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The Rekkid Store Report:  Dec. 8

Sooooo….  Tell us about your new releases.

Since new releases slow down a bit this time of year, don’t forget to check out the Parasolarians’ fave releases of 2009 and play catch-up!

circleIncoming! Eagerly awaiting delivery of the latest conceptual rock opus from Australian electro-psych-guitar duo Black Cab. Their 2009 masterpiece, ‘Call Signs’, is Jim’s favorite record of 2009. #1 with a bullet! Additionally we’re expecting a DCD from Finnish genre-bending freaks Circle, a collection of cockle-warming Burt Bacharach rarities, a 1992 live document from Neil Young (from the ‘Harvest’ tour), full-lengths from Debbie Leggo, Six By Seven and a special Xmas delivery from Yellow 6, plus reissues of Lloyd Cole & the Commotions’ classic ‘Rattlesnakes’ (expanded, remastered DCD) and 3 albums by Pulp…

Wax On: We’ve got the Girl Talk ‘Night Ripper’ limited 180g DLP in deluxe gatefold; the definitive, deluxe edition of Okkervil River’s ‘Black Sheep Boy’ on DLP; LPs by Circulatory System and Neon Indian LP; Sigur Ros 12″; 45s by Frightened Rabbit, Dinosaur Jr; Kraftwerk and Spacemen 3 LP reissues (maybe)… Plus new Mexican Summer vinyl from Lucky Luke LP & Steve Moore 10″ and restock on their Tallest Man On Earth LP, Black Moth Super Rainbow pic disc, Washed Out 12″ (don’t sleep!), Farmer Dave 45…

Rockin’ Our World: The upcoming Unbunny album, the Low ‘Christmas’ CD (a classic), Lloyd Cole live at the BBC, Them Crooked Vultures, the aforementioned Black Cab, Imaad Wasif’s recent album of psych-prog-juggernautica, and right at this moment? Heavenly. Duh.

Parasol’s Top Ten List for the week of Dec. 7:

1.  Dawes “North Hills” (ATO)
2.  Sleepyard “Future Lines” (CCAPKnirk)
3.  Trans Am “What Day Is It Tonight?” (Thrill Jockey)
4.  Circle “Triumph” (Fourth Dimension)
5.  Frightened Rabbit “Swim Until You Can’t See Land” (Fat Cat)
6.  Dinosaur Jr. “Pieces” (Jagjaguwar)
7.  Mean Jeans “Are You Serious” (Dirtnap)
8.  Starless & Bible Black “Shape Of The Shape” (Locust)
9.  Cosmos, The “Jar of Jam Ton of Bricks” (Happy Jack Rock)
10.  Far East Family Band “Nipponjin” (Phoenix)

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