BEACH HOUSE - Depression Cherry - Sub Pop
Beach House is Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally. They have been a band for over a decade, living and working in Baltimore, MD. Depression Cherry is their 5th full-length record. This record follows the release of their self-titled album in 2006, Devotion in 2008, Teen Dream in 2010 and Bloom in 2012. Depression Cherry was recorded at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana from November ’14 through January ’15. This time period crossed the anniversaries of both John Lennon’s and Roy Orbison’s death. In general, this record shows a return to simplicity, with songs structured around a melody and a few instruments, with live drums playing a far lesser role.
YO LA TENGO - Stuff Like That There - Matador Records
Rare is the band that can cover themselves. Rarer is the band that would even think of it and rarer still is a band that would return to the conception and re-imagine its first breakthrough record. Someone may have read recently that old quote about how “in not knowing history one is doomed to repeat it.” There’s not another band that I know that is less doomed than Yo La Tengo. As stated previously, the album features covers from bands other than themselves: The Cure, Hank Williams, The Lovin’ Spoonful and more. Stuff Like That There, a 14 song collection of covers, originals and reworking(s) happens to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Yo La Tengo’s landmark 1990 album, Fakebook.
FOALS - What Went Down - Warner Bros
All of the truly transformative and era-defining albums have grappled with questions that are a world away from the bland bleatings of homogenized pop. Permanence and impermanence, life and death, solitude, vulnerability, intimacy, passion, rage, humanity - weighty issues that make demands of the people creating that music, and of all those who listen to it, too. What Went Down confronts these issues head-on.
THE PAPER KITES - Twelvefour - Nettwerk Records
Australian indie-folk outfit The Paper Kites release their sophomore album, Twelvefour on Nettwerk Records. Produced by Phil Ek (Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses), it is the follow up to the band’s debut album States. Written entirely between midnight and four in the morning, twelvefour is a concept record that explores the theory that an artist’s creative peak lays within these hours. The Paper Kites’ music has been featured on numerous television shows including ABC’s Forever and Grey’s Anatomy, as well as The CW’s Reign.
HERMITUDE - Dark Night Sweet Light - Nettwerk Records
The Australian duo Hermitude have become genre trendsetters. 2012’s HyperParadise went platinum in Australia, and the group received Australia’s Music Prize—which identities the “Most Outstanding Creative Australian Album of the Year.” 2015 sees them make a veritable splash stateside at festivals including Lollapalooza, Governor’s Ball, SXSW, Lighting In A Bottle, and more. Most importantly, their fifth full-length album, Dark Night Sweet Light debuted at #1 on Australia’s ARIA album chart. Dark Night Sweet Light is a proper introduction to a worldwide audience.
MAD SEASON - Live At The Moore [Vinyl] - Sony Legacy
Originally released on Columbia as a home video on August 29, 1995, Mad Season: Live At The Moore will be available in a collectible 2LP 12" gatefold package with new liner notes penned by Mad Season drummer Barrett Martin especially for this 20th anniversary edition. The 2LP edition of Mad Season: Live at The Moore features live versions of "River Of Deceit," "Wake Up," a blistering cover of John Lennon's "I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier" and more.
ATLAS GENIUS - Inanimate Objects - Warner Bros
Warner Brothers Records release Inanimate Objects, the new album from Atlas Genius. The album features the euphoric first single "Molecules."
FAMILY OF THE YEAR - Family Of The Year - Nettwerk Records
On September 4, Family Of The Year will release the highly anticipated self-titled studio album via Nettwerk Records. Recorded in Berlin and back home in Los Angeles, the alt-rock foursome delivers an exciting musical progression with a more electric sound than previous releases. Taking on new subject matters, the band’s assorted instrumentation and lyrical arc are emblematic of the last three years on the road and finding success here and abroad.
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.
VINYL TUESDAY: CREATING MID-WEEK STORE EXCITEMENT WITH TUESDAY RELEASES.
IN RECORD STORES ON TUESDAY AUGUST 25th!
CZARFACE - Ka-Bang! (Feat. MF Doom) [10 Inch Picture Disc]
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Music Millennium’s Customer Appreciation BBQ is now in its 23rd year. Held in the parking lot at 32nd & E. Burnside, approximately 1500 people show up each year to enjoy the food, live music, entertainers, and prizes. This year we will be serving yummy eats and drinks from our sponsors: Ninkasi Brewing, Hot Lips Pizza, Fire On The Mountain, La Buca, Pix Patisserie, Dave’s Killer Bread, Crema Bakery, Staccato Gelato, Kerns Kitchen, Elephants Delicatessen, Portland Beverage Company, Alma Chocolates, Secret Aardvark Sauces, Migration Brewing, and Whole Food Market. We will additionally be selling delicious barbecue meat plates from Laurelhurst Market for only $5. Everyone will have a chance to spin the Wacky Wheel of Wonder and win great prizes like autographed posters and albums from bands like Death Cab For Cutie, Jackson Browne, Royal Blood, Tori Amos, Will Butler & others, plus Music Millennium T-shirts, gift certificates and more!
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.
HANK MOBLEY QUARTET - Hank Mobley Quartet
Hank Mobley Quartet is the debut album by jazz saxophonist Hank Mobley. Released in 1955 on Blue Note Records, Hank Mobley Quartet (10”) will be reissued on 10” vinyl as part of the Blue Note Authorized Dealer program schedule of releases. Also features Art Blakey.
Also out on May 26:
Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland, Vol 1
Grant Green - I Want To Hold Your Hand
Bobby Hutcherson - Components
Elvin Jones - The Ultimate
Medeski, Martin & Wood - End Of The World Party (Just In Case)
Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land
We've already got our first customer in line for tomorrow, AKA Record Store Day 2015!!! Open early at 8 AM, we'll have over 500 limited edition vinyl releases, gift bags for the first 1000 shoppers, and live performances from Dawes at 6pm and Fred & Toody of Dead Moon at 8!! Don't miss out!! #RSD15 #vinyl #portland #pdx #livemusic #pdxmusic
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.
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!
Music Millennium Greg Glover