Down In The Valley - Vinyl Exclusives
These are vinyl pressings that are exclusive to Down In The Valley, partnered with another indie record stores, or are Minneapolis Exclusives.
Trampled By Turtles
Sigourney Fever EP [Limited Edition DITV/FETUS 100 Years In Business Vinyl]
MP3 Album: $4.99 Download
Down in the Valley and Electric Fetus 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 help us celebrate.
Over the past several years, boundary-pushing bluegrass/folk-rock band Trampled By Turtles has built a following around their unique covers. Sigourney Fever sees them adding their own flair to some of their favorite tracks, from Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees” to Faces’ “Ooh La La.”
The EP is available as a limited edition 12” in celebration of Down in the Valley and Electric Fetus’ combined 100 year anniversary. Only available at those two stores, the one-time pressing includes a special animated engraving on the b-side.
Let Your Dim Light Shine *Down In The Valley Exclusive (Seafoam Green)
**Down In The Valley Exclusive** Limited to 300 copies on seafoam green vinyl!
The follow-up to Soul Asylum's 1992 breakthrough album Grave Dancers Union fell victim to heightened expectations, but, contrary to the majority of criticism in the alternative music press, this was no major label sell-out. While it was true that Let Your Dim Light Shine boasted such radio-friendly tunes as the single “Misery” (you know you've made it when Weird Al Yankovic covers one of your songs!) and the electro-acoustic ballad “Promises Broken,” the commercial success of Grave Dancers Union allowed songwriter Dave Pirner the freedom to expand the stylistic reach of the band and even sneak in some genuinely experimental tracks, like “Caged Rat.” Being a mid-‘90s release, this album was available on vinyl for only a heartbeat; our Down In The Valley reissue features the original jacket and inner sleeve art, and comes in a seafoam green vinyl color, limited to 300 copies! Co-produced by Butch Vig of Nevermind fame…
*Limit 2 per customer
Good Dog, Bad Dream EP [Minneapolis Exclusive Limited Edition White Marble Vinyl]
Vinyl: $21.98 Buy
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.
Better Oblivion Community Center
Better Oblivion Community Center [Down In The Valley/Josey Records Exclusive]
*****Update: We blew thru 150 pre-orders and are now gone. Sorry to those that missed it but don't fear, we held 100 copies that we will be selling in our retail stores on street date. (08/13)
Down In The Valley and Josey Records teamed up for this exclusive vinyl color of the debut album from Better Oblivion Community Center, the critically acclaimed project from Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst! Limited pressing of 500 copies on patina rust vinyl - preorder your copy today or grab one at one of our three locations before they are gone.
Lupin [Minneapolis Exclusive White LP]
Vinyl: $17.99 Buy
Debut solo album from Jake Luppen of Hippo Campus. Produced by Jake Luppen and BJ Burton, featuring Buddy Ross, Jim-E Stack and Ben Lester
LUPIN centers around a turbulent couple years in Jake’s life that can be viewed as somewhat of a Rumspringa- the end of a long term relationship that defined Jake’s adult life gave way to a rudderless period of inward discovery- mistakes and revelations- finding the beauty and peace through the pain of self-discovery and growing up.