Tuesday, March 15, 2016

CHARLES BRADLEY: Changes Pre-Order and Test Pressing Giveaway

We are now accepting preorders for Charles Bradley's new album, Changes. It's being released on April 1st and we will have the regular single LP as well as the deluxe 2LP version. Anyone who preorders the record from us will automatically be entered to win a test pressing of the new record as well! Use the link below to preorder a copy to pickup at the shop:

Sunday, February 14, 2016

THE DISTRICTS Live at PLAID ROOM - 3/14/16 at 7:00pm

We are very excited to welcome The Districts to the shop on March 14th for a must-see in-store performance. They are on the road with Dr. Dog and promoting their show on March 15th at the Madison Theater.

The Districts will be your new favourite band if you like ragged US rock, country-tinged Americana with elements of blues and folk. If you like music made by young men who appear to have just stumbled out of bed. For whom languor is an energy. There are tracks on their debut EP that tap into traditional American musics and amp it up, give it some contemporary welly, like a latterday Little Feat, which suggests they are going to remain a cult concern. And there are other tracks which point towards a Stateside Mumfords, others where they evince a penchant for rocking out that hints they could be Kings Of Leon big. That debut EP was produced by Bill Moriarty, who worked with Dr Dog, and is released on Fat Possum, label home of Townes Van Zandt, Dinosaur Jr, the Black Keys and Smith Westerns, so there are some more clues right there. Sleek futuretronica this is not. The boys – and they are still only in their teens or very early twenties, even if they do approximate the sound of ravaged, bedraggled older men who like a drink and the odd crafty fag – formed at high school in 2009 when they all were 14 and 15. They began as a covers band playing at the school coffee house, where they performed versions of Jimi Hendrix’s Voodoo Child and Purple Haze and Led Zeppelin’s Good Times Bad Times. Soon, they were playing their own songs, none of which were quite in the same league as the Hendrix and Zep numbers, but that didn’t stop the assembled letting their hair down, even the ones who were bald. By 2012, they had an LP’s worth of toons (to quote Todd Rundgren, who knows a thing or two about barnet), which they titled Telephone. We think this SoundCloud here comprising nine tracks is that 2012 album (it’s not on Spotify). It has the same raggedy quality as their newer material, and a similar kind of lazily lurching dynamic.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

PRE-ORDER: David Bowie Reissue LPs

We are now accepting preorders for the David Bowie reissues that are coming out on February 26th. $19.99 each for in-store pickup. Use the link below to preorder a copy:

Plaid Room Records Online Store

Monday, October 5, 2015

Plaid Room SOUL BLEND Now Available!

We're proud to present our own blend of coffee called SOUL BLEND! It's like us...smooth, easy, and a wonderful way to start your day. It's at the shop for $14.99 per pound and is available whole bean or ground. Huge thanks to Dan at Twisted River Coffee Company for dealing with us and helping us get this out. Swing in anytime and try it for yourself. And if you're not in the area but still want to snag these freshly roasted beans, you can order it in our Online Store.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Merch is now available online!!

We are slowly going to start putting some of our merch up on our website and we're starting with our winter hats and a few other records. So if you're not in the area and need to keep your head warm, snag one.  They are available for $11.99 in our Online Shop.

New DURAND JONES 45 out on Colemine!!

We're very excited and proud to be releasing a new 45 by Durand Jones & The Indications. With a stellar background in gospel, Jones got his start in the church, singing in the choir of his hometown in rural Louisiana. When his music career took him to Bloomington, Indiana, he was selected to join the legendary Indiana University Soul Revue, and it was through his involvement that he met writer/producer duo Aaron Frazer and Blake Rhein. The three began writing original soul music, recording themselves straight to tape in the basements of Bloomington - and their debut 45 is now available on our record label, Colemine Records.

Pick up the record at the shop for $4.99 or in our Online Store.