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Damselfly

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Introducing Damselfly jewels!! we are so very smitten over this beautiful “stones made of stars” collection… A combination of white opal, precious diamonds, hand crafted in 925 sterling silver and then dripped in 9ct gold/rose for stunning perfection.

Luluc

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LULUC are playing in Newcastle tonight! We spin their album “passerby” quite regularly in store, it’s a stunner. From Melbourne via Brooklyn this duo have been creating a bit of a stir in the UK and US… come along and see what all the fuss is about!

POLAROID

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Vintage Polaroid goodness! These 4 treasures just arrived, ready to capture your hazed out Summer. : )

Weak End Club

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New to Abicus are these awesome ceramics by Weak End Club… made in Sydney and full of good vibes!

Summer essentials

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For all those ladies who love light weight pants, comfy tees and slip on sandals. Classic Summer esentials from Assembly Label, August Street & Sol Sana Shoes in-store now.

KAREN WALKER GOLD

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Oh and how good is our Karen Walker Eyewear window!! : ) The limited edition 10th anniversary gold frames are in-store now and looking so darn cool. Happy 10 Years karen!

Tweedy

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Jeff Tweedy’s new solo record ‘Sukierae’ is out today… heavy weight 2LP gate-fold on his own label dBpm Records. Looks super nice, 180gram AND includes CD of entire album! Will most certainly be tapping into one of these tonight. 6 copies in-store now. : )

Aphex Twin

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Aphex Twin’s 3LP ‘Syro” is in the building!
PLUS a tonne of other golden titles just in form the likes of Sebadoh, SBTRK, Zammuto, Godspeed You Black Emperor. Tv On The Radio, PIXIES, Explosions in the Sky and more. Vinyl rules! Fact

VALLEY

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We’re restocked with all of the amazing classics from VALLEY including these smokin’ SCAPULA frames in black & white tort!!

ASSEMBLY WOMENS

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The debut women’s Assembly Label collection has hit the store and we are super excited!! so much silk goodness.

Ryan Adams

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New Ryan Adams!! 180g vinyl now available in store.

NEW VINYL // JAZZ

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Did someone say jazz?… fresh drop of essential jazz titles just in from the likes of Eric Dolphy, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Jeff Parker, Max Roach, Coltrane, Sun Ra and more…. We’re LOVING ‘Miles Smiles’ right now!

VANISHING ELEPHANT

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We’re so smitten over our line up VE ladies footwear… look at those leopard brogues!

CAVE

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Our office was looking a little like this today… so many orders to write for winter 2015!!!
If only Mr Cave was here to lend a hand

NEW VINYL

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Sweet sweet vinyl can brighten the greyest of days… Some classic re-stocks and new releases just delivered including Warpaint, Spoon, Beach Boys, Tully, Chrome, Jimi Hendrix, Radiohead, Bill Callahan, The Strokes and a stack more. : )

She Dreams In Flowers By Inga Campbell

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“She Dreams in Flowers” is the debut exhibition by Inga Campbell of Inkling design. It’s a celebration of the incredible beauty of flowers and the female form by fusing together illustration and photography. Inga collaborated with Little Wren Flowers, Hannah Rose Photography, Om Shalom hair & makeup and model Izi Simundic in order to bring this dream a reality.

Scout By Abicus, will be hosting the exhibition from Friday 8th August through to September 7. 124 Darby St Cooks Hill, NSW 2300

SUNDAYS

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Sunday style vibes…

Rowland S. Howard

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Three big deliveries of wax in this week, including this select of new & classics titles… but without a doubt THE most exciting for us is the limited edition re-press of Rowland S. Howard’s
masterpiece ‘Pop Crimes. Such an important Australian artist. A truly remarkable record. Thankyou Rowland.

Polaroid Love

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Vintage Polaroid good times! This mix bag of 1980′s Polaroid beauty came in today. Oh the simple pleasures!

LAZARETTO

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Jack is back!! The trick laden ‘Lazaretto’ ULTRA LP is now back in-stock… hidden tracks, concentric grooves, 45rpm AND 78rpm. Epic!

Impossible Poject – Colour Skins

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Just in… the all new Impossible Project Special Edition Color Skin Polaroid film… a wild departure from the classic, square white frame indeed. Each print features frames patterned with zebra, rattlesnake, tiger, crocodile, fish, giraffe, leopard and iguana skins. Wowzers!! Limited stocks.

Farewell Bianca. xo

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After 8.5 years working with us, this incredible human is heading off to follow new dreams. the next few days will be Bianca’s last here at her Abicus home, so pop on in and wish her a fantastic farewell. we will miss her dearly xoxoxoxoxoxox

New Vinyl

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Another huge drop of vinyl just landed including the stunning acoustic offering from New Zealand’s Tiny Ruins , the brutal 3LP masterpiece by Swans, ex-Newcastle’s Mojo Juju plus a 100+ more! Come check it out.

Mania Mania

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The Mania Mania solstice necklace in smokey quartz… what a beauty! available in-store now. xo

Staple

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Staple The Label Essentials Collection has started to arrive… so many practical everyday classics. We like very much!

New Vinyl

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Super neat drop of Vinyl in today including Jack White’s trick laden ULTRA pressing of ”Lazaretto’… hidden tracks, concentric grooves, 45rpm AND 78rpm… It’s epic!

Vincent Gallo

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For the Gallo fans… on vinyl for the first time, the soundtrack to Vincent’s controversial classic The Brown Bunny. Featuring previously unreleased tracks by John Frusciante, housed in a deluxe tip-on gatefold sleeve on 180gram vinyl and limited to 1000 copies. We landed the very last 4 copies in oz!

Men’s Winter

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Getting back to nature with this guys flat lay featuring Nudie Jeans, Mr Simple, Vanishing Elephant and Brixton. Nice!

Basquiat Vs Komono

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Just landed, Komono Vs Jean Michel Basquiat curated watch series, only available through a handful of stockists, we are stoked to be apart of this collaboration. Each watch in the collection boasts a unique printed wristband depicting a different detail of a particular Basquiat painting. No two watches are the same… But they are all awesome!

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Sunday style icon. : )

Winter Knitted goodness!

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Cosy Winter knits for the ladies from Wish, Staple, Cheap Monday & Piperlane…. yum!

DEADWOOD

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Introducing DEADWOOD, the latest addition to the Abicus coupe. Based in Stockholm, Deadwood Leather is all about sustainability with a leather recycling program in which the classic biker jacket is at the core. Our first delivery just landed and oh boy! the leather is so super soft and the jacket….well, totally bad-ass!

RSD GOOD TIMES!

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Thanks to all the early birds that visited us this morning! Record Store day is most definitely in full swing. :)

RECORD STORE DAY 2014

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Another massive delivery of RSD exclusive releases have arrived. Hooley Dooley! Way too may to list here so check out our Facebook page for our entire listing.

Tweedy

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Tweedy on brick & mortar records store… we’re with you Jeff! : )

“My introduction to all this great music and to ‘the music business’ came from hanging around, and eventually, working at independent record stores. Nothing beats browsing in your favorite store, listening to music, finding something new or old that you’ve been searching for, all that. And without these stores, there’s just no way Wilco would still be around.”

Love Is Hell

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It’s here! Ryan Adam’s masterpiece ”Love is Hell”, long out of print on vinyl and for the first time on Super Deluxe 180gram Audiophile 3LP pressing. Numbered, Limited Edition box-set with 7 extra tracks… very special indeed!

We have just 3 copies. It’s a little pricey, but I assure… it will be worth a whole lot more in the years to come. But most importantly, it’s an Original Master Recording pressing by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab… their pressing are the ultimate!… true audiophile.

Mania Mania

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Beautiful new pieces from Mania Mania have arrived in-store! We are absolutely in love with the ‘Solstice’ campaign inspired by one of our faves Stevie Nicks. The Diana, Summerland and Ceremony necklaces as well as the Afterlife Cocktail ring (all pictured) are available in-store now.

Nudie Vs Abicus

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We are so happy to introduce Nudie Jeans Co to our denim family. pop by and try these organic dream jeans!

Eye Spye!

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a little shop moment. our favourite corner full of endless good times. as seen through the eyes of Urban Walkabout Newcastle.

Vinyl Love.

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Music makes us happy, have a wonderful International Day of Happiness folks. : )

VE Women’s.

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Winter shoes don’t get any better than this ladies… : ) new Vanishing Elephant roll up for your footsies!

The War On Drugs

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this album is quite simply stunning!!!… new from The War On Drugs “Lost in the Dream” in-store now on limited edition Purple vinyl!!

Rollas

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New Rollas jeans in-store now how good is this sweater?!!!

Men’s Footwear is Now.

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Some Men’s footwear good times from Vanishing Elephant, Vans and Mere…in-store now!

New Vinyl

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Some of our latest vinyl arrivals… the incredible new Beck album plus Wild Beasts St Vincent and the touring king Bruce Springsteen!

Valentines

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Happy Valentines Pretties! if you’re hanging out with a great pal or dining with your lover… be in the moment 100% and turn your phone off. Valentines day should become world ‘no phone whilst dining’ day… just putting it out there!!

Australia.

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From the bush to the beach… we are so lucky to live in an amazing country. Happy Australia day to you all.

Patti.

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xx

WAX WAX WAX

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Big shipment of vinyl this week… here’s some of the beauties!

BLACK FRIDAY // RECORD STORE DAY

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Sneak peak at our Black Friday Record Store Day selection for tomorrow… Super limited this year… some AMAZING releases!! First in best dressed as usual. See you from 9.30am. : )

SHERIFF & CHERRY

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Sunglasses label Sheriff & Cherry has landed at Abicus! The latest range was described by the designer as a mixture of ‘ice-cream, summer, the beach & rock & roll’! A few of our favourite things!! ️ All handmade in Croatia, come in and check them out!

JIMI KNOWS

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Jimi has the right idea! We’ll be here in the shop until 8pm tonight, playing records, helping you out with Christmas gift ideas and/or any last minute party outfits for the weekend. Brave the rain and come and say hello!!

HERSCHEL

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An awesome delivery has arrived today!! New Herschel backpacks.. pretty darn excited about such things. : )

KV LOVE.

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wakin on a pretty daze kurt vile is rocker of the year in GQ mag… oooh yeah yeah yeah

IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT GOLD FRAME!

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A HUGE delivery of Impossible Project Polaroid film has just landed in store including the amazing gold frame colour edition. The best!

VALLEY EYEWEAR

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Valley Eyewear favourites ‘A Dead Coffin Club’ now in tortoise shell Plus a whole bunch of amazing new styles in store!! We could hardly fit them all in the cabinet!! Come in and check them out.

NEW VINYL // 6.11.13

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A particularly tasty delivery of vinyl arrived today… check it out!

ARCADE FIRE // REFLEKTOR

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Arcade Fire day‘Reflektor’ vinyl is in the building and up for grabs from 9.30am tomorrow. First couple of purchases will be lucky to score a limited free poster too! oooh yeah!!

FLUX // SUMMER 2014

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First Flux Summer drop Just in… Still made In Melbourne. Still the best tees ever! More to arrive soon.

R.I.P.

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peace lou… thank you for the music.

BOARDS OF CANADA

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Warp have decided to repress their entire back catalogue on Vinyl for the first time in 5 years!!

Coming in two Instalments. First the influencial classic “Music Has The Right To Children”, “The Campfire Headspace” & “Geogaddi”…The Second Instalment, out 18th Nov, with “Twoism”, “In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country EP” & “Trans Canada Highway EP”. Oh yeah! : )

SPACE MILK BY DEAD GALAXY

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SPACE_MILK_BY_DEADGALAXY_OCT11_650PXAbicus Presents ‘Space Milk’, a collection of new work by Sydney artist & musician Presser Towner, aka Dead Galaxy.This is Presser’s first solo show in Newcastle and it will coincide with the launch of the new Abicus.

The exhibition will include 200 small format one-off collage works on paper that were created during 2009 on Presser’s lunch breaks at Inertia Music. (Presser has been supplying Abicus with cd’s & Vinyl through Inertia for the best part of 10 years.)

He is also one of the founding members of iconic 90′s indie heroe’s Gerling.Presser has since stepped aside from writing & recording music to pursue his artistic visions through Dead Galaxy.

NEW VINYL // 13.09.13

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Fresh batch of new wax in store today! Check it out.TYSEGALL

NIRVANA

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NIRVANA_ABICUSIt’s a nirvana kind of day We’ve got books, DVDs and vinyl in store if you’re in need of a Nirvana fix.

MANINA MANIA

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MANINAMANIA_SEP3012New Mania Mania pieces in store now.. Amazing as always!!

ROLLAS

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ROLLAS_WOMENS_ABICUS Sring has spung!… loving this Rollas Eyelet Tank & Eastcoast Concrete Acid Jeans. In-steo now.

VANISHING ELEPHANT WOMENS

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Hello cuties! new Vanishing Elephant footwear in for the ladies… pastel, patent & abstract floral love. : )VE_WOMENS

NEW VINYL // 17.08.13

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POND_ABICUS A HUGE batch of brand new wax just landed this week, heres the pick of the group, including new records from Pond, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes & Big Scary. Good Times!!

NEW ALBUM SPOTLIGHT

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MICHAELCRONIN_ABICUSSinger-songwriter Mikal Cronin just released his sophomore record “MCII” a few months ago and its been glued to my ears ever since. Building on a perfect mix of garage rock, fuzzed out guitars & classic pop song writing, theres no doubt Mikal has matured as an artist since the release of his self titled debut record.

Opening tracks “Weight” & “Shout it Out” set the tone for most of the record, with breezy verses that explode into huge choruses, at times very reminiscent of band mate and fellow californian Ty Segall. But the biggest drawcard of this outstanding record is it’s diversity. Cronin’s ability to swiftly change from a sing-along pop tune to a sparse piano ballad proves the calibre of his talent as an artist. Earning himself rave reviews from the likes of Pitchfork & Spin Magazine, Cronin is easily one of the most exciting new artists of this year!

We have a few copies on wax in-store right now so hurry in, they wont be round for much longer!

Daniel.

TOBY JONES

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TOBY_JONES_ABICUSFinally…Toby Jones sterling silver are back in!

MAURIE & EVE

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MAURIE_EVE_ABICUSAutumn / Winter delights… Maurie & Eve Crepe/Sheer Silk ‘Spectrum’ Dress – $299

CAT POWER

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It’s grey out and wild is the wind but a ray of sunlight is coming to #newcastle tonight in the form of #catpower so make sure you put on your gumboots and head along to what will be a special show, at panthers. Oh plus Mick Turner from #thedirtythree is on first so don’t dilly dally folks xoxo #chanmarshall @afasm #ihopesheplayswildisthewind ❤❤❤

Patti xx

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Love.