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Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records’ Jamscription

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Brooklyn-based psych-rock label, Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records has started the year off perfectly with their new vinyl subscription service, or “Jamscription” if you will. The label’s first release from Brooklyn’s own amazing Prince Rupert’s Drops came out in November and the next release, from Finnish psychsters Kiki Pau, comes out February 5th.

With BBiB Records’ new Jamscription service, for $75 you can get every 2013 vinyl release from the label delivered to your door…plus some bonus goodies.

Here’s what’s coming from BBiB Records and what you get with your subscription:

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TVD’s Best of 2012:
Mike Newman’s favorite new releases he liked listening to a whole lot, Part 3 of 3

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Hi there, fellow deep-lobed music lovers. 2012 was a fantastic year for music and obviously so, as I could only narrow down my personal Best of List to a hearty 30 releases over 3 separate installments.

I didn’t even include any reissues (like CAN’s ​The Lost Tapes​ or Sensations’ Fix’s Music Is​ Painting in the Air) ​or any 7″ releases. Although I did cheat a little and add a cassette single because I found it to be really special. You’ll see as you peruse the list o’ jams.

Please do keep in mind as you check out this list that I am not a music critic, nor do I have any special schooling that certifies that my taste is better than the guy or gal’s next to me. I simply consume music through many different formats (but always preferably vinyl) out of deep-burning necessity, and here are some things that came out in 2012 that burned the brightest for me—in no particular order. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. And Part 3 follows:

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TVD’s Best of 2012:
Mike Newman’s favorite new releases he liked listening to a whole lot, Part 2 of 3

Hi there, fellow deep-lobed music lovers. 2012 was a fantastic year for music and obviously so, as I could only narrow down my personal Best of List to a hearty 30 releases over 3 separate installments.

I didn’t even include any reissues (like CAN’s ​The Lost Tapes​ or Sensations’ Fix’s Music Is​ Painting in the Air) ​or any 7″ releases. Although I did cheat a little and add a cassette single because I found it to be really special. You’ll see as you peruse the list o’ jams.

Please do keep in mind as you check out this list that I am not a music critic, nor do I have any special schooling that certifies that my taste is better than the guy or gal’s next to me. I simply consume music through many different formats (but always preferably vinyl) out of deep-burning necessity, and here are some things that came out in 2012 that burned the brightest for me—in no particular order. Part 1 here. Part 3 coming soon.

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TVD’s Best of 2012:
Mike Newman’s favorite new releases he liked listening to a whole lot, Part 1 of 3

Hi there, fellow deep-lobed music lovers. 2012 was a fantastic year for music and obviously so, as I could only narrow down my personal Best of List to a hearty 30 releases over 3 separate installments.

I didn’t even include any reissues (like CAN’s ​The Lost Tapes​ or Sensations’ Fix’s Music Is​ Painting in the Air) ​or any 7″ releases. Although I did cheat a little and add a cassette single because I found it to be really special. You’ll see as you peruse the list o’ jams.

Please do keep in mind as you check out this list that I am not a music critic, nor do I have any special schooling that certifies that my taste is better than the guy or gal’s next to me. I simply consume music through many different formats (but always preferably vinyl) out of deep-burning necessity, and here are some things that came out in 2012 that burned the brightest for me—in no particular order. Parts 2 and 3 coming soon.

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TVD Vinyl Giveaway: Prince Rupert’s Drops, Run Slow

Prince Rupert’s Drops is a Brooklyn band that’s been around for several years now honing their craft, waiting for just the right moment to unleash a perfectly-nuanced collection of jams. And now we have these recordings in all their majesty, care of the brand-new Brooklyn-based label, Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records.

Dig some recent glowing press for Prince Rupert’s Drops:

“…the way the songs of Prince Rupert’s Drops hang together so exquisitely, forming an album that boasts an enormously ear-pleasing equilibrium, equal parts psychedelic strength and folky fragility, balladry merging with badass-ery. Songs long and short, with vocals male and female, merge together in a way that manages to paint a sonic scene of effortless symmetry.”
Revolt of the Apes

“The album is full of creative guitar leads, as well as out there sing a long hooks. With the accompany of male and female lead vocals, each song bends through the album to create universal choir of diverse mixtures.”
Sir Psych’s Psychedelic Shack

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Sandy Relief Shows in Brooklyn this Weekend

There are a couple great Hurricane Sandy benefit shows going on in Brooklyn this weekend. So, not only can you hear and see some great local music, you can help out locally.

And if you are local, then you damn well know that relief efforts are far from over. Keep the love comin’, people!

First up, tonight, Breakthru Radio Presents: Friend Roulette , Flying Pace, Bright Brown, Katie Mullins at Union Hall. You might remember Friend Roulette from a “Grooves Shared” piece we did here at TVD with FR’s Matt Meade. You can find all the info here on the event’s FB page.

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TVD Recommends: Prince Rupert’s Drops, Endless Boogie, and
1-800-BAND, 11/17

Brooklyn psych outfit, Prince Rupert’s Drops, released their stellar debut album Run Slow this week and are celebrating that fact at Wild Kingdom DIY space in Brooklyn on Saturday. And any band who isn’t afraid of following the mighty Endless Boogie must be a force to be reckoned with!

Wild Kingdom: 97 S. 6th—between Bedford and Berry. Saturday, 11/17, 9pm

You can order Prince Rupert’s Drops ​Run Slow ​on vinyl, cassette, or digi right here. And RSVP for the release show on Facebook.

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Vinyl Video:
Tame Impala, “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”

I do believe you’ve heard you some Tame Impala before as these dudes are getting huge. But it’s for good reason, for once! A little justice for great music.

Take a look & listen to their trippy new one for “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” from the new Lonerism album.

Tame Impala plays NYC’s Webster Hall Saturday night with the aptly titled Swedish band, The Amazing. If you can score a ticket, it is not to be missed! Happy to say, I’ll be there.

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TVD Recommends: Psychic Ills, Guardian Alien, Starring at the Knitting Factory, 11/9

Hey NYC cats, I hope you’re getting back to some degree of normalcy since Hurricane Sandy, and that you have – and continue to – lend support to those still suffering.

Well, if you’ve been a bigger homebody than you’re used to the last couple weeks like I have since trains have been fucked, then get back in the NY groove by seeing some excellent live music on Friday night with Psychic Ills, Guardian Alien and Starring at the Knitting Factory.

Check out headliners Psychic Ills if you haven’t yet been enchanted.

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How to Help Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

If this is what the Scorpions meant by being rocked like a hurricane, then the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut tri-state will pass on the offer next time…thank you very much, Klaus Meine.

Jam-rocker Trey Anastasio from Phish (seen above in Red Hook, photo by John Del Signore at Gothamist) was among the multitudes of people who helped in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts over the weekend. And since people will be needing help, food, supplies, warmth and more for quite some time going forward, we all need to find time to volunteer as often as we can. So, I wanted to provide some good ways and resources for getting involved.

I’m sure if you are in the area, the opportunities to help have presented themselves to you in many ways and many of you have already been pitching in or have plans to. But as for people outside of the tri-state area who are wondering what are some of the best ways to help, well I’m glad you asked. Dig this list:

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TVD Vinyl Giveaway: The Paperhead, Focus in on the Looking Glass

All right, Nashville’s young pop-psych outfit The Paperhead is definitely one of my favorite new bands out there now. And this ​Focus in on the Looking Glass LP, originally recorded in 2009/10 and released on cassette on Infinity Cat when the lads were a mere 17/18 years old, is delightfully-far out ear and mind candy.

So what better time than Halloween season for us to hand out some of that candy to you? Thanks to the good folks at Ample Play, we have a copy for one lucky commenter.

So to be entered to win The Paperhead’s ​Focus in on the Looking Glass ​comment below with your favorite candy, psychedelic or otherwise.

One winner will be chosen on Monday, November 5th and we are able to accommodate European entries too, so fire away!

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CAN’s The Lost Tapes
to be issued on vinyl

Oh yeah, lovers of legendary Krautrockers CAN were hoping for this one. The amazing treasure trove of previously-unreleased delights known as ​The Lost Tapes ​was released on CD and digital this year by MUTE/Spoon records, but most CAN fans were hoping for a proper vinyl release. Because of the overwhelming demand, The Lost Tapes will be released as a 5 LP box set on 180g vinyl on December 4th.

“The Lost Tapes was curated by Irmin Schmidt and Daniel Miller, compiled by Irmin Schmidt and Jono Podmore and edited by Jono Podmore. The vinyl issue of The Lost Tapes will come with a 24” square poster and a 28 page booklet with sleeve notes by Irmin Schmidt and Ian Harrison.

Lost Tapes were discovered when the legendary CAN studio in Weilerswist was sold to the German Rock N Pop Museum. The new owners sentimentally preserved everything, including the army mattresses that covered the walls for sound protection, and relocated it to Gronau.

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TONIGHT!
The Vinyl District at the CMJ Music Marathon

Hey, if you’re in NYC for CMJ madness, then you need to come kick things off with us at The Vinyl District / Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records / Easy Apple Showcase at Arlene’s Grocery on the Lower East Side Tuesday night. The bands are incredible. How do I know? I helped curate ’em! 

Doors at 7pm and here’s the lineup  in this running order: Street SmellsThe Midnight HollowQuiltThe RevivalistsPrince Rupert’s DropsCaddywhompus.

Read more about all the bands here and here’s the Facebook invite. Hope to see you there!

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The Vinyl District at the CMJ Music Marathon

Hey, if you’re in NYC for CMJ madness, then you need to come kick things off with us at The Vinyl District / Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records / Easy Apple Showcase at Arlene’s Grocery on the Lower East Side Tuesday night. The bands are incredible. How do I know? I helped curate ’em! 

Doors at 7pm and here’s the lineup  in this running order: Street SmellsThe Midnight HollowQuiltThe RevivalistsPrince Rupert’s DropsCaddywhompus.

Read more about all the bands here and here’s the Facebook invite. Hope to see you there!

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TVD Recommends:
The Brooklyn Record Riot!, 10/14

This is a no-brainer for the weekend, record heads! There’s beer, Polish grub, DJs, and over 50 tables of hot wax for sale.

Here are the details:
Sunday, October 14th, 2012, 12PM – 7PM
Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave., Brooklyn, NY  11222

$3.00 regular admission | $20.00 early admission from 10AM – Noon

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