Here at Light In The Attic, our whole bag is looking back. We find the albums and artists that make our constant search back in time worth while. But this ain’t no Marty McFly trip, it’s actually about more than just the search, it’s about the sharing. There’s nothing like finding some lost gem and getting it back out there in the world. And where would we be without adventurous ears of all of you? Thanks for making 2010 a great year and here’s to 2011…Always Look Back!
Posts Tagged ‘2011’
Well, well…here we are. We strung up ol’ 2010 like a big piñata and nocked that sucker to a million pieces. And what’s left? Read on…
As many of you saw in our 2011 Light In The Attic Subscription Series, we have a whole bunch of releases coming out this year, plus more that haven’t been announced yet!
Coming up real soon is a release from British psych-folk master Michael Chapman and his righteous 1970 masterpiece Fully Qualified Survivor. We’ve been working hard on this release and the deluxe gatefold old-style jacket looks so darn good. And the wax? 180 gram pure goodness. The record sounds better than ever!
Also be on the lookout for snotty garage rockers The Vagrants! Now you can finally find out what a young Johnny Ramone was digging when he was just a wee lad kicking around Queens, NY. You may also know the band from their cover of “Respect”, included on Lenny Kaye’s almighty Nuggets compilation, or their guitarist, a young pre-Mountain Leslie West.
And let’s not forget the always sublime Overton Berry! In 2011 we’ll be releasing a double album package of the Overton Berry Trio’s landmark T.O.B.T. album with the rare At Seattle’s Doubletree Inn LP. Heavy 180 gram wax and a gatefold sleeve round out this release. Come on, you just can’t say no!
But wait! What’s that little bit of sunshine just poking through? Well, that’d be the beautiful sunny sound of Mowest! That’s right, literally years in the works is our comp of the legendary Motown subsidiary label Mowest (1971-1973). This marks the first time any of these tracks have been complied and the release will feature exellent liner notes by Kevin Sipreano (who wrote notes for our reissues of Rodriguez, Monks, Doug Randle, and the six part Jamaica to Toronto Series). Re-mastered from the original master tapes, these essential gems sound like a zillion bucks. Better put on that sunscreen!
…and there’s so, so much more. Keep on the look out, as 2011 is shaping up to be our best year yet!
Happy New Year from all of us at Light In The Attic!
Record Store Day 2011 (Yo! April 16th! Get with it!) is shaping up to be the best yet. There are literally hundreds of limited edition releases hitting record stores across the globe. Unfortunately for us, many of these releases we can’t seem to live without (Big Star Third test pressing box, Flaming Lips Heady Nuggs box, etc). I guess it’s Ramen and Natural Ice for the next month! Anyway, back to the matter at hand. Just like previous years, we have some heavy awesomeness for this year’s RSD:
The Black Angels Another Nice Pair (LITA 066)
Collecting The Black Angels’ first two EPs on a single disc, Another Nice Pair is as limited, cool and righteous as it gets. Presented as a vinyl “double EP,” the A side (The Black Angels EP) includes key tracks from the critically acclaimed debut album Passover in addition to the non-album jam “Winter ’68.” The B side flip presents the original Black Angel Exit EP which was available only as a limited edition bonus EP for those who pre-ordered the band’s sophomore Directions To See A Ghost LP. This side also includes tracks that were available only as bonus material on the limited edition 3-LP version of Directions To See A Ghost, in addition to the iTunes exclusive “Black Angel Exit/Shine,” and a ripping cover of Black Mountain’s “No Satisfaction.”
In case you need more encouragement!:
- RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE (Go support your local record store!!)
- First time collection of the band’s first two EPs & First time on vinyl!
- Unique “Double EP” with original artwork and limited promo insert
- Limited edition pressing on RED VINYL with “Old-Style/Tip-On” sleeve
- Download card included
- Original artwork by founding member/guitarist Christian Bland
- 100 inserts SIGNED BY THE BAND will be randomly packed through the pressing!
It’s a vicious cycle. Seems that every New Year’s Eve we find ourselves slamming Champagne and saying hasta luego to the year soon to be passed and vowing to do more, be better human beings and of course floss once daily in the year to come.
And here we are in late December, starring down another year nearly gone and thinking…what did we even do this year (that flossing business only lasted a month, btw)?
Well, here’s a collection of some of our favorite records, shows, movies, restaurants, books, beverages, and tanning oils from 2011. Happy holidays and see ya next year!
Gold Leaves – The Ornament (Hardly Art)
Portishead, Shrine Auditorium, Oct 18
Analog Coffee, Seattle
Cure For Pain: The Mark Sandman Story (Gatling Pictures)
Charles Bradley – No Time For Dreaming (Dunham)
Group Doueh, Nectar Lounge, June 29
Michael Chapman & Bill Callahan, Troubadour, June 16
Kourosh Yagmaei – Back From The Brink (Now Again)
Black Power Mixtape 1967-75 (Louverture Films)
Friday Night Lights
Warbler Records, Santa Barbara, CA
Michael Kiwanuka – “Tell Me A Tale”
Prince, The Forum, May 13
Jürgen Müller – Science of the Sea (Digitalis)
Saying adios to RecordPressing.com
Tree of Life (Fox Searchlight)
The Who – Quadrophenia- The Director’s Cut Box Set (Universal)
hanging out at “Bill’s Off Broadway” on Capitol Hill with Chris Estey, Kathy’s Wolf & Fennessy, and Bill Kennedy
Michael Chapman – Fully Qualified Survivor
Beau Brummels – Bradley’s Barn
trading emails about “truck-drivers” with Gary Groth
Nina Simone – 9 CD box set
cooking on a George Foreman grill
hanging out with Jonathan Zwickel and Woody Carr in Federal Way
accepting no convention be it social or shriner
Big Mario’s Pizza
Black Power Mixtape movie
Prince, opening night at the Forum
Portishead, Shrine Auditorium, Oct 18
“Art In The Streets” exhibition at MOCA
Big Star Third (Omnivore Recordings), Test Pressing Edition – Record Store Day 2011
Holding the original master tapes for Jim Ford’s Harlan County
Stan Hubbs Crystal (Companion Records)
Ariel Pink – Before Today (4AD)
The Best of Skate Fate 1981-1991 by GSD via Blurb
Sometimes that’s all you need in life.
Light in the Attic:
I may be biased, but LITA put out some amazing releases this year. The
Mowest compilation and Shin Jun Hyun were eye (an ear) openers for me,
not to mention the great reissue of Mercury Rev’s Deserter’s Songs, my
Beach Boys – Smile
Finally, after listening to bootlegs for over 10 years, a legit copy.
Extra Classic – Your Light Like White Lightening, Your Light Like a
One of my favorite new releases of 2011.
Jean Claude Vannier at the Hollywood Bowl
At the Serge Gainsbourg tribute show, one of the highlights was when
Jean Claude called up Beck to the stage by saying, “Beck please.”
Zoobombs at the Redwood Bar & Grill
The Japanese veterans tore the place down with their rock funk & roll.
I’d always wanted to see this film, and one day it suddenly showed up
on Hulu. Great movie!
California is amazing, from the desert to the coast. A drink at
Nepenthe and a show at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur is a
spiritual experience, so is driving through Mendocino while listening
to Sir Douglas Quintet.
SB’s Late Night Lunch Box:
During a cross country road trip, this was the only place open in Las
Cruces, NM at 12am besides Denny’s. Their green chile mac & cheese and
portobello sandwich saved our hungry and angry stomachs.
Panasonic Lumix GH1
Takes great photos & video, and so much smaller than a DSLR. They
might be onto something with this Micro Four Thirds format.
The Sandwitches - Mrs. Jones Cookies (Empty Cellar)
Pure X - “You’re In It Now” 12” Pleasure (Acephale)
Total Control - Henge Beat (Iron Lung)
Cass McCombs - Wit’s End – Humor Risk (Domino)
V/A - Krypton Ten (Unwucht)
Shin Joon Hyung - Beautiful Rivers and Mountains (1958-’74) (Light In the Attic)
Water Borders - Harbored Mantras (Tri-Angle)
Widowspeak - Widowspeak (Captured Tracks)
The Clap - Have You Reached Yet (Sing-Sing)
Martin Newell - Songs For A Fallow Land (Fixed Identity)
King Krule - King Krule (True Panther)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, MX
Astral Maps podcast
Jim Ford’s Harlan County
“The Rolling Stones” Seattle’s rawest Stones cover band