May 9, 2019
STRICTLY DISCS IS HIRING:
Vinyl Pricing Clerk:
Excellent customer service skills; ability to anticipate customer needs
A passion for music, and a broad, deep base of musical knowledge
Knowledge of Goldmine standards & experience grading and pricing records
Knowledge of stereo equipment/functionality
Availability to work nights and weekends
Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds
To apply, submit letter of interest & resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW THIS WEEK AT THE SHOP:
Join us Tuesday, May 14th for Music Trivia at the High Noon Saloon.
Test your music knowledge monthly at High Noon!
Registration starts 5:30 | First question at 6:00 PM
FREE | 21+
New prizes to the winning team each month and a cumulative prize for the top team of the year includes a golden ticket to every show at High Noon Saloon the next year!
May 14 | June 18 | July 16 | August 13 | September 17 | October 15 | November 12 | December 17
SELL US YOUR CDS & LPS:
OTHERS TALK BACK:
This isn't the spot to lay down odds on the third race. OTB is where Others Talk Back and give you the lowdown on what they've been feeling lately. This one's for the customers.
Stereolab – “Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements” and “Mars Audio Quintet” These two reissues continue Stereolab’s 2019 reissue campaign. “TR-NBWA” originally came out in 1993 and “MAQ” followed in 1994. Both albums are freshly remastered and each has a bonus disc of rare material. Both albums are without a doubt the definitive works of the band’s early history. These discs are the paramount achievements of their Space Age Bachelor Pad Music stage. At the time, the synthesis of Sixties electronic music with nineties indie was a startling and novel surprise. I will say, however, that both albums have aged rather well. There really isn’t anything for Stereolab to be embarrassed about in the over twenty-five years since these albums were released. The remastering is top-notch; you can hear many of the nuances that you missed the first time around. The bonus discs include a fair share of demos. And those demos are rather astounding in their sparseness and simplicity compared to their intricate released versions. Stereolab has always been a powerful force in modern music. These two Expanded Editions illustrate how powerful they were and still are. - Ted
Fontaines D.C – “Dogrel” From Dublin, Ireland comes this young new band. They play eighties influenced post-punk but with a ferocity and intensity that hasn’t been heard in many decades. At times their lyrics and delivery bring to mind the Fall. At other times, Joy Division and Billy Bragg come to mind. But Fontaines D.C. are more than just the sum of their formidable influences. “Dogrel” may be the best guitar album that has been released so far this year. Their powerful performances force the listener to pay attention to this music. Their musical and lyrical skills then keep you listening. “Dogrel” has to be the best debut album released so far this year. - Ted
Ron, Ryan, Angie, Marty, Evan, Matt, Ben, Will, Ed, Isaac, Larry, Sean, Andy & Mark