• New Release Round-Up 08-19-14

    New Release Round-Up 08-19-14

    Electric Würms, a prog-rock side project featuring The Flaming Lips' multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd on vocals, guitars, and keyboards and front man Wayne Coyne on bass and backed by Nashville psychedelic rock band Linear Downfall, presents a six-song album on Warner Bros. Records. Musik, Die Shwer Zu Twerk, will transport the listener into a new kind of transcendental orbit than one might expect from The Lips alone. Instead, these six velvety compositions appear to be harvested from a higher bardo plane of sound yet maintain a pleasantly familiar rock "experience" associated with The Lipsianoeuvre.

    Orenda Fink - Blue DreamThroughout her time with Azure Ray and over the course of her solo career, Orenda Fink has never shied from exploring the darker edges of spirituality and the human condition. On her latest album, Blue Dream, she looks closely at death, reflecting upon a year-long meditation on the subject. That year she found herself on a deeply personal search for the meaning of death. Pieces of answers, coded in riddle, came to her in dreams. Her dreams began to tell a story–about life and death and the afterlife, reality, and the fine line between the conscious and subconscious world. She then spent the next year understanding the experience and filtering it through the musical inspirations of Smog, Violetta Parra, and Kate Bush to craft Blue Dream. The album trulycame together at ARC in Omaha, NE with the help of producers Ben Brodin and Todd Fink (The Faint), along with drummer Bill Rieflin (Ministry, Swans, R.E.M., King Crimson).
    WATCH VIDEO

    Kimbra's 2nd album The Golden Echo is ambitious, sophisticated, and complex, just like its creator. The Golden Echo was produced by Rich Costey who has been on her dream list of collaborators since she was 15. The lyrics find her grappling with a range of subject matter, from feeling nostalgic about young love on "90s Music," to being caught up in a place of narrowness on "Mad House," to wanting to run away and make a new life on "Carolina," to the vulnerability that follows succumbing to temptation on "Be Everlovin Ya." Kimbra wrote several of the songs with Daniel Johns from Silverchair, another idol of hers.

    Sparks has been on a well traveled journey, one which Heap began at 6am 14 March 2011, with a live stream from her home studio in a small village on the outskirts of London, gathering 'sound seeds' from fans and weaving them together to form the first song (Lifeline). Fast forward, 4 continents later, a dozen related projects and 14 tracks, the album cover artwork was then completed by those who pre-ordered the limited edition, super deluxe box set by sending in their footprints! The stunning piece of artwork and packaging, designed and developed over the past three years by Imogen and her creative team with CSV (the company behind Radiohead s special packaging) it is the very first time that Imogen has released such a super deluxe package.

    Jessica Hernandez & the DeltasJessica Hernandez & The Deltas have arrived at last with their long awaited Instant Records debut, Secret Evil. The album which follows 2013 s Demons EP sees the Detroit-based band serving up a brilliantly polyglot sonic stew equal parts rockabilly and surf pop, cabaret jazz and funky reggae, Latin psych and Gypsy punk all cooked up on the hot Motor City pavement and seasoned by that distinctly Detroit combination of blasted R&B, showband theatrics, and limitless rock n soul energy. WATCH VIDEO


    I Will Not Be Afraid is the national debut album by Caroline Rose, a fiery 24-year-old songwriter raised on rockabilly, vintage country and blues- infused rock; a self-proclaimed failed scholar and modern-day hobo who earned a degree in architecture (on a full-ride scholarship), then abandoned it all. Produced, written and arranged by Rose and co- produced with multi-instrumentalist Jer Coons, the album chronicles Caroline's wandering years; a disillusioned youth constantly demanding free- dom and the most from life. Raised in the North- east, Rose is a rare mix of Northern grit and Southern charm whose musical influences trace back to her family's Southern roots, running deep into the heart of Mississippi.

    Blacc Hollywood marks the third full-length label release from Wiz Khalifa, and includes the hit single, "We Dem Boyz." Memoirs of a Murderer is an embodiment of KING 810’s life within this pressure cooker. JJ have, with the album 'V', realised the definitive expression of their experiences to date, and are finally comfortable with being a press-welcoming, tour-ready outfit. With more instrumental sophistication and all-tape recording, Native Echoes features more atmosphere and patina to deepen its new octane from Beach Day. The new Bishop Allen record, Lights Out, is here at last.

    SelahBenjamin BookerPosiesOffspringCastanetsPaul HardcastleMusic Go MusicApache Dropout, Sleeping BagThe Weeks, Suzanne Vega, Look Again To The Wind Johnny Cashs Bitter TearsDr. JohnSmokey RobinsonColton DixonChase RiceDirty LoopsBetter Than EzraHe is Legend, and Buckcherry.

    LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

    Dry The River - Alarms in The HeartLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Dry The River - Alarms in The Heart, London, UK quartet Dry the River return with 'Alarms in the Heart', a bolder, more expansive, confident and cohesive set of songs and an undeniable step up in both diversity and volume from their critically acclaimed debut "Shallow Bed" (2012). Produced by Charlie Hugall (Florence and The Machine, Ed Sheeran), Paul Savage (Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand) and Peter Miles (We Are The Ocean, Futures), these new songs are at turns anthemic, cerebral and irresistible. Peter Liddle's melifluous, choral voice blends effortlessly with chiming guitars and stirring rhythms, and additional emotional resonance is provided by arrangements and strings from Valgeir Sigurðsson (Sigur Rós, Björk). WATCH VIDEO



    Basement Jaxx - JuntoGlobally revered as innovators and leading lights of their genre, BASEMENT JAXX blew the lid off the dance music scene of the late 90’s with their ground breaking albums Remedy, Rooty and KishKash. Having firmly established their place in the pantheon of dance music greats, the duo of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe are back with JUNTO, a genre-hopping musical roller-coaster that showcases the band’s legendary inventiveness, irresistible songwriting and production smarts. Watch the video for the global club smash "Never Say Never (WATCH THE VIDEO)".

    AMERICANA FESTIVAL CONTEST 

    Yep Roc Essentials of Americana

    The Americana Music Association Festival and Conference, held in Nashville every September, is one of the fastest growing, most FUN music festivals around. This year’s Festival and Conference takes place September 17 through the 21, and we’re teaming up with Yep Roc Records (who have a mighty fine, inclusive Americana catalog themselves) to give someone a special trip to this year’s Americana Music Association Festival and Conference. 

    Check out some great Yep Roc Titles and follow the link for the chance to win.

    CURRENT SINGLES

    Nothing to It

    Wow, just wow, the first single from the upcoming "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes" project brings together music history excitement and heavy hitters. The first single is "Nothing To It" available this week. On Nov. 11th - Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes is a music event 47 years in the making. It's an historic album project from five of music's finest artists -- Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) -- in unique collaboration with a 26-year-old Bob Dylan.



    For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

  • New Release Round-Up 08-12-14

    New Release Round-Up 08-12-14

    The Man Upstairs sees psychedelic troubadour Robyn Hitchcock uniting with legendary producer Joe Boyd (Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, R.E.M.) for one of the most unique outings of his already quite distinctive career. The album sees the British singer/songwriter musing on mortality, masculinity, and the impossibility of forever.



    Sinead O'Connor - I'm Not Bossy I'm The BossIndicative of where Sinead is in life, I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss is passionate and direct, yet with an overarching fragility; her voice is a weapon, as powerful as it is tender. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe features hardbound book packaging and three bonus tracks. Vinyl version due August 25.

    Live from Atlanta is a massive, career-spanning collection of songs recorded over three nights in Atlanta’s Terminal West. It’s a four-LP greatest hits collection of 32 tunes played the way they were meant to be heard, with all the distinguishing elements you’d hear at Lucero’s live show—horns, pianos, and the trademark instrument of the band’s live sound: whiskey-fueled audience sing-alongs.

    The fifth album from the New Jersey-based rockers, Get Hurt sees The Gaslight Anthem pushing their raw stripped back rock & roll into new territory, drawing on a fresh palette of influences ranging from folk, punk, and Americana. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three bonus tracks.

    DC-natives SOJA are thrilled to announce the release of new album Amid the Noise and Haste on August 12 via ATO Records. It is band's fifth full-length and was produced by multiple GRAMMY award winning Jamaican producer Supa Dups (Bruno Mars, Eminem, Rihanna, John Legend). Featured guests include Michael Franti, Damian Marley, J Boog and Collie Buddz

    Plus there are other great new releases including Heartist's Feeding Fiction with anthemic grandeur, brawny metalcore-infused heaviness, and chorus-driven radio rock nirvana. Tank's sixth solo album from the multiple Grammy-nominated R&B superstar Stronger. Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-award-winner Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot: All Original is a straight-ahead rockabilly album from start to finish, Vinyl version due August 19. Billy Thermal's self-titled release contains the original versions of songs later made famous by superstars like Linda Ronstadt, Pat Benatar, and Rick Nelson. Finland-raised singer-songwriter Mirel Wagner creates music that melds subversive lyricism touching on themes of love and death against a backdrop of spare and minimalist folk music in When The Cellar Children See The Light Of Day.

    Plus, A.C. NewmanTwistaFKA TwigsWatskyUpon A Burning BodySaint Pepsi, Blood OrangeThe UnderachieversRandy TravisSuzanne VegaKris AllenCaleb JohnsonShawn MendesPorter RobinsonUnisonicDilated PeoplesEric RobersonSheer TerrorPrawn, and Adebisi Shank all have new albums today.

    CURRENT SINGLES

    There are also a few singles available, including Summer Noon (Indie Exclusive Vinyl single) from Tweedy, and Electric Wurms (the new band featuring members of The Flaming Lips) who release an Indie Exclusive Flexi Disc single in the form of Transform!!! (Mach Two) which includes a $2 off coupon for their upcoming album Musik Die Schwer Zu Twerk which is due 08/19. There is the exciting new single from Ryan Adams that is available as either a Digital or a Vinyl Single (with b-side), Gimme Something Good and you can pre order his self-titled album out Sept. 9th.

    There is an acoustic EP of William Fitzsimmons who releases Acoustic Sessions, a collection of stripped down recordings from his latest studio album, Lions - out now. Recorded at his home studio in Illnois, the 4-song EP showcases Fitzsimmons' consistently honest and tender balladry.

    For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

  • New Release Round-Up 08-05-14

    New Release Round-Up 08-05-14

    The cult Texan indie rock band Spoon return refreshed and revitalized after a four-year hiatus with They Want My Soul, their eighth studio album and follow-up to 2010's Transference. Produced by Dave Fridmann Flaming Lips, MGMT, the album is their "loudest and gnarliest" to date and sees them turn in another set of their quirky '60s-influenced rock, jam-packed with the fun and interesting musical and lyrical ideas that their fans have come to know and love.

    On Their new album 1000hp, Massachusetts rock powerhouses Godsmack pick up where they left off four years ago with The Oracle. "It's a fitting sentiment from a band that, over the course of almost 20 years — and despite rapidly changing trends and an ever-shifting musical landscape — continues to just do what they do, and to ridiculously successful ends," says Revolver. "With 1000hp, Godsmack offer up a few new sounds, while at the same time remaining firmly resolute in their musical mission."

    Platinum selling Maryland hard rock icons KIX heed the audience's call on their long awaited seventh full-length studio album. It has ben almost 20 years since their last studio effort, 1995's Show Business, and the boys. Steve Whitman (Vocals), Brian Forsythe (guitar), Ronnie Younkins (guitar), Jimmy Chaifant (Drums) and Mark Schenker (bass)-return with a raucous, roaring and real display of Rock & Roll. The result is Rock You're face Off, produced by Taylor Rhodes (Aerosmith,Ozzy Osbourne). A new dawn commenced as they simultaneously harnessed their classic spirit.

    Billy Joe Shaver's finest songs prowl (Hard To Be an Outlaw) and punch (Music City USA) with welterweight fury. Evidence: The legendary outlaw's seamless Long in the Tooth. Shaver's first studio album in six years showcases a singular songwriter in absolutely peak form as he unearths his trademark truths around every corner. This is the best album I've ever done, he says.

    The Once - Departures

    Named for a unique Newfoundland phrase that means "imminently," now is indeed the time for The Once. Decorated with awards in Canada, they were nominated for a JUNO in 2012 for the Group: Roots & Traditional Album of the Year and have won 4 Music Newfoundland Awards, 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards and the 2011 ECMA Group Recording of the Year. The Once are about to embark on an amazing journey, spending much of the upcoming year touring the world with chart-topping artist, Passenger. Departures is available now and you can preview the album here.




    Plus there are other great, new releases including Shooter Jennings who releases Don't Wait Up (For George) EP, his 5 song EP tribute to his good friend George Jones. Mozart's Sister has attracted a lot of buzz following her entrancing live shows and her first EP, Hello.  Now with her debut album, Being, it is clear that the buzz is justified.  Breaking away from the recent troubles of their former lead singer, the remaining members of As I Lay Dying team up with Shane Blay of Oh, Sleeper to form Wovenwar.  The Wind and The Wave (Patricia Lynn and Dwight Baker) release their debut album From The WreckageChristopher Denny has a voice that will stop you in your tracks; a fervent Orbison meets Dylan tenor that fills his songs with a tremendous emotional pressure. His new album If The Roses Don't Kill Us is a blend of pre-country Southern music, folk, rock, gospel and singer/songwriter impulses, a style he calls Arkansas Soul.  And The 2 CD Legacy Edition of Elvis: That's The Way It Is features an expanded version of the original RCA album. Added is four single sides from the period and a selection of "fly-on-the-wall" outtakes from the June Nashville sessions that produced the majority of tracks for the LP. Disc 2 features a previously unreleased concert from Elvis' 1970 "Summer Season' recorded on August 12. The 24-page booklet features an insightful essay, photos and memorabilia. Also available is the Deluxe Edition 8CD/2DVD [Box Set]


    Plus, Twin PeaksNow 51: That's What I Call MusicAl JarreauSkid RowDavid Kilgour and The Heavy EightsThe RosebudsBear In HeavenSpider BagsDevonte HynesLakesThe InterruptersNaomi PunkFamily Force 5Herbie HancockDarkest HourPaul GilbertGarden State [Vinyl Soundtrack] and EDJ all have new albums today.


    CURRENT SINGLES

    There are also a couple of singles available, including Electric Wurms (the new band featuring members of The Flaming Lips) who release an Indie Exclusive Flexi Disc single in the form of Transform!!! (Mach Two) which includes a $2 off coupon for their upcoming album Musik Die Schwer Zu Twerk which is due 08/19. There is the exciting new single from Ryan Adams that is available as either a Digital or a Vinyl Single (with b-side), Gimme Something Good and you can pre order his self-titled album out Sept. 9th.

    EARLY LISTEN AND PREVIEW

    Sinead O'Connor - I'm Not Bossy I'm The BossLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Sinead O'Connor's album of brand new recordings I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss via Nettwerk Records. Indicative of where Sinead is in life, the album is passionate and direct, yet with an overarching fragility; her voice is a weapon, as powerful as it is tender. Sinead O'Connor is a rare thing in popular music: an absolutely unique artist. From her breakthrough hit, 1987's "Mandinka", to the multi-platinum international success of 1990's "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got", O'Connor has trodden a unique path to become the most iconic Irish female artist of the past 30 years. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the lead single, Take Me To Church here.


    For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

  • FREE LIVE IN-STORE PERFORMANCE SERIES

    FREE LIVE IN-STORE PERFORMANCE SERIES

             Join us for LIVE In-Store Performances!

    August 28: Aniqatia + Ghost Dads

    September 10: Caroline Reese

    September 19: Michael Cummings
                    (of Backwoods Payback)

    September 24: Throdl

    October 2: You You Dark Forest

    October 4: Greene Hill Project

    October 10: Echoes Talk Back

    October 16: Governing Murphy

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    October 29: Fatal Aggression

    November 8: Friends With Murder

    We revamped our LOCAL ARTISTS section and will be carrying the music of the artists performing in the store.  Help support these diverse amazing artists by coming out to their performances in this low key, intimate, laid back atmosphere.  See them perform, hang out with them, and pick up their releases too.  Spread the word!! 
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  • New Release Round-Up 07-29-14

    New Release Round-Up 07-29-14

    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye

    Hypnotic Eye is the latest album from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and the first album from the band in four years. "I knew I wanted to do a rock & roll record," Petty told Rolling Stone in April. "We hadn't made a straight hard-rockin' record, from beginning to end, in a long time." The album is available now and you can preview the tracks as well as check out the promotional video which also covers his upcoming US tour here.  Don't forget that if you picked up the recent Indie Exclusive CD Single, American Dream Plan B, then you can go ahead and use that $2 coupon towards the new album.

    Jenny Lewis - The Voyager

    The Voyager is Jenny Lewis's most deeply personal album to date, documenting her struggle to cope following the death of her estranged father in 2010 and the subsequent break-up of Rilo Kiley. The Voyager's rootsy, golden glow comes courtesy of Lewis and the artists she chose to produce various tracks, including Ryan Adams (who, alongside Mike Viola, produced all but three of the tracks), Beck, and Lewis' longtime collaborator Johnathan Rice. The Voyager finds the always relatable songwriter at her sharp-witted best, singing about her recent experiences with honesty and incisiveness. The album is available now and you can preview the tracks as well as watch the fantastic video for her recent single Just One Of The Guys which features a few of her famous friends taking on band duties. And if you bought the recent Indie Exclusive Single then feel free to make use of that $2 coupon towards the album. 

    When Beck originally released his Song Reader project it was inevitable that one day we would hear the recorded versions.  The twist though is that he asked a few of his musical buddies to take the helm. With Beck and music supervisor Randall Poster producing the album, he invited highly regarded musicians such as Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Laura Marling, Sparks, Loudon Wainwright III, Norah Jones, Fun. and Jack Black to give their interpretations of the songs. There is also a tune by Tweedy, the new band formed by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer.

    Eric Clapton has often stated that JJ Cale is one of the single most important figures in rock history, a sentiment echoed by many of his fellow musicians. Cale's influence on Clapton and many of today's artists cannot be understated. To honor JJ's legacy, a year after his passing, Clapton gathered a group of like-minded friends and musicians for Eric Clapton & Friends - The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale). With performances by Clapton, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks and Don White, the album features 16 beloved JJ Cale songs and is named for the 1972 single "Call Me The Breeze."

    Jenny Lewis - The VoyagerInstallation artist, musician and America's Got Talent finalist William Close explores the relationship between architecture and music while reflecting the heart of The Earth Harp Collective's sound on Behind The Veil. The album features lush Rock/Classical fusions, inspired original tracks & fresh interpretations of beloved coves such as The Who's "Love Reign O'er Me."





    Plus there are other great, new releases including Theory Of A Deadman return to their roots with more angst and darkness on their new album Savages which is heralded by the fiery single, Drown, produced by longtime collaborator Howard Benson (Halestorm, My Chemical Romance). The long awaited 2014 album Wastoid from Stardeath & White Dwarfs is here. Their heavy, gods-hammering sound owes as much to sludgy prog-rock influences like King Crimson and Pink Floyd as it does to Uncle Wayne's oeuvre.  Get On Up: The James Brown Story [Soundtrack] features studio and standout live versions of many of Brown's top soul/funk hits- from his first, 1956's 'Please Please Please' to 'Out Of Sight,' 'I Got You (I Feel Good),' 'Try Me,' 'Papa's Got A Brand New Bag,' 'It's A Man's Man's Man's World,' and 'Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine.' Cold World, The new album from Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens is a menagerie of Soul music at its finest, untied by the strong message-laden lyrics. Stuck is the third album from American hard rock outfit Adelitas Way and follows their 2011 release, Home School Valedictorian..  And one of the best live albums of all time is about to get considerably better. The Allman Brothers Band's cornerstone LP, At Fillmore East, compiled from the four sets recorded on the weekend of March 12-13, 1971, has been expanded, stretching over six CDs with fifteen unreleased tracks.  The album is also available as an expanded 4LP Edition as well as a 3 Blu-Ray Audio Edition


    Plus, Marc BroussardShabazz PalacesGuardians Of The GalaxyThe Best Of 2 ToneLive At Wacken 2013Land ObservationsFela KutiJack & ElizaJim-E StackKaren MantlerRick WakemanDream AcademyBette MidlerDark LotusThe Muffs, Cass ElliotGeorge Tandy, Jr.Bob DylanHooray For EarthVan Dyke ParksGhostbusters [Soundtrack] and Johnny Winter all have new albums today.


    CURRENT SINGLES

    There are also a couple of singles available, including Wiz Khalifa with his Indie Exclusive CD single We Dem Boyz which includes a $2 off coupon for his upcoming album Blacc Hollywood which is due 08/19. Weezer make a strong return with their new single Back To The Shack which is taken from their forthcoming album Everything Will Be Alright In The End which is due to be released 09/30. And The Wind And The Wave release The Heart It Beats The Thunder Rolls, the latest single from the album From The Wreckage which is due 08/05.

    EARLY LISTEN AND PREVIEW

    The Once - DeparturesLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Depatures, the new album from The Once. Named for a unique Newfoundland phrase that means "imminently," now is indeed the time for The Once. Decorated with awards in Canada, they were nominated for a JUNO in 2012 for the Group: Roots & Traditional Album of the Year and have won 4 Music Newfoundland Awards, 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards and the 2011 ECMA Group Recording of the Year. The Once are about to embark on an amazing journey, spending much of the upcoming year touring the world with chart-topping artist, Passenger. Departures is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the album here.


    For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

  • Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy - Now Available on Vinyl

    Old Crow Medicine Show  - Remedy - Now Available on Vinyl

    Old Crow Medicine Show  - Remedy

    The Americana bluegrass string band Old Crow Medicine Show continue to maintain their sound as heard on their previous albums while embracing new techniques and directions on their eighth effort Remedy. This release marks the follow up to 2012's Carry Me Back and includes the track "Sweet Amarillo" which, like previous recording and band signature tune "Wagon Wheel," is a reinterpretation of music by Bob Dylan. You can preview the album here and also check out the album trailer video which gives you a perfect taste of their incredible album.

    VINYL AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

  • BLUE NOTE AUTHORIZED DEALER

    BLUE NOTE AUTHORIZED DEALER

    As a store who has a particular focus on Blue Note artists, we are very proud to announce that we have teamed up with Record Store Day and the legendary Blue Note Records to celebrate their 75th Anniversary year by signing on at the creation to become a BLUE NOTE AUTHORIZED DEALER.  Blue Note will be reissuing 100 titles from their legendary catalog over the course of the year, and as a Blue Note Authorized Dealer (BNAD), we will be the place to find those reissues, as well as a monthly EXCLUSIVE reissue, which you can find first, and for a limited time ONLY at Blue Note Authorized Dealers. Blue Note Records devotees and folks wanting to learn more about this celebrated label will want to seek out these special releases. 

    The 75th Anniversary celebration is being personally guided by Blue Note Records President Don Was, and this big fan of record stores was also involved in the creation of BNADs:  

    “It's impossible to overstate the beauty of the serotonin and dopamine rush that one experiences by browsing thru a REAL live Record Store! Speaking as a music fan, I'm so grateful to the independent retailers who've kept this tradition alive. The history of Blue Note is inextricably interwoven with these incredible stores... It's a great honor and a very natural progression for us to partner-up with them in this uber-cool Authorized Dealership program.”

    Check out the list of Blue Note Authorized Dealer releases and the special Anniversary reissues HERE.

  • New Release Round-Up 07-15-14

    New Release Round-Up 07-15-14

    Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business

    Morrissey is one of the few iconic musicians making radical, counter-cultural work, and Harvest Records is proud to release his latest album World Peace Is None Of Your Business which explores the tragedy of human apathy in our turbulent, modern era. Morrissey's career as a writer reaches new lyrical heights but maintains his signature humor, drama, and emotional longing. World Peace Is None Of Your Business was produced by Joe Chiccarelli at La Fabrique Studios in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France. The album is available now and you can preview the tracks as well as watch the moving video for his spoken word track Earth Is The Loneliest Planet here.  

    Despite the internal lineup changes and increased success that has followed Rise Against it is clear that on their seventh album The Black Market they have not lost any of the angst and soul that made the Chicago activist punks such a thrilling band in the first place. Sure they have become more melodic but the defiant energy and aggression is all still there, as witnessed on their lead single I Don't Want To Be Here Anymore.

    Jason Mraz - YesJason Mraz’s fifth studio release, YES! sees the San Diego-based troubadour teaming up with his longtime friends and collaborators, Raining Jane, for a purely acoustic and more intimate sound than heard on his previous releases. “YES!,” produced by Mraz along with Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit, Rilo Kiley), was recorded in rural Omaha, Nebraska and inland Oceanside, California. While somewhat intimate and esoteric, “YES!” still remains a Mraz-like pop album and features classical instruments, cello, sitar and vintage guitars and sings about universal themes of love, faith, healing, environmental stewardship and inner peace. The album is available now and you can preview the tracks as well as check out the beautiful video for his single Love Someone.


    After playing live together since 2008, Sasha Dobson, Norah Jones and Catherine Popper have at last taken their collaboration into the studio.  As Puss N Boots they release their album No Fools, No Fun which includes five original songs two each from Dobson and Popper, one from Jones and seven spirited cover tunes, all culled from Puss n Boots live repertoire.

    Luluc - PasserbyPasserby is the second album by Australian/Brooklyn band Luluc; it is their first international release and their Sub Pop debut. Co-produced by the band and The National's Aaron Dessner, Passerby shows off all of Luluc's best qualities, retaining the gentle beauty of the duo's debut while adding textures built with a cadre of impressive players. Band influences like Simon and Garfunkel and Gillian Welch (and, of course, Nick Drake) can be felt throughout Passerby, while the poignant restraint aligns them well with label mates Low. The album is available now and you can preview the album here which includes their incredible first single Without A Face




    Plus there are other great, new releases including Trampled by Turtles with their seventh studio album Wild Animals where themes of impermanence run deep, both lyrically and sonically. Hercules & Love Affair’s third and most versatile album to date, The Feast Of The Broken Heart sees visionary founder Andy Butler and his ever-evolving musical collective pushing the boundaries of house music, disco, and pop to create a collection of stunningly original new dancefloor anthems.  Spiritualized release a set of limited edition vinyl re issues which include Fucked Up InsideLet It Come Down and Royal Albert Hall, October 10 1997:Live. With his new album Terms of My SurrenderJohn Hiatt, a master lyricist and satirical storyteller, weaves hidden plot twists into fictional tales ranging in topics including redemption, relationships, growing older and surrendering, on his terms. Bleachers unleash their new album Strange Desire.  The highly anticipated album was written and produced by Grammy Award winning musician Jack Antonoff with co-producer John Hill (MIA, Jay Z, Empire of the Sun) as well as Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode, Yaz, Erasure) and others.  And Jerry Garcia releases GarciaLive Volume Four: March 22nd, 1978 Veteran's Hall, a 2 CD Set featuring over 2 hours of previously unreleased music mastered from original soundboard recordings. The fourth installment of the recently launched archival series presents the Jerry Garcia Band's performance from March 22nd, 1978 at Veteran's Hall in Sebastopol, California.


    Plus, 'Weird Al' YankovicWish I Was Here [Soundtrack]Reigning SoundSuicide SilenceAbout A MileNotting HillbilliesJungleSlow ClubCleanKidz BopLoverboyDuke ElingtonPennywiseMonty PythonBig WreckCowboy Jack Clement and Sebastien Tellier all have new albums today.


    CURRENT SINGLES

    There are also a couple of singles available, including the man in black Johnny Cash who releases a seven inch vinyl single pressing of The Man Comes Around which was the title track from Cash's 2002 American IV: The Man Comes Around, the fourth & final album in his American label series released in his lifetime. It is the last song Cash wrote before his death. The single is backed with his Depeche Mode cover of "Personal Jesus". And Duck Sauce release their 12" Single NRG which is a clear blue 180 gram vinyl, packaged in a clear sleeve and includes Club Mix, Radio Edit, the Skrillex, Kill The Noise, Milo & Otis Remix, and the Hudson Mohawke Remix.


    For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.






Music Releases 8-19-14

Electric Wurms - Musik Die Schwer Zu Twerk

Electric Wurms - Musik Die Schwer Zu Twerk

New CD: $9.98
Digital: $6.99
Electric Würms, a prog-rock side project featuring The Flaming Lips' multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd on vocals, guitars, and keyboards and front man Wayne Coyne on bass and backed by Nashville psychedelic rock band Linear Downfall, presents a six-song album on Warner Bros. Records. Musik, Die Shwer Zu Twerk, will transport the listener into a new kind of transcendental orbit than one might expect from The Lips alone. Instead, these six velvety compositions appear to be harvested from a higher bardo plane of sound yet maintain a pleasantly familiar rock "experience" associated with The Lipsianoeuvre.
Tweedy - Summer Noon [Indie Exclusive Vinyl Single]

Tweedy - Summer Noon [Indie Exclusive Vinyl Single]

New 7" Vinyl: $4.00
Digital: $1.29
Indie Exclusive Vinyl Single. Includes $4 coupon for the album Sukierae (Out 09/23) PLEASE NOTE - Quantities are limited. In Store Purchase Only
Kimbra - The Golden Echo

Kimbra - The Golden Echo

New CD: $13.98   $12.98
Digital: $11.49
Kimbra's 2nd album The Golden Echo is ambitious, sophisticated, and complex, just like its creator. The Golden Echo was produced by Rich Costey who has been on her dream list of collaborators since she was 15. The lyrics find her grappling with a range of subject matter, from feeling nostalgic about young love on "90s Music," to being caught up in a place of narrowness on "Mad House," to wanting to run away and make a new life on "Carolina," to the vulnerability that follows succumbing to temptation on "Be Everlovin Ya." Kimbra wrote several of the songs with Daniel Johns from Silverchair, another idol of hers.
Imogen Heap - Sparks

Imogen Heap - Sparks

New CD: $11.96   $10.96
Digital: $9.99
Sparks has been on a well travelled journey, one which Heap began at 6am 14 March 2011, with a live stream from her home studio in a small village on the outskirts of London, gathering 'sound seeds' from fans and weaving them together to form the first song (Lifeline). Fast forward, 4 continents later, a dozen related projects and 14 tracks, the album cover artwork was then completed by those who pre-ordered the limited edition, super deluxe box set by sending in their footprints! The stunning piece of artwork and packaging, designed and developed over the past three years by Imogen and her creative team with CSV (the company behind Radiohead's special packaging) it is the very first time that Imogen has released such a super deluxe package.
Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood

Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood

New CD: $18.98   $16.98
Digital: $11.49
Orenda Fink - Blue Dream

Orenda Fink - Blue Dream

New CD: $11.98   $10.98
Video
Third solo album from Azure Ray member Orenda Fink, takes musical inspiration from Smog, Violetta Parra, and Kate Bush. The album was produced in Omaha by Todd Fink (The Faint, Digital Leather) and Ben Brodin (Conor Oberst), with help from drummer Bill Rieflin (Ministry, Swans, R.E.M., King Crimson).
Caroline Rose - I Will Not Be Afraid

Caroline Rose - I Will Not Be Afraid

New CD: $12.99   $11.99
Digital: $9.99
I Will Not Be Afraid chronicles Caroline’s wandering years; a disillusioned youth constantly demanding freedom and the most from life. Raised in the Northeast (and currently living in her van), Rose is a rare mix of Northern grit and Southern charm whose musical influences trace back to her family’s Southern roots, running deep into the heart of Mississippi.
King 810 - Memoirs Of A Murderer

King 810 - Memoirs Of A Murderer

New CD: $13.98   $12.98
Digital: $7.99
Selah - You Amaze Us

Selah - You Amaze Us

New CD: $13.98   $12.98
Benjamin Booker - Benjamin Booker

Benjamin Booker - Benjamin Booker

New CD: $11.98   $10.98
Digital: $9.99
Posies - Failure [Deluxe]

Posies - Failure [Deluxe]

New CD: $16.98   $14.98
Digital: $9.99
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas - Secret Evil

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas - Secret Evil

New CD: $13.98   $12.98
Digital: $9.99
Video
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas have arrived at last with their long awaited Instant Records debut, Secret Evil. The album which follows 2013 s Demons EP sees the Detroit-based band serving up a brilliantly polyglot sonic stew equal parts rockabilly and surf pop, cabaret jazz and funky reggae, Latin psych and Gypsy punk all cooked up on the hot Motor City pavement and seasoned by that distinctly Detroit combination of blasted R&B, showband theatrics, and limitless rock n soul energy.
Rocco Deluca - Rocco Deluca

Rocco Deluca - Rocco Deluca

New CD: $11.98   $10.98
Digital: $9.99
Rocco DeLuca is Rocco's second album for 429 Records and his fourth overall LP. Produced by seven time Grammy winner Daniel Lanois, Rocco DeLuca builds upon the brooding and haunting mood of his last solo album, 2011’s Drugs 'N' Hymns.
Offspring - Smash [20th Anniversary Reissue] [Box Set]

Offspring - Smash [20th Anniversary Reissue] [Box Set]

New Vinyl: $34.98   $31.48
Digital: $9.99
JJ - V

JJ - V

New CD: $14.98   $13.98
JJ have, with the album 'V', realised the definitive expression of their experiences to date, and are finally comfortable with being a press-welcoming, tour-ready outfit.
Beach Day - Native Echoes

Beach Day - Native Echoes

New CD: $12.98   $11.98
Digital: $8.99
On this new LP, they’ve become greater than the sum of their throwback influences. And so, Native Echoes emerges packing more modern grit. With more instrumental sophistication and all-tape recording, the album features more atmosphere and patina to deepen its new octane.
Bishop Allen - Lights Out

Bishop Allen - Lights Out

New CD: $14.98   $13.98
Castanets - Decimation Blues

Castanets - Decimation Blues

New CD: $14.98   $13.98
Paul Hardcastle - Moovin & Groovin

Paul Hardcastle - Moovin & Groovin

New CD: $18.98   $16.98
Digital: $9.99
Music Go Music - Impressions

Music Go Music - Impressions

New CD: $14.98   $13.98
Apache Dropout - Heavy Window

Apache Dropout - Heavy Window

New CD: $14.98   $13.98
Sleeping Bag - Deep Sleep

Sleeping Bag - Deep Sleep

New CD: $14.98   $13.98
The Weeks - Buttons [Vinyl EP]

The Weeks - Buttons [Vinyl EP]

New Vinyl: $13.98   $12.98
Digital: $3.99
New EP from the Tennessee based band, featuring 1st single “Buttons”
Suzanne Vega - Close-Up Series (Uk)

Suzanne Vega - Close-Up Series (Uk)

New CD: $112.99   $101.69
Dr John - Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch

Dr John - Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch

New CD: $16.98   $14.98
Digital: $9.99
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and six-time GRAMMY®-winner Dr. John is New Orleans' most prominent living musical icon. The embodiment of his hometown's freewheeling creative spirit and multiple musical traditions, he's built a visionary, idiosyncratic body of work that's deeply rooted in the Crescent City's myriad blues, R&B, jazz and rock 'n' roll traditions. So it's fitting that Dr. John's August 19, 2014 release on Concord Records, Ske-Dat-De-Dat...The Spirit Of Satch, pays heartfelt tribute to another larger-than-life New Orleans legend: the seminal trumpeter and vocalist Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, whose musical innovations created the template for 20th-century jazz, and whose playful attitude and life-embracing spirit made him a beloved figure whose worldwide appeal transcended music.
Smokey Robinson - Smokey & Friends

Smokey Robinson - Smokey & Friends

New CD: $10.99   $9.99
Digital: $9.99
Colton Dixon - Anchor

Colton Dixon - Anchor

New CD: $13.95   $12.95
Digital: $9.99
Chase Rice - Ignite The Night

Chase Rice - Ignite The Night

New CD: $12.98   $11.98
Digital: $9.99
Within a few short years of moving to Nashville, country music artist Chase Rice has already built a loyal fan base across the country through his energetic live shows and gained the attention of industry professionals with his edgy, eclectic sound. Rice first made waves as a co-writer on Florida George Line's massive 2012 crossover hit Cruise, and his star continues to rise with his own Top 25-and-climbing single, Ready Set Roll. Rice s first full-length album, Ignite the Night, is slated for release August 19 on his own Dack Janiels label in partner- ship with Columbia Nashville.
Dirty Loops - Loopified

Dirty Loops - Loopified

New CD: $10.99   $9.99
Digital: $9.99
Better Than Ezra - Surprise (Aniv)

Better Than Ezra - Surprise (Aniv)

New CD: $15.98   $13.98
He Is Legend - Heavy Fruit

He Is Legend - Heavy Fruit

New CD: $14.98   $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Buckcherry - Fuck (Uncn)

Buckcherry - Fuck (Uncn)

New CD: $5.98
Digital: $4.99
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - Pika Pika Fantajin

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - Pika Pika Fantajin

New CD: $14.98   $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu presents her third album, Pika Pika Fantajin a year after her last album, Nanda Collection, which included her signature song "Fashion Monster" and a digital mega-hit "Ninja Re Bang Bang." The 2014 album was produced by Yasutaka Nakata (CAPSULE) so as the past 2 albums. Pika pika means shiny, glossy, and lustrous. Fantajin is a very Kyary-like coined word of "fantasy" + "people." Kyary Pamyu Pamyu explains, "this album is a kawaii album full of shine and sparkle. It includes many newly recorded tracks so I think lots of people can enjoy the album with their mind open. I turned 21 this year so I will be more than happy if you could see me grown up a little?? on the booklet comes with thelimited editions. Well, please check out my new album filled with my version of fantasy!"
Ace Frehley - Space Invader

Ace Frehley - Space Invader

New CD: $17.98   $15.98
Digital: $9.99
Like a shooting star headed toward earth from another solar system, Ace Frehley operates in his own musical galaxy. He s a musical maverick, an improbable bestselling New York Times author in 2011, and iconoclast adored by millions of fans around the world since 1974. Through his seminal work with KISS and as a solo artist, Ace Frehley is championed as one of the most influential guitar players of the last four decades and his impact on popular music is immeasurable. With his smash 1978 solo album and post-KISS work including 2009 s Anomaly, Frehley continues to be the best selling member of the original line up, or any other.
Accept - Blind Rage

Accept - Blind Rage

New CD: $12.98   $11.98
Digital: $9.99
“Blind Rage”, just like its two predecessors has been produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap.
Randy Travis - Influence 2: The Man I Am

Randy Travis - Influence 2: The Man I Am

New CD: $7.98
Digital: $9.99

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Movie Releases 8-19-14

The Amazing Spider-Man [ Movie] - The Amazing Spider-Man 2 [3D]

The Amazing Spider-Man [ Movie] - The Amazing Spider-Man 2 [3D]

New Blu-Ray: $45.99   $41.39
It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than himself. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.
 - Toy Story Of Terror / (Ac3 Dol Dts Digc)

- Toy Story Of Terror / (Ac3 Dol Dts Digc)

New Blu-Ray: $14.99
Disney Pixar proudly presents a wacky new tale featuring all your favorite characters from the Toy Story films. Join Woody, Buzz, Jessie and their pals in a frighteningly fun animated adventure. What starts out as an exciting road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse following a detour to a roadside motel. After Mr. Potato Head suddenly disappears, his friends find themselves caught up in a hilarious mystery that must be solved before they suffer the same fate in this thrilling Toy Story OF TERROR!
 - Once Upon A Time: The Complete Third Season (5pc)

- Once Upon A Time: The Complete Third Season (5pc)

New Blu-Ray: $79.99   $71.99
It's a diabolical thing about curses: Just as one is broken, another, even more sinister than the first, inevitably emerges to wreak further havoc... Experience the heart-pounding action and tantalizing suspense of ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON. Add season 3 to your ONCE UPON A TIME collection and relive all 22 captivating episodes. Plus, access never-before-seen bonus features. Each time you watch, you'll fall deeper under the spell of this irresistible series.
 - Criterion Collection: Y Tu Mama Tambien

- Criterion Collection: Y Tu Mama Tambien

New Blu-Ray: $39.95   $35.96
Julio and Tenoch are two teens ruled by raging hormonesand a mission to consume exotic substances. But one summer, the boys learn more about life than they bargain for when they set off on a wild, cross-country road trip with seductive, 28-year-old Luisa. Both boys taste forbidden fruit as Luisa schools them in the finer points of passion, but will their mutual desire for her destroy their friendship forever?
 - Criterion Collection: Tie Me Up Tie Me Down

- Criterion Collection: Tie Me Up Tie Me Down

New Blu-Ray: $39.95   $35.96
A 1990 Spanish dark romantic comedy film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, and starring Antonio Banderas and Victoria Abril. The plot follows a recently released psychiatric patient who kidnaps an actress in order to make her fall in love with him. He believes his destiny is to marry her and father her children.
Fading Gigolo [Movie] - Fading Gigolo

Fading Gigolo [Movie] - Fading Gigolo

New Blu-Ray: $29.99
Murray (Woody Allen) talks his friend Fioravante (John Turturro) into becoming a gigolo as a way of making some much needed cash after an out-of-the-blue request from his dermatologist (Sharon Stone). With Murray acting as Fioravante's manager, the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money. Also stars Vanessa Paradis, Liev Schreiber and Sofía Vergara.
Boardwalk Empire [TV Series] - Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Fourth Season

Boardwalk Empire [TV Series] - Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Fourth Season

New Blu-Ray: $79.98   $71.98
One of HBO's breakthrough series, Boardwalk Empire chronicles the life and times of Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (Golden Globe winner Steve Buscemi), Atlantic City's undisputed czar at a time when Prohibition proved to be a major catalyst in the rise of organized crime in America. Season 4 picks up eight months after the end of Season 3, in February 1924 - the year jazz "really came into being," with fictional dancers/singers as well as the ubiquitous Charleston dance. Having barely survived an overthrow by Gyp Rossetti in Season 3, Nucky Thompson is laying low at the end of the Boardwalk as the season begins. Eventually he'll butt heads with Mayor Bader, battle with his brother Eli about the fate of Eli's college-aged son Willie, and set his sights on the lucrative drug and real-estate opportunities in Florida. Most of the drama in this season's twelve episodes will take place in Atlantic City, and musical showpieces will be set in the Onyx Club (modeled after the Cotton Club), to be run by Chalky White. Action will also take place in Florida and Chicago.

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