Lunchbox Holiday Hours

12/22 - 11 AM - 9 PM
12/23 - 10 AM - 9 PM
12/24 - 10 AM - 7 PM
12/25 - CLOSED zzzzzzz
12/26 - 11 AM - 9 PM
12/27-12/30 12 PM - 8 PM
12/31 - 12 PM - 7 PM
1/1 - CLOSED

Gift Certificates

Yes, we sell gift certificates for that special someone on your holiday or everyday list. They are available in the store at any amount or you can order them from our webstore in set amounts to be delivered to your door (or to the gift recipient's door).

order here:
Lunchbox Gift Certificates


Big Black Weekend Sale (AKA 6th Anniversary)

Along with all of the super limited Black Friday Record Store Releases we did get we also have this nifty sale going on. Everything is on sale 15% off. Things in the store over a year (little number on price tag ends in "0") are 25% off. Anything older than that (little number ends in "9" or god forbid an "8") is 50% off!!!!

*Due to the limited nature of the Black Friday Releases and some of their very high costs to us, they are not included in this sale. Sorry. The limited releases are first come, first served and many things we got much less than we ordered, and some stuff isn't here yet so I'm still crossing my fingers. 

Oh yeah, I guess this is technically our 6th Anniversary too since we opened on the day after Thanksgiving in 2005. So this is our present to you. We enjoy the present of your presence. And vegan treats too if you have them!

We will open at 10 AM on Friday.

Thanks for a wonderful 6 years - Scott, Lee, & Rob

Black Friday Record Store Day

The same people that brought you Record Store Day the last four Aprils are back this November with a little holiday shopping treat. Record Store Day is gathering up some more super-limited, extra-choice collectible records for release on Black Friday. 

The list below includes just some of the titles being released. Like the regular Record Store Day, there are some stipulations. Because of the insanely limited nature of these releases, we cannot guarantee that we will have stock of every title. We may only get a fraction of what we order or we may not get any copies of some titles at all. Therefore, there will be no pre-orders taken, no holds, and in the sake of fairness, we will limit each customer to one copy of any title and reserve the right to set a limit of the total number of pieces. We want everybody to have a shot at getting some of this good stuff. We ordered a little of everything to try to make everyone happy, but there are some things we surely won't have enough of...

Scheduled (and some already cancelled or delayed) releases:

(these have been delayed for sure: Boris LP, Old Man Gloom LP, Pyramids/Horseback LP, Elf LP, Rainbow LP)

All That Remains/Jamey Jasta "Some of the People" 7" (Edition of 1,000) 

Ryan Adams "Do I Wait" 7" (Edition of 3,000) 

The Back Wash Rhythm Band "The Golden Breed Band" LP (Edition of 1,200 for the US) 

Beastie Boys "Hot Sauce Committee Pt 2 Deluxe Edition" LP (Comes with 60 Page Hard Bound Book, the album in 5.1 Audio on a DVD & Blu Ray, Edition of 5,000) 

The Beatles "Singles Box Set" 4x7" Box Set (Heavy Duty Flip Top Box w RSD 45 Adapter, Poster, Edition of 10,000 for the US) 

Black Face (Chuck Dukowski of Black Flag) "I Want To Kill You" 7" (Edition of 700) 

The Black Keys "Lonely Boy" 12" 

Boris "New Album" LP (Edition of 1,800) 

Brendan Benson "Upstairs at United vol. 1" LP (45rpm, Ordering)

The Byrds "The Times They Are A Changin'" 7" (Edition of 1,200 for the US) 

The Byrds "Eight Miles High" 7" (Edition of 1,200 for the US) 

Syd Barret "Mick Rock: The Photograhy of Syd Barrett" 7"+Book (Yellow Vinyl, Edition of 2,000) 

Chris Cornell "Songbook" 2xLP (Edition of 2,000) 

The Civil Wars "Tracks In The Snow" 10" (Edition of 2,000) 

Cory Chisel "Upstairs at United vol. 2" LP 

Crowded House "Intriguer Live: Start To Finish" 2xCD/DVD (Edition fo 2,000) 

Jimmy Cliff "Sacred Fire" LP (Edition of 5,000) 

John Cale "Extra Playful" CD (Edition of 1,900) (NOT Ordring)

Bob Dylan "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?" 4x7" Box Set (Individually Numbered, w/Dylan Sticker, Edition of 5,000) 

The Doors "LA Woman Singles Box Set" 4x7" Box Set (Edition of 3,000 for the US) 

Dr. Dog "Warrior Man" 7" 

Dream Theater "Metropolis pt Scenes From a Memory" LP (180 Gram, Edition of 3,000) 

Miles Davis "Miles Davis Quintet" 10" (Blue Vinyl, Edition of 1,800 for the US) 

Elf "Self Titled" LP Picture Disc (Individually Numbered, Edition of 2,500) 

Justin Townes Earle "Slippin' And Slidin'" 7" (Edition of 1,000) 

Fear "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" 7" (Edition of 700) 

The Fleshtones "I Can Hide" 7" (Edition of 500) 

The Grateful Dead "Live Europe '72 vol 2" 4xLP (Contains One Bonus Track, Edition of 3,000) 

Warren Haynes "Rivers Gonna Rise" LP (Edition of 1,800) 

Helms Alee "Weatherhead" Cassette (Edition of 60) 

Iron & Wine "Morning Becomes Eclectic" LP+CD (Edition of 3,000) 

Janis Joplin "The Classic LP Collection" 4xLP (180 Gram) 

Janis Joplin "Move Over!" 4x7" Box Set (Edition of 2,000 for the US) 

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings "Soul Time!" LP (Edition of 5,000) 

Kings of Leon "The Early Vinyl" 4xLP Box Set (3 Albums Plus Unreleased Tracks LP, w/poster, Edition of 3,250 for the US) 

John Lennon "Imagine: 40th Anniversary Box Set" LP (Remastered w/6 Track White Vinyl 12", Edition of 5,000 for the US) 

Los Straitjackets "Hark The Herald Angel Sing" 7" (Edition of 500) 

The Lovin' Spoonful "Alley Oop" 7" (Edition of 1,200) 

Nick Lowe "Go Way Hound Dog" 7" (Edition of 500) 

Nick Lowe "Go Way Hound Dog" 10" (78 rpm, Edition of 500) 

Matisyahu "Miracle" 7" (Edition of 1,500) 

The Misfits "The Devils Rain" LP (Lenticular Cover, Edition of 1,500) 

Mr. Gasser And The Weirdos "Hot Rod Hootenanny" LP (Editon of 1,200 for the US) 

Mr Gasser And The Weirdos "Rods N Ratfinks" LP (Edition of 1,200 for the US) 

Mr. Gasser And The Weirdos "Surfink!" LP (Edition of 1,200) 

Nirvana "Nevermind: The Singles" 4x10" Box Set (Individually Numbered, Edition of 5,000) 

Old Man Gloom "Christmas Eve I & II" LP (Edition of 500) 

Phish "Party Time" 2xLP 

Phish "The White Tape" CD 

Pinback "Information Retrieved pt B" 7" (Comes in sealed brown paper bag, Edition of 1,900) 

Pink Floyd "The Wall: Singles" 3x7" Box Set (w/RSD 45 Adapter, Poster, Edition of 7,500 for the US) 

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers "Kiss My Amps Live" LP (Edition of 5,000) 

Pyramids/Horseback "A Throne Without A King" LP+7" (Edition of 500) 

Pyramids/Horseback "A Throne Without A King" Cassette (Edition of 60) 

Rainbow "Long Live Rock N Roll" LP (Individually Numbered, Edition of 2,500) 

Red Hot Chili Peppers "Blood Sugar Sex Magic" 2xLP (Red Vinyl, Edition of 5,170) 

Rolling Stones "No Spare Parts b/w Before They Make Me Run" 7" (Some Girls Outtakes. Limited Edition, Individually Numbered) 

Soundgarden "Live on I-5: Before The Doors" 3x10" (Colored Vinyl, Individiually Numbered, Edition of 4,000) 

Pete Townshed "The Quadrophenia Demos" 10" (Individually Numbered, Edition of 4,000) 

Type O Negative "Self Titled" 6xLP Box Set (All 6 of their albums, Edition of 1,000) 

v/a "Wheedle's Groove: Seattle's Finest in Sould & Funk '65-'79" 10x7" Box Set (Magnetic Flip Top Box, Hand Numbered, MP3 Download, Edition of 2,000) 

Wilco "Speak Into The Rose" 10" 

The Yardbirds "Ha Ha Said The Clown" 7" (Edition of 1,600 for the US) 

The Yardbirds "Ten Little Indians" 7" (Edition of 1,600 for the US) 

Tom Ze " Brazil Classics vol 4" LP (Edition of 500) 

Amazon Vs. Lunchbox

Almost every day people come into the store and I hear them talking about how they'll just go home and get some record on Amazon because they think it's cheaper. Believe it or not, everything IS NOT cheaper on Amazon. They are the Wal-Mart of the internet that has done a good job branding themselves as the cheapest though. If a record in Lunchbox is priced high, it is because of the record label, not us. So today I decided to make a little price comparison chart in a break from Black Friday preparation to demonstrate this. Shop local!

This is all stuff that is on our display wall that I got bored and looked up:

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy LP - amazon - 17.98 Lunchbox = $13.99 (on sale now for $10.99)
Sigur Ros - Inni 3xLP/DVD - amazon $31.76 Lunchbox = $29.99
Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire 2xLP - amazon $20.28 Lunchbox = $19.99
Kurt Vile - So Outta Reach LP - amazon $13.26 Lunchbox = $9.99
Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo LP - amazon $16.99 Lunchbox = $13.99 (on sale for $10.99)
Feist - Metals LP amazon $17.98 Lunchbox = $17.99
Florence + Machine - Ceremonials LP amazon $17.98 Lunchbox = $17.99
War ON Drugs - Slave Ambient LP - amazon $16.98 Lunchbox = $12.99
We Were Promised Jetpacks - In the Pit of the Stomach LP - amazon $16.98 Lunchbox = $12.99
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here LP reissue - amazon $31.33 Lunchbox = $29.99
Bon Iver - Bon Iver 2xLP - amazon $17.41 Lunchbox = $14.99
Void - Sessions 1981-83 - amazon $16.45 Lunchbox = $11.99
Beirut - the Rip Tide LP - amazon $16.98 Lunchbox = $15.99
Panda Bear - Tomboy 4xLP box set - amazon $34.98 Lunchbox = $34.99
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest LP - amazon $16.98 Lunchbox = $12.99 (on sale now for $9.99)
Thee Oh Sees - Carrion Crawler LP amazon $15.11 Lunchbox = $13.99
Toro Y Moi - Freaking Out LP - amazon $10.98 Lunchbox = $9.99
Washed Out - Within Without LP - amazon $16.98 Lunchbox = $14.99
Wolves in the Throne Room - Celestial Lineage 2xLP - amazon $21.52 Lunchbox = $19.99
Wilco - Whole Love 2xLP - amazon $26.88 Lunchbox = $25.99
Russian Circles - Empros 2xLP amazon $19.98 Lunchbox = $17.99
Mastodon - Hunter LP - amazon $27.89 Lunchbox = $22.99
Mogwai - Earth Division EP - amazon $14.60 Lunchbox = $8.99
Bjork - Biophilia 2xLP - amazon $29.42 Lunchbox = $25.99
SBTRKT - SBTRKT LP - amazon $17.98 Lunchbox = $12.99
Com Truise - Galactic Melt 2xLP - amazon $27.98 Lunchbox = $22.99

and some classics:

Explosions in The Sky - Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place 2xLP - amazon $19.01 Lunchbox = $14.99
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea LP - amazon $18.12 Lunchbox = $16.99
Shins - Oh Inverted World LP - amazon $13.99 Lunchbox = $9.99
Smiths - Queen is Dead LP - amazon $26.32 Lunchbox = $22.99
T. Rex - Slider LP - amazon $16.98 Lunchbox = $12.99
Black Keys - Rubber Factory LP - amazon $16.82 Lunchbox = $12.99
Minor Threat - Out of Step LP - amazon $14.78 Lunchbox = $9.99

Vinyl Sale from Matador/4AD/XL !!!!

Thanks to the fine folks at Matador, 4AD, and XL Records we have an awesome vinyl sale for you. 10 of their best selling (and ours too) albums of the year on sale from now until after Christmas. So now is your chance to get that record you wanted, grab a great gift for a loved one, try something new, or start your collection altogether! Our vinyl prices are already the cheapest in town and now these 10 titles are all $3 cheaper!!!!

Titles on sale:

ATLAS SOUND - Parallax LP - sale $11.99   (reg. price $14.99)
DEERHUNTER - Halcyon Digest LP - sale $9.99   (reg. price $12.99)
FUCKED UP - David Comes To Life 2xLP - sale $14.99   (reg. price $17.99)
GIRLS - Father, Son, Holy Ghost 2xLP - sale $14.99   (reg. price $17.99)
HORRORS - Skying 2xLP - sale $14.99   (reg. price $17.99)
STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS - Mirror Traffic 2xLP - sale $12.99   (reg. price $15.99)
ST. VINCENT - Strange Mercy LP - sale $10.99   (reg. price $13.99)
TUNEYARDS - Whokill LP - sale $9.99   (reg. price $12.99)
TYLER THE CREATOR - Goblin 2xLP - sale $12.99   (reg. price $15.99)
KURT VILE - Smoke Rings For My Halo LP - sale $10.99   (reg. price $13.99)

New Releases for November 8, 2011

200 Years - 200 Years CD/LP (Drag City)
New album from this duo comprised of Ben Chasny and Elisa Ambrogio. Sonically, it's basically Ben and Elisa with guitars, Elisa's voice, Ben's guitar alone, the breath of a harmonium, and the faintest strains of piano.

Atlas Sound - Parallax CD/LP (4AD)
Third long player from the ever-expansive solo project from Bradford Cox of Deerhunter. Atlas Sound is not a "side-project," but rather a fully fleshed musical landscape chock-full of pop chronicles culled from sci-fi fever dreams and mid century rock.

The Bees - Every Step’s A Yes CD/2xLP+CD (ATO)
Formerly A Band Of Bees. “Mellow and spaced-out. Paul Butler seems to have internalized the feel of bossa nova and samba. These songs showcase a gentle melodicism as akin to Gilberto Gil as it is to Pink Floyd's ‘Arnold Layne.’ I guess the simplest term for it would be psych-folk.” -- Pitchfork

Disco Inferno - The 5 EPs CD (One Little Indian)
One of the first wave of 'post-rock' acts, Disco Inferno combined avant-garde aesthetics with a basis in solid pop hooks, credibly depicting suburban alienation and national decay through embittered, intelligent lyrics.

DJ Shadow - The Less You Know, The Better 2xLP (Verve)
Recently released on CD -- now available on vinyl. Joshua Paul Davis better known as DJ Shadow is back with a new album.

Dwarr - Starting Over CD/LP (Drag City/Yoga)
“An outsider in an already left-of-center genre, Duane Warr, better known by recording moniker Dwarr, began his journey into the annals of musical obscurity as a factory worker with dreams of making it big in Columbia, SC. His music is an eccentric combination of psychedelic rock and doom metal, drawing from influences like Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, and Pentagram to create an atmospheric and riff-oriented sound that was made all the stranger by occasional bursts of piano and saxophone.” -- All Music

Brian Eno - Panic Of Looking CDEP/12” (Warp)
From the recordings that produced Drums Between The Bells -- Eno’s recent collaboration with British poet Rick Holland -- comes six new tracks that continue the exploration of how lyric and songwriting are perceived in the post-everything era.

Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials 2xLP (Universal Republic)
Recently released on CD -- now available on vinyl. Florence + The Machine’s new album is a rich tapestry that unpicks the conventions of classic pop, shoots them through a black hole and reconstitutes them into a multi-layered, future-primitive stomp.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds CD/CD+DVD/LP (Mercury)
Gallagher's first solo album/project since the 2009 split of multi-platinum band Oasis.

The Hard-Ons With Neil Hamburger - American Exports 7”+MP3 (Alternative Tentacles) 
First-ever US release of sought-after collectable single. Back in 2008, legendary Australian punk group The Hard-Ons teamed up with “America’s Funnyman” Neil Hamburger on reluctant vocals to create an improbable punk rock artifact. Color vinyl with download.

Joker - The Vision CD/LP (4AD)
The British electronica/dubstep wunderkind continues to playfully subvert pop conventions.

Justice - Audio Video Disco 2xLP (Elektra)
Recently released on CD -- now available on vinyl. New club jams from the Ed Banger wonderkids.

King Krule - S/T 12"/CDEP (True Panther)
King Krule's (formerly Zoo Kid) second release brings with it, an expansion of vision, both musically and thematically. The connective tissue between these five tracks is still Marshall’s stark, direct lyrics, but over the span of the self-titled EP, there is an arresting sonic progression, as his songs open up to become a loose knit meditation and renewal of hope in the face of desperation. Shades of The Streets’ plainspoken and observant ramble dance with the heart on sleeve confessions of Billy Bragg. Archy’s influences are a patchwork for his voice to lay in, woven from several generations music as divergent as the 80s romantics, jazz, no wave and dub.

Leviathan - True Traitor, True Whore CD (Profound Lore)
Leviathan is one of the most creative and prolific entities in the black metal genre.

Lissie - Covered In Flowers CD (Fat Possum)
Lissie’s covers album recalls the huskiness of Stevie Nicks and the dreaminess of Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval.

Cass McCombs - Humor Risk CD/LP (Domino)
Humor Risk is perhaps Cass' most upbeat album yet, showing him in a more optimistic mood, and could be seen as the happier, more hopeful sister record to Wit's End.

Noothgrush - Live For Nothing 2xLP (Southern Lord)
Recently released on CD -- now available on vinyl. Noothgrush was well known for their consistently bludgeoning assault, played at slow as boiling tar tempos.

Oneohtrix Point Never - Replicas CD/LP (Software)
Replica is an electronic song cycle based around audio procured from TV ad compilations. These sample-based meditations are as lyrical as they are ecological, featuring re-purposed "ghost vocals" which serve as narration for Lopatin's signature amorphous, ambient passages.

Owen - Ghost Town CD/LP (Polyvinyl)
Latest album from Mike Kinsella aka Owen. Kinsella is best known for his other bands American Football and Cap’n Jazz.

Carlos Paredes - Guitarra Portuguesa [Reissue/ 1967] LP (Drag City)
Carlos Paredes - Movimento Perpétuo [Reissue/1971] LP (Drag City)
Carlos Paredes was one of the greatest Portuguese guitarists, and a symbol of the Portuguese culture -- not simply a great composer, but one of the men behind the worldwide understanding of his instrument and his country. 

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here [Reissue/1975] 2xLP (Capitol)
Features the original remastered album and a disc of additional material. 

Alasdair Roberts & Karine Polwart/Drew Wright - Scottish Split 7” (Twos & Fews)
7” released in tandem with the comp Whaur The Pig Gaed On The Spree. The A-side of the single is Alasdair Roberts' own arrangement and performance (with renowned Scottish singer Karine Polwart) of "Captain Wedderburn's Courtship," a traditional ballad, while the flipside features another young and talented traditionally-minded Scots singer, Drew Wright, who turns in an interpretation of the classic Scots border ballad, "The Dowie Dens O Yarrow."

Royal Trux - Singles Live Unreleased [Reissue/1997] 2xCD3xLP (Drag City)
Royal Trux was a band to which the word "definition" had no meaning. This 32-song bomb was dropped on a highly suspect America back in the early winter of 1997. Collected from 1988 to around the time they were signed to Virgin in 1994, this collection represents a living, breathing entity built of contradictions, rhythm, gleeful exploitation of limitations and clichés, the short con (and when you finally notice, they'd slip into the long one) and above all, total commitment.

Rush - Rush: Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland DVD (Zoe)
The 26-song two-disc set includes the band's performance of the classic Moving Pictures in its entirety. Also available on stand-alone DVD.

Sandwitches - Pearl b/w Benny's Memory Palace 7” (Hardly Art)
Gothic Americana and tender misfit pop. Expect tempered echo chamber delay on one side and then bask in an incredible falsetto lift and drop on the flip.

Ty Segall - Spiders b/w Cherry Red 7” (Drag City)
B-side is a cover of the Groundhogs almighty "Cherry Red."

Thee Oh Sees - Carrion Crawler/The Dream CD/LP (In The Red)
New album captures the riot-sparking energy of their live show. While Castlemania was more of a vocal tirade, Carrion Crawler/The Dream is meant to pummel and throb.

Trash Talk - Awake - 7" (True Panther)
On, Awake, the brand new 7-inch EP for True Panther Sounds, Trash Talk continue to bodily propel their sound down the gnarled, grime-swathed path they’ve hewn for themselves. The aptly named opener “Awake” careens through the gate in a hail of shred. “Slander” squeals, stacks, smashes and releases in one minute flat, while “Blind Evolution” seems epic at over two, progressing from rapid thrash to a grungy, halftime sludge. Then, in comes “Burn Alive,” tailor-made to elicit air punches (be aware of your surroundings when you drop the needle), with its screeched out anti-wisdom: “The good die young, but the great survive.” Finally, “Gimme Shelter” brings things to a punishing, pummeling close and it all happens so quickly, so feverishly that the listener’s left beaten, bruised and ears bleeding with no real sense of what just happened. Which is, of course, how Trash Talk likes it. Forwards ever, backwards never.

TV Casualty - S/T - 7" (Matador)
This is the first recorded document to be released by a collective made up of Brian Sokel (Franklin, AM/FM), Andy Nelson (Ceremony, Paint It Black), Atom Goren (Atom and His Package) & Chris Wilson (Ted Leo & the Pharmacists). Over the past few years the group has played out in and around Philly for different charitable events, assembling as The Ramones (with Rodney Anonymous), Black Flag (with Dan Yemin) and Minor Threat (with Mike McKee). Here, Ted Leo joins the band as Glen Danzig, in what else but their take on The Misfits.

Laura Viers - Tumble Bee: Sings Folk Songs For Children CD/LP (Raven Marching Band)
Collection of folk songs for children covers a wide range of American folk songs, from early 20th century work songs to the ballads of Jimmie Rodgers, Woody Guthrie, Peggy Seeger and Harry Belafonte.

Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo [Deluxe Edition] 2xCD (Matador)
Deluxe expanded edition includes a bonus disc featuring the new 6-track So Outta Reach EP.

Kurt Vile - So Outta Reach 12” (Matador)
New 6-track EP companion to Smoke Ring For My Halo.

Wounded Lion - IVXLCDM CD/LP+MP3 (In The Red)
Second full-length from L.A. art-punk band, now with Lars Finberg (Intelligence, A-Frames). 

Zun Zun Egui - Katang CD/LP (Bella Union)
“ZZE's thing, in tracks such as ‘Katang’ and ‘Cowboy,’ is lumpy but nimble punk-funk, with African stylings leavening the Magic Band flavour: strident guitars colliding with the muscular spring of Juju music, and polyglot vocals.” -- The Independent

Various Artists - Whaur The Pig Gaed On The Spree: Scottish Recordings By Alan Lomax 1951-'57 LP (Twos & Fews)
Whaur The Pig Gaed On The Spree commemorates the 60th anniversary of Alan Lomax's first Scottish recordings and acknowledges their profound effect on Scotland's Folk revival with one of its most gifted heirs at the wheel: Drag City artist Alasdair Roberts. Curated by Roberts and produced in collaboration with the Alan Lomax Archive's Global Jukebox label, the record is a startlingly diverse portrait of Lowland traditional music and song: from gentle to rumbustious, hilarious to heartbreaking.

DVDs + Blu-ray:

Rush - Rush: Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland DVD (Zoe)
An evening with Rush performing their classic hits and features the legendary Moving Pictures album, performed live in its entirety. 151 minutes. Blu-ray version due December 20.

also in stock now:

Banner Pilot - Heart Beats Pacific-LP/CD
BARRERACUDAS - Nocturnal Missions - LP
Big Business - Quadruple Single-LP
Braveyoung & the Body - Nothing Passes - CD
Das Racist - Relax- LP
DEAD TO ME - Moscow Penny- CD/LP
Echo & The Bunnymen- Ocean Rain-LP reissue
Echo & The Bunnymen- Porcupine- LP reissue
Far Out Fangtooth-Pure & Disinterested-LP
FEEDERZ - Ever Fell Like Killing Your Boss- LP reissue
FEEDERZ - Vandalism- LP reissue
Colleen Green - Cujo - LP
Blind Willie Johnson - Dark Was The Night - LP 
Jolts - 8% - LP
KASHMERE STAGE BAND - Texas Thunder - 3xLP reissued with more tracks
KITCHEN'S FLOOR- Look Forward To Nothing LP
KUEDO - Severant-LP/CD
Alexi Murdoch-Towards-LP
PORTAL - Swarth-2xLP
Satanizd-Technical Virginity-LP
Spits - S/t (5th album) - LP/CD
Television Personalities - Painted Word - LP reissue
Television Personalities - They Could Have Been - LP reissue
Three Mile Pilot - Chief Assassin to the Sinister - LP reissue of 2nd album (members of Pinback and Black Heart Procession)
Three Mile Pilot - Na Vucca Do Lupu - LP reissue of 1st album (members of Pinback and Black Heart Procession)

Girls Across America - Live From Nashville

Flash back a week to when we said that Girls were going to play a free, all ages concert this Friday at Grimey’sdown in Nashville. Remember that? Good. Now, fasten your socks lest they be knocked off.

To celebrate today’s release of the freshly BNM’d Father, Son, Holy Ghost – and pay homage to the hundreds of indie record stores who have it on sale – we’re going to be live webcasting Friday’s Nashville concert from Grimey’s across the websites, blogs and Facebooks of participating independent record stores across the nation. It’s the first ever NATIONWIDE in-store performance. GIRLS ACROSS AMERICA!

So this Friday 9/16 at 6pm EST make sure to tune in to your favorite record store’s website, blog or Facebook to watch the performance Live From Nashville.

……aaaand there’s more: As another nod to indie record stores, Girls will create a limited edition vinyl release exclusive to stores participating in this live streaming event, to be made available later this year.

Check out participating stores HERE and LONG LIVE INDIE RETAIL!

4th ANNUAL 33 1/3 SALE SEPT 10-11th!!

The updates have been a little infrequent lately, but you can keep up to date with all of our new stock, both new and used, by checking our Facebook page. It's easier to update and you get instant satisfaction. We're hopefully planning some big things and lately have been buying more records than we can put out, so come by and say hello.

Anyway, now to the more important stuff...the return of the 33 1/3 sale!

This weekend marks the return of the now 4th annual 33 1/3 sale. Originally started on my 33 1/3 birthday (4 months after my real birthday), but no one really seemed to understand the relation and kept wishing me happy birthday all day. So now it has become more than that and an annual sale to show you my love. We need to clear things out and you need cheap records, what a great trade! Tell all of your friends because this is short notice and if you snooze that's too bad. We don't do many sales anyway, but we appreciate your business and want to show you with this awesome sale. This year we decided to make the sale even better by making it Saturday and Sunday. That way even if you go to Hopscotch Fest you can still check out the sale on Sunday!

- LPs, CDs, DVDs, 7"s, 10"s, books, stickers, patches, everything! Saturday & Sunday ONLY!

IN ADDITION ALL USED LPs, CDs, & DVDs ARE BUY 2 GET 1 FREE! - This is combined with the 20% off, which basically amounts to buy one get one free (or a combined 47% off of all used if you want to get exact). Hopefully that makes sense. It's a lot easier for us to ring it up that way.

New Releases July 19th

New stuff coming out the week of July 19th or recently or recent restocks - you get the idea:

311 - Universal Pulse - LP -
Agents of Abhorrence/Extortion - Split - 7inch - reissued
Alasdair Roberts - Dighty Burn - 7inch - w/ DVD
Alkaline Trio - Damnesia - LP - vinyl of new acoustic album
Ariel Pink - Worn Copy - LP - reissue
Avichi - Devil's Fractal - CD -
Babe Rainbow - Endless Path - LP -
Beirut - Gulag Orkestra - LP - back in stock
Black Swans/Ed Askew - split - 7inch -
Bloodloss - Lost My Head For Drink - LP - reissue
Bobb Trimble - Crippled Dog Band - LP - reissue
Borden, Ferraro, Godin, Halo & Lopatin - Frkwys Vol. 7 - LP -
Brian Eno - Drums Between - CD -
Brian Eno - Drums Between - LP -
Brilliant Colors - Again & Again - CD - vinyl out in a couple weeks
CHLLNGR - Haven - LP -
Carol Kleyn - Love Has Made Me Stronger - LP -
Chris Forster - Family Trees - CD - M. Ward bandmember - produced by M. Ward featuring M. Ward
City of Ships - Minor World - CD -
Clap - Have You Reached Yet? - LP - reissue
Coldplay - Every Teardrop... - 7inch - new import 7"
Com Truise - Galactic Melt - LP -
Crisis of Conformity - Fist fight - 7inch - joke band from SNL skit w/Dave Grohl turns real!
Crystal Antlers - Two-Way Mirror - CD - new album by Atlanta band
Crystal Antlers - Two-Way Mirror - LP - new album by Atlanta band
Cyborg - S/T - 7inch - members of Weekend Nachos
Dead Kennedys - Nazi Punks F-ck Off - 7inch - back in stock
EDM (Early Day Miners) - Night People - CD -
EDM (Early Day Miners) - Night People - LP -
Early Graves - Goner - LP -
Eddie Vedder - Ukulele Songs - LP -
Eric Copeland - Whorehouse Blues - 7inch -
Eternal Tapestry & Sun Araw - Night Gallery - CD -
Eternal Tapestry & Sun Araw - Night Gallery - LP -
Extortion - Sick - LP -
Eyehategod - Take As Needed For Pain - LP - repressed
Face To Face - Laugh Now - LP - now on vinyl
Floating Action - Desert Etiquette - CD - Asheville band newest CD - finally out!
Ford & Lopatin - Channel Pressue - LP -
Future Islands - Before the Bridge - 7inch - new single
GG King - Esoteric Love - LP - Carbonas dude- back in stock
Gold Bears - Are You Falling In Love? - CD -
Gold Bears - Are You Falling In Love? - LP -
Grandaddy - Sophtware Slump - LP - reissue
Grandaddy - Sumday - LP - reissue
Grandaddy - Under the Western.... - LP - reissue
Guitar Wolf - Spacebattleshiplove - LP -
Holy Ghost - S/T - LP - 2xLP now out on vinyl
Hussy - Cement Tomb Mind Control - LP -
Incubus - If not Now When - LP -
Jim O'Rourke & Christoph Heemann - Plastic Palace People - CD -
Joanna Newsom - What We Have Known - LP - new one-sided 12"
Junior Kimbrough - Do The Rump - LP - reissue
Kyuss - Welcome To Sky Ranch - LP - reissue
Kyuss - Wretch - LP - reissue
Lost Sounds - Blac Static - CD - reissue of Jay Reatard band
Lost Sounds - Blac Static - LP - reissue of Jay Reatard band
Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music - LP - 2xLP deluxe reissue. You like NNNNNOOOOOOIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEE?
Milk Maid - Yucca - CD -
Milk Maid - Yucca - LP -
Milk Music - Beyond Living - LP -
Misantropic - Insomnia - LP -
Mooney Suzuki - People Get Ready - LP - repressed
No Comment - Downside - 7inch - reissue
Obliteration - Nekropsalms - LP -
Oren Ambarchi & Jim O'Rourke - Indeed - LP -
PG. 99 - Document 8 - LP - repressed
Pearl Jam - Vs/Vitalogy/Live Box - LP -
Pictureplane - Physical - CD -
Portugal The Man - Church Mouth - LP - reissue
Portugal The Man - In The Mountain... - LP - reissue
Portugal The Man - It's Complicated - LP - reissue
Portugal The Man - Waiter You Volture - LP - reissue
Prurient - Bermuda Drain - LP -
Puerto Rico Flowers - 7 - LP - new album by Clockcleaner guy
Ramones - Leave Home - LP - 180 gram reissue
Ramones - Road To Ruin - LP - 180 gram reissue
Ramones - Rocket To Russia - LP - 180 gram reissue
Ramones - S/T - LP - 180 gram reissue
Singer - Mindreading - LP -
Slum Village - Fantastic Vol.1 - LP - reissue on vinyl!
Sole & Skyrider Band - Hello Cruel World - CD -
Spazz/Brutal Truth - split - 7inch - reissued
Spindrift - Classic Soundtracks - LP - now on vinyl
Steve Earle - I'll Never Get... - LP - now on vinyl
T. Rex - Zip Gun - CD - reissue
T. Rex - Zip Gun - LP - reissue
Telescopes - Taste - LP - reissue
They Might Be Giants - Join Us - CD -
Toubab Krewe - TK2 - CD - Asheville folks new album
Tyler Jon Tyler - s/t - LP -
VA - This is Berkley Not West Bay - 7inch - reissue of classic 7" w/ AFI, Dead & Gone, Screw 32, etc
Wax Museums - Eye Times - LP -
Wilco - I Might/I Love My Label - 7inch - new 7" by everyone's favorite Chicago band
Woods - Find Them Empty - 7inch - new single

Dexter Romweber In-Store July 27th!

Dexter Romweber will be playing an in-store appearance at Lunchbox on Wednesday, July 27th at 6:00 PM. He'll also be playing that night at Snug Harbor with The Lesser Pauls & Erika Blatnik.

Brace yourself: IS THAT YOU IN THE BLUE?,
the ferocious brand new record from
the incomparable DEX ROMWEBER DUO
will be taking off JULY 26th on CD & LP!

After their mighty 2009 Bloodshot debut, Ruins of Berlin,
siblings Dex & Sara Romweber are back with a brand-new
set of smokin'-hot interstellar songs on
Is that You in the Blue?

Running the gamut from the four-to-the-floor
pure garage rock fury of "Jungle Drums", to the swaying
samba-gone-exotica of "Brazil," Is That You In The Blue?
reiterates, yet again, why no less than JACK WHITE
called DEX ROMWEBER "one of the best kept secrets in
the rock n' roll underground!"

A Video About the Shop

A short little film a customer made about the store a while ago (at least a year) that was just sent to me. Thanks to Nicole! Apologies for any formatting problems. This is the first thing I've ever uploaded to Youtube!


Foo Fighters presale tickets

Foo Fighters are playing Charlotte on 11/8 with Social Distortion. Presale tickets are available now until 10PM 7/14.

Buy tickets here. Password is: ROCK

We'll be giving away some tickets to the show later on as well. And be sure to drop buy and buy the new CD or LP "Wasting Light" and the "Back & Forth" DVD!

Jeff the Brotherhood Giveaway

We have a signed copy of the new JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD LP to give away to one of you lucky folks!!! Just come in and enter


ALL USED CDs & DVDs BUY 2 GET 1 FREE for the rest of June!

SImple enough, right? Items are grouped in order of price, every third one is free. So if you bought stuff that was $10, $10, $10, $5, $4, $1 - the $10 one and $1 one would be free. Hope that makes things clearer and sin't confusing.

Buy Early Get Now - Fucked Up - David Comes To Life

Pre-order the new FUCKED UP 2xLP and get to listen NOW and get the LP and poster and 4 exclusive 7" singles - only available with this pre-order!!!!


Log in is mandatory at After logging in they get:

- MP3s of the 5 non-album, character introduction songs immediately upon login

- download of the album May 10-13th broken into 4 parts

- album (2xLP or CD), poster and MP3s of record store day David's Town album on street date (visit store to pick up album and log in again to website for David's Town mp3s) June 7th

- four 7"es including 8 non-album, character introduction songs (visit store a second time to pick up) June 28th

Cost to you:

CD + 4x7"es: $31.99

2xLP + 4x7"es: $39.99

The Story:

Fucked Up have the most perfect name for any band in rock history. In two words it bluntly states the truth that lies at the heart of the white noise maelstrom - things are different from what you expect.

Right from the start this Toronto band has been pushing musical and conceptual boundaries. Forming ostensibly as a punk band, they swiftly took on hardcore and twisted it into their own version, with a psychedelic edge, unexpected instrumentation like flute and keyboards, and songs stretched to perverse lengths.
They initially released a series of impossible to find 7” singles, all with related artwork that sometimes landed them in trouble, and sometimes looked like they came from the late 60s, when minds were melting with possibilities. There were also albums that continued this theme, each one more bold and adventurous.

Meanwhile, the band’s gigs took on legendary status. Frontman Damian Abraham's nude stage dives and blood-strewn face were becoming a lunatic motif for a take on the hardcore genre that constantly upended assumptions: lyrics about plants and rebirth, moneys to charities for battered women. All the time, there was a sense of a narrative, and even in their loudest moments there was a deep intelligence to their music.

The narrative itself has come to full fruition on their new album, the 78-minute
David Comes To Life rock opera, an album set to a play.

In the punk wars the rock opera was held up as the ultimate example of decadent capitalist-pig rock, the kind of opulent, navel-gazing fodder of faded rock dictators clinging onto power by their filthy fingernails and their tediously long records. It breaks the strict rules of punk and is precisely the reason why Fucked Up have presented this mammoth work.

Their whole history has been mashing ferocious but highly thought-out music with brilliant concepts and Situationist philosophy. They have now made their ultimate statement, tying up all the loose ends and question marks in this sprawling, yet consistently brilliant album.

In anyone else’s hands, David Comes To Life might be a disaster, but Fucked Up are in a different lineage – the concept album, after all, was invented by the Kinks or the Pretty Things and even the Who’s huffing-and-puffing Tommy and Hawkwind’s Space Ritual. You could even include some of the Crass albums as concept albums if you really thought about it – darkly powerful works that let you enter a parallel universe.

Though no less monumental, it is far more melodic than their breakthrough The Chemistry of Common Life. There are more female vocals, which work in perfect contrast to Abraham's highly effective wounded bull growl. The band sound tighter and with more space for the flourishes and imaginative songwriting that entwine their love of fey British indie pop with heavy riffing, and some genuinely twisted turns. Perhaps most grippingly, the triple-guitar interplay between Mike Haliechuk, Josh Zucker and Ben Cook has risen to symphonic levels. They channel musicians from Angus Young, Pete Townshend and Liam Gallagher to Bob Stinson and Lyle Preslar with ease and grace.

The result is better than Sham's That's Life, less desperate than SF Sorrow, a finer cultural self reference than Arthur and Village Green, a better tribute to plants than Dopesmoker, and more a unmixable album than Loveless. But you can hear all these musical touchstones in David's multi-layered melodic filigree.

New Releases April 26th

Here's the new releases for the last couple of weeks:

  • About Group - Start and Complete - CD -
  • About Group - Start and Complete - LP -
  • Agoraphobic Nosebleed - On + On - CD -
  • An Horse - Walls - CD -
  • An Horse - Walls - LP -
  • Atmosphere - Family Sign - CD -
  • Atmosphere - Family Sign - LP -
  • Autechre - EPs 1991-2002 - CD - 5xCD box set
  • Bad Brains - God Of Love - LP -
  • Big Pauper - Beyond My Means - LP -
  • Black Mountain - Rollercoaster - 7inch -
  • Bootsy Collins - Tha Funk - CD -
  • Bouncing Souls - Live at Generation Records - LP -
  • Cass McCombs - Wit's End - cassette
  • Cass McCombs - Wit's End - CD -
  • Cass McCombs - Wit's End - LP -
  • Chatham County Line - IV - LP - now on vinyl
  • David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights - Left By Soul - CD -
  • Dennis Coffey - S/T - LP -
  • Des Ark - Don't Rock the Boat - Sink the F+cker - CD -
  • Des Ark - Don't Rock the Boat - Sink the F+cker - LP -
  • Donkeys - Born With Stripes - CD -
  • Donkeys - Born With Stripes - LP -
  • Echocentrics - Sunshadows - LP -
  • Explosions In The Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care - CD - new album - packaging is over the top
  • Explosions In The Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care - LP - new album - packaging is over the top
  • Fake Problems / Gaslight Anthem - Songs For Teenagers - 7inch -
  • Figurines - S/T - LP -
  • Flaming Lips - Heady Nuggs - LP - 5xLP box set
  • Freddie T. & the People - People In - LP - Fred Erskine (June of 44, Hoover, Abilene) plays no-wave funk ala early !!! meets go-go
  • Fresh & Onlys - Secret Walls - CD -
  • Fresh & Onlys - Secret Walls - LP -
  • Funkadelic - Let's Take It To The Stage - LP - reissue
  • Funkadelic - Tales of Kidd Funkadelic - LP - reissue
  • GG King - Esoteric Lore - LP - Greg King of Carbonas solo LP
  • Generifus - In My Cave - 7inch -
  • Globes - Future Self - CD -
  • Globes - Future Self - LP -
  • Green Day - Awesome as F+ck - LP -
  • James Blake - S/T - LP -
  • Joe Lally - Why Should I Get Used to It - CD -
  • Joe Lally - Why Should I Get Used to It - LP -
  • Just Ice - Masterpiece - CD - reissue of hip-hop classic
  • Kort - Invariable Heartache - CD - Kurt Wagner of Lambchop - Lp delayed
  • Matthew Robert Cooper - Some Days Are Better Than Others - CD - Eluvium guy does a soundtrack to a movie you'll probably never see
  • Matthew Robert Cooper - Some Days Are Better Than Others - LP - Eluvium guy does a soundtrack to a movie you'll probably never see
  • Mono/poly - Manifestations - LP -
  • Mount Moriah - S/T - CD -
  • Nickel Creek - S/T - LP -
  • Nickel Creek - This Side - LP -
  • Nickel Creek - Why Should the Fire Die? - LP -
  • Nine 11 Thesaurus - Ground Zero Generals - CD -
  • Nomeansno - Wrong - LP - reissue
  • O'Death - Outside - CD -
  • O'Death - Outside - LP -
  • Of Montreal - Controllersphere - CD - new EP
  • Of Montreal - Controllersphere - LP - new EP
  • Pat Jordache - Future Songs - CD -
  • Pat Jordache - Future Songs - LP -
  • Pearl Jam - Vitalogy - LP - reissue
  • Pearl Jam - Vs. - LP - reissue
  • Planet Patrol - S/T - CD - reissue of soul/electro classic
  • Poly Styrene - Generation Indigo - CD - solo album from X-Ray Spex singer
  • Poly Styrene - Generation Indigo - LP - solo album from X-Ray Spex singer
  • Prefuse 73 - Only She Chapters - CD -
  • Prefuse 73 - Only She Chapters - LP -
  • Pygmy Lush - Cold World - 7inch -
  • Pygmy Lush - Old Friends - CD -
  • Pygmy Lush - Old Friends - LP -
  • Religious Knives - Smokescreen - CD -
  • Religious Knives - Smokescreen - LP -
  • Rise Against / Face To Face - Split - 7inch -
  • Ryan Dinosaur - demo cassette - Ryan of Bukkake Boys and GG King of Carbonas / GG King
  • Shinji Masuko - Woven Music - LP - member of DMBQ/Boredoms
  • Sleigh Bells - Treats - LP - back in print and NOT a picture disc!
  • Sonny & the Sunsets - Hit After Hit - CD -
  • Sonny & the Sunsets - Hit After Hit - LP -
  • Steve Earle - I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive - CD - LP out 5/10
  • Swingin Utters - Here Under Protest - CD - Lp in next week
  • Sych - Lunar Roulette - LP - avant jazz quartet of Wally Shoup, C. Spencer Yeh (BURNING STAR CORE), Chris Corsano (RANGDA, BJORK, JANDEK, SIR RICHARD BISHOP, SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE), & Bill Horist (BILL FRISELL, EUGENE CHADBOURNE)
  • T. Rex - Tanx - CD - reissue
  • T. Rex - Tanx - LP - reissue
  • T. Rex - Zinc Alloy - CD - reissue
  • T. Rex - Zinc Alloy - LP - reissue
  • Teengenerate - Smash Hits - LP - back in print
  • Thao & Mirah - S/T - CD - two great tastes combined
  • Thao & Mirah - S/T - LP - two great tastes combined
  • Times New Viking - Dancer Enquired - CD -
  • Times New Viking - Dancer Enquired - LP -
  • Tindersticks - Claire Denis Film Scores 1996-2009 - CD - 5xCD box set - LP set delayed
  • VA- - Atlanta Demos - cassette - w/Carbonas, Cold Stare, Die Ficken, Despot Hut
  • X-Ray Eyeballs - Not Nothing - CD -
  • X-Ray Eyeballs - Not Nothing - LP -

A Few More RSD Notes

Just a few short things that I forgot in the last post:

THE SALE IS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, but if you want Record Store Day titles it's best to show up Saturday since many things will sell out then. I'll try to post a list of what's left on our Facebook page Sunday.

Also, we will stay open a little later Saturday and Sunday we will be open 12pm-7pm and perhaps a little later if it stays busy.

Lastly, here is a list of RSD items and what we have received. Everything we have copies of is marked with an X. We have copies of most everything you could want except I guess we need to kiss up to Jack White some more since we got dissed :P

And a few other things we got zeroed on, but overall I'm really happy with our fill - it's better than any other year. We didn't get a ton of anything, so get here early and good luck!

click here for the list.