Digable Planets New Vinyl Thursday!

It’s Digable Planets New Vinyl Thursday! Check out the 25th Anniversary edition of their album Reachin (New Refutation of Time and Space) featured below. Here’s all of this week’s new vinyl arrivals:

Alice Merton – No Roots (Extended Play, Digital Download Card)

Bad Wolves- Disobey

Beach House- 7

Blink 182- Buddha (green and yellow Indie only colored vinyl)

The Breeders – Last Splash

The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Something Else

Dangerous Summer- Dangerous Summer

Digable Planets – Reachin (New Refutation of Time and Space) – 25th Anniversary Edition

David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (180 Gram Vinyl)

Elliott Smith – Either / Or (Gatefold LP Jacket, Expanded Version, 2PC)

Father John Misty – God’s Favorite Customer

Weekly Review:

Father John Misty is changing.  No, not the soulful, whimsical sounds you have come to know and love, but possibly less self obsessed and a bit more depressed.  Like Superman realizing that kryptonite was real and he was not in invincible, we find Father John struggling with mortality and possible loss. As someone that wrote a concept album about himself, you would expect him to continue to tell the world just how amazing he is, however on God’s Favorite Customer, his latest release, we find him to be more wistful, thoughtful and sad.

Please Don’t Die is a crowning example of this.  “Somebody stop this joyless joyride, Im feeling older than my 35.”  He goes on to croon “Honey, I’m worried about you, your just to much to lose… So please don’t die, wherever you are tonight.”  It’s thoughtful, paranoid and telling about the stark realities of getting just a bit older.
The Palace tells the story of a hotel stay, which is a reoccurring theme throughout the album.  I picture Father John living in a hotel, clad in the bathrobe provided, living off room service, writing, making a mess…  My favorite part… “Last night I wrote a poem, man I must have been in the poem zone.” Classic Father John.
Don’t worry, he finds a way to make it about himself – Mr. Tillman, a song based on his interaction with a hotel clerk the morning after what sounds like a night filled with spotty memories.  On the surface it’s fun, but just below the surface it’s telling a story of struggling to control his rock and roll lifestyle.
Father John has made another great album, about himself. Again. Yet this one is different in all the ways you want different to be.  Excited to see where he goes from here.
Brad Simmons

Ghost – Opus Eponymous (Colored Vinyl, Purple)

Glass Animals – Zaba

Greta Van Fleet – Black Smoke Rising

Guns N’ Roses – Use Your Illusion II (2PC)

Gorillaz – Gorillaz (2PC)

George Michael – Listen Without Prejudice (180 Gram Vinyl)

HAIM – Days Are Gone (180 Gram Vinyl, Digital Download Card, 2PC)

Jimi Hendrix – Both Sides of the Sky (Gatefold LP Jacket, 180 Gram Vinyl, 2PC)

Jimi Hendrix – Axis: Bold As Love (180 Gram Vinyl)

José González – Veneer (180 Gram Vinyl, With CD, 2PC)

Jesse Dayton- The Outsider

John Prine – Tree Of Forgiveness

Liz Phair – Whip-Smart

Liz Phair – Whitechocolatespaceegg (2PC)

Liz Phair – Liz Phair (Gatefold LP Jacket, 2PC)

Leon Bridges- Good Thing

Lenny Kravitz – Greatest Hits

Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy (180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket, Remastered)

Miles Davis and John Coltrane- The Final Tour

Metallica – Ride the Lightning (180 Gram Vinyl)

Megadeth – Killing Is My Business And Business Is Good: The Final Kill (180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket, 2PC)

OutKast – Speakerboxxx: The Love Below (4PC)


Panic! At the Disco – Fever You Can’t Sweat Out

Paul Simon – Hearts And Bones (140 Gram Vinyl, Download Insert)

Paul Simon – The Paul Simon Songbook (140 Gram Vinyl, Download Insert)


Pink Floyd – Obscured By Clouds (180 Gram Vinyl)

Poptone – Poptone (White, 2PC)

Paul Johnson – Feel The Music (2PC)

Queensrÿche – Queensryche (2PC)

Soccer Mommy- Clean (indie exclusive limited edition colored vinyl)

Weekly Review:

Soccer Mommy “Clean”

Sophie Allison, the 20-year-old known as Soccer Mommy, has made her entrance into the music world with her debut album, “Clean.”which is the follow up to her EP release. Her music is not the usual flashy pop that dominates today; instead, it exhibits an intermixing of indie-influenced rock and alternative. Most of the tracks consist of just an electric guitar and Soccer Mommy’s somber vocals.

The album’s overall use of guitar and mournful singing is apparent in the opening track, “Still Clean.” Both its vocals and guitar are calm and collected. It isn’t until the next song, “Cool,” that the album picks up the pace — the song has a upbeat dance sensation to it, thanks to its eccentric beat.

In “Last Girl”, the artist is both jealous of and impressed by her crush’s girlfriend. The instrumentals and lyrics instantly sound like a entertaining jam session. “Scorpio Rising” also breaks away from the usual instrumentals. The song starts off quietly, then surprises with a pleasant rush of energy from exciting instrumentals. Soccer Mommy’s vocals become emotional and reveal a vulnerable side. The track retreats back to quiet but is not afraid to return to that impressive energy.

The album winds down with the secondtolast song, “Interlude.” It is a peaceful guitar solo. Having established herself as one of America’s great young songwriters with this debut LP, the future looks good for this soccer mom. Look for this and all the amazing treats only at the vinyl underground….Albert Schmurr.

The Rolling Stones – Their Satanic Majesties Request (Limited Edition, 180 Gram Vinyl)

Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface (Digital Download Card, 2PC)

Tom Waits – Small Change (180 Gram Vinyl, Colored Vinyl, Remastered, Indie Exclusive)

Terry Callier – Fire On Ice

The Unicorns – Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone (180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket, Black, Remastered)

Van Morrison – Astral Weeks (Clear Vinyl, 180 Gram Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)

Various Artists – Devil Got My Woman – 16 Classic Blues Songs

Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes

Wally Badarou – Back To Scales To Night

Wussy – What Heaven Is Like

Warrant – Cherry Pie

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Enjoy the music and we will see you soon. Your loving Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven staff,

Sherman, Gordon, Daniel, Dylan, David, Jonathan, and Dionna.

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