I return to you folk with more tales of my foolish expenditures. Why continue to spin the hamster wheel each week if not to earn enough scratch to waste on the most inconvenient way to consume music? I'm gonna share a few of my recent cops from online record purchasing (as I live in the heart of a southern swamp that is literally 195 miles from the nearest record emporium).
With all that out of the way, I present these to you, the curious reader. Don't forget to shower me in social media upvotes and hearts. Additionally, please respond in the comments if you know of some hot new music I should be wasting money on. Daddy is sick and needs his medicine.
Royal Blood - Typhoons
2021 issue on translucent blue wax via Black Mammoth Records
Since this album came out it has been the jam of the summer for me. It's pretty much just like old Royal Blood, but with an infusion of slick disco. Yeah.
Grinderman - Grinderman 2
2013 issue on black wax via Mute Records
I was a fan of the original Grinderman record and came to learn of the project after getting into Nick Cave. The second Grinderman LP is an absolute donkeypunch. You guys know how much I love stoner rock. This is a stoner rock album made with Nick Cave. Not much more to say here.
The White Stripes – De Stijl
2020 issue on red wax with black splatter via Third Man Records
This was the second White Stripes album I heard once I got through Elephant. The A-side to this LP is a whopper, full of some of the best tunes in the Stripes catalog. I’ve grown to enjoy Jack White’s solo work the older I’ve gotten, but never hesitate to revisit this one. This particular release was done in partnership with the Vinyl Me, Please record club and comes with a fancy jacket, exclusive artwork, and foil stamping in celebration of De Stijl’s 20th anniversary.
Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986
2021 2xLP issue on pink/blue splatter via Light in the Attic
Definitely the weirdest selection of today’s bunch. If you told 12-year old me that I would be stoked to buy a record that is more or less full of Japanese grocery store music, he would not have taken the news well. There’s nothing punk or rock ‘n roll about it, but the joy this record brings can’t be denied. The packaging and nifty splatter discs help to play up the kitsch.
Anyway, thanks for stopping by for my livejournal and I hope to see you next time when I share more dumb shit that I shouldn't have bought!