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New Release Round-Up 05-22-20

Steve Earle & The Dukes - Ghosts of West Virginia

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Ghosts of West Virginia centers on the Upper Big Branch coal mine explosion that killed twenty-nine men in that state in 2010, making it one of the worst mining disasters in American history. In ten deftly drawn sonic portraits, Steve Earle and his band The Dukes explore the historical role of coal in rural communities. More than merely a question of jobs and income, mining has provided a sense of unity and meaning, patriotic pride and purpose.


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The 1975 - Notes On A Conditional Form - Interscope Records
Notes On A Conditional Form is The 1975's highly anticipated fourth studio album. Available this week (LP coming 6/12), the 22-track epic includes hit singles "People" and "Me & You Together Song". The band worked to use as little plastic as possible in the manufacturing of the product. 

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Chunky Shrapnel - ATO Records
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard release Chunky Shrapnel, a new music documentary film and accompanying double-LP live album. The new album features 13 live performances hand-picked from the band’s 2019 UK and European tour, and includes three new musical scores written by Stu Mackenzie that add a magical touch of an alien melancholy throughout the record. Chunky Shrapnel is an experience geared towards not only recreating the energy of a live concert, but creating something tailored and unique to the King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard.

The Teskey Brothers - Live At The Forum

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Following up the Grammy nominated album "Run Home Slow", Australian soul band The Teskey Brothers are back with their new live album "Live At The Forum". The album was recorded on tape during their two day residency at the iconic Forum Melbourne in Australia this past November. Opaque Blue Vinyl.


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Blake Mills - Mutable Set

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Los Angeles-based guitarist, composer, and producer Blake Mills releases his new album Mutable Set. Much of the material was co-written with acclaimed singer-songwriter Cass McCombs, and this is Mills' first album of solo music with lyrics since 2014's "Heigh Ho" and second release under New Deal Records / Verve Label Group.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Indigo Girls - Look Long
Alina Baraz - It Was Divine
Victor Wainwright & The Train - Memphis Loud
Ashe - Moral Of The Story: Chapter 1 & 2
The Airborne Toxic Event - Hollywood Park
Tim Burgess - I Love The New Sky
Various Artists - I Still Play
Maita - Best Wishes
Nnamdi - Brat
Enslaved - Utgard
TALsounds - Acquiesce
The Mammals - Nonet
Dennis DeYoung - 26 East, Vol. 1

& More .....

Kip Moore - Red White Blue Jean American Dream
Sarah Jarosz - Maggie
Norah Jones - Were You Watching?
Corb Lund - Grizzly Bear Blues
The Jayhawks - This Forgotten Town
The Naked And Famous - Death




 

UPCOMING RELEASES

Jaime Wyatt - Neon Cross

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If there’s one lesson to be gleaned from Jaime Wyatt's latest album, Neon Cross, it’s that life goes on. And through it all—good times and bad, dreaming and desperation, there is truth. When it came to capturing that truth on tape, Wyatt had some assistance from Shooter Jennings, who produced Neon Cross. Together, she and Jennings boldly color outside the country lines, taking a wide-lens sonic and stylistic approach to the songs on Neon Cross.


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Kip Moore - Wild World

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Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore’s highly anticipated fourth studio album Wild World will be available May 29. Co-writing 12 of the album’s 13 insightful tracks, he navigates the search to find a place and purpose. Throughout the album, that search is revealed in deeply personal terms, with Kip even co-producing the set. The weathered heartland-rock sound Moore has embraced gets its emotional volume pumped up, recorded live with a full band. CD includes a free poster offer, valid thru 12/31/20.


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The White Buffalo - On The Widow's Walk

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The White Buffalo is Jake Smith: singer, song-writer, guitarist, teller of stories; an artist whose voice – an emotive timber-shakin’ baritone – seems directly linked to a greater truth; an artist who will not be swayed by fashion or restricted by genre.  And now, The White Buffalo releases the new studio album, ‘On The Widow's Walk’ – an 11 song, loosely linked collection of dark thrills produced by Shooter Jennings, who also plays piano and keys.


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Christian Lee Hutson - Beginners

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The buzz around Christian Lee Hutson started in earnest in 2018 after he began his collaborative friendship with singer Phoebe Bridgers. Hutson co-wrote songs with Bridgers for both the EP of supergroup boygenius (ft. Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus) and her 2019 release with Conor Oberst, Better Oblivion Community Center. The emerging folk artist received further critical attention after Bridgers invited him to Eaux Claires Festival last July, where he performed a solo set and earned praise from festival host Bon Iver. Eventually, Bridgers asked if she could produce an album for him. Engineered and mixed by Joseph Lorge (Blake Mills, Perfume Genius), the forthcoming release also features contributions from Bright Eyes pianist Nathaniel Walcott. To merely call Christian Lee Hutson an old soul would be to deny the vibrancy of his sound. Hutson writes songs that the SF Bay Guardian describes as, "... Foreboding, bluesy love ballads laden with longing nostalgia." For Fans of Phoebe Bridgers, Elliott Smith and Bright Eyes.


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Rush - Permanent Waves: 40th Anniversary

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Celebrating 40 years of Rush's Permanent Waves, deemed the poignant moment the band reinvented themselves and their sound. The 3LP Deluxe Edition features original vinyl packaging with a newly designed gatefold jacket for the two discs of live bonus tracks (from the 1980 World Tour). With a 20-page booklet of reimagined artwork by original designer Hugh Syme & unreleased band archive photos. Housed in a slipcase. Features hits like "The Spirit Of Radio" and the cinematic "Jacob's Ladder". Also Available 2CD, Super Deluxe Box Set.


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New Release Round-Up 05-15-20

New Releases

Sleaford Mods - All That Glue - Rough Trade
Sleaford Mods are set to continue their onslaught into 2020 with the release of All That Glue, a collection of songs spanning the last seven years of the bands career; an array of crowd pleasers, B sides, unheard tracks and rarities for fans and the curious, released via Rough Trade.

Moby - All Visible Objects - Mute U.S.
The 17th studio album by iconic electronica musician Moby. Includes the single "Power is Taken", featuring Dead Kennedys drummer D. H. Peligro and rapper Boogie.

Jess Williamson - Sorceress - Mexican Summer
Offering a deep-hued kaleidoscope of dusty ‘70s cinema, ‘90s country music and breezy West Coast psychedelia, Jess Williamson’s ‘Sorceress’ weaves a woman’s wild love letters to a confusing present and uncertain future—with reflections on femininity and the pursuit of perfection, New Age beliefs and practices, critiques of capitalism and social media and more. An album about loss of innocence and acquired wisdom that’s self-critical, self-assured and soul-searching.

Chatham County Line - Strange Fascination (First Edition) - Yep Roc
North Carolina's cherished Americana band is back with a new look and feel! Chatham County Line's 12th studio album, Strange Fascination features newly added drums and modern effects that drive a revamped sound. From the dreamy shuffle of 'Oh Me Oh My' to the bold acceptance of 'Leave this World,' the group demonstrates their sharp self-awareness with a good dose of humor. A beautifully crafted album, Strange Fascination highlights the band's exceptional songcraft and musicianship, as well as their continual innovation.

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Temple - Domino
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, the San Francisco-based band fronted by singer and songwriter Thao Nguyen, release their fifth studio album Temple. The album is among Thao's most open and honest work yet, finding her coming out in her public life after a long career in which she kept her queer identity quiet in an effort to avoid turmoil with and alienation from a family and culture she deeply loves. Temple follows Thao & the Get Down Stay Down's 2016 album A Man Alive which was released to widespread critical praise. NPR Music called it a 'brilliant, jarring new album'[Nguyen's] most rewarding work yet,' while Pitchfork raved that it is 'Nguyen's most rhythmically robust, gleefully discordant release to date' and Stereogum called it 'explosive and melodically dense.' Over the past year Thao served as guest host of the acclaimed podcast Song Exploder.

Jamie xx - Idontknow [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 12in Single] - Young Turks
Following 2015’s In Colour and global touring with The xx, Idontknow is Jamie’s return to the club. It lived through late 2019 - everywhere from Jamie’s own low-key parties In London and LA to OIL Club in Shenzhen, Caribou’s BBC Essential Mix to Ben UFO on The Lot. Now in uncertain times, it remains a release of energy - to move to, let loose to and to look forward to parties again.

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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


& More .....

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

& More .....

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

The Secret Sisters - Saturn ReturnThe Secret Sisters - Saturn ReturnThe Secret Sisters - Saturn Return - New West Records
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

Broken Social Scene - Live At Third Man RecordsBroken Social Scene - Live At Third Man RecordsBroken Social Scene - Live At Third Man Records - Third Man Records
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



& More .....

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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