We love selling you music, that much is probably obvious. But, did you know? If you give us a heads up that you'd like to buy some music that isn't out yet, and if you also give us your first name and a way to contact you (phone number, email address, Twitter handle, carrier pigeon, etc.), not only will we knock TWO AMERICAN DOLLARS off your price, we'll holler at you (sweetly, and not too loudly) when we have that new music here in the store. You win, we win, everybody wins. Except for the Astros, who rarely win.
Good times, right? Below, then, is a list of notable releases for the next couple months. August is a little sparse, but there are some goodies sprinkled in there, for sure. September, on the other hand, is chock full of wonderful stuff. It's like it's an awesome volcano that sprays great new music instead of lava. Have a look, and let us know what you need. We'd be happy to hold you a cheaper-than-usual copy of anything below. When you think about it, it's kinda like finding money on the ground. And finding money on the ground is awesome. Check out all the ground money, everybody!
August 7th: Antony & the Johnsons, Archers of Loaf (All the Nations Airports reissue), Red Kross, Antibalas, Johnny Cash (tribute DVD), Apache Dropout MuteMath (live), The Zombies (live), Turbonegro, Fergus & Geronimo, Rob Zombie, David Archuleta
August 14th: Dead Can Dance, Jerry Jeff Walker (live DVD), Shoes, 2 Chainz, Yellowcard
August 21st: Ry Cooder, Yeasayer, Ariel Pink, Bloc Party, Taj Mahal (live/rarities comp), The Kinks (BBC box set), Los Lobos (reissues), The Darkness, Owl City, Dispatch
August 28th: Swans (live), Frank Zappa (reissues), Caroline Herring, Divine Fits (Spoon/Handsome Furs/New Bomb Turks supergroup), Minus the Bear, Maximo Park, Harry Shearer, Beanie Sigel, Alanis Morissette, Robert Cray, The Who (DVD), Meek Mill
September 4th: Cat Power, Animal Collective, Melissa Etheridge, Deerhoof, Mark Knopfler, Bob Mould, Sondre Lerche, Azure Ray, Chick Corea, T.I., Suzanne Vega, The Fresh & Onlys, Mono, Stars, Matchbox Twenty, Smash Mouth
September 11th: Bob Dylan, The Avett Brothers, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Calexico, Patterson Hood, The xx, A$AP Rocky, Neil Halstead (of Slowdive), Steve Forbert, The Raveonettes, Amanda Palmer, ZZ Top, Nelly Furtado, Dave Matthews Band, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Sea Wolf, The English Beat (live)
September 18th: Band of Horses, Grizzly Bear, Dinosaur Jr., Aimee Mann, Ben Folds Five, Corin Tucker Band, Ricky Lee Jones (covers), Thee Oh Sees, Nick Lowe Nashville Flood Benefit/Tribute (Hayes Carll, Ron Sexsmith, Chatham County Line, JEFF, etc.), Menomena, Dwight Yoakam, Maceo Parker (live), Carly Rae Jepsen, Muse, James Iha, Michael Jackson (Bad 25th reissue), The Lighthouse and the Whaler, Little Big Town, Kreayshawn, The Whigs, Robert Pollard
September 25th: Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Yoko Ono/Kim Gordon/Thurston Moore, Dum Dum Girls, Pete Seeger, Bettye LaVette, Green Day, Diana Krall, Ricky Skaggs, Talib Kweli, Lavendar Diamond, No Doubt