•999 – The Biggest Prize In Sport [Reissue/1979] LP (Drastic Plastic)
•Accept – Blind Rage CD (Nuclear Blast)
•Apache Dropout – Heavy Window CD/LP (Magnetic South)
•Bahamas – Bahamas Is Alfie CD/LP (Brushfire)
•Beach Day – Native Echoes CD/LP (Kanine)
•Bishop Allen – Lights Out CD/LP (Dead Oceans)
•Benjamin Booker – Benjamin Booker CD/LP (ATO)
•Cory Branan – The No Hit Wonder CD/LP (Bloodshot)
•The Brokeoffs – Restless Leg CD (Transdreamer)
•Bob Carpenter – Silent Passage CD/LP (No Quarter)
•Castanets – Decimation Blues CD (Asthmatic Kitty)
•Celebration – Albumin CD/LP (Bella Union)
•Coachwhips – Get Your Body Next To Mine [Reissue/2002] CD/LP (Castle Face)
•Coliseum – Coliseum [Deluxe Reissue/2004] CD/2xLP (Deathwish)
•Com Truise – In Decay 2xLP (Ghostly International)
•Smoke Dawson – Fiddle [Reissue/1971] CD/LP (Tompkins Square)
•DragonForce – Maximum Overload CD/CD+DVD/LP (Metal Blade)
•Dr. John – Ske-Dat-De-Dat…The Spirit Of Satch CD (Concord)
•Electric Würms – Musik, Die Schwer Zu Twerk CD (WB)
•Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) – You Will Eventually Be Forgotten CD/LP (Top Shelf)
•The Fat White Family – Champagne Holocaust CD/LP (Trash Mouth)
•Orenda Fink – Blue Dream CD/LP+MP3 (Saddle Creek)
•Ruthie Foster – Promise Of A Brand New Day CD (Blue Corn Music)
•Joel Gion – Apple Bonkers CD/LP (The Reverberation Appreciation Society)
•Justin Hayward – Spirits Live CD (Eagle)
•Imogen Heap – Sparks CD/2xCD/2xLP (RCA)
•Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas – Secret Evil CD/LP (Instant)
•Kyle Hollingsworth – Speed Of Life CD (Sci Fidelity)
•Julia Holter – Tragedy [Reissue/2011] LP (Domino)
•Sarah Jaffe – Don’t Disconnect CD/LP (Kirtland)
•Jimmy Eat World – Static Prevails [Reissue/1996] 2xLP (Shop Radio Cast)
•Jimmy Eat World – Clarity [Reissue/1999] 2xLP (Shop Radio Cast)
•Jimmy Eat World – Futures [Reissue/2004] 2xLP (Shop Radio Cast)
•JJ – V CD/LP (Secretly Canadian)
•Daniel Johnston – Fun  LP (Org Music)
•Joy – Under The Spell Of Joy CD/LP+MP3 (Tee Pee)
•Kimbra – Golden Echo CD/2xLP (WB)
•Literature – Chorus CD/LP (Slumberland)
•Moon Duo – Live In Ravenna LP (Sacred Bones)
•Music Go Music – Impressions CD/LP+MP3 (Saddle Creek)
•The Offspring – Smash [Reissue/1994] 2xLP (Epitaph)
•Owl John – Owl John LP (Atlantic)
•Pallbearer – Foundations Of Burden CD (Profound Lore)
•The Posies – Failure [Reissue/1988] CD/LP+MP3 (Omnivore Recordings)
•Punch – They Don’t Have To Believe CD/LP (Deathwish, Inc.)
•Carolyn Rose – I Will Not Be Afraid CD/LP (Little Hill/Thirty Tigers)
•Skrillex – Recess LP (Atlantic)
•Sleeping Bag – Deep Sleep CD/LP (Joyful Noise)
•Sleeping Giant – Finished People CD (Century Media)
•This Wild Life – Clouded LP (Epitaph)
•Trash Talk – No Peace LP (Trash Talk Collectiv)
•Twin Atlantic – Great Divide CD (Red Bull Records)
•Wiz Khalifa – Blacc Hollywood CD (Atlantic)
In 1980 5 lads came together and brought the New Wave Movement into Toledo. They brazenly called themselves The Best.
On April 19, 2014, Mike Peters, Joel Hazard, Chuck Caswell, and the A Boyz (Steven & David Athanas) will pay tribute to the band, as well as pay tribute to Record Store Day – and especially Pat O’Connor, who has put 40 years into the biz.
You would be hard-pressed to find a better place to be on 4/19. Live performance @ 4p.
Culture Clash Records, is proud to announce our own contribution to RSD 2014.
“Breaking Glass, Garage Rock From Toledo Ohio”
The record is homage to the Toledo music scene and pressed on
coke bottle green vinyl. Bands featured are The Mods (1966), Human Darts (1977), and The Best 1980. All songs were released as singles and are long out of print, The Mods single has been gone for almost 50 years and commands hundreds of dollars on the collector’s market. This pressing is limited to 500 records with 200 of those pressed on colored vinyl.
Available, April 19, 2014! Record Store Day + 419 Day! Celebrate Toledo!
Listen to a “sampler cut” from Breaking Glass!
Spring is finally coming around and there are some great new releases out this week to help you ring it in with some great music! Below is a look at what is out this week:
•American Authors – Oh What A Life CD (Island)
•Ava Luna – Electric Balloon CD/LP (Western Vinyl)
•Axxa/Abraxas – Axxa/Abraxas CD/LP (Captured Tracks)
•Bear’s Den – Without/Within CD/LP (Communion)
•Carla Bozulich – Boy CD/LP+MP3 (Constellation)
•Comeback Kid – Die Knowing CD (Victory)
•Drive-By Truckers – English Oceans CD/LP (ATO)
•Bob Dylan – 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration 2xCD (Sony Legacy)
•Each Other – Being Elastic CD/LP (Fat Possum)
•Eagulls – Eagulls CD/LP (Partisan)
•Eternal Summers – The Drop Beneath CD/LP (Kanine)
•Fuel – Puppet Strings CD (Megaforce)
•Holly Golightly And The Brokeoffs – All Her Fault CD/LP (Transdreamer)
•Stone Jack Jones – Ancestor CD/LP (Western Vinyl)
•Lo-Fang – Blue Film CD/LP (4AD)
•Lushes – What Am I Doing CD/LP (Felte)
•Steve Martin Featuring Steep Canyon Rangers With Edie Brickell – Live CD/CD+DVD (Rounder)
•The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits CD/LP (Sacred Bones)
•Merchandise – Begging For Your Life/In The City Of Light 12” (4AD)
•Nothing – Guilty Of Everything CD/LP (Relapse)
•Linda Perhacs – The Soul Of All Natural Things CD/LP (Asthmatic Kitty)
•PINS – Girls Like Us CD/LP (Bella Union)
•Real Estate – Atlas CD/LP (Domino)
•The Revivalists – City Of Sound CD (Wind-Up)
•Rick Ross – Mastermind CD/CD+DVD (Def-Jam)
•Sally Seltmann – Hey Daydreamer CD/LP (Arts & Crafts)
•Silver Snakes – Year Of The Snake CD/LP (Bridge Nine)
•These New Puritans – Field Of Reeds CD/2xLP (Infectious Music)
•Trust – Joyland CD/2xLP (Arts & Crafts)
•Ume – Monuments CD/LP (Dangerbird)
•The Unsemble – The Unsemble CD/LP (Ipecac)
•Various Artists – Suicide Squeeze Presents: Forever Singles LP (Suicide Squeeze)
•Various Artists – Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles CD/LP (Numero)
•Wake Owl – Private World Of Paradise CD/LP (Vagrant)
•Nick Waterhouse – Holly CD/LP (Innovative Leisure)
•We Are Scientists – TV en Francais CD/LP (Dine Alone)
We have a great giveaway this week that was 44 years in the making! To celebrate Linda Perhacs’ long overdue second album, The Soul of All Natural Things, we are giving away a SIGNED, WHITE VINYL copy. All you have to do is head over to our Facebook or Instagram page to enter!
This one, we aren’t parting with quite yet, but we will be soon! Tycho & Ghostly International were nice enough to send us a signed test pressing of the new Tycho album “Awake” two weeks early! We’ll be spinning this in the store until release on March 18th when we’ll give it away! Come in and listen! And if it isn’t on the turntable, tell us to put it on!
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.
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
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.
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
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
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