April 24, 2014 We all know Neil Young can be prone to sneaking new albums out there, but his new release "A Letter Home" took us by surprise even more than usual. Many of you have been asking: we will have it here at Sound Cat? And finally, we can say yes!--we just ordered some copies of the LP version that should be in stock in about a week. And it looks like the CD version comes out on May 27 along with a fancy and expensive box set version, so stayed tuned for news about those, too. Link:Neil Young Releases New Covers Album A Letter Home
April 24, 2014 Another day of post record store day restocks which means we have new releases by Nas, Saint Vincent, Real Estate, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Drive By Truckers, and Band Of Horses in stock once again. We also refilled the Modest Mouse, Wu Tang Clan, Tribe Called Quest, Nick Drake, Wilco Radiohead and Smiths Sections along with quite a few others. Here's a video from the new Afghan Whigs lp "Do to the Beast" which is also back in stock. It's a nice day to buy lp's.
Video:The Afghan Whigs - Algiers [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
April 23, 2014 An interesting and eclectic batch of LP restocks are in today Sound Cat--including records from 13th Floor Elevators, Budos Band, Gil Scott-Heron, James Brown, Joe Bataan, Marvin Gaye, Miles Davis, Motorhead, Pink Fairies, Robbie Basho, Sun Ra, Terry Riley, Velvet Underground and a whole lot more, like "No Way Out," a classic garage rock album from Chocolate Watch Band! Video:The Chocolate Watch Band "Are You Gonna Be There (At The Love-In)"
April 22, 2014 New Release Day is a little quiet after the deluge of Record Store Day (we still have some nice leftovers btw), still there are some fine new releases by G. Love, Keb' Mo', Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne, Future, and Neon Trees. Also, there's a archive release of Little Feat Live in Holland 1976 and the first of the Blue Note Jazz Lp reissues which include Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon, Ornette Coleman and Cannonball Adderley. Today also features a new release by the Eels which shows Mark Everett in his usual melancholy mood, here's a track.
Video:EELS - Where I'm From
April 19, 2014 Another Record Store Day is almost over, and it was the best one ever for us here at Sound Cat. Thanks to everyone who stopped in and made it such a great day! It is kind of an overwhelming event, but from our perspective behind the counter, it felt like there was a real positive vibe in the store--so once again, thank you all! It's great to see you on RSD, but we hope it's a fun enough experience that you'll want to come back one of the other 364 days of the year, too. And if you didn't make it in today and you're not celebrating Easter and you're looking for something to do, we will be open on Sunday the usual 12:00-5:00 and we have lots of great records left to check out. Video:Ramones - I Just Want To Have Something To Do
April 19, 2014 Wow, it's been a busy Record Store Day so far here at Sound Cat--thanks to everyone who stopped in today and made it a fun and successful day! But hey, it's not over yet, we've still got a couple hours to go and a fair amount of the RSD exclusive releases still in stock. To mention just two very different but interesting RSD records still here: we've still got copies of the mono reissue of the first Randy Newman album along with a record of rare stuff from punk legends the Pagans. Hope to maybe see some more of you before the end of the day!
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!!
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'