• New Release Round-Up 07-01-16

    New Releases Fri 01 July

    BLINK-182 - California - BMG
    Blink-182 return with a slightly refreshed line up and a brand new album, California featuring the singles "Bored To Death" and "Rabbit Hole". Containing 16 tracks, California features Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Matt Skiba.

    BAT FOR LASHES - The Bride - Warner Bros
    The fourth full-length release for Natasha Khan aka Bat For Lashes is a concept album titled "The Bride" about a woman who takes her honeymoon trip alone after her fiancé was killed just before their wedding.

    SARA WATKINS - Young In All The Wrong Ways - New West Records
    Young In All The Wrong Ways is Sara Watkins' most cohesive and fully realized solo album. The new collection finds her embracing the role of frontwoman following the collaborations of Watkins Family Hour (featuring Sean Watkins, Fiona Apple and Benmont Tench) and Nickel Creek, the hugely successful group she first formed with her brother Sean and Chris Thile. The album is also her most powerful. Personal and revealing, she wrote or co-wrote each of the 10 songs–a first for her. 

    ERIC CLAPTON - Crossroads Revisited: Selections From The Crossroads Guitar Festivals - Rhino
    Nearly four hours of live performances from Eric Clapton's acclaimed Crossroads Guitar Festival are coming to CD for the first time. This new 3 Disc Collection features 41 tracks of landmark performances from all four Crossroads Guitar Festivals, which were held in 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

    JAMES BLAKE - The Colour In Anything - Republic
    2016 album from UK singer-songwriter/producer James Blake with co-writing help from Frank Ocean & additional production by Rick Rubin. The Colour In Anything contains 17 tracks including 'I Need a Forest Fire" featuring Justin Vernon aka Bon Iver.



    American Authors - What We Live For
    Maxwell - blackSUMMERS'night
    Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - The Soft Bounce
    Magic - Primary Colors
    David Bowie - 1966: The Pye Singles
    Van Zant - Red White & Blue (Live)
    Gøggs - Goggs
    Wolf Hoffmann - Headbangers Symphony
    Silent Planet - Everything Was Sound
    Fates Warning - Theories Of Flight [Limited Edition]
    Chelsea Grin - Self Inflicted
    Grace - FMA
    The Point: Original Cast Recording
    Charlie Parker - Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes [2 CD]

    & More .....

    Capsize - Tear Me Apart
    Steven Tyler - We're All Somebody From Somewhere
    David Nail - Good At Tonight - Single
    Dj Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Yo Home To Bel Air / Parents Just Don't Understand [Limited Edition Vinyl Single]


    For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.


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  • 4th of July Sale

    Happy 4th of July!  The Disc Exchange will be closed on the 4th, but take advantage of 20% Off all new and used items and 10% off turntables this Friday through Sunday.  Check out our wide selection of new and used CDs, DVDs, Vinyl records as well as blankets, t-shirts, magazines, books, hats, buttons, stickers and more!

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  • Forecastle Give Away

    Disc ExchangeThe Avett BrothersCrosley Radio, and Forecastle Festival are giving you the chance to win a pair of passes to this year’s festival + a prize pack including a Crosley C100 Turntable and a signed vinyl of The Avett Brothers new album "True Sadness". Just come by the store to enter. Drawing held on July 7. Tickets and Line-up info here:http://www.forecastlefest.com/ 
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  • Al Scorch - Circle Round the Signs

    “The finest country-punk-folk-bluegrass banjo player in the country.” --HUFFINGTON POST
        •    Chicago’s favorite alt-country punk rock banjo player!
        •    Al tore up Texas with a number of SXSW appearances that garnered at least two mentions from NPR music. “..my sentimental favorite had to be Al Scorch, a rumpled Chicagoan whose old-time banjo jams were cut with humor and everyman charm. —Stephen Thompson.
        •    First track recently premiered at Pop Matters. http://www.popmatters.com/post/al-scorch-everybody-out-audio-premiere-new-album/
        •    Al will be on tour all summer.
    Al Scorch grew up in Chicago, with its storied history of corrupt power at the top and righteous fighters and big dreamers at the bottom. From the town that gave the world characters like Studs Terkel, Upton Sinclair, and the anarchists in Bughouse Square, Scorch adds his voice to the choir with the enthusiasm and charisma of a Maxwell Street preacher. With a stentorian bullhorn of a voice, he exhorts not with a holy book in his hand, but a banjo and guitar. He’s a messenger with a conduit, a believer that a soul-stirring song will march you forward.
    Balanced on wedges of punk, old-time string band, American and European folk, and soulful balladry, Al is an entertainer, road warrior, storyteller, and one helluva musician. His Bloodshot debut is on a sonic framework sharing an intersection with the Bad Livers’ lawless next-gen take on traditional country & bluegrass, and Black Flag’s burn-it-all-down revolt and breakneck tempos. Like a punk rock banjo-wielding John Prine or Billy Bragg, Al Scorch writes for the every person.

    Pick up the new album by banjo burner Al Scorch now at the DE! LP ($18.99) and CD ($10.99) Also be sure to check out his upcoming gig at the Jig and Reel on June 18th.

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  • RSD2016

    It's that exciting time of year again--our favorite holiday! We'll be celebrating by opening an hour early ( 9 AM) with all the great indie-only vinyl exclusives! As always, we'll be raffling off some great prizes, including passes to Forecastle Festival and early entry to shop. All proceeds will go to benefit the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley.

    Some of the many other prizes that will be raffled off...

    RSD product:
    Link to titles
    • One copy per title per person.
    • First come first serve--no holds or special orders.
    • No coupon discounts applicable for RSD product.
    • No Returns on RSD product (no exceptions).

    Storewide Sale starting at Noon.
    10% OFF all new items (including t-shirts & turntables), Fleece blankets on sale @ $18.99.
    20%OFFf all used items.
    • Sale items, Consignment, and Record Store Day 16 items excluded!
    • We'll have a bunch of New LPs on sale, with many marked down to at or below cost.

    Bands performing schedule:

    • 12 PM - EmiSunshine - T-shirts and CDS available now at the store.

    It’s impossible to explain the exceptional talents of EmiSunshine, an 11-year-old East Tennessee prodigy who has captured the nation’s attention as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.  Steeped in Appalachian music, she is a true vocal stylist, one who instinctively knows how to interpret the nuances of a song with her impressive range, even though she has yet to gain the life experience and empathy seemingly necessary to fully comprehend the words she sings. Despite a given name that reflects optimism, she is drawn to darker themes of pain, anguish and even murder, like that of The Louvin Brothers, whom she loves.

    • 1 PM - Appalachian Surf Team

    Members: Guitar / Sean Sparbanie- Guitar / Drew Fulton- Bass / Rodney Sheehan- Drums / Austin Polley
    Genre: Surf-Rock
    Hometown: Knoxville, TN

    • 2 PM - Roomsounds

    There’s a reason legions of young rock fans fall in love with their parents’ records. It’s the same reason so many radio stations still play classic rock: Great music never gets old. And it’s what prompted singer and guitarist Ryan Michael to reinvent his sound, leaving behind his teenage past in a Warped Tour band signed to a Warner Bros. subsidiary and relocating from Connecticut to Texas.

    “We wanted to immerse ourselves in the South,” explains Michael. “To be around the best blues and country players. It all just seemed so much more authentic than the shit going on around me.”

    The entire band embraced those influences — Beatles, Stones, Petty, Big Star, Faces and Oasis to new a few. Along with guitarist/vocalist Sam Janik, bassist/vocalist Red Coker and drummer Dan Malone, The Roomsounds make their own sound, initially from a run down industrial space with no heating, cooling or plumbing. They’re now living in a proper house in East Dallas, but not much else has changed. There’s always someone over– beautiful women, musicians and what the band calls ‘permanent guests,” all decked out with long hair and bell-bottoms. They’ve created their own Exile in Dallas and the music shows it.

    • 3 PM - Mountains Like Wax

    Murfreesboro, TN based band Mountains Like Wax is satisfying hungry fans one show at a time with their relentlessly poignant and exuberant Southern post-rock. Having played over fifty plus shows in the past year and counting without a sound recording, they are proving to be a band to watch as they charge to the forefront of Middle Tennessee’s burgeoning indie rock scene. Mitchell Taylor (vocals, guitar), Samuel Katz (guitar), and Preston Vaughn (drums) are now ready to commit their sound to tape and make a rallying cry for their generation as they wrap arms around those begging to know will the future render glory, will it be pliable, or will it melt and fade?

    • 4 PM - La Basura Del Diablo

    Members: *Whitey Mack - Vocals *Chris Howler - Bass *G.W. Swift - Guitar *Mick Dagger - Drums *Carlos Satana - Guitar *Brad Luttrell - Manager
    Genre: Horror Rock & Roll
    Hometown: Old Grey Cemetery, Knoxville, TN

    • 5 PM - Automatic Stops

    Alex Hensley - Guitar/Vocals
    Benton Davis - Bass
    Zack Garner - Drums
    We are a three person band (bass, guitar, drums) in East Tennessee that play alternative, indie, and punk

    Food Etc.

    Crafty Bastard Brewery

    Serving quirky, well-crafted beers in the 4th and Gill neighborhood of downtown Knoxville.

    Crafty Bastard Brewery is a quirky as its name-- serving up the most experimental brews in the region. It utilizes locally-sourced ingredients in its beers, adding spicy chili peppers, pine sprigs, and fresh ginger to its batches and aging its beers in whiskey and gin barrels from nearby distilleries. It's a tiny, 3-barrel brewery, meaning everything out of it is meticulously made for the highest quality product.

    Oishii Knox Food Truck

    Oishii Knox brings Japanese infusion to Knoxville. With our unique twist on BBQ and Japanese food, you're sure to find a dish that you'll love. We start with only the freshest ingredients to create delicious melodies of tastes and colors that are sure to delight the senses. Our renowned Chefs, Paul & Lil Paul, learned the art of cooking from Chefs around Japan and brings with them the tradition of their ancestors and combines it with traditional and new techniques to create his own style of Japanese cuisine. A unique taste that must be experienced, you'll return again and again and find something new with every visit.

    Smoky Mountain Snow

    We make the world's best "Shave Ice". Not "Shaved Ice" but the real deal. Owned and operated by true Tennesseans.

    Save your receipt from RSD and take it down to any Sweet P's BBQ and Soul House restaraunt and Get 20% OFF your food purchase!

    Sweet P's BBQ is headed by front man Chris Ford who has shifted his artistic style from music to the culinary arts of slow cooked foods. This is a BBQ shack with the best juke box in town.come by boat or car.

    We will not be doing used buying on RSD. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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  • Best Sellers: 2015 Edition

    Happy New Year from the Disc Exchange! Click here for lists of the top sellers on CD and LP from 2015. If you're missing out on any of these, stop by the store and pick up a copy. Thanks for a great 2015 and we're looking forward to an even better 2016!

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  • DE Friends and Family Top 10's: 2015

    What were your favorite albums from 2105? Check out the top 10 lists from Disc Exchange employees and some of our good friends here.

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  • Competitor Gift Cards

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  • Store Hours

    Mon - Thur 11AM - 7PM
    Fri - Sat 10AM - 9PM
    Sun 12-7

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    We want to thank everyone who showed us the love on Record Store Day.  We are always hubmled and grateful by the outpouring of support that this great city continues show us.  Remember, RSD isn't only a once a year thing, we celebrate vinyl and independent record stores 365!

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