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Record Store Day!
This Saturday, April 16, is RECORD STORE DAY 2016 and Borderline Music is an official participant! We'll be opening the door at 9am. We expect a line outside the door so get here early to get the best deals and most titles. We don't have an official complete list of all the titles we're getting in, but we expect MADONNA, GRATEFUL DEAD, BRANDI CARLILE, CHVRCHES, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, JAMES BAY, JOHNNY CASH, FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD, THE WEEKND, FLORENCE & THE MACHINE, WALK THE MOON, FLEETWOOD MAC, DAVID BOWIE, and SO... SO MANY MORE!!!!!
One of our favorite new releases this month is LIGHTS - MIDNIGHT MACHINES. Canadian Electro-Pop star LIGHTS strikes gold by reimagining songs off of her Juno Award winning album - LITTLE MACHINES - by making them acoustic, atmospheric, and super chill. The album includes six acoustic versions of songs off of the parent album including the hit single "Up We Go," as well as two brand new songs. This album is perfect for a night in with a loved one, a dinner party with friends, or just relaxing at the end of a long work day. 5 stars: would definitely recommend! Midnight Machines is available on CD and LIMITED EDITION CLEAR VINYL.
One of the most exciting releases this month was the brand new PET SHOP BOYS record - SUPER! Celebrating 30 years of making music, the Pet Shop Boys return with an album of short stories set to both modern and nostalgic sounds. This album, a sure classic, makes you want to get up and dance and sing along while reminiscing the 90's. Available on CD and Vinyl. Click anywhere in this paragraph to be taken to our store!
Speaking of nostalgia, what do Frank Sinatra, the B-52's, Queen, and Beyonce all have in common? -- They were all influences on Panic! At the Disco's latest release - DEATH OF A BACHELOR. They're not the same pop-punk group you remember from ten years ago -- in fact, they aren't even a "group" anymore. Frontman Brendon Urie has taken full control of the operation and proven that he has what it takes to carry on alone. This album is fun, weird, pop, rock, jazz, modern, classic, and obviously - very eclectic! Available on CD and VINYL now. Check it out!
Any new MADONNA products, Borderline? You betchya! Check out EMMY & THE EMMYS CD in our store by clicking anywhere in this paragraph! Emmy & The Emmys was a group Madonna formed in the late 70's/Early 80's. These recordings were made between 1979 and 1981 and they are GOOD! Some are studio tracks, others are demos and live recordings. The audio quality of some of the live recordings is poor, but this CD is a perfect addition to any Madonna fan's collection!
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Some awesome new releases have found their way into our store. A few of them are some re-issues of our favorite artists on vinyl! Keep reading to check out what's new in the store! (Click on any paragraph to be taken to the page in our store corresponding with the artist or product being discussed!)
We're most excited about THE BEST OF SADE being released on vinyl for the first time! In case you forgot why Sade was your favorite, this vinyl LP is sure to remind you! Another exciting re-issue out this month was Amy Winehouse - FRANK on Vinyl!
Hopefully you already know about Gwen Stefani's new album. Well it's our favorite album from her so far! Hints of old Gwen, hints of No Doubt, and hints of a newer, stronger, more mature Gwen make this album a treat. Check it out on CD! Vinyl is available May 20 but you can pre-order it at a reduced price TODAY! The album is called This Is What The Truth Feels Like.
We're excited about the many major new releases listed in this post along with some of the store news we have to announce! All artist names and titles listed in this post are linked to the shopping page for each artist. Just click on a name and a new window will open containing their products!
First up, DAVID BOWIE! Not only do we have BLACKSTAR back in stock on vinyl, but we also have six of Bowie's classic titles RE-MASTERED and REISSUED on 180-gram vinyl for 2016! The titles available are Hunky Dory, David Bowie AKA Space Oddity, Pinups, Aladdin Sane, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and The Man Who Sold the World. Limited supply available so order while you can!
Alright, enough with the reissues! Let's get to some of our favorite NEW RELEASES!
One of our favorite new releases this year is the most recent album by the 1975! Simply titled I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, this album brings the same glistening guitars, driving beats, and catchy vocal riffs that we fell in love with when the 1975 first got big a couple years ago!
Another favorite new release is MADONNA MASHUPS Vol. 2! This CD takes some of your favorite Madonna hits and mashes them up with songs by some of our other favorite artists including the Scissor Sisters, Justin Timberlake, Tears For Fears, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and more!! You'll be dancing all night long to this one!
Some other new releases we love include Wet - Don't You, Santigold - 99 Cents, and Ke$ha - Demos & Unreleased. The final title is a compilation of Kesha's best unreleased songs -- ones she recorded that didn't make it to a record. A few of the songs on this CD were eventually recorded and officially released by other artists including the Veronicas and Miranda Cosgrove. This CD will remind you why you fell in love with Ke$ha all those years ago! #freekesha
IN STORE PICKUP!
We have a new feature on our site that allows Illinois Residents to select "in-store pickup" at checkout. With this feature, you can do all of your shopping at home and avoid shipping charges by stopping into the store at your own convenience to pick up your reserved titles!
This has been a busy few months for us here at Borderline and we'd like to thank all of our loyal customers and friends who have been along with us the whole way!
We are thrilled following the successful launch of our brand new and improved website! Thank you to everyone who made it such a success. We're also excited to announce the option for in-store pickup from our site. If you are an Illinois resident, just check "in-store pickup" when you get to the shipping page of checkout. No shipping charge and you can do all of your shopping from home!
Now let's talk music.
Sia's "This Is Acting" is the first album I'd like to single out in this post. This conglomeration of songs written for other artists has a kind of natural flow that only Sia could create. The feeling that this truly is a work of art doesn't affect the catchy dance-pop music we're used to hearing from Sia. Some favorites off of this album are "Broken Glass" and "Cheap Thrills;" the latter of which was originally intended for Rihanna whose new album "Anti" just came out as well.
We share with all of our fellow music fanatics in mourning the loss of David Bowie this year. He didn't leave us empty handed though -- Bowie dropped his twenty-fifth album "Blackstar" just days before passing away. Our review: a haunting, jazz influenced masterpiece documenting the emotions and thoughts of someone approaching the end of their life. A stunning final album that will go down in history as one of the best.
Some other albums we're loving so far this year (click on the artist names to be taken to their page!) -- Wet "Don't You", Panic! At the Disco "Death of a Bachelor", Elton John "Crazy Wonderful Life", and Rihanna "ANTI"!
Based on how it's already looking -- we know 2016 is going to be a great year in music! We can't wait to enjoy it with all of you!
Hello from all of us at Borderline!
We're so excited to welcome you to our new website! Borderlinemusic.com has been redesigned to make shopping easier and more fun for our valued customers. Thank you for all of your patience during the transition period -- we know that there were a lot of issues with our old website and that's why we decided to make this change.
On the site, you'll find a much more accessible search function. Search the name of your favorite Borderline artist and you'll see everything they're featured on. Additionally, you can find on our collections page an organized categorization of our products.
We hope you enjoy the new site and thank you again for your support of Borderline Music!