Do to the Beast - Afghan Whigs
Afghan Whigs
Do to the Beast
Love Without Fear - Dan Wilson
Dan Wilson
Love Without Fear
Tarpaper Sky - Rodney Crowell
Rodney Crowell
Tarpaper Sky
Illmatic XX - Nas
Illmatic XX
Decisions - Rush,Bobby / Blinddog Smokin
Rush,Bobby / Blinddog Smokin



Death - Death III CD/LP
Kelis - Food CD/LP
Margot & the Nuclear So and So's - Slingshot to Heaven CD/LP
The Whigs - Modern Creation CD/LP
Future - Honest CD
Thee Oh Sees - Drop CD/LP
Keb Mo - Bluesamericana CD
V/A - Farewell Transmission: The Music of Jason Molina 2CD
Fear of Men - Loom CD/LP
Heterotic - Weird Drift CD/LP
Black Prairie - Fortune CD
Ed Schrader's Music Beat - Party Jail CD/LP
Kode9 & the Spaceape - Memories of the Future 2LP
Menzingers - Rented World CD/LP
Purling Hiss - Dizzy Polizzy LP
Red Krayola - Hazel, Coconut Hotel and Singles LP reissues
TEEN - Way & Color CD/LP
Kassem Mosse - Workshop 19 2LP
Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage LP reissue
Cannonball Adderley - Somethin Else LP reissue
Ornette Coleman - At the "Golden Circle", Stockholm Vol 1 LP reissue
Dexter Gordon - Our Man In Paris LP reissue

Chad VanGaalen - Shrink Dust CD/LP
Wovenhand - Refractory Obdurate CD/LP
Wye Oak - Shriek CD/LP
Larry Heard - Alien CD/LP
Fennesz - Bécs CD/LP
Chris Robinson - Phosphorescent Harvest CD/LP
The Pearlfishers - Open Up Your Coloring Book CD/LP
Mark E - Product of Industry CD/LP
Damon Albarn - Everyday Roots CD/LP
Danny Brown - Hot Soup 2LP+7"
Ex-Cult - Midnight Passenger CD/LP
Brett Naucke - Seed LP
Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger - Midnight Sun CD/LP
My Morning Jacket - At Dawn and Tennessee Fire LP reissues
Pink Mountaintops - Get Back CD/LP
The Pixies - Indie Cindy CD/LP
Survival Knife - Loose Power CD/LP
William Tyler - Lost Colony 12"
Unrest - Malcolm X Park and Kustom Karnal Blackxploitation CD reissues

MAY 6:
Ray Lamontagne - Supernova CD/LP
Tune-Yards - Nikki-Nack CD/LP
Lily Allen - Sheezus CD
Atmosphere - Southsiders CD/LP
Badbadnotgood - III CD/LP
The Cramps - Flamejob LP reissue
Fatima Al Qadiri - Asiatisch CD/LP
Eno & Hyde - Someday World CD/2CD/2LP
Liam Finn - Nihilist 2LP+CD
Fujiya & Miyagi - Artificial Sweeteners LP+CD
Hamilton Leithauser - Black Hours CD/LP
Lykke Li - I Never Learn CD/LP
Punk 45: Vol. 3, Proto-Punk 1970-77 2LP2LP
Silkworm - Libertine 2LP+CD
Le1f - Hey EP
V/A - Bleep: 10 CD/LP

MAY 13:
Black Keys - Turn Blue CD/LP
Donato Dozzy - Dimensions EP
Choubi Choubi: Folk and Pop Sounds from Iraq Vol. 1 LP repress
Little Dragon - Nabuma Rubberband CD/LP
Chromeo - White Women CD/LP
Clientele - Suburban Light 2CD/LP w/CD
Alice Coltrane - A Monastic Trio LP reissue
Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Days of Abandon CD/LP
Mirah - Changing Light CD/LP
Hiss Tracts - Shortwave Nights CD/LP
Ned Doheny - Separate Oceans CD/LP
La Sera - Hour of the Dawn CD/LP
Kishi Bashi - Lighght CD/LP
Swans - Burning World LP reissue
Swans - To Be Kind 2CD/3LP
Watery Love - Decorative Feeding CD/LP
Guided by Voices - Cool Planet CD/LP
K. Leimer - A Period of Review CD/LP
Tobacco - Ultima II Massage CD/LP


Sub Pop LOSER Edition on WHITE VINYL - 2xLP 45RPM 180GRAM vinyl with gatefold sleeve, custom dust sleeves and 16-page booklet. Available for pre-order now (in the shop or by phone).


Sub Pop LOSER Edition features a booklet with Chad's drawings. Available for pre-order now (in the shop or by phone).


Join us Tuesday, April 22nd at the High Noon Saloon for MUSIC TRIVIA. Registration starts at 5:30 with the first question at 6PM. Two for one happy hour at the High Noon the date!


Pre-order or purchase the new Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else CD or LP (April 1 release) and be entered to win 2 tickets to their show + the opportunity to have your copy autographed by the band when they play the High Noon Saloon on Friday, May 2. All LP purchases will also receive a Cloud Nothings slipmat FREE, while supplies last.


Anyone who's peeped our used jazz CD section lately has noticed a gradual arrival of quality titles. This weekend get ready for the avalanche. We've finally finished prepping a few gargantuan collections and these new items are ready for the floor.

Lots of great small-group offerings from the 50s and 60s, with a particular emphasis on the Riverside, Blue Note and Verve labels, along with a significant cross-section of non-shmaltzy big band. Think Ellington, Lunceford and Basie instead of the Glenn Millers. As much as we love seeing a whole heap of Davis and Getz coming into the racks, this infusion is concentrated on the players we don't see represented here all that regularly. Don't miss this one. It's bound to be picked over quickly, though there's plenty to keep a whole grip of listeners satisfied.

The Blues titles are deep and strong with post war, Chicago, Delta, Piedmont, West Coast, Texas, acoustic & electric! Get them while they last. Sale runs Friday, April 25 - Sunday, April 27.


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


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.

This is the Woods' 7th album. At the beginning, the Woods' albums were low-keyed acoustic affairs, almost freak folk. The last few albums have become more "pop", at times folk-rock. "With Light and With Love" is their most pop to date. Not only is there folk-rock, there is also power pop. At the same time, there are many psychedelic elements in the songs. It seems a strange dichotomy, but it works. This album is their most happy, their most trippy and their most enjoyable.
- Ted Talks

Gordon Downie is almost a superstar in Canada. He is the lead singer in the Tragically Hip, which is one of Canada's favorite rock bands. The Sadies are also Canadian. They started out as a roots rock band, but their last couple of albums have been increasingly psychedelic. Both the Tragically Hip and the Sadies have been playing shows together for many years north of the border. Gordon and the boys from the Sadies decided to do an album together, and they have been working on it since 2007. The Sadies back Downie's wordy, introspective songs with chugging roots rock. The Sadies play a more meat and potatoes sound than they have in the past several years. The total sound owes more to the Tragically Hip side of the spectrum than to the Sadies side. Regardless of who influenced who the most, the results are impressive. I have seen both the Sadies and the Tragically Hip live, and both are dynamic and unique performers. They have certainly brought those qualities to this collaborative effort.
- Ted Talks

The second album from this indie rock super group. You may remember that the first had a take off of the Roxy Music "Country Life" cover. The band consists of two members of Cobra Verde, one member of Witch and J. Mascis on drums and guitar. Mark Lanegan and Bob Pollard make guest appearances on the album too. With a pedigree like that one would wonder what it would sound like? It is power pop of the highest order. With J. Mascis style guitar thrown over the top. There is just a hint of glam rock thrown into the mix at times. Hence the album title, though the title is a bit tongue in cheek. Obviously a power pop fan will have to pick this up, but fans of the band members' other groups should also rush to get this album too.
- Ted Talks

This is something that a lot of people have been waiting for. No fan would have thought they would ever hear a new album from the Whigs. Their last album came out in 1998, though the band did record 2 new cuts for a 2007 retrospective. These new cuts are much better than those cuts from 7 years ago. The Whigs fan wants to know how good the new one is. It seems that the band put a lot of time and effort into making this album as good as possible. I would say that some of the songs are as good as the stuff on "Congregation" and "Gentlemen." Yep, it is that good. The material is both similar and different than the classic era material. It is very dark and very dense, but sexy and slinky at the same time. It is both claustrophobic and airy at the same time. It seems to be counter intuitive that a band has made an album as good as the classic albums that they put out 20 years ago. It seems that the Afghan Whigs are one of very few who could pull it off.
- Ted Talks


Ron, Ryan, Evan, Angie, Marty, Ethan & Clay