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1. True Sadness
The Avett Brothers
2. Falling Into Place
3. Dirty Heads
Dirty Heads
4. The Getaway
Red Hot Chili Peppers
5. Teens of Denial
Car Seat Headrest
6. Blank Face
Schoolboy Q
7. Why Are You Ok
Band of Horses
8. Human Performance
Parquet Courts
9. Hardlove
10. Wildflower
The Avalanches

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July 28th, 2016


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


Death Grips – Bottomless Pit

Modest Mouse – Night on the Sun

Chris Robinson – Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel

Descendents – Hypercaffium Spazzinate (deluxe edition available)

D Generation – Nothing is Anywhere

Bouncing Souls – Simplicity

Various Artists – Quiero Creedence

Lori McKenna – The Bird and the Rifle

David Bowie – Earthling

John Prine – In Spite of Ourselves

Steve Hackett – Total Experience: Live in Liverpool (CD/DVD)

Thee Oh Sees – Live in San Francisco

Billy Talent – Afraid of Heights

Jake Owen – American Love

Ghoul – Dungeon Bastards

Owen – The King of Whys

Hillary Scott and the Scott Family – Love Remains

Brian Wilson – Brian Wilson and Friends

Thank You Scientist – Stranger Heads Prevail

Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Various reissues

Joe Lovano – Classic! Live at Newport

Valient Thorr – Old Salt

Ringworm – Snake Church

A.M.S.G. – Hostis Universi Generis

The Foreshadowing – Seven Heads Ten Horns

Zodiac – Grain of Soul

Kohti Tuhoa – Rutiinin Orja

Ayreon – The Theater Equation

Get Dead – Honesty Lives Elsewhere

National Park Radio – The Great Divide

Fea – Fea

Michael Giacchino – Star Trek Beyond Soundtrack

The Game – Block Wars Soundtrack

Fantasia – The Definition Of

Average White Band – British Live Performance Series

Various Artists – The Rough Guide to Blues Women

Various Artists – The Rough Guide to Ethiopian Jazz


Beck – Mellow Gold

Beck – Odelay

Death Grips – Bottomless Pit

Modest Mouse – Night on the Sun

Elliott Smith – Figure 8

Elliott Smith – XO

Descendents – Hypercaffium Spazzinate (indie exclusive edition available)

Bouncing Souls – Simplicity

D Generation – Nothing is Anywhere

Chris Robinson – Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel

Tom Petty – Greatest Hits

Mudcrutch – 2

Hole – Live Through This

Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling

R.E.M. – Dead Letter Office

R.E.M. – Eponymous

R.E.M. – Lifes Rich Pageant

My Morning Jacket – Okonokos

Owen – The King of Whys

Judas Priest – Battle Cry

Broods – Conscious

Squirrel Nut Zippers – Hot

Beak – Couple in a Hole Soundtrack

Fort Minor – Rising Tied

Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Various reissues

Yes – Tales From Topographic Oceans

Pete Shelley – Cinema Music and Wallpaper Sounds

John Corigliano – Altered States Soundtrack

Ringworm – Snake Church

Kohti Tuhoa – Rutiinin Orja

Buried Alive – Last Rites

Lightnin’ Hopkins – Lightnin’s Boogie: Live at the Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club

Frederick Fennell and the Eastman-Rochester Pops Orchestra – Hi-Fi a la Espanola

Brahms (Szeryng, Dorati, London Symphony Orchestra) – Violin Concerto in D

Dvorak (Bruch, Starker, Dorati, London Symphony Orchestra) – Cello Concerto/Kol Nidrei

Rachmaninoff (Janis, Dorati, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra) – Piano Concerto No. 2, 2 Preludes

Gnutov/Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra – Balalaika Favourites

Despised Icon – Day of Mourning

Despised Icon – Ills of Modern Man

Various Artists – The Rough Guide to a World of Psychedelia

Gary Hoey – Dust and Bones

July 28th, 2016


image1We’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 Rachel’s picks:

1. John CarpenterLost Themes II
2. So So GlosKamikaze
3. WrayHypatia
4. Beach SlangThe Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us
5. Lust For YouthCompassion