The TVD Record Store Club for 12/18/15

Welcome to the TVD Record Store Club for the week ending 12/18/15.

The TVD Record Store Club is another free feature we’ve added to The TVD Record Store Locator App that recently relaunched refreshed and rebranded. The Club points to a record store agenda that we’re assembling for your weekend now that new release vinyl lands in stores on Fridays—AND for the early part of the week coming when those mom and pops could use the foot traffic.

Every Thursday we’ll be tipping you off right here at TVD—and within the app at the Club tab—to releases of merit newly on store shelves, along with in-store ticket giveaways you can win by simply waving the app, pricing incentives, contests, cool partner initiatives, and a host of surprises we’re looking forward to putting in your pocket on the regular.

Here’s the last slate of records for your 2015 radar—new from Baroness (for which we have the scoop on a gift with purchase in participating stores), the new Pantera vinyl box set, Deafheaven, and The Flaming Lips will usher in your new year.

Baroness, Purple | Purple is the fourth album from Baroness, produced by Dave Fridmann.

Limited edition Purple cassette gift with purchase while supplies last at the record shops listed below.

Pantera, The Complete Studio Albums 1990-2000 (5 LP Colored Vinyl w/7″ Vinyl Single) | With their 1990 album Cowboys From Hell, Pantera debuted their signature sound and invigorated the metal scene while enlisting legions of devoted fans around the world. For the next decade, the band continued to ascend to the top of the music world, earning four platinum albums and, with 1994’s Far Beyond Driven, a #1 debut on the Billboard album chart.

To celebrate Pantera’s raucous legacy, Rhino will release both a new 5-LP boxed set and single disc compilation. The Complete Studio Albums 1990-2000, compiled of Cowboys From Hell (1990), Vulgar Display Of Power (1992), Far Beyond Driven (1994), The Great Southern Trendkill (1996), and Reinventing The Steel (2000).

Deafheaven, New Bermuda (Limited Edition, Deluxe 2LP Set, Includes Download Card) | San Francisco’s Deafheaven found massive critical success when their 2013 album Sunbather was an unexpected crossover hit, earning the band a 92/100 Metacritic score and ending the year as the best reviewed album of 2013. No one could have anticipated a band that drew from equal parts Weakling and My Bloody Valentine ascending to such heights, and that incomprehensibility added to the band’s singularity and allure.

Two years later, founding members George Clarke and Kerry McCoy began working on their ANTI debut, New Bermuda, with a new perspective. Says Clarke: “Sunbather yearned for something better. New Bermuda focuses on the idea of false promise, achieving something and wondering if it’s what you really wanted in the first place.” McCoy shares that sentiment: “Sunbather sounds like people who have nothing but are satisfied with life. There’s an uplifting quality to it. But New Bermuda is a very tense record.”

McCoy cites death metal demigods Dissection and Morbid Angel, the blackened death pioneers Behemoth, and Cliff Burton-era Metallica as influences on the new album. As New Bermuda progresses, Deafheaven travels further outside of their comfort zone, feasting on other niches of underground metal and offsetting the blunt force of their feral rage with more complex and nuanced beauty. A sophisticated and subdued pop element kicks off “Baby Blue”, before the band abruptly shifts into an amalgam of NWOBHM’s anthemic urgency and thrash metal’s racing chugs.

There’s a brief comedown where the band veers into the musique concrete soundscapes and hushed melodrama of early Godspeed You! Black Emperor before “Come Back” resumes the band’s merciless assault of stampeding drums and vitriolic guitar harmonies, only to shift mid-song into the somber territories of 4AD’s early catalog. Which is not to say that Deafheaven have softened their approach; New Bermuda offers the most punishing music of the band’s career in the wake of their greatest success.

The Flaming Lips, Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997 (Explicit) (5LP) | Clouds Taste Metallic, the band’s seventh album, is considered one of The Lips’ best and earned them much critical fanfare. All-Music called it “a masterful collection that completes the Flaming Lips’ odyssey into the pop stratosphere” and compared it to the Beach Boys’ definitive album Pet Sounds. Released on September 19th, 1995, Clouds Taste Metallic is also the last Lips album to feature guitarist Ronald Jones.

Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997, will be released in several configurations, including a three-CD set (plus digital equivalents) and a numbered, limited edition five-LP box set. (Individual vinyl LPs will be released at a later date.) The Official Flaming Lips Store will carry an exclusive numbered and colored vinyl version of the five-LP box set along with three exclusive out-of-print t-shirts and three out-of-print posters, designed by Wayne that were originally sold during the Clouds era, that will be limited to a one time run.

The CD set will include three discs. The first features the entirety of Clouds Taste Metallic plus the rarities The King Bug Laughs (Oddities and Rarities) (a collection of previously unreleased, promo-only, and compilation-only tracks gathered together and available for the first time ever in one place). The second is a promo-only compilation CD entitled Due To High Expectations The Flaming Lips Are Providing Needles For Your Balloons, and the third is a previously unreleased live recording of the band’s club show at Moe’s captured in Seattle on May 10th, 1996.

New and Classic Albums for Your Walls

Courtesy of Level Frames—and exclusively for TVD readers and app users, receive 15% off your initial purchase and FREE shipping for the holidays!

Album covers make up some of the most recognizable and culturally significant imagery of all time. Level Frames is inspired to honor and elevate this artform with a unique method of framing actual records such that the album cover shows in full while the vinyl peeks out of its sleeve.

Level Frames starts with 100% authentic vinyl records, using audiophile grade pressings when available, brand new, and never touched by human hands.

Each frame is then made from sustainably-harvested American-grown wood, with custom cut, 6-ply, acid-free matting holding the cover and vinyl in place. Protecting everything is a framers grade, anti-reflective acrylic that blocks potentially harmful UV rays and cuts down on glare. The hand-selected materials and artisan craftsmanship create the perfect way to showcase appreciation for your favorite artists’ mastery of their craft.

Nearly 100 titles are already available framed starting at $170, and we are hunting down even more by special request.

Head to Level Frames for 15% off and free shipping!
This exclusive TVD Record Store Club offer ends on 12/31/15.

Electric Fetus – Minneapolis, MN
Electric Fetus – Duluth, MN
Exclusive Co – Oshkosh, WI
Dearborn Music – Dearborn, MI
Shake it – Cincinnati, OH
Homer’s – Omaha, NE
Strictly Discs – Madison, WI
Culture Clash – Toldeo, OH
Laurie’s – Chicago, IL
Vertigo – Grand Rapids, MI
Finders – Bowling Green, OH
Greenlight – Kalamazoo, MI
Magnolia T- Pussy – Columbus, OH
Record Den – Mentor, OH
ZZZ – Des Moines, IA
Rolling Stone – Norridge, IL
Luna – Indianapolis, IN
Landlocked – Bloomington, IN
Neat Neat Neat – Ft. Wayne, IN
Karma – Indianapolis, IN
Waiting Room – Normal, IL
Wazoo – Ann Arbor, MI
Spoonful – Columbus, OH
Kiss The Sky – Batavia, IL
Madcity Music – Madison, WI
Down In The Valley – Golden Valley, MN
Reckless Records – Chicago, IL
Indy CD – Indianapolis, IN
Dave’s – Chicago, IL
Exile on Main St. – Champaign, IL
Flat Black & Circular – East Lansing, MI
UHF – Royal Oaks, MI
Plaid Room Records – Loveland, OH
Lost Weekend – Columbus, OH
Radio Kaos – Stevens Point, WI
Toad Hall – Rockford, IL
Wooden Nickel – Ft. Wayne, IN
Street Corner Music – Oak Park, MI
Omega – Dayton, OH
Algonquin Records – Algonquin, IL
Music Saves – Cleveland, OH
Used Kids – Columbus, OH
Rush Mor – Milwaukee, WI
Records Per Minute – Columbus, OH
Joe’s Records – Evansville, IN
Shugah Records – Chicago, IL
Barely Bros – Minneapolis, MN
Know Name – Minneapolis, MN
Encore Records – Ann Arbor, MI
Mad Hatter – Fondulac, WI
Mill City Sound – Hopkins, MN
Moondog – Dubuque, IA
Rediscover Records – Elgin, IL
Square Records – Akron, OH
Amoeba – LA, CA
Amoeba – SF, CA
Amoeba – BK, CA
Cactus – Houston, TX
End of An Ear – Austin, TX
Euclid – St Louis, MO
Fingerprints – Long Beach, CA
Good Records – Dallas, TX
Guestroom – OKC, OK
Independent – Colorado Springs, CO
Lou’s Records – Encinitas, CA
Mills Record Co. – Kansas City, MO
Rhino – Claremont, CA
Salzers – Ventura, CA
Stinkweeds – Phoenix, AZ
Superfly – San Marcos, TX
Twist and Shout – Denver, CO
Vintage Vinyl – St Louis, MO
Waterloo – Austin, TX
Zia Records – Phoenix, AZ
Jack’s Music Shop – Red Bank, NJ
Mad Platter – West Chester, PA
Princeton Record Exchange – Princeton, NJ
Scotti’s Record Shop – Summit, NJ
Pure Pop – Burlington, VT
Vintage Vinyl – Fords, NJ
Looney Tunes – West Babylon, NY
BK Music – Richmond, VA
Young Ones – Kutztown, PA
Angry Young and Poor – Lancaster, PA
Gallery of Sound – Wilkes-Barre, PA
Darkside Records – Poughkeepsie, NY
Creep Records – Philadelphia, PA
The Groove Record Shop – Norfolk, VA
Daves Music Mine – Pittsburgh, PA
Exile On Main St – Branford, CT
Lakeshore Record Exchange – Rochester, NY
Repo Records – Philadelphia, PA
Plan 9 – Richmond, VA
Record Theatre – Buffalo, NY
Audioccult – Beacon, NY
Bull Moose – Portland, ME
Cheap Thrills – Princeton, WV
The Record Exchange – Silver Spring, MD
Crooked Beat – Washington, DC
Criminal Records – Atlanta, Georgia
Disc Exchange – Knoxville, TN
Park Ave CDs – Orlando, FL
Monster Music – Charleston, SC
Grimey’s – Nashville, TN
School Kids – Raleigh, NC
Sunbrimmer Records – Atlanta, GA
Oz Music – Tuscaloosa, AL
Arkansas Record Exchange – Little Rock, AR
Daddy Kool Records – St Petersburg, FL
T-Bones – Hattiesburg, MS
CD Cellar – Anniston, AL
CD Central – Lexington, KY
Bull City Records – Durham, NC
Earshot – Greenville, SC
Lunchbox Records – Charlotte, NC
Decatur CD – Decatur, Georgia
Earshot – Winston-Salem, NC
Schoolkids # 2 – Durham, NC
Wax N Facts – Atlanta, GA
Harvest Records – Asheville, NC
Wuxtry – Athens, GA
Wuxtry – Decatur, GA
The Groove – Nashville, TN
East West Records – Orlando, FL
Radio Active – Fort Lauderdale, FL
The End OF All Music – Oxford, MS
Seasick Records – Birmingham, AL
Horizon Records – Greenville SC
Central Square – Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Guestroom Records – Louisville, KY
Mojo Vinyl – Roswell, GA
Peaches – New Olreans, LA
Fantasyland Records – Atlanta, GA
Euclid Records – New Orleans, LA
Gravity Records – Wilimington, NC
Wild Honey Records – Knoxville, TN
Sweat Records – Miami, FL
Fond Object – Nashville, TN
Al Bums Record Shoppe – Acworth, GA
Sounds Good Music – St. Lucie, FL
Graveface Records – Savannah, GA
Half Price Books – 14 states
Graywhale – SLC area, UT
Music Millennium – Portland, OR
East Street Records – Seattle, WA
Silver Platters LLC – Seattle, WA
1-2-3-4 Go! Records – SF & Oakland, CA
Rainy Day Record Co. – Olympia, WA
Streetlight Records – San Jose & Santa Cruz, CA
2nd Avenue Records – Portland, OR
Dimple Records – Sacramento, CA
Everyday Music – 2 WA & 3 OR
Rasputin Music – Bay area, CA
Boo Boo Records INC. – San Luis Obispo, CA
Jackpot Records – Portland, OR
Hi-Voltage Records – Tacoma, WA

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