Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Sideways To New Italy - Sub Pop
After years spent looking out at landscapes and loved ones and an increasingly unstable world, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have turned their gaze inward, to their individual pasts and the places that inform them, on their second full-length, Sideways To New Italy. Led by singer-songwriter-guitarists Tom Russo, Joe White and Fran Keaney, the guitar-pop five-piece returned home to Australia after the relentless touring schedule that came following their critically regarded 2018 debut Hope Downs. Feeling the literal and metaphorical ground under their feet had shifted, the band began grasping for something reliable. For Keaney, that translated into writing "pure romantic fiction" and consciously avoiding the temptation of angsty break-up songs, while Russo looked north to a "bizarre place" that captured the feeling of manufacturing a sense of home when his own had disappeared. The New Italy of the new album’s title is a village near New South Wales’ Northern Rivers – the area drummer Marcel Tussie is from. A blink-and-you'll-miss-it pit-stop of a place with fewer than 200 residents, it was founded by Venetian immigrants in the late-1800s and now serves as something of a living monument to Italians' contribution to Australia, with replica Roman statues dotted like alien souvenirs on the otherwise rural landscape.
Hinds - The Prettiest Curse - Mom & Pop Music
Each time they take the stage, Madrid-bred rock band Hinds create a kind of wild magic, a feel-good free-for-all often complete with synchronized dancing and giddy crowd-surfing from the members themselves. While the band s first two albums channeled the euphoric energy of their live show in their gorgeously punchy take on garage-rock, their latest full-length adds entirely new texture to their sound. Produced by Jenn Decilveo (The Wombats, Ben Platt and Anne-Marie), The Prettiest Curse finds the band letting their imaginations run more freely than ever, even as they share some of their most emotionally heavy material to date. The Prettiest Curse takes its title from the sometimes-daunting experience of giving your soul to rock-and-roll. In the making of The Prettiest Curse, Hinds devised a brilliantly unpredictable vocabulary for communicating their most painful feelings. Unfolding in frenetic guitar riffs and buzzing basslines, powerful drumming and delicate piano work, the album endlessly delivers massively catchy melodies and vocals that growl and sigh with equal ferocity. The effect of all that unrestrained expression is fantastically dizzying, made even more so by Hinds constant back-and-forth between their native tongue and English.
The Ghost Inside - The Ghost Inside - Epitaph
The Ghost Inside is a Los Angeles-based hardcore band. They began as a group of friends in El Segundo, CA united by their shared passion for bands in the hardcore scene. The group stands for authenticity, dedication, perseverance and the most literal adherence to the core values behind their craft. Sonically, the group places equal emphasis on deeply personal vocals, urgent riffing and pile-driving breakdowns within the framework of their heavily melodic modern hardcore.
Sondre Lerche - Patience - Sondre Lerche LLC
Norwegian indie-pop auteur Sondre Lerche has returned with his most ambitious and eclectic work to date in the form of his ninth studio album, Patience. Written over 6 years, and recorded mainly in Norway, the inspiration came from ambient music, running marathons and a quest for serenity. At 16, Lerche’s melodic debut, Faces Down, won a Best Newcomer Norwegian Grammy; it was followed by Two Way Monologue. Patience gives homage to these early works but with wisdom he’s gained over the years.
Norah Jones - Pick Me Up Off The Floor - Blue Note Records
Norah Jones ’ seventh solo studio album Pick Me Up Off The Floor features collaborators from Brian Blade to Jeff Tweedy, and grew out of her acclaimed singles series of the past 2 years as the songs she hadn’t yet released unexpectedly congealed into an album of tremendous depth and beauty connected by the sly groove of her piano trios, lyrics that confront loss and portend hope, and a mood that leans into darkness before ultimately finding the light.
Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne - Go, Just Do It! - Stony Plain Music
Go, Just Do It!, Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne's newest album (June 12 on Stony Plain Records), finds the Boogie Woogie Hall of Famer applying his tremendous talent to an energetic recording of top-shelf good time blues. The album is 13 tracks of originals which include Kenny's arrangement of two Percy Mayfield songs and one by JJ Cale. Showcasing the magnificent horns of Jerry Cook and Vince Mai, harmonica player Sherman Doucette and Grammy-winning vocalist Diane Schuur, the album will also feature Maple Blues winning vocalist Dawn Tyler Watson, Julie Masi of Juno Award-winning group The Parachute Club and Cory Spruell (aka SeQuaL) rappin' on ''I don't want to be the President.'' Legendary blues piano master Kenny ''Blues Boss'' Wayne was inducted on August 9, 2017 into the Boogie Woogie Piano Hall of Fame in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is hailed by Living Blues Magazine for his six-decade career of bringing the piano back to the front ranks of contemporary blues. This Juno Award winner and multi-Maple Blues Award winner is at the forefront of modern day blues piano.
John Scofield/Steve Swallow/Bill Stewart - Swallow Tales - ECM
Guitarist John Scofield celebrates the music of his friend and mentor Steve Swallow in an outgoing and spirited recording, made "old school" style in just one day in New York in March 2019. "I love these songs", says Scofield of the selection of Swallow compositions explored here. The rapport between Scofield and Swallow is evident in every moment. Behind the drum kit, Bill Stewart, a close associate of Scofield's since the early 90s, is alert to all the implications of the interaction.
For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.
The White Buffalo - On The Widow's Walk - Spinefarm
The White Buffalo is Jake Smith: singer, song-writer, guitarist, teller of stories; an artist whose voice – an emotive timber-shakin’ baritone – seems directly linked to a greater truth; an artist who will not be swayed by fashion or restricted by genre. And now, The White Buffalo releases the new studio album, ‘On The Widow's Walk’ – an 11 song, loosely linked collection of dark thrills produced by Shooter Jennings, who also plays piano and keys.
Jaime Wyatt - Neon Cross - New West Records
If there’s one lesson to be gleaned from Jaime Wyatt's latest album, Neon Cross, it’s that life goes on. And through it all—good times and bad, dreaming and desperation, there is truth. When it came to capturing that truth on tape, Wyatt had some assistance from Shooter Jennings, who produced Neon Cross. Together, she and Jennings boldly color outside the country lines, taking a wide-lens sonic and stylistic approach to the songs on Neon Cross.
Kip Moore - Wild World - MCA Nashville
Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore’s highly anticipated fourth studio album Wild World is released this week. Co-writing 12 of the album’s 13 insightful tracks, he navigates the search to find a place and purpose. Throughout the album, that search is revealed in deeply personal terms, with Kip even co-producing the set. The weathered heartland-rock sound Moore has embraced gets its emotional volume pumped up, recorded live with a full band. CD includes a free poster offer, valid thru 12/31/20.
Christian Lee Hutson - Beginners - Anti
The buzz around Christian Lee Hutson started in earnest in 2018 after he began his collaborative friendship with singer Phoebe Bridgers. Hutson co-wrote songs with Bridgers for both the EP of supergroup boygenius (ft. Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus) and her 2019 release with Conor Oberst, Better Oblivion Community Center. The emerging folk artist received further critical attention after Bridgers invited him to Eaux Claires Festival last July, where he performed a solo set and earned praise from festival host Bon Iver. Eventually, Bridgers asked if she could produce an album for him. Engineered and mixed by Joseph Lorge (Blake Mills, Perfume Genius), the forthcoming release also features contributions from Bright Eyes pianist Nathaniel Walcott. To merely call Christian Lee Hutson an old soul would be to deny the vibrancy of his sound. Hutson writes songs that the SF Bay Guardian describes as, "... Foreboding, bluesy love ballads laden with longing nostalgia." For Fans of Phoebe Bridgers, Elliott Smith and Bright Eyes.
Rush - Permanent Waves: 40th Anniversary - Mercury
Celebrating 40 years of Rush's Permanent Waves, deemed the poignant moment the band reinvented themselves and their sound. The 3LP Deluxe Edition features original vinyl packaging with a newly designed gatefold jacket for the two discs of live bonus tracks (from the 1980 World Tour). With a 20-page booklet of reimagined artwork by original designer Hugh Syme & unreleased band archive photos. Housed in a slipcase. Features hits like "The Spirit Of Radio" and the cinematic "Jacob's Ladder". Also Available 2CD, Super Deluxe Box Set.
For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.
Due to the current circumstances RSD 2020 has once again had to adapt and here is the latest information from Record Store Day:
Since 2008, Record Store Day has grown into the world’s largest single-day music event, shining a light on the culture of the indie record store across the globe. In 2020, that world is different, so Record Store Day will be too. RSD is now scheduled to be celebrated with special, properly distanced release dates on Saturdays in August, September and October.
Record Store Day will look very different this year, but supporting indie record stores may be more important than ever. We don't know what sort of rules will be in place, or what sort of gatherings people will be in the mood for this year, so we're focusing on the music and getting the really great titles on the RSD Official List this year into the stores and into your hands, in the most financially and socially responsible way.
The titles on the RSD 2020 Official List, launched on March 5th, will be released at participating record stores on one of these three RSD Drops: August 29th, September 26th, and October 24th. The new version of The List, with newly assigned RSD Drops dates will launch on June 1 so check back here for a look at when you'll be able to pick up the titles on your RSD 2020 wishlist at your local record store.
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!Read more...
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!Read more...
We're bringing the 90's back with our annual Mixtape Swap! Here's how you can participate:
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/OmegaCSDRead more...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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...