Featured New Releases
Terius Nash (aka The-Dream) has a pretty impressive résumé, including production and songwriting for Beyonce, Rihanna, Mariah, Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Usher, Brandy, Ciara and many others. Not to mention his "guest" collaborations with the likes of Jay-Z, Pusha T, Gary Clark Jr., LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, and Rick Ross, just to name a few. The-Dream is now touring in support of his new "visual album" Genesis, with a stop at Neumos on 2/16! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Genesis" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 2/15. Good luck!
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BRANDI CARLILE - Brandi Carlile - Brookvale Records
Reaching No. 1 on the U.S. Folk Albums chart in 2005, Brandi Carlile's critically-acclaimed eponymous debut album finally returns to vinyl. This gorgeous reissue features fully remastered audio, stunning gatefold packaging, and foil-numbering on each copy. Limited edition of 1000 on clear vinyl. Music critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote of Brandi Carlile upon its release, "It's not only a superb debut, it's a hell of a record by any measure." Three of the album's songs - "Tragedy," "What Can I Say," and "Throw It All Away" - were featured in the TV drama Grey's Anatomy, adding to the album's success.
BRANDI CARLILE - Give Up The Ghost - Brookvale Records
Originally released in 2009, Give Up The Ghost returns to vinyl for the first time since its original, hard-to-find pressing. This brand new reissue features remastered audio, beautiful gatefold packaging, and foil-numbering on each copy. Limited to 1000 copies on translucent Cola Brown vinyl. Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Rick Rubin, the album includes a collaboration with Elton John on "Caroline" and debuted at No. 26 on the Billboard 200. That same year, Carlile was nominated as "Outstanding Music Artist" at the 21st GLAAD Media Awards. Reviewing the album for Paste, Rachael Maddux wrote, "Writhing and burning and staring at life straight down the barrel, Give Up The Ghost is exactly the album Carlile needed to make at this moment."
FRANK TURNER - Ten For Ten - Xtra Mile Recordings
On Ten For Ten, Frank Turner has handpicked 10 tracks previously unavailable on a physical release including the "Old Flames" featuring Billy the Kid, the original demo of "The Ballad Of Me and My Friends" and "Atlanta Curse." Xtra Mile Recordings released a very limited seven-LP box in 2015 called The First Ten Years, which featured a bonus LP called Ten for Ten. This is the first standalone physical release of that bonus disc, previously only available digitally and in the limited LP box set.
WYNONNA & THE BIG NOISE - Wynonna & The Big Noise - Curb Records
Wynonna Judd and her band The Big Noise, led by her husband, producer/drummer Cactus Moser, recorded the majority of the album in the sanctity of their home studio located on the family farm in Tennessee. Wynonna has described the new album as “vintage yet modern” and a “return to the well.” It’s a rootsy work encompassing country, Americana, blues, soul and rock.
YOU SAY PARTY - You Say Party - Paper Bag
In 2004, You Say Party played their first punk show in a church basement outside Vancouver, BC. Four years later, they were touring China and Japan on the strength of two acclaimed albums, 2005's Hit the Floor! and 2007's Lose All Time. They shifted from new wave-punk into pop rock and were poised for breakout, mainstream success with 2009's award-winning XXXX when tragedy struck. Drummer Devon Clifford collapsed on stage and died suddenly. You Say Party went on indefinite hiatus in 2011, but the core four (Becky Ninkovic, Stephen O'Shea, Krista Loewen, and Derek Adam) reunited in 2012 and have spent the last four years slow dancing towards this moment - their first fell-length release in six years.
JAMES SUPERCAVE - Better Strange - Fairfax Recordings
In 2015, James Supercave, made waves combining Sophie Koko Gate's award winning animation video "Half Wet," with their single of the same name, "Better Strange." The video, which premiered via Nerdist, is basically "like 90s cartoons did the same drugs that our music is hooked on. Beautiful, bizarre, hilarious;" states the band.
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.
As you might know, we at Easy Street love vinyl. We also love Sturgill Simpson, so it only seems natural for us to dig the theme song for the new HBO series, Vinyl. Created by a team that includes Martin Scorcese and Mick Jagger, Vinyl tells the story of the music biz of the early '70s through the eyes of a drug-fueled NYC record company president who's desperately trying to find the new sound, the new hit, the next big thing at a crucial period of time where punk rock, hip-hop and disco were all being conceived. Vinyl premieres on HBO February 14th at 9pm (PT).
As for the Sturgill song, let's just say that it sure ain't country...it rocks HARD! Check out "Sugar Daddy" and a trailer for Vinyl below.
Lana Del Rey drinks the kool-aid and Father John Misty gets dosed in the new eleven-minute video from Honeymoon, "Freak."
We wouldn't usually encourage our customers to buy records elsewhere, but if you're looking for serious bargain wax & CDs, we've recently donated a ton of our duplicate stock to our friends at Lifelong Thrift on Capitol Hill! Lifelong Thrift is a Seattle-based non-profit thrift store benefiting people in our local community with HIV/AIDS, and offers a voucher program to HIV positive individuals in need of basic living essentials. They've recently moved to a gigantic 12,000+ foot space on Broadway formerly occupied by Red Light Vintage, and would love to fill their new store with YOUR donations! On the Hill since the 1980s, Lifelong has developed a reputation for carrying unique items, including high-end apparel, and the new space will allow them to display even more great bargains! Lifelong Thrift is located at 312 Broadway E. For more information, visit their website.