Cats Purring Mystic Saloon

We’re DJing at Proud Larry’s THIS FRIDAY, August 15! We’ll be joining Dent May and Carson Culver on the decks.  We’ll be kicking the night off in the first slot starting around 9 or so.  OH YEAH! IT’S FREE!

See a video flyer for the event right HERE.

Jimmy is leaving :(

Jimmy Cajoleas at the store

We’re sad to see our buddy and co-worker Jimmy Cajoleas leave Oxford.  He’ll be heading to New Orleans in early August.  Jimmy has been working at The End of All Music since we opened in March 2012 and he’s been the lifeblood of the shop.  You may remember him on Record Store Day morning ringing up everyone’s purchases with a sleepy-eyed grin and making great, enthusiastic comments like, “this is great!,” and “they just keep on coming!”  Jimmy is responsible for all the punk records in the store too. You’re welcome Black Flag fans.  He’s also responsible for us stocking that Refused reissue when it came out (see above photo).  He’s also the reason we’re now Swans fans.  Jimmy always has the one punk record on the Staff Picks shelf–it’s usually a young band with the un-jaded energy of taking over the world three chords at a time (I think most recently it’s been White Lung).  Jimmy is the clerk on Sunday that’s always there for you.  He loves to talk about Todd Rundgren records, your girlfriend/boyfriend dumping you, horror films, books, or pretty much anything else and above all he’s just a nice dude.  We’re losing a good one when Jimmy leaves, so come by the shop the next few Sundays and say farewell.  We’ll miss you, Jimmy! Good luck in New Orleans!

-The End of All Music

JULY SINGLES SALE!

JULY SINGLES SALE FLYER FOR WEB

Need to fill a jukebox? Want to dip your toe into the world of 45 collecting? Got a DJ gig coming up? This is the perfect opportunity to get some great records at a great price.

Support the Blues Trail

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We just got our new Blues Trail car tag in! It’s a beauty.  The Blues Trail car tag is one of the many ways you can help support one of the most important causes our state has to offer.  The Blues Trail is extremely important for the continued education of one of the most important musical heritages in the world.  It’s also an excellent tourism attraction for the state of Mississippi. We need to do all we can to keep the Blues Trail going.  And if you’re ever in Oxford, check out our very own Blues Trail markers;  “Documenting the Blues” at Ole Miss and “Oxford Blues” on the Square!

We also have Blues Trail maps and blues festival calendars in the shop if you’d like more info.  THEY’RE FREE! You can also check out www.MSBluesTrail.org for more info.

LP of the Month: Lewis “L’Amour”

l-amour-deluxe-vinylUPDATE: THEY FOUND LEWIS!

Light in the Attic’s latest reissue from the wild world of quiet synth music is here!  Who the hell is this Lewis guy? The liner notes do a fantastic job at answering this question while the man still seems so mysterious.  Look at that album artwork.  It’s hard to tell what the music is actually going to sound like and I promise you that you’ll never guess.  But drop the needle on this mystical record and pouring out of your speakers comes the most mesmerizing, quiet, heartbreakingly sweet synth folk music ever put to tape…at least that’s a possibility.  How was this lost in the ether for so long?  What else is out there like this? These are valid questions but for now we have Lewis and his “L’Amour” LP, and that suits us just fine.  The record comes housed in a beautiful gatefold sleeve with even more photos of our boy Lewis, and those aforementioned liner notes, which make for some fine reading while basking in the synth/acoustic guitar cashmere blanket of a record this is.  We highly recommend adding this to your summer playlist and letting it carry you through all the changing seasons to come.  Wherever you are Lewis, thank you!

Vinyl Night at Cups Coffee Shop!

***UPDATE: Buy anything at CUPS tonight during our vinyl night hang sesh, bring the receipt to the record store tomorrow and get 15% OFF any purchase! Receipt must be from tonight (7/15/14) after 8 p.m. Thanks, and see you there!***

We’re pleased to announce “Vinyl Night,” which we’ll be hosting with our friends at Cups: An Espresso Cafe over on West Jackson Ave.  Starting Tuesday, July 15 at 8 p.m. we’ll be spinning some of our favorite new and old records while sipping on coffee and hanging out.  We’re also encouraging folks to bring their own favorite records to play.  So grab a record and come chill with us at Cups on Tuesday, July 15th.  We’ll be there most of the night spinning records and talking about whatever.

We’ll be hosting “Vinyl Night” on the second Tuesday of each month, so if you can’t make it this time just come next time.  We may also be doing some promotions and give-aways as well…just for a little extra incentive to come. 

Vinyl Night at Cups for web use

We will be closed Friday, July 4th

The shop will be CLOSED Friday for the 4th of July

We will be open 10 a.m. ’til 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 5th

Normal hours (noon-5 p.m.) on Sunday, July 6th

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PUJOL live in-store show July 18th!

pujolNashville’s PUJOL is coming to play our shop on Friday, July 18 at 5:30 in support of his sophomore album, KLUDGE, which is out now on Saddle Creek Records.

PUJOL will be playing a full show later that night at Lamar Lounge just down the street.

Read an interview with Daniel Pujol over at Consequence of Sound. 

You can also check out a profile on Pujol and the new record over at the Nashville Scene website.

Listen to a track and watch a video over on Brooklyn Vegan’s website.

Pujol’s website can be found here with lots of info.

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New Madrid In-Store Show Friday, July 11th!

new madrid Athens, GA band, NEW MADRID, will be playing a FREE in-store show on Friday, July 11 at 5 p.m. in support of their new record, “Sunswimmer,” which is out now on Normaltown Records.

The band will be playing a full show later that night at Proud Larry’s.  Get tickets here.

Band bio: From just south of the Appalachian Mountains, in the rolling hills of Athens, GA., comes the roaring young four-piece, New Madrid. Following the critical acclaim of their 2012 independently released album Yardboat, the band signed with Normaltown Records and promptly began work on their sophomore album Sunswimmer.

Recorded during a cool, rainy July, under the direction of David Barbe (Deerhunter, Drive-By Truckers), the aural landscapes forged in Sunswimmer become almost palpable. Combining reverb-drenched vocal harmonies, soaring underwater noise and floating, meandering melodies, the sounds don’t exit the speakers as much as they condense and hang in the air like the humid Athens summer that birthed them.

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