Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Exclusives on vinyl~comin' your way

Upcoming exclusives out on August 28 from our pals at ADA Distribution:

Motörhead! That's right, I know where the umlaut key is.  Metal Gods release Bad Magic on 180-gram colored vinyl w/cd AND digital download...that's THREE versions for one low price of $20.  Pressing only 2,000 of these, so first come first serve.

Defeater Abandoned  Indie exclusive on Coke-bottle clear vinyl (whatever that is!) includes download card.  Only 500 made!

Tamaryn Cranekiss limited-edition vinyl, only 300 pressed, includes 24-page booklet.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New Releases are changing to TGI FRIDAYS!!!

In case you haven't heard...starting next week Street Date for new releases will now be FRIDAYS!  Just like the movies.  It's a huge change and adjustment for us...new releases have been on Tuesdays for as long as any of us can remember. SO!  There are a couple of stragglers on July 6 next week, and the rest will come out on July 10 and then Fridays from then on.  Record Store Day, which coordinates our big day in April as well as the Black Friday indie-exclusive releases, are toying with the idea of releasing their titles on Tuesdays still...giving record stores a little edge on the internet.  ANYWAY....adjust your shopping days!


http://pitchfork.com/news/59914-record-industry-will-adopt-friday-as-global-release-day-beginning-july-10/


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Upcoming Indie Exclusives: For Your Listening Pleasure

Upcoming Indie-store only exclusives...limited-edition and all that...

Heartless Bastards Restless Ones will have a limited number on clear vinyl (w/download card) coming out June 16.  (Not sure why the album image says "Gates Of Dawn"--but that's what they gave me...?)




Also due: punk rockers Refused have a new one due June 30 called "Freedom" and we'll have a limited amount of that on clear vinyl...also comes with a download card.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Upcoming Indie Exclusives--like Record Store Day without the lines

So indie labels release special indie-only, limited-edition stuff year round FYI! No lines, no hassle...just pop in on release day and it's likely you'll score.

May 12 brings special white vinyl from The Tallest Man On Earth's Dark Bird Is Home
 as well as

Surfer Blood 1000 Palms in blue/white swirly vinyl.  Swirly!  Watch it go 'round and 'round on your turntable for endless fun.

Blanck Mass Dumb Flesh 2xlp clear vinyl - limited edition.

Comin' Up May 19: my man, my hero PAUL WELLER's Saturns Pattern cd/dvd package, or 180gr red vinyl w/download code.


 Also May 19: Hot Chip Why Make Sense? deluxe 2LP
Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love on pink vinyl

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Record Store Day fun!

First off, thanks to ALL the swell bands that showed up on Record Store Day to DJ and perform and to all the great customers who came to shop, eat, and hang out!  It made for a fun day at the ol' record store, which is what it's all about Charlie Brown.
Here's some photos from the goings-on at the downtown PDX store.  THANKS to photographer Alex Edmunds.  MORE photos on our Facebook page. 

 Hooded Hags DJ-ing.
Thomas Lauderdale of the beloved Pink Martini.
The Shivas !

Legendary Dandy Warhols.
Laura Veirs (& Tucker Martine) do the DJ thang.

Edna Vazquez (center) poses with the Von Trapp kids!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Record Store Day is a-comin!

We'll have all (okay, most) of those special RSD releases for ya!  We know, it's gotten a little out of control, but it's still a great day to get out and find some cool releases, chat with your fellow vinyl aficionados, have some coffee and maybe check out some local heroes playing DJ or...just playing! 

The downtown store has some great musicians stopping thru, including Thomas Lauderdale, the Von Trapps, The Dandy Warhols, Laura Veirs & Tucker Martine, Summer Cannibals & more.  Stay tuned for details.

Here's the list of stuff you can hunt for on APRIL 18!  recordstoreday.com has all the details.

#rsd15






http://www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases

Monday, March 9, 2015

Indie Exclusives! Not just for Record Store Day.

Comin' up: Indie Exclusives from The Mountain Goats and Toro Y Moi. 

"Beat the Champ" from The Mountain Goats will be available in a limited-edition 3LP gold, green and red colored vinyl + digital download for arounnd $30. Street Date April 7.



Toro Y Moi will have a limited-edition blue & white starburst vinyl the same day.