Ahhhh Black Friday, that can only mean two things, turkey sandwiches made from leftovers and limited edition vinyl! This year for Record Store Day “Black Friday” we are releasing a limited edition 12” EP from Seattle’s legendary funk outfit, Robbie Hill’s Family Affair. Gotta Get Back: The Unreleased L.A. Sessions was originally recorded at RCA Studios in Los Angeles on January 1975 with Executive Producer Cuba Gooding Sr. and The Main Ingredient, these five previously unreleased tracks remained lost until the recent discovery of the original multi-track masters. Nothing could be more of a testament to the group’s bond than their longevity, which continues on to the present day, surviving in Seattle’s Central District, carrying on nearly half a century long tradition. This one time only run is limited and hand-numbered to 2,000 copies worldwide SO DO NOT SLEEP ON THIS! Order your copy now from LightInTheAttic.net
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In addition to all of this, Don was also a respected staff guitarist at Motown Records and a member of the Wrecking Crew. In 2007, he was inducted into the Musician’s Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN.
Peake got his start doing movie soundtracks a year before The Hills Have Eyes, with the documentary The Legend Of Big Foot (1976) and the comedy Moving Violation (1976) and has done music for feature films and television ever since. You’ll find Don’s music in the exploitation film Black Oak Conspiracy (1977), horror films like The House Where The Devil Lives (1981), The Prey (1984), Wes Craven’s The People Under The Stairs (1991) and many more. Most will know Don’s musical work for the Knight Rider TV series. And yes, that includes the memorable theme song you can’t seem to get out of your head since the eighties.
The Hills Have Eyes is a truly eerie experimental score that uses natural devices and existing instruments. It’s fascinating to know that most of the percussion sounds heard are actually the sounds of the bone & teeth necklaces worn by the actors that are being played like instruments. Not for the faint of heart! This historical motion picture soundtrack is available on limited edition color vinyl, black vinyl and cassette at LightInTheAttic.net! DONT NOT SLEEP ON THIS! THEY WILL GO FAST, SO PRE-ORDER NOW!!!!
Mark Lanegan – Has God Seen My Shadow? An Anthology 1989-2011
LITA 104 (2xCD | 3xLP Box | Digital)
Available: January 14th, 2014
‘Tis time to officially release info on the highly anticipated Mark Lanegan anthology that’s been years in the making and on the eager minds of many. As one of America’s great modern day vocalists and songwriters, Mark Lanegan has much in common with the timeless work of such legends as Fred Neil, Tim Hardin and Karen Dalton. The former frontman of Screaming Trees, collaborator with Kurt Cobain and Queens Of The Stone Age, half of a modern day Nancy & Lee with Isobel Campbell and, most commonly, solo artist, Lanegan is a man whose career has been defined by an unwillingness to sit still.
We are set to shine a spotlight on this great American performer and songwriter with the release of Has God Seen My Shadow? An Anthology 1989-2011. Collecting Lanegan’s solo material for Sub Pop, Beggars and more plus 12 unreleased tracks, this is the archive treatment Mark has long deserved. It is released in two sumptuous formats: a Double-CD edition with a gatefold, tip-on jacket and a 44-page booklet comprising hand-written lyrics and rare archive photos by Charles Peterson and Steve Gullick, and a Triple-LP box set, each LP in single pocket jackets within a heavy, tip-on slip case, with a 20-page book featuring the same attention to detail and extras as the Double-CD release.
This 32 track anthology lays bare Marks rare talent, spanning his entire career from 1990s debut album The Winding Sheet to a treasure trove of recent unreleased gems and features such guests as PJ Harvey, Josh Homme and J Mascis. His is a sound of grizzled vocals and dark melody, its lyrics chiseled out of late night thoughts and dark humor.
- Anthology co-produced by Mark Lanegan
- Double CD housed in a handsome gatefold “tip-on” jacket, including 44-pg book comprising hand-written lyrics & rare archive photos
- Vinyl box set includes three “tip-on” jackets, housed in a custom “tip-on” slip case, with a 20-pg book comprising hand-written lyrics & rare archive photos
- Includes 12 unreleased tracks
Dublab is currently in the middle of their Fall 2013 “Proton Drive” Fundraiser! For those of you who don’t know, dublab is a community supported web radio station and creative collective celebrating 14 years of sharing music. As a non-profit organization they rely upon listener contributions to achieve their mission. Listener donations provide half of dublab’s funding. We have always been a big supporters of what dublab have been doing. LITA’s own Matt Sullivan has been a reoccurring guest DJ during their past Proton Drive Fundraiser. Likewise, our friends over at dublab have been loyal supporter of LITA since its inception. So please head over to dublab.com and donate whatever you can. Your support is essential and greatly appreciated! Plus there are tons of awesome premiums for donating!
dublab’s Fall 2013 “Proton Drive” Fundraiser is happening November 4-23. They will be broadcasting live on dublab.com from 8am-8pm PST each weekday and beyond to inspire your support. Tune-in and join the dublab family by giving http://dublab.com/#proton-gift-packs
Also, don’t miss dublab’s Proton Drive Fundraiser event at Cinespia Salon Novemember 16th & 17th. I Am The Center artist, Laraaji, is going to give a rare Los Angeles performance and meditation workshop. More information at CineFamily.org
Dual Planet is a new reissue label that we are exclusively distributing in North America. Below are the label’s four debut releases, all available now at LightInTheAttic.net!
Welcome to Monster Planet, Steve Maxwell Von Braund’s 1975 classic Australian proto-electronica, a big blast of Kosmische dust, Korgs working overtime…Arguably, the first fully electronic Australian album, Monster Planet is a solo recording from one half of the infamous Australian electronic duo, Cybotron. Von Braund recorded this pre Cybotron album upon his 1973 return to Australia after soaking up the sounds of psychedelic 60s London where he mingled with Hawkwind, The Soft Machine and Graham Bond. Circling between that classic Krautrock motorik beat, and a different, almost jazz-y kind of fluidity, Von Braund combined his London experience with his love of German Head music such as Amon Duul, Popol Vuh and Ash Ra Temple, to create a mutant electronic masterpiece. Praised by Tangerine Dream, and championed by legions of Krautrock collectors, Monster Planet is an early example of visionary Australian experimentation. Presented as an exact replica of the rare 1975 Clear Light Of Jupiter LP, remastered from the original master tapes and complete with liner notes and rare photos. Monster Planet is taste of what was to come and flourish with further cosmic experiments under the Cyboton name.
Released alongside the reissue of Steve Maxwell Von Braund’s milestone Australian kosmische classic, Monster Planet, the Dual Planet label offers you another taste of the antipodean cosmic trip. This time Von Braund had re-grouped as the electronic duo, Cybotron. Most collectors are familiar that the legendary Cybrotron released three cosmic classics at the tail end of the 70s and early 80s. Cybotron (1976), Colossus (1978) and Implosion (1980), but most are unaware of an unreleased live recording that was also issued on vinyl in 1976. The staggeringly rich and hypnotic Sunday Night Live At The Total Theatre. A live set of ecstatic moog ragas reminiscent of both the heavyweight glory of Popol Vuh (imagine a live Aguirre teased out unto eternity) and the blissful endless-nameless sunblindness of Ash Ra Tempel. Presented as a replica of the rare private press with DIY artwork, Sunday Night Live At The Total Theatre is a rare insight of what was lurking undocumented in the Australian electronic otherworld.
Musiche De Teisco by Italian musician Teisco aka Rimauri, aka Marco Melchiori, is a compilation of mind bending electronics drawing from three obscure library albums: firstly, the Cosmic classic, Fly In 5° Dimensione / Plane Beta Ø, the freakish malnutritioned Moog-scapes of Inchiesta Sul Mezzogiorno, and finally, the aerated synth drone of Dossier Special. Think the power and mystery of the most sainted of Krautrock and Cosmic sides – Popol Vuh, Sand, Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Conrad Schnitzler etc sitting alongside jerry-rigged basement Moog experiments. Experience further exploration into the strange and highly distinct world of this intriguing library music character.
Issued alongside the compilation Musiche de Teisco, the Dual Planet is offering up another piece of the mysterious cosmic puzzle from the electronic library maverick Teisco. Fast forward several years to D.O.C, a library recording released under his new tag Rimauri, Here, you can hear how Teisco / Rimauri has refined the synthetic vision he started to work on with his earlier recording Dossier Special. This set conjures up instant thoughts of vintage computer game soundtracks or even a parallel with that nearly-forgotten masterpiece of European electronica, Nuno Canavarro’s Plux Quba, could be drawn. While sitting closer to the conventions of ‘80s library music, there’s always something in there that doesn’t quite make sense, whether it’s the weirdness of the mix, the interjection of unexpected patterns or phrases or simply the abstract electronic moods and atmospheres unheard anywhere else in the library music realm. D.O.C. is a charming ride into the pop heart of Teisco’s skewed musical vision.
Shipping is included in the prices below.
$175 LP United States
$230 LP Canada
$250 LP International
$120 CD United States
$140 CD Canada
$170 CD International
* To avoid heavy international postage costs for LP Subscribers, orders outside North America will be sent in 2 parts: the first four LPs will be sent together and then the second batch of 4 LPs will be sent together.
* Canadian CD subscribers will have each CD sent out individually
It’s that time of year again when we announce our upcoming Light In The Attic Subscription Package. You thought 2013 was good. Well, 2014 is going to blow your mind. Similar to our 2013 subscription, there will be some nice extras for subscribers. In 2013, subscribers received an unseen 1960s screenplay for Lee Hazlewood’s Trouble Is A Lonesome Town TV pitch, a repro patch and button set for Public Image Limited, not to mention exclusive Subscriber-only colored vinyl (when available). In 2014, we hope to top that madness. While it is a little early to spill the beans, below is a small sampling of what we have in store for the first half of 2014. As part of your 8 releases, we can promise you a gorgeous Double-CD/Triple-LP anthology a la the same packaging of our recent release I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America 1950-1990. So without further adieu:
Bobby Charles – Bobby Charles
Light In The Attic
(LITA 111 | 180-gram LP)
For the first time in decades, the seminal 1972 Bearsville record from tunesmith Bobby Charles is back on vinyl where it belongs. 10 sublime songs supported by a bevy of titans: Garth Hudson, Rick Danko and Levon Helm of The Band, along with Amos Garrett, Ben Keith, Dr. John, Bob Neuwirth and Billy Mundi. Includes the slow burner “Street People” as featured on our comp Country Funk 1969-1975, Volume 1.24 bit / 96 kHz remaster from the original tapes and pressed on 180 gram LP with an expanded gatefold tip-on jacket..
The Brothers & Sisters – Dylan’s Gospel
Light In The Attic
(LITA 106 | CD | 180-gram LP)
Originally released in 1969 on Ode Records, this sought-after album finds California collective The Brothers & Sisters covering a clutch of Bob Dylan classics in the era’s revolutionary gospel style. Produced by the legendary Lou Adler (Sam Cooke, Mamas and the Papas, Jan & Dean), and arranged by Gene Page, noted for his work for Motown, the performers were largely unknown but a few, namely Merry Clayton (star of the recent documentary 20 Feet from Stardom), Edna Wright (Honey Cone), and Gloria Jones went on to find great acclaim. The word of Dylan has rarely sounded so stirring. Liner notes interviewing Lou Adler, Merry Clayton and Edna Wright with archive photos. 24 bit / 96 kHz remaster from the original tapes and pressed on 180 gram LP with an expanded gatefold tip-on jacket.
Part I of Your 2014 Subscription Package Includes:
+ The first 8 CDs or 8 LPs released from Light In The Attic during the first half of 2014, excluding box sets.
+ Select LP releases will include special Subscriber-Only colored wax (when colored vinyl is pressed), not available for non-subscribers or anywhere else in the known universe.
+ 15% off ALL online orders for the entire year, excluding subscriptions (discount code to be sent post-purchase). Discounts may not be used towards the subscription purchase.
+ First dibs on various rarities and exclusives throughout the year
+ Free shipping for Subscription titles
+ Due to licensing restrictions, not every LP release will include a digital download coupon
Roky Erickson will be playing this year’s Fall Down/Get Down music festival in beautiful Vancouver, BC! The festival will take place throughout the city’s local venues between November 14 and 17. Although single tickets for the Roky Erickson show are sold out, weekend passes are still available for $49 CDN HERE.
If you can’t quite muster up the 49 bucks but still want to see Roky live? Fear not, thanks to the good people at La-Ti-Da Record, we are giving away a pair of weekend wristbands. For your chance to win, summit a screen grab image from your favorite B-horror film. Post the image to twitter, tagging Light In The Attic (@lightintheattic) and La-Ti-Da Records (@latidarecords), and using the hashtag #FallDownGetDownRoky. The most creative image wins! One submission per person please!
Don’t forget to join us November 7th at Amoeba Music in Hollywood for a live in store performance by National Wake. The show starts promptly at 7pm. RSVP and more info here.
Fall is arguably the best season of the year. Nothing beats the smell of the crisp fresh air and wood burning fire places. Tree lined streets turn from a lush green to a radiant orange, amplifying the warm fuzzy feeling of Fall. However, one of the best parts of the season is Halloween. It’s the only holiday where it’s somewhat acceptable to dress up as Miley Cyrus and attend a friend’s party.
But for those who have ruled out dressing up as Miley and still can’t decide on a good costume to impress your friends, we have the perfect idea for you! Why not dress up as Lee Hazlewood and enter for a chance to win a standard edition copy of our forthcoming LHI box set, There’s A Dream I’ve Been Saving? Below is a list of details and terms for our “Me As Lee” Halloween giveaway.
- All costumes must be homemade
- Couples are welcomed. I.E. Lee and Nancy, Lee and Suzi Jane Hokom, ect. Please note that only one prize will be awarded
- Take a picture or video of yourself in full regalia and post it to Instagram tagging the Light In The Attic Instagram (@lightintheatticrecords) and using the hashtag #MeAsLee
- Most creative and ‘stachtackular costume wins. Drinking, smoking and singing encouraged!
- The winner will be announced Friday, Nov.1st
Light In The Attic’s Matt Sullivan and his wife dressed up as Lee and Nancy a few years back. Here are a couple pictures they provided as inspiration to get the creative juices flowing.