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Sat June 11th @ 6pm - Boxing Lesson 


Sat  June 18th @ 6pm - Xander Harris  


Tues June 21st @ 6pm - Bon Iver listening party. We will have copies of the Calgary 12" for sale (which comes out July 5th) and free posters. The new Bon Iver comes out this day and we will have a limited number of an exclusive bonus CD that will be free with purchase. CDs will be sale priced @ $9.99 


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New Arrivals 

Pop / Rock   

Battles "Gloss Drop" CD/LP (Warp) Featuring guest appearances by: Matias Aguayo, Gary Numan, Kazu Makino and Yamantaka Eye.
Beirut "East Harlem" 7" (Pompeii) First new Beirut songs since 2009's "March of the Zapotec".
Black Lips "Arabia Mountain" CD/LP w 7" (Vice) Recorded between Brooklyn and Atlanta over the last few months of 2010 with the collaborative assistance of celebrated DJ and producer Mark Ronson, Lockett Pundt of Deerhunter, and a human skull with a microphone jammed into it.
Blank Dogs "Collected Tracks" CD/2LP (Captured Tracks) Compiles long out of print singles, EPs, cassette and compilation tracks from the Blank Dogs archive
Blank Dogs "On Two Sides" LP (Captured Tracks) Now reissued and back in print on vinyl.
Carolina Chocolate Drops "Heritage" CD A collection of live tracks and more.
Cults "s/t" CD (Columbia) Full-length self-titled debut from this pop duo.
Dawes "Nothing Is Wrong" CD (ATO) Sophomore album from the LA folk-rock quartet.
Givers "In Light" CD (Glassnote) Vinyl comes out on June 21st. Debut record from this group out of Lafayette LA.
Go Sailor "s/t" LP (Slumberland) This vinyl-only album compiles all three of their singles plus compilation tracks.
Hooray for Earth "True Loves" CD (Dovecote) Their latest of happy happy pop.
Hospital Ships "Lonely Town" LP (Graveface) 
Led Er Est "May" 12" (Captured Tracks) Moody & dancey at the same time, very nice.
Lerche, Sondre "s/t" CD (Mona Records) Norwegian pop artist with his sixth full-length album and his first on his own label, Mona Records.
Murphy, Peter "Ninth" CD (Nettwerk Records) First solo album in seven years. Get a free poster and autographed booklet with purchase.
Postelles "s/t" CD (+1 records) NYC foursome with their latest of driving pop.
Rosebuds "Loud Planes Fly Low" CD (Merge) Written and rewritten, recorded and re-recorded in fits and starts.
Sideshow Tradegy "Gasoline" 7"
Thieves Like Us "Your Love Runs Still" 12" (Captured Tracks) Whoozy and beautiful ep by this trio.
Turner, Frank "England Keep My Tones" CD (Anti) His fourth album.
UnFact / Noveller "split" LP Split LP in a limited edition of 500 on marbled black and white vinyl.
UnFact "S/T" 7" UnFact is David Sims of Scratch Acid / Jesus Lizard
v/a "Hidden Tapes" LP (Minimal Wave) Rare, unreleased, and licensed tracks from around the world '79-'85.
White Laces "S/T" LP (Shdwply Records) Latest release on Shdwply Records of psykick indie from Richmond.
Wooden Birds "Two Matchsticks" CD/LP (Barsuk) 2nd full length fronted by Andrew Kenny.
Xander Harris "I Want More Than Just Blood (High Heels Mix)" 12" 100% Silk Super cool synth dance tracks, mixing John Carpenter & Goblin sensibilities with the 12" dub version aesthetic of the '80s. Highly recommended and he will be performing in the store this Saturday, June 18th!



Black Market Baby "Potential Suicide" 7" (Doctor Strange) Reissue of classic DC meathead punk.
Cock Sparrer "True Grit" LP (Taang) Early recordings from one of the earliest Glam-Oi-Punk bands.
Cramps "Psychedelic Jungle" LP (Vinilisssimo Spain) Classic, essential, early Cramps LP reissues now in stock.
Cramps "Songs The Lord Taught Us" LP (Vinilisssimo Spain) First reissue on vinyl of The Cramps' full-album debut on Illegal Records, originally released in 1980.
Escrota de Rata "Punk Rock Sex Basura" LP (La Vida Es Un Mus) Killer Spanish punk that brings to mind bands like KGB, TNT or LARSEN.
Fucked Up "David Comes To Life" CD/LP (Matador) Their third album, the 18-song, 78-minute David Comes To Life, is a rock opera, an album set to a play.
Nervebreakers "Hijack The Radio / Why Am I So Flipped" 7" (Get Hip) Great quality reissue of this Dallas, Texas legendary punk band's debut single from 1979.
Nervebreakers "Politics" 7" (Get Hip) Reissue of 1978 4-song EP.
White Wards "Waste my Time" 7" (Iron Lung) Hailing from Olympia WA with 6 heavy and fast tracks.



Autopsy "Awakened By Gore" CD (Nuclear War Now) Early demos, now available on CD.
Bone Sickness "s/t" 7" (Detest) First vinyl release from Olympia, WA death metal madmen. Two punishing tracks in the vein of Master, Autopsy and Repulsion.
Hinds, Brent Presents "Fiend Without A Face / West End Motel" CD (Rocket Science) Brent Hinds of Mastodon.


Experimental / Composers

Dub Taylor "Lumiļæ½re" LP (Sub Rosa) Dub Taylor is a U.S. composer, producer, engineer and designer born June 22, 1948. This record evolved over a period of three years from 1969 to 1972.
Scott, Raymond "Soothing Sounds For Baby" 3LP (Basta) Vinyl press of all 3 albums plus a special informative booklet by the Gesell Institute of Child Development, Inc.
v/a "Anthology Of Dutch Electronic Music 1999-2010" 2CD (Basta) Displays the diversity of the more recent Dutch electronic music: sharpening, statics, dramatic, loud, subtle, detailed.... 26 tracks represent different to approach tape music, concert music for accoustical instruments and electronics, live-electronics, sound installations and environmentals, electronic music theatre, composition and improvisation.
Chris Watson & Marcus Davidson "Cross-Pollination" CD (Touch UK) Pece by British environmental sound archivist Chris Watson and a collaboration between Watson and British composer, producer and keyboard player Marcus Davidson (Spire).
Lane, Mark "When the Night is Cruel" 2LP (Vinyl On Demand) Completely bad-ass double vinyl repress of his entire career spanning 1979-1988. 28 tracks of highly varied quality minimal synth songs, ranging from gothic to experimental to straight-up pop music. Limited & numbered edition of 600.
Nurse With Wound "Who Can I Turn To Stereo Etc" 2CD (United Jnana) Reissue from 1996 featuring beautiful new artwork + a bonus disc called "Stereo Wastelands" of extra material from the original sessions. Dedicated to the memory of Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson.

Prog / Psych

Les Rallizes Denudes "Cable Hogue" 2CD (Phoenix UK) In 1970, bass player Moriaki Wakabayashi was involved in the hijacking of Japan Airlines Flight 351, orchestrated by the Japanese Red Army. Singer Takashi Mizutani was allegedly offered a role in the hijacking, but he turned it down. Cable Hogue is a CD release compiled by Mizutani from the original tapes he used for the Rallizes video which was released in 1992.
Qluster "Fragen" CD (Bureau B Germany) Kluster - Cluster - and now Qluster. Hans-Joachim Roedelius with Onnen Bock.
Valentine, Matt "What I Became" LP (Woodsist) With percussionist Jeremy Earl (of Woods).


Cline, Nels "The Veil" CD (Cryptogramophone) Explosive three-headed monster featuring New York City alto saxophonist Tim Berne, downtown drummer Jim Black and the ever-exploring Nels Cline on guitar.


African Head Charge "Off The Beaten Track" CD (On U) Reissue of their awesome 4th album from 1986.
New Age Steppers "s/t" CD (On U) Finally available again, this is some of Brit out-reggae producer Adrian Sherwood's best work. Originally from 1981, featuring Ari Up (The Slits), Mark Stewart & John Waddington (Pop Group), plus a few Jamaican badasses like Style Scott on drums. Spaced out socialist punk-reggae! With 4 unreleased bonus tracks.

Techno / Electronic / Disco 

Ford & Lopatin "Channel Pressure" CD (Software) Wow, full-on synth pop from Mr. Oneohtrix and his friend Mr. Ford. Synths, vocoders, strings and pads... quoting the softer side of the early '80s.
Holy Other "With U" CD (Tri Angle) Debut release by elusive producer Holy Other. Witchhouse for the summer.
Vladislav Delay Quartet "s/t" CD/2LP (Honest Jon's Records) Recorded at the former Radio Yugoslavia studios in Belgrade. Vladislav Delay (drums, percussion), Lucio Capece (saxophone, bass clarinet), Derek Shirley (double bass) and Mika Vainio (electronics, live processing).
Wilhite, Rick "Analog Aquarium" CD (Still Music) Debut album from Detroit house producer and Features contributions from Osunlade, Theo Parrish, Billy Love and Malik Pittman.
v/a "Deep Disco & Boogie Vol. 1 (Part 1)" 12" Kindred Spirits (Netherlands) The A-side features a sought-after extended mix of an ultra-rare disco track by China Burton, and on the flip you'll find the in-demand boogie cut "Set It Out" by Razzmatazz.


Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou "The 1st Album (1973)" CD (Analog Africa Germany) Early recordings from early '70s Benin.
Rob "Funky Rob Way" CD (Analog Africa Germany) More awesome afro-rock from this unfailing label, this time from late '70s Ghana.
v/a "The Rhythms of Black Peru" LP (Secret Stash) Vnyl only (+MP3 download card) compilation. Introduction to this percussion driven fusion of African rhythms and Latin melodies


Shindig! Quarterly No. 2 On the cover: Donovan. The trailblazing observations of a psychedelic troubadour; The Electric Prunes, Dennis Coffey, Mick Abrahams, Michaelangelo Jpt Scare Band, Merry Clayton, West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band and much more.

Tickets Now on Sale

6 & 7's Tour with Tech N9NE. - June 10th @ Emo's ($20 cash / $21 charge)

Archers of Loaf. - June 11th @ Emo's ($20 cash / $21 charge) 

Hate Eternal. - June 15th @ Emo's ($16 cash / $17 charge) 

The Elected. - June 17th @ Emo's ($14 cash / $15 charge) 


The Dig. - June 18th @ Emo's ($10 cash / $11 charge) 

Ninjasonik .- June 19th @ Emo's ($12 cash / $13 charge)

Rocketz - June 22th @ Emo's ($10 cash / $11 charge)  

Eastern Conference Champions - June 26th @ Emo's ($17 cash / $18 charge) 
R Stevie Moore / Jad Fair - July 1st @ Emo's ($12 cash / $13 charge)
Millionaires - July 3rd @ Emo's ($14 cash / $15 charge)
Revocation - July 6th @ Emo's ($12 cash / $13 charge)
Dax Riggs - July 8th @ Emo's ($10 cash / $11 charge)
We the Kings - July 13th @ Emo's ($15 cash / $16 charge)
Tribal Seeds - July 15th @ Emo's ($14 cash / $15 charge)
Kottonmouth Kings - July 19th @ Emo's ($20 cash / $21 charge)
In Fear and Faith - July 22nd @ Emo's ($14 cash / $15 charge)
Harvey Milk - July 23rd @ Emo's ($10 cash / $11 charge)
Moonface - July 23rd @ Emo's ($14 cash / $15 charge)
Yob  - July 31st @ Emo's ($15 cash / $16 charge)  

100 Monkeys - Aug 7th @ Emo's ($17 cash / $18 charge) 

Agnositc Front  - Sep 22nd @ Emo's ($15 cash / $16 charge)

Featured Titles - June

Battles "Gloss Drop" (Warp)
It is true that Gloss Drop is a bewitching, entrancing album that
defies both categorization and easy analysis. Just as Mirrored was a massive leap on from the early EPs that first got them noticed, this is truly another seismic shift, propelling them once more into
uncharted territory. It is a sheer sense of fun, unpredictability and
inventiveness that sets Battles apart from every other contemporary group. Stanier sums this up succinctly: "I don't think challenging, new music has to be super serious all the time. That's really boring to me and pushing boundaries should not be boring."

Death Cab For Cutie "Codes and Keys" (Barsuk/Atlantic)
Death Cab For Cutie will release their hugely anticipated new album, Codes and Keys, on May 31st. The multiple Grammy Award-nominated band will herald the album's release with a series of eagerly awaited live
shows in and around their native Pacific Northwest. The album breaks away, though not completely, from the guitar-driven style of the band known so well to fans, making use of piano and electronically centered
songs that will undoubtedly meet their expectations.

The Cars "Move Like This" (Concord)
After a string of platinum albums and Top 40 singles made them one of the most popular American rock 'n' roll bands of the late '70s thru mid-'80s, The Cars are back in action with their very first studio album in 24 years! Featuring original band members Ric Ocasek, David Robinson, Elliot Easton & Greg Hawkes, Move Like This recalls the alt-rock minimalistic sound The Cars are so well known for, yet at the same time, maintains significant relevance to the music of today.

Flogging Molly "Speed Of Darkness" (Borstal Beat Records)
Speed Of Darkness, the follow-up to 2008's Float, is Celtic punk ensemble Flogging Molly's fifth and arguably most important album. Produced by Ryan Hewitt (RHCP, The Avett Brothers) the album was written in Detroit, MI, and takes a hard-nosed look at the economic collapse in the US along with the causes and direct effect it has had on everyday people. The Motor City serves as the album's muse and a painful example of what has gone wrong. While Speed Of Darkness attacks much of the greed and ignorance responsible for where we are, the album also delivers a message of hope, humanity, and resilience of mankind.

Tyler The Creator "Goblin" (XL Recordings) The last thing you'd say about the prolific young rap collective Odd Future is that they're boring...you know what else? They're really good. Especially their ringleader called Tyler The Creator. And you know what else? It's awesome to see them play live. - NPR Over the past few months Tyler and Odd Future have been speeding from the margins of the Internet toward the center of forward-thinking music circles thanks to a barrage of self-released albums, mayhem-inducing live performances and an ability - at this point, it's verging on desire - to instantly polarize listeners. - New York Times
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Friends of Sound 

Our friends at Friends of Sound records are part of our email list. They are also our neighborhood buds and we encourage you to hit em up when in the neighborhood.

We appreciate End of an Ear for helping us keep you in the loop about all of the Friends of Sound/BackSpin events happening this summer.

This Saturday, June 11th our own Spence will be DJing at Loft 718 alongside Chorizo Funk and Johnny Whutnot for the monthly all-vinyl get down "Can't Stop the Funk." Expect selections that encompass the lineage of Funk from the 60's to present. Anything to keep the hips shakin and heads noddin! The first 30 people in the door get a free drink ticket--don't miss out! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=213014472062944

On Wednesday, June 15th Tornadoes on the Sun (FOS asscociate), Applied Pressure and 33 1/3rd Clothing present SALVA at Barcelona. Celebrating the release of his debut album, this late 20's LA-based recording artist has garnered attention delivering remixes to artists like The Glitch Mob, while sharing the stage with artists such as Flying Lotus and Nosaj Thing. This will be a night to remember! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=127565197322470

Lastly, on Friday June 17 BackSpin is hosting an in-store CD release party for The Pushpins. To celebrate the release of their new EP "SOANY," we're throwing a show at 7PM with no cover, free beer and DJs spinning a variety of synthed out tunes after The Pushpin's performance. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=115739471846014

As always we're keeping the new releases coming at both Friends of Sound and BackSpin so we'd love for you to stop on by. Have a great weekend.

- FOS/BackSpin