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    Incoming Stock for week! Part 1   
    Tuesday, November 09 2010 @ 11:12 am CST
    Contributed by: Dave

    These titles will be here wednesday. Also see the list directly below for more stock.

    Smashing Pumpkins- "Teagarden By Kaleidyscope Vol. 1: Songs For A Sailor (EP)" CD (Rocket Science)
    The first chapter in the Smashing Pumpkins’ long-awaited 44-song concept album, featuring 4 new tracks housed in a limited edition box. Set includes a Vinyl EP, a deluxe CD edition, and more.

    Frightened Rabbit- "Winter Of Mixed Drinks" LP (Fat Cat)
    Latest album of melancholic indie pop from Scotland.

    Cradle Of Filth- "Darkly Darkly Venus...." CD (Nuclear Blast)
    Brand new CD. Vinyl coming shortly.

    Flying Lotus- "Pattern + Grid World" 12" (Warp)
    Latest release now back in.

    Maserati- "Pyramid Of The Sun" CD+LP (Temporary Residence)
    Like fellow post-instrumental bands named after sports cars (Delorean and Trans Am, for instance), Maserati makes galloping instrumentals that are atmospheric but punchy. The band recorded Pyramid of the Moon over the course of 2009 and 2010, using vintage gear like Moog keyboards and Roland Space Echoes, to give it an authentic space-rock sound.

    Atheist- "Jupiter" LP (Season Of Mist)
    New release from this Death metal band of yesteryear. On Vinyl.

    Sufjan Stevens- "Age Of Adz" LPx2 (Asthmatic Kitty)
    Now here on vinyl.

    Barn Owl- "Ancestral Star" LP (Thrill Jockey)
    San Francisco-based drone duo Barn Owl follow in the footsteps of provocative avant-gardists Alice Coltrane and Keiji Haino, while building on the doom metal foundation planted by Black Sabbath. This is their latest album just now out.

    Fred Squire- "March 12" LP (Blue Fog)
    Fred Squire is a Canadian rock singer, songwriter and guitarist. Formerly a member of Shotgun & Jaybird, in which he used the stage name Dick Morello, he is currently a frequent collaborator of Julie Doiron, both on her solo albums and in the band Calm Down It's Monday. Squire and Doiron, additionally, collaborated with Mount Eerie on the 2008 album Lost Wisdom and with Daniel Romano of Attack in Black on 2009's Daniel, Fred & Julie.

    Tool- "Undertow" LPx2 (Zoo)
    Back in stock on double LP

    Paul Mccartney- "Band On The Run" LP (Conchord)
    Reissue on 180 gram double LP with download.

    Slayer- "World Painted Blood" LP (American)
    Back in stock on vinyl.

    Kyuss- "Blues For The Red Sun" CD (WEA)
    Restock on CD.

    Sufjan Stevens- "Michigan" LPx2 (Asthmatic Kitty)
    Restock.

    Tony Joe White- "Uncovered" CD (A&M)
    Swamp Fox indeed. At this juncture, Tony Joe White should be called the Swamp Monster because on Uncovered he takes it to the limit. There are seven new cuts on Uncovered, and reworked versions of "Rainy Night in Georgia," "Taking the Midnight Train," and "Did Somebody Make a Fool Out of You." White has been making records for a long time, though not many in the U.S. noticed after the late '70s. Since late in the last century, White has been kicking them out from his home studio in Nash Vegas. The sound is trademark, slow-burning, and growling. It's sultry as a late August night in the bayou. There are also, as is becoming de rigueur for legends these days, some surprise guest appearances. White has used them before and recently, on his killer Heroines set, where he played and sang with Shelby Lynne, Lucinda Williams, and Emmylou Harris. This time out he's got some great partners. He cut "Not One Bad Thought," with Mark Knopfler. The skittering interplay between them is worth the disc price to be sure. The pair apparently got together around a campfire with some food and beer and played the tune there first; they cut it in the studio shortly thereafter. Michael McDonald -- yep, that one -- guests on piano and vocals on "Don't Look Down," and it works like a charm, surprisingly. But the biggest news here is "Shakin' the Blues" with the late Waylon Jennings. It's one of the last performances he ever wrote or laid down on tape, and the pair feel like the old friends they are.

    Wishbone Ash- "Argus" CD+LP (MCA)
    Excellent twin guitar hard rock from this 70's UK band. One of their best. Wicked find on LP too!

    Captain Beyond- "S/T" CD (Capricorn)
    70's hard rockin' supergroup with members of Deep Purple, Iron Butterfly & The Johnny Winter Group. One of the great unknown albums of the 70's.

    Ancestors- "Neptune With Fire" CD+LP (Tee Pee)
    Excellent psyche/stoner heavy rock. Long winding jams with great Hammond organ work.

    Patterson Hood- "Murdering Oscar" LP+CD (Red Ink)
    Solo album from Drive By Truckers member.

    Frigid Pink- "S/T" CD (Repertoire)
    Hard as nails rock from this 70's Detroit combo. This is their debut which features a blazing version of House Of The Rising Sun. Killer stuff!

    Canned Heat- "Future Blues" CD (Repertoire)
    The final Canned Heat album to feature co-founder Alan Wilson, Future Blues was also one of their best, surprisingly restrained as a studio creation by the band, the whole thing clocking in at under 36 minutes, as long as some single jams on their live discs. It was also one of their most stylistically diverse efforts. Most of what's here is very concise and accessible, even the one group-composed jam -- Alan Wilson's "Shake It and Break It" and his prophetically titled "My Time Ain't Long" (he would be dead the year this record was issued), which also sounds a lot like a follow-up to "Going up the Country" until its final, very heavy, and up-close guitar coda. Other songs are a little self-consciously heavy, especially their version of Arthur Crudup's "That's All Right, Mama." Dr. John appears, playing piano on the dark, ominous "London Blues," and arranges the horns on "Skat," which tries for a completely different kind of sound -- late-'40s-style jump blues -- than that for which the group was usually known. And the band also turns in a powerhouse heavy guitar version of Wilbert Harrison's "Let's Work Together."

    Pantera- "Cowboys From Hell" LPx2 (Rhino)
    Back in stock on double LP.

    Ray Charles- "The Genius Sings The Blues" LP (Mobile Fidelity)
    Down-home, anguished laments and moody ballads were turned into triumphs by Ray Charles. He sang these songs with the same conviction, passion, and energy that made his country and soul vocals so majestic. On the audiophile label Mobile Fidelity.

    Lemonheads- "Varshons" LP (The End)
    Back in stock.

    Grady- "Good As Dead" LP (C12)
    Back in stock. Grady coming to Regina real soon! Check Distrikt website.

    Vince Taylor- "Vince!" LP (Barclay)
    60's rockabilly legend on vinyl LP. French import.

    Mogwai- "Special Moves" LP+DVD (William Morris)
    Includes first official live concert film Burning, recorded at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg in April 2009.

    Spiritual Beggars- "Return To Zero" LP (Inside Out)
    Their 7th album, 'Return To Zero', finds SPIRITUAL BEGGARS in excellent shape and fully ready to reclaim the throne of contemporary Heavy Rock! Lead by guitarist Michael Amott (Carcass/Arch Enemy), the band’s 2010 line-up features long-term companions Ludwig Witt (Firebird) on drums, Per Wiberg (Opeth) on keyboards, Sharlee D'Angelo (Arch Enemy/Witchery) on bass and new singer Apollo Papathanasio (Firewind). Once again, the Beggars effortlessly manage to confirm they are a band that continues to defy musical boundaries and that delivers Classic Heavy Rock at its very best! Pressed on extra heavy 180 gram vinyl.

    Ancestors- "Of Sound Mind" LP+CD (Tee Pee)
    Excellent psyche/stoner heavy rock. Long winding jams with great Hammond organ work.

    Earthless- "Rhythms From A Cosmic Sky" LP (Tee Pee)
    Enter San Diego's Earthless, who blew pretty much everybody's mind with their debut full-length Sonic Prayer in 2005. They jam as Jimi Hendrix jammed, as Cream and Free and even Humble Pie jammed when they took it outside. But Earthless are always outside. They literally enter the sonic maelstrom of inspiration and free flowing, molten, deeply emotional energy where most felt it was at its peak, and they go up from there, moving into dusted rock realms not even dreamed of by the current jam band crew, the stoners or the droners, or even the heaviest of the doomers. They could hang with the most progressive of the metal bands around if they wanted to, but it's not in their credo. They don't see how long they can extend a chord; instead they see how many notes can fit into one, and how groove-oriented a tripped-out riff can get.

    Easy Star All-Stars- "Dubber Side of the Moon" CD+LP (Easy Star)
    A highly desirable set of beatmakers and dub masters are handling the remixes here, but the reason Dubber Side of the Moon works so well could very well be the seven years that have passed since the source material was released. Everyone from dub legend Mad Professor to dubstep upstart Kalbata digs deep into these tracks, as if they picked up the Easy Star All-Stars’ original Pink Floyd tribute, Dub Side of the Moon, back in 2003 and have kept it in the play stack ever since. Dubmatrix might have even gone to see the group live as his opening mix uplifts with the horns and then chills with the bass, reflecting the on-stage sound of Easy Star. Fans of avant-dub will appreciate Adrian Sherwood and his funhouse mirror mix of “Brain Damage,” which recalls the madness of his label On-U Sound during its golden age. The Alchemist turns “Money” into a dubstepping monster while Dreadzone show admirable restraint, giving “Us and Them” a proper touch of wistfulness in a mix that seems to drift in space. Best in show goes to Border Crossing’s “Step It Pon the Rastaman Scene” which is “Any Colour You Like” dubbed into a wobbly nightmare.

    Atheist- "Jupiter" CD+LP (Season Of Mist)
    After 17 years, the progressive aggressive forefathers re-emerge more massive than ever. ATHEIST delivers 'Jupiter', a landmark return to earth of sonically gargantuan proportions. In the late 80’s and early 90’s, this band, alongside fellow Floridians Death and Cynic, handcrafted the subgenre that spawned bands such as Meshuggah, and Between The Buried And Me. In 2010, Atheist perfect it. Immensely. The gatefold LP edition includes stunning, otherworldly artwork and a free download dropcard with MP3s of the entire album.

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds- "Abattoir Blues / The Lyre Of Orpheus" CDx2 (Anti)
    Nick Cave is the ideal Anti artist, a maverick who changed the sound of popular music as part of the seminal goth-punks The Birthday Party. His band of twenty years, The Bad Seeds, have provided Cave with sympathetic backing as he has developed into one of the foremost songwriters of his time, whose songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Johnny Cash, Metallica, and My Morning Jacket. Steeped in American roots music, Cave's solo work has veered between poignant gospel-inflected ballads and the steamy thud of backwater blues and country. Abbatoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus showcases both these sides of Cave's songwriting at their best, with the Bad Seeds rising to fine, even funky, form. Now Available in a Digi-pack Version with New Lower Price!

    Greenhornes- "Saying Goodbye" 7" (Third Man)
    Debut single off the GREENHORNES' upcoming highly-anticipated full-length album. ''Saying Goodbye'' is a quintessential 60’s garage tour-de-force with undeniable melody and hooks. Features non-album b-side of ''Stay Together''. The Greenhornes includes Craig Fox along with Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler of The Raconteurs. All copies come with UK-style center hole (first time for Third Man Records!).

    Jon Spencer Blues Explosion- "Orange + Experimental Remixes EP" CDx2 (Shout Factory)
    Includes outtakes, radio sessions, rarities & live versions.

    Badfinger- "Straight Up" CD (Apple)
    Remastered w/ bonus tracks.

    King Crimson- "In The Court Of The Crimson King" LP (Panegyric)
    200 gram super-heavyweight gatefold vinyl reissue of KING CRIMSON's mega-classic 1969 debut album. Newly cut from masters approved by Mr. Robert Fripp. Contains bonus MP3 codes giving access to a download of a transfer of an original 1969 pressing.

    Wooden Wand- "Death Seat" LP (Young God)
    There's no space between who James Jackson Toth, aka WOODEN WAND, is and the work he does - never without a guitar, and always writing, listening to, or seeking out new music. The pathos can leave you drained, but the language and the singing is effortless and without loaded portent - it goes down smooth. Really, were Nashville still a place where one could peddle great songs, Toth would be the king of the place. He's a passionate singer and guitar player and inhabits the songs as he performs them with straightforward, unpretentious and confident gravitas. These songs are a flat-out pleasure to listen to, and each one brings further rewards on repeated listening. Vinyl edition includes a digital download coupon. James also performs with wife Jessica in the psyche band Jexx Thoth.

    Sonny Burgess- "Arkansas Wildman" CD (Complete)
    Old school rockabilly. 25 tracks from the wild man's Sun recordings.

    Sleepy Labeef- "A Rockin' Decade" CD (Complete)
    26 tracks of great rockabilly from Sleepy's Sun sessions.

    How To Destroy Angels- "S/T" 10" (Null Corporation)
    Finally on vinyl! The debut EP from ex-NINE INCH NAILS leader TRENT REZNOR's new band, HOW TO DESTROY ANGELS. Featuring his wife MARIQUEEN MAANDIG on lead vocals along with ATTICUS ROSS (who worked with Reznor on several NIN projects).

    Neil Young- "Heart Of Gold/Sugar Mountain" 7" (Warner)
    Back in stock on 7" vinyl.

    Quest For Fire- "Lights From Paradise" CD+LP (tee Pee)
    QUEST FOR FIRE are Toronto's most beloved psych rockers. Fusing hard space rock with the plodding primitive thud of fuzzed out garage, QFF set out with pure undeniable power to create their own contemporary take on classic rock and psychedelia. Tee Pee Records is stoked to release the band's second album, 'Lights From Paradise' - a beautiful mash of colorful, dreamy hard rock, Spacemen 3 drone and heavy psychedelic swirl. The band's lineup includes Chad Ross and Andrew Moszynski of now defunct Toronto garage rock greats The Deadly Snakes and Mike Max of former Hamilton hardcore/metal bashers Cursed. Chad and Mike also recently appeared in the touring band for Steve McBean's The Pink Mountaintops.

    Rick White- "137" LPx2 (Blue Fog)
    Rick's (Eric's Trip/Elevator) latest album which takes you on a more subdued, but no less impressive journey. Zoned out mix of acoustic & electric psyche pop.

    Rick White- "Memoreaper" LP (Blue Fog)
    Rick's (Eric's Trip/Elevator) 2nd album. Zoned out mix of acoustic & electric psyche pop.

    Autechre- "Confield" Lpx2 (Warp)
    Earlier album now back in. Good price too.

    Siskiyou- "S/T" LP (Constellation)
    First album from members of Great Lake Swimmers.

    Elevator- "Darkness > Light" CD (Blue Fog)
    Back in stock. Formerly Eric's Trip.

    Elevator- "August" CD (Blue Fog)
    Back in stock. Formerly Eric's Trip.

    $100- "Forest Of Tears" LP (Blue Fog)
    Canadian indie country rock with gal singer.

    Elevator Through- "Vague Premonition" LP (Blue Fog)
    Back in stock. Formerly Eric's Trip.

    Pontiak- "Living" LP (Thrill Jockey)
    Still pumping out the jams consistently, the Carney brothers (Van, Lain, and Jennings) released their fifth album in two years. Like Maker and Sea Voids, it was recorded free from the distractions of city life in their Virginia farm studio. In a turn from the trio’s earlier recordings, which were primarily churned out from first-take jams, Living took more than four months to create. At first listen, there’s not a noticeable difference. The production is unchanged. Any overdubbing is subtle, and everything has a live, loose, and organic vibe. However, there is a change in the group’s approach. As an album designed to be experienced in its entirety, Living has more dynamic ebbs and flows, and the highs and lows take shape more gradually. Alongside the expectedly powerful grunge instrumentals, there are the ominous drone tracks "Original Vestal" and "Second Sun." Take it down another notch, and “Algiers by Day” and “This Is Living” are languid Queens of the Stone Age-esque fuzz-bass grooves with steamy monotone vocals. At their most mellow, the Carneys ease into some acoustic singalongs. “Forms of The” is practically a (gasp!) Grateful Dead ballad. Don’t worry, though. The barnyard-nature music is a nice off-ramp detour, and there are still enough stoner rock guitars and plodding rhythms to keep your inner highway headbanger satisfied.

    Three Mile Pilot- "The Past Is Inevitable" LPx2 (Temporary Residence)
    After 13 years, influential San Diego indie rock trio Three Mile Pilot returned with 2010’s The Inevitable Past Is the Future Forgotten. While the band has always been overshadowed by the members’ more popular side projects (Armistead Burwell Smith IV co-founded Pinback, to be joined later by Tom Zinser, and Pall Jenkins went on to form the Black Heart Procession), 3MP’s reunion album illustrates that they were a defining force in the indie scene -- underground or not. The songs bleed the blood of Pinback and Black Heart, but there’s a magic chemistry between Smith, Zinser, and Jenkins that makes their music unique. The Inevitable Past picks up where 1997’s Another Desert, Another Sea left off, with cathartic but punchy rounds of bass, guitar, and drums accented by piano, organs, and airy vocals. The setting is continually pastoral, but in 3MP's maturity, they’ve developed a more poppy accessibility.

    Do Make Say Think- "Other Truths" LP (Constellation)
    Back in stock.

    Godspeed You Black Emperor- "Lift Your Skinny Fists....." LPx2 (Constellation)
    Back in stock.

    War On Drugs- "Future Weather" LP (Secretly Canadian)
    Mixing the grand-scale guitar attack of Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine with a melodic sense and lyrical perspective that recalls Bob Dylan roaring down Highway 61, Philadelphia's the War on Drugs are the creation of a pair of Dylan fans, Adam Granduciel and Kurt Vile, who met at a party in 2003.

    War On Drugs- "Wagonwheel Blues" LP (Secretly Canadian)
    The first full-length by the War on Drugs is at once an album of its time -- indie rock as collection and collage of classic rock sonic signifiers that rank former tourmates Neil Young and Sonic Youth as equal inspirations -- and something that stretches beyond those expectations. That may sound like damning with faint praise, but given indie's crisis of confidence in itself in the 21st century, finding all sorts of "real" rock to hold on to as a rear-guard action against pop's all-devouring reworking of world-wide sounds, hearing a band that doesn't sound beholden to create some sort of huge statement with their album is rather refreshing. Adam Granduciel's role as frontman is the kind of slightly strangled vocal signifier that could make one group of listeners think of Bob Dylan or Ian Hunter, and another of Half Japanese, while just as similarly the full band lineup seems to want to constantly move easily back and forth between an older set of sounds and a slightly newer one, with a definite bias towards the kind of lush guitar atmospherics that found a congenial home in the U.K. in the '80s and early '90s. (Though sometimes the balance is fully skewed, as with the post-shoegaze chime and shimmer of the instrumental "Coast Reprise.") A sign of the kind of mix-and-match at play comes early on with "Taking the Farm," which sounds as much like the Cocteau Twins as it does like a Tex-Mex romp, while "A Needle in Your Eye #16" might be the slyest Spacemen 3 tribute ever, taking all the elements from that band at its best (droney gospel keyboard vamps, blunt drumming, rapture via psychedelia) and recombining it with their own specific stamp thanks to Granduciel's singing. In all, an unexpected delight.

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