Earshot to start "The Sound"

The Upstate’s only Coalition of Independent Music Stores’ member, Earshot, is launching a new service this week called The Sound.

Online PR News – 06-August-2013 – GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Upstate’s only Coalition of Independent Music Stores’ member, Earshot, is launching a new service this week called The Sound.

“The Sound is about what is happening this week in music,” said Jack Dennis, owner of Earshot. “It is all the things that people in the Upstate need to know about the latest records.”

The Sound will focus weekly on hot releases in the world of modern music, classic albums that made history and what is playing inside Earshot’s location on Laurens Road in Greenville.

New releases this week being highlighted in The Sound include Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” This album includes the hit song, "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell; Michael Franti & Spearhead’s “All People,” which features the hit song "I'm Alive (Life Sounds Like);” and this week’s Spotlight Release of the Week: Alela Diane’s “About Farewell.”

The powerful title track of “About Farewell” addresses the heartache and renewal that trail a failed marriage. After a pair of records that amplified Diane’s aesthetic more along the lines of rustic country, her latest is a return to simpler forms, a testament to the power of an acoustic guitar backing an artist with something to say and with a voice you’d expect from a saloon singer, Dennis said.

“The most devastating thing Alela Diane sings on her new album — and there are many — goes like this: ‘I heard somebody say / That the brightest lights /  Cast the biggest shadows / So honey, I’ve got to let you go,’” Dennis said.

The Sound’s Tribute Album of the Week is The Smashing Pumpkins’ “Siamese Dream,” which was released 20 years ago this week. This was a seminal album in the early 1990s grunge scene, and helped make The Smashing Pumpkins MTV staples. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it number 362 on its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.

Album’s being played inside the Earshot store this week include:
• Daft Punk - Random Access Memories (For Fans of Dance, Pop, Electronica, features the hit Get Lucky)
• Savages - Silence Yourself (For Fans of Post-Punk, Indie Rock)
• Big Star - Nothing Can Hurt Me (For Fans of Power Pop)
• Deafheaven - Sunbather (For Fans of Black Metal, Post-Rock, Shoegaze)
• Jason Isbell - Southeastern (For Fans of Alt. Country, Roots Rock, Former member of Drive-By Truckers)
• Queens of the Stone Age - ....Like Clockwork (For Fans of Hard Rock)
• Palms - Palms (For Fans of Post-Metal, Art-Metal)

About Earshot:
Earshot is the Upstate’s largest fully independent music store and is a member of the Coalition of Independent Music Stores. Located at 1417 Laurens Road in Greenville, Earshot carries a large selection of classic vinyl, latest hits on compact discs, music merchandise and more. Go to www.earshot.com to learn more.