Friday, April 20, 2018

Saturday, April 21st - Record Store Day 2018!!

Here's a list of the RSD exclusives we'll have at the shop:


Air - Sexy Boy (Picture Disc)

Baby Huey - Living Legend (2LP Deluxe Edition)

Courtney Barnett - City Looks Pretty (12" Single)

Courtney Barnett - The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas (Picture Disc)

Beau Brummels - Bradley's Barn

Belly - 10" EP

Bleachers - MTV Unplugged

David Bowie - Now

David Bowie - Welcome to the Blackout (Live London '78)

David Bowie - Let's Dance (12" Single)

David Bowie - S/T

Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy (Mirror to Mirror)

Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison (Boxset)

Catherine Wheel - Happy Days

Circle Jerks - Gig

Gene Clark - Back Street Mirror

Ornette Coleman - An Evening with.. (Pt. 2)

Willie Colon - The Big Break

Common - Can I Borrow a Dollar

Mac Demarco - Old Dog Demos

Dream Syndicate - How We Found Ourselves Everywhere

Steve Earle & The Dukes - The Continental Club

Brian Eno & Kevin Shields - The Weight of History

Flamin' Groovies - Grease

Fleetwood Mac - Alternate Tango in the Night

Jerry Garcia - Run for the Roses

Bobbie Gentry - Live at the BBC

Grateful Dead - Fillmore West, February 27, 1969

V/A - Hillbillies in Hell Vol. 666

The Kinks - Phobia

Van Morrison - The Alternative Moondance

Nas - Illmatic: Live from the Kennedy Center

The National - Boxer: Live in Brussels

Linda Perhacs - I'm a Harmony

V/A - Porno Sonic

Ramones - Sundragon Sessions

Lou Reed - Animal Serenade

Lou Reed & Kris Kristofferson - The Bottom Line Archive

The Residents - The W***** B*** Album

Sufjan Stevens - Mystery Of Love 10"

The Stooges - S/T (The Detroit Edition)

Sundays - Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic

Swans - Die Tur Ist Zu

Uncle Tupelo - No Depression Demos

Tom Waits - Bastards

Tom Waits - Bawlers

Wilco - Live at the Troubador 1996

Wipers - Live at the Met, December 31, 1982

Neil Young - Roxy: Tonight's the Night Live

Monday, February 19, 2018

Ten Spins (February 2018)

Ten Spins (February 2018)

Taking a break from the chaos of the news cycle for a moment to consider some records that have been in heavy rotation. We've lost Mark E. Smith, but we've gained Black Panther so let's check out the stacks stereo-side.

The Fall - The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004

Kendrick Lamar - Black Panther: The Album

Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer

Willie Nelson - Willie and Family Live

Superchunk - What a Time to be Alive

Blind Gary Davis - Harlem Street Singer

Leon Russell - Hank Wilson's Back

Rhye - Blood

B. B. King - Live in Cook County Jail

Reagan Youth - Vols. 1 & 2

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Ten Spins (January 2018)

Ten Spins (January 2018)

We've taken refuge from the frigid weather in our beach-side bunker with a friendly bottle and a stack of records to keep us warm. Here's ten platters in no particular order that have helped stave off the ice and ennui of winter so far.

Grateful Dead – Winterland 12/31/71

Mekons – Fear and Whiskey

Cat Stevens – Mona Bone Jakon

Loretta Lynn – Fist City

Open Mike Eagle – Brick Body Kids Still Daydream

Francoise Hardy – L'Amitie

Jimmy Cliff – The Harder They Come

Jaimie Branch – Fly or Die

Lee Hazlewood - “Forty”


Yoko Ono – Feeling the Space

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Desolation Row 25 Favorite Platters of 2017

My apologies for the delay in getting this list up. 2017 was a year of great releases and I was listening to records right up until the last minute considering and reconsidering the albums on this list. This could have easily been four times as long (and at one point it was!). This wasn't a year of incomparable masterpieces seemingly released weekly like 2016 was. Instead it was a year of incredibly rich and wonderful records that maybe announced themselves a bit more quietly than those of last year, but were incredibly beautiful and noisy and funny and heartbreaking and catchy and weird. There were many more albums that could have been on this list, but here's where I landed on Christmas afternoon. ~ kc


Desolation Row 25 Favorite Platters of 2017

1. Perfume Genius – No Shape
2. Sza – Ctrl
3. Julien Baker – Turn Out the Lights
4. Big Thief – Capacity
5. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound
6. Joey Badass – All-Amerikkkan Badass
7. EMA – Exile in the Outer Ring
8. Waxahatchee – Out in the Storm
9. Aye Nako – Silver Haze
10. Craig Finn – We All Want the Same Things
11. The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
12. Woods – Love Is Love
13. Aimee Mann – Mental Illness
14. Vic Mensa – The Autobiography
15. Kehlani – Sweet Sexy Savage
16. Vagabon – Infinite Worlds
17. Lindsey Buckingham / Christine McVie – s/t
18. Tony Allen – The Source
19. Slowdive – s/t
20. The National – Sleep Well Beast
21. Alison Crutchfield – Tourist in This Town
22. Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory
23. Tyler the Creator – Scum Fuck Flower Boy
24. Jay Som – Everybody Works
25. Mount Eerie – Crow Looked at Me

Archival Releases

1. Bob Dylan – Trouble No More
2. Grateful Dead – Get Shown the Light
3. Husker Du – Savage Young Du
4. Chris Bell – The Complete Chris Bell
5. Neil Young – Hitchhiker


ps. We've been remiss at The Row in posting new arrivals here at the shop. Time constraints have prevented my doing that and I don't see that changing in the foreseeable future. However, starting in January we'll inaugurate a Ten Spins feature listing ten favorite records that we've been spinning and can't get enough of! Stay tuned!!

Friday, September 8, 2017

September Vinyl!

Some recent new vinyl in stock:

The National - Sleep Well Beast

Radiohead - OK Computer: OKNOTOK 1997-2017

Radiohead - Kid A

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

Radiohead - Amnesiac

Aphex Twin - Come to Daddy

Broken Social Scene - Hug of Thunder

EMA - Exile in the Outer Ring

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - S/T

Glenn Gould - Goldberg Variations

Iron & Wine - Beast Epic

Iron & Wine - Creek Drank the Cradle

Randy Newman - Dark Matter

Nororious BIG - Ready to Die

Oh Sees - Orc

David Rawlings - Poor David's Almanack

Thee Oh Sees - Singles 1 & 2

TLC - S/T

War on Drugs - Deeper Understanding

Hank Williams - Alone & Forsaken

Friday, July 28, 2017

New Vinyl Today!!

New vinyl in today:

Arcade Fire - Everything Now

Brainiac - Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

Tim Buckley - Goodbye Hello

Electric Prunes - S/T

Helmet - Meantime

JJ Doom - Bookhead

La's - S/T

Monkees - Summer of Love

Yoko Ono - Approximately Infinite Universe

Yoko Ono - Feeling the Space

Yoko Ono - Fly

Robert Pollard - Not in My Airforce

Savoy Motel - S/T

Omar Souleyman - To Syria with Love

Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis

Sun Seeker - Biddenford

Television - Live at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco 6/29/79

Friday, July 14, 2017

July Vinyl!!

 Some great new vinyl has just hit the bins:


Radiohead - OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997-2017

Perfume Genius - No Shape

Perfume Genius - Too Bright

Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister - Planetarium

Helium - The Dirt of Luck

Helium - The Magic City + No Guitars

Helium - Ends With And

Julian Baker - Sprained Ankle

Slim Forsythe - This Is Slim Forsythe

Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues

Bardo Pond & Yo La Tengo - Parallelogram

Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

Beach Boys - Smile Sessions

Beach House - B-Sides and Rarities

Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (2LP)

Beau Brunnels - Triangle

Beyonce - S/T

Big Thief - Capacity

Broken Social Scene - Feel Good Lost

Broken Social Scene - Hug of Thunder

Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It in People

Vic Chesnutt - Silver Lakes

Amber Coffman - City of No Reply

Colter Wall - S/T

Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It..

Cure - Greatest Hits Acoustic

Daft Punk - Daft Club

Daft Punk - Discovery

Daft Punk - Human After All

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

Echo & The Bunnymen - It's All Live Now

James Elington - Wintres Woma

Grateful Dead - Smiling on a Cloudy Day

V/A - Hammer Horror Classic Themes

Jason Isbell - Nashville Sound

J Dilla - Jay Dee's Ma Dukes Collection

J Dilla - Motor City

Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds from Another Planet

King Geedorah - Take Me To Your Leader

LCD Soundsystem - S/T

Look Blue Go Purple - S/T

Love - S/T 50th Anniversary Edition

Melody's Echo - S/T

Monks - Hamburg Recordings

Moondog - S/T

Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer

Peter Perrett - How the West Was Won

Prince - Purple Rain

Max Richter - Infra

Saint Etienne - Foxbase Alpha

Saint Etienne - Home Counties

Slowdive - Souvlaki

Spoon - Girls Can Tell

Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

Sun Kil Moon - Common As Light

Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend

Matthew Sweet - Tomorrow Forever

Swervedriver - Mezcal Head

They Might Be Giants - Flood

Thundercat - Apocalypse

Thundercat - Golden Age of Apocalypse

Jeff Tweedy - Together At Last

Waxahatchee - American Weekend

Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt

Waxahatchee - Out in the Storm