May 22, 2015 The New Wire Magazine is in, with an extended article on artist who perform under aliases, pseudonyms and alter egos which is pretty intriguing. Truthfully, when i think about the cover all that comes to mind is Bob Dylan as Alias in Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid but so it goes. There's also a bunch of cool records floating around the shop including reissues of Robbie Basho's "Falconer's Arm 1 and 2" and the used bins are teeming with some great gap fillers (awesome records that should be in your collection but for some reason aren't). We're closed Monday for the holiday, but maybe you should do yourself a favor and sometime this weekend take a peek at what's here at The Cat.
May 19, 2015 It's new release day here at The Cat! New on lp today are releases by Jim O'Rourke, Torres, Valkyrie, Hot Chip, Paul Weller, Bitchin' Bajas, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (a new soundtrack0 and Howling Hex (new 7in). Reissue lp's in today include Motorhead, Arnold Dreyblatt, and D'Angelo. On cd today are releases by Graham Parker, Hot Chip, JD Allen, Ana & Milton Popovich, Paul Weller, Jim O'Rourke, Faith No More, Jeff Beck and Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. Here's a track from the new Jim O'Rourke! Video:Jim O'Rourke - All Your Love
May 14, 2015 For all of you who are going to the Primal Scream Show tonight, i'm more than happy to say the Bobby Gillespie is hanging out in the store right now and both singing and dancing along to The Rezillos. No photo's, you gotta believe me!
May 12, 2015 Lots of great new releases here at The Cat today! On Lp theres new stuff from The Tallest Man on Earth, Prefuse 73, The Holydrug Couple, Blanck Mass, Mark Knopfler, Tyondai Braxton, Surfer Blood, Pfarmers, Rhett Miller and Jad Fair with Norman Blake. Also so great reissues like a great raw Gospel comp called Saved and Sanctified, as well as lps by White yes, Nick Cave and Loren Connors. On Cd are releases by Leonard Cohen, Rhett Miller, Juan Wauters, The Tallest Man on Earth, Surfer Blood, Blanck Mass, Prefuse 73, The Holy Drug Couple, Keith Jarrett, Banditos, Emmylou Harris with Rodney Crowell, Jad Fair with Norman Blake and the compilation celebrating the Bristol Sessions called Orthophonic Joy. Reissues cds include White Eyes, Canned Heat, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Parker, Johnny Winter and Miroslav Vitous. Lets drop out. Video:The Tallest Man On Earth - "Dark Bird Is Home" (Official Audio)
May 9, 2015 The new Mojo is in, and I'm muggin' along with Jerry Garcia! Do you wanna no more about The Dead? How about Billie Holliday or Todd Rundgren? Why is that Prodigy is at war with EDM? For that fact what the hell is EDM? How is Patti Smith's "Horses"? holding up? What would be the 20 songs that would encapsulate the life of Paul Weller? Well you can find the answers to all these questions here in Mojo. Also, we got back in Lp copies of D'Angelo "Black Messiah" and Courtney Barnett "Sometimes..." among other things so take a little time and visit The Cat this weekend.
May 8, 2015 There is a bunch of great stuff to tell you about in an order from Revolver that we just unpacked here at Sound Cat. There are new albums on LP or CD from Crocodiles, Sonny Vincent and Rocket From the Crypt, and Jello Biafra, new LPs from Warm Soda, Home Blitz and the Kyle Sowashes, and new CDs from Bell Witch, Negativland, Nurse With Wound and Prurient. Plus, Superior Viaduct brings us two new LP reissues from Areski et Brigitte Fontaine and Jon Gibson--and hey, there's even a new 7" from Robert Pollard. All that, plus some cool LP restocks from the likes of Aphex Twin, Beirut, Galaxie 500, Guided By Voices, Melvins, Thee Oh Sees and Stereolab, and there's a little something for everyone whether you like noise, weird French folk or just rock and roll in its various manifestations. Video:Guided By Voices - Queen Of Cans And Jars
May 5, 2015 It's a big New Release Day at The Cat! For this first post we're only gonna talk Lp's (cd's in an hour or so). New Today on Lp are releases by Metz, My Morning Jacket, Rose Windows, Mumford & Sons, Mac McCaughan (of Superchunk!), Dhango Django, Heirs, Best Coast, and Giant Sand. Reissue lps today come from Clark Terry, Thelonious Monk, Super Furry Animals and D'angelo. Here's a pretty cool track from My Morning Jacket to get you moving. Video:My Morning Jacket - Spring (Among The Living) (Visualizer)
May 4, 2015 Back in stock today at Sound Cat: Broadcast LP reissues! If you've been looking for the recent vinyl reissues from Broadcast, we finally have all six of them back in the racks at the store: "Work and Non Work," "The Noise Made By People," "Haha Sound," "Tender Buttons," "Future Crayon," and "Investigate Witch Cults..." (with The Focus Group). Get 'em while you can. Other highlights of today's LP restocks are the Screaming Females' "Rose Mountain" LP, a few volumes in Soul Jazz's great "Punk 45" series, Flying Lotus' "Cosmogramma" (which hasn't been around for a while), and the long-awaited vinyl version of Dama/Libra's "Claw" album from last year. Video:Broadcast - Lunch Hour Pops
May 4, 2015 In stock tomorrow at Sound Cat: Best Coast, "California Nights." A new album from Best Coast, on LP and CD, will be just one of the highlights of a fairly full Tuesday of new releases here at the store. Regarding BC's new one, the review in Spin says that "'California Nights' dims the sunlight, juices up the turmoil, and demands a second look at a band that’s actually been subverting its own pigeonhole since 2009." Video:Best Coast - California Nights
May 1, 2015 Lots and lots of LP restocks are going out into the racks today here at the store: new albums from Waxahatchee, The Mountain Goats and Father John Misty are back in stock, along with older titles from the likes of Arcade Fire, Beastie Boys, Can, The Clean, Bill Evans, Jose Gonzalez, Iron and Wine, Neutral Milk Hotel, Protomartyr, The Shins, Sleater-Kinney, Superchunk and a whole lot more. Get out from under that rock and come have a look. Video:Waxahatchee - Under A Rock (Official Audio)