NEW RELEASES 07.03.11

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The BIIIIG news this week is that after being out of print for (stone)Ages, Queens of The Stone Age’s debut album gets a long overdue reissue on expanded LP and CD.  Mighty mighty overjoyed JOY!  There’s no saying how long the LP version will stick out for so don’t be daft and miss out again … do opportunities like this come round twice very often? I ask you !! 

Elbow release their anticipated new album this week (though out of extreme respect for our customers I must let you know the LP version is an exclusive to the band’s website and I had to wrestle that info from our sources y’know!) …. anyhow … no bitterness here! If you want to bag the limited CD version (which comes with no extra content *but* does have some gold shiny stuff on the front cover!) then don’t dilly dally as these will be gone after the initial pressing has run out.

Ace records release a truly Ace compilation (Volume 12) this week.  Both Radio 4 listeners and John Peel enthusiasts alike will recognize the Dick Dale tune ‘Let’s Go Tripping’, just one of 30 hot Rock n Roll finds on this sizzling release.

What to make of the Matt (IT Crowd) Berry album then? … Comparisons so far liken it to folksy days Gorky’s and Donovan … What is for sure is that it certainly isn’t like anything you’d imagine it would be like and let’s be fair – the art work is a dream!

With his mish mash blues and foot stomping flare we can see Lewis Floyd Henry becoming a bit a hit.  He’s akin to Seasick Steve and CW Stoneking and definitely one to watch and watch him you can!  See here for not one but two South Wales dates coming up! http://www.lewisfloydhenry.com/news.html

Last but not least – you can pre-order your Funeral For A Friend album ahead of their instore signing …. that’s happening on the day of release next Monday.

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The list below are available now – click through for purchase and more info details ….

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Fiction
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Domino
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City Slang
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Wichita
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Full Time Hobby
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Xtra Mile
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Jagjaguwar
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Angular
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Blackmaps
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Xtra Mile
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Kitsune
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One little Indian
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Memphis Industries
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Ace
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Adjust
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Electric Toaster
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Warner Brothers
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Warner Brothers
+ Format : LP Price £21.99 Buy
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Acid Jazz
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FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND SIGNING

SEPERADO! Proud Stockists of ….

We’re pleased as punch to be stockists of the wonderfully engaging and informative film by Gruff Rhys.  While Gruff hunts down long lost relative Rene Griffiths after recalling childhood memories of seeing a caped crooner on S4C he skillfully tells the fascinating history of the Welsh people’s exodus to Patagonia.  The film raises the subject of identity and Nationality pertinent to the next item for your attention ……

REAL RECORD CLUB : STARTING 20.3.11

GET INVOLVED ! / Acts of Kindness !!

Our window display tribute to Gruff’s Hotel Shampoo album has come along *very* nicely thanks to contributions from Bethan Elfyn and shop regular (and tour manager wizard) Fiona …. Come and have a look at all the pretty bottles on display.  We will be donating these lovely bottles of bubbly cleanliness to a local women’s refuge once we are done with them (good idea Bethan!) We’re still welcoming contributions to our display if you fancy a clear out…..


Things that have happened since ….

Gruff played our opening day event
Pete Folwer designed a new shop t shirt
The Manics released an(other) astounding album
Bethan Elfyn held a Kids in Glass Houses session at the shop
Robert Plant dropped in prior to a gig at St David’s Hall (he was *lovely*)
Phill Jupitus spent a day as behind the counter – legend!
Dr M’s opened up in our old home
Christmas was a bastard (damn you forces of nature!) … customers were GREAT despite the weirdness!
Y Niwl captured hearts with surf guitar greatness
We featured Jonny’s album in a Q magazine recommends section
A nice lady called Amy took some great pictures of the shop
Big Little City invited us to curate a weekly stage at their exhibition for 15 weeks
The Cardiff Museum recorded our thoughts for their exhibitions
We linked up with Steve S for a night called Real Record Club

OPEN : Bank Holiday

We are open Bank Holiday Monday (30th Aug) between 12-4pm :

New releases from Crippled Black Phoenix . Richard Thompson (2cd version). Miles Davis : Bitches Brew reissue . Lush new KOMPAKT label compilation TOTAL 11 . No age Glitter 7″ and 12″ .. Antony and the johnsons EP on cd / 12″ … and much much more 🙂

Ooow, a blog type thing.

We’re entering the third week in our third ever home and things are terribly exciting. The move was exhausting, the help provided by friends, customers and fellow shop keepers in the local area kept us going whenever we ran out of steam.  Thanks so much to everyone who gave their time to help us out, it’s great to be back.

Despite some comments ”oh, you’re finally open” … we’ve not spent the past few weeks on holiday or sat on our bums drinking tea (ok, we *did* drink a bit of tea…)! … The move out of 36, The Hayes was 14 days solid of back breaking and sweaty lifting, demolishing and all round grafting.  See, we were in that place from the 1940s and with a 1,000 sq ft of basement a LOT of ”stuff” had built up!   But that’s just half the point as our new home also needed some tweaks here and there to get it right for opening.  Mind you, we did make time to serve a fair few customers during our relocation period.  If we had it in stock – then as if we’d turn you away, (though as health and safety monitor I must add that all serving of customers took place over the threshold of the door – not in the building site zone we were in, like we’d risk damaging a precious customer, tsk).  Weirdly – I don’t think any of the customers we served in that interim period were at all phased by being assisted my someone in overalls or wielding a power tool in one hand.

Coming up next : some blow by blow pictures of moving stuff … some top finds, press links and recommends.

Come see us in our new home when you get a chance. (all you need to do is follow your nose to our next door neighbors Crumbs).

Just to leave you – here’s a lovely post from a lady called Ange who was (at one point in the final ‘official’ moments on our final day in 36, The Hayes) our ‘last customer’ … Thanks Ange!