Tortoise “Millions Now Living Will Never Die” LP

06/18/2013 UPDATE: Repressed on limited blue vinyl; sexy: We could not possibly be any further behind on posting, and I could not possibly be any more excited about an album being reissued. Millions Now Living Will Never Die represents a seminal entry in the Tortoise catalog, an album that deserves endless spins, and one […]

Tortoise “It’s All Around You” LP

Thrill Jockey continues their ambitious Tortoise reissue campaign with this late entry into their seminal catalog. To be perfectly honest, this is one album that never quite clicked with me; it just reminded me a little too much of this… but the worst album from Tortoise is still better than 99% of the subsequent “post […]

Tortoise “s/t” LP

The debut album from Tortoise, long out-of-print on vinyl, is back in an edition of 500. With a custom silk-screened chipboard jacket and insert, this repress is just like the original Рnow remastered and weighing in at 180 grams per platter. This small edition simply will not last. Get wise:

Tortoise “Lonesome Sound / Mosquito” 2×7″

Been sitting on this post for far too long. As ya’ll may know, I am a pretty huge Tortoise fans. TNT was an album that opened up a whole new world of sound to me, and I’m sure that more than a few other 90s alt-rockers feel the same way. Exciting news then that Thrill […]

David Daniell and Douglas McCombs “Versions” 2xLP

Don’t call it a remix… David Daniell and Douglas McCombs have handed over seven hours of tape (the same tapes the album Sycamore was pulled from) to producer Ken Brown (ex-Tortoise) to have his way with them. The result is Versions, a sublime LP of heavily edited improvisations, and a wholly different animal from the […]

Tortoise “Standards” LP

So, since 2012 is the Year of the Dragon, Thrill Jockey is taking it upon themselves to repress damn near the entire Tortoise catalog on the vinyl format. Starting apparently, with Standards, the group’s standout album from 2001. The post-rock genre has bled out magnificently, but this band’s entire discography still sounds fresh and needless […]

Sakata/Parker/McBride/Herndon “In A Babble” 2xLP

Just got hipped to this brand new 2xLP being peddled over at Thrill Jockey. A live recording of a couple dudes from legendary Chicago act Tortoise laying down some jams with “Japanese Alto Saxophone Free Jazz Extraordinaire” Akira Sakata. Now you know about as much as I do, except to tell you that these come […]

Tortoise ‘Beacons of Ancestorship’ Repress LP + Remix 12″

If you missed out on this amazing album on the first pressing, you need to do yourself a favor (and quickly). The 2nd pressing comes on white vinyl, no longer 180 grams but still housed in a heavy-duty Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket. A really nice package and an absolutely stunning listen on the vinyl format. […]

Thrill Jockey 12″ Subscription Series

Just when you thought you couldn’t possibly spend any more money on records today, along comes this sultry gem. Following in the trail blazed by such forward thinking companies as Domino’s and Subway, Thrill Jockey is now offering a seven-fold 12″ subscription series to mailorder customers only. So if you have not ordered from their […]

Tortoise – Beacons of Ancestorship – LP Preorder

Don’t call it a comeback! Okay, call it a comeback. Chicago’s elite art-rockers Tortoise have prepared a new album for the venerable Thrill Jockey imprint and, dare I say, it rocks? It does. Yes, its better than their last album and that’s really all you need to know, because their last album was pretty damn […]