Strictly Discs

Preorder Upcoming Releases VIEW ALL

  • New Release Round-Up 03-24-23

    Caroline Rose - The Art of Forgetting

    Caroline Rose - The Art of Forgetting- New West Records
    The time is now for Caroline Rose. Their last record, Superstar, was released on March 6, 2020. The record was critically acclaimed and positioned Rose as the next big breakthrough in music. Needless to say, the resulting pandemic grinded all momentum to a halt while at the same time throwing Roses personal life into turmoil. The result of that turmoil is the fuel that fired the creation of their latest album, The Art of Forgetting. With The Art of Forgetting, Rose took on the dual role of writer and producer. The album encapsulates the feeling of experiencing recent memories, having them turn into old ones and then ultimately forgetting those memories altogether. There is a romantic nature within the sonic landscape of this record. Tape effects and loops emulate the feeling of aging while the juxtaposition of modern acoustic-electronic textures, like lo-fi tape next to hi-fi granular synths result in some of their most mature and honest work to date.

    Early Listen Available Video Available PlayArt Enhanced

    Fake Names - Expendables

    Fake Names - Expendables- Epitaph
    If credibility were currency, Fake Names wealth would be off thecharts. Composed of Brian Baker (Minor Threat, Bad Religion, Dag Nasty), Michael Hampton (S.O.A., Embrace), Dennis Lyxzn (Refused, INVSN,The [International] Noise Conspiracy), Johnny Temple (Girls AgainstBoys, Soulside) and the newest member Brendan Canty (Fugazi, Rites ofSpring), the band is a veritable post-hardcore dream team.However instead of rehashing the past, Expendables is a reinventionthat sees the band dialing back the distortion and leaning into themelodies. The result pairs their unparalleled pedigree with a popsensibility thats slightly unexpected and wholly satisfying. For ourlast record [2019s FAKE NAMES]the general influences were 70s U.K.punk and power-pop; but it wound up with a little classic rock vibe aswell, like the Vibrators meets Aerosmith. We never saw that coming! ,Baker explains.For Expendables the band enlisted producer Adam Atom Greenspan (IDLES, Yeah Yeah Yeahs). Baker explains, The pop influences are alittle more out front on this one and the production really helps it shine. It sounds more direct, more urgent.Expendables is the latest exchange in a musical conversation that spans four decades. Baker aptly refers to the lineup of FAKE NAMESas a mutual admiration society and says that once the five members got in the same room together, it felt as if they had already been inthe band together for years.

    Early Listen Available Video Available PlayArt Enhanced

    Elton John - Honky Chateau: 50th Anniversary

    Elton John - Honky Chateau: 50th Anniversary- Island
    Released in May 1972, Honky Chateau was the album that made Elton John a superstar and ushered in a new era for him. Named after the residential studios outside Paris where the album was recorded, Honky Chteau bought a new level of simplicity and directness to Eltons music that had previously only been seen in glimpses. Shorn of the complexities and ornate orchestrations of his recent work, Honky Chateau seemed freewheeling and intimate. It was helped by Rocket Man, the record which became another of Eltons signature songs. These special editions contain the original album, and on both vinyl and CD editions a newly created selection of outtakes from the sessions, produced from the original tapes by Matt Still, which highlight the warmth and humor of the sessions.On CD only there are eight tracks from the album that were recorded at the Royal Festival Hall in 1972, all receiving their live debut, just a few days back in the UK after recording. Assembled with the customary care by Eltons catalog team, the album comes as a gatefold with an eight-page booklet with rare photos, memorabilia and an essay by co-curator and music writer Daryl Easlea, featuring interviews from those who were there. Honky Chteau has been mastered at Lurssen in California, and the vinyl cut at Abbey Road.

    Video Available

    Bob Marley - Tuff Gong Jamaica Pressings

    Bob Marley - Tuff Gong Jamaica Pressings-Island
    Twelve limited-edition Bob Marley vinyl LP's, each numbered and pressed exclusively at the legendary Tuff Gong International headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica, will be available, featuring nine original studio albums and two original live albums, plus the world's best-selling reggae album, Legend, all including a highly-desirable Tuff Gong stamp. The limited-edition albums were pressed at Tuff Gong's newly refurbished vinyl pressing plant, which re-opened in summer 2020 and will have an annual capacity of 250,000 units. Each album was mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters in Los Angeles.


    Lana Del Rey - Did you know that theres a tunnel under Ocean Blvd [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Light Green 2LP/Alt. Cover]
    Fall Out Boy - So Much (For) Stardust [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Coke Bottle Clear LP]
    Nickel Creek - Celebrants [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Confetti Yellow 2LP]
    BABYMETAL - THE OTHER ONE [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Solid White LP]
    Depeche Mode - Memento Mori
    Sophie B. Hawkins - Free Myself
    Wage War - The Stripped Sessions [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange Swirl LP]
    Diplo - Diplo
    Luke Combs - Gettin Old
    Chasms - Glimpse of Heaven [Pink & Blue Swirl LP]
    Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon: 50th Anniversary
    Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon: Live At Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974
    Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Bone & Green Swirl LP]
    Aoife O'Donovan - Aoife O'Donovan Plays Nebraska [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
    Debby Friday - Good Luck
    Carly Pearce - 29: Written In Stone: Live From Music City
    Botch - American Nervoso: 25th Anniversary [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Purple LP]
    OTTTO - Life Is A Game [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]
    *NSYNC - *NSYNC: 25th Anniversary [LP]

    & More .....

    For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.


    The Who - The Who - With Orchestra Live At Wembley

    The Who - The Who - With Orchestra Live At Wembley- InterscopeRecords
    Recorded at the band's show at the world-famous Wembley Stadium on 6th July 2019, The Who performed many of their greatest hits as well as songs from their acclaimed recent studio album with the help of the Isobel Griffiths Ltd Orchestra, which gave a new perspective to some of their best-loved material. This release is available as a 2-CD + Blu-Ray containing an Atmos mix of the entire album and a 3-LP black vinyl edition. Both are housed in a trifold sleeve with an extensive booklet containing multiple photos from rehearsals, backstage, and the show.

    Video Available

    Pin It
    Read More

    A week of madness concludes with fresh music, kicking off with a very overdue new album from the New Zealand mid-fi geniuses UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA, who in their decade-plus run have achieved a looming, legendary status in the popmosphere. Early tracks from this one sound very much of a piece with their classic albums 'II' and 'Multi-Love', plus a couple extra layers of gauzey varnish. Bedroom folk-pop hero LINDA SMITH has had a renaissance of late, as a few new generations have caught up with her prodigious, heart-pinging catalog. The Baltimore musician recently reconnected with an old friend from her 80s art school days named NANCY ANDREWS, and the two have done a lovely collaborative return to the music of their fleeting youth. Hong Kong's MUI ZYU makes an incredible splash with her solo debut 'Rotten Bun for an Eggless Century', a brilliant shot of noise-pop perfection that pulls wrinkled anthems out of wonky melodies, not too far off from the amazing NILUFER YANYA album, 'Painless', did last year. As luck would have it, that one is back in print for the first time in many months!
    That pulsating feeling at the base of your left temple can mean only one thing: there's a new 100 GECS album out! We're still no closer to figuring out what a gec is, but there certainly are a lot more of them on '10,000 Gecs', the duo's much-anticipated second album of maximalist chance-taking, but it's sure to be zeitgeistily zestifying, and on limited white vinyl no less. If you've been squeamishly awaiting the new record from M83, you may want to skip its extra-eyeball-having cover altogether and go straight to the tunes, which are the overcharged emotional synth anthems we love from them.
    The humble Dublin quartet known as U2 have looked back on their 14-album career and selected several dozen of their most abiding songs to reimagine in a stripped-down, mostly-acoustic approach on 'Songs of Surrender'. You'll hear hits like "One", "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", and "Where The Streets Have No Name" in hushed, ceremonial setting. We have limited white vinyl of the 2LP edition, plus a deluxe 4CD and a 4LP edition that ups the tracklist to 40. Singer-songwriter DOUG PAISLEY's sound grows ever richer and more timeless on 'Say What You Like'; his songs hit with a subtle power like his fellow Canadian Bruce Cockburn. The late-career classic 'Life'll Kill Ya' by WARREN ZEVON has stayed hard to find on vinyl, and now we've got a new edition on "Smoking Skull" grey marble vinyl. Beloved Scottish indie band FRIGHTENED RABBIT's Atlantic debut 'Pedestrian Verse' turns ten years old this year with an expanded deluxe edition that adds 11 bonus tracks, additional lyric books, and colored vinyl.
    As their era-defining psych-pop masterpiece 'Yoshimi' still reverberated around the globe in 2003, THE FLAMING LIPS let off two more mini-album gems that have remained CD-only since then. The band absolutely glows on 'Ego Tripping At The Gates Of Hell' and 'Fight Test', and now your turntable will as well, with two color editions that capture the band truly testing their limitlessness. STEVEN WILSON's 'The Raven That Refused to Sing' turns ten with a fresh vinyl pressing, and GHOST's majestic 'Ceremony and Devotion' is back in print on lemon colored wax.
    A major highlight in a catalog full of them is HERBIE HANCOCK's 1964's masterpiece 'Empyrean Isles', which contains the lolling modal classic "Cantaloupe Island" that's still getting flipped to this day. This essential play comes back on the reliable Blue Note Classic series, alongside the sweeping 'Fuchsia Swing Song' from SAM RIVERS, alongside Ron Carter and Tony Williams. Archie Shepp joins CECIL TAYLOR on a 1961 Candid album that's one of his most approachable entries into his avant-garde methods.
    New York indie poppers PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART hit an apex of gently crushing dream/distort on 2011's 'Belong', getting a fresh vinyl minting this week along with a newly remastered edition of THE ORB's cd-only ambient house gem from 2007, 'The Dream'. UK heroes FELT gently massaged the pop charts so repeatedly and thoroughly that it takes two compilation LPs to capture their 80s singles, and both come back this week with lovely restored artwork, on 'Bubblegum Perfume' and 'Gold Mine Trash'.
    The late South African percussionist, guitarist, and bandleader Philip Tabane is likely one of the most significant local musicians in the world, known relatively little beyond the Cape Town jazz scene he helped nurture as early as the 60s. A pair of early rarities from his group MALOMBO are back in print this week via Strut, showcasing flute, guitar and percussion in a rousing folk style. The Soul Jazz essential STUDIO ONE FUNK is back in print on red wax, and we welcome a new LP pressing of the recent CASH BOX KINGS record.
    The recent Marilyn Monroe biopic 'Blonde' was blessed with a lush soundtrack from NICK CAVE and WARREN ELLIS, full of some remarkably luminous moments. The Detroit weirdo-rock supergroup INFINITE RIVER convenes a righteous session of "lockdown ambient", including members of Slumber Party, His Name Is Alive, and the Detroit Cobras. American cassette culture pioneer and sound artist K. LEIMER returns with his first new work in several years, and we welcome back a classic dubwise soundscape from Chicago artist PAN AMERICAN, his 2006 album 'For Waiting, For Chasing'.
    New England heavy legends ELDER keep evolving their majestic prog-metal sound with each pummeling new record; their latest is last year's 'Innate Passage', finally in stock on vinyl this week. The Finnish trio BEHERIT released perhaps the most immaculate example of extreme black metal with 1993's 'Drawing Down The Moon', back in print this week alongside a pair of strong-steeped space-sludge classics from OLD MAN GLOOM, in freshly trimmed editions.
    Pin It
    Read More

    This week's Used Vinyl drop is a digger's dream with truly something for everybody. We've got a deep selection across most genres with plenty of sought-after titles from well-known artists to the obscure.

    The Jazz selection has great titles by artists like Eric Dolphy, Lee Morgan, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Zoot Sims, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Keith Jarrett, King Cole Trio, Count Basie, Jean Luc Ponty, and Phil Woods.

    Country is stacked with titles from Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Marty Robbins, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Ernest Tubb, Reba McEntire, Hank Williams Jr., Johnny Rodriguez, Pete Drake, Bobby Bare, Ferlin Husky, Johnny Horton, Ricky Scaggs, Alabama, and Hugh X. Lewis.

    As always we've got great rock titles from Stray Cats, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Genesis, Vanilla Fudge, Queen, and Van Halen. As well as scarcely seen titles from David Bowie, AC/DC, Def Leppard, and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.

    Rounding things out for the week we've got plenty of Folk, Blues, Soul, Expiremental, Classical, Children's, and Soundtrack titles.
    Pin It
    Read More


    Launched in 2007 with the humble idea to recognize independent record stores, Record Store Day (RSD) has blossomed into a global phenomenon. The list of RSD vinyland CD exclusives continues to expand, asmore labels continue to throw open their catalogs to an appreciative audience that grows each year.

    Beyond the day-long frenzy, RSD exists to offer proof of the lively role record stores play in the community and a chance for folks on both sides of the counter to offer gratitude for each other. It's a capsule-sized snapshot of what this whole record world is about. Whether youre a hardcore type who times their arrival for a spot at the front of the line or somebody who waits until the afternoon for a more leisurely experience, we hope youll join us.


    Record Store Day wish lists can be madeHERE.The deadline to create or modify a RSD WISH LIST is Thursday, February 23rd at NOON.

    Pin It
    Read More

    You can now buy Strictly Discs shirts, hats, and our specialty record coasters from the site and have it shipped anywhere.

    Pin It
    Read More

    Pin It
    Read More

Music Releases 03-24-23

Artist Title Price Video
Lana Del Rey Did you know that theres a tunnel under Ocean Blvd [2LP] New Vinyl: $35.98
Caroline Rose The Art of Forgetting [Audiophile Collectors Edition Clear Lenticular Cover 2LP] New Vinyl: $50.98
Fall Out Boy So Much (For) Stardust [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Coke Bottle Clear LP] New Vinyl: $27.98
Nickel Creek Celebrants [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Confetti Yellow 2LP] New Vinyl: $29.98
Fake Names Expendables [LP] New Vinyl: $23.98
BABYMETAL THE OTHER ONE [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Solid White LP] New Vinyl: $27.98
Elton John Honky Chateau: 50th Anniversary [2LP] New Vinyl: $37.99
Depeche Mode Memento Mori [2LP] New Vinyl: $41.98
Sophie B. Hawkins Free Myself [LP] New Vinyl: $27.98
Wage War The Stripped Sessions [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange Swirl LP] New Vinyl: $25.99
Diplo Diplo [LP] New Vinyl: $34.98
Luke Combs Gettin Old [LP] New Vinyl: $34.98
Chasms Glimpse of Heaven [Pink & Blue Swirl LP] New Vinyl: $23.98
Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon: 50th Anniversary [Box Set] New Vinyl: $320.98
Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon: Live At Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974 [LP] New Vinyl: $37.98
Grandaddy The Sophtware Slump [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Bone & Green Swirl LP] New Vinyl: $27.98
Aoife O'Donovan Aoife O'Donovan Plays Nebraska [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP] New Vinyl: $26.98
Debby Friday Good Luck [Loser Edition Metallic Silver LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
Carly Pearce 29: Written In Stone: Live From Music City New CD: $12.99
Bob Marley & The Wailers Uprising: Original Jamaican Version [Limited Edition LP] New Vinyl: $34.98
Bob Marley & The Wailers Legend: Original Jamaican Version [Limited Edition LP] New Vinyl: $34.98
Bob Marley & The Wailers Confrontation: Original Jamaican Version [Limited Edition LP] New Vinyl: $34.98
Bob Marley & The Wailers Babylon By Bus: Original Jamaican Version [Limited Edition 2LP] New Vinyl: $48.98
Bob Marley & The Wailers Survival: Original Jamaican Version [Limited Edition LP] New Vinyl: $34.98

View More
back to top