Sound Cat Records

4526 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15224

(412) 621-3256

Hours:

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

News From Sound Cat

Wesley February 10, 2016
In stock now at Sound Cat: Kendrick Lamar, "To Pimp a Butterfly" LP. It took a while, but finally...a favorite of 2015 is in stock on vinyl for the first time here at the store. If you've been looking for it, now's your chance, and in the meantime, here's the album's first track to listen to...
Video: Wesley's Theory
The Waist and the Knees Game Theory February 8, 2016
Now playing at Sound Cat: Game Theory, "Lolita Nation." I always thought Game Theory's 1987 album deserved to at least be in the conversation when it comes to classic double albums from the '80s like "Double Nickels...," "Zen Arcade" and "Daydream Nation." Unlike those records, though, it's been more or less out of print for a long time, so Omnivore's recent 2CD or 2LP reissue is pretty welcome. If you haven't heard the album before, it's worth checking out, and the CD version comes with an extra disc of bonus tracks (the bonus tracks are a download with the vinyl). The bonus stuff is a cool selection of demos and radio sessions, with many covers of artists like the Stooges, Elvis Costello, Joy Division, The Smiths, Bowie and others that give you a good idea of where Scott Miller & Co. were coming from.
Video: The Waist and the Knees Game Theory
DIIV - Dopamine (Official Single) February 5, 2016
It's New Release Day at The Cat! New on lp today are lp's from Diiv, Lucinda Williams and Dr. Dog with a reissue of the first Grimes Lp. On Cd today there are releases by Lucinda Williams, Dr. Dog, The London Suede, Diiv, Luther Dickinson, Freakwater, and The Cult with reissues by Quicksilver Messenger Service, Game Theory, Ralph Stanley and a nice comp from 3rd man of Greek Traditional Music called "Why the Mountains Are Black." Here's a track from Diiv
Video: DIIV - Dopamine (Official Single)
Timeline Photos February 3, 2016
The February issue of Mojo is finally here at Sound Cat, a little late but at least it seems like one worth waiting for. There are some pretty good articles on early punk, Courtney Barnett and Neil Young's "Ditch Trilogy" and a really enjoyable bonus CD of pre-punk stuff!
Link: Timeline Photos
African Head Charge - Bazaar February 3, 2016
It's been a good start to the week here at Sound Cat, as far as new-ish and restocked LPs go. We just got in a wide-ranging batch of records from the likes of African Head Charge, Besnard Lakes, Big Black, Courtney Barnett, Mac Demarco, J Dilla, Dinosaur Jr., Florence & The Machine, Eleanor Friedberger, The Jesus Lizard, Kendrick Lamar, MF Doom, Sufjan Stevens, Talk Talk, Tall Dwarfs, Tame Impala and more! Get out into this warm February afternoon and come have a look. In the meantime, it also seems like a good afternoon for some ambient dub from African Head Charge...
Video: African Head Charge - Bazaar
Bill Frisell - When You Wish Upon a Star January 29, 2016
It's New Release Day at The Cat! New today on lp are releases by Black Tusk, Bloc Party and The Tedeschi/Trucks Band. On Cd we have releases by Dr. Lonnie Smith, Sia, Bill Frisell, Bloc Party, Dream Theater, Deerhoof and The Tedeschi Trucks Band. Here's a track from the new Bill Frisell.
Video: Bill Frisell - When You Wish Upon a Star
The Shins-"Know Your Onion!" from "Oh, Inverted World" January 26, 2016
Sub Pop--from Earth to the The Shins, it's a record label that covers a lot of bases. And we just got in a big LP restock from Sub Pop that also covers a lot of bases, with records back in the bins from Nirvana, Ugly Casanova, Iron and Wine, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Blitzen Trapper, Beach House, The Head and the Heart, Sleater-Kinney, Shearwater, Father John Misty, and of course the aforementioned Earth and The Shins.
Video: The Shins-"Know Your Onion!" from "Oh, Inverted World"
David Bowie - Girl Loves Me January 26, 2016
Back in stock today at Sound Cat: David Bowie, "Blackstar" CD. Bowie's final album is a bittersweet listen, but it's also a great album, with Bowie changing even in his last work. The vinyl, unfortunately, is not back yet, but we're working on it! In the meantime, though, we are pleased to let you know that the CD is back in for those of you who've been waiting for "Blackstar" on disc.
Video: David Bowie - Girl Loves Me
Peter Brötzmann - Tell a Green Man January 25, 2016
The new issue of Wire magazine is here at Sound Cat now, with Alan & Sir Richard Bishop on the cover and some other cool stuff (like a This Heat primer) inside. Should be a good read, perhaps while listening to one of the interesting records that arrived in our Forced Exposure order along with the magazine. We got LPs from Cluster, Disappears, Faust, Halo of Flies, KMD, Les Rallizes Denudes, Stick Men With Ray Guns, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, and more, like an expensive but really nicely done reissue of Peter Brotzmann's "Nipples." Come have a look, but in the meantime, here's some free jazz to clear your heads with...
Video: Peter Brötzmann - Tell a Green Man
Black Sabbath - Children Of The Grave (Alternative Lyrics) January 25, 2016
With all of the new releases and reissues showing up at Sound Cat late last week, here's a post to make sure the Black Sabbath deluxe editions don't get lost in the shuffle. The first three classic albums along with the smokin' live compilation "Past Lives" are now all available as Double CDs and Double LPs, the studio albums all with an extra disc or LP of bonus stuff. The individual CDs haven't been remastered (in the U.S.) in a very long time, and the bonus material hasn't been on vinyl before, so they're pretty cool releases whatever format you're into. And as with the Zeppelin reissues from last year, the bonus tracks may appeal mostly to big fans, but with Sabbath, who isn't?
Video: Black Sabbath - Children Of The Grave (Alternative Lyrics)

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