SECRET RSVP-ONLY SHOW AT WOMBLETON TOMORROW NIGHT (Thur May 31, 9PM) – SOLD OUT! (sorry)

New Zealand’s The Clean play Wombleton 5/31/12 – See the legendary Flying Nun stars up close and personal – RSVP ASAP

SORRY – RSVP LIST IS FULL!!!

If you’d like to see THE CLEAN tomorrow night, act fast &  send your name & the phrase “RSVP CLEAN” in the subject line to wombletonrecords-at-gmail. VERY limited space is available, so please await confirmation before heading over. $10 donation.

POST-GIG UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who came out for our intimate, psychedelic little evening with The Clean. It was a great set which included the songs “Fish”, “Getting Older”, “Hold On To The Rail”, “Anything Can Happen”, “Secret Place”, “Lemming” and several other fab hits! Here’s a photo from the show courtesy of David Orlando:

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45 RPM Clearance Sale – Sun May 13th, 2012 12pm – 6pm; One day only! All 7″ single format records on sale plus hundreds of never-before seen cheapies on the sidewalk

We're clearing out the not-as-nicely manicured Wombleton back room!

We at Wombleton Records, as we prepare for our upcoming buying trip to England & Scotland next week, have had the last-minute inspiration to clear out some 45s to make room for the incoming shipment of goodies. Additionally, a friend of ours will be selling hundreds of 70s & 80s soul, r&b, disco & pop 45s at cheap price points $1.00, $2.00. None of these have seen the light of day- and we haven’t had time to screen for rare boogie, so get yourselves over to Wombleton this upcoming Sunday May 13th between noon & 6pm.

In the store we’ll have the following discounts for ONE DAY ONLY… including on our recent white hot Holland arrivals (glam, cosmic disco, post-punk) which we normally wouldn’t put on sale for another two or three months, so come scoop it up!

Reggae 45s (designated boxes) will be 50% off!

All other 45s $20 & under will be 25% off.

Over $20 45s are 10% off, plus:

Hundreds and hundreds of $1 singles on the sidewalk- cheaper the more you buy!

Also I will have already gone through a bunch of stuff that’s been sitting for a while and marked them down, so there will be double-dip savings THIS SUNDAY ONLY!

AND we’ll offer additional quantity deals if you stack/stock up this Sunday.

More news:

Wombleton is starting a monthly DJ Party at a real ‘class’ joint called MONTY BAR downtown. Our new night, THE WOMBLE HOP, will happen on the first Sunday of every month. We had our freshman initiation party last weekend (smashing time had by all) and we’re doing a one-off at the same venue TONIGHT (Friday May 11th 10pm til late) with DJ buddies Ian Marshall & Chad Brown! (see flyer below)

The Womble Hop happens at Monty bar the 1st Sunday of each month

Lastly, please befriend Wombleton Records spokesperson & resident Womble Hop DJ Alfie Noakes on facebook if you’d like to be kept up to date on upcoming events & sales. We like to keep our email list mailings to a minimum, so please ‘friend’ Alfie for a less confrontational slew of updates from us here at Wombleton.

Alfie will be sure to tell you all about our upcoming secret live gig at Wombleton featuring a legendary New Zealand band who began in the early 1980s on Flying Nun Records.  Stay tooned for more on that!

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RECORD STORE DAY 2012 – LOS ANGELES – WOMBLETON RECORDS, 5123 YORK BLVD, LA, CA 90042 IN HIGHLAND PARK! FRI 4/20/12 & SAT 4/21/12

Wombleton: Not your average Los Angeles Record Store Day - April 21, 2012

Exciting plans are afoot at Wombleton Records for the 2012 Record Store Day Weekend here in LA. Again this year, we will not be carrying any exclusive RSD product but instead we promise a fresh, one-of-kind selection of hundreds upon hundreds upon hundreds of hot-off-the-airplane used LPs & picture sleeve 45s from Holland, France, Germany, Belgium & other premier European music capitals. This year, come experience Record Store Day at Wombleton and see everything you can’t find at other shops in the USA– tons of original press, country-of-origin 60s / 70s / 80s / 90s Krautrock, Nederbeat, Post-Punk, French Pop, Glam, Cosmic & Italo Disco, Proggy Folk ‘n’ Psych, Euro Synth Pop, 90s UK Britpop / indie & more!  **SNEAK PREVIEW IN PHOTOS BELOW**

* RECORD STORE EVE * – FRIDAY APRIL 20, 2012, 8pm  EUROPEAN NEW ARRIVALS PARTY!!! The celebration begins Friday April 20 at 8pm ‘til Midnight w/ DJ Noah Wallace (Hammered Satin). We’ve entered the next phase in our ongoing series of legendary overseas buying trips- with more, bigger, better, cheaper used vinyl stock! First come, first served; not to be missed! Refreshments provided, too!

* RECORD STORE DAY * – SATURDAY APRIL 21, 2012 – 10am until 10pm – The fun continues with even more of the new (used) European LPs & singles hitting the floor for the first time. AND what’s more SLOW MOTION DJ’s Zane & Mikey will be spinning a spidery sonic web from apx 2pm – 5pm. Do it all this year!  Check out the exclusive RSD stock at the likes of Permanent, Freakbeat, Atomic, Vacation, Rockaway, Origami, Amoeba and company but don’t forget  to come to Wombleton this year where we’ll put the wide-world of vinyl at your fingertips on Record Store Day- we’ve made an extra-special effort to get some groovy, incredible, rare stuff together from abroad for RSD Los Angeles!!!

Record Store Day at Wombleton: used records from shops, collections and markets all over the world at you fingertips... right here in Los Angeles, April 21st, 2012

And, for you CLEANERS FROM VENUS & MARTIN NEWELL fans out there, we are your CLEANERS HQ this year! We will have tons of the NEW VINYL LP BOX SETS from Captured Tracks on hand, as well as some The Wake & Medicine boxed sets in limited quantities, too!

Cleaners From Venus, a limited quantity of box sets will be available on Record Store Day 2012 at Wombleton Records in Los Angeles

Try something different this Record Store Day, Los Angeles… Try Wombleton!

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WOMBLETON RECORD STORE DAY 2012 SNEAK PREVIEW, L.A.

Record Store Day 2012 pre-party GOODIES FROM EUROPE, 8pm Friday April 20 at Wombleton Records, Los Angeles

This Record Store Day (and the night before) at Wombleton Records, Los Angeles, we will have one-of-a-kind treats imported from Europe. Not just limited RSD product- impossibly rare original press import titles you won't want to miss.

Visit what L.A. Weekly called "Best Indie Record Store" this Record Store Day, April 21, 2012. Our exclusive party starts the night before (Fri 8pm), so don't miss out!

Wombleton Records - Los Angeles Record Store Day 2012

The Highland Park, Los Angeles Record Store Day party at Wombleton, Fri 4/20/12 8pm - 12am & Sat 4/21/12 10am to 10pm

Los Angeles Record Store Day 2012 - Wombleton is just minutes from Hollywood

Name them all (A sides AND B sides) and win a $1 off coupon for the upcoming Record Store Day 2012 celebration at Wombleton Records, Los Angeles

AND THESE ARE ALL THE REAL THING- NOT REISSUES! ALL OF THIS & MUCH, MUCH MORE WILL BE IN THE BINS FRIDAY NIGHT, RECORD STORE EVE AT 8PM ‘TIL MIDNITE. DON’T MISS OUT THIS RECORD STORE DAY, LOS ANGELES!

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Early Spring Sale – Saturday March 31st & Sunday April 1st – All Prices Slashed! Up to 50% off storewide! Sat 12pm – 8pm, Sun 12pm – 6pm.

Bargains galore! Bulk deals in addition to the above discounts!

Deals on Wheels This Weekend
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Wombleton Winter Hours: Now open TUESDAY thru SUNDAY! ALSO, this SAT (FEB 4th) Wombleton’s DJ Ian M joins Short Shorts and Chris Ziegler at FOOTSIE’S for the LA Record’s weekly DJ party TOTAL WRECK!

WINTER HOURS

Tuesday – 12 ’til 6pm

Wednesday – 12 ’til 6pm

Thursday – 12 ’til 8pm

Friday – 12 ’til 8pm

Saturday – 12 ’til 8pm

Sunday – 12 ’til 6pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE LIVE ABOUT A MILE AWAY FROM THE SHOP, SO APPOINTMENTS ARE ALWAYS POSSIBLE ON ANY DAY AT ANY HOUR, ESPECIALLY FOR YOU OUT-OF-TOWNERS. JUST GIVE US A CALL!

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WE WISH YOU A WOMBLING HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!! ***Over three hours of pre-mixed New Year’s Eve PARTY MUSIC for you*** Read this post for details. Shop open today 12 until 6pm.

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM WOMBLETON RECORDS!

Come to THE WOMBLE HOP this New Year's Eve

Today, Saturday December 31st, is your last chance this year to shop or redeem gift certificates UNTIL NEXT YEAR, so get over to Wombleton Records today between noon and 6pm and pick-up that crazy disco remix 12-inch for your big party tonight… we also stock lots of depressing music, too, so if you’re staying in tonight maybe we have that special downer of a singer-songwriter LP that fits the bill perfectly.

Now speaking of music, as we rarely do on the Wombleton blog, if you are having a little party chez toi tonight and haven’t organized the services a disk jock, we’ve got just thing. OVER THREE HOURS of WOMBLETON NEW YEARS EVE PARTY MIXES split up into seven 20 to 40 minute MP3 chunks. You can download all of these and burn them to three CDrs or load them into your iTunes from the following links:

New Years Eve Womblemixes (Phases 1 thru 5):

https://rcpt.yousendit.com/1328794442/8aca511412f4c633954ddc6acf5eb1e4

New Years Eve Womblemixes (Phases 6 & 7):

https://rcpt.yousendit.com/1328799220/7566e62ea7e7878b6a02969087e35c0f

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Blake Xolton & The Martians: “Merry Christmas” (1980) *Wombletune of the Day*

Blake Xolton & The Martians: “Merry Christmas” (1980)

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A Bomp comp featuring today's track by Blake Xolton

Season’s greetings everyone! Thanks for shopping with us during the holidays. Special hours this week…We will be open on Monday Dec 26 from 12pm ’til 6pm for Boxing Day, so we hope to see you then. Then back to regular hours Wed – Sat. 

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HOLIDAY SHOPPING HOURS, GIFT IDEAS- IMPORTED RARE USED RECORDS, ATTRACTIVE VINTAGE TURNTABLES, FANCY GIFT CERTIFICATES, OBSCURE POP MEMORABILIA…

Ho ho, ho’s: We are open late every night this week right up until 6pm on Xmas eve, so you should have plenty of time to make it to Wombleton to pick up some goodies which would make great holiday presents. Gift ideas include a very limited supply of attractive, direct-drive vintage 70s & 80s turntables, the ever-popular Wombleton Gift Certificate and various little gifts like vintage pop pins, posters & weird indie cassettes like a great Celluloid French New Wave compilation, Orange Juice: Flexi Sessions or The Raincoats: Kitchen Tapes. We also have a store full of that giant load of fresh used LPs & 45s recently imported from England & Scotland. Original press Britpop, Twee, Shoegaze, Glam, UK Beat-Psych, Folk Rock, Cool Prog, Krautrock, Bubblegum, Connoisseur-grade 70s Soft Rock, Post-Punk & DIY, Cosmic Disco, 80s synth funk, Girl Group, French Pop, Pub Rock, Punk Punk, Italo, Ethereal, Power Pop & more! We’re not just saying it either, we have thousands of original UK & European pressings of the titles YOU want. Come and see for yourself!

HOLIDAY SHOPPING HOURS:

THURS DEC 22nd – 12pm ’til 10pm

FRI DEC 23rd – 12pm ’til 10pm

SAT DEC 24th – 12pm ’til 6pm-ish

MON DEC 26th “Boxing Day” – 12pm ’til 6pm

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WOMBLETON at AMOEBA?!?! Benevolent local retail giant hosts DJs Ian & Jade representing Wombleton tonight at 7pm ’til 8:30, Wed Dec 21. Free $5-off coupon (Wom) if you come up and say “‘Ello” at Amoeba tonight! *Wombletune of the Day* Richard Kent Style: “Crocodile Tears” (1968)

Xmas Shopping at Wombleton- Best in LA 2011

WOMBLETON at AMOEBA?!?!

Yes, Ian & Jade will be plugging Wombleton tonight as we guest DJ at exciting Amoeba Music. There’s nothing quite like the buzz of Xmas shopping at a big, bustling record store during this time of the season. Whether it was Virgin on Oxford Street, HMV in Piccadilly, Sam’s or A&A’s on Yonge Street, Tower at 4th & Broadway, I was always doing my last-minute holiday hustle at those sorts of places. Sadly, most all of those spots have shut their doors… but you can still get that vibe in at least ONE place on the planet. Right here in Los Angeles at AMOEBA MUSIC. And tonight we will be playing a strange Futur-Edwardian soundtrack which would normally only be heard emanating from our little Wombleton sound system or possibly at the odd WOW! DJ night at the Black Boar. Come and say “Hallo!” and we will give you an exclusive $5 off coupon** redeemable at Wombleton thru Jan 3rd. So you can buy some stuff at Amoeba AND Wombleton; our stock compliment each other’s nicely… both are worth a visit this holiday season! Thank you to Daniel at Amoeba who extended the olive branch and helped to heal the longstanding grudge between our two corporations (just kidding- they have always been very nice to us!).

Now, here’s your Wombletune of the Day. Pinched from Lee “Eclectic Mud” Birchall’s VG Plus holiday swap mix CD, this song rocked me all across and down old Albion a couple weeks ago on my solo road trip from Ediburgh to Manchester to London. Thanks Lee, a guy who truly has “ears” as they say in the biz.

RICHARD KENT STYLE: “CROCODILE TEARS” (1968)

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**$5.00 off coupon on purchases of $20 or more, limit one per customer. Valid until 1/3/12.

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Holiday UK New Arrivals Party – 1300 imported used LPs & rare singles from England & Scotland – TUES DEC 13th 8pm till 11pm w/ DJ TURQUOISE WISDOM + *Wombletune of Day* MAG & THE SUSPECTS: “ERECTION” (1982)

ATTENTION KOOL CATS, WE’VE DONE IT AGAIN!

EVEN MORE RECORDS FROM THE UK!

At Wombleton Records we don’t just sit around waiting for cool records to slowly trickle in over the trade counter… and we don’t haunt the local thrift shops and swap meets to dig the same old crud as everybody else. Instead we take action! We risk life, limb and finances to travel overseas on a semi-regular basis gathering rare LPs and 45s to give you something interesting and different to browse through at our shop. This sort of browsing will be going on TOMORROW to an extreme degree THIS TUES DEC 13th at 8pm when we fill up the shelves with roughly 1000 fresh, used imported LPs and 300 singles!
All of this new (used) stock was picked-up over the past two weeks in England & Scotland… in places like this:
This has been our quickest turnaround yet with some of our best SCORES ever! We’ve stocked up on some serious stuff so you can stuff some stockings with the likes of:
Hand-painted Postcard 45s, Sarah singles with the inserts
1st pressings of punk and post-punk classiques-sur-plastique
70s UK progressive & folk rock rarities
Cosmic Disco / Arcade Funk 12-inchers
Crucial reggae selections of the highest order
Britpop, Britpop, Britpop & Shoegaze
Glam, Powerpop, Pub Rock, Northern Soul, Pye Girls & British Beat
Crate Digger’s Deelites & Vinyl Vulture Roadkill
(Percussion, Moog, Breaks & Library Jams)
4ad, Factory, Rough Trade, Glass, Flying Nun, Creation…
AND my personal favorite kind of music: “MORE”!
Furthermore, the fabulous DJ Turquoise Wisdom (Zach Cowie) will be providing the tunes. It’s his first Wombleton gig in over a year, so make an effort to come out on Tuesday & can check out what this certified vinyl maniac had been digging lately! And now here’s a nice shot out the window of the rental car in Scotland:
Anyway, I need to keep it short! No semi-clever, overwrought ramblings this time around- just the facts. Sorry I didn’t get around to taking more pictures; you’ll have to see the new arrivals in person, I guess (or check our facebook page for updates). If you want to pick-up some glamorous, amazing, unusual records for the holiday season LOOK NO FURTHER. There will be lots of exciting seasonal activity around Wombleton over the next couple of weeks. Please check in for updates… more TBA. For now, here’s a calendar of sorts:
TUES DEC 13th, 8pm
BIG UK NEW ARRIVALS PARTY w/ DJ Turquoise Wisdom & refreshments, records (you just read all about it). Photos of some of the 45s (didn’t get a chance to shoot any LPs this time, sorry) are posted below.. but after that KEEP READING cos there’s more FUN to come!
Light and Wispy Pop 80s & 90s pop singles from the UK!
Would you wike some wecords under your TWEE this Chwistmas?
Finally some music with B.A.L.L.S, comparatively speaking
FRI DEC 16th, 5pm
KID FRIENDLY HOLIDAY PARTY w/ DJ Mr. Sophisticado, or Stephen Holman, specializing in deranged UK kiddie music and other assorted groovy oddness from old Albion. We might even show some rare videos of various cool UK kids shows from the 60s & 70s… plus The King’s Singers Christmas Special (1983) to shoo the kids off to bed after the ‘baby disco’. Trumptonians & Chigleyites alike, bring your totz!
Wee ones ‘r’ welcome at Wombleton this Friday, 5pm
SAT DEC 17th, 7pm
FINDER’S KEEPERS VS. WOMBLETON w/ DJ Mahssa Taghinia. Put on your safari hat for this one, because this Saturday nite Mahssa will be your expert guide on a cycl-o-delic trip through far-off, uncharted musical lands. Your chance to get special, cut rate deals on product from B-Music / Finder’s Keepers- perhaps the BEST REISSUE LABEL going! (see flyer below)

MORE SEASONAL IN-STORE EVENTS TBA!!!

And then some very special non-Wombleton happenings to follow are:
MON DEC 19th 
Wombleton’s IAN is DJing at the NEVEREVER residency chez The Echo! A++
WED DEC 21st 
WOMBLETON’S JADE & IAN will be DJing at AMOEBA RECORDS, SUNSET BLVD, LOS ANGELES (“Wait, should I tell people to go to Amoeba or Wombleton, I’m confused!”)
THUR DEC 29th
 IAN reunites with JIMI HEY at his weekly WOW! Dj night at The Black Boar in Eagle Rock for a pre-New Years warm-up
Boney doing his rounds at a local charity shop – 12/3/11 11:30am
Oh, and I almost forgot… a song to help summarize everything.  A song called “Erection”… because the records you’ll see tomorrow will cause such phenomena in the best of you vinyl obsessives.
 MAG & THE SUSPECTS: “ERECTION” (1982)

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