What’s New @ PP

Scattered TreesSympathy

A deep, heart-wrenching, lyrically driven album. Stripped down and to the point, but with beautiful, unique sounds throughout. A truly therapeutic and emotional album. Watch this video and try not to laugh.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2faowUp93s

 

The HorrorsSkying

This album verges on the side of trippy. Lots of synths and filters here, paired with some very airy vocals. Reminiscent of some 80s classics. Nice touches  of feedback and reverb sprinkled in. Take a look at this cool vid!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJQk0jDZx8o

 

Archers of LoafIcky Mettle

This reissue is packed with all the short, catchy tunes you may or may not have listened to back in yester-year. Lo-fi and nostalgic – it’s alt. rock at it’s best. Very garage-y and fuzzy. Don’t miss it this time around! (check out this old-school video below, it’s an oldie but a goodie!)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnIBBbWFJ38

 

New Metal

Here’s some new stuff in the Headbanger listening station. Come in and check it out!

PestilenceDoctrine
These Dutch tech death behemoths have been at it a long time. Doctrine is the much anticipated follow up to their 2009 comeback release Resurrection Macabre. Here, we see them changing their style up a bit, notably in the vocal department, where Patrick Mameli explores the extent of what his voice can do. It’s a nice breath of fresh for a band that’s been around 20+ years.

Check this out if you like Immolation, Atheist, and Deicide

STAFF RECOMMENDED

SepulturaKairos
A mainstay (or rather, the centerpiece) of the Brazilian metal scene, Sepultura have been making music consistently since 1986, never skipping a beat. Kairos continues where A-Lex left off, but also acts as an exploration into the band’s 25-year history. Fans of any of the band’s eras, from the death metal of the ’80s to Cavalera’s leadership, will find something to enjoy in this one.

Check this out if you like Soulfly, Machine Head, and Pantera

 

TriviumIn Waves
Most metalheads have either a love or hate relationship with Trivium. They are, for all intents and purposes, entry-level metal, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be good. For newbies to the genre, In Waves (and the rest of their catalogue) is a great place to start, but even the experienced listener won’t be totally turned off by this album.

Check this out if you like The Black Dahlia Murder, All That Remains, and Killswitch Engage

New Releases


Explosions In The Sky – Take Care, Take Care
Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, the band’s fifth ‘proper’ album (and first since 2007’s All Of A Sudden…) makes a mockery of claims that the band are mere peddlers of music that has been done better before, either by others or themselves. Suggestions that the band basically deal in the same sonic material served up by, say, Mogwai or Godspeed You! Black Emperor are both lazy and misleading. Sure, there are elements that connect these (and many more) groups, relationships that can be usefully mapped out, but they all have their own distinctive voices. “Voice” is the right word to use here because it is largely the absence of voice (i.e., of “songs” or “lyrics”) that prompts the comparisons in the first place. But to say that one instrumental rock-informed group drawn to lengthy mood pieces is the equivalent of another is like saying that one jazz group is like another, or that composers of classical music are somehow all the same. Read the full review on Tiny Mix Tapes


Emmylou Harris – Hard Bargain
Because Hard Bargain contains enough uptempo material for contrast, the album’s ballads don’t blur together as they have on some of Harris’s recent records, which makes it easier to appreciate them on their own merits. “Lonely Girl” is a stunning mood piece, while “Dear Kate” pays homage to the late Kate McGarrigle, Harris’s longtime friend and collaborator. Though she’s always been known first and foremost as a song interpreter, Harris’s songwriting here is especially sharp. The gently rollicking “Home Sweet Home” boasts an unconventional melody that heightens the song’s overall sense of displacement, while the ballad “My Name is Emmett Till” finds Harris singing from the point of view of the young African American boy killed for violating the unspoken laws of the Jim Crow-era South. It’s the empathy in Harris’s writing and her intuitive, sensitive phrasing that keep the song from becoming maudlin or cloying. Read the full review on Slant


Prefuse 73 – The Only She Sounds
The Only She Chapters sounds inebriated. Each snare hit has a tail of diminishing echoes, and each ping of a sample is followed by a ripple of overtones. The diversity of rhythms is on par, but each one is unfurled at a snail’s pace. Melodies peak around the usual backdrop pastiche, but they are swaying amidst the drowsily nodding tempos. “The Only Valentine’s Day Failure” sounds like a King Tubby 45 at 33 RPMs. The eddying vocal samples of “The Only Serenidad” must have been created with the audio equivalent of a slowly rotating Paint ’n’ Swirl. During “The Only Trial of 9000 Suns”, the late Trish Keenan (R.I.P.) sounds less like the aloof retro-pop princess she was than that confusing final conversation you had leaving the bar with the pretty girl in the tangerine dress. Read the full review on Dusted

Prefuse 73

Record Store Day Arrivals #5

My Morning Jacket Evil Urges picture LP

My Morning Jacket  Z picture LP

Paul Simon  So Beautiful or So What LP

Robbie Roberts How to Become Clairvoyant LP

Dengue Fever  Cannibal Courtship LP

Duff McKagen  Loaded LP

Matt Costa  Songs we Sing LP

Fistful of Mercy 7″

Freelance Whales/Foals split 7″

A Day to Remember 7″

Red Fang (colored LP)

The Kills 10″

Rhymesayers label comp picture LP

Deerhoof Friend Opportunity  Dlx LP

Ubiquity 12″ #1

Ubiquity 12″ #3

Rancid  Let the Dominoes Fall Dlx LP Box

Tribute to Guided by Voices CD

Crowded House Live CD & LP

Lindstrom Remix/Bear in Heaven 12″

Akron/Family 2LP

Syd Barrett Introduction LP

Off! 7″

Vanguard Lost Psychedelic LP

Beth Ditto LP

Beach Boys mono EP

Adele 10″

Bruce Springsteen 10″

Decemberists Live CD

Jimi Hendrix Fire 7″

Parlophone 7′ Box Set

AC/DC 7″

Ozzy Osbourne 7″

Jimi Hendrix tribute cd single

Peter Tosh (7’Jamaican colors)

In this Moment cd single

Michael Jackson 7″

Raphael Saadiq 7″

Roy Orbison 7″

Cults 7″

Manchester Orchestra 7″

All right.  I think that is it.  Small forest of cardboard in our back room.

Twilight Sad Demos Cassette

Wavves /Trash Talk split 7″

Superchunk/Coliseum split 7′

Skysaw 7″

Ryan Adams double 7″

Civil Wars  Dance Me 7″

Pinback 7″

Tres Mts LP

 

Record Store Day Arrivals #4

Ate some food.  Ready to go thru boxes.

Matt & Kim 7″

Deerhunter 7″

New Pornographers 7″

David’s Town (various) Lp

Esben & the Witch -Ep

Arthur Russell World of Echo (Lp reissue)

Anberlin-Cities Lp

Kode 9 & Scapeape 12″

Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of Oz (Lp reissue)

Ozzy Osbourne Diary of a Madman (Lp reissue)

John Hammond So Many Roads (Lp reissue)

Nickel Creek  This Side Lp

Dom 10″

Nickel Creek self titled Lp

Nickel Creek  Why Should the Fire Die Lp

Bob Dylan Live Brandeis Lp

Pearl Jam  Vs Lp reissue

Pearl Jam Vitalogy Lp reissue

Foo Fighters  Medium Rare Lp

Sonic Youth Whores Moaning Lp

Rolling Stones -Brown Sugar 7″

Queen -Keep Yourself Alive 7″

New York Dolls 7″

Toadies 7″

Duran Duran 7″

Nathaniel Rateliff 7″

Derek & The Dominos 7″

Tron/Daft Punk Picture 10″

New York Dolls – Dancing backward in high heels Lp

Lady Gaga Picture 12”

Hollywood Undead Picture Lp

Nirvana Hormoaning Lp

James Blake S/T Lp

Peter,Bjorn & John 7″

Steve Earle 7″

Flogging Molly 7″

Fela Kuti 7″

Dennis Coffey 7″

Rise Against 7″

Laura Marling Dharohar Project & Mumford & Sons 10″

My Morning Jacket -It Still Moves Picture Lp

Dio – Killing the Dragon Picture Lp

Ray Lamontagne – Live Ep

Between the Buried and Me Lp

Kill Rockstars Live 1991 Comp. Lp

 

 

Record Store day Raffle Details!

Record Store Day is upon us – we’ve been getting emails galore from all of you asking if we’ll have copies the many various RSD exclusives. The long short of it is yes, we’ll probably have what you’re looking for, but we’ll probably only have a few copies and they’ll go fast. In order to give everyone a fair shot, we’re going to institute a raffle for those who get here when we open at 10AM.

If you are here at 10AM, when we open our doors tomorrow, you’ll draw a number out of a hat, and in that order have a go at 1 copy of 2 different record store day titles. So sayeth the record store owner, and so be-ith, it. See you all at 10AM!

Record Store Day Arrivals #2

Opened some more boxes.

Freddy King-Wash Out(7″ reissue)

Red Crayola-Hurricane Fighter Plane (sonic boom remix) 7″

13th Floor Elevators  -Wait for my Love (green 7″)

Yardbirds -Goodnight Sweet Jospephine (7″reissue)

Mayall/Clapton-Lonely Years(7″reissue)

Velvet Underground-Foggy Notion(7″reissue)

Bad Brains-Pay to Cum(7″reissue)

Pink Floyd-London 66/67 (LP)

Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger-La Carotte Bleue (LP)

Neko Case T-Shirts

Panda Bear-Tomboy (LP/T-shirt combo)

Mike Gordon -Moss Remixes

My Chemical Romance – Na Na Na (picture 7″)

Jenny & Johnny/Parsons&Harris -Love Hurts (blue 7″)

Green Day/Husker Du-Don’t Want to Know if You are Lonely (orange 7′)

R.E.M. triple 7″

Regina Spektor-Four From Far (light blue 7″)

Mastodon/ZZ Top-Just got Paid (yellow 7″)

Young the Giant 7″

The Republic Tigers 7″

Rival Schools 7″

Rush -Caravan 7″

Death Cab for Cutie 7″

Joy Formidable 7″

Doors -Riders on the Storm 7″ reissue

Busdriver 7″

Vivian Girls 7″

Villagers/Charlotte Gainsbourg 7″

Xiu Xiu/Deerhoof 7″

Justin Townes Earle 7″

Silverstein 7″

Built to Spill -Ripple ( picture 7″)

Phish-Two Soundchecks (7″)

Wild Flag 7″

Lower Dens 7″

Blitzen Trapper 7″

More to come, in a couple of hours.

 

Record Store Day Arrivals #1

Here we go.

These are some of the items that have arrived at the store & will be available as soon as 10am Saturday.

 

Omar Rodriguez Lopez- Telesterion (CD & LP)

Jill Sobule & John Doe- A Day At The Pass (CD)

Javelin (7″)

Javelin- Canyon Candy (10″)

Flying Lotus- Cosmogramma Outtakes (LP)

Nada Surf- The Moon Is Calling (7″)

Discordance Axis- The Inalienable Dreamless (LP)

Bibio/Clark (Split 12″)

Neurosis- Sovereign (LP)

Urge Overkill (7″)

Liturgy/Oval (Split LP)

Os Mutantes- Best Of (LP Reissue)

Daedelus- Tailor-Made (12″)

Midlake-Am I Going Insane (12″)

Bad Brains- God Of Love (LP)

Mastadon- Live At The Aragon (LP)

Tom Petty- You’re Gonna Get It (LP Reissue, blue vinyl)

Tom Petty- Tom Petty (LP Reissue, white vinyl)

Fleetwood Mac- Rumors (LP Reissue)

Clapton Unplugged (LP Reissue)

Glassjaw- Worship And Tribute (Picture LP)

Machine Head- Black Procession (Live 10″)

Of Montreal- The Past Is A Grotesque Animal (12″)

Circa Survive- Apendage EP (LP and CD)

Hank III- Damn Right, Rebel Proud (Colored LP)

Hank III- Strait to Hell (Colored LP)

Hank III- Lovesick, Broke And Driftin’ (Colored LP)

Television- Live At The Waldorf ’78 (White LP)

Grateful Dead- Grateful Dead (Mono LP Reissue)

Transit- Promise Nothing (7″)

Franz Ferdinand- Covers EP (LP)

Mike Gordon- Inside In (LP Reissue)

Rough Guide- Desert Blues (LP)

Rough Guide- African Guitar Legends (LP)

William Fitzimmions- Golden Shadow (LP)

Rekords Rekords (10″)

Superchunk- Here’s Where The Strings Come In (LP and CD)

Mighty Clouds (LP)

Mates Of State- Team Boo (LP)

Broom- Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (LP)

Architecture In Helsinki- Places Like This (LP Reissue, pink vinyl)

The Submarines- Lovenotes, Letterbombs (LP)

Jimmy Eat World- Bleed American (DLX 3 LPs)

Deftones- Covers (LP)

Flaming Lips (LP Boxset, 5 LPs)

Brett Dennen- b  side to the d side (7″)

Owen- O, Evelyn (7″)

Polvo- Celebrate The New Dark Age (Signed LP)

Grinderman- Evil (LP)

Grinderman- Palaces Of Montezuma (12″)

Fleet Foxes- Helplessness Blues (12″)

Caribou- Swims Remixes (LP)

Ubiquity 12″ #2 (LP)

Piebald (3 Vinyl Box Set)

Ubiquity Compilation (CD)

Bloodshot- 15th Anniversary Concert (CD)

The Republic Tigers- No Lands Man (CD)

 

Stay tuned, more to come!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy’s Top 10 of ’10

It was hard enough for me to narrow down a list to 10 albums, and even harder to choose an order. Alas, with much contemplation, here are my final choices for 2010.

#10. Belle and Sebastian- Write About Love

They’re back! And still killin’ it with those same poppy tunes we know and love, I sort of want to go skip through a field of daisies with them…

#9. Noveller- Desert Fires

Noveller, AKA Sarah Lipstate, is a phenomenal guitarist (she was a part of Glenn Branca’s 100 guitars!) who loops and pedals her way through a dreamy, delightful album.

#8. Women- Public Strain

A collage of sounds non-traditionally creating catchy tunes.

#7. Deerhunter- Halcyon Digest

I’m all about the shoe-gazey fuzz, and these guys really know how to layer it on. Halcyon Digest is pure dark, catchy, fuzzy goodness.

#6. The Fall- Your Future Our Clutter

Their 28th album, and they still take us back to the mid-80’s…meaning they hung on to their original sounds of single-chords, lo-fi, and yells, and they still sound fantastic. I was tremendously impressed.

#5. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti- Before Today

I’m liking the addition of a full band…and still full of pop dreams!

#4. Phantogram- Eyelid Movies

Not only can I relate to the title, this album just calls for a good mood. Listening to “Eyelid Movies” puts me in a place somewhere between slipping down playground slides and dazing out on the floor of a tiki hut opium den.

#3. Thee Oh Sees- Warm Slime

Jagged yips and yaws, psychedelic garage style guitars, messy lo-fi…I’m in love.

#2. Cocorosie- Grey Oceans

These two sisters will never cease to amaze me. This album is similar to their others, but they have added a whole new array of beats that truly compliment their crazy style.

#1. Gonjasufi- A Sufi and a Killer

World music influence, intricate, booming rhythms, soothing yet powerful vocals, and a hidden track! The first time I heard “A Sufi and a Killer” I played it 3 more times that day, and haven’t stopped playing it since. With mind blowing sound, this album is positively my favorite album of 2010!

So if you’re into avant-garde-post-punk-lo-fi-shoe-gaze-fantastic-dream-fuzz…do your self a favor and pick up these albums!