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  • New Release Round-Up 01-14-22

    Punch Brothers - Hell on Church Street

    Punch Brothers - Hell on Church Street - Nonesuch
    Hell on Church Street, Punch Brothers’ newest album, out this week on Nonesuch Records, is the band’s reimagining of, and homage to, the late bluegrass great Tony Rice’s landmark solo album Church Street Blues. The record features a collection of songs by Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Bill Monroe, and others. Recorded at Nashville’s Blackbird Studio in November 2020, during a time of great uncertainty, Hell on Church Street was intended as both its own work of art and a gift to Rice, who died that Christmas. Punch Brothers said of Tony Rice and Church Street Blues: “No record (or musician) has had a greater impact on us, and we felt compelled to cover it in its entirety, with the objective of interacting with it in the same spirit of respect-fueled adventure that Tony brought to each of its pre-existing songs.”

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

    Cat Power - Covers [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP] Video Available
    Bonobo - Fragments [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red Marbled 2LP] Video Available

    The Lumineers - Brightside [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Oceania LP]
    Underoath - Voyeurist [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Golden Age LP]
    Jeff Tweedy - Chelsea Walls
    The Kernal - Listen To The Blood
    Grace Cummings - Storm Queen
    Elvis Costello & The Imposters - The Boy Named If
    The Wombats - Fix Yourself, Not The World
    Garcia Peoples - Dodging Dues
    Richard Carpenter - Richard Carpenter’s Piano Songbook
    Mary Lattimore - Collected Pieces: 2015-2020
    Jamestown Revival - Young Man
    Killing Joke - Killing Joke (2003) [Limited Edition Translucent Purple 2 LP]
    The Mars Volta - The Bedlam In Goliath [Limited Edition White, Gold & Glow In The Dark 3LP]
    Fit For An Autopsy - Oh What The Future Holds
    Skillet - Dominion
    Smoke DZA - A Closed Mouth Don't Get Fed [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]
    Smoke DZA & Curren$y - Prestige Worldwide [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cerulean Marble LP]
    Otis Redding - The Best Of Otis Redding [SYEOR 2022 Limited Edition Translucent Blue LP]
    The Monkees - Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. [SYEOR 2022 Limited Edition Translucent Green LP]
    Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation [SYEOR 2022 Limited Edition Translucent Blue LP]
    Miles Davis & Michel Legrand - Dingo: Selections from the Motion Picture Soundtrack [SYEOR 2022 Limited Edition Red LP]


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    UPCOMING RELEASES

    John Mellencamp - Strictly A One-Eyed Jack

    John Mellencamp - Strictly A One-Eyed Jack - Republic
    John Mellencamp's 25th studio album, Strictly A One-Eyed Jack, is set for release 1/21/22 on Republic Records. The album was written and produced by Mellencamp, recorded at his Belmont Mall Studios in Indiana, and recorded/mixed by GRAMMY-award winner David Leonard. It features a number of longtime band members including Andy York, Dane Clark, Mike Wanchic, Troye Kinnett, and more. It also features three collaborations with Bruce Springsteen including the landmark duet “Wasted Days.”

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    AURORA - The Gods We Can Touch

    AURORA - The Gods We Can Touch - Glassnote
    The Gods We Can Touch is an elegant and celestial but provocative album about shame, desire and morality, all seen through the narrative prism of Greek mythology. In each of the album's fifteen songs we meet a different god. Featuring lead single "Cure For Me," the album is ultimately "a celebration of being human, and what makes us human."

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    Greensky Bluegrass - Stress Dreams

    Greensky Bluegrass - Stress Dreams - Big Blue Zoo Records
    For two decades now, Greensky Bluegrass has been building an empire, brick by brick. Their eighth studio release, Stress Dreams was produced by Dominic Davis (Jack White) and Grammy winning engineer/producer Glenn Brown amidst the 2020 pandemic. It follows their 2019 release, All for Money, which landed on the Top 100 at the Billboard Albums Chart, Top 20 at Independent Albums and Current Country Albums, Top 10 at Americana/Folk Albums Top 5 at Heatseekers, and #1 at Bluegrass Albums. Greensky is widely known for their dazzling live performances and relentless touring schedule. As with traditional bluegrass, the band writes about their own contemporary day-to-day happenings, emotions, and experiences in the modern world. Their die-hard fans pack out venues across the country. They travel in droves and sell out multiple-night show runs at iconic venues like Red Rocks and The Ryman.  

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  • Down In The Valley Turns 50!

    Down In The Valley Turns 50!
    We wanted to connect with y'all as we start 2022. If you shopped at one of our stores this year, THANK YOU. This thank you goes out not only to our customers, but also our employees. We are also celebrating 50 years in business this year! From starting off in a basement in Golden Valley in 1972, to what is now 3 independent record stores. We couldn't have done it without all of YOUR support! We've had our challenges over the years, but through it all we have continued to grow and become stronger because of you. Thank you for your support to this small family-owned business. We are looking forward to many more years to come! Stay tuned as we have some very special things planned to celebrate!
    Here’s an old photo of our Wayzata store. Who remembers this location?
     Taryn & Brandon (2nd generation owners)                                                                              
                                                    
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  • New Release Round-Up 01-07-22

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  • Current Mask Policy - December 30th

    Mask Policy: Effective 12/30/21

    We have implemented a mask policy again in our stores for the time being.  We don't anticipate this to be in place for a long period of time but until this current wave subsides, we'd like to be on the safe side for our staff and customers. We understand that some of you will not like this policy but it's a small inconvenience to keep our small staff safe and unaffected.  Without a staff, we cannot run our stores.  We will provide any customer a free mask upon arrival if they do not have one. No big deal.

    Why are we doing this?

    -We want to keep our employees as safe as possible. The recent surge has been the fastest spreading variant in the pandemic. You’re seeing this with canceled concerts and sporting events the last week.

    -Yes, we know that this variant generally isn’t as dangerous as others but we want to mitigate any risk in the workplace.

    -We anticipate this mask policy will be in effect for a short time based on the rapid spread of this new variant and cases.

    -We have had more cases and exposures with our staff in the last 2 weeks than the previous 20 months of the pandemic.

    -We are doing this to keep our employees safe and mitigate the chances that they would get covid at work. We have a small staff and an outbreak would shut our doors.

    -We listen to our employees and want them to feel comfortable because without them we couldn’t run our stores.

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  • New Release Round-Up 12-17-21

    Frank Zappa - 200 Motels: 50th Anniversary

    Frank Zappa - 200 Motels: 50th Anniversary - UMe
    Frank Zappa's "200 Motels" turns 50! In celebration of FZ's famous 1971 "Surrealistic Documentary," Zappa Records, UMe, and MGM are pleased to present the original soundtrack newly remastered by the legendary Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, and featuring all original packaging including the booklet and mini-replica movie poster. Pressed on 180-gram heavy vinyl 2 LP by Optimal Media in Germany.

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    Kelley Stoltz - Antique Glow: Expanded Edition

    Kelley Stoltz - Antique Glow: Expanded Edition - Third Man Records.
    Third Man Records is proud to release the 20th anniversary expanded edition of Kelley Stoltz's defining album 'Antique Glow.' Originally self-released in miniscule vinyl-only quantities in 2001, 'Antique Glow' has served not only as a template for the length of Kelley Stoltz's twenty-plus year career, but has also served as a compass for other Anglophile, TASCAM 388 home recording acolytes.  Original copies featured Stoltz's clever, wry and fanciful hand-painted adornments overtop reclaimed thrift store LP jackets, Third Man's release here utilizes some of those original unused images for a die-cut sleeve that ultimately gives the listener six different possible album covers. The songs are by and large masterpieces of bedroom pop magic. From the whispering 'Here Comes the Sun'-adjacent acoustic underpinnings of album opener 'Perpetual Night' through the fuzz-threaded leads of 'Are You Electric?' Stoltz's inspirations are impeccable and clear. Sixties Davies British Invasion through 80's British Bunnymen post-punk, with appropriate off-shoots into West Coast American pop-psych, Velvets-indebted hooliganism and Drake/CSNY acoustic attenuations, the end result is pure joy. On the expanded version, standout tracks previously relegated to an Australian tour-only CD (like the breathlessly cinematic 'Old Pictures') see their first-ever vinyl and digital release while there's an additional 8 songs from the 'Antique Glow'-era seeing their first ever release in any format. The cutting room floor quality here is second-to-none, Stoltz clearly gifted with the curse of writing too many indelible songs, so the newly released 'Too Beck' (originally cast off by Kelley because he thought 'it sounded too much like Beck') and 'Umbrella' stand firm as some of the best, most timeless music Stoltz has ever released... a full two decades after he recorded them! With all instruments and vocals performed by Stoltz, the singularity of vision here is impeccably clear and executed.

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

    Bo Burnham - INSIDE (The Songs)
    Elbow - Flying Dream 1 [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Green LP]
    Brian Wilson - At My Piano
    Amanda Shires - For Christmas
    Eddie Vedder - Long Way [Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
    FUZZ - LEVITATION Sessions [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green with Heavy Purple Splatter LP]
    Lin-Manuel Miranda, Germaine Franco, Encanto - Cast - Encanto (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    Demi Lovato - Dancing With The Devil...The Art of Starting Over
    NCT - The 3rd Album 'Universe' [Photobook Ver.]
    SING 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Illusory Walls [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear 2LP]
    Ween - At the Cat's Cradle, 1992
    Stubbs The Zombie: The Soundtrack [Indie Exclusive Black/Green Splatter LP]
    The Zoo - Presents Chocolate Moose [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Spearmint Green LP]
    Federal Duck - Federal Duck [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Orange LP]
    Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon III: The Chosen
    Logic - Bobby Tarantino III
    Morgan Wallen - Dangerous: The Double Album [Double Cassette]


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  • SAVE THE DATE!

    SAVE THE DATE!

    We're looking forward to the 15th annual celebration of the brick-and-mortar record store, the people inside those walls, and the music, art and entertainment you take home from them. We can't wait for Record Store Day, the party that's become the Largest Single Day Music Event In The World. Record Store Day is April 23, 2022

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  • New Release Round-Up 12-10-21

    Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Barn

    Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Barn - Reprise
    Barn, the new Neil Young & Crazy Horse album was recorded in a remote, restored, 19th century log barn. This musical family has played together for a half century, yet they continue creating new music. Neil and the Horse fans have long shouted for “more barn” and here it is… 10 new songs that capture the wild, rock and roll spirit, the idiosyncratic raw sound and the lyrical beauty that epitomizes a classic NYCH collaboration. The last song appeared on the last morning and was recorded just an hour later during a pounding hailstorm and during the full moon. The album was recorded this summer over a handful of days. The ten new songs encompass all that Neil Young with Crazy Horse are known for, beautiful romantic acoustic ballads, powerhouse electric rockers and insightful rollicking tunes that stick with you. Niko Bolas was parked adjacent to the barn, in an exquisite analog mobile recording truck, Le Mobile ready to capture and mix the album on the spot. 

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    Green Day - BBC Sessions

    Green Day - BBC Sessions - Warner Records
    Between 1994 to 2001, Green Day would visit the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios in London four times and record live sessions for Radio 1’s “Evening Show” and its popular DJ Steve Lamacq. This compilation documents those sessions, and includes many of the band’s hits including “When I Come Around”, “Basket Case”, “Brain Stew/Jaded” and “Minority”.

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    The Band - Cahoots: 50th Anniversary Edition

    The Band - Cahoots: 50th Anniversary Edition - Capitol
    The Band celebrates the 50th Anniversary of their fourth studio album Cahoots with an all-new remix and remaster by Bob Clearmountain. The Super Deluxe Box includes the new stereo mix, bonus tracks and a previously unreleased bootleg concert at Olympia Theatre, Paris 1971, on 2 CDs. Also included, is a surround-sound Blu-ray, a 180g half-speed master LP, a 7" single, booklet, all-new liner notes and collectable lithographs.

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    Brian Wilson - At My Piano

    Brian Wilson - At My Piano - DECCA
    Genius, icon, trailblazer - he revolutionized music as head of the Beach Boys. Now, legend Brian Wilson retraces his steps and reimagines the most iconic songs from his back catalogue into their purest form, him alone at the piano. Featuring God Only Knows, Wouldn't it Be Nice, California Girls, Good Vibrations and many more on solo piano.

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

    Common - A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2
    Lady Gaga - Born This Way: The Tenth Anniversary [3LP]
    John Carpenter & Chvrches - Turning The Bones (Chvrches Remix) [Blue/Pink/Clear Marble Swirl 7in Vinyl]
    Rival Sons - Pressure & Time: 10th Anniversary [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Opaque Light Pink LP]
    Les Claypool's Duo De Twang - Four Foot Shack [Golden Nugget Edition 2LP]
    Spoon - Wild/Wild Remix [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
    Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation: 10th Anniversary Edition
    Dear Laika - Pluperfect Mind [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
    Four Year Strong - Brain Pain: Deluxe
    Toby Keith - Peso In My Pocket
    Billy Cobb - Zerwee EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP]
    Billy Cobb - Zerwee Pt. 2 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue/White Galaxy LP]
    Steve Earle - Townes [Limited Edition Clear 2LP]
    Superchunk - Endless Summer b/w When I Laugh [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green Vinyl Single]
    DMX - DMX: The Legacy [2LP]
    Monsta X - The Dreaming
    Various Artists - Licorice Pizza (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red 2LP]
    Dorothy - What's Coming To Me/Rest In Peace [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
    Sun Ra - Omniverse [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
    Chuck Prophet - No Other Love [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red Splatter LP]
    Émoi - Willy's Wonderland (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange/Black Swirl LP]
    Freeze - Rabid Reaction [Indie Exclusive limited Edition LP]
    Gladiators - 1983 - THE NIGHTHAWK EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Red Green and Yellow Vinyl]
    Swirlies - They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days In The Glittering World Of The Salons [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
    Clairo - Sling [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black & White Swirl LP]
    The Hold Steady - Open Door Policy [Limited Edition Pink LP]
    Various Artists - West Side Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)



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  • Our Daily December Deal

    Our Daily December Deal

    A great deal on some great albums every day in December

    (click to see all the titles on sale)

     Gift it to your friends or gift it to your own record collection

    New titles added daily!

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  • Record Store Day - Essentials

    Record Store Day - Essentials

    These are pressings available only at RSD stores!  See the list and pre-order to reserve your copy.  They are titles that are essential to any indie record shop.

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  • New Release Round-Up 12-03-21

    OUT THIS WEEK

    Volbeat - Servant Of The Mind
    Ice Nine Kills - Welcome To Horrorwood: The Silver Scream 2 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Ultra Clear 2LP]
    TOMORROW X TOGETHER - Chaotic Wonderland
    David Lee Roth - Diamond Dave
    NCT 127 - The 3rd Album Repackage 'Favorite' [Catharsis ver.]
    Gregory Porter - Still Rising
    Kenny G - New Standards
    The Cast of Netflix's Film tick, tick... BOOM! - tick, tick... BOOM! (Soundtrack from the Netflix Film)
    Geese - Projector
    Osees - LEVITATION Sessions Vol. II [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Double 12in Vinyl]
    Tasha - Tell Me What You Miss The Most
    Spencer Cullum - Spencer Cullum’s Coin Collection [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]
    The Tragically Hip - Road Apples: 30th Anniversary [5 LP/Blu-ray]
    LP - Churches
    Gillian Welch & David Rawlings - All The Good Times
    Travis - The Invisible Band: 20th Anniversary [Deluxe 2 CD/Clear 2 LP Box Set]
    Nina Simone & Her Friends - An Intimate Variety Of Vocal Charm [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Transparent Emerald Green LP]
    Ghost Woman - Lost Echo's [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White/Gold Splatter 7in Single]
    Czarface - Czarface Meets Metal Face [RSD Essential Indie Colorway White LP]
    Danzig - Always On My Mind [Pink Vinyl Single]
    Bloodred Hourglass - Your Highness [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red & Green 2LP]
    Like Pacific - Control My Sanity [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Baby Blue and White Marble LP]
    Andrew Gabbard - Homemade [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Camo Green LP]
    No Bragging Rights - No Bragging Rights [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Half Gold/Half Clear w/Heavy Black Splatter LP]



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  • New Release Round-Up 11-26-21

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  • Music Releases 01-14-22

    Artist Title Price
    Punch Brothers Hell on Church Street [LP] New Vinyl: $21.98
    Video
    Bonobo Fragments [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red Marbled 2LP] New Vinyl: $34.98
    Video
    The Kernal Listen To The Blood [LP] New Vinyl: $20.98
    The Wombats Fix Yourself, Not The World [LP] New Vinyl: $27.98
    Garcia Peoples Dodging Dues [LP] New Vinyl: $21.98
    Richard Carpenter Richard Carpenter’s Piano Songbook New CD: $13.95
    Jamestown Revival Young Man New CD: $11.98
    Fit For An Autopsy Oh What The Future Holds New CD: $14.98
    Skillet Dominion New CD: $14.98
    Jacob Bryant Bar Stool Preacher [LP] New Vinyl: $19.98

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    Movie Releases 01-18-22

    Artist Title Price
    Celtic Woman Postcards From Ireland [DVD] New DVD: $14.98
    The Beatles A Hard Day's Night (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] New Blu-Ray: $49.95
    The Addams Family [Movie] The Addams Family 2 New Blu-Ray: $34.98
    Last Night in Soho [Movie] Last Night In Soho [4K] New Blu-Ray: $44.98
    This Is Us [TV Series] This Is Us: The Complete Fourth Season New DVD: $34.95

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