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  1. Albums That Should Be Pressed on Vinyl

    Brent definitely came off as a jerk, which also likely contributed to the fact that there were so many shake-ups in the band's line-up. By the time of Short Wave, Brent was the only original member and the vibe of the record may have heavily been influenced by the new guys and their producer, Mike Roche (who played in the band, initially as a bass player after Black Umbrella, then guitars on Short Wave). The Cosmonaut record with Brent, Pipebomb Full of Nails, was excellent and actually came out in 2004. I'm not sure what Brent's contribution was to the record outside of lyrics and vocals, as the band was a collection of younger musicians from Grand Rapids. His vocal delivery was a return to the more shouting than singing approach from earlier Thought Industry records, mixed with some of the interesting vocal effects and samples he used on Short Wave, and the music is more aggressive too. Cosmonaut still plays around Grand Rapids quite a bit, but Brent hasn't been with them in a long time. The other three guys play a more straight ahead rock and recorded an EP with Steve Albini and Bob Weston a few years ago. I didn't think that one was very good at all, but it may have been a biased opinion, wanting it to continue as a post-Thought Industry type record, even though I think they tailored their sound on the Pipebomb because Brent was in the band.
  2. Albums That Should Be Pressed on Vinyl

    Being from West Michigan, I grew up in their scene around Kalamazoo. They really seemed to almost become a bad word once the whole prog-metal scene shifted hard to the jam band and alternative rock of the mid-to-late 90s in K-zoo. By the time Black Umbrella and Short Wave came out, it was hard to find anyone that was into them, even their peers on the scene that introduced them to me. They were always awesome live, though.
  3. Albums That Should Be Pressed on Vinyl

    I would be so jazzed to have any Thought Industry album on vinyl. I have the Gelatin 7", and that's all they ever did. Each album was so different from the previous one. No wonder Metal Blade didn't know what to do with them
  4. Recent purchases

    Heavy Vegetable - The Amazing Undersea Adventures of Aqua Kitty and Friends / Frisbie [2LP] Girls Against Boys - Freak*on*ica [2LP Blue]
  5. I have that boot, as well as one called "Mud Pigs," which has an adequate mix too. I should take the two of them and make a monstrously adequate mix...
  6. Thrill Jockey is continuing it's 25th Anniversary reissue campaign by re-releasing the first several albums by The Sea & Cake on color vinyl, as well as the debut from Isotope 217. Out 09/22: The Sea & Cake: The Sea & Cake s/t [lite blue vinyl] http://thrilljockey.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7f6378c567&id=854545d430&e=1f73cc39e1 Nassau 2xLP [LP1 translucent blue, LP2 translucent green] http://thrilljockey.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7f6378c567&id=04081239fc&e=1f73cc39e1 The Biz [gold vinyl] http://thrilljockey.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=7f6378c567&id=645c181bf3&e=1f73cc39e1 Isotope 217: The Unstable Molecule [first time on vinyl] http://thrilljockey.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7f6378c567&id=c117a164b9&e=1f73cc39e1 Out 10/20: The Sea & Cake: The Fawn [green vinyl] http://thrilljockey.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=7f6378c567&id=dc958572fd&e=1f73cc39e1 Oui [white w/ yellow vinyl] http://thrilljockey.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=7f6378c567&id=3d5307f7e0&e=1f73cc39e1 One Bedroom [translucent pink vinyl] http://thrilljockey.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7f6378c567&id=0fb53d845d&e=1f73cc39e1 All of the single LPs are $16 via Thrill Jockey, and Nassau is $18 for the 2xLP.
  7. Ornament & Crime isn't my favorite thing Matt has done, but it still has some awesome stuff on there. Porno Mint & Grime may have even better tunes though, in a lot of cases. Now bring on Breakfast With Girls with Brunch added on and The Half-Baked Serenade and I'm all set! (Although I wouldn't complain about Feels Like Breakin' Shit and Selfafornia getting official releases too!)
  8. PO Afghan Whigs represses

    As a huge fan of The Whigs since 1993, I would say that the band isn't underrated so much as often overlooked. While they were part of the 90s boom of alternative music, they never really received the mass airplay on radio or MTV, even while being critically acclaimed. None of their videos ever were in heavy rotation on MTV.
  9. PO Afghan Whigs represses

    I'm just a sucker for The Whigs, so I didn't hesitate on Congregation or Uptown Avondale. I have an original pressing of Up In It that sounds better than I thought the recordings could, so I'll stick with that for the moment.
  10. It looks like The Beatles 7" may be this one: https://www.discogs.com/Beatles-I-Want-To-Hold-Your-Hand/release/556913
  11. Just received this email today: We have exciting news today! Paul Draper has announced the release of his long awaited debut solo album SPOOKY ACTION. The album will be released on 11th August 2017 and is available to pre-order HERE. Special formats include; ‘Exclusive’ Limited 2LP White Vinyl, Deluxe 3 Disc Booklet, 2LP Black Vinyl, Limited Signed Digi CD. All album pre-orders come with a instant download of ‘Don’t Poke The Bear’. Pre-order HERE.
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