Taylor Swift - folklore - Republic
Taylor Swift’s surprise album, folklore! "Most of the things I had planned this summer didn’t end up happening, but there is something I hadn’t planned on that DID happen. And that thing is my 8th studio album, folklore," she said, letting fans know she poured all her whims, dreams, fears, musings into the 17 tracks. "I wrote and recorded this music in isolation but got to collaborate with some musical heroes of mine; Aaron Dessner, Bon Iver, William Bowery and Jack Antonoff.”
Glass Animals - Dreamland - Republic
Amassing over 2 billion streams, British four-piece Glass Animals is led by singer/songwriter/producer Dave Bayley with bandmates and childhood friends Joe Seaward, Ed Irwin-Singer & Drew MacFarlane. A fan favorite, their album How To Be A Human Being was one of the most critically acclaimed records of 2016. Now, Glass Animals is back with new album Dreamland. Featuring hit singles “Tokyo Drifting” with Denzel Curry and “Your Love (Déjŕ Vu)”.
Washed Out - Purple Noon - Sub Pop
Washed Out is Atlanta-based producer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Ernest Greene. Over three enchanting, critically-lauded albums and an EP, his music has proved both transportive and visual, each release inviting listeners into immersive, self-contained universes. With Purple Noon, his fourth album, and his return to Sub Pop, he delivers the most accessible Washed Out creation to date. For Purple Noon, Greene again wrote, recorded, and produced the entirety of the album, with mixing handled by frequent collaborator Ben H. Allen (Paracosm, Within and Without). Production of the album followed a brief stint of writing for other artists (most notably Sudan Archives) which enabled Greene to explore genres like R&B and modern pop. These brighter, more robust sounds made their way into the songs of Purple Noon and mark a new chapter for Greene as a producer and songwriter. The vocals are front and center, tempos are slower, beats bolder, and there's a more comprehensive depth of dynamics. Capism of Washed Out's oeuvre, taking the music to dazzling new heights.
BRONSON - BRONSON - Ninja Tune
BRONSON, the brand new group by ODESZA and Golden Features, unveils their debut self-titled album on Foreign Family Collective / Ninja Tune. BRONSON is available on clear LP, limited edition black and yellow LP, and CD. GRAMMY-nominated duo ODESZA and acclaimed Australian producer Golden Features have come together to form the powerhouse group BRONSON. The self-titled album BRONSON pushes the soundscapes of their previous projects to explore the darker edges of dance music. The LP features heavyweight collaborations from lau.ra of Ultraista, Gallant, and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. The BRONSON album reflects on their respective needs to challenge personal struggles, both internal and external. Moreover, the trio recognized that their own battles were merely microcosms of the surrounding world. The hope was to craft a body of work that was reflective of that duality of lightness and darkness inherent to the human condition.
Luke Bryan - Born Here Live Here Die Here - Capitol Nashville
Luke Bryan releases his latest album this week. `Born Here Live Here Die Here' includes the #1 hit "Knockin' Boots" and his current hit single "Whatever She Wants Tonight". Bryan is known for his catchy, chart-topping tracks like ""Country Girl Shake It For Me" which was included in Billboard Magazine's "100 Songs that Defined a Decade" list out last month.
Laura Marling - Song For Our Daughter - Chrysalis / Partisan
Laura Marling’s exquisite seventh album ‘Song For Our Daughter’ arrives almost without pre-amble or warning in the midst of uncharted global chaos, and yet instantly and tenderly offers a sense of purpose, clarity and calm. As a balm for the soul, this full-blooded new collection could be posited as Laura’s richest to date, but in truth it’s another incredibly fine record by a British artist who rarely strays from delivering incredibly fine records. Taking much of the production reins herself, alongside long-time collaborators Ethan Johns and Dom Monks, Laura has layered up lush string arrangements and a broad sense of scale to these songs without losing any of the intimacy or reverence we’ve come to anticipate and almost take for granted from her throughout the past decade.
The Stooges - Live At Goose Lake: August 8th, 1970 - Third Man Records
Third Man Records is excited to announce The Stooges' Live At Goose Lake: August 8th, 1970. This previously-unheard, high-quality soundboard recording of the original Stooges lineup's final performance -- recorded just before the release of their earthshaking 1970 album Fun House -- is available on vinyl, CD and digital on August 7, 2020, nearly 50 years to the day after the performance.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Deep Purple - Whoosh!
BTS - MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 – THE JOURNEY
Fleetwood Mac - Before The Beginning, Vol. 2: Live & Demo Sessions 1970
PARTYNEXTDOOR - Partymobile
Jenny O - New Truth
Jason Molina - Eight Gates
Another Sky - I Slept On The Floor
Joe Bonamassa - A New Day Now
Pixies - Bossanova: 30th Anniversary
Alison Mosshart - Sound Wheel
Mary Chapin Carpenter - The Dirt And The Stars
Stand Atlantic - Pink Elephant
Michelle - Heatwave
A Grape Dope - Arthur King Presents A Grape Dope: Backyard Bangers
Collective Soul - Collective Soul: 25th Anniversary Edition
Year of the Knife - Internal Incarceration
Oscar Jerome - Breathe Deep
Now That's What I Call Music! - NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 75
& More .....
Bruce Hornsby - Non-Secure Connection - Zappo Productions
Bruce Hornsby is on a roll. After taking the music world by surprise with his wide-ranging, critically acclaimed 2019 album Absolute Zero, the singer, songwriter, composer and bandleader returns with a follow-up that picks up where its predecessor left off. Non-Secure Connection features 10 new songs exploring a broad range of themes, from civil rights to computer hackers, mall salesmen to the tribulations of youth basketball. Hornsby plays piano, of course, but the songs on Non-Secure Connection also feature Hornsby’s electric sitar and Chamberlin, along with guitars, horns, strings and subtle samples from sources as varied as minimalist composer John Cage and Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand. Like Absolute Zero, Non-Secure Connection also features a wealth of collaborators: singer James Mercer of The Shins and Broken Bells, singer and poet Jamila Woods, Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid, Bon Iver leader Justin Vernon and the late Leon Russell, who appears thanks to a demo that he and Hornsby recorded together more than 25 years ago.
For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.
Soul Asylum-Let Your Dim Light Shine LP Reissue
Down In The Valley Exclusive (Seafoam Green) *Limited to 300 copies
Release Date: 07/31/20
Pre-Order now to reserve your copy for the long-awaited reissue from Soul Asylum's 1995 classic. This seafoam green pressing is only available at Down In The Valley locations or downinthevalley.com. Thanks to Dave and Ryan for playing one of our favorites, "Misery"
NEW HOURS- Starting June 15th
Monday Thru Friday 10am - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 8pm
Sunday 11 - 6pm
Monday Thru Friday 10am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 7pm
Sunday - Closed
Monday Thru Friday 10am - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 8pm
Sunday - 11am - 6pm
My Morning Jacket’s new album (and first in 5 years), The Waterfall II, arrives August 28th and Jim James has a great message about how you can find your copy right here at an Indie Record Store.
Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie: Archive Collection - Capitol
As the thirteenth release in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, this numbered, limited seven-disc (5CD/2DVD) Deluxe Edition Box Set is comprised of the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios, 32 bonus audio tracks including unheard home recordings and demos, alternative studio recordings, rough mixes and B-sides including selections from Oobu Joobu parts 1-6, Flaming Pie At The Mill CD (Paul’s hour-long tour of his studio), video content including the In The World Tonight documentary, original music videos, EPKs, interviews, performances and behind-the-scenes material, a 128-page book containing previously unpublished images by Linda McCartney, expanded album artwork from the archives and the story behind the album written by Chris Heath – including track-by-track information, recipes and new interviews with Paul, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Steve Miller and key album personnel, studio notes, handwritten lyrics, the 1997 Flaming Pie issue of Club Sandwich, the official newspaper of the Paul McCartney Fan club, downloadable 24bit 96kHz HD audio, and more.
Flaming Pie is also available on 180g black vinyl 2LP, 3LP, 2CD, Collector's Edition formats.
Fontaines D.C. - A Hero's Death - Partisan Records
Barely a year after the release of their acclaimed debut album 'Dogrel' (which charted Top 10 in the UK, earned a Mercury Prize nomination, Fallon performance, and #1 Album of the Year positions for BBC 6Music and Rough Trade), Fontaines D.C. have returned with an intensely confident, patient, and complex sophomore album. 'A Hero's Death' arrives battered and bruised, albeit beautiful - a heady and philosophical take on the modern world, and its great uncertainty.
Alanis Morissette - Such Pretty Forks In The Road - Epiphany Music
The highly anticipated ninth album from the singer/songwriter. Such Pretty Forks In The Road is Alanis Morissette's first original album since 2012's Havoc And Bright Lights. The first two singles have already made waves (her voice is in absolutely peak form): "Smiling" and "Reasons I Drink"; they join "Ablaze," "Diagnosis," "Reckoning" and more tracks her fans are dying to hear.
The Psychedelic Furs - Made Of Rain - Cooking Vinyl
The groundbreaking British band’s eighth studio album and first new album in nearly three decades. Founded by visionary singer/lyricist Richard Butler and his brother, bassist Tim Butler, The Psychedelic Furs are among the most significant and lasting bands of the post-punk era, their remarkable canon encompassing seven milestone studio albums and such classic singles as “We Love You,” “Sister Europe,” “Love My Way,” “The Ghost In You,” “Pretty In Pink,” “Heaven,” “Heartbreak Beat,” and “All That Money Wants,” to name but a few. Made Of Rain sees the band returning to the fray as relevant and original as ever before, fueled by their always innovative sonic approach and Richard Butler’s evocative, masterful songwriting. Produced by longtime associate Richard Fortus (formerly of Richard and Tim Butler’s acclaimed mid-1990s band, Love Spit Love, and a current member of Guns N’ Roses) and mixed by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, U2, Robert Plant), magnificent reiterations of The Psychedelic Furs’ distinct, desperate wall of sound, melding haunting melodies and driving rhythms with ambition, aggression, and subversive lyrical power.
For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.
We have the doors open for shopping at all of our locations. Curbside will continue and will be an ongoing service we will provide for those who are still not comfortable to shop in the store. Of course you can still use our website with curbside pickup or shipping as well.
Shopping with us:
-Take a squirt of hand sanitizer
-Masks will be required (free masks provided if you don't have one)
-Keep 6 feet distance when possible. (not always possible, which is why the masks are required.
-We will now be accepting cash again at designated registers
-Limit of 15 customers in the store at a time (GV Location)
-Limit of 10 customers in the store at a time (CR/MG Locations)
We've implemented our guidelines based on the safety of our employees and customers. These guidelines were put together with input from all the Down In The Valley employees who are currently working. These are the standards that our employees feel comfortable with right now and without them, we can't open the doors.
Modified Hours: Update June 1st
Golden Valley, Crystal, Maple GroveSATURDAY 10AM-4PMSUNDAY - CLOSED
*We will evaluate the next week to adjust hours as necessary. Thanks for your continued Support!
We are closing all three of our store locations today, Tuesday, June 2nd in solidarity with the music industry for Black Out Tuesday. We are donating proceeds from our sales from Wednesday, June 3rd to Saturday, June 6th to the following organizations that we support and feel make differences in people's lives and our communities:
Drastic changes to our system need to be made. Take care of each other and your community.
#blackouttuesday #theshowmustbepaused #justiceforgeorgefloyd
In these crazy times, just about anything is believable. Have you seen this mystical creature before? We haven’t seen him in many, many years but just as we re-opened our doors, Godzilla suddenly reappeared on our rooftop again after many years of being dormant. Godzilla is back! The last sightings were back in the 1980's and 1990's to alert our customers of big sales events happening in the store. Many years later, he suddenly reappeared towering into the skyline, watching over our store, customers, and employees. He said he is here to protect you. We believe him.
He also wants you all to know that he is here to protect us during our new hours this week.
3 Ways to Shop DITV: In-Store, Curbside, Online
Golden Valley & Maple Grove Locations
Monday-Friday - 10am-7pm
Saturday - 10am-4pm
Sunday – Closed
(*Crystal location reopening soon)
As we've done through this entire process, we will make changes to our business operations as we navigate new procedures in the pandemic world. We're investing in safeguards and policies for re-opening to the public. We feel ready to open, in a limited fashion, to customers shopping in the store starting Wednesday. Curbside is available Monday and Tuesday as we've done the last few weeks.3 Ways to Shop Down In The Valley:-Online via our website and Discogs store-Curbside Pickup-Limited number of customers in our locations starting Wednesday May 20thHours Of Operation Next WeekGolden Valley & Maple Grove LocationsMonday May 18th 10am-6pm CurbsideTuesday May 19th 10am-6pm CurbsideWednesday May 20th 10am-7pm Open Shopping*Thursday May 21st 10am-7pm Open Shopping*Friday May 22nd 10am-7pm Open Shopping*Saturday May 23rd 10am-4pm Open Shopping*Sunday May 24th – Closed*Open Shopping rules and requirement info coming soon.We will monitor these hours of operation on a weekly basis which are subject to change.Thanks for your support and business during this time!
Due to the current circumstances RSD 2020 has once again had to adapt and here is the latest information from Record Store Day:
Since 2008, Record Store Day has grown into the world’s largest single-day music event, shining a light on the culture of the indie record store across the globe. In 2020, that world is different, so Record Store Day will be too. RSD is now scheduled to be celebrated with special, properly distanced release dates on Saturdays in August, September and October.
Record Store Day will look very different this year, but supporting indie record stores may be more important than ever. We don't know what sort of rules will be in place, or what sort of gatherings people will be in the mood for this year, so we're focusing on the music and getting the really great titles on the RSD Official List this year into the stores and into your hands, in the most financially and socially responsible way.
The titles on the RSD 2020 Official List, launched on March 5th, will be released at participating record stores on one of these three RSD Drops: August 29th, September 26th, and October 24th. The new version of The List, with newly assigned RSD Drops dates will launch on June 1 so check back here for a look at when you'll be able to pick up the titles on your RSD 2020 wishlist at your local record store.
Down In The Valley & Electric Fetus Exclusive! 100 years of puttin’ it to your ears!
One thing that COVID-19 can’t cancel is the fact that this year, Down in the Valley (tagged) and Electric Fetus (tagged) are celebrating a combined 100 years in business. That’s 100 years of puttin’ it to your ears! We’re all in this together, and we’re thrilled to have Trampled By Turtles (tagged) help us celebrate. On Friday, April 17th, TBT’s Sigourney Fever EP will be available on vinyl exclusively at both stores. Visiting Down in the Valley and Electric Fetus’ websites to pre-order is the only way to make sure you get a copy of this limited LP (only 1000 pressed) for 17.99 plus shipping. Thanks to everyone who has supported our two stores all these years, and here’s to another 100!!
Pre-order your copy here: https://downinthevalley.com/UPC/644216969494