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The Rekkid Store Report: Jan. 13

Riding a wave of hype, the Florida Space Coasts’s Surfer Blood’s debut is in stock on CD & LP. Plus new albums from Little Girls, OK Go, Dinowalrus, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis (The Road OST), Black Diamond Heavies, Final Fantasy, Vampire Weekend, Laura Veirs, Polysics, Medication, a reissue of Ween’s ‘The Pod’, Weezer (blue album rarities), Best of Seth (guy from Akron Family), Mayfair Set (Blank Dogs dude & Dum Dum Girls gal), Carl Simmons, a reissue of krautrock godfather Mobius’ ‘Tonspuren’, and a waycool 5CD collection of British Psych obscurities entitled ‘The Perfumed Garden’.

Wax On: Midlake’s Acts of Man 12″ has got us all stirred up; two new songs from the upcoming album on 180g vinyl with download codes. Additionally, new 45s by Spoon, Rural Alberta Advantage, Felt Letters, Myelin Sheaths, Druid Perfume, Nerve City, Mess Folk, Ganglians, Sandwitches, Spectrals, Roman Soldiers (Blank Dogs guy), We Are Country Mice, Arthur Russel/Cant split; 12″ action from Soft Pack, The Field (Gold Panda remix), Blind Man’s Colour; Full-length LPs by Little Girls (180g), Vampire Weekend, Hot Cha Cha, Medication, Final Fantasy, Silk Flowers, Acoustic Family Creeps (AKA The Woods), Glass Rock, Sunburned Hand of the Man, Mayfair Set & Holopaw; reissues from X (Wild Gift, 180g), Uncle Tupelo (Anodyne), Woody Guthrie (Dust Bowl Ballads), Mazzy Star and our pal Unbunny (Black Strawberries, 180g).

Rockin’ Our World since 2009? Surfer Blood, Black Cab, Maserati, Them Crooked Vultures (it’s on right now), Mercury Rev’s BBC Sessions, The Entrance Band, the imminent and incredible second effort from Low dude Alan Sparhawk’s Retribution Gospel Choir, the upcoming debut albums from Common Loon and Painted Hills…


(Ed. note: We know this is a thinly-veiled, unpaid advertisement, but we really think local record stores are important to the C-U community, so consider spending your music moneys at Exile or Parasol.)

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