New Tobacco from upcoming album Ultima II Massage. Basically it takes off where Demon Queen left off, and if you’re a fan, then you’re already on top of this.
Tobacco - Ultima II Massage 2XLP is on Ltd to 1000 hand-dipped rainbow swirl vinyl each One-of-a-Kind. 400 of those are already sold out from their Radcult store, with 500 available from the label. There are another 5,000 standard weight on yellow vinyl, but that’s no fun. Tobacco, BMSR and friends always have the sickest vinyl releases, and this one will likely go quickly as usual. Pre-order from Ghostly now.
Just heard this on NPR. One of 14 songs by a slew of artists on a super cool upcoming Record Store Day release called Space Project. Each song incorporates unique space sounds recorded from the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes.
The ‘sounds’ recorded by the Voyager probes aren’t sounds in the conventional sense; rather, they are electromagnetic radiation fluctuations in the magnetosphere of the planets, moons, and large asteroids the Voyager probes traveled near. Each celestial body is composed of different elements, has its own size and mass, and therefore sounds unique.
There are seven pairs of songs about different celestial bodies—see the breakdown below.
A Porcelain Raft: “Giove” B The Antlers: “Jupiter”
A Mutual Benefit: “Terraform” B Anna Meredith: “Miranda”
A The Spiritualized Mississippi Space Program: “Always Together With You (The Bridge Song)” B The Holydrug Couple: “Amphitrites Lost”
A Youth Lagoon: “Worms” B Blues Control: “Blues Danube”
A Beach House: “Saturn Song” B Zomes: “Moonlet”
A Absolutely Free: “EARTH I” B Jesu: “Song of Earth”
A Benoit & Sergio: “Long Neglected Words” B Larry Gus: “Sphere of Io (For Georg Cantor)”
This is the first single from their upcoming sophomore album.
If you missed the first album from Warm Soda, do yourself a favor and go check it out. Pure pop genius. I never tire of Jeanie Loves Pop. Keep an eye out for when the records goes up for sale from Castle Face, as I’m sure they’ll be a Ltd color edition to go quick.
Being a die hard Death Waltz fan, I’ve been waiting for them to pick up a vinyl release of the soundtrack to Rosemary’s Baby, one of the all time best horror films. But apparently Waxworks Records, another recently started cult film vinyl label, has beat them to it. This originally went up for pre-order in December, promptly crashing the label site because of high demand. Clearly this is a soundtrack people are especially excited about. I especially appreciate the excellent care taken to the releases album art, one of the few included posters that I’ll definitely be hanging up. There was a Ltd to 200 variant that was supposed to be the first of its kind in a new type of record that I don’t completely understand from the description…I’m imaging two different color vinyl maybe fused together? If anyone was lucky enough to purchase one of them, it’d be awesome if you could post or send me an image?
The first 200 customers will receive the very special variant presented in a never-before created vinyl effect: An independently double colored / sided record. SIDE A features a baby blue marble and SIDE B features a deep blood red marble. This special variant is a solid 12″ LP and weighs in at 200 grams. This record is a first of it’s kind.
Rosemary’s Baby soundtrack is still available on Ltd 180 gram clear vinyl, black with burgundy haze, and special double sided / colored vinyl (Blue and Deep Red) from Waxworks Records here
Exclusive new b-side to the bonus 7” that came with Too True pre-orders.
Not sure if the fancy colored Loser Edition is still available? But these 7”s are definitely not with the album dropping this past Tuesday. I’m very impressed with Too True as an album, especially after their last album, Only In Dreams felt like a slight disappointment. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t a bad album, but it was a drastic change in only a year from their more raw debut sound, and I just missed that style.
Sonically they’ve evolved even more since their last album, only for the better, and now I’m ready to embrace the changes. While Only In Dreams felt like a transition, Too True sounds fully developed. The raw riot grrrl tracks are long gone, and have transformed into 80s inspired ballads with Dee Dee more often crooning. I can’t help but hear Madonna in her vocals, especially on Too True to Be Good and In the Wake of You.
Its a big change, but I appreciate the effort taken to make the whole album flow together seamlessly. It deserves to be heard as an Album from start to finish.
Keep Shelly in Athens share a new track, ‘Old Time Glory’, in homage to singer Sarah P, who announced her departure from the band this past weekend, in order to focus on her other projects.
Sarah has been the vocalist for Keep Shelly in Athens since their inception in 2010, and her influence will always be treasured.
Moving forward, Keep Shelly in Athens will continue with a new singer - as well as occasional collaborations with guest vocalists. A new album will be announced later this year.
I’m dubious to say the least about the vocals for Keep Shelly in Athens changing up. Distinguishing vocals are rarely something easily switched up, and I find it hard to believe that Sarah has better projects to work on than the band. But hopefully my skepticism is ill warranted, as I do love the band and I’m still psyched for a new album later this year.
The Head Technician of Pye Corner Audio is the master of chillingly dark dystopian synths. The far darker and paranoid side of Boards of Canada, with no bright light pop moments. I savor every moment of it, and I’m thrilled to see Type Records picking up an ultra fancy pressing of the Black Mill Tapes Volumes 3 & 4 to match elegant first double set. That first double volume from Type is near impossible to find now, and you’ll be shelling out over a $100 for the Ltd first color pressing. So if you’re already a fan, don’t hesitate grabbing this one before the purple/green variant is gone.
Pye Corner Audio - Black Mill Tapes Volumes 3 & 4 2XLP is up for pre-order on Boomkat now. No word on the number for the colored pressing, but I know the Black Mills Volume 1 & 2 was Ltd to 100 copies for the first green and blue pressing…