and/or digitally on November 6th. 122 Hours of Fear was originally by The Screamers, sounds like it could have appeared on the soundtrack to their own horror movie. “The Screamers are a major influence for us,” Miller says, “and we first performed the song in February, at our first live show in two years.”
Shari Vari provides a look into the band’s past, as well as to their home city’s cultural heritage — it was originally by Sterling Jones and Paul Lesley, aka A Number of Names. Miller says, “We remixed it in 2001, [but] we were never satisfied with our remix, so we decided it would be fun to approach it as a cover and see if we could figure it out better.”
A. Shari Vari
B. 122 Hours of Fear
Listen to the amazing cover of Shari Vari via Soundcloud
Watch the promo video for the covers single and reissued album below via YouTube which is in true, twisted ADULT. style.
White Whale Records announce the release the Shine A Light 7” by Swervedriver’s Adam Franklin who covers ‘Shine A Light’ by Wolf Parade and ‘Elm Grove Window’ by Clientele on the single.
A side: Shine A Light (Wolf Parade)
B side: Elm Grove Window (The Clientele)
Listen to the tracks below via Soundcloud…
Swervedriver are playing a bunch of shows across the US and the Shine A Light 7″ will be available as a tour 7″ on limited edition clear vinyl. It will also be available digitally and through the White Whale store for those of you who miss out on this limited-edition pressing. If you are interested in buying the MP3 or 7″, go to whitewhale.ca/label/store.
Mar 28 Philadelphia, Union Transfer
Mar 29 Boston, Brighton Music Hall
Mar 30 DC, Rock and Roll Hotel
Mar 31 New York City, Bowery Ballroom
Apr 2 Cleveland, Grog Shop
Apr 3 Chicago, Bottom Lounge
Apr 4 Seattle, Neumo’s
Apr 5 Portland, Doug Fir Lounge
Apr 6 San Francisco, Slim’s
Apr 7 Los Angeles, Key Club
For more information on Adam Franklin, visit AdamFranklin.com.
Hush Arbors release their first Thrill Jockey release with Arbouretum on the new Aureola split album. The two bands have been exploring for years the fusion of progressive folk and psychedelic rock, so it was a natural progression that they joined forces for this release.
Watch the video for Hush Arbors – ‘The Sleeper’ below.
The Black Twig Pickers return with two new songs on a specially pressed ‘Yellow Cat’ 7″ vinyl release for Record Store Day 2012.
Watch the video for ‘Yellow Cat’ Live at the Floyd Country Store below.
Freakwater have reissued Feels Like The Third Time which has only been in print on CD since its release, and the vinyl version has been unavailable because the record plant burnt down shortly after our initial order of vinyl arrived. The record was remastered to vinyl by Roger Seibel at SAE and also . The vinyl LP features seven originals and five covers by the likes of Conway Twitty, Woody Guthrie, and Nick Lowe and also includes a download card.
Watch the video for Freakwater’s ‘My Old Drunk Friend’ below.
Tortoise will reissue two singles. ‘Lonesome Sound’ was released on Thrill Jockey and features a cover of the Freakwater song of the same name. ‘Mosquito’ was released on David Sims’ (of Jesus Lizard) Torsion Music label. These releases feature the original line-up of Douglas McCombs, John McEntire, John Herndon, Bundy K. Brown, and Brad Wood. Both have been recut to vinyl by Bob Weston (Shellac) and feature the original fold-over artwork, and will be sold as a double-pack. Both 7″ sleeves can be put together to form a full four panel poster.
For more information about Record Store Day, visit www.recordstoreday.com.
Merge Records will have some vinyl available for Record Store Day on Saturday, April 21. To get the following releases, you must pop into your local independent record store to show your support on April 21st.
Arcade Fire – ‘Sprawl II’ b/w ‘Ready to Start’ (Remixed by Damian Taylor & Arcade Fire) 12″ Single
This special 12-inch pressing marks the first physical release of the remixes of ‘Sprawl II’ and ‘Ready to Start’ by Damian Taylor and Arcade Fire. The remix of ‘Sprawl II’ can be heard in the dance motion-activated music video by Vincent Morisset at Sprawl2.com, while the ‘Ready to Start’ remix has previously only been available as a bonus download with the deluxe film-bundled version of The Suburbs.
Watch the videos for the original versions of ‘Sprawl II’ and ‘Ready To Start’ below.
Richard Buckner – ‘Willow’ b/w ‘Lost’ 7″ vinyl
‘Willow’ b/w ‘Lost’ is Richard Buckner’s first 7″ containing two new songs and a free download with purchase, the 7-inch will also include a digital-only cover of The Cars’ ‘Candy-O.’
Listen to ‘Willow’ below via Soundcloud.
M. Ward – ‘Primitive Girl’ b/w ‘The Twist’ & ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ 7″ vinyl
M. Ward’s limited-edition RSD exclusive 7″ features ‘Primitive Girl’, the first single from his new record, as well as two non-album b-sides including ‘Roll Over Beethoven,’ and an original song entitled ‘The Twist.’ M. Ward will be performing at Fingerprints in Long Beach, CA, on Record Store Day.
Listen to ‘Primitive Girl’ below via Soundcloud.
Destroyer – Destroyer’s Rubies Double-LP reissue vinyl
Destroyer’s Rubies will be released on vinyl for the first time in the US. The double-LP reissue will be pressed in limited quantities on ruby red coloured vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day and will include a free download of the entire album. Side 3 features ‘Loscil’s Rubies,’ a 20-minute bonus track remixed by Scott Morgan.
Listen to ’3000 Flowers’ from Destroyer’s Rubies below via SoundCloud.
For more information about Record Store Day, visit www.recordstoreday.com.
Witching Hour is Ladytron’s 3rd album, and features 13 tracks including ‘Destroy Everything You Touch’, ‘The Last One Standing’, ‘All The Way’ and ‘Sugar’.
Watch the video for ‘Sugar’ from the album below.