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    NEWSLETTERS

    Erin McCormack

    This has been a great week for new releases. From the Morning Benders and Frightened Rabbit to the Liars and Ahmed Janka Nabay, it is a good week to be a music lover. Well, it's always a good week to be a music lover, this is just an especially good week. Plus, we have some really great in-stores coming up. And did I mention Record Store Day is only a month away? Oh, boy! M-Theory is getting prepped for a great RDS on April 17. Many more details to come.

    The Morning Benders and Surfer Blood are appearing at a double-header in-store performance on Friday, March 26, starting at 5 p.m.: The Morning Benders new album, Big Echo (Rough Trade), is one of the great new releases of the week, and we are thrilled to have them come play for us at the store. Keep in mind they will be playing at 5 p.m. -- a little earlier than usual -- so leave work in time to  get here. Apparently, they're friends with the guys in Surfer Blood, so we're doubling up the bill. We may even be lucky enough to see some mixing and matching of the band members between the sets. If you haven't heard Surfer Blood's release Astro Coast (Kanine), you don't know what you're missing. It's indie rock in all it's pop glory, with these Florida boys doing it right. This will be a killer in-store. See you here. 

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    M-Theory's in-store went "Back to the Wild" on Monday night.

    Looking farther out, on Wednesday, April 7, at 6 p.m., we'll have an in-store performance by Exene Cervenka of legendary punk band X. Yea you heard right and it's her only San Diego appearance. This is a very special treat, and I feel honored to be a part of this. Come grab a copy of her latest release, Somewhere Gone (Bloodshot), and then come back for the show. You know you don't want to miss this one!

    This Week's New Releases:

    • The Morning Benders: Big Echo (Rough Trade)
    • Broken Bells: Broken Bells (Columbia)
    • The Gorillaz: Plastic Beach (Virgin)
    • Ted Leo and the Pharmacist: The Brutalist Bricks (Matador)
    • Liars: Sisterworld (Mute)
    • Pavement: Quarantine the Past: The Best of Pavement (Matador)
    • Miles Kurosky: The Desert of Shallow Effects" (Major Domo, Beulah frontman's solo debut)
    • JJ: JJ No. 3 (Secretly Canadian)
    • Jimi Hendrix: Valleys of Neptune (Sony/Legacy/Experience Hendrix)
    • Titus Andronicus: The Monitor (XL)
    • Ben Harper an Relentless 7: Live From the Montreal Jazz Festival (Virgin)
    • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Beat the Devil's Tattoo (Abstract Dragon/ Vagrant)
    • The Besnard Lakes: Are the Roaring Night (Jagjaguwar)
    • Coconuts: Coconuts (No Quarter)
    • Gonjasufi: A Sufi and a Killer (Warp)
    • Frightened Rabbit: The Winter of Mixed Drinks" (Fat Cat)
    • V/A "Black Man's Cry: The Inspiration of Fela Kuti (Now Again)
    • Ahmed Janka Nabay: Bubu King (True Panther Sounds)


    Top Sellers/Frequent In-Store-Play Albums List:

    • Phantogram: Eyelid Movies (Barsuk)
    • Built to Spill: There Is No Enemy (Warner)
    • Malachai: Ugly Side of Love (Domino)
    • Langhorne Slim: Be Set Free (Kemado)
    • Addiquit: @ (Dead Rich)
    • Big Pink: A Brief History of Love (4AD)
    • Fugazi: Instrument Soundtrack (Dishord)
    • Album Leaf: A Chorus of Storytellers (Sub Pop)