Strictly Discs

March 19, 2020


Hey there, SD fans. Welcome to our first quarantine edition of the Words on Sounds email. A rundown of this week's new releases is below, available for curbside pickup, local delivery, 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 the next two weeks. If you would like any of these titles, please email to pre-order. We will be ordering to meet demand, and we don't want you to miss out. 

ONE MORE THING! We have been adding some of our more eclectic new LP inventory on our Discogs page at . Have a virtual browse, and let us know if there is anything you would like reserved. 

A new picture disc edition of the breakout debut album from BLACK PUMAS, searing psychedelic soul

'Mixing Colours', the result of a fifteen-year collaboration between ROGER ENO and his slightly-more-famous brother BRIAN ENO, melodic ambient drawing on Schubert

Elegant and deep modern jazz from MATTHEW TAVARES and LELAND WHITTY, one-half of the Badbadnotgood quartet

The latest ritualistic future jazz from Chicago quintet IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS on the International Anthem label

'Through Water', the first album in four years from dream-pop songwriter LAPSLEY

Fresh noirish folk-pop from the recently very busy RUSTIN MAN, better known as the bassist of Talk Talk, and from his collaboration with Beth Gibbons

A new LP from RATGRAVE, the duo of Germans Max Graef and Julius Conrad. Ridiculously peppy, acrobatic jazz fusion meets...dungeon synth? Fantastic

A cracking new compilation of contemporary UK IDM from the label MASSAGE BRAIN CULT, big for fans of Aphex Twin or the recent Brainwaltzera releases

'Hypermagic Mountain', the beefiest album from Providence noise/art/grind duo LIGHTNING BOLT, back in print for the first time in fifteen years

The first ever vinyl repress of JON HASSELL's landmark 1978 album 'Vernal Equinox', one of Pitchfork's Top 50 Ambient albums of all time (for good reason)

A beautiful reissue of the 1976 South African disco-funk rarity from THE STAR BEAMS, a grail-level party essential

Classic, soulful rocksteady reggae from DERRICK MORGAN and His Friends, a 1968 album that still sounds brand new

New techno and chilled house EPs from MALL GRAB, MAX ESSA, and the potent combination of MAURICE FULTON and PEGGY GOU, plus 'Dokutsu', the latest deeply-detailed EP of lighthearted yet layered electronic dynamism from Japanese producer FOODMAN

Upcoming New releases!
Pearl Jam - Gigaton CD/LP
Waxahatchee - Saint Cloud CD/LP
Bon Iver - Blood Bank 10th Anniv CD/LP
Sufjan Stevens - Aporia CD/LP
Half Waif - The Caretaker CD/LP
Jimi Hendrix - Band of Gypsys 50th Aniv LP
Beatrice Dillon - Workaround LP
Kanye West - Jesus Is King CD (no LP yet)
Denzel Curry - Unlocked CD/LP
Cable Ties - Far Enough CD/LP
Knxwledge - 1988 CD/LP
Coriky - Coriky (Ian & Joe Fugazi) CD/LP
Stormzy - Heavy is the Head CD/LP
Margaret Glaspy - Devotion CD/LP
Various - Whispers (Numero Lounge comp) LP
Hailu Mergia - Yene Mircha CD/LP
Little Dragon - New Me, Same Us CD/LP
Nap Eyes - Snapshot of A Beginner CD/LP
Rustin Man - Clockdust CD/LP
Jon Hassell - Vernal Equinox reissue LP
Sopwith Camel - The Miraculous Hump reissue LP
Piper - Summer Breeze CD/LP
Various - Stone Crush Memphis Modern Soul CD/LP

Nina Simone - Fodder on My Wings CD/LP
M. Ward - Migration Stories CD/LP
Thundercat - It Is What It Is CD/LP
Purity Ring - Womb CD/LP
Yves Tumor - Heaven To A Tortured Mind CD/LP
Tops - I Feel Alive CD/LP
Vladislav Delay - Rakka LP
Tornado Wallace - Midnight Mania LP
Marcos Valle - S/T (1983) LP
Robbie Basho - Songs of the Great Mystery CD/LP
Everything Is Recorded - Friday Forever CD/LP
Nightmares on Wax - Smokers Delight (25th Anniv) LP
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Viscerals CD/LP
Spoon - Soft Effects / Telephono reissues LP
Sun 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.

10% OFF:

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.



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.



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 


If there is a forthcoming new release you would like to reserve, email Evan at, 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.


We will be posting fresh used vinyl on our socials each day. You can also browse our Discogs offerings HERE. See something you want, call the shop or email Angie at


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.


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.


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.

Yes, we are still buying! Call Ron to schedule (608.213.3610).

Ron, Ryan, Angie, Marty, Evan, Matt, Ben, Ed, Isaac, Larry, Mark, Jack, Eric & Dave

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