This week Criminal Records announced that the store will host a New Year's Day listening party for Animal Collective's forthcoming album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, due Jan. 6th on vinyl and Jan. 20th on CD. The album was recorded at Oxford, Mississippi's Sweet Tea Recording Studio with Atlanta's very own Ben Allen (Gnarls Barkley, All the Saints, Constellations) at the helm and is being released by Domino.
The listening party starts at 4 p.m. on Thurs., Jan. 1st. According to Criminal's website the store will be open from noon 'til 6 p.m. or so on New Year's Day and will be offering greens, black-eyed peas and hopefully a few other good luck foods to foster high hopes for the upcoming year.
in the meantime Criminal's free weekly Beer Thirty concerts continue every Saturday afternoon. Thus far the schedule includes:
Dec. 13th -- The Features at 4 p.m.
Jan. 3rd @ -- Electric Cycles (formerly El Capitan) at 4 p.m.
Jan. 17th -- Batata Doce at 4 p.m.
Feb. 7th -- Young Antiques at 4 p.m.
Bands or DJs interested in performing can contact Shannon@criminal.com for details and availability.
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