Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Greetings From Grimey's!
There are tons of great releases out this week and we add Emily Kinney, an actress on the hit show Walking Dead but also a fine singer-songwriter, to the in-store calendar. Don't miss MODOC at Grimey's this Saturday, or Colony House next Tuesday. All the news that fits about these events, the new hotness hitting the racks, what's happening at The Basement and more awaits below for those who scroll.
Oh yeah, I'll be taking in the Forecastle Festival on the waterfront in Louisville this weekend. If you're there look for me and say "hey!"
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Upcoming In-Store Events
In-Stores are all free and all ages, always. Come rock with us.
MODOC - Saturday, July 19th @ 5PM
Rock music may not hold the cultural sway it did in the days of Zeppelin or Hendrix, but don't tell that to MODOC. Or tell them, sure, but prepare yourself for the clear-eyed defense of the genre coming your way. Like the Nashville trio's contemporaries in Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Queens of the Stone Age and Band of Skulls, MODOC are weathering this cultural lull just fine, carrying the torch for the sort of gritty, swaggering rock music that topped the Billboard charts long before bedazzled pop tarts ever had a say. MODOC's self-titled debut album is packed with explosive riffs and anguished tales and many have started to take notice, from Austin City Limits, Summerfest and our own Nashville Scene: "Gritty, swaggering effort. One of Music City's newest, most promising rock n' roll entities." Join us for another Beer:30 rock sesh in the record store!
COLONY HOUSE - Tuesday, July 22nd @ 6PM
Colony House is a three-piece rock band from Franklin, TN. Previously a solo effort by singer and guitarist Caleb Chapman, the singular CALEB has become a collective between Caleb, drummer (and Caleb's brother) Will Chapman and guitarist Scott Mills. Colony House claims influences from the Chapman brothers' father Steven Curtis Chapman, to contemporary rockers Kings Of Leon and Coldplay and the classic songwriting styles of Johnny Cash and Tom Waits. They will release their first full-length album "When I Was Younger" via Descendant Records and will celebrate their album release with an in-store performance at Grimey's.
Colony House website
EMILY KINNEY - Saturday, July 26th @ 5PM
Emily Kinney is an American actress and recording artist. She is best known for her role as Beth Greene in the AMC television series The Walking Dead, although she has also appeared in the Law & Order franchise, The Good Wife and several other programs. She contributed to The Walking Dead: AMC Original Soundtrack, in which she collaborated with Lauren Cohan on the single, "The Parting Glass", and she released her first EP of original music, "The Blue Toothbrush", in 2011. "Expired Love" is Emily Kinney's second EP. Like "Blue Toothbrush", it explores themes of love and lost relationships through quirky, relatable songwriting, but it presents a more polished and mature sound. With the release of "Expired Love", Kinney fully realizes her musical identity and firmly establishes herself in the indie-pop world. Join us for an intimate performance by Emily Kinney at Grimey's during beer:30!
Emily Kinney 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.
• 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.
• 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"!
• Steep Canyon Rangers & Jim Lauderdale - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Steep Canyon Rangers and Jim Lauderdale at The Ryman on July 10th!
• The Neighbourhood - Enter to Win a pair of tickets to see The Neighbourhood w/ Travi$ Scott & White Arrows at Marathon Music Works on July 14th
• Marissa Nadler - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Marissa Nadler with Stone Jack Jones on Wednesday, July 16th at the Stone Fox (18+) as well as a copy of Nadler's newest LP "July" out now on Sacred Bones.
• 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+)
• 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 Still 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.
Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business CD/2xLP (Harvest)
World Peace Is None Of Your Business explores the tragedy of human apathy in our turbulent, modern era, and maintains Morrissey's signature humor, drama, and emotional longing.
Reigning Sound - Shattered CD/LP+MP3 (Merge)
Reigning Sound's new album was recorded at Daptone's Brooklyn studio (where drummer Mikey works in the office) and masterfully engineered by Wayne Douglas. The recordings are warm and punchy, a mixed bag of rockers, ballads, and something in between.
"Cowboy" Jack Clement - For Once & For All CD (I.R.S. Nashville)
For Once & For All is the final record from the late Cowboy Jack Clement, recent inductee to the Country Music Hall Of Fame. He was a singer/songwriter and producer who worked with a myriad of artists including Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Tome Jones, AJ Croce, U2, Hank Snow and many others.
John Hiatt - Terms Of My Surrender CD/LP (New West)
Hiatt, a master lyricist and satirical storyteller, weaves hidden plot twists into fictional tales ranging in topics including redemption, relationships, growing older and surrendering, on his terms. Terms Of My Surrender is musically rooted in acoustic blues, accentuated by Hiatt's soulful, gritty voice, which mirrors the gravity of his reflective lyrics.
Trampled By Turtles - Wild Animals CD/LP (Banjodad)
On Wild Animals, Trampled by Turtles seventh studio album, themes of impermanence run deep, both lyrically and sonically. The quintet s hybrid folk sound continues its evolution pushing the band further into the grey area between genres that defy pigeonholing.
Puss N Boots - No Fools, No Fun CD (Blue Note)
Puss N Boots is a trio of like-minded gals that finds Norah Jones combining forces with pals Sasha Dobson (a fixture on the NYC singer songwriter scene and a frequent Norah Jones cohort) and Catherine Popper (a noted bass player who's played with Ryan Adams, Jack White and Grace Potter).
Jason Mraz - Yes! CD (Atlantic)
The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter who brought you hits like "I'm Yours" and "I Won't Give Up" is back with his first album since his 2012's Love Is A Four Letter Word. For Yes! Mraz collaborated with Los Angeles-based folk-rock group Raining Jane.
Bleachers - Strange Desire CD/LP (RCA)
Strange Desire is the debut album from this new project from fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff. "I was very conscious about making an album that didn't sound like eleven singles," Antonoff told Billboard in March, after Bleachers had played its first few live shows. The album was written and produced by Antonoff, with co-producer John Hill and Vince Clarke helping with the project. "I Wanna Get Better," the lead single from the album, was released in February and has received a music video directed by Antonoff's girlfriend, Lena Dunham.
Luluc - Passerby CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Passerby is the second album by Australian/Brooklyn band Luluc; it is their first international release and their Sub Pop debut. Co-produced by the band and The National's Aaron Dessner, the album shows off all of Luluc's best qualities, retaining the gentle beauty of the duo's debut while adding textures built with a cadre of impressive players. Band influences like Simon and Garfunkel and Gillian Welch (and, of course, Nick Drake) can be felt throughout Passerby, while the poignant restraint aligns them well with label mates Low.
Landlady - Upright Behavior CD/LP (Hometapes)
"It's about an alien cutting up Earth with a giant pair of scissors and putting it back together." Landlady's Adam Schatz introduced "The Globe" in Austin last March, his hands quickly and comically snipping at the air with invisible Texas-sized clippers. It was just halfway through the band's final SXSW performance at Hometapes' Friend Island and a spellbound and smiling crowd surrounded the stage. As the song kicked in, sounding like "the Band if they had Dirty Projectors' skewed sense of song structure" (Pitchfork), one thing was refreshingly and crystal clear: big scissors or not, there was no wall between the audience and Landlady left to cut.
Anna Calvi - Strange Weather CDEP/LP (Domino)
Anna Calvi presents a five-track EP of covers of tracks by FKA Twigs, Connan Mockasin, Suicide, David Bowie as well as a collaboration with David Byrne on the title track, a cover of Keren Ann's "Strange Weather." Hercules & Love Affair - Feast Of The Broken Heart CD (Big Beat) Hercules & Love Affair's third album sees visionary founder Andy Butler and his ever-evolving musical collective pushing the boundaries of house music, disco, and pop to create a collection of stunningly original new dancefloor anthems.
Woman's Hour - Conversations CD/LP (Secretly Canadian)
Woman's Hour is not your average band. The first clue comes in the name of the London-based four-piece, taken from a beloved female-focused news and culture show on BBC Radio 4. The second is in their graphic, striking monochrome visuals, meticulously curated in collaboration with TATE and MOMA certified fine artists Oliver Chanarin and Adam Broomberg. These play with shape and texture, much like their powerful, iridescent music. On their excellent debut album Conversations, this has the intricate construction and intimacy of The xx and the iridescent shimmer of summer-defining indie pop.
Anand Wilder And Maxwell Kardon - Break Line The Musical CD/LP (Secretly Canadian)
On a front porch in Philadelphia in early 2004, Anand Wilder and Maxwell Kardon sat with a guitar and a banjo and busily fingerpicked to keep their hands from freezing. After a few false starts they settled on a dirge in d-minor and began improvising lyrics about a labor conflict in a Western Pennsylvania coal town that their fathers had learned about from an old folk song taught in Quaker schools in the '50s.
Pennywise - Yesterdays CD/LP (Epitaph)
In November 2012 SoCal's raucous punk heroes Pennywise announced the return of original vocalist, Jim Lindberg. Coming off a sold-out 25th anniversary tour featuring the classic lineup of Randy, Byron, Fletcher and Jim, the same lineup hit the studio to record Yesterdays, as both a tribute and fierce rebranding of their punk rock legacy.
Rise Against - The Black Market CD/LP (Interscope)
Seventh album from the punk band, featuring the single "I Don't Want To Be Here Anymore."
United Nations - The Next Four Years CD (Temporary Residence)
Originally conceived as a frenetic side-project founded by members of Thursday, Glassjaw and Converge, United Nations membership and ideology have evolved into a full-time flagship for incendiary chaos. Their line-up overhauled to include members of acclaimed screamo group Pianos Become The Teeth, United Nations have become a perpetual lightning rod for controversy, confusion, and contempt.
Suicide Silence - You Can't Stop Me CD/CD+DVD/LP (Nuclear Blast)
Like the once unthinkable creative and commercial reemergence of Alice In Chains or the classic, legendary and timeless touchstone that is AC/DC's Back In Black, Suicide Silence's fourth album features a new frontman since the 2012 death of Mitch Lucker. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a bonus DVD.
Big Wreck - Ghosts CD (Zoe)
"Big Wreck has often flirted with progressive rock, particularly on their earlier material, and even on Ghosts, while the band might at first glance come off as a somewhat generic modern rock band, close listening reveals some impressively intricate layering and a diverse palette of sounds that is subtle and deceptively simple-sounding." - Sputnik Music
Fink - Hard Believer CD/2xLP (Ninja Tune)
Recorded in seventeen days at Hollywood's legendary Sound Factory studios with producer Billy Bush (Garbage, Beck, Foster The People), Hard Believer is shot through with rawness and controlled aggression; an album replete with calm beginnings seguing into powerfully hypnotic loops and climactic finales. It is a masterful collection of songs from an artist at the peak of his creative powers.
Jungle - Jungle CD (XL)
Based around a core musical duo known simply as 'J' and 'T' who expand to a thrilling seven piece live band, Jungle make mesmeric, modern soul with true global appeal. Combining what The Guardian notes as "tribal in terms of rhythm but postpunk in sensibility" and Brooklyn Vegan proclaims has "a real vintage-ness here, recalling the period of funk and soul just as those genres started transitioning into disco," Jungle has quickly perked the curiosity of media across the globe. Vinyl version due July 29.
The Acid - Liminal CD/LP (Mute)
"Prepare to fall into a dark, electronic summer haze: the debut album from transatlantic three-piece The Acid is here, and it's every bit the broody, boundary-crushing gem their early tracks suggested it would be. Colliding lo-fi indie with booming post-Burial bass music influences, the trio - cult Aussie songwriter Ry X, Brighton-based Grammy nominee Adam Freeland and L.A.-born Drake collaborator Steve Nalepa - first grabbed our attention last year with 'The Creeper,' a three minute slow-burn of scuttling Portishead-style beats and breathy Thom Yorke vocals." - NME
Plastikman - EX (Performed Live At The Guggenheim NYC) CD/LP (Mute)
EX is the first album from Richie Hawtin's Plastikman in nine years. Hawtin was an influential part of Detroit's techno wave in the early 1990s and continues to be a leading pioneer of minimal techno. He is well known and regarded for his work under the alias, Plastikman under which he released a series of minimalist records during the 1990s and early 2000s that put him on the map as a leading electronic artist. This very special album was recorded live at the Guggenheim and consists of seven tracks.
Volumes - No Sleep CD (Mediaskare)
Volumes are a collection of five young musicians coming from a wide array of musical backgrounds, ranging from jazz, classical, post-rock to rap and of course metal. The combination of their efforts results in fusions between intricate patterns, melodies, and progressive, yet-not-to-be-overlooked-aggressive, straight to the point, metal.
Henry Butler/Steven Bernstein And The Hot 9 - Viper's Drag CD/2xLP (Impulse!/Blue Note)
Viper's Drag is the happy collision of two perfectly matched musical sensibilities-that of the New Orleans singer/pianist Henry Butler and trumpeter/arranger Steven Bernstein -- two students of early jazz with decidedly modern voices.
Marsha Ambrosius - Friends & Lovers CD (RCA)
The British R&B singer/songwriter's sophomore album features production from Marsha, Pop & Oak, Da Internz, Eric Hudson, The Justice League and more.
Slow Club - Complete Surrender CD/LP (Wichita)
An exquisite collection of soulful, sophisticated pop songs with influences ranging from Frankie Valli and Marvin Gaye to Katy Perry and Taylor Swift.
Loverboy - Unfinished Business CD (Loverboy)
Loverboy's new release Unfinished Business contains new songs in search of a feel, old songs needing new lyrics, seven minute songs yearning to be four, drum machine songs waiting for a real drummer, and everything crying out for hooks, hooks and more hooks.
Weird Al Yankovic - Mandatory Fun CD (RCA)
14th studio album from the Grammy-winning pop parodist. Vinyl version due August 5.
Compilations, Best Of's & Sundry Collections...
Various Artists - Country Funk II 1967-1974 CD/2xLP (Light In The Attic)
Here's Volume II of Light In The Attic's highly regarded Country Funk collection. All tracks are newly remastered, featuring cuts by Bob Darin, Thomas Jefferson Kaye, Willie Nelson and more. Released both on CD and as a double-LP package housed in a deluxe Stoughton 'Tip-On' jacket. This reissue package includes a comic with story by Jessica Hundley along with Jess Rotter's illustrations.
Various Artists - Eccentric Soul: The Way Out Label 3xCD/3xLP (Numero)
Fueled by the financial drippings of number runners and boosted by Hall-Of-Fame running back Jim Brown, Cleveland, OH's Way Out Records offered asylum for a rising crop of rogue soul men, rust-belt vocal ensembles, and trial-by-fire producers. Helmed by a friendly consortium of hustlers, police officers, and gridiron giants, pet project beget obsession as Motown arrangers, gospel choirs, and the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra were all beckoned to the wrong side of the tracks to mint masterpieces for the Sensations, Volcanic Eruption, the Exceptional Three, and Bobby Wade.
Various Artists - Studio One Dancehall - Sir Coxsone In The Dance: The Foundation Sound CD (Soul Jazz)
Featured here is a new collection spanning Studio One's dancehall period - singers and deejays on classic Studio One rhythms, studio and electronic wizardry from the Brentford Road headquarters, lots of rare 12" singles, all effortlessly brought together to nice up the dance. Vinyl version due July 29.
Reissues & From The Archives...
Jerry Garcia Band - GarciaLive Volume Four: March 22nd, 1978 Veteran's Hall 2xCD (ATO)
The fourth installment of the recently launched archival series presents the Jerry Garcia Band's performance from March 22, 1978 at Veteran's Hall in Sebastopol, CA. This incarnation of the Jerry Garcia Band features Garcia and longtime collaborator John Kahn plus drummer Buzz Buchanan and Grateful Dead bandmates Keith and Donna Jean Godchaux. Grammy award winning vocalist Maria Muldaur ("Midnight At The Oasis") rounds out the line-up. Over two hours of previously unreleased music mastered from original soundboard recordings.
The 13th Floor Elevators - Live Elevation Lost 2xCD/3xLP (Charly)
Live Elevation Lost: The 13th Floor Elevators Live At The Houston Music Theatre is the first ever release of the complete performance of the band's legendary show from February 18, 1967.
Half Japanese - Volume One: 1981-1985 3xCD (Fire)
Fire Records continues their Half Japanese reissue campaign by bringing you the next three albums in the set, collected as Half Japanese: 1981-1985. Half Japanese were formed in 1974 by brothers Jad and David Fair. Despite being lifelong music obsessives, their approach to the craft of writing and the art of performing was utterly unique. Heavily inspired by Jackson Pollock, Half Japanese were always more of an art project than a musical journey. More important than technical ability, was enthusiasm and a thirst for creation. They eschewed traditional ways of playing to explore different tunings, allowing them to coax new sounds from their instruments.
Soundtrack - Monty Python Sings (Again) [Reissue/1989] CD/2xCD (Virgin)
Digitally remastered and expanded 25th Anniversary Edition of this collection of songs by the British comedy troupe. Alongside classic tracks like "The Lumberjack Song" and "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, this expanded edition features seven bonus tracks including four new recordings and three previously unreleased tracks. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe includes bonus CD containing 1970 album Monty Python's Flying Circus, which consists of sketches from their TV show.
Fela Kuti - Expensive Shit LP (Knitting Factory)
Fela Kuti - He Miss Road LP (Knitting Factory)
Fela Kuti - Live With Ginger Baker LP (Knitting Factory)
Three of Fela's greatest Afro-beat masterpieces reissued individually on vinyl and about damn time!
The Clean - Anthology  4xLP+MP3 (Merge)
First time on vinyl. Anthology serves as a celebration of The Clean, a band whose influence extends so far beyond their New Zealand home that even if you have never heard of The Clean before, you have surely heard of some of the bands (Pavement, Yo La Tengo, and Superchunk, to name a few) who have been influenced by their unique blend of homemade garage rock, hook-filled melodies, and psychedelic experimentalism.
Circulatory System - Mosaics Within Mosaics LP (Secretly Canadian)
Recently released on CD - now available on vinyl. Culled together in the style in which Will Cullen Hart (Olivia Tremor Control) has always worked, using recordings from his copious back catalog of home recordings spanning from 12 years ago to now. Masterfully assembled by Derek Almstead (Faster Circuits) with overdubs by John Fernandes (OTC), Heather McIntosh (The Instruments), AJ Griffin (Laminated Cat), Peter Erchick (OTC), Jeff Mangum and Jeremy Barnes (Neutral Milk Hotel).
Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll [Reissue/1988] LP+MP3 (4AD)
Long out-of-print, Cocteau Twins' fifth album is available once again - this time cut from the High Definition masters and pressed on HQ-180gm vinyl. Heaven Or Las Vegas due on 7/29.
My Brightest Diamond - None More Than You 12" (Asthmatic Kitty)
Five new tracks on semi-transparent lavender vinyl. Features saxophonist Colin Stetson and a remix by Lorde collaborator Son Lux.
Ed Sheeran - X 2xLP (Atlantic)
Recently released on CD - now available on vinyl. X finds Sheeran collaborating with a stellar list of producers, including multiple Grammy-winners Rick Rubin and Jeff Bhasker, multiple Grammy-nominee Benny Blanco, Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid, and BRIT-Award nominee and collaborator Jake Gosling.
Beyoncé - Beyoncé 2xLP+DVD (Sony)
Double vinyl LP pressing including bonus DVD. 2013 album from the R&B superstar. The album features 14 songs spread over two slabs of wax plus a DVD that contains 17 provocative promo videos.
Braid - No Coast LP (Top Shelf)
Released last week on CD - now available on vinyl. Braid's first full-length in 16 years is an immediate, energetic album that completely eschews the traditional "reunion record" expectation of older people making slower, softer music. A large part of that can be attributed to the group's rhythm section, Todd Bell (bass) and Damon Atkinson (drums), who have played in lockstep with one another for more than 15 years and whose musical chemistry is undeniable.
Widespread Panic - Space Wrangler 2xLP (Widespread Panic)
Space Wrangler is the first studio album by the Athens, GA band. It was first released by a small Atlanta label, Landslide Records, on February 4, 1988 and subsequently reissued by Capricorn Records/Warner Bros. Records and Zomba Music Group. While the CD has been released several times, the album was only released initially on vinyl and in an extremely limited quantity (1000 units). The vinyl is fetching upwards of $200 these days. Now you can own a deluxe 2LP reissue, including the CD-era bonus tracks, on vinyl at a non-collectible price!
Bonnie Raitt - Nick Of Time [Reissue/1989] LP (Capitol)
The Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer's tenth album still stands as her signature work and as a turning point in her legendary career. HQ-180gm.
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy LP+MP3+CD (Yep Roc)
Recently released on CD - now available on vinyl. The Alvin brothers, who founded seminal early L.A. punk roots band The Blasters in 1979, have shared a fascination with Broonzy since childhood. After an illness nearly took Phil's life in 2012, they resolved to return to the studio and pay tribute to the blues legend. Common Ground includes 12 songs that capture a 30-year cross section of Broonzy's canon, performed by the Alvins' in their signature style of rollicking roots and stomping country blues.
Nikki Sudden And The Jacobites - Texas [Reissue/1986] LP (Numero)
Sudden's 1986 solo debut for Creation blasted through the saccharin for a damaged and masterful invocation at the imperfect alters of Chilton and Bolan, sonic influences the Brit bore proudly on his velvet sleeve throughout the course of his polarizing prolificacy.
Seven Skeletons Found In The Yard LP (Mississippi)
Great compilation of Calypso classics from Trinidad recorded between 1928 and 1947 by well-known masters of the form such as the Growler, The Lion, Lord Executor and Lionel Belasco, as well as by some lesser known but great artists. Heavy topical songs, minor chord meditations on death, beautiful instrumentals and more.
Washington Phillips - What Are They Doing In Heaven Today? LP (Mississippi Records)
Compilation of 78's by Washington Phillips, in print again for the first time in over 7 years!Washington Phillips is one of the most unique gospel artists of all time. He played an instrument that was either the dolciola (a now extinct chimey sounding piano) or something entirely home made. No one knows for sure. Phillips sings with a beautiful voice and his instrument provides a celestial and otherworldly background. His songs are like lullabies straight from the spirit world to you. No one sounds like Washington Phillips and no house should be without a copy of this early Mississippi release.
Ghost Woman Blues LP (Mississippi Records)
Compilation of absolutely must have country blues. A mix of well known artists playing their signature songs and more obscure musicians. Highlights include Bukka White's elemental "Fixin' to die", Lottie Kimbroughs' seldom heard "Don't Speak To Me", George Carters' haunting "GhostWoman Blues", Willie Browns' existential "Future Blues", Monroe Moe Jackson's wild "Go Away From My Door" and many more hits. The real stuff and some of Mississippi Records all time favorite tunes.
Last Kind Words LP (Mississippi Records)
The first Mississippi compilation, in print again for the first time in over 7 years! Here we have some of the absolute best performances of country blues and ballads ever put out. Early 78's that speak of the universal human condition in a profound way. Artists include Geechy Wiley, Blind Wille and Kate McTell, The Blue Sky Boys, Lottie Kimbrough, Robert Petway, Memphis Minnie and much more. No typical blues riffs or boring standards here - just truly unique artists trancending time, space and culture to bring you a little piece of their souls. Cover art by Chris Johaanson and Johanna Jackson.
I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore LP (Mississippi Records)
Compilation of early American minority music, in print again for the first time in 7 years! This record runs the genre gambit between Klezmer, Calypso, Hawaiian, Cajun, Country, Cuban, Greek. Gospel, Tex Mex and more still. Somehow this all fits together nicely and makes for a highly listenable compilation of early 78's. One of the LPs that cemented the Mississippi aesthetic. Artists include Wilmouth Houdini, Marika Papagika, Lydia Mendoza, The Two Gospel Keys, Sexteto Bologna, Cleoma Falcon, The Caresser and more.
Thelonious Monk - Monk's Music [Reissue/1958] LP (Fantasy)
Monk's Music is often cited as one of the focal points of Thelonious Monk's six-year affiliation (1955-1961) with the Riverside label. Although the original disc clocked in at slightly over 30 minutes, packed into that half hour are not only the introduction of a few of Monk's signature compositions, but also some amazing interactions from the assembled ensemble. Joining Thelonious Monk (piano) during these two recording sessions are Ray Copeland (trumpet), Gigi Gryce (alto sax), Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Wilbur Ware (bass), and Art Blakey (drums).
Miles Davis - Musings Of Miles [Reissue/1955] LP (Fantasy)
The Musings Of Miles is the first LP by Miles Davis, issued by Prestige Records in 1955. This jazz classic features, in addition to Davis on trumpet, Red Garland on piano, Oscar Pettiford on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums.
Wes Montgomery - Full House [Reissue/1962] LP (Fantasy)
Full House is the seventh and first live jazz album by American jazz legend, guitarist Wes Montgomery.
Vince Guaraldi Trio - Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus [Reissue/1962] LP (Fantasy)
Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus is the legendary album by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, originally released in 1962. The album contains both original compositions and covers of songs from the 1959 film Black Orpheus. It spawned the hit single "Cast Your Fate To The Wind", which won the 1963 Grammy Award for Best Original Jazz Composition.
Etta Jones - Don't Go To Strangers [Reissue/1960] LP (Fantasy)
This was Etta Jones' first album for Prestige Records when it was originally released in 1960 (having been recorded in a single session on June 21 of that year), and although Jones had been releasing records since 1944, she was treated as an overnight sensation when the title tune from the album went gold, hitting the Top 40 on the pop charts and reaching number five on the R&B charts.
Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream [Reissue/1999] 2xLP (K-scope)
A new vinyl edition of the 1999 studio album by Porcupine Tree, which contains PT classics "Even Less," "Pure Narcotic," "Tinto Brass," and "Stop Swimming." This K-scope edition of the 2005 master is pressed on HQ-180gm vinyl and comes with revamped artwork featuring striking new Lasse Hoile images.
Botch - An Anthology Of Dead Ends [Reissue/2002] LP (Hydra Head)
As with all Botch recordings this six-song mini-album is a monstrous concoction of metal, noise, indie rock guitar trickery, full of depth and minute secrets which slowly secrete themselves with successive listens.
Cabaret Voltaire - #7885 Electropunk To Technopop LP (Mute)
Recently released on CD - now available on vinyl. #7885 compiles for the first time both periods of Cabaret Voltaire together on one release - all remastered from the original tapes. This is easily their most thorough catalog-skimming compilation yet and serves as a perfect introduction for new fans.
Holger Czukay - Der Osten Ist Rot/Rome Remains Rome [Reissues/1984/1987] 2x10" (Groenland)
Der Osten Ist Rot sees Czukay's roots in appropriative music and musique concrète - he trained under Stockhausen - come to the fore. Working with Conny Plank, Czukay uses an Emulator sampler to build messy, madcap collages, pairing lush orchestration with shredded radio broadcasts and ethnic loops. Rome Remains Rome is similarly sampledelic, and, infamously, features a sample of Pope John Paul II.
The Prodigy - Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005 2xLP+MP3 (XL)
Their Law: The Singles 1990- 2005 was originally released in 2005. The album features tracks form the four XL albums Experience, Music For The Jilted Generation, Fat Of The Land and Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned. This is the first time the album has been available on vinyl.
Xeno & Oaklander - Par Avion LP (Ghostly International)
Recently released on CD - now available on vinyl. Brooklyn duo Xeno and Oaklander are a minimal electronics girl/boy duo from Brooklyn.
Eula - Orderly b/w Meadows 7" (Bloodmoss)
Recorded by legendary producer Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, Swans), Eula's angular, aggressive sound has reached their grandest scale yet. The merging of Alyse Lamb's guttural wails with the band's clashing guitars, deep rumbling bass, and booming backbeat-heavy drums is as chaotic as it is meditative. Bisi's focus on layers and textures is apparent here as he pulls back Alyse's haunting vocals just enough for the grimy feedback to have as much of an impact in all the heaviness.
My Fictions - Stranger Songs LP (Topshelf)
Recently released on CD - now available on vinyl. The signature atmospheric dread that My Fictions offers on Stranger Songs is a mix of anger and sadness that is impossible to avoid. The new album is a collection of songs written at an emotional low, and the band is determined to drag the listener down with them.
MOJO - August 2014 #249
The Vinyl Issue! Jack White cover story + "Best Of Third Man Records" companion CD, plus pieces on Led Zeppelin, Morrissey, The Slits, The The, Sean Lennon, Ben Folds, Elbow and more.
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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 7-14-14
Jenny Lewis - Just One Of The Guys (The Voyager, Warner Bros)
The Rosebuds - In My Teeth (Sand+Silence, Western Vinyl)
Reigning Sound - Never Coming Home (Shattered, Merge)
The Replacements - I'm Not Sayin' (Songs For Slim, New West)
Donovan Blanc - Hungry A Long Time (Donovan Blanc, Captured Tracks)
Robyn Hitchock - The Ghost In You (The Man Upstairs, YepRoc)
Lambchop - Grumpus (Nixon expanded reissue, Merge)
Luluc - Without A Face (Passerby, Sub Pop)
Miles Tackett - Just What I Need (The Fool Who Wonders, Miles Tackett Music)
Clear Plastic Masks - Outcast (Being There, Serpents & Snakes)
Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Omebele (Unstraight Ahead, Now-Again)
Jungle - Platoon (Jungle, XL Recordings)
Gold-Bears - For You (Dalliance, Slumberland)
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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 15
Trampled By Turtles @ Letterman, CBS
Bleachers @ Fallon, NBC
Marsha Ambrosius @ Conan, TBS
St Paul & The Broken Bones @ Kimmel, ABC*
Don Felder & Lenny Castro @ Arsenio, syndicated*
Skaters @ Daly, NBC*
Wednesday July 16
Kristeen Young w/ Dave Grohl and Pat Smear @ Ferguson, CBS
American Authors @ Letterman, CBS
Puss N Boots @ Fallon, NBC
Broods @ Meyers, NBC
Spoon @ Kimmel, ABC*
Randy Newman @ Austin City Limits, WNPT Channel 8*
Jackie, Tito, Jermaine & Marlon Jackson @ Arsenio, syndicated*
Tinariwen @ Daly, NBC*
Thursday July 17
St Vincent @ Letterman, CBS
Jason Mraz @ Fallon, NBC
Weird Al Yankovic @ Conan, TBS
Trey Songz @ Kimmel, ABC*
You Won't @ Daly, NBC*
Friday July 18
Phish @ Letterman, CBS*
Bleachers @ Kimmel, ABC*
Biz Markie @ Arsenio, syndicated*
Washed Out @ Daly, NBC*
Saturday July 19
Eminem @ SNL, NBC*
Monday July 21
Bleachers @ Meyers, NBC
Reggie Watts @ Conan, TBS
Nico & Vinz @ Fallon, 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.