AIMEE MANN - Mental Illness - Superego Records
Aimee Mann's first new solo album in five years! Mann has described Mental Illness as her "saddest, slowest and most acoustic" album to date. Featuring the singles "Goose Snow Cone" and "Patient Zero".
BOB DYLAN - Triplicate - Sony
Triplicate, is the new three disc studio album from Bob Dylan. The collection features 30 brand-new recordings of classic American tunes and marking the first triple-length set of the artist's illustrious career. With each disc individually titled and presented in a thematically-arranged 10-song sequence, Triplicate showcases Dylan's unique and much-lauded talents as a vocalist, arranger and bandleader on 30 compositions by some of music's most lauded and influential songwriters. The Jack Frost-produced album is the 38th studio set from Bob Dylan and marks the first new music from the artist since Fallen Angels, which was released in early 2016.
GOLDFRAPP - Silver Eye - Mute U.S.
Silver Eye, Goldfrapp's seventh album, is dance music which evokes a pagan ritual rather than a club soundtrack. Cold, metallic electronics with a hot current of blood running through them. A 21st century moon dance. It weaves together the two strands of Goldfrapp’s music like never before. If 2013’s Tales of Us, a set of noirish folk fables, roamed the same pastoral landscape as Felt Mountain and Seventh Tree, then Silver Eye (a reference to the moon) belongs to the pulsing, electronic lineage of Black Cherry and Supernature only deeper and darker.
THE MAVERICKS - Brand New Day [Indie Exclusive Low Price] - Mono Mundo Rec.
Flashing the same exhilarating, beyond-category style that has defined The Mavericks, the new album introduces a collection of taut, energetic, economical songs sure to be embraced by both original fans of their top-10 albums and hit singles of the ‘90s and a new generation of listeners who have joined the party since their triumphant 2012 reunion. The first studio album on their own label, Mono Mundo Recordings, it is the mature and timely work of an exciting and underestimated American band that has embraced its own destiny. Brand New Day is available for a limited time at an Indie Exclusive Low Price.
NELLY FURTADO - The Ride - Nelstar Music INC.
The Ride is the sixth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado. The album is largely produced by Grammy Award-winning musician John Congleton. Furtado released the lead single from the album, “Pipe Dreams”, on 15 November 2016.
YASMINE HAMDAN - Al Jamilat - Ipecac Recordings
With her debut solo album Ya Nass (2013),Yasmine Hamdan introduced her personal, modern take on Arabic pop. In Al Jamilat ('The Beautiful Ones'), she pursues her musical exploration, while taking a look at the mutations at work within the Arab world.
RODNEY CROWELL - Close Ties - New West Records
Rodney Crowell's new album, Close Ties, demonstrates his strengths as a songwriter and illustrates how he has learned to balance personal recollection, literary sophistication, and his profound musical reach. Close Ties is at once his most intimate record and his most accessible, the product of years of understanding the ways songs can enter—and be entered by—life. “It’s a loose concept album, you could say,” Crowell says. “And the concept is related to how you tell stories about yourself. Having a few years ago written a memoir, my sensibilities toward narrative—especially trying to find a common thread in different pieces of writing—had become a part of my songwriting process.” Close Ties is a roots record, in the sense that Crowell himself has deep roots that stretch back into the alternative country scene of the early seventies. The rise of Americana music has struck a nerve with Crowell. “I have declared my loyalty to Americana. It’s a hard category for people to get their heads around, or at least the terminology is. But all the people who represent it—Townes van Zandt, Guy Clark, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and more recent stars like John Paul White and Jason Isbell—share a common thread, and that thread is poetry. Whether they are actual poets or their music exemplifies a poetic sensibility, generally speaking, the Americana artist shuns commercial compromise in favor of a singular vision. Which resonates with me.” There is also a powerful undercurrent of the blues running through the record. “Recently, I think—I hope—that my study of the blues is starting to show up in my music. Those artists, whether it’s Lightnin’ Hopkins or John Lee Hooker or the acoustic Delta players, connected to something fundamental. With that in mind, I’m trying to move forward but also get back there.”
MASTODON - Emperor Of Sand - Reprise
Emperor Of Sand finds Mastodon returning to a deeply imaginative and complex conceptual storyline that ponders the nature of time. Threading together the myth of a man sentenced to death in a majestically malevolent desert, the band conjures the grains of a musical and lyrical odyssey slipping quickly through a cosmic hourglass. "Emperor of Sand is like the grim reaper," says drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor. "Sand represents time. If you or anyone you know has ever received a terminal diagnosis, the first thought is about time. Invariably, you ask, ‘How much time is left?'" "We're reflecting on mortality," adds bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders. "To that end, the album ties into our entire discography. It's 17 years in the making, but it's also a direct reaction to the last two years. We tend to draw inspiration from very real things in our lives." Emperor Of Sand was recorded at The Quarry Recording Studio in Kennesaw, just outside Mastodon's hometown of Atlanta, with producer Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam, Neil Young, AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine), who first worked with Mastodon on their seminal 2009 album Crack The Skye.
FATHER JOHN MISTY - Pure Comedy - Sub Pop
Pure Comedy, Father John Misty's third album, is a complex, often-sardonic, and, equally often, touching meditation on the confounding folly of modern humanity. Father John Misty is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Josh Tillman. Tillman has released two widely acclaimed albums – Fear Fun (2012) and I Love You, Honeybear (2015) – and the recent “Real Love Baby” single as Father John Misty, and recently contributed to songs by Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Kid Cudi. While we could say a lot about Pure Comedy – including that it is a bold, important album in the tradition of American songwriting greats like Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, and Leonard Cohen – we think it’s best to let its creator describe it himself. Take it away, Mr. Tillman: Pure Comedy is the story of a species born with a half-formed brain. The species’ only hope for survival, ﬁnding itself on a cruel, unpredictable rock surrounded by other species who seem far more adept at this whole thing (and to whom they are delicious), is the reliance on other, slightly older, half-formed brains. This reliance takes on a few different names as their story unfolds, like “love,” “culture,” “family,” etc. Over time, and as their brains prove to be remarkably good at inventing meaning where there is none, the species becomes the purveyor of increasingly bizarre and sophisticated ironies. These ironies are designed to help cope with the species’ loathsome vulnerability and to try and reconcile how disproportionate their imagination is to the monotony of their existence. Something like that. Pure Comedy was recorded in 2016 at the legendary United Studios (Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Beck) in Hollywood, CA. It was produced by Father John Misty and Jonathan Wilson, with engineering by Misty’s longtime sound-person Trevor Spencer and orchestral arrangements by renowned composer/double-bassist Gavin Bryars (known for extensive solo work, and work with Brian Eno, Tom Waits, Derek Bailey).
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.
We are super excited (and hope you are too!) that Record Store Day 2017 is coming up very soon.
This year RSD celebrates its 10th anniversary and will be held on April 22nd. We hope to see you in store so we can say hi and celebrate all things Record Store while we all have a giant worldwide party.
The list of exclusive titles has now been released and you can view the full list on www.recordstoreday.com
Mark your calendars for Record Store Day on April 22nd! Record Store Day offers hundreds of exclusive titles to independent record shops worldwide, and Young Ones is the place to visit for the event. The fun continues all day long with giveaways and in-store performances featuring Caroline Reese (celebrating the new release, Tenderfoot!), Uncle Jake & the 18 Wheel Gang (homecoming from their US tour), Jon Smith's Voyages (celebrating the release of his debut solo CD), Hot Dad Calendar + 1 more TBA.
Doors are open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Special Sunday hours from noon to 5 the following day.
Customers will receive the official Record Store Day 2017 tote while supplies last, and loads of other free posters, pins, stickers, and more throughout the day. We’re also excited to reveal a new design for our second ever Young Ones/RSD t-shirt, which will be available for purchase starting on Record Store Day. All in-stock Dr. Marten’s will be 50% off for the day, and there will be a special section of previous RSD titles as well as a selection of $5 records.
The entire list of 2017 releases will be announced soon. We will be stocking hunreds of releases! Check back here for a complete list.
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All free & open to the public unless otherwise noted.
SATURDAY APRIL 22nd 2017
RECORD STORE DAY!
Caroline Reese (celebrating the new release, Tenderfoot!), Uncle Jake & the 18 Wheel Gang (homecoming from their US tour), Jon Smith's Voyages (celebrating the release of his debut solo CD),Hot Dad Calendar from Albright College.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26th, 2017
Kutztown's very own Punk Rock band, Charisma Rat, are returning to perform at Young Ones ! This is our delayed post-Record Store Day after-party! This is a great way to spend 90 minutes on a Wednesday night. This is a free event. If you dig the bands tunes, buy some merch! Spread the word.
Help support these diverse, amazing artists by coming out to their performances in this low key, intimate, laid back atmosphere. See a great show, hang out with the band, and pick up their releases, too.Spread the word!! Invite your friends!! Stay updated here!!
Did you know Young Ones stocks instruments and can special order almost anything you need? Young Ones has a partnership with Penn Avenue Music, we now carry instruments and accessories such as amps, cables, strings, and more.
You can also drop off your instruments at Young Ones for repairs or string changes. A Penn Avenue Music tech will pick up your instrument, contact you with an estimate, and return your instrument to Young Ones the following week. For emergency repairs, arrangements can be made for next day service.
Fun free stuff for you when you buy the latest recordings from your favorite artists.
While supplies last.
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As part of our true appreciation of you, our customers, we have partnered with some of the leading concert venues and promoters in PA.
We'll be giving you the opportunity to win a pair of tix to a wide variety of upcoming events at awesome venues like, Santander Arena / Santander Performing Arts Center (Reading), The Sands Event Center (Bethlehem), The Mann Center (Philadelphia) The Trocadero (Philadelphia), Chameleon Club (Lancaster), Union Transfer (Philadelphia), World Cafe Live (Philadelphia), The MainGate (Allentown) Theatre Of Living Arts (Phila.), Electric Factory (Philadelphia), Underground Arts (Philadelphia), Prince Theater (Philadelphia) , Boot and Saddle (Phila.) and many more.
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