Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pearl Jam - PJ20 Soundtrack on Vinyl, the Pre-sale Is Up!

Just when you thought all the rumors were total horse shit, behold; PJ20 on glorious vinyl! The release date of December 13, 2011 has been confirmed! I first caught wind of a pre-sale over at elusive disc but balked when I saw the $79.99 price tag. It was just a matter of time before this beauty appeard at Amazon. Well, that time has come.... and it's currently listed here for only $59.15!!! I love the mom & pops as much as the next guy but when you can save a whopping $20 and get free shipping and zero taxes to boot, how can you resist?

The soundtrack to the acclaimed documentary will be issued as a limited-edition triple 180-gram vinyl, pressed at RTI. The package comes with a 20-page full-color 12" x 12" booklet (with introduction by director Cameron Crowe), and each LP is housed in a full-color inner sleeve with stills from the film. The jacket is a rare double-gatefold sleeve, filled with hundreds of images from throughout the band's career.

This appears to be an EU release and only available in the U.S. as in import. Weird. Whether or not TenClub releases a ultra-limited version in the U.S. is still yet to be seen.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Jimmy Page to Re-release Death Wish II Soundtrack on Ltd. Ed. Vinyl!

To mark today’s 30th anniversary, will be re-releasing a special, limited, re-mastered vinyl edition of the soundtrack to Michael Winner's Death Wish II, featuring a previously unreleased instrumental version of the Death Wish main title and new liner notes written by Jimmy Page.

Explaining the release of the album, Jimmy said: “In 1981, Michael Winner asked me if I would compose the soundtrack to Death Wish II. The songs with vocals were only going to appear in the film for a matter of seconds but I had recorded full versions of them anyway - which is how I ended up doing my first soundtrack and soundtrack album. I’ve re-released this because I wanted it to be available again.”

Only 1000 copies will be released next month from the forthcoming Jimmy Page shop, so stay tuned to over the coming weeks to find out more information about this exciting release.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Deer Tick - Divine Providence Ltd. Ed. Pre-order now up at Partisan!

Deer Tick‘s fourth record, Divine Providence is now up for pre-order at Partisan Records here. Their first record recorded in the band’s hometown of Providence, RI. 12 tracks showcasing the band in their most honest and straight-forward songwriting to date. The LP is available on standard black vinyl ($18.98) or limited edition Pink and Green swirl vinyl pull-out insert and exclusive first-pressing stencil $29.98). CD and MP3 download included in purchase. All items expected to ship on or before street date, October 25th.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ryan Adams - The Love Is Hell Mystery

Way back in February Lost Highway issued a press release that highlighted details of their upcoming 10th anniversary vinyl reissue project on limited edition clear vinyl. It was to kick-off with the re-releases of Ryan Adam's critically acclaimed LP Gold and the T-Bone Burnett produced Soundtrack to O Brother Where Art Thou

It was further reported by Vinyl Hounds and others (as it was confirmed on Lost Highway's website) that Ryan's 2004 double 10" EP, Love is Hell, was also to be celebrated with a clear vinyl reissue on September 13th, 2011. Well, the anticipation has been killing me recently so, I went back to Lost Highway's website to check on the release status only to discover the EP has mysteriously vanished from the list of anniversary reissues! No, it's not listed as "delayed"; not listed as "rescheduled"; not even listed as "cancelled" - just gone.

I always feared this was too good to be true. Can anyone shed a little light on this little shocker? Please comment.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire, And Now, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Pre-order!

As if you didn't know this was coming! Jump on this now! And get the flexi, you know you need it.


First Cut From Ryan Adams Forthcoming LP, Ashes & Fire!

The first single from Ryan Adams’ upcoming album, Ashes & Fire, due on October 11th, is now available for streaming. I have embedded it below for your convenience. Titled “Lucky Now,” it's a tender song that is classic Ryan Adams. This one is good, folks, and should have you panting for more.

Ryan Adams - Lucky Now by theaudioperv

Tom Waits, Bad As Me Teaser now up for Maximum Teasing!

Last week, it was reported that Tom Waits hinted to have something up his sleeve. This came with word of a new single called "Bad As Me" and even hopes of a new studio album. Well, Waits has revealed it all.

As a pre-order page on iTunes confirms, Waits will release the new studio album Bad As Me on October 25 via Anti-. This will mark his first proper full-length since 2004's Real Gone. Pre-order the 180g LP at the Tom Waits Webstore.

Details are still sketchy but, you can see a thumbnail of the album cover on iTunes, where you can buy the album's title track. Check out the record's tracklist after the jump.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Some Great Video Profiles of Some Wonderful Independent Record Shops...

I was so impressed with these profile pieces that I just had to share them here. These features, courtesy of the Ackerman McQueen Agency's Vinyl Vision Series, showcase independent crate digging hotspots such as Grimeys in Nashville, Good Records in Dallas, and many others. Feel free to explore their website to see them all or check out a few of my favorites below.

See them after the jump...

Friday, August 12, 2011

Gregory Alan Isakov - That Sea, The Gambler Ltd. Ed. Exclusive! Highly Recommended!

The pre-order for this Gregory Alan Isakov LP is now live at the Shopradiocast/Suburban Home webstore. This release, which was originally issued before "The Empty Northern Hemisphere", is limited to 500 copies on black vinyl and will only be available through Suburban Home (250) or from Gregory himself (250) while on tour.

It’s a beautiful album featuring 11 tracks of folk perfection. If you love Northern Hemisphere, you will love this album. “While some music fans might not consider themselves fans of “folk,” they still bow at the alters of Jeff Tweedy, Andrew Bird and Jolie Holland. And now you can add Isakov to that list.”

Stream "That Sea, The Gambler" below...

Friday, August 5, 2011

Blitzen Trapper - American Goldwing Vinyl Presale is Live, Ltd. Ed. White Vinyl only 150!

Only 150 copies available! Well, make that 149 (I already ordered one for myself!). Here's your chance to own "American Goldwing" pressed on gorgeous white vinyl (also available on standard black vinyl). All pre-orders will receive access to a stream of the entire album beginning on August 16. Snag a copy here! Check out the title track below...