NEW RELEASE RUNDOWN This week's new titles are heavy on reissues of essential LPs, but we've also got a few releases worth of brand new music from old and new favorites.
As far as the reissues go, we've gotta start with the first two BIG STAR records, which are both being reissued on 180 gram vinyl this week. These records go in and out of availability, and early pressings are increasingly rare and collectible, so it's probably best to go ahead and secure 'em while you can, yeah? Whether you're a true power pop head or just a fan of brilliant songwriting, these records are musts.
Rhino's "Start Your Ear off Right" campaign continues this week with another stack of enticing, limited edition reissues. Take, for example, a good-lookin' (and very affordable!) repress of the original Twin Peaks soundtrack. This LP collects all the classic sounds from the original series' soundtrack team of Badalamenti, Lynch, and Julee Cruise. Get surreal!
Rhino also brings usNever Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistolson pink vinyl, plus classics from Van Morrison and the Ramones. (Don't forget to pick up the other great titles in this series, too!)
As far as brand new tunes go, we've got the newest from Canadian indie rockers Wolf Parade.Thin Mindwill be their fifth full-length LP, and we've got the Sub Pop LOSER edition in stock! (Make sure to ask for a sticker!)
My pick of the week is the newest from country and western avant-gardist and one-of-a-kind multi-media mastermind TERRY ALLEN. His newest, Just Like Moby Dick is out this week via Paradise of Bachelors Records, and it's one of my first true favorites of 2020. Check out"Death of the Last Stripper"here, and snag the record!
New releases from WIRE, Andy Shauf, Bonny Light Horseman, and the Black Lips round out a diverse and stellar lineup of new releases for this wintry weekend. Check out the full list below!
January will cap off with a night of music featuring the Nicole Springer Band and Kat King on January 31st. This show kicks off at 6pm, and you can RSVP here for a reminder as the date approaches!
All shows free and all-ages, as always!
In February, we'll be teaming up with our bookstore (Wise Blood Booksellers) to host a reading group discussion event on Patti Smith's National Book Award WinningYear of the Monkey. The discussion will take place at Mills on Wednesday, February 19th at 6:30pm.We suspect space might be a bit limited for this discussion, so we want to offer you a chance to secure your spot in the group by purchasing the book either at Mills or Wise Blood (both locations are stocked up!). Come pick up the book, read it in your own time, then come together for a discussion (and maybe some treats?) For more info, followTHIS event page, or visit thehttp://wisebloodbooksellers.com/
Pre-order Upcoming Titles Remember, you can ALWAYS (like 24/7, literally any time) order from our website. This is especially useful for pre-ordering upcoming titles that you're jazzed about. Like, say, that new Pearl Jam LP (March), the posthumous Mac Miller record (slated for April), or any number of next week's new release titles.
Go to THIS LINK to see the list of current pre-orders, and feel free to search and shop our website at any time!