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June 9, 2021

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Chris Steffen Protomartyr’s Joe Casey on the Highs and Lows of His Pandemic Movie Watching

​The frontman and self-professed “big movie dork” shared his thoughts on 10 movies that run the gamut from whimsical rom-coms to an ode to fiery resistance to the story of a rampaging buffalo in India.

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Pitchfork The 51 Most Anticipated Albums of Summer 2021: Billie Eilish, Thom Yorke, Migos, and More

New releases to look forward to in the coming months, from Sleater-Kinney, Lil Nas X, Chvrches, and more

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Ryan Dombal Rostam on How Dave Matthews’ Drummer, a Book About Conflict, and Toasted Sesame Oil Inspired His New Album

The producer and songwriter talks about all the influences that went into his second solo album, Changephobia.

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Philip Sherburne The 14 Best Wireless Headphones for Every Budget

Let our experts help you find a great pair of cordless headphones.

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Sam Richards Buena Vista Social Club album reissued for 25th anniversary

Buena Vista Social Club, the landmark 1996 celebration of Cuban music, is being reissued by World Circuit for its 25th anniversary on September 17.

The deluxe version of the remastered album comes with 19 previously unreleased tracks and alternate takes from the original sessions at Havana’s EGREM/Areito studios in March 1996, convened by Juan de Marcos González, Ry Cooder and Nick Gold. Watch a video for one of those, “Vicenta”, below:

“Vicenta” is vocal duet between Eliades Ochoa and Compay Segundo, written by Segundo, which follows the story of a 1909 fire which destroyed almost all of the village of La Maya, close to Santiago de Cuba, where Ochoa was born.

Buena Vista Social Club brought together great musicians from the golden age of Cuban music and successfully took our traditional music to the rest of the world,” recalls Ochoa. “It allowed me to be recognised internationally by the sones, guarachas, and boleros I had been doing since I was young. It also made me reconnect with musicians with great experiences whom I admired. Buena Vista brought us together through music, and we were a well-run family. On this 25th anniversary, we will remember with deserved pride those great legends who will always be present among us.”

Producer and guitarist Ry Cooder says: “The Buena Vista boys fly high and never lose a feather. If you miss the boat this time, you’ll have the blues forever.”

Peruse the tracklistings for the various formats of Buena Vista Social Club: 25th Anniversary Edition and pre-order here.

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CAS Album of the Month Club: Grace Jones ‘Nightclubbing’

Join us on Sunday 20th June 8PM BST for our Album of the Month Club featuring Grace Jones Nightclubbing. For those that haven’t joined us, it is like a book club get-together on Zoom but for….albums!

If you can’t make the live stream don’t worry, members will also receive a private filmed presentation by Colleen in case they cannot attend the actual event.

Grace Jones recorded her fifth album (and her second New Wave inspired departure from her 70s disco recordings) in Bahamas with a stellar set of musicians known as the Compass Point Allstars. The musicians included Jamaican chart toppers, Sly & Robbie, keyboardist and silent member of Level 42, Wally Badarou, among others all under the direction of Island Records founder, Chris Blackwell and in house label producer, Alex Sadkin. The 9 song collection, 3 of which Grace co-wrote, became the biggest selling album in the Grace Jones catalog and features her most successful US single, ‘Pull Up To The Bumper’. Fashion, Art and Music became one and left a heavy impression for many future pop and rock superstars to take note of.

If you would like to join us subscribe as a Member for £10 here.

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On Sunday morning, Colleen will send all participants a ‘Musical Lead-Up Playlist’ that sets the musical context for the album and will include influences and contemporaries. This is to be listened to in your own time before the meeting takes place.

Doors open at 7:45 and after we all greet one another, Colleen tells the story behind the album. We then listen to the album in real time on whichever device or format that is available to you (vinyl, CD, streaming).

Once the album finishes, we unmute ourselves and have a discussion about the album and our listening experience. This is a great way to connect with people, especially for those of us who are in Lockdown and I truly hope you can join us. If you are a subscribed Supporter or Punter, you can always upgrade your subscription to Member status and you will not be charged twice.

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Our events really resonate with people and one of our newest members sent this testimonial after her first Album Club last month:

“I wanted to thank you for the warm welcome and the knowledge there are friendly like minded people across the world out there and you brought us all together through a shared love of music. That is awesome. I have been mostly alone through the pandemic (am single, live alone – and yes do have the requisite cats to complete the stereotype!😂) My 25 + year career has been in events, currently in the West End of London so in my “normal” life I would be out at least 3/4 times a week. That has all obviously completely stopped for me and it has been a somewhat of a struggle mentally, music has kept me sane and Sunday’s event really helped my sanity. I truly hope to meet you in real life at some point to say thank you in person and look forward to engaging in more events.” – Angela

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We look forward to seeing you all at The Album Club on the Sunday 20th June 8PM BST at 8pm BST! Thanks for listening.

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CAS Behind The Counter US 2021: Permanent Records, Los Angeles (Episode 7 of 12)

This week’s episode features Permanent Records in Los Angeles. “Everybody wants to work in a record store, I think the answer to why is obvious, to be around music and records and the people who want to also be around them. I laugh numerous times a day working in a record store, the people I get to work with are hilarious and they make it easy to whistle while I work.” Lance Barresi

Behind The Counter is a 12 part video series that tells the stories behind the wonderful world of independent record stores.

Presented by Classic Album Sundays and Record Store Day in partnership with Bowers & Wilkins.

A new episode will drop every Thursday in the run up to #RSD21​​ which will share the unique stories from around the US. Get to know your local shops!

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