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NEW RELEASES:

New Releases In Store - Strictly Discs
Strictly Discs
New Releases In Store

STAY TUNED

NEW OR NOTEWORTHY THIS WEEK:

The sophomore LP from Akron, OH's Gabriel Schray saunters out of the speakers with a casual elegance that belies it's simple package. 'Gabriel' is a moody, reflective record of instrumental songs that seem to pay homage to different seasons, making comparisons to the Durutti Column inevitable, but Schray aims broader than the melancholy that often marks the songs of Vini Reilly. On the standout track "Placeholder Areas", Schray arranges flickering snare, ribbons of Korg, horn, piano, and the subtlest of digital crumbs in a nimble mandala of quietude. I hear hints of the egghead chillout from the first Tortoise LP, the vistas of possibility hinted at by Talk Talk's 'Laughing Stock', and, more recently, the poised minimalism of 2015's album from Gaussian Curve. A lovely, lovely LP that playfully resists genre.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
LP $19.99



RECORD STORE DAY 2017 IS SATURDAY, APRIL 22ND!




Launched in 2007 with the humble idea to recognize independent record stores, Record Store Day (RSD) has mushroomed ever since. The RSD list of LP and CD exclusives continues to expand, while more labels continue to throw open their catalogs to an appreciative customer base.

Beyond the day-long frenzy, RSD exists to offer proof of the lively role record stores play in the community and a chance for folks on both sides of the counter to offer gratitude for each other. Whether you’re a hardcore type who times their arrival for a spot at the front of the line or somebody who waits until the afternoon for a more leisurely experience, we hope you’ll join us on Saturday, April 22.

THE LIST:


For all details on pressing quantities, production credits, alternate versions, color vinyl, and other record datum, please refer to the Official Record Store Day list of releases, located at www.recordstoreday.com

Changes and additions to this list are likely, leading all the way up until the big day, and will be reflected on our list as we receive them. If you see a RSD release that does not appear on this list, don't hesitate to email or call to see if it will be available!

THE LIST IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE!

WISH-LISTS:


We'll be operating our Record Store Day (RSD) wish list the same way as years past. A wish is not an order. And while we will try to have ample stock (one of the deepest in the midwest) of all items on the morning of Record Store Day, please know that some of these products are extremely limited and will sell out quickly. Wishlists will be updated online before RSD. RSD is less than one month away so the window to create your wishlist is much smaller than years past. We encourage you to do it now.

WHAT IS HAPPENING AT STRICTLY DISCS ON RSD:


As you know, Record Store Day is a day crammed full of records, so naturally we've got a schedule crammed full of entertainment for your listening and imbibing enjoyment as you browse all of the many new arrivals. We'll have DJs from both of our cherished local stations, WSUM and WORT, and more:

7-8:45AM Nigel O'Shea, WORT

8:45-10:15AM Beau Devereaux, aka Samantha Glass

10:15AM-Noon - Golnar Nikpour & Yumi Lee

Noon-2PM - Carlos & Lauden, TV Dinner DJs

2-3:30PM - Joey Tucci, aka The Mascara Snake

3:30-5PM - Emili Earhart, WSUM

5-CLOSE- Zack Stafford, Om Zack

UPCOMING INDIE-ONLY VINYL EDITIONS - PRE-ORDER NOW:


March 31 - Coco Hames - S/T - opaque green vinyl with autographed poster and button



April 7 - Father John Misty - Pure Comedy - SUB POP Deluxe edition on double vinyl - aluminum and copper colored with bonus 7"



April 7 - Future Islands - The Far Field - 180 gram white vinyl



April 28 - Thurston Moore - Rock N Roll Consciousness - indie exclusive deluxe 2LP edition, limited to 1,000 copies.



May 5 - Slowdive - S/T on silver vinyl



May 5 - Afghan Whigs - In Spades on Sub Pop LOSER edition white vinyl



May 5 - At The Drive In - In*ter A*li*a - deep purple splatter vinyl



May 5 - Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog - white vinyl



May 5 - Perfume Genius - No Shape - clear vinyl



May 5 - Blondie - Pollinator - off-white vinyl



May 5 - Girlpool - Powerplant - translucent red vinyl

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 $149.
New speakers (Kantu YU2) for $174.
Vintage turntables, speakers & receivers starting at $99.
Full vintage systems including turntable, receiver & speakers, starting at $299.

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.

It has been five years since the Reid Brothers got back together, and they finally had the time to record their first album since 1998. I know what you are thinking, that most reunion albums are usually a waste of time. "Damage and Joy", however, does not follow that rubric. It is one of the band's best albums since the early nineties. The almost two decades between releases has given the brothers the time to write some of their most catchy songs. And since it has been five years since their reformation, it has also given the brothers the luxury to get this album right. I can only assume that they did not want a lackluster album stinking up their reputation as one of the best rock and roll bands of the last thirty-five years. There is also a patina of experimentation with the basic instrumentation and production. Rest assured though, that everything you loved about the Chain is present and in spades.
- Ted Talks

Scott Kannberg was one of the founders of Pavement. Spiral Stairs was his name de plume in Pavement, and he has used it in his solo career in the past and now here. Since the demise of Pavement as a recording unit in 1999, Mr. Kannberg has kept a fairly low profile. There were two Preston School of Industry albums, and a prior Spiral Stairs album in 2009. I think that this album was a sort of make or break time for him to continue as a solo artist. Maybe that proposition pushed him into making one heck of an album. "Doris and the Daggers" is full of well-crafted songs that make the statement that I am back and I am showing you the best that I can do. Musically, the starting point is obviously Pavement, but the reality is much more than a slavish imitation of his past. This album made me remember how good a talent Mr. Kannberg was and obviously still is.
- Ted Talks

This is only Ms. Crain's fifth album, and is a quantum leap over the last album in 2015, At her best, Ms. Crain is a wonderful storyteller who can define a character or emotion in a few simple lines. In the past, Ms. Crain's music usually fit in the country and folk idiom. On "You Had Me at Goodbye" she has defied musical categorization. On this album, she has utilized, string quartets, electronica, pop, jazz or any musical style or expression to complement the song's mood and emotions. She still is a wonderful lyricist and a great storyteller. She now has a really big palette of musical colors. 'You had Me at Goodbye" is without question the most adventuresome album of her short career, and also one of the best.
- Ted Talks



NEXT MUSIC TRIVIA TUESDAY, APRIL 4TH AT THE HIGH NOON SALOON:




Our next MUSIC TRIVIA at the High Noon Saloon is Tuesday, March 14. Registration starts at 5:30 with the first question from Angie and Marty at 6PM.

SELL US YOUR CDs & LPS:




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