Updated Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Grimey's Record Store Day Spectacular!

Here it is, folks! Record Store Day is right around the corner and everything is falling nicely into place. The exclusive releases are arriving by the pallet (we've been posting unboxing photos on the twitters if you care to follow along). Once again the list of officially-sanctioned RSD releases is here
In addition to all that's been announced thus far, we have one more band to add to our back lot concert lineup: APACHE RELAY! Hot off their performance at the sold out Lightning 100 block party, Apache Relay also have a brand new self-titled album out next Tuesday, April 22, and it will be available on Record Store Day at Grimey's! 
We also add Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream and a new food truck called Street Provisions (Wesley Walker from Rolf & Daughters and Pinewood Social) to our edibles selection, joining Smoke Et AlCrankees Pizzeria and Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co. Our Frothy Monkey coffee kiosk at Grimey's Too will also be open early to serve coffee and breakfast to those in the line for RSD exclusives and The Basement will have a nice selection of locally-brewed beers on tap and a full bar.
The analog doods from Welcome To 1979, Nashville's retro, all analog recording studio, in conjunction with United Record Pressing will be playing the master tapes from the "Upstairs At United" record series.  Two of the titles are being released on Record Store Day, The Cults and Bobby Rush.  This is your chance to hear the whole series from the original master tapes, played from a vintage analog tape machine! Stop by their booth to talk about all things recording and anything vinyl! The fine folks at Do615 will be on site as well offering prizes and info about all the haps going down around town. There will be prizes, concert ticket giveaways and all kinds of fun.
Here is the lineup for live music on Record Store Day 2014 at Grimey's:
11:30 - The Lower Caves
12:00 - DJB
12:15 - The Secret Sisters
12:45 - Record Wranglers DJ set
1:30 - Record Wranglers DJ set
1:45 - John Oates
2:15 - D~Funk DJ set
2:30 - Promised Land Sound
3:00 - DJRC set
3:15 - PUJOL
3:45 - Elise from Stone Fox DJ set
4:00 - Bully
4:30 - Elise Tyler from Stone Fox DJ set
4:45 - Ranch Ghost
5:15 - Geezus DJ set
5:30 - Majestico
6:00 - Geezus Dj set
6:15 - The Apache Relay  
All live performances are free and open to the public. *To get in the line to meet NEEDTOBREATHE you will need to purchase their new album "Rivers In The Wasteland" on vinyl or CD at Grimey's. We have plenty of stock on hand.
We've got a fantastic day planned for y'all. Come on out and join in the fun. The store is well-stocked, we'll have all of the officially-sanctioned Record Store Day releases and then some. All RSD titles are first-come, first-served and limited to one per person. We'll also have a killer selection of super cheap records & CDs in our usual sidewalk sale. We'd love to see you this Saturday!
In the interim, we have some nice new releases out today including new ones from The Afghan Whigs, Thee Oh Sees, Bobby Bare Jr's Young Criminal's Starvation League, Rodney Crowell, The Secret Sisters, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Courtney Barnett, Nashville's own AJ & The Jiggawatts, Marty Stuart and tons more; the new single from The Black Keys, a deluxe reissue of Nas' "Illmatic", the super limited, deluxe vinyl reissue box set of Slint's "Spiderland" and more, all detailed below.
And as if all that free live music this Saturday wasn't enough, we have added The Whigs to the in-store calendar for a performance next Monday, April 21st, the day before their new album lands. And we also have a special improv performance from Nashville Electric the next day, on April 22. See all upcoming in-stores below.

Thanks for reading and for supporting your local record store.  We're here for you. 

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In-Stores are all free and all ages, always. Come rock with us. 

MAC DEMARCO - Wednesday, April 16th @ 6PM
Montreal native Mac Demarco is ready to release his 2nd full-length "Salad Days" (out April 1). Gone are the Rocky Horror pantomimes, the sleazy radio promo skits, the gnomic pronouncements about "European Vegas." In their wake is a thematically tight, formally slender album full of sun-dappled songs about frittering youth away and being mostly okay with it. His core sound - an amiably loping, obscurely funky jangle, The Kinks as filtered through Kurt Vile or Bradford Cox - remains however. Join us for an intimate set in the record store before Demarco performs later in the evening at the Exit/In.
Mac Demarco on Facebook

Record Store Day! - Saturday, April 19th 10am-8pm
Can you believe it?!?! It's that most magical of all holidaze - Record Store Day! We're busy as worker bees checking in tons of amazingly cool, limited edish vinyl records. Check The List to see what choice vinyl nuggets you'll be jonesin' for. We're planning our usual wiz-bang all-day shindig with bands in the back parking lot, food trucks, DJs, local vendors and such. It's going to be a glorious day so please go ahead and save it on your calendar and make plans to join us for a kick-ass celebration of the community-minded independent record store! Bands confirmed: Needtobreathe! Promised Land Sound! Ranch Ghost! Bully! PUJOL! John Oates! Secret Sisters! Majestico! Lower Caves! The Apache Relay! Food vendors: Frothy Monkey, Smoke Et Al, Crankees Pizzeria, Street Provisions, Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream, Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co. Beers and full bar in The Basement. Do615 and Welcome To 1979. Sidewalk sale with ridiculous bargains on cheap vinyl & CDs. Can your heart stand it?!?!

The WHIGS - Monday, April 21st @ 6PM
For their fifth album, the Athens-bred/Nashville-based power trio the Whigs wanted to find the exact midpoint between raw and rehearsed. After more than a decade together during which they've released four critically lauded studio albums and toured constantly as either headliners or openers for the likes of the Drive-By Truckers, Kings of Leon, and MGMT the three members all agreed that they wanted to flex their muscles a bit: write some good songs, get them down as tight as possible, hit, and tear shit up. The new album is called "Modern Creation" and it drops on April 22nd. We'll have The Whigs for a free, all-ages in-store performance the day prior so you can be the first to snag their new CD. Vinyl will be released on May 19.
The Whigs website

NASHVILLE ELECTRIC - Tuesday, April 22nd @ 6PM
Nashville is a town of musicians of all stripes and many talents, some of whom simply go where the music takes them, stubbornly rejecting the notion they must belong to a single genre. One fine spring day in 2013 this led four well known musicians and one budding noisemaker, all fierce proponents of improv, to assemble and record the debut album of Nashville Electric. The lineup of Nashville Electric boasts two classically trained musicians with worldwide concert experience: electric violinist Tracy Silverman and piano virtuoso Thollem McDonas; two Nashville musicians more commonly associated conventional rock bands: Ryan Norris (Lambchop, Hands Off Cuba, Coupler) and singer/songwriter/producer Ed Pettersen; and one talented experimental musician they ran into at the Big Ears Festival: Dylan Simon (James Thoth, Wymond Miles, Jandek). The music of Nashville Electric is based on multiple synthesizers and keyboards with flawless interplay from the electric violin and numerous guitar effects. The delicacy and finesse of the performances are astonishing and are fully-captured on the recording which will be for sale at Grimey's during this performance.
Nashville Electric on bandcamp
Nashville Electric on soundcloud

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DENNEY & The JETS - Saturday, April 26th @ 5PM
Denney & the Jets have a brand new album out on Burger Records called "Mexican Coke". We'll celebrate with a live in-store performance at Grimey's on April 26 and, since it's a Saturday and during BEER:30, we'll have free beer for those 21+!
Denney & The Jets website

WILLIE WATSON - Tuesday, May 6th @ 6PM
Acony Records proudly presents "Folk Singer Vol. 1", the debut solo album from Willie Watson (Old Crow Medicine Show, Dave Rawlings Machine). Produced by David Rawlings, the album features ten folk songs, from standards to obscure gems. A true solo album in every sense, hearing Watson's skillful and subtle banjo and guitar accompaniments and soaring vocals unadorned for the first time is a revelation. Willie will perform an intimate set at Grimey's on the day his new album is released!
Willie Watson website

JUSTIN CURRIE - Monday, May 12th @ 6PM
Former lead singer of Del Amitri, Justin Currie is out on the road in support of his new solo album "Lower Reaches", out 4/15 on Compass Records. Justin will join us for an in-store performance on May 12.
Justin Currie website

The 1975 - Thursday, May 15th @ 6PM
One of the hottest new bands on the scene today, The 1975 (from Manchester in the UK) will be in town on May 15th for a sold out show at Marathon Music Works. We will offer a chance to see the band perform a stripped-down acoustic set earlier in the evening with a meet & greet/signing to follow. The performance is free and first-come, first-served but you will need to purchase the album "The 1975" on vinyl or CD from Grimey's to get in the line to meet the band.
The 1975 website

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Stuff You Can Win!
Here's the latest enter-to-win goodies at the Grimey's. Just come down to the store and throw your name into the hat. You can't win if you don't enter.

Tycho - Enter to win a test pressing of the new Tycho LP "Awake" out now on Ghosty Int'l!
Owls - Enter to Win a colored vinyl version of Owls new album "Two" 
• Pantera - Enter to Win a Pantera "Far From Driven" 20th Anniversary edition 2xCD, an XL T-shirt & a poster 
Linda Perhacs - Enter to win a signed, colored vinyl copy of Linda Perhacs' new LP "The Soul Of All Natural Things" on Asthmatic Kitty.
Morrissey - Enter to win a Morrissey "Your Arsenal" Prize Pack including a copy of the "Your Arsenal" CD/DVD reissue as well as both 7" & 12" versions of the "Satellite Of Love" single. 
Beck - We're giving away a copy of Beck's Song Reader, in celebration of his new album "Morning Phase" out now on Capital Records.  Stop by for your chance to win! 
Broken Bells - Enter to win a rare, limited edition test pressing of Broken Bells "After The Disco" LP.
Billie Joe + Norah - Enter to win a Foreverly prize pack, featuring a copy of Billie Joe & Norah Jones' "Foreverly" LP & cassette, a "Foreverly" poster and an Everly Brothers compilation CD.
Otis & Aretha - The King & Queen of Soul! - Enter to win a copy of the brand new Otis Redding 4 CD compilation "King of Soul", Aretha Franklin's new "Queen of Soul" 4 CD set & an Aretha & Otis tote bag!
Damien Jurado - Enter to win a signed vinyl test pressing of Damien Jurado's new album "Brothers & Sisters Of The Eternal Son"!
Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orch - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra on Friday, April 18th at Exit/In.
Local Natives - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Local Natives on Wednesday, April 30th at The Ryman Auditorium
Dandy Warhols - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see The Dandy Warhols with The Warlocks on monday, May 5th at Mercy Lounge.
Tokyo Police Club - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Tokyo Police Club on Friday, May 9th at Mercy Lounge.
Portugal. The Man - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Portugal. The Man on Friday, May 16th at The Cannery Ballroom.
The Kills - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see The Kills on May 30th at the Cannery Ballroom.
Black Lips - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Black Lips on Thursday, July 17th at Exit/In.

Free Stuff!

This stuff is just plain FREE, with purchase naturally...

Saintseneca - Free 7" w/ purchase of "Dark Arc" on vinyl or CD  
Manchester Orchestra - Free 7" w/ purchase of "Cope" on vinyl or CD
Band of Skulls - Free poster w/ purchase of "Himalayan" on vinyl or CD
Cloud Nothings - Free slipmat, button & poster w/ purchase of "Here & Nowhere Else" on vinyl or CD
Ronnie James Dio Tribute - Free poster w/ purchase of "This is Your Life" on CD
S. Carey - Free 7" & poster w/ purchase of "Range of Light" on vinyl or CD
Elbow - Free poster w/ purchase of "The Take Off and Landing of Everything" on vinyl or CD  
Johnny Cash - Free poster w/ purchase of "Out Among the Stars" on vinyl or CD  
Liars - Free poster w/ purchase of "Mess" on vinyl or CD  
Dex Romweber Duo - Free poster w/ purchase of "Images 13" on vinyl or CD  
The Coathangers - Free poster w/ purchase of "Suck My Shirt" on vinyl or CD
Sisyphus - Free poster w/ purchase of "Sisyphus" on vinyl or CD
The Strypes - Free CD EP w/ purchase of "Snapshot" on CD 
Band Of Horses - Free signed (yep autographed by the whole band) poster and coozie with purchase of "Acoustic At The Ryman" on vinyl or CD. Vinyl is being repressed but you can put in for a special order and get your koozie & poster!
The Notwist - Free lithograph & sticker w/ purchase of "Close to the Glass" on vinyl or CD
The Fray - Free lithograph w/ purchase of "Helios" on vinyl or CD
Tinariwen - Free poster w/ purchase of "Emmaar" on vinyl or CD 
Neil Finn - Free lithograph w/ purchase of "Dizzy Heights" on vinyl or CD
Fanfarlo - Free CD EP w/ purchase of "Let's Go Extinct" on vinyl or CD
Hospitality - Free button & poster w/ purchase of "Trouble" on vinyl or CD
The Beatles - Free poster & tote bag w/ purchase of "U.S. Albums" box or individual albums on CD  
Young the Giant - Free tote bag w/ purchase of "Mind Over Matter" on vinyl or CD
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Free 7" w/ purchase of "Give the People What They Want" on vinyl or CD 
James Vincent McMorrow - Free poster w/ purchase of "Post Tropical" on vinyl or CD  
Lee Hazlewood - Free poster w/ purchase of "There's a Dream I've Been Saving" box on CD 
Tim Kasher - Free TK Demos CD, sticker and flat w/ purchase of "Adult Film" on vinyl or CD  
Jake Bugg - Free button w/ purchase of "Shangri La" on vinyl or CD
The Head & the Heart - Free postcard, sticker & poster w/ purchase of "Let's Be Still" on vinyl or CD
Tristen - Free poster w/ purchase of "Caves" on vinyl or CD 
Cage The Elephant - Free 7" single w/ purchase of "Melophobia" on vinyl or CD
Quasi - Free CD EP w/ purchase of "Mole City" on CD 
Austin Lucas - Free 7" single w/ purchase of "Stay Reckless" on CD 

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Hitting The Racks
Here's your weekly rundown of the new release goodness.

NEEDTOBREATHE - Rivers In The Wasteland CD/LP (Atlantic) 
Rivers In The Wasteland is the follow up to their acclaimed album The Reckoning, which saw the band spend over two years on the road in support of a collection of anthemic rock that caught the attention of The New York Times, NPR, Entertainment Weekly and USA Today. Buy the LP or CD at Grimey's and you'll receive a wristband to meet Needtobreathe after they perform here this Saturday for Record Store Day!
The Afghan Whigs - Do To The Beast CD/2xLP+MP3 (Sub Pop) 
Do To The Beast is the first new album by The Afghan Whigs in over a decade and a half. Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1988, the band has long stood out from its peers, with their savage blend of hard rock, classic soul, and frontman Greg Dulli's searing angst and obsessions. (Double-vinyl version plays at 45 rpm for maximum fidelity)

Thee Oh Sees - Drop CD/LP (Castle Face) 
Drop was recorded in a banana-ripening warehouse (no joke) with hair-farming studio warlock Chris Woodhouse playing drums; it's also graced with the presence of talented gurus Mikal Cronin, Greer McGettrick and Casafis adding horns and vocals. The result pushes the familiar polarities of the group farther outward than ever before.

Bobby Bare Jr's Young Criminals' Starvation League - Undefeated CD/LP (Bloodshot) 
Undefeated is an album of distinct balance, but with raw and varied textures. "North Of Alabama By Mornin'" leads with a murky, palm-muted electric guitar and striding, crunchy organ backbeat; a combination that is undeniably kinetic à la Humble Pie's '70s boogie grooves and sinister and sexy, like a Southern doppelganger to Greg Dulli/The Twilight Singers. At other moments, Bobby channels his country DNA (like in the Hayes Carll co-penned "My Baby Took My Baby Away"), mirror-ball gazing '70s R&B/soul ("Undefeated"), and bright ballads from the hills and hollers of Venice Beach ("If She Cared"). From anyone else, this refusal to play it on the straight and narrow would sound cluttered and disjointed, but Bobby never breaks a sweat.

Rodney Crowell
- Tarpaper Sky CD/LP+MP3 (New West) 
Crowell has pushed the boundaries of country, folk and roots music since long before the term Americana was coined as a genre, making a name for himself and gaining respect as both a songwriter and as an artist. Tarpaper Sky would sit comfortably on the shelf right between the chart-topping fan favorite Diamonds And Dirt (1988) and Life Is Messy (1992). The album marks a reunion of the creative partnership of Crowell and musical accomplice Stuart Smith, who was an integral part of his overall sound during the late '80s.

The Secret Sisters
- Put Your Needle Down CD/LP (Republic) 
The new album from the alt-country sibling duo - produced by the iconic T Bone Burnett - marks a giant creative step forward for Laura and Lydia Rogers. The album's twelve songs - mostly written or co-written by Laura and Lydia, seamlessly blend an exciting and decidedly Southern patchwork of country, blues, Americana, folk, rock and gospel. Secret Sisters will join us for Record Store Day, performing a free set in the back lot this Saturday at 12:15pm!

Jessica Lea Mayfield - Make My Head Sing CD (ATO) 
"Kent, Ohio native Jessica Lea Mayfield matches a grunge-era deadpan with gnarly leftfield roots music in service of haunting, smoldering rock 'n' roll. She caught some extra attention thanks to her association with geographic and stylistic neighbor Dan Auerbach of Akron's Black Keys, who produced her 2011 LP Tell Me. But Mr. Ultraviolence wasn't involved in Make My Head Sing. Rather, she bunkered down in a Nashville studio with bassist/husband Jesse Newport in search of something stripped-down yet weighty." - Stereogum. Vinyl has been delayed...

AJ & The Jiggawatts - AJ & The Jiggawatts CD/LP (Ged Soul) 
Latest release from the unstoppable GED Soul stable, this eclectic combination of Nashville players capture a sound that lives comfortably in the space between funk and soul, but shares a bathroom with rock & roll.

Courtney Barnett - The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas CD/LP (Mom + Pop) 
"Courtney Barnett makes jangly, rumpled indie-rock in the vein of Pavement or early Dylan: Wordy, wry, and anchored by the kind of poetic clarity you can only get from looking at the world askew." - Rolling Stone

Ingrid Michaelson - Lights Out CD/2xLP (Downtown) 
The singer/songwriter is back with her fifth studio album, which is available on CD and on red vinyl. "The last year has been one of the most challenging of my life," said Michaelson. "This album is a reflection of all of that. It's about being pushed to your limits and looking for help from something other than yourself. It's about letting go and being alright with that, accepting that. I collaborated with many different writers and producers but, ironically, I believe this is the most personal record I've made.

The Both - The Both CD (Superego) 
The Both is Aimee Mann and Ted Leo. Building on a friendship forged while they were on tour together last year, it was Leo's solo sets that piqued Mann's interest in getting on stage with him and writing music together. Of the project, Mann notes, "Honestly, I feel like for the first time, I'm part of a rock band." Vinyl version due April 29.

Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives - The Gospel Music Of Marty Stuart CD (Gaither Music Group) 
Five-time Grammy winner and platinum recording artist Marty Stuart lends his warm, familiar sound to some of his favorite gospel classics on this new collection

Dan Wilson - Love Without Fear CD (Ballroom Music, LLC) 
New album from the acclaimed singer/songwriter and former Semisonic/Trip Shakespeare member. In recent years, Dan has become a highly sought-after songwriting collaborator and producer. He has worked with a diverse group of artists including Adele, Dixie Chicks, John Legend, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Taylor Swift, Jim James, P!nk, Dierks Bentley, Nas, Josh Groban, Weezer, Carole King, and many others. Dan notably contributed three songs to Adele's album, 21, including the hit "Someone Like You," which he also produced. Love Without Fear is available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Limited Deluxe hardback book edition includes four bonus tracks plus a 24-page book with artwork and lyrics.
The Birds Of Satan - The Birds Of Satan CD/LP+MP3 (Shanabelle) 
Debut album from the new band formed by The Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins, with guest appearance by Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, and others.

Justin Currie - Lower Reaches CD (Compass) 
Best known as the vocalist of Scottish Rock Band Del Amitri, Justin Currie releases his third solo album. Catch Justin when he performs for free at Grimey's on May 12 at 6pm!

Justin Nozuka - Ulysses CD (Glassnote) 
New album from acclaimed Canadian singer/songwriter. Nozuka's music is a soulful blend of R&B and pensive singer/songwriter folk that recalls both Nick Drake and Lauryn Hill.

Chet Faker - Built On Glass CD/LP (Downtown) 
Debut full-length release for the Australian producer/singer/songwriter Nick Murphy. "Built On Glass is very much the culmination of Faker's disparate influences, showcasing his broken, downtempo soul at its finest." - This Is Fake DIY

Gord Downie, The Sadies And The Conquering Sun - Gord Downie, The Sadies And The Conquering Sun CD/LP (Arts & Crafts) 
Downie (Tragically Hip) intones poetry of promise in his signature wail, blended with the fierce intuition of The Sadies' searing guitars and rollicking rhythms.

Woods - With Light And With Love CD/LP/Cassette (Woodsist) 
"Woods' brand of pop shamanism has undergone several gradual transformations over their past few albums, but on With Light and With Love, the tinkering reveals an expanded sonic palette that includes singing saw, heavier emphasis on percussion, and a saloon piano that sounds like it was rescued from a flooded basement. Distinct from both the stoned volk of their earliest recordings and the kraut-y dalliances of more recent fare, With Light and With Love showcases a more sophisticated brand of contemporary drug music that owes more to Magical Mystery Tour than motorik." - James Toth

Horse Thief - Fear In Bliss CD/LP (Bella Union) 
Newest signing to UK's esteemed Bella Union label-home to Fleet Foxes and Beach House-is the Oklahoma band Horse Thief, a five-piece which also happens to share a few traits with both of those particular label-mates. In their glowing 8/10 review, UK music blog The 405 described them as a "very American brand of psych-folk" but also noted "distinct Smiths and The Cure guitar jangles."

Chuck E. Weiss - Red Beans And Weiss CD/LP+CD (Anti) 
Chuck E. Weiss grew up in Denver and so impressed blues legends Lightnin' Hopkins and Willie Dixon as a teenager that they took him out in their road bands. He has recorded with Tom Waits, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Roger Miller, Dr. John and Willie Dixon. Executive produced by Johnny Depp and Tom Waits. Red Beans And Weiss blends blues, barrelhouse, and bluster into a highly entertaining whole.

Cloud Cult - Unplug CD (Rebel Group) 
Cloud Cult has always followed an eco-friendly path, with band leader Craig Minowa running operations from his organic farm (initially in Minnesota, and now in rural Wisconsin) and using recycled materials for their CDs and a biodiesel van for touring. So the band's new acoustic album, Unplug, feels like a natural step for a group accustomed to doing things the natural way.

Plague Vendor - Free To Eat CD/LP (Epitaph) 
Plague Vendor are from Whittier, CA. They make music in a primitive line that goes back to Iggy and the Stooges, runs through the Cramps, Jesus Lizard, and the Pixies, and manifests most recently in bands like Fidlar and Together Pangea.
Polock - Rising Up CD (Nacional) 
Rising Up is the second album from Polock, a young indie rock buzz band renowned for their heart-warming English-language lyrics and undeniably catchy choruses. They have become an underground sensation on the blogosphere, celebrated by critics and loved by fans of Phoenix and The Strokes.

Emerson Hart - Beauty In Disrepair CD (BMG Rights Management) 
New solo album from the Tonic frontman. His first solo album in over six years, Beauty In Disrepair touches on loss but also the beauty of rebirth, newfound love, family and staring a clean slate. It is the follow-up to 2007's Cigarettes & Gasoline and features the single ''The Best That I Can Give.''

Ian Anderson - Homo Erraticus CD (K-Scope) 
The 2014 conceptual masterclass from Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson reunites him with Thick As A Brick lyricist Gerald Bostock for the first time since 1972. Homo Erraticus is a wonderfully ambitious fusion of folk, rock and metal stylings. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a bonus DVD. Vinyl version due April 30.

Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta CD (Tuff Going) 
With his recent Grammy win for Best Reggae Album (Ziggy Marley In Concert), Ziggy Marley is back with his fifth studio album, Fly Rasta. Produced by Ziggy Marley with additional production by Dave Cooley with contributions by The Melody Makers. Vinyl version due April 29.

Duck Sauce - Quack CD (Fool's Gold) 
A-Trak and Armand Van Helden first splashed on the scene as Duck Sauce with the breakout hit "aNYway." Quack is their highly-anticipated full length studio debut.

Pharoahe Monch - PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder CD (W.A.R. Media LLC) 
With his fourth solo LP Pharoahe Monch re-emerges with a new concept project that finds the ground-breaking emcee tackling PTSD. Throughout the duration of the LP, Monch narrates as an independent artist weary from the war against the industry machine and through the struggle of the black male experience in America.
Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell - Check 'Em Before You Wreck 'Em! CD (Rise Above) 
The Shovell somehow carry on the lineage of the truly golden age of British heavy rock whose dog sh!t stained road was paved by the likes of Budgie, Sabbath, early Motörhead, Quo, Lizzy, The Groundhogs, Stray etc. Chuck in a healthy chunk of US and Aussie proto metallurgists Sir Lord Baltimore, Dust, Bang, The Litter and Buffalo, as well as a healthy Vertigo 'Swirl' of dew picked mushrooms bad trip psych. Vinyl version due May 13.

Oath - Oath CD (Rise Above) 
Debut album of heavy metal sorcery. Vinyl version due May 13.

Impetuous Ritual - Unholy Congregation Of Hypocritical Ambivalence CD (Profound Lore) 
In their brief career, Australia's Impetuous Ritual has already been recognized as one of the mightiest death metal entities in the underground today, alongside such likeminded acts as Portal (with whom Impetuous Ritual shares two members) and Mitochondrion.

Cult Leader - Nothing For Us Here CD/LP (Deathwish Inc.) 
Nothing For Us Here is a complex crusher as you would expect. Brilliantly heavy, technical musicianship complimented by Anthony Lucero's newfound brutal vocal delivery (previously he played bass in Gaza). All of it coming together as an unconventional tangle of metal/hardcore/punk wreckage.
The Black Keys - Fever / Turn Blue CD (Nonesuch)
Two brand new songs from The Black Keys' upcoming album "Turn Blue", due out May 13. Single includes a coupon good for $2 off the album so basically this sucker is free!

Nas - Illmatic XX 2xCD/2xLP+MP3 (Legacy) 
Expanded 20th anniversary edition features new liner notes by longtime friend, Sacha Jenkins (Ego Trip), previously unseen and rare photographs, and a personal note from Nas. Bonus discs of both formats feature 10 rare remixes, demos and freestyles from the era.

Black Sabbath - Complete Albums Box 1970-1978 8xCD (WB) 
The original quartet's groundbreaking eight-album run. Presented in a clamshell box, the set contains all of the studio albums recorded for Warner Bros., including their iconic, eponymous debut (1970), the multi-platinum landmark Paranoid (1970), the platinum albums Master Of Reality (1971), Vol. 4 (1972), and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973), as well as the gold albums Sabotage (1975), Technical Ecstasy (1976), and Never Say Die! (1978).


Slint - Spiderland [Reissue] 3xLP+2xCD+DVD+Book (Touch & Go) 
Remastered from the original analog master tapes by Bob Weston with 14 previously unreleased outtakes and demos, all in a 3xHQ-180gm vinyl set. Includes a 104-page book with over 100 never-before-seen photos documenting their entire history, as well as lyrics to the songs on Spiderland, and a foreword written by Will Oldham. Also includes two CDs featuring the remastered album plus a disc bonus songs, and Breadcrumb Trail, a 90-minute DVD documentary about Slint and the making of Spiderland, directed by Lance Bangs. Hand numbered limited edition of 3,138.
AC/DC - Ballbreaker [Reissue/1995] LP (Legacy) 
AC/DC - Stiff Upper Lip [Reissue/2000] (Legacy) 
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues. "[AC/DC's] comeback culminated in the Rick Rubin-produced Ballbreaker. [Stiff Upper Lip] is a simple, addictive, hard album, bursting with bold riffs and bolstered by a crunching, thrillingly visceral sound." -- AllMusic

Steven Wilson - Cover Version LP (K-Scope) 
This vinyl-only LP collects all the material issued on the limited edition Cover Version singles series released between 2003-2010. The 12 tracks comprise six Steven Wilson originals and six covers and provide an essential insight into both Wilson's musical taste and his evolution as a solo artist.

Dan Croll - Sweet Disarray LP (Capitol) 
Recently released on CD - now available on vinyl. Dan Croll is a fabulous new solo artist with enough facets for a whole band. He's the electro boy with links to the folk scene a multi-instrumentalist whose songwriting prowess has impressed everyone from former Beatles to legends in the world of fashion and design. Half troubadour, half techno whiz, Dan is a latter-day Beck, and the missing link between Jake Bugg and Joe Mount.

Shocking Pinks - Guilt Mirrors LP+MP3 (Stars And Letters) 
Recorded shortly after the 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Shocking Pink's hometown (Christchurch, NZ), the songs recorded during this time were some of his most desperate, conceived as an attempt of self-therapy. Guilt Mirrors is a sprawling, haunting, and at times violent and alienating trilogy, that is much less a curated "album" than it is a personal mix tape. Color vinyl.

Mountain - The Best Of Mountain [Reissue/1973] LP (Friday Music) 
For the first time on vinyl in decades, and pressed on HQ-180gm audiophile vinyl. Featuring smashes like "Mississippi Queen" and "Nantucket Sleighride," this collection also includes the rare LP edit version of "Roll Over Beethoven."

Toxic Holocaust - Hell On Earth [Reissue/2003] LP (Relapse) 
Toxic Holocaust - Evil Never Dies [Reissue/2005] LP (Relapse) 
Vinyl reissues of the punk-infected death metal band's first two releases.


Billy Bragg - Live At The Union Chapel London DVD+CD (Cooking Vinyl) 
On Wednesday June 5, 2013 Billy Bragg played a very special show at The Union Chapel in London, featuring songs from his 2013 album Tooth & Nail as well as classics from his back catalogue.  

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10% DISCOUNT on Preloved Merchandise EVERY Monday!
To paraphrase Booker T. & The MG's, Times Is Tight. We know. We're feeling it too. So to help you out and, hopefully, to help us out, we'd like to try a new concept - the weekly discount. We're going to start by offering a 10% discount on ALL PRELOVED MERCHANDISE (i.e. used stuff) every Monday from open to close. Come in on Mondays and everything in the store that's preloved (ahem, used) will be 10% OFF, every Monday (excluding dollar LPs and CDs under $5). If this works, we may apply the concept to other items on other days.

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The Indie Underground Hour on WRLT w/ Doyle from Grimey's New & Preloved Music
Mondays from 9-10pm CST on WRLT/Lightning 100, Nashville's Independent Radio, www.lightning100.com

Indie Underground Hour 4-14-14

The Black Keys - Turn Blue (Turn Blue, Nonesuch)
Nikki Lane - Seein' Double (All Or Nothin', New West)
Denney & The Jets - Water To Wine (Mexican Coke, Burger)
Jessica Lea Mayfield - I Wanna Love You (Make My Head Sing, ATO)
Spanish Gold - Out On The Street (South Of Nowhere, BMG)
The Afghan Whigs - The Lottery (Do To The Beast, Sub Pop)
Band Of Horses - No One's Gonna Love You (Acoustic At The Ryman, Brown Records)
Paul Thorn - Doctor My Eyes (Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne, Music Roads)
Rodney Crowell - Fever On The Bayou (Tarpaper Sky, New West)
Carlene Carter - Little Black Train (Carter Girl, Rounder)
Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks - Little Fang (Enter The Slasher House, Domino)
Pure X - Valley Of Tears (Angel, Fat Possum)
Wild Ones - Golden Twin (Keep It Safe, Top Shelf Records) 

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Tickets, We Have Advance Tickets!
Grimey's offers advance tickets to shows. Ticket sales are CASH ONLY. Check the tickets list now online at the Grimey's website.

What's Happening This Week at The BASEMENT?
Check this week's schedule at the Basement's website.

What's rockin' on the toob this week? Listings marked with an asterisk (*) are re-runs.
most of the late night shows are in re-runs this week due to Easter break. with all of the Record Store Day planning on my plate this week, I'm going to punt on the TV shows. new listings will return next week. check local listings to see who's rockin' the toob this week.

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G.I.F.T. U.P.
Grimey's Incredibly Fantastic Trade-in of Unwanted Presents*

In case you didn't know, we do this goofy thing where we will trade you a happy Grimey's Gift Certificate for one of the crappy ones you got for whatever occasion from some unknowing, but well-meaning, relative or friend. We actually do this gift card exchange thing all through the year because we don't stop caring about you once December ends, but I only bring it up now because it's, you know, that time of year when people are in a gift-giving frenzy but are short on time/energy/ideas, etc. While Grimey's can't do anything about that sweater with reindeers on it or that smelly candle in the shape of an evergreen or those tins of stale nougat, we can help with those unwanted corporate gift cards*.

If you've received some corporate gift cards* that you don't want, stop by the store and we'll take them and turn them into something you can use -- a GRIMEY'S GIFT CERTIFICATE. (One of our awesome gift certs will be issued for an amount equal to the current value of the competitor's gift card upon verification.) Just bring your unwanted gift card to the front counter before you start shopping, and we'll have a Grimey's gift cert (or store credit) waiting for you when you're ready to check out.

* Yes, of course, there's a catch or three. (1a) The gift card must be from a chain competitor (i.e. Best Buy, Walmart, Target) -- we don't trade on other indie stores' gift cards because we encourage you to support them too. (1b) Sorry, but we cannot accept gift cards from any retailer that has announced going out of business. That would be F.Y.E. this year. Also, the chain competitor must at least sell recorded music in physical formats. So we won't except iTunes gift cards(seriously?). (2) The gift card's value must be verifiable via phone or the internet. That means that we can only accept a competitor's gift card if it has an 800-number or website where the value of the card can be confirmed -- see the back of your card if you're not sure. (3) The competitor's gift card must not expire for at least 6 months from the date of exchange. That's it.