Exclusive Ben Folds Five Vinyl

Exclusive Ben Folds Five Vinyl

On the 24th of March Ben Folds Five will re-release their classic album Whatever & Ever Amen on Remastered Vinyl for the first time since the original 1997 release.  But we have an Exclusive Limited Edition 180gm Orange Vinyl available for you right now!  Don’t hesitate as there are only 600 copies pressed of the limited edition.  

Exclusive to Department Of Record Stores the much celebrated album is r
emastered on 180 gram orange vinyl, pressed at GZ in the Czech Republic and features the original artwork and inner lyric sheet.

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New Release Round-Up 02-24-15

Devo - Hardcore Live 

Devo - Hardcore LiveDEVO - HARDCORE LIVE! - MVD Audio
 captured live in Oakland, performing early experimental tracks. No matter how messy, beginnings are exciting. Especially when what happens next endures the test of time. For Devo the beginning happened in the basements and garages of Akron, Ohio. The songs they wrote were raw and unfiltered with no commercial intent. They called it Hardcore Devo. Performing 21 oddities, intercut with poignant stories told by Mark, Jerry and Bob 1, this program is a tribute to the departed Bob ""Bob 2"" Casale. The release is available on CDVinylBlu-ray & DVD.

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Certified 16x platinum in the U.S., the commercial success of Physical Graffiti was equaled by its critical reception. Generally regarded as one of the greatest double albums of all time, the original 15 tracks represent a creative tour de force that explores the band’s dynamic musical range, from the driving rock of “Custard Pie” and acoustic arrangement of “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp” to the Eastern raga of “Kashmir” and funky groove of “Trampled Under Foot.” The Remastered Packages include Original Remastered 2CDDeluxe Edition 3CDOriginal Remastered VinylDeluxe Edition Vinyl & Super Deluxe Edition Box Set.     

KID ROCK - FIRST KISS - Warner Bros.
Following the success of 2012’s “Rebel Soul” and the accompanying “$20 Best Night Ever Tour,” Kid Rock wasted no time getting back to work in the studio. The massive touring on the last album cycle allowed Kid Rock to play in front of over 550,000 people in one summer, and left him energized to write and record new material without taking much of a break. First Kiss signals the continued evolution of one of music’s most versatile performers. 

Sour Soul is the collaborative album from Toronto jazz/hip-hop band Badbadnotgood and Staten Island rap champ Ghostface Killah. Inspired by 1960s and 70s music - taking inspiration from the recording techniques and production of that era, and eschewing sampling in favour of live instrumentation, BBNG with producer Frank Dukes have created a dramatic, cinematic musical staging for Ghostface’s vivid storytelling. Sour Soul also features guest spots from MF DOOM, Elzhi (Slum Village / J Dilla), Danny Brown and prodigal new rapper Tree (Project mayhem). 

Fashawn - The Ecology

FASHAWN - THE ECOLOGY - Mass Appeal Records
Fashawn - The EcologyWest coast rapper Fashawn is set to release his long-awaited sophomore album, The Ecology. Fashawn’s distinctive talent captured the attention of Nas, who brought him out during a sold-out showcase at SXSW 2014. This album, executive produced by Nas, will not only showcase his raw lyricism but also highlight his versatility as a songwriter. 
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Wind In Sails - Morning Light

Wind In Sails - Morning LightWIND IN SAILS - MORNING LIGHT - Equal Vision Records
Wind In Sails
 is the solo project moniker of Newport, RI’s Evan Pharmakis. After parting ways with Vanna in 2012, Pharmakis began working on his folk-tinged acoustic guitar ballads that are the heart and soul of Wind In Sails. The new album Morning Light brings to mind Passenger, Good Old War, and Butch Walker. 
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Like A Storm - Awaken The Fire

Like A Storm - Awaken The FireKnown as one of the hardest working bands out there, Like A Storm fought hard to be heard. The New Zealand brothers came to the United States knowing no one, and built a diehard and devoted fan-base by tirelessly touring to promote their debut album, The End of the Beginning with top acts such as Alter Bridge, Shinedown & Creed. In the midst of that whirlwind, the road served as the foundation for their forthcoming sophomore set, and first album for Another Century Records, Awaken the Fire.  
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The Agonist - Eye Of Providence

The Agonist - Eye Of ProvidenceTHE AGONIST - EYE OF PROVIDENCE - Century Media
Over the course of three full-lengths, The Agonist have proved they’re no “flavor of the week”. Through great songs, hard work, and an ardent fanbase, the Montreal-based five-piece quickly established themselves as torchbearers of a new generation of Canadian metal. Throughout the last decade, The Agonist spread their respective wings wide, touring with an array of notable artists, including Danzig, Kamelot, Corrosion Of Conformity, Enslaved, Kittie and Epica. 
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Ensiferum - One Man Army

Ensiferum - One Man ArmyEnsiferum's "One Man Army", the primarily analog-recorded long player, was tracked between September and November of 2014 with award-winning producer Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine etc.) at Astia-Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland and boasts eleven heroic victory psalms. Commended by Outburn Magazine for songs that are consistently "epic" in scope with a "reliance on catchy melodies," Ensiferum's crushing "One Man Army" serves as the follow-up to 2012's critically-lauded "Unsung Heroes" full-length and comes shrouded in the stunningly detailed, mythological cover craftings of renowned illustrator Gyula Havancsák (Annihilator, Tyr, Elvenking, Stratovarius etc). 

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Torche - Restarter
Camper Van Beethoven - New Roman Times
Iron & Wine - Archive Series Volume No.1
Rob Zombie - Spookshow International Live
Taking Back Sunday - Hapiness Is: The Complete Recordings
Falling In Reverse - Just Like You
Chris Brown & Tyga - Fan Of A Fan: The Album
Melanie De Biasio - No Deal: Remixed By Giles Peterson
THEESatitisfaction - Earthee
Emile Haynie - We Fall
Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise
Mahalia Barnes - Ooh Yea! The Betty Davis Songbook
Hot Sugar - Gods Hand
The Airborne Toxic Event - Dope Machines
Uriah Heep - Live At Koko
Alien Ant Farm - Always and Forever
JJ Grey & Mofro - Ol' Glory

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Cheatahs - Sunne EP
David Bowie - Young Americans: 40th Anniversary

For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

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All Time Low - In-Store Acoustic Show

All Time Low - In-Store Acoustic Show

Pre-order the new All Time Low Album Future Hearts on CD or Vinyl and receive a wristband for guaranteed entry to The All Time Low In-Store Appearance & Acoustic Performance Saturday April 4th at 1pm. And receive an Exclusive All Time Low Poster.

“Online wristbands for this event are now sold out. Wristbands are still available at our physical store locations while supplies last.”

All Time Low - Future Hearts

CD - SALE PRICE $9.99 

Vinyl - SALE PRICE $18.98

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As part of their Anniversary celebration, Blue Note will issue a series of vinyl reissues every month, one of which you’ll exclusively find first here at your Blue Note Authorized Dealer. 


Elmo Hope Quintet, Volume 2 (10-Inch Re-issue)


Originally released in June of 1954, The Elmo Hope Quintet’s Volume 2 will be reissued on 10” vinyl on February 24, 2015. Part of the Blue Note Authorized Dealer program schedule of releases, Volume 2 features Elmo Hope on piano and Art Blakey on drums. Volume 2 is comprised of six, hard bop tracks. 

Also out on February 24:

Sonny Rollins - Newk's Time  
Don Cherry - Complete Communion
Robert Glasper  - Double Booked
Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Volume 2

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Celebrating the 70th Birthday of Bob Marley

Bob Marley - 70th Birthday Celebration

With a legendary and ever-lengthening list of accomplishments attributable to both his life and music, Bob Marley advocated for social change while simultaneously allowing listeners to forget their troubles and dance.

Bob Marley would have turned 70 this Month, so the reggae singer's family is marking the milestone with a year-long celebration of his music and legacy. 

For the first time, the Marleys are granting Universal Music Group access to its extensive and private vaults of previously unreleased music to make for stocked reissues, video releases and new live albums. 

Kicking off the celebration, Universal will be releasing Easy Skanking in Boston '78 on February 17. The c
lassic unreleased Live Audio and Video spectacle (available on CDCD w/Blu-ray & CD w/DVD) includes over an hour of music, featuring some of Bob Marley's biggest hits: I Shot The Sherriff, Jammin' and Get Up/StandUp. 

Since only one camera filmed the action (the cinematographer was forced to change rolls during the performance), the gaps on the visual side have been filled with new cutting edge animation created and directed by S77 and Matt Reed, who have worked on music videos for artists like Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Cee Lo Green. 

Universal intends to announce more new Marley collections and deluxe editions of some of his most enduring LPs, featuring unreleased bonus material, throughout 2015 and you can check out some of the key moments from his amazing catalogue right here.

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As a store who has a particular focus on Blue Note artists, we are very proud to announce that we have teamed up with Record Store Day and the legendary Blue Note Records to celebrate their 75th Anniversary year by signing on at the creation to become a BLUE NOTE AUTHORIZED DEALER.  Blue Note will be reissuing 100 titles from their legendary catalog over the course of the year, and as a Blue Note Authorized Dealer (BNAD), we will be the place to find those reissues, as well as a monthly EXCLUSIVE reissue, which you can find first, and for a limited time ONLY at Blue Note Authorized Dealers. Blue Note Records devotees and folks wanting to learn more about this celebrated label will want to seek out these special releases. 

The 75th Anniversary celebration is being personally guided by Blue Note Records President Don Was, and this big fan of record stores was also involved in the creation of BNADs:  

“It's impossible to overstate the beauty of the serotonin and dopamine rush that one experiences by browsing thru a REAL live Record Store! Speaking as a music fan, I'm so grateful to the independent retailers who've kept this tradition alive. The history of Blue Note is inextricably interwoven with these incredible stores... It's a great honor and a very natural progression for us to partner-up with them in this uber-cool Authorized Dealership program.”

Check out the list of Blue Note Authorized Dealer releases and the special Anniversary reissues HERE.

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