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

Björk - Stonemilker April 20, 2015
In stock tomorrow at Sound Cat: Bjork, "Vulnicura" LP. Bjork's new album finally arrives on vinyl on Tuesday and it's a great album, too, if you can stand the heartbreak. Here's the first track to check out...
Video: Björk - Stonemilker
The Saints - (This) Perfect Day April 19, 2015
Sound Cat extends a big thank you to everyone who stopped by the store yesterday and today for yet another exciting Record Store Day weekend. It's always nice to see so many people in the store--and to see that everyone here seemed to approach it in a spirit of fun! And hey, we still have a bunch of really good RSD exclusive releases left to browse (like the reissue of The Saints' great second album, "Eternally Yours"), so come have a look if you haven't had a chance, yet. We aim to be a store you might enjoy visiting all through the year, so thanks to all of our customers, no matter what day it is!
Video: The Saints - (This) Perfect Day
April 18, 2015
It's been a crazy morning here at The Cat with well over 250 people through the door so far. There still is plenty of RSD releases available, here's a list of what we have at least one of at this moment. On 10" or regular Lp Brian Wilson (sessions 64), Garbage, Jesse Malin, Party After Hours, Waterboys, !!!, U-roy, Amanaz, Baseball Project, Camilla's Little Secret, Close Lobster, James Cotton, Dettinger, Justin Townes Earle, Electric Wizard, Five or Six, Gods, Giant Sand, Girl Band, Rockabye Baby (Grateful Dead), Guitar Safari, Hagerty-Toth Band, Happy Monday's , Hawkwind, Robert Earl Keen, Kiasos, Kid Cudi, Lemonheads, Arto Lindsay, Lows of the 60's, Master Musicians of Jaojouka, Paul McCartney, Ennio Morricone, Bob Moses, Oneohtrix Point Never, Orange is the New Black, Jaco Pastorious, Polyvinyl Singles Vol 1, Pulp, Rainbow Folly, R & B Hipshakers Vol 3, Rough Guide to African Rare Groove, Eric Siday, Sloan, Surfer Blood, Tamikrest, Temples, Test Dept, Thai Pop Spectacular, William Tyler, U2, Venetian Snares, Johnny Winter, Brenton Wood, Built to Spill, Captain Beefheart, Brian Eno, Guided By Voices, Half Japanese, Koes Barat, McClusky, Okervil River, Pagans, Saints Bruce Springsteen, When I reach that Heavenly Shore, Stooges, 101ers, Ride, Jurassic 5, Richard Swift, Holger Czukay, Steve Earle/ Robert Johnson, Flaming Lips, Off! Robert Plant. On 7" A$ap Rocky, Cypress Hill, Adam and the Ants, Trey Anastasio, Antorchas , Aquarian Blood, Black Keys with Junior Kimbrough, The Black Tamborines, Tom Verlaine/ David Bowie, Alex Chilton, Braid, The Dils, Continuum, Freedy Johnston/ Death Cab for Cutie, Deep Purple, Flipper, Interpol, Goblin, Giorgio Murderer, Orlando Julius, Kinks, Ben Lee, Johnny Marr, John Oates, Gram Parsons, Residents, Rich Robinson, Sic Kidz, Stains, Mike Watt, Wedding Present and X. We'll hope to see you, if we haven't already.
April 17, 2015
Well, the Record Store Day exclusive releases are all priced and ready to go here at Sound Cat, so here's a rough overview of everything we have at least two copies of... LPs & 12"s: !!!, Amanaz, Courtney Barnett, The Baseball Project/Minus 5, Bedhead, Bee Gees, Blue Oyster Cult, Built To Spill, Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, Neko Case, Johnny Cash, Cloud Nothings, James Cotton, The Darjeeling Limited soundtrack, Decemberists, The Doors, The Dresden Dolls, Slim Dunlap, Bob Dylan & The Band, Justin Townes Earle, Electric Wizard, Brian Eno, Erasure, Jerry Garcia, Giant Sand, Goldfrapp, Gov't Mule, Grateful Dead lullabies, Grateful Dead box set, Grizzly Bear, Guided By Voices (two reissues), Hagerty-Toth Band, Half Japanese, Happy Mondays, Hawkwind, Hedwig and the Angry Inch cast recording, The Hold Steady, Jethro Tull, Kid Cudi, Koes Barat, Lemonheads, Arto Lindsay, Lows in the Mid Sixties comp, Lord Sitar, Paul McCartney (The Family Way soundtrack), McLusky, Merzbow/Xiu Xiu, Thelonious Monk, Ennio Morricone, Willie Nelson, The 101ers (featuring Joe Strummer), Of Montreal, Okkervil River, Oneohtrix Point Never, Wiiliam Onyeabor, Pagans, Jaco Pastorius, Phish box set, Polyvinyl 4-Track Singles Series comp, John Prine, Rainbow Ffolly, Otis Redding, Steve Reich, Ride, various Rough Guide comps (African Rare Groove, Bollywood Disco, Latin Rare Groove, Psychedelic Cambodia, Psychedelic India, Psychedelic Salsa), Run The Jewels, The Saints, Shoes, Eric Siday, Social Distortion, Bruce Springsteen (seven reissues), The Stooges, Sun Ra, Sun Records comp, Surfer Blood, Swans, Richard Swift, Tegan and Sara, Temples, Test Dept, Thai Pop Spectacular comp, Tomorrow, William Tyler, Vampire Weekend, Doc & Merle Watson, Junior Wells, Whatever Nevermind comp, The White Stripes, Wu-Tang Clan, Xiu Xiu and The Zombies. 10"s: Gregg Allman, The Animals, Holger Czukay (two reissues), Miles Davis box set, Steve Earle/Robert Johnson, Father John Misty, The Flaming Lips (three different EPs), Foo Fighters, Garbage, Getz/Gilberto, Grouplove, OFF!, On-U Sound Disco Plate comp, The Replacements and Sessions '64!! comp. 7"s: Ryan Adams, Air, Trey Anastasio, Antorchas, A$AP Rocky, Syd Barrett/R.E.M., Jeff Beck (three), The Black Keys/Junior Kimbrough, David Bowie, David Bowie/Tom Verlaine, Braid, Buena Vista Social Club, Alex Chilton, Continuum comp (w/DVD), D'Angelo, Death Cab For Cutie/Freedy Johnston, Deep Purple, J Dilla, The Dils, Bob Dylan, Flipper, The Front Bottoms/GDP, Goblin, Grand Master Flash/Stiff Little Fingers, Jimi Hendrix, Robyn Hitchcock, Interpol, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Orlando Julius, The Kinks (three), Johnny Marr, Gram Parson/The Lemonheads, Ork Records box set, Pianos Become the Teeth, The Residents, Rev. Horton Heat, Sic Kidz, Simon and Garfunkel, The Stranglers/Dionne Warwick, Mike Watt/Ev Kain, The Wedding Present, X and Frank Zappa. ...and don't forget the Metallica cassette. Some of these releases might not last much past the opening of the door tomorrow (which is at 9:00 a.m.), but there is SO much cool stuff here right now (including the rest of our regular LP and CD stock) that there should be something interesting for you to run into no matter what time you choose to join the RSD fray here tomorrow. Hope to see you then!
April 16, 2015
The massive undertaking of pricing all the Record Store Day exclusives has begun here at Sound Cat, and we've gotten more stuff than ever this year. Later tomorrow, we'll be posting a more extensive list of everything we have more than a couple copies of, but for now, just a few of the many highlights are Otis Redding's "Otis Blue" on mono/stereo Double LP, reissues of Guided By Voices two LPs for TVT, the Phish "New Year's Eve 1995" box set, and a live album by The Stooges on vinyl for the first time. The fun will start here at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Digging for Wax: the NEXT guide to independent Pittsburgh record stores - NEXTpittsburgh April 15, 2015
In preparation for Record Store Day, here's a nice guide to Pittsburgh record stores (including Sound Cat) done by Brian Conway on the Next Pittsburgh website. Check it out, and remember, Sound Cat will be open one hour earlier than usual, at 9:00 am, this Saturday for RSD.
Link: Digging for Wax: the NEXT guide to independent Pittsburgh record stores - NEXTpittsburgh
King Khan & BBQ Show "Alone Again" - April 14, 2015
A nice batch of late arriving New Releases and Restocks from the other coast just in! If you happen to be looking for Simon Joyner, Guided By Voices, King Khan and BBQ, Sonic Youth, Devo, Jullee Cruise, Lower Dens, Nudity, Angel Olsen, Regfrigerator, Ricked Wicky and or the Melvins then it is possible that we might have what your looking for. While we listen to the new Simon Joyner, i'll leave a track here from King Khan and BBQ.
Video: King Khan & BBQ Show "Alone Again" - 'Bad News Boys' LP (2015, In the Red Records)
lightning bolt - mythmaster April 14, 2015
Pre-Rsd New Release Day at The Cat! It's a bit of a quiet schedule but that doesn't mean there is good stuff to be had. Available today on lp are releases by Pale Blue, Stranger Car, Part One, Robert Aiki wit Ariel Kalma, Tal National, Suuns with Jerusalem in my Heart, Dead Moon, Sherwood at the Controls and Lightning Bolt. On Cd the releases include Tal National, Pale Blue, Suuns, Calexico, Infinite Winds, Charles Lloyd, Hank III, Beth Hart, Tim Berne, Earl Sweatshirt, Dwight Yoakam, White Hills, Sherwood at the Controls and Reissues of a couple Tori Amos titles. Welcome Back Lighning Bolt!
Video: lightning bolt - mythmaster
The Replacements - Alex Chilton (Jimmy Fallon Live 2014) April 11, 2015
Record Store Day is just one week away, and yes, Sound Cat will be stocking a bunch of the RSD exclusives this year, like a reissue of The Replacements "Alex Chilton" EP, with a couple hard to find b-sides. (Plus, speaking of The Replacements, on Record Store Day at here at the store you can enter to win a pair of tickets to their May 5th show at Stage AE.) We'll have more posts with news about the RSD releases later in the week, or you can just show up at 9:00 am next Saturday, April 18th, and be surprised! Hope to see you then.
Video: The Replacements - Alex Chilton (Jimmy Fallon Live 2014)
April 9, 2015
The New Mojo arrived today full of scintillating articles on Brian Wilson who somehow lost a few years. There's also an article on Mark Knopfler where he laments Dire Straits but isn't shy about his playing one of the best guitar solos ever. Blur discusses hurt and a new record and Sandy Denny is now considered a legend, although with a voice like that I don't see how that wasn't possible from the start. Pick one up, read on and find out more and more and even more and most importantly Surf's Up.

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