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Low exclusive at Electric Fetus

Low exclusive at Electric Fetus

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:

https://electricfetus.tuneportals.com/UPC/098787125030/Low_Double-Negative-Electric-Fetus-Exclusive

(Please note: Due to the high volume of orders, your order may not ship for 1-2 weeks. We appreciate your patience!)

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Electric Fetus Garage Sale & Fall Festival

Electric Fetus Garage Sale & Fall Festival

Saturday, September 22nd – Sunday, September 23rd

MINNEAPOLIS

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

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Sting & Shaggy (Private) Q&A/Signing (SOLD OUT ONLINE)

Sting & Shaggy (Private) Q&A/Signing (SOLD OUT ONLINE)

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.

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Hippo Campus (Private) In-store Performance & Signing

Hippo Campus (Private) In-store Performance & Signing

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:

https://electricfetus.com/UPC/855579006201/Hippo-Campus_Bambi-Electric-Fetus-Exclusive---Salt--Pepper-Vinyl


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.

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Construction Update

Construction Update

Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

8/31 Construction update: 4th Ave S and our 4th Ave driveway are still closed due to the road construction project. You may enter behind the store 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.
 
Neighborhood notes: The Franklin Avenue bridge is open to traffic heading both ways. You may now access I-94 east from 5th Ave S.
I-35W north from 5th Ave S. remains closed.
 
We appreciate your patience and perseverance.

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Prince - Piano & a Microphone 1983

Prince - Piano & a Microphone 1983

New release available September 21, 2018

Pre-order now!

A previously unheard home studio cassette recording of Prince performing at his piano in 1983 will be released as Piano & A Microphone 1983 on Sept. 21st. 

This rare, intimate glimpse finds Prince working through songs including "17 Days" and "Purple Rain" (which would both be released the following year), a cover of Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You," "Strange Relationship" (issued in 1987 on the Sign O' The Times album) and "International Lover," as well as a rare recording of the pre-Civil War spiritual "Mary Don't You Weep," which will be heard on the end credits of Spike Lee's film BlacKkKlansman.

This release will be available on CD, LP and deluxe edition CD/LP.

Pre order here:

CD: https://www.electricfetus.com/UPC/603497861293/Prince_Piano--A-Microphone-1983

LP: https://www.electricfetus.com/UPC/603497861286/Prince_Piano--A-Microphone-1983-LP

Deluxe Ed CD/LP: https://www.electricfetus.com/UPC/603497858828/Prince_Piano--A-Microphone-1983-Deluxe-Edition-CDLP

Please note...we will start shipping on Friday, Sept. 21st. If you choose the "pick up in store" option, we'll email you when your order is ready. U.S. orders of $49+ qualify for free shipping.

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New Release Round-Up 09-14-18



Thrice - Palms

Thrice - PalmsThrice - PalmsThrice - Palms - Epitaph
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.

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Carrie Underwood - Cry Pretty

Carrie Underwood - Cry PrettyCarrie Underwood - Cry PrettyCarrie Underwood - Cry Pretty - Capitol Nashville
Multi-platinum global superstar and seven-time Grammy Award winner, Carrie Underwood releases Cry Pretty, her first studio album on Capitol Records Nashville. The title track and lead single was released worldwide on April 11. The title track, “Cry Pretty” reached the Top 10 on the Media Base & Billboard charts.


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Paul Weller - True Meanings - Parlophone
True Meanings is an album characterised by grandiose-yet-delicate, lush orchestration: an aesthetic to which Paul Weller's better-than-ever voice, singing some of his most nakedly honest words, is perfectly suited. A dreamy, peaceful, pastoral set of songs to get lost in, it is both an album that his faithful audience has been wanting him to make for a long time, and an album that many new people outside of that audience will relate to. True Meanings was recorded in just over three weeks at Weller's own Black Barn Studio with the aforementioned revolving cast of characters dropping in for a day here and there. The orchestration was added soon after and that was that. It is always a good sign when the recording of an album is swift, and here you can just hear that the man at the center of these songs is more focused and inspired than he has ever been.

 

Tony Bennett & Diana Krall - Love Is Here To Stay

Tony Bennett & Diana Krall - Love Is Here To StayTony Bennett & Diana Krall - Love Is Here To StayTony Bennett & Diana Krall - Love Is Here To Stay - Verve
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. 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.


Early Listen Available Video Available


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Richard Thompson - 13 Rivers

Richard Thompson - 13 RiversRichard Thompson - 13 RiversRichard Thompson - 13 Rivers - New West Records
Richard Thompson's 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 doesn't 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 don't 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.

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Cold War Kids - Cold War Kids - Downtown
Cold War Kids is the self-titled compilation album by the American indie rock band from Long Beach, CA. Forming in 2004, and signing with Downtown Records in 2006 where they released 5 stellar albums, Cold War Kids compiles their biggest hits from the Downtown Records years and features 14 tracks including “First”, “Hang Me Up To Dry”, “Miracle Mile” and many more. 

Marc Ribot - Songs Of Resistance 1942-2018

Marc Ribot - Songs Of Resistance 1942-2018Marc Ribot - Songs Of Resistance 1942-2018Marc Ribot - Songs Of Resistance 1942-2018 - Epitaph
With his new album Songs Of Resistance 1942-2018, Marc Ribot—one of the world’s most accomplished and acclaimed guitar players—set out to assemble a set of songs that spoke to this political moment with appropriate ambition, passion, and fury. The eleven songs on the record are drawn from the World War II anti-Fascist Italian partisans, the U.S. civil rights movement, and Mexican protest ballads, as well as original compositions, and feature a wide range of guest vocalists, including Tom Waits, Steve Earle, Meshell Ndegeocello, Justin Vivian Bond, Fay Victor, Sam Amidon, and Ohene Cornelius. Over a forty-year career, Ribot has released twenty-five albums under his own name and been a beacon of New York’s downtown/experimental music scene, leading a series of bands including Los Cubanos Postizos and Ceramic Dog. Since his work with Tom Waits on 1985’s Rain Dogs album, though, he is best known to the world as a sideman, playing on countless albums by the likes of Elvis Costello, John Mellencamp, Norah Jones, the Black Keys, and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ Grammy-winning collaboration Raising Sand.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Travis Scott - Astroworld
The Chills - Snow Bound
Slothrust - The Pact
Black Belt Eagle Scout - Mother Of My Children
Willie Nelson - My Way
Asleep At The Wheel - New Routes
Ann Wilson - Immortal
Alejandro Escovedo - The Crossing
Good Charlotte - Generation Rx
Uriah Heep - Living The Dream
The Flaming Lips - Death Trippin' At Sunrise: Rarities, B-Sides & Flexi-Discs 1986-1990
The Doors - Waiting For The Sun: 50th Anniversary Deluxe
Orbital - Monsters Exist
Active Bird Community - Amends
Dreams - No One Defeats Us
Tori Kelly - Hiding Place
Knife Knights - 1 Time Mirage
Low - Double Negative
The Goon Sax - We're Not Talking

& More .....

Aphex Twin - Collapse EP
Sleaford Mods - Sleaford Mods EP
Greta Van Fleet - Watching Over
All Them Witches - Diamond
Rod Stewart - Look In Her Eyes
Jim James - You Get To Rome
Jon Batiste - What A Wonderful World
Jason Isbell - Flagship










 

UPCOMING RELEASES

Richard Reed Parry - Quiet River Of Dust Vol. 1

Richard Reed Parry - Quiet River Of Dust Vol. 1Richard Reed Parry - Quiet River Of Dust Vol. 1Richard Reed Parry - Quiet River Of Dust Vol. 1 - Epitaph
Richard Reed Parry's Quiet River Of Dust, is a meditative, widescreen musical experience with Beach Boy harmonies and a hypnotic pulse. Layered songs that move in a linear fashion, following a current rather than circular composition. Japanese folk myths, death poems and British folk music are tributaries flowing into a river of avant-garde composition and traditional song craft, written and performed by a member of the Grammy-winning rock band, Arcade Fire. Being released as two volumes, Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1 will be available on the start of the autumn equinox, September 21 2018. Quiet River of Dust Vol. 2 is coming out next year on the spring equinox 2019. 

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Joyce Manor - Million Dollars To Kill Me

Joyce Manor - Million Dollars To Kill MeJoyce Manor - Million Dollars To Kill MeJoyce Manor - Million Dollars To Kill Me - Epitaph
Joyce Manor are back with a new album, entitled Million Dollars To Kill Me. Frontman Barry Johnson along with co-founding guitarist Chase Knobbe, new drummer Pat Ware—(“Awesome new drummer,” adds Johnson)—and longtime bassist Matt Ebert, wrote enough songs to fill a full-length, and then worked to get songs lifted from emails between Johnson and one of his musical hero Impossibles’ guitarist/vocalist Rory Phillips, with whom he had been co-writing long distance, to match the ones written at full volume. (“Bedroom charm versus live rock band,” Johnson explains.) Their next step was a new step: their first time recording outside their L.A. hometown, at Converge’s Kurt Ballou’s GodCity studio in Salem, Massachusetts. They recorded daily 10-to-6 and then slept right upstairs in bunk beds: “Kinda felt like camp,” says Johnson. “It was a pleasure—I would recommend it to anyone.” If 2016’s Cody was about growing up, then Kill Me is about what happens next—the reckonings with love, money, doubt and confusion, and the hope that persists despite it all. 

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William Fitzsimmons - Mission Bell

William Fitzsimmons - Mission BellWilliam Fitzsimmons - Mission BellWilliam Fitzsimmons - Mission Bell - Nettwerk Records
Singer/Songwriter and music producer William Fitzsimmons' album Mission Bell is a chronicling of the tumultuous last year of his life - particularly of the separation from his second wife. Sonically, Mission Bell is Fitzsimmons' first analog tape-centric album. The sounds are raw, real, and tangible. The familiar comforts of acoustic guitars are present but now joined generously by synthesizers, electric guitars, drum loops and violins. 

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The Paper Kites - On The Corner Where You Live

The Paper Kites - On The Corner Where You LiveThe Paper Kites - On The Corner Where You LiveThe Paper Kites - On The Corner Where You Live - Nettwerk Records
"On The Corner Where You Live" is the latest album from Australian band The Paper Kites, a follow up to "On The Train Ride Home" which was released earlier this year. Produced by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Middle Kids) the album builds upon the romantic, dusky mood the band perfected on twelvefour (No. 1 debut on the ARIA chart) and includes standout tracks “When It Hurts You" and "Deep Burn Blue". The album is also available as a Deluxe Double Edition 2LP which includes "On The Train Ride Home".

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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

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Low (Private) In-store Performance & Signing

Low (Private) In-store Performance & Signing

Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

Friday, September 14th - 6:00 p.m.

UPDATE (Thursday, Sept. 13th): WE STILL HAVE PASSES. WE CAN TAKE ONLINE PRE-ORDERS UNTIL 6PM TODAY AND HAVE THE PASSES READY TO PICK UP ON FRIDAY. Any remaining passes will be available with purchase of Double Negative starting at 9am Friday. Thanks!

UPDATE (Monday, Sept. 10th): PASSES STILL REMAIN FOR THIS EVENT. PRE-ORDER IN THE STORE OR ONLINE NOW. ANY ORDERS PLACED THIS PAST WEEKEND AND THIS WEEK WON'T BE MAILED OUT. THEY WILL BE READY TO PICK UP AT THE RECORD COUNTER AFTER YOU RECEIVE AN "ORDER PROCESSED" EMAIL. THANKS!

The Electric Fetus is excited to have Low return for a special, private in-store performance on Friday, September 14th to celebrate the upcoming release of their new album, Double Negative.

Low will be performing at 6:00. Following their set, they will sign their new CDs & LPs, and we’ll listen to Double Negative in its entirety on a state of the art hi-fi system courtesy of The Needle Doctor.

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 new Low release Double Negative (11.99 CD or 19.99 exclusive LP) will receive a pass for the private in-store performance at our Minneapolis location. Electric Fetus is the only place to get a copy of Double Negative on pink and clear streaked wax. You may pick up your pre-ordered item at the event.

PASSES AVAILABLE NOW! Purchases may be made in person at Electric Fetus, 2000 4thAve. S. in Minneapolis or online here:

Pre-order CD

Pre-order LP (exclusive Electric Fetus version)

When you pre-order online, choose "No ship chg/Pick up in store" as your shipping option. Your pass(es) and receipt(s) will be mailed to you USPS first class letter mail (no tracking number). You will receive an email when your order is processed.

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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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New Release Round-Up 09-07-18



Paul McCartney - Egypt Station

Paul McCartney - Egypt StationPaul McCartney - Egypt StationPaul McCartney - Egypt Station - Capitol
Paul McCartney invites you on a musical journey to Egypt Station, arriving this week, 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.”


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Eminem - Kamikaze - Aftermath
The surprise release from the Detroit rapper features guest appearances from Joyner Lucas, Jessie Reyez, Royce 5'9", and Def Jam Records president Paul Rosenberg.

Paul Simon - In The Blue Light - Sony Legacy
Produced by Paul Simon and Roy Halee, who have worked together since the 1960s, the album features collaborations with a diverse array of artists who have joined Simon to lend fresh perspectives on 10 of the artist's favorite (though perhaps less-familiar) compositions drawn from the five-decade span of his illustrious solo career. Revisiting his repertoire, Simon has selected songs originally appearing on There Goes Rhymin' Simon (1973), Still Crazy After All These Years (1975), One-Trick Pony (1980), Hearts and Bones (1983), The Rhythm of The Saints (1990), You're The One (2000) and So Beautiful Or So What (2011), refreshing and transforming the compositions through new arrangements and a talented cast of guest musicians. Among the many artists joining Simon on In The Blue Light are jazz icons trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, guitarist Bill Frisell, drummers Jack DeJohnette and Steve Gadd and chamber ensemble quintet yMusic.

Lenny Kravitz - Raise Vibration - BMG
Raise Vibration will be Lenny Kravitz's 11th studio album released on CD and 2 LPs in multiple standard and deluxe formats. The record promises to be one of Kravitz’s most eclectic. “Low,” the song that got the whole process started, developed into a smooth funk showcase; what Kravitz calls “my Quincy Jones school” complete with horns and a string arrangement. The title track is lean power-trio rock, while the ballad “Here to Love” features Kravitz backed only by his piano and a string section. “Johnny Cash,” inspired by an encounter with the late legend, is what Kravitz jokingly calls “psychedelic funk meets country.” As usual, Kravitz plays most of the instruments himself, with longtime guitarist Craig Ross. Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class into a 20-year musical career, one which revels in the rich influences of '60s and '70s soul, rock and funk. Kravitz's talents as a writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist have resonated now through eleven studio albums into a timeless catalog. He has also won four consecutive GRAMMY Awards, setting a record for the most wins in the "Best Male Rock Vocal Performance" category.

Clutch - Book Of Bad Decisions - Weathermaker Music
Book Of Bad Decisions, Clutch's 12th studio album is released via their own Weathermaker Music label. The album was recorded at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN by producer Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather) and consists of 15 new tracks. Professional observers in both the industry and media are intrigued by the band's consistent growth over the last couple of albums. From Earth Rocker to Psychic Warfare to now Book of Bad Decisions the band's output of quality music and relentless touring has never been greater. This release has had a very lengthy setup period. It is accompanied by four IG tracks all with their own videos and a social media campaign that has brought the four band members even closer to their old and new fans. Book of Bad Decisions is a cornerstone release in Clutch's long history of successfully reinventing themselves at every new turn.

 

Mothers - Render Another Ugly Method

Mothers - Render Another Ugly MethodMothers - Render Another Ugly MethodMothers - Render Another Ugly Method - Anti
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.

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Milo Greene - Adult Contemporary

Milo Greene - Adult ContemporaryMilo Greene - Adult ContemporaryMilo Greene - Adult Contemporary - Nettwerk Records
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.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Alina Baraz - The Color Of You
Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt
St. Paul & The Broken Bones - Young Sick Camellia
Grateful Dead - Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR, 5/19/74
Alter Bridge - Live At The Royal Albert Hall
The Coral - Move Through The Dawn
Escape-Ism - The Lost Record
Everlast - Whitey Ford's House Of Pain
Yes - Live At The Apollo
Bob Seger & The Last Heard - Heavy Music: The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-1967
Per Gessle - Small Town Talk
Eric Bachmann - No Recover
Pig Destroyer - Head Cage
Suicidal Tendencies - Still Cyco Punk After All These Years
Kathy Mattea - Pretty Bird
The Night Game - The Night Game
$uicideBoy$ - I Want To Die In New Oeleans
Swamp Dogg - Love, Loss, and Auto-Tune


& More .....

Waxahatchee - Great Thunder EP
Sister Hazel - Wind EP
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - Dirty Swerve
Will Hoge - Stupid Kids
Macy Gray - White Man
Mandy Barnett - It's All Right (You're Just In Love)











 

UPCOMING RELEASES

Carrie Underwood - Cry Pretty

Carrie Underwood - Cry PrettyCarrie Underwood - Cry PrettyCarrie Underwood - Cry Pretty - Capitol Nashville
Multi-platinum global superstar and seven-time Grammy Award winner, Carrie Underwood will release Cry Pretty, her first studio album on Capitol Records Nashville on September 14. The title track and lead single was released worldwide on April 11. The title track, “Cry Pretty” reached the Top 10 on the Media Base & Billboard charts.


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Tony Bennett & Diana Krall - Love Is Here To Stay

Tony Bennett & Diana Krall - Love Is Here To StayTony Bennett & Diana Krall - Love Is Here To StayTony Bennett & Diana Krall - Love Is Here To Stay - Verve
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.


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Richard Thompson - 13 Rivers

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Richard Thompson's 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.

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Thrice - Palms

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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.

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Marc Ribot - Songs Of Resistance 1942-2018

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With his new album Songs Of Resistance 1942-2018, Marc Ribot—one of the world’s most accomplished and acclaimed guitar players—set out to assemble a set of songs that spoke to this political moment with appropriate ambition, passion, and fury. The eleven songs on the record are drawn from the World War II anti-Fascist Italian partisans, the U.S. civil rights movement, and Mexican protest ballads, as well as original compositions, and feature a wide range of guest vocalists, including Tom Waits, Steve Earle, Meshell Ndegeocello, Justin Vivian Bond, Fay Victor, Sam Amidon, and Ohene Cornelius. Over a forty-year career, Ribot has released twenty-five albums under his own name and been a beacon of New York’s downtown/experimental music scene, leading a series of bands including Los Cubanos Postizos and Ceramic Dog. Since his work with Tom Waits on 1985’s Rain Dogs album, though, he is best known to the world as a sideman, playing on countless albums by the likes of Elvis Costello, John Mellencamp, Norah Jones, the Black Keys, and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ Grammy-winning collaboration Raising Sand.

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The Last Bandoleros "San Antonio" vinyl

The Last Bandoleros "San Antonio" vinyl

San Antonio is the first full-length release (12 tracks) from The Last Bandoleros. It's not out in the U.S. yet, but we have some copies on vinyl from Germany. 

Available in the Minneapolis store or online here:

https://www.electricfetus.com/UPC/093624906957/Last-Bandoleros_San-Antonio

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Ten Bands One Cause

Ten Bands One Cause 2018

Four years ago, the charity initiative Ten Bands One Cause began with a diverse array of artists releasing 10 albums in limited quantities on pink vinyl with the goal of raising awareness for Gilda’s Club NYC, a charity that provides free support for everyone living with cancer along with their families and friends.

The Ten Bands One Cause program, which includes notable past participants Run The Jewels , Red Hot Chili Peppers , Sturgill Simpson , Jason Isbell , The Black Keys , and Anthrax , coincides with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Since 2014, nearly $200,000 has been raised for Gilda’s Club NYC.

Starting on Vinyl Tuesday September 25th and running through October 26th , The Orchard will release a fifth annual run of pink vinyl, featuring titles by Silversun Pickups, Modest Mouse, Local Natives, Black Moth Super Rainbow, EL-P, Tyler Childers, Soccer Mommy, Daryl Hall & John Oates, The All-American Rejects and The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack. These limited releases will be available for purchase at vinyl-selling music retailers nationwide, and proceeds benefit Gilda's Club NYC.

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Power of Love - A Benefit Compilation for LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Power of Love - A Benefit Compilation for LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness

This benefit compilation for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness features tracks by members of Solid Gold & Aero Flynn w/Cecil Otter, Fort Wilson Riot, Tolliver X Grouse (of Black Diet), Jeremy Messersmith, Northern Pinnacle, Roma Di Luna, Haley, Nick Jordan, Brent Penny and Lavender Daughter.

Proceeds benefit The GLBT Host Home and ConneQT Host Home Programs through Avenues for Homeless Youth. Those programs are an "outside the system" community response to queer and trans youth homelessness. More info is available at http://avenuesforyouth.org/host-home-programs/

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Closed on Labor Day

Closed on Labor Day

Minneapolis and Duluth

The Electric Fetus will be closed on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 3rd). We will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4th.

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Surly Brewing Record Swap Meet

Surly Brewing Record Swap Meet

Surly Brew Hall - 520 Malcolm Ave SE, Minneapolis

August 19, 2018  11:00-4:00 p.m.

It’s Surly Brewing’s first ever record swap meet, curated by The Electric Fetus! Come to Surly Beer Hall (520 Malcolm Ave SE, Mpls) on Sunday, August 19th from 11am-4pm to hunt for some obscure vinyl, rare titles, fun finds, bargains and other musical wonders from some of the Twin Cities’ largest collectors and brick and mortar shops. Do some crate digging, listen to some tunes, meet some folks and of course, drink some beer.

Vendors:
Electric Fetus
Down in the Valley
Barely Bros. Records
Rock Paper Scissors
Hymie’s Vintage Records
Hi-Fi Hair and Records
Caydence Records
Let It Be Records
Riffs-Ahoy
Surly Brewing record collectors

DJ Sets from 11-4:
11-12 Brian Lasley
12-1 Tanner Klouda
1-2 George Papagapitos
2-3 Ryan Cameron
3-4 Lori Barbero


This event is free and open to all ages.
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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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Used Vinyl Buying Bonanza

Used Vinyl Buying Bonanza

Electric Fetus - Minneapolis and Duluth

July 23rd - August 5th

It's a great time to sell us the records you don't want anymore! The Used Vinyl Buying Bonanza runs from July 23rd through August 5th!

Sell us your excellent quality VINYL from Monday, July 23rd through Sunday, August 5th and receive an EXTRA 50% based on our quote if you choose in-store credit.

Questions? Call us at (612) 870-9300 in Minneapolis and (218) 722-9970 in Duluth.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.)

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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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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

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Q&A with Bobby 'Z' Rivkin (moderated by Andrea Swensson)

Q&A with Bobby 'Z' Rivkin (moderated by Andrea Swensson)

Electric Fetus - Minneapolis
Thursday, June 7th - 7:00 p.m.
We invite you to this very special event during our 50th anniversary celebration week!
Drummer/producer Bobby ‘Z’ Rivkin will join us for a Q&A, moderated by The Current’s Andrea Swensson, giving us all an introspective look back at his storied career. From his early childhood memories as a budding musician through his continued journey as a member of The Revolution, Bobby Z will talk with Andrea about his music experience on and off the stage as well as the Rivkin family’s contributions to the entertainment industry.
 
"I am proud to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Electric Fetus!
We all know and Prince knew, that the Electric Fetus is the heart & soul of music lovers in our part of the world!
I look forward to sharing my thoughts and words on this special day.”  -Z
 
Andrea Swensson is an author, radio host, and music journalist. Her first book, Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound was recognized with a 2018 Minnesota Book Award. She hosts a weekly program about the Minnesota music scene, The Local Show, at Minnesota Public Radio’s 89.3 The Current and contributes to the Local Current Blog. Prior to joining MPR, she was the music editor at City Pages, where she founded the AAN AltWeekly Award-winning Gimme Noise music blog.
 
This event is free and open to all ages.
Photo by Bobby Singh @fohphoto www.fohphoto.com
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The Hang Ups In-store Performance

The Hang Ups In-store Performance

Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

Wednesday, June 6th - 8:00 p.m.

We're going to finish the first day of our 50th anniversary sale and celebration with a special in-store performance from The Hang Ups!

Lead by Brian Tighe, The Hang Ups made radiant, melodic guitar pop all through the 1990s and into the aughts. Tighe has rejoined forces with bandmates Jeff Kearns, Chadwick Nelson and Stephen Ittner to record an album of new material to be released on Korda Records in 2019. 

This event is free and open to all ages.

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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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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.

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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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Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

Minneapolis & Duluth

We will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

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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.

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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.

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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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Record Store Day 2018 at Electric Fetus - Duluth

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Below is a list of what's happening at our Duluth store on Record Store Day 2018 - April 21st. You can also find other information specific to goings on at our Duluth location on this page.

Live Music Schedule

9:00 a.m. - DJ Walt Dizzo
11:00 a.m. - Prone

Noon - Nudecolors
1:30 p.m. - Steve Sola
2:30 p.m. - Ingeborg Von Agassiz

 

Food & Drink

Duluth Coffee Company

The Duluth Coffee Company is committed to providing quality coffee using high quality green beans, proper roasting and freshness. Each coffee is roasted to order with insightful roasting techniques that bring out the nuances of each coffee due to origin, varietal and processing technique. Duluth Coffee Company will get the Record Store Day crowd fueled up for a great day of music.

 

Pizza Lucé will be here at 11:00 a.m. with complimentary pizza!

Sample some of the beers from the Blacklist Artisan Ales taproom starting at 11:00 a.m.

 

Special Releases

The most up-to-date list of special releases due out on Record Store Day can be found here.

** Please note that not every release will be available at every store as each is a limited quantity release and not every store will be able to get hold of everything they order.  We will try our best to get as many titles in as we can**
 

 

Other Fun Stuff

• Free goodie bags with purchase (while supplies last)

• Giveaways, including Electric Fetus gift cards, t-shirts & 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


 

 

 

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Record Store Day 2018 Release List

Record Store Day 2018 Release List

Record Store Day 2018 is fast approaching and once again the list of titles has been officially released in TWO versions: A handy PDF  that you can use as a shopping/wish list and a webpage with more detail and artwork.  These are the pieces that will be released on April 21st, the 11th annual Record Store Day.
There is a limit of one of each title and no more than 15 RSD exclusive releases per person. That amount does not include the special Prince single which will be in the RSD section, but is not an official RSD release (just an EF exclusive limited to 300 that day).
 
** Please note that not every release will be available at every store as each is a limited quantity release and not every store will be able to get hold of everything they order.  We will try our best to get as many titles in as we can**
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Cherry Moon Press One Year Anniversary Celebration

Cherry Moon Press One Year Anniversary Celebration

Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

Thursday, April 19th - 3:00-6:00 p.m.

We’re excited to host an event on Thursday, April 19th with Gigi Berry to celebrate the one year anniversary of Cherry Moon Press! Enamel pins are some of the best wearable art you can gift yourself and others. Your flair speaks before you do so why not start a collection or add a little more to your existing one? For the past year Cherry Moon Press has been making only the best and most unique pins honoring pop culture icons. Come by on Thursday, April 19th from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. for the unveiling of 3 exclusive pins you can only get at the Electric Fetus starting that day, and talk to Gigi about her inspirations!

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Liv Warfield In-store Performance & Signing

Liv Warfield In-store Performance & Signing

Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

Wednesday, April 18th - 6:30 p.m.

We're excited to welcome Liv Warfield to the store for a performance on Wednesday, April 18th at 6:30 p.m.! Liv has performed alongside Prince, Al Green, B.B. King, Dave Matthews Band, The Roots and more, and her solo shows are electrifying.

Following her performance, Liv will sign copies of her CD, The Unexpected.

Keep your eyes open for some treats from Cheesecake Funk too!

This event is free and open to all ages.

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Shelby J. In-store Performance & Signing

Shelby J. In-store Performance & Signing

Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

Wednesday, April 18th - 7:30 p.m.

We'll be welcoming Shelby J. to the store for a performance on Wednesday, April 18th at 7:30 p.m.

Following her set, Shelby will sign copies of her CD, "10."

This event is free and open to all ages.

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Used Vinyl, CDs & DVDs Buying Bonanza

Used Vinyl, CDs & DVDs Buying Bonanza

MINNEAPOLIS & DULUTH

Spring cleaning kicks into high gear with our USED BUYING BONANZA. Bring us the music you don’t want anymore!

Sell us your vinyl, CDs and DVDs from April 2nd through April 17th and receive an EXTRA 50% based on our quote if you choose in-store credit.

Questions?
Call the music dept. in Minneapolis at 612-238-3420.
Call the music dept. in Duluth at 218-722-9970.
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Closed on Easter Sunday

Minneapolis and Duluth

Electric Fetus will be closed on Easter Sunday. We'll reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 2nd.

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Store Hours Alert

Store Hours Alert

Minneapolis & Duluth

We will be closed for inventory from 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28th through Thursday, March 29th. We will re-open at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 30th.

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Wolf Alice In-store Performance and Signing

Wolf Alice In-store Performance and Signing

Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

Monday, March 26th - 6:00 p.m.

Don't miss your chance to meet Wolf Alice! We'll welcome them to the store for a performance on Monday, March 26th at 6:00 p.m. Following their set, Wolf Alice will sign copies of their Visions of a Life CD/LP.

This event is free and open to all ages.

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Wolf Alice will play at First Avenue on Tuesday, March 27th. Tickets are available in the store.

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Jack White "Boarding House Reach" Release Party

Jack White "Boarding House Reach" Release Party

Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

Friday, March 23rd - 9:00 a.m.

Celebrate the release of Jack White's new record Boarding House Reach with us on the morning of its release, Friday, March 23rd at 9:00 a.m.

While you listen to us spin Jack's new release, you'll enjoy Glam Doll Donuts and coffee, and be able to enter to win one of these cool prizes:
-Rare single-sided 7" for "Over and Over and Over" pressed on tri-color vinyl at Third Man Pressing in Detroit
-Our play copy of the vinyl with a Jack White tote bag

We'll have free 3" "Who's With Me?" pins while supplies last.

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Dessa In-store Signing (Duluth)

Dessa In-store Signing (Duluth)

Electric Fetus - Duluth

Saturday, February 24th - 11:00 a.m.

Join Dessa at The Electric Fetus in Duluth at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 24th, where she'll be signing copies of her new album, Chime.

Martha's Daughter Restaurant will be serving up tacos (come hungry!) and Blacklist Beer will be sampling their beer (21+).

This event is free and open to all ages.

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The Happy Children "Self Help Book" Release Party

The Happy Children "Self Help Book" Release Party

Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

Saturday, February 17th - 3:00 p.m.

The Happy Children are a band born from/of the movement/brand of Normal Parents founded in 2015. They sprung onto the local music scene of Minneapolis with youthful and uplifting energy, playing shows ranging from basements to co-headlining hip hop parties to opening for Hippo Campus at First Ave. As The Happy Children round their second year as a band they have just released their debut entitled, Self Help Book (produced by Ed Ackerson at Flowers Studio) accompanied by an actual 56 page book designed by Normal Parents. As The Happy Children, Normal Parents and Scary Mama further their development as a family, they will continue to explode onto the scene with energy and honesty. We are all the happy children of normal parents. 

This event is free and open to all ages.

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Electric Fetus Valentine Sale

Electric Fetus Valentine Sale

Electric Fetus - Minneapolis & Duluth

February 9th - 14th

Our first sale of the year! Enjoy 20% off storewide Feb. 9-14. New & used vinyl, CDs & DVDs, music accessories, clothing, jewelry and gifts... almost everything in the store is on sale.

* Sale does not include tickets, tobacco, gift cards, Mix & Burn CDs and music dept. items already on sale. Sale does include an additional 20% off gift department clearance.

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Adrian Crutchfield & Marcus Anderson In-store Performance & Signing

Adrian Crutchfield & Marcus Anderson In-store Performance & Signing

Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

Thursday, February 1st - Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Adrian Crutchfield & Marcus Anderson were an integral part of Prince's New Power Generation band and were featured on Prince's last released album Hit n Run Phase Two. The Electric Fetus is pleased to welcome both musicians to the store for a free performance and signing at noon on Thursday, February 1st.

Adrian is known as the last horn-man to perform and record with Prince. He is known around the world for is neo-soul sound merging jazz with today's pop and hip hop. Along with Prince, he has toured with Lionel Ritchie, Anthony Hamilton, Bette Midler & CeeLo Green. His newest album LEAP was released January, 2017.

www.adriancrutchfield.com

Marcus is a world-renowned saxophone player and a sought after solo artist with 10 studio albums to date.  He has accompanied other artists such as CeeLo Green, Stevie Wonder, Sheila E. and has appeared with headliners on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Arsenio Hall & Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Marcus will sign copies of his Limited Edition CD.

www.marcusanderson.net

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New Release Round-Up 01-26-18

 

Calexico - The Thread That Keeps Us

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Over the past two decades, a strong sense of place has shaped the music of Calexico, infusing their albums with a stylistic unpredictability and richness of texture. While 2015’s Edge of the Sun brought the Tucson-bred band to the Mexico City borough of Coyoacán, their new full-length The Thread That Keeps Us mostly came to life in a house studio near the Northern California coast nicknamed “The Phantom Ship” by CALEXICO vocalist/guitarist Joey Burns and drummer John Convertino.

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Hollie Cook - Vessel of Love - Merge Records
Hollie Cook combines her unique vocal talent with charming charisma to craft her own dynamic strand of lovers rock with enduring tropical vibes, weaving a path from her West London roots to an arena of diverse collaborations, critically acclaimed records, and iconic live appearances around the world. Cook’s ability to continually surprise, delight, and progress solidifies her position as one of the most exciting voices in reggae, and this is crystal clear on her third full-length and Merge debut, Vessel of Love.


Ty Segall - Freedom's Goblin [LP] - Drag City
Ty Segall goes all the way, flipping the Freedom coin to find passion, laughter and savagery on both sides. A head-spinning compendium of stompers, weepers, ballads, screamers, bangers and funker-uppers, all marking a different impasse, like a flag whirling into a knot, exploding and burning on contact, in the name of life and loathing and the pursuit of what you love.

Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Black Coffee [Red LP] - J&R Adventures
It's been 4 years since the critically acclaimed, Grammy nominated, and #1 Billboard Blues album Seesaw was released by Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa. They have reunited for Black Coffee - another collection of scorching interpretations of ten soul gems that pair Hart’s breathtaking vocals and Joe’s masterfully expressive playing. Featuring songs made famous by; Edgar Winter, Ray Charles, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Lucinda Williams and more. LP is 180g, red vinyl, and contains an exclusive bonus track.

Nightmares On Wax - Shape The Future [2LP] - Warp Records
One of the most influential artists of a generation and a long-standing member of the Warp Records family, Nightmares On Wax announces his new album Shape The Future. A perfect marriage of soul, hip-hop, dub and timeless club sounds that act as a salvo masterpiece of contemporary and classic genre-blending, brilliantly solidifying Nightmares On Wax place as an inspirational electronic music figurehead.

Cornelius - Mellow Waves [LP] - Rostrum Records
Acclaimed Japanese producer, composer, and recording artist Cornelius first proper studio album in over 11 years, featuring the singles If You're Here, Sometime / Someplace, and In a Dream. 180g black vinyl gatefold LP

American Folk [Soundtrack]

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American Folk is the soundtrack to the award-winning 2018 independent film, American Folk, starring Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth. In addition to both original compositions and classic folk song renditions by Purdy and Rubarth, the soundtrack includes John Prine's ''Some Humans Ain't Human'' and Jerry Garcia & David Grisman's ''Freight Train.''

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

H.C. McEntire - Lionheart [LP]
Steep Canyon Rangers - Out In The Open [LP]
Django Django - Marble Skies [LP]
Seth Macfarlane - In Full Swing [LP]
Dream Wife - Dream Wife [LP]
Jeff Lynne's ELO - Jeff Lynne's ELO: Wembley Or Bust [LP Box Set]
Gord Downie - Coke Machine Glow [2LP]
Gord Downie - Battle Of The Nudes [LP]
Nils Frahm - All Melody [Vinyl]
Craig David - The Time Is Now
Mary Gauthier - Rifles & Rosary Beads [LP]
Sarah Walk - Little Black Book [LP]
Tribulation - Down Below [LP]
Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs [2LP]
Ben Miller Band - Choke Cherry Tree [LP]
No Age - Snares Like A Haircut [LP]
Sekel - Sekel [LP]
Panic! At The Disco - All My Friends, We're Glorious: Death Of A Bachelor Tour Live [LP]
Steve Hackett - Wuthering Nights: Live In Birmingham

& More .....

The Wood Brothers - Laughin' Or Crying - Single
The James Hunter Six - Whatever It Takes - Single



 


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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Kristi Abbott “I Am Music - the Minneapolis Sound” Celebration

Kristi Abbott “I Am Music - the Minneapolis Sound” Celebration

Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

Thursday, January 25th - 5:00-7:00 p.m.

As part of Kristi Abbott's Downtown Minneapolis Art Tour happening during Super Bowl LII, the Electric Fetus is proud to be hosting one of her latest pieces , "I Am Music - the Minneapolis Sound."  To celebrate we are having an artwork unveiling party at the store from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday January 25th.  As part of the event, Sunshine Heymans of Gypsie Circus and the Maxaphone, a local musician, will be performing live and artist Kristi Abbott will be available to talk about the work and her inspirations behind the piece.  Limited edition prints of the artwork will also be on sale for the first time to the public.  Don't miss this exciting event! 

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Caitlyn Smith In-store Performance and Signing

Caitlyn Smith In-store Performance and Signing

Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

Wednesday, January 24th - 7:00 pm

The Electric Fetus will welcome native Minnesotan, singer-songwriter Caitlyn Smith, to the store for a performance on Wednesday, January 24th at 7:00 p.m. Following her set, Caitlyn will sign copies of her new CD Starfire. Starfire will be released on January 19th. This event is free and open to all ages.

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Free Shipping

Free Shipping

From November 24th 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. $25 minimum is before total with shipping.

Choose FREE SHIPPING ($25+) US only when you order. 

SHOP MUSIC

SHOP GIFTS

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Starfish & Coffee Ornament now available

Starfish & Coffee Ornament now available

Electric Fetus - Minneapolis and online

This 3.25" ornament will add some purple love to your holiday decorating and just might stay up year-round!

One side is the classic Starfish & Coffee, Maple Syrup & Jam. text and the other side is Susannah Melvoin's starfish illustration.

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Online Ordering for In-store Pickup

Please note: Online orders noting "free shipping--pick up in store" placed after 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 23rd won't be processed until December 26th. After 11:00 a.m. on Dec. 23rd, please call the record department directly at 612-238-3420 to inquire if a title is available and may be held for in-store purchase on Saturday or Sunday. Thank you!

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Give a Gift Card, Get a Gift Card!

Give a Gift Card, Get a Gift Card!

Electric Fetus - Minneapolis, Duluth and online

Now through Thursday, December 14th

From now through Thu., Dec. 14th, 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.  Purchase $100 in gift cards and get a $20 bonus card. This promotion runs from Friday, December 1st – Thursday, December 14th, at both Electric Fetus stores—Minneapolis and Duluth—and online! The gift cards may be used on your next Electric Fetus visit and never expire.

We aren't able to accept gift cards for payment online, but gift card recipients who can't visit the store in person may call 612-870-9300 and do a phone order with the record or gift department and redeem the card that way.

When you order gift cards online, no need to do anything else. We will automatically send bonus gift cards with qualifying orders.

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Walker Hayes In-store Performance & Signing

Walker Hayes In-store Performance & Signing

Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

Friday, December 8th - Noon

The Electric Fetus will welcome country artist Walker Hayes to the store for a performance on Friday, December 8th at noon. Following his set, Walker will sign copies of his new CD boom., which will be released that day. To get your priority line wristband, preorder your copy of boom. in the store now or ONLINE HERE.

Online pre-orders: Choose the “Walker Hayes - Free Shipping” option for no shipping charge. Pre-order receipts and wristbands will be mailed out for pre-orders done by Thursday, November 30th. Pre-orders placed online from Dec. 1-7 will be held at will call at the record counter and may be picked up after 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 8th. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR RECEIPT TO CLAIM YOUR PRE-ORDERED CD(s) on or after Dec. 8th. One wristband per CD and limit two pre-order wristbands per person.

The record department will be cleared out at approximately 11:45 a.m. on Dec. 8th and those with wristbands will be let back into the area just before noon. Following the performance, those with wristbands will line up to have Walker sign their CDs.

This event is limited to 200 people.

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Hastings 3000 In-store Performance & Signing

Hastings 3000 In-store Performance & Signing

Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

Saturday, Dec. 2nd - 3:00 p.m.

Hastings 3000 is celebrating the release of their new album, Invasive Species, with a free in-store performance and signing here at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2nd.

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Chris Riemenschneider & Andrea Swensson Book Signing

Chris Riemenschneider & Andrea Swensson Book Signing

Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

Wednesday, November 29th - 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a very special Q & A with authors Andrea Swensson and Chris Riemenschneider on Wednesday, November 29th at 7:00 p.m. Following their discussion of Minnesota music and reading some excerpts from their new books, Andrea will sign copies of “Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound” and Chris will sign copies of “First Avenue: Minnesota’s Mainroom.”
 
This event is free and open to all ages.
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Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Storewide Sale

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Storewide Sale

Minneapolis - Duluth

20% off storewide Friday, Nov. 24th and Saturday, Nov. 25th

On Friday, November 24th from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, November 25th 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 2017 will be full of special collectible releases. These releases are 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. Here are our  guidelines: There will be a limit of 10 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. 

CLICK HERE for a list of the Record Store Day exclusives (our stock won't be known until closer to Black Friday).

Minneapolis note: Join us on Fri., Nov. 24th at 2:00 p.m. for a free performance by Erik Koskinen.

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Duluth note: DJ Walt Dizzo will be spinning at 11:30 a.m. on Fri., Nov. 24th. On Sat., Nov. 25th, Steve Sola will perform at noon and Woodblind will play at 1:30 p.m.

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Erik Koskinen In-store Performance & Signing

Erik Koskinen In-store Performance & Signing

Electric Fetus - Minneapolis

Friday, November 24th - 2:00 p.m.

The Electric Fetus welcomes Erik Koskinen back to the store on Friday, November 24th at 2:00 p.m. to celebrate the release of his forthcoming EP Cruising Paradise. Following his performance, Erik will sign copies of the new CD.

This event is free and open to all ages.

Erik will play a release party at the Hook and Ladder Theater later that night.

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