Album Preview: “The Golden Echo” by Kimbra

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The Golden Echo

Artist
Kimbra

Release Date
August 19, 2014

Label
Warner Bros.

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New Zealand-based recording artist Kimbra is releasing her sophomore album, The Golden Echo, on August 19. Showing signs ofVows stardom in her early teens, Kimbra began to appear on the music scene in the early 2010s with the release of the critically acclaimed debut album Vows. Despite only being 24 years old, her strange and quirky take on pop, soul, R&B, and jazz has earned her impressive amounts of success. You simply can’t deny it: Kimbra is cool.

Making MirrorsShe earned Grammy awards for “Record of the Year” and “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” in 2013 for her collaborative work in the worldwide hit song “Somebody That I Used to Know,” by Gotye. Her new album, The Golden Echo, is already being praised for its ability to pay homage to classic sounds of bygone pop music and making it sound fresh again.

Have a listen to “Nobody But You” below and get on board with Kimbra!

Pre-order your copy of The Golden Echo at Murfie today! Each CD comes with unlimited streaming (Web, iOS, Android, Sonos) and downloads in mp3, aac, FLAC and ALAC.

Album Preview: “Get Hurt” by The Gaslight Anthem

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Get Hurt

Artist
The Gaslight Anthem

Release Date
August 19, 2014

Label
Island

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The Gaslight Anthem is four dudes from New Jersey who know a thing or five about making the place they call home proud. To the delight of both those who hail from the Garden State and those who don’t, the band (comprised of Brian Fallon, Benny Horowitz, Alex Levine and Alex Rosamilla) has been  churning out consistent, quality rock ‘n’ roll since the release of their 2007 debut, Sink or Swim.

The '59 SoundThe band gained considerable praise for their debut, but things really picked up with the release of their next two records, The ’59 Sound and American Slang. Both albums found the boys nailing down their sound, which meshes the pop-punk aesthetics of bands like Against Me! and the American desire for lost youth and faded lovers made most famous by none other than Bruce Springsteen.

In 2012, Handwrittenthe Gaslight Anthem released their fourth—and arguably best—record, the angst-ridden Handwritten. And now, they look to cement their status as one of the hardest working bands in the game by releasing a follow-up, Get Hurt, just two years later. Get Hurt‘s mid-August release date couldn’t be a more proper one, as the band’s heart-tugging lyrics are sure to soothe the burn from your summer-romance fall-out; if you can’t beat ‘em, might as well join ‘em.

A teaser from Get Hurt:

Pre-order your copy of Get Hurt at Murfie today! Each CD comes with unlimited streaming (Web, iOS, Android, Sonos) and downloads in mp3, aac, FLAC and ALAC.

How to Sell CDs on Murfie: The All-Encompassing Guide

 
It’s happened to the best of us: You’re scrolling through your Murfie collection, and bam!, you realize you’ve wound up with two copies of CarpentersThe Singles: 1969-1973; or you’re an ex-Beatles, newly-converted Stones fan, and you’re finally ready to ditch your once cherished copy of Revolver.

Well, here’s great news for you: Not only can you store your CD collection with Murfie, but you can sell it, too.

Selling Your CDs

Once you’ve made the decision that you’re ready to sell some CDs, the process is simple. To begin, sign in to murfie.com and click “Your Collection” on the header.

You’ll now see your prized Murfie collection. Once you’ve scrolled through your albums and found the one you’d like to sell, look to the right of the album’s artwork. If the album hasn’t been downloaded or shipped, you’ll see an area titled “View Selling Options.”

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Once you’ve clicked “View Selling Options,” a range of dollar values will appear.

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From here, you can select any dollar amount that you want to sell your CD for. At Murfie, we recommend that you put your CD for sale at the lowest price that it’s currently selling for. To find out what this lowest value is, simply move your peepers up two lines above the selling options to the where it says “Selling for.” This section will show you the current low and a high selling prices. If you’re lucky enough to be the only seller of your particular CD, however, this “Selling for” area will instead read, “Be the only seller!”

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After you’ve selected your desired price, check the “For Sale” box. Congratulations! You now have an album for sale.

Do you want to save time and avoid pricing your own discs? Email info@murfie.com and ask for Easy Price. We’ll automatically price your CDs at a fair market value, and you should see sales almost immediately.

What To Expect After Your CD Has Sold

The first thing to do after you’ve sold a CD on Murfie is to congratulate yourself. High five your cat, pat yourself on the back or pop that bottle of bubbly—you sold a CD!

In your account balance, you’ll notice that you’ve received credit for 70% of the listed price of your CD. Murfie keeps the other 30% as commission. Any credit you earn from the sale, however, is yours to use: You can either put that credit to good use by buying other CDs, or you can cash it out as a check.

To cash your credit, click on your name in the upper left corner of the site, and select “Shipping” from the drop-down menu. After you’ve filled out your shipping info, head over to “Balance,” which can be found in the same drop-down menu. If you have a positive balance, you’ll see a green button that says “Request Check.” And once you’ve clicked that button, your balance will change back to $0 and you’ll receive your check within 2 weeks.

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Don’t Forget

Once you’ve sold your CD on Murfie, you will no longer be able to access that particular disc for streaming or downloading, since the buyer now owns that disc. If it helps, think of Murfie as a used record store, but online—and even better!

Fleetwood Mac

You Just Might Like: Fleetwood Mac

FleetwoRumoursod Mac has gone through numerous lineup shifts and genre changes throughout their history, but they’re a band best known for their mid ’70s  lineup. And rightfully so. This was the era wherein they released their second self-titled record and the ocean-engulfing Rumours, two records that catapulted the crew—consisting Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks—to being one of the best selling bands of all time.

Fleetwood MacRumours alone has sold over forty million copies across the world, making it an extremely recognizable album based on the artwork alone. Thanks to Rumours‘ songwriting and backstory, its become one of those records that never really goes away. For better or for worse, its sound is still influencing a lot of kids kicking around in bands today.

Here are a few you just might like.


Days Are Gone

HAIM:

HAIM is three sisters from Los Angeles, CA who infuse Stevie-Nicks-style melodies with a hint of R&B and a whole lot of synthesizers. Their debut, Days Are Gone, received rave reviews and ended up being a satisfying dose of radio-friendly pop to boot. Though they’re admittedly tired of the comparisons, their knack for spectacular harmonies and soft rock owes a great deal to the Mac, and subsequently cannot be ignored.

Lissie:Catching a Tiger

Lissie is the moniker of Elisabeth Maurus, a folk-rock artist based right out of the Midwest. She has a set of pipes set to match Nicks’, and even showcased them in a Vevo session for Youtube when she covered Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way,” which you can catch below. Her 2010 debut, Catching a Tiger, is a great place to get acquainted.

The MaThe Magic Numbersgic Numbers:

The Magic Numbers are an English pop-rock band comprised of two sets of sisters and brothers. The four-piece has tremendous harmonies and melodies reminiscent of the Mac’s best stuff; they also performed Rumours in its entirety at Truck Festival in 2011.


Andrew Brandt
@andrewtbrandt

Andrew is a communications intern at Murfie. When he’s not blogging here, you can probably find him blogging at a handful of other music sites. And when he’s not blogging at all, you can probably find him curled up with a good beer and a great book.


Album Preview: “I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss” by Sinéad O’Connor

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I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss

Artist
Sinéad O’Connor

Release Date
August 12, 2014

Label
Nettwerk Records

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We will soon see the release of Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O’Connor‘s tenth studio album. I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss will be released on August 12th and has been produced by O’Connor’s longtime producer and once-husband John Reynolds. I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss promises to deliver on the artist’s characteristic style and lyricism on the topic of all things love, sex, and pop music.

I Do Not Want What I Haven't GotSinéad O’Connor was launched into worldwide fame in the early 1990s after her release of I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got. The album contained a cover of Prince‘s 1985 “Nothing Compares 2 U.” The song existed in obscurity before Sinéad O’Connor’s cover, and it soon The Lion and the Cobrabecame a worldwide hit. In the following decade, O’Connor would release several more albums and become an icon of critical acclaim and cultural controversy.

I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss appears to be an example of Sinéad O’Connor doing what she does best. In a first listen review,So Far ... The Best Of NPR spoke on the album: “O’Connor works in mostly familiar musical territory on I’m Not Bossy: multi-tracked vocals, folk flourishes, danceable beats amped up with rock attitude. Newly prominent in her mix is a strong blues element.” Watch the official music video for “Take Me To Church,” the first single from I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss below and discover the hype for yourself.

Pre-order your copy of I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss at Murfie today! Each CD comes with unlimited streaming (Web, iOS, Android, Sonos) and downloads in mp3, aac, FLAC and ALAC.