First things first: a huge thank you to everyone who came out, donated, or contributed in any other way to our fundraiser event for the SEK Humane Society last night. We were able to raise money and supplies for a great shelter. Overall, a huge success!
Plenty of great new music out this week, headlined by a couple notable hip-hop new releases. Atlanta rapper FUTURE's newest effortThe Wizrdis out, and west coast heavyweight YG is issuing his critically acclaimed 2014 debutMy Krazy Life,on vinyl for the first time!
Other highlights this week include Stephen Malkmus'sGroove Denied, a previously unreleased solo album that Malkmus recorded entirely himself. We've also got Angel Du$t's much-anticipated full-lengthPretty Buff,out on Roadrunner Records.Catchy as heck!
A personal pick of the week is the new album from The Comet Is Coming. This electro-psych-jazz outfit from the UK has been putting out wild recordings for a few years now, andTrust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mysteryis their first on the iconic Impulse! label. Check out "Summon the Fire"here. I think you'll be into it.
As far as reissues go, we've got the first US release of David Byrne's great 2004 solo recordGrown Backwards,along with a killer Velvet Underground box set that brings together the band's first three proper studio records alongside Nico'sChelsea Girland definitive recordings from the band's scrapped fourth album. Check out the list below for info on all this week's new releases.
Again, thanks to everyone who made the SEK Humane Society benefit a success. If you're still wanting to get out here to see live music, there are a lot more opportunities ahead. Check it:
This Tuesday, March 19th we'll have singer-songwriter INGS in from Seattle here to perform. All the info is here.
March 30th, it's Greg Wheeler & the Polygamist Mall Cops with Ebony Tusks. 6 pm. Morehere.
And then, yeah, April 13th--Record Store Day. Orders have been placed and we're all in for a good time this year. We'll have all the exclusive releases, tons of used new arrivals, food and drink, and a wicked day of live music prepared. Here's a look at the schedule as it stands now:
Keep in mind that we're still running a bunch of ticket giveaways. We're your hookup for tons of great shows coming through town, including Catfish and the Bottlemen, Interpol, Metric, Laura Jane Grace, and more!