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9.2

NEW RELEASES:

Barragan - Blonde Redhead
Blonde Redhead
Barragan
Heaven or Las Vegas (LP) - Cocteau Twins
Cocteau Twins
Heaven or Las Vegas (LP)
Kiss You Kidnapped Charabanc (LP) - Sudden,Nikki / Howard,Rowland S
Sudden,Nikki / Howard,Rowland S
Kiss You Kidnapped Charabanc (LP)
Cowboy's Prayer - Mutual Benefit
Mutual Benefit
Cowboy's Prayer
Shipwreck from the Shore - Anthony D'amato
Anthony D'amato
Shipwreck from the Shore
Step Back - Johnny Winter
Johnny Winter
Step Back
Laura Jean -
Laura Jean

STAY TUNED

Bob Dylan Bootleg Series #11: Basement Tapes RAW Coming November 4th:




Compiled from meticulously restored original tapes - many found only recently - this three-LP set includes 38 highlights of Dylan's legendary 1967 recording sessions with members of his touring ensemble who would later achieve their own fame as The Band.

Having transformed music and culture during the early 1960s, Dylan reached unparalleled heights across 1965 and 1966 through the release of three historic albums, the groundbreaking watershed single ''Like A Rolling Stone,'' a controversial and legendary 'electric' performance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival and wildly polarizing tours of the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom. Dylan's mercurial rise and prodigious outpouring of work during that decade came to an abrupt halt in July 1966 when he was in a serious motorcycle accident in upstate New York.

Recovering from his injuries and away from the public eye for the first time in years, Dylan ensconced himself, along with Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson and, later, Levon Helm, in the basement of a small house, dubbed ''Big Pink'' by the group, in West Saugerties, New York. This collective, which would come to be known as Bob Dylan and The Band, recorded more than a hundred songs over the next several months.

When rumors and rare acetates of some of these recordings began surfacing, it created a curiosity strong enough to fuel an entirely new segment of the music business: the bootleg record. In 1969, an album mysteriously titled Great White Wonder began showing up in record shops around the country. The actual recordings, however, remained commercially unavailable until 1975, when Columbia Records released a scant 16 of them on The Basement Tapes album.

Available as a 2CD Set / 6CD Set / 3LPs+2CDs+Book - Pre-Order Now

CASSETTE STORE DAY IS SEPTEMBER 27TH:




Alright now, cassette lovers...Cassette Store Day releases are available for pre-order, so please email angie@strictlydiscs.com with your requests. You will find the list of releases HERE.

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:

Les Ambassadeurs were a show band formed in the early 1970s by an army lieutenant intent on entertaining the VIPs associated with the ruling junta in Mali. They were already composed of several top-flight musicians from several countries (hence their name), when Salif Keita left the Rail Band (then the country's best-known group) to join them as lead vocalist, transforming the group into a powerhouse of West African cosmopolitans. Les Ambassadeurs played music that echoed traditional repertoires but more eagerly embraced jazz, pop, rhythm and blues, and Afro-Cuban music, often playing James Brown, Fela and Celia Cruz covers at audience members' request. On this two-disc set, which collects songs from the group's many hit 45s and full length LP, plus live radio broadcasts, Les Ambassadeurs' sound is defined by bubbling horns, intricate and hypnotic guitar interplay, the tumbling melodies of Keletigui Diabate's vibe-like balafon, and the plaintive wail of Salif Keita, who would go onto achieve worldwide fame as one of Africa's most distinct voices.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
2CD $18.99

The latest album from Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen finds one of the modern era's most expressive horn players matched up with a chamber ensemble for the first time. Previous Henriksen albums, like last years incredible Places of Worship, have been terraform affairs, with his trumpet gently carving out and shaping mossy, foggy spaces. On this album, the prominence of strings and lightly propulsive drums tethers these pieces to a more traditional folk setting, allowing Henriksen's wafting, serpentine notes a ceremonial space in which to breathe out. This is gorgeous, stately music that still politely refuses to hew to convention, in a manner that only the Norwegians seem to pull off so smoothly. Fans of Jon Hassell, Jan Garbarek, Don Cherry and Lester Bowie take note.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
CD $15.99

After the Acid Archives was first published in 2007, it quickly became, for many readers, not just a near-comprehensive discography of first-wave US psychedelia, but rather a gateway to an alternate universe of weird and transcendent music. Much of the book's spellbinding appeal was due to the writing of editor Patrick Lundborg, who was both an obsessive documentarian and probably the most colorful and compelling music critic since Byron Coley. Patrick's untimely death earlier this year was therefore a great tragedy, but luckily, before his passing, he was able to prepare these two records for release on his nascent Lysergia label; they both embody the wild musical spirit he prized. Madrigal's self-titled LP was initially self-produced and released by the NYC duo in 1971, and sounds today like the missing link between the tribal psychedelia of bands like Hawkwind and Cromagnon and mid-70s art punk a la Simply Saucer, Debris, and Suicide. It's a nice mess of primitive drum machines, swamped repeato guitar, and big-city grouchiness. The LSD Underground 12 LP dates from five years earlier, and is one of the earliest documents of musicians performing under the influence of the titular substance. It's intuitive and free-flowing improvised rock, alternating between intense peaks and calm valleys and very reminiscent of late 60s krautrock. These records, along with the recent reprinting of the Acid Archives, serve as a fitting tribute to Patrick, and are recommended to listeners of all types.
- Clay / Strictly Discs
LPs each $39.99

In the expanse of the heaving patience of eternity, there is only one band, and that band is Earth. Formed by Dylan Carlson in the late 80s, the group first found renown for their album Earth 2, which pioneered a new genre of "ambient metal" that would inform legions of droning, doomy bands in its wake. After a long hiatus, the band returned in the early 00s in a second incarnation with another entirely unheard sound, an unholy blend of Black Sabbath, Duane Eddy and Pentangle, played at an excruciatingly slow, planetary-scale pace. Primitive and Deadly is another monster in that country-sludge folk/drone canon, and the first Earth album to feature vocals since 1996, with Mark Lanegan and Rose Windows' Rabia Shaheen Qazi lending their towering voices. As such, its the closest Earth have ever come to releasing a proper rock record, and it might be the best introduction to their utterly massive sound.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
CD $13.99 / LP $23.99

After a series of EPs that saw this UK trio nimbly wandering from post-dubstep to deep house, Dark Sky unleash a proper album for Modeselektor's Monkeytown label, and it's a stunner. Rather than just fleshing out a few club killers with esoteric, wanky filler, as many production units do for full-length releases, Dark Sky have broadened their approach and diversified their sound, adding a series of vocalists to a suite of tracks that each grow slowly into being and resolutely justify their existence. Imagin's ten cuts pulse and warble with sleek efficiency, blending demurely peaking deep house with Burial-esque dreadscapes and a woozy soulfulness that hearkens back to classic triphop. Much like last year's triumphant album from Nico Jaar's Darkside, Imagin sequences these references within a tapestry of sweeping psychedelic darkness, an exquisite abyss that threatens to suck the gravity out of each track.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
CD $14.99 / LP $22.99



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




CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF SOME OF OUR SELECTED & NOTABLE RELEASES FOR SEPTEMBER 2ND:



ADDED VALUES (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST):

Free autograph/photo book

Free sticker set

Free Beatles In Mono t-shirts (sizes L & XL), free wtih boxset or individual LP purchase

Free slipmat with any Blue Note purchase



UPCOMING NEW RELEASES & REISSUES OF NOTE - PREORDER NOW:


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 - SEPTEMBER 16TH:




Join us Tuesday, September 13th 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!

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.

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.

UPCOMING SUB POP LOSER EDITIONS:


SEPTEMBER 9:
Avi Buffalo - At Best Cuckold CD/LP


SEPTEMBER 23:
Goat - Commune CD/LP
King Tuff - Black Moon Spell CD/LP
Sarah Silverman - We Are Miracles CD/LP


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.

To me, "Lola" is one of the last great Kinks album. They had a world-wide smash hit with the "Lola" single and this concept album was released soon after the song became a hit. The concept was the sensitive artist beset with difficulties from the money hungry Philistine music industry. The album certainly rocks more than the "Village Green" and "Arthur" albums that came before. But it has more than its share of emotional Ray Davies musical vignettes too. It seems that while the album contains a massive hit for the band, this album is not thought of in the same esteem than the albums that came right before it. I feel that the album is an equal in all respects to the classic Kinks album that came before. Attached as a separate disc is the Kinks' soundtrack to the 1970 British film "Percy." Half of the soundtrack is instrumental, while the other half contains 5 of the least heard Kinks songs out there. Perhaps the songs are a little more cinematic and over the top than those on the "Lola" album, but they are more than enjoyable, and at least two songs are essential Kinks songs. The package also includes 15 other rarities from the same era when both albums were recorded and released.
- Ted Talks

I find it hard to believe that this is only the 6th album from the band in its 15 year career. The title is a homage to New York City's Brill Building, home of such composers as Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector, Shadow Morton, Neil Sedaka and countless others. They title would suggest a homage to the ability to compose and record classic rock and roll songs. This album more than lives up to the standards that it sets for itself. Song after song of classic 60's influenced pop mixed with crunchy new wave guitars and keyboards. So if the 80's influences may be blatant and over the top, they still work. To my mind, this album rocks more than the last few albums that preceded it. And it is about time that they did. The album is a return to form of the band's first 2 albums, that were recorded so long ago. And the album is a homage to the 80's in a certain sense too.
- Ted Talks




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