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Permanent Records Update 11.25.14

 

Hey Everybody!

 

We've got tons of new stuff to tell you about… A new singles collection from Ty Segall on Drag City, the jaw droppingly brilliant new album from Espectrostatic on Trouble in Mind, a new offering from Ariel Pink on 4AD, psych-rawk bliss from Blown Out on Riot Season, Chris & Cosey Reissues, Swans Fitlh reissue and loads more amazing sounds!

 

Check out this awesome event:
Our pal Dan is organizing the 2nd Annual Bottle Hop at The Empty Bottle on December 12thThe Congregation, The Tenders and The Chandelier Swingers will all be playing old school rock n' roll all night long and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository!  There will be gifts and giveaways as well! 

 

More info can be found here:
Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/376129289217575

 

Empty Bottle show info:
http://emptybottle.com/show/5428815

 

GCFD virtual food drive:
http://www.myfooddrive.org/drive.php?bottlehop

 

Here’s the haps round the shops!

 

Thanks to the Scotch Apostles for rockin' the LA shop on Saturday!

 

Big Pig will be dropping by the Los Angeles shop on Saturday, November 29th at 6:30 PM to provide the evening jamz!  Come one, come all!

 

Permanent Records Chicago is DJing both nights of Thee Oh Sees doubleheader at The Empty Bottle on Tuesda, November 25th and Wednesday, November 26th!  Jack Name and Running are also playing both nights!  We'll be in the back manin' the booths! Come say hi!

 

All in stores are always ALL AGES and FREE!!!

 

Hey LA!
And just like every week, P-Rex Los Angeles DJs continue to FEED THE FREAKS !!!
Here's the general info on Feed The Freaks:
"Every Wednesday.  Black Boar - 1630 Colorado Blvd.  10-2am.
Rock'n'Roll Partytime!  With Lance Bummer and Special Guests.
Drink specials.  Excellent adventures, only.  Absolutely, no bogus journeys.
Get down."

 

WE'RE ALWAYS BUYING USED LPs, 7"s, CDs, and DVDs!
Running out of room, need to clear some space, going on the lam? Regardless of the reason, before you unload your unwanted records and digital media, please bring them to us for CASH or STORE CREDIT!  One man's trash is another man's treasure and we treasure all sorts of quote un-quote trash!  Before you donate your stuff or have a yard sale, drop us a line.  We'll probably pay more (without haggling) than you'll ever get at a garage sale and often times we'll buy it all in one shot.  It doesn't get much easier that!  So remember, when you wanna sell your stuff, SELL IT TO US!  Please and thank you!
P.S. We make house calls for collections.  Drop us a line to make an appointment.

 

We're taking pre-orders for the following titles:
LP - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - From Her To Eternity - Reissue - $22.99 listen
"The fact that Nick Cave opened his new outfit’s first album with a cover of a Leonard Cohen song, the delusional visionary brooding of "Avalanche," was a sign that he had moved in for good to what Cohen would later call ‘the tower of song’. Cohen’s original had appeared on Songs of Love and Hate, an album whose title sounds like a manifesto for Cave’s solo career.

The narrative art that Cave had begun to master in the later days of The Birthday Party flourishes on 1984's From Her To Eternity, in the sick humor of "Wings Off Flies" (in which a lovesick protagonist plays ‘she loves me, she loves me not’ with an unfortunate insect), and "A Box For Black Paul" (an examination of whose demise could possibly be interpreted as a funeral inquest for The Birthday Party), and the cautionary Mississippi tale of "Saint Huck" who ‘trades in the mighty Old Man River/ For the Dirty Old Man Latrine’.

Cave had first explored an American South of the imagination in "Swampland"; but if some lyrics showed Cave the Wild Colonial Boy in a psycho-geographic realm that had previously intrigued other non-Southerners (for example, Canadians Neil Young and the Band’s Robbie Robertson), musically From Her to Eternity sounded like nothing ever heard hitherto.

Blixa Bargeld (recruited from the Berlin experimentalists Einstürzende Neubauten, who were more associated with chains and pneumatic drills than conventional instruments) plays the guitar like someone who had never seen this strange six-string thing before. “I don’t really think he knows how to play in the conventional sense at all,” Cave enthused at the time, “he just makes these incredible sounds”. Mick Harvey’s unique abilities as an arranger sculpted the sound into something that was as expressive as it was violent.

The album’s high point is its title track in which sound and imagery come together to create an extraordinary emotional rawness, that hint at what was to come much later on the stark, lovesick vistas ofThe Boatman’s Call. Cave was always reluctant to discuss the real-life background to "From Her to Eternity" although he did rather invite the questions by putting his ex-girlfriend Anita Lane (who shares co-songwriting credit for the song) on the cover. The song’s protagonist, twisted with jealousy watches the plaster of his ceiling turn into coiling serpents as he strains for the sounds of his departed love in the room above ‘I know it might sound absurd,’ sings Cave, ‘but I can hear the most melancholy sound I ever heard’.

Although From Her to Eternity was recorded in the UK at Trident, Berlin was part of its sonic makeup, not least in the contribution of native Berliner Blixa Bargeld, as was Southern Blues, although this influence is more explicit in the follow up album, The Firstborn Is Dead. And out of the ashes of the Birthday Party, some scratched old records by southern bluesmen, and the last days of the divided Berlin, something new was born." - Mute

 

LP - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Kicking Against The Pricks - Reissue - $22.99 listen
"1986's Kicking Against the Pricks was actually a holding device. Following 1984’s From Her to Eternity, the Bad Seeds recorded The Firstborn is Dead in the final two months of that same year; but because Bob Dylan’s lawyers made them wait months for clearance to include “Wanted Man,” the album wasn’t released until 1985. Due to a lack of new songs and as Cave was in the middle of writing his novel And The Ass Saw the Angel, a covers album looked the thing to follow up. If intended as filler, or a scene setting for what was to come; it became much more. It moved Cave on, freed him up, let him loose on stuff that frankly rocked, in a deathly way, and broke him into a much wider audience. And it happened because Cave kept walking deeper into the American heart of darkness.

In the mid-80s, the States weren’t cool; you had Springsteen, Mellencamp, Madonna and Top Gun. For Cave, that didn’t exist; he reached back to the America of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian, a Southern Gothic wild west of swampland and twisted religion, of extreme good and bad, a place of chaos. Not Cave’s roots, but that doesn’t matter, it’s always really your own story whatever background you choose. Cave happened to be working through a broken-down relationship, and working out his mounting dislike of music journalists. “Kicking against the pricks” is a biblical lift, referring to an ox kicking in irritation at the sharpened rod – the goad or prick – used by the driver when tilling soil. It would seem there were plenty of goads and an abundance of pain to deal with.

The album finds its feet for the first few tracks, starting to hint at what it wants with John Lee Hooker’s “I’m Gonna Kill That Woman,” which moves from loneliness and desolation to fury and retribution. But nothing prepares the listener for track five, the point of no return: a cover of Tim Rose’s masterpiece “Hey Joe.” Against the tightening noose of Hugo Race’s Morricone-style guitar, Cave delivers a western vendetta. Forget Hendrix’s version, a clutch of blues riffs: now, as the hair rises on the back of your neck, you see a man striding inexorably down a dirt road to shoot his woman, see the blood in the mud, feel what it takes to do the job.

You’re not over that and you get “The Singer.” When Johnny Cash delivered this, it was the guitar man in black. Here, astonishingly, it’s something else entirely. Cave speaks the words of a cynical, dusty-booted loner once hosanna-ed, now rejected – ‘I pass a million houses but there is no place that I belong… All the truths I tried to tell you were as distant to you as the moon’ – and you grasp that this is the first time Cave talks about a Christ figure, really talks. Naturally: it’s an album of outlaws, and Jesus was one of the biggest.

In the rakish “All Tomorrow’s Parties,” a clutch of mates raucously ask themselves what she can wear, poor deluded cow, for the rubbish future she was fool enough to pick. A shoulder-shrugging “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” allows Cave to fantasize that he’s the one who left. This is vindictive cabaret, with a snare drum, organ and jazzy cymbals, and a mirror-ball to highlight female tears.

But “Something’s Gotten Hold of my Heart” drops the act, adding deep layers to Pitney’s exultant original, singing the words of a happy, happy man whom we know is really on his knees. Cave’s voice is youthful and raw; when he talks about the ‘beautiful land’ that he’s found, says how he wants her to stay, ‘all of my nights, and all of my days’, the yearning and regret are tangible and the Bad Seeds’ faultless delivery, balanced between irony and heartache, help Cave outline his picture of ideal love." - Mute

 

LP - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - The Firstborn Is Dead - Reissue - $22.99 listen
"The second Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album was recorded in late ’84 at Hansa Studios in Berlin. Co-produced by Flood and the band, it was rich with references to the blues and bluesmen, the American South, and especially to Elvis Presley. Its striking title was a nod to Jesse Garon Presley, Elvis’ stillborn identical twin. Cave seemed to be wondering whether The King, deeply conflicted, had suffered from survivor guilt, both at birth and in later years. “On those last concerts,” Cave also once observed of Elvis “just before he died, you see a man who fought an incredible struggle with life. It’s one of the most brutal things ever captured on film. In those pictures, it has a unique glow of heroism.”

There was something uniquely heroic, too, about The Firstborn Is Dead, one of the most brutal things ever captured on record. If its predecessor, the debut From Her To Eternity, had introduced us to a new howling wolf, here was a sly fox whose antipathy towards conventional vocal stylings and formulaic song formats invented a fresh vocabulary. Eschewing cliché, the album roared with pain and anger, rang out with the wit of a natural storyteller, and blossomed with the vitality of romance.

Cave himself had recently moved to Berlin. “I’m not really sure why, but it seems to offer just about everything that London doesn’t”, he told Melody Maker. “The people there have drive and imagination and spirit.” These are qualities the album certainly possesses in droves, while Cave’s musical associates overflow with them. Inventively accompanying Cave’s voice and harmonica are the matchless and loyal Mick Harvey on piano, drums, guitar, organ, bass and backing vocals; the enduring legend that is Barry Adamson on bass, guitar, organ, drums and backing vocals; and the true one-off Blixa Bargeld on guitar and backing vocals.

“Tupelo,” entering with thunderclaps and lightning bolts like R. Dean Taylor’s last will and testament in “Indiana Wants Me,” makes an unforgettable opener (and an arresting single). Tupelo was of course the birthplace of Elvis. The song is loosely based on John Lee Hooker’s “Talking Blues,” which tells of a great flood arriving. Cave’s reading – “Looka yonder! A big black cloud come!” – factors in the birth of Elvis (and twin) and the equally apocalyptic Second Coming of Christ. It was not his first (or last) use of Biblical Old Testament imagery. It may be the first and last time an Elvis-as-Christ theory has been so passionately yet ambivalently explored and expounded.

“Say Goodbye To The Little Girl Tree” sees a man wishing the young girl he loves could stay forever young. It’s not a murder ballad as such, but a suicide ballad, as the narrator finds the best/only way out of the quandary. “Knockin’ On Joe” adopts a term used by prisoners in the U.S. to describe the desperate measures some would take to avoid hard labor while serving time: damaging their own fingers, hands, legs, like hot-headed Cool Hand Lukes. “You can’t hurt me any more!” Like many of Cave’s most lyrical moments it touches on suffering elevated to transcendence, lifted to a state of cold-eyed near-Zen, self-mutilation as a pre-emptive strike.

“Wanted Man” takes an atypical Bob Dylan song (also recorded by Johnny Cash) and turns it from monochrome to multi-coloured. Improvising new words then frantically chasing them into almost every town in the States, the band burn it into a kind of rhythmic mantra; hypnotic, staccato, building and building, Cave’s hissing spitting voice ever more urgent as the music stutters and jerks. It remains to this day one of the greatest Bad Seeds bonfires. The prevalent blues motifs are to the fore again on “Blind Lemon Jefferson,” where Cave cleverly uses sounds to take us into Jefferson’s head in his final hours." - Mute

 

LP - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Your Funeral...My Trial - Reissue - $23.99listen
"Your Funeral… My Trial sounds far more arranged than I remembered: things sound broader, deeper, from the very off, the title track waltzing in on this marvelous Al Kooper-ish organ swell like the sonic equivalent of ecclesiastical purple trim, one stitch in a quasi-hymnal sweep of glinting detail. The bass is monumental, but somehow ghostly. Hear how the singer stretches – lives in – the “here” of “Here I am, little lamb…” Might not the softest song in the world hail from the hardest nights?

"Stranger Than Kindness" has to be near top of my own personal Desert Island list of Cave works. Sheer dream of a timeless yet timely torch song, like yearning or wistfulness made sound, it feels lighter than air yet heavier than sin. Unique arrangement by Bargeld, sonic eddies like warm breath around your ear, discreetly framing Cave sermonising like Orson Welles in Huston’s Moby Dick. (I love the way he almost caresses the phrase “they journey, they loiter,” and, especially, “Tell me I’m dirty…”) Bargeld makes guitars sound like spray, spume or embers. A song you don’t need to be some delirious Nick Cave believer to believe in, to adore.

"Jack’s Shadow" trips on a deviously simple acoustic blues figure, the drums like guillotine fanfare, Bargeld’s electric slide summoning sheer sonic anxiety, the song itself like Mailer’s unwieldy Executioner’s Song compressed into the breezy allegory of Song. Jack has peeled off and must throw his demon away; Cave seems to be on the verge of reaching some kind of fruitful accommodation with his own. Where on previous works it wasn’t entirely clear whether he was in charge of his demons/obsessions, Your Funeral… My Trial now sounds like the watershed moment when a proper measure of artistic control was gained, to be subsequently built upon.

"The Carny" totters near the grimy ledge of self-parody – but the music is so delicious, so delicate and rich and properly arranged (and captures somehow such a depth of genuine sadness) it’s impossible to resist. This was the song Cave & The Seeds performed in Wenders’ Wings of Desire; although in hindsight it seems hard to think of Wenders and Cave in the same room, artistically – or more to the point maybe, theologically – speaking.

"She Fell Away" features one of my all-time favourite Cave lines: “Seems impossible to me now / But once the road lay open like a girl…” and the unfeasibly sublime "Sad Waters" has too many favourite lines to quote. At this distance, we may note how Cave is learning to sing, really sing, such lines. Hear, for example, the way he invests an almost throwaway, simple line like “Mary in the shallows / laughing” with such tenderness and ache. Something listening to this re-issue led me to notice is how saturated the whole album is with religious quotes, references, and overtones. It’s often so subtle you may not even notice – carnal devotion italicised in the syntax of heavenly worship, as here, where Mary’s honey body turns the “waters into wine”…

"Hard On For Love" may be the thumping-est thing Cave had essayed since the Birthday Party’s Junkyard O.D., its wired blood pounding somewhere between an unlikely Gospel and old favourite "Sonny’s Burning." Cave’s take on the Tim Rose classic "Long Time Man" sounds genuinely wracked, abject; listen to the way he sings “love” in the line “I haven’t had any love…” – this is why Your Funeral… My Trial sounded so striking in 1986 and why it does so again, today. Indie music for the most part still sounds all too homogenously jangly and sexless and metaphysically empty to me, as it did then; and Cave still sounds like a man consumed by devotion, doubt, love, need. He throws himself into song, as into something both forbiddingly holy and something seductively unclean." - Ian Penman" - Mute

 

 

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EMPLOYEE USED PICKS OF THE WEEK

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LP - Bob Chance - It's Broken! - Original Private Press on Morrhythm Records - $69.99 - LISTEN listen - EMAIL IF INTERESTED listen

Lance - Permanent Records Los Angeles

 

From the recent reissue on Trunk Records:

"Walking a strange line between the asylum and the dancefloor, welcome Bob Chance. Yes, this is an album like no other. But then again Bob Chance isn’t like anyone else. Put together in 1980, It’s Broken represents Bob’s creative juices flowing and then possibly overflowing all over the place. I first came across the album as one of the strange slabs of vinyl I write about for my column in Mojo. I described it as the musical equivalent of Curry House DIY, an unusual and unexpected flow of ideas that maybe shouldn’t work together but actually do in a most unorthodox and functional way. And if I have to describe the album musically to people I explain it has a touch of Giorgio Moroder, a bit of the Beach Boys and a sprinkle of Glen Campbell as a serial killer. Whilst writing about the album a couple of years ago I had it on repeat for at least a day, and found myself singing the songs, enjoying the harmonies, reveling in the musical ideas present. How can you not love a nine minute post-disco oddity called “It’s Broken”? Why would you not want to thrill at a five minute instrumental journey into Bob’s jungle? And how about a short trip inside a stalker’s van? Exactly, it’s all irresistible. And now, thanks to this reissue more of us can enjoy the genius that is Bob Chance and his music."

 

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LP - MX-80 Sound - Hard Attack - $49.99 - LISTEN listen - EMAIL IF INTERESTED listen

Dave - Permanent Records Chicago

 

"MX-80 Sound's first full album found the band balanced in some sort of weird zone where punk, art metal, and a drawling sort of humor could all happily coexist. That the band was a contemporary (in terms of time, if not exact location) of Devo and Pere Ubu makes a perfect sort of sense -- the quartet's songs were less immediately anthemic, but something in the Ohio water seems to have seeped over to Indiana as well. Lines like "There's an electrical alliance when you turn on that appliance" could be pure spud-boy attitude, while the nervous frazzle of the music and the semi-sci-fi identity the band used for their appearances and photos make for pure herky-jerky fun. If anything, Hard Attack may just well be the secret counterpart to the Fall at the time, and for good reason (even the two-drummer team of Armour and Mahoney arguably beat Mark E. Smith and company to the punch). Stim is a wonderfully offbeat singer, ranting without ever raving, as prone to talk over, around, and beside the beat as to sing anything straightforward, while his occasional turns on horn seem like the type of thing he would do for the hell of it. The rhythm section's affinity for prog rock's tempo switching and jazzy breakdowns never become an end in and of itself; the goal instead is to keep both the noise and the groove on, and they do it with raunchy power. Lead guitarist Anderson makes some righteously giddy feedback and circus/carnival riffs (Stim aiding him at points, other times finding its own path), and the end result is a sharp balance between insanity and just enough control. Outrageously funny/bad lyrical joke: "A horse that lives for a year is a yearling, but a horse that lives for a week, is it a weakling?"" - Allmusic.com

 

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LP - Jazz Butcher - A Scandal In Bohemia - $14.99 - LISTEN listen - EMAIL IF INTERESTED listen

Jon - Permanent Records Chicago

 

"Recording with a stable backup band, the Jazz Butcher here puts together a top-shelf diamond of a record that is filled with excellent, memorable songs. Diverse styles are deftly referenced here and the lyrics are focused, wry, and often killer clever. The sound quality is a big improvement over that of his prior release, In Bath of Bacon. The drivingly tuneful "Southern Mark Smith" and "Girlfriend" are in a ringing folk-pop style. "I Need Meat" is a jumpy, neo-rockabilly number. "Marnie" deftly mixes funk and ethnic influences. "My Desert" is essentially a sea chantey or campfire singalong with ironically downbeat lyrics. "Caroline Wheeler's Birthday Present" is a fuzzed-out hard rock parody with irreverently Dylan-esque "I Shall Be Free" style lyrics. "Just like Betty Page" is an uptempo, acoustic guitar based, top-tapping delight. And the wonderfully inventive "Real Men" utilizes a bizarre accompaniment of thudding drums, rumbling bass, and sparkling glockenspiel surrounding hilarious lyrics that attack macho attitudes. Don't pass up this album if you can find it." - Allmusic.com

 

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LP - Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One - $74.99 - LISTEN listen - EMAIL IF INTERESTED listen

Robert - Permanent Records Chicago

 

"New Jersey indie rockers Yo La Tengo had already been slowly growing into their sound for over a decade by the 1997 release of their revelational eighth album, I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One. Their guitar-based pop was steadily finding its legs before this, as the band moved toward increasingly dreamy productions on albums like Painful and Electr-O-Pura. The 16 tracks that made up the ambitious and epic I Can Hear the Heart found the group stretching out their whispery vocals and deceptively straightforward pop approach to encompass a variety of unexpected styles. This meant softly wandering guitars and steadfast drums twisted out of their indie rock trappings and morphed into adventurous Krautrock jams like "Spec Bebop," haunting, harmony-driven psych-folk like "We're an American Band," and even a playfully naive take on bossa nova with "Center of Gravity." As for the blissed-out melodic noise pop Yo La Tengo had been working on for the majority of their existence, this was one of the band's finest hours. Propulsive rockers like "Sugarcube" and a particularly feedback-laden reading of the Beach Boys' "Little Honda" offered Ira Kaplan a fantastic platform for his often dialed-down guitar playing to break into the manic territory he would explore in live settings. These more unhinged moments were counterpointed with hypnotic electronic grooves like "Autumn Sweater" and glowing instrumentals like the Santo & Johnny-channeling "Green Arrow." The album ends with its only other cover tune, a head-clearingly simple take on Anita Bryant's singsongy bubblegum tune "My Little Corner of the World." Sung by drummer Georgia Hubley in her most Mo Tucker-esque performance, the song gently sets the album back down to earth following the dizzying detours and shifts of the last hour. While the band turned in standout albums before and after, I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One announced itself as a definitive master statement. The subtly shifting moods and wide, curious palette of stylistic exploration resulted in a lasting indie rock classic, essential listening and also something of a blueprint for much of what followed from like-minded bands for years to come." - Allmusic.com

 

This Week's Featured Items

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LP - Ty Segall - $ingle$ 2 - $16.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

TY FURTHER PROVES HIS UNSTOPPABILITY!!!

 

"The second collection of singles from the one-and-only TY SEGALL. Features non-album singles and B-sides from the Goodbye Bread, Twins and Sleeper era (2011-2013), including covers of GG Allin, Velvet Underground and The Groundhogs. Includes the songs: “Spiders,” “Hand Glams,” “Cherry Red,” “Falling Hair,” “Children of Paul,” “It’s A Problem,” “Mother Lemonade,” “For Those Who Weep,” “Fucked Up Motherfucker,” “Femme Fatale,” “Music For A Film,” and “Pettin’ The Dog.” - Drag City

 

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LP - Espectrostatic - Escape From Witchtropolis - Coke Smoke Vinyl - $12.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE GAME CHANGER SONICS FROM ESPECTROSTATIC!!!

 

"Austin, TX musician Alex Cuervo turned a few heads last year with his new project Espectrostatic; his synth-based electronic project. Cuervo has been knocking around in garage & punk bands since the Nineties, playing in killer acts like the Hex Dispensers, Blacktop, This Damn Town and more, but Espectrostatic showed a different side. Espectrostatic’s s/t debut all but abandoned guitars in favor of spooky electronic pulses & synth drones a’la John Carpenter & Tangerine Dream. Cuervo is back at it with the follow up album “Escape From Witchtropolis”.

“Escape From Witchtropolis” uses elements & themes laid out in the debut, but upping the anté with more sophisticated & subtle arrangements, letting the songs unfold organically, still inferring the presence of a soundtrack to an as-yet unmade horror flick. Opening with the brooding “Removing The Bandages”, the tone is set as the credits roll, before lurching into the title track “Escape From Witchtropolis”, whose motorik pulse hearkens back to the heyday of industrial dance music (Skinny Puppy, Cabaret Voltaire, Nitzer Ebb). Cuervo has a knack for keeping things taut & interesting, tunes like “The Feral Kids” with it’s tribal drums & synth squall tumble forward into more orchestrated tunes like “The Obelisk” before retreating inward into the cosmic headspace of “Sinking Into The Microverse” a head-turning drone masterpiece.<,/p>

“Escape From Witchtropolis” conjures visions of musical ghosts past & present; Fabio Frizzi, John Carpenter, Umberto, Skinny Puppy, SPK, Zombi, Goblin & more all are imprinted on Espectrostatic, but Cuervo manages to maintain his own voice among the influences, concocting a cohesive & menacing sophomore album.

The vinyl edition of “Escape From Witchtropolis” is released on black vinyl with spectacular artwork by reknowned illustrator Drazen Kozjan.

RIYL: John Carpenter, Umberto, Fabio Frizzi, Skinny Puppy, Death Waltz, Nitzer Ebb, Tangerine Dream" - Trouble In Mind

 

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LP - Blown Out - Drifting Way Out Between Suns - Import - $27.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

UK PSYCH RAWK SPACE JAMZ!

 

"Newcastle power-trio Blown Out issue their debut album Drifting Way Out Between Suns. Comprised of members of Bong, Drunk In Hell, Haikai No Ku, 11Paranoias, Khünnt and Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Drifting Way Out Between Suns offers up 40+ minutes of sonic bass lines, steady free-form tempos, and totally crushing, waster-infused, head-change guitar leads. The trio evoke the psychedelic jam music of San Francisco's glory days -- effects-laden guitar jamming that goes nowhere and everywhere, held down by a hypnotic groove that never misses a beat, no matter how long they play without pause. The blues-rock roots of the jamming makes for a calming experience, after the head-fuck you'll experience waiting for them. Also featured are sonically-heavy, rolling-thunder bass lines, shaped by total head-change, waster-infused guitar freak-outs, gelled together with steady freeform rhythms. You have to learn to die before you die. You give up, surrender to the void, to nothingness. Limited edition of 400. Pressed on grape-colored vinyl. Vinyl-only release with download code." - Riot Season

 

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LP - Swans - Filth - 2014 Reissue - $17.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

RE-MASTERED, AND NOW ON VINYL AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES

 

“This is all slabs of sound, rhythm and  screaming/testifying. What more do you need? In a way, it was a reaction against Punk (and just about any other music you can think of), and the conservative notion that 3 chords were somehow necessary. I used to deny it  vehemently at the time, but No Wave (I “hated” that scene too, for some  reason I can’t remember now) played a big role as the germ from which this  music grew, along with The Stooges and Throbbing Gristle, of course. I  wanted Swans to be “heavier” though – I wanted the music to obliterate -  why, I don’t remember! I think it just felt good.  Live, we used two  basses (playing utterly unmusical chords that were stabbed and left to  sustain or sometimes hit in staccato or opposing rhythms), drums, a  “percussionist” that slammed down on a metal table with a metal strap, crude  cassette loops of various sounds/noises (usually some kind of undefined  ROAR), and Norman Westberg’s glorious sustained and screaming guitar chords.  It was pretty elating to play live – for us. If 100 people showed up (which  would have been a huge audience at the time – 20 was more the average), 80  were guaranteed to leave by the second song. Somehow that tension – contempt  or indifference from the audience – was nourishing, so we kept going.

Here’s some music I was listening to at the time:  Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, The Stooges, Brian Eno, Teenage Jesus And The Jerks, DNA, The Contortions, Glenn Branca, Black Flag, early Pink Floyd,  This Heat, Kraftwerk, The Germs, Cabaret Voltaire, Can, Public Image LTD.,  SPK… ”

- Michael Gira / Swans/Young God Records

 

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LP - Ariel Pink - pom pom - 2xLP - $19.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SOLO EFFORT ON 4AD!!

 

"Across its 17 tracks and 69 minutes, Pom Pom is unfiltered Ariel Pink, featuring infectious tales of romance, murder, frog princes and Jell-O. The record sees the Los Angeles native strike it out alone, returning to the solo moniker he has adopted for well over a decade.

From demented kiddie tune collaborations with the legendary Kim Fowley (songs such as "Jell-O" and "Plastic Raincoats In The Pig Parade" were written with Fowley in his hospital room during his recent battle with cancer), to beatific, windswept pop ("Put Your Number In My Phone," "Dayzed Inn Daydreams"), scuzz-punk face-melters ("Goth Bomb," "Negativ Ed") and carnival dub psychedelia ("Dinosaur Carebears"), Pom Pom could very well be Ariel Pink’s magnum opus.

Speaking about the record, Ariel Pink says that “although this is the first “solo” record credited to my name, it is by far the least “solo” record I have ever recorded.” - 4AD

 

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LP - Andy Stott - Faith In Strangers - Import 2xLP - $23.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

CD - Andy Stott - Faith In Strangers - Import - $12.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

STUNNING FOLLOW UP TO LUXURY PROBLEMS ON MODERN LOVE!!!

 

"Faith in Strangers was written and recorded between January 2013 and June 2014, and was edited and sequenced in late July of 2014. Making use of on an array of instruments, field recordings, found sounds and vocal treatments, it's a largely analog variant of hi-tech production styles arcing from the dissonant to the sublime. The first two tracks recorded during these early sessions bookend the release, the opener "Time Away" featuring euphonium played by Kim Holly Thorpe and last track "Missing," a contribution by Stott's occasional vocal collaborator Alison Skidmore, who also appeared on 2012's Luxury Problems. Between these two points Faith in Strangers heads off from the sparse and infected "Violence" to the broken, downcast pop of "On Oath" and the motorik, driving melancholy of "Science & Industry" -- three vocal tracks built around that angular production style that imbues proceedings with both a pioneering spirit and a resonating sense of familiarity. Things take a sharp turn with "No Surrender"-- a sparkling analog jam making way for a tough, smudged rhythmic assault, while "How It Was" refracts sweaty warehouse signatures and "Damage" finds the sweet spot between RZA's classic "Ghost Dog" and Terror Danjah at his most brutal. "Faith in Strangers" is next and offers perhaps the most beautiful and open track here, its vocal hook and chiming melody bound to the rest of the album via the almost inaudible hum of Stott's mixing desk. It provides a haze of warmth and nostalgia that ties the nine loose joints that make up the LP into the most memorable and oddly cohesive of Stott's career to date, built and rendered in the spirit of those rare albums that straddle innovation and tradition through darkness and light, lingering on in the mind like nothing else. CD comes packaged in a 6-panel digifile." - Modern Love

 

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LP - Big Bill Broonzy - Lonesome Road Blues - $12.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

ABSOLUTE CLASSIC!!

 

"William Lee Conley Broonzy became one of the most renowned blues singers-guitarists in the 1930s, popular enough to perform in concerts in England and Europe in the 1950s. He was not an uninhibited shouter of the Joe Turner school, nor did he exhibit the technique and sophistication on guitar that his contemporary, Aaron 'T-Bone' Walker, showed. Yet Big Bill demonstrated a distinctive, musical style of his own as the cuts in this album confirm." - GNP/Crescendo

 

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LP - Bruce Lacey - The Spacey Bruce Lacey: Film Music and Improvisations Vol. 2 - $21.99 - BUYbuy

VOLUME 2 FROM SPACEY LACEY!!!

 

"LP version; volume two of two volumes. Bruce Lacey is the quintessential British eccentric. Bruce Lacey is an artist, a musician, a filmmaker, a shaman, a genius and visionary. Since the 1950s he's made film, music, art and performances, and collaborated with everyone from The Beatles to Throbbing Gristle. He was part of the groundbreaking Cybernetic Serendipity exhibition in 1968. He even built a robot that won the Alternative Miss World. This is the first time his extraordinary music has been released. Made and recorded using household objects as well as a modified synthesizer (made by a schoolboy in the early 1970s), it ranges from abstract tribal concrète to droning electronic trance. The music will be released across two separate LPs and one CD. Included will be a fine essay about the history of this inspiring figure by BFI/Flipside archivist Will Fowler. Bruce Lacey has been a busy man. Since the 1950s he's been making film, making music, making art, sculpture, rituals, performances, and more besides. Many of his films have explored the basics of life and sex all with a sprinkle of irony, realism and ritualism. Many of his films have required music, music which Lacey made himself, improvising with bottles, rattles, typewriters and a tape machine. By the early 1970s, Lacey was exploring stone circles and ancient rights; he'd also bought a home-made synthesizer from a schoolboy who'd advertised it in Exchange & Mart. He'd made it as a home project. A week later Lacey bought a keyboard from another schoolboy in Exchange & Mart. Lacey set about slowly modifying this synth and improvising music influenced by his stone circle visits over the next few years. This music is made only when "The Muse" descends. It is impossible for Bruce to perform this improvised music live. The music he made was occasionally available on cassette at his exhibitions in the 1970s. The late Poly Styrene (who had a copy) compared Lacey's music to Tangerine Dream. Lacey had not heard of Tangerine Dream. This is the first time this raw and extraordinary music by one of the UK's most extraordinary men has been made available. Full-color LP sleeve. Includes copious notes and an essay." - Trunk

 

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LP - Buck Gooter - The Spider's Eyes - $17.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

FEEDING TUBE DELIVERS THE WEIRDNESS OF BUCK GOOTER!!!

 

"On The Spider's Eyes, Buck Gooter have strapped sheets of urban post modernist metal to their bodies and weaponized themselves. The music that comes forth is a smarter and more capable predator than what the band has previously produced. It makes their last effort, Witch Molecules, seem almost friendly by comparison. The beats on The Spider's Eyes are machine-stamped, relentless. The songs themselves are reverberant sheet steel cacophonous odes to devastation. The vocals are comin' to ya straight from an abandoned factory in some lost industrial ghetto. Is Buck Gooter mad or merely telling you how it is? The Spider's Eyes could be the new Blues for those who escaped mediocrity's slaughterhouse in a century whose future went to the highest bidder almost as soon as it was ushered in less than 20 years ago. Instead of wielding the sword, on The Spider's Eyes, Buck Gooter is the sword itself, with each song, smashing themselves into a harder and denser mass upon an anvil of their own design. Billy and Turtle have set up their backline at the edge that gives way to the Abyss and did their thing. The Spider's Eyes is the result. By the time you get to the title-track at the end of the record, you are left standing alone in a vast wasteland of debris. The ride was good but the walk home will be long. Buck Gooter's early releases immediately and permanently established them as outsiders -- sure to keep squares and normals at bay. Brave and alienating like early Suicide. If you have what it takes, The Spider's Eyes could very well be the record you have been waiting for some band with the guts and hearts full of anti-matter to finally make. If not, it is a line drawn in the sand and you would be wise to step away. You will know which side you're on very quickly. The Goot will never die." --Henry Rollins, 2014; includes download code." - Feeding Tube Records

 

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LP - Can - Delay (1968) - 2014 Reissue - $22.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

ESSENTIAL LISTENING!!!

 

"Can was founded in 1968 by Irmin Schmidt, Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli and Jaki Liebezeit who formed a group which would utilize and transcend all boundaries of ethnic, electronic experimental and modern classical music. Throughout the changing eras of the band, they enlisted the talents of different powerful singers like Malcom Mooney and Damo Suzuki and collaborators such as Reebob Kwaku and Rosko Gee.

Can’s wide-reaching influence has never diminished, and their indelible mark is apparent in subsequent acts who freely acknowledge their importance – from Portishead, James Murphy, New Order, Factory Floor, Public Image Ltd, Mogwai, Kanye West and Radiohead to John Lydon, The Fall, Ariel Pink, Fuck Buttons, Sonic Youth, Factory Floor and Queens Of The Stone Age.

Although the material on the appropriately titled Delay 1968 was originally recorded in the late '60s and intended for Can's debut, the songs wouldn't see a commercial release until 1981 due to a lack of label support. Culled from archival tapes by bassist and co-founder Holger Czukay, the 7-song set features some of the band's formative offerings with singer Malcolm Mooney including "Thief" which would be famously covered by Radiohead and the violently churning "Uphill." - Mute

 

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LP - Can - Soon Over Babaluma - 2014 Reissue - $22.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

ESSENTIAL LISTENING!!!

 

"Can was founded in 1968 by Irmin Schmidt, Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli and Jaki Liebezeit - who formed a group which would utilize and transcend all boundaries of ethnic, electronic experimental and modern classical music. Throughout the changing eras of the band, they enlisted the talents of different powerful singers like Malcom Mooney and Damo Suzuki and collaborators such as Reebob Kwaku and Rosko Gee.

Can’s wide-reaching influence has never diminished, and their indelible mark is apparent in subsequent acts who freely acknowledge their importance – from Portishead, James Murphy, New Order, Factory Floor, Public Image Ltd, Mogwai, Kanye West and Radiohead to John Lydon, The Fall, Ariel Pink, Fuck Buttons, Sonic Youth, Factory Floor and Queens Of The Stone Age.

Originally issued in 1974, sixth album Soon Over Babaluma represented the end of an era for Can as not only was it their first without a lead vocalist, but it would also be the last the band would record straight onto 2-track. With the departure of what was their second vocalist Kenji "Damo" Suzuki, Can again perseveres in style with guitarist Michael Karoli and keyboardist Irmin Schmidt sharing vocal duties on the dreamy and atmospheric 5-song set. Includes the standout cuts "Chain Reaction" and "Quantum Physics" which seamlessly fold into one another to close out the album." - Mute

 

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LP - Cardiac Arrest - In The Mouth Of Madness - $14.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

ST. LOUIS HARDCORE OUTFIT BRING THE BRUISERS!!

 

"Finally, an LP by this long-running and much-loved St. Louis hardcore band! Total '82 HC worship a la the Fix, first Negative Approach 7", Boston Not LA, etc. CARDIAC ARREST has been doing the early '80s HC sound far longer than most, and they're one of the best. Two well-received EPs helped draw large crowds on tours of the U.S. and Europe, including prime spots on a few major Punk fests. Both EPs are considered modern hardcore classics, and this LP picks up right where those left off. This is the U.S. pressing of the LP on Lumpy Records/Static Circuit. Pressed on thick black vinyl, housed in a full color cover with a lyric insert." - Lumpy / Static Circuit

 

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LP - Chris And Cosey - Heartbeat - 2014 Repress - $22.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

THROBBING GRISTLE POWER COUPLE BRANCH OUT ON THEIR OWN!!!

 

"2014 repress. Heartbeat is the first in a series of four limited-edition vinyl re-releases from the esteemed Chris & Cosey catalog. Originally released to much acclaim in 1981 by Rough Trade, Heartbeat was the first in a long line of groundbreaking albums by Chris Carter & Cosey Fanni Tutti. This early example of C&C features cut-up sampled voices, Cosey's distorted guitar, industrial sequences, melodious synths and cinematic sweeps. These albums, which have been unavailable on vinyl for more than 20 years, have been painstakingly remastered by Chris Carter from the original master tapes specifically for these vinyl re-releases and showcase what many consider to be some of Chris & Cosey's finest works from their eighties period. Repressed on black vinyl, in a specially "remastered" sleeve, which also includes a 12" B/W double-sided insert of archive photos, clippings and texts." - CTI

 

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LP - Chris And Cosey - Trance - 2014 Repress - $22.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

THROBBING GRISTLE POWER COUPLE BRANCH OUT ON THEIR OWN!!!

 

"2014 repress. Trance is the second in a series of four limited-edition Chris & Cosey vinyl re-releases. This seminal album, a long time favorite with DJs and fans alike, is often cited by many electronic musicians as being influential in contemporary electronic music. Primarily an instrumental album, Trance covers everything from minimal electro and polyrhythmic sequences to rhythm-heavy dance tracks. Unavailable on vinyl for more than 20 years, painstakingly remastered by Chris Carter from the original master tapes, Trance is among one of Chris & Cosey's finest works from their eighties period. Repressed on black vinyl, in a specially "remastered" sleeve, which also includes a 12" B/W double-sided insert of archive photos, clippings and texts." - CTI

 

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LP - Chris And Cosey - Songs Of Love And Lust - 2014 Repress - $22.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

THROBBING GRISTLE POWER COUPLE BRANCH OUT ON THEIR OWN!!!

 

"2014 repress. This is the third in a series of four limited-edition Chris & Cosey vinyl re-releases from their esteemed catalog. Songs Of Love & Lust was originally released by Rough Trade Records in 1984 and was at the time considered to be quite a departure for both them and Rough Trade. The album contains Chris & Cosey's trademark infectious rhythms, melodic tunes, edgy guitar, wailing cornet and of course, Cosey's unique vocals -- which give a dark and sensual edge to the production. Remastered edition, repressed on black vinyl. Includes a glossy insert with historic photographs and press clippings. "A vice-like turn of the screw that is at once dreamy, hard and compelling. A gathering of all those forces which give electronic music a heart of its own. This is seduction!" --Adrian Jones, City Limits 1984
"Chris & Cosey's alluring invitation is to try another world: their promise is that the possibilities should be endless." --Don Watson, NME" - CTI

 

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LP - Coil/Nine Inch Nails - Recoiled - Import - $26.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

A COLLABO FOR THE AGES!!!

 

"Recoiled is a rambunctious alchemy of magikal Coil sensibilities and hi-tech home circa '90s mixing technique, all fused in the cave-like early studios of Danny Hyde/Peter Christopherson.

These were the unrestrained PRE-BIG studio-mix-downs of four songs which long-time Coil admirer/collaborator Trent Reznor requested Coil to remix. Reznor sent over the original multi-tracks and DATs to Hyde/Christopherson, who independently mixed versions and then met to synch both creations, molding them into these master versions. Recoiled includes a fuller, more opulent version of the track "Closer," which eventually made it onto the opening credits of the movie SE7EN. These five lengthy compositions (just under 40 minutes) are pre-Ableton/laptop generation-type priest-song creations, with the use of baby alarms and numerous wires to create bespoke effects. These legendary tracks were always rumored to exist and, only the due diligence of a dedicated NIN forum who hunted them down, are released/unleashed for your listening pleasure. Four of the tracks were released on the download-only Uncoiled. A bonus, previously-unheard track from the same sessions closes the album. Jhonn Balance is also manifest on this gilded constellation. Beautifully remastered." - Cold Spring Records

 

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LP - Coitus Int. - Sex For The Wealthy - Import - $23.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

KILLER POST PUNK FINALLY REISSUED!!!

 

"Coïtus Int. hailed from Utrecht, the Netherlands. The band started out as a typical schoolboy's punk rock band in the late '70s. They made their vinyl debut with a 7'' (Dead Excitement EP) released on the local Rock Against label in 1980. At that time, many more p-bands appeared on the Utrecht scene, and Coïtus Int. quickly changed their style to a slower, more radical and just as heavy sound, with a barracuda bass style that would be part of their trademark sound, all influenced by groups such as Joy Division, Southern Death Cult, Gang Of Four, The Stranglers (for the bass sound) and Pere Ubu (for the vocals). In the years to come three albums were released, all on their own independent (and nameless) label, and made with different drummers: Coïtus Int. (1981), Sex for the Wealthy (1984), and Rules for Making Love and Babies (1991). Sex for the Wealthy is now reissued for the first time on vinyl, 30 years after its original release. Limited to 300 copies. Includes a 12" insert. Pressed on solid red vinyl. Contains a download code." - Desire Records

 

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LP - Cramps - A Date With Elvis - Reissue - $15.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

IT'S THE FUCKING CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMPS DUDES!!!

 

"Originally planned for 1985 to join in the onslaught of Elvisʼs 50th Anniversary commemorative reissues, A Date With Elvis came out in early 1986 in Europe only, where it went on to sell more than 200,000 copies. The only album featuring The Cramps as a three-piece band (Poison Ivy doubled on bass), it careens from the sociopathic advice of “People Ainʼt No Good” (later covered by Nick Cave) to mind-on-vacation odes like “Aloha From Hell” and “Kizmiaz” (where The Cramps prove they were exotic when exotic wasnʼt cool), in the process offing more paeans to poontang than you can shake a snake at and fittingly finishing off with a soulful lovesick cover of the Charlie Feathers’s “Itʼs Just That Song.” “Can Your Pussy Do The Dog” was voted single of the year for 1986 in Playboyʼs annual music issue! Continuing in the tortured tradition of stark rockabilly ballads, three of the bonus tracks—“Blue Moon Baby,” “Georgia Lee Brown” and Andy Starrʼs frighteningly horny “Give Me A Woman”—were originally available only as rare B-sides. “Get Off the Road” (theme song from the Herschell Gordon Lewis Z-movie She-Devils on Wheels) was the only time Ivy (publicly) sang a song to satisfy Lux Interiorʼs fetish request (what did he have to do in return?) and in an attempt to create a realistic sound effect, one of their biker pals almost turned a peel-out on his Harley into a wipe-out in the studio parking lot. First pressing on colored vinyl." - Vengeance

 

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LP - Cramps - Big Beat From Badsville - Reissue - $15.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

IT'S THE FUCKING CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMPS DUDES!!!

 

"Dangerous, bizarre, but most of all cool, The Cramps one again prove themselves as leaders in skull-fracturing rock ʼnʼ roll, delving even deeper into a wicked netherworld where few have dared to tread. They are the architects of a sound that has spawned an entire subversive subculture. Originally released in 1997, Big Beat From Badsville is a haul-ass, careening monster of a record featuring more songs of mutilation, shape-shifting, psycho frenzies, she-devil-worship and pussy. First pressing on colored vinyl." - Vengeance

 

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LP - Cramps - Fiends Of Dope Island - Reissue - $15.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

IT'S THE FUCKING CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMPS DUDES!!!

 

"The architects of a wicked toxibilly sound, The Cramps boast a cultural impact that spawned a legion of devil cults and left in its wake a cavalcade of cave-stomping imitators. On their final studio album, the self-produced Fiends of Dope Island, these charm-school rejects apply their sinister handiwork to a volatile combination of incantational rock ’n’ roll hexes like “Big Black Witchcraft Rock” and “Papa Satan Sang Louie” and put their hoodlum warp on exotica standard “Taboo” before swerving and careening through the crypt-kickin’ blues rave-ups “Dopefiend Boogie” and “Wrong Way Ticket,” finishing with the musical equivalent of a 13-car pile-up. First pressing on colored vinyl." - Vengeance

 

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LP - Cramps - Look Mom No Head - Reissue - $15.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

IT'S THE FUCKING CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMPS DUDES!!!

 

"Look Mom No Head! dresses rock ʼnʼ roll in its full regalia, with its many knobs, buttons and doo-dads. Man! The electric guitar sounds like it might launch a rocket! Replete with celebrations of intoxication and sexual prowess, The Cramps’ 1991 album sports “Dames, Booze, Chains and Boots” from the movie Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, a torchy rendition of Jack Nitzscheʼs slow-fuck blues “Hardworkinʼ Man” and the cross-dressing classic “I Wanna Get In Your Pants.” Minutes after Lux Interior ran into Iggy Pop buying beer next door to the recording studio, the two ended up singing “Miniskirt Blues” together. On the epic final track, biker rock ʼnʼ roll meets Screaming Mimi in B-movie trailer hell in “Wilder Wilder Faster Faster.” Stand back for CD bonus cut “Jelly Roll Rock” as Lux emits a fine spray throughout the entire vocal performance. Up your alley and in your face. First pressing on colored vinyl." - Vengeance

 

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LP - Cramps - Smell Of Female - Reissue - $15.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

IT'S THE FUCKING CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMPS DUDES!!!

 

"Released in 1983 after a lengthy court battle with IRS Records, Smell of Female originally contained just the first six songs. These, plus out-of-control ad-lib freakouts “Beautiful Gardens” and “She Said” (previously omitted due to legal restrictions) were recorded live at New Yorkʼs famous Peppermint Lounge. There is nothing like the sound of The Cramps, and this set distills that cross of swamp water, moonshine and nitro down to a dangerous and unstable musical substance, captured live like a crazed animal. They rocked like few others could. Additional bonus track “Surfinʼ Dead” was recorded at A&M Studios in Hollywood and originally appeared on the 1984 soundtrack for Return of the Living Dead—when asked to write a “pop song” for the movie, The Cramps (by then a three-piece) threw into their cauldron a mix of Link Wray, Jan & Dean, Davie Allen, The Righteous Brothers, bongos, Phil Spector and eye of newt. First pressing on colored vinyl." - Vengeance

 

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LP - Cramps - Stay Sick - Reissue - $15.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

IT'S THE FUCKING CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMPS DUDES!!!

 

"Sex-classic Stay Sick! was originally released in 1990 and features more of the dark side of rockabilly in a jugular vein. The opener, a hopped-up cover of obscure Sun Records tune “Bop Pills,” proves that rumors of amphetamine usage by the original Memphis rockabilly cats was not exaggerated, and sets the pace for the rest of the album. Hog-wild covers of “Shortninʼ Bread” and “Muleskinner Blues” probably have the original writers dancing on their graves, and The Cramps’ version of the perverse rarity “Her Love Rubbed Offʼ” shines a lurid spotlight on the only song that Carl Perkins was admittedly ashamed of writing. Plus, Stay Sick! delivers loads of action-packed originals celebrating kamikaze thrill-seeking and scary sexy she-creatures. This is pure jungle music—one half hillbilly and one half punk. If you canʼt dig this then you must have “Daisys Up Your Butterfly”! Still a favorite among rock ʼnʼ roll sickos worldwide. First pressing on colored vinyl." - Venegance

 

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LP - Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger - Reissue - $31.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

BLACK METAL CLASSIC!!!!

 

"Darkthrone began in the late 80’s as a thrash/death metal act and progressed through technical death/doom metal experimentation to become legends of the black metal world and one of the original leading bands of the Norwegian scene, as well as inspiring a whole generation of metal bands.

Transilvanian Hunger is Darkthrone’s fourth album, originally released in 1994. Written and recorded by Fenriz himself at Necrohell Studio, with Nocturno Culto later adding vocals, the album is a masterpiece of primitive monotonous black metal inspired by bands such as Von, Bathory and Burzum.

Controversy also surrounds the album, as amongst the writing credits is Varg Vikernes of Burzum, who achieved infamy when he was tried and found guilty of murdering Euronymous. This edition of Transilvanian Hunger is presented on heavyweight 180g vinyl." - Peaceville Records

 

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LP - Dirty Beaches - Stateless - $15.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

SUBLIME SONICS FROM DIRTY BEACHES ON ZOO MUSIC!!!

 

"Stateless is the sixth full-length release from Dirty Beaches, the artistic identity of 33-year-old Taiwanese-Canadian artist Alex Zhang Hungtai.

On the four-song album, Zhang Hungtai further explores the instrumental side of his identity that has been present since his first release in 2007 on Montreal label Fixture Records. Of course, since then the artist crafted 2011’s breakout record, Badlands, and its critically lauded followup double-LP, Drifters / Love Is The Devil. He has also found the time to compose film scores for Evan Prosofsky’s eerie Waterpark short and Jeremy Lynch’s The Hippo.

Stateless is a reflection on Zhang Hungtai’s upbringing in various locales (Taipei / Honolulu / Montreal) and the past two years of living and drifting in Europe. The title reflects several years of reflection on associated ideas like Diaspora, borders and hybridism. A somber meditation on memories from an exiled man on a never-ending search for an imaginary homeland, Stateless puts the finishing touches on a chapter of artistic activity that began when the Badlands LP captured the imaginations of listeners the world over." - Zoo Music

 

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LP - Emerald Web - Whispered Visions - Import - $24.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

MYSTICAL ELECTRONICS ON FINDERS KEEPERS!!!

 

"Sharing social circles and spiritual ideologies with artists such as Iasos, Connie Demby and Deuter, while splitting label release schedules with Laraaji, Laurie Spiegel, and Wendy Carlos, the unique Florida-raised soulmate duo known as Emerald Web released their privately-pressed debut LP at an axis where post-prog rock met proto-new age and ambient electronic music. From the notes by Kat Epple: "When originally released, one music reviewer described Whispered Visions as: 'A cosmic tapestry of sound, woven with threads of shimmering synthesizer timbres and luminous flute melodies.' This album was made using early synthesizers, sequencers, Lyricon and flutes. When it was recorded in 1980 our synths were regarded as 'state of the art' technology. Originally released exclusively on compact cassette it was our second of a total of 14 independent releases. The band Emerald Web consisted of Bob Stohl and myself and our goal was to create innovative synthesizer orchestration and blend electronic music and acoustic instruments. From 1978 to 1990 we recorded, toured, and performed in planetariums while composing soundtracks for Carl Sagan, amongst others. Bob and I were consultants for (and were lucky enough to be sponsored by) companies and individuals that were creating the latest music technology. At the time Emerald Web was one of the few 'Space Music' bands which performed live in concert using synthesizers and sequencers, most of which had volatile memory and no pre-set sound banks. Unfortunately, Bob passed away in 1990. Since then I have continued to compose music for film and perform in concert as a solo artist, as Emerald Web and with various other ensembles." - Finders Keepers

 

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LP - Glenn Branca - The Ascension - Reissue - $17.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

SUPERIOR VIADUCT CONTINUES ITS STELLAR REISSUE CAMPAIGN!!

 

"Glenn Branca’s first full-length album The Ascension is a colossal achievement. After touring much of 1980 with an all-star band featuring four guitarists (Branca, fellow composers Ned Sublette and David Rosenbloom, and future Sonic Youth member Lee Ranaldo) along with Jeffrey Glenn on bass and Stephan Wischerth on drums, Branca took his war-torn group into a studio in Hell’s Kitchen to record five incendiary compositions. Originally released in the summer of 1981, The Ascension effectively tears down the genre-ghettos between 20th century avant-garde and ecstatic rock ’n’ roll.  On “The Spectacular Commodity,” chiming, shimmering tones unfold into sinister drone-territory à la Tony Conrad, while abrasive guitars and repetitive beats retain the raw primitivism of No Wave. The title track attains a densely packed, larger-than-life sound and (as author Marc Masters says best) “never stops climbing skyward.” With artist Robert Longo’s stark front cover that depicts Branca battling an unidentified man, The Ascension is a must-have record not only for fans of early Swans and Sonic Youth, but also of Steve Reich or Slint’s Tweez." - Superior Viaduct

 

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LP - Hookworms - Hookworms - $18.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

REPRESSED FOR MORE FOLKS TO COP TO!!!

 

"2014 repress. The debut vinyl release of Leeds' Hookworms. The Hookworms 12" features four songs, clocks in at around 27 minutes, and is limited to 500 copies on 180 gram black vinyl. The release was previously only available on tape via Sun Araw's Sun Ark label and that sold out in a matter of weeks. Hookworms formed in late 2009 at a time when most of the group's members were also playing together in a snappy punk group. The punk and garage background is important, because it has a lot to do with the energy that makes Hookworms so noticeable. Many groups think they can make good on psych-rock by just wigging out to their own ends, during interminable jam sessions that only come to a halt when someone decides "That's long enough." Most of Hookworms' songs are around the six-minute mark, which isn't long at all, and each one is constantly doing something. The singer and keyboard player delivers his vocals like The Gun Club's Jeffery Lee Pierce on Fire of Love -- frantic and impassioned. The guitars color in and around the lines, informed just as much by Flipper's Ted Falconi as "Sister Ray." Bass grooves lead the way, sage in their wisdom over which path to take. This is tidy stuff, a purposeful and fully conscious journey into the realms of Zoss. It's also a journey taking place on increasingly large stages, where they're just as confident at filling the sonic space as at the small venues where they started out. On heavyweight 180 gram vinyl with an insert; includes a free digital download code with added bonus tracks." - Faux Discx/Gringo

 

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LP - Jakob Skott - Taurus Rising - Import - $21.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

EL PARAISO RECORDS CONTINUES ITS SONIC JOURNEY!!!

 

"LP version. The third album from Causa Sui drummer Jakob Skøtt expands his one-man-band experiments into vast new territories. Taurus Rising is built from motorik synthesizer arpeggios and heavy-duty live drumming. But rather than simply worshipping endless repetition, Skøtt reaches an impressive array of expressions on each of these five mini epics -- each song is ALIVE -- frequently whirling off track like the wind's direction in a sand storm, leading to some mind-altering melodies and rhythms that'll keep you on your toes. Washed currents of pulsating analog synthesizer scores, pre-fusion jazz sensibility and fuzzed-out electronics all tied together by fevered rhythms. Jakob Skøtt is the drummer in revered Danish experimental psych act Causa Sui and has previously collaborated with artists from Tortoise and Sunburned Hand Of The Man. In a number of different outfits he has also released thru esteemed labels such as Morr Music, Ghostly International, and Darla Records. Furthermore, Jakob has done exclusive live visuals and artwork for Amon Düül II, Earthless, Manual, cult actress Asia Argento as well as The Roadburn Festival." - El Paraiso Records

 

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LP - Jon Hassell and Brian Eno - Fourth World Music Vol. 1: Possible Musics - 2014 Reissue - Import - $26.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

CD - Jon Hassell And Brian Eno - Fourth World Music Vol. 1: Possible Musics - $11.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

ESSENTIAL LISTENING!!!

 

"Gatefold LP version on 180 gram vinyl with CD. Originally released in 1980, Jon Hassell and Brian Eno's collaborative album Fourth World Music Vol. I: Possible Musics is a sound document whose ongoing influence seems beyond dispute. Not only is the album a defining moment in the development of what Eno coined as "ambient music" but it also facilitated the introduction of Hassell's "future primitive" trumpet stylings and visionary "Fourth World" musical theories to the broader public. These vectors continue to enrich contemporary audio culture. Eno's ambient strategies are now fixed in the DNA of electronic music and the cross-cultural legacy of Hassell's "Fourth World" concept is apparent not only in the marketplace genre "World Music" but also more persuasively in the accelerating number of digitally-driven, borderless musical fusions we now experience. By the time that Eno and Hassell met, Hassell's experiments with a "Fourth World" musical vocabulary were well underway and in fact it was because of these experiments, particularly Hassell's debut album Vernal Equinox that Brian Eno purposefully sought him out. Within a couple of months of Hassell's performance at The Kitchen the duo entered Celestial Sound in New York City and began work on what would become Fourth World Music Vol. I: Possible Musics. Hassell invited previous collaborators like the Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos and the Senegalese drummer Ayibe Dieng to join the sessions. Most of the tracks carry a Hassell/Eno writing credit, though the 20-minute "Charm (Over 'Burundi Cloud')" was a carryover from Hassell's concert repertoire. Hassell has made it clear in several interviews over the years that the album's shared billing was at least partly inaccurate and that Eno's contribution was mainly as a producer. More spiky, angular and steeped in rhythm and exoticism than most of Eno's records and more drone-based, reflective and sonorous than most of Hassell's outings, Possible Musics -- whatever the actual division of labor in sound and concept -- is a seminal highlight in both of their discographies. A meeting of two of the late 20th century's most restless and prescient musicians, the album sounds as beguiling, indeterminate and otherworldly today as it did 34 years ago when it was originally released. The impact of Possible Musics on the contemporary music conversation was almost immediate. Just ten days after it was mastered, Brian Eno and David Byrne convened in Los Angeles to continue experiments inspired in part by Hassell's musical theories. The resultant album would be called My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. All parties involved agree that Ghosts was originally conceived as a trio project that included Hassell but the idea fell apart over disagreements about logistics and musical direction. Hassell still remains bitter about what he considers the projects un-credited appropriation of his musical signatures. From there it was a short jump forward to the chart-topping, Afro-futurism of The Talking Heads Remain in Light, an album that Eno co-produced and Hassell guested on. "Fourth World" strategies have echoed, and can still be heard echoing in the music of Peter Gabriel, Nils Petter Molvaer, Björk, David Sylvian, David Byrne, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Damon Albarn, DJ Spooky, Jah Wobble, Matmos, 23 Skidoo, Goat, Bill Laswell, Mark Ernestus, Adrian Sherwood, and of course, the ongoing projects of Eno and Hassell themselves. Glitterbeat is proud and honored to re-release and re-introduce this compelling, groundbreaking album. " - Glitterbeat

 

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LP - Night Terrors - Pavor Nocturnus - $18.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

ANOTHER KILLER RELEASE FROM NIGHT TERRORS ON TWISTED NERVE!!!

 

"Following their 2012 performance supporting Italian Horror soundtrack legends Goblin, Australia's Gothic-Synth heavyweights THE NIGHT TERRORS were commissioned to compose an album of music with the Southern hemisphere's largest Grand Pipe Organ. Recorded at the Melbourne Town Hall, Friday the 13th June 2014, and to be launched on Halloween 31st October 2014, is an inferno of haunting Theremin-led post-prog and dark cosmic dance. Quiet drops of sepulchral voltage and cacophonous whirls of intricate acoustic phenomena intermingle to prise open the maddening space between sentience and expiration. The Night Terrors create a euphorically terrifying dream sequence, just perfect for Halloween. Their most frightening and beautiful recording to date." - Twisted Nerve

 

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LP - Omar Khorshid And His Group - Live In Australia 1981 - $22.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

WHAT THE WHAAAAAAAT!!!???!!!!! THANK YOU SUBLIME FREQUENCIES!!!

 

"This is the first live concert recording ever issued of legendary Egyptian guitarist Omar Khorshid and his group. It features tracks recorded during his 1981 tour of Australia, including live versions of songs that grace his various LPs recorded for Lebanese and Egyptian labels during the 1970s with one phenomenal tune, "Al Rabieh," being exclusive here as never before issued in any form. The sound is surprisingly great for a live cassette recording and the band is as sharp and monumental as ever, with stunning instrumental performances throughout, including an extended improvisational rhythmic exchange between percussionist Ibrahim Tawfiek and Omar's electric guitar on the epic track "Sidi Mansour." This record is loaded with Khorshid's signature microtonal Arabesque surf guitar elegance darting atop the backing band's brilliant accompaniment, and the tones of organist Fouad Rohaiem sound raw and abrasive, as though it were still 1973. The album has even more nostalgic (and tragic) significance as these shows would be his last; a car accident claiming Omar's life within 72 hours of flying back to Cairo from Australia. Mohamed Amine, Khorshid's lifelong friend and member of his group from 1975-1981, recorded these tracks and provided the photographs that embellish the beautiful gatefold jacket that accompanies this LP. Collected and researched by Khorshid historian Hany Zaki in Cairo, this unbelievable treasure is now available for the world to behold. Limited edition LP release in a full-color gatefold jacket with exquisite photos from Mohamed Amine's personal archive and informative liner notes by Hany Zaki." - Sublime Frequencies

 

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LP - Pallbearer - Foundations Of Burden 2xLP - $23.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

PALLBEARER OFFER UP ANOTHER HEAVY HELPING ON PROFOUND LORE!!!

 

"In the short time that they’ve been a band, Little Rock, Arkansas’ Pallbearer have set a new standard for modern-day doom metal. The band’s debut full-length, 2012’s Sorrow and Extinction, made a massive impact not only in the metal scene, but crossed over to wider audiences in the mainstream as well, landing on numerous “Best of 2012” lists and garnering acclaim from Pitchfork, Decibel, Spin, Rolling Stone, Stereogum and Entertainment Weekly (to name just a few). Pallbearer followed the release by touring with the likes of St. Vitus, Boris and Enslaved, and performing at Roadburn, Hellfest, Maryland Death Fest, Scion Rockfest, Fun Fun Fun and Hopscotch. With their sophomore full-length, the band has taken it to the next level, unleashing a followup even more glorious than its predecessor. If Sorrow and Extinction left its mark on the metal scene, Foundations of Burden will be the stuff of legend. Captured by legendary producer Billy Anderson (Agalloch, Sleep, Neurosis, The Melvins etc.) at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, Oregon, the unparalleled album is an epic sonic landscape of triumphant proportions destined to solidify Pallbearer’s standing as one of the most important metal bands today." - Profound Lore

 

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LP - Raspberry Bulbs - Privacy - Import - $21.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

HE WHO CRUSHES TEETH RELEASES RECORD NUMBER 3!!!

 

"Raspberry Bulbs is the invention of visual artist and musician Marco del Rio, who, under the guise of He Who Crushes Teeth, co-founded Bone Awl -- one of the most distinguished black metal projects ever to come out of the U.S. Raspberry Bulbs' debut album, Nature Tries Again, emerged in 2011. Hitherto a solo endeavor, RB expanded to a five-piece in the wake of Nature's release, and sought to make a definitive break from black metal's musical signifiers, if not its underlying themes of alienation and abjection -- a path of self-discovery that culminated in the bruised, dynamic visions of their sophomore LP, Deformed Worship (BLACKEST 018LP). Privacy arrives barely a year after its predecessor, but it's a markedly more developed and far-reaching album. Songs of excoriating intensity once again form the basis of the work -- the no-frills 4-track recording capturing all the violence and nuance of del Rio's vocals, of the dual guitar rapport, and the machine-gun rhythm section -- but this time they're interspersed with eerie electronic miniatures, instrumental pieces that suggest unseen worlds, malign energies, forces beyond our comprehension and control. This aura of the uncanny is no accident. Though it's practically impossible to describe Raspberry Bulbs' music without mentioning punk or metal, the band's most important influences are literary: in particular Lovecraft, Machen, Chambers' et al. Includes mp3 download." - Blackest Ever Black

 

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LP - Shin Joong Hyun - Beautiful Rivers And Mountains - The Psychedelic Sound Of South Koreas Shin Joong Hyun 1958-1974 - $26.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

BACK IN PRINT!!!

 

"2014 repress. 2LP version. Subtitled: The Psychedelic Rock Sound Of South Korea's Shin Joong Hyun 1958-74. "Shin Joong Hyun's tale is personal, spiritual, and deep, not only reflecting the full spectrum of human emotions, but one that produced reverberating echoes of sound, some beautiful and life-giving, others restless and ungovernable. For the first time outside of Korea, Shin's music will be readily available to music lovers the world over. Light In The Attic are thrilled to release Beautiful Rivers And Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound Of South Korea's Shin Joong Hyun 1958-1974, a career spanning compilation of the diminutive guitarist, songwriter, producer, arranger, and talent developer. Inspired by jazz, soul, and traditional Korean music, Shin started his career in the mid-1950s, performing for US troops stationed locally after the Korean War armistice of 1953. While his English language skills were limited, the young player had no trouble communicating through his trusty electric guitar, but Shin was no mere 6-string slinger for hire, he was able to communicate something far beyond your average professional musician. Production work and extensive songwriting followed, not to mention a steady stream of electrifying performances. Gaining momentum by the moment, Shin developed popular success across South Korea molding proteges like singing duo the Pearl Sisters and folk-psych songbird Kim Jung Mi into top pop stars. From there it was hit after hit. The late 1960s rock explosion and an influx of imported music from The Beatles, Jimmy Smith, and The Jefferson Airplane all informed and inspired Mr. Shin to elevate his own craft. Even experimental trips via a crew of local hippies also took the music man to new heights despite Korean law forbidding such rebellion. Drug use was illegal and punishable as a serious offence. Park Chung-hee, then President of South Korea began to closely monitor Shin's 'subversive' activities. After refusing to write a song in praise of the political leader, the musician was labeled unpatriotic and his career was instantly snuffed-out through a series of surveillance, torture, and institutional confinement. While this was not the end of Shin's musical story, for an all-too-brief moment in Korean cultural history, Shin Joong Hyun and his talented accomplices laid down a trove of recordings that have slowly reverberated far from their native land. Beautiful Rivers And Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound Of South Korea's Shin Joong Hyun 1958-1974 features Korean/English lyric translations, unseen pictures, beautiful graphic design, and extensive liner notes with Shin Joong Hyun." - Light In The Attic

 

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LP - Skull Defekts - Street Metal - Import - $22.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

DIAGONAL UNVEILS ANOTHER STUNNER FROM THE SKULL DEFEKTS!!!

 

"Swedish hypno-rok experimentalists, The Skull Defekts, make a perfect addition to the Diagonal roster with the psycho-glam swagger of Street Metal, their follow-up to Dances in Dreams of the Known Unknown for Thrill Jockey. Comprising five tracks, including two extended dancefloor hypnotizers, Street Metal captures the mercurial unit of Joachim Nordwall (vocals, guitar, oscillator), Jean-Louis Huhta (percussion, electronics), Daniel Higgs (ghost catcher), Daniel Fagerström (vocals, guitar, synthesizer) and Henrik Rylander (drums, feedback) in a taut flux of psychedelic rock and avant-techno with raids on arcane pop and percussive, tribal minimalism. Their instrumental "Mission" opens the account with a gritted psych rock stance, all muscular guitar fire and churning, locked drums that would make Goat blush, before "Mammal Combination" buckles down to a bestial, thumping glam stare-down, replete with icily-poised vocals. However, SD really come into their own with "Holy Drums," and its dreadnaught dub, galvanizing current trends for "authentic" psych swag with a crisper, more disciplined approach to rhythm, yoking scything, cyclical riffs to metallic drums for some 20 minutes of grindingly sexy, hip- wise momentum in two parts. "Saturday Mourning" seals the session with a driving, droning dirge, consolidating Bolan-esque sleaze vocals with persistent drums and piercing synths right out of a Goblin soundtrack. It's all a damn fine reminder of Diagonal's wayward, unimpeachable tastes and finds ideal context amongst the likes of Powell, $hit & $hine, Blood Music and Bronze Teeth. Features sick spotgloss artwork by Guy Featherstone." - Diagonal

 

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LP - Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra - Sign Of Myth - $21.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

ROARATORIO FURTHER MINES MORE AMAZING SUN RA MATERIAL!!!

 

"In 1972, Sun Ra inked a high-profile deal with ABC/Impulse, bringing his recorded work to the widest audience he'd had to date. A slew of Saturn back catalog titles and two newly-recorded albums (Astro Black, Pathways to Unknown Worlds) were issued before ABC cancelled the contract, dumped the records into the cut-out bins, and left the unreleased albums to languish. Now, over four decades later, Roaratorio is proud to offer one of the lost Impulse recordings for the first time. Sign of the Myth hails from same studio session as Pathways, and shares its emphasis on guided improvisations. With a constantly shifting palette of Moog textures, Ra tosses off a dazzling array of ideas throughout, supported by the usual Arkestra stalwarts; in particular, bassist Ronnie Boykins and drummer Clifford Jarvis are in shining form here, giving shape and solidity to these pieces. Sign of the Myth is a welcome augmentation to an especially fertile period from Sun Ra's time on Earth." Includes download coupon." - Roaratorio

 

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LP - Various Artists - A Distant Invitation: Street And Ceremonial Recordings From Burma, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia And Thailand - $19.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

MORE MIND MELTING SOUNDS FROM SUBLIME FREQUENCIES!!!

 

"A hallucinogenic splatter-drift audio meltdown through the streets and back alleys of Southeast Asia recorded and assembled by Seattle-based multi-sword-wielding artist Jesse Paul Miller (Factums/Secret Records/Liver & Bacon/Big Tribal Balls). This limited edition LP includes street and folk music, situational ambience, radio excerpts, and psychedelic atmospheres from Burma, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. "We heard them from a distance, bells in the back alleys of Surakarta ... Then, one day, two weeks later, we walked around a corner and there they were, a troupe of roving gamelan musicians and a monkey with a mask ... If one wanders the streets of Southeast Asia, they will undoubtedly hear a variety of fascinating sounds; those created by street musicians, sellers in markets, horns from temples and mosques, woven with insect songs, birds, dogs, motorcycles. Intended to engage and entertain a host of spirits and gods, festivals and processions are frequent in certain regions. They can be extremely vibrant and overwhelmingly powerful energy situations. In rituals, the use of random multiple layers or instrumental vibrations can be intended to confuse or scare off bad spirits, and this can be very disorienting for the living listener also. Street musicians combine older instruments with electrical delivery systems in the form of genius portable battery-operated-waist-pack mini-horns connected to keyboards, karaoke machines, and folk instruments -- sometimes with effects. These musicians sit roadside; in some places they hop on buses between stops. In markets and along roadsides, sellers manipulate their voices to advertise using delay effects. Food cart proprietors use an incredible array of sonic methods to attract customers. They tap on objects, use steam whistles; sing like birds, use bits of Western jingles (and much more). Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim broadcasts can be heard blasting through loudspeakers. With the addition of amplification, there is usually some form of distortion inherent to the speaker systems, often magically enhancing the voices, mixing in with the urban or rural soundtrack. The sonic tapestry of any space can reveal poetic insights. There is the perspective that all audio events in an environment, regardless of their form, can be heard musically. The vitality and depth of human expression, whether awe-inspiring or minute in all of its multitudinous manifestations, is for now, intact in Southeast Asia, and very much alive." --Jesse Paul Miller; This limited edition LP comes in a full-color tip-on jacket with a two-sided insert including photos by Linda Peschong & detailed liner notes and personal impressions by sound artist & compiler Jesse Paul Miller." - Sublime Frequencies

 

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LP - Various Artists - The Travelling Archive - Folk Music From Bengal: Field Recordings From Bangladesh, India And The Bengali Diaspora - $19.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

MORE MIND MELTING SOUNDS FROM SUBLIME FREQUENCIES!!!

 

"The Travelling Archive is a journey through the folk music of Bengal. It is run by Calcutta-based Bengali singer, writer and researcher, Moushumi Bhowmik, and sound recordist and sound designer, Sukanta Majumdar. They have been making field recordings of songs and stories across Bangladesh and eastern India, even the Bengali diaspora in East London, since 2003; documenting and disseminating their research through archives, presentation-performances, art works, and their own independent record label and web site. Moushumi and Sukanta get out there, travel all over, become friends and live with the musicians, record them in their homes and villages, on their rivers, in their tea shops and work fields. Bengal, which includes Calcutta, India, Dhaka, Bangladesh, and more than 250 million people, is an amazingly diverse yet unique region, home to some of the largest cities in the world and plenty of uncategorizable and diverse folk music, including those wandering minstrels, the Bauls. The music and instrumentation presented on this LP features solo voice and chorus vocals, harmonium, dotara (four-string fretless lute), ektara (traditional one-string drone instrument), dugi (small kettle drum), bamboo flute, violin, and even an empty popcorn tub played like a drum. This is a diverse and magnificent sampling of what remains a massive archive of folk music from this region and Sublime Frequencies hopes to continue to release additional volumes in the future. Produced for Sublime Frequencies by Robert Millis, this limited edition LP comes in a tip-on heavy jacket with insert containing liner notes and photos." - Sublime Frequencies

 

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LP - Various Artists - Charred Remains - Reissue - $24.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

BRUTAL HARDCORE COMP BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE!!!

 

"In the annals of early ‘80s American Hardcore, no compilation holds more seminal weight than Charred Remains. Initially released in 1982 on cassette through BOB MOORE’s Version Sound label and available in limited supply, the release served the world the first earfuls of such groundbreaking and legendary bands such as HUSKER DU, DIE KREUZEN, VOID, VIOLENT APATHY, TOXIC REASONS, ARTICLES OF FAITH, REBEL TRUTH, PERSONALITY CRISIS and SIN 34. Besides the actual sounds contained on the tape, Charred Remains was a testament to that primary quake of DIY ethics that empowered many a short haired youngster to start bands, record labels and fanzines and forge the underground to where it is today. To find an original copy of this compilation and not have to give up a kidney in exchange would be quite a feat, but now Radio Raheem waves their magic wand and Charred Remains is something for everyone to enjoy in the vinyl format. Re-mastered from the original master tapes with liner notes from Bob Moore and Die Kreuzen vocalist DAN KUBINSKI, Charred Remains is rescued from the collector ghetto and plopped right down into your lap to behold." - Radio Raheem

 

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LP - Various Artists - Rocksteady Hits the Town - Import - $13.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

SOLID ROCKSTEADY SOUNDS FROM 60'S JAMAICA!!!

 

"The mighty sound of rocksteady hit Jamaica around 1966, shone like a star and blasted out from the dancehalls for two years before reggae music took a different path and evolved into another of its chapters. But in this two year period up to around 1968, it ruled and produced some of Jamaica's finest sounds. During this period, the jerky ska rhythms of old slowed-down to a more sedate pace. Some say due to the extreme heat that hit the Island in that year, making the frenzied dance routines all that much harder during the all night Sound System sessions. Whatever the reasons, this period would see some of the power wrestled from the big three producers, Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, Prince Buster and Duke Reid, who up until now had ruled the waves, making room for the upcoming new wave of producers who also had something to say. Such names were Joel Gibson (aka Joe Gibbs), Sonia Pottinger, Derrick Harriott and the most prolific of them all, Mr. Bunny Lee, would unleash some fine music in this fascinating if not short period in reggae's history. Here are compiled some of the biggest hits from the rocksteady era alongside some lesser-known cuts that deserve to be re-evaluated. A great period that is sometimes overlooked but contained some great tunes that also in their own way rocked the dancefloors not only in Jamaica but around the world." - Kingston Sounds

 

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CD - Nazoranai - The Most Painful Time Happens Only Once Has It Arrived Already? - Import - $11.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

DASTARDLY DEVESTATION FROM FORMIDABLE POWER TRIO!!

 

"Nazoranai comprises three gentleman, three friends and three fans of each other's creative output. The Most Painful Time Happens Only Once Has It Arrived Already..? is the second release from Nazoranai, a power proposition made up of three sound/song heavyweights: Keiji Haino, Oren Ambarchi and Stephen O'Malley (no introductions necessary, intimidation checked in at the door). Recorded by Chris Fullard at CCSO, Birmingham, July 9th 2013, The Most Painful Time... expands the trio's devastating explorations of improvised rock-based shapes. The opening track "you should look closely those shattered spells never attaining embodiment as prayer they are born here again you should look closely those shattered spells never attaining embodiment as prayer they are born here again" hurtles the listener straight in the abyss with an epic 18 + minutes of apocalyptic free rock. This is music on the threshold, a searing landscape where soaring guitars circle amongst a pounding minimal tribal rhythm. "will not follow your hoax called history" lurches out at the listener, offering a hand as a guide for this invented netherworld. The multi-limbed "who is making the time rot" documents our hosts in absolute freeform mode, wildly rummaging the remains of exploded structure. Finally, the title-track swings the pendulum back to earth in the guise of structure, base, rhythm and song. Hovering between annihilation and brutality The Most Painful Time Happens Only Once Has It Arrived Already..? is a sonic sinkhole where the unrestrained improvised peaks are indelibly stamped with the unique traits deployed by these three titans of rock and experimentation. Keiji Haino (guitar, vocals & synth), Stephen O'Malley (bass guitar) & Oren Ambarchi (battery)." - Ideologic Organ

 

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7in - Hex - You Cry And I'll Laugh b/w Doubt - Original Stock - $7.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

FUZZ ROCK "LOST" SINGLE FROM THE 60'S!!!

 

More killer "dead" stock arrives on Permanent's shores with this mysterious "lost" single from Hex.  Originally recorded in the 60's, pressed to acetate and never released until it was properly pressed up in 1995 on Hexx Records!  It appears to be on black wax, but on closer inspection is actually on translucent brown vinyl!  Drop the needle and you'll unleash to killer fuzz guitar rippers of 60's garage psych!  Add this to the list of the ever unfolding tale of "lost" gems of r'n'r that seem to be popping up nowadays!  Simply stunning!

 

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7in - Tinkerbelles - Fine Asses - $7.99 - BUYbuy - LISTEN listen

ON PISS YELLOW WAX WITH ARTWORK BY RYAN DUGGAN / LIMITED TO 300 COPIES!!!

 

"It’s widely known that when a new baby laughs for the first time, Bob Iger clubs a baby seal with Pinocchio’s nose. But you should also know that when Chicago band Gypsyblood falls apart, trash-pop duo Tinkerbelles is born. Bassist/vocalist Adam Mohundro and drummer/vocalist Christian Dawson’s debut album, Fine Asses comes out on 7” vinyl on October 7. Brooklyn Vegan Chicago is premiering the first single today, the lachrymosely titled “When Puppies Cry.” 
Fine Asses is as visually appealing as it as sonically with limited edition Piss Yellow vinyl tucked inside Mad Magazine-style fold-in artwork by Chicago pop artist Ryan Duggan (Maps & Atlases, Iron & Wine, Pissed Jeans). Fine Asses seven tracks were recorded entirely at 432 hertz instead of the standard 440. 432hz is the new kelp for hipster audiophiles and is also believed to vibrate in unity with light, time, space, matter and gravity. So put that in your pipe and smoke it, International Standards Organization.
Energetic, a little messy, and catchy as hell, Fine Asses is 13 minutes of stupid ear fun for fans of Wire, Japanther, and No Age. Standout cuts include “Rotten Tanx” with fuzzed bass riffs and frantic drums emphasizing the power of this twosome. “40 Walls” is another pisser of a track, which adds distorted horns to the surge of distorted bass, harmonic dissonance and drum kit abuse. And of course the
aforementioned “When Puppies Cry” brings to mind ‘60s fringe rock like The Troggs and The Remains – super grungy and rad. All in all Tinkerbelles present a remarkable first effort that demonstrates a clear respect for Mexican food, ‘80s postpunk, and of course, those Fine Asses." - self released

 

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Book - Bruce Pavitt - Sub Pop USA - The Subterranean Pop Music Anthology 1980-1988 - $33.99 - BUYbuy

SUB POP ZINE GETS COMPILED INTO BEAUTIFUL BOOK!!!

 

"Bazillion Points Books is proud to release SUB POP USA: The Subterranean Pop Music Anthology 1980–1988, by BRUCE PAVITT—an unprecedented, 400-page cross-genre survey of American independent music during the 1980s. Combining all nine issues of Pavitt's Subterranean Pop zine and six years of monthly SeattleRocket newspaper columns, the book chronicles the rise of regional American indie pop, punk, hardcore, art/noise, metal, spoken word, hip hop, and rock’n roll—over 1,000 bands all told—alongside Pavitt's own path as DJ, zine editor, record store owner, music booster, and ultimately founder of Sub Pop Records.  In addition to unseen photographs by Charles Peterson and Michael Lavine, and early artwork by Charles Burns, Jad Fair, and Lynda Barry, the book includes indie perspective and regional background via original essays by Calvin Johnson (Beat Happening/K Records/Dub Narcotic Sound System); Ann Powers (NPR Music; Los Angeles Times); Larry Reid (Fantagraphics); Gerard Cosloy (Conflict, Matador Records); and Charles R. Cross (the Rocket, Heavier Than Heaven)." - Bazillion Points

 

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MAG - Bill Callahan - Women Sketchbook - $4.99 - BUYbuy

SMOGMAN SHARES HIS SKETCHES OF VARIOUS FEMALE FORMS!!!

 

"Women Sketchbook" is 32 pages of drawings from the sketchbooks of Bill Callahan/Smog.

 

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Thanks again and see y'all around out there somewhere!

 

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New Release Recap

Format - Artist - TitlePriceStatus
LP - Ty Segall - $ingle$ 2 $16.99 FEATURED
LP - Espectrostatic - Escape From Witchtropolis - Coke Smoke Vinyl $12.99 FEATURED
LP - Blown Out - Drifting Way Out Between Suns - Import $27.99 FEATURED
LP - Swans - Filth - 2014 Reissue $17.99 FEATURED
LP - Ariel Pink - pom pom 2xLP $19.99 FEATURED
LP - Andy Stott - Faith In Strangers - Import 2xLP $23.99 FEATURED
CD - Andy Stott - Faith In Strangers - Import $12.99 FEATURED
LP - Big Bill Broonzy - Lonesome Road Blues $12.99 FEATURED
LP - Bruce Lacey - The Spacey Bruce Lacey: Film Music and Improvisations Vol. 2 $21.99 FEATURED
LP - Buck Gooter - The Spider's Eyes $17.99 FEATURED
LP - Can - Delay (1968) - 2014 Reissue $22.99 FEATURED
LP - Can - Soon Over Babaluma - 2014 Reissue $22.99 FEATURED
LP - Cardiac Arrest - In The Mouth Of Madness $14.99 FEATURED
LP - Chris And Cosey - Heartbeat - 2014 Repress $22.99 FEATURED
LP - Chris And Cosey - Songs Of Love And Lust - 2014 Repress $22.99 FEATURED
LP - Chris And Cosey - Trance - 2014 Repress $22.99 FEATURED
LP - Coil/Nine Inch Nails - Recoiled - Import $26.99 FEATURED
LP - Coitus Int. - Sex For The Wealthy - Import $23.99 FEATURED
LP - Cramps - A Date With Elvis - Reissue $15.99 FEATURED
LP - Cramps - Big Beat From Badsville - Reissue $15.99 FEATURED
LP - Cramps - Fiends Of Dope Island - Reissue $15.99 FEATURED
LP - Cramps - Look Mom No Head - Reissue $15.99 FEATURED
LP - Cramps - Smell Of Female - Reissue $15.99 FEATURED
LP - Cramps - Stay Sick - Reissue $15.99 FEATURED
LP - Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger - Reissue $31.99 FEATURED
LP - Dirty Beaches - Stateless $15.99 FEATURED
LP - Emerald Web - Whispered Visions - Import $24.99 FEATURED
LP - Glenn Branca - The Ascension - Reissue $17.99 FEATURED
LP - Hookworms - Hookworms - Import $18.99 FEATURED
LP - Jakob Skott - Taurus Rising - Import $21.99 FEATURED
LP - Jon Hassell and Brian Eno - Fourth World Music Vol. 1: Possible Musics - 2014 Reissue - Import $26.99 FEATURED
CD - Jon Hassell And Brian Eno - Fourth World Music Vol. 1: Possible Musics $11.99 FEATURED
LP - Night Terrors - Pavor Nocturnus $18.99 FEATURED
LP - Omar Khorshid And His Group - Live In Australia 1981 $22.99 FEATURED
LP - Pallbearer - Foundations Of Burden 2xLP $23.99 FEATURED
LP - Raspberry Bulbs - Privacy - Import $21.99 FEATURED
LP - Shin Joong Hyun - Beautiful Rivers And Mountains - The Psychedelic Sound Of South Koreas Shin Joong Hyun 1958-1974 $26.99 FEATURED
LP - Skull Defekts - Street Metal - Import $22.99 FEATURED
LP - Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra - Sign Of Myth $21.99 FEATURED
LP - Various Artists - A Distant Invitation: Street And Ceremonial Recordings From Burma, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia And Thailand $19.99 FEATURED
LP - Various Artists - The Travelling Archive - Folk Music From Bengal: Field Recordings From Bangladesh, India And The Bengali Diaspora $19.99 FEATURED
LP - Various Artists - Charred Remains - Reissue $24.99 FEATURED
LP - Various Artists - Rocksteady Hits the Town - Import $13.99 FEATURED
CD - Nazoranai - The Most Painful Time Happens Only Once Has It Arrived Already? - Import $11.99 FEATURED
7in - Hex - You Cry And I'll Laugh b/w Doubt - Original Stock $7.99 FEATURED
7in - Tinkerbelles - Fine Asses $7.99 FEATURED
Book - Bruce Pavitt - Sub Pop USA - The Subterranean Pop Music Anthology 1980-1988 $33.99 FEATURED
MAG - Bill Callahan - Women Sketchbook $4.99 FEATURED

* All New Releases should be considered in-stock as of this update unless noted otherwise.


Sale! Sale! Sale!

Format - Artist - TitlePrice
7in - (From) The Sky - Son Of The Sun $3.99
7in - 12 Minutes At The Hot Club Murphy - 12 Minutes At The Hot Club Murphy $4.99
7in - Aquarium - Performer b/w Battle of the Bands $2.99
7in - Architecture - Diamond Mind - RSD 2013 Exclusive $5.99
7in - Big Nils - Bitch Gutsssssss $4.99
7in - Big Richard Insect - Cop Out/Animals b/w Weird/Messed Her Up - Import $7.99
7in - Bill Bondsmen - Peasant Under Glass b/w Dead $4.99
7in - Bitch Prefect - Adelaide - Import $6.99
7in - Cannon - It's Cool No Worries EP (Import) $6.99
7in - Captain Beefheart - Upon The My-O-My $5.99
7in - Carcinogenz - Carcinogenz $4.99
7in - Cheniers - Trouble EP $3.99
7in - Circular Keys - Eurogrand (Import) $6.99
7in - CSC Funk Band - Little Weight (2012 Record Store Day Exclusive) $4.99
7in - Deep Fried Boogie Band / Colossal Yes - Split (2012 Record Store Day Exclusive) $6.99
7in - Eets Feats / Low Times - split 7-inch (includes download) $6.99
7in - Everything Falls Apart - Ghost b/w Brace Position $2.99
7in - Full Toilet - Full Toilet (color vinyl - with download) $3.99
7in - Full Ugly - Drove Down - Import $6.99
7in - Happy Times - Gross Registrable Tonnage EP (color vinyl - Import) $6.99
7in - Holy Strays - Enlightenment/Phrenesia $4.99
7in - Ich Bin Ein Esel - Holy Grail - Import $6.99
7in - Irma Vep - The Jerk $9.99
7in - J Fernandez - No Luck b/w Fading Out $6.99
7in - JD Simo - Shake It b/w Aoh $7.99
7in - Jimmy C And The Chelsea Five - Play With Fire B/W Leave Me Alone $6.99
7in - Kremlings - Vulture Race - Import $6.99
7in - Lame Drivers - 7 Song Flexi Book EP - 5x7in Flexi Book $13.99
7in - Late Arvo Sons - Pretty Mess - Import $6.99
7in - Leaders - State Of Shock b/w Queso On Yer Faceo $5.99
7in - Mole House - Be Around $7.99
7in - Negro Spirituals - Black Garden b/w Ancient Trees $4.99
7in - Nothing People - Enemy With An Invitation b/w Reinstall - Regular Black Vinyl $2.99
7in - Old Mate - I Think Of You b/w Throwin Down - Import $7.99
7in - Onna - Cortigiana Dal Velo b/w Enfolding Your Breasts... $4.99
7in - Pilgrims - Thank You Lord - There's Someone In Your Life $5.99
7in - Primitive Calculators - I Can't Stop It b/w Do That Dance - Import $7.99
7in - Projections - Detroit Punk Rock History $7.99
7in - Quailbones - Lord Dion's House Of Discovery $4.99
7in - Red Pens - Next Summer $3.99
7in - Red Red Krovvy - Red Red Krovvy - Import $6.99
7in - Richard Thompson - Haul Me Up (2012 Record Store Day Exclusive) $4.99
7in - Right Now - He Used To Be (2012 Record Store Day Exclusive) $4.99
7in - Rockfire Funk Express - People Save The World b/w Rockfire Funk Express $6.99
7in - Sacred Product - Wastex 2x7in $12.99
7in - Scraps - A Salty Sea $2.99
7in - Shackles - Broken Arm b/w Funeral Shroud $2.99
7in - Shake Shake Bolino - Dont Lose Your Friends b/w Please Pony Please $4.99
7in - Sir Douglas Quintet - Mendocino / ¿Que Sera Mañana? / Nuevo Laredo / La luna Fue Culpable - RSD 2013 Exclusive $9.99
7in - Slicing Grandpa - Grandpas Revenge IV - Edition of 150 $5.99
7in - Sneakers - Children Into People EP $2.99
7in - Sulphur Lights - Cowboy b/w Nothing - Beat You Up - Import $6.99
7in - Superior Units - Take Her In The Classroom $3.99
7in - Telephone Callers - Fuck Dorian EP $2.99
7in - Thelightshines - Soul To Skin b/w Love The Amnesiac - Import $3.99
7in - Throat - Pee - Import $5.99
7in - Topaz Rags - Crown Center $3.99
7in - Trashmen - Mean Woman Blues b/w Big Boss Man - RSD 2013 Esclusive $9.99
7in - Violet Woods - Raw Love b/w Cyanide Suns - Import $3.99
7in - Virus - Live In Lourdes - Import $6.99
7in - Way To Go Genius - Egg $4.99
Book - Karren Ablaze - The City Is Ablaze - RSD 2013 Exclusive $35.99
DVD - Boris - Live In Japan $11.99
LP - Matthew Friedberger - Matricidal Sons of Bitches 2xLP $12.99
LP - Afternoon Saints - The Shirley Jangle $9.99
LP - Aluminum Knot Eye - Trunk Lunker $8.99
LP - Amateur Childbirth - Pripyat $18.99
LP - Andre Popp - Presenting Popp! $6.99
LP - Antimation - Mono-Types $22.99
LP - Ape School - Ape School $9.99
LP - Arriver - Tsushima $12.99
LP - Ashtray Navigations - Deadicated To The Sensory Armada $23.99
LP - Azita - How Will You? $10.99
LP - Bad Vision - Bad Vision - Import $11.99
LP - Blanche Blanche Blanche - Breaking Mirrors $9.99
LP - Blimp - Not Beer EP $8.99
LP - Blissed Out - Secrets $6.99
LP - Blood Birds - Psychic Surgery $11.99
LP - Boa - Wrong Road (2013 Reissue) $21.99
LP - Bob B Soxx And The Blue Jeans - Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - Sundazed Reissue $12.99
LP - Brother JT - The Svelteness Of Boogietude $16.99
LP - Bubble Puppy - A Gathering Of Promises (reissue) $9.99
LP - Burning Itch - Burning Itch $8.99
LP - Cab 20 - Holy Denim Faded Vibrations $11.99
LP - Chuzpe - 1000 Takte Tanz - Import $18.99
LP - Cleared - Breaking Day $13.99
LP - Codeine - Barely Real (2xLP 2012 reissue) [Numero] $16.99
LP - Counts - Love Sign $8.99
LP - D.R. Hooker - Armageddon $9.99
LP - Darling - Lights That Last Forever $9.99
LP - DBC - Pris $13.99
LP - Destination Lonely - Kiss Or Kicks $13.99
LP - Devil Eyes - Devil Eyes $10.99
LP - Doses - Doses (Ltd to 500) $13.99
LP - Fetus Eaters - Manitcore $7.99
LP - Fontana - Fontana $7.99
LP - Free Agents - £3.33 $12.99
LP - Frontier - Suture $5.99
LP - Futurebirds - Seney-Stovall (2012 Record Store Day Exclusive) $11.99
LP - Gap Dream - Shine Your Light $16.99
LP - Genesis - Spot The Pigeon (2012 Record Store Day Exclusive) $14.99
LP - Ghosty - Ghosty $14.99
LP - Girl Trouble - Hit It Or Quit It $14.99
LP - Hablan Por La Espalda - Macumba - Import $27.99
LP - Heater - God and Hair (Regular Edition on Black Vinyl) $4.99
LP - Hiroshima Rocks Around / Bipolar Bear - Split $9.99
LP - Imbogodom - And They Turned Not When They Went $9.99
LP - Inox Kapell - Werkschoh - Import - 2xLP $29.99
LP - Jason Urick - Fussing and Fighting $8.99
LP - Jenghiz Khan - Well Cut - Import $14.99
LP - Jerusalem In My Heart - Mo7it Al-Mo7it $13.99
LP - Lagger Blues Machine - Tanit - Import $14.99
LP - Lagger Blues Machine - Tanit Live - Import $14.99
LP - Leroy Hutson - The Man! $7.99
LP - Life Partners - Men Are Talking $7.99
LP - Lights - Rites $9.99
LP - Lincoln Street Exit - Drive It $11.99
LP - Love - Four Sail $19.99
LP - Lucky Luke - Traveling For a Living $12.99
LP - Marthas Vineyard Ferries - In The Pond $7.99
LP - Metalleg - Hit Of The Week $11.99
LP - Mittens On Strings - Lets Go To Babas $7.99
LP - O'Donel Levy - Black Velvet $9.99
LP - Omma Cobba - Omma Cobba $10.99
LP - Opsvik and Jennings - A Dream I Used To Remember $5.99
LP - People Of The North - Steep Formations (2xLP - includes download) $10.99
LP - Post Honeymoon - Post Honeymoon $7.99
LP - Problems - Make It Through The Night $9.99
LP - Psychedelic Horseshit - Laced (with download) $11.99
LP - Psyclones - Different Thinking People (Regular Black Vinyl) $4.99
LP - Public Image Ltd. - This Is PIL (2xLP Import) $27.99
LP - Redondos - Full Circle With The Redondos $19.99
LP - Reports - Dinamo Cambridge $9.99
LP - Ritchie Venus And L Stevie McCabe - My Precious Thing - Import $27.99
LP - Rub - Bikini Gospel - Original Sealed Copies $14.99
LP - Rudie Kay - New Reality (sealed) $7.99
LP - Saint Rich - Beyond The Drone $12.99
LP - Sally Smmit And Her Musicians - Hangahar $10.99
LP - Shirelles And King Curtis - Give A Twist Party - Sundazed Reissue $19.99
LP - Sholi - Sholi $8.99
LP - Shooting Guns - Brotherhood Of The Ram $19.99
LP - Short Rabbits - Dying By Inches $8.99
LP - Subtle Turnhips - Meal (Import, NOTE: jackets have corner bending) $21.99
LP - Three Mile Pilot - Maps EP $15.99
LP - Tim Buckley - Greetings from L.A. $17.99
LP - TK Webb and The Visions - Ancestor $7.99
LP - Todd - With Love... From Me To You (reissue) $15.99
LP - Unity Floors - Exotic Goldfish Blues (Import) $14.99
LP - Usaisamonster - Rip $12.99
LP - Various Artists - Fanafody: A Collection of Recordings and Photography from Madagasikara Vol. II $11.99
LP - Various Artists - Kamp Holland $24.99
LP - Various Artists - Sacred Bones Presents: Todo Muere Volume 3 - RSD 2013 Exclusive $7.99
LP - Various Artists - State Capital Field Recordings $7.99
LP - Vince And His Lost Delegation - Vince And His Lost Delegation $13.99
LP - Warm Climate - Glass Singer $12.99
LP - Warpig - Warpig (reissue) $16.99
LP - William Leavitt - Warp Engines $24.99
LP - Wymond Miles - Earth Has Doors $8.99
LP - Young Flowers - Blomsterpistolen - Import $19.99
LP - Zingers - Zingers - Import $12.99
Mag - Acid Kat - Issue 8 $2.99
Tape - Anthony And Janas - Easter Sea $3.99
Tape - Boy King Islands - Sun Worship $4.99
Tape - Droughts - Unknown Human Sights $2.99
Tape - E.T. Habit - Koko In Cloudland $5.99
Tape - Eets Feats - Trash From Our Lips $4.99
Tape - Fine Hoods - New Sensations $3.99
Tape - Grey Ghost - Songs To Wake Up To $3.99
Tape - Ill Professor - Miracle Of Luck $4.99
Tape - J and Y - Black Album $4.99
Tape - Joel PPO - Relationship Status $3.99
Tape - Mako Sica - Live At Subterranean $4.99
Tape - N.E.C. - R U Going To The Show? $4.99
Tape - Oriental Rugs - Oriental Drugs $3.99
Tape - Pedro Magina - Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five $4.99
Tape - Purling Hiss - Water On Mars $5.99
Tape - Raccoon - Demo $1.99
Tape - Ream Tar Tar - Ream Tar Tar $2.99
Tape - Sam Moss - The Tempest May Howl $4.99
Tape - Sich Mang - Sich Mang $4.99
Tape - Super Jam Presents - Upper Layer Cruisers - Rush Consequence $4.99
Tape - Teen Ax - Useless $4.99
Tape - Temple - Temple $3.99
Tape - Thirds - Thirds $4.99
Tape - Various Artists - Knot Music Presents - The Here And Now Compilation $2.99
Tape - Various Artists - Not To Be Caught Short (on Magnetic South) $4.99
Tape - Wes Imel - Stereophonic Mountain Man $4.99

* All Sale Items should be considered in-stock as of this update unless noted otherwise.


Quality Used Goods (Chicago)

Please Note: These titles are just a small sample of many of the choice used LPs we swap into the recent arrivals bin each week!

Format - Artist - TitlePrice
Michael Rother Sterntaler $39.99
T. Rex Metal Guru $29.99
Lucifer (Mort Garson) Black Mass $29.99
Various Artists A Christmas Gift For You From Philles Records $39.99
Kevin Ayers Whatevershebringswesing $69.99
Can Opener $39.99
Alex Chilton Bachs Bottom $29.99
Kraftwerk Exceller 8 $29.99
Budgie Never Turn Your Back On A Friend $39.99
Tangerine Dream Electronic Meditation $39.99
Destructor Maximum Destruction $39.99
Roxy Music For Your Pleasure (Sealed) $49.99
Yusef Lateef Psychicemotus $29.99
John Coltrane My Favorite Things $39.99
John Coltrane Om $39.99
John Coltrane Live At Birdland $39.99
John Coltrane Kulu Se Mama $39.99
Thelonious Monk Monk $29.99
Kraftwerk Ralf and Florian $29.99
Various Artists Subterranean Modern $29.99
Shocking Blue s/t $29.99
Chelsea Wolfe Pain Is Beauty $39.99
De La Soul 3 Feet High And Rising $29.99
Francoise Hardy Alone $39.99
Unwound Leaves Turn Inside You $69.99
Albatross s/t on Anvil $49.99
John Cale Fear $39.99
Inquisition Ominus Doctrines Of The Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm $74.99

* All Used Items not guaranteed to be in stock

Quality Used Goods (L.A.)

Please Note: These titles are just a small sample of many of the choice used LPs we swap into the recent arrivals bin each week!

ArtistTitlePrice
Brigitte Bardot Burlington Cameo Brings You… $99.99
Gary Davis When I Die I'll Live Again $29.99
Coachwhips Get Yer Body Next Ta Mine (Colored Vinyl) $29.99
Chris and Cosey Songs of Love and Lust $49.99
Black Flag Damaged (First Press w/ Anti Parent Sticker on Back) $79.99
Buckingham / Nicks Buckingham / Nicks $39.99
John Coltrane Om $29.99
Apocalipsis Apocalipsis $49.99
Blue Cheer Vincebus Eruptum $29.99
John Coltrane featuring Pharoah Sanders Live in Seattle $29.99
Anne Briggs Compete Topic Recordings $59.99
Sam McClellan Music of the Five Elements $29.99
John Fahey Vol. 4 $29.99
Brian Eno Music for Films $29.99
Electric Prunes Electric Prunes $29.99
MC5 Back in the USA $29.99
Pink Floyd Piper at the Gates of Dawn $69.99
Sin34 Do You Feel Safe? $39.99
Satisfaction Unlimited Think of the Children $49.99
Public Enemy Yo! Bum Rush the Show $29.99
Chris Smither Don't It Drag On $29.99
Umsonst und Draussen Vlotho 77 $59.99
Troggs Love is All Around $29.99
Troggs Tapes $29.99
Neil Young On the Beach $29.99
Neil Young Freedom $29.99
X Los Angeles $29.99
Frank Zappa Poot Face Booogie $39.99
Frank Zappa Apostrophe (Japanese Press w/ Obi) $59.99
Frank Zappa Joe's Garage Acts II & III (Japanese Press w/ Obi) $79.99
Frank Zappa Brest $39.99
Frank Zappa Tinsel Town Rebellion (Japanese Press w/ Obi) $59.99
Windchase Symphinity $39.99

* All Used Items not guaranteed to be in stock

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Permanent Records Label Releases

Get the low down on all the Permanent Records Label Releases right here.

 

You might have luck tracking down titles listed as OUT OF PRINT from the following distributors: Revolver, Forced Exposure, Carrot Top, and Forte (UK).

PERM-045

Frankie and the Witch Fingers - Frankie and the Witch Fingers LP

LP Edition of 300

COMING SOON!

 

 

 

"...reverbed, jangle-heavy garage / psych with a great vintage guitar/organ combo sound" - http://active-listener.blogspot.com

 

PERM-044

Bad Axe - Coachman b/w Poor Man, Run 7"

7" Edition of 300 on Black

COMING SOON!

 

 

Rare, rural, unheard, unearthed Illinois hard rock.

 

 RIYL: Private Press, Bonehead Crunchers

 

PERM-043

Leather Slave - Leather Slave LP

LP Edition of 300 - 100 on Oxblood, 200 on Black

COMING SOON!

 

 

Leather Slave are from LA and sound a lot like Brainbombs.  Here are some review excerpts from Julian Cope's Head Heritage site:
 
"I've never heard any band...match what [Leather Slave] did. Period. From what I heard the band is still going strong, although I dunno if it's still the same lineup...  Of course one of the enigmatic things about this band is that they don't list credits or any information about themselves...But the thing that really sets this band apart is not only that the musicianship is brilliant, but that they have no redeeming value whatsoever(!) It's rock 'n roll at it's most primal and destructive -- what your parents feared in such music. Think Rolling Stones circa Exile on Main Street crossed with an even more stripped-down Raw Power by the Stooges, along with the more anarchic moments from the Swans, topped off by the writings of De Sade and Peter Sotos and yr halfway there... It's "Horror-Punk" except inspired by "Last House on Dead End Street" rather than "Teenage Frankenstein" or whatever...

Their...album starts off deceptively innocuous...but gets shattered by a devastating discordant riff, with what could be a manifesto of some sort. "If you have the fucking power, then use it to kill them all!"

Again the amazing thing about the band is the musicianship, although the songs are not songs as much as they could be called loops in a way -- mostly a series of tight grooves that threaten to fall apart and often do. The drummer has a particularly nimble touch here, but can kick out the jams just as John Bonham can... The guitars manage to sound incredibly sick and brutal, pretty much adding to the theme, but even when they restrain it a little the effect is still quite disturbing.  As for the vocals, it's not singing as much as speaking...but somehow it still works in the overall musical fabric, so to speak...

But the playing's extremely good -- they seemed to have studied rock 'n roll right down to its blues/country roots.

Of course the album closes with a totally repellent track that's a noisy, discordant mess, although that drummer still manages to keep it together which is (again) amazing... Probably this band isn't for everyone's taste, but if you like good rock 'n roll and at the same time appreciate what Whitehouse does, then this is for you."

 
This review is technically of Brainbombs "Obey", but since Leather Slave have so much in common with Brainbombs, we imagine Mr. Cope would have exactly the same thing to say about Leather Slave.  Genius and Brutality.  Taste and Power.  For days.

 

RIYL: Brainbombs, Francis Harold & the Holograms, Rectal Hygienics, Fang, AmRep

PERM-042

The Chicago Triangle - Emergence LP

LP Edition of 300 - 100 on White, 200 on Black

COMING SOON!

 

 

 

"The Chicago Triangle is a flock of the rarest birds: a Latino hard rock trio, emerging from Chicago's near-north side with an arcane interest in the mysticism of the triangle. Destined for deepest obscurity, this is now of most profound interest." - Rob Sevier [Numero Group]

 

RIYL: Private Press

 

PERM-041

Black Bombaim - Saturdays and Space Travels LP

LP Edition of 300 - 100 on Cyan Blue, 200 on Black

OUT OF PRINT

 

 

Originally self-­released in Portugal, 2010 Lovers & Lollypops, in a hand-­numbered edition of 300

 

Long out of print heavy-­psych monster available once again, domestically reissued on Permanent!

 

Killer Press & Reviews of Black Bombaim's
"Saturdays and Space Travels":


"Barcelos, Portugal’s Black Bombaim might actually be time travellers from the 1970’s. Their first full-­length, the aptly titled “Saturdays and Space Travels”, is an ultra-­psychedelic instrumental jam rock record with heavy stoner rock tinges. Rather than individual singular songs, the album touts only a “Side A” and “Side B”, each clocking in at exactly nineteen minutes and forty-­seven seconds. Each side is an extensive landscape of sound, meandering through hefty riffs and hallucinogenic modulations, stopping for nothing as they play, seamlessly moving from part to part without any clunky or misplaced transitions. In typical stoner rock fashion, the guitar tone is drenched in reverb and other assorted pedal effects, the bass is heavily distorted, and the drumming is all over the place. I’m not really into stoner rock, and I don’t pretend to be, but something about Black Bombaim really intrigued me. The music is completely instrumental – think early Black Sabbath without Ozzy having a bastard child with Earthless that’s hooked on some dirty drugs hanging out with Torche. There is definitely an unmistakable heaviness to the band (albeit not as much as their peers), so the record isn’t something you can necessarily take a nap while listening to, but I found myself really zoning out and letting myself get engulfed in both tracks. Apparently, from what I’ve read, the band recorded both tracks entirely live, which is impressive because the playing is literally flawless.

 

Since there aren’t specific tracks to go through and analyze (and to scrutinize each part of both tracks would probably be missing the point of their extensiveness, anyway), I’ll just say this – Side A is a snaky psychedelic riff machine, while Side B is a good amount slower, and noticeably sludgier with even more of said stoner rock influence. While Side A is chiefly dependent on repetition of groove and inventive riffing, Side B takes even more of a psychedelic turn, making special use of extensive soloing and downtempo heavy parts. The end of Side B is especially trippy, with a harsh, down-­strummed pattern being played behind a pulsating, effect saturated solo that hovers between loud and soft, slow and fast. Like I previously stated, Black Bombaim’s sound is unique, at least in this day and age, to their genre, simply because the heaviness that comes along with it is more of an understatement than an integral part of the music. It’s almost as if this heaviness is an organic occurrence that just happened to naturally manifest itself through their songwriting. I got lost in the event of each track, that’s for sure – but not enough to miss what was actually happening. Whereas in a genre of music like, say, post-­rock, the listener spaces out enough to enter a cathartic lull, Black Bombaim’s music allows you enough room to enter a fog, but its nature also demands your attention, creating a strange, but cool, disparity. The band’s real magic comes not from one element, but simply the entangling of all their playing and influence, coming together to create a real experience of a record."
(Joe Vena, StereoKiller.com)

 

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"Can a power trio change a city in 2010? Can a band in these times of doubt and uncertainty drag others from the comfort of their couches (and TV Parties of this world) into the chaos of stages run by infernal riffs? The answer is, probably yes. Black Bombaim have done more for Barcelos in the last years than its local symbol, the Rooster has done in decades of history, and now, with “Saturdays and Space Travels” they write their name with golden letters in an imaginary wall, the same wall that has the name of all that make Rock an unpredictable and more exciting universe. Everyone knew that on stage, Black Bombaim were an explosive cocktail of demonic riffs and powerful hooks; what they didn’t knew was, even though after a promising debut EP, these guys from Barcelos would be able to confine in vinyl such a stoner and psychedelic discharge. From side A to side B there’s no time to breathe. There’s only time to pick up the shrapnel of unforeseeable explorations; where Ron Asheton and the Stooges take to the limit the chaos from the final disorder of “T.V. Eye”, where the Rock frees itself from decades and decades of rules and conventions. Can that way a power trio change a city in 2010? We don’t know, but we’re thrilled to get there, ridden by forbidden riffs and eternal feedback." (Del seu myspace)

 

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"Turn on, tune in, drop out... Bombay in India, Black Bombaim in the desert. Jack Daniel’s empty bottle on stage. This is the set.

 

The band everyone tries to find a lead singer. “Everyone”... are those who don’t free themselves from the musical boundaries and don’t understand the concept of an instrumental band.


This is the band that possesses a unique vision that no one seems to understand and with the kind of music that, in Portugal, few are the ones who do it, and fewer, the ones who executed it this way. This is what makes them different: from the common bands we see so often out there. But back to the point...

 

No one knows where this is gonna get and if there will be a tomorrow. If the acidity will keep going or if a bass line will lead the way through a path loosely swung at the bottom of the bottom. This is what pleases me, this kind of unpredictability in a band.

 

Where the next step can be an Earthless-­like elliptic drone; or a guitar rip Atomic Bitchwax style; or even an atmospheric guitar wandering on a celestial space of Comets on Fire, where there’s chaos and explosion effects that are yet to happen. This is what pleases me, to find out where the limits of sound are.

 

This is what so many San Francisco bands are doing for years, and it’s in them – in part – that this one inspires itself. All this scene of psychedelic rock that is gaining international underground attention as each day goes by. It’s this more actual side that merges with the past present of stoner-­rock. This is the first structure in the sound dissection of Black Bombaim... a jam session between two short stories." (TheSirensSound.com)

 

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"Black Bombaim is the most notable band to come out of Portugal to grace the stoner rock scene.

 

Barcelos, the small Portuguese market town, where the trio of Ricardo (guitar), Senra (drums) and Tojo (bass) homed their craft, is more widely recognized for its famous pottery and the Barcelos Cockerel than it is for its blistering heavy heathen onslaught.

 

‘Saturdays and Space Travels’ the bands first full length, vinyl only double sided LP release, clocks in at 39 minutes and 24 seconds however, instead of being comprised as individual tracks, the release is instead made up of two separate instrumental, hard-­hitting blistering licks, that have been locked in a cage of ear-­shattering feedback.

 

‘Side A’, at 19 minutes and 47 seconds (as is ‘Side B’) sees the trio unleash their complex sound upon the listener. Beginning with a hazy, wall of sound, made famous by 60’s space-­rock icons Hawkwind, the track gradually builds into a trance-­inducing, repetitive and sluggish metal ascendancy, with the occasional trip into space.

 

While ‘Side B’ continues to be more of the same, due to the length of both individual tracks it may be advised to be listened to in broken down segments rather than in one fail swoop.

 

That said, the blend of sluggish metal and hazy space-­rock works well and with this release Black Bombaim have set down the marker for fellow Portuguese stoner rock band to beat." (ChybuccaSounds.com)

 

RIYL: Earthless, Sleep, Black Sabbath, The Heads, Hendrix, Comets On Fire, Atomic Bitchwax, Harsh Toke, GNOD, Colour Haze, Kyuss, Hawkwind, releases found on Cardinal Fuzz, Tee Pee Records, & Fuzz Club

PERM-040

The Exit - The Exit E.P. 7"

LP Edition of 500 - 100 on Ultra Clear, 400 on Black
2-Sided Full-Color 12"x12" Fold-out Poster Insert Included w/ In-store Exclusive 100 on Ultra Clear Edition

OUT OF PRINT

 

 

Impossibly rare Chicago Punk from 1979! Contains "Who Asked You" from their sole release + three unreleased tracks culled from the original master tapes!

 

Some History For ya:

"Chicago's vast South Side in the late 1970s wasn't exactly the ideal breeding ground for punk rock, but as evidenced by the output of the prolific Disturbing Records label (Cunts, Meaty Buys, Painterband, etc) and a few shining examples of subversive culture festering in the shadow of the bleak shadow of Midway, such as The Imports from Hyde Park on Circkle Records, most notoriously, the band with the least-known history has always been The Exit. As noted numerous times, Chicago's disorganized, disconnected 70s punk 'scene' evolved on both the North Side as well as the South Side, with the latter focusing on the bands circulating around Harlow's Nightclub on the the 8000-block of south Cicero, and have a far lesser known cast of characters sadly left out of the mainstream historical context. As an area at the time known for its diehard sports fanaticism as well as it's tough, blue collar lifestyle, punk didn't have a fighting chance competing with cover bands in neighborhood corner bars and avoiding the inevitable fisticuffs associated with being anything outside of "normal" in 1979. But this is where a band such as The Exit shines through the debris and really stands out historically as a diamond in the rough.

 

When doing research for the 2003 'History of Chicago Punk 1976-81' feature article for Horizontal Action Magazine, we were confronted with nothing but blank stares when inquiring about most of the South Side bands, even from some of the Disturbing Records camp, which only further proves the isolation and disconnection effect of playing and recording such polarizing music at such an early time. The lone 7" release from The Exit was a total mystery to even the most vivid memories of not only band members, but also promoters, DJs, photographers, and general punk enthusiasts from the era, and the amount of money the single sold for, if and when it ever even appeared for sale, was often staggering, making this band even more intriguing.

 

As luck would have it, ten years later, one of the original band members from The Exit casually walked into Permanent Records and introduced themselves, finally forming the connection that had eluded so many attempts to locate the band in the past. If you've heard the two songs on their sole self-released 1979 single, you know the style of snotty atypical Chicago punk this band was capable of crushing down, but to most people of the record buying public, it was still a record very few would hear, let alone ever see or be able to purchase. Even the folks producing the Chicago punk history film 'You Weren't There' had no connection, and were completely unfamiliar with this band, further bolstering the disconnection of a centralized 'scene' primarily based on the massive size of the Chicago sprawl.

 

Upon meeting the guys in The Exit, the news of unreleased recordings sent chills up the spines of anyone within earshot, so when Permanent got it's hands on these unheard tracks, you could feel the 'missing link' falling into place, and man is it ever worth the wait. What wasn't as evident on the 7" tracks was the raw NY Dolls/Berlin Brats/Stooges/Teenage Lust-style toughed-up glam rock sound the band was hiding in their other tracks, a mean and skull-stomping meat & potatoes thug punk sound that could have been HUGE if it reached the right ears at the time. Sounding much more '1976' than '1979' here with a slight anglo-punk snarl in the vocals and a tight proto-punk back beat, these unreleased tracks by The Exit are going to strip the paint from your ceiling and have you climbing the walls within seconds. You won't know what hit you, but you will continue hitting yourself with it because there's even MORE on the way. So rejoice in this epic Midwest 70s punk archeological find, and be sure to console to all the cocksure 70s North Side punkers, because Chicago underground music history is being completely rewritten right before our ears here, and despite the never-ending rift between the North & South, this time everyone wins."

 

- Todd Killings / VictimofTime.com / HoZac Records 2014

 

RIYL: Buzzcocks, The Damned, Dead Boys, Epicycle, Flamin' Groovies, and Killed By Death rarities

PERM-039

Basic Cable - I'm Good To Drive LP

LP Edition of 300 - 100 on Beer, 400 on Black
Includes Printed 12x12 Insert

LP - $14.99 - [buy]

 

 

Our buds at the Empty Bottle penned this little bit about Basic Cable for our 7th Year Anniversary party and we think it sums these snide booze fueled bad vibe bringers up very fucking nice:

"Channeling bad vibes, worse hangovers and a general life-keeps-shitting-on-us attitude, Chicago's BASIC CABLE find a way to have fun as they commiserate with each other, and their listeners. Fairly new to "the scene," their blown out guitars, shouted, monotone vocals and punishing rhythms make for a noisy, punk-as-fuck attack that tingles our dingles in ways we can barely comprehend." – Empty Bottle

Review snipets from split flexi single with Endless Bummer on Notes and Bolts / Eye Vybe Records:

"Basic Cable, formed by ex-Loose Dudes, Heavy Times, and current Running members, is a thrashing two minutes of caterwauling vocals, and instruments that sound like they're going to fall apart at any moment." – Notes and Bolts / Eye Vybe Records

"Basic Cable, comprised of some Chicago's assorted noteworthy maniacs from various other quality acts mentioned above, lean in thick and mean with a paranoid rocker that pummels a riff into the ground while some terrifying laser sound sets its sights for your soul. It's all over waaaay too soon, so here's hoping we're getting more material from BOTH acts in the near future. Savagely Recommended." – Permanent Records


RIYL: Cows, Jesus Lizard, Pissed Jeans, METZ, Watery Love, Fang, AmRep

PERM-038

Bil Vermette - Katha Visions LP

LP Edition of 300 - 100 on White, 200 on Black
Digital Download of Album Included w/ Bonus Download: Bil's 1984 Cassette-only "Environ-Mentals", A 46 Minute Composition

OUT OF PRINT

 

 

Not too far in the past we stumbled across Bil Vermette along with an entire sealed box of his phenomenal private press LP, "Katha Visions", from 1984. Here's the back-story for this re-issue we are so very proud to present:

"Words can barely begin to describe the excitement of finding one copy of this private press rarity, let alone a whole box direct from the distributor STILL SEALED FROM 1984! Thanks to a tip from our ol’ buddy Steve Krakow (aka Plastic Crimewave) we visited Bil Vermette (a recent “Secret History of Chicago Music” subject) himself at his lovely home in Berwyn recently to buy some of his rare Krautrock records. When we arrived at Bil’s place, we were stunned to find an incredible collection of LPs and singles of various genres, and COMPLETELY FLABBERGASTED when he dusted off a whole box (25 sealed copies) of his own privately pressed record from 1984! In case you’ve never stumbled across this one before, it’s Bil’s sole LP release and it rarely surfaces in the wild. Bizarrely enough, these sealed copies are the first we’ve ever laid eyes on here at Permanent, and this will probably be the last we ever see. In short, this record is RARE! And Bil doesn’t have many copies left. The only other box he had in his possession was not full and he said he was hanging on to them for sale at future live performances – which are also quite infrequent.

Even if this record wasn’t incredible, which it just so happens to be, we would’ve jumped at the chance to offer these up to y’all. Fans of all things SYNTH absolutely must hear this LP. Bil is a synthesizer aficionado and it shows. The first track on the “dark side” is “Mountain Funeral”, an aptly titled ambient synth dirge if there ever was one. The title track ventures into territory that was likely influenced by Terry Riley and could’ve easily been an influence on Bitchin’ Bajas. It’s a repetitive, layered, and soothingly long centerpiece to the album. “Long Trail Down” closes out the A-side with effects that sound like seagulls floating over the top of the layered synth chord drones and melodies. It’s an easy track to get lost in, but then again, so is this whole record.


The “light side” (aka Side B) begins with “Morning Dance” an upbeat number featuring the first appearance of synthetic rhythms. Up to this point, “Katha Visions” has been completely instrumental, but “Someday Soon” features the only appearance by guest vocalist Dan Cooper. Cooper’s voice is melancholic and robotic, which fits in with the rest of the track perfectly. “Staircase” sounds like a long-lost John Carpenter horror flick theme while the album’s closer “Opposites Attract” is the curveball track on “Katha Visions”. It includes the first and only appearance by Bruce Walters, an old high school chum of Vermette’s. Bruce disrupts the synth-clusiveness of the record with some soaring guitar lines that have us wondering what else he was up to around this time. We could also see Moon Duo doing a pretty bitchin’ cover of this one.

The cover photos on this idiosyncratically private press-style jacket were taken by another old boyhood buddy of Vermette’ named Larry Spivack. According to Bil, he “was looking for B&W shots of trees reflected on water and Larry nailed it.” We agree. The packaging matches the goods.

When I asked Bil if he wanted me to include any particular info in the review of his LP, he mentioned that “Katha Visions was recorded in the summer of 1984 over 3 weekends, six hour sessions. From midnight to 6am.” We find the late-nightiness of the recording palpable. We think you’ll agree. Need we say any more?" – Lance Barresi, Owner of Permanent Records

RIYL: Krautrock, Kosmiche, Minimal Synth, Private-Press, Terry Riley, Conrad Schnitzler, Bitchin Bajas

PERM-037

MERX - 20000 Sq Ft Under The Sea LP

LP Edition of 300 - 100 on White, 200 on Black

LP - $14.99 - [buy]

 

 

MERX INCLUDES ½ OF GERMAN ARMY

 

LA's MERX is back with another platter of menacing post-punk, no-wave, cold-wave, industrial electronic thinking-man's creep terror.

 

Reviews of 20000 Sq Ft Under The Sea:

"Second release from this LA band, originally a Skrot Up cassette but now a spin down slab of vinyl thanks to this Permanent press. If you like mad intoning renegade preacher/vocalists, even if you never stumbled across Suicide before, this album is for you. On first listen, I was smitten. And that first track, with deep voice wordless and reverbed into wanton rant. Hell, yeah! Side 1 songs come and go like sitting at a busy intersection during rush hour and watching for weirdos go by in cars. These songs feel like they are chrome-plated with tinted windows so you can’t quite see what’s inside them. Maybe a body, maybe a couple of tanks of oxygen, or is it a toxic chemical? Like those car occupants, the 8 songs on side 1 are gone but leave an indelible impression. Drum machine makes you want to dance, but the baritone madman vocalist is staring at you so you better not move. Little rifflets of guitar that could have an ocean of spy surf behind them. Rev’d up synths idle wildly. After my second listen, I felt like I was in a dingy bar with only bouncers, and each bouncer is trying to throw another bouncer out. The flip side is a single track at 45 RPM PLEASE NOTE. It’s kind of a chaotic free form take of the tighter vibe from the songs on the flip (indeed lyrics from 20 Sq Ft get howled into the fray). Kind of a lunatic jam with that poet/prophet/pervert shouting in the storm. Really digging this release. A rare burly form of synth rock!" (Thurston Hunger, KFJC 89.7 FM, 12/12/2013)

 

[cassette version on Skrot Up]
"I thought I read somewhere that Merx is an offshoot of some sort stemming from the German Army family tree, which would be awesome. No matter: Twenty Sq Ft stands on its own at the summit of randomness, flitting from disguise to disguise until they barely recognize who’s staring back at them in the mirror. They can be muscular and threatening or, as “Swim Job” attests, quite funky, or at least as funky as a limited-run tape band can be. I suppose gloomy post-punk would have to be brought up in the conversation if you were trying to describe this cassette to a dipshit, but umbrella terms aren’t going to protect you from the unrestrained, infectious enthusiasm pouring from the pores of these sketchy tunes. Let them do their work and Merx will reward you in a perplexing manner. Which reminds me: Do you have the proper documentation to be listening to Twenty Sq Ft? Write Skrot Up to secure the appropriate paperwork." (Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum, Tiny Mix Tapes, 10/28/2013)

 

RIYL: Suicide, Throbbing Gristle, DNA, SPK, German Army, Brotman & Short, Cold Wave

PERM-036

Afflicted Man - I'm Off Me 'Ead LP

LP Edition of 500 - 100 on Red, 400 on Black
LP Edition of 300 on Black (Repress)

LP - $17.99 - [buy]

 

 

"I'm Off Me 'Ead" is DIY psych punk (or "Hippy Punk" as Steve Hall calls it) at it's finest, but don't just take my word for it.  Heavyweight record aficionados such as Henry Rollins, Byron Coley, Tom Lax, Doug Mosurock, and Geoffrey Weiss are BIG fans...

 

The idiosyncratic music critic, Byron Coley (Forced Exposure, Bull Tongue, Spin, Wire, Arthur), really lays it out there: 

"Steve Hall's Afflicted (Man) project was one of the greatest mystery wobbles to come out of the Brit DIY explosion. Trying to figure out what the hell these records were about took years to unravel. We even thought there might be a Nurse With Wound connection when United Dairies released the Afflicted Man's Musica Box LP. We were stupid, but can you blame us?  The slurred psych blues of I'm Off Me 'Ead were so unlike anything else going on at the time, it almost seemed like the whole thing had to be a put-on of some kind. There had been those earlier records, sure, this one felt way different. The concept of UK stoner-punks had existed for a few years, but their output had tended towards the arty end of things before this. There's a latent brutality to Im' Off that truly lashed our feeble minds. But maybe that's only because L.A. was awash in very good acid right about then. Still, it remains extremely  difficult to place this music inside the contextual history of what was going on then. Jesus, I would have loved to have caught a gig or two. Unimaginable. I bought I'm Off Me 'Ead at the old Vinyl Fetish store on Melrose in '81, same year I finally managed to snag a copy of Randy Holden's Population II, and they were both records I'd play to anyone who dropped by our pad in Santa Monica for a listening session. The utterly fucked-up-ness of both guitarists never failed to astonish anyone who wasn't too wasted to acknowledge what they were hearing. And so it is."

 

Tom Lax's Siltblog posted this:
"Afflicted Man's style could best described at stock-in-trade Brit DIY w/an almost Street Level sort've quality to it…Too freaked out for punks, too punked out for freaks... must've felt like a rusty safety pin stuck straight through the heart of whatever DIY fanbase Hall had acquired. And for all the Pink Fairies or Hawkwind type's that mighta come across it, it was too primitive & animalistic for their quid."

 

Geoffrey Weiss' is one of the most venerable record collectors in the world.  He summed it up like this:
"Deliriously incompetent, frighteningly direct, and bafflingly out-of-time, there is no doubt that Steve Hall is in touch here with something most of us can't get near. "

 

We here at Permanent absolutely love this record and are incomprehensibly honored to be the label reissuing it on vinyl for the first time ever.  It's been fully licensed by Steve Hall himself and painstakingly remastered by the total pros at Penguin Recording in Eagle Rock.  The jacket artwork was graciously reconstituted and touched-up by Bill "Trouble In Mind" Roe.  The full-color "I'm Off Me 'Ead" inner sleeve contains a bunch of unseen Afflicted Man photos, an unpublished interview with Steve Hall and a fully authorized reprint of Chris Stigliano's article from Forced Exposure #9 (Winter 1986).

 

 The first pressing (let's hope there's demand for multiple) is limited to 500 copies worldwide.

 

RIYL: Hawkwind, Pink Fairies, Deviants, The Fall, Alternative TV, Coloured Balls, Michael Yonkers, Vic Godard, Mark Perry, Private Press / Outsider Rock, and REPETITION

PERM-035

WatchOut! - Flashbacker LP

LP Edition of 500 - 100 on White, 400 on Black (2013 RSD EXCLUSIVE!)
LP Edition of 300 on Black (2014 Repress)

LP - $14.99 - [buy]

 

 

Domestic reissue of Chilean group's debut LP, previously available only on CD and a uber-limited lathe-cut import LP; WatchOut! is the lovechild proof that Os Mutantes and Popol Vuh had an elicit rendezvous in mid-­‐70's Santiago. This Chilean rock group blends krauty synth textures with a Tropicalian style not so successfully crafted since the 70's. Latin rhythms, fuzzy, wah-­‐wah guitar leads, and melodic organ patterns are sewn sweetly together to create a quilt of psychedelic pop that would comfort even the coldest Brazilian psych aficionado. This LP was one of the best unheard and under-­‐released records of 2011. "Flashbacker" includes seven tracks of 60's Brazilian psych, 70's German hypnotism, 80s UK fuzz pop, and Indian raga influenced jams all seamlessly and brilliantly woven together.

 

For Fans Of: Os Mutantes, Popol Vuh, Jesus and Mary Chain, Follakzoid, Holydrug Couple

PERM-034

Bitchin Bajas - Krausened EP 12"

LP Edition of 500 - 150 on Green, 350 on Black
LP Edition of 300 - Black (2nd Press, 2014)

BACK IN PRINT 8/12/2014!

 

 

Fans of Terry Riley, Kraftwerk, Conrad Schntizler, and Kosmische Musik in general take note! Bitchin Bajas has returned to Permanent Records (following their split single with Moon Duo) with a brand new record of side-long transcendental synth workouts. This is Bitchin Bajas most accessible and autobahn ready delivery to date!
Bitchin Bajas began as a side project, but Cooper Crain of CAVE and Dan Quinlivan formerly of MAHJONGG have been spending as much time, if not more, with Bitchin Bajas as they have with the aforementioned groups and they've been progressing very quickly. In just two or so years, Bitchin Bajas have released three critically acclaimed LPs (one on Important Records and two on Kallestei Editions), two incredible splits (one with Moon Duo and the other with the Peaking Lights- related Faceplant), and one very limited edition cassette tape.

The two side long pieces on this nearly 40 minute EP were written on their 2012 European tour and recorded and mixed over three days by Bitchin Bajas at Minbal Studio in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Features eye-popping cover artwork by artist Jeremy Kannapell.

 

500 copies pressed: 350 on black vinyl available for wholesale. 150 on colored vinyl available exclusively from Permanent Records.

 

"A whole mess of cats in the drone-age try to spiral upward to the heights of Bitchin Bajas, but few nail the sacred combination of Harmonia/Neu! and Steve Hillage circa Rainbow Dome Music with the same air of confidence." - Tiny Mix Tapes

 

"The forthcoming EP Krausened (Permanent) adds a gentle motorik drive reminiscent of Neu! while maintaining the music’s tonal warmth and textural lushness." - Chicago Reader

 

"It’s also probably contributed to repeated plays of the new Bitchin’ Bajas EP, extracted further down, which is an honest and beautiful Riley/motorik hybrid." - Wild Mercury Sound // Uncut Magazine

PERM-033

Obnox - Rojo LP

LP Edition of 300 - 100 on Bone, 200 on Blood Red
OUT OF PRINT

 

 

Bim "Only My Mom Calls Me Lamont" Thomas' legendary status as the drummer in the Bassholes, This Moment In Black History, and more recently, Puffy Areolas, may soon be overshadowed by his current full-time project, Obnox. "Rojo" is some serious next level shit. If you dig noise rock, psych, free jazz, and most importantly, cacophonous repetition, you're gonna absolutely love this record.

Obnox stormed out of the gates with a thunderous debut LP "I'm Bleeding Now" on Smog Veil. That record is long since sold out and has been repressed on Gerard Cosloy's 12XU imprint. Gerard also released Obnox's first 7" EP "Masonic Reducer". The third Obnox release bore the venerable Negative Guest List logo on its hind-quarters. How's that for pedigree?

"I'm Bleeding Now" and the subsequent 7"s garnered much critical acclaim. The LP was called "a furious mix of Stooges grooves and swirling turbulence", "all thunder and fury, like the Melvins if they loosened up a whole lot", "gloriously sculpted white noise" and a "sonic mindfuck" by Stephen Slaybaugh at the Agit Reader.

If Mr. Slaybough thought "I'm Bleeding Now" was intense, I can't wait to hear what he thinks of "Rojo". Upon hearing "Rojo". I was initially rendered speechless. Thankfully, Bim read my mind when he called "Rojo" "noisy as fuck with some kind of African freakbeat, with some sprinkles of Can!" I dare critics to come up with a more apt description of this incredibly unique recording.
300 copies pressed: 200 on blood red wax available for wholesale. 100 on bone white available exclusively from Permanent Records.

For Fans Of: Puffy Areolas, The Stooges, Mainliner, Birds Of Maya, Liquorball, Funkadelic, Bassholes, This Moment In Black History

PERM-032

Cuntz - Aloha LP

LP Edition of 500 - 100 on White, 400 on Black (2013 RSD EXCLUSIVE!)
OUT OF PRINT

 

 

The Australian pressing of “Aloha” on Homeless sold out immediately upon release! Permanent Records is honored to offer up the first domestic pressing of this Australian noise punk group's debut LP for Record Store Day 2013! Here’s one of “Aloha”s many glowing reviews:

 

"In 2012, Australia continues it's recent (the past 6-­7 years anyway, beginning with the rise of Eddy Current Suppression Ring) trend of producing quality output and this album certainly doesn't let the standard slip! Cuntz are four young Melbourne misfits playing a brand of sludge-­y noise rock, whilst maintaining a clear punk ethos and "fuck you" attitude. A friend of mine recently described Cuntz as "evil". I hear Flipper-­esque barbs in the lead singer Ben Mackie's delivery, whilst the sounds remind me of '80s Melbourne noise miscreants Venom P. Stinger. These young guys that make up Cuntz were not even born when these two bands were (originally) around. Topping it off, and my personal favourite distinguishing feature is the understated guitar shards behind it all, never over-­bearing, but traces of the The Birthday Party abound. There's also some synth parts played on a few tracks, which only adds to the feelings of a down-­trodden existence...the subject matter of Aloha seems to focus firmly on the seedier aspects of society and life in general? ...No doubt, once the second LP is released and comparisons to Total Control are made, folk will be scrambling to find a copy of this debut...I imagine those will be long gone..." – user: snapstruly / rate your music

 

For Fans Of: Birthday Party, The Fall, Flipper, Feedtime, Big Black, Total Control, Venom P. Stinger

PERM-031

Merx - Merx LP

LP Edition of 100 on Black

Hand Assembled Artwork w/ Tracklisting Insert

Random Hand-Made Collages, Stickers, and Weird Notes Written By Band Members

OUT OF PRINT

 

MERX is the most highly-educated band of professionals in LA.  Maybe that's why the members have chosen to keep their off-the-grid musical hobby so minimally simplistic.  Each one of the nine songs on Merx's debut LP is comprised of looped synthetic drums, repetitively melodic bass and synth lines, and post-apocalyptic Morricone-esque guitar bits.  Over the top, a very tall man in a Throbbing Gristle/Mickey Mouse/Grateful Dead parody tee speak/sings shouts/whoops like a baritone hybrid of Ian Curtis, Nick Cave, and Alan Vega.  His lyrics are simplified existential philosophies that seem worthy of printing, studying, analyzing, and pondering for all eternity.  Of course, this man chose not to include his lyrics on the insert.  What you do get, however , are a bunch of random hand-made collages, stickers, and weird notes written by band members (who will remain nameless) themselves.  The songs are short, memorable, and timeless post-punk numbers that sound similar, but not exactly like anything we've ever heard before.  The band member's education obviously extends beyond the classroom and into the rock'n'roll realm, specifically UK circa 79-81.  "Merx" is a timeless 21st century record for connoisseurs with a morbid curiosities.  That means you.  Mastered by Cooper Crain of Cave, Bitchin' Bajas at 45 RPM for maximum response, volume, and fidelity. Highly recommended, indeed.

PERM-030

The Pows - Once With Snot & Blood LP

LP Edition of 100 on Black

Hand Assembled Artwork w/ Tracklisting Insert

2012 Record Store Day Exclusive

OUT OF PRINT

 

Columbia, Missouri was our mecca for music in the early 2000's. The scene in this small oasis of a college town was loaded with talent, creativity and youthful energy. Some really talented musicians came out of that era of Columbia. The bands they performed in and went on to perform in include bands you may have heard of like Cave, Mahjongg, Heater, Bitchin' Bajas, Jerusalem and the Starbaskets, Bobby Conn, and California Raisins. The Pows were one of the best bands in Columbia during the 1998-2004 years. The band began as a snotty garage punk duo before they were old enough to drive. Over the course of a couple of years, they added a couple members, aged slightly, and got way more experimental. Columbia's Andy Warhol figure, Channing Kennedy, and his CDr label Cat Jams fostered the the local music scene. The Pows put both of their records and a 'Hits' comp out on Cat Jams, alongside bands like The I Love You But I'm Not In Love With Yous, Swamp Fuck, the post-Pows project Sabertooth, and a bunch of other stuff no one outside of Columbia, save for a few hyper-cool Japanese peeps, have ever heard of. We digress. This scene is what we grew up with. It inspired us to start our first band, open our own record store, and start our own label. How's that for DIY? The Pows were one of our favorite bands in Columbia while they existed. Their brand of snotty White Stripes-like minimalism meets Chrome-esque weirdness (supposedly they hadn't heard Chrome before recording this stuff) was like anything we'd heard up to that point and, honestly, still some of our all-time favorite shit. Seriously. Liz and I learned all the songs on their first album and performed as The Pows after they'd broken up at a show that Channing booked at Maude Vintage (another important piece of the Columbia puzzle) as a The Pows final performance. So few people saw the Pows when they were active that hardly anyone even noticed that we weren't them. We were honored to be mistaken for The Pows. We were also honored to release another Columbia band's last LP, Warhammer 48k's epic "An Ethereal Oracle", as the first record on Permanent a few years later after just having opened our Chicago location. Warhammer broke up and a couple of the guys went on to play in Cave. Cave's drummer, Rex McMurry, was an original member of The Pows. As was Cave art guru and Heater member, Zach McLuckie. We hounded these guys for years about doing a Pows record on Permanent and it's finally come to fruition. We couldn't be more proud to be releasing this Pows career-spanning restrospective LP as the 30th Permanent release on Lance's 30th birthday as part of our 5th Record Store Day celebration. We pressed up, hand-numbered, hand-glued, and hand-stamped 100 copies of this record. Probably not enough, but we'll let you be the judge. Either way, this probably ain't the last you'll hear from Columbia, Missouri. - Lance & Liz

PERM-029

Lumerians - Transmissions From Telos Vol. IV

LP Edition of 500 - 150 on Transparent Sea Blue, 350 on Bone

Official Domestic Pressing

OUT OF PRINT

 

 

Transmissions Vol. IV is a selection of spontaneous music from the Lumerians hard drive catacombs.
Side A are fragments of raw stellar ore. Unnamed and unclassified, delivered with a thin protective lubricant to prevent violent combustion in the Earth's oxygen rich atmosphere.
Side B is a trans-dimensional demon love child, imploding with raging love, but too grotesque to live in this world. Left anonymous lest the utterance of his name bring doom to us all.
Vol. IV is the first offering in a continuing episodic odyssey.
The record will be released on limited edition vinyl by Hands in the Dark (FR) and Permanent Records (US) in July 2012. Permanent’s 29th label release! Limited ONE-TIME ONLY pressing of 500 copies!
Transparent Sea Blue Wax Limited to 150! Exclusively available at Permanent!
Bone White Wax Limited to 350!

Before the test pressing was approved, the internets were blowing up with glowing reviews of Lumerians latest release on Permanent Records (co-released with the Parisian Hands In The Dark imprint). Instead of us telling you what this otherworldly record sounds like, we decided to cull some of the descriptions from the various accolades the record has already received.

AdHoc.fm proclaimed: “‘Track 1′ is a psychoactive freeform fallout of epic space-glam proportions.”

"Track 1" effortlessly builds and breathes, sounding like some rainbow-tinted 'the blob' that Steve Mcqueen can only beat if he has the right dance moves. Fuzzed and wah'ed beyond belief, guitars lines speak in code, echo and repeat in some holy and historic manner. Driving rhythms keeps the song and record in a nearly perpetual motion, a particular feat among these songs” says Impose.

Aquarius noted that “the second track introduces more buzz, and adds some psychedelic freakout to the mix, getting downright proggy before finishing off the side with something much more drone out and soundtracky, swaddled in woozy fuzzy synths.”

According to Impose, “Lumerians slow things down with "Track 3." Sounding a bit more like a raga, there's a strong middle eastern influence to the song. Frequently buzzing and explosive, Lumerians have led listeners deep into the desert and there hasn't been food for days, water for hours and soon enough mirages appear and disappear. Lumerians have a way of disguising and changing their instruments into wholly different things: what sounds like guitars are truly organs, organs really guitars or sounds that are completely unrecognizable.”

And Alex Cobb of Experimedia says: “The epic finale proves most transportive, as seething, delayed leads and drones finally resolve into a murky, driving jam. Recommended for fans of PSF, krautrock as such, the aforementioned VHF output, and even aboveground contemporary psych acts like Wooden Shjips and Comets of Fire.”

‘Transmissions’ has also been referred to as “a tripped out krautfunk blowout”, “an acid guzzling, galaxy traveling spaceship”, “shambolic, lurching psych rock”, "Tarantino-esque", and “a Can-ish repeato rhythm section backed by swirling organ and wah guitar for a spacious chunter through a summery psych hinterland populated by library synth tones and tribal, clattery kraut hypno-grooves… Impressive drug jams throughout.”

Impose couldn’t have said it better when they said: “these sessions not only excite, but continue to reveal its sprawling and epic secrets every listen.”

If these truly are - “lost orphan songs, hand-picked from [a] overwhelmingly vast improvisation archive. The first in a series of radiation burnt offerings” - as the band states, we’re in for a wild ride. This one won’t be repressed, so please act accordingly. Even if we hadn’t put it out ourselves, it’d come HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

PERM-028

Feeling Of Love / Ty Segall - Tour Split 7"

7" Edition of 750 - 200 on Yellow, 550 on Black

2012 US Tour Split

OUT OF PRINT

 

In celebration of their 2012 US tour, French glue-wave garage psychsters Feeling Of Love have joined forces with San Francisco's garage rock prince Ty Segall for this LIMITED EDITION split single. Both tracks are EXCLUSIVE to this release. Feeling Of Love and Ty Segall will be sharing the stage in SF, LA, and San Diego.

Review of Feeling of Love's 'Dissolve Me' from GET BENT: "Drawing from influences such as the Velvet Underground and krautrock bands like Neu!, Dissolve Me is darkly hypnotic and repetitive."

From Pop Matters:
Segall’s standout 2011 album Goodbye Bread, in particular, pushed the limits of garage rock’s nuts-and-bolts conventions, blending in easy, blissed-out harmonies without losing any of the ramshackle spontaneity that makes garage rock what it is.

PERM-027
King Blood - Eyewash Silver LP

LP Hand Numbered Edition of 300 on Black
Xeroxed Insert on Orange Paper
Hand Assembled Artwork
Originally Released in an Edition of 100 in 2010 on Ignorant Gore

Edition of 300 on Black

LP 2013 "Bargain" Special Edition of 100 w/ Hand-Screened Fold-Over Sleeve

LP - $9.99 - [buy]

When we first officially re-issued the (self-released / Ignorant Gore) debut King Blood LP, "Eyewash Silver" in 2011, the entire pressing, to our dismay, was delivered to our doorstep minorly warped. A re-repress was immediately ordered up and thankfully arrived flat(er) and went on to become what we issued in 2011.  Flash-forward two years to 2013, King Blood has a hot shit new single on White Denim following the twice-pressed 2012 behemoth "Vengeance, Man" LP on the lovable Richie Records, not to mention copies of our long out-of-print "Eyewash Silver" repress selling on the reg for $20+ in the aftermarket (and even furthermore not mention the OG IG copies easily moving at $60+!). Well, here we are, we spun a bunch of the lightly warped copies from the initial repress and it turns out they play through just fine! We had a bunch of fold-over sleeves sleeves hand-screened by our good pal Kyle (Rotted Tooth man himself) with the "Eyewash Silver" artwork, stamped the center labels in a new color, and voilà, we're once again bringing you King Blood's "Eyewash Silver" at an unbeatable price of TEN BONES in exchange for a little wax warpage that does not affect play.
 
For the uninitiated check out what we had to say about the amazing "Eyewash Silver" upon our issue of the repress: 

In late 2010 a record came out of nowhere and blew our minds. That record was "Eyewash Silver" by King Blood. Unfortunately, it was issued in a limited edition of 100 copies and it disappeared faster than a fugitive at a busted up coke party. We initially discovered the record through a very enticing review that Doug Mosurock over at Still Single / Dusted wrote and our minds were blown when we received the records and realized that there was absolutely no hyperbole or exaggeration in Doug's review. For your reference, here's said review:

"Little anonymous fuzz guitar rudiment blowdown from ex-Snake Apartment guitarist Ryland Wharton (also the man behind the excellent Skulltones and Twonicorn labels). As King Blood, he lays down eight instrumental four-trackers rendered over a three-year period, nothing but guitar, bass and cymbal to keep time, and in that space the artist gets real, with simple themes repeated in a noisy, low-rent, yet meditative space. For as thick as these vibes get, the music itself is not necessarily aggressive, which is why these big, billowing songs sound gentle and bluesy and introspective, even in the overblown treatment most of them receive. Early Wooden Shjips or the Purling Hiss LP (and above all, Les Rallizes Denudes) would be good signposts for this album, but without the obvious psych moves like wah-solos and acid burn motifs, or the heavy drumming to keep time; King Blood wants to get you down by volume, and in that it is a drifting, uncompromising, diffuse and very loud success. 100 copies for this world, in paste-on sleeves – a few contain a silkscreened design on Stonehenge paper that was allegedly runoff from a gallery exhibition held earlier this summer. Those are signed and numbered as well. (availability? ask the angels…)"

Sounds exciting, right? Yeah, well it lives up to the review, and then some. "Eyewash Silver" is an incredible, dumbed-down, shit-fi, riff-drenched instrumental psych record that will KILL fans of Wooden Shjips / Les Rallizes Denudes (and all the rest of those touchstone bands mentioned in the review - Doug knows his shit). In fact, the same folks will be kicking themselves HARD if they don't grab one of these while they still have the (second) chance.

PERM-026
Charles Albright - Weight b/w I Am The Counter Culture (Drop Out) 7"
7" Hand Numbered Edition of 300 on Black
Xeroxed Insert
OUT OF PRINT

There's more than one Charles Albright in this world. One is an infamous American serial killer from Dallas, Texas. Another is a brilliant mathematician and a versatile (to say the least) musician from Sacramento, California. One has been called many things such as The Ripper, The Slasher, and The Eyeball Killer. The other has also been called many things such as savant, proto, psych, and punk. We'll leave it to you to decide which of these titles is more appropriate for which Charles Albright. All of these adjectives sound pretty apt to us.

Doug Mosurock over at Still Single reviewed Charles' last 7" by saying: "Albright is...capable of formidable guitar/loner-rock destruction, Ginn/Hazelmyer-style phrasing, and blown-out live drumming. Everything's cranked to 11, yet there's a balance about the recording that is worth mentioning...it just keeps giving and giving." Albright's aptitude for "impressively over-driven bass, barreling drums, ray-gun guitar solo and zen-like titular mantra" have also been noted by the fine folks over at Terminal Boredom.

We're obviously not the only ones who've been anxiously awaiting a third record from Albright. And here it is...yet another blown-out, lo-fi, catchy punk jammer with loads of hooks and sweet riffs to complete the trifecta. Albright's still a fine young man and he's doing so well. He's still on drugs and he's still happy he's a genius (and so are we), but he's not singing about any of that on this record. This Sacto punk has brutalized us twice before, but never quite like this. The third time's definitely a charm and even though Charles is no longer a loner he is still absolutely in charge on this one.

"Weight" finds Mr. A drumless for the first time ever, but the repetitive riff-tensity hides the lack of percussion pretty damn well on this wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am punker. For the B-side, Charles must've taken a ride on the Silver Machine, but he's obviously still feeling mean, 'cuz the riff behind "I Am The Counter Culture (Drop Out)" sounds quite a bit like a certain Hawkwind jam we all know and love. But this ain't no cover song, "(Drop Out)" stands on it's own as a killer psychedelic punk number for the ages.

This incredible single is limited to 300 hand-numbered copies and preceeds the sure-to-be mind melting debut full-length due out this Fall. Turn on, Tune In, and "(Drop Out)" while supplies last.

PERM-025
Puffy Areolas / Purling Hiss - My Hell / Walking Down The Street 12"
12" Edition of 750 - 200 on White, 550 on Black
2011 Record Store Day Exclusive
OUT OF PRINT

Permanent Records is proud to be releasing a very limited 12" split EP between two of America's finest underground psychedelic rock bands, Purling Hiss and Puffy Areolas.

Philly's Purling Hiss have quickly made a name for themselves and in just over a year have already released 3 critically acclaimed LPs on Permanent, Richie, and Woodsist in addition to an upcoming 12" release on Mexican Summer. They've toured with Kurt Vile and the Violators and share members with Birds Of Maya. Purling Hiss' side is an epic (nearly 9 minutes long) psychedelic noise rock burner complete with Mike Polizze's signature shred all over it.

Ohio's Puffy Areolas have been destroying PA's and blowing minds at DIY venues for a couple years now. They are one of the best and most dangerous live acts going these days. They've released a handful of 7" singles and a well-received LP on Siltbreeze within the last year and are still raging across America leaving nothing but crushed beer cans, empty pill bottles, and roaches in their wake. Puffy Areolas' side of this split is a doom-y noise psych annihilator that clocks in a just under 8 minutes.

Both sides of this deep groove 12" split EP were cut at 45 RPM for maximum volume.

Not for the faint of heart.

PERM-024
Cosmonauts - Cosmonauts LP
Edition of 500 - 100 on Easter Egg Yellow, 400 on Black (1st Press)
Edition of 500 on Black (Repress)
Full Color 12"x12" Insert
Originally Released as a Cassette in an Edition of 250 in 2010 on Burger
OUT OF PRINT
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Just in time for Cosmonauts MASSIVE European tour and hot on the heels of their second LP on BURGER RECORDS!

As many of you already know, Cosmonauts are Orange County's premier garage psych group and they're barely old enough to drink legally. These kids have only been making music together for a just a few years now, but they've already shared stages with and are garnering comparisons to well-known garage and psych acts like Black Angels, Ty Segall, and Thee Oh Sees. Although Cosmonauts share some similar influences with these groups, their sound is much grittier, more repetitive, and more Spacemen 3 influenced. Cassette tape tastemakers, Burger Records, released the Cosmonauts debut on tape back in 2010 and now it's available AGAIN on wax courtesy of Permanent Records. Fans of the aforementioned bands will absolutely be calling themselves Cosmonauts fans before the year is out they aren't already.

Second pressing is limited to 500 copies.

Cosmonauts Press:
"The Cosmonauts are shimmery, fun, and gregarious psychedelic pop from L.A., and anything that comes from the Burger Records stables is a surefire slamdunk crowd-pleaser. Shimmery 'cos of the 12-string guitar. This music for lovers is only four days late for your valentine. You could still make it up to her. Fans of Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall will enjoy ('psh...yeah right' I heard you say? Well suspend your disbelief 'cos this band does rise above mere ripoff level)..." – kulone.com

"Cosmonauts may just be the one-millionth psychedelic garage band that I've written about in my time at the Weekly Volcano, and I tell you it's the funniest thing: Though they hail from California, they sound like they could have just as easily been born out in our fair, gritty city. Something about performing in basements and garages seems to bring the grittiness out in any band. Cosmonauts share time equally in mind-melting squalls of Doors-esque acid rock and bursts of sweet, jumpy garage pop confection." – Weekly Volcano

 

PERM-023
Psyclones - Different Thinking People LP
LP Edition of 500 - 100 on Piss Yellow (SOLD OUT), 400 on Black
Full Color Inner Sleeve w/ Flyers, Lyrics, Discography Art
First 50 Orders On Yellow w/ Free Copy of the Psyclones' "Greatest Hits"
LP - $4.99 - [buy] - SALE!

Psyclones are an obscure 80's artpunk band equally influenced by Devo, Chrome, and Cabaret Voltaire. They released LPs on Subterranean and RRRecords along with numerous cassettes on their own label, Ladd-Frith, throughout the 80's. They played shows with many legendary punk groups such as X, the Lewd, Hüsker Dü and appeared on "The Gift Of Noise" comp in 1983 alongside No Trend, F/i, Senseless Hate, and Smersh. They're a self-proclaimed INDUSTRIAL POP group.

 

The Psyclones' "Different Thinking People" LP on Permanent Records contains all previously unreleased material from the bands formative years. The full-color printed inner sleeve features vintage show flyers, lyrics, and discography album art. Limited one-time pressing of 500!

 

From Option's Review of Psyclones "Psyclones" LP (Subterranean):
The Psyclones are one of those rare, highly creative bands... this is an album of creative, almost playful explorations within a rock and roll/experimental framework.

 

From Sound Choice's Review of Psyclones "Psyclones" LP (Subterranean):
Pop, progressive, industrial, and Chrome-like psychedelia.

 

From Unsound's Review of Psyclones "Psyclones" LP (Subterranean):
Psyclones fuse minimalism, post-punk, avant-garage, musique concrete, sensibilities, via guitar, electronics, synthesizers, trumpets, rhythm boxes, tapes, typewriter, clothes hamper, and who knows what else.

 

PERM-022
Various Artists - Busted At Oz LP
LP Edition of 500 - 100 on Red, 400 on Black
Officially Licensed 30th Anniversary Edition
Tip-on Stoughton Jackets Created w/ Vintage Print From Original Pressing
Repro'd Inner-Sleeve & Center Labels
All Proceeds Went to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
OUT OF PRINT

Finally! After 30 long years since it's original release, THE DEFINITIVE CHICAGO PUNK DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AGAIN ON VINYL! "Busted At Oz" was originally released in 1981 on Autumn Records. It has been long out-of-print and regularly fetches collector prices in stores and online. It contains some of the earliest recordings from well-known Chicago punk acts such as Naked Raygun and Effigies, as well as more obscure Chicago punk groups such as Strike Under, Subverts, Silver Abuse, and one of Chicago's first mostly-female post-punk groups, Da.

 

The tip-on jackets for this 30th Anniversary limited edition vinyl-only reissue were reproduced by Stoughton to look exactly like the original by using the actual vintage print left over from the original pressing!

 

The original master was expertly remastered for vinyl by Cooper Crain (CAVE). Additionally, the original printed inner sleeve has been reprinted. Also included are retrospective liner notes from original members of some of the bands. The best part...all proceeds will be donated to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.

Terry Nelson of Autumn Records:


Hats off to Lance and Liz at Permanent Records, for their enthusiasm, desire, and dedication to and for this project, without which it most likely would never have happened.

 

PERM-021 / PERM-021T
Cacaw - Cacaw LP/Tape
LP Edition of 500 - All on Brown & Green Splatter
Tape Edition of 100
Hand Screened Fold-over Jacket and J-Card
OUT OF PRINT

From the ashes of Coughs, formerly one of Chicago's best noise-rock bands, comes CACAW! Comprised of ardent members of the Chicago underground and art community (half-the band are professional screen printers), Cacaw is Carrie and Anya from Coughs, Zack from Lovely Little Girls, and Kyle from Slut Barf. Cacaw takes the Coughs sound and distills it down to a more minimal, yet no less intense brand of really fucking groovy noise rock. The band is essentially a double-bass guitar and drums rhythm section with some amplified can 'o' pennies, guitar, and snarly female vocals (vocal duties split between Anya and Carrie) over the top.

 

Though they have only existed for a little over a year, Cacaw have quickly become one of Chicago's most popular underground rock bands. Fans who have witnessed their live show always seem to leave begging for more. People outside of the city have started to take notice as well. Dan Friel of Parts and Labor says "Cacaw sounds smart, and evil, and heavy in an early-90's way, a la Amphetamine Reptile Records. So good."

 

The "Get a Brain" EP is Cacaw's first release and it's a doozy both sonically and visually. The clear vinyl record has one side of incredibly intense rhythmic jams and the b-side has been beautifully screen printed by members of the band. The card stock tri-color jacket has also been diligently screen printed by band members. This release is more than a record, it's a piece of art.

 

PERM-020 / PERM-020T
Brain Idea - The Survival Scrolls LP/Tape
LP Edition of 500 - 100 on Yellow, 400 on Black
Tape Edition of 100
OUT OF PRINT

Brain Idea is a relatively new Chicago band with nothing but one short cassette tape release to their name, until now. Their second tape release is also their debut full-length on Permanent Records. Here's what we said about their first cassette tape release back in December of '09:

 

One of Chicago's most exciting new bands! This is their debut tape and its UK DIY and NZ's the Clean influenced pop. Catchy as hell and totally DIY-style rock'n'roll. Highly recommended! By the way, re-recorded versions of these songs (and some extra material) will be released on your very own Permanent Records imprint later this year. Grab this 'demo' tape before it's gone to tide you over 'til then.

 

Well, the demo tape is out-of-print, but "The Survival Scrolls" is here in all of its fully-realized glory. The band took most of the material on the demo tape and re-recorded it with much more depth and reverb, especially on the vocals. There are some great instrumental interludes that tie the tracks together which are quite kraut-y in nature (these guys were the ones behind that NOi! tape (classic Oi! punk cuts covered krautrock-style), mind you). These guys are also in a CCR cover band called Graveyard Train, so you know they're of good taste. They cover the Clean for chrissakes. Fans of lo-fi DIY pop, krautrock, and CCR-esque maturity will absolutely dig Brian Idea. We fuckin' love 'em.

 

PERM-019 / PERM-019T
Black Math - Phantom Power LP/Tape
LP Edition of 500 - 100 on White, 400 on Black
Tape Edition of 100
OUT OF PRINT

WFMU aptly described Black Math's debut LP from 2009 as "Dark-wave buried in tape hiss, with grinding synth, electric cello, and drum machine. The three piece lists Depeche Mode and Big Black as influences, but they're not straight up 80s." The band will also tell you that Siouxsie and the Banshees are a big influence, but Black Math has a completely compelling, catchy, dark and mysterious sound all their own.

 

Permanent released Black Math's eponymous debut LP in a paltry edition of 100 copies. It immediately SOLD OUT and has been asked for regularly ever since. One fan offered as much as $120, hoping to find a remaining copy! Needless to say, their follow-up LP has been highly anticipated. This album features 9 new tracks of killer dark-wave pop (with some pretty harsh sounding guitar and synth parts) as well as an amazing cover of the Anals' "Commando of Love" (from the Anals' now sold out LP "Total Anal," also on Permanent). First press is limited to 500 copies and includes a digital download link.

 

PERM-018 / PERM-018T
Running - Running LP/Tape
LP Edition of 500
125 on Butterscotch w/ Lithograph Jacket (SOLD OUT), 375 on Black
All LPs Include Full-sized 12" Insert
Tape Edition of 100 (SOLD OUT)
OUT OF PRINT

Running is one of America's best psych/punk bands. Running sounds to us like Clockcleaner, if they played twice as fast and half as long. The vocals are reverbed beyond recognition, the drums are pummeling, and the bass and guitar are abrasive feedback-laden. After pumping out a couple of incredible cassette tape only releases, Running went into the studio and recorded some of their material (semi) professionally. Those recordings have now been preserved to wax as Running's debut 12" EP. This eponymous EP comes housed in a jacket with really interestingly created artwork* and contains exactly 13 totally brutal weird punk songs. If these guys were jockier, they'd be a hardcore band. Thankfully, they're too arty for that ish. We'd love to point you in the direction of the band's Myspace page for a preview, but they don't have one. Trust us on this one, or preview "#1 Dad" on the Permanent Records Chicago Myspace page. This record fucking rips! The first pressing is limited to 500 copies!

 

*All album artwork by Scott Nadeau. A portion of the jacket image, which was originally a 9 color reduction woodcut and litograph (prints were included with the limited edition versions of this LP). The image is an appropriation of the Luc-Olivier Merson painting entitled "The Soldier Of Marathon" from 1869. It was drawn by a mechanical drawing device known as THE NOT EXACTLY REPEATABLE PICTORAL STATEMENT MACHINE. It was invented and fabricated by Harvey Moon.


Review of Running:
In an age where most bands are omnipresent on multiple social networking sites, blog blasts, satellite radio and 'round town paster bombings, it's refreshing to have a band like Running come along; they've no official web presence, probably couldn't manage to blurt out a tweet if there were a .45 pressed to the side of their head and seem more than willing to let their music do the talking for them. Their live shows already have some proclaiming them as the heir apparent to sorely missed misanthropes Clockcleaner, and while such lofty assertions aren't totally out of line, the Chicago group's particular brand of scum-rock is its own unique undertaking, reveling in a claustrophobic-as-fuck murk that can't see far enough past itself to care what the world at large has to say.

 

It's somewhat ironic, then, that such a vile slab is truly a work of art to behold; the jacket of the special edition, which, is absolutely worth tracking down, is a beautifully crafted 9-color litho/woodcut that was created using a complex computer program, and you can watch the whole thing being assembled here. Which, clearly makes Running a wolf in sheep's clothing, with its garrulous attack that is ugly to the core, the trio pick up the mantle of so many of their fallen/OD'd predecessors (think Hammerhead) as they pummel the listener with a complex array of textures, tempos and piercing bouts of brain-scrambling feedback. Perhaps as a paean to its title, the twofer of "Klassic Rok/Classic Ron" lurches around like an alcoholic uncle, fearlessly groping any/everything in its path as it looks to satisfy its every vice simultaneously, while the bass-driven assault of "Little Fucker" is a seething anthem centered around a tattered guitar riff and a ratfuck rhythm that's held together by duct tape and shoe laces. Cavernous reverb envelopes the otherwise indiscriminate vocals of "Overdrafter", swathing it to bits and unceremoniously ending in what can only be described as heavy breathing in an iron coffin. Their visceral dismembering of post-punk is most notable during opener "Garbage Truck" which sounds like nothing so much as Buzzo from Melvins taking a chainsaw to A Certain Ratio, and then the Hacienda entirely.

 

With this self-titled debut, the band have marked their territory alongside like-minded peers Pigeon Religion and Pop. 1280, seamlessly fusing together a string of disparate influences into something altogether greater than the sum of its parts - scummy, scaly and utterly reviling. They make no pretense about their malice, which, in a world beset by bands tacking "tra la la" onto the end of every chorus, is a welcome change indeed. You want to find Running? Then you best get your ass out to see them the next time they're stalking a stage in your neck of the woods, 'cos ain't no blog big enough to handle this lumbering, hirsute beast of a band. Oh, and bring a helmet. - Impose Magazine

 

PERM-017 / PERM-017T
Heater - God and Hair LP/Tape
LP Edition of 500 - 100 on Red (SOLD OUT), 400 on Black
Tape Edition of 100 (SOLD OUT)
LP - $4.99 - [buy] - SALE!

Heater resides in a small college town off of I-70 known as Columbia, Missouri. The same cultural oasis in an otherwise sprawling rural wasteland that spawned Cave and Mahjongg, not to mention their various side-projects (ie. Lazer Crystal, Bitchin' Bajas, Jerusalem and the Starbaskets, etc.) Back in the late '90s and early '00s, Columbia was home to one of the most prolific, eccentric, and quality underground rock scenes in any small college town in America. You had to be there to know exactly what this writer is talking about, but hopefully someday you'll be able to live through it posthumously through a compilation release. The jury's currently out on that one, but that doesn't stop some of the members of that scene from making incredible new music currently. Heater is a three-piece Columbia super group, if such a thing exists. Heater's guitarist and lead singer, Zach "Zz" McLuckie, used to be a member of CAVE and Sneakers (both have released records on Permanent Records), among others. Heater's bassist / second guitarist, Jeremy "Jerusalem" Freeze also plays guitar in Jerusalem and the Starbaskets and both he and Heater's drummer, Jon "Wujj", formerly jammed together in California Raisins (their only release was a split 10" with CAVE also on Permanent).

 

Now that you have the band history, we might as well get into the sounds confined within, Heater's first widely distributed release. "God and Hair" is a super upbeat, melodic pop record in essence, but as I mentioned before, these guys come from a very DIY background. It's got some fast repetitive lo-fi punk rock jams with reverb enhanced vocals similar to those found on the Sneakers "Children Into People" EP, and some Clean-esque pop elements, but it's also got tracks with a great laid back summertime '90s alt-pop vibe not too dissimilar from the least noisy '90s moments of Sonic Youth and Sebadoh. All of these elements come together and make for a unique sound (thanks to a little help by Cooper Crain of CAVE's analog production techniques) and make for one hell of a summertime DIY pop jammer. Here comes the summer (of pop) here at Permanent Records.

 

PERM-016
Bitchin Bajas / Moon Duo - Fresh Hair / Bopper's Hat 7"
Edition of 750 on Black
2010 Record Store Day Exclusive
OUT OF PRINT
We here at Permanent Records couldn't be more delighted to be sharing with you our very first Record Store Day exclusive release, a split 7" between (the brand new CAVE side project) Bitchin Bajas and Moon Duo (featuring Wooden Shjips' guitarist Erik 'Ripley' Johnson). CAVE and Wooden Shjips share a lot in common, but their respective side projects make an even better split pairing. Each band specializes in minimalist, repetitive psych that's obviously influenced by krautrock. However, they differ in that Bitchin Bajas focuses on melodic repetition while Moon Duo is heavier on the rhythm and quite a bit darker. This is Bitchin Bajas' debut release. Moon Duo has released three critically acclaimed records to date. Both tracks on this split are exclusive to this release, which is limited to 750 copies, never to be pressed again.

 

PERM-015
Steel Pole Bath Tub - Unlistenable LP
Edition of 500 - 100 on White, 400 on Black
100 White w/ Screened Poster/Stickers
180 Black w/ Screened Poster/Stickers
Screen Design & Print by SPBT member Dale Flattum
First Time On Vinyl!
OUT OF PRINT
Steel Pole Bath Tub put out a bunch of killer records between 1986 and 1996, most of which are long out-of-print. Towards the end of their tenure, SPBT was signed to a major label in the free-for-all signing bonanza of the post-Nirvana years. The second album SPBT recorded in 1996 for their major was deemed "unlistenable" by the suits and went unreleased until 2001, when it came out on CD via Zero to One. So here we are 14 years after the original recording of this incredible record, releasing it on vinyl for the first time. The entire SPBT catalog is great, and is highly recommended to fans of the noise rock released on labels like AmRep and Noiseville, and genre defying bands like Chrome and Melvins, but "Unlistenable" stands out as a stellar document of a weird band at their weirdest, and it's a damn shame it took this long to finally hear it on wax.

 

PERM-014
Charles Albright - I'm Happy, I'm A Genius 7" EP
Edition of 500 - 100 on Orange, 400 on Black
Includes Insert by Charles Albright
OUT OF PRINT
Charles Albright self-released a 7" last year that knocked us out. It obviously had the same effect on Scott Soriano at S-S Records, 'cuz he reissued it on his own label. It's long since sold out and highly sought after. Anyhow, here's Mr. Albright's (not the serial killer, unfortunately) follow-up, a fine 7-song EP. It's a blown-out, lo-fi, catchy punk jammer with loads of hooks and sweet riffs. A couple of the tracks are experimental guitar instrumentals that give you a chance to catch your breath before picking yourself up off the ground to begin pogoing again. Charles is a big fan of Black Flag and if you are too (especially the early stuff), you'll probably dig this slab.

 

PERM-013
No Balls- Come Clean LP (U.S. Pressing)
Edition of 500 on Black
OUT OF PRINT

The debut LP by Brainbombs side-project, No Balls, old out immediately upon it's first release on the Swedish Release the Bats label. Here's the much more affordable, domestic pressing of 500 copies on Permanent. The only difference is the artwork. Just in case you're not already familiar with Brainbombs, here's a quick overview:

 

Brainbombs are a legendary Swedish noise rock band that've been putting out records for over two decades. They essentially drive dumbed-down, Stooges-esque riffs into the ground for 5 minutes, call 'em songs, and continue that way 'til the record is over, single or LP. Over the top, the vocalist delivers misogynist, creepy, and totally fucked up lyrics, all the while sounding like a serial killer writing his memoirs. Occasionally, there's some atonal trumpet skronk á la Steve Mackay's sax on "Fun House" in the mix. It's a simple, effective formula that should be easily replicated. Many have tried, but very few, if any have succeeded in the way Brainbombs have over the years. We're huge fans around here and we're honored to be working with these guys. For those of you already familiar with the Brainbombs MO, here's the deal. If you like Brainbombs, but you don't particularly care for the vocals, then you'll love this. If you like the Brainbombs, and the vocals, you'll still love this. "Come Clean" is brutal, pummeling, repetitive, noise rock at it's finest. Some folks are already calling it the RECORD OF THE YEAR.

 

PERM-012
Umberto - From The Grave... LP

Edition of 500 - 100 on Red, 400 on Black
Edition of 500 - Black (2nd Press, 2011)
Edition of 300 - Officially Licensed 2011 European Repress on Burka For Everybody

Edition of 300 - Black (3rd Press, 2013)

Edition of 300 - Black (4th Press, 2014)

BACK IN PRINT 10/7/2014

New LP - Umberto - From the Grave - BACK IN PRINT! LIMITED TO 300 COPIES!
In 2010 Expo ’70 bass/synth player Matt Hill went solo. His debut LP under the Umberto moniker is an analog masterpiece heavily influenced by the classic film score work of Goblin. From the moment you drop the needle, you’ll be transported to Italy as an extra in a vintage horror flick directed by Dario Argento. This is some of the most authentic sounding music of the “Giallo” genre we’ve ever heard. Time has shown that many others have come to agree. "From The Grave…" was previously only available as a hyper limited edition CDr and cassette tape via Sonic Meditations. We loved it so much we pressed it to wax, then repressed it to wax, licensed it to Burka For Everybody in 2011 for a single Euro-pressing, and are now finally finding ourselves repressing this out-of-print gem once again.

Reviews of Umberto “From The Grave…”:

From aQarius Records:
"Doubtless many movie (and music) buffs would agree that Italian '70s and '80s "giallo" (horror/thriller) cinema, from directors like Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci, had soundtracks usually as evocative and inspirational as any visual aspect of the films, soundtracks which often stand as effective works of art all on their own. The scores by prog band Goblin being perhaps best known, influencing such modern day bands as Zombi and Crime In Choir. Now here's another, utterly blatant and most excellent example of Italian giallo soundtrack worship by a current artist: Umberto!

Umberto has a heavily synthesized sound, keyboards buzzing and droning and squelching, crunchily distorted or eerily ethereal, sounding at once like ominous Gothic organ music and also spacey futuristic electronica. Mechanical drumming plods along, propulsive beats adding to the menacing atmosphere. There's also plenty of fat disco synth-bass, and we bet folks into Italians Do It Better 12"s, or Black Devil Disco Club, or even skweee would get a kick out of this too, not just Goblin fanatics... but yeah Goblin fanatics (and John Carpenter and Zombi fans too) REALLY ought to check this out! Very cool, very creepy, and even at times kinda catchy-groovy…"

From Dusted Magazine (Patrick O’Donnell):
"Mining the classic soundtrack work of John Carpenter and Goblin has become a small cottage industry in recent times, with Zombi in particular making a career out of this niche genre. Umberto (a.k.a. Matt Hill, sometimes of Expo 70) has provided us with the newest example with From the Grave, an LP that skirts the edge of Soundtrack for an Imaginary Giallo territory. What saves the project from paling in comparison to his influences is the way Hill skillfully merges them – his songs are generally anchored by pulsing synths, and then layered with progressive rock keyboards. Much like Zombi, this ends up being danceable music, although Umberto generally eschews the harder edge of Zombi’s work. Hill also seems to have a judicious eye for doling out cheese, never letting his music enter into the realm of irony while clearly not taking things too seriously."

From Synthtopia:
"Umberto’s From The Grave is the soundtrack to the 70′s Italian horror movie that exists only in your imagination."

From FEARnet:
"Another modern aritist whose creative heart beats somewhere around the year 1981, Umberto (a.k.a. Matt Hill, also known for his work with cosmic-rock unit Expo 70) draws inspiration just as heavily from the music of John Carpenter as from Italian horror soundtracks. Also worth noting: his debut full-length album From the Grave has the distinction of being the first album ever inspired by Juan Piquer Simon's splatter classic Pieces (or at least the first artist willing to admit it), so now you know exactly where this cat's coming from."

 

PERM-011
Nothing People - Enemy With An Invitation b/w Reinstall 7"
Edition of 600 - 100 on White (SOLD OUT), 500 on Black
Gold Foil Stamped Sleeve (Front & Back)

7" - $2.99 - [buy] - SALE!

Nothing People, like Wooden Shjips, are one of our generations great bands, that doesn’t tour much. Unless you live in or around their hometown of Orland, California or you happened to pick up one of their excellent releases on S-S or HoZac, you may not have ever heard of them, but those who have, love them. On previous releases, they’ve blended influences such as Chrome, Hawkwind, Roxy Music, and obscure proto-punk bands like Twinkeyz into a sound that’s all their own. This new limited edition 7”, housed in a texured glue pocket sleeve with gold foil stamping on the exterior, is the first release featuring former Monoshock member Doug Pearson! This release includes two of their most rockin’ numbers to date.

 

PERM-010
Purling Hiss - Purling Hiss LP

Edition of 328 - 109 on Grimace Purple, 219 on Black (1st Press)
Edition of 300 on Black (2nd Press)
Edition of 300 on Black (3rd Press)

2014 Tour Edition of 300 on Black w/ SCREEN PRINTED FOLD-OVER SLEEVES (4th Press)

Tape 2014 Tour Edition of 100 Grimace Purple Cassette Shells

LP - $14.99 - [buy]
TAPE - $5.99 - [buy]
Purling Hiss aka Mike Polizze has come a long way since 2009 and releasing his debut LP, our tenth label release on Permanent, as a Birds of Maya off-shoot project of solo recordings. Shortly following, THE HISS became a full touring band and has since released LPs on venerable labels such as Richie Records, Drag City, and Woodsist (not to mention, various cassettes).

Here are some words we penned about this LP upon it's initial release back in '09:
"Purling Hiss is one of Philly's Best! Purling Hiss is the side-project of Holy Mountain recording artists Birds of Maya guitarist Mike Polizze. Birds of Maya are a full-on psychedelic rock band from Philly.Apparently Birds just aren't full-on enough to satisfy Polizze's far-out tendencies. On his debut solo record Polizze plays bass drums and guitar relentlessly as if he's playing to save his life. This recording is so intense that the pressing plant told us they'd risk breaking their equipment if they cut the lacquers with the original master. We sent them a new master and it sounds great!"

For Fans Of: Birds of Maya, Earthless, Loop, High Rise, Les Rallizes Denudes and Lo-Fi Blown-Out Psych

 

PERM-009
Mako Sica - Live on Mayday at Strobe LP
Edition of 120 - Hand-Screened Jacket - Hand-Numbered
Digital Download Coupon w/ Bonus Tracks
OUT OF PRINT
Mako Sica is a Chicago band that features two former members of the underappreciated post-rock group Rope. However, post-rock doesn't really describe the sounds that Mako Sica make. Caucasian Desert Rock is the ridiculous sub-sub-genre that immediately came to mind the first time we saw them. Basically, Mako Sica sound like the more recent Dead Man Soundtrack-style Earth, if Earth were a Not Not Fun band. Live on Mayday at Strobe is Mako Sica's vinyl debut and it includes two sparse, but engaging, side-long tracks of trancelike psychedelia heavily influenced by the furthest out side of the Impulse Records catalog. At times, Mako Sica's sound is reminiscent of a Free Jazz-ier Group Doueh. As you can see, Mako Sica are a unique sounding group that are not easy to pigeonhole. Don't waste time trying to figure out where this is going to get filed in your collection as this release is limited to 120 hand-numbered, hand screen printed, hand stamped, hand assembled copies. Each copy includes a digital download of the entirety of the Strobe session recordings and a couple of super sweet inserts. We released it, so it's obviously comes with our highest recommendation. First come, first served.

 

PERM-008
Black Math - Black Math LP
Edition of 100 - Hand-Screened Jacket (black on white) - w/ Insert (1st Press)
Edition of 100 - Hand-Screened Jacket (purple on black) - w/ Insert (2nd Press)
OUT OF PRINT

Just over a year ago to, we released Black Math's debut LP. Here's what we said about it back in late July of '09:

The 7th record in our catalog is by a killer Chicago lo-fi bedroom pop trio called Black Math. We've pressed their debut LP in a limited edition of 100 copies with hand-stamped labels and insert artwork by ILTH of Daily Void. The jackets were hand-screened on both sides by Kyle of Cacaw. The record is loaded with dark, '80s UK cassette culture influenced, synth pop with guitar, cello, sparse reverb-drenched vocals, and drum machine beats you could dance to if you really wanted to. Fans of Joy Division, Tubeway Army, early Depeche Mode and OMD, and/or more contemporary stuff like Blank Dogs and Gary War will definitely dig the songs on this LP. Did we mention that it's limited to 100 copies and that it will be available pretty much exclusively from Permanent and the band?

 

The LP, limited to 100 copies, didn't last very long and has been asked about regularly ever since. One fan offered the band as much as $120 for a copy! Well fans, no need to give up a Benjamin for this record any longer. To coincide with the release of their second LP on Permanent, we've reissued it in another limited edition of 100 copies, this time the jackets are black and have been hand screen printed with beautiful purple ink. The inserts and hand stamped labels are slightly different, too. Grab one now before they disappear yet again. Black Math's debut has also been reissued on cassette tape via the Plus Tapes label.

 

PERM-007
Cheveu - Cheveau LP
Digital Download Coupon
Edition of 500 - 100 on White, 400 on Black (1st Press)
Edition of 500 on Black (2nd Press)
OUT OF PRINT

Two records ago we laid a noisy slab of wax on you by a sick French band called the Anals. That was our label's sixth vinyl release. The now out-of-print Black Math record was released seventh, even though it's technically catalog number 008. Circumstances and delays beyond our control were the cause for this madness, but we're back on track now that we have PERM-007 in our hot little hands. 006 and 007 butt up nicely to each other in that they're both records by French weird punk bands. Cheveu is just as weird as Anals, but in a slightly more subtle, garage-punk kinda way. They sound like the Fall on acid, but you know, Frencher. How did we work out a record deal with a second weird French band you ask? Allow us to quote our August 30th weekly update:

Cheveu did an in-store a year or so ago with Feeling of Love and totally knocked us out. Before they left, they laid a CDR of unreleased material on us that we spun and spun and spun, until it dawned on us that this material needed to be released on vinyl. We wrote the band and asked them what they were planning on doing with this unreleased material. When we found out there was no vinyl release in the works, we made an offer and the rest is P-Rex history.

Well it wasn't history then, but it is now. You may purchase a copy of Cheveu's Cheveau from us directly as of right now for $14.99, if you so choose. Each copy is loaded with a FREE digital download code and limited edition white vinyl copies are available exclusively from us, while supplies last. There's only 100 and many of them are already spoken for, but we should have black vinyl around for a however long 400 copies lasts. You can preview one track from the release on the Permanent myspace page and another on Cheveu's myspace page. The tracks are titled Kador Du Porno and Pangolin respectively. Hope you dig 'em even half as much as we do.

 

PERM-006
Anals - Total Anal LP
Digital Download Coupon
OUT OF PRINT

Metz, France seems to be teeming with great bands these days. Cheveu, Feeling of Love, Normals, and A.H. Kraken are just the tip of this incredibly huge Metz iceberg. Many of these bands share members, but they all have their very own sound. The Anals sound is similar to the aforementioned bands in their abrasive, weird punk base, but this duo is more obliviously influenced by the German industrial, electropunk group D.A.F. (via the Brainbombs) than any of their peers. Their single on Sweet Rot sold out almost immediately and the demand prompted a repress. Now here's your chance to hear this unique duo?s entire recorded output. This anthology LP includes both songs from the single, plus ten previously unreleased tracks.

 

PERM-005
Sneakers - Children Into People 7" EP
Edition of 500 / Tri-fold Cover

7" - $4.99 - [buy]

The fifth jam in the Permanent Records label discography is also our first 7", the Sneakers Children Into People EP. Sneakers consists of Rex (Cave's drummer) and Zach (former Cave bassist) and Children Into People is their debut vinyl release. The grooves within contain some of the catchiest weird punk jams you'll ever lay ears on. Head on over to our myspace page and check out Chick Freaked Out if you're not already sold and see for yourself. Limited to 500 copies, y'all. If you live in Chicago swing on by and pick up your copy today.

PERM-004
Cacaw - Get a Brain 12" EP + CD
One-Sided Vinyl w/ Hand-Screened b-side
Edition of 300, Hand-Screened Slip Full-Sleeve (1st Press)
Edition of 200, Hand-Screened Slip Quarter-Sleeve (2nd Press)
OUT OF PRINT

From the ashes of Coughs, formerly one of Chicago's best noise-rock bands, comes CACAW! Comprised of ardent members of the Chicago underground and art community (half-the band are professional screen printers), Cacaw is Carrie and Anya from Coughs, Zack from Lovely Little Girls, and Kyle from Slut Barf. Cacaw takes the Coughs sound and distills it down to a more minimal, yet no less intense brand of really fucking groovy noise rock. The band is essentially a double-bass guitar and drums rhythm section with some amplified can 'o' pennies, guitar, and snarly female vocals (vocal duties split between Anya and Carrie) over the top.

 

Though they have only existed for a little over a year, Cacaw have quickly become one of Chicago's most popular underground rock bands. Fans who have witnessed their live show always seem to leave begging for more. People outside of the city have started to take notice as well. Dan Friel of Parts and Labor says "Cacaw sounds smart, and evil, and heavy in an early-90's way, a la Amphetamine Reptile Records. So good."

 

The "Get a Brain" EP is Cacaw's first release and it's a doozy both sonically and visually. The clear vinyl record has one side of incredibly intense rhythmic jams and the b-side has been beautifully screen printed by members of the band. The card stock tri-color jacket has also been diligently screen printed by band members. This release is more than a record, it's a piece of art.

 

PERM-003
Cave / California Raisins - split 10" + CD
Hand Screened Jacket
OUT OF PRINT

Cave is back and this time they're sharing the limelight with Columbia, Missouri's newest group, California Raisins. The new, self titled Cave/California Raisins split is now available on 10" wax and includes a CD of the complete album. The California Raisins share nothing in common with the fictional R&B animated Raisins of the late-80s. These dudes get down and dirty on some groove-a-delic punk rock. They share a riff-loving mindset with Cave, but unlike Cave they have a full-time vocalist and a less overtly psychedelic sound. We'll leave the name dropping up to the critics because their sound is so unique, we're having a hard time thinking of any bands they sound like.

 

Although Cave is now based out of Chicago, they too once called Columbia, Missouri home. Cave shares members with the now-defunct Warhammer 48k that put out 2 intensely heavy and very psychedelic post-hardcore records. Most of the post-hardcore was worked out of their system in Warhammer and Cave has become a distillation of the heavy, psychedelic influences. They take a riff, jam it for all it's worth and then they have their way with it.

 

This limited edition vinyl 10" with CD is the latest release by Chicago's most exciting psychedelic band, Cave. The Cave side includes two epic psychedelic jams, possibly their best work to date. The California Raisins side is their first release. CD includes the same music that's on the 10". The jackets are hand-screen printed by members of Cave.

 

PERM-002.5
Cave - Hunt Like Devil / Jamz LP + CD
Edition of 500, Reworked full Jacket Art (both 2nd & 3rd Press)
OUT OF PRINT

You heard it right! We have the repress of Cave's phenomenal Hunt Like Devil/Jamz LP. The LP includes all the same mind-blowin' tunes as the 1st Pressing. The cover art has been beautifully reworked and is now a full fledged jacket. The insert also varies from the original and a full version of the CD is still included. If you haven't heard already, the band is CAVE. The album is Hunt Like Devil/Jamz. Its modern psychedelia at it's finest! Fans of Circle, Pharoah Overlord, Oneida, and more lo-fi weirdness will definitely want to get down with Cave.

PERM-002
Cave - Hunt Like Devil / Jamz LP + CD
Edition of 500, fold-over sleeve ,140 gram (1st Press)
OUT OF PRINT

If you haven't heard already, the band is CAVE. The album is "Hunt Like Devil/Jamz." Its modern psychedelia at it's finest! CAVE features 2 members of Warhammer 48k fame as well as a revolving cast of local musicians. Check out the great review over at Aquarius Records (see Newsletter #286). They made it their Record of the Week! For this release we did 140g vinyl with an amazing slip sleeve cover (some inner sleeves are even customized by CAVE members!) and includes a tripped out insert. Did we mention that it also contains the full length CD version inside which has its own freaked out cover? It does!

PERM-001
Warhammer - An Ethereal Oracle LP
180g Full Color Gatefold w/ Insert
OUT OF PRINT

Permanent Records very first release! Back in the early 2000s, Liz and Lance (co-owners of Permanent Records) lived in Columbia, Missouri. During this time, Columbia was a hotbed for local music. Bands like Mahjongg, One Inch Punch, Miami Dragons, Bald Eagle, The Pows, Sabertooth, were regularly blowing our minds, but our favorite local band to see live was Warhammer 48k. Their shows were always hot, sweaty, and throbbing psychedelic spectacles where the crowd seemed to come together as an pulsating entity feeding of the energy of the band and vice-versa. The band was formed when ex-One Inch Punch members, Cooper Crain and Pat Kopine, joined forces with Tyler Creath, Stephen Haslag, and Rex McMurry (also known as Ram Shackle, Rico Coco, SLAG, Juan Turbulance, and Maxwell Stone). These doods released an LP of six untitled songs called "Uber Om" on the local Emergency Umbrella label. Columbia’s best record shop at the time, Apop Records, (the excellent store / label now based in St. Louis) handled distribution at one point. The specifics of that release are hazy at this point, but one thing's for sure..."Uber Om" ripped and still rips (track a copy down for yourself). A petri-disc CDr on Apop followed and then a CD-only edition of the band’s second full-length, “An Ethereal Oracle” was self-released by the band. By this time, Liz and Lance had moved to Chicago to open Permanent and the band was also considering a move to the so-called Second City. Permanent stocked the “An Ethereal Oracle” CD and sold quite a few copies. The band was touring pretty heavily, playing Chicago semi-regularly, and apparently had a conversation or two with Corey Rusk about doing their next record on Touch and Go. All the while, we continued asking the band when the vinyl version of “An Ethereal Oracle” would be available. After months of inquiries and offers to release the record on wax, the band finally agreed to do the LP with Permanent. Hard copies of the artwork and the master were delivered and work began on putting together our first release – something we knew almost nothing about at that time. We got by with a little help from some friends and before we knew it we were holding physical copies of our first ever vinyl release in our green little hands. And what an beautiful package it is. The vivid, full-color, gatefold jackets on heavy reverseboard stock is suitable for blacklit dorm room display. The full-color inserts comprised four-panel collages created by the band members themselves are pretty rad too. The black wax is a heavy 180 grams and the black and white labels feature a Columbia zinester only Columbians would recognize named Boone playing pool at the local dive/horror bar known as Eastside Tavern. Upon it’s release, the record sold well, got favorably reviewed by numerous tastemakers such as Aquarious Records and Pitchfork, and things were looking good for Warhammer and our little label...until the band broke up. The break-up all but halted sales of the record that we (in hindsight) pressed a few too many of (1000). Had we pressed 500 copies, this record would’ve been out-of-print almost immediately. You live, you learn. Fortunately, two members of Warhammer 48k (Cooper and Rex) went on to pursue CAVE full-time and came back to Permanent to release 500 copies their first LP and our second release – which sold out and was repressed. CAVE is now with Drag City and we’re working with Cooper and his newish project Bitchin Bajas for our 34th release. All is well in the universe. At least until it all comes to an end. As the band sings: “Save the last rave / For the year 2012”. Grip a copy of this LP for your next apocalypse party and blow minds. Trust us, it never gets old. If you don't already own it, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND giving this fantastic piece of Permanent history a whirl.

PERM-XXX
Jesus Sons - Jesus Sons Tape
Edition of 150
LP - $5.99 - [buy]

POP THIS BEAST IN YER TAPE DECK AND STEP ON THE GAS!!!

Time to hop on yer hog and hit the highway cuz Permanent Records just unleashed the cassette version of this wind in yer hair affair by Jesus Sons and it is a cruuuuuuuiiisssserrr! Jesus Sons have the swagger, 'tude and strut of "Exile On Mainstreet", the fuzzed out blues rock and harmonica know-how of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, the swamp choogle of CCR, the caveman stomp of the Black Lips, the bratty snarl of the Strange Boys and the repeato-riff debauchery of the Velvet Underground. Jesus Sons are makin' some damn fine jean jacket and shades psychedelic rock and this debut full length is start to finish hazy gaze west coast Americana bliss out. If you're searchin' for your mainline, look no further, just like Sister Ray said… play on! Mega Recommended. LP Available from Mock Records.

Don't just take our word for it, have a look-see what the fine minds at Impose Magazine had to say about this stellar self-titled LP here:

"LA's Jesus Sons have come to save your tattered souls. Some folks spend their lives in front of the keyboard, type writer and Moleskins trying to write the great, all-American novel, story, tale, or whatever they want it to be. In that same vein, former member of The Spyrals' Brandon Wurtz, with Shannon Dean, Bert Hoover, Chance Welton, and Erik Lake have made the all-American sound. The Sons soak their chords from the dense and uptight urban environments to the riffs that rock the rusted biblebelt interstates the tie in the Southern salutes, to tightening up each coastal sea to shining sea. With a first to Jesus Sons' self-titled, the progeny of patriarchs, patriots and outlaws curate a western sound that instills envy in the hearts of all European sons. With their self-titled available January 28 from Mock Records, get in on the inside savior scheme here.

The messianic progeny make music more like rock and roll prodigies, on the opening number, "All These Furs". The guitars are tried, tested, and aren't messing around with any sweet talk. Hitting up the honky-tonks, is the whiskey steeped "Who's Around" that makes the rounds while trying to round up a posse of a few good men, or just a few cool Sons. The sleaze and sure-fire sidewinder percussion and beer gut guitar rolls out the best transgressive romanticism, with the pick-up line invitational of, "I Wanna Be Your Man". The bar room amour turns the table with the slow country western twang and turn instrumental desolation of, "You Put a Spell On Me". Desperation and destitution never sounded so at home and comfortable, than on the soul grabbing, "Don't Wanna Die".

The home on the range away from home living keeps on keeping on with, "Ain't Talkin' Homesick". Jesus Sons take the down, out, and derelict situations and spin it around to be a debaucherous celebration of howls, hisses, and all the grimy attitudes they can muster up. "Out of Time" runs around, out of mind, out of place, hanging out anywhere they want in "the age of the young". "Melt" provides an interlude instrumental moment where percussion mimics rattlers and the other dangers that lie in wait and lurk about the prairie. Bringing down the house, "Going Down" embodies the rollicking ride down the highway to perdition, with Brandon and the gang loving every moment. Closing up their self-titled, Jesus Sons consume themselves in the cautionary delights and rewrite their own Gospels according to their own bourbon soaked doctrines."

4THANVT
Permanent Records 4th Anniversary Jam Tape
Edition of 100
Hand Numbered J-Card
OUT OF PRINT

Limited edition of 100 hand-numbered cassette tapes available exclusively from Permanent. Each band that played the 4th Anniversary Jam contributed a previously unreleased track for this limited edition release. Moon Duo's contribution is an unreleased live version of "Bopper's Hat" and Umberto, Heater, and Brain Idea's tracks are all exclusive to this tape as well. Jam!

PERM-XXX
Drunks With Guns - Second Verses Tape
Edition of 100 - Official Reissue
OUT OF PRINT

Drunks With Guns were a nihilistic, noise rock / dumb punk band from St. Louis in the mid-to-late 80s. Their second LP entitled "Second Verses" from 1990. Second Verses contains material recorded by Drunks With Guns between 1984-1990, including "Zombie", "Drunks Theme," "Punched", "Leprosy", "Enemy", an alternate take of "Wonderful Subdivision" with more guitar in the mix, "Two Minutes", "Drug Prolem", "DWI", and "A Beer". The original LP also included covers of the Weirdos' "Life of Crime" and the Stooges' "Raw Power", but those tracks have been cut from this cassette tape reissue per the band's request. In case you missed our reissue of the debut LP on cassette. Here's the story behind Drunks With Guns: This band is legendary and there's loads of rumor and heresy surrounding the legend. The band formed in 1984, released about a half-dozen singles and a couple LPs, played four shows and called it quits (well, in the same way Chrome called it quits anyway. The original singles and the LPs (and even the Complete Drunks With Guns tape) are virtually impossible to find these days. Among others, Monty Buckles of the Lamps is a big fan of the DWG and he wrote an excellent article in the last issue of Z-Gun that we definitely recommend reading at some point. Anyhow, we've reissued the Drunks With Guns "Second Verses" LP (sans the cover tracks) in an edition of 100 tapes and they're ready for consumption. This tape ain't no bootleg neither. We actually took the time to get in touch with Mike Doskocil, the singer from Drunks With Guns and got permission for the release. We were hoping to do an LP reissue, but apparently the master tapes are in unusable condition. Don't fret, these tapes were professionally dubbed and the fidelity is about as good as your gonna get out of a cassette tape (read: they sound like they should, especially for a Drunks With Guns release). Don't have a cassette deck? What better excuse to get one than a Drunks With Guns tape! Tape decks are littering thrift stores everywhere. Save them from the landfills and enjoy some of the sweet jams that have been issued on the cassette tape format lately, there have been some great ones! Fans of Brainbombs, Flipper, and all things noise rock will definitely want to snatch one of these up before their gone.

PERM-XXX
Drunks With Guns - Drunks With Guns Tape
Edition of 100 - Official Reissue
OUT OF PRINT

Drunks With Guns were a nihilistic, noise rock / dumb punk band from St. Louis in the mid-80s. Their self-titled LP from 1987 included 9 songs worth of Brainbombs-meets-Flipper style punk with titles like Dick in One Hand..., Punched in the Head, and Wonderful Subdivision. This band is legendary and there's loads of rumor and heresy surrounding the legend. The band formed in 1984, released about a half-dozen singles and a couple LPs, played four shows and called it quits (well, in the same way Chrome called it quits anyway. The original singles and the LPs (and even the Complete Drunks With Guns tape) are virtually impossible to find these days. Among others, Monty Buckles of the Lamps is a big fan of the DWG and he wrote an excellent article in the last issue of Z-Gun that we definitely recommend reading at some point. Anyhow, we've reissued the Drunks With Guns self-titled LP in an edition of 100 tapes and they're ready for consumption. This tape ain't no bootleg neither. We actually took the time to get in touch with Mike Doskocil, the singer from Drunks With Guns and got permission for the release. We were hoping to do an LP reissue, but apparently the master tapes are in unusable condition. Don't fret, these tapes were professionally dubbed and the fidelity is about as good as your gonna get out of a cassette tape (read: they sound like they should, especially for a Drunks With Guns release). Don't have a cassette deck? What better excuse to get one than a Drunks With Guns tape! Tape decks are littering thrift stores everywhere. Save them from the landfills and enjoy some of the sweet jams that have been issued on the cassette tape format lately, there have been some great ones! Fans of Brainbombs, Flipper, and all things noise rock will definitely want to snatch one of these up before their gone.


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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where are you located? (Chicago)
2. Where are you located? (Los Angeles)
3. Will you buy, sell, and/or trade used merchandise?
4. What are your store & mail order policies?

1. Where are you located? (Chicago)

Please call 773.278.1744 if you get lost and we'll try to help!


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2. Where are you located? (Los Angeles)

Please call 323.739.6141 if you get lost and we'll try to help!


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3. Will you buy, sell, and/or trade used merchandise?

Please call 323.739.6141 if you get lost and we'll try to help!

We buy, sell, and trade used merchandise (vinyl, cds, dvds, and books) of various genres. We only accept items that are in their original packaging and free from significant damage. We can look at any size collection from small to enormus and we can occassionally make house calls. We buy every day without appointment. Feel free to bring your items by the shop at 1914 W. Chicago Avenue for a quote. For more details drop us an email or give us a call at 773.278.1744 (Chicago) or 323.739.6141 (LA).


4. What are your store & mail order policies?

Please call 323.739.6141 if you get lost and we'll try to help!

Estimates

Quotes are valid for 7 days. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Purchases

Items purchased online, especially LPs and used items of limited press can occasionally be sold out when you place your order. Inventory is updated every 24 but will occasionally have overlap due to limited availability on certain items. An email notification will be sent (in a timely fashion) to let you know if this occurs. All orders have the option to be either held at the shop for pick up at our Chicago location or may be shipped worldwide for additional shipping and handling fees. All US orders will ship USPS Media Mail within 5-7 days of purchase (may be longer if purchased near a US holiday). We use Delivery Confirmation on all US shipping over $10 and can provide tracking numbers on those orders if requested. International orders ship First Class International and can take up to 6 weeks depending upon the customs restrictions for that particular country. No tracking is available on overseas orders. If you are making a large, International purchase, we suggest contacting us to purchase an extra upgrade to USPS International Priority for your package.

Return Policy

Defective merchandise new or used may be returned within 14 days of purchase for REPLACEMENT ONLY. If item is out-of-stock upon return, a STORE CREDIT will be issued for the exact amount of item. NO CASH REFUNDS will be offered. A receipt is required for all returns. Any new items must be in original packaging upon return. There are no returns allowed on special orders, discontinued items, or any new items that have been opened/used in any way. Mail order customers are responsible for any/all return shipping charges unless exceptions have been made. All packages should be returned to:

Permanent Records, 1914 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60622

 

Forms of Payment

Right now, we accept credit card payments through our shopping cart interface and PayPal. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. These are the ONLY forms of payment we accept at this time.

Privacy Policy

Privacy and security of your private information are our top priority. All credit card transactions are protected with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts all sensative information before sending your order to us. We do not sell any personal information to outside sources. Any information voluntarily submitted for ordering/quoting purposes will only be used to fufill that particular order/quote. This information is used for that specific request unless you ask to use it in another manner, such as being added to our weekly email Update. No credit card or payment information will be kept after you order has been processed. In short, your information is safe and secure with us leaving you the freedom to do some carefree shopping!

Shipping

Shipping & handling rates within the continental US are determined by the number of items purchased as well as the location the order is to be shipped to. If you are shopping online, these rates will be calculated during checkout. PLEASE NOTE: If there are any discrepancies on our end due to system errors (ex. too little/too much shipping paid online) we reserve the right to contact the customer to work out the difference, whether it be an amount due or an overage credit that needs to be issued. (This error occurs very infrequently and often works in the customer’s favor.)

All US orders will ship USPS Media Mail within 5-7 days of purchase (may be longer if purchased near a US holiday). We use Delivery Confirmation on all US shipping over $10 and can provide tracking numbers on those orders if requested.

International orders ship First Class International and can take up to 6 weeks depending upon the customs restrictions for that particular country. No tracking is available on overseas orders. If you are making a large, International purchase, we suggest contacting us to purchase an extra upgrade to USPS International Priority for your package. International shipping rates are calculated at time of purchase. The default method is USPS First Class International or USPS Priority International (generally, which ever is cheapest). Please consult the USPS International Rate Calculator for a better idea of the charges. You can use the weights below as a guide to help you determine shipping amounts via the link above. PLEASE USE THE RATE CALCULATOR FOR AN ESTIMATE ONLY. EXACT SHIPPING MAY DIFFER SLIGHTLY. Customers should email for an exact shipping quote.

LPs + mailer = 1lb 4oz (single LP only)

7"s/45s + mailer = 6oz (single 7" only)

CDs + mailer = 5oz (single CD in plastic jewel case only)

When sending us an email for a price quote, please include your full name, shipping address, and phone number so we can get you an exact total that includes shipping charges.

Questions/Concerns

Should you have any unanswered questions or incur any problems during your online visit feel free to send us an email or give us a call at 773.278.1744 (Chicago) or 323.739.6141 (LA). We promise to do our best to make your transaction a smooth one, but please keep in mind our webstore is currently in it's infancy. Bear with us!

Thanks and HAPPY SHOPPING!

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Permanent Records Sampler #4

  1. B/W by The Pows
    Once With Snot & Blood LP (PERM-030)
  2. Untitled 1 by Lumerians
    Transmissions From Telos Vol. IV LP (PERM-029)
  3. Dorothy by Cosmonauts
    Cosmonauts LP (PERM-024)
  4. Kristy Greene by Obnox
    Rojo LP (PERM-033)
  5. Homeless by Cuntz
    Aloha LP (PERM-032)
  6. The Law by Merx
    Merx LP (PERM-031)
  7. Wish You Know by WatchOut!
    Flashbacker LP (PERM-035)
  8. Krausened by Bitchin Bajas
    Krausened EP (PERM-034)

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  1. Bomb Shelter by Naked Raygun
    Busted At Oz LP (PERM-022)
  2. #1 Dad by Running
    Running LP (PERM-018)
  3. I Am The Counter Culture... by Charles Albright
    Weight 7" (PERM-026)
  4. End Of A Primitive by King Blood
    Eyewash Silver LP (PERM-027)
  5. One More Time by Brain Idea
    The Survival Scrolls LP/Tape (PERM-020)
  6. Weak As A Sheep by Psyclones
    Different Thinking People LP (PERM-023)
  7. Earth Doesn't Deserve You by Cacaw
    Cacaw LP/Tape (PERM-021)
  8. Reckless Thoughts by Black Math
    Phantom Power LP/Tape (PERM-019)
  9. Like A French Assassin by Cosmonauts
    Cosmonauts LP (PERM-024)
  10. Almost Washed My Hair by Purling Hiss
    Purling Hiss LP (PERM-010)

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  1. Chick Freaked Out by Sneakers
    Children Into People 7" EP (PERM-005)
  2. Kador Du Porno by Cheveu
    Cheveau LP (PERM-007)
  3. Enemy With An Invitation by The Nothing People
    Enemy With An Invitation 7" (PERM-011)
  4. Running Blade by Umberto
    From The Grave... LP (PERM-012)
  5. Subsequent Needs by No Balls
    Come Clean LP (PERM-013)
  6. Young Woman by Charles Albright
    I'm Happy, I'm A Genius 7" EP (PERM-014)
  7. Teenage Middle Finger by Steel Pole Bath Tub
    Unlistenable LP (PERM-015)
  8. Black and Gold by Heater
    God and Hair LP/Tape (PERM-017)

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  1. Hunt Like Devil by Cave
    Hunt Like Devil / Jamz LP (PERM-002)
  2. Bye Bye Dodo by Cacaw
    Get A Brain 12" EP (PERM-003)
  3. She's The Man by The Anals
    Total Anal LP (PERM-006)
  4. Down At The Flop House by California Raisins
    split 10" w/ Cave (PERM-003)
  5. untitled by Warhammer 48k
    An Ethereal Oracle LP (PERM-001)
  6. So Many Bags by Cacaw
    Get A Brain 12" EP (PERM-003)
  7. 04.24.06 by Cave
    Hunt Like Devil / Jamz LP (PERM-002)
  8. Love Lives In The Street by The Anals
    Total Anal LP (PERM-006)
  9. untitled by Warhammer 48k
    An Ethereal Oracle LP (PERM-001)

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