Saturday, April 25, 2015

New Records for April 25

We're still recovering from Record Store Day, but we did manage to get in a small shipment of records this week, including some RSD exclusives that didn't make it to us in time for the big day! 

 Check it: 

Allman Brothers. Live at Fillmore
Animals, I’m in Love 10” (RSD)
Bad Brains, Pay to Cum! 7”
Bad Brains, s/t (picture disc)
Beatles, Abbey Road
Billy Bragg, Life’s a Riot Between the Wars
Black Keys, The Big Come Up
Bry Webb, Free Will
Darondo, Listen to My Song
David Bowie, Life on Mars 7” (picture sleeve)
Flaming Lips, Brainville 10” (RSD)
Fleetwood Mac, Rumours
Gories, House Rockin
Guns and Roses, Appetite for Destruction
Jack White, Lazaretto
J Dilla, Love 7” (RSD)
Johnny Winter, It’s My Life Baby (RSD)
Junior Wells, Hoodoo Man Blues
Link Wray, Early Recordings
Mumford and Sons, RSD 7”
Nas, Illmatic
Neil Young, A Letter Home
Neko Case, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (RSD)
NWA, Niggas 4 Life
Pixies, Bossanova
REM / Syd Barrett, Dark Globe (RSD)
Run the Jewels (special edition 2lp)
Stooges, A Thousand Lights (Live 1970)
Stooges, Live in Detroit (picture disc)
Stooges, s/t
Swans, To Be Kind
Taylor Swift, 1989
Thee Mighty Caesars, English Punk Rock Explosion
Tom Waits, Live Ivanhoe Theatre 1976 (clear vinyl)
TV on the Radio, Trouble
Ty Segall, s/t
Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City
Various, Shogun Assassin ST (RSD)
Various, The Darjeeling Limited ST (RSD)
Various, The Weeny Man
Velvet Underground, Foggy Notion 7”
Velvet Underground, s/t
Velvet Underground, VU with NICO
Velvet Underground, White Light White Heat
White Stripes, Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground 7”
White Stripes, Icky Thump (2LP/180g)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Record Store Day: The Aftermath!

Thank you everyone for making Record Store Day 2015 so amazing. It was our first year as an "official" participant and we didn't know what to expect but we were overwhelmed with the number of people who showed up. Tons of new faces but also many of our regulars and friends who have helped make Royal Cat Records such a fun place to be over the past year. Thank you all! We love you! And thanks for Chadillac for providing the soundtrack! What a day!

We received quite a few of the "hot" RSD releases and quickly sold out of many. These include the in-demand White Stripes "Get Behind Me Satan" and a few others. But we do have some remaining titles that you may be looking for, so here's a list, starting off with some highlights:

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Record Store Day 2015: List of Special Releases

It's finally here! Today is Record Store Day at Royal Cat Records. You can see the list of RSD special releases we have in the shop below. Besides these, the store is chock full of tons of cool records and other limited edition goodness. Also, all used vinyl is on sale: 20% off.

Here's the list:

A$AP Rocky, Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 7” 14.99
Bernard Hermann, Psycho Soundtrack 7” 17.99
Black Keys / Junior Kimbrough, Meet Me in the City 7” 11.99 (x 2)
Bob Dylan, The Night We Called it a Day 7” 14.99
Boss Kong, Viet-Kong 7” 13.99
Brian Wilson, The Right Time 7” 12.99
Citizen Dick, Touch Me I’m Dick 7” 14.99
David Bowie / Tom Verlaine, Kingdom Come 7” 12.99
Death Cab for Cutie, Bad Reputation 7” 12.99
Death From Above 1979, Trainwreck/Government 10” (RSD2015) 19.99
Deep Purple, Black Night 7” 12.99
Dils, I Hate the Rich 7” 14.99
Dire Straits, Honky Tonk Demos 19.99
D’Angelo, Charade 7” 14.99
Jimi Hendrix, Purple Haze 7” 11.99 (x3)
Kinks, Kinksize Hits 14.99
Kinks, Kinksize Session 7” 14.99
Lydia Loveless / Cory Branan, I would Die 4U/Under the Cherry Moon 7” 9.99
Marvin Gaye, How Sweet It Is 7” 14.99
Metallica, No Life Till Leather cassette 14.99 (2x)
Procol Harum, Homburg 7” 17.99
Prodigy / Sleaford Mods, IBIZA 7” 19.99
Stranglers / Dionne Warwick, Walk on By 7” 12.99
Various, Star Wars Rebels 7” 13.99 (x2)
Who, Be Lucky/Can’t Explain 7” 16.99
Zombies, She’s Not There 7” 17.99
Foo Fighters, Songs From the Laundry Room
Greg Allman, Whipping Post 10”
Replacements, Alex Chilton 10”
Rocky Horror Picture Show, Time Warp 10”
Sly and the Family Stone, Higher 10”
Stan Getz, Getz/Gilberto 10”
Various, Sessions 64 (girl groups) 10”
Waterboys, Puck’s Blues 10”
Young the Giant, Mirrorball 10”

African Rare Groove (Rough Guide) 
Animals, We’re Gonna Howl 
Bruce Springsteen, Born in the USA 
Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run 
Bruce Springsteen, Darkness on the Edge of Town 
Bruce Springsteen, Greetings from Asbury Park 
Bruce Springsteen, Nebraska 
Bruce Springsteen, The Wild the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle 
Built to Spill, Untethered Moon 
Charlie Musselwhite, Stand Back 
Country Joe and the Fish Together 
Courtney Barnett, Kim’s Caravan 
Deep Purple, Book of Taliesen 
Doc and Merle Watson, Ballads From the Deep Gap 
Doors, Strange Days 
Echosmith, Acoustic Dreams
Ennio Morricone, Spasmo ST 
Filthy Thieving Bastards, Our Fathers 
George Thorogood, And the Delaware Destroyers 
Government Mule, Stoned Side 
Guided by Voices, Do the Collapse 
Guided By Voices, Isolation Drills 
GWAR, America Must Be Destroyed 
Hawkwind, s/t 
James Cotton, Cut You Loose 
Joan Jett, Flashback 
Johnny Cash, Live In Prague 
Junior Wells, It’s My Life 
Manic Street Preachers, Holy Bible
Master Musicians of Joujouka, Into the Ahl Srif 
Pulp, Freaks 
Run the Jewels, Exclusive Release Picture Disc 
Siouxie and the Banshees, Join Hands 
Stooges, Live at Unganos 
Tegan and Sara, Live at Zia
Tomorrow, s/t 
Trojan Records, Rude Boy Rumble 
Vampire Weekend, Step 
Various, Bollywood Disco 
Venetian Snares, Making Orange Things 
Violent Femmes, Happy New Year 
White Stripes, Get Behind Me Satan 
Willy Nelson, Teatro 
Wu-Tang Clan, Protect Ya Neck 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Record Store Day is This Saturday at Royal Cat Records in Guelph!

It's Record Store Day and it's also our Anniversary! Come celebrate with us this Saturday. Door prizes, bargains, and a selection of exclusive limited edition RSD vinyl will make the day special. Plus we have a ton of new and vintage records!

Royal Cat Records
10 Carden Street
Guelph, Canada


Here's the official PR:

Royal Cat Records in Guelph Celebrates Its First Anniversary On Record Store Day, Saturday April 18th

It’s been exactly one year since the Grand Opening of Guelph’s own “big little record shop,” Royal Cat Records, and the store is celebrating in style with a special event this Saturday April 18, coinciding with Record Store Day 2015, an international promotion that puts the spotlight on independent music retailers with special releases that are only available through local mom-and-pop stores.

“We are super-excited to be an official Record Store Day member this year,” said Bryan Munn, co-owner of Royal Cat Records, located in Downtown Guelph, just across the street from City Hall. “As record collectors and music fans ourselves, we have looked forward to this day every year since the event started in 2007. Now we are part of it and it’s like a dream come true. We always say vinyl is king at Royal Cat and it has never been truer than this year, when we will have many limited edition vinyl records prepared by some of our favourite artists available for sale.”
The store is scheduled to receive a selection of special records just in time for the event, and will also have a number of door-prizes, discounts, and sale items available, as well as the usual amount of classic new and used records. Vinyl records are the fastest growing part of the music industry, and Royal Cat Records has the largest selection in town.

The event is scheduled for Saturday April 18, 11am to 7pm.

Royal Cat Records is located inside Meow Boutique, 10 Carden Street (downstairs), in Downtown Guelph. Phone number is 519-821-7442.

For more information please contact:

Bryan Munn and Kara Munn, owners
Royal Cat Records


About Record Store Day:

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. There are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica.
This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April.

While there’s only one Record Store Day a year, the organization works throughout the year to create contests, special releases and promotions in order to spotlight these special stores on the other 364 days of the year. These include the Adapter Prize—which honors releases chosen as “The Best” by store staff and customers and Back To Black Friday which gives record stores exclusive releases as part of the attempt to redirect the focus of the biggest shopping day of the year to the desirable, special things to be found at local stores.

Record Store Day is currently managed by Michael Kurtz and Carrie Colliton, in coordination with Michael Bunnell and Eric Levin. Folks wanting to contact Record Store Day are encouraged to email us at

Record Store Day is managed by the Department of Record Stores and is organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) and celebrates the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale.

Record Store Day takes place annually on the third Saturday of April.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Choice Selections for Your Collections: Vinyl Vinyl Vinyl

Hey girls and boys! Here's a list of all the new arrivals at Royal Cat Records this week!

A$AP Rocky, Long Live
Alabama Shakes, Boys and Girls
Amy Winehouse, Back to Black
Amy Winehouse, Lioness: Hidden Treasures
Animal Collective, Merriweather Post Pavillion
Aphex Twin, Computer Pt 2 EP
Aphex Twin, Syro
Arcade Fire, Reflektor
Arkells, High Noon
Band, Stagefright
BB King, Best
Beastie Boys, Hello Nasty
Beastie Boys, Ill Communication
Beatles, Sgt Pepper’s
Billie Holiday, Lady in Satin
Black Keys, Attack and Release
Black Keys, Brothers
Black Keys, Turn Blue
Black Sabbath, Master of Reality
Black Sabbath, s/t
Boards of Canada, Tomorrow’s Harvest
Bob Dylan, Bringing it all Back Home
Bob Dylan, Live in Colorado 1976
Bob Dylan, Times They Are A Changin
Bob Marley, Catch a Fire
Bry Webb, Free Will
Bry Webb, Provider
Cage the Elephant, Melophodia
Caribou, Our Love
Cat Stevens, Tea for the Tillerman
Chilly Gonzales, Chambers
City and Colour, Bring Me Your Love
City and Colour, Hurry and the Harm
Clash, Combat Rock
Common, Like Water for Chocolate
Cream, Best of Cream
Crystal Castles, s/t
Cure, Disintegration
Curtis Mayfield, Superfly ST
Decemberists, What a Terrible World
Dirty Projectors, Bitte Orca
Dr. Dre, The Chronic
Drake, Take Care
Drive By Truckers, The Dirty South
Elliott Smith, Either/Or
Eminem, Recovery
Eminem, The Eminem Show
Father John Misty, Fear Fun
Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues
Fleetwood Mac, Then Play On
Florence and the Machine, Ceremonials
Florence and the Machine, Lungs
Flying Lotus, Your Dead
Godspeed You Black Emperor, Asunder Sweet
Green Day, Dookie
Hey Rosetta, Second Sight
Howlin’ Wolf, Killing Floor
Jam, In the City
James Brown, Jungle Groove
Janis Joplin, Kozmic Blues
Japandroids, Celebration Rock
Jefferson Airplane, Surrealistic Pillow
Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced
Joan Jett, I Love Rock n Roll
John Mayall / Eric Clapton, Blues Breakers
Junior Kimbrough, Most Things Haven’t Worked Out
Kanye West, College Dropout
Lana Del Rey, Born to Die
Led Zeppelin, I
Led Zeppelin IV
Meghan Trainor, Title
Metallica, Death Magnetic
Modest Mouse, Strangers to Ourselves
National, Trouble Will Find Me
Nick Drake, Bryter Layter
Nine Inch Nails, Pretty Hate Machine
NWA, Straight Outta Compton
Owen Pallett, In Conflict (180g)
Panda Bear, Tomboy
Pharmakon, Bestial Burden
Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd, Endless River
Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here
Purity Ring, Another Eternity
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blood Sugar Sex Magic
REM, Automatic For the People
REM, Green
Robert Johnson, King of the Delta Blues
Rolling Stones, Beggar’s Banquet
Rolling Stones, Exile on Main St
Rolling Stones, Let it Bleed
Rush, 2112 (180g/hologram)
Sex Pistols, Never Mind the Bollocks
She and Him, Classics
Sigur Ros, Meo suo eyrum
Sly and the Family Stone, Stand
Smashing Pumpkins, Siamese Dream
Smiths, Hatful of Hollow
Smiths, The Queen is Dead
Snoop Dogg, Doggystyle
Strokes, Is This It
Sufjan Stevens, Carrie and Lowell
Tame Impala, Lonerism
Timber Timbre, Hot Dreams
Tom Waits, Closing Time
Tom Waits, Heart of Saturday Night
Tom Waits, Swordfish Trombones
Toots and the Maytals, Funky Kingston
Van der Graaf Generator, The Least We Can Do
Van Morrison, Moondance
Velvet Underground, Loaded
Violent Femmes, s/t
Walk the Moon, Talking is Hard
Weezer, Everything Will Be Allright
White Stripes, White Blood Cells (180g)
Who, My Generation (mono)
Who, The Who Hits 50
Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Wolf Parade, At Mount Zoomer
Yo La Tengo, Fade
Youngbloods, s/t (mono)
Zeus, Classic Zeus

Monday, April 6, 2015

New Releases: Monster by Familiar Fiends

We just got a bunch of these direct from the band!

Monster by Familiar Fiends is 8 tracks of trashy garage sludge served up in a pretty pink package! The horror-themed goings-on kick off with the rockin' "Sound the Alarm" --and don't let up for another blistering half hour!

Recorded in a basement in Brantford, Ontario, we've got this on artisinal cassette produced by Guelph's Little Room Labs and also on ancient cd technology, if that's your bag.

Take a listen on bandcamp, then drop in to Royal Cat Records to get your hardcopy before seeing the band live at Kazoo! Fest this week, with a new locally-augmented line-up!

Saturday, April 4, 2015


Just in time for Easter, a whole pile of records have materialized in the shop. Lots of used gems, of course, plus a new shipment of brand new vinyl! 

See the partial list below:

Arcade Fire, Funeral 
B52s, Time Capsule (cassette)
Beatles, 1958-1962 
Beatles, Let It Be Naked (with 7”) 
Belle and Sebastian, Push Bar to Open 
Bob Marley, Exodus 
Bob Marley, Legend 
Caribou, Swim 
Caribou, The Milk of Human Kindness 
CCR, Cosmo’s Factory 
City and Colour, Sometimes (180g, 2LP with bonus track)
Constantines, Kensington Heights 
Deep Purple, In Rock (cassette)
Deep Purple, Smoke on the Water (cassette)
Deerhoof / Jeff Tweedy / Raccoonists, split 7” 
Dirtbombs, Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey 
GBH, Church of the Truly Warped (cassette)
Ghetto Brothers, Power 
Howlin’ Wolf, The Best of 
Jack White, Lazaretto 
Jimi Hendrix, Axis Bold as Love
John Coltrane, Blue Train 
John Coltrane, Giant Steps 
Masta Ace Incorporated, SlaughtaHouse 
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue 
Modest Mouse, The Moon and Antarctica 
Modest Mouse, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank 
Mummies, Tales From the Crypt 
Nas, Hip Hop Is Dead 
Neil Young / Crazy Horse, At The Fillmore 1970 
NOFX, Pump Up the Valium 
Outkast, Aquemini 
Pavement, Wowee Zowee 
Radiohead, Kid A 
Shadows, The Best of the Shadows 
Shins, Chutes Too Narrow 
Ty Segall, Manipulator (cassette)
Various, Rocky Horror Show (cassette)
Wes Montgomery, Boss Guitar 
Zombies, Odessey and Oracle