Thursday, June 30, 2011

Item Of The Day: Popcorn Jelly Beans!

Pick up one of these adorable movie-style containers full of yummy buttery popcorny jelly beans! Perfect for gift-giving or keeping for yourself!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Featured Album: Sebadoh's Bakesale

Sebadoh has  been dubbed one of the strongest pillars of underground music during the ’90s—and part of the lo-fi holy trinity that also included Pavement and Guided By Voices. new two-disc vinyl reissue seventeen years after the original album gives loyal fans and new listeners alike the chance to revel in the raw, catchy music and lyrics that are just as accessible and solid today as when the album first came out. 

Who: Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr., Folk Implosion), Eric Gaffney (Sebadoh, Fields of Gaffney), and Jason Loewenstein (Sebadoh, The Fiery Furnaces)

What: Bakesale Vinyl 2-disc reissue

Where: POPshop & Spazz Records!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Music & Shopping Night This Thursday!

Time for our monthly after-hours event! Come join us for music and shopping this Thursday, June 30th from 7-9 p.m.! 

This month's musicians are the Riverwolves & German Error Message (Paul Kintzing). 

For info:

Call 318-557-9435 or come by the POPshop & Spazz Records with any questions. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wacky Vinyl

I am in love with this wackadoodle old Big Band record sleeve. What's up with the grapes with faces?!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Album Review: Mountain Goats All Eternals Deck

"We are young supernovas and the heat's about to break."- Mountain Goats

"It’s about as Death Metal as folk can get..."-

All Eternals Deck is the Mountain Goats' 13th release.

With death metal legend Erik Rutan of Morbid Angel and Hate Eternal on board as producer and Superchunk's drummer Jon Wurster joining in, the band explores new frontiers and creates a unqiue, cohesive album full of energy . 

John Darnielle describes the album as "filled with those moments from which we desperately try to escape: 'Reversals of fortune and faces at the window and sudden unexpected screams of triumph here and there. Possible exits from the long-locked basement. These sorts of moments.'"

In stock on vinyl! Also in stock: Dax Riggs, Of Montreal, 13th Floor Elevators, Nirvana, Lamb of God, & more!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Pre-Loved CD Review: Ozma!

Today's pre-loved CD review features the album Pasadena by the band Ozma. Last spotted in the "O" section of the CD dept. at Spazz Records!

I must say, the from the moment the first track, No One Needs To Know, started, I was a happy listener. Ozma started out as a group of Southern California teenage musicians who had the good fortune of catching the attention of Weezer's Rivers Cuomo and coming on as Weezer's tourmates. Pasadena is the fourth and last release from Ozma, with one breakup and one makeup occurring during the band's career. 

Basics: Well-written, well-played, great harmonizing/drums/lyrics
Who will like Ozma: any fans of Weezer, The Magic Numbers, Nada Surf, and general feel-good smart kid pop

Come come check out our A-Z stock of new and used CDs!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Item of the Day!

Behold, sweet as sugar, pink-o-rama, Cupcake Lip Balm!! 

We've all been there. You want a cupcake (you need a cupcake), but you just don't have room to eat one. So what do you do? That's right, you rub it all over you face, hoping to get some of the taste on your lips. Messy, sad, and wasteful. But if you had some Cupcake Lip Balm, you could get that same sensation without compromising your morals. 

Yes, friends, Cupcake Lip Balm is just what your lips need to be happy. Sure you could slap any old lip balm on for lip protection, but wouldn't you rather have some that tastes like frosting? Yes, we know you would. Cupcake Lip Balm is wonderful. It fills the cracks in our lips and the cracks in our heart (from not having cupcakes all the time). 

Cupcake Lip Balm wants to be your friend too.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Featured Album: The Raveonettes "Raven In The Grave"

The Raveonettes' "Raven In The Grave" is the tenth release from the Danish duo Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo. Personally, I'm usually sold on Danish bands right off the bat, but I'll give you more to work with! 

Raven in the Grave is a short album play-time wise, but packs quality into every track. Psychedelic, goth, and mid-century pop sounds all in one album? Yep! Sharin & Sune do what they do best combining sweet-as-candy pop with moody shoegaze, doing it all with a confident expertise honed through the bands' extensive experience with live shows and studio time. When asked what the Raveonettes sound like, the band replied: "Like nothing else. It’s really a quite hypnotizing wall of sound of the new generation, I think. There’s a lot of distortion and then there’s a lot of sweetness and melody with really good songs and music. It’s that whole tension between…how do you say it? It’s like you have this whole noisy thing going on with the really mellow double vocals on the top. We kind of like the differences in the music."

As one reviewer said, "Life is too short to not love The Raveonettes."

Come grab this album if you like:  Belle & Sebastian, Sonic Youth, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, New Order, Lush, B-52's, Velvet Underground

Also in stock on vinyl: Hunx & His Punx, Green Day, Le Tigre, Dax Riggs, Dr. Dre, & much more!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Pre-Loved CD Review: Onion Flavored Rings!

Time for another featured pre-loved CD in stock currently at POPshop & Spazz Records for the bargain price of $4.99, or as Brad would say, $5 lousy bux!! 

Today's post is on "Two Minutes' Enlightenment" by Onion Flavored Rings. 

In a nutshell: folky, punky, upbeat!

Slightly longer version: No Idea Records' Onion Flavored Rings know how to get your booty up and moving! OFR hails from San Francisco and  features former members of Crimpshrine, Shotwell, Miama, Monsula, and Funyons. Jangly folk-punk and power-pop combine to make a great album that keeps you dancing and singing along through every track. 

Come get yer music on!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Pre-Loved CDs!

Spazz Records isn't just records! We have a rotating stock of hundreds of new and used CDs in genres from punk rock to folk, indie to reggae to local bands. The stock is always changing, and there are some real gems! Most CDs are only $4.99!

One neat CD in stock this week:

Malvina Reynolds was a well-known songwriter and activist for social justice and the environment. On Ear To The Ground, she performs some of her most famous songs  from the 1960s and 1970s. 

For more on Malvina Reynolds, check this neat link

Other fun CD choices include new releases from The Babies and The Go Team, as well as pre-loved good stuff from The Flaming Lips, The Hives, Starlight Mints, and tons more!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Featured Album: R.E.M.'s Collapse Into Now

Check out R.E.M.'s Collapse Into Now! NPR's Robin Hilton called it "the band's most rewarding album in 15 years." The participation of musical heavy hitters like Patti Smith, Eddie Vedder, Peaches, and others can only stand to improve the the album's quality and appeal to new audiences. 

A few reviews are here at NPR and PItchfork. Come visit your local record shop to get your own copy of this R.E.M. release on vinyl! Other new releases in: Green Day, Foo Fighters, Raveonettes, P.J. Harvey, and many more!