Featured New Releases
Assuming Ozzy has recovered from the sinus infection that caused Black Sabbath to cancel the past few shows on their farewell tour, the Sabs will be shaking the Tacoma Dome to its core this Saturday! And while we can't help you out with free tickets, we do have an awesome prize package to give away, to mark the release of the deluxe vinyl versions of the first three Black Sabbath albums (plus the live album, Past Lives).
One VERY lucky winner will receive the following:
* 2LP Deluxe Vinyl of Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Master Of Reality, and Past Lives
* 15x20 purple Black Sabbath poster & 11x17 "The End" poster
* Master Of Reality t-shirt
* Sabbath buttons, stickers, & tattoos
Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "The End" and please include first & last name with entry. Winner must pick up prize at our store in West Seattle within one month of notification. Good luck!
Don't You, the debut album from Brooklyn trio Wet, was released to much praise last week, leading Billboard to dub the band "the toast of the tastemakers." Music blog Consequence Of Sound added more heat as they raved about how the R&B-flavored band "blend sparse beats, electronic blips, and palm-muted guitar riffs to form a sonic backdrop that’s as thick as pudding and twice as tempting."
Got headphones? Wanna get Wet? Enter to win a test pressing of Don't You by e-mailing us with the subject line "I Wanna Get Wet" and please include first & last name with entry. Winner must pick up prize at our store in West Seattle within one month of notification. Good luck!
Brooklyn's Budos Band, whose fourth full-length, Burnt Offering (Daptone), nabbed the #4 spot in our staff's Best Albums Of 2014 list, is bringing some o' their afro-soul goodness to all the lovers at Neumos on Valentine's Day (2/14 for those who forgot)! Enter to win a pair of tickets to this 21-and-over show by e-mailing us with the subject line "Turn And Burn," and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 2/12. Good luck!
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LUCINDA WILLIAMS - The Ghosts Of Highway 20 [Indie Exclusive Lower Price] - Highway 20 Records
We've all heard about the iconic vibe of Route 66, the neon lights on Broadway and the ocean air of the Pacific Coast Highway. But there are untold stories emanating from countless blue highways across the land like Interstate 20, which cuts a 1500-mile swath from South Carolina to Texas, and cuts deep into the spirit of those who've spent their lives traversing it. Lucinda Williams is one of those people, and with the expansive, enveloping The Ghosts Of Highway 20, she brings those stories to life and gives listeners a remarkably vivid look at how the highway has been a literal and figurative backdrop throughout her entire life.
DR. DOG - The Psychedelic Swamp - Anti
The Psychedelic Swamp is Dr. Dog's ninth album, and third studio release with ANTI-Records. Most of the songs were among the first ever written together by Scott McMicken and Tob Leaman and an assemblage of friends and musical cohorts that would evolve as Dr. Dog over the years. This early endeavor of writing a concept album helped shape their creative process as they became a label-defying multi-hyphenated indie-psychedelic-rock-folk-Americana-basement-touring band.
HIGH HIGHS - Cascades - PIAS America
Cascades is the name of the second record from the Brooklyn group High Highs. The title comes from a memory of a moment Jack Milas and Oli Chang remember while driving through the Cascade Mountains on tour. The song it comes from, also called"Cascades," is bright and expansive, silver threads of guitar laced through soft layers of synths. More than anything else, the song is an indication of how far the group has come in a short period of time - from working together in a recording studio in Australia to opening for Sky Ferreira and Vampire Weekend. Cascades is a portrait of a band in ascent, making music grand enough to carry them along the way.
LEON BRIDGES - Louisiana Sun - Sony
Louisiana Sun consists of five songs recorded during sessions for Leon Bridges' debut, Coming Home, and originally intended for a RSD Black Friday 2015 release before it was delayed. It is now available on 10" vinyl.
RIHANNA - Anti - Def Jam
"The three full years since 2012's Unapologetic – the longest break between releases in Rihanna's career – turned out to be exactly what she needed to make a rich full-length statement. After more than a decade as a superstar of the singles chart, Rihanna has become an album artist. ... Anti's beats are more muted than the flashier productions of her past work, which leaves room for the album's biggest revelation: Rihanna's show-stopping vocal performances. " - Rolling Stone
ELTON JOHN - Wonderful Crazy Night - Island
Elton John's 33rd studio album, Wonderful Crazy Night, was co-produced by Elton and T-Bone Burnett and reconvenes Elton’s core band of drummer Nigel Olsson, from his original three-piece group, and guitarist Davey Johnstone, with whom he first worked in 1971. "On Wonderful Crazy Night [Elton] succeeds in recreating the rootsy Americana of his youth. ... It sounds like they’re having a blast. It was recorded in just 17 days, which has perhaps contributed to the urgency of tracks such as 'In the Name of You.' But it has not come at the expense of John’s nose for a hit, with melodies such as that of 'Claw Hammer' proving his pop sensibility is as acute as ever." - The Guardian
This Saturday (2/6), the Seattle Rock Orchestra will pay tribute to the artists of Motown - Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, The Temptations, Smokey, Marvin and many more! Enter to win a pair of tickets to this show at the Moore by e-mailing us with the subject line "Hitsville USA" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 2/5. Good luck!
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