• Holiday Groove 2017

    2017 Holiday Groove Tracklisting:

    1. Booker T & The MGs - Jingle Bells

    2. My Teenage Stride - King of the Holidays

    3. The Continentals (feat. Wanda Jackson) - Merry Christmas Baby

    4. Death Cab For Cutie - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

    5. US Girls - Blue Christmas

    6. Grandaddy - Alan Parsons In A Winter Wonderland

    7. The 'Mericans - Little Drummer Boy

    8. John Prine - Silent Night All Long Day

    9. Advance Base - Christmas in Dearborn

    10. Fats Domino - I Told Santa Claus

    11. Lake Street Dive - I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas

    12. Glen Campbell - Blue Christmas

    13. Mary Gauthier - Christmas In Paradise

    14. Edith Frost with James Dering - In The Bleak Midwinter

    15. Mac McCaughan - Happy New Year (Prince Can't Die Again)

    16. Steve Earle - Christmas In Washington

    17. Slow Club - Silent Night

    18. The Hotel Cafe Medley - Auld Lang Syne

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  • 2017 STAFF TOP TEN

    2017 STAFF TOP TEN

    Here are our Top Picks for 2017

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  • CUSTOMER TOP 10S OF 2017

    We've shown you our lists, so we we want to hear from you! Send your own list (anything musical: albums, live performances, reissues, rediscoveries) to Evan at evan@strictlydiscs.com and we will start compiling them in the weekly email.

    Steve Sabatke
    1. White Knight - Todd Rundgren
    2. Dark Matter - Randy Newman
    3. Bidin' My Time - Chris Hillman
    4. Triplicate - Bob Dylan
    5. The Laughing Apple - Yusuf/Cat Stevens
    6. Novum - Procol Harum
    7. Adios - Glen Campbell
    8. Chuck - Chuck Berry
    9. The Knowledge - Squeeze
    10. Everybody Knows - Stills/Collins

    Marty Schumacher
    1. Pallbearer - Heartless - Proggy Doom Metal
    2. Venenum - Trance of Death - Proggy Death Metal
    3. Archspire - Relentless Mutation - Tech Death inspired by Tech N9ne
    4. Akercocke - Renaissance in Extremis - Proggy Blackened Death
    5. Mutoid Man - War Moans - Stoner Rock related to Converge
    6. Unleash the Archers - Apex - Power Metal
    7. Lör - In Forgotten Sleep - Power Folk Metal
    8. Expander - Endless Computer - Sci-fi crossover produced by Converge
    9. Brand New - Science Fiction
    10. Caligula's Horse - In Contact - light prog metal

    Eric Rosenberg
    Maya Jane Coles, Take Flight
    Steffi, World of the Waking State
    Ikonika, Distractions
    Laurel Halo, Dust
    Kelela, Take Me Apart
    Jlin, Black Origami
    Nadine Shah, Holiday Destination
    Colleen, A Flame My Love, A Frequency
    Steffi, Fabric 94
    Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, The Kid

    Matt Strandt
    Ahmad Jamal - Awakening reissue
    Photographs of Charles Duvelle book/CD on Sublime Frequencies
    Midori Takada - Through the Looking Glass
    The Gamelan of the Walking Warriors - Gamelan Beleganjur and the Music of the Ngaben Funerary Ritual in Bali
    House & Land - S/T
    Jon Mueller - dHrAaNwDn
    Maalem Mahmoud Gania - Colours of the Night
    Sarah Davachi - All My Circles Run
    Kelly Moran - Bloodroot
    Morteza Hannaneh - Tchashm-e-del
    Metqal Qinawi - S/T
    So Percussion & Steve Reich - Drumming Live
    Eli Keszler - Last Signs of Speed

    Aaron Granat
    1) Bjork - Utopia
    2) Rabit - Les Fleurs Du Mal
    3) Chino Amobi - Paradiso
    4) Gas - Narkopop
    5) Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement - Ambient Black Magic
    6) Satoshi & Makoto - CZ-5000 Sounds and Sequences
    7) Various - Mono No Aware (PAN)
    8) Visible Cloaks - Reassemblage
    9) Call Super - Arpo
    10) DJ Sports - Modern Species

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  • NEW THIS WEEK AT THE SHOP:

    NEW THIS WEEK AT THE SHOP:
    Hey there, Strictly Discs mailing list buddies! We have a huge selection of fresh arrivals and incoming used vinyl for you to check out this weekend, as we head perilously close to the pinnacle of the holiday season! Let's get into it.
     
    It's Taylor Swift's world and we just live in it, or so I'm led to gather. We now have copies of her latest blockbuster, 'Reputation', in the house on vinyl, and this ones a picture disc, packaged inside a standard sleeve with the regular cover art. What's it a picture of? We don't know, but a picture of Taylor would be my guess. This one's on everyone within a certain age demographic's list this year, so be quick. I didn't even say 'be swift', not bad.
     
    The week before Xmas is usually a big release date for hip-hop blockbusters, and 2017 doesn't disappoint in the slightest. We have new discs from Eminem, Jeezy, G-Eazy (not to be confused with Jeezy), Young RJ of Slum Village, DVSN, Nav and Metro Boomin's epic 'Perfect Timing', and a long overdue album from N.E.R.D.
     
    Vinyl reissues this week include The Offspring's 'Ixnay on the Hombre', a pair from The Killers, 'Day and Age' and 'Sam's Town', Current 93's genre-defining neofolk album 'Thunder Perfect Mind', and an LP reissue of one of the finest jazz recordings EVER made, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane live at Carnegie Hall.
     
    Couple excellent LP box sets in the house, including one from Otis Redding, and a Fela Kuti collection curated by Erykah Badu.
    Daphni's killer new album 'Joli Mai' is now in the house on vinyl, and a couple other titans of the techno game drop surprise albums on us: Zomby has a new one on Modern Love, and Errorsmith brings a major crusher out on PAN.
     
    Japanese jazz-electronica arranger Yasuaki Shimizu took the wide-open playbook of the Yellow Magic Orchestra and ran wild with it in the 80s, recording a handful of albums that are just starting to find their way back in print and to a larger audience now. We've already been big fans of his 1983 album as Mariah, 'Utakata No Hibi', and 1987's 'Music For Commercials' (still in stock!), but 1982's 'Kakashi' is considered a high point of his early career. Shimizu has an uncanny ability to channel a whole lot of musical styles (folk, pop, electro, jazz, I even hear some klezmer on one of the tracks here) through a strange and alluring filter that is singularly his, rhythmic, light, and full of a graceful force. Pick up this wonder on CD or LP while you can, and be glad you did.
     
    A couple years back, the Edinburgh-based label Firecracker reissued an out of print cassette by the Vancouver producer Lnrdcroy (pronounced like Leonard Nimoy) in a beautiful vinyl package, which also disappeared instantly. Praise the gods, for they have made more! 'Much Less Normal' still ranks as one of the best chilled, trippy bedroom house albums released this century, with nods to Larry Heard and Boards of Canada, and housed in the typically mindblowing Firecracker screenprinted artwork.
     
    Tragically Hip frontman and Canadian folk hero Gord Downie left this earth this year, and the Arts and Crafts label has collected his final unreleased recordings, which we now have in the house on vinyl.
     
    We've got copies of the AMAZING new album from Dego and Kaidi, a pair of UK soulful house producers who have been hard at it for decades. 'A So We Gwarn' is a life-affirming opus of vibration. Probably would have made a top ten list or two around here if it didnt arrive until yesterday.
     
    New electronic EPs and LPs are in from a slew of names, including Model 500, Theo Parrish, DJ Richard, Palta & Ti, Mark Barrott, Damiano Von Erckert, Jamal Moss, Pink Lunch, Pender Street Steppers, Roza Terenzi, Molinaro, Ramzi, Legowelt, Conga Square, and Florian Kupfer, plus we've got the latest Fabriclive mix from DVS1.
     
    New international and esoteric compilations abound, including guitar from rural Kenya, Les Filles de Illighadad from the Sahel, a sweet compilation of Citypop from 1980s Japan, Tarawangsawelas, a trad/electronic unit from Java, N.S.R.D., futurist synthpop from Latvia, a fourth volume in the Africa Airways funk series, Junior Mendes, an amazing boogie funk LP from 1982 Brazil, a new Analog Africa release from Hamad Kalkaba, and a reissue of an amazing classical/ambient LP from the Italian Roberto Mazza.
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  • USED VINYL ALERT

    Heading on down for this week's USED VINYL ALERT, we have made every preparation to satisfy the collector heads and vinyl newcomers on your shopping list (if that person is still just you, read on, the following applies to you as well!). The new arrivals this week are chock-full of rare pressings, unique "underground" titles, and clean copies of classics in a whole host of genres.
     
    Pink Floyd show up the most often this week. We've got nice copies of nearly every LP, plus a nice chunk of bootleg and live recordings, alternate pressings, and a couple of solo Syd Barrett albums! Same goes for the Beatles: UK pressings, mono pressings, 70s pressings, bootlegs, live, compilations, solo stuff. It's literally all here! Well, not literally, I guess.
     
    More essential classics this week come from Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, the Band, Bob Dylan WITH the Band, the Kinks, Kiss, Tom Petty, Queen, Richard and Linda Thompson, Nick Drake, Tom Waits, the Velvet Underground, T.Rex, and a whole lot of Neil Young!
     
    But that's not all: check out LPs from Roy Orbison, Journey, Yes, Sly Stone, Paul Simon, the Eagles, ELO, ELP, the Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Steve Miller, Blue Cheer, Iggy Pop, the Talking Heads, the Style Council, Sparks, Tom Tom Club, Eno and Byrne, U2, Blondie, Dust (!!), Major Arcana, the Replacements, Patti Smith, Def Leppard and the Clash!
     
    The jazz is mighty fine this week: check out titles by Archie Shepp, Hank Mobley, John Spider Martin, Dave Brubeck, Donald Byrd, Nina Simone, Larry Coryell, and Miles Davis, including a pristine copy of 'Bitches Brew'! That's the one you want!
     
    Crooners are in the house, including a handful from Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Harry Belafonte, and Julie London.
     
    Party starters are here from Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna, Dee-lite, David Bowie, and Grandmaster Flash.
     
    Lots of great newer releases are in the house from artists like Placebo, Andrew Bird, John Frusciante, Green Day, Deerhoof, Disappears, Will Oldham, Oh Sees, Robert Pollard and Guided by Voices, Girls, Wilco, Julia Holter, Courtney Barnett, How to Destroy Angels, Beach House, and Pearl Jam.
     
    Wrapping it up, we've got a nice spread of folk, blues and soul from names like Johnny Cash, John Hartford, Leo Kottke, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Brownie McGhee, Son House, Leadbelly, Jimmy McCracklin, Jimmy Castor, Jimmy McGriff, Etta James, and a big one from The Meters!

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  • NEXT MUSIC TRIVIA TUESDAY JANUARY 9TH:

    NEXT MUSIC TRIVIA TUESDAY JANUARY 9TH:

    Our next MUSIC TRIVIA at the High Noon Saloon is Tuesday, Janurary 9th. Registration starts at 5:30 with the first question from Angie and Marty at 6PM. Save the date for February 6, 2018.

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  • NEW & VINTAGE TURNTABLES + STEREO GEAR IN STOCK

    The basement is fully stocked with new and vintage equipment:

    New turntables (Pro-Ject Debut Carbon) & New speakers (Kantu YU2)
    Vintage turntables, speakers & receivers starting at $99.
    Full vintage systems including turntable, receiver & speakers, starting at $299.

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  • UPCOMING INDIE-ONLY VINYL EDITIONS - PRE-ORDER NOW

    UPCOMING INDIE-ONLY VINYL EDITIONS - PRE-ORDER NOW

    February 16 - Superchunk - What A Time To Be Alive - pink and clear swirl vinyl and a large fold-out autographed poster

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  • New Release Round-Up 12-15-17

     

    New Releases 15-December-2017



    Eminem - Revival - Aftermath
    Eminem returns with his highly anticipated ninth album Revival. Production was handled by various record producers, including Rick Rubin, Skylar Grey, Eminem himself, and executive producer Dr. Dre. The album features guest appearances from artists Beyoncé, Phresher, Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, X Ambassadors, Grey, Kehlani, and Pink.

    N.E.R.D. - NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES - Sony
    NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES is the new album from N.E.R.D. , and their first album since 2010. This album includes the hit single “Lemon” (featuring Rihanna). Other guest artists include Kendrick Lamar, Future, Andre’ 3000, M.I.A., Gucci Mane, and Ed Sheeran.

    New Order - NOMC15 - Mute U.S.
    New Order release their new live album, NOMC15, recorded at Brixton Academy in 2015 following the release of their most recent studio LP (and Mute debut) "Music Complete". It features a set consisting of tracks from the new album, as well as cuts from their back catalog and songs by Joy Division.

    Jim James - Tribute To 2 [RSD Vinyl Club Edition Gold LP] - ATO Records
    “My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James returns with Tribute To 2, a collection of cover songs that reverberate with hope and blur the boundaries of time and genre.  James interprets songs made famous by a wide variety of artists including songs from The Beach Boys, Sonny and Cher, Dianne Izzo, Ray Noble and Al Bowlly, Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Abey Lincoln. Record Store Day Vinyl Club edition will come on gold colored vinyl and is exclusive to indie record stores”

    Nav And Metro Boomin - Perfect Timing

    Nav And Metro Boomin - Perfect TimingNav And Metro Boomin - Perfect TimingNav And Metro Boomin - Perfect Timing - XO Records
    Nav, named one of Rolling Stone's '10 New Artists You Need To Know,' & Metro Boomin, one of the industry's most famous producers, to release mixtape Perfect Timing. The project includes guest features including: Gucci Mane, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Offset, Playboi Carti & Belly. Metro won BET's Producer Of The Year for the second consecutive year & has worked alongside some of the biggest names in hip-hop including: Drake, Big Sean, Migos, Future, Post Malone, Playboi Carti, Offset, Lil Uzi Vert & 21 Savage. NAV has also toured as main support for The Weeknd.

    Video Available 



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    Doctor Ross - Memphis Breakdown

    Doctor Ross - Memphis BreakdownDoctor Ross - Memphis Breakdown - ORG Music
    Doctor Ross, also known as "Doctor Ross the Harmonica Boss", made his reputation as a bluesman in Memphis before moving to Michigan. During the early '50s, Ross recorded his first sides, including "Chicago Breakdown”, with Sam Phillips at Sun Records. This compilation, Memphis Breakdown, compiles the best of those early Memphis sessions all in one place, remastered for vinyl.

    Early Listen Available 

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Linkin Park - One More Light Live
    Asking Alexandria - Asking Alexandria
    Gord Downie - Introduce Yerself
    Taylor Swift - reputation [2LP Picture Disc Vinyl]
    Boosie Badazz - Boopac
    G-Eazy - The Beautiful & Damned
    The Beatles - The Christmas Records [Limited Edition 7in Box Set]
    Crazy Heart [Soundtrack 2LP]
    Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things 2
    Stranger Things: Music from the Netflix Original Series [2LP]
    Sir Rosevelt - Sir Rosevelt
    John Williams - Star Wars: The Last Jedi [Soundtrack]
    Bright: The Album
    Sia - Everyday Is Christmas [LP]
    Otis Redding - The Definitive Studio Album Collection [7LP]
    Majid Jordan - The Space Between
    Fela Kuti - Vinyl Box Set 4 Compiled By Erykah Badu [LP Box Set]




    & More .....

    Pop Etc - Routine [Vinyl Single]
    Maurice Smith - Can't Fight The Feeling [Vinyl Single]
    Hans Chew - Open Sea EP [Vinyl]
    Nolan Porter - Go-Go-Go [Vinyl Single]
    Buffalo Tom - All Be Gone
    Awolnation - Miracle Man
    Poppy Ackroyd - Paper
    The Go Ahead - In Harms Way EP






     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Big Sean And Metro Boomin - Double Or Nothing

    Big Sean And Metro Boomin - Double Or NothingBig Sean & Metro Boomin - Double Or Nothing - G.O.O.D Music
    Big Sean & Metro Boomin release new joint project Double Or Nothing on CD on 12/22/17 via G.O.O.D Music/Def Jam Recordings/Boominati Worldwide/Republic Records. Not only are both Sean Don and Metro present on every one of the project's 10 songs, but other heavy hitters such as Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, 21 Savage -- whom Metro Boomin teamed up with in 2016 for joint mixtape Savage Mode​ -- and Young Thug are also featured.
     




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    For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

     

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Music Releases 12-15-17

Artist Title Price
Eminem Revival New CD: $13.99
N.E.R.D. NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES New CD: $10.99
New Order NOMC15 [LP] New Vinyl: $34.98
Jim James Tribute To 2 [RSD Vinyl Club Edition Gold LP] New Vinyl: $23.98
Linkin Park One More Light Live New CD: $15.99
Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria New CD: $10.99
Nav And Metro Boomin Perfect Timing New CD: $12.99
Video
Doctor Ross Memphis Breakdown [LP] New Vinyl: $20.98
Gord Downie Introduce Yerself [2LP] New Vinyl: $33.98
Taylor Swift reputation [2LP Picture Disc Vinyl] New Vinyl: $38.98
Boosie Badazz Boopac New CD: $21.98
Sia Everyday Is Christmas [LP] New Vinyl: $20.98
G-Eazy The Beautiful & Damned New CD: $13.99
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein Stranger Things 2: A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack New CD: $13.99

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Movie Releases 12-15-17

Artist Title Price
Dunkirk [movie] Dunkirk New Blu-Ray: $35.99
LEGO Ninjago Lego Ninjago Movie New Blu-Ray: $34.99
Donnie Darko Donnie Darko / (Ltd Stbk) New Blu-Ray: $39.95
Mother [movie] Mother New Blu-Ray: $39.99

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