New & Upcoming releases
•Beady Eye – BE CD/LP (Harvest)
•Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe CD/LP (Domino)
•Boards Of Canada – Twoism [Reissue/1995] LP+MP3 (Warp)
•Boards Of Canada – In A Beautiful Place In The Country [Reissue/2000] 12”+MP3 (Warp)
•Boards Of Canada – Trans Canada Highway [Reissue/2006] 12”+MP3 (Warp)
•Jake Bugg – Shangri La CD (Island)
•Death Grips – No Love Deep Web [Reissue/2012] CD/LP (Harvest)
•The Entrance Band – Face The Sun CD/LP+MP3 (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)
•Espectrostatic – Espectrostatic CD/LP+MP3 (Trouble In Mind)
•Five Finger Death Punch – The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell, Volume 2 CD/CD+DVD (Prospect Park)
•Liminanas – Costa Blanca CD/LP+MP3 (Trouble In Mind)
•Jeffrey Novak – Lemon Kid CD/LP+MP3 (Trouble In Mind)
•Polar Bear Club – Death Chorus CD/LP+CD (Rise)
•Royal Trux – Veterans Of Disorder [Reissue/1999] CD/LP (Drag City)
•Rush – Clockwork Angels Tour 3xCD (Roadrunner)
•Kurt Vile – Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze: Deluxe Daze (Post Haze) 2xCD (Matador)
•Kurt Vile And The Violators – It’s A Big World Out There (And I’m Scared) 12” (Matador)
•Yo La Tengo – Fade [Deluxe Edition] 2xCD+MP3 (Matador)
News & Updates
Posted November 26th, 2013 by Pat
Posted July 24th, 2013 by Pat
There are a lot of prizes and awards being handed out these days, but Record Store Day thought there was room for one more, especially when the folks deciding who got the glory definitely knew their stuff. That's why they created the ADAPTER PRIZE, decided on by people who shop and work in real music stores. That means YOU. Together, Culture Clash fans and staff will nominate one recording or artist in each category. Record Store Day will announce the winners in mid-September.
Nominations in this category are artists (band or solo performer) who, in the eligibility period, released the record that ‘broke’ them nationally, which may or may not be their debut release.
Just drop the suggestions on our Facebook page and we'll do the rest!! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151617604668220&set=a.10150458008743220.373855.54119363219&type=1&theater
Posted June 5th, 2013 by Pat
Queens Of The Stone Age make their eagerly awaited return with ‘…Like Clockwork’. Collaborating with stars such as Sir Elton John, Trent Reznor, Alex Turner, Jake Shears and honorary Queen Dave Grohl QOTSA emerge with not only their best work to date, but one of the most ambitious, fully realized classic rock albums in recent memory.
The Ben Folds Five reunion is still going strong and following a huge world tour they release their first live album ‘Ben Folds Five Live’ which captures the band in top form across four continents through 2012 and 2013.
Portugal. The Man enlisted the talents of Dangermouse for their latest album Evil Friends and the result is an undaunted re-awakening for the band. Each track is as different from the next as the previous records were from each other, which is to say a piece of a growing mindscape, and wholly a part of the group’s tumbling fever dream.
Plus there are great, new releases from Camera Obscura, We Are The City and City And Colour plus Barenaked Ladies, Rogue Wave, Buika, Megadeth, Matthew Morrison, Future Bible Heroes, Eleanor Friedberger, Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County [Soundtrack], Killing Joke, Filter, Grmln, and David Ford all release albums this week.
Posted January 29th, 2013 by Shane
Culture Clash is coming out of it’s in-store performance holiday hibernation with our first in-store of the new year! The Dumb Easies will be here, playing the shop at 3:30 this upcoming Saturday! There are also some fantastic new releases this week, such as…
Ducktails – Flower Lane (Domino)
New album from the increasingly less solo endeavor of Matt Mondanile (guitarist from Real Estate). The Flower Lane was recorded and mixed over the summer of 2012 with Al Carlson (Peaking Lights, Oneohtrix Point Never) and includes contributions from members of Big Troubles, Oneohtrix Point Never, Ford + Lopatin, Real Estate and Cults.
Local Natives – Hummingbird (French Kiss)
Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe comes with bonus tracks, printed inner sleeves and two fold-out posters in a die-cut slipcase. Shining opener “You & I” is the album’s calling card, bathing synthetic drums in warm organs and surfy guitars, and the band’s signature sky-high harmonies.
Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite – Get Up! (Stax)
Ben Harper has teamed with renowned harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite to create a piercing song-cycle of struggle and heart.
Other Releases for January 29th:
•Amor De Dias – The House At Sea CD/LP+MP3 (Merge)
•Bleeding Rainbow – Yeah Right CD/LP (Kanine)
•Buke & Gase – General Dome CD/LP (Brassland)
•Eric Burdon – ‘Til Your River Runs Dry CD/LP (ABKCO)
•Cult Of Luna – Vertikal CD (Density/Workhorse)
•Ducktails – The Flower Lane CD/LP (Domino)
•Fiction Family – Fiction Family Reunion CD (Rock Ridge)
•Fleetwood Mac – Rumors [Expanded Edition] 3xCD/4xCD+DVD+LP (WB)
•Adam Green/Binki Shapiro – Adam Green/Binki Shapiro CD (Rounder)
•Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite – Get Up! CD/CD+DVD/LP (Stax)
•Hey Ocean! – Is CD (Nettwerk)
•Indians – Somewhere Else CD/LP (4AD)
•Local Natives – Hummingbird CD/LP (Frenchkiss)
•Lost Animal – Lost Tropical CD/LP (Hardly Art)
•Mice Parade – Candela CD/LP (Fat Cat)
•Ruby Suns – Christopher CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
•Sweet Apple – Wish You Could Stay A Little Longer b/w Traffic 7” (Outer Battery)
•Tall Firs – Out Of It And Into It CD/LP+MP3 (Frenchkiss)
•Tegan & Sarah – Heartthrob CD/LP+CD (WB)
•Tomahawk – Oddfellows CD/LP (Ipecac)
Not many shows again this week but here are two that you’ll want to check out!
•Dumb Easies @ Culture Clash Records, Saturday, February 2nd
•Jack & the Bear @ Ottawa Tavern, Saturday, February 2nd
Posted January 22nd, 2013 by Shane
One of the biggest weeks for new releases that we have had in a long time! If you’ve been in the store in the past couple weeks, you’ve undoubtedly heard us rave about the new Foxygen, which is finally out. There are also new albums from Toro Y Moi, Ra Ra Riot, and some other surprises as well!
Foxygen – We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (Jagjaguwar)
A precocious and cocksure joyride across California psychedelia with a burning, bursting punk
The Holydrug Couple – Noctuary (Sacred Bones)
While Awe and their Ancient Land EP had a bluesier, woodsy sound, Noctuary plays out like a slow-motion ‘60s beach party dream that you never want to wake from.
Föllakzoid - II (Sacred Bones)
Föllakzoid began in Santiago, Chile from what they describe as the result of “a product of a trance experience between friends, sort of a soul abduction in which they’ve been living since 2008.” This is one of the finest kraut-rock records in years. For fans of Moon Duo, Psychic Ills,
Mountains – Centralia (Thrill Jockey)
Centralia is defined by slow builds, subtle transformations and textures, and melodic lines that
evolve in a variety of ways to create grand soundscapes and acutely detailed compositions.
Other Releases for January 22nd:
•Arbouretum – Coming Out Of The Fog CD/LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
•A$AP Rocky – Long.Live.A$AP 2xLP (RCA)
•At The Drive In – Vaya [Reisue/1999] 10” (Fearless)
•Bad Religion – True North CD/LP (Epitaph)
•Bell Gardens – Full Sundown Assembly CD/LP (Southern)
•Big Harp – Chain Letters CD/LP+CD (Saddle Creek)
•Brokeback – Brokeback And The Black Rock CD/LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
•Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown – Wild Child CD/LP (Carved)
•Camper Van Beethoven – La Costa Perdida CD (Savoy)
•Chris Darrow – Artist Proof CD/LP+CD (Drag City)
•Deftones – Koi No Yokan LP (Reprise)
•Ex Cops – True Hallucinations CD/LP (Other Music)
•Fidlar – Fidlar CD (Mom + Pop)
•Föllakzoid – II CD/LP (Sacred Bones)
•Foxygen – We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic CD/LP (Jagjaguwar)
•Max Gomez – Rule The World CD (New West)
•Guided By Voices – Down By The Racetrack CDEP/7” (GBV Inc.)
•Petra Haden – Petra Goes To The Movies CD/LP (Anti)
•Ben Harper And Charlie Musselwhite – Get Up! LP (Stax/Concord)
•The Holydrug Couple – Noctuary CD/LP (Sacred Bones)
•The Joy Formidable – Wolf’s Law CD/LP (Atlantic)
•The Lone Bellow – The Lone Bellow CD (Descendent)
•Men – Electric b/w Water Babies 7” (Sacred Bones)
•Mountains – Centralia CD/2xLP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
•Nightlands – Oak Island CD/LP (Secretly Canadian)
•Night Marchers – Allez Allez CD/LP (Swami)
•Nosaj Thing – Home CD/LP (Innovative Leisure)
•Pillowfight – Pillowfight CD/LP (Bulk Recordings)
•Jon Porras – Orilla Oscura LP (Immune)
•Ra Ra Riot – Beta Love CD/LP (Barsuk)
•Alasdair Roberts & Friends – A Wonder Working Stone CD/LP+CD (Drag City)
•Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin – Reverse Shark Attack CD/LP+MP3 (In The Red)
•Stereolab – Emperor Tomato Ketchup [Reissue/1996] 2xLP (1972)
•Stereolab – Dots And Loops [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (1972)
•Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return CD/LP (Carpark)
•The Traditional Fools – The Traditional Fools CD/LP+MP3 (In The Red)
•Voivod – Target Earth CD (Century Media)
•The Walkmen – Bows And Arrows [Reissue/2004] LP (WB)
•Widowspeak – Almanac CD/LP (Captured Tracks)
Nikko NA-790 Integrated Amplifier
This integrated amplifier is a hidden gem. 55 watts per channel isn’t going to blow the doors down but it delivers some very clean sound without distorting at the high ends.
Not a ton of shows happening this week in Toledo but here are a couple that will be worth getting out into the cold weather for!
•The Toasters @ Mickey Finns, Wednesday, January 23rd
•Easy Action @ Mickey Finns, Saturday, January 26th
•Ana Popovic @ B Gumps, Monday, January 28th
Posted January 15th, 2013 by Shane
Lots going on at Culture Clash and in Toledo this week! New releases are starting to roll in for 2013 and this week has a couple heavy hitters! As always, we got some great used stereo equipment and also some good shows happening in town this week! Below are a couple of the larger releases, followed by a list of what else is out this week.
Christopher Owens – Lysandre (Fat Possum)
Solo debut album from the former Girls frontman. The record takes on the narrative of “a coming of age story, a road trip, a love story following Owens from San Francisco to New York to France, where he falls in love with a girl named Lysandre.
Yo La Tengo – Fade (Matador)
Recorded with John McEntire at Soma Studios in Chicago, Fade recalls the sonic innovation of career high points like 1997′s I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One and 2000′s And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out. Vinyl version includes a bonus 7″ of Todd Rundgren and Times New Viking covers.
A$AP Rocky – Long.Live.A$AP (RCA)
New album from the rising rapper features guest appearances by Schoolboy Q, Santigold, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson and Big K.R.I.T. A$AP Rocky takes the reins as producer and co-producer on several tracks along with Danger Mouse, Jim Jonsin, Rico Love, Clams Casino, Skrillex, Hit-Boy and more. “BNM [8.5]” – Pitchfork. Vinyl version due January 22.
Other Releases for January 15th:
•J.J. Cale – In Session At Paradise Studios CD+DVD (Ingrooves)
•Holopaw – Academy Songs 1 CD/LP (Misra)
•The National – The Virginia EP LP (Beggars Banquet)
•Pantha Du Prince/The Bell Laboratory – Elements Of Light CD (Matador)
•Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold CD/LP (What’s Your Rupture?)
•Various Artists – West Of Memphis: Voices For Justice CD (Sony Legacy)
Boston Acoustic A60 Bookshelf Speakers
New to the floor this week are these Boston Acoustic A60 bookshelf speakers. Don’t be fooled by these speakers small footprint as they pack a lot of sound. These speakers were used in the store for years and were just recently completely refinished!
Lastly, there are some great shows happening around town this week! Here are a couple shows happening around town this week, and as always, we carry tickets for just about anything you’d wanna see in Toledo!
•Unsinkable Molly Brown @ the Ottawa Tavern, Friday, January 18th
•Dumb Easies @ Mickey Finns, Friday, January 18th
•B. Wills @ Frankies, Friday, January 18th
•Phantasmagoria @ the Ottawa Tavern, Saturday, January 19th
•Black Mask @ Frankies, Saturday, January 19th
•Chris Webby @ Frankies, Sunday, January 20th
Posted October 21st, 2012 by Pat
GO BACK TO BLACK FRIDAY HERE
Ah, Black Friday. Even if you’re averse to the crowds and the crazy, there is a great place to go shopping on that day after Thanksgiving, and it’s your friendly neighborhood store. We think that there are terrific things, treasures even, at record stores every day and we’re just upping the ante a little bit on Black Friday with some limited edition vinyl, CDs, DVDs, box sets, and this year even a box of trading cards. Things you can ONLY get at a record store, and some things you can get FIRST at a record store. Things that are perfect to give/get this holiday season, EVEN if you’re doing that shopping for yourself.
Click here to find the list of special releases you can find at record stores on Black Friday, in a handy PDF Wishlist Form (feel free to print out and give to everyone who might be buying things for you), and a page with artwork and more detail on each piece. And make your plans now to spend some quality time with us this holiday season.
Posted September 14th, 2012 by Pat
Win an autographed test pressing of the new Dinosaur Jr record, “I Bet The Sky” !!!! Just comment on the contest post at our Facebook Page.
Better yet, stop in to our Dinosaur Jr listening party Monday Sept 17 at 6:00 and get 10 extra entries. A autographed test press of Dinosaur Jr? Come on, this is some manna from rock heaven.
It can be yours and it’s almost too easy. Just leave a comment on this post and you’re entered (one comment per person). We’re also giving you a chance for extra credit! You can enter at the Dinosaur Jr listening party, Sept 17, @ 6:00 for an additional 10 chances. If you share the post you’ll get a 5 extra entries. Good luck friends!
Posted August 21st, 2012 by Pat
Win a test pressing of YEASAYER “FRAGRANT WORLD” !!
Wow, we’re got another great one. Yeasayer’s new LP, Fragrant World, is out, Aug 21, and we have you covered in a big way. The CD & limited edition blue vinyl is in stock along with a free glow in the dark 7″ single with purchase (while supplies last) and Tuesday, Aug 21, @ 6:00 we’re giving you a chance to preview it at our Yeasayer listening party. Get it cheaper than cheap this Tuesday from 6 – 7:00 !
It doesn’t stop there! You can win a super rare test press copy!!
It can be yours and it’s almost too easy. Just leave a comment on this post and you’re entered (one comment per person). We’re also giving you a chance for extra credit! You can enter at the listening party Aug 21 @ 6:00 for an additional 10 chances. You can buy the LP or CD for an additional 15 chances and / or share this post for an additional 5 entries (“like” us first). Deadline is August 28 @ 5:00.Winner picked through random.org. Good luck friends!
Posted August 9th, 2012 by Pat
Kiernan McMullan live at Culture Clash Records August 11 @ 2:30
It is our pleasure to present, from Nashville, It is our pleasure to present, from Nashville, Kiernan McMullan. Long a traveler, a road troubadour, Kiernan is stopping by to give us a Saturday afternoon delight.
“His music is an amalgamation of a variety of genres and styles, including alternative rock, folk, hip hop and electronic music with elements of singer/songwriter and spoken word poetry incorporated to great effect. His newest release, the excellent Two Years, builds upon the expanse of these influences while also managing to rear in his sound to keep the album from sounding like a group of loose threads.” . Long a traveler, a road troubadour, Kiernan is stopping by to give us a Saturday afternoon delight.
“His music is an amalgamation of a variety of genres and styles, including alternative rock, folk, hip hop and electronic music with elements of singer/songwriter and spoken word poetry incorporated to great effect. His newest release, the excellent Two Years, builds upon the expanse of these influences while also managing to rear in his sound to keep the album from sounding like a group of loose threads.”
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band live at Culture Clash Records August 14 @ 6:00
Join us as Reverend Peyton and family throw down at the Clash! Rev’s new album “Between the Ditches” just hit the streets and he’s stopping by a select few record stores and showing us what he hath wrought.
Roaring out of the southern Indiana foothills comes Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band playing a brand of Americana and Blues that stands alone – Delta blues and hillbilly fervor combine with musical acuity sharp as razor wire – best know, this trio is a force to be reckoned with. The growl of a good truc
k engine, the fiercest passion for his country home and family and an uncanny ability to breathe new life into old forms of music give them a pedigree many Americana acts would kill for and an ironclad work ethic keeps them on the road 250 dates a year, playing for the people with hurricane force. Locked in with an audience, the band create their own community and welcome the crowd into it, transporting them away from their troubles to joyous release.