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New Music Releases & Vinyl Reissues


Click here for the May 2014 Edition of this webpage!

Now would be a good time to click the play button to your left if you want to listen to a 2-hour long playlist composed soley of the music you are about to read about. Basically, this webpage highlights several April 2014 music releases and vinyl reissues. You will see helpful information to the right of each title like: genre (we do our best), vinyl color/weight, and/or relevant links. The links will either take you to a stream/free download of the title or our recommended purchase point. We will probably add titles throughout the month (especially singles) so checking back might not be a bad idea. There is a log at the bottom of this page which will describe any changes after the publish date. We are broadening our new music radar these days but right now you will see mainly independent music of the rock, hip-hop, punk, reggae, and (not enough) ska variety.

Our Top 5 New Albums by Week:

Dark Arc

-Saintseneca Dark Arc (folk)
CunninLynguists Strange Journey Volume 3 (hip hop)
Kaiser Chiefs Education, Education... & War (rock)
Comeback Kid Die Knowing (hardcore punk)
Rafter It's Reggae (instrumental reggae)

So It Goes

-Ratking So It Goes (hip hop)
The Faint Doom Abuse (dance-punk)
Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks Enter the Slasher House (acid folk)
Off! Wasted Years (punk)
John Frusciante Enclosure (experimental rock)

High Desert

Pharoahe Monch P.T.S.D. (hip hop)
-High Desert High Desert (dream pop)
The Afghan Whigs Do to the Beast (rock)
Ziggy Marley Fly Rasta (reggae pop)
Plague Vendor Free to Eat (punk)

Respect the Architect

-Blueprint Respect the Architect (hip hop) $
Eels The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett (folk)
Neon Trees Pop Psychology (pop rock)
Future Honest (rap)
The Menzingers Rented World (melodic punk)


Damon Albarn Everyday Robots (folktronica)
-The Hive Dwellers Moanin' (rock 'n' roll) $
Lee "Scratch" Perry Back on the Controls (dub/reggae)
Chad VanGaalen Shrink Dust (folk)
Survival Knife Loose Power (rock)



-Bat Wings for Lab Rats "Domino" "Turn it Up"  
Aesop Rock "The Blob"
Antemasque 4 songs  $
Atmosphere "Kanye West"
Sage Francis "Vonnegut Busy" "Thank You"
Samuel Miller "Diggin a Grave" "Pioneer Square"
       "Highwayman" "Blood to Blood"
This Wild Life "History"

Vinyl Reissues:

Breaking Bad Vol. 1

In Search Of
-Breaking Bad Original Score ... Vol. 1 [2x pink or white]
Dead Kennedys Original Singles Collection [7x7" box set]
Filter Shortbus [180g green]
I Am the Avalanche Avalanche United
Ludacris Back for the First Time
MU330 Ultra Panic [tranp. blue]
-N.E.R.D. In Search Of [white]
Strung Out Volume One [4x12" box set]
The Walking Dead Original ST Vol. 1 [smoke, red, or green]
Tim Timebomb Tim Timebomb & Friends [3x bone]
Good News for People Who Love Bad News

via Newbury Comics:
-Modest Mouse Good News for People Who Love Bad News [green]
Nirvana Bleach [maroon/black or clear/white]
Pearl Jam Ten [coke-bottle clear]
The Strokes Is This It? [blue/yellow]
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) [yellow/black]
Everything Sucks

Pennybridge Pioneers

The Walking Dead Vol. 1

via Hot Topic:
Bad Religion Against the Grain [purple]
Bad Religion Generator [gray]
-Descendents Everything Sucks [purple]
Green Day Warning [pink]
Millencolin For Monkeys [green]
Millencolin Life on a Plate [blue]
-Millencolin Pennybridge Pioneers [brown]
Heavy Petting Zoo/Eating Lamb [red]
NOFX White Trash Two Heebs and a Bean [yellow]
Pennywise About Time [yellow]
Rancid ...And Out Come the Wolves [red]
The Ataris Blue Skies, Broken Hearts... Next 12 Exits [blue/white]
The Bouncing Souls How I Spent My Summer Vacation [blue]
The Bouncing Souls The Bouncing Souls [red]
-The Walking Dead Original ST Vol. 1 [blood red]

May 2014 & Beyond

New Releases:

5/06: Atmosphere - Southsiders [preorder]
5/06: Andrew Jackson Jihad - Christmas Island
5/13: Mad Caddies - Dirty Rice
5/13: Mad Caddies - Keep It Going
5/13: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!
5/13: Mimicking Birds - Eons
5/13: The Black Keys - Turn Blue
5/20: Conor Oberst - Upside Down Mountain
5/20: Brenden Kelly / Sam Russo - Split the Tip [7"]
5/27: This Wild Life - Clouded (Epitaph)
5/27: Alias - Pitch Black Prism (Anticon)
6/03: Sage Francis - Copper Gone
6/03: Soundgarden - Superunknown [Deluxe]
6/10: Rancid - Honor is All We Know
6/10: Jack White - Lazaretto
7/15: Antemasque (members of The Mars Volta) $
7/??: RX Bandits $

Vinyl Reissues:

5/06: Rolling Stones - 3 titles [180g clear]
5/12: Blind Melon - Blind Melon [180g yellow]
5/13: The Ataris - End is Forever
5/20: The Mars Volta - Deloused in the Comatorium [2x180g gold or silver]
5/20: Oasis - Definitely Maybe [2x]
5/20: Thrice - Beggars [clear/red or clear/blue]
5/26: The Sound of Animals Fighting - Tiger and The Duke [180g or green]
5/26: The Sound of Animals... - Love, The Lord Has Left Us [2x180g or 2x white]
5/??: Green Day - Waiting [7" on neon pink or neon green]
6/03: Silverchair - Frogstomp [2x180g trans. blue]
6/03: Led Zeppelin - I, II, III [180g or 2x180g or 3x180g]
6/30: Social Distortion - Prison Bound [180g concrete gray]
8/??: Offspring - Smash [180g]

Our Top 50 Record Store Day Releases

Here is an organized list of our top (USA) Record Store Day releases of the year. We have combed through the official list and picked 50 titles that we are most excited about and sorted them into four categories: New EPs & LPs (non-singles), EP & LP Reissues (still no singles), Box Sets (some single sets), and 7" Singles (there's a lot of them). If you want to get your hands on some limited edition (and often colored) vinyl records at retail price you need to make sure you are at your local independent record store on Saturday, April 19th! your best bet is browsing Discogs, eBay, or this list at Modern-Vinyl (we paid retail price for Oliver Hart via 1-2-3-4 Go! Records' webstore).

(all titles below should be on standard black 12" vinyl unless noted otherwise)

New EPs & LPs:

The Lake Nakomis Maxi Single
-Atmosphere The Lake Nakomis Maxi Single [picture disc]
Chad VanGaalen I Want You Back [7"]
Death Cab for Cutie & Magik*Magik Orchestra Live... [2x180g]
Grateful Dead Live at Hampton Coliseum (5/4/1979) [2x]
Green Day Demolicious [2x red, 2x clear, CD, or cassette]

EP & LP Reissues:

Live at Monterey


Ultimate Alternative Wavers

The Many Faces of Oliver Hart

Because the Internet
1957 Johnny Cash With His Hot and Blue Guitar [blue]
1964 Otis Redding Pain in My Heart
1966 The Zombies I Love You
1967 -Jimi Hendrix Live at Monterey (1st rel'd 2007) [180g]
1968 The Zombies Odessey & Oracle
1970 -The Velvet Underground Loaded [pink/black/white]
1972 The Doors Weird Scenes from the Gold Mine [amber]
1972 Jerry Garcia Garcia [180g white]
1980 The Ramones Meltdown with The Ramones [10" navy]
1988 Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
1990 Bad Religion Against the Grain [yellow]*
1991 The Pogues Live with Joe Strummer (1st rel. 2013)
1994 -Built to Spill Ultimate Alternative Wavers [green or gold]
1994 Outkast Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik [180g]
1995 311 311 [2x180g]
1997 The Notorious B.I.G. Life After Death [3x clear]
1997 Strife In This Defiance [green or white]
2002 -Oliver Hart The Many Faces of Oliver Hart... [3x red]
2003 311 Evolver [2x180g]
2004 Jay-Z & Linkin Park Collision Course [blue+DVD]
2004 Of Montreal Satanic Panic... [2x180g yellow/light blue]
2011 The Flaming Lips 7 Skies H3 [clear]
2013 Public Enemy The Evil Empire of Everything [2x]
2013 Tim Timebomb Tim Timebomb & Friends [3x gold]*
2013 -Childish Gambino Because the Internet [2x+]

Box Sets:

Superunknown: The Singles Cake Cake Vinyl Box Set [8x12"]
Dave Matthews Band Live Trax Vol. 4 (4/30/96) [4x colored 12"]
Dinosaur Jr. Visitors [5x7"]
R.E.M. Unplugged: The Complete 1991 & 2001 Sessions [4x12"]
-Soundgarden Superunknown: The Singles [5x10"]

Singles (all 7" unless noted otherwise):

Hundreds of Ways

Pennyroyal Tea

Sock it to 'em J.B.
Black Lips "Funny" / "Funny (alt. version)"
Broken Bells "Holdin on for Life" [12"]
Cage the Elephant "Take It or Leave It" / "Jesse James"
-Conor Oberst "Hundreds of Ways" / "Fast Friends"
Dawes / Conor Oberst "Easy/Lucky/Free" / "Million Dollar Bill"
Deer Tick "Bus Stop" / "Denver"
Devo / The Flaming Lips "Gates of Steel" / " [silver]
Frank Zappa "Don't Eat the Yellow Snow" / "Down in de Dew"
-Nirvana "Pennyroyal Tea" / "I Hate Myself and Want to Die"
Oasis "Supersonic" / 2 others (reissue) [12"]
Of Montreal "Jigsaw Puzzle" / 1 other [light green]
Off! "Learn to Obey" / 1 other
Ray Parker Jr. "Ghostbusters" [10" glow-in-the-dark]
The Cure / Dinosaur Jr. "Just Like Heaven" / " [white]
-The Specials "Sock it to 'em J.B." / "Rats Race"

The information above was gathered, organized, and compiled by Jeremy Heavner for xi34.com and published on April 12, 2014. Don't forget to utilize the Follow buttons at the top of this page. UPDATES: 4/13- Replaced Chevelle's La Gargola with Comeback Kid's Die Knowing (week of 4/1), added 3 Kaiser Chiefs songs to the music player, added links to 9 full-album streams, and added 8 post-April releases (The Sound of Animals Fighting x2, Rolling Stones x3, Green Day, Thrice, & Mimicking Birds). We also fixed the RSD intro paragraph so it makes sense now. 4/14- Added a link to a brand new stream of the new Saintsenenca LP. Removed link to expired Plague Vendor stream and added stream of The Menzingers' new album. Added The Offspring's Smash to post-April vinyl reissues. 4/15- Added the 4 new Antemasque singles to this list and added the new Antemasque album to post-April releases (Antemasque features Cedric & Omar of The Mars Volta/At the Drive-In & Flea). Added 1 new single by Samuel Miller ("Highwayman") to list and to music mix. Added another Banner Pilot song to music mix ("Effigy"). Replaced Sevendust's Time Travelers & Bonfires with High Desert's self-titled LP (week of 4/15) which incluses a free stream! Added link to purchase and stream 4 Antemasque singles and pre-order the upcoming album. Added new Big Sir album to post-April releases. Added new Blind Melon release to post-April vinyl reissues. 4/16- Replaced High Desert stream with one that plays in the "correct" order. Added vinyl colors to Breaking Bad reissue (pink one is going up for sale online SOON!). Reorganized the categories of this website and added contents links under the music player. 4/19- Replaced Slipknot Vol. 3 with Bad Religion's Against the Grain *(Unofficial RSD Reissue). Moved Aesop Rock's 30-minute long instrumental track to Singles and in its place, added The Faint's Doom Abuse (with stream) to the week of 4/8. 4/20- Reorganized this month's music mix. Replaced Wizard of Oz soundtrack with Tim Timebomb & Friends LP *(Unofficial RSD Reissue). 4/22- Added link to purchase/download the new Blueprint LP (you name the price; $1-$50). Added some links to find Record Store Day titles online to the RSD14 intro paragraph. 4/23- Replaced I Divide's Last One Standing with Future's Honest (week of 4/22). Added "Thank You" by Sage Francis to this month's Singles. 4/23- Fixed stream link for High Desert LP. Reorganized webpage sections again. Re-genre'd some releases. 4/26- Added the three new Tim Timebomb LPs (in "bone") to April Vinyl Reissues. Added new Samuel Miller single "Blood to Blood" & This Wild Life's "History" to April Singles and music mix. I'll add the Jack White 7" to RSD Singles soon. 4/27- Replaced Sugar by G. Love & Special Sauce with Neon Trees' Pop Psychology (haven't been able to listen to Sugar online yet; if that changes so may this decision). This all is related to the Top 5 of 4/22 section which I also just rearranged. 4/29- Realized "Turn it Up" by Bat Wings For Lab Rats has been missing from this month's Singles for a while; fixed that. Replaced Uke Hunt by Uke Hunt with Digital Gardens by Big Sir. 5/5- Moved The Hive Dwellers' new LP Moanin' to the top of 4/29's releases and included a link to purchase it. 5/15- Replaced Banner Pilot's Souvenier with new Pharoahe Monch album (week of 4/15). Moved Big Sir's Digital Gardens to next month since it was released on 6/1. Added Survival Knife's Loose Power (Glaical Pace Records) in it's place. Added a few singles that may or may not be discussed above to April Music Mix. Click here for next month's version of this webpage.


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