Hi everybody! I hope you're enjoying this beautiful weather as much as I am. These past few weeks have been huge for new releases, so if you haven't checked out our website
lately, make sure you click over and see what your favorite artists have put out lately. You can also follow our Instagram
page, where we post about new releases every Friday, and periodically update you on the best used new arrivals as well. If you're a jazz fan, now is a particularly good time to plug into our social media pages- we recently acquired an enormous collection of top notch jazz records in excellent condition that will be trickling out into the racks over the next few weeks. We're always bringing in new inventory though, so no matter what you're into it's a good idea to keep up with what we're posting so you don't miss out. We've also got some contests and giveaways coming up that will be especially exciting for Asheville locals, so be sure to check those out.
Until next time,
The Mothlight and Harvest Records Present:
Peter Brotzmann & Heather Leigh Duo
I told you about this a few weeks ago, but since it's getting closer I wanted to remind you that we're teaming up with our friends at The Mothlight to bring you the Peter Brotzmann & Heather Leigh Duo
Monday, June 12 at the Mothlight. Tickets are now available here
, from the Mothlight box office, and at Harvest (cash only).
"It's safe to say that Peter Brötzmann is one of the most revered jazz musicians alive today. A saxophonist as well as clarinetist, Brötzmann has released over fifty albums as a bandleader, and has appeared on over one hundred albums total. His1968 recording Machine Gun is considered one of his many classics within the realms of free jazz and European free improvisation, but he certainly didn't stop there. Brötzmann has also recorded or performed with a gigantic roster of musicians as diverse as Han Bennink, Fred Van Hove, Derek Bailey, Frank Wright, Cecil Taylor, Keiji Haino, Mats Gustafsson, Ken Vandermark, Conny Bauer, Joe McPhee, and his son, Caspar Brötzmann, a notable guitarist in his own right."
Win this Mac Demarco cutout
Are you a Mac Demarco superfan? Prove it! We got this life-size cutout as a prop for our Mac Demarco listening party and we want to make sure it goes to a good home. Respond to this email
with the name of your favorite Mac Demarco song to enter the giveaway. It's too big for us to ship, so you must be able to come to the store to pick it up.
Bask Ramble Beyond
Album Release Show
Saturday, May 20
"Letter to the listener:
Progressive; heavy; psychedelic; americana, have all been used to describe Bask. The truth, we are four musicians based in Asheville North Carolina who love making music. We want rhythm heard for miles, melodies remembered for weeks and an honesty and sincerity felt to your bones. Most of all we want you to listen without concern for what you are hearing. To listen only for the sake of hearing.
Esse Quam Videri,
Visit our Facebook page for details on how to win tickets to the show and a copy of Bask's new LP, Ramble Beyond.
Wednesday, May 24
"Wayne makes music fit for any road house anywhere. With his unmistakable voice, The Train's reckless honky-tonk can move the dead. If you see him live (and he is always touring), you'll surely work up some sweat stains on that snazzy Rayon shirt you're wearing. If you buy his records, you'll be rolling up your carpets, spreading sawdust on the hardwood, and dancing until the downstairs neighbors are banging their brooms on the ceiling. Call him a throwback if you want, Wayne just wants to entertain you, and what's wrong with that? Wayne's disdain for the slick swill that passes for real deal country is well known. Like he's fond of saying: 'Man, I'm like a stab wound in the fabric of country music in Nashville. See that bloodstain slowly spreading? That's me.'"
Friday, May 26
"Franz Ferdinand has not released an album since 2013's Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, though the group has remained busy. In 2014, they joined forces with the duo Sparks to form FFS, which released its self-titled debut album in 2015. Singer/guitarist Alex Kapranos has also been working with another supergroup, BNQT, which boasts members of Band of Horses, Midlake and Granddaddy.
Franz Ferdinand's upcoming tour, however, will also mark the group's first without founding member and guitarist Nick McCarthy, who left the group last summer due to family commitments. At the time, the band said McCarthy will pursue his own projects and could reunite with the group in the future."
Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog (cd/lp)
Chris Stapleton - From a Room: Volume 1 (cd/lp)
Bonnie Prince Billy - Best Troubador (cd/2xlp/tape)
Slowdive - S/T (cd/lp)
Woods - Love is Love (cd)
Perfume Genius - No Shape (cd/2xlp)
Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda - World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of... (cd/2xlp)
Joan Shelley - S/T (cd/lp)
John Moreland - Big Bad Luv (cd/lp)
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Betty's Blends Volume 3 (2xcd/3xlp)
"The Bob's Burgers Music Album" - soundtrack (2xcd/3xlp)
The Sword - Greetings from (cd/lp)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Lovely Creatures - The Best of (1984-2014) (2xcd/3xcd+dvd/3xlp)
Afghan Whigs - In Spades (cd/lp/tape)
At the Drive In - in•ter a•li•a (cd/lp)
For the full list, see the New Releases
page on our website.
Casey Ellis: Lightnin' Rod, Hustlers Convention
David Axelrod, Song of Innocence
George Clinton, Do Fries Go with that Shake
Zoe Golden: Juliana Hatfield, Pussycat
Mary J. Blige, Strength of a Woman
Party Monster by James St. James
Yma Sumac, Legend of the Sun Virgin
Sally Morgan: Ask a Clean Person (podcast)
Joan Shelley, s/t
Master of None season 2
Thom Staton: True Widow
Mark Capon: Ornette Coleman, This Is Our Music
Alice Coltrane, World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
Danny Brown, Old
Perfume Genius, No Shape
Matt Schnable: Zitro, s/t
Endless Boogie, Vibe Killer
Phoenix, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix