Favorite Releases of 2017 (Todd’s List)

Here are my favorite albums/EPs from 2017, in no particular order…

Monster Rally Flowering Jungle (Gold Robot)

Spotting Spotting EP (self-released/Aarght)

The Rebel Set 4 Song EP (Hidden Volume)

Ty Segall Ty Segall (Drag City)

Molly Burch Please Be Mine (Captured Tracks)

Doug Tuttle Peace Potato (Trouble In Mind)

David Bowie No Plan EP (Columbia)

FRONDS Cold Across My Skin (Gold Robot)

Jake Xerxes Fussell What In The Natural World (Paradise of Bachelors)

Lilith Apology Plant (Disposable America)

Tall Friend Safely Nobody’s (Exploding In Sound)

Oh Sees Orc (Castle Face)

Bedouine Bedouine (Spacebomb)

UV-TV Glass (Deranged)

Destroyer ken (Merge)

Mountain States Whispers (Coaster)

Kevin Morby City Music (Dead Oceans)

Otoboke Beaver Love Is Short! (Damnably)

Century Palm Meet You (Deranged)

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Soul of a Woman (Daptone)
RIP

Slowdive Slowdive (Dead Oceans)

Open Mike Eagle Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Mello Music)

Milo Who Told You To Think??!!?!?!?! (self-released)

Michael Nau Some Twist (Suicide Squeeze)

Thundercat Drunk (Brainfeeder)

Jack Cooper Sandgrown (Trouble In Mind)

Waxahatchee Out In The Storm (Merge)

OCS Memory of A Cut Off Head (Castle Face)

Once And Future Band Once And Future Band (Castle Face)

The Safes Tasty Waves (Hidden Volume)

May 17 Mixtape

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Better late than never. Here are 20 tracks to end May with.

1. The Cardigans – Iron Man (Black Sabbath Cover)
2. Alias – Resurgam
3. Hanni El Khatib – Freak Freely
4. Adolescents – LA Girl
5. Misfits – I Turned Into A Martian
6. Wooing – In Colour
7. Ha The Unclear – Big City
8. The Cure – Grinding Halt
9. Soft Limbs – Out There
10. No Sun – Honey Chain
11. Lubec – Failed Pilot
12. Jawbox – Jackpot Plus!
13. Prefuse 73 – Return From Home
14. Cohenbeats – Daily Affirmations (feat. Quelle Chris)
15. Thundercat – Show You The Way (feat. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins)
16. Thievery Corporation – Firelight (feat. Lou Lou Ghelichkhani)
17. Trementina – Please, Let’s Go Away
18. Queue – Frontier
19. RUMTUM – Coastal Hustle
20. Monster Rally & RUMTUM – Forest

April 17 Mixtape

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20 tracks to hopefully get your springtime started off on the right foot!

1. The Gain – You Should Know (vinyl rip)
2. Thee Oh Sees – Bloody Water
3. Gang of Four – Glass
4. DiCaprio – Ectoslavia
5. Tomorrow’s Tulips – Hotel Nowhere
6. Karriem Riggins – Other Side of The Track
7. DJ Okawari – Bounce (feat. Talib Kweli)
8. Grandaddy – That’s What You Get For Gettin’ Outta Bed
9. Say Hi – Elouise
10. Gum Country – Whoa Oh
11. Nice Legs – Ashtrays
12. Ultramagnetic MC’s – Critical Beatdown
13. Oddisee – Digging Deep
14. Pilkington – All Around The Neighborhood
15. Easy Love – I Want You To Know
16. Molly Burch – Please Be Mine
17. No Vacation – Mind Field
18. Idles – Well Done
19. Elastica – Stutter
20. Damaged Bug – Bog Dash

March 17 Mixtape: Groove Holmes

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It all started with hearing Thundercat’s ‘Friend Zone’ for the first time. I immediately started thinking about what other songs would go with it in a mix – and it grew from there – 25 tracks of toe tapping groove. Thanks for inspiring this mix, Thundercat!

1. Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground (London, 1974)
2. Thundercat – Friend Zone
3. Al Green – Because
4. Natural Child – Benny’s Here
5. Once And Future Band – Rolando
6. BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Ray Gun (feat. DOOM)
7. Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings – Tell Me
8. Carla Thomas – Let Me Be Good To You
9. Lazy Salon – Sea Isle Ice
10. RUMTUM – Lost Ark
11. Gap Dream – Shine Your Light
12. Lazy Knuckles – Polygot
13. Gonjasufi – Ancestors
14. Adrian Younge – La Ballade
15. Blood Orange – Best To You
16. Bad Juju – Up In The Lab
17. Flying Lotus – Zodiac Shit
18. The Meters – You’ve Got To Change (You Got To Reform)
19. Booker T. & The M.G.’s – Chicken Pox
20. The Mar-Keys – Last Night
21. The Courtneys – Mars Attacks (Bobby Draino Remix)
22. Moderat – Reminder
23. Lasso – FkdLtd
24. Madvillain – Heat Niner
25. Dibia$e – Just The Way

February 17 Mixtape

20 anti-winter tracks for your listening pleasure.

1. Chick Quest – The Afterlife (self)
2. Kyowa – Demons (self)
3. UTA TRAX – Go (hel)
4. Stik Figa – The Ends & Outs (feat. Black Milk) (mello)
5. Yesterday’s New Quintet – Paladium (stones throw)
6. Brace! Brace! – I Sprawl (howlin’ banana)
7. Sarah Bethe Nelson – Hazy (burger)
8. Charly Bliss – Turd (self)
9. Channels – Backpfeifengesicht (dischord)
10. BOZO MOTO – Not Funny (self)
11. 90’s Television – Karmakazi (self)
12. The Spookfish – Everything Is Moving So Fast (fire talk)
13. Long Beard – Someplace (self/team love)
14. Proper Ornaments – The Devils (slumberland)
15. Prefab Messiahs – Everything U No (tbtci)
16. Whatever Whatever – Sweaty Palms (self)
17. Broadway – Silver Corolla (emotional response)
18. PLRLS – Two Wars (self)
19. The Damned – New Rose (stiff)
20. Reverend Horton Heat – Where In The Hell Did You Go With My Toothbrush (sub pop)

Introducing the 3hive Co-op Shop!

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Hey friends,

Do you still love buying vinyl in this age of all-you-can-stream music subscription services?

Yeah, so do we. That’s why we’re introducing the 3hive Co-op Shop – so we can buy records together!

Here’s how it works: when we buy records for ourselves, we buy a couple extra for the Co-op.
This allows us to get wholesale rates from labels and distributors. Then we sell these records – brand new, sealed, unplayed – at a “co-op” discount on a first-come, first-served basis. Share the buying, share the savings!

There are lots of other things we can do as a co-op but saving money on records we all want to buy sounds like a good start, right?

We’re going to kick this off with some of our top albums of 2016:

Todd’s Top 3 Bundle

Monster Rally Mystery Cove LP (Gold Robot GRR046)

Woods City Sun Eater in the River of Light LP w/ download code (Woodsist 085)

Doug Tuttle It Calls on Me LP (Trouble in Mind TIM105)

Co-op price for all three is $50 ($68 retail)

Buy Now

Sean’s Top 3 Bundle

Charlie Hilton Palana LP (Captured Tracks CT-229)

Ultimate Painting Dusk LP (Trouble in Mind TIM117)

Beach Slang A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings LP limited edition green vinyl (Polyvinyl PRC-319)

Co-op price for all three is $48 ($63 retail)

Buy Now

Sam’s Top 3 Bundle

Tyvek Origin of What LP w/ download code (In the Red ITR296)

Homeboy Sandman Kindness for Weakness LP w/ download code (Stones Throw STH2369)

ot to, not to Goshen LP (Other People OP044)

Co-op price for all three is $48 ($68 retail)

Buy Now

Clay’s Top 3 Bundle

Real Numbers Wordless Wonder LP limited edition white vinyl (Slumberland SLR223)

Soccer Team Real Lessons in Cynicism LP w/ download code (Dischord 182)

Bent Shapes Wolves of Want LP limited edition colored vinyl w/ download code (Slumberland SLR218)

Co-op price for all three is $42 ($62 retail)

Buy Now

Shipping costs (USPS Media Mail) are included in the bundle prices.

Quantities limited. Once we sell out, we’ll move on.

If there’s a 3hive artist you’d like to buy with us, send us an email at co-op@3hive.com

Thanks for entertaining our latest experiment in sharing the sharing.

We look forward to buying records with you.

Your friends at 3hive

January Mixtape

13 songs of inversion clearing goodness. Enjoy.

1. The Rebel Set – Trails! [hidden volume]
2. Helens – Just Like Pet Sounds [self]
3. RUMTUM – Good Places [self]
4. L’Orange – Rest Like Pollen [self]
5. MF DOOM – Charnuska [high times]
6. Palmas – Sweet Water [lost colony]
7. Emma Russack – My Own Friend [spunk]
8. Cub Country – You Want It All [them are good]
9. BADBADNOTGOOD – In Your Eyes (feat. Charlotte Day Wilson) [innovative leisure]
10. GABI – Distance Makes Me Disappear [self]
11. I Am The Polish Army – David Bowie [self]
12. The Staches – Total Commitment [bongo joe]
13. Uranium Club – Who Made The Man? [fashionable idiots]

Best of 2016 (Todd’s List)

20. Thee Oh Sees – An Odd Entrances [castle face]

19. Thee Oh Sees – A Weird Exits [castle face]

18. Rocket Reducers – S/T [dead beat]

17. Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos [lex]

16. ORB – Birth [castle face]

15. OHIOAN – EMPTY / EVERY MT [gold robot]

14. A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service [epic]

13. Nap Eyes – Thought Rock Fish Scale [paradise of bachelors]

12. Natural Child – Okey Dokey [natural child records]

11. Kevin Morby – Singing Saw [dead oceans]

10. Newstalgia – The Formula [producers i know]

9. Ultimate Painting – Dusk [trouble in mind]

8. Omni – Deluxe [trouble in mind]

7. King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity [ato]

6. RUMTUM – Mora Tuga [wax thématique]

5. Monster Rally – Mystery Cove [gold robot]

4. David Bowie – Blackstar [columbia]

3. Doug Tuttle – It Calls On Me [trouble in mind]

2. Woods – City Sun Eater In The River of Light [woodsist]

1. Conveyor – Ready Not Ready [gold robot]

December Mixtape


Twelve nut cracking good tracks for your listening pleasure. Thanks to my friend Kris for lighting a fire under my butt. Enjoy.

1. Jets To Brazil – Resistance Is Futile [jade tree]
2. Vanishing Life – Seven Pointed Star [dine alone]
3. Dama Scout – Forget It’s Good [self]
4. No Sun – Erase [don’t look down]
5. BEACHMEN – Deathwish [self]
6. First Base – If I See You With That Girl Again [la-ti-da]
7. JEFF The Brotherhood – Juice [dine alone]
8. Scooterbabe – Sick Spine [jigsaw/perfect attendance]
9. Veronica Falls – Buried Alive [slumberland]
10. Veiny Hands – Tonguing [self]
11. The Jesus And Mary Chain – Fall [major]
12. Violet Nox – Snow King [self]

September 2016

September 2016 from 3hive on 8tracks Radio.

15 tracks of anti-fall/winter goodness. Enjoy.

1. Four Tet – And Then Patterns
2. Odd Nosdam – Ethereal Slap
3. Monster Rally – Pelicans
4. Dr. Octagon – 3000
5. Cornelius – Drop
6. Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan – Pay To Cum (Bad Brains Cover)
7. Redspencer – Fuss
8. Lake Kwan Do – Horn (Maybe)
9. The Hot Puppies – The Word On The Street
10. birdbird – Pet Boyfriend
11. The Persian Leaps – See Me Unaware
12. Good Boy – Poverty Line
13. Hot Vodka – Prisoner of Paradise
14. Bishops – Hookup
15. Swamps – Hate Hate Hate