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Join the party with Keith Haring and friends. Featuring music by Gwen Guthrie, Eddie Kendricks, Ministry, and NYC Peech Boys. “I’ve been watching these videos nonstop and everything/everyone […]

Daft Punk forever. French electronic music duo Daft Punk announced their retirement today after 28 years of iconic dance music. They broke the news with an 8-minute video […]

Wave Hill’s “Sunset Wednesdays” series presents Laraaji in a verdant moment of tranquility. Next time you need a cosmic reprieve, venture into Laraaji’s mystic grooves as part of […]

A new full length-album from G.S. Schray arrives March 5th on Last Resort.  We’ve been closely following Akron musician G.S. Schray ever since his album Gabriel was released […]

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From Popol Vuh to Wagner to cellist Ernst Reijseger, an overview of a great director’s use of music in film. Viral videos of Werner Herzog’s skewed, oft archaic […]

Filmmaker Robert Mugge profiles Sun Ra, jazz musician, bandleader and self-styled poet and philosopher. “They say that history repeats itself. But history is only his story. You haven’t […]

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In typical BBC4 fashion, here is Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany: A full panoramic breakdown of the rise of one of the most influential sounds from Europe. “From […]

ISC HiFi releases 20 new (( ROOM RECORDINGS )). Bryan Ling reflects on the inspiration behind these sessions. The room recordings on the ISC website are meant to […]

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Although some of its artists also used electronics, the American label Windham Hill pioneered new acoustic music to such an extent that during its peak years the label […]

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Making Waves is a 2019 documentary examining how visionary directors work with sound designers to create the most exciting cinematic experiences. The film follows discoveries and advances in […]

The unbelievable story of the Incan princess who made timeless exotica with Les Baxter. Yma Sumac had a supernatural hold on her audiences. When she walked on stage, […]

Revisiting one of our favorite labels with Aquarium Drunkard’s excellent three part ‘Guide to ECM’ series. To celebrate the anniversary of our ECM Listening Party with Aquarium Drunkard, […]

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Essential productions from one of the major architects of modern Japanese pop music. To find an individual as prolific and influential as Haruomi Hosono is almost impossible in […]

Revisiting one of our all-time favorite music pieces today from our good friend Randall Roberts. The Lost Art of Deep Listening encapsulates the essence of the In Sheep’s […]

Happy Holidays! Here’s a second helping of ISC playlists. Compiled by our newest staff member Tana Yonas, More Christmas Sounds focuses on festive jazz, funk, and soul classics […]

Reissues. We love them. But can there be too many? Surely not, so here are 11 reissues and archival recordings that you might have missed during this tumultuous […]

The pandemic. George Floyd’s murder and the furious protests that followed. The election. The isolation and its physical and mental tolls. Brilliant creators like Harold Budd, Charley Pride, […]

Hey friends, we’re back with the final “Collection Favorites” playlist of the year. Here are 40 more select tracks from our growing record collection. We hope it’s the […]

To accompany our soundsystem feature on historic NYC discotheque Paradise Garage, we’ve put together a little playlist of some of our all time favorite Paradise Garage classics including […]

Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt: The core members of visionary Krautrock band CAN released timeless experimental rock music over the roughly ten years that they […]

“The synthesizer the way I play it doesn’t need any manual skill. You don’t have to be clever to turn a knob. So what I’m saying is that […]

Here’s another edition of our themed mix series from music supervisor and serial playlist maker Lauren Fay Levy aka Lost And Sound. Color as Sound is a a sonic color story […]

We shot a video with our friend Chris Pine recently in his listening / reading room. Chris’ home setup features a Thorens turntable, Auditorium 23 Hommage 755 speakers, […]

For many vinyl obsessives, not being able to dig for records in person due to pandemic restrictions can be tough… That feeling of finding a gem after hours […]

LALA Magazine recently asked us to create a playlist to accompany the “Turning the Tables” article featured in their Fall edition. In the article, Erin Bunch speaks to […]

For those following along and enjoying our weekly record store drops, here’s a handy way to listen to all of our featured selections in one playlist. We plan […]

It’s been a strange and scary year for the world, to say the least… There’s probably enough spookiness around us even without cobwebs, ghosts, and vampires, but here’s […]

Our next playlist comes from our friend Jocelyn Romo, who hosts one of favorite shows on NTS Radio. Heaven and Earth Magic is dedicated to “exploring inner and […]

Whether you’re new to reggae or a longtime listener, this BBC documentary will leave you in awe of how contagious and powerful music can be. David Rodigan is […]

If you enjoyed Brazilian legend Arthur Verocai’s 1972 self-titled debut studio album featured in our collection today, here is a chance to see the album come to life! […]

Introducing a new series where we highlight the hidden gems, one trackers, and undervalued full listens found in your local record store’s dollar bin. In the record collecting […]

Hi friends, we’re back with another playlist in our “Collection Favorites” series featuring 40 new selections from our growing record collection. If you haven’t noticed, we’ve been slowly […]

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Part live concert, part political commentary, all poetry. Black Wax is a portrait of the great Gil Scott-Heron in 1982, at the peak of his powers. With Robert […]

The decision to sell records at In Sheep’s Clothing came naturally. Music discovery has always been central to In Sheep’s Clothing’s DNA. A year after we opened the […]

If you enjoyed the album Horizon Unlimited in our record collection, here is a 2014 YouTube series by Okayafrica, interviewing the iconic Nigerian identical twin pop stars The […]

Tom Cathcart operates Last Resort, a record label born from the NTS radio show of the same name out of London. In it’s 4 year span, the label […]

Bryan Ling recounts his trip to Johannesburg record shop Afrosynth Records and revisits a few choice selections from store owner DJ Okapi. We only had a couple free […]

A tribute to all the black musicians and artists that have been such a huge part of In Sheep’s Clothing from the very beginning. This playlist includes classic […]

Music discovery has always been a central mission of In Sheep’s Clothing. Whether among staff, patrons or record fair-goers, our physical space was aimed at introducing people to […]

Next up in our Home Listening series we have a special playlist from our friend Parker, who runs the excellently curated peasantries + pleasantries record shop. Parker was […]

Here’s a fresh one from London’s bright young jazz scene by tenor saxophonist and composer Nubya Garcia on the iconic Concord Jazz imprint.  Garcia’s debut album follows a […]

For our first Featured Collection, we invite you to dive into Deep Listening, a selection of albums inspired by the quiet daytime hours at ISC. If you’ve visited […]

It’s been almost two decades since Sun Ra, the enigmatic artist who reported Saturn as his birthplace, left our planet and yet – the cosmic jazz pioneer’s Afrofuturist […]

Notice anything in the recordings in our audio player? Maybe Alice Coltrane’s World Galaxy hums differently than on vinyl or streaming platforms?  Perhaps it sounds a little more […]

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