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8.19

NEW RELEASES:

Bahamas Is Afie - Bahamas
Bahamas
Bahamas Is Afie
Benjamin Booker -
Benjamin Booker
Chorus - Literature
Literature
Chorus
Musik Die Schwer Zu Twerk - Electric Wurms
Electric Wurms
Musik Die Schwer Zu Twerk
V - JJ
JJ
V
12 - Bob James
Bob James
12
Blacc Hollywood - Wiz Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa
Blacc Hollywood

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NEW THIRD MAN PORTABLE TURNTABLES IN STOCK:




New portable all-in-one Third Man Records turntable systems now in stock at the shop - perfect for taking the party outside or wherever your party takes you (3 speeds + USB software & functionality + built in speakers).

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:

New York-based electronic producer FaltyDL has made a quick name for himself with a handful of albums for Ninja Tune and Planet Mu, two of the bigger repositories for the ever-evolving UK bass sound. Getting tapped by a somewhat unlikely avant-techno tastemaker in Thom Yorke didn't hurt much, either (he opened for Radiohead's NYC show in 2011). These albums have been nebulous affairs, flirting with lots of subgenres based around the long British process of dismantling drum n bass. In crafting In The Wild, DL seems to have gone to some far more peaceful place. The album doesn't so much open as drift into view, with a handful of amorphous, echoic tracks that feel far more organic than any of his past work, with nary a spliced snare in sight. The album progresses through peaks and troughs of pacing, discreet samples and skittering rhythms, never acquiring any real sense of urgency. The easiest comparison to make here would be Four Tet, a producer most synonymous with jazzy, pastoral electronic music that also nods to a diverse record collection. As a cohesive statement, In The Wild doesn't come with force, but none of his previous albums have done that either. It's an album that welcomes you to listen to it on its terms, and it may be FaltyDL's best yet.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
CD $13.99 / LP $23.99

A welcome repress from Honest Jon's of this double 12", which was one of my favorite electronic releases last year & very deserving of wider recognition. The first record of the set represents a pair of studio collaborations (one with ambient techno mastermind Donato Dozzy) that submerge simple, mid-range 4/4 rhythms in layers of insectoid clicking and wild organ lines that recall Henry Flynt. The second record was originally a live soundtrack to the movie Vampyr, and that's where things really take off. Beginning with a twitchy, amelodic square wave pattern, Morphosis slowly works in ominous drones and some very low-in-the-mix rhythms. The pacing is absolutely impeccable, and the atmosphere created is very disconcerting and perfectly suited, I would imagine, to the film. Overall, this release reminds me of the more somber tracks on Holden's The Inheritors; if you enjoyed that record, or are interested in innovative electronic music at all, this is a necessary pickup.
- Clay, Strictly Discs
2LP $21.99

After floating around as a digital release for a couple of years (not sure where you file those on a shelf), this collection of Com Truise odds and ends, unused demos and other assorted castaways finally gets a vinyl release. People are always asking what kind of music truly sounds better on vinyl: this is it. Com Truise (real name Seth Haley, out of New Jersey) makes crisp vintage synth-funk thats as punchy as it is featherweight, with the crystalline highs and low-end kicks that absolutely leap out of the grooves of an LP. Com Truise traffics in the more saccharine end of things, thematically; unlike other throwback synth records, he does not chart a path through the murk of some dystopic netherworld, but rather a cheery, videogame-style platform full of achievement and reward and....workout scenes. Despite it's title, In Decay is full of songs that grow rapidly between your ears, as if shot through with an artificial hormone.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
2LP $21.99

Benjamin Booker’s self-titled debut follows a blues/rock trend made popular recently by the likes of Jack White and the Black Keys. The album’s understated intimacy and at times muddy instrumentation reminds me of the fantastic debut EP by Gary Clark Jr. – straight up blues rock with a gravely-rich voice, deceptive of Booker’s youth. This album is one to enjoy now and Booker is a rising star to watch for in the future.
- Angie / Strictly Discs
CD $11.99 / LP $19.99

"Black Paladins" is an album for people who enjoy a variety of Jazz styles and for people looking to expand their jazz horizons. You've got some great Afro Jazz (courtesy of South African Johnny Dyani), a dash of spiritual jazz, some poetry ("Black Paladins" is a poem from Henry Dumas) and a small smattering of Free-Jazz. Jarman and Moye have a long and fruitful history of great music making, but this album is one of their best with the addition of Dyani, who brings a strong rhythm section to the mix with his warm and deep bass playing. All kinds of great sounds are going on in this album, made by a fair amount of instruments I have no idea what they are.. there is the donno, chekere, tumba conga, dendir and the frog flute. Of course if this album does end up floating your boat, you have the whole world of the Art Ensemble of Chicago to check out. "Black Paladins" is released on the always dependable Black Saint label and highly recommended. LP is packaged with CD of the album.
- Luke / Strictly Discs
LP $23.99



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 19TH:



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 19:
999 - Biggest Prize In Sport LP reissue
Benjamin Booker - S/T CD/LP
Castanets - Decimation Blues CD/LP
Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood CD
Apache Dropout - Heavy Window CD/LP
Com Truise - In Decay LP
Fela Kuti - Confusion, Teacher Dont Teach Me Nonsense, Sorrow Tears and Blood LP reissues
Eels - Beautiful Freak LP reissue
Lydia Lunch & Rowland S. Howard - Shotgun Wedding LP reissue
MC5 - Back In The Sea LP reissue
Miami Dolphins - Becky CD/LP
Kimbra - The Golden Echo CD/LP
jj - V CD/LP
Julius Hemphill - Raw Materials & Residuals LP w/CD
Joseph Jarman & Don Moye - Black Paladins LP w/CD
Moon Duo - Live in Ravenna LP
Beach Day - Native Echoes CD/LP
Electric Wurms (Flaming Lips) - Musik, Die Schwer zu Twerk CD/LP
Pauline Oliveros - Accordion & Voice and Wanderer CDs
Pallbearer - Foundations of Burden CD/LP
Plasmatics - New Hope For The Wretched LP reissue
Spiritualized - Let It Come Down LP reissue
Bishop Allen - Lights Out CD/LP
Jenny Hval & Susanna - Meshes of Voice CD
Peter Jefferies - Electricity LP reissue
Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza - S/T LP reissue
Crime - Murder by Guitar LP reissue

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

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!

INDIE-EXCLUSIVE ELECTRIC WURMS FLEXI: AVAILABLE NOW




Two members of The Flaming Lips (Steven and Wayne) and four members of Linear Downfall (Charlee, Chance, Doom and Will) make up Electric Wurms whose debut album, Musik Die Schwer zu Twerk, streets August 19th.

Stop in now for an limited edition flexi, costing just $2 and coming with a $2 coupon for the 8/19 release.

INDIE-EXCLUSIVE WIZ KHALIFA CD SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW:




Indie-only CD single featuring remixes with Rick Ross, Schoolboy Q and Nas - $2 and comes with a $2 coupon for his full length out August 19th.

Etta James ROCKS THE HOUSE Limited LP Pressing - BLUE VINYL with BONUS tracks:




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 ($23.99). Pre-order now by stopping in or calling the shop at 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 on August 26th. 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.

Cash's 1964 Native American concept album gets redux treatment by alt-country, folk and country stars. Some of the performers included on the album are Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Steve Earle and Rhiannon Giddens (of the Carolina Chocolate Drops). A few of the songs are quite stretched out and all are taken at a slow pace. The attention is thus on Cash's lyrics and his contempt and disgust with the treatment of Native Americans in the past and in his present of 50 years ago. The 1964 album is today regarded as a classic, and this tribute shows the love that today's artists regard the album. The original album is just another example of Cash's career brilliance. This revisiting is affirmation of that brilliance.
- Ted Talks

This album was originally released on cassette in 1988, and then on lp and cd one year later. So this the 26th or 25th anniversary of the album, depending on which date you prefer to celebrate. Back in the day, the Posies were seen as the new saviors and the new masters of power pop. Listening back to the album, it really illustrates the youthful exuberance that they bring to the material, and how they just decided to try anything that works, all in pursuit of the perfect song. It is interesting that the original album was put together as demos to try and land a record deal. The sonic brilliance that they brought to what they considered demos is astounding. Of course, soon after this release the band was signed to Geffen Records, and were then invited to join the reformed Big Star. It seems that the late 80's were a power pop high water mark, with the emergence of the Posies and Jellyfish. In fact, this record reminds me a lot of Jellyfish. Hopefully, Jellyfish will be treated to a reissue campaign too. This reissue is stunningly remastered and includes a live track and 7 demos from the album's gestation.
- Ted Talks




Ron, Ryan, Angie, Ethan, Evan, Clay, Luke & Jimi