1. October

    Flying Lotus – You’re Dead! Listening Party

    posted by Jsin

    That was the mega intense teaser for You’re Dead!, the new LP by Flying Lotus! This Monday, October 6th Sweat Records is hosting a listening party before it’s release on the 7th through Warp Records. Stop by at 7pm when we press play on the new album while giving away stickers, posters, and limited edition art cards with album character designs by Shintaro Kago. While you’re here, make sure to get your passes for III Points, so you can see Flying Lotus live on stage next Friday! For $99 cash you get a 3-day pass to see more than 80 killer acts. Don’t miss it!



  3. October

    Your Week in Sweat: IRL:URL #4

    posted by Jsin

    First a head’s up on one of our events out of Sweat: the Nas screening at O Cinema is sold-out tonight through Sunday, but you can get tickets here for next Monday-Thursday.

    This Saturday’s in-store is the fourth edition of the IRL:URL series! It will feature performances by Jeronimo, Kleber Jones, and Suave $oles. This free, all-ages event kicks off at 6pm.

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    Tomorrow we’ll be posting details for Monday’s Flying Lotus listening party, so check back for that!


  5. October

    This Just In: Zubberdust!

    posted by Emile

    Constellation Records is well known for quality and consistency in the reaches of experimental and post-whatever sounds. Zubberdust!, the new release from Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche, takes those tenets and brings us experimental funk that’s equal parts contemplative and danceable. Elements of krautrock, early disco, avant-funk and instrumental rock and more lend to this conceptual journey. It’s infectious and it will make you move! Check out a clip below and try not to tap your feet too hard.

    Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche – Zubberdust! LP:
    Listen – “Face à l’instant, Part 2

    “Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche began in Montréal in 2011, with bassist, singer and composer Jean-Sebastien Truchy seeking a new live ensemble to fuel his desired return to the highly structured afro-kraut trance rock that was a stock-in-trade of his previous group, the pseudo-legendary Fly Pan Am (one of Constellation’s earliest bands, active from 1998-2005).

    Avec le soleil initially formed with Truchy joined by guitarist/engineer Sebastien Fournier and drummer Nasir Hasan; a rotating cast of additional players contributed to the group throughout 2012-2013, and the band gained a local reputation for irresistible and levitational live sets combining a contemporary/avant-garde sensibility with infectiously angular, rubbery grooves. Guitarist Eric Gingras (Pas Chic Chic, Fly Pan Am) emerged as a fourth core member during this period.

    Avec le soleil has by now careened towards mastery of a highly original, deeply satisfying, giddy and heady avant-funk. Anchored by the excellent bass and drum work of Truchy and Hasan, the group’s music is woven with crisp stuttering guitar and keyboard lines and a dynamic palette of electronic interventions. The pair of exquisite and exhilarating 20-minute pieces featured on Zubberdust! is the culmination of the group’s first two years of conceptual and somatic development. (The pieces are subdivided into sections for CD and digital track IDs.)

    This is (mostly) instrumental rock that exuberantly succeeds in blending a primitivist, hypnotic energy with cerebral pleasures, seeding an addictive trail of sonic brain-candy throughout the mixes. The band wholly embodies and channels its inimitable square grooves, while teasing out the innumerable joys of repetition via micro-deployments of ever-shifting electronic overlays – along with the occasional full-stop and 180 degree turn. Truchy’s wordless lead vocals (and the choral arrangement on ‘Face à l’instant’) add compelling textural and melodic counterpoints while lending the music an especially timeless, deterritorialised and emotive dimension.”  -Constellation


    Contemplative, infectious, danceable – new releases, reissues and restocks…
    Aby Ngana Diop – Liital LP
    Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues LP
    Allah-Las – Worship The Sun LP
    April March – Paris In April LP
    A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders LP
    Black Star – Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star LP
    Bob Marley – Soul Revolution Part II LP
    Bon Iver – Blood Bank 12″; For Emma, Forever Ago LP
    Christopher Willits – Opening LP
    Courtney Barnett – A Sea Of Split Peas 2LP
    David Bowie – Space Oddity LP
    Deron Miller – Acoustified 2LP
    DJ Shadow – Endtroducing 2LP
    Drums – Encyclopedia 2LP
    Electric Wizard – Time To Die 2LP*
    Electric Youth – Innerworld LP*
    Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70 – Expensive Shit LP; He Miss Road LP; Live! LP
    Fleetwood Mac – Rumours LP
    Freddy Hubbard – Ready For Freddy LP*
    Godspeed You Black Emperor – F# A# LP; Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven 2LP
    Jimi Hendrix – The Cry Of Love LP; Axis: Bold As Love LP
    Judas Priest – Stained Class LP*
    Karen O. – Crush Songs 2LP
    Kenny Drew – Undercurrent LP*
    Mac Demarco – Rock & Roll Night Club EP 12″; Salad Days LP
    Marvin Gaye – What’s Goin’ On LP
    Minus The Bear – They Make Beer Commercials Like This LP*
    Montgomery Express – The Montgomery Movement LP*
    My Brightest Diamond – This Is My Hand LP
    Nirvana – Nevermind LP
    Nothing – Guilty Of Everything LP
    Oasis – What’s The Story Morning Glory? 2LP*
    Open Mike Eagle – Dark Comedy LP
    Pharmakon – Abandon LP
    Pine Hill Haints – The Magik Sounds Of The Pine Hill Haints LP*
    Red Hot Chili Peppers – One Hot Minute LP
    Royal Headache – s/t LP
    Sensational Saints – You Won’t Believe It LP*
    Sharon Van Etten – Are We There LP
    Shellac – Dude Incredible LP
    Sinkane – Mean Love LP*
    Sonny Clark – Cool Struttin’ LP*
    St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Half The City LP
    Talib Kweli – The Beautiful Struggle 2LP*
    Talib Kweli & Hi Tek – Reflection Eternal 2LP*
    Temples – Sun Structures LP
    Thievery Corporation – Mirror Conspiracy 2LP*; Richest Man In Babylon 2LP*; Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi 2LP*
    The Juan Maclean – In A Dream 2LP*
    TSOL – Code Blue LP*
    Various – Guardians Of The Galaxy Deluxe 2LP
    Various – Dead Man’s Town: A Tribute To Born In The USA LP*

    *Indicates new release or new reissue


  7. 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


  9. 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!



  11. 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


  13. 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!



  15. 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