Margo Price - That's How Rumors Get Started - Loma Vista
That's How Rumors Get Started sees Nashville icon and 2019 Best New Artist Grammy nominee Margo Price commit her genre-bending rock-and-roll show to record for the first time, stretching out her emotive twang over sky-high soft-rock, burning psychedelic rock ballads, stomping road songs, and sprinkles of pop. With production from her friend and longtime collaborator Sturgill Simpson, it shows both of them pushing into unexpected directions.
The Jayhawks - XOXO - Sham
Featuring writing and lead vocal contributions from all four members, The Jayhawks’ extraordinary new album, XOXO, is the most diverse and wide-ranging in the group’s storied history. Rather than marking a sonic departure, though, the collection signals a sharpening of focus for the band, an elevation in understanding of who they are and what they do best. In classic Jayhawks fashion, the songs here mix the influence of American roots music with British invasion and jangly power-pop, but there’s a newfound vitality at play, as well, an invigoration of confidence and energy that could only come with the injection of fresh blood. The result is an album that, much like the band’s lush harmonies, brings multiple distinctive voices together into a singular whole, a collection that, ironically enough, finds unity in individuality and identity in reinvention.
DMA's - The Glow - Infectious Music
DMA's are poised to make a major breakthrough with their third album The Glow produced by multiple Grammy winner Stuart Price (The Killers, Everything Everything, New Order) at Westlake Studios in West Hollywood.
The Hu - The Gereg: Deluxe Edition - Better Noise Music
Following the success of the 2019 debut release, The Gereg features viral rock hits "Wolf Totem" and "Yuve Yuve Yu", with additional features from Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach and Danny Case of From Ashes To New, whose version of "Yuve Yuve Yu" reached top 10 at rock radio. Hailing from Mongolia, The Hu are unlike any other rock band in the world, introducing their new style of music they call "hunnu rock" - from the Mongolian root word for human being, "hu". Since their release, the band has been #1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart, #1 on the Top New Artist Albums, and Top 5 Globally on Hard Rock Music Album Charts (US, Canada, UK, and more). They have toured the world extensively, with sold out shows in Europe, the UK, and the United States. The deluxe CD includes the full album, as well as 3 acoustic tracks and 3 featured versions.
S. G. Goodman - Old Time Feeling - Verve Forecast
S. G. Goodman was raised in Western Kentucky on the Mississippi River Delta in a strict church going family of row crop farmers. Her debut solo album, Old Time Feeling, co-produced with fellow Kentuckian Jim James, showcases S.G.'s otherworldly voice, which soars above a sonic blend of gritty guitars, bottomland grooves and plaintive balladry."
Massive Wagons - House Of Noise - Earache Records
The fifth album from the British rockers. The follow-up to Full Nelson features 12 new tracks. The members of Massive Wagons say: "Times are hard and scary right now. We want to do all we know how to do - that's bring music to people. Everyone needs to look after each other because we are all In It Together. We hope our music sends positive vibes to everyone affected by the situation, and see you on the road when normality is restored."
For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.
Paul Weller - On Sunset - Verve
Paul Weller’s 15th solo album, On Sunset, is a soul album. At the same time it’s an electronic album, an orchestral album, an album packed with classic pop songs and heart-tugging ballads, and an album filled with touches of experimentalism. It’s also an album that sees Weller taking a rare glance into the rear-view mirror as he speeds into the 2020s.
Pure X - Pure X - Fire Talk Records
Pure X is the last band, has always been the last band. In 38 minutes, Pure X weave a culmination, all the delays and distortion, the grinding mortar of touring, the low-tide pulling them out from a cult band, to a legacy band, it’s here, understood and forgiven.
Willie Nelson - First Rose Of Spring - Sony Legacy
A new studio album from the time-defying legend who has won Grammys for his last two albums (2019’s Ride Me Back Home just won Best Solo Country Performance and 2018’s My Way won Best Traditional Pop Album). While his last few albums have focused on facing the reality of mortality and crying or laughing in its face, this one is focused much more on celebrating the now and embracing life, love and friends & family. The album includes new songs written by Willie Nelson and long time producer Buddy Cannon combined with new songs written by Chris Stapleton and Toby Keith plus a handful of classic songs that Willie interprets his way, all performed with an amazing band of Nashville gunslingers.
Stu Larsen - Marigold - Nettwerk Records
Stu Larsen has no fixed residence...all he owns is a suitcase. You can find him in his native Australia, in Spain, Japan or South America before he picks up and leaves for his next destination. The Queensland, Australia-born singer-songwriter, and narrator packed up his life in a suitcase and has circled the globe on a near twelve-year and five-continent international trip. He has chronicled this journey through his music, including his newest full-length album Marigold.
Holy Wave - Interloper - Reverberation Appreciation
Holy Wave is a band of multi-instrumentalists from Austin, TX. Originally from El Paso, the band’s sound has evolved into a unique blend of sun baked surf-psychedelia. Holy Wave creates a brand of psych that brings to mind fellow Texans like The 13th Floor Elevators and modern contemporaries like The Black Angels and Night Beats, dyed in carefully constructed noise with an attention to detail echoing the work of influences like My Bloody Valentine and Spectrum.
For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.
NEW HOURS- Starting June 15th
Monday Thru Friday 10am - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 8pm
Sunday 11 - 6pm
Monday Thru Friday 10am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday - Closed
Monday Thru Friday 10am - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday - Closed
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
Vinyl Nation digs into the crates of the record resurgence in search of truths set in deep wax: Has the return of vinyl made music fandom more inclusive or divided? What does vinyl say about our past here in the present? How has the second life of vinyl changed how we hear music and how we listen to each other?
Thanks to the folks at Vinal Nation in partnership with Record Store Day for the opportunity to sell advance screening tickets to our customers. The stream will air on April 18th and April 19th. This would've been lined up with RSD but as we all know has been delayed. The creators of Vinyl Nation has struck a great deal with record stores in which we sell tickets and keep 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales. We can really use it right now so any support is appreciated.
The premiere was supposed to happen this spring, but...ya know.
Tickets are $10/each. This special screening of our documentary Vinyl Nation will be available digitally from 12 midnight ET Saturday, April 18, 2020 through 11:59 PM PT Sunday, April 19, 2020.
Just prior to the screening weekend, you will be emailed a password to access the digital screening. You will need to log in with the name and email you used to purchase tickets on Brown Paper Tickets plus the password to access the digital screening.
Thanks for the support!
Record Store Day is a worldwide event celebrating record stores and their place in the community. In the interest of being good members of those local, national and worldwide communities, we've decided to move the date of Record Store Day 2020 to JUNE 20.
The basic plan is to shift everything to that date, but there are a lot of people and things involved with a worldwide event like this, and a lot of moving pieces, so be nice to your record store if they don't have an immediate answer to your questions. We're all working on, well, everything.
Are You Ready for RSD 2020? The list of titles was released today and can be seen here: https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases
NEW DATE: June 20th 2020
All Locations / Doors @9am