It’s Crate Sale New Vinyl Thursday at The Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven. Check out this week’s list of new vinyl arrivals and Flash Sales:
Alice in Chains – Dirt (150 Gram Vinyl, Remastered)
Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique 20th Anniversary Edition (180 Gram Vinyl, Remastered)
Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty (Bonus Tracks, Remastered)
The Cramps – Flamejob
Chris Stapleton – Traveller
Dolly Parton – Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection
Deftones – White Pony (Indie Exclusive, Deluxe Edition, Anniversary Edition)
Dr Dre – Dr. Dre 2001
Daft Punk – Homework
Funkadelic – Maggot Brain: 50th Anniversary Edition (2LP 180gm Black Vinyl)
Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
Gorillaz – Cracker Island (Indie Exclusive, Purple Colored Vinyl)
Hello Mary – Hello Mary (Indie Exclusive, Blue Colored Vinyl)
Hello Mary produced by Bryce Goggin (Pavement /Luna) references alternative rock of the nineties alongside Elliot Smith and Jeff Buckley as influences, heard most vividly on the album’s simmering closer “Burn it Out,” but their contemporaries are bands like Palberta, Spirit of the Beehive, and Palehound, artists who don’t shy from unusual time signatures, careening feedback, and unconventional harmonies, all for the sake of surprising a listener. The album’s “Looking Right Into the Sun,” a song most honestly described as “delightful,” is driven by a tight and dynamic rhythm section that gives way to Straight’s crystalline and confident falsetto.
The debut album was written during a period of immense uncertainty. “We were battling things personally, the world was battling COVID,” Wave says. So there’s a darkness to it that isn’t apparent on first listen. Yet prioritizing sensation over narrative cohesion opens up the ability to make even the most lyrically devastating songs pleasurable. On the psychedelic “Spiral,” Straight and Wave harmonize to dazzling effect on the chorus, while Oppenheimer’s driving bassline tethers them to earth. “Is it a coincidence? You’re hanging out all night, while I’m on the other side,” they sing to an unknown other. “We’re singing about the paranoia that comes along with relationships, the sense of jealousy that feels like you’re on the outside of things,” Stella says. Relatability gives way to absurdity, too, an example of which arrives in the form of “Special Treat,” which opens with disarming harmonies that might recall a schoolyard taunt, or something more sinister, like the summoning of a coven. The earwormy “Rabbit” is, at its core, a straight ahead rock song that features one rock-star-esque guitar solo.
H.E.R. – H.E.R. (Gatefold LP Jacket)
Herbie Hancock – Empyrean Isles (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series)
Herbie Hancock debuted on Blue Note in 1962 and quickly established himself as both a remarkable pianist and a brilliant composer with three excellent albums—Takin’ Off, My Point Of View, and Inventions & Dimensions—before making what is widely considered to be his first masterpiece: Empyrean Isles. Recorded in 1964, the album seemed to distill the full breadth of Hancock’s artistry into a sweeping 35-minute musical journey. Joining Hancock on the voyage were three of his closest collaborators: trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and Hancock’s Miles Davis Quintet bandmates Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams on drums. Each of the four distinctive original pieces Hancock composed for the date occupies its own unique space. The quartet launches into the album opener “One Finger Snap” which consists of a single opening line that leads directly into blistering improvisations by Hubbard and Hancock. The first side concludes with the beguiling “Oliloquy Valley” which conjures a mysterious and mystical vibe. The flipside leads off with one of Hancock’s most enduring themes, “Cantaloupe Island,” with its undulating groove and unforgettable melody, before moving into a more exploratory realm with “The Egg,” an expansive 14-minute epic that flirts with the avant-garde and gives ample space for the musicians to let their imaginations run wild.
This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is stereo, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.
John Prine – John Prine
Lizzo – Coconut Oil
Lil Yachty – Let’s Start Here
M83 – Fantasy (Indie Exclusive, Limited Edition, Blue Colored Vinyl)
Fantasy, M83’s 9th studio album, proves a towering sensory delight and marks his most personal album to date, an alternate world that Gonzalez has created as an escape from the disconnected world we live in today.
“BEYOND ADVENTURE”, Gonzalez sings into a trademark M83 swirl of synths & guitars. These are the only two words in the entirety of “Oceans Niagara”, a proclamation with an ellipsis, and the most apt tone-setting for the evocative, sense-amplifying journey that is Fantasy
For Gonzalez, Fantasy‘s direction and aesthetic was immediately clear. “I wanted this record to be very impactful live,” he says. “The idea was to come back with something closer to the energy of Before The Dawn Heals Us. The combination of guitars and synths is always in my music, but it’s maybe more present on this new record than on the previous ones.”
Reserved in nature, Gonzalez also sought to continue a trend that has become more prominent in his recent albums. “I wanted to be more present lyrically and vocally even if that was daunting at first,” he states. “I thought if I could achieve that, this album will be more personal than those that came before.”
Miley Cyrus – Endless Summer Vacation (Booklet, Poster, Gatefold LP Jacket)
Mac Miller – Circles (Clear Vinyl, Poster)
Michael Jackson – Invincible (Picture Disc Vinyl)
Madvillain – All Caps
Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (180 Gram Vinyl, Reissue)
OutKast – Stankonia
Paramore – This Is Why
Samara Joy – Linger Awhile
Sleep – Dopesmoker
SZA – CTRL (150 Gram Vinyl, Colored Vinyl, Green, Gatefold LP Jacket)
Tyler Childers – Country Squire (150 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket, Download Insert)
Tyler The Creator – Igor (150 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket)
Tyler, The Creator – Goblin
U2 – Songs Of Surrender (Indie Exclusive, White Colored Vinyl)
Songs of Surrender features 16 new acoustic and reimagined recordings from the U2 catalog, produced and compiled by The Edge, including “One,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” and “Pride (In The Name Of Love).” Limited Edition Indie Exclusive on Opaque White Vinyl with 4-page insert featuring liner notes from The Edge.
CRATE SALE! -NOW THROUGH SUNDAY-
Fill up a crate from the BARGAIN BIN downstairs for only $7.50 -Now though Sunday- 3/16 – 3/19
Cassette Tapes & 8 Tracks
$3 and Under are 10 for $1
$5 and Up are HALF OFF!
Joy Division – Still
WAS $49.77 NOW $30.77
Prince – Sign O’ The Times (150 Gram Vinyl)
WAS $32.77 NOW $23.77
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