1. March

    Sweatstock #5 + Record Store Day 2014 Lineup Announcement – AJ DAVILA Headlines Main Stage!

    posted by Lolo

    Without further ado, here is the timeline and rundown of acts for Sweatstock #5 on Saturday, April 19th…

    9am: Doors open for Record Store Day exclusives. As in years past, anyone in line before 8:30am will get to “claim” one pick so that you don’t get scooped by someone waiting behind you in line. You’re welcome!

    11am: We’ve already announced this but music legend ERIC BURDON of The Animals and War will be signing autographs! We’ll be stocking up on his merch, the flier below outlines the releases he will sign (no memorabilia, please).


    2pm: The Main Stage + Audio Junkie Stage at Churchill’s kick off!



    6pm: When the sun sets the back patio of Churchill’s becomes the BORSCHT LOUNGE with a loop of the Borscht Film Festival‘s most visually exciting offerings.

    The Main Stage ends at 11pm but the fun at Churchill’s goes late into the night.

    We’ll be announcing all the sponsors, food trucks, and extras (free Ben & Jerry’s!) early next week, and posting more info about and links to all the bands.

    Thanks and please RSVP on FB.


  3. March

    SHOP FOR SWEATSTOCK Sale/Party This Saturday!

    posted by Lolo

    We’re over halfway there, but we still need your help funding this year’s Sweatstock. All you have to do to support is stop by Sweat this Saturday and buy some records at our all day sale/party!

    You’ll get 10% off all used and new vinyl, 3-for-1 $1 records, and a free bonus punch on your Loyalty Card. Regular records aren’t on sale on Record Store Day so this is your best chance for our lowest prices.

    Our Friends + Fam DJ sets kick off at 1pm with DJ HOTTPANTS, LOLO, ALX CZO, CHEETAH FLORES, DJ GULFSTREAM, HILARY BLAKE, DJ PORKCHOP & DJ DALSTON spinning vinyl until we close at 10. Stop by this Saturday and score some new additions to your collection!



  5. March

    Avett Brothers Ticket Giveaway!

    posted by Lolo

    Heads up: NC folk/rock/bluegrass band The Avett Brothers are playing the Sunset Cove Amphitheater this Friday night! They are touring in support of their new album “Magpie and the Dandelion” and tickets are available now. We caught them in SoFla a few years back and they were phenomenal. Sunset Cove is a great outdoor venue and the weather on Friday should be beautiful.

    Annnd…we are also giving away a pair of tickets right here! You know the drill – comment below with a valid email address and we’ll select a winner at random Thursday afternoon at 4pm. Good luck!

    Avett - Boca 500x500


  7. March

    This Just In: Motion

    posted by Emile

    About 6 years ago, while checking out some random experimental music podcast, I had a “stop what you’re doing right now and just listen” moment. I was floored by this piece, which I later learned was “Make Haste” by Koen Holtkamp (Also one half of Mountains). What starts of as a seemingly innocuous drone piece actually delivers a wealth of distorted pulses, swelling tonal atmospheres, three-dimensional textures and nuanced guitar throughout its eleven minute progression. The trick is, you have to listen beyond what you think you know. With a common music “consumption” approach, so many people easily dismiss songs within 15-30 seconds, pop and experimental alike. It’s unfortunate, because there might be something you’d find brilliant lying in wait beyond those few seconds. If you’re up for a patient, engaging, revelatory listening experience, check out Holtkamp’s work. His newest, Motion, is now out on Thrill Jockey, who’ve also reissued most of his stunning back-catalog on CD as Motion – Connected Works.

    Koen Holtkamp – Motion LP:
    Listen/Watch: “Between Visible Things”
    “Koen Holtkamp creates music that exists simultaneously in large and small scales. His compositions lend themselves to careful examination, with each sound precisely placed. Holtkamp (who is one-half of Mountains) considers every instrument he uses carefully and pays specific attention to the environment, actual or digital, in which that instrument is being recorded and processed. They also expand and evolve gradually, giving a sense of boundlessness that extends not only to a specific song or album, but also to his discography as a whole. On Motion, Holtkamp plays with these ideas of scale and space, using shifting array of analog, digital and acoustic sources to explore the perceived effect of moving from one dynamic space to another. He excels at coaxing the sublime out of the synthetic, writing music that seems as if it has existed in nature for eons, but can only now be uncovered using modern electronic instrumentation.

    While Holtkamp traditionally composes based on material developed during live performances, the first three tracks on Motion were written and realized entirely in the studio. This approach gave him the opportunity to really hone in on each separate instrument individually allowing for a deeper sense of focus and less of a reliance on live sampling and looping. ‘Vert’ features some of the most prominent, even aggressive, use of electric guitar in any of his work. On ‘Crotales’ Holtkamp juxtaposes iridescent analog synths and virtual ‘acoustic’ instruments such as computer generated upright bass and crotales, offering a surreal take on his archetypal approach. The entire b-side is occupied by the sprawling “Endlessness,” a richly textured swell of overlapping drones and chirping synthesizers.

    Motion is presented as a stand-alone LP, and is also available as an extended CD release coupled with a second disc of Connected Works, compiling all of Holtkamp’s vinyl-only releases digitally for the first time. This includes Liquid Light Forms (Barge, 2013), Gravity/Bees (Thrill Jockey 2010), and Make Haste (A Room Forever, 2008). Listening to these albums all together only serves to reinforce a direct through line in his solo works, his techniques and timbral palate evolving as steadily and gradually as the pieces themselves.” -Thrill Jockey


    In motion – new releases, reissues and restocks…
    Air – Moon Safari LP
    Amy Winehouse – Lioness: Hidden Treasures 2LP
    Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavillion 2LP; Sung Tongs 2LP
    A Tribe Called Quest –Midnight Marauders LP; The Low End Theory 2LP
    Bardo Pond – Refulgo 2LP
    Belle And Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister LP; The Boy With The Arab Strap LP
    Big Scary – Not Art LP
    Boards Of Canada – Music Has The Right To Children 2LP
    Bob Marley – Soul Rebel LP
    Bob Marley & The Wailers – Exodus LP
    Bonobo – North Borders 2LP; Black Sands 2LP
    Brian Eno – Lux 2LP
    Burial – Kindred 12”
    Charles Bradley – Victim Of Love LP; No Time For Dreaming LP
    Chicago Underground Duo – Locus LP
    Chuck Ragan – Til Midnight LP
    Chvrches – Bones Of What You Believe LP, CD
    Cibo Matto – Hotel Valentine LP
    Cocteau Twins – Stars And Topsoil: A Collection 2LP
    Daughters – s/t LP
    Dean Wareham – s/t LP
    Death Grips – Money Store LP
    Decemberists – The Hazards Of Love 2LP
    Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest LP
    De La Soul – 3 Ft. High And Rising 2LP
    Depeche Mode – A Broken Frame LP; Construction Time Again LP; Songs Of Faith And Devotion LP; Ultra LP; Violator LP
    Descendents – Milo Goes To College LP
    DJ Shadow – Endtroducing LP
    Elbow – The Take Off And Landing Of Everything 2LP
    Electrelane – The Power Out LP
    Faint – Doom Abuse Deluxe 2LP
    Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes 2LP
    Future Islands – Singles LP, CD
    Golden Retriever – Seer LP
    Gorillaz – Plastic Beach 2LP
    Green Day – Dookie LP
    Habibi – s/t LP
    Hold Steady – Teeth Dreams 2LP
    Horseback – Piedmont Apocrypha LP
    Howler – World Of Joy LP
    John Coltrane – Coltrane LP; Giant Steps LP
    Kanye West – College Dropout 2LP; Late Registration 2LP
    Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid 2LP
    King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath The Moon 2LP
    Lavender Country – s/t LP
    Liars – Mess 2LP, CD
    Machinedrum – Vapor City 2LP; Fernis District 12”
    Merchandise – Begging For Your Life 12”
    Miles Davis – ‘Round About Midnight LP; Sketches Of Spain LP
    Misfits – s/t LP
    My Bloody Valentine – MBV LP
    National – Trouble Will Find Me 2LP
    NOFX – Heavy Petting Zoo LP; Punk In Drublic LP; So Long And Thanks For All The Shoes LP
    Outkast – Aquemini 3LP
    Pavement – Slanted & Enchanted LP
    Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here LP
    Purity Ring – Shrines LP
    Queens Of The Stone Age – …Like Clockwork 2LP
    Real Estate – Atlas LP
    SBTRKT – s/t LP
    Sleep – Dopesmoker 2LP
    Snoop Doggy Dogg – Doggystyle LP
    Sun Kil Moon – Benji 2CD
    Sun O)))/ Ulver – Terrestrials LP
    Talking Heads – More Songs About Buildings & Food LP
    Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane – s/t LP
    Vampire Weekend – Contra LP; Modern Vampires Of The City LP
    Various – Bossa Nova Vol. 2 2LP
    Various – Chicago Soul 2LP
    Various – Studio One Ska Fever 2LP
    Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombones LP
    William Onyeabor – World Psychedelic Classics Vol. 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? 3LP
    Wooden Shjips – Back To Land LP
    xx – s/t LP; Coexist LP
    Yo La Tengo – Fade LP


  9. March

    This Just In: Used Record Explosion!

    posted by Emile

    As we continue to expand our selection in the shop, used vinyl is occupying a larger slice of the racks than ever before. We now have not one, but two knowledgeable used record clerks dedicated to flipping wax 6 days a week. We’ve reconfigured our 7″ shelves (yeah, that sideways thing really wasn’t working out), jammed up the “Fresh Pulls” section, and have a dollar record section that’s a would-be beatmaker’s wet dream. All your comments, requests and feedback have been appreciated, and we’re continually working to keep our entire selection interesting, refined and affordable. Check out this week’s new releases, reissues and restocks below and stop in to graze in the used section. We hope you’ll be pleasantly surprised.


    Aaaaand the non-used new releases, reissues and restocks…
    2Pac – All Eyez On Me 4LP
    Air – Moon Safari LP
    Arcade Fire – Reflektor LP; Funeral LP
    Band Of Horses – Everything All The Time LP; Cease To Begin LP
    Baroness – Red Album 2LP
    Beach House Bloom 2LP; Devotion LP; s/t LP ; Teen Dream 2LP
    Beatles – Let It Be LP; Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band LP
    Beirut – The Rip Tide LP
    Black Keys – Rubber Factory LP; Thickfreakness LP
    Black Lips – Underneath The Rainbow LP
    Black Marble – A Different Arrangement LP
    Bleached – Ride Your Heart LP
    Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago LP
    Breeders – Last Splash LP
    Casket Girls – True Love Kills The Fairytale LP, CD
    Coathangers – Suck My Shirt LP
    Cold Cave – Cremations 12” Picture Disc
    Creepoid – s/t CD
    David Lynch – Bad The John Boy 12”
    Dead Rider – Chills On Glass LP
    Deafheaven – Sunbather LP
    Deafheaven/Bosse-De-Nage – Split LP
    Deerhunter – Cryptograms/Fluorescent Grey LP
    Death Vessel – Island Intervals LP
    Dinosaur Jr. – You’re Living All Over Me LP
    Disclosure – The Singles 12”
    Dwarves – The Dwarves Must Die LP
    Flaming Lips – Yoshimi LP
    Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues 2LP; s/t LP
    Forest Swords – Engravings 2LP
    Foster The People – Supermodel LP, CD
    Foxygen – We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors… LP
    Fugazi – End Hits LP; Margin Walker 12”; Repeater LP; Steady Diet Of Nothing LP; The Argument LP
    Funkadelic – Maggot Brain LP
    Fuzz – Live In San Francisco LP
    Goat – World Music LP
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor – F#A#… LP; Lift Your Skinny Fists… LP
    Gorillaz – Plastic Beach 2LP
    Greg Ashley – Another Generation Of Slaves LP
    Guided By Voices – Motivational Jumpsuit LP
    Hauschka – Abandoned City LP
    Havok – Burn LP
    Head And The Heart – Let’s Be Still 2LP
    Indian – From All Purity LP
    Iron & Wine – The Creek Drank The Cradle LP; Woman King LP
    Jay-Z – Black Album LP
    John Coltrane – Dakar LP
    Johnny Noise – The Day Is Coming LP
    Josefus – Dead Man LP
    Kevin Drew – Darlings LP
    Laibach – Spectre LP
    Lassigue Bendthaus – Matter LP+7”
    Lee Perry & Upsetters – Return Of The Super Ape LP
    Lou Reed – Winter At The Roxy 2LP
    Lyla Foy – Mirrors The Sky LP
    Mac Demarco – 2 LP
    Melt Banana – Fetch LP
    Metronomy – Love Letters LP
    Miles Davis – Cookin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet LP
    Miles Davis All Stars – Walkin’ LP
    Minor Threat – First Two 7”’s 12”
    Modest Mouse – No One’s First, And You’re Next LP
    Mogwai – Rave Tapes LP
    Mourning Cloak – No Visible Light LP
    Nils Frahm – Spaces 2LP
    Om – God Is Good LP
    Operation Ivy – Energy LP
    Pallbearer – Sorrow And Extinction 2LP
    Panda Bear – Tomboy LP
    Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold LP
    Patsy Cline – Walkin’ After Midnight LP
    Pearl Jam – Ten 2LP
    Perfect Pussy – Say Yes To Love LP
    Pharmakon – Abandon LP
    Phosphorescent – Muchacho LP
    Pow! – Hi-Tech Boom LP
    Queen – News Of The World LP; Night At The Opera LP
    Radiohead – Amnesiac 10”; Kid A 10”; OK Computer 2LP
    Real Estate – s/t LP
    Ringworm – Bleed 10”; Hammer Of The Witch LP
    Rolling Stones – Beggar’s Banquet LP
    Roxy Music – s/t LP
    Shabazz Palaces – Black Up LP
    Shit Robot – We Got A Love 2LP
    Silver Mt. Zion – Fuck Off Get Free LP
    Sisyphus – s/t 2LP
    Songs: Ohia – Ghost Tropic LP
    Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation 4LP; Goo 4LP; Destroyed Room: B-Sides 2LP; Sonic Nurse 2LP
    Sonny Rollins – Plus 4 LP
    Smiths – The Queen Is Dead LP
    St. Vincent – s/t LP
    Sufjan Stevens – Michigan 2LP
    Sufjan Stevens & Cat Martino – Take The Time 7”
    Sun Ra – Night Of The Purple Moon LP
    Swearin’ – Surfing Strange LP
    Tim Hecker – Ravedeath 1972 LP; Virgins 2LP
    Tokyo Police Club – Forcefield LP (“Bootleg” version)
    Tycho – Awake LP
    Ty Segall – Goodbye Bread LP; Lemons LP; Melted LP
    Ty Segall & White Fence – Hair LP
    Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II LP
    Unwound – Rat Conspiracy 3LP
    Various – Killed By Deathrock Vol. 1 LP
    War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream 2LP
    White Suns – Totem LP
    Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) LP
    Yautja – Songs Of Descent 12”


  11. March

    Yo La Tengo Play “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller” LIVE This Saturday!

    posted by Lolo

    This Saturday at The Colony Theater on Miami Beach witness a unique collaboration between two independent pioneers of film and music!

    The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller is a new “live documentary” by Academy Award-nominated director Sam Green (The Weather Underground) featuring a live score by the legendary indie rock band Yo La Tengo. In a singular performance piece, Green narrates the film in person at every screening and cues images from a laptop while Yo La Tengo performs their original score. The film traces the career of futurist, architect, engineer, inventor and author R. Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983), one the most unique American minds of the last century, and when combined with the live elements of the narration and music, creates an unforgettable live event.

    There are two performances, one at 6:30 and one at 9:30. Tickets are only $30 and are available here. Don’t miss it!


    P.S. We’re also giving away one pair of tickets on our Facebook page, enter before 4pm tomorrow (Wednesday).


  13. March

    MusiCares “Get Covered” Event at Sweat 3/19

    posted by Lolo

    This Wednesday at the shop Get Covered America and MusiCares are hosting a free health insurance workshop to help you get connected to the new health insurance marketplace.

    Trained enrollment assisters will be on hand to help you understand the new options, help you start the enrollment process, and help you figure out what fits your budget. This event is free and open to the public! Get the full rundown and RSVP here.



  15. March

    This Just In: Spy Against Spy

    posted by Emile

    When I was a kid I wanted to be a spy. My dad used to fill our evenings and weekends with spy, thriller and horror movies (many not appropriate for kids). Hell, sometimes he’d let me stay home “sick” to watch movies. My mom had no idea. I became obsessed with stealthy trickery, evil schemes and “bad guys,” and wanted to live in that world. He bought me all this kids spy gear, toy weapons and other accessories (candy cigarettes were a favorite). We would also listen to music from movies we watched and sing along to “Secret Agent Man” when ever it came on the radio.  My dad always told me the song was really about him and that I had to keep his secret. Of course I grew up and learned that wasn’t true, but I felt cool as a kid thinking my dad was a super spy. Okay, so what’s the point of this? Well, Soul Jazz has a new compilation out featuring rare spy music! It’s a ton of stuff most people haven’t heard since much of it was commissioned for TV and film, but was never used. It also comes with a 60-page graphic novel appropriately dealing with “corrupt police, political intrigue and violent sadistic criminals.” Another brilliant package from Soul Jazz which hopefully won’t self-destruct after you listen to it.

    Various – Inner City Beat! Detective Themes, Spy Music And Imaginary Thrillers 2LP:
    “Soul Jazz Records’ Inner City Beat! Detective Themes, Spy Music and Imaginary Thrillers  is a unique  2LP (and 2CD) release + an exclusive limited-edition specially created 60-page graphic novel (by the mysterious cult 1960s pulp-fiction writer Mark ‘Badly’ Antringham).

    The music on the album is a killer selection of funky, deep, rare, exciting and dancefloor heavyweight ‘spy themes’, ‘detective music’ and thrillers from the 1960s and 1970s. The music spans heavyweight break-beat funk, deep and heavy jazz, super-catchy mod themes, imaginary super-charged orchestral soundtracks and more.

    These tracks are put together from British library music companies (DeWolfe, KPM, Conroy, Amphonic) all of whom supplied music regularly to television and films around the world during this period, often for use in detective and spy programmes, series and films.

    Created as work for hire in anticipation of television or film usage, many were never broadcast and have thus remained unheard, stored in the vaults for many years. Other tracks featured were used as incidental or title music in long-forgotten 1960s detective and cult programs.

    And whilst the names of the artists and composers featured on this album have remained relatively obscure (Syd Dale, Reg Tilsley, Johnny Pearson, Barry Stoller etc), the music they created is in fact some of the most well known and highly accessible music in the world – due to its widespread usage on these detective and thriller (and many other genre) television shows and films during this period.

    In the 1960s and 1970s, these British music libraries used to promote these recordings to television and film productions on limited-run vinyl pressings (usually housed in generic sleeves). Mostly pressed in runs of less than 1000 copies, the best and rarest of these original records are today highly sought after items and included here is a fine selection of some of these rare, collectible and very groovy tracks.

    To accompany this unique album, Soul Jazz have also commissioned the creation of a special 60-page graphic novel which features the stunning artwork of the elusive illustrator John C. Patterson in partnership with the celebrated 1960s pulp fiction cult novelist Mark ‘Badly’ Antringham. The graphic novel is set in the imaginary seedy streets of East London in the 1960s in a world full of corrupt police, political intrigue and violent sadistic criminals.”


    I spy new releases, reissues and restocks…
    311 – Stereolithic 2LP
    Addison Groove – Presents James Grieve 2LP
    Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues LP
    Aloe Blacc – Lift Your Spirit LP
    Alsarah & The Nubatones – Silt LP
    Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavillion 2LP; Strawberry Jam LP
    Arcade Fire – Funeral LP; Suburbs 2LP
    Arctic Monkeys – AM LP
    Beach Boys – Pet Sounds LP
    Beatles – Abbey Road LP; Let It Be LP; Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band LP
    Billie Holiday – 3 Classic Albums 3LP
    Boards Of Canada – Twoism EP 12”; Trans Canada Highway EP 12”; Campfire Headphase 2LP; Geogaddi 3LP
    Bob Marley – Catch A Fire LP; Legend LP
    Bonobo – Black Sands 2LP
    Burial – Rival Dealer 12”
    Charles Bradley – No Time For Dreaming LP; Victim Of Love LP
    Charles Mingus – Mingus Revisited LP
    Consular – Allapattah Blues LP
    Crystal Castles – s/t LP
    Decemberists – The Hazards Of Love 2LP
    Depeche Mode – Songs Of Faith And Devotion LP
    Disclosure – The Singles 12”
    DJ Shadow – Endtroducing 2LP
    Dr. Dre – The Chronic LP
    Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Up From Below 2LP
    Elliott Smith – s/t LP; From A Basement On The Hill 2LP; New Moon 2LP; Roman Candle LP
    Gorillaz – Plastic Beach LP
    Grizzly Bear – Shields LP
    Helms Alee – Sleepwalking Sailors LP
    Iron & Wine – Ghost On Ghost LP
    Jeff Buckley – Grace LP
    Jimi Hendrix Experience – Purple Haze 7”
    John Coltrane – The Believer LP; Jazz Way Out LP; A Love Supreme LP; Stardust LP
    John Coltrane Quartet – Ballads LP
    Johnny Cash – The Fabulous Johnny Cash LP; She Used To Love Me A Lot 7”
    Joy Division – Let The Movie Begin 2LP; Closer LP; Unknown Pleasures LP
    Kanye West – College Dropout 2LP; Late Registration 2LP
    Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid 2LP
    Kid Koala – 12 Bit Blues 2LP
    King Geedorah – Take Me To Your Leader 2LP
    Krzysztof Komeda – Dance Of The Vampires OST LP+CD
    LFO – Frequencies 2LP
    Marvin Gaye – The Soulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye LP
    Mazzy Star – She Hangs Brightly LP
    Michael Jackson – Thriller 25th Anniversary Picture Disc LP
    Miles Davis – Round About Midnight LP
    My Morning Jacket – Z 2LP
    Neneh Cherry – Blank Project 2LP
    New Order – Brotherhood LP
    Nick Waterhouse – Holly LP
    Nirvana – MTV Unplugged In New York LP; Nevermind LP
    Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven LP
    Outkast – Aquemini 3LP; ATLiens 2LP; Stankonia 2LP
    Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix LP
    PJ Harvey – Let England Shake LP
    Portishead – s/t LP
    Radiohead – In Rainbows LP
    Ramones – Ramones Mania LP
    Red Fang – s/t LP
    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik 2LP
    Slayer – Reign In Blood LP
    Souljazz Orchestra – Inner Fire LP+CD
    Stan Getz – Big Band Bossa Nova LP; Focus LP
    Strokes – Angles LP; Room On Fire LP
    Sublime – s/t 2LP
    Tame Impala – Lonerism 2LP
    TNGHT – s/t 12”
    Various – Bossa Nova Vol. 1 2LP; Vol. 2 2LP
    Various – Chicago Soul 2LP
    Various – Studio One Rocksteady 2LP
    Various – Tropicalia 2LP
    Wanda Jackson – s/t LP
    Weezer – s/t LP


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