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8.26

NEW RELEASES:

Brill Bruisers - New Pornographers
New Pornographers
Brill Bruisers
Swimmin Time - Shovels & Rope
Shovels & Rope
Swimmin Time
After the End - Merchandise
Merchandise
After the End
All Aboard the Promised Land - Chris Pope
Chris Pope
All Aboard the Promised Land
Annabel Dream Reader - Wytches
Wytches
Annabel Dream Reader
Lose - Cymbals Eat Guitars
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Lose
Manipulator - Ty Segall
Ty Segall
Manipulator
Green Language - Rustie
Rustie
Green Language

STAY TUNED

NEXT BLUE NOTE INDIE-EXCLUSIVE:




The 2nd in a series of remastered 10” reissues to be released monthly for the Blue Note Authorized Dealer partnership. Genius of Modern Music, Volume 2 features trumpeter Kenny Dorham, bassist Al McKibbon,saxophonist Sahib Shihab as well as Art Blakey and Max Roach. Available this Tuesday in the shop and by phone (608.259.1991).

JIMI HENDRIX CRY OF LOVE & RAINBOW BRIDGE REISSUE LPS COMING 9/16:




Jimi Hendrix’s Cry of Love and Rainbow Bridge have gotten the original analog remaster treatment and will be reissued on September 16th on 200Gram vinyl. The bulk of the tracks from these albums were recorded between December 1969 and the summer of 1970 at Electric Lady Studios in New York, and were intended to be part of a double LP tentatively titled First Rays of the New Rising Sun. After Hendrix's death in September 1970, these two posthumous albums were instead released – pre-order now by phone or in the shop.

J MASCIS LOSER EDITION LP AVAILABLE TUESDAY:




J Mascis new album, Tied to a Star, comes out this Tuesday on neon-pink-vinyl or silver CD - LOSER editions come with an art print, while supplies last.

Upcoming Sub Pop Editions:
SEPTEMBER 9:
Avi Buffalo - At Best Cuckold CD/LP

SEPTEMBER 23:
Goat - Commune CD/LP King Tuff - Black Moon Spell CD/LP Danny Bland & Greg Dulli - I Apologize in Advance for the Awful Things I'm Gonna Do BOOK sarah Silverman - We Are Miracles CD/LP

INDIE-EXCLUSIVE TWEEDY 7" AVAILABLE 9/2:



Tweedy, the new project from Jeff Tweedy (duh) arrives first with a 7" available for purchase beginning on September 2nd. Features "Summer Noon" and "Do the Minimum," the latter being an exclusive track not available elsewhere. The 7" is $4 and comes with a $4 coupon for the full length that streets on September 23rd.

APHEX TWIN SYRO 3LP & CD COMING SEPTEMBER 23:




You might have seen the blimp, or the mysterious graffiti in NYC, or the logo-in-jerk-sauce plate up for auction on eBay, or the oddly worded press release. All these things hinted at what many have waited over 14 years for now: a new album from the electronic music mastermind Aphex Twin, and we're here to tell you that it's true. On September 23, Syro will get a CD and vinyl release from Warp Records. The CD comes in a digipak with a foldout poster, and the vinyl will be three 140-gram LPs with a download card. To reserve your copy, call or stop in the store.

SAVE THE DATE - MONROE STREET SIDE WALK SALE/FESTIVAL:




SAVE THE DATE - the Monroe Street Side Walk Sale/Festival is September 13th.

NEW OR NOTEWORTHY THIS WEEK:

With their ferocious sophomore album, Washington State trio Naomi Punk prove there's still plenty of territory to explore on the "post" side of post-punk, some 35 years after Television and Wire first caused critics to append the prefix. Like many great bands in the genre, their music sounds like a strategy of confusion hinging on its weakest link. Drummer Nic Luempert isn't exactly Buddy Rich behind the skins, but his momentous pummeling prods these songs along with a ponderous fervor full of anguished tension. The dual guitar work here gives me an uncanny impression of bygone Olympia art-punk gods Unwound; notes twitch and moan as if pulled unwillingly out of the pickups, a gloomy ennui hurls itself into a cathartic release, and vocalist Travis Coster even has a similar pained wail that sounds piped in from a hallway outside of the studio. Along with the Protomartyr LP from earlier this year, I'd put this as my favorite rock record of the year so far.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
CD $14.99 / LP $18.99

OK before you get your undies all in a bundle because someone is playing the accordion AND long songs on the accordion. Relax, because relaxing is exactly what you are going to do with these epic recordings by the always dependable Pauline Oliveros. Pauline Oliveros was doing "Drone" music way before it became a popular catch phrase among young music critics and experimental metal bands. Her music slowly permeates your psyche until suddenly it seems strange that it is over, like there is now something missing. So if you are looking to branch out beyond the likes of John Cage (one of her contemporaries), this two for one release is a great place to start!
- Luke / Strictly Discs
CD $14.99 -Luke-

In design, a moire pattern is created when two identical geometric designs are laid over eachother with one at a slight angle, creating an optical illusion. In terms of a name for an ambient house project like this one, there may not be one more on the nose out there. An anonymous UK producer affiliated closely with Actress (Shelter is released on his label, Werkdiscs), Moire makes washed out techno built on a gradually granulating framework, where moments of subtle beauty emerge out of a hypnotic swirl of monochrome, and hi-hats melt into liquid silver. Fans of Actress' more floorbound work ("Splazsh" or "RIP"), Omar S, Robert Hood and Galcher Lustwerk take note.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
CD $14.99 / LP $24.99

Shovels & Rope are a husband/wife duo from South Carolina, and make rootsy folk-rock music that should appeal to fans of acts like Ryan Adams and Mumford and Sons. They have nice vocal harmonies, and have a nice mix of songs that range from gentle to gently rockin'. Lyrically, they deal with old-timey concerns like rivers, farming, and the devil. All in all, a fitting soundtrack to a humid summer evening relaxing on the porch.
- Clay / Strictly Discs
CD $12.99 / LP $23.99

Producer Kevin Martin (The Bug) first put the underground on notice with his 2003 release Pressure. That record hit soundsystems like an actual bomb, a truly insane sounding blend of dancehall, industrial and techno, with a slew of skilled Jamaican vocalists toasting over fusillades of bass and noise. There had quite literally never been anything like it, and odds are nobody dares attempt it again. A decade later, The Bug's sound has developed a great deal more nuance, or perhaps two dueling aspects, as portrayed on Angels and Devils, his first release in 6 years. The album begins, presumably, with the angels, opening up with a hazy, drifting track built around the vocals of Grouper's Liz Harris. Inga Copeland provides her creepy intonations to the next track, followed by several of ambient dread and a pulsing, beckoning menace. Halfway through the album, all hell breaks loose and things get grimy, with Flowdan (maybe the scariest rapper I have ever heard? but it might just be the accent), Death Grips, Manga and Warrior Queen taking turns breathing fire through Martin's landscapes of rugged noise. As a listening experience, it's quite jarring - you may want to listen to the two sides of the album at different times - but that's The Bug's stock in trade.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
CD $14.99 / LP $25.99



THIS WEEK'S JUKEBOX - featuring selections from our New & Noteworthy Picks:




CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF SOME OF OUR SELECTED & NOTABLE RELEASES FOR AUGUST 26TH:



ADDED VALUES (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST):

Free patch (these arrived late, so if you had already picked up your copy, feel free to swing by and get this added value)

Free slipmat with any Blue Note purchase

QUEEN Live at the Rainbow Double LP Indie-Only Exclusive:





2LP, gatefold package including the "lost" March 31, 1974 show and the November show from their Sheer Heart Attack tour. Remastered on 180Gram vinyl and limited to 3,000 copies. This title will be released on September 9th - pre-order now by stopping in or calling the shop at 608.259.1991

LED ZEPPELIN IV & HOUSES OF THE HOLY TO BE REISSUED OCTOBER 28TH:





Led Zeppelin prepares its next round of reissues with Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy.

Coming on October 28th, both albums will be available in 5 packages: 1CD, deluxe 2CD, 1LP, deluxe 2LP and a super deluxe boxset with 2CDs, 2LPs, a print and an 80 page book. As with the previous deluxe editions, both albums have been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by a second disc of companion audio comprised entirely of unreleased music related to that album. Pre-order now.

UPCOMING NEW RELEASES & REISSUES OF NOTE - PREORDER NOW:


AUGUST 26:
J Mascis - Tied To A Star CD/LP
The New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers CD/LP
Ty Segall - Manipulator CD/LP
Shovels and Rope - Swimmin' Time CD/LP
FKA Twigs - LP1 LP
M83 - M83, Dead Cities... and Before the Dawn Heals Us CD/LP reissues
Merchandise - After the End CD/LP
Bitchin Bajas - S/T CD/LP
The Kinks - Lola Versus Powerman 2CD deluxe reissue
Cymbals Eat Guitars - LOSE CD/LP
The Bug - Angels and Devils CD/LP
Herbie Hancock - Speak Like A Child LP reissue
Wayne Shorter - Juju LP reissue
Bud Powell - The Amazine Bud Powell LP reissue
Basement Jaxx - Junto CD/LP
Widespread Panic - Aint Life Grand and Everyday LP reissues
Gemma Ray - Milk For Your Motors CD/LP
Grateful Dead/John Oswald - Grayfolded 3LP
Eno & Hyde - High Life LP
Rustie - Green Language CD/LP
The Young - Chrome Cactus CD/LP
Opeth - Pale Communion CD/LP
Robyn Hitchcock - Man Upstairs CD/LP
Etta James - Rocks The House (Blue Vinyl) LP
Mono/Poly - Golden Skies CD/LP
Moire - Shelter CD/LP
Ital - Endgame CD
Wire - Document and Eyewitness 1979-80 CD/LP
Liturgy - Renihilation LP
Metallica - Garage Inc., Load, Master of Puppets, Reload and S/T LP reissues
Method Man - Tical LP reissue
Ariana Grande - My Everything CD
Motel Beds - These Are the Days Gone By CD/LP
Music Blues - Things Haven't Gone Well CD/LP
Ngozi Family - Day of Judgement CD/LP
Pelican - Arktika LP
The Rentals - Lost In Alphaville CD/LP
Souls of Mischief (Adrian Younge) - There Is Only Now CD
White Hills - Glitter Glamour Atrocity CD/LP
Chelsea Wolfe - Apokalypsis and The Grime & the Glow LP reissues

SEPTEMBER 2:
Blonde Redhead - Barragan CD
Laura Jean - Laura Jean CD/LP
Roman Flugel - Happiness is Happening CD/LP
Dark Sky - imagin CD/LP
Arve Henriksen - The Nature of Connections CD/LP
Deaf Center - Recount CD/LP
Aby Ngana Diop - Liital (Awesome Tapes From Africa) CD/LP
William Basinski - Disintegration Loops Volumes 1 through 4 CDs
Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas LP
Daniel Bachman - Grey-Black-Green LP
Hercules and Love Affair - The Feast of the Broken Heart LP
Helado Negro - Double Youth CD/LP
Zammuto - Anchor CD/LP
Christopher Willits - Opening CD/LP
R.E.M. - MTV Unplugged 1991 and 2001 LPs
Nikki Sudden & Rowland S Howard - Kiss You Kidnapped Charabanc LP
Can - Monster Movie, Tago Mago, Ege Bamyasi and Soundtracks LP reissues
Destroy All Monsters - Hot Box 1974-1994 CD/LP box sets
Earth - Primitive & Deadly CD/LP
Anthony D'Amato - The Shipwreck From the Shore CD/LP
Mutual Benefit - Cowboy's Prayer CD/LP
Teenage Guitar (Robert Pollard) - More Lies from the Gooseberry Bush CD/LP
Tinariwen - Amassakoul and Radio Tisdas Sessions LP reissues
Johnny Winter - Step Back CD/LP

SEPTEMBER 9:
Ryan Adams - S/T CD/LP
Queen - Live at the Rainbow CD/LP/Box
The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night (Stereo) and 9 more Mono LP reissues
Delta Spirit - Into the Wild CD/LP
Karen O - Crush Songs CD/LP
Justin Townes Earle - Single Mothers CD/LP
Interpol - El Pintor CD/LP
Robert Plant - Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar CD/LP
Andras Fox - Vibrate On Silent EP
Hiss Golden Messenger - Lateness of Dancers CD/LP
Tennis - Ritual In Repeat CD/LP
Pere Ubu - Carnival of Souls CD/LP
Kiss - Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley LP reissues
The Kooks - Listen CD/LP
Banks - Goddess CD/LP
Harold Budd - Jane 12-21 CD
Avi Buffalo - At Best Cuckold CD/LP
Death From Above 1979 - Physical World CD/LP
Grateful Dead - Wake Up To Find Out: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 3/29/1990 3CD
Flowers - Do What You Want To, It's What You Should Do CD/LP
No Seattle - Forgotten Sounds of the North-West Grunge Era 1986-97 CD / LP1 & 2
The Knife - Let's Talk About Gender Baby, Let's Talk About You and Me EP
Lambchop - Live at XX Merge LP
William Onyeabor - What?! CD
Sloan - Commonwealth CD/LP
Simian Mobile Disco - Whorl CD/LP
Tricky - Adrian Thaws CD/LP
Moreno Veloso - Coisa Boa CD/LP
Busdriver - Perfect Hair CD/LP
Ital - Endgame LP

SEPTEMBER 16:
Allah-Lahs - Worship The Sun CD/LP
Phish - A Picture of Nectar LP
Anjou - Anjou CD/LP
Andrew Bird - Things are Really Great Here, Sort Of... LP
Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Blackstar LP reissue
Talib Kweli - Beautiful Struggle, Quality and Reflection Eternal LP reissues
Dream Boat - Rose Explodes CD/LP
Melted Toys - S/T LP
Hamish Kilgour - All Of it and Nothing CD/LP
Lee Gamble - Kuang EP
Generationals - Alix CD/LP
Lia Ices - Ices CD/LP
Metallica - And Justice For All, Kill 'em All, Ride the Lightning LP reissues
Moonface - City Wrecker EP
My Brightest Diamond This is My Hand CD/LP
Shintaro Sakamoto - Let's Dance Raw CD/LP
Shellac - Dude Incredible CD/LP
So Cow - Long Con CD/LP
Temporary: Selections from Dunedin's Pop Underground LP
This Will Destroy You - Another Language CD/LP
Vessel - Punish, Honey CD/LP

NEXT MUSIC TRIVIA - AUGUST 26:




Join us Tuesday, August 26th at the High Noon Saloon for MUSIC TRIVIA. Registration starts at 5:30 with the first question at 6PM. Two for one happy hour at the High Noon Saloon...JOIN US!

Etta James ROCKS THE HOUSE Limited LP now IN THE HOUSE:




Best known for her lush 1961 rendition of the ballad "At Last", Etta James is also celebrated for having released "Rocks the House," one of the best live albums of all time. Recorded in 1963 at the New Era Club in Nashville, James is captured at her performance peak. The foundation for her reputation as a fiery no-holds-barred performer was firmly established on this recording, now reissued on limited edition blue vinyl with 3 bonus tracks which have never been released on vinyl. These are now available so swing down to pick yours up or call to reserve (608.259.1991)

PHISH - A PICTURE OF NECTAR ON VINYL SEPTEMBER 16TH:




Phish's third studio album, originally released in 1992, will be available September 16th on vinyl for the first time! Mastered from the original analog tapes, this limited edition 2LP set is pressed on 180 gram vinyl and comes with a digital download. Pre-order now by stopping in or calling the shop at 608.259.1991.

WIDESPREAD PANIC'S FIRST 4 ALBUMS AVAILABLE ON VINYL, INDIE-ONLY:





limited represses of Space Wrangler and the band's self titled LP are available in the shop now.



Everyday & Ain't Life Grand, the 3rd and 4th albums by the band get their first and limited vinyl pressings. These two titles have been DELAYED, NEW STREET DATE SEPTEMBER 23RD. Preorder in the shop or by phone (608.259.1991).

THE BEATLES IN MONO - COMING SEPTEMBER 8TH - PREORDER NOW:




THE BEATLES’ ORIGINAL MONO STUDIO ALBUMS REMASTERED AT ABBEY ROAD DIRECTLY FROM THE ANALOGUE MASTERS

Available individually and collected in a limited 14LP boxed edition, accompanied by an exclusive 108-page hardbound book:

Please Please Me
With The Beatles
A Hard Day's Night
Beatles For Sale
Help!
Rubber Soul
Revolver
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles (2LP)
Mono Masters (3LP)


OUR WEBSITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION:


We are working on some updates, if you encounter issues or need assistance, please email angie@strictlydiscs.com or phone the shop at 608.259.1991.

OTB:

This isn't the spot to lay down odds on the third race. OTB is where Others Talk Back and give you the lowdown on what they've been feeling lately. This one's for the customers.

This is only his 7th solo album, though there must be another 30 albums of collaborations and work with other bands. This new album is a strange amalgam of guitar freakouts coupled with some of his most "pop" songs that he has ever done. Besides the electric numbers there are several beautiful acoustic guitar cuts. It seems obvious that this is Ty's guitar album. But this is a pop album. By the way, this seems to be one of the longest album's that Ty has produced, with 17 tracks!
- Ted Talks

This album is produced by Joe Boyd who in the past has also produced Nick Drake and Richard Thompson among many others. Robyn and Joe imagined this album like a 60's folk album, mainly acoustic, along with covers to go along with the original songs. Some of the covers are songs originally performed by the Doors, Roxy Music, Psychedelic Furs and Grant Lee Phillips. "The Man Upstairs" is a very intimate album, with the covers arranged to fit in sonically with the original numbers. One could say that this is an autumnal album, with a definite watching the leaves fall quality to it. Of course, this is exactly the type of album that Robyn excels at. This is another masterpiece to fit into Hitchcock's long and large body of work. Gillian Welch painted the album cover.
- Ted Talks

It is hard to believe that this is only his 2nd solo album. It seems that the last 30 years have given us a large number of collaborations, soundtracks and work with a dizzying amount of bands. Much like Robyn Hitchcock's new album, this is primarily an acoustic experience. But the past has proven that J can compose and perform acoustic gems. "Tied to a Star' has more than its quota of beautiful and engaging songs. This is a great watching the fireplace burn type of album, You listen and let your emotions take you away as the flames dance before you.
- Ted Talks




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