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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Don't Miss: Indy CD & Vinyl

Posted By on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 1:28 PM


'Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the city
People still had to shop for their presents, oh what a pity

Excuse my extremely lame parody (and for a much better rendition, check out our cover story). Missed our Don't Miss feature last week? Never fear; Indy CD & Vinyl has crafted a holiday gift guide for the music lover in your life. Below, ten picks from the Broad Ripple store to make your holiday shopping a dream. All selections are from the Indy CD and Vinyl staff. Call them for holiday hours.

1. White Stripes Seven-inch Singles - “Third Man Records releases out of print White Stripes 7" singles including a cover version of Dolly Parton's "Jolene" and a special "Merry Christmas From...The White Stripes" which includes the b-side "Story Of The Magi/Silent Night." These 7" records make a perfect gift for Jack White/White Stripes/Dead Weather fans.”

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  • Clams

2. Beastie Boys Colored Seven-inch - “As recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, the Beastie Boys have issued several live and demo versions of songs on 7" vinyl from their classic album, Paul's Boutique. Many of these 7" records contain instrumental and remix versions of their anthems and would compliment any party.”

3. Clams Casino - Instrumentals LP - “Amazing new hip hop producer that has created beats for Soulja Boy and Lil B. The instrumentals are so dense that they stand strong without their vocal track accompaniment. After hearing these tracks, you'll no doubt understand the hype around this beat maker.”

4. Black Keys - El Camino - “The Black Keys issue their latest album just in time for the holidays, and this one is bound to make it on many year's end Best Of lists. This album is filled with signature guitar riffs and soul-drenched choruses. It has become hard to keep this album on the shelves, and deservedly so.”

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5. Brand New - Your Favorite Weapon LP - “Brand New's debut album gets reissued for its 10th year anniversary on vinyl and makes the perfect gift for fans reminiscing the days of bitter breakups and post-relationship angst.”

6. Beatles Seven-inch Box Set - “Four picture sleeve vinyl singles including "Ticket To Ride," "Yellow Submarine," "Hey Jude" and "Something" come with this box set that also includes a 21" x 21" poster of the fab four and a 45 adapter. This Record Store Day box set is very limited and would be a great gift for any Beatle fanatic.”

7. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming - “M83's latest double album is chock-full of gorgeous and gripping tracks that Pitchfork described as a "transmission from a fantasy world." Current M83 fans will not be disappointed with this epic release while perking the ears of new fans.”

8. I Break Horses - Hearts - “A wonderful debut album from Swedish duo Maria Linden and Fredrick Balck that echoes the days of British shoegaze music. This genre continually celebrates hanging, whispered vocals and also adds elements of pulsating synths and driving beats.”

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  • Adele

9. Bob Dylan Seven-inch Box Set - “Four picture sleeve vinyl singles including "Subterranean Homesick Blues," "Like A Rolling Stone," "Positively 4th Street" and "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?" come with this box set that also includes a sticker. This Record Store Day box set is very limited and would make a great gift for any Dylan fan.”

10. Adele - Live At The Royal Albert Hall - “This two disc set includes a DVD and a CD of Adele's live performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London and includes behind the scenes footage. 2011 was a great year for Adele with her smash hit album 21, and this performance captures her rise to stardom.”

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