Enter Your Top 5 Favorites of 2016!

img_20161217_192138

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

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!!!

Black Friday 2014

rsdlogo

 

The Holiday Season is almost upon us.  Black Friday (Nov 28) brings the indie record store a slew of exclusive releases.

First, there are no pre-orders or advance holds on any Black Friday release.

As always, we like to reward those who get here earliest and are most excited for the special releases without making the whole occasion about who camps out the longest.

We will be conducting our random drawing for high demand/limited titles at 9:30 am.

We will open at 10am with the first person in line being the first person to enter the store to shop the Black Friday titles.

What is the drawing & how does it work?

Everyone in line before 9:30 A.M. will be given the opportunity to fill out their Black Friday wishlist.  Basically, everyone requests the titles they want to purchase if they have the opportunity.  We will collect all the filled out wishlists at 9:30 A.M. sharp.  The filled out wishlists will be selected in random order and each person will be reserved the top 2 items on their wishlist, if the titles are still available.  These 2 items will be held in reserve behind the counter and cannot be purchased by anyone else even if they are further up in line.

So when should you show up?

If you want multiple titles,  it will be “first come, first serve” after the wishlist drawing is finished.  So getting here early will allow you the chance to be one of the first people to attack the Black Friday titles.

If you are just looking to get 1 or 2 titles, the key time is 9:30 A.M.  which is the deadline to submit a filled out a wishlist. Everyone who submits a wishlist has an equal opportunity to reserve that one exclusive title they desire.

Hope to see you on Friday

Mike

Pure Pop

List of titles we will have upon Opening on Black Friday(for more details see list on Recordstoreday.com.

RSD Exclusive Releases (only released on Black Friday to indie record store like us)

5 Seconds of Summer – Self-titled 12″ picture disc 

Aaliyah – Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number 12″ colored vinyl

The Afghan Whigs – Gentlemen at 21 12″ vinyl

Against Me! – The Daytrotter Sessions 7″ vinyl

The Beatles – Long Tally Sally 7″ vinyl

Bleachers – Strange Desires: The Demos 12″ colored vinyl

Bon Jovi – Live 2 10″ picture disc

David Bowie – Sue (or in a Season of Crime) 10″ vinyl

The Bug vs Earth – BOA/Cold 12″ vinyl

Chvrches – Under the Tide 12″ colored vinyl

Dave Mattews Band – Recently 2 x 10″ vinyls

Miles Davis – Blue Xmas 7″ vinyl

Miles Davis – The Prestige 10″ Collection Vol. 1  10″ vinyl boxset

Miles Davis – Enigma 10″ vinyl

Dead Milkmen – Big Lizard in My Backyard 12″ colored vinyl

The Decemberists – Single 7″ vinyl

Game of Thrones Sound Track 12″ vinyl

The Doors/Peter LaFarge – Honor the Treaties 12″ vinyl

First Aid Kit – America 10″ vinyl

Fishbone – Truth and Soul 12″ colored vinyl

The Flaming Lips – Imagene Peise  Atlas Eets Christmas 12″ vinyl

Game Theory – Pointed Accounts of People You Know 10″ vinyl

Game Theory – Distortion  10″ vinyl

Genesis – From Genesis to Revelations 12″ vinyl

Gov’t Mule – Stoned Side of the Mule 12″ vinyl

Grateful Dead – 11/18/72 Hofheinz Pavilion Houston TX 12″ vinyl

Green Day – Tune in Tokyo 12″ vinyl

Billie Holiday – At Storyville 12″ vinyl

Hozier – In the Woods Somewhere 10″ vinyl

Husker Du – Warehouse: Songs and Stories 12″ vinyl

Chrissie Hydne – Stockholm Live at the 229 Club London England 10″ colored vinyl

Iron Butterfly – Heavy 12″ vinyl

Waylon Jennings- Lousiana Man, Kentucky Woman 7″ colored vinyl

Judas Priest – 5 Souls 10″ colored vinyl

Korn – Self-titled 2 x 12″ vinyls

Jenny Lewis – Pax AM Sessions – 7″ vinyl

Little Richard – Self-titled 12″ vinyl

J. Mascis – Fade into Yourself 7″ vinyl

Mastodon – The Motherload 12″ picture vinyl

Seth McFarlane – Holiday for Swing 12″ colored vinyl

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Soundtrack 12″ colored vinyl

Mother Love Bone – Hold Your Head Up 7″ vinyl

New Order – 1981-82 12″ vinyl

Conor Oberst – Standing on the Outside Looking In/Sugar Street 7″ vinyl

Roy Orbison – At the Rock House 12″ vinyl

Outkast – Player’s Ball 10″ vinyl

Joey Ramone – Christmas Spirit In My House 10″ vinyl

The Ramones – Morrissey Curates the Ramones 12″ vinyl

Rockabye Baby! Lullabye Renditions of Jay-Z 12″ colored vinyl

Ronnie James Dio – Ronnie James Dio and Friends Stand Up to Cancer 12″ picture disc 

Joe Satriani – Self-titled EP 12″ vinyl

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud/I’m a Mess 7″ vinyl

Bessie Smith – At the Christmas Ball 7″ vinyl

Sneakers – Self-titled 10″ vinyl

South Park – James Cameron/My Bitch Ain’t No Hobbit 7″ picture disc

Phil Spector and Various Artists – A Christmas Gift For You 12″ colored vinyl

St. Vincent – Pieta 10″ vinyl

They Might Be Giants – Flood 12″ colored vinyl

The Big Lebowski soundtrack 12″ colored vinyl

Frozen 7″ picture disc

The Velvet Underground – Live MXMXCIII 12″ vinyl

Wu Tang Clang – C.R.E.A.M 10″ picture disc 

Neil Young Official Release Series 5-8 vinyl boxset

Neil Young Zuma, Time Fades Away and On the Beach T-shirts

RSD Limited Run/Regional Focus (titles are released in very small runs (1000 or less) or in specific regions of the country)

The Acadia Strain – The Dead Walk 12″ colored vinyl

Death Grips – Government Plates 12″ vinyl

Five Finger Death Punch – Puragatory 12″ picture disc

Korn – The Paradigm Shift 12″ picture disc

Los Straightjackets – Los Straightjackets  Play Some of the Great Instrumental Hits 10″ vinyl

Ra Ra Riot – Two Hearts Beat as One 7″ vinyl

RSD First Release (titles that are available first at indie stores and then at other retailers at a later point) 

Diplo – F10RIDA CD and 12″ vinyl 

Echosmith – Cool Kids 12″ picture disc

Faith No More – Motherfucker 7″ vinyl

Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Music 12″ vinyl

Imagine Dragons – Nightvisions 12″ picture disc

Kinks – Muswell Hillbillies 2 x 12″ vinyls

Leftover Salmon – High Country CD

Elvis Presley – Showroom International 2 x 12″ vinyl

American Hustle Sountrack 2 x 12″ colored vinyls

Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol 1 Cassette 

 

 

Black Friday at Pure Pop

Hey Folks!

Time again to get some special releases that are only available at your favorite indie record stores.

We will be opening on Friday at 10 a.m. People will enter on a first come, first serve basis.  As always, we do like to provide everyone in line the opportunity to get their most desired items.  We will conduct a wish list drawing similar to what we did on Record Store Day.

If you are in line by 9:30 a.m., you will be able to hand in a wish list of up to 10 items that you would like to purchase.  We will randomly draw from the collected wish lists & reserve the top 2 items available from each drawn wish list.  These 2 items will be reserved for you behind the counter.

So please remember, first in line means first in the store but doesn’t guarantee that you will get all the items you desire.  First in line does mean that you will get first access to items that are not reserved thru the wish list drawing.

Thanks again for your understanding.  The wish list drawing went really well on Record Store Day, it allows  everyone a chance to get their hands on the items they desire without having to camp out in line for 4 hours.

I know many people are away for the holiday week.  If you are unable to make it to the store on Friday, we will start taking requests by phone/email on items beginning at 11 am.

There is a list below that Meg prepared that details all the special releases that Pure Pop has received for Black Friday.

Please note that will be having a sale on all non-Black Friday titles.*

10% vinyl/new cds/dvds/t-shirts/posters

20 % used cds

*does not include already discounted/sale items

 

Vinyl update 7/10/13


First, we got the new stuff

Hard Stuff/Metal
Palms (Isis & Deftones members)
Anvil
Coffins
Atriarch
Locrian
Mumakil
Amon Amarth
August Burns Red
Queensryche
Transplants
Electronic
Zomby
Baths
College
Congo Natty
Disclosure
Grime 2.0
Miles
Mount Kimbie
Siriusmo
Thundercat
Ed Records Vol 4
Experimental
Nate Young(NNA)
Ryan Power(NNA)
Deep Magic
Wolf Eyes
Richard Youngs
Jazz
George Benson
Robert Walter’s 20th Congress
Reggae
Cornell Campbell
Jimmy Cliff
Sizzla

Rock

About Group
Almost
Amiina
Bass Drum of Death **Manager’s pick**
Ben Folds Five-LIve
Bosnian Rainbows
Cocorosie
Daughter
Daughn Gibson
Goo Goo Dolls
Hausu
Hockey
Jane’s Addiction-Live
Pokey LaFarge
LetLive
Light Heat
Lightning Dust
Little Green Cars
Middle Class Rut
Nymph
Owen
Ocean Blue
Salvia Plath
Sebadoh
Smith Westerns
Speedy Ortiz
Spinto Band
Thriftstore Masterpiece
Anna Von Hausswolff
David Yow
Singer/Songwriter/Americana
Cheyenne Mize
Aoife O’Donovan
Bob Schneider
Soul/R&B
Booker T
Mavis Staples

Then we have a few re-issues or 1st time issues of older stuff

Boubacar Traore-1st
S.E. Rogie-Sounds of
Public Image Ltd.-First Issue
Allman Brothers-Brothers & Sisters
Kris Kristofferson-Kristofferson
De La Soul-3 Feet High & Rising
House of Pain-House of Pain
John Prine-Missing Years
Lightnin Slim-High & Lowdown
Tim Buckley-Starsailor
Rudimentary Peni-Archaic
Stone Temple Pilots-Purple
Faith No More-Angel Dust

Vinyl Update 6/20/13

Sigur Ros
New Releases

Sigur Ros Kveikur

Ltd Deluxe version with bonus 10″ $29.99, regular $23.99

Heloise & the Savior Faire Diamond Dust $16.97

Brooklyn-bases Electro-Pop Band with local roots

Lake Superior Steam Engine $14.97

Montpelier Blues-Garage-Rock duo

Persian Claws Persian Claws $19.97

Garage-Rockabilly-Surf feat. Bill Mullins (Barbacoa,etc)

Jimmy Eat World Damage $21.97
Mantles Long Enough to Leave $16.97
Hyetal Modern Worship $22.97
Shannon & the Claws Dreams in the Rat House $15.97

**employee recommended**

Gaslight Anthem Singles Collection 2008-2011 $62.97

9 7″ singles in wooden collector’s chest

Camera Obscura Desire Lines $18.97
Tunng Turbines $22.97
Primal Scream More Light $19.97
John Medeski Different Time $19.97
Delbert McClinton & Glen Clark Blind Crippled & Crazy $26.97

Lemuria Distance is So Big $16.97
High on Fire Spitting Fire Live $19.97
High on Fire Spitting Fire Live 2 $19.97
Efterklang Piramida Concert $24.97
Eddie Spaghetti Value of Nothing $17.97

Donna the Buffalo Tonight, Tomorrow & Yesterday $19.97
The Builders & the Butchers Western Medicine $22.97
Clairy Browne & the Bangin Rackettes Baby Caught the Bus $21.97

**Employee Recommended**

Aceyalone Leanin on Stick $16.97

Re-issues

Frank Zappa Over-Nite Sensation $22.97
Frank Zappa Freak Out $36.97
Manfred Mann Album $19.97

Sundazed re-issued his 1st five albums, only one in-stock at the moment

Hot Sellers back in stock

Daft Punk Random Access Memories $36.97
Justin Timberlake 20/20 Experience $27.97
Kendrick Lamar Good Kid: M.A.A.D. City $19.97

Pure Pop Record Store Day Arrivals #4

Sorry for the delay.

Here is the rest of what we got for RSD:

Rough Guide/New Orleans LP

Michael Buble 7″

Grouplove 7″

Kimbra EP

Sam Means 7″

Rhymesayers LP

Beach House 7″

Hives 7″

Redding/Franklin 7″

Bragg/Wilco Box

Rough Guide/Psychedelic Africa LP

Mike Watt 7″

Mates of State EP

Refused LP

Dave Hause 7″

Flaming Lips/Mastodon 7″

Pujol 7″

Gary Clark Jr EP

Medicine LP

Starfucker LP

Phish Junta LP/Junta LP(Pollock edition)

Rainer Maria LP

Watkins/Everly Bros 7″

Fun EP

Adrian Younge LP

Va/Smuggler’s Way 7″

Black Keys El Camino Dlx LP

Nightwish 12″

Laura Marling 7″

Cleaners from Venus cd & LP

Common LP

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr EP

M Ward 7″

Cursive reissue EP

Matt Pond PA LP(2 titles)

Richard Buckner 7″

Dr John LP

Deerhoof/Of Montreal 7″

Grateful Dead LP

Medicine LP

Misfits LP

Switchfoot CD

Shabazz Palaces EP

Hey Mercedes LP

Blitzen Trapper 7″

MC5/Afrika Bambataa 7″

Saturday  Looks Good to Me LP

Caitlin Rose 7″

Horrible Crowes 7″

Carolina Chocolate Drops 7″

Arcade Fire EP

Xiu Xiu/Dirty Beaches 7″

Regina Spektor 7″

Icky Blossums 7″

Tinariwen LP

Metallica EP

Jimmy Fallon 7′

Chuck Persons 7′

Medicine CD

Rough Guide/African Roots Revival LP

Mastodon/Feist 7″

Destroyer 7″

Tegan & Sara 7′

Nicolas Jaar EP

Animal Collective EP

Flogging Molly 7′

Bruno Mars EP

The Cure LP

T.Rex 7′ box

Fleetwood Mac reissue LP

Mynabirds 7′

Wilco Whole Love dlx LP

Arctic Monkeys 7′

Red Hot Chili Peppers reissue LP

Flaming Lips LP

So, I think that is it.  Probably missed a couple things.

As far as I can tell , the only big name release that we won’t have is the Eddie Vedder single.  It got announced really late, really limited & I was unable to get any.

See you tomorrow or tonight.

 

 

 

Pure Pop Record Store Day Arrivals #3

Remember, Phish Junta-Friday Night at Midnight.

Everything else available at opening at 10am on Saturday.

No advantage for being early or first in line, we will do a random draw for line order for both the Phish & 10am Saturday.

1st time thru line at 10am, you are allowed to select 2 items til the initial line is cleared, then you can come back for more.

Here are some items that have arrived:

(big list, so I will use a bit of shorthand, please go to recordstoreday.com for more info)

Here’s some more:

St Vincent 7″

McClusky reissue LP

Sigur Ros LP

King Crimson cd box

Steven Wilson LP

Winterpills LP

Phenomenal Handclap/Peaches EP

Lydia Loveless 7″

Justin Townes Earle 7″

Pussy Galore 7′

Small Faces 7″ (2 titles)

the Neanderthals 7″

The Martian Denny 7″

Gene Clark 7″

Dillard & Clark 7″

Chocolate Watch Band 7″

Captain Beefheart 7″

Bloos Magoos 7″

Blues Project 7″

Byrds 7″

Paul Revere & Raiders 7′

Lee Hazlewood LP

Pelican/Playing Enemy split

Doomriders/Sweet Cobra split

311 12″

All Out War LP

Marco Benevento 7″

Brendon Benson 7″

Blood for Blood 7″

Cause for Alarm 7″

Childish Gambino 12′

The Cult 7″

The Green LP

Juicehead X 7″

Mariachi El Bronx 12″

Neon Indian 10″

Sinead O’Connor LP

Odd Future LP

Oberhofer 7″

Rainbow reissue LP

Chris Robinson 7′

Snapcase reissue LP

Straylight Run reissue LP

Taking Back Sunday EP

We’re getting there, one more long list in the A.M.

Pure Pop Record Store Arrivals #2

Remember, Phish Junta-Friday Night at Midnight.

Everything else available at opening at 10am on Saturday.

No advantage for being early or first in line, we will do a random draw for line order for both the Phish & 10am Saturday.

1st time thru line at 10am, you are allowed to select 2 items til the initial line is cleared, then you can come back for more.

Here are some items that have arrived:

(big list, so I will use a bit of shorthand, please go to recordstoreday.com for more info)

Paul Weller 7″

Now Now 7″

Ra Ra Riot 7″

Visioneers LP

Death Cab for Cutie LP

Ugly Custard LP

Hush Arbors/Arboureturn LP & Cd

Devo LP

Luna reissue Lp 2 titles

Duke Garwood LP

Jonathan Wilson LP

VA Eight Trails LP

Amanda Palmer 7″

Tortoise 7″

Freakwater LP

DJ Food 12″

Black Twig Pickers 7″

Marsalis Quartet LP

VA Complex LP

Horse Feathers LP

Gravenhurst 12″

Variety Lights 12″

Diva Dompe 7″

Talibam! 7″

Pelican LP

Botch LP

Circle Lp

Woody Guthrie tribute 10″

Townshend/Who 10″

Empire Records LP

Breakfast Club LP

Pretty in Pink LP

Mendelssohn LP

Grace Potter live at Sun CD/LP

Jamiroquai  LP

Brubeck reissue Lp

Esperanza Spalding LP

Tomahawk LP box

Little Richard reissue Lp

Florence & the Machine 7′

James Brown 7′

Mynah Birds 7″

Neon Trees 7″

Lana Del Rey 7″

Miike Snow 7″

Minus the Bear 7″

Paul McCartney 7″

Garbage 7″

School of Seven Bells 7″

Edward Sharpe 7″

Abba 12″

Of Monsters & Men 12″

More later……

 

 

Pure Pop Record Store Day Arrivals #1

Alright, here we go.

Remember, Phish Junta-Friday Night at Midnight.

Everything else available at opening at 10am on Saturday.

No advantage for being early or first in line, we will do a random draw for line order for both the Phish & 10am Saturday.

1st time thru line at 10am, you are allowed to select 2 items til the initial line is cleared, then you can come back for more.

Here are some items that have arrived:

(big list, so I will use a bit of shorthand, please go to recordstoreday.com for more info)

Baseball Project-7″

Rockabye Baby-Smiths-12″

Luther Dickinson-78rpm

Ralph Stanley-78 rpm

Hiss Golden Messenger 7″

Crosses 7″

CSC Funk Band 7″

Stax 7″ Box Set

The Right Now 7″

Electronic Anthology Project -Dino Jr cd/12″/purple12″

Bowerbirds 7″

Winterboys 7″

Ryan Adams 7″

Rosie Thomas/Sufjan Stevens 7″

VA Sacred Bones Lp

Richard Thompson 7″

Tallest Man on Earth 12″

Civil Wars cd

Civil Wars 7″

Widespread Panic LP

Futurebirds 12″

Priscilla Ahn 7″

Slightly Stoopid 7″

Preteen Zenith 12″

Genesis 12″

Bill Evans 10″

Chris Crofton LP

Bonnie Prince Billy 10″

LCD Soundsystem 12″

M83 7″

Peter Tosh picture 10″

Lou Reed Transformer LP reissue

Iggy Stooges live picture Lp

Public Image Ltd 12″

VA-Arts & Crafts LP

Joan Baez -reissue LP

Larry Coryell -reissue LP

Miles Davis LP

Death Grips LP

Buddy Guy reissue LP

Skip James reissue LP

Janis Joplin LP

Janis Joplin pearl reissue LP

The Knack live Ep

Mae Lp

Miss. John Hurt reissue LP

Ozzy Osbourne live Lp

Pistol Annies LP

Iggy Pop Raw Power reissue LP

Lou Reed Rock n Roll Animal reissue LP

Paul Simon Graceland reissue LP

Skaggs & Rice LP

Uncle Tupelo reissue LP(2 titles)

Townes Van Zandt LP

Matt Nathanson cd

Sara Bareilles 7″

Black Angels 7″

Black Prarie 7″

David Bowie 7’++

Brad 7″

Coldplay 7″

Dry the River 7″

Foster the People 7″

Lemuria 7″

Ozzy Osbourne 7″

Shuggie Otis 7″

Buck Owens 7″

Katy Perry 7″

Iggy Pop 7″++

Receiving End of Sirens 7″

Roxy Music 7″++

Bruce Springsteen 7″

Uncle Tupelo 7″ box

Walk the Moon 7″

Battles 12″

Leonard Cohen EP

Joey Ramone

Gonna take a breather, more in a couple of hours.

Michael