Shake It Update 4/06/18: New Releases & Record Store Day News; Best of Cincinnati!

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Shake It Update 4/06/18: New Releases & Record Store Day News; Best of Cincinnati!

This week brings us new releases by Dr. Octagon, Hop Along and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.


Scroll down a bit for our list of this week's new releases and reissues.



Don't forget that Record Store Day is coming up on April 21st! Hope to see ya here.


The upcoming Wussy album What Heaven Is Like has officially been announced! Coming out on May 18th from Shake It (domestic) and Damnably (UK/Europe). Check out their new single 'Gloria' over at Stereogum.


We urge you to check out Inhailer Radio Cincinnati, an indie pop and rock radio station highlighting the best local and national acts playing our region. If you're still feeling the pangs of missing WNKU, Inhailer should please your ears.


The Homecoming festival that The National is putting together in April is coming up fast. Stop by to see us at Shake It's pop-up shop! We'll have a few tickets to give away in the next week or so, so be sure to keep your eyes on our social media and emails.

New And Recent Releases...

Blackberry Smoke - Find a Light
Blackberry Smoke get heavier than ever on their new album Find A Light, an album with the overarching theme of hoping and looking for something better.

Cabbage - Nihilistic Glamour Shots
The highly anticipated debut album from explosive band UK Cabbage, devotees of big choruses, socialist politics, and anarchic totems like Genesis P-Orridge, GG Allin, and Butthole Surfers.

The Dead Daisies - Burn It Down
The Dead Daisies are made up of members of Whitesnake, Motley Crue and other veterans of great hard rock bands. Burn It Down is a tornado of pounding drums, pulverizing bass, screaming guitars and in-your-face raw vocals, all of which evoke the best of '70s rock.

Dr. Octagon - Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation
For the first time in 22 years, the dream team of Kool Keith, Dan The Automator, and DJ Q-Bert reunite! Features an appearance from frequent Automator collaborator Del The Funky Homosapien.

Eels - The Deconstruction
The Deconstruction, The Eels' twelfth studio album, is their first in four years, performed by main man E and longtime collaborators Kool G Murder and P-Boo.

En Vogue - Electric Cafe
Electric Cafe is the first studio album in fourteen years by 90's R&B superstars En Vogue.

Flatbush Zombies - Vacation in Hell
Flatbush Zombie's new Vacation In Hell is nineteen tracks on which emcees Elliott, Meechy Darko, and Zombie Juice reflect on their mortality in an introspective light.

Goat Girl - Goat Girl
The self-titled debut from London's Goat Girl creates a half-fantasy world out of a very dirty and ugly city reality. It's a very English album, full of sharp-eyed observations, swampy, swaggering guitars, and singer Lottie's filthy drawl.

Hop Along - Bark Your Head Off, Dog
Hop Along's third album Bark Your Head Off, Dog features the familiar sounds that have always made the band allergic to genre: grunge, folk, punk, and power pop all appear, with inspiration from ELO to Elvis Costello to girl group vocal arrangements.

Kylie Minogue - Golden
Golden is the fourteenth album from pop singer-songwriter Kylie Minogue and her first recorded in Nashville, which can't help but inform the sound.

Tom Misch - Geography
Geography, an intrepid and invigorating adventure in sound, is the debut album from 22-year-old London singer/songwriter/DJ/producer Tom Misch.

Rainbow Kitten Surprise - How To: Friend, Love, Freefall
With chilling harmonies, dynamic instrumentation, and introspective lyrics, Rainbow Kitten Surprise's genre-defying sound takes as much influence from Modest Mouse and Kings Of Leon as it does Frank Ocean and Schoolboy Q.

Lisa Stansfield - Deeper
English R&B vocalist Lisa Stansfield is back with a new album, Deeper, on which she challenges herself without compromising her signature blend of pop, jazz, dance, Motown, and Northern Soul.

Underoath - Erase Me
Underoath return with Erase Me, their first new album in eight years, on which they may have tempered the punishing riffage of previous releases, but they've doubled down on the urgency.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sex & Food
Sex & Food, the fourth album from Ruban Nielson's Unknown Mortal Orchestra is a delightfully shapeshifting affair that filters real-deal serious themes through a vibrant and eclectic sonic lens.

Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs
Wye Oak's fifth album pursues a litany of modern malaises, each track diligently addressing a new conflict and pinning it against walls of sound, with the song's subject and shape ingeniously linked.

New And Recent Vinyl Releases...

Jack Kerouac Featuring Al Cohn and Zoot Sims - Blues And Haikus
A reissue of Kerouac's second spoken word album, originally from 1959.

Lorde - Melodrama
Lorde's 2017 album, now available in standard and 180gm 'royal' blue vinyl editions.

Tiny Tim - God Bless Tiny Tim
Limited edition 50th Anniversary pink colored vinyl repress.

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.