Enter Your Top 5 Favorites of 2016!

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Music hounds! It’s that time of year once again, when we pore over the phenomenal releases or reissues of 2016 (and there were LOTS) to select le creme de la creme.

Enter your top five favorite records with some brief descriptions, and we’ll post your musings here. Let us know about your favorite tracks also for inclusion in what’s sure to be the Awesomist Playlist Of All Time. 2016 itself may not have felt like halcyon days, but the recordings have been undoubtedly wondrous.

Entrants will also be entered for a randomly selected drawing for a Pure Pop gift certificate, so get on that keyboard clackity clack! Submit to [email protected] to share your magic.

Can’t wait to hear from you!

-Your Friends at Pure Pop

Give the Gift of Music

So our annual holiday sale ends after this Sunday, January 7th.  Don’t miss the final weekend to get the following cds at the low price of $9.99.  After the list of cds, there is a separate list of vinyl at good discounts that will go back to their regularly scheduled price on Monday.  Heck, don’t go out in the cold.  Give us a call, we can do a purchase over the phone & lock in the great price.

Band:                                                                         Album:

Gregg Allman Southern Blood
Arcade Fire Everything Now
Chuck Berry Chuck
Bonobo Migration
Cage the Elephant Unpeeled
Miley Cyrus Younger Now
Nick Cave Skeleton Tree
Depeche Mode Spirit
Justin Townes Earle Kids in the Street
Father John Misty Pure Comedy
Fleet Foxes Crack-Up
Foo Fighters Concrete & Gold
Foster the People Sacred Hearts Club
Front Bottoms Going Grey
Liam Gallagher As You Were
Grizzly Bear Painted Ruins
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Haim Something to Tell You
Iron & Wine Beast Epic
Michael Jackson Scream
Kings of Leon Walls
Nikki Lane Highway Queen
Lumineers Lumineers
Lumineers Cleopatra
Aimee Mann Mental Illness
JD McPherson Undivided Heart & Soul
Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real
Willie Nelson & Friends 2
Odesza A Moment Apart
Roy Orbison Love So Beautiful
Paramore After Laughter
Pink Beautiful Trauma
Portugal the Man Woodstock
Prophets of Rage Prophets of Rage
Royal Blood How Did We Get So Dark
Shins Heartworms
Sleater Kinney Live in Paris
Slowdive Slowdive
Soundgarden Ultramega Ok
Stranger Things 1 & 2
SZA Control
Temples Volcano
Walk the Moon What if Nothing
The War on Drugs A Deeper Understanding
Weezer Pacific Daydream
Wolf Alice Visions of a Life

And we have some excellent vinyl titles on sale as well

Vinyl at $17.96

 

JD McPherson -Undivided Heart & Soul

Tycho- Epoch

Justin Townes -Earle Kids in the Street

Vinyl at $15.96

Black Joe Lewis-Backlash

Vinyl at $18.96

Slowdive-Slowdive

Royal Blood-How Did We Get So Dark

Vinyl at $19.96

Father John Misty-Pure Comedy

Odesza-A Moment Apart

Bonobo-Migration

SZA-Control

Weezer-Pacific Daydream

Aimee Mann-Mental Illness

Lukas Nelson-&the Promise of the Real

Prophets of Rage-Prophets of Rage

Portugal the Man-Woodstock

Wolf Alice-Visions of a Life

Temples-Volcano

Against Me-Shape Shift with

Sylvan Esso-What Now

Gregg Allman-Southern Blood

Nikki Lane-Highway Queen

Black Friday/Record Store Day 2018

Still plenty of exclusive limited titles are available including the Phish title.  Contact us thru the website album request to inquire about availability of titles and/or purchasing online thru paypal.

Record Store Day/Black Friday is November 23

Check out twitter starting Wednesday morning, #RSDPurePop, for pricing/quantity questions.  Will start pricing stuff at 9am on Wednesday, will try to check in every hour or so.

What goes on at Black Friday/RSD at Pure Pop?

First, there are many exclusive/limited releases, for more info you can check out recordstoreday.com

Second, there is a sale on all other items in the store

10% off new vinyl/new books

15% off used vinyl/new cds/tapes/dvds/etc

20% off used cds/dvd/tapes

So how do I get my hands on my favorite RSD release?

Well, there will be a line. It won’t be as big as the main RSD in April but there is a Phish title, so expect some people. Below is a general explanation of how the day will work.

Pure Pop opens at 10am on Friday the 23rd. We will be collecting wish lists at 9am sharp – make sure to get yours in by then! If there are only a couple of releases you really want, we DO NOT recommend trying to be the first in line – it won’t make a difference if you fill out a wish list. As long as you’re here no later than 8:55am with your wishlist, you have just as much a chance as anyone else to get the one or two releases that you want. If you want 7 things really, really badly, then we suggest getting to Pure Pop early so you can be the first in line to get in. There is usually already a small line around 6:30am or so. Besides the two items on your wishlist, everything else is first come, first serve. WE DO NOT DO PRE-ORDERS OR HOLDS PRIOR TO RSD titles. This is just general nationwide RSD policy.

So, what’s a wish list? In order for us to try to get you the release you want, we have a “wish list” – you fill out up to 8 releases that you want in order of how much you want them (1 being: you’d kill to get it, 8 being: you wouldn’t be torn up if you missed it). We collect the wish lists at 9am sharp and shuffle them. Starting from the random wish list on the top of the pile, we pick out the top 2 items you wrote down that are available and hold it for you, so you’re guaranteed to get at least something on your list. BUT we cannot guarantee everyone will get their #1 and #2 choices. We have a very limited supply of RSD releases! As we go through the lists and things sell out, we move on to the #3, #4, #5 choices and so on.

Here’s an example of how the wish list works: Say we get 10 copies of the Grateful Dead vinyl. Johnny’s wish list is 20th in the pile of randomly shuffled lists and the Grateful Dead vinyl is at the top of his list. Before we get to Johnny’s list however, ten other people had the Grateful Dead on their top 2 and we put them aside for those lucky people, so we are now sold out of the Grateful Dead. Sorry Johnny, but we’ll have to move on to your number 2 and 3 on the list instead. Even though Johnny didn’t get his number 1 pick, at least he got his 2nd and 3rd! and since it was really up to pure chance, he’s not too bummed and didn’t waste time by lining up outside the store at 3am.

 

Printable wishlist here

Pure Pop tries to get as many titles as possible, but we cannot guarantee any title will be here until it arrives. We will have most of the official RSD titles when we open at 10am. Feel free to contact us about a specific item or any other issue by calling 802-658-2652 or email [email protected], twitter #RSDPurePop

See you on Friday at 9am!!!

Featured Release-Blood Orange

Freetown Sound
CD $12.49
LP $24.96

“In a press release, Hynes explained that the record was influenced by his mother and father moving to London from Guyana and Sierra Leone, respectively, at the same age he moved from London to New York. It’s an album about ‘being black in England, being black in America,’ as Hynes puts it, thematically focusing on the multitudes that contains…”Read more at Consequence of Sound

Free Stuff 06/03/16

The Kills prize pack free with purchase of new album “Ash & Ice” cd($12.49)/lp($27.96) includes:

Vinyl shopping bag

Matches

Lyrics Books

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The Monkees Coloring Book with purchase of new “Good Times” cd ($12.49)

Ladyhawke sticker with “Wild Things” cd($12.49)/vinyl($18.96)

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Michael Franti heavy stock poster with purchase of “Soulrocker” album, cd ($13.99)/vinyl ($28.96)

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Tegan & Sara sunglasses with purchase of “Love You to Death” cd($12.49) or vinyl ($18.96)

GrateFul Dead wristband with purchase of “Live at Red Rocks (7/8/78) on cd ($25.99)

Constellation Records Vinyl Sale

 

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$10 off selected vinyl titles from Constellation Records

Regular Price $25.97. On sale for $15.96 for a limited time

Esmerine-Lost Voices

Ought-Sun Coming Down

Colin Stetson/Sarah Neufeld-Never Were the Same She Was

Eric Chenaux-Skullsplitter

Godspeed You Black Emperor!-Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress

Matana Roberts-Coin Coin Chapter 3

Ought-More Than Any Other Day

Carla Bozulich-Boy

Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra-Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything

Matana Roberts-Coin Coin Chapter 2

Land of Kush-The Big Mango

Sarah Neufeld-Hero Brother

Saltland-I Thought It Was Us But It Was All of Us

Colin Stetson-New History Warfare 3

Tindersticks-Something Rain

Vinyl Tuesday 9/29/15

 

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This week we have releases from

 

Major Lazer-Peace is the Mission

Kamasi Washington-The Epic (super limited first pressing on vinyl)

Thunderbitch(limited vinyl only release) get while supplies last!!!

-Brittany Howard(Alabama Shakes) side project

Also, we have eight limited pink vinyl releases for Breast Cancer Awareness Month to help support Gilda’s Club of NYC.

Joey Badass-B4 DA $$

Run the Jewels 2

Chet Faker Built On Glass

Pierce the Veil  Collide with the Sky

Primus Frizzle Fry

Sturgill Simpson Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

Between the Buried & Me  Coma Ecliptic

Al Green  the Belle Album

Titles are hitting the shelves today, don’t miss out on the limited releases.

 

 

Used Vinyl-New Arrivals 9/26/15

 

Got a bunch of nice Eighties titles in the week.

Titles include albums by:

Waylon Jennings

New York Dolls

Modern Lovers/Jonathan Richman(multiple titles)

The Clash

Billy Bragg

Laurie Anderson

Patti Smith

Lou Reed(multiple titles)

Dream Syndicate

Iggy Pop(multiple titles)

Kinks(multiple titles)

Psychedelic Furs

The Selecter

XTC(multiple titles)

Cocteau Twins