July 24, 2014 Thursday, or at least this Thursday, is all about the restocks! Tons of catalog lp's and a few cd's in stock now by the Black Sabbath, Portishead, Led Zeppelin, Lana Del Rey, Sharon Van Etten, Television, Big Star, Bright Eyes, Pavement, Pixies, Yo La Tengo, Cat Power, Kurt Vile, St. Vincent and much more. This song feels appropriate for the afternoon, for the breeze, for the sunshine and all the things that follow them.
Video:Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Day
July 24, 2014 I worked tirelessly yesterday to make sure the Used Lp bin was full once again this beautiful Thursday morning-ish so get excited people! New to the used bin today are lps by Acid Mothers Temple, Art Ensemble of Chicago, The Beacon Street Union. Bongwater, Rusty Bryant, Burning Spear, Jaki Byard, Caribou, Larry Coryell, Daily Void, Spencer Davis Group, Johnny Griffin. Roland Hanna, Isaac Hayes, Jens Lekman, Phil Ochs, Pet Shop Boys , Mike Russo, Saint Vitus, Sex Vid, Walls, Wimp Factor 14 and a whole bunch more. Here's a track to peak your interest.
Video:Shaft (1971) - Opening Credit
July 22, 2014 This may look like an ordinary backpack but as you can tell from the insignia its actually a Merge Records backpack and it could be yours for FREE! As you may know Merge is celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year, this backpack contains some stickers, buttons, 3 cds, 1 tape and two lps by current Merge Artists as well as the Merge Companion Book. There are entry forms on the counter here at The Cat, we'll leave the contest open for the next two weeks, so stop on by and fill out an entry maybe you win some cool stuff.
July 22, 2014 New Release Day at The Cat! Today there are new platters by Sean Jones, Black Angel, Common, Marillion, Max Richter, The Raveonettes, La Roux, Annberlin, Yes and Neil Hamburger. Reissue cds out today include Nick Cave, Jimmy Dawkins and Bukka White. Lp reissues by Kyuss and The Faces, as well as 7' reissues by Pavement, Royal Trux and the New Zealand comp "I Can Hear The Devil Calling My Name." Other lps of note include PussWhip Ban Bang, 50 Cent, Matt Young and a 7' by Running. Here's a track from the new White Fence lp "For The Recently Found Innocent" which we've been listening to and the store and we think is pretty good.
Video:White Fence "Like That"
July 18, 2014 A couple of local consignments of note this week. On the left is the new/first lp by Lansbury (ex red fox among others) and is some excellent stoner hardcore( who would have thought those two words would ever find their way together). On the right is the new book by Pittsburgh ex-pat John Grochalski "Starting With The Last Name Grochalski." The Blog Among The Savages states "This book of poems will kick you in the ass. You need a good kick in the ass. Even better, let me kick you in the ass, then read this book and see how much John Grochalski’s poems will kick you in the ass." I've only flipped through a few poems but that is a more than accurate statement.
July 17, 2014 I spent the afternoon yesterday cleaning records in order to bring you another bin full of excellent used records. Here's what's new to the used: Bon Iver, Buckingham Nicks, Fraternity of Man, The Four Tops, Tom Gabel, Charlie Haden, Kaiser, Eric Kloss, King Tubby, Thelonious Monk, Morphine, Motorhead, The Mothers of Invention, Onieda, Art Pepper, Prince, Pygmy Lush, Sun Araw, Thee Fourgiven, Void and Muddy Waters. Here's a song or a video or something Video:Morphine - Thursday