• New Release Round-Up 05-25-18



    Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes

    Shawn Mendes - Shawn MendesShawn Mendes - Shawn MendesShawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes - Island
    Shawn Mendes releases his highly anticipated self-titled album via Island Records. The album includes previously released tracks, 'In My Blood' and 'Lost In Japan.' Current single 'In My Blood' is quickly approaching Top 10 airplay at Top 40 and Hot AC radio formats. He will support the album with numerous media appearances, which will include a week-long residency on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' in June.

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    Snow Patrol - Wildness

    Snow Patrol - WildnessSnow Patrol - WildnessSnow Patrol - Wildness - Republic
    Since releasing their debut album in 1998, Snow Patrol has gone on to be one of the biggest acts in the world. With over 10 million global album sales, 1 billion global track streams, 5 UK Platinum awards, 6 BRIT Award nominations, 1 GRAMMY nomination, 1 Mercury Music-Prize nomination, a massive and passionate fan base, the band is back with their 7th album, Wildness. Wildness follows Snow Patrol's 2011 record, Fallen Empires, and finds the group reuniting with longtime producer Jackknife Lee.

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    The Flaming Lips - Seeing The Unseeable: The Complete Studio Recordings Of The Flaming Lips 1986-1990 - Rhino
    Seeing The Unseeable brings all four studio albums that the band released on Restless Records between 1984 and 1990: Hear It Is (1986), Oh My Gawd!!!...The Flaming Lips (1987), Telepathic Surgery (1989) and In A Priest Driven Ambulance (With Silver Sunshine Stares) (1990). Among the set’s many sonic treasures are: “Godzilla Flick,” “Unconsciously Screaming,” “One Million Billionth Of A Millisecond On A Sunday Morning” and their cover of the classic “(What A) Wonderful World.”  The set is also packed with rare recordings originally released as b-sides, flexi discs, and on various compilations like, the Sub Pop single “Strychnine/Peace, Love And Understanding” and a cover of “After The Gold Rush” from a 1989 Neil Young tribute album Also included is The Mushroom Tapes, the series of demos for the band’s final Restless album, In A Priest Driven Ambulance, only previously issued on the Rykodisc compilation CD, The Day They Shot A Hole In the Jesus Egg.

    Tracyanne & Danny - Tracyanne & Danny - Merge Records
    Tracyanne & Danny is a new collaborative project between singer-songwriters Tracyanne Campbell (Camera Obscura) and Danny Coughlan (Crybaby). Tracyanne hails from Glasgow, Scotland. London-born Danny is based in Bristol, England. Their paths first crossed in 2013 when introduced by mutual music industry pals. Tracyanne dug Danny’s Crybaby album (released on Helium Records) and invited him to open some Camera Obscura shows in the UK.  Mutual artistic respect led to the swapping of song ideas, but tentative plans to work together were set aside while Camera Obscura wrote, recorded, released, and promoted their fifth album Desire LinesFollowing the death of Camera Obscura’s Carey Lander, all band activity stopped. Time passed. Tracyanne and Danny revisited the idea of collaborating. A pool of songs were honed and crafted. On the suggestion of their manager (and Teenage Fanclub drummer) Francis Macdonald, they recorded at Clashnarrow, a studio in Helmsdale in the highlands of Scotland owned by the esteemed Edwyn Collins. 

    Xavier Rudd - Storm Boy

    Xavier Rudd - Storm BoyXavier Rudd - Storm BoyXavier Rudd - Storm Boy - Nettwerk Records
    Produced by Chris Bond (Ben Howard, Tom Speight) and mixed by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, David Bowie, U2), Xavier Rudd's new album Storm Boy - his ninth studio album, and first solo album in six years - showcases his incomparable songwriting craftsmanship and is an impressive addition to his ever-growing legacy.

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    Jonathan Davis - Black Labyrinth - Sumerian Records
    It would be nearly impossible to mistake anyone else for Jonathan Davis. A true original, the Bakersfield, CA singer, songwriter, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist indelibly impacts millions as frontman for alt-metal/rock game-changers KoRn—whose accolades encompass two GRAMMY® Award wins, worldwide sales of 40 million-plus, and countless sold out shows in nearly every corner of the globe. Throughout over 20 years in music, his presence coursed through the film scores, contributions to popular video game franchises, and official remixes for the likes of Steve Aoki and more. Along the way, he lent his voice to tracks for everyone from Linkin Park to Tech N9ne. However, 2018 sees him doing something he has yet to do: release his first solo album. Writing and recording on the road, he played guitar, keys, and anything else he could get his hands on. Moreover, the music was primarily record live. Led by the single “What It Is,” it continues a tradition by boldly treading new territory. “I’ve always got to be different,” he leaves off. “Once again, I’m doing something I haven’t heard before. This is my swan song. It’s my fucking masterpiece up to this point.”


    Prince - Nothing Compares 2 U [Vinyl Single] - Warner Bros
    "Nothing Compares 2 U" contains the original version of the iconic song. This previously unreleased version was recorded in 1984, six years before 1990's classic reimagining by Sinéad O'Connor and before Prince started performing the song live. The track was recorded at the Flying Cloud Drive 'Warehouse' in Eden Prairie by Prince's long-time engineer Susan Rogers, and originally composed, arranged and performed in its entirety by Prince, aside from the backing vocals by Susannah Melvoin and Paul "St. Paul" Peterson. Also featured on the original track is saxophone work by Eric Leeds.

     



    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Chvrches - Love Is Dead
    Jo Passed - Their Prime
    Biffy Clyro - Mtv Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse London
    Hoobastank - Push Pull
    Big Scoob - Duality
    Joshua Redman - Still Dreaming
    Jeremy Enigk - Return Of The Frog Queen: Deluxe
    John Powell - Solo: A Star Wars Story [Soundtrack]
    Lithics - Mating Surfaces
    Jennifer Warnes - Another Time, Another Place
    Thunderpussy - Thunderpussy
    Fortunate Ones - Hold Fast
    Graveyard - Peace
    Brownout - Fear Of A Brown Planet
    Split Cranium - I'm The Devil And I'm Ok
    Bleeding Through - Love Will Kill All

    & More .....

    Wallows - Spring EP [Pink & Green Vinyl]
    Jenny Hval - The Long Sleep EP
    The Alarm - Two Rivers
    Passenger - Hell Or High Water  Video Available
    Arthur Buck - Forever Waiting
    Jennifer Lopez - Dinero
    State Champs - Mine Is Gold
    The Love Language - Southern Doldrums / Castle In The Sky
    Buddy Guy - Nine Below Zero








     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Father John Misty - God's Favorite Customer

    Father John Misty - God's Favorite CustomerFather John Misty - God's Favorite CustomerFather John Misty - God's Favorite Customer - Sub Pop
    Written largely in New York between summer 2016 and winter 2017, Josh Tillman’s fourth Father John Misty LP, God's Favorite Customer, reflects on the experience of being caught between the vertigo of heartbreak and the manic throes of freedom. God’s Favorite Customer reveals a bittersweetness and directness in Tillman’s songwriting, without sacrificing any of his wit or taste for the absurd. From “Mr. Tillman,” where he trains his lens on his own misadventure, to the cavernous pain of estrangement in “Please Don’t Die,” Tillman plays with perspective throughout to alternatingly hilarious and devastating effect. “We’re Only People (And There’s Not Much Anyone Can Do About That)” is a meditation on our inner lives and the limitations we experience in our attempts to give and receive love. It stands in solidarity with the title track, which examines the ironic relationship between forgiveness and sin. Together, these are songs that demand to know either real love or what comes after, and as the album progresses, that entreaty leads to discovering the latter’s true stakes. God's Favorite Customer was produced by Tillman and recorded with Jonathan Rado (Foxygen), Dave Cerminara (Jonathan Wilson, Foster the People, Conor Oberst), and Trevor Spencer (FJM). The album features contributions from Haxan Cloak, Natalie Mering of Weyes Blood, longtime collaborator Jonathan Wilson, and members of Misty’s touring band.

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    Neko Case - Hell On

    Neko Case - Hell OnNeko Case - Hell OnNeko Case - Hell-On - Anti
    Producer/singer/songwriter Neko Case has won a large and loyal audience for her smoky, sophisticated vocals and the downcast beauty of her music. Now more than 23 years into her musical calling, Case is the consummate career artist--fearless and versatile, with a fierce work ethic and a constant drive to search deeper within herself for creative growth. On June 1st, Anti- will release Neko Case’s ‘Hell-On,’ an indelible collection of colorful, enigmatic storytelling that features some of her most daring, through-composed arrangements to date. Produced by Neko with help from Bjorn Yttling (Peter Bjorn & John), ‘Hell On’ is simultaneously the most accessible and most challenging album in a rich and varied career that’s offered plenty of both. Rife with withering self-critique, muted reflection, anthemic affirmation, and her unique poetic sensibility, the 12 tracks of ‘Hell On’ — which features collaborations such as Joey Burns, Beth Ditto, Kelly Hogan, KD Lang, AC Newman, Paul Rigby, Laura Veirs, and more.

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    Roger Daltrey - As Long As I Have You

    Roger Daltrey - As Long As I Have YouRoger Daltrey - As Long As I Have YouRoger Daltrey - As Long As I Have You - Republic
    Legendary front man of The Who, Roger Daltrey, to release brand-new studio album, 'As Long As I Have You,' on 6/1. 'As Long As I Have You' is Roger’s first solo album since 1992. The album will feature 11 new studio recordings of new Roger Daltrey written tracks and covers of tracks from the likes of Steve Stills, Parliament, Nick Cave, Stevie Wonder & Dusty Springfield. Additionally, the album features guitar from Pete Townshend. 'As Long As I Have You' was produced by the iconic producer Dave Eringa.


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    Ben Howard - Noonday Dream

    Ben Howard - Noonday DreamBen Howard - Noonday DreamBen Howard - Noonday Dream - Republic
    'Noonday Dream,' the highly anticipated new album from Ben Howard, is set for release 6/1 on Republic Records. 'Noonday Dream' was written and produced by Howard, with production contributions from regular collaborator and band-mate Mickey Smith. Howard's music has amassed well over half a billion streams to date and has earned the singer-songwriter an Ivor Novello Award nomination, the U.K.'s most prestigious songwriting accolade, in addition to two Brit Awards in 2012 for 'British Breakthrough' and 'British Solo Male Artist.'

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    American Aquarium - Things Change

    American Aquarium - Things ChangeAmerican Aquarium - Things ChangeAmerican Aquarium - Things Change - New West
    In the lush tobacco fields of North Carolina where BJ Barham was raised, people work hard. Families stay nearby, toiling and growing together. BJ loves those farms and his tiny Reidsville hometown, but he had to run off and start American Aquarium, a band now beloved by thousands. BJ couldn’t stay. But he couldn’t really leave, either: he’s still singing about the lessons, stories, and lives that define rural America––and him. Recorded at 3CG Records in Tulsa, Oklahoma, American Aquarium’s seventh studio album, Things Change was produced by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter John Fulbright and features cameos from Americana standouts including John Moreland and Jamie Lin Wilson. Stacked with BJ’s signature storytelling––always deeply personal but also instantly relatable––Things Change questions and curses current events, shares one man’s intimate evolution, and leaves listeners with a priceless gift: hope. BJ’s candor has fueled American Aquarium’s runaway appeal, visible most clearly in consistently sold-out shows across the country and throughout Europe - between 200 and 250 dates a year. Much has changed for the band and BJ since their acclaimed last effort, Wolves. In 2017, every American Aquarium member save BJ quit the group. American Aquarium has featured about 30 players since BJ founded the outfit in 2006, and while each member has left indelible marks, the band has always been anchored by the literary songs and sometimes roaring, sometimes whispering, drawl of BJ Barham. Featuring a new band lineup that includes Shane Boeker on lead guitar, drummer Joey Bybee, bassist Ben Hussey, and Adam Kurtz on pedal steel and electric guitar, as well as a reinvigorated frontman in BJ, Things Change is American Aquarium’s first release on a label after selling thousands of records on their own.

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    Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson - Apart EP

    Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson - Apart EPPete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson - Apart EPPete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson - Apart EP - Capitol
    2018 collaboration between the singer/songwriter and actress/vocalist, and follow up to their 2009 album ‘Break Up’. Comprised of 5 new recordings, including the single “Bad Dreams” (a cover of Brooklyn-based band The Echo Friendly’s “Worried”), and a new version of “Tomorrow” (previously featured on Yorn’s 2014 album ‘ArrangingTime’). “If Break Up was dealing with an unraveling relationship, Apart is dealing with the aftermath,” Yorn explains. “It acknowledges the array of heavy emotions that come up living separate lives. You’re getting used to the idea of not being with someone who has been a big part of your life.” Scarlett Johansson adds, “Being able to revisit this project with Pete in a totally different context but within the same creative parameters is a unique artistic opportunity for me.”

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    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.

     

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  • Web Orders Update

    Our web department is working hard to process hundreds of orders right now. Please understand that we are a small department that can't be there 24-7.

    Prince - Nothing Compares 2 U purple 7" single:

    We started shipping those orders on May 1st. Tracking numbers are being emailed, but we are finding that several of our emails are bouncing back due to a blocking issue with our internet service provider. If you received confirmation of a 5-digit or 6-digit order number and you didn't make multiple orders, you will receive that order. We are getting to order inquiries at websales@electricfetus.com, but keep in mind our bounceback issue. Inquiries made in private Facebook messages are also addressed. https://www.facebook.com/ElectricFetusMPLS/ It's important to note your order number. If you ordered more than one copy, your order will be cut to one copy and partial refunds will be made to those who payed via PayPal. Dealing with the people who have tried to order multiple copies has taken time away from filling orders.

    While all this is going on, we are also filling current orders for other merchandise. We do appreciate your patience as we strive for excellent customer service!

    Thank you,

    The Electric Fetus Web Department

    ADDITIONAL NOTE: THE STORE IS ALSO SOLD OUT OF THE PURPLE PRINCE 7" NOTHING COMPARES 2 U SINGLE.

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  • High Fidelity at The Electric Fetus

    High Fidelity at The Electric Fetus

    Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

    May 4-6, 11-13 and 18-20, 2018

    We are excited to host the Minneapolis Musical Theatre's unique production of High Fidelity in the store over three weekends in May. This immersive theater experience, where audience members will be inside a real record store with the production surrounding them, is a first for both Minneapolis Musical Theatre and the Electric Fetus. The production is designed as a fun and interactive experience, where audience members will be patrons in the record store, moving throughout the venue and on their feet during the entire performance.  There is no traditional theatre seating available.  Please note: we do anticipate having limited seating available only for patrons with special accessibility needs. Any patrons with special needs may contact MMT at info@aboutmmt.org

    Performance dates/times:
    Friday, May 4th - 9:30 pm
    Saturday, May 5th - 8:30 pm
    Sunday, May 6th - 7:00 pm
    Friday, May 11th - 9:30 pm
    Saturday, May 12th - 8:30 pm
    Sunday, May 13th - 7:00 pm
    Friday, May 18th - 9:30 pm
    Saturday, May 19th - 8:30 pm
    Sunday, May 20th - 7:00 pm
    CLICK HERE to order tickets ($30 each)
    (We don't have tickets available in the store)
    We hope to see you in the aisles for this special production!
    More about the story:
    When Brooklyn record store owner Rob finds himself unexpectedly dumped, his life takes a music-filled turn toward the introspective. Based on the popular novel by Nick Hornby, High Fidelity follows Rob as he struggles to discover how his relationship went awry, and strives to change his life in order to win back his sweetheart Laura. With memorable characters and a rock-and-roll score, this homage to music geek culture explores love, heartbreak, and the power of the perfect soundtrack.
    More info also available at http://www.aboutmmt.org

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  • Electric Fetus 50th Anniversary Party at First Avenue

    Electric Fetus 50th Anniversary Party at First Avenue

    First Avenue - Minneapolis

    Saturday, June 9th - 7:00 p.m.

    Holy crap...we're turning 50! Celebrate with us at First Avenue!! 

    Electric Fetus' 50th Anniversary Party featuring Real Estate, Habibi, Flamin' Oh's, Last Import, DJ Roy Freedom and emcee David Campbell. (18+)

    Tickets are $20 in advance and go on sale Friday, March 30th at noon, but friends of the Fetus may get in on a presale Wednesday, March 28th from 10am-10pm.

    ORDER TICKETS HERE Pre-sale password: FIFTY

    RSVP on Facebook

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  • New Release Round-Up 05-18-18



    James Bay - Electric Light

    James Bay - Electric LightJames Bay - Electric LightJames Bay - Electric Light - Republic
    Following the success of his multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated debut album, Chaos & The Calm, James Bay releases his highly anticipated album, Electric Light, on via Republic Records. The album includes the single “Wild Love,” which recently entered Top 20 at Hot AC radio.

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    Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel - Mom & Pop Music
    The Grammy and Brit nominated Courtney Barnett returns with her second album - ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel.’ It follows her critically acclaimed 2015 debut album ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit’, and a recent top 10 collaborative record, ‘Lotta Sea Lice’, with Kurt Vile. One of the most distinctive voices in music, Courtney is known for mixing witty observations with un inching self-assessment - fast forward to now and although all of the cleaver turns of phrase and an eye for story telling are still there; this new collection of songs see a more serious and outwardly tone capturing the current social landscape yet still retaining moments of intimacy and warmth. As the world becomes more familiar with Courtney Barnett these songs feel comforting and emphatic yet that raw energy and the ability to make the listener think still remain..

    Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Sparkle Hard - Matador Records
    The fact that Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks have thrived, rather than simply endured, over 17 years and delivered six albums of buzzy, sub-cultural significance, constitutes an impressive legacy. The challenge with album number seven is one that any successful band with integrity faces: how to safeguard that legacy and hold on to their identity without rehashing old ground (unthinkable), and also say something meaningful while (crucially) having fun doing it? With Sparkle Hard, Malkmus, Mike Clark (keyboards), Joanna Bolme (bass) and Jake Morris (drums) do exactly that. It’s light ’n’ breezy, head-down heavy, audacious, melancholic and reflective, goodtime and bodacious, and it pulls off the smartest trick: it’s both unmistakeably The Jicks and – due to the streamlining of their trademark tics and turns, plus the introduction of some unexpected flourishes (Auto-Tune! A fiddle! Guest vocalist Kim Gordon! One seven-minute song with an acoustic folk intro!) – The Jicks refashioned. If 2014’s Wig Out At Jag Bags balanced the lengthy prog workouts of Pig Lib with Mirror Traffic’s sparky pop moments, then Sparkle Hard bears less obvious direct relation to what’s come before. It also has turbocharged energy and enthusiasm by the truckload.

    Matt Costa - Santa Rosa Fangs

    Matt Costa - Santa Rosa FangsMatt Costa - Santa Rosa FangsMatt Costa - Santa Rosa Fangs - Dangerbird
    Santa Rosa Fangs is critically acclaimed California-based singer/songwriter Matt Costa’s new full-length, his first in five years. The album was produced by Peter Matthew Bauer (The Walkmen) and Nick Stumpf (French Kicks). The tale of Santa Rosa Fangs centers around a young woman named Sharon, her two brothers Ritchie and Tony, and their story of love, loss, and coming of age in a timeless yet contemporary California. It is replete with long distance love affairs and nostalgic romances woven through the loom of tragedy and time.

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    Parquet Courts - Wide Awake! - Rough Trade US
    Wide Awake! is New York’s Parquet Courts’ fifth record since their formation eight years ago. It’s also their most groundbreaking. It’s an album about independence and individuality but also about collectivity and communitarianism. Love is at its center. There’s also a freshness here, a breaking of new territory that’s testament to the group’s restless spirit. In part, this may be attributed to the fact that it’s produced by Brian Burton, better known as Danger Mouse, but it’s also simply a triumph of their songwriter’s art. The songs, written by Austin Brown and Andrew Savage, are filled with their traditional punk rock passion, as well as a lyrical tenderness, but are elevated to even greater heights by the dynamic rhythmic propulsion of Max Savage (drums) and Sean Yeaton (bass). Ultimately then the message contained in Wide Awake! is complex. “In such a hateful era of culture, we stand in opposition to that — and to the nihilism used to cope with that — with ideas of passion and love,” Brown says. For Savage, it comes back to the deceptively complex goal of making people want to dance, powering the body for resistance through a combination of groove, joy, and indignation, “expressing anger constructively but without trying to accommodate anyone.” “The most exhilarating exercise from New York’s reigning indie-rockers laureate since their legend-making “Stoned and Starving” – as if you didn’t already have reason enough to be on high alert for Wide Awake!” – Stereogum “An urgent, fantastic return that sees the band at the very top of their game, and more together than ever” – DIY Mag

    The Sidekicks - Happiness Hours

    The Sidekicks - Happiness HoursThe Sidekicks - Happiness HoursThe Sidekicks - Happiness Hours - Epitaph
    On May 18, Ohio-based band The Sidekicks will release their fifth album, Happiness Hours. Nearly three years in the making, Happiness Hours follows 2015’s critically acclaimed Runners in the Nerved World. Produced, engineered, and mixed by John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile), Happiness Hours features some of the sunniest, most ebullient songs The Sidekicks have ever recorded—all ringing guitars, charging drums, and soaring vocals. That dynamic is more than apparent on the infectious lead single “Twins Twist,” which premieres today. With its warm harmonies and shining melody, bouncing groove and bittersweet lyrics, “Twins Twist” also reveals the more narrative-driven direction that The Sidekicks pursued in creating Happiness Hours. As vocalist/guitarist Steve Ciolek explains, those narratives reach squarely toward a kind of universal experience. “They are relative to my life, but they aren’t just about me,” says Ciolek, whose bandmates include drummer Matt Climer, guitarist/vocalist Toby Reif, and bassist/vocalist Ryan Starinsky. “Unlike when you’re a kid, when every song has to be about falling in love or breaking up—about me, me, me—you get to a point when you really want your art to be inclusive. You want everyone to be able to locate themselves somehow in your songs.”

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    Burn The Priest - Legion: XX - Epic
    RIAA-certified, Billboard chart-topping, Richmond, VA band LAMB OF GOD may be one of the biggest bands in modern metal, but they will never forget where they came from. Mark Morton (guitar), Willie Adler (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Chris Adler (drums) formed the first incarnation of the band, Burn The Priest, in the winter of 1994 after meeting four years earlier as students at Virginia Commonwealth University. Less than a year later, in the summer of 1995, they met vocalist Randy Blythe and the rest is global metal history. Guitarist Mark Morton says, "To truly understand the essence of the band BURN THE PRIEST, one must first consider the landscape in which it began: the mid-90s. Grunge and alternative music ruled the airwaves. Social media and the internet had yet to assume their role as our collective sources for entertainment and cultural exchange. It was a time when DIY 'zines turned us onto new bands and regional scenes, and 'copy and paste' still implied a print shop and a glue stick." BURN THE PRIEST's self-titled debut album, released via Philadelphia-based Legion Records, documented what was, in essence, a primal punk band performing metal. Ultimately, as they grew in local popularity, the five-piece chose to stray away from their name to avoid being associated with satanic metal, choosing the name LAMB OF GOD. Morton continues, "As our sound and songs developed, so did our goals... we began playing basement parties and warehouse shows and in doing so, we realized that the energy we were creating was transferable. The shows we played in those squats and warehouses [in Philadelphia] and the people we met there are forever embedded in our collective consciousness and the DNA of our band." As they enter their 20th year since releasing their first self-titled album as BURN THE PRIEST, the band will release a full-length covers album that reflects on the greatness of classic punk, hardcore, crossover and noise - rock subgenres that contributed to what LAMB OF GOD - and indeed, the world - now view as modern heavy metal. As BURN THE PRIEST, the band presents Legion: XX featuring tracks originally performed by Cro-Mags, Agnostic Front, Quicksand, Ministry, Bad Brains, Melvins, S.O.D., The Accused, Big Black and Richmond punk band Sliang Laos. The tracks are performed with the unmistakable precision that has kept the band vital for two decades, but ultimately harks back to the raw, punk-driven sound first explored by four unsuspecting college students and a line cook-turned-vocalist in their formative years. Produced with Josh Wilbur at the helm, Legion: XX exhibits BURN THE PRIEST in their true element. This LP version is 150g vinyl, Coke bottle color with white and black 'smoke.'

     



    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Quiet Slang - Everything Matters But No One Is Listening
    Ray LaMontagne - Part Of The Light
    Forest Swords - Forest Swords Dj-Kicks
    Ash - Islands
    Five Finger Death Punch - And Justice For None
    Joe Bonamassa - British Blues Explosion Live
    Family of the Year - Goodbye Sunshine, Hello Nighttime
    The Sheepdogs - Changing Colours
    Otis Redding - Dock Of The Bay Sessions
    Trent Harmon - You Got 'Em All
    BTS - Love Yourself: Tear
    Deadpool 2 [Soundtrack]
    Lenny Kravitz - Greatest Hits
    Kelly Willis - Back Being Blue
    BOY - Acoustic Collection
    Ziggy Marley - Rebellion Rises
    Joan Armatrading - Not Too Far Away
    Jonny Greenwood - Bodysong.
    Bombino - Deran
    At The Gates - To Drink From The Night Itself
    Eternal Summers - Every Day It Feels Like I'm Dying...
    John Wesley Harding - Greatest Other People's Hits
    TT - LoveLaws


    & More .....

    Calpurnia - Greyhound/Louie [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition]
    Alice Merton - No Roots EP
    Phil Cook - Another Mother's Son








     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Snow Patrol - Wildness

    Snow Patrol - WildnessSnow Patrol - WildnessSnow Patrol - Wildness - Republic
    Since releasing their debut album in 1998, Snow Patrol has gone on to be one of the biggest acts in the world. With over 10 million global album sales, 1 billion global track streams, 5 UK Platinum awards, 6 BRIT Award nominations, 1 GRAMMY nomination, 1 Mercury Music-Prize nomination, a massive and passionate fan base, the band is back with their 7th album, Wildness, out 5/25. Wildness follows Snow Patrol's 2011 record, Fallen Empires, and finds the group reuniting with longtime producer Jackknife Lee.

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    Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes

    Shawn Mendes - Shawn MendesShawn Mendes - Shawn MendesShawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes - Island
    Shawn Mendes to release highly anticipated self-titled album on 5/25 via Island Records. The album will include previously released tracks, 'In My Blood' and 'Lost In Japan.' Current single 'In My Blood' is quickly approaching Top 10 airplay at Top 40 and Hot AC radio formats. He will support the album with numerous media appearances, which will include a week-long residency on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' in June.

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    Xavier Rudd - Storm Boy

    Xavier Rudd - Storm BoyXavier Rudd - Storm BoyXavier Rudd - Storm Boy - Nettwerk Records
    Produced by Chris Bond (Ben Howard, Tom Speight) and mixed by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, David Bowie, U2), Xavier Rudd's forthcoming album Storm Boy - his ninth studio album, and first solo album in six years - showcases his incomparable songwriting craftsmanship and is an impressive addition to his ever-growing legacy.

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    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.

     

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  • 2018 Wrecka Stow T-shirts and Zip Hoodies

    2018 Wrecka Stow T-shirts and Zip Hoodies

    The new Wrecka Stow t-shirts and hoodies are here!

    Officially licensed from Bravado, these black t-shirts and zip hoodies have Wrecka Stow in purple on the front and the Prince symbol in purple on the back.

    These are available in the Minneapolis store and online. Online orders of $49+ qualify for free shipping in the U.S.

    CLICK HERE TO ORDER

    April 19th update: Due to the high demands of Record Store Day, our web dept. will continue shipping orders the week of April 23rd. Thank you for your patience!

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  • Dan Israel In-store Performance & Signing

    Dan Israel In-store Performance & Signing

    Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

    Wednesday, May 2nd - 7:00 p.m.

    On Wednesday, May 2nd at 7:00 p.m., Dan Israel and his band will be here to celebrate his new release, You're Free. Following his set, Dan will sign copies of his new CD.

    The album, Israel’s fourteenth studio creation, was produced during a transitional period for the Twin Cities native. After twenty-one years on the job, Israel left his editorial position at the nonpartisan Revisor’s Office of the Minnesota State Legislature. This leap of faith has let Israel—for the first time in his adult life—concentrate chiefly on his music, and in addition to writing and recording, he’s been pursuing an active performing schedule, playing his own material as a solo act and bandleader, and putting together sets in tribute to some of his formative influences, including Bob Dylan and Tom Petty. He’s also using this time to find new ways to treat and cope with lifelong struggles with depression and anxiety.

    This event is free and open to all ages.

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  • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever In-store Performance & Signing

    Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever In-store Performance & Signing

    Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

    Monday, April 30th - 6:30 p.m.

    We're looking forward to hosting a free performance and signing from the Melbourne quintet/Sub Pop Records artist, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever on Monday, April 30th at 6:30 p.m. 

    This event is free and open to all ages.

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    Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever play the 7th St. Entry later that night.

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  • Prince - Nothing Compares 2 U - 7" Single

    Prince - Nothing Compares 2 U - 7" Single

    UPDATE: Thursday, May 10th - This item is sold out in the store.

    UPDATE: Monday, April 23rd (3:30 CST) - There are no longer any copies of this single available for web orders.

    Prince 7” single – Nothing Compares 2 U (previously unreleased studio version)

    Purple Vinyl – 1,984 copies

    24.99

    Purchase details (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

    Purchase in person at Minneapolis store. ONE copy per person.

    Several hundred copies are now for sale in person at Electric Fetus - Minneapolis. NO PHONE ORDERS OR HOLDS. NO EXCEPTIONS.

    Purchase via the website: ONE copy per person.

    UPDATE: Monday, April 23rd (3:30 CST) - There are no longer any copies of this single available for web orders.

    There are also several hundred copies set aside for web order customers.

    NOTE: There is a strict limit of one of these per person. No exceptions. If you order more than one copy, your order will be cancelled and you will lose your place in the order line. Due to the high demand, your order may not ship for up to 4-6 weeks from placement. We appreciate your patience.

    For customers outside the U.S., your purchase is marked as merchandise for customs. We are not responsible if your order is held up in customs and you have an additional customs fee to pay. We will email you a tracking number when your order is shipped so you know when to expect it. Some countries will return items that are unclaimed in customs and we're not responsible for additional shipping charges.

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  • Trampled By Turtles PRIVATE In-store Performance & Signing

    Trampled By Turtles PRIVATE In-store Performance & Signing

    Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

    Saturday, May 5th - 1:00 p.m.

    Please join The Electric Fetus in welcoming Trampled by Turtles for a special, private in-store performance on Saturday, May 5thto celebrate the upcoming release of their new album, Life is Good on the Open Road.
    Trampled By Turtles will be performing and signing at 1:00. There are a limited number of passes for the show, so make sure to secure your spot! Here's how:

    The first 200 people to pre-purchase the new Trampled By Turtles release Life is Good on the Open Road (11.99 CD or 18.99 LP) will receive a pass for the private in-store performance at our Minneapolis location. You may pick up your pre-ordered item on its release day of May 4th or at the event.

     
    PASSES AVAILABLE NOW! Purchases may be made in person only at Electric Fetus, 2000 4thAve. S. in Minneapolis. There are no holds, phone orders or web orders for the pre-order passes.


    A couple restrictions you should know: 

    • Customers will receive one pass per CD or LP purchased. Pass allows entry for one person only.

    • Each customer may purchase a maximum of 4 passes.

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  • 2018 Prince Tweet T-shirt now in stock

    2018 Prince Tweet T-shirt now in stock

    This is the 2018 version of the t-shirt commemorating Prince's tweet after his visit to Electric Fetus on Record Store Day 2016.

    Available in the Minneapolis store and online.

    CLICK HERE TO ORDER SIZE SM

    CLICK HERE TO ORDER SIZE MD

    CLICK HERE TO ORDER SIZE LG

    CLICK HERE TO ORDER SIZE XL

    CLICK HERE TO ORDER SIZE 2XL

    CLICK HERE TO ORDER SIZE 3XL

    April 19th update: Due to the high demands of Record Store Day, our web dept. will continue shipping orders the week of April 23rd. Thank you for your patience!

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  • Electric Fetus/Brickmania LEGO® Retro Turntable Set

    Electric Fetus/Brickmania LEGO® Retro Turntable Set

    Available in the Minneapolis store and online now, this Brickmania "Retro Turntable" creation contains 76 LEGO® elements plus printed instructions. Available in the Duluth store soon!

    U.S. orders of two or more receive free shipping.

    CLICK HERE TO ORDER

    April 19th update: Due to the high demands of Record Store Day, our web dept. will continue shipping orders the week of April 23rd. Thank you for your patience!

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  • Electric Fetus/Brickmania LEGO® Girl Minifigure Set

    Electric Fetus/Brickmania LEGO® Girl Minifigure Set

    She's here! A Brickmania creation inspired by the famous print by Adam Turman, this custom-printed LEGO® minifigure lets you bring home your very own "Fetus Girl" and a piece of history from The Electric Fetus. She comes with a printed record crate and 4 blank records for you to customize with stickers from six Minnesota artists: Atmosphere, Babes in Toyland, Charlie Parr, Bob Dylan, Hippo Campus and Sonny Knight & the Lakers.

    Available in the Minneapolis store and online now. Available in the Duluth store soon!

    Depending on quantity available, orders may take 4-6 weeks to fill. We will update via email. U.S. orders of two or more receive free shipping.

    CLICK HERE TO ORDER

    April 19th update: Due to the high demands of Record Store Day, our web dept. will continue shipping orders the week of April 23rd. Thank you for your patience!

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  • Record Store Day 2018 at Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

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    Below is a quick list of what's happening at our Minneapolis store on Record Store Day 2018 - April 21st

    Live Music Schedule

    9:15 a.m. - Edison High School Jazz Band
    10:30 a.m. - DJ Jake Rudh of Transmission
    Noon - Chris Koza
    1:15 p.m. - Dusty Heart
    2:30 p.m. - Two Harbors
     
    3:45 p.m. - Greg Grease
    5:00 p.m. - Why Not

    Check out the rockin' kids' craft area in the lounge from 10-3. DJ Funsize will spin tunes starting at 10:30, and cool activities for the kids include projects recycling old vinyl, make your own album cover and more!

     

    Food & Drink

    Peace Coffee's mission is to craft a delicious coffee experience in collaboration with communities all around the globe.  Proudly roasting, pedaling & brewing outstanding fair trade & organic coffee in the heart of south Minneapolis since 1996, Peace Coffee will get the Record Store Day crowd fueled up for a great day of music.

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    Glam Doll Donuts are a Record Store Day tradition at The Fetus! Glam Doll places the utmost importance on the quality of the product they provide, proudly crafting all of their doughs, fillings, and toppings 100% from scratch. Their daring and delicious donut combinations demand an encore. Find them on Eat Street and a second location in NE Mpls.

    Natedogs

    Natedogs has received national acclaim as one of the best food trucks in America, and we're excited to have him back for Record Store Day. Nate uses all-natural, locally sourced hot dogs and brats, and features his own brand of honey-spiced mustard. Before, during and after record shopping...any time is the right time for a stop at the Natedogs food truck!

    O'Cheeze

    The O'Cheeze truck will be new to our Record Store Day scene this year. Haley and Tony Fritz have taken their love for grilled cheese and brought it to the streets. Our mouth is already watering, wondering what grilled cheese works of art are in store for us on RSD.

    MN Nice Cream

    Minnesota Nice Cream is in the business of serving made-to-order, over-the-top soft serve creations. Their locally sourced soft serve is served in your choice of waffle cone, dish, shake...sometimes even sandwiched between two cookies or donuts! We're excited to have them joining our Record Store Day fun behind the store.

    Heggies Pizza

    Watch for our friends from Heggies Pizza early in the morning on Record Store Day. They'll be handing out pizzas to those in line before the store opens.

     

     

    Other Fun Stuff

    • Free goodie bags with purchase (while supplies last)

    • Hourly giveaways, including Electric Fetus gift cards and t-shirts, concert tickets, vinyl & more (must be present to win)

    • Special Electric Fetus Record Store Day poster designed by Heather Jeche of Cat Eye Design - free with a $50 purchase while supplies last

    Visit the Warner Music Group table behind the store for posters and other free goodies!

      

    Thanks to these additional sponsors for their Record Store Day support as well:

     

    Once again Dangerous Man Brewing Co. has teamed up with The Electric Fetus to create a unique beer for music's biggest holiday. Record Store Day Beer is available exclusively in the Dangerous Man Taproom at 1300 2nd St. NE, Mpls 55413.

    Twin Town Guitars

    Twin Town Guitars buys, sells, trades, and offers full repair for acoustic and electric guitars, basses, amplifiers, keyboards, drums, other musical accessories and gear. They also offer private music lessons.

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  • Sharon L. Nelson signing for the John L. Nelson Project release

    Sharon L. Nelson signing for the John L. Nelson Project release

    Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

    Sunday, April 22nd - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    On Sunday, April 22nd, we'll welcome Sharon L. Nelson to the store for a CD signing. Sharon will sign copies of the John L. Nelson Project release Don't Play With Love.

    More info on this release from ropeadope.com:

    It is with distinct pleasure that we announce the release of The John L. Nelson Project - Don't Play With Love. The long anticipated album was in discussion between Nelson and his eldest daughter Sharon many years ago, before Prince Rogers Nelson changed the world of music. Shelved as John L. Nelson frequently collaborated with Prince, the project re-appeared in serendipitous fashion: the sheet music falling out of a cabinet as Sharon Nelson was organizing (yes, just like the movie). Sharon brought the great Louis Hayes (Prince's cousin) to Paisley Park with his seasoned band - including Richard Germanson, Dezron Douglas, Vincent Herring, and Jeremy Pelt - and they laid down seven tracks live. 

    The intense history paints the picture, yet the players and the melodies let the music jump right off the canvas. Don't Play With Love is a journey from the past to the present - we get the sense of an earlier time yet we feel all of the human emotion that rings true for eternity.

    Our dad was a loving, caring, hardworking father and a prolific jazz musician most notably known as the father of the musical genius, our brother Prince. Our dad wrote and composed many songs, but they were never recorded until now. He was Prince’s musical inspiration, and this project is very special because it was recorded in Paisley Park and guided by the spirits of my father and brother Prince.  (Sharon L. Nelson)

    This event is free and open to all ages.

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Music Releases 05-25-18

Artist Title Price
Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes New CD: $13.99
Video
Snow Patrol Wildness [LP] New Vinyl: $29.98
Video
Chvrches Love Is Dead [Translucent Light Blue LP] New Vinyl: $19.98
The Flaming Lips Seeing The Unseeable: The Complete Studio Recordings Of The Flaming Lips 1986-1990 New CD: $34.98
Tracyanne & Danny Tracyanne & Danny [LP] New Vinyl: $18.98
Xavier Rudd Storm Boy [LP] New Vinyl: $27.98
Video Upcoming Event
Jonathan Davis Black Labyrinth New CD: $12.98
Prince Nothing Compares 2 U [Vinyl Single] New Vinyl: $9.98
Jo Passed Their Prime [LP] New Vinyl: $19.99
Biffy Clyro Mtv Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse London [CD/DVD] New CD: $18.98
Hoobastank Push Pull [LP] New Vinyl: $19.98
Wallows Spring EP [Pink & Green Vinyl] New Vinyl: $16.98
Big Scoob Duality New CD: $18.98
Joshua Redman Still Dreaming [LP] New Vinyl: $20.98
Jeremy Enigk Return Of The Frog Queen: Deluxe [LP] New Vinyl: $22.99
John Powell Solo: A Star Wars Story [Soundtrack] New CD: $13.95
Lithics Mating Surfaces [LP] New Vinyl: $19.99
Jennifer Warnes Another Time, Another Place New CD: $11.98
Thunderpussy Thunderpussy [2LP] New Vinyl: $34.98
Fortunate Ones Hold Fast [LP] New Vinyl: $20.98

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Movie Releases 05-25-18

Artist Title Price
Annihilation [Movie] Annihilation New Blu-Ray: $39.99
Chrissie Hynde Alone With Chrissie Hynde [DVD] New DVD: $14.38
The Beatles The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles [DVD] New DVD: $14.38
Elvis Presley Just Elvis: All His Ed Sullivan Show Performances [DVD] New DVD: $14.38

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