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Record Store Day at Mind Cure

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

Record Store Day is Tomorrow

We Have a Lot to Tell You About

It’s almost here – Record Store Day: As usual we at Mind Cure are super excited for Record Store day – which will kick off at our regular Saturday time of 11am tomorrow. 

We have picked up a small batch of RSD specific releases from our staple labels – Light in the Attic, Third Man, Death Waltz, Superior Viaduct and others, but what we are really excited about is a huge used LP collection that is going out in celebration of RSD. This 1,000+ piece collection is not only notable because of the great records, but also it’s condition – most of these records were played one time, taped and then shelved never to be played again. There are great records – and near discographies – from must own artists like Dylan, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, Kinks, Hendrix to name a few as well as some harder to find artists like Kraftwerk, Heldon, Misfits, Eno, Mission of Burma and lots more. 

The full details of what all is happening here tomorrow is summed up in this video which I encourage you to watch so that you can plan your RSD accordingly.

We hope to see you tomorrow and also that you will make the rounds and support as many stores as possible here in town! 

Vacation Days

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

Hi Folks! We are going to be closed for a few days so I can get in some much needed vacation – Thursday 4/9-Tuesday 4/14 we will not be open (it is possible the store will be open Saturday and Sunday, call ahead if you plan on stopping by). We will be back open and pricing up tons of used record for RSD on Wednesday.

Mind Cure’s New Hours

Posted by on Feb 1, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

Hello everybody we have a lot of exciting things on the docket for 2015 – this may only be exciting to me but we are changing our hours after nearly 5 years on the same schedule. Starting this week our new hours will be:

Closed Mondays
Tuesday 12-5
Wednesday-Friday 12-7
Saturday 11-8
Sunday 12-5

Please mark your calendars accordingly and thanks for all the continued support!

MInd Cure Hours This Week

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Hello Everyone – here are our hours for this week:
Tuesday 12/23 – 11:00am-8:00pm
Wednesday 12/24 – 10:00am-1:00pm
Thursday 12/25 – Closed
Friday We resume with normal hours

We will also close early on 12/31 and be closed 1/1
Happy Holidays!

Mind Cure Records Presents Local Music Videos and Our Last Release of the Year Comes out Saturday

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

In Conjunction With The Three Rivers Film Festival: Tonight at 9pm at the Brillobox - 4104 Penn Ave - we are proud to present a night of local music and video collaborations. This is an official Microcinema event of The Three Rivers Film Festival and we are honored to be involved. This program showcases different ways that bands and musicians based in the Pittsburgh region are using the video medium to raise awareness of their music and themselves – ranging from music videos, short documentaries to narratives. A portion of this program’s content was created by us but the majority of the pieces shown were created independently by local musicians. We will be debuting a new video at the showing tonight and it would be great to see as many friendly faces there as possible – so please come on out! 

On Saturday we will be releasing our last record of the year – our latest reissue is of the 2002 Self Titled Modey Lemon record. This is a split release with A-F Records, who originally released the recording as a CD and it has been great to work together on this release. I have been a long time Modey Lemon fan and this is a recording that is long over due for vinyl treatment. This will be for sale starting Saturday at Mind Cure. Also on Saturday Pittsburgh’s newest coolest record label – Omentum Records – will be releasing another Modey Lemon reissue of their demo ‘House on the Hill.’ We will have copies of both records for sale at opening time Saturday. I know that’s all a little confusing, but there are 2 records and 3 labels working together to bring you LPs from a 2 piece band. Can you keep all that straight? 
Hope to see you tonight, and if not see you Saturday, keep thrashin!

3 Brand New Releases from Mind Cure Records

Posted by on Sep 13, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

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I realize that it’s been a little quiet around Mind Cure since we wrapped up the Singles Series this summer, but that doesn’t mean that we haven’t been hard at work getting some new (and old) records put together, so as we head into fall here are 3 new records that are sure to distract you from the days getting shorter and in the influx of jaywalking freshman collage students around town.

First off, in the continuing series of archival and reissue records that we have been working on the earliest demo from Pittsburgh’s own pioneers of Post-Punk, The Bats. This is not The Bats from New Zealand, this is not The Bats from Hamburg, this is not The Bats from wherever else, this is The Bats from Pittsburgh. This recording catches The Bats in their earliest incarnation that lasted long enough to record this demo and play one show (which comes as a bonus on the download card provided with this record). With the lineup of Lee Skirbol on Bass, Mark ‘Magee’ Miller on Drums, Michael Chabon on Vocals, Ruth Ann Schmidt and Sam Matthews on Guitars this version of The Bats kicks out 4 tracks with a perfect balance of jigsaw guitar, death-dirge bass and snotty vocals. These recordings were carefully transferred, restored and remastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound and have never sounded better!

In the arena of more current sounds are 2 split 7ins that match Pittsburgh bands with national acts:

Pittsburgh’s masters of Punk and destruction, EEL, have teamed up with Nashville’s sadly defunct Pissbath for a summit of chaos. This record, featuring 4 brand new EEL tracks and 2 unreleased Pissbath tracks, is a low-fi assault sure to shred your speakers and make you pogo. Limited to 500 copies worldwide. 

Proving that Punk Rock is not a young man’s game, Pittsburgh’s legendary Submachine teams up with Oakland’s soon to be legendary Kicker in an east (sort of) meets west show down. Featuring brand recording from both bands. A split with Inimical Records. Mind Cure copies on Neon Piss colored vinyl. Check with Inimical records for Chelsea blue copies.


Copies of these releases are on sale now at Mind Cure and will be in other stores and distros soon!

Now For Something A Little Different

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off


This Year Has Had a lot of Singles and Cover Songs: But this is a record unlike anything we have done before. Mind Cure teamed up with Pittsburgh’s own Beagle Brothers to make a record, with a cover song – which is not a part of the single series – to raise some money for a cause we are all passionate about – Public Television. 

After I saw the Beagle Brothers perform ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ at an event celebrating the work of Rick Sebak late last year we decided to team up and record a version of the song and give all the money to WQED - Pittsburgh’s public TV station - and The Fred Rogers Company. The PIttsburgh City Paper had a very kind write up about the project, so I’d recommend having them explain it further. 

If you caught the year end Mind Cure video, you may have noticed a segment of the song, as well as the Beagles themselves, but we will be formally debuting it this morning on the KDKA-TV Pittsburgh’s morning show at 9am including a TV appearance from yours truly – so make sure you tune in! 

The record itself comes out tonight at 9pm with a show at The Thunderbird Cafe, the complete details for the event are here but just show up at 9 and know that you will see a great show and have some good times (great show guaranteed, actual good times not guaranteed we can only do so much). All proceeds from the door go towards the fun raiser too, so come show your support! 

Lastly, while we all agree that records are better, cooler and 100% more tangible than digital music we will be selling downloads of the song through the Beagle’s bandcamp page so if you can’t wait to get your mitts on a copy of this single, you can grab the tracks here, and if you are feeling generous you can pay more than the suggested $2. We hope to see you tonight where we will be Thrashin the Neighborhood!