We’ve received a lot of requests for these random, though curated, boxes of records. The truth is, and it may sound corny but, our focus ithis business for 31+ years has always been about getting people exposed to music. These random boxes are definitely a unique example of it but, it’s an unusual time.
Expect something from any genre you can think of and nothing has any real condition issues. Every record is a surprise! $50.00 for a big stack of LPs (+/- 65-80) and $35 for 45s (100). Available for doorstep drops or curbside pick ups while we can (if you are in the neighborhood and going to Trader Joe's or Neuhauser Pharmacy we can leave them outside our door for pickup. We can send them as gifts and we can drop them on door stops as gifts.
The best way to secure your box is to call the sho (608.259.1991) between 9AM-5PM Monday - Saturday.
Together, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. The global COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our families, our businesses, our communities, and our way of life. We have an extraordinary team at Strictly Discs who we love.
We want to continue to provide comfort with music during these trying times.
As the Governor's "Shelter In Place" order takes effect, we will be suspending our curbside pick up and home delivery options today. We will still be fulfilling all your ordering needs via our website (which also has links to our eBay/Amazon/Discogs pages).
If you have pre-ordered any upcoming titles, we ask that you place a new order online so we can manage shipping from there.
Please Stay Home & Have #HOPE
Hey there, SD fans. Welcome to our second quarantine edition of the Words on Sounds email. A rundown of this week's new releases is below, available for outside pickup and via US post. If you'd like any of these titles, or anything else your heart desires, please call or email the store to reserve.
IMPORTANT! Below the new stuff, you will see a list of upcoming releases for next week. If you would like any of these titles, please email email@example.com to pre-order. We will be ordering to meet demand, and we don't want you to miss out. We really appreciate all your support as we try to keep the new music flowing to you!
First up, a new album from PEARL JAM. 'Gigaton' is the rock institution's first album in seven years, and they roar to the forefront with a productive rage fitting of the times we find ourselves in, comfortably slipping into their vintage grunge.
'Saint Cloud' is the latest album from treasured Southern voice WAXAHATCHEE, who crafts stately, fine-gilded folk rock dense with emotional pull; I'm crying, you're crying, we're all crying.
The long-awaited album 'Workaround' from UK rhythm ace BEATRICE DILLON sounds like renewal itself, serving as a "debut" of sorts even though we already have scads of great records from her; she's embellished her limber mobiles of percussion with previously unheard elements like kora and pedal steel on one of the year's best.
Raw Ethio souljazz is back with a crackling new album from HAILU MERGIA, the Ethiopian keyboardist and accordionist legend now living in Washington DC. 'Yene Mircha' is a fever of nocturnal intensity brimming with energy.
Heartlifting, clever indie-pop out of the rich tradition of the Hold Steady or Belle & Sebastian is here from Halifax, Nova Scotia's NAP EYES
SUFJAN STEVENS proves he's the only artist who could say "I made a new age album with my dad" and not raise a single eyebrow. We're here for it Sooph, and so is 'Aporia.'
The Numero Group, determined to leave no stone unturned in their search for genres buried in layers of stereotype, turn to lounge music on WHISPERS, a set of tunes culled from the archipelago of hotel lobby, casino and cocktail bar stages across the 1970s; lo and behold, many gems abound.
Back in print in new, improved, or just more affordable editions this week are 'Blood Bank' from BON IVER, the almighty self-titled album from the Hendrix-led BAND OF GYPSYS, and MILES DAVIS' earthshaking epic, 'Bitches Brew.'
The last time the esteemed curating duo of BAYU and MOOPIE put a comp together, it shed welcome light on 90s indie pop; this time around they delve into 90s electronica for 'Still In My Arms', an unbelievably potent collection of brain-bathing IDM beauty that you will never want to turn off.
'Scramblers' is the latest album from journeyman noise/techno artist CONTAINER, a record of blistering workouts you can't keep a lid on; jackhammer the box!
4/3Nina Simone - Fodder on My Wings CD/LPM. Ward - Migration Stories CD/LPThundercat - It Is What It Is CD/LPPurity Ring - Womb CD/LPYves Tumor - Heaven To A Tortured Mind CD/LPTops - I Feel Alive CD/LPVladislav Delay - Rakka LPTornado Wallace - Midnight Mania LPMarcos Valle - S/T (1983) LPRobbie Basho - Songs of the Great Mystery CD/LPEverything Is Recorded - Friday Forever CD/LPNightmares on Wax - Smokers Delight (25th Anniv) LPPigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Viscerals CD/LPSpoon - Soft Effects / Telephono reissues LPSun Ra - Celestial Love CD/LP
Greetings Strictly Discs family and friends,
While our doors for now are closed out of an abundance of caution, please know our entire staff is working to keep the flow going for us all. Read on for a rundown of updates on how we are operating.
Why not start with the fun stuff? Until return to “regular” store hours, ALL ORDERS PLACED ON OUR WEBSITE WILL BE 10% OFF. This goes for new CDs and LPs, accessories (turntables) and gift certificates too!
We are offering curbside pickup for all purchases, Monday through Saturday, from 9AM-5PM.
We are offering free delivery for orders over $25 to those in Dane County & surrounding areas.
You can have a virtual browse through our bins via the shop's Discogs account where over 10,000 records are for sale, with many more going up daily. Plus, look for more “new” release vinyl there in the coming days.
PREORDERS & UPCOMING RELEASES:
Plenty of great new releases are still shipping to us on schedule, and we want to have everything you are looking for. Until the store returns to normal hours, we will be curtailing our new release orders to only the titles that have been requested. We're used to fielding requests from you all day long, so please keep it up!
We will be posting fresh used vinyl on our socials each evening.
SHOP BY APPOINTMENT:
This option is on our radar and as the current situation evolves, we will try to implement a safe solution…stay tuned. If that interests you, let us know!
If you see something at our Discogs store and/or want to coordinate a curbside pick up or delivery and payment just call the shop at 608-259-1991 or email Angie at firstname.lastname@example.org
If there is a forthcoming new release you would like to reserve, email Evan at email@example.com, and he will make sure it is on the way.
We consider ourselves lucky to have such dedicated and conscientious customers, and we want to thank you for your past business and for bearing with us through a challenging time.
Greetings neighbors & friends,
Strictly Discs has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation and feel the responsible thing to do for the safety of our community, customers and our staff is to temporarily close the store to the public starting at 5PM today (Monday, March 16th).
While our doors will be closed, the shop will remain operating. Our online stores remain open at www.strictlydiscs.com [gift certificates also available] and on Discogs at https://www.discogs.com/seller/store1988/profile.
We will be on hand to take special orders and requests either via phone at 608.259.1991 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Curbside pickup will be available out front of the shop and deliveries in Dane County for orders over $25 will be free of charge.
It's our sincere hope that proactive measures in our community allow us to get back to the normal business of slinging records very soon. In the meantime, we wish you all health and security, and we urge you to remain cautious and informed.
Ron, Ryan, Angie, Marty, Evan, Matt, Ben, Ed, Isaac, Larry, Mark, Jack, Eric & Dave
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 exclusive releases continues to expand, as more labels 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 you’re 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 you’ll join us on Saturday, June 20th.
RSD AT STRICTLY DISCS:
It's true, on Record Store Day there's typically a line outside the shop all day, just as there is at hundreds of other local shops across the country (and the world). But walk through this line, and you'll find ardent music fans of every stripe: young, old, male, female, seasoned pro and beginners. The line has come to symbolize the size, passion and staying power of both the physical music audience and the locally-oriented music community. Amidst the RSD crowds, we've seen musicians discussing upcoming gigs and tours, knowledgeable jazz heads giving high schoolers tips on the essentials, people meeting up for the first time “in real life” or for the first time in a decade, parents buying their kids their first new LPs, or better yet, a huge stack of 99 centers.
THE LIST - WISHLIST DEADLINE EXTENDED:
Our list of Record Store Day exclusives can be found HERE! You will need to register for our list or you can also jump over to the RSD site which shows the list (just without our pricing). And while we will try to have ample stock (one of the deepest in the midwest) of all items, please know that some of these products are extremely limited and will sell out quickly.
If you create a wishlist, it will be updated within our system prior to June 20, 2020.
We are an authorized dealer for the following brands:
We stock Kanto powered speakers, Pro-Ject turntables & Audio Technica cartridges, headphones and turntables.
We also stock vintage turntables, receivers, speakers & cassette decks which have all been serviced locally.