New Vinyl Releases 3/16/18

  • American Pleasure Club (formerly Teen Suicide) – A Whole Fucking Lifetime of This (Colored Vinyl)
  • Bassnectar – Reflective (Part 1 & 2) (Colored Vinyl)
  • Black Moth Super Rainbow with Ariel Pink & Tobacco – Mr. No One (Indie Exclusive, Limited to 1000 instore ONLY)
  • Caroline Says – No Fool Like An Old Fool (Two-Tone Sky and Ocean vinyl)
  • The Decemberists – I’ll Be Your Girl (Indie Exclusive on Transparent Blue)
  • Dungen & Woods – Myths 003
  • Earthless – Black Heaven (Clear with Black & Yellow with Green Colorways)
  • Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby (20th Anniversary Reissue)
  • The Fratellis – In Your Own Sweet Time
  • Gang of Youths – Go Farther in Lightness (White vinyl)
  • Green Druid – Ashen Blood
  • Durand Jones & The Indications – S/T (Translucent Red vinyl)
  • Keane – Under The Iron Sea (Reissue)
  • Keane – Perfect Symmetry (Reissue)
  • Mythless – Patience Hell EP (Bone Colored vinyl with Silk-Screened B-Side)
  • Remo Drive – Greatest Hits
  • Soundtrack / Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin – Dawn of the Dead Live in Helsinki (Hand-Numbered to 500)
  • Soundtrack / Jon Brion – Lady Bird
  • Soundtrack / John Williams – The Last Jedi
  • Starchild & The New Romantic – Language (Red & Black vinyl)
  • Sunny War – With The Sun
  • Tale of Us – Endless Remixes
  • They Might Be Giants – I Like Fun
  • Third Eye Blind – Summer Gods Tour Live
  • Thundercat / DJ Candlestick – Drank: Chopped Not Slopped Version of Drunk (Purple Vinyl)
  • Various – Real Delusions: Finnish Speed and Thrash Metal Explosion 1987-91

HINDS Closed Out TNK Fest 2018 at Lincoln Hall

Madrid quartet HINDS was number one on our most anticipated acts of TNK Fest 2018, and they definitely did not disappoint during their show this past Sunday! They closed out the annual winter, multi-day and multi-venue festival at Lincoln Hall, following rowdy performances from openers Peel and Sløtface.

Bursting onto the stage to the sounds of “You Sexy Thing” by Hot Chocolate on the house speakers, the four piece immediately let the audience know that they were in for a light hearted and energetic performance filled with good vibes. The last time HINDS had played one of their endearing and energetic shows in Chicago was back in May of last year, where they packed The Empty Bottle for a free Red Bull sponsored show. The Lincoln Hall audience welcomed HINDS back to town with open arms; eagerly soaking up their irresistible and lively lo-fi rock tunes.

The band kicked off the evening with one of their most popular tracks, “Garden,” from the 2016 album Leave Me Alone, and the set that followed kept the audience engaged and enthralled from start to finish. Between playing even more crowd favorites from the same album, like “Castigadas En El Granero” and “Chili Town,” Carlotta Cosials talked about how Chicago almost felt like a second home to them, even though they came a long way from Madrid to play a small run of North American tour dates. In addition to the handful of shows HINDS have played in town, they also played an entire tour with Chicago’s Twin Peaks, and of course, Twin Peaks showed up to support their former tour mates and now friends for their show at Lincoln Hall.

The band also talked about some exciting news they had just shared earlier in the week; a new album and another expansive tour in the Spring. Accompanying the news of the album, I Don’t Run, HINDS released lead single “New For You,” which they played amongst their other setlist staples. After delivering nearly an hour of their catchy tunes at a non-stop pace, HINDS left the stage briefly, only to return for an encore that kicked off with a surprise. Twin Peaks members Clay Frankel and Colin Croom took the stage to give HINDS a hand with a cover of “Sweet Thing” from Twin Peaks’ Wild Onion LP, giving HINDS’ show in Chicago a special hometown touch.

If you missed out on this performance at Lincoln Hall, don’t sweat too much…HINDS will be back at the same venue during their upcoming tour! Grab tickets to their May 15th show here, and check out the rest of their tour dates right here.

Photo gallery of Sløtface, Peel, and HINDS by Catalina Florea

While you wait for HINDS to play in a city near you, pop into the store to grab one of their records, or order one from the online store here.

Article originally posted on ANCHR Magazine

ANCHR Magazine Anniversary Showcase: Lucille Furs, The Evening Attraction & Capital Soirée


ANCHR Magazine turns one this January! To celebrate, they’re ringing in 2018 with a showcase at Schubas Tavern on January 5th (it’s a Friday!), featuring Lucille FursThe Evening Attraction, and Capital Soirée.  Matt Williams of  Post Animal and Cadien Lake James from Twin Peaks will also be DJing. For more about each band, keep reading, but grab your tickets to the show here.


Retro rock and roll that puts a refreshing spin on the sounds we all love from the 60’s and 70’s.

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For Fans Of: The Stones, The Beatles, Cage the Elephant, Levitation Room

Go To Tracks: “Alabaster Crayon“, “Baby Blaise,” “In Samsara

Fun Fact: Lead singer Trevor Pritchett starred in Post Animal’s video for “Special Moment.” Find out more about the band here.


Punchy, bright guitar melodies blend with sing along choruses and a hint of twang for irresistibly catchy earworms

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For Fans Of: Blackfoot Gypsies, Sundara Karma, The Nude Party, Allah-Las

Go To Tracks: “Love So Fine,” “The Kids Don’t Care (For Rock and Roll),” “Bad Things

Fun Fact: Paul Ansani and Miles Malin of the group have been playing together since middle school, and they were in a band called The Break in high school. Find out more about the band here.



Good ol’ pop rock tunes with sticky choruses and riffs that’ll get you grooving

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For Fans Of: COIN, The Walters, Blossoms, Hippo Campus

Go To Tracks: “Second Home,” “Old School,” “Take Me Anywhere

Fun Fact: The band played a Halloween show as COPital Soirée this year, and all dressed as cops…and one of them had an unfortunate run in with law enforcement in Tennessee once. Find out more about that here.

Get ready for the show by picking up our Chicago Compilation, featuring both Lucille Furs and The Evening Attraction. Get it in store, or online here. You can also pick up Lucille Furs’ debut album in store or online now!


Red Bull Sound Select Hosts a Packed Hometown Show for Whitney and NE-HI

Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in Chicago celebrated day 2 of their multi-venue, multi-day festival with Chicago’s own Whitney and NE-HI at The Metro. As guests filed into the city’s legendary venue, the room buzzed with anticipation for the hometown show, which was actually Whitney and NE-HI’s first performance at the Wrigleyville concert hall.

Philadelphia’s up and comers Mt Joy warmed up the stage for both Chicago bands, returning a few months after their Lollapalooza debut this past summer. The band eased the audience into the evening with their blend of indie folk and rock tunes, including their popular tracks “Sheep” and “Astrovan.”

After a quick changeover of sets, NE-HI walked onto stage to a whopping welcome of cheers and applause. The local four piece commanded the audience’s attention immediately with their fervent performance of their fuzzy rock songs. Lead singer Jason Balla’s distinct vocals and the band’s signature guitar styling have given them a unique sound, which has caught the attention of music fans across the country. Just this year, the band have toured nearly nonstop, playing SXSW, Daytrotter Downs, and Pitchfork Festival. Live, the band add another layer of vehemence and eagerness to their music, with Balla thrashing around the stage and guitarist Michael Wells jumping up and down throughout their set. Set highlights included their songs “Stay Young,” “Since I’ve Been Thinking,” and the title track of their 2017 album Offers. By the time NE-HI walked off the stage, the crowd was full warmed up and ready for Whitney’s first performance at Metro.

Just before Whitney took the stage, the front few rows were handed roses as an ode to the album cover of Whitney’s debut record Light Upon The Lake, and to add another special touch to the night. Whitney have turned heads with their layered and cinematic tunes; Their folk rock songs often featuring a horns section accompanying Ehrlich’s telltale falsetto vocals, both of which put a signature stamp on their music. The band also stands out with their unique stage setup, as lead singer Julien Ehrlich also drums during their live performances. Whitney’s hour long set at Metro featured some of their most popular tracks, but early on in the night Erlich told the audience that their set that night would be a little different than most nights. Their performance also featured a few covers of legendary artists, like Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Although the set started off minimal with Erlich performing the first song at the keyboard before moving over to his drum set at center stage, the energy built up as the night went on and the band were joined onstage with a live string section. The addition of the strings added another level of richness and warmth to the show, especially combined with the horns section. Whitney’s stunning and special hometown performance wrapped up past midnight with a three song encore, consisting of “Golden Days,” “Rolling Blackout,” and their most popular track “No Woman.”

The electric energy that filled The Metro at the end of night reflected the captivating quality of the Red Bull Sound Select shows. The shows have brought some of the best bands and musicians around to the city this month, and the lineup at this show particularly appealed to Chicago music fans, most of which felt a burst of pride at seeing the success of their fellow Chicagoans.

Check out our gallery of all three bands to relive the incredible evening, and head here for the scoop on the rest of 30 Days in Chicago.

You can grab Whitney and NE-HI‘s records at the shop, or click on their names to shop the webstore for them!


This article was originally posted on ANCHR Magazine

New Vinyl Releases 10/20/17


  • Tori Amos – Native Invader
  • Pastor T.L. Barrett And The Youth For Christ Choir – Like A Ship… (Without A Sail)
  • Brand New – Science Fiction (Indie Exclusive Red + Blue Vinyl)
  • Bully – Losing (Standard Black and Sub Pop Loser Edition)
  • John Carpenter – Anthology (Movie Themes 1974-1998) (‘The fog Over Antonio Bay’ Blue Colored Vinyl)
  • John Carpenter – Lost Themes (‘Obsidian Green’ Colored Vinyl)
  • John Carpenter – Lost Themes II (‘Last Sunrise’ Colored Vinyl)
  • Cut Worms – Alien Sunset EP
  • Daylight Dies – Lost To The Living (Clear Vinyl)
  • Daylight Dies – A Frail Becoming (Transparent Blue Vinyl)
  • Daylight Dies – Dismantling Devotion (Transparent Red Vinyl)
  • Destroyer – Ken (Indie Exclusive on Yellow Vinyl)
  • Esmerine – Mechanics Of Dominion
  • Gel Set – Body Copy
  • Grooms – Exit Index
  • Gwar – The Blood Of Gods (Ten Bands One Cause Pink Vinyl)
  • Dhani Harrison – IN///PARALLEL
  • Headroom – Head In The Clouds
  • Kllo – Backwater
  • Kreator – Live Kreation (2003)
  • Linkin Park – Minutes to Midnight (Limited Edition Picture Disc)
  • George Michael – Listen Without Predjudice Vol. 1 (1990)
  • Northlane – Mesmer (Limited Edition on Colored Vinyl)
  • Oasis – Dig Out Your Soul
  • Pet Shop Boys – Elysium
  • Pet Shop Boys – Yes
  • Professor Rhythm – Bafana Bafana
  • R. Ring – Ignite The Rest
  • Sepultura – Chaos A.D. (1993)
  • Jackie Shane – Any Other Way
  • Slipknot – Day Of The Gusano (Red Vinyl)
  • The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead (5LP Box Set)
  • Sodom – M-16 (Orange Vinyl)
  • Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (10th Anniversary)
  • Talk Talk – It’s My Life (1984)
  • Talk Talk – The Party’s Over (1982)
  • Trivium – The Sin And The Sentence
  • Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats – Vol. 1 (Stand Black and Indie Exclusive on Purple/Silver Vinyl)
  • Watter – History Of The Future
  • Zalus – Of Adoration (Transparent Blue Vinyl)