HEARTLESS BASTARDS VALENTINE CARD: $1, INCLUDES DOWNLOAD AND COUPON FOR NEW ALBUM (OUT 2.14)!

The Heartless Bastards‘ killer new album Arrow comes out on Valentine’s Day (awesome, huh?), and the band teamed up with Record Store Day to put together a fun way for you to preview the album and save some bank in the process.

Available now at The Record Exchange is a Heartless Bastard Valentine Card. It’s only $1, and inside you’ll find a link to download a track off the album, as well as a coupon for $1 off Arrow when it hits the street on Feb. 14.

RECORD EXCHANGE THINKINDIE DIGITAL STORE: NEW CAKE, CAGE THE ELEPHANT

• NEW RELEASES:

Cage the Elephant Thank You Happy Birthday
Cake Showroom of Compassion
British Sea Power Valhalla Dancehall
Tapes ‘n Tapes Outside
The Head and the Heart The Head and the Heart (new Sub Pop signing!)
N.E.R.D. The Best Of
OFF! First Four EPs
Shadow Shadow Shade Shadow Shadow Shade
New Years Evil EP
Christine Owman Throwing Knives

• R.I.P. CAPTAIN BEEFHEART (1941-2010)

Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet) mixed a musical brew of jazz, blues, classical and rock to form a truly unique sound. Record store clerks the world over revel in turning on new recruits and browsing customers to his racious sound and vivid album artwork. His impact on musicians and music fans is unmeasurable.

STREAM/BUY HIS ALBUMS HERE

• THINKINDIE EXCLUSIVE: CHRISTINE OWMAN

This young lady has already started to build up a reputation of explosive live shows: headbanging to obscure movie projections from the ’20s and ’30s, playing the saw, the cello, the ukulele and singing through effect pedals.

Born in Sweden, Christine Owman lived a couple of years in the States as a child. She has worked and toured with a number of talented, well-known artists in different constellations throughout the years; members of the Cardigans (Magnus Svenningsson, Lasse Johansson and Bengt Lagerberg), Bebe Risenfors (Tom Waits and Elvis Costello’s bands), Erik Nilsson (Irya’s Playground, Ane Brun’s and Nina Kinert’s bands), Conny Nimmersjo (Bob Hund), Ebbot Lundberg (The Soundtrack of Our Lives), Ola Frick (Moonbabies), Cecilia Nordlund (Cilihili, Fever Ray), Irya Gmeyner and Andi Almqvist.

Owman has been touring all over Europe these past months – from Russia to the UK to Iceland. She recently toured Canada for the first time, where she played at Calgary Opera Centre (during Sled Island) and sold out all her merch on her first show in Canada!

BUY ALBUM HERE

• A FEAST OF FABULOUS FREELOADS!

One of the coolest things about the Record Exchange ThinkIndie Digital Store is the crazy amount of free downloads.

Seriously, each week new freebies are added to the Freeloads section, and these aren’t just streams — we’re talking fully downloadable and burnable 320KB DRM-free files.

Here’s a look at some new additions:

Various Artists 1320 Records Volume II (full album!)
The Twilight Singers On the Corner
Bright Eyes Shell Games
David Lowery The Palace Guards
Braids Lemonade
Asobi Seksu Trails
Say Hi Devils
OFF! Upside Down
Noah and the Whale Wild Thing
Cave Singers Swim Club
Deerhoof vs Kasai Allstars Travel Broadens
Destroyer Chinatown
Beach House I Do Not Care for the Winter Sun

Many more HERE
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RECORD EXCHANGE THINKINDIE DIGITAL STORE: 2010 FAVORITES, R.I.P. CAPTAIN BEEFHEART, FREELOADS AND MORE

• THINKINDIE  STAFF FAVORITES OF 2010:

(All titles are full album streaming for a limited time)

Arcade Fire The Suburbs
The Tallest Man On Earth The Wild Hunt
Shadow Shadow Shade Shadow Shadow Shade
Twin Shadow Forget
Gil Scott-Heron I’m Not Here
The Black Angels Phosphene Dream
Black Prairie Feast Of The Hunter’s Moon
Seu Jorge and Almaz Seu Jorge and Almaz
Roky Erickson True Love Cast Out All Evil
Blitzen Trapper Destroyer Of The Void
High On Fire Snakes Of The Divine
Alain Johannes Spark
Melvins The Bride Screamed Murder
Mike Patton Mondo Cane
OFF! First Four EPs
Squarepusher Shobaleader One: d’Demonstrator
The Sword Warp Riders

• R.I.P. CAPTAIN BEEFHEART (1941-2010)

Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet) mixed a musical brew of jazz, blues, classical and rock to form a truly unique sound. Record Store clerks the world over revel in turning on new recruits and browsing customers to his racious sound and vivid album artwork. His impact on musicians and music fans is unmeasurable.

STREAM/BUY HIS ALBUMS HERE

• THINKINDIE EXCLUSIVE: CHRISTINE OWMAN

This young lady has already started to build up a reputation of explosive live shows: headbanging to obscure movie projections from the ’20s and ’30s, playing the saw, the cello, the ukulele and singing through effect pedals.

Born in Sweden, Christine Owman lived a couple of years in the States as a child. She has worked and toured with a number of talented, well-known artists in different constellations throughout the years; members of the Cardigans (Magnus Svenningsson, Lasse Johansson and Bengt Lagerberg), Bebe Risenfors (Tom Waits and Elvis Costello’s bands), Erik Nilsson (Irya’s Playground, Ane Brun’s and Nina Kinert’s bands), Conny Nimmersjo (Bob Hund), Ebbot Lundberg (The Soundtrack of Our Lives), Ola Frick (Moonbabies), Cecilia Nordlund (Cilihili, Fever Ray), Irya Gmeyner and Andi Almqvist.

Owman has been touring all over Europe these past months – from Russia to the UK to Iceland. She recently toured Canada for the first time, where she played at Calgary Opera Centre (during Sled Island) and sold out all her merch on her first show in Canada!

BUY ALBUM HERE

• A FEAST OF FABULOUS FREELOADS!

One of the coolest things about the Record Exchange ThinkIndie Digital Store is the crazy amount of free downloads.

Seriously, each week new freebies are added to the Freeloads section, and these aren’t just streams — we’re talking fully downloadable and burnable 320KB DRM-free files.

Here’s a look at some new additions:

Bright Eyes Shell Games
David Lowery The Palace Guards
Braids Lemonade
Asobi Seksu Trails
Say Hi Devils
OFF! Upside Down
Noah and the Whale Wild Thing
Cave Singers Swim Club
Deerhoof vs Kasai Allstars Travel Broadens
Destroyer Chinatown
Beach House I Do Not Care for the Winter Sun

Many more HERE
Want the latest news on releases from the RX ThinkIndie store? Sign up for an RSS feed HERE.