Week Ending 9/1/2017
*I'm resending last week's message (new CIMS Charts are below) as we were experiencing technical difficulties with our bulk email operations at the time and I'm not sure everyone received.*
I would like to thank everyone who met with the RSD Summer Camp mob last week in New Orleans. We conducted group meetings with Sony, The Orchard, ADA, WEA, Universal/Caroline/INgrooves and Alliance, and several labels and music industry vendors set up during our Vendor Fair, which we expanded this year to great success.
Other highlights included: Keynote discussions with Lee Foster from Electric Lady Studios and Darryl McDaniels of RUN-DMC; panels and presentations on Furnace Record Pressing from Eric Astor, Record Store Day Japan from Mark Honne and Madoka Sugaya, and the Physical Business Action Committee from Terry Currier and John Kunz; a presentation of $10,000 to the Pablove Foundation from the RSD Celebrates the Music of Leonard Cohen project from Rand Foster; a presentation on running successful in-stores from Rand Foster; a great presentation by Lisa Foster from Guestroom Records on women in the retail music business; a label spotlight on Light and the Attic with Abby Goldsmith and Jon Treneff; and a presentation on Sonos in the modern record store from Kris Peterson and Matt Vaughan.
Add to all that nighttime label showcases from Dangerbird, Righteous Babe, Swoon City Records, Sony Music, Baker and Taylor and WEA/ADA and a good time was had by all.
Thanks everybody for your participation and support – see you next year.
Coalition of Independent Music Stores
The Record Exchange
1105 W. Idaho Street
Boise, ID 83702
208.343.0107 x3 office
Here's what the CIMS staffers are fancying this week:
Andrea Paschal - CIMS/ThinkIndie General Manager
Spoon- Hot Thoughts (Matador)
Love this record from start to finish. One of those albums to me where every song is so good that you start to feel like it is a greatest hits record, except they are all new songs! "Can I Sit Next to You" is the current fave.
Nick Campbell - ThinkIndie Warehouse Manager
Priests- Nothing Feels Natural (Sister Polygon)
Priests’ first album, Bodies and Control and Money and Power, is a blaring, gnarly blast of post-punk fury. It’ll make you feel like you’re in trouble or are about to start some. Their new album softens some of the edges and allows lead singer Katie Alice Greer to do more singing than screaming. The title track is what I caught first and, while not the best introduction to their overall sound, it’s a good’n.
Scott Register - ThinkIndie A&R
Queens of the Stone Age- Villains (Matador)
Not sure what I was expecting from this album, but what I got is just fine by me. It’s like a crazy road trip! Ups, downs, rights, lefts…you never know what’s around the next turn. My favorite tracks are "The Evil Has Landed," "Feet Don’t Fail Me," "Fortress" and "The Way You Used To Do." It’s a rock record, it’s an electronic dance record, it’s a party record, it’s an introspective record…it’s a whole lot of things but all in all it’s a great listen.