Sunday, September 30, 2012
New vinyl arriving Tuesday will include: new Avett Brothers "The Carpenter" (special order), new Yo La Tengo 12" "Stupid Things", new Robert Pollard "Jack Sells The Cow", new Mountain Goats "Trancendental Youth", new Vaccines "Come of Age", new Mark Eitzel "Don't Be A Stranger", new Dave Matthews Band "Away From the World" (another special order), latest Swans "Seer" (sorry, already spoken for), 60's experimental electronic band , Silver Apples "The Garden", Mazzy Star "She Hangs Brightly", another Joe Strummer re-issue "Streetcore" (again, sorry, already spoken for), Flaming Lips "Yoshima Battles the Pink Robots", anothe copy of the new Bob Dylan "Tempest", Galaxie 500 re-issues of "On Fire", "Today", "This Is Our Today", (love these guys), Of Monsters and Men "My Head is an Animal" (another special order), Social Distortion self-titled (special order tho I can't remember who, I should write this stuff down), Flying Burrito Brothers "Gilded Palace of Sin" (again already spoken for). I can't believe the response to the Burrito Brothers re-issues, I have to order like 3 more of this one and "Burrito Deluxe". Also believe it or not, some x-mas, some Daptone 7", Binky Griptite "World of Love/ Stone Soul Christmas", Charles Bradley "Everyday is Christmas/Mary's Baby", Sharon Jones "Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects/Holiday Breakdown", and White Stripes 7" , "Merry Christmas from the White Stripes", and a Flaming Lips lp "Christmas on Mars" (green vinyl with a white 7" and a dvd)
Little late with this one, but a couple weeks ago I saw a great show at Sokol Underground, Diiv and the Wild Nothing. Both bands are on Captured Tracks, a small but great New York label (which is also re-issuing local band For Against's first 3 lps in a box set on 12/4). Both bands put on great shows. Call it shoegaze or dream pop or whatever it was just great pop. Diiv probably rocked a little more and Wild Nothing was a little more melodic, apples and oranges, I couldn't say which one was better. loved them both. The new Wild Nothing lp is fantastic and I hope to have some in the store in the near future, same with the new Diiv lp.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
New vinyl arriving this Tuesday will include: new Mumford & Sons "Babel", new Dum Dum Girls 12" "End of Daze", new Band of Horses "Mirage Rock", new Green Day "Uno", new Wallflowers "Glad All Over", new Sea & Cake "Runner", new John Hiatt "Mystic Pinball", new Killers "Battle Born", Wilco "Summerteeth", Seapony "Go With Me", Seapony "Falling", Seapony 7" "Sailing/I Saw You", Joe Strummer "Global a Go-Go", Joe Strummer "Rock Art and the X...", another Cat Power "Sun", Carolina Chocolate Drops "Leaving Eden", re-issue of Bush Tetras 7" "Too Many Creeps/You Can't be Funky", 2 diff Flying Burrito Brothers re-issues, "Burrito Deluxe" and "Gilded Palace of Sin", Joy Division 7" "Love Will Tear Us Apart/Transmission" which I believe is different or demo versions. And a special order for Unnatural Helpers "Land Grab".
Sunday, September 16, 2012
I didn't really know Larry Boehmer, former owner of the Zoo Bar. I first went to the Zoo in 77' or 78' (to see Charlie Burton) and by the 80's I was a regular, especially for FAC. So over the years we had a few brief conversations but mostly just exchanged greetings. But I had alot of great times there and saw many great bands, many famous performers. The bar has weathered some tuff times as their crowd grew older and bands started costing more. I saw Buddy Guy there twice (still one of the best guitarist I've ever seen live, maybe the best, tho Richard Thompson is right there) but his asking price went up as did many others. It is a credit to Larry and his staff that some bands still came there even tho they could make more elsewhere but they love the Zoo bar. I don't think alot of people realize the Zoo bar is one of the coolest in the state and in the country for that matter. David Lindley on Tuesday, always entertaining, i will be there and next Sunday there will be a special gathering to remember Larry.
New vinyl arriving Tuesday will include: new Grizzly Bear "Shields", new Calexico "Algiers", new Corin Tucker Band "Kill My Blues", new Jon Spencer "Meat & Bone", new Aimee Mann "Charmer", new XX "Coexists", new My Morning Jacket 12" remixes, new Keane "Live Upstairs", new North Mississippi All-Stars "Live Upstairs", also a new Helio Sequence and Thee Oh Sees that are special orderd, Swans "My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope..." (not their newest one but the one right before and in time for their show at the Bourbon on Thursday.) Also Woods "At Echo Lake" (this is Greg Grubbs favorite band), Breakaways "Walking Out On Love" (Paul Collin's Beat), Flying Burrito Bros "Burrito Deluxe", Dennis Wilson "Pacific ocean Blue" (a classic), Gary War "Horrible Parade", Rolling Stones "Some Girls Live in Texas 78' (2LP and dvd), and Adele "21" which is also a special order.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
New vinyl arriving Wednesday will be Animal Collective "Centipede Hz", Ry Cooder "Election Special", Dead Can Dance "Anastasis", Panda Bear (of Animal Collective) "Tomboy", Factory Dance Comps Vol. 1 and 2, Sea & Cake "Oui" , Paul Collins "King of Power Pop".