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Win Tickets To DRAMA at The Crocodile 3/7!

DRAMA, the Chicago-based duo of Na’el Shehade and Via Rosa conjure up an alluring brew of R&B and dance music, which you can sample by picking up their new album on Ghostly Int'l, Dance Without Me. They're coming to the Crocodile for a SOLD OUT show on March 7th, but fear not, we have a pair of tickets to give away! Enter to win 'em by e-mailing us with the subject line "DRAMA" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 3/3. Good luck!

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Ezra Furman In-Store 2/19!

We are excited to welcome Ezra Furman for an acoustic performance at Easy Street before his show at The Crocodile! Free and all ages, Wednesday the 19th at 7pm! Pick up his new album, Twelve Nudes, a staff favorite from 2019, and be on the lookout for his new soundtrack for the Netflix series, Sex Education! See you there!

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Win A Wasted Shirt (Ty Segall/Lightning Bolt) Test Pressing!

You gotta wonder what would happen if Ty Segall and Lightning Bolt noise demon Brian Chippendale happened to find themselves in the same recording studio? Well, as it turns out, the duo did just that in the hot hot heat of July, in the air-conditioning free environs of Ty's home studio. They settled on the moniker Wasted Shirt, and the result is Fungus II, which drops on 2/28. According to Henry Rollins: "The album is exploding euphoria from start to finish. A morphing day-glo rainbow that will bring a smile to your face like if you were on your way to Washington DC for the Million Puppy March. Upon first spin, all boxes are checked and any previously held doubts are completely obliterated. The more you play it, the better it kabongs you upside your head. Hectic doesn't even begin to describe it." 

Sound intriguing? We're giving away a test pressing of Fungus II to one damn lucky winner!

Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Wasted Shirt" and please include first/last name with entry. Winner must be able to pick up prize at our store in West Seattle. Good luck!

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New Tame Impala Out NOW!

Tame Impala (Kevin Parker) has released his fourth studio album, The Slow Rush, today (2/14) on Interscope! Come to the shop or visit Easy Street Online and pick up the indie-exclusive limited edition 2-LP set on red & blue vinyl while they last!

The Slow Rush is Parker’s deep dive into the oceans of time, conjuring the feeling of a lifetime in a lightning bolt, of major milestones whizzing by while you’re looking at your phone, it’s a paean to creation and destruction and the unending cycle of life. Parker told the New York Times, "A lot of the songs carry this idea of time passing, of seeing your life flash before your eyes, being able to see clearly your life from this point onwards. I’m being swept by this notion of time passing. There’s something really intoxicating about it." 

On March 9 Tame Impala kicks off the first tour in support of The Slow Rush and the tour will end August 7 at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA. Get tix here!

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New Release Round-Up 02/14/20

New Releases



Justin Bieber - Changes - Def Jam
Justin Bieber is ready to give the world insight into events that have taken place in his life over the past four years. From marriage to faith and his new outlook on life, Justin is reflecting on changes he's experienced and the impact they've had on him. "Changes" marks a new chapter in his career. The album hinges on themes of personal growth through life experiences, love and commitment, creatively expressed through music, giving a candid look into his evolution as an artist and human being. 

Tame Impala - The Slow Rush - Interscope Records
Tame Impala (Kevin Parker) release's his fourth studio album, The Slow Rush on Interscope. Recorded between Los Angeles and his studio in his hometown of Fremantle, Australia, the twelve tracks were produced and mixed by Parker. The Slow Rush is Parker's deep dive into the oceans of time, conjuring the feeling of a lifetime in a lightning bolt, of major milestones whizzing by while you're looking at your phone. Pressed on forest green vinyl

Beach Bunny - Honeymoon

Beach Bunny - HoneymoonBeach Bunny - HoneymoonBeach Bunny - Honeymoon - Mom & Pop
Honeymoon is the excellent debut album from Beach Bunny, the four-piece band out of Chicago. Recorded at the iconic Chicago studio Electrical Audio with producer Joe Reinhart (Hop Along, Algernon Caldwaller), the nine songs on the LP burst with energy that capture their vital and life-affirming live shows. Songs like the swooning and anthemic singles 'Dream Boy' and 'Ms. California' encapsulate the highs and lows the exiting the honeymoon stage of a relationship. The long-awaited debut LP 'Honeymoon' from Beach Bunny follows their breakout hit on Tik-Tok, 'Prom Queen' (65 million global streams, 518K+ TikTok videos).


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Nathaniel Rateliff - And It's Still Alright - Fantasy
Nathaniel Rateliff has written and recorded his first solo record since the explosive debut of his work together with The Night Sweats. And It's Still Alright, is an intensely personal 10-song album of vibrant country-blues, badland ballads, ornate Americana and jazz-inflected R&B. Rateliff's warm baritone, ranging from gently hushed to a guttural howl, imbues these superbly drawn character studies with raw, naked emotion.

The Ballroom Thieves - Unlovely

The Ballroom Thieves - UnlovelyThe Ballroom Thieves - UnlovelyThe Ballroom Thieves - Unlovely - Nettwerk Records
Americana-leaning indie folk band The Ballroom Thieves take on topics as heavy as politics and as joyful as lifelong companionship on their latest studio album Unlovely.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Tennis - Swimmer
David Gray - White Ladder: 20th Anniversary Edition
Monsta X - ALL ABOUT LUV
Puss N Boots - Sister
Eden - No Future
Huey Lewis & The News - Weather
Hollywood Undead - New Empire, Vol. 1
Eyelids - The Accidental Falls
Tami Neilson - CHICKABOOM!
Post Animal - Forward Motion Godyssey
Tan Cologne - Cave Vaults On The Moon In New Mexico
Gryffin - Gravity
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol. 24: Cow Palace Daly City, CA 3/23/74
Posehn - Grandpa Metal
The Men - Mercy
Highly Suspect - MCID
Robert Vincent - In This Town You're Owned
Carly Pearce - Carly Pearce


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David Bowie - Alabama Song: 40th Anniversary
Fitz And The Tantrums - We Don't Need Love Songs b/w Darkest Street
Dark Fortress - The Spider In The Web












For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

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Music Releases 02-14-20

Justin Bieber - Changes Justin Bieber - Changes
New CD: $14.99   $12.99

Justin Bieber is ready to give the world insight into events that have taken place in his life over the past four years. From marriage to faith and his new outlook on life, Justin is reflecting on changes he's experienced and the impact they've had on him. "Changes" marks a new chapter in his career. The album hinges on themes of personal growth through life experiences, love and commitment, creatively expressed through music, giving a candid look into his evolution as an artist and human being.

Beach Bunny - Honeymoon [Color LP] Beach Bunny - Honeymoon [Color LP]
New Vinyl: $19.99
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Honeymoon is the excellent debut album from Beach Bunny, the four-piece band out of Chicago. Recorded at the iconic Chicago studio Electrical Audio with producer Joe Reinhart (Hop Along, Algernon Caldwaller), the nine songs on the LP burst with energy that capture their vital and life-affirming live shows. Songs like the swooning and anthemic singles 'Dream Boy' and 'Ms. California' encapsulate the highs and lows the exiting the honeymoon stage of a relationship. The long-awaited debut LP 'Honeymoon' from Beach Bunny follows their breakout hit on Tik-Tok, 'Prom Queen' (65 million global streams, 518K+ TikTok videos). Honeymoon will be released on February 14th, 2020 following a major market tour with festival plays.

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Nathaniel Rateliff - And It's Still Alright [Coke Bottle Green LP] Nathaniel Rateliff - And It's Still Alright [Coke Bottle Green LP]
New Vinyl: $24.99

Nathaniel Rateliff has written and recorded his first solo record since the explosive debut of his work together with The Night Sweats. And It's Still Alright, is an intensely personal 10-song album of vibrant country-blues, badland ballads, ornate Americana and jazz-inflected R&B. Rateliff's warm baritone, ranging from gently hushed to a guttural howl, imbues these superbly drawn character studies with raw, naked emotion.


And It's Still Alright was produced by Rateliff, Night Sweats' drummer Patrick Meese and James Barone of the indie band, Beach House and primarily recorded at National Freedom in Cottage Grove, Oregon, the studio formerly owned by the late Richard Swift (who produced both Night Sweats recordings). While Rateliff, Meese and Barone handled much of the album's instrumentation, several friends make contributions including Night Sweats' guitarist Luke Mossman; bassist Elijah Thomson (of the indie band Everest); keyboardist Daniel Creamer (of The Texas Gentlemen); steel guitarist Eric Swanson (touring musician for Israel Nash) and renowned string arranger Tom Hagerman (of the instrumental vocal ensemble DeVotchKa), whose delicate orchestrations beautifully complement the album's deep emotional terrain.
 
And It's Still Alright's many highlights include album opener ''What A Drag,'' which sketches a vivid portrait of a disconnected relationship, ''Tonight #2,'' a haunting, end-of-the-world waltz, ''Time Stands,'' detailing an epic, desperate struggle for love and the elegiac ''Rush On,'' a heart-breaking requiem for Swift.

Unguarded and unflinchingly real, Nathaniel Rateliff's And It's Still Alright expands on the sounds and styles he's used to great affect across both his band and solo careers. It's a commanding next step in Nathaniel's evolution into one of America's most vital and essential songwriters.

The Ballroom Thieves - Unlovely [LP] The Ballroom Thieves - Unlovely [LP]
New Vinyl: $25.98
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Americana-leaning indie folk band The Ballroom Thieves take on topics as heavy as politics and as joyful as lifelong companionship on their latest studio album Unlovely.

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Tennis - Swimmer [LP] Tennis - Swimmer [LP]
New Vinyl: $19.99

Tennis are an indie pop duo comprising husband and wife Patrick Riley (guitar, keyboards, production) and Alaina Moore (vocals, keyboards). The band wrote their upcoming album on land and sea; on their sailboat traveling around Baja California, Mexico & in their recording studio they built in Denver. Alaina and Patrick were driven to elevate their songwriting & experimented with different instrumentation, time changes, & a focus on lyrical storytelling. The band experienced many life-changing occurrences over the last two years that influenced their writing - from loss to illness and renewed bonds. Swimmer is a single they are releasing in Fall 2019, coming out as the band announces touring dates for spring 2020.

David Gray - White Ladder: 20th Anniversary Edition [4LP] David Gray - White Ladder: 20th Anniversary Edition [4LP]
New Vinyl: $69.98
White Ladder (20th Anniversary Edition) celebrates the multi-platinum-selling album from singer-songwriter David Gray. This expanded, deluxe release features the iconic album newly mastered on 2 pieces of white vinyl plus previously unreleased and rare White Ladder-era B-sides and demos on 2 pieces of black vinyl. David Gray has also personally crafted a series of writings about his White Ladder experience, chronicling the people involved, and the stories behind some of the songs and most memorable shows. These writings are featured in a commemorative book alongside rare photography and housed in beautiful packaging that also features the lyrics to timeless hits such as "This Year's Love," "Babylon," and "Sail Away." "What happened with White Ladder involved more than music. It was a sort of heart and soul moment of total surrender for everybody involved, for me and the audience. That was it. It doesn't get any better than that." - David Gray
Monsta X - ALL ABOUT LUV [Opaque Magenta LP] Monsta X - ALL ABOUT LUV [Opaque Magenta LP]
New Vinyl: $24.98
Puss N Boots - Sister [LP] Puss N Boots - Sister [LP]
New Vinyl: $19.99

Puss N Boots—the charming trio featuring Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson, and Catherine Popper—have announced a February 14 release date for their second full-length album, Sister.

Sister is a fetching collection of originals written by the band members collectively and individually, mixed with loving covers of songs by Tom Petty (“Angel Dream”), Dolly Parton (“The Grass Is Blue”), Paul Westerberg (“It’s a Wonderful Lie”), and Concrete Blonde (“Joey”). Jones, Dobson, and Popper each take turns delivering lead vocals and also pick up multiple instruments throughout the album trading off on guitar, bass, and drums.

“This band has always been a great adventure,” says Jones. “Sasha and Cat’s fearlessness eggs me on to try new things, be it playing guitar, drums, writing a new way or wearing an elf costume on stage. We feed off of each other’s eagerness to jump in, sink or swim. And singing together feels like the most natural thing in the world. It’s a real privilege to have found this space together, try different things and to watch this band grow into what is at this moment. It is ever evolving and so fun.”

“For me this band has always been an incredible and uniquely safe outlet for trying new things,” adds Dobson. “For example, I’d been writing all year on bass but was too shy to tell anyone, but when Norah asked me if I had anything new, before I knew it we were covering those tunes and I was playin’ bass in the band!”

“We were rehearsing for something and we took a break,” recalls Popper. “I sat at the drums and started messing around, Norah came back and picked up a guitar and riffed, and Sasha picked up the bass, and in an hour we had ‘It’s Not Easy.’ My bandmates just love to make music and it’s been a great learning experience for me about setting my ego aside and taking a chance.”

Michael Doucet - Lacher Prise [LP] Michael Doucet - Lacher Prise [LP]
New Vinyl: $21.98
Michael Doucet the GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, artist, founder of BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, and Cajun legend crafts the quintessential Louisiana soundtrack to a good time on his new solo album, LÂCHER PRISE. Joined by Sarah Quintana [vocals, guitar], Chad Viator [guitar], Chris French [bass], and Jim Kolacek [drums], he stirs up a sweet and simmering brew of Acadian tradition, swamp soul, and infectious grooves.

In many ways, the moniker embodies the spirit of these five musicians.
“In French, Lâcher Prise means ‘let go’,” Doucet explains. “It’s also a Buddhist term. When it came to making this music, it was just total freedom. The new songs were different from what I typically do, so we formed a group of great people and musicians. I’ve reached a point in my life and career where I can do whatever the hell I want to do. There’s freedom for everybody because of the mutual respect though.” Doucet describes the album’s music as “Les îles Français Zarico”, a description that takes into account an eclectic mix of styles including New Orleans rhythm & blues and Southwest Louisiana rock ‘n roll, as well as his own interpretations of zydeco and Cajun, infused with the intoxicating rhythms of the French Caribbean.

The new band, now known as Michael Doucet avec Lâcher Prise, recorded the ten songs comprising the debut in just three days at Dockside in Maurice, Louisiana, a hallowed studio that has hosted everyone from Dr. John to Allen Toussaint, and Rod Stewart to Arcade Fire. The triumvirate of Doucet, Viator, and Compass Records co-founder Garry West produced, and friends including Sarah Dugas (The Duhks), Reese Wynans (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Bonamassa), and Jim Hoke (NRBQ) lent their respective talents to the end result.
Eden - No Future Eden - No Future
New CD: $13.49

Vocalist/producer/multi-instrumentalist EDEN announces the forthcoming release of his new album, no future. Due out via Astralwerks on February 14, no future marks the follow-up to his acclaimed 2018 full-length debut, vertigo.

Huey Lewis & The News - Weather Huey Lewis & The News - Weather
New CD: $9.98

Weather is the new album from Huey Lewis & The News

Hollywood Undead - New Empire, Vol. 1 [LP] Hollywood Undead - New Empire, Vol. 1 [LP]
New Vinyl: $19.98

The new album from Hollywood Undead on colored vinyl

Tami Neilson - CHICKABOOM! [Buttercream LP] Tami Neilson - CHICKABOOM! [Buttercream LP]
New Vinyl: $24.99

No one forgets the first time they saw Tami Neilson. She can hush a room with an original song that channels the hurting spirit of Patsy Cline or the sensuality of Peggy Lee, or bring the audience to its feet on a rockabilly raver. She's an artist with real range, whose powerful voice can take on big ballads, golden-age country, heartfelt Gospel, soul-infused R&B, Western swing, even old-style rock 'n' roll. Tami encompasses them all and is a personality-powered cyclonic force of nature in stylishly retro attire, long lashes and a stacked-high beehive. Of her new album's title, CHICKABOOM!, Tami explains, 'I wanted to write an album of punchy little songs, popping firecrackers that, when stripped back to nothing but a guitar, percussion and two voices, would still go boom!' The new collection brings much personal and family history to the table. Tami grew up performing across North America with the Neilson Family Band, working alongside greats such as Johnny Cash, Tanya Tucker, and Kitty Wells. Subsequently, Tami fell in love with a New Zealander, moved to the bottom of the world and began her solo career without the support of the family. Her early records saw her in a self-created territory between mainstream country and alternative country, with awards in New Zealand for albums that added breadth to her 'country singer' label: Best Female Artist, Best Country Album, Best Country Song, an APRA Silver Scroll (songwriting) award and Album of the Year nominations. Her Dynamite! album of 2014 received rave reviews in Britain's MOJO and the Guardian named it a Top 10 Best Country Music Album. Tami's songs appeared on the Netflix series Wanted and the terrestrial TV series Nashville. Tami Neilson's singing and writing is too big to contain, as HMV Canada noted: 'There are singers and then there is Tami Neilson, for whom the word singer just isn't big enough.' The road has now led to CHICKABOOM!, which is something different again, and even more personal. 'In the past year, I started to notice something,' she says. 'The artists I would spend time with backstage at festivals, the ones I gravitated to the most and followed on social media ... artists like the Secret Sisters, Shovels & Rope, Kasey Chambers, Brandi Carlile ... they all had family performing with them. When you tour away from loved ones, it makes a world of difference to have part of your village with you on the road. Not to mention, nothing can come close to that special blend of blood harmonies and silent communication that only comes from being onstage with a person for over 30 years. Family has always been a huge part my music-writing, recording and creating with me, but I wanted family on this project and on the road with me again.' Brother Jay flew to Auckland, New Zealand from Toronto to record a selection of new songs that have unmistakable sibling magic and harmonies. 'I don't think he quite understands what he's gotten himself into but now the album's coming out it's a bit too late. Sucker,' she laughs. And if you've missed Tami before ' on record or in concert ' then you are in for a treat ... and you might not quite understand what you've gotten yourself into either. As we say: you'll never forget the first time you saw Tami.

Post Animal - Forward Motion Godyssey [LP] Post Animal - Forward Motion Godyssey [LP]
New Vinyl: $19.99

The sophomore full-length from Post Animal, Forward Motion Godyssey unfolds with a frenetic momentum, mercurial and unhinged and gloriously volatile. In a bold leap forward both artistically and sonically, the Chicago-based alt-prog band sets their existential questioning to a wildly kinetic sound, mining inspiration from genres as divergent as electronic and psych-rock and—at one particularly sublime point—achieving both stoner-metal brutishness and dreamy R&B elegance in the very same instant. At turns rhapsodic and unsettling, meditative and chaotic, the result is anything but subtle: a body of work that beckons deep involvement from the listener, a richly layered experience primed to leave its audience indelibly transported.

David Bowie - Alabama Song: 40th Anniversary [Limited Edition Picture Disc Vinyl Single] David Bowie - Alabama Song: 40th Anniversary [Limited Edition Picture Disc Vinyl Single]
New 7" Vinyl: $14.99

Originally released in the UK on 15th February, 1980 ‘ALABAMA SONG’ was initially written as a poem by Bertolt Brecht in 1925 and was put to music by Kurt Weill for the 1927 play Little Mahogany. David Bowie was a longstanding Brecht fan and included the song in the setlist for his 1978 Isolar II tour. 

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The studio version of ‘ALABAMA SONG’ on the A-side of this release was recorded on July 2nd 1978, the day after the final show of the European leg of the tour, at Tony Visconti’s Good Earth Studios in Soho, London. 
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The AA-Side features two previously unreleased tracks;A rendition of “Heroes” track ‘JOE THE LION’ recorded at the soundcheck of the tour’s final Earls Court show on the 1st July 1978. Though rehearsed for the Isolar II tour ‘JOE THE LION’ would not make its live debut until the Serious Moonlight tour of 1983.  
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The second track on the AA-side is a live version of ‘ALABAMA SONG’ also recorded July 1st 1978—a different performance than the one featured on the live album Welcome To The Blackout.
Gryffin - Gravity [2LP] Gryffin - Gravity [2LP]
New Vinyl: $25.98
Posehn - Grandpa Metal [LP] Posehn - Grandpa Metal [LP]
New Vinyl: $21.98
The Men - Mercy [LP] The Men - Mercy [LP]
New Vinyl: $20.98

New York band The Men have always been genre-morphic and unpredictable, but on their eighth album Mercy they have truly done something new as a band. For the first time since forming, they have now created three straight records with the same lineup, and the result is a sound that feels developed and continuous despite running the gamut of mood, in true Men fashion. Having this lineup stability has allowed the band to deepen and finesse the sounds they were exploring on 2017's Drift and produce tracks that have a unique and distinct voice. Mercy was recorded live at Serious Business studio to 2" tape with Travis Harrison. The band did minimal overdubs, contributing to the urgent feel of the recording. The album is simply the sound of a band that has a deep and unjaded passion for songwriting and creation, working at the peak of their collaborative connection. Founding guitarist and vocalist Nick Chiericozzi described the band's process by way of an anecdote borrowed from Jeff Daniels about his time working with Robert Altman: "Daniels said, 'Altman will tell you, 'Now walk through that doorway,' but what he doesn't tell you is that he's got three people walking through the door from the other direction.' Doesn't that sound like a Men record? We've got 'Children All Over the World' saying hello to something like 'Fallin' Thru'. Mercy has a place next to Drift and it's now a distant neighbor to New Moon, Devil Music and the others. It's a wholly contained universe that shares the ash, the birth and the memory; the things motion takes with you after bumping into someone. We hope you enjoy the record and what it brings." Mercy takes the listener on a cinematic journey throughout it's seven tracks, beginning with the soothing but lonesome country rock opener "Cool Water." This track, like many on the record, feels timeless, illustrating the band's ability to write songs you are convinced you've heard before on the B-side of your favorite record from the '70s. You are then pulled into it's longest song, the 10-and-a-half minute psychedelic blues rock opus of "Wading in Dirty Water." The band explore some new territory on Mercy, and they also revisit the Suicide-style sound they have been working on for a while through Drift and also with one of their side projects Dream Police, resulting in the highlight "Children All Over the World," a song that could stand next to any classic rock hit but with The Men's unique artistic savvy. It wouldn't be a contemporary Men record without a total fuzzed-out stomper a la their Open Your Heart-era sound, and this record's offering, "In the Breeze," shows the band's complete command of this urgent and pulverizing style.

Highly Suspect - MCID [LP] Highly Suspect - MCID [LP]
New Vinyl: $29.99

The 3X Grammy nominated trio, Highly Suspect, returns with their third studio album,MCID. The genre-transcending body of work features Young Thug, Tee Grizzley, Gojira and Conor Mason from Nothing But Thieves. MCIDis a manifesto narrated byfrontman, JohnnyStevens. The album centers around themes of self-loathing, body image issues, a sprinkle of anti-Trump, false social media worship, heartbreak, and hope.

Robert Vincent - In This Town You're Owned [LP] Robert Vincent - In This Town You're Owned [LP]
New Vinyl: $18.99

Produced by Ethan Johns (Paul McCartney, Michael Kiwanuka, Laura Marling, Ray LaMontagne, Kings of Leon, Counting Crows, etc.) 2018 Americana UK Album of the Year Winner 2016 Americana UK Bob Harris Emerging Talent of the Year Winner

Boris - Feedbacker Boris - Feedbacker
New CD: $18.98
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Movie Releases 02-18-20

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood [Movie] - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood [Movie] - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
New Blu-Ray: $34.99

Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about kindness, love and forgiveness from America’s most beloved neighbor.

Midway [Movie] - Midway Midway [Movie] - Midway
New Blu-Ray: $39.99

The story of the battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the soldiers who fought it.

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