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Record Highlight — Shirlette Ammons

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Durham, NC based poet and songwriter Shirlette Ammons will be releasing her sophomore album, Language Barrier on Churchkey and SugarQube Records on February 5th, 2016.

The first single, “Earth Intro”, features a guest appearance by Grammy Award-winning duo The Indigo Girls. Other guests on the album include Meshell Ndegeocello, Amelia Meath (Sylvan Esso), Hiss Golden Messenger, German rapper sookee, Heather McEntire (Mount Moriah), Median (Foreign Exchange Music Group), Joceyln Ellis, and Phil Cook (Megafaun). All of the music was composed by Daniel Hart whose credits include St. Vincent and Broken Social Scene amongst others. shirlette worked with a broad and talented roster of award-winning guests to create a record that blends and bends genres.

 

Record Highlight — John Moreland

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Some days, being John Moreland has to hurt. As others bury experiences and stifle regrets, Moreland pokes old wounds until you’re sure they’ve got to be bleeding again. It’s painful. But in Moreland’s care, it’s also breathtakingly beautiful. With the release of his highly anticipated third solo album High on Tulsa Heat (available now via Thirty Tigers), he offers another round of the lyrics-first, gorgeously plaintive songs that have earned him devoted listeners across the country.

 

Record Highlight — Constantine

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Constantine’s debut LP Day Of Light will lead you on a lysergic odyssey filled with flute, sitar, Mellotron, electric harpsichord & more. The LP includes help from members of legendary ’71 folk psychedelic masterpiece O.W.L. (Of Wondrous Legends), including album art by Stephen Titra. A strong emphasis is placed on songwriting and arrangement, while the songs themselves have a Baroque, nuanced and hopeful atmosphere. Fans of the 1969/70 dense, delicate and psychedelic/folk psych sound need to get Day Of Light into your ears!

 

Record Highlight — Tapan

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TAPAN is a duo from Belgrade. Title track, “The City”, takes few minutes to get going, but when it does… its like a James Chance/no wave saxophone on some kind of funky slo mo euro techno. The other 3 tracks drift in and out like some kind of night time fog on a glassy lake with live instruments/percussion peeping out from the hills. For deep and moody waistoids and freaks only.

 

Record Highlight — Daniel Martin Moore

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DMM is from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He has released five albums to-date: three via Sub Pop, and two via his own OK Recordings (a label that possesses the clear aim of bringing some great tunes to some discerning ears). Often, you’ll find DMM working/recording/touring/drinking tea/throwing frisbee with Dan Dorff, Jr., Joan Shelley, Jim James, Kevin Ratterman, Dave Givan, Ben Sollee, and a whole host of other talented musicians from around the Commonwealth, the country, & the globe. His new record, Golden Age is available now!

 

Record Highlight – Peter Webb

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Liminal Space cover art

Liminal Space is Atlanta artist Peter Webb‘s debut album. Through it, Webb shares his own perspective in territories of songwriting cliché: honesty, emotion, uncertainty, fear. The songs are informed by time spent in the wilderness as much as time spent in the urban environment; reflections on the paradox of a life split between the two. Expression through the medium of lyrical verse is the focal point here, supported musically by Webb and his peers. Overwhelmingly, the sentiments are about process — the process of deconstructing the dominant, damaging narratives of our society; the process of getting close to other people; the process of overcoming darkness; the process of subduing one’s own impediments to presence of mind and powerful experience.

 

Record Highlight — Spray Paint

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Spray Paint

After an action-packed year of touring the world, Spray Paint return with their second LP of 2015, Dopers. It was recorded last August in the middle of 87 shows in 66 cities and in 12 different countries by Chris Woodhouse (The Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Mayyors). Easily the most hi fi they have ever been recorded, but without losing the scum. Moments of Jesus Lizard, Glenn Branca, Sister-era Sonic Youth come to mind at different points. Dopers is set for release October 23rd on Monofonus Press and you can cheek out the first smasher that debuted on Noisey.

 

Happy Holidays!

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ggr holiday

Wow, what a year 2015 has been.  Thank you to all customers, suppliers, and fans of vinyl for your support and patience throughout the year.  It’s been quite an eventful year — new vinyl colors, additional pressing capacity added, monthly pressing quantity records broken (twice), Generation Wax, and new faces joining the Gotta Groovie team and extended family.

We look forward to working with customers new and old in 2016 as we continue to expand our operation.  In the very near term, we will be doubling our record plating capabilities.  We hope that this will help to output test pressings in a faster manner next year, and it will also increase our flexibility when things go wrong with stampers while pressing.  We also anxiously await the launch of our very own new record pressing machine — the GrooveBuilt record press.  Stay tuned for new updates!

Check out our 2015 Holiday Specials here.   And, just for fun, check out our annual list of Employee Record Picks here.

Happy Holidays from all of the Gotta Groovies!

(Gotta Groove will be closed November 26 and November 27 for Thanksgiving)

 

Record Highlight — Bicentennial Bear

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Bicentennial Bear LP Release - Nov 20

Bicentennial Bear’s new album – Doubt & Distortion comes out today (November 20) in Columbus, Ohio.  Hit them up for the album release show, or online to grab a copy.

Bicentennial Bear consists of Billy Peake and Sean Sefcik (both formerly of Miranda Sound), Adam Dowell, Jason Mowery, and Leah Wahlin.

 

Generation Wax

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Thank you to everyone who attended this “historic” event at Gotta Groove Records last week.  For the first time in many decades, several lacquer engineers were in the same room with record platers, pressers, pvc manufacturers, blank lacquer disc manufacturers, and independent label/distributors to discuss the future of vinyl and how we can all work together to better serve our customers.  Stay tuned for future updates!

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(Pictured above are Vince Slusarz (GGR), Jason Ward (Chicago Mastering), Warren Hull (Musicol), Andrew Nicolaou (Chicago Mastering), Clint Holley (GGR/Well Made Music), Jim Bosken (QCA), Heather Gmucs (GGR), Bryan Dilsizian (GGR Plating), Tim Thornton (GGR), Anne-Marie Suenram (Horn Mastering), Cameron Henry (Welcome To 1979), Terry Carlson (Apollo/Transco Masters), Mickie (Masterdisk), Alex DeTurk, Adam Boose (Cauliflower Audio), Chris Gooseman (Baseline Audio), Dave Polster (Well Made Music), Scott Hull (Masterdisk), Dave Davis (QCA), Mandy Parnell (Black Saloon Studios), Bob Weston (Chicago Mastering), Jeff Powell, Scott Register (Think Indie), Lori Hines (Welcome To 1979), Bryan Peters (Think Indie), JJ Golden (Golden Mastering), Paul Stubblebine, Tom Gross (NiPro Optics), Greg Reierson (Rare Form Mastering), Adam Gonsalves (Telegraph Mastering), Ryan Smith (Sterling Sound), Josh Bonati (Bonati Mastering), Jack Cicerello (TPC Plastics), Barry Wolifson (Sterling Sound), Chris Muth)