Insound Mailout March 2011

 

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Insound.com March 17th, 2011

Vinyl Newsletter

1 Featured LP of the Week
2 Featured Pre-Orders: Cold Cave, Moon Duo, Obits
3 Free Vinyl News Mixtape
4 New Vinyl: Kurt Vile, Beach Fossils, Dum Dum Girls
5 Essential Punk LPs: 15% off
6 Featured Bundle: The Antlers
7 7″/10″/12″: James Blacke, The Strokes, Widowspeak
8 Pre-Orders: Cass McCombs, Cults, The Strokes
9 Classics/Reissues: Sun Araw, The Wake, Spacemen 3
10 Create an Insound Wishlist
11 Insound Needs Interns
12 Follow Insound on Twitter and Facebook

Featured LP of the Week

Dirty Beaches Dirty Beaches
Badlands

Dirty Beaches is the sound of waves against a picturesque and putrid shore, the silent rumble of a Chevy as it speeds by in slow motion. Sparse but condensed, relentlessly edging forward: this is music for locomotive travel, for racing your weary motorcycle through neon archways and into dusky tunnels.Like Bo Diddley or minimalist synth provocateurs Suicide, Dirty Beaches’ compositions are not so much stripped down as refined to their essence.

Buy LP $12.99

Featured Pre-Orders: Cold Cave, Moon Duo, Obits

cover Cold Cave
Cherish The Light Years
Pre-order Cold Cave “Cherish The Light Years” and receive a free 11″ x 17″ Insound exclusive poster! (while supplies last)

BuyLP $18.98

pixel cover Moon Duo
Mazes
Pre-order Moon Duo “Mazes” and receive the MP3s immediately at checkout! Also, orders will receive a bonus “Mazes” remix CD featuring remixes from Sonic Boom, Psychic Ills, Cave, Purling Hiss and Gary War! (while supplies last)

BuyLP $18.98

cover Obits
Moody, Standard and Poor
Pre-order Obits “Moody, Standard and Poor”and receive a free iron on patch! (while supplies last)

BuyLP $17.98

cover The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Belong
Pre-Order Belong along with the self-titled debut album and get both albums for $25.17.

BuyLP $16.98

Free Vinyl News Mixtape

Free Vinyl News Digital Sampler
Download Now!

We’ve got a brand new FREE digital mixtape for all our loyal newsletter subscribers. The sampler is full of great tracks from Bass Drum of Death, Cuticle, Deaf Center, Demontre, Dirty Beaches, Hype Williams, Kurt Vile, Maria Minerva, Puberty & Widowspeak. But remember, the sampler’s only available for the next week so grab it now while you can.

Click HERE to download.

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New Vinyl: Kurt Vile, Beach Fossils, Dum Dum Girls

cover Bass Drum of Death
GB City
Bass Drum of Death’s debut full-length, GB City, might be described by most listeners as garage-rock. But perhaps the more apt term is basement-rock. Armed with a guitar, drum kit, and USB microphone, Barrett threw together scuzzy pop songs steeped in punk and doo-wop that dive into topics such as taking drugs, having sex, and other regular teenage activities.

BuyLP $15.99

pixel cover Beach Fossils
What a Pleasure
Following their critically acclaimed self-titled debut, Beach Fossils return with the beautifully crafted EP What a Pleasure. In this brilliant new release Dustin Payseur shares songwriting duties with bassist John Peña, which makes for their most dynamic songs yet. Also, on “Out in the Way” Payseur teams up with the talented Jack Tatum of Wild Nothing for a song that reveals both artists’ visions in a way that the world has yet to hear.

Buy12″ $10.99

cover Cut Copy
Zonoscope
Finally got this staff favorite in on vinyl! This is Cut Copy boiled down to their purest form: a suite of futuristic visions built upon primal rhythm tracks. It is at once their most immediate work to date, but also their most sonically exquisite.

Buy2xLP $19.98

cover Deaf Center
Owl Splinters
The LP version includes a bonus CD of new interpretations of the album from Erik Skodvin’s Svarte Greiner project! This is the same Deaf Center we fell in love with all those years ago, but bigger and more powerful than ever before. Between these epic compositions, the two musicians take time to give their own solo instruments the time to breathe – Totland on the piano and Skodvin on the cello.

BuyLP+CD $22.99

cover Dum Dum Girls
He Gets Me High
Los Angeles-based Dum Dum Girls follow up their fuzzy,girl group-inspired 2010 Sub Pop debut I Will Be with He Gets Me High, an EP composed of three originals and a cover of the swooning Smiths’ classic “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out.”

Buy12″ $10.99

cover Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie XX
We’re New Here (Box Set)
Colored vinyl! This limited edition boxset of We’re New Here contains a copy of We’re New Here (on pink vinyl), a copy of the instrumentals (on green vinyl), CDs of both the standard and instrumental album, and two limited edition photographic prints. All packaged in a bright green box!

Buy2xLP+2xCD $41.99

cover Hype Williams
One Nation
Pre-eminent H-Pop geniuses, Hype Williams, deliver the crackish satisfaction of One Nation, their third album proper and first for the hugely exciting Hippos in Tanks label. With the same fugged-up blend of sly insouciance and deceptively naive production that made Find Out What Happens so vital, Denna Francis and Roy D. Blunt have assembled a sublime follow-up which makes so much else out there seem over-earnest and over-dressed.

BuyLP $22.99

cover K-Holes
K-Holes
K-Holes began in an inauspicious, unambitious way. The goal was to play one show as a dirge surf band and then call it a day. Everybody was involved in other bands (Black Lips, Golden Triangle, Bezoar, and Georgiana Starlington). K-Holes was intended to be a big party with no strings attached. Somehow it stuck, though, as the big-party-with-no-strings-attached lifestyle will sometimes do.

BuyLP $14.99

cover Kurt Vile
Smoke Ring for My Halo
Philadelphia singer/songwriter Kurt Vile returns with his second proper album (as 2008’s Childish Prodigy was a compendium of sorts). Smoke Ring for My Halo is a gorgeously layered record. Ranging from the tender breezy folk in “Jesus Fever” to the tuff urban guitar riff of “Puppet to the Man,” Vile’s distinctive Philly-accented vocal ties together a sweeping and evocative project – a true American psychedelic folk album.

BuyLP $17.98

cover Little Wings
Black Grass
Black Grass is Kyle Field’s most honest and revealing work to date. It is the distillation into its very essence of over a decade’s worth of stunningly beautiful song-craft on Field’s part. This is a haunting, understated, and deeply personal work. Driven to look unflinchingly into himself and at the world around him in the fall season, Field has produced work that is as sincere in its moments of aching and decay as it is in its moments of triumph and rebirth.

BuyLP $13.99

cover Lumerians
Transmalinnia
Lumerians are garage scholars of the weird. While Transmalinnia’s sound palette evokes primitive analog witchery, Lumerians hunger for the future. As sensitive to texture and repetition as an electronic act, the band is propelled by voodoo rhythms, stripped-down organ psych and fuzzed out space disco, travelling freely through worlds both vaguely familiar and largely uncharted.

BuyLP $13.99

cover Moritz Von Oswald Trio
Horizontal Structures
Horizontal Structures follows the Trio’s 2009 debut, Vertical Ascent, and last year’s Live In New York, and finds them expanding – in all but name – to a quintet. Joining von Oswald, Sasu Ripatti and Max Loderbauer are double bassist (and ECM recording artist) Marc Muellbauer, and on guitar, Paul St Hilaire AKA Tikiman. It’s a more impressionistic, free-roaming and less strictly ordered LP than Vertical Ascent, and at times its electronic and acoustic textures are genuinely, delightfully indistinguishable.

Buy2xLP $21.99

cover Oren Ambarchi | Keiji Haino | Jim O’Rourke
In a Flash Everything Comes Together As One…
Recorded one year after the international trio of Keiji Haino, Jim O’Rourke and Oren Ambarchi’s first release, this presents the entirety of a live performance that took place at SuperDeluxe, Tokyo on January 24th 2010. For their second performance together, the trio opted for an entirely different instrumental configuration. Here they form a classic power trio: Ambarchi on drums, O’Rourke on bass and Haino on guitar, vocals, electronics and, in one amazing passage, lap steel.

BuyLP $27.99

cover Thurston Moore
Solo Acoustic Vol. 5
12 String Meditations For Jack Rose. Solo, untreated, 12-string compositions in tribute to one of the greats. An album of instrumentals in requiem.

BuyLP $19.99

Essential Punk LPs: 15% off

Though we were born and bred on indie rock, our staff has quite a few personal passions for the dozens of varying genres that we carry around here. This week we’re highlighting our essential punk releases and they’re all 15% off! Thirty titles are all on sale.

Check out the whole list of titles here.

Featured Bundle: The Antlers

The Antlers
Burst Apart
LP $19.98
The Antlers
Hospice
LP $16.98

Pre-order The Antlers – Burst Apart LP (regularly $19.98) and add the Hospice LP (regularly $16.98) to your cart and get them both for $33.26.

7″/10″/12″: James Blacke, The Strokes, Widowspeak

cover Colleen Green
Green One
After moving to Oakland in 2008, she and her friends created the Full House House, inviting countless great bands from across the world to play in their living room. Recently, Green retreated to a cave in Los Angeles; within two months she had written and recorded the Milo Goes to Compton tape; within five months she released the 4 Loko 2 Kayla CD-R ep. They are both just the beginning of the Colleen Green story.

Buy7″ $5.98

pixel cover Cuticle
Confectioner Beats
Cuticle make the music your mind hears inside the green grates and grids of Tron. More deft than the Daft soundtrack, more dizzying than that Disney score.

Buy12″ $11.99

cover Demontre
Masculin | Feminin
Scraping bits together from Joy Division’s melodic haze, Wild Nothing’s darkest moods and even the xx’s brooding unease; off the chart angst levels permeate this record.

Buy12″ $18.99

cover James Blake
Limit To Your Love
Impeccably presented, one-sided 10″ pressing of James Blake’s remarkable re-work of Feist’s “Limit To Your Love,” housed in full-color sleeve. It’s as though the rare elements of padded subbass and splintered percussion he isolated in the bell jar of those early 12″s have plainly fused into something alchemical and sublimely affecting.

Buy10″ $12.99

cover Jerry King (Auctioneer)
Spoken Word Instrumental Series 003
Jerry’s Green Series single starts off with a fascinating 8-minute interview conducted by Jack White that probes deep into the history, cadence, rhythm and speed of Jerry’s auctioneering. The flipside is a very rare moment in the world of vinyl, and a special first for third man; side B of this record contains 2 separate grooves! Here we find auctioneer Jerry King walking us through two hypothetical auctions…depending on where the listener drops the needle!

Buy7″ $6.99

cover Maria Minerva
Noble Savage
Amazonian/Estonian goddess and self-professed hippy chick Maria Minerva builds the bump ‘n’ bass bricks for a real Bloc Party. Maria’s brand of coke-coke-a-choo disco could chill out even the hottest of Donna’s summers while the SILK vinyl goes sizzle and crack.

Buy12″ $11.99

cover Puberty
Puberty
The debut 7-inch from this new seven-member group featuring Lars Finburg and Susanna Welbourne of The Intelligence. The band push dueling vocals and harmonies to the forefront while mastering signature off-kilter pop melodies. “If you’re looking for a new Intelligence single, you won’t find it. Instead, Lars Finberg and Susanna Welbourne of the Intelligence have a new band called Puberty.

Buy7″ $8.99

cover Quintron and Miss Pussycat | Turbo Fruits
Bruise Cruise Vol. 3
Limited edition colored vinyl! Split 7″ between Quintron & Miss Pussycat and Turbo Fruits, commemorating the 2011 Bruise Cruise!

Buy7″ $8.99

cover Soft Metals | Jewels of the Nile
Split
Two Portland bands. Two classic bands. Two classic songs. Two great covers! Soft Metals and Jewels Of The Nile join forces to release the fourth record in the Desire Singles Club. Soft Metals is covering “Hot On The Heels Of Love” by industrial godfathers Throbbing Gristle while Jewels Of The Nile is doing “Deathwish” by deathrock pioneers Christian Death!

Buy7″ $12.99

cover Spider Fever
Whatcha Gonna Do
Featuring drummer extraordinaire Mario Rubalcaba (Off!, Earthless, Rocket From The Crypt, Chicaono-Christ, and many more…) here on lead vocals & godlike shredding guitar, it’s a rare and hefty slice of Testors-influenced ’70s punk splatter that’s shaking the walls and shattering the windows anywhere its cranked.

Buy7″ $6.99

cover The Strokes
Under Cover of Darkness
The lead single from the first new Strokes record in five years barrels into the bar with “Return to Form” written on its forehead.

Buy7″ $5.98

cover Widowspeak
Harsh Realm
Using primarily the 1950’s and 1990’s as stylistic jumping-off points, the band writes a combination of eerie ballads and swampy mid-tempo pop. The tension between Hamilton’s dreamy melodies and Thomas’s angular, psych-influenced lead guitar creates a visceral energy that permeates each of the young band’s songs

Buy7″ $5.99

cover Women in Prison
Strange Waves
Austin, TX’s Women In Prison tighten up and rip your chest open with guitar scree so deranged and nihilistic, you’d think James Williamson had stood in on a proto-Black Flag project while shaking off the last of the Stooges’ bloody glitter. Their sound is nothing short of raging, rabid, unflinching, and totally what the sound of early 80s punk should have used as a template.

Buy7″ $6.99

cover X-Ray Eyeballs
Crystal
Xray Eyeballs knock out the instant hits with an effortless ease that feels so right, it refreshes your cloudy state of mind instantly. Infectious pop filtered through a dizzying framework of noise and frenzy, this EP has that certain lovely nastiness that it takes to make an intriguing first impression.

Buy $0.00

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Pre-Orders: Cass McCombs, Cults, The Strokes

cover Cass McCombs
Wit’s End

BuyLP $19.99

pixel cover Cults
Cults

BuyLP $22.99

cover Freelance Whales | Foals
Split

Buy7″ $5.20

cover Grooms
Grooms

BuyLP $14.99

cover Holy Ghost!
Holy Ghost!

Buy2xLP $19.98

cover Jeremy Jay
Dream Diary

BuyLP $16.98

cover LCD Soundsystem
London Sessions

BuyLP $21.98

cover Low
C’mon

BuyLP $15.98

cover Nodzzz
Innings

BuyLP $14.99

cover The Strokes
Angles

BuyLP $19.98

cover Times New Viking
Dancer Equired

BuyLP $18.99

cover Tune-Yards
W H O K I L L

BuyLP $16.99

cover TV on the Radio
Nine Types of Light

BuyLP $15.98

cover Vivian Girls
Share the Joy

BuyLP $16.99

Classics/Reissues: Sun Araw, The Wake, Spacemen 3

cover Spacemen 3
Transparent Radiation

Buy12″ $14.98

pixel cover Sun Araw
Beach Head (reissue)

BuyLP $24.99

cover Sun Araw
On Patrol (reissue)

BuyLP $14.99

cover The Books
The Lemon of Pink

BuyLP $19.98

cover The Wake
Harmony

BuyLP $16.98

cover Various Artists
Those Shocking, Shaking Days: Indonesian Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock and Funk: 1970-1978.

Buy3xLP $30.99

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