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New Release Round-Up 10-18-19

New Releases 18 October 2019

Jimmy Eat World - Surviving - RCA
Surviving is the new album from American rock band Jimmy Eat World. This new set marks the groups 10th studio album, and is released on their 25th Anniversary as a band! The album features a reworked version of fan favorite “Love Never” plus “All the Way (Stay).”

Jim James / Teddy Abrams / Louisville Orchestra - The Order of Nature

Jim James / Teddy Abrams / Louisville Orchestra - The Order of NatureJim James / Teddy Abrams / Louisville Orchestra - The Order of NatureJim James / Teddy Abrams / Louisville Orchestra - The Order of Nature - Decca
The Order of Nature presents a hypnotic meeting of the classical and folk-rock worlds with both classic and brand-new material by Jim James (lead singer of critically/commercially successful My Morning Jacket) and fused with Teddy Abrams’ inspired orchestrations with the Louisville Orchestra.


Early Listen Available Video Available




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clipping. - There Existed An Addiction To Blood

clipping. - There Existed An Addiction To Bloodclipping. - There Existed An Addiction To Bloodclipping. - There Existed An Addiction To Blood - Sub Pop
The science-fiction visionary Octavia Butler once declared that “there is nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns.” The aphorism could apply to any art form where the basic contours are fixed, but the appetite for innovation remains infinite. Enter clipping, flash fiction genre masters in a hip-hop world firmly rooted in memoir. If first person confessionals historically reign, the mid-city Los Angeles trio of rapper Daveed Diggs and producers William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes have spent the last half-decade terraforming their own patch of soil, replete with conceptual labyrinths and industrial chaos. They have conjured a mutant emanation of the future, built at odd angles atop the hallowed foundation of the past. Their third album for Sub Pop, There Existed An Addiction To Blood, finds them interpreting another rap splinter sect through their singular lens. This is Clipping’s transmutation of horrorcore, a purposefully absurdist sub-genre that flourished in the mid-90s. If some of its most notable pioneers included Brotha Lynch Hung and Gravediggaz, it also encompasses seminal works from the Geto Boys, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and the near-entirety of classic Memphis cassette tape rap. The most subversive and experimental rap has often presented itself as an “alternative” to conventional sounds, but Clipping respectfully warp them into new constellations. There Existed an Addiction to Blood absorbs the hyper-violent horror tropes of the Murder Dog era, but re-imagines them in a new light: still darkly-tinted and somber, but in a weirder and more vivid hue. The album contains interludes with hissing recordings of demonic invasions, and guest appearances from Griselda Gang’s Benny the Butcher and Hypnotize Minds horror queen La Chat. Other tracks feature contributions from noise music legends The Rita and Pedestrian Deposit. It all ends with “Piano Burning,” a performance of a piece written by the avant-garde composer Annea Lockwood. Yes, it is the sound of a piano burning. There Existed an Addiction to Blood fits neatly into the broader scope of the band’s career, which has seen them expand from insular experimentalists into globally recognized artists. Since the release of their first album in 2013, Diggs has won a Tony and a Grammy (both for his acting/rapping work as Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette in Hamilton), as well as co-written and starred in 2018’s critically hailed Blindspotting, while Snipes and Hutson have scored numerous films and television shows. Clipping’s last album, the 2016 afro-futurist dystopian space opus Splendor & Misery was recently named one of Pitchfork’s Best Industrial Albums of All-Time. Commissioned for an episode of This American Life, their 2017 single “The Deep” became the inspiration for a novel of the same name, written by Rivers Solomon and published by Saga Press. But their latest masterwork embodies what the band had been building towards — a work that finds them without peer. This is experimental hip-hop built to bang in a post-apocalyptic club bursting with radiation. It’s horrorcore that soaks up past blood and replants it into a different organism, undead but dangerously alive. It is a new sun, blindingly bright and built to burn your retinas.


Early Listen Available Video Available


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Marvin Gaye - What's Going On Live

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On LiveMarvin Gaye - What's Going On LiveMarvin Gaye - What's Going On Live - Motown
What's Going On Live’ features Marvin Gaye’s legendary concert – the only live performance of his iconic 1971 What’s Going On album in full – recorded in February of 1972 at the Kennedy Center in his Washington, D.C. hometown, & notable as Marvin’s first concert after a 4 year hiatus. After being shelved for decades, the recording was eventually released on CD in 2001 within Motown/UMe’s expanded deluxe edition for the What’s Going On album. Never before issued on vinyl or as a standalone CD, What’s Going On Live is newly mixed for its 2019 release by John Morales at M+M Mix Studios and mastered by Alex Abrash at AA Mastering. Packaging includes rare photos from Gaye’s performance and a new liner notes essay by Marvin Gaye biographer David Ritz.


Video Available

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Hollow Coves - Moments

Hollow Coves - MomentsHollow Coves - MomentsHollow Coves - Moments - Nettwerk Records
Australian alternative folk duo Hollow Coves' debut album Moments is a collection of warm, introspective songs that reflect the pair's travels across the globe and their deeply felt experiences along the way.


Early Listen Available Video Available




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Fieh - Cold Water Burning Skin

Fieh - Cold Water Burning SkinFieh - Cold Water Burning SkinFieh - Cold Water Burning Skin - Verve
Fieh (pronounced “fee-ah”) is a band created by Sofie Tollefsbøl, a singer from Eina in Norway, a small village with under a 1000 inhabitants located deep in the Norwegian forest. Sofie draws inspiration from different hip hop and soul artists such as Outkast, D’Angelo and Erykah Badu. The band’s music has evolved a lot since Sofie started releasing her Garageband-produced demos from 3 years ago, and since she attended the Norwegian Academy of Music her solo project has grown into a large band, with elements such as multiple backup singers, a drummer, a bass- and guitarist, a trumpeter and a keyboardist, all of them fellow students at the jazz course at the same school.


Early Listen Available Video Available




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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2
Fastball - The Help Machine
The Magpie Salute - High Water II
Vagabon - Vagabon
White Reaper - You Deserve Love
Floating Points - Crush
Alter Bridge - Walk The Sky
Idina Menzel - Christmas: A Season Of Love
Battles - Juice B Crypts
The Muffs - No Holiday
Renee Zellweger - Judy [Soundtrack]
The Carter Family - Across Generations
YUNGBLUD - The Underrated Youth
Cody Jinks - The Wanting
Mark Lanegan - Somebody's Knocking
Florida Georgia Line - The Acoustic Sessions
Bassnectar - Reflective: Part 4
Almost - Fear Caller
Third Eye Blind - Screamer
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (O.M.D.) - Souvenir
Garcia Peoples - One Step Behind
Screaming Females - Singles Too
Corridor - Junior

& More .....

Circles Around The Sun - Meets Joe Russo EP
Black Stone Cherry - Death Letter Blues













 

UPCOMING RELEASES

Ringo Starr - What's My Name

Ringo Starr - What's My NameRingo Starr - What's My NameRingo Starr - What's My Name - UMe
What's My Name, Ringo Starr's 20th studio album, features brand new recordings with special guests Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter, Steve Lukather & Dave Stewart.  Ringo recorded the new LP at his home studio, Roccabella West. “I don’t want to be in an old-fashioned recording studio anymore, really,” Starr said. “I’ve had enough of the big glass wall and the separation. We are all together in here, whoever I invite over. This is the smallest club in town. And I love it, being at home, being able to say hi to Barb, it’s just been good for me and the music.”


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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

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New Release Round-Up 10-11-19

Elbow - Giants of All Sizes

Elbow - Giants of All SizesElbow - Giants of All SizesElbow - Giants of All Sizes - Verve
Elbow's lead singer and lyricist Guy Garvey describes Giants of All Sizes as “an angry, old blue lament which finds its salvation in family, friends, the band and new life.” It is a record that lyrically takes in moments of deep personal loss whilst reflecting its times by confronting head-on the spectres of injustice and division not just in the UK but across the world. It is a record that could only have been made in the 21st Century.


Early Listen Available Video Available




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Kim Gordon - No Home Record - Matador Records
With a career spanning nearly four decades, Kim Gordon is one of the most prolific and visionary artists working today. A co-founder of the legendary Sonic Youth, Gordon has performed all over the world, collaborating with many of music’s most exciting figures including Tony Conrad, Ikue Mori, Julie Cafritz and Stephen Malkmus. Most recently, Gordon has been hitting the road with Body/Head, her spellbinding partnership with artist and musician Bill Nace. Despite the exhaustive nature of her résumé, the most reliable aspect of Gordon’s music may be its resistance to formula. Songs discover themselves as they unspool, each one performing a test of the medium’s possibilities and limits. Her command is astonishing, but Gordon’s artistic curiosity remains the guiding force behind her music. It makes sense that this “American idea” (as Gordon says on the agitated rock track “Air BnB”) of purchasing utopia permeates the record, as no place is this phenomenon more apparent than Los Angeles, where Gordon was born and recently returned to after several lifetimes on the east coast. It was a move precipitated by a number of seismic shifts in her personal life and undoubtedly plays a role in No Home Record’s fascination with transience. The album opens with the restless “Sketch Artist,” where Gordon sings about “dreaming in a tent” as the music shutters and skips like scenery through a car window. “Even Earthquake,” perhaps the record’s most straightforward track embodies this mood; Gordon’s voice wavering like watercolor: “If I could cry and shake for you / I’d lay awake for you / I got sand in my heart for you,” guitar strokes blending into one another as they bleed out across an unstable page. Front to back, No Home Record is an expert operation in the uncanny. You don’t simply listen to Gordon’s music; you experience it.

Steve Miller Band - Selections From The Vault

Steve Miller Band - Selections From The VaultSteve Miller Band - Selections From The VaultSteve Miller Band - Selections From The Vault - Capitol
Selections From The Vault features tracks taken from Steve Miller’s career spanning deluxe 3 CD + DVD box set, Welcome To The Vault. The clear vinyl 1LP edition features 8 tracks, all of which are previously unreleased. Highlights include Rock’n Me Alternate Version 1, Crossroads Live and Fly Like An Eagle Alternate Version, plus Steve Miller’s version of Love Is Strange, which has never appeared on a release until now.


Video Available


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The Building - PETRA

The Building - PETRAThe Building - PETRAThe Building - PETRA - Concord Records
PETRA was written, produced, and performed by acclaimed multi-instrumentalist/ songwriter Anthony LaMarca, also known for his role as guitarist in The War On Drugs. Like so many Midwestern musicians before him, LaMarca left his beloved hometown of Youngstown, OH for Brooklyn but returned in 2014 and began work as The Building, often joined by his brother Angelo (guitar) and wife Megan (cello) on a series of EPs and albums – including 2017’s acclaimed RECONCILIATION – released via Peppermint Records.  PETRA – which shares its name with the LaMarcas’ beloved German Shepherd – is a bare-boned, often brutally blunt, new work from a gifted musician-songwriter forced by fate to confront life’s hardest truths and consequences. LaMarca had just begun recording at Youngstown’s Peppermint Productions – a vintage studio facility best known for producing everything from polka superstar Frank Yankovic to the Judge Judy theme song – when a spell of intense back pain led to his being diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Originally, LaMarca was diagnosed in the middle of making Reconciliation. He immediately started treatment, which brought the disease into complete remission. His disease relapsed last year while in the middle of making PETRA." The experience inspired a second meaning to the album’s title, the acronym P-E-T-R-A, or “Peace’s Eternal Truth Renews All.” Moreover, LaMarca’s physical struggle has resulted in the most powerful work of The Building’s still-growing canon, a vivid series of deeply personal songs such as “Purifer” and the LP-opening “Transformed,” made even more impactful through strikingly simple arrangements and raw, heartfelt performance.
Video Available


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Freddie Mercury - Never Boring [Limited Edition 3 CD/DVD/Blu-ray Box Set] - Hollywood Records
This Limited Edition Freddie Mercury solo career hard slipcase box set includes 3CDs, DVD/Blu-ray, 120-page hardback book featuring rare photos of Freddie + quotes, Poster + Postcard. Iconic. Incomparable. Irreplaceable. But never, ever boring. Freddie Mercury's spirit is every bit as central to the fabric of popular music today as it was during his unforgettable lifetime. Now comes a unique release to showcase the full range of his musical talents and passions, and their indelible imprint on the worlds of pop, opera and far beyond.

Dan Luke and The Raid - Out Of The Blue

Dan Luke and The Raid - Out Of The BlueDan Luke and The Raid - Out Of The BlueDan Luke and The Raid - Out Of The Blue - New West Records
“It's like a coming-of-age crisis,” says Daniel Shultz about Out Of The Blue, the messy and melodic debut album from his band, Dan Luke and The Raid. “It’s about being in that space in your 20s where you’re trying to get your shit together and figure things out in life. You’re dealing with your problems”—the singer, songwriter and guitarist pauses—“even as you’re going out and partying and getting into trouble all the time.” Shultz and his Dan Luke & The Raid band mates know a thing or two about the last part of that equation, as evidenced by the songs and subject matter on Out of the Blue. Throughout the album’s 10 tracks, people are passed out on curbs under neon signs (“Black Cat Heavy Metal”), breaking hearts over rolled-up dollar bills (“Exoskeleton”), leaving baggies lying in passenger seats (“Money Mouth”) and faking smiles and feeling ashamed (“Golden Age”). Legs are bleeding, faces are numb and Shultz declares his band to be the “diamond kings of smut.” All the while, the music throbs and pulses and twitches and buzzes with the energy and enthusiasm and inexperience of youth, bursting with harsh, distorted guitar chords, blown-out synths squiggles and hopped-up rhythms—as well as, on occasion, moments of stunning and sincere melodic beauty. With the weight and experience of events that have been at times joyful and sad, poignant and puerile, triumphant and tragic, Dan Luke and The Raid continue to carve out their future, one musical moment at a time. “What we want to do is create music, and create music in a way where people feel something,” Shultz says. “And when we see that happening it’s an amazing thing.”


Early Listen Available Video Available


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Down N Outz - This Is How We Roll

Down N Outz - This Is How We RollDown N Outz - This Is How We RollDown N Outz - This Is How We Roll - UME
Down N Outz, Joe Elliott’s side project away from Def Leppard release their brand new Studio album This Is How We Roll. The band is founded and fronted by Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and backed by members of The Quireboys, Wayward Sons and Vixen. This album made up of original songs all written by Joe Elliott (bar a cover of the Tubes White Punks on Dope) is the band’s first album since the Further adventures of was released in 2014. The album produced by Joe and long time Def Leppard engineer Ronan McHugh is the first to contain new songs (the previous albums were as mentioned cover versions) and sees the band channeling a very 70’s feels over 11 new songs and one cover version.


Video Available


Def Leppard

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Allah-Las - LAHS
Lacuna Coil - Black Anima
Third Eye Blind - Screamer
Nas - The Lost Tapes 2
The Devil Wears Prada - The Act
Starcrawler - Devour You
David Bowie - Vh1 Storytellers (Live At Manhattan Center)
Waterparks - Fandom
808 State - Transmission Suite
Joseph Arthur - Come Back World
Kadavar - For The Dead Travel Fast
Grade 2 - Graveyard Island
Illiterate Light - Illiterate Light
Art Alexakis - Sun Songs
Trigger Hippy - Full Circle And Then Some
Big Thief - Two Hands
Cody Jinks - After The Fire
Life Of Agony - The Sound Of Scars
Fantasia - Sketchbook


& More .....

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - This Is The Place EP
Adam Lambert - Velvet: Side A EP
The Mavericks - Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way













 

UPCOMING RELEASES

Jim James / Teddy Abrams / Louisville Orchestra - The Order of Nature

Jim James / Teddy Abrams / Louisville Orchestra - The Order of NatureJim James / Teddy Abrams / Louisville Orchestra - The Order of NatureJim James / Teddy Abrams / Louisville Orchestra - The Order of Nature - Decca
The Order of Nature presents a hypnotic meeting of the classical and folk-rock worlds with both classic and brand-new material by Jim James (lead singer of critically/commercially successful My Morning Jacket) and fused with Teddy Abrams’ inspired orchestrations with the Louisville Orchestra.


Early Listen Available Video Available




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Fieh - Cold Water Burning Skin

Fieh - Cold Water Burning SkinFieh - Cold Water Burning SkinFieh - Cold Water Burning Skin - Verve
Fieh (pronounced “fee-ah”) is a band created by Sofie Tollefsbøl, a singer from Eina in Norway, a small village with under a 1000 inhabitants located deep in the Norwegian forest. Sofie draws inspiration from different hip hop and soul artists such as Outkast, D’Angelo and Erykah Badu. The band’s music has evolved a lot since Sofie started releasing her Garageband-produced demos from 3 years ago, and since she attended the Norwegian Academy of Music her solo project has grown into a large band, with elements such as multiple backup singers, a drummer, a bass- and guitarist, a trumpeter and a keyboardist, all of them fellow students at the jazz course at the same school.


Early Listen Available Video Available




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Hollow Coves - Moments

Hollow Coves - MomentsHollow Coves - MomentsHollow Coves - Moments - Nettwerk Records
Australian alternative folk duo Hollow Coves' debut album Moments is a collection of warm, introspective songs that reflect the pair's travels across the globe and their deeply felt experiences along the way.


Early Listen Available Video Available




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clipping. - There Existed An Addiction To Blood

clipping. - There Existed An Addiction To Bloodclipping. - There Existed An Addiction To Bloodclipping. - There Existed An Addiction To Blood - Sub Pop
The science-fiction visionary Octavia Butler once declared that “there is nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns.” The aphorism could apply to any art form where the basic contours are fixed, but the appetite for innovation remains infinite. Enter clipping, flash fiction genre masters in a hip-hop world firmly rooted in memoir. If first person confessionals historically reign, the mid-city Los Angeles trio of rapper Daveed Diggs and producers William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes have spent the last half-decade terraforming their own patch of soil, replete with conceptual labyrinths and industrial chaos. They have conjured a mutant emanation of the future, built at odd angles atop the hallowed foundation of the past. Their third album for Sub Pop, There Existed An Addiction To Blood, finds them interpreting another rap splinter sect through their singular lens. This is Clipping’s transmutation of horrorcore, a purposefully absurdist sub-genre that flourished in the mid-90s. If some of its most notable pioneers included Brotha Lynch Hung and Gravediggaz, it also encompasses seminal works from the Geto Boys, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and the near-entirety of classic Memphis cassette tape rap. The most subversive and experimental rap has often presented itself as an “alternative” to conventional sounds, but Clipping respectfully warp them into new constellations. There Existed an Addiction to Blood absorbs the hyper-violent horror tropes of the Murder Dog era, but re-imagines them in a new light: still darkly-tinted and somber, but in a weirder and more vivid hue. The album contains interludes with hissing recordings of demonic invasions, and guest appearances from Griselda Gang’s Benny the Butcher and Hypnotize Minds horror queen La Chat. Other tracks feature contributions from noise music legends The Rita and Pedestrian Deposit. It all ends with “Piano Burning,” a performance of a piece written by the avant-garde composer Annea Lockwood. Yes, it is the sound of a piano burning. There Existed an Addiction to Blood fits neatly into the broader scope of the band’s career, which has seen them expand from insular experimentalists into globally recognized artists. Since the release of their first album in 2013, Diggs has won a Tony and a Grammy (both for his acting/rapping work as Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette in Hamilton), as well as co-written and starred in 2018’s critically hailed Blindspotting, while Snipes and Hutson have scored numerous films and television shows. Clipping’s last album, the 2016 afro-futurist dystopian space opus Splendor & Misery was recently named one of Pitchfork’s Best Industrial Albums of All-Time. Commissioned for an episode of This American Life, their 2017 single “The Deep” became the inspiration for a novel of the same name, written by Rivers Solomon and published by Saga Press. But their latest masterwork embodies what the band had been building towards — a work that finds them without peer. This is experimental hip-hop built to bang in a post-apocalyptic club bursting with radiation. It’s horrorcore that soaks up past blood and replants it into a different organism, undead but dangerously alive. It is a new sun, blindingly bright and built to burn your retinas.


Early Listen Available Video Available




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Marvin Gaye - What's Going On Live

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On LiveMarvin Gaye - What's Going On LiveMarvin Gaye - What's Going On Live - Motown
What's Going On Live’ features Marvin Gaye’s legendary concert – the only live performance of his iconic 1971 What’s Going On album in full – recorded in February of 1972 at the Kennedy Center in his Washington, D.C. hometown, & notable as Marvin’s first concert after a 4 year hiatus. After being shelved for decades, the recording was eventually released on CD in 2001 within Motown/UMe’s expanded deluxe edition for the What’s Going On album. Never before issued on vinyl or as a standalone CD, What’s Going On Live is newly mixed for its 2019 release by John Morales at M+M Mix Studios and mastered by Alex Abrash at AA Mastering. Packaging includes rare photos from Gaye’s performance and a new liner notes essay by Marvin Gaye biographer David Ritz.


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.

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Win Paul McCartney TIckets!!

Struck out trying to buy McCartney tickets for his SOLD OUT show in Raleigh, NC?

Don't worry! Your friends at Schoolkids Records have got you covered!

Folks, yes that is right, you are reading the headline correct. 

Schoolkids Records is proud to announce that we have a pair of FREE tickets to see the legend himself, Sir Paul McCartney in Raleigh, NC on May 27th, 2019!

As you may have heard, the former Beatle himself is coming to Raleigh to the PNC Arena.  It will be his first performance in the Triangle in almost 20 years! Tickets sold out immediately so this is a very special promotion.

Dare we say the best in Schoolkids Records 44 year history!? We think so!

Here are the show details:

Paul McCartney - Freshen Up

@ the PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC

Monday May 27th 2019 @ 8pm

To be eligible to win, all you have to do is buy Paul's new album entitled "Egypt Station".

You can buy it on CD* or Vinyl LP*


* this contest is online ONLY not eligible for purchase or pick-up in the store!

Contest Starts:

NOW! Thursday, Sept 13th

Contest Ends:

Monday, Sept 17th, 8am EST.  

Note: You can still buy the CD and LP after 8am EST but those orders will not be eligible to win the tickets

Winners will be contacted via email.

Note: as mentioned above, this is an online ONLY contest. We did this as we expect high demand, supplies are limited at the store and since Hurricane Florence is pounding down off our coast and the next few days are very tentative weather wise, we wanted to reward folks by making this easy, you do not have to leave your home or office to win!

All physical orders of the CD or LPs will be in shipped to you directly (whatever address you put into the "ship-to" of your order) they are coming straight from the distributor, the eligible titles will not be available in our physical stores in Raleigh and Chapel Hill so do not stop by the store to pick them up or ask the stores for assistance.

(see below for contact info if you have any questions)

of course this is:

While supplies last.

You can buy the record for a friend, family member or loved one and have it shipped directly to them, but whatever physical address and email is on the billing statement of the credit card (ie: Bill-to) is where we will select the winner. 

The winner will be selected at random and contacted directly.

You can buy the CD, LP from the Schoolkids Records App  Available NOW! on both the
 Apple App Store and Google Play Stores

OR directly off our website at: http://www.schoolkidsrecords.com.

(Direct links are below!)

Note: buying a different McCartney album, the digital download album or individual tracks from our website does not make you eligible for the contest. 

You may enter multiple times if your heart desires.

Quanity ordered = number of ballots entered into the contest.

ok so read everything and understand now? good.  

HERE IS HOW TO WIN TICKETS!!

Here are the links to enter to win and buy the latest Paul McCartney album "Egypt Station":

clickPaul McCartney "Egypt Station" CD $13.99 (plus shipping)

and/or click: Paul McCartney "Egypt Station" 2xLP $34.98 (plus shipping) 

and please if you want extra clout: Get the Schoolkids Records App here!

 Apple App Store and Google Play Stores

If you have any questions or problems, please refrain from calling the stores, email us at: schoolkidsrecordsnc@gmail.com and we will get back to you ASAP.

Thanks and good luck!!

Your friends @ Schoolkids Records

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Build Your Record Collection

BUILD YOUR RECORD COLLECTION



"whenever I walk into somebody's house and they have a fantastic book or record collection, I'm like 'WOW, how cool!' it's just a beautiful thing. If I walk into somebody's house and they have no books or records its like 'whoa, what do you do for fun?'"
- musician, Marty Willson-Piper


There are not too many things better than a well rounded, beautifully curated record collection.  In this day and age of 'all things digital' it seems to be more appreciated than ever.  its a real treat to share with friends, family and colleagues and a constant conversation stimulator.  Even after 40 years of collecting records I am still on the eternal search to have the 'ultimate' collection, and although so much of it comes down to each of our own tastes, all music lovers can agree that the eternal search for the perfect collection is a fun but never-ending search.  Over the last 10+ years, we have seen so many people fall back in love with buying music. No matter if its CDs, Vinyl, Cassettes or Digital, it has been a fun transition to watch.  

Therefore, starting this year we have decided to unveil a new program here at Schoolkids.  Hopefully it will be as fun for you as it is for myself and my staff.  We are calling it "Build Your Record Collection" and every single month during the year, we will focus our efforts on one particular genre of music (which can be vague, yes we know) but we plan to build an end cap in the store (and online) and offer our insights on many of the 'classic' titles of said genre via our media site, Blurt Online. 

Obviously there will be tremendous amount of room for debate, that's not what we are here to discuss, its merely for someone who may just be starting out and want to dive in and need some direction. This journey never ends, in fact its more for myself to rediscover music as I love music of all types, not just one type and I assume many of you are the same.  We plan to keep this going every year and will go deeper and deeper in the future and welcome all of your feedback. We want to make this fun. 

Therefore, with no further ado, let's get this started!



For the month of Jan, where else do we start?  If you know anything about music you know that it all starts with The Blues.   Here is an editorial curated by our own Fred Mills on our Magazine site: Blurt Online.


Here are THE BLUES titles we are featuring this month
@ Schoolkids Records!

you may purchase them in the store OR here online, CD, Vinyl, and Digitally!
(of course if the format is in print)



And Our Monthly Feature..

HOW TO BUILD A RECORD COLLECTION, Part 1: THE BLUES

Coming in Feb: 
Rhythm & Blues, Soul & Funk

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.

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! 

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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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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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