Featured New Releases
If you haven't heard MC50 Kick Out The Jams - The 50th Anniversary Tour is landing in Seattle, October 16h at The Showbox! Wayne Kramer celebrates with Kim Thayil of Soundgarden, Brendan Canty of Fugazi, Doug Pinnick of King's X, and Marcus Durant of Zen Guerrilla.
Are you a super MC5 fan? Vinyl department Lars, who is also a big MC5 fan has some trivia questions for you! If you can answer 3 out of the 5 questions correct you will be entered in the drawing to win an MC50 Super Fan Experience package for you and a guest.
What's a Super Fan Experience Package you may ask?
A pair (2) of general admission floor tickets to the MC50 show at The Showbox on October 16th
Join Wayne Kramer for a no-holds-barred conversation before the show (no topic off limits) including an exclusive look into Wayne's personal guitar collection
Personal photo with Wayne Kramer
Early entry into the venue
On-site host experience
Contest Rules & How To Enter:
Answer 3 out of 5 questions below correctly gets your name in the hat
One entry per person
e-mail us with the subject line "MC50" please include your First & Last Name and Phone Number
We'll draw a winner 10/9. Good Luck!
We have signed test pressing of This Night Falls Forever, the new album from the Devotchka to giveaway! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "DEVOTCHKA" and please include first & last name with entry. Must be able to pick up the prize at our store in West Seattle. We'll draw a winner on 9/27. Good luck!
Local faves Mudhoney are playing a show at The Neptune, September 29th. Joining them Australian garage-punk band The Scientists on their first ever US tour! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "MUDHONEY" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 9/25. Good luck!
M.I.A. has released a new clip from the upcoming documentary MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. that premiered at this year's Sundance festival and won the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award. The documentary, directed by Stephen Loveridge, pulls from a collection of personal video footage from the past 22 years, chronicling her journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.
MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. hit theatres in the US September 28th!
Trevor Powers fka Youth Lagoon released his first album under his new name, Mulberry Violence. Catch him performing at Barboza, September 27th. Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "TREVOR POWERS" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 9/24. Good luck!
Music Releases 09-21-18
Prince - Piano & A Microphone 1983 [LP]|
New Vinyl: $21.99
A previously unheard home studio cassette recording of Prince performing at his piano in 1983 will be released as Piano & A Microphone on Sept. 21. The nine-track, 35-minute project from the Prince Estate in coordination with Warner Bros. Records is planned for what would have been the rock icon's 60th birthday.
Nas - NASIR [LP]|
New Vinyl: $14.99
The seven-track release for the New York rap artist was produced by Kanye West.
Christine And The Queens - Chris [LP]|
New Vinyl: $24.99
Joyce Manor - Million Dollars To Kill Me [LP]|
New Vinyl: $19.98
Joyce Manor are back with a new album, entitled Million Dollars To Kill Me. Frontman Barry Johnson along with co-founding guitarist Chase Knobbe, new drummer Pat Ware—(“Awesome new drummer,” adds Johnson)—and longtime bassist Matt Ebert, wrote enough songs to fill a full-length, and then worked to get songs lifted from emails between Johnson and one of his musical hero Impossibles’ guitarist/vocalist Rory Phillips, with whom he had been co-writing long distance, to match the ones written at full volume. (“Bedroom charm versus live rock band,” Johnson explains.) Their next step was a new step: their first time recording outside their L.A. hometown, at Converge’s Kurt Ballou’s GodCity studio in Salem, Massachusetts. They recorded daily 10-to-6 and then slept right upstairs in bunk beds: “Kinda felt like camp,” says Johnson. “It was a pleasure—I would recommend it to anyone.” If 2016’s Cody was about growing up, then Kill Me is about what happens next—the reckonings with love, money, doubt and confusion, and the hope that persists despite it all.
Slash - Living The Dream [2LP]|
New Vinyl: $27.98
"I always planned on getting back together with the Conspirators as soon as possible, and continuing on with what we started," Slash says. Which brings us to LIVING THE DREAM, the new full-length offering from the group-which, in addition to SLASH and singer KENNEDY, also includes bassist TODD KERNS, drummer BRENT FITZ and, making his recorded debut after several years of live work with The Conspirators, rhythm guitarist FRANK SIDORIS. The album, their third overall following World on Fire and 2012's Apocalyptic Love, is possibly the band's strongest collective statement to date. From the barnstorming, high-octane riffery of opener "Call of the Wild" to the wah-drenched funk rock of "Read Between the Lines," the haunting majesty of "Lost Inside the Girl" to the swaggering deep-in-the-pocket Seventies grooves of "Serve You Right," the stately, quasi-classical melodic themes of "The Great Pretender" to the massive hooks and anthemic, singalong choruses of first single "Driving Rain," LIVING THE DREAM packs a compendium of sounds and styles into 12 tightly arranged and sharply executed tracks, all of it shot through with SLASH's trademark electrifying and dynamic riffing and high-wire, lyrical solos.
Richard Reed Parry - Quiet River Of Dust Vol. 1|
New CD: $11.98
Richard Reed Parry’s Quiet River of Dust, is a meditative, widescreen musical experience with Beach Boy harmonies and a hypnotic pulse. Layered songs that move in a linear fashion, following a current rather than circular composition. Japanese folk myths, death poems and British folk music are tributaries flowing into a river of avant-garde composition and traditional song craft, written and performed by a member of the Grammy-winning rock band, Arcade Fire. Being released as two volumes, Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1 will be available on the start of the autumn equinox, September 21 2018. Quiet River of Dust Vol. 2 is coming out next year on the spring equinox 2019. Long before he joined Arcade Fire in 2003, Richard Reed Parry grew up in a thriving folk music community in Toronto, where house parties were full of singing. While a student of electroacoustic music and contemporary dance in university, he formed the instrumental ensemble Bell Orchestre, who have released three albums. In 2014, he released an album of biologically inspired compositions, Music for Heart and Breath, on the prestigious Deutsche Grammophon classical label. The genesis of these songs came after Arcade Fire’s first tour of Japan in February 2008. Parry stayed on for weeks after the last show, heading to a monastery for some solace in “the biggest silence you’ve ever heard.” One day he was walking alone in a massive, snow-covered cedar forest when he heard distant voices, voices that sounded a lot like his father’s folk group back in Toronto, Friends of Fiddlers Green. (Parry was 18 when his father died in 1995.) “There was no reason for something to sound like full-throated, British-Isle folk singing there,” he recalls. “I walked and walked but I could never get closer to where the music was coming from.” The ghostly experience inspired the song “On the Ground,” which in turn inspired the rest of the song cycle. When it came time to record “On the Ground,” he enlisted his father’s former colleagues on concertina, Northumbrian pipes and fiddle. For a musician raised in a musical family and environment, collaboration and community are essential parts of the process. Guest performers on this project include Parry’s partner Laurel Sprengelmeyer of Little Scream, Stef Schneider of Bell Orchestre, Dallas Good of the Sadies, Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto, Amedeo Pace from Blonde Redhead, and The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner.
Joe Bonamassa - Redemption [LP]|
New Vinyl: $34.99
Redemption is Joe Bonamassa's 13th solo studio album and third in a row of all original material and sees him at his most ambitious and diverse yet as he continues to redefine and push the barriers of blues-rock. It features a collection of 12 exhilarating songs that reflect the re-birth that he is currently going through. You see the real shades of light and dark, for every trip into the tender depths of emotion there are some glorious hip shaking moments of joy and all the while accompanied by supreme musicianship and Bonamassa’s masterful and rich guitar playing. With 20 #1 Blues Albums on the Billboard Chart, Joe is an unrivaled guitar prowess and a once in a lifetime artist that has an insatiable desire to push himself to his best potential on every level. 2LP is 180g black vinyl and includes a download card.
Billy F Gibbons - The Big Bad Blues [LP]|
New Vinyl: $21.99
Big Bad Blues, as the title suggests, focuses on Gibbons' lifelong love of the blues and rock & roll, showcasing the blues-influenced vocals and guitar licks that have together served as the foundation for his numerous hits over the past five decades. The album features 11 tracks balancing some classic covers like 'Rollin' and Tumblin,'' and 'Standing Around Crying' along with some of Billy's signature new blues originals.
Denzel Curry - Ta13oo [Red Slushie LP]|
New Vinyl: $19.98
Denzel Curry's highly-anticipated third album TA13OO will be released in three acts. The first act, Light, will be released July 25th, followed by Gray on July 26th and Dark on July 27th. Each early single represents one of the album's acts, as "Sumo" represents Light, "Clout Cobain" represents Gray, and "Percs" represents Dark, which come together cohesively to form TA13OO. Across the three sections of TA13OO, Denzel explores topics including molestation, the presidential election, fame, hatred, paranoia, revenge, love, the current state of music and personal tales of his own near death experiences. Sonically, the album ranges just as widely as its subject matter, sounds of paranoia, fear of loss, brooding melancholy and mood swings straight from hell all find their way onto TA13OO, making this Denzel's most groundbreaking musical performance to date.
TA13OO is the first longform statement from Denzel since his 2016 album Imperial, which landed him on the XXL Freshman cover and helped set the template for the South Florida sound that has exploded in the last few years. The album bridges the gap between the older generation of hip hop and the budding generation of SoundCloud rappers that he helped birth in sound and style, all while commanding respect from them both with lethal lyricism and deeply personal storytelling.
Macy Gray - Ruby [LP]|
New Vinyl: $21.98
William Fitzsimmons - Mission Bell [LP]|
New Vinyl: $26.98
Singer/Songwriter and music producer William Fitzsimmon’s album Mission Bell is a chronicling of the tumultuous last year of his life - particularly of the separation from his second wife. Sonically, Mission Bell is Fitzsimmon’s first analog tape-centric album. The sounds are raw, real, and tangible. The familiar comforts of acoustic guitars are present but now joined generously by synthesizers, electric guitars, drum loops and violins.
The Paper Kites - On The Corner Where You Live|
New CD: $12.98
"On The Corner Where You Live" is the latest album from Australian band The Paper Kites, a follow up to "On The Train Ride Home" which was released earlier this year. Produced by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Middle Kids) the album builds upon the romantic, dusky mood the band perfected on twelvefour (No. 1 debut on the ARIA chart) and includes standout tracks “When It Hurts You" and "Deep Burn Blue"
Metric - Art of Doubt [LP]|
New Vinyl: $22.99
Toronto rockers Metric emphasize guitars on the band’s latest album, a collection of 12 new songs packed with massive riffs, driving rhythm and raw/smooth vocals that have become their instantly identifiable signature sound. Produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Beck, Nine Inch Nails), Metric’s seventh LP addresses a climate of cultural and political anxiety while refusing to give despair the upper hand. In many ways, it’s the most Metric album the band has ever made as Emily Haines, Jimmy Shaw, Joshua Winstead and Joules Scott-Key rediscover their shared love of music and how good they are at making it together. “This felt like the culmination of a lifetime spent playing together and trusting each other and going for it,” Shaw says.
St Lucia - Hyperion [LP]|
New Vinyl: $24.99
Hyperion is the new album from St. Lucia. This new album collection two critically acclaimed albums: 2016's Matter and 2013 s When The Night. Hyperion features 11 new tracks, including 'Paradise Waiting,' and 'A Brighter Love' the first two songs to be released from the album. Says St. Lucia frontman Jean-Philip Grobler: "These songs couldn't be more different, but we're so proud of them both. Paradise Is Waiting might be the most epic thing we've ever done, and 'A Brighter Love' is probably the sparsest. It was really hard choosing which songs to lead with, but we felt like these two best represent the extremes of our new music." St. Lucia consistently garners enthusiastic reviews, and the response to the new songs continues this trend. AXS says, "The two new tracks are refreshingly brilliant, and really returns Grobler and the band to their place as real tastemakers within the indie-pop scene coming out of New York's club circuit." BuzzFeed calls St. Lucia's music "high-energy fusion of synths, catchy lyrics, and pure, unadulterated pop." SPIN proclaims "Brooklyn's St. Lucia specialize in synth-pop anthems so effortlessly danceable." And Jason Bentley of KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic says, "This should be the biggest band in the world right now." St. Lucia has delivered once again with Hyperion.
Mutual Benefit - Thunder Follows The Light [LP]|
New Vinyl: $28.99
Mutual Benefit, the songwriting outlet for multi-instrumentalist and producer Jordan Lee, follows his pair of celebrated full-lengths, 2016's Skip A Sinking Stone and 2013's Love's Crushing Diamond with Thunder Follows The Light. The album contemplates the ongoing destruction of the outer world and how it shapes the storms of our inner ones. There are meditations on collective struggle, death, rebirth, and reasons to believe it's worth the fight. Lee has crafted pop experiments for almost a decade, blending orchestral instrumentation and ambient electronic sounds and Thunder Follows The Light showcases the true depth of his abilities.
Deicide - Overtures Of Blasphemy [LP]|
New Vinyl: $23.98
Death Metal icons DEICIDE announce the release of their 12th studio album, “Overtures Of Blasphemy”, their first album after 2013’s critically acclaimed “In The Minds Of Evil”.
Voivod - The Wake|
New CD: $15.99
Marshall Tucker Band - Greatest Hits [LP]|
New Vinyl: $29.98
The Marshall Tucker Band's Greatest Hits have been given the platinum treatment. Their original master tapes from the 1970s have been carefully restored, compiled and remastered specially for vinyl using a 100% analogue process by one of the most renowned mastering engineers in the world. This double LP set has 16 all time southern rock classics including "Can't You See," "Heard It In A Love Song," and "Fire on the Mountain." For this LP-only re-issue, we added the album tracks "A New Life" and "I'll Be Loving You." You will hear these spirited recordings again for the first time and we think the effort was worth it. For the audiophiles. For the love of music and musicianship. For the love of listening. For the timeless recordings of The Marshall Tucker Band.
Mandy Barnett - Strange Conversation [LP]|
New Vinyl: $18.98
A singer since the age of five, Mandy Barnett is a mesmerizing vocalist whose style is deeply rooted in the classic country and pop crooning of the all-time great singers. Mandy Barnett laughs when she's asked, ''What took you so long?'' in regards to Strange Conversation, her progressive take on post-modern American songbook. Sure, she's a classicist who's channeled Patsy Cline in a theatrical musical, recorded classic country songs with legendary producer Owen Bradley, and transfixed known musicos Seymour Stein, Arif Mardin and Ahmet Ertegun with her timeless stylings. But the girl who signed her first major label deal at 12 decided she needed a change. Produced by Marco Giovino and Doug Lancio for Thirty Tigers and Barnett's own label Dame Productions, Strange Conversations places the ebony-haired vocalist between obscure vintage pop and modern progressive songwriting. Think Lee Hazlewood and the Tams meet Tom Waits and Greg Garing with a little Mable John thrown in.
Ramones - Road To Ruin: 40th Anniversary Edition [Deluxe]|
New CD: $64.99
ROAD TO RUIN: 40th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION contains two different mixes of the album, unissued rough mixes for every album track, and an unreleased 1979 concert recording of the Ramones in New York.
Mc5 - Total Assault: 50th Anniversary Collection [Limited Edition LP Box Set]|
New Vinyl: $59.99
MC5 TOTAL ASSAULT: 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION is a limited-edition boxed set that features all three of the band’s albums pressed on colored vinyl. It includes Kick Out The Jams (red vinyl), Back In The USA (white vinyl) and High Time (blue vinyl). The albums come in sleeves that faithfully re-create the original releases, including gatefolds for Kick Out The Jams and High Times. All three are housed in a hard slipcase with new art and previously unseen photographs by world renowned photographer Raeanne Rubenstein.
Adam's House Cat - Town Burned Down [Yellow LP]|
New Vinyl: $23.99
Josh Groban - Bridges|
New CD: $18.98
Multi-platinum award-winning singer/songwriter and global superstar Josh Groban releases his 8th studio album entitled, Bridges, on Sept 21st via Reprise Records. Recorded in Los Angeles, London and New York with multiple producers including Bernie Herms and Toby Gad, Steve Jordan, Dan Huff, and others. This album also finds Josh singing in multiple different languages that include English, French, Italian and Spanish. There will also be a couple of exciting duets, to be announced at a later date. The album will also be available as a Deluxe, which will include two bonus tracks. This is Groban's first album with original music since the 2013 massively successful Stages. Bridges is available for pre-order now and fans who pre-order the album will receive three instant grat downloads of new songs including: the new single, "Granted," along with songs "Symphony" and "S'il Suffisait D'Aimer."
Colin James - Miles To Go|
New CD: $16.98
Platinum selling Canadian bluesman Colin James returns with his new album “Miles to Go”, a follow up to 2016’s Top 10 charting and critically acclaimed “Blue Highways”. Miles to Go features 12 new tracks recorded in Vancouver with Colin's tight touring band, featuring rarely covered hidden gems written by blues legends Muddy Waters, Blind Willie Johnson, & Howlin’ Wolf, along with originals by Colin, including the first single “40 Light Years”. Over 5.6 M YouTube views, 95,000 monthly Spotify listeners Twenty – Time Maple Blues Award Winner Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame inductee, 2013 Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, 2016
Amy Helm - This Too Shall Light [LP]|
New Vinyl: $22.98
This Too Shall Light is the second solo record from Amy Helm, taking the listener down a spiritual path where Amy and her team of musicians channel a blend of folk, soul, gospel, and Americana. Produced by Joe Henry and recorded at the legendary United Recording Studios in Hollywood, this collection of songs features songwriting contributions from MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger, Ted Pecchio of Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Tedeschi Trucks Band, and many more modern luminary songwriters. Also included are covers of Rod Stewart, T. Bone Burnett, Allen Toussaint, Robbie Robertson, along with a closing track that features a unique arrangement of the traditional "Gloryland" that her father, Levon Helm, taught her decades ago.
Movie Releases 09-21-18
Star Wars - Solo: A Star Wars Story|
New Blu-Ray: $39.99
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars sagas most unlikely heroes.
Uncle Drew [Movie] - Uncle Drew|
New Blu-Ray: $39.99
Gotti [Movie] - Gotti|
New Blu-Ray: $23.99
DC's Legends of Tomorrow [TV Series] - DC's Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Third Season|
New Blu-Ray: $39.99
After defeating the Legion of Doom, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow face a new threat created by their actions. By revisiting a moment in time that they had already participated in, they’ve essentially fractured the timeline and created anachronisms all across time! In Season 3, the Legends must find a way to return all the anachronisms to their original timelines before the time stream falls apart.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Lost & Found Collection|
New DVD: $59.99
Fraggle Rock - Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series|
New Blu-Ray: $75.99