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!