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The Rekkid Store Report: Jan. 20

Incoming: This week the Parasolarians welcome new full-length affairs from Spoon, Major Stars, RJD2, Mas Rapido (Parasol band from Pacific NW, guitar-pop supremo!), Dinowalrus, La Chansons, Yuka Honda (composer/performer who has worked with Cibo Mattto, Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Mike Watt, etc.), Land of Talk EP, Xhol, Guru Guru, Muslimgauze, Jukebox The Ghost (instantly catchy, piano-driven indie pop), Dinowalrus, Scout Niblett, Josephine Foster, Lindstrom & Christabelle, Red Krayola, Worm Ouroboros (think classic 4AD acts like This Mortal Coil & Cocteau Twins), and reissue action from Royal Trux and The Avengers, …

Wax On: On the vinyl front we have new LPs from Spoon, Scout Niblett, Colorlist, Red Krayola, Major Stars, SubArachnoid Space; Eels (with a bonus 45), RJD2 (DLP), a Cold War Kids 12″, Nice Nice, Gonjasufi 35 (on Warp, very limited), Lone Lady, Babe Rainbow, Ovo/Claudio Rocchetti, Feeling Of Love (full of nods to John Spencer Blues Ex, Velvet Underground), Home Blitz, Blank Realm (Australian psych collective), Thee Oh Sees (one-sided 12″)… plus reissue LPs from Ween (3 of ‘em), Royal Trux, Avengers, Blue Cheer (2 of ‘em), Leigh Stephens (Blue Cheer guy), Youngbloods…


Rockin’ Our World: The upcoming albums from Motorpsycho, Xiu Xiu, Unbunny, The Knife’s new opera, and that Retribution Gospel Choir. Dang.

(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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