1. October
    16

    TURN ON #1 is Tonight!

    posted by Lolo

    Fellow music enthusiasts: we’re so excited because tonight is the first in our new series of music discussion nights entitled TURN ON!

    Each one will start with an “expert” presentation, I’ll be doing the first one tonight, talking about él and Cherry Red Records and the post-post-punk/art-pop scene in the UK in the late ’80s/early ’90s. Obscure? Sure, but the whole point of this is for everyone to get turned on to something new.

    After that each attendee will be able to submit one topic into the Devo energy dome and we’ll draw them at random and discuss as a group. At the end there will be time to hang out, continue debating, and generally geek out further.

    There will be snacks, and huge thanks to PBR for donating beer. We’ll see you tonight!

    TurnOn


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  3. October
    15

    This Just In: Tche Belew

    posted by Emile

    We’re really big on Ethiopian music here at Sweat. Walk in on any given day and you’re bound to hear sounds of the vast Ethiopiques series (Vol 17: Tlahoun Gèssèssè is my favorite), or the more well-known works of Mulatu Astatke. Another artist we play the hell out of is Hailu Mergia. So naturally, I was stoked when the promo for Hailu Mergia & The Walias – Tche Belew arrived. Awesome Tapes from Africa doesn’t ever disappoint, but this might just be their finest reissue yet. Not only is the music enthralling, moving and fun, it carries a heavy socio-political history, which is rare for an instrumental album. Take a listen and read more about Tche Belew’s history below.

    Hailu Mergia & The Walias – Tche Belew LP:
    Listen – “Eti Gual Blenai

    “The acclaimed and highly sought-after LP by Hailu Mergia and the Walias, Tche Belew, an album of instrumentals released in 1977, is perhaps the most seminal recording released in the aftermath of the 1974 revolution. The story of the Walias band is a critical chapter in Ethiopian popular music, taking place during a period of music industry flux and political complexity in the country.

    Hailu Mergia, a keyboardist and arranger diligently working the nightclub scene in Addis Ababa, formed the Walias in the early 1970’s with a core group of musicians assembled from prior working bands. They played Mergia’s funk- and soul-informed tunes, while cutting 45rpm singles with various vocalists.

    While the Walias performed at top hotels and played the presidential palace twice, their relationship with the Derg regime was complex, evidenced by the removal of one song from the record by government censors.

    Decades later, Hailu Mergia was surprised to see the album fetching more than $4,000 at online auctions (it helped that the most popular of all Ethiopian tunes “Musicawi Silt” appeared on the record). Now everyone has the chance to listen again—or for the first time—to this timeless pillar of Ethiopian popular music.” -Awesome Tapes From Africa

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    Awesome sounds from everywhere – new releases, reissues & restocks…
    A Tribe Called Quest – Anthology 2LP; Beats, Rhymes & Life 2LP; Midnight Marauders LP
    Aislers Set – How I Learned To Write Backwards LP*
    Allah-Las – Worship The Sun LP
    Alt-J – This Is All Yours 2LP
    April March – Paris In April LP
    Beach Boys – Pet Sounds LP
    Black Keys – thickfreakness LP
    Black Star – Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star LP
    Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe 2LP
    Bo Diddley – S/T LP
    Bob Dylan – Bringing It All Back Home LP; S/T LP; The Times They Are A-Changin’ LP
    Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago LP
    Captain Beefheart – Safe As Milk LP
    Can – Flow Motion LP*; Saw Delight LP*; Tago Mago 2LP
    Com Truise – Galactic Melt 2LP, In Decay 2LP
    David Vandervelde – The Moonstation House Band LP
    Death Grips – Money Store LP
    DJ Shadow – Entroducing LP
    Ex Hex – Rips LP
    Foxygen – …And Star Power 2LP*, CD*
    Gang Starr – Daily Operation LP*
    Girl Tears – Tension LP*
    Gorillaz – S/T 2LP
    Grateful Dead – Workingman’s Dead LP
    Iggy Pop – Paris Palace LP*
    Iron Maiden – Killers LP*; The Number Of The Beast LP*
    Jack White – Lazaretto Ultra LP
    James Brown – A Soulful Christmas LP*
    Jimi Hendrix – Rainbow Bridge OST 2LP*
    Johnny Cash – Rockabilly Blues LP
    Johnny Marr – Playland LP
    Kanye West – College Dropout 2LP; My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 3LP
    Karen O – Crush Songs 2LP
    Last Ex – S/T LP*
    Led Zeppelin – II LP; S/T LP
    LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening 2LP*
    Leonard Cohen – Songs Of Love And Hate LP
    Lula Reed – Blue & Moody LP
    Mac Demarco – 2 LP; Salad Days LP
    Melted Toys – S/T LP
    Melvins – Hold It In CD*
    Michael Jackson – Thriller 25th Anniversary Picture LP
    Mike Doughty – Stellar Motel 2LP*
    Mogwai – Come On Die Young Deluxe 4LP
    Museum Of Love – S/T LP*
    Naomi Punk – Television Man LP
    Nothing – Guilty Of Everything LP
    N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton 2LP
    Otis Redding – Otis Blue LP; The Soul Album LP
    Pharmakon – Beastial Burden LP*
    Pig Destroyer – Mass & Volume EP 12″*
    Polyphonic Spree – Psychphonic LP*
    Pulp – Different Class LP
    Ryan Adams – S/T LP
    Shakey Graves – And The War Came LP*
    Sharon Van Etten – Are We There LP
    Sensational Saints – You Won’t Believe It LP
    Smashing Pumpkins – Adore 2LP
    Stars – No One Is Lost 2LP, CD
    Sufjan Stevens – Michigan LP
    Swans – To Be Kind 3LP
    Tennis – Ritual In Repeat LP
    Tycho – Awake LP
    United Nations – The Next Four Years LP*
    Unwound – No Energy 3LP*
    Various – Christmas Cocktails 2LP*
    Various – Eccentric Soul: Capsoul Label 2LP
    Various – Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label CD
    Various – Eccentric Soul: The Outskirts Of Deep City CD
    Velvet Underground – Golden Archive Series LP
    Walter TV – Appetite LP*
    We Were Promised Jetpacks – Unraveling LP*
    Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright In The End LP; S/T LP
    Wu-Tang Clan – Iron Flag 2LP

    *Indicates new release or new reissue


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  5. October
    8

    This Just In: Believe The Hype

    posted by Emile

    You’ve probably been hearing a lot about the new Caribou and Flying Lotus albums. Of course you have – they’ve got the PR forces of legendary labels behind them. But if you follow “This Just In,” you know I don’t typically herald the things that already have the needed funding and logistics to thrive in fickle, consumerist record land. So why am I coming at you today with two albums that you already know about? Well, it’s because I know some of you might be quick to dismiss something you keep seeing/reading/hearing about all over the interwebs as being “all hype.” While that may be true in many (if not most) cases, the new efforts by Caribou and Flying Lotus are more than worth the hype. These are freakin’ incredible records! One, a smooth ambling house/r&b-tinged affair, the other, exercises in the outer limits of jazz/hip-hop/glitch-digital maximalism (with insane visuals to boot!). Check out some clips below and then grab a seat next to me on the hype machine. And if you still need further proof, you can catch Flying Lotus this weekend at III Points in Wynwood, and Caribou next month at Grand Central.

    Caribou – Our Love LP, CD:
    Listen/Watch: Caribou – “Our Love”
    Flying Lotus – You’re Dead 2LP, CD:
    Listen/Watch: Flying Lotus – You’re Dead Album Teaser Video

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    All aboard!!! New releases, reissues and restocks…
    2Pac – All Eyez On Me 4LP
    5678’s – Third Man Live LP; S/T LP
    Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion 2LP
    Antonio Carlos Jobim – The Composer Of Desafinado, Plays LP
    Atoms For Peace – AMOK 2LP
    Barr Brothers – Sleeping Operator 2LP*
    Basic Channel – Q Loop 12″
    Belle & Sebastian – BBC Sessions 2LP*; Dear Catastrophe Waitress 2LP*; Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant LP*; Life Pursuit 2LP*
    Body Count – S/T LP*
    Can – Landed LP*
    Cannonball Adderley – Cannonball’s Bossa Nova LP
    Cat Power – The Greatest LP; You Are Free LP
    Cocteau Twins – Blue Bell Knoll LP; Heaven Or Las Vegas LP
    Cream – Disraeli Gears LP
    Cure – Disintegration 2LP
    Darkside – Psychic 2LP; S/T 10″
    David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant LP
    Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables LP
    Descendents – I Don’t Want To Grow Up LP
    Disclosure – Settle 2LP
    DJ Shadow – Entroducing LP
    Erlend Oye – Legao 2LP
    Fennesz – Becs 2LP
    FKA twigs – LP1 LP
    Furry Lewis – In His Prime LP
    Future Islands – Singles LP
    Generationals – Alix LP*
    Genius/GZA – Liquid Swords 2LP
    God Help The Girl OST 2LP
    Gwen McCrae – Something So Right LP
    Isaac Hayes – Black Moses 2LP
    Jamie xx – All Under One Roof Raving 12″
    Jay-Z – The Black Album 2LP
    Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced? LP; Axis: Bold As Love LP; Band Of Gypsies LP
    John Cage – Early Electronic & Tape Music LP
    Johnny Marr – Playland CD*
    Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures LP
    Justice – Cross 2LP
    Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid 2LP
    King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath The Moon 2LP
    King Tubby – Dub From The Roots LP; Roots Of Dub LP
    Kurt Vile – Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze 2LP
    Lee Gamble – Koch 2LP
    Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems LP
    Lightnin’ Hopkins – Blue Lightnin’ LP
    Linval Thompson – Six Babylon LP
    Lou Reed – Transformer LP
    M83 – Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts 2LP; Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming 2LP
    MF Doom – Operation Doomsday 2LP
    Neil Young – A Letter Home LP
    Nicolas Jaar – Marks & Angles 12″; Space Is Only Noise LP
    Nocturnal Poisoning – Doomgrass LP*
    Oneohtrix Point Never – Returnal LP
    Patti Smith – Horses LP
    Pavement – Crooked Rain Crooked Rain LP
    Perfume Genius – Too Bright LP
    Philip Selway – Weatherhouse LP*
    Pixies – Best Of: Wave Of Mutilation 2LP; Bossanova LP; Doolittle LP
    Prince – Art Official Age CD; Purple Rain LP
    Queens Of The Stone Age – Like Clockwork 2LP
    Quincy Jones – Big Band Bossa Nova LP
    SBTRKT – SBTRKT LP; Wonder Where We Land Deluxe 2LP*; Wonder Where We Land LP*, CD*
    Single Mothers – Negative Qualities LP*
    Scientist – Scientific Dub LP
    Serge Gainsbourg – Du Chant A La Une! Vol. 1&2 LP
    Shins – Port Of Morrow LP
    Sly & Robbie – King Tubby’s Dancehall Dub LP; Middle East Dub LP
    Suicide – S/T LP
    Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra – Visits Planet Earth LP
    Television – The Blow-Up 2LP
    The Haxan Cloak – S/T 2LP
    The National – Trouble Will Find Me 2LP
    Thom Yorke – The Eraser LP
    Throbbing Gristle – D.O.A. LP; Second Annual Report LP
    Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City LP
    Various – A Fistful Of Fuzz LP
    Various – Drop On Down In Florida 2CD+Book
    Various – Electronic Toys 2LP
    Various – Love, Peace & Poetry: African Psychedelic Music LP
    Various – Love, Peace & Poetry: Brazilian Psychedelic Music LP
    Various – Love, Peace & Poetry: Latin American Psychedelic Music LP
    Various – Psych-Funk 101 2LP
    Various – Spiritual Jazz Vol. 5 2LP
    Various – Voodoo Party Vol. 2 LP
    Velvet Underground – LA Cave 1968 2LP
    Warpaint – Warpaint 2LP
    Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright In The End CD
    Widespread Panic – Ain’t Life Grand 2LP*; Widespread Panic – Everyday 2LP*
    xx – xx LP
    Yo La Tengo – And Then Nothing Turned Itself… LP
    Zola Jesus – Taiga LP*, CD*

    * Indicates new release or new reissue


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  7. October
    3

    Flying Lotus – You’re Dead! Listening Party

    posted by Jsin

    That was the mega intense teaser for You’re Dead!, the new LP by Flying Lotus! This Monday, October 6th Sweat Records is hosting a listening party before it’s release on the 7th through Warp Records. Stop by at 7pm when we press play on the new album while giving away stickers, posters, and limited edition art cards with album character designs by Shintaro Kago. While you’re here, make sure to get your passes for III Points, so you can see Flying Lotus live on stage next Friday! For $99 cash you get a 3-day pass to see more than 80 killer acts. Don’t miss it!


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  9. October
    2

    Your Week in Sweat: IRL:URL #4

    posted by Jsin

    First a head’s up on one of our events out of Sweat: the Nas screening at O Cinema is sold-out tonight through Sunday, but you can get tickets here for next Monday-Thursday.

    This Saturday’s in-store is the fourth edition of the IRL:URL series! It will feature performances by Jeronimo, Kleber Jones, and Suave $oles. This free, all-ages event kicks off at 6pm.

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    Tomorrow we’ll be posting details for Monday’s Flying Lotus listening party, so check back for that!


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  11. October
    1

    This Just In: Zubberdust!

    posted by Emile

    Constellation Records is well known for quality and consistency in the reaches of experimental and post-whatever sounds. Zubberdust!, the new release from Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche, takes those tenets and brings us experimental funk that’s equal parts contemplative and danceable. Elements of krautrock, early disco, avant-funk and instrumental rock and more lend to this conceptual journey. It’s infectious and it will make you move! Check out a clip below and try not to tap your feet too hard.

    Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche – Zubberdust! LP:
    Listen – “Face à l’instant, Part 2

    “Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche began in Montréal in 2011, with bassist, singer and composer Jean-Sebastien Truchy seeking a new live ensemble to fuel his desired return to the highly structured afro-kraut trance rock that was a stock-in-trade of his previous group, the pseudo-legendary Fly Pan Am (one of Constellation’s earliest bands, active from 1998-2005).

    Avec le soleil initially formed with Truchy joined by guitarist/engineer Sebastien Fournier and drummer Nasir Hasan; a rotating cast of additional players contributed to the group throughout 2012-2013, and the band gained a local reputation for irresistible and levitational live sets combining a contemporary/avant-garde sensibility with infectiously angular, rubbery grooves. Guitarist Eric Gingras (Pas Chic Chic, Fly Pan Am) emerged as a fourth core member during this period.

    Avec le soleil has by now careened towards mastery of a highly original, deeply satisfying, giddy and heady avant-funk. Anchored by the excellent bass and drum work of Truchy and Hasan, the group’s music is woven with crisp stuttering guitar and keyboard lines and a dynamic palette of electronic interventions. The pair of exquisite and exhilarating 20-minute pieces featured on Zubberdust! is the culmination of the group’s first two years of conceptual and somatic development. (The pieces are subdivided into sections for CD and digital track IDs.)

    This is (mostly) instrumental rock that exuberantly succeeds in blending a primitivist, hypnotic energy with cerebral pleasures, seeding an addictive trail of sonic brain-candy throughout the mixes. The band wholly embodies and channels its inimitable square grooves, while teasing out the innumerable joys of repetition via micro-deployments of ever-shifting electronic overlays – along with the occasional full-stop and 180 degree turn. Truchy’s wordless lead vocals (and the choral arrangement on ‘Face à l’instant’) add compelling textural and melodic counterpoints while lending the music an especially timeless, deterritorialised and emotive dimension.”  -Constellation

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    Contemplative, infectious, danceable – new releases, reissues and restocks…
    Aby Ngana Diop – Liital LP
    Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues LP
    Allah-Las – Worship The Sun LP
    April March – Paris In April LP
    A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders LP
    Black Star – Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star LP
    Bob Marley – Soul Revolution Part II LP
    Bon Iver – Blood Bank 12″; For Emma, Forever Ago LP
    Christopher Willits – Opening LP
    Courtney Barnett – A Sea Of Split Peas 2LP
    David Bowie – Space Oddity LP
    Deron Miller – Acoustified 2LP
    DJ Shadow – Endtroducing 2LP
    Drums – Encyclopedia 2LP
    Electric Wizard – Time To Die 2LP*
    Electric Youth – Innerworld LP*
    Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70 – Expensive Shit LP; He Miss Road LP; Live! LP
    Fleetwood Mac – Rumours LP
    Freddy Hubbard – Ready For Freddy LP*
    Godspeed You Black Emperor – F# A# LP; Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven 2LP
    Jimi Hendrix – The Cry Of Love LP; Axis: Bold As Love LP
    Judas Priest – Stained Class LP*
    Karen O. – Crush Songs 2LP
    Kenny Drew – Undercurrent LP*
    Mac Demarco – Rock & Roll Night Club EP 12″; Salad Days LP
    Marvin Gaye – What’s Goin’ On LP
    Minus The Bear – They Make Beer Commercials Like This LP*
    Montgomery Express – The Montgomery Movement LP*
    My Brightest Diamond – This Is My Hand LP
    Nirvana – Nevermind LP
    Nothing – Guilty Of Everything LP
    Oasis – What’s The Story Morning Glory? 2LP*
    Open Mike Eagle – Dark Comedy LP
    Pharmakon – Abandon LP
    Pine Hill Haints – The Magik Sounds Of The Pine Hill Haints LP*
    Red Hot Chili Peppers – One Hot Minute LP
    Royal Headache – s/t LP
    Sensational Saints – You Won’t Believe It LP*
    Sharon Van Etten – Are We There LP
    Shellac – Dude Incredible LP
    Sinkane – Mean Love LP*
    Sonny Clark – Cool Struttin’ LP*
    St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Half The City LP
    Talib Kweli – The Beautiful Struggle 2LP*
    Talib Kweli & Hi Tek – Reflection Eternal 2LP*
    Temples – Sun Structures LP
    Thievery Corporation – Mirror Conspiracy 2LP*; Richest Man In Babylon 2LP*; Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi 2LP*
    The Juan Maclean – In A Dream 2LP*
    TSOL – Code Blue LP*
    Various – Guardians Of The Galaxy Deluxe 2LP
    Various – Dead Man’s Town: A Tribute To Born In The USA LP*

    *Indicates new release or new reissue


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  13. September
    25

    Your Week In Sweat: Coffeehouse Discussion, Krisp, Cassette Store Day

    posted by Jsin

    We have 3 great events in the shop to carry you through the weekend! Join the the Miami Coffeehouse Discussion Group tonight at 7pm to talk aobut mimimum wage, education issues, and more. The discussion is free and open to everyone.

    Friday night we welcome the Krisp to the Sweat stage! Moon Caravan will be starting off the night before them. This free, all-ages show starts at 7pm.

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    This Saturday is the second annual Cassette Store Day! It starts off at 6pm at Sweat with live performances by Sweet Bronco, Eurasia, and Montage. While you’re here buy the Cheap Miami compilation tape and get free entrance to Churchill’s Pub where you can catch 14 more bands. Find set times for the whole festival under the poster below. Read all about it in the New Times, and we’ll be seeing you!

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    Sweat:
    6:30 – Montage
    7:00 – Euroasia
    7:30 – Sweet Bronco

    Churchills:
    (Main Stage)
    8:20 – Fus Ro Dahs
    9:00 – Pariah
    9:40 – Wastelands
    10:20 – The Gun Hoes
    11:00 – Plastic Pinks
    11:40 – Deaf Poets
    12:20 – Sandratz
    12:40 – Sonic Graffiti

    (Visual Stage, Anime/Hentai playing in the background)
    8:40 – The Bearings
    9:20 – Buffy
    10:00 – Booty & The Browns
    10:40 – The Gazms
    11:20 – Band In Heaven
    12:00 – The Grey 8s


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  15. September
    24

    Spotify’s “Top The Charts” Contest

    posted by Lolo

    College students: here’s a rad opportunity to win cash money for your school and for charity by…this is hard…playing with music.

    Spotify has launched an online contest this semester called Spotify Sound Clash. Any college club or organization can enter to win $5,000 for their organization ($2500 to the organization itself and $2500 for the organization to donate to charity in the organization’s name) by creating a playlist on Spotify and getting the most followers of that playlist by 10/19.

    Full info about this “playlist battle” can be found here. Good luck to all who enter and don’t forget to follow Sweat on Spotify too!

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