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  1. jackshidt

    Shoegaze/Dream Pop Thread

    Pre-Orders are open for the new Still Corners LP called 'Slow Air'. There do not appear to be any variants yet: http://www.stillcorners.com/product-page/slow-air-lp
  2. Amazon Warehouse is offering an 'acceptable' copy of the Chvrches LP in blue at $10.72 with free prime shipping: https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B07B64T2SN/ref=tmm_vnl_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used&qid=1529328790&sr=1-10
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    Official Newbury Comics Reissue Thread

    Newbury Comics sale online: 20% off everything for two days. Free shipping over $75.00. Free Standard Shipping on all US orders over $75!
  4. L Sonoio : FINE LP/CD/Digital (DAIS120) Prior to releasing a string of influential and widely acclaimed solo records under his own name on labels such as Important and Hospital Productions, Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails) self-released two albums under the name SONOIO (“It’s Me.”) in 2010 and 2011 in limited runs. Praised for their complex and rich pop sound, strong vocal delivery and thoughtful compositions with impeccable production values, SONOIO’s “Red” and “Blue” (and the accompanying remix albums “Non Red” and “Non Blue”) made heavy use of Cortini’s expert manipulation of the Buchla synthesizer, releasing the single “Enough”, and remixing Ladytron’s “Houdini” before setting off on tour in direct support. As activity with Nine Inch Nails, the demands of touring, and his other solo endeavors began to pick up, production on the third and final SONOIO installment was delayed. In 2014 however, after years of silence, SONOIO posted the single and video for the song “Thanks For Calling” exclusively on sonoio.org and quickly reignited rumors and hope for the release of the third album. Four years have passed since then, and Dais Records is proud to announce – finally - the exclusive release of SONOIO’s third and final effort: “Fine”, and the official re-release of the single and video for “Thanks For Calling”. Fine is the first SONOIO full length to be released on vinyl, with art direction and package design by Caspar Newbolt and photography by Matt Sundin. Opening track “I Don’t Know” and the mournful follow-up “Left” set the stage for the emotional ride, with reverbed synths over an acute mid-tempo beat – accompanied by astonishingly strong vocals, which those accustomed to Cortini’s instrumental works will likely be happily shocked by. Next, the aforementioned single “Thanks For Calling” starts slow, building over 4 minutes with Cortini whispering, speaking, building strength into the gorgeously delivered line: “falling to pieces” before the track explodes into a driving anthem. The album then quite literally descends into “Pieces”, an instrumental effort that brings to mind Aphex’s Ambient Works – a submerged lullaby of electronics before re-emerging into “Vitamin D”, an energetic and pulsing track that snaps the listener to attention. A pattern of smart and intentional pacing and rhythm becomes apparent, as the listener is taken down through moody, effective dirges (“Bad Habit”, “Under The Sea”) and lifted up into a surprising guitar piece “What’s Before”. “I Don’t Know (Coda)” is the album’s effective and final track, with Cortini’s vocals muffled and echoing “I’m in the mirror, let me in….” before emerging loud and clear above a wash of howling synth* Personal, layered and complex, “Fine” achieves greatness as both a singular example of deep and inspiring pop music, and as the final album – the closing chapter in the story of SONOIO. Comes on standard black vinyl, limited editions on yellow (100 copies) and green (400 copies) vinyl, as well as digital and compact disc formats. Limited Yellow is still available as/of this post: https://www.daisrecords.com/collections/sonoio/products/sonoio-fine-lp-cd?variant=8175421587544
  5. The big 2-LP reissue of David Sylvian and Holger Czukay's 'Plight & Premonition + Flux & Mutability' is quite reasonable on Amazon.com USA right now. $17.99 including free Prime shipping. Groenland's website says the music is "digitally remastered". https://www.amazon.com/Plight-Premonition-Mutability-Holger-Sylvian/dp/B07BZB64KX
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    PO - Wild Nothing - Indigo

    Rough Trade UK (but not Rough Trade USA) is advertising a bonus instrumental CD, as well as a Rough Trade Exclusive color option: https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/music/wild-nothing-indigo
  7. Pre-Orders are open now for Olafur Arnalds' "re:member". It looks like Rough Trade will have a clear vinyl exclusive (pre-orders are up on the UK site but not yet on the USA site). https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/music/olafur-arnalds-re-member The regular USA version will be black.
  8. jackshidt

    Shoegaze/Dream Pop Thread

    One of my favorite 1990's dream pop bands (and I know it's "dream pop" because Wikipedia says so) is releasing a long-overdue new album. Dubstar 'One', now available on signed / limited / colored vinyl for pre-orders: https://dubstar.tmstor.es/
  9. jackshidt

    PO NOW: Interpol - Marauder

    I am not going to use my presale code if someone wants it and will use it today.
  10. jackshidt

    The Vinyl Deals Thread (non-Amazon)

    If you're a real kook, buy the big Weird Al Yankovic 'Squeeze Box' set. Cheapest new price on Amazon is $505.00 plus shipping. ImportCDs has the set on EBay for $496 with free shipping. There is a 15% discount on top of that if you buy two qualifying items (find something cheap to add to it). That knocks the price down by $75 to $421. Then use the Ebay 20% coupon to knock the price down by $84 to $337. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=362197557362&_sacat=0
  11. jackshidt

    PO : Snow Patrol - Wildness

    I have a 'unique' presale code for Snow Patrol's UK / European tour, on sale tomorrow, which I do not plan to use. if you want the code and will use it, please lmk.
  12. This looks cool! Jack Dangers (Meat Beat Manifesto) doing a full-length LP of Terry Riley's 'In C'. Pressed on yellow vinyl, limited to 499 copies, and very reasonably priced shipped from the UK! Price shipped to the USA was less than $33.00. Don't wait on this. I've ordered from Electronic Sound before and they do just fine. https://electronicsound.co.uk/product/eslp01/
  13. Wow, this is cheap. $4.61 including shipping in 'Acceptable' condition from Amazon Warehouse with Prime. My last few 'Acceptable' warehouse items have been just fine: Johann Johannsson - McCanick soundtrack
  14. I received my download code but I do not plan to use it. If you want the download, please click below. Please don't waste it: the download link is only good for 3 clicks. https://transactions.sendowl.com/orders/26176828/download/7454774d5f8337a5fcb7961f68566b1f
  15. Biosphere's 2016 album 'Departed Glories' is down to $10.99 + pp, from two UK sellers, on the USA Amazon site. https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B01ICKQ6SO