Monday, December 2, 2013

Free Music!

For a limited time you can get a 35 track sampler album (full tracks...not just snippets) from ADA Music Distribution!  Just click the link below for their Best Of 2013 tracks from Neko Case, Superchunk, Steve Earle, Blood Orange, Mavis Staples, Postal Service, Major Lazer, Toro y Moi & more.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Inside Llewyn Davis vinyl soundtrack-- incredible one-day sale!

Nov. 5:  TODAY ONLY you can get the soundtrack on vinyl for the new movie from the Cohen brothers (Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou) on vinyl for $5.98!  That's right, $5.98 at participating Everyday Music stores. (phone first!)

Inside Llewyn Davis is  about a young singer in the '60s Greenwich Village folk scene. (rumor has it it's based on Dave Van Ronk).  The movie stars Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan and John Goodman.  The music was produced by T Bone Burnett and features Punch Brothers, Marcus Mumford and Justin Timberlake.

A concert version of the music from the movie took place in late September in NYC and will be shown on Showtime starting in December.  The concert features Conor Oberst, Patti Smith, Gillian Welch, Jack White, Avett Brothers, Joan Baez & more.   Movie opens December 20.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Indie Exclusive Alert -- Wooden Shjips

November 12 sees the release of a new Wooden Shjips called Back To Land. We'll have a bonus 7" as well as a limited-edition LP pressed on green vinyl and a die cut slipcase! It'll include a download coupon.

".... one of the most melodic voyages the band has ever embarked upon." - Pitchfork

Monday, September 23, 2013

Nirvana's 20th Anniversary of "In Utero" vinyl is here!

The vinyl version of Nirvana's 20th Anniversary Edition of In Utero has arrived.  The 3-lp set features the original album remastered at Abbey Road on 2 lps at high fidelity 45 RPM, plus a 33 1/3 LP of remastered B-sides and mixes. All on 180 gr vinyl. Also out now on a single cd remastered, or a 2xcd deluxe edition with the B-Sides etc., OR a 3CD + DVD box set with more than 70 remastered, remixed, rare & unreleased recordings.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sebadoh prize pack giveaway!

In conjunction with the upcoming Sebadoh release Defend Yourself on Sept. 17 we will be giving away a cool prize pack to one lucky customer!  Like us on Facebook and stay tuned on how to win.  The prize includes a special 10" ep, the full-length release itself on RED vinyl w/a bonus 7" and a SIGNED BY LOU BARLOW poster than you can put up in your locker.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Charles Bradley in-store autograph signing

Soul singer extraordinaire and Daptone Recording artist Charles Bradley will be at the Portland Burnside store Saturday Sept. 7 to sign copies of his new, awesome, old-school soul album Victim Of Love

Bradley performs later that night (billed with Shuggie Otis!) as part of Music Fest NorthWest at the Crystal Ballroom right across the street.

So stop by, say hi, get an autograph, listen to the album and then git yourself to the show!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Upcoming Exclusives

Only at your local record store!
Neko Case's new record comes out Sept. 3 (she plays MFNW that very day here in Portland! Yay.)  Taking a cue from the Fiona Apple "let's name the album something super long" school of thought...It's called The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You. 
There will be a limited-edition deluxe vinyl with 3 bonus tracks and gatefold package.  There is an etched side "D" and a tattoo sheet and it includes the cd of the album as well.  Limited! Means get there on street date for your copy.  They'll go fast.

ALSO scheduled...
 a bootleg version to come out a week prior to street of the new studio album from YUCK. It's called Glow & Behold.  The "bootleg" is limited to 500 pressed and scheduled to be released Sept. 23.  

Regular version of the album out Sept. 30.  Check out the Pitchfork announcement and a video here:

Friday, August 9, 2013

Upcoming Indie Exclusives!

Not Just For Record Store Day Anymore!
Here's what you can look for comin' up:
Volcano Choir Repave  Clear vinyl, limited-edition (400!) includes digital download.  Out Sept. 3

Sebadoh Defend Yourself   Red colored vinyl + bonus 7" with album outtakes "Imminent Emergency" and "No Wound" also limited to 400 pressings.  Digital download included. Out Sept. 17

Monday, July 15, 2013

Burnside Open--alternate entry

The sky is not falling.  Parts of the facade above the entry at the downtown PDX store began falling onto the sidewalk last week...big concrete chunks.  There is now a barrier basically around the ROCK (no pun intended) side entrance so you don't get bonked on the head.  Please enter through the far west doors...the ones regulars know as the "VINYL" entrance, or the JAZZ & CLASSICAL.  You can walk thru the inside passageway for now from there to get to the cd/rock side.

Sorry for the inconvenience.  It should only be a couple of days.  And look up. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Superchunk Indie Exclusive

Hey old-timers.  Your favorite Sub Pop band has a new album comin' out.   Superchunk! It's called, appropriately, I Hate Music, and ADA Distribution is releasing an indie-store only vinyl edition.  It's a deluxe 150-gram vinyl and it's FLUORESCENT ORANGE !

There is a bonus 7" pressed on white vinyl with two non-album tracks exlcusive to the single. There is a download coupon too, and an I Hate Music stencil.

Only 1000 pressed, so get to the store early on street!  Comes out August 20.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Exclusive Sigur Rós Vinyl Announced

If I know anything about Sigur Rós fans, this will go fast.  Sigur Rós is releasing a limited-edition vinyl of their new album Kveikur available only at inde record stores (I think the only kind that are left, no?)

It's a 2xLP + 10" bonus EP on heavyweight vinyl with a digital download. Only 1,000 to be pressed.  Due June 18!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Exclusive Vinyl: It's Not Just For Record Store Day anymore

It's not just on Record Store Day that limited-edition vinyl is available to indie stores!  Coming up--

May 14: Vampire Weekend on white vinyl, limited run of 3,000

May 21: In conjunction with The National new release we hope to have a few 12 x 12 printed 4/4 color w/gloss front/matte back posters.  They'll blow your mind. Especially if you're on drugs.

June 4:  The new Queens of the Stone Age Like Clockwork vinyl.  It's a 2LP, 150-gram vinyl with unique reversed cover art.  Also includes a digital download, ya know, so you don't have to play the vinyl and RUIN the collectability.  Only 1,000 pressed.

Canceled!  So sorry.
June 11: Surfer Blood's Pythons will be on a EXTREMELY limited 125-gram colored (color TBA) vinyl w/a bonus cd.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Win a signed copy of the new Phoenix "Bankrupt!" vinyl

Stop in the downtown Portland store Tuesday April 23 at 5 p.m. when we'll be spinning the new Phoenix album and we'll raffle off a signed test-pressing copy of the new album "Bankrupt!"

Very cool. 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Win a cool Invisible Hands art pillow!

Stop in the Seattle store and enter to win this HANDMADE throw pillow featuring the back cover art on the new Invisible Hands!

THE INVISIBLE HANDS is the English translation of the band's original Egyptian Arabic name: El Ayadi El Khafeyya. Taking almost two years to create amidst an unusual and challenging backdrop, this is the brand new project of ALVARIUS B. (ALAN BISHOP of SUN CITY GIRLS). Eleven highly-crafted new songs projected through his typically dark lens of songwriting and a band of brilliant musicians from Cairo, the premier, self-titled CD version of this album is the English language vocals edition (see below) delivered in AB's patented sinister style; drenched in lovely psychedelic folk arrangements and vocal choruses with a nod to what could have potentially been an album that surfaced decades ago but instead found its way into the future superimposed over historic and tumultuous times in the center of the Arab world. The group was established during the summer of 2011 and the album was recorded in Cairo in May of 2012. Band members include CHERIF EL MASRI and AYA HEMEDA (both former members of popular Egyptian group ESKENDRELLA) with drummer MAGUED NAGATI. On a handful of songs, several other players from the Cairo scene are featured including SAM SHALABI (SHALABI EFFECT, LAND OF KUSH) on oud and MOHAMED MEDHAT on violin and viola. All tracks written and sung by Alvarius B. in English. Note: This is the English language CD version of the album. An Arabic language CD version will only be available to purchase in the Middle East. Both English and Arabic language versions will be available for digital download and both versions together will be available as a limited edition 2LP in the very near future.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Downtown Entrance Change

Hey Regulars! We have had to close the passageway between the two big spaces at the downtown store (fire safety).  Don't be alarmed!  It sucks, but basically now there are just two entrances next to each other and you'll have to exit outside to go between spaces.  None of the product has moved, you'll still find on the WEST Side:

new age
easy listening

On the EAST side:
ALL DVDs plus the following CD categories:
Comedy & Spoken Word
Hip Hop
World Music
You'll have to purchase items or ask an employee to transfer them before leaving either space, though.  We don't want it this way, don't ask why it's suddenly changed...the answer is bizarre bureaucratic stuff, but it has to be this way for now.
Thanks for understanding.