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BLACK FRIDAY IS NOVEMBER 28, 2014:




Strictly Discs will be the place to be this Post-Thanksgiving-Shopping-Melee-Day, also known as Black Friday.

And that's because certain indie stores across the country will be the place to get special releases created just for you, for giving and getting this holiday season, and they're scheduled for release on Black Friday, November 28, 2014.

Now, this is not Record Store Day, Jr., but it is brought to you by the powers-that-be at Record Store Day. This is a group of special releases you can only find at certain independent record stores nationwide. The magic of these pieces (many uber-limited) is that every one of them is something someone will really LOVE to get, and you'll really ENJOY giving. And you may have the added nice feeling of supporting a local, independently owned (Strictly Discs, Independently Owned since 1988) business during the holidays.

Simply Click the Black Friday Logo above for a list of releases...

THE TWILIGHT SAD IN-STORE THIS SATURDAY 3PM:




Join us for an intimate accoustic in-store with The Twilight Sad THIS SATURDAY AT 3PM!. You will also have the opportunity to pick up their new album, Nobody Wants To Be Here & Nobody Wants to Leave EARLY at the in-store and the band will be autographing copies at that time too...SPIN DOWN!

INDIE-EXCLUSIVE DAMIEN RICE CD SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW:




My Favourite Faded Fantasy, the new project from Damien Rice arrives first with a 2-track CD available for purchase in the shop. Features "I Don't Want To Change You" and the title track. The CD is $2 and comes with a $2 coupon for the full length that streets on November 11th.

NEW OR NOTEWORTHY THIS WEEK:

Natalie Mering's new album is another stunning addition to what's become a welcome trend of late: denizens of the American psychedelic folk/noise underground amble into the sunlight, unleashing music that builds brilliantly on their earlier lo-fi, exploratory murk. Steve Gunn, Grouper, Ryley Walker, Peaking Lights, Jana Hunter and her band Lower Dens, Kurt Vile, the list goes on, and now you can add Weyes Blood to it. The Innocents is the sound of a young artist re-emerging into the world after some serious pupation, a gothic folk symphony reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, if she grew up in isolation on a Highlands sheep farm. Mering's operatic, yet very human voice is the star here, painting in broad strokes across the spare instrumentation of guitar, fiddle and bass, sounding a bit like folk fado diva Josephine Foster here and there. Incredibly patient, calmly impassioned music from such a young talent, who's earlier work dwelt in far shadowier territory.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
CD $11.99 / LP $17.99

Brought to you by Strut and the UK Peruvian restaurant Ceviche, here's a funky thrill ride of musical upheaval in late 60s/early 70s Lima, where dozens of young rock bands tried on the sounds of the period. This one blazes from front to back, and includes killer covers of The Meters' "Cissy Strut" and Hendrix's "Hey Joe", which make this set worth its cost all on their own. If you've dug the Shocking Shaking Days comp of Indonesian psych, or Love is A Real Thing set of African fuzzy funk, this is a choice piece of the triangle.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
CD $14.99 / LP $22.99

Hot dang! Now this is what I call a SOLID live recording. Recorded in 1976 at the creative height of Scott-Heron's career, this recording perfectly demonstrates the political and social stance that Scott-Heron was voicing in his community and beyond. His concerns ranged from the negative effect drugs were having in the African American population, to how one needs to be proactive in political field if one wishes to see real change. The music is a powerful blend of Soul and Jazz music with some really great heavy percussion elements. First and foremost Gil was a poet, which is mirrored in his vocal stylings which is a blend of singing and spoken word and is often credited to one of the earlier forms of Hip-Hop/Rap. All in all I'd say this is a great place to start for people not familiar with his work and a great addition for those already familiar with his work.
- Luke / Strictly Discs
CD $15.99

A crucial fusion in the circuit between punk, funk, and the agit-prop underground of early Thatcher-era England, The Pop Group gave the world two albums and a couple of singles before splintering into other seminal groups like Pigbag, Maximum Joy and Rip Rig + Panic. We Are Time was Rough Trade's farewell letter to the band, collecting demos and live tracks, but it ends up being the perfect summation of a group that convulsed with a barely contained fervor in their brief existence. Led by frontman Mark Stewart, a situationist-quoting, yelping raconteur, The Pop Group fed the Clash's dubwise punk a handful of amphetamines, while predicting the squirming funk of A Certain Ratio, the dread of Joy Division, and the enlightened political gloom of This Heat. Repressed for the first time in years on CD and LP, along with Cabinet of Curiosities, another new collection of Peel Sessions and unreleased songs. Essential listening!
- Evan / Strictly Discs
CD $14.99 / LP $22.99

A basic vinyl repress of a spiritual jazz staple. Don Cherry's Eternal Rhythm was his first foray into the "world fusion" style he would articulate across the 70s, with collaborators as wide-ranging as Krzysztof Penderecki, Terry Riley, Charlie Haden, Ed Blackwell, and many, many more. Recorded live at the Berlin Jazz Festival in the fall of 1968, Eternal Rhythm is the description of, and the antidote for, the turmoil engulfing the world in those crucial months. Joined by free-guitar legend Sonny Sharrock (in absolutely cosmic top form), Albert Mangelsdorff, Karl Berger, and Joachim Kuhn, Cherry augments his expressive cornet with a bevy of bamboo, metal and plastic flutes, and an array of gamelan gongs. Eternal Rhythm is two sidelong cuts of transcendent clamor, teetering on the line between peace and chaos, cut through with Cherry's profoundly lyrical, hummable horn playing. You must own this.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
LP $15.99 (available in the shop or by phone)



THIS WEEK'S JUKEBOX - featuring selections from our New & Noteworthy Picks:





CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF SOME OF OUR SELECTED & NOTABLE RELEASES FOR OCTOBER 22TH:



ADDED VALUES (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST):

Free art postcards.

Free 7"/postcards/stickers

Free slipmat with any Blue Note purchase

Free Beatles In Mono t-shirts (size XL), free with boxset or individual LP purchase



NEXT BLUE NOTE INDIE-EXCLUSIVE:




Young Man with a Horn is a mono recording by the great jazz trumpeter Miles Davis which was recorded and released by Blue Note in 1952. All songs were originally released as singles, with the exception of the track “How Deep Is the Ocean.” Young Man with a Horn will be reissued in its original 10” form on October 28th as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl initiative. (Pre-order in the shop or by phone)

PINK FLOYD ENDLESS RIVER COMING 11/10:




The Endless River has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions, when David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason played freely together at Britannia Row and Astoria studios. This was the first time they had done so since the 'Wish You Were Here' sessions in the seventies. Those sessions resulted in The Division Bell, the band's last studio album.

In 2013 David Gilmour and Nick Mason revisited the music from those sessions and decided that the tracks should be made available as part of the Pink Floyd repertoire. It would be the last time the three of them would be heard together. The band have spent the last year recording and upgrading the music,using the advantages of modern studio technology to create The Endless River.

The Endless River is a tribute to Rick Wright, whose keyboards are at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. It is a mainly instrumental album with one song, 'Louder Than Words', (with new lyrics by Polly Samson), arranged across four sides and produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth and Andy Jackson.

180 gram vinyl in gatefold package with 16 page book of never-released photos from the original sessions. Pre-order now.

PINK FLOYD ENDLESS RIVER:



BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN CD & VINYL BOX COMING 11/17:




Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984, comprised of remastered editions (both CD and LP respectively) of Springsteens first 7 albums will be released on November 17th. The sets are accompanied by a 60-page book featuring rarely-seen photos, memorabilia and original press clippings from Springsteen's first decade as a recording artist. Pre-order now.

Albums included:
Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (1973)*
The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle (1973)*
Born To Run (1975)
Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978)
The River (1980)*
Nebraska (1982)*
Born In The U.S.A. (1984)*
*denotes first time remastered on CD

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: THE ALBUM COLLECTION:



WEEZER - DEATH TO FALSE METAL LP COMING NOVEMBER 11TH:




First time on vinyl for this rarities compilation - limited, hand-numbered 180Gram audiophile pressing - pre-order now.

WEEZER PRE-ORDER:



UPCOMING VINYL SOUNDTRACK RELEASES:




On the 20th anniversary of the film's release, the Forest Gump soundtrack gets its first vinyl pressing. Limited, numbered 3LP set on Red/White/Blue 180 Gram Vinyl housed in a triple-panel gatefold. Available November 4th...pre-order now.



Also on the 20th anniversary of the films release, the soundtrack gets its first vinyl pressing. Limited to 1500 copies, this double LP is pressed on clear with black smoke colored wax, featuring an etched side and gatefold packaging. Available November 11th...pre-order now.

CLERKS SOUNDTRACK PRE-ORDER:



UPCOMING NEW RELEASES & REISSUES OF NOTE - PREORDER NOW:


OCTOBER 21:
Sleater-Kinney - studio album LP reissues
Thurston Moore - Best Day CD/LP
Scott Walker + SunnO))) - Soused CD/LP
Iceage - Plowing Into the Field of Love CD/LP
Fennesz - Venice reissue LP
Of Montreal - Cherry Peel and Gay Parade LPs
Elisa Ambrogio - The Immortalist CD/LP
Budos Band Burnt Offering CD/LP
Can - Delay, Flow Motion, Landed, Out Of Reach, Rite Time, Soundtracks reissue LPs
Cold War Kids - Hold My Home CD/LP
Julee Cruise - Floating Into The Night reissue LP
The Pop Group - We Are Time and Cabinet of Curiosities reissue CD/LPs
Cymbals Eat Guitars - Why There Are Mountains LP
Dope Body - Lifer CD/LP
Horse Feathers - So It Is With Us CD/LP
Nude Beach - 77 CD/LP
Oozing Wound - Earth Suck CD/LP
Royal Trux - Pound For Pound CD/LP
Wrekmeister Harmonies - Then It All Came Down CD/LP


OCTOBER 28:
Afghan Whigs Gentlemen CD/LP reissue
Grouper - Ruins CD/LP
Flaming Lips & Fwends - With A Little Help From My Fwends CD/LP
Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy and IV LP, 2LP, CD, 2CD and Super deluxe
Thelonious Monk - Genius of Modern Music Volume 1 10"
Portishead - Dummy LP reissue
Oren Ambarchi - Quixotism CD/LP
Boards of Canada - Hi Scores CD/LP reissue
Dan Bodan - Soft CD/LP
Cut Hands - Festival of the Dead CD/LP
V/A - Folk Music of the Sahel Vol. 1 LP
Mind Fair - Mind Fair CD/LP
Objekt - Flatland CD/LP
Population One (Terrence Dixon) - Theater of A Confused Mind CD/LP
Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band - Intensity Ghost CD/LP
Francisco The Man - Loose Ends CD/LP
Frightened Rabbit - Midnight Organ Fight LP reissue
Invisible Hands - Teslam CD/LP
Fern Jones - Glory Road (Numero) LP
Deutsche Wertarbeit - S/T CD/LP
Kiasmos - Kiasmos CD/LP
V/A - Local Customs: Cavern Sound (Numero) CD/LP
Barbara Lynn - Here Is Barbara Lynn LP
Martial Canterel - Gyors, Lassu LP
Modest Mouse - This Is A Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About LP reissue
Mono - Last Dawn and Rays of Darkness CD/LP
Parchman Farm: Photographs & Field Recordings 1947-1959 2CD + Book
Pip Proud - A Bird in the Engine and Adreneline & Richard LP reissues
Run The Jewels - 2 CD/LP
Sylvie Simmons - Sylvie CD/LP
Slim Twig - A Hound at the Hem CD/LP
Swans - Filth LP repress
Twilight Sad - No One Wants To Be Here & No One Wants To Leave CD/LP

Bob Dylan Bootleg Series #11: Basement Tapes RAW Coming November 4th:




Compiled from meticulously restored original tapes - many found only recently - this three-LP set includes 38 highlights of Dylan's legendary 1967 recording sessions with members of his touring ensemble who would later achieve their own fame as The Band.

Having transformed music and culture during the early 1960s, Dylan reached unparalleled heights across 1965 and 1966 through the release of three historic albums, the groundbreaking watershed single ''Like A Rolling Stone,'' a controversial and legendary 'electric' performance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival and wildly polarizing tours of the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom. Dylan's mercurial rise and prodigious outpouring of work during that decade came to an abrupt halt in July 1966 when he was in a serious motorcycle accident in upstate New York.

Recovering from his injuries and away from the public eye for the first time in years, Dylan ensconced himself, along with Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson and, later, Levon Helm, in the basement of a small house, dubbed ''Big Pink'' by the group, in West Saugerties, New York. This collective, which would come to be known as Bob Dylan and The Band, recorded more than a hundred songs over the next several months.

When rumors and rare acetates of some of these recordings began surfacing, it created a curiosity strong enough to fuel an entirely new segment of the music business: the bootleg record. In 1969, an album mysteriously titled Great White Wonder began showing up in record shops around the country. The actual recordings, however, remained commercially unavailable until 1975, when Columbia Records released a scant 16 of them on The Basement Tapes album.

Available as a 2CD Set / 6CD Set / 3LPs+2CDs+Book - Pre-Order Now

BOB DYLAN BOOTLEG SERIES #11 PRE-ORDER:



LED ZEPPELIN IV & HOUSES OF THE HOLY TO BE REISSUED OCTOBER 28TH:





Led Zeppelin prepares its next round of reissues with Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy.

Coming on October 28th, both albums will be available in 5 packages: 1CD, deluxe 2CD, 1LP, deluxe 2LP and a super deluxe boxset with 2CDs, 2LPs, a print and an 80 page book. As with the previous deluxe editions, both albums have been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by a second disc of companion audio comprised entirely of unreleased music related to that album. Pre-order now.

LED ZEP PRE-ORDERS:



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We are working on some updates, if you encounter issues or need assistance, please email angie@strictlydiscs.com or phone the shop at 608.259.1991.

OTB:

This isn't the spot to lay down odds on the third race. OTB is where Others Talk Back and give you the lowdown on what they've been feeling lately. This one's for the customers.

After an album of exquisite folk-rock, followed by an album of excellent idiosyncratic indie rock, Mr. Moore returns to his roots with his third solo album in 3 years. His roots are with the NYC experimental era of the 70s and 80s and of course Sonic Youth. This is a stripped down affair with just a rhythm section and two guitars. The songs are quite long, with plenty of room for guitar interplay and improvisation. I am of course reminded of Sonic Youth, but also of Television and the Feelies. The album reminds me of Sonic Youth, but it isn't Sonic Youth. The album does not have the weird energy that many of the best SY albums have. Steve Shelley from Sonic Youth is the drummer and Debbie Googe from My Bloody Valentine is the bassist. Jim Sedwarts from the UK is the second guitarist and he is a perfect foil for Mr. Moore's guitar on this album. Here is to hoping that he returns to Madison to promote this album as he has done with the two other recent solo albums.
- Ted Talks

He did an album of covers last year, and returns with his second album of original material in 2 years. This album follows the sound of the 2012 album. There is a lot of synths on this album, but the electronics make sense as they embellish and illustrate the melancholy spirit of the album. A bit Joy Division in spirit, if not in execution. There are no lyrical or sonic departures on this album as compared to the 2012 album, but what is performed is intriguing and compelling. One rather knows what to expect with a Lanegan album, and "Phantom Radio" certainly delivers what is expected.
- Ted Talks

This year is the 40th anniversary of the release of this classic album, Rory Gallagher is probably the best blues-rock guitarist that most people have never heard of. He was was so good that he auditioned for the Rolling Stones in 1975 to replace Mick Taylor. This 2 disc remastered version has 8 more cuts than the original album, though for some reason 2 cuts on the original album have been left off . The playing and energy levels on this album are astounding. One can't go wrong with this album if one has a predilection for blues-rock. There are both acoustic and electric cuts featured on the discs. By the way, there is an 8 disc version available for the extreme Rory Gallagher fan.
- Ted Talks



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