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Shaman’s Harvest
2. Better Nature
Silversun Pickups
3. Fishing Blues
4. And Then Like Lions
Blind Pilot
5. Home of the Strange
Young the Giant
6. Tell Me I’m Pretty
Cage the Elephant
7. Skin
8. Innocence Reaches
Of Montreal
9. Weird Exits
Thee Oh Sees
10. California

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July 21st, 2016


new release fridayHere’s a quick look at the bright and shiny new releases this week at The Record Exchange:


Stephen Marley – Revelation Pt. II: The Fruit of Life

Periphery – Periphery III: Select Difficulty

(HED) P.E. – Forever

Charlie Hunter – Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth

Apocalyptica – Plays Metallica By Four Cellos

Dragonforce – Killer Elite (deluxe edition available)

Revocation – Great is Our Sin

Despised Icon – Beast

The Body – All The Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood

Heavy Drag – Sabana Ghost

Crown the Empire – Retrograde

Lil Durk – Durk 2x

The Amazing – Ambulance

Look Park – Look Park

Can – Can

Velvet Crush – Pre-Teen Symphonies

Various Artists – Mushroom Jazz 8

Keith Sweat – Dress to Impress

Dust Moth – Scale

Dream the Electric Sleep – Beneath the Dark Wide Sky

Defeated Sanity – Disposal of the Dead/Dharmata

Hammers of Misfortune – Dead Revolution

Taake – Gravkamre, Kroner og Troner

Krigsgrav – Waves of Degradation

Profanatica – The Curling Flame of Blasphemy

Terra Tenebrosa – The Reverses

The New Low – Continuance

Big Hoodoo – Asylum


Mark Kozelek – Live in Copenhagen

The Allman Brothers – Various Reissues

Apocalyptica – Plays Metallica By Four Cellos

The Body – All The Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood

Bad Brains – The Omega Sessions

Theodore Shapiro and Craig Wedren – Wet Hot American Summer Soundtrack

John Corigliano  – Altered States Soundtrack

Patsy Cline – Greatest Hits

The Get Up Kids – Something to Write Home About

Endgame – Flesh

Yeesh – Confirmation Bias

They Might Be Giants – Why

Tesla – Psychotic Supper

Cursed – Three: Architects of Troubled Sleep

Despised Icon – Beast

Dust Moth – Scale

American Authors – What We Live For

Earth, Wind and Fire – Earth, Wind and Fire

Earth, Wind and Fire – The Need of Love


Prince – Controversy

Prince – Dirty Mind

Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

Eazy-E – Eazy-Duz-It

Genius/GZA – Liquid Swords

Dr. Octagon – Dr. Octagonecologyst

Mudhoney – Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge

Mudhoney – Mudhoney

Mudhoney – Superfuzz Bigmuff

Beach Slang – Here, I Made This for You: Beach Slang Mixtape Vol. 1


Neil Young – Human Highway (Director’s Cut) DVD and Blu-ray

Twisted Sister – Metal Meltdown DVD

July 21st, 2016


elizabethWe’re midway through the year in music and liking what we’ve heard so far. We’re excited for what’s to come, but here at the midpoint, we’re taking pause to talk about our favorite releases of the first half of 2016.

Here’s Elizabeth’s picks:

1. ChairliftMoth
2. Parker MillsapThe Very Last Day
3. Quaker City Night HawksEl Astronauta
4. PorchesPool
5. BeyonceLemonade

1. Chairlift: Although I’ve loved this album since it came out in January, turns out it’s a perfect representation of my 2016 so far. Along with visually intoxicating videos and a stunning performance at Treefort, Chairlift stole the No. 1 spot in my heart and my top albums list. Consistent, pulsing energy that peaks at manageable dance-pop heights and dips into smooth grooves that are just as enticing. You could put this album on in the background while sending a million emails, and maybe the time will go by faster as you softly bob your head along. However, you could also put this album on just after the climax of a party: The hardcore are ready to pass out, but those of us with better pacing want to keep feeling the music, moving with a little less intensity to save the last of our energy for someone else, maybe someone who appreciates Chairlift right now as much as we do.

2. Parker Millsap: A lyrical masterpiece perfectly delivered by Millsap’s gritty tenor, indie Americana that might convert the most adamant country music hater. Gorgeous heart-wrenching storytelling and vocals take the traditional slide and harmonica-studded blues-rock riffs to another plane of emotion and meaning, skyrocketing this album to the top of its genre. Apparently he was binge-watching The Walking Dead while writing this album, but you’ll be tapping your foot despite the dire situations.

3. Quaker City Night Hawks: A strange one that I came across by accident, this album caught me during my recent “southern-rock revival” crush. The band claims to be massive ZZ Top fans, and I hear a bit of Boston in here, too. I find it perfect for road trip rocking out – loud guitars and bluesy rock vibes can get you through the Southern Idaho desert in no time. I appreciate the fun silliness of the concept, too, which the band pulls off by not taking themselves too seriously, despite seriously rocking.

4. Porches: I listened to this album hesitantly, because I knew if I loved it, I’d kick myself so hard for missing their set at Treefort. And yes, I did kick myself, and I am again right now. This album is perfect for a dark room, intense listening, intense feeling and intense moving. Indie dance is one of my favorite genres, and Porches will fill the indie-dance shaped hole in my heart all year long.

5. Beyonce: What can I say, I love it. I can’t relate to the cheater-hating drama, but I can certainly appreciate belting out a perfectly crafted pop tune in my car while pretending I’m maybe slightly as badass as Queen Bey.