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CAUGHT RED HANDED. THIRD PRESS available NOW @relapserecords #guiltyofeverything  We WILL have these on tour but the limited two color will go fast so order off website and don’t sleep. http://www.relapse.com/guilty-of-everything-lp-red-striped.html

More vinyl gorgeousness from Philadelphia’s NOTHING. Guilty of Everything is a fantastic LP. Red vinyl also available.

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CAUGHT RED HANDED. THIRD PRESS available NOW @relapserecords #guiltyofeverything
We WILL have these on tour but the limited two color will go fast so order off website and don’t sleep.
http://www.relapse.com/guilty-of-everything-lp-red-striped.html

More vinyl gorgeousness from Philadelphia’s NOTHING. Guilty of Everything is a fantastic LP. Red vinyl also available.

Have a listen to John Entwistle’s isolated bass track for The Real Me from QUADROPHENIA.

Jul 9

All good kids love Guided by Voices.
Oscar is 4, and here he is singing Gold Star For Robot Boy, as if he were Bob Pollard himself, complete with introduction, count-in and high kicks.

Jul 8
The AFGHAN WHIGS’ legendary GENTLEMEN LP to see reissue, according to Lurssen Mastering’s twitter feed.

The AFGHAN WHIGS’ legendary GENTLEMEN LP to see reissue, according to Lurssen Mastering’s twitter feed.

I don’t always listen to #ThePopes, but when I do…so do the neighbors.

I don’t always listen to #ThePopes, but when I do…
so do the neighbors.

So this happened today. Hoping to get that there Hold Steady to answer back the shout-out from  Drive-by Truckers in The Righteous Path.
Had the good fortune to ask Patterson Hood about it at the AFI premiere of The Secret To A Happy Ending. He confirmed it was a shout-out and when I asked if he expected an answer back, he said, “They’d better!”
#GauntletThrown

So this happened today. Hoping to get that there Hold Steady to answer back the shout-out from  Drive-by Truckers in The Righteous Path.

Had the good fortune to ask Patterson Hood about it at the AFI premiere of The Secret To A Happy Ending. He confirmed it was a shout-out and when I asked if he expected an answer back, he said, “They’d better!”

#GauntletThrown

Listen/purchase: The Lovely Lads Vs The World by The Lovely Lads

"You say I’m hopelessly devoted to misery
Well, I don’t wanna be so devoted no more, oh yeah

And all of my friends wanna get into heaven
and all I keep thinking is 'I wish you were here'
I heard that they been calling me the great depression,
rollin’ and tumblin’, breaking my own heart again…”

—The Gaslight Anthem, Rollin and Tumblin’

There’s a fascinating set of posters for a David Lynch retrospective. The Wild At Heart one is particularly great. Click here to see them.

There’s a fascinating set of posters for a David Lynch retrospective. The Wild At Heart one is particularly great. Click here to see them.

A post of great sadness, mitigated by great joy of music

I’ve been a longtime fan of The Popes out of North Carolina. My cousin Steven Ruppenthal was one of the prinicipals in said group, and went on to play in bands (with some of the same people) such as Stumble, The Lovely Lads, and more recently The Public Good.

It is heartbreaking to realize that Steve has departed this world. Our friends and family learned Friday that he’d passed away following a drowning accident. The last few days have been full of pain and emotions. Sadness, anger, frustration, to name just a few.

On a sunny Sunday in Washington, DC, I spent the afternoon like I spent a great deal of weekend days in the 1980s: pushing a lawnmower, sweating sunblock into my eyes. Headphones cranked up. Loud.

The songs of Steve’s bands rang through my ears just as they have since their first release back in the late part of 1988. My eyes watered up as the legendary 1-2 punch of Charmless faded right into Marilyn from Hi We’re The Popes. And instantly I was a teenager again, tuned in to the music of my life. Music that seemed to describe much of my life for quite a long time. It still does, actually.

My nose began running (allergies) but I kept on working. Singing along.

Steve always had an opinion or interest in anything to do with music, and I loved talking about it with him. We’re all going to miss him immensely.

If you have not heard Hi We’re The Popes or the work of any of the bands linked above, here is a link to track 1: Charmless by The Popes

In memoriam. Steve Ruppenthal of The Public Good, The Popes, Stumble, The Lovely Lads, The Fifth Column and more.

In memoriam. Steve Ruppenthal of The Public Good, The Popes, Stumble, The Lovely Lads, The Fifth Column and more.

Junk Culture has the story of Soviet-era bootleg and pirate recordings… pressed on old x-ray film. If you like this image, check out the article - it will fascinate you.

Junk Culture has the story of Soviet-era bootleg and pirate recordings… pressed on old x-ray film. If you like this image, check out the article - it will fascinate you.

Brill Bruisers by the New Pornographers

Have fun playing with the colors on this new offering from the New Pornographers. (UPDATE: video may not work on the tumblr app)

Jack White and Third Man Records packed a lot of unusual features into the Ultra LP vinyl version of LAZARETTO. Got to explore my copy some this weekend and it sure was tricky trying to figure out where to set the needle on Side 1 to run from the inside out.

Gaslight Anthem “Went Off the Deep End” on Experimental New Album, Says Brian Fallon

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The Gaslight Anthem's fifth album, Get Hurt, arrives on August 19. But don’t expect the folk- and punk-tinged anthems of their prior efforts.

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