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Record Highlight — Lights Resolve

Three men, covering two ends of the sound spectrum, share one common vision. For the expansive alternative trio Lights Resolve, it’s all about maximizing their assets: engaging and arresting listeners with just three instruments and a microphone. Now armed with their debut full-length, the band is about to bring their sonically galactic, yet incredibly minimalist, message to the masses.  Lights Resolve—which also includes drummer Neal Saini and bassist Luke Daniels—formed in Long Island, NY in 2006 after the trio’s former lead vocalist departed from their prior four-piece outfit.

For their first full-length LP, Feel You’re Different, Lights Resolve sequestered itself in Bethpage, NY with legendary Long Island producer Mike Sapone (Brand New, Taking Back Sunday), who, per his credentials, drove the band to log their most impressive studio performance to date. Thematically, the album developed into both a commentary on embracing individuality and coming to grips with one’s own personal development; both are topics the members of Lights Resolve know all too well from recent years.

The ultra-limited edition vinyl package features extensive artwork with silver accents, four vinyl colors, and oh by the way – the record plays from the center outward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Record Highlight — Take One Car

Take One Car is a group of good friends and family, from Upstate, NY, brought together by some collective desire to make music.  They spent the last 4 years performing, traveling, writing & recording in some form or another. On Record Store Day, they will be releasing their second full-length album, It’s Going To Be A Nice Day, on wax.

While the record does not officially street until RSD, you can actually pre-order a copy starting tomorrow (April 13)!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Record Highlight — Branford Marsalis

Legendary saxophonist Branford Marsalis and his tight-knit working band will deliver Four MFs Playin’ Tunes on deluxe 180-gram vinyl on April 21, 2012.

This is the first recording of the Branford Marsalis Quartet with an electrifying young drummer that joined the band three years ago and the results are a nimble and sparkling album, featuring ambitious original compositions by members of the band, a Thelonious Monk classic, and one standard dating to 1930.

The record blends the beautiful and subtle ballad sounds of the 2004 release  Eternal with the ecstatic contrasts of the critically-acclaimed Braggtown.  In other words, this just might be the Branford Marsalis Quartet’s most sublime musical achievement yet.

This is the first vinyl release from Marsalis Music, and will not be available digitally until August (but the vinyl contains a digital download code).

In describing Four MFs Playin’ Tunes, Marsalis recalls a television interview program on which famed bandleader and drummer Art Blakey was asked to describe jazz in one word.  Blakey’s answer? “Intensity, intensity, intensity.” The Branford Marsalis Quartet has built their reputation by bringing intensity to each and every live and recorded performance, including the ballads.  Says Marsalis, “Even if people don’t know what we’re doing, they’ll feel what we’re doing.”

Hit up your local Independent Record Store around April 21 (Record Store Day) to grab a copy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RSD Highlight #7 — Axe & The Oak

Available on Record Store Day:

Axe & The Oak 7″

This is the first vinyl release by Radio-Active Records, an independent record store in South Florida, as well as Miami band Axe & the Oak. This double a-side 7″ is culled from their CD-only EP which was released earlier last year. Both tracks show excellent craftsmanship in both the playing and production, creating a truly engaging and cinematic experience. Their sound can best be described as post-punk twang, displaying both the gothic undertones of bands like the Damned or the Birthday Party with the twang of instrumental surf rock. Pounding drums, dark bass lines, reverb-soaked guitars, and a brooding vocal style equal parts Lux Interior and Dave Vanian. Not just a sum of their influences, Axe and the Oak have created a solid and powerful record worth repeated listens. Black virgin vinyl with a stark and minimal sleeve.

RSD Highlight #5 — GBV Tribute

Available on Record Store Day:

Various Artists – Sing For Your Meat: A Tribute To Guided By Voices

This collection of GBV songs features renditions by Thurston Moore, the Flaming Lips, Kelly Deal and many others.  While the official street date is Record Store Day (pressed on an amazing variety of colors of wax, if we don’t say so ourselves), the record will be re-pressed in the coming months ahead.

There are tons of release and listening parties happening with regard to this record, in addition to the tons of other RSD festivities around the country on Saturday.  Hit up No More Fake Labels for all of the latest news regarding this record!

RSD Highlight #4

Available on Record Store Day

For anyone interested in smart, tuneful and inventive  pop music in the early 1980’s, The dB’s were the band for you- that is if you could find their records.  Distribution woes overcame critical raves, and the band’s last recording was released in 1987.  Until now.

We were stoked to have the opportunity to press the band’s first recording in over 2o years.  The 7″ single “Picture Sleeve” / “Write Back”  is a timeless return to form.  Ask for at your favorite indie record store on RSD.

RSD Highlight #3 — Wavves / Trash Talk Split 7″

Available on Record Store Day:

Wavves / Trash Talk Thorns / TV Luv Song 7″

A couple of us were lucky enough to catch Trash Talk while at SXSW – this split 7″ is a killer collector’s piece for fans of TT and Wavves.  The record is extremely limited — only 500 manufactured!  (not all stores will have a copy….but there are plenty of other things to grab while visiting your favorite indie retailer on RSD…or any day for that matter!)

RSD Highlight #2 — Shuggie Otis

Available on Record Store Day:

Shuggie Otis: Inspiration Information – World Psychedelic Classics 2

Another hard-to-find classic album – this is the first time Inspiration Information will be available on vinyl in the U.S. in many years.  This RSD-exclusive 180 gram double LP includes a second record containing four tracks from Otis’s 1971 album Freedom Flight.


RSD Highlight #1 – Os Mutantes

For the next week, we will be highlighting several RSD vinyl releases that were pressed here at GGR.  While we don’t have enough days to highlight every release; for the next seven days, we will highlight one each day that was particularly favored by of one of the GGR staffers.

You can grab any one of these releases (each in very limited quantities) at a variety of indie record stores around the country on next Saturday, April 16 (Record Store Day).  Of course, don’t let that stop you from coming in to any of these fine establishments any other day of the year – as far as we are concerned, it’s record store everyday!

Os MutantesEverything Is Possible: World Psychedelic Classics 1

Reissued by Luaka Bop for RSD2011 (on 180 gram wax) for the first time in ten years!  This compilation contains some of the best, and often forgotten, work of the 60’s psych group’s career.

Reminder – Record Store Day 2011

Hey There-

Just a quick reminder that the deadline over at Record Store Day to get your commercial RSD2011 pieces registered on their list is tomorrow (Feb 1, 2011)!

Also, here’s some rough timeline info for getting your RSD releases pressed here at GGR — please note these are just rough guidelines….please contact Matt at (800) 295-0171 or [email protected] before placing your order for more specific info.

RSD Vinyl Pressing Orders submitted 2/1 should ship by 3/15

RSD Vinyl Pressing Orders submitted by 2/7 should ship by 3/22

RSD Vinyl Pressing Orders submitted by 2/14 should ship by 3/29

RSD Vinyl Pressing Orders submitted by 2/21 should ship by 4/5

RSD Vinyl Pressing Orders submitted by 2/28 should ship by 4/12

* Please note that delays in test pressing/art approvals/other circumstances can alter these timelines.

RSD2011 is April 16, 2011!

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