This Just In: Riding Dinosaurs From Pennsylvania To West Palm Beotch

No, that’s not a typo. This week we’ve got some new titles from one of our favorite local labels, West Palm Beotch. Along with those are a couple dozen items totally new to the shop, as well as restocks on some old favorites. Get them while the getting’s good!

Dinosaur L – 24->24 2LP:
2012 repress, originally released 2007. “Dinosaur L is an alias donned by Arthur Russell, a man whose contribution to dance music from the late seventies and through the eighties was formidable but only quietly acknowledged. His innovative and left field dance records were way ahead of what people were used to hearing at the time. He was a cellist who studied classical and Indian music. As well as his great strides in dance music he was also involved in the New York downtown avant-garde music scene and produced some albums in a more avant-garde/experimental vein as well as trying his own unique approach to pop. He scored several hits on the underground New York dance scene at clubs like The Paradise Garage (Larry Levan was a huge supporter). His biggest tunes, ‘Go Bang!’ and ‘Is It All Over My Face?’ were worldwide club hits and are still played today as classics. His records have influenced the scene from his first dance record in 1979 to the present day and his work has been much sampled. Sadly Arthur died in 1992, but his music lives on and his influence is still felt on the dance music scene, his tunes still sound great and are still moving many dancers around the world, so his spirit lives on. Sleeping Bag Records and Traffic Entertainment Group is proud to present Dinosaur L’s 24->24 Music for the first time ever on double LP. Includes the original album tracklisting plus rare 12” remixes and edits.”

Pere Ubu – Pennsylvania LP+7”:
“Originally released in 1998 in the UK, Pennsylvania was voted it #1 in that year’s Village Voice’s music critics poll by Greil Marcus, along with being voted one of Billboard’s and The Wire’s Best Albums Of The Year. Here, David Thomas and original guitarist Tom Herman, reunite for the first time in over 20 years to go frolicking once again in that place known as the great American Wasteland, and not only do they find that it is alive and well, but that it has metastasized. When asked to comment on the album, David Thomas said, ‘It’s the latest. It’s the greatest. It’s now! It’s pop! It’ll sell a million.’ Includes a bonus 7″ featuring: ‘My Name Is?’ (with Jim Jones on organ and drum machine and David Thomas playing the vocals from a Mac). and ‘Fly’s Eye (alt. mix)’.”

Love Handles – Handled 7”:
“From the opening chords of their debut 7″, Love Handles lets you know that you’re in for a completely engaging 12 minute ride. ‘Handled’ shows the Church of Chill staple further shaping the sonic terrain of their outstanding songwriting previously only heard in live settings and on their ‘Faith, Hope and Love Handles’ cassette. Waves of modulation wash over deceptively complex pop arrangements that are completed with the duos space echoed vocals joining us from the next galaxy. It is with great pleasure that West Palm Beotch slings this sexy purple platter all around the nation. Edition of 300 on purple vinyl.”

Are you ready for this?
Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself CD/2LP
Andy Boay“Trenches in the Sun”/“So So So We See” CS
Archers Of Loaf – Icky Mettle LP
Arthur Russell – Is It All Over My Face? 12”
Battles – Dross Glop 1 12”; Dross Glop 2 12”
Beirut – East Harlem 7”; Flying Club Cup LP
Bikini Kill – Bikini Kill 12”; Pussy Whipped LP
Black Dice – Cone Toaster 12”; Miles Of Smiles 12”
Black Lips – 200 Million Thousand LP; Los Valientes Del Mundo Nuevo LP
Black Tambourine – Black Tambourine LP
Bonobo – Black Sands Remixed 3LP
Busdriver – Beaus $ Eros LP
Consumers – All My Friends Are Dead LP
Craft Spells – Idle Labor LP
Crocodiles – Sleep Forever LP; Summer Of Hate LP
Disappears – Pre Language LP
Duke Ellington – Monkey Jungle LP
Dustin Wong – Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads 2LP
Fabulous Diamonds – Fabulous Diamonds LP
Field Music – Plumb LP
Frankie Rose – Interstellar CD/LP; Know Me 7”
Gang Of Four – Solid Gold LP
Grupo 2000 – El Destape LP
Guided By Voices – Let’s Go Eat The Factory CD/LP
Gultskra Artikler – Abtu/Anet LP
Imperial Teen – Feel The Sound LP
Ital – Hive Mind 2×12”
Jawbreaker – Dear You 2LP; Unfun LP
Jello Biafra & Melvins – Never Breathe What You Can See LP; Sieg Howdy LP
Jesus And Mary Chain – Darklands LP
King Khan & BBQ Show – King Khan & BBQ Show LP; We Are The Ocean 7”
Loops Of Your Heart – And Never Ending Nights LP+CD
Lou Reed – Metal Machine Music 2LP
Louvin Borthers – Handpicked Songs LP; Satan Is Real LP; Tragic Songs Of Life LP
Mazzy Star – Among My Swan LP; She Hangs Brightly LP
Mike Simonetti & Johnny Jewel – Hollywood Seven 12”
Mercury Rev – Deserter’s Songs LP
Morphine – Cure For Pain LP
Mouse On Mars – Parastrophics CD/2LP
Orchestra Peter Thomas – Orion 2000 LP
Oval – OvalDNA CD+DVD
Prince Rama – Utopia=No Person 12”
Pyramids – Pyramids LP
Quintron – Are You Ready For An Organ Solo? Picture LP
Ride – Going Blank Again 2LP
Thee Oh Sees – Castlemania LP; Carrion Crawler EP CD; Help LP; Master’s Bedroom… LP; Sucks Blood LP
Trans Am – Surveillance LP
Pylon – Cover + Remix 7”
Wooden Shjips – Remixes LP
Woods – At Echo Lake LP
Various – Africa Boogaloo 2LP
Various – Daptone Gold 2LP
Various – DJ Kicks: Exclusive Tracks 2LP
Various – Listen, Whitey 2LP
Various – Original Raw Soul III CD
Various – She Bop LP+CD
Various – Township Live & Kwela Jazz LP
Various – World’s Funkiest Covers LP
Weird Wives – Some Mother Fucker CS
Yma Sumac Miracles LP