When Local Natives announced their new album “Sunlit Youth” in June we were pretty excited knowing that new music was coming from one of our favourite bands here at Backbeat. If you haven’t heard their previous albums “Gorilla Manor” and “Hummingbird” do yourself a favour and check them out.
Now on to the sweet offer we have for you. If you come into Backbeat and pre-order (and pre-pay for) the new album “Sunlit Youth” due out September 9th you will receive a FREE exclusive 10″ that you can take home and play right away containing 3 tracks from the album and 1 exclusive track not currently available anywhere else. We only have 2 of the 10″ to give away so act fast, the new album will retail for $24.95.
Here’s what the band had to say about this offer:
“Often when you pre-order an album from your favorite online retailer, you receive an “instant gratification” download of the songs already released. So why not give the same instant benefit for pre-ordering an album on vinyl? We are proud to continue Vinyl Gratification, a series started by our amazing labelmates Spoon. Starting today, whenever you pre-order Sunlit Youth on vinyl from any participating indie record store, you will instantly receive a free 10″ with the 3 songs we’ve already released (Past Lives, Villainy & Fountain of Youth) along with one exclusive song, “Lydon”. Then return to the store to pick up your copy of Sunlit Youth on (or after) September 9th.
Long live independent record stores!”
Just the one new release we are featuring today and it is The Avett Brothers latest album “True Sadness“.
If you put your ear to the street, you can hear the rumble of the world in motion; people going to and from work, to school, to the grocery store. You may even hear the whisper of their living rooms, their conversation, their complaints, and if you’re lucky, their laughter. If you’re almost anywhere in America , you’ll hear something different, something special, something you recognize but haven’t heard in a long time. It is the sound of a real celebration.
It is not New Year’s, and it is not a political convention. It is neither a prime time game-show, nor a music video countdown, bloated with fame and sponsorship. What you are hearing is the love for a music. It is the unbridled outcry of support for a song that sings to the heart, that dances with the soul. The jubilation is in the theaters, the bars, the music clubs, the festivals. The love is for a band.
The songs are honest: just chords with real voices singing real melodies. But, the heart and the energy with which they are sung, is really why people are talking, and why so many sing along.
They are a reality in a world of entertainment built with smoke and mirrors, and when they play, the common man can break the mirrors and blow the smoke away, so that all that’s left behind is the unwavering beauty of the songs. That’s the commotion, that’s the celebration, and wherever The Avett Brothers are tonight, that’s what you’ll find.
In case you don’t follow us on Facebook, here’s a couple flippin’ videos of what has hit the used/vintage selection here at Backbeat the past few weeks.
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