Vinyl New Arrivals 1/13/2017

The XX I See You (indie exclusive clear vinyl) review spotify

Run the Jewels 3 Gold Vinyl  review  spotify

Flaming Lips  Oczy Mlody Purple/Orange vinyl  review  spotify

Bonobo  Migration  Deluxe Double Vinyl  review  spotify

Lady Lamb  Tender Warriors Club  review  spotify

Killers  Hot Fuss

Winged Victory For the Sullen  Iris Soundtrack review  spotify

Tokyo Police Club Melon Collie & the Infinite Radness  review  spotify

Sohn  Rennen review  spotify

Flo Morrissey/Matthew E. White Gentlewoman, Ruby Man  spotify  review

Clint Mansell  The Fountain soundtrack

Jerry Goldsmith  Gremlins soundtrack

Blasting Company Over the Garden Wall soundtrack

Tom Chaplin  Wave  review  spotify

Code Orange  Forever review  spotify

The Drip  Haunting Fear of Inevitability  review  spotify

Black Anvil  As Was  review  spotify

Madness  Can’t Touch Us Now  review  spotify

Chavez  Cockfighters  review  spotify

Chemical  Brothers  reissues:

Come With Us (solid red vinyl)

Dig Your Own Hole (solid white vinyl)

Exit Planet Dust (clear vinyl)

Further (transparent green vinyl)

Push The Button (transparent blue vinyl)

Surrender (solid blue vinyl)

We Are the Night (coke bottle clear vinyl)

Vinyl New Arrivals 1/10/2017

Rhino’s Start Your Ear Off Right has some selected special edition re-issues

Get Free Calendar with purchase of these titles

John Prine  John Prine

Lil’Kim  Hard Core

Soundtrack Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Psychedelic Splatter colored vinyl

Hootie & the Blowfish Cracked Rear View Yellow/Black swirl colored vinyl

 

Vinyl New Arrivals 1/6/2017

New Releases

Dropkick Murphys 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory Spotify Review

Gone is Gone Echolocation Spotify Review

Kat Wright By My Side Spotify

Apartment 3 Apartment 3 Facebook Soundcloud

Honus Honus Use Your Delusion Spotify Review

Neil Young Peace Trail Spotify  Review

Re-issues

KD Lang Shadowland

Rolling Stones In Mono 16 lp box

Destroyer 666 Defiance

Misery Index Killing Gods

Sam Cooke One Night Stand! Live the Harlem Square Club

 

 

 

 

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

Record Store Day 2018

Record Store Day is April 21

Check out twitter tonight, #RSDPurePop, for pricing/quantity questions.  Will start pricing stuff at 9pm, will try to check in every half hour or so.

What goes on at Record Store Day 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. With a Phish title in the mix, it will be a good sized line.  Below is a general explanation of how the day will work.

Pure Pop opens at 10am on Saturday the 21st. 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 6:00am 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]

See you on April 21 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

Recommended New Releases – Dinosaur Jr., Wye Oak, Gov’t Mule

Dinosaur Jr – Give a Glimpse of What Your Not
The album’s first half gets back to Beyond’s limber, conventionally riff-based fare, albeit with a greater pop sensibility than we’ve ever known from the band. Generally high-quality Dinosaur Jr-by-numbers, Mascis’ lightning bolt soloing counterpointing his introverted drawls, one gets the feeling they could churn this stuff out eternally. Lyrically, Mascis is his usual lovably directionless self throughout, positing “what went wrong?”, singing of “crawling around” and being “lost all day”, yet he never met a dead end that couldn’t be cracked with a guitar solo. Read the full review on The Line of Best Fit

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Why Oak – Tween
The sonic rapture of “If You Should See” clouds an acceptance of romantic stability (“It doesn’t take me by the throat/but it’s an outcome I’ll never have to run from”) and throughout Tween, Wasner maintains the composure she’s shown in remarkable duets with Patrick Stickles and Samuel Herring, her spangly pop project Dungeonesse and the shoegaze-indebted Flock of Dimes. The flipside of hearing Wasner comfortably fit into so many contexts is that it starts to feel like Wye Oak is in a no-win competition with everyone’s personal Best of Jenn Wasner mixtape. Read the full review on Pitchfork

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Gov’t Mule – Telstar Sessions
The album consists of 10 tracks that formed the band’s very first, and never-before-released, demos made in June 1994 at Tel-Star Studios in Florida. They have been mixed and mastered anew however the rawness and energy of those early days are still clearly heard and, if anything, enhanced.

This was the original line-up of Warren Haynes, Allen Woody & Matt Abts. It was the line-up for the first three studio albums and is still considered by many to be the definitive line-up. Allen Woody tragically passed away in 2000 at the age of 44, and his place was eventually taken for a while by former Black Crowes bassist Andy Hess. Read the full review on Maximum Volume Music

Violet Ultraviolet – Pop City Vinyl onsale Now

“Violet Ultraviolet is the recording project of Burlington-based singer-songwriter Jake Brennan, who pulled stints in local indie-jangle bands Paper Castles and Shelly Shredder. VU typically features a rotating lineup of other local folkies and indie rockers such as Wren Kitz and Rob Voland. But for his latest release, Brennan struck out solo, recording Pop City over a two-year period with Ryan Power of Stu Stu Studio.

The album’s warm, spacious sound recalls the modern minimalism of Kurt Vile and Real Estate — though Brennan’s nasally vocals reach back several decades earlier to the likes of Neil Young. Accordingly, a cozy 1970s rock vibe washes over the album, bathing the listener in a steady rhythm that evokes a brooding beach drive at twilight.” – Via Seven Days

On the title track “Pop City”:

“When I wrote this song on an acoustic guitar I thought it was a really poppy sounding song,” he says. “I just thought it had pop hooks and I was almost embarrassed when I was going to play it for the band at the time. I was like, this song … is a little bit much. And so I named it “Pop City” as a joke, like a jab at the song.”

“I was listening to these Steely Dan tapes I borrowed from Ryan [Power]. I was listening to the Carpenters, I was listening to Hall & Oates, like this weird, cheesy seventies music,” Brennan says. “Then it sort of felt like it was an odd collection of songs when we started the sessions and it kind of felt like Ryan and I were building this place for these songs to live.” – Via Vermont Public Radio

Special Gray Vinyl

$17.79