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LYDIA LOVELESS album available for pre-sale

Indestructible Machine, available in stores and digitally on September 13th, is now available for pre-sale.

All pre-orders will get a free full color 11" x17 " poster and be entered in a random drawing to receive autographed copies of the CD or LP.  (sorry slowpokes, the first 40 autographed posters have already been spoken for...)

Get on board a record that SPIN has already called "A remarkable debut....8 out of 10 stars"

Listen to tracks on our new releases playlist as well

Bottle Rockets Release Day Tidbits

Today the Bottle Rockets new album hits the shelves, or "drops" as we say in the biz.  (Personally, I hate that term, as dropping something, other than a toxic boy/girlfriend, is rarely a good thing, but that's a discussion for another day).

Anyway,  thanks to all the folks who pre-ordered the record.  The first 40 of you got an autographed poster, and everyone was entered in a random drawing for a couple of nifty things for the inner BROX geek in all of us.

The winners are: Tammy Stowe of Union MO won the autographed pick guard from Brian's Telecaster, and Brian Leahy of Georgetown MA won the autographed snare drum head.  Congratulations.  I am sure they will be worthy additions to the shrines you have in your basement and/or garage.

Finally, here's a release day review from their St Louis hometown.

A release day message from Exene

Today is the release of Exene Cervenka's new album, The Excitement of Maybe.

It is a genuine thrill and honor to have someone of her cailber in our humble and musically-dorky little family.  She sent this note to her fans for us to post today:

"hi everyone who cares! thank you xxxso much for the positive, loving, kind comments about excitement of maybe! it means a lot to me to know you are there and that what i do brings something meaningful into your lives. i am so happy today, i worked hard (but it sure was fun!) on these songs and the recording.  so again thank you as always for listening!!! love exene"

Graham Parker DVD/Bonus CD in the house

Graham Parker ignites the stage with mighty backup from The Figgs in this rip-roaring show celebrating the release of his 20th album. Join an enthusiastic audience as Parker and company tear through 21 songs including “Life Gets Better,” “Mercury Poisoning,” and “My Love’s Strong,” all in spectacular 5.1 audio!

Two-Disc PACKAGE INCLUDES THE DVD as well as CD of the show!!

In addition to the full concert, you also get a fascinating career-spanning interview with Parker about his life and music, unavailable anywhere else! Featuring all of Graham Parker’s trademark musical virtuosity, unforgettable hooks, and dazzling wit, this essential performance captured on April 23, 2010, in Fairfield, Connecticut at FTC’s StageOne is a major music event you can’t afford to miss!

Full Color; 100 minutes of rock and roll fun.

Released by Image Entertainment

New Record from Eddie Spaghetti to start 2011 in style!

That's right, brothers and sisters.  Supersucker Brother Number One has got a new solo record "in the can" (as we say in the biz) and it's ready to sock it to your eardrums in February 2011.

It's called Sundowner and Eddie still wears his love of country and a good party on his flannel sleeve.  In addition to originals, there are killer covers of Dean Martin, Del Reeves, Dave Dudley and those C&W crooners The Dwarves!

Jon Langford Retail Specials

Looking for an excuse to get out of the house and interact with actual human beings?  HERE'S a list of independently-owned stores (Remember?  Stores?) that have Jon's new album Old Devils on sale, or giving away stuff or letting you hear it for free on a listening post.  Or all three.

Support local indies!  We hope there's one near you.

Tell them we sent you!  Enjoy your little excursion out to the world.

Make sure to check with the store for availability and act fast on the giveaways.  All are first come first serve.

Justin Townes Earle talks about his new record

Justin's been finishing up his next record, Harlem River Blues (due out September 2010), and he took some time before opening for some band called The Swell Season to talk about it to Paste Magazine. He gives us skinny on producing, how moving to NYC influenced and the magic of having Jason Isbell on it.  Have a read HERE.

Bottle Rockets #1 at AIMS

The Bottle Rockets new album Lean Forward (released on August 11th) topped the AIMS sales chart for both CD and LP in its first week!  That's right, both came in NUMERO UNO!

AIMS (Alliance of Independent Media stores) are the hip, independent stores that we all like to see thriving in our communities.  Support them!

And goooooooo Rockets!

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