…..news letter #894 – RSD!…..

Here we go! Weeks of ordering and receiving and plotting and in about 36 hours, all hell is gonna break loose around here. Tomorrow night we’re gonna close up early and completely strip the walls and replace everything will all them glorious RSD exclusives.

AND just in case you don’t get what you wanted, or maybe you don’t want any of the exclusives, all the other records in the shop will be 20% off as well as gear and other accessories.

AND we’ve got some sweet new swag we’ll be selling starting tomorrow, a new batch of t-shirts & hoodies as well as some awesome limited heavy canvas totes!

AND if that isn’t enough we’ve got some other swag we’ll be giving away until it’s gone.

AND if that isn’t enough, our pals from Dirt Bag Cafe will be here giving all you early birds free coffee and treats.


Prizes from:

Arturo Denim
Barber Ha
Daptone Records
Local 124 Skateshop
Sherbrook Liquor
Not so fine print… We will be opening at an hour early, 10am. However,  people do start lining up well before that. We do try process this all as fast as possible, but it will likely be crisp out in the morning. Plan to spend a good while outside in line, and dress accordingly. Some exclusive releases are extremely limited, and we have very few copies. Others, not so much. Exclusives are first come, first served and one per customer.

Oh ya… if you don’t follow us on Instagram, WHY NOT?! And now you know.


…..RSD Top Picks…..

JBH080LP_CUBasil Kirchin: Worlds Within Worlds (Trunk) LP
This is in all seriousness, the biggest, bestest RSD release ever… maybe just reissue to come out ever! Major holy grail here for me. Needless to say I freaked out when I saw it on the list, HOWEVER, this record is not for everyone, it’s a pretty wild ride. But, if you like a little adventure in your listening, then maybe you should give it a whirl…. Worlds Within Worlds: Part I And II is one of the most important experimental and improvised jazz-based recordings of all time. Released in 1971 it sold just a handful of copies, but has become a keystone in the development of ambient sounds; originals now fetch £1000+. This is the first time this exceptional, unique, and highly desirable record has been repressed. Originally conceived whilst walking round the docklands in Hull, Basil Kirchin felt that the futuristic music he had often imagined could actually be made. Only in 1969 and with the help of an arts grant could he afford the vital equipment he needed: a Nagra tape machine and Sennheiser directional microphone. Armed with these tools he set about recording landscapes, people, places, machines, animals, birds, bees, the zoo, and the autistic children from Schurmatt in Switzerland. He then took these recordings, edited them and then began the process of slowing them down to reveal the “little boulders of sound” hidden deep within the recordings. Kirchin built up layers of noise, symphonies of slowness, and then encouraged his jazz associates including Derek Bailey and Evan Parker to improvise along. The result was WWW, and nothing quite like it had been made or heard before. Today it offers listeners a mesmerizing sonic experience that remains years ahead of its time. This first ever repress features a new gatefold sleeve (Kirchin hated the original sleeve), with images of Kirchin, his original field recording tapes, and notes by WWW fan Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth). Edition of 1500 with 300 on gold vinyl; the LPs will be mixed randomly — there will be no way of telling which color is which as all LPs will be sealed. Personnel: Basil Kirchin, Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Claire Deniz, Graham Lyons, Daryl Runswick, Frank Ricotti. The perfect RSD release.

File Under: Jazz, Avant Garde, Experimental

Sun-O-LifeMetalSunn o))): Life Metal (Southern Lord) LP
Sunn O))) is pleased to collaborate with Record Store Day to release Life Metal for the first time on vinyl on April 13th via USA/UK/EU indie retail. Life Metal, their first studio album in four years, will be supported by SUNN O)))‘s first US tour since 2017 and the premier US tour of their 2019-2020 season, including stops at The Masonic Lodge in Detroit, Howard Theatre in Washington, DC, Agora Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio, Rockefeller Chapel in Chicago, Illinois (by demand second show added), The Caves in Pelham, Tennessee, and Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, New York. Dates and details can be found below, with more info to come soon. SUNN O))) has also revealed two very special listening events in London and Paris in the lead up to the release. These are free, open to the public and available on a first come, first serve RSVP basis. “With great pleasure we present a few special public deep-listening sessions of our forthcoming album Life Metal. Our wish and intention are to offer the astounding presence, detail and color of this recording on great PA systems in a public situation as an introduction. Part of the joy of producing and mastering this album in the studio was that we were fortunate to be able to listen on the perfect high-fidelity playback situations for the record, top precise studio sound guided by the best ears in the business. With these public listening sessions, we hope to get a step closer to that experience of being inside the studio for you all at these special events, a few weeks before the album is unleashed upon the world.” – Stephen O’Malley & Greg Anderson / SUNN O)))

File Under: Metal, Ambient, Drone, Doom

R-12161965-1529764265-2747.jpegCaptain Beefheart: Trout Mask Replica (Third Man) LP
A stone cold weirdo classic that for some INSANE reason hasn’t been properly reissued until now, and as this write up says, until you’ve seen this reissue, you might as well have seen a childen’s drawing of the cover, this restoration is absolutely incredible. Trout Mask Replica is a touchstone in the history of recorded music. The mix of dada absurdist blues and previously unexplored experimental avenues has long been praised as one of the greatest albums of all time. As so eloquently put by John Peel, “If there has been anything in the history of popular music which could be described as a work of art in a way that people who are involved in other areas of art would understand, then Trout Mask Replica is probably that work.” In full partnership with the Zappa Family Trust and to celebrate the relaunch of the seminal Bizarre label imprint, Third Man Records is proud to announce Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band’s Trout Mask Replica. Out of print on vinyl for nearly ten years, this remaster was helmed by industry legend Bob Ludwig and cut by the estimable Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Utilizing crystalline-quality safety masters kept in the Zappa family vault for decades by the trustworthy Joe Travers, the audio here is positively glorious. Every last skronk breathes full life into the room. Every twisted guitar figure uncurls onto paths previously unpaved. Every last bark and howl shines resolute through the vast emptiness of your mind. Previous countless Trout Mask Replica repressings used scans of scans of scans of the cover image, but the original Cal Schenkel cover photo has been tracked down and reproduced here at its clearest — its resolution from the original release in 1969. If you’ve only ever seen a jpg online or fuzzy, smeared-looking CD issues from the 90’s, be prepared to be wowed by the fully engaging spectrum this iconic image casts. This 2xLP is pressed on heavyweight 180-gram black vinyl for that full-on frenetic feeling.

File Under: Rock, Blues, Outsider

…..Record Store Exclusives…. 
Acid Mothers Temple: Does the Cosmic Shepherd Dream of Electric Tapirs? (Space Age) LP
Air: Surfing on a Rocket (Parlophone) LP
Anderson.Paak: Bubblin (Aftermath) 7″
Louis Armstrong: Disney Songs the Satchmo Way (Disney) LP
*Art Ensemble of Chicago: The Spiritual (ORG) LP
Bad Religion: My Sanity (Epitaph) 7″
Badalamenti & Lynch: Twin Peaks Season Two Music & More (Rhino) LP
Julian Baker: Red Door (Matador) 7″
Batmobile: The 1987 Demo (Music on Vinyl) 7″
Courtney Barnett: Everybody Here Hates You (Mom + Pop) 12”
Greg Belson: Divine Disco Volume Two: Obscure Gospel Disco (Cultures of Soul) LP
*Bingo Hand Job (aka REM): Live at the Borderline 1991 (Craft) LP
Frank Black: Teenager of the Year (4AD) LP
Frank Black: s/t (4AD) LP
Tommy Bolin: Come Taste the Man (Friday Music) LP
Bone Thugs n Harmony: E. 1999 Eternal (Ruthless) LP
David Bowie: Pinups (Parlophone) LP
*Broken Social Scene: Let’s Try the After Vol 1 & 2 (Arts & Craft) LP
Brother Theodore: Fate Conspires With Destiny To Do Me Dirt (1959-1972) (Iron Mountain) LP + 7”
James Brown: Sho Is Funky Down Here (Now Again) LP
*Buari: s/t (Nature Sounds) LP
Jeff Buckley: In Transition (Legacy) LP
Buffalo Tom: s/t (Nettwork) LP
John Cage Meets Sun Ra (Modern Harmonic) 7”+DVD
Captain Beefheart: Trout Mask Replica (Third Man) LP
Eric Clapton: One More Car, One More Rider (Reprise) LP
*Courteeners: Falcon (Polydor) LP
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: 4 Way Street (Rhino) LP
Crosley 3″ Record Player w/ Foo Fighters 3″ Record
Czarface: Double Dose of Danger (Silver Age) LP
*Death Grips: Steroids (Crouching Tiger Hidden Gabber Megamix) (Harvest) LP
Devo: This is the Devo Box (Rhino) BOX
*Diabolic & Vanderslice: Collusion (Colemine) LP
Bo Diddley: Rough Guide To (Rough Guides) LP
Dillinger: CB 200 (Get on Down) LP
Doors: London Fog (Rhino) 10″
Dragonfly: s/t (Sunbeam) LP
Dr. Dog: Live 2 (Thirty Tigers) LP
Dr. Dre: Nothin But A G Thang (Death Row) LP
Duran Duran: As The Lights Go Down (Parlophone) LP
Bob Dylan: Blood on the Tracks: Original New York Test Pressing (Columbia) LP
Steve Earle: El Coyote (New West) 7”
Emerson: If You Need Me, Call Me (Kalita) LP
Ethik: Music for Stock Exchange (Kompakt) LP
*Bill Evans: Evans in England (Resonance) LP
The Fall: Imperial Wax Solvent (Cherry Red) LP
Flaming Lips: King’s Mouth (Warner) LP
Fleetwood  Mac: s/t Alternate (Reprise) LP
Josephine Foster: Hazel Eyes I Will Lead You (Fire) LP
Aretha Franklin: Atlantic Singles (Rhino) 7″ Box
Ben Gibbard: Me & Magdalena (Barsuk) 7”
Good Old Boys: Drink Up & Go Home  (Rock Beat) LP
Gorillaz: The Fall (Warner) LP
Grateful Dead: Sage & Spirit (Rhino) LP
Grateful Dead: Warfield, San Francisco, CA 10/9/80 (Rhino) LP
Green Day: Woodstock 1994 (Reprise) LP
Green Jelly: Cereal Killer Soundtrack (Say 10) LP
*Green River: Live at the Tropicana (Jackpot) LP
*Greta Van Fleet: From the Fires (Universal) LP
Griot Galaxy: Kins (Third Man) LP
Half Japanese: Charmed Life (Fire) LP
Emmylou Harris: Studio Albums 1980-1983 (Nonesuch) BOX
Fuzzy Haskins: A Whole Nother Thang (Tidal Wave Music) LP
Kevin Hearn: Superhero Suite (Celery) LP
Heptones: Swing Low (Burning Sounds) LP
High on Fire: Bat Salad (Reprise) LP
Peter Howell & John Ferdinando: Ithaca, Agincourt & Other Psych-folk Fairy Tale (Munster) LP
Alex Zhang Hungtai (aka Dirty Beaches): August at Akiko’s OST (Factory 25) LP
Idles: Meat EP/Meta (Balley) 12”
Insides: Euphoria (Beacon Sound) LP
Janis Joplin: Woodstock Sunday Aug 17, 1969 (Legacy) LP
Basil Kirchin: Worlds Within Worlds (Trunk) LP
Little Walter: Best Of (Sundazed) LP
Madonna: La Isla Bonita (Super Mix) (Sire) LP
Madonna: True Blue (Super Mix) (Sire) LP
Franco Mannino e Sergio Montori: Identikit OST (Ariete) LP
Mark Lanegan Band – Stitch It Up (Heavenly) 7″
*Mark Maron: WTF: Live From the Garage (RSD) LP
Wynton Marsalis: Bolden OST (Sony) LP
Mastodon: Stairway to Nick John (Reprise) 10″
Metavari: ABSURDA – Music Reimagined in the Short Films of David Lynch (One Way Static) LP
Minus 5: Stroke Manor (Yep Rock) LP
Mission of Burma: Peking Spring (Taang) LP
Modest Mouse: Poison the Well 7″
*Wes Montgomery: Back on Indiana Ave (Resonance) LP
Moon Express: Prophetic Spirit (Modern Harmonic) LP
Ennio Morricone: La stagione dei sensi OST (Ariete) LP
Van Morrison: Astral Weeks Alternative (Warner) LP
Rudy Ray Moore: Return of Dolemite (Dolemite) LP
My Chemical Romance: Black Parade is Dead (Reprise) LP
Night Beats: Play Boom (Heavenly) LP
Nocturnal Emissions: Songs of Love & Revolution (Mannequin) LP
Ol’ Dirty Bastard: Intoxicated EP (EOne) LP
Riz Ortolani: Africa Addio OST (Ariete) LP
OST: Black Mirror: Uss Callister (Fire) LP
*OST: Knight Rider (Varese Sarabande) LP
OST: Lost in Translation (Rhino) LP
OST: Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (SilvaScreen) LP
OST: Spider Man: Into The Spider-Verse (Republic) LP
*OST: Star Trek (Varese Sarabande) LP
OST: House of Wax (Warner) LP
OST: South Park Bigger, Longer, Uncut (Atlantic) BOX
OST: The Crow (Atlantic) LP
OST: Howard Stern Private Parts (Warner) LP
*Pearl Jam: Live at Easy Street (Monkeywrench) LP
Pelican: Midnight (Southern Lord) 7″
Lee Scratch Perry: Roots Reggae Dub: Special Edition (Megawatts) LP
Lee Scratch Perry: Back to the Ark (Upsetter) Box
Pink Floyd: A Saucerful of Secrets (Pink Floyd) LP
Robert Plant: Fate of Nations (Esparanza) LP
Pooh Sticks: Great White Wonder (Glass Modern) LP
Power of Zeus: The Gospel According to Zeus (Mr. Bongo) LP
Prefab Sprout: Steve McQueen (acoustic) (Sony) LP
Prince: His Majest’s Pop Life/ The Purple Club Mix (NPG) LP
Prince: The Versace Experience (Legacy) Tape
Prolapse: Backsaturday (Glass Modern) LP
Bernard Purdie: Soul is … Pretty Purdie (Tidal Wave Music) LP
Ziad Rahbani: Abu Ali (Wewantsound) LP
Ramones: Live at the Palladium, New York, NY 12/31/79 (Rhino) LP
Otis Redding w/ Booker T & The MGs: Just Do It (Sony) LP
Lou Reed: Ecstacy (Reprise) LP
Residents: B.S. LP (Cryptic Corporation) LP
Max Richter: La Prima Linea (SilvaScreen) LP
Robyn: Body Talk (Interscope) LP
Pete Rock: Return of the SP1200 (Tru Thoughts) LP
*Pete Rock: Don’t Smoke Rock (BBG) LP
*Rockabye Baby: Lullaby Renditions of Weezer (Rockabye) LP
*Rolling Stones: Big Hits (ABKCO) LP
*Rolling Stones: Through the Past Darkly (ABKCO) LP
Sol Seppy: The Bells of 1 2 (Gronland) LP
Nina Simone: Rough Guide (Rough Guide) LP
Skatalites: Greetings from Skamania (Jump Up) LP
Sly & the Family Stone: Woodstock Sunday Aug 17, 1969 (Legacy) LP
Soccer Mommy: For Young Heats (Fat Possom) LP
Social Distortion: Poshboy’s Little Monster (Radiation) LP
Alexander Skip Spence: AndOarAgain (Sundazed) LP
Streets: Remixes & B Sides Too (Warner) LP
Sublime: Nugs: Best of the Box (Universal) LP
*Suicide: Dream Baby Dream (BMG) 12″
Moses Sumney: Black in Deep Red (Jagjaguwar) LP
Sunn o))): Life Metal (Southern Lord) LP
The Sylvers: s/t (Mr. Bongo) LP
Tangerine Dream: Poland: The Warsaw Concert (Esoteric) LP
Serj Tankian: Harikiri (Music on Vinyl) LP
Cecil Taylor: The Great Paris Concert (ORG) LP
Teenage Head: s/t LP
Television Personalities: Some Kind of Happening (Fire) LP
Television Personalities: Some Kind of Trip (Fire) LP
*Ten in the Swear Jar (Xiu Xiu): Fort Awesome (Graveface) LP
Thrice: Deeper Wells (Epitaph) LP
Thrush Hermit: Clayton Park (New Scotland) LP
Jeff Tweedy: Warmer (dBpm) LP
Vitamin String Quartet: VSQ Performs Bjork (Vitamin) LP
Albert Washington: Sad And Lonely (Tidal Wave Music) LP
Weezer: Teal Album (Atlantic) LP
Wipers: Alien Boy (Jackpot) 7″
Yes: s/t (Atlantic) LP
Frank Zappa: The Guitar World According to.. (Universal) LP
*Various: Blood on Black Wax BOOK
Various: Boombox45 (Soul Jazz) 45 Box
*Various: Boy Meets Girl: Classic Stax Duets (Craft) LP
Various: Brazil Classic 30th Anniversary Box Set (Luaka Bop) BOX
Various: Hillbillies In Hell: Volume 8 (Iron Mountain) LP
Various: Cold War Countdown: Country Music Goes To War (1952-1972) (Iron Mountain) LP
Various: Folk & Pop Sounds of Sumatra Vol 2 (Sublime Frequencies) LP
Various: Mighty Instrumentals R&B Style 1964 (R&B) LP
Various: New York Soul 1968 (History of Soul) LP
Various: New Orleans 1968 (History of Soul) LP
*Various: Poppies: Assorted Finery from the Psychedelic Age (Craft) LP
*Various: Stax Does the Beatles (Craft) LP
Various: Studio One Showcase (Soul Jazz) 45 Box
Various: Sugar Hill Records: The DJ 12″ Boxset (Rhino) BOX
Various: Soho Scene ’59 (History Of RnB) LP
Various: Soul Slabs Vol 2 (Colemine) 3LP
Various: Sun Records Vol 6 (Sun) LP
Various: Texas Soul ’68 (History of RnB) LP
Various: Where the Action is! Los Angeles Nuggets (Rhino) LP
Various: Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack (Cotillion) LP

*showing up tomorrow (friday)

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