Here are a couple of titles that have been snoozing in the sealed vinyl bins for a short while. Both come with the Backstreet seal of approval:
Grails - Doomsdayer's Holiday Temporary Residence)
This Portland outfit started out on Neurot records, though their sound was as much steeped in Eastern European gypsy folk acoustics as it was Western hard rock modes. On their fifth full length they reach into the darkness for their inner Sabbath and pull out a creepy blues n raga beast that lives up to it's menacing title.
Listen to "Reincarnation Blues"
It retails for $22.98 +hst at Backstreet in Fredericton
Pan.American - Quiet City (Kranky)
As leader of Labradford Mark Nelson explored the shadowy fissure of avant rock previously etched by folks like Popul Vuh to Brian Eno. His side project, Pan.American, concentrated mainly on minimalist electronics, but this fourth full length saw him enlisting a tastefully austere ensemble of acoustic sidemen to accompany his bleeps and ticks. It's moody late night music for sodium flare and closed circuit television surveillance.
Watch "Quiet City":
The album retails for $16.98+hst at Backstreet Fredericton.