Apr 18, 2014 | Posted by: Editor

Record Store Day

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Fun. – Point and Light 10 Inch Record

Crosses – Pink and Blue 10 inch Record

Bonobo – Get Thy Bearings 10 Inch Record

Siriusmo – JaJa 10 inch Record

Set Your Goals – Reset Demo 10 year anniversary 10 inch

Sense Field – Building 12 Inch Colord LP

Tim Timebomb & Friends 12 Inch LP

Foals – Live at the Royal Albert Hall 12 Inch LP

Flaming Lips – 7 Skies H3 12inch LP

Slipknot – Vol 3 Subliminal Verses 12 Inch Clear Double LP

Notorious B.I.G. – Life After Death 3 LP Set Clear Vinyl Limited to 5000

Yardbirds – Little Games 12 Inch LP

Velvet Underground – Loaded 12 inch LP

Of Montreal – Satanic Panic in the Attic

Rough Guide to African Blues 12 inch LP

Johnny Cash – With his Hot and Blue Guitar Limited to 3000 in blue

Motorhead – Aftershock

Non Violent Femmes 12 Inch LP

Fear of Men – Loom

Surfer Blood – Pythons

Bad Bad Not Good – Can’t Leave

Holger Czukay – Peak on the Way to Normal

The Field – From Here we go sublime

Bombino – Agamgam 2004

Teenage Film Stars – Theres a Cloud Over Liverpool

O Level – Pseudo Punk

Alexis Zoumbas – A Lament For Epirus 1926 – 1928

Red Temple Spirits – If Tomorrow I Where Leaving for Lhasa,,,,,,

Sebastien Tellier – Incroyable Verite

Omar Souleyman – Jazeera Nights

Cults – Upstairs At United

Spoon – Love Ways

Breadwinner – Burner

Ramones – Meltdown with the Ramones

Pogues / Joe Strummer – Live in London

Ice T – Greatist Hits

Rot In Hell – Ruined Empire

Battery – Whatever it Takes

Oi! This is Street Punk! – Vol 4

Up Front – Spirit

Shooting Guns – Brotherhood of the Ram

Mae – Destination: Beautiful

Full of Hell – Exotic Sounds of Psywarfare

Bobby Rush – Upstairs at United

Beltones – On Deaf Ears

Bloodlet – Live On WFMU-FM

One Man Army – Dead End Story

Integrity – Den of Inquity

Farside – Keep My Soul Awake

Dads – Women EP

De Lux – Life in Time Gets Narrow

Crystal Antlers – We All Gotta Die

Snow – Memory

Pharoahe Monch – Get Down

Integrity / Vegas – Split

Krieg – Isolation / Transmission

Dodos

Moons

Pop yeh yeh

Hollis Brown

Minor Forest

Metronomy

Camera Obscura

Girl Scott-Heron

Aillacara 2743

Todo Muere Vol.4

Scientist meets Roots Radics

Dana Falconberry

Jill Sobule

David Lynch

Black Milk

Vitamin string Quartet

Jessica Lea MayField

TAANG Records Box

Eric B &  Rakim

Bored Games

Moebiu / Schneider

Kreidler / Automat

Edward Ka-spel

Andreas Dorau

Puff Pieces

Prony

Poison Ide

Wedding Dress

Chad Vangaalen

Pujol

Tuxedomoon

Xiu Xiu

Glitch Mob

Teeth of The Sea

Roads To Ruin

Shouting Guns

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Dj Wrex stop by the store earlier this week and dropped of his latest mix, Happy Hour. A blend of songs that have withstood the test of time. It’s packed with classics from Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Gap Band and much more. A definite must have for those wine & dine nights. Click the cover below to get Dj Wrex Happy Hour Mix. Enjoy!

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- @theolainez

On Tuesday April 15, 2014, Los Angeles based hip – hop producer Ras G released his second full length instrumental double LP, ‘Raw Fruit Vol:1-2.’ Ras G is the co-founder of Poo Bah’s Record Label along with Ron Stivers. He is also affiliated with Stones Throw Records, Leaving Records, and Brainfeeder Records, which was founded by Flying Lotus. ‘Raw Fruit Vol:2′ was  originally released on cassette on January 14 earlier this year, but I don’t think I need to emphasize on the difference in sound quality on a vinyl record. This is what Ras G had to say about Raw Fruit Vol:1-2; “Yup…U already know…..Raw Fruit 2!!! Same agenda, another raw “cold pressed” blunt smoking….green drink sippin…. beat adventure made at my SpaceBase for I&I to vibe out to Stay tuned for Raw Fruit 3 & 4 …..and yes they are done and ready to go!!!!!!” In my opinion, this double LP is very raw, psychedelic, and jazzy/futuristic. Overall, it’s a must buy and any beat junkie should add this piece of music to their collection. We at Backside carry this record, so feel free to stop by and pick one up for yourself.

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- Ph.D

Thursday, April 10th, Backside hosted Sirius XM Shade 45′s Soul Assassins Radio with special guests the Dogg Pound’s very own Daz Dillinger and Meyhem Lauren. We even had DeadlineLimited sponsor the event with some special giveaways for the fans that came through to show love. Remember to catch the live interview tomorrow night @7pm PT on Sirius XM Shade 45’s Soul Assassins Radio. Join us at Backside every Thursday evening from 7pm PT – 9pm PT to watch the live taping of Soul Assassins Radio w/ hosts Ern Dogg, Mr Choc & Vick One. Follow us on Instagram to find out our next guest!

You can even use the promo code “SOUL” to save 20% off your final purchase at backsideonline.com.

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Special thanks to @DeadlineLimited for sponsoring. Come through and shop Deadline gear, or click here for their 4/20 limited edition released tee!

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- @haswcoastsoul

On Tuesday, April 8th, Los Angeles based – duo De Lux (Sean Guerin and Isaac Franco) will be releasing their debut album ‘Voyage’ via Innovative Leisure Records. Dear oh dear, where to begin with this album. It’s so freakin’ good. After listening to the record in its entirety, I subconsciously compared the sounds and style of De Lux with the likes of influential bands such as LCD Soundsystem, Duran Duran, Talking Heads, Hot Chip, and Psychedelic Furs. De Lux is influenced by the sounds of the late 70′s and the early 80′s. Disco, disco, and more disco. Everything about ‘Voyage’ is going to make you want to dance tirelessly. I personally enjoyed every single track on this record because they all have unique influences oozing out of them. This kept the album very interesting because it wasn’t repetitive at all. The duo themselves are not the only ones that I’d like to acknowledge. Innovative Leisure (the record label that signed them in 2013) continuously puts out records of immense quality. Innovative Leisure has released records for well established bands and artists such as Allah – Las, BADBADNOTGOOD, Bass Drum of Death, Classixx, Crystal Antlers, Gossammer, Hanni El Khatib, Jim – E Stack, Nick Waterhouse, Nosaj Thing, Rhye, Superhumanoids, Tijuana Panthers, and Tropics. De Lux have definitely created something special. So far, ‘Voyage’ is my favorite record that has been released in 2014. Overall, this record is really great in all musical aspects and most importantly, it’s going to make you feel as cool as Tony Manero on a Saturday night.

 

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Here is the video of their single and my favorite song off of ‘Voyage.’ It’s called Better at Making Time.

 

- Ph.D

Many will gather to enjoy the live bands and the atmosphere of the desert these next couple of weekends in the Coachella Valley. With the Coachella Music Fest just around the corner, Backside brings you some of our favorite fits put together by items available in-store and online. Coachella is not just about the music, but also about ones individuality. People express their freedom through fashion and music. Many apparel brands have that take this time around. Primitive’s Paint Splatter t-shirt or Play Cloths button up tee definitely represent uniqueness in such environment. Stay cool in the heat with a pair of Camo Athletic Recon shorts or some HUF Twill Walk shorts as you venture from stage to stage. Check out the fits put together by our team for your upcoming Coachella experience. You’ll thank us when you see yourself on a Coachellea Fashion blog…

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Stop by in-store to receive 15% off your purchase when you present your Coachella wristband. Offer ends 4/18. Not valid with other offers.

Model: @_Pierce
Stylist: @Haswcoastsoul
Photographer: @itsalexcampos

- @theolainez

On April 1, 2014, Mac Demarco’s second album, ‘Salad Days’ was released. While listening to this album, I imagine myself in a better place, a carefree zone. I picture myself laying on a hammock on a warm summer day, but you didn’t come here to read a rant about my imaginations. Montreal – based singer-songwriter Mac Demarco seems to have a more mature direction in this album, compared to his debut album ’2′. While listening to ‘Salad Days’, I tried to fully comprehend the style of music and the tone of his lyrics. From what I understood, this album has a very organic acoustic and psychedelic sound to it. The duality of both acoustic and psychedelic sounds made me question the direction of this record. Turns out that Mac Demarco’s name isn’t even Mac Demarco. His actual name is Vernor Winfield McBriare Smith IV. So is Vernor trying to project another side of himself in his music (i.e Mac Demarco)? It’s all a big mystery to me. What I am sure of is that anyone who enjoys any form of indie rock will enjoy ‘Salad Days’. Overall, this record is wonderful and I can’t wait to hear more from Mac Demarco in the near future.

 

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-Ph.D

Earlier this year we got the pleasure of meeting San Francisco native photographer, Travis Jensen, at AGENDA Long Beach during our meeting with V/SUAL. There, we were introduce to the V/SUAL x Travis Jensen capsule collection. With the success V/SUAL has had, owner and also fellow photographer, Van Styles wanted to give other photographers the opportunity to showcase their work through fashion and street wear. But “Who is Travis Jensen?” you might ask. After moving to San Francisco after high school, Jensen adapted to the city and immersed into to cities skateboarding scene. A street photographer with a skateboard background, Jensen shoots real street life and San Francisco personalities that many tourist who visit the city might miss. His worked has been exhibited numerous times and has also appeared in many publications. He’s been publicized in The San Francisco Chronicle, SF Weekly, Juxtapoz, and Esquire Magazine just to name a few. Companies like DVS Shoes, DGK, Whole Foods and now V/SUAL by Van Styles have all collaborated with the San Francisco photographer. Travis Jensen is not the type to take your money though. Money made from his photos and publications is donated to the Larkin Street Youth Service; a San Francisco-based non-profit organization that provides various support services for at-risk youth living on the street. Follow  Travis Jensen on his instagram to witness his work first hand @travisjensen. Below is a preview to the V/SUAL x Travis Jensen capsule collection featuring tank tops, t-shirts, crewnecks, and pull over hoodies. V/SUAL x Travis Jensen ; Coming soon to Backside and BacksideOnline.com 

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Also check out more of V/SUAL by Van Styles at backsideonline.com/vsual.

- @theolainez