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NEW RELEASES:

Then Came the Morning - Lone Bellow
Lone Bellow
Then Came the Morning
Take It Like a Man - Jim White Vs. Packway Handle Band
Jim White Vs. Packway Handle Band
Take It Like a Man
Individ - Dodos
Dodos
Individ
Phosphorescent Blues - Punch Brothers
Punch Brothers
Phosphorescent Blues
Sco-Mule - Gov't Mule
Gov't Mule
Sco-Mule
Worthy - Bettye Lavette
Bettye Lavette
Worthy

STAY TUNED

USED VINYL ALERT:


The new year has been incredibly fruitful for us in terms of used vinyl, and for you too! Our new collection of used vinyl arrivals hitting the floor today continues what's been a good run to start 2015.

We've got plenty in the mix this time, starting with a very deep and very random selection of punk, hardcore and metal. Regional bands from the 80s and 90s, and lots of international bands in just about every punk subgenre (grind, oi, skatepunk, garage, synthpunk, etc etc) are in the mix here. Some classic names and labels like SST and Dischord turn up, but most of this stuff is pretty off the grid, with lots of compilations.

A fine selection of recent indie and newer releases and reissues have come through second-hand, as well as some more great 80s, 90s and 00s rap, hiphop and breaks records.

A long spread of soundtracks are in, including many we've never seen before (Friday the 13th, Ohrwerk Orange). More than the usual amount of rare, weird, odd and/or private press records here, from soft rock to hard rock, folk, rockabilly and noise.

Lots of great classics here as always from the Beatles, John Lennon, The Cure, B.O.C., Rush, Black Sabbath, Led Zep, AC/DC, Nilsson, Clapton, U2, Temptations, Dave Van Ronk, Sonny Rollins, Monk, Miles, Allen Ginsberg and more, including some quite rare pressings.

As always, its plenty of stimuli for your eyes and ears, all hitting the floor today. Stop by this weekend!

NEW APHEX TWIN TODAY:




Just a few months into his triumphant return to the public eye, Richard D James has announced yet another Aphex Twin release. It's called Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments, Pt. 2, and is officially an EP, though its nine tracks clock in at over 40 minutes. These are songs that James created with the assistance of the robots that live with him in his home. I'm told they take a darker, more textured feel than the tracks on Syro, while maintaining certified banger status. This will be a limited vinyl release and our initial order will likely be all we can get, so get your pre-orders in now to ensure your copy. Available TODAY!

ENTER-TO-WIN SIGNED SLEATER-KINNEY LITHOGRAPH:


Pick up the new Sleater-Kinney CD/LP/Deluxe LP in the shop or online and you will be entered to win a sweet autographed lithograph!

NEW OR NOTEWORTHY THIS WEEK:

Private press sanctified goodness from California. The SJ's were a family affair who waxed a tidy 500-record pressing of their sole longplayer in 1980. The title cut was previously compiled on Numero's crucial "Apocryphal Hymns" offering and proudly shows an allegiance to the churchy, Rhodes-driven work of Donny Hathaway and the sunshine group vibes of rare groove legends The Mighty Ryders. No bum tracks in this tight 8 song slab and remarkably well-produced considering the humble origins. Think more of the Cali period of Motown and less of the charming amateurism of the Numero comps.
- Ryan/Strictly Discs
CD $14.99 / LP $21.99

Chicago post-punkers Disappears tunnel deeper into the void than ever before on their crystalline fifth album Irreal, a sonic description of a haunted abyss. With its cavernous dub reverberations ricocheting off of frontman Brian Case's caustic mutterings, Irreal brings to mind the darker explorations of Neu chumming it up with early 80s Conny Plank projects like Les Vampyrettes, bathed in the stylish, laconic haze of Darklands-era Jesus and Mary Chain. Irreal doesn't pummel with the same xeroxed guitar overdrive of the unit's earlier albums, opting instead to slow the pace and let the vastness of space control the mood. An inviting, if occasionally evil-sounding record. They're in town at the Frequency next month and it oughta be a treat.
- Evan/Strictly Discs
CD $13.99 / LP $ 18.99

A woozy left-turn of an album from Jib Kidder, an artist whose bandcamp bio reads "no genre, no hometown, hard 2 pin down since Y2K". Sounds good to me. Kidder's earlier work (mainly for smaller cassette and mix labels) flirted with scrapyard dance music, weird rap and folk, but Teaspoon to the Ocean goes full-bore in a new direction: a heavily self-medicated blend of sampladelic soft-pop. If Ariel Pink actually had a conscience, if Harry Nilsson was still with us and understood how to use a sampler, and if Panda Bear had just released this instead of PBVSGR, they'd be looking at instant "Album of the Year" status. This stuff is that good. Dude plays nearly everything on the album himself, crafting a weirdly dislocated tempo similar to Cass McCombs, while utilizing a sound and sample palette that is quite subtle in its depth. The result sounds like little else being made at the moment, as we voyage into an era where "no genre" seems to be the best genre going.
- Evan/Strictly Discs
CD $12.99 / LP $18.99

The second album from Melbourne, Australia's Twerps is their first to get a US release, and ought to make them plenty famous here. They are inheritors to the rich and glorious guitar-pop bliss out sound innovated by AUS/NZ bands like The Clean and The Bats, popularized in the states by bands like Yo La Tengo and more recently Real Estate. Fans of RE have a lot to enjoy here; seems like the Jersey burbs/NYC and outback/Melbourne dynamics have a lot in common when it comes to inspiring bands to make music this moodily mellow and melodic. Twerps can jangle and then they can jam, with the chops to match any of the bands mentioned in this review. A fine kickoff to the year for Merge, who continue to do yeoman's work in sussing out perfect guitar pop 3 decades into their existence.
- Evan/Strictly Discs
CD $12.99 / LP $16.99

The modern story of this extremely obscure piece of Brazilian music from the 1950s starts with UK music guru and radio DJ Gilles Peterson announcing it as his most wanted LP, even going so far as to take out an ad in Record Collector offering to pay a thousand pounds for a copy. He found a collector in Brazil who had one, and it is the music from that particular LP that appears on this release, crackles and all, as no master tapes or original performers could be located. This are crucial sounds all over this album; its insistent drumming, chanted group vocal harmonies, its exotic rhythms and jazz melodies all form a sort of ur-bossa nova, a template for the music of 1960s Brazil that would go on to enchant the entire world up to the present day. All this worl-historical bluster aside, Tam...Tam...Tam is just a smoker of a record which will thrill anyone with an interest in world music, exotica, and rhythm. And it's never been heard by more than a few people, ever, until now.
-Evan/Strictly Discs
CD $14.99 / LP $23.99

Dense and evocative guitar and synth landscapes from Sarah Lipstate nee Noveller, out of Austin. Lipstate has been honing her craft for close to a decade now, but Fantastic Planet is far and away her most compelling work. With a bed of static underfoot like crunched leaves, her guitar lines spindle heavenward and recline majestically in triumph, propelled upward by motorik rhythms. I taste a little bit of Richard Skelton's mossy tea in the album's hazier moments, while its more cinematic crests hearken back to Fripp and Eno's classic piece "An Index of Metals" from Evening Star. A stunner of an album from an artist who seems to have much much more fascinating work ahead of her.
- Evan/Strictly Discs
CD $14.99 / LP $23.99


VINYL SPOTLIGHT:




Vinyl Spotlight is a chance to hear new or upcoming vinyl releases at the shop through a true Hi-Fi system where the analog sound can be fully enjoyed.

This weeks Vinyl Spotlight will be a triple threat: Belle & Sebastian, Ryan Bingham and Marilyn Manson. These release will be spinning throughout the day on Monday and Tuesday. Preorder (Monday) or purchase (Tuesday) and you will be eligible to win a LP copy as well a lithograph, posters and/or buttons.

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF SOME OF OUR SELECTED & NOTABLE RELEASES FOR JANUARY 27TH:



SAVE THE DATE - RECORD STORE DAY 2015 IS APRIL 18TH:






THOM YORKE - TOMORROW'S MODERN BOXES LIMITED EDITION LP OUT FEBRUARY 10:




After rumblings here and there about a new release, we're pretty excited to get the news that Thom Yorke's new solo album, his first since 2006's The Eraser, will get a proper vinyl release (no CD though, sorry) on February 10. The double album comes in quite the package, with full color psychedelic art and foil-embossed sleeve, and contains some of Yorke's most beautiful solo work to date. This one time pressing will be limited to 4,000 so get your preorders in now to ensure you get a copy! Pre-order now in the shop, by phone (608.259.1991) or email (angie@strictlydiscs.com).

BOB DYLAN SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT TO BE RELEASED FEBRUARY 3RD:


Bob Dylan commented on the making of this, his 36th album, “It was a real privilege to make this album. I've wanted to do something like this for a long time but was never brave enough to approach 30-piece complicated arrangements and refine them down for a 5-piece band. That's the key to all these performances. We knew these songs extremely well. It was all done live. Maybe one or two takes. No overdubbing. No vocal booths. No headphones. No separate tracking, and, for the most part, mixed as it was recorded. I don't see myself as covering these songs in any way. They've been covered enough. Buried, as a matter a fact. What me and my band are basically doing is uncovering them. Lifting them out of the grave and bringing them into the light of day.” Preorder now on CD and LP.

NEXT MUSIC TRIVIA FEBRUARY 10TH:




Save the date - our next MUSIC TRIVIA at the High Noon Saloon will be Tuesday, February 10th. Registration starts at 5:30 with the first question at 6PM. Two for one happy hour at the High Noon Saloon...JOIN US!

USED VINYL ALERT:


Fresh off last week's incredible jazz collection, we've got another stunner hitting the floor today that includes a slew of records acquired on a recent trip to Detroit. Just about every corner of the music world is covered in this collection, but the most notable records here are the soul LPs, tons of deep titles from names both household and very obscure. Joe Tex, Mavis Staples, Chuck Jackson, Five Stairsteps. Funkadelic and other more random funksters. Lots of great jazz from Cannonball Adderley, David Newman, Sun Ra, Charles Earland, Art Blakey, Roy Ayers and many more. Plenty of strange and rare folk and gospel, with many private press titles.

After that, there's a little bit of everything. Classic rap and hip hop from the 80s, 90s and 00s, including a bunch of Run-DMC, Mos Def, and some out of print compilations. Plenty of random 70s avant-garde rock. Classic LPs from Aretha, Sly, the Temptations, Masekela, Dylan, Genesis, Stevie Wonder, Duke Ellington and more. Cap it off with a handful of Moog and other electronic oddballs and this is a serious diggers delight! Be prompt!

UPCOMING NEW RELEASES & REISSUES OF NOTE - PREORDER NOW:


JANUARY 20:
Sleater-Kinney - No Cities Left To Love CD/LP/ Dlx LP
The Decemberists – What a Terrible World; What a Beautiful World CD/LP
Mac DeMarco - Demos Volume 1 CD
Aphex Twin - Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt 2 CD/LP (Jan 23)
Aphex Twin - Classics and Selected Ambient Works 85-92 CD reissues
Perfect Pussy - I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling CD/LP
Ghostface Killah - 36 Seasons LP
Lead Belly – Lost Radio Broadcasts: WNYC 1948 LP
Joey Badass – B4.Da.Ss CD/LP
The Pixies – Doolittle 25 4LP
Dengue Fever - The Deepest Lake CD/LP
Ryan Bingham – Fear and Saturday Night CD/LP
Josh Ritter – Acoustic Live 1 CD/LP
Belle & Sebastian – Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance CD/LP
Sonic Youth - S/T LP reissue
Lupe Fiasco – Tetsuo & Youth CD
Universal Togetherness Band - S/T (Numero) CD/LP
King Crimson – live at the Orpheum CD
Gone Girl OST LP
Fall Out Boy – American Beauty / American Psycho CD
Viet Cong - S/T CD/LP
Cerrone – Love in C Minor and Cerrones Paradise LP reissues
Marcia Bassett & Samara Lubelski – 110 Livingston LP
Eleh – Homage 3CD
Chavez – Ride the Fader LP reissue
Alessandro Cortini (NIN) – Forse 3 LP
Mimi Farina & Tom Jans – Case Western 8th April 1972 CD
Klaus Schulze – Official Boot Vol 1: Stars Are Burning CD/LP
Ghost Culture – Ghost Culture CD/LP
Liaisons Dangereuses – S/T (1981) CD/LP reissue
Marilyn Manson – Pale Emperor CD/LP
Amen Dunes - Cowboy Worship 12”
Sir Richard Bishop & Bill Orcutt - Road Stories (Kali) LP
V/A - Brazilian Boogie Connection: From Rio To Sao Paulo (76-83) LP
Alex Calder - Strange Dreams CD/LP
Disappears - Irreal CD/LP
Dosh & Ghostband - Def Kith 12”
Hanni El Khatib - Moonlight CD/LP
Elephant Micah - Where In Our Woods CD/LP
BC Gilbert/G. Lewis (Wire) - 3R4 LP reissue
Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand, King Shit & the Golden Boys LP reissues
Liam Hayes - Slurrup CD/LP
Melvins - Eggnog/Lice-All and Ozma/Bullhead 2LP reissues
Jack Name - Weird Moons CD/LP
Ninos Du Brasil - Aromobates NBD LP
Else Marie Pade - Electronic Works 1958-1995 CD/3LP
Pink Section - S/T LP reissue
Siskiyou - Nervous CD/LP
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Euclid CD/LP

JANUARY 27
Noveller - Fantastic Planet CD/LP
Punch Brothers - Phosphorescent Blues CD
Mogwai - Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1. CD/LP
Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again CD/LP
Doomtree - All Hands CD/LP
Alasdair Roberts - S/T CD/LP
Blaze Foley - Sittin by the Road LP
Lone Bellow - Then Came the Morning CD/LP
Gov't Mule w/John Scofield - Sco-Mule CD/LP
Bettye Lavette - Worthy CD
Milo Greene - Control CD/LP
Drew Holcomb & Neighbors - Medicine CD/LP
Om - Live LP
Wayne Shorter - Adam's Apple LP reissue
Herbie Hancock - Empyrean Isles LP reissue
Cecil Taylor - Unit Structures LP reissue
Supreme Jubilees - It'll All Be Over (LITA) CD/LP
Jahiliyya Fields - Chance Life Moon Dance LP
Jake Xerxes Fussell - S/T CD/LP
Nina Kraviz - Dj Kicks CD/LP
Zs - Xe CD/LP
Jib Kidder - Teaspoon to the Ocean CD/LP
The Body & Thou - You, Whom I Have Always Hated CD/LP
V/A - Dance Mania: Ghetto Madness CD/LP
Bjorn Torske - Trobbel and Nedi Myra CD/LP reissues
Model 500 - Sonic Sunset 2x12" reissue
Vex'd - Degenerate 2CD reissue
The Dodos - Individ CD/LP
Twerps - Range Anxiety CD/LP

FEBRUARY 3
John Carpenter - Lost Themes CD/LP
All We Are - S/T CD/LP
Nite Fields - Depersonalisation CD/LP
Diana Krall - Wallflower CD/LP
Swami John Reis & the Blind Shake - Modern Surf Classics CD/LP
Ty Segall Band - Live in San Francisco CD/LP
Hiss Golden Messenger - Southern Grammar EP
Victor Villarreal - Sleep Talk LP
Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Three CD/LP
Ro Maron - Collected #1 CD/LP
Dennis Young (Liquid Liquid) - Reel to Real CD/LP
V/A - Music of Tanzania (Sublime Frequencies) LP

FEBRUARY 10
Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes LP
Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear CD/LP/deluxe LP
Rhiannon Giddens (Car. Choc. Drops) - Tomorrow Is My Turn CD
Death Grips - Powers That B CD
Robert Earl Keen - Happy Prisoner CD/LP
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - A Year With 13 Moons CD/LP
Thurston Moore/John Moloney - Full Bleed CD/LP

FEBRUARY 17
Jose Gonzalez - Vestiges & Claws CD/LP
Steve Earle - Terraplane CD/LP
A Place To Bury Strangers - Transfixiation CD/LP
Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun and Von LP reissues
Phoenix - Alphabetical, Its Never Been Like That, and United LP reissues
Six Organs of Admittance - Hexadic CD/LP
Sonny & The Sunsets - Talent Night at the Ashram CD/LP
S. Carey - Supermoon LP
Eric Chenaux - Skullsplitter CD/LP
Ambiq - Ambiq CD/LP
Ibeyi - Ibeyi CD/LP
Mourn - Mourn CD/LP
King Khan & BBQ Show - Bad News Boys CD/LP
Ex-Cult - Cigarette Machine CD/LP
Damon & Naomi - Fortune CD/LP
Phosphorescent - Live at the Music Hall 3LP
Pops Staples - Don't Lose This CD/LP
Sir Richard Bishop - Tangier Sessions CD/LP
Bunny Lion - Red CD/LP
James Blackshaw - Summoning Suns CD/LP
Lake People - Purposely Uncertain Field CD/LP
Skenet - Allting Rullar CD/LP

FEBRUARY 24
Dan Deacon - Gliss Riffer CD/LP
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti CD/2CD/LP/Super Deluxe
Future Brown - Future Brown CD/LP
Iron & Wine - Archive Series Vol 1 CD/LP
Romare - Projections CD/LP
Fleetwood Mac - Bare Trees, Then Play On, Kiln House, Future Games LP reissues
The Lowest Pair (Kendl Winter
Badbadnotgood & Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul LP
JJ Grey & Mofro - Ol Glory CD/LP
Travis Bretzer - Waxing Romantic CD/LP

MARCH 3
Of Montreal - Aureate Blue CD
Moon Duo - Shadow of the Sun CD/LP
Bambounou - Centrum CD/LP
Ata Kak - Obaa Sima (ATFA) CD/LP reissue
Lily Hiatt - Royal Blue CD/LP
Palmbomen - Palmbomen II (Rvng) CD/LP
Lotic - Heterocetera (Tri Angle) LP

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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.

JIB Kidder is really just one guy - Sean Schuster-Craig. And JIB Kidder is a fine purveyor of sunny, swirly psychedelica with a capital P. Since Mr. Schuster-Craig is a multi-media artist, there is a certain amount of off-kilter experimentalism thrown into the mix. And that toughness of sound is what really makes the album. It doesn't let the sweetness take over the record and the hard and soft sounds achieve a certain balance. That balance makes it certain that you will play this album over and over again.
- Ted Talks

I have often said that that Australian band the Twerps is the most New Zealand sounding band not hailing from New Zealand itself. The new album, however, adds old and new American influences. Specifically the Feelies and Real Estate. The band has added a more airy psychedelic guitar sound to the Kiwi sounding pop sound of their past recordings. The new influences open up their sound and their songs and makes some of the tracks approach the epic and grand. To my mind, "Range Anxiety" is one of the finest albums released so far this year. Much like JIB Kidder, this is an album that will never leave your electronic listening device.
- Ted Talks

This American born son of Palestinian/Filipino parents releases his 3rd album in 4 years. The first two albums were very garagey and loud. This new one goes for a more modern sound, with hints of the Black Keys. That really isn't a bad thing; it recalculates his music and makes him a forward looking artist instead of a retro artist. And the new influences give him the growth needed to become a major artist in the not so distant future.
- Ted Talks




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