Posts Tagged ‘Record Store Day’

Upcoming: Record Store Day good graciousness!

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Record Store Day 2011 (duh…April 16th!) is shaping up to be one of the best. Lots of great, one-of-a-kind titles coming out and a ton of excellent events all across the world. Here at Light In The Attic, we’ve got a few surprises in store but for now we wanted to tell you about a killer comp we’ll be distributing for RSD 2011.

Curated by the Portable Shrines Collective and spearheaded by Translinguistic Other Recordings Portable Shrines Magic Sound Theatre Vol. I is a massive double LP treasure trove of rare and exclusive tracks from 18 of the headiest bands currently working in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

The compilation features new music by AFCGTEternal TapestryPrince RamaMaster Musicians of BukkakeKinskiNight Beats,Diminished MenPurple Rhinestone EagleMidday VeilBrother RavenThis Blinding LightJanina Angel BathBlood Red DancersGeist & the Sacred EnsemblePlankton WatTiny LightTo Get Her Together and A Story of Rats…all of whom have played at Escalator Fest or another Shrines-curated event.

Vinyl only, deluxe gatefold packaging includes artwork by several of the musicians involved: Aubrey NehringEmily Pothast, Dewey Mahood, and Garek Druss, plus what might very well be the most badass poster Steve Quenell has ever designed.

Limited edition of 1000…and then they’re gone 4 eva! Pre-order highly recommended….

For more info, audio samples and to pre-order Portable Shrines Magic Sound Theatre Vol. I click HERE!

Upcoming Light In The Attic “Zine 3″ teaser!

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Just got in the office this week the proof for the next Light In The Attic zine! We’re up to number three at this point and they’re still a blast to put together. In this issue we have features on on our forth coming Shin Joong Hyun (dig the awesome cover art!) and Mowest anthologies, liner-notes spotlight on Michael Chapman, The Overton Berry Ensemble, some great interviews with the Winter’s Bone soundtrack star Marideth Sisco and score composer Dickon Hinchliffe, and a ton more.

This is hitting the press next week and we hope to have copies in stock at some stores for Record Store Day 2011.

As always, it’s FREEEEEEEEEE!

Record Store Day 2011 – The Black Angels “Another Nice Pair” !!!

Monday, April 11th, 2011

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!

Save Criminal Records (Atlanta, GA) !!!

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

*Save Criminal Records logo – designed by Brian Manley/Fun With Robots.

It was way back in 2008 that we featured Criminal Records as our Record Store of the Week. Fast forward to the present day and it’s still a shop that we hit every time we’re in Atlanta…heck, we even buy from them via mailorder! Owner Eric Levin (who is also a co-founder of Record Store Day) and his great staff have been keeping the dream alive for 20 years by stocking independent music, comics, books and hosting must-see instores, but do to a host of problems are in danger of closing by November if things don’t change. Show your support of independent record stores and independent music by heading over to their shop (brick & mortar or online)! Without record stores like Criminal Records humble labels like ourselves would be nowhere. Seriously.

For other ways to show your support, “like” the Criminal Records Facebook page and the “Save Criminal Records” community page.

Dropping this week – Wheedle’s Groove “Limited Edition 45 Box Set”!

Monday, November 21st, 2011

In 2004, Light In The Attic and DJ Supreme La Rock compiled the first ever set of vintage Pacific Northwest soul, funk, and R&B, Wheedle’s Groove: Seattle’s Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 (LITA 009). Nearly a decade on, the Wheedle still grooves and with this we give you our most ambitious release to date.

Over three years in the making, Wheedle’s Groove: Seattle’s Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-79 is a lavishly packaged vinyl singles box set featuring ten impossibly rare 45s (some fetching thousands on the collector’s market) from Seattle’s vintage soul scene. Limited to only 2,000 hand-numbered copies worldwide, the ten 45 RPM set is housed in a gorgeous custom made magnetic flip-top box and features meticulously re-mastered audio and original label art. For those who must hear these vintage tunes and can’t relax with a tipple at the turntable, we’ve even included a free download card for all tracks.

But wait, our love for Seattle soul could not rest there… we’ve included a massive 7″×7″ glossy 96-page book with new liner notes by Jonathan Zwickel that features new interviews with the regional musicians and key players, along with never before seen photos—from smokey Seattle clubs to Patrinell Staten singing at Jimi Hendrix’s funeral. Plus, a treasure trove of local music ephemera, a replica Seattle SuperSonics trading card, and countless archival gems.

To round out this lavish set, we’ve also added a very special CD by Seattle soul titans Robbie Hill’s Family Affair: Gotta Get Back: The Unreleased L.A. Sessions, which though originally recorded in 1975, remained lost until the recent discovery of the original multi-track masters. The tapes were carefully mixed by renowned engineer and producer Steve Fisk. To say it’s a miracle that these tapes surfaced would be a massive understatement.

This set will be released on Record Store Day’s “Black Friday” event on November 25th 2011 (check back on Wednesday for a list of stores carrying it) but the first 50 online pre-orders at www.lightintheattic.net will receive two autographed photos of Patrinell Staten and Robbie Hill, along with a set of 16 trading cards from the NBA’s 1979-80 World Champions, the Seattle SuperSonics. Yes, we’re talking Emerald City basketball giants Jack Sikma, Fred Brown, and Dennis Johnson.

For additional photos, audio samples and more, click here!

Record Store Day 2012 – Lee Hazlewood “The LHI Years” 2xLP & Stax 10x 45 Box Set

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

We’ll bet all of you were starting to wonder, “hey, what’s Light In The Attic got up their sleeve for Record Store Day?”. Well, no more sleepless nights tossing and turning in constant anticipation…here’s a sneak peek at our Record Store Day 2012 (April 21) releases. Stay tuned next week for in-depth info about each release plus those snazzy “What’s Inside?” videos showing off these two glorious sets. But for now, let’s just say that we are very, very, very excited to share these with you all.

Lee Hazlewood – The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes, & Backsides (1968-71) (LITA 084)

  • Cuts from essential albums like Cowboy In Sweden and features duets with Suzi Jane Hokom, Ann-Margret and Nina Lizell
  • Audio re-mastered from original tapes
  • Unreleased song “I Just Learned To Run”
  • In-depth liner notes & unseen photographs
  • 50 random LP copies include a limited LHI Records patch!!!!

With his handlebar moustache and booming baritone, Lee Hazlewood was one of the defining stars of the late ‘60s. Though he’s perhaps best known for his work with Nancy Sinatra (including writing mega-hit “These Boots Are Made For Walking”), Hazlewood did stunning work away from that particular glamour queen and found latter day champions in Beck, Sonic Youth, and Jarvis Cocker. Now, for Record Store Day 2012, we are kicking off our excavation of the Lee Hazlewood archives with this anthology, Singles, Nudes & Backsides, collecting the best of Lee’s solo songs and duets from his LHI (Lee Hazlewood Industries) imprint. 2xLP housed in a deluxe gatefold Stoughton “tip-on” jacket, includes 8-page book-deep liner notes and OBI card. CD version available 4/25. Wonder what’s behind that OBI card? Guess you’ll have to wait to see…

v/A Never To Be Forgotten – The Flip Side of Stax 1968-1974 (LITA 085)

  • Only 4,000 hand-numbered copies worldwide
  • *Fifteen* random copies include autographed photos
  • Meticulously remastered from the original tapes
  • Ten 45rpm singles featuring original label and sleeve art and housed in a gorgeous custom made magnetic flip-top box
  • Extensive 84-page bound booklet brimming with informative interviews with the surviving musicians contained within and liner notes by Memphis writer Andria Lisle, candid photographs, and personal anecdotes from Stax enthusiasts and label veterans Stewart, co-owner Al Bell, and promotions manager Phillip Rauls.
  • Includes Download Card for full free download of set

Never To Be Forgotten: The Flip Side Of Stax 1968-1974 is our love letter to some of the lesser-known Stax Records artists, collected and presented in a knock-out 7” vinyl box set. Containing 10 faithfully reproduced 45-rpm singles from Mable John, Bernie Hayes, Lee Sain, Melvin Van Peebles, Roy Lee Johnson & The Villagers, and John Gary Williams, in addition to label stalwarts Johnnie Taylor, Mad Lads, Emotions, and Rufus Thomas, prepare to move, groove, and be enthused. Never To Be Forgotten comes housed in a beautiful flip-top container case replete with an extensive 84-page bounded booklet brimming with informative interviews with the surviving musicians contained within and liner notes by Memphis writer Andria Lisle, candid photographs, and personal anecdotes from Stax enthusiasts and label veterans Stewart, co-owner Al Bell, and promotions manager Phillip Rauls. Plus, a free Download Card for those turntable-less moments. If you loved the Wheedle’s Groove box set, than you will flip for this one.

Memphis Record Store Day Crawl – April 21, 2012

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

We love a lot of stuff: Memphis, Stax, Record Store Day, Shangri-La, Goner, and Satellite record shops…so why not celebrate all this? Presented by Light In The Attic Records in celebration of the Record Store Day release of Never to Be Forgotten: The Flip Side of Stax 1968-1974, a limited edition, lavishly packaged love letter to the final years of Stax Records! This 45 rpm box set and book (limited to 4,000 hand-numbered copies) will be available at the following locations. Visit Memphis’ independent record stores for giveaways, artist meet-and-greets, and more! Share with your friends here and help spread the word!

2-3 pm | Shangri-la Records
1916 Madison Ave, 38104. (901) 274.1916
Featuring DJ Buck Wilders

3-4 pm | Goner Records
2152 Young Ave, 38104. (901) 722.0095
Featuring DJ Hot Tub Eric

4-6 pm | Satellite Record Shop
Located inside the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore Ave, 38106. (901) 942-SOUL
Featuring DJs Leroy and Jones. Free admission to the museum 4-6 pm!

Free Basin’ Fridays – Stax and Lee Hazlewood Record Store Day MEGA-PACK!

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Record Store Day is fast approaching…just 8 days away! To celebrate, we’re giving a away a mega package of our two Record Store Day 2012 releases PLUS more extras than you can shake a stick at. So what’s the deal? Well…check the info below and be sure to watch the “What’s Inside?” videos for the full scoop on each release.

Package Includes:

Lee Hazlewood – The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes, & Backsides (1968-71) – 2xLP

PLUS – LHI embroidered patch and 4 LITA buttons (LITA, LHI logo, Lee, and “I Mustache Lee Hazlewood”)

v/a Never To Be Forgotten: The Flip Side of Stax 1968-1974 – 10x 7″ 45 Box Set

PLUS – 4 autographed photos (Lee Sain, John Gary Williams, Roy Lee Johnson, and Bernie Hayes)!

For your chance to win, leave a comment below and show some love for Stax Records and Lee Hazlewood. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on Facebook and Twitter next Friday, April 20th and 12PM PST. So be sure to like us and follow us to see if you won! Don’t sleep on this one!

Never To Be Forgotten: The Flip Side Of Stax 1968 – 1974 | Ten 45rpm 7″ Box Set with Download Card | What’s Inside? from Light In The Attic Records on Vimeo.

Lee Hazlewood – The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes, And Backsides | 2xLP | What’s Inside? from Light In The Attic Records on Vimeo.

Record Store Day 2012 – A Light In The Attic Guide

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Can’t believe that it’s only 4 days until Record Store Day! Like you, we’re busy planning our day to maximise the scoring of all these rad releases this year. And of course, we have to fit in a whole host of Light In The Attic events, DJ sets and giveaways. To help make sense of  it all, we’ve collected below all you need to know to add a little LITA to your RSD. For more info about the releases, check out this blog post.  See you out there and remember everyone, play nice!

LIGHT IN THE ATTIC – OFFICIAL RECORD STORE DAY RELEASES

Lee Hazlewood – The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes, & Backsides (1968-71) | LITA 084 | 2xLP

* Cuts from essential albums like Cowboy In Sweden
* Features duets with Suzi Jane Hokom, Ann-Margret and Nina Lizell
* Audio re-mastered from original tapes
* Unreleased song “I Just Learned To Run”
* In-depth liner notes & unseen photographs
* 50 random LP copies include a limited LHI Records patch!

v/a - Never To Be Forgotten: The Flip Side of Stax 1968-1974 | LITA 085 | 10x 45rpm Box Set + Book

* Only 4,000 hand-numbered copies worldwide
* Fifteen random copies include autographed photos
* Meticulously remastered from the original tapes
* Ten 45rpm singles featuring original label and sleeve art and housed in a gorgeous custom made magnetic flip-top box
* Extensive 84-page bound booklet brimming with informative interviews with the surviving musicians contained within and liner notes by Memphis writer Andria Lisle, candid photographs, and personal anecdotes from Stax enthusiasts and label veterans Stewart, co-owner Al Bell, and promotions manager Phillip Rauls.
* Includes free Download Card for full set

Memphis Record Store Day Crawl – Memphis, TN (various stores) – 2-6pm

* Celebrating our Stax 45 box set and the great city of Memphis, we’re presenting with Shangri-La Records, Goner Records, and the Stax Museeum of American Soul Music / Satellite Records a Record Store Day Crawl. DJ Buck Wilders, DJ Hot Tub Eric, and DJs Leory and Jones will be spinning rare soul and funk from Stax all through the day. For exact times and more info on the parties, check out this blog post.

Matt & Patrick DJ Set @ Origami Vinyl – Los Angeles, CA – 1-2pm

* Origami Vinyl and The Echo are hosting this event in LA. Bands, records, more bands, more records, etc. It’s gonna be a blast and though we’ll be running around town all day hitting up shops, we’re gonna swoop in and DJ for an hour or so starting at 1pm. We’ll surely be playing a lot of Stax and Lee Hazlewood, in addition to old favorites from the catalog. Stop by and say hi! Share the Facebook event page here. We’ll also be out at Amoeba in Hollywood in the morning passing out donuts, buttons, and the new LITA Zine #4!

Josh Wright DJ Set @ Silver Platters (Northgate), presented by LITA and Fin Records – Seattle, WA – 1-3pm

* Josh is holding down the home front in Seattle this weekend, surely hitting up all our favorite stores in town. He’ll be spinning records at Silver Platters from 1 to 2pm. Fin Records will have J. Pinder spinning from 2:2:30 and Lincoln Barr (of Red Jacket Mine) will be spinning from 2:30 to 3pm. Magnolia Audio/Video in Seattle will provide a great sound system, featuring a Pro-Ject turntable, McIntosh amplification and Martin-Logan speakers! Hans from Magnolia will be on hand to answer questions and talk hi-fi. They’ll also have popcorn and lots of giveaways, so make to so come to our Northgate store on Record Store Day!

Light In The Attic Zine 4 – Available Record Store Day!

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

A Light In The Attic tradition! Each Record Store Day we launch our latest zine and this year we’re proud to present Issue 4. The zine is a showcase for upcoming releases over the next year, plus a great way to find out about other labels and record stores that we love.

Zine 4 includes exlclusive articles and interviews, features on upcoming releases, an updated catalog (with releases on Light In The Attic, Modern Classics Recordings, Future Days Recordings, and Cinewax), the LITA record store map, and old-school zine order form. Please use it! It’s FUN! So how do you get your hands on one? Well, visit your local record shop on Record Store Day (Permanent Records, Origami Vinyl and Amoeba in Los Angeles will have copies in their RSD Tote Bags) to pick up a free copy and also it will come free inside select releases throughout the year.

* Exclusive feature: Ariel Pink chats with Donnie Emerson for our upcoming reissue of Donnie & Joe Emerson’s Dreamin’ Wild album (LITA 082 – out 6/26/12)
* Excerpt from Kevin “Sipreano” Howes’ liner notes for our upcoming reissue of Thin Lizzy’s 1971 self-titled debut
* Excerpt from Andria Liisle’s liner notes for the Wendy Rene anthology After Laughter Comes Tears: Complete Stax & Volt Singles + Rarities 1964-65
* Writer Wyndham Wallace on Lee Hazlewood and LHI as part of our extensive Lee Hazlewood Archive Series
* Pat Thomas on the epic saga of his book and companion soundtrack Listen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1967-1974
* Andria Lisle in conversation with Al Bell discussing the final years of Stax, as chronicled in our Record Store Day release Never To Be Forgotten: The Flip Side of Stax 1968-74
* Matt Sullivan in conversation with Mercury Rev
* Cover illustration by Drew Christie