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Recommended New Releases for 3.17.17

This week’s recommended New Releases!

Real Estate  “In Mind”
  $11.99 CD / $19.99 LP  ~ MORE INFO

Spoon  “Hot Thoughts”
  $13.99 CD / $21.99 LP  ~ MORE INFO

Conor Oberst  “Salutations”
  $12.99 CD / $25.99 LP   ~ MORE INFO

Depeche Mode  “Spirit”
  $11.99 CD / $30.99 LP  ~ MORE INFO

The Creation  “Action Painting”
  $29.99 2xCD + Book / $29.99 2xLP + Book   ~ MORE INFO

The Zombies  “Odessey + Oracle” Deluxe
  $12.99 CD   ~ MORE INFO

Tedeschi Trucks Band  “Live From The Fox Oakland”
  $18.99 2xCD / $24.99 2xCD/DVD   ~ MORE INFO

Pinback  “Some Offcell Voices”
  $12.99 CD / $21.99 LP  ~ MORE INFO

ADULT.  “Detroit House Guests”
  $12.99 CD / $24.99 LP  ~ MORE

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Sometimes a great album slips under the radar.  Here are a few records we don’t want you to miss:

Sneaks “Gymnastics” – $11.99 CD / $16.99 LP
A dancey 14 minute post-punk album full of minimalist vibes that begs for repeated listens. The only instruments you will find here are a drum machine, a bass guitar, and a very light touch of synth alongside Eva Moolchan’s calm and cool vocal delivery.  Click here for more info.  ~Bobby

Magnolia Electric Co. “Trials & Errors” – $14.99 LP
This live album from dearly departed Jason Molina’s “Magnolia Electric Co.” lineup recalls the same fuzzed-out energy of prime-era Neil Young and Crazy Horse. The original vinyl pressing was limited, but Secretly Canadian got it back in print as part of their Molina reissue campaign which kicked off a couple of years ago, so catch yourself up if this slipped past you in favor of his frenzied studio output from those years. Click here for more info. ~ Chris

John Cale “Fragments Of A Rainy Season” (reissue) – 2xCD $14.99 / 2xLP 28.99
A live, solo (Cale is on piano and, occasionally, guitar) recording that highlights his best and

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Recommended New Releases for 2.10.17


David Bowie  “Diamond Dogs”, “Station To Station” and More Reissues
  $10.99 CD / $21.99 LP  ~ MORE INFO

Tinariwen  “Elwan”
  $12.99 CD / $20.99 LP  ~ MORE INFO

Gene Vincent  “The Complete Singles – A’s & B’s”
  $16.99 CD  ~ MORE INFO

Old Crow Medicine Show  “Best Of Old Crow Medicine Show”
  $10.99 CD / $23.99 LP  ~ MORE INFO

Black Joe Lewis  “Backlash”
  $11.99 CD / $18.99 LP  ~ MORE INFO

Lupe Fiasco  “Drogas Light”
  $11.99 CD / $25.99 LP  ~ MORE INFO

The Sadies  “Northern Passages”
  $13.99 CD / $22.99 LP  ~ MORE INFO

Big Star  “Complete Third – Vol. 2”
  $30.99 2xLP  ~ MORE INFO

Jesca Hoop  “Memories Are Now”
  $11.99 CD / $17.99 LP  ~ 

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MadCity Music’s Favorites of 2016

(in no particular order)
Bob MouldPatch The Sky ~ MORE INFO
The MonkeesGood Times ~ MORE INFO
Wheeler Walker Jr.Redneck Shit ~ MORE INFO
TacocatLost Time ~ MORE INFO
DescendentsHypercaffium Spazzinate ~ MORE INFO
David BowieBlackstar ~ MORE INFO
The ThermalsWe Disappear ~ MORE INFO
Drive-By TruckersAmerican Band ~ MORE INFO
The FrightnrsNothing More To Say ~ MORE INFO
A Tribe Called QuestWe Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service ~ MORE INFO

Honorable mentions:
Bun E. CarlosGreetings From Bunezuela! ~ MORE INFO
Cheap TrickBang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello ~ MORE INFO
Dinosaur Jr. – Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not ~ MORE INFO
William BellThis Is Where I Live ~ MORE INFO

David BowieBlackstar ~ MORE INFO
I like my Bowie dark and weird.

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

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Suggestions and favorites from the crew (and pals) of MadCity Music Exchange for 2015!

:::::::::::: Dave Zero ::::::::::::
In no particular order…
JD MCPherson, Let The Good Times Roll (Rounder) – excellent 50s/early 60s influenced rock’n’roll, not retro

Chasity Belt, Time To Go Home (Hardly Art) – bare bones shoegaze that rocks

Peter Case, Hwy 62 (Omnivore) an excellent storyteller and songwriter who can comment on political/social problems with hushed, soulful acoustic songs that paint a picture of people’s lives

La Luz, Weirdo Shrine (Hardly Art) – psychedelic surf drone!

The Sonics, This Is The Sonics (Re:Vox USA) – still vicious after all these years

Death, N.E.W (Tryangle Records) – Don’t call it a comeback

Kendrick Lammar, To Pimp A Butterfly (Interscope Records) – when one of the biggest albums in hip hop is this weird and experimental we all win

Jim O’Rourke, Simple Songs (Drag City) – all of his albums are gems waiting to be found

Best Coast, California Nights (Harvest) – guitar heavy power pop, from California, glamours and hip

Tommy Keene, Laughing In the Dark (Second Motion) – guitar heavy power pop, from Maryland, veteran new waver

Sweet Talk, Double Perfect (12XU) – guitar heavy power pop, from Austin, dudes

Reissues/Archival Releases:
Slim Dunlap, Old New Me/Times Like

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