released 28 JANUARY 2014
>Aa – VoyAager CD (Northern Spy)
"Big A little a" -- one of the quintessential house bands of Brooklyn's mid-aughts loft party/DIY scene -- have returned with their first U.S. release since 2007.
VoyAager expands dramatically on the band's primordial polyrhythms and noise palette to embrace lush electronic psychedelia, enveloping vocal textures, and even unexpected, glittering explosions of pop melodicism. Vinyl version due February 11.
>Above & Beyond
– Acoustic CD (Ultra)
New live release from the pioneering EDM trio. In 2013 the group performed some of their best-loved songs acoustically with a 12-piece band across three sold out shows at London's legendary Porchester Hall.

>Actress
– Ghettoville CD/3xLP+MP3 (Werkdiscs/Ninja Tune)
The fourth album from techno artist Darren Cunningham – otherwise known as Actress – draws its inspiration from society's outcasts, and adds soulful samples to a mass of different musical genres.

>Arild Andersen/Paolo Vinaccia/Tommy Smith
– Mira CD (ECM)
In Oslo’s Rainbow, bassist Andersen, tenorist Tommy Smith, and drummer Paolo Vinaccia re-channeled their creative energies into a program of soulful ballads and mid-tempo free-floating sound explorations. The pairing of Anderson’s muscular bass and Smith’s vaulting tenor is exceptionally compelling (as the recent
Celebration album also confirmed). Most of the tunes on Mira are from Arild’s pen, though his cohorts also contribute material, and there is an unexpected interpretation of Burt Bacharach’s “Alfie,” beautifully played by Tommy Smith here.
>The Autumn Defense
– Fifth CD/2xLP+CD+MP3 (Yep Roc)
Everyone has a different way to relax after a hard day of work, and for Pat Sansone and John Stirratt, the best way to clear their heads after playing to thousands of people for weeks on end was to find time to craft
Fifth, the latest immaculately rendered pop opus from their long-running duo The Autumn Defense. Confident grooves underlie the duo's masses of harmonies and carefully layered guitar chimes for what the pair considers one of their most varied efforts to date.
>Algebra Blessett
– Recovery CD (E1)
Born Algebra Felicia Blessett and hailing from the R&B hotbed of Atlanta, Algebra has already earned a reputation as one of her hometown's most exciting new talents. Having already won widespread acclaim with her solo debut
Purpose, and for her work as collaborator with the likes of Monica, Bilal, India.Arie, Esperanza Spalding and Anthony David, Algebra offers a fresh, expansive creative vision on Recovery, on which she worked with three of today's hottest urban producers: Bryan-Michael Cox, Kwamé Holland and Shannon Sanders.
>Bohren & Der Club Of Gore
– Piano Nights CD (Ipecac)
All new material from the German collective, spanning the styles of their entire spastic catalog.

>Laura Cantrell
– No Way There From Here CD (Thrift Shop)
Vintage-style country music, straight from New York City. "Cantrell and co-producer Mark Nevers provide everything a fan of the countrypolitan songbook could desire: weeping-willow guitar lines and witty rejoinders from fiddle or banjo, delicate harmonies, the soft affect of a brush on a cymbal," writes NPR's Ann Powers.

>David Crosby
– Croz CD (Blue Castle)
Croz is David Crosby's first studio album in over 20 years, a collection of 11 new tracks from one of America's most notable singer/songwriters. The album features guest appearances from Wynton Marsalis, Mark Knopfler, Leland Sklar and Steve Tavaglione. Vinyl version due February 11.
>D/A/D
– The Construct CD/Cassette (Hausu)
Equipped with a guitar, synth, and a wide palette of ‘80s-derived tunes, D/A/D crafts cinematic compositions fit for a cruise down neon-streaked city streets, or a journey to the outer ring of a distant galaxy. 10 new compositions drift from Italo-disco, boogie funk, slow-burning balladry, and cosmic drift.

>Morgan Delt
– Morgan Delt CD/LP+MP3 (Trouble In Mind)
Morgan cites influences from Curt Boettcher to West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band and rounds it out with golden age Sunset Strip heavies like The Byrds and Love. It's all in there; obsessively studied, mastered and then mutated. The drums pound hard and heavy, while the backups "la-la-la" all over your noggin like a Frankenstein version of The Flaming Lips and Thee Oh Sees. Each track worms its way into your brain and takes hold.

>The Districts
– The Districts CD/LP (Fat Possum)
New EP from the hotly-tipped Pennsylvania indie quartet who have drawn comparisons to My Morning Jacket, The Pixies, Ryan Adams, Cold War Kids and Spoon.

>Drowners
– Drowners CD/LP (Frenchkiss)
New York's signature up-all-night energy courses through
Drowners, but there's a sweet melancholy to the album as well. In his down time, frontman Matthew Hitt began writing songs that reflected this renewed interest in angular, compressed rock & roll.
>Dum Dum Girls
- Too True CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Too True is Dum Dum Girl’s best attempt at joining the rock & roll ranks by chasing pop into the dark, and is influenced by the great punk poets and an unhealthy obsession with the Surrealists' manifesto of desire.
>Sky Ferreira
– Night Time, My Time CD+CDEP/2xLP (Capitol)
Long awaited debut studio album by the hyped singer/songwriter/model/actress. Drawing inspiration mainly from '80s pop and '90s grunge,
Night Time, My Time distances itself from the "relaxed" and "developed" sound found on her pop-oriented EPs. (CD version is expanded with the bonus EP Ghost).
>Gangstagrass
– Broken Hearts & Stolen Money CD (Rench Audio)
An infectious album of authentic bluegrass and hip-hop.

>Gaslight Anthem
– B-Sides CD (Side One Dummy)
11 rare tracks recorded between 2008-2011, including acoustic versions of some of their own hits, and covers of The Rolling Stones, Fake Problems and Lightning Dust.

>Gem Club
– In Roses CD/LP+MP3 (Hardly Art)
In Roses ventures beyond the bedroom, reshaping Gem Club’s sound in fresh and unimagined ways. More expansive and more majestic than their past releases, yet retains a delicate intimacy.
>Guardian Alien
– Spiritual Emergency CD/LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
Guardian Alien, led by the unparalleled drumming of Greg Fox, is an integral part of a new wave of New York avant-garde musicians. Taking inspiration from those that came before, such as Milford Graves (with whom Fox has studied), and the great minimalist composer Rhys Chatham, Guardian Alien rejects previously established forms while selectively contorting elements of many into a wholly unique and personal new order. Striking a unique balance between sounds produced acoustically and electronically, its latest work,
Spiritual Emergency, shows the group harnessing instability and cosmic fluctuations, pushing its sound in multiple directions simultaneously to create a pivotal moment in the post-modern New York underground.
>Habibi
– Habibi CD/LP+MP3 (Burger)
Debut album of girl group rock & roll jams out of New York.

>Holy Wave
– Relax CD/LP (Reverberation Appreciation Society)
Relax sees Holy Wave expanding both their sound and their membership, recording for the first time as a five-piece. The band continues to carefully combine fluid forms of scared surf sounds, droning riffs and groups vocals that haunt and harmonize in equal measure.
>Hospitality
– Trouble CD/LP+MP3 (Merge)
“On its self-titled debut, the charming Brooklyn pop-rock band Hospitality burst out of the gate like a batch of 4.0 GPA indie-rock students, not unlike their forerunning New York City bros in Vampire Weekend. With songs that crushed out on coworkers and wrapped heartache in cheap dresses, frontwoman Amber Papini managed a balancing act of post-collegiate insouciance and soul, channeling The Velvet Undergound's prettier moments with knowing, Belle & Sebastian-style naiveté. More than one observer described Hospitality by invoking a cardigan. By comparison, the band's second album is more of a leather jacket.” – NPR

>I Break Horses
- Chiaroscuro CD/LP (Bella Union)
Chiaroscuro is the second album from the Swedish shoegaze duo, and is the follow-up to their much acclaimed 2011 debut Hearts. ''My only aim when starting to write this album was to ignore any possible second album expectations." explains Maria Linden. "I let myself write both the happiest songs but also the saddest, and then I put them together."
>Jóhann Jóhannsson
– McCanick [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] CD/LP (Milan)
Directed by Josh C. Waller,
McCanick tells the story of a narcotics detective on the hunt for a seemingly harmless young criminal who knows a truth about the cop's past. Acclaimed Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson (Prisoners) produced the beautiful, elegant and haunting score to this thriller/drama. In the categories of Max Richter, Clint Mansell, Dustin O'Halloran, Cliff Martinez, he belongs to this generation of composers who combines classical orchestration with electronic music.
>Eleni Karaindrou
– Medea CD (ECM)
Greek composer Eleni Karaindrous collaborations with stage director Antonis Antypas have generated some of her most powerful music.
Medea, like the earlier Trojan Women, comes out of this association. Created to accompany performances at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, the music vibrates with emotional intensity. Karaindrou gives her themes to a small ensemble, its sound-colors creating an ambiance both archaic and contemporary, as textures of santouri, ney, lyra and clarinets are combined and contrasted.
>Angelique Kidjo
– Eve CD (Savoy)
The Beninese born, Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter builds on her ever-evolving legacy with a 13-track, three-interlude set of melodically rich, rhythmically powerful expressions of female empowerment. These songs become all the more intimate and emotionally urgent with Kidjo’s dynamic collaborations with traditional women’s choirs from Kenya and various cities and villages in Benin.

>Lambchop
– Nixon [2000] 2xCD/LP+MP3 (Merge)
This double-CD reissue of Lambchop’s 2000 album includes five remastered bonus tracks, and is also available for the first time (in the U.S.) on vinyl. HQ-180gm.

>The Lawrence Arms
– Metropole CD/LP+CD (Epitaph)
The Chicago punk trio returns with its first album in eight years. "None of the rust shows," writes The A.V. Club’s Marah Eakin, "with band members Brendan Kelly, Neil Hennessey, and Chris McCaughan ripping through tracks like ‘Seventeener (17th and 37th)’ with typical aplomb."

>Lockbox
– Prince Soul Grenade CD/Cassette (Hausu Mountain)
Bump this in your ghetto blaster and dive into this pop producer's hyper-kinetic mind. Liquefying common tropes of pop, hip-hop, and techno into high-fructose breakbeat confections, cramming the jams with effects manipulation and electronic noise as mind-warping as an avant-garde basement freak-out.

>Eleni Mandell
– Let’s Fly A Kite CD/LP (Yep Roc)
Featuring 12 new songs,
Let’s Fly A Kite was recorded at Goldtop Studios in London and produced by Neil Brockbank, who also produces for Eleni's fellow label mate, Nick Lowe, and Robert Trehern, who plays in Nick's band. Eleni has created an impressive body of work over the past decade and has received praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and the Los Angeles Times.
>Iain Matthews
– The Art Of Obscurity CD (Omnivore)
While probably best remembered in the U.S. for his 1978 smash “Shake It,” Iain Matthews has been a worldwide music icon for over 45 years. Whether as a founding member of Fairport Convention, Matthews Southern Comfort, Plainsong or as a solo artist, Matthews has taken listeners on a journey with each recording.

>The New Mendicants
– Into The Lime CD (Ashmont)
Debut full-length album from the indie supergroup consisting of Joe Pernice (Pernice Brothers), Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub) and Mike Belisky (The Sadies).

>New War
– New War CD/LP+MP3 (ATP)
This Australian band’s songs are immediate, charged and memorable. ''Delphian,'' ''consuming'' and ''compelling'' are just a few of the adjectives used to describe their widescreen sound. The band rewards close attention with a primal but sophisticated pulse and a wide acidic eye cast into the depths of this and the last century. Available on CD and HQ-180gm red vinyl with download code.

>The Nox Boys
– Nox Boys CD/LP (Get Hip)
Self-titled debut from Pittsburgh’s preeminent teenage garage-punk band. 11 tracks of hard-edged, in-your-face angst-filled rock & roll from the heart of the Steel City.

>Of Mice And Men
– Restoring Force CD/LP+CD (Rise)
The Southern California rockers solidify their place on the heavy-music scene with their third album. "Of Mice & Men are certainly not the first band to take their metal-leaning sound and add a hearty dose of alternative flair to the mix, but what sets Restoring Force apart is the consistent, quality sound that results from this sonic concoction," writes James Shotwell in his review for Under The Gun.

>Tara Jane O’Neil
– Where Shine New Lights CD/LP (Kranky)
TJO has always been a shapeshifter. In her tireless search for a music that mirrors and reflects her alchemical, deeply syncretic approach to sound, color, language, surface and texture, she has found herself in a somewhat singular category. Using some very basic recording equipment and her vivid musical imagination, she has achieved a rare essentialism wherein all unnecessary elements have been stripped away leaving only the most indispensable sounds.

>The Pack A.D.
– Do Not Engage CD/LP (Nettwerk)
Do Not Engage reunites The Pack A.D. with Detroit producer Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Electric Six, The Mooney Suzuki, Dirtbombs), a friend-turned-collaborator who insisted upon working behind the boards for Unpersons, a record that would go on to earn the band its first Juno Award nomination in 2013 for Breakthrough Group Of The Year and has proven himself something of an ideal ghost third member by coaxing Black and Miller to their finest work yet.
>Peggy Sue
– Choir Of Echoes CD/2xLP+CD+MP3 (Yep Roc)
“When their debut album
Fossils And Other Phantoms arrived in 2010, it was somewhat lost in the aftermath of the success of nu-folk behemoths Mumford And Sons – a band that Peggy Sue have previously toured with. Yet to draw comparisons between the two acts would be plain wrong, something hammered home by the subtle nuances of the beautifully melancholic Esme, which opens the record properly with its perfectly pitched harmonies.” – Musicomh.com
>Periphery
– Clear CD (Sumerian)
New experimental album from Maryland-based progressive tech-metallers.

>Pontiak
– Innocence CD/LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
When Pontiak began to compose the songs that became
Innocence, instead of employing their well-worn method of carving out melodic passages from the squall of feedback and fuzz, the Carney brothers' songs frequently began the process with a trio of vocals, often eschewing instruments altogether as they wrote. Nowhere is this more apparent than the melancholic ballads of “Wildfires” and “Darkness Is Coming.” On high energy, hook laden tracks such as “Lack Lustre Rush,” “Surrounded By Diamonds,” and “Ghosts,” the distortion and the searing yet elegant guitar lines hang on the brother’s vocal melodies.
>Primal Fear
– Delivering The Black CD/CD+DVD (Frontiers)
Classic and ultra-fresh Primal Fear riff-rockers like the title track, the album opener “King For A Day” or the groove monsters “Alive And On Fire” and “Road To Asylum” hit the bulls-eye just like the untamed speed killer “Rebel Fraction.” The outstanding ballad “Born With A Broken Heart'”shows a new side of Primal Fear with an acoustic guitar vibe and the addition of Liv Kristine (Leaves' Eyes) on backing vocals. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe includes two extra bonus tracks and DVD with three music videos.

>Quilt
– Held In Splendor CD/LP+MP3 (Mexican Summer)
On their second album,
Held In Splendor, Boston's Quilt marry classic ‘60s San Francisco (Moby Grape) with the ‘60s UK folk rock scene (Fairport Convention). It is an audacious pop-rock record with cascading harmonies and billowing textures, punchy rhythms and snarled guitars, wonderful depth and resplendent peaks.
>Amy Ray
– Goodnight Tender CD/LP (Daemon Records)
Amy Ray's progression as a singer/songwriter has taken her up and down all of the switchback trails of the South, from the dive bars of Saturday night to church on Sunday morning, with some coffeehouses and arenas along the way.
Goodnight Tender, her first country album, integrates all of these influences in fresh, surprising ways and testifies to her range and virtuosity as an artist who is always game to follow a thread of melody into new and rugged territory.
>Red Dragon Cartel
– Red Dragon Cartel CD (Frontiers)
Red Dragon Cartel features stellar guest appearances from legendary vocalist Robin Zander of Cheap Trick, original Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di'Anno, former Pantera and Down bassist Rex Brown, Slash's Conspirator's Todd Kearns and Brent Fitz, Scott Reeder of Kyuss and The Obsessed and vocalist Maria Brink from In This Moment and Five Finger Death Punch's Jeremy Spencer.
>Ring Of Fire
– Battle Of Leningrad CD (Frontiers)
Ring Of Fire's story begins in the year 2000. Having completed a successful mini-tour with Yngwie Malmsteen in late 1999 on the heels of the
Alchemy album, vocalist Mark Boals set about creating his second solo album, a collection of songs very neo-classical in their nature. When deciding on a line-up for the album, Tony MacAlpine came highly recommended and Tony in turn recommended Virgil Donati (Planet X) on drums. The impressive line-up was rounded out by classically trained Artension keyboardist Vitalij Kuprij, with Boals and MacAlpine splitting bass duties.
>Irmin Schmidt
– Villa Wunderbar 2xCD (Mute)
Double-disc set compiling the work of the Can founder's solo and soundtrack work, including two unreleased Can remixes and a collection of soundtrack pieces personally compiled by long-term collaborator Wim Wenders.

>Silent Temple
– Ruins CDEP (Echo Bridge)
Silent Temple is a prog rock band from Iowa.

>Sleepy Sun
– Maui Tears CD (Dine Alone)
In the sounds of
Maui Tears, you hear echoes of nights shared with fellows and allies like Arctic Monkeys and Black Angels -- a band growing self-assured as studio presence -- the elasticity and tensions of a creative brotherhood. And like every Sleepy Sun record, it deftly walks the borders and boundaries between hooky power pop classicism and hazy, primer-grey Camaro rock all colored by a lurking sense of fog, unease, and mystery at the corners.
>Helen Sung
– Anthem For A New Day CD (Concord Jazz)
Anthem For A New Day is a 10-song set that positions her at the forefront of a talented and diverse sextet, with guest appearances by violinist Regina Carter and clarinetist Paquito D Rivera.
>Supreme Cuts
– Divine Ecstasy CD/LP (Dovecote/Memphis Industries)
Supreme Cuts is the Chicago-based production duo of Mike Perry and Austin Kjeultes.
Divine Ecstsy extends their productions into the worlds of house music and footwork whilst experimenting with array of different pop structures. A host of stellar vocalists feature on the record, including label mates Poliça’s Channy Leaneagh, up and coming French singer Mahaut Mondino, 16 year old Barbadian wunderkind rapper Haleek Maul and rising Portland R&B crooner Shy Girls. Available on CD and on clear vinyl.
>Transatlantic
– Kaleidoscope CD/2xCD+DVD (Metal Blade)
Kaleidoscope is the fourth studio album from the prog rock supergroup featuring Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings), Pete Trewavas (Marillion and Edison's Children), Mike Portnoy (formerly of Dream Theater) and Neal Morse (formerly of Spock's Beard). Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a bonus eight track covers CD as well as a DVD containing a documentary.
>Doug Tuttle
- Doug Tuttle CD/LP+MP3 (Trouble In Mind)
Solo release from the former guitarist for New Hampshire psych outfit MMOSS. As one of the principal songwriters in MMOSS, Tuttle was integral in honing that band's signature sound of West Coast bummer harmonies wrapped taut around a sinewy and dreamy collision of hazy psychedelia and motorik Krautrock. Here, Tuttle deftly forges a sound that all his, weaving nebulous jams into masterfully crafted pop gems.

>Uncle Tupelo
– No Depression [Legacy Edition] 2xCD (Sony/Legacy)
Released in 1990,
No Depression is a genuine milestone in American rock & roll, a still striking fusion of traditional folk and country with post punk innovation and hardcore ferocity. The Legacy Edition sees the original classic album remastered and augmented by twenty-two extraordinary extras, including for the first time on CD, 1989’s legendary Not Forever, Just For Now demo tape.
>Various Artists
– The Rough Guide To The Best African Music You’ve Never Heard 2xCD (World Music Network)
All of the artists featured on this unique
Rough Guide present distinctive, original sounds emanating from Africa, selected exclusively from groups entering World Music Network's 'Battle of the Bands' competition. Check out Tani Diakite's brand of Afro-funk, Simo Lagwani's Moroccan gnawa grooves and Wayo's South Sudanese trance percussion.
>Rhonda Vincent
– Only Me CD (Upper Management)
Only Me serves as a reminder why Rhonda Vincent & The Rage is the most awarded band in bluegrass music. Sticking with her musical roots, Rhonda is joined by Daryle Singletary on “We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds,” while Willie Nelson adds vocals and a guitar solo to the title track.
>You Me At Six
– Cavalier Youth CD (Prospect Park)
Cavalier Youth serves as the follow-up to the British alt-rocker’s 2011 album Sinners Never Sleep, which reached number three in the UK. The boys from Surrey have cited influences everywhere from Foo Fighters to Arctic Monkeys.

DVD + Blu-ray:
>Metallica
– Through The Never 2xDVD/2xBlu-ray/3xBlu-ray (Blackened Recordings)
Trip, a young roadie for Metallica, is sent on an urgent mission during the band's show. But what seems like a simple assignment turns into a surreal adventure. Includes the original 2013 film, the theatrical trailer, the “Master Of Puppets” music video, cast and crew interviews, a “making of” documentary, and more. 180 minutes. (Blu-ray version is available in Regular and Deluxe editions. The Deluxe set includes the feature in 3D and standard Blu-ray, as well as a limited edition bandana and double-sided litho.)


Vinyl:
>Bibio
– Green 12”+MP3 (Warp)
"I wanted to do a follow up EP with “Dye The Water Green” as it is my favorite track off
Silver Wilkinson and I also have a lot of music in my archives that would complement the track well." Green vinyl with download.
>Boy & Bear
– Harlequin Dream LP (Nettwerk)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. The lead single, "Southern Sun," has a powerful urgency, not unlike the best of Bruce Springsteen or Fleetwood Mac, while a sprinkling of strings and brass played by living, breathing humans, not machines brings life and color to such standouts as "Back Down The Black," "Old Town Blues" and "Stranger." There’s even a swinging sax solo on title track "Harlequin Dream," a first for the band.

>Burnt Skull
– Sewer Breath LP (12XU)
10 tracks of ferocious un-tuned obliteration.

>The Colourist
– Lido LP (Republic)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. All of the tracks on
Lido glisten with unshakable harmonies from co-vocalists Adam Castilla and Maya Tuttle as it builds into alternative pop bliss.
>Thelonious Monk
– Solo Monk [Reissue/1946] LP (Original Recordings)
Thelonious Monk's 1946 solo affair ranks among the pioneering pianist's most introspective, cerebral, and emotional outings. His trademark angularity informs a majority of the pieces, yet so does grand classicism and melodic rapture. Monk's readings of the originals and standards practically stand the tunes on their collective ears.
Solo Monk is simply amazing. And now, mastered from the original master tapes, this HQ-180gm reissue brings all the music closer, and into more transparent form, than ever before.
>Morrissey
– Satellite Of Love 12” (Rhino/Parlophone)
This 12” includes "You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side," the opening track from Morrissey's seminal 1992 album
Your Arsenal, which was produced by the legendary and hugely influential Spiders From Mars guitarist and arranger Mick Ronson (whom also co-produced Lou Reed's original "Satellite Of Love" and its parent album, Transformer).Also featuring "Satellite of Love (Live)." In addition there are two previously unreleased tracks, "Vicar In A Tutu (Live)" and "All You Need Is Me (Live)" recorded live in Hyde Park on July 4, 2008.
>Prurient
– Washed Against The Rocks 7” (Handmade Birds)
A work that recalls the most balanced yet visceral moments of classic Prurient.

>Pulse Emitter
- Crater Lake LP (Immune)
With an array of handmade modular and vintage keyboard synthesizers Pulse Emitter crafts melodic and layered compositions that evoke microscopic and interstellar landscapes inspired by nature, science fiction and the cosmos.

>Steven R. Smith/Ulaan Khol
- Ending/Returning 2xLP+MP3 (Immune)
The music of Californian multi-instrumentalist Steven R. Smith ranges from sparse solo guitar improvisations that evoke the crumbling American landscape to his re-workings of Eastern European folk tunes under the Hala Strana moniker and dense blown out psychedelic fuzz guitar workouts under the Ulaan Khol, Ulaan Markhor, or Ulaan Passerine monikers.

>Soundtrack [Christopher Komeda]
– Rosemary’s Baby [Original Motion Picture Score] LP (Waxwork)
The definitive release of the iconic 1968 film score remastered from the original master tapes and pressed on HQ-180gm clear vinyl.

>Dino Spiluttini & Nils Quak
- Modular Anxiety LP (Umor Rex)
Modular Anxiety is a split LP comprised of 10 tracks that presents an audacious and fresh face in the land of ambient/drone synth music. One side belongs to Dino Spiluttini (with works on Home Normal and Beatismurder) and the other to Nils Quak (who has released on labels such as Nomadic Kids Republic and Sic Sic Tapes).
>Thee Headcoats
– W.O.A.H. Bo In Thee Garage [2000] LP (Get Hip)
This Bo Diddley covers album by Billy Childish and company is fantastic lo-fi garage-drenched tribue to one of rock & roll’s greatest heroes. Color vinyl.

>Bad Religion
– No Control [Reissue/1989] LP+CD (Epitaph)
Bad Religion – Against The Grain [Reissue/1990] LP+CD (Epitaph)
Bouncing Souls – Bouncing Souls [Reissue/1997] LP+CD (Epitaph)
Bouncing Souls – How I Spent My Summer Vacation [Reissue/2001] LP+CD (Epitaph)
Descendents - Everything Sucks [Reissue/1996] LP+CD (Epitaph)
Millencolin – Life On A Plate [Reissue/1996] LP+CD (Epitaph)
Millencolin – For Monkeys [Reissue/1997] LP+CD (Epitaph)
NOFX – Ribbed [Reissue/1990] LP+CD (Epitaph)
NOFX – White Trash Two Heebs & A Bean [Reissue/1992] LP+CD (Epitaph)
Pennywise – Pennywise [Reissue/1991] LP+CD (Epitaph)
Pennywise – Unknown Road [Reissue/1993] LP+CD (Epitaph)
Rancid – Rancid [Reissue/1993] LP+CD (Epitaph)
Indie store exclusives! Each title is limited to 500 copies and is pressed on color vinyl with CD.
released 14 JANUARY 2014
>Backtrack – Lost In Life CD/LP (Bridge 9)
For their second LP,
Lost In Life, Backtrack has created a fist pumping, ground stomping hardcore record that holds true to their New York hardcore roots.
>Lee Bannon
– Alternate/Endings CD/2xLP (Ninja Tune)
Bannon has moved away from hip-hop, and into drum n' bass and jungle. Inspired by both his youth in Sacramento -- where d'n'b was huge -- and the backdrop of 2013's jungle renaissance, via albums by Machinedrum and Congo Natty, Bannon too, has reinvigorated the form. This is drum n' bass in its most contemporary permutation -- a furnace-hot future-blast of immersive atmospherics, deep bass and funk-ridden drums.
>Blackie And The Rodeo Kings – South CD (File Under Music)
South represents a fresh creative step for Blackie And The Rodeo Kings, while embodying the qualities of rootsy musical uplift and quirky lyrical depth that have long distinguished the ensembles varied output. The albums largely acoustic yet reliably punchy arrangements showcase the three songwriters multiple strengths, while their organically energetic performances maintain the vibrant chemistry that has kept Blackie a consistently vital and distinctive musical force.
>Black Knights
– Medieval Chamber CD/LP (Record Collection)
New album from the Wu-Tang related hip-hop group produced by former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante.
Medieval Chamber is the first full-length album that Frusciante has produced outside of his own solo material. The Black Knights consist of Crisis Tha Sharpshooter and Rugged Monk.
>Blank Realm
– Grassed Inn CD/LP (Fire)
Blank Realm veer towards songs in the manner of late period Big Star, Zombies, or the Bunnymen, all refracted through a grimy lens.

>Dave Brubeck
– The Dave Brubeck Quartet In Europe CD (American Jazz Classics)
Recorded live in Copenhagen, this album contains Brubeck's only known version of Frank Loesser's “Wonderful Copenhagen,” as well as the only performance of his own composition “My One Bad Habit Is Falling in Love.”

>Harold Budd
– Avalon Sutra/As Long As I Can Hold My Breath [Reissue/2004] 2xCD (Darla)
Remastered reissue of Budd’s 2004 double-album, which was originally released on David Sylvian's SamadhiSound label.

>Mary Chapin Carpenter
– Songs From The Movie CD (Zoe)
Collaborating with composer/arranger and producer Vince Mendoza and working once again with co-producer Matt Rollings,
Songs From The Movie harkens back to Carpenter’s love of classic film and symphonic music. Citing as inspiration such seminal film composers as Elmer Bernstein and Thomas Newman, and contemporary symphonic composers like Tobias Picker and Morten Lauridsen, she had long imagined this project but it wasn't until she had the chance to work with Mendoza that it came to fruition.
>Rosanne Cash
– The River & The Thread CD/LP (Blue Note)
Created with her longtime collaborator John Leventhal,
The River & The Thread richly evokes the Southern landscape and examines the indelible impressions it has made on our own collective culture and on Cash herself. An amazing feat of musical storytelling, the album is sweeping in its breadth, capturing a unique, multi-generational cast of characters. While Cash and Leventhal found inspiration in the many musical styles associated with the South -- swampy delta blues, gospel, Appalachian folk, country and rock, to name a few -- this is a completely contemporary collection. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three bonus tracks and features expanded packaging.
>Cherry Glazerr
– Haxel Princess CD/LP (Burger)
Haxel Princess is the High school teenybopper rockers debut album -- pure pop gems about cats, dogs, birds, bees, grilled cheese
>John Coltrane
– The Complete Mainstream 1958 Sessions CD (American Jazz Classics)
Three complete LPs featuring John Coltrane in a small group format on sessions that featured trumpet and flugelhorn player Wilbur Harden as a leader. The albums, which appear here in their entirety along with of the all existing alternate takes from the dates, were
Mainstream 1958, Tanganyika Strut, and Jazz Way Out. These outstanding tracks were among Coltrane's last recordings as a sideman.
>Crazy Horse
– Scratchy: The Complete Reprise Recordings 2xCD (Wounded Bird)
Excellent two-CD release from the band best known as Neil Young's backup group. They issued a number of fine albums in their own right. This two CD set contains their complete body of work for Reprise Records.
Crazy Horse reached # 84 on the Billboard charts when originally issued in 1971. Their follow-up album, Loose, hit the Billboard charts in 1972. This CD also features tracks from the Crazy Horse sessions and a rare single from Valiant Records circa 1962.
>The Crystal Method
– The Crystal Method CD/LP (Tiny e)
Fifth full-length release (and the first in five years) from the veteran Las Vegas-originated electronica duo. Features guest appearances from Leann Rimes and Nick Thayer.

>Miles Davis
– Plays For Lovers [Reissue/1966] CD (American Jazz Classics)
Plays For Lovers is a compilation of Davis' ballad interpretations in a quartet format taken from a variety of his mid-‘50s Prestige albums. This reissue is expanded with further splendid ballad interpretations by Miles.
>Deep Purple
– Live In Stuttgart 1993 2xCD (Cherry Red)
Deep Purple - NEC 1993: Live In Birmingham 2xCD (Cherry Red)
Many consider the vintage “Mk2” Deep Purple line-up of Ritchie Blackmore on guitar, lead screamer Ian Gillan, bassist Roger Glover on bass, the late, great Jon Lord on keyboards and the drumming of Ian Paice, to be the near definitive version of this classic British rock institution. It was this line-up that got back together -- for a third and last time -- to tour and record for their 25th anniversary in 1993. Of these two live volumes, the
NEC 1993 concert is Ritchie Blackmore's last gig with the band on British soil.
>Devour The Day
– Time & Pressure CD (Fat Lady Music)
Blending a sound that balances power guitars with modern leaning programming, Devour The Day stormed onto the Active Radio chart with their debut single “Good Man'” -- currently a Top 10 chart position with sustained airplay over the last 25 weeks of climbing the chart -- and they have delivered a powerhouse of a debut record.

>Dave Edmunds
– Again CD (Cherry Red)
A personal collection of rarely heard recordings of new and self-penned tracks.

>Tinsley Ellis
– Midnight Blue CD (Landslide)
All-new set of original blues rock from guitar master.

>The Fall
– Live CD (Cherry Red)
The Fall – The Remainderer CDEP (Cherry Red)
Live is collated from various gigs over the past three years. The Remainderer features six new songs, acting as a bridging point between last year’s Re-Mit and a forthcoming new LP.
>FM359
– Truth Love Liberty CD/LP (Pirate Press)
FM359 is fronted by Street Dogs‘ vocalist Mike McColgan. Joining him in this project are fellow founding member of Dropkick Murphys Rick Barton (also of Continental fame), and fellow Street Dog Johnny Rioux. The resulting collaboration has been billed as “Americana, classic rock, country, and tinges of punk rock wrapped up in an uplifting folk, or even gospel backdrop; just without all the hand clapping...”

>Stéphane Grappelli
– Django [Reissue/1962] CD (American Jazz Classics)
Reissue of Stéphane Grappelli's complete 1962 album that features the exceptional jazz violinist in a quartet format with the backing of guitar, bass and drums.

>Grant Green
– First Recordings CD (American Jazz Classics)
A collection of Green's first recording ever. Here he played in the company of Jimmy Forrest, Elvin Jones, Harold Mabern and Gene Ramsey.

>Grant Hart
– Good News For Modern Man [Reissue1999] CD/LP (Con D’or Records)
CD and vinyl reissue of the 1999 solo album from ex-Husker Du drummer/songwriter.

>Hiss Golden Messenger
– Bad Debt CD/LP (Paradise Of Bachelors)
Bad Debt is a collection of lo-fi tape recordings M.C. Taylor captured during at his North Carolina mountain home during a frigid fall and winter four years ago. And while the setting demands comparisons to Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago, these recordings are a lot rawer and more basic, and Taylor’s songs are distinctly Appalachian, steeped in biblical imagery and sung with a slightly scratchy twang.” – Stereogum
>Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
– Play The Blues [Reissue/1970] 2xCD (Friday Music)
Just off tour with The Rolling Stones, blues legends Buddy Guy and Junior Wells teamed with Eric Clapton for this 1970 album collaboration that includes a guest appearance by Dr. John. This remastered reissue includes a second disc of 13 bonus tracks plus new liner notes by Johnny Winter.

>Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
– Give The People What They Want CD/LP (Daptone)
Give The People What They Want is certainly an appropriate title for Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings' upcoming release. After more than a decade of nearly constant touring, recording, and as one of the most formidable and consequential live acts performing today, they know what their audience wants from them. They know, because its what they want, too. This, shall we say, je ne sais quoi -- that makes everyone from Prince to Beck to John Legend to Michael Bublé to countless fans return again and again to the Dap sound -- is found both on stage and in the recording booth. After two years of touring behind 2010's lauded I Learned The Hard Way, the band reconvened in Bushwick's Daptone House Of Soul Studios and Daptone West in Riverside, CA, to begin work on their fifth album.
>Kauan
– Pirut CD (Blood Music)
Effortlessly blending shimmering post-rock, reminiscent of Godspeed! You Black Emperor, with the funeral dirges of Evoken, Russia's Kauan has received a huge amount of praise in the European underground. Often compared to Agalloch and Alcest, Kauan has spent several years creating a take on the genre all their own. Often atmospheric,
Pirut finds the band based in viola, choirs, and slow piano melodies with an overall funeral doom base.
>Mark Lanegan
– Has God Seen My Shadow? An Anthology 1989-2011 2xCD/3xLP (Light In The Attic)
As one of America's great modern day vocalists and songwriters, Mark Lanegan has much in common with the timeless work of such legends as Fred Neil, Tim Hardin and Karen Dalton. Collecting Lanegan's solo material for Sub Pop, Beggars and more plus 12 unreleased tracks, this is the archive treatment Mark has long deserved. The 32 tracks shine a light on Mark's rare talent, and span the singer's entire career, from 1990's debut album
The Winding Sheet to a treasure trove of recent unreleased gems and feature such guests as PJ Harvey, Josh Home and J Masks. His is a sound of grizzled vocals and dark melody, its lyrics chiseled out of late night thoughts and dark humor.
>Lanterns On The Lake
– Until The Colour Runs CD/LP (Bella Union)
The music Lanterns On The Lake has that epic widescreen and symphonic feel of the best progressive inclinations while keeping the relationship with the listener distinctly personal. Since the release of their critically acclaimed 2011 debut, the Newcastle band has lost members and found themselves -- and friends and family-- struggling financially in a bleak economic climate. But the adversity has made their sumptuously textured new album
Until The Colours Run what singer and lyricist Hazel Wilde calls "a personal journey through modern life – hope, despair, love and desperate times.”
>Jackie Lomax
– Against All Odds CD (Angel Air)
Recorded shortly before his death,
Against All Odds is a fitting finale from this former member of The Undertakers and first ever solo artist signed to The Beatles’ Apple Records.
>Lone Justice
– This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983 CD/LP (Omnivore)
It can be difficult to capture the live power of band on a studio recording. Thankfully, Lone Justice (Maria McKee, Ryan Hedgecock, Marvin Etzioni, and Don Heffington) went into Suite 16 Studios in December of 1983 and laid down much of the set list they were packing Los Angeles area clubs with. Recorded direct to two-track tape by engineer David Vaught and with no overdubs, those twelve tracks can finally be heard in their entirety as
This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983. As Billboard's Chris Morris writes in his liner notes, the release “offers the best representation of the band in its infancy hot, full of p*ss and vinegar, and ready to take on the world.”
>Ray Majors
– The 7% Solution CD (Angel Air)
An impressive new album from this legendary member of Mott, Box Of Frogs, and The Yardbirds.

>James Vincent McMorrow
– Post Tropical CD/LP (Vagrant)
Written, produced, and performed entirely by McMorrow,
Post Tropical was recorded on a pecan farm half a mile from the Mexican border located between El Paso and ruthless bustle of Juárez. Built up slowly and spontaneously from hundreds of non-linear sound files and lyric pages, the result is ten stunning, meticulously crafted original songs. Its broadened horizons may come as a surprise to everyone but McMorrow himself, who has harbored a lifelong love of hip-hop and atmospheric R&B. "I wanted to give this record the feel and movement of the R&B records that I love." he says.
>Mindless Self Indulgence
– F##k Machine CD (Metropolis)
Mindless Self Indulgence (MSI) is an inflammatory band mixing punk rock and driving electronic music together to create an unrestrained sound. Since 1997, this band has been storming the industrial and punk scenes sweeping many hardcore fans in its wake with its music and albums such as the cult classic
Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy.
>Modern Jazz Quartet
– Plays For Lovers CD (American Jazz Classics)
Featuring a selection of MJQ’s recordings of love-related ballads and medium tempo standards from the early years of the group, the complete original album
The Modern Jazz Quartet Plays For Lovers has been expanded for this reissue with six additional tracks with the same concept from their Atlantic years.
>Neck Deep
– Wishful Thinking CD/LP (Hopeless)
“Much of
Wishful Thinking sits comfortably in the neighborhood of The Story So Far, Handguns, and the first two Wonder Years records, with a healthy mix of anger, angst, and perseverance set to pop punk riffs that are equal parts Drive-Thru and Bridge Nine.” – Underthegunreview.net
>Painted Palms
– Forever CD/LP (Polyvinyl)
For their debut full-length,
Forever, this San Francisco duo pair classic pop structures with modern electronic production to create instantly memorable melodies that show no sign of their virtual patchwork beginnings.
>Railroad Earth
– Last Of The Outlaws CD (Black Bear)
Vinyl version due February 11. “In the center of Railroad Earth’s seventh album,
Last Of The Outlaws, the band unleashes a beast. The 21-minute, multi-part, string-band symphony “All That’s Dead May Live Again/Face with a Hole” may become Railroad Earth’s identifying recording—the moment where they laugh in the faces of the critics who’ve lazily dubbed them the ‘folk-pop-Celtic-bluegrass-roots-and-rock act from Jersey.’ The piece finds this sextet beautifully, seamlessly weaving through distinct movements and melodies that cover the gamut of styles and emotions—like The Decemberists’ The Hazards Of Love, but more focused. They’re bravely staring down a storm in the whipping third movement before a blissful, meditative, piano-led calm takes over in the fourth, and an uplifting chant marches through the fifth and sixth.” – Relix.com
>Soug Sahm
– Genuine Texas Groover: Complete Atlantic Recordings 2xCD (Wounded Bird)
Doug Sahm originally hit the music scene as the leader of the Sir Douglas Quintet. He has also issued a number of memorable solo albums. Two of those albums are contained in this set: Doug Sahm And Band and Texas Tornado. This package also features a slew of rare non-album tracks.

>Self
– Subliminal Plastic Motives [Reissue/1995] CD/LP (Fat Possum)
Self’s debut album is an impressive home-brewed amalgamation of crunchy post-grunge guitars, unusual samples, and cotton candy pop vocals. Imagine Nirvana's chord progressions overlaid with Jellyfish-type vocal harmonies, all processed through Beck's idiosyncratic, sample-based production aesthetic.

>Bruce Springsteen
– High Hopes CD/2xLP+CD (Columbia)
High Hopes finds Bruce Springsteen in a number of different musical settings, and includes the E Street Band members in various large and small combinations as well as guitarist Tom Morello on eight tracks. Besides Morello, the album also includes appearances on several songs by Clarence Clemons, who passed away in 2011, and Danny Federici, who passed away in 2008, on what Springsteen calls "some of our best unreleased material from the past decade." The album was recorded in New Jersey, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Australia and New York City and marks Springsteen's 18th studio album.
>Sonny Stitt
- Rearin' Back + Tribute To Duke Ellington [Reissue/1960-1962] CD (American Jazz Classics)
Two LPs on one CD, this release presents Sonny Stitt’s complete original 1962 album
Rearin’ Back, one of only two collaborations between the saxophonist and pianist Ronnie Mathews. As a bonus, another complete album that was recorded in 1960 and dedicated exclusively to the songbook of Duke Ellington appears here on CD for the first time ever.
>Suicidal Angels
– Divide And Conquer CD (Noiseart)
You can compare the typical Suicidal Angels sound to that of genre veterans such as Kreator, but their input into the current thrash revival is bursting with insane riff ideas, a massive and modern production and a unique and energetic live presence.

>Supersuckers
– Get The Hell CD (Acetate)
The “Greatest Rock & Roll Band in the World” return with their ninth studio album -- a blistering return to their punk rock roots. Featuring 12 new soon-to-be Supersuckers classics,
Get The Hell is a sonic assault of big riffs, catchy hooks and raw, balls-to-the-wall rock & roll. Vinyl version due February 25.
>Sweet
– Hits CD (Angel Air)
Sweet is a UK national treasure that has taken the pop and rock world by storm over the past four decades. The sole remaining thread to the past is Andy Scott whose high standards and determination to maintain the bands legacy have shone through. Back in the studio in 2013 Andy set about producing and recording the best ever Sweet hits package.
Hits is quite simply 13 of the greatest Sweet tracks ever recorded.
>Switchfoot
– Fading West CD (Atlantic)
“In the eighteen years of being a band, now with nine studio albums, two live albums, a motion picture released, and even a Grammy win, Switchfoot has never stopped being the clan of down-to-earth Christian surfer dudes who knew how to take success and not let it break them. After the success of
Hello Hurricane, Switchfoot slipped over into the realm of experimentation, releasing the ever-so dark and honest Vice Verses, garnering moderate success, but leaving the band at a crossroads of where to go next. In an effort to collectively refresh the adrenaline of the band, they sojourned across the globe and created Fading West, the record accompanying a surf/rock/tour documentary, which is their ninth album to date, and the youngest and most energetic one in their catalog.” – Sputnikmusik.com
>Tangerine Dream
– Thief: Original Soundtrack [Reissue/1981] CD (Perseverance)
The most complete edition of the soundtrack to Michael Mann's directorial debut.

>Tiny Tim
– God Bless Tiny Tim CD (Cherry Red)
Born of that brief, inspired moment in time when the freaks almost took over, April 1968's
God Bless Tiny Tim is an otherworldly mission statement from the misunderstood pop culture icon who almost singlehandedly invented “other.” Rare mono mix, first time on CD anywhere.
>Dinah Washington
– The Best Of Dinah Washington CD (American Jazz Classics)
Dinah Washington was both the queen of the black jukebox and the consummate musician's musician. She was comfortable in virtually any musical context, but something special always happened when she surrounded herself with top-notch jazz musicians and let them wail.

>White Fang
– Steady Truckin’ For Summer CD (Metal Postcard)
White Fang are the boisterously beating heart of Portlands DIY punk scene … As a band, all hallmarks of sophistication are pushed straight through a closed window White Fang are mostly about gleeful destruction and infectious cacophony.” – Pitchfork

>Lucinda Williams
– Lucinda Williams [Reissue/1988] 2xCD/LP (Lucinda Williams)
Out of print for ten years, Lucinda Williams’ self-titled third album (her second album of original songs) is now available as a 25th Anniversary Special Edition reissue. This package includes the remastered album along with a bonus disc containing an unreleased 1989 concert recorded in Eindhoven, Netherlands, never before seen photos, and two new sets of liner notes.

>You Blew It!
– Keep Doing What You’re Doing CD (Top Shelf)
“Adapting to life. It’s tough, sometimes. You Blew It! love to expound on the fun stories of strength and survival using a harrowing ‘90s emo tapestry and they’re one of the reasons that there isn’t or ever was an emo-revival. Emo never died.
Keep Doing What You’re Doing is aptly titled because not only does it accomplish its mission as the band’s most complete, polished and near-flawless work to date, but it leads into fateful banter that’s likable and battering to fans of the genre at the same time.” – Dyingscene.com

DVD + Blu-ray:
>BB King & The Guitar Legends
- In Performance DVD (IMV Blueline)
79 minutes.
Recorded live in 1991 this television broadcast features BB King with special guests: Dave Edmunds, Steve Cropper, Albert Collins, Robert Cray and many more.

>Various Artists
- Rebels Without A Pause: The Induction Celebration Of Public Enemy DVD (Eastlink)
On the eve of Public Enemy’s Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction, hip-hop legends, friends and extended family paid tribute to P.E. at a pre-party at the Los Angeles House of Blues. Centric TV captured the hype, which included performances from legends Whodini, Kool Moe Dee, The Treacherous Three & JJ Fad. 90 minutes.


Vinyl:
>Discordance Axis
– Original Sound Version 1992-1995 2xLP+7” (Hydra Head)
Semi-discography of infamous killer grindcore trio from Hoboken, New Jersey.

>Gap Dream
– Shine Your Light LP+MP3 (Burger)
Released late last year on CD – now available on vinyl. Synth/psych/glam epicness from Gabe Fulvimar and produced by Bobby Harlow (King Tuff, The Go, Conspiracy Of Owls).

>Hammock
– Oblivion Hymns 2xLP+MP3 (Hammock Music)
Released late last year on CD – now available on vinyl. Sixth album by Nashville based ambient duo Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson. “Our new record is our most orchestrated record to date. Big, big strings, horns, children’s choir and a guest vocal from Timothy Showalter of Strand of Oaks. It’s epic and a soul crusher. An ambitious undertaking for us.”

>Sondre Lerche & Kato Adland
– Sleepwalker [OST] LP (Mona)
Sondre Lerche and Kato Adland wrote and perform the soundtrack to the film,
The Sleepwalker, which was co-written and directed by Lerche’s wife, Mona Fastvold. The soundtrack is beautiful and at times haunting. It is mostly instrumental, but five of the sixteen tracks contain vocals, including “You Sure Look Swell” (vocals by Sondre Lerche) and “Lord I Want to Be a Christian” (vocals by Sylvie Lewis). HQ-180gm.
>Loop
– A Guilded Eternity [Reissue/1990] 2xLP+7” (Reactor)
A Gilded Eternity is the third and final album from Loop, it originally came out in January 1990, and was recently reissued as part of the Loop Remasters on 2xCD in 2009. The seven tracks on the album (plus the two tracks on the bonus 7”) are from a band at the absolute peak of their power; there was far more to Loop than bludgeoning riffs and cranking up the gain control. Here was a band that also traded in textures, pace and a no less intoxicated alternative to the saucer-eyed ravers who were ‘avin’ it large to the bands that had always had a dance element to their music.
>Moodymann
– Moodymann LP (KDJ)
New album from the Detroit house veteran Moodymann (a.k.a. Kenny Dixon Jr.) and follow-up to last year's
ABCD mini-album.
>Peaking Lights
– 936 [Reissue/2011] LP (Two Flowers)
Limited edition repress on HQ-180gm vinyl with exclusive poster. On
936, Peaking Lights merge elements of dub, psych, minimal house, disco and krautrock with a distinct pop sensibility.
>Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico
- Le Bataclan 1972 2xLP (Keyhole)
To the surprise and delight of their growing fan base, in early 1972 rumors began to circulate that Lou Reed, John Cale, and Nico would be performing together again. In fact they only played one show, at the small Bataclan club in Paris on January 29, 1972. Thankfully, a soundboard recording was made, preserving the superb concert for posterity. HQ-180gm in gatefold sleeve.

>Slick Rick
– The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick [Reissue/1988] 2xLP (Def Jam)
To mark the 25th anniversary of it's release,
The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick is being re-released on vinyl, after being out of print for some time.
>The Three O’Clock
– Aquarius Andromeda LP+MP3 (Burger)
New album of unreleased demos and rarities from the ‘80s band. File: Paisley Underground/pop/psych/Children of Nuggets.

>Various Artists
- Calypsoul 70: Caribbean Soul & Calypso Crossover 1969-1979 LP (Strut)
First time available on vinyl. Strut turns its magnifying glass onto the Caribbean for
Calypsoul 70, a celebration of the magnificent array of crossover calypso, reggae, Latin, Afro and soul styles that emerged, often from small studio and label stables, during the ‘70s.