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Noah Gundersen & HYWAYS At Easy Street On Record Store Day!

Noah Gundersen & HYWAYS At Easy Street On Record Store Day!

Vinyl fanatics, are you ready? Record Store Day 2018 is Saturday, April 21st, and we'll be opening up the shop at 7am sharp for all of your shopping needs! Of course, there will be many brave customers waiting in line in the wee hours to ensure they get the exclusive, limited edition records of their dreams, and we shall reward & sustain them with free Caffe Vita coffee and freshly cooked bacon (served up by Easy Street Guy himself).

So, we open the doors, and you go upstairs where all the goodies are and pick out one of each RSD title that you want (because only one of each title per customer is allowed)...then what? Check out our used vinyl while you're up in the vinyl loft...we're constantly buying collections, and we'll have the cream of the crop out there for RSD. Then head downstairs, put your name on the list for breakfast at our cafe, and check out our outstanding selection of CDs, DVDs/Blu-Rays, and books while you wait. Visit our Pearl Jam pop-up shop. Buy some Easy Street, PJ, and Sub Pop swag. Grab a beer or coffee drink while you shop! We'll also be giving away & raffling off cool stuff from "the archive" all day long. 

At 5pm, hometown fave NOAH GUNDERSEN will take to the stage for a special RSD performance!

Noah will be followed at 7pm by HYWAYS, a new Seattle project led by singer-songwriter & former Ole Tinder leader Mike Giacolino! Featuring an all-star line up with members of Rose Windows, Son Volt and Sera Cahoone, HYWAYS will mix up country and psychedelia with indie rock, folk and prog rock for the RSD faithful! Read all about 'em here on OldRookie.com.

Check out the complete list of RSD18 titles!

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Seattle Times Spotlight On Record Store Day!

Thanks to the Seattle Times for mentioning us in their feature article on Record Store Day! Here's an excerpt from Times music writer Michael Rietmulder's piece published Monday:

They’ll come in droves, a stack of limited-run color vinyl tucked under each arm, eyes bleary from an early morning spent flipping through racks of rarefied records. Now in its 11th year, Record Store Day has become the music nerd’s Black Friday — an enticingly fun consumer-oriented pseudo holiday that lures collectors to stores across the country (even in a post-streaming world) with a cache of new one-off and limited releases. When Record Store Day commences on Saturday, April 21, this year should be no different, with many of Seattle’s best record stores opening early, planning deals and in-store performances from local luminaries (and even an ex-Fugee) in addition to stocking those new RSD-sanctioned records. To make your crate-digging easier, we rounded up all the local RSD happenings we could find.

Easy Street Records

The West Seattle institution holds killer in-store performances year-round, and RSD is no different with the record slingers recruiting Noah Gundersen (5 p.m.) and trippy alt-country troupe Hyways (7 p.m.) to play. Easy Street opens at 7 a.m. for the occasion, serving free Caffe Vita coffee and bacon to the early birds. 4559 California Ave. SW, Seattle; 206-938-3279, easystreetonline.com

Read the full article here.

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Record Store Fortune ‘Golden Ticket’ Sweeps on RSD!

Record Store Fortune ‘Golden Ticket’ Sweeps on RSD!

Record Store Crawl has announced the launch of their Record Store Fortune ‘Golden Ticket’ Sweeps for Record Store Day 2018. The sweeps will feature seven special Record Store Day titles to be available at participating RSD stores across the United States beginning on Record Store Day (Saturday, April 21st) and will run through May 6th. Each pressing will contain a fortune, and on each fortune, a lucky number. Folks wishing to enter the sweeps are asked to visit the sweeps sign-up page.

The following releases will be featured in the sweeps:

The Stooges - The Stooges (The Detroit Edition)
Linkin Park - One More Light Live (2LP/colored vinyl)
The Doors - Live At The Matrix: Let’s Feed Ice Cream To The Rats
Ramones - Sundragon Sessions
Notorious B.I.G. - Juicy (12" Clear / Black Marble Swirl Vinyl Single)
The Baby Huey Story - The Living Legend
The Beau Brummels - Bradley’s Barn

Prizes will include: $1,000 in cash; a U-Turn Audio gift code; Master & Dynamic ME05 and MH40 headphones; Kanto Audio YU6 speakers; and Run Out Groove Vinyl.

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Enter To Win Tickets To Sera Cahoone!

Enter To Win Tickets To Sera Cahoone!

Local singer-songwriter Sera Cahoone has a new EP titled The Flora String Sessions coming out this Friday. The release revisits some of Cahoone’s most beloved fan favorites with just her starkly honest vocals and guitar plus violin, viola, and cello. It’s somewhat of a greatest hits collection, albeit with more intimate, stunningly beautiful arrangements by Led to Sea violist Alex Guy. Cahoone is celebrating the release of The Flora String Sessions with a special performance at Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall on release day, 4/20. Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Worry All Your Life" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 4/18. Good luck!

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Win A Jean-Michel Jarre Prize Pack!

Win A Jean-Michel Jarre Prize Pack!

Legendary electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre is bringing his incredible live show to the Paramount on April 18th! Following up his massive Electronica World Tour of 2017, which included his first-ever live shows in North America, Jarre is playing only a handful of dates in cities close to the Coachella Festival, where he performs tonight (4/13). Enter to win tickets to the show, a poster, and best of all, a pre-show meet & greet/photo op with the man himself by e-mailing us  with the subject line "Oxygene" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 4/16. Good luck!

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Music Releases 04-20-18

Lord Huron - Vide Noir [2LP] Lord Huron - Vide Noir [2LP]
New Vinyl: $23.99

Lord Huron to release new album, Vide Noir, on 4/20 via Republic Records. The album follows critically lauded EPs, 'Strange Trails' and 'Lonesome Tails', which has garnered over 400M streams to-date. Previous single 'The Night We Met' is best known for featuring in Netflix's '13 Reasons Why.' The band is currently on an extensive USA headlining tour through Summer 2018.

Thievery Corporation - Treasures From The Temple [LP] Thievery Corporation - Treasures From The Temple [LP]
New Vinyl: $24.99

11th studio album from D.C. based electronic duo featuring artists: Mr. Lif, Sitali, Racquel Jones, Notch, Natalia Clavier, and Lou Lou Ghelichkhani. The 12 track Treasures from the Temple is a continuation from their last album Temple of I & I, recorded in Port Antonio. Blending their signature sound with classic dub, dancehall, and roots vibes. Download Card

Old Crow Medicine Show - Volunteer [LP] Old Crow Medicine Show - Volunteer [LP]
New Vinyl: $22.99

Old Crow Medicine Show have announced the release of their new studio album, Volunteer, due out April 20th, 2018 on Columbia Records Nashville. The album was recorded at the historic RCA Studio A and produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson).

Kimbra - Primal Heart [LP] Kimbra - Primal Heart [LP]
New Vinyl: $18.99

The whole world will certainly be watching Kimbra on Primal Heart. She has quietly spent the past two years assembling the 11 tracks on this body of work with hit-machine Skrillex ("Top of the World"), among other producers in Los Angeles and New Zealand. Stripping down Kimbra's music to bare emotion and heart, the album invites listeners to experience the inherent vulnerability in her voice, conveying raw feeling throughout each song.

Sting / Shaggy - 44/876 Sting / Shaggy - 44/876
New CD: $14.99   $12.99
Brothers Osborne - Port Saint Joe [LP] Brothers Osborne - Port Saint Joe [LP]
New Vinyl: $19.99

John and TJ Osborne co-wrote every track on Port Saint Joe along with frequent collaborators Lee Thomas Miller, Kendall Marvel, Barry Dean, Shane McAnally, Troy Verges and more.  The title, Port Saint Joe, reflects the small town on the Florida coast where the real-life siblings recorded the album.

Port Saint Joe is a sonic representation of who we’ve become not only as a band but as people,” says John Osborne. “Every show we’ve ever played together is on this record. Every song we’ve ever written and every mile we’ve ever ridden has led to the making of this record. Imperfections and all.”

TJ adds, “we shacked up for two weeks to make an unabashed record that would reflect who we are in every way, and in the process we had the most enjoyable and memorable recording experience of our lives.”

Joshua Hedley - Mr. Jukebox [LP] Joshua Hedley - Mr. Jukebox [LP]
New Vinyl: $17.98

With the release of his highly anticipated debut album Mr. Jukebox via Third Man Records, Joshua Hedley will embrace the role he was born to play: this generation’s classic country champion. 

An accomplished fiddle player, Hedley felt inexplicably drawn toward the instrument as a child. He got his hands on his own fiddle at age 8, and by 12, he was playing with middle-aged pickers at the VFW. At 19, he moved from his native Florida to Nashville, where he became an in-demand sideman at Robert’s Western World and other bars, and ultimately, a well-respected frontman. Armed with an easy croon and prodigious fiddle playing, he became known as the Mayor of Lower Broad. He hit the road to perform with artists including Jonny Fritz, Justin Townes Earle, and more, while the 2015 documentary Heartworn Highways Revisited featured Hedley prominently.

A Perfect Circle - Eat The Elephant [2LP] A Perfect Circle - Eat The Elephant [2LP]
New Vinyl: $29.98

The album arrives following years of anticipation and speculation, which reached a fever pitch as the outfit helmed by Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel launched their Fall 2017 tour with the release of “The Doomed”. The band then ushered in the new year with the debut of the contemplative song, “Disillusioned”.

“Although I’m extremely excited to finally be completing this album after a 14-year hiatus,” explains Keenan. “I’m actually more excited that its intentional release date is serving a greater purpose. The 20th of April is Carina Round’s birthday. She is a dear friend who is extremely difficult to shop for. Pressure off. Of course, I must also note that the potheads are gonna be thrilled that this album comes out on 4-20. May it serve as a glorious soundtrack to accompany all of the giggling and vexing sounds of nibbling and snacking. Fingers crossed, Cheech & Chong will be proud.”

“Demos are these precious ideas that you love in their initial state,” adds Howerdel. “Then you collaborate, invite other ideas, and watch them progress. That’s the dynamics and growth of a great record. I feel we’ve made a great record.”

Eat The Elephant, which was co-produced by Dave Sardy (Autolux, Slayer), is being released in multiple formats including digital, CD, and double gatefold 180 gram vinyl. In advance of Record Store Day, a limited-edition independent retail exclusive version of the LP on white 180 gram vinyl with alternate cover will also be available.

Pennywise - Never Gonna Die Pennywise - Never Gonna Die
New CD: $11.99

Formed in the South Bay of Los Angeles, a neighborhood with a rich punk rock history, Pennywise began in 1988. The band would go on to amass an international following through relentless touring and a melodic high energy sound merging melodic surf punk, blistering hardcore and the classic punk of their youth. The group has solidified their place in punk history and are ready to continue their legacy with their long awaited new album, Never Gonna Die. A return to form for the band, Never Gonna Die contains 14 solid tracks that a punk fan can run in circles to.

Bishop Briggs - Church Of Scars Bishop Briggs - Church Of Scars
New CD: $11.99

Penned as one of 2018’s most important breakout artists, Bishop Briggs to release her debut album, ‘Church Of Scars,’ on 4/20 via Island Records. The album will include current single ‘White Flag,’ which is building at Alternative radio. Album will also include previous hits, ‘River’ and ‘Wild Horses,’ which have been featured on a variety of television shows and commercials. She will support ‘Church Of Scars’ with her forthcoming headlining tour, launching in April 2018.

The Melvins - Pinkus Abortion Technician The Melvins - Pinkus Abortion Technician
New CD: $14.99   $12.99

2018 album from US sludge-lords, this time adding Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers) on bass alongside current bassist Steven Mcdonald (Redd Kross). Includes original tunes plus covers of The Beatles 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' & Butthole Surfers 'Graveyard'.

Shuggie Otis - Inter-Fusion [LP] Shuggie Otis - Inter-Fusion [LP]
New Vinyl: $21.99

Vinyl LP pressing. 2018 fusion rock project from guitar legend, Shuggie Otis! Features commanding drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge/Beck Bogert & Appice) and stellar bassist Tony Franklin (The Firm/Roy Harper). Shuggie Otis is a singer-songwriter, recording artist, and multi-instrumentalist. Otis's composition "Strawberry Letter 23" (as recorded by The Brothers Johnson) topped the Billboard R&B chart and reached #5 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1977. He also achieved commercial success with his 1974 single "Inspiration Information" (from the album of the same name), reaching #56 on the R&B chart. Born in Los Angeles, California, Otis is the son of rhythm and blues pioneer, musician, bandleader, and impresario Johnny Otis who was of Greek descent and his wife Phyllis Walker who was of African American and Filipino descent.

The Flaming Lips - Scratching The Door: The First Recordings Of the Flaming Lips The Flaming Lips - Scratching The Door: The First Recordings Of the Flaming Lips
New CD: $14.99   $12.99

SCRATCHING THE DOOR highlights tracks recorded by The Flaming Lips’ original line-up, which featured Wayne Coyne’s brother Mark on vocals. The album includes the band’s first and second cassette demos, in addition to The Flaming Lips first self-released EP, and marks the first time all of these recordings have been collected together on a single release. Among the other featured tracks are covers of The Who’s “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere,” Led Zeppelin’s “Communication Breakdown” and the theme song from the 1960’s Batman television series, which previously appeared on Rykodisc’s 2002 compilation, Finally The Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid.

Fifty Shades Of Grey - Fifty Shades Freed [Soundtrack 2LP] Fifty Shades Of Grey - Fifty Shades Freed [Soundtrack 2LP]
New Vinyl: $39.98

Universal Pictures to release soundtrack to third & final installment of the Fifty Shades Trilogy, Fifty Shades Freed. Soundtrack includes original music from Sia, Julia Michaels, Rita Ora, Liam Payne, Hailee Steinfeld, Bishop Briggs, & many more! Vinyl edition of the will release on 4/20/18.

Stryper - God Damn Evil [LP] Stryper - God Damn Evil [LP]
New Vinyl: $24.98
Drinks - Hippo Lite [LP] Drinks - Hippo Lite [LP]
New Vinyl: $26.98
Neil Young - Roxy - Tonight's The Night Live [2LP] Neil Young - Roxy - Tonight's The Night Live [2LP]
New Vinyl: $25.98
Sløtface - Try Not To Freak Out [Pink LP] Sløtface - Try Not To Freak Out [Pink LP]
New Vinyl: $26.98

On their debut album Try Not To Freak Out Norwegian four-piece Sløtface deliver political punk wrapped in pop packaging. They’ve won over fans and critics alike with their massive hooks, scorching riffs, and sometimes biting, sometimes earnest, yet always relatable lyrics. Sløtface are a young band poised for a break-out year on the back of a tenacious debut. The album is now available on 140g exclusive [pink] vinyl.

Charli XCX - Number 1 Angel / Pop 2 [2LP] Charli XCX - Number 1 Angel / Pop 2 [2LP]
New Vinyl: $27.99
Jonny Greenwood - Phantom Thread [Soundtrack 2LP] Jonny Greenwood - Phantom Thread [Soundtrack 2LP]
New Vinyl: $34.99
The Who - Live At The Fillmore East [LP] The Who - Live At The Fillmore East [LP]
New Vinyl: $49.99

Live At The Fillmore East is the 50th anniversary of these legendary unreleased recordings from the Fillmore East, New York City, Friday April 5 & Saturday April 6, 1968. Features stunning extended versions of My Generation, A Quick One..., Shakin' All Over and two ripping versions of Eddie Cochran numbers – Summertime Blues and C'mon Everybody (the latter unavailable elsewhere). The 2 CD version comes in a deluxe edition 6-panel digipak with a 12-page booklet including new liner notes and rare photos.

Marcia Ball - Shine Bright Marcia Ball - Shine Bright
New CD: $17.98
From Ashes to New - The Future From Ashes to New - The Future
New CD: $13.98
TesseracT - Sonder [LP] TesseracT - Sonder [LP]
New Vinyl: $24.98

The pioneers of an ever-evolving metal scene, TesseracT, are set to release their fourth studio album entitled Sonder. The album adds significant firepower to the band's arsenal, blending the abrasive and progressive tone from their first two records with the accessibility of Polaris. It also includes field recordings submitted by the band's online fan base, giving an insight into the complex and varied lives of others; a theme which is also referenced in the artwork, designed by bassist Amos Williams, and the wider concept of self-identity within a population full of complex and vivid lives. For the first time, TesseracT acquired the talents of a choir for their album, produced and conducted by Randy Slaugh and recorded at Soularium Studios, Utah. Sonder was recorded in the UK at 4D Sounds, Celestial Sounds and Project Studios, and engineered by the band and mastered by Acle Kahney.

Ashley Monroe - Sparrow [LP] Ashley Monroe - Sparrow [LP]
New Vinyl: $19.98

The album, her fourth, was recorded with producerDave Cobbin Nashville's legendary RCA Studio A. Working with some of her closest collaborators, including Brendan Benson and Waylon Payne, and longtime friends Anderson East and Angaleena Presley, Monroe wrote all of the songs on Sparrow. She recorded the album while she was pregnant with her first child. "I felt powerful," she says. "I wasn't puffing, I wasn't drinking wine, I was just singing."

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Movie Releases 04-20-18

The Virgin Suicides [Movie] - The Virgin Suicides: The Criterion Collection The Virgin Suicides [Movie] - The Virgin Suicides: The Criterion Collection
New Blu-Ray: $39.95

With this debut feature, Sofia Coppola announced her singular vision, exploring the aesthetics of femininity while illuminating the interior lives of young women. An adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides's popular first novel, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES conjures the ineffable melancholy of teenage longing and ennui in its story of the suicides of the five Lisbon sisters, stifled by the rules of their overprotective religious parents-as told through the collective memory of a group of men who were boys at the time and still yearn to understand what happened. Evoking its 1970s suburban setting through ethereal cinematography by Ed Lachman and an atmospheric score by Air, the film secured a place for its director in the landscape of American independent cinema and has become a coming-of-age touchstone.

Forever My Girl [Movie] - Forever My Girl Forever My Girl [Movie] - Forever My Girl
New Blu-Ray: $24.99

FOREVER MY GIRL tells the story of country music superstar Liam Page (Alex Roe), who left his bride, Josie (Jessica Rothe), at the altar, choosing fame and fortune instead. However, Liam never got over his one true love, nor did he ever forget his Southern roots. When he unexpectedly returns to his hometown, Liam is torn between his two worlds.

Shameless [US TV Series] - Shameless: The Complete Eighth Season Shameless [US TV Series] - Shameless: The Complete Eighth Season
New Blu-Ray: $39.99

Are the Gallaghers finally on an upswing? As Season Eight begins, Frank emerges from a drug-induced haze determined to make amends and become a contributing member of society. Fiona strives for independence and discovers the pitfalls of being a successful landlord. Lip faces unexpected sacrifices to maintain his sobriety, while Ian takes up a new cause in his quest to win back Trevor. Debbie hopes welding school will secure a future for her and Franny, as Carl finds creative ways to pay for his tuition after he loses his scholarship. And Kev and V must deal with Svetlana after she tricks them into giving up their bar, turning The Alibi into Putin’s Paradise. Join William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum and an incomparable cast for all 12 unabashed, unapologetic episodes.

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame - The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert - 2010-2017 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame - The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert - 2010-2017
New DVD: $13.98
Dokken - Return To The East Live 2016 [Blu-ray] Dokken - Return To The East Live 2016 [Blu-ray]
New Blu-Ray: $21.98
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