If you thought the Further Seems Forever’s “How To start a Fire” was one of the best Emo/Rock albums of the early 2000’s AND you dig vinyl, then you are in luck! There are still some copies of this great album in clear gold, white or black vinyl. You can order it from brokencircles.com
Today is National Record Store Day!
If like me you still like to go somewhere to find music and like the aesthetic that an independent record store provides, be sure to seek out one of the cool independent shops in your locale.
We will be going to Vertigo Music that has a slate of bands, food and some cool sponsors. If we want these places to exist and thrive then we will need to support these places more than one day a year.
So here are a few things you could pick up today at your local shop. For all you old school, middle-age type go pick up REM’s Accelerate . If you are into punk / hardcore and are ready move to another level the new Thrice: Alchemy Index Vol. 3 & 4 might fit the bill. If you want to be old school and currently hip head over to the vinyl section and find something like Sufjan Stevens Illinois
With the upcoming remastered The Joshua Tree from U2, it brings to mind another great band, that by a twist of fate you probably have never heard of.
You see the 77’s, a then obscure band, was set to release there debut on Island records. They already had a 4 star review from Rolling Stone, a great album and a “legendary live show, but the problem was they were to release the same day as labelmates U2’s the Joshua Tree. The label could barely handle the runaway success of the Joshua Tree, so the The 77’s had little marketing push. Oh what might have been…
I first got the album on vinyl and Island never issued it on CD. It wasn’t until the 1990’s that Via Records released a limited run box set of the 77’s first 3 albums.
It’s too bad that 20 years later we aren’t waiting for the 20th anniversary remastered version of the Seventy Sevens…..
This is one of my favorites from the album.
Listen to “I can’t get over it”