Lots going on at Culture Clash and in Toledo this week! New releases are starting to roll in for 2013 and this week has a couple heavy hitters! As always, we got some great used stereo equipment and also some good shows happening in town this week! Below are a couple of the larger releases, followed by a list of what else is out this week.
Christopher Owens – Lysandre (Fat Possum)
Solo debut album from the former Girls frontman. The record takes on the narrative of “a coming of age story, a road trip, a love story following Owens from San Francisco to New York to France, where he falls in love with a girl named Lysandre.
Yo La Tengo – Fade (Matador)
Recorded with John McEntire at Soma Studios in Chicago, Fade recalls the sonic innovation of career high points like 1997′s I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One and 2000′s And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out. Vinyl version includes a bonus 7″ of Todd Rundgren and Times New Viking covers.
A$AP Rocky – Long.Live.A$AP (RCA)
New album from the rising rapper features guest appearances by Schoolboy Q, Santigold, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson and Big K.R.I.T. A$AP Rocky takes the reins as producer and co-producer on several tracks along with Danger Mouse, Jim Jonsin, Rico Love, Clams Casino, Skrillex, Hit-Boy and more. “BNM [8.5]” – Pitchfork. Vinyl version due January 22.
Other Releases for January 15th:
•J.J. Cale – In Session At Paradise Studios CD+DVD (Ingrooves)
•Holopaw – Academy Songs 1 CD/LP (Misra)
•The National – The Virginia EP LP (Beggars Banquet)
•Pantha Du Prince/The Bell Laboratory – Elements Of Light CD (Matador)
•Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold CD/LP (What’s Your Rupture?)
•Various Artists – West Of Memphis: Voices For Justice CD (Sony Legacy)
Boston Acoustic A60 Bookshelf Speakers
New to the floor this week are these Boston Acoustic A60 bookshelf speakers. Don’t be fooled by these speakers small footprint as they pack a lot of sound. These speakers were used in the store for years and were just recently completely refinished!
Lastly, there are some great shows happening around town this week! Here are a couple shows happening around town this week, and as always, we carry tickets for just about anything you’d wanna see in Toledo!
•Unsinkable Molly Brown @ the Ottawa Tavern, Friday, January 18th
•Dumb Easies @ Mickey Finns, Friday, January 18th
•B. Wills @ Frankies, Friday, January 18th
•Phantasmagoria @ the Ottawa Tavern, Saturday, January 19th
•Black Mask @ Frankies, Saturday, January 19th
•Chris Webby @ Frankies, Sunday, January 20th