This Just In: While Away…

Aaaaand I’m back from my trip out west. There was a slight lull in new stock hitting the shelves, but now we’re super-duper stocked up and officially open seven days a week! This week there are new releases from a couple of the bands I got to see at Pickathon 2013 – one you’ve definitely heard of and one, maybe not. Check them out along with the massive list of stuff in this week.

Ty Segall – Sleeper LP, CD:
“What’s most impressive about Sleeper, then, is that Ty Segall still has some surprises up his sleeve, shocking you this time out with what’s his most subtle and vulnerable work yet. As much as we’ve heard from Segall the last couple of years, we haven’t really heard him like this before, as he builds much of this new effort around his resonant acoustic guitar play. Indeed, anyone who thinks you know what you’ll get from Segall on Sleeper will likely be blown away by the up-close-and-personal tone that kicks off the album on the title-track opener, his lush unplugged strumming no doubt eliciting its fair share of admiring head shaking for living up to expectations by defying them. And that’s before the melancholy strings come in to join the steely guitar shimmer, more evocative in its poignant tone than the visceral thrill you typically get with Segall’s staggering garage rock. If his last outing Twins was Segall’s most fleshed out, Sleeper turns out be his most meticulous, considering the framework he’s working in is more immediate and requires more touch than you might’ve thought such a rambunctious and mercurial artist possessed.” -PopMatters

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Pure Bathing Culture – Moon Tides LP, CD:
“The album title Moon Tides alludes to self-discovery: ‘We are deeply inspired by the relationship between the moon and the tides. Particularly in the sense that the tides and the ocean are comprised of water and the element water is often associated with human emotion.’ While these heady themes can be difficult to explore in a pop song, Pure Bathing Culture makes it feel effortless. ‘Pendulum’ is a perfect mid-tempo album opener that pulses and shines. Other standout tracks from the album — ‘Dream The Dare,’ ‘Twins,’ ‘Scotty’ and ‘Golden Girl’ — are slices of reverb-drenched, soulful, danceable electro-pop, that musically and lyrically tap into an introspective worship of the natural and psychic mysteries that surround us. Pure Bathing Culture’s debut album Moon Tides is optimistic modern music for souls who seek to explore the infinite.” -Partisan Records

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Super-duper stocked up…
Andrew Cedermark – Home Life LP
Andy Kaufman – Andy And His Grandmother LP
Author & Punisher – Women & Children LP
Bare Mutants – Affliction LP
Baths – Obsidian LP
Beat Happening – S/T LP
Bill Callahan – Expanding Dub 12”
Black Lips – 200 Million Thousand LP, Beaches & Canyons 2LP
Black Marble – A Different Arrangement LP
Broken Water – Tempest LP
Caribou – Milk Of Human Kindness 2LP
Case Studies – This is Another Life LP
Charli XCX – True Romance LP
Chromatics – Kill For Love 2LP Night Drive 2LP
Death – For The Whole World To See LP
Destruction Unit – Deep Trip LP
DIANA – Perpetual Surrender LP
Dirty Beaches – Drifters / Love Is The Devil 2LP
Disclosure – Settle 2LP
Ensemble Economique – Fever Logic LP
Ex-Cult – Mister Fantasy 7”
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – F#A#∞ LP
His Electro Blue Voice – Ruthless Sperm LP
Johnny Cash – Rockabilly Blues 2LP
Julia Holter – Loud City Song LP, CD
Juliana Barwick – Nepenthe LP
LCD Soundsystem – London Sessions 2LP, Sound Of Silver 2LP, This Is Happening 2LP, Throw 12”, Yeah 12”
Lesbian – Forestelevision LP
Lycus – Tempest LP
Mac Demarco – 2 LP
Moondoggies – Adios I’m A Ghost LP
Mount Eerie – Live In Bloomington LP
Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea LP
Nick Drake – Pink Moon LP
No Age – An Object LP, CD
Oblivians – Desperation LP
Octo Octa – Between Two Selves 2LP
Panopticon – Kentucky 2LP
Pharmakon – Abandon LP
Phosphorescent – Muchacho LP
Porcelain Raft – Permanent Signal LP, CD
Pulp – Different Class LP, His & Hers 2LP
ROKK – I Want To Live High LP
Sarah Neufeld – Hero Brother LP
Scorched Earth Policy – Going Thru’ A Hole… LP
Shannon & The Clams – Dreams In The Rat House LP
Shigeto – No Better Time Than Now LP
Silver Mt. Zion  – He Has Left Us Alone… LP
Sleep – Dopesmoker 2LP
Small Black – Limits of Desire LP
Songs: Ohia – S/T LP
Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation 4LP, Dirty 4LP
Superchunk – I Hate Music LP, CD
The Mallard – Finding Meaning In Deference LP
Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin LP, Help LP, Master’s Bedroom LP, Putrifiers II LP, Sucks Blood LP
Travis – Where You Stand LP
True Widow – Circumabulation LP
Ty Segall – Lemons LP, Singles 2007-2010 2LP
Ultraísta – Ultraísta Remixes 2LP
Urinals – Negative Capability 2LP
Various – Michigan Meltdown Vol. 2 LP
Washed Out – Paracosm LP, CD
Water Liars – Phantom Limb LP
Zola Jesus  – Versions LP, CD

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