Tuesday, February 11, 2014

New Arrivals! 2/11/2014

Dead Moon - Trash and Burn (Reissue)
Mississippi/ Change Records

One of their harder to find and more perfect records. An absolute monster of a rocker. Killer high energy songs. Once again DEAD MOON deliver a record of all hits with no misses. Pure as can be. Lovingly remastered by TIMOTHY STOLLENWERK.

Ti Paris et Sa Guitare LP
Little Axe
A true masterpiece by one of the legends of Haitian music. The debut album by Haiti's favorite troubadour reissued for the first time on vinyl. Beautiful guitar playing with the minimal rhythmic accompaniment of maracas. Haitian blues music at its best.  ‬

Troubadour music never belonged in studios. It was happening in the backyards of Haiti in the 50s & 60s, played for small gatherings & chickens.  Very minimal, but inventive, entrancing guitar playing, inspired by the Rara Voodoo tradition. His voice hoarsed by too much clairin, the haitian moonshine, he sings of the eternal blues of poverty, simple joys & tough romance. Fans of Joseph Spence will dig this.

His songs, covered over the years by so many Kompa orchestras, are still hummed in Haiti & all over the diaspora. Try whistling Bam Pam Ladan to any Haitian & watch them smile. Some know these wonderful songs that were crafted by Ti-Paris a long time ago, but very few have heard the original versions. Here they are. 

Peter Buck - I Am Back To Blow Your Mind Once Again LP

New solo album from Peter Buck.

A second dose of solo weirdness from Peter Buck – whose best known, of course, as guitarist and co-founder of REM – but he's been a lot of cool and interesting stuff with the Minus Five, The
Baseball Project and more in the post REM years – and we admire the heck of his freewheeling solo stuff, too! This one's filled with skronky blues rockers and poetic acoustic tunes alike, with lots of dissonant guitars and unpredictable twists and turns. Other players include Scott McCaughey and other frequent collaborators and special guests. Includes "Ride That Road", "My Slobbering Decline", "Life Is Short", "Southerner", "Here In Heaven", "(You Must Fight To Live) On The Planet Of The Apes", "Welcome To The Party", "Drown With Me", "West Of Sunset", "Roswell" and more. (Vinyl only release!)   

Peter Buck- S/T LP

A loose, raw and charmingly informal first ever solo album by Peter Buck! If memory serves, he was the one in REM who most sounded in interviews like he wanted to cut out of the rock star racket and wished to play what they wanted, where they wanted, be it in a garage, a gymnasium or wherever – and bless him, here he is with a purposely under-the-radar, vinyl-only release for the mostly archival Mississippi label! Frequent collaborator Scott McCaughey, the Decemberists' Jenny Conlee, legendary guitarist Lenny Kaye, Sleater Kinney's Corin Tucker and other guests make up the band. Includes "10 Million BC", "It's Alright", "Some Kind Of Velvet Sunday Morning", "Give Me Back My Wig", "Nothing Matters", "So Long Johnny", "Hard Old World", "Nowhere No Way", "Vaso Lovo", "I'm Alive" and more.


Lori Goldston
Cello solos.
Musings, explorations, meditations, ramblings and a spooky folk song on acoustic—and a bit of amplified—cello. Recorded by Mell Dettmer and released by Mississippi Records.

Based in Seattle, Lori Goldston is a classically trained cellist with quite the CV. Her past collaborations include Nirvana, David Byrne and Cat Power just to name a few. Lori also co-founded Black Cat Orchestra and joined the Seattle band Earth a few years back.
Lori Goldston has scored and/or provided music for several films and shorts including Bass Ackwards (Linas Phillips), Humpday (Lynn Shelton), and Crashing Waves (Britta Johnson) and has also been commissioned to do live scores for several silent films.


V/A - 100 Moons LP

Hindustan Vocal Compilation

Absolutely great compilation of early Indian vocal 78s. Features artists such as FAIYAZ KHAN, HIRABAI BARODEKAR, DATTREYA VISHNU PALUSKAR, and BADE GHULAM ALI KHAN. Mediative and exciting vocals from the masters.  Great liner notes and mastering by IAN NAGOSKI complete with photos. A co-release with Canary Records

V/A Anxious Color: Stranger Than Fiction Psych Rock 1966 to 1967 LP

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