Shop Murfie during the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day!

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It’s that time again! Record Store Day will be held worldwide on Saturday, April 22nd 2017. This year is especially important because it marks the 10th anniversary of the holiday’s inauguration in 2007.

What is Record Store Day (RSD)?

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 record 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.

What is happening at Murfie on Record Store Day?

The staff at Murfie have sifted through the inventory in our warehouse and personally handpicked CDs we know to be popular or hard to find. We’ll be making them available for purchase this Saturday in celebration of RSD. We made sure to include albums from a wide range of genres in order to satisfy the eclectic tastes of our customers. Whether you’re the curious listener in search of new music, or the veteran connoisseur looking to add to your collection, we’ve likely found something just for you.

Here is just a sample of some of the albums we found for you! See any that you like?

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For all you listeners out there looking for the classics, we’ve picked a number of albums from the greats including Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Queen, Prince, The Police, Bruce Springsteen, Carly Simon, Yes, The Talking Heads and Fleetwood Mac.

If you’re looking for Jazz or Soul we’ve selected a few great recordings from Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as solid picks from Coltrane, Wes, and Miles. We also have a few titles from Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Lester Young and Count Basie.

Rock and Progressive Rock fans, you won’t be disappointed. We’ve picked a number of hit albums from artists such as Goldfrapp, Phil Collins, Fall Out Boy, Queens of the Stone Age, Modest Mouse, Evanescence, Def Leppard, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Willie Nelson, Spoon and Jefferson Airplane. Of course we also had to include Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” and “Dark Side of the Moon”!      

If Metal or Punk is more your thing, we’ve selected albums from Metallica (including the self-titled black album which went 16x platinum), Medadeth, System of a Down, Ozzy Osbourne’s “Blizzard of OZ”, Mudvayne, Disturbed, Foo Fighters, Rage Against the Machine, Korn, blink-182, Green Day, Sum 41 and Linkin Park.

Pop and Top 40 fans, we’ve picked a ton of everyone’s favorites from artists such as Lady Gaga, Keri Hilson, Katy Perry, Madonna, Selena Gomez, Black Eyed Peas, Taylor Swift, Amy Winehouse, Aaliyah, John Legend, John Mayer, Coldplay, Maroon 5 and One Direction.    

Hip-hop heads jump around! We picked classics from artists such as House of Pain, Blackalicious, Public Enemy, Dr. Dre and Eminem. We also included more modern rap albums from artists like Wale, N.E.R.D., LMFAO, Outkast, Lil Wayne and  Kanye West. In addition, we chose albums from reggae/rap artist Damien Marley as well as reggae legend, Bob Marley, for you to enjoy.    

For the Electronic and Experimental listeners, we picked several titles from artists like Telepopmusik, Vangelis, Jamie Lidell and the Blue Man Group.   

We also have a number of soundtracks we will be selling including, Space Jam, Twin Peaks and Star Wars Episode 1.    

All this and more will be for sale Saturday, April 22nd 2017. We’ve selected albums from almost every genre to ensure you of a sweet find during your dig!  

Don’t see what you’re looking for?

If during RSD you aren’t finding the albums you’re craving, don’t forget to check the rest of the Murfie shop. We have a wide selection of albums to choose from, many of which sell for low, low prices!

What options do I have after purchasing my albums?

Murfie provides a service that allows listeners to purchase albums and instantly stream them in the following formats: FLAC and ALAC, mp3 and AAC. You can also send us albums you’ve purchased from other vendors and we will rip them to your Murfie account.

The physical copies of the albums are yours, but we will store them indefinitely in our warehouse until you choose to have them sent to you. This way you can maintain a clutter-free environment while you enjoy your favorite albums from your preferred devices.

Check out our FAQ for answers to all your basic questions or feel free to contact us, and we will gladly answer any of your questions about our services.

 

 

 

 

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!

Record Store Day 2013 Recap

I’m a big fan of Record Store Day.  It’s an excuse to throw a big chunk of my tax return at the artists I like the most, and I’m not ashamed of how much great music I walked away with this past weekend.  Did you participate in Record Store Day?  If so, what did you snag?  Let me know in the comments!

Thao With The Get Down Stay Down - We The CommonThao & the Get Down Stay Down – We The Common (2013)
I’m a big fan of Thao Nguyen, but I can’t say that I’ve ever snagged one of her albums brand new.  That changed the second I heard that Joanna Newsom (possibly my favorite songwriter ever) would be featured on We The Common.  The cover is the work of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, who created some of the earliest color photography.  Some of his images also happen to be on the cover of a CD I’m recording with my band Pushmi-Pullyu, so that doesn’t hurt either.

Benoit Pioulard - HymnalBenoît Pioulard – Hymnal (2013)
Thomus Meluch has made quite a range of sounds under the name Benoît Pioulard.  I first heard him making dreamy, ambient-based acoustic pop tunes on his Krankey debut, Précis, and I fell in love with his style right away.  Meluch returns to Kranky with Hymnal, and I was lucky enough to snag the last copy at my local music store.  This time around, he’s created some really great sprawling landscapes that really make you question the range of a singer/songwriter in the digital age.  Hymnal reminds me of a denser take on the “laptop folk” genre, which pairs minimalist electronics with acoustic instruments in an organic fashion.

Clutchy Hopkins - The Life of Clutchy HopkinsClutchy Hopkins – The Life of Clutchy Hopkins (2006)
This was a complete shot in the dark for me.  I’ll point you in the direction of a review taped to the CD: “We love Clutchy Hopkins.  His creepily sparse bass-lite remixes of MF Doom cuts and various instruments of his own accord keep us going when the work overflows and we want to reach out and pat the young man on his back.”  No one really knows who Clutchy Hopkins is, but I’m intrigued enough to see what’s up.  If it’s anything like MF Doom, I’m going to enjoy it.

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Sigur Rós – Takk… (2005)
I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve owned and lost Takk… For some reason, it’s a disc that I loan out to friends and never see again.  Luckily for me, this copy went straight into my Murfie collection, and no, you can’t borrow it!  I was fortunate enough to see Sigur Rós two or three times at the height of my fandom, and Takk… was a big favorite of mine.  This album has, arguably, some of the best tracks the band has ever put out.  Hoppípolla, Glósóli, Sæglópur – the list goes on.  I encourage you to seek out some of the music videos that go along with these songs as well, because Sigur Rós really outdo themselves in that regard.

Licensed to Ill Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill (1986)
I will be the first to admit that I’m not a very big Beastie Boys fan.  They’re a group that I just want to love, but for some reason they never click.  Maybe it’s because Licensed to Ill came out a year before I was born, and maybe I just don’t have the background that made their work revolutionary.  Nevertheless, I find myself snagging a Beastie Boys album every 6 months or so, just to see if anything has changed.  I can’t honestly say that Licensed to Ill has really hit the spot for me this time around, but with so many friends claiming them as an early influence for their work and musical tastes, it’s at least good to know what they’re about.  I’ll pass on the Boys for now, but if you’re into their brand of hip-hop, we’ve got it at Murfie almost always for $1.

Those are just a few of my finds from Record Store Day 2013.  Some honorable mentions include Eskimo Snow by WHY?, Rainbow by Boris with Michio Krihara and Indian Classical Maestros Vol. 2: Sarod by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan.  While I may have missed out on most of the Record Store Day exclusives (I went kind of late), as you can see, I still have plenty of new music to catch up with!