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New Record Pressing — The Aubreys

New record pressing! Available from Shuga Records, The Aubreys 2021 psychedelic rock album Karaoke Alone — preorder now!

End Of Year Package Deals!

12″ vinyl packages including full color artwork – including shipping to one USA mainland location!

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Happy Holidays! GGR year In Review 2023

Back again for 2023, please find a list of some of our employee’s favorite frecords that we worked on this year. There is never enough time to really dig into every project, but this is a snapshot of some great vinyl records you should seek out via your favorite local record store or online store!

Employee Name: Mike Burrows

Fela Kuti – “Gentleman” (Knitting Factory)
Cymande – “Second Time ‘Round” (Knitting Factory)
Black Market Brass – “Hox” (Colemine)
Ghost Funk Orchestra – “Brownout / Boneyard Baille” (Colemine)
V/A _ “If There’s Hell Below” (Numero Group)
Abdul Wadud – “By Myself” (Gotta Groove)
Toots & the Maytals – “Sweet and Dandy” (Real Gone)
The Donnas – “Early Singles 1995-1999” (Real Gone)
The Donnas – “The Donnas” (Real Gone)
The Donnas – “American Teenage Rock ‘n Roll Machine” (Real Gone)
The Donnas – “Turn 21” (Real Gone)
The Donnas – “Get Skintight” (Real Gone)
Wet Specimens – “Over Pale Bodies” (Brain Slash)
Hamza El Din – “Al Oud: Instrumental & Vocal Music of Nubia” (Real Gone)
Carl Stone – “Electronic Music From the Eighties and Nineties” (Unseen Worlds)
Carl Stone – “Electronic Music From 1972-2022” (Unseen Worlds)
Ira Newborn – “The Naked Gun” Soundtrack (1984 Publishing)
Fabio Frizzi – “Zombie: Composer’s Cut” (Cadabra)
Pool-Pah – “The Flasher” (Real Gone)
Rocky Gray _ “The Barn Pt. 2” Soundtrack (Lunaris Records
Carlo Maria Cordio – “Troll 2” Soundtrack (Lunaris Records)
Frankie Stein & His Ghouls – “Shock! Terror! Fear!” (Real Gone)
Frankie Stein & His Ghouls – “Ghoul Music” (Real Gone)

Employee Name: Matt Earley

Abdul Wadud – By Myself
Angel Corpus Christi – Bewitched: A Tribute to Luna
Avett Brothers – The Seventh Avett Guild
Beach Fossils – Clash The Truth
Bela Fleck – Drive
Black Moth Super Rainbow – Start A People
Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep
Brennen Leigh – Ain’t Through Honky Tonkin’ Yet
Brothers Vanguard, Electriq – Dominoes
Catfish Keith – Still I Long To Roam
Chayla Hope – Damn, Feelings
Clam City
Cowboy Junkies – Lay It Down
Circus Devils – Squeeze The Needle
Cymande – Second Time Round
Doctor Bionic – Spiritual Conquest
The Du-Rites – Go Funk Me b/w Bucket
Esme Patterson – Notes From Nowhere
Fela Kuti – Gentleman
Fela Kuti – Zombie
GBV – Nowhere To Go But Up
Girth Control – Life’s Too Short For Girth Control
Grateful Dead – Dick’s Picks 2 (Columbus, Ohio 10-31-71)
Gypsy Wizard Queen – S/T
Hawk – African Day
H.P. Lovecraft – Halloween In A Suburb
Jalen Ngonda – Come Around And Love Me b/w What is Left To Do
Jason Isbell – Southeastern 10th Anniversary
John Moreland – In The Throes
Johnny Ruiz & The Escapers – Sorry b/w Looking At The Prettiest Girl
Joyful Noise Band – Let Jesus Be Seen
Judee Sill – Heart Food Mothers
Kendra Morris – I Am What I’m Waiting For
LuSID – Guindado
Lutalo – Again
M. Ward – Transfiguration Of Vincent
M. Ward – Duet for Guitars #2
Meat Puppets – Forbidden Places
Medeski Martin & Wood – Friday Afternoon In The Universe
Medeski Martin & Wood – Shack Man
Medeski Martin & Wood – It’s A Jungle In Here
Mike Clark – Kosen Rufu
Mos Generator – Time//Wounds
Peter Frampton – Frampton@50 1972-1975 Studio Albums
Replacements – Nowhere Is My Home b/w Can’t Hardly Wait
Reposado – Tequila Funk
Say She She – Silver
Scott Clark – Dawn & Dusk
Silas Hite – Dawn Dusk
Strapping Fieldhands – Gobs On The Midway
Roge – Eu Gosta Dela
Taylor McCall – Mellow War
Tobin Sprout – Demos & Outtakes Two
Video Age – Away From The Castle

Employee Name: Tyler Goubeaux

Ancient Filth – No More Hiding
WMD – DELIQUESCE
reynaldo jenkins and the teardrops – the short way up 7inch
Surgeon – Petunia

Employee Name: Ren Harcar

Collate: Generative Systems
The Donnas: American Teenage Rock n’ Roll Machine
The Donnas: Get Skintight
Fabio Frizzi: Zombie
Fearing: Shadow
Fela Kuti: Gentleman
Say She She: Silver
True Body: Heavenly Rhythms for the Uninitiated

Employee Name: Forrest James

O.R.P.H.A.N.S. – Occult Rituals, Psychedelic Hangups, And No Survivors
BRIAN STRAW – BABY STARS/DEAD LANGUAGES
BRIDGE CITY SINNERS – UNHOLY HYMNS
Nick Shoulders – Armadillo Tail Presents: Nick Shoulders 2
SPIRAL STAIRCASE – VISIONS SHIFTING FORM

Employee Name: Dave Polster

Nesey Gallons – When I Was An Ice Skater
Tobin Sprout – Demos and Outtakes Two
Black Market Brass – Hox
Toots and the Maytals – Sweet and Dandy
Kendra Morris – I Am What I’m Waiting For
Black Sun Ensemble – Black Sun Ensemble Vol. 2
Soul Low – Uneasy
Minor Prophet Joel – The Tucker Family Groove
Photon Band – Pure Photonic Matter Vol. 2
V/A – The Ooze Compilation Vol. 1
David Childers and The Serpents – Melancholy Angel
Meat Puppets – Forbidden Places
Jonah Tolchin – Dockside
Willi Carlisle – Critterland
Hopkins-Bradley – Tatooed Tree
V/A – Black Jazz Records – The Complete Singles
Extortionist- The Black Sheep
Tom Mroczka & The Music Box – Paczki Polka 7”

Employee Name: Vince Slusarz (Sr)

Live in Anvers- Alex Chilton (Bar None)
As All Get Out- Matthew Logan Vasquez (9 Mile)
Ain’t Through Honky-Tonkin’-Brennan Leigh (Signature Sounds)
Demos and Outtakes 2- Tobin Sprout
Welcome to Struggleville- Bill Mallonee/Vigilantes of Love
Sweet and Dandy- Toots and the Maytals (Real Gone)
I Am What I’m Waiting For- Kendra Morris (Colemine)
A Mercyland Christmas- Phil Madeira and Friends (Mercyland)
Southeastern Deluxe set- Jason Isbell (30 Tigers)
Nowhere To Go But Up- Guided By Voices (Rockathon)
Dig It Up- Bonnie Raitt (WEA/ADA)
S/T- Botttlerockets (Real Gone)
Dockside- Jonah Tolchin (Clover Music)
Blue Diamonds- Marcus Machado (Soul Step)
Not Cool- Tim Easton (Black Mesa)
Damn Feelings- Chayla Hope (Jestertainment)
By Myself- Abdul Wadud (Gotta Groove Records)
Where Did My World Come From?-Glass Harp (Peppermint)
Melancholy Angel-David Childers and the Serpents (Ramseur)
Twenty On High- Drayton Farley (30 Tigers)
S/T- Judee Sill (Intervention)
Pieces- Dojo Cuts (Colemine)
Quiet Flame- Caitlin Canty
1988- Lori McKenna (30 Tigers)
Get Behind the Wheel- Eileen Jewell (Signature Sounds)
Domino- Ronnie and the Savoys 7” (Wicked Cool)
Tears Fall/What Can I Say?- Lee Fields 7” (Daptone)
The Seventh Avett Guild 7”- Avett Brothers (Ramseur)
Help Me To Understand/Look Up- Aaron Frazier and The Harlem Gospel Travelers 7” (Colemine)

Employee Name: Giovanna Taylor

Corinne Bailey Rae – Black Rainbows
Chris Acker – Good Kid
Thee Scared Souls – Can I Call You Rose b/w Weak For Your Love
Pale Jay – Bewilderment
Toots and the Maytals – Sweet and Dandy
Lutalo – Again
Marty Robbins – Gunfighter
Charlie Megira And Hefker Girl- S/T
Brennen Leigh – Ain’t Through Honky Tonkin’ Yet
Royal Headache – S/T
The Glass Harp – Where Did My World Come From?
BLOODbath64 – AESTHETICADELICA
Isabelle Antena – En Cavale
Witch – Zango
Fela Kuti – Gentleman
The South Side Movement- S/T
Tomorrow’s Wish – On My Mind
Replacements – Nowhere Is My Home/ Can’t Hardly Wait
Chayla Hope – Damn, Feelings
Doctor Bionic – Sacrifice
Say She She – Silver

Employee Name: Tim Thornton

Black Jazz Records – The Complete Singles
The Donnas – Reissues
Hiroshi Yoshimura – Surround
Larry Wish – The Mind Is The Builder
Loris S. Sarid – Music For Tomato Plants
Meat Puppets – Forbidden Places
Tolerance – Anonym / Divin
Toots And The Maytals – Sweet And Dandy

Employee Name: Jon Vesey

  1. Blind Girls – “The Weight of Everything”
  2. Black Market Brass – “Hox”
  3. Various – “If There’s Hell Below…”
  4. Say Hi – “Elocution Prattle”
  5. LCD Soundsystem – “This Is Happening”
  6. Voivod – “Nothingface” and “Angel Rat”
  7. Cloud Catcher – “Return from the Cauldron”
  8. Hekseblad – “The Fall of Cintra”
  9. Ancient Days – “Sign of the Times”
  10. Black Moth Super Rainbow – “Start a People”
  11. Woodrot – “Ethics: A Relic”
  12. Witch – “Zango”
  13. Sarushibai – “Proud to Be Social Outcasts”
  14. The Love & Terror Cult – “We Are You on Fire”
  15. Peter Frampton – “Frampton @50”
  16. Therion – “Siren of the Woods”
  17. Voidtripper – “Dopefiend”
  18. Fela Kuti – “Gentleman”
  19. Satan’s Satyrs – “Quick Quiet Raid”
  20. Mos Generator – “Heavy Sevens & Spaced Oddities”
  21. Trampled by Turtles – “Life Is Good on the Open Road”
  22. Psycho-Frame – “Remote God Seeker”
  23. Tobacco – “Skids and Angels”
  24. Kuebiko / Military Shadow – Split
  25. Earth Surface People – “nihookááʼ diyin dineʼé”
  26. Outlaw – “Discography”
  27. Sun Children Sun – “Bizarre Feverre”
  28. Charles Baudelaire – “Flowers of Evil”
  29. Ira Newborn – “The Naked Gun (Soundtrack)”

Vinyl Pressing — Juliana Hatfield

New vinyl pressing! Juliana Hatfield – Sings ELO. Available from American Laundromat Records.

“ELO songs were always coming on the radio when I was growing up. They were a reliable source of pleasure and fascination (except for “Fire On High” which scared the heck out of me). With this album of covers I wanted to get my hands deep into some of the massive ‘70’s hits but I am also shining a light on some of the later work (“Ordinary Dream” from 2001’s “Zoom” album, “Secret Messages” and “’From The End Of The World”, both from the ‘80’s).

Thematically, I identify with the loneliness and alienation and the outerspace-iness in the songs I chose. (I have always felt like I am part alien, not fully belonging to or in this Earth world.) Sonically, ELO recordings are like an amusement park packed with fun musical games with layers and layers of varied, meticulous parts for your ears to explore; production curiosities; huge, gorgeous stacks of awe-inspiring vocal harmony puzzles. My task was to try and break all the things down and reconstruct them subtly until they felt like mine.

Overall, I stuck pretty close to the originals’ structures while figuring out new ways to express or reference the unique and beloved ELO string arrangements. An orchestra would have been difficult or impossible for me to manage to record, nor did I think there was any point in trying to copy those parts as they originally were. Why not try to reimagine them within my zone of limitations? In some cases, I transposed string parts onto guitars, or keyboards, and I even sung some of them (as in “Showdown” and “Bluebird Is Dead”).

Recording the album was a kind of complicated and drawn-out process since I was doing all of my tracks at home in my bedroom (drums and bass were done by Chris Anzalone and Ed Valauskas, respectively [in their own recording spaces]), and I kept running into technology problems that would frustrate me and slow me up. But eventually I got it all done. A labor of love.” -Juliana

Vinyl Pressing — Falcon Jane

New vinyl pressing – Falcon Jane – The Legacy:

Some of you out there may know the name Falcon Jane. Seen it on a glowing marquee at the club downtown. Heard it on a warm afternoon through a gently humming radio.

Some of you may even consider yourselves to be quite familiar with Falcon Jane—know the songs, the style, the “plez rock” they play.

So some of you have heard the silence of these long last few years. As the world closed up, Falcon Jane went dark.

Shelburne, Ontario. Population: 9,000. A town you drove through, not to.

Amongst the farmers’ fields, deep rivers, and roaring highway, we found Falcon Jane. And things are looking a little different now.

There’s something about living out in the sticks with your mama and your dog, missing the road, with a broken heart and broke down car.

Country music starts making a lot more sense. Available soon from Darling Recordings.

Vinyl Pressing — Abby Posner

An award-winning singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, film composer, producer, and solo artist, Abby Posner is a multi-tasker at heart. She shines a light on the full spread of her creative abilities with Second Chances, an album that uses modern American roots music as a springboard for a bigger, bolder sound. Influenced by everything from punk/rock to electronic music, Second Chances is every bit as diverse as the artist who made it. Inspired by a life-changing breakup and the introspective soul-searching that followed, the album deals with themes like resilience, patience, acceptance, self-awareness, and rebuilding. Posner calls it “a queer love story,” but she clarifies that Second Chances is more about self-love than the affection we receive from others.

“I wrote the songs about my own journey,” she explains. “It’s less about the one who got away, and more about discovering there’s something better awaiting you. That’s why I called it Second Chances. I’m getting into the second act of my life, chasing down something new.” Something new, indeed. Second Chances carves out it’s own genre-fluid identity, funneling Posner’s influences into a sound that’s entirely her own. “Quiet on Sunset” begins as an acoustic folk ballad before moving into electronic territory. “If You Wanna Love” bridges the gap between Posner’s punk/rock past and Americana present. “Darkest Hours”-one of three songs to feature contributions from a full band-is a late-night soul song punctuated by bluesy fretwork. The indie-pop textures of “We’ve Come So Far” nod to modern influences like Phoebe Bridgers, while the hushed vocal harmonies in “Moving Back to Denver” evoke Elliot Smith’s iconic bedroom recordings.

Like Smith, Posner recorded the bulk of Second Chances at home, playing all of the instruments herself while pulling triple-duty as songwriter, performer, and producer. She also pieced together a band to perform three songs-“Darkest Hours,” “Night Train,” and “Simple Life”-during a short live-in-the-studio session. “I wanted to revisit the old-school mentality of capturing a song with one take, without any bells and whistles,” she says of the songs that feature other musicians. “Then I paired those full-band recordings with the rest of the record, where I’m exploring plug-ins, production techniques, and a wider canvas of sound by myself.” The eclectic career of Posner is reflected throughout Second Chances and Posner has never sounded so resolute. Dynamic, melodic, virtuosic, and proudly idiosyncratic, Second Chances reintroduces Abby Posner as a music industry veteran who’s still chasing down new horizons.

Available from Blackbird Records on vinyl soon!

Vinyl Pressing — The Vampyre – Read by Laurence R. Harvey

John William Polidori’s The Vampyre is the first English-language story written about the vampire as we know it, preceding Bram Stoker’s Dracula by nearly 80 years. Emanating from the same storytelling game at Lake Geneva which also produced Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,  Polidori’s tale bears the Romantic hallmarks of its Byronic influences, but stands wholly on its own despite drawing from Lord Byron’s own “Fragment of a Novel.”

Read here by Laurence R. Harvey and scored by Chris Bozzone, Cadabra Records‘s adaptation leans strongly into the modernity of this very British tale. While Stoker’s Dracula is wholly original in its epistolary form and construction, the elements extant in this early 19th century tale set the form for what would become the foundation of nearly every vampire story for the next two centuries. Lord Ruthven walks among the elite as one of them, not a mysterious figure in the shadows. None but the villagers suspect what’s going on. The vampire stalks young and lovely women, acting as much as a seducer as a monster, but a creature of the night no matter how you might perceive him.

Order now in time for Halloween…..

Vinyl Pressing — Grateful Dead Dick’s Picks Vol. 2

New vinyl pressing – on Halloween 1971 night—captured on this three-sided double-LP—the Grateful Dead played the most ethereal, dreamy, and, yes, spooky version of “Dark Star” ever recorded; it’s almost as if Jerry Garcia was communing with his ancestors  (and maybe John Coltrane) for the first seven minutes of his beautifully structured, contemplative and yearning solo. Then, after the vocal verse, Garcia, rhythm guitarist Bob Weir, and bassist Phil Lesh take turns suggesting a new improvisational theme before the band telepathically picks up on a two-note theme  and Garcia launches into some of the most ecstatic guitar playing ever captured on tape anywhere (labeled by some the “Tighten Up” jam after the Archie Bell & the Drells song; others hear an embryonic “Eyes of the World”). The rest of the show keeps flying high; the whole band is on fire during “Sugar Magnolia,” a rare, early-‘70s performance of “St. Stephen” (the final live version until 1976) swaggers like it should, and a great “Not Fade Away”/ “Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad”/ “Not Fade Away” medley rounds out the show…a “hallowed” performance indeed.

Available from Real Gone Music.

Vinyl Pressing — Pat Van Dyke

New Vinyl Pressing! Pat Van Dyke – Falls To Pieces. Elegant and effortless, dreamy and dusty. Falls To Pieces is a natural progression emerging from the organic textures explored on Pat Van Dyke’s stellar 2018 LP Hello, Summer–which received heavy praise from Pitchfork, Flea Market Funk, and more. The new LP broadcasts a more concise, deliberate, and refined sound that combines elements of jazz and golden era hip-hop with today’s electronic music.

Vinyl Pressing — Morricone Youth

New vinyl pressing! Years in the making – Battleship Potemkin was composed for a live scoring of Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 cinematic landmark silent film of Soviet military mutiny and Odessa civilian slaughter, first performed live at Flux Factory in Astoria, Queens on June 14, 2015 and recorded from 2016 to 2020.

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