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New Release: Interpol, ‘Marauder’

Interpol’s debut album, Turn On the Bright Lights, is one of those mysteriously great albums that landed in precisely the right place at the right time: early-2000s New York City.

Rock was on the ascent. The band had been gigging and amassing hype since 1997. CBGB was still a club and not yet a branding exercise appropriated by Target. The city was affordable for bands: Hypergentrification had not yet rendered Manhattan a playground for bankers and real estate vultures.

And then the towers fell. Recorded just two months after the World Trade Center attacks—and released in 2002—Bright Lights’ moody urgency immediately caught the ear of critics eager for a new rock authenticity in the age of turgid nü-metal. “I felt a magic when we were writing the record,” frontman Paul Banks says. “Whatever that thing is, I think we had it.”

That magic resided somewhere between Banks’s melancholy baritone and the band’s knack for swooning post-punk hooks, and it helped make Interpol into dapper-dressed icons of the city’s post-9/11 rock rebirth. Turn On the Bright Lights became a critical touchstone, and Interpol an influence on bands like the Killers and the xx.

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the developing book nook ..

We have been busy getting some new space ready for books, holding our sci-fi and YA titles right now.. here is a sneak peak


New Release: Nine Inch Nails, ‘Bad Witch’

Coming from one of the ’90s most notorious perfectionists, this music has a startling roughness. Breakbeats enter and cut abruptly. Rattles and buzzes predominate. Melodic motifs recur like the whole thing’s being hammered out as the tape rolls. Reznor, who recently turned 53, sounds like he’s driven by new energy, taking pleasure in embracing unfamiliar or long-abandoned textures. Both the brevity and raggedness work in his favor, evoking in spirit if not sound the recent political records by PJ Harvey. If her artistic ideal involved allowing listeners to literally gaze upon her creative processBad Witch attempts to provide a similar portrait of the artist. It feels proudly like a work in progress. Read more at https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/nine-inch-nails-bad-witch/


New Release: Florence and the Machine, ‘High As Hope’

“In this album, unlike her previous ones, 31-year old Welch looks back on her party days, having come out the other side: older, calmer, and (somewhat) at peace with herself. Consequently, the album’s sound is stripped back – often down to just vocals, a few piano chords, and some percussion – while the lyrics are Welch’s most open and revealing so far. We’ve taken a look at the biggest talking points from ‘High As Hope.’
Read more at http://www.nme.com/blogs/all-the-big-talking-points-from-florence-the-machines-new-album-2347391#erKJgy2sYwB3jq4B.99


the store (mono version)


Father’s Day Shipment is IN!

Genre Artist Album Price
Pop Chvvrches Love is Dead (Indie Exclusive) $23.99
Soul Franklin, Aretha Queen of Soul $23.99
Rock Lamontagne, Ray Part Of The Light (New Release: May 18, 2018) $31.99
Electronic Matt and Kim Almost Everyday $22.99
Jazz Sinatra, Frank The Jazz Crooner $24.99
Metal Slayer Seasons in the Abyss (Advisory) $29.99
Metal Slayer South Of Heaven $29.99
Rock Small Faces S/T (180 gr, sealed) $29.99
Rock Steely Dan Aja $39.99
Rock Steely Dan Guacho $27.99
Rock Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots New release May 25, 2018 $24.99
Rock Waits, Tom Small Change (New reissue June 8 2018) $34.99
Rock Beastie Boys Check Your Head (2LP/180 gr gatefold) $34.99
Rock Fleetwood Mac Rumours (repress) $35.99
Metal Iron Maiden Number of the Beast $26.99
Metal Iron Maiden Powerslave $31.99
Rock Led Zeppelin I (180 gr, Deluxe 3-LP Set) $89.99
Metal Slayer Reign In Blood (Advisory) $29.99
Rock Tragically Hip, The Fully Completely (180gr/poster/download) $29.99

This came in the other day…


new vinyl in store now

Here is a few of the new items in the store and online right now. Lots of both new and used vinyl in stock; see our live inventory listings for more

Modest Mouse, Good News For People Who Love Bad News (2004, New)
in stock  | YouTube | review
Tool, Lateralus (Limited Edition Picture Disc, 2001, New)
in stock | YouTube | review
Brian Jonestown Massacre, Something Else (2018, New)
in stock  | YouTube | review
Napalm Death, Order Of The Leech, (2002, New)
in stock | YouTube | review



New Hours at MPRB – come browse after dinner Friday and Saturday evenings!

New store hours are in effect now. Tuesday’s are back – starting today- so come on in and say hello.

We’re also adding evenings to our roster starting with Friday and Saturday nights.

New Hours:
Monday – closed
Tuesday – 10:00-6:00
Wednesday – 10:00-6:00
Thursday – 10:00-6:00
Friday – 10:00-9:00
Saturday – 10:00-9:00
Sunday – 10:00-4:00


New Vinyl in this Week

Here is a few of the new items in the store and online right now. Lots of both new and used vinyl in stock; see our live inventory listings for more

King Krule, The OOZ (2017, New)
in stock  | YouTube | review
Jonny Greenwood, Bodysong (2018, New)
in stock | YouTube | review
Parquet Courts, Wide Awake (2018, New)
in stock  | YouTube | review
The Cult, Sonic Temple (1989, New Reissue)
in stock | YouTube | review