Date: February 24th 2012

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Hey everyone,

It's spring again! And you know what that means. Besides being time for Biz Markie to fall in love, it's also time for the SAVANNAH RECORD FAIR! It will be taking place at the Student Center on March 3rd, and Tonevendor will represent as usual with boxes upon boxes of wonderful wax treats, many of which are unavailable online, and also tons of discounted prices that you won't get online either. Check out more info at http://www.savannahrecordfair.com -- Please stop by and say hello!

Dan
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HUNX-Hairdressers Blues CD (Hardly Art-$10.99)
Hunx (aka Seth Bogart) of Hunx & His Punx/Gravy Train fame is back with a solo album to maximize and flex his power as a stand alone singer/songwriter and pop song virtuoso. Hairdresser Blues is a collection of songs raging from indie pop jingle jangle to bouncing bubble glam and then some. Not only were all of the songs penned by Hunx himself, but the entire album with the exception of the drums, were played by the outrageous frontman. Recorded and produced by Ivan Julian (that famous dude from the Voidoids that produced the Hunx & His Punx lp from 2011 Too Young To Fall In Love).

MEMORYHOUSE-Slideshow Effect CD (Sub Pop-$12.99)
The Slideshow Effect, Memoryhouse's full-length follow up to 2011's The Years EP, finds the band heading toward a new clarity in composition and sound; a more organic direction for artists who are, in their own words, transitioning from a "bedroom recording project" into a fully realized band. They half-seriously refer to their new sound as "Taylor Swift with Built to Spill as her backing band." However The Slideshow Effect might be described, we at Sub Pop truly love it. The album was produced by Abeele, with assistance from friend, collaborator, and bassist Barzin Hassani Rad.

A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS-Onwards to the Wall CD (Dead Oceans-$8.99)
Onwards to the Wall packs every bit of the searing sonic maelstrom listeners have come to expect (nay, demand!) from Brooklyn's A Place To Bury Strangers. Yet, the adroit songcraft that's always been there is brought more the fore, pop hooks are repurposed and more instantly recognizable. Now joined by bassist Dion Lunadon, formerly of The D4, Ackerman has found a crucial companion in pulling timeless melodies from their jet engine textures.

PORCELAIN RAFT-Strange Weekend CD (Secretly Canadian-$11.99)
Strange Weekend is Porcelain Raft's debut record, yet in many ways it's his 156th. Somewhere in New York, Rome, or maybe London, there is a suitcase full of tapes, minidiscs and CDs - days and days worth of music, all of it the result of Mauro Remiddi's 27 years of travels across Europe – from his native Italy to London; of caravanning with the Berlin Youth Circus playing traditional gypsy Klezmer music; of reinterpreting traditional music in North Korea; and of a stint playing piano for an Off Broadway tap dance show. At this point Remiddi has lived three musicians' lifetimes.
Amazingly, Strange Weekend - with deep roots in so many times and places – is an album that beautifully captures the fleeting right now. Remiddi's interest in movement – about capturing a momentary now en route to the next – is apparent; postcards and polaroids of buildings and faces from the street flicker past. The project's genesis lies in this visual imagery. Over the past year, Remiddi has compiled a catalogue of images – gathered from the various nooks and crannies of the internet – that have served as notes, inspiration, context, and a map for Porcelain Raft's music.


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APPLES IN STEREO-Fun Trick Noisemaker 180g LP (Yep Rock-$18.99)
Fun Trick Noisemaker was the first full-length installment in the ongoing musical journey that has grown out of frontman Robert Schneider's infatuation with recording techniques; ranging from four-track bedroom recordings to 100-track studio experiments, to creating new musical scales and mind-controlled synthesizers. Not to mention his ongoing obsession with writing the perfect pop song, a song "that even little kids or your grandparents can sing along with," as Schneider put it at the time. That creative journey continues until this day. But more than just a starting point, Fun Trick Noisemaker stands on its own today as a masterpiece in the indie rock canon, featuring some of the band's most loved and indelible tracks such as: "Green Machine"; "Glow Worm" and "Tidal Wave" (featuring one of the most rip roaring lead guitar lines ever put to wax.)

Yep Roc Records is proud to offer fans the reissue Fun Trick Noisemaker on 180 gram vinyl. These magical tunes seem somehow destined to spin on vinyl, not only as a nod towards the classic artists who inspired their creation, but because even in 1995 The Apples in stereo considered vinyl to be the official medium of release. This special reissue incorporates all of the original artwork and liner notes, with rephotographed paintings by Steve Keene, including a four-color poster insert.

ARCHERS OF LOAF-Vee Vee 180g LP (Merge-$17.99)
The first full-length produced by Bob Weston, Vee Vee was aslight departure from the bombastic noisepop that characterized Archers of Loaf's previous work, and the album's success proved that the band wasn't just a flash in the pan. The album became their best-selling album to date and landed them on the covers of national publications and at the top of college radio charts across the country. "Harnessed in Slums" and "Greatest of All Time" became anthems of the underground and led to successful tours with the Flaming Lips and Weezer and international tours of Europe and Australia.

ANNE BRIGGS-s/t 180g LP (4 Men With Beards-$16.99)
"The first full-length album from the legendary folk singer, originally released in 1971. Anne Briggs was a huge influence on the entire British folk-rock movement, especially other female singers such as Sandy Denny, Jacqui McShee, and Maddy Prior. This album is a strong collection of traditional folk songs and original material and one of the most important releases of the British folk revival. Despite the fact that Briggs had been on the folk scene since the early '60s this was her first full-length effort, delayed by erratic behavior and studio fears, and she would record only two more records before dropping off the scene entirely. Thankfully we have this, her first and strongest record, reissued with the original artwork."

ANNE BRIGGS-The Time Has Come 180g LP (4 Men With Beards-$16.99)
"One of the most important figures of the British folk revival of the 1960s, Anne Briggs was a huge influence on such luminaries as Sandy Denny, Maddy Prior and Linda Thompson. This is her second full-length, originally released in 1971. Unlike previous releases which contained mostly traditional songs with little or no accompaniment, this album features many self-penned numbers as well as a few contemporary covers with Briggs playing guitar and bouzouki. Briggs only released two albums and a handful of singles/EPs before retiring from the music business, making this reissue an important document of the British folk revival."

DE LA SOUL-De La Soul is Dead 180g LP (4 Men With Beards-$16.99)
"De La Soul's second album, originally released in 1991, was initially received poorly by the press and their fans due to its immediate rejection of the 'daisy-age' image created by their debut LP. In the years since, however, it has come to be accepted as a stone classic that may even surpass the feel-good jams of Three Feet High And Rising with its expansive scope and more diverse subject matter (drug addiction, incest, poseurs, in addition to the more expected, light-hearted material). Prince Paul's production is, again, nothing short of brilliant and Plug's 1, 2 and 3 bring the flow that has made them, rightfully, hip-hop legends."

DURUTTI COLUMN-LC 180g LP (4 Men With Beards-$16.99)
"The second Durutti Column album, originally released on Factory Records in 1981, marked the departure of producer Martin Hannett (Joy Division, Buzzcocks) and the addition of drummer Bruce Mitchell, who would remain a longtime collaborator with chief member, guitarist Vini Reilly. LC is as powerful as the debut, a fantastic collection of guitar excursions that transcend genre. This is also the first album to feature Reilly's speak-sing vocal style on a number of songs (including 'The Missing Boy' a tribute to the recently deceased leader of Joy Division, Ian Curtis). Another stellar album."

FILM SCHOOL-Fission LP (High Speed Soul-$13.99)
Not often do you find a band who has experienced success, yet still has the desire to explore new sonic directions. Film School, a band who released two critically acclaimed albums on Beggars Banquet, felt like mixing things up a bit this time around. Fission is an album of clarity, energy, and change. One of the most notable differences on this album is the more prominent vocal presence of bassist Lorelei Plotczyk. The result is a dynamic mix of songwriting by Bertens, Plotczyk and Ruck, with help from guitarist Dave Dupuis and drummer James Smith.

FIRST AID KIT-The Lion's Roar LP (Wichita-$18.99)
Digital download card included! Swedish sisters First Aid Kit have gone from faraway teenage fans covering Fleet Foxes for fun to recording a Blue Series 7-Inch single of Buffy Sainte- Marie's "Universal Soldier" with Jack White in his Nashville, TN Third Man Studios. Originally signed by The Knife owned label, Rabid Records, Wichita Recordings signed them in 2009 and released their debut LP The Big Black and the Blue in early 2010. Their sophomore album was recorded in spring 2011 in Omaha, NE produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Jenny Lewis, Monsters of Folk). From the dynamic title track onwards, the sophomore album is a rich and stirring affair that expands upon the keen and sophisticated country tinged pop of their critically acclaimed debut. The Lion's Roar is a full band record, the girls' father Benkt takes the bass, Mattias Bergqvist drums, while Mogis and Nate Walcott of Bright Eyes, and a cast of Omaha-based musicians round out the sound. Album closer, 'King of the
World' features The Felice Brothers, just passing through town during the session, and local hero Conor Oberst, who sings the last verse.

FLIPPER-Album - Generic Flipper 180g LP (4 Men With Beards-$16.99)
"The first record from San Francisco's legendary Flipper, originally released in 1982. Post-hardcore? Post-punk? Art-rock? Despite being a part of SF's punk scene Flipper were really only punk in spirit, eschewing conventions and making no concessions. Sludgy, distorted, atonal, noise rock jams that sound as urgent and heavy as they must have 25 years ago. A huge influence on bands such as Nirvana (their current lineup includes Krist Novoselic on bass) and The Melvins. Album - Generic Flipper contains the classics 'Sex Bomb,' and 'Life.'" 180 gram vinyl.

SERGE GAINSBOURG & BRIGITTE BARDOT-Bonnie & Clyde 180g LP (4 Men With Beards-$16.99)
180 gram vinyl. "Featuring a couple of duets, some Bardot-sung, Gainsbourg-penned numbers, and a number of Serge-only tunes, this is not, technically, a completely collaborative record. It is, however, one of Gainsbourg's finest releases featuring a wide range of styles from moody, funky French-pop ('Bonnie And Clyde'), to barroom piano jazz ('Bubble Gum'), to Afro-Caribbean rhythms ('Pauvre Lola' and 'Baudelaire'), to the swinging '60s pop he was most known for at the time ('Docteur Jeckyll et Monsieur Hyde'). A classic from these two French heroes (originally released in 1968)."

SERGE GAINSBOURG-Gainsbourg Percussions 180g LP (4 Men With Beards-$16.99)
"Serge's sixth full length originally released in 1964 is one of those records that will totally blow you away since this is the first ethno pop album ever. Sure, there's the odd jazzy piece, but this is Afrobeat with a capital A, all percussions and drums and in-your-face female backing singers all topped off by Gainsbourg's smoky and dark vocals: Gainsbourg Percussions was by far Serge's weirdest album up to that point. Recorded with French jazz great Alain Gouraguer, Gainsbourg Percussions include the hits 'New York USA' and 'Couleur Café.' Essential Gainsbourg." On 180 gram vinyl.

JESUS AND MARY CHAIN-Automatic 180g LP (Plain-$16.99)
"1989's Automatic is the third album from this Glasgow alternative rock institution and was engineered by Alan Moulder. At this point in their career, J&MC was essentially a duo -- brothers Jim and William Reid and a drum machine. The dark, twisted pop -- sometimes soaked in feedback, sometimes pounded out with drum-machine backing -- of Automatic contains their most successful single up to that point, 'Head On' (later covered by the Pixies). Pitchfork wrote in 2006: 'Conventional wisdom wrongly calls this the dud. With the band reduced to the brothers only, things go artificial: the drum machine is foregrounded, the bass is played on keyboards, the feedback's on vacation. In that space, the Reids take their biggest shot at doing full-on pop, something that feels like a career peak.'" On 180 gram vinyl, housed in a full-color gatefold sleeve.

JESUS AND MARY CHAIN-Honey's Dead 180g LP (Plain-$16.99)
"Released in 1992, Honey's Dead is the fourth studio album by Scottish brothers Jim and William Reid. The title refers to one of the band's early hits, 'Just Like Honey,' and the complete departure from their earlier musical style. Honey's Dead was recorded and mixed in the band's London studio with famed engineers Alan Moulder and Flood. Alternative radio stations picked up 'Far Gone And Out,' which remains one of the band's most popular singles to date while the album's first single 'Reverence' attracted some controversy for the lyrics 'I want to die just like Jesus Christ,' and 'I want to die just like JFK.'" 180 gram vinyl.

MEMORYHOUSE-Slideshow Effect LP (Sub Pop-$14.99)
See CD description above!

MOUNT EERIE-Distorted Cymbals 7" (K-$6.99)
Phil Elverum, in his many musical incarnations, is a collector of sounds, so his Mount Eerie single "Distorted Cymbals" fits in perfectly with the Dub Narcotic Disco Plate catalogue. Recorded with Calvin Johnson (Selector Dub Narcotics) in the Dub Narcotic studio, this collectable 7" has been called one of Phil's more cogent projects by Calvin, and is a wonderful collaboration between two musical savants.

PASTELS-Up For a Bit With the Pastels 180g LP (Fire-$16.99)
"Combining classic '60s pop with the D.I.Y. ethos of punk, Up For A Bit With The Pastels is the band's mysterious and exciting debut album. Originally released by Glass Records in 1987, this is a hugely influential album and a must have for fans of bands like Belle & Sebastian and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. Despite being hailed by the likes of Kurt Cobain and Sonic Youth, The Pastels seem to have been condemned to be a band's band forever: as one of their later album tracks says, an 'unfair kind of fame.'" 180 gram vinyl.

PORCELAIN RAFT-Strange Weekend LP (Secretly Canadian-$12.99)
Limited edition on white vinyl. See CD description above.

RADIO BIRDMAN-Radios Appear 180g LP (4 Men With Beards-$16.99)
"Originally released in 1977, Radios Appear, is the debut album from one of most important Australian bands of all time. Though they are often lumped in with the punk-rock sound of their contemporaries in London and New York, they actually owe more to the earlier sounds of Detroit, specifically the Stooges and the MC5. Their debut is a scorching piece of snotty rock and roll unparalleled in their country or beyond."

REAL ESTATE-Days LP (Domino-$17.99)
Days is a gorgeous suite of timelessly melodic, achingly melancholy pop songs and a delightfully confident follow up to 2009's exceptionally well received eponymous debut.

SWELL MAPS-A Trip to Marineville LP+7" (Secretly Canadian-$13.99)
Noisy and experimental, Britain's Swell Maps experienced little commercial success during the course of their chaotic career, but in hindsight they stand as one of the pivotal acts of the new wave: not only was the group an acknowledged inspiration to the likes of Sonic Youth and Pavement, but their alumni - most notably brothers Nikki Sudden and Epic Soundtracks - continued on as key players in the underground music community. Although Sudden (vocals/guitar) and Soundtracks (piano/drums) formed the first incarnation of the Swell Maps as far back as 1972, the group did not begin to truly take shape until 1976, when the siblings enlisted bassist Jowe Head and guitarist Richard Earl. In the spirit of punk's "do-it-yourself" mentality, they formed their own label, Rather Records, and issued their debut single - the brief, jarring "Read About Seymour" - in the early weeks of 1978. Local media support soon won the group a distribution pact with Rough Trade, but they did not resurf
ace until over a year later with the single "Dresden Style."

SWELL MAPS-Jane From Occupied Europe LP (Secretly Canadian-$13.99)
In mid-1979, the Swell Maps released their full-length debut A Trip to Marineville, a crazy-quilt of punk energy and Krautrock-influenced clatter. After the release of the speaker-shredding single "Let's Build a Car," the group recorded one final studio LP, Jane from Occupied Europe, before breaking up. Each of the members followed their own career paths, playing solo and forming bands: Sudden formed the Jacobites, Soundtracks joined Crime and the City Solution, and Head played with the Television Personalities. - Jason Ankeny Each album has been remastered, includes liner notes and unreleased photos as well as bonus tracks not available on previous versions of these albums.

TORTOISE-Standards LP (Thrill Jockey-$16.99)
Comes with a digital download card! 2001 : Following the massive success of their 1998 album TNT, Tortoise delivered Standards. In and out of print over the past decade we are happy to finally give everyone what they have been asking for - Standards on vinyl again! Pressed on high quality virgin vinyl with the original heavy duty artworked inner sleeve and custom silk-screened PVC outer bag. The tunes on Standards are direct and immediate, yet they maintain the exploratory edge that has always characterized the group's output. The fusion of instrumental sounds (electric, acoustic, and synthesized) is subtle and subversive. Similarly, the group's fluency within the studio environment gives the finished work a quality that alternates between artifice and reality. Whilst TNT was constructed in the studio using segments recorded, improvised or altered electronically, the Standards sessions began after a period of rehearsal and composition. The contrast, simply stated, is that the
studio was used extensively as a compositional tool for TNT, whereas with Standards it was used predominantly as tool to realize and enhance the existing new compositions. The studio does not impose itself on the recording to the same degree we witnessed on TNT, and the resulting record is in many ways reminiscent of their unadorned self-titled debut.


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JULIANNA BARWICK-The Magic Place LP
BIG STAR-Third / Sister Lovers LP
BLACK KEYS-The Big Come Up LP
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE-Narrow Stairs 180g LP
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE-Plans 180g 2xLP
DINOSAUR JR-Dinosaur LP
DINOSAUR JR-Bug LP
DINOSAUR JR-You're Living All Over Me LP
DO MAKE SAY THINK-You You're A History In Rust LP
DO MAKE SAY THINK-Goodbye Enemy Airship LP
EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY-Take Care, Take Care Take Care 2xLP
EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY-The Earth is Not... 2xLP
GLO-WORM-Travelogue 7"
SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS-100 Days, 100 Nights LP
SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS-Naturally LP
KORALLREVEN-An Album By... CD
MARK LANEGAN-Bubblegum LP
MARK LANEGAN-Blues Funeral 2xLP
LOW-I Could Live in Hope 2xLP
MAGNOLIA ELECTRIC CO.-Soujourner 4xCD+DVD BOX SET
MAGNOLIA ELECTRIC CO.-Trials and Errors 2xLP
NINA NASTASIA-Outlaster LP
RIDE-Nowhere 180g LP
THE SAINTS-I'm Stranded LP
SPACEMEN 3-Walkin With Jesus 12"
SPACEMEN 3-Transparent Radiation 12"
SPACEMEN 3-Take Me To the Other Side 12"
SUFJAN STEVENS-Michigan LP
TALLEST MAN ON EARTH-Shallow Grave LP
TELEVISION PERSONALITIES-And Don't the Kids Just Love It LP
TELEVISION PERSONALITIES-Mummy You're Not Watching Me LP
ZOLA JESUS-The Spoils LP
ZOLA JESUS-Conatus LP
THE ZOMBIES-Odessey and Oracle LP


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