Whether we like it or not, looks like KC is gearing up for the first snow of the season. Instead of scrambling for bread and milk, we suggest a record store run to prep. We've got a heavy dose of new music to check out this week.
The highlight this week has to be a posthumous release from the great Charles Bradley, who passed away just over a year ago.Black Velvetcompiles previously unheard tracks from Charles' recording career, including crucial covers of Nirvana and Neil Young classics. No one sang like Charles. If you need an introduction, gohere now.
If you're the kind of person who's already diving headlong into the Christmas spirit, you'll be happy to know that Sufjan Stevens is releasing a box set of Christmas songs. The box collects all five of hisSongs for ChristmasEPs on vinyl for the first time! Spread the cheer.
We've also got the debut release from supergroup BOYGENIUS. This band brings together Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus, making for a collaboration between three of the craftiest and smartest songwriters of the day. If you thought they wrote heart-wrenching songs on their own, wait'll you hear em together!
New music from J. Mascis, Muse, and the ever-terrifying Cult Leader top off a stellar slate of releases, but there's even more! Check out the full list below and come get what you need.
Of course, it wouldn't be a November newsletter if we didn't mention BLACK FRIDAY, which is now a mere THREE WEEKS out. Have you studiedthe list? Do you know what you're after? Personally, I can't wait to get my hands on thatSweetheart of the Rodeo legacy edition set.
We JUST put out a new ticket giveaway for a chance to see Oliver Coates and Thom Yorke this December. Also, still got chances to win tix for both All Them Witches and Underoath, as well as various prize packs featuring Metallica, Suspiria, and David Bowie.
THIS SATURDAY we're excited to be hosting a free, all-ages release party for High Dive Records artists THOSE FAR OUT ARROWS. You can buy their new record in store now (on LP and cassette), or pick it up this weekend. Arc Flash will be kicking off the night. Music starts at six. Hope to see you there.
Keep warm, Dylan, Judy, and the Team
New Music Releases 11/9/18 at Mills Record Company