New & Upcoming releases

April 8th

•Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – Welcome To The Slasher House CD/LP (Domino)
•Christopher Bissonette – Essays In Idleness CD/LP (Kranky)
•Carlene Carter – Carter Girl CD (Rounder)
•Colourmusic – May You Marry Rich CD/LP (Memphis Industries)
•De Lux – Voyage CD/2xLP+MP3 (Innovative Leisure)
•Denney And The Jets – Mexican Coke CD/LP (Burger)
•EMA – The Future’s Void CD/LP/Cassette (Matador)
•The Faint – Doom Abuse CD/LP+MP3 (SQE)
•For The Fallen Dreams – Heavy Hearts CD/LP (Rise)
•John Frusciante – Enclosure CD/LP (Record Collection)
•Greyhounds – Accumulator CD/LP (Ardent Music)
•Heathers – Kingdom CD (Big3)
•Highasakite – Silent Treatment CD (Propeller)
•Eric Hutchinson – Pure Fiction CD (Let’s Break)
•Wilko Johnson And Roger Daltrey – Going Back Home CD (Chess/Hip-O)
•King Of Prussia – Zonian Girls…And The Echoes That Surround Us All CD (Minty Fresh)
•The Mary Onettes – Portico CD/LP (Labrador)
•OFF! – Wasted Years CD/LP (Vice)
•Joan Osborne – Love And Hate CD (eOne)
•Protomartyr – Under Color Of Official Right CD/LP (Hardly Art)
•Pup – Pup CD/LP (Side One Dummy)
•Ratking – So It Goes CD/LP (XL)
•Linda Ronstadt – Duets CD (Rhino)
•School Of Language – Old Fears CD/LP (Memphis Industries)
•Screaming Females – Live At The Hideout CD/2xLP (Don Giovanni)
•Sigur Rós – Von [Reissue/1997] CD (XL)
•SOHN – Tremors CD/LP (4AD)
•Todd Terje – It’s Album Time With Todd Terje CD/2xLP+MP3 (Olsen)
•Thus Owls – Turning Rocks CD/LP (Secret City)


News & Updates

The Best reform after 35 years

Posted April 17th, 2014 by Pat

In 1980 5 lads came together and brought the New Wave Movement into Toledo. They brazenly called themselves The Best.

On April 19, 2014, Mike Peters, Joel Hazard, Chuck Caswell, and the A Boyz (Steven & David Athanas) will pay tribute to the band, as well as pay tribute to Record Store Day – and especially Pat O’Connor, who has put 40 years into the biz.

You would be hard-pressed to find a better place to be on 4/19. Live performance @ 4p.

The vinyl “Breaking Glass, Garage Rock From Toledo, Ohio” will be on sale (including music from The Best, The Human Darts & The Mods).best

What About Record Store Day 2014?

Posted March 19th, 2014 by Pat


Celebrate Toledo!

Culture Clash Records, is proud to announce our own contribution to RSD 2014.

“Breaking Glass, Garage Rock From Toledo Ohio”

The record is homage to the Toledo music scene and pressed on
coke bottle green vinyl. Bands featured are The Mods (1966), Human Darts (1977), and The Best 1980. All songs were released as singles and are long out of print, The Mods single has been gone for almost 50 years and commands hundreds of dollars on the collector’s market. This pressing is limited to 500 records with 200 of those pressed on colored vinyl.

Available, April 19, 2014! Record Store Day + 419 Day! Celebrate Toledo!

Listen to a “sampler cut” from Breaking Glass!

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March 4th: New Releases from Real Estate, Drive By Truckers! Giveaways!

Posted March 3rd, 2014 by Shane

New Releases

Spring is finally coming around and there are some great new releases out this week to help you ring it in with some great music! Below is a look at what is out this week:

•American Authors – Oh What A Life CD (Island)
•Ava Luna – Electric Balloon CD/LP (Western Vinyl)
•Axxa/Abraxas – Axxa/Abraxas CD/LP (Captured Tracks)
•Bear’s Den – Without/Within CD/LP (Communion)
•Carla Bozulich – Boy CD/LP+MP3 (Constellation)
•Comeback Kid – Die Knowing CD (Victory)
•Drive-By Truckers – English Oceans CD/LP (ATO)
•Bob Dylan – 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration 2xCD (Sony Legacy)
•Each Other – Being Elastic CD/LP (Fat Possum)
•Eagulls – Eagulls CD/LP (Partisan)
•Eternal Summers – The Drop Beneath CD/LP (Kanine)
•Fuel – Puppet Strings CD (Megaforce)
•Holly Golightly And The Brokeoffs – All Her Fault CD/LP (Transdreamer)
•Stone Jack Jones – Ancestor CD/LP (Western Vinyl)
•Lo-Fang – Blue Film CD/LP (4AD)
•Lushes – What Am I Doing CD/LP (Felte)
•Steve Martin Featuring Steep Canyon Rangers With Edie Brickell – Live CD/CD+DVD (Rounder)
•The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits CD/LP (Sacred Bones)
•Merchandise – Begging For Your Life/In The City Of Light 12” (4AD)
•Nothing – Guilty Of Everything CD/LP (Relapse)
•Linda Perhacs – The Soul Of All Natural Things CD/LP (Asthmatic Kitty)
•PINS – Girls Like Us CD/LP (Bella Union)
•Real Estate – Atlas CD/LP (Domino)
•The Revivalists – City Of Sound CD (Wind-Up)
•Rick Ross – Mastermind CD/CD+DVD (Def-Jam)
•Sally Seltmann – Hey Daydreamer CD/LP (Arts & Crafts)
•Silver Snakes – Year Of The Snake CD/LP (Bridge Nine)
•These New Puritans – Field Of Reeds CD/2xLP (Infectious Music)
•Trust – Joyland CD/2xLP (Arts & Crafts)
•Ume – Monuments CD/LP (Dangerbird)
•The Unsemble – The Unsemble CD/LP (Ipecac)
•Various Artists – Suicide Squeeze Presents: Forever Singles LP (Suicide Squeeze)
•Various Artists – Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles CD/LP (Numero)
•Wake Owl – Private World Of Paradise CD/LP (Vagrant)
•Nick Waterhouse – Holly CD/LP (Innovative Leisure)
•We Are Scientists – TV en Francais CD/LP (Dine Alone)


We have a great giveaway this week that was 44 years in the making! To celebrate Linda Perhacs’ long overdue second album, The Soul of All Natural Things, we are giving away a SIGNED, WHITE VINYL copy. All you have to do is head over to our Facebook or Instagram page to enter!


This one, we aren’t parting with quite yet, but we will be soon! Tycho & Ghostly International were nice enough to send us a signed test pressing of the new Tycho album “Awake” two weeks early! We’ll be spinning this in the store until release on March 18th when we’ll give it away! Come in and listen! And if it isn’t on the turntable, tell us to put it on!

Black Friday!

Posted November 26th, 2013 by Pat

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Adapter Prize!

Posted July 24th, 2013 by Pat

                                                         Record Store Day Adapter prize

There are a lot of prizes and awards being handed out these days, but Record Store Day thought there was room for one more, especially when the folks deciding who got the glory definitely knew their stuff. That's why they created the ADAPTER PRIZE, decided on by people who shop and work in real music stores. That means YOU. Together, Culture Clash fans and staff will nominate one recording or artist in each category. Record Store Day will announce the winners in mid-September.

Nominations in this category are full length albums, newly recorded. EPs, Greatest Hits Packages, Soundtracks, Compilations and Re-Issues are not eligible. There is no required format–releases can be on CD and/or Vinyl. Titles must have general national distribution, be available to all stores across the country have have been released between 5/1/2012 and 4/30/2013.

Nominations in this category are full length albums, re-issued in some form during the appropriate time period. EPs, Greatest Hits Packages, Soundtracks, and Compilations are not eligible. There is no required format—releases can be on CD and/or Vinyl. Titles must have general national distribution, be available to all stores across the country, and have been released between 5/1/2012 and 4/30/2013.
Nominations in this category are released for Record Store Day in the appropriate year. Only releases which are truly exclusive are eligible to be nominated–windowed titles are not eligible. Any format or recording length can be nominated.
Nominations in this category are artists (band or solo performer) who, in the eligibility period, released the record that ‘broke’ them nationally, which may or may not be their debut release. 

Just drop the suggestions on our Facebook page and we'll do the rest!!




June 4 New Releases

Posted June 5th, 2013 by Pat

Queens Of The Stone Age make their eagerly awaited return with ‘…Like Clockwork’. Collaborating with stars such as Sir Elton John, Trent Reznor, Alex Turner, Jake Shears and honorary Queen Dave Grohl QOTSA emerge with not only their best work to date, but one of the most ambitious, fully realized classic rock albums in recent memory.

The Ben Folds Five reunion is still going strong and following a huge world tour they release their first live album ‘Ben Folds Five Live’ which captures the band in top form across four continents through 2012 and 2013.

Portugal. The Man enlisted the talents of Dangermouse for their latest album Evil Friends and the result is an undaunted re-awakening for the band. Each track is as different from the next as the previous records were from each other, which is to say a piece of a growing mindscape, and wholly a part of the group’s tumbling fever dream.

Plus there are great, new releases from Camera Obscura, We Are The City and City And Colour plus Barenaked Ladies, Rogue Wave, Buika, Megadeth, Matthew Morrison, Future Bible Heroes, Eleanor Friedberger, Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County [Soundtrack], Killing Joke, Filter, Grmln, and David Ford all release albums this week.

January 29th: New Releases, Upcoming Instore, New Release Playlist

Posted January 29th, 2013 by Shane

Culture Clash is coming out of it’s in-store performance holiday hibernation with our first in-store of the new year! The Dumb Easies will be here, playing the shop at 3:30 this upcoming Saturday! There are also some fantastic new releases this week, such as…


Ducktails – Flower Lane (Domino)

New album from the increasingly less solo endeavor of Matt Mondanile (guitarist from Real Estate). The Flower Lane was recorded and mixed over the summer of 2012 with Al Carlson (Peaking Lights, Oneohtrix Point Never) and includes contributions from members of Big Troubles, Oneohtrix Point Never, Ford + Lopatin, Real Estate and Cults.



Local Natives – Hummingbird (French Kiss)

Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe comes with bonus tracks, printed inner sleeves and two fold-out posters in a die-cut slipcase. Shining opener “You & I” is the album’s calling card, bathing synthetic drums in warm organs and surfy guitars, and the band’s signature sky-high harmonies.




Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite – Get Up! (Stax)

Ben Harper has teamed with renowned harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite to create a piercing song-cycle of struggle and heart.




Other Releases for January 29th:

•Amor De Dias – The House At Sea CD/LP+MP3 (Merge)
•Bleeding Rainbow – Yeah Right CD/LP (Kanine)
•Buke & Gase – General Dome CD/LP (Brassland)
•Eric Burdon – ‘Til Your River Runs Dry CD/LP (ABKCO)
•Cult Of Luna – Vertikal CD (Density/Workhorse)
•Ducktails – The Flower Lane CD/LP (Domino)
•Fiction Family – Fiction Family Reunion CD (Rock Ridge)
•Fleetwood Mac – Rumors [Expanded Edition] 3xCD/4xCD+DVD+LP (WB)
•Adam Green/Binki Shapiro – Adam Green/Binki Shapiro CD (Rounder)
•Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite – Get Up! CD/CD+DVD/LP (Stax)
•Hey Ocean! – Is CD (Nettwerk)
•Indians – Somewhere Else CD/LP (4AD)
•Local Natives – Hummingbird CD/LP (Frenchkiss)
•Lost Animal – Lost Tropical CD/LP (Hardly Art)
•Mice Parade – Candela CD/LP (Fat Cat)
•Ruby Suns – Christopher CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
•Sweet Apple – Wish You Could Stay A Little Longer b/w Traffic 7” (Outer Battery)
•Tall Firs – Out Of It And Into It CD/LP+MP3 (Frenchkiss)
•Tegan & Sarah – Heartthrob CD/LP+CD (WB)
•Tomahawk – Oddfellows CD/LP (Ipecac)

Not many shows again this week but here are two that you’ll want to check out!

•Dumb Easies @ Culture Clash Records, Saturday, February 2nd
•Jack & the Bear @ Ottawa Tavern, Saturday, February 2nd

January 22nd: Tons of New Releases, New Release Playlist, and Much More!

Posted January 22nd, 2013 by Shane

One of the biggest weeks for new releases that we have had in a long time! If you’ve been in the store in the past couple weeks, you’ve undoubtedly heard us rave about the new Foxygen, which is finally out. There are also new albums from Toro Y Moi, Ra Ra Riot, and some other surprises as well!

foxygenFoxygen – We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (Jagjaguwar)

A precocious and cocksure joyride across California psychedelia with a burning, bursting punk
rock engine.



holydrugcoupleThe Holydrug Couple – Noctuary (Sacred Bones)

While Awe and their Ancient Land EP had a bluesier, woodsy sound, Noctuary plays out like a slow-motion ‘60s beach party dream that you never want to wake from.



follakzoidFöllakzoid - II (Sacred Bones)

Föllakzoid began in Santiago, Chile from what they describe as the result of “a product of a trance experience between friends, sort of a soul abduction in which they’ve been living since 2008.” This is one of the finest kraut-rock records in years. For fans of Moon Duo, Psychic Ills,
Silver Apples.


mountainsMountains – Centralia (Thrill Jockey)

Centralia is defined by slow builds, subtle transformations and textures, and melodic lines that
evolve in a variety of ways to create grand soundscapes and acutely detailed compositions.



Other Releases for January 22nd:

•Arbouretum – Coming Out Of The Fog CD/LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
•A$AP Rocky – Long.Live.A$AP 2xLP (RCA)
•At The Drive In – Vaya [Reisue/1999] 10” (Fearless)
•Bad Religion – True North CD/LP (Epitaph)
•Bell Gardens – Full Sundown Assembly CD/LP (Southern)
•Big Harp – Chain Letters CD/LP+CD (Saddle Creek)
•Brokeback – Brokeback And The Black Rock CD/LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
•Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown – Wild Child CD/LP (Carved)
•Camper Van Beethoven – La Costa Perdida CD (Savoy)
•Chris Darrow – Artist Proof CD/LP+CD (Drag City)
•Deftones – Koi No Yokan LP (Reprise)
•Ex Cops – True Hallucinations CD/LP (Other Music)
•Fidlar – Fidlar CD (Mom + Pop)
•Föllakzoid – II CD/LP (Sacred Bones)
•Foxygen – We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic CD/LP (Jagjaguwar)
•Max Gomez – Rule The World CD (New West)
•Guided By Voices – Down By The Racetrack CDEP/7” (GBV Inc.)
•Petra Haden – Petra Goes To The Movies CD/LP (Anti)
•Ben Harper And Charlie Musselwhite – Get Up! LP (Stax/Concord)
•The Holydrug Couple – Noctuary CD/LP (Sacred Bones)
•The Joy Formidable – Wolf’s Law CD/LP (Atlantic)
•The Lone Bellow – The Lone Bellow CD (Descendent)
•Men – Electric b/w Water Babies 7” (Sacred Bones)
•Mountains – Centralia CD/2xLP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
•Nightlands – Oak Island CD/LP (Secretly Canadian)
•Night Marchers – Allez Allez CD/LP (Swami)
•Nosaj Thing – Home CD/LP (Innovative Leisure)
•Pillowfight – Pillowfight CD/LP (Bulk Recordings)
•Jon Porras – Orilla Oscura LP (Immune)
•Ra Ra Riot – Beta Love CD/LP (Barsuk)
•Alasdair Roberts & Friends – A Wonder Working Stone CD/LP+CD (Drag City)
•Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin – Reverse Shark Attack CD/LP+MP3 (In The Red)
•Stereolab – Emperor Tomato Ketchup [Reissue/1996] 2xLP (1972)
•Stereolab – Dots And Loops [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (1972)
•Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return CD/LP (Carpark)
•The Traditional Fools – The Traditional Fools CD/LP+MP3 (In The Red)
•Voivod – Target Earth CD (Century Media)
•The Walkmen – Bows And Arrows [Reissue/2004] LP (WB)
•Widowspeak – Almanac CD/LP (Captured Tracks)

nikkoNikko NA-790 Integrated Amplifier

This integrated amplifier is a hidden gem. 55 watts per channel isn’t going to blow the doors down but it delivers some very clean sound without distorting at the high ends.


Not a ton of shows happening this week in Toledo but here are a couple that will be worth getting out into the cold weather for!

•The Toasters @ Mickey Finns, Wednesday, January 23rd
•Easy Action @ Mickey Finns, Saturday, January 26th
•Ana Popovic @ B Gumps, Monday, January 28th

January 15th: New Releases, Concerts in Town, and More!

Posted January 15th, 2013 by Shane

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.

christopherowens 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)

bostonacoustics 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

Get Ready Some Fantastic Black Friday Releases

Posted October 21st, 2012 by Pat


Ah, Black Friday. Even if you’re averse to the crowds and the crazy, there is a great place to go shopping on that day after Thanksgiving, and it’s your friendly neighborhood store. We think that there are terrific things, treasures even, at record stores every day and we’re just upping the ante a little bit on Black Friday with some limited edition vinyl, CDs, DVDs, box sets, and this year even a box of trading cards. Things you can ONLY get at a record store, and some things you can get FIRST at a record store. Things that are perfect to give/get this holiday season, EVEN if you’re doing that shopping for yourself.

Click here to find the list of special releases you can find at record stores on Black Friday, in a handy PDF Wishlist Form (feel free to print out and give to everyone who might be buying things for you), and a page with artwork and more detail on each piece. And make your plans now to spend some quality time with us this holiday season. 

downloadable pdf view list on RSD website