1. July

    Be Friends + Share Music with Sweat Records on Spotify

    posted by Lolo

    Hey friends and Sweat fans: Sweat has a fancy new Spotify account and we’d love to be your friend!

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    We’ve put together a bunch of cool playlists for you to check out, including an In Rotation one that we are updating constantly with a huge variety of great new albums.


    Additionally, each staff member has their own playlist, plus there are ones for for the latest local releases, classic local releases, store best-sellers, and more.

    We hope you’ll love what we’re posting and come buy some of it on vinyl at Sweat. Don’t forget you’ll never pay an extra charge or shipping fee for special orders, and our popular Customer Loyalty program earns you free records.

    Please follow us and we’ll follow back! We love getting turned on to new music too and know that our customers have THE best taste in town.


  3. July

    This Just In: The Congress

    posted by Emile

    Last year, one of my favorite contemporary composers, Max Richter, released the soundtrack to Ari Folman’s film The Congress. At the time it was only available as CD/digital, but this week a limited vinyl version was released by the soundtrack masters at Milan Records. The Congress isn’t the first time Richter’s done film work and it’s the second time he’s worked with Folman, having also done the soundtrack for Waltz With Bashir. Aside from his soundtrack work, Richter’s solo efforts are some of my most listened to albums of the past decade. If you’re into what you hear with The Congress, I highly recommend checking out the solo works (Infra is my personal favorite).

    Max Richter – The Congress OST LP (180g white vinyl, ltd. to 500):
    Watch: The Congress Trailer
    Listen: Max Richter – “Ending And Beginning”
    The Congress is the sophomore feature film by acclaimed director Ari Folman. Mixing live action with gorgeous, psychedelic animation, The Congress is a sci-fi tale about an aging, out of-work actress (Robin Wright playing an alternate reality version of herself) who accepts her final job: preserving her digital image for a future Hollywood. Ari Folman reunites with composer Max Richter (Waltz With Bashir, Disconnect, Sarah’s Keys…). Highly musical, the film features a beautiful and harmonious score ranging from epic, sweeping tracks to electronica renditions of classical partitions by Frederic Chopin and Franz Schubert. The album also includes new versions of the famous ‘Forever Young’ and ‘If It Be Your Will’ produced by Max Richter and performed by Robin Wright.-Milan Records


    In congress – new releases, reissues and restocks…
    Alt-J – An Awesome Wave LP
    Alvvays – s/t LP*
    Amazing Snakeheads – Amphetamine Ballads LP*
    Amon Duul II – Duulirium LP*
    Animal Collective – Sung Tongs 2LP
    Arcade Fire – Reflektor 2LP
    Badbadnotgood – III LP
    Beach Boys – Pet Sounds LP
    Beck – Morning Phase LP
    Black Angels – Clear Lake Forest LP, CD*
    Black Flag – Damaged LP
    Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe 2LP
    Blu – Good To Be Home LP
    Blu & Exile – Below The Heavens 2LP+7”
    Bob Marley – Legend LP
    Chrvches – Bones Of What You Believe LP
    David Bowie – Space Oddity LP
    Depeche Mode – Black Celebration LP; Music For The Masses LP
    Descendents – Cool To Be You LP
    Disclosure – Settle 2LP
    Donny Hathaway – s/t LP
    Dr. Dre – The Chronic 2LP
    Earth – Hex 2LP
    Ed Sheeran – X 2LP*
    Fleetwood Mac – Rumours LP
    Francoise Hardy – s/t LP*; Canta In Italiano LP*
    Gorillaz – Plastic Beach 2LP
    Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced? 2LP; Band Of Gypsys LP
    Johnny Cash – The Fabulous Johnny Cash LP
    Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures LP
    Kanye West – College Dropout 2LP; Late Registration 2LP
    Kyuss – …And The Circus Leaves Town LP*; Blues For The Red Sun LP*; Welcome To Sun Valley LP*; Wretch 2LP*
    Lana Del Rey – Born To Die LP
    Lijadu Sisters – Danger LP
    M83 – Hurry Up We’re Dreaming 2LP
    Madlib – Shades Of Blue LP
    Miles Davis – Cookin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet LP; Kind Of Blue LP
    Otis Redding – Lonely + Blue LP
    Pennywise – Yesterdays LP+CD*
    Perfect Circle – Mer De Noms LP
    Raveonettes – Pe’Ahi LP*
    Ray Charles – The Genius Of Ray Charles LP
    Real Estate – Atlas LP
    Rolling Stones – 12×5 LP; Let It Bleed LP
    Sam Cooke – Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 LP
    Smiths – Meat Is Murder LP; The Queen Is Dead LP
    Tool – Undertow LP; Opiate 12”
    Various – Rare Dubs From Jackpot Records LP

    *Indicates new release or new reissue


  5. July

    Your Week In Sweat: Emerge Miami, Eden Grey, Vincent Moon

    posted by Jsin

    Your week inside of Sweat Records started off great with a magnificent DJ performance by Nightmares On Wax! Huge thanks to them and everyone who came out last night!


    Today we host the Emerge Miami meeting, and everyone is welcome to join them from 7-8pm for the good of Miami. Saturday night is the release party for Eden Grey! Her new EP Red Planet of Spring is coming out on local label King’s Head Records, and you’ll definitely want to pick that up. Sounds start at 7pm with Phantasman opening up this free, all-ages show. Don’t miss it!


    Internationally acclaimed independent filmmaker Vincent Moon is coming to Miami for an exclusive Florida visit. Indie Film Club Miami’s Filmgate Interactive Program presents an intimate conversation with him this Thursday at The Screening Room, and you can register here for that free event. You can purchase tickets (space is limited!) for the full workshop which continues Saturday at the Little Haiti Cultural Center and Sunday at Sweat Records, here.

    “The New York Times stated in 2011 that French indie filmmaker Vincent Moon reinvented the music video. Filming in odd locations, with lo-fi gear, using a cinéma vérité one take style, Vincent stripped the performance to its raw, enigmatic core – just the performer, their music and the environment. He has worked with bands like Arcade Fire, the National, R.E.M., Beirut, Mogwai among others. Vincent has made several tour documentaries and designed an online video companion to the R.E.M.’s 2008 album “Accelerate.” Just when he became well known, he also became restless. He abandoned his life in Paris and has been on the road ever since. Vincent is an independent artist, creating in the age of new technology, making all of his work free and open to the public under the creative commons license.”



  7. July

    Nightmares On Wax DJ In-Store at Sweat Today!

    posted by Lolo

    People: make sure you can scoot out of work on time today because at 6:30pm legendary producer/DJ/music-maker extraordinaire George Evelyn aka NIGHTMARES ON WAX is going to be doing a free DJ set at Sweat!

    Here’s his Boiler Room set from last year to get you extra excited:

    He’ll be playing with a full band later tonight at Grand Central in support of his N.O.W. Is The Time best of compilation. George sat down to talk about his 25+ years making music with the New Times, read the interview here.



  9. July

    This Just In: Fela!

    posted by Emile

    The initial plan for today’s post was to feature the two Cocteau Twins reissues from 4AD. However, Heaven Or Las Vegas is delayed until August 12th, and the post wouldn’t be complete without it. Blue Bell Knoll is in though, so pick up a copy ASAP (it hasn’t been available on vinyl since 1988). But never fear! There’s a trio of new reissues from another highly sought after artist in this week – Fela Kuti. Knitting Factory Records has graced us with another vinyl run of three essential Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa ’70 titles: Expensive Shit (1975), He Miss Road (1975) and Live! (1971, w/Ginger Baker). Fela’s music is something so universal, you’ve probably heard it (and loved it), without even knowing it’s him. In fact, when we play it in the store people constantly ask what it is and want to buy the records immediately. At least now we can offer them some of the important historical marks made by the musical and political visionary who “was willing to go to jail every time he released a single.”

    Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa ’70 – Expensive Shit LP
    Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa ’70 – He Miss Road LP
    Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa ’70 With Ginger Baker – Live! LP
    Watch: Finding Fela trailer

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    Alternate plans: new releases, reissues and restocks…
    Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon – Break Line The Musical LP*
    Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire for No Witness LP
    Animals – Animalism LP*
    Antony and the Johnsons – I Am a Bird Now LP
    Arcade Fire – Reflektor 2LP
    Bacao Rhythm – Bacao Suave 7”*
    Bauhaus – Crackle 2LP
    Beach Boys – Pet Sounds LP
    Beatles – Revolver LP, Sgt. Pepper’s LP
    Beyonce – S/T 2LP*
    Black Keys – Thickfreakness LP, Turn Blue LP
    Boards Of Canada – Geogaddi 3LP
    Bob Marley – Legend in Dub LP
    Bon Iver –Blood Bank 12”, For Emma, Forever Ago LP
    Bonobo – Black Sands 2LP,  Ten Tigers EP 12″
    Botch – An Anthology Of Dead Ends LP*
    Braid – No Coast LP
    Cabaret Voltaire – #7885 Electropunk To Technopop 2LP*
    Capital Cities – In a Tidal Wave Of Mystery Deluxe 2LP
    Cat Power – Moon Pix LP, Sun 2LP, You Are Free LP
    Circulatory System – Mosaics Within Mosaics 2LP*
    Cocteau Twins – Blue Bell Knoll LP*
    Com Truise – Wave 1 12”
    Craft Spells – Nausea LP
    Craig Leon – Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1 2LP*
    Daft Punk – Discovery 2LP
    Dave Matthews Band – Remember Two Things 2LP
    Depeche Mode – Black Celebration LP
    DJ Vadim – Dubcatcher LP
    Eno & Hyde – Someday World LP
    Fink – Hard Believer 2LP*
    FKA Twigs – EP2 12”
    Flaming Lips – Oh My Gawd… LP, Yoshimi LP
    Fleetwood Mac – Greatest Hits LP, Rumours LP
    Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes 2LP
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! LP, F#A#… LP, Lift Your Skinny Fists… 2LP
    Gorillaz – S/T 2LP
    Grimes – Visions LP
    Guerilla Toss- Infinity Cat Series CS*
    How To Dress Well – What Is This Heart? LP
    Jamie xx – Girl 12”
    Jay-Z – Black Album LP
    Jimi Hendrix – Miami Pop Festival 2LP
    Jim White – The Mysterious Tale… LP
    John Lennon – Imagine LP
    Joy Division – Closer LP
    Lakker – Containing A Thousand 12”*
    Landlady – Upright Behavior LP*
    Lemon Nash – Papa Lemon LP*
    Los Straitjackets – The Further Adventures Of Los Straitjackets LP*
    Mark Kozelek – Live at Biko CD
    Miles Davis – Kind of Blue LP, Musings of Miles LP*, Round About LP
    Morrissey – World Peace Is None of Your Business 2LP, CD*
    My Brightest Diamond – None More Than You 12”*
    National – High Violet 2LP
    Nikki Sudden and the Jacobites – Texas LP*
    Nightmares on Wax – Feelin’ Good 2LP
    Nihill – Grond 2LP*
    Operation Ivy – Energy LP
    Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain LP
    Pearl Jam – Ten 2LP
    Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon 2LP, Division Bell 2LP
    Pixies – Wave of Mutilation: Best Of 2LP
    Portishead – S/T LP
    Prodigy – Their Law: The Singles 2LP
    Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork LP
    Radiohead – Hail to the Thief 2LP, OK Computer 2LP
    Ratatat – LP4 LP
    Ray Lamontagne – Supernova LP
    Real Estate – Atlas LP
    Reigning Sound – Shattered LP*
    Relatives – Don’t Let Me Fall 7”*
    Rodrigo Y Gabriela – S/T LP
    Sage Francis – Copper Gone 2LP*
    Savages – Silence Yourself LP
    Sharon Van Etten – Are We There LP
    Sia – 1000 Forms of Fear LP*
    Songs: Ohia – Magnolia Electric Co. 2LP
    Squarepusher x Z Machines – Music for Robots LP
    Sufjan Stevens – Enjoy Your Rabbit 2LP, Illinois 2LP, Michigan 2LP
    Suicide – Ghost Riders LP*
    Talking Heads – More Songs About Buildings And Food LP
    Tame Impala – Lonerism 2LP
    Thelonious Monk Septet – Monk’s Music LP*
    Thundercat – Apocalypse 2LP
    Tobacco – Ultima II Massage 2LP
    Traxman – Da Mind of Traxman Vol. 2 2LP
    Tycho – Awake LP
    Various – Decadubs 2 2×12”
    Various – Eccentric Breaks & Beats LP
    Various – Eccentric Soul: The Capsoul Label 2LP
    Various – Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label 2LP
    Various – Haiti Direct CD
    Various – Legendary Studio One Records 2LP
    Various – Miami Sound CD
    Various – Studio One Soul 2LP
    Vince Guaraldi – Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus LP*
    Warpaint – Warpaint LP
    Wolves In The Throne Room – Celestite 2LP*
    Woman’s Hour – Conversations LP*
    Xeno & Oaklander – Par Avion LP*
    xx – S/T LP

    * Indicates new release or new reissue


  11. July

    Sweat It Out: Shimmy at Moonchine, Analog Art 2 at Yo Space

    posted by Jsin

    Here’s a couple great events we highly recommend this week outside of the store. Of course you should visit us for coffee and records beforehand, and you should check our site tomorrow for Emile’s big list of records fresh in the store.

    Thursday we’ll be at Moonchine for A-Train‘s monthly dinner/dance party, Shimmy! Rob Riggs and Y-Not will also be spinning for this celebration of Rob and Soarse Spoken‘s birthdays. There’s no cover, dinner starts at 9, and dancing kicks off at 11. Don’t miss it.


    Saturday is the second annual Analog Art show! The inaugural edition of this vinyl art show took place at Sweat, and was such a huge success that it had to be moved to the YOmiami space up the street (294 NE 62nd Street) this year. Stop by from 7-10pm for awesome new work by over 50 artists.



  13. July

    INTERPOL Ticket Giveaway!

    posted by Lolo

    Just announced: INTERPOL will be playing live at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Saturday, November 8th!

    They’ll be touring in support of their highly-anticipated new album El Pintor, which comes out September 9th on Matador Records.

    Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am but you could win a pair right here. You know the drill: leave a comment below with a valid email address and we’ll select a winner at random Wednesday at 3pm 5pm [extended!]. No duplicate entries, but feel free to tell your family and friends. Good luck!



  15. July

    Ty Segall Poster Reveal

    posted by Lolo

    Our Ty Segall show at The Stage is just two months away and we’re super stoked to share the official concert poster! The artwork is by Nathaniel Deas and you can see more of his work here: Bourbon Sunday.

    The limited edition, 18″ x 24″ posters will be hand silk-screened by Iron Forge Press and available for sale at the show for $20.

    Tickets to see Ty are still available at Sweat Records for just $12 (no fees) or online. Get yours today!