UPDATE: The Third Man Rolling Record Store will be coming to the shop for this event. They’ll be selling 5 copies of the limited-edition vinyl of Olivia Jean’s “Bathtub Love Killings.” So get here early to snag a copy!
Olivia Jean will play a free in-store show on Wednesday, October 15 at 5 p.m. in support of her new record, “Bathtub Love Killings,” which was produced by Jack White and released by Third Man Records.
From Third Man Records: Bathtub Love Killings is the debut solo LP from Olivia Jean, the multi-instrumentalist who cut her teeth in the Third Man stable backing folks as varied as Karen Elson, Wanda Jackson and Jack White in addition to fronting the much-loved Black Belles. Jean has accrued a lifetime of experience in a few short years, from highlight performances on The Colbert Report, Conan, Late Show With David Letterman and The Grand Old Opry stage to having one of her songs used as the theme for the television series Elvira’s Movie Macabre.
Produced by Jack White, Bathtub Love Killings showcases Jean as a songwriting force to be reckoned with. Playing damn-near every instrument she could get her hands on, the result is a well-rounded, catchy record that’s chock-a-block full of ear worm moments.
John Darnielle, lead singer of The Mountain Goats, will be reading from his recent National-Book-Award nominated novel Wolf in White Van (FSG). Also on the show, our buddy William Tyler will be playing guitar. William’s latest EP Lost Colony is out now on Merge Records. This is surely one of the best Thacker Mtn. Radio shows of the season! See y’all there!
Thacker Mountain Radio is held at Off Square Books every Thursday at 6 p.m. Get there early to snag a good seat and don’t forget to donate to the cause and buy a book or record!
Read more about John Darnielle’s new book over at the Square Books website.
Girl punk at its best! Coming to our shop on Sunday, September 21 at 3 p.m.! WILD EMOTIONS!
Catch a full Wild Emotions set the night before at the Blind Pig where they’ll be playing with Game Control. Wild Emotions is currently on a short tour before playing a slot at Gonerfest 11! So don’t miss out seeing them in the flesh.
Distaff rockers from the unlikely indie scene of Jackson, MS, Wild Emotions include the talents of guitarist Daphne Nabors (Overnight Lows), keyboardist Chrissy Valentine and bassist Ruby Rogers (both from the notorious Black Belles). The A-side is an organ-powered slice of gothic garage, creepily effective at that, while the B, in its chaotic, dissonant, fuzzed-out gleeful romp, definitely lives up to its title. Somebody put these gals on barnstorming tour with The Cynics and watch the sparks fly. (—by Fred Mills)
We’re pleased to announce a free in-store performance by Luke Winslow-King on Friday, September 26 at 5 p.m. Luke’s new record Everlasting Arms comes out on September 30th via BloodshotRecords but we’ll have copies in time for the in-store show, so you have the chance to grab his new album before anyone else!
“Winslow-King processed his classical training and life experiences into a boiled-down live, almost improvised, sound that seamlessly melds Delta blues, gospel and jazz themes with personal, simplified lyrics that speak to his personal and artistic evolution. It also makes for one heck of a road trip companion.” –NY Times
A fresh design from J. Burwell adorns our latest record tote bag. You can probably fit 10-15 LPs in these babies. Limited Edish. Free when you spend $100 or more on records. $12 each otherwise. Look cool.
Travel magazine, Departures, recently published an article written by record store buddy, Marc Smirnoff, entitled “The Litarary Charm of Oxford, Mississippi.” Marc was kind enough to mention the record store in the travelogue amongst some of our favorite places to hang in Oxford! Thanks for the shout out!
“The End of All Music is now one of my favorite haunts for vinyl in the South, but unlike your typical dungeon of a record store, it is clean, well lit and spiffy enough for dates.”
Read the full article here and plan your trip to Oxford asap.
2014 is shaping up to be a pretty strong year for new records and some excellent reissues…and it’s only August! These past few weeks we’ve seen some of the strongest releases of the year with new stuff from Ty Segall, J Mascis, New Pornographers, Shovels & Rope, FKA Twigs, Spoon, Twin Peaks, Pallbearer, David Kilgour, and lots, lots more. We figured it’s time to get some perspective on the year as we go into the final quarter, so here’s a list of some of our favorite records (both new and reissued) of the year…so far! Stay tuned for our complete list sometime in January.
Our favorite new LPs of 2014…so far:
-The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream (Secretly Canadian)
-Spoon They Want My Soul (Loma Vista/Republic)
-Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire for No Witness (JagJaguwar)
-Circulatory System Mosaics within Mosaics (Elephant 6/Orange Twin)
-Eno/Hyde High Life (Warp)
-David Kilgour & the Heavy 8′s End Times Undone (Merge)
-Sharon Van Etten Are We There (JagJaguwar)
Some of our favorite reissues of 2014…so far:
-Lewis L’Amour (Light in the Attic)
- The Soul of Designer Records CD Set (Big Legal Mess)
-Rowland S. Howard Pop Crimes (Fat Possum)
-The Clean Anthology Vinyl set (Merge)
-Craig Leon Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music (RVNG)
-Bob Dylan Complete Basement Tapes (we know this isn’t out yet but it’s surely to be one of the best records of the year…we’ll have all 3 versions–6CD, 2CD, 3LP–when it comes out in November!)
…and the most underrated/overlooked record of 2014 so far:
-Twin Peaks Wild Onion (Grand Jury)
We know we’re leaving some great records out, but we still have time to get it right before the year is up…so stay tuned!
We are excited to announce the triumphant return of Aphex Twin with the release of the all new album SYRO on Tuesday, September 23rd from Warp Records. As a part of the celebration (did you see the blimp!?!) for the upcoming release, we have these indie-exclusive pre-order cards to reward anyone that pre-orders the new LP from our shop. The new LP is $34.99. This is similar to the Boards of Canada pre-order we did last year.
The cards will give you a secret URL to a Syro dedicated site with lots of goodies…only available from this pre-order campaign.
So, come in the shop, pre-order your copy of SYRO, get a download card, go home and play on the internet. Then when the album drops just bring your receipt and the card back to the store to pick up your copy. This will also guarantee you a copy of the record so you don’t have to worry about it selling out!