Korn - The Nothing - Roadrunner Records
Korn vocalist Jonathan Davis elaborated on the forthcoming LP: “Deep, within our Earth lives an extraordinary force. Very few are aware of the magnitude and significance of this place where good/evil, dark/light, bliss/torment, loss/gain and hope/despair all exist as one - pulling at us every moment of our lives. It’s not something we can choose to navigate, but rather an awareness of this ‘presence’ that surrounds us with every breath, as if we are being watched at every moment. It’s the place where black and white energies attach themselves to our souls, and shape our emotion, choices, perspective and ultimately our very existence. There is a miraculous and small realm within this vortex and it’s the only place where balance between these dynamic and polarizing forces exists-where the soul finds its refuge. Welcome to…..The Nothing.”
The Lumineers - III - Dualtone Music Group
Two-time GRAMMY-nominated band The Lumineers are back with their third album, III, a cinematic piece presented as a narrative in three chapters, with each one centering on one main character. III’s concept began while the band was writing in the Catskill mountains, where producer Simone Felice works. Decidedly darker than their previous work in concept, but replete with their trademark expressive vocals and dynamic arrangements, III boldly and expertly goes in an artistic direction not yet traveled by the band. The Lumineers have enjoyed substantial commercial success; their 2012 self-titled debut featuring the hit single “Ho Hey” was certified triple-platinum in 2018, and their sophomore album Cleopatra was certified platinum in the same year after its 2016 release. They’ve had multiple #1 hits on the Triple A and Alternative radio charts, and have sold out tours across the world; over 300,000 tickets were sold on 2017’s Cleopatra world tour. The Lumineers have also supported icons and their musical heroes on the road, including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and U2’s Joshua Tree tour.
Hobo Johnson - The Fall of Hobo Johnson - Reprise
The last album was called The Rise of Hobo Johnson, and it really lived up to its name. Self-produced, self-recorded, and originally self-released in late 2017, it powered a breakout year that most musicians can only dream of, beginning with the backyard performance of “Peach Scone” that brought Hobo Johnson (née Frank Lopes Jr.) YouTube viewers by the millions, and ending with a huge, intensely devoted fan base early, anticipating his next move. That next move is called The Fall of Hobo Johnson, which is (Frank hopes) more of a metaphorical title. It’s about all of the things that Frank (the person) has gone through while Hobo Johnson (the persona) has been blowing up. Namely, a lot of falling: falling in love, falling out of it, and falling apart when it was over.
Devendra Banhart - Ma - Nonesuch
Ma is a dedication to motherhood. The title of the album comes from the realization that the word 'Ma' is a very good candidate for our first utterance and our very last whisper, the word itself means 'Mother' in countless languages. The record contains 3 parallel narratives all pointing back to motherhood. The first is one of loss and helplessness, the narrative of a mother who reluctantly had to put up her child for adoption, still loving them, but unable to be with them. This became a metaphor for my own personal experience of observing my family in Venezuela, not being able to help in any meaningful way, and the constant feeling of complete helplessness. The second narrative is everything I would ever say to the children I may or may not have. The third narrative is one of celebration, of recognizing the Mother in each being, and of gratitude for music and its mothering qualities. Ma was recorded in Big Sur and Los Angeles, CA and was produced, arranged, and recorded with my longtime collaborator Noah Georgeson. It features appearances by many, including Cate Le Bon and Vashti Bunyan, the archetype of a mother. It will be out September 13, 2019.-Devendra Banhart
Brittany Howard - Jaime - ATO Records
Composed and assembled over the course of several years, Jaime is a highly personal album release combining Brittany Howard's unmistakable voice with peerless, visionary and fearless songwriting. Brittany has constructed an assemblage of songs which bend the framework of what we know from her previous work with Alabama Shakes and endeavors with Thunderbitch and Bermuda Triangle, music which wholly sits in a new terrain of sound bolstered by an incredible band of musicians including Zac Cockrell of the Shakes, drummer Nate Smith and the one and only Robert Glasper.
Keane - Cause And Effect - Island
‘Cause And Effect’ is Keane's 5th studio album. Their 4 previous albums have all entered the UK charts at number 1 and accumulated sales of over 13m worldwide and 2.6 billion streams. The birth of this new album came as something of a surprise even to the band. Singer Tom Chaplin had released two successful solo albums but missed his old sparring partner Tim Rice-Oxley. Written by Keane and produced by David Kosten and the band themselves, the album features 11 new songs recorded in London.
Robbie Robertson - Sinematic - UME
Sinematic is an enthralling set of songs that explore the darker corridors of human nature. The 13 song collection, is Robbie Robertson's first since 2011’s How To Become Clairvoyant and themes sprang from his recent film scoring for Martin Scorsese’s organized crime pic, The Irishman and his forthcoming documentary Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band. The album features guest stars such as Van Morrison, Glen Hansard, and many more.
Andrew Combs - Ideal Man - New West Records
On his new album, ‘Ideal Man,’ Andrew Combs worked with producer/engineer Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby, Benjamin Booker) to achieve a more raw, direct sound. The collection was captured live in Cohen’s Brooklyn studio, with compact arrangements fueled by taut, elastic grooves. While Combs may be best known as a singer/songwriter in the classic 1970’s Laurel Canyon sense, he proves the true versatility of his work here, often setting his acoustic aside in favor of atmospheric synthesizers and distorted electric guitars. Combs worked with some of his favorite writers on the album, including Dylan LeBlanc, Jeff Trott, Joe Henry, and Kenny Childers, but the stories he tells here are deeply personal and remarkably vulnerable. A sense of danger and violence underlies the entire record, much as it does the entire country, but it only serves to make the moments of beauty and connection here that much more poignant. Life is short and the clock is ticking. Andrew Combs doesn’t plan to waste a second.
For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.
Post Malone - Hollywood's Bleeding - Republic
Post Malone stirs a mix of genres into his own sonic sound that’s both intoxicating and invigorating. His RIAA 3x Platinum certified debut album, Stoney, led the genre-bending Dallas, TX artist to his first Top 10 Billboard 200 and first #1 R&B/Hip-Hop Album while being the “#1 Debut Hip-Hop Artist of 2016”. 2019 has been packed with one milestone and achievement after another for Post Malone including “Congratulations” being certified Diamond by the RIAA.
Barns Courtney - 404 - Capitol
Hailed by Rolling Stone as a “stomping, swaggering rock & roll balancing act teetering between blinding light and total darkness,” Barns Courtney releases his newest album, 404, this week by Capitol Records. Barns wrote and produced the 10-song collection with synth wiz and longtime friend Sam Battle. All in all, 404 is a commentary on his journey from awe struck naivety to the dark realization of adulthood. Barns Courtney has already surpassed a half billion cumulative streams globally and is currently touring with Elle King. In between headline dates, he’s opened for everyone from The Who and Blur to Ed Sheeran and The Wombats, prompting The Dallas Observer to note, “At the rate he's been performing, it won’t be long until he’s burned his name into the memory of anyone and everyone who bought a ticket to see someone different.”
Iggy Pop - Free - Loma Vista
A uniquely somber and contemplative entry in the Iggy Pop canon. Free has virtually nothing in common sonically with its predecessor (Post Pop Depression)—or with any other Iggy Pop album. As Iggy says, “Free to recoil from guitar riffs in favor of guitarscapes, from twangs in favor of horns, from back beat in favor of space; and in large part, from the effluent of my own mind and problems, in favor of trying to interpret the poetry of others…so this album just kind of happened to me, and I let it happen.”
The Highwomen - The Highwomen - Low Country Sound
The Highwomen are a cleverly named new supergroup comprising country and roots rock stars Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris, and Natalie Hemby. After a few months of teasers and a soft debut at April’s Loretta Lynn tribute, they’re making their official introduction to the world. The group is releasing its self-titled debut album, out this week and produced by Dave Cobb, the Nashville mainstay who always seems to be behind the boards for these types of projects. (He’s also produced recent albums by Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, Lori McKenna, Ashley Monroe… you get the idea.) The album features 12 songs written by various combinations of the core members plus some notable collaborators like Isbell, McKenna, Miranda Lambert, and Ray LaMontagne. It features guest appearances from Isbell, Cobb, Sheryl Crow, Yola, the Hanseroth twins, Chris Powell, and Peter Levin.
Tinariwen - Amadjar - Anti
Amadjar means ‘the unknown visitor’ in the language of Tamashek, the one who seeks hospitality and who’s condemned to an inner exile, within a territory or within himself. The story of Amadjar, the ninth Tinariwen album, begins at the end of 2018, at the Taragalte Festival of nomadic cultures in the Moroccan Sahara. After a concert and a sandstorm, Tinariwen hit the road and head for Mauritania, via southern Morocco, Western Sahara and the Atlantic coast. The destination is important but no more so than the journey itself. Tinariwen are joined by their French production team, who arrive in old camper van that’s been converted into a makeshift studio. The journey to Nouakchott, capital of Mauritania, takes a dozen days or so. Every evening, the caravan stops to set up camp and the members of Tinariwen get to work under the stars – to prepare for the recording, talking things through, letting their guitar motifs, thoughts and long buried songs come. Then, during a final camp in the desert around Nouakchott that lasts about fifteen days, to an audience of scorpions, the band record their songs under large tent. In a few takes, without headphones or effects. The Mauritanian griotte Noura Mint Seymali and her guitarist husband, Jeiche Ould Chigaly, come to throw their musical tradition on the embers lit by Tinariwen – the curling vocals of Noura Mint Seymali on the song ‘Amalouna’ will become a highlight. This nomadic album, recorded in a natural setting, is as close as you can get to Tinariwen. And also, therefore, to the idea that things can evolve: bassist Eyadou plays a lot of acoustic guitar; percussionist Said tries his hand at new instruments; Abdallah exhumes songs that he’s never played on stage with Tinariwen. And that violin that appears on several songs and reminds you of the traditional imzad ; It’s actually played by Warren Ellis. The violinist in Nick Cave’s band is one of several western guests on the album. We also hear the mandolin and charango of Micah Nelson (son of the country music giant Willie Nelson, and Neil Young’s guitarist), and the guitars of Stephen O’Malley (Sunn O)))), Cass McCombs and Rodolphe Burger. The album is mixed by Joshua Vance Smith.
Guaxe - Guaxe - OAR
Guaxe is a musical duo that was formed spontaneously after the encounter of two Brazilian psych rockers Dino Almeida (Boogarins) and Pedro Bonifrate (Supercordas). Both members have guested on each other's recordings and had shared the stage at a few festivals together before Supercordas' dissolution in 2016. Over recent years, Dino has paid Bonifrate and his family many short visits to his home in Paraty in coastal Brazil. During these getaways, the Guaxe album was written and recorded - with 4-track machines, computers, cranky gear, 10-string guitars, children playing, and a rainforest full of lizards all around the house. Also check out Dino Almeida's other band Boogarins who are currently on tour following the release of their recent album Sombrou Dúvida which is available now on CD & LP
For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.
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!Read more...
We're excited to announce the list of vendors for this year's Omega Flea!
12PM: Wild Forrest Blakkberri - Solo acoustic act playing Roots Rock & Folk-Blues
1:30PM: Slick As Snails - Guided By Voices tribute
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!
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
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 - 4PMRead more...
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)!
- A Free Gift With Purchase! When you purchase a Merge Pop-Up title, we'll give you a free copy of Never Been Wrong a brand-new, exclusive vinyl compilation of rarities from the Merge archives including tracks from Superchunk, Wild Flag, Destroyer, Bob Mould, Hiss Golden Messenger, Ibibio Sound Machine, and more. This item will only be available in MRG30 Pop-Ups, while supplies last!
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.Read more...
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|
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.Read more...
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.
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.
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!Read more...
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!Read more...
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
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 email@example.com
The deadline to enter is February 6, 2019
We went on everyone's favorite news show, Living Dayton, this week to talk about holiday gift ideas! Check out the full video below.Read more...
We've compiled our Best of 2018 staff picks into one Spotify playlist. Hear our favorite songs of the year, and maybe find yours!Read more...
Show us your "I Voted" sticker today and we'll give you 20% off any one item. GET OUT AND VOTE!Read more...
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!Read more...
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!Read more...