November 30, 2013

New Staff pick and Black Friday Update

With so much new and great music coming out it's hard to pick a record that stands out above the rest.  But we always like to single out an an album that always seems to on our speakers.  Recently everyone at Repo has been in love with the tunes from one of Philadelphia's own.

Far-Out Fangtooth - Borrowed Time
(Siltbreeze Records)

We can't stop loving the Philly scene because time and time again Philadelphia puts out top tier music and Far Out Fangtooth keeps that track record going.  This record is a great post-punk powerhouse.  At times reminding you of the more brooding Bauhaus tracks and harnessing the power of Wooden Shjips to get lost in the track.  No song better exemplifies this than the stunning "Beyond Your Bones".  Joseph Kusy's voice soars in the most haunting way as the band swells behind him with a washed out wall of sound that envelops your ears.  Philly has a great history when is comes to music and Borrowed Bones adds nicely to that legacy.

Listen the the whole album HERE

Black Friday 2013 is over but not forgotten!
We all just want to say thank you to everyone that came to Repo for the Black Friday releases.  Like always you were super cool and very easy going.  We say it a lot but it bears repeating, YOU GUYS RULE!  In case you missed any of the releases because you were busy fighting soccer moms at Target, have no fear, we've still got plenty of copies of cool records.

Holy crap! is that the last copy of Lee Scratch Perry and The Upsetter's "Super Ape", I think it is...

October 5, 2013

Staff Pick and Free Dr. Dog things!

What do we love listening to this week? what is spinning non-stop in the store? It's Ty Segall and friends master work level psych record.  That's right, it's....

Fuzz - S/T
(In the red)

     Some day Ty Segall will run out of things to scream about and guitars to shred with but luckily that day seems far away.  And being one of the biggest names in the west coast garage/psych scene and putting about 5 records out a year seems to be doing nothing to slow him down at present.  For Fuzz He's taking a back seat on the guitar front and sitting behind the drums for some Stooge-esque primal drumming.  The guitar work belongs to Charles Moothart and he's busting out the heavy psych sounds!  Diving deep into 60's garage psych barrel to pull out sounds that remind you of both Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd and MC5 level rock.  Check it out!

Also! For the new Dr. Dog Record B Room we've got a limited give away: Signed lyric sheets!  It's awesome and the record is great.  Come get it while we still have some.

August 23, 2013

So Many Ticket Give Aways!

Not even kidding, we're doing FOUR separate give aways!  So if you're the kinda person that loves free concerts and awesome bands you might want to check these out...

On September 28th Braids is playing at The Boot and Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) with doors at 8pm and  show at 9pm.  If you wanna see them just send us an E-mail or stop into the store and drop off your name and phone number/E-mail address to enter to win!
And then on on September 24th at the Liacouras Center (1776 N. Broad St) we have tickets to see Atoms For Peace w/ James Holden! Doors at 6:30, show 8:00 All Ages.  Holy **** that's gonna be good!  To enter all we need is you're name and number/E-mail.

We are also gonna have a chance for some body to go see Dent May w/Dead Gaze at MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St) on October 4th.  Doors 8:30, show 9:00 ,21+.  Gonna be a nice show so why not see it FOR FREE?  Come in or E-mail us and let us know you want to be entered to win this! 

What!? That's not all!  Frack no.  We're also planning on giving away tickets to go see Lilacs & Champagne w/ Grails and Wreckmeister Harmonies and The Lilacs at The Boot and Saddle on September 14th. Doors 8PM and show at 9PM 21+.   That's a crap ton of bands for free.  At this point you know what to do; come in or e-mail us with your name and phone number.

Good luck everybody! 

August 10, 2013

Staff Pick:

What we are digging:

This. When this album dropped in early 2011 it came out of nowhere.Well, almost nowhere. Maybe you had been following the craziness surrounding Frank's southern California hip hop collective Odd Future, who had been riding a wave of indie awareness and controversy at this time, or maybe you were a fan of forward thinking RnB and it was just something on your radar. However it came into your view, it more than likely planted itself firmly in place and didn't leave your brain until it could leak down to your fingers and type itself on a best of 2011 list. There was only one thing missing...vinyl. You see, nostalgia was put out as a mixtape, famously released by Frank after frustrations with label Def Jam dragging their heels forced him to release the album himself on the Odd Future website to the surprise of OF fans checking their website looking to re-download their lost copy of "Goblin" or "Earl".

But all that is different now. Why? Cuz Repo. Now you can hear "There Will Be Tears" in all it's life affirming glory, "Novacaine" in all it's indie kid pleasing-ness, and "Strawberry Swing" in all it's beautiful non-Coldplay-ness. We kid. But we really love this album. And it really shines on vinyl. Come say hi and pick up a copy. Repo loves you

July 13, 2013

Staff Pick:

Every so often here at Repo we like to pick one record that we can all agree on as being the one thing we can't stop listening to. The one we pick today is...

Lantern - Rock 'N' Roll Rorschach
(Sophomore Lounge)

The title of Philadelphia-based Lantern's new album isn't just a fun, alliterative phrase-- it's a satisfyingly self-aware critique as well. Rock 'N' Roll Rorschach is just that: a sort of abstract skeleton of "rock 'n' roll," onto which we can all project what we most like to see in rock music. In using many of rock's most recognizable musical signifiers (like "Evil Eye"s "Lust For Life" beat) and lyrical mainstays (the mojo hand, "She's A Rebel"), Lantern is able to make music that is so obviously and straightforwardly rock 'n' roll that it sounds both instantly familiar and impossible to pin down. It's rare to see a band so single-mindedly focused on genre. And the result would almost be pastiche if Rock 'N' Roll Rorschach didn't actually rock so damn hard. We have copies available in the store right now! Come on out and grab one while you can - they are limited to 500 pressings!

June 7, 2013

Staff Pick:

Every so often here at Repo we like to pick one record that we can all agree on as being the one thing we can't stop listening to. The one we pick today is...

Lust for Youth - Perfect View
(Sacred Bones)

"On Perfect View, Swedish producer Hannes Norrvide returns with his third full length and it’s warmer and more inviting than any of his previous work. The album is composed of largely instrumental pieces, focusing more on beats, samples and general ambiance than its predecessor, last year’s Growing Seeds. Tracks like “Breaking Silence” and “Barcelona” highlight this shift in direction and overall mood, while tracks such as “Another Day” and “Vibrant Brother” stay true to Norrvide’s signature form. Overall this album ventures more towards rave than no-wave and this is perhaps most evidenced by witnessing their live show where Norrvide is joined by Vår frontman Loke Rahbek (" Fresh off the presses we have copies of this brand new LUST FOR YOUTH album Perfect View in the store right now!  Come and get one!

June 1, 2013

Staff Pick:

Every so often here at Repo we like to pick one record that we can all agree on as being the one thing we can't stop listening to. The one we pick today is...

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
(XL Recordings)

"Modern Vampires of the City," the New York quartet's third album and the follow-up to the 2010 smash "Contra, is its best to date. Band members call the album, released Tuesday, the completion of a trilogy, and it will likely crumble whatever mass-appeal barriers are left. "Modern Vampires" is still a distinctively Vampire Weekend album: harpsichords, gospel pianos, Jamaican influences are liberally applied. But they're also being more accessible. First single "Diane Young" rocks along behind a punk riff and pounding percussions (Huffington Post).

May 25, 2013

Staff Pick:

Every so often here at Repo we like to pick one record that we can all agree on as being the one thing we can't stop listening to. The one we pick today is...

Spacemen 3 - The Perfect Prescription
(Fire Records)

Fresh off the press from Fire Records we have the brand new repress of The Perfect Prescription by your favorite bluesy space-rock trio SPACEMEN 3. Originally released by Glass Records on vinyl for the first time in 1987, this excellent record is being repressed for the third time by Fire Records since 1989. The limited edition LP comes on sturdy 180 gram white vinyl and we have plenty of copies at the store, but hurry because this won't be around forever! We also have represses of The Sound of Confusion, their debut LP from 1986!

May 1, 2013

Surfer Blood is hanging out at Repo!

No joke dude!

With their new album Pythons coming out June 11th Surfer Blood is out and about spreading the good news and they're coming to REPO!  So come on in on the 4th, around 2pm, and listen to the new record on our speakers and come meet the band.  It'll be a good time with some chill dudes, good tunes and free Pizza(?)

April 27, 2013

Record Store Day 2013: THANK YOU!!!

Once again, Record Store Day was a massive success. We have only our loyal customers to thank for such a fun and exciting day, and we can only hope you found all the records you wanted. To all those who came out, thank you for your patience waiting at the front door, and thanks to whoever bought records from us at Fountain Porter! Some exclusive Record Store Day releases are still lingering around the shop, so if there's something you're still looking for, why not come and see what's still available? See you soon!

April 18, 2013

Record Store Day Give Away!

Hey that rhymes.

For Record Store Day this Saturday (April the 20th) to our first 100 customers we're gonna be giving away a  14x17 limited edition, 3 color silk screened poster!  Inspired by a movie poster and made by hand these babies are all yours if you're lucky enough to get here in time.  So come on down and get some awesome records (the Big Star record...) and some free stuff!

April 12, 2013


Check out for a full list of exclusive record store day releases!

Fountain Porter is giving our customers $1.50 off all drafts-all day on Saturday, 4/20 and Sunday, 4/21.  Get your voucher at Repo on Record Store Day-while supplies last!

March 24, 2013

Staff Pick

Every so often here at Repo we like to pick one record that we can all agree on as being the one thing we can't stop listening to. The one we pick today is...

Purling Hiss - Water on Mars
(Drag City)

     Purling Hiss is some straight up Philly rock.  Pretty much everything Mike Polizze has done has been great and now with the addition of Mike Sneeringer and Kiel Everett Water on Mars is some of his best work.  Most of PH's past albums sounded like they were in one room playing music while the mic was in another and that was a part of the flavor.  The gritty, dazed, smoked out flavor.  But now it seems they found out where the mic was.  With a lot of the lo-fi washed away the singing is so much more captivating.  So much so I found Myself singing along like it was a Dinosaur Jr. record. 
     WOM is a rock record with a lot of spit in it's eye and hearty charm.  Purling Hiss have the chops of serious bar rockers and the know how to write some top shelf hooks. 

March 23, 2013

Record Store Day List 2013 is Live!

Here it is, the moment we've all been waiting for - the official list for Record Store Day 2013 is now available! We'll be open bright and early at 10am sharp on April 20th to start the day, so hopefully we'll see you here!

Follow the link below to check out the list!

Record Store Day List 2013

March 2, 2013

Staff Pick:

Every so often here at Repo we like to pick one record that we can all agree on as being the one thing we can't stop listening to. The one we pick today is...

Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2
(Soul Jazz Records)

     Available right now at Repo Records is the brand new compilation from Soul Jazz, Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2 - it's a two album set and we have both albums in stock, right now! Each record includes cuts of experimental German rock and electronic music  from 1971-1983, with bands like Can, Popul Vuh, A.R. & Machines, Amon Duul II, Neu!, Faust and Electric Sandwich. Come have a listen!

February 9, 2013

Staff Pick:

Every so often here at Repo we like to pick one record that we can all agree on as being the one thing we can't stop listening to. The one we pick today is...

The People's Temple - More for the Masses
(Hozac Records)
"Like a psilocybin trip in the woods. Awesome sounds traveling in and out of your lobes at 150 miles per hour. The wilderness around you is growing…breathing. This record is the soundtrack to your adventure. You can hear it somewhere off in the distance, drawing you in. It makes you want to move your feet, do awkward but funky things with your body. Michigan’s own People’s Temple has nailed down what seems to be the best trip you have ever had, and all you have to do is drop the needle.  They have turned back the dial, sharply carving out a block from the small tree of modern psych bands paying proper respects to their 1960s predecessors." (Ryan Yelencsics, Fuzz Drench)

These words above are all painfully true - this double-brotherly band from Lansing, MI has done it again (we had their debut LP Sons of Stone up here as a staff pick in 2011!) Get a proper preview of the album right below with these few songs, then come on out because we have copies of the album on hand!

Everybody Loves Free Stuff!

It's true, we all love to get something for nothing.  Well it just so happens that we have free stuff ALL OF THE TIME and right now is no different.  If you buy a copy of Pissed Jeans - Honeys or  Bleeding Rainbow - Yeah Right you get a FREE 7"! And if you buy the Foals new record Holy Fire you get a sweet Foals notebook.

"Free? FREE!"

Yes my friend, free.

January 26, 2013

Staff Pick:

Every so often here at Repo we like to pick one record that we can all agree on as being the one thing we can't stop listening to. The one we pick today is...

V/A - "The Velvet Underground & Nico" by Castle Face & Friends
(Castle Face Records)

     Released just before the new year in a modest edition of 1000, Castle Face Records delivered us this one of a kind compilation covering the entire classic album The Velvet Underground and Nico by the Velvet Underground. That edition was on banana yellow vinyl and quickly sold out, but never fear, Repo Records has got you covered. We still have copies of the album, which includes covers of these timeless tracks by Thee Oh Sees, White Fence, Ty Segall, Blasted Canyons, Burnt Ones, Warm Soda, Kelly Stoltz, the Fresh and Onlys, amongst others! These artists have re-imagined each track in their own special way, some of which we've left for you to preview below.

January 16, 2013

Staff Pick

Every so often here at Repo we like to pick one record that we can all agree on as being the one thing we can't stop listening to. The one we pick today is...

Andrew Bird - Hands of Glory
(Mom & Pop Music)

     It's almost lazy to make Andrew Bird our Staff Pick because he's already so beloved.  He has yet to do much, if anything, that people ended up hating.  He seems to be in that rare group of artist that can pretty much do what ever the hell they want and we'll like them for it (e.g. Ted Leo) OH, you don't believe me? Well watch this clip and look into my eyes and then tell me you don't like him more for it.  He's singing into the cold dead eyes of a puppet like they belonged to his own child!

     Last years Break It Yourself was a bit underwhelming and the only people that gushed over it were already fans.  With Hands of Glory he's at the top of his game and it's going to get him into brand new hands.
     The album starts off with a just a thumping bass and ends with beautiful string arrangements slowly disintegrating into nothing with everything in between feeling equally remarkable.  "Railroad Bill" is Andrew Bird channeling Jerry Jeff Walker to great effects and "Three White Horses" feels haunting and catchy.
    But to single out songs really does does the album a disservice.  This is an album best enjoyed all at once.  HOG is also pretty short with only 8 tracks.  It becomes an album that you can say to yourself after it's finished "Yeah, I'll listen to that again"