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CSNY New Vinyl Thursday

It’s CSNY New Vinyl Thursday! Check out this week’s new vinyl arrivals:

The 1975 – Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships (180 Gram Vinyl, Special Packaging)

Bad Wolves – Disobey

Beyoncé – Lemonade (180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket, Colored Vinyl, Yellow, Download Insert)

Black Joe Lewis & Honeybears – The Difference Between Me & You

Breakbot – Still Waters

Childish Gambino – Camp

Cosmic Eye – Dream Sequence

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – So Far (syeor Exclusive 2019, White Vinyl)

Curtis Harding – Face Your Fear

Dr. Dre – Chronic

Foo Fighters – Concrete And Gold (Gatefold LP Jacket, Download Insert)

The Faint – Danse Macabre (With CD, With DVD, Deluxe Edition, Remastered)

Gang Starr – Hard to Earn

The Grateful Dead – Aoxomoxoa (180 Gram Vinyl)

The Grateful Dead – Anthem Of The Sun (50th Anniversary Deluxe Limited Edition, Picture Disc)

Glass Animals – Zaba

Gram Parsons – Gp (syeor Exclusive 2019, w/Bonus 7″, 180 Gram Vinyl)

Iron Butterfly – Live In Copenhagen

Jungle – For Ever

There’s nobody like Jungle. There’s something so effortlessly cool, so awesome about their music. They take the hipper-than-thou sensibility of east London and mix it with the good-time boogie of Hollyeood and create timeless grooves that manage to sound like dancefloor fillers and mind-pleasing deep cuts at the same time.

The jungle approach to an album is a gumbo of well-used ingredients (soul, funk, hip-hop, dub, R&B) and fused them into something entirely their own. The music on offer on their sophomore release is broadly similar in tone and style to their first LP, with occasional forays into new territory. Lead singles ‘Happy Man’ and ‘House in LA’ are prime Jungle and second wave ‘Heavy, California’ and ‘Cherry’ are equally familiar – cuttings from the same tree, but no less original for that. ‘Heavy California’ in particular is great, and counts as Jungle’s  neo-soul, part funk, part break-up anthem. The production is polished  and like all their best tracks, performs the neat trick of sounding organic and free-flowing despite the many layers of synth and sample.

Elsewhere there are some new avenues, ‘Cosurmyne’ sounds like it could belong on Lana Del Rey’s Honeymoon, complete with crackly crooner sample, while ‘Give Over’ and ‘Mama Oh No’ are more electronic than Jungle have previously explored. The vocals on the latter two are jagged compared to a more clipped metronome on ‘Julia’ and ‘Busy Earnin’’. It’s a natural move, and the songs are beautifully executed.

Happily, the portion of the tracklist that would be taken up with filler on lesser LPs is studded with hidden gems on For Ever.  ‘Beat 54’ and ‘Casio’ are simply sublime, as is the surprising ‘Smile’, which sees Jungle embracing their name’s tropical connotations. The quality never lets up. You never hit a skip-inducing lull. It’s all great all the time.

Best of all, they’ve saved the best song for last,  ‘Pray’ is an achingly beautiful funk/soul epic, bursting out of the speakers in string-filled splendor. Just when you’re ready to turn out the lights and walk out of Jungleland, ‘Pray’ takes you by the shoulders and shakes you one last time. It’s powerful, beautiful music.

If you want to look cool at parties, or get the party dancing…this is the record to spin. Nobody does it better than Jungle. –Albert Schmurr

 Juliana Hatfield – Weird (Orange Vinyl)
Kanye West – Ye
Kendrick Lamar – Damn.
Kid Cudi – Man on the Moon: The End of Day
Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy (180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket, Remastered)

Lack of Afro – Hello Baby

The Lumineers – Cleopatra

Mark Knopfler – Down The Road Wherever (180 Gram Vinyl)

Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue (Mono Sound)

Mother Mother – Dance & Cry

Queen – Greatest Hits I

Queen – The Game

Radiohead – In Rainbows (180 Gram Vinyl)

Rick & Morty – Rick & Morty (Colored Vinyl, Green, Orange)

Scissor Sisters – Scissor Sisters

Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow (Clear Vinyl, Blue)

Simon & Garfunkel – Greatest Hits (140 Gram Vinyl, Download Insert)

Snail Mail- Lush

t’s hard to imagine being successful at 19.  Not successful like getting good grades, but successful in a way that NPR has ranked your debut album one of the 50 best albums of 2018. Yet that is where Lindsey Jordan and her band Snail Mail find themselves, nestled at 49, right in front of The Carters (a.k.a. Jay-Z and Beyonce).

On Lush – Jordan is able to combine the uncertainty of being 19 and looking forward at all that life has to offer.  Her ability to weave the mundane into melody is impressive.  Having played guitar since she was six, her blend of tight riffs and airy, open tuning is the perfect match to her ever expanding vocals.

Tracks like Heat Wave and Pristine feel nostalgic yet relevant. Hearkening back to the days of Letters to Cleo and the Cranberries, the message and the music speak to fans of all ages, no matter if you are 19 or 99, Snail Mail is worth a listen.

Brad Simmons

The Stooges – The Stooges (180 Gram Vinyl)

Tom Waits – Bad As Me (With Book, Remastered)

Wilco – Sky Blue Sky

Winter – Together (Translucent Green 150 Gram Vinyl)

ZZ Top – El Loco (syeor Exclusive 2019, Pink Colored Vinyl)

ZZ Top – Tejas (syeor Exclusive 2019, Purple Colored Vinyl)

CSNY New Vinyl Thursday has arrived! Come get some new music. We are open until 9 pm.

We also just added 100’s of new titles to our clearance new vinyl selection. All titles are priced at cost or way BELOW! Brand NEW vinyl starting at $5! Come get some great NEW vinyl at the lowest prices ANYWHERE!

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Enjoy the music and we will see you soon. Your loving Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven staff:

Sherman, Gordon, Daniel, Dylan, David, Jonathan, and Dionna.

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