Record Store Day is almost here!

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Attention all you audiophiles out there! If you didn’t know, the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day will be commencing Saturday, April 22nd 2017. In celebration of this informal holiday, Murfie will be selling a number of handpicked CDs.

Record Store Day was founded in 2007 as a means of celebrating the culture of the independent record store. It brings together musicians, fans and records stores alike from all across the globe. A number of records are pressed specifically for the occasion and are distributed to participating shops in various countries. Live performances also take place in various record stores during this day.

In addition, we are pleased to announce that St. Vincent (a frequent contributor to Record Store Day), was elected to be its ambassador! In the past she offered a red seven-inch single in 2012, a ten-inch in 2015 and took part in a Vinyl Tuesday panel.

The staff here at Murfie are excited to celebrate this holiday with both its customers and the community. No doubt we will be doing a little digging of our own! We will be announcing our newly listed CDs next week before the big event so stay tuned.

Which artists are on your Record Store Day wishlist? The Murfie shop might have just what your looking for!

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
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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.


Curious CDs

Every week, our Operations team keeps track of the most interesting discs that get sent to Murfie. This week’s Curious CD is especially intriguing…and one-of-a-kind. Just look at the album cover!

             Radio Active Cats

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The Facts:

  • This is a self-titled album by a band that hails from Burbank, California
  • This album cover is arguably one of the best ones ever
  • Radio Active Cats can definitely be described as having a hard rock/glam metal sound

This album sounds like it could have come straight from the 1970s, but it came out in 1991. There’s really not too much info about this lesser-known gem on the internet—so it’s worth checking out on Murfie! Props to the member who sent this one in.

The First Disc Added to Murfie

This has been a question posed by many: What was the first disc ever to be added to our warehouse? Here’s a hint: It wasn’t Crash ;-)

Upon discovering the answer, it seems like this album would actually be a good Curious CD candidate!

Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

(Jimmie’s Chicken Shack)

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This disc was added to Murfie on November 30th, 2010, and over time there were 10 other Murfie members who sent in copies of the same album! The album review states that Jimmie’s Chicken Shack is composed of “hard-driving alternative rockers whose music is as intense as it is melodic.”

You know what they say—don’t judge a book by its cover. Right now this album is for sale for just $1!

The Most Popular Disc on Murfie

UPDATE (Jan 13, 2012): The correct answer is…The Soft Parade by The Doors. Gotcha! – no one even voted for it. The second most popular disc in 2011 was 21 by Adele (so you guys were close on that one). Thanks for casting your votes! Polls are very niicce. :)

The answer may surprise you. Which album on Murfie has the distinction of being purchased the most times in 2011? Cast your vote!