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Wow, another great Record Store Day has come and gone. Thanks so much to everyone that came out! Thanks to all the bands that played! Thanks to HALF ACRE BEER, DARK MATTER COFFEE and INTELLIGENTSIA COFFEE for the goodies!

As usual we sold out of a lot of titles early, but we still have a fair amount left too. Follow the link for a list of what's left. You can also use RSD 2018 as a search term to locate items as well. We always try to have accurate inventory information but it can be a little wonky after RSD. We will do our best to keep the list of what we have accurate.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS
I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats (2lp, Pink & Blue Vinyl)
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Merge
People LOVE THE MOUNTAIN GOATS including these 14 artists that have recorded covers of every song on the classic "All Hail west Texas" album. The compilation includes Andrew Bird, Laura Jane Grace of AGAINST ME, HOLY SONS, Craig Finn of HOLD STEADY & more!
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $27.99

PSEUDO SLANG
Hardscrabble
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Baby Steps
2018 album from PSEUDO SLANG (EMCEE SICK & DJ FORM) brings that straighy lyricism/head-nod style from the studio directly into your earholes. No-frills hip-hop with a mix of production & live instruments.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $14.99

HOP ALONG
Bark Your Head Off Dog
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Saddle Creek
The talented Philadelphia group HOP ALONG delivers their 4th album called "Bark Your Head Off, Dog." Led by songwriter Frances Quinlan & her formidable singing voice, the band has pulled back a little from their semi-abrasive, post-emo sound, opting for a more produced, sometimes orchestral indie rock sound. Fans will no doubt embrace this subtle shift & Quinlan's songs keep getting better & better so we expect this to be a big record for this great band. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $17.99

VANTZOU, CHRISTINA
No4 No 4
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Kranky
Fantastic 4th album from the Belgium-based artist Christina Vantzou. With help from a variety of collaborators including Kranky labelmate Steve Hauschildt, Angel Deradoorian & many others, Vantzou has managed to blend electronic improvisation with beautiful orchestral pieces & a lot of DEEP tones. Vantzou's music always has a soundtrack quality to it & we were specifically reminded of the late Johann Johannsson's amazing "Arrival" soundtrack, STARS OF THE LID & the Kranky release just before this one DEDEKIND CUT's "Tahoe." Incredible stuff.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $15.99

CZARFACE & MF DOOM
Czarface Meets Metal Face
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Silver Age
2018 collabo between CZARFACE, which is compromised of 7L, ESOTERIC & INSPECTAH DECK (WU-TANG CLAN), & the supervillain himself, MF DOOM. This is some serious boom-bap shit, DOOM's playful, unique flow over 7L's beats (credited here as the "Czar-Keys" along with JEREMY PAGE & TODD SPADAFORE) paired with ESOTERIC & DECK's harder, more-straightforward rhyme styles. The songs are punchy & to-the-point; you might need a chiropractor for your neck after a few listens.
Available at: Broadway
New LP $22.99

THUNDERCAT
Drank (2lp, Ltd. Purple Vinyl) (w/ Download)
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Brainfeeder
DJ Candlestick & OG Ron C of the Houston DJ group Chopstars chopped & screwed reimagining of THUNDERCATS's excellent 2017 album "Drunk."
Available at: All Stores
New LP $27.99

LURKER OF CHALICE
Lurker Of Chalice (2lp Reissue) (w/ Poster)
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Nuclear War Now
Much appreciated reissue of this long-out-of-print 2005 LP from LURKER OF CHALICE, an offshoot of the one-man black metal machine that is LEVIATHAN aka Wrest. LURKER OF CHALICE is a bit more experimental than LEVIATHAN, adding progressive & even goth elements to the pummeling black metal. The album's opening is legendary among fans starting with some intentionally fake sounding timpanis with a harmonized guitar lead that leads to a beautiful acoustic passage with a sample of some crows cawing. This then explodes into a furious black metal song with memorably woozy guitar part. The album has a ton of variety with slow & pretty passages, hints of drone, post-rock & doom. This reissue has a brown cover with a gold logo & comes with a sick poster. Easily one of the most unique & listenable black metal records ever released. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $28.99

COWBOYS
Vol. 4 (w/ Download)
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Feel It
Finally on vinyl! This COWBOYS album was first released on cassette only, but get the vinyl treatment on Feel It Records! These guys are from right across the border in Indiana, & are one of the best garage bands going today (2018). Essential!!
Available at: Loop
New LP $15.99

DAMNATION OF ADAM BLESSING
Second Damnation (reissue)
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Exit Stencil
Obscure hard rock group DAMNATION OF ADAM BLESSING (or just DAMNATION for short) released only three albums & this is the second one, first released in 1970. Think SIR LORD BALTIMORE, PENTAGRAM, BLUE CHEER, & so on. Heavy stuff!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $24.99

DAMNATION OF ADAM BLESSING
Damnation Of Adam Blessing (reissue)
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Exit Stencil
Obscure hard rock group DAMNATION OF ADAM BLESSING (or just DAMNATION for short) released only three albums & this is the first one, first released in 1969. Think SIR LORD BALTIMORE, PENTAGRAM, BLUE CHEER, & so on. Heavy stuff!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $24.99

ODIUM
Sad Realm Of The Stars (reissue)
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Blood Music
2018 reissue of ODIUM's lone album, released in 1998 on Nocturnal Art! We're not sure what happened to these guys, but they left behind an underground gem of symphonic black metal. Fans of early DIMMU, CRADLE OF FILTH or SEPTICFLESH be sure to check this out!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $18.99

PREOCCUPATIONS
New Material (w/ Download, Gray Vinyl)
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Jagjaguwar
PREOCCUPATIONS are a 4-piece from Alberta, Canada. Their songs have a nice post-punk grit, in a sort of post-JOY DIVISION way. The album is an ode to depression and works its way through layers and complexities, dressed in black.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $15.99

VARIOUS ARTISTS
Eccentric Soul: The Saru Label (2lp) Numero 071
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Numero Group
The 20th volume of Numero Group's flagship series, 'Eccentric Soul'. The Saru label was helmed by the O'JAYS' BOBBY MASSEY. Contains 25 obscure and unknown sides from OUT OF SIGHTS, THE ELEMENTS, PANDELLA KELLY, DAVID PEOPLES, SIR STANLEY, BOBBY DUKE and plenty more, including the O'JAYS, of course.
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $23.99

GUIDED BY VOICES
Ogre's Trumpet (2lp) Guided By Voices Live (2lp)
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Guided By Voices
Limited edition (CD & LP) pressing of 1000 copies of this 2018 live album by GUIDED BY VOICES. Includes songs from this line-up's last 2 albums, a ton of classics & a MONKEES cover.
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $27.99

SPINY NORMEN
Spiny Normen (reissue)
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Riding Easy
ATTENTION BROWN ACID FANS! This Houston band was featured on "The Second Trip" & we definitely appreciate a deeper dive into the whacked-out world of this late 70's group. Sort of shambolic psych rock with some crazed flute soloing, a drummer that sounds like he's barely gonna make it through the songs, super blown-out guitar & some pretty darn good vocals. Think the first STOOGES record with Tull-esque flute & a totally fried sound. FANTASTIC!
Available at: Broadway
New LP $19.99

HARM'S WAY
Posthuman (white Vinyl)
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Metal Blade
Absolutely crushing 2018 album from Chicago's HARM'S WAY is a take-no-prisoners, fist-to-the-face record, effortlessly integrating the electronic elements they first used on 2015's "Rust" into their metal- laced hardcore. Intense doesn't even begin to describe this album . . . HOLD ONTO YOUR HATS.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $24.99

LANGLEY SCHOOLS MUSIC PROJECT
Langley Schools Music Project (2lp) Innocence & Despair (reissue)
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Bar None
INCREDIBLE REISSUE of the two Langley Schools Music Project LPs, recorded in 1976 & '77 by a Canadian music teacher, who had kids from the two schools record choral versions of pop hits from BOWIE, BEACH BOYS, FLEETWOOD MAC, WINGS, BEATLES, NEIL DIAMOND & more. Truly beautiful stuff privately pressed after they were recorded, but first brought to national attention after Bar/None Records released a CD of them in 2001. This 2LP set has TWO SONGS not on the CD release & is packaged as two separate LPs in one sleeve. SO, SO RECOMMENDED!!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $26.99

DEDEKIND CUT
Tahoe (2lps)
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Kranky
Fred Welton Warmsley III recorded & performed for many years as Lee Bannon. "Tahoe" is the second full-length for his latest project DEDEKIND CUT & also his Kranky debut. This is easily one of the finest ambient albums we've heard in some time & there's some masterful sound design & mixing going on here. The pieces are built patiently & with great care & we definitely recommend giving this a go in the old headphones. Slowed-down strings & synths perfectly mixed with field recordings & samples & other electronics that recall Rafael Anton Irisarri's fantastic "Shameless Years", Tim Hecker, ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER, LOSCIL, APHEX TWIN etc... RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $21.99

SWEET SLAG
Tracking With Close- Ups (reissue, Ltd. To 500)
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Acme/ Lion
The one & only album ever made by the London based group SWEET SLAG reissued by Acme/Lion Productions. Remastered from the original tapes, this 1971 album is fantastic look at the early 70's UK progressive sound with blues & jazz influences fantastic playing & a great recording. They toured with bands like DEEP PURPLE, STRAY & BLACK CAT BONES & you can hear hints of bands like that as well as Jethro Tull sans flute.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $18.99

SISTER IRENE O'CONNOR
Fire Of God's Love (reissue)
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Wyrd War
Attention Incredibly Strange Music fans!! This is the first ever vinyl reissue of this record that was recorded by two Australian nuns in 1973. Devotional songs mostly played on electric organ or acoustic guitar with vocal accompaniment. Many of the vocals are heavily effected with reverb or echo & though the songs are religious in theme, the music comes across more like 70's soft-psych. Imagine a mix of FREE DESIGN & SPACE LADY with enough haunting sounds that we think fans of BROADCAST & the Ghost Box label would even appreciate. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $19.99

CONNELLY, CHRIS
Tide Stripped Bare
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Armalyte
Prolific singer/songwriter/author returns with an excellent 2018 album that is a strong, uplifting, song-oriented album loaded with whoops of glee, handclaps, whistling and clear, concise guitar and smatterings of synth. A classic CHRIS CONNELLY sound that raises a triumphant fist, offering a glimmer of sunshine during a dark era. TIP!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New CD $14.99

CAFE RACER
Famous Deli (yellow Vinyl)
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Max Pelt
Don't let the bright & sunny yellow vinyl fool you, Chicago's CAFE RACER are far from bright. Then again, maybe they just demand sunglasses because their downer- rock is noisy-slinky-cool. This is getting deep.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $12.99

PRINCE PAUL
Itstrumental (2lp, Reissue) (w/ Download)
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Female Fun
2005 & fourth album from super-producer PRINCE PAUL gets a nice reissue in 2018! This follows a "Law & Order: SVU"-style of police renamed the "MVU (Mental Victims Unit)" hoping to track down PRINCE PAUL. The album is chock full of PRINCE PAUL's wacky sense of humor, but also deals with PAUL's apparent bouts of depression. Of course, the beats are beyond fresh (the album is mostly instrumental) & features guest spots from MC PAUL BARMAN! RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway
New LP $35.99

U.S. GIRLS
In A Poem Unlimited U.s. Girls In A Poem Unlimited
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4AD
The 6th album from Toronto's Meg Remy aka U.S. GIRLS finds here exploring the sounds of 70's & 80's dancefloors. This album has a glamorous feel to it reminding us of everything from Bowie, BLONDIE, DURAN DURAN, ROXY MUSIC & Madonna. Up-beat funk & disco with a steamy vibe with just enough sax solos.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $18.99

CAR SEAT HEADREST
Twin Fantasy (2lp) (w/ Download)
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Matador
Back in 2011 Will Toledo released his 7th (!!) album on Bandcamp. The album was ambitious with ten songs clocking in at about an hour. The album nagged at Toledo though & he never was totally satisfied with it. Now that he's a bonafied indie rock star he's put together a backing band & re-recorded "Twin Fantasy" in big, fancy studio to make the album he always wanted to make. Fans of CSH, GUIDED BY VOICES, PAVEMENT TELEVISION PERSONALITIES etc... will love.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $22.99

PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH
Wait For Love (w/ Download)
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Epitaph
2018 album from Baltimore's PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH is a great example of the ever-morphing "emo" style of music, which these days leans into its driving rhythms, but never forgets the melody & quirky arrangements. This brings to mind some of the greats that surely inspired PIANOS: CASKET LOTTERY, SMALL BROWN BIKE or even HOT WATER MUSIC.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $18.99

AMERICAN NIGHTMARE
American Nightmare
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Rise
So, we guess this band isn't GIVE UP THE GHOST, any- more? Boston's AMERICAN NIGHTMARE is back (reverting to their original band name) & pick up right where 2003's "We're Down Til We're Underground" left off: heart-on-the-sleeve hardcore (the style of which this band helped trailblaze) with plenty of intensity.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $19.99

P, DAN & THE BRICKS
When We Were Fearless
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Asian Man
DAN POTTHAST (best known as the singer/guitarist for ska-punks MU330) teams up with members of MU330 & SLOW GHERKIN to form a Voltron-like, 10-piece ska band. That's right, this is straight-up SKA, no punx involved. Retained is POTTHAST's great lyricism & voice, reminiscent of ELVIS COSTELLO.
Available at: Broadway
New LP $14.99

FELT
Crumbling The Antiseptic Beauty (imp, 2018 Remaster)
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Cherry Red
Much appreciated remastered versions of the albums by the legendary 80's English group FELT. The band was formed by Lawrence Hayward (usually listed as just "Lawrence, Morrissey style). Their sound was a mix of post-VELVETs jangly guitar rock with hints of TELEVISION (a major influence on the band) & 80's American bands like THE FEELIES & early R.E.M & even YO LA TENGO. All of the albums have been remastered from the original tapes & are housed in unique, glossy sleeves. Original copies of these records are difficult to find, especially here in the U.S. Limited edition, import only hence the hefty price. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway
New LP $37.99

FELT
Ignite The Seven Cannons (imp) (2018 Remaster)
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Cherry Red
Much appreciated remastered versions of the albums by the legendary 80's English group FELT. The band was formed by Lawrence Hayward (usually listed as just "Lawrence, Morrissey style). Their sound was a mix of post-VELVETs jangly guitar rock with hints of TELEVISION (a major influence on the band) & 80's American bands like THE FEELIES & early R.E.M & even YO LA TENGO. All of the albums have been remastered from the original tapes & are housed in unique, glossy sleeves. Original copies of these records are difficult to find, especially here in the U.S. Limited edition, import only hence the hefty price. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $37.99