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10.28

NEW RELEASES:

Nobody Wants to Be Here & Nobody Wants to Leave - Twilight Sad
Twilight Sad
Nobody Wants to Be Here & Nobody Wants to Leave
Tell Em I'm Gone - Yusuf / Stevens,Cat
Yusuf / Stevens,Cat
Tell Em I'm Gone
Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
Houses of the Holy
Led Zeppelin Iv - Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin Iv
With a Little Help from My Fwends - Flaming Lips & Fwends
Flaming Lips & Fwends
With a Little Help from My Fwends
Gentlemen: 21st Anniversary - Afghan Whigs
Afghan Whigs
Gentlemen: 21st Anniversary
Fumes - Lily & Madeleine
Lily & Madeleine
Fumes
Flesh & Machine - Daniel Lanois
Daniel Lanois
Flesh & Machine
On the Road to Freedom - Alvin Lee
Alvin Lee
On the Road to Freedom

STAY TUNED


We often share tokens we pick up at buys (beer mugs/photos/etc), but nothing tops this card presented to us from sweet Mariana after we bought her dad's records...



USED VINYL ALERT:


Huge influx of over 500 hip-hop LPs (the 1st of 2 installments). Quite possibly, this is the greatest hip-hop collection we’ve acquired on our travels. Everything in great shape as well.

The great bulk of it spans the late 80s up through the dawn of the new century. Tons of Native Tongues-affiliated pieces, Hieroglyphics crew and all kinds of representation from Eric B & Rakim, KRS-One and BDP, EPMD and a deep reservoir of DJ Premier productions. Nice grip of full-lengths and 12s from the early days of underground heavyweights Stones Throw and Rawkus.

DOOM fans will bug out at all the Vik Vaughn, KMD and Metalface offerings. Whoever gets here first will have the chance to snag some Atmosphere joints, which surely won’t be long for the store. Better get here quick and figure out a way to cut class, ditch work, whatever you need to do to have first crack. Don’t say we didn’t tell you so.

Due to renovation in the basement, please expect the downstairs to be open at noon (hopefully before).

BLACK FRIDAY IS NOVEMBER 28, 2014:




Strictly Discs will be the place to be this Post-Thanksgiving-Shopping-Melee-Day, also known as Black Friday.

And that's because certain indie stores across the country will be the place to get special releases created just for you, for giving and getting this holiday season, and they're scheduled for release on Black Friday, November 28, 2014.

Now, this is not Record Store Day, Jr., but it is brought to you by the powers-that-be at Record Store Day. This is a group of special releases you can only find at certain independent record stores nationwide. The magic of these pieces (many uber-limited) is that every one of them is something someone will really LOVE to get, and you'll really ENJOY giving. And you may have the added nice feeling of supporting a local, independently owned (Strictly Discs, Independently Owned since 1988) business during the holidays.

Simply Click the Black Friday Logo above for a list of releases...

NEW OR NOTEWORTHY THIS WEEK:

An exquisite collection of blissful ambient balearica from the Spanish arranger and musician Javier Bergia. Bergia was a member of the late-80s ethno-fusion chillout trio Finis Africae, who continued the work of musical bridgebuilders like Jon Hassell, gently blending South American indigenous music with electronics. His solo work broadened those efforts, ranging from solemn Andalusian classical guitar interludes, to mellow soft-rock, to gently psychedelic hand drum workouts. This set from the intrepid UK recovery label Emotional Rescue collects tracks from several of Bergia's impossible to find 80s LPs, as well as several unreleased tracks from his archives. A diverse and compelling, beautifully packaged set, perfect for any fan of chilled out music in an unchill world.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
CD $15.99 / LP $22.99

You could say that the world doesn't truly deserve to hear more Woo music, so we should all be grateful indeed that their third album, 1990s cassette-only effort Into The Heart of Love, now has a wide release for the first time ever. This album is certainly their best, refining the sketch-like pieces on their earlier albums into a pristine, glowing life-force. The Ives brothers made intensely personal music that emerges in full bloom and exists solely as an expression of the sounds they wanted to hear, not in homage to any discernible "record collection" or genre recreation. Its unclear exactly how many people were even listening when they were making this stuff, but it cant be more than a couple dozen souls. Guitars, keyboards, piano, clarinet and effects are transmuted into a chorus of singing glass, breathing trees, and heaving, beaming humble hearts. Absolutely essential listening.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
CD $15.99 / LP $22.99

When I first saw this release was coming out I had to do a double take. The great Scott Walker AND the great SunnO))), together??? It could be a train wreck or the greatest thing ever. Thankfully it's the greatest thing ever and a solid lock-in for top ten best of the year. SunnO)))'s heavy guitar structure is the perfect catalyst for the dark theatrical voice of Scott Walker. While some fans of SunnO))) might not dig the vocal styling of Walker, it's safe to say most fans of Scott Walker will find this a truly dark and rewarding experience. This is NOT background music, it is full attention music. Excellent packaging by the folks over at 4AD.
- Luke / Strictly Discs
CD $15.99 / LP $38.99

Out of print on vinyl for over a decade, Slant 6's seminal 1994 debut is back on wax. For my money, this is one of America's finest ever punk records, and certainly the best to come out of DC (yep, I'd take this over Fugazi any day of the week). Brash, snarling, and wiry, full of car club machismo and unremitting in its simplicity, no note on Soda Pop Rip Off is out of place or extraneous, and nearly every song clocks in under two and a half minutes. Christina Billotte and co. channeled just a bit of Shirelles shimmy, and quickly flipped it into a half nelson. Fans of S-K, Ex Hex (Mary Timony was briefly in a band with Billotte before Slant 6, called Autoclave), Wild Flag and Warpaint take note. A crucial piece of the no-longer-so-secret female side of punk history.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
CD $12.99 / LP $15.99

Plenty of contemporary artists dwell in the darkened eddies of the soul, and fish some quite beautiful stuff out of there, but nobody does it with the startling clarity of Liz Harris, aka Grouper. Her early albums, like the drowned-sounding "Wide", or the suffocating "Cover the Windows and the Walls", were densely-packed photocopies of photocopies, with haunting melodies reduced to frail shadows on dirty gauze. On Ruins, its just Liz, an upright piano, a Sony mic and a 4-track, cloistered in a seaside Portuguese town, letting eight gorgeous songs flow in a single take. Its quiet, still music you will want to shut yourself away from the world to hear, a process you ought to find extremely rewarding.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
CD $14.99 / LP $17.99

A leftfield house bouillabaisse from the UK duo that brought us the previously anonymous Central Executives LP last year on Golf Channel. Mind Fair is an album you'd only truly mistake for a dance record if you knew the duos pedigree as UK house producers dating back to the acid rave days. A truly diverse ecosystem of a producer's album; a dance floor overgrown with colorful brush and converted into some kind of paisley game preserve. Horn-section synths straight out of Level 42, DJ Harvey-style porn funk, a singing cliff dweller society of hand drums and slinky marimbas, War's rustic instrumentals, Peter Green's torchy guitar, the endless hi-hat loops of Tom Moulton. Your tour guides show you them all, illuminated with a gently lifted production touch.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
CD $14.99 / LP $21.99



CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF SOME OF OUR SELECTED & NOTABLE RELEASES FOR OCTOBER 28TH:



ADDED VALUES (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST):

Tshirt, poster, lithograph, lanyard, pin set, printed paper LP bag

Tshirt, poster, lithograph, lanyard, pin set, printed paper LP bag

Free slipmat with any Blue Note purchase



NEXT BLUE NOTE INDIE-EXCLUSIVE:




Young Man with a Horn is a mono recording by the great jazz trumpeter Miles Davis which was recorded and released by Blue Note in 1952. All songs were originally released as singles, with the exception of the track “How Deep Is the Ocean.” Young Man with a Horn will be reissued in its original 10” form on October 28th as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl initiative. Available in the shop NOW.

PINK FLOYD ENDLESS RIVER COMING 11/10:




The Endless River has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions, when David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason played freely together at Britannia Row and Astoria studios. This was the first time they had done so since the 'Wish You Were Here' sessions in the seventies. Those sessions resulted in The Division Bell, the band's last studio album.

In 2013 David Gilmour and Nick Mason revisited the music from those sessions and decided that the tracks should be made available as part of the Pink Floyd repertoire. It would be the last time the three of them would be heard together. The band have spent the last year recording and upgrading the music,using the advantages of modern studio technology to create The Endless River.

The Endless River is a tribute to Rick Wright, whose keyboards are at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. It is a mainly instrumental album with one song, 'Louder Than Words', (with new lyrics by Polly Samson), arranged across four sides and produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth and Andy Jackson.

180 gram vinyl in gatefold package with 16 page book of never-released photos from the original sessions. Pre-order now.

PINK FLOYD ENDLESS RIVER:



BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN CD & VINYL BOX COMING 11/17:




Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984, comprised of remastered editions (both CD and LP respectively) of Springsteens first 7 albums will be released on November 17th. The sets are accompanied by a 60-page book featuring rarely-seen photos, memorabilia and original press clippings from Springsteen's first decade as a recording artist. Pre-order now.

Albums included:
Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (1973)*
The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle (1973)*
Born To Run (1975)
Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978)
The River (1980)*
Nebraska (1982)*
Born In The U.S.A. (1984)*
*denotes first time remastered on CD

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: THE ALBUM COLLECTION:



WEEZER - DEATH TO FALSE METAL LP COMING NOVEMBER 11TH:




First time on vinyl for this rarities compilation - limited, hand-numbered 180Gram audiophile pressing - pre-order now.

WEEZER PRE-ORDER:



UPCOMING VINYL SOUNDTRACK RELEASES:




On the 20th anniversary of the film's release, the Forest Gump soundtrack gets its first vinyl pressing. Limited, numbered 3LP set on Red/White/Blue 180 Gram Vinyl housed in a triple-panel gatefold. Available November 4th...pre-order now.



Also on the 20th anniversary of the films release, the soundtrack gets its first vinyl pressing. Limited to 1500 copies, this double LP is pressed on clear with black smoke colored wax, featuring an etched side and gatefold packaging. Available November 11th...pre-order now.

CLERKS SOUNDTRACK PRE-ORDER:



INDIE-EXCLUSIVE DAMIEN RICE CD SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW:




My Favourite Faded Fantasy, the new project from Damien Rice arrives first with a 2-track CD available for purchase in the shop. Features "I Don't Want To Change You" and the title track. The CD is $2 and comes with a $2 coupon for the full length that streets on November 11th.

UPCOMING NEW RELEASES & REISSUES OF NOTE - PREORDER NOW:


OCTOBER 28:
Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen CD/LP reissue
Grouper - Ruins CD/LP
Flaming Lips & Fwends - With A Little Help From My Fwends CD/LP
Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy and IV LP, 2LP, CD, 2CD and Super deluxe
Thelonious Monk - Genius of Modern Music Volume 1 10"
Portishead - Dummy LP reissue
Oren Ambarchi - Quixotism CD/LP
Boards of Canada - Hi Scores CD/LP reissue
Dan Bodan - Soft CD/LP
Cut Hands - Festival of the Dead CD/LP
V/A - Folk Music of the Sahel Vol. 1 LP
Mind Fair - Mind Fair CD/LP
Objekt - Flatland CD/LP
Population One (Terrence Dixon) - Theater of A Confused Mind CD/LP
Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band - Intensity Ghost CD/LP
Francisco The Man - Loose Ends CD/LP
Frightened Rabbit - Midnight Organ Fight LP reissue
Invisible Hands - Teslam CD/LP
Fern Jones - Glory Road (Numero) LP
Deutsche Wertarbeit - S/T CD/LP
Kiasmos - Kiasmos CD/LP
V/A - Local Customs: Cavern Sound (Numero) CD/LP
Barbara Lynn - Here Is Barbara Lynn LP
Martial Canterel - Gyors, Lassu LP
Modest Mouse - This Is A Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About LP reissue
Mono - Last Dawn and Rays of Darkness CD/LP
Parchman Farm: Photographs & Field Recordings 1947-1959 2CD + Book
Pip Proud - A Bird in the Engine and Adreneline & Richard LP reissues
Run The Jewels - 2 CD/LP
Sylvie Simmons - Sylvie CD/LP
Slim Twig - A Hound at the Hem CD/LP
Swans - Filth LP repress
Twilight Sad - No One Wants To Be Here & No One Wants To Leave CD/LP

NOVEMBER 4:
Bob Dylan & The Band - Basement Tapes Raw (Bootleg Series 11) 2CD, 3LP, 6 disc super deluxe
Neil Young - Storytone CD
Wings - Venus and Mars, At the Speed of Sound 2CD/2LP/super deluxe reissues
Rolling Stones - From the Vault: Hampton Coliseum 1981 3CD/4LP
Calvin Harris - Motion CD
Thelonious Monk - Round Midnight Complete Blue Note Singles 1947-52 2CD
Ani DiFranco - Allergic to Water CD
Davila 666 - Pocos Anos, Muchos Danos CD
Mark Kozelek - Sings Christmas Carols 2CD
Handsome Family - Singing Bones and Through the Trees LP reissues
The Chills - BBC Sessions CD/LP
Black Milk - If There's A Hell Below CD
Veruca Salt - American Thighs LP reissue
Dean Blunt - Black Metal CD/LP
Modest Mouse - Lonesome Crowded West LP reissue
Les Sins - Michael CD/LP
V/A - Hyperdub 10.4 2CD
Kode9 & The Spaceape - Killing Season 12"
V/A - I'm Just Like You: Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70 CD/LP
William Onyeabor - LP Boxset Part 1
Portastatic - Summer of the Shark LP
Can - Future Days and Soon Over Babaluma LP reissues
Big Star - Live In Memphis LP
Dismemberment Plan - Change LP reissue
Deerhoof - La Isla Bonita CD/LP
Whirr/Nothing - Split LP
Boards of Canada - Hi Scores CD/LP reissue
V/A - Black Fire! New Spirit! CD/LP
Clark - S/T CD/LP

NOVEMBER 11:
Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways CD/LP
Pink Floyd - Endless River CD/LP/Deluxe
Antony & the Johnsons - Turning CD w/DVD
Gene Clark - Two Sides to Every Story 2CD w/Book / LP
Portishead - Dummy LP reissue
Damien Rice - My Favourite Faded Fantasy CD/LP
Weezer - Death To False Metal LP
Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood LP
Bedhead - 1992-1998 4CD box
Bedhead - Beheaded, Transaction de Novo, WhatFunLifeWas LP reissues
Dirty Beaches - Stateless CD/LP
The Three Sounds - Out of this World LP reissue
MF Doom - Special Herbs 7 & 8 LP reissue
Psychic TV - Dreams Less Sweet LP reissue
Torn Hawk - Let's Cry & Do Push Ups At The Same Time LP
Roedelius - Tape Archive 3CD/3LP box
Andrea Belfi - Natura Morta CD/LP
Captain Beefheart - Sun, Zoom, Spark: 1970 to 1972 4LP/4CD
Christina Carter - Masque Femine LP
Daniela Casa - Sovrapposizione Di Immagini (Finders Keepers) LP
Cult of Youth - Final Days CD/LP
Dream Police - Hypnotized CD/LP
Conforce - Machine Conspiracy CD/LP reissue
Neel - Phobos CD/LP
Emerald Web - Whispered Visions LP reissue
Mike & Cara Gangloff - Black Ribbon of Death, Silver Thread of Life LP
David Johansen - S/T LP reissue
V/A - Livity Sound Remixes CD
Vladislav Delay - Visa CD/LP
Bruce Langhorne - Hired Hand (OST) LP
Love - Black Beauty CD/LP
Mazes - Wooden Aquarium CD/LP
Mark McGuire - Noctilucence EP
Midlake - Trials of Van Occupanther LP reissue
Nazoranai - Most Painful Time Happens Only Once Has it Arrived Already? CD/2LP
Red Red Meat - There's A Star Above The Manger Tonight LP reissue
Serengeti - Kenny Dennis III CD/LP

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

BOB DYLAN BOOTLEG SERIES #11 PRE-ORDER:



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.

LED ZEP PRE-ORDERS:



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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.

The Afghan Whigs are probably music's best known undiscovered band. In the 1990s they fused indie rock with 60s and 70s r&b and soul and coupled it with such an emotional and sexual swagger that one thinks of them as a sleazy Al Green at times. 1993's "Gentlemen" is without a doubt their high-water mark as a band. It is their magnum opus, their masterpiece. Elektra and Sub Pop have just released a remastered version of the original album along with a second disc of extras. The remastering is stunning, picking up details that were hidden in the original mix. The second disc is crammed full of pre-production demos, b-sides from the singles off the album and a number of live cuts. The live cuts feature their "special" versions of soul standards. All fans will have to have this right away, and it is a great place to start for the curious neophyte.
- Ted Talks

Sub Pop has just put out a vinyl box set and separate cd versions of these classic 7 albums. All of the albums are remastered, with mostly stunning results. There is a clarity that was not present on most of the original albums. Sleater-Kinney was one of America's best bands during their 12 year heyday and these albums are testimony to that greatness. It should be noted that all albums are straight reissues, with no bonus cuts. But these albums really don't need anything else than the original cuts. Buy them all at once in the vinyl box set or on cds, or buy your favorites first and then the others. Either way, you know you are going to have to get them all eventually. There is a new Sleater-Kinney album coming in January 2015, with a tour to follow. One can also see what Carrie Brownstein did before "Portlandia."
- Ted Talks



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