Black Friday is perhaps the most contentious of unofficial holidays. Following immediately after one of our most popular holidays, it can be seen by some as another corporate revenue grab, that takes advantage of all the hard working people, who are trying to enjoy a very well deserved day off, with family and friends. On […]

It’s November! And, as much as we love our colder months, there is also the stress of added obstacles of holiday shopping, snowbirds, travel plans, family visits, pulling out the sweaters and jackets, waiting for the car to warm up, shoveling snow! Maybe there won’t be any snow shoveling. But, all of this can make […]

Once again, we explore the unknown corners of our record store to find the lost and forgotten. What horrors lurk beyond the Pixies reissues and Thee Oh Sees albums OH SO MANY THEE OH SEES ALBUMS! SERIOUSLY, DO THEY EVER TAKE A DAY OFF! Follow the candleabra and stay close to the flame, while we […]

This Saturday, August 12th marks the 140th anniversary of the invention of the phonograph, by Thomas Edison. We decided to pay tribute by sharing a little bit of history, a discussion on the cultural significant and some personal stories about our relationship with this world changing invention. Of course, there is so much more to […]

I have a love/hate relationship with holiday shopping. I am not a fan of the crazy crowds and loud, obnoxious advertising. However, I do enjoy the challenge of picking out the perfect gift for someone. I even enjoy the added challenge of having nothing in common with that person. It’s a test of the ego. […]

The low rumble of a timpani drum or the crescendo of strings, climbing up the chromatic scale. There’s that melody again! Last time you heard that, it did not end well! It must be a foreshadowing of something terrible. What danger could be lingering around the corner? Is it an axe murderer? Is it the […]

Beach House has been a busy band this year, having released their critically acclaimed Depression Cherry not even two months ago, only to spring another release on us, seemingly created from thin air. Thank Your Lucky Stars is the newest full length from this Baltimore duo, and their 6th release since 2006. And, like Depression […]