Archive for the Genespeak – The Cranky Dubmaster Category

London jazz is comin’ on strong thanks to crucial new groups like NERIJA. Their debut album, Blume, is in-stock now on vinyl LP & CD! bam.

NERIJA sits at the forefront of innovation within the explosive modern UK jazz scene. A seven-person (mostly women) group who blend individual passions with a commitment to the unified voice, their accomplished debut album BLUME (brought to us by Domino Records)

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THE NATIONAL’s new album “I Am Easy To Find” is in-stock now, and we’ve got two special editions of the LP along with the CD!

Horizon Records will have THE NATIONAL’s new album “I Am Easy To Find” in-stock this Friday on CD, a limited edition indie-store-only clear double-vinyl LP and a deluxe 3xLP version with each album in the package a different color!

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JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE casts his incisive eye over the American landscape and finds hard times on his new album, THE SAINT OF LOST CAUSES, out now!

For The Saint of Lost Causes, Earle is focused on a different America – the disenfranchised and the downtrodden, the oppressed and the oppressors, the hopeful and the hopeless, as well as their geography. “I was trying to look through the eyes of America,” Earle says.

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THE YAWPERS’ bring their rawkin’ punk-rockabilly-blues-whatever-else-they-can-find sound in order to answer the HUMAN QUESTION, in-stock now on CD & LP!

On their fourth album Human Question, the Denver trio zooms out to a more vast and accessible stylistic and spiritual universe. The 38-minute thrill ride generates growth and cathartic self-reflection for audience and performer alike. If there was justice in this world, the Yawpers would be the savior that rock-n-roll didn’t know it was waiting for.

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The MOUNTAIN GOATS have invented a whole dang genre with their new album ‘In League With Dragons,” out TOMORROW on MERGE Records. Welcome to the world of “dragon-noir.”

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS have created some alluring musical worlds before, worlds of stories about lost youth, urban diaspora, punk roots and goth pretensions, with a musical scope that encompasses indie noise, soft rock grace notes, jangle-rock guitars and smooth swinging rhythms.

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We’re getting one from the vaults with MERGE Records’ reissue of REIGNING SOUND’s Abdication…For Your Love, out now!

The album found Reigning Sound picking up where the gorgeous, organ-heavy Love And Curses left off; Cartwright can still turn out rockers with the best of them, charging through the Springsteen-esque “Watching My Baby” like the best bar band in town on Saturday night. But with ballads like the heart-tugging “Not Far Away,”

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Spartanburg’s beloved legends and Austin’s favorite sons UNCLE WALT’S BAND rides again, thanks to OMNIVORE RECORDINGS’ new reissue of their self-titled 1974 debut album, with tasty bonus tracks!

11 tracks plus 11 bonus tracks on vinyl LP and CD! Amazing and enlightening liner notes, commentaries and rare historic images in the booklet; and did we mention the limited-edition show poster, free with purchase while they last?

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Greenville’s own EXCONS rocked an in-store show to celebrate their new album, SEA SHANTIES, and though the show might be over, we’ve still got their CDs and vinyl LP’s in the house!

EXCONS, one of our fave local bands, have released their long-awaited second album, Sea Shanties, and they played an awesome in-store set tonight to showcase some tunes and celebrate. Our buddy John “The Indicator” Byce gave us the lowdown on the new stuff.

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Check out these red-hot Latin jazz reissues by CESAR MARIANO & CIA and THE LEBRON BROTHERS, in-stock now at Horizon Records!

In the midst of a crushing cold spell, we suggest these two caliente-infused Latin jazz re-issues: CESAR MARIANO & CIA’s Sao Paulo, Brasil and THE LEBRON BROTHERS’ Psychedelic Goes Latin, from the modest-sized re-issue specialty labels Mr. Bongo and Get On Down, respectively. Stop by and pick up one of both of these gems, fire up the gas logs,

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LUBOMYR MELNYK, “the prophet of the piano,” presents “FALLEN TREES,” a new album that further demonstrates his singular, boundary-shattering talent.

‘Continuous music’ pioneer and literal force of nature Lubomyr Melnyk has released a dazzling new album called Fallen Trees on December 7, a challenging, monumental work that coincides with Melnyk’s 70th birthday. Despite the autumnal hint in its title, there’s little suggestion of him slowing down.

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  • TECHNICS SL-D202 turntable
    The semi-auto SL-D202 was introduced in 1981 as the replacement of the D2 model. They continued the tradition of employing a high quality direct drive motor and great sounding tone arm. The cue control was moved to the outside of the table for easier access. This turntable has been professionally […]
  • TECHNICS SLD2 TURNTABLE w/ custom paint job
    The semi-auto SL-D2 is the workhorse of the Technics family. Time has proven this model extremely reliable due to its high-quality direct drive motor and tone arm. This unit features a unique (and very handsome) custom paint job and has been professionally inspected, refurbished, lubricated and has […]
  • Yamaha 5-disc Carousel CD Player
    Tons of programming options and 18bit digital conversion (w/ 8 X oversampling)! Heavy duty unit and professionally inspected and refurbished!     […]
  • Thorens MM 008 Pre-amplifier
    Audiophile grade phono pre-amplifier, extremely clean sound and as reliable and well-constructed as they get! High versatility and ease of use: the MM 008 phono preamplifier can be adjusted to match the tonal characteristics of your pick-up cartridge, ranging from an MM setting to three different […]
  • Technics SLDD2 Turntable
    Technics direct drive quality at an affordable price! The great thing about Technics is they made quality affordable tables that were never “cheap”. This semi-auto SL-DD2 is one of the easiest turntables to operate. Simply move the tone arm over to start the record! This turntable has been […]
  • Technics SLD20 Turntable
    The semi-auto SL-D20 was the most popular of the p-mount turntables. They are ultra-reliable and feature a high-quality direct drive motor. This table has been thoroughly tested and is operating at 100%! Has been fitted with a like new audio technical stylus, Plug and play!       […]
  • Onkyo TX SR 876 Receiver
    Modern AV receiver with plenty of inputs and outputs and turntable READY with on-board phono pre-amplifier! Robust power for surround or otherwise at 140 watts PER CHANNEL! 140 watts x 7 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.05% THD. THX® Ultra2 Plus certification new THX listening modes for optimized […]
  • Haffler XL 280 Power Amplifier
    Legendary dedicated power amplifier, pure audiophile grade sound (No gain or tone control needed!), and near non-existent self noise! This is one of the very best amplifiers that Hafler made. It offers 145 watts per channel into 8 ohms, and is stable down to 1 ohm, offering 325 watts for short […]
  • Audio Research LS1 Line Stage Amplifier
    No tone adjustment needed, pure sound for the sound purist! The Audio Research LS1 Line Stage Amplifier is designed to accommodate music lovers who exclusively use line-level input sources — digital or analog — for the reproduction and enjoyment of music in their home audio systems. In technology, […]
    The BDP-S580 has built-in Wi-Fi and the best current lineup of streaming-media services, including Netflix, Amazon Instant, Hulu Plus, Vudu, Slacker, and CinemaNow! […]
    The Technics SL-D30 is a fantastic direct drive turntable featuring the same sound specifications as the SL-D3 model (Which is usually considerably higher in price) […]
    This unit has been completely refurbished including lubrication and calibration! Includes vintage Audio Technica cartridge with OEM stylus! […]
    The Technics SL-D3 is the FULLY AUTOMATIC version of the SL-D2 which is regarded as the workhorse of the Technics family. […]
    The Technics SL-D2 has been considered the workhorse of the Technics line of turntables for decades. […]
    The Technics SL-D1 turntable is a FULL MANUAL version of the legendary SL-D2, this model has been regarded as a “tank” and “indestructible” among hi-fi enthusiasts for decades. […]
    The Sansui S2000 speakers have been highly regarded in the hi-fi community for decades and for good reason! […]
    Very nice Blu-Ray player, with remote! Enjoy 3D Blu-ray Disc movies in Full HD 1080p--also supports standard Blu-ray Disc movies in HD and upscales DVDs to near HD quality. […]
  • RCA 45-EY-2 45rpm TURNTABLE
    The RCA 45-EY-2 is an AC operated 3 tube automatic phonograph with mono amplifier and speaker.  The turntable is a 45 RPM, model RP-190-1, which holds up to twelve 7 inch fine groove records. Uses crystal pickup with medium output voltage. Also uses Qty(1) PM Elliptical 4″ x 6″ speaker. […]
    The BX-300 incorporates a wealth of original Nakamichi technology such as the Discrete Three Head system, a Direct Drive Asymmetrical, Diffused Resonance Dual Capstan Transport etc. […]
    This NAD 7020E is an absolutely rock solid receiver, 2x20watts and AM/FM receiver is perfect for bookshelf and medium sized speakers. To those familiar with the NAD 3020E Stereo Amp, this unit employs much of the same technology!       […]