Monday, June 27, 2011

New Releases June 28





Marianne Faithfull - - Horses and High Heels: Another collaboration between one of the world's best singers and Hal Willner, one of the best producers.

Handsome Furs - - Sound Kapital: "successfully re-appropriate the harsh sounds of the industrial music movement for a less hardcore contemporary audience" - Consequence of Sound

Shabazz Palaces - - Black Up: Hip-hop from Sub Pop.

Also new this week:

The Appleseed Cast - - Middle States
Beyonce - - 4
Big D and the Kids Table - - For the Damned, the Dub & the Delirious
Chllngr - - Haven
David Cook - - This Loud Morning
Currensy - - Weekend at Burnie's
Billy Ray Cyrus - - I'm American
Gardens & Villa - - Gardens & Villa
Thea Gilmore - - John Wesley Harding
Jolie Holland & the Grand Chandeliers - - Pint of Blood
Ice-T - - Home Invasion
Limp Bizkit - - Gold Cobra
John Maus - - We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
Memory Tapes - - Player Piano
Mighty Clouds - - Mighty Clouds
Dolly Parton - - Better Day
Pipes You See, Pipes You Don't - - Lost in the Pancakes
Queensryche - - Dedicated to Chaos
SBTRKT - - SBTRKT
Chadwick Stokes - - Simmerkane Jr
Taking Back Sunday - - Taking Back Sunday
Teddy Bears - - Devil's Music
Thievery Corporation - - Culture of Fear
Christopher Titus - - Neverlution!
White Wives - - Happeners
Various Artists - - Rave On Buddy Holly

And the following reissues & compilations

Bill Evans - - The Sesjun Radio Shows
Buddy Guy - - Buddy and the Juniors
Alicia Keys - - Songs in A Minor Deluxe Edition
Teena Marie - - First Class Love Rare Tee
Teena Marie - - Lady T
Robbie Robertson - - How To Become Clairvoyant Deluxe
The Thirteenth Floor Elevators - - The Albums Collection
Widespread Panic - - Colorado Springs, CO 10.20.1998

And the following new release LPs

Be Good Tanyas - - Blue Horse
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - - It's a Corporate World
Deerhoof - - Milk Man
Bob Dylan - - In Concert Brandeis University 1963
Gardens & Villa - - Gardens & Villa
Handsome Furs - - Sound Kapitol
Jodie Holland & the Grand Chandeliers - - Pint of Blood
Ikebe - - Showdown
Iron Maiden - - From Fear to Eternity
Jonsi - - Go Out EP
Alicia Keys - - Songs in A Minor
John Maus - - We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
Memory Tapes - - Player Piano
Montrose - - Montrose
Marissa Nadler - - Marissa Nadler
The National - - Cherry Tree
SBTRKT - - SBTRKT
Shabazz Palaces - - Black Up
Various Artists - - Rave On Buddy Holly

Best Sellers Week Ending June 26



1. Bon Iver - - Bon Iver
2. My Morning Jacket - - Circuital
3. Cults - - Cults
4. Fleet Foxes - - Helplessness Blues
5. Arctic Monkeys - - Suck It and See
6. Painkillers - - Painkillers
7. Blind Eyes - - With a Bang
8. Depeche Mode - - Remixes 2:81-11
9. Cars - - Move Like This
10. Dispatch - - EP

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mew Releases 6-21





Bon Iver - - Bon Iver: Follow-up to the indie rock sensation of For Emma, Forever Ago.

Centro-Matic - - Candidate Waltz: Don't forget to catch Will Johnson of Centro-Matic live at Euclid Records on July 6.

Liam Finn - - Fomo: It's been three years, and Liam sounds hurt and angry but tuneful.

Also new this week:

The Black Rabbits - - Hypno Switch
Bobby - - Bobby
Bodies of Water - - Twist Again
The Chain Gang of 1974 - - Wayward Fire
Chicago Blues A Living History - - The (R)evolution Continues
Ruthie Foster - - Live at Antone's
Gomez - - Whatever's On Your Mind
Grieves - - Together Apart
Steve Hackett - - Live Rails
Jeff the Brotherhood - - We Are the Champions
Knives From Heaven - - Knives From Heaven
Nucular Aminals - - Nucular Aminals
Jill Scott - - The Light of the Sun
Simple Plan - - Get Your Heart On!
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Dr. Michael White - - Adventures in New Orleans Jazz Part 1
Wild Moccasins - - Skin Collision Past

And the following new release LPs:

Beastie Boys - - Hot Sauce Committee Part 2
Carey Bell - - Mellow Down Easy
Bodies of Water - - Twist Again
Bon Iver - - Bon Iver
Centro-Matic - - Candidate Waltz
Chain Gang of 1974 - - Wayward Fire
Cults - - Cults
Liam Finn - - Fomo
Foster the People - - Torches
Gomez - - Whatever's On Your Mind
Woody Guthrie - - This Machine Kills Fascists
Levon Helm - - Ramble at the Ryman
Hooray For Earth - - True Loves
Jeff the Brotherhood - - We Are the Champions
Nucular Aminals - - Nucular Aminals
Painted Palms - - Canopy
Radio Dept. - - Pet Grief
Roy Rogers - - Sidewinder
Sugar - - Copper Blue
Tallest Man on Earth - - Tallest Man on Earth
Tedeschi Trucks Band - - Revelator

Best Sellers Week Ending June 19



1. Neil Young - - Treasure
2. My Morning Jacket - - Circuital
3. Blind Eyes - - With a Bang
4. Fleet Foxes - - Helplessness Blues
5. Tedeschi / Trucks Band - - Revelator
6. Thurston Moore - - Demolished Thoughts
7. Antlers - - Burst Apart
8. Iron & Wine - - Kiss Each Other Clean
9. Beastie Boys - - Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2
10. Foster the People - - Torches

Friday, June 17, 2011

Centro-Matic To Perform at Euclid - 5:00 July 5


Euclid Records is pleased to announce a special live acoustic performance by Centro-Matic beginning at 5 pm on Tuesday, July 5. Centro-Matic, a four-piece band together for fifteen years with the same line-up, is touring in support of “Candidate Waltz,” their first new album since 2008. “We’re aware that we’re not reinventing the wheel here, but it created some new parameters and terrain for us,” singer/songwriter Will Johnson recently said of the record in an online interview. Expect a mixture of new songs and old classics performed without their characteristic electric sound. That sound will be available later the same night as Centro-Matic will also be playing at Off Broadway.

Centro-Matic is led by Johnson, who came up with the concept back in 1996, and then managed to assemble a band which has stayed together ever since. Drummer Matt Pence, cellist/violinist Scott Danbom, and bassist Mark Hedman have shared the job of interpreting Johnson’s songs over the course of at least eleven Centro-Matic albums. But, that’s not all. The same line-up also records together as South San Gabriel whenever the songs seem to require a lower-key approach.

Johnson has also participated in the high-profile Monsters of Folk super-group with Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, M. Ward of She & Him, and Jim James of My Morning Jacket during 2009 and 2010. In addition, he has released solo albums over the years, and is a prolific and intriguing painter.

In order to introduce new fans to the music of Centro-Matic, the band has put together a 24-track download sampler culled from their entire career. It’s available for free at their website, www.centro-matic.com. The interview quoted above can be found at www.aquariumdrunkard.com.

Euclid Records is located at 601 East Lockwood in Webster Groves, MO. In business since 1981, Euclid Records is committed to bringing some of the most exciting live music acts to enhance the shopping experience whenever possible.

Monday, June 13, 2011

New Releases June 14



Neil Young International Harvesters - - A Treasure: 12 songs dug out of the Old Ways sessions 25 years ago.

Also new this week:

Bad Meets Evil - - Hell: The Sequel
Marc Broussard - - Marc Broussard
The Dear Hunter - - The Color Spectrum
Jonathan Edwards - - My Love Will Keep
Michael Franks - - Time Together
Givers - - In Light
Hospital Ships - - Lonely Twin
Junior Boys - - It's All True
Norm MacDonald - - Me Doing Standup
Barry Manilow - - 15 Minutes
Ziggy Marley - - Wild and Free
New York Dolls - - If It's Saturday This Must Be Paris
Owl City - - All Things Bright and Beautiful
Maeleine Peyroux - - Standing On the Rooftop
Vetiver - - The Errant Charm
The Wonder Years - - Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing

And the following reissues and compilations:

ABBA - - Super Trouper Deluxe Edition
Carmine Appice - - Rockers & V8
Ornette Coleman - - Something Else!!!!
Father's Children - - Who's Gonna Save the World
Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass - - Easy Living
The Jeff Healey Band - - Live at Grossman's 1994
Paul McCartney - - McCartney
Paul McCartney - - McCartney II
Smokey Robinson - - The Solo Albums: Volume 5
Sebadoh - - Bakesale Deluxe Edition
Various Artists - - The Profile Records Story

Best Sellers Week Ending June 12



1. Arctic Monkeys - - Suck It and See
2. My Morning Jacket - - Circuital
3. Fleet Foxes - - Helplessness Blues
4. Fucked Up - - David Comes to Life
5. Death Cab For Cutie - - Codes and Keys
6. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - - It's a Corporate World
7. Okkervil River - - I Am Very Far
8. Battles - - Gloss Drop
9. Queens of the Stone Age - - Queens of the Stone Age
10. Tedeschi / Trucks Band - - Revelator

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Memphis Soul Legends the Bo-Keys to Perform at Euclid Records July 15


The wah-wah guitarist who played the intro on Issac Hayes’ “The Theme From Shaft.” The drummer on “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green. The trumpet player on “Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding. When the Bo-Keys take the stage at 3 pm July 15 at Euclid Records, there is some serious musical history working. This band doesn’t just update the legacy of Memphis soul music from the 1960s and 1970s; it embodies it.



The band is a mixture of Memphis veterans and younger players who learned from the records of the older members of the band. The Bo-Keys were put together carefully by bassist Scott Bomar. His first recruit was the legendary guitarist Charles “Skip” Pitts, best known as the player on “Shaft,” but also heard on such hits as “It’s Your Thing” by the Isley Brothers and “Do the Funky Chicken” by Rufus Thomas. Drummer Howard Grimes was the force behind the Hi Rhythm Section of the 70s which backed Al Green, Ann Peebles, and Syl Johnson. Keyboardist Archie “Hubie” Turner was in the Hi Rhythm Section as well. Trumpeter Ben Cauler was an original member of the Bar-Kays, and the only survivor of the plane crash which took the lives of his bandmates and Otis Redding in 1967; he has played on records by Keith Richards, Isaac Hayes, Millie Jackson, the Doobie Brothers, and many more.



The Bo-Keys will release a new album, “Got To Get Back,” on June 21, but they’ve been recording steadily for most of the last decade. They have played numerous sessions for the likes of DJ Shadow, Al Green, and indie-rocker Jay Reatard, as well as worked on quite a few films, including “Black Snake Moan,” “Soul Men,” and “Hustle & Flow.” These versatile musicians can provide the backing for whatever situation is desired, though their hearts remain in the classic sound of soul.



The rest of the horn section includes Marc Franklin on trumpet, Derrick Williams and Jim Spake on tenor sax, and Kirk Smothers on baritone sax. These guys play exactly the way they need to play in order to fit in with the masters of the rest of the band. Those who saw the Bo-Keys at the Beat ‘n’ Soul festival last Fall at Off Broadway still speak in hushed tones of their majestic performance.

Monday, June 6, 2011

New Releases June 7





Arctic Monkeys - - Suck It and See: "deepens the mystery as to where the Arctic Monkeys may venture next" - Drowned in Sound

Fucked Up - - David Comes to Life: "just as much lyrical and musical fragility and finesse as there is ham-fisted, aggressive, raw power' - Consequence of Sound

Also new this week:

All-Time Low - - Dirty Work
Jill Andrews - - The Mirror
B B & C - - The Veil
Battles - - Gloss Drop
Black Lips - - Arabia Mountain
City and Colour - - Little Hell
The Coathangers - - Larceny & Old Lace
Graham Colton - - Pacific Coast Eyes
Corea, Clarke & White - - Forever
Cults - - Cults
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - - It's a Corporate World
Dawes - - Nothing Is Wrong
Depeche Mode - - 81-11
Dispatch - - EP
Eastern Conference Champions - - Speak-Ahh
Eden & John's East River String Band - - Be Kind to a Man When He's Down
Joe Ely - - Satisfied at Last
Foster the People - - Torches
Givers - - In Light
The Grascals - - Dance Til Your Stockings are Hot and Ravelin'
Hail Mary Mallon - - Are You Gonna Eat That
Hooray For Earth - - True Loves
Hospital Ships - - Lonely Twin
Joe Jackson Trio - - Live Music Europe 2010
The Ladybug Transistor - - Clutching Stems
The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue - - Live!
Sondre Lerche - - Sondre Lerche
Branford Marsalis / Joey Calderazzo - - Songs of Mirth and Melancholy
Peter Murphy - - Ninth
Youssou Ndour - - Dakar - Kingston
Brian Olive - - Two of Everything
The Poison Control Center - - Stranger Ballet
Joe Purdy - - 4th of July
The Rosebuds - - Loud Planes Fly Low
Tedeschi Trucks Band - - Revelator
Tea Leaf Green - - Radio Tragedy
31 Knots - - Trump Harm
Frank Turner - - England Keep My Bones
The Vaccines - - What Did You Expect From the Vaccines?
Watermelon Slim & Super Chikan - - Okiesippi Blues
The Wooden Birds - - Two Match Sticks
Original Broadway Cast Recording - - The Book of Mormon
Various Artists - - Vans Warped Tour '11

And the following reissues and compilation:

Black Moth Super Rainbow - - Dandelion Gum
Chick Corea - - The Definitive Chick Corea on Stretch and Concord
Sammy Hagar - - Street Machine
Ozzy Osbourne - - Diary of a Madman Legacy Edition
Paul Simon - - Paul Simon
Paul Simon - -There Goes Rhymin' Simon
Paul Simon - - Still Crazy After All These Years
Paul Simon - - Live Rhymin'
Frank Sinatra - - Ring-a-Ding Ding!

Best Sellers Week Ending June 5



1. My Morning Jacket - - Circuital
2. Eddie Vedder - - Ukulele Songs
3. Death Cab For Cutie - - Codes and Keys
4. The Disappeared - - Brides
5. Ben Harper - - Give Till It's Gone
6. Fleet Foxes - - Helplessness Blues
7. Head and the Heart - - Head and the Heart
8. Baseball Project - - Vol. 2: High and Inside
9. Warren Haynes - - Man In Motion
10. Thurston Moore - - Demolished Thoughts