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Justin Townes Earle Live At Easy Street - 5/23!

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!

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Win Telekinesis Tickets!

 

Seattle indie rocker Telekinesis (Michale Benjamin Lerner) recently released his fifth studio album Effluxion (Merge Records). Don't miss his show at Neumos, May 3rd. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “TELEKINESIS” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 5/1. Good luck! 

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Win Jenny Lewis Tickets & Prize Pack!

 

On The Line is the fourth studio album from singer/songwriter Jenny Lewis. Win a pair of tickets to her show at The Moore Theatre, May 21st, PLUS! This super cool prize pack (signed On The Line LP, t-shirt size medium, and a cute mint green telephone keychain)Tickets available here. 

Enter to win a pair of tickets & prize pack by e-mailing us with the subject line “JENNY LEWIS” please include first & last name. Winner must be able to pick up their prize at our store in West Seattle. We'll draw a winner on 4/29. Good luck! 

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Win Yann Tiersen Tickets & Signed Merch Pack!

 

Yann Tiersen solo in concert at The Moore Theatre, May 13th. We have a very special merch pack to giveaway.  Win a signed copy of his albums EUSA and ALL (CD) and a pair of tickets to the show  Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “YANN TIERSEN” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 4/26. Good luck! 

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Record Store Day 2019 Recap Video & Best Sellers List!

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out on Record Store Day! Check out the recap video to get a taste of the madness that went down. We'd like to thank our sponsors Corona, Live Nation, Li'l Woody's, Rudy's Barbershop, Caffe Vita and Sleight Of Hand Cellars, for hooking us up with goodies and giveaways.

A big THANK YOU to Hibou and New Indians for the live music performances!

Check out the list of our RSD Best Sellers. See you again next year!

Video brought to you by our pal Ryan Cory

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Music Releases 04-26-19

The Cranberries - In The End [LP] The Cranberries - In The End [LP]
New Vinyl: $18.98

“On Monday 15th January this year Dolores O’Riordan died in London. Two days later she was due to come into BMG and play us the song demos for a new Cranberries album. At this point none of us believed there would be another studio album from the band.

A couple of months later the remaining band members (Noel, Fergal & Mike) listened through to the vocals with producer Stephen Street and with the full support of Dolores’s family the decision was taken to take the vocal tracks and for the band to complete the recording of the album. This was a direct reaction to the strength of the material Dolores had left as her legacy.

The end result is a euphoric alternative rock album on a par with the band’s best work, and together with the striking album artwork (by original band photographer Andy Earl and original sleeve designer Cally Calloman), celebrates vitality and optimism albeit tinged with tremendous poignancy.”

—Alistair Norbury, BMG UK President

Catfish And The Bottlemen - The Balance [LP] Catfish And The Bottlemen - The Balance [LP]
New Vinyl: $24.98
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Audiences from Manchester to Melbourne, London to Los Angeles, Newcastle to New York, and everywhere in between have been engulfed by the swell of eager sentiment propelled from a vociferous fanbase. Catfish and the Bottlemen possess a magnetic and dynamic focal point in McCann, renowned for posing everyday, easilyidentifiable observations through his lyrics.

Local Natives - Violet Street [LP] Local Natives - Violet Street [LP]
New Vinyl: $22.98

If you distilled California into soundwaves and vibrations, it might resemble the sonic and spiritual interplay of the Los Angeles quintet Local Natives. VIOLET STREET revels in its stylistic eclecticism ranging from kinetic and propulsive pop (“When Am I Gonna Lose You”) to sun-drenched grooves (“Cafe Amarillo”) and stark emotive ballads (“Tap Dancer”). Produced by Shawn Everett (Kacey Musgraves, War On Drugs, Alabama Shakes), their 4th full length album proves to be their most diverse and mature set of tunes, from production through song writing.

Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Mettavolution [Galaxy Colored LP] Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Mettavolution [Galaxy Colored LP]
New Vinyl: $25.98

Rodrigo y Gabriela are ready to embark on the next chapter of their remarkable story, with the release of their first studio album in 5 years. The new album, Mettavolution, will be released April 26 via ATO Records. 

Three years in the making, Mettavolution brings together Rod and Gab's passionate interest in Buddhism, the history of human evolution and the liberation of the potential we have as a species; all expressed through the medium of two acoustic guitars. Conceived and composed in their studio in Ixtapa on the Mexican Pacific Coast, then road-tested in South America and the USA in 2017, a long list of new material has been distilled down to six new Rodrigo y Gabriela compositions and one audacious, jaw-dropping cover song. 

Recorded in Los Angeles, producer Dave Sardy, -- best-known for his work with Oasis, LCD Soundsystem, A Perfect Circle and Band of Horses -- has helped Rod and Gab to a new recording career pinnacle. 

Josh Ritter - Fever Breaks [LP] Josh Ritter - Fever Breaks [LP]
New Vinyl: $18.98

Josh Ritter is returning this year with a new full-length, his tenth studio LP and follow-up to 2017’s Gathering. The Americana songwriter’s latest album, Fever Breaks, spans 10 tracks recorded at Nashville’s RCA Studio A over the second half of the past year. Jason Isbell produced the effort, which features his band The 400 Unit playing backup. It’s an exciting confluence of talents, and the promised chemistry bears out on the album’s gritty lead single “Old Black Magic”.

ScHoolboy Q - CrasH Talk ScHoolboy Q - CrasH Talk
New CD: $13.99
ScHoolboy Q’s third official studio album CrasH Talk will be released on April 26, 2019 through Top Dawg Entertainment / Interscope Records. It is the follow up album to Q’s 2016 album Blank Face which peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 and Oxymoron (2014) which peaked at #1.
Slick Rick - The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick: 30th Anniversary [Limited Edition 2LP] Slick Rick - The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick: 30th Anniversary [Limited Edition 2LP]
New Vinyl: $24.98
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Remastered from the rare analog tape the special edition vinyl will be on 2LP for the first time. Limited double vinyl LP repressing of this 1988 debut album from the Rap kingpin. The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick topped Billboard's R&B/Hip Hop albums chart for five weeks and peaked at #31 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Rob Thomas - Chip Tooth Smile Rob Thomas - Chip Tooth Smile
New CD: $18.98

Rob Thomas is one of the most distinctive artists of this or any other era - a gifted vocalist, spellbinding performer, and accomplished songwriter known worldwide as lead singer and primary composer with Matchbox Twenty as well as for his multi-platinum certified solo work and chart-topping collaborations with other artists. Among his countless hits are solo classics like "Lonely No More," "This Is How A Heart Breaks," and "Streetcorner Symphony," Matchbox Twenty favorites including "Push," "3AM," "If You're Gone," and "Bent," and of course"Smooth," his 3x RIAA platinum certified worldwide hit collaboration with Santana. 

Thomas made his solo debut with 2005's platinum certified "...SOMETHING TO BE" and immediately made history as the first album by a male artist from a rock or pop group to ever debut at # 1 on the Billboard 200.

Hembree - House On Fire [LP] Hembree - House On Fire [LP]
New Vinyl: $17.98

Inspired by the boundary-pushing production, rhythm, and pastiche of hip-hop, classic beat-infused rock like Talking Heads, Blondie, and The Police, and danceable indie music like Gorillaz and St. Vincent, House on Fire is the debut album from Kansas City's Hembree. One of NPR's Spotlight Artists to Watch and Rolling Stone's 'Best Artists We Saw at SXSW.'

Marvin Gaye - You're The Man Marvin Gaye - You're The Man
New CD: $13.95

You're The Man is the first-ever planned 'lost' Tamla/Motown album from Marvin Gaye. Includes three tracks newly mixed by SaLaAM ReMi. The album also includes a rare long version of Marvin Gaye's cancelled Christmas single, as well as an unreleased vault mix of its instrumental B-side, and new essay by Marvin's biographer, David Ritz. You're The Man was the album originally proposed to follow-up the monumental What's Going On. The release coincides with the 60th anniversary of the Motown label and also Marvin Gaye's 80th Birthday (April 2).

The Damned Things - High Crimes [LP] The Damned Things - High Crimes [LP]
New Vinyl: $23.98
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“High Crimes” is the first album in 8 years from The Damned Things. Fronted by Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die) and backed up by the likes of Scott Ian on guitar (Anthrax), Joe Trohman also on guitar (Fall Out Boy), Andy Hurley on drums (Fall Out Boy) and Dan Andriano on bass (Alkaline Trio), The Damned Things sprung out of Ian and Trohman’s love of Thin Lizzy and catchy, dirty rock ‘n roll. The band’s Nuclear Blast debut was recorded by Jay Ruston (Fall Out Boy, Coheed and Cambria etc) and will be released April 26 2019.

The Mountain Goats - In League with Dragons [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peak Vinyl+7in] The Mountain Goats - In League with Dragons [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peak Vinyl+7in]
New Vinyl: $29.99

Double LP on green vinyl in same packaging as standard version & a bonus 7-inch with two non-album songs (on black vinyl). Includes coupon for full download. Indie Only. Limited Edition

The Mountain Goats are John Darnielle, Peter Hughes, Jon Wurster, and Matt Douglas. They have been making music together as a quartet for several years. Three of them live in North Carolina and one has moved back to Rochester. Their songs often seek out dark lairs within which terrible monsters dwell, but their mission is to retrieve the treasure from the dark lair & persuade the terrible monsters inside to seek out the path of redemption. As Axl Rose once memorably asked, in the song “Terrible Monster”: “what’s so terrible about monsters, anyway?” This is the question The Mountain Goats have been doggedly pursuing since 1991. They will never leave off this quest until every option has been exhausted. Thank you.

Marina - Love + Fear [LP] Marina - Love + Fear [LP]
New Vinyl: $29.99

LOVE+FEAR is an album set split into two eight-song collections and lands as MARINA'S fourth full-length record since she released her critically-acclaimed third album, FROOT, in 2015. LOVE+FEAR are both lush, vibrant and powerful representations of the two main emotional driving forces behind human responses. LOVE is filled with a longing to enjoy life and a desire to unite and empower, while FEAR sees MARINA delve into matters of purpose and insecurity, also touching on conversations surrounding gender inequality and more broadly, the abuse of power. LOVE+FEAR are declamations that showcase these polarising sides of human nature.

MARINA spent the last two years writing and recording the new record across London, Sweden and LA with esteemed names including Noonie Bao, Sam De Jong, Oscar Görres, Camille Purcell, Justin Parker and Joe Janiak. LOVE +FEAR will be released via Atlantic Records on April 26th.

J.J. Cale - Stay Around [2LP/CD] J.J. Cale - Stay Around [2LP/CD]
New Vinyl: $27.98
Sunn O))) - Life Metal Sunn O))) - Life Metal
New CD: $13.98

The brand new record from the heavy, experimental band SUNN O))), available on vinyl and CD first at record stores on Record Store Day.

Between Sleipnir's Breaths/Troubled Air/Aurora/Novæ

Prince - Ultimate Rave [2CD+DVD] Prince - Ultimate Rave [2CD+DVD]
New CD: $29.99

A 3-disc bundle of the artist's pivotal new millennium pop party dance music, Ultimate Rave brings together CDs of 1999s Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic and its 2001 remix Rave In2 the Joy Fantastic alongside a DVD containing the full-length performance version of Rave Un2 the Year 2000. Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic features a surprising amount of guest artists (Chuck D, Eve, Gwen Stefani, Sheryl Crow) and a clutch of radio-friendly tracks while Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic was one of the first full releases for Prince's innovative NPG Music Club members; highlights include a remix of Hot Wit U that incorporates elements of the Prince-penned Vanity 6 hit "Nasty Girl" and the previously unreleased "Beautiful Strange." The live DVD Rave Un2 the Year 2000, Prince's epic 1999 New Year's Eve party, originally lensed for on-demand pay-per-view airing during the dawning of Y2K features special guests like Maceo Parker, Larry Graham, George Clinton, The Time and Lenny Kravitz and includes hits from across Prince's career ("Let's Go Crazy," "Purple Rain," "1999," "Raspberry Beret," "Kiss") plus amazing covers, rarities and cuts from Rave Un2 like "Baby Knows" and "The Greatest Romance Ever Sold."

Prince - Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic [Limited Edition Purple 2LP] Prince - Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic [Limited Edition Purple 2LP]
New Vinyl: $32.99

Prince's Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic is available on limited edition purple vinyl for the first time. One of the first full releases for Prince's innovative online subscription service The NPG Music Club, was this remixed version of Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic; highlights include a remix of Hot Wit U that incorporates elements of the Prince-penned Vanity 6 hit Nasty Girl and the previously unreleased "Beautiful Strange."

Prince - Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic  [Limited Edition Purple 2LP] Prince - Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic [Limited Edition Purple 2LP]
New Vinyl: $32.99

Prince's Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic is available on limited edition purple vinyl. Prince had taken quite the ownership of the year 1999, so it was no surprise that the last year of the millennium was one of The Artist's biggest. The album was his only release for Arista Records and the last to be released under his unpronounceable symbol. It features a surprising amount of guest artists (Chuck D, Eve, Gwen Stefani, Shery Crow) and a clutch of radio-friendly tracks ("The Greatest Romance Ever Sold," "So Far," "So Pleased," "Hot Wit U," a cover of Crow's "Everyday Is a Winding Road").

Pink - Hurts 2b Human Pink - Hurts 2b Human
New CD: $11.96
Alan Parsons - The Secret [LP] Alan Parsons - The Secret [LP]
New Vinyl: $24.98

Eleven-time Grammy nominated legendary music icon and master of progressive rock, Alan Parsons will returns with a new album, The Secret . Alan s longtime hobby has been performing magic and this brand new album showcases his own passion for the craft, hence the title The Secret. The album will see a return to the pop rock sound with symphonic and progressive rock interludes which the Alan Parsons Project was known for. Features guest appearances by Jason Mraz, Lou Gramm (Foreigner), and more. Available in CD, CD + DVD Audio Deluxe Edition, LP, and Box Set formats. Box Set includes CD+DVD Deluxe Edition, 180g Gatefold Vinyl, "LiveSpan" 2CD set, Exclusive T-shirt, Poster, Numbered Lithograph (album cover).

Craig Finn - I Need A New War [LP] Craig Finn - I Need A New War [LP]
New Vinyl: $18.98
AJR - Neotheater [LP] AJR - Neotheater [LP]
New Vinyl: $18.98

AJR's highly anticipated follow up album to The Click.

Kiefer Sutherland - Reckless & Me [LP] Kiefer Sutherland - Reckless & Me [LP]
New Vinyl: $23.98

Kiefer Sutherland’s three-decade acting career has made him a familiar face around the globe but his other passion is music. Kiefer’s second album ‘Reckless & Me’ is to be released via BMG on April 26th as follow up of his critically acclaimed 2016’s debut ‘Down In A Hole’. Once again been produced by Jude Cole, with whom Kiefer co-owns the record label Ironworks, ‘Reckless & Me’’ is a 10-track stunning record, consisting of beautifully arranged ballads with Sutherland’s distinctive and unmistakable voice.

Seth Macfarlane - Once In A While Seth Macfarlane - Once In A While
New CD: $13.99
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Fishing For Fishies [Green LP] King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Fishing For Fishies [Green LP]
New Vinyl: $23.98

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard return with Fishing for Fishies, perhaps their most perfectly-realized album to date. FfF is a blues-infused blast of sonic boogie that struts & shimmies through several moods & terrains. King Gizz are no longer just a band, they’re a youth movement, a cult, an exploration, a double-drumming trip, a cottage vinyl industry.

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Movie Releases 04-30-19

Arctic [Movie] - Arctic Arctic [Movie] - Arctic
New Blu-Ray: $29.98

Mads Mikkelsen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Doctor Strange) delivers an engrossing tour de force performance as Overgård, a resourceful yet increasingly desperate man stranded in a remote, snow-covered wilderness. After a plane crash in an icy wasteland, Overgård must live by his wits as he waits for help to arrive. But when a long-awaited rescue effort fails, he faces a life-or-death decision: remain in the relative safety of his camp and hope to be found, or embark on an arduous trek that may be the only hope for both him and a critically injured stranger. Critics are calling this captivating, white knuckle film "chilling and thrilling, heart-wrenching and heart-lifting" (Los Angeles Times).

Serenity [Movie] - Serenity Serenity [Movie] - Serenity
New Blu-Ray: $34.98

From the creative mind of Oscar nominee Steven Knight comes a daringly original, sexy, stylized thriller. Baker Dill (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey) is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen (Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway) tracks him down with a desperate plea for help. She begs Dill to save her – and their young son – from her new, violent husband (Jason Clarke) by taking him out to sea on a fishing excursion, only to throw him to the sharks and leave him for dead. Karen's appearance thrusts Dill back into a life he'd tried to forget, and as he struggles between right and wrong, his world is plunged into a new reality that may not be all that it seems.

Dragged Across Concrete [Movie] - Dragged Across Concrete Dragged Across Concrete [Movie] - Dragged Across Concrete
New Blu-Ray: $22.99
Charley Pride - American Masters: Charley Pride - I'm Just Me Charley Pride - American Masters: Charley Pride - I'm Just Me
New DVD: $24.99

Explore the history of the American South and its music through the life of country star Charley Pride. Raised in the brutally segregated Mississippi Delta, Pride's buttery voice, talent, and steely resolve led him to the Country Music Hall of Fame. A GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award® winner, his journey shows the ways that artistic expression can triumph over prejudice and injustice.

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