Thursday, December 30, 2010

In Stock 12/26-12/31

New Releases:
DADAWAH Peace and Love LP
ELECTRAS Electrified CD
FLAMIN' GROOVIES Baby Scratch My Back 7"
FM3 Buddha Machine III
JOHNNY BLACKBURN & MARY LAUREN Echoes Of Love's Reality LP
KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE Big Tears 7"
LLOYD McNEIL Asha LP
NAUTILOIDS Nautiloid Surf 7"
RENEGADES Cadliiac 7"
RENEGADES Thirteen Women 7"
SUN RA Outer Darkness LP
SUN RA Strange Worlds in My Mind LP
SUN RA Sub-Dwellers LP
TEENAGE LOVERS Number One 7"
V/A Angola Soundtrack LP
V/A Funk Drops 2 LP
V/A Java-Java: Indonesia Screaming Fuzz Vol. 1 LP
WIRE #323 January 2011 MAG
XENO & OAKLANDER Vigils LP
YVONNE & YVETTE Siamese Twins 7"

New Restocks:
13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS 7th Heaven CD
AGAINST ME! Reinventing Axl Rose LP
AGUATURBIA s/t LP
AGUATURBIA Volumen 2 LP
ARIEL PINK Before Today LP
ARRIVALS Volatile Molotov LP
BARBARA LYNN It Ain't No Good to Be Too Good CD
BELLE & SEBASTIAN Life Pursuit LP
BELLE & SEBASTIAN Write About Love LP
BIG STAR September Gurls 7"
BLACK ANGELS Directions to See a Ghost CD
BLACK ANGELS Directions to See a Ghost LP
BLACK ANGELS Passover CD
BLONDE REDHEAD 23 LP
BLONDE REDHEAD Misery Is a Butterfly LP
BLONDE REDHEAD Penny Sparkle LP
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Promise LP
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART Safe As Milk CD
CAT POWER You Are Free LP
CLOUD CULT Light Chasers CD
DALE HAWKINS Daredevil LP
DARK DARK DARK Wild Go CD
DEERHUNTER Halcyon Digest LP
DOUG SAHM San Antonio Rock LP
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS Decoration Day LP
DUCKTAILS/RANGERS Bored Fortress 7"
ELECTRAS/SCOTSMEN/VICTORS The Best Of The Electras LP
EMERALDS What Happened LP
FLAMIN' GROOVIES Slow Death LP
FLAT DUO JETS Introducing LP
FLOORED BY FOUR s/t LP
FRANKIE ROSE & THE OUTS s/t LP
FRED FISHER African Carnival LP
FRESH AND ONLYS Play It Strange LP
FUCKED UP/SERENA MANEESH Split 12"
GIL SCOTT-HERON I'm New Here LP
GIRLS Album LP
GIRLS Broken Dream Club EP CD
GRINDERMAN Grinderman 2 CD
ISLAJA Keraaminen Paa LP
JAWBREAKER Dear You LP
JIM SULLIVAN U.F.O. LP
KIM FOWLEY Another Man's Gold LP
KIM FOWLEY One Man's Garbage LP
KING KHAN & BBQ SHOW What's For Dinner? LP
KOERNER, RAY & GLOVER Blues, Rags & Hollers CD
KURT VILE In My Time 7"
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM Sound of Silver LP
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM This Is Happening CD
LUCERO Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers LP
MARY WEISS A Dangerous Game LP
MELVIN DAVIS Detroit Soul Ambassador CD
MELVIN DAVIS Detroit Soul Ambassador LP
MICHAEL HURLEY Ida Con Snock LP
MIGHTY HANNIBAL Hannibalism! LP
MISSION OF BURMA Signals, Calls & Marches LP
MISSION OF BURMA Vs. LP
MOON DUO Silver Bells 7"
MOUNTAIN GOATS Tallahassee LP
MULATU OF ETHIOPIA s/t LP
MUMFORD & SONS Sigh No More CD
NATIONAL Boxer CD
NATIONAL High Violet LP
OFF! First Four EPs (Box Set) 7"
OM Variations on a Theme LP
ORCHESTRE POLY-RHYTHMO Vodoun Effect LP
PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART Heart In Your Heartbreak 7"
PARTING GIFTS/GREAT GAYLORD Stones Tribute Series 7"
PAVEMENT Brighten the Corners LP
PAVEMENT Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain LP
PIXIES Doolittle LP
PSYCHEDELIC ALIENS Psycho African Beat CD
PSYCHEDELIC ALIENS Psycho African Beat LP
PURLING HISS Public Service LP
RATATAT LP4 CD
REAL ESTATE Out of Tune 7"
REIGNING SOUND Love and Curses LP
REPLACEMENTS Pleased to Meet Me LP
RON HAYDOCK 99 Chicks LP
ROY HEAD & THE TRAITS Live It Up! LP
SIR LORD BALTIMORE Kingdom Come LP
SIR LORD BALTIMORE s/t LP
SOFT MOON s/t LP
SONIC YOUTH Dirty (Box Set) LP
SONIC YOUTH Goo (Box Set) LP
SONIC YOUTH Rather Ripped LP
SPIDER JOHN KOERNER Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Been CD
SUN ARAW Beach Head LP
SUN RA Antique Blacks LP
SUN RA Disco 3000 LP
SUN RA On Jupiter LP
SUN RA Sleeping Beauty LP
TAMARYN The Waves LP
TANDOORI KNIGHTS Curry Up CD
TANDOORI KNIGHTS Curry Up LP
TITUS ANDRONICUS Airing of Grievances LP
TITUS ANDRONICUS The Monitor CD
TITUS ANDRONICUS The Monitor LP
V/A Afro-Beat Airways LP
V/A All Tore Up LP
V/A Back From the Grave 3 LP
V/A Back From the Grave 6 LP
V/A Back From the Grave 7 LP
V/A Cumbia Beat Vol. 1 LP
V/A Get Off My Back LP
V/A MN Beatle Project II CD
V/A MN Beatle Project II LP
V/A Their Hispanic Majesties Request 7"
V/A You Tore My Brain LP
VAMPIRE WEEKEND Contra CD
WARPAINT Exquisite Corpse 12"

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tulip's "Satisfying Craps in 2010"

Masshysteri - s/t (NY VAG)
Sun City Girls - Funeral Mariachi (Abduction)
Volahn - Dimensiónes del Trance Kósmico (Crepusculo Negro)
The Babies - "All Things Come to Pass" 7" (Wild World) & "Meet Me in the City" 7" (Make a Mess)
Forgetters double 7" (Too Small to Fail)
Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky (Young God)
Zola Jesus - Stridulum (Sacred Bones)
Jack Rose - Luck in the Valley (Thrill Jockey)
Anti-Music in 2010 (Nerveskade, State Police, Vaaska)
Fabulous Diamonds - II (Siltbreeze)
Liars - Sisterworld (Mute) + live
The Secret - Solve Et Coagula (Southern Lord)
Captured Tracks label (Minks, Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils)
Otesanek - Final (Nancy Jo)
Mississippi Records label
Sublime Frequencies record label
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
No drinking = Tons of $ for records!

The Professor's Top 10 of 2010

The Professor (Terry Katzman) presents his top 10 list, and it might be the most diverse one from the store this year. Everything from Elton John to Endless Boogie.

1. Jamey Johnson - The Guitar Song (Mercury Nashville)
2. Antony & The Johnsons - Swanlight (Secretly Canadian)
3. Jenny & Johnny - I'm Having Fun Now (Warner Bros.)
4. Elton John & Leon Russell - The Union (Decca)
5. Ty Segall - Melted (Goner)
6. The Very Idea! - Covers Up (Aural Fixation)
7. Bruce Springsteen - The Promise (Columbia)
8. The Red Pens - Limitations EP (Grain Belt)
9. The Court Yard Hounds - s/t (Columbia)
10. Endless Boogie - Full House Head (No Quarter)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Artist's Best of 2010

Treehouse owner Mark Trehus has finally chipped in with his long-awaited "best of the year" list...

Top 10 LPs:
1. Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me (Drag City)
2. Michael Hurley - Blue Hills (Mississippi)
3. Beach House - Teen Dream (Sub Pop)
4. Antony & the Johnsons - Swanlights (Secretly Canadian)
5. Sun City Girls - Funeral Mariachi (Abduction)
6. Milo Fine/Paul Metzger - Concerning the Other Condition/Spontaneous Composition Generator (Nero's Neptune)
7. Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here? (Editions Mego)
8. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - I Learned the Hard Way (Daptone)
9. Charlie Parr - When the Devil Goes Blind (Nero's Neptune)
10. Grouper/Roy Montgomery - split LP (self-released)

Reissues & Excavations: Dave Ray (x2); Spider John Koerner (x3); Bob Dylan; Parasites of the Western World; Melvin Davis; Ted Lucas; Syl Johnson; Grouper; 13th Floor Elevators; Bobby Charles

In Stock 12/18-12/24

New Releases:
BLACK JASPERS Born in '77 7"
CATWALK (Please) Don't Break Me 7"
DNTEL After Parties 1 12"
DNTEL After Parties 2 12"
GRINDERMAN Worm Tamer 12"
GUIDED BY VOICES Live in Daytron? 6o LP
JAMESES Caribou 7"
LEE "SCRATCH" PERRY & THE UPSETTERS Sound System Scratch LP
NEW MASTERSOUNDS Masterology: The Pioneers of New British Funk LP
PEAKING LIGHTS Space Primitive LP
SOFT MOON s/t LP
SONNY & THE SANDWITCHES Throw My Ashes Off The Pier When I Die 7"
V/A MN Beatle Project Vol. 2 CD
V/A MN Beatle Project Vol. 2 LP
YARDBIRDS Little Games CD
YARDBIRDS Little Games LP
YOUNG Sweet/Swollen 7"

New Restocks:
13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS Psychedelic Sounds LP
24-CARAT BLACK Gone CD
ALEXANDER "SKIP" SPENCE Oar LP
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE Merriweather Post Pavilion LP
BAND Music From Big Pink LP
BAND OF HORSES No One's Gonna Love You 7"
BEIRUT Flying Club Cup LP
BEIRUT Gulag Orkestar LP
BOB DYLAN Blood on the Tracks CD
BOB DYLAN Freewheelin' LP
BOOKER T. & THE MG'S Green Onions LP
BRIAN McBRIDE Effective Disconnect CD
BRIAN McBRIDE Effective Disconnect LP
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Promise LP
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART It Comes to You in a Plain Brown Wrapper LP
DARK DARK DARK Wild Go LP
EARTH 2 LP
EARTH Bureaucratic Desire for Extra-Capsular Extraction LP
ELVIS COSTELLO National Ransom CD
FLEET FOXES s/t LP
FLOORED BY FOUR s/t LP
FOALS Antidotes LP
FOUR TET There Is Love In You LP
IRON & WINE Around the Well LP
IRON & WINE Creek Drank the Cradle LP
IRON & WINE Our Endless Numbered Days LP
IRON & WINE Shepherd's Dog LP
IRON & WINE Woman King LP
JAILL That's How We Burn LP
JAWBREAKER Etc. LP
JAYHAWKS s/t (Bunkhouse) LP
JOHN COLTRANE Blue Train LP
KANYE WEST College Drop Out LP
KANYE WEST Late Registration LP
KOERNER, RAY & GLOVER Blues, Rags & Hollers DVD
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM This Is Happening LP
LOVE Love Lost LP
LOW Great Destroyer LP
LUCERO 1372 Overton Park LP
LUCERO Attic Tapes LP
MATTHEW DEAR Black City LP
MC5 Kick Out the Jams LP
MODEST MOUSE Moon & Antarctica LP
NEIL YOUNG Le Noise CD
NEIL YOUNG s/t LP
NO AGE Everything In Between CD
NO AGE Everything In Between LP
OH SEES Sucks Blood LP
OTIS REDDING Soul Album LP
P.O.S. Never Better LP
PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART Say No to Love 7"
PINK FLOYD Dark Side of the Moon LP
PISSED JEANS Sam Kinison Woman 7"
PRETTY THINGS S.F. Sorrow LP
RADIOHEAD Amnesiac LP
RADIOHEAD Kid A LP
RADIOHEAD The Bends LP
RETRIBUTION GOSPEL CHOIR 2 LP
RIDE Nowhere LP
ROBERT WYATT Cuckooland LP
ROBERT WYATT Shleep LP
ROBERT WYATT Theatre Royal Drury Lane LP
ROXY MUSIC Country Life LP
SHINS Chutes Too Narrow LP
SHINS Oh, Inverted World LP
SHINS Wincing the Night Away LP
SOFT MACHINE Volume Two LP
SONIC YOUTH Daydream Nation (Box Set) LP
STOOGES Fun House LP
SYL JOHNSON Complete Mythology (Box Set) LP+CD
T. REX The Slider LP
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES Palomino CD
V/A Cult Cargo: Grand Bahama Goombay LP
V/A Eccentric Breaks and Beats LP
V/A Eccentric Soul: Deep City Label LP
V/A Eccentric Soul: Smart's Palace LP
V/A Home Schooled: ABC's of Kid Soul LP
V/A MN Beatle Project Vol. 1 CD
V/A Soul Messages From Dimona LP
VENTURES Christmas Album LP
WET HAIR/PEAKING LIGHTS Bored Fortress 7"
WHISKEYTOWN Strangers Almanac LP
WHITE STRIPES White Blood Cells LP
WHY? Alopecia LP
WILCO Being There LP
WILCO Summerteeth LP
WILD NOTHING Gemini LP

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cornstalk's Best of 2010

Cornstalk is the most recent addition to our staff, but he can already whip together a year-end list like a pro.

10 Favorites of 2010:
1. Small Black - New Chain (Jagjaguwar)
2. Silje Nes - Opticks (FatCat)
3. Islaja - Keraaminen Pää (Fonal)
4. Four Tet - There is Love in You (Domino)
5. The Fall - Your Future Our Clutter (Domino)
6. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma (Warp)
7. Group Inerane - Guitars From Agadez Vol. 3 (Sublime Frequencies)
8. CocoRosie - Grey Oceans (Sub Pop)
9. Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here (Matador)
10. Teenage Fanclub - Shadows (Merge)

Other Great Things:
  • Various Artists - In the Storm So Long (Mississippi)
  • "Be Still" feat. Janelle Monae & "Fo Yo Sorrows" feat. George Clinton and Too Short!!! from Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (Def Jam)
  • Television Personalities - "You're My Yoko" 7" (Rocket Girl)
  • Forest Swords - Dagger Paths EP (Olde English Spelling Bee)
  • "Dance Yrself Clean" from LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening (DFA/Capitol)
  • Shackleton - Fabric 55 (Fabric)
  • "Rosemarie" from Superchunk - Majesty Shredding (Merge)
  • Moles - Untune the Sky reissue (Kill Shaman)
  • Various Artists - Fanajana: A Collection of Recordings and Photography from Madagasikara (Mississippi)
  • "Soldier of Love" from Sade - Soldier of Love (Epic)
  • The title of Bird Peterson's album, Drankenstein (Mad Decent)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Snoopy's Top 10 of 2010

Snoopy (some of us still call him "Sad Hot Dog") lists three releases by his own bands on his top 10, but goes out of his way to mention that he did not appear on any of the recordings... in typical Snoopy fashion, he's far too modest.

1. Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me (Drag City)
2. Daedelus - Righteous Fists Of Harmony (Brain Feeder)
3. Various Artists - Baby, How Can it Be? Songs Of Love, Lust & Contempt From The 1920s & 1930s (Dust To Digital)
4. Dante And The Lobster - Wonders (Moon Glyph)
5. Food Pyramid - I (Moon Glyph)
6. Food Pyramid - II (Moon Glyph)
7. Marnie Stern - s/t (Kill Rock Stars)
8. Wavves - King Of The Beach (Fat Possum)
9. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty (Def Jam)
10. Sufjan Stevens - The Age Of Adz (Asthmatic Kitty)

In Stock 12/11-12/17

New Releases:
AUSLAND BROTHERS Bucket Drummin' Vol. 1 CD
AVEY TARE Down There LP
CHROME 3rd From The Sun LP
DEAD GHOSTS s/t LP
DISCODEINE Synchronize (feat. Jarvis Cocker) 12"
EL GUSANO Fantasia Del Barrio LP
GENTLEMEN JESSE & HIS MEN You've Got The Wrong Man 7"
JIM SULLIVAN U.F.O. LP
JIMI HENDRIX West Coast Seattle Boy (Box Set) LP
JOHN FAHEY Blind Joe Death LP
KANYE WEST My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy LP
KOERNER, RAY & GLOVER Live at First Avenue DVD
MELVIN DAVIS Detroit Soul Ambassador CD
MELVIN DAVIS Detroit Soul Ambassador LP
METALLICA Live at Grimey's 10"
MODERN LOVERS Longbranch LP
MOON DUO Silver Bells 7"
NINE TOMORROWS Gravity In Love CD
OFF! First Four EPs (Box Set) 7"
PANDA BEAR Last Night at the Jetty 7"
READING RAINBOW Prism Eyes LP
RIDE Nowhere LP
RUPERT CLEMENDORE & JOHN BUDDY WILLIAMS Le Jazz Primitif From Trinidad LP
RYAN ADAMS & THE CARDINALS III/IV CD
SANDWITCHES Summer of Love 7"
SONIC YOUTH Sister LP
STAPLE SINGERS Ultimate: A Family Affair 1953-1984 CD
SUN RA Sleeping Beauty LP
TAKE ACRE s/t LP
TEENAGE FANCLUB Bandwagonesque LP
TOM WAITS Closing Time LP
TOM WAITS Heart of Saturday Night LP
TOM WAITS Nighthawks at the Diner LP
TOM WAITS Small Change LP
V/A Luk Thung CD
V/A Sensacional Soul LP
WHITE WIRES WWII LP
WOODEN SHJIPS Oh Tannenbaum / Auld Lang Syne 12"

New Restocks:
AGAINST ME! As the Eternal Cowboy LP
AGUATURBIA s/t LP
AGUATURBIA Volumen 2 LP
ALMIGHTY DEFENDERS s/t LP
aTELECINE And Six Dark Hours Pass LP
AUTOLUX Transit Transit LP
BEATLES Abbey Road LP
BIG BOI Sir Lucious Left Foot the Son of Chico Dusty LP
BIG STAR Radio City LP
BLACK KEYS Magic Potion CD
BLAKROC s/t CD
BOB DYLAN John Wesley Harding CD
BRIAN ENO Another Green World CD
BRIAN ENO Before & After Science CD
BRIAN ENO Here Come the Warm Jets CD
BRIAN ENO Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) CD
BRIDGET ST. JOHN Songs For The Gentle Man LP
BRIDGET ST. JOHN Thank You For... LP
BUKKA WHITE Mississippi Blues LP
BUZZCOCKS Singles Going Steady LP
CLOUD CULT Feel Good Ghosts CD
DARK DARK DARK Snow Magic CD
DEAD KENNEDYS Nazi Punks Fuck Off! 7"
DEXATEENS Hardwire Healing LP
DOSH Pure Trash LP
EAST NEW YORK ENSEMBLE DE MUSIC At the Helm LP
ELECTRONIC ANTHOLOGY PROJECT (Doug Martsch) s/t CD
ELLIOTT SMITH XO LP
FEVER RAY s/t LP
FLAMING LIPS Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots LP
HUMAN EXPRESSION Love at Psychedelic CD
HUMAN ZOO s/t LP
JAMES CARR Complete Goldwax Singles CD
JANELLE MONAE Archandroid CD
JANELLE MONAE Archandroid LP
KAREN DALTON In My Own Time LP
KING KHAN & THE SHRINES Supreme Genius LP
KING KHAN & THE SHRINES Three Hairs and You're Mine LP
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM This Is Happening CD
LES SAVY FAV Root For Ruin LP
LOCAL NATIVES Gorilla Manor LP
LOWER DENS Twin-Hand Movement LP
MONKS Black Monk Time CD
MONKS Early Years CD
NOBUNNY First Blood LP
PATRICK MULLINS Don't Go To Sleep LP
PSYCHEDELIC ALIENS Psycho African Beat LP
REIGNING SOUND Time Bomb High School LP
RIKKI ILILONGA & MUSI-O-TUNYA Dark Sunrise (Box Set) LP
ROBERT WYATT Cuckooland LP
ROBERT WYATT Shleep LP
ROBERT WYATT Theatre Royal Drury Lane LP
RODRIGUEZ Cold Fact LP
ROKY ERICKSON The Holiday Inn Tapes LP
RYAN ADAMS Demolition LP
SARAH WEBSTER FABIO Jujus/Alchemy Of The Blues LP
SERGE GAINSBOURG Histoire de Melodie Nelson CD
SERGE GAINSBOURG Histoire de Melodie Nelson LP
SPACEMEN 3 Perfect Prescription LP
SYD BARRETT Madcap Laughs CD
THURSTON MOORE Psychic Hearts LP
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES Palomino CD
V/A Afrosound of Colombia LP
V/A Back to Peru, Vol. 1 LP
V/A Dirty Laundry: The Soul of Black Country LP
V/A I Smell a Rat: Early Black Rock n Roll Vol. 2 LP
V/A More Dirty Laundry: The Soul of Black Country LP
V/A Si, Para Usted Vol. 2 LP
V/A Summer Records Anthology 1974-88 LP
V/A Turkish Freakout LP
VELVET UNDERGROUND s/t LP
WEEN Chocolate & Cheese LP
WHITE STRIPES Icky Thump LP

Treehouse Holiday Password Sale!

Hi friends,

Hopefully everyone has been able to dig themselves out from last week's blizzard. It was a pretty rough one for us. Usually one of our busiest weekends of the year, the second weekend before Christmas 2010 was pretty miserable on our end. We managed to stay open until 4 PM on Saturday. We had one sale all day (a used $6 CD). In hindsight, we probably should have closed much sooner. Snowed in and sore, we didn't open on Sunday. Needless to say, we're a little behind our normal holiday season numbers, so we're counting on you to come in this weekend!

To help lure you in, we have decided to have another secret password sale. In honor of the Minnesota Twins' brand new import from the Far East, anyone who comes in between today and Sunday (12/19) and says "Tsuyoshi Nishioka" upon checkout will receive 15% off all vinyl in the store and 20% off all CDs! (We will also accept "Yoshi" or "Nishi" as passwords.)

If music is not on your holiday shopping list, we strongly encourage you to purchase any remaining gifts from local, independent businesses!

Please note our new hours that went into effect last month:
Monday-Friday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: 11 AM - 5 PM

In addition, these will be our holiday hours over the next couple of weeks:
Christmas Eve: 10 AM - 4 PM
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: 10 AM - 6 PM
New Year's Day: Closed

Thanks and Happy Holidays, The Treehouse Gang

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Motor's Top 10 of 2010

Longtime Treehouse part-timer Motor gives his picks for the year's best releases...

1. Phosphorescent - Here's to Taking it Easy (Dead Oceans)
2. Soft Pack - s/t (Kemado)
3. Foals - Total Life Forever (Sub Pop)
4. Grinderman - Grinderman 2 (Anti)
5. The National - High Violet (4AD)
6. The Walkmen - Lisbon (Fat Possum)
7. No Age - Everything In Between (Sub Pop)
8. "Field Recordings from Alan Lomax's Southern Journey" series: I'll Be So Glad When the Sun Goes Down; I'll Meet You on That Other Shore; I'm Gonna Live Anyhow Until I Die; Wave the Ocean, Wave the Sea; Worried Now, Won't Be Worried Long (Mississippi)
9. Charlie Parr - When the Devil Goes Blind (Nero's Neptune)
10. LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening (Capitol)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Commander's "Best of 2010"

Let the Treehouse staff "best of the year" lists begin! First up is Dan...

Top 10 Albums of 2010
1. Phosphorescent - Here's to Taking it Easy (Dead Oceans)
2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (Merge)
3. The Parting Gifts - Strychnine Dandelion (In the Red)
4. Charlie Parr - When the Devil Goes Blind (Nero's Neptune)
5. Grinderman - Grinderman 2 (Anti)
6. Drive-By Truckers - The Big To-Do (ATO)
7. Superchunk - Majesty Shredding (Merge)
8. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - The Brutalist Bricks (Matador)
9. The Goodnight Loving - Goodnight Loving Supper Club (Dirtnap)
10. Donovan Quinn & the 13th Month - Your Wicked Man (Soft Abuse/Shrimper)

Honorable Mention: Belle and Sebastian - Write About Love (Matador); Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot... The Son of Chico Dusty; Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues (Bloodshot); Endless Boogie - Full House Head (No Quarter); Forgetters - s/t 2x7" (Too Small to Fail); The Fresh and Onlys - Play It Strange (In the Red); The Hold Steady - Heaven is Whenever (Vagrant); Ty Segall - Melted (Goner); Spoon - Transference (Merge); Sun City Girls - Funeral Mariachi (Abduction); Corin Tucker Band - 1,000 Years (Kill Rock Stars)

Reissues & Archival Releases
1. Waylon Jennings - The Dark Side of Fame (Omni)
2. Spider John Koerner - March 1963 (Nero's Neptune); Music is Just a Bunch of Notes/The Secret of Sleep (Nero's Neptune); Spider Blues (Wounded Bird)
3. Bruce Springsteen - The Promise (Columbia)
4. Various Artists - Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968-81 (Soundway)
5. Dave Ray - Snaker's Here (Wounded Bird); Fine Soft Land (Wounded Bird)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Farewell Continental in-store - POSTPONED!

We are sorry to announce that the in-store has been postponed due to the snow, and the store is closed today. Stay tuned as we try to reschedule as soon as possible.

We will be hosting an all ages in-store performance by Farewell Continental on Sunday, December 12 at 3 PM. Featuring members of Motion City Soundtrack, Small Towns Burn a Little Slower, and more!

From their bio:
"Farewell Continental like to make noisy songs and talk nonsense. Officially, the band goes by the names of Harrison Ford movie characters (Allie Fox, Dr. Richard Kimball, Jack Ryan, Dr. Norman Spencer, and Rick Deckard) and hails from Tokyo, Japan. However, a little bird tells us the group is actually comprised of members from well-known Minneapolis acts (one which starts with "M" and ends with "Otioncitysoundtrack"). We can neither confirm nor deny these rumors. What we can confirm, however, is that your ears will hurt after a 30-minute barrage of '90s-inspired shoegaze and indie rock."

New 10" limited-edition EP will be available at this show.

Link to Facebook event page

Friday, December 10, 2010

In Stock 12/4-12/10

New Releases:
AIRWAY/HIJOKAIDAN split LP
ASMARA ALL STARS Eritrea's Got Soul LP
aTELECINE (Sasha Grey) A Cassette Tape Culture LP
BLOSSOM TOES We Are Ever So Clean LP
BOB DYLAN Original Mono Recordings (Box Set) LP
BONNIE 'PRINCE' BILLY & TREMBLING BELLS New Year's Eve's The Loneliest Night Of The Year 7"
BRIDGET ST. JOHN Songs For The Gentle Man LP
BRIDGET ST. JOHN Thank You For... LP
CHRISMA Chinese Restaurant LP
CHRISMA Hibernation LP
CIRCUIT DES YEUX Ode to Fidelity 7"
COATHANGERS/NUMERATORS Chicken 30 7"
DEATH IN JUNE Peaceful Snow 10"
DOM Edge of Time LP
EAST NEW YORK ENSEMBLE DE MUSIC At the Helm LP
ERIC COPELAND Puerto Rican 7"
FILLE QUI MOUSSE Trixie Stapleton 291 LP
FLOORED BY FOUR s/t LP
FOSTER MANGANYI Ndzi Teke Riendzo no. 1 LP
FRESH MAGGOTS Hatched! LP
GARY WILSON Electric Endicott LP
GIANT SAND Blurry Blue Mountain CD
GIBSON BROS. Build A Raft LP
GREGORY & THE HAWK Leche LP
GROUPER/ROY MONTGOMERY split CD
HYPE WILLIAMS Find Out What Happens When People Stop Being Polite, and Start Gettin Real LP
INJECTIONS Prison Walls 7"
JEFF PHELPS Magnetic Eyes LP
JUNIP Fields LP
LIQUOR BALL Break 'n Run Live LP
MARTIN DEVANEY West End CD
MARTIN DEVANEY West End LP
MATTHEW DEAR You Put A Smell On Me 12"
METALLICA Live at Grimey's CD
NORMALS Almost Ready 7"
PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART Heart in Your Heartbreak 7"
PATRICK MULLINS Don't Go To Sleep LP
ROMANTICA America LP
RV PAINTINGS Samoa Highway LP
RYAN ADAMS III/IV LP
SARAH WEBSTER FABIO Jujus/Alchemy Of The Blues LP
SHARRON KRAUS The Woody Nightshade LP
SHEDDING Tear in the Sun LP
SMALL BLACK Photojournalist 7"
SOFT PACK Gagdad 7"
SUFJAN STEVENS All Delighted People EP CD
SUFJAN STEVENS All Delighted People EP LP
TEARIST s/t LP
TOLERANCE Divine LP
TORMENTORS Hanging 'Round LP
V/A FM-BX Society Tape Vol. 1 LP
V/A In Search of Hawkwind CD
V/A In the Storm So Long LP
V/A Sound of Siam CD
V/A The Rain Don't Fall on Me (Country Blues 1927-1952) LP
VANESSA ROSSETTO Mineral Orange LP
WAX POETICS Issue #44 MAG
WHITE STRIPES De Stijl LP
WHITE STRIPES s/t LP
WHITE STRIPES White Blood Cells (reissue) LP
WOVENHAND Threshingfloor LP
YETI Issue #10 BOOK/CD

New Restocks:
ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS I am a Bird Now LP
ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS Swanlights LP
ARRIVALS Volatile Molotov LP
aTELECINE (Sasha Grey) And Six Dark Hours Pass LP
BLACK ANGELS Phosphene Dream CD
BLACK ANGELS Phosphene Dream LP
BLACK KEYS Brothers CD
BLACK ORPHAN Metal Leg 7"
BOB DYLAN John Wesley Harding CD
BOB DYLAN Witmark Demos CD
BOB DYLAN Witmark Demos LP
BON IVER For Emma, Forever Ago CD
BON IVER For Emma, Forever Ago LP
BRAINBOMBS Burning Hell LP
BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE Forgiveness Rock Record CD
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Promise CD
FRESH & ONLYS August In My Mind 12"
GARY WAR Horribles Parade LP
GAYNGS Relayted LP
GEORGE HARRISON All Things Must Pass LP
GRINDERMAN Grinderman 2 (Deluxe Edition) CD
GROUPER Dragging a Dead Deer LP
KOERNER, RAY & GLOVER Blues, Rags & Hollers CD
LA VAMPIRES FEATURING MATRIX METALS So Unreal LP
LUCERO Nobody's Darlings LP
MANTLES Pink Information LP
MICHAEL ANGELO Sorcerer's Delight 7"
MICROPHONES Glow Pt. 2 LP
MODEST MOUSE Sad Sappy Sucker LP
MUSIC EMPORIUM s/t LP
OH SEES Dog Poison LP
P.O.S. Never Better LP
PARTING GIFTS Strychnine Dandelion CD
PATRICK LUNDBORG The Acid Archives: The Second Edition BOOK
RADIOHEAD In Rainbows LP
REPLACEMENTS Let It Be CD
REPLACEMENTS Pleased to Meet Me LP
ROB JO STAR BAND s/t LP
ROKY ERICKSON & THE BLACK ANGELS Night of the Vampire DVD
SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS I Learned the Hard Way (45 Box Set) LP
SHARON VON ETTEN Epic LP
SOFT CIRCLE Shore Obsessed LP
SONIC YOUTH Daydream Nation (Box Set) LP
SPIDER JOHN KOERNER Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Been CD
SPIDER JOHN KOERNER Stargeezer CD
SPIDER JOHN KOERNER & WILLIE MURPHY Running Jumping Standing Still CD
SUFJAN STEVENS Age of Adz LP
SUFJAN STEVENS Songs for Christmas CD
TALLEST MAN ON EARTH Sometimes the Blues is Just a Passing Bird CD
TALLEST MAN ON EARTH Sometimes the Blues is Just a Passing Bird LP
TIMMY'S ORGANISM Rise of the Green Gorilla LP
TOM ZE Studies of Tom Zé: Explaining Things So I Can Confuse You (Box Set) LP
TOTAL ABUSE Mutt LP
V/A Diggin Down Argentina LP
V/A Have a Merry Chess Christmas CD
V/A Palenque Palenque LP
VIVIAN GIRLS s/t LP
WAR ON DRUGS Future Weather LP
WASHED OUT Life of Leisure LP
WET HAIR/PEAKING LIGHTS Bored Fortress Club 7"
WILCO Summerteeth LP
WOMEN Public Strain LP
YEASAYER Odd Blood LP
ZOLA JESUS Valusia EP CD

Friday, December 3, 2010

Crazy great deal from Treehouse Records for Charlie Parr & Spider John Koerner fans!

We have quite a deal for you, dear customers.

Anybody who buys a copy of the Spider John Koerner CD or LP of March 1963, the CD/DVD set of Music Is Just A Bunch Of Notes/The Secret Of Sleep, or either the CD or LP/CD package of Charlie's When The Devil Goes Blind from Treehouse Records gets a FREE ticket to the show on Tuesday, December 7th, at The Hopkins Center For The Arts (1111 Mainstreet). If you buy 2 items, get 2 tickets, etc. etc....they make great gifts, and you can be the nice person who brings yr friends to the show! The HCFTA is an excellent, classy venue, with a cash bar from 6-9 and FREE FOOD from 6-7 included w/ the ticket. You can't really go wrong here.

This is quite a deal... regular ticket price for this is $25, so you're getting in for a fraction of the price and getting a great new record or CD!

For those who have never seen John and/or Charlie--or who have only seen them in crowded bars--we can safely say that both tend to perform better in a sit-down type of environment. We're still sorting it out, but it appears that one will play a set at 7:00, followed by the other about an hour and a quarter later. The whole thing will be over early (probably 9:30 or so), so those who have to work the next day will have plenty of time to rest up afterward.

In Stock 11/27-12/3

New Releases:
AS LOUD AS POSSIBLE Issue #1 MAG
BOBBY CHARLES See You Later Alligator CD
CHROME Alien Soundtrack LP
CHROME Half Machine Lip Moves LP
DAVE RAY Fine Soft Land CD
DAVE RAY Snaker's Blues CD
DEERHOOF / PHYSICAL FORMS Hoofdriver 7"
DUCKTAILS / RANGERS Bored Fortress Club 7"
EXPLOITED Troops of Tomorrow LP
FAUST 71 Minutes LP
FRANZ NICOLAY Luck and Courage LP
GETATCHEW MEKURIA, THE EX & GUESTS Moa Anbessa CD
GIANT SAND Ballad of a Thin Line Man LP
GIANT SAND Blurry Blue Mountain LP
GIANT SAND Storm LP
GIANT SAND Valley of Rain LP
GRAYSON GILMOUR No Constellation LP
HUMAN ZOO s/t LP
INFINITE BODY / NO AGE Bored Fortress Club 7"
MOUNT EERIE Song Islands Vol. 2 LP
NICKELS AND DIMES s/t LP
PASTELS Up For a Bit LP
PSYCHEDELIC ALIENS Psycho African Beat CD
PSYCHEDELIC ALIENS Psycho African Beat LP
RIKKI ILILONGA & MUSI-O-TUNYA Dark Sunrise (Box Set) LP
ROYAL TRUX Thank You LP
SHORES Coup de Grace LP
SPIDER JOHN KOERNER Spider Blues CD
STIMULATORS Loud Fast Rules LP
TEENAGE FANCLUB A Catholic Education LP
UP Rising CD+DVD
V/A Street and Gangland Rhythms LP
WET HAIR / PEAKING LIGHTS Bored Fortress Club 7"

New Restocks:
BIG STAR #1 Record LP
BLIND BLAKE That Will Happen LP
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART Mirror Man LP
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART Safe as Milk LP
CHILLS Kaleidoscope World CD
DARK DARK DARK Wild Go CD
DAVID BLUE Nice Baby and the Angel CD
EARTH Bureaucratic Desire For Extra Capsular Extraction LP
EMERALDS What Happened LP
FLIPPER Generic CD
FRESH & ONLYS Debut LP
FUNKADELIC Maggot Brain LP
GANG OF FOUR Hard/Solid Gold CD
GIANT SAND Valley of Rain CD
GROUP DOUEH Beattle Harab LP
JOHN FAHEY America LP
JOHNNY THUNDERS Hurt Me LP
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON Border Lord/Jesus Was a Capricorn CD
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON Spooky Lady's Sideshow/Shake Hands With the Devil CD
LAS ROBERTAS Cry Out Loud LP
LITTLE WILLIE JOHN Heaven All Around Me CD
LITTLE WILLIE JOHN The Early King Sessions CD
LOW Christmas LP
LUCERO Nobody's Darlings LP
MILTON NASCIMENTO Clube Da Esquina LP
MOONDOG Viking of Sixth Avenue LP
MOTHER EARTH Living With the Animals CD
NOBUNNY Raw Romance CD
OH SEES Master's Bedroom is Worth Spending a Night In LP
OMAR SOULEYMAN Highway to Hassake CD
OS MUTANTES s/t LP
PAUL METZGER Uses of Infinity CD
RANIL Y SU CONJUNTO TROPICAL Ranil's Jungle Party LP
REAL ESTATE s/t LP
ROB JO STAR BAND s/t LP
SPACEMEN 3 Perfect Prescription CD
SPACEMEN 3 Sound of Confusion CD
SUN ARAW Beach Head LP
TELEVISION PERSONALITIES And the Kids Just Love It LP
TYVEK Mary Ellen Claims 7"
V/A Imaginational Anthem: New Possibilities LP
V/A Texas Flashbacks LP
V/A Troubled Troubadours CD
WEEN Mollusk LP
WHY? Alopecia LP