Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The cold round truth.

There may be the notion that we record store clerks spend every day knee deep in rare and wonderous vinyl... but here is a peek at what about 75% of the collections people bring in look like:

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Almost Summer.

Hey all.

As some of you eagle-eyed folks may have noticed the site has been lacking in regular updates since Springtime. Many apologies.

Rather than do a catch up megapost I thought I'd just mention a few highlights that have been making us smile in the store the last couple of months.

As well the long-running format of just posting new arrivals wasn't really what I'd had in mind when I started the page. Always meant to have more commentary and spotlights and complaints and epiphanies but that didn't really happen. So let's give it another go, shall we?

First up the big noise albums over the last few months:

Burning Hell - Baby (Weekwerk)

Japandroids - Post Nothing (Unfamiliar)

Akron/Family - Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free (Dead Oceans)

Pink Mountaintops - Outside Love (Jagjaguwar)

Dog Day - Concentration (Outside)

Apostle of Hustle
- Eats Darkness (Arts & Crafts)

Grizzly Bear - Veckamitest (Warp)

Dirty Projectors
- Bitte Orca (Domino)

Hayden - Place Where We Lived (Hardwood)

Sorry no new video yet.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Upcoming Townes Van Zandt Tribute Night

Backstreet Saint John presents: "For The Sake Of The Song"

The tribute to the late Townes Van Zandt will be at Backstreet Records Friday, June 19 with a dozen musical guest to be announced shortly. Steve Earle just released his tribute "Townes" (BUY it!) - we consider TVZ to be one of the best songwriters of all time! We will also be showing the documentary film about Townes entitled "Be Here to Love Me" which is brilliant i might add.Check out www.townesvanzandt.com to learn more about the myth, the man, the legend that is Townes! Refreshments and Popcorn will be served!

'Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that" -Steve Earle

The Music is Alive!

For further information call Backstreet Records at 506-693-9425