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In the window: The Ex, Kleenex/Liliput, Braids

Today marks the start of a new feature on the site where we take a look inside the front window of a local record store to see what artists and albums the store's staff are plugging at the moment. Today's window: Rotate This.

ALBUMS

Wanda Jackson - The Party Ain't Over
Bright Eyes - The Peoples Key
Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean
Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde
The Ex - Catch My Shoe
British Sea Power - Vanilla Dancehall
Abner Jay - The True Story Of Abner Jay
Okkervil River - Mermaid
Akron/Family - S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT
Kleenex/Liliput - 1977-1983
Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Death - Spiritual | Mental | Physical
Monotonix - Not Yet
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - I Learned The Hard Way
Braids - Native Speaker
The Fall - The Nation's Saving Grace
Gang of Four - Content
Argh Fuck Kill - The Story of the Dayglo Abortions (book)
The Black Keys - Brothers
Twin Shadow /Violens - Terrible Records No. 4 (7'' Single)
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Heart In Your Heartbreak

Rotate This

I spoke with Brian from Rotate This who recommends....

The Ex - Catch My Shoe

"Anyone that knows The Ex just knows The Ex. The album is a little more polished/poppy but they never really change much - they're always good."

Kleenex/Liliput - 1977-1983

"Kleenex are awesome. It's cool because they haven't been a band in 25 years and haven't put out anything in a long time. It's a reissue and it's nice to see it on vinyl."

Braids - Native Speaker

Brian began commenting on the Braids album but immediately stopped and gave me the following instructions; "go home, listen to the album, e-mail me what you think and I'll tell you if I agree"

I thought it was really impressive. She reminded me a little of Bjorks unique but confident vocals and I think that's what I like most about the album. I found myself lost in it at times but that's definitely not a bad thing - the instrumentals are soothing but not the point that I lost attention. They also get extra points because they're Canadian.

Brian ends the conversation saying "we like putting records in the window that aren't quite out yet - just to piss off the other record stores. If you can't have fun then why go to work?"

Writing and photos by Dylan Leeder


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