Sound Cat Records

4526 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15224

(412) 621-3256


  • Monday-Thursday 11 - 7
  • Friday 11 - 8
  • Saturday 10 - 7
  • Sunday 12 - 5

News From Sound Cat

April 18, 2014
Here's a photo of just some of the Record Store Day releases that will be for sale starting at 9:00 am tomorrow here at Sound Cat. And here's a list of artists with box sets, LPs, 12"s, or 10" EPs that we have at least two copies of: Allman Brothers, Alvarius B/Sir Richard Bishop (split), Dave & Phil Alvin, A Minor Forest, Albert Ammons, The Animals, The Black Angels, Bombino, Bored Games, Charles Bradley, Breadwinner, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Built To Spill, Camera Obscura, Johnny Cash, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Michael Chapman, Childish Gambino, Chvrches, The Civil Wars, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Crosses (3 different EPs), Cut Copy, Death Cab for Cutie, Disclosure, The Doors, Steve Earle, Everly Brothers (two different LPs), The Field, Flaming Lips, Foals, Frightened Rabbit, fun., Garbage, Grateful Dead, Green Day, Haim, Grant Hart, Donny Hathaway, Jimi Hendrix, Husker Du, Ice-T, The Idle Race, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Jay-Z and Linkin Park, Joan Jett, Sharon Jones, Joy Division, Stephen John Kalinich, LCD Soundsystem, Meade "Lux" Lewis, Life Without Buildings, David Lynch, Man Man, Mastadon, Dave Matthews Band, MGMT (two LP reissues), The Minus 5, Wes Montgmomery, Mudhoney, Neon Neon, Randy Newman, Notorius B.I.G., The Notwist, Oasis, Of Montreal, 'O' Level, Oneohtrix Point Never, Opeth, OutKast, Pagans, Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes, Paramore, Gram Parsons, Phosphorescent, Pinback, Pissed Jeans, Pixies, The Pogues with Joe Strummer, Public Enemy, Ramones, Otis Redding, R.E.M., Alexander Robotnick, Rodion G.A., Scharpling and Wurster, Gil Scott-Heron, Silkworm, Jill Sobule, Soundgarden, J Spaceman & Kid Millions, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Bruce Springsteen, Sun Ra, Surfer Blood, Tame Impala, Tears For Fears, Velvet Underground, Johnny Winter, Xiu Xiu, and The Yardbirds. Plus there are a number of really cool compilations (like "Double Dunedin" with early NZ Flying Stuff, and some good Rough Guide comps), some oddities (like David Bowie lullabies), releases that we only have one of, and maybe some things I'm forgetting about, so there may be some surprises for you to stumble upon. Some of the releases we've gotten the most calls for, like the Dave Matthews and R.E.M. box sets, we do only have a couple copies of, so those will only last for just seconds, but otherwise, we've got a LOT of records for this crazy thing (and hey, a whole rest of the store of hopefully interesting stuff for you to look at, too), so here's hoping this is a fun day for everybody regardless of what records you leave with!!
Death Extend Life Span With Archive Compilation April 18, 2014
In stock now at Sound Cat: Death, "III." We have this third installment of Drag City's unearthing of material from the great Detroit band (subject of the documentary "A Band Called Death") here now on CD or LP. The official release date is next week, but Drag City is letting it get to the people sooner in celebration of Record Store Day weekend. Could be worth a pre-RSD trip here to Sound Cat to check it out.
Link: Death Extend Life Span With Archive Compilation 'Death III'
Like Black Friday For Vinyl, Local Shops Gear Up For Record Store Day April 18, 2014
Here's a nice piece on Record Store Day in Pittsburgh (and Pittsburgh record stores, in general) by Heather McClain for the Essential Pittsburgh series on WESA.
Link: Like Black Friday For Vinyl, Local Shops Gear Up For Record Store Day
April 17, 2014
For everyone who was disappointed we didn't have any copies of the Muppets-related release last Record Store Day, the answer is yes, we WILL have copies of the LP reissue of "The Muppet Movie" soundtrack this Saturday at Sound Cat! Anyway, tomorrow I'll be posting fairly comprehensive list of all the RSD LP and 12" releases we'll have at Sound Cat, or you could just stop by on Saturday and be surprised. You never know what you might find...even "The Muppets" soundtrack!
April 17, 2014
The Record Store Day exclusives that we will have in stock at Sound Cat this Saturday have now mostly been checked in, so let's talk about 7"s! Here's a list of all the artists with 7" RSD releases that we'll have at least two copies of: David Bowie, Cage the Elephant, Cloud Nothings/Relaxer (split), The Cure/Dinosaur Jr. (split), Dads, Deerfhoof with Marc Ribot, Deer Tick, Devo/Flaming Lips, Dinosaur Jr. (5X7" box set, pictured), Fleetwood Mac, Chuck Inglish, Waylon Jennings, JFA, The Julie Ruin, Kings of Leon, Fela Kuti, Ray Lamontagne, Jon Langford, Roy Lanham, Hamilton Leithauser, The Litter, Lydia Loveless, Mazzy Star, Peter Murphy, mystery Side by Side, Nirvana, Conor Oberst, OFF!, Of Montreal, Parquet Courts, Dolly Parton, Poison Idea, Poison Idea/Pantera (split), Songs: Ohia (9X7" box set!), Southern Culture on the Skids, The Specials, Ronnie Spector, Regina Spektor, The Standells, Harry Dean Stanton, The Stranglers, Sunny Day Real Estate/Circa Survive (split), The Sunrays, Thievery Corporation, Torres/Motel Beds, Chad Vangaalen, Mike Watt, and Link Wray. Plus, there are some singles we only have one copy of and probably some late stragglers, so stop by Saturday for maybe some other surprises.
Light In The Attic Records | Record Store Day 2014 April 17, 2014
Record Store Day is coming up in just a couple days, and another cool RSD exclusive release to highlight is a limited LP reissue of Built To Spill's debut album, "Ultimate Alternative Wavers." It's released by Light in the Attic subsidiary Modern Classics, who always to do a real fine job. Here's a RSD promo from LITA that ought to get you excited, if you're not already. See you at 9:00 am here at Sound Cat!
Video: Light In The Attic Records | Record Store Day 2014
April 16, 2014
You can always expect The Flaming Lips to weigh in on Record Store Day, and we will have a couple Lips-related exclusive releases in stock at Sound Cat this Saturday. First off, there's the "7 Skies H3" LP, which is 50 minute album distillation of the 24 hour song they recorded a few years back (which sounds pretty cool). There's also a split 7" with Devo, with both of them doing live versions of one my favorite Devo songs, "Gates of Steel"!
LCD Soundsystem Final Concert Released as Box Set April 16, 2014
The great migration of Record Store Day exclusive releases continues into Sound Cat this week, and here's another one to highlight: LCD Soundsystem, "The Long Goodbye, Live at Madison Square Garden" 5LP box set. It's more than 3 hours of music on five records in a hefty box, the complete recording of LCD Soundsystem's very last show! Stay tuned for more RSD highlights...and remember, we open at 9:00 am this Saturday.
Link: LCD Soundsystem Final Concert Released as Box Set

Sound Cat Records Facebook Page