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New & Recent Releases: Week of 11/28/06!

Since it's HOLIDAY TIME, all of your favorite record labels take a short break from putting out new albums, which is why this new release list is so sparse. Keep reading for lot's of cool new stuff that we DO have!

The New Stuff
Acid Mothers Temple- Day Before the Sky Fell In
Clash- Singles Box Set
Clipse- Hell Hath No Fury
Incubus- Light Grenades
Mark Kozelek- Little Drummer Boy (live)
Midlake- Milkmaid Grand Army EP

The Cool Stuff
**We still have plenty of those TOM WAITS "ORPHANS" limited edition box sets in! Please note that the boxed version IS limited, and it is technically, as of last week, OUT OF PRINT! But we still have stock so be sure to come get one while you can...tell all of your friends!
**As you may have seen in a previous bulletin, we have stocked up on TONS of new rock/film/monster t-shirts. Perfect holiday gifts! All sizes and styles! Also check out our new awesome t-shirt racks, which were installed today by our own handyman Adam Fitz.
**NEW MAGAZINES: Bust, Harp, No Depression, Skyscraper, Adbusters, DIW, Big Takeover, Paste, Filter, etc. (New issues of Venus and Punk Planet should be in soon).
**And our Criterion DVD section is still in effect, please take advantage while you can. "Grey Gardens"! "Jubilee"! "Brazil"! etc.

Thanks everyone!
xo Laurie's staffers

posted by the tainted love at 11/29/2006 07:18:00 PM

New T-Shirts in Stock Now!

Attention holiday shoppers!

We got in a fresh truck load of awesome rock and movie t-shirts from your faves like:

David Bowie!

Pink Floyd!

Cheap Trick!

Sun Records!

and tons more (Velvet Underground, AC/DC, Cursive, Siouxsie, Dr. Who, Beatles Movies, Monsters, Bad Brains, Gang of Four...and still more!!)

posted by Sam at 11/29/2006 11:40:00 AM

Ho x 3!

Hurry on in for festive Christmas music from the likes of Johnny Cash, Sufjan Stevens, Aimee Mann, Andy Williams and more!

Delight to the smell of fresh wood as you browse the LPs in the new racks!

If you are hoping to give or recieve Tom Waits Orphans in the fancy limited edition, you best hurry and buy it now! We've heard it won't be around much longer, but you know how rumours go.

Not much in the way of new releases this week, except for this rain coming down now!

posted by Sam at 11/29/2006 11:28:00 AM

Laurie's gets rave reviews in the Chicago Tribune!

From today's issue, "Local Record Stores a Sea of Buried Treasue" in the "On the Town" section!

Since expanding a few years ago, Laurie's has increased its lot of cult DVDs, adding to the charm of an unpretentious Lincoln Square spot that's that's perhaps the only decent record shop both north of Belmont and east of Kedzie. Indie-rock and meat-and-potatoes rock afficianados will be delighted, but Laurie's also carries well-chosen batches of country. garage-rock, local music, and hip-hop. . .Those hoping to score titles that might've been purged from grandma's attic will like the used [LP] section."

Thanks, Bob Gendron!

posted by the tainted love at 11/24/2006 05:06:00 PM

New & Recent Releases: 11/21/06!

Hey all,
Be sure to come by on Black Friday and stock up on the Tom Waits box set, which is already out of print! Luckily, we have a small stockpile of 'em- first come first serve! Oh, and check out our Christmas section to get yourself in that holiday spirit!
Also, we will be CLOSED ON THANKSGIVING DAY, just so ya know!
Happy holidays,
xo Laurie's

CDs and stuff
Beatles- Love
Cheer Accident- What Sequel?
Crime in Choir- Trumpery Metier
Damn Sam the Miracle Man- S/T
Bob Dylan- Modern Times (deluxe CD/DVD)
Jay-Z- Kingdom Come
Simon Joyner- Skeleton Blues
Killswitch Engage- As Daylight Dies
Low- Christmas (restock)
Freddie Mercury- Liver of Life (solo)
Mirah- Joyride: Remixes CD/LP
Joanna Newsom- Ys CD/LP
Oasis- Stop Clocks
Rockin' Vickers- Complete It's Alright
Justin Sconza- Paint by Numbers
Snoop Dogg- Tha Blue Carpet Treatment
Sufjan Stevens- Songs for Christmas (5 CD/EP box set!)
Summer Hymns- Backward Masks
Swan Lake- Beast Moans (mbrs. of Destroyer, Frog Eyes, Wolf Parade)
This is My Fist- A History of Rats
Ultra Dolphins- Mar
U2- U218 Singles
V/A- Plague Songs
Tom Waits- Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (box set!)

An Inconvenient Truth
David Bowie: Under Review 1976-1979 Berlin
John Cale: An Exploration
Don't Need You: The Herstory of Riot Grrrl
Dr. Katz Season 2
Mission of Burma: This is not a Photograph
Nirvana: In Utero, Under Review
U2- U218 Singles
Tom Waits- Under Review 1971-1982
What We Want, What We Believe: The Black Panther Party Library
Wendy O. Williams: 10 Years of Revolutionary Rock

posted by the tainted love at 11/22/2006 07:49:00 PM

Laurie's is NEW & IMPROVED! 2000+ new records!

Dear Faithful Customers:

As of this morning, Laurie's POS has a greatly expanded VINYL section. Thanks to our brand new vinyl racks, we've got a spacey new layout and space for all of the 2000+ (used and new) records that have been laying around in storage.

The beautiful new vinyl racks were designed and built by Chicago's own jack-of-all-trades Conrad Freiburg (artist and craftsman extraordinaire).

Also, we just assembled our annual killer Christmas section, with Christmas-related CDs/LPs/DVDs/VHS/Laserdiscs/Etc.

Come by and check us out. It smells like Home Depot (ie: woodsy) in here!

posted by the tainted love at 11/21/2006 11:58:00 AM

New & Recent Releases: 11/14/06

Leonard Cohen- I'm Your Man
Electric Company- Best Of V.2
Forbidden Planet (50th Anniversary Edition)
Strangers With Candy (movie)

+44- When Your Heart Stops Beating (ex-Blink 182!)
Busta Rhymes and DJ Drama- Crown
Johnny Cash- At San Quentin (deluxe 3-disc set)
Commander Venus- Uneventful Vacation (reissue, Conor from Bright Eyes!)
Graham Coxon- Love Travels at Illegal Speeds
Current 93/Om- Inerrant Rays Infallible Sun
Dat Politics- Are Oui Phoney
Dead Moon- Dead Moon Night & 13 Off My...
Detholz!- Cast Out Devils
Game- Doctor's Advocate
Nanci Griffith- Ruby's Torch
Heart Attacks- Hellbound!
Him- Uneasy Listening
I-Between 2 Worlds
Me First & the Gimme Gimmies- Love...
Walter Meego- Romantic
Joanna Newsom- Ys
Paybacks- Love Not Reason
Damien Rice- 9
Samiam- Whatever's Got You Down
Tahiti 80- Fosbury
Tenacious D- Tenacious D in Pick of Destiny
(And You Will Know Us By the) Trail of the Dead- So Divided
Tom Waits- Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (box)
White Magic- Dat Rosa Mel Apibus
Neil Young & Crazy Horse- Live at the Fillmore East

Oh yeah, and we got the new "MOJO" magazine in!

Joe Strummer solo albums!
V/A- No New York!
Gorilla Biscuits- Start Today!
Flipper- Blowin' Chunks LP!
Big Boys- Lullabies/No Matter How LP!
Crime- San Francisco's Still Doomed LP!
Saints- I'm Stranded LP!
Slits- Cut LP!
7 Seconds- Crew LP!
Fugazi- 3 Songs 7"!
Smoking Popes- Before I'm Gone 7"!

We have a great new section of Criterion DVD's for all you film snoots out there! Just a tiny sampling of what we have in stock (from the popular to the obscure): Black Orphans, 8&1/2, Seven Samurai, Umberto P, Brazil, Ikiro, Jubilee, Naked Lunch, Eyes Without a Face, Monterey Pop, Dazed & Confused, Withnail & I, Solaris, Kicking and Screaming, and a ton more!

posted by the tainted love at 11/14/2006 03:29:00 PM

New & Recent Releases: 11/7/06

Isobell Campbell- Milk White Sheets
Karen Dalton- In My Own Time
El Perro Del Mar- S/T
Evens- Get Evens
Foo Fighters- Skin & Bones (Live)
PJ Harvey- Peel Sessions 1991-2004
Heartattacks- Too Cool For School
Jenny Hoysten & William Elliott Whitmore- Hallways
I Am Robot & Proud- Electricity in Your House...
Marah- Sooner or Later in Spain CD/DVD
Math & Physics Club- S/T
Jackie Mittoo- Wishbone
Momus- Ocky Milk
Mountain Goats- Bitter Melon Farm
Mountain Goats- Ghana
Mountain Goats- Zopilote Machine
Willie Nelson- Songbird
Owen- At Home W/Owen
Pavement- Wowee Zowee: Sordid (2CD+book)
Pinebender- Working Nine to Wolf
Ultra Dolphins- Mar

Cinema Paradiso
Harry Smith Project Live
Make Up- In Film/On Videos
Nirvana- Live/Tonight/Sold
Transformers Movie 20th Anniversary Ed.
Ultimate Flint Collection

Dave Bazan- Christmas 7"
Pogues- If I Should Fall From Grace
Pogues- Rum, Sodomy & the Lash
V/A- American Hardcore Sdtk.
Wipers- Is This Real?
Wire- Pink Flag
Wire- Chairs Missing
Wire- 154

Thanks, folks! Hope to see you soon!
-Laurie's staffers

posted by the tainted love at 11/07/2006 04:52:00 PM

Free Tenacious D Movie Passes!

Dude! We have a few passes for the new Tenacious D movie The Pick of Destiny! Just come into the store and entertain the staffer on duty for your free pass (each pass admits two). The screening is Monday November 13, 2006 at 7pm, AMC River East - 322 E Illinois. Offer good while supplies last, void where prohibited, blah blah.

posted by Sam at 11/03/2006 04:12:00 PM

New & Recent Releases: 10/31/06

Apologies for being a little late on our new release updates this week! Following are all of our 10/31 releases:

Joy Division- Under Review
My Morning Jacket- Okonokos Concert
Tales of Rat Fink
Who- Live @ the Isle of Wright (reissue, w/bonus stuff)

Animal Collective- Hollinndagain (reissue, live)
Bad Brains- Live CBGBs 1982
Borat Sdtk.
Borknagar- Origin
Deftones- Saturday Night Wrist
Dosh- Lost Talker
Exploding Hearts- Shattered
Fever Tree- Fever Tree/Another Time...
Gob Iron- Death Songs For Living
Woody Guthrie- Some Folk (4cd Proper box)
Haunted- Dead Eye
Icy Demons- Tears of a Clone
Isis- In Absence of Truth
Knife- Deep Cuts
Lady Sovereign- Public Warning
Nellie McKay- Pretty Little Head
Mogwai- Come On Die Young (reissue)
Willie Nelson- Songbird
Jack Nitzsche- St. Giles Cripplegate
Anders Parker- S/T
Residents- Tweedles (CD+book)
Sunn O)))/Boris- Altar
V/A- Girl Monster (3 cds)
Who- Endless Wire

Ladytron- 604
Ladytron- Light & Magic

Thanks all!

posted by the tainted love at 11/02/2006 11:41:00 AM