This Just In: Aye Aye

A friend shared this album with me a couple weeks back, and I swooned. It’s longform, gauzey “desert blues” to zone out to. The obvious Philly comparisons of Bardo pond and some Purling Hiss are there, but I get a heavy Date Palms vibe from this too, maybe even some bits and pieces of Red Red Meat, Loftis and early Califone (yes, I know those are essentially the same band). It’s not too out there, just a smooth, chill ride. Super limited pressing of 300, with hand-printed fold over jacket. It’s already sold out through the label, so move! Check out a track below, and of course, this week’s in-stocks below all that. -MLE

Aye Aye – S/T LP:
Listen: “Remains”
“The CV on AYE AYE, the long-rumored self-titled debut by Philadelphia’s premier desert blues marsupials, runs deep through the beer-strewn underbelly of Philly rock. The Gibbons Bros’ unmistakable slow-motion, big-chord fuzz will be familiar to anyone who’s taken a plunge into the Bardo Pond soundpool over the last few decades, though a cultivated ear will note more grits and butts and less pedalboard worship here. Ben Leapheart retains his very official title of greatest drummer in Philadelphia—have you shmoes not heard Purling Hiss or Watery Love?—with his innate understanding that the drums lead, not merely keep time. And then there’s the high lonesome harp of Harmonica Dan Balcer, a record hound of profound depth. He’s been the public face of Boogie Witch, blown his harp on records by Jack Rose and Birds of Maya, blasted noise with the Megajam Booze Band, patiently schooled dingdongs from behind the counter at the Philadelphia Record Exchange, and devoted unhealthy decades to an insatiable thirst for true rock spirit. Yeah, yeah, cool, but what does it sound like? OK bub, how about terrestrial crunching rock drifting over a great expanse?” -Richie Records//Testoster Tunes

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Aye? Aye! – new releases, reissues and restocks…
Adolescents – Adolescents LP, La Vendetta… LP
Against Me! – Is Reinventing Axl Rose LP
Agnostic Front – Last Warning LP
Andrew Bird – Weather Systems LP
Angry Samoans – Back From Samoa LP
Animal Collective – Sung Tongs 2LP
Anthony Naples – Body Pill LP*
Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92 2LP
Atlas Sound – Logos LP
Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band – Juguya LP
Beach Fossils – What A Pleasure 12″
Beastie Boys – Ill Communcation 2LP
Ben Folds Five – Whatever And Ever Amen LP*
Benoit Pioulard – Sonnet LP*
Bill Evans – Interplay LP*
Black Flag – Six Pack 12”
Black Keys – Chulahoma LP
Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath LP
Blink 182 – Buddha LP
Cap’n Jazz – Analphabetapolothology 2LP
Caribou – Our Love LP
Charles Mingus – Mingus Plays Piano LP
Chet Faker – Thinking In Textures EP 12”
Christian Death – Only Theater Of Pain LP
Cloakroom – Further Out 2LP
Cock Sparrer – Guilty As Charged LP; Shock Troops LP
Coke Bust – Fuck Bar Culture 7”
Converge – Petitioning Forever 2LP
Cornershop – Hold On It’s Easy LP
Crisis – Hymns Of Faith LP
David Bowie – Nothing Has Changed 2LP; Space Oddity LP
David Lynch – Big Dream 2LP+7″
Deafheaven – Sunbather 2LP
Death Cab For Cutie – Kintsugi 2LP+CD
Death Grips – The Powers That B 2CD*
Deerhunter – Microcastle LP
Descendents – All LP
Destruction Unit – Live In San Francisco LP
Do Make Say Think – Goodbye Enemy Airship LP
D’Angelo & The Vanguard – Black Messiah 2LP
Dropdead/Unholy Grave – Split 7”
Eyehategod – Preaching The End-Time LP
Flipper – Sex Bomb Baby LP
Follakzoid – III LP
Fort Romeau – Insides 2LP*
Foxygen – We Are The 21st Century LP
Francoise Hardy – S/T LP
Full Of Hell/Merzbow – Split LP
Galaxe 500 – This Is Our Music LP
Godspeed You Black Emperor – Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress LP*, CD*; Yanqui U.X.O. 2LP
Gorillaz – S/T 2LP
Green Day – 39/Smooth LP*; Dookie LP|
Hailu Mergia & The Walias – Tche Belew LP
Hot Sugar – God’s Hand 2LP*
Hundredth – When Will We Surrender LP
Iron Reagan – Spoiled Identity LP
Isis – Panopticon 2LP
Jawbreaker – Bivouac LP; Unfun LP
Jay-Z – The Black Album 2LP
Jesus & Mary Chain – Barbed Wire Kisses LP
Jimmy Whispers – Summer In Pain LP*
John Carpenter – Lost Themes LP
Johnny Cash – American Recordings LP
Jon Hopkins – LateNightTales 2LP
Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures LP
Jozef Van Wissem – Partir To Live OST LP+DVD*
Kenny Dorham – Afro-Cuban LP
King Geedorah – Take Me To Your Leader 2LP
King Khan & BBQ Show – Bad News Boys LP, CD
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis – The Third LP*
Kraftwerk – Autobahn LP
LCD Soundsystem – Losing My Edge LP
Liminanas – I’ve Got Trouble In Mind LP
Liturgy – The Ark Work 2LP*
Lower Dens – Escape From Evil LP*, CD*
Mac Demarco – 2 LP; Demos Vol. 1 CD; Salad Days LP
Male Gaze – Gale Maze LP
Marching Church – This World Is Not Enough LP*
Mark Kozelek – Live At Biko 2LP
M.D.C. – Millions Of Dead Cops LP
Melt-Banana – Cell-Scape LP
Melvins – Eggnog + Lice-All 2LP
Merchandise – Strange Songs (In The Dark) LP*
Minutemen – Double Nickels On The Dime 2LP
Modest Mouse – Moon & Antarctica 2LP; Strangers To Ourselves 2LP
Mr. Bungle – Disco Volante LP
Napalm Death – Apex Predator-Easy Meat LP
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Live At The Fillmore 1970 LP
Nirvana – Sliver 7″
Pallbearer – Foundations Of Burden 2LP
Palmbomen II – S/T 2LP
Parquet Courts – Content Nausea LP
Post Industrial Noise – The Official Anthology LP
Prodigy – The Day Is My Enemy CD
Ramones – Ramones Mania LP
Rancid – S/T LP
Reptar – Lurid Glow LP*
Richie Havens – Something Else Again LP*
Rudimentary Peni – Death Church LP
Rush – 2112 LP
Ryan Adams – Blue Light 7”*
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins & The Fuzztones – Live LP*
Sick Of It All – Based On A True Story LP
Skeletonwitch – Forever Abomination LP*
Sonic Youth – Goo 4LP; Sonic Nurse 2LP
Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell LP*, CD*
Tame Impala – Lonerism 2LP
The Apartments – Evening Visits… 2LP*
The Budos Band – Magus Mountain 7”; The Budos Band I LP; The Budos Band III LP
The Soft Moon – Deeper LP*
Tim Hecker – Virgins 2LP
Tool – Lateralus 2LP; Opiate 12″
Torche – Restarter LP
Ty Segall – Lemons LP; Melted LP; S/T LP
Urinals – Next Year At Marienbad LP
Van Halen – 1984 LP
Various – Bossa Nova Vol. 1 2LP
Various – Hohokum OST LP
Various – Studio One Ironsides 2LP
Various – Tumba Rumba LP*
Vatican Shadow – Death Is Unity WIth God 2LP
Velvet Underground – S/T LP
Viet Cong – S/T LP
Wand – Golem LP
Windhand – S/T LP
Wild Nothing – Nocturne LP
William Elliott Whitmore – Radium Death LP*
Yonatan Gat – Director LP*

*Indicates new release or new reissue