This Just In: BEAT HAPPENING!

It’s the album that launched a thousand ships! Errrr… OK, more like like a thousand bicycles, slumber parties and indie rock bands. This is the first Beat Happening album, first K Records release and first in a series of reissues of Beat Happening’s entire catalog. If you’ve never heard them directly, you’ve definitely heard their influence in dozens of bands you love. And if you’re already a fan, you know how difficult and expensive it’s been to get a copy of this over the past decade. From K:

“A hundred summer days bottled up inside one guitar. The first Beat Happening album has been reissued with lots of extra material recorded in 1983-85, the time during which the first album was originally recorded and released. Bret, Heather and Calvin made music hot and bothered, the world listened with trepidation. As the first album released on K, it set a mood of irresistibility that has endured for twenty years. The refurbished Beat Happening includes the original Greg Sage (the Wipers) produced sessions that comprised most of the original album and the first single (‘Our Secret’ / ‘What’s Important’). Five of the songs were recorded while Beat Happening was living in Japan and then released as the Three Tea Breakfast cassette. There are also several songs that were originally included on various cassette compilations long out of print.”

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Other recent releases/reissues/restocks:
A Certain Ratio – To Each… LP (180 gram, hand-numbered on opaque red vinyl)
Atoms For Peace – AMOK 2LP, Judge Jury and Executioner 12″
B.F.G. – Blue LP
Beat Happening – S/T LP
Belle & Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister LP, The Boy With The Arab Strap LP
Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Lie Down In The Light LP
Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago LP, S/T LP
Brian Jonestown Massacre – …And This Is Our Music LP
Carter Tutti Void – Transverse LP
Cat Power – What Would The Community Think LP, Moon Pix LP, You Are Free LP, The Greatest LP
Chelsea Light Moving – S/T LP
Circuit Rider – S/T LP
Cluster + Eno – S/T LP (180 gram)
The Coathangers/Nu Sensae – Derek’s Song 7″
Codeine – Frigid Stars 2LP+CD, White Birch 2LP+CD
Coke Bust/Vaccine – Split 7″
The Cramps – Psychedelic Jungle LP (import)
Crass – Yes Sir, I Will LP
Miles Davis – Blue Haze LP
Death – Spiritual/Mental/Physical LP
Dinosaur Jr. – Now The Fall 7″
Dirty Projectors – Rise Above LP
DJ Q-Bert – Battle Breaks #1 LP
Dope Body – Saturday 7″
Dur-Dur Band – Volume 5 LP
Ensemble Pearl – S/T 2LP
Fol Chen – The False Alarms LP
Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers) – Paul’s Not Home 7″
Jimi Hendrix – People, Hell and Angels 2LP (200 gram vinyl)
High On Fire – De Vermis Mysteris 2LP
Iceage – Ecstasy 7″
J. Dilla – 48 Hours Instrumentals LP
Jim Jarmusch/Jozef Van Wissem – The Mystery Of Heaven LP
Jerusalem In My Heart – Mo7it Al-Mo7it LP
Syl Johnson – Dresses Too Short LP, Is It Because I’m Black? LP
Johnny Marr – The Messenger LP
Low – The Invisible Way LP
Medusa – First Step Beyond LP
The Misfits – Legacy of Brutality LP
Mono – You Are There 2LP
My Bloody Valentine – M B V (180 gram, gatefold)
Nico – Chelsea Girl (180 gram repress)
Nirvana – Sliver 7″
OM – Addis Dubplate by Alpha & Omega 12″, Advaitic Songs 2LP
Palma Violets – 180 LP
Phosphorescent – Muchacho LP
The Pixies – Bossanova LP
Prodigy – Fat Of The Land 2LP
Purling Hiss – Water On Mars LP
Puscifer – Conditions Of My Parole 2LP (gatefold)
Queens Of The Stone Age – S/T 2LP
Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx – We’re New Here LP
Ty Segall – Would You Be My Love 7″
Sigur Ros – Valtari 2LP
Silver Mt. Zion – He Has Left Us Alone LP, Born Intro Trouble LP
Songs: Ohia – The Magnolia Electric Co. LP (R.I.P. Jason)
Stornoway – Tales From Terra Firma LP
Suicidal Tendencies – S/T LP
Tame Impala – Innerspeaker 2LP (gatefold)
Various – Downriver Revival 2LP+DVD
Various – Eccentric Soul: The Dynamic Label 2LP
Volcano Choir – Unmap LP
Weezer – Weezer (The Blue Album) LP (Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, 180 gram)
Jack White – Blunderbuss LP (180 gram), Fly Farm Blues 7″
The White Stripes – White Blood Cells LP (180 gram)
The xx – xx LP, Coexist LP
Yo La Tengo – Fade LP