New Vinyl Releases 12/15/17

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (180Gram Stereo Reissue)
  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Picture Disc)
  • The Chain Gang of 1974 – Daydream Forever (Clear Vinyl)
  • Bob Dylan – Time Out of Mind
  • Bomba Estereo – Ayo
  • Duke Ellington – The Duke Plays Ellington (Reissue)
  • Enslaved – Eld (Red with Black Splatter 2LP Reissue)
  • Ace Frehley – Anomaly Deluxe (2LP on Reflex Blue/Clear Starburst vinyl)
  • Ihsahn – The Adversary (Reissue on Red vinyl)
  • Ihsahn – After (Reissue on Clear vinyl)
  • Ihsahn – Das Seelenbrechen (Reissue on Gold vinyl)
  • Ihsahn – Eremita (Reissue on White vinyl)
  • The Killers – Day & Age (Reissue)
  • The Killers – Direct Hits 2003-2013 (Reissue)
  • The Killers – Sam’s Town (Reissue)
  • The Killers – Sawdust (Reissue)
  • Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me
  • Nathan Milstein – Masterpieces for Violin and Orchestra (Stereo Repress, Ltd to 1000)
  • Thelonious Monk – The Complete Prestige 10-Inch Collection (5×10″ Box Set)
  • New Order – NOMC15 (3LP Live Album)
  • Nico – Chelsea Girl (Reissue)
  • The Offspring – Inxay On The Hombre (20th Anniversary Reissue on Gold vinyl)
  • Roy Orbison with The Philharmonic Orchestra – A Love So Beautiful
  • Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (5LP Deluxe Edition on Translucent Blue and Yellow vinyl with 3 12″ Singles)
  • Otis Redding – The Definitive Studio Album Collection (7LP Box Set)
  • Sia – Everyday is Christmas
  • Solstafir – Svartir Sandar (2LP on Split Red and Milky Clear Vinyl)
  • Taylor Swift – Reputation (2LP Picture Disc)
  • Various Artists – Crazy Heart (Original Motion Picture 2LP Soundtrack)
  • Various Artists – Insecure (Music from the HBO Original Series)
  • Various Artists – Pitch Perfect 3 (Music from the Motion Picture)
  • Various Artists – Stranger Things (Music from Seasons 1 & 2)
  • The Velvet Underground – 1969

New Vinyl Releases 11/10/17


  • The 6ths – Wasps Nests (Limited Edition of 1000 copies on White Vinyl)
  • Andrew Bird – Echolocations: Rivers
  • Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love (Standard Black Pressing)
  • Bob Dylan – Slow Train Coming (1979)
  • Fantasia – Christmas After Midnight
  • Ben Folds – SuperSunnySpeedGraphic
  • Aretha Franklin – A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Wesley Fuller – Inner City Dream
  • Hippo Campus – Warm Glow EP (Single Sided Pressing with Etched B Side)
  • HOOPS – Tapes #1-3 (2-LP Pressing of their debut tapes)
  • Iggy Pop – New Values
  • Julie Dolron & The Wrong Guys – S/T
  • The Kinks – Sleepwalker (1977) (180Gram Audiophile Pressing on Black/White Swirl, in gatefold with poster insert)
  • Metallica – Master of Puppets (180Gram Reissue)
  • Mini Dresses – Mini Dresses (Clear Vinyl, Limited to 800 copies)
  • Jason Molina – The Black Sabbath Covers (7″ Single with Etched B-Side)
  • Morphine – Live At The Warfield 1997 (Limited Edition of 2555, numbered)
  • No Doubt – No Doubt (25th Anniversary Edition on 180Gram, first time on vinyl)
  • Angel Olsen – Phases (Collection of B-Sides, Demos and Unreleased Tracks)
  • Pearl Jam – Ten
  • Petal – Comfort EP (7″)
  • Pharoah Sanders – Jewels of Thought (1969)
  • Pharoah Sanders – Summun Bukmun Umyun – Deaf Dumb Blind (1970)
  • Pharoah Sanders – Tauhid (1967)
  • Power Trip – Nightmare Logic (Limited Edition Picture Disc, limited to 1000)
  • Quicksand – Interiors
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Live at Red Rocks (180Gram 2LP)
  • Twink – Think Pink (1970) (Mono reissue with bonus 7″ single)
  • Various – Soul Christmas (1968) (Featuring Otis Redding, Booker T. & The MG’s, Carla Thomas and more!)
  • Whitney – Light Upon The Lake: Demo Recordings
  • Lucinda Williams – (Ten Bands One Cause Limited Edition Pressing on Pink Vinyl, Limited to 2000)

LIVE: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile Bring a Lotta Sea Lice and a Lotta Talent to Empty Bottle

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett— and their band of Sea Lice–closed out their three night sold out streak in Chicago at the legendary Empty Bottle. The pair took the stage just around 9:30, forgoing an opener, to perform songs from their recently released collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice. Their stunning performance began with Vile and Barnett’s debut single from the aforementioned album, “Over Everything.” 

From the get go, the crowd at the intimate venue radiated their excitement, displaying as much enthusiasm as a crowd of a larger size. Vile and Barnett radiated a similarly infectious energy, and an electric current of chemistry flowed between the duo and their other bandmates, which included Janet Weiss of Sleater-Kinney. While the pair performed songs from their Lotta Sea Lice album, they also bounced back and fourth between performing their own songs and covers from other artists. Although they both performed songs from their past albums, Barnett and Vile reworked their songs to make them duets, with Barnett taking on parts in Vile’s songs like “Life Like This” and “On Tour.” Vile also contributed to the live performances of Barnett’s songs like “Depreston” and “Dead Fox.” While they performed, the two would often back away from their microphone stands to meet in the middle of the humble stage, facing each other as they strummed their guitars. Whenever they did this, the musical chemistry between them only grew stronger, making the show that much more special.

Other highlights of the set included the performance of Belly’s song “Untogether” and Gillian Welch’s song “Elvis Presley Blues.” The latter opened up the band’s three song encore, and Vile and Barnett performed that cover as a duo without their band. The stripped back performance allowed for the duo’s harmonies and flawless vocals to really shine through. As the night wound down, Barnett mentioned that the Empty Bottle had been where she played her first show in Chicago, so it was great to be back. The set closed out with two more of the pair’s own songs; “Pretty Pimpin'” and “Avant Gardener.”

The pairing of Barnett and Vile on this album and the accompanying tour showcases the magic that can happen when artists come together and instill a sense of community and camaraderie in the music industry. If you missed out on the spectacular evening, check out our photo gallery of the show below.

See the rest of the Courtney and Kurt tour dates here, You can also snag a copy of Barnett and Vile’s collaborative album at the shop, order it from the webstore at any time right here

 This article was originally published via ANCHR Magazine



Beach Fossils Bring Their Music, a Proposal, Skateboard Tricks, and Stage Crashing to Bottom Lounge

This past Tuesday night, NYC’s Beach Fossils put on a show at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge that was just as entertaining between songs as it was during the songs. Although the tour was in support of Beach Fossils’ latest album, Somersault, their eventful set kicked off just before 10PM with a few older tunes, “Generational Synthetic” and “Shallow.” Before playing their third song of the evening, lead singer Dustin Payseur noticed that someone in the crowd had been making airhorn sound effects and called forward the audience member to demonstrate his skills over Payseur’s microphone.

From the second Beach Fossils had taken the stage, a sense of unity and excitement fell over the crowd and remained there throughout the whole set, but a huge highlight of the evening happened early on when a couple got engaged onstage. Beach Fossils staged the proposal by telling the crowd that they had a nightly raffle contest and that the winner tonight got to come onstage with his guest, and then called the name of the fan who would be proposing. Once the couple joined the band onstage, the question was popped and of course she said yes. Beach Fossils invited the newly engaged couple to dance onstage for the next song and Payseur addressed the crowd, saying, “There’s too much hate in this world. We need to come together.” The crowd did just that by cheering and applauding the special moment they had just witnessed.

The good vibes and positive energy just soared upwards from then, with the audience beginning to crowd surf at the intimate venue during “Sugar,” from the latest album Somersault. That crowd surfing momentum carried over into the following song, “Be Nothing,” also from the latest album. The track starts slow and finishes with an epic build up that had the crowd losing their minds. The explosive energy lulled slightly for laid-back “Sleep Apnea,” but the crowd still showed their support by turning on their phone lights and holding up lighters as they swayed together. An audience member chucked their bra onstage at the end of the track, and Payseur decided to put it on himself, over his t-shirt, saying, “I also look great in a dress and fuck you if you think I shouldn’t wear one.”

As the first part of the set began to wind down, the band left the stage briefly before returning for an eventful three song encore. During the encore, Beach Fossils invited an audience member onstage with his skateboard, where he actually did a kickflip on the small stage. Beach Fossils then invited people to come dance on stage for their second to last song, “Daydream,” which further promoted the sense of unity they had instilled.  The night ended with Payseur singing “Jesus Christ Saved My Life” in a British accent, and the crowd erupted with applause and cheers at the end of the encore.

Beach Fossils has frequently spoken up on social media about accepting everyone and calling out abusers, and their show that promoted spreading love and coming together continues to spread that same message in real life. Their tour continues for the rest of this week, and you can check out all the dates here.


While you wait for the next tour from Beach Fossils, check out their latest album on our webstore here.


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)