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Hey everyone, we are one month away from Record Store Day 2018 which means we're planning lots of cool, excited events to commemorate the day at all of our Permanent locations.  Check out www.recordstoreday.com for more details, but in the meantime sit back, relax, and keep your eyes peeled for news in the coming weeks as we draw closer to the date!

Check out our new releases in stock!  If you don't see it on our website, please email us to place holds and special orders! 

SPACEMEN 3 - Dreamweapon 2XLP

"August 1988, Spacemen 3 embark on one of the strangest events in the band's already strange history. Billed as "An Evening Of Contemporary Sitar Music" (although consciously omitting the sitar), the group would play in the foyer of Watermans Arts Centre in Brentford, Middlesex to a largely unsuspecting and unsympathetic audience waiting to take their seats for Wim Wenders' film Wings of Desire. Spacemen 3's proceeding set, forty-five minutes of repetitive drone-like guitar riffs, could be seen as the "Sweet Sister Ray" of '80s Britain. Their signature sound is at once recognizable and disorienting – pointing as much to the hypnotic minimalism of La Monte Young as to a future shoegaze constituency.
On this double LP reissue, Dreamweapon is augmented by studio sessions and rehearsal tapes from 1987 that would lead up to the recording of Spacemen 3's classic Playing With Fire album. "Spacemen Jam," featuring Sonic Boom and Jason Pierce on dual guitar, is a side-long mediation on delicate textures and psychedelic effects.
Includes download card and new insert with liner notes by Will Carruthers." - Superior Viaduct


SIMPLY SAUCER - Cyborgs Revisited 2xLP
SIMPLY SAUCER’s Cyborgs Revisited is an explosive time capsule from one of the great Canadian cult rock ‘n’ roll groups. Formed in Hamilton, Ontario, these sci-fried proto-punks created a sound fusing Hawkwind, The Kinks, Pink Fairies, Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd, and the omnipresent Velvet Underground. Originally recorded from 1974-1975, the album became a critically revered classic when it was finally unearthed in 1989 by Mole Records. Now, In The Red is proud to release the definitive, remastered double album edition featuring new liner notes by band biographer JESSE LOCKE, unseen images, and the complete live recordings available as a second album for the first time ever. As a means to escape his oppressive experiences while living in a practice space surrounded by biker gangs, singer and fretboard-shredding guitarist EDGAR BREAU wrote a set of songs filled with dystopian visions of the future, conjuring metalloid thugs, Eva Braun’s cyanide love affair, and “dancing the mutation.” With nimble-fingered bassist KEVIN CHRISTOFF, clatterwauling drummer NEIL DEMERCHANT, and electronic cosmonaut JOHN “PING ROMANY” LAPLANTE. Their first recording session took place in the basement of brothers BOB and future superstar producer DANIEL LANOIS and was initially intended as a demo. Naturally, interest was non-existent for the sneering six-song set. It’s shocking how anyone could have overlooked “Bullet Proof Nothing,” an undeniably catchy VU-swiping anthem for the used, abused, and confused. Includes digital download with bonus track. - In The Red

SHARK TOYS - Labyrinths LP
Whether you know it or not, SHARK TOYS are one of the best bands in LA…and they have been for quite some time. I think the Urinals would agree and now they can finally call them labelmates. Their first single came out back in 2009, but Labyrinths is a far more developed record than that or any of their subsequent releases. Gone are most of DANNY CLODFELTER’s former band members, but not because of some Mark E. Smith-type drama. The turnover is more likely due to nearly a decade passing and life happening. That said, this current line-up is by far the strongest.  Drummer EMANUEL FARIAS and bass-man BILL GRAY (formerly of THE MAE SHI, MAN’S ASSASSINATION MAN, and a million other Smell bands) are one of the tightest rhythm sections in 21st century post-punk. They allow Clodfelter to do what he does best: thrash and wail all over his Fender six string. His angular guitar attack is well informed (by thousands of obscure punk and post-punk records) and executed (albeit after no more or less than three beers) and Gray and Farias hold it down so effectively, one might make the incorrect assumption that they’re playing sober. This album at times reminds one of Weirdo Rippers-era No Age on Tyvek uppers. There’s an occasional sax skronk, piano plink-plunk, and the spare synth squiggle here and there, but more often than not it’s a batch of four-on-the-floor pogo-friendly numbers that will have even the most jaded message board lurkers rethinking what the Los Angeles underground has to offer. Shark Toys are proof-positive that the local scene is a hell of a lot deeper than the LA River.”—Lance Barresi / Permanent Records

ONCE AND FUTURE BAND - Brain LP
REISSUED!!! 2017’s self-titled debut album by ONCE AND FUTURE BAND landed like the birth of a starchild—fully formed, otherworldly, yet comfortingly familiar in its contours: Pink Floyd, ELO, Queen, Steely Dan, and Beach Boys rearranged into an unapologetically poignant pop moment, underpinned by four guys that could play their way out of a Faustian bargain. While waiting for whatever warlock’s potion they are brewing up next, they’ve pulled the maxi-EP Brain from the vaults for a moment in the sun. All of the expected mastery is at play here; enough chops to make a vegetarian’s mouth sweat, songs that tug at the heart while they play tricks on the mind, and with the steady hand of a of studio wizard sprinkling stardust around the edges just so.

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD - Polygondwanaland LP
“Polygondwanaland is the farthest the seven-piece has strayed from their usual psych sci-fi roots. The band still employ lyrical nerdiness and wigged-out guitar in the album, but whereas KING GIZZARD’s last records got knee deep in prog rock, Polygondwanaland slinks into those waters until it’s waist high and loses the usual gnarly riffs. Like its mouthful of a title, Polygondwanaland delivers a 10-course meal without dividers between its dishes. Songs seep into one another for an immersive listen. The stirring, quiet percussion of 'Inner Cell' tiptoes into 'Loyalty' for a slow buildup, before it splashes into the punctuated vocals of 'Horology,' a sea of guitar tapping and rich, warm woodwinds. As usual, transitions are key in King Gizzard’s work, but they add a smoothness to Polygondwanaland that makes it particularly digestible, so that every vocal sigh and gaudy synth acts as a complementary flavor.”—Pitchfork. Pressed on tri-color red, blue and yellow vinyl.

GUIDED BY VOICES - Ogre's Trumpet 2xLP
Limited edition (1,000 copies of each format) double album from a magical night in Asbury Park, New Jersey in August  2017.  The incendiary new GBV line-up of ROBERT POLLARD, DOUG GILLARD, KEVIN MARCH, MARK SHUE and BOBBY BARE JR. plays songs from the 2017 albums How Do You Spell Heaven and August By Cake, along with a healthy dose of GBV classics and a cover of The Monkees to boot. Excellent sound recording and the band’s performance smokes all the GBV bootlegs. For a complete GBV catalog list, please ask your salesperson.

DUNGEN & WOODS - Myths 003 12"
With 2018’s Marfa Myths festival slated to take place in the idyllic namesake backdrop of far West Texas, Mexican Summer once more reveals the fruits of the previous festival’s recording residency. For the third Marfa Myths release, we’re proud to present seven all-new songs written and recorded by Stockholm’s psychedelic masters DUNGEN and adventurous Brooklyn indie-folk pioneers WOODS. As the Marfa Myths record series progresses, the spirit of the collaborations between the artists chosen—one a member of the Mexican Summer family, the other for which we share deep admiration—deepens as well. In the case of Dungen and Woods, the two bands were tourmates in the summer of 2009, traversing America and bonding with one another in the process. The familiarity with one another’s music and personalities was already well in place, but the eight years that passed between the tour and the making of this record reveal that nothing was lost in the interim. That this is the most music assembled for a Marfa Myths release to date is telling of a rare and special connection between Dungen and Woods, reignited by the circumstances of the occasion. Dungen’s GUSTAVE EISTES and REINE FISKE, and Woods’ JEREMY EARL and JARVIS TAVENIERE were provided the freedom to acclimate themselves to the unique frequencies of the Marfa experience without distraction. Myths 003 showcases a seamless merging of two bands following the same track to different locations throughout their career, as if they’d been playing together for decades, an exhilarating and buoyant example of how shared experiences can foster truly wonderful music.

MORE RESTOCKS!

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD - Flying Microtonal Banana LP
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD - Strange World LP
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD - I’m In Your Mind Fuzz LP
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD - Nonagon Infinity LP
MURVIN, JUNIOR - Police & Thieves LP
MINOR THREAT - Out Of Step LP
BITCHIN BAJAS - Bajas Fresh 2XLP
KEN BOOTHE - Freedom Street LP
PHYLLIS DILLON - One Life To Live LP
BREEDERS - Last Splash LP
JOHN & ALICE COLTRANE - Cosmic Music 2xLP
BLAZE FOLEY - Lost Muscle Shoals LP
FUNKADELIC - Free Your Mind LP
FUNKADELIC - Maggot Brain LP
ALAIN GORAGUER - La Planete Sauvage Ost LP
MINOR THREAT - Out Of Step LP
MINOR THREAT - S/T (first 2 7”s) LP
MOONER - Tabiat LP
JUNIOR MURVIN - Police & Thieves LP
OH SEES - Orc 2xLP
TY SEGALL - Freedom's Goblin 2xLP
TY SEGALL - Lemons LP
TY SEGALL - Melted LP
SILVER APPLES - Silver Apples LP
SONIC YOUTH - Sister LP
SUN RA & HIS ASTRO - Sun Embassy LP
T2 - It’ll All Work Out In LP
WIPERS - Is This Real? LP
GENE CLARK - No Other LP


Check out our sick new T-Shirts and Tote Bags designed by Jay Beckey!!!  We've started pre-orders for both, click on the links to order!!
We're also stoked to offer up these killer sticker packs courtesy of Riding Easy!  Packs are $4 each and you can order those HERE!!
 

Low Quantity Alert on Permanent Label Titles!  Less than 30 copies for each title, some less than 15!  Don't wait any longer if you're planning to permanently rock your ass off!  Get your copy before they're gone forever!

Bitchin Bajas - Krausened EP 2 Copies
Heater - God And Hair LP 6 Copies
Leather Slave - Leather Slave LP 16 Copies
Frankie And The Witch Fingers - Brain Telephone LP 30 Copies
Basic Cable - I'm Good To Drive LP 11 Copies
Purling Hiss - Purling Hiss LP 19 Copies

We started making Buttons again!! Scoop up a pair of Grim Reaper Motorcycle and Skateboard Buttons for $1.49!  Order HERE
 

LP/CD - Various Artists - Brown Acid: The Sixth Trip - Heavy Rock From The American Comedown Era
If you’d told us when we started this epic journey that we’d have six volumes worth of licensed tracks released in just three years, we would’ve laughed in your face! Doing the Dark Lord’s work isn’t an easy job, but somebody’s gotta do it, so here we are with six Trips under our belt and more lined up. You heads just can’t get enough obscure hard rock, heavy psych, and proto-metal from the late-60s & 70s! And for that, we’re grateful for the opportunity to keep laying these slabs in your lap.
This isn’t just a random mixtape we threw together off the Internet. We find the records, track the bands and transfer the tapes, so you don’t have to. The bands did their job back in the day by writing, recording and releasing this material, most times against all odds, and you’ve squandered your hard earned scratch on this record, so I guess the least we can do is continue to compile quality Rock’n’Roll cuts from the golden age of heaviness.
This time around we have 10 deep cuts from across the continental US of A and one from our neighbors up North. This Trip kicks off with an outrageous number from Gold out of San Francisco circa 1970. The band used to open their sets with this over-the-top frantic jammer which is absolutely mind-blowing and also leads one to believe that the only band that could’ve held a candle to Gold back in the day would’ve been the mighty Blue Cheer.
As we delve deeper into the depths, Canadians continue to prove that they could bang heads with the best of ‘em! Heat Exchange from Toronto released the rollicking ripper “Inferno” on the Yorkville label way back in 1968 and it’s still thumping almost 50 years later!
Missouri isn’t a state that brought us a lot of heavy 45s, but there are a handful of outstanding tracks from the Show Me State, one of which is the funk-laced anthem “Give Me Time” by Backwood Memory from Kansas City. Speaking of Show Me, many thanks to our KC pal Jeffrey Harvey for turning us on to this one and helping put us in touch with the band.
The longer we do this, the more we begin to believe that Youngstown, Ohio was the Hard Rock Mecca back in the day. Travis is yet another Youngstown group that aimed to get asses out of seats and out in the streets. “Lovin’ You” is a groovy banger with a sultry riff originally released on the prolific Starshine Productions imprint.
Six years prior to his Arcadian synth-funk novelty hit “Space Invaders” from 1980, Victor “Uncle Vic” Blecman took Flight into the studio with a list of relationship requirements. Amongst which are his need for “Luvin’, Huggin’, & More”, with emphasis on the “More” part if we’re to believe the urgency with which he delivers this fist-pumper.
If you don’t immediately recognize the Truth & Janey moniker, you need to get with it and familiarize yourself with their incredible 1976 LP “No Rest For The Wicked”. It’s a proto- metal masterpiece that’s been reissued on Rockadrome. Released four years earlier than their debut LP, “Midnight Horseman” is a 45-only track backed with a cover of “Under My Thumb”. Dennis Bergeron from Rockadrome was crucial in helping us obtain the rights to this Iowa burner.
Another Iowan group, West Minist’r, self-released three 45s between 1969 and 1975. They’re all great in their own way, but “My Life” hit the crunchy sweet spot in ’71 with vocals sounding like a fresh from primal scream therapy John Lennon over a zonked-out Hendrix groove. You can count on hearing more from West Minist’r on future Trips.
It’s nearly impossible that Dayton, Ohio’s Purgatory didn’t seize the “Strange Days” and join “The Soft Parade” while “Waiting for the Sun”. And although “Polar Expedition” wears its influences on its sleeve, 1969 would have been at least a little worse off if the band hadn’t self released this single.
Johnny Barnes was definitely “smokin’ that reefer” and “drinkin’ that wine” when he released “Steel Rail Blues” in 1976. The label states that you could order a copy of this 45 for by sending $1 to a PO Box in Boston and it’s the only record on the Brown Acid series that seems to be obtainable currently for about the same amount it was sold for over three decades ago. That said, it’s doubtful that it will remain so cheap for much longer.
With a track as heavy as “Is There No Peace” it’s easy to let the name of the label on this 45 slide. In Chicago in 1970 PSLHRTZ seemed like as good a label name as any for the guys in Zendik to release this insane recording on. Halfway through the track you might be wondering to yourself, “How was this not a hit?”, and then you hear the lyrics to the last bit of the song and understand. Thank Christ for Zendik, even if he is dead.
Well, there ya have it. Months worth of record digging and detective work for about 40 minutes worth of music. Some people might think this is a waste of time, but we don’t and we hope you don’t either. This is the stuff that makes life worth living, at least until the next Trip…


Have you checked out this weeks lastest Instagram recent arrivals videos?  If not, we posted them below so you can see them!  Just click on the link below the image!  If anything looks enticing, drop us a line at permanentechopark@gmail.com to inquire.


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We are hosting some upcoming instores at our Highland Park and Echo Park shops!

Thee MVPs(UK) instore
3/24/18
6pm
5116 York

Mike Donovan instore
4/14/18
6pm
5116 York

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