Weekly Distro Roundup with Jon Treneff!

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Comin’ atcha from the darkest recesses of the universe (Seattle), this is yer boy Jon Treneff! You may remember me from the LITA Road Trip hustle, but I juggle a number of hats in this monkey house, one of them being dub organizer of Retail sales. Here at LITA Seattle HQ, we get so many great records in for distro every week, and we never seem to find the time to talk about them – UNTIL NOW! Starting today, we’ll be dedicating Thursdays to giving some shine to our recent faves from the stables of our distributed labels. Get on board (there’s a hot tub)!

Little Ann – Deep Shadows
(Timmion)

Back in print and layered for winter in a new luxurious gate-fold tip-on sleeve! Heads have been clamoring for this one ever since we blew through the OG re-issue a couple years back. A true obscure Northern Soul classic, this is hands-down one of the best “lost” records of the genre we’ve ever laid ears on.

 

Don Peake – The Hills Have Eyes
(One Way Static)

Wes Craven’s 1977 stunner finally gets the deluxe reissue treatment. Don Peake backed the likes of Ike & Tina and wrote the music for Knight Rider, but here he delves into some truly eerie experimental sound-scapes befitting this horror classic. These won’t last long, so grip a copy before they’re dragged into a broke-down Chevy, never to be seen again.

 

Laurence Vanay – Galaxies
(Lion Productions)

Cinematic grooves from Jacqueline Thibault, wife of music producer and musician Laurent Thibault of Magma. Really ahead-of-it’s-time action here, pointing the way forward to early-Broadcast and the sultry exotica of Stereolab. Turn out the lights and make the world go away.

 

SR008-BlindOwl-WEB Blind Owl – Blind Owl
(Strawberry Rain)

Real hazy-shade-of-winter jams here. Impossibly rare Canadian private press recorded at home in Ontario, and reminiscent of Jacksons Frank and Browne, Linda Perhacs, or Neil Young’s more tender moments. Delicate sounds for gentle people.

*All titles mentioned above are available at the Light In The Attic record store in Seattle. Store is open on Friday from 12-8 PM weekly, and starting February, Saturday 12-4pm!