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April Update - New Releases/RSD 2017

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NEW RELEASES:

MADONNA: Unreleased Mixes, vol. 10 – We have to start with the Madonna releases!  Unreleased 10 is a remix album containing some of the best unreleased remixes of both classic Madonna hits and newer songs!  On top of the 10 new remixes, there are also 2 bonus demo tracks that were never released officially! 

MADONNA: 80’s DJ Promo Mixes – The official promo mixes to ten of Madonna’s greatest hits from the 80s compiled onto one CD!  These remixes are amazing.

Goldfrapp: Silver Eye – This masterfully crafted album has it all. It’s emotionally rich, enjoyably lighthearted at times, and overall fun to listen to.  Alison Goldfrapp is not shy to show off what her voice can do on these tracks which range from high energy dance beats to ambient electronic chill-out vibes.  Definitely check this one out on vinyl or CD!

Depeche Mode: Spirit – Never shy to speak their minds, the 2016 US presidential election certainly influenced the writing on this 37 year old band’s 14th album.  The classic Depeche Mode synths and beats paired with Dave Gahan’s instantly recognizable voice make this album feel both nostalgic and fresh at the same time. Check it out on deluxe edition CD, standard CD, and vinyl now!

Spoon: Hot Thoughts – We LOVE this album!  A little more daring than anything else the band has tried before, this album is a pop/rock masterpiece!  Fun at times, serious at other times, and extremely musically appealing, the band keeps its signature sound while also experimenting with more complicated chord progressions and studio techniques. Available on LIMITED EDITION – RED VINYL only available at INDIE record stores, like us!

DNCE: DNCE – Not a new release, just a notice that this (one of our favorite albums of 2016) is now available on vinyl!

RECORD STORE DAY!

It’s the tenth year for Record Store Day, and the third year Borderline will be an official participant!  Join us in our CHICAGO store on April 22, 2017 for EXCLUSIVE vinyl releases only available to officially participating stores on that day!  We will also be taking 25% off of ALL USED ITEMS in store!! You do not want to miss this!  We’ll be opening at 9AM.

TL/DR: April 22, 2017. Opening at 9 AM. Exclusive new vinyl releases & 25% off of ALL USED items.

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March Update!

New Releases:

Happy March!  Spring is in the air, and there have been some amazing new music releases!  Remember to click on any paragraph to be taken to the item in our store being described.  Links will open in a new window.

Ed Sheeran: ÷ (Divide) – How could we start with anything else?  Sheeran’s third studio release is as quirky as it is catchy.  Always personal, this time Ed adapts modern pop and hip hop sounds with his small-town charm and great story telling ability.  Available on standard and deluxe edition CD, as well as vinyl LP.  This album is a necessary addition to any collection.

Lady Gaga: Million Reasons (Remixes) – 12 danceable remixes of Gaga’s top 10 hit “Million Reasons,” this remix album is hot!  It also includes 4 live bonus tracks, including “A-Yo/John Wayne” live from the Victoria’s Secret fashion show and her “Million Reasons” performance at Super Bowl 51!

Ryan Adams: Prisoner – His sixteenth studio album is a reminder of why he’s had such a successful career.  Adams is artistic, charming, and talented and this album jus solidifies those facts. Good for easy listening and a necessity for every vinyl collection!

Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand: Enough Is Enough 2017 – Can you believe it’s the 40th anniversary of this smash hit?  “Enough Is Enough 2017” entered the Billboard Top 10 US Dance Club Songs chart this year, and now here are the remixes!  12 incredible remixes to celebrate a classic hit.  What’s better than that?

Listen Up! Vol. 104 – Back with its 104th installment is the Listen Up! dance remix series!  Hot remixes of top hits by Melanie C, LeAnn Rimes, Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand, Bebe Rexha, Ed Sheeran, and more!  This CD is available as a continuous and non-continuous mix.

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February Update!

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Happy New Year!

THANK YOU.

After celebrating the New Year, we at Borderline Music took a moment to reflect on the year we’re leaving behind.  We launched a brand new website, celebrated several in-store achievements, grieved the passing on of so many incredible talents, set a record number of online sales, threw fun in-store events, and so much more. 2016 was a great year here at Borderline – AND IT IS ALL THANKS TO YOU.

Your support of our store and small businesses across the country is the reason we can keep doing what we love – putting the best, rarest, and most unique music in the hands of thousands of people around the world.  Together with you, we have watched a “dead” media form (vinyl records) come back to life.

As a special thank you to our loyal customers, we’re making our ENTIRE ONLINE STORE 15% OFF until January 8th!  Just use promo code: SPOTLIGHT17 at checkout!

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December Update

 

New Releases:

Listen Up! Vol. 103 – The best one yet!  Listen Up! remix series compiles the best remixes of today’s biggest hits.  The latest installment includes songs by Britney Spears, The Weeknd, LeAnn Rimes, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Sia, Little Mix, Pet Shop Boys, DNCE, and more!  Available as a continuous or non-continuous mix.  *Continuous mix comes with a bonus track by Jessica Sanchez!*  Click HERE or search “103” at the top of the page to check it out!

Lady Gaga – Joanne on vinyl. Coming soon! You can pre-order your copy NOW for a special, lowered pre-order price!  Just click here or search “Joanne” at the top of the page!

The Chainsmokers – Remixes – Hot new remix CD of all of the Chainsmokers’ best songs, including Closer feat. Halsey! Click here to check it out!

Madonna – American Life and Music reissued vinyl!  Collect these two of THE QUEEN’s greatest albums, remastered for 2016 on 180-gram vinyl!  Click here to order online. Live in Chicago? Select “in-store pickup” at checkout to reserve a copy behind the counter at the store just for you! Click HERE to check them out!

Fergie – The Dutchess – 10 years after its release, Fergie’s smash hit debut album is available on VINYL!

Kylie Minogue – Kylie Christmas: Snow Queen Edition – Kylie’s stellar Christmas album re-released on deluxe edition CD, featuring 6 new songs for 2016!  Pre-order is currently available on our site!  Click HERE or search “Kylie Snow Queen” at the top of the page to check it out!

DNCE – DNCE’s debut self-titled album is out now on CD! One of our FAVORITES of the year! Click here to get your copy or search “DNCE” at the top of the page.

Christmas Music:

Celebrate the holidays with the greatest Christmas music ever released. We have a large selection of Christmas CDs and vinyl available in store. Click here to see the CDs we have available in our online store!

Record Store Day:

Many of you probably know about April RSD, but less know about Fall RSD. Every year on Black Friday, several artists drop special releases exclusively to independent record stores like Borderline!  There were tons of great titles this year and we still have a few copies of some of them left in store!  The Ramones, The Rolling Stones, Jerry Garcia, The Bangles, Motley Crue, and Jimmy Hendricks to name a few.   Check them out at our Chicago storefront!

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November Update

New Arrivals:

How about October? So much new music. So many new arrivals. We’ll list some of the most notable ones in this post.  Click on any paragraph to open a new window displaying that product in our store! Click on this paragraph to open our Facebook page in a new window!

Lady Gaga – Joanne.  How can we start by talking about anything else? LADY GAGA released a new album last month! THE Lady Gaga!! The album is called Joanne and it is amazing. Gaga tries a new style that contrasts her previous album – ARTPOP. Jumping from a folk rock feel to Gaga’s famous pop sound and  then finally landing on almost a show tune vibe, this album seems to satisfy a lot of expressive needs for Gaga. The album title and accompanying title song pay tribute to the singer’s late aunt who Gaga cites as inspiration for much of her work. The ballad “Angel Down” is a memorial to the late Trayvon Martin who was a black 17 year old killed by police in 2012. “How could I not say something?” Gaga responded when asked why she wrote the song.  “Dancin’ In Circles” and “Perfect Illusion” are reminiscent of the old Gaga. “Come To Mama” and “Hey Girl” are throwbacks to her days before becoming Lady Gaga and was still performing as Stefani Germanotta – the young Italian girl from New York with a dream of ending up on Broadway someday. “A-YO,” “John Wayne,” and “Diamond Heart” point at a new Gaga – insisting that vocals be raw and real, guitars be featured, and fun be had. We recommend this one for sure!

If you love Gaga, you’ll love her singles, remixes, unreleased tracks, and b-sides! Click here to see a complete list of our Gaga items!!

Melanie C – Version Of Me. This former Spice Girl is back and better than ever with a hot new dance album! Every song shows off why we all loved Sporty Spice in the first place and shows us why we should continue to love her even more each year! Check out the CD by clicking HERE!

Michael Buble – Nobody But Me. He’s back and better than ever! In his ninth studio album, Buble features 3 original songs and 9 covers. He says that this is the most fun he has ever had writing an album and we can tell! A little bit pop, a little bit jazz, a whole lot of good music! Check it out by clicking HERE!

NEW VINYL ARRIVALS

Frank Ocean – Blond. The wait is over. Frank Ocean’s album Blond is finally out on vinyl as an import version, pressed on colored vinyl! The album features guest vocals from Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Yung Lean, André 3000, Sebastian, James Blake, and Kim Burrell among others, and production from Frank Ocean himself, as well as Pharrell Williams, Tyler, The Creator, Jamie xx, Rostam Batmanglij, Om'Mas Keith, and many more. Click here to check it out!

David Bowie – Low. Now in stock on vinyl, a 2016 reissued import of Low pressed on orange vinyl! This 1977 album is one of our favorites from Bowie, written during a tough time in the late artist’s life. This album marked his unique transition into ambient and electronic music.

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Music for Fall!

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The days are getting shorter, the sky is getting gloomier, and the air is getting colder. That can only mean one thing – it’s fall! Whether you’re someone who loves fall or someone who needs a little help getting into the spirit, there is music to bring out the best of the autumn spirit. This post will highlight a few of our autumn favorites at Borderline to help get you into the season!

Brian’s #1 FAVORITE fall band is The Neighbourhood. The dark tones contrasting the fast beats with the singer’s soft, whiney voice droning over the songs makes it the absolute perfect band to listen to on a rainy fall day. Look no further than their first single, “Sweater Weather.” The title is telling enough. Both of The Neighbourhood’s full length albums are available on vinyl at Borderline.

Another Borderline favorite for fall is MADONNA – Chilled, vol 1 & 2! Listen to Madonna in a whole new way with these gorgeous, stripped down versions of her greatest hits! “Beautiful Stranger” features only ambient vocals and a single organ while “Ray Of Light” has full band instruments and almost feels like smooth jazz. The best part of this series is that it features ALL MADONNA’S ACTUAL VOCALS! That’s right, these aren’t covers. They’re chill remixes that couldn’t be any COOLER!  Play this CD on a cold morning with a cup of coffee, or in the background of an evening with some friends over and a bottle of wine. BOTH volumes are available through our ONLINE store! Just click HERE!!

Have you ever had that moment when you’re sitting in a cab or a bus while it’s raining, you’re looking out the window, and the music matches the moment perfectly so you feel like you’re in a music video? (Or that one scene from Lindsey Lohan’s remake of The Parent Trap?) So have we. The perfect album for that moment – Strange Little Birds by the band Garbage. We know you’ve heard Garbage before, and this 2016 album is possibly their best. A little softer than some of their past releases, but still packing a nice punch. CD and Vinyl available in store, CD available online! Click HERE!

Finally, the kings of fall weather music – My Chemical Romance. TWO of their albums were re-released this month. Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge was included in the Ten Bands, One Cause charity fundraiser for which ten albums are reissued on PINK VINYL with the proceeds benefitting breast cancer patients and their caretakers. Also released this month – The Black Parade/Living With Ghosts 10th anniversary LP Vinyl Box Set! Both of these are available in store and sound PERFECT on vinyl. Great for a dark fall night as Halloween approaches.

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September Update!

September Update

August was a month of tremendous new releases to vinyl and CD. Here are some highlights of the past month, as well as new releases this coming month! Remember to click on any paragraph to see the item being described in our store. (Links will open in a new window).

In Stock Now!

July brought two exciting new REMIX COMPILATIONS. The first being Listen Up! Vol. 101. Remixes featuring songs by Adele, Zayn, J Lo, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Nick Jonas, and more. This compilation is available as both a continuous and non-continuous mix. A perfect compilation of summer jams for end-of-summer road trips, parties, or just the commute to and from work!

The second remix compilation was PRIDE 2016! Released the same week as the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, this compilation celebrates LOVE and what it means to be gay.  Remixes, some previously unreleased, feature songs by MADONNA, Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Diana Ross, Deee-lite, and more. The must-have remix compilation of 2016!

The most exciting release this August was the much anticipated new BRITNEY SPEARS album – Glory. Available as a DELUXE EDITION CD, Britney brought her best this time around with what is being called her “best album yet” by critics around the world! Highly danceable but also very modern – Britney seems to not have aged a bit, and she is definitely at the highest point in her career so far! Love it.

Barbra Streisand struck again with her 11th #1 album, her 35th album altogether. Perfectly titled “Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway,” Barbra finds herself among the likes of big movie stars such as Alec Baldwin, Anne Hathaway, Melissa McCarthy, Hugh Jackman, Jamie Foxx, and more singing the best hits Broadway has to offer! Babs, you know we love you!

Fresh off the wax press and now available on VINYL: Beyonce – Lemonade, Drake – Views, Prince – The Black Album, and MADONNA 1983-1992 albums – remastered on 180-Gram Vinyl!

Other new releases we LOVE: Broods – Conscious, Roisin Murphy – Take Her Up To Monto, Blood Orange – Freetown Sound, Ingrid Michaelson – It Doesn’t Have To Make Sense, Lindsey Stirling – Brave Enough, and Kygo – Cloud Nine!

Coming SOON!

Out this week is Chicago band WILCO’s tenth studio album – WILCO  SCHMILCO! Available on CD and Vinyl!

Also out this week, Jack White – ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS 1998-2016! This album, soon to be available on VINYL, features B-Sides, remixes, acoustic versions, demos, new versions of old songs, and some unreleased. We’re excited to hear this one!

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Madonna 2016 Re-Issues! True Blue/Like A Prayer

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TEGAN & SARA RELEASE PARTY/PRIZE GIVEAWAY!

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES:

Short form contest rules:

What: Enter a raffle to win an official Tegan & Sara – LOVE YOU TO DEATH – prize bundle.
How & Where: To enter, purchase Tegan & Sara on CD or Vinyl IN STORE ONLY at Borderline Music.
When: Purchase any time before 7pm on Friday, June 10 (7:00 PM, 6/10/16).
How to win: Raffle winners will be drawn FRIDAY, JUNE 10 between 7-8 PM. (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, 6/10/16)

Long form contest rules:

IN STORE ONLY!  To enter, purchase any TEGAN AND SARA title on CD or Vinyl in the store at Borderline Music. At the checkout counter, you’ll be asked to fill out a raffle ticket. Online orders ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR CONTEST. 

ON FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016 (6/10/16), from 7PM – 8PM, we will be listening to the brand new album by Tegan & Sara – LOVE YOU TO DEATH.  During that time, we will draw winners for an OFFICIAL PRIZE BUNDLE! Contestants MUST be present on Friday between 7-8 PM to claim their prize!  Prize bundles may include any of the following:  An official promotional poster, official Tegan & Sara LOVE YOU TO DEATH sunglasses, official promotional buttons, back catalogue Tegan & Sara vinyl LPs, and official Tegan & Sara stickers.

Bring and wear your prizes to BIG CHICKS in Uptown on Sunday, June 12 beginning at 3PM for their Tegan & Sara ALBUM RELEASE PARTY!

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