Shake It Update 8/23/18: Celebrate The King Event; New From DeVotchKa, Blood Orange, Devil Makes Three
This week brings us new releases from DeVotchKa, Blood Orange, and The Devil Makes Three.
Of course those are just the highlights, so please see just down below for the rest of this week's new titles and reissues.
Celebrate The King is this Saturday! The gala is at Memorial Hall, better get your tix now if you haven't already! Citybeat has a detailed overview of all upcoming events in celebration of 75 years of King Records.
New local vinyl of note:
A new LP from Brian Olive!
Living On Top is the new self-released LP of from the Grammy-winning former member of The Greenhornes and The Soledad Brothers, available in three different colors of vinyl.
A new split 7" by Wussy and The Paranoid Style!
Released by Bar/None Records, with 'New American Standard' by Wussy, and 'Absolute Cadavers' by DC Garage rockers Paranoid Style.
Wussy's latest LP 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...
Alice In Chains - Rainier Fog
Rainier Fog is the first record from grunge pioneers Alice In Chains in five years, and the first recorded in their native Seattle in more than 20 years.
Barstool Preachers - Grazie Governo
Grazie Governo is the latest release from UK upstarts Barstool Preachers, expressing anger and frustration with the current state of politics, and drawing influences from traditional ska, dub, reggae, and in-your-face ska punk.
Blood Orange - Negro Swan
Vocalist/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/everything else Devonte Hynes returns with his fourth album as Blood Orange, Negro Swan, an exploration into his own and many other types of black depression.
The Devil Makes Three - Chains Are Broken
Chains Are Broken is the first album of original material in five years from Americana trio The Devil Makes Three, which resembles a dusty leather-bound book of short stories from some bygone era.
DeVotchKa - This Night Falls Forever
DeVotchKa's This Night Falls Forever is their most ambitious album to date, with more detailed arrangements and an overall bigger sound. From the record's first notes it's clear that it's a heartrending look backwards and forwards all at once.
Neil & Liam Finn - Lightsleeper
Father and son duo Neil and Liam Finn's new album Lightsleeper bursts with melody and the trademark euphoric flips that are Finn family trademarks.
Interpol - Marauder
Interpol's follow-up to 2014's El Pintor is their sixth studio album Marauder, this time teaming up with legendary producer Dave Fridmann. The band drew inspiration from funk and R&B drummers with the aim of making their new recordings swing.
Justice - Woman Worldwide
A new live studio recording of Justice's 2016 album Woman along with stand-out tracks from their ten year career.
Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - With Animals
With Animals is the new collaboration between Mark Lanegan and Duke Garwood, with an analog and dust-flecked sound that suggests the duo have been holed up in a 60's recording studio while the apocalypse rages outside.
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Kaya 40
Marking the 40th anniversary of Kaya
Murder By Death - The Other Shore
The eighth studio album from Louisville-based indie Americana trailblazers Murder By Death, an epic space-western about a ravaged earth, its fleeing populace, and a relationship in jeopardy.
Nonpoint - X
On Nonpoint's tenth album, signature grooves hit with haymaker force bolstered by hip-hop cadences, thrashed-out six-string precision, and unshakable melodies.
Nothing - Dance On The Blacktop
Nothing's third full-length recording, Dance On The Blacktop, is the next chapter in the band's tumultuous story, pulling from all corners of life with a focus on the bleak and despairing.
Plain White T's - Parallel Universe
The endlessly hummable signature melodies that Plain White T's are know for still shine at the center of their galaxy on new album Parallel Universe.
Rubblebucket - Sun Machine
Sun Machine documents the pain of Kalmia Traver and Alex Toth ending their romantic relationship, but the record emerges as an unbridled and often-euphoric celebration of their lasting connection.
Territories - Territories
A new album from Calgary punk band Territories, a mere thirty minutes long in true punk fashion.
White Denim - Performance
White Denim's latest, Performance, is described as a "super-collaborative" record, was recorded over eight weeks in the band's new Austin studio.
Various Artists - High Times Presents: Smoke Signals Music From The Mother Plant, Volume 1
A new compilation from High Times that, cleverly, sports a fragrant-looking bud prominently on the cover. Somehow, they talked Snoop Dogg into contributing a cut.
New And Recent Vinyl Releases...
A new vinyl edition of this collection of material recorded in '96-97, intended for an album that was never finished as the rest of the band were traveling to meet with Buckley at the time of his death.
Mac DeMarco - 2 Demos / Mac DeMarco - Salad Days Demos
Two collections of demos from Mac DeMarco pressed on colored vinyl, offering a rare insight into Mac's world and process.
Gorgoroth - Pentagram / Gorgoroth - Antichrist / Gorgoroth - Under The Sign Of Hell / Gorgoroth - Destroyer Or About How To Philosophize With The Hammer
Four releases from the second wave of Norwegian black metal, back in print on limited colored vinyl.
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