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15 Record Store Day 2016 releases we would actually want to own

Releases from David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, J Dilla, Lush, METZ, Miracle Legion, Ramones and more.

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METZ releasing split single with Mission of Burma and collaborative single with John Reis for #RSD2016 (listen)

Toronto ear-bleeders METZ have not one but two collaborative 7"s coming out for Record Store Day this year.

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John Reis & The Blind Shake played Mercury Lounge with The So So Glos (pics)

Post-punks in Hawaiian shirts Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake played their second of two NYC shows last Thursday (2/26) at Mercury Lounge, in support of their collaborative Modern Surf Classics album...

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John Reis & the Blind Shake on tour, surfed with the So So Glos @ Saint Vitus (pics)

On tour from Minneapolis, a city with a rich surfing tradition, Minneapolis' The Blind Shake played St Vitus last night (2/25) with John Reis (RFTC, Hot Snakes, Drive Like Jehu, the Sultans, Pitchfork, etc) who recorded an album called Modern Surf Classics with the band last year and is on tour with them...

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John Reis & The Blind Shake release new song from LP; The So So Glos opening their NYC shows (updated dates, stream)

As discussed, Rocket from the Crypt/Drive Like Jehu's John Reis and garage rock trio The Blind Shake are releasing an instrumental surf album, and they've now released a new single from the record, "Sea ...

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Drive Like Jehu reuniting again, playing Coachella!

Drive Like Jehu reunited to play their first show in 19 years in August. It happened in San Diego with a special pipe organ, and they claimed it was just for one show, but I guess someone convinced them to rethink that part...

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John Reis teaming up w/ The Blind Shake for instrumental surf rock album & tour (dates, video)

The great John Reis (Rocket from the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, etc) has teamed up with hard-hitting garage rock trio The Blind Shake to pay tribute to classic surf rock instrumentals on a new collaborative album, Modern Surf Classics, coming out on January 27 via John's Swami Records...

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Drive Like Jehu played their first show in 19 years with Rob Crow of Pinback and organist Carol Williams (full set video)

"Drive Like Jehu set was great. Hoping for more gigs & that this is not a one off despite what John Reis says. Worth 3.5 hour drive. sinews...

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Rocket from the Crypt confirm reunion, announce European shows (dates), answer FAQ

After teasing the reunion earlier this year, Rocket From The Crypt have announced a string of European dates but so far none in the US. The band has also taken time out to answer a few pertinent questions regarding the reunion...

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Rocket from the Crypt reunites?

Rocket From The Crypt have posted the above image on their official Facebook page, leading to specualtion that the John Reis project, which called it quits in 2005, will apparently rise from the grave for more shows or recorded output next year...

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