New LITA Release | Goldberg – ‘Misty Flats’

June 30th, 2015

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Following on the heels of Songs From Suicide Bridge, we are proud to present Misty Flats, another loner folk gem. This time, the music comes to us from Minneapolis singer-songwriter Goldberg and album producer Michael Yonkers. Recorded in ’74 at the tail end of the Vietnam war, while Goldberg’s stint in a would-be successful band was coming to a close, the theme of Misty Flats is transition. In the words of Goldberg himself, the album inhabits ‘”neither the high road, nor the low road, but somewhere in between.” This mood, combined with imagery from the old Hollywood movies that were a constant in Goldberg’s nomadic childhood, creates something very special indeed.

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This is an album to listen to in full. Put it on ’round midnight and let it wash over you.

Misty Flats is now available for preorder in both clear and black wax and will be available for purchase August 14th.

Opening track ‘Hollywood’ sets the tone for the rest of the album:

 

 

Because this release is on our imprint label Future Days, unfortunately it is not included in the current vinyl subscription. However, vinyl subscribers can still use their 15% discount to purchase it! 

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Welcome To The Fam, Drag City!

June 25th, 2015

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We are now distributing titles from Chicago-based experimental indie label Drag City Records!

The label was founded in 1990 by a couple of Dans of the Koretzky and Osborn variety and since then has helped bring to the public music from such brilliant and unique artists as Joanna Newsom, Jessica Pratt, Will Oldham, Bill Callahan, Six Organs Of Admittance and Pavement.

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We are big fans of the label and are stoked to be bringing you music from the likes of Meg Baird, The Cairo Gang, and Gazebo Effect. Stay tuned for more news on these releases and check out what we’ve got in so far!

 

 

New LITA Release | Lizzy Mercier Descloux – Press Color!

June 25th, 2015


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Parisian poet, painter, actor, and musician, Lizzy Mercier Descloux was an influential character in the New York underground scene during the late seventies and early eighties, blazing around the Lower East Side of NYC with her playful, effortlessly cool and loose punk music. Press Colorher first full-length album, was originally released on ZE Records in 1979. Today we present to you our newly remastered reissue of the cult classic as an expanded double LP pressed on ‘Yves Klein Blue’ wax. The reissue features liner notes by Vivien Goldman and includes an 18×24 poster. Press Color is the first release of our five album series showcasing the impassioned work of Mercier Descloux.

 

Available: August 14, 2015

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 Here’s one of our favorite tracks from the album, ‘Jim On The Move’:

Below, watch an incredible video from 1979 French TV of Mercier Descloux performing “Fire,” another top track from Press Color. The clip also includes a special cameo from Serge Gainsbourg!

Donnie & Joe Father’s Day Sale

June 19th, 2015

Donnie & Joe wouldn’t exist without their pops’ support. He was their first and best fan. Yay, dads! To celebrate the old guys, we’re offering both Donnie & Joe Emerson albums at a big ol’ discount.

The album came out in ’79, so we’re offering the CDs for $7 and the LPs for $9. We’ve still got awesome color wax LPs and getting those babies for $9 bux is a crazy sweet deal!

Bonus, every purchase will come with a free Donnie & Joe Mixtape, a mix of our favorite tracks from both albums on cassette.

The discount will only be live through these here links:

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If you just search for the titles on the site, they won’t be the discounted pages, so click these links or you’ll miss out! Sale runs Friday through Sunday.

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‘I was the type of person who tried to support my kids, so I built them a studio. We spent a lot of money, probably we shouldn’t've. But you just can’t hardly help yourself but say, ‘Man, I believe in this.’” – Joe Sr.

Free Basin’ Friday | Stone Roses Playlist Contest

June 12th, 2015

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Hey everybody, it’s time to freeeeee base this Friday!

Here’s the idea: make a playlist on Spotify OR YouTube that is Stone Roses themed in some way.

For example: “Songs That Wouldn’t Exist Without The Stone Roses,” or “Songs That I Listened To Along With The Stone Roses While Lying On My Bedroom Floor In The Nineties,” etc.

Send the link to your playlist, your name, and a description of your playlist to social@lightintheattic.net with subject STONE ROSES PLAYLIST. We’ll pick two winners who will have a choice of receiving either Stone Roses S/T or Turns Into Stone!

You have until next Friday to convert your nostalgia into an awesome mixtape.

Whatchoo got?

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LITA Podcast Episode 2: Greetings From Suicide Bridge

June 3rd, 2015

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We proudly present the second episode of the Light In The Attic podcast:

Two loners who happened to join forces put all their darkest and least viable works together on one record, if only to spite the industry that had rejected them. This is the story behind Light In The Attic’s reissue of 1984 Los Angeles folk album, Songs From Suicide Bridge by David Kauffman and Eric Caboor. Album producer Patrick McCarthy describes how the reissue came about, author Sam Sweet reads his liner notes, and we play several tracks from the album.

You can also listen to the podcast on iTunesSoundCloud, or YouTube.

Thanks for checking it out!

Any questions, feedback, suggestions, or requests?

Please email podcast@lightintheattic.net or tweet @lightintheattic.

STONE ROSES DELUXE VINYL REISSUE

May 27th, 2015

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The track starts softly, tricking you into turning up the volume dial, so that when it kicks in it blows your Adidas bucket hat off. So begins the song that made thousands and thousands of girls swoon in 1989, one of the top Indie anthems of all time, ‘I Wanna Be Adored.’ It’s the first track of Stone Roses’ first album.

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Stone Roses – S/T

It’s incredibly rare for one album to shape the 25 years of music following it. The Stone Roses’ self-titled debut (’89) is one of those albums.

Today we bring you a new deluxe double-vinyl pressing of the album remastered from the original tapes, printed on lemon yellow 180 gram wax, and housed in Stoughton gatefold “tip-on” jackets with the album title in gold foil.

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Turns Into Stone

You can tell a lot about a band by the songs they leave off their albums. Some of The Stone Roses most iconic songs were never included on either of their two albums. This missing bits, including ‘Elephant Stone,’ ‘One Love,’ and ‘Fools Gold’ can be found on the 1992 comp, Turns Into Stone.

Here we present it remastered from the original tapes, pressed onto 180 gram stone grey wax, with hand-numbered jackets and the album title in silver foil.

These Deluxe Edition first pressings are limited to 5,000 units for S/T and 4,000 units for Turns Into Stone. Get ‘em while they’re hot!”

WEEKLY DISTRO ROUNDUP WITH JON TRENEFF!

May 22nd, 2015

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39 Clocks – Subnarcotic (Preorder)

Just because I’m putting this record out does that mean I can’t talk about it? False modesty killed the dinosaurs, and now all we have is fake bones in the Smithsonian and footage from documentaries like Jurassic World. There isn’t a 39 Clocks doc yet, but just like the dinosaurs, the Clocks had rats and broken glass thrown at them in their time. But the book ain’t closed. Don’t miss your chance to be part of revisionist history again.

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Dokken – Dream Warriors (Theme from Nightmare on Elm Street 3) (Preorder)

I went head to head on deep hair metal the other day with LITA Len - and I gotta say I was feelin’ pretty good coming to the plate with Dangerous Toys, Tora Tora Tora, and Kix. But guess what? He came right back with Scatterbrain, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Saigon Kick! Sat me down real quick. Now, I would never imply that a solid B-level hair act like Dokken could ever be drug down to these murky depths. That wouldn’t be right.

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Lion and the Lamb – S/T (In stock now!)

 

What happens when all the African, Psych, Post-punk, outsider Folk records and Horror soundtracks have been reissued? Laugh now, but don’t say a summer breeze don’t make-you-feel fiiii-yiiiiine, and don’t say I didn’t warn you when we announce pre-orders for the Toto reissue campaign of 2019. Let it begin.

Happy Birthday, Bob – Flash Sale!

May 22nd, 2015

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Bob Dylan’s birthday is Sunday, May 24th and we’re celebrating by offering deep discounts on Dylan’s Gospel by The Brothers And Sisters LP + CD, here are the deets. Let’s roll!

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A gospel choir of Los Angeles session singers, produced by Lou Adler, and featuring Mary Clayton (the hooter and hollerer on The Stones’ ‘Gimme Shelter’) and many other remarkable singers all came together to make a one-off, very special album of Dylan covers.

Dylan’s Gospel was first released in ’69, so we’re offering the CD for $6 and the LP for $9. Sale begins RIGH’ NOW and runs through the Memorial Day!

Happy birthday, Bob!!

Distro Roundup With Jon Treneff!

May 15th, 2015
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Cherrystones: Critical Mass/Splinters From The Worldwide New-Wave, Post-Punk and Industrial Underground 1978 – 1984 (Preorder)
If you’re a certain nerd of a certain age, you may recall the (great) Cherrystones comps of the early-mid aughts. Gareth Goddard aka DJ Cherrystones carved out the weirdo crate-digger niche well in advance of current weirdo reissue culture. Now that everyone’s finally caught up, he’s back to show who paid the cost to be the boss. In shameless self-promotion news, lookout for the 39 Clocks reissue coming in June!
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For a brief moment in the early ’70′s the flood gates opened and everything was allowed. Wanna make a major studio film in Morocco with Jack Nicholson and no dialogue?  Sure!  How bout an anti-establishment/anti-music industry/anti-everything country record green-lighted by Nashville royalty?  Knock yourself out!  The L.A. Freeway ain’t the way, it ain’t free.
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Tribo Massahi – Estrelando Embaixandor (Back in stock!)
The last thing I remember I was in Gustavo’s backyard sipping a caipirinha next to the tiki torch. When I came to I was naked and alone on a bed of giant gunnera leaves covered in red clay body paint somewhere deep in the rainforest. The sound of tribal drums and chanting all around. Maybe three or four songs playing at once. I passed out again and waited for the doctor to come back.