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Record Store Day

So tomorrow is Record Store Day as most of you know. Labels put together really great releases and reissues EXCLUSIVELY at your local shop. There will be a bunch of labels trying to sell you new stuff and have discounted sales online; PLEASE don’t buy them, there was a reason RSD was created and it has been a huge success bringing back a community of people to recognize and appreciate what record stores do for all of us in music. Those labels have every other day of the year to pull you in, it’s really unfair to drain people of their money before they get the chance to sleep the night before Record Store Day. I Am Shark’s store will be closed tomorrow for that fact.  All I ask, is that you get up off of your ass tomorrow, go to your local shop, and take a chance on a new album or buy record that means the world to you. Thanks - Craig

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POZ Video Premiere: The Story Changes - “Long Distance (ALL Cover)”

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Have a bunch of merch left over from Comic-Con and need to get rid of it! Started cleaning out the I Am Shark office yesterday, so we’re having a Spring Cleaning Sale. 20% of all Apparel and Music - use ‘SPRINGCLEANING’ at checkouthttp://iamshark.limitedrun.com/

Have a bunch of merch left over from Comic-Con and need to get rid of it! Started cleaning out the I Am Shark office yesterday, so we’re having a Spring Cleaning Sale. 20% of all Apparel and Music - use ‘SPRINGCLEANING’ at checkout

http://iamshark.limitedrun.com/

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STAN LEE!

STAN LEE!

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STORE FEATURE OF THE WEEK: Explosions in the Sky - The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Placehttp://iamshark.limitedrun.com/products/522017-explosions-in-the-sky-the-earth-is-not-a-cold-dead-place-2xlpExplosions In The Sky’s The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place like many other music fans, was a huge gateway for my music tastes into the world of post-rock / ambient / shoe gaze (i.e. the good boring stuff). This band really brings it all to the table through an entire album. They building mountains of twinkling guitar swells and melodic picking, then set a sweeping fire to the scene with a dramatic crescendo of aggressive droning and drums that march towards the songs unravel. The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place will have your mind memorize all of the timing between the notes and picking apart each instrument to focus on. This album is perfect mix to either give full listening attention too or just for background music while your focus is elsewhere, motivating you heedlessly.After I was hooked with this album, playing it through and through, I wanted to get a close friend with similar musical tastes into this record as well. At first it didn’t work, played it a few times, not even a brief mention or ask of what was playing. Then after a show and late night of hanging out in Pittsburgh, I decided to put this album on during the drive home as it helped me concentrate on the road. The opening track takes a little bit to build into the groove, and for some reason that night; the drive timed out perfectly. We drove through and out of the Fort Pitt Tunnels opening up to an immaculate view of Pittsburgh’s skyline all lit up and glowing against a black night sky. My friend looked over and wide eyes and demanded to know what this album was, he was captivated by everything that was going on, and it was refreshing to see someone get excited about music again. At that point, I really understood the importance of personal environment and surroundings that are involved into listening to music. This really propelled me to take a step into the world of soundtracks / scores as I wanted to give people that compelling moment and feeling they got during a certain scene in a film when their attention sparks up.http://iamshark.limitedrun.com/products/522017-explosions-in-the-sky-the-earth-is-not-a-cold-dead-place-2xlp

STORE FEATURE OF THE WEEK: 
Explosions in the Sky - The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place

http://iamshark.limitedrun.com/products/522017-explosions-in-the-sky-the-earth-is-not-a-cold-dead-place-2xlp

Explosions In The Sky’s The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place like many other music fans, was a huge gateway for my music tastes into the world of post-rock / ambient / shoe gaze (i.e. the good boring stuff). This band really brings it all to the table through an entire album. They building mountains of twinkling guitar swells and melodic picking, then set a sweeping fire to the scene with a dramatic crescendo of aggressive droning and drums that march towards the songs unravel. The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place will have your mind memorize all of the timing between the notes and picking apart each instrument to focus on. This album is perfect mix to either give full listening attention too or just for background music while your focus is elsewhere, motivating you heedlessly.

After I was hooked with this album, playing it through and through, I wanted to get a close friend with similar musical tastes into this record as well. At first it didn’t work, played it a few times, not even a brief mention or ask of what was playing. Then after a show and late night of hanging out in Pittsburgh, I decided to put this album on during the drive home as it helped me concentrate on the road. The opening track takes a little bit to build into the groove, and for some reason that night; the drive timed out perfectly. We drove through and out of the Fort Pitt Tunnels opening up to an immaculate view of Pittsburgh’s skyline all lit up and glowing against a black night sky. My friend looked over and wide eyes and demanded to know what this album was, he was captivated by everything that was going on, and it was refreshing to see someone get excited about music again. At that point, I really understood the importance of personal environment and surroundings that are involved into listening to music. This really propelled me to take a step into the world of soundtracks / scores as I wanted to give people that compelling moment and feeling they got during a certain scene in a film when their attention sparks up.

http://iamshark.limitedrun.com/products/522017-explosions-in-the-sky-the-earth-is-not-a-cold-dead-place-2xlp

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The Story Changes have recently announced and started dates this weekend for their spring touring schedule. They’ll be supporting their latest full-length, Static And Trembling, which has been praised for it’s 90’s throwback sound and production. The tour dates include a short run with JT Woodruff of Hawthorne Heights, more dates in May/June to follow.
Static And Trembling available via I AM SHARK on Vinyl/CD/Digital here: http://iamshark.limitedrun.com
Tour Dates
Fri. 2/28 - Portsmouth, OH @ Dickens’ PubSat. 3/1 - Richmond, VA @ CamelSun. 3/2 - Virginia Beach @ Hook UpFri. 3/7 - Louisville, KY @ Spinelli’s Downtown Fri. 3/14 - Dayton, OH @ The Canal Public House ^Sat. 3/15- Greenville, OH @ The Coffee Pot - *Mark acoustic set ^Sun. 3/23 - Columbus, OH @ O’Sheckys ^Fri. 3/28 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s ^Sat. 3/29 - Girard, OH @ Crawlspace Concert Club ^Sun. 3/30 - Jeannette, PA @ Keynote Cafe ^^ w/ JT Woodruff (Hawthorne Heights)
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thestorychangesTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/thestorychanges

The Story Changes have recently announced and started dates this weekend for their spring touring schedule. They’ll be supporting their latest full-length, Static And Trembling, which has been praised for it’s 90’s throwback sound and production. The tour dates include a short run with JT Woodruff of Hawthorne Heights, more dates in May/June to follow.

Static And Trembling available via I AM SHARK on Vinyl/CD/Digital here: http://iamshark.limitedrun.com


Tour Dates

Fri. 2/28 - Portsmouth, OH @ Dickens’ Pub
Sat. 3/1 - Richmond, VA @ Camel
Sun. 3/2 - Virginia Beach @ Hook Up
Fri. 3/7 - Louisville, KY @ Spinelli’s Downtown 
Fri. 3/14 - Dayton, OH @ The Canal Public House ^
Sat. 3/15- Greenville, OH @ The Coffee Pot - *Mark acoustic set ^
Sun. 3/23 - Columbus, OH @ O’Sheckys ^
Fri. 3/28 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s ^
Sat. 3/29 - Girard, OH @ Crawlspace Concert Club ^
Sun. 3/30 - Jeannette, PA @ Keynote Cafe ^

^ w/ JT Woodruff (Hawthorne Heights)

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thestorychanges
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thestorychanges

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STORE FEATURE OF THE WEEK:
Damiera - M(US)IC
http://iamshark.limitedrun.com/products/512362-damiera-m-us-ic-lpThere aren’t many records out there that leave me in awe after years of constant replaying, but Damiera’s first full-length album, M(US)IC, has definitely held its ground and made a strong keystone in my music collection. I’m fortunate enough to have seen these intricate and compelling songs played live countless times, and it still hasn’t lost it’s taste. This album has a perfect blend of angular math rock and catchy pop riffs, and you’ll be hearing new drum fills and noodly guitar lines every listen. M(US)IC was reissued on 180 gram clear vinyl by Vega Vinyl and we have a few copies still left in the store, which I highly suggest you pick up and call your own.For fans of: At The Drive In, Faraquet, Into It. Over It., The Fall of Troyhttp://iamshark.limitedrun.com/products/512362-damiera-m-us-ic-lp

STORE FEATURE OF THE WEEK:

Damiera - M(US)IC

http://iamshark.limitedrun.com/products/512362-damiera-m-us-ic-lp

There aren’t many records out there that leave me in awe after years of constant replaying, but Damiera’s first full-length album, M(US)IC, has definitely held its ground and made a strong keystone in my music collection. I’m fortunate enough to have seen these intricate and compelling songs played live countless times, and it still hasn’t lost it’s taste. This album has a perfect blend of angular math rock and catchy pop riffs, and you’ll be hearing new drum fills and noodly guitar lines every listen. M(US)IC was reissued on 180 gram clear vinyl by Vega Vinyl and we have a few copies still left in the store, which I highly suggest you pick up and call your own.

For fans of: At The Drive InFaraquetInto It. Over It.The Fall of Troy

http://iamshark.limitedrun.com/products/512362-damiera-m-us-ic-lp

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#regram from @theltdpress enjoying the #starwars 2xLP’s! Get ‘em at IAMSHARK.NET #vinyl

#regram from @theltdpress enjoying the #starwars 2xLP’s! Get ‘em at IAMSHARK.NET #vinyl

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Put up a bunch of music in the clearance section; $1 CD’s, $3 7-inches, $7 LP’s. Only have a few copies of each left, so get them on the cheap.

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180 gram / black copies of #StarWars episode one soundtrack on 2xLP are in! Hurry up and purchase a last minute Xmas present at http://www.iamshark.limitedrun.com

180 gram / black copies of #StarWars episode one soundtrack on 2xLP are in! Hurry up and purchase a last minute Xmas present at http://www.iamshark.limitedrun.com

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STAR WARS EP 1 Update

Thank you all so much for your patience. We had to make some major manufacturing changes that were followed by inevitable renegotiations. Everything is set and on it’s way, we have the Black (180) gram versions shipping to be first, followed by the colored versions.

SO happy to be at this point and finally get you guys your records, a huge weight off our shoulders. I  deeply apologize for the lack of updates and posts on the situation. With how many customers we are dealing with, it was either a full time job just responding to emails and messages, or full time getting everything back on track. Had to make that sacrifice to see these albums ASAP.  So thank you for understanding and we’ll be posting more as the records come it. Talk soon!

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Audiotree Live have posted up the full 28 minute in-studio session and interview with Dayton, Ohio rocker’s The Story Changes during their stop through Chicago last month.  The band is supporting their first full-length release in over 4 years with Static And Trembling, bringing all new songs with their performance to watch during this session. Mark and Poppy are a musical duo that have been in the business for well over ten years. The evolution of their catchy sound is evidence of these veterans’ journey as part of an ever-changing industry. High energy punk undertones with eloquently expressive lyrics combine to produce dynamic, powerful tunes.

Session Track Listing:01. Statelines 02. Hashtags And Therapists 03. Tidal Wave 04. Sharp Bitter Tongues 05. Wake The World 06. Save You

Their new album, Static And Trembling is available on VINYL/CD/DIGITAL at I AM SHARK

Audiotree Live have posted up the full 28 minute in-studio session and interview with Dayton, Ohio rocker’s The Story Changes during their stop through Chicago last month.  The band is supporting their first full-length release in over 4 years with Static And Trembling, bringing all new songs with their performance to watch during this session.

Mark and Poppy are a musical duo that have been in the business for well over ten years. The evolution of their catchy sound is evidence of these veterans’ journey as part of an ever-changing industry. High energy punk undertones with eloquently expressive lyrics combine to produce dynamic, powerful tunes.

Session Track Listing:
01. Statelines
02. Hashtags And Therapists
03. Tidal Wave
04. Sharp Bitter Tongues
05. Wake The World
06. Save You

Their new album, Static And Trembling is available on VINYL/CD/DIGITAL at I AM SHARK

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Our second annual compilation record at I Am Shark, Confessions Under Water Vol. 2, is now available for free digital download. This record featuring some our favorite artists and best friends  who have new releases out and busting there asses to tour around the world. I was blessed with how well the well the introductory release turned out and really wanted to push the boundaries and get some exciting tracks for 2013. 
Compilation available here: http://iamshark.limitedrun.com/products/517614-confessions-under-water-vol-2

01. The Story Changes - We Were Numb
02. Owen - Blues To Black
03. Tides Of Man - Young And Courageous
04. Braid - Lux
05. Blue Of Colors - Goodbye Stranger
06. Edhochuli - Sir, I’ve Been Observing You For More Than Five Minutes And You Have Yet       To Say Whoo Once
07. Their / They’re / There - Their / They’re / Therapy
08. Hospital Ships - If It Speaks
09. Fun Size - End Of The Road
10. Wives - Cheaters
11. Y(our) Fri(end) - Pallet
12. The New Amsterdams - Dear Lover
13. Gates - Like This You Mean
14. One If By Land - Yesterburner
15. Plow United - Cui Bono?
16. Bells & Whistles - Distance

Cover photography by the wonderful Ryan Russell - www.ryanrussell.com
These are some of my favorite artists and releases of the current and past year. 
They all have new records out and are always touring. Please support them in 
any way you can. Thank You!

Our second annual compilation record at I Am Shark, Confessions Under Water Vol. 2, is now available for free digital download. This record featuring some our favorite artists and best friends  who have new releases out and busting there asses to tour around the world. I was blessed with how well the well the introductory release turned out and really wanted to push the boundaries and get some exciting tracks for 2013. 

Compilation available here: http://iamshark.limitedrun.com/products/517614-confessions-under-water-vol-2

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01. The Story Changes - We Were Numb

02. Owen - Blues To Black

03. Tides Of Man - Young And Courageous

04. Braid - Lux

05. Blue Of Colors - Goodbye Stranger

06. Edhochuli - Sir, I’ve Been Observing You For More Than Five Minutes And You Have Yet       To Say Whoo Once

07. Their / They’re / There - Their / They’re / Therapy

08. Hospital Ships - If It Speaks

09. Fun Size - End Of The Road

10. Wives - Cheaters

11. Y(our) Fri(end) - Pallet

12. The New Amsterdams - Dear Lover

13. Gates - Like This You Mean

14. One If By Land - Yesterburner

15. Plow United - Cui Bono?

16. Bells & Whistles - Distance

Cover photography by the wonderful Ryan Russell - www.ryanrussell.com

These are some of my favorite artists and releases of the current and past year. 

They all have new records out and are always touring. Please support them in 

any way you can. Thank You!

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This is a pretty amazing app / setup. Gonna have to start using this for promo records!