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NEW RELEASES:

Worship the Sun - Allah-Las
Allah-Las
Worship the Sun
Picture of Nectar (LP) - Phish
Phish
Picture of Nectar (LP)
Rose Explodes - Dream Boat
Dream Boat
Rose Explodes
Alix - Generationals
Generationals
Alix
This Is My Hand - My Brightest Diamond
My Brightest Diamond
This Is My Hand
Dude Incredible - Shellac
Shellac
Dude Incredible

STAY TUNED

IN-STORE ANNOUNCEMENT: TWIN PEAKS




Chicago-based garage punkers, Twin Peaks will swing by for an in-store on September 26th at 5:30PM - SAVE THE DATE!

INDIE-EXCLUSIVE TWEEDY 7" AVAILABLE NOW:



Tweedy, the new project from Jeff Tweedy arrives first with a 7" available for purchase in the shop now. Features "Summer Noon" and "Do the Minimum," the latter being an exclusive track not available elsewhere. The 7" is $4 and comes with a $4 coupon for the full length that streets on September 23rd.

ENTER-TO-WIN AUTOGRAPHED WHITE LABEL TEST PRESSING:



Pre-order the new Tweedy release on CD or LP or pick it up on release date (September 23rd) and you will be entered to win an autographed white label Tweedy test pressing!

NEXT BLUE NOTE INDIE-EXCLUSIVE:




Wizard of the Vibes was originally released in 1952 by premiere jazz vibraphonist, Milt “Bags” Jackson. The Thelonious Monk Quintet and The Modern Jazz Quartet plus Lou Donaldson are featured on this recording. Wizard of the Vibes will be reissued in its original 10” form as part of the overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl initiative. The 3rd in the 10" reissue program, this title will be avialable on September 30th. Pre-order now.

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.

INDIE-EXCLUSIVE OASIS 7" AVAILABLE NOW:




Limited edition of the long out-of-print Oasis 7" Some Might Say (Some Might Say / Talk Tonight) is now available in the shop for $2 and comes with a $2 off coupon for the remastered repress of What’s The Story (Morning Glory) that streets September 30th.

NEXT MUSIC TRIVIA - OCTOBER 14TH:




Join us Tuesday, October 14th 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 Saloon...JOIN US!

NEW OR NOTEWORTHY THIS WEEK:

Two mind-cooling slabs of prehistoric celestial ambient from the founder of the Belgian krautrock band Brainticket. An accomplished pianist and flute player, Vandroogenbroeck's fantastical ideas made Brainticket one of the farthest out bands in the genre. These two LPs were originally released in 1980 on Coloursound, a German library label that supplied ambient music for tv and film documentaries, and its easy to imagine these sounds scoring the sight of a billowing school of fish. Using a studio full of gongs, woodwinds, strings, piano and synthesizer, Vandroogenbroeck summons luminous primeval clouds of contemplative drone, perfect for zoned-out relaxation.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
Both LPs $24.99 each

Somehow, despite being named Rolling Stone's "Album of the Year" when it was released in 1970, The Pretty Things' fifth album Parachute has fallen into the "underground classic" canon. The British band emerged from the R&B boom that brought us the Stones and The Who, and turned to psychedelia for their 1968 album SF Sorrow, which is considered the first "rock opera" ever made. On Parachute, the band retains a bit of the paisley pop of that album, but burnishes it with a harder edge reminiscent of The Kinks or Abbey Road-era Beatles. Singer Phil May was a dead ringer for Mick, but sounds closer to Macca. One of my favorite rock albums ever, with chugging, dual-guitar blues rock meeting the buttoned-up pop of the Nuggets era.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
LP $23.99

If you're having a party, you want this music to be on and on LOUD!!! Perfect for those who want to dance or just chill and bob their heads to the steady Afro-Beat. Orlando Julius has been around the block a few times and since the 1960's, has been one of the driving forces behind African centric music. Afro-Beat, Afro-Rock, Afro-Jazz, Afro-Funk, Afro-Pop, Afro-Disco and every variation you can think of (minus Afro-Death Metal) has been covered to some capacity by this man. On his latest venture, he joins forces with the multi-talented and diverse Heliocentrics who bring a super sharp sound to the recording date. If you only have a couple of Fela Kuti releases (or none at all) and are looking to expand or start your African music collection, this release is perfect for you.
- Luke/Strictly Discs
CD $14.99 / LP $23.99

They might be done for as a band (recent interviews have indicated that they'll never tour again, at least), but Aussie synth-punkers are going out in absolute top form. Typical System adds flesh to the gaunt frame of the spindly snarl of their last album, the world beating Henge Beat. I hear a handful of songwriters in the mix here; its a very diverse collection of songs. Beginning with a paranoid synthetic track "Glass", which channels early Factory tech-punk like Section 25, the album then swings into "Expensive Dog", which sounds like a souped up Swell Maps, and the later highlight, haunting track The Hunter, which sounds like The Birthday Party mixed by M83. Overall, this sounds like what you'd wish the last couple of Liars records had sounded like, if that band hadn't ended so far up their own behinds. Complete domination out of Melbourne., it'll be interesting to hear the next five bands these guys splinter into.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
LP $18.99



CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF SOME OF OUR SELECTED & NOTABLE RELEASES FOR SEPTEMBER 16TH:



ADDED VALUES (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST):

Free autograph/photo book

Free remix CD + sticker set

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

Free slipmat with any Blue Note purchase



UPCOMING NEW RELEASES & REISSUES OF NOTE - PREORDER NOW:


SEPTEMBER 16:
Allah-Lahs - Worship The Sun CD/LP
Phish - A Picture of Nectar LP
Anjou - Anjou CD/LP
Andrew Bird - Things are Really Great Here, Sort Of... LP
Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Blackstar LP reissue
Talib Kweli - Beautiful Struggle, Quality and Reflection Eternal LP reissues
Dream Boat - Rose Explodes CD/LP
Melted Toys - S/T LP
Hamish Kilgour - All Of it and Nothing CD/LP
Lee Gamble - Kuang EP
Generationals - Alix CD/LP
Lia Ices - Ices CD/LP
Metallica - And Justice For All, Kill 'em All, Ride the Lightning LP reissues
Moonface - City Wrecker EP
My Brightest Diamond This is My Hand CD/LP
Shintaro Sakamoto - Let's Dance Raw CD/LP
Shellac - Dude Incredible CD/LP
So Cow - Long Con CD/LP
Temporary: Selections from Dunedin's Pop Underground LP
This Will Destroy You - Another Language CD/LP
Vessel - Punish, Honey CD/LP

SEPTEMBER 23:
Aphex Twin - Syro CD/LP
Tweedy - Sukierae CD/LP
Leonard Cohen - Popular Problems CD/LP
Smashing Pumpkins - Adore CD/LP/Deluxe box reissue
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga - Cheek to Cheek CD
Chuck Prophet - Night Surfer CD/LP
John Mellencamp - Plain Spoken CD/LP
Louis CK - Oh My God CD/LP
Alt-J - This Is All Yours CD/LP
Bonnie Prince Billy - Singer's Grave a Sea of Tongues CD/LP
Goat - Commune CD/LP
Laetitia Sadier - Something Shines CD/LP
Joy Division - Preston 28 February 1980 LP
Sarah Silverman - We Are Miracles CD/LP
Burning Spear - Marcus Garvey LP reissue
Boris with Merzbow - Sun Baked Snow Cave LP
Gary Clark Jr. - Live CD/LP
Perfume Genius - Too Bright CD/LP
Sun Ra and His Orchestra - In The Orbit of Ra CD/LP
Hyperdub 10.3 CD
Dan'l Boone - S/T CD/LP
Lower Plenty - Life/Thrills CD/LP
Dntel - Human Voice CD
Fleetwood Mac - Mr. Wonderful, Pious Bird Of Good Omen and S/T (1968) LP reissues
Growlers - Chinese Foundation CD/LP
Kim Hiorthoy - Dogs CD/LP
Holy Sons - Fact Facer CD/LP
Marketa Irglova - Muna CD
King Tuff - Black Moon Spell CD/LP
Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler - Slant of Light
Sondre Lerche - Please CD/LP
Jerry Lee Lewis - Knox Phillips Sessions: The Unreleased Recordings CD
Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong - Savage Imagination CD/LP
Ministry - Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste LP reissue
Purling Hiss - Weirdon CD/LP
S - Cool Choices CD/LP
Whirr - Sway CD/LP

SEPTEMBER 30:
Prince - Art Official Age CD
Lucinda Williams - Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone CD/LP
Pieta Brown - Paradise Outlaw CD
Wings - At The Speed of Sound and Venus & Mars CD/LP/Deluxe reissue
JEFF the Brotherhood - Dig the Classics! LP
Tin Man - Ode CD/LP
Oasis - Whats the Story Morning Glory CD/LP reissue
Jone Takamaki Trio - Universal Mind LP reissue
Kollektion 01: Sky Records Compiled by Tim Gane CD/LP
Arkansas at 78 RPM: Corn Dodgers & Hoss Hair Pullers CD
Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche - Zubberdust! CD/LP
Christopher Owens - A New Testament CD/LP
Function & Vatican Shadow - Games Have Rules CD/LP
Call Super - Suzi Ecto CD/LP
Joan Shelley - Electric Ursa CD/LP
Sensational Saints - You Wont Believe It (Numero) LP
Montgomery Express - Montgomery Movement (Numero) LP
Rural Alberta Advantage - Mended With Gold CD/LP
Gui Boratto - Abaporu CD/LP
Gigi Masin - Talk to the Sea 2CD
Joan Bibiloni - El Sur CD
Lee Gamble - Koch CD/LP

OCTOBER 7:
Flying Lotus - You're Dead! CD/LP
Steve Gunn- Way Out Weather CD/LP
Caribou - Our Love CD/LP
Peaking Lights - Cosmic Logic CD/LP
Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? LP
Zola Jesus - Taiga CD/LP
Shakey Graves - And the War Came CD/LP
NehruvianDOOM - NehruvianDOOM CD/LP
A Winged Victory For The Sullen - Atomos CD/LP
Bass Drum of Death - Rip This CD/LP
Bonobo - North Borders Tour Live CD/LP
Iceage - Plowing Into the Field of Love CD/LP
Joey Badass - B4.Da.Ss. CD/LP
Hozier - Hozier CD/LP
SBTRKT - Wonder Where We Land CD/LP
Jackson Browne - Standing the the Breach CD/LP
Vashti Bunyan - Heartleap CD/LP
Field Report - Marigolden CD/LP
Pissed Jeans - Shallow CD/LP reissue
Can - Flow Motion, Landed and Saw Delight LP reissues
Hieroglyphic Being - The Seer of Cosmic Visions CD/LP
Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright In The End CD/LP
Tosca - Outta Here CD/LP
Ex Hex - Rips CD/LP
Dark Blue - Pure Reality CD/LP
Jesu - Conqueror LP reissue
Sinkane - Mean Love CD/LP
The Juan Maclean - In A Dream CD/LP
Belle and Sebastian - full catalog vinyl reissues
Johnny Marr - Playland CD/LP
New Orleans Soul - Original Sound of New Orleans Soul 1960-76 CD/LP
Peru Bravo - Funk, Soul & Psych from Peru's Radical Decade CD/LP
Sun Kil Moon - Benji LP
Gwo Ka - Music From Guadeloupe, West Indies 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

CASSETTE STORE DAY IS SEPTEMBER 27TH:




Alright now, cassette lovers...Cassette Store Day releases are available for pre-order, so please email angie@strictlydiscs.com with your requests. You will find the list of releases HERE.

APHEX TWIN SYRO 3LP & CD COMING SEPTEMBER 23:




You might have seen the blimp, or the mysterious graffiti in NYC, or the logo-in-jerk-sauce plate up for auction on eBay, or the oddly worded press release. All these things hinted at what many have waited over 14 years for now: a new album from the electronic music mastermind Aphex Twin, and we're here to tell you that it's true. On September 23, Syro will get a CD and vinyl release from Warp Records. The CD comes in a digipak with a foldout poster, and the vinyl will be three 140-gram LPs with a download card. To reserve your copy, call or stop in the store.

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.

UPCOMING SUB POP LOSER EDITIONS:


SEPTEMBER 23:
Goat - Commune CD/LP
King Tuff - Black Moon Spell CD/LP


WIDESPREAD PANIC'S FIRST 4 ALBUMS AVAILABLE ON VINYL, INDIE-ONLY:





limited represses of Space Wrangler and the band's self titled LP are available in the shop now.



Everyday & Ain't Life Grand, the 3rd and 4th albums by the band get their first and limited vinyl pressings. These two titles have been DELAYED, NEW STREET DATE SEPTEMBER 23RD. Preorder in the shop or by phone (608.259.1991).

OUR WEBSITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION:


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.

The first thing that you need to know is that this isn't a grunge album. Sure there are grunge bands on it, but it is so much more than that. The album is really a snapshot of a specific time in a certain city. It details the verisimilitude that gave rise to grunge and the sad aftermath when grunge was no longer "cool" That snapshot includes punk, power pop, metal, shoegaze and yes...grunge. I have not heard of the vast majority of the bands before this album, but there is a high component of gems from these unknown bands on these two discs. Since Soul Jazz curated this retrospective, there is high quality sound and the usual superb booklet that details everything Seattle. Another home run from the label. Soul Jazz hasn't really struck out on any of their reissues and retrospectives in the recent past - they are a trademark of quality!
- Ted Talks

I do wish that the movie would play here. so I could link the music with images. The film was directed by Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch and features the male and female stars from the film performing the songs from the movie. Murdoch also wrote much of the music for the soundtrack. The sound is very sixties pop, decidedly introspective and idiosyncratic and everything has a certain Belle and Sebastian flair to it. This is a charming album from what I gather is a charming movie. The plot seems to be about Glasgow kids trying to form a band while romances and mental issues sabotage the attempt.
- Ted Talks

This is the band's 5th album and their first release since the departure of bassist Carlos Dengur. And "El Pintor" is the best thing that the band has done since their 1st album. The sound on the new album is a return to that of the first album too. The sound that made them a name and gathered critical approval and very respectable sales. If you have never heard Interpol before, imagine Joy Division with a more new wave bent. This is a strong comeback album from a band that maybe a few have forgotten about.
- Ted Talks




Ron, Ryan, Angie, Ethan, Evan, Clay, Luke & Jimi