music
movies
games











STAY TUNED

COUNT THIS PENNY CD RELEASE IN-STORE THIS SUNDAY 4PM:




Strictly Discs faves Count This Penny return this Sunday at 4PM for an intimate acoustic FREE in-store to celebrate the release of their new CD EP, Wolves Are Sheep. Space is limited and first-come, first-served. CD will be available for purchase & signing.

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...

THIS THURSDAY AT 5PM IS THE DEADLINE FOR MODIFYING OR CREATING BLACK FRIDAY 2014 WISH LISTS.

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY:




November 29th is the 5th annual Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. And as part of their commitment to supporting small businesses, American Express is once again giving registered cardmembers a statement credit when they Shop Small on Small Business Saturday! Enrollment for the American Express $30 Statement Credit Cardmember Offer (3 seperate $10 credits) is now open and is limited; click here to register!

NEW OR NOTEWORTHY THIS WEEK:

A sick-sweet collection of banjo tunes from Nathan Bowles, part of the Pelt/Steve Gunn/Black Twig galaxy, from which we've heard many classic records this year already. Bowles plays like a sinner cast into a holler and ordered to play for his redemption, pickin' up a cosmic duststorm of pointillist wonderment. With a style that tips a hat to originators like Dock Boggs and Roscoe Holcomb while alluding to the flickering minimalist tone-strobe of Tony Conrad and LaMonte Young, Bowles evokes a continuum spanning the pre-Columbian wilds of the mid-Atlantic basin to modern day Virginia. Tom Carter, unsung legend of the American free guitar underground, turns up to jam on two tracks. Pure, joyous artistry on display here, on another hit from Paradise of Bachelors.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
CD $12.99 / LP $18.99

I eagerly await each new record from Loscil, the project of Vancouver's Scott Morgan, and one of the most reliable artists in the vast Kranky stable. Loscil makes evocative, thrumming ambient music of Rileyan polyphonies, interchanging warm synthetic pulses with Rhodes and vibraphone. On Sea Island, Morgan continues his efforts to synthesize the vastness of a cloud layer with the invisible depths of the dark ocean. Guest musicians provide violin, piano, and even vocals, this time around, providing a stark reminder of man's lonely relationship to these massive forces. Starkly peaceful and comforting sounds abound here.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
CD $12.99 / LP $19.99

Sylvie Simmons, best known as an uber-accomplished music critic and author, releases her debut album on Light In The Attic records, produced and backed by Giant Sand’s Howe Gelb. This album of freshly recorded songs sounds timeless as Simmons, accompanied by her ukulele, sings fragile and simultaneously fearless songs of love and loss. “The main constant in my life, aside from escape, has been music,” Sylvie says, “writing about it in public and playing it in secret, until now.” The resulting album is mesmerizing and utterly charming.
- Angie, Strictly Discs
CD $14.99 / LP $21.99

Much more than a basic "greatest hits" collection, this set of Robert Wyatt songs aims far higher, as befits an artist in such rarefied air. Wyatt was one of the founding members of Soft Machine, the jazz-rock collective that defined the Canterbury Sound and wrote the template for prog and art-pop for decades to come. Wyatt's voice sounds like no other, a sort of bent clarinet with the ability to convey fragility, humor, and solemn grace. The first disc of this set moves through Soft Machine's classic opus "Moon in June", to a handful of Matching Mole songs (Wyatt's group after his falling out with the Softs), to several classics from his stellar run of solo 70s albums, which meandered confidently between jazz, pop and piano blues. The second disc collects several of Wyatt's many collaborations and covers, which naturally run the gamut from Phil Manzanera, Nick Mason and Michael Mantler, to Hot Chip, Bjork and John Cage. A vibrant and wondrously diverse trip through a singular artist's discography, which would take you several days on end to listen to in its entirety.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
2CD $14.99



GRATEFUL DEAD TWO FROM THE VAULT LP COMING 12/9:


The second in the trilogy of From The Vault releases by the Grateful Dead pressed on vinyl for the first time. These releases are distinguished from the more abundant Dick's Picks series in that Dick's Picks are direct from the soundboard recordings, while the From The Vault series were professionally recorded on multi-track tape and then mixed down (decades) later for release. Recorded live at the Shrine Auditorium (Los Angeles) in 1968 and freshly remastered in 2014. 4LP boxset coming December 9th.

PRE-ORDER NOW:



DAMIEN RICE TEST PRESSING GIVE AWAY:



Pick up the new Damien Rice CD or LP in-store or online and you will be entered to win a test pressing of the new album!

ORDER IT HERE:



CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF SOME OF OUR SELECTED & NOTABLE RELEASES FOR NOVEMBER 17TH:



ADDED VALUES (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST):

Free poster featuring all 3 covers

Tshirt, poster, lithograph, lanyard, pin set, printed paper LP bag

Tshirt, poster, lithograph, lanyard, pin set, printed paper LP bag

Free slipmat with any Blue Note purchase



UPCOMING NEW RELEASES & REISSUES OF NOTE - PREORDER NOW:


NOVEMBER 18:
TV On The Radio - Seeds CD/LP
Wilco - Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994-2014 2CD/4LP
Wilco - What's Your 20: Essential Tracks 1994-2014 2CD
David Bowie - Nothing Has Changed CD/LP/Deluxe
Death Cab for Cutie - Photo Album, Something About Airplanes, We Have The Facts LP reissues
Brian Eno - Drop, Neroli, Nerve Net, Shutov Assembly CD/LP reissues
Old 97's - Hitchhike to Rhome CD/LP
Ty Segall - Singles 2 CD/LP
Too Short - Born To Mack LP reissue
Bryan Ferry - Avonmore CD/LP
Manchester Orchestra - Hope CD
Robert Wyatt - Different Every Time CD/LP
V/A - 90 Degrees of Shade CD/LP
Belly - Star LP reissue
Nathan Bowles - Nansemond CD/LP
Bratmobile - Pottymouth LP reissue
Burial Hex - Hierophant CD
Buzzcocks - The Way CD/LP
Fugazi - First Demo CD/LP
Eiko Ishibashi - Car & Freezer LP
Loscil - Sea Island CD/LP
Machinedrum - Vapor City Archives CD/LP
Ya Ho Wa 13 - Savage Sons of Yahowa LP
Emerald Web - Whispered Visions LP
18+ - Trust CD/LP
Daniela Casa - Sovrapposizione Di Immagini LP

NOVEMBER 25:
Big Star - Keep An Eye On The Sky 4CD
Bob Dylan & The Band - Basement Tapes Raw 3LP
Postal Service - Give Up standard LP reissue
Prince - Art Official Age and Plectumelectrum LPs
Rancid - Let's Go LP reissue
Andy Stott - Faith in Strangers CD/LP
Beyonce - Beyonce CD
Ornette Coleman - New York is Now LP reissue
Lee Morgan - Sidewinder LP reissue
Clifford Brown - Memorial Album LP reissue
Robin Williamson - Trusting in the Rising Light CD
Cursive - The Ugly Organ CD/LP reissue
Sun Kil Moon - Third & Seneca 10"
Mark Kozelek - Sings Christmas Carols LP
V/A - Travelling Archive (Sublime Frequencies) LP
Jon Hassell/Brian Eno - Fourth World Music CD/LP reissue
Mandre - Mandre CD reissue
Rick Ross - Hood Billionaire CD/LP
V/A - A Distant Invitation: Street & Ceremonial Recordings (Sublime Frequencies) LP
JD Emmanuel - Echoes From Ancient Caves LP
Conrad Schnitzler - Grun and Gelb CD reissues
Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet LP reissue
Mike McCready - Film Music 10"
Cecil Taylor - Jazz Advance and Looking Ahead LP reissues
Billie Holiday - Lady Sings the Blues LP
V/A - Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds 78-82 LP/CD
Greg Foat Group - Live at the Playboy Club, London CD/LP
Population One - Theater of A Confused Mind CD/LP
David Holmes - '71 Soundtrack CD
V/A - The Afrosound of Colombia Vol. 2 CD/LP
John Gibbs - Steel Funk CD/LP reissue
Nick Cave & Bad Seeds - Boatman's Call, Let Love In, Murder Ballads
Michael Chapman - Polar Bear CD/LP
Connan Mockasin - Forever Dolphin Love LP reissue
Steve Earle - I Feel Alright and Train A Comin' LP reissues
Electric Eels - Die Electric Eels LP reissue
Faust - Just Us CD/LP
Flake Music - When You Land Here, It's Time To Return CD/LP
Ariel Kalma - Open Like a Flute LP
V/A - Native North American Vol. 1: Aboriginal Folk, Rock & Country 1966-1985 CD/LP
Pip Proud - A Bird in the Engine, Adreneline & Richard LP reissues
Raspberry Bulbs - Privacy LP
Search Party - Montgomery Chapel LP reissue
Secret Pyramid - Silent March CD/LP

DECEMBER 2:
Wu-Tang Clan - A Better Tomorrow CD
Jordan De La Sierra - Gymnosphere: Song of the Rose CD/LP
Mac DeMarco - Demos Volume 1 CD
Willie Nelson - December Day: Willies Stash 1 CD
AC/DC - Rock or Bust CD/LP
She & Him - Classics CD
Blue Valentine Sdtk LP
Yo La Tengo - Extra Painful CD/LP
Pixies - Doolittle 25: B-Sides, Peel Sessions and Demos CD/LP
Destroyer - Your Blues LP reissue
Flaming Lips - Imagene Peise - Atlas Eets Christmas CD
Ariel Kalma - An Evolutionary Music (Original Recordings: 1972-1979) CD/LP
Lord Raja - A Constant Moth CD/LP
Muddy Waters - King Bee and Live LP reissues
Rob Mazurek - Alternate Moon Cycles CD/LP
Mr. Mitch - Parallel Memories CD/LP
Owen - Other People's Songs CD/LP
Parquet Courts - Content Nausea CD/LP
Smoky Babe - Way Back In The Country Blues LP
Songs:Ohia - Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Reissue) CD/LP
M. Ward - Transistor Radio LP reissue

DECEMBER 9:
She & Him - Classics LP
Verckys & Orchestre Reve - Congolese Funk (Analog Africa) CD/LP
Conrad Schnitzler - Gelb and Grun LP reissues
Juju & Jordash - Clean Cut CD/LP
V/A - Jukebox Mambo Vol. 2: Afro-Latin Accents CD/LP
Robert Hood - M-Print: 20 Years of M-Plant Music 3CD
Drexciya - Harnessed the Storm CD/LP reissue
Beatles 1, 1962-1966, 1967-1970, Love LP reissues
V/A - Beck Song Reader LP
Ghostface Killah - Pretty Toney Album LP
Nots - We Are Nots LP
Otis Redding - Dock of the Bay (Mono) LP reissue
Smashing Pumpkins - Monuments to an Elegy CD/LP
Spiritualized - Amazing Grace and Songs in A&E LP reissues
V/A - When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly & Raw Black Gospel 3CD/3LP

ENTER-TO-WIN:

We've got two tickets to give away for the New Medicine show at The Frequency on December 3rd. Email contests@strictlydiscs.com to be entered.


NEXT MUSIC TRIVIA DECEMBER 16TH:




Save the date - our next MUSIC TRIVIA at the High Noon Saloon will be Tuesday, December 16th. Registration starts at 5:30 with the first question at 6PM. Two for one happy hour at the High Noon Saloon...JOIN US for our holiday edition!

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.

"Greetings From Asbury Park N.J," The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle," "Born to Run," "Darkness on the Edge of Town," "The River," "Nebraska" and "Born In the USA" are included in this box set. All are newly remastered, even the 2 albums that had been remastered before. Five of the albums have never been sonically touched before. These 7 albums are the indisputable bedrock of Springsteen's work - this is the canon that built his career. The remastering is astounding. Simply phenomenal. In the quiet passages, you can hear an individual key or string being hit. It sounds like you are in the recording studio, right beside the instruments. Obviously a lot of work went into bringing the music to the forefront. The attention to detail brings out a warmth and clarity that must have been present in the studio but never made it to the vinyl or disc. It seems redundant that any hardcore Bruce fan will have to have this. Of course any music fan will have to think about getting this too. This box comes in both a vinyl and cd version.
- Ted Talks

This box set includes the albums "Lick My Decals Off Baby," "The Spotlight Kid" and "Clear Spot." Also in the package is an extra disc of outtakes from that time period. It is interesting that this is the first legitimate release of "Decals" on cd since 1989. Of course, all are remastered too. If you are familiar with the Captain then you know what to expect. The structured insanity of "Decals" is followed by the more accessible blues of the "Spotlight" and "Clear Spot" albums. Of course an accessible blues album from the Captain would naturally be an album of extremely idiosyncratic blues. The Captain's blues do fit in the great scheme of blues though. These albums are the aftermath of the explosion of creativity and genius following 1969's bizarro masterpiece "Trout Mask Replica." The "Decals" album is in the same vein as "Trout Mask" but with longer cuts and a tiny modicum of normalcy. This album is an essential purchase for any Beefheart fan, but an adventurous blues fan might find the two blues albums extremely compelling.
- Ted Talks




Ron, Ryan, Angie, Ethan, Evan, Luke, Jimi, Zack & Matthew