Vinyl Friday… and getting ready for Record Store Day next week.

We got a pretty huge delivery today, but most of it we can’t sell until Record Store Day – Black Friday which is next Friday November 29th! It is great to see some of the releases for that day trickling in already, and we are expecting lots more. I will post a little teaser photo later today along with details on our biggest music sale this year. You won’t want to miss next weekend at Backbeat Books and Music!

On to the stuff we can sell today.

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Less Than Jake – See the Light – LP
LESS THAN JAKE are back! ‘But they were never gone’, you protest. Well, in a sense you are correct. No question, after more than two decades together, 8 studio albums, and a tour schedule that’d make Jules Verne blush, LESS THAN JAKE’s longevity and level of popularity are unassailable. The triumphant return that we’re referring to is the back to basics approach the band employed on their first full-length in five years, See the Light. Throughout a career that has run the gamut from self-releases and small indie imprints to large independent labels and major music conglomerates, the band’s arc has led them back to the proud status of a DIY collective that works together, much the way they began. The result of their approach is the old school sound of See The Light. The album recaptures the bouncy energy and essence of the genre defining classics Pezcore and Losing Streak, while looking through the fresh lens of experienced and cohesive song writing that LESS THAN JAKE have honed over their long haul together. One listen to the lead single ‘My Money Is On the Long Shot’ and you’ll know exactly what we’re gettin’ at. From start to finish See the Light is a springy powder keg of fun songs filled out with poignant lyrics and undeniable sing-along melodies; it’s the perfect embodiment of exactly the kind of electrically charged sound that originally put LESS THAN JAKE at the top of their genre and has kept them there ever since. Vinyl includes download code

The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Give it Back – LP
First time on vinyl! Fully remastered. Considered a classic and most sought after re-issues on the vinyl format, the CD was originally released in 1997.

SNFU – Never Trouble Trouble Will Find You – LP and CD
30 years, man. 30 years. Since their humble beginnings in early 1980’s Edmonton, SNFU have become a flagship for Canadian punk rock throughout the world. For the first time in a decade SNFU have taken their legendary powerhouse punk rock to the recording studio and produced their 10th full length album: Never Trouble Trouble Until Trouble Troubles You.

Blitzen Trapper – VII – LP – CD
The seventh album from the Portland, Oregon-based experimental Country/Folk act. VII s is full of the vivid folk-rock-campfire-tales frontman Eric Earley is so well known for. The album moves effortlessly from track to track allowing Earley to paint the colorful pictures that play in our head while singing along.

Pulp Fiction – Soundtrack – Picture Disc
Uma! Brand new Picture disc pressing of this groundbreaking cult soundtrack. Featuring killer cuts from Dick Dale, Al Green, Dusty Springfield, The Tornadoes, Urge Overkill, The Lively Ones, The Statler Brothers and other classic cult hits! “All right, everybody be cool..”

Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt – LP and CD
Pearl Jam will release their much-anticipated tenth studio album, Lightning Bolt, on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records. Produced by Brendan O’Brien, Lightning Bolt marks Pearl Jam’s first studio album since the highly acclaimed Backspacer, which was released nearly four years ago in September of 2009. Gate Fold Package, 180 gram vinyl, Includes booklet.

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