So ride on over…and just for fun here’s a pic of Liam and his bike. He rides it to work all the time.
So ride on over…and just for fun here’s a pic of Liam and his bike. He rides it to work all the time.
Built to Spill’s new record, Untethered Moon.
This is the first straight rock record we’ve selected for our new Record of the Month Club and it’s pure indie rock at its best. Doug Martsch and company never hold back and this record is no different from some of their classic albums like Keep it Like a Secret, and Perfect From Now On. Untethered Moon is the bands first record since 2009’s There is No Enemy, and we think it’s one of their best yet.
Built to Spill are an American indie rock band based out of Boise, Idaho. They’ve released 8 LPs including many classics while also maintaining an amazing live show throughout their career since starting in the early 1990s.
This new record comes pressed on black vinyl with 500 translucent blue vinyl copies randomly inserted in record stores throughout the country…so hopefully some of you will snag one of the rare blue ones, but we have no way of knowing. We’ll also be including a print of Built to Spill’s Record Store Day exclusive poster featuring artwork from the record packaging. You may find some swag from us in this shipment as well. These will ship out in early May to all of our subscribers, and if you haven’t signed up yet please go here for more details.
“Untethered Moon is arguably the most enjoyable Built To Spill album since 1999’s pivotal Keep It Like A Secret.”
“Untethered Moon, the band’s first album in six years, wastes no time in reaffirming what Built To Spill does”.
-The A.V. Club
“Built to Spill are the AC/DC of indie rock: Their catalog is full of one melancholy LP, jam-packed with guitar pyrotechnics, after another. But frontman and six-string virtuoso Doug Martsch knows how to vary the formula just enough to keep things interesting. On their eighth LP, and first since 2009, Martsch explores 50 shades of disappointment on “Never Be the Same” and “Another Day,” wraps his anxieties up in post-Hendrix guitar swirl on “When I’m Blind” and builds a stomping, Crazy Horse-style jam about forgetting someone close to him on “C.R.E.B.” The album’s consistency is a testament to Martsch’s perfectionism (he scrapped a whole album in 2012) — and for that, we salute him.”
(thats our guy kind of in the middle with the red hat on!)
Now that RSD is in the past and the shop is getting back to normal we wanted to let y’all know about one of the coolest things that happened this year for Record Store Day involving Sir Paul McCartney. Sir Paul sent 109 copies of a rare, autographed, white-label 12″ record of one of his new songs to a select number of record shops around the country. The record was unannounced and was to be placed in the McCartney section of our store on Record Store Day until any unassuming customer found it and purchased it for $9.99! It was probably one of the rarest records to ever come through the shop and it was amazing seeing a hardcore fan of The Beatles find the record on RSD! So a HUGE thanks to Paul McCartney and his crew for letting us be a part of this crazy promotion. This is why we love RSD, because you never know what tricks we’ll have up our sleeve.
Thanks again for everyone that came out and a even BIGGER THANKS to those folks that make it a point to shop at our store all year long. We love you all!
-The End of All Music crew
We’re so humbled to be on this list with some of THE BEST record shops in the South, not to mention some of our favorite places to buy records. Thanks for including us! Read the full write up over at Southern Living right here.
The moment you’ve all been waiting for…
HERE IS OUR 2015 RSD RELEASES LIST!
READ MORE ABOUT OUR RSD PLANS RIGHT HERE!
WE’RE ALSO GIVING AWAY TWO SIGNED ISAAC BROCK (OF MODEST MOUSE!) PHOTOGRAPHS! DETAILS HERE.
We also have tons of FREE stuff to give away including records, shirts, posters, stickers, tote bags, etc. We’ll be raffling off some cool stuff too. So come early and stay late!
…and now, THE LIST:
-BARRY HANNAH “I have no idea what tradition I’m in. Don’t Care” LP (500 copies. There is no limit to how many copies of this record you may purchase on Saturday. Remaining copies will be available on our webstore starting Monday, April 20 at 10 a.m.) READ MORE HERE.
-Gregg Allman 10″ Picture Disc (Concord)
-Ryan Adams “Come Pick Me Up” 7″ single (Pax Am)
-Air “Playgroud Love” 7″ single (Rhino)
-Courtney Barnett Brand New Song 12″ (mom+pop)
-Elvis 78 RPM 10″ record (THIRD MAN RECORDS)
-R.E.M. / Syd Barrett “Dark Globe” split 7″ (Rhino)
-The Black Keys / Junior Kimbrough “Meet Me in the City” split 7″ (Fat Possum)
-Blitzen Trapper “Harvest” LP (Vagrant)
-Blue Mountain Eagle s/t LP (Rhino)
-David Bowie “Changes” 7″ picture disc (Rhino)
-David Bowie / Tom Verlaine “Kingdom Come” split 7″ (Rhino)
-Brand New “Deja Entendu” LP (Triple Crown Records) Disclaimer: we only have 2 copies of this record…so get here early if this is your must have.
-Built to Spill “Untethered” LP (WB) One of our copies could be the elusive blue vinyl version!
-Bedhead “Live in Chicago” LP (Numero)
-Captain Beefheart “Rough Raw and Amazing” LP (Ozit/Dandelion)
-Neko Case “Fox Confessor Brings the Flood” LP (Anti/Epitaph)
-Johnny Cash “Koncert v Praze (In Prague–Live)” LP (Legacy)
-Chris Robinson Brotherhood tote bag/CD set (MRI)
-Cold War Kids “Five Quick Cuts” 12″ (Downtown)
-James Cotton “Cut You Loose!” LP (Vanguard)
-Country Joe & The Fish “Together” LP (Vanguard)
-D’Angelo “The Charade” 7″ single (RCA)
-Death Cab for Cutie / Freedy Johnston “Bad Reputation” split 7″ (Atlantic)
-The Decemberists “Picaresque” LP (Kill Rock Stars)
-Deep Purple “Black Night b/w Speed King” 7″ single (Rhino)
-The Dixie Cups “Chapel of Love” LP (Varese Sarabande)
-The Doors “Strange Days” MONO LP (Rhino)
-Bob Dylan “The Basement Tapes” MONO 130g LP (Other Peoples Music)
-Bob Dylan “The Basement Tapes” MONO 180g LP (Other Peoples Music)
-Bob Dylan “The Night We Called it a Day” 7″ blue vinyl single (Columbia)
-Justin Townes Earle “Live at Grimey’s” LP (Vagrant)
-Steve Earle / Robert Johnson “Terraplane” 10″ (New West)
-Echosmith “Acoustic Dreams EP” 12″ (WB)
-Brian Eno “My Squelchy Life” LP (Opal)
-ESG “Moody EP” 12″ (Fire Records)
-Father John Misty “I Love You Honeybeer (acoustic version)” heart-shaped 7″ single (Sub Pop)
-Charlie Feathers 10″ (Sundazed)
-The Flaming Lips “Bad Days,” “Brainville,” “This Here Giraffe” 10″ EPs (WB)
-Dom Flemons “What Got Over” 10″ (Music Maker)
-Foo Fighters “Songs from the Laundry Room” 10″ (RCA) we only have a few of these, so get here early if this is high priority!
-Jerry Garcia “Compliments” LP (ATO)
-The Gods “Genesis” LP (Rhino)
-Gov’t Mule “Stoned Side of the Mule Vol. 2″ LP (Evil Teen)
-Grandmaster Flash / Stiff Little Fingers “The Message” split 7″ single (Rhino)
-Grateful Dead “Wake Up to Find Out: Nassau Coliseum” LP Box Set (Rhino)
-Grizzly Bear “Horn of Plenty” LP (Kanine Records)
-Guided by Voices “Do the Collapse” LP & “Isolation Drills” LP (TVT) both on clear colored vinyl
-GWAR “America Must Be Destroyed” LP (Metal Blade)
-Happy Mondays “Pills Thrills n’ Bellyaches” LP (Rhino)
-Jimi Hendrix “Purple Rain” 7″ single (Legacy)
-Robyn Hitchcock / Emma Swift “Follow Your Money” 7″ single (Yep Roc)
-The Hold Steady “Boys and Girls in America” LP (Vagrant)
-Hundred Waters “Cavity” flexi disc (Owsla)
-Interpol “Everything is Wrong” 7″ (Matador)
-Robert Earl Keen “Gringo Honeymoon” LP (Sugar Hill)
-The Kinks “Kinksize Hits” 7″ (Sanctuary)
-The Kinks “Kinksize Session” 7″ (Sanctuary)
-The Kinks “You Really Got Me (live) / Milk Cow Blues (live)” 7″ (Sanctuary)
-Koes Barat s/t LP (Sub Pop)
-Mastodon “Atlanta” 12″ picture disc (WB)
-Paul McCartney “The Family Way: Original Soundtrack Recording” LP (Varese Sarabande)
-Metallica “No Life Til Leather” CASSETTE (Blackened)
-Thelonious Monk “London Collection Vol. 2″ (ORG Music)
-Charlie Musselwhite “Stand Back!” LP (Vanguard)
-Mystery 7″ (Rhino)
-Willie Nelson “Teatro” LP (Light in the Attic)
-Of Montreal “Snare Lustrous Doomings” LP (Polyvinyl)
-OFF! “Live from the BBC” 10″ (Vice Music)
-Okkervil River “Sleep and Wake-Up Songs (Deluxe Edition)” LP (Jagjaguwar)
-Oneohtrix Point Never “Commissions II” LP (Warp)
-William Onyeabor “Atomic Bomb Remix” 12″ (Luaka Bop)
-Gram Parsons / Lemonheads “Brass Buttons” split 7″ single (Rhino)
-Jaco Pastorius “The Warner Bros. Years” LP (Rhino)
-Phish “New Year’s Eve 1995, Live at Madison Square Garden” LP Box Set (JEMP)
-The Pop Group “Versions Galore” LP (Freaks R Us)
-Iggy Pop “Shot Myself Up” LP+7″ (Redeye)
-Otis Redding “Otis Blue” LP (Rhino)
-Trojan Records: Rude Boy Rumble LP (Trojan) This compilation rules!
-Steve Reich “Music for 18 Musicians” LP (WB/NON)
-The Replacements “Alex Chilton EP” 10″ (Rhino) produced by Jim Dickinson
-Ride “OX4″ The Best of… LP (Rhino)
-Rich Robinson “I Remember” 7″ single (The End)
-Rick Ross “The Maybach Edition” LP (Def Jam)
-Run the Jewels RSD release 12″ (Mass Appeal)
-The Saints “Eternally Yours” LP (Rhino)
-Bruce Springsteen “Born to Run” & “Nebraska” LPs (Legacy/Columbia)
-St. Paul and the Broken Bones “Live from the Alabama Theater” Alabama-shaped 7″ single (Single Lock)
-The Stooges “Have Some Fun: Live at Ungano’s” (Rhino)
-Sun Ra “Calling Planet Earth” LP (ORG Music)
-Sun Ra “Planets of Life or Death: Amiens ’73” (Strut)
-Swans 12″ EP (Young God Records)
-Richard Swift “Ground Trouble Jaw” EP (Secretly Canadian)
-Temples “Mesmerise Live” 12″ EP (Fat Possum)
-Nick Thorburn “Original Music from SERIAL” LP (Manque Music)
-Those Darlins / Diarrhea Planet “Live at Pickation Split” 12″ (Easy Sound)
-Trey Anastasio Band “Bounce/Never” 7″ single (Rubber Jungle/ATO)
-William Tyler “Deseret Canyon” LP (Merge)
-Vampire Weekend “Step” (XL Recordings)
-“AMC’s The Walking Dead: Vol. 2″ 12″ picture disc (Spacelab9)
-Dogfish Head “Music to Drink Beer To” LP (Legacy)
-“I’m Here (A Soundtrack to The Short Film by Spike Jonze)” Picture Disc (Indian Club)
-“Sun Records Vol. 2″ LP Curated by RSD (ORG Music)
-“Thai Pop Spectacular (1960s-1980s)” LP (Sublime Frequencies)
-“The Darjeeling Limited (Original Soundtrack)” Soundtrack LP (ABKCO)
-“When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly Black Gospel, 1926-1936″ LP Box Set (Tompkins Square)
-Dionne Warwick / The Stranglers “Walk on By” split 7″ single (Rhino)
-Mike Watt + The Secondmen / EV Kain “Shit on me/Striking Out” split 7″ single (ORG Music)
-The White Stripes “Get Behind Me Satan” LP (Third Man Records)
-“Shogun Assassin” Soundtrack LP (Light in the Attic)
-The Zombies “R.I.P. Album” LP (Varese Sarabande)
-GONER RECORDS 7″ SINGLES: Aquarian Blood & Giorgio Murderer
-“Glows in the Mid Sixties: Vol. 54: Kosmic City Part 2″ LP (Numero)
-Violent Femmes “Happy New Year” 12″ EP
-Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of the Grateful Dead LP
-Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band “You Can’t Judge A Book” LP
-Polaris “Music from the Adventures of Pete & Pete” LP
-Lucero “Jukebox Series #03″
-Futurebirds / T. Hardy Morris “Painted Tears + Too Little” 7″ single
-Emitt Rhodes / Chris Price “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart”
-Bonnie Prince Billy & Broeder Dieleman “Gloria/Drie Vragen” 7″ single
-Against Me! “Osama Bin Laden as the Crucified Christ” vinyl
NOT AN OFFICIAL RSD RELEASE BUT… we have 1 copy of the elusive and rare Red House Painters vinyl box. These are super limited and we’re treating it like a RSD release so we’ll be putting it out Saturday morning with everything else.
A few releases that will not make it in time for RSD but we should be getting in the near future:
-Mumford & Sons 7″
-Mark Kozelek LP
A few releases that we were hoping to get but have since been cancelled completely:
-The 1975 EPs
-Burger Records Cassette box set
There could be a few RSD titles show up later in the week that are not on this list…we’ll make sure you know about those when and if they show up…
Hey Modest Mouse fans, get ready to flip out. We have 2 (yes! 2!) signed and numbered photographs to GIVE AWAY from Isaac Brock featuring the photo that was used for the “This is a long drive…” album artwork. The photos are in an edition of 80 copies and will be given away on RSD, Saturday, April 18th. See how to score one below…
Here’s how to get one:
1.) Find the MODEST MOUSE GOLDEN TICKET in our shop on RSD, and you’ll get one. The ticket will be hidden in the shop. The ticket looks like this:
2.) You can be the first to purchase any 3 of the 4 recent MODEST MOUSE vinyl reissues from Glacial Pace, which include “Lonesome Crowded West,” “This is a long drive…,” “Interstate 8,” or “Building Nothing Out of Something.” All 4 LPs will be available in our shop on Record Store Day. Be the first person to buy any 3 of those LPs and the photo is yours for FREE!
We are proud to be participating in this pre-order promotion for the upcoming sophomore LP from ALABAMA SHAKES, “Sound & Color,” which comes out April 21st. While supplies last, you can snag one of these FREE 7″ single when you preorder the new record from us. To order please call us at (662) 281-1909, OR BETTER YET, swing by the shop and you can take you’re new 7″ single home TODAY.
The Barry Hannah record, “I have no idea what tradition I’m in. Don’t Care,” which comes out on Record Store Day, April 18th, has been garnering some great press lately. Check out some links and blurbs below…
“Less a formal lecture and more a bizarre kind of stand-up routine, the record is filled with non-sequiturs, jokes, poetry, and some of the brilliant verbal runs Barry is known for, all punctuated by Hannah’s wonderful smoker’s cackle, a remarkable effect in itself. At turns hilarious, baffling, and honest to a sometimes-uncomfortable degree, what comes through most is Hannah’s deep love of his friends, writing, and the ecstatic life.” -from Jimmy Cajoleas’ review at Nerve.com. Read the full review here.
Read more about the release RIGHT HERE. The record is limited to 500 vinyl copies and will be available at The End of All Music on Saturday, April 18th. If any copies remain they will be for sell in our webstore starting Monday, April 20th.
Updated 4/9/15: Jim Dees mentioned the Barry Hannah record in his column in the Oxford Citizen newspaper. Photo below.
Omnivore Records is reissuing this excellent Memphis classic produced by Jim Dickinson in 1979. The compilation features Furry Lewis, Sid Selvidge, Fred Ford, Alex Chilton, Mud Boy & the Neutrons, Teenie Hodges, and lots of other notable Memphis musicians. This is the first time Beale Street Saturday Night has ever been reissued and up ’til now it’s been rare and expensive to track down. The proceeds from the sell of this reissue will go to Beale Street Caravan. The first pressing of this reissue will come on clear vinyl, which our Record of the Month Club members will be receiving along with a very limited 8×10 photo print of Jim Dickinson taken by photographer Pat Rainer. The photo was used in the liner notes for the record and features a young Dickinson sporting a great Memphis t-shirt. The print is signed and numbered by Pat Rainer in an edition of 25 copies AND is exclusive to our ROTM Club! The record comes out April 14th so it will ship out around then.
We only have a few prints left for new members so if you’re interested please sign up ASAP right here.
WATCH A VIDEO ON THE RELEASE RIGHT HERE.
“Beale Street Saturday Night is a Jim Dickinson masterpiece.
He captured the community and spirit of Memphis Blues in the ’70s, splicing analog recordings together into an un-banded record only imagined, much less realized, in Memphis.
The ’70s were a dark time for the city. The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. changed Memphis’ soul and soul music. After the assassination, the city tore much of downtown down, bulldozing the path of MLK’s march, Dickinson would point out. Beale Street, which had been a vibrant neighborhood and cultural Mecca, was shuttered at the time of this record. A stain. Stax was demolished, literally.
Dwelling in the ruins, the Memphis underground music community was rich in character at the time of Beale Street Saturday Night. The Blues masters had been interacting and making music with the youth rock ‘n’ roll art underground bohemian outlaw musicians for years now, creating the “world boogie” (which is still coming). These musicians and artists had reached out in the darkness of segregation and found each other through the brotherhood of music and the freedom of rock ‘n’ roll, led by the coffee shop record collecting Yankee youth of Bill Barth and John Fahey, and the Southern illumination of Sam and Dewey Phillips. Mud Boy & The Neutrons rose out of the swamp of the Dream Carnivals and Memphis Blues festivals to carry on jug band music, drug fueled improvisational roots music and performance art, but that’s another’s story.
This is not a field recording. Jim produced these multi-tracked recordings in The Orpheum Theatre, at Ardent and Sam Phillips Studios, and in his home on his beloved Ampex 8-track. He loved the concept of a hi-if recording of a lo-fi sound. He said Johnny Woods could read his mind in the studio. This is an example of the world boogie, the country blues masters and the crazy white boys, locking themselves in world class recording studios for late night recording sessions because they loved playing music together—Mud Boy & The Neutrons (Jim Dickinson, Sid Selvidge, Lee Baker, and Jimmy Crosthwait), Fred Ford, Sleepy John Estes, Prince Gabe, Furry Lewis, Teenie Hodges, Johnny Woods, and so many more.
This is the setting and cast of characters for Beale Street Saturday Night, a fantasy soundtrack to an alternate Memphis reality, the history of Memphis music told by its creators to the future. Living legends in dark rooms with microphones, casting spells and telling lies, transcending time, space, and, most importantly, race. Only in Memphis would young white record producers put such raw black music and storytelling together to create an integrated Southern masterpiece. Only in the grooves of this record does this Memphis exist, the ghosts telling the stories to the kids, aged memory and youthful fantasy combining to create a world all its own. Only James Luther Dickinson could have produced Beale Street Saturday Night.
World Boogie is coming.”
—Luther Dickinson February 2015
We’re proud to be participating in Record Story Day for a fourth consecutive year. This year the big day falls on Saturday, April 18th. We’ll be opening our doors at 10 a.m. We’ve got lots planned for this year including our first ever vinyl release.
Independent record stores, labels, and music fans all over the world celebrate Record Store Day. Many major and indie record labels release limited-edition titles only available at participating record stores on Record Store Day. It’s also a great excuse for us to throw a big party and thank all our customers for supporting us throughout the years.
This year we’re releasing our first vinyl record. Barry Hannah “I have no idea what tradition I’m in. Don’t care” is a spoken word recording from 1989 recorded by William Ferris at the University of Mississippi. The recording features a guest lecture Barry Hannah gave to a small group of students at Ole Miss as part of Ferris’ class on Southern Literature. Barry Hannah was the writer-in-residence at Ole Miss at the time and Ferris had recently helped to start The Center for the Study of Southern Culture. The record is an excellent example of what it was like to be in a classroom with Barry Hannah. The record is being released in a limited number of 500 copies, features liner notes by William Ferris and Lisa Howorth, and is only available at The End of All Music. The Barry Hannah record will retail for $16.99. If any copies remain after Record Store Day they will be available on our web store starting Monday, April 20th. (for more info please go here.)
The Thacker Mountain Radio show broadcast live on Thursday, April 16 from Off Square Books in Oxford will focus on the release featuring readings and music dedicated to Barry Hannah. More info can be found at www.thackermountain.com.
Barry Hannah’s son Po Hannah will be performing in the store the afternoon of Record Store Day with his band High Water Railers. The band features a special lineup with Laurie Stirratt, Chris Michaels, and Dave Hoffpauir. They will perform a short set at the store and then a full set later that night at Proud Larry’s on the Square.
Proud Larry’s will be hosting the official Record Store Day After Party. More info on that TBA.
We hosted a t-shirt design contest for our annual Record Store Day shirt. The winning design was submitted by Lauren Dayan and features our store underneath the spring season’s star constellations. The shirts will be limited. See more of Lauren’s work at her website.
Helping us out this year with the food and drinks is Yalobusha Brewing Co., Oxford Brewing Co., Home Place Pastures, High Point Coffee, and Confit Web Design.
Yalobusha Brewing Co. has crafted a special single hop, black IPA called “Bats Out of Ale” to coincide with the Barry Hannah record release. The beer is super limited and will be available for free at the store that afternoon, later at Proud Larry’s, and at the brewery’s tap room in Water Valley.
Oxford Brewing Co. will also be providing beer.
You must be at least 21 years of age to drink any beer. There will be no beer allowed outside the store.
Home Place Pastures of Como, MS will be supplying the food. They’ll be smoking some pork shoulders fresh off their farm for pulled pork sandwiches free to everyone who shows up. Home Place Pastures raises all natural heritage breed hogs on pasture completely free of any growth hormones or antibiotics right down the road in Como, Mississippi. Check them out on Facebook and at homeplacepastures.com.
Hight Point Coffee will be joining us again to serve coffee all morning. Coffee is a buck a cup and all proceeds will be donated to MusiCares.
James Kelleway of Confit Web Design will also be providing food.
All of the food and drink will be FREE!
Cole Furlow of Dead Gaze will be DJing in front of the store all afternoon.
We will also be giving away tons of free swag all day long.
We’ll release a full list of Record Store Day titles the week leading up to the big day. We will not stock everything on the official Record Store Day list but we will have a majority of it. Please check out the list to see if we’re getting what you’re wanting. Record Store Day titles are 1 copy per title per person. There are no holds, special orders, or presales on any Record Store Day titles. For any questions regarding Record Store Day please give us a call at 662-281-1909.
From the Record Store Day official website:
The official ambassador for Record Store Day this year is Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and Nirvana.
Record Store Day is managed by the Department of Record Stores and is organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) and celebrates the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale.
Record Store Day takes place annually on the third Saturday of April.
Record Store Day 2015 Sponsors:
ADA, Border City Media, Caroline, Crosley Turntables, Disk Union, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Discmakers, InGrooves, Music Business Association, RED, Redeye Distribution, Sony Music, Universal Music Distribution, Warner Bros. Records, WEA