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Record Store Day, April 19th, 2014

Record Store Day, April 19th, 2014

Handy links for your reference:
* Store opens at 10AM, with a nice orderly line as always.
* No, we can't hold anything for you.
* It is first come, first served.
* Yes, we ordered almost everything, but we don't know how many we will get of anything until our shipments arrive.
* Yes, we ordered the One Direction 7" single.
* But we did not order the Crosley Peanuts record player..
* We don't have any idea when the line will start. That's up to y'all.
* The store will open at 10am (1 hour earlier than usual).
* Yes, there will be live entertainment.
* No, there will not be any free beer.
* No, we still can't hold anything for you.
* Seriously. It is first come, first served.

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Manchester Orchestra In-Store. Whut!?!?!



Please join us Wednesday, April 2nd, at 8:00pm for an in-store set by MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA. The band will perform a live set at our store and sign copies of their new album COPE.

NOTE: This in-store event requires a free ticket for entry. Get your free ticket in advance by purchasing the upcoming album from our store. 

Pre-order the new album by MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA here: 
CD + ticket -
VINYL + ticket -

* How do I get a ticket?
Buy COPE, the new album by MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA, on CD or on vinyl and get 1 free ticket. The tickets are FREE with purchase of the CD or LP. Tickets are available on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis while supplies last. Your ticket only guarantees your entrance into the store for the show; it does not guarantee your place in line. Any remaining tickets, if any, will be distributed on the day of the event about 30 minutes prior to show time (with a limit of 1 ticket per person).

* And just to be absolutely clear, our in-store ticket definitely does not grant you entry into the concert at the Tabernacle on May 30th! You can buy tickets to that Tabernacle concert online here:

* Why is this in-store a ticketed event?
Because we expect a capacity crowd and we need to manage that, for everyone's safety and comfort.

* Why do I have to buy the album?
Because we need to show that we can sell actual CDs and LPs so that we can get more events like this in the future. We don't just get amazing in-stores like this by simply asking for them. We have to show results, people!

* What if I already bought the album?
CDs and vinyl records make great gifts! The new MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA album would make a very nice present for any of the following: boyfriends, girlfriends, best friends, secret crushes, parents, teachers, baristas, humans. If you love the band and their music, why not share it!

* Will the band sign stuff?
Yes, there will be an autograph/meet-n-greet session after the live in-store performance. Please note that the band will only sign CD or vinyl copies of their brand new album COPE (no mixtapes, no body parts, no napkins, no phones, etc.) and that there will be no posed photos with individual fans. Please keep in mind that the band's time at our store is very limited. We want to make sure that as many fans get to meet the band while they are at the store. Please be respectful and considerate of your fellow fans and adhere to these rules so that everyone can get through the line.

* Can I take photos during the show?
While photography is allowed at this event, there is NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY during the performance.

Other useful information:
* Criminal Records is located in Little 5 Points, just east of downtown Atlanta.
* Our store address is 1154 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30307.
* Store hours are 11am to 9pm, Monday through Saturday, and 12 to 7pm on Sunday.

Remember: If there are any remaining tickets for this in-store on the day of the show, we will distribute them before the event. The live performance is scheduled to start at 8:00pm. Times are subject to change!

Handy links for your reference:
Twitter: @manchesterorch -
Instagram: @manchesterorchestra -
Twitter: @criminalrecords -
Instagram: @criminalrecords -

And here's that link again to buy tickets for the band's May 30th concert at the Tabernacle:

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Here we have the Black Lips acting a fool, it's so awesome.

Underneath the Rainbow is so amaze-balls, and this video by those dorks at Newmerica.  It does not suck.

In the Creative Loafing, Chad Radford wrote these words:

"The Black Lips star as the Pink Angels in this video for "Nightmare Field," an outtake from the group's latest album, Underneath the Rainbow.

The video is part of an April77 limited edition motorcycle vest and flexi 7-inch, and it's Newmerica's first production in their new Dekalb Ave. studio."

I didn't know any of that, thanks Chad.

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Manchester Orchestra Early Listen

Manchester Orchestra - CopeLooking ahead to next week, we are excited to present an Early Listen for COPE, the new album from our pals Manchester Orchestra.  “Cope, to me, means getting by. It means letting go, and being OK with being OK,” the band’s frontman, Andy Hull, said in a press release. “You can cope in a positive way when bad things happen, or a negative way, and that blend was a big lyrical theme for me on this album.” While the band demoed around 28 songs in a new home studio for the self-produced album, they pared them down to a taut 38 minutes of what they term “unapologetic heavy rock.”

The album is available now for pre order and you can preview the tracks here as well as watch the video for lead single Top Notch. Also for a limited time you can buy the vinyl single Every Stone which as part of a promotion in collaboration with Record Store Day includes a $2 coupon for the album.

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