THIS WEEK AT THE SHOP:
Fellow music lovers, welcome to the Thursday/Friday email extravaganza, a message that promises to contain the full run down of what's fresh in the shop both upstairs and down/new and used.
On the new release front, we've got plenty to cover:
Ambient electro world builder Tycho is back with "Epoch" on CD and limited red vinyl.
Foxygen are back with their fourth album, "Hang', in stock on CD and limited translucent green vinyl.
We've got great new releases from Tim Cohen of the Fresh and Onlys, the Stray Trolleys, Cherry Glazerr, Joan of Arc and Austra.
Michael Chapman bows out with his final album, the elegant and rocking "50," on Paradise of Bachelors.
On the reissue front, we've got Xiu Xiu's "Knife Play," long out of print, now back on colored vinyl, plus Blind Melon's "Soup" LP, KD Lang's "Hymns of the 49th Parallel," and Blink 182's "Cheshire Cat."
Numero's fantastic female folk compilation "Ladies of the Canyon" finally gets a vinyl pressing.
Mica Levi's incredible soundtrack for the film "Jackie" is in stock.
The Grateful Dead's self-titled debut turns 50 this year, and to celebrate there is a picture disc version of the LP, and an expanded 2-disc set on CD.
New electronic things come from William Basinski, Ulrich Schnauss, Bohren und der Club of Gore, Psychemagik, Richard Pinhas, Vakula and Dot Hacker. Plus a new album from trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, and a great new disc of music from Malian singer Awa Poulo on the Awesome Tapes From Africa label!
USED VINYL ALERT:
Evan here, heading downstairs for this week's USED VINYL ALERT, we've got a very heavy load of 500+ fresh arrivals to show you, with major sections of classic jazz, soul, country, folk, psychedelia, and good old rock n roll.
Lots of Mobile Fidelity, audiophile, and Quadrophonic pressings this week, on big names like Pink Floyd, Queen, Yes, and the Beatles. We've got just about every must-have Pink Floyd record, a couple of cool Bruce Springsteen boots, as well as a slew of collectible and hard to find Rolling Stones. After that there's some fine ones from Rare Earth, Spencer Davis Group, the Yardbirds, Dennis Coffey, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Earle, Steely Dan, Levon Helm, Dr. John, the Who, Neil Young, the Cars, ELP, T Rex, Frank Zappa, Cheap Trick, Gene Clark, Flying Burrito Brothers, Steely Dan, David Bowie, OMD and Steely Dan.
Looking for heavier stuff, or some punk, you punk? Try a heavy run of early Metallica, the sweet spot in the Black Sabbath catalog, the Ramones, Gang of Four, the Clash, the Misfits, Budgie, Dokken and Vixen.
We like to tuck some surprises in for you psych and rare-rock fans. This week its The ID, Hidden Strength, Hampton Grease Band, Dust, Cowboy and the Insect Trust.
Its a jazz collectors delight this week, as we have a lot of cool, seldom seen early pressings of records by Lee Morgan, Kenny Dorham, Thelonious Monk, John Abercrombie, Duke Ellington, Bobby Hutcherson, Herbie Hancock, Gene Krupa, Gerry McFarland, Charles Byrd, Red Garland, Ramsey Lewis, Bill Evans, Earl Hines, and the one and only Albert Mangelsdorff.
Plenty of soul and funk this week, from names like Ike & Tina, Curtis Mayfield, the Jam Factory, Sam Cooke, Con Funk Shun, Aretha, War, Jackie Wilson and Little Richard.
We've got a whole cornucopia of folk and traditional records. Plenty from the big names like Bill Monroe, Pete Seeger, the Weavers, Sandy Bull, Dave Van Ronk, John Jacob Niles and Norman Blake, but there's also a slew of regional, private folk compilations, a handful of Wisconsin-rooted records (polka, folk, uhhh....others that are hard to describe), plus lots of international traditional music LPs from Norway to Tibet. Several Folkways compilations that are hard to find, in great shape. A nice section of Hawaiian records, plus some cool Brazilian records too!
On the country front, there's Waylon, Merle, Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, Red Sovine, Chet Atkins, Willie, Glen Campbell, Webb Pierce, Cal Smith and Patsy Cline.
Newer stuff comes from Vince Staples, Joan Shelley, the New Pornographers, Explosions in the Sky, Amen Dunes, Kings of Leon, Andrew Bird, Lotus, Bell XI, Phoenix, Swell Season, Hold Steady, plus a bunch of fresh new vinyl markdowns.
Wrapping up, we have a lot of great classical, many many childrens LPs and soundtracks, including classics like Dirty Dancing, Grease, Pretty in Pink and the Breakfast Club. Electronic from Roger Eno, Ralph Lundsten and Tangerine Dream, and a bunch of Bob and Rita Marley records for good measure.
Did we forget anyone? No? Then we'll see you in the basement!
NEW OR NOTEWORTHY THIS WEEK:
TOPS AT THE SHOP - STAFF TOP 10s:
After weeks of weighing options in what was an incredibly fruitful year for music, both new and newly available, each staff member at Strictly Discs has compiled their top ten list for 2016. Take a look at the lists here and posted on the boards in the store for a thorough look at our year in music. Just about every title is in store on CD, LP or both formats, and all come highly recommended.
UPCOMING INDIE-ONLY VINYL EDITIONS - PRE-ORDER NOW:
January 20 - Foxygen - Hang on translucent green vinyl
January 20 - Tycho - Epoch on red vinyl
January 24 - Japandroids - Near To The Wild Heart of Life - clear vinyl
January 24 - Cloud Nothings - Life Without Sound - green marbled vinyl + special embossed jacket
January 27 - The Avalanches - Since I Left You on blue vinyl
January 27 - Sleater-Kinney - Live In Paris - SUB POP LOSER Edition on coke bottle clear vinyl
February 3 - The Menzingers - After The Party - translucent red vinyl
February 3 - Moon Duo - Occult Architecture Vol 1 - black and red marble vinyl
February 3 - Surfer Blood - Snowdonia - white vinyl
February 10 - Jesca Hoop - Memories Are Now - SUB POP LOSER Edition on copper vinyl
February 17 - Jens Lekman - Life Will See You Now on opaque orange vinyl
February 17 - Strand Of Oak - Hard Love on stone green swirl vinyl
February 17 - Ryan Adams - Prisoner on transparent red vinyl
February 24 - Pissed Jeans - Why Love Now - SUB POP LOSER Edition on lavendar vinyl
February 24 - All Them Witches - Sleeping Through The War - INDIE version is expanded double LP
March 3 - Minus The Bear - Voids - splatter/colored vinyl
THIEVERY CORPORATION LIMITED EDITION 7"
The 7" includes 'Letter to the Editor' & 'Let the Chalice Blaze' along with a $2 off coupon for redemption of the new full length album, The Temple of I & I on February 10th.
NEW & VINTAGE TURNTABLES + STEREO GEAR IN STOCK:
The basement is fully stocked with new and vintage equipment:
New turntables (Stanton K.52, U-Turn Orbit & Pro-Ject Debut Carbon) starting at $199.
New speakers (Kantu YU2) for $174.
Vintage turntables, speakers & receivers starting at $99.
Full vintage systems including turntable, receiver & speakers, starting at $299.
NEXT MUSIC TRIVIA TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH AT THE HIGH NOON SALOON:
Our next MUSIC TRIVIA at the High Noon Saloon is Tuesday, February 7th. Registration starts at 5:30 with the first question at 6PM.
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