Vinyl Records, Collectible Art Toys, Artist Watch Series, Limited Edition Prints

Vinyl Records, Collectible Art Toys, Artist Watch Series, Limited Edition Prints

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A Perfect Circle – Mer De Noms [2 LP]

(180 Gram Vinyl in Gatefold Satin Stock Jacket)  $28
The introduction of A Perfect Circle on Mer de Noms (Sea of Names in French) was that of a side project of Tool.  Over the development of the project and certainly leading into the present, the strength of the A Perfect Circle brand has shifted the balance from a so called side project to a band in their own right.  The powerful combination of Maynard James Keenan's aching voice and Billy Howerdel's accomplished songs and production skills has helped A Perfect Circle become one of the premier lifestyle bands and a major success in the rock and alternative rock formats.

Beastie Boys – Best Of Grand Royal 12's [2 LP]  $22

Originally released in 2007, here is your chance to own Beastie Boys: Best of Grand Royal 12s.  The album is pressed on double vinyl, and it includes remixes of old and newer Beasties tracks: check out Soul Assassin Remix of "So Watch' Cha Want(1), Fuzzy Logic Remix of "Intergalactic(2)," 12" version of "Rock Hard(3)," Green Mix of "Sureshot(4)" and PB Balloon Mix of "Rootdown(5)."  For DJs, the value of this release is obvious since EVERYONE is a Beasties fan, but the tracks on Best Of Grand Royal 12s are also awesome for listening-at-home purposes.  Don't miss out!

Fritz The Cat (Original Soundtrack Recording) [LP]
(feat. Billie Holiday, Bo Diddley, Bernard Purdie, Cal Tjader, etc.)  $15

Soundtrack to the classic animated adult movie with mainly instrumental soul-jazz performed by drummer Bernard Purdie, organist Merl Saunders, guitarist Melvin Sparks and bassist Chuck Rainey. Also includes tracks by: Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley, Billy Holiday – Yesterdays.

Funkadelic – Funkadelic [LP] (180 Gram Vinyl)  $21

The 1970 debut from Detroit's nastiest, most shredding progenitors of funk-rock. Funkadelic formed in the late '60s and, in addition to Clinton, included the blazing guitar of Eddie Hazel, organist Mickey Atkins, rhythm guitarist Tawl Ross, and drummer Tiki Fulwood.  Though firmly rooted in funk and soul, Funkadelic incorporates a dark psychedelic element, influenced by Hendrix and Sly Stone, to create a sound that was unparalleled at the time. Sampled by everyone from DJ Shadow to Ice Cube, Funkadelic still sounds fresh today and is the first solid example of George Clinton's eccentric genius.  180 gram vinyl in a deluxe classic style jacket.

The Dead Weather – Horehound [2 LP]
(180 Gram Vinyl with one Etched side in Gatefold Jacket)  $25

This musical adventure by Jack White (The White Stripes, The Raconteurs), epitomizes the alt-rock ethic – do the music you love, do it yourself, and do it fast.  The Dead Weather brings together lead singer Alison Mosshart (half of the London-based lo-fi post-punk duo The Kills), Queens Of The Stone Age guitarist Dean Fertita, The Raconteurs’ bassist Jack Lawrence, and White on drums and vocals.  White also produced the group’s debut album, Horehound, recorded in just three weeks earlier this year at his newly constructed Nashville studio.
An exhilarating mix of punchy blues singing from Mosshart and garage rock with arena ambitions, Horehound introduces the musical whirlwind that is The Dead Weather.  Vinyl package featuring two 180g heavy-weight black vinyl discs in a gatefold jacket.

Nina Simone – Remixed & Reimagined [LP]  $19

The music, image, strength and style of Nina Simone, "The High Priestess Of Soul," have as strong of an impact today as they ever had.  Features new remixes by the most reputable and talented remixers in the game, including Tony Humphries, Francois K, DJ Logic, Mocean Worker and more.  Also includes the Madison Park vs. Lenny B remix of Look Of  Love, as featured on the Sex And The City Motion Picture Soundtrack!

Outkast – ATLiens [2 LP]  $25

Portishead – Portishead [2 LP]  $15

Dramatic, monotone and eerie describe some of the vocals by Beth Gibbons on this dark trip-hop album.  Portishead's self-titled album follows their debut album, "Dummy", with darker music infused with jazzy percussion and experimental intense beats.  The group of Geoff Barrow, Adrian Utley, Dave McDonald (engineer and producer) and Beth Gibbons left sampling behind when choosing to record their own unique sounds for their second collection of tunes.

Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine
(Original Version) [LP]  $17

 Although Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor became the poster boy for industrial rock in the early 1990s, his '89 debut, PRETTY HATE MACHINE, actually has a stronger foothold in '80s synth-pop.  The guitar-heavy opener, ''Head Like a Hole,'' is the most aggressive track on the album and proved to be the signature song for Reznor's initial breakthrough, but much of the disc sounds like Depeche Mode in a particularly bad mood.  All of the tracks on PRETTY HATE MACHINE are based on synthesizer lines and programmed beats, with other elements – such as the distinctive bass on ''Sanctified'' and sampled explosions on ''That's What I Get'' – filling out the sound.  Despite Reznor's morose lyrics, a number of HATE MACHINE's finest moments are energetic dance tunes, particularly ''Down in It'' and the surging ''Sin.''  Oddly enough, Reznor's fiercer, and seemingly less accessible, subsequent work (the BROKEN EP and THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL) led directly to his mainstream success, but PRETTY HATE MACHINE reveals where the Nine Inch Nails aesthetic started out.

Primus – Sailing The Seas Of Cheese [LP]
(180 Gram Vinyl)  $22
Another alternative classic originally released in 1991, available on vinyl for the first time since its initial release.  The third album from Les Claypool & Co. and first for a major label, is a twisted mix of prog rock, funk and punk, with a taste for Frank Zappa's humor and Captain Beefheart's guttural growl.  One of the few bands to have the bass as the prominent instrument, Claypool alternates from funky slaps to throbbing power chords to heavy, heavy solos while the guitar provides almost dissonant texturing beneath the bass' shredding.  Features the MTV hit Jerry Was A Race Car Driver.  Available on 180g Vinyl!

Queens Of The Stone Age – Queens Of The Stone Age
[2 LP]

(180 Gram Vinyl, double-gatefold, reissue debut album with three unreleased songs, includes download)  $25

Upon the dissolution of the criminally overlooked Kyuss, guitarist Josh Homme pulled up stakes from the California Desert for the Pacific Northwest to work on a new project concurrent with spending time on the road as second guitarist in Screaming Trees. Seeking a new sound, Homme discarded the sludgy low-end expanses of his former band for much tighter song structure (for the most part) and honest-togoodness capital 'H' hooks and what was originally christened Gamma Ray was quickly changed to Queens Of The Stone Age shortly after birth.

Homme returned to his old stomping grounds and re-united with latter day Kyuss drummer Alfredo Hernandez to record as a fake trio (bass player ''Carlo Von Sexron'' is a nom-deboom for Homme) and QOTSA came into full bloom. If this re-issue doesn't document ''hour zero,'' it's only a few minutes past. ''Regular John'' introduces Homme as a smooth and assured vocalist with great melodic instinct. Tracks like ''Avon'' and ''Walkin' On Sidewalks'' lock into heavy riffs that are in entrancing in their repetition and subtle shifts. And it's hard to believe that insistently catchy ''How To Handle A Rope'' didn't make a greater impact on mainstream radio upon its initial release. Amidst the mid-fi riffage and willful experimentalism of an artist forging a new sound for himself are some killer guitar melodies that could have easily come from 1971, 1991 or 2011. And that's part of the timelessness of this unassuming debut album. QOTSA can only truly be classified as a ''rock band;'' Any attempt to narrow that down further would be to neglect the scope of Homme's broad body of work and the band's wide-reaching appeal.

This re-issue has been fully remastered from the original tapes and has been expanded by three tracks on double vinyl. ''The Bronze'' & ''These Aren't the Droids You're Looking For'' (from the a split EP from '98) and ''Spiders and Vinegaroons'' which was part of the posthumous Kyuss/QOTSA split EP. The vinyl is a double LP deluxe gatefold package that will also include a free digital download card.

The Dead Weather – Sea Of Cowards
[LP] (180 Gram Vinyl)  $20

Sea Of Cowards is a robust and vigorous second act, filled with primal, bone quaking rock rhythms and the same stellar urban blues and throbbing sleaze as its predecessor; but this time The Dead Weather push their sound even further, brilliantly building upon their raw chemistry to create the most vital sounding album you'll hear all year.

The latest musical adventure by Jack White (The White Stripes, The Raconteurs), epitomizes the alt-rock ethic–do the music you love, do it yourself, and do it fast. The Dead Weather brings together lead singer Alison Mosshart (half of the London-based lo-fi post-punk duo The Kills), Queens Of The Stone Age guitarist Dean Fertita, The Raconteurs' bassist Jack Lawrence, and White on drums and vocals.

With their second album in less than a year, the Dead Weather establish themselves as bona fide HEAVY with the monster of a record that is ''Sea of Cowards'' so either climb on the ship or be cast away in the turbulent waters that surround it.

Steel Pulse – Earth Crisis (Remastered) [LP]  $16

One of the U.K.’s most legendary reggae bands, Steel Pulse was formed in the tough Handsworth neighborhood of Birmingham in1975 by a group of friends from struggling West Indian immigrant families.  Chief among them was David Hinds, Steel Pulse’s lead singer, guitarist, and principal songwriter.  Building on a base of roots reggae, they mixed latin, jazz, and R&B influences in with the Rasta beats – as well as impassioned messages of social justice and political protest.  Steel Pulse’s stellar musicianship and ideological courage shine on the 1984 album EARTH CRISIS, now available at FeeLit.

Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere [LP]
(Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo)  $18

Gnarls Barkley is the highly anticipated collaboration from Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo. Danger Mouse is one of the most important artist/producers in music today.  ''Demon Days'' sold over 5 million worldwide and Dangerdoom's ''The Mouse And The Mask'' sold over 100,000 units.  Accolades include GQ's ''Men Of The Year'' honor; Spin's ''Eccentric Genius Of The Year'', NME's ''Hottest Hip-Hop Producer In The World'', Entertainment Weekly's ''Album Of The Year'', Grammy nomination for Producer Of The Year, and more.  Cee-Lo is a Grammy-nominated, founding member of Goodie Mob.  He wrote and produced the Pussycat Dolls #1 smash hit ''Don't Cha'', and his two solo albums for Arista scanned over 500,000 units combined.  He also wrote hit singles for Ludacris, Common, P Diddy, Trick Daddy, and others.  ''Goodie Mob'' has sold over two million albums worldwide.  ''Crazy'', from this release, is all over UK's Radio One.

J Dilla – Ruff Draft Instrumentals [LP]  $18

These self-produced tracks make up one of the late J Dilla's least known works during his lifetime.  Released on vinyl only in February 2003 this sought-after release was elusive and virtually unknown to the casual Dilla fan until Stones Throw's reissue in 2007.  Recorded in the wake of a failed deal with major label MCA, Dilla returned to solo recordings as a fiercely independent artist with Ruff Draft.
These are the instrumentals from the infamous, the official, Ruff Draft.

Sun Ra – The Soul Vibrations Of Man [LP]
(180 Gram Vinyl)  $18
Originally Released:1976
Sun Ra's The Soul Vibrations Of Man is an amazing album.  This mid 70s LP is supposedly one of the rarest Sun Ra albums – so, the reissue version seems long overdue.  The LP opens with some laid back free jazz reed work and moves into a super cool call and response number.  The flip-side is a set of harder free jazz tunes with some brass solos and crazy synth work.

Super 400 – Sweet Fist [2 LP]
(150 Gram Vinyl in Deluxe Gatefold includes Download Coupon)  $27

Think Led Zep meets Audioslave, recorded Analog.
''…this is Soul Rock from an Analog Source with a shot of Adrenaline'' – Response Records

Have you heard Upstate NY Classic-style rockers, Super 400? Think Led Zep meets Backdoor Slam meets Soundgarden.  Their forthcoming release ''Sweet Fist,'' was recorded at the legendary Ardent Recording Studios in Memphis, home to Stax Records for many years, and used the same lathe that was used on many Stax recordings.  It was recorded on 2 inch tape, it’s pro-tools and auto-tune free.  ''Sweet Fist'' hits store on Sept 15.   The vinyl release is pressed at the legendary United Record Pressing plant in Nashville.
The artwork for the album was created by Klaus Voormann, designer of The Beatles’ ''Revolver.''  
''…Super 400 have rediscovered the beauty and simplicity of the power rock trio.''  -Sam Holloway
''This is rock ‘n’ roll as religion – hard and high reaching, denim apostles with big amps and even bigger balls.''   -Dennis Cook

The Black Keys – The Big Come Up [LP]
(Pink Vinyl, includes poster)  $19

Beastie Boys – The Mix-Up [LP]
(in Gatefold sleeve)  $17

The Mix-Up is Beastie Boys' first-ever full album of all-new instrumental material.  The follow-up to 2004's To The 5 Boroughs, The Mix-Up features Diamond, Horovitz and Yauch back on drums, guitar and bass, with able assistance from Keyboard Money Mark and percussionist Alfredo Ortiz, on 12 brand new wordless, sample-less, scratchless originals.  Sure to please fans of the instrumental cuts from Check Your Head and Ill Communication and the cult hit compilation album made up largely of those tracks, The In Sound From Way Out! The Mix-Up finds NYC's favorite sons drawing on one of their arsenal's primary strengths and pushing it into bold new directions.

The Raconteurs – Broken Boy Soldiers [LP]

(180 Gram Vinyl in Copper-embossed, gatefold tip-on jacket)  $21
'Broken Boy Soldiers'' is the debut album from the Raconteurs.  By pairing pop songsmith Brendan Benson with hard-rocking Jack White (the White Stripes) and backing them with the crack rhythm section of Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler (both of the Greenhornes) what resulted is a completely kick-ass album.  From the anthemic volley of ''Steady, As She Goes'' to the sing-songy crunch of ''Hands'' and the downright sinister slow creep of ''Blue Veins'' this album covers the complete range of human emotion.

''Broken Boy Soldiers'' is the first proper vinyl reissue from Third Man (both the V2 and XL versions of this LP are out-of-print) with plans to tackle the rest of the White Stripes and Jack White back catalog already in the works. Third Man aims for these reissues to be the definitive, go-to versions of all their titles and this issue of ''Broken Boy Soldiers'' definitely earns that distinction.

Various Artists – Verve Remixed 4 [2 LP]
(180 Gram Vinyl)  $21

White Stripes – White Blood Cells [LP]
(180 Gram Vinyl, Analog-Mastering, includes Download, Deluxe Gatefold) $21

White Stripes – De Stijl [LP]
(180 Gram Vinyl, Analog-Mastering, includes Download, Deluxe Gatefold) $21

We’re proud to announce the long-overdue reissues of the first three LP’s by The White Stripes.

Out-of-print in North America since 2005, the utmost care was taken in presenting these records in the best way possible.
We started by mastering each LP from the original analog master tapes, the first time this process had been used for any of these titles.  While extremely labor-intensive, this method ensured that the material was never converted into a digital signal.  The result is an audio quality that stiffens the hairs on the back of your neck.
We pressed each record on 180-gram vinyl, again, the first time any of these three albums have been afforded this superior vinyl weight.
For artwork, we started from scratch and went back and tracked down all the source material, working from the original photographic prints to provide the crispest versions possible of these album covers.
From there, we printed the artwork on the deluxe old-style, tip-on sleeves from the wonderful folks at Stoughton Printing in California.  This process involves printing the artwork on on sheet of paper (a slick) which is then folded over and hand-glued to a heavy board blank jacket.  The difference in the final product of a tip-on sleeve as opposed to a regular, direct-to-board sleeve is akin to the difference between hardcover and paperback books.

Also, for the first time ever, each record comes with a coupon for MP3 downloads of the entire album.

All these factors together makes these versions of The White Stripes, De Stijl and White Blood Cells the DEFINITIVE editions of these albums.  These are the versions The White Stripes want people to have for posterity.

The band's commercial break through, this 2001 album went gold, spinning off the Top 20 Modern Rock hits ''Fell In Love With A Girl'' and ''Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground.''

The White Stripes, songwriter Jack White (vocals, guitar, piano, and once bass) and Meg White (drums and occasional vocals) formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. After releasing several singles and three albums within the Detroit independent music underground, The White Stripes rose to prominence in 2002, as part of the garage rock revival scene.

Their use of analog and low-fidelity equipment in the recording process partnered with a do-it-yourself approach created a raw simplicity of composition, arrangement, and performance that sets them apart from their contemporaries.



Viva la Revolución $30

A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape
Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

 The last decade has seen the rise of artists who have rejected academia to embrace urban culture as their inspiration. The exhibition Viva la Revolución: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape represents the pinnacle of this progression through an epic convergence of 20 artists from around the world.

The urban landscape serves as the inspiration and canvas in an exhibition comprised of four parts: work inside the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), Public Commissions and Interventions, Bombing, and a Collaborative Site. Barry McGee, Moris, Banksy, Ryan McGinness, Mark Bradford, Dr. Lakra, Swoon, Os Gemoes and others contribute paintings, prints, sculpture, murals, and installations, while Invader and Shepard Fairey create large outdoor murals and Dzine embellishes the city with tricked out pedicabs.

This companion catalogue to the exhibition includes essays by curator Pedro Alonzo and Alex Baker, and a preface by Hugh M. Davies.

156 pages, Hardcover, 9 1/4'' x 12'' (235 x 305 mm)
134 color illustrations, English

Rebel Arts Blank Book $13

Cool little pocket-size blank book for notes or sketching. Shepard Fairey design on cover. Measures approx. 3.5" x 5.5" Available in 3 colors – shipped at random.


"Never Look Back" Prints  $30 each

– Archival ink on acid-free matte paper

– 8½"x11" in protective glassine envelope

- Each print signed 

O-No Sushi: Red $25

A most delicious taste sensation! As seen on Kanye West's blog, NotCot, Trendspotting and hundreds of other places. The 150pc blue edition sold out within the first few hours of the International Comic-Con and the first run of red sold out in days!



– Standard edition includes figure with articulated arms, legs and replaceable eyes, second set of eyes, 1 piece sushi and 1 bowl of tentacles.
– Take-out tray packaging with usable sticker tray liner. New improved tray design helps prevent eyes from rubbing on plastic shell.
– Figure is approximately 3 ¼" tall
– Packaging is 8" x 5" x 2 ½", each set weighs approximately 6.2oz

O-No Sashimi: Green $35

The follow up to the incredibly successful O-No Sushi figures, O-No Sashimi makes its debut in the green of the original Never Look Back II print on which it's based. Low price, fun packaging and multiple display options make this a worthy addition to the O-No Foods line!

– Standard edition includes figure with replaceable and rotatable eyes, attachable fins, body segments, and a bowl accessory that the tail can be placed into.
– Supermarket fish tray style packaging.
– Packaging is 11" x 8" x 3½"

$65 Each


Artist Series 1 Watches

– Edition Size: 500
– Wrist: Medium Size – 7.75 Inches Max.
– Movement: 3 Hand Japanese Quartz Miyota Movement
– Dial: 28mm, Screen printed, Multicolor.
– Case: 34mm, Plastic, Glossy
– Crystal: Plastic with Scratch Guard Protective Film.
– Buckle: Plastic, Glossy
– Loop: Plastic, Glossy
– Straps: 16mm Wide, Screen printed Sandwich Strap.


Buff Monster "Happy Creamy"

About the Artist: Buff Monster lives in Hollywood and cites heavy metal music, ice cream and Japanese culture as major influences. The color pink, as a symbol of confidence, individuality and happiness, is present in everything he creates. Buff is known for putting up thousands of silkscreened posters across Los Angeles and also in faraway places. When his original and one-and-only wheat paste brush was no longer usable, seven years of frequent poster missions came to an end. Having given up a very productive street art career, he now works exclusively on fine art paintings, collectible toys and select design projects. His works have been exhibited in numerous galleries, usually accompanied by large installations to enhance the paintings. Aside from his "Happy Creamy" Vannen watch, he has many other projects in the works.

Brian Morris "Time Waits for No Man"

About the Artist: Brian Morris lives on the southern side of Chicago, married, eats a lot of red meat, prefers pinot noir, favorite color is black, draws because he likes to, second favorite color is black, born in '76, works in advertising, '62 Cadillac in the garage, dead kitty's name tattooed on his wrist, doesn't believe in God, believes in people, heavy metal poser, country music, Sharpies, Faber-Castells, doesn't correct his drawings, tattoos, deep in love, early to rise, saver not a spender, knows you can't take it with you, raised in a small town, college degree, practice makes perfect, loves toys, collector of HotWheels, enjoys the darker side, steak, potatoes, breakfast with his wife at the Ramova Grill, not a big fan of TV, would go to bed at 9PM if he could, smokes too many cigarettes, doesn't smoke enough cigarettes, loves black cherry Kool-Aid, boobies, and he won't design you a tattoo.

Chris Ryniak "The Order of Things"

About the Artist: Chris Ryniak was born in 1976 in a safely distanced suburb of Detroit. He spent his childhood basking in the warm glow of Saturday morning cartoons, monster movies and flipping over rocks in search of insects and reptiles. In his teenage years, Chris' attention would shift to the world of skateboarding and the artists associated with the skate community, which later led to interests in commercial illustration. A graduate and former instructor at the Ringling School of Art and Design, Chris is now a painter and sculptor of all manner of critters that grace canvases as well as toy and print platforms. Chris' work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the world and his paintings have also been published in numerous books and periodicals. Chris currently resides in a coastal Ohio Dutch Colonial town with his wife, two children, cat and frog.

Damon Soule "Square Takes the Circle"

About the Artist: As a child Damon Soule became so engrossed with drawing that it became a distraction; at age 16 he dropped out of school opting for the immediacy of a GED. At 19 he moved to San Francisco and enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Program at the San Francisco Art Institute. In 1996 Soule became the Art Director and Co-founder of FIT Skateboards and Civilian Clothing. After art directing the brands for a number of years, he sold his portion of the business to pursue art full-time. Soule's art has been featured in group exhibitions in San Francisco at 111 Minna Gallery, Punch Gallery, Southern Exposure Gallery, Culture Cache, New Langton Arts and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Recent shows also include "New Works by Oliver Vernon and Damon Soule" at BLVD Gallery and "Green Art Exhibition" at Robert Berman Gallery.

CheTrooper Artist Bust (Black) $50

LUEY – Drinking, Raging & Smoking  ($20 Each)

Luey is one of many minions in Satan's army. Lueys do the devil's dirty work and like to raise hell on their own time. Whatever you do, don't give a Luey milk – they get drunk and belligerent on the stuff.

Details:  Rotocast vinyl, 5 inches tall. Window box packaging.

Artist: Bob Dob




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Markalan - Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Markalan moved to Pacific Beach in 1994. During his first four years in San Diego, he worked as a photographer for the United States Navy. Over the past decade, he's been behind the bar or turntables in many of San Diego's nightclubs, and venues. He's shared his musical selections with Southern & Baja California, and the Mayan Riviera. During these years, he could be found exchanging his time for vinyl at Groove Records and Siesta Records. 

He often worked for trade, to support his vinyl addiction. He currently owns over 8,000 records. "Listening to my father's albums is when it all began. Flipping through the stacks, cleaning off the LP, placing the needle on the record, reading the lyrics, studying the artwork, and enjoying the rich analog sound. Sure, there are occasional pops & you might have to clean the record. You actually have to flip the record at the end of the side. It's not a play list or program on shuffle. You are present, involved, and engaged in the listening process. 
Please Keep Vinyl Alive & Support Local Artists!" 

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