Featured New Releases

The Latest...

THE SONICS (& Guests) Live At Easy Street On Record Store Day 2015!

We’re thrilled to welcome Northwest Rock Legends The Sonics to Easy Street for a very special Record Store Day live performance at 10pm! Our heroes will be joined by an amazing array of special guests personally invited by the band throughout the night - and believe us when we say you will NOT be disappointed!! The Sonics performance is a ticketed event with proceeds going to KEXP’s New Home Campaign. A limited number of tickets, priced at $100, are on sale RIGHT NOW at Easy Street. Another small allotment of tickets will be on sale from KEXP.org starting at 3pm today. Check their home page for link at that time. 

Limit of two tickets per person, CASH ONLY. 

PLEASE NOTE: EASY STREET WILL NOT BE SELLING TICKETS TO THIS EVENT ON RECORD STORE DAY.  Remaining tickets still available on Record Store Day must be purchased through KEXP.org. Ticket buyers will also receive this super-sweet event lithograph by Independence Printage, as well as a retro-style ticket for the event!

View more...

Record Store Day 2015 At Easy Street (Part 2)!

We're excited to welcome two of the three KEXP "Afternoonies" to spin at Easy Street on Record Store Day! KEXP DJs Kevin Cole & Troy Nelson will be in the house doing what they do best (with no commercial breaks!) this Saturday, along with Chris Ballew (PUSA, Caspar Babypants), who we announced yesterday. Troy's at the tables from 6-8pm and Kevin's pulling the 8-9pm shift & he *may* work it during our RSD after-hours party as well. (Oops, was I supposed to mention after-hours party?). Mr. Ballew's DJ set is rumored to take place during the afternoon...exact time has yet to be determined. Stay tuned!

View more...

Record Store Day 2015 At Easy Street (Part 1)

The Big Day you have all been waiting for is happening this Saturday (April 18th) and we know you are all as excited as we are. As always, there are some great releases this year and if you have not already made your list and etched the artwork in your mind ready for the hunt, you can check out the full list of releases here on our site or of course you can check recordstoreday.com for more details.  Note: We have no guarantee over which releases we will have available and how many, but feel free to contact us to see if we have ordered any particular release.

First Store to Open, Last Store to Close - We will open our doors at 7am and expect to remain open well after our usual closing time of 9pm. Why? Could it be we have something amazing in the works? Hmmm.....we can't reveal just yet, but we can tell you about some Guest DJs we're getting in to spin on RSD. OK, let's just start with one for now... Chris Ballew! Yes, the mad scientist behind Caspar Babypants and the Presidents Of The United States Of America will once again man the turntables at Easy Street's RSD 15 celebration!

Keep an eye on Easy Street Online and on our Twitter and Facebook pages for spin times and for further surprises....meantime, here some excerpts from our interview with Chris Ballew a few years back

On living in West Seattle: "I’m so happy and excited to have found my real place here in Seattle. I’ve experimented with a bunch of different parts of town and the vibe out here and especially the vibe down off of Beach Drive where I live is a dream come true. Back in the day I had a little shack up on Lopez Island and I loved it but I was sad that the laid back feel had to involve such a long trip and a ferry. I really get that same sensation here in W.S. ...what a relief!"

About focusing on the FUN!: "I have always written ALL kinds of music. I have a bunch of depressing or sad songs as well as the happy ones I am known for. I was a huge fan of the intensity of the music coming out of Seattle. I was living in Boston when it really hit and came back on the down slope of the scene here starting in 1992. I do remember seeing the MTV Music Awards one year and it was wall-to-wall Seattle and all that intensity. I did consciously think 'I NEED TO INJECT SOME GOOD TIMES INTO THIS SCENE' and I wrote two songs right there that ended up on the PUSA debut. So it was a decision to focus on the FUN. But the fact that it became huge for us was a surprise for sure."

On Caspar Babypants: "I am super excited about making kids music. There is an element in there from my own childhood, which was very smooth and creative and loose and fun. I spent entire days playing with my brother and making up songs and rhymes. My life now is kind of an extension of those lazy days. Except now I do it in my studio! Also, that free-flowing creative surreality that kids access with their writing and songwriting is something I just ALWAYS want to be close to and making music for kids keeps me there even more than PUSA. The songwriting in PUSA is a balance between innocent and innuendo that I don’t fully have control over whereas the pure innocence of the Babypants I could do forever and ever. Right now I feel so COMPLETE making music for babies and parents that the world of grown-up music seems kind of grey to me! I feel like I am touching a core nerve of being human with the Babypants stuff."

Of course Record Store Day is not just about the releases, it is a day to celebrate Independent Record Stores and we hope that you will be joining us for the whole day as we will have lots of great celebrations going on.

See you all soon and good luck.

View more...

Dawes In-Store This Thursday!

Dawes In-Store This Thursday!

Join us this Thursday at 7pm for a very special acoustic performance by Dawes! Pre-order their new album, All Your Favorite Bands (out 6/2), at the event and get a free Dawes CD single while supplies last! Free and all-ages show!

View more...

Birthday Party! April 15th

Happy 35th birthday to Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney! Who else was born on 4/15?

Bessie Smith - 1894-1937

George Shuffler (guitarist, The Stanley Brothers, Clinch Mountain Boys) - 1925-2014

Roy Clark - 82

Marty Wilde - 76

Dave Edmunds - 71

Wooley Wolstenhome (keyboardist, Barclay James Harvest) - 63

Michael Kamen - 1948-2003

Linda Perry - 49

Samantha Fox - 48

Frankie Poullain (bassist, The Darkness) - 48

Ed O'Brien (guitarist, Radiohead) - 47

Philip Labonte (singer, All That Remains) - 40

View more...

Music Releases 04-21-15

Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color
New CD: $12.98
Alabama Shakes’ Sound & Color is the follow-up to the band's Gold-certified debut album, Boys & Girls, which earned the group three GRAMMY nominations, including a nod for Best New Artist. Sound & Color demonstrates the tremendous strides made by a group of musicians who had only been playing together for a few months when they recorded their first album. From the searing single "Don't Wanna Fight" to the garage-rock freak-out on “The Greatest” to the psychedelic space jam “Gemini,” Alabama Shakes build on the soulful blues-rock base and map a surprising, innovative new direction.
Frank Sinatra - Ultimate Sinatra Frank Sinatra - Ultimate Sinatra
New CD: $13.95
The defining voice of the 20th century, Frank Sinatra enjoyed a legendary recording career that spanned six decades, beginning with his earliest session in 1939 and culminating with his last in 1993, for his world-renowned, multi-platinum Duets and Duets II albums. Ultimate Sinatra presents key recordings spanning the Chairman of the Board's recordings for Columbia, Capitol and Reprise, together for the first time. Ultimate Sinatra's single-disc CD brims with 25 stellar recordings representing a cross-section of Sinatra's unparalleled recording career.
Passion Pit - Kindred Passion Pit - Kindred
New CD: $11.96
Kindred, is the new album from Passion Pit. Kindred was written by Passion Pit creative force and frontman Michael Angelakos and recorded in New York City. The album was produced by Angelakos alongside longtime collaborators and co-producers Chris Zane and Alex Aldi, as well as Benny Blanco. Kindred follows Passion Pit's 2012 hit Gossamer, which found the band selling out Madison Square Garden, appearing on "Saturday Night Live" and a special "Live on Letterman" performance, and playing at major festivals including Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, Outside Lands and more.
Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late
New CD: $14.99
Drake “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” debuted with no advertisement and scanned over 500,000 copies in 3 days. This physical release will feature two exclusive tracks “How About Now” and “My Side”.
Great Lake Swimmers - A Forest Of Arms Great Lake Swimmers - A Forest Of Arms
New CD: $13.98
A Forest Of Arms is the sixth album from Tony Dekker’s Great Lake Swimmers and the follow-up to their 2012 Juno Award and Polaris Music Prize nominated New Wild Everywhere. The album is a return to Dekker's naturalistic folk sound, as well as the process of recording in unique and unusual locations, which provided elements for some of their most dynamic songs ever recorded. Those familiar with past Great Lake Swimmers albums will recognize the thematic threads of beauty in the natural world, environmental issues and explorations of close personal ties that hold us together.
Built To Spill - Untethered Moon Built To Spill - Untethered Moon
New CD: $13.98
Built to Spill, one of the most endearing and enduring rock bands of its generation, will release their eighth studio album, entitled Untethered Moon, on April 21st. Untethered Moon is the first BTS album recorded with new band members Steve Gere (drums) and Jason Albertini (bass), who join vocalist/guitarist Doug Martsch with guitarists Brett Netson and Jim Roth. Untethered Moon was produced by Martsch and Sam Coomes.
They Might Be Giants - Glean They Might Be Giants - Glean
New CD: $13.98
DIAL-A-SONG RETURNS 2015 is already a landmark year in two-time Grammy winners They Might Be Giants' illustrious career. With the return of their Dial-A-Song service, the band is posting a new track each week to unanimous exclamations of joy from fans old and new. With a toll-free number at (844) 387-6962 and a sweet new web site at dialasong.com, most of the tracks arrive with fully produced animations. A video contest for the lead single ''Erase'' judged by Black Francis of the Pixies is sure to elicit a spectacular original clip.
Gengahr - She's A Witch EP [Vinyl] Gengahr - She's A Witch EP [Vinyl]
New Vinyl: $8.98
Gengahr’s previous single, “Powder,” positioned them as one of the UK’s buzziest new bands, so expertly did its clanging psych-pop walk the line between Tame Impala’s sprawling soundscapes and Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s miniature suites. “She’s A Witch,” the title track from the band’s new EP, operates in that same post-MGMT realm, but it’s got a dancey skip in its step to go along with the translucent guitar leads, groovy Modest Mouse bass gallops, and fluttering falsetto vocals. “Maybe she’ll sink,” they sing, “maybe she’ll fly.” This one soars.
Yelawolf - Love Story Yelawolf - Love Story
New CD: $13.99
Yelawolf will release his highly anticipated second album Love Story on April 21st, 2015, on Slumerican/Shady Records/Interscope Records. Eminem serves as Executive Producer on the album, which was recorded over two years largely at Nashville s legendary Blackbird Studios with producers Malay, WLPWR, as well as Eminem himself. The Alabama-born artist describes Love Story as more passionate than his 2011 debut Radioactive, and adds, I m telling the truth about a lot of things. I try to be as honest as I can with everything I do.
Delerium - Rarities & B-Sides Delerium - Rarities & B-Sides
New CD: $13.98
Rarities & B-Sides contains 3 new songs, including Glimmer featuring Emily Haines (of Metric), Aurora featuring rising star Rykka and Ray, featuring the iconic Delerium singer, Kristy Thirsk. Beyond this, all these songs have never been released digitally and include such gems as Stopwatch Heart featuring Emily Haines and the Daylight Edit, featuring Matthew Sweet. This collection highlights the rich history of Delerium, who trail blazed trance and anthemic dance with Silence in the 90s and is still going strong, as highlighted by this extraordinary collection of songs.
Turbo Fruits - No Control Turbo Fruits - No Control
New CD: $12.98
Turbo Fruits have made their name with notoriously wild live shows and frenetic rock songs about girls, drugs and frying their brains. On 'No Control,' their fourth and most self-aware album, the band emerges from their teenage haze of pot smoke with a fresh perspective and by far, their best album yet.
Mana - Cama Incendiada Mana - Cama Incendiada
New CD: $15.98
CAMA INCENDIADA is Maná's 9th studio album. It is undoubtedly the most anticipated Latin album release in many years, however the anticipation grew that much stronger when it was announced the first single would feature International superstar Shakira, and the outcome is "Mi Verdad" which debuted #1 on the "Hot Latin Song" charts. CAMA INCENDIADA delivers eleven recordings which offer the classic and unmatched songwriting styles of Maná. The outcome are songs presented in the sounds and styles which the band is known for, a blend of Rock En Español and Latin pop music that only an artist such as Maná could pull off in major fashion.
Miami Horror - All Possible Futures Miami Horror - All Possible Futures
New CD: $12.98
Australian electronic quartet Miami Horror have readied their long awaited second LP All Possible Futures to be released on April 21st. After relocating to Los Angeles for inspiration and influence, the band have found their own sound on their new studio album, littered with introspective songs and post-disco party jams inspired by the quirk of Talking Heads, New Order and INXS, through to the pop influence of Michael Jackson, Paul Simon and the dreamy aesthetic of Fleetwood Mac and Tame Impala.
Danko Jones - Fire Music Danko Jones - Fire Music
New CD: $12.98
Produced and mixed by Juno Award winning producer Eric Ratz (Billy Talent, Monster Truck, Metric). Artwork by Grammy Award winning Art Director Gail Marowitz.
10 Years - From Birth To Burial 10 Years - From Birth To Burial
New CD: $14.98
There are few noises as powerful as the sound of confidence. After a decade of trials and tribulations, hit singles and music industry politics, 10 years have emerged stranger than ever, freed by their own independence (both creatively and professionally), with a hard rock sound as steadfastly resilient as the salt-of-the-Earth fans relentlessly packing clubs to see them play. A 10 Years album is a celebration of strength through adversity.
John Mayall - Live In '67 John Mayall - Live In '67
New CD: $15.98
In 1967, before there was a Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood were John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. The four musicians were only together for three months, which makes it even more remarkable that a staunch fan from Holland was able to sneak a one channel reel to reel tape recorder into five London clubs and capture this exciting glimpse into music history. For almost fifty years these tapes have remained unheard until John recently got them and began restoring them with the technical assistance of Eric Corne of Forty Below Records. Corne adds ''While the source recording was very rough and the final result is certainly not hi-fidelity, it does succeed in allowing us to hear how spectacular these performances are.''
Mavis Staples - Your Good Fortune EP Mavis Staples - Your Good Fortune EP
New CD: $5.98
In conjunction with the new career documentary film Mavis! which premieres at SXSW Film this spring, ANTI- is pleased to announce a unique collaboration between two generations of ANTI artists. For the recording of the EP Your Good Fortune, gospel and soul legend Mavis Staples went into the studio with new ANTI singer-songwriter-producer Son Little, recording two new Son Little original songs, and two vivid reworkings of Staple Singers classics. To hear Mavis’ clarion voice bedded in Son Little’s ancient/modern swirl of swamp guitar and b-boy programming is to discover the knife edge of Mavis Staples’ art.
Squarepusher - Damogen Furies Squarepusher - Damogen Furies
New CD: $14.99   $12.99
Damogen Furies, his first full-length since 2012's Ufabulum, sees Squarepusher's powers in full flow. The techniques and craftsmanship that he has honed over the course of his career have become some of his signal qualities. He has spent the last decade creating and refining his own unique software system, and this album is the first to be made using that system exclusively. It is the culmination of years spent experimenting with and hacking hardware and software, having long since abandoned the limitations of out-of-the-box offerings. Squarepusher has remained truly experimental in part because he has rejected those limitations, choosing instead a compositional process that places the act of building instruments at its heart. On Damogen Furies we hear a truthful, unembellished representation of how those instruments sound. All of the recordings here were made in one take, with no edits.
BoDeans - I Can't Stop BoDeans - I Can't Stop
New CD: $15.98
Beloved rock band the BoDeans are back with I Can t Stop (Free & Alive Recrods, a high-energy, American roots album that carries on what Kurt Neumann and a group of blue-collar kids began three decades ago in the Wisconsin heartland.
Zombi - The Zombi Anthology Zombi - The Zombi Anthology
New CD: $13.98
Relapse is proud to make The Zombi Anthology formally available for the first time ever. Previously made available by the band themselves (over 10 years ago) in an extremely limited, CD-only run, this is the first time that Zombi’s very first recordings have ever been available in stores. The Zombi Anthology represents Zombi at the peak of their horror-score obsession. Check out where it all began!
Johnny Winter - Live From Japan Johnny Winter - Live From Japan
New CD: $16.99
Johnny Winter has done and seen just about everything. One thing he had yet to do was play in Japan. This is one of the few places that his touring hadn't taken him, until now. This show was recorded on April 15, 2011, the third night of three sold out shows, at the famed Zepp Tokyo Music Hall in the heart of the world's largest city. The songs Johnny played during his stellar set are soaked with more blues riffs in this one night than most guitar players can match in their career. If you listen closely you can hear the likes of Robert Johnson, BB King, T-Bone Walker, Chuck Berry, Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix and even The Beatles.
Gruesome - Savage Land Gruesome - Savage Land
New CD: $13.98
Gruesome’s debut “Savage Land” is an intentional homage to the first wave death metal scene of Tampa, Florida, specifically Death’s early period. Gruesome is much more than a tribute band though. Led by Matt Harvey (of Exhumed, Matt was the vocalist and guitarist on the original Death To All tour) and rounded out by a band compromised of current and former members of Possessed, Malevolent Creation and Derketa, Gruesome sound like they were plucked right out of 1988. This is an absolutely top notch filthy slab of old school death metal, played by some of the scene’s most legit players.
Good Riddance - Peace In Our Time Good Riddance - Peace In Our Time
New CD: $13.98
After prematurely snuffing out a career that burned so brightly by calling it quits in 2007, Good Riddance reignite the embers with the blazing inferno Peace In Our Time. Good Riddance are known for helping to mold the melodic/hardcore genre and for churning out some its most revered albums.
Apocalyptica - Shadowmaker Apocalyptica - Shadowmaker
New CD: $13.98
Apocalyptica has sold over 4 million albums internationally. Following the success of 7th Symphony, the band is set to release their 8th studio album, Shadowmaker. They have taken on a new musical challenge for the upcoming album by collaborating with Franky Perez as the exclusive singer on the vocal tracks. Shadowmaker was produced by Grammy winning rock producer Nick Raskulinecz, whose credits include Foo Fighters, Rush, Def Leppard, Paramore, Danzig, and Queens of the Stone Age, to name a few.
Ryan Adams - Live At Carnegie Hall [Vinyl] Ryan Adams - Live At Carnegie Hall [Vinyl]
New Vinyl: $89.98
42 career-spanning live tracks from two special performances at New York s legendary Carnegie Hall on November 15 & 17 2014. The set list includes fan favorites like New York, New York as well as cuts from his most recent Grammy nominated eponymous album like Gimme Something Good . Tracks include live performances of 2 new previously unreleased songs This Is Where We Meet In My Mind & How Much Light
As It Is - Never Happy Ever After As It Is - Never Happy Ever After
New CD: $14.98
The transatlantic pop-rock quintet hailing from Brighton, UK consisting of Patty Walters (vocals), Benjamin Biss (vocals, guitar)m Andy Westhead (guitar), Patrick Foley (drums), Alistair Testo (bass), have spent the last two years molding their craft and steadily building a reputation as one of the UK’s brightest new names in the scene. The band has established a devout fan following with their heart-on-sleeve, honest and relatable lyrics, charged with pop-rock melodies. In preparation for releasing the debut album on Fearless Records, the band locked themselves away for a summer, summoning forth the glory days of Taking Back Sunday, The Starting Line and The Early November to create an album of raw pop sensibility.
Joywave - How Do You Feel Now? Joywave - How Do You Feel Now?
New CD: $10.99
After a 2014 that saw the release of their debut EP, How Do You Feel?, buzzworthy festival appearances across the U.S., and their late night debut performance on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Joywave are back to kick off 2015 in a big way. News of their debut album comes in conjunction with Joywave's announcement that they will be joining Bleachers on a U.S. tour this spring, prior to the record's release.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock N Roll: 33 1/3 Anniversary Edition Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock N Roll: 33 1/3 Anniversary Edition
New CD: $15.98
This 2CD/2LP set includes the I Love Rock 'N Roll album plus a second disc of previously unreleased live recordings from New York from 1981. Illustration courtesy of Shepard Fairey /ObeyGiant.com On April 18, 2015 Joan Jett & the Blackhearts will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, exactly 33 1/3 years after I Love Rock 'N' Roll was originally released on November 18, 1981. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will be opening for The Who on their 50th Anniversary tour 4/15-11/4 LP-Standard weight vinyl, gatefold packaging will include a download card as well as a random 'golden ticket' for 1 out of 100 Shepard Fairey posters.
George Benson - The Ultimate Collection George Benson - The Ultimate Collection
New CD: $24.98
This album contains all the massive hits including The Greatest Love Of All, 20/20, Love X Love, Lady Love me (One More Time) and Give Me The Night and Never Give Up On A Good Thing. The 2 disc deluxe version of the album also contains various in demand duets including Love Will Come Again FEATURING CHAKA KHAN, When I Fall In Love featuring Idina Menzel and Moody's Mood Featuring Patti Austin.
Casey J - The Truth Casey J - The Truth
New CD: $13.98
Over the course of a few months, a laid-back elementary school teacher named Casey J has graduated from the classroom to the Top Three of three different Billboard Magazine sales or airplay charts with her powerful debut radio single “Fill Me Up” (Marquis Boone/Tyscot Records). The uplifting praise and worship anthem anchors the 28-year old vocalist’s forthcoming album “The Truth” (Marquis Boone/Tyscot Records) that hits stores and online platforms everywhere on April 21, 2015.
Alesana - Confessions Alesana - Confessions
New CD: $14.98
North Carolina rock n’ roll veterans Alesana are back and better than ever with Confessions, their first studio full length release in over four years. The album, which is available April 21st on Revival Recordings, is the final installment in a trilogy that has inspired thousands of loyal fans all around the globe.
Speedy Ortiz - Foil Deer Speedy Ortiz - Foil Deer
New CD: $13.98
Foil Deer is the sophomore album from Massachusetts Speedy Ortiz. "I'm not bossy, I'm the boss," Sadie Dupuis sings on first single "Raising the Skate," invoking in spirit one half of the Carter-Knowles clan and echoing the other's wordplay. And wordplay makes sense, considering Dupuis the band's songwriter, guitarist, and frontwoman spent the band's first few years teaching writing at UMass Amherst. She's drawn to the dense complexity of Pynchon, the dreamlike geometry of Bolaño, the confounded yearning of Plath all attributes you could easily apply to the band's 2013 debut Major Arcana, which fans and press alike have invested with a sense of purpose and merit uncommon in contemporary guitar rock.
Black Rob - Genuine Article Black Rob - Genuine Article
New CD: $12.98
Black Rob (born Robert Ross) is a rapper formerly signed to Bad Boy Entertainment. His debut album "Life Story" was released in 2000 and rose above Platinum sales. His second album, The Black Rob Report, performed as strongly as his debut and was also on Billboard 100 charts.
Girl Band - The Early Years [Limited Edition Vinyl] Girl Band - The Early Years [Limited Edition Vinyl]
New Vinyl: $15.99
The Early Years collects (on very limited 12” vinyl ) tracks Girl Band has released via various hand-crafted formats over the past year-and-change: hand-stamped singles, flexi-discs in wooden boxes, screenprinted 7” sleeves tied with twine - mailorder/merch-table items that their growing US fanbase couldn’t get their hands on.
Peach Kelli Pop - Peach Kelli Pop III Peach Kelli Pop - Peach Kelli Pop III
New CD: $12.99
Super Catchy, Super Fun, Super Bubblegum Pop Masterpiece recorded by Joel Jerome (Cherry Glazerr, Dios)!!!
John Krautner - Fun With Gum, Vol. 1 John Krautner - Fun With Gum, Vol. 1
New CD: $15.98
TAKE A BITE OUTTA JOHN KRAUTNER'S DELICIOUS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM "FUN WITH GUM VOL. 1"!!! Johnny is a founding member of two of our most favorite bands of all time, The Go & Conspiracy Of Owls and he's got 10 of the stickiest bubblegum rock n roll ever made right here on this extra sweet new album of his!!! Recorded by Bobby Harlow of The Go, King Tuff, Conspiracy Of Owls, Magic Jake and the Power Crystals!!!
Deez Nuts - Word Is Bond Deez Nuts - Word Is Bond
New CD: $15.98
Word is Bond showcases frontman JJ Peters at his most real. It’s a short, sharp shock of pure honesty delivered in inimitable old-school style, and shouts loud and proud that Peters, guitarist Matt ‘RealBad’ Rogers, bassist Sean Kennedy and drummer Alex Salinger are here to stay. Since their inception, Deez Nuts have been a band everyone in the hardcore scene has had an opinion on, positive or negative. They – like Peters himself – were seen as caricatures, but Word is Bond shows the truth beneath the surface. But don’t get mistaken; this is no self-indulgent opera of dull introspection; instead, this is reality rendered in tones as hard as punk can get.
Gift Giver - Shitlife Gift Giver - Shitlife
New CD: $11.98
If you experience the contagion of Gift Giver, you are guaranteed to be left with two words in mind: infectious and dangerous. Formed in the fall of 2012, the band gained notoriety and repute through their self-released EP, Daddy Issues and constant touring through the US with acts such as Sworn In, Kublai Khan, Barrier and more. Appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, Skate and Surf Fest and Michigan’s own Dirtfest raised their profile even higher, making them one of the most buzzed about bands in the scene.
Tribulation - The Children Of The Night Tribulation - The Children Of The Night
New CD: $15.98
In the clock of darkness, Tribulation go bump. In the breath of night, they whisper secrets centuries forgotten. Tribulation are more than music. They are a warped old photograph, a painting from eyes that have seen too much, a vista that forces the strongest of constitutions to question. Tribulation might just be the best death metal band on the planet. They are the art resolute. The Children of the Night is the Swedes’ boldest vision yet, resplendent in its expanse and measured in its restraint. Tribulation celebrate the valor of the present and emmerate the spells that will whisk them into the future on The Children of the Night. Join them in death, life, and beyond!
Ben Williams - Coming Of Age Ben Williams - Coming Of Age
New CD: $15.98
Ben Williams, winner of the 2009 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition, releases his 2nd album, Coming of Age, building upon his musical experiences over the last several years. Since then, Ben has played and toured with a long list of jazz musicians: Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Christian McBride Big Band, Nicholas Payton, Paquito D'Rivera, Cyrus Chestnut, Benny Golson, George Duke, Eric Reed, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Roy Hargrove, and Mulgrew Miller and many others. Coming of Age features covers of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" & Lianne La Havas' "Lost & Found" and includes special guests: Goapele, vocals on Voice of Freedom (for Mandela), Christian Scott (trumpet), Stefon Harris (vibraphonist) & emcee W. Ellington Felton.
Idlehands - Floor Of Tradition - Single Idlehands - Floor Of Tradition - Single
Polyphia - Muse: Remastered Polyphia - Muse: Remastered
New CD: $13.98
Seamlessly blending the powerful elements of progressive rock with the catchy hooks of mainstream music, this instrumental collection takes the listener on an emotional journey. “Obviously we wanted to write something extremely unique,” says guitarist Tim Henson, “but we also wanted it to be accessible in a way that would unite people of different tastes… An album that literally everyone could appreciate.” The record contains a variety of material from the euphoric intensity of “87” to the emotional roller coaster “Finale,” and also boasts an impressive roster of guest guitarists: Aaron Marshall of Intervals, Chelsea Grin’s Jason Richardson, and Canadian solo guitarist Nick Johnston are only a few of the highly acclaimed players featured on this colorful record. Muse is Polyphia’s self-released debut album, which scanned 5k copies. It has been remastered/repackaged and is available to retail for the first time.
Northern Faces - Northern Faces Northern Faces - Northern Faces
New CD: $13.98
Northern Faces is a quartet from upstate New York born out of an appreciation for alternative artists like Coldplay and Oasis. Fitting perfectly alongside groups such as The Black Keys, Artic Monkeys and Cage the Elephant, alternative radio has already jumped on the band’s first single “Wait, Wait, Wait.”
Jimbo Mathus - Blue Healer Jimbo Mathus - Blue Healer
New CD: $13.98
No one back home in Mississippi was really that surprised when, one night, they saw Jimbo appear in a monkey mask on national television. Friends and family weren’t shocked to see him leaping like a madman possessed, throwing $100 dollar bills at David Letterman on Late Night. This was in 1998, the dregs of the 20th century. Jimbo was performing with his bizarre brainchild, Squirrel Nut Zippers who, quite accidentally, became America’s darlings and were riding high on a runaway hit single “Hell.”
Michael Kiske & Amanda Somerville - City Of Heroes Michael Kiske & Amanda Somerville - City Of Heroes
New CD: $14.98
The newest chapter of the collaboration between vocalist Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween, Unisonic, Place Vendome) and singer Amanda Somerville, City of Heroes, is a major step forward from their debut. Kiske s soaring vocals blended with the haunting vocals from Amanda and production and songwriting from Mat Sinner (Primal Fear, Sinner) and songwriting from Magnus Karlsson (Starbreaker, Primal Fear) create an over the top Melodic Metal masterpiece.
FM - Heroes & Villains FM - Heroes & Villains
New CD: $15.98
Heroes and Villains is FMs ninth studio album. A true British Melodic Rock institution, in 2014 they celebrated their 30th Anniversary and are now coming back with a new album that stays true to their musical legacy and classic sound. Fans new and old will find much to be happy with here.
Jim Peterik & Marc Scherer - Risk Everything Jim Peterik & Marc Scherer - Risk Everything
New CD: $15.98
The partnership between founding Survivor member and Ides of March Grammy Award-winning songwriter Jim Peterik and singer Marc Scherer started in 2010 when Peterik, impressed with Scherer s vocals, started composing an album designed to showcase Marc s talent. The result is a collection of songs that fulfil their promise to be the perfect vehicle for Marc s 4-octave range a voice of astonishing clarity and strength..
Impellitteri - Venom Impellitteri - Venom
New CD: $15.98
Impellitteri is a heavy metal band formed and led by guitarist Chris Impellitteri. The band has released numerous albums, which are notable for Chris virtuoso style of playing. VENOM is the band s 10th studio album and first original album since 2009. This album includes two bonus tracks.
Rocky Votolato - Hospital Handshakes Rocky Votolato - Hospital Handshakes
New CD: $13.98
Seattle singer-songwriter Rocky Votolato's new full length, Hospital Handshakes, is a surprisingly positive explosion of energy that examines themes of healing from trauma, overcoming depression, spiritual longing and finding true meaning in life. It also marks a turning point in Votolato's career, the end result of a tumultuous transition that began after the release of his seventh album, Television of Saints, in 2012 with the songwriter second-guessing his gift and even considering retiring from music.
San Fermin - Jackrabbit San Fermin - Jackrabbit
New CD: $14.98
Alchemist & Oh No - Alchemist & Oh No Present Welcome To Los Santos Alchemist & Oh No - Alchemist & Oh No Present Welcome To Los Santos
New CD: $12.98
William Clark Green - Ringling Road William Clark Green - Ringling Road
New CD: $12.98
With three critically esteemed album releases already under his belt, William Clark Green is back and this time it is getting personal. Give Green a pen and paper and he is a lyrical force to be reckoned with. 'Songwriting is reality. People are scared to put reality on paper, but this is 10 times more reality than my past work,' he explains bluntly. The past few years have been consumed with Green touring heavily in the booming Texas scene and persistently writing a plethora of songs that are pulled from true to life experiences. Green has adamantly pushed his boundaries as a writer revealing, 'Songwriting is exactly what is in your heart, in my opinion, it is not about writing a hit. It is about revealing your heart and your feelings on the paper.' While attending college at Texas Tech University, Green played for a live audience whenever he could and steadily gained notoriety on the Texas music scene. He credits the Blue Light in Lubbock as his unofficial home, where he spent many nights honing on his craft and gaining a loyal army of followers.
John Moreland - High On Tulsa Heat John Moreland - High On Tulsa Heat
New CD: $12.98
Some days, being John Moreland has to hurt. As others bury experiences and stifle regrets, Moreland pokes old wounds until you’re sure they’ve got to be bleeding again. It’s painful. But in Moreland’s care, it’s also breathtakingly beautiful. With the release of his highly anticipated third solo album High on Tulsa Heat, he offers another round of the lyrics-first, gorgeously plaintive songs that have earned him devoted listeners across the country.
Allen Stone - Upside - Single Allen Stone - Upside - Single
New Digital: $1.29
Gavin James - Live At Whelans Gavin James - Live At Whelans
New CD: $10.99
Irish singer-songwriter Gavin James commands attention with his stunning album Live At Whelans, featuring James performing in the intimate environment of a rapturously received hometown show in Dublin. The album includes the soulful cover of The Magnetic Fields' ''The Book of Love''. James won Ireland's Choice Music Prize for Song of the Year that led to sold-out headline dates and supporting tours. He will be supporting fellow Dubliners-Kodaline- on their 20+ U.S. tour through April and May.
Seoul - Stay With Us / The Line [Limited Edition Vinyl Single] Seoul - Stay With Us / The Line [Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
New Vinyl: $6.98
Seoul is a Montreal-based ambient pop group, garnering comparisons to Phoenix, Washed Out and Tops. Limited edition 7" of "The Line", in advance of the full-length album on June 9th
Slug - Ripe Slug - Ripe
New CD: $14.98
SLUG is a brand new musical venture from the mind of Ian 'Blackie' Black a merrily disruptive influence on the North East music for more than a decade. The debut album 'Ripe' was co-produced with Peter and David Brewis of Field Music at their studio in Sunderland, with the brothers adding occasional drums, synths and percussion to Ian's elaborate home-brewed constructions. Ian appears to have consumed and spat out film music (proggy Italian horror, Lynchian twanging), Erik Satie, Zeppelin-esque knotty riffing, snippets of synth-heavy disco, post-punk's more dub-centric excursions and even a smattering of Hall & Oates' new wave blue-eyed soul. The vocals vary from high and sweet four-part harmonies to sinister whispers to a spiteful rasp which wouldn't seem out of place on a particularly grumpy Roger Waters demo. It also manages to be very funny, partly due to the surreal, imagistic lyrics and partly from the unexpected moments of musical audacity.
Fall To June - Fall To June Fall To June - Fall To June
New CD: $14.98
Fall to June brings an interesting blend of musicianship...This is just what my southern roots were looking for --Brian Marshall (Alterbridge, Creed) Fall to June show the passion and drive that rock fans so desperately need in their rockstars. It was an honor and a privilege to collaborate with them on a couple of songs --Brett Scallions (FUEL)
Clarence Bucaro - Like The 1st Time Clarence Bucaro - Like The 1st Time
New CD: $15.98
Clarence Bucaro's new album ''Like the 1st Time'' find the open-hearted Brooklyn-based troubadour delivering a vivid set of rootsy, personally-charged new compositions. The artist's new tunes combine edgy emotional immediacy with the confident craftsmanship of a seasoned songwriter and performer who's delivered eight albums of potent original songs, while maintaining a tireless touring regimen and winning passionate grass-roots fan base in the process.
Hardcore Superstar - HCSS Hardcore Superstar - HCSS
New CD: $15.98
The album is produced by the band and mixed by Joe Barresi (Slipknot QOTSA, Soundgarden etc). To reinvent them selves they got back to old demos from -94 when they first started the band and through that got in contact with the feeling and the vibe that inspired them in the first place. That same philosophy goes for the whole album - how they approached the recordings, artwork, the production and mix of the album. So this is nothing less than Hardcore Superstar coming full circle by showing the fans where they come from and what they still believe in!
Shattered Sun - Hope Within Hatred  Shattered Sun - Hope Within Hatred
New CD: $13.98
View more...

Movie Releases 04-21-15

Taken [Movie] - Taken 3 Taken [Movie] - Taken 3
New Blu-Ray: $39.99
Former covert operative Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) must race to protect his daughter while tracking down the criminals who framed him for killing his wife in the adrenaline -fueled third chapter of the Taken saga. Bryan and his ex-wife Lenore (Famke Janssen) are taking their first tentative steps toward reconciliation when she is viciously murdered, and he is targeted as the prime suspect. Now, with the CIA, FBI, and every cop in the country hot on his trail, Bryan realizes that it's only a matter of time before his enemies get to his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace), too. Determined to keep her alive at any cost, he realizes that his only hope for saving her is to clear his name before he is captured. But while Bryan does possess the "particular set of skills" to stay one step ahead of the men who want his entire family dead, proving that he's innocent of murder and seeing that the real killers face justice might be the last thing he ever does.
Cake [Movie] - Cake Cake [Movie] - Cake
New Blu-Ray: $29.99
Daniel Barnz's Cake stars Jennifer Aniston as Claire, a member of a support group for people who are affected by chronic pain. As she learns that one of her fellow group members attempted suicide, Claire becomes obsessed with the woman's story, gets to know the woman's husband, and faces her own inner demons. Cake screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
Everly [Movie] - Everly Everly [Movie] - Everly
New Blu-Ray: $26.99
An intense action thriller centered on a down-on-her-luck woman (Salma Hayek) trapped in her apartment, forced to fend off waves of assassins sent by her former lover - a dangerous mob boss who wants her dead after he learns she no longer is loyal to him. Desperate to be reunited with her mother and young daughter, she fights to stay alive fending off Yakuza assassin soldiers.
Walter [Movie] - Walter Walter [Movie] - Walter
New DVD: $29.99
A mild mannered ticket-taker at a movie theater believes himself to be the son of God with the responsibility to judge whether people will spend eternity in heaven or hell. When a ghost stuck in purgatory interrupts Walter's daily routine his world is turned upside down.
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night [Movie] - A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night [Special Collector's Edition] A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night [Movie] - A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night [Special Collector's Edition]
New Blu-Ray: $34.95
Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps, and other sordid souls, is a place that reeks of death and hopelessness, where a lonely vampire is stalking the towns most unsavory inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom...blood red.
Escape From New York [Movie] - Escape From New York (Collector's Edition) Escape From New York [Movie] - Escape From New York (Collector's Edition)
New Blu-Ray: $29.93
A thrilling landmark film that jolts along at a breakneck pace, Escape From New York leapt to cult status with high-octane action, edge-of-your-seat suspense and the mind-blowing vision of lone warrior Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) battling his way out of a post-apocalyptic Manhattan! In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a walled prison where brutal prisoners roam. But when the US president (Donald Pleasence) crash-lands inside, only one man can bring him back: notorious outlaw and former Special Forces war hero Snake Plissken (Russell). But time is short. In 24 hours, an explosive device implanted in his neck will end Snake’s mission, and his life, unless he succeeds!
The River [Movie] - The River [Criterion Collection] The River [Movie] - The River [Criterion Collection]
New Blu-Ray: $39.95
The River must be seen in its original Technicolor; it is difficult, if not impossible, to imagine anyone fully enjoying this wonderful film while watching a black-and-white TV print. Adapted by director Jean Renoir and Rumer Godden from Godden's own novel, the film is set on the banks of West Bengal. The central character is teenaged British girl Harriet Patricia Walters, the offspring of a jute-mill owner Esmond Knight and his wife Nora Swinburne. Harriet and her best friend Valerie Adrienne Corri harbor a crush for a dashing visitor named Captain John Thomas E. Breen, who in turn is preoccupied with the hauntingly beautiful Indian girl Melanie Radha Shri Ram. This languid state of affairs is shaken up by unexpected tragedy involving Harriet's impulsive brother Richard Foster. The real star of the proceedings is the titular river, exquisitely color-photographed by Claude Renoir Jean's nephew and his Indian assistant Ramanda Sen Gupta. The apotheosis of Jean Renoir's lifelong fascination with India, The River served as a launching pad for the directorial career of Satyajit Ray, who met and befriended Renoir during the shooting of this film.
WWE - WWE: Fast Lane 2015 WWE - WWE: Fast Lane 2015
New DVD: $14.98
The first ever edition of Fastlane from WWE took place on February 22, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee. Seven hard fought matches took place, including a defense of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship by Roman Reigns against challenger Brock Lesnar. Catch all the action from the evening's multiple storylines with this all inclusive special.
View more...