April 17, 2014 For everyone who was disappointed we didn't have any copies of the Muppets-related release last Record Store Day, the answer is yes, we WILL have copies of the LP reissue of "The Muppet Movie" soundtrack this Saturday at Sound Cat! Anyway, tomorrow I'll be posting fairly comprehensive list of all the RSD LP and 12" releases we'll have at Sound Cat, or you could just stop by on Saturday and be surprised. You never know what you might find...even "The Muppets" soundtrack!
April 17, 2014 The Record Store Day exclusives that we will have in stock at Sound Cat this Saturday have now mostly been checked in, so let's talk about 7"s! Here's a list of all the artists with 7" RSD releases that we'll have at least two copies of: David Bowie, Cage the Elephant, Cloud Nothings/Relaxer (split), The Cure/Dinosaur Jr. (split), Dads, Deerfhoof with Marc Ribot, Deer Tick, Devo/Flaming Lips, Dinosaur Jr. (5X7" box set, pictured), Fleetwood Mac, Chuck Inglish, Waylon Jennings, JFA, The Julie Ruin, Kings of Leon, Fela Kuti, Ray Lamontagne, Jon Langford, Roy Lanham, Hamilton Leithauser, The Litter, Lydia Loveless, Mazzy Star, Peter Murphy, mystery Side by Side, Nirvana, Conor Oberst, OFF!, Of Montreal, Parquet Courts, Dolly Parton, Poison Idea, Poison Idea/Pantera (split), Songs: Ohia (9X7" box set!), Southern Culture on the Skids, The Specials, Ronnie Spector, Regina Spektor, The Standells, Harry Dean Stanton, The Stranglers, Sunny Day Real Estate/Circa Survive (split), The Sunrays, Thievery Corporation, Torres/Motel Beds, Chad Vangaalen, Mike Watt, and Link Wray. Plus, there are some singles we only have one copy of and probably some late stragglers, so stop by Saturday for maybe some other surprises.
April 17, 2014 Record Store Day is coming up in just a couple days, and another cool RSD exclusive release to highlight is a limited LP reissue of Built To Spill's debut album, "Ultimate Alternative Wavers." It's released by Light in the Attic subsidiary Modern Classics, who always to do a real fine job. Here's a RSD promo from LITA that ought to get you excited, if you're not already. See you at 9:00 am here at Sound Cat! Video:Light In The Attic Records | Record Store Day 2014
April 16, 2014 You can always expect The Flaming Lips to weigh in on Record Store Day, and we will have a couple Lips-related exclusive releases in stock at Sound Cat this Saturday. First off, there's the "7 Skies H3" LP, which is 50 minute album distillation of the 24 hour song they recorded a few years back (which sounds pretty cool). There's also a split 7" with Devo, with both of them doing live versions of one my favorite Devo songs, "Gates of Steel"!
April 16, 2014 The great migration of Record Store Day exclusive releases continues into Sound Cat this week, and here's another one to highlight: LCD Soundsystem, "The Long Goodbye, Live at Madison Square Garden" 5LP box set. It's more than 3 hours of music on five records in a hefty box, the complete recording of LCD Soundsystem's very last show! Stay tuned for more RSD highlights...and remember, we open at 9:00 am this Saturday. Link:LCD Soundsystem Final Concert Released as Box Set
April 15, 2014 One of the Record Store Day exclusive releases a number have you been asking about is the Death Cab For Cutie "Live 2012" Double LP, so I'm pleased to report that yes, Sound Cat will have some copies--I just priced up 10 of 'em! We'll be open at 9:00 am this Saturday for RSD.
April 15, 2014 More exciting new releases just showed up here at Sound Cat in an order from Revolver! New albums from Thee Oh Sees, Spits, Woods, Warm Soda, and Amps For Christ, LP restocks from Beirut, Butthole Surfers, Galaxie 500, and Ty Segall, and even more, like an LP reissue from O-Type (featuring members of MX-80)! Come have a look, but in the meantime, check out a track from that new Oh Sees. Video:Thee Oh Sees - Drop
April 15, 2014 The new releases in stock today at Sound Cat include new albums on CD and LP from Afghan Whigs and Courtney Barnett, new CDs from The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo), Rodney Crowell, Ryley Walker, and Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, a new CD single from Black Keys, a Double 7" reissue from The Fix on Touch and Go, a new live DVD from Billy Bragg and more--like "Make My Head Sing...," a new one on CD or LP from Jessica Lea Mayfield. And here's Ms. Mayfield playing the album's opener live... Video:Jessica Lea Mayfield - Oblivious (Live @ SXSW - 2014) HQ