Fresh Wax, 9-1-09 (Seattle Weekly)

The slate of vinyl releases this week is a little lighter than usual, but I’ve got this stack of records piled up next to my turntable, so maybe I can let you know about some of them too? Great. Although we don’t talk about 7-inches too much here at Fresh Wax, but I’ve picked up a few over the last couple of weeks worth noting.

Although it came out back in May, the new 7-inch from Budapest-based synth-rockers the Moog is all about vampires and, considering I’m catching up (way late) with True Blood, I’m all about vampires too, so, you know, perfect. “You Raised A Vampire” is a catchy enough number, but you can find that on the group’s album. The best reason to grab this 7-inch is for the B-side, which is a cover of Bauhaus’ “The Passion of Lovers” featuring David J on background vocals and, er, harmonica. Like I said, vampires all the way!

Hardcore monsters Paint It Black just released their second 7-inch of the year. It looks like the guys are beating Radiohead to the why-mess-with-albums punch, and these two singles are probably gonna be the follow-up to last year’s New Lexicon album. There are four songs on Surrender (out now on Fat Wreck Chords), which are both faster and a bit poppier than the five cuts from June’s Amnesia 7-inch, making for a nicely diverse nine-song album-that’s-not-an-album.

As far as this week’s full-length vinyl releases, here you go:

New Releases:

Black Crowes: Before the Frost (with download code for bonus LP)

Drive-By Truckers: The Fine Print (New West, 180g 2LP)

Street Sweeper Social Club: Street Sweeper Social Club

Motorpsycho: Child of the Future


Miles Davis: Ascenseur Pour L’Echafaud soundtrack (180g 2LP)

John Lee Hooker & Canned Heat: Hooker ‘n’ Heat (Pure Pleasure, 180g 2LP)

Queen: Queen, News of the World, Kind of Magic, Flash Gordon, Innuendo (Universal/Hollywood, 180g)

Joshua Redman: Moodswing (Warner Bros, 180g DMM 2LP + CD)

Archie Shepp: Attica Blues (Hi Horse 180g)

The Stone Roses: The Stone Roses (4LP deluxe edition)

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