New albums by local resident Jon Anderson. Heartsounds did an in-store at the shop a while back and now have a new album on Epitaph. Atari Teenage Riot, the electronic, punkrock blitzkrieg of noise, comes to SLO soon!
PROMOTIONS: Free 7-inch with the purchase of Release The Sunbird; Free All Shall Perish t-shirt with purchase of new album
Little Dragon – Ritual Union CD (Peacefrog)
Already a blogger’s delight, Ritual Union’s first single “Nightlight” sounds like Erykah Badu fronting the Psychedelic Furs, with a healthy smattering of digital funk and alt.soul.
Release The Sunbird – Come Back To Us CD/LP (Brushfire/Republic)
Release The Sunbird is a new project from Zach Rogue of Rogue Wave, and leans toward the prettier, acoustic sound of his band, but was recorded with a whole new group of friends from Bloomington, Indiana.
All Shall Perish – This Is Where It Ends CD (Nuclear Blast)
New from the Bay Area metal band.
Dex Romweber Duo – Is That You In The Blue? CD/LP (Bloodshot)
Pioneering the template for the stripped to-the-essentials guitar/drums duo format in the psycho/surf/rockabilly/garage/punk combo Flat Duo Jets, Dex forges ahead with this new album.
Joss Stone – LP1 CD/LP (Stone’d/Surfdog)
New album from the soul singer who Smokey Robinson calls “Aretha Joplin.” Produced by Dave Stewart (Eurythmics).
Aficionado – Aficionado CD/LP (No Sleep)
Drawing influence from an array of bands including At the Drive-In, Cursive, and The Hold Steady, Aficionado mixes organ, flute, and occasional horn arrangements into it’s unorthodox blend of post-punk.
Atari Teenage Riot – Is This Hyperreal? CD (Dim Mak)
First new album in 12 years from the electro/punk trio.
Jon Anderson – Survival & Other Stories CD (Gonzo)
New album from the former Yes vocalist.
Heartsounds – Drifter CD (Epitaph)
Blending the speed and precision of metal-inflected punk rock like Strung Out and Propaghandi with the melodic sensibilities of Hot Water Music and Bad Religion, Heartsounds’ music is a fusion of ‘90s punk rock and ‘80s thrash metal.
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Every year, Boo Boo Records packs up the van and takes the shop on the road to the Live Oak Music Festival. We’ve had close ties with KCBX over the years, and it’s nice to be at their annual festival, supplying music and having the artists come by our booth and meet their audience. This year, we’re offering one lucky entry a pair of full day Sunday passes. If you’ve never been, here’s a great chance. Sunday night ends with soul legend, Mavis Staples, but the day also features The Wailin’ Jennys, soul-jazz guitarist Will Bernard along with local act Sparrow’s Gate. We’ve had a stellar year thus far, with Record Store Day and getting a nice nod from Rolling Stones as one of the best record shops in the country. Here’s our chance to offer a little thanks and praise to our customers. A winner will be selected on Tuesday, June 14th. Enter below.
The Live Oak Music Festival is a three day concert and camping event held every year on Father’s Day weekend in the hills above Santa Barbara, California. 100% of Live Oak proceeds go to support KCBX Public Radio!
Live Oak, as it has become affectionately known, is more than just a music festival — it is an experience rooted in music and community. These two elements together create a three-day journey into a timeless place that is far removed from ties and clocks, suits and schedules. The festival features an aural collage of live music ranging from traditional, folk, bluegrass and gospel, to blues, jazz, classical and world music.
Nestled in the oak trees of the quiet Santa Ynez Valley, Live Oak comes alive as an outdoor music festival showcasing some of the finest musicians from around the world. The camping experience at Live Oak creates a community of several thousand friendly people that are all doing the same thing — relaxing and having fun in the warm sunshine of June.