National Tequila Day Wild new indie exclusive 100 Gecs record store day and 90’s bands finally on wax! Vinyl Happy Hour
Typically, every thursday we bring in and bust open five brand new releases that are getting dropped the next day. Usually, i pick the fifth record to be my holy grail or rarest one i’m, reversing that tonight and bringing out the rarest one and most interesting one up top. I think but it’s also national tequila day i like to feature a drink and have something to drink. While i’m kind of previewing some records getting ready for the show, so for that i usually go with the bourbon i’m, not opposed to tequila, especially a good tequila as anything in life. I think you should be able to treat yourself to have nice records a nice stereo, whatever have a good time, get a good drink, and that is a really nice one tonight. This is actually we got kind of hooked up with this through our local friends over at lucha cantina. This is their actual private bottled, huradura double barrel, reposado tequila. That is a mouthful, but it is delicious. This is from a hand selected barrel. It’S got really great packaging on it too. This is like metal horseshoe from mexico, bottled there and it’s actually labeled for rockford illinois at lucha cantino. This came from barrel number 16.99, so the folks from lucha cantina actually went down.
There got to taste and check out the facility and they hand picked this barrel. They thought this has been double barreled it’s, a tequila that has soaked up some of the barrel aging a little bit of the smoky flavor of whatever barrels they were using and it had just the right taste for them and i’m so glad they brought it in Because you do have some of the sweetness like that kind of softy, you know soft earthy flavor of a tequila, but it gives me that little smokiness almost like a little bit of a smoked uh.
I don’t know kind of a smoked fruit. Almost too even a butterscotch almost so that is really delicious, like i said even a little bit of that earthier flavor that you might pick up from a scotch, but that is such a good bottle of tequila we’ve been waiting to bust that open. I figured tomorrow’s national tequila day, let’s check it out, like i said, we are getting into this i’ve been a huge record collector for years, but i don’t let genres stand in my way. I love checking out everything. I went through a phase of many years of listening to metal and hardcore nothing but uh, but this band i talked about them last week, 100 guecks. This is their album that came out last week and we are going to be sharing. You know the links here too to all these records, or you can check out cultureshockshop.
com to find these records. Of course pick them up in the store too. This, though, is 100 x, it’s called 1 000. Let me get this right. Oh in the tree of clues. This is a remix album, uh, so it’s, most of the songs that you’ll find in this album, but all remixed and they’re actually working with people from fallout boy, charlie, xcx, rico, nasty, caramel, cara, bonita, dorian electro, so it’s really great to see them working with all These people, but first i want to show off this record, so they did a limited, color, uh variant which actually so this was going to be a record store day, release which got delayed so they pulled it and made it a regular release but it’s called ghostly.
Green vinyl and seeing the digital image just didn’t do it. Justice like i was like. Oh that looks like a splattery and green. I don’t know if you can see it right now on this camera, but there’s like little ghosts everywhere in the record. Look at the little eyes and stuff in the little open mouth. When i saw this in person, i was like what a cool effect ghostly green vinyl – if you haven’t – heard 100 guecks, yet i raved about them last week on the show one of my kind of favorite new bands, they’re totally just putting an axe through genres. This is like glitchy pop emo wrap whatever electronic stuff uh. This duo has put together some crazy stuff and the remixes are really cool too.
They incorporate a little more. Sometimes industrial, electronics, sometimes more hip, hop it’s, a load of fun and it’s crazy, wild it’s. Also funny that the little sticker does say record store day on it, even though it didn’t end up coming out as a record store day release besides the vinyl, this is a gatefold jacket, so we’ll show off the full artwork of it. There’S. Only a few thousand copies of these, i don’t, know what happened, but since the record story order got deleted from this, we were able to pick up quite a few copies. So if you check out culturedriveshop.com or stop into the store, we should have you covered, they are sold out uh from the supplier and from the band so get it.
While you can but that’s 100 gecks, a thousand gecks in the tree of clues remix album super cool here’s, another weird one, because this was supposed to be a record store day release. But coronavirus has just thrown us all out of whack. So this one got pulled off the list and got released on a regular date uh. This is a reissue or maybe uh, maybe the first time even on vinyl, because it’s from 93. i’ve never seen it on vinyl. This is the scatter lights skavuvi, and this is on blue vinyl and it comes with a bonus. Seven inch record. The scada lights were like originators of jamaican ska dance, reggae there’s, an insert that comes with it.
Let’S check out the lp. This is all instrumental so it’s like really cool a lot of really cool horns, a little bit of jamaican soul, but they are a ska band. They had started in the earlier 60s, actually so they’re pretty old band. They had parted ways for quite a while. This was part of one of their many resurgences. I think they bring some new life into them. They had some new members in the band at this time. Also, but what’s really cool is they have some of the originators of the band still with them? So they still have that authentic 60s reggae ska feel, as you can see, it’s a huge band, so they have a whole bunch of different horn players, drummers things like that, but it’s all instrumental it’s, no vocals, just a lot of dancing a lot of horns.
A lot of music really cool to check it out. This was supposed to be a record store day release, so this is also only available to independent record stores. So these are being considered indie store, exclusives. You can only buy them through independent record stores, they’re not available to like websites and chain stores, and things like that and they’re all limited edition, so they won’t be repressing them, or at least not on this colored vinyl really cool, though check this out. Uh scatter lights, whether or not you’ve heard of them. Hundreds of bands that you listen to have and they’ve influenced all sorts of punk reggaes god bands, soul, bands, even a lot of bands with horns too.
The incorporation of the in the 90s, especially the rebirth of ska music, was crazy. So a lot of that will trace back to the scada lights. I’M. Sure, like i said i, i listen to a lot of different things, but this band ranks up. There is one of my favorites they’re, brutal they’re heavy and they’re still making music they’re a little bit older. Now the acacia strain. This is their new album on ryze records. Actually slow decay they’ve been teasing this release for a little bit. They dropped some singles from it. This is the store exclusive. They don’t say what color it is like. The other one’s called ghostly green i’ll just call this gold vinyl, i didn’t know if they were going to have a clever name for it or not.
That seems to be a thing to do with bands right now: uh they did a gatefold as well, even more than that, though, they actually have this huge, all the artwork from the uh, the slow decay. You can see the slow decay of the land i’m not going to open it all the way up, but this is a huge fold out poster that comes with it that incorporates the full artwork piece from the album jacket. These guys are brutal. They are heavy. They were one of the pioneers of really really chuggy heavy low multi string guitars. They were using, you know, 16, six string, bass and seven string guitars.
They had some member changes over the years, though uh, but they are still doing it really heavy. This one is a little darker, though, for sure um, and this was being written, pre pandemic and everything like that, so it’s kind of fitting that it gets released. Now, i think the slow decay of a lot of society and other things kind of incorporated it’s still a little hard to understand the vocals, which is fine with me, they’re, very low and heavy also there’s. Some heavy chugging, though, on this but it’s a little more well it’s, not really probed out, but it’s, a little more in depth, uh they’ve, definitely matured a little bit i’m really happy. They actually just had another album drop a few months ago. It comes in waves. That was a great release too.
So these guys still doing it. Like i said uh, i don’t know it’s. Probably there i don’t know eighth, ninth album, i think so uh they have a change of record labels, though so they’ve got some videos. They definitely took advantage of that did some extra artwork and did some different things with the packaging, so that’s really cool. Let me slide this out of the way i am bringing out some of my favorite records now too, because this is one i’ve been searching for for over 20 years now, i’ve never found found a copy. This is pj harvey her very first album dry. This was a 1992 release.
This is a reissue of it sounds beautiful, she’s, a beautiful artist. I just tell y’all i’m that 90s vibe is all. I love that it’s. Just such a good indie rock album it’s got its climactic heavies and uh antibiotic vocals, but it’s definitely more of that stripped down. Indie rock for the majority of it. The heavier parts where it kind of goes up and down remind me more of like the pixies and the breeders and even slater kinney some of those bands like that the 90s stuff so uh this i found out you know by looking at this in order i’ve. Never found a copy, it never got released in the us on vinyl 92 is a crap year for vinyl, so uh i don’t buy online. Usually i love to pick up a record and find one in the real world that’s.
Why i’ve never found one there? They were released overseas on vinyl, but this is her first album and i was really excited to find out some of her like her second and third. Album were also getting reissued and 90 stuff’s so hard to find on vinyl, so i’m really happy to see that that is coming out, uh, so that’s, one of my picks and i picked up a copy. We have some for the store too it’s, just so cool to see these things getting a proper reissue on vinyl now, sometimes 90 stuff is getting a first time ever issue on vinyl.
This is something i wasn’t even aware of until this week that, because it’s getting released, they also released pj harvey’s dry demos from the dry album. I decided to get this too because i haven’t heard it, of course, but it’s her very first album it’s really stripped down. I love the vocals on it. It is just her and couple guitar tracks, you know some acoustic and electric guitar no drums. I don’t even know if the other members of the band were working on this with her it sounds sharp. It sounds very fresh and live. I mean it’s a great pressing, so i was worried. You know you hear. Oh, what are these demos all about there’s? Some new photos too, that come with it i was like, is this gon na be like her home tape, player recordings or something like that, but no it’s it’s legit studio recordings? I think the other reason her very first album is kind of tough to find is on some small english private label before she got signed to island records um, so they probably didn’t release it much.
I was reading also that they only gave her about five grand for her band to record that first album, but it sounds amazing, even the demos, sound amazing. I was like i’m gon na pick the substance as her first album, usually that’s, something i want to get into uh. One other thing to note about this: it does come with a little download card.
These i couldn’t find them streaming either the demos, the album you can stream and check it out, um so that’s nice that they do give you the download. So if you can, you know you want to hear it on on the go or on your phone or whatever. You can also pick it up digitally, but i just thought they did a really great job uh, even though these are one of my favorite, you know releases of the week it’s, not even a color, vinyl or wasn’t, even an option, that’s just a great pressing, a Great sounding recording it’s, really cool to see. Like i said we like to talk about some of these independent releases and things you can only pick up at your independent record store. We put a lot of work and time into curating what we have in the store, both in our used records section and our new vinyl, and what we have on our website at cultureshockshop.com. So we are posting the links to these. Also, you can find them right. There and, if you’re watching this, especially if you’re already on youtube watching this, i hope you take a second subscribe to the channel check out our previous final happy hour.
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