Impossible to believe that it’s the week of Christmas, but here we are. Since you subscribe to this mailing list, I’m going to guess that you’ve got some wax and/or gift cards waiting under the tree for you. If you’re still needing to get some shopping done before the holiday, we’ve got you covered. From records to shirts to books and games, we’re proud to be your one stop last-minute shop.
There are a few new releases of note hitting the floor just in the nick of time, including two releases from mewithoutYou, Untitled EP and Untitled LP. We’ve also got the new Mariah Carey,Caution, on wax (which pairs perfectly, we suspect, with her iconic Xmas record--also available!)
Experimental pop producer Sophie’s acclaimed 2018 releaseOil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insidesfinally gets a vinyl treatment this week, and to round it out we’ve got four new reissues from Siouxsie & the Banshees and Queen’sThe Gameback on wax. Check out the full list of new releases below!
We’ve also done our part in stocking up on all of our consistent best sellers, so it’s fair to say that the store is loaded right now. There’s a good chance we’ve got what you’re looking for. And hey, if not there are always GIFT CARDS.
In the spirit of giving, we’ve decided to run a drawing for$150 in store credit! The ballot box will be open tomorrow, 12/21 through 12/31. We’ll draw the winner on January 1st. Happy New Year. Get yourself here and enter.
Everybody’s crazy for year-end lists, and we were sad to have to leave out a ton of great stuff from our lists last week, so we decided to throw out some more favorites from 2018 to make sure that we cover all the stuff we loved this year.
5 Great Electronic Releases from 2018 Yves Tumor - Safe in the Hands of Love Black Moth Super Rainbow - Panic Blooms Geotic - Traversa Jon Hopkins - Singularity Sophie - Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
5 Great Heavy Releases from 2018 Daughters - You Won’t Get What You Want Thou - Magus Uniform - The Long Walk Cult Leader - A Patient Man Bummer - Holy Terror
5 Great Jazz Releases from 2018 Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth John Coltrane - Both Directions at Once Kuzu - Hiljaisuus Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 - The Basement Beat Makaya McCraven - Universal Beings
5 Great Hip Hop Releases from 2018 Travis Scott - Astroworld Earl Sweatshirt - Some Rap Songs (CD only, LP releases 1/19!) Pusha T - Daytona (CD only!) Black Milk - Fever Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar
5+ Great Reissues from 2018 Wire - Pink Flag/Chairs Missing/154 Catherine Ribeiro & Alpes - Paix Steve Reich/Kronos Quartet/Pat Metheny - Different Trains/Electric Counterpoint B12 - Time Tourist Brian Eno - Music for Films/Discreet Music/Music for Airports/On Land
As far as events go, we’re super excited to announce that poet Shayla Lawson will be in the shop on Thursday, January 17th for a reading and discussion. Her new book, I Think I’m Ready to See Frank Ocean (Saturnalia Press, 2018) explores the poet’s personal connections to Ocean’s work, and in doing so, intricately comments on our emotional interactions with music and pop culture. She’ll be reading from the book and discussing her work. Local Kansas City poet Jermaine Thompson will also read, and we’ll have live music to finish up the night. Mark your calendars, and pick up Shayla’s book in-store!
HOLIDAY HOURS Christmas Eve - 10-4 Christmas Day - CLOSED New Year’s Eve - 10-5 New Year’s Day - 12-7
See you this weekend, Dylan, Judy, and the Team
New Music Releases 12/21/18 at Mills Record Company