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SWAMP DOGG'S NEW ALBUM

Swamp Dogg’s new album Blackgrass: From West Virginia to 125th St is coming out on Friday 5/31!! 

“Not a lot of people talk about the true origins of bluegrass music,” says Swamp Dogg, “but it came from Black people. The banjo, the washtub, all that stuff started with African Americans. We were playing it before it even had a name.”


Blackgrass, Swamp Dogg’s remarkable new album, is no history lesson, though. Produced by Ryan Olson (Bon Iver, Poliça) and recorded with an all-star band including Noam Pikelny, Sierra Hull, Jerry Douglas, Chris Scruggs, Billy Contreras, and Kenny Vaughan, the collection is a riotous blend of past and present, mixing the sacred and the profane in typical Swamp Dogg fashion as it blurs the lines between folk, roots, country, blues, and soul. The tracklist is an eclectic one—brand new originals and vintage Swamp Dogg classics sit side by side with reimaginings of ’70s R&B hits and timeless ’50s pop tunes—but the performances are thoroughly cohesive, filtering everything through a progressive Appalachian lens that nods to tradition without ever being bound by it. Special guests like Margo Price, Jenny Lewis, Justin Vernon, and The Cactus Blossoms all add to the excitement here, but it’s ultimately the 81-year-old Swamp Dogg’s delivery—sly and playful and full of genuine joy and ache—that steals the show. The result is a record that’s as reverent as it is raunchy, a collection that challenges conventional notions of genre and race while at the same time celebrating the music that helped make Swamp Dogg the beloved iconoclast he’s known as today.

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AROOJ AFTAB LISTENING EVENTS

Stop by these record stores on Thursday, May 30 to get an early listen NIGHT REIGN from Arooj Aftab, on the eve of its release. 
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CAGE THE ELEPHANT UNBOXING

The new album from Cage The Elephant, NEON PILL, is out now and indie record stores have a limited edition Milky Clear vinyl edition -- but it won't last long! 

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MARIAS LISTENING EVENTS

The new album from THE MARIAS is called SUBMARINE and it's surfacing on May 31 on CD, vinyl, record-store exclusive blue vinyl and cassette (!!).
Record stores around the country are getting an early listen to it on May 28. Find a store near you and check in for times and details! 

The Marias Album Listening Event Graphic

STATE STORE  CITY 
ALABAMA
CD Cellar Anniston
Seasick Records Birmingham
ARIZONA
Weird Kid Records Casa Grande
Zia Records  Chandler
Zia Records Mesa
Stinkweeds Phoenix
Zia Records - Bethany Home Phoenix
Zia Records - Thunderbird Phoenix
Zia Records  Tempe
Zia Records  Tucson
CALIFORNIA
Run Out Groove Records Burbank
Spinning Plate Records Covina
Armadillo Music Davis
The Midnight Hour Rexords San Fernando
Streetlight Records  San Jose
Resident Vinyl Santa Ana
Streetlight Records  Santa Cruz
The Next Record Store Santa Rosa
Licorice Pizza Records Studio City
COLORADO
Wax Trax Records Denver
Triple Play Records Grand Junction
Vinyl Valhalla Littleton
Eagle Valley Music & Comics Minturn
CONNECTICUT
Newbury Comics Manchester
Telegraph Autonomous Zone New London
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Byrdland Records Washington
FLORIDA
D & J Records Dunedin
Sweat Records Miami
Park Ave CDs Orlando
Tonevendor St. Augustine
Rust & Wax Record Shop West Palm Beach
GEORGIA
Criminal Records Atlanta
Vertigo Vinyl Macon
IDAHO
Rollin' Records Boise
Disc-Cover Records Nampa
ILLINOIS
Beverly Phono Mart Chicago
Shuga Records Chicago
Loud Pizza Highland Park
Waiting Room Records Normal
The Records Department Woodstock
KANSAS
Spektrum Muzik Wichita
KENTUCKY
Guestroom Records Louisville
LOUISIANA
22 Sound Records Mandeville
MAINE
Bull Moose  Bangor
Bull Moose  Biddeford
Bull Moose  Brunswick
Bull Moose  Lewiston
Bull Moose  Scarborough
Bull Moose South Portland
Newbury Comics South Portland
Bull Moose  Waterville
Bull Moose  Windham
MARYLAND
The Sound Garden Baltimore
MASSACHUSETTS
Newbury Comics - Faneuil Hall Boston
Newbury Comics Braintree
Max J Records Fairhaven
Newbury Comics Natick
Music Connection Turners Falls
MICHIGAN
Audiogazing Saginaw
MINNESOTA
Indie Earth Buffalo
Down In The Valley Golden Valley
Electric Fetus Minneapolis
MISSOURI
Jammin Nuggets Music Sedalia
NEBRASKA
First Day Vinyl Lincoln
NEVADA
Zia Records - Eastern Las Vegas
Zia Records - Rainbow Las Vegas
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Bull Moose  Keene
Music Connection Manchester
Newbury Comics Nashua
Bull Moose  Portsmouth
Bull Moose Salem
NEW JERSEY
Factory Records Dover
Clarizio Music Center Point Pleasant
NEW YORK 
Newbury Comics Albany
Squatch Den Records Horseheads
Darkside Records Poughkeepsie
Record Archive Rochester
Newbury Comics Staten Island
Newbury Comics Syracuse
The Sound Garden Syracuse
Looney Tunes West Babylon
NORTH CAROLINA
Record Krate Wake Forest
Yellow Dog Discs Wilmington
OHIO
The Vinyl Groove Records Bedford
Used Kids Records Columbus
OREGON
Vinyl Resting Place Portland
PENNSYLVANIA
Spin Me Round Easton
Young Ones Records Kutztown
Dreaming Human Lancaster
Forever Changes Phoenixville
Long Play Café Pittsburgh
RHODE ISLAND
Newbury Comics Providence
TENNESSEE
For The Record Chattanooga
Yellow Racket Records Chattanooga
AndVinyl Records Clarksville
The Groove Nashville
TEXAS
CD Warehouse Records & Tapes Arlington
Drinks Records Austin
Waterloo Records Austin
Curious Collections Bryan
Dead Wax Records Carrollton
Good Records Dallas
Cactus Music Houston
Volume Music Huntsville
County Line Records Keller
Volume Music Spring
UTAH
Lavender Vinyl Ogden
3hive Record Lounge Provo
Graywhale Taylorsville
VIRGINIA
Plan 9 Music Richmond
AFK Books & Records Virginia Beach
WASHINGTON
AU Records Richland
Easy Street Records Seattle
ABCD's All The BEST CDs, Music, Movies & Memorabilia Spokane
Recorded Memories Spokane
WEST VIRGINIA
Admiral Analog's Shepherdstown
Nail City Record Wheeling
WISCONSIN
Volta Records Greenfield
Strictly Discs Madison
Lilliput Records Milwaukee
Omen Alternative Music and Media South Milwaukee
Vinyl Vault Records Waukesha
Beat Goes On Records and More West Bend
WYOMING
Sonic Rainbow Casper
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RECORD COLLECTING WITH... BILLIE EILISH

As we get ready to add the brand new album from Billie Eilish to our collection, we asked Billie to tell us a little bit about the records in HER collection, where they came from, and what they mean to her.

HIT ME HARD AND SOFT is in record stores next Friday, May 17.
Pre-order at your favorite record store or CLICK HERE to find one!

Thanks for the show and tell, Billie!

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