Monday, April 28, 2014

New Arrivals: Vintage Vinyl for the End of April

A sample of the vintage vinyl that has come into the shop over the last few days. We get new records in all the time. We have also just bought a mini-collection of 45s and about 200 old-school Hip-Hop 12" singles that we are slowly putting out at $5 each or 3 for $12. Tons of fun stuff there.

Here's the latest:

Beatles, Blue Album 1967-1970
Beatles, Rock n Roll Music (2LP)
Billie Holiday, The Original Recordings (Columbia)
CCR, Cosmos Factory
Chad and Jeremy, 
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Deja Vu
David Bowie, Images 1966-1967 (2LP)
Dinizulu African Troupe, Electrifying Sounds of Mystical Africa
Doors, Greatest Hits
Doors, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine
Ernie Smith, Greatest Hits
Fleetwood Mac, Rumours
Frank Zappa, Sleep Dirt
Glenn Gould, Bach: The Goldberg Variations (1982)
Glenn Gould, Bach: The Goldberg Variations (1973)
Iron Maiden, Powerslave
Joni Mitchell, Ladies of the Canyon
Led Zeppelin, old man cover
Lou Donaldson, Everything I Play is Funky
Michael Jackson, Thriller
Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd, Meddle
Staple Singers, Be What You Are
U2, War
Voices of East Harlem, Right on Be Free
Yes, 90125


Friday, April 18, 2014

New Arrivals: Grand Opening/Record Store Day/Easter Saturday

Saturday April 19 is our official Grand Opening. It is also technically Record Store Day. So, we have some new records! See you soon!!!

Big Black, Songs About Fucking
Boards of Canada, Music Has the Right to Children
Boards of Canada, Geodaddy
CCR, Chronicle
Clash, s/t
De La Soul, Three Feet High and Rising
Drive By Truckers, Southern Rock Opera (2LP)
Genius/GZA, Liquid Swords
Grateful Dead, American Beauty
Joy Division, Closer
Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures
Led Zeppelin, Live at Fillmore West
Nas, Illmatic
National, Alligator (green vinyl)
National, Boxer (yellow vinyl)
National, Trouble Will Find Me
Missing Links, Missing Links + bonus 7inch
Modern Lovers, s/t
Public Enemy, Planet Earth (picture disc, ltd ed.)
Sex Pistols, Never Mind the Bollocks
Tribe Called Quest, Low End Theory
various, Superheroines/LA Riot GRRRLS
Velvet Underground, s/t
Velvet Underground, VU and Nico (yellow vinyl)
Velvet Underground, VU and Nico (banana picture disc, ltd edition)
Velvet Underground, Loaded (coloured vinyl)
Velvet Underground, White Light/White Heat (coloured vinyl)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Royal Cat Records Grand Opening is This Saturday!

Here's the press release for the big opening this Saturday:

New Record Store Announces Grand Opening in Downtown Guelph

Guelph, ON, April 19, 2014  --Royal Cat Records announces its Grand Opening with a live performance by Chadillac on Saturday, April 19th. (Record Store Day)

Vinyl records are having a rebirth and local music lovers and shop owners Kara and Bryan Munn are giving Guelph a new space to experience the pleasures of digging through new releases and classic albums. They are opening a new record shop inside their vintage clothing store Meow, located in the heart of downtown.

Royal Cat Records, billing itself as "the big little record shop," will hold its official grand opening on Saturday, April 19, 11am to 7pm at 10 Carden St, Guelph, N1H 3A2 (downstairs). The opening will feature performances by the legendary Chadillac (of Sensi Boyz and Cat People fame), spinning tunes throughout the day.

Royal Cat Records is not only a space to find a rare selection of new and vintage vinyl, but also will host performances by bands and promote local musicians with record launches. "We've already hosted local trio From a Shadowy Planet as part of the recent Kazoo! Festival and hope to have many more events at our shop!" explains owner Kara Munn. "The "Royal" in Royal Cat Records is a tribute to Guelph, the Royal City, and we want to help promote local music not just by selling records but by giving musicians an intimate space to interact with their audience."

Royal Cat Records is a celebration of all things vinyl, giving both the casual music fan and hard-core collector something to enjoy. As owner Bryan Munn acknowledges, "We are record collectors ourselves and have always played and sold records in our store, but now we have this dedicated space with big bins full of records. We are really trying to provide something for everyone here: rock, jazz, hip hop, blues, country, and more!" The store gets new releases and classic reissues in every week and also buys collections of vintage vinyl from local people looking to downsize. 

Royal Cat Records first opened its doors in March, and has been stocking its shelves with everything from rare Led Zeppelin records, as well as new Canadian and U.S. releases ever since. Kara says that the response to the store has been "super positive" so far. "Guelph is a music town and people really love and appreciate all genres of music here. It's really encouraging!"

For any press inquires, comments or thoughts, please contact Kara and Bryan Munn. Phone: (519) 821-7442 or email:


Monday, April 14, 2014

New Vinyl Arrivals: Easter Week

A big Easter Basket full of new records was mysteriously delivered to Royal Cat Records this week. Here's a sample of the chocolate-y vinyl goodness:

Amy Winehouse, Lioness: Hidden Treasure
Clash, Give Em Enough Rope (180 gram)
Del Barber, Headwaters
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Ella & Louie
Husker Du, New Day Rising
Ice Cube, Amerikkka's Most Wanted
Johnny Cash, American Recordings I
Johnny Cash, American Recordings IV: The Man Comes Around
Kanye West, College Dropout
King Tubby, The Roots of Dub
Madvillain: Madvillainy 2: Remixes (MF Doom and MadLib)
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue (180 gram)
Moby, Innocents
Nas, Illmatic XX
Neil Young, Silver and Gold
Residents, Not Available
Skatalites, Play Ska
SNFU, Never Trouble Trouble Until Trouble
Snoop Dogg, Doggystyle
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Mirror Traffic
Van Morrision, Moondance (180 gram)
Various, Rocksteady Fever

Friday, April 11, 2014

Secret Kazoo! Show @ Royal Cat Records

Royal Cat Records is proud to be a sponsor of the ongoing Kazoo! Festival, happening all this weekend around downtown Guelph.

As part of the festival, we are hosting a show inside our record shop space on Saturday!!!!!

Royal Cat Records and Kazoo! present a SPECIAL performance by Guelph’s newest, oldest and only Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet cover band: FROM a Shadowy Planet. Led by Vish Khanna and featuring some talented Guelph mainstays, this is the band’s first show and will blow the roof off Royal Cat (hopefully not literally)!!!!

Check it out between 4:30 and 5:30, Saturday April 12 at 10 Carden Street (downstairs), just across from City Hall, next to Wok's Taste.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April Showers of New Vinyl

A big carload of classics and future classics this week at the Royal Cat Records record store in Guelph. New releases, reissues, and rocking rainbarrels of great records!

Alabama Shakes, Boys and Girls
Amy Winehouse, Back to Black
Anti-Flag, Die for the Government (blue vinyl)
Arcade Fire, Neon Bible
Arcade Fire, The Suburbs
Arcade Fire, Funeral
Arcade Fire, Reflektor
Band, s/t
Band, Music From Big Pink
Billie Holiday, Strange Fruit (Ltd Edition)
Bill Evans Trio, Sunday at the Village
Black Lips, Good Bad Not Evil
Black Sabbath, s/t (180 gram)
Bob Dylan and The Band, Basement Tapes
Bob Marley, Catch a Fire
Bob Marley, Legend
Bob Marley, Soul Rebels
Bowie, The Next Day
Buddy Guy, Stone Crazy
Cream, Fresh Cream
Cure, Disintegration (2LP 180 gram)
Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
Dead Weather, Horehound (2 LP, 180 gram)
Dears, Degeneration Street
DOA, Bloodied But Unbowed (red vinyl)
Donnas, Bitchin (2LP, purple vinyl)
Dr. Dre, The Chronic
Elmore James, I Need You
Exploited, Punks Not Dead
Exploited, Totally Exploited
4 Skins, The Good The Bad and the 4 Skins
Funkadelic, Maggot Brain (180 gram)
Haim, Days Are Gone
Husker Du, Zen Arcade
Jane's Addiction, Nothing's Shocking
Janis Joplin, Big Brother and the Holding Company
Janis Joplin, Cheap Thrills
Jay Z, The Black Album
Jay Z, The Blueprint
Jimi Hendrix, Electric Ladyland
Jimi Hendrix, Band of Gypsies
John Coltrane, Blue Train
John Coltrane, A Love Supreme
John Mayall, Bluesbreakers
Kurt Vile, Smoke Ring for my Halo
Kurt Vile, Wakin on a Pretty Daze
Lady Gaga, The Fame (2LP)
Modest Mouse, The Moon and Antarctica
My Bloody Valentine, Before Loveless (2LP)
Neil Young and Crazyhorse, Americana (2LP)
Neko Case, The Worse Things Get The Harder I Fight
Nick Drake, Five Leaves Left
Nine Inch Nails, Pretty Hate Machine
Ornette Coleman, The Shape of Jazz to Come
Outkast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Parquet Courts, Light Up Gold
Pearl Jam, Ten
Pharcyde, Bizarre Ride II
Pixies, Doolittle
Pokey LaFarge, s/t
Portishead, Dummy
Queen, News of the World
Rancid, And Out Come the Wolves
Rezillos, Can't Stand the Rezillos (180 gram)
Savages, Silence Yourself
Sigur Ros, Kveikur
Sisters of Mercy, Floodland
Slayer, Reign in Blood
Snoop Dogg, 7 Days of Funk
Specials, s/t
Speedy Ortiz, Major Arcana
Steve Malkmus and the Jicks, Wig Out at Jagbags
Stooges, Fun House
Thelonious Monk, Brilliant Corners
Thelonious Monk, and John Coltrane
Tom Waits, Mule Variations
Tom Waits, Heart of Saturday Night
Velvet Underground, s/t
Vibrators, Pure Mania
Wanda Jackson, Rockin' With Wanda
Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Wu-Tang Clan, Enter the Wu-Tang/36 Chambers

Monday, April 7, 2014

Kazoo! Fest 2014 is This Week!!!!

Royal Cat Records is pleased to be a sponsor of Kazoo! Fest 2014, happening this week in Guelph. An independent music and art festival, Kazoo! features a ton of indy and underground musical acts and visual artists in a variety of intimate venues stretched over downtown, running April 9 to April 13. Check out the Kazoo! site for complete details and wonderful features about the bands, artists, venues, and other sponsors. You can also pick up the handy Kazoo! guide booklet at stores all over downtown. This year's image was designed by international cartoonist superstar Marc Bell, who will also be a feature attraction at this year's Kazoo! Print Expo, an comics/zine fair/art event that runs as part of the larger festival this Saturday, April 12. Check it out!

Kazoo! Fest 2014 (Video Trailer) from a Pocket History of Mars on Vimeo.