Saturday, May 26, 2012

5/29/12 New Releases

All right, yeah, we know. King Tuff is far from the biggest release coming this week. But it's our blog, and we do what we want to! Also, look at that packaging! Gorgeous. Sub Pop always does a great job with their releases, but this one is particularly stunning. Also also, King Tuff is awesome. Ask us to play it for you next time you're in. We guarantee you'll walk out with a copy.

Anyway, where were we? Oh yeah, tons of other great stuff coming too. Check it out...

Sigur Ros
The Walkmen
Sun Kil Moon
Public Image Ltd.
Regina Spektor
Grateful Dead (Dick's Picks Vol. 29)
Azealia Banks (EP)
Edward Sharpe
Marissa Nadler
Swans (double live album)
Scissor Sisters
Cadence Weapon
Melody Gardot
The Intelligence

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Callaghan In-Store Performance: May 25

On Friday, May 25 at 6 p.m., we'll have UK singer-songwriter Callaghan playing here at the store. She recorded her debut album with Shawn Mullins, has played at places like SXSW and Cayamo, and has sold out Eddie's Attic in the past. Check out her first single, "Best Year," and a collaborative performance with Mullins. We're happy to have her and Matthew Kahler in the store as a part of our Art Walk festivities. They'll play an acoustic show that night up the street at Eddie's, and Callaghan will play the Red Clay Theatre on Saturday with Mullins' backing band.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

5/8/12 New Releases

New music! Come and get it!

Damon Albarn
Sara Watkins
Silversun Pickups
Glenn Frey
Aaron Freeman (of Ween)
Here We Go Magic
Philip Glass
Greg Laswell

Record Store Day 2012 Photo Essay

Has everyone recovered from Record Store Day yet? Probably, but we're a little slow on the uptake sometimes. After wading through a sea of colored vinyl, Sierra Nevada and awesome people, we've found ourselves two weeks out from the big day without a single blog post recapping it! Let's fix that now, shall we? We shall, and all through the power of Twitter...

Folks were lined up in front of the door hours in advance of our 10 a.m. open time, and the line wrapped around the building, snaking up the alley. Not a bad start!

A few students from WRAS set up a table out front, giving out gorgeously designed buttons, posters and tote bags. They were extremely patient and game when asked to pose for photos, too.

We thought we had a lot of beer—four cases of various Sierra Nevada styles. But folks were thirsty, and made quick work of that.

Quickly, people started tweeting us their purchases. (Pro-tip: We LOVE this!) These are @JeffHaws' records.

@TurnUpYourCity bought his very first vinyl record with us on RSD12! Happy to be a part of that milestone.

This pretty blue platter belongs to @FlintHillSpex.

Tebowie abides. Thanks, @TomLawrence!

Some people even tweeted non-RSD releases, which is good, because we have LOTS of non-RSD releases. This is @CollinsB's Superchunk record.

Oh, hey, we had our best business day in the history of the store! Thanks for capturing that beast of a receipt, @RachaelMaddux! And thanks, everyone, for making this the best Record Store Day ever.