Bon Iver Listening Party

Head on down to End of an Ear tomorrow for the listening party of Bon Iver’s new self titled release that comes out tomorrow at 6pm.  They’ll have a limited number of bonus CD’s with purchase plus free posters to give away. Also available for purchase exclusively at End of an Ear tomorrow will be copies of the “Calgary” 12 inch that will not be hitting other stores until July 5.

While you’re there check out some of these new releases available at the store:

Pop / Rock

Black Country Communion “2” CD (J&R Adventures) 2011 sophomore album from the English-American Rock supergroup featuring bassist-vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze, Black Sabbath), blues rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin) and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater).
Bonnie “Prince” Billy “There is No God” 10″ (Drag City) Limited.
Cliffie Sawn “Memories Come True” LP (Drag City) Previously known as Lights. Sophia Knapp and Linnea Vedder sing with the voices of angels dragged through Nashville and Laurel Canyon in the ’70s.
Dolly Mixture “Remember This: The Singles Collection 1980-1984” LP (For Us) Now available on vinyl. Collects all four singles plus the “Fireside” 12″ EP.
Glasgow Smile “Precious” CD New noise walls from Houston. Harsh.
Jesus and Mary Chain “Automatic” LP (Plain) Now reissued on vinyl.
Junior Boys “It’s All True” CD (Domino) Their 4th album.
McCartney, Paul “McCartney” CD (Hear Music) Recorded within months of the Beatles official breakup, this has aged really well. Up there with “Ram” in terms of light yet charming pop music.
McCartney, Paul “McCartney II” CD (Hear Music) A seriously underrated record, this one is from 1980 when Paul was definitely smoking maximum amounts of weed. There’s a happy-isolationist quality to the proceedings that gives it a pretty unique feel. Plus hearing the ex-Beatle sing in a variety of falsettos over a bed of Arp synths and tape-sped drum fills is utterly amazing. Now remastered with a bonus disc of tracks that will leave you laughing and confused… in a good way.
Neil Young “A Treasure” CD (Reprise) 12-track live album, includes songs (5 of which are previously unreleased) recorded during Young’s 1984 and 1985 U.S. tours.
Sebadoh “Bakesale” CD/LP (Sub Pop) Reissued on vinyl and CD.
Segall, Ty “Goodbye Bread” CD/LP (Drag City) His 5th album.
Segall, Ty “I can’t feel it” 7″ (Drag City)
Thin Lizzy “s/t” LP Debut album reissued.
Vetiver “The Errant Charm” CD/LP (Sub Pop) Their 5th album.

Punk

Axemen “Three Virgins” 2LP (Siltbreeze) The second entry in Siltbreeze’s Axemen reissue series, Scary! Part III originally saw light as a cassette-only release in 1989.
Cramps “De Lux Album” LP Early 7″ and 12″ tracks.
Crazy Spirit “I’m Dead” 7″ (Mata La Musica) New 2-song single.
Eskorbuto “Eskizofrenia” LP (Munster) Reissue of debut 1985 LP. Spanish punk at it’s finest.
Hygiene “Public Sector” LP On their debut album, Hygiene take the listener on a post-pub stagger through the concrete walkways and underpasses of Britain’s decline. Equal doses of stark minimalism and plodding post-punk fury.
Isterismo “Tokyo Crusties” LP (540) Ear-bleeding Tokyo noise punk in the vein greats like Confuse and Disorder.
Just Urbain “Everybody loves” 7″ (540) Classic Aussie teen punk, originally issued on the legendary Savage/Shake label.
Nerveskade “Noise Pollution” 7″ (540) New single from young Portland noise punks.
Shitty Limits “Speculate/Accumulate” 12″ Debut album from ‘Britain’s best punk band’. Combining influences from 60’s garage, 70’s punk and 80’s hardcore.
Slaughter “Nocturnal Karnage” LP (Agipunk) Includes tracks from the Nocturnal Hell 7″ and the Bloody Karnage demo.
Slowmotions “Operation Anagram” 7″ (540) New single from Japanese punk band.
Wire “1976 Demo” LP Early, raw and totally awesome as you would guess.
Young Identities “New Trends” 7″ (540) Classic Aussie teen punk, originally issued on the legendary Savage/Shake label.

Metal

Hooded Menace / ILSA “split” LP (Contagion) Edition of 500. Hooded Menace from Finland, Ilsa from Washington DC.
Motorhead “Overnight Sensation” LP German edition of their 1996 album.
Motorhead “Snake Bite Love” LP German LP edition of their 1998 studio album.
Possessed “The Demos 1984-1993” LP With liner notes.
Sepultura “Rare Tracks ’85-’91” LP

 

Prog / Psych

Carter, Christina “Lace Heart” LP (Root Strata) Back in stock.
Carter, Christina “Texas Blues Working” CD (Blackest Rainbow)
Charalambides “Increase” LP (Eclipse Records) Back in stock.
Charalambides “Our Bed is Green” LP (Timelag) Back in stock.
Scorces “Dreamers of Decadence” CD (Volcanic Tongue) aka Christina Carter & Heather Leigh Murray.
These Trails “s/t” CD (Drag City) Digitally remastered edition of this extremely rare 1973 album. An album of music originally made by everyday-people-type inhabitants of Hawaii. Nonetheless, it was a powerful expression that stands with up other recently discovered heroes of the private press world, such as Linda Perhacs and Gary Higgins.

Reggae

Big Youth “Screaming Target” LP Classic 1973 reggae album, re-issued on 180g vinyl.
I Roy “Gussie Presenting I Roy” LP 1973 toaster classic, featuring titles like “Screw Face” & “Cow Town Skank”.

Techno / Electronic / Disco

Ford & Lopatin “Channel Pressure” CD (Software) Wow, full-on synth pop from Mr. Oneohtrix and his friend Mr. Ford. Synths, vocoders, strings and pads… quoting the softer side of the early ’80s.
Holy Other “With U” CD (Tri Angle) Debut release by elusive producer Holy Other. Witchhouse for the summer.
Vladislav Delay Quartet “s/t” CD/2LP (Honest Jon’s Records) Recorded at the former Radio Yugoslavia studios in Belgrade. Vladislav Delay (drums, percussion), Lucio Capece (saxophone, bass clarinet), Derek Shirley (double bass) and Mika Vainio (electronics, live processing).
Wilhite, Rick “Analog Aquarium” CD (Still Music) Debut album from Detroit house producer and Features contributions from Osunlade, Theo Parrish, Billy Love and Malik Pittman.
v/a “Deep Disco & Boogie Vol. 1 (Part 1)” 12″ (Kindred Spirits Netherlands) The A-side features a sought-after extended mix of an ultra-rare disco track by China Burton, and on the flip you’ll find the in-demand boogie cut “Set It Out” by Razzmatazz.

World

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou “The 1st Album (1973)” CD (Analog Africa Germany) Early recordings from early ’70s Benin.
Rob “Funky Rob Way” CD (Analog Africa Germany) More awesome afro-rock from this unfailing label, this time from late ’70s Ghana.
v/a “The Rhythms of Black Peru” LP (Secret Stash) Vnyl only (+MP3 download card) compilation. Introduction to this percussion driven fusion of African rhythms and Latin melodies.

DVD

Eno, Brian “1971-1977: The Man Who Fell To Earth” DVD (Sexy Intellectual) This is one of those unauthorized docs that are mostly comprised of independent critics commenting on an artist’s work. Still, at 154 minutes run time there is definitely some rare material, TV interviews, behind the scenes footage, etc. assembled by fans for fans.
Foo Fighters “Back and Forth” DVD (RCA) Chronicles their 16 year history.

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