Dawes will release a limited-edition double LP pressing of We’re All Gonna Live, the first official live concert recording from the band, via their own HUB Records, on November 25th to celebrate Small Business Saturday. The album will be available at participating independent record stores, like you know, fingerprints. Dawes recorded the fifteen-song We’re All Gonna Live during the first four shows of their 2017 “An Evening With Dawes” tour, and the album contains live versions of fan favorites and new originals including “When The Tequila Runs Out,” “Roll With The Punches,” “A Little Bit of Everything,” “Things Happen,” and “All Your Favorite Bands” (full track list on the back of the album).
The band will appear here at Fingerprints for an intimate in-store performance and signing on November 25th at 4:00pm.
Lead singer Taylor Goldsmith also recorded a video for Record Store Day about the importance of independent record stores and the band’s involvement in Small Business Saturday, saying: “When you come to a record store that is a small business, they’re going to really care about what you’re looking for, and what you identify with. You’re supporting people that care as much about music as you do to continue that love of music. In a lot of ways we like to perceive ourselves as a small business, as owners of our label, and so to get to be part of Small Business Saturday and celebrate that in anyway is obviously exciting for us.” Watch the video in the comments below.
We have a very limited quantity of We’re All Gonna Live coming in, so will be opening the guest list with a very special “bring a friend” package, including a copy of the live album, and a plus 1 for the show. This event will hit capacity, so we do not suggest you sleep on this one. Pre-order your copy of We’re All Gonna Live ($12.99) in person, or by calling 562.433.4996.
Did we mention that we turned 25 this year? Okay, but did we mention it enough times? Does it help that we mainly mention it when we’re announcing a sale? This weekend; 20% off NEW & USED CDs, LPs, DVDs, and Blurays. There is free parking in the lot across the street all weekend. 20% off Sale only applies to Green or Yellow tags, orange tagged items are priced as marked (and they’re probably already on sale). That’s the short version; 20% off (almost) store-wide sale. 25 feels pretty good, but we’re now officially on our way to 26. Come down and help us on our way. Oh, and thanks for the past support. Seriously, there have been some bumps over the past 25 years, and it’s only because of the support from folks like you that we’re still here slinging records and playing music. So thanks. Now go find a bargain.
Bonus: The guys from Snow Shop[pe], the best shaved ice you’ve ever had, are looking to open here in Long Beach, and to test the waters, they’re going to have a pop-up shop here in the shop with $3.00 shave ices from Noon-3:00 on Monday.
Starting with 2010′s debut long player, With Ears To See & Eyes To Hear, Sleeping with Sirens have been an unstoppable force, pushing themselves to new sonic landscapes with each release. After years of Warped Tours, numerous awards, and the growth of a die hard fan base, the boys are ready to release what they consider their master work, Gossip. The upcoming fifth album boasts their signature sound — soaring and almost unbelievably high vocals, catchy riffs, and concise beats — while achieving the artistic sound they’ve been yearning for.
The album is not only a study in creative growth, but in personal growth as well. See what frontman Kellin Quinn had to say about the release: “The story of Gossip really begins in me transitioning from a boy to a man. I grew up basically my entire life playing music in this group. This record is me figuring out who I’m suppose to be as a musician, a husband, and a father. It’s a hard, scary, rewarding, and daring process that gets chronicled in the lyrics, Musically, I feel like it’s the first Sirens record that sounds specifically like us. We took chances, experimented, and continued to do what we do best: create art. It’s something new. It has an authentic sound that we’ve been working towards all this time”.
Check out the albums triumphant lead single, ‘Legends‘
Holy smokes, Hanni El Khatib is coming in for an in-store. All right, now that everyone who’s familiar with Hanni’s music is on the way to RSVP, let’s talk about why this is huge news. Hanni showed up on our radar when the pre-release of his debut album, Will The guns Come Out landed on our desk, and within the matter of days became a unanimous staff favorite, resulting in our first ever “don’t play this more than once per shift” rule. Seriously. Since then, Hanni has released two other albums, including Head in the Dirt, which was recorded with Dan Auerbach. While a fiery and electric live performer, Hanni plays much less frequently than we’d like to see him, making this live performance even more special.
Savage Times is the new album, and while with every release we’ve gotten to see a new color in Hanni’s impressive pallet, with Savage Times the goal was to reach into uncharted territory, including the addition of new instruments, approaching writing differently, embracing fresh ideas, and following new instincts. The result ranges from garage rock to punk to disco, hip-hop and even some unexpected solo-guitar self-portraiture.
We couldn’t be happier to be able to host this release day in-store for the unveiling of these new sides to Hanni El Khatib.
Here’s some press:
“This is catchy rock at its finest” – PIGEONS & PLANES
“Hanni El Khatib has been on an unreal creative streak lately” – NOISEY
“Sounds somewhat like a happy marriage between The Black Keys and Nirvana.” – INTERVIEW
“It’s like a maturation of Rae Sremmurd’s youthful hedonism wrapped in guitar strings and catchy grooves.” – Stereogum
Savage Times is released on Friday February 17th on CD and in a stunning 3×10” vinyl box set. The guest list for this event is open with pre-order of either, in person or on the phone at 562.433.4996. If space allows when we’re closer, we’ll open first come first served (with RSVP). Priority entry and an event poster for the folks who pre-order.
|EMILY KINNEY – Live In-Store Performance
|Wednesday, April 27th 7:00pm
A lot of us first encountered Emily Kinney’s musical side when she performed Tom Waits’ song Hold On on AMC’s hit television series, The Walking Dead. Emily recently released an album of original material called, “This Is War” and the response has been overwhelmingly positive, especially in areas where fans have had the chance to see her perform, where her joy in playing shines so brightly. We’re extremely excited that she will be here next Wednesday to perform and meet fans.
If you want a mix-tape setting, she would fit nicely in a mix with She & Him and Haxahatchee.
Check out her Treehouse Session for a sample.
We’ve opened the guest list first come first served, but if you pick up a copy of This is War, you’ll receive priority entry, a wristband for the meet & greet, and an event poster. RSVP to 562.433.4996
|THE READY SET – Live In-Store Performance|
|Saturday, April 2nd 2:00pm
Talk about a buzz. Jordan Mark Witzigreuter, known by his stage name The Ready Set, is an American electropop singer-songwriter from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is the lead vocalist and sole member of the act, using a backup band while on tour. The story started with a debut album on Decaydance, Pete Wentz’ (of Fallout Boy) label, then on to Sire for a major label debut, which included the smash Love Like Woe. Jordan is back on an indie (Hopeless) for I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love, due out on April 8th.
Since LA is home these days, this solo acoustic event will be the wind-up of a national set-up run.
Good Enough - The new single
YouTube Page There’s a lot of older stuff on The Ready Set home page, including …
Love Like Woe The single that started it all (23 million views)
We are opening the guest list for this event with pre-order of I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love, and if there’s still space once we’re closer, we’ll open it first come first serve with RSVP. Pre-order at 562.433.4995or in person.
|RICK SPRINGFIELD – Live In-Store Performance
|Friday, February 19th 7:00pmIf you had told me, way back when I spent all my free time hanging out in record stores, that one day I would be telling you that Rick Springfield is coming into play at Fingerprints, I would have said “what’s Fingerprints?” Then I would have said how do I get in, and damn that’s cool. Read on to see how, then join me in talking about how cool it’s going to be to see Rick on our little stage. Heads up, this one is dangerously close to capacity, so waiting will not work out well.
With a career that includes stints as a singer, songwriter, producer, author and actor – Rick Springfield is not only a household name, but also an entertainment icon. On the 19th, Rick will be bringing it back to where it started, celebrating the release of his new album, Rocket Science.
We have opened the guest list with purchase of Rocket Science and there are less than fifty spots left. RSVP/pre-order in person or by calling 562.433.4996. This will be a capacity event.