Saturday, 26 June 2010

Built To Spill, The Dead Weather, Juan Atkins, Jamaican Records dub LPs and more

We had some new stock in today, so here's a selection of what came in:

The Dead Weather - Sea Of Cowards CD
The second album by this American supergroup. Sludgy and smokey blues rock, as you'd expect. Very good it is too.

Built To Spill - There Is No Enemy double LP
This is the band's first LP since 2006's You In Reverse. Top drawer indie rock.

Wildbirds & Peacedrums - Iris 12"
Numbered, limited edition white vinyl from the Swedish husband and wife duo.

Various dub LPs on Jamaican records
Niney The Observer, The Aggrovators, Soul Syndicate etc. This is all top notch stuff. Highly recommended.

Juan Atkins - 20 Years Of Metroplex double CD
This amazing compilation on Tresor covers the years 1985 to 2005, and features Model 500, Cybotron, Infiniti, 3MB, Channel One and Vision. You know that this is some of the best Detroit techno out there, I don't need to say much more.

Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky, Puzzle, Infinity Land and The Vertigo Of Bliss are all in on CD.

Leftism and Rhythm & Stealth are both in on CD.

Congratulations and Oracular Spectacular are both in on CD.

More updates when more stock arrives!

Friday, 25 June 2010

Coming in

OK, well all the Tortoise vinyls are gone, I didn't think they'd last long!

So I've had some confirmation of stock that's on its way to us here in goes...mostly new releases, apart from My Bloody Valentine, Wooden Shjips and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart on vinyl. Here goes:

Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Juan Atkins, Built To Spill, Chrome Hoof, Ty Segall, Twin Sister, Quack Quack, Wooden Shjips, Moon Duo, Shit & Shine, Mount Carmel, Magic Lantern, Woods, King Midas Sound, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Suicide covers 10" records (Primal Scream, Klaxons, Peaches, Gavin Friday, The Horrors), Fabienne Delsol, Thee Headcoatees, My Bloody Valentine and the Gnod/White Hills split.

Most of that's on vinyl, Juan Atkins is CD only. Some stuff is coming in on CD and LP, like Chrome Hoof, Woods, King Midas Sound and Ty Segall.

This is just a taster for what's coming in, there will be more - some dub LPs are on their way in too. More info will be posted here as and when the stock arrives, so keep your eyes on the blog for more news.

Thanks for reading. Leave a comment if you want - let us know what you think of the stuff we're getting in, what you'd like to see, is most welcome.

See you soon, hopefully.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Recent additions and more to come

Here are some recent additions to our stock at Dragon Records:

TORTOISE - back in 1996 Tortoise released four 12" records of remixes. We have all four in stock at the price of £4 each. Remixers on the records are UNKLE, John McEntire, Oval, Springheel Jack, Bedouin Ascent & Jim O'Rourke, Luke Vibert and Bundy K Brown. We only have one copy of each in, so if you want one (or all of them!) get down and pick 'em up!

SONIC BOOM - we've got a few Sonic Boom related releases in, one by Magnetophone on one-sided pink vinyl, a Swallow 7" on red vinyl, and a 12" EP by Sunray.

THERAPY? - more stuff in, on 7" this time. Teethgrinder and Shortsharpshock, both on coloured vinyl.

TINDERSTICKS - the 4-track Kathleen EP is in, with the title track being a Townes Van Zandt cover. Only 5000 were made, this is the only copy instore.

DJ FORMAT - the mix that he did for Fabric is in on CD. He's playing here soon so this is a taster of what you might get at the gig. A good mix of soul, funk, hip hop and more.

GARBAGE - Queer, Only Happy When It Rains, Milk and two copies of Stupid Girl are in. These are the limited edition 7" records, so there are all sorts of stuff on them - holograms, cloth bags, perspex of each, apart from Stupid Girl, there are two of those, but in different coloured cloth bags. Worth a look if Shirley and the boys are your thing.

On the noisier end of things, we've got stuff in by AIR CONDITIONING, BLACK DICE, ROBEDOOR, SNOWBLOOD, ZODIACS, HEY COLOSSUS, CAN'T and CLOCKCLEANER to name but a few.

If you're feeling soulful, bluesy, funky or jazzy, check out MONGO SANTAMARIA, LITTLE WALTER, JAMES CARR, JIMMY McGRIFF, JIMMY SMITH and more.

If dancing's your thing then can we tempt you with UNDERWORLD, SABRES OF PARADISE, LEFTFIELD, or the many 12" records we have in?

And don't forget our psychedelic, hip hop and reggae too - DJ SHADOW, AUTOMATO, DJ KRUSH, ZUN ZUN EGUI, THE NOMADS, KEITH HUDSON, KING TUBBY and NINEY THE OBSERVER are all in our racks. EDIT - Niney's gone - try KING TUBBY or the compilations from TREASURE ISLE or RANDY'S studios instead.

Stuff we're hopefully getting in over the next week (if it's in stock with our distributors!) includes JUAN ATKINS, BUILT TO SPILL, WILDBIRDS & PEACEDRUMS, MAGIC LANTERN (my personal favourite album of the year so far), MOON UNIT, MOUNT CARMEL, WOODS, TWIN SISTER, CHROME HOOF, AWESOME COLOR, MADVILLAIN, PEANUT BUTTER WOLF, THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART and KING MIDAS more!

We'll continue to update this blog whenever we get stuff in or have something to say, so thanks for reading!

Hope to see you in the shop soon.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Belfast's newest record shop

Hello, thanks for popping by to take a look at this blog. Seeing as we've never blogged before, this might take a bit of getting used to but we'll do our best.

So, here we are.

Dragon Records is Belfast's newest record shop and we're on the first floor of 58 Wellington Place in Belfast, between the Lounge Cafe and Up & Running. We try and stock as much interesting music as we can - indie, rock, psychedelic, soul, noise, jazz, blues, hip hop, funk, dance, experimental, reggae and so on...and we stock vinyl and CD.

We're also happy to buy and trade if we like the look of your stuff. If you've got anything sitting round your place that you think we might be interested in, pop in and let us have a look.

We're open Monday to Saturday, from 11 til 6 (we're open from 10 on Saturdays).

If you're a musician yourself, and have something to sell, drop in, we'll certainly help you get your music out there. The same goes for promoters - if you've got any flyers or posters that you'd like us to put up in the shop just drop some in.

It's early days for us, we've been open about seven weeks, and any feedback about the shop is welcome, whether on this blog, or on our Facebook (Dragon Records Belfast), MySpace (, Twitter ( or on the local music forum for Northern Ireland, Fastfude (username is Dragon Records).

So if you want some Zun Zun Egui, Stereolab, Ornette Coleman, Super Furry Animals, Gravitar, Tortoise, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Black Dice, Therapy?, Garbage, Biohazard, King Tubby, The Jesus & Mary get the picture...pop in and see if anything takes your fancy.

We'll try and update this as and when stock comes in or we have something interesting to tell you. We're expecting some new stock in this week and next, and also copies of Stool Pigeon magazine, so keep your eyes peeled for that.