This Just In: Interplanetary Melodies

Soooooo… this week I won’t be talking about any new releases in particular. Instead I want to tell you about an event happening at Gramps – The Sun Ra 100th Birthday Celebration! We sell a ton of Sun Ra records at Sweat, which makes sense because Sun Ra made a ton of records. At over 100 albums, his is actually one of the largest discographies in music history. He was a true lo-fi and DIY pioneer, getting his work out there without dependence on the financial backing or resources of a label. And at over 100 albums, he was obviously doing many things right.

To honor the legend that is Sun Ra, local artist/archivist/collector/DJ/biggest Sun Ra fan I know, Kevin Arrow, has organized an interactive celebration this Thursday, May 22nd: “DJ Waterbed Kev aka Alter-Destiny aka Cosmo Approach aka DJ Abstract Eye will lay it down to honor the cosmic captain. There will be visual accompaniments. Please bring a musical instrument such as Drum or Drum Machine, Saxophone, Tuba, Maraca or Whistle to make some noise at the appropriate time. Later that night the Joyful Noise continues with the Wiggins (Houston) and Snakehole (Miami)!

I hope to see you all there! And yes, you still get an updated in-stock list below…


Choose your cosmic destiny – new releases, reissues & restocks…
Afghan Whigs – Do The Beast CD
Amon Duul II – Wolf City LP
Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92 2LP
Atoms For Peace – AMOK 2LP
Arctic Monkeys – AM LP
Bad Brains – s/t LP
Badbadnotgood – III 2LP
Band Of Horses – Cease To Begin LP; Everything All The Time LP
Beach Boys – Pet Sounds LP
Beck – Morning Phase LP
Belle And Sebastian – The Boy With The Arab Strap LP
Big Star – Radio City LP
Black Lips – s/t LP
Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe 2LP
Boards Of Canada – Campfire Headphase 2LP; In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country 12”; Music Has The Right To Children 2LP; Tomorrow’s Harvest 2LP
Broken Water – Tempest LP
Budos Band – s/t LP; II LP; III LP
Burial – Kindred 12”
Charles Bradley – No Time For Dreaming LP; Victim Of Love LP
Cities Aviv – Come To Life LP
Cleared – Drown LP
Coldplay – Ghost Stories 2LP, CD
Conor Oberst – Upside Down Mountain CD
Cult – Electric Peace 2LP
Curtis Harding – Soul Power LP
Cut Copy – Free Your Mind LP
Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots 2LP, CD
DJ Rashad – Itz Not Rite 12”
Dum Dum Girls – Too True LP
Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – Party Jail LP
Elastica – s/t LP
Elephant – Sky Swimming LP
Ellington & Coltrane – s/t LP
EMA – The Future’s Void CD
Erykah Badu – Baduizm LP
Father John Misty – Fear Fun LP
FKA Twigs – EP2 12”
Future Islands – Singles CD
Gorillaz – s/t 2LP
Grimes – Visions LP
Haim – Days Are Gone LP
Hollis Brown – Hollis Brown Gets Loaded LP
inc. – No World LP
Interpol – s/t LP
Jamie XX – Girl 12”
Jay Reatard – Matador Singles ’08 LP
Jim White – The Mysterious Tales Tale Of How I Shouted… LP=
John Carpenter – Halloween OST 2LP
John Coltrane – Giant Steps LP
Jonathan Richman – No Me Quejo De Mi Estrella LP
Jungle – Busy Earnin’ 12”
Kid Koala – 12 Bit Blues 2LP
La Sera – Hour Of The Dawn LP, CD; Sees The Light LP
Laraaji – Celestial Music 1978-2011 2 LP
Lee Fields & The Expressions – Magnolia 7”
Los Amigos Invisibles – Arepa 3000 2LP
Madlib – Shades Of Blue LP
Miles Davis – Sketches Of Spain LP
Nas – Illmatic LP
Neil Young – After The Gold Rush LP
Nickel Creek – A Dotted Line LP+CD
Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine LP
Notwist – Close To The Glass 2LP
Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain LP
Phantogram – Eyelid Movies LP
Pixies – Bossanova LP; Trompe Le Monde LP
Plaid – Reachy Prints LP
Prince – Purple Rain LP
Promartyr – Under Color Of Official Right LP
Purity Ring – Shrines LP
Queens Of The Stone Age – …Like Clockwork 2LP; s/t 2LP
Ramones Rocket To Russia LP; s/t LP
Ratking – So It Goes LP
Ray Lamontagne – Supernova LP, CD
Roots – And Then You Shot Your Cousin CD
Shannon & The Clams – Dreams In The Rat House LP
Sharon Jones – 100 Days, 100 Nights LP
Sigur Ros – Kveikur 2LP
Sleep – Dopesmoker 2LP
Souljazz Orchestra – Inner Fire LP+CD
SpaceGhostPurrp – Mysterious Phonk 2LP
Sunny Day Real Estate – Diary 2LP; LP2 2LP
T. Rex – Electric Warrior LP
Teebs – Estara 2LP
Tom Waits – Early Years Vol. 1 LP; Swordfishtrombones LP
Tom Ze – Brazil Classics 5: Hips Of Tradition LP
Tori Amos – Unrepentant Geraldines CD
Trans Am – Volume X LP
Various – Afro Peruvian Classics: The Soul Of Black Peru LP
Various – Bleep:10 2LP, CD
Various – Haiti Direct CD
Various – Inner City Beat! Detective Themes, Spy Music…2LP
Various – Miami Vice OST LP
Various – Punk 45 Vol. 1 2LP
Various – Punk 45 Vol. 3 2LP, CD
Various – Studio One Soul 2LP
Yo La Tengo – Painful LP; And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out LP
Zombies – Odyssey & Oracle LP

1 thought on “This Just In: Interplanetary Melodies

  1. This is great! SWEAT is where I keep all my records before I buy them! I am also spinning a set of punk rock, free jazz and reggae on Saturday at 6PM at SWEAT. come say hi. DJ accepts tips but NO REQUESTS!

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