Music is an important part of your year, and Rhino Records and the indie record stores in your lives are celebrating that with a special campaign to START YOUR EAR OFF RIGHT! Stop in to your local record store to get special limited edition releases on both CD and Vinyl (a few pictured below) and get yourself a coveted RHINO RECORDS calendar, while they last, as a free gift. You’ll find these calendars every year on record store and label office walls, and now they can be on your wall too, reminding you month after month how important music is to your everyday life, and how great it was to START YOUR EAR OFF RIGHT.
In our memories, his music, his videos, his films, his art. We loved the collaborative memorial that came about at WILD HONEY RECORDS when they asked their customers to show their love for David Bowie through art. BLACKSTAR, his final album, and more of the records he created—as musician or producer—are available at record stores. So yeah. Bowie lives.
* Vinyl Tuesday is a way for us to encourage artists, labels, distributors and managers to continue to release physical music on Tuesdays when they can. This allows physical retailers to have something fresh to sell and to talk about during the week, and lets those releases not just get lost on the increasingly crowded Friday/weekend.
COMING TO RECORD STORES ON TUESDAY JANUARY 19th!
CIBO MATTO - Viva La Woman!
Fresh and funky, female and Japanese, the trip-hop/rap duo Cibo Matto has been the recipient of a lot of hype. Fortunately, it's well-founded; all trendiness aside, Viva! La Woman is an innovative and catchy mix of eclectic samples and stream-of-consciousness lyrics. The likes of Paul Weller, Ennio Morricone, and Duke Ellington combine with observations like "My weight is three hundred pounds/My favorite is beef jerky" (from "Beef Jerky") and "Shut up and eat! You know my love is sweet!" from ("Birthday Cake") in a fun and refreshing way. The tone of the album varies with each song; on tracks like "Sugar Water" and "Artichoke," Cibo Matto plays it spooky and ethereal, while "Birthday Cake" and the single "Know Your Chicken" find them as a couple of cryptic Beastie Girls, tossing off wacky non sequiturs over found soundscapes. Cibo Matto cooks up a tasty appetizer of their talent with Viva! La Woman. Like their tongue-in-cheek cover of "The Candy Man," Cibo Matto makes everything they bake satisfying and delicious. A diverse and entertaining album, Viva! La Woman leaves the listener hungry for more of their crazy food for thought. Viva! La Woman will be available on 180gm vinyl.
VARIOUS ARTISTS - Jackie Brown: Music from the Miramax Motion Picture
Jackie Brown: Music from the Miramax Motion Picture is the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's motion picture Jackie Brown. It was originally released on December 9, 1997 and will now be available on 180gm vinyl. The soundtrack uses a variety of music genres, including soul. The soundtrack also includes dialogue from the motion picture and a lack of typical film score, similar to the other soundtracks of Tarantino films.
In case you missed it last year, it was a record store that stole the Today Show and represented small businesses across the country in a spotlight piece about Small Business Saturday. Check out FINGERPRINTS’ star turn here, and make supporting small businesses one of your resolutions for 2016!
There are more small businesses in this world than you know. Jason Isbell went into one of his favorite small businesses recently, to talk about what it means to him, and about his very own small business. We think Jason has a way with words, even when he’s not setting them to music, and we think you’ll agree. Check out this special video and then to hear his words when they’re really lyrics, pick out his latest album, SOMETHING MORE THAN FREE. It’s available at those independently owned small businesses called record stores around the world.
We’ve gotten a lot of requests for the lists of past Record Store Day releases, and we’re happy to announce our HISTORY section, where those lists from2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011 Record Store Day and Back to Black live. (We’re working on older lists, and we’ll get them up there as we get them completed.)
Click here for the RSD Archives