Record Store Day
It was open (barely). They happen to be liquidating their stock. No freebies here. No Merge 7"s. Boo. They did have just-about-free-bies. I walked up to a bin and started digging.
There was a lot of CRAP (plus CRAPS by Big Dipper anyway).
I did find me some... I don't want to say gold. I'll go with silver. I found me some silver. What did I find at Record Express? One recording I had had on cassette and never replaced, Gobblehoof, which features ex-Deep Wound-ers J Mascis on drums and singer Charlie Nakajima. Listen to some Amherst post-hardcore circa 1989:
"Torch" (box.net mp3)
"Upside Down" (box.net mp3)
I also picked up a totally out of print Rhino compilation DIY: Starry Eyes - UK Pop II (1978-79). For a limited time, you can download The Records track that inspired the title of the comp:
"Starry Eyes" (ysi mp3)
Would I have made these purchases for a total of $1.08 at Sound Fix or Other Music?? I am thinking, no, prolly not.
Read more Record Store Day posts here and here and here and here and here.
- Street date for HEALTH//DISCO is May 13th, 2008. The one track I have been listening to over and over on this one is "Lost Time (Pictureplane Remix)" (box.net mp3). Percussive!
- Spinner vid of the other day: "LES Artistes" by Santogold... here.
- The Turn Ons are giving away their new album, Curse (zip). Of course if you likey, you can pay what you want Radiohead-style.
- New Hanway Troof remix of High Places @ GvsB... here.
- Motel De Moka posted a mix entitled La Radiolina featuring some kickass African artists... here.
- Brooklyn powerpop-ers Bridges And Powerlines have a new one. Listen: "Uncalibrated" (mp3)
- Bluegrass + Beats = Rench @ 3hive... here. Download "Gangstagrass" (zip)
- Funeral Pudding has posted a boot of Polvo playing Merge Records Fifth Anniversary Party, and they do a Hüsker Dü cover and a Steve Miller cover, plus more!... here.
Labels: Big Dipper, Bridges And Powerlines, Deep Wound, Gobblehoof, Hanway Troof, Health, High Places, Hüsker Dü, J Mascis, Polvo, Record Store Day, Rench, Santogold, Steve Miller, The Records, The Turn Ons