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What's New 9-18-20

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Loma Vista

The Third Gleam marks a return to the Avett Brothers’ roots, both sonically and with Seth & Scott playing as a trio with longtime bassist Bob Crawford. The eight tracks capture their personal experiences and perspectives on undeniably timely, universal themes: isolation, gun violence, incarceration, historical prejudice, mortality, resilience, love, hope, redemption.

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SMG

Live at the Roundhouse is unlike any other concert recording connected to Pink Floyd. It's the nearest thing you can get to a time machine with Nick Mason, the only band member to have played on all of Pink Floyd’s studio albums, transporting you back to the group's earliest records, playing only music recorded before The Dark Side of the Moon.

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Century Media

From primitive origins nearly four decades ago, Napalm Death has been a prime mover in defining the sound of the underground by pushing sonic speed limits and galvanizing the extremes of metal, punk and hardcore - creating "grindcore" in the process. Throes of Joy is yet another chapter in their history that’ll leave most aural extremists in the dirt.

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RCA Records

Alicia Keys is ready for a new era. The singer releases her 7th studio album, ALICIA, which includes the previously released tracks “Underdog,” and “Time Machine”. Keys mentioned in an interview that working on the album and memoir was, “the best therapy I ever had.” We could all use a little bit of that.

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New Release Round-Up 09-18-20

New Releases

Neil Young - The Times - Warner Records
The Times is a moving and topical solo acoustic performance, a unique collection of songs, filmed at home during lockdown as part of the raw and personal, Fireside Sessions series.

Run The Jewels - RTJ4 - BMG Rights Management
This eleven song, 40 minute powerhouse is their most ferocious and focused effort to date, and sports a lineup of all-star guests including Pharrell Williams, Mavis Staples, 2 Chainz, Zack de la Rocha, Josh Homme, DJ Premier, and Greg Nice. Recorded primarily at Rick Rubin's Shangri-La Studios and the iconic Electric Lady Studios in NYC, RTJ4 represents two years of intensive writing, recording, distilling, and amplifying the most potent elements of their music. The result is a collection of wall-to-wall bangers illuminating the group's unique ability to straddle the worlds of pointed social commentary and raw, boisterous fun.

Keith Urban - THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1

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Keith Urban releases his brand new studio album THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1. The album includes his hit single “God Whispered Your Name” as well as the #2 smash hit “We Were”. Keith won the CMA Entertainer Of The Year in 2018 and he is currently the 2019 ACM Entertainer Of The Year. Keith will be hosting the ACM Awards on Wednesday-September 16th while will air on ABC-TV. “In October 2019 this album title came to me. I liked it because I felt like life was flying by so fast. But music (for me) has always been the place where it slows down and doesn’t even exist. I would never have imagined that, in 2020, this album title would take on a whole new meaning.” - Keith



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Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman 2

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50 years after the original made him a global superstar Yusuf / Cat Stevens has rerecorded an entirely new version of his 1970 classic album Tea For The Tillerman. With many of the album’s songs sounding more relevant than ever today, Tea For The Tillerman 2 offers up striking and sensitive new renditions of stone-cold classics like “Father And Son,” “Wild World,” and “Where Do The Children Play?”  



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Ziggy Marley - More Family Time

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A follow up to 2009's GRAMMY Winning Family Time - Ziggy Marley has bottled the energy of his children and put it into music form! This is a very special piece and have a number of friends guesting on this album, including: Stephen Marley, Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper, Angelique Kidjo, Alanis Morissette, Tom Morello, Lisa Loeb, Busta Rhymes and Jamie Lee Curtis (reading her new book Today I Feel Silly). A portion of proceeds will benefit Ziggy's 501(c)3 URGE - which supports the education, social development and overall well being of the Chepstow Primary School and the One Love Youth Camp, both in Jamaica.



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Thelonious Monk - Palo Alto

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After the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1968, racial tensions across the country rose. Palo Alto, a largely white college town in Cali, wasn't immune. Danny Scher, a junior at the high school, had a dream to have Thelonious Monk perform and help bring about racial unity the community while raising funds for the International Committee. After many twists and turns, the triumphantly successful concert eventually happened. Now available on CD; Softpak w/ booklet & foldable poster.

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San Cisco - Between You And Me

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Between You And Me is the fourth album by the indie trio San Cisco, from Fremantle in Western Australia, town of sun-baked sandstone and sea breezes. It's an album two years and at least one sadly remembered love affair in the making. Between You and Me finds the childhood friends' open-hearted/ good times chemistry distilled to it's essence. Nearly 10 years since those first EPs, ARIA nominations and early US and UK inroads, San Cisco have made their most painstaking album sound effortless.  

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Joan Osborne - Trouble And Strife

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Acclaimed singer/songwriter Joan Osborne is back with Trouble And Strife (Womanly Hips Records), her first album of original material in six years. Osborne self-produced the new collection and penned all ten songs, with two co-writes. Trouble and Strife finds the gifted vocalist offering a strong yet uplifting response to some of the socio-political issues plaguing our nation over the last several years. Osborne beautifully balances the weight of her messages with solace and optimism.  Throughout her 25-year, multi-Grammy nominated career, Joan Osborne has never been an artist confined to one space. She has utilized her incredible voice through her own songs while also becoming one of her generation’s finest interpreters. Osborne has shared the stage with artists ranging from Stevie Wonder and Mavis Staples to Bob Dylan and Lucinda Williams and she continues to seamlessly blend into any genre. On Trouble & Strife, her tenth studio album, the need for her voice and words has never been stronger.



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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Bright Light Bright Light - Fun City
Alicia Keys - Alicia
Charli XCX - how i'm feeling now
Anjimile - Giver Taker
Gus Dapperton - Orca
Butcher Brown - #KingButch
Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets - Live At The Roundhouse
Osees - Protean Threat
Semisonic - You're Not Alone EP
Cults - Host
Matt Berry - Phantom Birds
Ace Frehley - Origins, Vol. 2
David Bowie - Young Americans [Brick & Mortar Exclusive 2016 Remaster Gold LP]
Brad Mehldau - Suite: April 2020
Nick Cordero - Live Your Life - Live At Feinstein's / 54 Below
Ed Harcourt - Monochrome To Colour
Jealous of the Birds - Peninsula
Ava Max - Heaven & Hell
Lauren Alaina - Getting Over Him EP
Steam Down / Afronaut Zu / Yazmin Lacey - Blue Note Re:imagined - Etcetera / I'll Never Stop Loving You [Limited Edition Vinyl Single]


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UPCOMING RELEASES

Deftones - Ohms

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Recorded at Henson Studios and Trainwreck Studios, Ohms is an other-worldly body of work meticulously crafted by the 5 piece band. It is a magnificent tour de force and their first album in 4 years since the critically acclaimed Gore LP in 2016. The band, which includes Chino Moreno, Frank Delgado, Stephen Carpenter, Abe Cunningham, and Sergio Vega, has produced a dense LP with every member firing on all cylinders. The album also boasts a familiar collaborator in veteran producer and engineer Terry Date, who worked on 1995’s Adrenaline, 1997’s Around the Fur and 2000’s White Pony. All of the above assembles and sets the stage to deliver Ohms; 10 tracks of raw escapism and unparalleled grooves that have made Deftones' sound singular for over two decades.



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The Buckleys - Daydream

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The Buckleys, a three-piece band featuring siblings Sarah, Lachlan, and Molly, embody a brand of “hippie country” representing the infectious personality and spirited conscience that the band maintains. The debut album, Daydreamfeatures the singles “Money,” “Leave Me Hanging On,” and the title track “Daydream” which scored a #1 single at Australian country radio, followed by “I’m Comin’ For Ya (Love),” which hit #3. Nominated for New Talent Of The Year Award at the 2020 Country Music Awards Australian.


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SuperM - SuperM The 1st Album 'Super One'

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The album features 15 tracks highlighting the group’s energetically hopeful vibe, conveying the members’ collective message that we’re all “Super” and we can overcome any hardship together as “One”. The album, which will be released on Sep 25, includes 1 booklet, 1 CD-R booklet, 1 ID card, 1 ID card holder, 1 postcard, 1 folded poster, and 2 photo cards. This is an official release from SM Entertainment and Capitol Records.



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Diana Krall - This Dream Of You

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Diana Krall's new self-produced album, This Dream Of You, was mixed by Al Schmitt, who worked closely with her to achieve the notable intimacy and immediacy. Performances from 2016-2017 sessions, on which she collaborated with late friend/longtime creative partner Tommy LiPuma. A record for right now but also feels like a movie you might share with someone you know will stay with it until the final reel. As she says, "If But Beautiful is the overture, then `Singing In The Rain' is the end title.



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Paris - Safe Space Invader

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In this era of reckoning for American policing, increases of racism fostered by the most incompetent president in modern times, and a global pandemic that has affected all areas of life as we once knew it, voices of dissent in entertainment have become more relevant than ever. Enter Paris, arguably one of the most politically outspoken artists in hip-hop history, with his latest album, Safe Space Invader.  Entirely self-produced and released on his own Guerrilla Funk Recordings imprint, Safe Space Invader is a brutal commentary on Black life in 2020 America, touching on the topics of police brutality, racism, gentrification, economic inequality and cancel culture, among others.



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Nocturnus - The Key (Full Dynamic Range Edition)

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One of the first bands to overtly combine death metal with atmospheric keyboards, Nocturnus' debut album introduced more technical and progressive elements into the traditional death metal formula without losing any of the brutality. The audio for this vinyl is taken from the original tapes in Full Dynamic Range, allowing the music's nuances to shine through and giving the album a more immersive and dynamic sound than ever before.



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What's New 9-11-20

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Loma Vista

As chaos envelopes the world, Manson penned the perfect prescription. The aptly titled We Are Chaos was written/produced by Manson & Shooter Jennings. Rock & roll icon and painter, Manson continues to infiltrate fashion, film, and music, leaving his fingerprints on modern culture.

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Cooking Vinyl

On this record, Vega revisits familiar songs in her repertoire, as well as some hidden gems. Recorded live at New York’s Café Carlisle (on 14 March last year), Vega’s backed by longtime guitarist, Gerry Leonard, bassist Jeff Allen and keyboardist Jamie Edwards.

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New West

The enduring California rock quintet realign on their fifth full-length and first album since 2014, What Is There. As much as it reflects their journey thus far, it also ushers them into new territory as both musicians and, most importantly, friends. In the end, Delta Spirit not only return, but move forward together.

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Blue Note

The supergroup-Renee Rosnes (piano), Melissa Aldana (tenor sax), Anat Cohen (clarinet), Ingrid Jensen (trumpet), Noriko Ueda (bass), Allison Miller (drums) and Cecile McLorin Salvant (vocals)-conjures a powerful, multi-generational, globe-spanning collective voice. The 9-track project features material composed/arranged by the instrumentalist members that unfurls with a dynamic flow, stunningly eclectic yet entirely cohesive.

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New Release Round-Up 09-11-20

The Flaming Lips - American Head

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American Head is the best and most consistent studio album from The Flaming Lips since the release of their most successful brace of albums The Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots. Similar to those albums, the 13 songs on American Head are classically structured and features the same sonic and production qualities. Kacey Musgraves (a fan who covers “Do You Realize” in her live set) is featured on “God And The Policeman”.



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Marilyn Manson - WE ARE CHAOS - Loma Vista
As chaos envelopes the world, Marilyn Manson penned the perfect prescription. The aptly titled WE ARE CHAOS was written/produced by Manson & Shooter Jennings. Rock & roll icon and painter, Manson continues to infiltrate fashion, film, and music, leaving his fingerprints on modern culture. "Making this record, I had to think to myself: Tame your crazy, stitch your suit, try to pretend that you are not an animal. But I knew that mankind is the worst of them all.

Delta Spirit - What Is There

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The whole story could’ve been written in the stars…  Astrology tells us a “Saturn Return” happens when the planet Saturn revolves back to the same position it held upon our birth. It typically takes almost thirty years. However, in the case of Delta Spirit, it took a little less than fifteen. The enduring California rock quintet—Matthew Logan Vasquez [vocals], Kelly Winrich [multi-instrumentalist, vocals], Will McLaren [guitar], Jon Jameson [bass], and Brandon Young [drums]—realign on their fifth full-length and first album since 2014, What Is There. As much as it reflects their journey thus far, it also ushers them into new territory as both musicians and, most importantly, friends. In the end, Delta Spirit not only return, but move forward together on What Is There.



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Mastodon - Medium Rarities

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Medium Rarities is the first rarities collection from Mastodon covering their entire career. The compilation features one brand new song – “Fallen Torches”. It also includes a bevy of classic covers, soundtrack contributions, instrumentals, B-sides, and live recordings on one complete package for the very first time. Among an eclectic array of covers, the musicians tackle “A Commotion” by Feist, “A Spoonful Weighs A Ton” by The Flaming Lips, “Atlanta” by Butthole Surfers, and “Orion” by Metallica. It also features soundtrack cuts such as “White Walker”[from the Game of Thrones inspired mix tape] and the soundtrack song “Cut You Up With A Linoleum Knife” [Aqua Teen Hunger Force]. Meanwhile, they get under the hood with instrumental versions of “Asleep in the Deep,” “Toe To Toes,” “Jaguar God,” and “Halloween.”   



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Matt Costa - Yellow Coat

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Produced by Alex Newport (Death Cab For Cutie, At The Drive In), Yellow Coat is a masterpiece of heartbreak, equal parts lost Sixties AM hits, folk-pop beauty and dark night of the soul music. Taking inspiration from Van Gogh's Dear Theo along with John Steinbeck's A Life in Letters, and stamped with the honesty and intimacy of something not meant to be heard, yellow coat is the product of Matt Costa penning letters to himself about the end of a relationship that lasted almost a decade.  While Yellow Coat may have started as an album about heartbreak, its sense of sadness, continued hope and perseverance also feels completely universal right now. "My songs have always been something that transcends a feeling into something that is healing," Costa adds. "I hope listeners and fans find these songs as personal and honest as they are to me."



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Elizabeth Cook - Aftermath

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Elizabeth Cook is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter from Wildwood, FL- the New York Times lauds her "a sharp and surprising country singer". A veteran SiriusXM Outlaw Country Radio DJ, Cook has hosted her own show, Apron Strings, for over 10 years. She's also a favorite of David Letterman, the host of an upcoming TV show on Circle Network called Upstream, and a frequent guest star on Adult Swim's long-running hit cartoon series "Squidbillies".



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Chad Lawson - You Finally Knew

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Steinway artist & composer, Chad Lawson's solo work has a relaxed, meditative feel that draws on both the sonorities of classical music and the freeform nature of jazz improv. You Finally Knew, his debut solo piano album for Decca US, was recorded at Abbey Road Studios and features ten pieces he wrote to inspire listeners to take time every day to consciously be still for mental clarity and overall wellness of being.



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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Brothertiger - Paradise Lost
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love - Demos
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart [Picture Disc Vinyl Single]
The Pineapple Thief - Versions Of The Truth
Reba McEntire - Rumor Has It: 30th Anniversary Edition
Everything Everything - Re-Animator
Stray Cats - Rocked This Town: From LA To London
Logic - No Pressure
Skillet - Victorious: The Aftermath [Deluxe Edition]
Suzanne Vega - An Evening Of New York Songs And Stories
Artemis - Artemis
Various Artists - Reggae Gold 2020


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What's New 9-4-20

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New West

On the band’s first album as a paired down trio, their signature psychedelic blues riffs, relentless drums, melodic bass lines and non-linear lyrics are all present. You also have tape loops coinciding with unplugged minimalism. It’s their heaviest album marked by their broadest atmospheres, intimate and pummeling.

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Fire Records

The follow up to 2013's Purgatory/Paradise is an outpouring of modal guitars, reverbed shapes, echoey drums and driving bass set behind Kristen Hersh's well-thumbed notebook of storylines. A ten-song opus of suitably wrought tales set against a wall of sound that's at once calm and ethereal before building into glorious cacophonous crescendos.

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Black River Entertainment

Blending folk intimacy, country grit, and alt-rock muscle, Dandelion is an ode to survival in the face of struggle, a full-throated tribute to the power of hope and the unbreakable bonds of family fueled by raw, honest storytelling and lush, cinematic arrangements, expanding the homespun craftsmanship of the Nashville duo.

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BMG

An extraordinary tribute album to one of rock's great composers, Marc Bolan, AngelHeaded is a collection of major stars (including Elton John, U2, Joan Jett, Nick Cave, and Peaches) reinterpreting and reimagining some of Marc Bolan and T.Rex’s greatest tracks including “Jeepster,” “Bang A Gong (Get It On),” and “Ride A White Swan.”

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Verve

Bach's monumental "Goldberg Variations" stands as a work of unique, brilliant artistry in piano literature. Lang Lang first began exploring the masterpiece 20 years ago, now presenting this album as the outcome of a personal, emotional journey. A new stage in Lang Lang's artistic development, it's a project of a lifetime. Alongside studio recordings is a 1-take from a recital at iconic St Thomas Church.

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Tomplicated Records

Tomplicated Records release the eagerly anticipated second record from 21 year old singer/songwriter Declan McKenna. This 10 song follow up to 2017's What Do You Think About The Car? includes the hit singles “Beautiful Faces,” “The Key To Life On Earth,” “Daniel,” “You're Still A Child,” and latest single “Be An Astronaut”.

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AWAL

With his debut album turning five on 4th September, Rex Orange County has announced that he’ll be releasing his first record on vinyl for the very first time. “I remember being 16, mid-way through my final years of school and feeling like I had a lot I wanted to say,” Rex says of the album. “I didn’t have a strong intention with the release of Bcos, I just felt determined to make something and put it out into the world. But with it came the idea and belief to pursue music as a career.

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What's New 8-28-20

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Blackened Recordings

S&M2 was recorded in San Francisco over two nights in September 2019 with the San Francisco Symphony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of S&M. Features 20 songs from the two-night event, with many Metallica fan favorites and two unique classical songs chosen by San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas.

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ATO Records

The Waterfall II completes The Waterfall, My Morning Jacket's acclaimed 2015 record. Originally intended to be a sprawling triple album, the band were advised to hold back and keep some of it on the shelf. Until now! Frontman Jim James says, "this is simply the second half of a long snapshot of life for me as a writer… and the life of us as a band as we lived and worked.”

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Fantasy

Produced by Shaun Morgan and engineered and mixed by Matt Hyde (Deftones, AFI), their new album Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum, (which translates to “If you want peace, prepare for war”) features Shaun Morgan’s aggressive, highly melodic songwriting, some of the most expressive, politically charged music he’s ever made.

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Capitol

A spectrum of talented artists are featured, on the duo’s newest album, including for the first time, rappers. Appearances from Mick Jenkins, ChannelTres, Amine and slowthai sit comfortably alongside legendary Common; with the inimitable Kelis and powerhouse team, Kehlani and Syd.

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Island

Multi-Platinum, GRAMMY-winning megastar Toni Braxton releases her latest album, Spell My Name, via Island Records August 28th. Includes hit single, "Do It" as well as a new version with Missy Elliot, and fan-favorite "Dance"

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Compass

Molly Tuttle finds solace in revisiting favorite songs from throughout her life in an attempt to “remind myself why I love music.” The result is 10 tracks that cross the musical spectrum and the decades, from FKA Twigs to Cat Stevens, from Rancid to Karen Dalton- all united by Tuttle’s clear, true voice, astonishing range and incredible musicianship

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Tankcrimes

As Mortal makes exceedingly clear though its preposterously fantastic trans-dimensional death metal, 2017’s Blood Offerings was not a blueprint, but a blasting cap; the malicious maelstrom it released was not a squall, but a paradigm-scrambling superstorm. Blood Offerings was Necrot creating an opening into another world, Mortal is them walking through it.

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Rounder

On his sophomore album, Nashville-based artist Ruston Kelly now documents his experience in maintaining sobriety, and finally facing the demons that led him to drug abuse in the first place. But while Kelly recounts that journey with an unvarnished honesty, his grace and conviction as an artist ultimately turn Shape & Destroy into a work of unlikely transcendence.

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BMG

Got To Be Tough is a reminder that through Toots’ creative veins run all the roots and shoots of the Black Diaspora. Blues, soul, RnB, funk, jazz, reggae, African griots – Toots honors, embodies and owns them. Throwing down an authoritative guide: how to survive and thrive among our earth challenges.

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BMG

Bless Your Heart is fueled by “road-forged camaraderie and telepathic musical intensity, vibrantly reflecting the individual and collective experiences of these seven, all drawing inspiration from the band’s symbolic hometown, a place Devon Allman calls ‘the United States of Americana’.”

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Provogue

Ordinary Madness was completed mere days before the US shutdown, its cathartic song-craft and themes of shared troubles couldn't chime better with a period in which our souls and spirits are under fire from tumultuous global events. Trout comes armed with a boundary-exploring new studio album that bring his fans even closer.

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Warner

On PVRIS' highly-anticipated third studio album Use Me, frontwoman, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer Lynn Gunn steps into a new chapter, as she owns her role as PVRIS’ leader and sole architect. The result is 11 pop conjurations of glitchy beat-craft, airy guitars, and spell-binding vocals.

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Blue Note

Grammy award-winning singing sensation Gregory Porter’s 6th studio album, All Rise, is a heart-felt, joyful celebration of the evolution of his art to something even more emphatic, emotive, intimate, and universal. Along with producer Troy Miller (Laura Mvula, Jamie Cullum, Emili Sandé), Gregory takes us higher than ever with this uplifting album.

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Verve

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter J.S. Ondara reveals Folk N Roll Vol 1: Tales of Isolation, a new collection of songs written in direct response to the current global pandemic. The album was composed and produced by Ondara while in lockdown in Minneapolis over the course of a week, and came out of Ondara’s deep need to create as a form of therapy during this incredibly uncertain time.

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Verve

The five-time Grammy-nominee and Blues Hall of Fame inductee releases a new album that features songs primarily popularized by women who were the “bridge she came across on.” From Dinah Washington’s "Drinking Again," Nina Simone’s "I Hold No Grudge," Billie Holiday’s "Strange Fruit," Nancy Wilson’s "Save Your Love For Me" and more, they are all delivered in LaVette’s rich and raspy tone and a touch of the blues.

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New Release Round-Up 09-04-20

All Them Witches - Nothing as the Ideal

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All Them Witches have built a career out of playing music that can not be pigeonholed into one specific genre. Nothing as the Ideal was recorded in Studio 2 at the world famous Abbey Road with the help of longtime mixing engineer Mikey Allred. The history and vibe of that setting laid the groundwork for what was to come. The band’s signature psychedelic blues riffs, relentless drums, melodic bass lines and non-linear lyrics are all present. The resulting album is a thought provoking head banger that is the band’s most cohesive album to date.



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The Rolling Stones - Goats Head Soup: Remastered

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Another prized jewel in The Rolling Stones' unmatched catalogue is restored to its full glory. This limited edition Deluxe vinyl box set features the new stereo album mix, sourced from the original session files + Rarities & Alternative mixes including three previously unreleased tracks, Scarlet, All The Rage & Criss Cross. Mastered at half speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, London. Also included is The Brussels Affair, recorded live at the Forest National Arena in October 1973 and pressed on 180g vinyl.

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Josiah Johnson - Every Feeling On A Loop

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On the cusp of releasing his first-ever solo album, Every Feeling On A Loop (ANTI-Records), songwriter Josiah Johnson is aware he wasn’t supposed to be here. Just five years ago when he took a leave of absence from the acclaimed indie-folk band, The Head and the Heart, the question was less where Johnson’s star would take him and more whether his struggles with addiction would end his music career. But then, he wasn’t supposed to be there, either. Prior to co-founding the band, Johnson studied math and computer science in graduate school. But the magic of song led him to an open mic that changed his life. At Seattle’s Conor Byrne Pub, Johnson sparked collaborations with fellow musicians who would eventually form The Head and the Heart. The group’s rise was rapid. They built a loyal fanbase and zigzagged the globe, with sold-out shows at historic venues from The Fillmore to Red Rocks and festival appearances at Coachella and Lollapalooza. Their 2011 self-titled debut went on to receive RIAA Gold certification, followed by 2013’s Let’s Be Still, which landed on Billboard’s Top 10 Albums Chart. On Every Feeling on a Loop, lush musical arrangements and harmonies support Johnson’s baritone crooning. At times, the songs sound like prayers. At others, his exuberance feels like the euphoria he’d always sought, this time hard-earned and wiser. He says he feels like a new person making it, charting his journey out of the dark into the wide awake of the morning, using the magic that was his all along.



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Nocturnus - The Key (Full Dynamic Range Edition)

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One of the first bands to overtly combine death metal with atmospheric keyboards, Nocturnus' debut album introduced more technical and progressive elements into the traditional death metal formula without losing any of the brutality. The audio for this vinyl is taken from the original tapes in Full Dynamic Range, allowing the music's nuances to shine through and giving the album a more immersive and dynamic sound than ever before.



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Zakk Sabbath - Vertigo

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Zakk Sabbath is the Black Sabbath tribute band featuring guitarist/vocalist Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), bassist Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie) and drummer Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queens of the Stone Age), who have been constantly gigging since 2014 with their take on the Birmingham four's early songs. Legendarily recorded in a single day in October 1969, Black Sabbath's self-titled debut was released on a Friday the 13th in 1970, and the world was never the same. "We recorded a live EP and were wondering what we could do next as a cover band, so the 50th album anniversary came just at the right time", explains Blasko regarding Zakk Sabbath's decision to go studio. "Compared to 'Paranoid', which is almost like a best-of record, the bulk of the material on 'Black Sabbath' is deep-cut, really experimental stuff that was never thoroughly explored, so that was a challenge, not to forget that we wanted to meet our own high standards." Describing the DIY process as "very productive," the three respectfully added their own flair to make for a slightly different flavor, also revisiting various live renditions and "extending a solo here or slowing things down because that's what they tended to do on stage." Titled "Vertigo", Zakk Sabbath's ode to the masters won't be available digitally, "to make the release feel authentic to the time when vinyl ruled the earth. It was such a cool time for those of us that grew up during that time. The fan experience with the physical product is irreplaceable with digital and streaming. We wanted to capture that authenticity." The songs were faithfully recorded in the spirit of the original - live in the studio and with a film crew documenting the process - culminating in a new celebration of the greatest heavy metal band of all time and the record that started it all. Gatefold LP incl. Padded inner sleeve and special vinyl mastering, ltd. Yellow Vinyl


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San Cisco - Between You And Me

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Between You And Me is the fourth album by the indie trio San Cisco, from Fremantle in Western Australia, town of sun-baked sandstone and sea breezes. It's an album two years and at least one sadly remembered love affair in the making. Between You and Me finds the childhood friends' open-hearted/ good times chemistry distilled to it's essence. Nearly 10 years since those first EPs, ARIA nominations and early US and UK inroads, San Cisco have made their most painstaking album sound effortless.  

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Various Artists - AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex [2LP]
Declan McKenna - Zeros
Grant-Lee Phillips - Lightning, Show Us Your Stuff
Hardy - A Rock
Aesop Rock - Float
Various Artists - Two Tone - The Albums [8 CD Box Set]
Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac: 1969-1974
Sara Evans - Copy That
Rex Orange County - Bcos U Will Never B Free
Tennessee Jet - The Country
Pop Smoke - Meet The Woo 2
Stryper - Even The Devil Believes
Lang Lang - Bach: Goldberg Variations
Gouge Away - Consider / Wave Of Mutilation [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
Throwing Muses - Sun Racket


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New Release Round-Up 08-28-20

My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall II

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The Waterfall II completes The Waterfall, My Morning Jacket’s acclaimed 2015 record. Originally intended to be a sprawling triple album, the band were advised to hold back and keep some of it on the shelf. Until now! Frontman Jim James says, "this is simply the second half of a long snapshot of life for me as a writer in the years leading up to 2014, and the life of us as a band as we lived and worked in the epic country in and around Stinson Beach, CA during these recording sessions."

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PVRIS - Use Me

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“I allowed myself to support a narrative I thought I had to support of PVRIS being a band,” Lynn confesses. “I didn’t really have a role model for this. Coming from a ‘band culture,’ it’s about how the group is always greater than the sum of its parts, and you’re not supposed to take credit, even if you do everything. There’s no template or role model for really owning it as a woman. I wanted to make everyone else happy and uphold an image I thought we had to. Growing up, I learned I don’t have to do that anymore. I’m finally allowing myself to take credit. I’ve got the full support and encouragement of my bandmates. PVRIS is a unit and very much a team, but the heart and soul of the vision and music always has sourced from me. I’m just saying it now. I fulfilled my own vision of what a role model should be.” Writing and recording all of 2019, she found the perfect collaborator to bring this to life in JT Daly [K. Flay]. With Lynn writing, cooking up beats, playing guitar, drums, and bass, and singing, he amplified and augmented her vision and versatility in the studio. PVRIS set the foundation for the new era with recent EP, Hallucinations, spawning lead single and title track “Hallucinations,” which clocked 10 million total streams in a few months’ time, as well as fan favorites, “Old Wounds” and “Death of Me.”


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Ondara - Folk N’ Roll Vol. 1: Tales Of Isolation

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Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ondara, reveals Folk N’ Roll Vol. 1: Tales Of Isolation, a new collection of songs written in direct response to the current global pandemic. The album was composed and produced by Ondara while in lockdown in Minneapolis over the course of a week and came out of Ondara’s deep need to create as a form of therapy during this incredibly uncertain time. FNRV1: Tales of Isolation is the follow up to Ondara’s critically acclaimed 2019 debut Tales of America.

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Colter Wall - Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punch Songs

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From the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada and recently seen on Austin City Limits, Colter Wall  sings songs of the great West. Heralded by icon Steve Earle and touted as a favorite of celebrity Jason Mamoa, the music of Colter Wall has graced the silver screen many times, in films such as Peanut Butter Falcon, Hell or High Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MO and Deadwood. Characterized by his distinct, gritty baritone, Colter Wall’s career has been marked with critical praise from his breakout EP, Imaginary Appalachia to his debut and sophomore records produced by Dave Cobb. Whether headlining music festivals in Norway, or playing legendary stages like Newport Folk Festival, Colter Wall continues to garner attention from the world. On his third full-length release, fans will hear Colter Wall in the producer’s chair.



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From Ashes to New - Panic

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The third studio album from From Ashes to New. The title track, "Panic," gained over 1.5 million streams and over 1 million video views in a little over a month. The band has also had 3 Top 10 Active Rock Singles and over 225 million streams to date. If there is a central theme on Panic, it's that in order to rise above any obstacles you have to trust in yourself. "Even though you feel voiceless, you're not, but we understand if you feel that way because we feel that way too," frontman Matt Brandyberry explains. As fans have come to expect since the band formed seven years ago, this empowering message is delivered via the band's unique blend of metal, hip-hop, rock and electronica.



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Toni Braxton - Spell My Name

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Multi-Platinum, GRAMMY-winning megastar Toni Braxton releases her latest album, Spell My Name, via Island Records this week. Includes hit single, Do Itas well as a new version with Missy Elliot, and fan-favorite Dance”. Braxton has sold over 67 million records throughout her career over the past three decades.  

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Gregory Porter - All Rise

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Gregory Porter, the world’s best-selling contemporary Jazz/Soul artist with over 3 million worldwide album sales returns with All Rise, his sixth studio album. The album marks a return to Porter’s beloved original songwriting – heart-on-sleeve lyrics imbued with everyday philosophy and real-life detail, set to a stirring mix of jazz, soul, blues and gospel. Produce by Troy Miller (Laura Mvula, Jamie Cullum, Emili Sande), the set also represents the evolution of Porter’s art to something even more emphatic, emotive, intimate, and universal too. After 2017’s Nat King Cole & Me, Porter knew two things: one, he’d bring in an orchestra for his next LP, and two, the music is medicine. In the spirit of that latter revelation, ALL RISE brims with songs about irrepressible love, plus a little protest, because the road to healing is bumpy.  Since his world-beating 2013 Blue Note debut, ‘Liquid Spirit’, which won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Gregory hasn't let down his legion of fans, whether collaborating with Disclosure on ‘Holding On’, releasing his dance hit ‘Liquid Spirit – Claptone Remix’ which became one of the most popular tracks in Ibiza, scoring another Grammy for ‘Take Me to the Alley’ (2016), or telling his life story through Cole's songbook. Porter is still surprised by his runaway success, but he has a theory: "I was soothed by my voice as a child and I think that's the same thing others get from it. I'm trying to heal myself with these songs."  Not only has Gregory made chart history by bringing jazz back to the masses, graced the iconic Pyramid Stage and the world’s most prestigious gig venues, performed for the Queen, appeared on the biggest TV shows as well as presented his own series (‘Gregory Porter’s Popular Voices’ on BBC Four), 2019 saw the singer launch and host his own podcast, ‘The Hang’, featuring such distinguished guests as Annie Lennox and Jeff Goldblum.

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Rick Wakeman - The Red Planet

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Rick Wakeman, best known as keyboard player in progressive rock band Yes, releases The Red Planet - a serious return to "Wakeman Prog". Harking back to Wakeman's critically acclaimed 1973 debut The Six Wives of Henry VIII, The Red Planet features eight newly composed pieces based around a central subject matter. Rick's blown the dust off his favorite analog keyboards and along with his latest keys has used the same formula he devised when making his debut album and the equally legendary Criminal Record. Upon being asked about the expectations of his prog fans, that they are hoping he will have shoved the "Prog Fader" up to 11, he replied, "That could be a problem... as it's already at 14!!!"



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Bettye LaVette - Blackbirds

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Blackbirds features songs primarily popularized by women who were the “bridge she came across on.” The album finds Bettye LaVette in top form with powerful renditions of songs that touched her personally. From Dinah Washington’s “Drinking Again,” Nina Simone’s “I Hold No Grudge” and more, they are all delivered in LaVette’s rich & raspy tone. Blackbirds honors LaVette’s heritage as an R&B singer and the women who came before her. LaVette A&R’d and sequenced the record herself – her first true curation.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Katy Perry - Smile
Metallica - S&M2
Angel Olsen - Whole New Mess
The Avett Brothers - The Third Gleam
Elliott Smith - Elliott Smith: Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition
Dan Penn - Living On Mercy
Various Artists - AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White 2LP]
Mac DeMarco - Here Comes The Cowboy Demos
Phish - The Story Of The Ghost
The Pack A.D. - It Was Fun While It Lasted
Seether - Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum
Needtobreathe - Out Of Body
Ruston Kelly - Shape & Destroy
Molly Tuttle - …but i'd rather be with you
Disclosure - ENERGY
The Weeknd - After Hours
Dashboard Confessional - Swiss Army Romance
Jason Mraz - Look For The Good
Ledisi - The Wild Card
TOMORROW X TOGETHER - The Dream Chapter: ETERNITY [Starboard Version]
Kelly Lee Owens - Inner Song

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What's New 8-21-20

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ATO Records

Old 97's return with Twelfth, their aptly titled 12th studio album, recorded this spring in Nashville, Tennessee between a tornado and a pandemic. Twelfth's lead single "Turn Off The TV" might be the unintentional anthem of 2020, celebrating the occasional, necessary need to turn off the TV set and tune out the outside world.

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4AD

The D'Addario brothers return with their third Lemon Twigs album, Songs For The General Public. The prodigiously-talented brothers first emerged in 2016 with their debut LP Do Hollywood, whose show-stopping melodies mined from every era of rock quickly earned fans in Elton John, Questlove, and Jack Antonoff.

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Fueled By Ramen

Celebrating life and purging angst, In Sickness & In Flames finds The Front Bottoms pushing forward with positive and creative energy. Describing their new album, they said: “When we were settling on the title, it meant something completely different to us. We could have never imagined where the world would be just six months later… this album has developed into something of its own that we no longer control the narrative of”.

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Capitol

Sivan’s new six-song concept EP is an infectious plea to set a relationship back on course. “A story that’s still unfolding, this small collection of songs explores an emotional rollercoaster period in my life when the feelings and thoughts were most shockingly fresh,” explains Troye Sivan. Troye recorded five of the EP’s six songs with producer Oscar Görres (The Weeknd, MARINA, Tove Lo).

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New West

An energetic and exhilarating musical rollercoaster ride. Within the first ten minutes the band have already careened through a blitz of post-punk riffing, wastoid gang shouting, a singalong anthem-for-the-disaffected and a Talking Heads-ish funk- rock workout with bits of shimmery synth and lo-fi slide guitar riffing thrown in for good measure.

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Island

The Killers' highly anticipated sixth studio album. Produced by the band with Shawn Everett & Jonathan Rado of Foxygen, the album features a brilliant array of collaborators, a first for the band who typically keep guest spots to a minimum. With Lindsey Buckingham, k.d. lang, Weyes Blood, Adam Granduciel (War On Drugs), Blake Mills and Lucius.

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Cooking Vinyl

One of the most creative, loved and literate bands of the last four decades return this summer with their 14th studio album Good Luck, Seeker. Standout track is the seven-minute mash-up manifesto “My Wanderings In The Weary Land”. Is it psychedelic soul? Is it trance? Is it punk?

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Mono Mundo Recordings

The genre-bending, multi-platinum selling Mavericks are changing the game once again with the release of their first-ever Latin format album En Español. Produced by the band's longtime creative partner Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Prince, Sheryl Crow), En Español features a compelling mix of standards and Spanish-language originals in signature Mavericks style.

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Sub Pop

Sugaregg roars from the speakers and jumpstarts both heart and mind. Like My Bloody Valentine after three double espressos, opener “Add It On” zooms heavenward within seconds, epitomizing the band’s newfound clarity of purpose, while the bass-driven melodies and propulsive beats of “Where to Start” and “Let You” are the musical equivalents of the sun piercing through a perpetually cloudy sky.

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Concord

A collection of sonic mantras to live by, Source is a deeply personal offering in which Garcia maps cartographies around the coordinate points of her identity, her family histories, grief, afro-diasporic connections and collectivism. It's about a realization of personal and collective power: the evolution of the saxophonist’s values as she re-connects with herself, her roots and her community.

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Hardly Art

Burning deep in Girl Friday's music is an unquenchable will to survive. They don't blunt the impact of the themes they work through in their ferocious, knotty rock songs, but they don't let the more harrowing aspects of being alive and young in the 21st century daunt them, either. Dystopian shades of post-punk and noise rock abound alongside abundant optimism on this arresting debut album.

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Crows Feet Records

After a serious bout with COVID-19, JD’s making it his mission to bring joy and understanding through music. The album, according to Simo, holds, “a sentiment I hope we all can relate to. I try really hard to grow and account for the things about myself I want to change. In the same breath, I see how I fall short. There’s no harm in that unless you don’t keep trying.”

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What's New 8-14-20

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Cooking Vinyl

On Nashville Tears, Rumer immerses herself in the catalog of Hugh Prestwood, a songwriter whose name is spoken with reverence by his colleagues. An album to savor, Nashville Tears collects fifteen of Prestwood’s finest songs, many never recorded until now, revealing truths of the heart, both intimate and universal, realistic and romantic.

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Cooking Vinyl

Have You… fuses elements of hip-hop, R&B, funk, soul, and rock ‘n roll into an incendiary synthesis all its own.Inspired by socio-political albums coming from black America in the late 1960s and into the 70s, the album sees Negrito exploring the struggle and complexities of mental health issues while continuing his lyrical examination of America’s increasingly broken social and political affairs.

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Rick Wakeman - Indie Retail

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On August 28th, Rick Wakeman returns with his new album The Red Planet and he has a very special message about supporting Indie Record Stores.  Pre-Order your copy now on 2LP or CD 


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What's New 8-7-20

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Republic

Dreamland marks the first album from the Oxford quartet since drummer Joe Seaward was severely injured in 2018 riding his bike in Dublin. “The idea for this album came at a time of confusion and uncertainty,” frontman Dave Bayley explains. “My best friend was in the hospital. I didn’t know if he’d make it. The future was damn scary and completely unknown.”

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“Deep Purple is putting the Deep back into Purple” was the half-joking motto in the studio after the first songs made it clear that the band and three-time collaborator/producer Bob Ezrin were on their path to creating an album pushing the boundaries of time, while voicing their resentment about the current situation of the world and addressing all generations.

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Sub Pop

Brighter, more robust sounds made their way into the songs of Purple Noon and mark a new chapter for Ernest Greene as a producer and songwriter. The vocals are front and center, tempos are slower, beats bolder, and there’s a more comprehensive depth of dynamics. One can hear the luxuriousness of Sade, the sonic bombast of Phil Collins, and the lush atmosphere of the great Balearic beat classics.

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J&R Adventures

To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of his debut album, A New Day Yesterday, Bonamassa is releasing a newly re-mixed and re-recorded version. Joe re-sang all the vocals over and played new guitar tracks on some songs. Includes 3 bonus tracks written by Stevie Van Zandt and Joe which were demos from the 90's that never made it on to any records. Never heard before vintage Joe!

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Ninja Tune

Grammy-nominated duo Odesza and acclaimed Australian producer Golden Features have come together to form the powerhouse group Bronson. The self-titled album pushes the soundscapes of their previous projects to explore the darker edges of dance music, something reflective of the duality of lightness and darkness in the human condition. Featuring heavyweight collaborations from lau.ra of Ultraista, Gallant, and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.

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My Morning Jacket - Indie Retail

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My Morning Jacket’s new album (and first in 5 years), The Waterfall II, arrives August 28th and Jim James has a great message about how you can find your copy right here at an Indie Record Store.

Pre-Order your copy now on Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Merlot Wave LPLimited Edition Deluxe Orange/Green Splash LPClear LP or CD 


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What's New 7-31-20

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UMe

Flaming Pie is the 13th release in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, personally supervised by McCartney and remastered at Abbey Road Studios. Originally released in 1997, the critically acclaimed & universally beloved solo album was produced by Paul, Jeff Lynne, and George Martin, featuring a supporting cast of family and friends including Ringo Starr, Steve Miller, Linda McCartney, and son James.

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Partisan

Barely a year after the release of their acclaimed debut album Dogrel, Fontaines DC have returned with an intensely confident, patient, and complex sophomore album. A Hero's Death arrives battered and bruised, albeit beautiful - a heady and philosophical take on the modern world, and its great uncertainty.

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After undergoing open heart surgery that saved his life, Crockett says he considered calming down for “just a minute.” Welcome to Hard Times was shaped by his heart issues and producer Mark Neill’s desire to make a dark, gothic, country record. “I think you can hear that deep, dark sadness in this record,” he says, “but I think it’s the kind of darkness that will uplift others.”

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Cooking Vinyl

The groundbreaking British band’s eighth studio album and first new album in nearly three decades sees the band returning to the fray as relevant and original as ever before, fueled by their innovative sonic approach of distinct, desperate wall of sound, melding haunting melodies and driving rhythms with ambition, aggression, and subversive lyrical power.

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Ipecac Recordings

The third solo album from the Chilean-American multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, who is a founding member of several bands, including the alternative rock group Eleven, and has been involved with acts such as Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, PJ Harvey, Chris Cornell, Arctic Monkeys, and Mark Lanegan, both as a musician and as a producer.

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What's New 7-24-20

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Matador

A decade after debuting on Matador, Spoon's first album Telephono and follow-up EP Soft Effects have been brought back into print by Merge, reminding us that while the band's taut rhythms, spiky guitars, and jaded urbanity have always been with them, the starkly gestural rock they perfected on later efforts was only attained by a gradual paring away of excesses.

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Republic

Pop Smoke's legacy continues with posthumous debut album, Shoot For The Stars.... Features include Quavo, 50 Cent, Roddy Ricch, Lil Baby & more. True to the intentions of showing the breadth of his artistry on "Got It On Me", fans will discover a new side of Pop Smoke, stepping outside of the Brooklyn drill sound that he brought on a global scale.

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Last Gang

Mondo Cozmo does not regret putting his fist through that window while crafting his second LP. In the aftermath, he learned how to “Say no,” departed amicably from the major label system, “taped a fucking pick to his cast” in order to play guitar, lost feeling in the aforementioned hand for two years, and wrote the rock ‘n’ roll record he always meant to write.

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Somewhat Damages/AWAL

While they have sonically mastered the art of dreamy, hook-laden synth-pop, The Naked and Famous have stuck to their guns as far as intimate storytelling. Recover is largely an autobiographical record rooted in a powerful sentiment of survival, and of the very human process of self-preservation - of saving, choosing and celebrating oneself in a world constantly trying to put us down.

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What's New 7-17-20

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XL Recordings

Produced over the course of two years, Yaeji started writing with no specific narrative in mind. Through that freedom, melded in cozy and laidback production, the album spans a wide range of sounds, including the Korean indie rock and electronica that she listened to as a teenager in Seoul, and late ’90s and early 2000s hip hop and R&B she grew up listening to.

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XL Recordings

Since breaking through with her first two Eps, Arca’s created an unprecedented body of work drawing from club music, experimental noise, and the ballad tradition of her native Venezuela, while reaching beyond music to encompass performance, visual art, and technology. For KiCk i, Arca pursues pleasure, dignity, and dance floor liberation by refracting club music, reggaeton, and pop through her radical vision.

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Rough Trade

After a legendary career as the enigmatic frontman for Pulp, and a successful run of solo albums and collaborations, Jarvis Cocker debuts his first new full length album since 2009 with musical project JARV IS... an ongoing live experience because life is an ongoing live experience. This is not a live album. It's an alive album.

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Epic

In a departure from the nuanced introspection of her previous work, Fetch the Bolt Cutters is Fiona Apple’s fifth studio album and her first in eight years since 2012’s The Idler Wheel. It’s the sound of a woman freeing herself from the constraints of form, expectation, and establishment — burning everything down to make a profoundly singular work unlike anything that’s ever existed.

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Red Bull Records

Known for their stellar synth-pop melodies, and relatable lyrics about love, loss and everything in-between, pop quartet The Aces have gained worldwide popularity since their 2018 debut album, When My Heart Felt Volcanic. They describe the new record as a "whole new chapter" for them –– an "an exploration" that deepens their previously established feel-good sound.

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Capitol

The intimate collection of songs featured on Manos’ debut EP has been described as raw and deeply personal. The artist explained, “If it feels like looking in on something private, it is”. The New York Times called “Tennessee,” first single, “An electronic lament, Auto-Tuned and steeped in James Blake and Frank Ocean.”

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New West Records

While the Gentlemen’s sound is clearly steeped in the classic roots, rock and pop music of the ‘60s and ‘70s, there’s a dreamy, spacey, and occasionally progressive element. Add in elements of funk, soul, country, r&b, southern rock, gospel and you have more than just a mere album. Rather, Floor It!!! is a rich and righteous ride.

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4AD

While on a surface level, Species is an exploration of the sonic possibilities of the Farfisa organ, aided only by a clarinet and double bass, it’s a nod to both humanity and humility. It’s also about suspended time and trance; not just a steady movement from A to B, but as something that flows, meanders and eddies, like water.

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Blue Note

The session for Just Coolin’ (March 8, 1959) finds The Jazz Messengers’ saxophone chair in transition. The band had last recorded in October 1958 when they cemented their place in jazz history with the classic album Moanin’ featuring Benny Golson on tenor saxophone. By July 1959, Blakey had recruited tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter who would remain a fixture of the band until 1964.

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Columbia

Gaslighter (produced by Fun.’s Jack Antonoff) is the brilliant new album from the superstars, renegades, innovators, heroes, villains, and moms that have grown from a band into a cultural phenomenon. It’s their first new album since 2006's Taking the Long Way, which won five Grammy Awards including "Album of the Year," "Record of the Year," and "Song of the Year."

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What's New 7-10-20

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Loma Vista

The new album, produced by Sturgill Simpson, commits her sky-high and scorching rock-and-roll show to record for the very first time. Whether she’s singing of motherhood or the mythologies of stardom, Nashville gentrification or the national healthcare crisis, relationships or growing pains, she’s crafted a collection of music that invites people to listen closer than ever before.

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Normaltown Records

Written over the course of a decade in which the Athens, Georgia-based duo was primarily known for their own respective projects, the songs here represent something of a look behind the curtain, a captivating series of musical journal entries that reveal the evolution of a relationship in all its messy, honest, imperfect beauty.

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Goldstar Recordings

The fourth album by Nashville-based self-described “sunshine pop” band. This twelve-song-set is their boldest work to date, breaking sonic barriers while maintaining lush melodies and artistic influences. Musically adjacent to successful pop artists from the 1960s and 70s like The Beach Boys, Turtles, Association, Grass Roots.

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Rounder

In a departure from the nuanced introspection of her previous work, World On the Ground unfolds as a finely wrought collection of stories from her hometown of Wimberley, Texas (population: 2,626), presenting a series of character sketches nearly novelistic in emotional scope. Jarosz reveals her remarkable gift for slipping into the inner lives of others and patiently uncovering so much indelible insight.

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What's New 7-3-20

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Legacy

Premiering 11 new studio performances and featuring original artwork created by his son Micah, First Rose Of Spring finds Willie working again with longtime friend and producer Buddy Cannon. Alongside new tunes, Willie pays musical tribute to a variety of pop and country songwriters and performers, including Toby Keith, Billy Joe Shaver and Pete Graves.

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The Reverberation Appreciation Society

Interloper sees the band adding new layers to their lush and mesmerizing songwriting style while expanding on their most esoteric and thought-provoking themes. Holy Wave weaves together a contemplative tapestry that can serve as a road map for the diffident, a soundtrack to self-realization, or simply an invitation to escape.

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Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Grammy-award, multi-platinum artist Jill Scott's debut album, Who Is Jill Scott?. Limited Edition double LP pressed on blue vinyl. Jilly from Philly channels the feisty funk of Betty Davis’ “Nasty Gal” and the soft-lensed romance of Minnie Riperton’s “Perfect Angel.”

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Columbia

Haim regularly push themselves out of their comfort zones, experimenting with glitchy electronics, slatherings of sax, and dubby syncopation (“Another Try”, which feels like a sparkier sibling to Lana Del Rey’s cover of Sublime’s ‘Doin’ Time’). Between all of the new, though, the sisters are still experts at deploying irresistible rock, like the rousing, shout-a-long brilliance of “The Steps.”

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Loma Vista

Grey Daze, Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park outfit, had just reformed before the untimely death of Bennington in 2017. Amends feature’s remastered vocals from one of rock’s most recognizable voices. It’s an origin story and a deeply intimate full circle moment among friends and fans. Featuring multiple guests from contemporaries such as Korn, Helmet, Bush, and Breaking Benjamin.

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New West

Corb Lund embraces his rich and rustic western heritage with a style that’s unique, honest and resolute, while touching on a range of cowboy themes — from rough-and-tumble tales of lawless frontier saloons, to the somber realities of running a modern family ranch. It’s a classic sound with a twist, something of a rarity these days, but one that evokes the spirit of the American West, past and present.

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RCA

Monovision is Grammy Award-winning artist Ray LaMontagne’s eighth studio album. The 10 new tracks see Ray not only writing and producing but also add on duties of engineering as well as performing all the instrument. The guitar-driven single, “Strong Enough,” features Ray’s signature raspy vocals his fans have come to love.

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Roc Nation

The legendary dancehall singer’s 13th studio album - his first since Grammy-winning Before the Dawn in 2010. Banton says of the album, “[it] comprises 20 tracks. Why? Because it’s 2020... 2020 has a deeper understanding in my mind. It resonates with a clear vision and seeing things for what it is. After a 10-year absence, we try to give the people some music for that missing time.“

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Sumerian

Like A House On Fire is an album that shows the group's continuity of a more straight forward and melodic hard rock sound, as established on their previous self-titled fifth album, while also shifting into different genres. It’s also yet another Asking Alexandria album that will divide opinion. And, once again, the band themselves are unlikely to care.

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Color of Noize reflects a melting pot of influence and experience with jazz flow, hip-hop groove, soulful depth, spiritual uplift, and creative fire — but the concept is best described in more abstract terms. As Hodge lays it out, “It’s the contrast, it’s the beauty, it’s the chaos, it’s the freedom — all of that.”

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What's New 6-19-20

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Secret City

Although the album directs itself at the failures of people to love and be loved, it also seeks to restore justice and attain blissful union. Its arc crests through the dark towards the light and learns how to dance with the dizzying rhythms of the heart. The songs bubble, sustain, dissolve, expand, retract.

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Ocean Alley

Guitarists Mitch Galbraith says of the new album, “It’s pushing forward into the unknown.” An unknown that consists of 70's guitar rock, country and western, old school funk and synth-heavy new wave to create a deeply contemplative and atmospheric odyssey reminiscent of music legends including Fleetwood Mac, Dire Straits and Pink Floyd.

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Capitol Records

One of the most important musical influences of the 20th century, Peggy Lee wrote over 200 songs, recorded over 1,100 masters, and had over 100 chart hits throughout her seven-decade career. As a salute to the music legend, and celebrating her landmark 100th birthday, comes a brand new career-spanning collection, Ultimate Peggy Lee.

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What's New 6-12-20

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Blue Note

Ambrose Akinmusire follows his acclaimed, genre-busting best-of-2018 manifesto Origami Harvest with another visionary statement on his new album on the tender spot of every calloused moment, which finds the trumpeter examining blackness on an uncompromising set of modern jazz laced with a heavy feeling of the blues.

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Growing out of Jones’ acclaimed singles series, the unreleased songs unexpectedly congealed into an album of tremendous depth and beauty. Featuring a range of collaborators from Brian Blade to Jeff Tweedy, Pick Me Up Off The Floor is connected by the sly groove of her piano trios, lyrics that confront loss and portend hope, and a mood that leans into darkness before ultimately finding the light.

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Island Records

The highly anticipated new album, which marks his return to creating music after a four year hiatus from his previous album Phase, was self-produced with additional production by Jacknife Lee, James Flannigan and Brett Cox. The album compiles all four individual volumes of Love, Death & Dancing, kicking off with lead single "Time."

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New West

Hailed as an “Americana prodigy” by Rolling Stone and one of the “teenagers shaping pop” by The New Yorker, Brue has always been an artist seemingly wise beyond his years. But on Crash Test Kid he often gets at the heart of a matter or melody with just a simple but insightful turn of phrase or cleverly-picked guitar.

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Capitol

In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Frank Sinatra's Nice 'n' Easy, the album will be remastered and released on June 5th. Features the original 12 tracks like "The Nearness of You", as well as full sessions of "I've Got A Crush on You" and "Nice 'n' Easy" that include previously unreleased alternate takes and reveals Sinatra studio chatter.

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ATO

For years, Trixie Mattel has broken boundaries not only for drag performers in the music world but also for LGBTQ+ artists in the genres of country, folk and Americana. Barbara is laid out to reflect a vintage, plugged-in late 60s/early 70s vibe. It hearkens back to the introspective folk that took Trixie to the top of the charts (for her second album One Stone) with quieter country-tinged songs.

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Sub Pop

After years spent looking out at landscapes and loved ones and an increasingly unstable world, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have turned their gaze inward, to their individual pasts and the places that inform them, on their second full-length, Sideways to New Italy.

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Island Records

Sports Team, a band of six singular characters who have been variously described as one of the most raucous, electrifying and chaotic acts in the UK release their debut album Deep Down Happy. The highly anticipated record, is their first release on the legendary Island Records label.

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A NOTE ABOUT RECORD STORE DAY 2020

A NOTE ABOUT RECORD STORE DAY 2020

Due to the current circumstances RSD 2020 has once again had to adapt and here is the latest information from Record Store Day:

Since 2008, Record Store Day has grown into the world’s largest single-day music event, shining a light on the culture of the indie record store across the globe. In 2020, that world is different, so Record Store Day will be too. RSD is now scheduled to be celebrated with special, properly distanced release dates on Saturdays in August, September and October.


Record Store Day will look very different this year, but supporting indie record stores may be more important than ever. We don't know what sort of rules will be in place, or what sort of gatherings people will be in the mood for this year, so we're focusing on the music and getting the really great titles on the RSD Official List this year into the stores and into your hands, in the most financially and socially responsible way.

The titles on the RSD 2020 Official List, launched on March 5th, will be released at participating record stores on one of these three RSD Drops: August 29th, September 26th, and October 24th.   The new version of The List, with newly assigned RSD Drops dates will launch on June 1 so check back here for a look at when you'll be able to pick up the titles on your RSD 2020 wishlist at your local record store. 

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Time to Unite!

Amazon is not shipping vinyl or CDs at this time to focus on food and health supplies.

Here we are now! Swinging the big bat as your local music solution experts in Seattle / King County. Keeping you sane & feeding your soul...and ears.

WORLDWIDE ONLINE SHIPMENTS

LOCAL DELIVERY! (in Seattle/King County)

IN STORE / CURBSIDE PICKUP.

Our CAFE is open for TAKEOUT / PICKUP.
Fighting the good fight !!

See you curbside:

4559 California Ave SW 
Seattle, WA 98116

(206) 938-EASY


American small business is responsible for 49.2% of private employment in the US. Please do one thing everyday to support a small business during this crisis.

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Easy Street COVID-19 Statement

Easy Street COVID-19 Statement

Greetings neighbors & friends,

We wanted to inform you how Easy Street Records is responding to COVID-19. Our community here in Seattle has been directly affected by this virus. We would like to thank all the public health officials and our local politicians for communicating with us and giving us detailed recommendations on a daily basis. 

Easy Street is taking extra precautions during this time. You will see us routinely and consistently wiping down all surfaces and fixtures; glass, tables, counters, and product. 

Please know that our online store https://easystreetonline.com is always available to you if you prefer to have your items shipped. If you are in the King County area and have an order of $25 or more, we will deliver to you. 

We appreciate our community, our fellow merchants, and of course our customers. We love our city and are always grateful and humbled by your presence and patronage. Let us facilitate any of your needs. Music will make you feel better. Coffee and food does too! 

You can reach us directly at 206-938-EASY . All deliveries and other inquiries can go directly to matt@easystreetonline.com    

All ways, Easy Street

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New Release Round-Up 03-13-20

New Releases



Grouplove - Healer - Atlantic
Grouplove kicked off 2020 with their anarchistic, high-energy new single “Deleter,” and show no signs of slowing down in the lead-up to their fourth studio album Healer – out this week via Canvasback/Atlantic Records. The Los Angeles based five-piece has spent the past two years writing and recording their most visceral and cathartic songs to date, all while experiencing and bearing witness to a great deal of change, trauma, and growth. From recording in El Paso within eyeshot of the border during the height of the family separation crisis, to brain surgery for frontwoman Hannah Hooper, to immersing themselves in new creative spaces with producers Dave Sitek and Malay – their new album represents a re-birth and a full-circle return to their initial idealism.

Niall Horan - Heartbreak Weather

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Capitol Records recording artist Niall Horan returns with his highly anticipated sophomore album "Heartbreak Weather." Featuring his new single "No Judgement" and up tempo record "Nice To Meet Ya," this body of work showcases his unique musicianship and magnetic vocal range. The singer/songwriter has earned platinum certification or greater in 18 countries, achieved global critical acclaim and amassed 3 million adjusted album sales and 3.5 billion streams worldwide.


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Circles Around The Sun - Circles Around The Sun - The Royal Potato Family
2020 release, the third album from the Los Angeles-based instrumental supergroup Circles Around The Sun. Recorded by legendary engineer Jim Scott (Wilco, Rolling Stones, Tom Petty) at his studio in Valencia, CA, this new collection began with... a drum machine. The Sequential Circuits Drumtraks from 1983, to be specific. The Circles band members-guitarist Neal Casal (Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Ryan Adams), bassist Dan Horne (Cass McCombs, Jonathan Wilson), keyboardist Adam MacDougall (Black Crowes) and drummer Mark Levy-were searching for a sound, something more upbeat than previous releases. Cue the Drumtraks. The seven-track collection marks a stylistic shift from their previous LPs. It's an evolution that sees the band embracing a sleeker, shinier, even dancier version of themselves - a cosmic disco of the body and the soul, still anchored in the groove, but ascending to the stars.

Chaka Khan - Homecoming - BMG
10 Times GRAMMY Award winning artist Chaka Khan returns home to Chicago’s Harris Theatre to perform a selection of her greatest hits in front of an enthusiastic hometown audience. Homecoming features Chaka Khan and her 12-piece band performing hit songs from the span of her entire career.

Deap Lips - Deap Lips - Cooking Vinyl
Deap Lips is Wayne & Steven from THE FLAMING LIPS with Julie & Lindsey from DEAP VALLY. This special collaboration came together after a friendship formed between the bands. It will hit stores on CD and LP via Cooking Vinyl.

Shabaka and the Ancestors - We Are Sent Here By History

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The project was formed in early 2016, leading to their debut album later that year `Wisdom of Elders'; a document of sessions combining Hutchings with a group of South African jazz musicians he'd long admired.


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Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans - Ozark Season 1 & 2 (Original Soundtrack)

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Experience the original soundtrack from the Emmy Award-winning series Ozark. Composed by Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans, the Ozark Original Soundtrack (Seasons 1 & 2) is available as a limited vinyl edition, available on March 13 in advance of the Ozark season 3 premiere on March 27, 2020.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Dungen - Dungen Live
The Exbats - Kicks, Hits And Flips
Joywave - Possession
The Boomtown Rats - Citizens Of Boomtown
The Districts - You Know I'm Not Going Anywhere
Early James - Singing For My Supper
Circa Waves - Sad Happy
Sass Jordan - Rebel Moon Blues
The Shires - Good Years
Snarky Puppy - Live At The Royal Albert Hall
Yumi Zouma - Truth Or Consequences
Human Impact - Human Impact
CocoRosie - Put The Shine On
Surfaces - Horizons
ABBA - Live At Wembley Arena [3 LP]
Hilary Woods - Birthmarks
Porches - Ricky Music
Caitlyn Smith - Supernova
Ella Fitzgerald - The Complete Piano Duets
Garden - Kiss My Super Bowl Ring


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Joe Satriani - Big Distortion
Boney James - Be Here














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

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Mr. Dinkles In-Store Friday 3/13!

Come on down to Easy Street this Friday, March 13th at 7pm, as we welcome Mr. Dinkles! This power punk duo, Mac Rettig and Gretchen Elliot, met up at the School of Rock in Seattle and decided to just go for it. With influences like the Dead Kennedys, TacoCat, Bikini Kill, Rush, and SWMRS, these two bring classic punk together with current pop melodies, loud crunchy guitars, and plenty of catchy lyrics you can scream all day long. Mr. Dinkles recently made it to the semi-finals of MoPop's Sound Off! 2020 21-and-under music showcase - only 12 out of the 120 applicants got that far. Get down here and cheer 'em on! Free & all-ages!

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Acid Tongue In-Store Saturday 3/14!

Join us this Saturday (3/14) as we celebrate the release of Bullies, the sophomore release from local rockers, Acid Tongue! The action starts at 7pm and the show is free and all-ages. Acid Tongue is an American-bred garage band heavily influenced by AM-radio soul, folk, and psychedelic rock. Led by singer/songwriter Guy Keltner and drummer/visual-artist Ian Cunningham, Acid Tongue has been touring the world and espousing a timeless rock & roll sound with a DIY mentality since 2015. Employing nostalgic riffs lifted straight from a forgotten jukebox and razor-sharp lyrics delivered in a childish croon, Keltner has built a large catalogue of material in a short period of time. See you there!

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SHOW POSTPONED: Win Tickets To Drive-By Truckers!

This show has been postponed due to Gov. Inslee's directive to ban large group events until the end of March because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

One of the finest bands you'll ever see, Drive-By Truckers, will be making a truck stop at the Showbox March 18th to support their new album, The Unraveling! Wanna go? 21-or-over? If so, enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "DBT" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 3/13. Good luck!

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Record Store Day 2020 - The List!


Record Store Day 2020 takes place on April 18th, but today, friends, is a special day, because we can share the official RSD 2020 list of releases!

Are you ready? 

Check out THE LIST!

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New Release Round-Up 03-06-20

New Releases



Mac Miller - Circles - Warner Bros
Circles is the sixth and final studio album by Mac Miller. Conceived as a sister album to 2018's full length Swimming, the album was completed with the assistance of Jon Brion, with whom Miller worked on Swimming and had been working together on Circles at the time of his passing. While sonically distinctly different than its predecessor, Circles features many of the hallmarks for which Swimming was critically-acclaimed upon its release -- Miller further realizing his singing voice in addition to rapping, live instrumentation and earnest, confessional lyrical content. Listeners will hear shades of some of the album's influences in its songs, from the T-Rex guitar tone of "Surf" to the Plastic Ono Band-era John Lennon feel of its production and the inspired cover of Arthur Lee's 1972 single "Everybody's Gotta Live." It's a momentous final entry into the discography of an artist that remains at the center of reimagining the limits of rap.

Caroline Rose - Superstar

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Here comes SUPERSTAR the bigger, badder, glitter-driven record by Caroline Rose. Written as a sequel to 2018's LONER, the forthcoming release 'plays out like an epic movie about the pursuit of fame and fortune,' Rose states. 'I've always been fascinated by this pursuit, but what's even more fascinating is what happens when it fails.' Indeed, gone are the successful Hollywood hunks and starlets of old. SUPERSTAR chronicles a quirky anti-hero, who after receiving a wrong call from the elite hotel Chateau Marmont, decides to leave their old life behind in order to become a big Hollywood star.


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Brandy Clark - Your Life Is A Record - Warner Bros
Few artists understand the human condition like 6-time Grammy nominee Brandy Clark. Working again with acclaimed producer Jay Joyce, Your Life Is A Record takes her unerring eye for detail and a genre-melting sense of melody to examine personal truths, revelations and emancipations with wit, grace and compassion. Working with just four acoustic-based musicians, intimacy was the goal. Memphis strings and horns, guest appearances from Randy Newman (“Bigger Boat”) and guitarist John Osborne color in the sketches – creating a depth to what is easily Clark’s most revelatory record yet

Stephen Malkmus - Traditional Techniques - Matador Records
Traditional Techniques is new phase folk music for new phase folks, with Stephen Malkmus as attuned as ever to the rhythms of the ever-evolving lingual slipstream. Instead of roses, briars, and long black veils, prepare for owns, cracked emojis, and shadowbans. Centered around the songwriter's 12-string acoustic guitar, and informed by a half-century of folk-rock reference points, Traditional Techniques is the product of Malkmus and engineer/arranger Chris Funk (The Decemberists). Playing guitar is friend-to-all-heads Matt Sweeney (Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Chavez, too many others to count), who'd previously crossed paths with Malkmus on the opposite end of the longhairs' map of the world, most lately gnarling out together back east in the jam conglomerate Endless Boogie.

Mandy Moore - Silver Landings

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Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated actress, singer, and songwriter, Mandy Moore returns to music with her first album in a decade, Silver Landings In a purposeful departure from the more tightly structured pop of her previous material, she's worked closely with long-time collaborator and producer Mike Viola and with her husband, Taylor Goldsmith (singer/guitarist/songwriter for L.A.-based folk-rock band Dawes), creating the album's lyrics on her own and recording each song live with a full band setup. The album deftly moves from 70s inspired soft-rock (When I Wasn’t Watching, I’d Rather Lose) to contemporary pop (Save A Little For Yourself, Tryin’ My Best, Los Angeles). “I wanted to make a California-inspired record, something that feels airy and natural”, says Moore.  Moore looks forward to embarking on the next chapter of her music career with a newfound sense of agency. “I very much feel like I'm at the helm of the ship now, where I'm stepping back into music completely on my own terms,” she says. “Everything that's happened up until this point has gotten me to where I am today, and I'm so excited to just keep moving forward.”

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Thick - 5 Years Behind

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Born from the DIY/all-ages scene in New York, Thick make music with the raw defiance of punk and addictive melodies of pop, punchy and catchy and wildly tongue-in-cheek. With their live show typically spawning a mosh pit described by Stereogum as "more like an aggressive hug," the Brooklyn-based trio brings an unchecked intimacy while building a deep and unshakable solidarity with the audience.


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Lauv - ~how i'm feeling~

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The debut album from Lauv, the Platinum-certified independent singer, songwriter, producer, and pop visionary. Featuring hits including "I'm So Tired..." and "Fuck, I'm Lonely". As one of the most successful independent artists of the last decade, with over three billion streams to date and widespread acclaim from Rolling Stone to The New York Times, Lauv continues to shatter the mold of what a mainstream global pop star is.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Overcoats - The Fight
NCT 127 - The 2nd Album 'NCT #127 Neo Zone' [C Ver.]
Phantogram - Ceremony
Honey Harper - Starmaker
The Mastersons - No Time For Love Songs
Jonathan Wilson - Dixie Blur
Jose James - No Beginning No End 2
Matthew Morrison - Disney Dreamin' with Matthew Morrison
Green Leaf Rustlers - From Within Marin
DISQ - Collector
Silverstein - A Beautiful Place To Drown
U.S. Girls - Heavy Light
Swamp Dogg - Sorry You Couldn't Make It
Bonny Doon - Blue Stage Sessions
Cornershop - England Is A Garden
Danny Barnes - Man On Fire
Sadler Vaden - Anybody Out There?
Esme Patterson - There Will Come Soft Rains

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Blue Moon Rising EP
Kilo Kish - Redux EP
Ruthie Collins - Bad Woman
Bon Jovi - Limitless
Moby - Power Is Taken (Felguk Remix)
Chicano Batman - Color My Life
Corb Lund - Old Men
Gregory Porter - Revival (R3hab Remix)













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

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The Black Tones In-Store March 5th!

We're excited to announce that local badasses The Black Tones will celebrate the release of a new, limited edition 7" titled "The Devil And His Grandmother" on Mike McCready's Hockeytalkter label with a street date in-store on March 5th at 7pm! Free and all ages! In the meantime, if you haven't already done so, be sure and pick up their killer debut LP Cobain & Cornbread right now!

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Win Tickets To Refused & METZ!

Swedish heavyweight hardcore champions Refused are gonna rip up the Showbox March 5th with the formidable help of METZ and Youth Code! Lace up your combat boots and enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Refused" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 3/3. Good luck!

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New Release Round-Up 02-28-20

New Releases



Caribou - Suddenly - Merge Records
In 2014, Dan Snaith aka Caribou released Our Love to overwhelming critical acclaim. Caribou returns now with his new studio album Suddenly, a warm, untamable, and constantly surprising record about family and the changes we go through as those relationships evolve. Most prominently, Suddenly refers to the moments of dramatic and unexpected change that occur at points in any life and within any family-universal themes that can catch you off guard and change your life in a heartbeat. Those dramatic moments are part of a slower process. These moments rear their heads, for good or bad, during the everyday flow of life. "There's a tension between those sudden things which blindside you and the more glacial, gradual day-to-day changes," he observes. "We are so caught up in the immediate-the details that require our attention every day-that we can be blind to the bigger forces shaping us. That's why so often when something drastic happens suddenly, it catalyzes all sorts of changes in our lives. Our perspective shifts." Suddenly is in the music, too. This is the most surprising and unpredictable Caribou album to date. Though it retains the trademark Caribou warmth and technicolor, this album is littered with swerves and left turns. "I wanted to balance the familiar-the sound that people associate with my music-against these moments of surprise," Snaith says. As his passion and joy in music-making remains as fresh as ever, Suddenly is the purest example of this yet.

Five Finger Death Punch - F8

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The eighth album from hard-hitting rockers Five Finger Death Punch. The album was produced by Kevin Churko, the Canadian record producer/engineer and songwriter who currently lives in Las Vegas, where he works out of his private studio, The Hideout Recording Studio. Includes "Inside Out".


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Soccer Mommy - color theory - Loma Vista
For Sophie Allison, aka Soccer Mommy, color theory confronts the ongoing mental health and familial trials that have long-plagued her, presenting listeners with an uncompromisingly honest self-portrait. The new album’s sonic landscape is vast and dexterous, with melodies that shimmer on the surface, but reveal an unsettling darkness with each listen.

The Secret Sisters - Saturn Return

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As we age, we face obstacles that are beyond our control. Some forces are internal: insecurity, anxiety, fear. Some are external: the loss of loved ones, an unjust system and the fragility of time. Yet the mark of maturity is how you respond when you realize you’re not in control. Where do you find your resilience? This album is a reflection of us coming to terms with how to find our power in the face of an unfair world. These songs lead listeners past “where happy man searches, to a place only mad women know.” We question our purpose, our relationships, our faith. Trading the fears of our youth for the dread that rages within us as mature women. With Saturn Return, our hope is that women can feel less alone in their journey through the modern world. We need each other more than we ever have; the less competition and the more inclusiveness and understanding, the better. We are southern women in the 21st century, convicted by our beliefs.


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Real Estate - The Main Thing - Domino
Over the last decade, Real Estate have crafted warm yet meticulous pop-minded music, specializing in soaring melodies that are sentimentally evocative and unmistakably their own. The Main Thing dives further into the musical dichotomies they're known for'lilting, bright guitar lines set against emotionally nuanced lyrics, complex arrangements conveyed breezily. What emerges is a superlative collection of interrogative songs as full of depth, strangeness and contradictions as they are lifting hooks.

Broken Social Scene - Live At Third Man Records

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Third Man Records had the pleasure of hosting the inimitable Broken Social Scene, carefully absorbing and recording their magnetic and unforgettable live set on the Blue Room stage. Epic, panoramic, and intimate all at the same time, the legendary Toronto collective Broken Social Scene began as an ebbing and flowing collective of artists in the late 90s, collaborating to create a distinct strand of indie rock that is both perplexingly maximal and straight-up catchy. The band kicked off the set with emotive fan favorite “Cause = Time”, then transitioning into “Stay Happy,” the lead track from 2017’s Hug of Thunder, in all it’s hypnotic, horn-driven grandeur. Then, on the flip side, the album’s 2-song B-side wraps with the slow-build anthem “It’s All Gonna Break,” a song once described as “Bob Seger on acid.” Really, how else would you want a show to close? Their live set was captured, mixed and mastered in real time via the world’s only live venue and direct-to-acetate lathe cutting studio. With the release of this Live At Third Man Records album, Third Man is very excited to invite all to be a part of this special experience, Broken Social Scene’s first commercially available live album, in the only venue in the world where performance, art and tactile transcription methodologies converge.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Kassa Overall - I Think I'm Good
Various - Kearney Barton: Architect Of The Northwest Sound
Wasted Shirt - Fungus II
Tycho - Simulcast

Lisa Loeb - A Simple Trick To Happiness
Angelica Garcia - Cha Cha Palace
The Revivalists - Made In Muscle Shoals
Juiceboxxx - It's Easy To Feel Like A Nobody When You're Living In The City
James Taylor - American Standard
Sergio Mendes - In The Key Of Joy
The Robert Cray Band - That's What I Heard
Four Year Strong - Brain Pain
Daniel Davies - Signals
Ted Poor - You Already Know
Today Is The Day - No Good To Anyone
The Orielles - Disco Volador
Lil Baby - My Turn



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Avi Kaplan - I’ll Get By EP
Gaz Coombes - Sheldonian / Live / EP
Caroline Rose - Do You Think We’ll Last Forever?
The Exbats - Wet Cheeks
White Stones - Drowned In Time
Pearl Jam - Superblood Wolfmoon
Brian Fallon - I Don't Mind (If I'm With You)













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

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Enter To Win Tickets To Thundercat!

Jazzy funk-punk fusion superhero Thundercat (aka Stephen Bruner) is releasing a new album, It Is What It Is, on April 3rd (pre-order here)! He and his crew are sure to play some tracks from it when he brings his special blend to the Showbox SODO on March 1st! Wanna go? Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Thundercat" and please include your first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 2/28. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To MarchFourth At Neumos!

MarchFourth is a kaleidoscope of musical and visual energy that inspires unabashed dancing, and an atmosphere of celebration. Dressed in redesigned marching-band-themed costumes, they bring electric bass, 4-piece percussion corps, a 7-part brass section, dancers, acrobatics, stilt-walkers and a very diverse musical repertoire. M4 is far from a "marching band" in any traditional sense but they have been known to swagger down Main Street playing tunes before taking the stage. MarchFourth travels in a crew of about 20, all on one tour bus, bringing their unique brand of party with them all over the world.

Enter to win a pair of tickets to MarchFourth's spectacle at Neumos on February 29th by e-mailing us with the subject line "MarchFourth" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 2/27. Good luck!

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Enter To Win Tickets To Chastity Belt!

Local faves Chastity Belt are wrapping up their tour with a nearly sold out show at Neumos on February 28th, with special guests Versing and Hugh F! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Chastity Belt" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 2/26. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To DRAMA at The Crocodile 3/7!

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

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

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

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

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

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New Tame Impala Out NOW!

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

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

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

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Win Tickets To The Lumineers At The Gorge!

The Lumineers have added a bunch of new dates to their 2020 tour in support of their latest album, III, including a show at the Gorge on August 15th! Ticket pre-sale for the Gorge show takes place Thursday, January 30th at 10am on LiveNation.com, so set that alarm, sleepyhead and get on it! Password for the pre-sale is MEMORIES.

We're also very excited to be giving away tickets to the show! Enter to win a pair by e-mailing us with the subject line "Lumineers At The Gorge!" and please include first & last name with your entry. Winners must pick up tickets at our store. We'll draw winners on February 17th. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To Wolf Parade At The Showbox!

The new album by Wolf Parade, Thin Mind, is their fifth on Sub Pop, and it's out today! To celebrate the occasion, we are giving away a pair of tickets to their February 11th all-ages show at the Showbox + a signed poster! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Wolf Parade" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on January 31st. Good luck!

Or, if you'd rather play safe, buy tickets here

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Hear The New Pearl Jam Single "Dance Of The Clairvoyants"!

Are you ready? This is Pearl Jam like you've never heard them before! Check out "Dance Of The Clairvoyants," the first single from the forthcoming album Gigaton (out 3/27)!

Pre-order Gigaton on vinyl or CD from us NOW!

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Pearl Jam - New Album, New Tour!

Pearl Jam - New Album, New Tour!

Our hometown boys are back!

Pearl Jam will release their much anticipated eleventh studio album, Gigaton, on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on March 27 in the US. Produced by Josh Evans and Pearl Jam, Gigaton marks the band’s first studio album since GRAMMY award-winning Lightning Bolt.

“Making this record was a long journey,” guitarist Mike McCready says in a statement. “It was emotionally dark and confusing at times, but also an exciting and experimental road map to musical redemption. Collaborating with my bandmates on Gigaton ultimately gave me greater love, awareness and knowledge of the need for human connection in these times.”

The group will also be hitting the road for a 16-date North American tour in March and April to promote the album. The dates are below.

March 18th – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
March 20th – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
March 22nd – Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
March 24th – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
March 28th – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
March 30th – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
April 2nd – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
April 4th – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
April 6th – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
April 9th – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
April 11th – Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
April 13th – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
April 15th & 16th – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
April 18th & 19th – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena

The first single, “Dance of the Clairvoyants,” will be released in the coming weeks...

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Easy Street Staff "Best Of 2019" - Matt

Matt Vaughan - The Boss - Easy Street Records

Top 10 2019 Albums

1. Reignwolf - Hear Me Out
2. Orville Peck - Pony
3. Michael Kiwanuka - Kiwanuka
4. Joseph Arthur - Come Back World
5. Operators - Radiant Dawn
6. Sturgill Simpson - Sound & Fury
7. Black Pumas - Black Pumas
8. Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
9. Purple Mountains - Purple Mountains
10. Mark Lanegan Band - Somebody's Knocking

Favorite 2019 Reissues Or Soundtracks

1. Ramones - It's Alive (40th Anniversary Edition)
2. R.E.M. - Monster (25th Anniversary Edition)
3. Generation X - Generation X
4. Klaus Nomi - Klaus Nomi
5. XTC - Dukes Of Stratosphere (Steven Wilson Remixes)

Favorite 2019 Musical Moment/Event

Orville Peck @ Easy Street, 5/20/19

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Easy Street Staff "Best Of 2019" - Jessie

Jessie Beth Rogers - Server - Easy Street Cafe

Top 10 2019 Albums

1. Consider The Source - You Are Literally A Metaphor
2. Big Thief - Two Hands
3. Tyler Childers - Country Squire
4. Angel Olsen - All Mirrors
5. Lindsay Fuller - (To Be Announced...)
6. Orville Peck - Pony
7. Final Body - Nothyng
8. Lizzo - Cuz I Love You
9. Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel
10. Travis Thompson - Reckless Endangerment

Favorite 2019 Reissues Or Soundtracks

1. Grateful Dead - Ready Or Not
2. Pearl Jam - Live At Easy Street
3. The Beatles - Abbey Road (50th Anniversary Edition)
4. The Band - The Band (50th Anniversary Edition)
5. Nirvana - Unplugged in New York (25th Anniversary Edition)

Favorite 2019 Musical Moment/Event

Orville Peck @ Easy Street - 5/20/19
Final Body @ Easy Street - 10/31/19

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Easy Street Staff "Best Of 2019" - Nicco

Nicco Matteo - Host/Barista - Easy Street Cafe

Top 10 2019 Albums

1. Final Body - Nothyng
2. Tyler The Creator - IGOR
3. Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go?
4. Orville Peck - Pony
5. Young Thug - So Much Fun
6. Slowthai - Nothing Great About Britain
7. Lizzo - Cuz I Love You
8. FKA Twigs - Magdalene
9. Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel
10. Solange - When I Get Home

Favorite 2019 Reissues Or Soundtracks

1. V/A - Euphoria (OST, Spotify)
2. Michael Abels - Us (OST)
3. V/A - Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (OST)
4. Nirvana - Unplugged in New York (25th Anniversary Edition)
5. Prince - 1999

Favorite 2019 Musical Moment/Event

Orville Peck @ Easy Street - 5/20/19
Final Body @ Easy Street - 10/31/19

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Easy Street Staff "Best Of 2019" - Kisha

Kisha Vaughan - Server - Easy Street Cafe

Top 10 2019 Albums

1. Summer Walker - Over It
2. Ari Lennox - Shea Butter Baby
3. Earthgang - Mirrorland
4. Daniel Caesar - Case Study 01
5. James Blake - Assume Form
6. Missy Elliot - Iconology
7. Solange - When I Get Home
8. Reignwolf - Hear Me Out
9. Sol - Soon Enough
10. Travis Thompson - Reckless Endangerment

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Easy Street Staff "Best Of 2019" - Scott

Scott Helgason - Barista/Beertender - Easy Street Cafe

Top 10 2019 Albums

1. Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel
2. The Murder Capital - When I Have Fears
3. All Your Sisters - Trust Ruins
4. Corners - The Floor (EP)
5. DIIV - Deceiver
6. TR/ST - Destroyer 1 & 2
7. The Twilight Sad - It Won't Be Like This All The Time
8. Metronomy - Metronomy Fever
9. Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars
10. Beak - Life Goes On

Favorite 2019 Reissues Or Soundtracks

1. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (40th Anniversary)

Favorite 2019 Musical Moment/Event

IDLES & Fontaines D.C.@ Neumos - 5/28/19

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Easy Street Staff "Best Of 2019" - Milena

Milena Molina - Barista - Easy Street Cafe

Top 10 2019 Albums

1. Final Body - Nothyng
2. Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel
3. Orville Peck - Pony
4. Crumb - Jinx
5. La Bruja De Texcoco - De Brujas, Panteras y Chachalacas
6. Jessica Pratt - Quiet Signs
7. iLe - Almadura
8. The Budos Band - V
9. black midi - Schlagenheim
10. Amon Amarth - Beserker

Favorite 2019 Reissues Or Soundtracks

1. V/A - Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (OST)
2. Patsy Cline - Sweet Dreams: The Complete Decca Studio Masters (RSD)

Favorite 2019 Musical Moment/Event

Final Body @ Easy Street - 10/31/19
Van Hunt @ Barboza - 6/30/19

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Easy Street Staff "Best Of 2019" - Mary (and her pup, Daisy)

Mary Bruce - Administrator - Easy Street Records

Top 10 2019 Albums

1. Black Pumas - Black Pumas
2. Sturgill Simpson - Sound & Fury
3. Michael Kiwanuka - Kiwanuka
4. Orville Peck - Pony
5. Night Beats - Myth Of A Man
6. Joe Jackson - Fool
7. Ezra Furman - Twelve Nudes
8. Ex Hex - It's Real
9. Chris Knight - Almost Daylight
10. Jade Jackson - Wilderness

Favorite 2019 Reissues Or Soundtracks

1. The Beatles - Abbey Road (50th Anniversary Edition)
2. R.E.M. - Monster (25th Anniversary Edition)
3. The Doors - The Soft Parade (50th Anniversary Edition)
4. Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed (50th Anniversary Edition)
5. V/A - Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns (OST)

Favorite 2019 Musical Moment/Event

Orville Peck @ Easy Street - 5/20/19

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Easy Street Staff "Best Of 2019" - Max

Maximilian Czerwinski - Sales Clerk - Easy Street Records

Top 10 2019 Albums

1. The Good Ones - Rwanda, You Should Be Loved
2. Tinariwen - Amadjar
3. Rosie Turton - Rosie's 5ive
4. Durand Jones & The Indications - American Love Call
5. Orville Peck - Pony
6. Cochemea - All My Relations
7. Sudan Archives - Athena
8. Sarah Tandy - Infection In The Sentence
9. Harlem Gospel Travelers - He's On Time
10. Stella Donnelly - Beware Of The Dogs

Favorite 2019 Reissues Or Soundtracks

1. Rodriguez - Cold Fact
2. Nicholas Carras - High School Caesar (OST)
3. V/A - You're Not From Around Here (OST)
4. Don Slepian - Sea Of Bliss
5. William Allen Castleman - Space Thing (OST)

Favorite 2019 Musical Moment/Event

Tinariwen @ Benaroya Hall, 10/10/19

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Easy Street Staff "Best Of 2019" - Andy

Andy Nelson - Vinyl Czar - Easy Street Records

Top 10 2019 Albums

1. Michael Kiwanuka - Kiwanuka
2. Orville Peck - Pony
3. Tyler The Creator - IGOR
4. Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go?
5. Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel
6. Sturgill Simpson - Sound & Fury
7. Ezra Furman - Twelve Nudes
8. Joseph Arthur - Come Back World
9. Paranoyds - Carnage Bargain
10. The Yawpers - Human Question

Favorite 2019 Reissues Or Soundtracks

1. Tony Joe White - Swamp Music: Monument Rarities 
2. Paul Westerberg - Stereo/Mono (RSD)
3. Witchcraft - Witchcraft
4. Gene Clark - No Other
5. Emerson Lake & Palmer - Live At Pocono International Raceway (RSD)

Favorite 2019 Musical Moment/Event

Orville Peck @ Easy Street, 5/20/19

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Easy Street Staff "Best Of 2019" - Lars

Lars Swenson - Vinyl Specialist - Easy Street Records

Top 10 2019 Albums

1. Ex Hex - It's Real
2. Young Guv - Guv I & II
3. Orville Peck - Pony
4. Sheer Mag - A Distant Call
5. Kevin Morby - Oh My God
6. Ty Segall - First Taste
7. Redd Kross - Beyond The Door
8. Mudhoney - Morning In America
9. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Ghosteen
10. The Chats - The Chats

Favorite 2019 Reissues Or Soundtracks

1. V/A - You're Not From Around Here (OST)
2. James Brown - Sho Is Funky Down Here (RSD)
3. Gene Clark - No Other
4. Swamp Dogg - Rat On
5. The Replacements - Dead Man's Pop

Favorite 2019 Musical Moment/Event

Kris Kristofferson @ Paramount - 2/22/19

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Easy Street Staff "Best Of 2019" - Dillon

Dillon Stearnes - FOH Engineer & Floor Manager - Easy Street Records

Top 10 2019 Albums

1. Orville Peck - Pony
2. The Murder Capital - When I Have Fears
3. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Infest The Rats' Nest
4. black midi - Schlagenheim
5. Tyler The Creator - IGOR
6. Angel Olsen - All Mirrors
7. The Paranoyds - Carnage Bargain
8. Danny Brown - uknowhatimsayin?
9. Squid - Town Centre EP
10. Gong Gong Gong - Phantom Rhythm

Favorite 2019 Reissues Or Soundtracks

1. The Doors - Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970 (RSD Reissue)
2. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (RSD Reissue)
3. IDLES - A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live At Le Bataclan
4. Suicide - Suicide (Reissue)
5. Neil Young & The Stray Gators - Tuscaloosa 1973

Favorite 2019 Musical Moment/Event

Becoming Easy Street's live sound engineer and getting to do sound for 19 shows at the store.

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Easy Street Staff "Best Of 2019" - Adam

Adam Tutty - General Manager - Easy Street Records

Top 10 2019 Albums

1. Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel
2. Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go?
3. Sturgill Simpson - Sound & Fury
4. The Yawpers - Human Question
5. Ex Hex - It's Real
6. Mark Lanegan - Somebody's Knocking
7. Michael Kiwanuka - Kiwanuka
8. Orville Peck - Pony
9. Ezra Furman - Twelve Nudes
10. DJ Shadow - Our Pathetic Age

Favorite 2019 Reissues Or Soundtracks

1. R.E.M. - Monster (25th Anniversary Edition)
2. Stone Temple Pilots - Purple (25th Anniversary Edition)
3. Original Soundtrack - Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
4. Ramones - It's Alive (40th Anniversary Edition)

Favorite 2019 Musical Moment/Event

Weird Al Yankovic @ Paramount - 8/17/19

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Karen Mason Blair Holly Daze Sale & Signing 12/12!

Join us and Karen Mason Blair for the last West Seattle Art Walk of 2019! Thursday, December 12th from 6-9pm! Karen will have prints, cards and other goodies on sale as well as her new book to sign!

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Caspar Babypants In-Store December 14th!

 

Caspar Babypants In-Store Performance!

Saturday 12/14 - 6:30 PM - Free & All-Ages!

As a part of the Junction Hometown Holidays, a West Seattle favorite Caspar Babypants will be performing an in-store show at Easy Street RecordsDance, sing and just plain ol' enjoy Caspar Babypants as he strums up his favorite children’s tunes.

RSVP on Facebook!

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Win Tame Impala @ The Gorge Tickets!

Tame Impala and Perfume Genius have announced a joint North American tour in 2020! The tour kicks off in Chicago in May and wraps up in George, Washington at The Gorge, August 17th! Tickets go on sale Friday 12/13 at 10 am! 

We are giving away multiple pairs of tickets with a separate contest on our Instagram. Give us a follow, keep an eye out for it, and double your chances of winning! 

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “TAME IMPALA” please include first & last name. Winners must be able to pick up their tickets from us in West Seattle. We'll draw winners on 12/20. Good luck! 

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Easy Street Staff “Best Of 2019” - Sofia

Sofia Krutikoua - Sales Clerk - Easy Street Records

Top 10 2019 Albums

1. The Shivas - Dark Thoughts
2. Marika Hackman - Any Human Friend
3. Orville Peck - Pony
4. Angel Olsen - All Mirrors
5. Steve Lacy - Apollo XXI
6. SWMRS - Berkeley's On Fire
7. Kevin Abstract - Arizona Baby
8. beabadoobee - Loveworm
9. 100 Gecs - 1000 Gecs
10. girl in red - Chapter 2 EP

Continue HERE for the full list!

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Win Common Holly Tickets!

 

Common Holly with Red Ribbon and Tomo Nakayama at Barboza, December 16th. Tickets available here

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

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Easy Street Staff “Best Of 2019” - Zach

Zach Rourke - Barista/Beertender - Easy Street Cafe

Top 10 2019 Albums

1. Tyler, The Creator - IGOR
2. Angel Olsen - All Mirrors 
3. Deem Spencer - Pretty Face
4. Oh Sees - Face Stabber
5. Thom Yorke - ANIMA
6. Brittany Howard - Jaime
7. Dreamville - Revenge of the Dreamers III
8. Karen O & Danger Mouse - Lux Prima
9. Final Body - Nothyng
10. Fontaines D.C - Dogrel


Favorite 2019 Musical Moment/Event

Listening to Rachmaninoff Symphony #2 on an interstellar plane of existence 

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Easy Street Staff “Best Of 2019” - Chad


Chad - Inventory Stocker - Easy Street Records

Top 10 2019 Albums

1. Durand Jones & The Indications - American Love Call
2. Prince - Originals
3. Orville Peck - Pony
4. Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
5. The Raconteurs - Help Us Stranger
6. The Black Keys - Let's Rock
7. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody Soundtrack
8. Sturgill Simpson - Sound & Fury
9. Lee Fields & The Expressions - It Rains Love
10. Lizzo - Cuz I Love You

Continue HERE for the full list!

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Win Ezra Collective Tickets!

 

Ezra Collective has been at the forefront of London's New Jazz scene breathing fresh new life into one of the oldest musical institutions. Catch them at Barboza, December 13th. Tickets available here

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

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Easy Street Staff “Best Of 2019” - Maria

Maria Reidell - Sales Clerk - Easy Street Records

Top 10 2019 Albums

1. Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel
2. Crumb - Jinx
3. Squid - Town Centre EP
4. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Infest The Rat's Nest
5. The Murder Capital - When I Have Fears
6. Final Body - Nothyng
7. The Paranoyds - Carnage Bargain
8. Karen O & Danger Mouse - Lux Prima
9. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - The Brian Jonestown Massacre
10. Otoboke Beaver - Itekooma Hits

Continue HERE for the full list!

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Win Alex Cameron Tickets!

 

Australian musician, singer and songwriter Alex Cameron released his third studio album Miami Memory in September. Catch his show at Neumos, December 13th. Tickets available here

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

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Easy Street Staff "Best Of 2019" - Kevin

Kevin Larson - Merchandising & Program Manager - Easy Street Records

Top 10 2019 Albums

1. Orville Peck - Pony
2. Ezra Furman - Twelve Nudes
3. Kyle Craft - Showboat Honey
4. Mark Lanegan Band - Somebody's Knocking
5. Operators - Radiant Dawn
6. Miranda Lambert - Wildcard
7. Sturgill Simpson - Sound & Fury
8. Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel
9. Angel Olsen - All Mirrors
10. Joseph Arthur - Come Back World

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Win Corridor Tickets + Loser Edition LP!

 

Catch Montreal band Corridor with their jangly, synth-pop-tinged sound at Barboza, December 10th. Get tickets here. We have a Loser edition LP of their debut album Junior to go along with tickets to their show!

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “CORRIDOR” please include first & last name. Winner will pick up the LP from us in West Seattle, tickets will be at will call. We'll draw a winner on 12/6. Good luck! 

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Limited Edition Easy Street x Mystery Made Coaches Jacket!

This is a Limited Edition collaboration between Easy Street Records & Mystery Made. From one end of California Ave to the other - We all come to belong and get closer to the music whether your OG W.S.H.C. or down to unite People for Peace.  

This waterproof jacket will keep you drier than any hoodie in the rain!  The 100% nylon shell with a hidden graphic inside the liningThis Coaches Jacket makes it an easy choice to keep you dry and warm, but it's the vintage look and feel of the graphic and antique snaps that make it a must-have. Devil’s in the details!

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Win Omni Tickets!

 

Catch Atlanta, GA post-punk trio Omni at The Tractor Tavern, December 9th. Tickets available here. Their new album Networker is out now on Sub Pop.

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

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The Showbox Is Still Not Saved - You Can Help!

The Showbox is a designated City of Seattle Landmark, but it is still not saved! Historic Seattle needs YOU to help change that. Urge the Landmarks Preservation Board to place “controls” on the property. Controls are a part of the landmarking process and describe the protections to the physical elements of the building. Without controls, The Showbox can be torn down. Send your comments to Sarah Sodt, the City’s historic preservation officer, at sarah.sodt@seattle.gov by December 6 or plan to attend the LPB meeting scheduled for December 18 to provide your comments in person.

Our friends over at Seattle Theatre Group (STG) have partnered with Historic Seattle in efforts to purchase The Showbox. How cool is that? If accepted this will ensure that The Showbox will continue to be a beacon and landmark for Seattle music and culture for many years to come. There are various ways you can help and be heard. Donate, send a message to Sarah Sodt or represent with a Save The Showbox t-shirt

"Saving The Showbox is a marathon, not a sprint. Thank you for running with us!"
- Historic Seattle

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Win The Dandy Warhols Tickets!

 

The 90s are calling and they say.....don't miss The Dandy Warhols at The Showbox, December 6th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “DANDY WARHOLS” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 12/4. Good luck! 

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Win The Dead South Tickets!

 

The Dead South, a gold rush vibing four-piece acoustic bluegrass set from Saskatchewan, infuses the genre's traditional trappings with an air of frontier recklessness, whiskey breakfasts and grizzled tin-pan showmanship. The sound, build on a taut configuration of cello, mandolin, banjo and guitar, speeds like a train past polite definitions of bluegrass into the grittier, rowdier spaces of the traditional world. Catch The Dead South at The Showbox SoDo, December 5th. Tickets available here

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

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Win Brandi Carlile's Echoes Through The Canyon 2020 Tickets!

 

Brandi Carlile is headed back to The Gorge, Saturday, June 6th with her Echoes Thorugh The Canyon show. Sheryl Crow and Yola will be joining her this year with some very special guests. Tickets officially go on sale Friday 11/22 at 10 am (PT) with a pre-sale on Thursday 11/21 at 10 am (PT) use the code: Magic. Check here for more ticket info.

We are giving away multiple pairs of tickets with another contest on our Instagram. Give us a follow, keep an eye out for it, and double your chances of winning!

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “Brandi Carlile 2020” please include first & last name (bonus entry - tell us why Brandi Carlile is special to you). Winners must be able to pick up their tickets from us in West Seattle. We'll draw winners on 11/29. Good luck! 

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Record Store Day Black Friday 2019 - November 29th!

RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY 2019!

Friday 11/29 - 7 AM

Join us for Record Store Day Black Friday 2019! We open at 7 AM! Free coffee & bacon! Giveaways! Check the list here! The printable PDF version of the list is available here.

General rules for a smooth and enjoyable RSD Black Friday: No Holds & 1 Title Per Person

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Win Mount Eerie w/Julie Doiron Tickets!

 

STG Presents Mount Eerie at The Neptune on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Get tickets here

Mount Eerie (the musical nom-de-plume of Phil Elverum) has announced a new album, with Julie Doiron and entitled Lost Wisdom pt. 2, which released this November. Mount Eerie has announced a North American tour this winter. The December dates will all include Julie Doiron.

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

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Win Thievery Corporation Tickets!

 

American electronic music duo Thievery Corporation is playing two shows at The Showbox, November 29th & December 1st. Their recognizable style mixes elements of dub, acid jazz, reggae, Indian classical, Middle Eastern music, hip hop, electronica, and Brazilian music, including bossa nova. Tickets available here. We are giving a pair of tickets away for the December 1st show!

Enter to win a pair of tickets for the 12/1 show by e-mailing us with the subject line “THIEV CORP” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/27. Good luck! 

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Win Turnover + Men I Trust Tickets!

 

Easy does it on Virginia trio Turnover's newest album Altogether, drenched in an uplifting but chill 80s new wave sound that released earlier this month. Catch Turnover + Men I Trust at The Neptune, November 30th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “TURNOVER” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/25. Good luck! 

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Win Sasha Velour Tickets!

 

Smoke & Mirrors, Sasha Velour's first one-queen show, is an effortless blend of drag, visual art, and magic. Velour introduces audiences to a whole new side of her artistry, through 12 dazzling and genre-busting lip-synch performances, featuring the music of Annie Lennox, Whitney Houston, Shirley Bassey, Judy Garland, Celine Dion, Sia, Nina Simone, Le Tigre and more! Experience the magic at The Moore, November 29th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “SASHA VELOUR” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/25. Good luck! 

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Win Cautious Clay Tickets + Vinyl!

 

Deep emotional intuition fuels Cautious Clay’s sound. Blending R&B, hip-hop, and experimental indie, his productions are dark and engrossing, built upon a unique combination of organic instruments, digital programming, and soulful vocals. His debut album Table Of Context is out this December. Catch Cautious Clay at The Showbox, November 27th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets and vinyl by e-mailing us with the subject line “CAUTIOUS CLAY” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/22. Good luck! 

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Win Moon Duo Tickets!

 

Portland psych-rock pair Moon Duo, one part Wooden Shjips and one part Vive la Void. This year once more Moon Duo dazzles with their supernatural sound on their seventh studio album Stars Are The Light. Catch Moon Duo at Neumos, November 26th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “MOON DUO” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/21. Good luck! 

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Win Blue Note 80th Anniversary Tour Tickets!

 

STG Presents Blue Note Records 80th Anniversary Tour featuring Kandace Springs, James Carter Organ Trio and James Francies at The Moore Theatre on Thursday, November 21, 2019Tickets available hereThis tour will be celebrating Blue Note’s 80th Anniversary, presenting three artists in a spectacular celebration of the label and jazz music today. 

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “BLUE NOTE 80” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/19. Good luck! 

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Easy Street Records Presents: The Clinch Method

Easy Street Records Presents: The Clinch Method — Danny Clinch

Shot and chopped by Ryan Cory & featuring original music compositions by Mike McCready

Original Photography by Danny Clinch for "The Joke" by Brandi Carlile

We’ve been big fans of photographer/director Danny Clinch for a few years. He was gracious and helpful when we created the Pearl Jam pop-up here at the shop. All images had been supplied by Danny. He then went on to create the video for our girl Brandi Carlile’s “The Joke”, Song of the Year. Our whiz kid filmmaker Ryan Cory had a day off in NYC, we suggested he go see Danny in Asbury Park. Here it is! Enjoy. 

Danny Clinch loves music. He listens to it, plays it, photographs it, and films it. Through this passion, Danny has established himself as one of the premier photographers in the world. He has shot and filmed a wide range of artists, from Johnny Cash to Tupac Shakur, from Bjork to Bruce SpringsteenHis work has appeared on hundreds of album covers and in publications like Vanity Fair, Spin Magazine, Rolling Stone, GQ, and Esquire. Clinch has presented his work in numerous galleries and published four books: Discovery Inn, When the Iron Bird Flies, Motor Drive, and Still Moving. As a director, Clinch has received three Grammy Award nominations. He has also directed music videos for artists like Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, and Dave Matthews Band

Clinch has recently increased his presence in Asbury Park, NJ by not only creating the Transparent Gallery, but also by stepping up as partner and promoter to the Sea Hear Now music, surfing, and arts festival. Danny plays harmonica in the Tangiers Blues Band and will occasionally put down his harp in the middle of the set, pick up his Leica and begin photographing his band members. During times like these, Danny Clinch is a very happy man.

Special Thanks to: Danny Clinch, Maria Barba-Clinch, Tina Kerekes, Mike McCready, Brandi Carlile, Matt Vaughan & Ryan Cory

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Karen Mason Blair Book Signing!

Karen Mason Blair Book Signing!

Saturday 11/16 - 5-9 PM 

From backstage to the front row Karen Mason Blair was there to capture countless iconic moments during the Seattle grunge era and beyond. Finally, now you can enjoy a retrospective of her work in her book The Flannel Years, forward written by Krist Novoselic. A must-have for any grunge music lover, photography fan or book collector.

Come celebrate with us Saturday, November 16th from 5-9 pm. Karen will be signing copies of her book along with prints and other goodies!

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Win Chelsea Wolfe Tickets!

 

Chelsea Wolfe's genre-bending sound travels between planes blending elements of gothic rock, doom metal, and folk music. On her newest album Birth Of Violence, Wolfe strips down to basics weaving songs with an acoustic guitar in hand. Catch Chelsea Wolfe at The Showbox, November 20th. Tickets available here

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “CHELSEA WOLFE” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/18. Good luck! 

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Win Brittany Howard Tickets!

 

Alabama Shakes frontwomen and singer/songwriter Brittany Howard pushes the boundaries of her soul and sound with debut solo album Jaime Catch Brittany Howard at The Moore, November 18th. Tickets available here

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

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Win Noah Gundersen Tickets!

 

Noah Gundersen is making his way back to Seattle with a show at The Showbox, November 16th. Tickets available here. His newest album Lover is out now. 

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

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Win Geowulf Tickets!

 

Geowulf are a band of two halves, two childhood friends from Australia's Sunshine Coast. Their sound is the perfect mix of blissed-out, beachy pop - the aural equivalent of driving along the coast on a heavenly summer's day. Their new album My Resignation is out now. Catch their show at Barboza, November 15th. Tickets available here.

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “GEOWULF” please include first & last name. We'll draw a winner on 11/13. Good luck! 

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Easy Street Cafe Hiring: Line Cook!

Easy Street Cafe is looking to add a line cook to the kitchen team. Do you enjoy a fast-paced breakfast focused kitchen? Experienced preferred but not required, willing to train the right candidate.

This position is 3 days a week 8am - 4pm to start with room to grow, flexible schedule preferred. Great staff and fun environment.

Apply via Facebook or drop off a resume in the cafe.

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Vote By Nov 5th!

Don't miss out on letting your voice be heard in this very important election. Tuesday, November 5th is the last day to get your ballots in weather you are mailing (no stamp needed!) or dropping off at an official ballot drop box. Ballots must be post marked by November 5th and ballot drop boxes close at 8 pm Nov. 5th!

There is a ballot drop box conveniently located across the street from Easy Street at 44th & SW Alaska. For more drop box locations and info check out this link!

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"Walk All Ways" SSHS 2019 Champagne Gala Brunch!

 

Ahem, queue epic music...nice. Last year, the Seattle Public Library asked lawn chair NW music historian, West Seattle somebody oh and he’s also our boss, Matt Vaughan to be part of their monthly lecture circuit and to give a talk on the history of Easy Street, calling it “How I Got to Easy Street”, reviewed by NW Music Scene check out the article here

The sold-out event was inspiring to a lot of youngsters and historians alike. The Southwest Seattle Historical Society has invited Matt to do it again. They are calling the event “Walk All Ways” Matt says, “It’s hard to talk about the shop without talking about the history of Northwest Music, this time I’m gonna try to talk just about Northwest Music and not about the shop, we’ll see what happens.” Legendary Seattle DJ John Maynard will interview Matt afterward. There will be time for discussion and mixing it up at the end of the event.

Feeling fancy? The event will be held at Salty’s on Alki this Saturday, Nov 2nd at 11 am, includes champagne brunch with an auction benefiting the SWHS to follow. To purchase tickets and more information check the link.

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Final Body Halloween In-Store Thursday 10/31!

 

Final Body Halloween In-Store Performance!

Thursday 10/31 - 7 PM - Free & All-Ages!

Join us for a special Halloween in-store with Final Body and special guest!

Easy Streeter Scott Helgason lends the baritone vocals in Seattle post-punk band Final Body, their song Lose Health was recently featured as KEXP’s Song Of The Day. Final Body's debut album Nothyng evokes the sound of old-school goth with moody basslines and melancholy atmospheres perfect for an All Hallow’s Eve celebration! Come dance the monster mash with us, costumes encouraged but not mandatory.

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FIX In-Store Friday 10/25 7pm!

 

FIX In-Store Performance!

Friday 10/25 - 7 PM - Free & All-Ages!

The debut EP from Seattle artist FIX aka Emily Abrahamson is a solid six-song collection of dark electro-pop-grunge, choral-like synths and trip-hop beats, all interlaced with her introspective, breathy vocals and definitely worth a listen!

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(SOLD OUT) Liam Gallagher Album Signing Friday 10/18 6pm!

Liam Gallagher Album Signing at Easy Street Records!

Friday 10/18 - 6 PM 

On October 18th, Liam Gallagher will be stopping by Easy Street Records at 6pm for a signing of his new solo album, Why Me? Why Not. 

Day of Event Guidelines - Signing only the new album Why Me? Why Not, 1 item signed per person

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT - Keep an eye on Facebook if more wristbands become available

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Joseph Arthur Acoustic In-Store & Signing 10/11!

 

Joseph Arthur Acoustic In-Store Performance!

Friday 10/11 - 7 PM - Free & All-Ages!

We are thrilled to have Joseph Arthur performing live at Easy Street on the release day of his new album Come Back WorldJoin us for a special acoustic performance and signing to follow.

Stop in and purchase Come Back World from us in-store for entry to the performance and signing. 1 CD/LP = 1 wristband. The new album is out 10/11!

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Lisa Prank Record Release In-Store 10/4!

 

Lisa Prank Record Release In-Store Performance!

Friday 10/4 - 7 PM - Free & All-Ages!

Come celebrate the release of Lisa Prank's new album Perfect Love Song with a special in-store performance! 

Perfect Love Song is an album that takes a soft-focus gaze at romance’s sharpest points and edges, both the exciting peaks and the scary cliffs. As Edwards was navigating a drawn out, Lifetime-movie level heartbreak, she found herself drifting back towards the home she had in her friendships. She moved back into her old room in storied Seattle punk house, Spruce House, sharing a door with Tacocat’s Bree McKenna (who’s also her bandmate, along with Julia Shapiro, in the supergroup Who Is She?). She’d knock and ask McKenna for feedback on songs, who wound up playing bass on the record.

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Easy Street and Muralist Son Doung Featured on King 5 Evening News!

 

Easy Street's Matt Vaughan and muralist Son Doung recently featured on King 5 Evening news. Watch them talk and dive into the history behind some of the best murals to hit Easy Street's walls over the years.

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Win Dermot Kennedy Tickets!

 

Dermot Kennedy just announced a big 33 city North American tour with a show at The Paramount, January 26th! Tickets go on sale FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27th 10am (PDT) at LiveNation.com and we have 3 pairs of tickets to giveaway. His debut album Without Fear comes out 10/4. 

Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line “DERMOT KENNEDY” please include first & last name. Winner must be able to pick up their tickets from our store in West Seattle. We'll draw 3 winners on 10/4. Good luck! 

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R.I.P. Ric Ocasek (1944-2019)

  

NW musician Mark Pickerel eulogizes The Cars’ Ric Ocasek(1944-2019)

It was the summer of '78. As I was waving goodbye to elementary school and anxious to dive into junior high, my sister Joanne made a mix tape of her favorite new artists, including ‪Van Halen‬, The Knack, The Cars, Sugar Hill Gang and more. I loved it all.

I was already flirting with growing my hair out when I heard the words, "Let them brush your rock and roll hair, let the good times roll". It was all the further instruction I needed. Ric Ocasek and The Cars epitomized style and cool, so it wasn't long before I tried to adopt their look with whatever crude gear I had at my disposal. My older twin sisters were all too happy to help out, loaning me accessories from their own wardrobes, styling and ratting my hair, offering fashion tips and teaching me how to dance.
It was a pivotal time in my life, and what better soundtrack to a summer that saw me change out of my last pair of flares and into my first pegged-straight leg jeans(probably the same pair, only now majorly modified and re-purposed for my new lifestyle).

The Cars seemed to appeal to everyone, so it wasn't uncommon to hear them on KISW alongside ‪Van Halen‬, AC/DC and Boston(from their home turf), then hear them over on KJET in between ‪The Go-Gos‬ and ‪Devo‬.

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Erin Bowman In-Store Performance 9/12!

 

Erin Bowman In-Store Performance!

Thursday 9/12 - 7 PM - Free & All-Ages!

LA based, New Jersey native singer/songwriter Erin Bowman is on the threshold of something incredibly exciting. The release of her debut EP Apartment 101 arrives with an impressive list of achievements in place. Her first song, Problem, was added to Sirius XM 20 on 20, and in 2 weeks it was a Top 5 requested song. Her second song, King Boy, quickly became a Top 5 most played song on the 20 on 20 channel.

Erin has performed live on Good Morning America and Radio Disney Music Awards, and now she's ready to release Apartment 101, a lyrically driven, heart on her sleeve, completely open and honest debut 8 track EP. Apartment 101 is out this November but you can get your hands on it early at the show!

If you are enjoying the West Seattle Art Walk stop by for a free, all-ages show!

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Jack West Record Release In-Store - 9/6!

 

Jack West Record Release In-Store Performance!

Friday 9/6 - 7 PM - Free & All-Ages!

Hailing from Rochester, NY, fourteen-year-old Jack West conjures memories of Kurt Cobain with his lanky, shoulder-length hair and piercing gaze.  He’s performed with Eddie Vedder before 30,000 at a concert in Nashville and collaborated with renowned Seattle producer Barrett Jones (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Jawbox) at his famed Laundry Room Studio on West’s debut, eight-song offering, For the Record.

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Carrie Akre CD Release In-Store 8/31!

Carrie Akre CD Release In-Store Performance!

Saturday 8/31 - 7 PM - Free & All-Ages!

Carrie Akre is best known for her work with Seattle bands Hammerbox and Goodness. Carrie has contributed vocals to bands The Rockfords (which included Pearl Jam's Mike McCready), The VIPs with the late Pat Dinizio of The Smithereens, Esther Kang and released three independent solo albums. 

Her fourth album titled Passage marks Carrie’s first new album since 2008. And as she’s shaped and honed her writing skills over the years, she considers this album to be some of the best work she’s ever done. While life has pulled her in one direction or another, it’s clear that not only does this new album celebrate her renewed focus on creating great music but, she’s back and there’s only more exciting things to come.

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Noah Gundersen Record Release In-Store + Signing 8/23!

 

Noah Gundersen Record Release In-Store!

Friday 8/23 - 7 PM - Free Show + All-Ages!

Noah Gundersen is set to release his fourth full-length solo album, Lover, on August 23rd. Recorded over two years at Seattle’s The Crumb studio with longtime collaborator, producer/engineer Andy D. Park (Death Cab For Cutie, K. Flay, Pedro The Lion), Lover sees Gundersen continuing to veer towards an increasingly intimate and intense creative approach, wedding intricate beats and warm natural instrumentation to a series of stark, almost dreamlike, new songs. Rich with patience and grace, songs like “Older” and “Out of Time” reveal a remarkably gifted songwriter-artist in the midst of confrontation with life’s toughest truths, somehow emerging with even greater self-awareness and understanding.

Pre-order or purchase the new album "Lover" in-store for priority entry into the performance + signing. *Space is limited, first come, first served. See below for details. BUYING ONE CD OR LP WILL GET YOU ONE WRISTBAND.

Online orders for the event will close on or before 8/23 - you can still secure a wristband with an in-store purchase!

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Join us Friday 8/23 - Tanya Tucker's While I'm Livin' Country Queens Brunch!

 

Come on down this Friday, August 23rd from 10am - 2pm! We'll be celebrating the release of Tanya Tucker's new album in 17 years with a country queens themed brunch. Her new album titled While I'm Livin' was produced by our very own Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings

We will be spinning a special Country Queens playlist along with Tanya's new record, enter to win a signed copy of her new album (all weekend long!), enjoy a special Tanya Tucker TNT Omelette in the cafe, and take home a free poster when you pick up the new album in-store (while supplies last).

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Congrats Easy Street Wreckers the 2019 Industrial Softball League Champions!

Congrats to the champs! 13 years in the Industrial Softball League Seattle and they finally got their hands on the big trophy. Props to Hillside Bar team for being such formidable opponents all these years and again on Sunday. Thanks for everyone who came out to support the ISL this season. For more info check them out on Twitter @ISLSeattle

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