Our Favorite Records of 2014!!

As another year ever-so-quickly comes to an end, we take a minute to reflect on all of the great music that 2014 had to offer – and share some of our favorite musical moments with you…    We’d also like to sincerely thank you all for your continued support and we look forward to what 2015 has in store!  From all of us at The Groove – Happy Holidays and best wishes in the new year!!

Matt’s Picks For 2014:


Sharon Van Etten – Are We There

Mogwai – Rave Tapes

Yautja – Songs Of Descent

Shellac – Dude Incredible

Beck – Morning Phase

+++ (Crosses) – Self-Titled

Budos Band – Burnt Offering

Jasmin Kaset – Quiet Machine

Melvins – Hold It In

Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence

First Aid Kit – Stay Gold

Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2

Old Man Gloom – The Ape Of God I & II

Karen O – Crush Songs


 Andrew’s Picks For 2014:

The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream

Hiss Golden Messenger –  Lateness Of Dancers

Steve Gunn – Way Out Weather

Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2

Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds In Country Music

Lee Fields – Emma Jean

Thievery Corporation – Saudade

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata

Spoon – They Want My Soul

Taylor McFerrin – Early Riser

Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!

Budos Band – Burnt Offering

Beck – Morning Phase

Caribou – Our Love

Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty


Brothers & Sisters – Dylan’s Gospel

Hiss Golden Messenger – Bad Debt

Mike Cooper – Trout Steel

Mike Cooper – Places I Know/ The Machine Gun Co. with Mike Cooper


Favorite Shows of 2014...

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds at Bonnaroo

Run The Jewels at Exit/In

The War On Drugs at Marathon Music Works

Neutral Milk Hotel at Ryman Auditoriu

Cotton Jones at The Stone Fox



 Louis’ Picks for 2014:

Wye Oak – Shriek

Mac DeMarco – Salad Days

Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots

Jungle – Self-Titled

Taylor McFerrin – Early Riser

Sun Kil Moon – Benji

Amen Dunes – Love

Aphex Twin – Syro

Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!

Steve Gunn – Way Out Weather

Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness Of Dancers

The Bug – Angels & Devils

Lower – Seek Warmer Climes

BadBadNotGood – III

Thievery Corporation – Saudade

 Favorite Vinyl Reissues:

Afghan Whigs – Gentlemen at 21

Underworld – Dubnobasswithmyheadman

Mike Cooper – Trout Steel

Favorite Shows of 2014:

The War On Drugs at Marathon Music Works

Steve Gunn w/ William Tyler at The Stone Fox

St. Vincent at Marathon Music Works


 John’s Picks for 2014:

Blonde Redhead – Barragan

Electric Wizard – Time To Die

Amen Dunes – Love

Hurray For The Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes

J Mascis – Tied to a Star

Cloud Nothings – Here And Nowhere Else

Steve Gunn – Way Out Weather

Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal

Damaged Bug – Hubba Bubba

Merchandise – After The End

Kevin Morby – Still Life

Taylor McFerrin – Early Riser

Eagulls – Self-Titled

Ty Segall – Manipulator

The Stray Birds In-store w/ Jordie Lane


Join us this evening at The Groove for a special in-store performance w/ The Stray Birds and special guest Jordie Lane!! The Stray Birds have been flying high since the 2012 release of their critically acclaimed self-titled album. Two years, … [Continue reading]

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday 2014

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This Friday, November 28th, join us at The Groove as we celebrate Black Friday, Record Store Day-style!  We will open to the public at 10am sharp that day, with plenty of exclusive Record Store Day releases on hand...  Also, everything in the shop … [Continue reading]

Flying Lotus Listening Party & Test Pressing Give-Away!!

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Join us at The Groove this Monday evening for an exclusive opportunity to hear Flying Lotus' new album, "You're Dead!" - featuring appearances from Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Captain Murphy, Snoop Dogg, Angel Deradoorian, Thundercat and Niki … [Continue reading]



Join us at The Groove this Sunday evening (09/21) between 5 and 6PM for a special opportunity to meet the man himself - Mr. Lee Fields!  That's right - Lee will be stopping by the shop for a quick visit to meet with fans before his show later that … [Continue reading]

Americana Festivities THIS Week at The Groove!!

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The Groove is proud to once again host three days full of incredible Americana Fest parties - FREE to attend and welcome to all ages!  There will be plenty of great music, delicious local fare and tasty Yazoo brew (21+) - who have crafted a special … [Continue reading]


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Don't forget to join us at The Groove this Tuesday, Sept. 16th at Noon for a special live in-store performance from Steelism, in celebration of their new album, "615 To Fame"!   FREE pizza provided by Two Boots Pizza as well as FREE beer (21+) from … [Continue reading]

Now Taking Pre-orders for Aphex Twin’s “Syro”!!

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Aphex Twin is back with his first album in 13 years!!  "Syro" will be available as both a digi-pack CD with 8-page poster booklet and 140-gram gatefold triple-LP with download card. Between now and the album's release date of 09/23, stop by The … [Continue reading]