Arguably AIR’s best record and the one that started it all, Moon Safari, is the final record to be released in the recent vinyl reissue campaign of AIR’s entire catalog. It’s also our July Record of the Month Club pick! Moon Safari was the French duo’s debut album–released in 1998–and really set the tone for all of their albums after. Moon Safari caught the attention of film director Soffia Coppola and she later tapped AIR for the excellent soundtrack to her debut film, The Virgin Suicides (also reissued last month on vinyl!) The record has been reissued on 180 gram black vinyl and sounds fantastic!
All of our Record of the Month Club (and only ROTM Club members) will be entered to win a full set of AIR vinyl reissues! Yep! That’s all the AIR records…that’s over $125 worth of records! We’ll also pick another winner (again…only ROTM Club members are eligible to win!) for a deluxe CD version of The Virgin Suicides soundtrack as well as a copy of the Record Store Day Virgin Suicides 7″ single! You must be signed up for the Record of the Month Club to enter. You can sign up RIGHT HERE!
Lastly, we’ll be shipping some great AIR promo posters with Moon Safari to all of our members early next week.
Our buddies at Drift Records from across the pond in Totnes, Devon publish their very on magazine on record stores. DELUXE is what it’s called and it features interviews with musicians, record-store clerks, artists, authors, record labels and a lot more. It’s slick as hell and worth checking out. This newest issue features chats with Torres, The Cairo Gang, Daptone Records, Paradise of Bachelors, Ultimate Painting, and lots more. Drift Records looks like an amazing store (we’ve never actually been there but follow them on social media) and we’re pleased to be a part of what they’re doing.
GO HERE TO READ THE ISSUE and GO HERE TO SEE THE DRIFT WEBSITE.
New JASON ISBELL record coming out?!? HELL YES!
Jason Isbell’s highly anticipated follow up to Southeastern, Something More Than Free, drops on Friday, July 17th and we’re throwing a party. Starting at 5 p.m. we’ll be spinning a rare, autographed vinyl test pressing of the record and then WE’LL BE GIVING IT AWAY! We’ll also be hosting a contest for most creative picture with “Jason Isbell.” And last but not least, we’ll be grilling hot dogs for the faithful that show up. Oh yeah, free beer too.
We’ll have plenty of copies of the indie-exclusive vinyl version of Jason’s new record, which comes with a limited turntable slipmat. We’ll also have the new album on CD (at the lowest price around!), not to mention all of Jason’s previous records, which are some of our bestsellers of all time.
We’re also hosting a nation-wide social media contest where you could win a signed Jason Isbell MARTIN GUITAR! This contest is being sponsored by Martin Guitars, Sony/RED, Thirty Tigers, ‘stache media, and indie record stores like us.
Regarding the contest:
We’ve put Jason in indie stores across America! Take a picture of yourself with Jason and post to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. You will be entered to win a signed guitar from @JasonIsbell and @Martinguitar. The most creative, fun photo will win! Be sure to use the hastag: #sometimesmartinsarefree
Memphis swamp soul group Marcella and her Lovers will be performing a short set in our shop on Saturday, July 11 at 3 p.m. They’ll play a full show later that night at Proud Larry’s! Check ’em out! The instore is FREE and all ages!
Read more about the band at their website here.
Hear some of their music here.
It’s list time! Here are some of the records we think deserve some attention. 2016 has been a helluva year for new tunes so far. So here’s our favorite records up to this point…in no particular order.
D’Angelo Black Messiah (RCA)
Built to Spill Untethered Moon (WB)
Pops Staples Don’t Lose This (Anti)
Jake Xerxes Fussell s/t (Paradise of Bachelors)
Jamie XX In Colour (Young Turks)
METZ II (Sub Pop)
Tobias Jesso, Jr. Goon (True Panther)
Hop Along Painted Shut (Saddle Creek)
Jim O’Rourke Simple Songs (Drag City)
Courtney Barnett Sometimes I sit… (Mom+Pop)
Sleater-Kinney No Cities to Love (Sub Pop)
Bob Dylan Shadows in the Night (Columbia)
UMO Multi-Love (Jagjaguwar)
Waxahatchee Ivy Tripp (Merge)
Sir Richard Bishop Tangier Sessions (Drag City)
Leon Bridges Coming Home (Columbia)
Beale Street Saturday Night (Omnivore)
Modest Mouse early records (Glacial Pace)
The Stone Roses s/t & Turns to Stone (Light in the Attic)
The Meters Fire on the Bayou (WB)
Trojan Records compilations (Trojan)
Charlie Rich So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hi Records)
Air vinyl reissues (Rhino)
Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll (Dust to Digital)
Willie Nelson Teatro (Light in the Attic)
Leon Bridges’s much talked about and anticipated debut LP, Coming Home, is out on June 23. Leon’s music takes us back to 60s soul classics like Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Wilson Picket, and Al Green. The record–produced by the folks in White Denim–is reminiscent of the prime soul era from which put Memphis on the map. We saw Leon perform in Tupelo, MS some months ago to a small crowd and it blew our minds. It was a rare occasion to witness greatness in the making. This record is going to garner him a much wider audience and for good reason. It’s a classic soul record in a time where that’s just what we need.
Coming Home is also our June pick in our Record of the Month Club. Subscribers will not only get a copy of the vinyl record but they’ll also receive a promo poster featuring the cover artwork as well as one of our new red & white can koozies. The poster will look great next to the Pops Staples poster we sent out a few months ago with the March ROTM Club selection! If you aren’t signed up for our Record of the Month Club then go here and do it!
We also have a super limited vinyl test pressing of Leon’s record to raffle off. Just come by the shop and enter to win it. ROTM Club subscribers will automatically get 5 entries into the raffle! We’ll pick the winner at the end of June.
Record of the Month Club subscription records will ship out around the June 23rd release date.
We now offer a record crate curation service!
Looking to build your record collection instantly? Need a sweet crate to hold them in? Need an amazing gift for the music-loving friend or family member? We got you covered.
We’ll build the crate then fill it up with new or used records or a combination of both. The crates are built by hand right here in Oxford from repurposed wood then stained. They’re sturdy as hell and hold around 50 records. We can build the record collection off of your genre preferences or we can cover the gauntlet of musical landscapes. Just let us know what you’re into.
Please call David at the store for pricing options: 662-281-1909 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.