New & Upcoming releases

November 20th

•Adele – 25 CD/LP (XL/Columbia)
•Arca – Mutant CD (Mute)
•Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit [Deluxe Edition] 2xCD/2xLP+MP3 (Mom + Pop)
•Beat Happening – Look Around CD/2xLP+MP3 (Domino)
•Boysetsfire – Boysetsfire CD/LP (Bridge Nine)
•Grateful Dead – Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years Of Grateful Dead 4xCD+2xDVD/4xCD+2xBlu-ray (Rhino)
•Grateful Dead – The Best Of Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years Of Grateful Dead 2xCD (Rhino)
•M83 – Digital Shades Vol. 1 [Reissue/2007] CD/LP (Mute)
•M83 – Saturdays = Youth [Reissue/2008] CD/LP (Mute)
•Shovels & Rope – Busted Jukebox: Volume 1 CD (New West)
•Tinariwen – Live In Paris CD (ANTI-)

News & Updates

Stars of the Lid Reissues and The Good Life!

Posted August 13th, 2015 by Bailey Kretz

After a whirlwind of upbeat summer releases, two of the most beloved ambient classical albums are being reissued today by Kranky! Stars of the Lid‘s releases are not easy or cheap to find, but thankfully 2001’s The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid and 2007’s And Their Refinement of the Decline are now available in a 3xLP format.

Speaking of reissues, did you pick up the Red House Painters reissues that came out this week for Vinyl Tuesday? Long out-of-print and well over-priced, these early Mark Kozelek releases received a very limited boxset reissue for this year’s Record Store Day. If you couldn’t grab one of the boxsets, then now’s your chance! Each of the four records that had been out of print for over 20 years are now available as individual LPs.

Last but not least, we have the long awaited new album by The Good Life, Tim Kasher of Cursive’s offshoot project. After releasing 2007’s Help Wanted Nights, The Good Life was put on a hiatus. But after what some are deeming a miracle based on the band’s geographical distance from each other, Kasher insists that the band never broke up, they just stopped putting out records. Now, the band is here with their full effort as though they never stopped.

Chelsea Wolfe, Mac DeMarco and La Luz…Plus a La Luz In-store!

Posted August 7th, 2015 by Bailey Kretz

Get ready, ’cause this release week is a good one! While there are a ton a great smaller releases, we especially dig our three biggest titles this week. First up, Mac DeMarco, arguably the biggest name in indie music right now, is here with his new album, Another One. A playful 8-track album centered on the theme of lost love, DeMarco puts forth his lifting voice and playful guitar style to create an excellent addition to his already rapidly expanding discography. The very limited deluxe edition vinyl comes with a bonus LP of instrumental versions of the songs, a slipmat designed to look like the Another One record and a poster of the album cover. As if that isn’t enough, the Canadian singer gives out his home address – yes, his real address – and invites fans over for a cup of coffee. Win!

Following suit in realm of playful summer jams is Weirdo Shrines by Seattle’s excellent female surf-rock group La Luz. Produced by the ever-influential Ty Segall, Weirdo Shrines is a perfect combination of technical instrumentals, lovely vocals and a badass combo of garage rock and surf rock tracks. La Luz has mastered the perfect summer album and are winning fans over left and right, including us! That’s why we’re happy to announce that we’ll be having the band stop by the store on September 3rd for a free in-store! Make sure to come out!

Last but not least, the dark and hazy singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe is here with her new album, Abyss. Drawing from influences of black metal and experimental folk, Wolfe creates charming versions of heavy tracks. Think early Zola Jesus covering metal — while still keeping her gothic attitude. While Wolfe is certainly at the opposite spectrum as La Luz and Mac DeMarco’s releases this week, all three rightfully deserve their time in the spotlight.

Ducktails, Strange Wilds and Roger Waters!

Posted July 24th, 2015 by Bailey Kretz

First of all, thank you to everybody that came out and donated to our last minute in-store with Ringo Deathstarr this Monday! After an awful experience at Iggy’s on Saturday, we promised the band that we could give them a better show in shorter notice here at Culture Clash Records – and we sure did! So thank you for showing an out-of-town band the love and respect that they deserve.

Moving on to new releases, we have a few big ones to point out. Ducktails, which is the side project of Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile, is here with a followup to 2013’s The Flower Lane. With three Real Estate albums and five Ducktails releases under his belt since 2009, Mondanile can certainly say that he’s perfected his lo-fi indie pop sound.

Next up is Strange Wilds, Olympia’s grunge-punk trio on Sub Pop. Previously a four-piece called Wet, the band changed their line-up and name to put out an EP. Now they’re here with with debut album, Subjective Concepts, and boy does it shred! We also have a new release from Roger Waters, co-founder of Pink Floyd. Reissued for the first time since 1992 on 2xLP picture disc, Amused to Death is a still-relevant commentary on our screen-obsessed culture.

Neil Young, Refused, Tigers Jaw and New Release Day

Posted June 29th, 2015 by Bailey Kretz

It’s time for new releases, and we have quite the variety this week! First up, Neil Young is here with a new album titled The Monsanto Years about the food industry giant and other chains who kill mom & pop stores. Backed by The Promise of the Real, a band featuring Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah, this new release comes with a bonus DVD on the making of the album. A must have for any Neil Young fan!

Switching gears completely, Swedish hardcore band Refused is here with their first release in 17 years since 1998’s The Shape of Punk to Come.  After reuniting in 2012 for a string of tour dates, the band decided to call it quits. But surprise surprise, here they are with a new album! The release was record by Nick Launay, who has worked with acts such as Arcade Fire, Kate Bush and Nick Cave.

Last but not least, indie punks Tigers Jaw bring forth an intimate acoustic session recorded in front of a live audience at Studio 4. The band revists fan favorite songs from past albums such as “Hum” and “Never Saw it Coming”. This 13 song LP offers fans an intimate and minimalist indie side to the band.

Also, keep in mind that next week is the first official day for the global switch to Friday release dates. Start looking for your favorite upcoming releases to hit the racks on Friday, as well as for these newsletters to come out later in the week.

Citizen, Cayucas, Desaparecidos & More!

Posted June 22nd, 2015 by Bailey Kretz

Is this non-summer weather bumming you out as much as it is us? Well what better way to cheer up than with some new music! As always, we have a ton of new stuff coming in the store, but here are some of the highlights.

First up, the new Citizen album is finally released (though if you came to our in-store, you probably picked up the exclusive colored edition almost two weeks early)! For those of you who haven’t snagged this yet, this is a big turning point for the Toledo/Detroit based group. The boys have certainly matured their sound and are putting it in your face like never before! We still have a few of the exclusive blue and white marbled colored records, which were given to Culture Clash exclusively for their in-store a couple weeks ago. Snag it!

We also have a new realease from loveable indie-pop darlings Cayucas. Drawing from the nostalgia of growing up in Davis, California on their newest album, the twin brothers are bringing their jangly California vibes into a homeward presentation for listeners to hear.

Last but not least, Connor Oberst (of Bright Eyes fame) is here with a new album from his punk band side-project, Desaparecidos. This is the first release in 13 years, and something that you won’t want to miss out on! This release has been receiving a lot of great press because in that time, their sound has only gotten tighter.

Though we aren’t able to cover all of the releases here, there are a TON of more releases that we can recommend! If you’re looking for some suggestions, drop us a line on social media or stop in the store!

Record Store Day Luv @ Culture Clash Records

Posted April 17th, 2015 by Pat


It’s almost here and we pumped full of Record Store Day LUV!!! My mind is blown at how many cool items are out there. Our RSD selection is fantastic but with a few stores dropping out this year, the quantities may be strained but you’ll find more than you can carry within our great new and used selections.

We also have our own contribution to RSD, the famed 24 Gone “The Spin”! Released for the first time on vinyl and the first time is the USA. The album was pressed on blue vinyl, and features a gatefold sleeve with restore artwork, new interior artwork and liner notes by Zeljko Karlica the amazing guitarist for the band.

Here’s a rundown of what’s going down for Record Store Day at Culture Clash records. Also, Make sure you catch Sweet Lil @ 4:30 for a very special performance you’ll be talking about for years.

24 Gone The Spin This years Culture Clash Records exclusive vinyl RSD contribution.
If you were a fan of 89X in the 90s you know this band! Available for the first time on vinyl and the first time issued in the United States. Colored vinyl & gatefold sleeve, limited pressing of 500 worldwide. This has is already sold out! We have the last copies! Released by Toledo’s favorite record store, Culture Clash Records!

Culture Clash Records’ Artist series, t-shirt #1. Designed by Sailor Woody, this shirt rocks!! 25% off of Record Store Day.

New U-Turn Orbit Turntables

New Audio-Technica Combo Pack – $20 off this brilliant turntable to headphone device

$30 Gift Cert when you purchase Audio Technica LP60 or LP60 usb


By far the area’s best selection of RSD releases! Close to 400 titles this year. Some really killer stuff by White Stripes, Foo Fighters, Brand New, Phish Grateful Dead and gobs of interesting items.

$5 gift certificate toward future used purchase as a way of saying thanks
Find the golden

Win something so awesome, so amazing that is stashed in our racks, I am not even able to breath a word about it

Win a $50 Gift Certificate by tagging #CultureClashRecords on Instagram or Facebook. We will do a random drawing and you could be the winner!

Win a test pressing of 24 Gone “The Spin” by tagging #24Gone on Instagram or Facebook. We will do a random drawing and you could be the winner!

Win a Isaac Brock (from Modest Mouse) signed print. We have two! One goes to whoever finds the golden ticket stashed in our store. One we’ll raffle off between FB Insta and instore

Goodie bags full of CDs posters & tchotchkes! While they last.

A special performance by Sweet Lil for Athens OH @ 4:30<img

TOPS Instore March 7

Posted March 2nd, 2015 by Pat


Another great free instore at Culture Clash Records, featuring TOPS, a band whose latest LP has been garnering fantastic reviews.

TOPS are a four-piece band from Montreal, equal parts girls and guys, delivering a raw punk take on AM studio pop. Their new record, Picture You Staring, is a lush array of timelessly crafted songs. Picture You Staring, gathers strength through intimacy. Self-written, recorded, produced, and the result of 12 months holed up in Arbutus Records’ Montreal warehouse. This album contains 12 impeccable examples of pop craftsmanship that will reward repeat listeners.

Singer Jane Penny gives a voice to the silent girl at the edge of the circle, disillusioned but honest and unpretentious, a tone complemented by David Carriere’s seamless guitar playing and the measured drumming of Riley Fleck. TOPS’ songs are delivered with a cool restraint that blend with the individuality and self-assured desire of their female lead.

Posted February 13th, 2015 by Pat


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH @ Reverend-Peytons-Big-Damn-Band-photo-by-Birch-Miller6:00

With the bluesy dexterity of Leadbelly and the driving rhythm of a punk guitarist, Rev. Petyon, known to most as “The Rev.”, is an unmistakable voice in contemporary American roots music. The Rev. draws on fingerpicking traditions from the ‘20s and ‘30s in his guitar technique, as well as the legacy of the great American slide guitar players. The Rev. is a virtuoso in the true sense of the word in that he not only knows how to fire off scorching leads; he can (often simultaneously) lay down a wicked rhythm and dive into solos that require the most nimble of fingers. Joined by Breezy Peyton (washboard and supporting vocals) and Ben Bussell (drums and supporting vocals), The Rev. is readying for the 2015 release of his fifth studio venture, So Delicious, available on CD or LP at this show!

“His playing style melded the delicate elements of Mississippi John Hurt’s music, the vocal anguish and slash-and-burn acoustic slide styles of Charley Patton and Son House, the rebelliousness and everyman storytelling of folk icon Woody Guthrie, and a hint of Americana rock of the kind performed by Scarecrow era John Mellencamp. -Will Romano, Blues Revue

Black Friday Fun!

Posted November 24th, 2014 by Pat

Coffee by Bleak House!
Tons of great special releases!
Best selection of new & used vinyl!
In-store performance by Toledo’s own, Soledad Brothers!BFFlyer

Adam Holzman Instore Performance!

Posted October 21st, 2014 by Pat

We are proudly excited to announce a very special performance.

Adam Holzman’s expertise in synthesis goes back to the very beginning of Moog history. The fact that his dad founded Elektra Records (Jac Holzman) meant that Adam was close to incredible music as it was being demoed & signed- The Doors, Queen, Joni Mitchell and many more.

His programming acumen, knowledge of history and diverse compositional interests come out of that rich period in music; the soul, funk and R&B acts, the psychedelic and experimental sounds, the progressive explosion of Yes, ELP etc, the new effects and sonic treatments, and the new evolution and hybridization happening in jazz with Miles Davis, Return To Forever etc that would soon be called fusion or jazz/rock.

One of the highlights of his journey has been spending almost five years in the Miles Davis band, as keyboardist, synth programmer & musical director. Currently, Adam has been touring the world with Steven Wilson from
Porcupine Tree.

The performance is free but a donation to the artist would be greatly appreciated.adam2