This Just In: M3LL155X

It’s no secret that Team Sweat is in love with FKA twigs (but who isn’t?). When her M3LL155X EP/video sequence dropped earlier this year, the looming question was “when will it be be available on vinyl?” Well, the answer is TODAY – at last! I’m still not sure why the label powers-that-be increasingly have these disconnects between physical/digital releases, but it’s usually only a matter of weeks in most cases. This was MONTHS of waiting, and although it was well worth it, we could have been flipping copies the entire time like nobodies business. Or wait, I guess like our business… of flipping records. So for all of you patient people who have been waiting, wanting, drooling, etc., it’s here! ALSO – the last in-stock list of the year is below. It’s insane, and so are we. We’ll have extended hours next week to accommodate all your holiday shopping needs, and can fulfill special orders through Monday 12/21 at noon.  HOLIDAY HOURS: 12/21 – 12/24 10am-10pm, closed 12/25.

FKA twigs – M3LL155X EP 12”
Watch: M3LL155X
Read: FKA twigs’ track-by-track breakdown of the EP


N3W R3L3X535, R3155U35 & R35T0CK5…

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This Just In: Books!!!

There’s an in-stock list below, but no featured record this week…

Did you know that besides records we also sell a selection of books from local writers and publishers? The titles come and go since many are smaller runs, but this week we have five new titles in, which is definitely a number worthy of mention. Four come from Jai-Alai Books, and one is conceptualized by Erick Lyle (AKA Iggy Scam). Here they are in alphabetical order):

Eight Miami Poets
Eight Miami Poets is an anthology of young, unpublished poets currently living in Miami, FL. Featuring work by, in alphabetical order, Annik Adey-Babinski, Zain Aslam, Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, Fabienne Sylvia Josaphat, Yaddyra Peralta, Cherry Pickman, Sarah Trudgeon, and Nick Vagnoni.

Last Night I Dreamt I Was A DJ / Anoche soñé que era un DJ
By Frank Báez
Translations by P. Scott Cunningham and Hoyt Rogers

Last Night I Dreamt I Was a DJ (2014), is the debut volume of poetry in America by Frank Báez, presented in the original Spanish with English translations by P. Scott Cunningham and Hoyt Rogers. A former resident of Chicago, Báez delights in the cultural influence of the United States, while simultaneously recognizing the failed exportation of the American dream to his home of Santo Domingo, where his lyrical wit and narrative lament takes center-stage. Báez’s poems are heartfelt and hilarious. They laugh at the spectacle of their creator and his struggle to exist as a poet in a world hostile to poetry, and they dare to talk back to the empire of capitalism with the voices of the voiceless.

My First Bikini
By Elena Medel
Translated by Lizzie Davis
My First Bikini is the United States debut of acclaimed Spanish poet Elena Medel. Originally published in 2002 as Mi primer bikini (DVD), the collection was written by Medel at the age of 16 and won the Andalucía Joven Prize for Poetry. In 2013, Medel won the Loewe Young Poets Prize, Spain’s most prestigious award for a poet under 30, for her collection Chatterton (Visor, 2014). She also publishes and edits La Bella Varsovia, a literary imprint at the forefront of Europe’s youth poetry movement.

Streetopia (yes, this counts because Erick Lyle used to live down here and is an important figure in South Florida’s punk and ‘zine culture)
Streetopia (the book) is an assemblage of works by twenty-four current and former San Francisco artists tentatively associated with the San Francisco Bay Area “Mission School” or “New Mission School” Art movements. Read a review in The New Times by our very own part-time Sweat sound man, Mr. Entertainment.

Contributing Artists: Laurel Braitman, Monica Canilao, Bill Daniel, Duskin and Bochay Drum, Spy Emerson, Rebecca Giordano, Johanna Jackson, Chris Johanson, Arnold Kemp, Sy Loady, Erick Lyle, Ivy Jeanne McClelland, Barry McGee, Mission Mini Comix, Kottie Paloma, Fred Rinne, Dave Schubert, Christine Shields, Dana Smith, Kal Spelletich, V Vale, Tobin Yelland, Marshall Weber, Scott Williams. Book concept: Erick Lyle, Marshall Weber; Book editing and design: Marshall Weber; Binding: Booklyn, Sophia Kramer, Aimee Lusty, Sara Parkel, Jonathan Romain, Felice Tebbe.

Suicide by Jaguar / Suicidio por jaguar
By Dave Landsberger
Translations by J.V. Portela

Suicide by Jaguar is the debut book of poems by comic creator and sales professional Dave Landsberger. Containing both unapologetic love poems and sincere elegies to wild animals, Suicide by Jaguar foregoes irony and other poetic strategies of evasion in order to engage the extremes of human emotion. Landsberger is as unafraid to address the process of gentrification as he is to celebrate the small joys of late capitalism, bending classic forms such as terza rima and heroic couplets into contemporary diction. Published in a unique bilingual format, Suicide by Jaguar also contains Suicido por Jaguar, a Spanish-language version of the book translated by J.V. Portela.

Listen and read, read and listen – new releases, reissues and restocks…

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This Just In: Holiday Stock Insanity

It’s that time of year again – where our in-stocks are bananas! Through the end of the month, we’ll be chock-full of all the records you want and need for yourself and others. Not only that, but we have have tons of turntables and accessories available, and can special-order anything you want (that’s in print), with no additional fees. Our used section is also bigger than ever, with more than 1/3rd of it full of tasty vintage jazz and blues. And don’t forget – our holiday raffle runs through the evening of Dec. 19th. For every $50 you spend, you’re entered to win an Audio-Technica turntable and a selection of LPs chosen by Team Sweat. Check out this week’s in-stock list below to see what’s hittin’ the shelves! -MLE

Take me home tonight – new releases, reissues and restocks…

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