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Relive the incredible night through the lens of Ryan "Cowboy" Cory. What a night it was! The house was packed, the energy was high and Orville Peck and his band squeezed onto our stage and gave one hell of a performance!
A big THANK YOU to Orville Peck, Sub Pop and everyone who came out to support.
Justin Townes Earle Solo In-Store Performance
Thursday, May 23rd 7pm - Free & All-ages
Join us for an evening with Justin Townes Earle live at Easy Street Records, Thursday, May 23rd, for a solo in-store performance at 7pm!
It's all to celebrate the new album "The Saint Of Lost Causes" out 5/24 on New West Records!
Silversun Pickups (Brian & Nikki) Acoustic In-Store Performance!
Friday 5/31 - 6:30 PM
Silversun Pickups (Brian & Nikki) are coming to Easy Street Friday, May 31st, for a special acoustic in-store performance & signing at 6:30 pm to celebrate the release of their new album, Widow’s Weeds out the following week (June 7th)! Pre-Order Widow’s Weeds (LP or CD) from us in-store, and get a wristband that guarantees entry on 5/31.
PRE-ORDERING ONE CD OR LP WILL GET YOU ONE WRISTBAND, GOOD FOR ONE ENTRY. Wanna get your friends or family members in? You’ll need to buy additional CDs or LPs. Limited supply, first come, first served.
PRE-ORDERS ARE NOW CLOSED
Easy Street will not be held responsible for any unclaimed items 60 days after street date (June 7th-August 7th)
Stay up to date with news and announcements for this event - RSVP on Facebook!
The Derelicts Record Release In-Store!
Friday 6/7 at 7 PM! Free & All-Ages!
Seattle punk heroes the Derelicts were in the thick of it from the beginning. Moving here from Denver in ’87, they soon began sharing bills with the likes of Nirvana and Mudhoney back in the days when our little backwater town was still best known for Heart and the 1962 World’s Fair. They released a few singles and one full-length LP before imploding in a tangle of drugs, fights, and frustration in the early '90s.
We heard dark rumors over the years, and never thought we’d see them deliver the goods again, but miracle of miracles, they reunited in 2016 for a show that put all the speculation to rest. The Derelicts were back and more ferocious than ever. On June 7, the Derelicts will release their first album in 30 years, Life Of Strife (produced by Jack Endino), and will celebrate by playing a street date in-store at Easy Street Records!
For news and announcements about this event RSVP on Facebook!
IDLES had the #2 album on our Staff Top 10 of 2018 list for Joy As An Act Of Resistance. It would be an understatement to say we love this band. Their show at Neumos on May 28th is sold out but we have a pair of tickets up our sleeve to giveaway to one lucky winner.
Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “IDLES” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 5/23. Good luck!
Music Releases 05-24-19
Justin Townes Earle - The Saint Of Lost Causes [LP]|
New Vinyl: $23.99
The Saint Of Lost Causes is the 8th album from American roots troubadour, Justin Townes Earle. Earle’s latest album finds a songwriter and artist who is unflinching and unequivocal in his truth. When writing this album, Earle focused on a different America—the disenfranchised and the downtrodden, the oppressed and the oppressors, the hopeful and the hopeless. There’s the drugstore-cowboy-turned-cop-killer praying for forgiveness (“Appalachian Nightmare”) and the common Michiganders persevering through economic and industrial devastation (“Flint City Shake It”); the stuck mother dreaming of a better life on the right side of the California tracks (“Over Alameda”) and the Cuban man in New York City weighed down by a world of regret (“Ahi Esta Mi Nina”); the “used up” soul desperate to get to New Orleans (“Ain’t Got No Money”) and the “sons of bitches” in West Virginia poisoning the land and sea (“Don’t Drink the Water”). These are individuals and communities in every corner of the country, struggling through the ordinary—and sometimes extraordinary—circumstances of everyday life.
Cate Le Bon - Reward [LP]|
New Vinyl: $18.98
It was on a mountainside in Cumbria that the first whispers of Cate Le Bon’s fifth studio album poked their buds above the earth. “There’s a strange romanticism to going a little bit crazy and playing the piano to yourself and singing into the night,” she says, recounting the year living solitarily in the Lake District which gave way to Reward. By day, ever the polymath, Le Bon painstakingly learnt to make solid wood tables, stools and chairs from scratch; by night she looked to a second-hand Meers — the first piano she had ever owned — for company, “windows closed to absolutely everyone”, and accidentally poured her heart out. The result is an album every bit as stylistically varied, surrealistically-inclined and tactile as those in the enduring outsider’s back catalogue, but one that is also intensely introspective and profound; her most personal to date.
Morrissey - California Son [LP]|
New Vinyl: $25.98
Mavis Staples - We Get By [LP]|
New Vinyl: $19.99
Mavis Staples returns with a brand new studio album produced and written by Ben Harper. Backed by Mavis’ critically acclaimed live band, We Get By features 10 songs of longing, strength, and spirituality, presented with simplicity, grit and sublime beauty. Highlights include the buoyant, “Anytime”, the cathartic, “Change”, and the title track, an uplifting duet with Ben Harper.
Flying Lotus - Flamagra [Limited Edition Deluxe 2LP]|
New Vinyl: $42.98
Enter Flamagra - a work that sweeps up every quantum advance and creative leap of the last dozen years of Lotus career and takes them even further; the Warp release encompasses hip-hop, funk, soul, jazz, global dance music, tribal poly-rhythms, IDM, the L.A. Beat scene, but it soars above a specific vortex whose coordinates can t be accurately charted. Other than to say that it is a Flying Lotus record, perhaps the definitive one. An astral afro-futurist masterpiece of deep soul, cosmic dust, and startling originality. He s aided by a dream cast of collaborators: Anderson Paak, George Clinton, Yukimi Nagano of Little Dragon, Tierra Whack, Denzel Curry, Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces, Toro y Moi, and his telepathic kinsman, Thundercat. David Lynch even pops up for an eerie narration wherein he somberly warns that, 'Fire is coming.' But they all naturally bend to the magnetic warp of Lotus spells -- a transfixing hex unto themselves. Limited Edition double vinyl with mirrorboard pop-up gatefold sleeve.
Kate Bush - Cloudbusting EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Picture Disc Vinyl]|
New Vinyl: $19.98
4-track, picture disc single from the rarities release, "The Other Sides"
Joan As Police Woman - Joanthology|
New CD: $14.98
Joan Wasser aka JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN releases ‘JOANTHOLOGY’, her first ever career retrospective, on Play It Again Sam. ‘JOANTHOLOGY’ spans the first fifteen years of Joan’s remarkable musical output and includes new, rare and unreleased material alongside more than thirty of her most loved songs. Curated and sequenced by Joan and manager Tom Rose (who discovered and released her earliest recordings) this collection showcases Joan’s songwriting chops, her love of music, of experimentation and of life! With songs from each Joan As Police Woman album: ‘Real Life’ , ‘To Survive’ , ‘The Deep Field’ , ’The Classic’ and ‘Damned Devotion’, it also includes material from her album of cover versions, ‘Cover’, from 2016’s ‘Let It Be You’, recorded with Benjamin Lazar Davis, and the lead track from her debut EP ‘My Gurl’ (2004).
Sting - My Songs [Deluxe]|
New CD: $19.99 $16.99
Stray Cats - 40 [LP]|
New Vinyl: $19.98
Brian Setzer (guitar, vocals), Lee Rocker (bass, vocals) and Slim Jim Phantom (drums, vocals)--original founding members of the iconic and acclaimed American rock and roll trio--are celebrating their 40th anniversary with a new album. STRAY CATS have titled the album 40. Marking their first new album in 26 years, it will be released via Surfdog Records (CD, vinyl, digital). The song titles alone--including “Cat Fight (Over A Dog Like Me),” “Rock It Off,” “Mean Pickin’ Mama,” and “Devil Train”—instantly let listeners know they’re in for a non-stop rocking time.
Elton John & Taron Egerton - Rocketman (Music From The Motion Picture)|
New CD: $13.99
Released May 24th the original cast recording to the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture Rocketman. Directed by Dexter Fletcher (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Produced by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) the movie is a musical fantasy charting Elton John’s breakthrough years and stars Taron Egerton (Kingsman) as Elton John, Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) as songwriter Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) as manager John Reid plus Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World) as Elton’s mother Sheila Eileen.
Amyl and The Sniffers - Amyl and The Sniffers [LP]|
New Vinyl: $23.98
Amyl and The Sniffers are a grimy pub rock band from Melbourne, Australia. The band take their cues from a diverse mix of hard rock, Aussie punk, and country. They set out to have as much fun as possible and scared up a whole lot of fans along the way. AATS were brought to ATO’s attention when they opened for King Gizzard. The Sniffers have since been selling out headlining dates in the US and have sold through three pressings of their "Some Mutts" single. Their full-length album releases 5/24.
Sebadoh - Act Surprised [LP]|
New Vinyl: $19.98
The Waterboys - Where The Action Is [LP]|
New Vinyl: $25.99
Following the acclaim of 2017's Out Of All This Blue (awarded four-stars in Q Magazine and The Independent), on 24th May, The Waterboys will release their new album, Where The Action Is, via Cooking Vinyl. Its title inspired by Robert Parker's 1960s mod / northern soul classic, Where The Action Is is a 10-song, genre-defying album, testament to the enduring talents of the band's founder and front man Mike Scott. One of the finest British songwriters of the past four decades, his songs have been covered and recorded by artists including Prince, Rod Stewart, Tom Jones, Steve Earle, and Ellie Goulding (who had a number three hit with a How Long Will I Love You).Where The Action Is will be available on CD, LP, digital download and streaming services.
Billy Ray Cyrus - The SnakeDoctor Circus|
New CD: $13.98
The SnakeDoctor Circus is the new album from Billy Ray Cyrus
pronoun - I'll Show You Stronger [LP]|
New Vinyl: $19.99
Marlon Williams - Live At Auckland Town Hall [LP]|
New Vinyl: $22.99
Today, New Zealand's Marlon Williams announces Live at Auckland Town Hall, out on CD and vinyl on May 24th via Dead Oceans. This marks Williams' first official live album and the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2018 sophomore LP, Make Way for Love. Williams spent the bulk of 2018 touring across the world in support of Make Way for Love, sharing the stage with his second family, The Yarra Brothers. Last year also saw Williams' silver screen debut with a small role and performance in Bradley Cooper's Oscar-nominated A Star is Born. Finally, after the whirlwind, Williams returned home to New Zealand, performing two sold-out nights at the Auckland Town Hall as a fitting cap to the world tour. Across the past several years on the road, the Marlon Williams live show has taken on an almost mystical status - not just for Williams' extraordinary voice, but also for the hypnotic command he has over an audience, his seamless blending of genres, and the effortless, instinctive relationship he shares with his band. Live at Auckland Town Hall captures an artist both early enough in his career to be humbled by the occasion, and developed enough to present a stunning catalogue of music and quality of performance. Live at Auckland Town Hall feels sure to enter the canon of great live albums in the years to come, a dazzling snapshot of Marlon Williams' musical singularity.
Jesse Colin Young - Dreamers [LP]|
New Vinyl: $22.98
One of rock’s most influential and enduring singer-songwriters, JESSE COLIN YOUNG, who first made history with the Youngbloods on their classic ‘60s peace anthem “Get Together,” and who has amassed a loyal worldwide over the past five decades, will release his 19th solo album, DREAMERS, on May 24th, 2019 via BMG. Born Perry Miller, “Jesse” was born in Queens, NY. With his band The Youngbloods, Jesse would go on to release 10 studio albums, all charting in the US top 200. Their debut and self titled Album, The Youngbloods would prove to be one their most successful. The Youngbloods toured consistently from 1965 to 1985 while embracing their Folk Rock / good time attraction. Their sound would temper their Blues and Jugband influences with gentle California psychedelia. Jesse Colin Young has released 18 albums, 19 singles and EPs, and has accrued over 200 writing and performance credits in his career. Today, Jesse continues to tour with his own 8 piece band, consistently selling out venues in the east coast.
Soto - Origami|
New CD: $14.97
SOTO, the group lead by acclaimed vocalist and current Sons Of Apollo frontman Jeff Scott Soto (ex Yngwie Malmsteen / Talisman / Journey, TSO, W.E.T.), return with their third album and InsideOutMusic debut "Origami", which showcases 10 tunes of modern, melodic and highly versatile Hard Rock and Metal with addictive songwriting and an infectious level of catchiness.
Faye Webster - Atlanta Millionaires Club [LP]|
New Vinyl: $19.99
Atlanta Millionaires Club is in Faye Webster's feelings, and that's the way she likes it. "Everything is way personal, " Webster says. "I have to write about very personal things for me to even want to write." On the 21-year-old Atlanta native's new album, the omnipresence of pedal steel eschews bluegrass trappings, flexible under Webster's genre-bending direction. Webster didn't set out to make it sound like any artist in particular, but she cites Aaliyah as her main musical inspiration for how she uses sound. "That's where I first heard, 'Oh, there's this weird guitar that's bendy and it could totally be in a country song, ' but the way she's using it is what makes her music so special to me, " Webster explains. "I try to do that. I try to change the way pedal steel is supposed to sound, or keys, to make it more R&B." Pulling from a familial lineage of folk storytelling and time spent in Atlanta's hip-hop scene, Webster's work is a study of duality, weaving through her own introversion and heartbreak; it's an idiosyncratic sadness punctuated by fleeting observations and an unexpected, sly sense of humor. And like the way Webster takes the traditional instrumentation of Americana and flips it into something else, she uses her own calm, laid-back demeanor to say you can be boldly and unapologetically yourself in a quiet way, too.
Fleshgod Apocalypse - Veleno [Gold/Black Splatter 2LP]|
New Vinyl: $32.98
Italian grandmasters of orchestral death metal Fleshgod Apocalypse are finding spontaneity rewarding on new album, Veleno. Over the past four albums – previous album, King (2016), floored fans and critics alike – the Francesco Paoli-led trio have planned every step, discussed every note, and ensured every salutation to Paganini, Bach, and Mozart was met with an equally brutal death metal equivalent. On Veleno, which is Italian for ‘venom,’ Fleshgod Apocalypse distanced themselves from distraction, unboxed the songwriting process, and let the inspiration flow freely. On Veleno, they’ve matured, blended more efficiently their musical vision, and walked away with 11 songs that sound like a new band with an insatiable prey drive.
Various Artists - Aladdin [Soundtrack]|
New CD: $13.95
Marvel's The Avengers [Movie] - Avengers: Endgame [Soundtrack]|
New CD: $10.99
Movie Releases 05-28-19
Greta [Movie] - Greta|
New Blu-Ray: $34.98
Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz), a sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, doesn't think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music and an aching loneliness. Having recently lost her mother, Frances quickly grows closer to widowed Greta. The two become fast friends — but Greta's maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing in Greta's life is what it seems in this suspense thriller directed by Academy Award winner Neil Jordan.