RECORD STORE DAY: BLACK FRIDAY EDITION


Record Store Day Black Friday is this Friday, November 29th. It's like the junior sized, slightly less totally-freakin-chaotic version of Record Store Day (which occurs each April).  As for the new releases on deck, this year makes last year look like a test run...which is to say we've got loads of new albums becoming available Friday morning.  You can find a list of just about everything (there are some scatter random new arrivals that will show up before Friday) we have in stock and ready for Friday morning here.  Most everything is available in limited quantities, first come first serve.  The shop opens at 11am.  See you then!

Our shop hours...just in case you don't know them by heart:
Friday, November 29th 11:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Saturday, November 30th 11:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Sunday, December 1st 12:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Record Store Day Exclusives and RSD ‘First’ New Releases:
The Civil Wars - Between The Bars EP 10"  
Miles Davis - Jazz Track LP
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue LP
Miles Davis - Miles and Monk at Newport LP
The Doors - Curated by Record Store Day LP  
Duran Duran - No Ordinary EP
Bob Dylan - Side Tracks 3xLP
Failure - Magnified LP
The Flaming Lips - Peace Sword LP
Foals - CCTV Sessions LP
Grateful Dead - Family Dog at the Great Highway Live 2xLP
Vince Guaraldi - Linus & Lucy / Oh Good Grief! 7"   
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Fire b/w Foxy Lady 7"
Lady Gaga - Applause Remixes 12"  
Ladytron - Gravity the Seducer Remixed LP  
Lana Del Rey - Born to Die Pic LP   
Low / Shearwater - Split 7"
Metallica - Through the Never 3xLP
Nirvana - In Utero  20th Anniversary Edition LP   
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork: Black On Black On Black Friday Edition 2xLP
Red Hot Chili Peppers - I'm Beside You LP
The Replacements - All Shook Down LP  
Robbie Hill's Family Affair - Gotta Get Back: The Unreleased L.A. Sessions LP
The Rolling Stones - Got Live if you Want It 7"   
Skaters - Deadbolt 7"
Sly & The Family Stone - Sexy SItuation / Mother is a Hippie 7"  
Stone Temple Pilots - Core LP
Tegan and Sara - Guilty as Charged / I Run Empty 7"
Josh Tillman - History of Caves LP
Townes Van Zandt -  Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions and Demos 1971-1972 3xLP
Uncle Tupelo - I wanna Be Your Dog b/w Commotion 7"   
U2 - Ordinary Love 10"   
Various Artists - Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! LP
Various Artists - Zabriske Point OST LP   

New Releases available on Black Friday:
Beedeegee - Sum / One LP  
Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue 2xLP   
Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue II 2xLP
Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue III 2xLP
Carcass - Reek of Putrefaction 2xLP   
Cold War Kids - Tuxedos EP 10"   
Dawes - Stripped Down at Grimeys LP   
Ghost - Opus Eponymous LP   
Full of Hell / Calm the Fire - Split 7"
Iceage - To The Comrades b/w Jackie  7”
Integrity - Black Heksen Rise 7"
King Tubby - Dub from the Roots Box Set 3x10"  
Life of Agony - River Runs Red 2xLP   
Noothgrush/Coffins "Splatter" Split LP   
Persekutor - Power Frost 7"
Schematic - Color (N.) Inside The Lines 2xLP  
Sunn O))) "Black One" 2xLP
Kurt Vile - It's A Big World Out There (And I Am Scared) EP 12"
X - The Masterpiece Collection Box Set 4xLP
Wolves In The Throne Room - BBC Sessions "Anno Domini" LP
Yo La Tengo - Super Kiwi / A Day In The Life Of A Tree 7''    
Various Artists - Matador Records 2013: It's Been a Business Doing Pleasure With You LP

7" SALE THIS WEEKEND
 
Killer 7"s! We have them.
Friday, September 20th - Sunday September 22nd
ALL priced 7"s are 30% off! 
 
 

 
  CARCASS MEET &  GREET
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 @ 4PM
 
 

 
THORSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th
 
 


 RAIME + PHARMAKON + ROBEDOOR
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th @ 9pm
 
 

 

  GODFLESH
w/ NAILS & HOUSE OF LOW CULTURE
SUNDAY OCTOBER 27th at HENRY FONDA THEATRE
 
 
WORKER/PARASITE & BRANDON NICKELL
FREE IN-STORE PERFORMANCES
+ 25% off all cassettes in-store 5PM-7PM
 
Ben Versluis (the man behind Tundra Dubs) will perform as Worker/Parasite alongside synth destroyer Brandon Nickell (head of ISOUNDERSCORE). In addition, all tapes in the shop will be 25% off. That includes our new bins of $3 / 4 for $10 tapes!
 
 

 
THE POWER OF THE RIFF
AUGUST 9th & 10th
THE ECHO/THE ECHOPLEX
Free Dead In The Dirt LP + From Ashes Rise 7"
with Saturday or Weekend Pass Purchase.  In-store only!

 

 
DAUGHTERS OF ODIN & VACATION VINYL PRESENT
THORSDAY (A NIGHT OF THE HEAVIEST METAL ON EARTH)
w/ CROWNED BY FIRE & YIDHRA
AUGUST 15, 2013 @ THE COMPLEX
 
 

 
FYF & VACATION VINYL PRESENT
DEAFHEAVEN
w/ RETOX, WRECK & REFERENCE, WIFE
AIUGUST 23, 2013 @ THE ECHOPLEX

 
 

 
TICKETS TICKETS TICKETS
 
 
In addition to tickets for FYF, The Echo and The Echoplex, we are now selling tickets to select Complex and Goldenvoice events.  All ticket sales are cash only.
 


Complex Presents:
 8/31 – Aesthetic Perfection - Acoustic 
9/14 Faderhead / Gentleman Junkie
9/15 Attrition / Element
 
RECORD STORE DAY
SATURDAY, APRIL 20th
 
 
Record Store Day is this Saturday, April 20th.

We'll open our doors for business one hour early, at 10am.

There are hundreds of titles scheduled for release, and we have nearly all of them flooding into the shop this week.  A PDF of the full list is available here.

Most of the titles that are scheduled for release are pressed in limited quantities and will go quickly.  Good luck!
 
 

 
HYDRA HEAD
RECORD STORE DAY TITLES
CAVE IN & BOTCH
 
Cave In 'Until Your Heart Stops' 2xLP Orange/Black Swirl, White, and Black vinyl  Botch 'American Nervoso' LP Army Green, Purple, 'Steam', and Black vinyl
 
Its hard to verbalize how tickled pink we are that these classic landmark albums are back in print!  Hydra Head just dropped them off and we can confirm we'll have every color of vinyl available for each title starting 10am this Saturday for Record Store Day. 
Cave In 'Until Your Heart Stops' 2xLP
Orange/Black Swirl, White, and Black vinyl

Botch 'American Nervoso' LP
Army Green, Purple, 'Steam', and Black vinyl


 
RARE, EXCLUSIVE KING TUFF FOR RSD
;
 
King Tuff's classic debut album, 'Was Dead' will see its reissue on Burger Records later this month, but as one last hurrah we managed to track down a mind-numbing stash of the album's original pressing on The Colonel Records.  We've got sealed mint copies of the album's super limited second pressing (with orange/blue cover) on puke (ltd 100) and green (also ltd 100) colored vinyl.  AND as an added 'this can't be real' bonus, we've got a handful of test presses for the album. They are limited to 30 with hand-numbered, silk-screened covers.  As with all Record Store Day titles, they are one copy of each per person.
 

 
DANEROUS BOYS CLUB / YOUTH CODE / BRONZE
at COMPLEX
 
 
We are selling tickets to this show and other Complex shows!
Come by after you get your Record Store Day stuff taken care of.
 

 
FYF & VACATION VINYL PRESENT
NAILS RECORD RELEASE SHOW
JUNE 8th, 2013 @ THE ECHO
and enter-to-win a LTD SIGNED POSTER

 
 
We've been gushing about this new Nails album, Abandon All Life (Southern Lord) pretty month non-stop since we heard it earlier this year.  So much so, in fact, that the band and FYF have asked us to help present the band's Los Angeles album release show this June 8th at the Echo with Xibalba, Power Trip, Palm and Harm Wulf.  We've got tickets for sale here and now…and as an added incentive to come in and pick up yours in advance, you'll be able to enter-to-win one of a suuuuuper ltd run of 24" x 24" prints of the album cover signed by artist Farron Loathing. There are 4 prints available to win…which means the more you come in and enter the better chance you have of eventually walking away with one of these…(no purchase necessary, by the way.  You can just come in and drop your name in the box)

NAILS - 'ABANDON ALL LIFE' LP
 and FREE TICKET (with purchase)
to their LA release show in June

Although we can't tell you the when and where, we can guarantee the first 15 customers who purchase Nails' new full length LP (Southern Lord) a free ticket to their yet-to-be-announced June release show. Some of us around the shop have been calling this the first true contender for Metal Album of 2013.


BRUNCH WITH VACATION AT THE BLACK CAT

BLACK MARE
RECORD RELEASE & ART SHOW
FRIDAY, MARCH 15 @ 7pm
Super special event at Vacation from our friend BLACK MARE (Solo project of Sera Timms of Ides of Gemini/Black Math Horseman)! Listening party, art show and oh yes, limited edition homebrew beer. 


LITANIC MASK w/ POD BLOTZ & ARIISK
at COMPLEX

LIGHT HOUSE + HIVE MIND
AT COMPLEX


FRANK ALPINE / PURE GROUND
and HIGH-FUNCTOINING FLESH
at COMPLEX

TODAY ONLY SALE: 12pm to 1pm



We're kicking the year off right with our first ever store wide sale…today only, flash mob style.

From noon to 1pm today (January 1st, 2013) everything is 40% off of a minimum purchase of $20.  In store sales only.  We open at noon and close at 1pm.  Done and done.

Items currently listed on our web-store and on our Discogs store are fair game, but for in-store purchase only.

First come, first serve. There are no rainchecks. The sale is not valid for special request or reserved items.

PASADENA COMMUNITY COLLEGE RECORD SWAP
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012
 
 
We've been clearing the back room and this will be your first crack at tons of 2 for $1 records, killer used records and we'll have a box of Hydra Head rarities, as well as some of the awesome records we keep in stock at our Sunset Junction location. Come on out and say hi!
 

 
CONVERGE "ALL WE LOVE WE LEAVE BEHIND"
PREORDER
 
 
Well, Converge played the store and despite what it might look like in the photo above, we're still standing. The band took requests, passed the mic to fans and put on a great show. They also left us with a bunch of stickers, posters and download codes available in the store if you pre-order their with us "All We Love We Leave Behind" LP out in the second half of November via Deathwish!


 
KING DUDE "BURNING DAYLIGHT" LP
 
 
We're all excited about the new King Dude LP, and we're running low on stock of this gem that is now sold out from the label. They only pressed 500 in a beautiful foil-embossed jacket. Check out his latest videos:





 


CULT OF YOUTH w/ PURE GROUND,
JACK LADDER & S U R V I V E
SUNDAY OCTOBER 28th AT LOS GLOBOS
 
 
New York's Cult of Youth will play Los Globos on October 28th with suppor from locals Pure Ground, Austin, TX's Survive and Australia's Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders in support of their new LP "Love Will Prevail" on Sacred Bones.
 

 
EAR/SPLITTERS 3RD ANNIVERSARY
 
EARLY GRAVES
RECORD RELEASE & FREE IN-STORE PERFORMANCE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26th @ 7pm
 
 
Early Graves will play Vacation Vinyl in October to celebrate the release of their new LP "Red Horse" on No Sleep Records. Come check 'em out! Vacation Vinyl will have copies of the LP on hand for the show.
 
 


LIGHT IN THE ATTIC ROAD TRIP
STOPPED IN WITH SOME RECORDS
 
 
You can head over to the Light In The Attic blog to check out their ongoing Road Trip of record stores. They pulled in to Vacation for a visit and to stoke us with some incredible new reissues, compilations and restocks from their classic catalog!
 

 
CHECK OUT THE NEW SHIRT RACK 
 
We just got a new t-shirt rack at the shop. This wouldn't be too exciting on its own but we also got some great new band shirt designs in. They hang on the rack alongside our classic Vacation logo T and the limited edition design drawn by Mr. Aaron Turner!