Wednesday, January 1 - CLOSED (HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL OF US AT STRICTLY DISCS!)
Thursday, January 3 - 10AM-8PM
NEW THIS WEEK AT THE SHOP:
Hey there! With the dust settling on a very busy holiday season, we thought we'd check in right quick with an update on what's new at Strictly Discs. Even though we spent most of the last week pulling Santa duty, we've still gathered some new things in the shop to check out. In fact, upon perusing the LPs on display upstairs, we really have quite the spread of lovely 2019 titles, both mainstream and obscure. Given all the challenges we were up against in the world of music retail this year (you may have seen some articles in Pitchfork and Billboard to this effect), I must say we've managed to keep the place pretty well stocked! A big thank you goes out to all of our supporters this year, regular and irregular, and to that point, we also include a selection of some customer 2019 favorites at the end of this email! On with the new stuff!
We welcome the vinyl edition of the new album from the sensational KING PRINCESS, a delayed arrival of a great new record from Brad Mehldau and David Bowie collaborator MARK GUILIANA, and a vibrant new EP from FOUR TET.
A lively 1981 set from HUGH MASEKELA, 'Live In Lesotho', is now available on vinyl, plus we have the latest in the SPIRITUAL JAZZ compilation series, focusing on the Prestige label, and a reverent new record from the British jazz quartet AHMED, a tribute to Ahmed Abdul-Malik.
A late-year influx of vinyl titles from the legendary jazz label ECM has come through, including beautiful editions of older titles from ANOUAR BRAHEM, TERJE RYPDAL, JAN GARBAREK, and several more.
For many years now, the Very Polish Cut-outs label has dazzled with curious EPs collecting dancefloor edits of obscure Polish pop tunes. They expand beyond the republic's borders for the first edition of 'Eastern European Cut-Outs'. South African disco duo SKYF CONNECTION had a hand in many hit tracks of the SA bubblegum era, but the four tunes on 'Ten To Ten' have never been released before, and they're all bombs!
Downtempo legends ULTRAMARINE follow their incredible 2019 album (still in stock!) with a companion EP of deep ambient called 'Meditations'. Australian duo DIE ORANGEN return with another vividly rendered album of kraut and industrial influenced hypno-pop that recalls groups like Shriekback and Follakzoid, and Nine Inch Nails sideman ALESSANDRO CORTINI sees second editions emerge of two of his most-demanded LPs of dark ambient, 'Sonno' and 'Risveglio'.
USED VINYL ALERT:
Heading downstairs for this week's Used Vinyl Alert, it certainly looks like we've found some gems for you to spend this year's holiday loot on. Most impressive are the jazz LPs, which include some extremely rare records from Miles Davis, Sun Ra, Sam Rivers, Michael White, and Randy Weston, plus classics from Art Tatum, Jimmy Witherspoon, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Yancey, Kenny Dorham, Oliver Nelson, Ray Bryant, and Lester Young.
An eclectic mix of contemporary and recent records are in from names like Halsey, Evanescence, Gorillaz, Lana Del Rey, Justin Bieber, the XX, Chvrches, My Chemical Romance, Panic at the Disco, Umphrey's McGee, and Local Natives.
Crowd-pleasers from Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, and Frank Zappa are joined by gems from the Kinks, Robert Palmer, Tom Petty, Jethro Tull, Toy Factory, the Hollies, and Roy Wood. Many of our fave female vocalists are in the mix this week, including Astrud Gilberto, Patti Smith, Stevie Nicks, the Roches, Laura Nyro, and Kate & Anna McGarrigle.
Heavy stuff is here from Krokus, Black Sabbath, and Molly Hatchet, plus a deep dive through new wave with records from Prefab Sprout, Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, Squeeze, Culture Club, INXS, Wham, and a whole lot more.
Soul and funk is in from Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, GQ, Ray Charles, Junior Walker, Stevie Wonder, Rene and Angela, Roy Ayers, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, Brenton Woods, the Undisputed Truth, and Bill Withers, plus we've got a cool assortment of reggae and other caribbean LPs from UB40, Blind Blake, Bob Marley, Jimmy CLiff, Denroy Morgan, and Yellowman!
STRICTLY DISCS CUSTOMER TOP 10S:
R.I.P. Hayman- Dreams Of India & China (Recital)
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society- Mandatory Reality (Eremite)
Maria Marquez & Frank Harris- Echoes (Strangelove)
Brannten Schnure- Erinnerungen An Gesichter (Low Company)
Erika De Casier- Essentials (Independent Jeep Music)
Kali Malone- The Sacrificial Code (Ideal)
Yu Su- Roll With The Punches (Second Circle)
G.S. Schray- First Appearance (Last Resort)
Georgia- Immute (Ekster)
Shabason/Gunning- Muldrew (Seance Centre)
Michael O'Shea 'S/T'
Various Artists 'A Short Illness From Which He Never Recovered'
JD McFarlane's Reality Guest 'Ta Da'
Chronophage 'Prolog For Tomorrow'
Anadol 'Uzun Havalar'
Bill Callahan 'Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest'
Aviador Dro 'Nuclear, Sí'
Arthur Russell 'Iowa Dream'
Beat Detectives 'Nefertiti Abstract Movie'
Murs, 9th Wonder & The Soul Council - The Iliad Is Dead and The Odyssey Is Over Brother Ali & Evidence - Secrets & Escapes Homeboy Sandman - Dusty Rapsody - Eve Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana Self Jupiter - Sexy Beast Gang Starr - One Of The Best Yet Epic Beard Men - This Was Supposed To Be Fun Nikki Jean - Beautiful Prison Czarface - The Odd Czar Against Us