Record Store Day releases out this Saturday: Television Personalities, Arizona Amp And Alternator & The Dream Syndicate

17th JULY

Arizona Amp & Alternator ‘Arizona Amp and Alternator’ – Fire Records
Television Personalities ‘Another Kind Of Trip’ – Fire Records
The Dream Syndicate ‘Out Of The Grey (Deluxe Edition)’ – Fire Records

Television Personalities ‘Another Kind Of Trip’

Double vinyl album capturing the Television Personalities live, with the classic line up of Daniel Treacy, Jowe Head and Jeff Bloom. 21 tracks featuring unreleased versions and a song that never made it to the studio. A side apiece from the Thames Poly in 1985, East Berlin in ’89, New York in ’92 and Bremen in ‘93. Includes stellar versions of ‘How I Learned To Love The Bomb’, ‘Salvador Dali’s Garden Party’, ‘My Very First Nervous Breakdown’ and ‘Hard Luck Story #39’.

TVPs were as mythical to a younger generation as Syd Barrett had been to Treacy



Arizona Amp & Alternator ‘Arizona Amp & Alternator’

The debut from Howe Gelb’s one-off project featuring members of Arcade Fire, Grandaddy, Scout Niblett and M Ward is released for the first time on transparent violet double vinyl, and includes extensive notes and interviews with the collaborators. This debut sees Grandaddy backing Traffic’s ‘Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys’ whilst Scout Niblett makes a cameo on ‘Recital’ and Frank Loesser’s ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ gets a new rendition featuring Danish singer Marie Lorette Friis. Other stand-out duets include ‘Loretta and the Insect World’ and ‘Where The Wind Turns The Skin To Leather’ that has a distinctly Lee Hazelwood feel.

A crumpled brilliant letter from Americana's unofficial poet laureate.

★★★★½ AllMusic


The Dream Syndicate ‘Out Of The Grey (Deluxe Edition)’

The Dream Syndicate’s 1986 album ‘Out of the Grey’ is back on vinyl for the first time in 24 years. Deliciously remastered with new liner notes that feature interviews with Steve Wynn, Mark Walton, Paul Cutler and Dennis Duck along with rare photos and eight rarities from the era. Hidden inside of ‘Out of the Grey’ are some of Wynn’s strongest songs -“Slide Away” is delightful pop, “Now I Ride Alone” is moody and intense “like the hardboiled typewriting of novelists Jim Thompson, Ross MacDonald, and James Cain” that Steve dug back in July ‘85.

The Dream Syndicate has proven to be a massively influential force in the world of alternative rock