THIS WEEK AT THE SHOP:
Happy Friday music fans. We've got a lot of new music for you this week as we prepare to resume the winter stuff. Lets get it started!
If you need a little more David Bowie, we have the EP of last recordings left off of Blackstar, titled No Plan.
New folk, blues and country from Steve Forbert, Ralph Stanley, Scott Biram, Dan Hicks, Otis Taylor and Little Big Town.
The always reliable Old 97's have a new record in the house called Graveyard Whistling.
Versatile folk/soul crooner Rhiannon Giddens is back with a new album called Freedom Highway.
American indie rock innovators, The Feelies, are still showing us how it's done, and have brought us a new record called In Between.
Art-pop auteurs the Dirty Projectors are back with a new album full of left turns, plus new records from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, All Them Witches, Los Campesinos, Xiu Xiu, Entrance, King Gizzard, and Alasdair Roberts.
We have a new record from semi-supergroup Crystal Fairy, featuring members of the Melvins, At the Drive In and Le Butcherettes.
Speaking of the Melvins, the Kiss-themed solo LPs from the band's three members are back in print on LP for the first time since 1992.
Psychedelic folk kingpin Six Organs of Admittance returns to his classic form on a new record called Burning the Threshold.
New jazz comes in from Ingrid & Christine Jensen, Julian Lage, Cedar Walton and Jose James.
A new double CD set collects some killer early 70s Lou Reed solo sets.
The Scissor Tail label brings us a very cool double disc set of contemporary guitar folkies paying tribute to guitar innovator Bruce Langhorne.
James Cargill of Broadcast brings us a stunning new LP from his new project, Children of Alice.
Kingdom, CEO of forward-thinking UK club label Fade to Mind, finally brings us a new full length album and its full of icy, thumping R&B.
Earthen Sea makes his Kranky debut with an incredibly immersive album of dub techno.
More new electronic releases from De Bons En Pierre, Justin Carter, Turinn, Edward, Will Guthrie, Pan Daijing and, to one lucky customer, a single copy of the legendary Gas box set. And that's not all...
USED VINYL ALERT:
We've also loaded up the used CD racks upstairs with a fresh shot of rare treats. Just added: lots of classic rock CDs including many live and 'demo recordings' type import CDs, and over 30 discs of live Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia solo recordings, including many out of print Dick's Picks.
Heading downstairs for the USED VINYL ALERT, we've got some stunners for you to see. In addition to several hundred more fresh LPs added to the bargain bin, there's plenty of fun to be had in the rock, jazz, soul, psych and international realms.
We kick things off with nearly a complete run of the first 8 Black Sabbath LPs, all in great shape. We've got the most coveted Neil Young LPs, and a couple of boots we've never seen before. This week brings plenty of Beatles albums, from classic 70s pressings, to strange compilations, to a couple of bootlegs for the bigtime collectors.
More rock, folk and psych comes from the Allman Brothers, Alice Cooper, King Crimson, Flying Burrito Bros, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Grateful Dead, the Kinks, Pink Floyd, the Who, the Zombies, Van Morrison, the Left Banke, the Seeds, the Critters, the Stranglers, the Dave Clark 5, Fleetwood Mac, Simon and Garfunkel, Fleetwood Mac, Frank Zappa, Free and the Doors. We've also got some rarer ones from Porno for Pyros, Buckingham/Nicks and the Status Quo!
The jazz runs the full gamut this week, from big band and swing to Herbie Hancock and Weather Report. Check out nice ones from Hugh Masekela, Bix Beiderbecke, Wes Montgomery, Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, Buddy Rich, Willis Jackson, Joe Williams, Tony Bennett, Miriam Makeba, and Ella Fitzgerald.
Some mighty fine country in the new arrivals bin this week, pilgrim. Set your eyes on Marty Robbins, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Hoyt Axton, Kris Kristofferson, Bobby Gentry, Hank Williams Jr., Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard!
Plenty of great soul and early R&B hits the bins this week, including Booker T, Wilson Pickett, the Four Tops, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, the Impressions, the Crystals, the Chi Lites, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, Isaac Hayes, and Martha and the Vandellas.
In addition to about 30 more new LP marked down to the sale bin, we have some other more recent releases (all barely played!) from Los Campesinos, the Chromatics, Speedy Ortiz, Sufjan Stevens, Swearin, Mt Eerie, Portishead, White Stripes, the Oh Sees, Radiohead, Shannon and the Clams, the Men, Meercaz, Of Montreal, Yo La Tengo and Thom Yorke!
Our international section gets a much needed shot of juice. Affordable, beautiful, good for you records from areas like Mexico, Norway, Eastern Europe, Brazil, Israel, South Africa, and plenty of spots in between.
We wrap up with a solid number of soundtracks (Grease, El Topo, Easy Rider, Rocky, 2001, the Good the Bad and the Ugly, and many many more!
We round out this week's freshening up with a nice array of novelty records (need to polish up your bird calls, or deliver a baby?), children's records, and some classic exotica LPs.
Rain, shine or snow, we'll be here at SD waiting for you!
DINOSAUR JR AT THE MAJESTIC MARCH 17TH:
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.
NEW OR NOTEWORTHY THIS WEEK:
UPCOMING INDIE-ONLY VINYL EDITIONS - PRE-ORDER NOW:
February 24 - Pissed Jeans - Why Love Now - SUB POP LOSER Edition on lavendar vinyl
February 24 - All Them Witches - Sleeping Through The War - INDIE version is expanded double LP
March 3 - Minus The Bear - Voids - splatter/colored vinyl
March 10 - Soundgarden - Ultramega OK Expanded Reissue with SUB POP LOSER Edition on blue/maroon vinyl
March 10 - Greg Graffin - Millport - limited to 1000 on TBD colored vinyl
March 17 - Spoon - Hot Thoughts on red vinyl
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 coppe colored with bonus 7"
Reissues of the long out of print Melvins solo albums coming February 24th - $15.99 each and available for pre-order now.
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 $199.
New speakers (Kantu YU2) for $174.
Vintage turntables, speakers & receivers starting at $99.
Full vintage systems including turntable, receiver & speakers, starting at $299.
TOPS AT THE SHOP - STAFF TOP 10s:
After weeks of weighing options in what was an incredibly fruitful year for music, both new and newly available, each staff member at Strictly Discs has compiled their top ten list for 2016. Take a look at the lists here and posted on the boards in the store for a thorough look at our year in music. Just about every title is in store on CD, LP or both formats, and all come highly recommended.
NEXT MUSIC TRIVIA TUESDAY, MARCH 14TH 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 at 6PM (save the Date for April 4th too).
SELL US YOUR CDs & LPS:
OUR WEBSITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION:
We are working on some updates, if you encounter issues or need assistance, please email email@example.com or phone the shop at 608.259.1991.
Ron, Ryan, Angie, Ethan, Evan, Marty, Luke, Justin, Matt, Michael & Ben