• New Release Round-Up 07-20-18



    New Releases 20 July 2018


    Kanye West - Ye - Def Jam
    The seven-track release from Kanye West was streamed live from Wyoming and featured guest appearances from 070 Shake, DeJ Loaf, Jeremih, Kid Cudi, John Legend, Nicki Minaj, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Ty Dolla $ign, Valee and Charlie Wilson. Vinyl to follow next week.

    Ty Segall & White Fence - Joy - Drag City
    Ty Segall & White Fence are AS ONE again. Six years after their fun favorite "Hair" collaboration, and jeez, almost four years after Ty produced the last White Fence record "For the Recently Found Innocent", they're back at it. But the second time around, it's no Hair 2 - Joy is its own reward. Tim Presley and Ty take it up a notch, with fifteen wild tracks that share space in an effortless fashion, dispersing doses of the fabled vintage obsessions, but threading them together instead with their own sound of today. Joy, indeed!

    Lori Mckenna - The Tree - CN Records
    Home and the people who make it have captivated Lori Mckenna for years. Over the last three decades, as she became a wife and mother of five, she has also emerged as one of the most respected, prolific singer-songwriters in popular music. Her 2016 release The Bird and the Rifle netted three Grammy nominations, along with Americana Music Association nods all firsts for McKenna as an artist. Then, she made history: In 2016, she became the first woman ever to win the Country Music Association's Song of the Year two years in a row thanks to co-writing Little Big Town's Girl Crush and penning Tim McGraw's no. 1 Humble and Kind solo. Both songs also clinched back-to-back Grammy wins for Best Country Song. In 2017, she became the Academy of Country Music's first female Songwriter of the Year. The Tree is her much-anticipated eleventh studio album. Produced by Dave Cobb, The Tree takes one of McKenna's signature themes family and builds a tapestry of experiences she has lived and overheard, been told and dreamed up, to create a stunning ode to life's defining relationships.

    The Internet - Hive Mind - Sony
    Hive Mind is the new album from The Internet, and is the follow up to 2015's critically acclaimed and Grammy nominated album Ego Death. With this new album, THE INTERNET present enormous growth in their creative chemistry and prove they are a five-person force whose singular talents created one phenomenal whole. The album is written and produced entirely by THE INTERNET - Syd (vocalist/songwriter), Matt Martians (producer), Steve Lacy (guitarist/vocalist/songwriter), Patrick Paige II (songwriter/bassist), and Christopher Smith (songwriter/drummer). And it is with a sense of togetherness - not just for them, but for everyone - that the band chose to highlight as a major theme for Hive Mind. "After making a few songs we realized that we really want to use this album to live by example and promote camaraderie amongst young black people," Syd reveals. "We realized that we're the only band of our kind. And we want to really solidify ourselves as that, as the best." With the chaos of the current world considered, all of THE INTERNET wanted to champion good feelings and the joy of following your heart and passions, in addition to using their own positive relationships and experiences to inspire their community. The band unearthed an even deeper purpose as they collaborated on HIVE MIND. The result is not just one of the greatest records in the band's already phenomenal catalogue, but is easily one of the best albums of 2018, from five amazing people already leaving an indelible mark on pop music.

     



    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Nav - Reckless
    Rick Astley - Beautiful Life
    Kyle - Light Of Mine
    77:78 - Jellies
    Boy Azooga - 1,2, Kung Fu
    Punch Brothers - All Ashore
    Ume - Other Nature
    Skeletonwitch - Devouring Radiant Light
    Nathan Salsburg - Third
    Eisley - I'm Only Dreaming...Of Days Long Past
    Seth Walker - Live At Mauch Chunk Opera House
    The Agony Scene - Tormentor

    & More .....

    Amanda Shires - Parking Lot Pirouette
    Devotchka - Straight Shot
    Ultraphonix - Another Day









     



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  • The Time - Ice Cream Castle vinyl reissue - Tues., July 24th

    The Time - Ice Cream Castle vinyl reissue - Tues., July 24th

    Electric Fetus - Minneapolis, Duluth and online

    On Tuesday, July 24th, The Time - Ice Cream Castle will be reissued on neopolitan vinyl as part of Rhino Records' Back to the 80s promotion in July. All month long Rhino has been reissuing some 80s classics on vinyl, on Tuesdays.

    PRE-ORDER HERE

    Don't forget our Vinyl Happy Hour every Tuesday! For every $20 you spend on new LPs, you can get up to $5 in used LPs free. A few restrictions apply.

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  • Construction Update

    Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

    Construction update: Our 4th Ave driveway is closed due to the road construction project. You may enter on Franklin Ave. The traffic heading westbound over the Franklin Ave bridge makes it difficult to exit onto Franklin so it’s best to exit through the alley south to 22nd St.

    We appreciate your patience and perseverance.

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  • New Release Round-Up 07-13-18



    New Releases 13 July 2018

    Drake - Scorpion - Republic
    The 25-track fifth studio release for the Canadian hip-hop artist Drake features guest appearances from Jay-Z and Ty Dollar $ign as well as vocals from Michael Jackson and Static Major.

    Dirty Projectors - Lamp Lit Prose - Domino
    Lamp Lit Prose’ arrives just over a year after 2017’s self-titled ‘Dirty Projectors.’ Here David Longstreth’s band returns with a new album that is the yang to the yin of the 2017 effort. The songs signal a page turned for Longstreth: hope instead of heartbreak, a restorative balance. Guitars have returned to the Dirty Projectors’ world, intricate and gorgeous vocal harmony too. The album begins with “Right Now,” David singing, “there was silence in my heart, but now I’m striking up the band.” In addition to the core musicians and guests, LA string group the Calder Quartet, and The Brass Players of Los Angeles both appear on several songs. ‘Lamp Lit Prose’ is a recommitment to the sounds and ideals of Dirty Projectors, embracing the band’s trademarks while pushing forward the sonic envelope. Lamp Lit Prose will be the ninth release for Dirty Projectors and comes with collaborations from HAIM, Syd, Robin Pecknold, Rostam Batmanglij, Amber Mark, Empress Of and Dear Nora. Lamp Lit Prose was recorded at Ivo Shandor in Los Angeles.

    Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love - Epitaph
    Deafheaven was formed in 2010 by vocalist George Clarke and guitarist Kerry McCoy. They released their debut studio album Roads To Judah in 2011 . They added drummer Daniel Tracy to the group and released their breakthrough album Sunbather in 2013. After rounding out their line up with guitarist Shiv Mehra and bassist Stephen Clark—each subsequent live set felt like a religious experience for the bigger (and bigger) shows that followed. Their third album, and first for ANTI-, 2015’s New Bermuda, was heavier, sturdier, and more grounded in the dirt than Sunbather. They toured extensively to support New Bermuda playing tours and festivals with Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Danzig, and Gojira. Deafheaven’s new album, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love, finds them working with old friends again. The Jack Shirley-produced and Nick Steinhardt-art directed (of Touché Amoré) collection gets its title from Graham Greene’s novel The End of the Affair, referencing a moment when someone is looking for love, in all of its imperfection and simple beauty. This sentiment is carried throughout the hazy, yearning romanticism of the record with song titles and words as sumptuous as the sounds around them. Clarke describes the composition of Ordinary Corrupt Human Love beginning with “small seeds of healing, repair, and rebirth,” and like each subsequent Deafheaven album, this record is, in fact, a revelation. Defeat has inspired some of our best art. If you survive something terrible, you surface on the other side, walk toward the light, and come back to life. If you’re an artist, this kind of new self-knowledge can lead to creating something universal and remembered, something that can live longer than you do. While Deafheaven have managed to cross over this road in the past, they’ve nailed the feeling wholly with Ordinary Corrupt Human Love, a feeling that comes with experience and wisdom. Yes, everybody deals with hurt, everybody’s been the cause of their own implosions, and everybody has the capacity to overcome and love again. Deafheaven have found a way to externalize all of this, and in making their most complete record to date, they turn it into a balm and a cathartic exorcism.

    Between The Buried And Me - Automata II - Sumerian Records
    This is PART TWO of Between The Buried And Me’s two-part eighth album and introductory offering for Sumerian Records, Automata. The North Carolina quintet—Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr. [lead vocals, keyboards], Paul Waggoner [lead and rhythm guitar, backing and lead vocals], Dustie Waring [rhythm and lead guitar], Blake Richardson [drums], and Dan Briggs [bass, keyboards]—explore these themes by personally smashing boundaries once again. Automata marks the band’s first proper double LP-spanning concept. They continue to expand their ever-evolving style, upholding a tradition of progression in the process.

     

    AHI - In Our Time

    AHI - In Our TimeAHI - In Our TimeAHI - In Our Time - Thirty Tigers
    Leading with his heart as much as with his head, AHI is an emotional yet discerning lyricist who would rather demonstrate love than use the word itself. He allows his light to shine inward but only to a degree, admitting to some autobiography on In Our Time but as glimpsed through an imaginative lens. While his music possesses a quality of timelessness, the sounds here reveal a broad spectrum of influence and also toe the line between retro and revelatory. None of that is by accident: the album, like its 2016 predecessor, We Made It Through the Wreckage, was recorded in Nashville -- a place AHI finds attractive for its sound and skilled studio hands rather than its glitzy polish -- and this time on analog-to-tape with flourishes of digital technology.

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    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again [Soundtrack]

    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again [Soundtrack]Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again [Soundtrack]Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again [Soundtrack] - Capitol
    Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, fans are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. With the film’s original cast returning and new additions including Lilly James and Academy Award® winner Cher, the musical comedy will open on July 20, 2018. Original ABBA member Benny Andersson produced and arranged the upcoming Soundtrack.

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    The Jayhawks - Back Roads And Abandoned Motels
    Grateful Dead - Anthem Of The Sun: 50th Anniversary Edition [Limited Edition Deluxe Picture Disc LP]
    The Magic Numbers - Outsiders
    Cowboy Junkies - All That Reckoning
    Rayland Baxter - Wide Awake
    Body/Head - The Switch
    Wet - Still Run
    Chelsea Grin - Eternal Nightmare
    Birds In Row - We Already Lost The World
    Ben Folds Five - The Complete Sessions at West 54th [Limited Edition Blue 2LP]
    The Rolling Stones - From The Vault: No Security. San Jose '99
    Jason Isbell - Sirens Of The Ditch: Deluxe Edition
    Amy Shark - Love Monster
    Real Friends - Composure
    Slightly Stoopid - Everyday Life, Everyday People
    Luluc - Sculptor
    Rodney Crowell - Acoustic Classics
    Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls: Platinum Edition [Limited Edition Pink/Blue LP]
    Jenn Champion - Single Rider


    & More .....

    Lucero - My Name Is Izzy [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
    Florida Georgia Line - Florida Georgia Line EP
    Jason Mraz - Might As Well Dance
    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Distant Sky (Live In Copenhagen)
    The Magpie Salute - For The Wind
    Tarja - Victim Of Ritual (Live At Woodstock)









     



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  • Low Cut Connie In-store Performance & Signing

    Low Cut Connie In-store Performance & Signing

    Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

    Monday, July 16th - 5:00 p.m.

    The Electric Fetus is excited to welcome Low Cut Connie to the store for a free performance on Monday, July 16th at 5:00 p.m. Following their performance, they’ll sign copies of Dirty Pictures (part 2).
    This event is free and open to all ages.
    Note: Low Cut Connie will return to Minneapolis for a show at First Avenue on Thursday, November 1st. We have those tickets for sale now.

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  • The Jayhawks PRIVATE In-store Performance & Signing

    The Jayhawks PRIVATE In-store Performance & Signing

    July 9th update: This event is now SOLD OUT! Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered for a pass.

    Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

    Monday, July 16th - 8:00 p.m.

    Please join The Electric Fetus in welcoming The Jayhawks back to the store for a special, private in-store performance on Monday, July 16th to celebrate the upcoming release of their new album, Back Roads and Abandoned Motels.
    The Jayhawks 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 200 people to pre-purchase Back Roads and Abandoned Motels on LP (17.99) or CD (11.99) will receive a pass for the private in-store performance at our Minneapolis location. Back Roads and Abandoned Motels will be released on CD and LP on July 13th. You may pick up your pre-ordered item at the July 16th event or anytime during regular store hours starting at 9:00 a.m. on July 13th.

    PASSES AVAILABLE NOW! Purchases may be made in person at the Minneapolis store or online.

    Here are the other logistics and 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.

    • Passes are available online now while supplies last. For orders placed on or before Tuesday, July 10th, passes will be mailed to you once payment is made. Your receipt must be brought to the store and presented to pick up pre-ordered item, and the pass gets you into the private event. Shipping charges will be waived for pre-orders for this event. Choose the Free shipping/Jayhawks promotion shipping option for no shipping charge. We will not ship out the product. It must be picked up at the store anytime after 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 13th.

    Online orders made after July 10th will be processed, but the pass(es) and receipt won't be mailed out. Those must be picked up anytime between when the order is processed and 7:30 p.m. on July 16th. Processing may take up to 24 hours, not including weekend days.

    • On Monday, July 16th, the store will close at 7:45 p.m.; doors open at 7:55 p.m.; The Jayhawks will play at approximately 8:00 p.m.

    • Customers must present their original pass to gain entry (no exceptions) to the private event. The receipt is needed for picking up the pre-ordered item.

    CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER THE CD TO GET YOUR PASS

    CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER THE LP TO GET YOUR PASS

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  • Closed on July 4th

    The Electric Fetus in Minneapolis and Duluth will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th for the Independence Day holiday.

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  • Roma di Luna In-Store Performance & Signing (Duluth)

    Roma di Luna In-Store Performance & Signing (Duluth)

    Electric Fetus - Duluth

    Saturday, June 30th - 5:00 p.m.

    Roma di Luna performs a short intimate unplugged set at The Electric Fetus Duluth before heading down the block to perform at Blacklist Beer with Toby Thomas Churchill. The band will also be signing copies of their acclaimed new LP We Were Made To Forgive

    This event is free and open to all ages.

    RSVP on Facebook

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  • Now, Now In-store Performance & Signing

    Now, Now In-store Performance & Signing

    Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

    June 28th - 7:00 p.m.

    On Thursday, June 28th at 7:00 pm, Now, Now will play a free set. Following their performance, they'll sign copies of their new CD/LP Saved.

    This event is free and open to all ages.

    RSVP on Facebook

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  • Thank You!!

    Thank You!!

    Thank you from The Electric Fetus...

    "A special thank you to our amazing community, customers, industry partners and current and former employees for 50 years of love and support. We wouldn't have been able to do it without everyone's dedication and hard work! A thank you seems inadequate. We are profoundly humbled. Here's to another 50+ years!!" -- The Electric Fetus

    The events of the last week have been a testament to the dedication of our staff, music community, vendor partners and amazing customers. Thank you to everyone who joined us for our in-store events, including The Hang Ups, Bobby Z, Andrea Swensson, Slug, Plain Ole BillReneé Austin and her band, Nomothetic and The Carnegies. Special shoutout to our sound man Joe Holland and the staff DJs who curated some fun sets for us on Sunday. Glam Doll Donuts and Naked Juice sweetened the birthday party on Sunday, as did prizes from Rhino Records, KOSS headphones and Sue McLean & Associates' Music in the Zoo...thank you!

    Saturday night's party at First Avenue was a blast. We're grateful to First Avenue & the 7th St. Entry and 89.3 The Current for hosting such a fun night. It was an honor to have Real Estate, Habibi, Flamin' Oh's, Last Import, DJ Roy Freedom and host David Campbell in the mainroom. Thank you to Phantom Tails for welcoming the Electric Fetus All-stars to the stage in the 7th St. Entry after their release party.

    Thank you to all the artists and community partners who sent us birthday wishes. It was fun sharing those on the big screen at First Avenue and on our social media. We also send our gratitude to Kristi Abbott, Wax Off DesignCat Eye Design and Brickmania for their creative contributions to our big anniversary. And One Simple Plan, thank you for getting our story out there...the last 10 years with you have rocked. 

    Last, but never least, a massive thanks to the wonderful customers who made us what we are the last 50 years. Without you, there is no Electric Fetus or thriving music community in Minnesota. All the extra effort made to visit us during this challenging road construction season means everything to us. We're not sure what the next 50 years will bring, but we're all in it together!

    (image above by Wax Off Design)

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  • Celebrate 50 Years of The Electric Fetus

    Celebrate 50 Years of The Electric Fetus

    Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

    Sunday, June 10th is the actual day The Electric Fetus turns 50!

    We'd love for you to stop in and visit. There will be free Glam Doll Donuts (one per person please) and coffee, plus we'll have some excellent prize giveaways at noon. Electric Fetus staffers will be spinning records and that's the last day of the storewide sale too (20% off almost everything).

    RSVP on Facebook

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  • Electric Fetus Storefront Brickmania LEGO® Set

    Electric Fetus Storefront Brickmania LEGO® Set

    Part of Electric Fetus' 50th anniversary celebration includes the release of another fun Brickmania LEGO® collaboration. Take home a mini version of your favorite indie record shop with this 76-piece set. Choose your billboards with any of seven sticker choices inside. 49.99 (Free shipping in the U.S.)

    CLICK HERE TO ORDER

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  • Electric Fetus 50th Anniversary Sale

    Electric Fetus 50th Anniversary Sale

    Electric Fetus - Minneapolis & Duluth

    June 6-10

    Celebrate 50 years of The Electric Fetus during the storewide sale! Almost everything in the store is 20% off June 6th through the 10th.

    Sale excludes tickets, tobacco, Mix & Burn CDs and yellow-tagged music already on sale.

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  • DJ Set with Slug and Plain Ole Bill

    DJ Set with Slug and Plain Ole Bill

    Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

    Friday, June 8th - 7:00 p.m.

    Make plans to hang out with us during our 50th anniversary sale/celebration as we welcome former Fetus staffer Slug and his pal Plain Ole Bill to the store for a DJ set from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8th.

    This event is free and open to all ages. 

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  • Live music from Reneé Austin, Nomothetic & The Carnegies

    Live music from Reneé Austin, Nomothetic & The Carnegies

    Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

    Saturday, June 9th - Noon

    On Saturday, June 9th, three local bands will play free sets in the store during our 50th anniversary sale/celebration!
    Noon - Reneé Austin
    1:30 - Nomothetic
    3:00 - The Carnegies
    We've enjoyed performances from hundreds of local, national and international artists in our 50 years. Please join us for an afternoon of Minnesota music that Saturday to celebrate our 50th.

    This event is free and open to all ages.

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Music Releases 07-20-18

Artist Title Price
Kanye West Ye New CD: $9.99
Ty Segall & White Fence Joy [LP] New Vinyl: $27.98
Lori Mckenna The Tree [LP] New Vinyl: $20.99
The Internet Hive Mind [LP] New Vinyl: $24.99
Nav Reckless New CD: $14.99
Punch Brothers All Ashore New CD: $13.99
Rick Astley Beautiful Life [LP] New Vinyl: $21.99
Kyle Light Of Mine New CD: $13.99
77:78 Jellies [LP] New Vinyl: $23.98
Boy Azooga 1,2, Kung Fu [Limited Edition Pink LP] New Vinyl: $29.99
Ume Other Nature [Translucent Green LP] New Vinyl: $18.98
Skeletonwitch Devouring Radiant Light [LP] New Vinyl: $28.99
Nathan Salsburg Third [LP] New Vinyl: $18.98
Eisley I'm Only Dreaming...Of Days Long Past [LP] New Vinyl: $19.98
Seth Walker Live At Mauch Chunk Opera House [LP] New Vinyl: $16.98
The Agony Scene Tormentor [LP] New Vinyl: $21.99
Nick Piunti Temporary High [LP] New Vinyl: $19.98
Apollo Brown No Question [LP] New Vinyl: $21.99
Mc Paul Barman (((Echo Chamber))) [LP] New Vinyl: $31.99
Soul Asylum Say What You Will...Everything Can Happen: Reissue New CD: $16.98

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Movie Releases 07-20-18

Artist Title Price
Ready Player One [Movie] Ready Player One New Blu-Ray: $35.99
Sunset Society [Movie] Sunset Society [Limited Edition] New Blu-Ray: $39.95

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