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Ticket Giveaway for Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band at The Uptown Theater on Thursday September 21st!!!
We are giving away to tickets to the Kenny Wayne Shephard Band, all you need to do for a chance to win is come into the store and sign up! We will be taking entries up to the end of the day Monday September 18th!
Mitski – The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We (Robin Egg Blue Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive, Postcard, Slipsleeve Packaging) and (Regular Black Version)
Sometimes, Mitski says, it feels like life would be easier without hope, or a soul, or love. But when she closes her eyes and thinks about what’s truly hers, what can’t be repossessed or demolished, she sees love. She hopes her album, The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We, will continue to shine that love long after she’s gone. Listening to it, that’s precisely how it feels: like a love that’s haunting the land.” This is my most American album,” Mitski says about her seventh record, and the music feels like a profound act of witnessing this country, in all of it’s private sorrows and painful contradictions. In this album, which is sonically Mitski’s most expansive, epic, and wise, the songs seem to be introducing wounds and then actively healing them. Here, love is time-traveling to bless our tender days, like the light from a distant star. The album is full of the ache of the grown-up, seemingly mundane heartbreaks and joys that are often unsung but feel enormous. It’s a tiny epic. From the bottom of a glass, to a driveway slushy with memory and snow, to a freight train barreling through the Midwest, and all the way to the moon, it feels like everything, and everyone, is crying out, screaming in pain, arching towards love. Love is that inhospitable land, beckoning us and then rejecting us. To love this place – this earth, this America, this body – takes active work. It might be impossible. The best things are.
Arctic Monkeys – Am (180 Gram Vinyl, Digital Download Card)
Ari Lennox – Shea Butter Baby
Bob Marley – Ultimate Wailers Box (Box Set, Booklet, 4LP)
A gorgeous vinyl box set featuring the early recordings of reggae legend Bob Marley performing with the group that launched not only his own career but also put the Jamaican music scene on the world stage, The Wailers!
These historic recordings include the Lee “Scratch” Perry produced “Small Axe,” “Mr. Brown,” “Duppy Conqueror,” and “Soul Rebel” plus lots of dub versions and rarities! Packaged with extensive liner notes by music historian Dave Thompson and photos by Barry Plummer in a full color 12″x12″ booklet PLUS four bonus postcards!
Boygenius – The Record
Childish Gambino – Camp (Black, 180 Gram Vinyl)
The Cult – Sonic Temple (Indie Exclusive, Clear Green Colored Vinyl, Anniversary Edition, Gatefold LP Jacket)
The Eagles – Their Greatest Hits Volumes 1 & 2
Explosions in the Sky – End – Yellow (Yellow Colored Vinyl, 180 Gram)
Limited 180gm yellow colored vinyl LP pressing. End, the enigmatic 2023 album by Explosions in the Sky, was inspired by darkness, but became a loud, dramatic, wild rumination on life and death. “Our starting point was the concept of an ending-death, or the end of a friendship or relationship. Every song comes from a story, or an idea one of us has had that we’ve all expanded on and made it’s own world. Maybe it’s our nature, but we kept feeling that the album title was ultimately open to a lot more interpretation-the end of a thing or a time can mean a stop, but it can also mean a beginning, and what happens after one thing ends might pale in comparison to what it becomes next,” says the band about the album. End is perhaps the “grandest” Explosions In The Sky album – melding the quiet restraint and crushing feel of their early releases with the sonic texturing and ornate experimentation of their later releases, and their increasingly deep film and television scoring catalog, influenced by personal tastes stretching from classical to soul to experimental ambient music.
Erykah Badu – But You Caint Use My Phone (Purple Colored Vinyl)
The Flaming Lips – Transmissions from the Satellite Heart
The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin (2LP)
Jeff Beck – Blow By Blow (150 Gram Vinyl)
“Blow by Blow” is a landmark instrumental album that defies categorization. Released in 1975, it showcases Beck’s extraordinary guitar prowess and innovative fusion of rock, jazz, and funk. Each track is a sonic journey, with Beck’s virtuoso guitar work at the forefront. From the funky grooves of “Freeway Jam” to the soulful melodies of “Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers,” this album is a testament to Beck’s musical genius. Collaborating with keyboardist Max Middleton and legendary producer George Martin, Beck crafted a timeless masterpiece that remains a touchstone for instrumental rock. “Blow by Blow” is a must-listen for anyone appreciating musical artistry.
Jeff Beck – Wired (150 Gram Vinyl)
Jeff Beck’s “Wired” album is a timeless masterpiece that continues to captivate listeners with its virtuosic guitar work and innovative fusion of rock and jazz. Released in 1976, this instrumental gem showcases Beck’s unparalleled talent, pushing the boundaries of guitar-driven music. Tracks like “Led Boots” and “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” exhibit his technical prowess and emotional depth, while the album as a whole seamlessly blends genres, making it a pioneering force in the jazz-rock fusion movement. “Wired” remains a testament to Beck’s exceptional musicianship, leaving an indelible mark on the world of instrumental rock and earning its place as a classic in the genre.
John Prine – John Prine
Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures (180G)
Killer Mike – Michael (Indie Exclusive, Gold Colored Vinyl, Limited Edition, 2LP)
Killer Mike’s album “Michael” is a powerful and unapologetic statement of socio-political commentary and self-expression. Released in 2020, this album is a reflection of Mike’s raw lyricism and uncompromising vision. With tracks like “Walking in the Snow” and “Ghetto Gospel,” he delves into issues of racial inequality, police brutality, and systemic oppression, delivering his message with unwavering conviction. The production, marked by diverse beats and samples, complements his lyricism perfectly. “Michael” not only showcases Killer Mike’s evolution as an artist but also serves as a resonant voice in the turbulent social landscape of its time, making it a vital addition to the hip-hop canon.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Float Along – Fill Your Lungs (Venusian Sky)
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Music to Kill Bad People to Vol. 1 (Colored Vinyl)
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Teenage Gizzard (Picture Disc Vinyl)
Korn – Follow The Leader (2LP, 140 Gram Vinyl)
Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.
Kanye West – 808s & Heartbreak (Deluxe Edition, With CD, Collector’s Edition, 2 LPs)
Incubus – Make Yourself
Linkin Park – Meteora
Meteora, Linkin Park’s ground-breaking second album, was released in March 2003 and included the global hit singles “Somewhere I Belong”, “Faint”, “Numb”, “Breaking The Habit” and “From The Inside.” It has sold over 8 million copies in the US and has been certified multi-platinum, platinum, or gold in 15 countries.
Mac Miller – The Divine Feminine
Mac Miller – Faces (Yellow Colored Vinyl, 3LP)
Mac Miller – Circles (Clear Vinyl, Poster)
M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (2LP)
Michael Jackson – Bad
Michael Jackson – Thriller
Morphine – Cure For Pain (Music on Vinyl, Holland Import)
Morphine – Good (Music on Vinyl, 180G,Holland Import)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, 2LP)
N.W.A.- Straight Outta Compton
Panic! At The Disco – Pretty Odd
Wire – Pink Flag
Wu-Tang Clan – Enter Wu-Tang
THURSDAY FLASH SALE!
20% off all BOX SETS and RED TAG CLEARENCE TITTLES! Yep, any title with a red tag AND all box sets!!!
Fill it up!
BTW, if you purchase Groove Washer products from us we will refill your empty 2oz and 4oz spray bottles for FREE!!!!! Yes, bring in an empty 2 or 4 ounce bottle that you purchased from 7th Heaven and will refill it for you ON US!
Fill up a crate from the BARGAIN BIN downstairs for only $7.50
COUNTRY MUSIC SALE!
Cassette Tapes & 8 Tracks
$3 and Under are 10 for $1
$5 and Up are HALF OFF!
BUY 1 GET ONE SINGLE SALE!
45s and 12″ singles BUY 1 GET 1 FREE ($7 or less)
Turntables! We got ’em. From starter tables to audiophile, and everything in between, we have you covered.
Now in stock we have Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven tote bags. Get yours today!
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Enjoy the music and we will see you soon! Your loving Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven staff.