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New Release Round-Up 01-13-17

New Releases - 13 January 2017



THE FLAMING LIPS - Oczy Mlody - Warner Bros
Produced by the band and their long-time producer Dave Fridmann, the highly anticipated album is the follow-up to The Flaming Lips' globally acclaimed 2013 album, The Terror.
On Oczy Mlody, The Lips return to form with an album no less experimental in nature, but perhaps more melodically song-oriented, recalling the best parts of their most critically applauded albums The Soft Bulletin and the gold-certified Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots. The album is released in several configurations: a 12-song CD, a 12-song double-LP vinyl edition - pressed on colored vinyl and an 11-song single-LP vinyl edition (both of which include a digital download card of all 12 songs on Oczy Mlody), There is also a 7" red vinyl single of the band's cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" b/w "Jest (There Is...)".

RUN THE JEWELS - Run The Jewels 3 [Indie Exclusive Low Price] - Run The Jewels Inc.
The third LP (not including cat-related material) from the duo of El-P and Killer Mike includes contributions from Danny Brown, Zack de la Rocha, Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio), Boots, and Kamasi Washington. 

THE XX - I See You - Young Turks
I See You is marked by a tonal shift to something close to pure, crisp pop structure, adorned by unusual crescendos that echo a dextrous DJ inching their dancer toward climax without ever quite lifting the house lights. Its lyric sheet moves from the danger and hopelessness of love to its deliciousness and rapture; a move into a more outward looking proposition. I See You is recognizably still The XX but is now powered by the voluble ambition of its three perfect counterweights to one another starting to not just realize but harness their full potential. You might even want to think of the decisive move from Joy Division to New Order here, too. 

BONOBO - Migration - Ninja Tune
Simon Green aka Bonobo returns with his sixth album, the masterful, magisterial Migration - a record which cements his place in the very highest echelons of electronic music and beyond. By turns lush, manic, beautiful, melancholy, joyful, and packed with both emotion and technical skill, this is perhaps his most ambitious attempt yet to capture the very textures of human existence in his work, as Green says of the broad dynamics on the album, "Life has highs, lows, loud and quiet moments, beautiful ones and ugly ones. Music is a reflection of life."  In particular, there is a theme here of migration, eruditely put by Green as "The study of people and spaces," he expands, "It's interesting how one person will take an influence from one part of the world and move with that influence and effect another part of the world. Over time, the identities of new places evolve." It is a theme with a personal as well as a sociological aspect to it.

TOM CHAPLIN - The Wave - Arts & Crafts
The debut solo album from the former Keane frontman. Tom Chaplin has called the process of recording a solo album a "daunting prospect for someone who knows nothing else". Following the band's split, Chaplin began using drugs due to anxiety over the album and "thought [he] was going to die" in early 2015: "When I finally liberated myself from years of spiraling addiction, a place of inspiration and creativity became available to me. I set about writing an album that documents my transition from the darkest recesses of human experience to a place of resolution, fulfillment and happiness. At long last I am comfortable in my own skin and have achieved that elusive dream of writing a set of songs I can truly call my own."




ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Flo Morrissey / Matthew E. White - Gentlewoman, Ruby Man
Moderat - Live
Dryjacket - For Posterity
Madness - Can't Touch Us Now
The Band of Heathens - Duende
The Infamous Stringdusters - Laws Of Gravity
Sepultura - Machine Messiah
Colony House - Only The Lonely
The Molochs - America's Velvet Glory
In Her Own Words - Unfamiliar
The Killers - Hot Fuss [LP] 
Rick Wakeman - Piano Portraits
Code Orange - Forever



& More .....

The Flaming Lips - Space Oddity / Jest (There Is?) [Red Vinyl]
David Bowie - No Plan EP
Prince - Cream [12in Vinyl Single]
Prince - U Got The Look [12in Vinyl Single]
Prince - Kiss [12in Vinyl Single]
Mare - EP [Vinyl]

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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Schoolkids T-Shirts Now Available!

Wear the shirt that both Zach Galifianakis and Bon Iver wear with pride! Makes the perfect holiday gift!

    Carol Van Dijk of the Dutch-band Bettie Serveert (on Schoolkids Records - label) rocks out with the classic Schoolkids Records Tee (photo by Tinca Veerman)

Our "classic" fish logo design in colors: Green, Purple, Red and Pink.  Also available in Carolina Blue at the Chapel Hill location only. Sizes S, M, L and XL. Some XXL available in limited colors.

Also available our limited edition 80's retro shirts.  Two styles to choose from! Hats will be back in touch soon!

Shirts are $13.99 plus shipping, hats are $19.99. 

if you are interested, just drop us an email at: schoolkidsrecordsnc@gmail.com letting us know the color, size and style you are looking for and we'll work out the rest

thanks!

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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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