This Just In: DUBS

Gonna take a short break from featuring records this week and focus on the things that enable you to enjoy records – your ears! You may have seen the posts on our Facebook and Instagram about DUBS, the acoustic filters we’re carrying at the shop, but I wanted to add info here too because it’s that important. I road tested DUBS throughout International Noise Conference 2015, and they were incredible. I’ve tried so many types of earplugs, cheap and expensive, and none have given me consistent results until now. Plus, they also fit well and have a low profile so they’re not easily knocked out or moved. For all the fancy details/words, info from the company is below. Please don’t go deaf because you love music too much – wear earplugs! Oh, and check out this week’s awesome in-stocks too…

“DUBS Acoustic Filters are advanced tech earplugs that reduce volume without sacrificing the clarity of sound. Whether you’re in the city, at a concert, on a plane or at the game, the DUBS protect your ears to keep you going louder, longer.  Traditional ear plugs block all noise, muffling the sounds of the world around you. The DUBS are different. Developed by leading acoustic engineers and designers, the DUBS have been pre-tuned to target specific frequencies, so you hear the world the way it was meant to be heard.

The DUBS use Dynamic Attenuation, an intricate mechanical process that filters sound. While traditional earplugs distort and muffle, our engineers developed a proprietary combination of high and low pass filters that allow the DUBS to reduce volume while preserving the proper balance and clarity of the audio you hear.

The DUBS have been constructed with premium materials – including high strength plastics, stainless steel, polymer foams and silicones – to create a durable product that can be worn over and over, every day.  Unlike awkward foam earplugs, the DUBS unique form factor allow them to be worn comfortably and to sit flush against the ear. The DUBS are reusable, and come with a convenient, portable case to go with you everywhere.

We chose this combination of filters to match the way the ear’s sensitivity to sound changes based upon the loudness of the signal. Our filters provide a response curve that approximates these changes, so when your favorite musician gets the sound set just right, your DUBS Acoustic Filters can turn the volume down while retaining the sonic experience.”


Hear with your ears – new releases, reissues and restocks…
Aaron Dilloway & Jason Lescalleet – Popeth LP
Air – Moon Safari LP
Alice Coltrane – A Monastic Trio LP
Alt-J – An Awesome Wave LP
Andy Stott – Faith In Strangers 2LP
Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works Vol. 2 2LP
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs 2LP
Arctic Monkeys – AM LP
Ariel Pink – pom pom 2LP
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes LP
Arthur Russell – Calling Out Of Context 2LP; Love Is Overtaking Me 2LP
Ata Kak – Obaa Sima LP*
Atlas Sound – Logos LP; Parallax LP
Au.Ra – Jane’s Lament LP*
Badbadnotgood & Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul CD*
Bauhaus – Mask LP; In The Flat Field LP
Beirut – March Of The Zapotec & Realpeople Holland 2×12″; The Flying Cup Club LP
Belle & Sebastian – Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance CD
Black Lips – 200 Million Thousand LP
Blind Willie Johnson – Praise God I’m Satisfied LP
Boards Of Canada – Hi Scores 12″
Bob Marley – African Herbsman LP; Lee Perry Masters LP
Bon Iver – Beth/Rest 12″; For Emma, Forever Ago LP
The Books – Music For A French Elevator & Other Oddities 2LP
Bugs & Rats – S/T LP”
Busta Rhymes – The Coming 2LP
Can – Future Days LP
Chet Faker – Built On Glass 2LP
Clipse – Hell Hath No Fury LP
Cure – Disintegration 2LP
Daft Punk – Homework 2LP
Dan Deacon – Gliss Riffer LP
Danny Brown – Old LP
David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant LP
David Lynch – Big Dream 2LP+7″
Death Grips – No Love Deep Web LP
Deftones – Adrenaline LP; White Pony 2LP
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien – I Wish My Brother George Was Here 2LP
Devo – Hardcore Live! 2LP
D.O.A. – Hardcore ’81 LP
Deerhunter – Microcastle LP
Disappears – Irreal LP
Drexciya – Harnessed The Storm 2LP
Eric Burdon & The Animals – Winds Of Change LP*
Etta James – Tell Mama LP
Ex-Cult – Midnight Passenger LP
Factory Floor – S/T 2LP
Fela Anikulapo Kuti – Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense LP
Francis Bebey – African Electronic Music 2LP
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Pinata 2LP
Fugazi – In On The Kill Taker LP; Instrument LP
Funkadelic – Let’s Take It To The Stage LP; S/T LP; Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On LP
Future Islands – Singles LP
Furry Lewis – In His Prime LP
Gang Of Four – What Happens Next LP
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Don’t Bend! Ascend! LP; Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven 2LP
Grimes – Visions LP
Guitar Wolf – Beast Vibrator LP
Hauschka – The Prepared Piano LP
Health – Health LP
House Of Lightning – Lightworker LP
Ibeyi – S/T LP
Inflatable Boy Clams – S/T 2×7″
Interpol – El Pintor LP; S/T LP
James Brown – Super Bad LP
James Carr – You Got My Mind Messed Up LP
Jessica Pratt – On Your Own Love Again LP
Jesus & Mary Chain – Barbed Wire Kisses LP
John Coltrane – Dakar LP; Lush Life LP; Settin’ The Pace LP; Stardust LP; The Paris Concert LP
Johnny Cash – American III: Solitary Man LP
Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures LP
Juan Maclean – In A Dream 2LP
Julee Cruise – Floating Into The Night LP
Justice – Cross 2LP
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid 2LP
Kenny Dorham – Afro-Cuban LP
Kenny Larkin – Azimuth EP 12”; Metaphor EP 12”
King Crimson – Live At The Orpheum LP
King Tubby – Dub From The Roots LP; Iyatha LP; Roots Of Dub LP
King Khan & BBQ Show – What’s For Dinner? LP
King Woman – Doubt LP
Kurt Vile – Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze 2LP
Kyuss – Welcome To Sky Valley (2014) LP
Lee Fields – Faithful Man LP
Lee Perry – Dub Treasures From The Black Ark LP
Liaisons Dangereuses – S/T LP
Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband LP
Lotic – Heterocetera EP 12”*
Lust For Youth – International LP
MC5 – Kick Out The Jams Motherfucker LP
Mike Shiflet & High Aura’d – Awake LP*
Miles Davis – Collectors’ Items LP
Moon Duo – Shadow Of The Sun LP+7”*
Mumdance & Logos – Proto 2LP
Naomi Punk – Television Man LP
Negative Insight #2
Nina Simone – At The Village Gate LP; Black Gold LP
Nirvana – In Utero 2013 Mix 2LP
No Age – Weirdo Rippers LP
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Chasing Yesterday CD*, LP*
Novelist x Mumdance – 1 Sec EP 12”*
Null – Almost LP*
Octo Octa – More Times EP 12”*
Of Montreal – Aureate Gloom CD*, LP*
Palmbomen II – S/T 2LP*
Pavement – Watery, Domestic EP 12”
Pelican – The Cliff 12”*
Peter Tosh – Legalize It LP
Prodigy – Fat Of The Land 2LP; Music For The Jilted Generation 2LP
Profligate – Finding the Floor CS
Purity Ring – Another Eterninty CD, LP
Pye Corner Audio – The Black Mist EP 12”*
Q And Not U – No Kill No Beep Beep LP
Ratatat – LP3 LP
Ratking – So It Goes LP
Rectal Hygenics – Ultimate Purity LP
Red Sea – In The Salon CS
Rocket Juice & The Moon – Manuela 10”
Royksopp – The Inevitable End 2LP
Ryan Adams – Ashes & Fire LP
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour LP
Samuel Hoffman/Les Baxter – First Electronic Chillout Music LP
Scott Tuma – Modern Surf Classics 2LP
Sigur Ros – Med Sud I Eyrum… 2LP; Von 2LP
Silent Servant/Broken English – Violence & Divinity EP 12”*
Six Organs Of Admittance – Hexadic LP
Snoop Dogg – Doggystyle LP
Songs: Ohia – Lioness LP
Sonic Youth – A Thousand Leaves 2LP; Rather Ripped LP; Simon Werner A Disparu LP; Slaapkamers Met Slagroom LP
Son House/J.D. Short – Delta Blues LP
St. Vincent – S/T LP
Stan Getz – Big Band Bossa Nova LP
Stockholm Monsters – All At Once 2LP+7″
Surgeon – S/T EP 12”
Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake – Modern Surf Classics LP
Swans – Burning World LP
Syd Barrett – The Madcap Laughs LP
Teenage Fanclub – Man Made LP; Shadows LP
The Greg Foat Group – Live At The Playboy Club, London LP
The Notwist – The Messier Objects 2LP
Thee Oh Sees – Castlemania 2LP; Floating Coffin LP; Help LP; Putrifiers II LP; Sucks Blood LP
Throbbing Gristle – 20 Jazz Funk Greats LP
Tiger & Woods – Scoring Pt. 1 12”
Torche – Restarter LP
Transllution – The Opening Of The Cerebral Gate 3LP
Ty Segall – Goodbye Bread LP; Mr. Face 2×7”; Singles 2 CD
Ty Segall / Black Time – Split LP
Various – Back From The Grave Vol. 2 LP
Various – Barefoot In The Head Vol. 1 CD
Various – Eccentric Soul: The Dynamic Label 2LP; Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label 2LP; Eccentric Soul: The Outskirts Of Deep City 2LP, CD
Various – Attack Dub LP
Various – Cosmic Machine 2LP+CD
Various – Diablos Del Ritmo Vol. 1 2LP
Various – Drop On Down In Florida 2CD+Book
Various – Electronic Toys 2 LP
Various – Music From Saharan Cellphones LP
Various – Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga! 2LP
Various – Rocksteady Hits The Town LP
Various – Sound System Rockers: Kingston Town 69-75 LP
Various – Ultra High Frequencies: The Chicago Party 2LP+DVD*
Vexx – S/T LP
Violent Femmes – S/T LP
The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream CD
Warehouse – Tesseract CS*
Wastelands – S/T CS
Weedeater – Jason… The Dragon LP*
Whirr – Distressor LP; Sway LP
Windhand – S/T LP
Witch – Introduction LP; Lazy Bones LP
Wrong – Stop Giving CS
Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) LP
xx – Coexist LP
Yo La Tengo – Painful LP

*Indicates new release or new reissue

1 thought on “This Just In: DUBS

  1. hi Emile
    I’m busy this time of the year
    but always I find time to check your
    this just in post
    my favorite, Mike shiflet & high aura ‘d
    and from the time machine :
    phillip cohran ( w Pete cosey )
    u r my music buyer adviser favorite ever
    I visited many music stores in my life ….

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