November 2011 Archives

Dinosaur Jr. - Cassette Trilogy Box Set

Joyful Recordings has reissued the first three Dinosaur Jr albums on cassette in a wooden box and it is already sold out. Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies, the Dinosaur Jr. Cassette Trilogy is packaged in a custom-built, screen-printed wooden box, printed by In Case of Emergency Press. The three cassettes include the original artwork for their Self Titled, You're Living All Over Me, and Bug full-lengths, all released between 1985 and 1988. As a random suprise added to 50 of the 500 boxes available, some will find a copy of Sebadoh's Weed Forestin' cassette. While I am happy to see a resurgence in cassettes in 2011, or anything non-digital, priced reasonably, and non-imbecilic, I am in no way ready to jump back on the bandwagon I jumped off fifteen years ago. If you were lucky enough to order in time, you should receive yours sometime around December 13.

Found Music 11/25/11

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Talking Heads, Yo La Tengo, Rain Parade, Queens of the Stoneage, Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros

Le Garage Abandonne has Talking Heads 8-8-79
Know Your Conjurer has Yo La Tengo 6-10-11
Willfully Obscure has Rain Parade 6-2-86
Down Underground has Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros 1-1-02
Music Art VCL has Queens of the Stone Age 9-4-11
The Blood Moons / Six Star General Split 12" Vinyl is now available for pre-order. Immediate 320kb mp3 download, including all album artwork and the records ship the next day. The Vinyl is limited to 200 hand numbered copies and the jackets were screen printed at the 75orLess house, on 18 point brown 100% PCW recycled chipboard, using red and black inks. The Blood Moons "Self Titled" EP includes six tracks and Six Star General's "These Woods Smell Like Grape" EP has seven tracks. New Bedford, Massachusetts' The Blood Moons newest batch of songs about love gone wrong, relationships gone wrong, lust gone wrong, goodbyes gone wrong, and taxidermied lovers! Providence, RI's Six Star General recorded their EP in the summer of 2011 at Plan of a Boy Studio in Providence with Kraig Jordan. Seven songs, over 22 minutes of music, including a cover of the T. Rex classic 'Life's a Gas' with Jodie Treloar on vocals. Pre-order a copy at the label webpage.

Friday's Found Music 11-18-11

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Killing Joke, Wooden Shjips, Of Montreal, Meat Puppets, Trans Am

Southern Shelter has Of Montreal 10-29-11
Acid Punks has Trans Am 7-3-97
Shiny Grey Monotone has a 3CD collection of rare tracks from Killing Joke
NYC Taper has Wooden Shjips 11-10-11
The Flat Response has Meat Puppets 6-25-11
The Olivia Tremor Control - Dusk At Cubist Castle and Black Foliage vinyl reissues

Chunklet is reissuing The Olivia Tremor Control's Dusk At Cubist Castle and Black Foliage on black vinyl with gatefold packaging. Black Foliage has been remastered from the original tapes. There's a combo package available for pre-order that includes an exclusive t-shirt and if you order both albums, you also receive a download of over 3 hours of rare, unreleased, and live material. This ships on November 15. Choose your best option at the Chunklet store.
Dennis Most - "I'm Not Dead Yet! + Indianaroadkillarama"

Dennis Most, proto-punker of underground legend, brings you "I'M NOT DEAD YET!" & "INDIANA ROADKILLARAMA". First released in 2008 on vinyl by Italy's Tornado Ride Records. Desperate vocals, slashing guitars, pounding bass and drums...throw in some melody and what you have is a CD that will rip you up and leave you dying on the floor. 21 tracks. You can download the track Balls for free. Available at the label webpage.

Friday's Found Music 11-11-11

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Guns N Roses, Bob Dylan, Sonic Youth, The Fall, Spiritualized

Captains Dead has Guns n Roses 8-16-91
Know Your Conjurer has Spiritualized at Glastonbury 2008
Sluggisha has Sonic Youth 7-4-92
Big O has Bob Dylan 5-11-76
Uuhngschpugg has The Fall 5-6-83
MW Ensemble's 'Songs for Cello, Piano, and a Train' is now released. MW Ensemble is a New York based musical project comprised of Nancy Wheeler and Mike Winters. In 2008 they released their first EP entitled 'Apartment or Nepal'. In 2010 and 2011 MW Ensemble released two singles: 'Complementation and shifts by 16/15'and 'Op. 2'. Both singles include 4-track recorded solo piano compositions which can be described as repetitive parts with atonal pieces. The fall of 2011 brings the release of 'Songs for Cello, Piano, and a Train', an EP that will be available on 8" record, cd, and digitally. Limited to 50 silk screened copies, you can download the track 'II, for cello and piano', and pick up a copy at the label webpage. Also, the 8 inch vinyl is available directly from the Ionik Records website.

Rob Crow - He Thinks He's People

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Rob Crow - He Thinks He's People (Temporary Residence Limited)

Rob Crow of Pinback has a new solo record called 'He Thinks He's People' on Temporary Residence Limited. His solo stuff makes it easy to see who brings what to the Pinback palatte. there's the angular guitars, the double tracked vocals, the pop hooks. If a Pinback fan stumbles into a room while this is playing, they are going to ask which Pinback album it's from. You can download the track Sophistructure. The record comes with an mp3 download, and is only $10 plus shipping. As a bonus, the first 200 copies come in black and white half and half vinyl. You can order it from the Temporary Residence website.

Friday's Found Music 11-4-11

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Throwing Muses, Richard Buckner, Jawbox, Thurston Moore, Minor Threat

Acid Punks has Jawbox 1-24-97
NYC Taper has Thurston Moore 5-20-11
Shiny Grey Monotone has Minor Threat 3-4-83
The Flat Response has Throwing Muses 10-12-11
Daytrotter has a session from Richard Buckner

Mike Mountain - Hiding In The Rock

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Mike Mountain's 'Hiding in the Rock' is now released. With irreal lyrics serving as the lighthouse and a pulsating three-piece providing the current, Mike Mountain charts a course that musically sticks in your craw and once hooked refuses to lighten the slack. Unafraid to stray into the abyss, the crew floats along with a deceptive calm; like the harbor before the mania of an oncoming deluge that threatens the dirty seaport. All and all, the catch is quite tasty, but like any delicacy, the sound is destined for those with a particular palate. They understand the value of salt in an earth increasingly musically bland. They're convinced the feast will leave you hungering for more. Six tracks, you can download the track Two Little Bossmen, and pick up a copy at the label webpage.
The Marshmallow Ghosts - Self Titled

Graveface has gone all out for the self titled debut full-length by The Marshmallow Ghosts. The CD version is actually a DualDisc, and is in a DVD-sized package with a 24 page booklet. One side is the CD, the other the DVD of their horror film 'Corpse Reviver No. 2'. The vinyl has orange, purple and white mixed colors and a clear stenciled jacket. The music sounds similar to the 'Embryonic' album by The Flaming Lips, lots of keyboards, spooky sounds, and experimentation, most hitting the nail directly on the head. You can listen to a sampler from the album, or check out the video for The Hearst Song, or watch the 97 minute version of Corpse Reviver No 2. All physical orders receive an 11x17 poster (a digital download is also available, minus the fun), and you can purchase this all directly from Graveface.

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