Highway Robbery (Calla founder and former Bowery Electric drummer, Wayne B. Magruder) has issued a limited edition compact disc/cassette box set titled 'There's Always Light at the End of the Tunnel for People Who Squint as Hard as We Do'. The release was created from samples culled from a found reel-to-reel recording of marching bands. It's gorgeous and EXTREMELY LIMITED (50 copies!). Available at: highwayrobbery.com.
Bob Desper's 'New Sounds' finally available on CD! The original LP of this 'lost classic' (Pitchfork) from 1974 has fetched over $1,000 in recent years! It's now remastered and features extensive liner notes, exclusive photographs and digital download of a previously never-released track!
The Parson Red Heads ('Fleetwood Mac minus the wife-swapping' (LA Metromix)) release 'Yearling' on August 16th! Look for them soon in your neck of the woods on tour with the amazing Alela Diane! We're so happy to have them part of the ARRCO family!
DJ Shadow's 'Endtroducing' made south of the border? Monterrey, Mexico's Album issue their genre-defying 'All-Stars' soon! There will be a limited edition CD/DVD available as well as a digital download via the usual suspects.
Greg continues to be nostalgic for the days of: Showbiz Pizza, 'nuclear cheesy' nachos from Orange Julius, Galaga, Joust, Asteroids, Aladdin's Castle, Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour and placing a Susan B. Anthony coin into the KISS pinball machine at Pasquale's in Hueytown, Alabama! In honor of these (far-too-recent) trips down memory lane he's made some (unwise and costly) limited edition Arena Rocks (see: above pic!) replicated by Stumptown Printers here in Portland. These were created to the exact specifications of the original 'Pet Rock' back in the '70s and will arrive at your doorstep (sans basket and door-buzz) with a real 'rock' hand-stamped with the 'ARRCO' logo, an official 'Arena Rock' card plus a bed of 'hay' where your rock will rest its weary head. LIMITED EDITION (50 available U.S-only). Only $12 PayPal to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Outside U.S. please email us at the below address!
Artist, poet, musician Steve Scott gets a retrospective! Limited edition CD (1,000) plus bonus tracks via digital download coming later this year. Track listing is finalized and will be remastered in the coming weeks!
Back in 1987 Birmingham, Alabama's The Primitons were called 'earth's strangest pop band' by JR Taylor and deemed 'more catchy than R.E.M.' by Musician magazine. You haven't heard the rest of the story...yet! Their 'complete works' have been remastered and are set for release this year! Artwork is being finalized. Our best to Mots and Don of the band who've had some recent set-backs but are doing much better we're told.
STIFFWIFF, Pilot To Gunner, Sabertooth, Old Light and Wroom also have new releases planned 2011. Stay tuned!
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Greg, Alana, Joel, Kudzu, Lyla & Dixie