Archive for the ‘Jim Sullivan’ Category

WE’RE TEAMING UP WITH BURGER RECORDS ON LIMITED EDITION CASSETTES!

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

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Everyone knows Burger Records loves cassettes. Heck, they practically made their name in that game! You know who else loves cassettes? We do! So it’s only natural that we team up on a slew of incredible cassette releases. StartingMay 13th, we’ll release one cassette a week of our top titles. Each tape is hand-numbered and housed in old school hand-made tip-on jackets. They’ll be available for purchase on their respective release dates, as well as part of a subscription series, for more details, please visit: www.lightintheattic.net/cassettesubscription!

MAY 13 – PRE ORDER NOW!
Rodriguez – Cold Fact (Limited to 1,000)
Rodriguez – Coming From Reality (Limited to 1,000)

MAY 20
Big Boys – Lullabies Help The Brain Grow  (Limited to 500)
Big Boys – No Matter How Long The Line At The Cafeteria, There’s Always A Seat (Limited to 500)

MAY 27
PiL – First Issue – (Limited to 500)

JUNE 3
Betty Davis – Betty Davis (Limited to 500)

JUNE 10
The Black Angels – Passover (Limited to 1,500)
The Black Angels – Directions To See A Ghost (Limited to 1,500)

JUNE 17
Jim Sullivan – UFO (Limited to 500)

JUNE 24
Honey Ltd – The Complete LHI Years (Limited to 500)

JULY 1
Karen Dalton – In My Own Time (Limited to 500)

JULY 8
Roky Erickson – Evil One (Limited to 500)

JULY 15
The Free Design – Kites Are Fun (Limited to 500)

JULY 22
Built To Spill – Ultimate Alternative Wavers (Limited to 500)

Free Basin’ Friday | Jim Sullivan T- Shirt | Rotter and Friends

Friday, September 13th, 2013

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It time for your favorite part of the work week – Free Basin’ Friday! This week we have a Jim Sullivan T-shirt up for grabs, designed by the wonderful Rotter and Friends. The sizes available are S-XL.

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For your chance to win this week’s Free Basin’ Friday prize tell us which Jim Sullivan song is your favorite and why. Please only give one response and write your answer in the comment box below. Do not forget to included your email address in the box provided. Winners will be announced next Friday via Twitter and Facebook.

Luca Sapio’s Neo-Soul Cover of Jim Sullivan’s “Rosey”

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Luca Sapio did a killer neo-soul cover of Jim Sullivan‘s “Rosey”! Recorded at Dunham studios and produced by Thomas Brenneck, who also produced Charles Bradley’s cover of the Rodriguez joint “I’ll Slip Away” for our Anniversary 7″ series, this track has left us with diamonds in our eyes!

Listen to the original below, and cop Jim Sullivan‘s U.F.O. at LightInTheAttic.net

Luca Sapio’s cover appears on his latest record Who Knows available now at LucaSapio.com

Light In The Attic’s 10 Year Anniversary | Seattle & Los Angeles Concerts | Limited Edition 7″ Series

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Hard to believe ten years have passed since Matt Sullivan and Josh Wright founded Light In The Attic, a label responsible for some of the sharpest looking and sounding reissues and new albums of recent years. To celebrate the tenth anniversary, Light In The Attic has put together some very special events and a series of exclusive singles.

In the ten years since its inception, Light In The Attic has launched The Black Angels to the world and released rare treasures from funk-rock maverick Betty Davis, proto-punk band The Monks, folk singers Karen Dalton, Jim Sullivan, and Michael Chapman, larger-than-life troubadours Serge Gainsbourg and Lee Hazlewood, Korean rock hero Shin Joong Hyun, and Memphis soul heavyweights Wendy Rene and Charles “Packy” Axton.

Over the years, we also delved deep in to the history of our home town with vintage Seattle soul via the series Wheedle’s Groove, reissued classics from country stalwarts Kris Kristofferson and the Louvin Brothers, brought rock-n-roll farmers Donnie & Joe Emerson to the public, expanded minds with the deeply vibrant Jamaica to Toronto series, and played a key role in the rediscovery of legendary singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez, recently celebrated in the Sony Pictures Classics critical smash film, Searching For Sugar Man. The list is long.

It’s only right, then, that we’re not letting an anniversary like this pass unmarked. Headlining two celebratory concerts is Rodriguez, a man for whom rediscovery via Light In The Attic has taken him from obscurity to long-deserved fame. Line-ups for the two shows – to be held in Los Angeles and Seattle – will include the third ever U.S. performance by South Korea’s 75-year old ‘Godfather of Rock’ Shin Joong Hyun, veteran Yorkshire finger-picking wizard Michael Chapman, and a very rare performance from rediscovered darlings of private press, Donnie & Joe Emerson.

In addition to the shows, we will be releasing a series of very special singles as colored vinyl 7”s and digital downloads. The series features contemporary artists covering a track reissued by Light In The Attic on the A-side, plus the original version on the B-side. The series begins with Iggy Pop & Zig Zags covering Betty Davis, and the standard remains equally high.

Sullivan conceived Light In The Attic having worked as an intern for Seattle’s Sub Pop and Loosegroove labels in the ‘90s. Spending a summer in Spain working for reissue label Munster Records, he hit on the idea of launching his own. In the decade in which the world went digital, Light In The Attic bucked the trend, focusing on creating beautiful, covetable, desirable discs. “That’s what gets us up in the morning – finding records, finding new ways to shed light on them and get them the respect they deserve,” says Matt. “The packaging, the album, it all has to be one inspiring experience.”

Light In The Attic 10 Year Anniversary Concert (Los Angeles):
Friday, September 28, El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles
The first 200 people through the door at both shows get a free 45 single, and the merch stall will be a Light In The Attic record store – heaven for label completists. 

RODRIGUEZ (Detroit)
SHIN JOONG HYUN (South Korea)
MICHAEL CHAPMAN (U.K.)
STEPHEN JOHN KALINICH (Los Angeles)
DJ SIPREANO (Vancouver)

Tickets available via this link.

Light In The Attic 10 Year Anniversary Concert (Seattle):
Friday, October 12, The Showbox at The Market, Seattle
The first 200 people through the door at both shows get a free 45 single, and the merch stall will be a Light In The Attic record store – heaven for label completists. 

RODRIGUEZ (Detroit)
MICHAEL CHAPMAN (U.K.)
DONNIE & JOE EMERSON (Fruitland, WA – first Seattle appearance)
DJ SUSPENCE (Seattle)

Tickets available via this link.

Light In The Attic Anniversary 7″ Series:
We’re only at liberty to unveil the first few, which are as follows…

Iggy Pop & Zig Zags – Pre-Order at this link.
“If I’m In Luck I Might Get Picked Up” (2012) b/w Betty Davis, “If I’m In Luck I Might Get Picked Up” (1973)

Sweet Tea featuring Alex Maas (The Black Angels) & Erika Wennerstrom (Heartless Bastards)
“After Laughter (Comes Tears)” (2012) b/w Wendy Rene, “After Laughter (Comes Tears)” (1964)

Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band
“I’ll Slip Away” (2012) b/w Rodriguez “I’ll Slip Away (1967)

Satan Is Real and Jim Sullivan Tee’s Back in Stock!

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Hot off the press! After much anticipation, Satan Is Real and Jim Sullivan tees featuring illustrations by Jess Rotter (Rotter & Friends) are back on the market! Head over to LITA-LTD and make sure you’re lookin’ fresh as hell this summer.

Light In The Attic enters the “Modern” era…

Monday, October 24th, 2011

We have some great news to share with you, below is the official press release!

Those Obsessive Freaks At Light In The Attic Finally Decide To Release Some Goddamn Music Made During Their Lifetimes, Calls ‘Em “Modern Classics Recordings”

1971! That’s the median era of a Light In The Attic Records release, a reissue label known for crafting drool-inducing packages with liner note booklets the size of BOMP! magazine written by pale scribes who still live in their mother’s basement worshiping their ginormous vinyl collections. It’s not that they’re nerds, they’ll smoke you out with the primo dub-folk of Rodriguez, lick your ears with the salty witch-grass of Karen Dalton, and drop time travel window pane while digging astro-physicist Jim Sullivan. All of which are sleekly and pathologically made to gleam for the brick and mortar rekkid addicts! But all that great shit happened on two inch tape back when Nixon was fucking shit up in Vietnam!

Now the nostalgically tweaked hot sound hoarders who run Light In The Attic are actually releasing music made when they actually existed! MODERN CLASSICS RECORDINGS is “from our personal stash, as they came out,” label co-owner Matt Sullivan says. “An era of those shiny, futuristic things called CDs and whatever bands were actually putting out vinyl in the ’90s. I was born in ’76 and we’ve never reissued much past that. These were the days of Reagan and the contras, sipping Everclear from cola war bottles between the Bushes, bouncing off our parent’s walls to classics like Straight Outta Compton and Nevermind!”

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The first release will land on November 1st, 2011: a fattened, glossied, and fluffed to perfection needlessly extravagant version of Mercury Rev’s 1999 masterpiece Deserter’s Songs, of which Sullivan says that it’s “a bit surreal to be reissuing an album that we bought upon its original release. I remember sitting on the floor at Tower Records in the U-District and flipping through the British weeklies and monthlies, as they shelled out 5-star reviews for Deserter’s. I picked up the LP, brought it home, and drifted away.”

The goal with these elegant reissues via Modern Classics is to provide the same attention to detail that Light In The Attic has become known for, while having the artist involved in their re-release through extrapolative liner notes, helping to curate their unique historical importance and creative exceptionality.  Deserter’s Songs will be followed by Morphine‘s 1993 classic Cure For Pain, marking the first ever vinyl reissues for two landmark albums of the past 25 years. These were albums which snared the overflowing creativity of the zeitgeist in which they were released, and influenced the best semi-pop music for years to come.

Wheedle’s Groove / Jim Sullivan Story TICKET GIVEAWAY!

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

We’re getting ready for the “Don’t Knock The Rock” film festival screening of Wheedle’s Groove & The Jim Sullivan Story at Cinefamily this Thursday. For the event, we’re giving away TWO tickets plus, there will be giveaways at the event too! So get your tickets and also enter your chance to win a pair. Winner will be announced tomorrow at noon. Details (and trailers) after the jump.

For your chance to win two tickets, leave a comment below with your email address (that’s kept hidden) and we’ll pick the winner at random and announce it tomorrow at 12PM PST. So keep your Thursday night free! Of course, this even is in Los Angeles, so it helps if you’re in town!

Wheedle’s Groove (L.A. Premier!) & The Jim Sullivan Story (World Premier!!!)
Thursday, August 18th 7:30PM
Don’t Knock The Rock @ Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles

Don’t forget – Wheedle’s Groove L.A. premiere August 18th!

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Don’t forget to get your tickets now! Only two weeks left!

On August 18th, join Light In The Attic Records at Cinefamily for the Los Angeles premiere of the full length documentary,Wheedle’s Groove. This screening is part of the amazing “Don’t Knock The Rock” film festival and will also feature a Q&A withWheedle’s Groove director Jennifer Maas and DJ sets from LITA’s Matt Sullivan and Patrick McCarthy. Rounding out this special night is the worldwide theatrical premiere of the short The Jim Sullivan Story.

Wheedle’s Groove L.A. Premier!
Thursday, August 18th 7:30PM
Don’t Knock The Rock @ Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles

CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW FOR TICKETS!

Wheedle’s Groove L.A. premier at “Don’t Knock The Rock” film festival!

Monday, July 18th, 2011

On August 18th, join Light In The Attic Records at Cinefamily for the Los Angeles premiere of the full length documentary, Wheedle’s Groove. This screening is part of the amazing “Don’t Knock The Rock” film festival and will also feature a Q&A with Wheedle’s Groove director Jennifer Maas and DJ sets from LITA’s Matt Sullivan and Patrick McCarthy. Rounding out this special night is the worldwide theatrical premiere of the short The Jim Sullivan Story. Seating is limited, so get your tickets early before they sell out.

Wheedle’s Groove L.A. Premier!
Thursday, August 18th 7:30PM
Don’t Knock The Rock @ Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles

Click on the link below for advance tickets -
http://www.cinefamily.org/​films/dont-knock-the-rock-​2011/

Spread the word with this Facebook event page!

Wheedle’s Groove Official Trailer from Jennifer Maas on Vimeo.

Rotter & Friends / Light In The Attic present: Jim Sullivan “UFO” T-Shirt!

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Rotter & Friends are a NYC-based design team who’s impeccably designed and super limited T-shirts you’ve been seeing for years. Such artists to get their own shirt include: Gene Clark, Neil Young, Captain Beefheart, Link Wray, Christie Mcvie, Tony Joe White, the list goes on and on. Well, we’re super excited and honored to announce the latest Rotter & Friends design/tee–Jim Sullivan “There’s a highway telling me to go”! Here’s what R + F have to say about it:

‘Tis a really big moment in R + F history as we announce our first official collaboration with the great people at Light In The Attic Records paying homage to the late, mysterious, and wonderful Jim Sullivan and his 1969 album: U.F.O.

In addition to this super rare record being a gorgeous collection of hope jams, Jim’s story is a whopper to boot-as he disappeared for good in March of 1975. Some think he got lost in the desert. Some think he fell foul of a local family with alleged mafia ties. Some think he was abducted by aliens. LITA were so blown away by this lil’ masterpiece and recently re-issued it on vinyl/cd/digital.

We are offering the discount combo option of limited edition tee with vinyl as well….”

So dig that! You can order the shirt by itself or as a package deal with our reissue of Jim’s U.F.O.! Men’s and Women’s sizes available. These are super limited, so don’t sleep!