1. September

    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.


    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!


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

    (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


  3. September

    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!



  5. September

    This Just In: Sun Baked Snow Cave

    posted by Emile

    Last week we featured a legendary hip-hop collaboration with Black Star. This week we have a collaboration album that is another beast entirely – and boy is it beastly! Two Japanese legends in their own rights, Boris & Merzbow, created one massive, hour-plus-long behemoth in 2005. Nearly 10 years later, it’s been reissued. Sun Baked Snow Cave is the second Boris & Merzbow collaboration, but unlike its predecessor, Megatone, it’s one long piece that takes on different shapes as it builds, expands and twists throughout its runtime. Take a listen below and come pick up a copy ASAP (it’s limited to 1200 copies for this reissue). Don’t forget to check out this week’s in-stock list below as well – so many new titles, so exciting!

    Boris & Merzbow – Sun Baked Snow Cave 2LP:
    Listen: Sun Baked Snow Cave (full)

    “What truly inspired an hour-plus collaboration between two of the most respected names in extreme experimentation? The album itself contains a statement that says it all:

    ‘A story like this deserves to be born.’

    Japanese doom radicals Boris have spent more than two decades releasing wildly diverse music that’s mesmerized audiences clamoring for sludge, rock or unbridled pop. Their impressive and extensive release history, though, pales in comparison to Merzbow aka Masami Akita. The noise paragon has almost 400 releases to his name, and over the course of 35 ear-tattered years he’s influenced multiple generations of artists and musicians.

    After these two forces first came together in 2002 for the landmark Megatone album, they spent years perfecting a worthy follow-up. And in 2005, Sun Baked Snow Cave was the overwhelming culmination. Considering that these two forces are capable of eradicating most any listener, the album at first seems like a striking illustration of restraint and reflection. But the lonesome, mournful void of a strummed acoustic guitar is soon enough smothered by drones and swarms of feedback that intertwine with pulsating, yowling electronics – two worlds that both harmonize and struggle against each other. The sound of visionaries trying to draw blood.” -Hydra Head


    Building, expanding and twisting – new released, reissues and restocks…
    5678’s – Teenage Mojo Workout LP
    Alt-J – This Is All Yours 2LP*
    Andrew Bird – Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of (Songs Of The Handsome Family) LP*
    Aphex Twin – Syro 2LP*, CD*; I Care Because You Do 2LP
    Baths – Ocean Death 12”
    Beach House – Bloom 2LP
    Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Singer’s Grave A Sea Of Tongues LP*
    Bonobo – Black Sands 2LP
    Budos Band – Burnt Offering 7”*
    Burning Spear – Marcus Garvey LP*
    Caribou – Swim 2LP
    Chromatics – Kill For Love 2LP; Night Drive Deluxe 2LP
    Coachwhips – Get Yer Body Next Ta Mine LP
    Cut Copy – In Ghost Colours 2LP
    Death – For The Whole World To See LP
    Deep Purple – Graz 1975 2LP*
    Donny Hathaway – Best Of LP*
    Dustin Wong/Takako Minekawa – Savage Imagination LP*
    Drums – Encyclopedia 2LP*
    Erasure – The Violet Flame CD*
    Etta James – Rocks The House LP
    Floor – s/t LP+7”
    Fred McDowell – I Don’t Play No Rock ‘N’ Roll LP
    Fugazi – End Hits LP; In On The Killtaker LP; Red Medicine LP
    Goat – Commune LP*
    Growlers – Chinese Fountain LP*
    Hamish Kilgour – All Of It And Nothing LP
    Have A Nice Life – Deathconsciousness 2LP*
    Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness Of Dancers LP
    Holy Sons – The Fact Facer LP*
    Hudson Mohawke – Chimes 12”*
    Ital – Endgame LP*
    Jesus And Mary Chain – Psychocandy LP
    Julian Casablancas & The Voidz – Tyranny CD*
    King Buzzo – This Machine Kills Artists LP
    King Tuff – Black Moon Spell LP*
    Laetitia Sadier – Something Shines LP*
    Led Zeppelin – I, II, III LP
    Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems CD*
    Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband LP
    Louis C.K. – Oh My God 2LP*, CD*
    Zeitkratzer – Lou Reed: Metal Machine Music 2LP*
    Lussuria – Industriale Illuminato LP
    Marshall Allen – Presents Sun Ra & His Arkestra 2LP*
    Miami Dolphins – Becky LP*
    Modest Mouse – Sad Sappy Sucker LP; The Fruit That Ate Itself LP
    Moreno Veloso – Coisa Boa LP*
    Mudhoney – Superfuzz Bigmuff LP
    Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over The Sea LP
    Phantogram – Voices LP
    Power Glove – Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon OST LP*
    Queen – Live At The Rainbow ’74 2LP
    Ryan Adams – s/t LP
    S – Cool Choices LP*
    Sarah Silverman – We Are Miracles CD*
    Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty CD
    Shins – Chutes Too Narrow LP; Oh Inverted World LP; Port Of Morrow LP
    Sloan – Commonwealth 2LP+CD*
    Steel Pulse – Handsworth Revolution LP*
    Stereolab – Dots And Loops 2LP; Emperor Tomato Ketchup 2LP
    Tears For Fears – The Hurting LP*
    Teenage Guitar – More Lies From The Goosebury Bush LP*
    Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin LP
    Torche – In Return CD + 10”
    Tweedy – Sukierae 2LP+CD*, CD*
    Ty Segall – Lemons LP; Manipulator 2LP, CD; Melted LP; s/t LP
    Various – Breaking Bad OST CD
    Various – Guardians of the Galaxy Deluxe 2LP
    Various – I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore LP
    Various – Peru Maravilloso 2LP
    Various – Reggae Bloodlines LP*
    Various – Studio One Rocksteady 2LP
    Wand – Ganglion Reef LP
    Whirr – Sway LP*
    White Fence – For The Recently Found… LP
    Wire – Document & Eyewitness 2LP*
    Yabby U – Jah Jah Way LP*
    Youth Code – s/t LP

    *Indicates new release or new reissue


  7. September

    Ticket Giveaway for David Gray at The Fillmore

    posted by Jsin

    Yesterday we sent two lucky people to the sold-out Jack White show at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Center. Tonight before the screening of David Bowie Is at O Cinema the audience will have a chance to win tickets to see Belle & Sebastian‘s Miami debut Sunday, September 28th. There’s another chance to get in this great venue for free by following us on Instagram at @sweatrecords and commenting on the flyer of David Gray! If you’re only on Facebook you can do the samething there. We’ll pick the winner this Friday to see David Gray at The Fillmore on Tuesday, September 30th. Good luck!



  9. September

    TURN ON! Debuts October 16th at Sweat

    posted by Lolo

    Dear fellow music obsessives,

    Is your browser history full of Discogs and Allmusic hits?
    Is your significant other weary of hearing about whatever subgenre you’re currently obsessed with?
    Have you agonized over the proper way to organize your collection?
    Do you wish you could unabashedly geek out about music while drinking free beer?

    If so you’re in luck! Join us here at Sweat Records on the evening of Thursday, October 16th for our first TURN ON!, a new monthly interactive discussion group for music fiends (and the curious).

    There will be a short “expert” presentation followed by a discussion of crowd-submitted topics, with time at the end for a music nerd schmooze. All ideas and viewpoints welcome! Lousy attitudes not welcome.

    Thursday, October 16th, 7-9pm at Sweat | Free PBR while supplies last



  11. September

    Downtown Art House & Other Electricities Present SOUNDS This Saturday

    posted by Jsin

    SOUNDS is a free experimental showcase taking place in the Downtown Art House parking lot Saturday, September 20th for Downtown Art Days. Curated by Emile Milgrim, founder of Miami-based record label Other Electricities, and Thom Wheeler Castillo, co-director of Turn-Based Press, it will feature two pieces specifically commissioned for the event: A Fsik Huvnx (O.E.) composition manipulating vocal recordings by opera singer Monica Camafreita, and artist Patricia Hernandez’s project the end | Radio live broadcast amplified throughout the lot. The broadcasts start at 6pm, immediately followed by performances from local electronic talents Dim Past (O.E.), Bobby Flan and Treasure Teeth. Not only do you get a bunch of great, free art in your ears, but we hear there’s free food and beer, so make sure you’re there!



  13. September

    This Just In: Black Star

    posted by Emile

    One of the most popular collaboration albums of all-time is finally back in print! Black Star’s only full-length hasn’t been available since 2002, so a reissue is exciting enough in and of itself, right? Yeah, but this version is even more special, as it’s a beautiful, frame-worthy “two-tone” pressing. Maybe you should pick up two copies just in case. It’s a slow-ish release week, but we’ve still got a good-sized list below of new releases, reissues and restocks. Next week we’ll have a TON more in, including the new Aphex Twin!!!

    Black Star – Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star LP (Remastered, “two-tone” picture disc):
    Listen/watch: Black Star – “Definition”

    All-tones – new releases, reissues and restocks…
    Allah-Las – Worship The Sun LP*
    Arctic Monkeys – Suck It And See LP
    Beach Boys – 20/20 LP*; Friends LP*
    Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe 2LP
    Bob Dylan – House Of The Rising Sun LP; In Concert Brandeis University 1963 LP
    Bon Iver – Blood Bank EP 12”; Holocene 12”; S/T LP
    Coathangers – Suck My Shirt LP
    Com Truise – Galactic Melt 2LP; In Decay 2LP
    Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World LP
    Deftones – White Pony 2LP
    Depeche Mode – Violator LP; Songs of Faith and Devotion LP
    Disclosure – Settle 2LP
    Ed Sheeran – + LP*
    Gastlight Anthem – Get Hurt LP
    Germ House – Showing Symptoms LP*
    GY!BE – F#A# LP; Lift Your Skinny Fists 2LP
    Hercules & Love Affair – The Feast Of The Broken Heart 2LP
    James Brown – Get On Up OST 2LP*
    Jens Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala LP
    Jimi Hendrix – The Cry Of Love LP; Miami Pop Festival 2LP
    John Coltrane – Giant Steps LP; Soultrane LP*
    John Lee Hooker – Country Blues LP*
    Lia Ices – Ices LP*
    M83 – Before The Dawn Heals Us 2LP
    Mac Demarco – 2 Demos LP*; Salad Days LP
    Major Lazer – Free The Universe 2LP
    Melted Toys – S/T LP*
    Method Man – Tical LP*
    My Brightest Diamond – This Is My Hand LP*
    Nas – Illmatic LP
    Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine LP
    Opeth – Pale Communion 2LP*
    Royal Headache – s/t LP
    Shellac – Dude Incredible 2LP*
    Songs: Ohia – Magnolia Electric Co. 2LP
    Sun Ra – Jazz In Silhouette LP; Night Of The Purple Moon LP
    Talib Kweli – Quality 2LP*
    This Will Destroy You – Another Language 2LP*
    TOPS – Picture You Staring LP*
    Various – Eccentric Soul: Capsoul Label 2LP; Dynamic Label 2LP; Forte Label 2LP
    Vessel – Punish, Honey 2LP*
    Weedeater – And Justice For Y’all LP*
    Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu (36 Chambers) LP
    Yob – Clearing The Path To Ascend 2LP*
    Zeus – Classic Zeus LP*

    *Indicates new release or new reissue


  15. September

    This Just In: Visions Of Dune

    posted by Emile

    This week I initially planned on featuring the new Soul Jazz comp, No Seattle: Forgotten Sounds Of The Northwest Grunge Era 1986-97 (definitely worth checking out), but changed my mind upon hearing Z’s (AKA Bernard Szanjer’s) Visions Of Dune. Vintage electronic music/modular synth/sci-fi heads take note – holy shit, this thing is massive! The reissue label describes it as in “ignored masterpiece,” which is not a bloated statement at all. How this piece hasn’t been perpetually in print through a major electronic music imprint is beyond me. 2 seconds in and you’re transported elsewhere for the entire duration of the work. Take a listen to a “minimix” of the album below, then buy the record and trip out on Szanjer’s brilliant vision(s).

    Bernard Szajner – Visions of Dune LP:
    Listen: Visions Of Dune (Andy Votel Minimix)

    Visions of Dune, an Ignored Masterpiece

    Visions of Dune is a powerful, mystical, nearly cinematic disc. In a genre that might be superficially compared to Ambient Music, it ultimately offers far more grain to hold onto than the original canons of the ambient school defined by Brian Eno, for example, require.

    Droning, electro-acoustic psychedelicism, at times close to certain compositions of atonal music, Visions of Dune is akin to the Industrial music of The Age of Crystal with its biomechanical popping, it’s electrical stridence, undulations and profound vibrations. The disc is an electronic meditation and a springboard for the imagination.

    All this is in Visions of Dune, and much more. Its different movements, a dozen in all, evoke an imaginary world, buried beneath a thick layer of digital silica which suddenly bursts into full sunlight.

    A devastated planet. Unknown creatures. An enigmatic language. A people who are, in the end, mysterious, as are their myths and rituals. This is the strength of which we speak of in Bernard Szajner’s Visions of Dune, that of images created by the mind. For in music, even more than in other artistic disciplines, what is important depends on the power to reveal or to subjugate. The rest is simply talk.

    Note that two lost pieces have been found and have been added to the original album as bonus tracks. ‘Spice’ and ‘The Duke’ were created at the same time as the album, but were left off because Pathé Marconi EMI considered them to be ‘too futuristic.’ After years spent in relative obscurity, it is time for the best-kept secret of the French underground to leave its protective shadow and finally appear in the full light of day.” -InFine Music


    Visions of new releases, reissues & restocks…
    Atoms For Peace – Amok LP
    Badbadnotgood – III LP
    Bauhaus – Crackle 2LP
    Beatles – s/t LP, Beatles for Sale LP, Beatles in Mono LP Box Set, Hard Days Night LP, Help LP, Magical Mystery Tour LP Please Please Me LP, Revolver LP, Rubber Soul LP, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band LP, With the Beatles LP (ALL MONO).*
    Billy Childish & Holly Golightly – In Blood LP*
    Black Keys – Attack + Release LP, Rubber Factory LP, The Big Come Up LP, Turn Blue LP
    Blonde Redhead – Barragan LP*
    Burial – s/t 2LP
    Busdriver – Perfect Hair CD
    Can – Ege Bamyasi LP, Tago Mago LP
    Chelsea Wolfe – Apokalypsis LP
    Cocteau Twins – Blue Bell Knoll LP, Heaven or Las Vegas LP*
    Cymbals Eat Guitars – Lose LP
    DJ Rashad – Double Cup 2LP
    Donny Hathaway – Extension Of A Man LP*
    Earth – Primitive + Deadly 2LP
    FKA Twigs – EP2 12”, LP1 LP
    Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here LP
    God Help the Girl – OST LP
    Grimes – Visions LP
    Grizzly Bear – Shields 2LP
    Gun Club – Miami LP*
    Herbie Hancock – Speak Like a Child LP
    Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs – You Can’t Buy a Gun When You’re Crying LP*
    Interpol – El Pintor LP*, CD*
    Jack White – Lazaretto Ultra LP
    Jamie xx – All Under One Roof Raving 12”*
    Jon McCallum – Surf Nazis Must Die OST LP
    Jungle – s/t LP
    Karen O – Crush Songs LP*, CD*
    King Buzzo – This Machine Kills Artists LP
    Lemonade – Minus Tide LP*
    Lou Donaldson – Lush Life LP
    Madlib – Shades of Blue LP
    Music Blues – Things Haven’t Gone Well LP
    National – Trouble Will Find Me LP
    Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics – Jaiyede Afro 2LP*
    Outkast – Aquemini 2LP, Atliens 2LP
    Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain LP, Slanted & Enchanted LP
    Pearl Jam – Ten 2LP
    Phantogram – Eyelid Movies LP
    Pixies – Come on Pilgrim LP, Doolittle LP
    Prodigy – Fat Of The Land 2LP, Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005 2LP
    Queen – Live at the Rainbow 2LP*
    Ratatat – LP4 LP
    Rentals – Lost in Alphaville LP*
    Russian Circles – Memorial LP
    Robert Plant – Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar 2LP*, CD*
    Ryan Adams – s/t LP*
    St. Vincent – Marry Me LP, Strange Mercy LP
    Savages – Silence Yourself LP
    Thelonious Monk – Unique LP
    Todd Terje – It’s Album Time LP
    Tool – Opiate LP, Undertow LP
    Tricky – Adrian Thaws 2LP+CD*
    Vampire Weekend – Contra LP, Modern Vampires of the City LP
    V/A Soul Jazz Records – Chicago Soul 2LP, Miami Sound CD, No Seattle Vol. 1 2LP*, No Seattle Vol. 2 2LP*, No Seattle 2CD*, Studio One Dancehall LP, Studio One Rocksteady 2LP, Studio One Ska Fever! 2LP, Studio One Women 2LP
    William Onyeabor – What?! CD*
    xx – Coexist, s/t LP
    Yo La Tengo – And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out LP

    *Indicates new release or new reissue


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