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10 Bands, One Cause for Vinyl Tuesday!



This Vinyl Tuesday, we’re seeing the reissue of some of the biggest titles from indie rock, punk and emo bands around! Ten Bands re-issue their albums on limited edition pink vinyl, all for one cause. This is the third year for the initiative that helped raise $65,000 for Gilda’s Club NYC, an organization that provides community support for both those diagnosed with cancer and their caretakers. It is named after comedian Gilda Radner, who passed away from the disease at the age of 43 in 1989.

This year’s limited pink vinyl are from Anthrax, The Black Keys, Courtney Barnett, Ed Sheeran, Jim Breuer & The Loud & Rowdy, My Chemical Romance, NOFX, Opeth, Pixies and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Proceeds will sponsor Gilda’s Club NYC.

Hitting our rack today are the following titles:

  • Anthrax – For All Kings
  • The Black Keys – Chulahoma
  • Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  • Ed Sheeran – X
  • Jim Breuer & The Loud & Rowdy – Songs from the Garage
  • My Chemical Romance – Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Getaway

The remaining three titles (Pixies – Head Carrier / Opeth – Sorceress / NOFX – First Ditch Effort) are new releases that will be released on their respective release dates as a special color variant. Stop in and stock up!

Tons of New Releases & Restocks!

Warpaint – Heads Upwarpaint

Heads Up is beguilingly gloomy and acts as a big leap forward for Warpaint. With so many co-existing styles, what could have been a disjointed listen is reigned in thanks to intelligent songwriting, contemporary production, and, most importantly, an intensity that elevates everything with impenetrable confidence and cool.

Where the Californian quartet’s previous records (2010’s ‘The Fool’, 2014’s ‘Warpaint’) have focused heavily on building an intense mood, ‘Heads Up’ instantly feels more spontaneous and relaxed. Its glittering peak, ‘New Song’, was born out of the band larking around and singing about playing a, well, new song. It’s easily their best tune to date; a huge slab of euphoric pop that begs you to hit the repeat button. The title track shares a similar nagging energy, but manifests it in a Cure-style bassline and Emily Kokal and Theresa Wayman’s gleaming post-punk guitars.

How to Dress Well – Carecare

On How to Dress Well’s fourth LP, Care, Tom Krell sings about what it really means to care—for others, for the world, and for himself—with a voice which has more clarity and depth than ever before. Care is an exploratory, journeying record in which Krell employs a broad range of distinct styles and emotional tones in pursuit of the knowledge of what it really means to be a human in the world and how to do that in the truest way he can.

The album is a beaming pop record, yet it is a natural step in Krell’s evolution. Now four albums deep, Krell has become something of a career artist, teasing out ideas from earlier records even as he pushes his sound in new directions.


David Bowie – Who Can I Be Now (1974-1976) bowie

The twelve CD box, thirteen-piece vinyl set and digital download features the material officially released by Bowie during the so-called ‘American’ phase of his career from 1974 to 1976 and contains the previously unreleased album from 1974 called ‘THE GOUSTER’..

The box set, which is named after a track recorded in 1974 but not officially released until the 1990’s, includes ‘DIAMOND DOGS’, ‘DAVID LIVE’ (in original and 2005 mixes), ‘YOUNG AMERICANS’ and ‘STATION TO STATION’ (in original and 2010 mixes) as well as ‘THE GOUSTER’, ‘LIVE NASSAU COLISEUM 76’ and a new compilation ‘RE:CALL 2’ a collection of single versions and non-album b-sides.

All of the formats include tracks that have never before appeared on CD/vinyl/digitally as well as new remasters.

Bruce Springsteen bruce

‘Chapter and Verse,’ the audio companion to Bruce Springsteen’s extraordinary forthcoming autobiography, was released Sept. 23 on Columbia Records. The career-spanning compilation was released four days before Simon & Schuster publishes Born to Run. Five of the album’s 18 tracks have not been previously released.

Springsteen selected the songs on Chapter and Verse to reflect the themes and sections of ‘Born to Run.’ The compilation begins with two tracks from The Castiles, featuring a teenaged Springsteen on guitar and vocals, and ends with the title track from 2012’s ‘Wrecking Ball.’  The collected songs trace Springsteen’s musical history from its earliest days, telling a story that parallels the one in the book.

New Releases (Cont’d)

The Allman Brothers Band – Live From A&R Studios: New York, August 26, 1971 CD (Allman Brothers Band Recording Company)
AlunaGeorge – I Remember CD/LP (Interscope)
Devendra Banhart – Ape In Pink Marble CD/LP (Nonesuch)
Beach Slang – A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings CD/LP+MP3/Cassette (Polyvinyl)
Biosphere – Departed Glories CD/LP (Smalltown Supersound)
Joe Bonamassa – Live At The Greek 2xCD/4xLP (J&R Adventures)
David Bowie – Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) 12xCD/13xLP (Rhino/Parlophone)
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry – Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad CD/LP (Cooking Vinyl)
Katie Dey – Flood Network CD/LP+MP3/Cassette (Joy Void)
Ex-Cult – Negative Growth CD/LP (In The Red)
Game Theory – The Big Shot Chronicles [Reissue/1986] CD/LP+MP3 (Omnivore)
Giraffe Tongue Orchestra – Broken Lines CD/LP (Cooking Vinyl)
How To Dress Well – Care CD/2xLP+MP3 (Weird World)
Kansas – The Prelude Implicit CD/2xLP+MP3 (Inside Out Music)
Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – I Had A Dream That You Were Mine CD/LP (Glassnote)
LVL UP – Return To Love CD/LP+MP3/Cassette (Sub Pop)
Archy Marshall – A New Place 2 Drown LP+MP3 (True Panther Sounds)
Merchandise – A Corpse Wired For Sound CD/LP (4AD)
My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade/Living With Ghosts 2xCD/3xLP (Reprise)
Neurosis – Fires Within Fires CD/2×12” (Neurot)
Paper Route – Real Emotion CD/2xLP (Kemosabe)
Parquet Courts – Performing Human 12” (Rough Trade)
Pink Floyd – Meddle [Reissue/1971] LP (Sony Legacy)
Pink Floyd – Obscured By Clouds [Reissue/1972] LP (Sony Legacy)
Bruce Springsteen – Chapter And Verse CD/2xLP+MP3 (Columbia)
Stick To Your Guns – Better Ash Than Dust CDEP/12” (Pure Noise)
Trap Them – Crown Feral CD/LP (Prosthetic)
True Widow – Avvolgere CD/2xLP (Relapse)
Warpaint – Heads Up CD/2xLP (Rough Trade)
Rachel Yamagata – Tightrope Walker CD/LP (Frankenfish)

Palm in-store in 2 weeks + New Music from Against Me!, Kishi Bashi & More

Just a reminder that our free in-store with Palm is coming up on October 1st with local band Shell! Click here for the event page.

Palm’s latest release, debut LP Trading Basics, is an intricate mechanical showcase of the full band in its most realized and programmatic form to date—it’s an artful display of their collaged catalog of musical influence from punk to minimalism to jazz. Most of the tracks on Trading Basics are structured around a push/pull dialogue/argument between Alpert and Kurt’s impossibly tightly woven guitar parts. Their back and forth, mostly atonal banter is mediated by tastefully repetitive, almost trance-like bass lines from Gerasimos Livitsanos. The bass lines sort of give off the air of a neutral third party who is in the room listening, but not making any sudden movements or inferences—like an old slow motion man nodding in acceptance.

This is not a record for a dance party or for a sing along and this is not a record to listen to passively in any capacity.  Sit down on a cushion with some headphones, tune into all the individual parts working as a whole, appreciate the craftsmanship, and value Palm for the forward-thinking dynamic rock band they are in an era where copy-cat bands get so much spotlight.

New Releases

Against Me! – Shape Shift with Me against

While embracing a general change in theme, Shape Shift With Me does not much shift the band’s musical shape: Brawny, distorted hooks with pounding percussion and chanted anthems are still Against Me!’s bread and butter, and tracks such as “333” will feel immediately familiar even if the chorus is as lyrically lusty as “I want to be as close as I can get to you.” It’s hard not to wonder if the record’s collaborative songwriting process suggests Grace is running out of her own ideas. But as these not-too-complicated riffs march their way to nostalgic closer “All This (And More),” there’s no disagreeable drop-off in intensity or quality. Those who like their alt-punk laced with introspection and intellectualism will continue to like Grace’s music, and perhaps learn a bit about what it’s like to be her as well.


Preoccupations – Preoccupationspre

The self-titled Preoccupations album is the debut release under the band that was formerly known as Viet Cong. This comes third in the band’s catalog, following a cassette they pressed to sell on that first tour and a self-titled 2015 album as Viet Cong. (They announced the name change last year after a series of protests and at least one cancelled show over the old one.) While the previous releases were clearly traceable back to Women’s spindly sound, Preoccupations largely abandons it in favor of the more industrial atmosphere the quartet began exploring on Viet CongBut where that record’s drones and rhythmic loops evoke the claustrophobia of an uncertain mind turning in on itself, Preoccupations works with a richer emotional palette. Backed by a high guitar line on “Monotony,” Flegel lays out a dichotomy of feelings that could also serve as the album’s mission statement: “Cautiously optimistic / Tearfully sadistic.”

Kishi Bashi – Sonderlustkishi

“Sonderlust” is an album forged through heartbreak. After his two previous studio albums (“151a” & “Lighght”), Kishi Bashi was at a musical impasse. “As I sat down to write songs last summer, I went to all my usual conduits of creation: violin loops, guitar, piano, and I came up with the musical equivalent of fumes”, says K Ishibashi. “I tried to create orchestral pop recordings that I assumed were my forte, and in turn I found myself standing in front of a creative wall of frightening heights.”

With the help of producer Chris Taylor (Grizzly Bear), engineer Pat Dillet (Angelique Kidjo, David Byrne) and drummer Matt Chamberlain (Morrissey, Fiona Apple, of Montreal), Kishi Bashi has created his most personal and artistically adventurous work to date. “This album is straight from my soul. I questioned everything about what it means to love and desire. The difference between loving someone and being in love.”

New Releases (cont.)

Against Me! – Shape Shift With Me CD/2xLP+MP3 (Total Treble)
Alex G – DSU CD/LP+MP3/Cassette (Run For Cover)
Bad Suns – Disappear Here CD/LP+MP3 (Vagrant)
Barishi – Blood From The Lion’s Mouth CD/LP (Season Of Mist)
Mykki Blanco – Mykki CD/LP+MP3 (!K7)
Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band – Live At Knebworth Park – Saturday 5 th July, 1975 CD (Ozit)
Coil – The Ape Of Naples [Reissue/2005] CD/2xLP (Important)
Coil – The New Backwards [Reissue/2008] CD/LP (Important)
Cymbals Eat Guitars – Pretty Years CD/LP+MP3 (Captured Tracks)
Dawes – We’re All Gonna Die CD/LP+MP3 (HUB Records II LLC)
The Devil Makes Three – Redemption & Ruin CD/LP+MP3 (New West)
Die Antwoord – Mount Ninji And Da Nice Time Kid CD (Zef/Kobalt)
Ian Hunter &The Rant Band – Fingers Crossed CD/LP+MP3 (Proper)
Led Zeppelin – The Complete BBC Sessions 3xCD/5xLP/3xCD+5xLP (Rhino)
Meat Loaf – Braver Than We Are CD/2xLP (429)
Mac Miller – The Divine Feminine CD (WB)
Tim Presley The WiNK CD/LP/Cassette (Drag City)
P.S. Elliot – 2007-2011 2xCD (Don Giovanni)
Spacemen 3 – Recurring [Reissue/1990] CD (Space Age)
Touché Amoré – Stage Four CD/LP+MP3 (Epitaph)
The Wedding Present – Going Going CD (Scopitones)


Mike Doughty and Palm In-stores, Vinyl Tuesday Releases

This week’s Vinyl Tuesday was jam packed with long-awaited reissues!

We saw reissues of the first six Cure records on 180 gram vinyl:

Three Imaginary Boys (1979)

Seventeen Seconds (1980)

Faith, Pornography (1982)

The Top (1984)

The Head and the Door (1985)


We also saw four out of print ’70s Neil Young reissues:


Time Fades Away (1973)

On the Beach (1974)

Tonight’s the Night (1975)

Zuma (1975)



Upcoming In-Store Performances

Palm w/ Shell — Oct. 1st @ 12pm

Trading Basics, Palm’s full length debut on Exploding in Sounds, is an unrelenting, complicated assortment of songs that are near-impossible to listen to while multitasking. That being said, the songs on Trading Basics aren’t chaotic, but rather multi-tiered, ordered equations arranged through inventive improvisation. Palm’s song-structures are like fractals; an unending series of intricate patterns that, upon first glance, look like spontaneous and abstract renderings. You have to see it to believe it, so join us on October 1st at 12:00PM with local band Shell to kick things off!


Mike Doughty (of Soul Coughing) — Oct. 16 @ 4PM


One of the most unique cult bands of the ’90s, Soul Coughing anchored a new crop of quirky, unclassifiable bands that emerged in the post-grunge era. Driven by frontman Mike Doughty’s stream-of-consciousness poetry, Soul Coughing’s sound was a willfully idiosyncratic mix of improvisational jazz grooves, oddball samples, hip-hop, electronics, and noisy experimentalism.

Join us at 4pm // FREE // BYOB




Wilco Listening Party, New Releases for September 2nd!



We have a very special listening party happening on Tuesday, September 6th at 6:00pm. We’ll be giving you an exclusive first listen at the new Wilco album, hilariously titled “Schmilco” before anybody else gets a chance (as it won’t be streaming anywhere until Friday). The event will allow you to pick up the album three days early as well, and everybody who attends is entered into a raffle to win some awesome “Schmilco” themed prizes, including:

✳️ white label edition record
✳️ Joan Cornellà designed slip mat
✳️ Schmilco themed “shocking” gum
✳️ posters, stickers and more!

Click here to check out our Facebook event. We know this is exciting, but don’t forget new releases! This week we see new music from Angel Olsen, several Pearl Jam reissues and a new album from Zomby. Check out the full list below.

Angel Olsen – My Woman


Anyone reckless enough to have typecast Angel Olsen according to 2013’s ‘Burn Your Fire For No Witness’ is in for a sizable surprise with her third album, ‘MY WOMAN’. The crunchier, blown-out production of the former is gone, but that fire is now burning wilder. Her disarming, timeless voice is even more front-and-centre than before, and the overall production is lighter. Yet the strange, raw power and slowly unspooling incantations of her previous efforts remain, so anyone who might attempt to pigeonhole Olsen as either an elliptical outsider or a pop personality is going to be wrong whichever way they choose – Olsen continues to reign over the land between the two with a haunting obliqueness and sophisticated grace.


Pearl Jam – Reissues

pearl jam

Seattle grungers Pearl Jam will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their No Code album with a deluxe vinyl reissue. 1998’s follow-up Yield has also been lined up for a fresh pressing.

Pressed to 150g vinyl, it’s the first time that No Code has been made available on vinyl since its original 1996 release. Acclaimed engineer Bob Ludwig remastered the album, which will include recreations of the original artwork with nine random replica Polaroid cards for lyrics.

Whilst they’re at it, the band will release 7″ versions of singles from both albums.


Zomby – Ultra

ultraHyperdub grip the best Zomby gear in ages with Ultra – including guest spots by Burial, Banshee, Darkstar, Dream Catalogue’s Hong Kong Express and TTT’s Rezzett.

Switching back to the site of his best early gear after flirting with 4AD, Zomby’s 4th LP of cubist ‘nuum tessellation is ultra-violet, ultra-hooligan, ultra-encrypted in a way that only he can do; isolating the potent parts of grime, R&B and ‘ardcore thru a hazy, red-eyed lense of vaporous electronics to shape and feel out one of the most enigmatic chapters in his ever twisting saga.

All the hallmarks of his sound are clear and present, but here sculpted and stitched with a closer attention to tailoring, layering and shape that belies his years in the game and the distance he’s willing to deviate from his UK-centric vision, which hems as firmly as he’s ever done to ice cold touchstones of street-rave couture and skizzed-out hyperscally aesthetics.

New Releases (cont.)

Bibio – The Serious EP 12” (Warp)
Chook Race – Around The House CD/LP+MP3 (Trouble In Mind)
A Day To Remember – Bad Vibrations CD/LP+MP3 (ADTR)
Eluvium – False Readings On CD/2xLP+MP3 (Temporary Residence)
The Fleshtones – The Band Drinks For Free CD/LP (Yep Roc)
The Hecks – The Hecks CD/LP+MP3 (Trouble In Mind)
The 7 th Plain – Chronicles I CD/2xLP (A-Ton)
King Crimson – Radical Action To Unseat The Hold Of Monkey Mind 3xCD+Blu-ray (Discipline Global Music)
Freddie Mercury – Messenger Of The Gods: The Singles 2xCD/13×7” (Hollywood)
The Meters – A Message from The Meters: The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles
1968-1977 2xCD (Real Gone Music)
Mike & Rich – Expert Knob Twiddlers [Reissue/1996] 2xCD/3xLP+MP3 (Planet Mu)
Angel Olsen – My Woman CD/LP+MP3/Cassette (Jagjaguwar)
Pearl Jam – Hail, Hail [1996] 7” (Epic/Sony Legacy)
Pearl Jam – Who You Are [Reissue/1996] 7” (Epic/Sony Legacy)
Pearl Jam – Off He Goes [Reissue/1996] 7” (Epic/Sony Legacy)
Pearl Jam – No Code [Reissue/1996] LP (Epic/Sony Legacy)
Pearl Jam – Given To Fly [Reissue/1997] 7” (Epic/Sony Legacy)
Pearl Jam – Wishlist [Reissue/1998] 7” (Epic/Sony Legacy)
Pearl Jam – Yield [Reissue/1998] LP (Epic/Sony Legacy)
Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – Mid-Thirties Single Scene CD/LP (Fire)
Soundwalk Collective and Jesse Paris Smith feat. Patti Smith – Killer Road CD/LP+MP3 (Sacred Bones)
Various Artists – Kompakt Total 16 2xCD/2xLP (Kompakt)
y La Bamba – Ojos Del Sol CD/LP (Tender Loving Empire)
Zomby – Ultra CD/3xLP (Hyperdub)