November 26, 2014 Just a reminder that tomorrow is Thanksgiving and whatever it is you celebrate, we wish you a very pleasant day. Being that tomorrow is a holiday we will be closed, so that we can celebrate whatever it is that we celebrate. Don't fret folks we will be back on Friday opening early at 9am (till our usual 8pm) for the November Edition of Record Store Day. Here's a track from Husker Du's "Warehouse Songs and Stories which is being reissued at part of the RSD festivities. Video:Hüsker Dü - Too much spice
November 25, 2014 The Pre-Black Friday New Release Day isn't loaded but there still is plenty of good stuff to go around. New on Lp today are platters by Lucius, Prince, Plectrumelectrum, The New Basement Tapes, Carcass as well as reissues by Stockholm Monsters, Public Enemy, The Rolling Stones, Flake Music, Lee Morgan, Ornette Coleman, Clifford Brown, Iron Maiden and Booker T. and the MG's. On cd today, it's all about the Box Set with The Third Velvet Underground disc getting the 6 disc treatment, as well as Joni Mitchell and Jethro Tull and a reissues of the Big Star Box set. New Release Cd's come from Jason Isbell, Nels Cline and Julian Lage, Michael Mantler, Lumen Drones as well as a new Bjork live disc and reissues from Bob Marley, Public Enemy and Cursive. Here's a track from Flake Music, who would later become The Shins. Video:Flake Music - Spanway Hits (not the video)
November 22, 2014 Get ready to peel a few years off the top and hear some serious Pittsburgh Rawk! Just in at The Cat are the first two Modey Lemon Lp's brought to you by Omentum Records, Mind Cure Records and A F Records. Some damn fine sounds spread across these two platters, sounds that might take you back to some crazy Oakland House Show or Wild Rickety Night somewheres. Who knows what kinda space/time travel they may induce, but at least your ears will be happy on the journey!
November 22, 2014 After the deluge of exclusive releases on this past April's Record Store Day, the offerings for Black Friday Record Store Day 2014 may seem relatively low-key, but we'll still have lots of good stuff for you to check out if you stop by Sound Cat for some post-turkey day browsing. As is almost always the case, there's a Grateful Dead archival release among the RSD exclusives, and this one's from a good year, 1972! We'll be open starting at 9:00 am on Black Friday, so hope to see you then (or heck, hope to see you anytime really!).
November 20, 2014 Finally got some copies of the new Tv on the Radio joint "Seeds" in stock on lp. Pretty good day for restocks in general too with lps fluttering in by Oneohtrix Point Never, Nirvana, Pink Floyd, Iron and Wine, William Onyeabor, Pissed Jean, Sleater Kinney, The Shins, Jeff Buckley, Can, Hum, Modest Mouse, Funkadelic, Shabazz Palaces, Whirr and much much more. Here's the first video from the aforementioned TV on the Radio for you to enjoy (maybe more if your a fan of the recent incarnations of Dr. Who). Video:TV On The Radio - Happy Idiot (Official)
November 18, 2014 It's an avalanche of good stuff here today at The Cat. Hot of the presses and just in is the new "First Demo" Lp by Fugazi! We also restock lp's by Bad Brains, Bikini Kill, Slant 6, Soulside, Rollins Bands, Minor Threat, Nation of Ulysses and a bunch of of other Fugazi restocks. Ahh, once upon a time we all had hair.
November 18, 2014 Alright, let's talk about today's New Release Cds! New at The Cat today are releases by Ariel Pink, Robert Wyatt, TV on the Radio, Grouper, Burial Hex, David Bowie, Otis Taylor, Bryan Ferry and Fred Frith with John Butcher. Reissues today include Magma, The Rolling Stones, The Old 97's, Genesis, De La Soul, Gentle Giant, Albert Collins, Peter Paul & Mary, John Prine as well as the Wilco Best of. It is also box set season so there are new sets from Captain Beefheart and Bruce Springsteen. Let's listen to a Wilco song
November 18, 2014 It's the week before Thanksgiving which means a HUGE Release day! With this first post we're gonna just cover Lp's. So, In stock today are new or recent releases by Ariel Pink, Ty Segall, Eiko Ishibashi, Dope Body, Cave, Grouper, David Bowie, Brant Bjork, Rober Wyatt as well as reissuse or previously unavailable recordings by The George Edwards Group, Spacemen 3, Thelonoius Monk, John Coltrane, De La Soul, and The Old 97's. There is also 2 new Bonnie Prince Billy 7's and new Lp Box Sets By Captain Beefheart and Wilco!
And now a song from the new Grouper that seems to my ears to match the weather. Video:Grouper - Holding
November 17, 2014 In stock tomorrow at Sound Cat: Ariel Pink, "Pom Pom." Tuesday brings a whole bunch of releases into the store, including a new album from Ariel Pink on LP and CD. "It’s funny, melancholy, randy, touching, disgusting and deeply, deeply strange," says the NME review. Video:Ariel Pink - Put Your Number In My Phone (Official Audio)