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New Release Round-Up 02-21-20

New Releases



Grimes - Miss Anthropocene - 4AD
Grimes started producing music when she had to learn the program Logic for her neuroscience class. Shortly thereafter she had a viral myspace page, which allowed her to start booking shows and focus full-time on music. She lived in a crack den in Montreal with no heat (where she got frostbite twice and her neighbor was bludgeoned to death in the hallway), playing raves until her 2012 breakout, Visions, which was recorded during a 2 week speed binge wherein she did not leave her bedroom. Upon the success of this album, Grimes attempted to enter society as a regular human, which has clearly not gone super well but has nonetheless been entertaining. She’s since become an award winning music video director as well as a music writer, producer, engineer, singer-songwriter. She’s toured globally to sold out crowds, headlined festivals, and is now moving into the space of corporate surrealism. She recently had experimental eye surgery only available to the upper class. She is putting out her final earth album Miss Anthropocene.

Best Coast - Always Tomorrow - Concord Records
This week sees the release of Always Tomorrow, the hotly anticipated new album from Best Coast. Inspired by the 70s, the LA based duo expand their signature indie pop sound into a harmonic blend of melodic guitars and keyboards as warm and refreshing as a California breeze. Multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno, along with the irrepressible Bethany Cosentino, combine to bring her masterful storytelling to new heights, crafting their most eloquent and reflective album to date. It’s the Best Coast you know and love at an entirely new level.

Slotface - Sorry For The Late Reply

Slotface - Sorry For The Late ReplySlotface - Sorry For The Late ReplySløtface - Sorry For The Late Reply - Nettwerk Records
Norwegian indie rock band Sløtface deliver a powerful sophomore record in "Sorry For The Late Reply". Fierce yet melodic, the album takes on everything from break ups to climate change and lead vocalist Haley Shea's immigrant experience.


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Courtney Barnett - Mtv Unplugged Live In Melbourne - Mom & Pop Music
On October 22nd Courtney Barnett performed a unique and special show at the invitation of MTV Australia in her hometown of Melbourne. The “Unplugged” performance features Barnett as you’ve never heard her before, warm, vulnerable and emotional. Under a garland of lights and a canopy of florals in the outdoor courtyard of Howler, Barnett performed a stirring set of eight songs to an intimate audience including “Depreston”, “Avant Gardener” and “Sunday Roast." Joined by her usual band Dave Mudie and Bones Sloane, she also enlisted cellist Lucy Waldron.

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Ozzy Osbourne - Ordinary Man - Epic
This is the Ozzman’s first album in 10 years and with his recent appearance on the Post Malone track “Take What You Want” as well as his single “Under The Graveyard” which has now been #1 at Active Rock for five weeks and #1 at Classic Rock for nine weeks we are poised to have a massive return to the marketplace.  Some of the announced features include longtime guitarist Zakk Wylde, Slash & Duff McKagan (GNR), Chad Smith of the RHCP, and Post Malone guitarist / producer Andrew Watt.  There are additional big name features that have yet to be announced.

Purr - Like New

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2020 debut album from New York City born, raised and forever-based songwriting partners Eliza Barry Callahan and Jack Staffen. Like New was produced by Jonathan Rado (Weyes Blood, Father John Misty, Whitney, The Lemon Twigs). The duo - who had previously captured attention releasing deft, stripped down, warm-toned pysch-pop under their names, Jack and Eliza - shifted to what naturally felt like their next musical gear. If Jack and Eliza showcased the songwriting prowess of a promising young duo (they are both still in their early twenties), then Purr let's Callahan's and Staffen's work bloom in the fertile ground of a fully realized soundscape. Purr builds upon an ageless, classic sound that at once looks at the past while leaning into their own, individual future - with Staffen's and Callahan's vocals humming at the center.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

BTS - Map Of The Soul: 7
Guided By Voices - Surrender Your Poppy Field
Agnes Obel - Myopia
Sweet Lizzy Project - Technicolor
Sarah Harmer - Are You Gone
King Krule - Man Alive!
David Starr - Beauty & Ruin
The Word Alive - MONOMANIA
Greg Dulli - Random Desire
Mighty Oaks - All Things Go
Sonny Landreth - Blacktop Run
Katie Pruitt - Expectations
Pat Metheny - From This Place
The Staple Singers - Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection
Spinning Coin - Hyacinth
Demons & Wizards - III
Polaris - The Death Of Me
Yacht Rock Revue - Hot Dads In Tight Jeans
Cerrone - DNA


& More .....

Lauv - Modern Loneliness
Sam Smith - To Die For
Thievery Corporation - Sweet Tides (Symphonik Version)
Clem Snide - Don't Bring No Ladder
Waxahatchee - Lilacs
Lilly Hiatt - Candy Lunch












 

UPCOMING RELEASES

The Secret Sisters - Saturn Return

The Secret Sisters - Saturn ReturnThe Secret Sisters - Saturn ReturnThe Secret Sisters - Saturn Return - New West Records
As we age, we face obstacles that are beyond our control. Some forces are internal: insecurity, anxiety, fear. Some are external: the loss of loved ones, an unjust system and the fragility of time. Yet the mark of maturity is how you respond when you realize you’re not in control. Where do you find your resilience? This album is a reflection of us coming to terms with how to find our power in the face of an unfair world. These songs lead listeners past “where happy man searches, to a place only mad women know.” We question our purpose, our relationships, our faith. Trading the fears of our youth for the dread that rages within us as mature women. With Saturn Return, our hope is that women can feel less alone in their journey through the modern world. We need each other more than we ever have; the less competition and the more inclusiveness and understanding, the better. We are southern women in the 21st century, convicted by our beliefs.


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Five Finger Death Punch - F8

Five Finger Death Punch - F8Five Finger Death Punch - F8Five Finger Death Punch - F8 - Better Noise Music
2020 release, the eighth album from hard-hitting rockers Five Finger Death Punch. The album was produced by Kevin Churko, the Canadian record producer/engineer and songwriter who currently lives in Las Vegas, where he works out of his private studio, The Hideout Recording Studio. Includes "Inside Out".


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Broken Social Scene - Live At Third Man Records

Broken Social Scene - Live At Third Man RecordsBroken Social Scene - Live At Third Man RecordsBroken Social Scene - Live At Third Man Records - Third Man Records
Third Man Records had the pleasure of hosting the inimitable Broken Social Scene, carefully absorbing and recording their magnetic and unforgettable live set on the Blue Room stage. Epic, panoramic, and intimate all at the same time, the legendary Toronto collective Broken Social Scene began as an ebbing and flowing collective of artists in the late 90s, collaborating to create a distinct strand of indie rock that is both perplexingly maximal and straight-up catchy. The band kicked off the set with emotive fan favorite “Cause = Time”, then transitioning into “Stay Happy,” the lead track from 2017’s Hug of Thunder, in all it’s hypnotic, horn-driven grandeur. Then, on the flip side, the album’s 2-song B-side wraps with the slow-build anthem “It’s All Gonna Break,” a song once described as “Bob Seger on acid.” Really, how else would you want a show to close? Their live set was captured, mixed and mastered in real time via the world’s only live venue and direct-to-acetate lathe cutting studio. With the release of this Live At Third Man Records album, Third Man is very excited to invite all to be a part of this special experience, Broken Social Scene’s first commercially available live album, in the only venue in the world where performance, art and tactile transcription methodologies converge.


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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

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New Release Round-Up 02-14-20

New Releases



Justin Bieber - Changes - Def Jam
Justin Bieber is ready to give the world insight into events that have taken place in his life over the past four years. From marriage to faith and his new outlook on life, Justin is reflecting on changes he's experienced and the impact they've had on him. "Changes" marks a new chapter in his career. The album hinges on themes of personal growth through life experiences, love and commitment, creatively expressed through music, giving a candid look into his evolution as an artist and human being. 

Tame Impala - The Slow Rush - Interscope Records
Tame Impala (Kevin Parker) release's his fourth studio album, The Slow Rush on Interscope. Recorded between Los Angeles and his studio in his hometown of Fremantle, Australia, the twelve tracks were produced and mixed by Parker. The Slow Rush is Parker's deep dive into the oceans of time, conjuring the feeling of a lifetime in a lightning bolt, of major milestones whizzing by while you're looking at your phone. Pressed on forest green vinyl

Beach Bunny - Honeymoon

Beach Bunny - HoneymoonBeach Bunny - HoneymoonBeach Bunny - Honeymoon - Mom & Pop
Honeymoon is the excellent debut album from Beach Bunny, the four-piece band out of Chicago. Recorded at the iconic Chicago studio Electrical Audio with producer Joe Reinhart (Hop Along, Algernon Caldwaller), the nine songs on the LP burst with energy that capture their vital and life-affirming live shows. Songs like the swooning and anthemic singles 'Dream Boy' and 'Ms. California' encapsulate the highs and lows the exiting the honeymoon stage of a relationship. The long-awaited debut LP 'Honeymoon' from Beach Bunny follows their breakout hit on Tik-Tok, 'Prom Queen' (65 million global streams, 518K+ TikTok videos).


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Nathaniel Rateliff - And It's Still Alright - Fantasy
Nathaniel Rateliff has written and recorded his first solo record since the explosive debut of his work together with The Night Sweats. And It's Still Alright, is an intensely personal 10-song album of vibrant country-blues, badland ballads, ornate Americana and jazz-inflected R&B. Rateliff's warm baritone, ranging from gently hushed to a guttural howl, imbues these superbly drawn character studies with raw, naked emotion.

The Ballroom Thieves - Unlovely

The Ballroom Thieves - UnlovelyThe Ballroom Thieves - UnlovelyThe Ballroom Thieves - Unlovely - Nettwerk Records
Americana-leaning indie folk band The Ballroom Thieves take on topics as heavy as politics and as joyful as lifelong companionship on their latest studio album Unlovely.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Tennis - Swimmer
David Gray - White Ladder: 20th Anniversary Edition
Monsta X - ALL ABOUT LUV
Puss N Boots - Sister
Eden - No Future
Huey Lewis & The News - Weather
Hollywood Undead - New Empire, Vol. 1
Eyelids - The Accidental Falls
Tami Neilson - CHICKABOOM!
Post Animal - Forward Motion Godyssey
Tan Cologne - Cave Vaults On The Moon In New Mexico
Gryffin - Gravity
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol. 24: Cow Palace Daly City, CA 3/23/74
Posehn - Grandpa Metal
The Men - Mercy
Highly Suspect - MCID
Robert Vincent - In This Town You're Owned
Carly Pearce - Carly Pearce





& More .....

David Bowie - Alabama Song: 40th Anniversary
Fitz And The Tantrums - We Don't Need Love Songs b/w Darkest Street
Dark Fortress - The Spider In The Web











 

UPCOMING RELEASES

Slotface - Sorry For The Late Reply

Slotface - Sorry For The Late ReplySlotface - Sorry For The Late ReplySløtface - Sorry For The Late Reply - Nettwerk Records
Norwegian indie rock band Sløtface deliver a powerful sophomore record in "Sorry For The Late Reply". Fierce yet melodic, the album takes on everything from break ups to climate change and lead vocalist Haley Shea's immigrant experience.


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Purr - Like New

Purr - Like NewPurr - Like NewPurr - Like New - ANTI
2020 debut album from New York City born, raised and forever-based songwriting partners Eliza Barry Callahan and Jack Staffen. Like New was produced by Jonathan Rado (Weyes Blood, Father John Misty, Whitney, The Lemon Twigs). The duo - who had previously captured attention releasing deft, stripped down, warm-toned pysch-pop under their names, Jack and Eliza - shifted to what naturally felt like their next musical gear. If Jack and Eliza showcased the songwriting prowess of a promising young duo (they are both still in their early twenties), then Purr let's Callahan's and Staffen's work bloom in the fertile ground of a fully realized soundscape. Purr builds upon an ageless, classic sound that at once looks at the past while leaning into their own, individual future - with Staffen's and Callahan's vocals humming at the center.


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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

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Getting A Handle On Your Vinyl

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Win an Autographed Cigarettes After Sex Test Pressing!

Win an Autographed Cigarettes After Sex Test Pressing!

We're giving away an autographed test pressing of the latest Cigarettes After Sex album, Cry. Just click here or on the contests tab to enter. We'll choose one winner on 2/19! 

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#BobMarley75

#BobMarley75

Throughout history, no artist has dominated the world of music quite like Bob Marley. A musical, political and spiritual icon of mythical proportions, both poet and prophet, Marley was the first Jamaican artist to give voice to the struggles of his people and the Rastafarian culture, and the first to gain worldwide fame. October 2020 will see the 40th anniversary of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song.” Released in October 1980 and taken from his ninth album Uprising (Island Records), the song was inspired by a speech from Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey’s “The Work That Has Been Done” and is considered by many as one of the greatest songs ever written in popular culture. In a time when political unrest and oppression feels more prevalent than ever, “Redemption Song” maintains a poignancy and power and acts as a long-standing testament to Bob Marley’s brilliance and voice for the people. Bob Marley’s music catalog has amassed billions of streams and sold millions of albums worldwide, while his hits compilation, Legend, remains the world’s best-selling reggae album and longest-charting album in the history of Billboard’s Catalog Albums chart.

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Extended Store Hours

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Santa Claus Is Coming To Omega Music!

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Black Friday Turntable Sale

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Omega Halloween 2019 Playlist

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Black Friday 2019

Black Friday 2019

The Black Friday 2019 list is up! Click the link below to view this year's releases, and stay tuned for more details on our Black Friday event!

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Omega Music Mixtape Swap

Omega Music Mixtape Swap

We're bringing the 90's back with our annual Mixtape Swap! Here's how you can participate:

1. Make a mixtape
2. Bring your tape to Omega on Saturday
3. Leave your tape in our Mixtape Swap bin
4. Pick up a new one
5. Enjoy your new tape, carefully curated by another local music lover

Check out our full list of Cassette Store Day activities here: http://bit.ly/OmegaCSD

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Just Announced! Chris Duarte Group Guitar Clinic + Meet & Greet

Just Announced! Chris Duarte Group Guitar Clinic + Meet & Greet

Thursday, September 26 | 5 PM
318 e 5th Street
Dayton, OH 45402

We are honored to host rockin' blues legend Chris Duarte in the shop on September 26 for a FREE guitar clinic and meet & greet! Stop by to hear about Chris's experiences & watch him shred on his guitar. Guitarists might learn a thing or two, and even those who don't play guitar will be mesmerized by Chris Duarte's immense talent. Be sure to stick around after the clinic to meet Chris!

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Omega Flea 2019: Vendors Announced!

Omega Flea 2019: Vendors Announced!

We're excited to announce the list of vendors for this year's Omega Flea!

LIVE MUSIC:

12PM: Wild Forrest Blakkberri - Solo acoustic act playing Roots Rock & Folk-Blues

1:30PM: Slick As Snails - Guided By Voices tribute

REFRESHMENTS:

Billie Gold Bubble Tea will be parked outside serving up the best boba in the city!

TAROT + REIKI READINGS:

Draiocht Emporium will have a Tarot reader & Reiki practitioner on site and available for readings! 

VENDOR LIST:

Barmaid Soap Company - Handcrafted beer and wine soaps, herbal soaps, lotions, balms and other bath and body

DD Art - Dark art: prints, large framed pieces, stickers, t-shirts, and multi-media art

Dead Sleep Clothing

Shop Wise - Vintage clothing, toys, & accessories

Magnaphone Records - Local record label selling vinyl & CDs

Hobo Toyz - Resin art toys

Something Old, Something New - Jewelry & Art

Em 4 Paws - Clothing

KMJF13 - Art

Jungmi's Collectibles - Records

Bless Me Sweets - Baked goods

Lu's Former Wear - Clothing & Shoes

Draiocht Emporium - Trinkets, Gifts, Homemade Body Supplies + a Tarot reader & Reiki reader on site!

Anderson - Clothes, Toys, Baskets

OMEGA FLEA | SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 | 11AM - 4PM

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MRG30 Pop-Up Shop!

MRG30 Pop-Up Shop!

We're celebrating the 30th anniversary of Merge Records with a MRG30 Pop-Up Shop! Through the entire month of August, we’re teaming up the good folks at Merge Records to bring you:

  • Weekly Giveaways! Rare test pressings, signed goods, t-shirts, concert tickets, and much, much more!
  • Steep discounts on all your favorite Merge titles! Take 25% off all Merge Pop-Up titles (in store only)!
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Omega Flea 2019 - Vendor Sign-Ups Now Open!

Omega Flea 2019 - Vendor Sign-Ups Now Open!

The Omega Flea is coming back on Saturday, September 7th, and vendor sign-up is now open!

For those who missed out last year, the Omega Flea is an outdoor market held in our parking lot. We like to use this event to showcase local talent: artists, record labels, craftspersons, collectors, entrepreneurs, and just anybody that wants to have a "yard sale" with us. 

Click "Read More" for the vendor sign-up sheet.

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Upcoming Events

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Community Night Tonight!

Community Night Tonight!

Tonight we're having a community night! We’ll have free food, live music & performances, and a soul circle. Thanks so much to Deja Goode for putting together this event💕.

Please consider bringing a donation to help out our fellow Daytonians who were affected by the tornado.

If you are going to bring water, please consider donating something else as well. We currently have a large supply of water and other items are greatly needed. You can find a list of specific items that have been requested below.

Ω soap Ω lotion Ω towels Ω deodorant
Ω socks Ω wet wipes Ω diapers (size 4 & 5) Ω boys shoes size 7 (2 years old)
Ω boys clothing 2T Ω girls shoes size 11 (5 years old) Ω girls clothing (size 5/6) Ω toilet paper
Ω womens shoes (size 10) Ω tampons/pads Ω toiletries Ω sheets



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Contest: Win A Neil Young Test Pressing

Contest: Win A Neil Young Test Pressing

We're giving away a test pressing of the upcoming live album from Neil Young & Stray Gators, Tuscaloosa. Click the Contests tab on our homepage & enter to win! One winner will be chosen at random on the album release date, June 7th, 2019. 

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SPLC Benefit featuring Abertooth Lincoln

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Brainiac's 'Hissing Prigs In Static Couture' To Be Reissued on Blue Swirl Vinyl

Brainiac's 'Hissing Prigs In Static Couture' To Be Reissued on Blue Swirl Vinyl

On May 31st, Brainiac's 1996 Touch and Go Records full-length debut, Hissing Prigs In Static Couture, will be reissued on limited edition blue swirl vinyl.

This is a record you'll want to keep forever. It's got all kinds of hip stuff that lame bands are afraid of; something that sounds like scratching on "Pussyfootin'", freaky effect on everything but the drums ('cause even in Revolution, you just don't fuck with drums), and a kiss-off to goose-stepping fascists.

Like their two previous full-lengths, this was also produced by Eli Janney, and saw the band use less Moog and more random electronic gadgets and noisemakers. Jim O'Rourke produced 1997's Electroshock for President EP, in which Brainiac continued their transition into a more electronic rock band.

Back in April, the feature length documentary, Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero, was released & the remaining members of Brainiac were given a key to the city of Dayton. If you look close enough in the documentary, you'll also see a brief shot of Omega! Great documentary, great album.

This album is limited to 500 copies and will very likely sell out. Be sure to pre-order yours below or in the shop.

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The Story Changes Listening Party

This Friday, 4/26, join us for an exclusive listening party for The Story Changes' new album, To Hell With This Delicate Equation!

We'll listen through the full album, and then the band will treat us to an intimate acoustic set! You'll also have the chance to grab a copy of the new album on vinyl in each of the 3 color variants.

Complimentary pizza and coffee will be provided by Pizza Factory & Press.

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Record Store Day 2019

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Omega Music March Madness Challenge

Omega Music March Madness Challenge

NCAA March Madness is here! As Dayton hosts the First Four each year, we think it's only right we have an Omega bracket challenge. The contest is open to Omega Rewards members only, and the best bracket will win a $50 gift card to our store! Just click this link Omega Bracket Challenge, sign up with the email address you have on file with us, and fill out your bracket. Winner will be announced after the final game is complete. Good Luck! 

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Skip The Bag

Sarah from Dayton.com stopped by this week to talk to us about our Skip the Bag Program. Check out the video below, and consider skipping the bag next time you're in the shop! 

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Just Announced: Baroness Listening Party

Just Announced: Baroness Listening Party

American heavy metal band Baroness will be releasing their fifth studio album, Gold and Grey, on June 14th. Join us the night before at Omega Music for a sneak preview! We'll listen to the album in full, and we'll have some special Baroness prizes to give away.

Pre-order your copy of the limited edition indie exclusive vinyl here: https://bit.ly/2QiYZTx


Baroness Gold & Grey Listening Party

Thursday, June 13th at 6 PM


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Omega Music T-Shirt Design Contest!

Calling all creative minds! We need your help designing a new Omega Music t-shirt. The winning design will receive $200 cash!

To enter to the contest, just follow these 3 steps:

1) Create a design

2) Pick a shirt color and a print color

3) Submit your design to whitney@omegamusicdayton.com


The deadline to enter is February 6, 2019

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Holiday Gift Ideas

We went on everyone's favorite news show, Living Dayton, this week to talk about holiday gift ideas! Check out the full video below.

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Omega Music's Best of 2018 Playlist

Omega Music's Best of 2018 Playlist

We've compiled our Best of 2018 staff picks into one Spotify playlist. Hear our favorite songs of the year, and maybe find yours! 

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Win A Copy of The Beatles' White Album Signed By 'Dear Prudence' & Help Hurricane Michael Relief!

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GO VOTE!

GO VOTE!

Show us your "I Voted" sticker today and we'll give you 20% off any one item. GET OUT AND VOTE!

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Halloween Sale!


On Saturday October 27th, take 15% off used media and 10% off new media when you bring in a clothing donation to benefit St. Vincent de Paul​.

The shelters are in dire need of men's jeans & new socks and underwear, but all new or gently used clothing items will go to help someone in need. We'll be closing at 5PM that day for Hauntfest 2018​, so stop down before then to take advantage of the sale!

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Clothing Drive

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Black Friday 2018 List

Click here for a full list of Black Friday releases!

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7 Days of Rick and Morty Giveaways!

To celebrate the release of the Rick and Morty soundtrack on Sub Pop Records, we’re having 7 days of giveaways, starting on 9/28! Read more to find out how you can enter to win and check out our unboxing video to see all the prizes!

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Cassette Store Day 2018

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Omega Flea

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