According to NBC Nightly News cassettes are making a come back! Well, you’re in for a treat because Cassette Store Day is THIS Saturday, October 17th. ¬†We’ll have lots of limited-edition cassettes available (while they last) and the Yoknapataco Food Truck will be here from 11-3 serving lunch and popsicles!
A few key releases for Cassette Store Day that are close to the heart (see photos below):
-We’ll be selling a handful of copies of our newest release, Resting on My Laurels, by PLUME. ¬†This release is set for October 29th but a few early-bird copies will be available on Saturday. ¬†Read more about this release and listen to some tracks RIGHT HERE.
-We’ll also have a limited number of Andrew Bryant’s Honeymoon / Blackbird EP cassettes–originally released in 2011. These things are beautiful and we’ll be the first place to snag a copy. You may know Andrew as the drummer for Water Liars or from his excellent solo records.
We’ll also be stocking limited-cassette releases from Green Day (Dookie!), Car Seat Headrest, Arcade Fire, Beach Slang (they made a mixtape!), and more!
Our Record of the Month Club selection for October is the long-awaited, vinyl reissue of Son Volt’s debut album Trace, which turns 20 this year!¬†It’s been out of print FOREVER and fetches crazy prices on eBay. BUT NOW! Our club members and customers will get a chance at snagging it at a reasonable price! We’ll be shipping these out around the release date in late October. Stay tuned for more info… and sign up for our ROTM Club RIGHT NOW!¬†
Club members will also get this awesome poster with their vinyl copy of Trace:¬†
“Throughout Son Volt’s debut, Trace, the group reworks classic honky tonk and rock & roll, adding a desperate, determined edge to their performances. Even when they rock out, there is a palpable sense of melancholy to Farrar’s voice, which lends a poignancy to the music.” -ALL MUSIC
We are excited to announce Resting on My Laurels, a 13-song compilation from Mississippi artist¬†PLUME. ¬†The limited-edition cassette drops on Thursday, October 29th. ¬†This will be the third proper release from The End of All Music. Resting on My Laurels collects some of the best songs from PLUME’s long career–it’s a “greatest hits” of sorts. ¬†Clarksdale, Mississippi native and filmmaker Will Goss¬†has been¬†recording under the¬†PLUME moniker to release¬†avant-pop albums since 2006 while studying art at the University of Georgia in Athens. ¬†Goss then spent time in Chicago where he attended the Art Institute of Chicago. ¬†He now lives in Jackson, Mississippi.
You can catch PLUME live on Thacker Mountain Radio on Thursday, October 29th.We’ll also be hosting the band for an in-store performance and record-release party on Friday, October 30th!
Here’s the tracklist for Resting on My Laurels:
Side A:¬†1.) It’ll All Work Out 2.) Johnny 3.) Jes Right 4.) Bushay Kushay 5.) Syonara 6.) My Dad’s Lights 7.) Yep Bope
Side B: 1.) Adonis 2.) Bargain Baby 3.) Lydia 4.) Seasons Change 5.) Really Something 6.) Whitetail Buckdeer Part II
This Sunday, October 11th Brad Hayden’s BBQ Smokeshop will be out front serving up delicious BBQ all afternoon. ¬†We’ll also be hosting several musicians out front to keep you company while you chew on a rib or two. ¬†Food will be served from 1 p.m. ’til it runs out. Music starts around the same time featuring short sets from Andrew Bryant, Max Hipp, Laurie Stirratt, and more!¬†
We’ll be hosting Oxford’s own, BONUS, to play in front of the record store on Sunday, October 4 at 3 p.m. BONUS just released a new cassette of excellent tunes on the New Orleans based label, Grace King. ¬†You can check out their bandcamp page right here.
We’ll also be grilling hot dogs (FREE!) and drinking drinks in honor of Janis Joplin’s death. ¬†So come hang, listen to BONUS, buy a tape, eat a hot dog, and chill on a Sunday with us!
Here’s the artwork for the tape, which we have in stock right now:¬†
You may not know Spooner Oldham’s name but you definitely know his songs and his organ¬†playing. ¬†Oldham is a Muscle Shoals musician and songwriter (along with partner Dan Penn) responsible for greatest hits like “Cry Like a Baby” (The Box Tops) and “I’m Your Puppet” (James and Bobby Purify). He also played organ on such hits as “Mustang Sally” (Wilson Pickett), “When a Man Loves a Woman” (Percy Sledge), “I Never Loved a Man” (Aretha Franklin) and countless others.
Originally released in 1972, Pot Luck, is Oldham’s only record featuring him front and center. ¬†It’s a great lost soul record that deserves re-listening after fading into obscurity in the 1970s. Luckily Light in the Attic Records is here to dig Pot Luck out of obscurity by reissuing it on vinyl for the masses.
Record of the Month Club members will receive either a blue or green vinyl copy courtesy of Light in the Attic. ¬†These color vinyl variations are extremely limited. Members will also receive a great poster featuring rare photos of Spooner from the 1970s. ¬†These will ship on or around September 15th.
On Tuesday, September 29 ten bands will release limited, pink-vinyl versions of their latest albums in support of breast cancer awareness through the charity organization Gilda’s Club NYC.¬†
All proceeds from the sell of these records will benefit breast cancer awareness and research.
Run the Jewels’Run the Jewels 2, Joey Bada$$’sB4.DA.$$, Sturgill Simpson’sMetamodern Sounds in Country Music, Al Green’sThe Belle Album, and Chet Faker’sBuilt on Glass are among the LPs to get pink pressings on September 29. Records by¬†Primus, Clutch, Ingrid Michaelson, Between the Buried and Me, and Pierce the Veil are also available.
We will be stocking most of these titles on 9/29! Stay tuned for more info…
UPDATE: We’ll be raffling off a¬†PINK Crosley Portable Turntable! Buy any pink vinyl release for a chance to win!¬†
Here’s a photo from El-P’s instagram of the Run the Jewels pink vinyl release: