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New Release Round-Up 05-19-15

Faith No More - Sol Invictus 

Faith No More - Sol InvictusFAITH NO MORE - Sol Invictus - Ipecac Recordings Faith No More - Sol Invictus
The music of Faith No More has lived through five presidents, endless wars, economic booms and busts, global meltdown and revolutionary rebirths. Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, the hardedged group’s hybridized sound has scored the soundtrack to a time of change, and now in the 21st century, the legendary band has evolved once more to return with a powerful new album, Sol Invictus, and a new focus.
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BRANDON FLOWERS - The Desired Effect - Island
Almost five years since the release of his critically acclaimed solo debut, Flamingo, Brandon Flowers' solo return follows a time of continued huge success with his band The Killers, who released the global chart-topping album Battle Born in 2012, as well as the greatest hits collection Direct Hits in 2013, selling out the likes of Wembley Stadium and Madison Square Garden while continuing to headline major festivals around the world. 

Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear - Skeleton Crew

Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear - Skeleton CrewMADISEN WARD AND THE MAMA BEAR - Skeleton Crew - Glassnote Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear - Skeleton Crew
Already receiving widespread notice, the acclaimed duo recently made their network television debut on the 'Late Show with David Letterman' performing the records first single, 'Silent Movies.' Additionally, in advance of SXSW, NPR Music featured the band in their 'Austin 100' playlist, asserting, 'Timeless, mother-son roots-folk, on the brink of ubiquity.' Produced by Jim Abbiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys), the 12-song album was recorded in Nashville during the winter of 2014-15.
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PAUL WELLER - Saturns Pattern - Parlophone
The new album was recorded in Weller's own Black Barn Studio and produced by Jan "Stan" Kybert (Oasis, Bjork, Massive Attack, etc.).Weller and Kybert have worked together extensively in the past on albums such as Sonik Kicks(2012),As Is Now(2005),Studio 150(2004) and Illumination (2002). Saturns Pattern is available in a variety of formats: Standard CD, Deluxe CD/DVD set, vinyl album, and Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set with CD/DVD/vinyl album.The digital formats are available in standard and deluxe editions with the deluxe edition featuring previously unreleased bonus tracks.

HOT CHIP - Why Make Sense? - Domino
With Why Make Sense?, Hot Chip restate their intentions as a band and redefine the very things that made them relevant in the first place. It shuns modernist dancefloor tropes in order to flick through the dusty corners of the band’s teenage record collections. Alternately jarring and chaotic, pared back, thundering, then pulsating and gloriously mellifluous, the album confidently displays its influences.

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TesseracT - Odyssey / Scala

Tesseract - Odyssey / Scala TESSERACT - Odyssey / Scala - Century MediaTesseracT - Odyssey / Scala
TesseracT officially burst on the scene in 2011 with their debut album, One. Touring with the likes of Devin Townsend, Protest the Hero and Between the Buried and Me helped make them one of the most successful breakthrough acts in the progressive metal genre. 2013’s Altered State was nominated for the Progressive Music Award’s ‘Album of the Year.’
Video Available 

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

The Helio Sequence - The Helio Sequence
Murs - Have A Nice Life

Twenty One Pilots - Blurryface
Jamie Foxx - Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad - Bright Days
Idlehands - Dena Mora
Bhi Bhiman - Rhythm & Reason
Whitesnake - The Purple Album
Christian Lopez Band - Onward
Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds - The Weather Below
Darrell Scott - Ten
Nelson - Peace Out
The Milk Carton Kids - Monterey
Kopecky - Drug For The Modern Age


& More .....

The Relationship - Oh Allen
Allen Stone - Freedom
Dawes - Right On Time
Barenaked Ladies - Duct Tape Heart


UPCOMING RELEASES

Eilen Jewell - Sundown Over Ghost Town

Eilen Jewell - Sundown Over Ghost TownEILEN JEWELL - Sundown Over Ghost Town - Signature Sounds
Honesty, confidence, and respect permeate Eilen Jewell's music, dating back to her self-released Boundary County album in 2006. Since then, the Boise native has recorded five studio albums for Signature Sounds with her road-tested touring band, and two more as a member of the Boston-based gospel-charged Sacred Shakers, which includes that well-oiled band at its core.

As hard as it is to categorize Jewell's music terms like alt-country, roots-rock, country-noir, and Americana get used a lot it's even harder not to become thoroughly enraptured by the singer/songwriter's powerful versatility, musical stories, and images. And that gorgeous voice makes you feel like she's singing just for you, out on the breezy back porch or by a crackling campfire. She does so much, so well.

Sundown Over Ghost Town's twelve original songs reflect on recent changes in Jewell's life including the birth of her first child and returning to her hometown of Boise, Idaho. The music has a western feel evoking wide open spaces with the generous use of pedal steel and organ.
Early Listen Available Video Available

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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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New Release Round-Up 05-12-15

New Releases - 12 May 2015 

RHETT MILLER WITH BLACK PRAIRIE - The Traveler - ATO Records
Rhett Miller, lead singer of boozy raucous rockers The Old 97 s, releases his new solo album 'The Traveler'. Recorded with Black Prairie (members of The Decemberists ) and produced by Chris Funk, The Traveler showcases a relentless and seemingly ageless songwriter honed by years on the road.

EMMYLOU HARRIS & RODNEY CROWELL - The Travelling Kind - Nonesuch
The Travelling Kind follows the longtime friends' first duet album, 2013's Old Yellow Moon, which won Best Americana Album at the 56th annual Grammy Awards as well as two awards at the 2013 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Show, for Album of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year. The album also debuted at #4 on the Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.

SURFER BLOOD - 1000 Palms - Joyful Noise Records
1000 Palms marks a return to Surfer Blood's DIY ethos. Abandoning the big time studio, the band decided to head back home to self-record and self-produce their third full-length album. Free of major-label-influence, Surfer Blood has delivered a uniquely compelling album, unlike anything in their catalog. The story of 1000 Palms began on January 1st 2014, after playing a New Year's show in Portland, OR. The band decided to stick around for the rest of the month, renting a practice space and sorting through a backlog of ideas. By February, as their lease ran out, Surfer Blood had recorded demos for most of the tracks that are now featured on their third LP.

SNOOP DOGG - Bush - Sony
Snoop Dogg's new album is Bush, available this week. The album is entirely produced by friend, fellow-innovator, and Grammy Award-winner Pharrell Williams, and is the latest offering from one of music's most prolific and revered trendsetters. 

INCUBUS - Trust Fall (Side A) EP - Island
The new EP by Incubus on Island Records in 2015, marks 20 years since the release of their indie debut album in 1995, Fungus Amongus. Incubus went on to release six studio albums on the Epic/Immortal label (the last three produced by Brendan O Brien), achieving RIAA gold, platinum and multi-platinum success; as well as five live albums. Four of their songs have hit #1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, including Drive (2000, also Top 10 Pop), Megalo-maniac (2003), Anna-Molly (2006), and Love Hurts (2008).

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Roisin Murphy - Hairless Toys

Roisin Murphy - Hairless ToysROISIN MURPHY - Hairless Toys - PIAS America Roisin Murphy - Hairless Toys
Formerly of early ‘00s dance-pop favorites Moloko and creator of some of that decade’s most adventurous solo electronic music albums, the unmistakable Rosin Murphy returns with her new album Hairless Toys. For once the clichés of “eager anticipation” and “welcome return” are not misplaced. Her first album in 8 years, Hairless Toys is a career defining tour de force. Tipping its hat to the dark disco of European house music, Casablanca Records and Grace Jones, while seamlessly taking in the freedom and organic spirit of jazz and gospel.
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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs
The Tallest Man On Earth - Dark Bird Is Home
Icky Blossoms - Mask
Urban Cone - Polaroid Memories
Leonard Cohen - Can't Forget: A Souvenir Of The Grand Tour

Steve Aoki - Neon Future II
Hinder - When The Smoke Clears

Abandon Kansas - Alligator
After The Fall - Dedication
Pitch Perfect 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Juan Wauters - Who Me?
Patrick Watson - Love Songs For Robots



& More .....

Muse - Dead Inside / Psycho


UPCOMING RELEASES

Faith No More - Sol Invictus

Faith No More - Sol InvictusFAITH NO MORE - Sol Invictus - Ipecac Recordings Faith No More - Sol Invictus
The music of Faith No More has lived through five presidents, endless wars, economic booms and busts, global meltdown and revolutionary rebirths. Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, the hardedged group’s hybridized sound has scored the soundtrack to a time of change, and now in the 21st century, the legendary band has evolved once more to return with a powerful new album, Sol Invictus, and a new focus.
Video Available

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Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear - Skeleton Crew

Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear - Skeleton CrewMADISEN WARD AND THE MAMA BEAR - Skeleton Crew - Glassnote Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear - Skeleton Crew
Already receiving widespread notice, the acclaimed duo recently made their network television debut on the 'Late Show with David Letterman' performing the records first single, 'Silent Movies.' Additionally, in advance of SXSW, NPR Music featured the band in their 'Austin 100' playlist, asserting, 'Timeless, mother-son roots-folk, on the brink of ubiquity.' Produced by Jim Abbiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys), the 12-song album was recorded in Nashville during the winter of 2014-15.
Early Listen Available Video Available 

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TesseracT - Odyssey / Scala

Tesseract - Odyssey / Scala TESSERACT - Odyssey / Scala - Century MediaTesseracT - Odyssey / Scala
TesseracT officially burst on the scene in 2011 with their debut album, One. Touring with the likes of Devin Townsend, Protest the Hero and Between the Buried and Me helped make them one of the most successful breakthrough acts in the progressive metal genre. 2013’s Altered State was nominated for the Progressive Music Award’s ‘Album of the Year.’
Video Available 

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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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BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES 28 APR 2015

BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES 28 APR 2015

BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES
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. 

STREET DATE APRIL 28

Horace Silver Quintet - Horace Silver Quintet [Blue Note Dealer Exclusive]

HORACE SILVER QUINTET Horace Silver Quintet

Recorded in 1954 for Blue Note, Horace Silver Quintet (10”) was originally released in March of 1955. This title will be reissued on 10” vinyl as part of the Blue Note Authorized Dealer program schedule of releases. 

Also out on April 28:

Cecil Taylor - Conquistador!
Joe Henderson - State Of The Tenor, Live At The Village Vanguard Vol.1
Horace Silver - The Cape Verdean Blues
Curtis Fuller - The Opener
McCoy Tyner - Time For Tyner
Herbie Hancock - The Prisoner

 
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Record Store Day 2015

Record Store Day 2015

The Big Day you have all been waiting for is happening this Saturday (April 18th) and we know you are all as excited as we are.  As always, there are some great releases this year and if you have not already made your list and etched the artwork in your mind ready for the hunt, you can check out the full list of releases here on our site or of course you can check recordstoreday.com for more details.  Note: We have no guarantee over which releases we will have available and how many, but feel free to contact us to see if we have ordered any particular release.

Of course Record Store Day is not just about the releases, it is a day to celebrate Independent Record Stores and we hope that you will be joining us for the whole day as we will have lots of great celebrations going on.

See you all soon and good luck.

 
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BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES 23 MAR 2015

BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES 23 MAR 2015

BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES
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. 

STREET DATE MARCH 23

Jutta Hipp - New Faces – New Sounds From Germany (10-Inch Re-issue)

JUTTA HIPP New Faces - New Sounds From Germany

Recorded in Frankfurt, Germany, the Jutta Hipp Quintet’s New Faces – New Sounds From Germany was originally released in April of 1954. This title will be reissued on 10” vinyl on March 24, 2015 as part of the Blue Note Authorized Dealer program schedule of releases. 

Also out on March 23:

Freddie Hubbard - Blue Spirits  
Kurt Elling - Flirting With Twilight
Grachan Moncur III  - Evolution
Sonny Rollins - Volume 1
Wayne Shorter - Night Dreamer

 
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A New Millennium Shopping Experience - You Can Help!

We hit our goal thanks to all of you! We are going to keep it going till Saturday when our Kickstarter ends. Today we are serving refreshments from 3 till 7pm compliments of Migration Brewing and New Belgium. We have the Lonely Wild playing a free live performance at 6pm. Greg Glover and Biscuit will be on hand to say hello. Keep spreading the word and we will have some exciting changes for you to see in the near future.

Whats next? The amount above our goal will go to improvements to the store. We have the ceramic tile roof which needs repaired too. We might get lucky and be able to do that roof also. After Record Store Day, we will begin plans to re- roof the store and begin with the plans for the coffee, beer and wine bar.

We will be sending out reward certificate in April and will have the T-shirts and Pint Glasses in house by May 1st. I will contact all of you in the near future with other rewards. The private dinner concert will be at our good friend Tony Starlights in the next couple months. I look forward to taking those backers to a show that were able to make that level of donation also. I promise we will have a great night! Plus the private house concerts....I'll make it a great night for you with one of Portland's finest talents.

Again, I can't thank you enough!

Terry Currier

Music Millennium Greg Glover

 
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Music Releases 05-18-15

Faith No More - Sol Invictus Faith No More - Sol Invictus
New CD: $14.98   $13.99
Video Free Stuff
The music of Faith No More has lived through five presidents, endless wars, economic booms and busts, global meltdown and revolutionary rebirths. Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, the hardedged group’s hybridized sound has scored the soundtrack to a time of change, and now in the 21st century, the legendary band has evolved once more to return with a powerful new album, Sol Invictus, and a new focus.
Brandon Flowers - The Desired Effect Brandon Flowers - The Desired Effect
New CD: $14.99   $13.99
Free Stuff
Brandon Flowers has confirmed he will release his new album, The Desired Effect, on May 19th, 2015 on Island Records. Almost five years since the release of his critically acclaimed solo debut, Flamingo, Flowers' solo return follows a time of continued huge success with his band The Killers, who released the global chart-topping album Battle Born in 2012, as well as the greatest hits collection Direct Hits in 2013, selling out the likes of Wembley Stadium and Madison Square Garden while continuing to headline major festivals around the world. The release of The Desired Effect will be preceded by a smattering of club shows and select festival dates further into the spring.
Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear - Skeleton Crew Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear - Skeleton Crew
New CD: $11.99
Video
Already receiving widespread notice, the acclaimed duo recently made their network television debut on the 'Late Show with David Letterman' performing the records first single, 'Silent Movies.' Additionally, in advance of SXSW, NPR Music featured the band in their 'Austin 100' playlist, asserting, 'Timeless, mother-son roots-folk, on the brink of ubiquity.' Produced by Jim Abbiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys), the 12-song album was recorded in Nashville during the winter of 2014-15.
Paul Weller - Saturns Pattern Paul Weller - Saturns Pattern
New CD: $13.99   $12.99
Warner Bros. Records/ Parlophone are proud to announce the signing of one of the most important and influential artists of his generation or any other, Paul Weller. The new album was recorded in Weller's own Black Barn Studio and produced by Jan "Stan" Kybert (Oasis, Bjork, Massive Attack, etc.).Weller and Kybert have worked together extensively in the past on albums such as Sonik Kicks(2012),As Is Now(2005),Studio 150(2004) and Illumination (2002). Saturns Pattern will be available in a variety of formats: Standard CD, Deluxe CD/DVD set, vinyl album, and Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set with CD/DVD/vinyl album.The digital formats will be available in standard and deluxe editions with the deluxe edition featuring previously unreleased bonus tracks.
Hot Chip - Why Make Sense? Hot Chip - Why Make Sense?
New CD: $13.98   $12.99
With Why Make Sense?, Hot Chip restate their intentions as a band and redefine the very things that made them relevant in the first place. It shuns modernist dancefloor tropes in order to flick through the dusty corners of the band’s teenage record collections. Alternately jarring and chaotic, pared back, thundering, then pulsating and gloriously mellifluous, the album confidently displays its influences.
TesseracT - Odyssey / Scala [w/DVD] TesseracT - Odyssey / Scala [w/DVD]
New CD: $19.98
Video
TesseracT officially burst on the scene in 2011 with their debut album, One. Touring with the likes of Devin Townsend, Protest the Hero and Between the Buried and Me helped make them one of the most successful breakthrough acts in the progressive metal genre. 2013’s Altered State was nominated for the Progressive Music Award’s ‘Album of the Year.’
The Helio Sequence - The Helio Sequence The Helio Sequence - The Helio Sequence
New CD: $13.98   $12.99
The self-titled sixth album by The Helio Sequence began with a friendly competition. Several of the duo’s friends within the Portland, Oregon music scene had been playing “The 20-Song Game.” The rules were simple, playful and ambitious: Songwriters would arrive in their studios at prearranged times and spend all day recording 20 complete songs. When they were finished, they’d have a party, listen to the results and talk about the process of simply making music in the moment.
Murs - Have A Nice Life Murs - Have A Nice Life
New CD: $18.99
Destined to be one of the most talked about albums of the year, with production by Mayday, Grammy-nominated producer Jesse Shatkin and tracks like "Okey Dog", "No More Control", "Mi Corazon" and "Black Girls Be Like", Have A Nice Life is a stellar addition for longtime fans of MURS and a mind-blowing introduction to new fans, from an artist that takes Strange Music to an entirely different level.
Twenty One Pilots - Blurryface Twenty One Pilots - Blurryface
New CD: $13.99   $12.99
Blurryface is the fourth studio album by American duo Twenty One Pilots. featuring the lead single, "Fairly Local". According to lead singer Tyler Joseph, the album is entitled Blurryface after the character of the same name (created by the band). According to Joseph, he "represents all the things that I as an individual, but also everyone around, is insecure about."
Jamie Foxx - Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses Jamie Foxx - Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses
New CD: $14.99   $13.99
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad - Bright Days Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad - Bright Days
New CD: $13.98
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad follows up Steady - their Billboard Reggae Chart topping release from late 2014 - with an Americana/jam/country album that is the true sequel to their 2012 album Country. Recorded concurrently with Steady, again work­ing with producer Craig Welsch (10 Ft. Ganja Plant), BRIGHT DAYS features this unique band further es­tablishing themselves as the only reggae band that can moonlight sounding like American Beauty-era Grateful Dead, The Band, and early Neil Young. The record features a harmonica guest spot from G. Love (a fan of the band) on Humboldt County Gold.
Idlehands - Dena Mora Idlehands - Dena Mora
New CD: $13.98   $12.99
Dena Mora is the debut full-length from San Diego experimental indie-rock band Idlehands. The group’s signature sound brings to mind such artists as Minus the Baer and Circa Survive.
Bhi Bhiman - Rhythm & Reason Bhi Bhiman - Rhythm & Reason
New CD: $12.98
Bhi Bhiman is an American singer/songwriter. His music has drawn a wide range of comparisons from Rodriguez and Woody Guthrie to Nina Simone and Bill Withers. Bhiman credits his upbringing – the son of Sri Lankan immigrants, growing up in St. Louis, MO – for his diverse s ound. An accomplished guitarist and clever lyricist, it is Bhiman’s striking voice that tryly sets him apart.
Whitesnake - The Purple Album Whitesnake - The Purple Album
New CD: $14.99   $13.99
WHITESNAKE deliver a major surprise to their fans with 12th studio album, The Purple Album. Comprised of songs from the three Deep Purple studio albums that David Coverdale appeared on, Burn, Stormbringer and Come Taste The Band, the album is a respectful tribute to Coverdale s former colleagues who started him on his musical journey over 40 years ago.
Christian Lopez Band - Onward Christian Lopez Band - Onward
New CD: $12.98
Hailing from rural West Virginia, Christian Lopez is a 19-year-old singer, songwriter and musician, blessed with the soul of an Appalachian mountain bluegrass musician fifty years his senior. On his full-length debut album, Onward, the young artist emulates the sound produced by the region’s resident pickers and strummers, impressively melding his influences into something modern and indefinably his own.
Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds - The Weather Below Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds - The Weather Below
New CD: $12.98
The Catskill Mountains hid rock n’ roll’s best kept secret for almost 18 years. Then in 2008, singer and songwriter Arleigh Kincheloe said goodbye to her hometown hideaway and moved to New York City to start Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds. In the years since, the group has performed more than 600 shows, released two full-length albums and an EP produced by Randy Jackson (American Idol), and enchanted tastemakers ranging from The Wall Street Journal and LA Times to Glamour, USA Today, and The New Yorker. They have shared the stage with such heavyweights as Gov’t Mule, Dr. John, Trombone Shorty, The Avett Brothers, Counting Crows, and Galactic, and have turned audiences into believers through appearances on the festival circuit at Bonnaroo, Firefly, Hardly Stricktly Bluegrass, Voodoo Music Experience and many more.
Darrell Scott - Ten Darrell Scott - Ten
New CD: $13.98   $12.99
In the last 3 months of Ben’s life I started sending iPhone recordings of me singing a song of his – the first iphone recording, “I’ve Gotta Leave You Now,” closes this album – this recording is what Ben heard – he loved it.. (what I wanted was for Ben to hear his songs coming toward him rather than only from him – for a writer, it is an important perspective: to hear songs with 1 degree of separation – like you’re hearing someone else’s songs.)
Nelson - Peace Out Nelson - Peace Out
New CD: $15.99
On September 29th, 1991 NELSON reached #1 on the US Single Charts with debut single "(Can't Live Without Your) Love And Affection.' Their music has stood the test of time and now 24 years later, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson explore fresh creative territory with their 7th album: 'Peace Out.' The new album follows in the same musical vein and inspired songwriting that established them as stars in the early '90s!
Cain's Offering - Stormcrow Cain's Offering - Stormcrow
New CD: $15.99
CAIN S OFFERING is the brainchild of Finnish guitarist/songwriter Jani Liimatainen (founding member of Sonata Arctica). Joining Jani on the band s second album are STRATOVARIUS members Timo Kotipelto and Jens Johansson plus Jonas Kuhlberg on bass and Jani Hurula on drums. A MUST for fans of European hard rock and power metal.
The Milk Carton Kids - Monterey The Milk Carton Kids - Monterey
New CD: $17.98   $15.99
Contest
With their third album Monterey, The Milk Carton Kids have evolved their signature sound into its purest essence. Writing on the road, sitting around after shows in green rooms and hallways, these duo found themselves finishing and editing each other s songs, resulting in a batch of songs where, for the first time in the band s career, friends and family cannot tell who wrote what. And for all the attention the duo received for combining into one voice, on Monterey we finally hear the singers as distinct; the acclaimed harmonies move farther apart so that the quirks and kinks of two individual identities emerge, the harmonies all the while remaining lush and soaring, their beauty all the more apparent for the showing of their scars.
Holly Herndon - Platform Holly Herndon - Platform
New CD: $14.98
Holly Herndon has become a leading light in contemporary alternative and electronic music by fearlessly experimenting within the outer reaches of dance music and pop songwriting structures. A galvanizing statement, Platform cements Herndon’s reputation as a unique musician with a singular voice. Born in Tennessee, but reared on music abroad, Herndon broke out from her formative years in Berlin’s minimal techno scene to repatriate to San Francisco, where she currently lives and studies as a doctoral candidate at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). Herndon’s debut album Movement, released in 2012, showcased Herndon’s fascination with trance and the disjunctive sampling techniques pioneered by avant-garde composition. Offering what Herndon describes as “a rupture, a paradisic gesture”, Platform is an optimistic breakthrough for Herndon, an appeal for progress, and a step toward new ways to love.
Kopecky - Drug For The Modern Age Kopecky - Drug For The Modern Age
New CD: $11.99
Kopecky are thrilled to announce their second album, Drug for the Modern Age, set to be released on May 19 via ATO Records. The new record takes the many shake-ups the band s endured over the past few years and turns them into inspiration for groove-driven, melody-heavy alt-pop that s intensely emotional and exhilarating
Kelsea Ballerini - The First Time Kelsea Ballerini - The First Time
New CD: $13.98
Hailing from Knoxville, TN, Singer/Songwriter Kelsea Ballerini moved to Nashville, TN at age 15 to chase the dream of becoming a songwriter. At age 19, Kelsea signed a publishing deal with Black River publishing in 2013. Later that year, Kelsea signed a record deal with Black River Entertainment and her single “Love Me like You Mean It” from her debut album, The First Time.
Weedeater - Goliathan Weedeater - Goliathan
New CD: $13.98
The infamous rock outlaws Weedeater return with ‘Goliathan,’ their long-awaited new album. ‘Goliathan’ is the crossroad where true Southern rock/metal meets raw humor and old religion, and embodies the bands trademark shuffle and swagger rightly. Syrupy slow riffs are buoyed by canyon deep bass and some of the hardest-hitting drumming since Keith Moon. Full-on bruiser “Cain Enabler,” “Claw of the Sloth,” and the aptly-named “Bully” demonstrate that ‘Goliathan’ is vintage Weedeater and the soon-to-be gold standard of Southern sludge metal.
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! - Get Lost Find Yourself Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! - Get Lost Find Yourself
New CD: $14.98
Named after the 80’s classic adventure movie “The Goonies,” French pop punkers, Chunk! No Captain Chunk’s music vacillates between two different extremes, crazy catchy pop-punk melodies into pummeling and potent hardcore. CINCC have a well-earned reputation for shaking the rafters at the venues in which they play, the band has an impressive tour resume including A Day to Remember, Motionless in White, Blessthefall, and 2 full summers on the Vans Warped Tour. There’s good times ahead, courtesy of Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
The Story So Far - The Story So Far The Story So Far - The Story So Far
New CD: $10.98   $9.99
The Story So Far’s new self titled album cements them as seminal band in today’s punk rock community. Their previous two albums have sold a combined 100,000+ units with their combined catalog consistently moving 700+ units a week. The self titled album was produced and engineered by close friend Sam Pura at The Panda Studios, the man that worked on their previous two LPs. It showcases the band’s unique approach to pop punk with very obvious hip hop influence throughout the record. Taking a year off of the main stage of Vans Warped Tour, The Story So Far will be headlining all major.
Cheerleader - The Sunshine Of Your Youth Cheerleader - The Sunshine Of Your Youth
New CD: $13.98
Cheerleader follow up 2014’s On Your Side EP and their UK-only “Perfect Vision” 7 with their first full-length album. The Sunshine of Your Youth is the debut from Philly-based Cheerleader. NYLON called them “the love child of Passion Pit and St. Lucia.” NME listed the band in their Top 10 new bands of 2014, saying “[Cheerleader] recall New Order at their most addictive,” while KCRW said Cheerleader’s music is “giddy, triumphant world-conquering optimism. This is straight up power pop.” Songwriters Joe Haller and Chris Duran are joined by keyboardist and guitarist Josh Pannepacker, drummer Carl Banner and bassist Paul Impellizeri to create their undeniably anthemic freshman effort, The Sunshine of Your Youth. The album is 10 tracks produced and mixed by Mark Needham (Imagine Dragons, Tokyo Police Club).
Froth - Bleak Froth - Bleak
New CD: $14.98
Sophmore album of psychedelic power pop gems!!! Play it LOUD!!
Vaadat Charigim - Sinking As A Stone Vaadat Charigim - Sinking As A Stone
New CD: $15.98
The Relationship - Oh Allen [Vinyl Single] The Relationship - Oh Allen [Vinyl Single]
New Vinyl: $9.98
Various Artists - 20 Years Of Henry Street Various Artists - 20 Years Of Henry Street
New CD: $29.98
Barbarossa - Imager Barbarossa - Imager
New CD: $13.98
Entrails - Obliteration Entrails - Obliteration
New CD: $13.98
Entrails were officially signed by Metal Blade Records in March of 2012. Entrails played numerous festival shows in the summer (like Party.San and Summer Breeze) and started recording their Metal Blade debut album in September. The recordings were finished by the end of the year and the material got sent to Dan Swano once again for mixing and mastering. “Raging Death” finally got released in May of 2013. After the release Pontus Samuelsson replaced Mathias Nilsson on guitars and the band became more focused than before. Jimmy moved his studio into the woodshed where it all began in the 90s. The new/old surrounding inspired Jimmy to write material like never before, several songs were written during the fall of 2013. One of the new songs ended up on a 7”, “Berzerk”, that was released in January of 2014 via Metal Blade. The B-side featured a cover song of Swedish Heavy Metal legends Heavy Load.
Secrets Of The Sky - Pathway Secrets Of The Sky - Pathway
New CD: $13.98
Oakland, CA natives, Secrets of the Sky, have signed with Metal Blade Records & are set to unleash their sophomore album Pathways in the summer of 2015! The psychedelic, doom act released “To Sail Black Waters” through Kolony Records in late 2013. The album was incredibly well received and Decibel Magazine declared that it “overflows with that rare quality of sounding familiar while remaining wholly unique… Do not miss this.” Popular blog Metal injection took describing the band’s sound to task and said “Imagine if you tossed Neurosis, more recent Immortal, and Porcupine Tree into a blender… It’s an awesome fucked up mix.” Decibel Magazine, MetalSucks.net, Teeth of the Divine, Metal Insider and almost a dozen more, placed To Sail Black Waters on their Best of 2013 lists as the band was embarked on a tour that took them throughout the US for half of that year.
Strikeforce - Elegant Steel Strikeforce - Elegant Steel
New CD: $6.98
Hard rock band STRIKEFORCE continues to be a viable entity in the music scene today. STRIKEFORCE is influenced by some of the very best in the business including Led Zeppelin, Scorpions, and Van Halen. STRIKEFORCE IS A PAST Grammy nominated band.
Du Blonde - Welcome Back To Milk Du Blonde - Welcome Back To Milk
New CD: $14.98
Du Blonde is the artistic reincarnation of the artist, Beth Jeans Houghton, and Welcome Back To Milk is the first album to be released as Du Blonde. Whilst her 2012 album Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose was a standalone piece of polymath pop, 25-year-old Houghton, has constantly evolved and reinvented herself – a musical and aesthetic chameleon always playing by her own rules. Much of the forthcoming album, including the first single, "Black Flag" was produced by Bad Seed and Grinderman member Jim Sclavunos, whose previous production credits include The Jim Jones Revue and The Horrors.
Coal Chamber - Rivals Coal Chamber - Rivals
New CD: $13.98
U.S. nu-metal legends Coal Chamber took a hefty 13-year break but before they went on hiatus, they thrilled thousands of fans worldwide with the wickedest of all grooves that churned out 90s anthems like Loco and Big truck . Frontman Dez Fafara went on to reach superstardom with DevilDriver, but there`s nothing like old love: Rivals is Coal Chamber`s fourth album and has been produced by Mark Lewis (Whitechapel, DevilDriver). Behold: the trademarks of the band encounter exciting and mature songwriting; all adding up to one furious comeback!
Shilpa Ray - Last Years Savage Shilpa Ray - Last Years Savage
New CD: $14.98
God Damn - Vultures God Damn - Vultures
New CD: $13.98
Dropped like a pipe-bomb into the British rock scene, Wolverhampton band God Damn have spent the last three years nailing audiences to the walls with their sonic blasts of glorious noise. Yet their debut album Vultures offers more than just machismo, bombast and bluster. There is nuance and melody. Purpose and meaning. Heartfelt intent
Grateful Dead - Truckin' Up to Buffalo: July 4, 1989 [Vinyl] Grateful Dead - Truckin' Up to Buffalo: July 4, 1989 [Vinyl]
New Vinyl: $207.99
A classic July 4th Grateful Dead concert is brought to life on audiophile-grade, heavyweight vinyl for this deluxe 5LP set. Drawn from arguably the band's strongest tour of their last 15 years on the road, Truckin' Up To Buffalo features the entire concert at Rich Stadium on July 4, 1989. Favorites include "Bertha," "Touch Of Grey," "Man Smart, Woman Smarter," "Morning Dew," and the quintessential Fourth of July song, "U.S. Blues". At the band's request, the audio was mastered by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering. Lacquers were cut by Grammy Award winner, Bernie Grundman. The five LPs come housed in a lavish hardbound vinyl folio-book. Each copy of this limited edition set is individually numbered with a gold-foil stamp.
Fool's Gold - Flying Lessons Fool's Gold - Flying Lessons
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Flying Lessons is the follow-up album to 2011’s Leave No Trace, which saw a multitude of positive reviews from sources such as Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound, SPIN, and NPR. Fool’s Gold has spent much of the past few years on the road, including appearances at Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds, and ACL Fest, and highlighted by a 2012 supporting stint with the Red Hot Chili Peppers in arenas across the UK as well as in Tel Aviv for one of the largest concerts in Israel’s history. In 2013, the band eased out of a long, demanding tour schedule to focus on writing new material. With five years of experience behind them, this was the perfect opportunity to further refine the band’s identity and songwriting.
Foreverlin - Still After Foreverlin - Still After
New CD: $11.98
Wyoming based Christian Alternative Rock band Foreverlin formed in 2012. Since that time, they have released two recording projects including an EP and a full length entitled “Long Lost”. The title track from the album gave the band their first national radio single, which charted on the Billboard charts for five weeks. Pando Records will release the bands forthcoming album titled “Still After” on May 19th both physically and digitally. Still After features eleven handcrafted, heartfelt songs that pushed the band not only musically, but also spiritually. Foreverlin’s influences include Copeland, Thrice, Snow Patrol and As Cities Burn, though the band is most often compared to Switchfoot.
While She Sleeps - Brainwashed While She Sleeps - Brainwashed
New CD: $10.99
Tau Cross - Tau Cross Tau Cross - Tau Cross
New CD: $13.98
Tau Cross is a punk/metal supergroup of the highest order. Fronted by Rob “The Baron” Miller, vocalist and bassist of the hugely influential UK metallic-punk band Amebix , and rounded out by a band that features Away from Voivod on drums as well as members of cult crust outfit Mistery, Tau Cross is the natural evolution of Miller’s work in Amebix. Tribal rhythms, searing guitars and Miller’s huge booming voice all set to an apocalyptic atmosphere to create an instant classic that will satisfy the crustiest punks and the blackest metallers.
Valkyrie - Shadows Valkyrie - Shadows
New CD: $13.98
Propelled by the stunning guitar heroics of brothers Pete and Jake Adams, Virginia’s Valkyrie return after a five year hiatus to deliver ‘Shadows’, one of the year’s best guitar-driven heavy rock records. Jam packed with harmonized leads, rich solos and melodic, blues based riffs, Valkyrie sound like the perfect blend of Thin Lizzy and Saint Vitus. Where Pete Adams’ other band Baroness focuses more on the proggy and poppy side of metal, Valkyrie is all about southern fried and whiskey soaked hard rockin’ guitar jams. Produced by Sanford Parker (Pelican, Leviathan, YOB), ‘Shadows’ is the perfect summer heavy rock record!!
Rwake - Xenoglossalgia: The Last Stage Of Awareness Rwake - Xenoglossalgia: The Last Stage Of Awareness
New CD: $13.98
Silverstein - I Am Alive In Everything I Touch Silverstein - I Am Alive In Everything I Touch
New CD: $12.98
Silverstein’s newest album, “I Am Alive In Everything I Touch,” is one of the band’s strongest albums to date. These 12 songs are each uniquely crafted to showcase the band’s signature mixture of emotional screams and soaring melodies.
Mariah Carey - #1 To Infinity Mariah Carey - #1 To Infinity
New CD: $14.99   $13.99
Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity is a career-spanning collection including all 18 of Mariah's Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles for the first time ever on CD. The album also includes a breathtaking new single, "Infinity" (co-written and produced by Mariah).
Circuit Des Yeux - In Plain Speech Circuit Des Yeux - In Plain Speech
New CD: $16.98
Haley Fohr s music strikes a unique balance between the personal and universal. As Circuit des Yeux she creates music that embodies the complexity of human emotions, juxtaposing tenderness and grief, ecstasy and horror, using sounds as representations of the emotional spectrum that we all experience. Fohr s striking voice, an impassioned baritone, is the music s centerpiece and guiding force. On In Plain Speech, Fohr is joined by some of the most progressive musicians in the Chicago music community; Cooper Crain (Cave, Bitchin Bajas), Whitney Johnson (Verma), Rob Frye (Bitchin Bajas), Adam Luksetich (Little Scream), and Kathleen Baird (Spires That In The Sunset Rise). Fohr cements her reputation as a fearless songwriter and inventive arranger with this stirring collection of songs that are both gorgeous and emotionally potent.
Dommengang - Everybody's Boogie Dommengang - Everybody's Boogie
New CD: $16.98
Dommengang s music is expansive and driving. The band s songs are propelled by a killer rhythm section and fronted by Sig Wilson, a mainstay of the Pacific Northwest psych scene. He is joined by Brian Markham and Adam Bulgasem, themselves life-long musicians and connected to the DIY scenes on the West and East coasts. While the trio s affection for electric blues and proto-punk bombast is clear, their music abandons traditional song structures and replaces their recognizable tropes with progressive frameworks. The band s debut, Everybody s Boogie pivots between gloriously inventive riffs and fuzzed-out experimentation, a combination so potent that the listener hardly notices that they rarely sing. Wilson has often taken the role of collaborator in bands such as Holy Sons, Castanets, and Scout Niblett, and his experience and skill are on full display on his first record as a leader.
Diamond Youth - Nothing Matters Diamond Youth - Nothing Matters
New CD: $10.98
Nothing Matters, Diamond Youth's debut full length, was produced by Davey Warsop and continues the bands 90's alt-rock influenced sound from their past releases. Taking influence from Weezer, Foo Fighters and Jimmy Eat World, Nothing Matters proves that Diamond Youth have a sound of their own and one that keeps you wanting more.
Tanlines - Highlights Tanlines - Highlights
New CD: $14.98   $13.99
Highlights, the band’s first collection of new material since their critically-lauded debut, Mixed Emotions, in 2012, began in a basement in Pittsburgh and ended in a church in Brooklyn. It trades world music sounds for a more alive, realized approach, the result of Emm and Cohen knowing they wanted to break from their ‘two guys, one screen’ writing style. Influenced by their time spent on the road touring Mixed Emotions, primarily in the States, they reached for the sounds of 90’s New York hip-hop drums, Detroit techno synths, and lots and lots of guitars.
Victorian Halls - Hyperalgesia Victorian Halls - Hyperalgesia
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Meet the highlight of your Summer playlist. After meticulously composing and developing new material, Chicago’s Victorian Halls acquired the mixing talents of Joe Chiccarelli (Beck, The Strokes, U2) to emerge with their sophomore full-length album. The end result is Hyperalgesia, a gritty rock and hook-soaked pop album emphasized by their unique, high-strung theatrical sound. Their debut release, Charlatan, piqued the curiosity of critics and brought dozens of featured placements in films, TV and video games from Ubisoft, MTV, USA, TeenNick, Nascar and SyFy. More elegant than its predecessor, Hyperalgesia bursts forward with clever and contagious anthems. Vibrant synth and illustrious electronic elements included on Hyperalgeisa accentuate Victorian Halls’ ability to create poignant and catchy songs. Hyperalgesia signifies a promising and progressive step forward for Victorian Halls.
Broadside - Old Bones Broadside - Old Bones
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Victory Records is delighted to introduce the freshest faces to join the label, Broadside. Already recognized by Alternative Press as one of the “100 bands you need to know in 2015,” broadside aim to make 2015 a banner year. On their debut full-length album, Old Bones, the Richmond, VA quintet have molded songs that accentuate simplicity, honest emotion and dynamic, gripping hooks. Recorded with producer Kyle Black (New Found Glory, Paramore, All Time Low), Old Bones is chock-full of punch pop-rock jams that beg to be listened to on repeat. Beaming with youthful energy, high ambition and clinging to a strong work ethic, Broadside plan to spend the year on the road supporting Old Bones.
Various Artists - Cargaa 2 [Vinyl] Various Artists - Cargaa 2 [Vinyl]
New Vinyl: $15.98
Total Babes - Heydays Total Babes - Heydays
New CD: $11.98
Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa
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Shamir - Ratchet Shamir - Ratchet
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Shamir is Shamir Bailey, a 20-year-old Las Vegas native who grew up not on the strip but in the desert. His verve for life makes him almost impossible to categorize. As a young musician, he moves in and out of soul, r&b, house, disco, rap, and pop – in the tradition of artists like Prince, Grace Jones, David Bowie, and Madonna. Genre is a tool for Shamir, not a boundary. Or as Shamir would put it, “It doesn’t matter what you sound like – you just have to be you.”
Zedd - True Colors Zedd - True Colors
New CD: $11.99   $9.99
Grammy award winning artist, Zedd, is to release eagerly awaited new album, True Colors, on May 19th through Interscope Records. True Colors first single, I Want You To Know, featuring Selena Gomez, has climbed to No. 1 on Billboard s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and is written/produced by Zedd, with contribution from OneRepublic s Ryan Tedder. Zedd will hit the road in support of True Colors this fall with T-Mobile as the title sponsor of the tour. Zedd s roll-out of the #ZeddTrueColors campaign will allow 50 fans in 10 different cities to listen to a new song from the album and meet Zedd at color-themed events in special locations around the U.S.
The Darjeeling Limited [Movie] - The Darjeeling Limited [Vinyl Soundtrack] The Darjeeling Limited [Movie] - The Darjeeling Limited [Vinyl Soundtrack]
New Vinyl: $23.99
The 2007 Wes Anderson film THE DARJEELING LIMITED starring Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman is notable for its eclectic soundtrack. Set in India, the film incorporates music from the films of acclaimed director Satyajit Ray, scoring from early Indian Merchant-Ivory films, and hits by the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, Peter Sarstedt, and Joe Dassin. The album is now available on 180 gram black vinyl for the very first time.
Talk In Tongues - Alone With A Friend Talk In Tongues - Alone With A Friend
New CD: $11.99   $10.99
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"Alone With A Friend" is the debut album from LA modern psychedelic shoegaze outfit Talk In Tongues. This record demonstrates the band's handle on a wide swath of sounds and textures, and reflects on their influences which range from Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd to early Creation bands like Ride and Jesus and Mary Chain. Though they are certainly well-versed in their sonic predecessors, Talk In Tongues have crafted a sound and an album that is truly their own.
Kamasi Washington - The Epic Kamasi Washington - The Epic
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Saun & Starr - Look Closer Saun & Starr - Look Closer
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Holly Miranda - Holly Miranda Holly Miranda - Holly Miranda
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''Thoroughly irresistible…an utterly undeniable statement of romantic intent. The song may be uncompromising in its insistence, but it's also winning enough in its classic pop structuring, sweet acoustic strumming and matter-of-fact lyrics that Miranda shouldn't reasonably expect much pushback anyway.'' --Spin 3/2/15
Haste The Day - Coward Haste The Day - Coward
New CD: $12.98
Haste The Day will be releasing their first album since 2010 with Coward on May 19, 2015. Since 2004, Haste the Day has been an essential part of the catalog of Solid State Records, with numerous Vans Warped Tour appearances and world tours with hugely-successful metal acts Underoath, As I Lay Dying, August Burns Red, and many others.
The Willis Clan - Heaven The Willis Clan - Heaven
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Family harmonies, ethnic instruments, driving rhythms and soaring anthems all come together to create a new, exciting and awe-inspiring sound in the contemporary music world. The Willis Clan is a family band who have walked the musical path less traveled and kept strong hold of their heritage and roots in Irish and folk music. Now living in Nashville, they have brought forth the long-awaited culmination of their experimental journey to produce a bold, epic album of original material.
The Grahams - Glory Bound The Grahams - Glory Bound
New CD: $10.98
Alyssa and Doug Graham have spent nearly their entire lives exploring music together. Friends since she was 7 and he was 9, they became a couple in their teens, then husband and wife. Along the way they also became the Grahams, a dynamic duo who’ve married their love of adventure with a career as music makers. Their new long-player, the explosive and aptly named Glory Bound, was helmed by Grammy nominated producer Wes Sharon (John Fullbright, Parker Millsap) at his studio in Norman, Okla. And features Fullbright on three songs plus Oklahoma’s Turnpike Troubadours. In conjunction with the release of Glory Bound, The Grahams also recorded a live album, and shot a film, both named Rattle The Hocks and produced and directed by Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars. The vinyl version of this release contains discs with both studio and live tracks.
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Movie Releases 05-18-15

American Sniper [Movie] - American Sniper American Sniper [Movie] - American Sniper
New Blu-Ray: $44.95
Biopic of Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), the most-celebrated sniper in American military history. In the aftermath of 9/11, Kyle decides to serve his country by becoming a Navy SEAL. But with each tour of duty, he grows more detached from his wife and children.
Hot Tub Time Machine [Movie] - Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Hot Tub Time Machine [Movie] - Hot Tub Time Machine 2
New Blu-Ray: $39.99
Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink returns to the helm for this sequel set ten years in the future, when Nick Craig Robinson, Jacob Clark Duke, and Adam Jr. Adam Scott must help Lou Rob Corddry out of a jam in the past.
Orange Is The New Black [TV Series] - Orange Is The New Black: Season Two Orange Is The New Black [TV Series] - Orange Is The New Black: Season Two
New Blu-Ray: $39.97
Nominated for 12 Primetime Emmys® and 4 Golden Globes®, "Orange is the New Black" is a fierce and funny series that follows Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) when a crime she committed in her past sends her to an all-women’s prison with an unforgettable and irreverent group of fellow inmates. Shocking revelations and new arrivals shake up the lives and relationships of Litchfield's prisoners in this highly anticipated second season.
Strange Magic [Movie] - Strange Magic Strange Magic [Movie] - Strange Magic
New DVD: $29.99
STRANGE MAGIC is a music-filled fairy tale about finding true love in the unlikeliest of places. This magical adventure features a host of colorful characters, including a princess who has sworn off love, a dubious villain, a slightly nutty Sugar Plum Fairy, a tenacious elf, a mischievous imp, and a knight who is no Prince Charming. Bring home the enchanting tale the whole family can enjoy today!
Glee - Glee: The Complete Sixth Season Glee - Glee: The Complete Sixth Season
New DVD: $29.98