Shake It Update 9/07/18: New From Paul McCartney, Spiritualized, Waxahatchee & More; Zeppelin Reissue
This is one of those weeks with a number of notable new releases! We've got new albums from Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Spiritualized, Pig Destroyer, Clutch, Waxahatchee, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, a Led Zeppelin reissue, and... okay, maybe you should just scroll down and see the entire list.
Upcoming Instore event!
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, always a hoot and a holler, return to Shake It on Sunday, September 30th, to promote their new album.
We've got a few copies in of the new, very limited edition book There Was A Light: The Cosmic History of Chris Bell And The Rise Of Big Star, a biography of the Big Star founding member and stellar solo artist. You'll want to act fast to get one!
Celebrate Vinyl At The Library!
A free program on Saturday Sept 22nd at 2 PM. Browse and check out the library's new vinyl releases and join a discussion with Darren Blase and Bryan Dilsizian about vinyl resurgence and the history of the Shake It label.
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...
Clutch - Book Of Bad Decisions
Book Of Bad Decisions is the twelfth studio album from Clutch, recorded over three weeks in Nashville with producer Vance Powell, with each band member contributing riffs to the album and with each song road-tested long before reaching the studio.
Ghostland Observatory - See You Later Simulator
See You Later Simulator is the first album from Texas electro / dance / rock duo Ghostland Observatory in eight years, it finds them bouncing back from a long hiatus with music that ranks with their most ambitious work.
Jeff The Brotherhood - Magick Songs
Magick Songs marks a departure from Jeff The Brotherhood's previous sound, with elements of '80s Japanese experimental music melding with Indonesian Gamelan forms, while evoking psych rock and '90s indie styles.
Ruston Kelly - Dying Star
Ruston Kelly's highly anticipated full-length debut Dying Star, is a document of self-destructionvand salvation. Rooted in a delicately sculpted sound that shows every nuance of his vocal delivery, the album captures all the chaos and heartbreak of his experiences with addiction.
Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same
Multi-format reissues of the soundtrack to Led Zeppelin's legendary concert film of the same name, originally recorded in 1973 during the tour for Houses Of The Holy.
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - The Difference Between You & Me
Inspired sonically by the hill country blues of Junior Kimbrough, the cowpunk style of The Gun Club, and the southern soul of Stax, Black Joe Lewis' new album The Difference Between You & Me charts new territory with a heavy stream of lyrical consciousness.
Paul McCartney - Egypt Station
Paul McCartney's newest album Egypt Station is the first set of all-new McCartney music since 2013's NEW. True to the McCartney painting that inspired the title, the record's 14 songs combine to convey a unique travelogue vibe.
Mirah - Understanding
Mirah's sixth full length solo record is a return to her early unconventional recording process - an embrace of spirited imperfection and rawness inclusive of rough takes, natural room sounds and a fair amount of broken equipment.
Pig Destroyer - Head Cage
After six long and harsh years of absence, Pig Destroyer has reassembled to eradicate eardrums and split skulls with their sixth full-length opus, Head Cage. A visceral vortex of animalistic rage and extreme sonic brilliance, Head Cage is a true work of extreme metal art.
The Posies - Frosting On The Beater
Double CD reissue of The Posies' 1993 album Frosting On The Beater, one of the band's most beloved albums.
St. Paul & The Broken Bones - Young Sick Camellia
On new record Young Sick Camellia, Paul Janeway digs into his own family history, incorporating recordings of conversations with his grandfather months before his unexpected death. The album embraces a variety of sonic experiments and blurs boundary lines, but with its sharp focus intact.
Bob Seger & The Last Heard - Heavy Music: The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-67
Rare material from the Detroit rocker's pre-stardom band The Last Heard, available for the first time since their original release as 45 rpm singles, now newly mastered.
Paul Simon - In The Blue Light
Legendary singer/songwriter Paul Simon returns with his fourteenth studio album In The Blue Light, featuring a talented cast of msuicians who have joined Simon to lend fresh perspective to ten of the artist's favorite songs from his unparalleled body of work.
Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt
From the lullaby that opens the album to the morse code fadeout that closes it, Spiritualized's new And Nothing Hurt wraps layer upon layer of gloriously transcendent sound together to create a mesmerizing and cinematic collection of songs.
$uicideboy$ - I Want To Die In New Orleans
Cousins $crim and Ruby da Cherry have become one of the most influential voices of the melancholic rap community of New Orleans. I Want To Die In New Orleans is the first full-length from the duo.
Swamp Dogg - Love, Loss, And Auto-Tune
Nearly fifty years after the debut of his adopted name of Swamp Dogg, Southern soul maverick Jerry Williams, Jr. stands on the precipice of another radical reinvention with his latest album Love, Loss, And Auto-Tune.
Waxahatchee - Great Thunder
Katie Crutchfield's ever-shifting musical musical project Waxahatchee returns with the Great Thunder EP, a collection of songs written with now-dormant experimental group Great Thunder during the recording of her previous albums , then unearthed and reimagined with folk and country roots influences.
William Elliott Whitmore - Kilonova
Singer/songwriter William Elliott Whitmore follows up his 2015 album Radium Death with Kilonova, a collection of ten cover songs that have influenced his career, including tunes by Johnny Cash, Captain Beefheart, The Magnetic Fields, Bill Withers, and ZZ Top.
New And Recent Vinyl Releases...
Marc Bolan - Misfortune Gatehouse: Home Demos Volume 4
The fourth installment in a series of LPs of restored and remastered home demos recently returned to the estate of Marc Bolan.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
Limited edition deluxe box set, signed, numbered, and wrapped in red fishnet. Contains the original album newly remastered on two LPs, with nine unreleased demos, eight B-sides and rarities, and five newspaper lyric posters.
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.