It’s Lizzo New Vinyl Thursday at The Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven. Check out this week’s list of new vinyl arrivals:
Arlo McKinley – This Mess We’re In (Orange Clear Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
A Tribe Called Quest- Midnight Marauders
Birth – Born (180 Gram Vinyl)
Bon Iver – For Emma Forever Ago
Black Sabbath- Master Of Reality
Cage the Elephant – Tell Me I’m Pretty (180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket)
Camp Trash – Long Way, Slow Way (Doublemint Colored Vinyl)
Chain Reaction – Indebted To You
The Cramps- Big Beat from Badsville
Cake – Fashion Nugget
To paraphrase Marie Antoinette, let us all eat Cake!
For the first time in 26 years, the second album by alt-rockers Cake is back on vinyl. Fashion Nugget is
where Cake’s quirky sound – lead by John McCrea’s spoken/sung vocals, with trumpet in the foreground
– came together.
If you only know one Cake song, there’s a good chance it’s on Fashion Nugget. Hit single “The Distance”
was inescapable upon its release and still frequently pops up in commercials and on TV shows. There’s a
good chance you read the words “the distance” and automatically added “for speed.”
A cover of Gloria Gaynor’s disco hit “I Will Survive” is somehow both ironic and earnest. Propelled by the
funky and nimble interplay between Victor Damiani’s bass and Greg Brown’s electric guitar, “I Will
Survive” struts until the trumpet kicks in and makes the song soar.
The other dozen songs on Fashion Nugget follow a similar template as “The Distance” and “I Will
Survive,” but manage to hold their own over a brisk 48 minutes. Cake is one of those weird bands who
broke through when the underground became mainstream for a hot minute. A group that benefited
from being in the right place at the right time, it’s nice to finally be able to afford Cake’s finest moment
on LP. -Joel Francis
Drive-By Truckers – Welcome 2 Club XIII
Dire Straits – Money For Nothing – Remastered
Don Wilkerson – Preach Brother! (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series)
Dream Syndicate – Ultraviolet Battle Hymns And True Confessions (Violet Clear Vinyl, Indie Exclusive, Digital Download Card)
Deslondes – Ways & Means
Roots rock band Deslondes may hail from New Orleans, but the impetus for the quintet’s first album in
five years arrived much closer to home.
Singer/guitarist Sam Doores describes walking down Massachusetts Street, in Lawrence, Kan., where his
parents live, when a call came from violinist/pedal steel player John James Tourville. As told in the press
materials accompanying the album, Tourville wanted to know if Doores was up for making another
Deslondes album. Doores’ response was an enthusiastic yes.
The result is not only the band’s first album since 2017 and fourth overall, but one of the best in their
catalog. Doores, Riley Downing and Dan Cutler each take lead vocals from song to song, giving the album
the feeling of a guitar pull, with each singer/songwriter trying to outdo the others.
Sonically, the Deslondes reside somewhere between their native Crescent City and Nashville,
incorporating the fiddle, pedal steel and other accents common in the Music City, with the laid-back,
R&B shuffle found in New Orleans. The piano, organ and three-part harmonies on “Consider Me” sounds
like The Band, circa Big Pink.
While Doores and Downing both released fine solo albums while Deslondes were dormant, their
synergy, combined with the creativity and musicianship from the rest of the band, makes Ways and
Means a welcome return and enjoyable listen. -Joel Francis
Frank Black & the Catholics – Complete Studio Albums – (Boxset Includes 7LP’s Pressed On 180-Gram Clear Vinyl)
George Braith – Extension (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series)
Go West – Go West (Clear Vinyl Colored Vinyl)
Ghost – Prequelle
Harry Styles – Harry’s House (180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket, Booklet, Postcard)
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart (2020 Remaster)
Kiss – Hotter Than Hell
Kylie Minogue – Fever
Kanye West – College Dropout
Kendrick Lamar- Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Lizzo – Special (Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Linda Lindas – Linda Lindas
Linda Lindas – Growing Up (Specialty Clear w/ Blue & Pink Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Monophonics – Sage Motel (Transparent Orange w/ Black Swirl Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Mac Miller – Circles (Clear Vinyl, Poster)
Michael Jackson – BAD (Picture Disc)
Mac DeMarco – Rock & Roll Night Club
My Chemical Romance – Black Parade
Pink Floyd- A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (180 Gram Vinyl, With Booklet, Gatefold LP Jacket)
Pearl Jam – Gigaton [Tour Edition] (With CD, Indie Exclusive)
Primal Fear – Primal Fear (Deluxe Edition, Silver Colored Vinyl)
Queen – Greatest Hits
RZA – Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater by Bobby Digital vs RZA
Ronnie Foster – Reboot
Ramones – Ramones
Ramones – Rocket To Russia (Indie Exclusive)
Ramones – Leave Home
Radiohead – In Rainbows
Slint – Spiderland
S.G. Goodman – Teeth Marks
Tami Neilson – Kingmaker (Pink Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Thelonious Monk – The Unique
Tom Waits – Closing Time [180 gram Vinyl]
Tame Impala – Live Versions
Tame Impala – Currents
The Weeknd – Starboy
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