Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Notable Vinyl Releases for 09.22.09
Beastie Boys, Hello Nasty
The final B-Boys remaster is now available. In this writers humble opinion this is where it started to go south. The key word is started, though, as this is still a great addition and a must for a complete collection. To be fair, even though this record came out all the way back in 1998 they have only had one proper follow up since (2004's To the 5 Boroughs, which wasn't all bad either). Still patiently awaiting Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 1 as well
Diversions aside, this is available on a variety of different formats that will affect your listening pleasure and your bank account accordingly.
A lil' slice of the late 90's:
Volcano Choir, Unmap
The collaboration between Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and Collections of Colonies of Bees. Haven't heard too much off of this one, but you probably know what it sounds like already.
Volcano Choir - "Island, IS"
Willie Nelson, Phases and Stages
Can't find too many details about this Rhino reissue that comes out today but it's probably a 180 gram pressing and the songs are bound to sound as great as they did when this was first released in 1974.
For those unfamiliar, Phases and Stages chronicles the breakup of a marriage with the first half of the record being told from the wife's perspective and the second half from the husband's. Can you call it a classic? Sure, you can call it anything you want but it's certainly a must have for even casual Nelson fans.
Willie wasn't available to perform you a song from Phases and Stages, so we have the equally excellent Waylon Jennings here to play you "It's Not Supposed To Be That Way".
Take it away Waylon!
Order Phases and Stages
A highly blogged about band worth their hype? It's rare that those exist these days but you can count Girls amongst the short list.
Chances are you're already burnt out on "Hellhole Ratrace" (especially if you listen to Sirius XMU). But take one moment out from being a jaded, hateful music consumer and enjoy a truly great song when it comes around.
I'd absolutely love it if J. Spaceman covered this tune sometime in the near future.
"Lust For Life":