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Orville Peck In-Store Recap Video!

 

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. 

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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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Silversun Pickups Acoustic In-Store Performance - May 31st!

 

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!

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The Derelicts Record Release In-Store June 7th!

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!

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Win IDLES Tickets!

 

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! 

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Win The True Loves Tickets!

 

Congrats to Seattle soul favorites The True Loves for signing with Colemine Records! Celebrate with them with a show at The Neptune, May 24th, with Prom Queen and Sun Breaks. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “THE TRUE LOVES” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 5/22. Good luck! 

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Orville Peck Live At Easy Street - May 20th 7 pm!

 

Orville Peck In-Store Performance!

Monday 5/20 - 7 PM - Free & All-Ages!

We've been playing Orville Peck's debut album Pony (Sub Pop) nonstop since release! His show at Barboza on 5/ 18 is sold out, here's your chance to see him perform live at Easy Street!

RSVP on Facebook!

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Win The Specials Tickets!

 

The Specials are back with their eighth studio album Encore that was released earlier this year. Encore is their first studio album of original songs since 1998's Guilty 'til Proved Innocent!, and their first new material with vocalist Terry Hall since 1981's "Ghost Town" single. Catch them at The Showbox, May 23rd. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “THE SPECIALS” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 5/21. Good luck! 

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Win Kirin J Callinan Tickets!

 

If you missed the chance to experience Kirin J Callinan while he was in tour with The Growlers last year, you are in luck! He's back with a performance at Barboza, May 24th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “KJC” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 5/22. Good luck! 

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Win A Mac DeMarco - Here Comes The Cowboy Test Pressing!

We have another great test pressing giveaway! Mac DeMarco is back with a new album Here Comes The Cowboy out tomorrow 5/10 on LP and CD

Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line “COWBOY” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 5/16. Good luck! Winner must be able to pick up their prize at our store in West Seattle. 

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Win Tickets To See The Lemonheads at The Tractor Tavern!

 

The Lemonheads at The Tractor Taven, May 17th. What more can we say?! Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “THE LEMONHEADS” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 5/15. Good luck! 

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Win Moaning w/ Red Ribbon Tickets!

 

L.A. based post-punk trio Moaning are pairing up with local favorites and Easy Street in-store alumni Red Ribbon for one great night at Barboza, May 16th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “MOANING” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 5/14. Good luck! 

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Win Kevin Morby Tickets!

 

OMG! Kevin Morby is back with a new album Oh My God and a show at The Showbox, May 14th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “KEVIN MORBY” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 5/10. Good luck! 

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Win A Vampire Weekend Father of the Bride Test Pressing!

Vampire Weekend's new album Father of the Bride is out today! To celebrate we have a one-of-a-kind, hand-stamped Father of the Bride test pressing, each one marked with a completely unique Vampire Weekend glyph icon to giveaway!

Father of the Bride is available in LP, CD, and Cassette! Free button pack while supplies last for in-store purchases.

Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line “VAMPIRE WEEKEND” please include first & last name AND tell us what your favorite things to do on the weekend. We will pick the best answer on 5/10. Good luck! Winner must be able to pick up their prize at our store in West Seattle.

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Win Mac DeMarco Tickets!

 

Mac DeMarco is back with a new album Here Comes The Cowboy (out 5/10). Mac will be in town playing 3 shows at Showbox SoDo, May 11th, 12th & 13th. Tickets available here. Win a pair of tickets to the May 13th show from us!

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “MAC DEMARCO” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 5/9. Good luck! 

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Win Beach House Tickets!

 

We have some big fans of Beach House here, their last album 7 made it onto many staff Top Ten of 2018 lists. Last summer they serenaded thousands on Alki beach at sunset during Sub Pop's big birthday celebration SPF 30. For a more intimate setting Beach House is playing two shows at The Moore Theatre, May 8th & 9th. We are lucky enough to have a pair of tickets to give away for both shows!

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “BEACH HOUSE” please include first & last name and your preferred day or both if that works for you! We'll draw a winner on 5/6. Good luck! 

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Win Passion Pit Tickets!

 

Passion Pit is back on the road to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album Manners. Join the festivities at the Showbox SoDo, May 7th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “PASSION PIT” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 5/3. Good luck! 

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Win Filthy Friends Tickets & Signed LP!

 

Filthy Friends a Pacific Northwest "supergroup" of Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney), Peter Buck (REM), Kurt Bloch (Fastbacks, Young Fresh Fellows), Scott McCaughey (Minus 5, Young Fresh Fellows), Linda Pitmon (Steve Wynn, Baseball Project) have a new album Emerald Valley out 5/3. Win a signed copy of the limited green vinyl and a pair of tickets to their show at Neumos, May 9th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “FILTHY FRIENDS” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 5/2. Good luck! 

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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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Win The Cactus Blossoms Tickets!

 

The Cactus Blossoms have that smooth haunting harmonious sound you might recognize from their performance on newest Twin Peaks television series, singing Missippi from their first album You're Dreaming. They are finally back with a new album Easy Way and back in Seattle for one night at  The Tractor Tavern, April 30th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 4/25. Good luck! 

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Win Caspar Babypants Tickets!

 

Our friend Caspar Babypants has a new LP out called Best Beatles! Catch him at The Neptune, April 27th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “CASPAR BABYPANTS” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 4/24. Good luck! 

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Win Kero Kero Bonito Tickets!

 

British indie pop trio Kero Kero Bonito at Neumos, April 25th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “KERO KERO BONITO” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 4/23. Good luck! 

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SYML Solo Acoustic In-Store & Listening Party 4/16!

 

SYML Solo Acoustic In-Store Performance & Listening Party!

Tuesday 4/16!

6 PM - Free & All-Ages!

Join us for a very special solo acoustic performance from SYML, hours before his SOLD OUT show at Columbia City Theater, Tuesday, April 16th - 6 pm. There will be a signing and advanced album playback to follow. Hear the new album two weeks early! Everyone is welcome to attend the show on a first come, first serve basis. 
Purchase any SYML music or pre-order the new album in-store at Easy Street to attend the signing on 4/16. IN-STORE PURCHASES ONLY. The self-titled debut album from SYML is out on 5/3.

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RECORD STORE DAY 2019 4/13 @ Easy Street Records!

 

Record Store Day 2019 is almost here! Have you made your top picks list for RSD 2019? Watch above as Atticus teases the WORLD with new titles from this year's Record Store Day! Enjoy! Videos brought to you by our pal Ryan Cory

Saturday, April 13th, we OPEN at 7 am! Free Bacon & Coffee (courtesy of Caffe Vita)!

Handy tips to ensure a FUN RSD:

- NO HOLDS - NO DOUBLES - 

Keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook event page for announcements and giveaways!

Just Announced! Live performance from Hibou at 4pm - FREE & All-Ages! 

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Nirvana Live At The Paramount Vinyl Release Event w/ Karen Mason Blair - Friday 4/12!

Join us Friday, April 12th for a pre RSD event with Karen Mason Blair! Stop by and pick up a copy of Nirvana Live At The Paramount available for the first time on vinyl!

To celebrate the vinyl release, Karen, the photographer who captured many of the recognizable iconic 90s Seattle music scene images, including the cover of the album, will be with us at Easy Street from 6-8pm signing copies. Prints from the famed show will also be available for purchase. 

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Win The 1975 Tickets & Signed LP!

Record Store Day comes with bounties of giveaways!  Catch The 1975 at WaMu Theater on April 25th. Tickets available here. We have a pair of tickets to the show plus a signed copy (LP) of their newest album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships to giveaway!

Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line “THE 1975” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 4/19. Good luck! 

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Win Feels w/ Ex Hex Tickets!

 

You don't want to miss this show! Feels w/ Ex Hex at The Crocodile, April 20th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “FEELS x EX HEX” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 4/15. Good luck! 

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RIP Shawn Smith 4/5/2019

We are saddened to hear the news over the weekend of the passing of Shawn Smith, a local Seattle music legend. Shawn Smith, the incredible soulful singer-songwriter best known for bands such as Brad and Satchel was always kind to Easy Street, we even had the honor of hosting his bands for a couple of in-stores at the Queen Ann location. Smith passed in his home in Seattle on April 5th. 

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Win Alice Merton Tickets!

 

Catch Singer-songwriter Alice Merton at The Crocodile, April 17th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “ALICE MERTON” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 4/15. Good luck! 

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Win Kansas Tickets!

 

Kansas performing Point Of No Return in its entirety April 13th, at The Paramount Theatre. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “KANSAS” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 4/11. Good luck! 

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Win Girlpool Tickets!

 

Los Angeles based indie rock duo Girlpool's newest album What Chaos Is Imaginary was released in February of this year. Catch them at Neumos, Friday, April 15th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “GIRLPOOL” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 4/10. Good luck! 

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Lostboycrow In-Store Performance 4/9!

 

Lostboycrow In-Store!

Tuesday 4/9!

7 PM - Free & All-Ages!

Lostboycrow is an alternative-pop artist with a soulful voice based in Los Angeles. He's been selling out shows all along the west coast and we are excited to have him live on the Easy Street stage.
Lostboycrow’s new album “Santa Fe” will be available on vinyl to order at the event. Santa Fe is out 4/19!

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Enter To Win - RSD 2019 Test Pressing Giveaway!

Win some super limited and rare vinyl test pressings of some of this year's Record Store Day titles, courtesy of the folks at WBR! This is a great giveaway for all of you movie soundtrack collectors. You could win a vinyl test press of the following: House Of Wax OST, Malcolm X OST, Coneheads OST, New Jack City OST, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon OST, Transformers: The Album, and Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen OST! Warner Bros. Records and affiliated labels will have exclusive vinyl packages available on April 13th from Green Day, Gorillaz, The Flaming Lips, Mastodon, Eric Clapton, Goo Goo Dolls, My Chemical Romance, Emmylou Harris, and more!

We will pick winners in order, and you will get to choose which test press you'd like. Record MUST be picked up in-store on record store day, April 13th, 2019. (no shipping)

Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line “RSD TEST PRESS” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winners on 4/10. Good luck! 

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Sun Breaks In-Store 4/6 - 7PM - Free Beer!

 

Sun Breaks In-Store! Saturday 4/6!

7 PM - Free & All-Ages!

Free Rainier Beer (while supplies last) courtesy of the fine folks at Suicide Squeeze!

The Sun Breaks will be performing songs from their new album All On Camera, we'll have copies of their album available for purchase. RSVP on Facebook!

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Win FKJ Tickets!

 

An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, singer, musician and rising star of the Parisian electronic scene, FKJ, also known as French Kiwi Juice, a pioneer of the New French House musical genre will be laying down some solid grooves at The Showbox April 6th & 7thTickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets to the 4/7 show by e-mailing us with the subject line “FRENCH KIWI JUICE” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 4/4. Good luck! 

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Win Spiritualized Tickets!

 

Enjoy an Evening with Spiritualized at The Moore Theatre on Wednesday, April 3Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “SPIRITUALIZED” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 4/1. Good luck! 

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Steve Earle (Solo) In-Store Performance - April 1st 7pm!

Steve Earle (Solo) In-Store! 

Steve Earle is coming to Easy Street Thursday, April 1st, for a special solo in-store performance & signing at 7pm! It’s all to celebrate the new album, "GUY" out 3/29 on New West Records! 

Pre-Order the album at our store in West Seattle, and we’ll give you a wristband that will get you into the in-store & signing. Wristbands will ONLY be given out to in-store purchases only, does not apply to online orders. Limited supply, first come, first served.

BUYING 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.

RSVP on Facebook!

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Danny Newcomb & The Sugarmakers In-Store - March 29th!

 

Danny Newcomb & The Sugarmakers In-Store!

Friday, March, 29th - 7pm! Free & All-ages!

Come hang out and hear local favorites Danny Newcomb & The Sugarmakers play songs from their newest album Steal The World.  

RSVP on Facebook!

 

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Win Jose Gonzalez + The String Theory Tickets!

 

If you missed out on our Valentine's Day giveaway to see Jose Gonzalez + The String Theory show at the Paramount Theater, April 2ndTickets available here.  Now is another chance to win a pair of tickets! 

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “JG & STRING” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 4/1. Good luck! 

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The Black Keys 'Let's Rock' Tour - 11/23 Tacoma Dome Ticket Giveaway!

 

Just Announced! The Black Keys w/ special guests: Modest Mouse and Shannon & The Clams

Tacoma Dome 11/23 - Tickets on sale - Friday March 22nd 10am

Enter to win a pair of tickets with three chances or more to get your name in the hat! Continue reading below for more info. 

Winners of this giveaway must be able to pick up the tickets at our store in West Seattle. Winners have one month to pick up their prize before another winner is chosen. We will draw winners at 5 PM (PST) 3/22. Good Luck!

1st: Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "THE BLACK KEYS" and please include: first and last name and phone number. 1 entry per email address, duplicates will be disqualified

2nd: The 2nd entry email password will be announced in our weekly Friday newsletter on 3/28. Newsletter? Our weekly newsletter is full of New Releases, Events, Reviews and Giveaways. Get on the list! 

3rd: The 3rd entry will be announced at random on our Instagram feed, give us a follow and don't miss out! 

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Win Com Truise Tickets!

 

Syth obsessed Com Truise (Seth Haley) is the maker of an experimental and bottom heavy electronic music style he calls “mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk”. His newest album Persuasion System is out 5/17 on Ghostly International. Catch Com Truise at Neumos, March 29th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “COM TRUISE” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 3/27. Good luck! 

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Win Vince Staples Tickets!

  

Vince Staples: Smile, You're On Camera Tour with JPEGMAFIA and Channel Tres at the Showbox SoDo, March 25th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “VINCE STAPLES” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 3/21. Good luck! 

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Mumford & Sons Delta Tour 2019 w/ Portugal The Man At The Gorge 8/9 Ticket Giveaway!

Just Announced! Mumford & Sons Delta Tour 2019 with Portugal The Man

The Gorge, Friday, August 9th - Tickets on sale - Friday March 15th 10am

Enter to win a pair of tickets with three chances (or more) to get your name in the hat! Continue reading below for more info. 

Winners of this giveaway must be able to pick up the tickets at our store in West Seattle. Winners have one month to pick up their prize before another winner is chosen. We will draw winners at 5 PM (PST) 3/22. Good Luck!

1st: Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "MUMFORD & SONS" and please include: first and last name and phone number. 1 entry per email address, duplicates will be disqualified

2nd: The 2nd entry email password will be announced in our weekly Friday newsletter on 3/15. Newsletter? Our weekly newsletter is full of New Releases, Events, Reviews and Giveaways. Get on the list! 

3rd: The 3rd entry will be announced at random on our Instagram feed, give us a follow and don't miss out! 

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Citizen Cope Solo Acoustic In-Store - 3/23 - 5pm!

Citizen Cope Solo Acoustic In-Store! Saturday 3/23 at 5 PM!

Heroin And Helicopters is out now! 

Citizen Cope is coming to Easy Street, Saturday, March 23rd, for a special solo acoustic in-store performance & signing at 5pm! RSVP on Facebook!

Purchase the new album "Heroin And Helicopters" (CD or LP) and get a wristband that gets you into the in-store & signing. Vinyl will be available 3/6-3/7. 

Online Orders - let us know in the order comments that your order is for the in-store event to secure a wristband.

BUYING 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.

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Win Naked Giants Tickets!

 

Naked Giants are no strangers to Easy Street Records. We had the honor of celebrating the release of their debut album Sluff around this time last year. Catch them at Neumos, March 22nd. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “NAKED GIANTS” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 3/20. Good luck! 

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Win HÆLOS Tickets!

 

The British electronic quartet HÆLOS are gearing up to release a new album called Any Random Kindness out 5/17. Catch HÆLOS one night only at The Crocodile, March 23rd!  Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “HÆLOS” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 3/20. Good luck! 

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Luck o' the Irish Sale - March 15th-17th!

20% off STORE WIDE SALE! March 15 - 17th!

Save some green this weekend on VINYL, CDs, DVDs, HOODIES, TEES, BEANIES, BOOKS, MERCH & MORE! *Restrictions may apply - cafe not included

We'll be spinning a festive playlist all weekend! All $2.50 CDs & DVDs 1 Buck!

Have your photo taken with Lephrachronic aka the Shamrocker - Sunday 3/17 from 4-7pm 

$10 CASH only, with a portion of proceeds to benefit the West Seattle Food Bank.

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Win Foals Tickets!

 

Foals celebrated the release of their fith studio album Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Part 1) on 3/1. Catch them at The Paramount Theatre, March 20th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “FOALS” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 3/18. Good luck! 

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Wallows/Nothing Happens - Advanced Album Playback Event 3/15 - 6pm!

Wallows/Nothing Happens - Advanced Album Playback Event! 

Friday 3/15 - 6 PM - All-ages!

The Wallows are coming to Easy Street Friday, March 15th at 6pm for a special advanced album playback event! It’s all to celebrate the release of their debut album, Nothing Happens out 3/22 on Atlantic Records. There will be a Q+A and signing to follow.

Pre-Order 'Nothing Happens' in-store or online to receive a wristband for entry on 3/15. Each attendee will also receive a poster at the event. ONLINE PREORDER CUT OFF is Thursday 3/14 at NOON PST. You can still secure yourself a wristband by coming into the store and pre-ordering there.

Online Orders - Be sure to mark in the comments that your order is for the WALLOWS event to secure yourself a wristband and choose shipping method of your choice. Wristbands will not be shipped they can be picked up at the store anytime before the event. Your orders will be shipping out for street date of 3/22.

BUYING 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. Space is limited, first come, first served.

**All phones and recording devices must be turned off during the album playback. No photographs or recording during the album playback.

RSVP on Facebook!

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Reignwolf - Hear Me Out In-Store Coverage!

 

Hear Me Out the debut album from Reignwolf  takes the #1 spot on our Best Sellers list this week. We had the honor of hosting Reignwolf for the an album release in-store performance on Thursday, February 28th.

In case you missed it, Jason Grotelueschen covered the event for West Seattle Blog with photos and three great videos from the event last Thursday night. Read the full article here.

Here are some great snaps capture by Karen Mason Blair. Come by March 14th for Art Walk as she will be unveiling a new never before seen photo!

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Win Twiddle Tickets!

 

American jam band Twiddle incorporates influences from a wide variety of music genres, including rock, jazz, bluegrass, reggae, and funk to their sound and live performances. Catch them Neumos, March 16th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “TWIDDLE” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 3/13. Good luck! 

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Win Nils Frahm Tickets!

 

German composer and producer Nils Frahm is best known for his unconventional approach to the piano. Frahm mixes a grand piano, upright piano, Roland Juno-60, Rhodes piano, drum machines, and Moog Taurus, combining classical music and electronic into completely new landscapes of sound. His newest album Encores 2 is out now. 

Don't miss this intimate performance from Nils Frahm at The Moore Theatre, March 12th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “NILS FRAHM” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 3/7. Good luck! 

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Win Jungle Tickets!

 

London based modern soul collective, Jungle is bringing the party to Seattle at The Showbox, March 8th. Tickets available here. Check out the hypnotizing dance routine in the video from their latest album For Ever

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “JUNGLE” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 3/6. Good luck! 

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Reignwolf Album Release In-Store - February 28th - 9pm!

Reignwolf In-Store Thursday 2/28 - 9 PM All-ages!

Come celebrate the release of Reignwolf’s debut album, HEAR ME OUT out on 3/1! Reignwolf is coming to Easy Street Thursday, February 28th, for a special in-store performance & signing at 9pm!

Pre-Order the album at our store in West Seattle, and we’ll give you a wristband that will get you into the in-store & signing. Wristbands will ONLY be given out to in-store purchases only, does not apply to online orders. Limited supply, first come, first served.

BUYING ONE CD (LP not available yet) WILL GET YOU ONE WRISTBAND, GOOD FOR ONE ENTRY. Wanna get your friends or family members in? You’ll need to buy additional CDs.

RSVP on Facebook!

Win a pair of tickets to the SOLD OUT show at The Sunset Tavern on March 1st!

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “REIGNWOLF" please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 2/27. Good luck! 

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Win Luttrell Tickets!

 

San Francisco based mustachoed melodic techno DJ and producer Luttrell's newest album Into Clouds is out on vinyl 3/1 on Anjunabeats Records, CD is available now. Catch him for one very special night at Q Nightclub, February 28th

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “LUTTRELL" please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 2/25. Good luck! 

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Win Cochemea Tickets!

 

The debut album All My Relations from Daptone artist Cochemea hit the shelves Friday, February 22nd.  Cochemea is joining Antibalas on their "20 Year Anniversary Tour" with two shows at Nectar Lounge, February 28th & March 1st. We have a pair of tickets to giveaway for the March 1st show. 

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “COCHEMEA" please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 2/27. Good luck! 

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Win The Coathangers Tickets!

 

The Coathangers, the punk/garage rock outfit out of Atlanta, GA. Their new album The Devil You Know is out March 8th! Seattle is getting an early dose of The Coathangers with a show at Neumos, February 28th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “THE COATHANGERS" please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 2/26. Good luck! 

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Win Beirut Tickets!

Beirut is on tour in support of their newest album Gallipoli, don't miss this special night at The Paramount, February 27th. Tickets are available here.

Beirut has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket will go to support Buffalo String Works, a community-based nonprofit organization that fosters hope and compassion through high-quality music instruction for refugee children arriving from nations including Syria, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Thailand, Sudan, and Somalia.

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “BEIRUT" please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 2/25. Good luck! 

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Cold Soda In-Store Saturday - February 23rd!

Cold Soda In-Store! Saturday 2/23 - 7 PM!

Free & All-Ages!

 Seattle music veterans and members of The Cave Singers have a new band, Cold Soda! They will be performing songs from their self-titled debut album, we'll have copies of their album (CD and LP) available for purchase. RSVP on Facebook!

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Win Waxahatchee Tickets!

  

Saint Mark's Cathedral is a stunning setting for more intimate performances and the Waxahatchee performance on February 23rd will not disappoint. Tickets are available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “WAXAHATCHEE" please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 2/21. Good luck! 

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Win Maribou State Tickets!

Intrigued by the dynamics of electronic music for the dancefloor as much as with the richness and human quality of live instrumentation and song-craft. Chris Davids and Liam Ivory make up the Hertfordshire electronic duo Maribou State. Check them out on their US tour at Neumos on February 22nd. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “MARIBOU STATE" please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 2/20. Good luck! 

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Win LCD Soundsystem Electric Lady Sessions Prize Pack!

 

We've been eagerly awaiting the new LCD Soundsystem Electric Lady Sessions that came out on Friday. To celebrate the gift of new LCD Soundsystem goodness for our ear holes we have a signed LP and Electric Lady NYC t-shirt prize pack to giveaway to that ultimate LCD Soundsystem fan!

Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line “LCD ELECTRIC LADY" - include first & last name *extra bonus points to those who send along a video of you dancing to your favorite LCD Soundsystem tune (don't worry we won't share it with anyone, dance yourself clean!). Winner must be able to pick up the prize at our store in West Seattle. We'll draw a winner on 2/19. Good luck! 

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Easy Street Looking For PT Sales Clerk!

We're looking for a friendly, outgoing and motivated customer service star to join our team at Easy Street Records! Merchandising and music knowledge a plus! This open position is 20-25 hours to start with the potential of full-time in the future. Must have a flexible schedule and availability. Please drop off or send résumés to Dillon at dillon@easystreetonline.com

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Guster To Perform Live at Easy Street on Saturday, 2/16 - 6PM!

It's been snowing like crazy, get out of the house and join us for some free live music!

Guster performing live at Easy Street on Saturday, Feb 16 at 6pm! There will also be a "Look Alive" signing following the show. Anyone is welcome to attend the show on a first come, first serve basis. Free show & all-ages!

Purchase the new album "Look Alive" on CD or vinyl in-store only at Easy Street to meet the band & attend the signing after the show. In-store purchase only. 

RSVP ON FACEBOOK!

"Look Alive" is Guster's first new music since 2015’s critically beloved LP "Evermotion." Produced by English musician, composer and producer Leo Abrahams (Regina Spektor, Brian Eno/David Byrne, Belle and Sebastian, Chromatics), “Don’t Go” and “Hard Times” maintain the band’s unique charm while charting new sonic and lyric pathways.

Sonically, the new music showcases what Guster does best –giant choruses with interesting and catchy instrumental hooks. Yet, with this album, the band uses their signature wit and dynamic style to comment on the current social climate and one’s existential insecurities as society charters into new territory.

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Return To Mount Kennedy Screening + Giveaway!

If you missed the chance to catch the screening of Return To Mount Kennedy at the Cinerama you'll have another chance to see it again! February 19th at The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center at 7PM. Tickets available here

In 1965 Jim Whittaker led Senator Robert Kennedy to the first ascent of a remote mountain in the Yukon named after the late president, JFK. Fifty years later, the sons of the original climbing team - a raucous band manager, a candidate for governor, and a young mountaineer - embark on an expedition to the mountain to celebrate the special bond that connects them all. Featuring unreleased instrumentals by Eddie Vedder and never before seen footage and photos of Robert Kennedy, the feature-length documentary sits at the intersection of politics, human rights, environmentalism, and adventure.

Following the show, Bruce Pavitt, the co-founder of the Sub Pop record label who appears in this film, will be taking the stage with film subjects Bobby Whittaker and Leif Whittaker for a Q&A. Bruce has worked with Nirvana, Mudhoney, Soundgarden and more, and is recognized as a cultural visionary and local business icon. Don’t miss this incredible event!

We have a pair of tickets and matching t-shirts to giveaway! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line “RETURN TO MOUNT KENNEDY" please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 2/14. Good luck! 

  

Return to Mount Kennedy - Trailer from eric becker on Vimeo.

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Win Guster Tickets!

Guster is on tour in support of their latest album Look Alive. Check them out at The Showbox on February 16th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “GUSTER" please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 2/13. Good luck! 

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Win The Motet Tickets!

 

Fusing fiery funk, simmering soul, and improvisational inventiveness, the Denver, CO seven-piece, The Motet are bringing their powerful stage performance to The Showbox on February 15th! Tickets available here. Selling out venues like the legendary Red Rocks (CO), The Fillmore (SF), Brooklyn Bowl (NYC) you don't want to miss this one!

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “THE MOTET" please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 2/13. Good luck! 

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Foy Vance Notes From The USA - Seattle Episode!

Check out the most recent episode of EuroNews show Notes From The USA. We had the privilege to host Foy Vance and his crew for a tour and intimate show at Easy Street Records. It was a truly memorable experience. 

"Easy Street Records is Foy Vance's top spot in Seattle. "It's the coolest record store in the world," he says..." Thank you for the visit and kind words. Hope to see you soon!

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Win AURORA Tickets!

Norwegian born singer-songwriter and producer AURORA is bringing her dreamy, ethereal, sophisticated pop sound to The Showbox on February 14th. Tickets available here. A perfect Valentine's or Galentine's Day treat!

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “AURORA" please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 2/12. Good luck! 

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Reignwolf Announce Debut Album 'Hear Me Out' + Tour Dates!

Reignwolf Announce Debut Album

Hear Me Out

Out On March 1st!

Hear Me Out, the long awaited, highly anticipated debut album from Reignwolf, will be unleashed to the world Friday, March 1st. Listen to the swaggering first single, “Black and Red”  HERE. “Black and Red” was written by Jordan Cook with Matt Hales (Aqualung). Mixing by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Depeche Mode, Phoenix) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Jeff Buckley, The White Stripes, Cage The Elephant).

Beginning March 1st Reignwolf will hit the road with a seven-city trek starting in Seattle and ending in Austin at SXSW where they will be performing at many of the venues where it all began! Hear Me Out was recorded in Saskatoon, SK, Los Angeles, CA and Seattle, WA.

FRIDAY, MARCH 1ST - SEATTLE, WA @ THE SUNSET

MONDAY, MARCH 4TH - LOS ANGELES @ MOROCCAN LOUNGE

THURSDAY, MARCH 7TH - CHICAGO, IL @ COBRA LOUNGE

SATURDAY, MARCH 9TH - NEW YORK, NY @ MERCURY LOUNGE

SUNDAY, MARCH 10TH - BROOKLYN, NY @ BABY’S ALL RIGHT

TUESDAY, MARCH 12TH - TORONTO, ON @ DRAKE UNDERGROUND

THURSDAY, MARCH 14TH - SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH - AUSTIN, TX - SXSW

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A Special Valentine's Ticket Giveaway - Jose Gonzalez + The String Theory!

"You've got a heart on fire
Bursting with desire
You've got a heart filled with passion
Will you let it burn for hate or compassion"

Enjoy a romantic night with José González & The String Theory at The Paramount Theatre on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Tickets available here.

Performances by Jose Gonzalez of his two decade long repertoire with an orchestra. The String Theory is a Berlin and Gothenburg-based artist collective, think tank, and experimental chamber orchestra that explores the outskirts of contemporary classical music, electro, noise, Neue Musikm and pop by means of workshops, studio recordings, and live performances.

Share the gift of music with someone you love. We have two pairs of tickets to giveaway! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "JOSE GONZALEZ", please include first & last name, and share with us your favorite Jose Gonzalez lyrics about love (or heartbreak).

We'll draw a winner on 2/13 (so you can surprise that special someone). Good luck! 

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Win Rhino Start You Ear Off Right Prize Pack!

The fine folks at Rhino want to rock your ears off with choice cuts from their Start You Ear Off Right series of releases. Each release in this series comes in exclusive colored vinyl from artists: Aretha Franklin, Lupe Fiasco, Gram Parsons, Joni Mitchell, Television, Grateful Dead, Jimmy Rogers, The Monkees, Ramones, Buffalo Springfield, Alice Cooper, Warren Zevon, Little Village, and ZZ Top.

To make your year even better they have teamed with Audio Technica to provide this awesome prize pack for one lucky Easy Streeter! 

Here's the prize!

- 1 pair of Audio-Technica Wireless Over-Hear Headphones (ATH-SR30BTGY)

- 3 Rhino SYEOR 2019 LPs

Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line “RHINO SYEOR" please include first & last name, and tell us "How you plan to kick butt in 2019". Winner must be able to pick up the prize at our store in West Seattle. We'll draw a winner on 2/8. Good luck! 

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Win King Tuff Tickets!

Get your lo-fi / garage rock kick, Sub Pop artist and Easy Street favorite King Tuff holds court with Tropa Magica, on February 8th at Neumos! Tickets are available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “KING TUFFY" please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 2/6. Good luck! 

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Win Hippo Campus Tickets (Both Nights)!

The newest album Bambi by indie rock outfit Hippo Campus leaps forward evolving their sound adding more synths and drum machines. They are on a massive tour in support of the new album hitting up the festival circuit this year, making appearances at The Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, and Firefly.

Catch them two nights in Seattle at The Neptune on February 6th and 7th. Tickets available here! We are giving a pair of tickets away for each night!

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “HIPPO CAMPUS" please include first & last name, and your preferred date Feb. 6th or Feb. 7th. We'll draw a winner on 2/4. Good luck! 

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Phil Tavel For City Council District 1 - Campaign Launch At Easy Street 1/31!

Join us this Thursday, January 31st for Phil Tavel for City Council District 1 Campaign Launch!

Doors at 6 pm, the program begins at 6:30 pm with Speakers: Lora Radford - 2018 Grand Marshal: West Seattle Grand Parade, Joe Jeannot - West Seattle Beer & Music Festival and, Jack Miller - Husky Deli

This is a great opportunity to meet Phil, hear more about his vision for District 1 and enjoy the hospitality of Easy Street Records & Cafe in the heart of the Junction in West Seattle. 

Refreshments provided - RSVP Here

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Win Tickets To The Avett Brothers At The Gorge August 10th, 2019!

2019 is looking to be a great year for music. Here is another great summer concert at The Gorge!

The Avett Brothers w/ Lake Street Dive & Trampled By Turtles

The Gorge - Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Tickets on sale NOW

That's not all the good news! We have three pairs of tickets to giveaway with three ways to enter to maximize your chances to win! Continue reading below for more info.

Winners of this giveaway must be able to pick up the tickets at our store in West Seattle with photo ID. Winners have one month to pick up their prize before another winner is chosen. We will draw winners at random on 2/1. Good Luck!

Entry #1: Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "AVETT BROTHERS" and please include: first and last name and phone number = 1 entry per email only, duplicates will be disqualified

Entry #2: The 2nd entry will be announced in our weekly Friday newsletter on 1/25. Newsletter? Our weekly newsletter is full of New Releases, Events, Reviews and Giveaways. Get on the LIST!

Entry #3: The 3rd entry will be announced at random on our Instagram feed, give us a follow and don't miss out! 

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Win LP: Heart To Mouth Tour 2019 Tickets!

Laura Pergolizzi, better recognized by her stage name LP has written for heavy hitters like Cher and Rhianna to name a few. LP's newest album Heart To Mouth hit the shelves in December and has made it to our best sellers list. Catch her at The Showbox Sodo on February 1st for her Heart To Mouth 2019 tour with Lauren Ruth Ward and Slug. Tickets available here!

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "LP" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 1/30. Good luck! 

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Win SunSquabi Tickets!

There’s a place, where jam bands and electronic dance music intersect with rhythm-driven funk. You’ll feel like you’re floating but not lost completely to the atmospheric elements. Instead, you’re tethered to an avant-garde spaceship with Colorado-based SunSquabi on the frequency. SunSquabi has been catching the eyes and ears of music fans around the world with their ever-evolving sound in the studio and on the live stage. Check them out on January 31st at Neumos. Tickets are available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "SUNSQUABI" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 1/29. Good luck! 

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Win Neil Young - Songs For Judy SIGNED LP!

Songs For Judy captures Neil Young at his peak, writing songs faster than he can release. This album is a collection of almost two dozen songs from his 1976 solo sets. We have a very special signed copy of Songs For Judy to giveaway!

Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "NEIL YOUNG" and please include first & last name. Winner must be able to pick up their prize at our store in West Seattle, with photo ID. We'll draw a winner on 1/30. Good luck! 

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An Interview With Matt Vaughan for MentiSommerse.it Ciao!

High Fidelity - The Cradle Of Grunge is what the Italian reads in the photo above. Two phrases that encapsulate the topics touched on in this recent interview with Matt Vaughan by Corrado Parlati for MentiSommerse.it (translates to Flooded Mind). Whether it's a trip down memory lane or a snapshot into what it was like during the start of grunge in Seattle. This one is worth a read! Read the full article here!

Matt talks about the humble beginnings of Easy Street Records, as a 19 year old college student:  "...He threw me the keys one night and said “you seem to have a knack for this…u cover the debt, the store is yours, talk to your mom” and he walked away….”

The landscape of Seattle in the late '80s into the '90's: “We weren’t being noticed too much up here in the Pacific Northwest and we were far from being a Top 10 populated US city at that time in the late ’80s. Seattle and the Northwest is essentially the last frontier of the United States, we are still a relatively new city in the scope of what we call America, we tend to be progressive, free-spirited, and somewhat persistent out here. A lot of that comes from being isolated from the rest of the country. So, we tend to make our own tracks.”

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PMA Magazine Launch Party 1/26 - 6 PM!

LET’S HAVE A PARTY! Saturday, January 26th!

Please join us as we celebrate the launch of PMA Magazine! PMA stands for Positive Mental Attitude and the magazine is full of inspiring articles that will help you get into the PMA state of mind. This will be your last chance to pick up the inaugural issue as it's sold out online and there won’t be any reprints. Come meet the stars of PMA including the contributors, supporters, and inspirational figures we profiled in the issue.

This event is also a benefit! We will be holding a raffle and splitting the proceeds between two amazing non-profits featured in PMA001, Skate Like A Girl, and Warm Current. You will be able to learn more about both organizations at the party and meet the people behind them!

FREE - ALL AGES - BEER/WINE - GREAT MUSIC - FANTASTIC PEOPLE!

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Pre-Order Green River Rehab Doll and Dry As A Bone: Deluxe Editions On Exclusive Easy Street Colored Vinyl - Out 1/25!

Go Green! Green River albums Rehab Doll and Dry As A Bone are getting the Sub Pop Deluxe Edition treatment. Available in Easy Street Records/Ten Club exclusive vinyl colors out 1/25!

Green River Rebab Doll: Deluxe Edition LP in Transparent Lime Vinyl

Green River Dry As A Bone: Deluxe Edition LP in Transparent Green Vinyl

Pre-order your copy, these will go fast. We are the only record store that will have these in stock and we don't know how many we will be getting.

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Win Chrome Sparks Tickets!

Chrome Sparks, born Jeremy Malvin, grew up in Pittsburgh and spent formative time in Ann Arbor before settling east in Brooklyn and converting a legion of supporters to his deftly hybridized sound, including Pitchfork, Dancing Astronaut, Indie Shuffle, and FADER. He released his self-titled debut with Counter (a Ninja Tune imprint) in Spring 2018, hitting #1 on the Apple Electronic chart, and receiving heavy airplay from Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music.

Catch Chrome Sparks with Kalbells at Neumos on January, 29th. Tickets available here.

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "CHROME SPARKS" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 1/25. Good luck! 

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Win Lemon Twigs Tickets!

The Lemon Twigs are playing a show at the Columbia City Theater, January 29th! Tickets are on sale here!

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "THE LEMON TWIGS" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 1/25. Good luck! 

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Win Snail Mail Tickets!

Snail Mail's debut album Lush tied for the #18 spot (with Ty Segall's Freedom's Goblin...not bad company) on our staff Best Of 2018 list this year. Catch Lindsey Jordan at The Neptune, January 28th. Tickets on sale here!

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "SNAIL MAIL" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 1/24. Good luck! 

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Win Mother Mother Tickets!

Vancouver, B.C. band Mother Mother is on tour for their album Dance & Cry. They are stopping down in Seattle for one night at Neumos, January 23rd. Tickets are available here.  

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "MOTHER MOTHER" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 1/21. Good luck! 

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Win Toro Y Moi Tickets!

Toro Y Moi’s new album Outer Peace (out 1/18) is a time capsule that captures our relationship to contemporary culture into one comprehensive, sonic package. As both a producer and designer, Bear utilizes abstract sound pairings with recognizable samples for his most pop-influenced record to date, including features from ABRA, WET, and Instupendo. This is no departure from his funk and disco roots, smooth interludes melt into fast-paced beats, paralleling the feeling of driving through the Bay Area, where Bear spent most of his time writing the album.

Don't miss Toro Y Moi, playing two shows at The Neptune, January 19th & 20th. Tickets on sale here, and we have a pair of tickets for the Sunday, January 20th show to giveaway!

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "TORO Y MOI" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 1/17. Good luck! 

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Win Colter Wall Tickets!

After two years of life on the road Canadian born Colter Wall wanted to write an album about home. In his second album, Songs Of The Plains, Wall writes about his small corner of the world, Saskatchewan, Canada. This album is full of original folk songs, a few well chosen outside cuts, and a couple of traditional songs that reflect his roots growing up in the city of Swift Current.

Catch Colter Wall while he makes his way through Seattle playing a show at The Showbox, January 20th. Tickets are on sale now.

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "COLTER WALL" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 1/17. Good luck! 

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Win FIDLAR Prize Pack!

Los Angeles band FIDLAR is back with their third album Almost Free, out 1/25 on Mom+Pop Records. The most recent single "Can't You See" from their new album has a new, almost funky rock vibe to it, but from the sounds of their previous singles "Alcohol" and "Too Real" (both on the new album), Almost Free will arrive in true FIDLAR form. 

Almost Free is available for pre-order on CD and on Indie Exclusive Green Vinyl

We have a super cool prize pack to give away that includes: Flexidisc with an exclusive track "Are You High?" (ft. The 90's). This track is only available on the Flexidisc. T-shirt (size large) and the skate deck (pictured above).

Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "FIDLAR" and please include first & last name. Winner must be able to personally pick up the prize w/ ID at our store in West Seattle. We'll draw a winner on 1/25. Good luck! 

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Win Jacob Banks Tickets!

Jacobs Banks, Nigerian born, raised in Birmingham England his music features richly textured beats, with its 808s and synth play, African inspired grooves and a soulful disposition that culminates in an unstoppable new sound. His debut album Village comes out on January 11th. Banks is currently on tour for the new album and hitting Seattle, Wednesday, January 16th at The Showbox. Get tickets here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "JACOB BANKS" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 1/14. Good luck! 

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Red Ribbon In-Store 1/12!

Join us Saturday, January 12th - 7 PM! It's FREE and ALL-AGES!

Seattle band Red Ribbon, fronted by Emma Danner released their debut album Dark Party on Union Zero in late September 2018. Dark Party was recorded in Brooklyn with producer Randall Dunn. Dunn Recently co-produced the score to Panos Cosmatos film Mandy with the late Jóhann Jóhannsson. Since release, we've fallen in love with the haunting, dark-pop landscapes of Dark Party and look forward to having Red Ribbon live on the Easy Street stage!

A little fun addition to this in-store, All-Camp has made the Red Ribbon show one of the squares on their Winter 2019 BINGO card! All-Camp is an organization to help spread the word of all-ages music events across the city. We will have cards available at the show. Pick up a card and get a stamp!

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Win Stuff You Should Know Live Tickets!

Stuff You Should Know (SYSK), is an award-winning podcast and video series hosted by Josh Clark and Charles W. "Chuck" Bryant and is apart of the HowStuffWorks.com family. The SYSK crew is taking their show on the road and making a stop in Seattle on January 15th, 2019 at The Moore! Get tickets here, or try your luck!

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "SYSK" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 1/10. Good luck! 

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Staff Review: IDLES - Joy As An Act Of Resistance!

Climbing to our number two spot in Easy Street’s best of 2018 list was IDLES sophomore album Joy As An Act of Resistance. An album tackling themes of grief, anger, immigration, and masculinity with gritty and honest lyrics. The album's opening track Colossus sets the tone for entire record with a slow start crescendoing to a fast-paced, loud end. The song begins with singer Joe Talbot expressing his utter exhaustion “I was done in on the weekend, the weekend lasted twenty years.” This feeling is accompanied by the deep bass of Adam “Dev” Devonshire and Jon Beavis’s melodic tapping on the rim of the snare. The intensity builds as Mark Bowen and Lee Kiernan bring in the high-end wailing of dual guitars. As the intensity and loudness reach its breaking point the sound comes to a screeching halt. Moments of silence pass and suddenly Dev shouts “1-2-3-4” and the silence is shattered with the raw grit of defiance that is reflected throughout the entire album, ushering in a new theme and emotion; openness, resistance, and vulnerability.

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Rolling Stone 10 Best Record Stores in America!

Had to correct Rolling Stones photo with an updated one Photo: Ryan Cory

Geez, shucks, golly. Rolling Stone chose Easy Street Records & Cafe as one of the Top 10 Record Stores In America.

Shout out to our brothers and sisters Waterloo in Austin, Grimey's in Nashville, Electric Fetus in Minneapolis, Amoeba Los Angeles, Jackpot Records in Portland, and all the other shops. Keep that indie spirit alive. Do not sit on the lid of progress. Thanks all for your support of us for 30 years and thank you Rolling Stone Magazine, what great honor!

Photo cred: Ryan Cory (replaced Rolling Stones photo with a current one of the West Seattle store)

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Easy Street 2018 Holiday Hours!

Happy Holidays to all! Thanks for all your amazing support this year! Here are our holiday hours for the coming weeks...

Christmas Eve

Cafe - 7am - 3pm
Store - 9am - 5pm

Christmas Day - CLOSED

New Year's Eve

Cafe - 7am - 3pm
Store - 9am - 5pm

New Year's Day

Cafe - 8am - 3pm
Store - 9am - 5pm

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Echoes Through the Canyon: Brandi Carlile w/Emmylou Harris and Neko Case Ticket Giveaway!

Here is something to look forward to, the ultimate holiday gift and a show not to miss when the days are warmer and longer all rolled into one!

On sale, this Friday 12/14 - 10 AM - Echoes Through the Canyon: Brandi Carlile with Emmylou Harris & Neko Case

The Gorge, Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Get Tickets Here!

That's not all the good news! We have three pairs of tickets to giveaway with three ways to win. Continue reading below for more info. Winners of this giveaway must be able to pick up the tickets at our store in West Seattle. Winners have one month to pick up their prize before another winner is chosen. We will draw winners at 5 PM (PST) 12/21. Good Luck!

1st: Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "ECHOES" and please include: first and last name and phone number = 1 entry per email only, duplicates will be disqualified

2nd: The 2nd entry will be announced in our weekly Friday (12/14/2018) newsletter. Newsletter? Our weekly newsletter is full of New Releases, Events, Reviews and Giveaways. Get on the list! 

3rd: The 3rd entry will be announced at random on our Instagram feed, give us a follow and don't miss out! 

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Win Thunderpussy + Red Fang NYE 2018 Tickets!

Calling all Speed Queens! Got any plans for NYE? Do you like sequins, bubbly and rock n' roll?! Can't think of a better way to ring in the new year than with Thunderpussy + Red Fang and other special guests at The Showbox, December 31st! Get your tickets because they are going fast!

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "THUNDERPUSSY" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 12/20. Good luck! 

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Holiday Shipping Schedule 2018

Check out our holiday shipping schedule to ensure you get those packages under the tree in time. 

Standard Shipping (up to 7 days) get those orders in by December 14th

First Class & Priority Mail last day to order December 19th

Priority Express for all your procrastinators December 21st

This is just an estimate, we cannot predict inclement weather and other forces beyond our control, we cannot guarantee that orders will arrive before Christmas.

On a time crunch? Avoid the lines and select In-Store Pick Up!

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Friends Of Easy Street Best Of 2018 - Ryan Cory and David Cinnamon

Ryan Cory - That Video Guy

Top 10 2018 Albums 

1. Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo
2. King Tuff - The Other
3. Beach House - 7
4. Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile
5. La Luz - Floating Features
6. IDLES - Joy As An Act Of Resistance
7. Ty Segall - Fudge Sandwich
8. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
9. Low - Double Negative
10. Charles Bradley - Black Velvet

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2018 - Matt

Matt Vaughan - President

Top 10 2018 Albums

1. Brandi Carlile - By The Way, I Forgive You
2. Phosphorescent - C'est La Vie
3. La Luz - Floating Features
4. IDLES - Joy As An Act Of Resistance
5. MGMT - Little Dark Age
6. Iceage - Beyondless
7. Ruston Kelly - Dying Star
8. J Mascis - Elastic Days
9. Amen Dunes - Freedom
10. Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy

Favorite 2018 Reissues or Soundtracks

1. Joe Strummer - Joe Strummer 001

Favorite 2018 Musical Moment/Event

Springsteen On Broadway w/ the Obama's @ Walter Kerr Theatre, NYC - March 3rd, 2018

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2018 - Milena

Milena Molina - Server/Barista and Beertender - Easy Street Cafe

Top 10 2018 Albums 

1. Mia Day - Gold
2. Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth
3. Amen Dunes - Freedom
4. Caroline Rose - Loner
5. Shannon & The Clams - Onion
6. Kali Uchis - Isolation
7. Sleep - The Sciences
8. Earl Sweatshirt - Some Rap Songs
9. Connan Mockasin - Jassbusters
10. Mr Twin Sister - Salt

Favorite 2018 Reissues Or Soundtracks

1. Garbage - Version 2.0: 20th Anniversary Edition
2. Original Soundtrack - Halloween (2018)


Favorite 2018 Musical Moment/Event

Garbage @ The Showbox SoDo - September 29th, 2018
Yasmine Hamdan @ The Crocodile 
Sandrider In-Store @ Easy Street Records - July 20th, 2018
Kinski In-Store @ Easy Street Records - November 24th, 2018

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2018 - Dasha

Dasha Medvedeva - Sales Clerk

Top 10 2018 Albums 

1. Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar
2. Shannon Shaw - Shannon In Nashville
3. The Internet - Hive Mind
4. Sudan Archives - Sink
5. Sleep - The Sciences
6. Gold Star - Uppers & Downers
7. Shopping - The Official Body
8. L.A. Witch - Octubre EP
9. Charles Bradley - Black Velvet
10. Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams

Favorite 2018 Reissues Or Soundtracks

1. Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Blood Lust
2. Betty Davis - Nasty Gal
3. Wire - Pink Flag

Favorite 2018 Musical Moment/Event

Mark Lanegan and Mark Pickerel @ the Neptune Theatre w/ Kevin Larson (awww)

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2018 - Savannah

Savannah Chaffee - Hostess - Easy Street Cafe 

Top 10 2018 Albums 

1. Meanderthals - Holly
2. YOY - The Inner Journey Goes Wrong
3. Bobcat - No Course to Follow
4. New Bloom - Sleepless
5. Mud on My Bra - Spanaway
6. Rat Queen - Worthless
7. Avril Lavigne - Head Above Water
8. Jack White - Boarding House Reach
9. Suicidal Tendencies - Get Your Fight On!
10. Post Malone - beerbongs & bentleys

Favorite 2018 Musical Moment/Event

Musink 2018 - Descendents / Fear / Stung Out / The Adolescents

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2018 - Lars

Lars Swenson - Sales Clerk & Vinyl Slinger

Top 10 2018 Albums 

1. Autogramm - What R U Waiting 4
2. Charles Bradley - Black Velvet
3. Shannon & The Clams - Onion
4. Ty Segall - Freedom's Goblin
5. King Tuff - The Other
6. Mudhoney - Digital Garbage
7. Kikagaku Moyo - Masana Temples
8. Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos - Rockstone
9. The Lemon Twigs - Go To School
10. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!

Favorite 2018 Reissues Or Soundtracks

1. Various Artists - Basement Beehive: Girl Group Underground
2. Robert Johnson - Close Personal Friend
3. Baby Huey - The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend
4. Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque 
5. Lee Dorsey - Yes We Can
6. Wire - Chairs Missing

Favorite 2018 Musical Moment/Event

Redd Kross w/ Dale Crover @ The Tractor Tavern

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2018 - Mia Day

Mia Day - Sales Clerk 

Top 10 2018 Albums 

1. Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
2. Kali Uchis - Isolation
3. Snail Mail - Lush
4. Death Cab For Cutie - Thank You For Today
5. Father John Misty - God's Favorite Customer
6. Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
7. The Decemberists - I'll Be Your Girl
8. King Princess - Make My Bed
9. Cardi B - Invasion Of Privacy
10. Vance Joy - Nation Of Two

Favorite 2018 Reissues Or Soundtracks

1. Original Soundtrack - Black Panther
2. Original Soundtrack - Call Me By Your Name

Favorite 2018 Musical Moment/Event

Seeing Rex Orange County and his girlfriend, Thea sing "Sycamore Girl" together.

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2018 - Chad

Chad Naeve - Inventory Stocker

Top 10 2018 Albums 

1. Jack White - Boarding House Reach
2. Charles Bradley - Black Velvet
3. Ty Segall - Freedom's Goblins
4. Caroline Rose - Loner
5. Kendrick Lamar - Black Panther Soundtrack
6. Paul McCartney - Egypt Station
7. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - The Difference Between Me & You
8. Kurt Vile - Bottle It In
9. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
10. Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt

Favorite 2018 Reissues Or Soundtracks

1. The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album) (50th Anniversary Edition)
2. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction: Remastered
3. Metallica - ...And Justice For All Remastered
4. The Band - Music From Big Pink: 50th Anniversary
5. Grateful Dead - Anthem Of The Sun: 50th Anniversary Edition

Favorite 2018 Musical Moment/Event

The death of Aretha Franklin

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Caspar Babypants In-Store Saturday 12/15 - 6:30 PM!

Hey kids and kids at heart! Join us this Saturday, December 15th at 6:30 PM for another rockin' visit from Caspar BabypantsEnjoy our own West Seattle Caspar Babypants as he strums up favorite children’s tunes and some holiday favorites! CDs and LPs are available now, he will have a selection of books and prints available at the show!

Thanks to our friends at West Seattle Junction and Verity Credit Union for partnering for this event! Be sure to check out West Seattle Junctions website for more Hometown Holidays events!

Saturday, December 15th

6:30 PM

Free & All-Ages!

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2018 - Zach

Zach Rourke - Barista/Beertender - Easy Street Cafe

Top 10 2018 Albums

1. Amen Dunes - Freedom
2. IDLES - Joy As An Act Of Resistance
3. Beach House - 7
4. Gorillaz - The Now Now
5. Actors - It Will Come To You
6. Molly Burch - First Flower
7. Kali Uchis - Isolation
8. Oh Sees - Smote Reverser
9. Spesh - Famous World
10. Wild Wild Mexico - Wild Wild Mexico

Favorite 2018 Reissues or Soundtracks

1. Tyler, The Creator - Cherry Bomb + Instrumentals
2. Bob Dylan - More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14
3. Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica
4. Digable Planets - Reachin' (A New Refutation Of Time And Space) (25th Anniversary Edition)
5. Miles Davis/John Coltrane - The Final Tour: Copenhagen, March 24, 1960

Favorite 2018 Musical Moment/Event

Explosions In The Sky @ Sasquatch Music Festival 2018

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2018 - Mae

Mae B - Line Cook - Easy Street Cafe

Top 10 2018 Albums 

1. Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
2. Liars - Titles With The Word Fountain
3. clipping. - Face
4. Death Grips - Year of the Snitch
5. John Maus - Addendum
6. Chaos Chaos - Chaos Chaos
7. Cobra Man - Toxic Planet
8. Zeal & Ardor - Stranger Fruit
9. L80 - Martyrdominatrix
10. Dying Off - Ruin

Favorite 2018 Reissues Or Soundtracks

1. Tyler, The Creator - Music Inspired By Illumination & Dr. Seuss' the Grinch
2. Blondie - Heart Of Glass
3. Original Soundtrack - Black Panther
4. Rick & Morty (TV Series) - The Rick & Morty Soundtrack
5. Primus - Brown Album (Reissue)

Favorite 2018 Musical Moment/Event

Chaos Chaos @ The Crocodile - April 12th, 2018

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Win Dweezil Zappa Tickets!

This just in! A quick giveaway for the Dweezil Zappa Choice Cuts! show at The Neptune, December 14th

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "ZAPPA" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 12/13. Good luck! 

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2018 - Dillon

Dillon Stearnes - Sales Clerk

Top 10 2018 Albums 

1. IDLES - Joy As An Act Of Resistance
2. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
3. Shame - Songs Of Praise
4. The Decemberists - I'll Be Your Girl
5. Oh Sees - Smote Reverser
6. Wand - Perfume
7. Beach House - 7
8. Marlon Williams - Make Way For Love
9. Nicholas Merz - Limits Of Men
10. Red Ribbon - Dark Party

Favorite 2018 Reissues Or Soundtracks

1. Johnny Greenwood - You Were Never Really Here
2. Alice Cooper - From The Inside
3. Alice Cooper - Goes To Hell
4. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Distant Sky (Live In Copenhagen)
5. Metallica - ...And Justice For All: Remastered

Favorite 2018 Musical Moment/Event

IDLES @ The Sunset Tavern - October 6th, 2018

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2018 - Stephanie

Stephanie Dorman - Server/Barista - Easy Street Cafe

Top 10 2018 Albums 

1. Vince Staples - Fm!
2. Nikki Minaj - Queen
3. Four Fists - 6666
4. clipping. - Face
5. John Maus - Addendum
6. Lil Yachty - Lil Boat 2
7. Dr. Octoagon - Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation
8. Kali Uchis - Isolation
9. Borns - Blue Madonna
10. Amen Dunes - Freedom

Favorite 2018 Reissues Or Soundtracks

1. Original Soundtrack - Black Panter
2. Kate Bush - Remastered: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
3. Original Soundtrack - Mandy
4. Original Soundtrack - Dr. Seuss' The Grinch
5. Bikini Kill - The Singles

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2018 - Rod

Rod Moody - Vinyl Slinger

Top 10 Albums Of 2018

1. Rayland Baxter - Wide Awake
2. Shopping - The Official Body
3. The James Hunter Six - Whatever It Takes
4. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope Down
5. Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos - Rockstone
6. Mudhoney - Digital Garbage
7. Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth
8. Night Flowers - Wild Notion
9. Blood Orange - Negro Swan
10. Amanda Shires - To The Sunset

Favorite 2018 Reissues

1. The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album): 50th Anniversary Edition
2. Zuider Zee - Zeenith (Remastered)
3. Bob Seger & The Last Heard - Heavy Music: The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-1967

Favorite 2018 Musical Moments/Events

Herbie Hancock @ McCaw Hall
David Crosby @ The Neptune
Mark Lanegan @ Vashon Theater

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2018 - Mary

Mary Bruce - Bookkeeper

Top 10 2018 Albums 

1. Brandi Carlile - By The Way, I Forgive You
2. The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album): 50th Anniversary Edition
3. John Prine - The Tree Of Forgiveness
4. La Luz - Floating Features
5. Billy F Gibbons - The Big Bad Blues
6. Bruce Springsteen - Springsteen On Broadway
7. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
8. Shannon & The Clams - Onion
9. The James Hunter Six - Whatever It Takes
10. Ruby Boots - Don't Talk About It

Favorite 2018 Musical Moment/Event

Brandi Carlile In-Store @ Easy Street Records - February 17th, 2018

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Easy Street Staff Best Of - Maria

Maria Reidell - Sales Clerk 

Top 10 2018 Albums 

1. IDLES - Joy As An Act Of Resistance
2. King Tuff - The Other
3. Kurt Vile - Bottle It In
4. Kyle Craft - Full Circle Nightmare
5. Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo
6. Superorganism - Superorganism
7. L.A. Witch - Octubre
8. Gorillaz - The Now Now
9. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra - The Capitol Studios Sessions
10. Moaning - Moaning

Favorite 2018 Reissues Or Soundtracks

1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Distant Sky (Live In Copenhagen)
2. Bikini Kill - The Singles
3. Bauhaus - Bela Session
4. Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac: Remastered
5. Liz Phair - Girly-Sound To Guyville: the 25th Anniversary

Favorite 2018 Musical Moment/Event

SPF 30 @ Alki Beach - August 10th & 11th, 2018

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2018 - Kevin

Kevin Larson - Visuals & Merchandise Manager

Top 10 2018 Albums

1. Ruston Kelly - Dying Star
2. Mudhoney - Digital Garbage
3. Dierks Bentley - The Mountain
4. The Decemberists - I'll Be Your Girl
5. Ezra Furman - Transangelic Exodus
6. Eric Church - Desperate Man 
7. Elle King - Shake The Spirit
8. Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
9. Father John Misty - God' Favorite Customer
10. Pistol Annies - Interstate Gospel

Favorite 2018 Reissues

1. Alice Cooper - From The Inside
2. Fleetwood Mac - Say You Will
3. Chris Cornell - Retrospective Box
4. Various Artists - Restoration: Reimagining the Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin
5. R.E.M. - The Best Of R.E.M. At The BBC

Favorite 2018 Musical Moments/Events

OMD @ The Showbox - May, 21st 2018

Ruston Kelly @ The Sunset Tavern - November, 11th 2018

Ezra Furman @ The Tractor Tavern

Pearl Jam Home Shows @ Safeco Fields August, 8th & 10th 2018

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2018 - Andy

Andy "Upstairs Andy" Nelson - Vinyl Czar

Top 10 Albums Of 2018

1. Mudhoney - Digital Garbage
2. Caroline Rose - Loner
3. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
4. Shame - Songs Of Praise
5. Sleep - Sciences
6. Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos - Rockstone
7. Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
8. Kikagaku Moyo - Masana Temples
9. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears -  The Difference Between Me & You
10. Boygenius - Boygenius

Favorite 2018 Reissues or Soundtracks

1. Teenage Fanclub - Catalog Reissues
2. Rush - Hemispheres (40th Anniversary)
3. David Axelrod - Songs Of Experience
4. Calexico - The Black Light (20th Anniversary Editon)
5. Joe Strummer - Joe Strummer 001

Favorite 2018 Musical Moment/Event

Ruston Kelly @ The Sunset Tavern - November 11th, 2018

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Gillian Gaar Sub Pop Book Event & Giveaway!

Seattle-based writer Gillian Gaar has been writing on music and pop culture since her first book "She's A Rebel: The History of Women in Rock & Roll" was published in 1992. Since then she has written over 10 books on subjects like Nirvana, The Beatles, Elvis, and Bruce Springsteen to name a few.

Her newest book "World Domination: The Sub Pop Records Story" released this month and we are excited to host her on Friday, December 7th for a book event and signing! 

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We have a few copies of the book to giveaway! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "WORLD DOMINATION" and please include first & last name and tells us what your #1 favorite Sub Pop album is and why. Winners must be able to pick up the book at our store in West Seattle. We'll draw winners on 12/7. Good luck! 

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2018 - Scott

Scott Helgason - Server/Barista - Easy Street Cafe

Top 10 2018 Albums 

1. Amen Dunes - Freedom
2. Lebanon Hanover - Let Them Be Alien
3. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
4. Actors - It Will Come To You
5. JJUUJJUU - Zionic Mud
6. Devon Church - We Are Inextricable
7. IDLES - Joy As An Act Of Resistance
8. Spesh - Famous World
9. Wild Wild Mexico - Wild Wild Mexico
10. Preoccupations - New Material

Favorite 2018 Reissues Or Soundtracks

1. Thom Yorke - Suspiria Soundtrack (2018)
2. Original Soundtrack - Mandy
3. Blondie - Heart Of Glass
4. Original Soundtrack - Halloween (2018)
5. Original Soundtrack - Call Me By Your Name 

Favorite 2018 Musical Moment/Event

Treefort Music Festival with Atticus (awwww)

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2018 - Malia

Malia Kokame - Marketing & Social Media Manager

Top 10 2018 Albums

1. La Luz - Floating Features
2. Amen Dunes - Freedom
3. Beach House - 7
4. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sex & Food
5. Shannon & The Clams - Onion
6. Dungen / Woods - Myths 003
7. Red Ribbon - Dark Party
8. The Growlers - Casual Acquaintances
9. IDLES - Joy As An Act Of Resistance
10. Mountain Man - Magic Ship

Favorite 2018 Reissues or Soundtracks

1. Bauhaus - Bela Session
2. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Catalog Reissues
3. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Distant Sky (Live In Copenhagen)
4. Kate Bush - Remastered: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
5. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody Original Soundtrack

Favorite 2018 Musical Moments/Events

The Growlers @ The Neptune - September 8th, 2018
La Luz @ The Crocodile - May 17th, 2018
Timber Timbre @ Barboza - August 11th, 2018

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Win Signed Jeff Tweedy Book!

The new solo album Warm by Wilco frontman, Jeff Tweedy hit the shelves last week. What's the best companion while listening to a new record but a new book. We have a signed copy of Jeff Tweedy's book "Let's Go" to giveaway to that ultimate Wilco fan, just in time for the holidays!

Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "TWEEDY" and please include first & last name. Winner must be able to pick up the prize at our store in West Seattle. We'll draw a winner on 12/13. Good luck! 

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2018 - Ethan

Ethan Fields - Barista - Easy Street Cafe

Top 10 Albums Of 2018

1. Borns - Blue Madonna
2. Amen Dunes - Freedom
3. Say Sue Me - Where We Were Together
4. NAVVI - Ultra 
5. Kali Uchis - Isolation
6. Devon Church - We Are Inextricable
7. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sex & Food
8. Gorillaz - The Now Now
9. Holy Motors - Slow Sundown
10. Menace Beach - Black Rainbow Sound

Favorite 2018 Reissues or Soundtracks

1. Blondie - Heart Of Glass
2. Original Soundtrack - Mandy
3. Garbage - Version 2.0: 20th Anniversary Edition
4. Original Soundtrack - Halloween (2018)
5. Bikini Kill - The Singles

Favorite 2018 Musical Moment/Event

Natalie Prass borrowing my jacket on stage at Chop Suey, Seattle, WA

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Win Allen Stone Tickets!

Allen Stone is in town for two nights to bring a little sunshine and soul to Seattle this December! He's playing two shows at the Neptune on December 16th & 17th! We have a pair of tickets to give away to the sold-out show Sunday night! Monday night tickets are still available but they are going fast. 

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "ALLEN STONE" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 12/12. Good luck! 

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2018 - Christiana

Christiana Crabbe - Hostess/Server - Easy Street Cafe

Top 10 2018 Albums 

1. Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
2. Dark Smith - Prehysteria
3. Animyst - Love Without Terror
4. Rat Queen - Worthless
5. The Black Tones - The Key Of Black (They Want Us Dead)
6. Razor Clam - Vicious Sea Cows
7. Bad Time Friend - Ban Times Abound
8. Velvet Q - Sociopathic Tendencies 
9. Empress Of - Us
10. Meanderthals - Holly

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2018 - Adam

Adam Tutty - Shipping & Receiving Manager

Top 10 Albums Of 2018

1. Mudhoney - Digital Garbage
2. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
3. Mighty Mighty Bosstones - While We're At It
4. Lord Huron - Vide Noir
5. Caroline Rose - Loner
6. Shannon & The Clams - Onion
7. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - The Difference Between Me & You
8. Interpol - Marauder
9. Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt
10. Frank Turner - Be More Kind

Favorite 2018 Reissues or Soundtracks

1. Guns N Roses - Appetite For Destruction: Remastered
2. Gomez - Bring It On 20th Anniversary
3. Ramones - Road To Ruin
4. R.E.M. - The Best Of R.E.M. At The BBC
5. Metallica - ...And Justice For All: Remastered

Favorite 2018 Musical Moment/Event

Pearl Jam Home Shows "Especially night 2!"

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2018 - Atticus

Atticus George-Andrijeski - Floor Manager

Top 10 Albums Of 2018

1. Beach House - 7
2. Amen Dunes - Freedom
3. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
4. Snail Mail - Lush
5. Boygenius - Boygenius
6. Kali Uchis - Isolation
7. IDLES - Joy As An Act Of Resistance
8. Shame - Songs Of Praise
9. Caroline Rose - Loner
10. Let's Eat Grandma - I'm All Ears

Favorite 2018 Reissues or Soundtracks

1. Original Soundtrack - Black Panther
2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Distant Sky (Live In Copenhagen)
3. The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album): 50th Anniversary Edition
4. Kate Bush - Remastered: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Favorite 2018 Musical Moment/Event

Radiohead @ MSG / Angel Olsen @ Pappy & Harriet's / Beach House @ SPF 30 w/the sun setting behind the stage

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2018 - Iris

Iris Stroh - Manager, Easy Street Cafe

Top 10 2018 Albums

1. At The Gates - To Drink From The Night Itself
2. Skeletonwitch - Devouring Radiant Light
3. Wayfarer - World's Blood
4. High On Fire - Electric Messiah
5. Immortal - Northern Chaos Gods
6. clipping. - Face
7. Sleep - The Sciences
8. YOB - Our Raw Heart
9. Sandrider - Armada

Favorite 2018 Reissues or Soundtracks

1. Metallica - ...And Justice For All: Remastered
2. Bikini Kill - The Singles
3. Betty Davis - Nasty Gal (Remastered)

Favorite 2018 Musical Moment/Event

Sandrider In-Store @ Easy Street Records - July 20th, 2018

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2018 - Max

Maximilian Czerwinski (aka Max 1.0) - Sales Clerk

Top 10 2018 Albums

1. Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile
2. John  Coltrane - Both Directions At Once
3. Orquesta Akokan - Orquesta Akokan
4. IDLES - Joy As An Act Of Resistance
5. Kamasi Washington - Heaven And Earth
6. Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Live At KEXP
7. Charles Bradley - Black Velvet
8. 1000 Kings - Raw Cause
9. The Fearless Flyers - The Fearless Flyers
10. Caroline Rose - Loner

Favorite 2018 Reissues or Soundtracks

1. Charles Mingus - Jazz In Detroit
2. Frank Zappa - Lumpy Grey Primordial
3. Grant Green - Funk In France: From Paris To Antibes (1969-1970)
4. Oakland Elementary School Arkestra - Saga Of Pandani
5. David Axelrod - Earthrot


Favorite 2018 Musical Moment/Event

Catching Kamasi Washington & Vulfpeck @ Red Rocks - April, 27th 2018

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Win The Soft Moon Tickets!

Criminal’, The Soft Moon's fourth studio album, released by Sacred bones in Febuary, is a confessional work. Through the stark lens of shame and guilt that has followed Luis Vasquez since a violent childhood growing up within the humming ambient sprawl of 80s Mojave Desert, here he documents the gut-wrenching sound of going to war with himself. 
Catch the dark intensity of The Soft Moon, live at Neumos with Hide and Vive la Void (the solo project of Sanae Yamada of Moon Duo), December 9th

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "THE SOFT MOON" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 12/5. Good luck! 

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Joins Us This Friday, Saturday & Sunday For In-Stores & Exciting Events!

Friday, November 30th - Hockey Talkter Records Presents: Kim Virant + The Hula Bees In-Store!

We are kicking off the weekend with a doozy of an in-store for you! We've got a double bill Friday night with established Seattle musicians, singer/songwriter Kim Virant (Lazy Susan) + The Hula Bees - Ty Willman (Green Apple Quickstep, Novatone, 959), Steve Ross (Green Apple Quickstep, The Briefs), Cole Peterson (Sweetwater), Barrett Jones (Producer: Foo Fighters, Nirvana), Aaron O'Neil (Sera Cohoone, Macklemoore)

Both bands have a new 7" singles out on Hockey Talkter Records, Mike McCready's (Pearl Jam) record label! This event starts at 7 PM and is free and all ages!  RSVP HERE!

Saturday, December 1st - Loud Love: Karen Mason Blair Photography Exhibit - Opening Reception!

We had a sneak peek on Record Store Day Black Friday of what Karen Mason Blair has cooked up for her special photography exhibit displaying her work capturing the Seattle music scene during the grunge years and beyond. Some iconic photographs from Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Mother Love Bone and more are on display.

Join us at 4 PM on Saturday, December 1st, Karen will have crates of cards, prints and other goodies available. She will also be unveiling a never before seen photograph of Chris Cornell. Don't miss this one! 

Sunday, December 2nd - Spirit Award In-Store!

Drawing inspiration from pop, krautrock, and post-punk records. Seattle trio Spirit Award is making waves in the Seattle scene. They played this year's Capitol Hill Block Party, and they just celebrated the release of their new album Muted Crowd with a show at Neumos.

We are excited to have them live on the Easy Street stage for a special early Sunday show. 6 PM - Free & All Ages!

RSVP HERE!

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Win YOB Tickets!

When YOB comes to town, you go see YOB. Check them out December, 5th at Neumos!

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "YOB" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 12/3. Good luck! 

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Record Store Day Black Friday Titles - Limited Availability!

Are you still searching for a title that you missed on Friday? Or maybe experiencing some regrets of not picking up a few things from your list.

We have limited stock on titles available in store and online!

Check The RSD BF 2018 List!

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Joins Us For Record Store Day Black Friday & Kinski In-Store For Shop Small Saturday!

We've got some exciting things going on this week! 

If you haven't heard, Record Store Day Black Friday is this week, Friday, November 23rd! Check out all of the RSD BF exclusives here

We open bright and early at 7 AM on Friday! Caffe Vita will be here keeping us all warm and caffeinated, serving up our Indo 30 blend. 

Check out the next installment by Ryan Cory that's been taking the internet by storm today. Big thanks to Ryan, Thunder Road Guitars, J Mascis, and Sub Pop for spreading the Shop Small Saturday message. The new album Elastic Days by J Mascis is out now. 

Shop Small Saturday is November 24th! We've got a special performance from Kinski at 7 PM, Free & All-Ages! Kinski's newest album Accustomed To You Face is out now and they will have an RSDBF 2018 special release of their album Be Gentle With The Warm Turtle, don't miss out!

Come out and support your small local business this holiday season!

RSVP HERE!

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Win Uniform/The Body Tickets!

Dark days and darker nights make for a chilling landscape to journey into the new offering Mental Wounds Not Healing from the collaboration of Uniform & The Body out on Sacred Bones. Catch them at Chop Suey, December 1st!

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "UNIFORM/BODY" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/28. Good luck! 

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Win Apple Jam The White Album 50th Anniversary Celebration Tickets And CD!

Far beyond a tribute band, Apple Jam is committed to the accurate reproduction of the Beatles' full repertoire, including solo years and rare songs. No wigs or costumes, just unparalleled Beatles-infused musicianship, and world-class showmanship. Catch the experience December, 1st at The Neptune!

Apple Jam approaches Beatles music with enormous respect and devotion, and always deliver jaw-dropping performances that must be experienced live to believe. They have performed to thousands at major venues in the Northwest US, the United Kingdom, and Finland.

Apple Jam’s line-up includes Rick Lovrovich (bass), Jakael Tristram (guitar), Johnny Jones (keyboards), Doug Kilishek (guitar) and Kelly Van Camp (drums). Apple Jam was formed in 2005, in support of ‘(Just Like) Starting Over’, a stage play based on John Lennon's final interview.

November 22, 2018 marks 50 years since the Beatles’ White Album was released and this concert will commemorate the seminal LP. Apple Jam will perform White Album classics, plus a few never released Beatles songs*.

The running time is 1:45, not including a break.

 

Apple Jam’s latest CD ‘Off the White Album’, will be available to purchase at the show. We've got a copy to giveaway along with a pair of tickets. 

Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "APPLE JAM" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/28. Good luck! 

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Suspiria Movie Pass Giveaway!

It's getting gross outside, that makes for the perfect movie going weather. If you haven't seen the new Suspiria movie, we've got some passes to giveaway for the AMC Pacific Place 11 downtown.

The new Suspiria soundtrack by Thom Yorke is creepy beautiful. Free poster with in-store purchase while supplies last!

Enter to win a pair of passes by e-mailing us with the subject line "SUSPIRIA MOVIE" and please include first & last name. Winner must be able to pick up the passes at our store in West Seattle. Good Luck!

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Win Seattle's Tribute To The Last Waltz Tickets!

STG Presents Seattle's Tribute to The Last Waltz at The Neptune on Friday, November 23, 2018.

In 2017, Seattle’s Tribute to the Last Waltz, comprised of dozens of Seattle’s most lovely and talented musicians, performed songs from The Band’s Last Waltz, raising close to $12,000 for Northwest Harvest, as well as donations of 167 lbs. of food, which provided 56,096 nutritious meals for our communities.

Once again, Seattle’s Tribute to the Last Waltz is teaming up with Seattle Theatre Group and Northwest Harvest for a benefit show paying homage to The Band and their classic 1976 concert, made into the film by Martin Scorsese, and hailed as one of the greatest concert films ever made.

On Friday, November 23rd, 2018 Seattle’s Tribute to the Last Waltz returns to the Neptune Theatre with the fourth annual tribute to The Band’s Farewell Show! Prepare for an unforgettable performance and come sing along to your favorite timeless hits like “The Weight”, “Up on Cripple Creek”, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”, Van Morrison’s “Caravan”, and more!

A full list of guests and additional info can be found at www.thelastwaltztribute.com.

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "THE LAST WALTZ" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/20. Good luck! 

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Win Phosphorescent Tickets!

Phosphorescent is on tour for his newest album C'est La Vie. Catch the act November, 21st at The Neptune

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "PHOSPHORESCENT" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/19. Good luck! 

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Sloucher Live At Easy Street Records - November 16th!

They’ve landed opening slots for acts like Angel Olsen and Guided By Voices and opened the main stage at the 2017 Sasquatch! Music Festival. Two years later, Seattle band Sloucher is releasing what they're heralding as the first truly collaborative record, Be True, on November 16 via Swoon Records. The album builds upon their heavily influenced 90’s sound, prior to recording the band culminated a playlist of artists such as blink-182, Sheryl Crow, Elliot Smith, and more. It’s a testament to the band’s eclectic taste, but also their discerning ears. More often than not, the common denominator became the guitar sounds between the different records. “I feel like people are kind of brushing off guitar rock, it’s not something that’s super cool right now – at least not in the mainstream,” Sloucher’s Jay Clancy says. “So we’re trying to tap into that base of people who are still really into that music and have an appreciation for it.

We will have copies of their new album Be True, available November 16th!

Catch them November 23rd at Barboza with Snuff Redux (Easy Street In-Store Alum) and Red Ribbon (Heeeey!).

But first! Catch them here, live at Easy Street for a street date in-store! 

Friday, November 16th

7 PM

Free & All-ages!

RSVP HERE!

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Win Cat Power Tickets!

Cat Power's new album Wanderer was released to open ears and open arms. Catch her at The Showbox, November 17th!

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "CAT POWER" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/15. Good luck! 

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Win Young Fathers Tickets!

With their wide-spanning spread of Hip Hop, Punk, Dub, Gospel and Pop. You can't really fit the sound of Young Fathers perfectly into a box and that is quite alright. If you haven't dipped into their latest offering, Cocoa Sugar, what are you waiting for? Catch Young Fathers perform with AlgiersNovember 16th at The Showbox.

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "YOUNG FATHERS" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/14. Good luck! 

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J Mascis Live At Easy Street Records! Sunday, November 11th!

Elastic Days, the much anticipated new album by Dinosaur Jr. frontman, J Mascis hits the shelves November 9th. We are excited to host him live at Easy Street on the weekend of his new release. 

His show at the Tractor Taven is sold out, catch him here - Sunday, November 11th at 6pm. This event is free & all-ages!

RSVP HERE!

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Win Rufus Wainwright Tickets!

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of his 1998 self-titled album, Rufus Wainright is touring to select cities around the country. He will be performing material from his first album and it's 2001 follow up Poses. Catch the show on November 14th at The Moore!

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "RUFUS WAINWRIGHT" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/12. Good luck! 

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Win The Devil Makes Three Tickets!

Americana band The Devil Makes Three is on tour showcasing their newest album Chains Are Broken. They are playing a show at The Showbox SoDo, November 8th

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "THE DEVIL MAKES THREE" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/6. Good luck! 

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Win This Will Destroy You Tickets!

Long-running instrumentalists THIS WILL DESTROY YOU will celebrate the tenth anniversary of their eponymous 2008 studio album with shows where they will perform the record in its entirety. The band will also play the coveted Young Mountain album in full. This special show goes down at Neumos, November 7th

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "TWDY" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/5. Good luck! 

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Win Old 97's Holiday Extravaganza Tickets!

The Old 97's are rolling into town and bring their Holiday Extravaganza to The Neptune, November 28th! Performances by DIY Punk Rock Musician Caseymagic and a solo acoustic set by Rhett Miller. We have two pairs of tickets to give away! 

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "OLD 97s" and please include first & last name.

Winner must be able to pick up the tickets at our store in West Seattle. 

We'll draw a winner on 11/5. Good luck! 

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Win Black Lips + Iceage Tickets!

Notorious globetrotters the Black Lips are spending a night in Seattle, playing a show at The Showbox with their friends Iceage! Check them out November 6th, not bad for a Tuesday night!

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "BLACK LIPS" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/2. Good luck! 

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Win The Goon Sax Tickets + Enamel Pin!

Australian indie guitar-pop trio The Goon Sax released their sophomore album in September called We're Not Talking, they are bringing that infectious sound to Barboza, November 5th!

We have tickets and this cool enamel pin to give away! 

Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "THE GOON SAX" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/1. Good luck! 

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Win Of Montreal Tickets!

Get ready for one psychedelic pop experience because Of Montreal is coming to Neumos, October 4th. Their live shows have been described as "Tame Impala meets Justice meets theatrical drag dance party." Sounds like a blast! 

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "OF MONTREAL" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 10/29. Good luck! 

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Win Kyle Craft Tickets!

Maybe you caught him at Sub Pop's 30th Anniversary bash this summer. Or you've had his newest album Full Circle Nightmare on rotation. Kicking off our November concert calendar with Kyle Craft at The Crocodile, November 2nd! 

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "KYLE CRAFT" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 10/30. Good luck! 

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Win True Loves Halloween Soul Soiree Tickets!

Get down to the undead sounds this Halloween with local loves, The True Loves at their Halloween Soul Soiree! Joining them on this frightfully groovin' night, Emerald City Soul Club and Mother Of Pearl. This is all going down Wednesday, October 31st at Neumos

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "TRUE LOVES" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 10/29. Good luck! 

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Southwest Stories Presents Matt Vaughan - Sunday, October 21st!

The time has come, after 30 years, our fearless leader Matt Vaughan has been nudged enough to finally tell the story. He will be speaking this Sunday, October 21st from 2pm-4pm, at this month's Southwest Stories presented in partnership with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library
9010 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126

He will be digging deep and answering some of those burning questions we've always wondered.

What are the origins of Easy Street?

Was he really only 19 years old when he started it?

How has Easy Street gotten through it all, especially in such a tumultuous industry?

What were the high points, the low points?

What secrets has he never divulged?

What are his regrets and what were the great surprises?  

In no particular order, you should expect to hear some fun stories about many of your favorite local bands Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, Alice in Chains, Brandi Carlile, Macklemore, The Head And The Heart, The Presidents and Caspar Babypants.

International luminaries such as Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, John Doe, as well as newer artists like Lana Del Rey, Cage the Elephant, and Car Seat Headrest too.

How has the legacy of Seattle music inspired the store and commandeered the future? How do you maintain such loyal partners such as KEXP, Sub Pop, The Showbox, Neumos, and all those years at the Sasquatch Music Festival? How did the café start and what was the inspiration? How did Record Store Day start and what role did Easy Street play?

You never know, Matt might go off course, but let’s see if we can get the facts, dispel any rumors, and get to the heart and soul of West Seattle’s pride and joy, Easy Street Records. There will be a Q&A afterward so bring any questions you might have.

RSVP here, space is limited.

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Win Mitski Tickets!

Spend Halloween night with this amazing woman, Mitski! Catch her show at the Showbox SoDo, Wednesday, October 31st! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "MITSKI" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 10/29. Good luck! 

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Win Ty Segall (Solo Acoustic) Tickets!

Ty Segall is taking his solo acoustic vibes on tour and you can catch him and his guitar at Neumos, Saturday, October 27th! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "TY SEGALL" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 10/25. Good luck! 

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Win Death From Above Tickets!

Death From Above is playing Neumos, October 25th!

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "DFA" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 10/26. Good luck! 

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Win Danzig 30th Anniversary Tour Tickets!

Someone, or should we say something else is turning 30 this year. In 1988 Glen Danzig kicked off his solo career with self-titled album Danzig! To celebrate the albums dirty thirty, Danzig is going on a short tour during the week of Halloween (how appropriate?) and he is making a stop in Seattle. Catch the show, October 25th at The Showbox SoDo or try your luck winning a pair of tickets to the show. Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "DANZIG" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 10/23. Good luck! 

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Win Tune-Yards + U.S. Girls Tickets & Merch Pack!

Woah! Tune-Yards and U.S. Girls are on tour and they are coming to Seattle, playing a show on October 23rd at The Neptune! Not only are we giving away a pair of tickets to the show but this giveaway also comes with a super cool merch pack!

U.S. Girl "Mad As Hell" foam finger - Tune-Yards water bottle - Tune-Yards + U.S. Girls: Remix 7" split including "Coast to Coast (U.S. Girls Remix)" and "Velvet For Sale (Tune-Yards Remix)"

Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "TUNE-YARDS + US GIRLS" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 10/19. Good luck! 

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Win Davie Bowie - Loving The Alien Prize Pack!

David Bowie Loving The Alien (1983-1988) is the fourth in a series of box sets spanning his entire career from 1967 is out today, available in both CD and LP formats. 

In celebration of the new release, we have everything seen here in this photo (LP box set, tote, litho, slipmat) plus a t-shirt (size large) to giveaway to one super Bowie fan! 

We also have slipmats, totes, and lithographs that are free with any purchase of this box set, while supplies last. 

Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "LOVING THE ALIEN", please include first & last name, and tell us "what is the LP from this box set that you are most excited to listen to first?".

Must be able to pick up the prize at our store in West Seattle. We'll draw a winner on 10/19. Good luck! 

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Win A Signed Swearin' LP!

Swearin' has a new album out Fall Into The Sun and we have a signed LP to giveaway! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "SWEARIN" and please include first & last name with entry.

Must be able to pick up the prize at our store in West Seattle. We'll draw a winner on 10/18. Good luck! 

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Charles Bradley - Black Velvet Out November 9th!

Check out this great time-lapse video of a Charles Bradley mural going up at the intersection of Diversity & Drake in Chicago, featuring the album track "Luv Jones".

The mural is one of many going up around the US and Europe to celebrate the release of Black Velvet, and the life and music of Charles Bradley. Black Velvet is the final album, a collection of 10 songs by the late, great Screaming Eagle of Soul, recorded during the sessions from each of his three albums. Lovingly assembled by his family and family at Dunham Records / Daptone Records.

In addition to the regular formats of Black Velvet, a special limited edition box set will also be available. This set will feature the album in 180g vinyl, a bonus 12" with stripped down mixes and a message from Charles, full color photo book with extended liner notes from Tommy Brenneck, inner sleeves featuring a rare painting of Charles with the true story which inspired the painting, transcribed in Charles' own words and more. 

Black Velvet is out November 9th! Pre-orders are available now.

Charles Bradley Black Velvet Limited Edition Box Set

Charles Bradley Black Velvet LP and CD

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Easy Street Welcomes Foy Vance - Saturday October 6th!

Foy Vance will be at Easy Street, Saturday 10/6 and he is bringing a TV crew with him! We are happy to welcome Foy back to the Easy Street stage for an intimate performance | Doors: 6pm | Show: 6:30pm

Foy is from Belfast, Ireland and is well known to be one of Ed Sheeran’s favorite songwriters and touring partners. Foy has recently toured opening for Elton John as well as Snow Patrol. He has collaborated with some Easy Street faves Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert, and David Holmes.

Foy’s 2013 Joy of Nothing was the #27 best seller of 2013 at Easy Street. So proud to have our Irish brother back. Do not miss this special event!

*This event will be recorded for television

Check full details and RSVP here!

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Win Kamasi Washington Tickets!

Kamai Washingon's sophomore full-length album Heaven & Earth did not disappoint when it was released earlier this summer. Check him out October 17th as he fills The Showbox with otherworldly sounds! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "KAMASI WASHINGTON" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 10/15. Good luck! 

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Win POND Tickets!

Australian psych-rockers POND will be splashing down at The Neptune, October 16th! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "POND" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 10/11. Good luck! 

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MC50 Kick Out The Jams: 50th Anniversary Tour - Super Fan Experience Giveaway!

If you haven't heard MC50 Kick Out The Jams - The 50th Anniversary Tour is landing in Seattle, October 16h at The Showbox! Wayne Kramer celebrates with Kim Thayil of Soundgarden, Brendan Canty of Fugazi, Doug Pinnick of King's X, and Marcus Durant of Zen Guerrilla.

Are you a super MC5 fan? Vinyl department Lars, who is also a big MC5 fan has some trivia questions for you! If you can answer 3 out of the 5 questions correct you will be entered in the drawing to win an MC50 Super Fan Experience package for you and a guest.  

What's a Super Fan Experience Package you may ask?

A pair (2) of general admission floor tickets to the MC50 show at The Showbox on October 16th

Join Wayne Kramer for a no-holds-barred conversation before the show (no topic off limits) including an exclusive look into Wayne's personal guitar collection

Personal photo with Wayne Kramer

Early entry into the venue

On-site host experience

Contest Rules & How To Enter: 

Answer 3 out of 5 questions below correctly gets your name in the hat

1. What was the name of the venue where their debut album was recorded? 
2. Who did singer Rob Tyner take his stage name from? 
3. Name one of the communes or “political parties” the band aligned themselves with. 
Extra credit: what was the slogan most affiliated with their manifesto?
4. Who was their manager & spiritual advisor who was jailed for marijuana possession?
5. What was the first MC5 single released?

One entry per person

 e-mail us with the subject line "MC50" please include your First & Last Name and Phone Number 

We'll draw a winner 10/9. Good Luck!

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Win Two Flaming Lips LPs & Poster!

We have a very cool Flaming Lips prize to giveaway. Reissues of  Priest Driven Ambulance & Death Trippin' Rarities are out now! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "DEATH TRIPPIN" and please include first & last name with entry. Must be able to pick up the prize at our store in West Seattle. We'll draw a winner on 10/8. Good luck! 

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Win Courtney Barnett Tickets!

We are excited to give away a pair of tickets to the upcoming Courtney Barnett show at The Paramount on October 8th. Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "COURTNEY BARNETT" and please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 10/4. Good luck! 

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Win Shannon & The Clams Tickets!

Store favorites and 2018 West Seattle Summer Fest headliners, Shannon & The Clams are back in town playing a show October 3rd, at the Crocodile. We've been loving their new album Onion, so much so we featured a song from it in that infamous video we made earlier this year. Catch Bread & Butter who are sharing the stage, you might also recognize one of the members as a certain vinyl department staff member.  Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "SHANNON & THE CLAMS" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 10/1. Good luck! 

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Win This MC5: Total Assault Prize Pack!

MC5 Total Assault 50th Anniversary Collection Box Set hit the shelves last week and we have an awesome prize pack to giveaway! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "MC5 PRIZE" and please include first & last name with entry. Must be able to pick up the prize at our store in West Seattle. We'll draw a winner on 10/1. Good luck! 

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Pre-Order The Beatles White Album Anniversary Edition!

The Beatles celebrate with four-anniversary editions of the White Album out November 9th, 2018. Presented to you with new mixes in stereo and 5.1 surround audio; expanded with previously unreleased demos and session recordings. The anniversary edition will be available in four different collections, available to pre-order now! 

The Super Deluxe Edition and The Deluxe 3CD Edition

The Deluxe 4 LP Edition and The 2 LP Edition

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Win Signed Devotchka - This Night Falls Forever Test Pressing!

We have signed test pressing of This Night Falls Forever, the new album from the Devotchka to giveaway! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "DEVOTCHKA" and please include first & last name with entry. Must be able to pick up the prize at our store in West Seattle. We'll draw a winner on 9/27. Good luck! 

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Win Mudhoney + The Scientists Tickets!

Local faves Mudhoney are playing a show at The Neptune, September 29th. Joining them Australian garage-punk band The Scientists on their first ever US tour! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "MUDHONEY" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 9/25. Good luck! 

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Watch A New Clip From Upcoming M.I.A. Documentary!

M.I.A. has released a new clip from the upcoming documentary MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. that premiered at this year's Sundance festival and won the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award. The documentary, directed by Stephen Loveridge, pulls from a collection of personal video footage from the past 22 years, chronicling her journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.

MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. hit theatres in the US September 28th! 

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Win Trevor Powers Tickets!

Trevor Powers fka Youth Lagoon released his first album under his new name, Mulberry Violence. Catch him performing at Barboza, September 27th. Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "TREVOR POWERS" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 9/24. Good luck! 

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Win Led Zeppelin The Song Remains The Same Prize Pack!

To celebrate the release of Led Zeppelin's expanded box set version of their 1976 live album and concert film The Song Remains The Same, We have this sweet prize package to giveaway! This one includes the 4 LP (180 gram) vinyl box set that includes a 28 page book featuring band photos, stills from the film and an essay from Cameron Crowe. We are also throwing in this exclusive Led Zeppelin hoodie (size large) that has the album art on the back. 

Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "LED ZEPPELIN" and please include first & last name with entry. Must be able to pick up the prize at our store in West Seattle. We'll draw a winner on 9/21. Good luck!

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Win A Signed Death Cab For Cutie LP!

We've got a signed copy of Death Cab For Cutie's new album Thank You For Today to giveaway to one lucky winner! Could it be you? Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "DEATH CAB" and please include first & last name with entry. Winner must be able to pick up the prize at our store in West Seattle. We'll draw a winner on 9/20. Good luck!

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Win Chelsea Wolfe + Russian Circles Tickets!

Is it Halloween yet? Let the haunting, dark sounds of Chelsea Wolfe + Russian Circles kick off witching season with a show at The Showbox, September 25th. Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "CHELSEA WOLFE" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 9/20. Good luck! 

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Win Presets Tickets!

Get yourself ready for a live performance dance party! Australian electronic duo The Presets are bringing the fun to Seattle, playing a show at Neumos, September 24th. Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "PRESETS" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 9/19. Good luck! 

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Bumbershoot 2018 Wrap-Up!

View Our Complete Bumbershoot Photo Albums on Facebook!


SZA - Photo: Megan Raventos

I’m Oli Moseley, 19 and grown in West Seattle. This is my seventh year covering Bumbershoot for Easy Street! These are some highlights over the weekend:

SassyBlack


SassyBlack - Photo: Paul Moseley

Oh mama, SassyBlack was great, unpredictable, and dynamic, to say the least. She began the show with “I heard you’re supposed to lie about your age. I told everyone I was 32 when I was 31,” and sprinkled very comical and revealing statements throughout her set. Freeform doo’s and dah’s were born into the air as Sassy hit her silicon drum pads. Her modern jazz flow floated over self-recorded harmonies, luminescent synths, and computer-generated 808s. The performance was a conversation with the crowd that shattered the “perfect famous” image through comedy and rawness.

Similar artist- Erykah Badu

jo passed


jo passed - Photo: Paul Moseley

Vancouver band jo passed put on the kind of show all the cool kids in a 2000’s movie would go to. Their dimensional math rock was dynamic and bashy, contradictory to their soft and humble presence between the songs. Tumbling, tropical notes were met by ringing gothic vocals and guitar licks that would pierce the roof of your mouth. Individually, each member was uncontainable, spilling over the edges with soft rage. But their chemistry as a whole was impressive as they bounced off each others' energy so easily in an ecosystemic dynamic.

Similar Artist- Palm

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Get Back To School Ready - Easy Street Style!

It's that time of year again. The seasons are changing and the nights are getting cooler and the books are calling. Why not rep your favorite local record store with some fresh Easy Street gear! Classic hoodies and tees, beanies, patchs and more are in stock. Available in-store and online!

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Win Liz Phair Tickets!

Liz Phair is coming back to Seattle with her Amps On The Lawn tour and she is bringing Speedy Ortiz with her! Catch the show at The Showbox, September 18th. Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "LIZ PHAIR" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 9/12. Good luck! 

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Win El Ten Eleven Tickets!

El Ten Eleven has a new album out Banker's Hill. Catch the duo playing a live show at The Crocodile on September 14th. Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "EL TEN ELEVEN" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 9/11. Good luck! 

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Win Leon Bridges Tickets!

Leon Bridges and Khruangbin have been top sellers in the store and are on tour together. They are playing at WaMu theatre on September 14th, this show is not to be missed! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "LEON BRIDGES" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 9/10. Good luck! 

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Win A Signed Say Hi LP!

Seattle indie band Say Hi is back with a new album Caterpillar Centipede out on September 7th! Eric Elbogen personally handed us a signed copy to giveaway to one lucky winner! Thanks Eric! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "SAY HI" and please include first & last name with entry. Must be able to pick up the prize at our store in West Seattle. We'll draw a winner on 9/7. Good luck! 

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Win The Growlers Tickets!

The Growlers are taking a piece of their famed Beach Goth party on tour and they are hitting Seattle with two shows at The Neptune theatre on September 7th & 8th! We are giving a pair of tickets away for each night! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "THE GROWLERS" and please include first & last name and let us know if you want to go Friday or Saturday with entry. We'll draw a winner on 9/5. Good luck! 

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Win Dave Mason & Steve Cropper Tickets!

Dave Mason (Traffic) and Steve Cropper (Booker T. & the M.G.s / The Blues Brothers) are pairing up and coming to Seattle on their Rock & Soul Revue Tour. They will be playing at The Neptune theatre on Septermber 19th.  We have two pairs of tickets to giveway! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Mason & Cropper" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 9/4. Good luck! 

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Tash Sultana Prize Pack Giveaway!

Tash Sultana's debut album "Flow State" is out on Aug 31. Enter for the chance to win a special Tash prize pack - including an exclusive signed poster and other new merch!  Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "FLOW STATE" and please include first & last name with entry. Must be able to pick up the prize at our store in West Seattle. We'll draw a winner on 8/31. Good luck! 

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Bumbershoot Ticket Giveaway!

Bumbershoot Ticket Giveaway!

Are you ready for Bumbershoot 2018? Seattle's premier arts & music festival takes over the Seattle Center grounds on Labor Day Weekend (8/31-9/2)! This year's heavy hitters include The Chainsmokers, Lil Wayne, RL Grime, Ludacris, J Cole, Illenium, Chromeo, SZA, Fleet Foxes, Portugal. The Man, Phoenix, Blondie, Cold War Kids, Young Thug, Noah Gundersen, and so many more! We're giving away single-day passes for all three days of Bumbershoot 2018! Enter to win a pair by e-mailing us with the subject line "Bumbershoot" followed by the day you'd like to attend (e.g. Bumbershoot Friday) ... but that's not all.... In the body of the e-mail include your first & last name AND tell us why you wanna go on that day...who are you excited to see? We'll draw winners on Friday, 8/24. Good luck!

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Win Modest Mouse Tickets & Poster!

It's time for an adventure! Can't think of a better way to spend the last days of summer on a road trip to Port Townsend to see an awesome outdoor concert! We have a very cool Modest Mouse prize package to giveaway, a pair of tickets to their show at McCurdy Pavilion Lawn and this awesome show poster! Winner must be able to pick up tickets and poster at our store in West Seattle. Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "MODEST MOUSE" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 8/21. Good luck! 

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Bid High For Pearl Jam Home Fund! More Rare & One Of A Kind Items Added!

Bid high on these rare and one of the kind Pearl Jam items to help fight homelessness in Seattle. As the population swells in Seattle, housing is being built to meet the demand but many of options are not affordable to many residents of the city. Easy Street Records in banding together with Pearl Jam's effort to fight this noble fight. All of the proceeds on our ebay auctions and 10% of sales (on August 8th & 10th) in our shop and cafe will be donated to The Home Fund

All of the auctions are live HERE with only a few days left on a couple listings!

This is what's been added:

The large 7'x7' Pearl Jam Hall of Fame Danny Clinch x Chaun Osburn display that has been hanging in our Pearl Jam Pop-up

A very rare Eddie Vedder poster from his secret show and first solo performance at Kenyon Hall - West Seattle from 2008. Designed by Eddie Vedder and Brad Klausen.

Framed photograph by Boosty Holler from the infamous Pearl Jam Live At Easy Street performance. This one has been on display in our shop, only two ever made. This listing also includes a sealed, out of print CD from the night's performance

To learn more about what The Home Shows and The Home Fund are all about heck out this video where Stone Gossard and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam talk with youth advocate Azia Ruff about what success looks like to them for The Home Shows initiative.

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Easy Street Looking To Hire Full Time Sales Clerk/Music Fanatic!

Hey music lovers! Easy Street is looking for a friendly, outgoing and motivated customer service star to join our team! We are looking to fill one full-time position, MUST have an open, flexible schedule and available for opening, closing and weekend shifts.

The ideal candidate has good knowledge of music, a self starter, and is very reliable. Interested? Think you've got what it takes and would be a great addition to the team? E-mail your resume to us or bring it to the store!

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Win Tickets To Sera Cahoone!

Join Sera Cahoone and her band as they celebrate her 20th anniversary in Seattle with the first ever vinyl release of her debut album SERA CAHOONE on August 23rd at Neumos. Sera and the band will be performing the debut album in sequence, and will be joined by special guests - Moon Palace and Hyways (who played an in-store here on Record Store Day!). Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "SERA CAHOONE" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 8/20. Good luck! 

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Win Passes To The Gigantic Bicycle Festival!

Take a ride in beautiful Snoqualmie, WA with other like minded bike & music enthusiasts at this years Gigantic Bicycle Festival. The festival runs all weekend at Centennial Fields Park in Snoqualmie, WA from August 24th to the 26th and includes rides, music from local NW bands, camping and more! We have two sets of passes to giveaway (one set of two passes / one set of three passes) for the whole weekend + camping. Enter to win passes by e-mailing us with the subject line "GIGANTIC BICYCLE FESTIVAL" and please include first & last name and if you'd like 2 passes or 3 passes with entry. Must be able to pick up the passes at our store in West Seattle. We'll draw a winner on 8/17. Good luck! 

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Donate To The Home Fund! Signed Eddie Vedder Billboard & More!

Donate To The Home Fund! Signed Eddie Vedder Billboard & More!

We have a couple items up for auction to dontate to Pearl Jam's Home Fund.  The first items is a one of a kind billboard of Eddie Vedder’s Ukulele Songs, installed on the café side of Easy Street Records June 1, 2011. The Benaroya Hall sold out dates of July 15 and 16 are noted on the billboard as well. After 6 months, the billboard was moved to the other side of the café and remained there until now.
At some point, Eddie had found himself on the deck of Easy Street next to his billboard and made a few illustrations and autographed it. What does WSHC mean? As of today and throughout the month of August, this billboard will be on display along the fence of the balcony at Easy Street. This is an auction only item and all proceeds will go to the Pearl Jam Home Fund. This auction is open to all, winner is responsible for any and all shipping fees. Bid Here!
The second item comes from the Easy Street safety deposit box….

From the infamous and legendary Easy Street Records surprise instore performance April 29, 2005. Brad Klausen designed, screen printed, 18x25. Brad gave Matt Vaughan the first 10, not numbered, not signed. The instore was attended by Easy Street staff and record store retailers that happened to be in town for the 10 Year Anniversary of the Coalition of Independent Music Stores that Easy Street was hosting. Bid Here!

Auctions starts now and will be open for 10 days!

Happy Bidding and Good Luck!

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Win Amen Dunes Tickets!

Amen Dunes is in town playing at the Crocodile on Monday August 13th and we can't wait! We are super excited to have a pair of tickets to giveaway to one lucky winner. Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "AMEN DUNES" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 8/10. Good luck! 

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Win Tickets to Rodriguez!

Rodriguez is playing an intimate show at The Moore on August 12th and we have a pair of tickets to giveaway! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "RODRIGUEZ" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 8/10. Good luck! 

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Win Tickets To Nikki Lane!

Yippee-ki-yay! Highway Queen Nikki Lane is coming to The Crocodile on Sunday, August 12th! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "NIKKI LANE" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 8/10. Good luck! 

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Win Tickets To Belly!

90's rock band Belly released their first album in 23 years called Dove! They will be playing a show at The Neptune theatre Sunday, August 12th and we have a pair of tickets to giveaway! Revitalize some 90's nostalgia or create some new ones! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "BELLY" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 8/10. Good luck! 

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Win Tickets to Timber Timbre!

Timber Timbre is a band that continues to evolve with each album they create, almost reinventing their sound but still retain their cinematic dark moody disposition. If you missed them during their tour for their latet album Sincerely, Future Pollution you are in luck! Small intimate shows are the perfect way to see this band live and they are performing at Barboza on August 11th. 

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Timber Timbre" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 8/7. Good luck! 

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Win Tickets To The Cave Singers!

Easy Street In-Store alum and Seattle band The Cave Singers are playing a show at Neumos on August 10th! We have a pair of tickets to giveaway to one lucky winner.

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Cave Singers" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 8/7. Good luck! 

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Enter To Win Flaming Lips Prize Pack!

Enter To Win Flaming Lips Prize Pack!

HAVE YOU HEARD!? Reissues of three classic Flaming Lips albums (Hear It Is, Oh My Gawd!!!..., Telepathic Surgery) are available now! We've got this super cool megaphone signed by Wayne Coyne and 3 LPs to give away to one lucky winner! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Flaming Lips Megaphone" and please include first & last name with entry. Winner must be able to pick up prize at our store in West Seattle within one month of notification. A winner will be drawn on 8/6 Good luck!

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Win Tickets To Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks!

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks album Sparkle Hard on Domino and Matador Records is so good we couldn't keep it in stock! Now is your chance to see them on stage at The Neptune August 4th 2018 with Soccer Mommy who played Sasquatch this year! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Sparkle Hard" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 8/2. Good luck! 

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Help Save The Showbox From The Wrecking Ball!

Help Save The Showbox From The Wrecking Ball!

We were shocked and saddened to learn that our beloved historic Showbox At The Market music venue is facing demolition to make room for a 44-story building with 442 residential units. In fact,judging from the avalanche of social media postings we witnessed yesterday, thousands of music fans here and beyond were blindsided by the news. The Showbox opened in 1939 as "Seattle's newest dine and dance rendezvous," hosting acts such as Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Nat King Cole, and Mae West, before closing in 1948. According to the Seattle Times, the venue reopened several times in different incarnations - a theater, dance club, even a furniture store. In the late '70s it reopened again as a Jewish bingo hall, whose owners allowed music promoters to put on occasional shows. This led to the "Modern Productions" era, which was the name of a very motivated local promotion company. They proceeded to bring up-and-coming new wave and punk acts from across the country - and across the pond - to the venue.

In 1980 alone, the Showbox hosted Devo, The Police, The Specials, The Jam, 999, XTC, Ultravox, The Ramones, The Cramps, Gang Of 4, Squeeze, The Undertones, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Psychedelic Furs, Iggy Pop, Dead Boys and many others. The majority of these shows were opened by local new wave/punk bands, giving them much-needed support in an otherwise desolate club scene. The Modern Productions reign lasted only a year before they passed the torch to Steve Pritchard, who continued bringing exciting new acts to the venue. In 1985, the venue shut down once again until 1990, when it reopened as a comedy club. In 1996, the Showbox Music Club was born, and began hosting big acts on a steady basis. Twelve years later, worldwide entertaiment & sports conglomerate AEG Live purchased the Showbox's lease, and Easy Street is proud to have been a longtime promoter of their events over the years. In recent years, we've seen the likes of Pearl Jam, Prince, Soundgarden, Queens Of The Stone Age and Macklemore play the Showbox, as well as countless others. However, the Vancouver BC-based Onni Group owns the property, and they're ready to raze what is possibly the best-sounding venue of its size in our city.

So there's the history....now, what can we do to save the Showbox? It is currently unclear whether the Showbox could be designated a historical landmark (trust us, it's a tricky process), but nearly 60,000 people have signed a petition to send to the City of Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board. Sign it!

The following action steps are listed on the newly-created Save The Showbox group on Facebook (which you should join!)

LET'S DO THIS!!

Share your views and support of the Showbox by contacting the following officials:

Sarah Sodt City Historic Preservation Officer, Coordinator for Downtown, South Lake Union, First Hill, and Pike/Pine
Email:sarah.sodt@seattle.gov
Phone:(206) 615-1786

Dow Constantine, King County Executive
E-mail: kcexec@kingcounty.gov
Main phone: 206-263-9600

Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles
Email: jeanne.kohl-welles@kingcounty.gov
Office phone: 206-477-1004

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda
Email: Teresa.Mosqueda@seattle.gov
Phone: 206-684-8806

Find your city council reps here: https://www.seattle.gov/council/meet-the-council

List of upcoming council meetings: https://www.seattle.gov/council/calendar

Showbox staff have created a email address saveshowbox@gmail.com to have people write in letters of support. Or else drop off handwritten letters at the venue. They say these letters are important as they only have a small window to apply for landmark status otherwise their next window isn’t for another 5 years. There’s also a twitter account @saveshowbox that’s trying to help spread the word on Twitter.

Petitions! There are quite a few online petitions that have been floating around in here, here's a few of them. Feel free to sign one or all!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/541/732/434/

https://www.change.org/p/city-of-seattle-landmarks-preserva…

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Grateful Dead Framed Print Giveaway!

Grateful Dead Framed Print Giveaway!

Greatful Dead continues with it's 50th Anniversary reissue series with Anthem Of The Sun Deluxe Edition out now! In honor of the release of this limited deluxe edition upon it's golden anniversary we have a beautiful framed print of the band hanging out in the streets of San Francisco to giveaway! Enter to win it by e-mailing us and tell us one bizarre but true fact about the band with the subject line "Grateful Dead" and please include first & last name with entry. Winner must be able to pick up prize at our store in West Seattle within one month after notification. Good luck!

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Easy Street Celebrates 30 Years With 30% Off All CDs During The Month Of July!

We love CDs here at Easy Street! In fact we love 'em so much, we're practically giving them away during the month of July! We're celebrating our 30 years in business by offering 30% off ALL new & used CDs (except sale items) during the whole month. Come & get 'em before things get out of hand!

*Sale does not apply to online purchases, cannot be combined with other promotions.

Directed by: Ryan Cory // http://ryancory.com

Starring The Easy Street Staff
Featuring The Loyal Patrons of West Seattle
Guest Appearances by: Caspar Babypants & KEXP's Kevin Cole
Song “If You Could Know” by: Shannon & The Clams 
Original Design by: Chaun Osburn (http://madebychaun.com)

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Enter To Win A Wimps Garbage People Test Pressing!

Enter To Win A Wimps Garbage People Test Pressing!

Do you like punk rock? Have you heard the new album Garbage People by Seattle band Wimps? We have a test pressing and poster pack to giveaway to one lucky winner. You can catch them in action playing Bumbershoot August 31st! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Garbage People" and please include first & last name with entry. Winner must be able to pick up prize at our store in West Seattle within one month after notification. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To Death Cab For Cutie!

Win Tickets To Death Cab For Cutie!

STG Presents is celebrating the 90th birthday of the Paramount with a big night of festivities starting at 5pm with a FREE outdoor celebration on 9th Avenue between Pike and Pine Streets, hosted by Nancy Guppy, with performances including aSassyBlack Pride Showcase featuring local LGBTQIA performers. The event will also include a 21+ cash bar located on Pine Street, as well as a free Re:definition gallery viewing and poster art prints in the Paramount Lobby Bar.

This will be followed by an 8pm performance by Death Cab For Cutie w/guests Khu.éex’, The Black Tones, and DJ Stas THEE Boss at the Paramount! Tickets to this show were offered up for free a couple months back, and they went quickly, but we managed to snag a pair of guest list spots for one very lucky winner! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Happy Birthday!" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 6/21. Good luck and Happy Birthday to our friends at the Paramount/STG!

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Win Tickets To Michael Rault!

Win Tickets To Michael Rault!

We're really enjoying It's A New Day Tonight, the sunny new psych-pop record by Michael Rault, out now on Daptone Records' rock imprint, Wick Records! If you like it as much as we do, you won't wanna miss the opportunity to catch him at the Crocodile on June 24th! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Oh, Clever Boy," and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 6/21. Good luck!

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Album Review: Erin Rae - "Putting On Airs"

Album Review: Erin Rae - "Putting On Airs"

By Ian Bremner / OldRookie.com

Do not mistake Erin Rae’s soft, breezy sound for equally lighthearted subject matter. There is some dark shit on her new record, Putting On Airs. If listening purely on the surface, the album is insanely pretty, with stunning vocals. If listening with a close ear pressed to the songs, you’ll hear tales of mental health, deep family history, and quiet moments of talking to God alone.

Erin Rae went up to Appleton, Wisconsin, to record the album with co-producers Dan Knobler and Jerry Bernhardt at Cory Chisel’s Refuge Arts Center. The record’s short-story feel and her Nashville roots may get her lumped in with today’s current country music resurgence, but nothing about Putting On Airs is inherently “country.” It’s more Roy Orbison meets Neko Case if anything, and even that is typecasting more than necessary.

While no one in their right mind would compare their voices, the album cover could remind you of something Tom Waits would enjoy. Though similarly to Waits’ work, Putting On Airs is a songwriter laying it all out on the line. That is about where the comparisons end. Erin Rae’s story is entirely her own, and we’re all lucky she chose to share.

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Win Tickets To CHON!

Win Tickets To CHON!

San Diego instro-math-rock band CHON is coming to the Neptune on 6/21 to polish up addition and subtraction skillz, while perhaps multiplying layers in the process, and dividing & conquering for a grand finale! Their new album, Homey, drops this Friday! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Waterslide" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 6/19. Good luck!

Rather play safe? Buy tickets here!

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Pre-Order New Dawes Album & Get Bonus CD Sampler!

Pre-Order New Dawes Album & Get Bonus CD Sampler!

The new album by Dawes, Passwords, is coming at ya on 6/22! Pre-order it from us at the store and we'll give you a FREE 5-song Passwords CD sampler to take home with you! Four songs are from the new album, and the fifth is a live version of one of the songs included. This offer is only good for pre-orders taken at our store...we will not ship sampler. Track list is as follows:

1. Living In The Future
2. Crack The Case
3. Telescope
4. Never Gonna Say Goodbye
5. Crack The Case (Live Version)

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Enter To Win Signed Wallows Vinyl!

Enter To Win Signed Wallows Vinyl!

We're pretty excited about Wallows, an L.A. band newly signed to Atlantic Records. You may know singer Dylan Minette from the popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, but his power pop trio with Braeden LeMasters and Cole Preston has been playing for ten years now...pretty impressive for a 21-year-old! Billboard calls their sound "breezy West Coast power-pop with a sharper rock edge, like if The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas camped out on the beach with Weezer for a few weeks." Their new EP, Spring, was recently sprung on us, and we have a signed pink/green swirly vinyl copy of it to give away free to one lucky winner! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Spring" and please include first & last name with entry. Winner must be able to pick up prize at our store in West Seattle within one month of notification. Good luck!

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Enter To Win A Ramones Prize Pack!

Enter To Win A Ramones Prize Pack!

Have you picked up any of Rhino's fab new remastered Ramones vinyl?? Well, if not, here a chance for you to get your hands on some - for FREE! Enter to win a Ramones Prize Pack, which includes three remastered Ramones albums - Ramones, Leave Home, and Rocket To Russia - on 180-gram vinyl. PLUS we'll also throw in a copy of Danny Fields' photo book, "My Ramones" to sweeten the deal! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Ramones Vinyl!" and please include first & last name with entry. Winner must be able to pick up prize at our store in West Seattle within one month of notification. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To Minus The Bear!

Win Tickets To Minus The Bear!

Minus The Bear is wrapping up their tour celebrating the ten-year anniversary of their third album, Planet Of Ice, with a show at the Showbox on June 13th! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Knights" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 5/31. Good luck!

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Win An Otis Redding Prize Pack!

To mark the 50th anniversary of Otis Redding's best-selling single "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay," Rhino Records has compiled, for the first time ever on one album, the tracks recorded on Redding's last studio session. Although the individual tracks have been previously released across a smattering of posthumous albums and compilations, this marks the first time they have been assembled to resemble what this album could possibly have been. Rhino has provided a sweet Otis prize package to give away to one lucky winner, which includes the Dock Of The Bay Sessions album on vinyl, a limited edition hatch show print poster, and a copy of the Jonathan Gould book, Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life. Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Dock Of The Bay" and please include first & last name with entry. Winner must be able to pick up prize at our store in West Seattle within one month of notification. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard!

Win Tickets To King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard!

Freakie Aussies King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are touring in support of the five albums they released last year, including the multiple versions of their album, Polygondwanaland. They'll be at the Showbox SoDo on June 6th, and we've got a pair of free tickets here at the shop to give away. Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Polygondwanaland" and please include first & last name with entry. Winner must be able to pick up tickets at our store in West Seattle. We'll draw winner on 5/29. Good luck!  

Rather play it safe? Buy tickets here!

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Win Tickets To King Tuff!

Win Tickets To King Tuff!

It's good to be King, and it's better to be King Tuff, who's riding a wave of kudos & praises after releasing his addictive new album on Sub Pop, The Other! He's coming to the Crocodile to give us a taste of it on June 1st. Enter to win tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Psycho Star" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 5/30. Good luck!

Rather not leave things to chance? Buy tickets here!

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Win Tickets To The Wonder Years!

Win Tickets To The Wonder Years!

Philly pop-punkers The Wonder Years are coming to the Showbox on May 25th, with special guests Tiny Moving Parts, Tigers Jaw, and Worriers! They're touring in support of their latest album, Sister Cities, and we're giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky winner. Please note: Winner must be able to pick up tickets at our store in West Seattle. Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "The Wonder Years!" and please include first & last name with entry. Good luck!

Rather play it safe? Buy tickets here!

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Enter To Win A Ray LaMontagne 10" 78 RPM Test Pressing!

Enter To Win A Ray LaMontagne 10" 78 RPM Test Pressing!

Here's something you don't see every day...a 10" white label test pressing of Ray LaMontagne's "Such A Simple Thing" on 78 RPM! The song is from his brand new album, Part Of The Light, which is out today, and we're offering you a chance to win this impossibly rare collector's item by e-mailing us with the subject line "Ray On 78!" and please include first & last name with entry. Winner must be able to pick up prize at our store in West Seattle within one month of notification. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To Sofi Tukker!

Win Tickets To Sofi Tukker!

New York jungle house duo Sofi Tukker are gonna turn the Showbox into a giant dance party on May 20! Wanna go? Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Drinkee" and please include first & last name with entry. We're drawing a winner on 5/18. Good luck!

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Celebrate The Paramount's 90th Anniversary With A FREE Death Cab For Cutie Concert!

Celebrate The Paramount's 90th Anniversary With A FREE Death Cab For Cutie Concert!

STG Presents is throwing a doozy of party on June 23rd! The Paramount 90th Anniversary Celebration: The People's Theatre, will feature a FREE Death Cab for Cutie concert at The Paramount 6/23 at 8pm. The concert, hosted by comic Hari Kondabolu, also features special guests Khu.éex' (featuring Preston Singletary, Captain Raab, Skerik, Hans Teuber, Tim Kennedy, Tark Abouzid, Denny Stern, Gene Tagaban, Nahaan ,Sondra Segundo), The Black Tones, and DJ Stas THEE Boss. Tickets are required and doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are available only through Ticketmaster Verified Fan®. Registration is open now until Friday, May 18 at 10am PT.

Go here to register.

The show is general admission with a two-ticket limit per attendee. Seating will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about the Ticketmaster Verified Fan® process, visit this page.

The event also features a FREE outdoor celebration on 9th Avenue between Pike and Pine Streets, hosted by Nancy Guppy, with performances including a SassyBlack Pride Showcase featuring local LGBTQIA performers, Lieu Quan Lion Dance Team, Apna Bhangra Crew, NW Tap Connection with music by Shakiah Danielson and Levi Ware, Ten Man Brass Band, Seattle Kokon Taiko, and Seattle Women's Steel Pan Project. The event will also include a 21+ cash bar located on Pine Street, as well as a free Re:definition gallery viewing and poster art prints in the Paramount Lobby Bar. The outdoor celebration is non-ticketed and will take place from 5pm to 8pm.

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Win Tickets To BowieVision & Purple Mane!

Win Tickets To BowieVision & Purple Mane!

Seattle tribute bands BowieVision & Purple Mane teamed up around this time last year to celebrate the music of David Bowie & Prince, two musical geniuses that left us far too soon. Now both are coming back to Neumos for a 21+ show this Friday, 5/18! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Scary Monsters Go Crazy" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 5/17. Good luck!

Rather play it safe? Buy tickets here!

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Win Tickets To Afghan Whigs & Built To Spill!

Win Tickets To Afghan Whigs & Built To Spill!

Don't miss the heavyweight championship bout of the month when Greg Dulli's Afghan Whigs battle Doug Martsch's Built To Spill for indie rock supremacy! It all goes down at the the Showbox on May 15th & 16th, and we're giving away a pair of tickets for the 5/16 show. Enter to win now by e-mailing us with the subject line "Built To Spill/Afghan Whigs" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 5/15. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To Mount Kimbie!

Win Tickets To Mount Kimbie!

British experimental electronic duo Mount Kimbie will be at Neumos for a 21+ show on May 16th! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Mount Kimbie!" and please include first & last name with entry. We'lll draw a winner on 5/15. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To Washed Out!

Win Tickets To Washed Out!

Ready for vacation? Take one in your mind when Washed Out (aka Ernest Greene) brings his dreamy chillwave sounds to the Neptune on May 14th! Enter to win a free pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Mister Mellow" (the title of his latest album) and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner Friday, 5/11. Good luck!

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Album Review: Damien Jurado - "The Horizon Just Laughed"

Album Review: Damien Jurado - "The Horizon Just Laughed"

By Ian Bremner / OldRookie.com

Damien Jurado went completely off the grid. He was in the midst of his 50 State Tour, in which he picked a state and played several shows in small towns all across the state. Perhaps it got him in touch with a new state of mind which inspired his new and 13th album, The Horizon Just Laughed. Fresh off a magnificent trilogy of records produced by Richard Swift, Jurado self-produced his latest effort. Like Maraqopa and it’s psychedelia-infused successors, The Horizon Just Laughed started as a dream. Where it differs is the overall tone and sound.

Jurado has always had the knack of infusing names of cities or people into his songs. They provide context and a story-arch for the tune. Oftentimes they are completely made up and yet it doesn’t matter. The listener is right there with Jurado as if it were a real place. After all, Maraqopa is not a real place, but if you listen to Brothers and Sisters of The Eternal Sun enough times, you may beg to disagree.

The setting in the new album is not exactly a physical place, but a look into Damien Jurado’s mind. It is not simply spewing observations or songwriter-y metaphors, but more so conversations with himself. The names he references now are made up TV characters or books in which he is lost in.

The strings, background harmony singers, and subtle guitar strums seem to coincide with the beat of dripping raindrops, making The Horizon Just Laughed a very Northwest record, but also very worldly and universal.

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Win Tickets To Ariel Pink, DIIV & Acid Tongue!

Win Tickets To Ariel Pink, DIIV & Acid Tongue!

The traveling festival known as Desert Daze Caravan II, starring Ariel Pink, DIIV, & Acid Tongue is coming to the Neptune on May 11th! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "DDCII" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 5/10. Good luck!

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Win A Shakey Graves Test Pressing!

Win A Shakey Graves Test Pressing!

Shakey Graves' new album, Can't Wake Up, is out today, and it seems that he's changing it up a bit. NPR elaborates: "On Can't Wake Up, his fifth album, he gambles with the very formula that brought him fame. Armed with new instruments and a lifetime of dreams, he forgoes his boot-stomping, cheeky folk for a sound that fluctuates between finely-tuned rock and full-band pop."

We're giving away a double vinyl test pressing of Can't Wake Up, so shake it off sleepyhead, and enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Cops & Robbers" and please include your first & last name with entry. Winner must be able to pick up prize at our store in West Seattle within one month of notification. Good luck!

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Enter To Win Horse Feathers Tickets & Vinyl!

Enter To Win Horse Feathers Tickets & Vinyl!

Portland folk-rockers Horse Feathers will drop their sixth full length, Appreciation, on Kill Rock Stars this Friday. Then they'll be heading north to give us Seattle folk a taste of it on May 10th at the Tractor Tavern (21+). We're giving away a pair of guest list spots to the show and a very limited swirled colored vinyl of Appreciation! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Without Applause" and please include first & last name with entry. Winner must be able to pick up vinyl at our store in West Seattle with one month of notification. We'll draw a winner on 5/8. Good luck!

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Album Review: King Tuff - "The Other"

Album Review: King Tuff - "The Other"

By Ian Bremner / Old Rookie

Kyle Thomas was not sure he wanted to keep doing music. He wasn’t sure of his next move. After years of making records and touring as King Tuff, Thomas had spent a year or so touring as Ty Segall’s guitarist, among other projects trying to figure out what to do next with his own material.

Four years removed from his most recent album, Black Moon Spell, King Tuff is back with a new sunny-day funk infused collection of feel-good tunes. The source of the inspiration was not so feel-good however. Lyrically and thematically, King Tuff’s new album, The Other, is somewhat of a rediscovery of himself. Songs like "Thru The Cracks" and "Psycho Star" may sound like upbeat numbers, but they have dark undertones of despair.

Having spent most of years in the psychedelic garage-rock world, the present-day King Tuff uses the experiments of new sounds to bring the songs to life. Still a guitar man at heart, the hardcore riffs are replaced by glittery guitar sounds and disco beats. The track "Neverending Sunshine" sounds like something that could have been produced by Dr. Dre. Though Snoop Dogg does NOT, in fact, make an appearance on The Other, it still fully transmits that laid back West Coast vibe.

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Win Tickets To Peter Hook & The Light!

Win Tickets To Peter Hook & The Light!

Joy Division & New Order co-founder/bassist Peter Hook is bringing The Light (his band) to the Neptune on May 10th to perform Joy Division and New Order's legendary Factory Records compilation albums Substance live, sequentially and in their entireties! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Substance," and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 5/9. Good luck!

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Watch Lilly Hiatt's New "Records" Video Shot At Easy Street!

Lilly Hiatt and her band were in town in February to play the Moore, and while they were here, they stopped by Easy Street to shoot a video for their ode to vinyl and life on the road, "Records." The song is the third single from her latest album, Trinity Lane, on New West Records. We love Lilly, and we love this video. Enjoy!!

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Win Tickets To Preoccupations At Barboza!

Win Tickets To Preoccupations At Barboza!

Canadian post-punk band Preoccupations (formerly known as Viet Cong) are touring in support of their new album, the aptly titled New Material! Seattle fans are fortunate to get to witness a Preoccupations show - always SO good! -  in the intimate space of Barboza (21+) two nights in a row - May 10th & 11th! We're giving away a pair of tickets to the May 10th show...enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Disarray" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 5/9. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To Eric B. & Rakim!

Win Tickets To Eric B. & Rakim!

Classic hip-hop duo Eric B. & Rakim have reunited for their first extensive U.S. tour in 20 years, and they'll be hittin' it hard at the Showbox on May 6th with special guest Yo-Yo! Wanna go? Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Paid In Full" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 5/4. Good luck!

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Easy Street Looking To Hire Full Time Sales Clerk/Music Fanatic!

Easy Street Looking To Hire Full Time Sales Clerk/Music Fanatic!

Hey music lovers! Easy Street is looking for a friendly, outgoing and motivated customer service star to join our team! Full-time position, MUST be able to work weekends & nights, have good knowledge of music and be very reliable. Interested? E-mail your resume to us or bring it to the store!

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Thanks For An Amazing Record Store Day!

Thanks to you, Record Store Day 2018 was an off-the-charts success! We hope you were able to get the records you wanted, and had a fun time doing so! Big thanks to Noah Gundersen and HYWAYS for their great in-stores, and to all of you for joining us. See ya next year!

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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.

PLEASE NOTE:

We will be closing our vinyl loft at 6pm on Friday, 4/20, to prepare for Record Store Day! 

We cannot buy any vinyl, CDs, DVDs, tapes, etc on Record Store Day!

Limit of one of each RSD item per customer!

We cannot redeem LP club cards on RSD unless they are already full before purchase!

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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

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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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Win A Signed King Tuff Print!

It's new release Friday, and the sizzlin' new record this week is King Tuff's The Other, out today on Sub Pop! Enter to win this amazing signed print of Tuffy in his natural element...the recording studio, by e-mailing us with the subject line "Psycho Star" and please include first & last name with entry. Winner must be able to pick up print at our store in West Seattle within one month of notification. Good luck!

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Record Store Day 2018 Staff Picks: Lars' List!

Record Store Day 2018 Staff Picks: Lars' List!

Nine days till Record Store Day 2018, and our staff continues to deliver their recommendations! Today, the spotlight's on sales clerk/vinyl buyer/Bread & Butter guitarist Lars...niiiice list, man!

Redd Kross - Third Eye - LP

Third Eye is the major-label debut album by Redd Kross, released by Atlantic Records in 1990. The album has been unavailable in recent years, and has not been released on vinyl in the US since its original release. The album features one of Redd Kross's fan favorites, "Annie's Gone." This limited edition color vinyl pressing comes with a lyric insert, and is exclusively available to independent record stores for Record Store Day 2018.

The Lurkers - Fulham Fallout - LP

40th Anniversary Record Store Day edition. The Lurkers were the first ever band on Beggars Banquet and the whole label history boils down to their existence. Pressed on orange vinyl.

The Beau Brummels - Bradley's Barn - 2xLP

The Beau Brummels originally formed in San Francisco in 1964. The band's debut single, "Laugh Laugh" helped break them into the mainstream and would later be cited as helping to establish the San Francisco Sound. By 1968, Sal Valentine (lead vocals) and guitarist Ron Elliottt were a duo when they stepped into Owen Bradley's studio in Mt. Juliet, TN, about a half hour outside Nashville. With legendary producer Lenny Waronker in tow and backed by some of Nashville's finest session musicians, they conjured up an intimate and heartbreaking final stop on their five year journey from British-folk rockers to alternative country obscurity. What they created was like nothing else and has stood the test of time. This deluxe expanded edition for Record Store Day pulls together the homespun, inviting and timeless music created in Bradley's Barn and adds a bonus LP of demo recordings that are finally making their debut on vinyl.

Shocking Blue - Single Collection As & Bs, Part 1 - 2xLP

One of the most famous Dutch bands is the Shocking Blue. Their biggest hit, Venus," is just one of the many songs which can be found on the 28-track double LP Single Collection, originally released in 1997. Here you can listen to magnificent and powerful B-sides like "Fireball Of Love," "Hot Sand," "Wild Wind," and "Roll Engine Roll," to name just a few, which could all easily have been A-sides as well. This essential compilation album is a perfect introduction to all other albums by Shocking Blue. This Record Store Day release includes a fan treat and is available as a limited edition of 3000 individually numbered copies on transparent blue vinyl.

Demon Fuzz - I Put a Spell On You - 7" EP

The seven-piece afro-rock band Demon Fuzz released their debut album Afreaka! in 1970. It became an instant hit and a popular source for sampling. One of the songs on the album is the cover of the Screamin' Jay Hawkins classic "I Put a Spell on You." The 7” edition lets us feel the raw power of the mash of Afro-Latin funk, psychedelica and breakbeats. Two other songs can be found on the vinyl, the deep and groovy “Message to Mankind” and the rhythmic shifts of the lengthy instrumental “Fuzz Oriental Blues.” Demon Fuzz formed in 1968 in England and developed from a soul band to a supergroup which implemented funk, jazz, rock, and African music in their songs. Highly sought-after 7inch of this cult band, high in demand.

The Open Mind - The Open Mind - LP

One of the most legendary and collectible of all British psychedelic albums, this definitive vinyl reissue comes with a poster, 45 (with picture sleeve), and detailed booklet packed with rare images.

Blue Öyster Cult - Rarities Vol. 2 - 2xLP

Nineteen BOC rarities, dating from 1975-1988 on blue double vinyl, with rare photos and liner notes featuring quotes from the band. Will include a "golden ticket" photo autographed by Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma in 100 copies.

Cuby + Blizzards - LSD/Your Body Not Your Soul - 7"

“L.S.D. (Got A Million Dollars)” and “Your Body Not Your Soul” are songs from legendary Dutch blues and rock band Cuby + Blizzards. The 7" was released in 1966 and is a retrospective of the Dutch “Nederbeat” sound made popular by illegal pirate radio stations and live-performances by artists and groups from Holland. Cuby + Blizzards recorded over 20 albums during their career and former band members included Herman Brood, John Lagrand and many other famous Dutch artists. This in-demand single is now newly remastered and is available for Record Store Day in a limited run of 1.000 copies on white vinyl.

Baby Huey - The Baby Huey Story - 2xLP

James Thomas Ramey, better known by his stage name Baby Huey, was born in Richmond, Indiana and moved to Chicago in the early '60s to front his band The Babysitters with co-founders Melvin Deacon Jones on trumpet and Johnny Ross on guitar. By the time they recorded The Living Legend, only Huey and Jones remained (Deacon Jones would go on to play with Freddie King and John Lee Hooker). Because of a glandular disorder, Huey weighed close to 400 pounds at times, contributing to his "larger than life" stage presence, but also to a host of health issues. During the later '60s, The Babysitters followed Sly and the Family Stone's lead and became a psychedelic soul act, with Huey adding rhymes to their stage act. Curtis Mayfield, tipped off by Donny Hathaway, came to check them out and they were in the midst of recording The Living Legend for his label when Huey died in a hotel room, just a few weeks after Jimi Hendrix. It became a posthumous release. Fast forward a few years to Kool Herc (one of the original hip-hop DJs, who began to spin two copies of "Listen To Me" at the same time---starting the Baby Huey cult, and leading to "Hard Times" being sampled by the likes of A Tribe Called Quest and Ice Cube. The lacquers for this RSD 2018 release were cut directly from the analog tapes by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Record Industry. It comes in a tip-on Stoughton jacket and includes a bonus LP of unreleased instrumentals making their vinyl debut.

David Axelrod - Song of Innocence - LP

David Axelrod delivered one of the great psychedelic albums with 1968’s Song of Innocence, based around the poetry of William Blake. It is considered by many his masterpiece. Song of Innocence is this weird hybrid that no one, not even Axelrod himself, could ever really describe. The listener is pulled in by his melodies, simplistic at first blush, but colored by odd chord progressions and turn arounds, grounded by the drummer Earl Palmer and bassist Carol Kaye’s funk, torn between the juxtaposition of musical elements – a jazz vibraphone solo here, a fuzz guitar tear here, a nod to the baroque in Don Randi’s clavichord comps – and put at ease, always, by Axe’s arrangements, which utilize brass and strings in a way that no 1960s arranger did. Song of Innocence set in path a series of artist albums on Capitol and other labels and influenced the world countless times over, from The Verve to DJ Shadow to Madlib to J.Dilla. Remastered from the original tapes in a new transfer, with extensive liner notes and unpublished photos.

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Win Tickets To The Moondoggies!

Win Tickets To The Moondoggies!

The Moondoggies are throwing a big record release wingding at the Neptune on April 13th to celebrate their new album on Hardly Art, A Love Sleeps Deep! Grand Archives and Le Sang Song will be filling out this great lineup of Northwest acts! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Stop Signs," and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 4/12. Good luck!

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Record Store Day 2018 Staff Picks: Andy's List!

Record Store Day 2018 Staff Picks: Andy's List!

Our Record Store Day 2018 staff picks continue with a bunch o' goodness from our vinyl manager, Upstairs Andy Nelson! So much for that paycheck!

Join us for Record Store Day on 4/21!

Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison 50th Anniversary Edition

The Man In Black solidified his legend as outlaw country pioneer with two spirited sets recorded at Folsom State Prison in 1968 and released as At Folsom Prison, one of the most acclaimed live albums of all time. This special box set includes both full concerts, including performances by June Carter, Carl Perkins and The Statler Brothers. This numbered deluxe package, featuring individually designed LP jackets packaged in a deluxe hardshell slipcase with an eight page, 12" x 12" booklet, also includes a bonus 12" single featuring previously unreleased audio of Cash and friends rehearsing at the El Rancho Motel in Sacramento, CA the night before the concerts.

Baby Huey- The Baby Huey Story: Living Legend

James Thomas Ramey, better known by his stage name Baby Huey, was born in Richmond, Indiana and moved to Chicago in the early '60s to front his band The Babysitters with co-founders Melvin Deacon Jones on trumpet and Johnny Ross on guitar. By the time they recorded The Living Legend, only Huey and Jones remained (Deacon Jones would go on to play with Freddie King and John Lee Hooker). Because of a glandular disorder, Huey weighed close to 400 pounds at times, contributing to his "larger than life" stage presence, but also to a host of health issues. During the later '60s, The Babysitters followed Sly and the Family Stone's lead and became a psychedelic soul act, with Huey adding rhymes to their stage act. Curtis Mayfield, tipped off by Donny Hathaway, came to check them out and they were in the midst of recording The Living Legend for his label when Huey died in a hotel room, just a few weeks after Jimi Hendrix. It became a posthumous release. Fast forward a few years to Kool Herc (one of the original hip-hop DJs, who began to spin two copies of "Listen To Me" at the same time---starting the Baby Huey cult, and leading to "Hard Times" being sampled by the likes of A Tribe Called Quest and Ice Cube. The lacquers for this RSD 2018 release were cut directly from the analog tapes by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Record Industry. It comes in a tip-on Stoughton jacket and includes a bonus LP of unreleased instrumentals making their vinyl debut.

Cymande - Second Time Round

The brilliant second album from the legendary Cymande. 180g vinyl, mastered from original tapes, replica original artwork, official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed from John Schroeder Enterprises.

Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn (Mono)

The psychedelic debut album by Pink Floyd was their sole album completed with original vocalist/guitarist Syd Barrett and featured the early classic "Interstellar Overdrive." The original mono version of Pink Floyd's first LP, named one of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, is available for Record Store Day 2018.

Tangerine Dream - Zeit

After selling-through on 2200 copies of Tangerine Dream's debut album as part of RSD's Black Friday 2017, Varese returns with their third album and first breakthrough record, Zeit. This double LP was the first with the main trio of Edgar Froese, Peter Baumann and Chris Franke. Each side features only one epic song varying in length from about 18 minutes to almost 20 minutes. The cover of a solar eclipse is widely considered iconic in the genre. Pressed, appropriately enough, on Tangerine colored vinyl, in fitting with the cover as well as the band name.

Various Artists - The Beginning of the End: The Existential Psychodrama In Country Music (1956-1974)

From the people who brought you Hillbillies In Hell… 16 timeless tales of existential angst wrought from backwoods ballads and anguished urbane odes. Plaintive fiddles, furtive banjos and lonesome voices soundtrack a bleak vista of endless, eternal questions and unquenchable wanderlusts. Apocalyptic laments, harrowing self-examinations, faltering ids, devastated inebriates and tortured misfits. Many originally waxed on private press labels and distributed in tiny amounts, these troubled but marginalised troubadours sing of collapsing egos and stygian landscapes of molten self-doubt. Years in the making, The Beginning Of The End presents existential howls and Freudian diatribes from broken preachers and disrupted transgressives. All for your bewildered listening pleasure. Deluxe Gatefold LPs with exclusive scholarly liner notes by Alvin Lucia! Full dynamic range 2018 remasters direct from the first generation analogue master tapes! Limited to 500 LPs – 250 (randomly inserted) Apocalypse Orange / 250 (randomly inserted) Collapse Black LPs

David Axelrod - Song of Innocence

David Axelrod delivered one of the great psychedelic albums with 1968’s Song of Innocence, based around the poetry of William Blake. It is considered by many his masterpiece. Song of Innocence is this weird hybrid that no one, not even Axelrod himself, could ever really describe. The listener is pulled in by his melodies, simplistic at first blush, but colored by odd chord progressions and turn arounds, grounded by the drummer Earl Palmer and bassist Carol Kaye’s funk, torn between the juxtaposition of musical elements – a jazz vibraphone solo here, a fuzz guitar tear here, a nod to the baroque in Don Randi’s clavichord comps – and put at ease, always, by Axe’s arrangements, which utilize brass and strings in a way that no 1960s arranger did. Song of Innocence set in path a series of artist albums on Capitol and other labels and influenced the world countless times over, from The Verve to DJ Shadow to Madlib to J.Dilla. Remastered from the original tapes in a new transfer, with extensive liner notes and unpublished photos.

Bobbie Gentry - Live At the BBC

This LP is sure to be highly collectable for fans. No BBC material featuring Bobbie has ever been released (and only "Ode to Billie Joe" has leaked on YouTube as it featured in a BBC doc about songwriters) so these recordings are completely unfamiliar to fans.

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Enter To Win A Signed Eels Test Pressing!

The Eels' new album, The Deconstruction, is out this Friday (4/6), and to celebrate, we are giving away a signed test pressing! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Today Is The Day" and please include first & last name with entry. Winner must be able to pick up prize at our store in West Seattle within one month of notification. Good luck!

Buy The Deconstruction from us at the shop and we'll give you an Eels tote bag free with purchase (while supplies last)!

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Record Store Day 2018 Staff Picks: Ian's List!

Record Store Day 2018 Staff Picks: Ian's List!

Our Easy Street Staff Picks for Record Store Day 2018 continues with Easy Street Online contributor & Old Rookie mainman Ian Bremner's list! Join us April 21st for Record Store Day 2018!

Black Lips & The Khan Family - Play Safe - LP

Recordings culled from The Black Lips' visit to Berlin in 2017 along with other song interpertations by King Khan, his daughter Saba Lou, and assorted members of the Khan Family. It is being released in association with Viva Con Agua, a non-profit that has helped over 200,0000 people get access to clean water in Uganda, Ethiopia, and other countries throughout South America and Asia. Clear blue vinyl with light blue, dark blue, and green splatter.

Gene Clark - Black Street Mirror - LP

Gene Clark of the Byrds struck out on his own in 1966 but by early 1967 he was out looking for another label. These tracks are some of his efforts in recording as a solo singer/songwriter during that time. These recordings included backup by the famous Wrecking Crew (Leon Russell, Glen Campbell, Hal Blaine, etc.) along with special guest, Hugh Masekela. The 180g vinyl records were pressed at Hand Drawn Pressings in Texas on the newly designed and manufactured 'WarmTone' automated presses. Packaged in a limited edition numbered silver foil jacket.

Bobbie Gentry - Live at the BBC - LP

This LP is sure to be highly collectable for fans. No BBC material featuring Bobbie has ever been released (and only "Ode to Billie Joe" has leaked on YouTube as it featured in a BBC doc about songwriters) so these recordings are completely unfamiliar to fans.

Laraaji - Sun Transformations - LP

An exclusive new RSD album comprising remixes and edits of material from Laraaji's recent Sun Gong and Bring On The Sun LPs. This album connects the new age ambience of Laraaji's music to the kaleidoscopic cut-ups of the LA beat scene with remixes, DJ edits and re-interpretations by Ras G, Natureboy Flako, Dntel, Larry Mizell, Mia Doi Todd, Dexter Story, Carlos Niño, Diva, Benjamin Tierney and Daniel Givens. "Laraaji may be in his 70s, but he's no oldies act. In actuality, he's as timeless as any musician currently treading the boards. Be good to yourself for a change and bask in his magnanimous effusions." - The Stranger

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Live on KEXP - LP

Fiery live performance at KEXP of this Seattle organ trio on the heels on their debut LP from Colemine Records. Channeling groups like Booker T & The MGs, The Meters, and Soulive, this is straight up funky organ soul jazz here!

Kevin Morby & Waxahatchee - "Farewell Transmission" b/w "Dark Don't Hide It" - 7" single

Kevin Morby and Katie Crutchfield, both fans of Jason Molina, decided to record two iconic covers of Molina’s, “Dark Don’t Hide It” and “Farewell Transmission” and are planning on donating all proceeds from the release of the songs to the charity Musicares.

V/A - New Orleans Soul 1967

By the end of 1967, the music business in the Crescent City was in a bad way, and after Cosimo Matassa’s downfall, recording activity in the city fell off a cliff. As in 1966, over 400 Crescent City-recorded soul songs were issued in 1967. This number dropped to less than 100 in 1968. This was truly the end of an era. Like its predecessor album which covered 1966, this LP brings together the best soul tracks recorded in New Orleans in 1967. At this time southern soul was in the ascendant but as usual the musical background of the Crescent City – jazz, R & B, the Caribbean – ensured that music recorded there always had a rhythmic twist and arrangements all of their own. New Orleans – the joker in the soul pack for sure. No national hits here, just the sound of the streets. The heartbeat of the city.

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Record Store Day 2018 Staff Picks: Adam's List!

Record Store Day 2018 Staff Picks: Adam's List!

Record Store Day 2018 is April 21st, and so today we begin posting our staff picks for the big day! Easy Street opens at 7am sharp on Record Store Day for all your limited edition exclusive vinyl needs. Our shipping & receiving manager Adam starts things off with his shopping list....

Belly - Feel - 10" EP

A 10" colored vinyl EP featuring two tracks from Belly's first album in twenty-three years, one track exclusive to this release, and a cover of "Hushabye Mountain" from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Steve Earle & The Dukes - Live From The Continental Club - 2xLP

Steve Earle & The Dukes ride down "Copperhead Road" again with the concert release Live From The Continental Club, recorded in Austin, Texas. This exclusive to indie double LP contains 20 live songs and covers a ton of ground through Earle's long career.

Living Colour - Live At CBGB's 12/19/89 - 2xLP

Legacy Recordings' Live From The Vault series uncovers rare and unreleased concerts on vinyl, featuring classic bootleg-inspired jacket design with unique, artist-specific outer wraps (OBI). For the first time on LP, experience Living Colour's triumphant homecoming set at the legendary New York City punk club. Recorded at the end of the tour promoting the group's smash debut Vivid, this hard-driving set also previews songs from the band's next album, Time's Up, released in the summer of 1990.

The Ramones - Sundragon Sessions - LP

This release contains early mixes for the Ramones' second album Leave Home, laid to tape in 1976 by original engineer/mixer Ed Stasium. The tracks were previously only available on CD in the 40th Anniversary Edition Leave Home Deluxe Box, and are now appearing for the first time on vinyl! 180g vinyl, with individually numbered die cut sleeves, featuring images from the original Sundragon Sessions tape boxes. Worldwide run of 10,000.

Ride - Waking Up In Another Town: Weather Diaries Remixed - 2xLP

A collection of all remixes produced alongside the reformed band's highly acclaimed 2017 album, Weather Diaries. Many of these mixes are previously unreleased and most are on vinyl for the first time with this release. Includes mixes from Barker & Baumecker, Luke Abbott, Lamp Lighter, Cavern of Anti-Matter, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and others.

Uncle Tupelo - No Depression Demos - LP

Released in 1990, Uncle Tupelo's debut album No Depression was a genuine milestone in American rock and roll, a striking fusion of traditional folk and country with post-punk innovation and hardcore ferocity. For the first time on vinyl, fans can hear Jeff Tweedy, Jay Farrar and Mike Heidorn's legendary demo tape Not Forever, Just For Now, recorded in 1989, plus a demo of "No Depression" recorded a year earlier.

Wipers - Live At The Met December 31, 1982  - LP

Oregon punk rock band The Wipers formed in 1977 and released a string of albums until the late 90s. Live At The Met, December 31, 1982 is a New Years Eve concert of The Wipers in their prime. This unreleased performance from their Youth Of America tour was recorded live in Portland, and is from the original master tapes mastered by Greg Sage. Pressed at RTI - Audiophile pressing. Limited to 2000 copies.

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Enter To Win A Cars Prize Package!

Enter To Win A Cars Prize Package!

Rhino/Elektra released remastered and expanded vinyl editions of The Cars' fourth and fifth albums - Shake It Up and Heartbeat City - last week, and we're giving away one of each plus a beautiful limited edition spot gloss print! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Free Cars!" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw two winners - one for each album - and winners must be able to pick up prize at our store in West Seattle. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To The Soft Moon!

Win Tickets To The Soft Moon!

Oakland-based Luis Vasquez (aka The Soft Moon) recently released his fourth album, Criminal, on Sacred Bones. "Criminal is a confessional work. Through the stark lens of shame and guilt that has followed Luis Vasquez since a violent childhood growing up within the humming ambient sprawl of 80s Mojave Desert, here he documents the gut-wrenching sound of going to war with himself. Battling with his own sanity, self-hatred, insecurity, self-entitlement and grappling with the risk of these things transforming him into a person he despises, Vasquez has laid his feelings bare with this: his confession and most self-reflective work to date." 

The Soft Moon is coming to the Crocodile on April 7th for a 21+ performance. Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Criminal" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 4/5. Good luck!

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Album Review: Kacey Musgraves - "Golden Hour"

Album Review: Kacey Musgraves - "Golden Hour"

By Ian Bremner / OldRookie.com

She is good friends with Katy Perry, as she is with Willie Nelson. She is adored by pop fans and traditional country fans, but has yet to crossover 100% in either direction. Until now, perhaps? She’s been at it her whole career, but Kacey Musgraves still feels like an anomaly.

Banjos and drum machines on the same record can certainly raise an eyebrow, and for good reason most of the time. Over the last 10-15 years, country radio has cannibalized all the good parts of country, rap, and pop music into something quite offensive. Kacey Musgraves has done the impossible. She has managed to seamlessly blend all these musical parts into something quite stunning, actually. It’s country and it’s pop, yet it’s not nearly as easy to qualify as a pop-country record as you might want to.

Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves’ third record is absolutely nothing like her first two, Same Trailer, Different Park or Pageant Material, yet it is unequivocally a “Kacey Musgraves” record. There is soft guitar plucking, and her gentle voice, but gone are the cheeky turns of phrase and nearly childlike themes. Lyrics being always at the forefront of Kacey Musgraves tunes, on Golden Hour, she is more straightforward and vivid in real time. Her glittery flair has been swapped out for subtle electronic beats and spacey vocal effects. The single, "High Horse," is perfect disco tune if you’ve ever heard one, and one that sounds prime for remixing.

She has been called an outlaw due to her success in country music well outside the confines of what people have come to think of the genre in today’s age, but Golden Hour is a new type of statement. Even the pop tunes are less “country-pop” and more true pop, even with the banjos.

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Win Tickets To Kate Nash!

Win Tickets To Kate Nash!

British pop-rocker grrrl Kate Nash will take the stage at the Showbox on April 5th to showcase the songs from her new album, Yesterday Was Today. Wanna go? We're giving away five pairs of tickets! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Life In Pink," and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw winners on 4/4. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To Haim At WaMu!

Win Tickets To Haim At WaMu!

We've got Something To Tell You. The mighty sisters of Haim are bringing their Sister Sister Sister tour to WaMu Theater on April 4th! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Little Of Your Love" and please include first & last name with entry! We'll draw a winner on 4/3. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To The Darkness!

Win Tickets To The Darkness!

Those crazy, wacky, madly talented Brits known as The Darkness are bringing THE SHOW OF ALL SHOWS to the Showbox on April 3rd! Enter to win tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Solid Gold" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 4/2. Good luck!

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Record Store Day 2018 Spotlight: The Wipers - "Live At The Met: December 31, 1982"

Record Store Day 2018 Spotlight: The Wipers - "Live At The Met: December 31, 1982"

Formed in 1977, legendary Portland band the Wipers were generally accepted as the Pacific Northwest's first punk band, even though Wipers mastermind/vocalist/guitarist Greg Sage insisted, "We weren't even really a punk band. See, we were even farther out in left field than the punk movement because we didn’t even wish to be classified, and that was kind of a new territory." It sure was. Their music was intense, hypnotic and gripping, Sage's lyrics saturated with depression and gloom. In fact, it was the soundtrack of the life of a young "punk" trying to make his mark in a rainy, gray town with few opportunities. Is this real? Yes, it was. The Wipers influenced virtually all of the future grunge players in Seattle with three absolutely brilliant LPs: Is This Real? (1980), Youth Of America (1981), and Over The Edge (1983). Lineup changes then took place and after three further, less affecting albums, Sage ended the band, and moved to sunny Arizona. He restarted the Wipers as a duo in 1993, producing three more albums before calling it a day in 1999.

The Record Store Day release The Wipers' Live At The Met December 31, 1982, captures an unreleased New Year's Eve performance from the Youth Of America tour recorded in Portland. Taken from the original master tapes and mastered by Greg Sage, Live At The Met is limited to 2000 copies.

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The Lemon Twigs Share Two New "Rockers"

We here at Easy Street loved loved loved the Lemon Twigs' amazing debut album, Do Hollywood, and several of our staff went to see their incredible perfomance at Barboza last summer (pro tip: Do. Not. Miss.). Their recent EP, Brothers Of Destruction, whetted our appetite for the next full-length, which Long Island brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario are said to be hard at work recording. In the meantime, they have released a new single, saying, "We had the urge to make some plain Rock and Roll. We thought we’d made some, but what’s plain about Rock and Roll?" Indeed, nothing is plain in the hands of the D'Addario brothers, but you can bet it's always killer. Enjoy "Foolin Around" and "Tailor Made."

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Album Review: Courtney Marie Andrews - "May Your Kindness Remain"

Album Review: Courtney Marie Andrews - "May Your Kindness Remain"

By Ian Bremner / OldRookie.com

The career arc of Courtney Marie Andrews has been a slow burn. Perhaps her new material is the perfect metaphor for it. Fresh off the heels of her successful 2016 record, Honest Life, at the end of the wick is her newly released and triumphant follow-up, May Your Kindness Remain.

There is a fresh sense of confidence in the new songs, but the longing, humanity, and the sincerity remains from before. Andrews’ voice often gets compared to Joni Mitchell, but on May Your Kindness Remain (both the song and album), her high country wail turns more soulful. There is still the slide guitar, but the gospel flair of the organ and background harmonies provide new depth.

Courtney Marie Andrews is capable of pulling out the most vivid memories and making them relatable to the listener. When she sings of her old home, dog buried in the backyard and all, being full of laughter and love, it takes you right back to your own home, own laughter, own love.

Maybe it’s the fact that there are two songs with “kindness” in the title, but something about Andrews’ music makes you want to be kinder to people. There is a down-home attitude and warmth to the entire record that make you want to be a better person; to pay more attention to small details, to take solace in the things you can control and make of the most of relationships with the people closest to you.

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Win Tickets To Jake Bugg!

Win Tickets To Jake Bugg!

At the tender age of 24. British singer Jake Bugg already has four albums under his belt. On the first two, the critics lazily trotted out the "British Bob Dylan" tag, while on his third, On My One, Bugg experimented with dance beats and for the first time, wrote all of the songs. His latest, Hearts That Strain, was recorded last year in Nashville with the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach producing, and according to AllMusic's review, is full of "languid, poetic compositions, largely inspired by the melodic, Americana-informed pop of '60s songwriters like Jimmy Webb and Lee Hazlewood." Bugg is currently touring in support of the record, and is making a stop at the Showbox on March 31st! Enter to win tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Waiting" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 3/30. Good luck!

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Win A Led Zeppelin "How The West Was Won" Prize Pack!

Led Zeppelin's definitive live album, How The West Was Won, has been remastered and is out today in 3-CD, 4-LP, and Super Deluxe formats! This day calls for a celebration (did you see what we did there?) so we're giving away a special prize pack including a How The West Was Won slipmat, t-shirt, tote bag, poster, and an 8"x8" print! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "ZOSO" and please include first & last name with entry. Winner must be able to pick up prize at our store in West Seattle within one month of notification. Good luck!

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Record Store Day 2018 Spotlight: Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison: 50th Anniversary Edition

By Rod Moody

50th anniversary? Dang, I'm old. Cash was my father's favorite when this came out, and that love passed to me when I was a wee lad. I remember dad bringing the original LP home and he and my mother would battle for stereo time. Mom's go-to album in '68 was Glen Campbell's Wichita Lineman, which dad didn't care much for. Me? I loved 'em both. Both albums hit #1 on Billboard's Country Chart. Both Johnny & Glen had their own TV shows, which I watched religiously every week, and they both played concerts in Seattle around this time, which were my first and second concerts ever. I recall riding on my tricycle in the living room with my guitar on my lap, singing "Folsom Prison Blues" at the top of my lungs, and cutting photos and articles of JC and GC out of magazines and pasting them into a treasured scrapbook. Now, both albums are 50, and I guess that makes me 50+.

Cash played two shows at Folsom on January 13, 1968. The original album consisted of fifteen tracks from the first show and two tracks from the second. I inherited the original Folsom Prison album, then bought the 1999 CD reissue, which included a couple extra tracks. Then came the 2008 Legacy Edition, which included the entire unedited concert over 2 CDs + a DVD. In addition to the stellar performances cherry-picked for the original release, we now heard songs sung by Carl Perkins, The Statler Brothers, and even a few previously unheard songs from the man himself. Yep, I bought that one too, of course.

The Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison 50th Anniversary Legacy Edition vinyl box set that is being released exclusively for Record Store Day 2018 includes both full concerts, including performances by June Carter, Carl Perkins and The Statler Brothers. This numbered deluxe package, featuring individually designed LP jackets packaged in a deluxe hardshell slipcase with an eight page, 12" x 12" booklet, and also includes a bonus 12" single featuring previously unreleased audio of Cash and friends rehearsing at the El Rancho Motel in Sacramento, CA the night before the concerts.

You can guess which RSD18 title is at the top of my list!

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Win Tickets To The Go! Team!

Win Tickets To The Go! Team!

Britain's exuberant, eclectic band, The Go! Team, released their fifth album, Semicircle, back in January, leading many critics to proclaim it a return to form. Pitchfork: "Across Semicircle’s 12 tracks, a sense of time slippage occurs: In 2018, the Go! Team sound much like they did back in 2004, all while retaining a fervent enthusiasm for the sounds of the 1960s." Enter to win a pair of tickets to The Go! Team's show at Neumos on March 30th by e-mailing us with the subject line "Mayday" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 3/29. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To Beth Ditto!

Win Tickets To Beth Ditto!

Former Gossip singer Beth Ditto is bringing her big voice to the Showbox on March 29th in support of her debut solo album, Fake Sugar! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "We Could Run" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 3/28. Good luck!

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Naked Giants In-Store 3/30!

New West Records will release SLUFF, the debut full-length from Seattle's new buzzbuzzbuzz band Naked Giants on March 30th! Recorded with legendary NW producer Steve Fisk, SLUFF is a dizzying melange of influences and ideas. It swirls with hyperactive recklessness as 1960s harmonies share space with 1970s riffs while at the same time battling an undercurrent of punk rock and more modern indie influences. The title song/new single has hints of Weezer, Pixies and Presidents Of The United States Of America sprinkled throughout, and the rest of the album is super rockin' and super catchy too. We see a bright future ahead! Did we mention they are also members of Car Seat Headrest’s newly expanded 7-piece live band and will support them on their worldwide tour? Naked Giants is set to play a street date record release in-store at Easy Street on Good Friday, March 30th at 7pm! We'll also have some great prizes to give away...LPs, 7-inches, t-shirts, posters, and a test pressing! It's FREE and ALL-AGES!

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Record Store Day 2018 Spotlight: David Axelrod - "Song Of Innocence"

David Axelrod began his career producing and composing for artists such as Lou Rawls, Cannonball Adderley, and The Electric Prunes. In the case of the Prunes, Axelrod wrote and produced two albums for them, but the music was too complex for the band members to grasp, so the album was recorded by other musicians and released under the Electric Prunes name. These "other musicians" were all high-ranking members of the legendary "Wrecking Crew" of session musicians. They also happened to be  Axelrod's go-to group at the time: guitarist Howard Roberts, bassist Carol Kaye, keyboardist Don Randi, and drummer Earl Palmer. Axelrod's next project was the recording of his first solo album, Song Of Innocence, which was based around a 1789 collection of poems by William Blake. Released in 1968, with guitarist Al Casey subbing for Roberts, Song Of Innocence's blend of rock, pop, funk, classical, and theatre music went far over the heads of both critics and customers at the time, however over the years Axelrod's musical stew approach has been hailed as innovative and highly influential. His work been heavily sampled by hip-hop artists such as DJ Shadow, Ghostface Killah, De La Soul and many others. In his review of Song of Innocence, AllMusic's Thom Jurek wrote: "Using a rock orchestra, Axelrod created a suite that blended pop, rock, jazz, theater music, and R&B that has withstood the test of time, and has been revisited and sampled by electronica pioneers such as DJ Shadow and DJ Cam. ... This was visionary work in 1968, and, to commit heresy, withstands the test of time better than the Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album that allegedly inspired it. Axelrod's psychedelia is implied; its compositional form and feeling that drive him to celebrate the wildness and folly of youth with celebration and verve. And as a result, the music here sounds fresh, free of cynicism and hipper-than-thou posturing, remaining new each time it is heard."

Remastered from the original tapes in a new transfer, with extensive liner notes and unpublished photos, Song Of Innocence will be available on Record Store Day 2018.

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Spring Is Here!

Happy 1st day of Spring!

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Win Tickets To Sasquatch!!!

We're super excited about this year's Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge! What is not to love? The amazing lineup? The gorgeous scenery? The chance to hang & meet festival performers at the Easy Street booth? The pure joy that fills the festival grounds each year? Yep, it's all there, three days out of the year - May 25-27, Memorial Day Weekend. The only way it could be better is if you won free passes, right?? Well, here's your chance! Enter to win a pair of three-day passes to Sasquatch! by e-mailing us with the subject line "Sassy 2018!" and tell us who you are most excited to see at this year's fest. Please include first & last name + phone number with entry. Please note: The wristbands do NOT include camping, which can be purchased here. Winner must be able to claim wristbands at our store in West Seattle. GOOD LUCK! 

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Win Tickets To Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme!

Win Tickets To Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme!

Carrying the torch lit by Sly & The Family Stone, Funkadelic, and James Brown, the 12 members of Seattle's Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme have torn up clubs for over ten years with their psychedelic funk attack and raw soul power. They'll be tearin' the roof off the sucka at Neumos on March 23rd with special guests Khu.éex' (Seattle artist Preston Singletary, Skerik + others) and local "psychedelic gospel" band Afrocop. Enter to win tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Pass The Gravy" and please include first & last name with entry. This is a 21+ show, and we'll draw a winner on 3/22. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To This Will Destroy You!

Win Tickets To This Will Destroy You!

Texan instrumental band This Will Destroy You will celebrate the tenth anniversary of their eponymous 2008 debut album on March 22nd at Neumos where they will perform the record in its entirety. The band will also play the coveted Young Mountain album in full. Wanna go? Enter to win tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "The Mighty Rio Grande" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 3/21. Good luck!

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Nirvana Taking Punk To The Masses Exhibit Returns To MoPOP!

Nirvana Taking Punk To The Masses Exhibit Returns To MoPOP!

The largest exhibition of Nirvana memorbilia is returning to MoPOP (formerly EMP) beginning on March 16th, a few days before the 30th anniversary of the band's first performance under the name Nirvana, which took place March 19th at Tacoma's Community World Theater. Several rare items are new to the exhibition and the grand opening, March 16th at 7pm, will feature special guest Krist Novoselic and a panel discussion featuring Bruce Pavitt, Jack Endino, Charles Peterson, Kim Thayil, Steve Fisk, and Gillian Gaar. Plus there will be live music by Dead Bars and Red Ribbons in the Lounge! The re-opening party is 21+ and tickets are $28 ($23 for MoPOP members).

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Win Tickets To Avett Brothers, Head & The Heart, Shovels & Rope At The Gorge!

Win Tickets To Avett Brothers, Head & The Heart, Shovels & Rope At The Gorge!

Are you ready to get excited? An amazing triple bill is headed to the Gorge on September 15th...the Avett Brothers, the Head & The Heart, and Shovels & Rope! Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am, but if you're lucky, you might win a pair from us! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Triple Threat!" and please include first & last name with entry. Winners must be able to pick up tickets at our store in West Seattle. Good luck!

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Easy Street Cafe Is Hiring!

Easy Street Cafe Is Hiring!

HALP!!! Easy Street Cafe is looking for a reliable, experienced line cook and prep cook/dishwasher to add to our very fun, busy crew! Think you got what it takes? Drop off or e-mail your resume to us!

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Chris Cornell Discusses "You Never Knew My Mind" From The Cash Cabin!

Chris Cornell Discusses "You Never Knew My Mind" From The Cash Cabin!

Last week, on Johnny Cash's birthday, we posted a previously unheard Chris Cornell studio recording of a song titled "You Never Knew My Mind," which will be included in an album of Cash's unreleased poems and lyrics put to music titled Forever Words (out 4/6). Other artists featured on the album include Ruston Kelly & Kacey Musgraves, Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Kris Kristofferson & Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, John Mellencamp, Carlene Carter, Elvis Costello, The Jayhawks and more. Check out this video of Cornell discussing his contribution, which ended up being one of the final solo songs he ever recorded. 

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Win A Fender Guitar Signed By JD McPherson!

One of our favorite albums of 2017 was JD McPherson's Undivided Heart & Soul. If you're looking for a straight-up pure rock & roll experience, look no further. JD's latest single from the album is titled "On The Lips," and we're gonna let you enjoy it first, then we'll tell you some real good news. We're giving away a gorgeous candy apple red Fender acoustic guitar signed by JD himself! We'll place some bets that you'll get some kisses - not hits -  "on the lips," just by being seen with this beauty! What are you waiting for? Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "On The Lips" and please include first & last name with entry. Winner must be able to pick up prize at our store in West Seattle within one month of notification. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To Hibou's Record Release At Neumos!

Win Tickets To Hibou's Record Release At Neumos!

Hometown hero Hibou's new album, Something Familiar, is out today on Barsuk, and he's celebrating with a record release bash at Neumos on March 8th! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Fall Into" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 3/6. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To Cornelius (+ Signed Vinyl)!

Win Tickets To Cornelius (+ Signed Vinyl)!

Japanese producer/multi-instumentalist Cornelius (aka Keigo Oyamada) broke through with his 1997 album, Fantasma, which resulted in his becoming one of the most sought-after producers in the world. He became known as a "modern-day Brian Wilson" and his strongest influences are indeed the Beach Boys and Beck, but with a more experimental bent. Other career highlights include 2002's Point, about which Pitchfork raved, "you could very satisfyingly listen to Point while casting Cornelius as some kind of modern-day Esquivel, a master of arrangement and studio technologically and virtually everything that makes you cup your hands over your headphones and be just plain wowed by the stuff that's coming out of them," and 2007's Sensuous (All Music: "Even sleeker and more stylized than Point, Sensuous lives up to its title, with intricate textures and lush atmospheres that are almost tangible, and melodies that evoke visions of lines stretching off into the horizon or tunneling into infinite spirals."). Cornelius live shows are the stuff of legend, with mind-blowing visuals and lighting that raises the overall concert experience to a new level. Sound good? We're giving away a pair of tickets to Cornelius at the Showbox on March 13th PLUS a supercool signed deluxe vinyl version of his latest album, Mellow Waves (see video below). To enter, send us an e-mail with the subject line "Mellow Waves" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 3/12. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To The Wood Brothers!

Win Tickets To The Wood Brothers!

Nashville roots trio The Wood Brothers are playing a pair of shows at the Neptune March 2-3, in support of their new album, One Drop Of Truth. The March 2nd show is sold out, so we're giving away a pair of tickets for the show on Saturday, March 3rd. Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Happiness Jones" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner Friday! Good luck!

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Staff Spotlight: Max 1.0!

17-year-old Max Czerwinski started out as an intern at Easy Street last year, and is now pulling shifts, helping out on the register, in vinyl, and online sales. He's passionate about music, particularly jazz, and plays a mean saxophone (just ask Ron Gallo or Caspar Babypants, who Max sat in with at their recent in-stores). His plan is to enroll into the Berkelee College Of Music, and we at Easy Street wish him all the best of luck. He's a great kid, super motivated and focused, and a hard, smart worker. His future looks very bright indeed. Video by Ryan Cory.

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David Byrne Listening Party March 1st!

David Byrne's new album, American Utopia, will be released on March 9th on Nonesuch, and we're hosting a special advance preview listening party on March 1st at 7pm! Those who pre-order American Utopia at the event will receive a limited custom 12x12 print (shown above) and will be eligible to win a special white label vinyl edition of the album!

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Win Tickets To Herbie Hancock!

Win Tickets To Herbie Hancock!

One of the true living legends of jazz, Herbie Hancock, will be performing with a lean & mean four-piece band when he comes to McCaw Hall on March 1st. The advance promo for the show gives you an idea of what's in store... "Herbie has spent his prolific career experimenting with various jazz forms, culminating in a bluesy, enigmatic and psychedelically-charged creative vision. Concert-goers can rest assured that Hancock still revisits masterpieces like 'Maiden Voyage' and 'Cantaloupe Island' with an inspiringly fresh feel. No two concerts, no two pieces are ever alike when it comes to this virtuoso!"

Wanna go? Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Chameleon" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 2/28. Good luck!

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Thom Bell - The Man Behind The Philly Soul Sound

By Matt Vaughan

This past weekend, the Seattle Times published a story about one of the greatest R&B songwriters/producers of our time, Thom Bell. Never heard of him? He kinda likes it that way...

"I was like a ghost. I didn't want to be recognized. I'm strictly a music person, 24 hours a day."

Thom Bell was the producer behind the Philly sound and the Gamble and Huff songwriting team. Thom was also a songwriter and well accomplished musician. He would later have his own songwriting team. Thom is the guy behind the Delfonics, Spinners, Stylistics and those lush Philly grooves. He wrote and produced “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time),” arguably the benchmark of what Philly soul was all about. His songwriting and publishing company Mighty Three Music also included Teddy Pendergrass, the Intruders, O'Jays…and many more. In 1975, he moved his office to Seattle, in Pioneer Square, which is where he put together the soundtrack for The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (great soundtrack, terrible movie, although worth it for the footage of Julius Erving [Dr. J] at his peak). The hit songs “Rubberband Man” by the Spinners and “Livin' It Up Friday Night” by Seattle’s Bell & James were also conceived here in Seattle. The "Bell" in Bell & James is Leroy Bell, Thom’s nephew, and still a very active and accomplished artist. Casey James lives in West Seattle, still plays music, and can be seen having breakfast in our café once a week. Bell & James and Thom Bell collaborated with Elton John here in Seattle at Kaye-Smith Studios in ’77-'78. Elton was a big fan of what Thom had been doing. The sessions would later be released as The Thom Bell Sessions, which contains some of Elton's greatest lost gems. My mom, Diana Vaughan, was hired by Thom to be his radio promoter from ’75-'79. Thom was often at our house and at a young age I found his stories of the music business fascinating. He was a great inspiration to me and still is, here at Easy Street Records. His Mighty Three Music was the predecessor and inspiration behind hip hop and soul labels/publishing houses, LaFace, Def Jam, and Jay-Z’s Roc-A_Fella. Bell would later sell Mighty Three to Warner Chapel for $15 mil. He now lives comfortably in Bellingham. 

Read the Seattle Times piece on Thom Bell here.

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Listen To Chris Cornell Put Johnny Cash's Poems To Music

Today would've been Johnny Cash's 86th birthday, and on this day his fans get a true gift. Chris Cornell paid tribute to the Man In Black by combining two of Cash's poems into a beautiful new song titled "You Never Knew My Mind." The song was recorded for an upcoming album of Cash's unrecorded poems & lyrics put to music, called Forever Words, which drops on April 6th. Other artists featured on the album include Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves, Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, and Brad Paisley. Cornell's contribution was based on two poems, "You Never Knew My Mind," and "I Never Knew Your Mind," and, as Cash's son John Carter Cash told Rolling Stone, "Chris took the two pieces and put them together in this one ... I can't listen to it without it laying me down. I mean it still and it did that before Chris passed."

Happy Birthday, Johnny Cash.

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Win Tickets To Bully!

Win Tickets To Bully!

Everybody loves Bully! The Nashville group have responded to today's oft-repeated mantra, "Rock Is Dead," with a defiant, upraised middle finger. They fearlessly invoke the glory days of grunge, and thanks to the songwriting talent of singer/guitarist/songwriter/recording engineer Alicia Bognanno, they do not fall into a pure nostalgia trap (even if their new album is on Sub Pop and is titled Losing). As Easy Street Online/Old Rookie reviewer Ian Bremner puts it: "Alicia Bognanno’s lyrics are straight out of a diary and delivered with as much angst as sincerity. It’s no wonder why Sub Pop, a label known for Seattle’s 90’s grunge explosion and most notably, Nirvana, jumped at the chance to sign Bully ... The raspy howl of Bognanno isn’t too far removed from what made Kurt Cobain such a symbol for young rebels, but Bully never veers quite as dark. Though the thrashing guitars, building drums and emotional delivery are right on par, what makes Bognanno unique is her ability to create these angry sounding punk songs so damn catchy. If it weren’t for the heavy fuzz and grinding guitars, they would actually make great pop songs. Cultivating that punk-pop ratio is pure Bully wheelhouse."

Bully will rock Neumos on February 28th, with special guests Melkbelly and Summer Cannibals! Enter to win tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Losing" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 2/27. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To Margo Price!

Win Tickets To Margo Price!

Easy Street staff fave Margo Price is gonna bring the country straight to the city when she pays a return visit to the Neptune on February 25th! Enter to win a pair of tickets to this sold out show by e-mailing us with the subject line "All American Made" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 2/23. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To Miles Electric Band!

Win Tickets To Miles Electric Band!

The Miles Electric Band is an 11-member ensemble of world-class talents, featuring performances from a unique roster of players including a number of Miles Davis alums. The band revisits the repertoire from Davis’ electric period as a framework for modern jazz innovation. Miles Davis alums include John Beasley and Robert Irving III on piano, noted percussionist Munyungo Jackson, bassist Darryl Jones (Rolling Stones, Sting), and Vince Wilburn, Jr., Davis’ nephew, on drums. Also filling essential roles in the cast are trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, saxophonist Antoine Roney, Debasish Chaudhury on tabla, and guitarist David Gilmore. They'll be laying down the law at the Moore on February 23rd. Wanna go? Enter to win tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Miles Electric Band!" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 2/22. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To Pearl Jam At Safeco!

Win Tickets To Pearl Jam At Safeco!

Hey, did you hear the news? Pearl Jam is coming to Safeco Field for a two-night stand August 8th and 10th! Tickets go on sale to the general public this Wednesday, February 21st, 10am, at Ticketmaster. Are you feeling lucky? We're giving away tickets to the August 8th show! Enter to win by visiting our Facebook or Instagram page and share your favorite PJ story with us in the comments below the PJ post. For example, tell why you love them, or your favorite song & why, or favorite PJ concert, album, moment, fave cause they support...whatever you like! Our favorite responses will win! Be sure to include your name & phone number with entry. Winners must be able to pick up tickets at our store in West Seattle within one month of notification and present valid photo ID to claim them. Good luck!

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Enter To Win A Signed Brandi Carlile Test Pressing!

Enter To Win A Signed Brandi Carlile Test Pressing!

Brandi Carlile's much anticipated new album, By The Way, I Forgive You, drops tomorrow, and by the way, we've got a special surprise for one lucky winner...a vinyl test pressing signed by Brandi and the twins! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "The Joke" and please include first & last name with entry. Winner must be able to pick up prize at our store in West Seattle...we will not ship. Good luck!

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Enter To Win Classic Stax/Volt Soul Vinyl!

We're celebrating Black History Month and giving away several mystery soul/R&B classic Rhino vinyl reissues from the Stax/Volt vaults, plus a few non-vinyl surprises! Intrigued? Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Soul Power!" and please include first & last name with entry. Winners must be able to pick up prizes at our store in West Seattle. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To Parquet Courts + Thurston Moore!

Win Tickets To Parquet Courts + Thurston Moore!

NYC's finest and Easy Street staff fave Parquet Courts, are teaming up with ex-Sonic Youth axemaster Thurston Moore for a barnburner of a night at the Showbox on 2/16! If that alone isn't enough, amazeballs (did I just write that?) Bay Area heavy-psych warriors Heron Oblivion are also on the bill! Enter to win a pair of tickets to this all-ages show by e-mailing us with the subject line "Thurston Courts Of Oblivion" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 2/15! Good luck!

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New Album Spotlight - Black Panther: The Album


Marvel's new black superhero movie, Black Panther, will premiere in theaters - including West Seattle's own Admiral - on Thursday. The movie is being called "revolutionary," and is one of the most anticipated films of the year. The New York Times called it "a jolt of a movie" and said "in its emphasis on black imagination, creation and liberation, the movie becomes an emblem of a past that was denied and a future that feels very present. And in doing so opens up its world, and yours, beautifully." 

While you're waiting for the premiere, pick up our best-selling CD of the week, Black Panther: The Album, overseen by - and starring - Kendrick Lamar, who collaborates with SZA, James Blake, J Rock, Future, Travis Scott, and The Weeknd and takes his own solo turn on the title track. The other nine songs on the soundtrack feature knockouts like Vince Staples, Anderson Paak, Schoolboy Q, and 2 Chainz, plus names that may not be as familiar -  Yugen Blakrock, Zacari, Jorja Smith, and Babes Woduma. The soundtrack is getting just as many raves as the movie, so don't sleep...pick it up!

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Sasquatch! Tickets On Sale Now!

Sasquatch! Tickets On Sale Now!

We think the Sasquatch! 2018 lineup is the best one in years! Don't miss out on tickets for the three-day music extravaganza taking place Memorial Day Weekend (5/25-27) at the Gorge! Tickets are on sale now at Sasquatch.com. We'll be right there with you hosting artist signings, selling music & merch, and generally stirring up the hive at the Easy Street booth.  

L@@k who'll be performing! Bon Iver, The National, Modest Mouse, David Byrne, Tyler, The Creator, Ray Lamontagne, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Spoon, Grizzly Bear, Explosions In The Sky, Neko Case, Vince Staples, TV On The Radio, Slowdive, Tash Sultana, Thundercat, Shakey Graves, Tune-Yards, Wolf Parade, Japandroids, Snakehips, What So Not, Jai Wolf, Perfume Genius, Noname, Margo Price, Petit Biscuit, Hippo Campus, Lizzo, Tokimonsta, Nao, Julien Baker, Pedro The Lion, Whitney, Pup, Pond, Tank & The Bangas, Jlin, Pickwick, Thunderpussy, Tyler Childers, Girlpool, Big Thief, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Japanese Breakfast, (Sandy) Alex G, Curtis Harding, Rostam, Lemaitre, Gang of Youths, Chastity Belt, Jeff Rosenstock, Algiers, Sango, Jacob Banks, Dhani Harrison, Son Little, Typhoon, Barclay Crenshaw, Too Many Zoos, The Garden, Oliver, The Suffers, Phoebe Bridgers, White Reaper, Alex Lahey, Escort, Charly Bliss, Taco, The Weather Station, Aquilo, Magic Sword, Polyrhythmics, Wilderado, Mimicking Birds, Giants In The Trees, CCFX, Choir! Choir! Choir!, Bread & Butter, & more!

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lovelytheband In-Store 2/22!

lovelytheband In-Store 2/22!

L.A. indie trio lovelytheband meshes beautiful pop hooks and warm synths alongside introspective, sometimes dark sentiments. lovelytheband took shape when lead singer Mitchy Collins met guitarist Jordan Greenwald in a Hollywood bar one night and played him some demos he had made. Greenwald was hooked, and the duo later added drummer Sam Price to the mix. The new band soon recorded their first EP, everything I could never say..., which, at times, displays the influence of MGMT and Grouplove.  The EP produced the breakout single, "Broken," as heard on KNDD.

We're stoked to announce that lovelytheband is coming to Easy Street, Thursday, February 22nd, at 7pm, and their performance will be recorded by 107.7 The End for a special EndSession

It's free and all-ages, so come on down and get lovely with us!

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Win A Son Lux Signed Test Pressing!

Win A Son Lux Signed Test Pressing!

The new Son Lux album, Brighter Wounds, is out today on bright pink indie exclusive vinyl and CD, and we've got a non-pink but signed test pressing to give away to one lucky winner! Make Katsif of NPR writes in his review, "Ryan Lott is both a classically-trained musician and composer, and an inventive sound designer adept at beat production. For years, he's blurred genre lines with his scores for film and dance, and of course, with his moniker-turned-band, Son Lux. With a masterful flair for entwining the acoustic and the electronic, Lott crafts distinctive fluttering melodies, unique textures and dynamic arrangements that sound like no one else. Whether portraying majesty and wonder or heart-wrenching pain, Son Lux's songs always transport us inside his richly rendered imagination....As Son Lux continues to innovate and show off its musical versatility, Brighter Wounds achieves another breakthrough during a fraught and heartbreaking period. It's the band's most personal album yet."

Enter to win the signed test pressing by e-mailing us with the subject line "Brighter Wounds" 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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Win A Palm Prize Pack!

Win A Palm Prize Pack!

Lots of buzzbuzzbuzz going around about mathy NYC-via-Philly band Palm, whose sophomore album, Rock Island, drops Friday! Enter to win a prize pack that includes Rock Island on vinyl AND a pair of tickets to their 21+ show at Barboza on March 1st! To enter the contest, just e-mail us with the subject line "Palm Tickets!" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 2/16. Good luck!

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Video Spotlight: Car Seat Headrest - "My Boy (Twin Fantasy)"

Here it is! The new Car Seat Headrest single, "My Boy (Twin Fantasy)" from upcoming album, Twin FantasyPre-order Twin Fantasy from us now & guarantee your spot at CSH record release in-store performance at Easy Street on 2/16! 

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Win Tickets To Dan Auerbach Sound Revue & Shannon & The Clams!

Win Tickets To Dan Auerbach Sound Revue & Shannon & The Clams!

Taking a deep breath before saying that Dan Auerbach and The Easy Eye Sound Review Featuring Robert Finley & Shannon Shaw Plus Special Guests Shannon & The Clams are ALL performing at the Showbox on February 12! FYI, Robert Finley is a sixtysomething-year-old Louisiana bluesman, whose debut album dropped in 2016. The follow-up, Goin' Platinum, was released by Auerbach's label, Easy Eye Sound, last fall. Shannon Shaw, of course, fronts the oldies-inspired - and awesome, BTW - Shannon & The Clams , whose new one, Onion, comes out on 2/16. Black Keys singer/guitarist Auerbach is touring in support of his latest release, Waiting On A Song.

Sounds like a great show! Wanna go? Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Easy Eye" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 2/9. Good luck!

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Introducing The Easy Street Pacific NW Bands Dartboard!

You may have seen our dartboard turntable slipmats featuring some great bands of the Pacific Northwest....but are you ready for the real thing?? We've conjured up a limited run of the first-ever Easy Street “Pacific Northwest Bands” dartboard! Available ONLY at our store in West Seattle while supplies last! Come on by!

Design + Vid by: soundandvisioneers / madebychaun & Ryan Cory. Starring Archie Coltrane Vaughan & Daisy Lou Vaughan

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Book Spotlight: 33 1/3 - Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde

Book Spotlight: 33 1/3 - Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde

"Twenty five years ago, Los Angeles’ inimitable oddballs The Pharcyde released Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde, their first and unquestionably greatest album. There’s something bittersweet about watching such a touchstone of youthful exuberance and melancholy cross the quarter-century mark. Not only because the album was so pioneering that it would probably be an even bigger hit if it were released today, and not only because its members were just barely out of their teens when they recorded it. But also because by the time they hit the 25-year milestone in their own lives, the group’s original four members were in the process of fracturing."

Author Andrew Barker tells the whole story of the making of Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde in book #122 of the acclaimed 33 1/3 series!

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Sasquatch! Lineup Announced! Tickets On Sale 10am Saturday, 2/10!

We're excited to announce the super solid lineup for Sasquatch! 2018, to be held Memorial Day Weekend at the Gorge! Tickets go on sale this Saturday (2/10) at 10am right here! Once again, Easy Street will be hosting artist signings and selling records & merch in our booth all weekend long. Can't wait to tell you more!

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Car Seat Headrest In-Store 2/16!

Join us on Friday, February 16th, 7pm, as we celebrate the release of Car Seat Headrest’s new album, Twin Fantasy at Easy Street with a special street date full band performance & signing! This one’s gonna be crowded folks, so guarantee your entry NOW by pre-ordering Twin Fantasy on CD or vinyl from us!

* Strictly limited capacity! We will be taking pre-orders for Twin Fantasy online and at the shop until we reach capacity. Online pre-order customers will receive an order confirmation from us, which means YOU’RE IN! Those who pre-order at the shop will get a wristband when they pre-order.

* PRE-ORDER ONE CD OR LP & YOU’LL GET ONE WRISTBAND, GOOD FOR ONE ENTRY. Wanna get your friends or family members in? You’ll need to pre-order additional CDs or LPs.

* Online customers can pick up wristband at the front counter starting at 9am on the day of event or at the door at the event. Lineup for the event will start at 6pm, we’ll have a list of names/wristbands at the door. Those who picked up wristbands early in the day will still need to line up outside the store at 6pm.

* Customers who pre-order must pick up their CD/LP at the store - no shipping.

Pre-order Car Seat Headrest's Twin Fantasy On CD or Vinyl Now!

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Enter To Win Tickets To Destroyer!

Enter To Win Tickets To Destroyer!

The most recent album by Vancouver B.C. singer-songwriter Destroyer (Dan Bejar) is titled ken. And the tastemakers at Pitchfork clearly love it: "It feels like an egregious critical cliché to describe new music as 'Lynchian,' yet there’s something about Bejar’s sensibility that plainly evokes the director’s whole gestalt—particularly the way he manipulates and weaponizes nostalgia. Both warp familiar sounds or images until they feel not just foreign, but unsettling. It’s all cocktails and smoking jackets until suddenly, blood is dripping from somewhere weird. Like one of Lynch’s filmic worlds, ken is elegant and perverse, a reflection on where we came from, and the unbelievable place we seem to have ended up." 

Destroyer's coming the Neptune to give you a taste of his magic on February 8th. Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "ken" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 2/7. Good luck!

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Album Review: Ty Segall - Freedom's Goblin

Album Review: Ty Segall - Freedom's Goblin

By Ian Bremner / OldRookie.com

“The Freedom Band” (his band). “Freedom’s Goblin” (his new album). “I’m Free” (a song from said album.) There is a constant theme throughout Ty Segall’s latest effort - freedom.

Freedom’s Goblin is a 19-track, 75-minute, double LP from Orange County’s most musically restless son. Ty Segall is on about a one-record-per-year schedule these days, which would be a lot to ask for most other artists, but is actually a much slower pace than in years past for him. Perhaps that is the reason he could not resist packing this new record full of every artistic urge he had. The Freedom Band, which includes Mikal Cronin, The Cairo Gang’s Emmett Kelley, and Charles Moothart, all with impressive solo résumés in their own right, contribute equally to the eclectic goblin-y sounds. Cronin lends his saxophone talents on multiple songs, adding new layers and a sunny-pop flavor.

Despite just turning 30, Segall’s extensive historical output allows the listener to hear his maturity and evolution more clearly than with most artists. Sound, both noisy and melodic, is still at the forefront of everything he does, but recently there is a noticeably stronger emphasis on songwriting. Tunes like "Rain," "Cry Cry Cry," and "My Lady’s On Fire" showcase the mellower side of Ty, whereas "Alta," "Meaning," and "5 Ft Tall" still possess that signature fuzz and raucousness.

There's no shortage of experimentation and, well, freedom on Freedom's Goblin. Here, Segall covers "Every 1’s A Winner," the 1978 funk jam from Hot Chocolate, "Despoiler of Cadaver" sounds like it could be off a Prince or Talking Heads record, and the deep pulsing groove of "She" will excite Black Sabbath fans. Yet it all blends together beautifully.

An hour and change later, the last track is a re-work of his own song, "Sleeper." Retitled as "And, Goodnight", Ty turns his sleepy acoustic song into a winding, plugged-in, 12-minute screamer, in what is a near-perfect representation of the freedom and whimsical nature of Freedom’s Goblin.

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Enter To Win Tickets To Seth Walker!

Enter To Win Tickets To Seth Walker!

Blues singer/guitarist Seth Walker hails from North Carolina, but since beginning his musical journey in the '90s he has lived and absorbed the vibes in four major music cities - Austin, Nashville, New York, and New Orleans. You can hear it all come out in his soulful blues songs, which he'll be performing at Highway 99 Blues Club February 3rd! Walker's forthcoming live album, Live At Mauch Chunk Opera House, will drop on 2/23, but in the meantime, enter to win tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Spirits Moving" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 2/1. Good luck!

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Enter To Win A Nightmares On Wax Vinyl Bundle!

Enter To Win A Nightmares On Wax Vinyl Bundle!

The new album by UK DJ Nightmares On Wax, Shape The Future, is out Friday and to celebrate, we are giving away a Nightmares on Wax Essential LP Bundle! The bundle includes the following vinyl LPs:

Carboot Soul
In A Space Outta Sound
Smoker's Delight

Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Shape The Future" 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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R.I.P. Mark E. Smith

R.I.P. Mark E. Smith

By Rod Moody

Must’ve been 1980-81 when I first fell for The Fall. I was 16-17 and like many teens of that time, I had developed a fondness for a certain green leafy substance that wasn’t quite legal yet. I heard through the grapevine that a couple of slightly older kids, who I knew from all the way back at Alki Elementary School, were living together in a house above Beach Drive. I was told they always had what I was looking for. So I began making regular treks up to the house on the hill, the last house on a short dead-end street, no other houses next to it. At this time, my world of music was made up of Rush, Pat Travers, Styx, Zep, Priest, Aerosmith…the usual suspects. But thanks to these two kooks and a pair of their friends, I was introduced to a new game. These four were among the very first West Seattle hardcore punks, and they would crank up 7” singles & LPs by Black Flag, Discharge, Dead Kennedys, Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks, 999, while I waited for my “order" to be ready. I was blown away by the aggression, the speed, the power of this new thing called punk rock. Then they put on The Fall, and while the musician in me cringed when I heard the dissonant, jagged, out-of-tune guitar fragments, the vocalist, Mark E. Smith, was fascinating. This guy was definitely not singing, so what the hell was he saying? It was SO BAD, but yet….magnetic and addictive. Like nothing I'd ever heard. I discovered also that out of all the records that were played at the house on the hill, The Fall’s songs lingered the longest after I left there for home. I would zig-zag down the hill, happily stoned, singing an approximation of “Bingo Master’s Breakout” or maybe the perfectly titled “Repetition.” It was a time and a place, and for a while, it was good. Eventually, one half of that particular gang of four on the hill graduated to more serious substances and sadly, both fell victim to them. It was punk rock, I suppose. The Fall, however, were not punk rock…they would not be defined or pigeonholed, and they remained that way through 32 studio albums and countless line-up changes. The only constant was Mark E. Smith, a cranky, complex, difficult, hard-drinking, some would say asshole, who would not suffer fools gladly, or anyone else for that matter. This group interview with Smith, Nick Cave, and The Pogues’ Shane McGowan provides all the proof you need. However, Smith, who died today at age 60, was a true original, prolific as hell, and a hero to many. Rest-uh In Peace-uh

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Start Your Ear Off Right & Win Cool Rhino Prizes!

Start Your Ear Off Right & Win Cool Rhino Prizes!

It's week three of Rhino's Start Your Ear Off Right campaign! This week's limited vinyl exclusives from Rhino are:

Badfinger - Wish You Were Here (Green Vinyl)
Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare (Purple Vinyl)
The New York Rock & Soul Revue (w/Donald Fagen, Phoebe Snow, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs & more)- Live At The Beacon (2xLP)

Get a FREE Rhino Calendar with each SYEOR purchase!

BONUS! This week we are giving away some fab prizes from Rhino! Enter to win a sweet pair of Audio-Technica headphones by e-mailing us with the subject line "I Want Headphones!" and please include first & last name with entry. Follow us on Instagram for more cool Rhino prizes to win...coming soon!

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Win Tickets To Queens Of The Stone Age!

Hey! We're giving away a pair of tickets to Queens Of The Stone Age at Key Arena January 25th! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "VILLAINS" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner next Tuesday, 1/23.

Good luck!

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Enter To Win The Shins "The Worm's Heart" Test Pressing!

Enter To Win The Shins "The Worm's Heart" Test Pressing!

Waaaay back in March, The Shins unleashed their fifth album, Heartworms, and everyone loved it. EVERYONE! So, they came up with a novel idea...since everyone - and I mean EVERYONE - loved Heartworms, they decided to reinterpret and re-record the entire album, turning all the fast songs into slow songs and vice versa. Oh wait, let's flip the sequencing of the songs too, OK? The result is The Worm's Heart and it is coming out this Friday on CD & vinyl! 

That being said, we got something just a little bit special to share with one lucky winner...a vinyl test pressing of The Worm's Heart! Enter to win it by e-mailing us with the subject line "Smrowtraeh" (that's Heartworms backwards!) 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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Start Your Ear Off Right Week 2! More RHINO Vinyl Exclusives!

Start Your Ear Off Right Week 2! More RHINO Vinyl Exclusives!

Start Your Ear Off Right with a new batch of limited edition vinyl gems from RHINO! Free Rhino calendar with purchase of any SYEOR titles! This week's releases:

Vangelis - Blade Runner Original Soundtrack
Richard & Linda Thompson - Shoot Out The Lights
John Prine - Sweet Revenge
John Prine - Diamond In The Rough
Golden Smog - Weird Tales  (Green Vinyl)
Dan Penn - Do Right Man

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Enter To Win Tickets To Surfer Blood!

Enter To Win Tickets To Surfer Blood!

Florida indie darlings Surfer Blood are touring in support of their most recent release, Snowdonia, their first album following the tragic death of OG guitarist Thomas Fekete. They'll be rocking the Lo-Fi on January 27th with special guests Terry Malts, and we're giving away a pair of tickets! This is a 21+ show. Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Surfer Blood," and please include your first & last name with entry. Good luck!

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Start Your Ear Off Right With Vinyl Exclusives & Free Rhino Calendars!

Start Your Ear Off Right With Vinyl Exclusives & Free Rhino Calendars!

Rhino Records has unleashed its first batch of 20 limited edition vinyl titles for this year's "Start Your Ear Off Right" series! Many of these titles are on colored vinyl, such as Dio's Holy Diver on red vinyl and The Notorious B.I.G.'s Hypnotize 12" on orange & black mixed vinyl. Buy any of the Start Your Ear Off Right titles and we'll give you a free Rhino calendar, while supplies last!

Check out this week's releases below and tune in next week for more!

Dio - Holy Diver (Remastered - Red Vinyl)
Dio - Last In Line (Remastered - Blue Vinyl)
The Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa (White Vinyl 12" Single)
The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize (Black/Orange 12" Single)
ZZ Top - Tres Hombres (Green Vinyl) 

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Easy Street Best Sellers Of 2017!

Easy Street Best Sellers Of 2017!

Pretty clear 2017 was the year of the Mack, but we also saw an outpouring of Loud Love for Chris Cornell with Poncier, Singles OST, and Temple Of The Dog all in the top ten of the year's best sellers. Kendrick Lamar, Gorillaz, Queens of the Stone Age, Run The Jewels, LCD Soundsystem, War on Drugs, and Fleet Foxes all topped the charts on CD and LP, and we saw strong showings from Courtney Barnett/Kurt Vile, Wolf Alice, Bread and Butter, Neil Young, and Beck. Let's have a moment of silence for Sharon Jones (RIP), Charles Bradley (RIP), Tom Petty (RIP).

Check Out Easy Street's Top 50 Best Sellers Of 2017!

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Iris

Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Iris

Iris Stroh - Manager, Easy Street Cafe

Top 10 2017 Albums

1. The Pack AD - Dollhouse
2. The Coathangers - Parasite EP
3. Mutoid Man - War Moans
4. Darkthrone - Arctic Thunder
5. Power Trip - Nightmare Logic
6. Shabazz Palaces - Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star
7. P.O.S. - Chill, Dummy
8. Addaura - Addaura
9. Hobosexual - Monolith
10. All The Witches - Sleeping Through The War

Favorite 2017 Reissues or Soundtracks

1. Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Vol. 1
2. Metallica - Master Of Puppets: Remastered
3. The Kills - Black Rooster EP
4. The Distillers - Coral Fang
5. Elliott Smith - Either/Or (Expanded Edition)

Favorite 2017 Musical Moment/Event

PJ Harvey at WaMu Theatre

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Melena

Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Melena

Melena Molina - Asst. Manager, Easy Street Cafe

Top 10 2017 Albums

1. Chief Keef - Two Zero One Seven
2. Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog
3. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN
4. Juana Molina - Halo
5. All Them Witches - Sleeping Through The War
6. Pickwick - LoveJoys
7. Hobosexual - Monolith
8. Drab Majesty - The Demonstration
9. Ron Gallo - Heavy Meta
10. Blood Pleasures - Blood Pleasures

Favorite 2017 Reissues

1. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
2. Elliott Smith - Either/Or
3. Original Soundtrack - Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
4. The Replacements - For Sale: Live At Maxwell's 1986
5. Original Soundtrack - Thor: Ragnarok

Favorite 2017 Musical Moment/Event

Hobosexual Easy Street In-Store!

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Ben

Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Ben

Ben Fisher - Sales Clerk

Top 10 2017 Albums

1. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - The Nashville Sound
2. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN
3. Big Thief - Capacity
4. Hiss Golden Messenger - Hallelujah Anyhow
5. Joan Shelley - Joan Shelley
6. John Moreland - Big Bad Luv
7. Margo Price - All American Made
8. Phoebe Bridgers - Strangers In The Alps
9. Lenore - Lenore
10. Kevin Morby - City Music

Favorite 2017 Reissues Or Soundtracks

1. Original Broadway Cast - Dear Evan Hansen
2. Anais Mitchell - Young Man In America
3. Neil Young - Hitchhiker
4. Steve Earle - El Corazon
5. Original Broadway Cast - Come From Away

Favorite 2017 Musical Moment/Event

Damien Jurado live in Tel Aviv

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Chad

Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Chad

Chad Naeve - Inventory Stocker

Top 10 2017 Albums

1. Foo Fighters - Concrete And Gold
2. Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog
3. The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
4. LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
5. Chad VanGaalen - Light Information
6. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Soul Of A Woman
7. Justin Townes Earle - Kids In The Street
8. Old 97s - Graveyard Whistling
9. U2 - Songs Of Experience
10. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - Lotta Sea Lice

Favorite 2017 Reissues or Soundtracks

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (50th Anniversary)
2. U2 - The Joshua Tree (30th Anniversary)
3. Def Leppard - Hysteria (30th Anniversary)
4. INXS - Kick (30th Anniversary)
5. Grateful Dead - Grateful Dead

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Dasha

Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Dasha

Dasha Medvedeva - Sales Clerk

Top 10 2017 Albums

1. L.A. Witch - L.A. Witch
2. Slowdive - Slowdive
3. Fever Ray - Plunge
4. Cherry Glazerr - Apocalipstick
5. Mogwai - Every Country’s Son
6. Angel Olsen - Phases
7. Mount Kimbie - Love What Survives
8. Liars - TFCF
9. SZA - CNTRL
10. Ron Gallo - Heavy Meta

Favorite 2017 Reissues or Soundtracks

1. Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Vol. 1
2. Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation
3. Prince - Purple Rain

Favorite 2017 Music Moments/Events

Mogwai - The Showbox
Ron Gallo Easy Street In-Store

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Max 2.0

Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Max 2.0

Max Moore (aka Max 2.0) - Sales Clerk

Top 10 Albums 2017

1. Sampha - Progress
2. King Krule - The Ooz
3. Brockhampton - Saturation I, IIIII
4. Arca - Arca
5. Slowdive - Slowdive
6. Corbin - Mourn
7. Iglooghost - Neo Wax Bloom
8. Cashmere Cat - 9
9. Mura Masa - Mura Masa
10. Jacques Greene - Feel Infinite

Favorite 2017 Reissues or Soundtracks

1. Geinoh Yamashirogumi - Akira Symphonic Suite
2. Elliott Smith - Either/Or (Expanded Edition)

Favorite 2017 Musical Moment/Event

Brockhampton In Seattle!

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Matt

Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Matt

Matt Vaughan - President

Top 10 2017 Albums

1. Kevin Morby - City Music
2. The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
3. Will Johnson - Hatteras Night, A Good Luck Charm
4. Kelela - Take Me Apart
5. Oh Sees - Orc
6. Lydia Loveless - Boy Crazy And Single(S)
7. Fever Ray - Plunge
8. Ride - Weather Diaries
9. All Them Witches - Sleeping Through The War
10. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - Lotta Sea Lice

Favorite 2017 Reissues or Soundtracks

1. Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation (40th Anniversary edition)
2. Original Soundtrack - Singles
3. Isaac Hayes - The Spirit Of Memphis
4. Various Artists - Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares
5. Overlord - Broken Toys

Favorite 2017 Musical Moment/Event

Tom Petty's last Seattle show - Safeco (Miss u Tom)

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Zach

Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Zach

Zach Rourke - Barista/Beertender - Easy Street Cafe

Top 10 2017 Albums

1. Charlotte Gainsbourg - Rest
2. Oh Sees - Orc
3. King Krule - The Ooz
4. Mogwai - Every Country's Son
5. Ty Segall - Ty Segall
6. Rostam - Half-Light
7. Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins
8. Molly Burch - Please Be Mine
9. Blood Pleasures - Blood Pleasures
10. Roger Waters - Is This The Life We Really Want?

Favorite 2017 Reissues or Soundtracks

1. Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Of Ethiopia
2. Annie Anxiety - Soul Possession
3. Radiohead - OK Computer: OKNOTOK
4. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Lovely Creatures
5. Link Wray - Link Wray

Favorite 2017 Musical Moment/Event

Hobosexual at the Crocodile

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Malia

Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Malia

Malia Kokame - Sales Clerk/Social Media Editor

Top 10 2017 Albums

1. Timber Timbre - Sincerely, Future Pollution
2. Slowdive - Slowdive
3. Spirit Award - Neverending
4. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Soul Of A Woman
5. L.A. Witch - L.A. Witch
6. Sampha - Process
7. LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
8. Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins
9. Oh Sees - Orc
10. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me

Favorite 2017 Reissues or Soundtracks

1. Various Artists - Baby Driver Soundtrack
2. Various Artists - Twin Peaks (Music From The Limited Event Series)
3. D'Angelo - Brown Sugar
4. Thelonious Monk - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960
5. The Replacements - For Sale: Live From Maxwell's 1986

Favorite 2017 Musical Moment/Event

Timber Timbre at the Tractor Tavern 5/6/17

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - India

Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - India

India Spence - Hostess - Easy Street Cafe

Top 10 2017 New Releases

1. St. Vincent - Masseduction
2. K. Flay - Everywhere Is Somewhere
3. Kesha - Rainbow
4. Beth Ditto - Fake Sugar
5. Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog
6. Sleigh Bells - Kid Kruschev
7. Billie Eilish - Don't Smile At Me
8. Goldfrapp - Silver Eye
9. Lola Cola - The Only Child
10. The Regrettes - Feel Your Feelings Fool!

Favorite 2017 Reissue or Soundtrack

1. Original Soundtrack - Big Little Lies
2. Original Soundtrack - Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
3. Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
4. INXS - Kick 30th Anniversary Edition
5. Radiohead - OK Computer OKNOTOK

Favorite 2017 Musical Moment/Event

St. Vincent existing. That's all.

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Rod

Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Rod

Rod Moody - Web & Social Media Manager/Vinyl Slinger

Top 10 Albums Of 2017

1. Mark Lanegan - Gargoyle
2. The Yawpers - Boy In A Well
3. Protomartyr - Relatives In Descent
4. Prom Queen - Doom Wop
5. Bread & Butter - Bread & Butter
6. Robert Plant - Carry Fire
7. JD McPherson - Undivided Heart & Soul
8. Slowdive - Slowdive
9. OMD - The Punishment Of Luxury
10. All Them Witches - Sleeping Through The War

Favorite 2017 Reissues

1. Acetone - Acetone 1992-2001
2. Neil Young - Hitchhiker
3. Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation (RSD Black Friday title)
4. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (25th Anniversary)

Favorite Musical Moments/Events

Swedish Finnish at West Seattle Summer Fest
Swedish Finnish at Easy Street on Record Store Day
Radiohead at Key Arena
Lemon Twigs at Barboza

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Randy

Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Randy

Randy Kabambi - Sales Clerk

Top 8 2017 Albums

1. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN
2. Thundercat - Drunk
3. Tyler The Creator - Flower Boy
4. SZA - CTRL
5. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Soul Of A Woman
6. Sampha - Process
7. Rapsody - Laila's Wisdom
8. Goldlink - At What Cost

Favorite 2017 Reissue or Soundtrack

Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Of Ethiopia

Favorite 2017 Musical Moment/Event

Flying Lotus 3-D Show at The Paramount

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Scott

Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Scott

Scott Helgason - Server/Barista - Easy Street Cafe

Top 10 2017 Albums 

1. LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
2. Future Islands - The Far Field
3. Mogwai - Every Country's Son
4. Drab Majesty - The Demonstration
5. The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
6. Chad Vangaalen - Light Information
7. Hobosexual - Monolith
8. Total Control - Laughing At The System
9. Charms - Human Error
10. Death Of Lovers - The Acrobat

Favorite 2017 Reissues Or Soundtracks

1. Original Soundtrack - Guardians Of The Galaxy Part 2
2. Original Soundtrack - Big Little Lies

Favorite 2017 Musical Moment/Event

Mogwai at the Showbox

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Andy

Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Andy

Andy "29% Off" Nelson - Vinyl Czar

Top 10 Albums Of 2017

1. All Them Witches - Sleeping Through The War
2. The Yawpers - Boy In A Well
3. The Replacements - For Sale: Live At Maxwell's 1986
4. Slowdive - Slowdive
5. Deer Tick - Vol. 1 & Vol. 2
6. Margo Price - All American Made
7. Laura Marling  - Semper Femina
8. Neil Young - Hitchhiker
9. LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
10. Ron Gallo - Heavy Meta

Favorite 2017 Reissues or Soundtracks

1. Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Vol. 1
2. Various Artists - Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares
3. Chris Bell - The Complete Chris Bell (RSD Black Friday title, no longer available)
4. Rush - A Farewell To Kings (40th Anniversary Edition)
5. Metallica - Master Of Puppets: Remastered (Deluxe Box)

Favorite 2017 Musical Moment/Event

Goblin at Neumos

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Adam

Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Adam

Adam Tutty - Shipping & Receiving Manager

Top 10 Albums Of 2017

1. Grandaddy - Last Place
2. All Them Witches - Sleeping Through The War
3. Jesus And Mary Chain - Damage And Joy
4. LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
5. Queens Of The Stone Age - Villains
6. Kevin Morby - City Music
7. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - The Nashville Sound
8. Ride - Weather Diaries
9. The Orwells - Terrible Human Beings
10. The Old 97s - Graveyard Whistling

Favorite 2017 Reissues or Soundtracks

1. Original Soundtrack - Baby Driver
2. Original Soundtrack - Singles
3. INXS - Kick 30
4. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
5. Prince - Purple Rain

Favorite 2017 Musical Moment/Event

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers At Safeco

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Sam

Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Sam

Sam Robbins - Sales Clerk/Cafe Help

Top 10 2017 Albums

1. Brockhampton - Saturation
2. Cherry Glazerr - Apocalipstick
3. doNormaal - 3rd Daughter
4. Tyler The Creator - Flower Boy
5. Forest Swords - Compassion
6. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN
7. LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
8. Tonstartssbandht - Sorcerer
9. Injury Reserve - Drive It Like It's Stolen
10. Great Grandpa - Plastic Cough

Favorite 2017 Musical Moment/Event

Seeing Bjork and Frank Ocean at FYF

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Ian

Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Ian

Ian Bremner - Sales Clerk, Social Media Editor

Top 10 Albums Of 2017

1. Deer Tick - Deer Tick Vol. 1 & Vol. 2
2. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN
3. Slowdive - Slowdive
4. Ron Gallo - Heavy Meta
5. Kevin Morby - City Music
6. Bully - Losing
7. St. Vincent - Masseduction
8. Snoh Allegra - Feels
9. Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog
10. Lilly Hiatt - Trinity Lane

Need more? Check Ian's Best 59(!!!) Records of 2017 at OldRookie.com

Favorite 2017 Reissues or Soundtracks

1. Neil Young - Harvest Moon (RSD Black Friday title, no longer available)
2. Neil Young - Hitchhiker
3. Radiohead - OK Computer OKNOTOK
4. Jackie Shane - Any Other Way
5. Isaac Hayes - Spirit Of Memphis 1962-1976 (RSD Black Friday title, no longer available)

Favorite Musical Moments Or Events

Ty Segall at Neumos
Angel Olsen at Capitol Hill Block Party

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - David

Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - David

David Jaime-Rodriguez - Cook - Easy Street Cafe

Top 10 2017 Albums

1. Hobosexual - Monolith
2. Drew Martin - The Valley
3. Nauticult - Phantom Limb
4. Thom Joseph - Say It Loud
5. Antonioni - Lullablaze
6. Trevor Hall - The Fruitful Darkness
7. SISTERS - Wait Don't Wait & Drink Champagne
8. Monsterwatch - Blabbermouth
9. Bobby's Oar - Not What I'm Looking For
10. Blood Pleasures - Blood Pleasures

Favorite 2017 Reissues or Soundtracks

1. Metallica - Master Of Puppets: Remastered
2. The Replacements - For Sale: Live At Maxwell's 1986
3. Neil Young - Hitchhiker
4. Elliott Smith - Either/Or (Expanded Edition)

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Mary

Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Mary

Mary Bruce - Bookkeeper

Top 10 2017 Albums

1. Secret Sisters - You Don't Own Me Anymore
2. JD McPherson - Undivided Heart & Soul
3. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - The Nashville Sound
4. Chuck Prophet - Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins
5. Little Steven - Soulfire
6. Len Price 3 - Kentish Longtails
7. The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (50th Anniversary)
8. Steve Earle - So You Wannabe An Outlaw
9. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Live At Red Rocks
10. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (25th Anniversary)

Favorite 2017 Reissues Or Soundtracks

Original Series Soundtrack - Twin Peaks

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Kevin

Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Kevin

Kevin Larson - Sales Clerk/Displays

Top 10 2017 Albums

1. The Jesus And Mary Chain - Damage And Joy
2. Beck - Colors
3. Mark Lanegan - Gargoyle
4. Beth Ditto - Fake Sugar
5. OMD - The Punishment Of Luxury
6. Little Big Town - The Breaker
7. Queens Of The Stone Age - Villains
8. Valerie June - The Order Of Time
9. Highly Suspect - The Boy Who Died Wolf
10. Depeche Mode - Spirit

Favorite 2017 Reissues

1. Prince - Purple Rain
2. Original Soundtrack - Singles
3. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
4. Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac Vinyl Reissues
5. Rihanna Vinyl Reissues

Favorite 2017 Musical Moments/Events

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers At Safeco

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Atticus

Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Atticus

Atticus George-Andrijeski - Floor Manager

Top 10 Albums Of 2017

1. Mogwai - Every Country's Son
2. Grandaddy - Last Place
3. Mount Kimbie - Love What Survives
4. Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens
5. Drab Majesty - The Demonstration
6. Slowdive - Slowdive
7. Fever Ray - Plunge
8. Future Islands - The Far Field
9. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN
10. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - Lotta See Lice

Favorite 2017 Reissues or Soundtracks

1. Alice Coltrane - The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane
2. Radiohead - OK Computer OKNOTOK
3. Elliott Smith - Either/Or Expanded Edition

Favorite 2017 Musical Moment/Event

Hugging Charles Bradley

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Ethan

Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Ethan

Ethan Fields - Barista/Server - Easy Street Cafe

Top 10 Albums Of 2017

1. Lana Del Rey - Lust For Life
2. SZA - CTRL
3. Ron Gallo - Heavy Meta
4. The Drums - Abysmal Thoughts
5. Valerie June - The Order Of Time
6. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - Lotta Sea Lice
7. Meatbodies - Alice
8. Tyler, The Creator - Flower Boy
9. King Krule - The Ooz
10. Jake Bugg - Hearts That Strain

Favorite 2017 Reissues or Soundtracks

1. Original Soundtrack - Big Little Lies
2. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
3. Original Soundtrack - Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2
4. Original Soundtrack - Baby Driver
5. Original Soundtrack - Atomic Blonde

Favorite 2017 Musical Moment/Event

Garbage & Blondie at Chateau Ste. Michelle

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Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Max 1.0

Easy Street Staff Best Of 2017 - Max 1.0

Maximilian Czerwinski (aka Max 1.0) - Sales Clerk

Top 10 2017 Albums

1. Slowdive - Slowdive
2. Ty Segall - Ty Segall
3. Tinariwen - Elwan
4. Mogwai - Every Country's Son
5. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - Lotta Sea Lice
6. Curtis Harding - Face Your Fear
7. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Soul Of A Woman
8. Thundercat - Drunk
9. St. Vincent - Masseduction
10. Ron Gallo - Heavy Meta

Favorite 2017 Reissues or Soundtracks

1. Thelonious Monk - Les Liaisons Dangereuses
2. Chris Bell - I Am The Cosmos
3. The Meters - A Message From The Meters
4. Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Volume 1
5. The Avalanches - Since I Left You

Favorite 2017 Musical Moment/Event

Playing sax on stage with Ron Gallo at Easy Street.

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Win Tickets To Manatee Commune!

Win Tickets To Manatee Commune!

"A violist by trade and a producer by nature, Manatee Commune (aka Grant Eadie) makes his mark with ridiculously catchy melodies, sparkly synthesis, and energetic percussion. Though falling in the realm of electronic music, MC's shows have proven to be flamboyant and lively as he jumps from violin to guitar to drums to keyboard with vibrant projected visuals." Manatee Commune will be at Neumos 12/30 with special guests Bayonne, Otieno Terry, and Buildstrong DJs. Enter to win a pair of tickets for this all ages show by e-mailing us with the subject line "Manatee Commune" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 12/29. Good luck!

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Easy Street 2017 Holiday Hours!

Happy Holidays to all! Thanks for all your amazing support this year! Here are our holiday hours for the coming weeks...

Christmas Eve

Cafe - 7am - 3pm
Store - 9am - 5pm

Christmas Day - CLOSED

New Year's Eve

Cafe - 7am - 3pm
Store - 9am - 5pm

New Year's Day

Cafe - 8am - 3pm
Store - 9am - 5pm

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Win A Brian Setzer Holiday Prize Package!

Win A Brian Setzer Holiday Prize Package!

The Brian Setzer Orchestra is coming to the Paramount for their annual Christmas show...the day after Christmas! That's OK, though, you'll still have some leftover spirit, right? If not, Brian & company will deliver! We're giving away a pair of tickets to the holiday bash PLUS we're throwing in a limited edition Rockin' Rudolph box set, which includes the CD, sheet music, a tree ornament, pomade, guitar pick, drink coasters, photos and a USB "credit card" packed with extra goodies! Plus plus, Setzer personally signed the box it was mailed in!

Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Rockin' Rudolph" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 12/22. Good luck!

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Enter To Win Tickets To X At The Showbox!

Enter To Win Tickets To X At The Showbox!

Legendary L.A. rockers X are celebrating their 40th year together by ... you guessed it...touring! They're coming back to the Showbox on December 27th, so enter to win a pair of tickets to this 21+ show by e-mailing us with the subject line "40 Years Of X!" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 12/20. Good luck!

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Win A Signed Herb Alpert Christmas Album!

Win A Signed Herb Alpert Christmas Album!

It's a Christmas miracle! We got our hands on a signed vinyl copy of Herb Alpert's new holiday LP, The Christmas Wish, and since "giving" is an essential element of the Spirit of Christmas, we are giving it away to one lucky winner! Enter to win it by e-mailing us with the subject line "HERB!" and please include first & last name with entry. Winner must be able to pick up prize at our store in West Seattle within one month of notification. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To Daedelus At Neumos!

Win Tickets To Daedelus At Neumos!

And we quote from the bio... "Like his mythological namesake, Daedelus – otherwise known as Alfred Darlington – is an inventor, a creator of sonic labyrinths combining sounds from an eclectic palette into an innovative genre all his own. With The Light Brigade, Daedelus returns to Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder, a fitting home for the Los Angeles electronic pioneer. The Light Brigade is a musical interplay of light and dark, soft and heavy, beautiful and frightening. The ghosts of war reverberate into the present in this deeply moving meditation on mortality."

Sound good? We're giving away tickets to Daedelus's 12/19 show at Neumos (21+)! Enter to win a pair by e-mailing us with the subject line "I Want Daedelus Tickets!" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 12/18, or if you'd rather not leave things to chance, you can always buy tickets here. Good luck!

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Last Chance For Easy Street Online Holiday Shopping!

Last Chance For Easy Street Online Holiday Shopping!

Ordering online? If you're on the West Coast, please order Priority Mail by 9am next Wednesday (12/20) to get your items in time for Christmas. All other regions of the U.S. must place order (Priority Mail) by 9am next Monday (12/18) to make sure it gets under the tree in time. However, as we cannot predict inclement weather and other forces beyond our control, we cannot guarantee that orders will arrive before Christmas.

Attention holiday shoppers! If you're still making lists and checking them twice, maybe it's time to turn to the Easy Street Online Merch Page for a great selection of cool and unique gifts, such as….

Represent by wearing our super-hawt Easy Street T-Shirts! Available in a variety of styles - Ames Bros. Vs. Easy Street, Boxing Club, Black Star & Grey Eagle.

Stay toasty and comfy with Easy Street Hoodies - Classic Black Star Pullover, Charcoal Grey Zip-Up, Navy Blue Zip-Up

Rock your baby with Easy Street Black Star Onesies!

PLUS

Easy Street Trucker Hats and Beanies!

Easy Street Coffee Mugs and Indo 25 Coffee!

Easy Street Pint Glasses!

Easy Street Six-Pack O' Stickers!

Easy Street Turntable Slipmats!

Don’t Delay! Visit our Merch Page and make your holiday shopping EASY!

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New Release Round-Up 12-15-17

 

New Releases 15-December-2017



Eminem - Revival - Aftermath
Eminem returns with his highly anticipated ninth album, Revival. Rick Rubin, Skylar Grey, Eminem himself, and executive producer Dr. Dre handle production duties and the album features guest appearances from artists Beyoncé, Phresher, Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, X Ambassadors, Grey, Kehlani, and Pink.

N.E.R.D. - NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES - Sony
NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES is N.E.R.D.'s first album since 2010. This album includes the hit single “Lemon” (featuring Rihanna). Other guest artists include Kendrick Lamar, Future, Andre’ 3000, M.I.A., Gucci Mane, and Ed Sheeran.

New Order - NOMC15 - Mute U.S.
New Order release their new live album, NOMC15, recorded at Brixton Academy in 2015 following the release of their most recent studio LP (and Mute debut) Music Complete. It features a set consisting of tracks from the new album, as well as cuts from their back catalog and songs by Joy Division.

Nav And Metro Boomin - Perfect TimingNav And Metro Boomin - Perfect TimingNav And Metro Boomin - Perfect Timing - XO Records
Nav, named one of Rolling Stone's "10 New Artists You Need To Know," and Metro Boomin, one of the industry's most famous producers, new mixtape Perfect Timing includes guests Gucci Mane, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Offset, Playboi Carti & Belly. Metro won BET's Producer Of The Year for the second consecutive year & has worked alongside some of the biggest names in hip-hop including: Drake, Big Sean, Migos, Future, Post Malone, Playboi Carti, Offset, Lil Uzi Vert & 21 Savage. NAV has also toured as main support for The Weeknd.

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Linkin Park - One More Light Live
Asking Alexandria - Asking Alexandria
Gord Downie - Introduce Yerself
Taylor Swift - reputation [2LP Picture Disc Vinyl]
Boosie Badazz - Boopac
G-Eazy - The Beautiful & Damned
The Beatles - The Christmas Records [Limited Edition 7in Box Set]
Crazy Heart [Soundtrack 2LP]
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things 2
Stranger Things: Music from the Netflix Original Series [2LP]
Sir Rosevelt - Sir Rosevelt
John Williams - Star Wars: The Last Jedi [Soundtrack]
Bright: The Album
Sia - Everyday Is Christmas [LP]
Otis Redding - The Definitive Studio Album Collection [7LP]
Majid Jordan - The Space Between
Fela Kuti - Vinyl Box Set 4 Compiled By Erykah Badu [LP Box Set]

& More .....

Pop Etc - Routine [Vinyl Single]
Maurice Smith - Can't Fight The Feeling [Vinyl Single]
Hans Chew - Open Sea EP [Vinyl]
Nolan Porter - Go-Go-Go [Vinyl Single]
Buffalo Tom - All Be Gone
Awolnation - Miracle Man
Poppy Ackroyd - Paper
The Go Ahead - In Harms Way EP






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Win Tickets To Ekali At The Showbox!

Win Tickets To Ekali At The Showbox!

Vancouver B.C. electronic artist Ekali is coming to the Showbox on December 15th with special guests Medasin and Judge! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Past Life" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 12/14. Good luck!

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Win The Eagles' "Hotel California" 40th Anniversary Deluxe Box!

Win The Eagles' "Hotel California" 40th Anniversary Deluxe Box!

The Eagles' Hotel California Deluxe 40th Anniversary Box is a new 2-CD/1-Blu-ray Audio edition that includes the original studio album, ten previously unreleased live recordings, as well as hi-res and 5.1 mixes. Presented in an 11 x 11 hardbound book, the set also features rare and unseen photos from the era, a replica tour book, and three stand-alone posters. The collection also marks the debut of ten live tracks that were recorded during the band's three-night stand at the Los Angeles Forum in October 1976. Enter to win it by e-mailing us with the subject line "Hotel California" and please include first & last name with entry. Winner must be able to pick up prize at our store in West Seattle within one month of notification. Good luck!

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Win Aretha Franklin's "A Brand New Me" On Vinyl!

Win Aretha Franklin's "A Brand New Me" On Vinyl!

Rhino Records recently released A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which pairs classic vocals from some of the most iconic songs that the Queen Of Soul recorded for Atlantic Records with new arrangements performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Enter to win a copy of A Brand New Me on vinyl by e-mailing us with the subject line "A Brand New Me" 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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Enter To Win The Brian Wilson Anthology On Vinyl!

Enter To Win The Brian Wilson Anthology On Vinyl!

Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology revisits legendary Beach Boys' leader Brian Wilson's solo career with 18 songs selected from Wilson's nine solo albums - a mix of studio and live recordings plus two previously unreleased tracks. Enter to win a copy on vinyl by e-mailing us with the subject line "Playback" 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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Enter To Win Wilco Prize Packages!

We're celebrating the release of the deluxe editions of Wilco's first two albums, A.M. and Being There, by giving away a copy of each on vinyl, plus t-shirts! One lucky winner will receive the deluxe vinyl version of Wilco's 1995 debut, A.M., which includes the original album plus eight unreleased bonus tracks, while another winner will get the deluxe vinyl Being There 4-LP set, featuring loads of never-before-heard songs, alternate takes and live performances! Each winner will also receive a corresponding t-shirt with the track list on the back! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Wilco Deluxe!" and please include first & last name with entry. Winner must be able to pick up prize at our store in West Seattle within one month of notification. Good luck!

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New Release Round-Up 12-01-17

New Releases 01-December-2017


U2 - Songs of Experience - Interscope Records
U2, the biggest name in rock music, is back with their highly anticipated 14th studio album Songs of Experience. A collection of 13 songs in the form of intimate letters to places and people including family, friends and fans, featuring tracks "The Blackout” and first single "You’re The Best Thing About Me."

Neil Young & Promise Of The Real - The Visitor - Reprise
Neil Young reteams with Promise Of The Real for a new album titled The Visitor, their second studio LP together following 2015's The Monsanto Years. The album comes just three months after Young released Hitchhiker, his long-lost LP of acoustic songs recorded over one night in August 1976. Young and Promise of the Real also shared the album's first single "Already Great," a rumbling, tongue-in-cheek response to Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan. 

Chris Stapleton - All American Made

Chris Stapleton - All American MadeChris Stapleton - From A Room: Volume 2Chris Stapleton - From A Room: Volume 2 - Mercury Nashville
Chris Stapleton's From A Room: Volume 2 takes its name from Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A (the capital “A” in “From A Room”) where it was recorded over the last year with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb. Along with Stapleton on vocals and guitar and Cobb on acoustic guitar, the album features Morgane Stapleton on harmony vocals as well as longtime band-members J.T. Cure on bass and Derek Mixon on drums. In addition to seven songs co-written by Stapleton, the album features versions of Kevin Welch’s “Millionaire” and the Homer Banks/Lester Snell-penned song made famous by Pops Staples, “Friendship”. Volume 2 follows the release of From A Room: Volume 1, which debuted earlier this year at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and, with its RIAA Gold certification, remains the #1 best-selling country album of 2017. 

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Van Morrison - Versatile - Sony Legacy
Across Versatile's sixteen tracks, Van Morrison interprets some of the very building blocks of modern music in his own utterly unique style, such as songs originally made famous by the likes of Chet Baker, Sinatra, the Righteous Brothers, Tony Bennett and Nat King Cole. Versatile also features six stunning new Van compositions, including "Broken Record." a timeless piece of late-night swing.

The Rolling Stones - On Air - UME
On Air is a collection of rarely heard radio recordings from The Rolling Stones' formative years. The songs, including eight tracks the band never released commercially, were originally broadcast on UK shows such as Saturday Club and Top Gear between 1963 and 1965. The tapes have gone through the “audio source separation” process, making tracks like "Come On," "(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction," and many more sound better than before. The vinyl release features 32 classic tracks on two 180G LPs!


ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Danielle Bradbery - I Don't Believe We've Met
Cindy Wilson - Change [LP]
Miguel - War & Leisure
Glassjaw - Material Control
Action Bronson - Blue Chips 7000
Rush - A Farewell To Kings: 40th Anniversary Edition [4LP]
Starfucker (STRFKR) - Vault Vol. 1-3 [3CD]
Pitbull - Greatest Hits
Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky: 35th Anniversary [Collector's Box Set]
Morbid Angel - Kingdoms Disdained [LP]
Wilco - A.M.: Deluxe Edition [2LP]
Wilco - Being There: Deluxe Edition [4LP]
Nightmares On Wax - Citizen Kane [LP]
Tav Falco - A Tav Falco Christmas
Dexter Gordon - Both Sides of Midnight [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Five Finger Death Punch - A Decade Of Destruction
The Minus 5 - Dear December
Reo Speedwagon - Not So Silent Night: Christmas With Reo Speedwagon [LP]
Tom Chaplin - Twelve Tales Of Christmas [LP]

& More .....

Bib - Moshpit EP [Vinyl]
Louis Tomlinson - Miss You
First Aid Kit - Fireworks
Tommy Emmanuel - Looking Forward To The Past






 

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.

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Win Tickets To Demetri Martin!

Win Tickets To Demetri Martin!

Standup comedian Demetri Martin will be filming a TV special at the Moore on December 2nd and you can win tickets! Martin began doing standup comedy in New York City, where he worked as a staff writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien. After working at Conan, Demetri became a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He's released two standup comedy albums and three standup comedy specials, including his latest for Netflix, Demetri Martin Live (at the time). He also created and starred in his own television series for Comedy Central called Important Things with Demetri Martin.

Enter to win tickets to the 9:30pm show by e-mailing us with the subject line "Let's Get Awkward" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 12/1. Good luck!

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Win New Charlotte Gainsbourg Vinyl & Signed Photo!

Charlotte Gainsbourg's new album, Rest, is a triumph in more ways than one. After years of collaborating with heavy hitters such as Beck, Jarvis Cocker, and her father, Serge Gainsbourg, Charlotte has finally stepped out from the shadows and grabbed the reins. The untimely death of her half-sister took a great toll on her, and it reflects in the lyrics and vibe of this deeply personal album. On the positive side, the reviews of this first "real" Charlotte Gainsbourg album have been uniformly excellent. We're offering up a vinyl copy of Rest plus a signed photo of Charlotte to one lucky winner. Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Rest" 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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RSD Black Friday 2017 - Best Sellers & What's Left!

RSD Black Friday 2017 - Best Sellers & What's Left!

Thanks to everyone who came to see us on RSD Black Friday and Small Business Saturday! Hope y'all scored all the goodies on your list and then some! We had a great day, thanks to you! As a result, we only have a handful of titles left to sell online. 

But first...what were our hottest sellers? Go here for the list!

Here's the list of RSDBF titles we have available online:

Benjamin Booker - Live For No One - 10"

Cheap Trick - Christmas Christmas LP

Clutch - Pitchfork & Lost Needles - Picture Disc

Fleet Foxes - The Electric Lady Session 10"

Gorillaz - Humanz - Picture Disc

Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation (40th Anniversary Edition) - 2xLP

The Prodigy - H.N.I.C. - 2xLP

Otis Redding - Live In Europe (50th Anniversary Edition)

Sublime - 40 Oz To Freedom - 2xLP Picture Disc

U2 - The Blackout

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Win Tickets To Morgan Saint At Barboza!

New York-based singer Morgan Saint's debut EP, 17 Hero, dropped last month, with her label, Epic Records, saying this about the vibe: "Think Fiona Apple channeling Florence + the Machine in a David Lynchian landscape for a reference point and you’re a quarter of the way there!" Sound good? Well, enter to win a pair of tickets to her 21+ show at Barboza on December 4th by e-mailing us with the subject line "You" (the title of the first single) and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 12/2. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To SALES & Chaos Chaos!

Win Tickets To SALES & Chaos Chaos!

Florida indie-pop band SALES are coming to Neumos along with special guests Chaos Chaos (the Seattle sister duo formerly known as Smoosh) on November 30th! Wanna go? Enter to win tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "SALES Tickets!" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 11/29. Good luck!

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Enter To Win Guitar Signed By Dhani Harrison!

Dhani Harrison (son of George) captivated the crowd at his show at the Crocodile last night! He's touring in support of his debut solo release, IN///PARALLEL, and while we weren't able to sponsor a ticket contest for the show, we think you might love the alternative...a signed guitar! Enter to win this sharp Fender Squier Bullet Strat signed by the man himself by e-mailing us with the subject line "Dhani Guitar" and please include first & last name with entry. Winner must be able to pick up guitar at our store in West Seattle one week after notification. Good luck!

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Ian's RSD Black Friday 2017 Picks!

Ian's RSD Black Friday 2017 Picks!

It's that time again! Just one more week until we open our doors at 7am for Record Store Day's Black Friday (11/24)! As always, we'll be offering up a ton of limited edition RSDBF exclusives and "RSDBF First" releases in many colors and sizes!

Without further ado, here are Easy Street Social Media guru Ian Bremner's RSDBF picks!

Neil Young - Harvest Moon 25th Anniversary Edition - 2xLP

This 25th Anniversary Edition of the Neil Young classic is newly remastered and presented for the first time on vinyl in North America, in case-wrapped gatefold jacket.

Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels - Live 1973 Featuring Emmylou Harris

Live 1973 Featuring Emmylou Harris is a live album by Gram Parsons and the Fallen Angels, recorded at Sonic Studios in Hempstead, New York during a live radio broadcast from WLIR-FM. The recording came between Parsons' only two solo studio albums, GP, and Grievous Angel, but it was not released until 1982. This re-issue is pressed on audiophile 180-gram vinyl, utilizing Sierra Records 1982 original half-speed metal master, and was processed by the late Richard "Slim" Doss at the legendary Sheffield Lab Matrix. This beautiful deluxe edition comes with the original LP artwork, in an enhanced presentation silver foil, limited numbered jacket. It is a must have for any fan of the talented and troubled musician.

Isaac Hayes - The Spirit of Memphis - 2xLP

World famous soul singer Issac Hayes influenced thousands of musician over his multi-decade career, working for Stax Records and writing such classics as "Soul Man" and "Shaft." To honor this legend who passed away in 2008, RSD Black Friday is releasing a 2LP set on colored vinyl, The Spirit of Memphis, featuring many songs from Hayes' career, and several songs previously unreleased on vinyl. This collection highlights Isaac's role as musician, songwriter, and producer and includes songs from not only his catalog, but from The Soul Children, David Porter, The Emotions and more. 

Willie Nelson - Spirit

For RSD Black Friday, Modern Classics is re-releasing Spirit, Willie Nelson's forty-ninth studio album, originally released in 1996. The album differs from Nelson's other work because his band used fewer instruments on the recording (two guitars, piano, fiddle) and it has a more classical/Spanish influence. Spirit reached the US Country top 20 when it was released, and David Fricke from Rolling Stone describes it as "low-key, acoustic, stripped to the rugged fundamentals of a good song and a superior voice." Spirit is an emotional concept album illustrating the forlorn tale of a man abandoned by the great love of his life. We follow him down the path of loss as he confronts grief, gets back on his feet, and eventually finds solace in acceptance. Beloved by those familiar with Nelson's deep catalog, Spirit remains highly revered amongst critics and fans alike. Originally released in 1996, Spirit is issued here for the first time on colored vinyl as a special Record Store Day Black Friday release. It comes newly remastered with a deluxe, gatefold, 'tip-on' uncoated jacket, this is a chance to own this unique album in its most beautifully presented form.

Check out the full list of Record Store Day Black Friday titles here!

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Win Tickets To Chicano Batman!

Win Tickets To Chicano Batman!

L.A.'s Chicano Batman are bringing their infectious mix of Brazilian Tropicalia & psych-tinged funk to the Showbox November 18th with special guests Texas psych/world trio Khruangbin! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Freedom Is Free" (the title of their latest release on ATO) and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 11/17. Good luck!

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Enter To Win Tickets To Foo Fighters At Safeco!

The mighty Foo Fighters are looking to hit a home run when they come and play Safeco Field on September 1st, 2018! Tickets go on sale Monday, November 20th at 10am, but if you're feeling lucky, you might wanna enter our contest for a pair of free tickets! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "FOOS!" and please include first & last name with entry. Good luck!

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Adam's RSD Black Friday 2017 Picks!

Adam's RSD Black Friday 2017 Picks!

We asked our shipping & receiving manager Adam Tutty what he's gonna pick up on Record Store Day's Black Friday, which starts at 7am, 11/24 at your favorite corner record shop! Check out his picks!

Chuck Berry - The London Chuck Berry Sessions - LP

The London Chuck Berry Sessions is an album of studio recordings and live recordings by Chuck Berry, released by Chess Records in October 1972. Side One consists of studio recordings, engineered by Geoff Calver. Side Two features three live performances recorded by the PYE Mobile Unit, engineered by Alan Perkins, on February 3, 1972 at the Lanchester Arts Festival in Coventry England. The recordings include the sound of festival management trying in vain to get the audience to leave so that the next performers can take the stage: the crowd begins chanting "We Want Chuck". "My Ding-a-ling" from the live side of the album was edited to approximately four minutes for release as a single. It was Berry's first and only single to reach #1 in the US and the UK.

Benjamin Booker - Live for No One (Live From Columbus Theater, Providence, RI) - 10” EP

Benjamin Booker is a 27-year-old American musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist, born in Virginia Beach, VA. He was exposed to all types of music in his youth, and Booker cites artists as varied as The Gun Club, Blind Willie Johnson, and T. Rex as influences. His music has been described as "frenzied guitar-strumming and raw, soulful vocals that are hair-raising in intensity." Caroline and ATO Records are releasing Benjamin Booker - Live For No One (Live From Columbus Theatre, Providence, RI) for the first time ever on RSD Black Friday! This is a album of five unreleased live tracks from a stellar performance , including live versions of "Right On You," "Witness," "Believe," "Slow Drag Under," and "Overtime." 

Steve Earle - El Corazon - LP

This 1997 Steve Earle album is released on vinyl for the frst time, and comes with a lithograph exclusive to this Record Store Day Black Friday edition.

Mike Watt - Contemplating the Engine Room - LP

Mike Watt’s second album features Nels Cline on guitar and Stephen Hodges on drums. The album is finally receiving its first ever vinyl pressing with this double LP, a full 20 years after the album’s release. Pressed on two 180-gram vinyl LPs, it features three full sides of music and a custom vinyl etching on the 4th side. The release includes a bonus download card featuring an entire unreleased live show, Contemplating the Engine Room: Live in Long Beach ‘98 – Five Man Opera.

Poncier - Poncier (LP or cassette)

In the movie Singles, Cliff Poncier is one of the main characters who was recently kicked out of his band and decides to record a solo album. During the filming of the movie, Chris Cornell took a film prop cassette from the movie set that was Cliff Poncier's demo and seen in the film, wrote and recorded songs to the fake song titles written on the prop cassette: "Seasons," "Nowhere But You," "Spoon Man," "Flutter Girl" and "Missing." For the first time officially, the Poncier demos will be available on vinyl and cassette with custom art designed by Jeff Ament, in three colorways, randomly distributed.

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Enter To Win Tickets To Noah Gundersen!

Enter To Win Tickets To Noah Gundersen!

Maybe you saw Noah Gundersen cast his spell at Easy Street a couple months back (if not, see below)...and now our local hero is coming home again for a two-night stretch at the Neptune, supporting his latest LP, White Noise! We're giving away a pair of tickets for the November 18th (Saturday) show, so hurry and enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Bad Desire" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 11/15. Good luck! 

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Win Tickets To Ibeyi!

Win Tickets To Ibeyi!

According to Pitchfork, French-Cuban twins Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz, aka Ibeyi, "offer worldly, skyward rallying cries to the distressed that belie their youth. Their genre-agnostic musicality widens the aura of inclusion, twining downtempo electro-soul, hip-hop, jazz, and fervently slapped cajón percussion that nods to West African Yoruba culture." Enter to win tickets to their show at the Neptune on November 14th by e-mailing us with the subject line "Ash" (the title of their latest album) and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 11/13. Good luck!

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New Release Round-Up 11-10-17

 

Taylor Swift - reputation

Taylor Swift - reputationTaylor Swift - reputationTaylor Swift - reputation - Big Machine Records
Taylor Swift releases her highly-anticipated sixth studio album, reputation. The album features the singles "Look What You Made Me Do," "...Ready For It?," and "Gorgeous".

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Live At Red Rocks - Stax
On August 21st, 2016, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats marked the one-year anniversary of their debut album with a triumphant, sold-out homecoming show at Colorado's legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the Denver-based band's first headlining performance at the revered venue. Honed by the extensive touring that took them around the world and back during the preceding twelve months, the mighty rock and soul band tore through a tight set packed with favorites such as "I Need Never Get Old," "Look It Here," "Shake," "Howling at Nothing" and "Wasting Time." The night culminated with their special guests, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, joining the guys for a swampy, powerful "S.O.B." before finishing with Sam Cooke's classic "Having a Party," as the second line paraded with band in tow right out of the theater.

Walk The Moon - What If Nothing - RCA
Walk The Moon release their third album, What If Nothing. The album features the singles "One Foot," "Headphones," and "Surrender."

Seal - StandardsSeal - Standards - RepublicSeal - Standards
Over the course of his astounding career, acclaimed singer-songwriter Seal has sold over 50 million albums globally. Now this iconic voice is tackling timeless songs with a collection of stunning versions of standards. Standards includes hit tracks “Luck Be A Lady” and “It Was A Very Good Year.”

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Angel Olsen - Phases - Jagjaguwar
How do you best describe Angel Olsen? From the lo-fi, sparse folk-melancholy of her 2010 EP, Strange Cacti, to the electrified, polished rock 'n' roll bursting from 2016's beloved and acclaimed My Woman, Olsen has refused to succumb to a single genre, expectation, or vision. Impossible to pin down, Olsen navigates the world with her remarkable, symphonic voice and a propensity for narrative, her music growing into whatever shape best fits to tell the story. Phases is a collection of Olsen's work culled from the past several years, including a number of never-before-released tracks. "Fly On Your Wall," previously contributed to the Bandcamp-only, anti-Trump fundraiser "Our First 100 Days," opens Phases, before seamlessly slipping into "Special," a brand new song from the MY WOMAN recording sessions. Both "How Many Disasters" and "Sans" are first-time listens: home-recorded demos that have never been released, leaning heavily on Olsen's arresting croon and lonesome guitar. The B-sides compilation is both a testament to Olsen's enormous musical range and a tidy compilation of tracks that have previously been elusive in one way or another. Balancing tenacity and tenderness, Phases acts as a deep-dive for longtime fans, as well as a fitting introduction to Olsen's sprawling sonics for the uninitiated.

Mickey Hart - RamuMickey Hart - RamuMickey Hart - RAMU - Verve
Legendary Grateful Dead drummer, solo artist and world music aficionado Mickey Hart releases his 14th solo album - RAMU - on Verve Forecast. RAMU was co-produced by Michal Menert, formerly of Pretty Lights, and features Avey Tare from Animal Collective, Tank from Tank and the Bangas as guest vocalists. In addition to their contributions, RAMU features the incredible Zakir Hussain on tabla, bassist Oteil Burbridge, talking drum master Sikiru Adepoju, guitarist Steve Kimock, multi-instrumentalist Charles Lloyd, and Jason Hann of String Cheese Incident. Recordings of the late Jerry Garcia, the late Babatunde Olatunji, and unreleased field recordings by Alan Lomax also appear on the album.

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Metallica - Master Of Puppets: Remastered [Expanded Edition 3CD] - Blackened Recordings
Master of Puppets was originally released on March 3rd, 1986, on Elektra Records and went on to become the first Metallica album to be certified Platinum by the RIAA. The album has been certified 6x Platinum in the United States and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. In 2016, the album became the first metal album to be added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, an honor granted to works deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The Expanded Edition includes previously unreleased demos, rough mixes, interviews, live tracks, and a 28-page booklet.

R.E.M. - Automatic For The People: 25th Anniversary Edition - Craft Recordings
Widely considered to be one of the best albums of the '90s, 1992's Automatic For The People features R.E.M.'s iconic hit singles "Nightswimming," "Man on the Moon," and "Everybody Hurts." Commemorating the album's 25th Anniversary, this 2-CD edition features the full album remastered from the original analog tapes. Housed in a clamshell box, this edition features new liner notes by Tom Doyle, who conducted new interviews with all 4 band members. Also included is a full live set, Live At The 40 Watt Club 11/19/92. Performed in R.E.M.'s hometown of Athens, GA, it was the band's only live show that year. Includes a fold out poster and postcard series, featuring photography by Anton Corbijn. Other 25th Anniversary formats available include a Deluxe Edition Boxset (3CD+Blu-ray) and an 180-gram LP.

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Quicksand - Interiors [LP]
Four Tet - New Energy
Ben Folds - Supersunnyspeedgraphic, The LP [2LP]
Elton John - Diamonds [2LP]
Langhorne Slim - Lost At Last Vol. 1 [LP]
Evanescence - Synthesis
Kutless - Alpha / Omega
Shooter Jennings - Live At Billy Bob's Texas [LP]
Project Mama Earth - Mama Earth
Billy Ray Cyrus - Set The Record Straight
Tears For Fears - Rule The World
Escape-Ism - Introduction To Escape-Ism [LP]
Andrew Bird - Echolocations: River [LP]
Aretha Franklin - Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin With Royal [LP]
Princess Nokia - 1992 Deluxe [LP]
Eric Johnson - Live From Austin, TX [LP]
Peter Oren - Anthropocene [LP]
Charlie Feathers - Best Of The Sun Records Sessions [LP]
Guided By Voices - Live From Austin, TX [LP]
Gregg Kowalsky - L'orange L'orange [10in Vinyl]
Dillon - Kind
Jazz Loves Disney 2: A Kind Of Magic
Childish Gambino - Awaken My Love [LP]

& More .....

Sleigh Bells - Kid Kruschev EP
Exploded View - Summer Came Early EP [Vinyl]
Tennis - We Can Die Happy EP [Vinyl]
Morrissey - Spent The Day In Bed / Judy Is A Punk (Live) [Vinyl]
Sinsaenum - Ashes EP
Chris Stapleton - Scarecrow In The Garden
Superchunk - What A Time To Be Alive
Barenaked Ladies - Sunshine










 

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.

 

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Enter To Win Bruce Dickinson Book & T-Shirt!

Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson has a new autobiography out titled What Does This Button Do, in which he discusses his experiences as the vocalist of the metal masters, as well as his offstage activities as an airline captain, motivational speaker, beer brewer, novelist, screenwriter, and world-class fencer! Suffice it to say this is a man who has a LOT going on, and no doubt has a lot to say about his life as well! Enter to win a copy of the book as well as the t-shirt pictured above by e-mailing us with the subject line "What Does This Button Do" and please include first & last name with entry. Winner must be able to pick up prize at our store in West Seattle within one month of notification. Good luck!

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Album Review: Curtis Harding - "Face Your Fear"

Album Review: Curtis Harding - "Face Your Fear"

By Ian Bremner / Old Rookie

There are famous adages about being the product of the company you keep. In the case of Curtis Harding, his ever-changing musical environment makes him almost impossible to nail down. He’s old school, but modern-fresh. He’s Motown, but garage rock. He’s soul, but psychedelic.

Curtis Harding has sung backup for Cee-Lo Green, opened for Jack White and played in a punk band with The Black Lips’ Cole Alexander. His solo material is a beautiful blend of all it it. 2014’s Soul Power was a soul-inflicted garage rock record gleaming with the grit of his home base of Atlanta.

Like Soul Power, Harding’s new record, Face Your Fear, features him shirtless against a mostly black and white background, but this time the title outlined in pink. Perhaps that bit of bright color signifies the brighter shine of the new record, which was recorded in New York at the studio of legendary producer Danger Mouse.

From the very get-go of Face Your Fear, you can tell you are into something a bit more slicked up, a bit more layered than its predecessor. The lead track, "Wednesday Morning Atonement" features strings and underlying synths warning you Harding is clearly on to something new. Though there are fresh sweeps of modern studio help, Harding only adds his vintage rock 'n' roll cred. The album flows wonderfully, bouncing across all genres and all decades.

Whether it’s the Motown pop of "Till The End" and "Need Your Love" or the chilled-out California soul of "Welcome To My World" and "Ghost Of You," Harding is in his zone. He is in his element at all times.

Face Your Fear could fit into any generation, but it could be argued that these modern times need it most. We could all take a cue from Harding and face our fears. It seems to have worked for him.

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Andy's RSD Black Friday 2017 Picks!

Andy's RSD Black Friday 2017 Picks!

It's that time again! On November 24th we shake off the turkey coma and open our doors at 7am for Record Store Day's Black Friday! As always, we'll be offering up a ton of limited edition RSDBF exclusives and "RSDBF First" releases in many colors and sizes! Forget the big box stores and shopping mall madness -- this year, get all your holiday shopping done early...after all, who doesn't love music!

Easy Street vinyl czar Andy Nelson says you should consider picking these sweet shiny things up on RSDBF!

Tangerine Dream - Electronic Meditation - LP

German electronic music group Tangerine Dream released their debut album, Electronic Meditation, in June 1970. It is the only Tangerine Dream album to feature the line-up of Edgar Froese, Klaus Schulze and Conrad Schnitzler. Their mid-'70s work has been profoundly influential in the development of electronic music styles such as new age and electronic dance music. For RSD Black Friday, Varese Sarabande is re-releasing Electronic Meditation in a special gatefold jacket.

Blue Oyster Cult - Rarities - 2xLP

The double LP set Rarities Vol. 1 presents 17 tracks, dating from the years 1969-1976, that have never before been issued on vinyl. The first side features the psychedelically-infused 'Soft White Underbelly' demos, taped for the Columbia label in 1969. The other three sides include live tracks from the band's archive, outtakes from such classic albums as Tyranny And Mutation and Secret Treaties, plus rare singles including the cover version of Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild." This edition is limited to only 1,000 units, including two LPs on white vinyl, a gatefold cover and liner notes.

Chris Bell - The Complete Chris Bell - 6xLP Box Set

After co-founding and subsequently leaving Big Star, Chris Bell only issued two tracks of new music during his short lifetime. For RSD Black Friday 2017, Omnivore Recordings, with the help of the Estate of Chris Bell, are releasing his complete recordings. This magnificent six=LP set of Chris Bell's recorded output contains everything he ever recorded, including Looking Forward: The Roots Of Big Star Featuring Chris Bell, Rock City's See Seven States, I Am The Cosmos (Expanded), and two LPs of outtakes and alternate versions. Rounding out the box set is an exclusive unissued London interview from 1975 conducted by Barry Ballard, and a 20-page color booklet with previously unseen photos. This release should serve as the definitive collection of the massively influential Chris Bell, and would make a wonderful gift for any Big Star fan!

Richard Hell & The Voidoids -  Blank Generation 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition - 2xLP w/booklet

Richard Hell and the Voidoids’ Blank Generation is an iconic album that has influenced countless rock bands with its image, its attitude, and its blistering performances. Released in 1977 on Sire Records, the album was received ecstatically by critics such as Lester Bangs and the New York Times’ Robert Palmer (who called it one of the ten best albums of the decade), but as was the case with most original “punk” albums, it wouldn’t get mainstream recognition for decades. Now its place in music history is secure as one of punk’s most significant records. Recently, Rolling Stone magazine lauded Blank Generation as one of the “40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time,” giving the innovative and literate band its well deserved credit on the cusp of its 40th anniversary. This seminal album is being recognized on its 40th anniversary this year with limited edition double-CD and double-LP deluxe editions to be released on Record Store Day’s Black Friday. Produced for release by Richard Hell, the album has been expertly remastered—by Greg Calbi of Sterling Sound, who mastered the original LP—as well as restored to its original 1977 track listing and sleeve imagery. BLANK GENERATION: 40th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION includes a second disc, with previously unreleased, alternate studio versions, out-of-print singles, and rare bootleg live tracks from the band’s first appearance in 1976 at CBGB. The booklet also contains many previously unpublished photos of the band by Roberta Bayley (the renowned CBGB photographer who shot the LP’s original cover), a revealing essay by Hell along with compelling images from his notebooks and private papers, and an extensive new interview with Ivan Julian by Hell.

Neil Young - Harvest Moon 25th Anniversary Edition - 2xLP

This 25th Anniversary Edition of the Neil Young classic is newly remastered and presented for the first time on vinyl in North America, in case-wrapped gatefold jacket.

Check out the full list of Record Store Day Black Friday titles here!

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Win Tickets To Daniel Johnston & Friends!

Win Tickets To Daniel Johnston & Friends!

Austin singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston has struggled with mental illness nearly his entire life, and is now facing myriad health problems. However it is not stopping him from hitting the road with a handful of musicians that he has inspired over the years, including Built To Spill, who will be among the special guests at the "Daniel Johnston & Friends" concert that is happening at the Moore on November 11th. In addition to the performance, the 2005 documentary about Johnston, The Devil & Daniel Johnston, will be screened at the event. Wanna go? Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Hi, How Are You?" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 11/10. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To The Breeders!

Win Tickets To The Breeders!

Here's the real deal ... the Deal twins, Kim & Kelley, along with cohorts Josephine & Jim, will be blasting out Breeders classics all night long at the Showbox on November 9th! Enter to win a pair of tickets to this 21+ show by e-mailing us with the subject line "Wait In The Car" and please include your first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 11/9. Good luck! 

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THANK YOU For Coming Out To The Record Fair

The 2nd Annual KEXP + Easy Street Records Record Fair was another huge success thanks to YOU, the vinyl lovers, the collectors, the music fans, Everyone!

What was your best Score? Any suggestions for next year? You have a good time? Thanks all, in vinyl we trust

photo by: Chris "Chrispy" Harrison

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Album Review: Bully - Losing

Album Review: Bully - Losing

By Ian Bremner / Old Rookie

If you take things literally, the very first track from Bully’s new record, Losing lays it all out there for you. The Nashville trio’s debut album was titled, Feels Like. A few years later, track one from Losing is called Feels the Same. Whether the title is an actual ode to the past or not, the aggressive uneasiness in Bully's music has not seized one bit.

Alicia Bognanno’s lyrics are straight out of a diary and delivered with as much angst as sincerity. It’s no wonder why Sub Pop Records, a label known for Seattle’s 90’s grunge explosion and most notably, Nirvana, jumped at the chance to sign Bully for the Feels Like follow-up. The raspy howl of Bognanno isn’t too far removed from what made Kurt Cobain such a symbol for young rebels, but Bully never veers quite as dark. Though the thrashing guitars, building drums and emotional delivery are right on par, what makes Bognanno unique is her ability to create these angry sounding punk songs so damn catchy. If it weren’t for the heavy fuzz and grinding guitars, they would actually make great pop songs. Cultivating that punk-pop ratio is pure Bully wheelhouse.

More than simply the songwriter and frontwoman, sound engineering is where Alicia Bognanno really gets off. The recording process for LP2 was the same as the first go around. The band tracked to analog tape at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, where Bognanno once interned and learned.

Losing builds off the same sonic pattern as Feels Like, but with just a bit more polish and confidence. There is a common theme to all of Bully’s songs, but the more you listen, the more you are able to pull out each time and the more you become a fan. Songs like Running are vintage Bully, but they add new rockers like Kills To Be Resistant and Seeing It that stretch a bit further and take Losing next level.

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Win Tickets to Hiss Golden Messenger at Tractor Tavern

Win Tickets to Hiss Golden Messenger at Tractor Tavern

M.C. Taylor aka Hiss Golden Messenger has steadily put out amazing records and fairly quietly, until recently with the newest record, "Hallelujah Anyhow" finally getting the proper attention. Hiss Golden Messenger always sounds good, but perhaps best in the fall. With the beautiful weather in Seattle currently and the chance to see HGM at Tractor Tavern on Thursday, November 2nd, all you have to do is email Ian with the subject line, "When The Wall Comes Down" for a chance to win guest list spots for you and a +1. Don't want to take chances? Buy tickets HERE:

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Win Tickets to David Ramirez at Tractor Tavern!

Win Tickets to David Ramirez at Tractor Tavern!

Want to start November off right with a night at Tractor Tavern to see David Ramirez? His new album, "We're Not Going Anywhere" is been getting great reviews and has been underrated for awhile. Go see him live! Enter to win tickets by emailing Ian with the subject line, "Twins" and we'll draw a winner tomorrow on Halloween! Want to play it safe, buy tickets HERE!

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Album Review: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - "Lotta Sea Lice"

Album Review: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - "Lotta Sea Lice"

By Ian Bremner/OldRookie.com

Since the collaboration was announced, fans of Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett have been eagerly awaiting the results of such a dream pairing. If there were any pressures to deliver on such high expectations, their joint record, Lotta Sea Lice shows no signs of it. Though Vile and Barnett are indie-rock superstars, Lotta Sea Lice is less of an explosive supergroup effort, as much as it is two buddies jamming out, sharing tunes and creating new ones.

On paper, a CB-KV duo is a match made in heaven. They are obvious fans of each other and the chemistry is palpable. Both songwriters have histories of hard rock, folk tunes and the slyest of deadpan deliveries. Kurt and Courtney are the type of artists who could make a song about literally anything and make it sound interesting (Barnett has a song titled "3 Packs A Day," which is about Ramen noodles).

The project started simply as a joint single, but quickly turned into something more concrete. Nine tracks and 44 minutes later, Lotta Sea Lice is a combination platter of original tunes, covers, and taking turns singing each other’s songs. In a collection of highlights, Vile singing Barnett’s "Outta the Wordwork" and Courtney’s version of Kurt’s "Peepin’ Tom" perfectly highlight why these two work so well together.

Being endlessly touring musicians and living in Australia (Barnett) and Philadelphia (Vile), perhaps a musical microcosm of their relationship can be summed up in the song, "Continental Breakfast." Accompanied by perhaps the cutest video you will see, CB and KV trade lines about the simplicities of friendship across the globe. "I cherish my intercontinental friendships / we talk about it over continental breakfast / in a hotel in east bumble wherever / somewhere on the sphere around here."

While Lotta Sea Lice may not be the most complete project in terms of Barnett’s and Vile’s solo careers, it is absolutely a landmark in their respective catalogues. Two wildly talented friends simply playing music together goes a long way in warming the soul.

Check out some incredible photos by Jake Hanson from their recent Seattle stop HERE

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Win Tickets To Queens Of The Stone Age At KeyArena!

The mighty Queens Of The Stone Age will be slaying Seattle at KeyArena January 25th in support of their killer new album, Villains, and we want YOU to be there! Enter to win a pair of FREE tickets by e-mailing Ian with the subject line "QOTSA!" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner this Friday, 10/27.

Tickets for Queens Of The Stone Age go on sale this Friday at 10am at ShowboxPresents.com!

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Win Tickets To Cults On Halloween!

Win Tickets To Cults On Halloween!

NYC indie duo Cults released their first album in nearly four years, Offering, a few weeks back, and they're, um, "offering" up samples of it and more when they come play Neumos on Halloween night! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing Ian with the subject line "Offering" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 10/27. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To Nick Hakim At Barboza!

Win Tickets To Nick Hakim At Barboza!

NPR describes D.C. soul singer Nick Hakim's sound as "soul music for outer space," adding that "he writes songs that honor his own complexity and the complexity of love, delivered through brilliant, pillowy, jazz-inflected arrangements. But, perhaps above all, it's the voice — a striking vessel of emotion and an impressive technical force." Pitchfork chimes in with "[His] songs brim with yearning. There are glimpses of lovers, both lost and present, but he emphasizes the feelings they impart in specific moments. Hakim’s debut album, Green Twins, is a shrine to these entanglements made entirely of soft-spoken love songs that erupt into psychedelic hymnals." 

Sound good? Nick Hakim is coming to Barboza (21+) on October 24th...wanna go?? Enter to win tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Cuffed" and please include first & last name with entry. Good luck!

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New Release Round-Up 10-20-17

 

Margo Price - All American Made

Margo Price - All American MadeMargo Price - All American MadeMargo Price - All American Made - Third Man Records
A lot can change in a year: markets boom and bust, trends come and go, presidents get elected. In 2015, Margo Price was a country underdog just trying to keep enough gas in the tank to get to the next gig, but by the end of 2016, she was one of the genre’s most celebrated new artists and a ubiquitous presence on late night television and at major festivals around the world. It’s the kind of year most musicians can only dream of, and the arrival of Price’s spectacular sophomore album, All American Made, proves that she hasn’t taken a moment of it for granted. Delivering on the promise of her debut and then some, the record finds Price planting her flag firmly in the soil as a songwriter who’s here for the long haul, one with the chops to hang with the greats she so often finds herself sharing stages with these days. A prolific writer with a knack for candid self-reflection, Price has never had to look too far for inspiration, and on All American Made, she and her songwriting partner/ husband, Jeremy Ivey, continue to depict the trials of everyday life with unflinching honesty, painting poetically plainspoken portraits of men and women just trying to get by. Highs and lows, long nights and hard days, wild women and cocaine cowboys, politics and sexism, it’s all in there, singularly filtered through Price’s wry, no-bullshit perspective. Throughout the album, her contemporary take on classic sounds is at once familiar and daring, an infectious blend of Nashville country, Memphis soul, and Texas twang that tips its cap to everyone from Waylon and Willie (who makes a guest appearance) to Loretta and Dolly, all while flipping a middle finger to the cookie-cutter pop that dominates modern country radio. Rich with swirling pedal steel, honky-tonk rhythms, and Price’s stop-you-in-your-tracks vocals, All American Made is deeply reverent of tradition even as it challenges conventions, a nuanced exploration of conflicted emotions for our deeply conflicted times. The album is also available as on Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sky Blue Vinyl.

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The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead: RemasteredThe Smiths - The Queen Is Dead: RemasteredThe Smiths - The Queen Is Dead: Remastered - Rhino
Widely considered to be both The Smiths' finest work and one of the greatest albums ever made, The Queen Is Dead has cast a significant influence over subsequent generations since it was first released in the summer of 1986. Now Warner Bros. Records are releasing a newly mastered and expanded version of the album. The remastered album is available in a couple of configurations: 3CD/DVD, 2CD and a 5LP Box Set.

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Bully - LosingBully - LosingBully - Losing - Sub Pop
While Bully's 2013 debut Feels Like tumbled headlong into the precarious nature of Alicia Bognanno’s young adult life, its follow-up Losing is their first for Sub Pop (which in many ways feels like their spiritual home; Bully’s sound is an outgrowth of the bands the label championed in the late ‘80s and ‘90s). Losing is a document of the complexity of growth: navigating breakups with sensitivity, learning not to flee from your troubles but to face them down no matter how messy they may be (“Well, this isn’t the summer I wanted,” she muses on “Blame,” before admitting that she’s trying to “cut down on booze and you”). Written as the group slowed down from touring constantly and Bognanno attempted to adjust to how different a home schedule is from a road schedule, her songwriting has matured from the quick one-two punches of Feels Like to tracks that contemplate the necessity of space in both song structure and emotion. 

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Brand New - Science Fiction - PMTraitors
"The eight years of psychotic speculation ahead of Brand New’s forever-delayed LP5 did more for the band’s legacy than topping Deja Entendu or The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me ever could. This fan fervor lent the album a mythical status typically granted to someone who died or disappeared. Objectively, it’s been 14 years since 'The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows' peaked at No. 37 on Billboard’s Alternative chart, eight since Daisy, their most recent and least loved studio album, and they’ve toured both clubs and festivals regularly in the time since. The excitement surrounding Science Fiction now that it has arrived is faintly tempered by the thudding finality of it all: “#thisIsTheLastOne” and the “Brand New 2000 - 2018” t-shirts are a statement of fact. But to put it in his own words, LP5 was a millstone around Jesse Lacey’s neck. Science Fiction turns it into a monument. As they’ve done throughout their two decades, Brand New defy expectations to a degree that can make even their most beloved past work feel short-sighted. ... [P]opular guitar music in 2017 has been undeniably shaped by Brand New, a band who has served not just as damaged role models but as a formative musical influence. And this was all before they provided an example of what all these bands could aspire to sound like in their 40s without disowning their younger, more dramatic selves. In death, they provide a last will and testament—if this truly is the end for Brand New, Science Fiction points a way forward for everyone else." - Pitchfork

Tyminski - Southern GothicTyminski - Southern GothicTyminski - Southern Gothic - Mercury Nashville
Tyminski (Dan Tyminski) releases Southern Gothic on Mercury Records Nashville. All thirteen tracks on the album were co-written by Tyminski who describes the album as holding up a mirror to society without judgment or opinions. What started out as songwriting for other artists, resulted in the fourteen-time Grammy winner finding himself jealous to give up the songs he was writing and realizing that he had an opportunity to explore these songs within his own project. 

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Cheap Trick - Christmas ChristmasCheap Trick - Christmas Christmas - Big Machine Records
Cheap Trick wants you to want them — for Christmas. The ’70s supergroup has just completed work on a holiday album, which will mark the band’s third release in just two years. News of the upcoming holiday album comes just one month after Cheap Trick released the album We’re All Alright. Last year, the band dropped the album Bang, Zoom, Crazy… HelloIn an interview with Orange Amps, longtime Cheap Trick bassist Tom Petersson revealed that the band finished recording a holiday album “about two months ago,” and said it came out “great.”  “We did one standard, and then all sorts of different songs on there, it’s really cool,” he said.  “We’ve got a few originals, and we covered songs from artists that we really like which have done Christmas songs.” After four decades together, Cheap Trick shows no signs of slowing down. Petersson said it’s hard for him to explain the band’s natural creative drive, but he added that the bandmates still love recording and writing together. Tom also said the group is still striving to make “that perfect record,” which could be what keeps them going. The band has said they hope to continue to release one new album each year. 

 

Ten Bands One Cause

Ten Bands One CauseTen Bands One Cause 2017 
Ten Bands re-issue their albums on limited edition pink vinyl, all for one cause. This is the 4th year for the initiative that has raised over $144,000 for Gilda’s Club NYC, an organization that provides community support for both those diagnosed with cancer and their caretakers. It is named after comedian Gilda Radner, who passed away from cancer at the age of 43 in 1989.

This year’s limited pink vinyl are from Metallica, Portugal. The Man, Lord Huron, Dustin Kensrue, Gary Clark Jr, Lucinda Williams, Mastodon, Four Year Strong, Blue October and GWAR.

This week you can pick up GWAR - The Blood Of Gods [Limited Edition Pink LP]

Check out all of the releases HERE.



ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs


Willie Nelson - Willie & The Boys: Willie's Stash Vol. 2 [LP]
George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice / Mtv Unplugged
Sondre Lerche - Pleasure
Destroyer - Ken [LP]
Various Artists - The Con X: Covers
Beach Slang - We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags [Quiet Slang] [LP]
Darius Rucker - When Was The Last Time [LP]
Nai Palm - Needle Paw
Trivium - The Sin And The Sentence [LP]
Billy Joel - The Stranger [Picture Disc LP]
Slipknot - Day Of The Gusano [Limited Edition Deluxe 3LP/DVD]
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn - Echo In The Valley
Niall Horan - Flicker
Lindsey Stirling - Warmer In The Winter
We Came As Romans - Cold Like War
Boyz II Men - Under The Streetlight
Europe - Walk The Earth [LP]
Sons Of Apollo - Psychotic Symphony [LP]
Rock Candy Funk Party - The Groove Cubed
Kllo - Backwater
The Bloody Beetroots - The Great Electronic Swindle [LP]
King Leg - Meet King Leg

& More .....

Ron Gallo - Temporary Slave [Vinyl Single]
NRBQ - Happy Talk EP
Stephanie K - Troublemaker EP
CCFX - CCFX EP [Vinyl]
Cut Worms - Alien Sunset EP [Vinyl]
Diane Coffee - Peel EP [Vinyl]
Compton White - Compton White EP [Indie Exclusive White Vinyl]
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Holy Mountain
The Go! Team - Semicirclesong
Langhorne Slim - Funny Feelin' EP






 

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.

 

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Win Tickets To Black Angels & Ron Gallo!

Win Tickets To Black Angels & Ron Gallo!

Just a killer double bill happening at the Showbox on October 23rd with Austin mindbenders the Black Angels and Nashville via Philly frizzy, fuzzy garage rocker Ron Gallo (who, incidentally, will play a short free set at Easy Street at 7pm before the Showbox show). Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Death Song" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 10/20. Good luck!

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Win A SIGNED Copy Of Robert Plant's New LP!

Robert Plant's eleventh solo album, Carry Fire, was released last week to critical acclaim, including this tasty bit from American Songwriter: "Few would have predicted after Zeppelin’s demise that Plant could be churning out a consistent stream of creative, inspired, genre-bending music well into the millennium, while ex-partner Jimmy Page would still be crafting a follow-up to his lone 1988 solo release, seemingly content to remaster Zeppelin’s catalog. Plant continues down his remarkably innovative path on the combustible Carry Fire, further expanding an already eclectic, forward-thinking solo career and creating an artistic, often edgy persona largely removed from past glories many younger fans may not even be familiar with."

Carry Fire is a great album, but we've got a better one....a vinyl copy signed by the Golden God himself! Enter to win it by e-mailing us with the subject line "Carry Fire" and please include first & last name with entry. Winner must be able to pick up prize at our store in West Seattle within one month of notification. Full disclosure: The edge of the cover was slightly damaged in shipping...but hey, it's still signed by Robert Plant!

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Enter To Win Tickets To Ariel Pink!

Enter To Win Tickets To Ariel Pink!

L.A. singer-songwriter Ariel Pink just dropped a new album, Dedicated To Bobby Jameson (read the story behind the title here), and he's coming on out to Neumos on October 21st to give us a lil' sample! Enter to win a pair of free tickets by e-mailing us with the the subject line "Time To Live" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 10/20. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To Jazz Supergroup Hudson!

Win Tickets To Jazz Supergroup Hudson!

Hudson is an all-star jazz ensemble that includes drummer Jack DeJohnette, bassist Larry Grenadier, keyboardist John Medeski, and guitarist John Scofield. Each of these incredibly talented musicians reside in New York's Hudson Valley, hence the name Hudson. "There is a kindred spirit in the Hudson Valley," says DeJohnette, "and there are many musicians who live in the area who represent a variety of genres. In recent years, we have only been able to collaborate locally on occasion due to our individual musical obligations, but the fact remains that there’s a common language that we all speak – something that emerges from our shared environment."

Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Hudson at the Moore on October 19th by e-mailing us with the subject line "Hudson" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 10/18. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To Paul Weller!

Win Tickets To Paul Weller!

The Modfather is coming back to town! That's right the legendary former leader of The Jam and Style Council, Paul Weller, will be spotlighting songs from his most recent solo release, A Kind Revolution, when he plays the Neptune on October 18th. Enter to win a pair of tickets to the show by e-mailing us with the subject line "Modfather!" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw winners on 10/16. Good luck!

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