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Italians Do It Better Reissues on Colored Vinyl

Desire II Green Colored Vinyl LP

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Excellent 2009 release from Desire, the Montreal group produced by Johnny Jewel. The moody cosmic disco sound of II still sounds great, and let’s not forget how perfect “Under Your Spell” was in the film Drive.

Chromatics Kill For Love Split Colored Vinyl 2LP

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Another fine LP from Italians Do It Better, Kill For Love by Chromatics, is also back on split colored vinyl. Production is also handled by Mr. Jewel, and the emotive rock of “Lady,” “Back From The Grave,” “These Streets Will Never Look The Same,” and more are as #MOOD af as ever.

Johnny Jewel Lost River Soundtrack 180g Colored Vinyl 3LP

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Lastly, here is the soundtrack to Ryan Gosling’s (seen La La Land yet?) directorial debut, Lost River. Once again, Johnny Jewel is behind the music, and the eclectic, vintage vibe is created with help from Chromatics, Desire, and Glass Candy.

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Italian Parking Only

Sought out reissues from Italians Do It Better alumni Chromatics and Desire. Both Chromatics seeing Clear wax reissues, Kill For Love and Night Drive are producer Johnny Jewels’ crowning achievements truly showcasing his now honed in skill of producing albums that should have been your favorite underground Synth Pop Not Pop albums in the 80s. These are the kinds of things your older cousin had that you thought was weird but you “got it” when you finally became their age.

Chromatics Night Drive (Clear Vinyl) 2LP
Chromatics Night Drive (Clear Vinyl) 2LP

Chromatics Kill For Love (Clear Vinyl, Free MP3) 2LP
Chromatics Kill For Love (Clear Vinyl, Free MP3) 2LP

Desire is a group out of Montreal that creates music in the same style we have come to love from Chromatics / IDIB camp, moody synth excursions that can soundtrack Stevie Nicks home video tapes. Some of you might recognize the track “Under Your Spell” from a little movie called Drive starring some guy named Ryan Gosling.

Desire II LP
Desire II LP

All titles are now available at Turntable Lab. Check out Italians Do It Better for more great releases from Chromatics, Glass Candy y mas!

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The Box Score Breakdown

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Every Tuesday we update our bestseller charts (“Lab Box Scores”) to keep you in the loop of what Labheads are buying. There’s two charts (music, non-music), and I’ll be analyzing each chart every week on the blog.

Not to scratch our own wax, but the Turntable Lab t-shirts seem to be tearing up the charts this time around. Our most recent, the Nothingness Shirt, took 3rd place with the TTL NY Shirt closed behind in 5th. Head over to the site to check out the rest of the TTL line. Here are some other notables:

#3 Music Chart
Stepping Into Third Place With Style And Grace:
Notorious B.I.G.: Ready to Die (180g) 2LP

Notorious B.I.G.: Ready to Die (180g) 2LP

#5 Music Chart
Johnny Jewel On The Rise:
Italians Do It Better: After Dark 2 3LP / CD

Italians Do It Better: After Dark 2 3LP / CD

#9 Music Chart
I Believe You Have My Stapler:
Office Space: The Motion Picture Soundtrack (Clear Vinyl) LP

Office Space: The Motion Picture Soundtrack (Clear Vinyl) LP

#16 Music Chart
Detriot In Effect:
Funkinevil: Ignorant / In The Grid 12″

Funkinevil: Ignorant / In The Grid 12"

#6 Other Chart
Represent Like The UN:
10 Deep: Marathon Navigator 5 Panel – Multi

10 Deep: Marathon Navigator 5 Panel - Multi

#12 Other Chart
Limited Edition Beat Junkies Vinyl:
Beat Junkies: 20th Anniversary Serato Control Vinyl 12″ – Neon Glow In The Dark

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#20 Other Chart
Turntable Of The Week:
Vestax: PDX3000 MK2 DJ Turntable

Vestax: PDX3000 MK2 DJ Turntable

#22 Other Chart
Freshen Up Your Technics:
Isonoe: Isolation System – Turntable Feet (4 Units)

Isonoe: Isolation System - Turntable Feet (4 Units)

Check out the full charts here:
Lab Box Score: Music Chart
Lab Box Score: Other Chart

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Chromatics Night Drive (Deluxe Edition) 2LP

2013 limited edition repress on snow white vinyl! Classic album from 2007, the shift from garage post punkers to glitzy nostalgic Disco was full fledged and this album represents them climbing to their best. Limited to 500 copies, so act fast!

Chromatics Night Drive White Vinyl

Chomatics Night Drive White Vinyl

Chromatics Night Drive (Deluxe Edition) 2LP on snow White vinyl is now available at Turntable Lab! Be sure to check out the rest of The Chromatics catalog for more synthy lo-fi Disco.

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Italians Do It Better After Dark 2 3LP / CD

Mike Simonetti and company are back with the second volume in their “After Dark” series. The first volume was a huge hit amongst the lab heads. With Johnny Jewel at the mixing console, we are getting a unified sound of gloomy synthy coke binge boogie nights under belly jams from familiar faces including Farah, Chromatics, Glass Candy, and label founder Mike Simonetti contributions. Vinyl version is a triple LP pressed on clear vinyl with individual full color sleeves and inserts. Doing some internet snooping Italians Do It Better celebrated by giving us the instrumentals for free!

Italians Do It Better Volume 2

Italians Do It Better Vol. 2

Italians Do It Better After Dark 2 3LP / CD is now available at Turntable Lab. Be sure to check out Italians Do It Better’s catalog here at Turntable Lab for some great modern vintage JAMS!

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Check out Mike Simonetti on Boiler Room back in May.

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Chromatics Cover New Order

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The Chromatics have been on a constant rise to indie stardom over the last few years and 2012 saw new heights for the once very different sounding Post Punk, angular band. Coming off their recent stint as “house band” for the Chanel runway show, fans eagerly await the release of the performance. Though we are gonna have to wait on that, they recently blessed the masses with an excellent cover of Joy Division New Order’s Ceremony. With half-time drum sequencing and the ever present chorused guitar progression that makes the song, New Order should be proud to hear another great rendition of their classic tune.

BONUS
Just as New Order used the Ian Curtis penned Ceremony for their debut single, Xiu Xiu covered Ceremony in 2002 on their debut EP “Chapel Of The Chimes”.

Let’s here it for Factory Records and the legacy they have left behind and to Italians Do It Better for continuing the avant dance sound.

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Symmetry Themes For An Imaginary Film (Chromatics) 3LP Italians Do It Better

With all the rumors going around that Johnny Jewel’s Symmetry project was supposed to be the soundtrack for Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive we were stoked when we finally got the vinyl for Themes For An Imaginary Film in. The producer has out done himself with this latest effort. It might challenge your expectations, but it’s definitely worth picking up. Italians Do It Better has also reissued Chromatics’ Night Drive and Kill For Love. The latter of which was supposed to have been repressed on ice blue vinyl, but from what we have seen so far we got part of the small batch was repressed on the original magenta color. All these titles are great additions to your collection.

Chromatics Kill For Love (Colored Vinyl) 2LP Italians Do It Better

Chromatics Night Drive (Deluxe Edition) 2LP Italians Do It Better

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Italians Do It Better Restock

We just restocked a bunch of IDIB titles! Get ’em before they’re gone. Along with all that we’ve got label boss’ Mike Simonetti’s Circadian Rhythms 12″ pic disc. Quite a nice piece of wax.

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Mike Simonetti – Circadian Rhythms (Picture Disc) 12″

Italians Do It Better Solid Gold Vinyl Record 12"

Italians Do It Better – Solid Gold – A Collection Of Singles CD

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Glass Candy – Geto Boys / Animal Imagination 12″

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Glass Candy – Feeling Without Touching 12″

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Glass Candy – Beatbox CD

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Desire – II CD

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