Saturday, August 15, 2020

Backstreet Recommends 150820

 Lots of people, pop in, dig through the "Just Arriveds" and then disappear. We're here to tell you there are lots of gems in the regular sections. Here's a playlist of ten picks currently in the used racks, all amazing, all under $20.

Friday, July 03, 2020

New Album Watch :: Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension

A new Sufjan Stevens album is always a matter of excitement, but given this first lead single, The Ascension is going to be something extra-special. Released by Asthmatic Kitty on September 25th.


Saturday, June 27, 2020

New Album Watch :: Thurston Moore - By the Fire

Thurston Moore will be 62 years old this year. Your dad is probably younger than that. But your dad probably isn't putting out an album called By the Fire this September with help on drums from his former bandmate Steve Shelley, and with bass and backing vocal by My Bloody Valentine's Debbie Googe. And the lead single from your dad's new album probably isn't called "HASHISH." So there are some differences.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Movies Movies... Movies!!

Anyone who's shopped and/or talked with us here at Backstreet knows we love movies. And they also know that our floor space is tremendously limited. So even though we have a small but mighty selection of used DVDs and Blu-rays we don't tend to invest in non-music oriented video. That said we've been approached by a movie and TV media distributor in Canada that wants to be our wholesaler for small batch orders. Below is a small sample of the types of titles they offer (Criterion, Arrow, Kino Lorber, plus some of the majors). We would be happy to do occasional orders to fill people's wantlists and go from there. Message us at backstreetrecords@gmail or on FB or IG and we will talk celluloid.


BACURAU (Blu-ray // $34.98 ///  DVD // $22.98)

BLOOD QUANTUM (Blu-ray // $32.98 /// DVD $28.98)

BRUCE LEE: HIS GREATEST HITS (Blu-ray //  $148.98)

THE CAMERAMAN (Blu-ray // $48.98 /// DVD // $36.98))

COME AND SEE (Blu-ray // $48.98 /// DVD // $36,99)

CORPUS CHRISTI  (Blu-ray // $37.98 /// DVD // $26.98)

CULT OF CHUCKY (Blu-ray + DVD Combo // $17.98)

DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE (Blu-ray //$34.98 /// DVD // $22.98)

DJANGO + TEXAS ADIOS (Blu-ray // $52.98)

FRANKENSTEIN and the MONSTER from HELL (Blu-ray // $27.98)

FRIDAY THE 13th 40th anniversary STEELBOOK (Blu-ray // $19.98)

GHOST SHIP Collector's Edition (Blu-ray // $29.98)

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Open for business!

We're back! Set up with a lovely bespoke clerk shield and gallons of bleach, we can now resume serving you, the music lover of the Greater Fredericton Area. We are operating at slightly reduced hours for the rest of May, or until we have a better sense of what traffic levels will be going forward.

We will still be selling online, both on Facebook and Instagram, as well as Discogs; providing curbside or afterhours pickup as well as local delivery where/when possible. Keep your eyes on our social media for updates as the are need.

Stay Safe! Stay Tuned!

Friday, January 31, 2020

The 1 Hundred :: Painkiller - Collected Works

Painkiller - Collected Works // Tzadik 1997 // Used CD (4 disc set)

John Zorn, Bill Laswell, and Mick Harris create a midnight dark collection of jazz, noise, world, electronic music. 4 discs cover all their studio and live work as well as a few bits of collection specific reworks. Uneasy listening at its uneasiest.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Saturday, January 11, 2020

In Case You MIssed It: Teebs

Teebs - Anicca (Brainfeeder)

Mtendere Mandowa is a Los Angeles based producer that creates genre-crossing music ranging from lovely ambient jazz drifts to head-bopping trippy hip-hop. Anicca is his fourth album and it features collaboration with Thomas Stankiewicz, Panda Bear, Sudan Archives and a few others. It's a fun and colourful blur of an album.

Friday, January 10, 2020

In Case You MIssed It: Common Holly

Common Holly - When I Say to You Black Lightning (Royal Mountain)

Montreal artist Brigitte Naggar wasn't on my radar on the end of the year when her sophomore album showed up on a few interesting best of lists. Sure enough it is a blend of intriguing folk and indie rock with a dark edge that suits the cover art. Think a kind of North country Cat Power or a less art rock version of Mega Bog and you'll have part of the picture.


Thursday, January 09, 2020

In Case You MIssed It: The Good Ones

The Good Ones - RWANDA, you should be loved

A trio of Rwanda farmers, survivors of genocide, playing traditional songs on acoustic guitar and percussion, with a few guest appearances here, including TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, Wilco's Nels Cline, Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker, and My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields. It's a soul-stirring affair, and more.