NEW RELEASE RUNDOWN I hesitate to mention the weather in these things, but my god, people, it's finally fall in Kansas City. Even with the rain and grey skies, there's still a lot of reason to get out of the house this weekend and enjoy the changing seasons. Some of those reasons are new releases we've got hot 'n ready for you at the shop.
Everyone's favorite Americana-tinged sound explorers WILCO return this week with their first full-length since 2016'sSchmilco. Ode to Joyis already raking in high praise from critics, with early reviews from Uncut, Mojo, and Q hailing it as one of the band's best albums in years. We've got an indie exclusive pink vinyl edition. Don't miss out on it!
Another of this month's most anticipated releases is Clairo'sImmunity, finally making its way to vinyl. We've still got a few limited edition pre-order 7" promos left, and will toss them in with purchase while supplies last! Be sure to catch Clairo headlining this year's Middle of the Map fest, THIS WEEKEND in KC.
Speaking of summer 2019 hits that are just now sneaking onto vinyl, we've also got the vinyl edition of Tyler, the Creator's diverseIGORalbum, as well asBlood Orange'stranscendent mixtapeAngel's Pulse(which comes on limited edition vinyl as well as picture disc, cassette, and compact disc).
Missouri native Angel Olsen returns with her newest this week, as well.All Mirrorssees Olsen continuing on an ever-winding path of reinvention and eclecticism. Check out the video for the title-trackhere.
The Beastie Boys are celebrating 30 years (!) of the iconicPaul's Boutiqueby reissuing it on an exclusive, limited edition anniversary edition. This record is simply a must own for any music fan. But that's not all--the group's exquisite Root Down EP is also getting its first official vinyl reissue since its initial release in '95, whileTo the 5 BoroughsandIll Communicationare also being re-upped on limited indie exclusive editions.
New records from DIIV, Black Milk, and Gatecreeper make for a jam-packed new release list to kick off October, See the full slate of titles below!
TONIGHT (Thursday) at 6 pm, we'll be hosting an exclusive FIRST LISTEN event for the new Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds recordGHOSTEEN.This is a chance to hear the record in full before tomorrow's digital release, as well as a chance to pre-order the LP or CD and receive limited Cave promo swag (posters! postcards!). We're big Nick fans around here, of course--we might even light candles and stuff. More info/RSVPHERE.
This coming Wednesday, we're honored and excited to host local experimental duo HXXS for an album release party. The group's newest LPYear of the Witchis officially released 10/18 on Captured Tracks records. They're going to play the album in full AND give you the chance to pre-order the record. Catch them before they leave for a long tour to support the release. ONE OF THE COOLEST THINGS KC'S GOT RIGHT NOW, I MEAN IT. Check outthe video for the single "Learner"and RSVP to the eventhere.
FREE STUFF Current in-store giveaways include:
Test pressing of DIIV's new LPDeceiver, out this week!
Test pressing of Feet'sWhat's Inside is More Than Just Ham, out this week!
A ReplacementsDead Man's Popprize pack.
Test pressing of Goo Goo Dolls'Miracle Pill,out now!
Test pressing of the Shelters'Jupiter Sidecar,out now!
TONS of new ticket drawings, including chances to see Herb Alpert, Cigarettes After Sex, X Ambassadors, and more! (Gotta come in the shop to see the full list!)
Clairo promo 7" (with purchase ofImmunity, while supplies last!)
PRE-ORDER UPCOMING RELEASES Upcoming releases available for pre-order include the previously mentioned GHOSTEENfrom Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, the SECOND Big Thief record of 2019 out 10/11, and newly announced future titles from the likes of Danny Brown, Halsey, and Green Day. There's also still time to secure a copy of one of next week's new releases from Kim Gordon, Freddie Mercury, Temples, and the Allah-Las.
Go toTHIS LINKto see the list of current pre-orders, and buy from the comfort of yr couch.