Shake It Update 6/23/18: Carol Tyler Signs New Book "Fab 4 Mania" Next Week; No Response Festival & More
This week's new releases include new albums by Panic! At The Disco, Dawes, and The Record Company.
Scroll down a bit for our list of this week's new releases and reissues.
The annual No Response Festival of experimental music returns this week with an amazing lineup! Tickets are available for both nights at Shake It.
Coming up next Friday, June 29th:
A signing with acclaimed local cartoonist Carol Tyler, launching her new book Fab 4 Mania, an illustrated memoir based on her ecstatic teenage diary documenting the time she saw The Beatles in Chicago in 1965.
We'll have live music to celebrate, with local singer Krystal Peterson and guitarist Travis Talbert performing a short set in tribute to The Beatles. Hoping to convince Carol to sing a song or two...
Wussy's brand new What Heaven Is Like is here!
The CD and LP are now both in, so if you haven't stopped by the shop or put in an online order we are still waiting to hear from ya!
On What Heaven Is Like, Wussy continue their longstanding tradition of combining supernatural tales and workaday anthems, with inspirations that range from the monsters of urban legends to late-night public television viewing. The new record builds on the momentum of their prior two releases Attica! and Forever Sounds, with sonic and melodic nods to Springsteen, Mercury Rev, Unrest, Neu! and The Replacements, with songs at once devastating and hopeful. Highlights include a ballad for a beloved television heroine, a pair of covers by Kath Bloom and Twinkeyz, and a three-song suite inspired by Charles Burns' brilliant and ever-timely graphic novel Black Hole.
If you can't make it to the store, our online shop is open and eager to ship one to you! All previous Wussy albums are still in stock on CD and LP if you need to round out your collection.
Shake It is extremely honored to be selected the #2 Record Store in the U.S. by Yelp! Thanks to our customers for all those great reviews that got us on the list. See Yelp's entire list of the best U.S. and Canadian stores here. A big congrats to Ohio pals Plaid Room Records of Loveland and Spoonful Records of Columbus, who also made the list!
New And Recent Releases...
Junior Byles - Rasta No Pickpocket
A reggae classic from legendary label Nighthawk Records, Junior Byles' Rasta No Pickpocket, originally from 1986, has now been remastered from the original tapes and issued for the first time on CD with five bonus tracks.
The Cure - Mixed Up
Digitally remastered single disc and expanded three disc editions of The Cure's remix album.
Dawes - Passwords
Passwords is the latest album from Dawes, another fine collection of smooth and ingratiating California folk-rock that never bothers to hide its big, beating, bleeding heart.
Lera Lynn - Plays Well With Others
On Plays Well With Others, Lera Lynn's fourth album, the fiercely independent artist teams up with eight different duet partners, including Rodney Crowell, Shovels & Rope, JD McPherson, and Nicole Atkins.
Manic Street Preachers - Resistance Is Futile
Resistance Is Futile is the thirteenth studio album from the long-standing Welsh band, a record ready made for massive communion.
T. Hardy Morris - Dude, The Obscure
On the captivating songs that make up the third solo album from Athens, GA's T. Hardy Morris (of Dead Confederate and Diamond Rugs) sheds the traps of ambition and nostalgia to uncover the strange satisfaction of living in the moment.
Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch
The final release in a trilogy of EPs that began with 2016's Not The Actual Events, and 2017's Add Violence.
Panic! At The Disco - Pray For The Wicked
Pray For The Wicked, the latest album from Panic! At The Disco, and the band's sixth studio effort, is a thank you to fans, and the most fun they've ever had making an album.
The Record Company - All This Life
All This Life follows up The Record Company's Grammy-nominated debut, this time around with even bolder and more ambitious songs.
Tom Waits - Bastards / Tom Waits - Brawlers / Tom Waits - Bawlers
Previously released as a triple CD set in 2006, these Tom Waits collections are now available separately in newly remastered editions.
New And Recent Vinyl Releases...
The Cure - Torn Down
Torn Down is a collection of sixteen new remixes by Robert Smith.
Princess Nokia - A Girl Cried Red
A Girl Cried Red is a self-described 'emo mixtape' by the New York rapper, drawing from a varied set of indie and punk influences.
And just a reminder that we are always selling tickets to The Woodward Theater, Madison Theatre, and other local events sold through CincyTicket. Just ask for tickets at our front counter.
There is no service charge on tickets when paying with cash. However, there will be an additional charge of $1 per ticket if paying with credit card.