Find yourself longing to hear the dulcet tones of Pinhead, one of Burlington’s most beloved musical groups of yesteryear? You’re in luck! Pinhead LPs and cassettes are now available at Pure Pop! Pinhead, a new-wave/ska/punk group featuring a young Dug Nap, was one of Burlington’s it-bands during the 1980s.
Our quantities of Pinhead vinyl and cassettes are limited, so stop in today to make sure you get your copy! They’re in mint, unplayed condition and are still encased original their shrink wrap.
“You Don’t Like Me, Do Ya” Vinyl $12.95
“Where Are You?” Vinyl $12.95//Cassette $8.97
“Forbidden Love” (so rare we can’t find it on Google images!)
Cassette only, $8.97
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
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Thurston Moore – Demolished Thoughts
For starters, Beck produced Demolished Thoughts. And regardless of him being a bat-shit Scientologist in real life, as a musician in the studio, Beck’s palette is bat-shit catholic. Might we get some Thurston “Bonus Noise,” a la Stereopathetic Soulmanure? (Moore did pen a liner essay for Odelay‘s deluxe, so there was at least a chance of a Branca-bustin’ cover of “Electric Music and the Summer People.”) Second, this is still a Thurston Moore record. And most of his part-time loves — The Bark Haze, Northampton Wools, etc. — have essentially been dirt-kink affairs. But just as skronk would have it, turns out that Demolished Thoughts is more akin to the dub narcotic folk of Beck’s One Foot in the Grave than anything Wylde Ratttz ever did. Read the Full Review on Dusted
Amon Tobin – ISAM
Upon hitting play, Amon takes the listener on a journey through twelve tracks that switch from chilled and laidback to gritty and at some points hectic, but always vivid and never lacking a theme. Journeyman opens the album with a dark and twisted lullaby that becomes progressively more psychedelic along the way, after which more sonic warfare is transposed on tunes such as the brilliant Autechre-y Goto 10 and the stunning listening experience that is Wooden Toy, a tune that sounds deceivingly stripped but actually bursts with layers of melancholy and depth. Unlimited creativity is the keyword here. Genres, or any conventional programming really, are put aside. Read the full review on Beats & Beyond
Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi Present ROME
Rome stays fully on-message from beginning to end, accurately mimicking the style, sound and recording techniques of the film scores from classic Westerns. Many of the tracks are instrumentals, but Jack White adds his Bluegrass-inspired vocals to a handful of songs. He first pops up on “The Rose With the Broken Neck,” somewhat taking on the persona of the prototypical “depressed badass” cowboy to stay with the theme. Read the full review on Hop Hop DX
Hank Williams III – Hillbilly Joker
First things first: If my bootleg Hank III collection (what, you don’t have one?) is to be believed, a large percentage—80%, to be exact—of the tracks on Hillbilly Joker have been floating around the interwebs in a quasi-legal status since 2003 under the album title This Ain’t Country. (Some tracks also appear on III Shades of Hank; use this information however you’d like.) That said, even with a new moniker, the old This Ain’t Country is a pretty apt title—as Williams fans who dig his hard rock side project, Assjack, know, there’s more to the man than his souped-up, hellbound take on his grandfather’s genre. Hillbilly Joker splits the difference between Hank III proper and Assjack, and as a result, will either offer something for both sets of fans or disappoint them, depending on your level of cynicism. Read the full review on Pop Matters
Ben Harper – Give Till It’s Gone
The 10th studio album from L.A.-based rocker Ben Harper suggests a cathartic confessional. Pointedly a solo effort (previous Harper albums have largely co-billed backing bands the Innocent Criminals and Relentless7), it’s also his last with longtime record label Virgin and comes after a very public split with his wife, actress Laura Dern. (Yes… that Laura Dern… we know.) Read the full review on the LA Times
Psyched for My Morning Jacket’s 6th studio album, Circuital? Right now, fresh outta the box, we’ve got “Holdin On To Black Metal” (sample that epic Kentuckian folk rock here) – a single featuring the title track as well as a live version of “Butch Cassidy” from their 1999 album, Tennessee Fire! The single is 2 bucks, and also earns you a $2 coupon towards your purchase of the full-length album.
A limited edition single and special edition track for free, before the album drops? Sounds like a win-win to us. When the new studio LP drops on May 31st, don’t forget to mosey on over here with your $2 coupon and give it a listen!
We’ve got music of course, and when you buy some we want to give you extra thing. HOOOORAY!
with your purchase of TV on the Radio’s Nine Types of Light CD $11.49 Deluxe CD $17.49 LP $15.97
You’ll be the proud owner of a MASSIVE ( and shiny) TVOTR poster.
Get yr copy of Those Darlins Screws Get Loose CD $13.97 LP $19.97
and get an equally massive and HANDSIGNED Those Darlins poster.
And when you grab the new Low C‘mon CD $11.49 LP $15.97
You’ll receive a bonus disc of 5 acoustic tracks.
And last but not least with Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi’s Rome CD $13.99
and you’ll leave Pure Pop with a brand spankin’ new poster (of a more manageable size).
Who says nothing’s free anymore?! We beg to differ.
Okervil River – I Am Very Far
Some albums take time, slowly revealing their meanings and aims only after repeated listening. Others seem to announce their intentions the moment you put them on, as does the sixth album by Texan quintet Okkervil River. It opens with a slightly archaic but nevertheless familiar sound: even 20 years after it fell from fashion, nothing says “we are aiming for the stadiums” quite like the booming thwack of a gated snare drum, the 80s sonic signpost of big rock music with big ambitions. Read The Full Review on The Guardian
Greg Brown – Freak Flag
After Greg Brown’s last studio album (2007′s “Yellow Dog”), the singer/songwriter harbored doubts as to whether he’d record again, but — after the longest hiatus of his luminous, three-decade career — he’s returned with a solid-sender that more than holds its own among the finest of his two-dozen full-length discs.
That trademark burnished, favorite-shirt baritone remains a wonder, deftly shading lyrical content with a barely suppressed chuckle, a swallowed sob, a soul-shaking moan or — in the rollicking, Hooker-inspired boogie of “Where Are You Going When You’re Gone” — rolling out an ace falsetto as his “regular” voice’s harpy combatant in a hilarious, no-win beat-down. Read the full review on the Press Citizen
Mountain Man – Self Titled
Mountain Man walk a fine line between Sacred Harp (think Cold Mountain OST), gospel, and Gregorian chant that makes for quite an eclectic mix of tunes. Opener “Animal Tracks” finds all three singers weaving their voices together; their slurring style recalling the rawness of Bon Iver’s debut. One feels, in some nostalgic sense, that the lyrics of the chorus could not be sung in any other way (“And the sweat will roll down our backs / And we’ll follow animal tracks”). It has the sound of some lost childhood anthem of adventure, sung in unison as the three women trudge through the forest. For such a humble recording, its quite devastating. Read the Full blog review on Bohemian Cuddle Box
Raphael Saadiq – Stone Rollin’
From 2002’s Instant Vintage up through 2008’s Grammy-nominated The Way I See It, former Tony! Toni! Toné! standout and relentless mega-producer Raphael Saadiq has gradually resuscitated the energy that characterized his soulful R&B trio as a solo artist. On his excellent, career-finest LP, Stone Rollin,’ Saadiq truly comes into his own, playing virtually every instrument, in addition to writing and producing the album. Read the full review on the AV Club
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
Helplessness Blues is comparatively deeper, more intricate, and more complex, a triumphant follow-up to a blockbuster debut. Working again with producer Phil Ek, they’ve crafted a cavernous record that allows more room for them to breathe and stretch. The album’s longer, episodic cuts contain disquieting shifts in tone. “The Plains/Bitter Dancer”, for example, begins as a spindly, psychedelic folk tune reminiscent of some of the Zombies’ more introspective moments, and then, after a brief pause, bursts suddenly into the type of gangland chorus Fleet Foxes have practically trademarked by now. Read the full review on Pitchfork
Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
What makes “Hot Sauce” so vital is that the Beasties sound hungrier than most musicians currently posting their first Internet demos. This is vintage Beasties, all exuberant pass-the-mike battle rhymes and gritty break-beats so funky, it’s near impossible not to head-bob through the entire record — or slam dance, as the hard-core thump on “Lee Majors Come Again” so inspires. These aesthetics prove not so much dated as timeless: The Beasties don’t sound as if they’re repeating themselves as much as creating fresh grooves with a sensibility that’s proved enduring. Read the full review on LA Times
Bill Callahan – Apocalypse
One of his most remarkable tricks– and one he returns to all over Apocalypse– is the ability to sound both controlled and casual at the same time. The songs here are filled with silly, borderline bad ideas that an artist with less confidence might’ve scrubbed after taking a long walk and a good rest. “Baby’s Breath” speeds up and slows down in a way that sounds unrehearsed, devolving into distorted guitar toward the end. The sloppy backing track on “America!” quotes what sounds like Civil War songs and 50s jungle-rock. (It also casts Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson as part of an imagined U.S. military force and ends on an acidic joke about American imperialism: “Well everyone’s allowed a past they don’t care to mention.”) A few songs feature, prominently, the flute. Read the full review on P4k
Fleet Foxes comes out tomorrow.
We will open at Midnight.
The folks at Sub Pop have given us some good stuff to give away.
About 20 limited edition silk-screened posters. These will given out with purchase, first come, first serve.
Have 4 12″ singles. 2 album tracks but something cool to own. We will give out 2 tonight at midnight & 2 tomorrow. We will use some random draw to determine who wins the singles.
The better prize is a limited edition white vinyl edition of Helplessness Blues. We will having a drawing at 5pm tomorrow. Anybody purchasing the cd or lp before then will be entered to win. For an added incentive, anybody who comes down tonight between midnight-130am will have their name entered twice.
Hope to see you down here tonight. We will open at 1130pm with purchases of new releases starting at midnight.
CD sale price for first day is $10.99($11.99 after that). LP price for first day will be $16.49($18.97 after that).
Need to convince your friends to stop down tonight. It will be 10% off everything else in the store during the midnight opening.