New Releases // 2.3.17

I've been bumping my promo of Moon Duo on almost every shift! It's the kinda of traveling prog rock that just makes you want summer fests to come back around so you can spark in a field somewhere. It's also got beautiful 80's new wave elements that show up to my surprise and delight on repeated listens. 

I just received the SAMPHA promo digitally and I bumped it once. Only once. That's because it's the one piece of wax I'm buying for myself this week. Sampha has meant so much to me in the years past, that I owe him a real listen on his long awaited debut LP. From co-launching SBTRKT, to one of the most devastatingly beautiful EPs I have the pleasure of owning (DUAL) to the best tracks on Wonder Where We Land? Sampha deserves our full attention, and nothing will spin better on this rainy day in LA.

- Seb

 

That's the Spirit! // Too much work?

This past week I worked more hours in the shop than I have since year one when I had no employees at all!

Before this week, I had gotten used to a leisurely 25 hours a week here. When I saw that I would have to work in excess of 45 this week I grumbled, I frowned, and worst of all, I expected that it would hurt me in some way and leave me exhausted.

Today, as the long work week wraps up, I find instead that I am energized, inspired and grateful for all this shop and its supporters have given me over the years. Indeed work and exercise can be invigorating instead of tiring!

Routines are great, but they often lead us to limiting beliefs about ourselves and our capabilities. Why should we ever preemptively underestimate our ability to change, or our ability to enjoy change when it happens? 

// Sundays have a wonderful rhythm and vibe. They lead me to reflections and revelations that I want to share with you in humility and support. That's the Spirit! is posted every Sunday.

Featured Restocks // 1.24.17

Oh, so tasty!

// Featured Restocks is posted every Tuesday. Besides showing you best-selling titles from our shop, it often features staff picks of classic albums that have found their way back into our bins...

That's the Spirit! // the beauty and strength of women united.

"Only when a seed completely loses it self in the earth can it sprout and become a tree." - Osho

On January 21, hundreds of thousands of men and women gathered in peace, in real life, around the world to voice their opinions and be heard. Did you ever imagine you would witness or be a part of such an event? Can you imagine the wonderful and powerful places these demonstrations could lead? 

A few of our wonderful customers were kind enough to share their photos from rallies across the nation. Righteous displays of the Aquarian Age! Thank you Alarica, Dayna, Miriam, Rachel and Kirstin in LA, DC, NM and SF respectively!

// Sundays have a wonderful rhythm and vibe. It leads me to reflections and revelations that I want to share with you in humility and support. That's the Spirit! is posted every Sunday.

Featured Restocks // 1.17.17

// Featured Restocks is posted every Tuesday. Besides showing you best-selling titles from our shop, it often features staff picks of classic albums that have found their way back into our bins...

Concerts and Contests This Week // mogwai @ the ace

01.16.17 

Hamilton Leithauser @ Teragram Ballroom

01.17.17 

Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Ensemble @ Blue Whale

01.18.17 

Mogwai @ The Theatre At Ace Hotel

01.19.17 

Talib Kweli @ The Belasco Theater

01.22.17 

USC Thornton Symphony @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

// There are a ton of shows you COULD attend in LA from week to week... In this column we pick and promote our favorite upcoming shows and sometimes even giveaway tickets to attend! Concerts and Contests This Week is posted every Monday.

That's the Spirit! // five sutras of the aquarian age

 One:  Understand through compassion, or you will misunderstand the times.

 Two:  Recognize that the other person is you.

 Three:  When the time is upon you, start; and the pressure will be off.

Four:  There is a way through every block.

 Five:  Vibrate the Cosmos, and the Cosmos shall clear your path.

- Yogi Bhajan

// Sundays have a wonderful rhythm and vibe. It leads me to reflections and revelations that I want to share with you in humility and support. That's the Spirit! is posted every Sunday.