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  • Dow Jones and the Industrials -- Finally

    July 19, 2016

    Let's just say, it's been years in the making... Dow Jones and the Industrials' anthology Can't Stand The Midwest 1979-1981 will be released on Sept. 16, 2016 as a 2xLP+DVD set. Yeah, CD is an option too. 

    This is the definitive story told through 29 remastered songs -- including 1980 Hoosier Hysteria LP, 1981 7-inch EP, 9 unreleased studio tracks plus compilation, demo and live recordings -- liner notes by Gizmos' Dale Lawrence and Keith Smith's unpublished photographs of the Indiana punk scene. Plus, there's a DVD of the wild Sept. 1980 performance at at the legendary Indianapolis punk club Third Base. 

    And if that is not enough, we dug up and polished five songs by Mr. Science -- the Industrials' synth wizz and DIY producer. Those are available as a 7-inch EP in the deluxe mail order only version of the album.

    Read more here.

  • Carter And Connors Together At Last

    June 30, 2016

    The debut, untitled LP of guitar masters Tom Carter and Loren Connors will be released August 5, 2016. It's limited to only 528 copies. Bradley Buehring's gorgeous black and white photos of the long hairs in action adorn the glossy LP jacket and inner sleeve.

     

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    Loren Connors In The Wire

    June 14, 2016

    Some say "it's 'bout damn time..." but we just smile.

    Loren Connors graces the cover of The Wire for a fantastic, indepth feature by Kurt Gottschalk that is teased as: "The pioneering free blues guitarist has more than six strongs to his bow, as demonstrated by his debut release as a pianist." Suzanne Langille makes a co-staring role as Gottschalk examines Loren's recent bout of Family Vineyard releases. 

    That debut release is, of course, The Red Painting 7-inch (just a few more copies of it left...).

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    The Guardian Is Here

    April 15, 2016

    After some gnarly vinyl manufacturing delays, very excited to release Little Howlin' Wolf's The Guardian. This 1982 LP brought together a slew of Wolf's self-released 45 singles to create a sorta jigsaw puzzle of style and influence that spans Chicago's fabled Maxwell Street scene to much deeper, outside movements stepped in free association and ethnic traditions. Unlike the scrabbled, overload of Cool Truth (1985 - FV83), The Guardian presents Wolf's most accessible and deeply emotional songs, yet still orbits a universe known only by the likes of Captain Beefheart or Albert Ayler.

    This reissue features replicated LP jackets, with Wolf’s original transcendent liner notes, and labels bearing his Solidarity Solidarnosc Records name; never before seen photos; essay by ethnomusicologist/ Canary Records head Ian Nagoski; and download coupon. 

    Now with both of Wolf's early 80s album back in print, listeners can finally get a full send of his "fractured, contemporary urban folk music," according to Pop Matters. "Borrowing from a host of stylistic traditions, Pobiega creates an unsettling amalgamation, an aural melting pop of sorts, that distills the disparate genres to their basest elements to create something distinctly American."

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    Light Is Finally Shining

    March 28, 2016

    Finally -- Loren Connors & Clint Heidorn's debut Light is out this week. It's quite a package to match the music: a one-sided, clear vinyl 12” packaged with two pieces of Connors’ art -- a detail of a recontextualized Matisse painting. One piece is transparent plastic, the other paper. Together, the opaque block of 11-inch x 11-inch sheets are intended to be hung in your window so the light can illuminate the hidden colors.

    As for the music -- it sounds just like that. 

    Only 300 copies of this record were made and only a few remain today. 

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