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New Release Round-Up 10-21-16

New Releases 21-Oct-16

JIMMY EAT WORLD - Integrity Blues - RCA
Integrity Blues is the ninth studio album from Jimmy Eat World released through Dine Alone Records. The album was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen, known previously for collaborating with Paramore, M83 and Nine Inch Nails.

THE RADIO DEPT. - Running Out Of Love - Labrador Sweden
Labrador's best selling band returns with their first album in over 6 years. An amazing album that shows a band that's taking big leaps forwards and still sound exactly like The Radio Dept. 

KORN - The Serenity Of Suffering - Roadrunner Records
The Serenity Of Suffering is the twelfth studio album from Korn. According to guitarist Brian Welch, it is "heavier than anyone's heard us in a long time" and it contains their most intense music in a long time vocally as well. The artwork contains elements of Korn's fourth album, Issues, and was created by Ron English.

LADY GAGA - Joanne - Interscope Records
Lady Gaga releases her fifth studio album Joanne on Interscope and Streamline Records. "Perfect Illusion" was released as the album's lead single on September 9, 2016, going number one in France and Spain, while reaching the top 20 in more than ten countries including Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

JONES - New Skin

JONES - New SkinJONES - New Skin - PIAS AmericaJONES - New Skin
East London soul-singer JONES unveils her highly-anticipated first album, New Skin. Featuring the singles Melt, Hoops and Indulge, the album was produced by big names, such as Rodaidh McDonald, Two Inch Punch and Tourist, who have been renowned for creating breakthrough hits for Sam Smith and Låpsley.
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AGNES OBEL - Citizen Of Glass

AGNES OBEL - Citizen Of GlassAGNES OBEL - Citizen Of Glass - PIAS AmericaAGNES OBEL - Citizen Of Glass
Acclaimed Danish singer and pianist Agnes Obel releases her new album Citizen Of Glass, featuring the singles Familiar, Golden Green and Stretch Your Eyes. "The title comes from the German concept of the gläserner bürger, the human or glass citizen. It’s actually a legal term about the level of privacy the individual has in a state, and in health it’s become a term about how much we know about a person’s body or biology or history – if they’re completely made of glass we know everything. There’s an increasing sense in this world that you have to make yourself a bit of glass. To be willing to open up, use yourself as material, and not just if you’re an artist or a musician. I worked with the title from the very beginning to push myself to do new things. I wanted to push myself conceptually from the starting point, to push the glass theme throughout the songs in different ways – in the lyrics, in the instruments – to do things in a very new way. As an album, it feels bigger to me, a lot bigger." - Agnes Obel
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NEKROMANTIX - A Symphony of Wolf Tones & Ghost Notes

NEKROMANTIX - A Symphony of Wolf Tones & Ghost NotesNEKROMANTIX - A Symphony of Wolf Tones & Ghost Notes - Hellcat RecordsNEKROMANTIX - A Symphony of Wolf Tones & Ghost Notes
Nekromantix is a musical unearthing of the biggest themes from the greatest works of monster, zombie, vampire, werewolf and b-horror fiction; ripped from literature, comic book pages or classic celluloid. NEKROMANTIX chases a darkly romantic muse with an even darker humor. A Symphony of Wolf Tones & Ghost Notes broadens the NEKROMANTIX legacy with expansive ambition that never sacrifices the trio’s inherent grittiness, furiously stoking and reshaping the flames of the creative vision begun in Denmark with legendary labels like Nervous Records, through the band’s master classes in punk n’ roll albums stateside with Hellcat Records, the label cofounded by Tim Armstrong and Brett Gurewitz. 
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JOHN K SAMSON - Winter Wheat

JOHN K SAMSON - Winter WheatJOHN K SAMSON - Winter Wheat - EpitaphJOHN K SAMSON - Winter Wheat
Singer/songwriter John K. Samson enlists the rhythm section from his renowned band The Weakerthans for much of his second solo album, Winter Wheat. Inspired by the search for connection and community, his hometown of Winnipeg, and our individual and collective struggles with addictions to drugs, screens, and fossil fuels - Winter Wheat is a sprawling, masterful and timely work by a writer at the peak of his powers. Winter Wheat was produced in garages and homes through a Winnipeg winter by Samson’s partner and collaborator, Christine Fellows, and his Weakerthans co-founder and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Jason Tait, and mixed in the spring in Toronto by Robbie Lackritz (Bahamas, Feist). The spare and thoughtful arrangements also feature Greg Smith of The Weakerthans on electric bass, Ashley Au on double and electric bass, Leanne Zacharias on cello, and Shotgun Jimmie on electric guitar. Like the crop itself, which is planted in the fall, sprouts, goes dormant through months of snow and rises in the spring, Winter Wheat is a determined, beautiful, resilient response to difficult and extraordinary times.
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Lazarus [Original Cast Recording] - Interscope Records
Lazarus, the musical presented by the New York Theater Workshop in December 2015 and January 2016, was written by David Bowie and Enda Walsh. The show opened to phenomenal critical acclaim. The New York Times raved "Ice-cold bolts of ecstasy shoot like novas through the glamorous muddle and murk of Lazarus, the great-sounding, great-looking and mind-numbing new musical," while Rolling Stone hailed it as a "Surrealistic Tour de Force... milk-swimming, lingerie-sniffing, gin-chugging theater at its finest." Lazarus is based on the classic sci-fi novel The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis. The musical includes both re-worked material from Bowie's iconic catalogue alongside brand new music.  
This collection includes the full cast and band of the original New York production with their versions of the David Bowie songs from the show as the Lazarus Cast Album. The album was produced by the show's musical director Henry Hey, who had previously worked with Bowie on "The Next Day" and features vocals from actors Michael C. Hall, Sophia Anne Caruso, Cristin Milioti, Michael Esper and other cast members backed by the seven-piece house band Hey assembled for the New York run. The album was recorded January 11, 2016. Upon arriving at the studio, the musicians and cast were shocked and saddened to learn that Bowie had passed away the evening before. Their emotional performances that day are captured on this recording.




Pretty Reckless - Who You Selling For
Pretenders - Alone
White Lies - Friends
Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
The Dean Ween Group - The Deaner Album
David Crosby - Lighthouse
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things Soundtrack Vol.1
American Football - American Football LP2
Savoy Motel - Savoy Motel
Saint Motel - Saintmotelevision
Michael Buble - Nobody But Me
Joan As Police Woman - Let It Be You
Hooton Tennis Club - Big Box Of Chocolates
Streets of Laredo - Wild
Nico Muhly & Teitur Lassen - Confessions
Vanessa Carlton - Liberman Live
Pantera - The Great Southern Trendkill: 20th Anniversary Edition
Elvis Presley - The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Jane's Addiction - Sterling Spoon [Limited Edition 6LP]
The Rocky Horror Picture Show [TV Broadcast Soundtrack]
Kevin Devine - Instigator

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CRX - Broken Bones
David Gray - Enter Lightly
Jim James - Here In Spirit
Dark Tranquillity - Forward Momentum

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.


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Ten Bands One Cause 2016

Ten Bands One Cause 2016

Ten Bands One Cause

This week Ten Bands re-issue their albums on limited edition pink vinyl, all for one cause. This is the third year for the initiative that helped raise $65,000 for Gilda’s Club NYC, an organization that provides community support for both those diagnosed with cancer and their caretakers. It is named after comedian Gilda Radner, who passed away from the disease at the age of 43 in 1989.

This year’s limited pink vinyl are from Anthrax, The Black Keys, Courtney Barnett, Ed Sheeran, Jim Breuer & The Loud & Rowdy, My Chemical Romance, NOFX, Opeth, Pixies and Red Hot Chili Peppers. The releases are available for purchase starting this week, and proceeds will sponsor Gilda's Club NYC.


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Schoolkids Webstore is live!

Schoolkids Web Store is live!  We are using Amazon second-hand to be the portal of our US webstore, this way we can have all of our live inventory online, if something sells in the store it comes off the online store immediately and vice-versa.  

All of our new and used CDs are up now, we will expand more soon with Vinyl and other items.  Of course you can always contact us at: schoolkidsrecordsnc@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Also, coming soon we will be launching a Schoolkids Europe Web-store! 

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Schoolkids Records returns to Chapel Hill!

Schoolkids Has Purchased CD Alley, Will Change Names March 1

Posted by on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 5:08 PM

On to record store No. 3: Schoolkids' Stephen Judge - FILE PHOTO BY JUSTIN COOK
Come March 1, CD Alley—the cozy, narrow Chapel Hill record shop that Ryan Richardson has owned and operated since 2006—will not be CD Alley. Schoolkids Records, which left Chapel Hill in 2008, will make its return to the college town at CD Alley’s West Franklin Street location. This will bethe third Schoolkids.

Several factors compelled Richardson’s decision. For one, the store’s ten-year term is coming to an end shortly, and he figured “ten years felt like the right amount of time.” The agreement with Judge arrived just in time. With Richardson starting accounting school in May, the store would have closed for good in the next few months, anyway.

Salvaging CD Alley’s legacy—and bringing Schoolkids back to Chapel Hill—were important to Schoolkids owner Stephen Judge.

“There’s a lot of history there,” he says. “I grew up in Rocky Mount. When I came up for Carolina football games with my friends, we would always stop by Schoolkids. It was just part of the ritual.”

Eight years ago, as general manager at Redeye Distribution in Haw River, Judge fought strenuously to keep Schoolkids from leaving Chapel Hill, whether by himself or with the help of his employers at Yep Roc and Redeye. In the end, he felt it was too risky to take on by himself. When Richardson discussed wanting to sell CD Alley, he was determined to make it work this time.

“It’s always something that stuck in my side,” he says. "This is me setting things right."

The transition will be smooth and devoid of hoopla, says Judge, whose other Schoolkids locations are in Raleigh and Durham. There won’t even be any new signage. Initially, the only significant change that shoppers can expect will be less frequent sightings of Richardson at the front desk. But the store’s other staff will remain on board.

Richardson came to the store as an employee in 2000 and bought it six years later. He never planned to do it forever.

“I’ve known all along that I couldn’t do this for the rest of my career,” he says. “I was going to have to change tracks at some point. I felt like, if I was gonna go back to school, I’d better do I before I let too much more time get away from me.”

While he says he still enjoys his work, Richardson admits it takes more and more to keep up.

“If there was one thing I don’t enjoy about it as much anymore, it’s just trying to stay ahead of the curve. But all in all, it’s still a lot of fun,” he says. “If you could have told me I’d own a shop on Franklin Street for ten years, I’d say that sounds like a dream come true.”

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