Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Carnage - Goliath Ent
Written, recorded, and completed during lockdown, CARNAGE is the first studio album from Nick Cave & Warren Ellis outside of the Bad Seeds and their many soundtrack collaborations. The eight song project - developed amidst the downtime of a long, anxious, global emergency - showcases Cave & Ellis’ typical sonic and lyrical adventurism and stands as a quintessential record for these uncertain times. CARNAGE is shot through with moments of distilled beauty and resonating with an almost defiant sense of hope. In Cave's own words, it is "a brutal but very beautiful record nested in a communal catastrophe."
Rosie Tucker - Sucker Supreme - Epitaph
Sucker Supreme is the third album from Rosie Tucker, and first for Epitaph Records. It is a coming of age album that aches with self-discovery, self-definition, and self-redefinition. Sucker Supreme is also just the right follow-up to where their last album, 2019’s Never Not Never Not Never Not, left off: still playfully observed, still sneakily political, still indebted to folk singers of the past – but also much, much bigger, brighter, louder and noisier than anything Tucker has dared before. It delivers mightily on an ambitious M.O.: to be relentlessly catchy and muscular and noisy but also beautiful; be achingly sad and searching, but never too far away from funny, either; and to spotlight Tucker’s empathetic, yearning vocals on top of it all. It takes a unique group of people to make an album that leaps out of the speakers at you like this one. Sucker Supreme is the first record made by Tucker’s current touring band: drummer Jessy Reed, guitarist Jess Kallen, and bassist Wolfy, who also occupied the producer’s chair. It’s a group of people as eager to share their long-dead folk music heroes as they are to pay homage to their still-kicking pop-punk heartthrobs.
Styx - Crash Of The Crown - UMe
A new era of hope, survival, and prosperity comes calling on Styx's Magnum Opus, Crash Of The Crown, the band's first studio album since 2017's The Mission. Though the 15-track album takes a hard look at some inherently dark subjects, the prevalent light at the end of the tunnel eventually becomes each song's focal point - a persistent fervor to keep moving forward and achieve the greater good. Featuring "Crash of the Crown," "Reveries" & more, available on black vinyl.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEKFor more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.
Ashe - Ashlyn
Aretha Franklin - I Knew You Were Waiting: The Best Of Aretha Franklin 1980-2014
James - All The Colours Of You [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Purple/Black & Red/Black 2LP]
The Interrupters - Live In Tokyo! [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pink & Black Pinwheel LP]
Crumbsuckers - Life Of Dreams [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange LP]
The Obsessed - The Church Within [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
Amythyst Kiah - Wary + Strange
Seventeen - SEVENTEEN 8th Mini Album 'Your Choice' (ONE SIDE version)
Evolfo - Site Out Of Mind
Fear Factory - Aggression Continuum
Rebelution - In The Moment
Silk For The Starving - The Lounge Society EP
Amy Helm - What The Flood Leaves Behind
Now That's What I Call Music! - Now That's What I Call Country, Volume 14
Now That's What I Call Music! - NOW That's What I Call Country Classics 00s
Natalie Gelman - Moth To The Flame
Omar Apollo - Apolonio
Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon III: The Chosen
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Gary Allan - Ruthless - EMI Nashville
Gary Allan will be releasing a brand new album of all new material on June 25th. Ruthless is Gary's first studio album in over 8 years. Overall, Allan's nine studio and greatest hits albums have produced 26 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, including the number one hits "Man to Man", "Tough Little Boys" (both 2003), "Nothing On but the Radio" (2004), and "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)" (2013). Seven more of his singles have reached the Top 10 on this chart as well: his debut single "Her Man", "It Would Be You" (both at #7), "Right Where I Need to Be" (at #5), "The One" (at #3), "Best I Ever Had" (a cover of a Vertical Horizon song) (at #7), "Life Ain't Always Beautiful" (at #4), and "Watching Airplanes" (#2).
Lightman Jarvis Ecstatic Band - Banned - Anti
Yves Jarvis and Romy Lightman are a pair of idiosyncratic and restlessly creative artists. In the past decade, Jarvis’s ever-expanding swatch have earned international acclaim, while Lightman’s twin-sister-led band Tasseomancy has transfixed listeners since the late 2000s. The Lightman Jarvis Ecstatic Band marks the duo’s first collaboration, slingshotting both musicians out of their comfort zones into spellbinding territories of lysergic folk and impressionistic rock. Banned was recorded in the tranquil environment of the Tree Museum, an outdoor art gallery in rural Ontario, Canada, hosting residencies for contemporary sculptors over the past 20 years. The pair credit its 200 acres of natural spaces intermingling with human-made creations as the fuel for their unfettered process. Recorded over two weeks in a free-flowing stream of improvisation, the album finds Lightman on synthesizer with Jarvis on drums and guitar, as their voices weave together into an electrified pastoral tapestry.
Vincent Neil Emerson - Vincent Neil Emerson - La Honda Records
Vincent Neil Emerson is a torchbearer of the Texas songwriter tradition. He channels the straightforward truth-telling and resonance of his songwriting heroes in Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, and Steve Earle into something fresh and distinctly his own. Where his 2019 debut Fried Chicken and Evil Women proved that he is one of the most reverent students of country and Western musical traditions, his follow-up LP, the masterful Rodney Crowell-produced Vincent Neil Emerson, which is out June 25 via La Honda Records/Thirty Tigers, is a brave step forward that solidifies his place as one of music's most compelling and emotionally clarifying storytellers. His songs are cathartic and bluntly honest, never mincing words or dancing around uncomfortable truths.
T. Hardy Morris - The Digital Age of Rome - New West Records
Heading into the spring of 2020, T. Hardy Morris had 12 demos that he thought would make-up his next album, then, everything changed. The world took a break and so his plans to record did as well. As we all watched and waited out the storms; viral and societal, we seemed to wake up scrolling through a whole new century, a time Morris began to refer to as The Digital Age of Rome. He scrapped the demos and began a collection of songs in quarantine where the unprecedented times and topics were unavoidable. He wanted to document the era sonically and lyrically in some way. “I wanted it to sound like how the world felt to me in the second half of 2020. Uncomfortable and chaotic, dystopian but still beautiful.” The Digital Age of Rome was recorded in a deserted downtown Athens, Ga. With long-time collaborator / producer Adam Landry.
Pre-order the Minnesota exclusive White Marble vinyl now!
Good Dog, Bad Dream is the new EP from Hippo Campus, and the St. Paul, Minnesota five-piece's first new music since their 2018 sophomore album Bambi. It finds the band at their most honest and vulnerable to date, with five new intensely cathartic tracks tinged with confessions and dark humor. It's a collection of songs that came together with ease, and without pressure -- a wildly different experience than the typical Hippo Campus recording process. The band - made up of vocalist/guitarists Jake Luppen and Nathan Stocker, drummer Whistler Allen, bassist Zach Sutton, and trumpeter DeCarlo Jackson -- assembled Good Dog, Bad Dream with a genuine sense of freedom and enjoyment as part of their first sessions in their new Minneapolis studio space. It’s a celebration of brotherhood, and the “all for one, one for all” mentality that has permeated Hippo Campus’ work since the very beginning.
Pre-order this August 6th release now
The Record Store Day titles for June 12th will be set up in our garage from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The line will form in the back at our garage door, continue south along the building in the parking lot, then east toward 4th Ave S, then south along Franklin Avenue. Signs will be posted. Planning to line up super early? The porta-potty will be back!
We will start handing out numbers at 8:00 a.m. Numbers will be called starting at 9:00 a.m. and posted on a large board for people to check. Hand sanitizer will be available as you enter the garage. After you've selected your RSD titles, you will be lead into our office space next to the garage to make your RSD purchase. Once your purchase is complete, there will be a one-way exit out the side door into our parking lot. The garage will be open until 1:00 p.m. At that time the special RSD product remaining will be moved inside the store.
Anyone wishing to shop inside the store as well will need enter at the main entrance and wait in that line if there is one. There is a limit of 40 customers in the store at one time. Masks are encouraged. Store hours are 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on June 12th.
There is a limit of 15 RSD titles and no more than one of any specific title per customer.Any RSD titles remaining after we close at 6:00 p.m. on June 12th won't become available on our website until approximately 8:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, June 13th.
Mammoth WVH - Mammoth WVH - Ex1 Records
Mammoth WVH is the debut, self-titled album of Mammoth WVH – the band created by Wolfgang Van Halen. This collection includes the chart topping new single, "Distance” plus “Don’t Back Down,” “Epiphany,” “Mammoth” and more. At the beginning of 2015, Wolf broke ground on what would become Mammoth WVH with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette [Alter Bridge, Slash] behind the board. Wolf began to embrace his voice, inspired by everyone from his father, to bands like AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, TOOL, and Jimmy Eat World. In addition to writing and singing every song on the self-title debut album, remarkably Wolfgang plays every instrument. “The name Mammoth is really special to me.” says Wolf. “Not only was it the name of Van Halen before it became Van Halen, but my father was also the lead singer. Ever since my dad told me this, I always thought that when I grew up, I’d call my own band Mammoth, because I loved the name so much.”
Danny Elfman - Big Mess - Anti / Epitaph
Big Mess marks Danny Elfman’s first solo collection in more than thirty years, but it’s no return to form. Clocking in at 18 tracks, the sprawling, ambitious double album finds the Grammy and Emmy Award-winning composer breaking bold new ground as both a writer and a performer, drawing on a dystopian palette of distorted electric guitars, industrial synthesizers and orchestra in an effort to exorcise the demons brought about by four years of creeping fascism and civil rot. The songs here call to mind everything from Nine Inch Nails, to David Bowie to XTC at times, balancing dense, harmonically complex arrangements with biting, acerbic wit as they reckon with the chaos and confusion of the modern world. Elfman wrote almost all of the record during quarantine, and while the anger, frustration, and isolation of it all is palpable in his delivery, Big Mess is about more than simply blowing off steam. In making the space to truly sit with his emotions and write without limitations, Elfman achieved a kind of artistic liberation on the record that had been eluding him for decades, rediscovering his voice and reinventing himself all at once in the process. Born and raised in southern California, Elfman began his career as part of a surrealist, avant-garde musical theater troupe known as The Mystic Knights of Oingo Boingo. The group would eventually morph into the critically acclaimed rock band Oingo Boingo, whose high-energy performances and genre-bending sound garnered them a fanatically devoted cult following in the 1980s and ’90s. Among the group’s early fans was fledgling director Tim Burton and Paul Reubens (aka Pee-wee Herman), who enlisted Elfman to score their first feature film, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. The collaboration would prove to be the start of a long and fruitful partnership for Elfman and Burton, with Elfman going on to score a string of iconic Burton features like Batman, Beetlejuice, Big Fish, Edward Scissorhands, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. To date, Elfman has scored more than 100 films.
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Live Bullet - Capitol
Considered to be one of the best live albums of all time, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band’s 'Live' Bullet was captured at Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI, in September 1975. The album was released April 12, 1976, and helped to supercharge Bob Seger’s career. To mark the 45th anniversary, the album has been remastered and will be released in its original 2LP format in both black and color vinyl.
Def Leppard - Volume Three [Limited Edition 9 LP Box Set] - Mercury
The 3rd in four volumes of Def Leppard's complete recorded output, this box set contains all of the recordings from the band in the 2000's and features the original packaging. Housed in rigid boxes, the set also contains a hard-backed book with rare photos by Ross Halfin and liner notes by Classic Rock's Paul Elliott. Band members Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Rick Allen and Phil Collen have also contributed introductions to the set. Limited Edition 180gm 9 LP Box Set.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEKFor more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.
Sleater-Kinney - Path Of Wellness [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque LP]
Garbage - No Gods No Masters
Mr. Bungle - The Night They Came Home [Blu-Ray + CD]
Lin-Manuel Miranda - In The Heights (Official Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Back The Way We Came: Vol. 1 (2011-2021) [Deluxe 3CD]
Maroon 5 - JORDI
The Shins - Oh, Inverted World: 20th Anniversary Remaster
AFI - Bodies
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real - A Few Stars Apart [Limited Edition Ink & Paint Black w/ White Splatter LP]
Joe Bonamassa - Now Serving: Royal Tea: Live From The Ryman
Leslie Jordan - Company's Comin'
Marina - Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land
Kiss - KISS Off The Soundboard: Tokyo 2001 [3 LP]
The Oak Ridge Boys - Front Porch Singin'
Faith No More - Who Cares A Lot?: The Greatest Hits [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear 2LP]
Roisin Murphy - Crooked Machine
Indigo de Souza - I Love My Mom [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Purple Splatter LP]
Jordan Davis - Buy Dirt EP
Black Sabbath - Sabotage: Super Deluxe Edition [4LP+7in]
& More .....
After 33 years in business, we’ve made the difficult decision to permanently close our Duluth location after having to shut down for COVID-19 since March 2020.
It’s been incredible to be a part of the very special Duluth community and music scene, and we have great and loyal customers who we will miss. We thank you for your support and patronage.
The onset of COVID in the Spring of 2020, along with various challenges we’ve faced in Duluth — changing retail environment, the water main break, road construction, and more — has made maintaining a brick-and-mortar presence in the city an uphill climb and not viable.
We’ve been struggling to get out of the red for several years now in Duluth and it’s just not realistic to make it work and have a successful location in the market. Therefore, we’ve decided to focus on our Minneapolis location exclusively and advance and evolve that store.
We are working on exciting things for our Minneapolis location and our web business, and we will be sharing more news very soon. In the meantime, from June 10 through June 30 the Minneapolis Electric Fetus is handing out 20 percent off punch cards good for three visits in the month of July.
We very much appreciate our time in Duluth, our loyal customers, and the community’s support over the years, and we look forward to what’s next at our Minneapolis store, on ElectricFetus.com, and our Discogs page.
Leon Bridges' new release, Gold-Diggers Sound, will be released on July 23rd.
This R&B collection is birthed from extended late nights at the Los Angeles, California studio of the same name. The album celebrates Leon’s immersive experience of creating music in the same East Hollywood room where he lived, worked and drank over the course of two years. The soulful collaboration between Leon as an artist and the space itself was so encompassing that he chose to name the album after the soon-to-be legendary complex.
The indie exclusive vinyl version is one standard weight black vinyl LP in an alternate cover image jacket w/mirror-board finish, printed inner sleeve, and 20 page 12”x 12” booklet.
Layla Revisited (Live at LOCKN') captures Tedeschi Trucks Band at their incendiary best, together with Phish’s renowned guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio. Recorded August 24, 2019, the performance of the legendary album in its entirety was kept secret until the moment the band took stage. One listen and it’s clear that their surprise performance that night - which included close TTB collaborator Doyle Bramhall II on guitar - meant something special to the astonished fans who were lucky to experience it.
Layla Revisited (Live at LOCKN') will be released on 2 CDs and 3 LPs (black vinyl) on July 16th. The indie exclusive 3-LP set on translucent blue vinyl will be released on August 27th.
CLICK HERE to order on 2-CDs 18.99 (out 7/16)
Pre-orders are now open for Modest Mouse's The Golden Casket release. There are 6 versions available. The CD and cassette versions will be released 6/25 and the vinyl versions will be out 8/6.
CLICK HERE to order regular CD 13.99 (out 6/25)
CLICK HERE to order CD/t-shirt (sz L) 25.99 (out 6/25)
CLICK HERE to order cassette 15.99 (out 6/25)
CLICK HERE to order regular 2-LP 29.99 (out 8/6)
We're excited to carry candles and bath salts from local company Kobi Co.! We don't ship the bath salts but we do offer shipping for the candles.
Right now the Kobi Co. #PurpleRain candle is available exclusively in the store and online. The lavender and eucalyptus candle is hand poured in Minneapolis and it features polished amethyst stones for love and light.
More Kobi Co. candles (Black Lives Matter, Chillaxin and Good Days) are available at SHOP GIFTS - CANDLES & INCENSE
Learn more about Kobi Co. HERE