Some more archival live performances have been released for the Jerry Garcia Band and this time they are taken from the Fall 1989 East Coast Tour which featured fellow Grateful Dead co-founder and guitar/vocalist Bob Weir with bassist Rob Wasserman as the opening act. Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound features the classic line-up represented on three previous releases: Jerry Garcia Band, How Sweet It Is, and Pure Jerry: Merriweather Post Pavilion - September 1 & 2, 1989.
John Mellencamp 1978-2012 is a boxed set collection covering, for the first time, all of the legendary singer/songwriter's principal studio albums. The collection consists of a total of 19 CDs originally released over a recording career that spans 35 years.
Newly remastered for Vinyl reissue, The Beatles' first Live at the BBC album sounds and looks better than ever. This collection of the group's BBC sessions mixed versions of their hits with a treasure trove of 30 songs The Beatles performed on air but never released on record in the 1960s.
Plus there are great, new releases from Elvis Costello & The Roots who enhance their recent collaboration Wise Up Ghost with a Remix EP called Wise Up: Thought Remixes & Reworks. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Soundtrack features some great artists such as David Bowie, Of Monsters And Men, Jack Johnson and a few tracks from Jose Gonzalez including his recent single Step Out. B.o.B presents his highly-anticipated third studio album, Underground Luxury, which is heralded by the hits "We Still In This (feat. T.I. & Juicy J)," "HeadBand (feat. 2 Chainz)" and "Ready (feat. Future).". There is a vinyl version of the recent Andrew Bird release I Want to See Pulaski At Night which is a beautiful, mostly instrumental seven song mini-album that is both poppy and hypnotic at the same time. 8-string metal masters and pioneers, After The Burial release their tird full length Wolves Within. And Reggae legends Shaggy and Sly & Robbie join forces to produce a truly authentic back to the classic Roots Reggae album Out Of Many One Music: Sly and Robbie Present Shaggy.
Plus, Jeff The Brotherhood, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues [Soundtrack], Country Faith, Austin & Ally: Turn It Up, Cabaret Voltaire, Hours [Soundtrack], Lonely Forest and Rozz Williams all have new albums today.
There are also a couple of singles available, including David Bowie with a limited twelve inch vinyl pressing of Love Is Lost lifted from the Rock legend's 2013 album The Next Day. The single was mixed by former LCD Soundsystem leader James Murphy.
For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.
The Electric Fetus in Duluth welcomes The Bell Boys to the store for a free performance on Saturday, December 28th at 4:00 p.m.Read more...
The Electric Fetus has extended hours (11 a.m. - 7 p.m.) on Sunday, Dec. 15th and Sunday, Dec. 22nd.
Tuesday, December 24th: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday, December 25th: Closed
Tuesday, December 31st: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 1st: ClosedRead more...
In the winter of 1970 Neil Young played a string of acoustic warm up sets at The Cellar Door, an intimate D.C. Music Club. Live At The Cellar Door, the most recent installment in Young's archive performance series captures these six solo sets and the stillness and intimacy of each of these live recordings is utterly enthralling, The sound quality is impeccable and Young's voice has never been more emotionally charged.
After Brendan Benson released his 2012 album What Kind of World, his manager suggested he launch a monthly singles series. He was a bit hesitant at first, but eventually he came around. And now, just a year after What Kind of World, Benson is back with You Were Right, which collects both the releases from the series as well as reworked versions of songs that didn't quite fit on his previous albums.
Dam-Funk and Snoopzilla AKA the legendary Snoop Dogg team up to form the modern Funk outfit 7 Days of Funk. The King of Modern Funk meets the smoked-out scion of G-Funk on the 7 Days of Funk album, where Snoop performs under the name Snoopzilla, the homage to the legendary funk master, Bootsy Collins, who often went by the moniker Bootzilla. Click here to check out the video and preview the full album which also comes with a free cassette single while supplies last.
Shelby Lynne provides some southern gospel with her EP Thanks, which is the perfect showcase for her sultry commanding voice. These 5 brand new tracks were written and produced by the iconic artist and feature the legendary Maxine Waters on piano and vocals, Michael Jerome on drums/percussion and Ed Maxwell on upright and electric bass, Wurlitzer, Moog and background vocals.
The Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom soundtrack accompanies the new film chronicling Nelson Mandela's life journey from childhood in a rural village to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. The soundtrack features music from artists such as Bob Marley, The special AKA and of course the U2 Single Ordinary Love which was available through RSD Black Friday. Both the Movie and the Soundtrack are a fitting memorial to this great man who was recently lost.
Plus there are great, new releases from Childish Gambino who follows up from his debut Camp with because the internet which features guest appearances from Chance The Rapper, Jhene Aiko, Azealia Banks and Thundercat among others. The Velvet Underground release their 45th Anniversary deluxe version of their second album White Light/White Heat which has been remastered and includes a second CD with their complete show at The Gymnasium in New York recorded on April 30, 1967. Jellyfish release Radio Jellyfish which contains 10 tracks culled from two international radio stops in 1993; one in Holland, the other in Australia. Rapper E-40 continues his The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil series with Volumes 4, 5 and 6. R. Kelly harkens back to a style that has undoubtedly embedded him into the fabric of contemporary R&B music over the past two decades on Black Panties. Eric Clapton releases a 2CD Deluxe Edition of Give Me Strength: The '74 /'75 Recordings which includes remastered and expanded versions of two of Eric Clapton's classic albums from his '74/'75 sessions, 461 Ocean Boulevard and There's One In Every Crowd. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [Soundtrack] features original music by Academy Award Winner Howard Shore and an original song, I See Fire, Performed by Grammy Nominated Singer-Songwriter Ed Sheeran. And there is the release of the spectacular performance from Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico at Le Bataclan Paris Jan 29. 72.
Plus, Dave Van Ronk, The Dark Flowers, The Hilliard Ensemble, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Atmosphere, Ella Fitzgerald, Verve: The Sound Of America, Crown The Empire, The Music Of Nashville, Season 2, Vol. 1 [Soundtrack], The Texas Tenors, Nightwish, Parmalee, Sevyn Streeter, Krystal Keith and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony all have new albums today.
There are also a couple of singles available, including Arctic Monkeys with One For The Road [Vinyl Single] which is a taken from their recent release AM.
For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.Read more...
Minneapolis Bars, Bikes & Beers T-shirt
Artist Adam Turman brings together bars, bikes & beer in Minneapolis on one t-shirt. Available in five sizes at the Minneapolis store and online.Read more...
Now through December 31st, get FREE SHIPPING at www.electricfetus.com when your order is $25 or more! This offer is good for regular USPS shipping, domestic orders only.
On qualifying orders, shipping charges will be removed when order is processed and shipped. When your order is shipped, you will receive a receipt reflecting shipping charges waived.Read more...
Monday, December 2nd - Sunday, December 15th
From now through Sun., Dec. 15th, The Electric Fetus will give you a gift card when you buy a gift card! For every $50 in Electric Fetus gift cards you buy, you get $10 on a bonus card. This promotion runs from Monday, December 2nd – Sunday, December 15th, at all three Electric Fetus stores—Minneapolis, St. Cloud and Duluth—and online! The gift cards may be used on your next Electric Fetus visit (store or website) and never expire.Read more...
Electric Fetus - Minneapolis
Tuesday, December 3rd, 7:00 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate the fifth and final installment of the Minnesota Beatle Project. Once again Minnesota music scene all-stars unite to put their stamp on Beatles classics to benefit music education.
Tuesday, December 3rd at 7:00 p.m. we welcome Carroll and Actual Wolf to the store for special performances in honor of the new release, which is available on CD and LP that day.
This is a free event and open to all ages.Read more...
20% off storewide Friday and Saturday!
Once again this year, The Electric Fetus offers a sane alternative to the shopping madness of the big boxes as you kick off your holiday shopping. On Friday, November 29th from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, November 30th from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., almost everything in the store is 20% off. (Discount does not apply to tickets, tobacco, gift cards, Mix & Burn CDs and any product already sale-priced, including Black Friday Exclusives.)
As in years past, Black Friday 2013 will be full of special releases. These releases are often extremely collectible -- made in small, limited runs and/or pressed on colored vinyl -- and are only available at independent record stores on Black Friday.
With any special event like this, we want to make it enjoyable for everyone and try to ensure that everyone who comes has a fair chance to get get something from their list. To that end, we've set just a few guidelines: There will be a limit of 7 items per person on Black Friday releases (only 1 copy of any particular title allowed.) We will not be able to hold any Black Friday product, and because of the limited nature of the releases, we can't guarantee specific titles will be in stock. If there is a line prior to opening at 9 a.m., we will start handing out numbers to those in line around 8:30 a.m. to ensure everyone's safety and avoid a mad rampage.
A list of the Black Friday exclusive releases we expect to have is here.
Some live music this weekend:
Electric Fetus - St. Cloud welcomes Ucis and then Rearranging the Furniture starting at 2 p.m. on Friday.
Electric Fetus - Minneapolis welcomes Lissie starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday. RSVP for Lissie
Saturday, Nov. 30th is also Small Business Saturday, and all 3 Electric Fetus locations are participating retailers. Register ahead of time here and you can earn a $10 credit on your Amex bill when you make a $10+ purchase with your American Express card at the Fetus on Saturday.Read more...
The Electric Fetus welcomes Lissie for a performance on Saturday, November 30 at 3:00pm. Lissie will also sign copies of her CD and LP "Back To Forever."
This is a free, all ages event.
In 1994, The Beatles' Live at the BBC was released to worldwide acclaim - hitting number one in the U.K. and number three in the U.S. and selling more than five million copies within six weeks. Now comes a new companion to The Beatles' first BBC collection, On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2 On Air's 63 tracks, none of which overlaps with The Beatles' first BBC release, include 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 previously unreleased recordings of in-studio banter and conversation between the band's members and their BBC radio hosts.
Also newly remastered for reissue, The Beatles' first Live at the BBC album sounds and looks better than ever. This collection of the group's BBC sessions mixed versions of their hits with a treasure trove of 30 songs The Beatles performed on air but never released on record in the 1960s.
Monday, November 11th, 8:00 p.m.
Please join The Electric Fetus in welcoming Mason Jennings for a special, private in-store performance to celebrate the release of his new album, Always Been. Mason will be performing and signing at 8:00 p.m. There are a limited number of passes for the show, so make sure to secure your spot! Here's how:
The first 250 people to pre-purchase the new Mason Jennings album, Always Been, on CD ($10.99) or LP ($15.99) will receive a pass for the private in-store performance at our Minneapolis location. PASSES AVAILABLE NOW!
Here are the other logistics and a couple restrictions you should know:
• Customers will receive one pass per item purchased (CD or LP). Pass allows entry for one person only.
• Each customer may purchase a maximum of 4 passes.
• Passes are NO LONGER available online.
• The store will close at approximately 7:45 p.m.; doors open at 7:55 p.m.; Mason will play at approximately 8:00 p.m.
• Customers must present their original pass with receipt attached to gain entry (no exceptions) and receive the CD or LP that night.
We hope to see you there!Read more...
Friday, November 8th, 4:00pm
Electric Fetus in St. Cloud is very excited to be included in the Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl on Nov 8th. The store's featured artists for the evening will be Jacob Spiggs, Jason Decker, and Sarah Wehr. Gentlemen's Coffee Roasting Co. will be preparing samples. Paul Fonfara from The Painted Saints is going to stop by at 4pm to perform some tunes, and Additional live music will be provided by Pabst Blue Rebellion, and Dirty Mercury. Join us on the South end of the crawl for a well rounded example of local talent.Read more...
Minneapolis - Duluth - St. Cloud
Oct. 30 - Nov. 3
Mark your calendar for our annual Halloween sale!
Take 20% off storewide* from Wednesday, October 30th to Sunday, November 3rd. Get a head start on your holiday shopping or load up on some goodies for yourself!
*Sale excludes gift cards, tickets, tobacco products, Mix & Burn CDs and yellow-tagged music already on sale.
Minneapolis - RSVP on Facebook
Duluth - RSVP on Facebook
St. Cloud - RSVP on Facebook
This is a free, all-ages event.Read more...
Sunday, October 27th, 5:00pm - Electric Fetus (Minneapolis)
Electric Fetus welcomes The Head and the Heart back to the store for a performance on Sunday, October 27th at 5pm. The band will also sign copies of their new Sub Pop Records release "Let's Be Still," out October 15th.
This event is free and open to all ages.
Saturday, October 26th, 1:00pm
The Electric Fetus in St. Cloud welcomes The Suburbs for an in-store meet and greet. This is a signing only (no performance). The band will sign copies of their new CD and LP "Si Sauvage."Read more...
Tuesday, October 22nd, 7:00pm - Electric Fetus (Minneapolis)
Dosh will be performing at The Electric Fetus to celebrate
the release of his new CD, Milk Money, available 10/22/13.
This event is free for all ages!
Monday, October 21st, 10:00 p.m.
Please join The Electric Fetus in welcoming Poliça for a special, private in-store performance to celebrate the release of their new album, Shulamith. Poliça will be performing and signing at 10:00 p.m. This is the ONLY local performance by Poliça until they play Mill City Nights on November 29 and 30. There are a limited number of passes for the show, so make sure to secure your spot! Here's how:
The first 250 people to pre-purchase the new Poliça album, Shulamith, on CD or LP will receive a pass for the private in-store performance at our Minneapolis location—passes available now!
Here are the other logistics and a couple restrictions you should know:
• Customers will receive one pass per item purchased (CD or LP).
• Each customer may purchase a maximum of four pieces.
• The store will close at our normal time of 9:00 p.m..; doors open at 9:50 p.m.; Poliça will play at approximately 10:15 p.m.
• Customers must present their original pass with receipt attached to gain entry (no exceptions) and receive the CD or LP.
We hope to see you there!Read more...
Tuesday, Oct. 1st, 4pm
Electric Fetus - Minneapolis welcomes All Time Low to the store for a meet and greet with fans on Tues., Oct. 1st at 4pm. The band will be signing copies of their upcoming release "Don't Panic: It's Longer Now!"
No pre-order is required for this event, but because the band has a limited amount of time for signing, line preference will be given to those who purchase a copy of their new CD "Don't Panic: It's Longer Now!" on its release date of Mon., Sept. 30th or day of the event, Tues., Oct. 1st. Customers will be given a number with their purchase and that will be their place in line.
There will be 150 copies of the CD available for purchase starting Monday, Sept. 30th -- first come, first served starting that Monday at 9am.
An All Time Low poster will also be included with purchase.
Friday, Sept. 27th - 6:00 pm
Electric Fetus - Minneapolis welcomes North Mississippi Allstars to the store for a special performance Friday, Sept. 27th at 6pm in support of their new release World Boogie is Coming. This is a free all-ages event.Read more...
Saturday, September 14th – Sunday, September 15th
It's time for our annual Garage Sale & Fall Festival! Stop by from 10am-5pm on Saturday, 9/14 and from 11am-5pm on Sunday, 9/15. Last year’s first Fall Festival was so well received that we’re doing it again this year! That means in addition to our eagerly anticipated annual garage sale, there will be live music, food trucks, store-wide discounts, and giveaways courtesy of Warner Music Group! More details below.
• Garage Sale: Thousands of great clearance CDs, LPs and DVDs—both new & used--marked WAY down, and up to 75% off gift department items. SUNDAY SPECIAL: Take AN ADDITIONAL 50% OFF all garage sale items. That's right: Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! We’ve gone loco and are giving shoppers an additional 50% off already crazy-low prices!
• Storewide Sale: 15% off regular priced items inside the store on both Saturday and Sunday. Discount does not apply to Mix-&-Burn, tickets, tobacco products, gift cards and items already on sale.
• Live music: We'll have free live music in the store on Saturday, with performances by
12pm – Andrew Broder & Jeremy Ylvisaker of The Cloak Ox
1pm – Brian Just Band
2pm – Black Market Brass
3pm – The Crunchy Kids
4pm – The Starfolk
• Food: There will be some fabulous food vendors out back at 10 am on Saturday: Grab some delicious donuts from Glam Doll Donuts or some pasties & pies from Potter’s. If you’re on a non-carb diet, this might be a good time to take a small break and treat yourself.
Sidewalk Sale & Fall Festival!
• Up to 80% off gift department items!
• Tons of used CD, LPs and DVDs bargain-priced!
• Select new vinyl and CDs on sale!
• 15% off inside the store! Discount does not apply to tickets, tobacco products, gift cards and items already on sale.
• Saturday, September 14th - Live music!
4pm - The New Suns
• Sunday, September 15th: Take an additional 50% off Sidewalk Sale items! (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Sidewalk Sale & Fall Festival!
• Up to 80% off gift department items!
• Tons of used CD, LPs and DVDs bargain-priced!
• Select new vinyl and CDs on sale!
• 15% off inside the store! Discount does not apply to Mix-&-Burn, tickets, tobacco products, gift cards and items already on sale.
• Free root beer for our thirsty shoppers, courtesy of Fitger's Brewhouse!
• Enjoy Whole Foods snacks (while they last!)
• Saturday, September 14th - Live music!
2:00 Fever Dream (Mark Gartman)
4:00 Steve Sola
• Sunday, September 15th - Live music!
2:00 Winter Downpour
3:00 to 5:00 Crunchy Bunch
PLUS: Take an additional 50% off Sidewalk Sale items! (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.)Read more...
Monday, September 2nd - Labor Day
The Electric Fetus will be closed on Labor Day. We wish you all an enjoyable, fun and safe extended weekend & holiday. Kick back and enjoy some music!
We will re-open on Tuesday for our normal hours, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.Read more...
Tuesday, September 3rd, 7:00 p.m.
The Electric Fetus welcomes Ginkgo for a FREE in-store performance and signing to celebrate the release of their new album, MANOPAUSE. The band features Josh Grier and Jeremy Hanson from Tapes 'n' Tapes. During the in-store, the band will be giving away a signed test pressing of the new record and tickets to their September 20th show at The Icehouse! What more could you ask for?
Want to get more info on the band and stay up to speed on tour dates and what-have-you? Choose your own adventure...Read more...
Monday, August 26th, 7:00 p.m.
Please join fans and friends at The Electric Fetus on Monday, August 26th at 7:00 p.m. for an in-store performance and signing by The Lower 48! The band is performing to celebrate the release of their new album. This is a FREE show and open to the public. See you there!Read more...
Thursday, August 8th - Sunday, August 18th
Stop in to all three Electric Fetus locations (Minneapolis, St. Cloud, Duluth) between now and August 18th for our Jewelry Bazaar!
• 40% off all jewelry lines
• Up to 75% off select styles
• Jewelry designers from near and far
• Handmade and one-of-a-kind pieces
All jewelry lines are specially priced for this limited time, so it's the perfect opportunity to come see what we have to offer.Read more...
Record Store Day is launching its first-ever awards—The Record Store Day Adapter Prize—and we want your nominations! Check out the categories below and email us the release YOU think should get the Adapter Prize for that category (email@example.com). We’ll tally the nominations from you, our beloved customers, and from our staff. Then we’ll submit ONE title in each category as this store’s official nominee. The shortlist of nominees for each title will be announced later this summer and record stores will vote to decide the big prize winner in each category. Each of the four category winners will receive an actual physical prize shaped like a 45 adapter (hence the name!)
The idea behind the Record Store Day Adapter Prize is to celebrate the releases that come into the stores all year, to honor the releases that the people in those stores think are stellar, and to encourage consistently awesome records.
Criteria & Eligibility
To be eligible for nomination for the 2013 Record Store Day Adapter Prize, titles must have been released between May 1, 2012 and April 30, 2013.) To be eligible for nomination, titles must have general national distribution and be available to all stores across the country.
• Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org
Record Of The Year (New Release)
Nominations in this category are full length albums, newly recorded.
– There is no required format—releases can be on CD and/or Vinyl.
– EPs, Greatest Hits Packages, Soundtracks, and Compilations are not eligible.
Record Of The Year (Reissue)
Nominations in this category are full length albums, re-issued in some form during the appropriate time period.
– There is no required format—releases can be on CD and/or Vinyl.
– EPs, Greatest Hits Packages, Soundtracks, and Compilations are not eligible.
Record Store Day Release Of The Year
Nominations in this category are released for Record Store Day in the appropriate year. Only releases which are truly exclusive are eligible to be nominated--windowed titles are not eligible. Any format or recording length can be nominated. A list of eligible records can be found here
Breakout Of The Year
Nominations in this category are artists (band or solo performer) who in the eligibility period released the record that ‘broke’ them nationally, which may or may not be their debut release.
• Send your nominations to email@example.comRead more...
July 4th, 2013
All three Electric Fetus locations (Duluth, St. Cloud and Minneapolis) will be closed on Thursday, July 4th, for Independence Day. The entire Fetus Family wishes you a safe and happy holiday. We will resume our normal hours on Friday, July 5th (9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.)Read more...
Saturday, June 29th, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Come out to our one-day garage sale with special guests The Small Room Collective, a pop-up, nationally travelling art show housed in a vintage Airstream trailer. Glam Doll Donuts will be serving Intelligentsia coffee along with their already famous (and delicious!) donuts and Hibachi Daruma will be cooking up Japanese Hibachi fare from their food truck.
The Fetus will pack our garage full of some sweet clearance product. More than 4,000 LPs & CDs will be on sale ranging from 25 cents (a single quarter!) to $3.00. We'll also have a great selection of sale-priced items from almost every section of our gift department.
And if that isn't enticing enough, take 15% off almost everything inside the store!*
So come by, find some gems in the garage, take 15% off inside the store, have a "to-die-for" donut or some Hibachi chicken, and check out The Small Room Collective! We'll see you there!
RSVP on Facebook to keep up with additional info and details!
Whether you joined our parties, came in during the anniversary sale, or have ever shopped at The Electric Fetus in the past 45 years, we want to thank you—our customers. Without you, we wouldn’t be here. Your support and patronage over the years and the outpouring of well wishes for our 45th anniversary is truly humbling.
In addition, we’d like to thank our partners who helped us put together this celebration: First Avenue & 7th Street Entry, Warner Music Group, Ninja Tune Records, Sub Pop Records, Kemando Records, Bloodshot Records and One Simple Plan.
In Minneapolis, many thanks to Natedogs and Hola Arepa for the always appetizing food, and the musicians—Gustafer Yellowgold, Crimes, Strange Names, and Lucy Michelle—for such amazing and fun performances.
In St. Cloud, thanks to S.C.A.R. Dolls roller derby team as well as Breakaway and Zombie Pit String Band for their great in-store performances.
In Duluth, we’d like to thank Farewell Circuit for another fantastic performance. Also to Pineapple Arts for face painting and Chris Monroe for reading from her new book, Cookie The Walker, and then coloring with the kids. We also want to thank the Crunch Bunch DJs for hanging out and spinning their magic live on Sunday.
A very special thank you to Charlie Parr and Dosh for their talent and time, and to Mary and the fine folks at Noiseland Records for all helping us put together one of the coolest 45s anyone could have in their collection.Read more...
June 5th -10th
Every year we celebrate our birthday with our famous Anniversary Sale, offering 20% nearly everything in the store. This year’s sale runs from Wednesday, June 5th – Monday, June 10th. But this year we turn 45. And the number 45 has a special place in our hearts (and probably yours!) because of 7-inch records, also known as 45s. There will be special happenings during the sale at each store. Below are details on what’s happening, when and where. Check back because we’ll update the site with more details as additional fun gets confirmed.
Wednesday, June 5th – Monday, June 10th
Anniversary Sale: 20% off nearly everything in the store.*
* Sale does not include tickets, tobacco, gift cards, Mix & Burn CDs, Rip Shark services and music already on sale.
Sunday, June 9th
11:30 a.m. - Gustafer Yellowgold in-store performance: Kids and parents alike will love this in-store performance! Joining Gustafer on the big screen and his creator Morgan Taylor are local musicians John Munson, Ken Chastain and Tom Scott.
Monday, June 10th
Monday the 10th is our actual 45th anniversary, so we’re having a party: Prize giveaways throughout the night, food trucks, live music and free 45th birthday cookies (frosted like 45s!) while supplies last.
Register to win a prize package from either First Avenue (including a Gold Membership) or Warner Music Group.
Receive a limited Charlie Parr/Dosh 45 rpm single free with qualifying $20 purchase starting at 5 p.m. Charlie Parr recorded a new track especially for this occasion, which was then remixed by Dosh for the flip side. Only 500 of these beauties were made especially for our 45th anniversary celebration and will be hand numbered.
Natedogs and Hola Arepa food trucks will be on site to satiate your appetite.
Live music schedule
6:00 p.m. – Crimes
7:00 p.m. – Strange Names
8:00 p.m. – Lucy Michelle
Saturday, June 8th
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – S.C.A.R. Dolls roller derby team will be doing demos both outside AND inside the store.
Monday, June 10th
Zombie Pit String Band in-store performance – time TBD
Receive a limited Charlie Parr/Dosh 45 rpm single free with qualifying $20 purchase. Charlie Parr recorded a new track especially for this occasion, which was then remixed by Dosh for the flip side. Only 500 of these beauties were made especially for our 45th anniversary celebration and will be hand numbered.
Saturday, June 8th
10:30 a.m. – Face painting for kids both big and small, Kiss fans and anyone else who wants to have fun! Clowns may attend but must supply their own face paint.
11:00 a.m. – Book reading by acclaimed children’s author Chris Monroe. Chris’s humor and intricate illustrations for Monkey with a Tool Belt drew high praise from reviewers and bloggers alike. She will be reading from her newest book, Cookie the Walker. Chris is also the illustrator of Totally Uncool and the creator of the long-running comic strip Violet Days and the book Ultra Violet: Ten Years of Violet Days.
4:00 p.m. – Farewell Circuit in-store performance
Sunday, June 9th
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Crunchy Bunch DJs will be spinning live in the store. Stop in to hear this four-person DJ group drop some great tunes while you shop or just hang out.
Monday, June 10th
Receive a limited Charlie Parr/Dosh 45 rpm single free with qualifying $20 purchase. Charlie Parr recorded a new track especially for this occasion, which was then remixed by Dosh for the flip side. Only 500 of these beauties were made especially for our 45th anniversary celebration and will be hand numbered.Read more...
Friday, May 17th, 5:30 p.m.
The Electric Fetus Duluth welcomes The Family Trade for an in-store performance. The Family Trade is a six-piece folk orchestra fronted by Twin Cities poet-songwriter Brian Laidlaw. This free event is open to the public. See you there!Read more...
It's easy to blame Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Studios for the sound of Hanni El Khatib's new album "Head in the Dirt," but that's an oversimplification. It's Nashville, the city, the pace, the people, who tell the story. Like Larry Sexton's engines, "Head in the Dirt" is forged from raw elements and a craftsman's eye. It's the deafening roar of a red-line engine, and cool as a cat's purr coasting in third gear. Follow Hanni around Nashville and catch an all the way live performance of "Nobody Move."Read more...
The 2012 Record Store Day Ambassador has been busy with his Stooges and the result is the new album READY TO DIE, out this week! (Vinyl out on 5/14). New record, new label, same old Iggy. PREVIEW AND PURCHASERead more...
Tuesday, April 30th, 7:00 p.m.
The Electric Fetus welcomes Heatbox for an in-store performance. This free event celebrating the release of his new CD is open to the public. See you there!Read more...
Saturday, April 27th
We have received lots of questions about SUBWAY® Music in the Zoo tickets going on sale this Saturday, April 27th. To answer some questions, here's our policy for Zoo tickets for Saturday:
- Limit of 4 tickets per show
- Tickets go on sale at 10:00 a.m.
- We open at 9:00 a.m. (normal hours)
- We will hand out #'s to people in line at 8:00 a.m.
- NO PHONE SALES
- There is a fee of $3.00 for each ticket
- We have been allocated 150 tickets per show, which is more than in past years (when we typically got 100 per show)
For the lineup of shows, please visit this website: www.suemclean.com/zoo
April 23rd, noon - April 24th, noon
DMB Live Trax Contest
Show your Dave Matthews Band fandom & win the right to purchase ($69.99 + tax) the ultra-limited Record Store Day version of DMB Live Trax, Vol. 1!
• Take a picture that shows how big of a Dave Matthews Band fan you are: you with your DMB music collection; you at a concert; a signed setlist from a concert; DMB tattoos; DMB license plates; anything that shows your devotion to DMB!
• Send a digital version of the photo to efetusdmbMPLS@gmail.com (for Minneapolis); efetusdmbSTC@gmail.com (for St. Cloud); efetusdmbDUL@gmail.com (for Duluth). Please include your full name, phone number and city/state.
• Winning photo for each location will be chosen by Electric Fetus staff and will be posted on their Facebook page.
• One entry per person, and you may only enter for ONE Electric Fetus location (entries sent to multiple Electric Fetus locations will be disqualified.)
• Contest runs for 24 hours. No entries accepted after Wednesday, April 24th at noon. Winner will notified by end of day Wednesday, April 24th.
• Winners will be contacted via email and/or phone.
• Item MUST be picked up in the store by the winner (must show I.D.) WITHIN 48 HOURS of notification of winning.Read more...
Record Store Day 2013: WOW.
We want to thank everyone for coming out and taking part in what was a fantastic day of record collecting, live music, great food, and community camaraderie. We are extremely humbled by the turnout and hope everyone had as good a time as we did!
We want to give special shout outs to our performers: Greg Grease, The 4onthefloor, Frankie Lee, Dave King Trucking Company and The Black Angels. Amazing performances all around!
And for keeping everyone fed, we want to thank Glam Doll Donuts, Angry Catfish Bicycle and Coffee Bar, Natedogs and Hola Arepa. One word: YUM!
Finally, a big thank you to our other sponsors for providing giveaways: SUBWAY® Music in the Zoo, Warner Music Group, Noiseland Industries, Merge Records, Secret Stash Records, Red House Records, New West Records, First Ave. and Mill City Nights.
We have some photos for you to check out here.
Record Store Day at The Electric Fetus couldn’t have been as fun and successful if it wasn’t for all of you and the supportive community we feel lucky to be a part of. Hope to see you all again soon!Read more...
Dave Matthews Band RSD ALERT:
Due to the extremely limited nature of—and high demand for—the Record Store Day piece, DMB Live Trax, we will run a special contest for the opportunity to purchase this title. Please look for detailed information on our Facebook pages on Tuesday, April 23rd. Each of our three stores will have one copy of this 4 LP set.Read more...
Saturday, April 20th, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Record Store Day: Our favorite national holiday! There will be food & beverages, prizes & giveaways, live music from local & national acts, and of course exclusive releases. Click here to find out everything you need to know about RSD 2013 at all three Fetus locations. You can also follow the link on the right side menu from anywhere on the website.
Sunday, April 14th - Monday, April 15th
Our Duluth store will be closed all day on Sunday, April 14th, and Monday, April 15th, for floor repairs. We will be open again on Tuesday, April 16th for normal business hours.Read more...
Please be aware of special store hours for The Electric Fetus on the following dates and times:
(applies to all stores—Minneapolis, St. Cloud and Duluth—unless noted.)
• Saturday, March 30th - Closing early at 6 p.m. for annual inventory
• Sunday, March 31st - Closed all day for Easter holiday
• Monady, April 1st - Closed all day for annual inventory
• Tuesday, April 2nd - MINNEAPOLIS ONLY: Closed from 5:45 p.m. to approximately 7:15 p.m. for special private in-store performance by Dawes.Read more...
*There is chatter in the world about other titles that may not be on the list. These may be things that have a 4/20 street date, but are not RSD releases, for whatever reason. Something you want not on this list, but you know it’s coming out? If yes, are you going to buy it at an indie record store? If yes, awesome.Read more...
Monday, March 25th
To commemorate the 41st anniversary of The Electric Fetus' infamous "naked" sale on March 25, 1972, all clothing and hats are 20% off—that Monday only!
* Some restrictions apply; see store for detailsRead more...
March 18th - 30th
Save 20% on Bath and Body products at our St. Cloud store until March 30th!
* Some restrictions apply. See store for details.Read more...
Sunday, March 24th, 7 p.m.
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL!
The Electric Fetus and The Needle Doctor are joining forces to put on a turntable clinic! Whether you're brand new to vinyl, dusting off a "pre-loved" record player, or want to learn some tips from the experts, you're bound to learn something--and have fun doing it!
* This is a free event but space is limited. To sign up, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff from both The Needle Doctor and The Electric Fetus will go over many of the basics and essentials you should know about owning, operating and maintaining a turntable. We’ll also cover things like terminology, cleaning vinyl and what to look for when buying those beautiful black platters.
Remember: You MUST SIGN UP to attend this event--there is a limited number of open spots. Please RSVP to email@example.com to ensure your spot!
Tuesday, April 2nd, 6:00 p.m.
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
The Electric Fetus welcomes Dawes for a special private in-store performance on Tuesday, April 2nd at 6:00 p.m.! We and the band would love to have you join us. Here's how:
The first 250 people to pre-purchase the new Dawes album, Stories Don't End, on CD or LP will receive a pass for the private in-store performance at our Minneapolis location—passes available now! Each attendee will also receive a unique commemorative Dawes poster with the date and location of the show.
Not only do you have a chance to see the band in an intimate setting, you also have a chance to get something extra special: We will have 50 copies of the limited edition LP. This version of the album, which comes in a plain white jacket on blue vinyl, is limited to only 500 pieces nationwide—and we got 50 of them!
Before you rush to see us, here are the other logistics and a couple restrictions you should know:
• Customers will receive one pass per item purchased (CD, LP or limited LP)
• Each customer may purchase a maximum of four pieces.
• There is a limit of one limited edition LP per customer.
• The limited LP is available to pick up at the event on April 2nd; the CD and regular LP will be available for pick up on April 9th in our store.
• Pre-sale passes may only be purchased in person at the Minneapolis store. They will not be available online or at our St. Cloud or Duluth locations.
The store will close to the general public at 5:40 p.m.; doors open at 5:50 p.m.; and the band will play at approximately 6:15 p.m. Customers must present their original pass with receipt attached to gain entry (no exceptions) and receive the CD or LP when it's available on April 9th.
We hope to see you there!Read more...
Monday, March 4th, 3:00 p.m.
Tame Impala will be here to sign copies of their latest CD/LP "Lonerism." This free, all ages event is a signing... only one of only a few during their tour!
Tame Impala plays First Avenue later that night.
February 18th - March 17th
Sell us your vinyl, CDs & DVDs from now until March 17th and receive an extra 30% based on our quote if you choose in-store credit. That means if our quote is $100, you get an extra $30 if you choose in-store credit.
This offer is only good for a short time, so hurry down and take advantage of it while you can!
Owns a record store. CHECK.
Heads a record label. CHECK.
Makes all kinds of records. CHECK.
We can think of no one better to fly the flag for Record Store Day 2013, can you?Read more...
Tuesday, February 19th, 7:00 p.m.
The Electric Fetus welcomes Wolf Lords (Aby Wolf & Grant Cutler) for an in-store performance. This free event celebrating the release of their new album is open to the public. See you there!Read more...
The 55th annual Grammys are over, and unlike last year, a wide range of artists is heading home with awards. Dan Auerbach and the Black Keys were the biggest winners, taking home four trophies. Skrillex claimed three, as did Gotye, Jay-Z and Kayne West. Mumford & Sons won just two Grammys, but scored the biggest one of the night: Best Album for Babel.
Here is a rundown of some of the winners for 2013.
1. RECORD OF THE YEAR - Somebody That I Used To Know, Gotye Featuring Kimbra
2. ALBUM OF THE YEAR - Babel, Mumford & Sons
3. SONG OF THE YEAR - We Are Young, Fun.
4. BEST NEW ARTIST - Fun.
5. BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE - Set Fire To The Rain [Live], Adele
6. BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE - Somebody That I Used To Know, Gotye Featuring Kimbra
7. BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM - Impressions, Chris Botti
8. BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM - Stronger, Kelly Clarkson
9. BEST DANCE RECORDING - Bangarang, SkrillexRead more...
February 13th - 17th
Come in to any of our three locations - Minneapolis, St. Cloud or Duluth - and enjoy 20% off storewide! Gifts, new & used CDs, DVDs, vinyl, tapes, music accessories... almost everything in the store! We'd love to see you!
* Sale does not include tickets, tobacco, gift cards, Mix & Burn CDs, Ripshark services and items already on sale.Read more...
The sheer amount of music released every year is overwhelming. Inevitably, certain releases rise to the top and find themselves on your turntable, in your CD player, pumping through your headphones, or in your car more than others. But what sounds great to one person may sound like noise to someone else. Every critic, blog and magazine offer their “best of” lists each year. We here at the Fetus are no different. We’re passionate about music and love to share that passion with anyone who will listen--and there's a wide variety of taste amongst the staff. So here, now, we humbly submit to you, dear reader, our staff’s top picks for 2012. Enjoy!Read more...
You've made your list, you've checked it twice, but have you planned your route? Take a virtual tour of the Electric Fetus and find exactly where you need to go before you enter the door! Plan your holiday shopping trip with the precision of a surgical strike!Read more...
The Electric Fetus will be closing early on Monday, New Year's Eve at 6:00 p.m. We will be closed on Tuesday, New Year's Day and will be open for normal business hours starting Wednesday, January 2, 2013:
M-F: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sat.: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sun.: 11 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Please have a safe and happy New Year's celebration!Read more...
Notice to our online customers:
To receive your package by Christmas (12/25), orders must be placed no later than 5:00 p.m. CST, Thursday, December 20th. This deadline is advised via the US Post Office due to the large volume of packages being shipped this time of year. We will continue to ship orders as quickly as possible after 5:00 p.m. CST, 12/20, but we cannot guarantee their delivery time after this date/time. Thank you for your understanding!
EXTENDED UNTIL TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18th
By popular demand, we've decided to extend our gift card promotion until Tuesday, December 18th! When you buy $50 in Electric Fetus gift cards, you get a $10 bonus card. When you buy $100 in Electric Fetus gift cards, you get a $20 bonus card. This offer is good at all three Electric Fetus stores—Minneapolis, St. Cloud and Duluth—and online! The gift cards may be used on your next Electric Fetus visit (store or website) and never expire.Read more...
Thursday, December 6th, 6:30 p.m.
Please join The Electric Fetus for a free, in-store performance by Mike Doughty! Doughty is currently touring in support of his new album, The Flip Is Another Honey, an album of unique covers of songs by a wide range of artists, from Cheap Trick to John Denver to The Stone Roses to Thin Lizzy.Read more...
Tuesday, December 4th, 7:00 p.m.
The Electric Fetus is proud to host the release party for the Minnesota Beatle Project, Vol. 4! The party includes a performance by Chastity Brown, who contributed a version of "For No One" to the new compilation.
Extremely limited edition - available in CD (only 5,000 copies), digital and 2xLP (500 copies, 180 gram white vinyl)
100% of net proceeds from The Minnesota Beatle Project are used to rebuild and enhance music and art education for children in Minnesota public schools.
As in years past, Black Friday 2012 will be full of special releases. These releases are often extremely collectible—made in small, limited runs and/or pressed on colored vinyl—and are only available at independent record stores on Black Friday. The titles that have collectors salivating this year include three different, rare Captain Beefheart 7” singles, Dr. Dog Wild Race on 12” etched vinyl, a Bob Dylan 7”, Live at Winterland (5/30/1971) by the Grateful Dead on double gatefold vinyl, a Mayer Hawthorne live recording from KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, an impressive box set of 11 45rpm 7” singles from Lee Hazlewood, Green Naugahyde by Primus on 10” clear green vinyl and the Reservoir Dogs soundtrack on colored vinyl (but you don’t know what color you’ll get until you open it! Mr. Blue? Mr. Brown? Mr. Pink?) And that’s just a taste. There are also other releases from artists like The White Stripes, Biz Markie, Rolling Stones, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Lucinda Williams, Frank Zappa, Skrillex, Link Wray & the Raymen, Band of Horses and more! The full list is available here.
With any special event like this, we want to make it enjoyable for everyone and try to ensure that everyone who comes has a fair chance to get something from their list. To that end, we’ve set just a few guidelines: There will be a limit of 7 items per person on Black Friday releases (only 1 copy of any particular title allowed.) We will not be able to hold any Black Friday product, and because of the limited nature of the releases, we can’t guarantee specific titles will be in stock. If there is a line prior to opening at 9 a.m., we will start handing out numbers to those in line around 8:30 a.m. to ensure everyone’s safety and avoid a mad rampage.
Come for the special Black Friday releases, stay for the free live music and storewide sale!
In addition to all the cool exclusive releases, there will be live music in Minneapolis on both Friday and Saturday afternoons; live music in St. Cloud on Friday; and January coupon books will be handed out with purchase. If you’re an American Express cardholder you can get a $25 statement credit for supporting small, local businesses on Small Business Saturday, 11/24 (you must register your card for the promotion—check out their website here for more details). AND, as the icing on the cake (mmmmm…. cake), we’re taking 20% off storewide! (Discount does not apply to tickets, tobacco, gift cards, Mix & Burn CDs and any product already on sale, including Black Friday releases.)Read more...
Friday, November 23rd, 2:00 p.m.
Feel the funk at The Electric Fetus! Join us for a special in-store performance by the Twin Cities Funk & Soul Allstars featuring the Prophets of Peace! We're celebrating their special 45 being released by Secret Stash Records exclusively for Black Friday, which will be a limited run of only 500!
In addition, The Electric Fetus will be having our annual Black Friday sale, with 20% off most items storewide!Read more...
Saturday, November 24th, 2:00 p.m.
Please join The Electric Fetus for a special in-store performance by Paul Metsa. This free performance is to celebrate the release of his new album, Blues, Ballads and Broadsides: Songs from the Blue Guitar Highway.
In addition, The Electric Fetus will be having our annual Black Friday sale (which includes Saturday!), with 20% off most items storewide!Read more...
Friday, October 26th - Wednesday, October 31st
BOO! It's our annual Halloween sale! Take 20% off storewide* at all three Electric Fetus locations (Minneapolis, St. Cloud and Duluth) from Friday, October 26th to Wednesday, October 31st. Costumes optional but certainly encouraged--and definitely awesome.Read more...
Tuesday, October 23rd, 9:30 p.m.
To celebrate the release of Solid Gold’s new album, Eat Your Young, The Electric Fetus will be hosting the band and fans for a special after-hours in-store performance on Tuesday, October 23rd at 9:30 p.m. The band will also take time after their performance to sign and chat with attendees.
Join us for this unique, intimate performance, by pre-ordering a copy of Eat Your Young. There are a limited number of places for the show, so make your pre-order now to secure your spot!
Upon purchase, you will receive a special ticket to the event, which you’ll use for entry to the performance and redeem for your copy of Solid Gold’s new album (no exception will be made for lost tickets, so don’t lose it!)
GO BACK TO BLACK FRIDAY HERE
Ah, Black Friday. Even if you’re averse to the crowds and the crazy, there is a great place to go shopping on that day after Thanksgiving, and it’s your friendly neighborhood store. We think that there are terrific things, treasures even, at record stores every day and we’re just upping the ante a little bit on Black Friday with some limited edition vinyl, CDs, DVDs, box sets, and this year even a box of trading cards. Things you can ONLY get at a record store, and some things you can get FIRST at a record store. Things that are perfect to give/get this holiday season, EVEN if you’re doing that shopping for yourself.
Click here to find the list of special releases you can find at record stores on Black Friday, in a handy PDF Wishlist Form (feel free to print out and give to everyone who might be buying things for you), and a page with artwork and more detail on each piece. And make your plans now to spend some quality time with us this holiday season.
Tuesday, October 2nd, 7:00 p.m.
The Electric Fetus welcomes Big Cats (of The Tribe and Big Cats) for an in-store performance on Tuesday, October 2nd at 7pm. Joining Big Cats will be several guest MCs.
"For My Mother" is Big Cats' (aka Spencer Wirth-Davis) full length, instrumental hip hop record. All proceeds of the album will be donated to the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance in honor of his mother, Christi Wirth-Davis, who died from ovarian cancer two years ago.
Saturday, September 29th, 2:00 p.m.
It's time for The Electric Fetus Fall Fest! This year, it's more than just a sale: we're upping the ante with live music, food, store-wide discounts, giveaways and other fun activities! Stop by any of our three stores—Minneapolis, St. Cloud or Duluth—between 11am-5pm on Saturday 9/15 and Sunday 9/16. Each store will have unique activities, live music and food. Details for each location are below:
Garage Sale: Tons of great CDs, DVDs and vinyl—both new & used—marked WAY down, and up to 75% off gift department items. SUNDAY SPECIAL: Take AN ADDITIONAL 50% OFF all garage sale items. That's right: 50% off already crazy-low prices!
Store-wide Sale: 15% off regular priced items inside the store on both Saturday and Sunday. Discount does not apply to Mix-&-Burn, tickets, tobacco products, gift cards and items already on sale.
Live music: We'll have free live music in the store on Saturday, with performances by:
12pm - John Mark Nelson
1pm - The Farewell Circuit
2pm - The Chalice
3pm - Bomba De Luz
4pm - Phantom Tails
Food: Nate Dogs, YumMi Bahn Mi and Birchwood Cafe will be on site selling their scrumptious eats on Saturday! Bring your appetite! vitaminwater will also be handing out free beverages to quench your thirst!
Blacklist Vintage will be here on Saturday with some choice vintage clothing for you to check out and Warner Music Group will be handing out freebies!
Grizzly Bear Shields listening party: On Sunday at noon, inside the store we'll be hosting a listening party for the new Grizzly Bear release, Shields. You can buy the CD and LP on Sunday—before you can get it anywhere else!—and enjoy some free pizza while we play Shields in its entirety. There will be a free Grizzly Bear poster with purchase while supplies last, and we'll give away a couple Electric Fetus gift cards (must be present to win).
Sidewalk Sale: Tons of used CDs, DVDs and vinyl at bargain prices! Also, select new CDs and vinyl on sale.
Store-wide Sale: 15% off regular priced items inside the store on both Saturday and Sunday. Discount does not apply to tickets, tobacco products, gift cards and items already on sale.
Live music: We'll have free live music in the store on Saturday, with performances by Pabst Blue Rebellion, Buzzard and Tetraploid, and Zombie Pit String Band!
Giveaways from The Youth Shelter Supply and fun activities like face painting!
Food: The Chow Haul truck will be on site on Saturday selling their eats, so bring your appetite!
The Avett Brothers recently met up with NPR while on tour and the result is this magically intimate performance of "Live and Die" direct from their tour bus. "Live and Die" is taken from their New Album "The Carpenter" which is out now and for those quick off the draw, when you purchase the album you also receive an exclusive 7 inch which includes "Live and Die" along with the flip side "The Clearness is Gone" (Quanity limited while supplies Last).
Looked at our eBay store lately? Some rare gems up right now: White Stripes colored vinyl; rare Animal Collective box set; 1st pressings of Thelonious Monk, Jackie McClean & The Doors; promo-only white vinyl "Like a Virgin" by Madonna; cool stuff by Dylan, Neil Young, VU... you get the picture. More items added regularly, so check back often!Read more...
Join The Electric Fetus for a free performance by Charlie Parr on Tuesday, August 14th at 7 p.m. Charlie will be performing to celebrate the reissue of his albums "1922" and "Glory in the Meeting House."Read more...
Win tickets to My Morning Jacket with Band of Horses & Trampled By Turtles
Score tickets from in-store drawings and via Twitter - at each store! That's NINE pairs of tickets up for grabs!
Stop by any Electric Fetus location and enter to win a pair of tickets to My Morning Jacket with Band of Horses and Trampled By Turtles at Somerset Amphitheater in Wisconsin on Friday, August 10th. Each store will draw 2 winners on Friday, August 3rd.
Each store will give away an additional pair of concert tickets via Twitter on Thursday, August 2nd. Follow each store for your chance to win!
Just received a new shipment of great reggae vinyl! Classics and rarities from Lee "Scratch" Perry, Culture, Augustus Pablo, and others. There's also plenty of titles from the rock-solid Soul Jazz label, including reggae, jazz, bossa nova, early Euro electronic and more--both CD and vinyl!Read more...
Caliente used wax just put out! Gobs of import, 180 gram & out-of-print titles. Velvet Underground, Hawkwind, My Bloody Valentine, Kraftwerk, Dr. Dre and G'n'R in the picture, plus Warlocks, Richard Thompson, Comets on Fire, Tobacco, Wavves, Dylan. Stop by and start diggin'!Read more...
Rock. Hip-hop. Soul. Acoustic folk. Skater kids. Vintage instruments. All kinds of influences go into HOME AGAIN, the debut from Michael Kiwanuka. Maybe you saw Jay-Z shout him out as the singer of one of the new songs he loves best, maybe you caught his critically acclaimed SXSW set, maybe you just know that the record is on EW’s Summer Must List or that the BBC made it their Sound of 2012. We think EW was right when they said “He has the kind of voice that makes people stop and go, “Who IS that?”.Read more...
Candle Sale! From July 9-15, save 25% on all candles and candle holders at our St. Cloud store! Tons of flavors, colors and styles!
For directions and hours, check the Electric Fetus St. Cloud Facebook page.
Thursday, July 5th, 7:00 p.m.
Please join fans and friends at The Electric Fetus for an in-store performance by Communist Daughter. The band will be performing and signing in celebration of their new EP "Lions & Lambs," out July 10th.Read more...
THE LUMINEERS have been out on the road, stomping their way across the country with their Americana-inflected barn burners in the vein of the Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons. They made a stop recently at Waterloo Records in Austin where, lucky for all of us, a video was made of their song “Stubborn Love”. You’ll find it on their album, conveniently called THE LUMINEERS. (check it out here)
Just got in some seriously awesome used LPs. Early punk (Clash, Pistols, Kennedys), British-invasion era, and high quality 60's era jazz (tons of Blakey/Jazz Messengers, Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, other Blue Note and Prestige gems).
Still sorting, so check in as we put more out!Read more...
MTV thinks they are “One To Watch” in 2012, what say you? This dance-y little number is the first introduction to WALK THE MOON whose new record, which they named after themselves to help you remember it, is in stores next week.
ORDER THE ALBUM
Wednesday, June 6th - Sunday, June 10th
Help us celebrate our 44th year in business with a 20% OFF STOREWIDE SALE* at all three stores: Minneapolis, St. Cloud and Duluth. The celebration includes an in-store performance and signing by Motion City Soundtrack on Saturday, June 9th, 3:00 p.m. at our Minneapolis location.
* sale does not include tickets, tobacco, gift cards, Mix & Burn CDs and music already on sale.Read more...
Saturday, June 9th, 3:00 p.m.
Please join fans and friends at The Electric Fetus for an in-store performance by Motion City Soundtrack. The band will be performing and signing in celebration of their new album "Go,"out June 9th.
* Please note: The date was previously incorrectly listed as Saturday, June 12th. The correct date is Saturday, June 9th. We apologize for the confusion.Read more...
This week we lost a national treasure. Doc Watson was 89.
Here are a couple of articles if you'd like to read further. Ry Cooder wrote the
NYTimes piece: http://goo.gl/Cpg9b
Washington Post: http://goo.gl/HlqG7
Reggae fans: Need some new plates for that upcoming DJ clash? Lots of classic reggae wax just arrived: I Roy, Augustus Pablo, King Tubby, Niney the Observer and, of course, Lee "Scratch" Perry. "Big up deh selector! Massive riddims straight from Jah!"Read more...
Check out what Alumnus Record Store Day Ambassador, Joshua Homme, is "informing you" about the new SCISSOR SISTERS record..MAGIC HOUR.
Get your fingers busy diggin' for some PRIMO new used vinyl. Lots of great & rare finds just in: T.Rex, Dead Boys, Marvin Gaye, Joy Division, Dylan, Miles, Tom Waits... all in addition to what you see here! (see that Funkadelic? It's got the 7" with it! NICE.)Read more...
Tuesday, May 22nd, 7:00 p.m.
The Electric Fetus welcomes 4onthefloor for an in-store performance celebrating the release of their new 7-inch! Join us for some great music and chat with the band while they sign afterwards.Read more...
Have you checked out our eBay store lately? Did you know we have one? If the answer is "no" to either question, get your clicker over to http://stores.ebay.com/musicattheelectricfetus. Find some rare, out-of-print collectors' items and other generally cool stuff. Right now we have Trampled By Turtles "Songs From A Ghost Town" CD, some cool rare jazz releases, and a rare Lifter Puller CD. Get to lookin' before they're gone!
New stuff gets posted all the time! Check it out here.Read more...
Come join us at our St. Cloud store for a very special in-store performance by the Okee Dokee Brothers on Sunday, May 20th at noon. This will be a lot of fun for the entire family, so bring the kids.Read more...
The new Beach House record, BLOOM, is out today. They also took part in Record Store Day 2012, releasing a special 7” single, only available at indie record stores. The A-side, “Lazuli” is on BLOOM, but we’ve got a special stream of the B-side of the single, “Equal Mind” which you can only get on the Record Store Day single. Check it out and then scoot on down to the store and pick up BLOOM.
Hear the new releases from Beach House and Best Coast on Tuesday, May 15th from 7-8pm.
Freebies with purchase and prizes from Sub Pop (must be present to win).Read more...
Tuesday, May 8th, 7:00 p.m.
Please join The Electric Fetus in welcoming Dylan Hicks for an in-store performance and signing to celebrate the release of his new album, "Dylan Hicks Sings Bolling Greene," and his new book, "Boarded Windows."Read more...
Tuesday, April 17th - 7:00 p.m.
Please join fans and friends at The Electric Fetus for an in-store performance by Aby Wolf & Her Claws to celebrate the release of their new self-titled album! Hear some great live music and stick around to have the new album signed by Aby and the band after their performance.Read more...
Tuesday, April 10th - 7:00 p.m.
Come on down to the Electric Fetus for a free, one-of-a-kind performance by Ill Chemistry (Desdamona & Carnage the Executioner)! The group is celebrating the release of their new album with a fun, intimate performance for fans and friends at The Fetus.Read more...
Wednesday, April 4th - 4:00 p.m.
Electric Fetus welcomes We Are Augustines for an in-store performance on Wednesday, April 4th at 4pm. That afternoon we'll have cool We Are Augustines lithos for the band to sign and pin packs when you buy "Rise Ye Sunken Ships."Read more...