Karen O & Danger Mouse – Lux Prima (LP)

by Sonny   ·  2 years ago  
2019 Lux Prima U.S. Indie Release

Before we start inundating each other’s feeds with all our RSD finds tomorrow – we needed to take a moment to highlight the latest from @dangermousejukebox and @ko – Lux Prima. What more can be said about Danger Mouse that hasn’t already been said? Except that maybe he found his ultimate collab partner in Karen O (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs). When you’re out there digging the crates tomorrow – make sure you cop this record when it comes up! I’m also a sucker for beautiful packaging and attention to detail – and this vinyl has all of it. The record jacket is a gatefold and has a nice vintage photo album feel to it. #beautifulpackaging#beautifulmusic

Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi – Two Against One (7″)

by Sonny   ·  2 years ago  
2011 Original US Pressing

Here’s a little 
#45rpm record to love: a 7-inch sampler from one of the best collab albums of the past decade, titled Rome. The @officialjackwhitelive and @norahjonesfeatures, respectfully, are great – and help set the tone for what to expect on the full length LP. Word on the street is that it was Saint Valentine, of Rome, who was initially responsible for the holiday some of ya’ll will be celebrating today. So by some ass-backwards transitive property – you can thank @dangermousejukebox for all the love making that’ll be going on tonight 😍😝.

The Coral – The Coral (LP)

by Sonny   ·  3 years ago  

2002 Limited Edition U.K. Pressing

Back in 2002, while most kids in the U.S. were going crazy for The Strokes, there were two bands making serious waves in the U.K.: Kings of Leon and The Coral. The former went on to finally become somewhat embraced by their home country, after the release of their sophomore album, but the latter – they were homegrown kids from Merseyside who never would quite break through in the States. It’s a damn shame too, because the Psychedelic/Indie Rock music that The Coral debuted with really was, and still is, something to behold. They were hailed by the likes of Oasis and Morrissey, for what it’s worth, and would eventually be followed by label-mates, The Zutons, and some kids who went by the name of Arctic Monkeys.

Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare (LP)

by Sonny   ·  3 years ago  

2013 U.S. Repress

We’re still digesting the band’s latest release (and it’s fucking dope), but it makes their sophomore album feel like it was released in 1997, not 2007. It’s always interesting to study the path a band, or artist, takes during the course of their creative existence – and Favourite Worst Nightmare can be pointed to as a moment when something changed. Just go back and listen to the album closer “505”, and you’ll find the seeds for what you hear today.

The Bird and The Bee – Interpreting The Masters, Vol. 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates (LP)

by Sonny   ·  3 years ago  

2010 Limited Promo Pressing

For the past few years, this record has been somewhat of a crown jewel in my collection. It is a fucking masterclass on how to pay homage to a catalog of existing classics (courtesy of Hall & Oates), as Inara George’s seemingly effortless vocals x Greg Kurstin’s pin-point production bring about a super fresh perspective on some big time hits – from top to bottom. It’s no wonder Greg would go on to blow up as a producer soon after this 2010 release. Today is our lucky day, as they are re-issuing the record via a limited edition purple vinyl pressing. Go cop yours now!