Record Store Day 2019

Celebrate your RSD here, at Pure Pop on April 13th!

What goes on RSD at Pure Pop?

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

Second, we got lots of free swag to giveaway.  Sampler cds, posters, buttons, etc.

Lastly, everything in the store is on sale.(non-RSD titles)

20% Used CDs/Tapes

15% Regular priced (new) cds/dvds/tapes Used Vinyl

10% New vinyl/Books/Mags/Turntables/Equipment/Supplies/Posters

7% Sale priced cds/dvd/vinyl/tapes

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

Well, there will be a line.  Below is a general explanation of how the day will work.

Pure Pop opens at 10am on Saturday the 13th. 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 20 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 7am 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. 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 10 releases that you want in order of how much you want them (1 being: you’d kill to get it, 10 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 25th 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 5am.

Pure Pop tries to get as many titles as possible, but we cannot guarantee any title will be here until it arrives.  Check out twitter, #RSDpurepop for an ongoing list of items received as we price them. Have any more questions? Give us a call at 802-658-2652.

See you on April 13th at 9am!!!

Printable wishlist

On the Horizon: Emilie Kahn – “Outro”

“Synths and electronic beats paint a top coat of groove across the record. “Don’t” has a serious late-night smoothness to it, while “Island” features a sound drop and summer-festival drift. The click-beat of “Three” revels in the movements of modern pop, but breaks into dreamy harp territory, as though Khan wants to prove the extent of her breathtaking range. If 10 000 didn’t convince you, Outro showcases Kahn’s fearlessness.” – Read the full review on Exclaim!


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On the Horizon: And The Kids – “When This LIfe is Over”

“When This Life Is Over conveys an authentic depiction of developing affective awareness. One of the realizations evoked by adulting is that life will force individuals to follow paths they don’t want to undertake. And the Kids see the aversion and in “Butterfingers” reflect on “a shitty life so they could have the best” and keeping “a shitty job so we could all hang out”. So often, wadding through the muck is the only avenue to actualization. At no point does the band wallow in defeat or ennui. Rather, they push listeners to conceptualize the uplift encased in life’s drudgery. The band’s belief in obtaining happiness is framed by music and the unrelenting need to “…sing loud / Hoping not to be sad / That’s why I sing loud / Hoping we could drown it out.” Much as “Butterfingers” pushes for triumph, so does the subsequent track “Champaign Ladies”. And the Kids provide the twin discourses, “Life is a bastard / It wants to kill you” and “Don’t let go / Doing wrong but feelin right.” There’s liberation in the realization that nothing is exact and the idea of what’s right is confined by subjectivity.” – Read the full review on Pop Matters


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1980

So we will be celebrating our 40th anniversary at the start of next year.  As a promotion, we will be highlighting each year we have been open for a limited time, starting with 1980.

Check out the special year by year section (new & used/cd &vinyl) that has been carved out just as you enter the store.  All new cd/vinyl in the 1980 section will be 15% off regular price.

For fun & possible inspiration, listed below are some employee favorites from albums released in 1980.  Please submit your own top list in the comment section below or on the matching facebook post.  We give out a $15 gift certificate to 2 random people who post their favorites.

Mike C

1.Roky Erickson and the Aliens(self-titled)
2.Talking Heads Remain In Light
3.X Los Angeles
4.XTC Black Sea
5.Pretenders(self-titled)
6.Dire Straits Making Movies
7.Devo  Freedom of Choice
8.Pete Townshend  Empty Glass
9.Bob Marley  Uprising
10.Soft Boys  Underwater Moonlight

Mike B

1.John Foxx Metamatic
2.K. Leimer Closed Systems Potential
3.Various Artists Wanna Buy a Bridge?
4.John Hassell / Brian Eno Fourth World Vol. 1 – Possible Musics
5.B.G. Gilbert / G. Lewis 3R4
6.Curlew Curlew
7.Talking Heads Remain in Light
8.Cabaret Voltaire Voice of America
9.Captain Beefheart Doc at the Radar Station
10.Young Marble Giants Colossal Youth

Mikey

1.Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
2.The Cramps Songs the Lord Taught Us
3.Ramones End of the Century
4.Motörhead Ace of Spades
5.Angel Witch Angel Witch
6.Judas Priest British Steel
7.X Los Angeles
8.Black Friday Jealous Again
9.Circle Jerks Group Sex
10.Iron Maiden Iron Maiden

Sophie

1.Talking Heads Remain in Light
2.Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac Live
3.Billy Joel Glass Houses
4.Bruce Springsteen The River
5.Hall & Oats Voices

Matt

1.Steely Dan Gaucho
2.Joy Division Closer
3.Prince Dirty Mind
4.Soft Boys Underwater Moonlight
5.The B-52’s Wild Planet
6.Talking Heads Remain in Light
7.Feelies Crazy Rhythms
8.Dire Straits Making Movies
9.Young Marble Giants Colossal Youth
10.Devo Freedom of Choice

 

 

On The Horizon: Claypool Lennon Delirium – “South of Reality”

cd $11.99
pink vinyl $25.99

release 2/22/19


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“As Lennon tells Rolling Stone, the song’s dark lyrics document “the lascivious exploits of famed JPL rocket scientist Jack Parsons, the man who not only helped America get to the moon with liquid fuel technology, but was also a Magister Templi in Aleister Crowley’s cult, the Ordo Templi Orientis.” He added that Parsons “sadly passed away in a violent explosion during a secretive alchemical experiment at his house in Pasadena.” – read more in Rolling Stone

Rhino “Start Your Ear Off Right” vinyl with Free Poster

Special vinyl releases on Tuesdays in January

Get a free 2019 calendar with purchase of any of the following.

1/08/19

Television-Adventure-red vinyl
Alice Cooper-Greatest Hits-silver vinyl
Aretha Franklin-Aretha’s Gold-gold vinyl
Monkees-Greatest Hits-orange vinyl

1/15/19

Jimmy Rogers All-Stars-Blues Blues Blues
ZZ Top-El Loco-pink vinyl
Gram Parsons-GP-with 7″ single
Crosby,Stills,Nash & Young-So Far-white vinyl
ZZ Top-Tejas-purple vinyl

1/22/10

Joni Mitchell-Blue-blue vinyl
Little Village-Little Village-blue vinyl
Grateful Dead-Skeletons From the Closet-white vinyl
Warren Zevon-Warren Zevon

1/29/19

Buffalo Springfield-Buffalo Springfield-mono
Buffalo Springfield-Buffalo Springfield Again-mono
Lupe Fiasco-Lasers-red vinyl
Ramones-Road to Ruin-blue vinyl

contact us about pre-ordering or reserving a copy of any of these titles

 

 

New Releases 2/9/18

Sale priced items

  • Mgmt Little Dark Age cd $12.49 vinyl $32.38
  • The Wombats Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life  cd $12.49 vinyl $21.58
  • Soundtrack Fifty Shades Freed cd $13.49
  • Franz Ferdinand Always Ascending cd $12.49 vinyl $22.48
  • Palm Rock Island cd $12.49 vinyl $14.38
  • Wild Child Expectations cd $12.49 vinyl $23.38
  • Wade Bowen Solid Ground cd $11.99
  • Brian Fallon Sleepwalkers cd $13.49 vinyl $21.68
  • Ezra Furman Transangelic Exodus cd $16.49 vinyl $27.88
  • Joan As Police Woman Damned Devotion cd $16.49 vinyl $27.88
  • Melody Gardot Live In Europe cd $18.49 vinyl $44.98
  • Good Tiger We Will All Be Gone cd $12.49 vinyl $25.18
  • Harms Way Posthuman cd $12.49 vinyl $25.18
  • Insane Warrior(RJD2) cd $12.99
  • Black Panther Music from & inspired from film cd $14.99

 

Other titles:

Rock/Pop

  • Twin Peaks Sweet ’17 Singles vinyl
  • Mark D
  • Soft Moon cd/vinyl
  • Robert Plant live DVD
  • Chris Hillman compilation cd
  • Dashboard Confessional cd/vinyl
  • Ramones reissue vinyl (3 titles)
  • Offspring reissue vinyl
  • Shovels & Rope compilation vinyl
  • Insects VS Robots vinyl
  • Fu Manchu vinyl
  • Screeching Weasel reissue vinyl

Jazz/Blues

  • Nina Simone compilation cd/vinyl
  • Dr John reissue vinyl
  • Jamie Saft cd

Hip-Hop/Soul

  • Insane Warrior(RJD2) vinyl

Folk/Country/Bluegrass

  • Brigid Mae Power vinyl

Soundtracks

  • Jonny Greenwood Phantom Thread cd
  • Danny Elfman DC Justice League vinyl
  • Johann Johannsson The Mercy vinyl
  • Jed Kurzel Babadook vinyl

Experimental/Electronic

  • Gogo Penguin cd/vinyl

Reggae/World

  • Natalia Lafourcade cd
  • Bobby Digital vinyl reissue
  • Lloyd Parks vinyl reissue

 

 

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