Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Greetings From Grimey's!
Whew! Record Store Day is always such a rush. Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday and helped make this year's celebration one of the best days in Grimey's history! You came. You bought records. You rocked. Seriously, you rock. We have the best customers and when I hear some of the horror stories from other stores I'm always so thankful we never seem to experience the negative. We sold through almost all of the special RSD releases. We still have a few things if you care to call the shop but if you're looking for the rarest, most sought-after items, I can assure you the folks who got up early and got in line (or slept here all night!) took those home already.
I'd like to thank all the bands who played: Needtrobreathe, John Oates, Lower Caves, The Secret Sisters, Promised Land Sound, Bully, PUJOL, Ranch Ghost, Majestico and The Apache Relay. You were all amazing. Thanks to Smoke Et El, Crankees Pizzeria, Street Provisions, Olive & Sinclair, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, Frothy Monkey, Black Abbey Brewery, Welcome To 1979, Do615 and Howlin' Books! Thanks to The Basement and our RSD DJs. Thanks to the Grimey's staff, who always amaze me with how hard they work to make the day seem so, well... seamless.
And thanks to Fox News 17 for a great piece on RSD all over Nashville. Watch it here. And check out Grimey's regular Evan Tucker's record room in that video! Also the Tennessean had a story on Record Store Day in Nashville under the headline "Hipster Christmas". Heh heh... I saw plenty of oldsters, youngsters and proud nerdsters here too. You can check that here.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Here's a thousand words on Record Store Day at Grimey's, along with at least a thousand people!
Unfortunately Justin Currie, formerly of Del Amitri, has had to cancel his tour due to immigration issues so our in-store is also caput. He's rescheduling for the fall so we hope to have him perform in the store then. We add Thee Tsunamis, a punky surf trio from Bloomington, to the in-store calendar for a raucous performance in the shop during BEER:30 on May 3rd. Please note. And come out for our Denney & The Jets in-store this Saturday at 5pm. We'll throw back some cold ones and rock out in the record store!
The Apache Relay, Majestico and The Whigs all have new ones out today, along with fresh releases from Eels, Fear Of Men, Margot & The Nuclear So & So's, Death, Neon Trees, Black Prairie, G Love & Special Sauce, Keb Mo and a whole bunch of others. Also hitting: the next slate of vinyl reissues on the classic Blue Note jazz label, a really cool folk project on vinyl from Marah, some Red Krayola vinyl reissues, the latest issue of MOJO and tons more, all 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.
DENNEY & The JETS - Saturday, April 26th @ 5PM
For born-and-bred Nashvillian Chris Denney, it all began at age 9---Stealing pills from his Grandma's medicine cabinet, smoking 2 packs a day and eventually graduating to marijuana by the age of 13. It wasn't until about 5 years ago that Denney started channeling his life experiences into vivid tales of what he knows best Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll. Denney and The Jets' debut LP, Mexican Coke was recorded and mixed in just 5 days in East Nashville on to 2" tape by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes "Boys and Girls") and Chris Denney with help from friends Clear Plastic Masks (Serpents and Snakes/Dine Alone) who backed Denney in the studio and co-produced. We'll help celebrate the release with a free, all ages in-store performance by Denney & The Jets during BEER:30 so free beer to those 21+
Denney & The Jets website
THEE TSUNAMIS - Saturday, May 3rd @ 5PM
Betsy, Josie and Sharlene Tsunami might be far from the beautiful ocean coasts, but you can be damn sure this rippin' Central Indiana trio aren't letting a landlocked locale foil their fun. With one listen, Thee Tsunamis' mesmerizing waves of fuzz will not only cast a spell on your inner rock 'n' roll soul, they will bury you in gnarly beach muck, making you totally forget the nearest shoreline is hundreds of miles away. Fire-and-brimstone with a touch of twang, plus plenty of scream and skronk to make the surfers think twice about no-coast rock-n-roll, their upcoming EP "Delirium and Dark Waters" was laid down at Bloomington's Magnetic South Recordings and will be released on April 29. We've got 'em on May 3rd during BEER:30 so come throw back and cold one and rock out with us!
Thee Tsunamis on bandcamp
WILLIE WATSON - Tuesday, May 6th @ 6PM
Acony Records proudly presents "Folk Singer Vol. 1", the debut solo album from Willie Watson (Old Crow Medicine Show, Dave Rawlings Machine). Produced by David Rawlings, the album features ten folk songs, from standards to obscure gems. A true solo album in every sense, hearing Watson's skillful and subtle banjo and guitar accompaniments and soaring vocals unadorned for the first time is a revelation. Willie will perform an intimate set at Grimey's on the day his new album is released!
Willie Watson website
The 1975 - Thursday, May 15th @ 6PM
One of the hottest new bands on the scene today, The 1975 (from Manchester in the UK) will be in town on May 15th for a sold out show at Marathon Music Works. We will offer a chance to see the band perform a stripped-down acoustic set earlier in the evening with a meet & greet/signing to follow. The performance is free and first-come, first-served but you will need to purchase the album "The 1975" on vinyl or CD from Grimey's to get in the line to meet the band.
The 1975 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.
• Tycho - Enter to win a test pressing of the new Tycho LP "Awake" out now on Ghosty Int'l!
• Owls - Enter to Win a colored vinyl version of Owls new album "Two"
• Pantera - Enter to Win a Pantera "Far From Driven" 20th Anniversary edition 2xCD, an XL T-shirt & a poster
• Linda Perhacs - Enter to win a signed, colored vinyl copy of Linda Perhacs' new LP "The Soul Of All Natural Things" on Asthmatic Kitty.
• Morrissey - Enter to win a Morrissey "Your Arsenal" Prize Pack including a copy of the "Your Arsenal" CD/DVD reissue as well as both 7" & 12" versions of the "Satellite Of Love" single.
• Beck - We're giving away a copy of Beck's Song Reader, in celebration of his new album "Morning Phase" out now on Capital Records. Stop by for your chance to win!
• Broken Bells - Enter to win a rare, limited edition test pressing of Broken Bells "After The Disco" LP.
• Billie Joe + Norah - Enter to win a Foreverly prize pack, featuring a copy of Billie Joe & Norah Jones' "Foreverly" LP & cassette, a "Foreverly" poster and an Everly Brothers compilation CD.
• Damien Jurado - Enter to win a signed vinyl test pressing of Damien Jurado's new album "Brothers & Sisters Of The Eternal Son"!
• Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orch - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra on Friday, April 18th at Exit/In.
• Foster The People - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Foster The People at The Ryman on April 25th.
• Haim - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Haim at their sold out show on April 27th at Cannery Ballroom!
• Local Natives - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Local Natives on Wednesday, April 30th at The Ryman Auditorium
• Dandy Warhols - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see The Dandy Warhols with The Warlocks on monday, May 5th at Mercy Lounge.
• Tokyo Police Club - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Tokyo Police Club on Friday, May 9th at Mercy Lounge.
• Portugal. The Man - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Portugal. The Man on Friday, May 16th at The Cannery Ballroom.
• The Kills - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see The Kills on May 30th at the Cannery Ballroom.
• Black Lips - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Black Lips on Thursday, July 17th at Exit/In.
This stuff is just plain FREE, with purchase naturally...
• The Whigs - Free magnet with purchase of "Modern Creation" on CD now or when it comes out on vinyl on May 19
• Saintseneca - Free 7" w/ purchase of "Dark Arc" on vinyl or CD
• Manchester Orchestra - Free 7" w/ purchase of "Cope" on vinyl or CD
• Band of Skulls - Free poster w/ purchase of "Himalayan" on vinyl or CD
• Cloud Nothings - Free slipmat, button & poster w/ purchase of "Here & Nowhere Else" on vinyl or CD
• Ronnie James Dio Tribute - Free poster w/ purchase of "This is Your Life" on CD
• S. Carey - Free 7" & poster w/ purchase of "Range of Light" on vinyl or CD
• Elbow - Free poster w/ purchase of "The Take Off and Landing of Everything" on vinyl or CD
• Johnny Cash - Free poster w/ purchase of "Out Among the Stars" on vinyl or CD
• Liars - Free poster w/ purchase of "Mess" on vinyl or CD
• Dex Romweber Duo - Free poster w/ purchase of "Images 13" on vinyl or CD
• The Coathangers - Free poster w/ purchase of "Suck My Shirt" on vinyl or CD
• Sisyphus - Free poster w/ purchase of "Sisyphus" on vinyl or CD
• The Strypes - Free CD EP w/ purchase of "Snapshot" on CD
• Band Of Horses - Free signed (yep autographed by the whole band) poster and coozie with purchase of "Acoustic At The Ryman" on vinyl or CD. Vinyl is being repressed but you can put in for a special order and get your koozie & poster!
• The Notwist - Free lithograph & sticker w/ purchase of "Close to the Glass" on vinyl or CD
• The Fray - Free lithograph w/ purchase of "Helios" on vinyl or CD
• Tinariwen - Free poster w/ purchase of "Emmaar" on vinyl or CD
• Neil Finn - Free lithograph w/ purchase of "Dizzy Heights" on vinyl or CD
• Fanfarlo - Free CD EP w/ purchase of "Let's Go Extinct" on vinyl or CD
• Hospitality - Free button & poster w/ purchase of "Trouble" on vinyl or CD
• The Beatles - Free poster & tote bag w/ purchase of "U.S. Albums" box or individual albums on CD
• Young the Giant - Free tote bag w/ purchase of "Mind Over Matter" on vinyl or CD
• Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Free 7" w/ purchase of "Give the People What They Want" on vinyl or CD
• James Vincent McMorrow - Free poster w/ purchase of "Post Tropical" on vinyl or CD
• Lee Hazlewood - Free poster w/ purchase of "There's a Dream I've Been Saving" box on CD
• Tim Kasher - Free TK Demos CD, sticker and flat w/ purchase of "Adult Film" on vinyl or CD
• Jake Bugg - Free button w/ purchase of "Shangri La" on vinyl or CD
• The Head & the Heart - Free postcard, sticker & poster w/ purchase of "Let's Be Still" on vinyl or CD
• Tristen - Free poster w/ purchase of "Caves" on vinyl or CD
• Cage The Elephant - Free 7" single w/ purchase of "Melophobia" on vinyl or CD
• Quasi - Free CD EP w/ purchase of "Mole City" on CD
• Austin Lucas - Free 7" single w/ purchase of "Stay Reckless" on CD
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Hitting The Racks
Here's your weekly rundown of the new release goodness.
The Apache Relay - The Apache Relay CD/LP (So Recordings)
"Nashville band The Apache Relay has come a long way since their humble beginnings in vocalist Michael Ford, Jr.'s Belmont dorm room. They impressed on their 2009 debut 1988, but the real momentum picked up with 2011's American Nomad, which won the band slots opening for Mumford & Sons and appearing at renowned festivals like Newport Folk" - Paste
The Whigs - Modern Creation CD (New West)
For their fifth album, the Athens-bred/Nashville-based power trio the Whigs wanted to find the exact midpoint between raw and rehearsed. After more than a decade together during which they've released four critically lauded studio albums and toured constantly as either headliners or openers for the likes of the Drive-By Truckers, Kings of Leon, and MGMT the three members all agreed that they wanted to flex their muscles a bit: write some good songs, get them down as tight as possible, hit, and tear sh*t up. Vinyl version due May 19.
Eels - Perform The Cautionary Tales Of Oliver Everett CD/2xCD/LP (E Works)
Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe includes a bonus disc containing non-album tracks and live radio sessions. "In many ways, this is Everett's most brutally personal album to date. Anyone familiar with Everett's personal history should be able to pick up on some of the album's more autobiographical songs, which pack the greatest emotion punch. 'Parallels,' an acoustic track which is not only the best song on the album, but deserves to be ranked as the best songs Eels have ever recorded, is a tender ode to his father's many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, imagining that there might be a universe where is he alive." - Drowned In Sound
Death - Death III CD/LP (Drag City)
Five years after the second life of Death was started with the release of their revelatory 1976 album, For The Whole World To See, Death III slams the door on the vault with a powerful set of songs that bring equal amounts of rock and ethereal soul-searching, in high-fidelity, rich bottomed, studio-grade sound.
Fear Of Men - Loom CD/LP (Kanine)
"The Brighton indie-poppers Fear Of Men specialize in an airy but rhythmically muscular strain of early-'90s-style dream-pop." - Stereogum
Margo & The Nuclear So And So's - Slingshot To Heaven CD/LP (Mariel Recording Company)
Sling Shot To Heaven, Margot & The Nuclear So And So's fifth studio album, was recorded in the studio that the band built a decade ago with the advance received from their debut album, The Dust Of Retreat. The entirety of the new release was recorded on 2" tape with nary a computer in sight and produced by the band. Edwards' goal for the band's fifth album was to "make a record that came across like a sci-fi dream about my decade of touring and making records obsessively while slowly becoming an adult or at least something vaguely resembling one."
Peter Stampfel & The Brooklyn & Lower Manhattan Banjo Squadron - Better Than Expected CD (Don Giovanni)
Peter Stampfel has been pushing the boundary of American music since the 60's. Best known for his work as one half of The Holy Modal Rounders, a founding member of The Fugs, collaborative albums with Jeffery Lewis and Baby Gramps, and appearances on Michael Hurley, Yo La Tengo and They Might Be Giants albums. On Better Than Expected, Stampfel further pushes the boundary asking the question, "How many banjos can play simultaneously with turning into musical slop?" And answering it with a psychedelic sixteen track album that is as beautiful as it is strange.
Neon Trees - Pop Psychology CD (Island/Mercury)
Tyler Glenn says of Pop Psychology, ''the album is so special to me personally because it basically started from a place where I was broken and uninterested in anything to do with music. I had reached a breaking point. For me this record is a celebration, a cry for help, an admission of self-doubt, and a revelation of self-acceptance. At the very least, it's a pop record, and to me the purest example of the sound of Neon Trees."
Semi Precious Weapons - Aviation CD (RedZone)
Forming in New York City, Semi Precious Weapons quickly developed a cult-like following with their songs, live performances, and visual style. Eventually the buzz the band created touring the country with the likes of Ladyhawke, Ida Maria and The Sounds. Lady Gaga then went on to invite her favorite band to join The Monster Ball World Tour as her opening act for a worldwide 18 month run.
Augustana - Life Imitating Life CD (Washington Square Music)
From the first song, the melodic, piano-driven "Ash And Ember," to the beautiful vocals on the album's closer, "Remember Me," Life Imitating Life is a shimmering blend of rock, folk, and country, all of which manage to sound both modern and timeless together.
To Kill A King - Cannibals With Cutlery CD (Xtra Mile)
The Guardian says, "Straight to the emotional point... enough to make us believe in indie guitar rock again." and Q Magazine declares, "Their debut album is dressed in beautiful epic indie and new wave pop threads."
Black Prairie - Fortune CD (Sugar Hill)
This group of seasoned musicians from Portland, Oregon - each steeped in traditional American acoustic music - has become hell-bent on taking one imaginative leap after another. In a way, Fortune is Black Prairie's most conventional record - thirteen, polished vocal tunes with (mostly) conventional pop song structures. On the other hand, there's a glaring eccentricity to the album that hits you right away: here is a band of accomplished acoustic musicians playing what are essentially rock songs, and sometimes with a pretty hard edge - it's a record, band members say, that's trying to channel not the spirit of Earl Scruggs or Jerry Douglas, but Led Zeppelin.
G. Love & Special Sauce - Sugar CD/LP (Brushfire)
Twenty years ago G. Love & Special Sauce released their first album. 20 years later they will be releasing a brand new album, Sugar, which sees the return of James "Jimi Jazz" Prescott back on the stand up bass for the first time in eight years.
Keb' Mo' - Bluesamericana CD (Kind Of Blue Music)
Keb'Mo's twelfth full-length album marks the 20th anniversary of his self-titled debut. But, more importantly, the disc is a signpost of artistic and personal growth. "I only make albums when I'm inspired to, and these 10 songs come from a very honest place," Keb' relates. Recorded in Nashville, Bluesamericana features some of the three-time Grammy winner's most poignant and joyful songs.
The Seldom Scene - Long Time... Seldom Scene CD (Smithsonian Folkways)
For more than four decades, profoundly influential bluegrass band The Seldom Scene has shared its undeniable talent, progressive repertoire, and creative spirit both in the studio and on stage. Long Time: Seldom Scene features fresh interpretations of 16 oft-requested tunes and is the band's first studio album since Scenechronized in 2007. It's a family reunion in all the best ways, featuring the current and longest-running lineup, joined by founding members Tom Gray and John Starling and guests Chris Eldridge, Emmylou Harris, and Rickie Simpkins.
Dust Moth - Dragon Mouth CD/LP (The Mylene Sheath)
"Dragon Mouth, the debut EP by Seattle post-hardcore band Dust Mouth, starts off with a confounding piece of ambient noise called "Pounding," which leads into a lurching, atmospheric track called "Cusp." It's quickly clear that Dust Moth is a much different beast than the band members' previous gigs, such as Minus The Bear, These Arms Are Snakes, Undertow and Shift." - Alt Press
The Menzingers - Rented World CD/LP+CD (Epitaph)
Fourth studio album from the Philadelphia punk band.
Mean Creek - Local Losers CD (Old Flame)
The latest release from Boston-based quartet, Local Losers' eight anthemic tracks clock in at a raucous twenty minutes making for an ultimate ADHD listening experience.
Heterotic - Weird Drift CD/LP (Planet Mu)
After last year's album Love & Devotion the husband and wife duo of Mike Paradinas and Lara Rix-Martin follow up with Weird Drift. The album shows just how much their ability to write confident and thoughtful pop songs has developed, while still being able to retain the sleepy cushion of steamy synth pop that made the first record so rewarding to listen to. Future - Honest CD (Epic) New album from the Atlanta rapper featuring guest appearances by Pharrel, Pusha T, Kanye West, Drake, Young Scooter, Andre 3000, and Lil Wayne. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds bonus tracks.
Kelis - Food CD/2xLP (Ninja Tune)
Food is a startling combination of Kelis' most frank and vulnerable vocals to date, and Dave Sitek's (TV On The Radio) inimitable sonic imprint. Littered with transcendent, Spector-esque lift, warm bottom ends and vast depth, the music is the perfect backdrop for Kelis' unique voice. The latter has only improved with time and experience, and the album candidly explores pain, happiness and everything in between.
Magic Drum Orchestra - MDO CD (Tru Thoughts)
The Magic Drum Orchestra is a 20 piece percussion group led by Glyn Bush and Ralph Cree, covering a wide range of styles including batucada, samba, funk, hip-hop, drum & bass, dubstep, and Afrobeat fusing traditional styles with modern dance beats.
Compilations, Best Of's & Sundry Collections...
Various Artists - Farewell Transmission: The Music Of Jason Molina 2xCD (Rock The Cause)
A collection of Molina favorites performed by My Morning Jacket, Murder By Death, Communist Daughter, Enemy Planes, Bottomless Pit, and more. Also contains new music from Molina's bandmates Memorial Electric Company including "Arm In Arm" - a tribute to their fallen bandmate - and "Trouble In Mind (Fade To Blue)" - which is previously unreleased.
OST/Various - The Amazing Spiderman 2 CD/2xCD (Columbia)
Music from the latest installment of the latest reboot of the Spiderman franchise. Includes new music from Alicia Keys with Kendrick Lamar plus Hans Zimmer & The Magnificent Six featuring Pharrell Williams and Johnny Marr. Deluxe version adds 11 bonus tracks + 28-page booklet.
Bastille - All This Bad Blood 2xCD (Virgin)
Deluxe double-CD edition of the UK quartet's 2013 debut features a bonus disc containing 13 additional tracks including the single, ''Of The Night'' plus various new recordings, rare B-sides and tracks from the band's fabled Other People's Heartache mixtapes.
Chvrches - The Bones Of What You Believe CD (Glassnote)
Repackaged/expanded edition of Chvrches' 2013 album featuring four bonus tracks.
Majestico - When Kingdom Come LP+MP3 (ATO)
Majestico is the awesome-sounding moniker of Nashville's Graham Fitzpenn, who's spent the last several years carving out a local niche with a rambunctious blend of psych, garage, country, and folk. While the album kicks off with a gnarlier version of the Animals anthem "I Just Want To", the remaining LP quickly splinters into a manic crash course of the seedier corners of all things rock. With little regard for genres, aesthetics, or listeners, Fitzpenn and Co. birth a flock of bizarre, one-of-a-kind musical creatures, from the feedback-laden punk jam "La La Gulag" and the blown-out surf-folk of "Semyaza Sings" to the roots-rock-meets-The-Doors of "Terrify" and the quiet and contemplative "Melons". The 10-track effort was produced by Andrija Tokic at Nashville's Bomb Shelter Studios (the same combination utilized by Alabama Shakes for 2011's Boys & Girls).
Marah Presents - Mountain Minstrelsy of Pennsylvania LP+MP3 (Valley Farm Songs)
David Bielanko and Christine Smith, of the rock band Marah, have put together an album that is as folky as folk can be. Starting with an obscure compendium of songs gathered from turn of the 20th century Pennsylvania backwoods, lumber camps and hunting cabins, Bielanko and Smith have brushed up the material, written new melodies and recorded with a band organized from local talent. The invitation to perform drew in not just a core set of players (who brought along their banjo, guitar, harmonica), but an eight-year-old fiddler and the townspeople of Millheim, PA (pop. 900). In addition to the odd tuba or bagpipe, you can hear a hundred of the assembled citizens and a local barbershop quartet singing. The record was recorded live to tape, returning these songs not just to listeners' ears, but to the shared joy of music-making.
Various Artists - Gypsy Rhumba 2xLP (Soul Jazz)
First album ever outside of Spain to focus on the history of Gipsy Rhumba - one of the most interesting musical culture clashes - that first took place in the early 1960s. In the Catalan region of Spain, gypsies, primarily known as the creators of Flamenco, came up with a fascinating hybrid style which blended together Latina and rhumba music of Cuba and the Caribbean together with rock 'n roll influences.
Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else [Reissue/1958] LP (Blue Note)
Recorded in March of 1958, Cannonball Adderley's Somethin' Else was recording during the era when Adderley was part of the Miles Davis Sextet. Featured on the album are Adderley on alto sax along with Miles Davis on trumpet, Hank Jones on piano, Sam Jones on bass and Art Blakey on drums. Of note, this is one of the few post-1955 appearances of Miles Davis as a sideman.
Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage [Reissue/1965] LP (Blue Note)
Arguably one of Herbie Hancock's greatest album from the '60s, Maiden Voyage is his fifth album, recorded by Rudy Van Gelder in 1965. Featuring five original Hancock compositions, the album features Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, George Coleman on tenor sax, Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass and Anthony Williams on drums.
The Ornette Coleman Trio - At The Golden Circle Stockholm Vol. 1 [Reissue/1965] LP (Blue Note)
Recorded on December 3, 1965, this album features Ornette Coleman on alto sax, along with violin and trumpet, David Izenzon on bass and Charles Moffett on drums.
Sonny Rollins - A Night At The Village Vanguard [Reissue/1957] LP (Blue Note)
A Night At The Village Vanguard was recorded in 1957 by jazz great Sonny Rollins. The album features Rollins on tenor sax, Wilbur Ware on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, Donald Bailey on bass and Pete La Roca on drums. Dexter Gordon - Our Man In Paris [Reissue/1963] LP (Blue Note) Recorded in 1963, Dexter Gordon's Our Man In Paris features Gordon on tenor sax, Bud Powell on piano, Pierre Michelot on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums.
Purling Hiss - Dizzy Polizzy LP (Drag City)
In 2006 a CDR called Dizzy Polizzy came together. Capitalizing on the newfound demand for Hisstrionics, Mike made a tour only cassette of Dizzy Polizzy in 2011, combining those original six CD-R songs with some well-fitting additions circa 2007-2009. This album reissues the cassette compilation on LP for the first time ever.
The Red Krayola - Coconut Hotel LP (Drag City)
Coconut Hotel hails from 1967, when it was recorded for International Artists in the wake of international success of The Parable of Arable Land. Too far out for its day, Coconut Hotel was eventually issued on Drag City in 1995 and features the original Red Krayola at their most extremely experimental, while still retaining the air of whimsey ("One-Second Pieces") that permeates all their releases.
The Red Krayola - Hazel LP (Drag City)
In 1996, the '90s edition of The Red Krayola roared out loud with Hazel. This LP was received rapturously by young (and let's face it, somewhat clueless) post-rockers everywhere, and featured Mayo Thompson riding herd over a cast of dozens, including the then Gastr Del Sol union of David Grubbs and Jim O'Rourke, along with John McEntire, Tom Watson, Stephen Prina, and George Hurley, among many distinguished others.
The Red Krayola - Singles 2xLP (Drag City)
Spanning the years 1969-2004, Singles contains many Krayola klassics of the pre-punk, punk, post-punk etc., eras once represented by labels like Texas Revolution, Rough Trade, Konkurrenz, and uh, Drag City. This compilation was released on CD 10 years ago. Here it is for the first time on vinyl.
Spenking - Bad Blood Gets Good Blood LP (Ethereal Sequence)
Spenking is Spencer Kingman making his LP debut after more than a decade of recording and playing with Dirty Projectors, Flaspar, Viking Moses, Low Skies, Deer Tick, Castanets and Jana Hunter. Kingman sings lively, unencumbered melodies in a lovely high-register over inventive guitar work. His arrangements are direct and sparse. This inviting, intimate sound is contrasted with dense rhyming lyrics charged with an obscure sense of catastrophe, disorientation, and dread.
MOJO - May 2014 #246
Debbie Harry/Blondie cover story + "Death Disco" post-punk CD with pieces on Bowie, Slint, Damon Albarn, The Specials, Jake Bugg, 20 post-punk greats 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 4-21-14
The Whigs - Modern Creation (Modern Creation, New West)
Bobby Bare Jr's Young Criminals' Starvation League - The Big Time (Undefeated, Bloodshot)
Courtney Barnett - History Eraser (The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas, Mom+Pop)
EMA - So Blonde (The Future's Void, Matador)
The Apache Relay - Katie Queen Of Tennessee (The Apache Relay, Nomadic Records)
The Wild Feathers - Marie (RSD 7", Warner Bros)
Needtobreathe - Feet Don't Fail Me Now (Rivers In The Wasteland, Atlantic)
Pink Mountaintops - The Second Summer Of Love (Get Back, Jagjaguwar)
Thee Oh Sees - King's Nose (Drop, Castle Face)
The Black Angels - Diamond Eyes (Clear Lake Forest, Blue Horizon)
Kelis - Jerk Ribs (Food, Ninja Tune)
The Revelations - This Time (The Cost Of Living, Decision Records)
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Until The Sun Explodes (Days Of Abandon, Yebo Music)
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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 April 22
Beck @ Kimmel, ABC
Kelis & Sam Moore @ Letterman, CBS
Rita Ora @ Fallon, NBC
Joe Satriani @ Arsenio, syndicated
The Growlers @ Daly, NBC
Neko Case @ Conan, TBS*
Wednesday April 23
Needtobreathe @ Letterman, CBS
Paramore @ Meyers, NBC
Foster The People @ Kimmel, ABC
Future feat Pusha T @ Fallon, NBC
Lyle Lovett @ Ferguson, CBS
Skaters @ Daly, NBC
Rock Candy Funk Party @ Conan, TBS*
Thursday April 24
Ray Lamontagne @ Letterman, CBS
Courtney Barnett, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry @ Fallon, NBC
Cut Copy @ Kimmel, ABC
Earth Wind & Fire @ Arsenio, syndicated
Tinariwen @ Daly, NBC
Langhorne Slim @ Conan, TBS*
Friday April 25
St Paul & The Broken Bones @ Ferguson, CBS
Alicia Keys & Kendrick Lamar @ Fallon, NBC
Naughty Boy @ Letterman, CBS
Capital Cities @ Daly, NBC*
Saturday April 26
SNL is a re-run. I could not find which episode. next new one is 5/03 with Coldplay
Monday April 28
Aloe Blacc @ Letterman, CBS
Keith Urban @ Fallon, NBC
Sleepy Man Banjo Boys @ Kimmel, ABC
Twenty One Pilots @ 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.