Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Terry's Top 10 of 2014

Some of you have been buying records from Terry Katzman for nearly 40 years, going back to his days behind the counter at the pre-fire Oar Folk or his 16-year run as proprietor of Garage D'or.  We call him "The Professor" for good reason -- Terry knows his rock 'n' roll.

1. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Hypnotic Eye (Reprise)
2. The Strypes Snapshot (Photo Finish/Virgin)
3. Parquet Courts Sunbathing Animal (What's Your Rupture?)
4. Wilko Johnson/Roger Daltrey Going Back Home (Chess)
5. Bob Dylan and The Band The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 (Columbia/Legacy)
6. Ty Segall Manipulator (Drag City)
7. Rory Gallagher Irish Tour '74 (40th Anniversary Box Set) (Sony/Legacy UK)
8. DEVO Live at Max's Kansas City, November 15, 1977 (Jackpot)
9. Nashville Pussy Up the Dosage (SPV)
10. Taylor Swift 1989 (Big Machine)

Click here or on our Facebook event page to submit your list!  All entries will receive a 10% off store coupon (valid in January) and will be entered into a drawing to win a Treehouse gift certificate!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Dan's Top 10 of 2014

It was an exciting and busy year for Treehouse manager Dan Cote, who after 14 1/2 years behind the counter at 26th & Lyndale, left the store in May (only to be enticed to return to the helm in November).  Despite having to play catch-up on some things he missed out on over the summer, Dan is pretty comfortable with his final list.

1. D'Angelo and The Vanguard Black Messiah (RCA)
2. Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires Dereconstructed (Sub Pop)
3. Reigning Sound Shattered (Merge)
4. Lydia Loveless Somewhere Else (Bloodshot)
5. Spoon They Want My Soul (Lorna Verde)
6. Ex Hex Rips (Merge)
7. Comet Gain Paperback Ghosts (Fortuna Pop!)
8. Doug Paisley Strong Feelings (No Quarter)
9. The Men Tomorrow's Hits (Sacred Bones)
10. David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights End Times Undone (Merge)


Click here or on our Facebook event page to submit your list!  All entries will receive a 10% off store coupon (valid in January) and will be entered into a drawing to win a Treehouse gift certificate!

Chris B's Top 10 of 2014

Treehouse clerk Chris Berry -- the man behind the record labels Soft Abuse and Fruits & Flowers -- shares his ten favorite releases of 2014.

1. The Skygreen Leopards Family Crimes (Woodsist)
2. Bob Dylan and The Band The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 (Columbia/Legacy)
3. Elisa Ambroglio The Immoralist (Drag City)
4. Ian William Craig A Turn of Breath (Recital)
5. Steve Gunn Way Out Weather (Paradise of Bachelors)
6. Lower Plenty Life Thrills (Bedroom Suck/Mexican Summer)
7. Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Jagjaguwar)
8. Devin, Gary & Ross Honeycombs of Chakras (Feeding Tube)
9. Peter Escott The Long O (Bedroom Suck)
10. Cold Beat Over Me (Crime on the Moon)

Click here or on our Facebook event page to submit your list!  All entries will receive a 10% off store coupon (valid in January) and will be entered into a drawing to win a Treehouse gift certificate!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Keeli's Top 10 of 2014

The first set of 2014 staff picks that we'll unveil comes from our newest and youngest employee, Miss Keeli O!

1. Naomi Punk Television Man (Captured Tracks)
2. Ty Segall Manipulator (Drag City)
3. Warpaint Warpaint (Rough Trade)
4. White Hex Gold Nights (felte/It)
5. Vessel Punish, Honey (Tri Angle)
6. Iceage Plowing Into the Field of Love (Matador)
7. The Horrors Luminous (XL)
8. FKA Twigs LP1 (Young Turks)
9. Youth Code A Place to Stand (Dais)
10. Pharmakon Bestial Burden (Sacred Bones)


Click here or on our Facebook event page to submit your list!  All entries will receive a 10% off store coupon (valid in January) and will be entered into a drawing to win a Treehouse gift certificate!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Fourth Annual Treehouse Customer & Staff Poll

Who put out the best records of 2014? Who will join My Bloody Valentine, Tame Impala, and Kurt Vile as previous Treehouse year-end poll winners? We need your help, dear customers!

For the fourth straight year, we are asking you to share your 10 favorite new releases of this past 12 months.

All participants will receive a Treehouse 10% discount coupon and will be entered into a drawing to win a Treehouse gift certificate!

To play, we ask that you adhere to these simple rules

 
• To be eligible, each choice must have been given its first physical release in 2014. Digital-only releases are NOT eligible.
• Archival releases that have been unveiled for the first time ARE eligible. So are compilations and anthologies primarily composed of previously unavailable material. Straight reissues of previously released albums are NOT eligible.
• Rank your choices from 1 to 10.  They will receive points in inverse order (your top choice will receive 10 points in our poll and your 10th choice will get one point). Please, no ties. If you can't decide, flip a coin.  Lists with more or less than 10 entries will not be accepted.
• To enter, post your list on Facebook event page, e-mail it to us at treehouserecordslist@gmail.com, or simply drop it off with a clerk at the store.
• All entries must be received by December 30. We will post the final results on December 31.
• All participants will have their names put on a coupon list, to be used one time to receive 10% off an in-store purchase from January 2 to January 31, 2015.
• All entries will also be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Treehouse gift certificate!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

TREEHOUSE BLACK FRIDAY SALES!

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Treehouse Black Friday 11/28/14

9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Treehouse will be open at 9 AM (two hours earlier than usual) on Black Friday.  We're well stocked with the day's limited edition Record Store Day releases, including titles from David Bowie, Hüsker Dü, The Flaming Lips, Miles Davis, Afghan Whigs, The Velvet Underground, St. Vincent, Faith No More, Sun Kil Moon, and dozens more!  For a full list of Black Friday releases we'll have in stock, please visit our In-Stock Update page.

As always, RSD quantities are very limited.  Stock is not guaranteed and we enforce a strict limit of one copy of each title per customer.

In addition to the exclusive Black Friday titles, we are offering the following deals all weekend:

Black Friday Weekend Password Sale!

Tell us your favorite band or musician with the word "black" in their name -- Black Flag, Black Sabbath, Blackalicious, Frank Black, etc. ... -- and receive the following discounts*:

20% off all NEW VINYL
25% off all USED  VINYL
30% off all NEW CDs/DVDs
40% off all USED CDs/DVDs


*Not applicable to exclusive Black Friday releases or other sale items mentioned in this e-mail.

Offer expires 11/30/14
KOMEDA The Genius of Komeda LP

Brilliant 1996 album by the Swedish pop band Komeda, this was issued for the first time ever on vinyl on Record Store Day 2013.  We love the record, so we got a little excited and overshot our order, leaving us with a bunch of unsold copies.  Now we're taking a loss on it for your benefit.  Highly recommended!  Regular price $25.99.

$14.99

Limit one per customer, while supplies last.
Offer expires 11/30/14
THE REPLACEMENTS All Shook Down LP

The final Mats studio album, originally released in 1990, was only released on vinyl in Europe, in very limited quantity.  For many years, it was the most elusive and valuable title in their discography.  It was finally issued in the US on vinyl for Black Friday last year, and we still have some copies left.  Regular price $30.99.

$14.99

Limit one per customer, while supplies last.
Offer expires 11/30/14
KOERNER, RAY & GLOVER One Foot In the Groove CD

Long out-of-print 1996 reunion CD from the legendary local folk-blues trio, produced by our own Mark Trehus!  At the time of its release, it received rave reviews as well as endorsements from the likes of Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, and Beck.

Factory sealed warehouse stock!

$4.99


Limit one per customer, while supplies last.
Offer expires 11/30/14
Treehouse Records T-Shirts

Four different color options available in size S through 2XL American Apparel 100% cotton shirts.  Regular price $15.

$10 each

No limit.
Offer expires 11/30/14
HEART OF A CHAMPION Blowout!

From 1999-2011, Treehouse manager Dan Cote ran a little record label called Heart of a Champion.  While he still dearly loves all of these records, many were from bands who broke up long ago, and the boxes of unsold stock in his basement will no longer sell themselves!

Choose from these titles: The Evening Rig "Hilltop Pines" 7", The Hidden Chord "Identity" 7", Eleni Mandell/Mike Gunther split 7", Little Dirt CD, Lucky Jeremy CDs (two different titles), Thunder In the Valley CD, Die Electric! CD, The Hawaii Show CD, Gost Trio CD, Arm CD.

99¢ each!

Limit one copy per title, per customer, while supplies last.
Offer expires 11/30/14

 
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Friday, November 14, 2014

MATTHEW DE GENNARO In-Store Performance

This is short notice, but Treehouse is very excited to host an intimate in-store performance by Matthew De Gennaro on Monday night.

De Gennaro has a couple of releases on Soft Abuse, a label run by our very own Chris Berry, so we'll let Chris take it from here:

"Matthew De Gennaro got his start in the public eye creating harmonic drones in tandem with NZ underground legend Alastair Galbraith. Since then he's focused primarily on solo recordings that he writes, records & (largely) self-publishes from his home - a converted 19th c. schoolhouse - in rural Michigan.

Soft Abuse released what will likely be his masterpiece (no offense MDG! -ed.),
Chuang Tzu Motherfucker, last year. The out-of-time compositions could almost have come from some long lost 78s, which shouldn't discount Matthew's singular voice and particularities. The atmosphere of that record carries great heft, & his playing on a whole host of instruments (viol, guitar, organ, etc.) really shines.

The man does not tour, really, but has made a few appearances in Minneapolis/Saint Paul in the last year, most recently at the Old Familiar Chime festival at the Turf Club. As luck would have it Matthew is passing through again out of the blue & so Treehouse has welcomed him for a low-key Monday night performance at the store. This is free & all ages & we'll have copies of much of his catalog - CDs, LPs and cassettes - on hand for purchase. Begins promptly at 6:30. Hope to see you there!"


Facebook Event Page - RSVP and Invite Your Friends!

 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

DUR-DUR BAND Meet and Greet!

Dur-Dur Band were sensations in 1980s Mogadishu, a party band that fused synth-pop, funk, afrobeat, disco & more. The band crept into western listeners' consciousness thanks to the blog/label Awesome Tapes from Africa, who reissued their 1987 album Volume 5 last year. The group became inactive in the early '90s. Many of the band's members fled Somalia during the country's civil war. Several ended up in the U.S., including the group's core, Sahra Dawo and Abdinur Daljir, who now reside in Columbus, Ohio.

Their show at The Cedar Cultural Center on November 14 marks their first-ever performance in America! Dur-Dur Band will follow that historic show by joining us at Treehouse on Saturday, November 15 for a special "meet and greet" appearance! Come hang out, pick up a sale-priced copy of Volume 5 on LP or CD, get autographs and pictures, and have a good time hanging out with these legends of African disco-funk!

Facebook Event Page - RSVP and invite your friends!

Monday, March 17, 2014

In Stock 3/8-3/14

New releases are in bold.


ArtistTitleFormat
AGAINST ME!Transgender Dysphoria BluesLP
ARCADE FIREFuneralLP
ARCADE FIRENeon BibleLP
ARCADE FIREReflektorLP
BLACK SABBATHMaster of RealityLP
BLACK SABBATHs/tLP
BLOOD ORANGECupid DeluxeLP
BOB DYLANLive at Carnegie Hall, November 4, 1961LP
BOB DYLANLive In Colorado 1976LP
CHRISTOPHER OWENSLysandreLP
DAN AUERBACHKeep It HidLP
EACH OTHERBeing ElasticLP
EX HEXHot and Cold7"
GRATEFUL DEADThe Birth of the Dead Vol. 2: The Live SidesLP
HEARTLESS BASTARDSThe MountainLP
JACK OBLIVIANRat CityLP
JOHNNY CASHAmerican II: UnchainedLP
JOHNNY CASHAmerican III: Solitary ManLP
JOHNNY CASHAmerican IV: The Man Comes AroundLP
JOHNNY CASHAmerican RecordingsLP
JOHNNY CASHAmerican V: A Hundred HighwaysLP
JOHNNY CASHAmerican VI: Ain't No GraveLP
JOY DIVISIONUnknown PleasuresLP
LAMBCHOPNixon (deluxe)CD
LANA DEL REYBorn to DieLP
LEO WELCHSablouga VoicesLP
MASON JENNINGSAlways BeenLP
MELODY'S ECHO CHAMBERs/tLP
MODEST MOUSEGood News For People Who Love Bad NewsLP
MODEST MOUSEThe Moon & AntarcticaLP
MOUNTAIN GOATSAll Eternals DeckLP
MOUNTAIN GOATSAll Hail West TexasLP
MOUNTAIN GOATSTranscendental YouthLP
MUTUAL BENEFITLove's Crushing DiamondLP
NICK DRAKEPink MoonLP
PETER GABRIELScratch My Back and I'll Scratch YoursLP
R.L. BURNSIDECome On InLP
REAL ESTATEAtlasLP
REAL ESTATETalking Backwards7"
RICHARD BUCKNERBloomed (reissue)LP
RYAN ADAMSGoldLP
SLAYERDecade of AggressionLP
SPOONGa Ga Ga Ga GaLP
ST. VINCENTs/tLP
T. REXThe SliderLP
TALKING HEADSRemain in LightLP
TAME IMPALAInnerspeakerLP
TAME IMPALALonerismLP
TOM WAITSRain DogsLP
TOWNES VAN ZANDTs/tLP
UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRAs/tLP
WYE OAKThe KnotLP

Sunday, March 9, 2014

In Stock 3/1-3/7

Lotsa cool stuff this week, including a new batch of Mississippi Records titles, the brand new Is/Is album, and some cool stoner rock reissues that we haven't carried in eons!  New releases are in bold.


ArtistTitleFormat
ABNER JAYFolk Song StylistLP
AGAINST ME!Searching For a Former ClarityLP
ANGEL OLSENBurn Your Fire For No WitnessLP
AXXA/ABRAXASs/tLP
BABY HUEYThe Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend (Colored Vinyl)LP
BEAT HAPPENINGs/tLP
BECKMorning PhaseCD
BENT WINDSussexLP
BIG BOYSWreck CollectionLP
BILLIE JOE & NORAHForeverlyLP
BLACK KEYSThe Big Come UpLP
BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUBBeat the Devil's TattooLP
BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUBHowl SessionsLP
BOARDS OF CANADAIn a Beautiful PlaceLP
BOB DYLANAnother Self PortraitCD
BOUBACAR TRAOREAnd His GuitarLP
BURIALRival Dealer12"
BURIALs/tLP
BURIALUntrueLP
CARLA BOZULICHBoyLP
COLD CAVEBlack Boots/Meaningful Life7"
COLD CAVECremations Picture DiscLP
D. CHARLES SPEER & THE HELIXDoubled ExposureLP
DAVID LYNCHThe Big DreamLP
DEAD MOONDead AheadLP
DEAD MOONTrash and BurnLP
DEAFHEAVENDemoLP
DIANE COFFEEMy Friend FishLP
DIIVOshinLP
DINOSAUR JRBugLP
DJ RASHADDouble CupLP
DR. DREThe ChronicLP
DREKKAEkki Gera FikniefnumLP
DRIVE LIKE JEHUs/tLP
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERSEnglish OceansCD
EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROSUp From BelowLP
ELECTRAS/SCOTSMEN/VICTORSThe Best Of The ElectrasLP
ELECTRIC EELSJaguar Ride7"
ELENI MANDELLLet's Fly a KiteLP
ELLIOTT SMITHEither/OrLP
FAMILY CIRCLEs/tLP
FORGETTERSs/tLP
FOUR MINTSGently Down Your StreamLP
FOXYGENWe Are the 21st Century AmbassadorsLP
FU MANCHU(Godzilla's) Eatin' DustLP
GANG OF FOURSolid GoldLP
GARDENS & VILLADunesLP
GOATWorld MusicLP
GUIDED BY VOICESClass Clown Spots a UFOLP
GUIDED BY VOICESMotivational JumpsuitLP
HABIBIs/tLP
HELMHollow Organ12"
HELMSilencer12"
HOLD STEADYStay PositiveLP
IS/ISs/tLP
JASON MOLINALet Me Go, Let Me Go, Let Me GoLP
JOE LIGGINS/ELLIS "SLOW" WALSHGoing Back to New Orleans/New Orleans is My Home7"
JOE MEEKThe Emotional Cosmic & Occult World of Joe MeekLP
JOHN THE CONQUERORThe Good LifeLP
KING KHAN & BBQ SHOWInvisible GirlLP
KYUSS...And the Circus Leaves TownLP
KYUSSBlues For the Red SunLP
LAL WATERSONTeach Me to Be a Summer's Morning: A Portrait of Lal WatersonCD+BOOK
LIARSThey Threw Us in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on TopLP
LIARSThey Were Wrong So We DrownedLP
LINDA PERHACSThe Soul of All Natural ThingsLP
LONNIE HOLLEYJust Before MusicLP
LOOPFade OutLP
LORELLE MEETS THE OBSOLETEChambersLP
LORI GOLDSTONCreekside: Cello SoloLP
LOU REEDTransformerLP
MARISA ANDERSONMercuryLP
MARK McGUIREAlong the WayLP
MENTomorrow's HitsLP
MICHAEL HURLEYIda Con SnockLP
MICHAEL HURLEYLand of LofiLP
MONSTER MAGNETSuperjudgeLP
MUDDY WATERSAt Newport 1960LP
MUDDY WATERSMuddy Waters Sings ''Big Bill''LP
MUSI-O-TUNYAGive Love to Your Children2LP
NENEH CHERRYBlank ProjectLP
NEO BOYSSooner or LaterLP
NO NECK BLUES BANDFuramingo JoseiLP
PARADISE BANGKOKParadise Bangkok: The AlbumLP
PELTEffigy2LP
PEOPLE'S TEMPLEMusical GardenLP
PETER BUCKI Am Back To Blow Your Mind Once AgainLP
PIERCED ARROWSStraight From the HeartLP
PJ HARVEYLet England ShakeLP
POINTED STICKSWhat Do You Want Me To Do?7"
QUILife, Water, Living...CD
QUILife, Water, Living...LP
RAPTUREMirrorLP
RAUMEvent of Your LeavingLP
REAL ESTATEAtlasCD
REPLACEMENTSSorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the TrashCD
RICHARD YOUNGSRegions of the Old School2LP
RIDEGoing Blank AgainLP
ROKKI Want to Live HighLP
RUINED FORTUNEs/tLP
S.E. ROGIEThe Sounds of S.E. RogieLP
SAUNDERS KINGSwingin'/Lazy Woman Blues7"
SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS100 Days, 100 NightsLP
SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGSNaturallyLP
SHARON VAN ETTENBecause I Was In LoveLP
SLEATER-KINNEYDig Me OutLP
SLEEPDopesmokerLP
SONG OF ZARATHUSTRAs/t (Picture Disc)10"
SONICS810"
SPECTRE FOLKMothership7"
SPEEDY ORTIZMajor ArcanaLP
STACKAbove AllLP
STIV BATORS' DEAD BOYSLast Stand 1980 EP7"
STONE JACK JONESAncestorLP
SUFJAN STEVENSAge of AdzLP
SUFJAN STEVENSIllinoisLP
SUFJAN STEVENSMichiganLP
SUFJAN STEVENSSeven SwansLP
SUGARBOYWatch Her, Whip Her/You Call Everybody Sweetheart7"
THOR'S HAMMERIf You Knew: Icelandic Punk & Beat '65-'67LP
THREE MILE PILOTs/tLP
THUNDERTREEs/tLP
TI PARISTi Paris et sa GuitareLP
TYCHOPast Is PrologueLP
UNWOUNDs/t7"
V/A100 MoonsLP
V/AAngola Soundtrack 2LP
V/AAnxious ColorLP
V/ABush Taxi Mali: Field Recordings from MaliLP
V/AEcstasy of Gold Vol. 4LP
V/AJim Jam Gems Vol. 110"
V/AJim Jam Gems Vol. 210"
V/AJim Jam Gems Vol. 310"
V/AJim Jam Gems Vol. 410"
V/AMusic From Saharan Cell Phones 2LP
V/APurple Snow4LP
V/ASix Feet UnderLP
V/ATime Will Make a ChangeLP
V/AWarfaring Strangers: Darkscorch CanticlesLP
VERLAINESJuveniliaLP
VOLCANO CHOIRRepaveCD
VOLCANO CHOIRRepaveLP
WEB OF SUNSETSRoom of MonstersLP
YELLOW OSTRICHCosmosLP