Gary Clark Jr. - This Land - Warner Bros
The GRAMMY® Award-winning maverick channels his signature sense of soul from the crossroads of rock ‘n' roll, blues, jazz, hip-hop, reggae and punk. Gary Clark Jr's most accomplished songwriting and virtuosic performances to date; This Land delivers socially relevant, transcendentally ambitious, and musically rich declaration as unapologetic, undeniable, and unique as he is. He emerges with a body of work that is dynamic in every sense, embodying an ever-evolving sound that transformed him into an artistic force anointed by everyone from President Barack Obama to the late Prince.
The Claypool Lennon Delirium - South of Reality - ATO Records
South of Reality, The Claypool Lennon Delirium’s epic sophomore album might be just the antidote this sick world needs. Music so potent it could repel an asteroid impact from space, these seasoned warriors of psychedelia have crafted timeless songs that may as well be chiseled in stone. The monolithic dream team’s new record was produced by Les Claypool and Sean Lennon themselves, and engineered and mixed by Les Claypool at his own Rancho Relaxo studio in Sonoma County, California.
Badflower - OK, I'm Sick - Big Machine Records
Badflower releases their debut album OK, I'm Sick as the first signing on new joint venture Big Machine Records/John Varvatos Records. Since their emergence in 2014, the group has become one of L.A.’s most buzzed about Rock bands, achieving a 2-week run at No. 1 on KROQ’s Locals Only Show with “Heroin.” The crushing realness of their latest single “Ghost” brought the band to the attention of iHeartRadio who spotlighted them as an On The Verge Artist.
Bayonne - Drastic Measures - Mom & Pop Music
Each song on Bayonne's Drastic Measures is orchestral in texture, unfolding in countless layers and kaleidoscopic tones. With great intensity of detail, the Austin-based artist otherwise known as Roger Sellers deepens that sonic complexity by weaving in elegantly warped samples of the field recordings he's gathered for over a decade. But in its powerful melodies and pristine arrangements, Drastic Measures ultimately bears a pure pop lucidity even in its most grandiose moments. Throughout the album, Sellers matches his bursts of experimentation with the graceful piano playing he's honed since he was a little kid. By his early 20s he'd discovered minimalist composers like Steve Reich and Terry Reilly, which led him to infuse an atmospheric, ethereal quality into much of his work. With the release of Primitives in spring 2016, Sellers adopted the moniker of Bayonne as a way to distinguish his more electronically crafted output from his other musical projects. I'd been playing a lot of shows with a very folk-based set, so using a different name was a way to separate those two personalities, he explains. In bringing Drastic Measures to life, Sellers merged his increasingly classic-pop-inspired sensibilities with a production approach closely focused on looping, layering, and overdubbing. Even if you hear something simple like clapping or finger snaps, it's probably layered 10 or 20 times, he says. I just like to stack and layer everything to get these big sounds, and create a really wide sonic space within the songs.
Lily & Madeleine - Canterbury Girls - New West Records
As for the album, for Lily & Madeleine, Canterbury Girls refers to a real place they know, in Broad Ripple, IN - and for them, as Madeleine explains," it’s the first place of adolescent freedom, the first place of blossoming girlhood - and a place to imagine the future a girl wants,” But the opposite is also at play; when youthful dreams are lost and the kind of emotional baggage that women have to carry, more often than not, becomes their burden. Burdens of disgust, of pain, unwanted attention, and trauma - the double standard, the disappointments, the disrespect, the fury, the helplessness, and the resignation. Sharing the angst bundled baggage and taking refuge in sharing and realizing you aren’t alone… that’s when healing begins. It’s the story of many, and the story of Canterbury Girls everywhere.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - The Best Of Everything: The Definitive Career Spanning Hits Collection - Geffen Records
This collection of personal favorites and important milestones is the first anthology to span Petty's entire career, from the first album to Mudcrutch 2. The album contains 38 tracks on 4 LP’s including the hits “Free Fallin’, American Girl, “You Don’t Know How It Feels”, You Wreck Me: and many more. The album also includes two unreleased tracks, “The Best of Everything (Alternate Version)” and the previously unreleased and unheard “For Real”.
Mark Morton - Anesthetic - Republic
Mark Morton, the prolific guitarist of Lamb of God, will release a 10-track album titled Anesthetic. With Mark at the creative center, Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Trivium) co-writing, recording, mixing, & producing, & Jake Oni also co-writing & performing. Singers include Chester Bennington, Randy Blythe, Jacoby Shaddix, Myles Kennedy, Alissa White-Gluz, Mark Lanegan, Chuck Billy, Jake Oni, Josh Todd, Mark Morales & Naeemah Maddox. Musically, Morton performs all guitars, with Roy Mayorga, David Ellefson, Ray Luzier, Paulo Gregoletto & Alex Bent, Mike Inez, Jean-Paul Gaster, Steve Gorman & Marc Paul rounding out the band. Comes on red vinyl with 12 tarot cards.
For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.
The Electric Fetus' exclusive clear vinyl version of Bob Mould's Sunshine Rock LP is now available in the Minneapolis store and online. It will be available in the Duluth store on Thursday.
Today only, Wednesday, Feb. 20th, get free shipping on any U.S. order that includes this limited edition clear vinyl! Choose the "Mould exclusive/free ship 2/20" option at checkout.
Electric Fetus - Minneapolis
Thursday, Feb. 28th - 7:00 p.m.
The Electric Fetus looks forward to The Cactus Blossoms returning for a free performance on Thursday, February 28th at 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the release of their forthcoming record Easy Way. Following their performance, they'll sign copies of Easy Way on CD and LP. Easy Way's release date is Friday, March 1st, but you'll be able to purchase it early at the event.
This event is free and open to all ages.
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After their Electric Fetus performance and signing, hang out with The Cactus Blossoms over at Icehouse at 9:30pm for a listening party as they spin Easy Way in its entirety (21+). Sponsored by Fulton Brewing
Available now! Three Prince albums -- 3121, Musicology and Planet Earth -- have been re-released via Sony Legacy and we have them on CD and purple vinyl.
As an added bonus if you order all three titles (any combination of configurations) or purchase all three in the store, you will receive a limited edition Purple Places Postcard Pack. This collection of seven postcards features photos of Twin Cities locales associated with Prince. This is an Electric Fetus exclusive and is limited to 500 sets.
Order 3121 CD here: https://electricfetus.com/UPC/190759100028/Prince_3121-Dig
Order 3121 purple LP here: https://electricfetus.com/UPC/190759105313/Prince_3121-Colv-Ofv-Purp
Order Musicology CD here: https://electricfetus.com/UPC/190759100127/Prince_Musicology-Dig
Order Musicology purple LP here: https://electricfetus.com/UPC/190759105214/Prince_Musicology-Colv-Ofv-Purp
Order Planet Earth CD here: https://electricfetus.com/UPC/190759100226/Prince_Planet-Earth-Dig-Lent
Order Planet Earth purple LP here: https://electricfetus.com/UPC/190759105412/Prince_Planet-Earth-Colv-Ofv-Purp-Lent
Postcard packs will be added automatically to qualifying orders. We'll update our website when all postcard packs are gone.
Note: Web orders of $49+ receive free U.S. shipping. Choose the "FREE SHIPPING ($49+) US only" option at checkout.
Feb. 13th (11:00am CST) UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered our exclusive clear vinyl version of Sunshine Rock.
Feb. 8th (1:30pm CST) UPDATE: We are now sold out of the Bob Mould event passes online. Just a few remain in the store. If you've placed your order and have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Electric Fetus - Minneapolis
Thursday, March 28th - 7:00 p.m.
The Electric Fetus is excited to have Bob Mould return for a special, private in-store performance on Thursday, March 28th to celebrate the upcoming release of his new album, Sunshine Rock.
Bob will be performing at 7:00 p.m. and then signing afterwards.
There are a limited number of passes for the show, so make sure to secure your spot! Here's how:
The first 250 people to pre-purchase the Electric Fetus’ exclusive clear vinyl version of the new Bob Mould LP, Sunshine Rock ($19.99) will receive a pass for the private in-store performance at our Minneapolis location. Sunshine Rock will be released on CD and a few color variations on LP on February 8th, but the Electric Fetus' clear vinyl version will be released on March 8th. The Electric Fetus’ version of the LP is the only way to get into this private event. You will get your pre-ordered LP at the event or you may pick it up anytime on or after March 8th.
When pre-ordering for this promotion to get the event pass, choose the "No ship chg/Pick up in store" option. We will mail you the event pass, receipt and details.
If you can't attend the event but want to pre-order the Electric Fetus' exclusive LP to be shipped to you, add "no pass" in the comment field and choose the shipping option for your location.
Here are the other logistics and a couple restrictions you should know:
• Customers will receive one pass per Electric Fetus exclusive LP purchased. Pass allows entry for one person only.
• Each customer may purchase a maximum of 4 passes.
• Passes are available in the Minneapolis store and online now while supplies last. For online orders, passes will be mailed to you. PLEASE ALLOW US 1-2 BUSINESS DAYS TO GET YOU YOUR EMAIL CONFIRMATION THAT YOU ARE GETTING A PASS. We will start shipping passes next week.
Although event passes are sold out online, you may still order your Electric Fetus (exclusive version) clear vinyl to pick up in the store or to be shipped out when it's released on March 8th.