Date: January 9th 2012

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Hey Y'all,

A small-ish update for the week to indulge in, but some exciting new jams coming next week, like the new album from THE BIG PINK and HOWLER, plus a ridiculously low-priced LP sampler from Matador (like, less than 2 bucks). Some other random stuff too on its way. Meanwhile, dig in. Some sweet rarities that are back in print / back in stock too (Magnolia Electric Co, Microphones, Meg Baird, etc.)

Happy New Year!


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FLEETING JOYS-Despondent Transponder LP (Fat People are Harder to Kidnap / Only Forever-$19.99)
NOW AVAILABLE ON VINYL!! Limited Norwegian-vinyl import. For fans of: Serena Maneesh, Amusement Parks on Fire, My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver, Autolux, M83, Slowdive, Stereolab, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Medicine, Cocteau Twins, Joy Division, The Cure, Spacemen 3, Ride, The Jesus And Mary Chain, The Smiths, Sonic Youth, shoegazer, dreampop, etc etc.
Fleeting Joys transcends the current sea of musical mediocrity by offering their iridescent waves of glittering sound that swirl effortlessly with gorgeous, intimate melody. This is the aural landscape of mind bending ecstasy and shattering heartbreak. This is magic-soulful.
The center of this phenomenon is John and Rorika who met because of a mutual love of music. Their collaboration evolved into a whole that is far greater than the sum of its parts. Flavors of My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver, The Cocteau Twins and Sonic Youth are there, but don't fully explain this shimmering anomaly.
Their debut album despondent transponder was written, performed, recorded and mixed by this DIY duo from Sacramento, California called Fleeting Joys. Brilliant Californian drummer Matt McCord lends his skills to the project. After hearing despondent transponder, legendary Swervedriver drummer, Jez, has pegged the duo for collaboration on their next release.
While appreciating the comparisons to My Bloody Valentine, it has never been the goal of Fleeting Joys to imitate what they admire. "It is merely a starting point to expand from, experiment with, and go from here. We simply love the experience of being drenched in crashing waves of beautifully distorted chords!" It's from this love that the song-crafting of despondent transponder answers the pop vs. noise riddle with catchy, at times - even happy - melodies and crashing instrumentals that rip through like a cyclone tearing up a trailerpark.

A SHORELINE DREAM-Losing Them All to this Time CD (Latenight Weeknight-$11.99)
BACK IN STOCK!! A Shoreline Dream has been best described as creating "melodipsych night music" by combining lush sampled textures, waves of crashing guitars and a wall of vocals layered like a synth, similar in vein to bands such as Cocteau Twins, Porcupine Tree and Sigur Rós. Originating & recording in Denver, Colorado, through the years they have joined forces with German Mastermind Ulrich Schnauss and Mark Kramer (Low / Joy Zipper / Galaxie 500) on numerous releases, including their sophomore LP "Recollections of Memory", the "neverChanger" EP, and their 2011 single titled "London", which was written while singer Ryan Policky was on a visit to Ulrich's studio...
After six years of self promotion through their own home brewed label "latenight weeknight records" the band found themselves branching in directions of experimental sound and recording techniques, utilizing their home studio to it's full potential. Every release to date has been fully in their control, with each track given as much love as the last, and every room in the home used in one way or another during the recording process. 2010 brought on multiple festival dates, including a featured slot at SXSW and Midpoint Music Festival. Later, in the fall, A Shoreline Dream opened for the legends of shoegaze, Chapterhouse, after coordinating the date with the band in London. This was Chapterhouse's last show of their reunion tour while out in San Francisco, and quite possibly their last show ever.
After finalizing and releasing their sonic version of the Fleetwood Mac classic "The Chain", a single released digitally in early 2011, a shoreline dream has recently completed their third LP titled "losing them all to this time", which has been two years in the making. The album tells the story of how easy it is for us all to lose track of time, and the realization that every good relationship and lifespan... eventually comes to an end.


GOLDMUND-All Will Prosper CD (Western Vinyl-$11.99)
All Will Prosper, Keith Kenniff's latest album under the Goldmund moniker, is a collection of 14 traditional Civil War-era folk songs and one contemporary track "Asoken Farewell." Kenniff has always been a student of Civil War history and culture. From the Ken Burns documentary series on PBS to Bill Carothers' solo piano album The Blues and The Greys, he has studied and enjoyed the music that tied friends and families together in a time when the nation was being torn apart. Recorded over a period of 5 years in various houses in Massachusetts, Oregon, and North Carolina, Kenniff's arrangements feel fresh and intimate, while retaining the wistful charms and timeless appeal of the originals. In part the album's intimacy is created by his recording technique. With the top of the piano left completely open, microphones were placed close enough to capture the mechanical movement of the keys being pressed and the pedals squeaking. Similarly the acoustic guitar is close-mic'd, tracin
g the sounds of his fingers scraping and plucking the metal strings. The result creates a rich, almost hyper-real environment, where the tiniest details are magnified and brought to the surface.

KORALLREVEN-An Album By Korallreven CD (Acephale-$10.99)
Now in on CD! After their introduction to the world through the singles The Truest Faith and Honey Mine the partnership of Marcus Joons and Daniel Tjader (also of The Radio Dept) presents its debut album, An Album By Korallreven. The project was conceived after Joons returned from an extended trip to Samoa where he found inspiration in the local choirs. Mesmerized by the South Pacific and the exhilaration of travel, he shared his newfound passion with Tjader and a partnership was born. The result is a journey through influences as far flung as Southern Rap, Dreampop, Reggae, and Minimal Techno, among many others. The glittering production focuses on melodic evolution rather than structure; lush, dubbed-out instrumentals (Loved-Up) perfectly complement trance-pop vocal cuts (Keep Your Eyes Shut & Comin' Closer). Joining the duo are a host of collaborators including Victoria Bergsman and Julianna Barwick. Bergsman, who contributed her dulcet vocals to Honey Mine, returns with t
he swirling meditation of Pago Pago and the anthemic As Young As Yesterday. With Samoan choirs being a major influence on the record, who would be better to enlist than Julianna Barwick? Here, her loop-based vocal soundscape on Sa Sa Samoa builds from a choir of one to an ecstatic eruption.


CRYSTAL STILTS-Radiant Door 12" (Sacred Bones-$11.99)
Sacred Bones is elated to present a new EP from a NY band that has been very near and dear to our hearts for many years now-- Crystal Stilts. Recorded in early 2011 by Gary Olson, with the band's guitarist JB Townsend producing, Radiant Door unveils some of the Stilts' most dynamic recordings to date, and features the beguiling blend of romanticism and mystery that one expects from singer and lyricist Brad Hargett. This has been a remarkable year for the band, including the release of their sophomore full-length, In Love With Oblivion, to rave reviews, and almost continual touring since. Fall plans consist mostly of staying close to home and working on new material, with some additional US and European touring scheduled for November. Opening track "Dark Eyes" may be their strongest song to date, unshackling them from their fuzzy reputation, which even at its heaviest could never obscure one from this bands dexterous song-craft.

FUCKED UP / SERENA-MANEESH - Here Lies Are / Opium Priest Split 12" (Splendour-$10.99)
An unlikely VINYL split it might seem, to some ears at least, but as far as we're concerned, tough to go wrong with these 2 bands! Fucked Up give us a short blast of totally epic progressive punk rock, the way only they can do it. If only all punk rock was this weird, cool, & good. Norwegian drug/drone/space rock combo Serena-Maneesh counter with another jam of their twisted druggy psychedelic weirdness, equal parts droned out space rock, indie jangle, brooding dark drones, & totally twisted avant experimentalism.

GOLDMUND-All Will Prosper LP (Western Vinyl-$13.99)
See CD description above!

FRED MCDOWELL-Alan Lomax Recortdings LP (Mississippi-$13.99)
His first recordings helmed by the legendary Alan Lomax in '59. Recorded by Alan Lomax in 1959.Ê12 songs that highlight the depth of his repetoire - from droning & hypnotic versions of songs that later became blues standards such as "Shake Em On Down" & "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"Ê to his deeply felt renditions of spirituals like "Keep Your Lamp Trimmed & Burning" . Accompanied at times by some amazing hair comb playing & beautiful backup vocals. Liner notes by Nathan Salsburg.

MT. EGYPT-III LP (Secret Seven-$13.99)
Recommended!! Repress, Limited to 150 hand-numbered copies. After releasing two albums, two 7"s and touring with artists such as The Flaming Lips, Band of Horses, Willie Nelson, and Cat Power, songwriter Travis Graves (aka Mt. Egypt) went into the studio to record his third album. These are the first Mt. Egypt recordings to surface in a long while and the debut release from the fledgling San Francisco vinyl only label, Secret Seven. Sparingly titled III Mt. Egypt's third album is delicately hewn from his life experiences and obsessions. Emphasis here lies on his love of nature, family, friends, and love itself. Simple, sparse, and insightful, Graves' beautiful yet fragile voice evokes a similar mood to that of Neil Young and Alex Chilton. Recommended for listeners of Jason Molina, Will Oldham and Cass McCombs.

SPACEMEN 3-Sound of Confusion LP (Fire-$19.99)
Originally released on Glass in 1986, this is the debut album from the Spacemen 3 led by Sonic Boom (SPECTRUM) & Jason Pierce (SPIRITUALIZED). Featuring covers of 13th Floor Elevators, The Stooges, & Juicy Lucy amongst some originals, this is the band's 1st foray into the deep, stoned, trance-inducing, psychedelic sound they would master on later albums

TALLEST MAN ON EARTH-Shallow Grave LP (Gravitation-$12.99)
The Tallest Man on Earth released one of 2008's most powerful records, one that Pitchfork praised, calling Kristian Matsson "a natural-born folksinger, earnest, clever, and comforting." Shallow Grave could not have been more simple, just Matsson's commanding vocals with an acoustic guitar or banjo, recorded at his home in Dalarna, Sweden. Although the album was released on the Swedish label Gravitation without the help of widespread distribution, the story of The Tallest Man on Earth spread far and wide through word of mouth. In April 2010 The Tallest Man on Earth released the critically acclaimed album The Wild Hunt and has played dozens of sold-out shows on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, Gravitation is pleased to make Shallow Grave widely available on vinyl for the first time.

"A Winged Victory For the Sullen" is the first installment of the new collaboration between STARS OF THE LID member Adam Wiltzie & composer Dustin O'Halloran. Their secret to harvesting new melodic structures from the thin air of existence was for the duo to push themselves to live dangerously, realizing that clear thinking at the wrong moment could stifle the compositions. The final result is seven landscapes of harmonic replicating ingemination. Notable guest musicians include Icelandic cellist Hildur Gudnadottir, & violinist Peter Broderick. This is not a side project. This is the future of the late night record you have always dreamed of.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-Brass Pins & Match Heads LP (Mississippi-$14.99)
Compilation of deep 78's from all over the world - India, Iran, Anatolia, Portugal, Switzerland, Greece, Macedonia, Spain, America & more. Compiled by Ian Nagoski as sort of a sequel to the "String of Pearls" compilation put out a couple years back. Beautiful austere performances by master instrumentalists & vocalists. Comes w/ four pages of liner notes & tip on old school cover.


BLUE CHEER-Summertime Blues / Out of Focus (Philips-$4.99)
VG+ condition. No PS, but comes in original generic Philips paper sleeve!

KALEIDOSCOPE / FAIRFIELD PARLOUT - Please Listen to The Pictures: The BBC Sessions 2xLP (Circle-$49.99)
NM/NM - played once!


MEG BAIRD-Dear Companion LP
BESNARD LAKES-Are the Dark Horse CD
BLACK FLAG-Six Pack 12"
GOLDMUND-Two Point Discrimination CD
HORRORS-Primary Colors 2xLP
KORALLREVEN-An Album By Korallreven LP
JENS LEKMAN-When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog LP
JENS LEKMAN-Night Falls Over Kortadala LP
MINUTEMEN-What Makes a Man Start Fires LP
MODEST MOUSE-Sad Sappy Sucker LP
MODEST MOUSE-The Fruit That Ate Itself LP
PAVEMENT-Slanted, Crooked, Brighten, Terror 120g LPs
SHELLAC-At Action Park LP
SOFT CIRCLE-Shore Obsessed LP
V/A-Ishilan-n-Tenere LP
V/A-Last Time Around LP
V/A-Mata La Pena LP

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