Retail Newsletter 12/12/11

Howler On Celluloid And Then In New York City
Howler’s debut album America Give Up is coming your way on January 17. But today Rolling Stone premiered the first music video from that album. Watch “Back Of Your Neck” HERE.
But that’s not all. This afternoon we will be announcing a very special Howler NYC residency to the world. But since you guys are so rad, we’ll tell you first.
Jan 17 – Other Music Instore
Jan 18 – Pianos
Jan 19 – Death By Audio
Jan 20 – Cameo Gallery
Jan 21 – Pianos

Fucked Up Made The Best Album Of The Year*
*According to Spin.
Of course we’ve got tons of other year end accolades – more on that later. But Spin saying your album is the best deserves at least a little extra love. So next time you so those Canadians, make sure you say congrats. Oh hey by the way, not only is David Comes To Life Spin’s best album of 2011, but those homies are on the freaking cover of the freaking magazine. Coming to a newsstand near you.

Who’s Psyched For This Mark Lanegan Album?
I am. We are. A lot of people everywhere are. I mean, after Queens Of The Stone Age let their 1.4 million friends in on the secret via Facebook, the word is now unquestionably out. Please stop doing whatever you are doing and listen to the album’s first MP3 “The Gravedigger’s Song.”

Last Week We Were All Cagey And Talked About A New Perfume Genius Album Coming Soon But Didn’t Tell You Any Details And You Were Probably Left Wanting More Information, Right?
Well I could tell you that it’s called Put Your Back N 2 It or I could tell you it’s out February 21 or I could send you a link to the album’s first MP3, “All Waters.” But I’d rather you just read all about it. Seriously. Go. Now.

We’ve Got Some New Wall Art Around Here!
Congrats are in order for Interpol and Vampire Weekend whose Turn On The Bright Lights and Contra, respectively, have been recently certified GOLD!

Just Over The Horizon
Remember the Girls heart-shaped Lawrence 7″ and the Joker Visions instrumental 12″ you keep asking Dave and Helen about? Well they will be arriving imminently.

The Year The Year Will End.
There are so many lists and so many of our releases have made so many of those lists. So rather than write a big paragraph, hyperlinking each one and really just confusing the hell out of everything, here’s a list of them.

Alela Diane

#6 Magnet’s indie-roots releases of the year

Atlas Sound

#10 Editor’s picks, Best Alternative and Indie Rock albums

#35 Stereogum top 50

Friendly Fires

#72 editor’s pick

Fucked Up

#1 Spin Album Of The Year

#2 The Onion AV Club

#4 Stereogum


#5 Chicago Tribune (syndicated)

#6 Jim DeRogotis/WBEZ

#7 Impose

#22 Decibel

Magnet Top 20

Under The Radar Top 80

NPR top 50

Gang Gang Dance

#6 Stereogum top 50

#9 New York Magazine (top 10)

#15 Impose (top 25)

Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX

#6 Filter Samantha Field staff list (top 10)

#19 MTV News

The Horrors

#1 A Heart Is A Spade top 10 albums of the year

#4 Filter Alan Miller staff list (top 10)

#5 Mtv News

Jamie XX

#60 Popmatters “Far Nearer” 75 best songs

Jeffrey Lewis

#25 outstanding albums you may have missed

Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks

#20 Magnet

#27 Jim DeRogatis/WBEZ

#39 Rolling Stone

Under The Radar Top 80


#3 Filter staff list Alyssa Jones (top 10)

#33 Stereogum top 50

Stereogum included in top 50 best new bands

St. Vincent

#1 One Thirty BPM  Album of the Year

#4 Cornell Daily Sun top 10 albums of the year

#8 Onion AV Club (top 10) albums of the year

#11 Paste’s top 50 albums of the year

#25 editor’s pick

#26 in Rolling Stone’s best of the year

#28 in American Songwriter’s top 50 list

#32 Stereogum top 50


#1 BU Quad

#1 Editor’s picks, Best Alternative and Indie Rock albums

#2 Cornell Daily Sun top 10 albums of the year

#3 Popmatters best albums of the year

#4 Paste’s top 50 albums of the year

#5 editors Best Alternative and Indie Rock  Songs

#5 NPR/Bob Boilen’s top 11 albums

#7 New York Magazine (top ten albums)

#8 Jim DeRogotis/WBEZ top 40 albums

#9 editor’s pick

#10 Filter Jose Vargas staff list (top 10)

#13 Rolling Stone’s albums of the year

#46 Stereogum top 50

Tyler, The Creator

#95 editor’s pick

Kurt Vile

#3 Filter

#4 Spin

#17 Editor’s Pick

#25 The Guardian

#34 Stereogum

#44 Paste

American Songwriter Top 50

Under The Radar Top 80

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