Low - Double Negative
Low has just released their new album Double Negative and Electric Fetus has a limited edition LP that is clear and pink streaked vinyl. This version is limited to 500 copies. It's available at Electric Fetus - Minneapolis, Electric Fetus - Duluth and online here:
(Please note: Due to the high volume of orders, your order may not ship for 1-2 weeks. We appreciate your patience!)
Saturday, September 22nd – Sunday, September 23rd
It's time for our annual Garage Sale & Fall Festival! Stop by from 10am-5pm on Saturday, 9/22 and from 11am-5pm on Sunday, 9/23. The garage sale returns and we celebrate Fall with live music, donuts and storewide discounts.
• Garage Sale - Sat., Sept. 22 (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Thousands of great clearance CDs & LPs marked way down, and up to 75% off gift department items.
• Storewide Sale: 20% 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
12:00 pm – Suzie
1:30 pm – Devata Daun
3:00 pm – Spencer Joles
4:30 pm – Free Music
• Food: Glam Doll Donuts inside the store at 9:00 a.m. -- Your donation goes to benefit YouthLink MN.
• Sunday, September 23rd (11am-5pm) Garage sale
Electric Fetus - Minneapolis
Sunday, September 30th - 2:00 p.m.
EVENT UPDATE: Friday, Sept. 14th - This event is now SOLD OUT ONLINE. There are just a couple passes that remain but the purchases must be made in person. No holds or phone orders. If you've already placed your order and you have an order number you will get a pass. We are still processing orders from this past week. Thank you!
Electric Fetus is excited to welcome Sting & Shaggy to the store for an exclusive Q&A and signing on Sunday, September 30 at 2:00 p.m. Following a 30-minute Q&A with DJ Jake Rudh, Sting & Shaggy will sign copies of their “44/876” LP or Super Deluxe CD, currently at number one on the Billboard Reggae chart for 12 weeks and counting.
Pass allows entry for one person only. One item signed per person. Each customer many purchase a maximum of 4 passes.
And don’t miss the duo at The Armory in Minneapolis later that night, a concert hailed as “irresistible” by Rolling Stone Italy! Tickets at https://bit.ly/2s98UQw and also available in the store now.
Electric Fetus - Minneapolis
Wednesday, November 21st - 7:00 p.m.
UPDATE (Thursday, Sept. 13th): PASSES STILL REMAIN FOR THIS EVENT. Due to the high volume of web orders, we won't start shipping these passes until the week of Sept. 17th. We appreciate your patience!
UPDATE (Monday, Sept. 10th): PASSES STILL REMAIN FOR THIS EVENT. PRE-ORDER IN THE STORE OR ONLINE NOW. We've emailed an "order received" or "order question" email to everyone who ordered up through 9/9. We will start shipping passes and receipts out this week. You'll receive an "order processed" email when your pass(es) and receipt(s) have been mailed out. If you want to pre-order the LP but aren't coming to the event, please comment "no pass" and pick a paid shipping option. Thanks!
The Electric Fetus is psyched to have Hippo Campus return for a special, private in-store performance on Wednesday, November 21st to celebrate the upcoming release of their new album, Bambi. (Please note: This is the Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving.)
Hippo Campus will be performing at 7:00 and then signing afterwards.
There are a limited number of passes for the show, so make sure to secure your spot! Here's how:
The first 300 people to pre-purchase the Electric Fetus’ exclusive salt-and-pepper vinyl version of the new Hippo Campus LP, Bambi ($19.99) will receive a pass for the private in-store performance at our Minneapolis location. Bambi will be released on CD and a few color variations on LP on November 23rd. The Electric Fetus’ version of the LP is the only way to get into this private event. You will get your pre-ordered LP at the event. Each event pre-order includes a FREE Hippo Campus tote bag that you will pick up at the event when you get your LP. This event is the only way to get your special Hippo Campus tote bag.
PASSES AVAILABLE NOW! Purchases may be made in person at the Minneapolis store or online. No holds or phone orders.
Pre-order online here:
Here are the other logistics and a couple restrictions you should know:
• Customers will receive one pass per Electric Fetus exclusive 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 online orders, passes will be mailed to you. PLEASE ALLOW US 1-2 DAYS TO GET YOU YOUR EMAIL CONFIRMATION THAT YOU ARE GETTING A PASS. We will start shipping passes next week.
Pass and receipt must be brought to the in-store and presented to pick up pre-ordered item. Shipping charges will be waived for pre-orders for this event. Choose the PRE-ORDER PROMO/PRIVATE EVENT shipping option for no shipping charge. We will not ship out the product. It must be picked up at the store that night.
Electric Fetus - Minneapolis
Regular black vinyl 7"
"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.
Richard Thompsons new album, 13 Rivers, is the artists first self-produced record in over a decade. 13 Rivers is a very stripped down, bare-bones recording and according to Thompson the album is a reflection of current events that have happened in his life. This has been an intense year for myself and my family, getting older doesnt mean that life gets easier! There are surprises around every bend.
I think this reflects in the immediacy of the stories, and the passion in the songs. Sometimes I am speaking directly about events, at other times songs are an imaginative spin on what life throws at you. The music is just a mirror to life, but we try to polish that mirror as brightly as possible. The album was recorded at Boulevard Recording in Los Angeles, California. 13 Rivers features Richards regular accompanists, Michael Jerome and Taras Prodaniuk, as well as Thompsons guitar tech, Bobby Eichorn, on second guitar.
Each track on the album was recorded in analog, with minimal overdubbing. Boulevard is a really funky-looking studio, says Richard, but it sounds great. It used to be called The Producers Workshop, and was owned by Liberace, whose ghost is reportedly still hanging around. Steely Dan records were done there, and The Wall by Pink Floyd was mixed there. Clay Blair, the engineer, is a Beatles nut, and has every piece of Beatles gear he can lay his hands on - so if things sound a bit like Abbey Road, so be it!
13 Rivers consists of thirteen tracks. It is an album as much about growth as it is about reflection. Says Thompson, I dont know how the creative process works - I suppose it is some kind of bizarre parallel existence to my own life. I often look at a finished song and wonder what the hell is going on inside me. We sequenced the weird stuff at the front of the record, and the tracks to grind your soul into submission.
Thrice created Palms with a free-form and fluid approach to the album’s sonic element. The result is their most expansive work to date, encompassing everything from viscerally charged post-hardcore to piano-driven balladry. To carve out that eclectic sound, Thrice enlisted trusted producer Eric Palmquist for the recording of the percussion and vocal tracks, and self-produced all of the guitar parts on Palms. “When we track our own stuff we tend to be far less neurotic about getting every note perfect,” says singer Dustin Kensrue. “It’s more about getting the right emotion out of the performance, so that it connects on a deeper level.” Kensrue, co-founded Thrice with guitarist Teppei Teranishi, bassist Eddie Breckenridge, and drummer Riley Breckenridge in 1998. Hailing from Orange County, California, the band formed when three of its members were still in high school, making their debut with the kinetic punk/hardcore hybrid of the 2000 album Identity Crisis. Their breakthrough arrived with 2003’s The Artist in the Ambulance—Thrice’s third full-length, whose singles “All That’s Left” and “Stare at the Sun” each landed on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. Palms is the band’s first release since signing to Epitaph in early 2018, and the album matches its raw passion with a measured intensity, a rare feat for an album so informed by the volatility of the times. “Even though some of these songs are really aggressive-sounding, I wanted to make sure they never felt like finger-pointing, especially at a time when there’s so much talking past each other,” says Kensrue. Within that approach, Thrice reveal their profound commitment to making an enduring impact on the listener.
Tony Bennett and Diana Krall celebrate their shared love of the music of George and Ira Gershwin on their new collaborative album, LOVE IS HERE TO STAY, set for a September 14th release.
LOVE IS HERE TO STAY is a subtle, sophisticated and beautifully rendered love letter to The Gershwins’ music and their status as one of the premiere songwriters of the American popular standard. It is a masterclass in vocal delivery and phrasing and the command that Bennett and Krall display of the material in both their duets and solo tracks makes it appear effortless, belying the honed skill of the vocalists. The duet tracks include “S’Wonderful,” “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” and “Fascinating Rhythm,” among them. “Fascinating Rhythm” was Tony Bennett’s first physical recording in 1949, made under his then stage name, Joe Bari, which he revisits as a duet with Krall for this project.
Alejandro Escovedo s new album is perhaps his most varied and expansive album to date. It is his first album recorded outside of America, in northern Italy, with co-writer Don Antonio Gramentieri and a band of Italian musicians. It is also Alejandro s first ever concept album drawing the story of two young immigrants to the US, who bond over a mutual love of punk rock as they struggle with the racism and discrimination as immigrants. Special guests on the album include Wayne Kramer (MC5), Joe Ely, and Peter Perrett and John Perry of The Only Ones. The sound ranges from straight ahead rockers like, Sonica USA, to ballads like the classic Joe Ely penned, Silver City, and everywhere in between. To describe this album as, "epic," might be an understatement.
140g Double Vinyl, single jacket with 16 tracks (14 songs + 2 instrumentals).
Paul McCartney invites you on a musical journey to Egypt Station, estimated time of arrival September 7, 2018 by way of Capitol Records. Sharing a title with one of Paul’s own paintings, Egypt Station is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013’s international chart-topping NEW. Preceded by two of its tracks just released as double A-sides--plaintive ballad “I Don’t Know” and raucous stomper “Come On To Me”—Egypt Station was recorded between Los Angeles, London and Sussex, and produced (with the exception of one Ryan Tedder track) by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck, Foo Fighters).
Of the forthcoming album’s enigmatic title, Paul says, “I liked the words ‘Egypt Station.’ It reminded me of the ‘album’ albums we used to make.., Egypt Station starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station. So it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that. I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from.”
True to the inspiration behind its title, Egypt Station’s 14 songs combine to convey a unique travelogue vibe. Between the opening and closing instrumentals “Station I” and “Station II,” each song finds Paul capturing a place or moment before transporting the listener seamlessly to the next destination. Stops along the way include an acoustic meditation on present day contentedness (“Happy With You”), a timeless anthem that would fit on virtually any album of any McCartney era (“People Want Peace”), and an epic multi-movement closer clocking in at seven minutes with a song suite structure harkening back to the days of Paul’s previous combos (“Despite Repeated Warnings”). The result is a kaleidoscopic journey through myriad musical locales and eras, yet firmly rooted in the here and now--with Paul’s singular unmistakable melodic and lyrical sensibility serving as a guide.
Mothers attempt to exist in two places at once - both singular and collaborative, sprawling and concise, present and distant. Kristine Leschper, songwriter and founding member of the project, explains that it is in the space between opposites that she finds herself. The multifaceted is, by nature, fragmented - each facet reflecting a slightly different perspective of the whole. On their latest record, Render Another Ugly Method, the band attempts to gain an expanded view of its surroundings through splintered sound, thought, and image. Leschper began exploring songwriting when she moved to Athens, Georgia as a teenager. Inspired by the growth that studying art allowed her and energized by the buzzing southern town, she started to perform publicly in 2013 and quickly developed local acclaim for her stark, unflinchingly vulnerable songs. During this time, she met many local artists and musicians, among them Matthew Anderegg, whom she quickly recognized as an artistic kindred spirit and friend. The following year they began working together to flesh out and arrange a collection of songs she had written, which would become the project’s 2016 debut release, When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired. Released in 2016, the album kicked off a sprawling eight months of touring across the US, UK and Europe, as the group honed their take on left-of center indie rock with an explosive and surprising live show that displayed how forceful the songs translated to a full-band setting. " Within Mothers, Leschper and Anderegg have remained a creative constant, with other collaborators changing over time. Render Another Ugly Method sees the remnants of Leschper and Anderegg, Chris Goggans and Drew Kirby in musical conversation, through cut-up songs that were torn apart and rebuilt over and over again.
Adult contemporary is characterized by its exceptional euphony. In skill, it effortlessly mingles sounds. In intent, it envelops itself in harmonies. In spirit, it has the beguiling ability to disarm listeners. That’s why L.A.’s Milo Greene, the always-evolving indie-pop band, chose the genre as its muse—even naming their third album, Adult Contemporary.