Heyyyy, how was your weekend? Did you come see Freak Happening with us or Cross Record at the Burlington on Friday? Did you go to Wicker Park Fest? Did you see our buds Santah, Diarreah Planet and Oshwa (or any of the other awesome bands on that lineup)? We hope you did! Did we see you there? Were we drunk? Oh man, so sorry about that...
No in-stores this weekend, but Morgan Sims is taking his show down on Sunday, so make sure you come check it out before then! See if you can find the Burger King logo... no one notices it at first. It's a surprise!
We'll also be announcing some Empty Bottle ticket giveaways real soon, so keep an eye out for those!
Ok, that's all for now! Make sure you check the weekly 20% off new release sale at the bottom. We have some good stuff from Trouble In Mind and local favorites, Circles for you!
Friday, August 8th @ 6pm
Miles Jackson opening reception!
Friday, September 5th @ time TBA
Opening reception of 'Drawing Makes Me Feel Good' by Mike Conway!
Saturday, September 20th @ 12pm
BARO Records Showcase!
Beck Song Reader - V/A CD
Blind Uncle Gaspard and Delma Lachney - On The Waters Edge LP
Delay - Circle Change LP
Dezurik Sisters - Yodel and Sing their Greatest Hits LP
Hard Girls - A Thousand Surfaces LP
Hooray For Earth - Racy LP
Jungle - S/T LP
Krakatau - Water Near A Bridge LP (mixed colored vinyl)
Martha - Courting Strong LP
My Intention Is War: Trinidad Calypsos 1928-1948 LP
The Prodigy - The Singles: 1990 - 2005 LP
SBTRKT - Transitions 12"s I-III
Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty LP
Soft Walls - No Time LP (mixed colored vinyl)
Sun Kil Moon - Benji LP (black vinyl and yellow vinyl!)
Swearin' - What A Dump 12" EP
Weekly new release sale:
This week we've got Krakatau, Soft Walls and Circles for 20% off!
Krakatau seemingly have their origins before recorded history, emerging from the primordial ooze and lurching towards your turntable like a creature out of Lovecraftian fiction. The guitar-less trio utilize organ, bass and drums to communicate their message crafting dense and heady tunes sprung from the seeds of improvisation and honed to perfection in the studio.
Brighton, UK's Dan Reeves is a busy guy. In addition to running his own label and playing in the band Cold Pumas, he also records under the moniker "Soft Walls". These 10 songs are meditations on the passing of time itself and the pre-concieved notions (both external and internal) of what you can and should be doing with it. Filled with avant-leaning psych drones, dreamy guitar ragas, motorik head-boppers, and pop tunes that shimmer enticingly, these are songs to get lost in; to discover and re-discover. Don't worry - there's plenty of time.
There's a refreshing purity to these recordings, a purity borne out of friendship and love of musical self expression done for its own sake. Featuring members of THE PONYS, RADAR EYES, FOOTBALL, and so many more, this purity of purpose shines through in a prismatic and jaunty guitar/organ driven swirl of pensive post-pop.