We thought it was about dern time, so we’ve finally designed and pressed a new LITA shirt! We wanted to go super simple and minimal with this one so it’s just a black Gildan tee with our logo in white. Now available for purchase here for $10. Hope you dig!
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Amoeba is hosting a huge LITA sale at all three of its locations starting today (8/24)! All new LPs & CDs from Light In The Attic, including sub-labels Cinewax, Future Days & Modern Classics, are 25%! In Amoeba stores only!
We all know and love the Carole King who wrote some of the biggest hits of the ‘60s, from “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” to “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” We also know her as the comforting and unique voice of Tapestry. But in between–and not nearly as well known–is King’s psych-folk band, The City, and their album, Now That Everything’s Been Said.
In 1967, King headed west to Laurel Canyon and joined forces with bassist Charles Larkey (of The Myddle Class), guitarist and singer Danny Kortchmar (of The Fugs), and drummer Jim Gordon (of Derek & The Dominos). The City was born.
Now That Everything’s Been Said, which was produced by the amazing Lou Adler, is deep and soulful, imperfect but teeming with life. And the songs, with King writing or co-writing all but one, are as exceptional as you’d expect.
Reissued here on deluxe vinyl for the first time, this is, at long last, a chance for this remarkable lost album to be heard.
You may not know his name, but you know his music. Spooner Oldham is a linchpin of southern soul and R&B. A legendary ivory-tickler whose name is synonymous with the Muscle Shoals sound of Alabama, Oldham has backed and/or written songs for the likes of Etta James, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin and so many more (check out a more complete list here, if you want your mind blown).
In this sparkling career as a session musician and songwriter, Oldham only ever made one album that features his own voice and stylings front and center. Pot Luck was originally released in 1972 and faded into obscurity soon thereafter, but giving the album a second listen today we cannot imagine why. This album is a joyful affirmation of what fans already know: Spooner’s got soul.
We can’t wait for y’all to get to know him better.
Pot Luck is now available for preorder as a single LP in a deluxe gate-fold jacket. LITA vinyl subscribers will receive the album on ‘Lucky Green’ wax. The first 200 online preorders of the LP will receive ‘Galaxy Blue’ wax. Pot Luck will be available on black wax, CD, and digital September 18th.
The Kitchen Cinq | When The Rainbow Disappears: An Anthology 1965-68
They had that cool garage punk sound mixed with a beat-pop likability. They had killer harmonies and a keen sense of the absurd. They had Lee Hazlewood’s stamp of approval. The Kitchen Cinqboys seemed to have it all, but they were missing just one little ol’ thing… success.
Originally hailing from Texas, The Kitchen Cinq really started doin’ their thing in Los Angeles back in ’66, when they released their album, Everything But, on Lee Hazlewood Industries, but by ’68 band life had burned them out and the Texas boys went their separate ways. But what remains is a smashing collection of 60s garage pop that will surely get you jivin’.
A double vinyl anthology,When The Rainbow Disappears is now available for preorder on either blue (200 copies) or black wax. LITA vinyl subscribers will receive marbled rainbow LPs. It is also available as a CD. The anthology will be available for immediate purchase August 28.
“If my dad’s spirit is still out there dancing in the high blue,
I know he is–as he used to say–’digging it the most.’”
- Amy-Jo Albany on the Low Down soundtrack (Image via Discogs)
First came the man himself, Joe Albany, a supremely talented and underrated jazz pianist who lived an extraordinary life full of highs and lows. Then came Low Down, a brilliantly written memoir by Albany’s beloved daughter, Amy-Jo. The memoir sparked the acclaimed biopic of the same name, starring John Hawkes, Elle Fanning and Flea. And now, we step in to present the film’s original soundtrack.
With this release we aim to pay tribute to Joe Albany’s avant-garde, quick-tempo, bebop jazz and to take a moment to give jazz itself our full attention. With Albany’s own compositions as well as tracks by jazz greats such as Coleman Hawkins, Max Roach and Thelonious Monk, this is a compilation that both jazz lovers and jazz neophytes will dig the most.
Now available for preorder on either olive green or black wax. Available for purchaseAugust 7th.
“This is the sound that gives me the energy to go out into the world and try to shine a light. As a child, this is the music I listened to that blew my mind; it let me know that all things were possible.If human beings were capable of doing this, then anything could happen.” – Flea, co-star and executive producer of Low Down
Check out what is perhaps the most intimate track from the album, Albany playing ‘Everybody Knew But Me’:
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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.
This is an album to listen to in full. Put it on ’round midnight and let it wash over you.
Misty Flatsis 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!
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.
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 Color, her 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
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!