THIS WEEK AT THE SHOP:
Happy Friday everyone. It's Strictly summertime around here this week, but it hasn't slowed down the record flow! First up, here's what's new.
A couple of big names drop new CDs this week. We have a new collection of 'stripped down versions' from Foster the People, a new studio album from LA's very own Lana Del Rey, and a surprise new album from Tyler the Creator that is making many waves.
Avey Tare, he of the Animal Collective, has an awesome new solo album out that sounds like a return to the hazy folk/electronic roots of AC. This is a much more low key affair than the past few AC records, with Eyvind Kang lending orchestrations and Susan Alcorn on pedal steel. Big recommendation here!
We also have a new album from pianist Stanton Moore playing the songs of Allen Toussaint, a new album from Chris Robinson (sans Brotherhood) and a new disc from Damian Marley.
On the vinyl front, its a busy week! We have the LP version of Bill Frisell's latest, a repress of a long out of print Ras Kass album, a new Carl Perkins compilation LP, and a much needed repress of a long lost Japanese dub album from Pecker.
On the electronic, techno and avant front, there's a lot of new stuff this week, including records from Jonny Nash and Suzanne Kraft (review below), Roland Young, Aleksi Perala, K15, Varg, Kettenkarussell, Beau Wanzer, Porn Sword Tobacco, and the 80s German ambient project Trance.
NEW OR NOTEWORTHY THIS WEEK:
USED VINYL ALERT:
Heading downstairs for this week's USED VINYL ALERT, we've got a fresh spread of wild records for you!
We lead off with the master of sunshine himself, Nine Inch Nails. We've got a whole lot of NIN for you this week. Album, remix EPs, 12" singles, rare versions, the works. If Trent's your man, you gotta come see these.
It's a great week for off the beaten track records in the psych, pop, folk and rock worlds. Rarities and obscurities abound, including several small/private press records from the Midwest, and names like Jerry Yester and Judy Henske, Kaleidoscope, Tim Buckley and many more.
Lots of sweet, sweet rock and pop this week, including nearly every Beatles studio album plus lots of Lennon and McCartney ephemera, some rare Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, a whole lot of Bob Dylan, plus Led Zeppelin, T Rex, Tom Waits, Bo Diddley, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Paul Simon, Hawkwind, David Bowie, and Lou Reed.
Plus we've got Van Der Graf Generator, Hawkwind, and a whole lot of prog. A couple classics from Brian Eno, several from Soft Machine, plus the Incredible String Band, Harry Nilsson, and Fred Neil.
Slabs of the bootleg variety come through from the Grateful Dead, the Doors, Bob Dylan, and Yes.
Still more! We have a crucial and rare lp from Scratch Acid, LPs from the Residents, Spacemen 3, King Gizzard, Social Distortion, the Dead Boys, and several Flaming Lips albums, some recent, some quite old!
It's a strong week for jazz, with big records from Oliver Nelson, Grachan Moncur, Marlena Shaw, Jaki Byard, Eddie Gale, Lester Young, Isaac Hayes, Wes Montgomery, Bill Evans, Bobby Hutcherson, Jimmy Smith, Donald Byrd, Elvin Jones, Max Roach, James Moody, Shirley Scott, Olatunji, and several essential records from Miles Davis.
We've got soul from Aretha, Wilson Pickett, Sam Cooke and Stevie Wonder. Blues from James Cotton, Howlin Wolf, Junior Wells, plus a whole bunch of very cool compilations. Reggae from Burning Spear and Jimmy Cliff, plus a slew of classic tunes on 10-inch from Clocktower.
Newer releases come in used from Beck, Madlib, Bonobo, Kurt Vile, She and Him, Animal Collective, Belle and Sebastian, Perfume Genius, Veronica Falls, Jack White, Sleigh Bells, Wavves and Waxahatchee.
We've got a bunch of far out house and techno in used, including sweet ones from Moritz von Oswald, Larry Heard, John Tejada, Scuba and Marcel Dettmann.
Wrapping up, there is of course much more to check out this week! All kinds of budget classics in the folk, rock and soul departments, plus a slew of LPs in areas like Irish traditional, country, garage, rockabilly and surf, Hawaiian tunes, Jimmy Buffett, Frank Sinatra, and, last but not least, a ton of great classical box sets! We've got it all! And yes, air conditioning!
UPCOMING INDIE-ONLY VINYL EDITIONS - PRE-ORDER NOW:
July 21 - Carl Perkins - Best of the Sun Records Sessions - cream vinyl
August 11 - Downtown Boys - Cost of Living LOSER edition on marbled gold vinyl
August 25 - Queens of the Stone Age - Villians - indie LP
August 25 - Iron and Wine - Beast Epic - Red & blue 2LP with alternate artwork, two bonus tracks from the Beast Epic recording sessions along with three home recorded demos
August 25 - War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding - 2LPs on coke bottle clear vinyl
August 25 - Cage The Elephant - Unpeeled - indie LP
NEW & VINTAGE TURNTABLES + STEREO GEAR IN STOCK:
The basement is fully stocked with new and vintage equipment:
New turntables (Stanton & 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.
NEXT MUSIC TRIVIA TUESDAY, JULY 25TH AT THE HIGH NOON SALOON:
Our next MUSIC TRIVIA at the High Noon Saloon is Tuesday, July 25th. Registration starts at 5:30 with the first question from Angie and Marty at 6PM.
SELL US YOUR CDs & LPS:
Ron, Ryan, Angie, Ethan, Evan, Marty, Luke, Matt, Michael & Ben