Weekly Best Sellers

July 10, 2017 Leave a comment

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CDs
01. Lorde – Melodrama
02. Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up
03. Jason Isbell – Nashville Sound
04. Phoenix – Ti Amo
05. Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory
06. Kendrick Lamar – Damn
07. Flogging Molly – Life is Good
08. Beach House – B-Sides & Rarities
09. Imagine Dragons – Evolve
10. Municipal Waste – Slime & Punishment

VINYL
01. Prince & the Revolution – Purple Rain
02. Selena – Last Concert
03. Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up
04. Beach House – B-Sides & Rarities
05. David Bowie – Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust
06. Nirvana – Unplugged in New York
07. Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
08. Mac DeMarco – This Old Dog
09. Smiths – Hatful of Sorrow
10. Sleep – Dopesmoker

CASSETTES
01. Beach House – Depression Cherry
02. Nirvana – Nevermind
03. Tomorrows Tulips – Indy Rock Royalty
04. Shannon & the Clams – Gone by Dawn
05. Smoking Trees – Archer & the Bull
06. Municipal Waste – Slime & Punishment
07. Mac DeMarco – Salad Days Demo
08. Ty Segall – Manipulator
09. Rodriguez – Coming from Reality
10. Homeshake – In the Shower

DVDs
01. Get Out
02. Eric Clapton – Live in San Diego
03. Beatles – Eight Days a Week
04. Rolling Stones – Stones in Exile
05. Frank Zappa – Torture Never Stops
06. Scorpions – Live in Munich
07. Santana – Viva Santana!
08. Paprika
09. Dark Crystal
10. Way of the Dragon

BLU-RAY
01. Matrix
02. Nick Cave – One More Time with Feeling
03. Master & Commander
04. Crazy Heart
05. Black Swan
06. Sin City
07. Lord of War
08. American Hustle
09. V for Vendetta
10. Dirty Dancing: 30th Anniversary

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Fresh Stuff from Jason Isbell

July 6, 2017 Leave a comment

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Americana favorite Jason Isbell and his band, the 400 Unit, recently dropped a new album.

Titled The Nashville Sound, the record sees Isbell doing what he does best: crafting honest tunes about what he sees, feels and experiences. As the album’s producer Dave Cobb told Rolling Stone, “He takes these seemingly normal things and turns them into beautiful songs about life and relationships and family.”

The standout track is “If We Were Vampires,” an exploration of love, death and loss. But the album as a whole is a testament to Isbell’s evolution as a songwriter and his changing perspective.

“Right when I started touring, there was this wariness I had of the world outside of my small town,” he told Rolling Stone. “But I’m not that person anymore, and I was never completely that person. The guy I’m talking about…has grown up in a naturally sheltered existence, then he gets out and sees the rest of the world and doesn’t understand it. It’s like the bridge is burning as he crosses it. He realizes there’s no way to go back, and I think that’s scary for a lot of people.”

Tracklist:

1. Last of My Kind
2. Cumberland Gap
3. Tupelo”
4. “White Man’s World
5. If We Were Vampires
6. Anxiety
7. Molotov
8. Chaos and Clothes
9. Hope the High Road
10. Something to Love

 

 

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Record Store Day 2017

April 21, 2017 Leave a comment

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It’s that wonderful time of year!

Tomorrow, April 22, is International Record Store Day. That means that you can get exclusive, limited-run records, singles, cds, merch and more from your favorite independent record store.

This year is extra special as it marks the 10th anniversary of this global event that celebrates music, artistry, community and local record sellers.

Check out the 2017 releases and we’ll see you at the store.

BTW, we open an hour early at 10am on Record Store Day. Plan accordingly 🙂

Bob Dylan’s Triplicate

April 21, 2017 Leave a comment

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In 2015, Bob Dylan released Shadows in the Night, an album of standards. Fans were a bit puzzled by the move, but Dylan later explained saying, “Now that I have lived them and lived through them I understand them better…These songs are cold and clear-sighted, there is a direct realism in them, faith in ordinary life.”

Now, Dylan is back with another standards collection titled Triplicate, a three-disc studio album featuring 30 recordings of classic American tunes. As Dylan’s website explains:

Triplicate showcases Dylan’s unique and much-lauded talents as a vocalist, arranger and bandleader on 30 compositions by some of music’s most lauded and influential songwriters. The Jack Frost-produced album is the 38th studio set from Bob Dylan and marks the first new music from the artist since Fallen Angels, which was released in early 2016.”

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Best of Old Crow Medicine Show

April 14, 2017 Leave a comment

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Twelve years ago, Old Crow Medicine Show dropped it’s debut album, O.C.M.S. Since then, the band has become one of the standout new roots acts, blending bluegrass and folk with punk rock energy.

The band recently released a collection with studio highlights and unreleased tracks. Songs include “Down Home Girl,” “I Hear Them All,” “Black-Haired Québécoise,” “Heart Up in the Sky,” and, of course, the platinum-selling, crowd singalong favorite, “Wagon Wheel.”

From Folk Radio U.K.:

“With a career stretching back to 1998, nine albums released, a pretty relentless gig schedule and countless festival appearances, Old Crow Medicine Show has been in the vanguard of developing a 21st Century take on old-time, string band music. The band has been recognised and honoured with induction into the Grand Ole Opry in 2013, and the 2014’s Remedy won the Grammy for Best Folk Album, so a “best of” album might be considered a little overdue. Between 2004 and 2008, the band recorded with Nettwerk Records. They released three albums, Old Crow Medicine Show (2004), often shortened to O.C.M.S., Big Iron World (2006) and Tennessee Pusher (2008) and it’s these albums that Nettwerk has been able to draw on for Best Of, along with an EP track from 2006 and two previously unreleased tracks.”

Tracklist:

01. Wagon Wheel
02. Tell It to Me
03. Down Home Girl
04. Alabama High-Test
05. Big Time in the Jungle
06. CC Rider
07. Take ‘Em Away
08. Humdinger
09. Fall On My Knees
10. My Good Gal
11. I Hear Them All
12. Caroline
13. Black-Haired Québécoise
14. Heart Up in the Sky

Fresh Stuff from Real Estate

April 12, 2017 Leave a comment

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The band Real Estate gets tossed into the indie-rock genre, but the band has a reputation for crafting clean, orchestral pop gems that goes far beyond the usual rough-around-the-edges indie rock sound.

On its latest release, In Mind, the band furthers its clean, polished sound, while pulling in elements of psych, classic rock, dream pop and more. As Consequence of Sound reports:

“In Mind is a thorough portrait of Real Estate’s comforting scripture. The touching points are pretty much the same as before — the psych-tinged ‘60s rock of The Beatles and The Byrds through to the Pink Floydian prog touches and the misty guitar lines of ‘80s groups like Galaxie 500 and Echo & the Bunnymen — but the six-piece bring their own hazy lucidity. There’s the odd bit of reverb, but the band don’t douse their arrangements in it. Instead, it’s the clear symphonies, lustrous melodies, and singer Martin Courtney’s sweet vocals that take you into a kind of hallucination. In Mind invites you deep into the narrator’s subconscious. Grasping with these songs is like trying to reconstruct a dream you had the night before.”

Tracklist

01. Darling
02. Serve The Song
03. Stained Glass
04. After the Moon
05. Two Arrows
06. White Light
07. Holding Pattern
08. Time
09. Diamond Eyes
10. Same Sun
11. Saturday

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Fresh Stuff from Alison Krauss

April 7, 2017 Leave a comment

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Fiddle master, vocalist and bandleader extraordinaire Alison Krauss has been holding bluegrass court for decades. In that time, fans have seen her go from traditional bluegrass artist to being one of the artists pushing the genre into the mainstream.

For the last couple of decades, Krauss has recorded with her all-star band, Union Station. On her latest release, Windy City, however, Krauss returns to her roots as a solo artist.

The album sees her covering classic country numbers, including “All Alone Am I,” the hit by Brenda Lee, John Hartford’s “Gentle On My Mind,” and Willie Nelson’s “I Never Cared for You.”

NPR describes the album, which features Union Station musicians Ron Block and bassist Barry Bales, along with Hank Williams, Jr., Jamey Johnson, Sidney and Suzanne Cox and Dan Tyminski, as “pros romping through their repertoire, with Krauss making each song charmingly personal.”

Tracklist
Losing You
It’s Goodbye and so Long to You
Windy City
I Never Cared for You
River in the Rain
Dream of Me
Gentle on My Mind
All Alone Am I
Poison Love
You Don’t Know Me
Windy City (Live)
River in the Rain (Live)
Losing You (Live)
I Never Cared for You (Live)