Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Greetings From Grimey's!
I open this week's missive with some disappointing news: due to forces beyond our control, Emily Kinney's in-store this Saturday, July 26th has been canceled. I hope we can reschedule and you will be the first to know if we do.
I had a blast up in Louisville this past weekend at Forecastle. It really is one of the best and most comfortable festivals around and it's only 2 and a half hours from home. Highlights included a truly kick-ass reunion set by The Replacements (with Billie Joe Armstrong joining in on rhythm guitar for the whole set), another amazing reunion set by indie legends Slint, plus knock-out performances from Spoon, Jenny Lewis, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Beck, Sun Kil Moon, and Outkast. I wish I had more time to share the experience but if a picture is worth a thousand words, then these excellent photos from our pal Music City Mike can write a book: Day 1 at Forecastle, Day 2, Day 3.
and here's Slint's setlist, courtesy of my friends Terry & Rhonda, who were right at the front of the stage.
Lots of great records out today from Colony House, Black Angels, Raveonettes, White Fence, Yes, La Roux, Common and tons more. Drag City reissues Pavement's 2nd 7" (and first for that label) along with a few other goodies from their early years. The Beatles unique Japanese albums are reissued in the US on CD in a box. Kyuss' early albums see a long-overdue vinyl reissue and plenty more goodies detailed below.
Thanks for reading and for supporting your local record store. We're here for you.
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Upcoming In-Store Events
In-Stores are all free and all ages, always. Come rock with us.
EMILY KINNEY - Sorry but due to forces beyond our control Emily Kinney's in-store performance at Grimey's this Saturday, July 26, had to be canceled. We'll let you know if she can reschedule.
ALL THEM WITCHES - Saturday, August 2nd @ 5PM
All Them Witches is a Nashville-based psych-rock band who embrace elements of jammy desert rock and stoner blues. Their debut LP, Our Mother Electricity was released in early 2012, making them the first American band to release an album through Germany's Elektrohasch, heavy psych innovator Stefan Koglek's personal imprint. When their sophomore effort, Lightning At The Door, was informally released as a surprise to hungry fans in November of 2013, they quickly sold through their physical stock of discs, receiving more praise for their ability to balance dense, chugging tracks like "Swallowed by the Sea" with soulful, bluesy ones like "The Marriage of Coyote Woman." Now they're reissuing "Lightning At The Door" on vinyl and will celebrate with a live, in-store performance during beer:30 so come thirsty for some icy cold suds and with your mind ready for expansion.
All Them Witches on Facebook
ADAM FAUCETT - Wednesday, August 6th @ 6PM
Hailing from Little Rock, Arkansas, and possessing a voice that the Onion A.V. Club warns "knocks your brain into the back of your skull", Adam Faucett has drawn comparisons from Tim Buckley to Cat Power to Otis Redding. Called "one of the greatest, most thoughtful lyricists the state has to offer." (Arkansas Times) Faucett has again pushed the borders of his "part folk, part blues, part elemental rock stomp, part unidentifiable cosmic holler" (Arkansas Democrat Gazette) with the release "Blind Water Finds Blind Water", a record of his most arresting and beautiful songs to date. Critical praise for Adam Faucett has been near deafening but audiences react just as strongly as live dates with Jason Isbell, Lucero, Damien Jurado and Chuck Ragan have attested. Faucett will celebrate the release of "Blind Water Finds Blind Water" with an intimate live performance at Grimey's. Ok, here's one more quote: "...nothing can prepare you for the sound that comes out of his mouth when he sings-or bellows-his stellar songwriting. It is a soulful power beyond belief." Now come on down and see what all the fuss is about.
Adam Faucett website
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Stuff You Can Win!
Here's the latest enter-to-win goodies at the Grimey's. Just come down to the store and throw your name into the hat. You can't win if you don't enter.
• Bleachers - Enter to win a limited edition, test pressing of Bleachers' "Strange Desire".
• Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Enter to win a copy of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons' Classic Albums 18 CD boxset, Frankie Valli's Selected Solo Works 8 CD boxset and a copy of the Jersey Boys motion picture soundtrack.
• CSNY - Enter to win a copy of Crosby Stills Nash & Young's CSNY 1974 box set, which contains 3 CDs & 1 DVD documenting their historic stadium tour of 1974.
• Pink Floyd - Enter to win a copy of the 20th anniversary limited edition CD & LP boxset of Pink Floyd's final studio album, The Division Bell.
• Alvvays - Enter to win a signed copy of ALVVAYS self-titled debut LP, out now on Polyvinyl Records.
• Peter Matthew Bauer - Enter to win a copy of Liberation on LP by Peter Matthew Bauer, of The Walkmen.
• David Gray - Enter to win a limited edition test pressing of David Gray's Mutineers LP.
• Conor Oberst - Enter to win a signed copy of Conor Oberst's latest LP Upside Down Mountain.
• The Orwells - Enter to win a red Orwells "Disgraceland" jersey.
• Mastodon - Enter to Win a Mastodon prize pack w/ Large T-shirt & Patch. New album "Once More Round the Sun" out now!
• Ray Lamontagne - Enter to win a test pressing of the new Ray Lamontagne LP "Supernova" out now on RCA!
• Rich Robinson - Enter to win a prize pack from Rich Robinson including a Guitar Strap, Guitar Pick & Large T-Shirt
• Owls - Enter to Win a colored vinyl version of Owls new album "Two"
• Damien Jurado - Enter to win a signed vinyl test pressing of Damien Jurado's new album "Brothers & Sisters Of The Eternal Son"!
• Diarrhea Planet - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Diarrhea Planet on Friday, July 25th at Exit/In, a part of Red Bull Sound Select.
• Parker Millsap - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Parker Millsap on Friday, July 25th at The Station Inn.
• Jurassic 5 - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Jurassic 5 on Tuesday, July 29th at Marathon Music Works (18+)
• Sleeper Agent - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Sleeper Agent at Warped Tour on July 29th plus a signed copy of their LP About Last Night.
• Vans Warped Tour - Enter to win a pair of tickets to Vans Warped Tour, Tuesday, July 29th at Tennessee State Fairgrounds.
• Rodrigo y Gabriela - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Rodrigo y Gabriela on Friday, August 8th at the Ryman Auditorium.
• Cory Brannan - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Cory Brannan on Saturday, August 23rd at the High Watt as well as a Bloodshot Records 20th Anniversary Prize Pack.
This stuff is just plain FREE, with purchase naturally...
* Bleachers - Free poster w/ purchase of "Strange Desire" on vinyl or CD
* Reigning Sound - Free coaster & poster w/ purchase of "Shattered" on vinyl or CD
* Trampled by Turtles - Free koozie & poster w/ purchase of "Wild Animals" on vinyl or CD
* Woman's Hour - Free poster w/ purchase of "Conversations" on vinyl or CD
* Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Free double-sided poster w/ purchase of "CSNY 1974" on CD
* Old Crow Medicine Show - Free poster & button w/ purchase of "Remedy" on CD (vinyl 7/15)
* Pink Floyd - Free sticker w/ purchase of "The Division Bell" on vinyl or CD
* Nikki Lane - Free shirt & poster w/ purchase of "All or Nothin'" on vinyl or CD
* Deadmau5 - Free poster w/ purchase of "While (1<2)" on CD
* White Sea - Free signed CD booklet w/ purchase of "In Cold Blood" on CD
* Seether - Free bottle opener keychain & poster w/ purchase of "Isolate & Medicate" on vinyl or CD
* Mastodon - Free patch & bonus CD w/ purchase of "Once More Round the Sun" on CD or LP
* Sufjan Stevens - Free fortune cookie w/purchase of "Enjoy Your Rabbit" color 2xLP
* David Gray - Free art card pack w/ purchase of "Mutineers" on CD or LP
* Lower - Free 7" w/ the purchase of "Seek Warmer Climates" on vinyl or CD
* Greys - Free yo-yo with purchase of "If Anything" on CD or LP
* Led Zeppelin - Free coaster, litho, sticker or pin with purchase of any of the new Led Zeppelin reissues on vinyl or CD
* clipping. - Free 7" with the purchase of CLPPNG on vinyl.
* Umphrey's McGee - Free CD of bonus live and/or acoustic tracks w/ purchase of Similar Skin
* Chris Robinson - Free slipmat w/ purchase of "Phosphorescent Harvest on vinyl or CD
* Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Free lithograph w/ purchase of "Days of Abandon" on vinyl or CD
* Little Dragon - Free poster w/ purchase of "Nabuma Rubberband" on vinyl or CD
* London Grammar - Free bonus CD w/ purchase of "If You Wait" on vinyl or CD
* Courtney Barnett - Free art book w/ purchase of "Double EP: Sea of Split Peas" on vinyl or CD
* String Cheese Incident - Free poster w/ purchase of "Song in My Head" on vinyl or CD
* Saintseneca - Free 7" w/ purchase of "Dark Arc" on vinyl or CD
* Cloud Nothings - Free slipmat, button & poster w/ purchase "Here & Nowhere Else" on vinyl or CD
* Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Free 7" w/ "Give the People What They Want" on vinyl or CD
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Hitting The Racks
Here's your weekly rundown of the new releases hitting the racks at Grimey's.
The Black Angels - Clear Lake Forest CD/LP+MP3 (Blue Horizon)
The Black Angels are excited to reveal Clear Lake Forest, featuring seven entirely new tracks, hot on the heels of their acclaimed album Indigo Meadow released last year. Guitarist Christian Bland invites listeners to accompany the band on a sonic odyssey: "After roaming through the Indigo Meadow, the time has come to journey to the Clear Lake Forest, where seven tales of diamonds, executioners, and other strange occurrences await underneath the crystal waves lapping in the lake." Also available on clear vinyl which includes download.
Raveonettes - Pe'ahi CD/LP (The Raveonettes Ltd.)
Peahi (/pe'hi/ pay-ah-hee; is a place on the north shore of the island of Maui. It has lent its name to a big wave surfing break, also known as Jaws. During off-season the spot is taken over by meth fuelled crazies and people are advised to not venture out there. Immersed in the surf-history of Southern California, where both Sharin and Sune reside, the album incorporates various elements from this culture into every song both lyrically and musically.
White Fence - For The Reality Found Innocent CD/LP/Cassette (Drag City)
For The Recently Found Innocent is the fifth White Fence album, as well as their first to be recorded outside the bedroom (with live drumming), and was recorded by Ty Segall. White Fence conjure a fantasy about reality, of the world as it is and should always be; their songs are alterna-hits played out in green sun, in blue air, on repeat, relentless, righteous in the privacy of the front-parlor and yes, the bedroom.
Colony House - When I Was Younger CD (Descendant)
The threesome maintains a balance of craft and immediacy that reflects its affinity for the sound of such alt-rock outfits as Interpol and The Killers, while echoing the influence of such alternative icons as U2 and New Order. They've assimilated their multiple influences in a manner that's wholly distinctive, adding tight harmonies, strong instrumental chops and a keen melodic sensibility that's all their own. Vinyl version due August 5.
Anberlin - Lowborn CD (Tooth & Nail)
Anberlin's seventh and final album. Vinyl version due August 19.
Yes - Heaven & Earth CD (Frontiers)
Heaven & Earth is the first Yes album featuring new singer Jon Davison along with bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, and keyboardist Geoff Downes and follows on the heels of 2011's Fly From Here.
La Roux - Trouble In Paradise CD/LP (Interscope)
Sophomore album from the British electropop act.
Common - Nobody's Smiling CD (Def Jam)
Tenth album from the two-time Grammy Award-winning Chicago rapper. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three bonus tracks. Vinyl version due August 12.
Mike Doughty - Live At Ken's House CD (Snack Bar)
An album of 14 Soul Coughing songs, played live (some with a band, some acoustic)
Got A Girl - I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now CD/LP (Bulk Recordings)
In the grand tradition of great pop duos like Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, Captain and Tenille, Simon And Garfunkel, Hall And Oates, and Shields And Yarnell; Got A Girl is the blossoming collaboration between Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Smashed, The Spectacular Now) and superproducer Dan 'The Automator' Nakamura (Gorillaz, Deltron 3030).
Nico Vega - Lead To Light CD (Five Seven Music)
Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds has been singing Nico Vega's praises for years. "I like the band so much that I married the lead singer (Aja Volkman)," he told USA Today in 2012. For the new album, Volkman and her bandmates -- guitarist Rich Koehler, and drummer Dan Epand, along with Reynolds handling production -- smoothed the edges of their raw brand of indie rock with dance beats and big, booming pop sounds.
Bobby Patterson - I Got More Soul CD (Omnivore)
New album from the American musician/singer/songwriter and record producer. Bobby Patterson's life in music has had many facets. Whether as a DJ in Texas, a producer for artists like Fontella Bass and Little Johnny Taylor, a writer whose work has been covered by everyone from Albert King to The Fabulous Thunderbirds to Golden Smog, or as a recording artist, Bobby always brings the soul.
Dom Flemons - Prospect Hill CD/LP (Music Maker)
Dom Flemons is most recognized by music aficionados as a founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops, but this past December he celebrated his final days with the group as he began the road towards a solo career. Diving way back into yesteryear, Flemons set out to combine several styles including southern folk, spiritual, and front porch jug and strings while pulling them together to make one cohesive album.
Chris Smither - Still On The Levee 2xCD (Signature Sounds)
Double-CD set celebrating the 50th anniversary of Chris Smither's career. These are newly recorded versions of Smither's best material, recorded in his hometown of New Orleans with an all-star band and special guests including Allen Toussaint and Loudon Wainwright. Other guest appearances include Kris Delmhorst and members of renowned rock band Morphine.
Freeman - Freeman CD/LP (Partisan)
Freeman is Aaron Freeman's first album of original material since disbanding Ween and getting sober, but it's not a record mired in its maker's private struggles. It's a collection of gorgeous, subtly offbeat songs.
Rx Bandits - Gemini, Her Majesty CD/2x10" (Mash Down)
This is the 7th studio record from the Californian progressive rock band. Produced by Jason Cupp (The Mars Volta, Boy Sets Fire, The Ataris).
OBN III's - Live In San Francisco CD/LP (Castle Face)
"These dudes are animals, period. This live recording is mixed like a hot pan on the brain, and it captures the raw live energy of a great OBN III's show. Just about every night from note one, Orville [Bateman Neeley III] is in the crowd touching faces of fans and making OBN virgins uncomfortable. Let them touch your face (ewww)." - John Dwyer (Thee Oh Sees)
Alvvays - Alvvays CD/LP+MP3 (Polyvinyl)
Alvvays is two women, three men, a crate of C-86 tapes and a love of jingle-jangle. Both sun-splashed and twilit, their self-titled debut features nine songs concealing drunkenness, defeat and death in tungsten-tinted pop that glitters like sea glass. (Also available on electric-blue vinyl.)
La Hell Gang - Thru Me Again CD/LP (Mexican Summer)
Hailing from Santiago, which plays host to an ever-growing psychedelic scene (Holydrug Couple, Follakzoid, La Banda, etc), the La Hell Gang creates a remote and wild brand of rock & roll. The eight tracks across Thru Me Again weave seamlessly, channeling heat, light and endless desert dunes.
Field Mouse - Hold Still Life CD/LP (Topshelf)
A mix of dreamy reverb-tinged guitars and synthesizers, Field Mouse blends the hard edges of indie rock with the warmer stylings of dream pop and shoegaze. Their songs lure you in with saccharine melodies and soothing vocals, and turn on you without warning with biting lyrics and a thick layered wall of fuzz guitar.
Hook & Anchor - Hook & Anchor CD/LP (Jealous Butcher)
After a busy five years touring with Portland band Blind Pilot, Kati Claborn, sitting on a pile of tunes, enlisted Erik Clampitt to form Hook & Anchor. The band's debut is adventurous, yet accessible, stitched together by a reverence for traditional American music. The album exists somewhere at the confluence of country, folk, and rock, with every track pushing definitions across a new border.
Allison Weiss - Remember When CDEP/LP (No Sleep)
Remember When is an EP filled with songs of nostalgia, hindsight and the constant struggle of expectations versus reality. Weiss's signature power-pop is still at the forefront but there's a new, subdued and laid back coloring too much of these songs. Even a heartbreaking and touching rendition of Robyn's dance floor classic, "Call Your Girlfriend," also graces the EP. One can easily imagine Weiss finding inspiration for these songs on a crisp California night with a group of friends gathered around a bonfire.
Wakey!Wakey! - Salvation CD (MummaGrubbs)
Michael Grubbs performed in bar bands and musical theater productions before launching Wakey!Wakey!, a pop/rock group that put his piano background and vocal skills to good use. Grubbs' childhood had been filled with piano lessons - his mother, a longtime piano teacher, made sure her children practiced the instrument daily - and he built Wakey!Wakey!'s sound upon the influence of Billy Joel, Elton John, Gershwin, and other ivory-pounding songwriters. Vinyl due 7/29
Warren Cuccurullo/Ustad Sultan Khan - The Master CD (Six Degrees)
Khan's collaboration with former Duran Duran and Frank Zappa guitarist Warren Cuccurullo weren't exactly lost, just put on hold since the 1998 recording session in London. Recorded during a predominantly spontaneous weekend, The Master features Khan's inimitable sarangi playing and singing with a lushly textured ambient guitar soundtrack provided by Cuccurullo.
Drenge - Drenge CD/LP (Infectious Music)
Drenge (Danish for "boys") hail from Castleton, near Sheffield in the North of England. The Loveless brothers have an uncanny ability to tap into the insouciance, confusion and chaos of today's generation while at the same time translating it into a vicious serotonin rush. Even though the brothers are barely in their 20s, they have accumulated enough confidence, vim and vigor in their music to sweep any discerning listener off their feet.
PS I Love You - For Those Who Stay CD/LP (Paper Bag)
Third album from a Canadian duo that "shred[s] like Ratatat on a ZZ Top kick through a Wolf Parade stomper, or Broken Social Scene crashing a high school battle-of-the-bands." [Pitchfork] Previous albums Meet Me At The Muster Station  and Death Dreams  were long listed for the Polaris Music Prize.
Flintface - Hope CD (Tell The Rest)
The Philadelphia rocker's Flintface releases his new new album was produced by Ross Hogarth (Van Halen, Ziggy Marley). Said Joe Scorsone, aka Flintface, "This record is about having faith in where we are headed." His background can be traced to the streets of West Philadelphia, where, as the son of a minister, he was involved from a very young age in giving back to the local community. At the same time, sadly, he was a victim of abuse that set his formative years on a dark course of insecurity and depression.
Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again CD/LP+CD (Epitaph)
Think the speed and sense of melody of the Descendents, the artfully bittersweet lyricism of Jawbreaker and the undeniable heart-on-sleeve honesty of the first two Weezer albums.
The Amazing Snakeheads - Amphetamine Ballads CD/LP (Domino)
Amphetamine Ballads is the debut album from Glasgow's The Amazing Snakeheads. It is a monument to the redemptive powers of rock & roll -- full of rage, romance and dark humor - and is an uncompromising, astonishingly visceral debut album.
Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing CD/LP (Fearless)
One of Alternative Press' Most Anticipated Bands of 2014, Real Friends is an emo/pop punk band from Chicago.
5 Seconds Of Summer - 5 Seconds Of Summer CD (Capitol)
Debut full-length album from the Australian pop/punk quartet.
Four Year Strong - Go Down In History CDEP (Pure Noise)
New EP from the Warped Tour veterans. Fast, catchy, and just plain fun. Vinyl version due August 19.
Forevermore - Telos CD (Solid State)
Telos, meaning "an end or purpose" is a fresh breath in the metalcore genre the fans of August Burns Red, Every Time I Die, For Today and A Day To Remember will enjoy.
Martyrdöd - Elddop CD (Southern Lord)
"The last album from Sweden's Martyrdöd, 2012's Paranoia, was a fire-starting collision of crust punk and melodic death metal with some lead-guitar heroics that occasionally lifted the whole thing to Iron Maiden-levels of fist-pumping anthemry; it landed at #8 on our list of that year's best metal albums. Now, the band are set to release their fifth album, Elddop, and the new one doesn't merely improve on the band's already incredible body of work; it distills Martyrdöd's sound to its most exciting elements, leaving everything but the highlights on the cutting-room floor." - Stereogum
Compilations, Best Of's & Sundry Collections...
The Beatles - The Japan Box 5xCD (Capitol)
Following the release of The US Albums, The Japan Box commemorates the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles debut in Japan. Using the 2009 remasters, The Japan Box contains the first five original Japanese LP titles, reproduced as CDs.
ZZ Top - Baddest CD (Rhino)
ZZ Top - Very Baddest 2xCD (Rhino)
ZZ Top underscore their bad and nationwide bonafides with two new hits collections packed with many of the biggest songs that have made ''that little ol' band from Texas'' among rock's most legendary groups.
Anti-Flag - Document Of Dissent (1993-2003) CD/2xLP (Fat Wreck Chords)
After more than 20 years writing smash hits about smashing the state, Anti-Flag have compiled a comprehensive best of album. Aptly titled A Document Of Dissent, this collection houses two decades of material that thoroughly represents Anti-Flag's strong blend of music and message.
Gentle Giant - The Power & The Glory (Mixed By Steven Wilson) CD/CD+DVD/CD+Blu-ray/LP (Alucard)
Digitally remixed, remastered and expanded edition of this 1974 album from the prog rock band. Steven has remixed this album keeping the essence of the original mixes but adding specific touches that he believed were important to garner an even better audiophile listening experience. Available in Regular single-disc and Expanded editions. Expanded adds either 5.1 Blu-ray or DVD audio.
Pavement - Demolition Plot J-7 [Reissue/1990] Drag City)
Reissue of Pavement's 2nd EP and first record that wasn't self-released. The first of three Pavement singles to be issued by Drag City.
Royal Trux - Hero Zero b/w Love Is... [Reissue/1989] (Drag City)
Reissue of Drag City's very first release. Reviled in its day for its use of Moog synthesizer, but 25 years later, Royal Trux's catalog contains many perennial favorites and Neil and Jennifer are still going strong.
Various Artists - I Hear The Devil Calling Me [Reissue/1991] 7" (Drag City)
Reissue of Drag City's eighth release which features twelve one-minute-or-less songs by twelve New Zealand artists including: Alastair Galbraith, The Dead C, Dadamah, and more.
Matthew Young - Recurring Dreams [Reissue/1981] LP (Drag City)
At the apex of the Eno/Berlin schools' influence over a myriad of American followers, Matthew Young created eight EMS/Rhodes pieces solo, subtly weaving in variable-speed Revox manipulation of traditional rock instrumentation with the lightest of touches. Fans of Erik Satie, JD Emmanuel, private-issue new age or the more placid side of minimal synth should take note of this one.
Xymox - Subsequent Pleasures [Reissue/1984] LP (Dark Entries)
First layering the drone-like tones of monophonic synthesizers over tape loops and rhythm tracks, Xymox recorded guitar and bass without the use of computers. The five-song Subsequent Pleasures EP was released in 1984 and limited to 500 vinyl copies, serving as a precursor to the dark wave sounds they would champion on their self-titled debut on 4AD the following year.
Kyuss - Wretch [Reissue/1991] 2xLP (Elektra)
Kyuss - Blues For Red Sun [Reissue/1992] LP (Elektra)
Kyuss - Welcome To Sky Valley [Reissue/1994] LP (Elektra)
Kyuss - And The Circus Leaves Town... [Reissue/1995] LP (Elektra)
Stoner rock band formed in 1988 as Katzenjammer. They changed their name to Sons Of Kyuss in 1989 and released a self-titled EP in the following year. In 1991 the band shortened its name to Kyuss. They released four full-length albums, most of which have been out-of-print for some time and fetch serious coin on the collector's market.
Duran Duran - Rio [Reissue/1982] 2xLP (Rhino)
Rio is the second studio album by the British rock band Duran Duran, originally released worldwide on May 10, 1982. The album was re-released in the United States in November 1982. It is arguably the best album of their career and features the hits "Rio," "Hungry Like The Wolf," "New Religion," and "Save A Prayer." This double-LP edition features the 2009 remastered versions, and contains the US mixes of four tracks along with "My Own Way (Carnival Remix)."
50 Cent - Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire To Win 2xLP (G-Unit)
Recently released on CD - now available on vinyl. Fifth album from the rapper features guest appearances from Yo Gotti, Trey Songz, Kidd Kidd, Jadakiss, Mr. Probz, Guordan Banks, Prodigy, Schoolboy Q and Styles P.
Neil Hamburger - The First Dismay LP (Drag City)
Specially chosen stand-up comedy recordings from Neil's recent appearances at coveted nightclubs in London, Savannah, and L.A. are interspersed with musical cries for help, as Neil emotes with the purely professional panache of the "Too Good For Neil Hamburger Band" in support.
Melchior und das Menace - Hunger LP (Castle Face)
Recently released on CD - now available on vinyl. What we have here is a fabulous collection of classic Melchior und das Menace. We asked, he let us dig through the archive, and lo and behold: Hunger, a grip of unreleased Melchior gold. It will take less than ten seconds for the high to kick in after the rush of greasy guitars consume you at the get-go of "A Wizard Doesn't Need A Computer." And yes, he's taking the piss.
Nawa - Ancient Sufi Invocations & Forgotten Songs from Aleppo LP (Electric Cowbell)
Recently released on CD - now available on vinyl. A collection of ultra rare Sufi recordings captured in Syria months before civil war erupted. Beautiful, sacred chanting and haunting melodies recorded in the courtyard of a 500-year-old house in one of the world's oldest cities. An ominous statement from one of the worlds most sacred and ancient vocal traditions. HQ-180gm gram vinyl with bonus material and metallic gatefold jacket.
Running - Frizzled 7" (God? Records)
Equal parts shamble-dance and noise-pop, Running drive relentlessly while shouting their hilarious lyrics with vigor from the bottom of a well of cheap reverb.
Severed Heads - Dead Eyes Opened [Reissue/1983] LP (Dark Entries)
Severed Heads are one of the longest standing bands to have emerged from the Australian post-punk and experimental scene. They began in Sydney in 1979, and were an early outfit to incorporate elements of industrial noise-generation, tape-cutting and looping, and electronic sound synthesis. As the project developed, song-structures and vocals were employed in a more-or-less recognizable mutant electro pop style.
Executive Slacks - Executive Slacks [Reissue/1983] LP (Dark Entries)
Executive Slacks was spawned in the humidity of post-industrial Philadelphia by restless art students Matt Marello, John Young and Albert Ganss. Starting with performance art in subways, they soon took their angst-ridden act to galleries and night clubs. The Slacks drew their influences from contemporaries like Cabaret Voltaire and Tuxedomoon, but also from extremes like disco and dadaism.
Mamaleek - He Never Spoke A Mumblin' Word LP (The Flenser)
He Never Spoke A Mumblin' Word is the fourth full-length from electronic black metal band Mamaleek. "The duo-a pair of brothers who prefer to keep their identities a secret-mix Middle Eastern song structures and samples, atonal experimental and avant-garde accents, guttural black metal howls, accessible electronic breakbeats, sludgy doom metal guitar-work, nimble piano interludes, and plenty of pop panache to create an unrelenting, moving sound." - Forbes
Mutilation Rites - Harbinger LP (Prosthetic)
Mutilation Rites is a filthy black metal band out of Brooklyn that incorporates elements of doom, blackened thrash, and crust with influences including, but not limited to, Darkthrone, Discharge and Dissection.
Bonnie Billy & The Picket Line - Funtown Comedown (Sea Note)
Live recording of Bonnie and the bluegrass band, The Picket Line. The songs they play are music for an afternoon, an evening, and a night. Includes songs by the great Merle Haggard, Ralph Stanley and Palace Brothers.
DVD & Bluray...
Ministry - Last Tangle In Paris: Live 2012 DeFiBrilLaTouR Blu-ray+2xCD (UDR)
Ministry's Last Tangle In Paris documents a time capsule in music history that will never be repeated. In addition to live Ministry performances, it also embodies rare backstage footage and one-on-one interviews. Ministry founder and frontman, Al Jourgensen has no intention to tour Ministry ever again, and thus this documentary is most certainly Jourgensen's last tangle in Paris. 90 minutes.
ZZ Top - Live At Montreux 2013 DVD/Blu-ray (Eagle Vision)
ZZ Top has made a number of visits to Montreux over the years, and this concert from the 2013 Festival is undoubtedly one of their finest live performances. The set list blends tracks from early seventies albums such as Tres Hombre and Fandango through their eighties blockbuster period with Eliminator and Afterburner and up to their most recent release and return to their blues roots with La Futura. 93 minutes.
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10% DISCOUNT on Preloved Merchandise EVERY Monday!
To paraphrase Booker T. & The MG's, Times Is Tight. We know. We're feeling it too. So to help you out and, hopefully, to help us out, we'd like to try a new concept - the weekly discount. We're going to start by offering a 10% discount on ALL PRELOVED MERCHANDISE (i.e. used stuff) every Monday from open to close. Come in on Mondays and everything in the store that's preloved (ahem, used) will be 10% OFF, every Monday (excluding dollar LPs and CDs under $5). If this works, we may apply the concept to other items on other days.
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The Indie Underground Hour on WRLT w/ Doyle from Grimey's New & Preloved Music
Mondays from 9-10pm CST on WRLT/Lightning 100, Nashville's Independent Radio, www.lightning100.com
Indie Underground Hour 7-21-14
Didn't make it back to Nashville in time to get my radio show in the can so big thanks to Justin Hammel for covering for me again. Here's what he played
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Tickets, We Have Advance Tickets!
Grimey's offers advance tickets to shows. Ticket sales are CASH ONLY. Check the tickets list now online at the Grimey's website.
What's Happening This Week at The BASEMENT?
Check this week's schedule at the Basement's website.
MUSIC ON THE TV
What's rockin' on the toob this week? Listings marked with an asterisk (*) are re-runs.
Tuesday July 22
The Hold Steady @ Conan, TBS
Ok Go @ Kimmel, ABC
Eli Young Band @ Letterman, CBS
Chronixx @ Fallon, NBC
Switchfoot @ Ferguson, CBS
Midlake & OFF! @ Daly, NBC*
Wednesday July 23
Weezer @ Fallon, NBC
Boy & Bear @ Conan, TBS
Common @ Kimmel, ABC
Sarah Jarosz & The Milk Carton Kids @ Austin City Limits, WNPT Channel 8
Brody Dalle @ Letterman, CBS
G-Eazy @ Meyers, NBC
LP @ Daly, NBC*
Thursday July 24
Tweedy @ Fallon, NBC
Sharon Van Etten @ Letterman, CBS
Tori Amos @ Conan, TBS
5 Seconds Of Summer @ Kimmel, ABC
Gloria Estefan @ Ferguson, CBS
Cerebral Ballzy @ Daly, NBC*
Friday July 25
Kiesza @ Letterman, CBS*
Neon Trees @ Meyers, NBC*
Kaiser Chiefs @ Daly, NBC*
Saturday July 26
Coldplay @ SNL, NBC*
Monday July 28
Jenny Lewis @ Fallon, NBC
Conor Oberst @ Letterman, CBS
Christina Perri @ Meyers, NBC
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Grimey's Incredibly Fantastic Trade-in of Unwanted Presents*
In case you didn't know, we do this goofy thing where we will trade you a happy Grimey's Gift Certificate for one of the crappy ones you got for whatever occasion from some unknowing, but well-meaning, relative or friend. We actually do this gift card exchange thing all through the year because we don't stop caring about you once December ends, but I only bring it up now because it's, you know, that time of year when people are in a gift-giving frenzy but are short on time/energy/ideas, etc. While Grimey's can't do anything about that sweater with reindeers on it or that smelly candle in the shape of an evergreen or those tins of stale nougat, we can help with those unwanted corporate gift cards*.
If you've received some corporate gift cards* that you don't want, stop by the store and we'll take them and turn them into something you can use -- a GRIMEY'S GIFT CERTIFICATE. (One of our awesome gift certs will be issued for an amount equal to the current value of the competitor's gift card upon verification.) Just bring your unwanted gift card to the front counter before you start shopping, and we'll have a Grimey's gift cert (or store credit) waiting for you when you're ready to check out.
* Yes, of course, there's a catch or three. (1a) The gift card must be from a chain competitor (i.e. Best Buy, Walmart, Target) -- we don't trade on other indie stores' gift cards because we encourage you to support them too. (1b) Sorry, but we cannot accept gift cards from any retailer that has announced going out of business. That would be F.Y.E. this year. Also, the chain competitor must at least sell recorded music in physical formats. So we won't except iTunes gift cards(seriously?). (2) The gift card's value must be verifiable via phone or the internet. That means that we can only accept a competitor's gift card if it has an 800-number or website where the value of the card can be confirmed -- see the back of your card if you're not sure. (3) The competitor's gift card must not expire for at least 6 months from the date of exchange. That's it.