Archive for the What We’re Into – Recent Interest Category

THE RACONTEURS are quite unexpectedly back in business, with a new album out now on Third Man Records, and upcoming shows in Charlotte & Columbia!

A new RACONTEURS studio record, Help Us Stranger, is in-stock now at Horizon Records on CD and vinyl LP. It’s this revered rock collective’s third studio effort and first in over a decade. Expect trademark melodies, crunchy rock grooves and ferocious riff-age.

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NEW RELEASES: OF MONSTERS & MEN, FREDDIE GIBBS & MADLIB, DELBERT MCCLINTON, SOUNDGARDEN, BILLIE EILISH & more!

Bandana, the new joint release by Freddie Gibbs and Madib, is weirder, more freewheeling, more Madlib-y than its predecessor. Gibbs remains unphased; he fields each beat like Omar Vizquel and splits it down the middle with raw charisma, torrential flows, and economic, impactful writing.

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NEW RELEASES, 7/19: THOM YORKE, FLAMING LIPS, PRINCE, LARRY SPARKS, TUXEDO & a sneak peak at some soon-to-be-released titles!

Thom Yorke describes his excellent new solo album Anima as “dystopian,” which isn’t exactly the hugest surprise in the world. With or without Radiohead, he’s spent his whole career mapping out the dystopia we’re living in—he does futuristic apocalypse the way John Fogerty does choogle.

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NEW RELEASES, 7/12: PURPLE MOUNTAINS, KHRUANGBIN, a sweet reissue from GOMEZ, RANKY TANKY, GAUCHE & more!

Long live David Berman. After shutting it all down in a 2009 message board post, the mythic musician’s project Silver Jews took on an indie cult status so strong he almost resented taking a full decade off from making music. But now he’s returned with a new name and the same dark outlook.

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NEW RELEASES, 6/28: GOV’T MULE, BLACK KEYS, a killer WOODSTOCK 50th Anniversary collection, THE TALLEST MAN IN THE WORLD, CHICK COREA & more!

Gov’t Mule celebrate their silver jubilee with Bring on the Music – Live at the Capitol Theatre. The iconic band covers many of its bases here by buffeting the blues of Blind Willie Johnson

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NEW RELEASES, 6/21: THE RACONTEURS, BUDDY & JULIE MILLER, DRIVIN’ N’ CRYIN’, FRUIT BATS, HOT CHIP, JIM LAUDERDALE and more!

Rather than stray in different directions this time, Lauderdale reunited with the team behind Time Flies, co-producer bassist Jay Weaver and GrammyAward-winning engineer David Leonard (Prince, John Mellencamp). He also stayed in the groove of writing solo and with vaunted co-writers

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NEW RELEASES, 6/14: BILL CALLAHAN, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, CALEXICO/IRON & WINE, LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES, KEB’ MO’ and more!

The California country-tinged, cinematic endeavor sees the Boss reflecting, embracing the dark corners of his mind while introducing a slew of West Coast personas and an army of strings and horns. Springsteen has long been a master of nostalgia and here he shifts his sonic touch points back to the sounds that floated through his early years,

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NEW RELEASES, 6/7: JAKE XERXES FUSSELL, DYLAN LEBLANC, BOB DYLAN, SANTANA, NEIL YOUNG, SILVERSUN PICKUPS & more!

Neil Young can be irascible at the best of times, but things were looking particularly dour when he and his band The Stray Gators rolled into Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in February 1973. Though his 1972 release Harvest was the top-selling album in America that year, Young was not in a celebratory mood.

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NEW RELEASES, 5/31: SURPRISE! It’s a new SUPERCHUNK, and *repeat repeat, RORY GALLAGHER and KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD are in the house, too!

The band that started it all, Superchunk, is back with a surprise new studio album! Acoustic Foolish is a complete re-recording of their classic 1994 album, Foolish,. Long considered to be one of their most tender & well-received albums in their storied history, the band was interested in re-exploring what the songs mean to them 25 years later.

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NEW RELEASES, 5/24: MAVIS STAPLES, FLYING LOTUS, JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE and EARTH are all in the house this week!

Over half a century after her voice was at the forefront of America’s civil rights era, Mavis Staples is still crying out for Change. The bluesy backbeat opening track of her 12th studio album confronts recent shootings in the US before she concludes, brilliantly, “What good is freedom if we haven’t learned to be free?” The former Staple Singers icon, who turns 80 in July, is in fearsome, eclectic form here.

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  • TECHNICS SL-D202 turntable
    The semi-auto SL-D202 was introduced in 1981 as the replacement of the D2 model. They continued the tradition of employing a high quality direct drive motor and great sounding tone arm. The cue control was moved to the outside of the table for easier access. This turntable has been professionally […]
  • TECHNICS SLD2 TURNTABLE w/ custom paint job
    The semi-auto SL-D2 is the workhorse of the Technics family. Time has proven this model extremely reliable due to its high-quality direct drive motor and tone arm. This unit features a unique (and very handsome) custom paint job and has been professionally inspected, refurbished, lubricated and has […]
  • Yamaha 5-disc Carousel CD Player
    Tons of programming options and 18bit digital conversion (w/ 8 X oversampling)! Heavy duty unit and professionally inspected and refurbished!     […]
  • Thorens MM 008 Pre-amplifier
    Audiophile grade phono pre-amplifier, extremely clean sound and as reliable and well-constructed as they get! High versatility and ease of use: the MM 008 phono preamplifier can be adjusted to match the tonal characteristics of your pick-up cartridge, ranging from an MM setting to three different […]
  • Technics SLDD2 Turntable
    Technics direct drive quality at an affordable price! The great thing about Technics is they made quality affordable tables that were never “cheap”. This semi-auto SL-DD2 is one of the easiest turntables to operate. Simply move the tone arm over to start the record! This turntable has been […]
  • Technics SLD20 Turntable
    The semi-auto SL-D20 was the most popular of the p-mount turntables. They are ultra-reliable and feature a high-quality direct drive motor. This table has been thoroughly tested and is operating at 100%! Has been fitted with a like new audio technical stylus, Plug and play!       […]
  • Onkyo TX SR 876 Receiver
    Modern AV receiver with plenty of inputs and outputs and turntable READY with on-board phono pre-amplifier! Robust power for surround or otherwise at 140 watts PER CHANNEL! 140 watts x 7 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.05% THD. THX® Ultra2 Plus certification new THX listening modes for optimized […]
  • Haffler XL 280 Power Amplifier
    Legendary dedicated power amplifier, pure audiophile grade sound (No gain or tone control needed!), and near non-existent self noise! This is one of the very best amplifiers that Hafler made. It offers 145 watts per channel into 8 ohms, and is stable down to 1 ohm, offering 325 watts for short […]
  • Audio Research LS1 Line Stage Amplifier
    No tone adjustment needed, pure sound for the sound purist! The Audio Research LS1 Line Stage Amplifier is designed to accommodate music lovers who exclusively use line-level input sources — digital or analog — for the reproduction and enjoyment of music in their home audio systems. In technology, […]
  • SONY BDP-S580 BLU-RAY PLAYER
    The BDP-S580 has built-in Wi-Fi and the best current lineup of streaming-media services, including Netflix, Amazon Instant, Hulu Plus, Vudu, Slacker, and CinemaNow! […]
  • TECHNICS SL-D30 TURNTABLE
    The Technics SL-D30 is a fantastic direct drive turntable featuring the same sound specifications as the SL-D3 model (Which is usually considerably higher in price) […]
  • TECHNICS SL-D20 TURNTABLE
    This unit has been completely refurbished including lubrication and calibration! Includes vintage Audio Technica cartridge with OEM stylus! […]
  • TECHNICS SL-D3 TURNTABLE
    The Technics SL-D3 is the FULLY AUTOMATIC version of the SL-D2 which is regarded as the workhorse of the Technics family. […]
  • TECHNICS SL-D2 TURNTABLE
    The Technics SL-D2 has been considered the workhorse of the Technics line of turntables for decades. […]
  • TECHNICS SL-D1 TURNTABLE
    The Technics SL-D1 turntable is a FULL MANUAL version of the legendary SL-D2, this model has been regarded as a “tank” and “indestructible” among hi-fi enthusiasts for decades. […]
  • SANSUI S2000 SPEAKERS
    The Sansui S2000 speakers have been highly regarded in the hi-fi community for decades and for good reason! […]
  • SAMSUNG BDPS 580 BLU-RAY PLAYER
    Very nice Blu-Ray player, with remote! Enjoy 3D Blu-ray Disc movies in Full HD 1080p--also supports standard Blu-ray Disc movies in HD and upscales DVDs to near HD quality. […]
  • RCA 45-EY-2 45rpm TURNTABLE
    The RCA 45-EY-2 is an AC operated 3 tube automatic phonograph with mono amplifier and speaker.  The turntable is a 45 RPM, model RP-190-1, which holds up to twelve 7 inch fine groove records. Uses crystal pickup with medium output voltage. Also uses Qty(1) PM Elliptical 4″ x 6″ speaker. […]
  • NAKAMICHI BX 300 CASSETTE DECK
    The BX-300 incorporates a wealth of original Nakamichi technology such as the Discrete Three Head system, a Direct Drive Asymmetrical, Diffused Resonance Dual Capstan Transport etc. […]
  • NAD 7020E RECEIVER
    This NAD 7020E is an absolutely rock solid receiver, 2x20watts and AM/FM receiver is perfect for bookshelf and medium sized speakers. To those familiar with the NAD 3020E Stereo Amp, this unit employs much of the same technology!       […]
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