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Record Store Day 2017

Happy RSD 2017!  10 years of celebrating the indie record stores that so many of us spend much of our free time and spare dimes…here’s a list of titles pressed by GGR this year:

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Cheap Trick – The Epic Archive Vol. 1 (1975-1979)

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Colemine Records – Soul Slabs Vol. 1

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Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen – Live Ebbett’s Field

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Corey Feldman (feat Snoop Doff and Doc Ice) – Go 4 it b/w Everybody 7inch

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Count Five – Psychotic Reaction

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Electric Flag – Whisky A-Go-Go: September, 1967

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Emerson Lake and Palmer – Once Upon A Time in South America

Friendship Commanders – Junebug 7inch

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Mark Mulcahy – The Possum In The Driveway

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The Music Machine – (Turn On) The Music Machine

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Paul Butterfield – Live in New York 1970

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Son House – Oberlin College, April 15, 1965

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Soundtrack – Pineapple Express

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Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes – Live From E Street

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Stone Roses – Sally Cinnamon

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Tillers / Frontier Folk Nebraska – Split 7inch

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Todd Rundgren & Utopia – Utopia Live at the Fox: 1973

Walter Lure & The Waldos - Live In Brooklyn

Walter Lure & The Waldos – Live in Brooklyn

Wussy – Self Titled

 

 

The V-Roys — Just Add Ice

This is the limited edition, first ever vinyl release of The V-RoysJust Add Ice. Originally released in 1996, Just Add Ice turns 21 this year; now it’s old enough to buy its own Cold Beer Hello. This limited issue of 500 copies is individually numbered with a silver stamp on a nice matte finish, tip-on jacket.

 

The Figgs — The Man Who Fights Himself

The Story Behind The Release (in the words of Mike Gent, April 2017).

In the spring of 2008, we rolled into Los Angeles armed with a batch of brand new, unrehearsed songs and keyboardist Scott Janovitz. On top of the studio time we had booked, I had the terrible idea of adding shows to our schedule. We would record all day, take a dinner break, go to whatever show was booked, stay up all night catching up with west coast friends, then do the same thing the next day, then the next, and the next….Not the best situation for getting usable takes.

Sessions continued for a bit in Philly at G Love’s studio and then a lot of time passed before we continued work on the album. I’ve always felt that the band really needed a producer for this record. We had successfully produced Palais & Follow Jean on our own, but by the time we hit this record, we had run out of steam in the production dept.

The next set of sessions in 2009 we did at Scott Riebling’s studio. Scott recorded the first Gentlemen record and I’ve always enjoyed working with him. Just what the doctor ordered… Those sessions were so easy and fun, it inspired us to book a final set of sessions with Seth Powell at the original location of his Soundcheck Republic studio to finish the record.

The Man Who Fights Himself was finally released in spring of 2010 (Two years after we started it in LA) with very little fanfare.

The idea to remix some of the record has always been in the back of my mind. A few people over the years have asked when this would be released on vinyl. It made sense to me that when we did get around to putting it out on vinyl, that I would take the masters, remix most of the record, and have it remastered by Mike Quinn specifically for vinyl. Well, I finally got around to this project last Oct-Dec with the help of Ducky Carlisle.

Preorder is up!

 

Matthew Logan Vasquez — Does What He Wants

Does What He Wants (LP)

Matthew Logan Vasquez is feeling optimistic.

That’s not necessarily apparent the first time you spin his new full-length solo album. Each track on Matthew Logan Does What He Wants feels urgent and intense. Impatient landlords, financial woes and other frustrations fan the agitation embedded in the opening track, “Same.” Isolation darkens the brooding images of “From Behind The Glass.” Death takes a bow on “The Fighter.” Vasquez can’t help but juxtapose the celebration of “Fatherhood” with a lament that “we ain’t got the money to pay the hospital.”

The music enhances this impression. As fans of his work with Delta Spirit and Middle Brother know well, Vasquez knows how to fuse passion and poetry in his writing and then ignite this volatile mix with extraordinarily expressive singing. In this sense he stands as a peer and a worthy successor to those who influenced him as an up-and-coming artist — Neil Young, Kurt Cobain, Pink Floyd, Lou Reed and others often mentioned, none of them known for their upbeat, sunny lyrics.

The Does What He Wants pre-order is up for now, and the album will be released by Dine Alone Records on April 21.  Also, the Does What He Wants tour has begun, hitting many dates across the U.S. between now and May 27.

 

Summer Salt – Driving to Hawaii

Summer Salt is a rock’n’roll three-o of best pals. With influences of bossa nova and oldies, they create the perfect soundtrack for chillaxin’ by the pool. Matt has the voice of an angel, Eugene has that in-the-pocket drummin’, and Phil’s bass is funny.  Limited to 500 copies on color vinyl.

 

 

Mike Crawford & His Secret Siblings — Bright Hopes!

Bright Hopes! is the third release from Mike Crawford & His Secret Siblings.  The collective spent three years recording 16 songs with 50 people and over 100 minutes of music. From the start Bright Hopes! has been a gigantic community art project. The 16 songs fill three LPs with accompanying triple-gatefold artwork and 12 page booklet.  Available now!

 

Jerry Jean — Do We Reach Home

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Jerry Jean‘s twelve new songs explore the strains of modern living, human connection, and renewal. Cinematic and grand, the album features honest vocals and an expansive piano-driven backdrop adorned with lush strings. The LP was recorded with all live instruments for an organic, chamber pop sound. Do We Reach Home is an everyman’s journey through longing, disillusionment, and hope.

Produced and arranged by Jerry Jean in NYC, mixed in Los Angeles by Bryan Cook (Train, One Republic), and mastered in Portland, Maine by 11 time Grammy winner Bob Ludwig, the album was engineered to stand the test of time.

 

Mic Harrison & The High Score – Vanishing South

Lead singer and rhythm guitarist Mic Harrison, lead guitarist Robbie Trosper, bassist Vance Hillard, acoustic guitarist Chad Pelton and drummer Don Coffey, Jr., have a chemistry that can only come from long term friendships and shared experiences. Harrison, who started his young adulthood working in a saw mill in Bradford, Tenn., a town so small it barely shows up on the map between Memphis and Jackson. He moved to Knoxville in the 1990s to become co-lead singer-songwriter (with Scott Miller) in The V-Roys, a band that defined “Americana” before it was genre. After that group split, he teamed with Trosper in the short-lived favorites The Faults and, later, teamed with Coffey in the now legendary power pop act Superdrag.  When Superdrag ended, Harrison enlisted established Knoxville rock act The High Score to back up a tour and the chemistry was so good that the partnership never ended.

In the past 12 years or so, Mic and the guys have traveled the country, performing at festivals from Bonnaroo to Easyriders Rodeos, headlining bills from concert halls to the stickiest bars, opening shows for everyone from Billy Joe Shaver to Huey Lewis and the News to ZZ Top, and recording a terrific single with classic country singer Con Hunley.

The new album – Vanishing South – is available on vinyl in a limited edition of 300, 180 gram audiophile pressing, tip-on gatefold jacket, hand numbered.

 

Brandon Krebs — Refuge in Exile

The second full length release from Brandon Krebs. “Avant-Garde Pop for everybody, filled with romantically gloomy soulvoyages.” Refuge In Exile’s instantly breathtaking sweep and rhythmic hooks challenge its title’s reveal of how it was made intimately and mindfully in an uncertain two-year period of the artist’s life.  

 

GGR Film to be Screened at Cleveland International Film Festival

We are really excited to announce that our short film will be screening at the Cleveland International Film Festival as part of the Ohio Shorts Program on April 4! Directed by Nick Cavalier – Director, it tells a bit about who our company is and what we do.

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