Sound Cat Records

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News From Sound Cat

July 31, 2014
I said i had a little more to squawk about and damn if I wasn't kidding. We got the copies of the New Mojo Mag with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young on the cover. Also, Mike from Mind Cure dropped off copies of the new Beagle Brothers 7". More stuff includes copies of Old Crow Medicine Show as finally some more copies of the The Swans "To Be Kind" Come check things out.
Wire - Reuters (with lyrics) July 31, 2014
What a fantastic day to buy a used lp, and fortunate for yous out in webland i just filled the used bins. New to the used today includes lps from the Brothers Grand, Chris Corsano & Ben Chasny, Crime, The Cure, Dosh, The Folk Devils, Jonas Gwangwa, Ice Age, Dan Melchoir, MV & EE, The Non-Commissioned Officers, The Replacements, Sleaze, Joe Tex, Thin Lizzy, The Wipers & Wire. I also put out a ton of $4-$6 lps or will be at some point soon. Stay tuned i got more to squawk about soon.
Video: Wire - Reuters (with lyrics)
TOBACCO - father sister berzerker July 30, 2014
Lots of great new and restock lps from the folks at Secretly Canadian today! So plenty of stuff from artists like Godspeed You Black Emperor, Cleaners From Venus, Circulatory System, Sufjan Stevens, The Bats, Tycho, Tobacco, Bon Iver, Dinosaur Jr, The War on Drugs, Young Widows, Songs: Ohia, Zola Jesus and More! Here's a track from the new Tobacco disc!
Video: TOBACCO - father sister berzerker
Shabazz Palaces - They Come In Gold (not the video) July 29, 2014
Another new release day comes to The Cat! In stock today are new disc by Jenny Lewis, Tom Petty (no lp yet but soon), Shabazz Palaces, Jungle, Star Death & the White Dwarfs, Sbttkt and Eric Claptons JJ Cale Tribute "The Breeze." There's also another round of Blue Note and Prestige lp reissues by Donald Byrd, Kenny Dorham, Kenny Burrell, Jackie McLean and Oliver Nelson. Other items of note include a reissue of 3rd Bass "The Cactus Album" as well as The Cocteau Twins "Blue Bell Knoll." The movie "Finding Fela" has it's sountrack released today and the there Takuya Kuroda who is a relatively new Blue Note artist, his album "Rising Son" makes it's debut on lp. Here's a track from the Shabazz Palaces which is getting rave reviews.
Video: Shabazz Palaces - They Come In Gold (not the video)
July 25, 2014
I'm just settling in with the Forced Exposure order, which means we have the latest Wire and Flashback magazine in stock. Also in stock are a bevy of other bits or esoterica by Fennesz, Tom Carter, Peter Brotzman, Oval, The Wipers, Built to Spill, Demdike Stare, William Burroughs, Sun Ra, Horace Andy, Richard Bishop as well as a few nice new Light in the Attic Comps and more. I advise you to peek through the off genres (ie not rock) next time your in.
Merge 25: The 25 Best Records on Merge, Year by Year July 25, 2014
I mentioned earlier this week we have a Merge Record Backpack to giveaway (filled with lps, cds cassette and book )as part of the Merge 25th Anniversary Celebration. This article reflects on those 25 years with some of Merge's classic releases and was brought to my attention by Jennifer Baron currently of The Garment District (formerly of The Ladybug Transistor who made honorable mention for 1999's "Albemarle Sound") and is really comprehensive. Nice to see Sound Cat's fearless leader Karl Hendricks also get a mention for 1996's "For A While, It Was Funny." Do some reading folks, how many of these classic platters do you have?
Link: Merge 25: The 25 Best Records on Merge, Year by Year
Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Day July 24, 2014
Thursday, or at least this Thursday, is all about the restocks! Tons of catalog lp's and a few cd's in stock now by the Black Sabbath, Portishead, Led Zeppelin, Lana Del Rey, Sharon Van Etten, Television, Big Star, Bright Eyes, Pavement, Pixies, Yo La Tengo, Cat Power, Kurt Vile, St. Vincent and much more. This song feels appropriate for the afternoon, for the breeze, for the sunshine and all the things that follow them.
Video: Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Day
Shaft (1971) - Opening Credit July 24, 2014
I worked tirelessly yesterday to make sure the Used Lp bin was full once again this beautiful Thursday morning-ish so get excited people! New to the used bin today are lps by Acid Mothers Temple, Art Ensemble of Chicago, The Beacon Street Union. Bongwater, Rusty Bryant, Burning Spear, Jaki Byard, Caribou, Larry Coryell, Daily Void, Spencer Davis Group, Johnny Griffin. Roland Hanna, Isaac Hayes, Jens Lekman, Phil Ochs, Pet Shop Boys , Mike Russo, Saint Vitus, Sex Vid, Walls, Wimp Factor 14 and a whole bunch more. Here's a track to peak your interest.
Video: Shaft (1971) - Opening Credit
July 22, 2014
This may look like an ordinary backpack but as you can tell from the insignia its actually a Merge Records backpack and it could be yours for FREE! As you may know Merge is celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year, this backpack contains some stickers, buttons, 3 cds, 1 tape and two lps by current Merge Artists as well as the Merge Companion Book. There are entry forms on the counter here at The Cat, we'll leave the contest open for the next two weeks, so stop on by and fill out an entry maybe you win some cool stuff.

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