New Arrivals 11/5/12


Kevin Drumm – Sheer Hellish Miasma $43
The Twilight Sad – The Wrong Car $29
Explosions in the Sky – Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die $30
George Harrison – Early Takes Vol. 1 $32
Merzbow + Balazs Pandi – Ducks: Live in NYC $33
Taj Mahal Travellers – August, 1974 $50
Godspeed You Black Emperor – Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven $40
The Twilight Sad – Forget the Night Ahead $35
Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works Vol II $53
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced $30
Earth – Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II $34
Dan Auerbach – Keep it Hid $32
Black Francis – The Golem $32
The Smiths – The Queen is Dead $40
Bright Eyes – Letting off the Happiness $29
The Felice Brothers – Celebration, Florida $26
The Felice Brothers – Yonder is the Clock $35
Iggy & the Stooges – Raw Power $40
A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory $33
Genius/GZA – Liquid Swords $38
Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror $33
Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream $40
The Cure – Entreat Plus $40
Lambchop – Mr M. $40
Ruins – Alone $29
Rosetta – Wakelift $33
Godspeed You Black Emperor – Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada $30
Wyatt/Atzmon/Stephen – ……..For the Ghosts Within $40
Simone Felice – s/t $29
John Mueller – The Whole $35
The Dead C – Future Artists $34
Pennywise – All For Nothing $32
A Broken Consort – Crow Autumn $24
Red Fang – Murder the Mountains $31
Sonic Youth – Anagrama $18
Explosions in the Sky – The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place $33
Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures $30
Arve Henriksen – Cartography $50
Mike Shiflet – Merciless $35
On – Something That Has Form and Something That Does Not $34
The Smiths – Strangeways, Here We Come $40
Elliot Smith – An Introduction to… $28
Patrick Watson – Adventurers in Your Own Backyard $35
The Smiths – Meat is Murder $40
The Dead C – Secret Earth $26
Takehisa Kosugi – Catch-Wave $38
Keiji Haino/Jim O’Rourke/Oren Ambarchi – Imikuzushi $45
Godspeed You Black Emperor –  f# a# infinity $33
Nils Frahm – Felt $40
Social Climbers – s/t $33
Anti-Flag – The General Strike $28
Eyvind Kang – Visible Breath $36
Depech Mode – Some Great Reward $40
Kanye West – The College Dropout $28
The Chrome Cranks – Ain’t No Lies in Blood $35
The Dead C – Patience $26
Nails – Unsilent Death – $26
Daniel Menche – Guts – $42
This Will Destroy You & Lymbyc Systym – Field Studies $19
Black Breath – Sentenced to Life $28
A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders $30
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme $24
Oren Ambarchi – A Final Kiss on Poisoned Cheeks $32
Mastodon – Leviathan $40
True Widow – As High as the Highest Heavens $33
Yann Tiersen – Dust Lane $31
MXPX – Plans Within Plans $24
Dirty Three – Ocean Songs $43
Yann Tiersen – Skyline $33
Joy Division – Closer $31
Municipal Waste – The Fatal Feast $34
The Dead C – Clyma Est Mort $38
The Jealous Sound – A Gentle Reminder $27
Feedtime – The Aberrant Years $65


Dead Machines – Futures $25


Rites of Spring – All Through a Life $10

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New Arrivals 4/5/12

Yeah, there’s more:


Lake of Blood – As Time and Tide Erodes Stone $27
Nina Simone – Sings the Blues $34
Total Control – Henge Beat $26
Scott Walker – Tilt $24
Wetdog – Frauhaus $27
Wreck & Reference – s/t $27
The Body & Braveyoung – Nothing Passes $27
US Maple – Acre Thrills $26
Belzebong – Sonic Scapes and Weedy Grooves $31
Book of Black Earth – The Cold Testament $29
Deerhunter – Microcastle $29
Yuya Uchida & the Flowers – Challenge! $38
Dan Melchoir – Ghost in the Supermarket (Record Store Day release) $27
Stephen Egerton – The Seven Degrees of $ 24
Dirty Three – Toward the Low Sun $30
Sparklehorse – Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot $31
Thou – Baton Rouge, You Have Much to Answer For $27
Christian Mistress – Agony & Opium $24
Angels of Light – Sing “Other People” $24
James Blackshaw – The Glass Bead Game $26
Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky $26
Windmills By The Ocean – II $26
A Storm of Light – Forgive us our Trespasses $33
Agalloch – Marrow of the Spirit $36
Torche – Meanderthal $26
John Wiese – GGA $26
Yob – Atma $36
Wooden Wand – Death Seat $26
Windmills by the Ocean – s/t $22
Young Widows – Live Radio Performance $28
A Storm of Light – And We Wept the Black Ocean Within $30
Woods/Amps for Christ – Split LP $27
Sparklehorse – It’s a Wonderful Life $29
Stereolab – Not Music $36
Super Wild Horses – Fifteen $24
Television – s/t $29
Nunslaughter – Hells Unholy Fire $33
Om – Live in Jerusalem $27
Panopticon – Social Disservices $36
Pere Ube – Pennsylvania (inc. 7″) $40
Priestess – Prior to the Fire $29
Profanatica – Sickened by Holy Host $41
Scout Niblett – The Calcination of Scout Niblett $26
Neutral Milk Hotel – On Avery Island $32
Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane over the Sea $32
Nachmystium – Live at Roadburn 2010 $ 41
The Fucking Wrath – Terra Fire $27
Funerot – And Then You Fucking Die, Man $24
Gog – In Our Architecture This Resounds $33
Tim Hecker – Raverdeath, 1972 $29
Dave Hause – Resolutions $24
Krallice – Orphan of Sickness $36
Krallice – Diotima $36
Joyce Manor – Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired $26
Six Organs of Admittance – Asleep on the Floodplain $29
Sourvein – Black Fangs $40
Cobalt – Gin $36
Flower Travellin’ Band – Satori $40
Flower Travellin’ Band – Made in Japan $40
The UV Race – Homo $24
Smegma – Mirage $29
High Tension Wires – Welcome New Machine $24
Flower Travellin’ Band – Make Up $50
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs $35
Pins of Light – II $22
Cross Stitched Eyes – Decomposition $22
Bloodhag – Hellbent for Letters $20
Jello Biafra & The Guantanamo Bay School of Medicine – Enhanced Methods of Questioning $22
Voivod – To The Death ’84 $26
Jawbreaker – Unfun $22
Beirut – Gulag Orkestar $22
Jawbreaker – Dear You $26
Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo Bay School of Medicine – The Audacity of Hype $22
Zomes – s/t $24
Om – Conference of the Birds $24
Om – Variations on a Theme $24
Cloudland Canyon – Fin Eaves $24
Arcade Fire – Funeral $29
Abhorer – Upheaval of Blasphemy $33
Abhorer – Zygotical Sabbatory Anabapt $33
Archers of Loaf – Icky Mettle $29
Isis – Oceanic $34
Isis – Panopticon $34
Dirtbombs – Ultraglide in Black $22
Pygmy Lush – Bitter River $22
Eddy Current Suppression – Primary Colors $24
LCD Soundsystem – This is Happening $35
True Radical Miracles – Termites $26
Frankie Rose – Interstellar $28
The Twerps – s/t $29
Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 3xLP $50

12″ EP

Fort Romeau – Kingdoms $24
Body Double – My Life (What You Need) $19
Mi Ami – Decade $24
Arcade Fire – Sprawl II Remix 12″ (Record Store Day exclusive)
Glass Candy – Warm in the Winter $17


Torche – In Return $27
Obolus – Lament $26

Avengers – Paint it Black $16
Best Coast – Make You Mine $18
Guided By Voices – Jon the Croc $11
Pig Heart Transplant – Weapon $11
King Khan/Jacuzzi Boys $11

Sonny and the Sunsets – The Hypnotist $11
NOFX – 126 Inches of (Record Store Day 7″ box) $165
V/A – Never to be Forgotten: The Flip Side of Stax 1968-74 $100


Harald Oimoen & Brian Lew – Murder in the Front Row: Shots From The Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter $50

As was noted, there’s a few Record Store Day exclusives that have come in a week or two after the fact. Apologies for them being a little late, getting stuff here to Australia in a timely fashion can be a little tricky. Stay out of trouble kids. The streets are rough.

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New Arrivals 3/5/12


Townes Van Zandt – For the Sake of the Song
Wolfbrigade – Damned
Sonic Youth – The Destroyed Room
Low – Drums and Guns
Sunny Day Real Estate – Diary
Mission of Burma – The Sound, The Speed, The Light
Camera Obscura – Underachievers Please Try Harder
Mission of Burma – VS
Nirvana – Bleach
Tune Yards – Who Kill
Sunny Day Real Estate – LP2
Sonic Youth – Rather Ripped
Belle and Sebastian – The Boy With the Arab Strap
Toro Y Moi – Underneath the Pine
Toro Y Moi – Freaking Out
Beirut – March of the Zapotec
Tune-Yards – Bird Brains
Cat Power – Moon Pix
The Zombies – Odyssey Oracle
Mission of Burma – The Obliterati
Jack White – Blunderbuss
Pantha Du Prince – This Bliss
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Lift Yr Skinny Fists
Billy Bragg – Mr Love and Justice
The Secret – Solve Et Coagula
Camera Obscura – Let’s Get Out Of This Country
Cat Power – The Greatest
Nirvana – Nevermind
Kimya Dawson – Thunder Thighs
Belle and Sebastian – Write About Love
Tuneyards – Gangsta
Minutemen – Project: Mersh
Meat Puppets – II
V/A – Grinderman 2 RMX
Yann Tiersen – Skyline
Nirvana – In Utero
Soundgarden – Ultramega OK
Craft – Void
Torche – Harmonicraft
The Shins – Port of Morrow
Loincloth – Iron Balls of Steel
Nirvana – Incesticide
Townes Van Zandt – Townes Van Zandt
Townes Van Zandt – Delta Momma Blues
Low – C’Mon
Townes Van Zandt – Flyin’ Shoes
Sonic Youth – Murray St
Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral
Townes Van Zandt – Live At the Old Houston Quarter
Sonny and the Sunsets – Hit After Hit
The Weakerthans – Fallow
Bad Brains – Bad Brains LP
High on Fire – De Vermis Mysteriis
Black Keys – Thickfreakness
Black Lips – Arabia Mountain
Arthur Russell – Let’s Go Swimming
Wire – Pink Flag
Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
The Shins – Wincing the Night Away
Wild Flag – Wild Flag
Dirty Three – Ocean Songs
Portishead – Third
The Weakerthans – Reconstruction Site
Low – Trust
Black Lips – 200 Million Thousand
Soundgarden – Flower
Andrew Bird – Break it Yourself
Belle and Sebastian – Tigermilk
Real Estate – Days
Cat Power – You Are Free
Kimya Dawson and Friends – Alphabutt
Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter – Like Love Lust and the Open Halls of the Soul
Ministry – Relapse
Nurse With Wound/Blind Cave Salamander – Cannibalism
Lungfish – The Unanimous Hour
Nirvana – Unplugged in New York
Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Kim Salmon and the Guys From Mudhoney – Until…
Wire – Red Barked Tree
Mission of Burma – Signals, Calls and Marches
Tom Petty – Highway Companion
The Weakerthans – Reunion Tour



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Labels we love.

There are certain labels around who just never fail to send us anything short of pristine release after pristine release. We’re always excited to see something in the mail from them, and so we’re going to start sharing with you just why that is. There will more featured labels over the next few months, as well as some more in depth descriptions of particular titles forthcoming. For now though, here’s why we’re real pleased to be stocking more and more titles from the Numero Group:

These folks started in 2003 out of Chicago, a label dedicated to meticulously working through archives to bring together the best of the best in soul, hip-hop, funk, disco, pop, electronic and even more recently 90s indie/slow-core (!). When you buy something from the Numero Group you can rely on getting something painstakingly compiled, thoughtfully sequenced, thoroughly researched, great sounding and gorgeously presented with old archive images and extensive liner notes. The Antena record (still a total store favourite) they released turns heads every time I play it here, and that response is by no means limited to just that one out of their catalogue. Here’s another two reasons why these guys rule: someone was more recently found to be bootlegging, chopping up and piecing back together songs Numero have licensed. Instead of issuing a cease and desist they issued the best of those songs on a 12″. Also, they’re re-issuing the near complete works or recently reformed 90s legends Codeine. Needless to say we’re excited to see that one.

Come get a slice.

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New Arrivals – 22/2/12


Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
Earth – Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II


V/A – Numero 26: Local Customs – Downriver Revival
Earth – Pentastar: In The Style of Demos
Bad Religion – How Could Hell Be Any Worse
Minutemen – Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat
Rise and Fall – Into Oblivion
Rise and Fall – Hellmouth
Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
V/A – Numero 30: Good god! Born Again Funk
Euphone – Hashin it Out
The Saints – Eternally Yours
Earth – 2
H2O – H2O
Give Up The Ghost – We’re Down Til We’re Underground
Give Up The Ghost – Background Music
Keiji Haino/Jim O Rourke/Oren Ambarchi – IMIKUZUSHI
Trash Talk – Eyes and Nines
Black Breath – Heavy Breathing
Tennis – Young and Old
Murder City Devils – Empty Bottles Broken Hearts
Rolling Stones – Exile on Main St
Bon Iver – For Emma Forever Ago
Give Up the Ghost – Year One
The Black Keys – El Camino
Bolt Thrower – Those Once Loyal
Propagandhi – Supporting Caste
The Weakerthans – Reconstruction Site
Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell
The Flaming Lips – Transmissions from the Satellite Heart
Beach Boys – Smile
Lana Del Rey – Born to Die
The XX – XX
Nada Surf – The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy
The Field – Yesterday and Today
Dangerdoom – The Mouse and the Mask
Bon Iver – Bon Iver
The Murder City Devils – s/t
Ceremony – Rohnert Park
Cloak/Dagger – Lost Art
Cloud Nothings – s/t
Sigur Ros – Inni
H2O – FTTW (pic disc)
Have Heart – 10/17/09
Bahamas – Barchords
Trap Them – Darker Handcraft
The Gaslight Anthem – The 59 Sound
Misfits – Walk Among Us
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Yanqui U.X.O
Misfits – Legacy of Brutality
Tallest Man on Earth – The Wild Hunt
Coalesce – Give Them Rope
Death Cab For Cutie – Plans
The Horrible Crowes – Elsie
Germs – (GI)

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New Sounds, New Shape, New Look, and of course, the Classics.

Maybe you’ve walked by Ritual lately and seen us with a power saw Cutting up seemingly essential infrastructure, moving things about, scaling shelves, drinking beer and eating pizza although this time the difference is we look like we’ve actually earned it.

What the fuck are these guys up to? Thanks for asking. It’s a new year now, well and 45 days truly into it, but we’ve been too busy to make that announcement. Why? Here’s what we’ve been doing:

We have significantly fewer CDs and significantly more LPs. That’s because we sell way more of the latter in general and thought it would be more worthwhile to devote our limited space to more of that. We think we do it well we think and, hell, we know for sure we do it cheaper than most. Are we “strictly vinyl?” No. You want it on CD? If it exists on that format, we’ll get it for you real fast.

There’s a lot more new titles in and that’s brought about a broader spectrum of what the shop likes, knows and sells. There are certain bands, certain labels, certain groups of musicians at the moment who have grabbed our attention and we’re excited to share with you what we’ve spent the summer listening to, enjoying, chasing up and hunting down. There’s a lot in here right now, so here’s just a few gems:

Midnight Magic – Drop Me a Line: Brooklyn’s 9-piece ensemble Midnight Magic base themselves out of an abandoned Jazz factory in Brooklyn. “The secret love children of Donna Summer and George Clinton,” they make Disco music for 2012, as masterfully retrospective as it is forward-thinking. It’s amazing stuff, and the EP includes a remix by that duo who know remixes best, Holy Ghost!, as well as takes on the original by Steffi and Mano Le Tough on the B-Side.

Des Ark – Don’t Rock the Boat, Sink the Fucker: Aimee Argote has been a favourite of mine ever since I heard her split 7″ with Bellafea years ago. Her first LP “Loose Lips Sink Ships” (also back in stock) was on non-stop rotation for all of the first six months after I got my hands on a copy, and since then I’ve waited semi-patiently for a follow up. This is it, and it doesn’t disappoint. Her live sets can be anything from full band ragers to her solitarily stomping back and forth un-amplified through a the basements of North America and Europe. This new album seems to capture the energy and honesty of both those extremes, going beyond simply shifting between the two though she actually manages to layer them together to create once again something entirely inimitable and hard-hitting. I love this band.

Peach Melba – Can’t Let Go 12″: I recently wrote about how much I’ve been liking the Juan Maclean LP lately, and a few people seemed willing to take my word for it. We’ve filed just behind it front-man John Maclean’s solo project, Peach Melba. It’s running along the same lines but Maclean seems to redirect the more house-y, repetitive, less accessible ideas into this project. “Can’t Let Go” runs at just over 8 minutes of looped, catchy dance music.

V/A – DFA Records sampler #2 – Given that for me the idea of a sampler brings to mind the endless amount of crappy discs in plastic slips I’ve had to wade through with orders over the past few years, I was a little hesitant about this. Thankfully, though, the New York based label has done it as spot on as everything else they put out into the world. This is 3 discs, housed properly as a box set, compiling the earlier moments of some of the dance/punk/electronic label’s finest. There’s an insane 10 minute track from LCD Soundsystem that builds and builds until it spills out into utter chaos right at the end. The Juan Maclean contributes one hell of a collection of songs. The Rapture are remixed on there as imaginatively as you could expect (Holy Ghost! at it again). Gavin Russom and Delia Gonzalez weigh in with a really great minimal, Krauty tune. The whole thing rules and is a great starting point for anyone wanting to know more about this label. I did. I got it. I’m hooked.

More local/Australian: Fabulous Diamonds, Naked on the Vague, Lakes, Absolute Boys, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, UV Race, Beaches (limited Mexican Summer LP!), Kromosom, Matt Bailey, Geoffrey O’Connor, The Twerps, True Radical Miracle. The Poor People LP is all kinds of awesome. And, yes, we want the Total Control LP as much as you do, we’re on the case.

Things you have seen or will see this summer: Thee Oh Sees (Corner show was one of the best I’ve seen in a bit), Sun Araw, Real Estate, St. Vincent, Tune-Yards, Black Lips, Wild Flag, Ital (also played some killer sets recently). We’ve got it all.

There’s a stack more coming in soon too from 100% Silk, DFA, Italians Do it Better, Wurst Music and Ecstasy Records. And, finally, of course we’ve also still got plenty of what we do best: Bathory and Pelican box sets are both here, the Marduk 7″ set (limited to 666!) is in too, the Sunn O)) Void LP reissue is selling fast, Early Graves, Nails.. our punk and metal sections have grown so big they’ve spilled out into the back room.

Keep an eye on this blog, with three of us to keep it updated now it’s going to be far more active. Plenty more cool stuff coming in.

See you in the shop.

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January instore

Our humble little space is hosting this, two Sundays from now. It’s sure to be loud, sweaty and cramped. Who wouldn’t want to be there?

Old Skin


Shit Weather

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