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RECORD STORE DAY 2017 is Saturday, April 22nd, and the list of special releases is out! Join us and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the most important day in indie-record-store history!

RECORD STORE DAY 2017 is Saturday, April 22nd, and the list of special releases is out! Join us and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the most important day in indie-record-store history!

Unbelievable as it may seem, the date fast approaching (Saturday, April 22nd), the entire batch of collectible goodies will be here, we’ve got some in-store performance news coming up, and RECORD STORE DAY 2017 will rock once again! We are bringing y’all the swinging-est, funky-est Record Store Day ever (again). Horizon opens at 9AM for the 2017 LIMITED EDITION special RECORD STORE DAY RELEASES UNFURLING – we have got a ton of them – over 300 different selections. Some just a few copies each, some nice quantities. Its first come first served. In the interest of fairness to all: limit one per customer of a particular title – buy all you care to, but only one of each title per person. It’s insane and confusing and a lot of fun, but that’s rock n roll eh? And it will be full on all day long.

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Less then two weeks til the BIG EARS experimental and avant-garde music festival, March 24-26, in Knoxville TN. ROBYN HITCHCOCK! JOHANN JOHANNSSON! CARLA BLEY, JOAN SHELLEY! Lordy!

Less then two weeks til the BIG EARS experimental and avant-garde music festival, March 24-26, in Knoxville TN. ROBYN HITCHCOCK!  JOHANN JOHANNSSON! CARLA BLEY, JOAN SHELLEY! Lordy!

A brief word from festival co-founder and artistic director Ashley Capps: As always, we thank all of you for your amazing support and enthusiasm for our ever-expanding festival. What began as a modest passion project has steadily grown into a remarkable, internationally recognized celebration of music, art and creativity. Your passion and engagement has made that possible. Big Ears 2017 is shaping up to be an extraordinary weekend

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ODDISEE takes us on another epic hip-hop journey with “The Iceberg,” out 3/24. It’s a social, personal and political work that seeks some answers within the chaos.

ODDISEE takes us on another epic hip-hop journey with “The Iceberg,” out 3/24. It’s a social, personal and political work that seeks some answers within the chaos.

The prolific MC, producer and musician Oddisee’s new album, ”The Iceberg,” is a plea for humanity to dig deeper in search of understanding and common ground. ”The Iceberg” is a distillation of stereotypical tropes in hip-hop and beyond, 12 tracks about money, sex, politics, race and religion that appear superficial until his multi-dimensional lyrics unfurl to expose the complexities of individuality and identity: How we see ourselves and how others see us. Deeply soulful, and shot through with jazz, go-go, gospel, thick r&b and hard beats, the album is a timely, poetic statement.

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THOMAS WILLIAM HILL and VIKINGUR OLAFSSON have made new albums of classical and ambient proportions. They’re wide-screen soundscapes made for serious headphone listening.

THOMAS WILLIAM HILL and VIKINGUR OLAFSSON have made new albums of classical and ambient proportions. They’re wide-screen soundscapes made for serious headphone listening.

Recording artist and soundtrack composer Thomas William Hill will release his new album ‘Asylum For Eve’ in February 2017. Featuring new material and reworked soundtracks, the album drifts from plaintive piano-led passages to brisk chamber music and back again, tied together by the textured layering of found sounds and instruments that distinguishes Thomas’s music.

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NORMAN BLAKE returns after his Grammy-nominated “Wood, Wire & Words” album with another dose of modern American acoustic folk: Brushwood Songs & Stories, out this Friday!

NORMAN BLAKE returns after his Grammy-nominated “Wood, Wire & Words” album with another dose of modern American acoustic folk: Brushwood Songs & Stories, out this Friday!

Returning in 2016 to Lookout Mountain, Norman Blake has again recorded all-new, original Blake material written over the past two years culminating in the 19 selections of Brushwood Song & Stories. Two Instrumental rags, two spoken-word recitations, and 15

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GOV’T MULE is coming back to Greenville! Warren Haynes & Co. will be playing the Peace Center once again on Sunday, April 23rd, just in time for Record Store Day weekend!

GOV’T MULE is coming back to Greenville! Warren Haynes & Co. will be playing the Peace Center once again on Sunday, April 23rd, just in time for Record Store Day weekend!

Click “Read More” or call 864-467-3000 for ticket info! The ground-breaking Southern-psyche-blues-rockers Gov’t Mule are headed back to the Upstate. We’re stoked. They’ll be playing the Peace Center on April 23rd, fresh off the Wanee Festival and just in time for Record Store Day weekend. get ready for some endless boogie. Oh yeah! Mr. Warren has hinted that a new Mule album is nearly done and might even be out in time for the show, but even if it isn’t, your friendly neighborhood Horizon Records has Mule titles galore on CD & LP!

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GILLIAN WELCH celebrates the 20th anniversary of her first album with Boots No. 1, out now! It’s a fascinating look behind-the-scenes of a stunning debut.

GILLIAN WELCH celebrates the 20th anniversary of her first album with Boots No. 1, out now! It’s a fascinating look behind-the-scenes of a stunning debut.

To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Gillian Welch’s landmark debut album, Revival, Acony Records proudly presents Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg. Personally curated and produced by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings and mined from their extensive vault of analog tape recordings, this beautiful collection is essential listening for Gillian Welch fans and music […]

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Guitar wizard HARVEY MANDEL’s fantastic new album “SNAKE PIT” is out now on CD & vinyl courtesy of TOMPKINS SQUARE RECORDS! String-bender supreme!

Guitar wizard HARVEY MANDEL’s fantastic new album “SNAKE PIT” is out now on CD & vinyl courtesy of TOMPKINS SQUARE RECORDS! String-bender supreme!

Harvey’s fifteenth studio LP and his first widely distributed album in 20 years, Snake Pit was recorded in two days at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA. Harvey teamed with fellow Chicago-based musicians Ben Boye (keys), Ryan Jewell (drums), Brian Sulpizio (guitar), and Anton Hatwich (bass), who have all played with singer/songwriter Ryley Walker, among their many other musical pursuits. Harvey and the band had not met previously, nor had they rehearsed. He played snippets of song ideas for the band on his iPhone, and then they would lay down a track in one or two takes. Hard to believe when you hear the album, but that’s exactly how it went down. Minimal overdubs with strings and percussion were added, but mostly what you hear is what happened spontaneously in the studio. The album contains six new original compositions by Mandel and two revisited songs : “Baby Batter” from his 1971 Janus LP of the same name, and “Before Six” by Larry Frazier, which appears on his first album, Cristo Redentor.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you for making Black Friday 2016 our biggest yet. We’re humbled, thrilled and grateful.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for making Black Friday 2016 our biggest yet. We’re humbled, thrilled and grateful.

One more Black Friday has come and gone and we couldn’t be more thrilled about how the 2016 edition went. We greeted an army of music lovers at 9am, they swarmed the place looking for various quantities of LP’s, 10” collectible picture sleeve singles, box sets, and CDs. The Bohemian Café was here all day with us to fortify you with coffee and other independent-retail-shopping nourishment, and in the end, it was the best Black Friday Horizon Records has had, and we love each and every one of you who came in and had some good times in ye olde record store as we kicked off the Holiday Season.

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AZIZA is a new project led by uber-bassist DAVE HOLLAND. Their debut album comes out this Friday. We are happy!

AZIZA is a new project led by uber-bassist DAVE HOLLAND. Their debut album comes out this Friday. We are happy!

Aziza is in-stock now on CD at Horizon Records. The vinyl LP is out 10/28! The sheer range of talent and commitment that exudes from the newly minted quartet called Aziza is positively mouthwatering. Chris Potter is one of the most assured saxophonists on the planet; Lionel Loueke’s blend of contemporary guitar sounds with echoes of the […]

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