Happy Abandon

Facepaint [LP]

Eminem

Revival

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Who Built The Moon? [LP]

  • Announcing the Schoolkids Records App!

    We are very proud to announce the first ever
    Schoolkids Records App!
    Available NOW! on both the
     Apple App Store and Google Play Stores


    Download Now!

    Three killer features on the first launch of our App:

    - You can also buy any active physical CD, LP, DVD and more,  regardless of whether we have them in stock or not! and have the titles shipped directly to your home! You can also buy digital downloads for any album available and receive it instantly. 

    - Keep up with new releases, special sales, all of our features titles for the month and more!

    - You can scan any item in our three stores and the app will immediately stream the album.

     

              
     

    Schoolkids Records is also a record label, for more information visit our label page here:
    Schoolkids Records - Label


    here are our current releases:

    Out Now
    :
    Bettie Serveert "Damaged Good" (RSD LP) * few copies left! BUY | STREAM
    The Veldt "Symmetry b/w Slow Grind (RSD 7")" * few left! BUY | STREAM
    The Veldt "The Shocking Fuzz of Yr Electric Fur (CD, LP, Dig) BUY | STREAM
    Happy Abandon "Facepaint" (CD, LP, Digital) BUY | STREAM
    Tracy Bonham: Modern Burdens (CD, LP, Digital) BUY | STREAM
    Richard Lloyd: The Radiant Monkey (CD, Digital) BUY | STREAM
    Richard Lloyd: The Cover Doesn't Matter (CD, Digital) BUY | STREAM
    6 String Drag - High Hat (Reissue) (CD, LP, Digital) BUY | STREAM
    Richard Lloyd - Field of Fire (Deluxe) (CD, Digital) BUY | STREAM 
    Richard Lloyd - The Jamie Neverts Story (CD, Digital) BUY | STREAM

    Marty Willson-Piper Catalog (Digital Only)
    Marty Willson-Piper - In Reflection BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Live From The Other Side BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Hanging Out In Heaven BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Live at The Fine Line Cafe BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Live at The Knitting Factory BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Spirit Level  BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Rhyme BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Art Attack BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Pegasus EP BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - I Can't Cry EP BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Lucious Ghost EP BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Questions Without Answers EP BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - She's King EP BUY | STREAM
    Noctorum - Honey Mink Forever BUY | STREAM
    Noctorum - Offer The Light BUY | STREAM
    Noctorum - Sparks Lane BUY | STREAM
    Seeing Stars - Seeing Stars BUY | STREAM

    Coming Soon:
    1/26/18: Dumptruck - Wrecked (CD, Digital) Pre-order CD  
    1/26/18: Amigo - "And Friends" (CD, LP, Digital) Pre-order CD | Pre-order LP
    2//2/18: Angie Aparo - Life Is A Flower, Life Is A Gun (CD, Digital)
          (stream "Bicycle Kings" now!) 
    3/2/18: Buffalo Tom - Quiet & Peace (CD, LP, Digital) 
          Pre-Order CD | Pre-Order LP (stream "All Be Gone" now!) 
    3/9/18: 6 String Drag - Top Of The World (CD, LP, Digital) 
           Pre-Order Coming Soon!! 

    all of our catalog can be purchased at
    Schoolkids Label Store Direct.

    Contact Label | Visit Store | Visit Label 

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  • New Release Round-Up 01-12-18

     

    New Releases 12 January 2018



    BØRNS - Blue Madonna - Interscope Records
    Welcome to the magical musical world of BØRNS. A native of Grand Haven, MI, now calling East Los Angeles home, BØRNS invites you to the indie pop journey of Blue Madonna, the follow up to 2016’s acclaimed Dopamine.

    Big Star - Live At Lafayette's Music Room-Memphis, TN - Omnivore Recordings
    Live performance from 1973 First time on LP (2 LP set with download card) LP and CD both come with download of rare interview with Alex Chilton and Andy Hummel.

    SYML - The Hurt EPs [Box Set]

    SYML - The Hurt EPs [Box Set]SYML - The Hurt EPs [Box Set]SYML - The Hurt EPs [Box Set] - Nettwerk Records
    Following the huge success of "Where’s My Love" in the Netherlands and Germany, SYML's first physical release "The Hurt EPs" combines the 2 EPs "In My Body" and "Hurt Me" plus the new French duet version of "Where’s My Love" on one disc.  From his basement recording studio in the small town of Issaquah, WA outside Seattle, Brian Fennell wrote and recorded a collection of songs under the name SYML, which means simple in Welsh. Adopted and not knowing his history or connection to his Welsh roots, many of these songs were influenced by the complex feelings that come from unknown lineage.

    Early Listen Available Video Available 



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    The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street - Interscope Records
    HALF-SPEED MASTER : (2LP) 2016 reissue of 1972 album, mastered at Abbey Road Studios from the original tapes & pressed on 180-gram audiophile quality vinyl! Includes 'Tumbling Dice' & 'Happy'.

    Black Veil Brides - Vale

    Black Veil Brides - ValeBlack Veil Brides - ValeBlack Veil Brides - Vale - Republic
    The LA-based goth/glam hard rock quintet, Black Veil Brides release their eagerly anticipated 5th album Vale. The band are currently co-headling a tour with Asking Alexandria.

    Video Available 





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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Wrong Creatures [LP]
    Camila Cabello - Camila
    Joe Satriani - What Happens Next [2LP]
    Grammy Nominees - 2018 Grammy Nominees
    Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage [Deluxe Edition 4LP]
    Big K.R.I.T. - 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time [2LP]
    Brett Dennen - Brett Dennen [LP]
    Ryan Bingham - Ryan Bingham Live [LP]
    Anderson East - Encore [LP/CD]
    Bad Company - Live At Red Rocks [CD/DVD]
    Umphrey's McGee - It's Not Us [LP]
    Avatar - Avatar Country [Picture Disc LP]
    Michael McDonald - Live On Soundstage [CD/DVD]
    Audrey Horne - Blackout [LP]
    The Strumbellas - My Father And The Hunter
    Roy Orbison - Crying [45rpm 2LP]
    Typhoon - Offerings [LP]

    Dan Penn - Do Right Man [SYEOR 2018 Exclusive LP] - Vinyl Tuesday 
    Golden Smog - Weird Tales [SYEOR 2018 Exclusive Green LP] - Vinyl Tuesday
    Richard & Linda Thompson - Shoot Out The Lights [SYEOR 2018 Exclusive LP] - Vinyl Tuesday
    John Prine - Sweet Revenge [SYEOR 2018 Exclusive LP] - Vinyl Tuesday
    John Prine - Diamond In The Rough [SYEOR 2018 Exclusive LP] - Vinyl Tuesday
    Vangelis - Blade Runner: Music From The Original Soundtrack [SYEOR 2018 Exclusive LP] - Vinyl Tuesday

    & More .....

    Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - You Worry Me - Single
    Courtney Marie Andrews - May Your Kindness Remain - Single
    Soccer Mommy - Your Dog - Single
    Steep Canyon Rangers - Let Me Out Of This Town - Single
    The Wood Brothers - Happiness Jones - Single
    The James Hunter Six - I Got Eyes - Single
    Owl City - Lucid Dream - Single



     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    The Go! Team - SEMICIRCLE

    The Go! Team - SEMICIRCLEThe Go! Team - SEMICIRCLEThe Go! Team - SEMICIRCLE - Memphis Industries
    Brightons Go! Team return with their new album SEMICIRCLE on long term label home Memphis Industries. These are dark and difficult times. We don't need some chancer with an acoustic guitar and a series of concerned hashtags to tell us that. What we need is a band to believe in, who stand for something other than naked careerism, who give us a rock to cling to on stormy days. A band who still have faith in the power of pop music to transform the world, who dream in technicolour, who see beauty in the little things, who shun tepid perfection, who rejoice in the mistakes and the chance encounters that lead us somewhere new. Who remind us what it was like to be young and naive and idealistic and in love. Who throw everything into the pot to create music that is joyfully, effervescently alive. Now more than ever, we need The Go! Team. It's no secret that The Go! Team is the brainchild of one man, Brighton-based melody obsessive Ian Parton. But its membership has never been exclusive: at one time or another, The Go! Team has included on its squad-sheet everyone from Deerhoof to Chuck D to a legion of undiscovered Soundcloud singers. Unlike the groups previous album, 2015s The Scene Between which was essentially a solo project, following the dissolution of the previous Go! Team line-up Ian began work on their fifth album SEMICIRCLE with the vital input of current live band players Simone Odaranile (drums), , Angela Maki Won-Yin Mak (vocals and guitar) and original Team members Sam Dook (guitar) and Ninja (irrepressible rapping).

    Early Listen Available Video Available 



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    Glen Hansard - Between Two Shores

    Glen Hansard - Between Two ShoresGlen Hansard - Between Two ShoresGlen Hansard - Between Two Shores - Epitaph
    Between Two Shores is the third solo release from acclaimed singer-song writer Glen Hansard. Glen Hansard has built a career, now over 2 decades strong, on struggle. His impassioned songs mostly veer between the exhausting struggle to make it professionally and the numbing struggle to keep the affections of a romantic partner. Pick up any Frames or Swell Season record, or his first two solo releases, 2012’s Rhythm and Repose, and 2015’s Didn’t He Ramble to find him chipping away at those two pillars.

    Video Available 





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    Fall Out Boy - M A N I A

    Fall Out Boy - M A N I AFall Out Boy - M A N I AFall Out Boy - M A N I A - Island
    Fall Out Boy will be releasing their 7th album M A N I A from Island Records on 1/19/2018. The album features 'Champion,' 'The Last Of The Real Ones' and latest single 'HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON'T.' M A N I A is the follow-up album to the band's platinum-certified American Beauty/American Psycho, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release.

    Video Available 





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    Ron Gallo - Really Nice Guys EP

    Ron Gallo - Really Nice Guys EPRon Gallo - Really Nice Guys EPRon Gallo - Really Nice Guys EP - New West Records
    Really Nice Guys is a concept EP by Thyme Magazine’s “Man Of The Year,” Ron Gallo. The EP is another thought provoking and inspired installment, extending an already prolifc calendar year by Gallo which saw the release of the critically acclaimed full length album Heavy Meta as well as the 7” singles, “Temporary Slave” and “Sorry Not Everybody Is You.” Really Nice Guys finds Gallo exploring new sonic frontiers and instrumentation in the form of what might be called a conceptual art piece. Whatever you call it is wholly original and Gallo continues to melt faces and free minds.

    Video Available 





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    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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  • New Release Round-Up 01-05-18

     

    New Releases 05 January 2018



    Neil Young & Promise Of The Real - The Visitor [2LP] - Reprise
    Neil Young reteams with Promise Of The Real for a new album titled The Visitor, their second studio LP together following 2015's The Monsanto Years. From 'Time Fades Away II' to 'Homegrown' and Crazy Horse's killer 2003 Bonnaroo set, a look at the best of Young's overflowing vault the album, due out December 1st, comes just three months after Young released Hitchhiker, his long-lost LP of acoustic songs recorded over one night in August 1976. Young and Promise of the Real also shared the album's first single "Already Great," a rumbling, tongue-in-cheek response to Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan. The singer previously denied Trump's use of "Rockin' in the Free World" during the 2016 presidential campaign and roared "Fuck you, Donald Trump" onstage during a June 2016 concert. "You're already great / You're the promised land / You're the helping hand," Young sings to the U.S. on the chorus. The track ends with a repeated chant of "Whose streets? Our streets!," a popular rallying cry at recent protests.







    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Lil Pump - Lil Pump
    Watain - Trident Wolf Eclipse [Red LP]
    Summoning - With Doom We Come [LP]
    Penny Rimbaud - What Passing Bells

    Dio - Holy Diver [SYEOR 2018 Exclusive Red LP] - Vinyl Tuesday
    Dio - Last In Line [SYEOR 2018 Exclusive Blue LP] - Vinyl Tuesday
    ZZ Top - Tres Hombres [SYEOR 2018 Exclusive Green LP] - Vinyl Tuesday
    ZZ Top - Rio Grande Mud [SYEOR 2018 Exclusive Brown LP] - Vinyl Tuesday
    Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul [SYEOR 2018 Exclusive LP] - Vinyl Tuesday
    The Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa [SYEOR 2018 Exclusive White 12in Single] - Vinyl Tuesday
    The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize [SYEOR 2018 Exclusive Black/Orange 12in Single] - Vinyl Tuesday




    & More .....

    Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay [Vinyl Single]
    David Bowie - Beauty And The Beast [Limited Edition Picture Disc Vinyl Single]
    Tommy Emmanuel - Djangology
    Steep Canyon Rangers - Out In The Open
    Belle Adair - Phantom Beach
    Umphrey's McGee - Looks
    Tiny Moving Parts - Applause
    Titus Andronicus - Number One (In New York)






     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Black Veil Brides - Vale

    Black Veil Brides - ValeBlack Veil Brides - ValeBlack Veil Brides - Vale - Republic
    The LA-based goth/glam hard rock quintet, Black Veil Brides to release their eagerly anticipated 5th album Vale on 1/12/18. The band will co-headline a tour with Asking Alexandria which will kick off on 1/10/18. 

    Video Available 





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    SYML - The Hurt EPs [Box Set]

    SYML - The Hurt EPs [Box Set]SYML - The Hurt EPs [Box Set]SYML - The Hurt EPs [Box Set] - Nettwerk Records
    Following the huge success of "Where’s My Love" in the Netherlands and Germany, SYML's first physical release "The Hurt EPs" combines the 2 EPs "In My Body" and "Hurt Me" plus the new French duet version of "Where’s My Love" on one disc.  From his basement recording studio in the small town of Issaquah, WA outside Seattle, Brian Fennell wrote and recorded a collection of songs under the name SYML, which means simple in Welsh. Adopted and not knowing his history or connection to his Welsh roots, many of these songs were influenced by the complex feelings that come from unknown lineage.

    Early Listen Available Video Available 



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    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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  • Tommy Keene

    Tommy Keene (1958-2017)

    Here is an official statement on the sudden and shocking passing of Tommy Keene.

    Thanks to everyone who has sent along their kind messages, texts, posts and calls during this very difficult time. It's still really hard for me to believe and digest that he is gone. We had so many plans in 2018 and were going to talk this weekend about a timeline. His last message to me said "call anytime I am usually up late working on new songs" which I could not wait to hear more about.

    I have no idea where we go from here but I am beyond proud to have released 5 albums and one double album compilation with him in just under 12 years. We had recently retained the rights to the first album we did together (Crashing The Either) and discussing plans to press it on Vinyl for the first time ever.

    His music and his kind soul will live with me forever and I owe everything to him, as it was a scary, risky and daring move to break away 10 years ago and start my own company and I could not have done that without his loving support.

    He was truly a special person not just in my life, but in many of our lives which is so apparent tonight with all of the beautiful posts and remembrances. it is helping me cope so thanks for everyone who has posted something about his life, music and untimely and tragic passing.

    Rest in peace, Tommy Keene, Love you TK! forever and always. Thank you for the gift you gave all of our lives.

    - Stephen Judge, owner Schoolkids Records (aka Second Motion)

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    Tommy Keene (1958-2017)

    Power-pop legend, acclaimed singer-songwriter, and venerated guitarist has passed away at age 59.
    Power-pop legend, acclaimed singer-songwriter, and venerated guitarist Tommy Keene has died.     
     
    The 59 year-old Keene passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, in his sleep at his Los Angeles area home on Wednesday. Keene – who recorded for Geffen, Matador Records, and Second Motion, among others – built an impressive and acclaimed catalog over the course of his nearly 40-year career, spanning eleven full-lengths, four EPs, three compilations, and a live album.  
     
    Hailed by fans, critics and fellow musicians for the moving and consistently high quality of his pop songcraft, he was also consummate rock and roller. Over the course of his career, Keene worked with a range of artists who admired his work, including The Replacements’ Paul Westerberg, R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Guided by Voices’ Robert Pollard, the Goo Goo Dolls, and the Gin Blossoms, among others.  
     
    Born in Evanston, Illinois and raised in Bethesda, Maryland, Keene launched his career in the late-‘70s as a guitarist with a series of Washington D.C.-area combos including the Rage and the Razz, before hitting the national scene as a solo act in 1982 with the release of his debut Strange Alliance.
     
    In 1984, Keene followed with a six-song effort titled Places That Are Gone (Dolphin). Blatantly romantic, unapologetically melodic, bittersweet but absolutely invigorating, the record landed high on the CMJ charts and atop the Village Voice Pazz & Jop EP of the Year poll.
     
    Keene was soon being courted by major labels and ultimately signed with Geffen Records for 1986’s Songs From the Film. Produced by Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick, the album spawned two MTV videos and spent 12 weeks on Billboard’s Top 200. The accompanying Run Now EP led to the singer as well as its title track appearing in the Anthony Michael Hall movie Out of Bounds.
     
    For 1989’s Based on Happy Times (Geffen) Keene headed down to Ardent Studios in Memphis to record with producers John Hampton and Joe Hardy. The ironically titled disc is the darkest album in the Keene catalog, with heavier guitars, fewer jangles, and a more brooding, fatalistic outlook.
     
    Following the album’s release, Keene took a break from recording, eventually signing with Matador for 1996’s acclaimed “comeback” Ten Years After and its 1998 follow-up Isolation Party. Between 2000 and 2004 he released a live disc called Showtunes (Parasol), The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down (SpinArt) and rarities/demos/unreleased-tracks collection Drowning: A Tommy Keene Miscellany (Not Lame).
     
    Keene also developed a career as in-demand sideman: he was a touring member of Sony/Creation-signed rockers Velvet Crush, and appeared on their 1995 live album Rock Concert. In 1996 he joined Paul Westerberg’s band, handling lead guitar duties on the Eventually tour and making appearances on “The Larry Sanders Show” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.”  A trek opening for Guided By Voices led to his joining Robert Pollard in 2006 as a touring member of Pollards post-GBV band the Ascended Masters and, two years later, Boston Spaceships.
     
    Meanwhile, 2006 also saw the release of Keene’s Crashing the Ether (Eleven Thirty), along with Blues and Boogie Shoes, a collaboration with Pollard under the Keene Brothers moniker. He put out a double-disc career-spanning set in 2011, Tommy Keene You Hear Me: A Retrospective 1983-2009.
     
    In recent years, Keene continued to delivered a series of accomplished solo records for the Second Motion/School Kids labels, including 2015’s Laugh in the Dark, his final studio album. Keene had spent much of the past year on the road opening shows for fellow pop-rocker Matthew Sweet.
     
    Keene is survived by his longtime partner, Michael Lundsgaard, his father Robert Keene, step-mother Dorothy Keene, brother Bobby Keene, nephews Hunter and Jason Keene, and his beloved dog, Coco. 
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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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Music Releases 01-12-18

Artist Title Price
BØRNS (BORNS) Blue Madonna [LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Wrong Creatures [LP] New Vinyl: $26.98
Big Star Live At Lafayette's Music Room-Memphis, TN [LP] New Vinyl: $29.98
SYML The Hurt EPs [Box Set] New CD: $12.98
Video
The Rolling Stones Exile on Main Street [Half Speed Mastering LP] New Vinyl: $48.98
Black Veil Brides Vale New CD: $13.95
Video
Camila Cabello Camila New CD: $11.96
Joe Satriani What Happens Next [2LP] New Vinyl: $25.98
Grammy Nominees 2018 Grammy Nominees New CD: $18.98
Avenged Sevenfold The Stage [Deluxe Edition 4LP] New Vinyl: $75.98
Big K.R.I.T. 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time [2LP] New Vinyl: $25.98
Ryan Bingham Ryan Bingham Live [LP] New Vinyl: $18.98
Brett Dennen Brett Dennen [LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
The Strumbellas My Father And The Hunter New CD: $11.98
Bad Company Live At Red Rocks [CD/DVD] New CD: $17.98
Various Artists Sun Records Does Hank Williams [LP] New Vinyl: $21.98
Umphrey's McGee It's Not Us [LP] New Vinyl: $29.98
Corrosion Of Conformity No Cross No Crown [2LP] New Vinyl: $32.98

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Movie Releases 01-12-18

Artist Title Price
Blade Runner [Movie] Blade Runner 2049 New Blu-Ray: $35.99
Better Call Saul [TV Series] Better Call Saul: Season Three New Blu-Ray: $45.99
Loving Vincent [movie] Loving Vincent New Blu-Ray: $24.99
The Snowman [movie] The Snowman New Blu-Ray: $34.98

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