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The Rekkid Store Report: Feb. 23

Incoming: New albums from Xiu Xiu (it’s chocolatey-good), The Brian Jonestown Massacre, White Hills, Sambassadeur, Quasi, Eluvium, Shearwater, Jaga Jazzist, Efterklang (more orch-poppy), Joanna Newsom (a triple album!), Shout Out Louds, Alkaline Trio, Alan Licht & Loren Connors, Fang Island, High On Fire, Electric President, Balmorhea, Past Lives, Clem Snide, Jack Rose, LoneLady, Rocky Votolato, a Plimsouls live disc, and the Chris Knox tribute/benefit ‘Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox’ on Merge Recs.

Waxing: 45s from She & Him, Pearly Gate Music, Bare Wires, Danielson, plus pedigreed LP-only affairs from Cotton Candy (Mark Robinson from Unrest w/gal from Blast Off Country Style) and Hoquiam (Damien Jurado and his bro); Hot Chip on DLP; reissue LPs for Ween ‘Pod’, Meat Puppets ‘II’, and a Bobby Beausoleil 4LP boxset; plus vinyl for just just about everything in the Incoming list above.

Rocking Our World: Motorpsycho’s new opus ‘Heavy Metal Fruit’ (hopefully in stock next week), Love Is All’s latest, The Grateful Dead in various permutations, The Triffids ‘Born Sandy Devotional’, Mercury Rev ‘Secret Migration’ and Lou Barlow’s latest, which seems to be in heavy rotation again, which is good.


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