Friday, June 01, 2018

Second chances


SILVER SATURDAY EDITION

Twenty titles in our Used CD New Arrivals that should be in your collection (If they aren't already)

  1. Belle and Sebastian - Tigermilk
  2. William Burroughs - Spare Ass Annie
  3. Leonard Cohen - Popular Problems 
  4. John Coltrane - Giant Steps
  5. Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline 
  6. Fleetwood Mac -Rumours
  7. Hanson Brothers - Sudden Death
  8. Richard Hell - Time
  9. Matt Mays - Coyote
  10. Metallica - ...and Justice for All
  11. Modern English - After the Snow
  12. The Roots - Undun
  13. Sigur Ros - Von 
  14. Patti Smith - Horses
  15. Smiths - The Queen is Dead
  16. Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle
  17. Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse
  18. Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions
  19. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
  20. Tom Waits - The Black Rider

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

The One Hundred :: Gastr Del Sol - Upgrade & Afterlife

Just as there are certain records that continually sell year after year, there are some titles that are continually either just under the radar of popularity, or maybe just need a bit of a highlight to remind you they are still out there waiting for new ears. As an experiment we are going to build a list of one hundred titles, all currently in stock, that we think you should lend an ear to.

Gastr Del Sol - Upgrade & Afterlife (Drag City, 1996) // Used CD
 
Third of four albums from the Chicago group helmed by David Grubbs and Jim O'Rourke. Gastr Del Sol produced music that had tendrils in progressive minimalism, American folk, musique concrete, and a variety of other genres, some of them more or less concocted by the band itself. Upgrade is the most finely balanced of their works, swinging widely into all sectors yet creating a compelling whole.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

The One Hundred :: Mountains - Mountains Mountains Mountains

Just as there are certain records that continually sell year after year, there are some titles that are continually either just under the radar of popularity, or maybe just need a bit of a highlight to remind you they are still out there waiting for new ears. As an experiment we are going to build a list of one hundred titles, all currently in stock, that we think you should lend an ear to.


Mountains - Mountains Mountains Mountains (Thrill Jockey, 2013 [reissue]) /// New Vinyl 

This is a band that happens when a couple of Dutch dudes, Brendon Anderegg, Koen Holtkamp, meet up in Brooklyn and decide to get all glowy with it, form a label (Apestaartje Records... apestaartje being the Dutch word for "at" or "@") and move to Chicago, eventually signing with Thrill Jockey. Over the course of seven records they've create a body of beautiful work that is meditative and pastoral and sometimes stands as tall as their name implies.