Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Featured Album: Men/Talk About Body

In stock on vinyl is the debut record from the electro-wonders MEN. MEN is headed by JD Samson, former member of Le Tigre and DJ extraordinaire. Talk About Body is at once euphoric in sound and quite heavy in content. Listen for the beats, listen for the message, or both! 

From MEN's site: 
"MEN is a Brooklyn-based band and art/performance collective...MEN focus on the energy of live performance and radical potential of dance music. Their music speaks of issues such as wartime economies, sexual compromise, and the demand for liberties through lyrical content and an inventive, high-energy stage show."

If MEN sounds tempting, also come in and check out records by MIA and CSS, both dynamic electronic albums.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sweet & functional!

Fans of classic Russian matryoshka dolls will be pleased to know our selection is growing! Not only do we have adorable Russian dolls stationery, we are expanding our stock to include these great-looking and useful M-Cups! 

Grab the matching measuring spoons while you're here. These make great gifts, especially in our handmade gift bags!

M-Cups will be in stock early September!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Get yer stink on at POPshop!

Happy little incense and burner selection!

While you're here, check out the fantabulously expanded CD selection, as well as our great vinyl!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Vinyl goodness in stock!

"On Dum Dum Girls’ debut, the band channels ’60s girl groups with innocent lyrics about hand-holding and first kisses.

Pretty tunes and melodramatic lyrics like these would normally require a suspension of disbelief when delivered by a group of badass-looking vamps in tight black dresses, but lead singer Dee Dee, aka Kristin Gundred of now-defunct Grand Ole Party, imparts the teenybopper lines with spot-on deadpan. Several of the waltzy tracks on I Will Be could even—coincidentally—pass as contemporary versions of “The Dum Dum Ditty” by the Shangri-Las. So it’s no surprise that the album was produced by Richard Gottehrer, the 
guy behind “My Boyfriend’s Back” and albums from Blondie and the Go-Go’s. But the most unifying element of Dum Dum Girls’ image and sound is the band’s ardently fuzzy lo-fi production. With simple melodies and steady, unadorned drums, the band oscillates between ethereal Beach Boys–like harmonies and the snotty attitude of the Slits—quite a winning combo."


Saturday, August 20, 2011

New Stuff!

Ahhhh-dorable new Bungalow 360 purses, wallets, coin purses and clutches in the shop today!

Sizes range from tiny portable pouches to major stuff-toting bags!

Patterns include deer, fox, bumblebees, owls, and lots of other cuties!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Compact Disco!

A kabillion new CDs in! Well...400 or so! Come check out the expanded collection!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Featured Album! Sonic Youth's Dirty

In stock is one of our favorite albums ever, Sonic Youth's Dirty! What makes this record special is that upon reissue in 2003, it was expanded to include four LP's full of original tracks plus all sorts of bonus songs (unreleased demos, exclusive tracks, etc.). Every record is awesome, cranking out classic SY and throwing in unique extra tracks to keep it interesting.

The music is as powerful as ever, particularly some of the harder to find tracks that have been included! Just as a bonus, the packaging and sleeves are all terrific works of art in their own right.

Check out some of the materials:

In the words of the band themselves..."Now more than ever. Get Dirty. It's yer right."

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Vinyl Tips!

FIND THE RIGHT TURNTABLE — Used record players are a dime a dozen at garage sales and thrift stores, but a 30 year old record player could have many problems. Make sure you get a really good service tech to get it up and playing properly. There are also countless new turntables on the market today.You can buy an amazing new turntable with 21st century technology that will be perfect right out of the box.
SET UP YOUR SYSTEM WITH CARE — Any turntable will need to be properly set-up to get the maximum amount of music out of your record. That means finding someone who knows how to install the needle properly to get the most music out of the grooves. Also, make sure you place your turntable on a rock-solid shelf to keep vibrations away.
LOOK FOR QUALITY VINYL — Thrift shops, garage sales, used record stores and even your uncle’s basement are great places to start your vinyl collection. There are also more new LPs pressed today than anytime since the mid-80s. Specialtystores can advise you on all the great music that’s available on the best quality new vinyl.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR RECORD COLLECTION — Avoid all those ticks and pops by removing the decades of grunge from the grooves with a really good record brush and record cleaning fluids. There are even special record cleaning machines that do all the work for you and will vacuum dry the LP so you can play it immediately. They can be pricey, however. Still, clean records not only sound better, they’re much more valuable.
BRING YOUR RECORDS INTO THE 21st CENTURY — The biggest trend in vinyl right now is taking your records and making them digital. Many newer turntables can connect directly to your computer via USB, and even older, standard turntables can run through a special USB Converter and achieve the same effect. Download some free “ripping” software, like Audacity, and you’re ready to put your record collection right onto your iPod.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


New tees in from Nikki McClure, Sarah Utter, Emily Lerner, and more!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Live Jazz Guitar Now!

Come enjoy the lovely live jazz guitar courtesy of John Farmer at the shop today!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Featured Album! Built To Spill: Keep It Like A Secret

In stock!

Ahhh, what a perfect album to revisit on the warm, crisp sound of vinyl!

 Originally out in February of 1999, Keep It Like A Secret has been re-released in a 2-record format. Check out an interview with the band about the original recording process of the album here. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Item of the Day! Mushroom Key Caps!

Lots of cute key caps in! Mushrooms, cookies, puppies, vampires, and more!