Thursday, June 9, 2016

Radiohead exclusive

RADIOHEAD's A Moon Shaped Pool will be released on Friday June 17.  We will have a limited-edition 180g white vinyl (w/digital download)! Come early because it will be gone, gone, gone by the end of the day.

THE INTERRUPTERS Say It Out Loud limited-edition on orange vinyl w/cd comes out June 24.  THE INTERRUPTERS have split their time between touring with the likes of The English Beat and Bad Religion and cranking out new material that shows off their irrepressible sensibility. The L.A.-based ska-punk four-piece hit the studio with Rancid’s Tim Armstrong and fired off 14 new songs that both capture their frenetic energy and reveal a whole new level of boldness in their songwriting.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


                CHARLES BUKOWSKI - Reads His Poetry limited-edition red wine colored     vinyl.  300 initial pressing
                RIVAL SONS -  Hollow Bones indie-exclusive SIGNED limited-edition cd and vinyl.
                LET LIVE If I'm The Devil... clear colored vinyl w/download card. Limited to 1,000
                 MINOR VICTORIES - on Fat Possum arrives in a limited coke-bottle green & clear vinyl.

                COUGH - Still They Pray on Relapse Records on orange krush vinyl, limited to 200.

JUNE 24:  INTERRUPTERS - Colored orange vinyl of Say It Out Loud. Only 750 pressed.

Friday, April 8, 2016


Just a word about Record Store Day, April 16.

  • EARLY OPENINGS: Downtown and Sandy Blvd. in PDX will open at 8 a.m. Beaverton will open even earlier at 7 a.m.  Yes! We'll have some coffee for ya.
  •  Bellingham WA store will open at 9 (the usual) but Seattle will open at 9 a.m.--an hour earlier than usual.
  • HOLDS: Don't call us to put an RSD title on hold for you before April 16.  April 17....sure, we'll put items left in stock on hold for you.
  • WHAT'S IT LIKE? People WILL line up outside before opening times...if you're determined to get your prize you'll need to join them...or send a surrogate.  We will be BUSY, especially in the morning, so bring your patience.  We'll have coffee!!
  • DO YOU HAVE?  We won't have everything.  We can't tell you with 100% certainty what will be in stock...some titles get canceled, some get allocated and we get way fewer copies than we ordered, some titles ship late....but it's all about the hunt, yes? The full list of releases can be found at
  • HOARDING: You cannot come in and buy up all copies of a title.  We only allow 1 copy of a title per customer.  Why....? Because "flippers" (e-bay etc.) would come in the first five minutes and take everything. We can't stop people flipping and jacking up the price's the world we live in.  But we can make it a little harder for them. 
  • BE NICE: Please don't push and shove.  We will have some bins of just RSD product, some titles out in the artists' sections, and we will DISTRIBUTE MORE PRODUCT throughout the those people making it out in the afternoon will actually have a chance at getting a good selection.
  • JUST LIKE IN GOLF--THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO HAVE FUN: Please have fun.  Don't be a hater.  This whole thing is to get people into independent records stores (we're not dying yet...but RSD is a HUGE boost and a huge day for all of us).  So take it for what it is...a day to hang out at the record store, chat with other collectors, fans and even people just starting their LP library! 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Motörhead collectables! Coming your way.

April 8 - be sure and stop in for indie-exclusive from THE LUMINEERS! Only 2000 copies of their upcoming release Cleopatra will be on black & silver starburst. Not available anywhere but your local record store.  Hey!  That's us.

April 15: Kevin Morby's Singing Saw will have a limited pressing of dark green vinyl.  Morby has drawn critical acclaim from NPR, Pitchfork, KEXP and Stereogum.

Also April 15: John Carpenter's Lost Themes II on purple & white swirly (mmm...swirly) vinyl. 

April 22 will bring more showers and...Motörhead indie exclusives!  ADA Distribution has some green, gold and red vinyl pressings of their latest Bad Magic.  Give Lemmy a respectful send-off with these collectables.

Also that day a WHITE vinyl version of Toronto's post-punkers The Greys' Outer Heaven on Carpark records.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Some Indie Exclusives...for YOU

Some indie exclusives comin' your way---like Record Store Day only not.

Feb. 12 -  Kid Rock's Kid Rock 2LP on orange vinyl and Cocky on turquoise vinyl
Feb. 19  - Lake Street Dive has a new one on colored vinyl
Feb 26 - Mackelmore's The Unruly Mess I've Made  on cassette.  yes, cassette.
March 4 - Prince Rama Xtreme Now  on black/neon green starburst vinyl
March 11 - Lucius' Good Grief has an indie exlusive on translucent blue vinyl with proceeds going to Oxfam America.  Touring now with Portland's Pure Bathing Culture!
March 18 - Damien Jurado Visions Of Us on the Land 3LP deluxe: 2 black & one white vinyl
April 1 - no foolin'!- Explosions in the Sky The Wilderness indie-exclusive, 2LP red/white vinyl.
        Also The Last Shadow Puppets' Everything You've Come To Expect deluxe colored vinyl with bonus 7"
         Yeasayer-  Amen & Goodbye  on transparent gold vinyl
         Blake Mountain -  IV   2LP white vinyl
         Bleached -  Welcome To The Worms black/white vinyl

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Start Your Ear Off Right! With Rhino!

We have some great vinyl coming in Jan. 19 from the hilarious but very serious and professional folks at Rhino Records!  With purchase you'll get a swell 2016 Rhino calendar while supplies last.

Bad Company Rock N Roll Fantasy: The Very Best Of Band Company (180g 2LP)
The Blue Man Group Giacometti/Ready To Go (7")
The Cars The Cars (Translucent Blue LP)
Cibo Matto Viva! La Woman (180g Orange Opaque LP)
Devo Freedom Of Choice (Red White & Blue Starburst LP)
Grateful Dead Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA 11/10/1967 (180g 3LP)
The Monkees Cereal Box Records (4 7" Flexi Collection)
The Monkees Complete Album Collection (10CD box)
The Replacements Hootenany (LP)
The Replacements Let It Be (LP)
The Replacements Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash (LP)
The Replacements Stink (LP)
The Temple City Kazoo Orchastra Some Kazoos (Burgundy 7")
The Velvet Underground Live At Max's Kansas City (180g 2LP)
The Velvet Underground Live At Max's Kassas City (CD)
Various Artists The Complete Stax/Volt Singles 1959-1968 (9CD Box Set Reformat)
Various Artists Jackie Brown: Music From The Miramax Motion Picture (180g Yellow LP)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Pink Vinyl - Ten Bands One Cause

Last year during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, RED Distribution, retail stores, artist and label partners raised nearly $30,000 for Gilda’s Club NYC by contributing proceeds from selling pink vinyl select artists.

 Additionally Hard Candy and Spotify worked together to provide a Ten Bands One Cause playlist that featured music from these artist and $1 for every subscriber to the playlist went to Gilda’s Club NYC. 

In 2015, a new crop of artists and labels are coming to the table to grow this campaign way passed what we did last year. Run The Jewels, Sturgill Simpson, Joey Bada$$, Al Green (the first pressing of The Belle Album in 30 years), Between The Buried & Me, Chet Faker, Pierce The Veil, Primus, Clutch (a brand new album specifically for this campaign) and Ingrid Michaelson combine for nearly 20 million album sales in the US, around 8 million Facebook followers, 2, million Twitter followers and more.
This contribution (along with others) allowed for Gilda’s Club to provide hundreds of free workshops, lectures and more to their members in 2014 Gilda’s Club was floored by our contribution. Customers found out about Gilda’s Club for the first time and posted on social media their awesome pink vinyl.

They will release their pink vinyl titles on September 29th 2015. These releases will be limited to a one time pressing.  

Everyday Music will carry these titles for the cause!  The downtown PDX store will play the album selections all throughout the day and we'll have CUPCAKES! PINK CUPCAKES while they last, so make sure you stop in early on the 29th!   Plus, you know that Run The Jewels will fly out the door.