Record Store Day is coming! April 18. A list of the special releases can be found at recordstoreday.com
EARLY OPENINGS on APRIL 18:
SEATTLE 1520 10th Ave : 8 a.m.
PORTLAND 1313 W Burnside: 8 a.m.
1931 NE Sandy Blvd: 8 a.m.
3290 Cedar Hills Blvd : 7 a.m.
Everyday Music Portland downtown (1313 W Burnside) Record Store Day events:
DJ Sets by:
10am- members of Typhoon
11am- Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini
1230- The Von Trapps
130- Modern Kin
2pm- Steve Turner of Mudhoney
4pm- Laura Veirs and Tucker Martine
5pm- Hooded Hags
615pm- Summer Cannibals
noon- Edna Vazquez
3pm- Ryan Sollee of Builders and Butchers
330pm- Sam Coomes of Quasi
545pm- The Shivas
7pm- The Ghost Ease
730pm- The Ganders
8pm - The Dandy Warhols followed by a DJ set by the band
Seattle events on Record Store Day
Our Top Sellers
- Sufjan Stevens--Carrie & Lowell
- Courtney Barnett--Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit.
- Kendrick Lamar--To Pimp A Butterfly
- Modest Mouse--Strangers To Ourselves
- Death Cab For Cutie--Kintsugi
- Godspeed You! Black Emperor--Asumder Sweet and other Distress
- Chastity Belt--Time To Go Home
- Brandi Carlile--Firewatcher's Daughter
- D'Angelo--Black Messiah
**Our Seattle store...has NEW HOURS! They are now open 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.**
It's inevitable that Tobias Jesso, Jr. will be compared to '70s singer/songwriters with the unabashed, snark-free, open-hearted lyrics and piano-thumping tunes on his debut, the recent-breakup-inspired Goon. It conjures the era's mellow, synth-free AM pop and the essence of songs like Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful," Elton John's "Your Song," Harry Nilsson's "Without You," and Carole King's "It's Too Late." If not for the presence of strings and double-tracking, opener "Can't Stop Thinking About You" (produced by Patrick Carney of the Black Keys and the Rentals) sounds as if Jesso sat down at his favorite aunt's piano and just started pouring his heart out. His uber-poignant "Without You" (not the Nilsson song) represents the album as a whole: there aren't more than a couple, mostly production-related surprises in the song -- the chords and verses and modest drum parts (played on this song by Haim's Danielle Haim) fall where anticipated -- it simply rips at the heart with its plainness, directness, and sincerity right from the opening, "Why can't you just love me?/Should I move on or should I wait?" Ariel Rechtshaid (Kylie Minogue, Usher, Vampire Weekend) produced the song and keeps it simple, sparse, and wistful. The Randy Newman-evoking "Crocodile Tears" is uptempo and playful but still about perplexity and vulnerability. There's not much one can do to deny the emotional weight or the eerily '70s character of Goon; it's probably best to settle into the La-Z-Boy, flick feathered hair off of your polyester lapel, grab a box of tissues, and let it be. ~Marcy Donelson, allmusic