O.A.R. Vinyl Records & CDs: Buy & Sell O.A.R. LPs Box Set Albums; Also Read Discography & Bio
Founded in 1980 as an
independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including O.A.R. CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in
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Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often O.A.R. albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our O.A.R. record collection, O.A.R. CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia,
which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.
Sell us your unwanted CDs
Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.
We appreciate your support for O.A.R. and our indie music store!
They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!
You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard.
At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.
We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.
The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic! Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs. It was truly a memorable day.
In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!
O.A.R. is an American rock band consisting of Marc Roberge (lead vocals & guitar), Chris Culos (drums), Richard On (lead guitar), Benj Gershman (bass), and Jerry DePizzo (saxophone and guitar). Due to massive online distribution over campus networks, the band has become a college hit, with many songs relating to the bandmembers' personal lives at The Ohio State University.
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O.A.R. Bio Continued
O.A.R. was founded in 1996, by Marc Roberge and Chris Culos, who then, while attending the summer session of Alexander Muss High School in Israel, recruited Richard On and Benj Gershman. The four of them graduated from Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School in Rockville, Maryland, then moved to Columbus, Ohio to attend The Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, they met Jerry DePizzo, from Liberty, Ohio. Without any formal marketing or advertising plans, news of their songs such as That Was a Crazy Game of Poker, City on Down and Night Shift spread by word of mouth alone. The band played as many shows as they could despite the price, extending from the fraternities and sororities of Ohio State through any audiences that cared to take them on. This exposure paid off. Their third album Risen debuted at #11 on the Billboard top internet sales chart. The following year in 2002, their fourth album Any Time Now debuted at #156 on the Billboard Top 200 list. On October 5, 2006, a press release declared that O.A.R. had officially sold in excess of 1.2 million albums over their career. The band attributes much of its popularity to the taping and subsequent trading and downloading of their O.A.R. concerts.
O.A.R. Discography Updated January 2007
O.A.R. Vinyl and O.A.R. CDs: Studio
2000 - Souls Aflame - Oarfin
2000 - The Wanderer - Oarfin
2002 - Any Time Now [live] - Everfine
2003 - In Between Now and Then - Lava
2004 - 34th & 8th [live] - Everfine
2005 - Stories of a Stranger - Lava
2007 - Live from Madison Square Garden - Atlantic/Everfine
O.A.R. Records and O.A.R. CD Releases: Compilations
2001 - Risen - Everfine
O.A.R. CD's and O.A.R. Vinyl: Singles
2002 - Social Music, Vol. 1 - Tritone
2003 - Hey Girl - Lava
2003 - Revisited - Lava
2005 - Rolling Stone Original - Everfine
2005 - The Stranger - Lava
O.A.R. DVDs & O.A.R. Music Videos
2007 - Live at MSG [DVD] - Atlantic
O.A.R. CD and O.A.R. Records Releases: Appearances
2000 - Wanderer O.A.R. (Of a Revolution) - Artwork, Concept, Art Conception
2002 - Any Time Now O.A.R. - Producer, Art Direction, Design, Photography
2004 - 34th & 8th O.A.R. - Producer, Art Direction, Design
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