released 27 january 2015
>2Cellos – Celloverse CD/CD+DVD (Portrait/Masterworks)
Third album from the classical/rock duo from Croatia. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe includes a bonus DVD featuring seven videos.

>Amason
– Sky City CD/LP (Fairfax)
Tagged in the music press as a "Swedish supergroup," Amason are the collective talents of Pontus Winnberg (Miike Snow), Gustav Ejstes (Dungen), Petter Winnberg (Little Marjorette), Amanda Bergman (Hajen, Idiot Wind), and Nils Tornqvist (Little Marjorette). With lyrics in both their native Swedish and in English, Amason create in the moment, record almost instantaneously, and soon after scan the horizons for a stage, where the music truly comes alive, where they can share their collected collective moments.

>Archive
– Restriction CD/LP (PIAS America)
"When they first appeared in the late-‘90s, Archive seemed to bridge a surprisingly narrow gap between trip-hop and prog rock, bringing elements of Pink Floydian grandeur to moody club beats. The London collective have never really registered at home, though they are popular in continental Europe, where they seem to be treated as honorary goths, sustaining a cult career that has never been less than interesting. This is their 10th album, on which they shift ever closer to a brand of psych rock that may be their natural bent. Only a penchant for electronic beats, dramatic vocals and cinematic effects hint at their trip hop origins, while the progressive elements have been reduced to introverted shoegazing drones." – The Telegraph

>Ascension
– The Dead Of The World CD (Season Of Mist)
"The 2010 debut full-length from the German metal band Ascension was an interesting hybrid of black metal, noise, and spindly guitar work. With
The Dead Of The World, Ascension cut back on the more far-flung aspects of their debut in favor of a streamlined sound." – Pitchfork
>Battle Beast
– Unholy Savior CD/2xLP (Nuclear Blast America)
If you took the decisively ‘80s sound of Lita Ford, added a generous helping of power and symphonic metal, hard rock, and a dash of bubble gum pop, the result would be Battle Beast.

>Beat Spacek
– Modern Streets CD/2xLP+MP3 (Ninja Tune)
Beat Spacek is the latest project from UK vocalist/producer Steve Spacek, a man who should really need no introduction. With boundless abilities, his work transcends genre and style -- instead focusing more on swing, melody, vibe and atmosphere. From his legendary output with the band Spacek, solo work on the cult Sound In Color imprint and collaborations with the late, great J Dilla to his under-the-radar Black Pocket project with brother dBridge and his most recent work with Mark Pritchard as one half of Africa HiTech, his fearless approach to creation has always been progressive and highly original.

>Black Sheep Wall
– I'm Going To Kill Myself CD (Season Of Mist)
"This sludge-metal band, having been through more vocalists than it probably remembers, has settled on its sometime bassist Brandon Gillichbauer to front its new offering. BSW have never, in its stop-start history, made a record that's as good as it is, but this new four-track EP comes close. It's sometimes plodding and methodical, sometimes a stellar wash of noise." – Revolver Mag

>The Body & Thou
– You, Whom I Have Always Hated CD/LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
The Body and Thou are bands with Southern roots that have been pushing the boundaries of heavy metal for over a decade. Both have maintained relentless touring schedules, a dedication to DIY ethics and aesthetics, and a commitment to push their respective brands of extreme music into previously unexplored territories.
You, Whom I Have Always Hated is a new collaborative release that showcases both bands' unique abilities to create music that is emotionally effecting and unrelenting. (CD version adds the 2014 album Released From Love, which was previously only released on vinyl.)
>Bosley
– The Dirty Dogs Radio Show CD/LP (Bosley Music)
Baltimore's native son has a hybrid R&B, vintage soul style and performs with his nine-piece band. His blazing, high-energy live performances have been gaining notoriety, including headlining appearances alongside Sharon Jones & The Dapkings.

>The Bros. Landreth
– Let It Lie CD/LP (Slate Creek)
Twenty-seven years. Four bandmates. Two brothers. One album.
Let It Lie, the debut release from Canadian roots-rockers the Bros. Landreth, is proof that there's strength in numbers. Anchored by the bluesy wail of electric guitars, the swell of B3 organ, and the harmonized swoon of two voices that were born to mesh.
>Calabrese
– Lust For Sacrilege CD/LP (Spookshow)
Steeped in a hard rock swing, brash punk energy, metallic bombast, and a healthy helping of death rock, these three musicians—Jimmy Calabrese [vocals, bass], Bobby Calabrese [vocals, guitar], and Davey Calabrese [drums]—established a diehard following and garnered immense critical praise outside of the traditional system, emerging as underground luminaries from their native Phoenix, AZ. Available on CD and on white vinyl.

>Conduct
– Fear & Desire CD/LP (Public Tone)
Taking musical cues from industrial, punk, and German progressive movements,
Fear & Desire expounds on the inhumane nature of existence, anxiety, and the impulses behind inaction. Though there are many signifiers in Conduct's music — be it Art Bears, Hula, or This Heat — they have synthesized a unique and slanted approach to the four-piece rock outfit. Recorded by Steve Albini, featuring guest spots from Tim Midyett.
>Corrections House
– Writing History In Advance CD (War Crime)
Corrections House (Mike IX Williams of EyeHateGod, Scott Kelly of Neurosis, Bruce Lamont of Bloodiest/Yakuza and Sanford Parker of Minsk) is a mysterious collective of lost souls that embrace the unkind, the diseased, the forgotten, the morose and their lush anti-soundscapes and shadowy verses - both at once hideously beautiful, graceful and terrifying - creeps forth from this, their first live recording.

>Jamie Cullum
– Interlude CD/LP (Blue Note)
Interlude marks a rare focus upon largely straight-ahead jazz and a return to interpretation from an artist who has made a habit of bending genres, writing original material and bringing new sounds and new listeners to the music. Produced, engineered and mixed by Benedic Lamdin for Nostalgia 77 and featuring guest spots from Laura Mvula and Gregory Porter, the album repertoire choices were inspired by the music and musicians he's featured on his award-winning UK jazz radio show over the last few years and his own crate digging tendencies.
>Death Toll 80k
– Harsh Realities CD/LP (Give Praise)
Finland's finest grindcore maniacs Death Toll 80K would love to destroy your eardrums with these 23 harsh tracks.

>Dengue Fever
– The Deepest Lake CD (Tuk Tuk)
Dengue Fever is in the vanguard of an emerging global pop sensibility, making music that's both familiar, yet eerily unique. The Los Angeles sextet blends the rhythms of ‘60s Cambodian pop -- heavily influenced by American surf, rock and early psychedelic garage bands -- with their own eclectic mix of American and international styles. Vinyl version due February 24.

>Dodos
– Individ CD/LP+MP3 (Polyvinyl)
For the Dodos "the best time to make a record is right after you've finished one" says vocalist and guitarist Meric Long. Having just wrapped up the sessions for their previous record
Carrier, and fired up on the level of comfort achieved with brothers Jay and Ian Pellicci at Tiny Telephone studio, the duo immediately began laying to tape the batch of songs that would result in their latest and sixth record, entitled Individ.
>Doomtree
– All Hands CD/2xLP+MP3 (Doomtree)
New release from the Minneapolis independent hip-hop collective. The production from Cecil Otter, Lazerbeak, Paper Tiger, and P.O.S. twists through 13 booming tracks, building the raw and epic soundscapes that the group has become well known for, while adding more of-the-moment musical elements and techniques for a genre-spanning effect.

>Eastern Midwestern
– Zenith CD/LP (Two Syllable)
Eastern Midwestern shoots for the moon, and only most-artfully turns back on itself. Whether it's the genteel storytelling of the Middle West, or the affected attitude of the jagged Eastern seaboard, this unique foursome of de-facto New Yorkers aims to please even the most discerning ear. They dare you not to hum back a melody, to not swing your arms in grand air guitar gestures, or flail faux-fills down dribbling air-toms. You'll have no control as your inner-bassist contorts the corners of your mouth into bass face, your under bite leading your head in an approving rock nod.

>Eisbrecher
– Schock CD (Metropolis)
"Strong and forward-driving tracks brimming with synth, powerful drums & guitars, and Wesselsky's dominating voice." -- Sputnik Music

>George Ezra
– Wanted On Voyage CD (Sony)
Debut studio album by the English singer/songwriter. Entering the UK Albums Chart at #3, the album features the singles "Did You Hear The Rain?" "Budapest," and "Cassy O."

>Falloch
– This Island, Our Funeral CD (Candlelight)
"Black metal from the United Kingdom typically presents an atmospheric approach rooted in (Celtic) folk and post rock/metal. Last year provided a handful of worthy examples of this trend, with Primordial (Ireland), Saor (Scotland) and Winterfylleth (England) all releasing albums that explored the boundaries within this formula. Falloch seem keen on keeping this style alive into the New Year with their sophomore album This Island, Our Funeral, a record most comparable to Saor from the aforementioned bands. Yet, while these Glaswegians once included Saor mastermind Andy Marshall in their ranks, what is presented on
This Island, Our Funeral has a distinctly clean approach that bears a black metal tag solely in a thematic sense. The result is a beautifully painted landscape that utilizes an overly pastel palette." -- Heavy Blog Is Heavy
>Jake Xerxes Fussell
– Jake Xerxes Fussell CD/LP+MP3 (Paradise Of Bachelors)
On his self-titled debut album, produced by and featuring William Tyler, the Georgia-bred singer and guitarist -- student of Piedmont blues legend Precious Bryant and sideman to Rev. John Wilkins -- transmutes ten arcane folk/blues tunes into vibey cosmic laments and crooked riverine rambles. Crack(ed) Nashville session vets Chris Scruggs (Bonnie ‘Prince' Billy, Marty Stuart), Brian Kotzur (Silver Jews), and Hoot Hester (Bill Monroe, Ray Charles) crew the push boat.

>Kenny G
– Brazilian Nights CD (Concord)
The 14th album from the jazz/pop saxophonist – available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds four bonus live tracks.

>Goulgotha
– The Deathmass Cloak CD (Dark Descent)
Brutal and haunting old school death metal.

>Gov't Mule Featuring John Scofield
– Sco-Mule 2xCD/2xLP (Evil Teen)
In late September of 1999, John Scofield teamed with Gov't Mule, then featuring original bass player the late Allen Woody, in Georgia for two legendary shows. These shows were recorded with the intention of it being a live release after the studio album
Life Before Insanity. After the passing of Woody, and the start of The Deep End project, those plans had been set aside. There are no audience recordings from these shows, so this will be the first time that anyone will be able to hear or relive what took place that night.
>Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors
– Medicine CD/LP (Magnolia Music)
For Nashville based, Memphis born Drew Holcomb, ''music is medicine'' and it seems only fitting that along with his band The Neighbors -- wife Ellie (vocals, guitar), Nathan Dugger (guitar, keys) and Rick Brinsfield (bass) -- the group celebrates a decade long career with the release of a new album. Recorded over eight days at Joe Pisapia's Middletree Studios in East Nashville,
Medicine was co-produced by Pisapia (Ben Folds, KD Lang, Guster, Josh Rouse) and the band and tackles issues of everyday life including loyalty, hardship, marriage, friendship, alienation and faith.
>Hey Rosetta!
– Second Sight CD/LP (Sonic)
New album from the ornate East Coast folk rock ensemble. "As usual,
Second Sight finds Hey Rosetta! aiming skyward with dramatically soaring rock anthems. This time around, many of the songs emphasize the bouncy, buoyant side of the outfit's oeuvre, with ‘Soft Offering' beginning the album on a pop-friendly note and ‘Neon Beyond' sporting heavy guitar crescendos. That being said, there are still plenty of quieter folksy moments, like the moody ‘What Arrows' or the slow-burning back-half numbers ‘Alcatraz' and ‘Trish's Song.'" – Exclaim
>Howlin' Rain
– Mansion Songs CD/LP (Welk)
Mansion Songs marks the much-anticipated return of freewheeling boogie-psych titans Howlin' Rain. Ethan Miller as frontman/shaman delivers eight new moon-soaked high desert anthems.
>The Hues Corporation
– Rockin' Soul/Love Corporation [Reissue/1974/1975] CD (Funky Town Grooves)
Digitally remastered twofer containing a pair of albums by the R&B act plus one bonus track. This release includes the #1 chart hit, "Rock The Boat," and the hits "Rockin' Soul," and "Love Corporation." The group named themselves after the business empire of Howard Hues and they recorded some excellent easy listening disco music in the mid-‘70s, but they are remembered as a one-hit wonder.

>Invisible Familiars
– Disturbing Wildlife CD/LP (Other Music)
From the mind of Jared Samuel as Invisible Familiars, with guests including Scott Metzger, Ryan Sawyer, Cibo Matto, Nels Cline, and Jolie Holland. Working with the backing band of Sean Lennon,
Disturbing Wildlife one for fans of Marc Bolan and T Rex, chilled-out jazzy songwriter numbers, cups of tea and Scrabble.
>J.Tex & The Volunteers
– Old Ways Vs. New Days CD/LP (Heptown)
Fifth album from the Danish roots rockers. With a firm grip on the banjo and the guitar J.Tex often travels over the sea between Denmark and Sweden, with a sound of Americana, blues and country music.
Old Ways Vs. New Days takes a charming journey through a soundscape of violin, bass clarinet, vocals and a brilliant guitar and banjo work.
>Danny James
– Pear CD/LP+MP3 (Burger)
While Danny James' Pear beautifully occupies the space of 1970s mellow pop vibes, he also manages to reinvent the concept of retro with
Pear.
>Jib Kidder
– Teaspoon To The Ocean CD/LP (Weird World)
Jib Kidder is the pseudonym of Sean Schuster-Craig. He has spent the last decade exploring a variety of approaches to psychedelic collage. The latest addition to Schuster-Craig's unique and under-exposed body of work comes in the form of
Teaspoon To The Ocean. The eleven acid-country pop songs on this collection combine the cut-up lyrical style of avant garde literary great Gertrude Stein with influences ranging from Lindsay Buckingham to Meat Puppets by way of Roy Orbison, Gary Numan and Indonesian Campursari and Vietnamese slide guitar playing.
>Paul Kelly
– Presents The Merrisoul Sessions CD (Cen)
A swag of soul-inspired songs and Kelly classics performed by some of the country's best young talent – as well as by the man himself, of course. Vinyl version due February 24.

>Danny Kroha
– Angels Watching Over Me CD/LP (Third Man)
As a mainstay on the Detroit music scene and founding member of The Gories, Danny Kroha has consistently pushed himself to reinvention. With his first full-length release under his own name, it may come as an unexpected turn that he's dealing in classic gospel and folk songs. Playing every instrument himself, the end result is a collection of compelling, timeless traditional songs.

>Jorn Lande and Trond Holter
– Dracula: Swing Of Death CD (Frontiers)
New collaboration between Norwegian rock stars Jorn Lande and guitarist Trond Holter (aka Teeny of Wig Wam).
Dracula is a rock opera concept album about the life of Count Vlad the III, Prince of Wallachia, widely known as Vlad, The Impaler or by his patronymic name Vlad Dracul(a). Musical influences come mostly from Meat Loaf and Queen with the ghost of Alice Cooper thrown in.
>Level 10
– Chapter One CD (Frontiers)
Level 10 is a collaboration between American powerhouse singer Russell Allen (Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob, Allen Lande) and German producer/bassist Mat Sinner (Primal Fear, Sinner). 12 songs performed in a true metal style.

>The Lone Bellow
– Then Came The Morning CD/LP (Descendant)
"Brooklyn folk-rockers the Lone Bellow worked with Aaron Dessner on their upcoming album
Then Came The Morning, and some of the National's dark elegance is present in ‘Fake Roses,' the second single they've shared from the project. The tune's warm tones and steady pulse also hearken to Arcade Fire's somber Funeral ballad ‘Une Année Sans Lumière' or Wilco's ‘Via Chicago,' and there's a weathered grace to the vocal that reminds me of Van Morrison. And at the risk of turning this into nothing more than a long list of influences, the sighing pedal steel and moody twilight atmospherics evoke Justin Townes Earle's great 2012 release Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now, which is high praise coming from me. (Earle's album was in my top 10 that year.) Reference points aside, The Lone Bellow have made a fantastic leap here, distancing themselves from the post-Mumford hordes and proving that a certain class of stately indie rock is still capable of sounding fresh and vital." – Stereogum
>Lord Dying
– Poisoned Alters CD/LP (Relapse)
"Fusing Crowbar's booming guitar tone and gruff vocal delivery with High On Fire's relentless chug and the occasional Pantera groove, Oregon brain-blasters Lord Dying deliver a severe riff thunderstorm on their second album, the follow-up to 2013's heralded
Summon The Faithless." – Revolver Mag
>Lucy Angel
– Lucy Angel CD (New Revolution)
Debut album from the new country music trio that consists of mother Kate and daughters, Emily and Lindsay. Tight family harmonies, well-crafted lyrics and infectious grooves are showcased on this 13-track album.

>Mad Antony
– Sank For Days CD/LP (Phratry)
Mad Anthony has weathered a lot in this last year. While on tour in the summer of 2013, the band was involved in a near-fatal van-accident. Despite the incident, the boys prevailed, playing just over 230 shows by then end of the year, touring from coast to coast within North America, and followed it all up by writing their newest release,
Sank For Days -- an ode to survival.
>Menace Beach
– Ratworld CD/LP (Memphis Industries)
Back in the good old of days of 1990, Color Dream games released
Menace Beach for the then popular NES games console from Nintendo. Imagine skateboarding through a side-scrolling 8-bit world filled with balloons, clowns and disgruntled dockworkers in search of your cute pixilated girlfriend Bunny. It's from this slightly surreal, esoteric world that this Leeds indie rock revolving cast of local luminaries, headed by Ryan Needham and Liza Violet, draw their name. Its reference acts as the perfect backdrop to their ‘90s American underground and pre-Britpop indie; colorful, energetic, pop and always surprising.
>Chisette Michele
– The Lyricists' Opus CDEP (Rich Hipster)
New EP from the R&B star.
The Lyricists' Opus features the lead single "Together," written by Chrisette Michele and produced by Justin Lyons. This EP is the follow-up to Michele's 2013 Grammy nominated album Better.
>Milo Greene
– Control CD/LP (New Elektra)
New release from the L.A.-based cinematic pop band.
Control was recorded with producer Jesse Shatkin (Sia, Foster The People, Ellie Goulding) at his Highland Park, CA home studio. The band also enlisted the help of legendary drummer Joey Waronker (Beck, Atoms For Peace, R.E.M.), who shaped much of the album's complex rhythmic backdrop while also contributing drums to a number of tracks.
>Mogwai
– Music Industry 3: Fitness Industry 1 CDEP/12" (Rock Action)
New 6-tracker from late 2014. Remixes of three songs off the
Rave Tapes album, plus three exclusive cuts.
>Nada Surf
– Live In Brussels CD (Barsuk)
Originally released only in the UK and Europe in Spring 2004, this was recorded live in Brussels at the Ancienne Belgique on March 31, 2003, while on tour supporting
Let Go.
>Ron Nagle
– Bad Rice [Reissue/1970] 2xCD (Omnivore Recordings)
Expanded reissue includes alternative mixes and outtakes from the album, along with an entire second disc of period demos drawn from the archives of Ron Nagle, as well as detailed liner notes by longtime Nagle observer Gene Sculatti and many previously unseen photos. A pretty radical departure from his work with first-wave (and decidedly non-psychedelic) San Francisco group the Mystery Trend, keyboardist and singer Ron Nagle unleashed this superb little masterpiece in 1970, which then promptly disappeared without a trace.

>Napalm Death
– Apex Predator: Easy Meat CD/LP (Century Media)
15
th studio album from the grindcore legends. "The tracks thunder away like a stampede of wildebeests, pounding you into oblivion with their tales of anti corporatism and wage slaves (and ground beef?). The album also retains a good degree of the death metal influence found in the band's previous efforts, and it shows in the catchy, somewhat bouncy nature of a lot of the riffs at work throughout it (‘Stubborn Stains,' ‘Bloodless Coup,' etc.)." – Metal Storm
>Ne-Yo
– Non-Fiction CD (Motown)
The new album from the hitmaker features collaborations with Juicy J, Candice, David Guetta, Jeezy, Charisse Mills, Schoolboy Q and T.I., and Pitbull, and is available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds five bonus tracks.

>Night Demon
– Curse Of The Damned CD/LP (Century Media)
Hailing from the city of Ventura an hour north of Los Angeles, Night Demon is a classic metal trio comprising Jarvis Leatherby on bass and vocals, Brent Woodward on guitar and Dusty Squires on drums. The band unites the three members' musical inspirations and influences ranging from old-school metal greats such as Iron Maiden, Metallica, Diamond Head, Angel Witch, Riot and Saxon to punk legends The Misfits.

>Noveller
– Fantastic Planet CD/LP (Fire)
Available on CD and on aqua color vinyl. "Noveller is the solo project of Sarah Lipstate, a supremely gifted guitarist who recently toured as support to St. Vincent, with past credits including a brief stint as a member of riotous party-time alt-rockers Parts & Labor.
Fantastic Planet is an album of striking, singular images, then; snapshots that can only develop while the eyes are shut and the ears wide open. I'm not wholly sure of how it's all done – there are pedals to make almost any sort of sound you like, of course – but I can acknowledge that Noveller is a rare and special artist, obviously talented but taming any and all temptation to go all-out explosive, instead presenting a strange brew of instrumentals both delightfully becalming and playfully boisterous." – Clash Music
>Papa Roach
– F.E.A.R. CD/LP (Eleven Seven)
The California rockers release their eighth studio album,
F.E.A.R. ("Face Everything And Rise").
>Periphery
– Juggernaut: Alpha CD (Sumerian)
Periphery – Juggernaut: Omega CD (Sumerian)
New double-volume concept album from the progressive metal band.

>Natalie Prass
– Natalie Prass CD (Sony)
New album from the Nashville-based singer/songwriter. While her delicate alto evokes clear benchmarks of influence (see early Rilo Kiley, Feist, Karen Carpenter, etc.) Prass never seems weighed down by the artists she's absorbed. Instead, she has developed a refreshing guitar-grounded musical vocabulary and a knack for infectious and entrancing tunes. Vinyl version TBA.

>Jessica Pratt
- On Your Own Love Again CD/LP (Drag City)
"We all want the world to be beautiful. We want scribes and songbirds to tell us so -- and sometimes they do & then it is. They point their pens and focus their lens where they will and surprise us to our soul.
On Your Own Love Again is a record that does it to us, with songs from a spine-thrilling new place and a gifted young singer with her own musical logic."
>Punch Brothers
– The Phosphorescent Blues CD (Nonesuch)
After working with T. Bone Burnett numerous times—most recently on the soundtrack for the Joel and Ethan Coen film
Inside Llewyn Davis and the related Town Hall/Showtime concert Another Day, Another Time—Punch Brothers decided to join forces with the multiple Grammy Award–winning producer for their new record. Last summer, the band and Burnett spent a month at Hollywood's Ocean Way Recording laying down the songs that guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjo player Noam Pikelny, mandolinist and lead singer Chris Thile, and fiddler Gabe Witcher had written during several writing "retreats" last winter and spring. Vinyl version due February 24.
>Purple
– (409) CD/LP (PIAS America)
Debut album from the Texas party rock group. "Purple's
(409) is a mess of dirty punk, melodic but grit-spewing pop and excitement that culminates into one hell of a great record. Pushing through the tangled web of pop music and has-been or would-be artists, Purple presents itself as a genuine example of a group that detests the droll and predictable, and hits you with a one-two punch of heavy handed rock tunes." – AXS
>Alasdair Roberts
– Alasdair Roberts CD/LP (Drag City)
Alasdair Roberts' 10 songs are sparse, intimate and concise. The focus throughout is on Alasdair's deft acoustic finger- style guitar and his voice. The songs are variously elliptical and gnomic, direct and personal, romantic and tender. There are occasional guest appearances from fellow Glasgow-dwellers Alex South (clarinet), Donald Lindsay (tin whistle) and singing quartet The Crying Lion (Alex Neilson, Lavinia Blackwall, Harry Campbell, Katy Cooper), always to great dramatic effect.
>The Shadows Of Knight
– Live 1966 CD/LP (Sundazed)
Besides releasing two classic long-players and many more singles (including the smash, "Gloria"), touring/behaving badly all across America and appearing on TV shows like
Upbeat and Where The Action Is, The Shadows of Knight also ruled at suburban Chicago's hands-down hippest teen club, The Cellar. Over the decades, their Cellar performances have become the stuff of legend. Miraculously, two reels of tape of The Shadows Of Knight live on stage at the Cellar were eventually uncovered. You're welcome.
>Joe Simon
– The Chokin' Kind 2xCD (Nasjon/Airline)
36 newly remastered classic soul tracks from the legendary vocalist.

>The Soul Stirrers
– Joy In My Soul: The Complete SAR Recordings CD (Abkco)
Digitally remastered archive release containing the complete recorded output of the seminal gospel group on the SAR record label. SAR Records was co-owned by former Soul Stirrer and R&B/soul legend Sam Cooke and former Pilgrim Traveler J.W. Alexander. The recordings span the years 1959 to 1964 and cover the period after their Specialty recordings and up until Sam Cooke's untimely death.

>The Standells
– Live On Tour 1966 CD/LP (Sundazed)
The Standells' amazing string of punkish, tough-guy anthems, like "Dirty Water" and "Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White" define the legacy of mid-sixties garage rock like nothing else. With the success of these records came '66 tours with The Rolling Stones and The Beach Boys. Rescued from a professionally recorded concert at the University Of Michigan, The Standells are captured in astonishingly clean sound that rivals their legendary studio recordings. A fine example of vintage ‘60s American garage rock.

>Starlings, TN
– Preachin' To The Choir CD (Chicken Ranch)
Starlings, TN deliver their long-awaited album of gospel classics.

>Kenn Starr
– Square One CD/LP (Mello Music Group)
Kenn Starr sees his career at square one, despite being regarded among the elite of the DMV scene, and being in the inner circle of producers Oddisee and Kev Brown, and having his newest album signed to Mello Music Group. Eight years since his debut,
Starr Status, Kenn Starr is baggage free on his sophomore album, Square One.
>Jan St. Werner
- Miscontinuum Album CD/2xLP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
Jan St. Werner has remained one of electronic music's most innovative and iconoclastic figures for the past two decades, changing the face of the genre several times over as a member of Mouse On Mars and Microstoria.
Miscontinuum Album is the third entry in Jan St. Werner's lauded Fiepblatter Catalogue series, and features contributions from Dylan Carlson (Earth), Markus Popp (Oval), Taigen Kawabe (Bo Ningen), and Kathy Alberici. Miscontinuum Album is a radical convergence of sound exploration and storytelling that has few precedents. It is a dark gothic electronic work whose dense layers reveal more with each listen. (Vinyl version features expanded artwork and bonus tracks.)
>Supralunar
– A New Hope CD (Dead End Exit)
Debut album from the Swedish hard rockers.
A New Hope offers groovy, steamy rock & roll with large doses of '70s glam completely free from feathers and sequins. It is a perfect blend of hard rock and glam as it was meant to be and not synonymous with umbrella drinks and neon colored spandex, as in the '80s.
>The Supreme Jubilees
– It'll All Be Over [Reissue/1980] CD/LP (Light In The Attic)
Digitally remastered edition of this 1980 album from the California-based gospel-soul group. A band of brothers and cousins, the group was founded from two families: brothers Joe and Dave Kingsby plus Dave's son David Kingsby Jr., and keyboardist Leonard Sanders plus his brothers Phillips (drummer), Tim (bassist), and Melvin (tenor). Released in 1980 on the group's own S&K (Sanders & Kingsby) label,
It'll All Be Over pinpoints a fatalistic mood exemplified by the title. Its lyrics drawn from the Old Testament, its sound from the church by way of the disco, and it's a feel captured by the album cover-a low, orange sun setting over the Pacific Ocean. It is, as Jessica Hundley observes in the brand new liner notes, "both apocalyptic and seductive."
>Sweet & Lynch
– Only To Rise CD (Frontiers)
Debut album from the duo/band comprised of guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet (of Christian hard rockers Stryper) and guitarist George Lynch (Lynch Mob, ex Dokken) along with bassist James Lomenzo (ex Megadeth, White Lion, Black Label Society) and drummer Brian Tichy (ex Whitesnake).

>Tear Out The Heart
– Dead, Everywhere CD (Victory)
Sophomore release from the St. Louis metalcore band.

>Bjørn Torske
– Nedi Myra [Reissue/1997] CD/LP (Smalltown Supersound)
Bjørn Torske – Trobble [Reissue/2001] CD/LP (Smalltown Supersound)
Reissues of two Holy Grails of Norwegian dance music: the first two albums by reclusive cult innovator from beyond the Arctic Circle Bjørn Torske (1997's
Nedi Myra and 2001's Trobbel). Together with the late Tore "Erot" Kroknes, Bjorn laid the foundation for the disco scene in Norway that gave birth to Prins Thomas, Lindström, Andre Bratten and Todd Terje. Inspired by DJ Harvey, Ron Hardy and Idjut Boys, Bjørn Torske and Erot brough underground disco and house/techno (Chicago/Detroit style) to the country, developing their very own style of tripped out dubby disco with their characteristic weird, humorous and psychedelic twists along the way.
>toyGuitar
– In This Mess CD/LP (Fat Wreck Chords)
In This Mess is toyGuitar's debut full-length. From the Bowie-esque twinge of "Human Hyenas," to an attitude reminiscent of The Stooges on "In My Head," to the hypnotic vibe of "Roller Coasters," every track on In This Mess offers something unique without ever losing the album's pervasive jolt of energy.
>Twerps
– Range Anxiety CD/LP+MP3 (Merge)
Formed in Melbourne in late 2008, Twerps enjoyed immediate success, releasing a series of vinyl singles and cassettes on various labels around the world. The release of their 2011 self-titled debut album led to appearances at SXSW and CMJ and tours with Real Estate, Mac DeMarco, and others. Not wanting to wait until 2015 to unleash new songs on present and future fans, Twerps quickly recorded the delightful
Underlay EP, which Pitchfork described as "songs fraught with universal, emotionally familiar sentiments."
>Twiztid
– The Darkness CD/LP (Majik Ninja)
New release from the Detroit hip-hop duo. During the recording sessions Twiztid would keep the studio pitch black except for six lit candles scattered around the studio floor. They recorded until the early morning for weeks on end. Madrox and Monoxide took it back to their roots, they had the mindset of their first studio album
Mostasteless and reinvented the creepy story telling music of their past.
>The Valentinos
– Lookin' For A Love: The Complete SAR Recordings CD (Abkco)
The complete recorded output of the R&B/soul group, The Valentinos on the SAR record label, co-founded and co-owned by R&B/soul legend Sam Cooke, who was also the group s producer. The Valentinos comprised the five Womack brothers: Bobby, Cecil, Curtis, Friendly Jr. and Harry. These are amongst the earliest recordings by soul legend Bobby Womack and Cecil Womack, one half of the R&B vocal duo, Womack & Womack (the other half being Linda Cooke, Sam's daughter). Included on the album are fourteen tracks originally released as singles, three originally unreleased recordings.

>Various Artists
– Dance Mania: Ghetto Madness CD/2xLP (Strut)
Strut return to the archives of seminal Chicago house label Dance Mania for this compilation. The follow-up to Strut's Dance Mania
label retrospective Hardcore Traxx from early 2014, this new installment places the spotlight on the raw, stripped back, hyper BPMs of ghetto house and the rise of the movement's fresh generation of stars during the mid-‘90s including DJ Deeon, DJ Funk, Jammin' Gerald and DJ Milton.
>Various Artists
– The Rough Guide To Psychedelic India CD (World Music Network)
Indian music was hugely influential on Western psychedelia and the feeling was mutual. On this mind-expanding Rough Guide, hallucinatory sounds drift in and out of drones and ragas, ranging from the lysergic sitar of Ananda Shankar and trippy Bollywood vibes of the 1970s to more recent concoctions by Sunday Driver and The Bombay Royale.

>Various Artists
– Where Southern Soul Began: 2 1955-1962 2xCD (History Of Soul)
Volume 2 showcases many more artists who contributed to the birth of the genre. The songs come from all parts of the south of the US: from New Orleans via Miami and from Mobile, Alabama to Memphis and Nashville. Many of these then unsung heroes such as Ted Taylor, Joe Tex, Otis Redding and William Bell, went on to have highly successful careers, and this set gives a valuable insight into the music they were making before the big hits started coming. Other artists featured are more obscure as they made only a few recordings before fading from view. Yet singers such as Steve Dixon, George Hughley and Prince Conley made just as valid a contribution to the beginnings of southern soul. The music here combines elements of country, R&B, doo-wop, gospel and blues, and retains the ability to move listeners some 50 years on with its emotional intensity and musical power.

>Various Artists
– Witchcraft In The Air: Detroit Soul Volume One 1957-1962 2xCD (History Of Soul)
Not just another early Detroit Soul compilation. This is the cream of that transitional, pre-Hitsville era, when Detroit's labels, artists and producers were putting out popular, black dance music that they hoped might get noticed and sell enough to make them rich and famous.

>Venom
– From The Very Depths CD (Spinefarm)
14th album from the extreme/black metal pioneers.

>Visigoth
– The Revenant King CD (Metal Blade)
Visigoth plays heavy metal that hearkens back to the golden age of ironclad riffwork and powerful vocals. They pay tribute to the titans of steel that left their mark on the history of the genre, and their earth-shaking sound echoes with a deep reverence for their roots

>Voices
– London CD (Candlelight)
Sophomore album from the UK blackened death metal outfit.

>Jim White Vs. The Packway Handle Band
– Take It Like A Man CD/LP (Yep Roc)
When Athens, GA outfit The Packway Handle Band sought Jim White out to produce an album, the quintet learned he had a massive stash of bluegrass songs just waiting to be sprung on the world -- and they would make the perfect slingshot.

>Charlie Wilson
– Forever Charlie CD (RCA)
New album from the R&B veteran and former Gap Band member.

>Johnny Winter
– Gangster Of Love: The Essential Early Years 2xCD (Nasjon/Airline)
This double-CD archive collection from the late guitar great contains 36 tracks of newly remastered, original early recordings, including rarities and B-sides with original issued singles recorded 1960-1967.

>Wynd Chymes
– Pretty Girls Everywhere [Reissue/1983] CD (Funky Town Grooves)
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1983 album by the R&B group including two bonus tracks. The album was produced by Larry Graham and includes the chart hit, "Pretty Girls, Everywhere." Liner Notes by Alex Henderson.

>Xibalba
- Tierra Y Libertad CD/LP (Southern Lord)
New album from the California death metalheads. "A vicious mid-tempo hardcore monster." – Noisey (Vice)

>Zs
– Xe CD (Northern Spy)
Zs is devoid of genre and unclassifiable. Since 2000, founder Sam Hillmer has remained its purveying constant, and with the addition of loose-limbed, meditative percussionist Greg Fox (Liturgy, Guardian Alien, Man Forever), and virtuosic avant-classical guitarist and composer Patrick Higgins, the band has found its epochal lineup. The trio's vision is crystallized on
Xe, Zs' first full-length featuring the new trio, and first proper since 2010's New Slaves. Vinyl version due February 10.
>Zomba Prison Project
– I Have No Everything Here CD (Six Degrees)
In the summer of 2013, Grammy-winning producer, Ian Brennan (Tinariwen, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, TV on the Radio) and his wife, Italian photographer and filmmaker, Marilena Delli, traveled to the border of Malawi and Mozambique specifically to document and record the music of prisoners at the maximum-security prison in Zomba. Music provides one of the only outlets for the prisoners. Despite (or perhaps because of) the conditions they were recorded under, the performances that Brennan documented for this album are filled with a shocking stark beauty, with themes ranging from anger, despair, redemption and hope.

>Zun Zun Egui
– Shackles Gift CD (Bella Union)
Math in the back seat, math in the front; math as a party in the USA; math as punk rock. Zun Zun Egui have all possible points of contention covered, using their intricate, overly technical guitar riffage and perfectly calculated percussion to provide counsel on a record that's otherwise loose, loud and proud. Vinyl version due February 3.


This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
>1349
– Beyond The Apocalypse [Reissue/2004] LP (Back On Black)
Double grey vinyl reissue of the legendary second studio album by Norwegian black metal band 1349. A nasty, harsh, brutally skullcrushing blast of Scandinavian death metal/black metal that lacks even the slightest trace of subtlety.

>American Wrestlers
– I Can Do No Wrong b/w The Rest Of You 7" (Fat Possum)
A stripped back approach to garage-rock that focuses on melody and avoids the all-too-common desire to drench everything in layer-upon-layer of fuzz.

>Aquadolls
– Stoked On You LP+MP3 (Burger)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Sun-kissed teen dream beach pop.

>Art Of Burning Water
– Living Is For Giving, Dying Is For Getting LP (SuperFi)
Art Of Burning Water refuse to die despite being one of the most frowned upon bunch of noise making tw*ts of the past 10 years. There is no machine behind this band and the UK 'underground' rock circle jerk has never approved them or championed them and they do not have friends in high places but DO have high friends. For fans of: Keelhaul, Rorschach, Voivod, Amebix, Godflesh and Motörhead.

>Avichi
– Catharsis Absolute LP (New Density)
Multi-instrumentalist Andrew Markuszewski (aka Aamonael), one of the founding members of the popular and notorious Nachtmystium, currently plays in blackened sludge metal abomination Lord Mantis. But Avichi is his solo outlet to show that he is one of the premier visionaries in today's black metal scene. Recommended for fans of Leviathan, Negative Plane, Lurker Of Chalice, Deathspell Omega, Katharsis and early Nachtmystium.

>Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
– Mosaic [Reissue/1961] LP (Blue Note)
An explosive session from an expanded edition of the Jazz Messengers – recorded at a key point when Art Blakey moved the group up to six members instead of five! Although bigger than the group on most Jazz Messenger Blue Notes, the sextet have an energy that's almost tighter – a sense of poise, focus, and vision that's not just driven by Blakey's drum kit alone – but by the kind of unique magic that only happens during rare groupings in classic jazz. Part of Blue Note's ongoing 75
th Anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
>Carpathian Forest
– Defending The Throne Of Evil [Reissue/2003] 2xLP (Back On Black)
Carpathian Forest ‎– F**k You All !!!! - Caput Tuum In Ano Est [Reissue/2006] 2xLP (Back On Black)
Defending The Throne Of Evil is the fourth studio album by the Norwegian black metal band Carpathian Forest. The sonority of the album is largely different from other Carpathian Forest albums, being their more melodic up to that point; relying heavily on symphonic interludes, saxophones and synthesizers, it is loosely reminiscent of symphonic black metal. F**k You All is their fifth album and followed in 2006.
>Chandos
– Rats In Your Bed LP (Carpark)
Rats In Your Bed's short but sweet song structures mix Chandos' pop sensibility with dread and urgency, creating a tense energy that gives the group a sound they feel they can call their own. The Boston-based group honed its craft in the local house show scene bands like Speedy Ortiz, Grass Is Green, and Guerilla Toss also call home.

>Cloudkicker
– Live With Intronaut LP (Century Media)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. During an off-date of Cloudkicker's inaugural tour, in which Intronaut served as his backing band, the skilled musicians headed to Fathom Tree studio in Texas for a live-to-tape recording of their set.

>John Wesley Coleman And The Gaylords
– Radio/Aliens 7" (Spacecase)
John Wesley Coleman goes punk, Texas style. Lo-fi and impromptu, this 7"carries on where Wes' stellar debut
Steal My Mind left off—just weirder and faster. Mixed color vinyl.
>Corrosion Of Conformity
– Blind [Reissue/1991] 2xLP (Prosthetic)
Corrosion Of Conformity – Deliverance [Reissue/1994] 2xLP (Prosthetic)
Limited edition color vinyl reissues of two COC classics. The reissue of
Blind includes three bonus tracks from Columbia's 1995 re-release of the album.
>The Damned
– Machine Gun Etiquette [Reissue/1979] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
The Damned – The Chiswick Singles & Another Thing LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Deluxe vinyl editions now available.
Machine Gun Etiquette is the third studio album by English punk rock band the Damned. The Chiswick Singles includes A- and B-sides from the group's output for the Chiswick label, specifically from the albums Machine Gun Etiquette (1979) and The Black Album (1980).
>Dr. Feelgood
– Brilleaux [Reissue/1986] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Dr. Feelgood – Classic [Reissue/1987] LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Deluxe vinyl editions now available. Lee Brilleaux invested in the groundbreaking British independent label Stiff when it was being launched in the mid-'70s, so it is sort of appropriate that Dr. Feelgood eventually recorded for the label. The only trouble is, it wasn't in 1976, when Stiff and Feelgood were at their peak; it was in 1986, as Stiff was sliding toward bankruptcy and Feelgood were far from their popular heyday.

>Drgn King
– Baltimore Crush LP (Bar/None)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. On Drgn King's second album, the band tells the story of growing up in Baltimore. The songs revolve around a community of disenfranchised kids looking for kicks while trying to make a world they can call their own. An underground punk scene in a church basement flourishes until drug abuse and other mayhem derails their DIY dream.
Baltimore Crush trips through time, revisiting rock & roll ghosts, churning in the undertow of the present and imagining worlds to come.
>Elephant Micah
– Where In Our Woods LP (Western Vinyl)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. For the past 14 years, Elephant Micah's Joseph O'Connell has quietly self-released his music, sometimes collaborating with the psych-folk imprint Time-Lag Records or other very small labels. Despite the project's almost secretive status, Elephant Micah has repeatedly caught the attention of NPR, and has been championed by an impressive cohort of like-minded artists including Jason Molina, Hiss Golden Messenger, Dark Dark Dark, and Hurray For The Riff Raff.

>Emmy The Great
– S LP (Bella Union)
Emmy's latest creation. Recording was split between L.A. with Ludwig Goransson (Haim, Childish Gambino) and London with Dave McCracken (Oh Land, Beyonce). Mixed by MIA's MD Neil Comber. Wild Beasts' Tom Fleming joins Emmy for lead track "Swimming Pool," a haunting siren-song that submerges us in an affluent montage, replete with rippling keys and dream-laden bass.

>Enter Shikari
– The Mindsweep LP (Hopeless)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. On
The Mindsweep you can hear the band display some of their rawest, angriest vocals as well as some of the most dulcet and delicate. Melody and aggression will always be an important side of what they do, but with this album there was also a concerted effort to concentrate on texture. Alongside the core of our guitar, bass, drums, electronics set-up, there's new instrumentation and orchestration, including woodwind, brass and strings.
>Expo 70
– July 18, 2004 LP/Cassette (Sonic Meditations)
July 18, 2004, Expo 70's first official recording, gets the 10th anniversary reissue treatment. Re-mastered by Scott Colburn and now available for the first time on vinyl and cassette with brand new artwork. This Expo 70 classic was originally only released as a CDr. The album was recorded on July 18, 2004 live and direct to reel-to-reel at Infrasonic Sound Studios in Los Angeles. The music performed was purely improvisational.
>The Fall
– Yarbles LP (Plasmatic Media)
Highlights of a Fall gig recorded live at King Georges Hall Blackburn on 22nd September 2002.

>Fenn
– Carrion Skies 2xLP (Code666)
Fourth LP from the British prog rockers.

>Ff
– Ffeeling LP (300mics)
Ffeeling is the debut album from Ff, the duo of White Hills members Dave W and Antronhy.
The album features fuzzed-out tones, squealing synths, pulsating beats and outlandish vocals. Imagine bit-crushed disco filtered through Asmus Tietchens-esque experimentation that pulls your body towards the dance floor.

>Blaze Foley
– Sittin' By The Road LP (Elite)
Limited vinyl LP pressing of the earliest recordings by exceptional Texan folk artist Blaze Foley. Recorded on reel-to-reel in the late-‘70s by the artist himself, the songs show the raw talent of his straight and genuine songwriting. Born in Arkansas, Foley was shot to death way before his time, under circumstances still to be fully clarified. As a homeless, he traveled the streets of the Texan cities to share his music with people in nightclubs and bars. The companion and close friend of Townes Van Zandt always stood up for the weak, which eventually cost his life.

>Frankie Goes To Hollywood
– Frankie Said 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
The very best of Frankie Goes To Hollywood on double-LP.

>Mike & Cara Gangloff
- Black Ribbon Of Death, Silver Thread of Life LP+MP3 (MIE Music)
Brand new LP from Mike Gangloff (Black Twig Pickers, Pelt) and his wife Cara Gangloff. "The third in a series of loosely connected melodic investigations released by Mike Gangloff over the past two years. All three were recorded around the Gangloff home in rural Floyd County, Virginia, and were engineered by Joseph Dejarnette (Carolina Chocolate Drops, Bruce Greene, Curtis Eller). And all three feature the far-reaching improvisation familiar from Gangloff's work with the old-time string band Black Twig Pickers and the acoustic-drone outfit, Pelt. Taken together, they form a musical triptych." -- Adam Frost

>Gazer
– Fake Bulbs/Phone Commercial 12" (Phratry)
Postpunk at a hardcore tempo.

>Half Japanese
– Volume Two: 1987-1999 3xLP (Fire)
This triple-LP box set includes some of the band's most acclaimed albums (
Music To Strip By, Charmed Life and The Band That Would Be King), new liner notes from David Fair and several new pieces of art from Jad Fair. All albums restored to their original track listings but with a download of a treasure trove of bonus material.
>Herbie Hancock
– Empyrean Isles [Reissue/1964] LP (Blue Note)
A lyrical masterpiece from the mid-60's. Freddie Hubbard and Herbie trade lines on extended compositions, as Herbie shows the world that he's more than just a soul jazz player by coming up with some of the most spiritual work of his career. Of course, that doesn't displace the treasure that is the original version of "Cantaloupe Island", the one that's been sampled by US3, but the album also includes lots of other nice moody tracks like "Oliloqui Valley" and "The Egg." Part of Blue Note's ongoing 75
th Anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
>Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
– Sirens Of Song LP (Rhino)
Sirens Of Song is the follow up to 2012's The Golden Age Of Song, with one major difference, this album is "girls-only." It features a who's who of both classic and contemporary female artists including Joss Stone, Laura Muvula, Eartha Kitt, Rumer, Kylie and Emeli Sande. The songs are instantly recognizable and have become staples for any discerning music lover; with tracks like Percy Sledge's "Lost Mind" covered by Rumer, Stevie Wonders' "I Wish" covered by Mel C and the Clash's "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" covered by Kylie. In addition to these covers there are some new songs written by Jools in his own inimitable style.
>In This Moment
– Black Widow 2xLP (Atlantic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Fifth album from the Los Angeles metallers.

>Jakob
– Sines 2xLP (The Mylene Sheath)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Eight years after an explorative post-rock storm that saw them tour the world, Jakob are back. In an emerging swell,
Sines is a bold and splendorous return to the world stage after an extended pause.
>King Crimson
– Live At The Orpheum LP (Discipline Global Music)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Comprised of 41 minutes of material by the newest incarnation of the band fronted by the line-up's formidable three-drummer setup,
Live At The Orpheum has been mixed from 24bit multi-track performances recorded at the band's two concerts at the Los Angeles venue. Featuring a mixture of new and old King Crimson material -- some being performed live for the first time -- the album makes an ideal recorded debut for the septet.
>Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
– The Third LP (Sunday Best)
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis return with their new album, three years on since their hugely acclaimed
Smoking In Heaven. An early fan, Mick Jones of The Clash, was keen to get involved as producer and spent four months rehearsing in their home for the new album. On The Third they embrace a spread of influences from blues to disco. Limited edition white vinyl version. CD and black vinyl versions due March 31.
>Kreig
– Transient LP+7" (Init)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. US black metal with punk, post-punk, doom, and experimental influences. Guest appearances from Dwid Hellion (Integrity) and Thurston Moore.

>Magik Markers
– Volodor Dance LP (Latitudes)
Volodor Dance contains four frantic pieces of primitive expressionism recorded live to tape with no overdubs or retakes. Three of the songs are deeply instinctive and rattle & holler along the free rock tradition, while the fourth is an energetic assault on a three-chord punk rawk song.
>Meatwave
– Brother LP (Brace Yourself)
New mini album from the Chicago-based punk/pop trio.
Brother is a raw, under-two-minute romp that is both claustrophobic and restless. It is joined here by six other slices of crucial pop-punk, including the vicious, swaggering Sham King. Limited 45 rpm red vinyl LP pressing.
>Menace Ruine
- Venus Armata 2xLP (Sige)
Released last year on CD via Profound Lore – now available on vinyl. Menace Ruine is the Canadian duo of S. De La Moth and Geneviève Beaulieu who have been known to create some of the most alluring and mesmerizing music within the experimental/ambient/noise scene by seamlessly mixing elements from industrial music, classic goth and darkwave, martial ambient, noise, black metal, and neo-folk into a wondrous sonic amalgam that puts them within a realm all unto their own.
Venus Armata is Menace Ruine's fifth album.
>Monster Rally & Jay Stone
– Foreign Pedestrians LP (Gold Robot)
Foreign Pedestrians is the first collaborative album between L.A.-based exotic-beatsmith Monster Rally and Jay Stone, a thought-provoking emcee out of Oakland. The album's production focuses heavily on Monster Rally's "global haze" sound combined with funk and jazz elements. Stone has the unique lyrical ability to seamlessly bounce around these unconventional beats.
>Jason Moran
– Soundtrack To Human Emotion [1999] LP (Blue Note)
Jason Moran's debut recording as a leader,
Soundtrack to Human Motion, finds the Houston-born pianist in the company of Greg Osby (saxophone), Eric Harland (drums), Stefon Harris (vibraphone) and Lonnie Plaxico (bass), and was released on the Blue Note label in 1999 to great critical acclaim with Ben Ratliff of The New York Times naming it the "Best Album Of The Year" and the Jazz Journalists Association awarding it "Best Debut Recording."  Part of Blue Note's ongoing 75th Anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
>Nasum
– Inhale/Exhale [Reissue/1998] LP (Relapse)
Nasum – Human 2.0 [Reissue/2000] LP (Relapse)
Nasum – Shift [Reissue/2004] LP (Relapse)
Vinyl reissues of three of the Swedish grindcore band's albums.

>Nattefrost
– Homeland LP (Sireena)
With its mixture of orchestral electronic music and vintage electronics with a lot of arpeggio sequences and melodic themes,
Homeland should appeal to the fans of the old school electronic synth stuff but also to the fans of orchestral soundtracks.
>Nomeansno
– Jubilation (Tour EP 2) [Reissue/2010] LP+MP3 (Wrong)
Featuring the unique combination of guitars, drums, bass and singing, this highly sought after prize flew off the band's merch tables during the band's 2010-2011 tours.

>NRBQ
– Interstellar [Reissue/2003] 10" (Sundazed)
Interstellar finds the revered fivesome latching onto the out-there New Thing jazz pioneered by intergalactic heroes Sun Ra & His Arkestra -- and riding the music to universes beyond the beyond.
>Phil Ochs
– A Hero Of The Game: Historic 1965 New York Radio Broadcast LP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)
Although he is remembered best as one of the stalwarts of the 1960's Protest movement, Phil Ochs preferred to call himself a "topical" singer or a "singing journalist." During this December 1965 radio broadcast, Phil plays just one already-released song. Several of the numbers included would remain unreleased for many years before finally being issued on retrospective collections.

>Ok Vancouver Ok
– Influences LP (Kingfisher Bluez)
The new album from Pacific Northwest DIY indie rockers Ok Vancouver Ok sees them paying tribute to a worthy cast of their influences with a set of nine songs, each one inspired by a favorite artist. Singer Jeff Johnson is a dead ringer for Calvin Johnson on lead off track "Building A Way" and indeed this album would sound right at home on K Records' '90s roster.

>Om
– Live LP (Outer Battery)
Inspired by those classic '70s bootlegs, Al Cisneros, who besides his work with Om has been laying down the low end with Sleep since day one, wanted to capture the raw live feel of Om's 2013 European tour on vinyl. Housed in a plain white sleeve with a paste on wraparound cover,
Om Live harkens back to the days when you rifled through the back bins of your local record store searching for the latest import releases from Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. Gold vinyl.
>Oorutaichi
- Drifting My Folklore [2007] LP (Streamline)
Unleash your inner caffeine-addicted Zipper model in the privacy of your own abode, now given added lustre thanks to the premiere vinyl release of Oorutaichi's
Drifting My Folklore. Remember the time you tried to imagine your cat reversing a balloon landing so you could both escape? When you first realized that vaporwave and black MIDI had broken Trevor Horn's glasses on the cover of Adventures In Modern Recording? Recreate and synthesize all these experiences and more in 3D with Oorutaichi's primary colored musical blocks.
>Optic Nest
- Entertainment [2010] LP (Moptaco Dics)
Optic Nest - Ride On Silver [2013] LP (Moptaco Dics)
Optic Nest is Daniel Fagerström of the Skull Defekts. Optic Nest's sounds spring from a musical web born out of the late 60's obscure electronic pop music, through the '70s San Francisco psychedelia and British 80
th century industrial music.
>Paper Chase
– Hide The Kitchen Knives [Reissue/2002] LP (Southern)
Reissue of this 2002 release by the Dallas, TX-based alt-rock band led by John Congleton.
Hide The Kitchen Knives was the band's debut release for Southern Records. Guitars all over the shop, hard ass drumming and an infatuation with the weird and macabre.
>Ann Peebles
– The Handwriting Is On The Wall [Reissue/1978] LP (Fat Possum)
Originally released on Hi Records,
The Handwriting On The Wall boasts some high-powered funk backdrops, but for the most part the album finds Peebles taking on a set of straight-ahead soul numbers.
>Pig Heart Transplant
– For Mass Consumption LP/Cassette (Iron Lung)
Pig Heart Transplant is the alter ego of Jon Kortland, one half of surgical powerviolence duo Iron Lung. Like that group, Pig Heart Transplant delivers both a vicious beating and violent outcome. However, the operating methodology is an entirely different animal: slow, churning, industrial, electronic, painfully percussive, a bureaucratic nightmare of state power with gears grinding the individual into a hallow shell.

>Pinkshinyultrablast
- Everything Else Matters LP (Shelflife)
Pinkshinyultrablast is a five-piece band from St. Petersburg, Russia. Hailing from a city more synonymous with the State Conservatory rather than a gang of shoegaze addicts, they've been compared to Lush. But this is no mere throwback tribute -- due to their sharp, icy electronics and ability to subvert the genre, bringing something new to the table. They possess not only the spirit of late 80s/early 90s British bands like Ride, but also machine-made sounds of the same era from Sabres Of Paradise or Global Communication, not to mention wider vibrations like Cluster, Popul Vuh, Terry Riley & Philip Glass. Cloudy amber glitter vinyl.

>Plastic Palace People
- From The Host Of Late-Comers LP (Streamline)
From The Host of Late-Comers represents the latest challenge manifested by Plastic Palace People, the duo of Jim O'Rourke and Christoph Heemann.
>Nathaniel Rateliff
– Closer LP (Mod y Vi)
"Singer/songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff spends his time straddled between musical ley lines. When he performs with Night Sweats, his sound gears more toward fiery, horn-driven soul music. Under his own name, however, the Colorado native reflects inward, cultivating a brand of rich and contemplative folk. Before Night Sweats drop its latest LP this spring, Rateliff goes solo with the release of the Closer EP." – Consequence Of Sound

>Ricked Wicky
– Mobility b/w Imminent Fall From Grace 7" (GBV Inc.)
Ricked Wicky – Piss Face b/w Temporarily Inane 7" (GBV Inc.)
Ricked Wicky – Death Metal Kid b/w Hopefully Not In The Fall 7" (GBV Inc.)
Extremely limited singles from new Robert Pollard group in advance of their full length. Each features a non-LP B-side.

>Rush
– Fly By Night [Reissue/1975] LP (Mercury)
Remastered on HQ-200gm, heavyweight vinyl at legendary Abbey Road Studios using the Direct to Metal Mastering (DMM) audiophile copper plating process, all from original analogue masters.
Fly By Night was originally released in 1975 and was the first album to feature drummer Neil Peart, who also became the band's lyricist.
>Sempiternal Dusk
– Sempiternal Dusk LP (Dark Descent)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Doom-laden blackened death metal.

>Sunil Sharpe
- Cadya 12" EP (Trensmat)
Sunil Sharpe keeps the output count low and the quality high, unleashing swinging darkroom funk on highly select labels such as Blawan & Pariah's Works The Long Nights.
Cadya is a 12" EP featuring four tracks that contain enough deep kicking electrified thumps to successfully defibrillate the two-day old carcass of a beached whale.
>Wayne Shorter
– Adam's Apple [Reissue/1966] LP (Blue Note)
Adam's Apple by Grammy-Award winner Wayne Shorter was recorded in 1966 and was Shorter's tenth album. The album includes the first recording of Shorter's composition "Footprints" which was later recorded by the Miles Davis Quintet. Part of Blue Note's ongoing 75th Anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
>The Skull Defekts
- Street Metal LP (Diagonal)
Comprising five tracks, including two extended dancefloor hypnotizers,
Street Metal captures the mercurial unit of Joachim Nordwall (vocals, guitar, oscillator), Jean-Louis Huhta (percussion, electronics), Daniel Higgs (ghost catcher), Daniel Fagerström (vocals, guitar, synthesizer) and Henrik Rylander (drums, feedback) in a taut flux of psychedelic rock and avant-techno with raids on arcane pop and percussive, tribal minimalism.
>Sodom
– Til Death Do Us Unite [Reissue/1997] LP (Back On Black)
Til Death Do Us Unite is the eighth album by German thrash metal band Sodom, originally released in 1997.
>Damo Suzuki & Mugstar
– Start From Zero LP (Important)
The shamanic presence of the legendary Damo Suzuki is immersed in the full-on, intense sound of Mugstar, as they forge forward through the deep space of Kraut/psych.

>Sylosis
– Dormant Heart LP (Nuclear Blast)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. A mixture of intense heavy guitar riffs, breakdowns, thudding rhythm and singer Josh Middleton's trademark growl.

>Cecil Taylor
– Unit Structure [Reissue/1966] LP (Blue Note)
One of Cecil's two Blue Note recordings, and a large group session that includes Eddie Gale, Jimmy Lyons, Ken McIntyre, Henry Grimes, and Andrew Cyrille. The record's probably one of the most out recordings ever on the label, and tracks are based on a system of energy and impulses described by Taylor in the notes. The tracks are long, and titles include "Steps," "Enter, Evening," and "Tales (8 Whisps)." Part of Blue Note's ongoing 75
th Anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
>Julienne Taylor
– A Time For Love LP (Evolution Ltd.)
Julienne's sweet, pure and simple vocals together with the beautiful ethereal arrangements of songs of love, lost love and heartbreak, make this album immensely listenable from start to finish.

>Tomaga
- Futura Grotesk – LP+MP3 (Hands In The Dark)
Tomagais two musicians on a quest to deconstruct their normal sonic palette and create a new and unfamiliar sound world. Having played as musicians for years in bands such as The Oscillation, Sh!t N Shine, Neon Neon, Raime, Voice Of Seven Thunders, Luke Roberts and countless others, Tomaga channels multi-instrumentalism into music that is by turns reminiscent of industrial, jazz, psychedelia and minimalism. The two multi-instrumentalists offer us a stunning first experimental work that sounds mature, rich and refreshingly original.

>TR3 (Tim Reynolds 3)
– Like Some Kind Of Alien Invasion 2xLP (ATO)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. With a musical career spanning more than 35 years, guitarist, sonic innovator, and two-time Grammy nominee Tim Reynolds is known for his masterful command of melody and timing and for his uncanny ability to improvise on any instrument he touches. Having explored most musical styles, from rock, jazz and blues to classical and reggae, Reynolds' wide-ranging musical versatility is evident each time he picks up his electric or acoustic guitar. It was in the mid-‘80s in Charlottesville, VA, when Reynolds founded his breakthrough electric power trio, TR3 (Tim Reynolds 3), known for their fusion of funk, rock, and jazz.

>Scott Tuma
– Hard Again/The River [2001/2003] 2xLP (Scissor Tail)
Scott Tuma has earned himself a cult status via his involvement in Souled Amercian -- the precursor to Uncle Tupelo, Wilco and Son Volt in the late-‘80s/early-‘90s.
Hard Again sees Tuma team with Jim White (Dirty Three, Cat Power) and Michael Krassner (Boxhead Ensemble), while The River is a solo affair. Fans of Dirty Three, David Pajo, or Neil Young's Dead Man OST will find solace in these ethereal sounds.
>Various Artists -
King Strings: King Federal Deluxe Guitar Grooves 1949-1962 LP (Sundazed)
Selected from the crown jewels of the rich King-Federal-DeLuxe discography, King Strings features rocking, socking guitar instrumentals from the Cincinnati-based family of labels cut between 1949 and 1962, programmed for power! Fashioned as a vintage King LP from the era and containing a killer line-up of the biggest talents the stable of labels offered, this is the historic various artists collection that should have been issued circa 1962. Includes tracks from John Lee Hooker, Albert King, and Johnny "Guitar" Watson.

>Various Artists
– SHADYXV 4xLP (Interscope)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
SHADYXV is the 15th release from Shady Records and this collection is split between brand new tracks from Shady Records recording artists including Eminem, Yelawolf, Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil, plus special guests, and greatest hits tracks from Shady Records' prominent releases.
>Various Artists
– Trojan Beatles Reggae: The Red Album LP (Secret)
Classic songs by The Beatles done reggae style. Artists include John Holt, The Israelites, The Maytals, Desmond Dekker and more. HQ-180gm vinyl.

>Weather Report
– Weather Report [Reissue/1971] LP (Friday Music)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue of the jazz fusion band's debut album.

>Susan Wong
– My Live Stories LP (Evolution Ltd.)
My Live Stories was recorded live over two days in the world famous Ocean Way Studios in Nashville, and is described by Susan as her 'best recording yet.' With an ensemble of top notch session musicians and a first class recording environment inside a 100 year old converted church Susan performed a selection of her favorite songs from her previous albums along with new songs.
released 20 january 2015
>Alborosie – Sound The System Showcase CD (VP Records)
Alborosie is an accomplished composer, performer, producer and dubmaster. This album features 10 extended dub workouts on tracks from his 2013 album
Sound The System. The album is a bridge between the 2013 album and a 2015 dub project with Alborosie and legendary producer King Jammy titled Dub Of Thrones.
>Alphaville
– So8os Presents Alphaville (Curated By Blank & Jones) 2xCD (Soulfood)
Alphaville, one of the most famous and successful German bands ever, are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. For the first time ever
So8os Presents Alphaville brings together all original 12" mixes from the ‘80s plus B-Sides.
>Aphex Twin
– Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments, Pt. 2 CDEP/12" (Warp)
New and unheard material from Richard D. James as Aphex Twin following his first new album in 13 years,
Syro. Total runtime of over 28 minutes. Artwork by The Designers Republic
>BC Camplight
– How To Die In The North CD/LP (Bella Union)
New album from maverick songwriter BC Camplight (the alter-ego of Brian Christinzio). From dramatic, layered pop to a haunted take on ‘60s sunshine-pop, from blue-eyed soul to speedy surf-pop, from sparser piano balladry to psychedelic showstoppers and a grand finale that’s part Nilsson and part Broadway showtune,
How To Die In The North is a stylistically diverse trip.
>Belle & Sebastian
– Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance CD/2xCD/2xLP/4xLP+MP3 (Matador)
Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance is the long-awaited follow-up to 2010's Write About Love. Produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen III, best known for his work with Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Raury, among others, the band -- who have been listening vintage Detroit techno and Giorgio Moroder -- have brought a dance party element into their gorgeous tales of sensitive souls navigating a world gone awry. (Vinyl edition is available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe features four extra songs plus extended mixes of two album tracks and a poster. Packaged in an outer box with four individual LPs with unique album art. Includes a download card for all of the tracks.)
>Betty Ford Boys
– Retox CD/LP (Melting Pot Music)
The second album by the Austro-German producer super group consisting of Suff Daddy, Dexter and Brenk Sinatra. Their brand of instrumental hip-hop pairs low-tuned and bass-heavy stoner beats with moog-driven 808 workouts.

>Billy Talent
– Hits CD (The End)
Since the release of their self-titled debut in 2003, Billy Talent has cemented themselves as a generation-defining rock band.

>Ryan Bingham
– Fear And Saturday Night CD/LP (Axter Bingham)
Recorded mostly live with a brand new backing band,
Fear And Saturday Night shows Bingham facing down his past with a poetic grace throughout. The lead single "Radio" is about coping with a darkness that does not want to let go, searching for a safe place to make sense of your life and the strength to stay on the right track through it all. Some of the most affecting moments on the album are in the harmonica-driven, wistful waltz "Broken Heart Tattoos," a song written to an unborn child, and in the title track, "Fear And Saturday Night."
>Norman Blake
– Wood, Wire & Words CD (Western Jubilee)
With a career that started in the mid-‘50s and continues to this day, Norman Blake continues to astound with his country-folk-bluegrass guitar technique that transcends genre, technological changes and the whims of pop culture.

>Anthony Braxton
– Trio And Duet CD (Delmark)
This 1974 session features Leo Smith (trumpet, flugelhorn) and Richard Teitelbaum (Moog synthesizer) on the one trio piece on the album. The remainder of the program is composed of duets with bassist Dave Holland playing jazz standards including two previously unissued songs, "I Remember You" and "On Green Dolphin Street."

>Andy Brown
– Soloist CD (Delmark)
Praised by Just Jazz magazine as a "world-class guitarist who is more than capable of giving a clinic on solo guitar performance," this recording captures Andy's nuanced playing on a beautiful array of standard songs, bossa novas, and jazz tunes.

>Jim Ed Brown
– In Style Again CD (Plowboy)
The country singer returns with his first solo recording in three decades with the release of his debut project for Plowboy Records.

>Alex Calder
– Strange Dreams CD/LP+MP3 (Captured Tracks)
Alex Calder’s sophomore release with Captured Tracks is as familiar as it is foreign -- bringing together both infectious melodies and texture to create tidy, acid-induced pop sequences.
Strange Dreams takes a confident step forward from Calder’s previous release and brings the focus and ambition of Alex’s songwriting to all aspects of his music. This record delivers, while still maintaining the youthful humor that has become his trademark.
>Cloakroom
– Further Out CD/LP (Run For Cover)
Further Out, the debut full length from the reclusive Indiana trio Cloakroom, can be defined best as an exploratory sonic mission. From the album’s opener, "Paperweight," the crushing force of a wall of distorted bass and pounding drumming collapses to uncover the airy, reverb-soaked vocals of guitarist Doyle Martin, who’s carrying a sullen burden that seems just as weighed down.
>The Decemberists
– What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World CD/LP (Capitol)
With their two most recent albums,
The Hazards Of Love and The King Is Dead, the songs flowed out of an overall theme. Entering the studio in May 2013, The Decemberists reversed that approach. "Typically we book four or five weeks in the studio and bang out the whole record," explains singer Colin Meloy. "This time, we started by just booking three days, and didn’t know what we would record. There was no direction or focus; we wanted to just see what would come out. We recorded ‘Lake Song’ on the first day, live, and then two more songs in those three days. And the spirit of that session informed everything that came after."
>Mac DeMarco
– Demos, Volume 1 CD (Captured Tracks)
Available for wide release for the first time ever on one CD, Captured Tracks brings listeners the demos of Mac DeMarco’s latest record
Salad Days, as well as the demos for Mac’s critically acclaimed ‘2’.
>Disappears
– Irreal CD/LP (Kranky)
Irreal, the fifth long player from Chicago's Disappears, is another trip down the rabbit hole. The album plays out as a dream sequence—hazed dub landscapes give way to the groupʼs most experimental and open music yet. If their last album Era confirmed the fact that Disappears are on their own trip, then Irreal is where it kicks in. Eternalism, roboethics, identity—it's a Ballardian mix of imperfect melodies, half thoughts and good ol' dystopian modernity.
>Mikky Ekko
– Time CD/LP (RCA)
Solo album from the singer/songwriter and producer. Features the single 'Smile'. Mikky Ekko has collaborated with likes of David Guetta, Ryan Tedder, Christina Aguliera, Rihanna, Clams Casino, just to name a few.

>Hanni El Khatib
– Moonlight CD/LP+MP3 (Innovative Leisure)
On his 2011 debut
Will The Guns Come Out, Hanni El Khatib tried something he'd never tried before -- making a bedroom-style recording of his then stripped-to-the-skeleton guitar-and-drums rock 'n' roll mostly for the sheer joy of making it. For his ferocious 2013 follow-up Head In The Dirt, he tried something new again, showing up at producer Dan Auerbach's analog-dreamland Nashville studio with nothing but the clothes on his back and an open mind. For Moonlight, El Khatib spent 30 days locked in L.A. studio The Lair. The result is the rarest and most welcome kind of album, made at that perfect point in life where confidence, experience, and technique unite to help an artist do anything they want.
>Eleh
– Homage 3xCD (Important)
Important Records is proud to present Eleh's
Homage series remastered and on CD for the first time. Certain frequency combinations that were impossible to cut on LP are effectively presented in this digital edition. Eleh, an artist who flourishes in restraint, uses a reduced sonic vocabulary to highlight delicate intricacies in a logical path toward harmonious satisfaction. The organization of hypnotic square waves, rippling sine waves and triangle/saw tooth waveforms is a discourse in the infinity, rather than the limits, of reduction. By employing a natural practice of balanced interpretation, Eleh enables an individual reaction free of the clutter of white noise.
>Elephant Micah
– Where In Our Woods CD/LP (Western Vinyl)
For the past 14 years, Elephant Micah's Joseph O'Connell has quietly self-released his music, sometimes collaborating with the psych-folk imprint Time-Lag Records or other very small labels. Despite the project's almost secretive status, Elephant Micah has repeatedly caught the attention of NPR, and has been championed by an impressive cohort of like-minded artists including Jason Molina, Hiss Golden Messenger, Dark Dark Dark, and Hurray For The Riff Raff.

>Enter Shikari
– The Mindsweep CD (Hopeless)
On
The Mindsweep you can hear the band display some of their rawest, angriest vocals as well as some of the most dulcet and delicate. Melody and aggression will always be an important side of what they do, but with this album there was also a concerted effort to concentrate on texture. Alongside the core of our guitar, bass, drums, electronics set-up, there’s new instrumentation and orchestration, including woodwind, brass and strings. Vinyl version due January 27.
>Extreme
– Extreme II: Pornograffitti [Reissue/1990] 2xCD (A&M)
Expanded edition of the million selling album with "More Than Words" and "Get The Funk Out" and a bonus disc of rare mixes and B-Sides, all re-mastered from the original tapes.

>Raymond Fairchild And The Maggie Valley Boys
– King Of The Smoky Mountain Banjo Players CD (Rural Rhythm)
Born near the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina in 1939, banjo master, Raymond Fairchild is one of the finest bluegrass banjoists who ever lived. Raymond’s style is mostly his own, using the best of both Don Reno and Earl Scruggs and adding his own talents to exhibit a discernible flavor to his banjo playing.
King Of The Smoky Mountain Banjo Players was recorded in 1966 and produced by Clarence Jackson. The album contains the original mixes from the original master tapes and features Raymond Fairchild on five-string banjo, Willie Hester on rhythm guitar, Wilford Messer on mandolin and fiddle and Buck Duncan on acoustic bass.
>Fallout Boy
– American Beauty/American Psycho CD (Island)
New album featuring the song "Immortals" as featured in the motion picture
Big Hero 6.
>Lupe Fiasco
– Tetsuo & Youth CD (Atlantic)
This is Lupe Fiasco’s fifth studio album with Atlantic Records. On
Tetsuo & Youth you will be delighted to hear Lupe’s return to the sharp lyricism and soulful production that made him a fan favorite with his first two albums (Food & Liquor and The Cool). Producers include S1 (Kanye West), DJ Dahi (Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean) and guest appearances from Ab-Soul and Nikki Jean ("Hip Hop Saved My Life").
>Stewart Francke
- Midwestern: The Very Best of Stewart Francke 1995-2015 CD (Blue Boundary)
Again produced with partner Bryan Reilly at Birmingham's RMS Studio,
Midwestern represents, in Francke's words, "my best work over the last 20 years. I hope people hear the music's accessibility and emotional variety in the songwriting." Midwestern is a true collection of renowned Detroit rocker Francke's finest songs. In addition to sweeping Heartland Rock and dashes of funky blue-eyed soul, the album features Francke's poignant collaboration with Bruce Springsteen on "Summer Soldier" and another duet with the Motor City's Mitch Ryder on "Upon Seeing Simone." In addition to 16 of Francke's greatest songs, there are also two new and unreleased songs to compliment and close out the set.
>The Grannies
– Ballsier CD (Saustex Media)
New album from Bay Area cross-dressing, geriatric superstars. Lead singer Bjorn Toulouse wails hard won lessons about dodgy friends, gentrification and love to the chaos while producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, The Gits, Valiant Thor) aptly synthesizes the bands well-fermented bile and grungy, virulent twin-guitar attack. Vinyl version due February 17.

>Derek Grant
– Break Down CD/LP (Red Scare)
Dark, new wave Americana. Imagine if Prince and Ryan Adams went on a road trip and confessed all their wrongdoings. It'd be cathartic and grim but it'd also be awesome and weird. Most people know Derek Grant as the ripping drummer in Alkaline Trio, but he's been making music for years and can sing and play any instrument like a virtuoso.

>Maxmillion Hecker
– Spellbound Scenes Of My Cure CD (Eat The Beat)
New release from the German Indie singer/songwriter. Each song on the album is about a specific city, moving through Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, Hong Kong, and New York, as Hecker searches for unattainable nymphs, for instants when time seems to stand still, for glamour, sex, and love. But it's his visits to the remote villages of Kastrup and Hennigsdorf that seem to bring him salvation and deliverance at the end of his spiritual journey. Deliverance from the ghosts of his past, deliverance from his hated mirror image that he sees in the eyes of his fellow beings, deliverance from all social restraints.

>Hypercolor
– Hypercolor CD (Tzadik)
Hypercolor is a bizarre trio that blends Beefheart, Sonny Sharrock and '80s punk with contemporary classical orchestral textures, spastic world music rhythms and noise improvisation.

>Jellyfish
– Bellybutton [Reissue/1990] 2xCD (Omnivore)
Jellyfish – Spilt Milk [Reissue/1993] 2xCD (Omnivore)
Jellyfish’s 1990 debut,
Bellybutton, has been remastered for the first time for this deluxe reissue. The full-length is joined on the first CD of the set by ten live performances recorded during that album’s tour. These tracks include Jellyfish originals, as well as covers of songs from Paul McCartney & Wings and The Archies. The second disc of the set is composed of demos — nine that would end up on Bellybutton and one eventually recorded for Spilt Milk, as well as others of which studio versions were never cut, and a cover of Donovan’s "Season Of The Witch." The band’s follow-up, Spilt Milk, is also treated to a revelatory remastering, with the first disc adding eight demos of songs considered for, but not recorded for the release. The second disc contains demos for the album tracks, four live performances from the tour, the last studio recording from the band (a cover of Harry Nilsson’s "Think About Your Troubles"), and a special message from Jellyfish recorded in the studio during the album’s creation and originally sent to fan club members.
>Joey Bada$$
- B4.DA.$$ CD/LP (Cinematic Music)
Influenced by the indie yet street attitudes of crew like Black Hippy, rapper Joey Bada$$ rose to fame by releasing mixtapes and forming his own hip-hop collective, Pro Era. Born in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, Joey began performing under the name JayOhVee, but changed it to Joey Bada$$ before signing his Pro Era crew to the Cinematic Music label in 2012. It was the same year Joey made his solo debut with the mixtape
1999, which was followed in 2013 by the mixtape Summer Knights. Later that year he made his official debut when the Summer Knights EP landed, featuring four tracks from the mixtape of the same name. B4.DA.$$ is his debut album.
>The Kandinsky Effect
– Somnambulist CD (Cuneiform)
On
Somnambulist, The Kandinsky Effect wields its musical power in a welcoming way. Their third album (and second for Cuneiform Records) isn’t form -- eschewing free jazz, nor are the tonalities the trio employs particularly "out." The real revelation – and revolution – comes simply in the way saxophonist Warren Walker, bassist Gael Petrina, and drummer Caleb Dolister organize sound.
>King Crimson
– Live At The Orpheum CD+DVD-A (Discipline Global Music)
Comprised of 41 minutes of material by the newest incarnation of the band fronted by the line-up's formidable three-drummer setup,
Live At The Orpheum has been mixed from 24bit multi-track performances recorded at the band's two concerts at the Los Angeles venue. Featuring a mixture of new and old King Crimson material -- some being performed live for the first time -- the album makes an ideal recorded debut for the septet. Vinyl version due January 27.
>Ledisi
– Intimate Truth CD (Verve)
New album from the multiple Grammy award winner, critic darling and actress. Features "I Blame You" and "Lose Control."

>Local H
– Local H’s Awesome Mix Tape #2 CD (G&P)
Two-man, Chicago band Local H release their second collection of covers.

>Marilyn Manson
– The Pale Emperor 2xCD/2xLP (Loma Vista)
Marilyn Manson’s ninth album does not just capture our cultural moment, but sinks swamp-deep into equally redneck, snake-handling Baptist-revival-tent terror. He shape-shifts vocally from preacher man to the fangs and venom of the serpent that he holds. Sounding like a conflicted black and blues combination of a life-lived,
The Pale Emperor is a nod to Manson favorites like Tom Waits, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Joy Division and T. Rex. In its use of space and texture, the album evokes shades of PJ Harvey, The Birthday Party and Bauhaus. The CD version is available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe is packaged in an eight-panel soft pack with a sand paper-grit front and back cover. Features a black polycarbonate disc with thermographic reveal ink print. Includes three bonus tracks plus exclusive interior photos by Nicholas Cope. The vinyl edition is pressed on either black or limited edition white wax.
>Makaya McCraven
– In The Moment CD/2xLP (International Anthem)
In The Moment was pared from nearly 48 hours of live, improvised performance, recorded at one venue over 12 months and 28 shows. Makay culled, cut, rendered and remixed the mass of sounds into 19 potent pieces of organic beat music. From local luminaries of post-rock (Jeff Parker of Tortoise) to left-field hip-hop, the stage was made as a proving ground for style experiments based in jazz and hip-hop but faithfully receiving the spontaneous summoning of a host of subconscious influences. From free jazz to krautrock to downtempo house, what they arrived at was a new lexicon within an improvisational framework.
>Mind Brains
– Mind Brains CD (Orange Twin)
Mind Brains features former Olivia Tremor Control member Eric Harris. Their self-titled album runs the gamut from pretty and strange group vocal excursions to long, meandering electronic instrumental passages, at times reminiscent of the works of the Residents or Captain Beefheart.

>Mystery Date
– New Noir CD/LP (Pinata)
Debut album by this mod/punk band influenced by First Alert, Elvis Costello and The Jam.

>Jack Name
– Weird Moons CD/LP (Castle Face)
Jack Name’s genius is the listener can never anticipate his next direction. A change of trajectory is as likely a return to the beginning as it is a sharp upwards spike that pulls one deeper into one’s seat and threatens unconsciousness. Nothing here is concrete or predictable. Songs float, attract, repel, and rebound off each other like pitch black matter. A wonderful followup to 2014’s masterpiece
Light Show (God?), Weird Moons was recorded in a room with mirrored walls, moth-eaten shades pulled low to block the sun’s brutal radiation and the howls of the urchins 60 stories below.
>Franz Nicolay
– To Us, The Beautiful! CD/LP (Silversprocket)
Franz Nicolay is that multi-instrumentalist and man-about-town peddling a modern vaudeville with full-throated songs and stories shamelessly strident, stentorian and more than a little sentimental. He's been a member of cabaret-punk circus World/Inferno Friendship Society, world's best bar band the Hold Steady, Balkan-jazz carnies Guignol, founded the outlaw orchestra Anti-Social Music, was a touring member of agit-punks Against Me! and recorded or performed with everyone from Leftover Crack to Bruce Springsteen.

>Perfect Pussy
– I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling CD/LP (Captured Tracks)
Just over a year after playing their first show as a band, Perfect Pussy have quickly made a name for themselves as one of the most intense bands in the indie rock and hardcore punk communities, both live and on record. Their fast rise to success all stemmed from this four-track demo EP, originally released as a cassette only.

>Phil Perry
– Better Man CD (Shanachie)
Phil Perry needs no introduction; famous for his #1 R&B hit "Call Me," his lead vocals with Foreplay and Najee and Phil’s legendary group the Montclairs, his distinctive background vocals with the likes of Anita Baker, Barbra Streisand, Patti LaBelle, Quincy Jones, and others and his electrifying live performances, Phil Perry is a soul legend.

>Chris Potter Underground Orchestra
– Imaginary Cities CD (ECM)
Imaginary Cities is the recording premiere of saxophonist Chris Potter’s new Underground Orchestra. At the core of this larger ensemble is the personnel of his long-established Underground Quartet with Adam Rogers, Craig Taborn and Nate Smith now joined by two bassists, a string quartet, and Potter’s old comrade from Dave Holland Quintet days, vibes and marimba man Steve Nelson. The title composition is a suite, panoramic in its reach, with movements subtitled "Compassion," "Dualities," "Disintegration" and "Rebuilding."
>Question Mark & The Mysterians
- Cave Stomp Presents Question Mark & The Mysterians CD (Rockbeat)
An 18-track collection of garage rock greatness from these Michigan legends. John Lennon once said that "96 Tears" is the best rock & roll song ever. Anthony Bourdain has also praised the track, and it has been covered countless times. The hit went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold over a million copies when released in 1966. This collection also includes "Can't Get Enough Of You Baby" which also hit the Top 100 and was later a Top 20 hit for Smashmouth.

>Schnellertollermeier
– X CD (Cuneiform)
Schnellertollermeier’s fresh and uncompromising mix of rock, jazz, punk and improvisation, combined with great ensemble interplay and a lot of energy, has gained them notice in Europe and allowed them to play a large number of festivals, including major appearances in Switzerland, Scandinavia, England, Russia and beyond.

>Shiny Two Shiny
– When The Rain Stops CD/LP+MP3 (Captured Tracks)
Shiny Two Shiny were an amazing ‘80s English band on the UK’s Red Flame Records. Cited in
The Beat Goes On: Liverpool, Popular Music and the Changing City as an important band making contributions to the post-punk era, Captured Tracks breathes new life into the Shiny Two Shiny catalog.
>Sick Feeling
– Suburban Myth CD/LP (Collect Records)
Debut album from Brooklyn punks Sick Feeling. The band consists of members of Ink & Dagger, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, and The Mongoloids. "Sick Feeling is one of the most aptly named bands out there because … well, listen and you’ll understand. The New York hardcore outfit’s blistering, raw energy is something that feels like it would shine in a live setting, and fares almost as well on the group’s debut LP." – Stereogum

>The Sidekicks
– Runners In The Nerved World CD/LP+CD (Epitaph)
The Sidekicks possess a teenage affinity for playing propulsive punk rock. After nearly a decade of making noisy rock music, releasing albums on tiny local labels, and incubating in the Cleveland scene, they are ready to meet the waiting world with their Epitaph debut.

>Siskiyou
– Nervous CD/LP+MP3 (Constellation)
Siskiyou returns with
Nervous, a majestic album of carefully constructed art rock built around songwriter and lead singer Colin Huebert's stacked acoustic guitars and intimate, whispery vocals. Siskiyou's sound has been previously dubbed a sort of 'Northern Gothic', conjuring cold winds and the life-saving warmth of temporary shelters and tiny hearth fires. With Nervous, the band continues to push beyond the crisp lo-fi intimacy of its early work.
>Sleater-Kinney
– No Cities To Love CD/LP+MP3/LP+12"+MP3 (Sub Pop)
No Cities To Love is the first album in ten years by Sleater-Kinney (guitarist/vocalist Carrie Brownstein, vocalist/guitarist Corin Tucker, and drummer Janet Weiss), who came crashing out of the '90s Pacific Northwest riot grrrl scene, setting a new bar for punk's political insight and emotional impact. Formed in Olympia, WA in 1994, Sleater-Kinney were hailed as "America's best rock band" by Greil Marcus in Time Magazine, and put out seven searing albums in ten years before going on indefinite hiatus in 2006. No Cities To Love was produced by the band’s longtime collaborator John Goodmanson and is available on CD and in Regular (black) and Deluxe (HQ-180gm white) editions on vinyl. Deluxe also adds a bonus 12", poster, and custom slipcase.
>Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
– Euclid CD/LP (Western Vinyl)
Kaitlyn's solo debut
Euclid (primarily written on a Buchla Music Easel synthesizer) was inspired by her love of mbira music, early electronic music pioneers like Laurie Spiegel, Oskar Sala, and Terry Riley, and Euclidian geometry. Each of the first six songs on Euclid were initially structured using Euclidian geometry, an idea which Smith explored while attending a class at the San Francisco Conservatory.
>The Smith Street Band
– Throw Me In The River CD/LP+MP3 (Side One Dummy)
The third LP from Melbourne, Australia's The Smith Street Band is full of their trademark earnest storytelling.

>Sonic Youth
– Sonic Youth [Reissue/1981] CD (Goofin’)
Sonic Youth’s eponymous debut 12-inch was recorded in late 1981 at Radio City Music Hall in NYC and originally released on composer Glenn Branca’s Neutral label. The album is loosely based on compositions the newly formed group had performed at that year’s weeklong Noisefest event (and remains the only recorded document of an early line-up featuring actor Richard Edson on drums). Back in print on CD, the Goofin’ Records edition also features extra live material from a 1981 gig and an outtake from an early studio session. Vinyl version due March 21.

>Steve Stoll
– Solo In Place CD (Psychonavigation)
Over the years, Steve has collaborated with the likes of Patrick Codneys (Front 242), Pete Namlook, Ken Ishii, and Damon Wild, to name a few.
Solo In Place is the follow up to last year's highly praised Praxis album, and features collaborations with Mike Olsen, cello player for Arcade Fire.
>Tanya Tagaq
– Animism CD/LP (Six Shooter)
Fearsome, strident and elemental, Tanya Tagaq’s music is a genre unto itself. Her unique vocal style may be rooted in traditional cultural form, but her expression also aligns with avant-garde improvisation, classical expressionism and electronica influences, which inform her startling and powerful creative vision. This Inuk punk is known for delivering performances that are visceral and physical, heaving and breathing and alive.

>Tango Alpha Tango
– Live From The Crystal Ballroom CDEP (Tango Alpha Tango)
Tango Alpha Tango is a Portland blues-based rock group and the brainchild of singer/songwriter/guitarist Nathan Trueb.

>The Tree Ring
– Ten Rivers CD/LP+MP3 (Hey Amigo)
This is the third full-length album by San Diego Americana/orchestral chamber pop group.
Ten Rivers is an exploration of experience in America's natural beauty. For those who like Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Bird, Rufus Wainwright, and Nickel Creek.
>The Universal Togetherness Band
– Universal Togetherness Band CD/LP (Numero)
Between 1979 and 1982, The Universal Togetherness Band tracked unearthly portions of their sprawling songbook for bewildered students in Columbia College’s audio engineering program. Storming the gates of Chicago’s premier recording studios, the erudite party band explored permutations of soul, jazz-fusion, new wave, and disco with little regard for studio rates or the availability of magnetic tape.
Universal Togetherness Band captures the brightest, never-before-heard moments from this visionary group’s five-semester recording bender.
>Until The Ribbon Breaks
– A Lesson Unlearnt CD (1405)
"Pete Lawrie-Winfield's studio project Until The Ribbon Breaks frequently nods to celluloid, with cinematic references underpinning many of the British producer's gloomy tracks. Begun as a solo project while Winfield was still in film school (and providing his own soundtracks for his work), UTRB infuses its first single ‘Pressure’ with snippets lifted from David Lynch's
Lost Highway. In posting online a ‘re-imagining’ of The Weeknd's ‘Wicked Games,’ Winfield set Abel Tesfaye's twisted track to the sultry imagery of a blindfolded Kim Basinger in 9 1/2 Weeks. In recording its debut album, A Lesson Unlearnt, the band says it entered the studio with little more than a piano, a drum machine, a microphone and a film projector." – NPR
>Various Artists
– Back From The Grave Volume Eight [Reissue/1996] CD/2xLP (Crypt)
Crypt's eighth offering in their
Back From The Grave series, features total cuts by The Groop, The Benders, Adrian Lloyd, The Chancellors, The Pseudos, The Painted Ship, The Merlynn Tree, Dave Myers & The Disciples, The Cindells, The Cavedwellers, The Ascendors, The Piece Kor, The Ravenz, The Dave Starky 5, The Sonics, plus more.
>Various Artists
– Back From The Grave Volume 9 & 10 CD (Crypt)
These '60s garage rock gems are balls-out, cruder- than-hell, rarer than hens teeth rawness -- 13 of which are the only copy in existence, five of which there are only two copies in existence. Contains 30 cuts from bands like Warlocks, Raevins, Emeralds, Why-Nots, Turncoats, Shakles, Knoll Allen & The Noble Savages, James Bond & The Agents, The Four, Orphans, It's Them, Nobody's Children, Hotbeats, GMC & The Arcells, Hard Times, John English III, Expressions, and others. Housed in deluxe triple-fold out digipak with two 24-page full color booklets crammed with liner notes, band photos, and label scans.

>Various Artists
– The Best Arizona Garage Bands 1967-1970 CD/LP (HDM)
"The Arizona music scene during the sixties can easily be likened to its desert surroundings: The monotony of average and sometimes even good bands writing less than good and even average songs. Then one day you hear a band that knocks you out. Those are the kinds of bands that I had the opportunity to discover and produce that suddenly emerged out of garages and other little holes in walls wherever they could find a place to converge and create their music. I now have the honor and the privilege to present to you the bands that I think are Arizona’s best garage bands from 1967 to 1970." – Hadley Murell

>Various Artists
– Brownswood Bubblers Eleven (Compiled By Gilles Peterson) CD (Brownswood)
Gilles Peterson and Brownswood Recordings return with the latest installment of the much loved
Bubblers series. Known as something of a musical clairvoyant Gilles Peterson has built an unparalleled reputation for unearthing hidden gems and new and exciting talent over the course of his amazing career. Bubblers has established a great reputation over the years for providing a platform emerging talent from the worldwide underground.
>Various Artists
- Fallin' Off The Reel Vol. IV CD/2xLP+MP3 (Truth & Soul)
Truth & Soul is proud to present the fourth volume of their
Fallin Off The Reel compilation series. 22 songs on the CD including tracks from Lee Fields & Expressions, Lady, Liam Bailey, Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, and more. Double vinyl version contains four bonus tracks.
>Viet Cong
– Viet Cong CD/LP (Jagjaguwar)
Debut LP from Calgary outfit Viet Cong, featuring former Women members Matt Flegel and Michael Wallace. Recorded in a barn-turned-studio in rural Ontario, the seven songs that make up
Viet Cong were born largely on the road, when Flegel and bandmates Mike Wallace, Scott Munro and Daniel Christiansen embarked on a 50-date tour that stretched virtually every limit imaginable. Close quarters hastened their exhaustion but also honed them as a group. You can designate records as seasonal, and you can feel Viet Cong's bleakness and declare it wintry. But the only way you get a frost is when there's something warmer to freeze up.
>Wolfpack
– Seen Not Herd CD (Sudden Death)
Seen Not Herd is a scathing, nine-track attack targeting consumerism, apathy and moral decay so genuine in its delivery it caught the attention of punk rock pioneer Joey Sh!thead of DOA fame, who releases the record via Sudden Death Records, home to some major punk stalwarts such as The Damned, Sham 69, Vice Squad, Mojo Nixon and The Real McKenzies.
>John Zorn
– Hermetic Organ Volume 3: St. Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield CD (Tzadik)
John Zorn – Olympiad Vol. 1: Dither Plays Zorn CD (Tzadik)
On
Hermetic Organ Volume 3, Zorn’s organ improvisations are a shockingly dramatic world of bizarre sonorities, spectral experimentation, hypnotic moods and stirring melodies. Olympiad Vol. 1 presents three of his classic pre-Cobra game pieces in multiple versions by the fabulous Brooklyn-based guitar quartet Dither.

DVDs + Blu-ray:
>Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
–Cheek To Cheek Live! DVD/Blu-ray (Interscope)
Cheek To Cheek Live! was taped at Jazz At Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall on July 28, 2014 and premiered on PBS's award winning series, Thirteen's Great Performances this fall. The concert featured classic selections from the Great American Songbook, each handpicked by the artists, including "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," "Sophisticated Lady," "Lush Life," "Anything Goes," and "Cheek To Cheek." 120 minutes.

This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>6’10
– The Humble Beginnings Of A Rovin’ Soul LP (Ollie Mob Worldwide)
6’10 is the folk/bluegrass incarnation of Tobin Bawinkel, frontman for Celtic punk stalwarts Flatfoot 56. In comparison to the hectic sounds of his other outfit, this is a subtle journey through heartfelt and emotional journeys against the backdrop of ukulele, acoustic guitar, mandolin, and snare-brushed rhythms.

>12 Rods
– Lost Time [2002] LP (Jagjaguwar/Chigliak)
It’s been 12 years since the initial release of what would be the very last album by the late Minneapolis-based 12 Rods. Aptly titled,
Lost Time, this last epic perfectly defines and captures how great this band was and how truly ahead of their time it’s members were.
>Jason Adasiewicz's Sun Rooms
– From The Region LP (Delmark)
Features Jason Adasiewicz on vibraphone, Mike Reed on drums and Nate McBride on bass. This Chicago jazz trio formed in 2008, first experimenting as a free improvising trio, and later focusing its attention on arranging tunes written by Adasiewicz.

>JM Airis
– Wild Birds 2xLP (Totally Gross National Project)
JM Airis's sophomore release continues an exploration of aural themes and tonescapes first introduced on
Indian Summer, but the end result is a significantly stronger, more nuanced effort. Wild Birds is confident, bigger in its presentation than the rough edge of the first record, and Airis covers a lot of territory, crisscrossing from the swaggering to the solemn in the context of his continued odyssey into the darker psyche of Americana music.
>Amen Dunes
– Cowboy Worship 12" (Sacred Bones)
Amen Dunes'
Love took close to a year and a half, 16 musicians, and five different studios to complete. It was a song cycle that required broad experimentation before it was clear what was essential underneath the surface. In that process, much of the sound that might have made it onto the album was lost. There was just too much to say for one record. Cowboy Worship is an attempt to give life to some of the music that didn't make it past the scalpel.
>Asuna
– 100 Keyboards b/w 100 Rock 7" (Meeuw Muzak)
A headscratcher from this Kanazawa-based sound artist and general experimental noise chef. Two pieces are sourced from a recent installation work of a hundred toy keyboards, with the A-side bearing the disassociated feel of a Super-8 footage loop—bleached colors, perhaps a lone bird wheeling in the sky, or a holiday fragment of a blinking child with an uncertain smile walking toward the camera, clutching an ice cream. A beautiful, nebulous, everything-and-nothing sound, while the noisier B-side maintains a sort of relentless calm, like the optimum flow of a factory environment that 19th century socialists might have shrugged at. A demonstration of the patterns that emerge from the balance of order and chaos. Subtly energizing.

>Sir Richard Bishop/Bill Orcutt
– Road Stories (Kali) LP (Unrock)
The first installment in Unrock's new string wringer
Saraswati Series presents two of today's most extraordinary guitar maniacs captured on location. While Bill Orcutt, "Re-inventor Of The Blues," falls from abstraction into acoustic hardcore serenade on his wooden four-string guitar, the Kali-inspired Sir Richard Bishop improvises elegantly and calmly through a feverish 17-minute variation of "Zurvan." Limited edition of 500 numbered copies.
>Chavez
– Ride The Fader [Reissue/1996] LP+MP3 (Matador)
Back in print on vinyl after ten-plus years. "Probably weren’t the first mid-‘90s band to have their knotty guitar textures and algebraic time signatures called "math rock," but they might have been the best." —Entertainment Weekly

>John Coltrane
– Settin’ The Pace [Reissue/1958] LP (Fantasy)
Recorded in 1958, this session comes from a time when Coltrane had already played in the Miles Davis quintet and the Thelonious Monk quartet, and was frequenting Rudy Van Gelder's New Jersey studio in recording sessions backed by the Red Garland Trio. This threesome -- Garland, Paul Chambers, and Arthur Taylor -- was a Prestige entity on its own, but had already released such albums with Coltrane as
Traneing In and Soultrane. Settin' The Pace, with its heady combination of seldom-done pop material and Jackie McLean's intriguing "Little Melonae," continued the excellent quartet series at a time when Trane was making jazz history at the head of yet another powerful foursome.
>Dead Gum
– Gainer LP+CD (Phase)
Guitar and voice through minimal effects to create instant songs, psychedelic collages and direct, stripped-down bursts by Panagiotis Spoulos. Partially improvised but fully psychographic, Gainer has anthropocentric characteristics and lo-fi character, and flirts with punk, bedroom pop and analog noise.

>Die Form
– Die Puppe [Reissue/1982] LP (Dark Entries)
Die Form is a French post-industrial and electronic band formed in 1977. The name 'Die Form' means '(the) form/shape' in German, like the Bauhaus diary and is a play on the English homonym 'deformed' and on the French homonym 'difforme' (deformed). Die Form is the primary project of electronic musician and multimedia artist Philippe Fichot. He began by recording a number of experimental cassette releases in the late 1970s and formed the Bain Total label to release these early cassettes and various side projects including Krylon Hertz, Mental Code, Camera Obscura, Eva-Johanna Reichstag, Hurt and Fine Automatic. In 1982 Die Form released their debut vinyl album,
Die Puppe.
>D.O.A.
– Positively D.O.A. [33rd Anniversary Reissue] LP (Sudden Death)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Reissue of this 1981 EP, released to coincide with the 33rd (?) anniversary of its first pressing. Originally released on Alternative Tentacles in time for D.O.A.'s first road trip to the United Kingdom, the five-track
Positively D.O.A. was named ''Single of the Week'' in the British press in October of that year. With five classic anthems packed into its grooves, the EP helped pave the way for Canada's legendary punks to shake up the world musically and culturally. This is the first time this early DOA gem has been reissued since 1984.
>Dosh & Ghostband
– Def Kith 12" (Anticon)
Minneapolitan music men Martin Dosh and Jon Davis unite as Dosh & Ghostband. Together, they wreck speakers and minds with techno-addled, IDM-damaged, bass ’n’ bliss groove music.

>Erase Errata
– Lost Weekend LP (Under The Sun)
In 2012, the funky aunts of no wave psych rock Erase Errata reunited for a weekend in the Midwest to hang with old friends, play shows and record, all thanks to the Mission Creek Music Festival Artist-in-Residence program. Jenny Hoyston, Ellie Erickson and Bianca Sparta, who live in three different cities, arranged to meet in the sleepy, hawk-eyed town of Iowa City, where they took up residence at producer/engineer Luke Tweedy’s Flat Black Studios. After a day of improvising, the band selected seven pieces to flesh out for posterity.
Lost Weekend is the result, the fourth full-length release for these spaced-out road veterans who’ve produced weirdo music since 1999.
>Art Farmer/Jim Hall
– Big Blues [Reissue/1978] 2xLP (Original Recordings Group)
Art Farmer and Jim Hall had a regular group for a time in the ’60s but (except for one occasion) had not played together since, until this 1978 LP. Since Farmer and Hall have very complementary styles, it is little surprise that this set is a complete success. Now this classic record gets ORG Music’s audiophile treatment with this HQ-180gm double LP 45rpm reissue, mastered from original tapes by Bernie Grundman and pressed at Pallas in Germany. Each copy of this limited edition release is individually numbered with a gold-foil stamp on the back of the case-wrapped Stoughton gatefold jacket.

>Fellow Project
– Basic Axemanship 10" (Dead Broke/Money Fire)
Brand new six-song EP from Long Island’s Fellow Project (ex-members of On The Might Of Princes and Bridge & Tunnel), who have been around for 13 years, released three full length albums and many singles and EPs.

>Bela Fleck & The Flecktones
– Flight Of The Cosmic Hippo [Reissue/1991] LP+MP3 (Warner Music Nashville)
Released in 1991,
Flight Of The Cosmic Hippo was the second album by Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, and it reached # 1 on the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. HQ-180gm vinyl reissue.
>G.B.H.
– Live At The Ace Brixton 1983 LP (Radiation)
Early pioneers of British hardcore and undisputed punk icons, G.B.H.'s early studio recordings were never able to do justice to the sheer violence of their live shows. Originally used for the soundtrack to a legendary Jettisoundz release on VHS, this raw 1983 recording is definitely not for the audiophile, but gives you an idea "of exactly what punk was in London in 1983. "Maniac," "Sick Boy," "Self Destruct," "Give Me Fire, and more of their classics are played at the speed of light in front of an out-of-control crowd at the Brixton Academy March, 9th 1983.

>Ghostface Killah
– 36 Seasons LP (Salvation)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Tony Starks returns to Staten Island after nine years, like a man returning home from a war. He wants the company of old friends, to reunite with his girl, to live a quiet life. But New York has other plans for him. To visually flesh out the album s dark and twisted world, the CD's packaging includes 20 pages of striking images from a host of stellar comic artists, curated by Matthew Rosenberg the creator of Ghostface's 2013 six-issue comic mini-series,
12 Reasons To Die.
>Guided By Voices
– Bee Thousand [Reissue/1994] LP+MP3 (Scat)
Guided By Voices – King Sh!t & The Golden Boys [1995] LP+MP3 (Scat)
Arguably the best GBV album has been remastered and is back in print on vinyl. This new LP pressing, the first since the late ’90s, honors the album’s 20th anniversary. It features new (and definitely improved) mastering from John Golden, a substantial gatefold jacket with a previously unpublished Robert Pollard collage, and high-quality virgin vinyl from RTI. As a companion piece to the vinyl reissue of
Bee Thousand, Scat Records presents a new edition of this finest compilation of Guided By Voices outtakes. Originally included with the multi-disc set Box, this issue of King Sh!t & The Golden Boys marks the album’s first release as a standalone piece.
>Hallelujah The Hills
- Have You Ever Done Something Evil? LP (Discrete Pagentry)
"#1 Overlooked Record of The Year" by PopMatters, and earned the band two Boston Music Awards, and was called "criminally underappreciated" by Spin. A stunning 50-minute feedback-slathered-psychedelic-pop-rock album that fully delivers on the promises and premises HtH have been moving around the chess board since 2006. Limited to 150 copies on 180-gram vinyl.

>Hot Guts
– Wilds LP (Avant)
Within a web minimal electronics, Wes Russel’s signature rich baritone and unorthodox guitar, and Void Vision’s Shari Wallin’s synths, drum machines, and backing vocals, the second full-length from this Philadelphia-based post-industrial duo hints at EBM, neofolk, and tribal industrial. Having evolved from raw and gritty post-punk, they now cross territories between the electronic and organic, the harsh and beautiful.

>Isis
– Panopticon [Reissue/2004] 2xLP (Robotic Empire)
On Isis' third-full-length album,
Panopticon, the unblinking eye of counterinsurgency is exposed with mesmerizing stereophonic clarity. The perpetual collapse and crush of ultra-dynamic sound-design takes on the heightened dimensions of institutionally induced anxiety, and the carefully constructed artifice of an omniscient predatory apparatus becomes the paradigm of surveillance culture. Deluxe double-LP features a stunning gatefold jacket with different artwork than the CD version on Ipecac.
>Etta James
– Tell Mama [Reissue/1968] LP (4 Men With Beards)
Tell Mama by Etta James was originally released in 1968 and it put her back in the top 10 with the single "Tell Mama." Produced by Rick Hall at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, this album is a stone cold soul/blues classic from start to finish. Standout tracks include the title track, a cover of Otis Redding's "Security," "I'd Rather Go Blind," and "Don't Lose Your Good Thing." Easily one of the best albums of her long career it is now being reissued on HQ-180gm vinyl in glorious mono.
>Etta James
– Deep In The Night [Reissue/1978] LP (Pure Pleasure)
Originally released on Warners Brothers to scant acclaim in 1978, this Jerry Wexler-produced masterpiece finds James in astounding voice with a batch of great material to apply her massive interpretive powers to.

>J Dilla
– Beats Batch 1 10" (Yancey Media Group)
J Dilla – Beats Batch 2 10" (Yancey Media Group)
J Dilla – Beats Batch 3 10" (Yancey Media Group)
J Dilla – Beats Batch 4 10" (Yancey Media Group)
Each 10" contains ten untitled and unreleased Dilla creations.

>Lead Belly
– Lost Radio Broadcasts: WNYC 1948 LP (Origin Jazz)
This LP features two previously unknown radio programs hosted by blues/folk legend Huddie Ledbetter (AKA Lead Belly).
The Story Of Folklore was a weekly radio program broadcast on Sunday nights on WNYC New York. The programs were recently discovered and acquired by OJL, with the assistance and cooperation of the Lead Belly Estate. Available in a 1950s-styled 10" LP with album notes by Lead Belly biographer Kip Lornell with song notes by Lornell and Cary Ginell.
>Leftover Crack
– F**k World Trade [Reissue/2004] LP (Fat Wreck Chords)
Originally released in 2004, Leftover Crack’s second album
F**k World Trade is viewed as the band’s hallmark release. Built on the foundation of high-speed ska and thrash punk, the album saw the band take a freer approach both musically and lyrically, including longer songs, more varied details, and contributions from members of Anti-Flag, The Dwarves, and World/Inferno Friendship Society.
>Less Than Jake
– American Idle b/w Late Night Petroleum 7" (Fat Wreck Chords)
Vinyl single includes the title track (a popular standout from
See The Light) and the B-side "Late Night Petroleum" (a brand new song that’s packed with as much fuel as the name implies).
>Marcus Marr
– Brown Sauce 12" (DFA)
A music obsessive all his life, Londoner Marcus Marr’s first encounters with dance music were acid house records which augmented his vinyl collection of rock and soul, and attending all night parties under Brixton’s St Matthews church. Traveling to the south of England to watch DJ Harvey play a lengthy set, he saw the kind of power a DJ can wield over a willing crowd.

>Sean McCann
– Ten Impressions For Piano & Strings LP+MP3 (Root Strata)
Slow-moving cloud forms over corporeal landscapes, these impressions whisper of McCann's decisive lean toward classical and avant-garde musics. Less a final statement on ambient music, more a meditation on change, discovery and process.

>McCarthy
– I Am A Wallet [Reissue/1987] 2xLP (Optic Nerve)
Now recognized as an indiepop masterpiece
I Am A Wallet has gone on to achieve cult status, receiving praise from the likes of Nicky Wire (Manic Street Preachers) as one of the most important albums of the '80s. Known by today’s indie acolytes as the band that spawned Tim Gane and Leititia Sadier (who of course went on to form Stereolab). Limited double red vinyl LP pressing including 13 bonus tracks.
>Meatwave
– Brother LP (Brace Yourself)
Mini album from the Chicago-based punk/pop trio.

>Dan Melchior
– The Souls Of Birds And Mice LP (Siltbreez)
The Souls Of Birds And Mice isn’t composed of elements so much as it is composed of the composing of elements. This is the sound of the digital workflow, transparent composition; wrenching the processing of Muura or Doc Wör Mirran and dismantling the investigative passivity. One could draw a comparison straight to Cornelius Cardew or Li Daiguo, but that’s just because Melchior’s work is so laterally referential it slows down any pull to deconstructing the singular voice to simple candidness. And it all ends with some of the most perfect psychedelic guitar work ever paired with helicopter sounds.
>Melvins
– Ozma/Bullhead [Reissue/1989/1991] 2xLP (Boner)
Melvins – Eggnog/Lice-All [Reissue/1991/1992] 2xLP (Boner)
This pair of double-LP packages features four of the earliest releases from the often imitated but never duplicated Melvins. Formed in the early-’80s in the scenic wonderland known as Aberdeen, WA, the band took inspiration from Black Flag, Black Sabbath, Venom, Flipper, Stooges and other floggers of high-energy, low-velocity plod.

>Hailu Mergia
- Musicawi Silt b/w Tche Belew 7" (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
"Musicawi Silt" is the best-known Ethiopian song from Addis Ababa's golden era of 1970s pop music. The insistent drive of the rhythm and the mighty blast of the horns -- a sublime, angular burst -- are unmistakable. Hailu Mergia's concept for the Walias first LP
Tche Belew was to include compositions by various band members. Since Girma Beyene, a member of the Walias, wrote this addictive song in the mid-70s and the Walias band began including it in their sets, it has spread around the world, receiving cover treatments by bands of all kinds.
>Ennio Morricone
– Big Gundown [OST/Reissue/1968] LP (Dagored)
Ennio Morricone’s legendary score for
The Big Gun Down (Italian: La Resa Dei Conte) is so densely packed with pathos and drama that run so deep into the listener's mind. Using almost the same great talents shown on Sergio Leone’s The Dollar’s Trilogy with the orchestra conducted by fellow Bruno Nicolai and the mighty twangin' guitar of Alessandro Alessandroni, the maestro Morricone delivers similarly outstanding results.
>Maria Muldaur
– Richland Woman Blues [Reissue/2001] LP (Pure Pleasure)
A trip to Memphis Minnie's gravesite in Walls, Mississippi inspired
Richland Woman Blues, Maria's second album for Stony Plain Records.
>Nervs
– Nervs 7" (Intercoastal Arts)
Nervs takes all the good parts from bands like Sonic Youth, Television, Mission Of Burma, and
Slip It In era Black Flag while leaving out the sucky, ponderous parts. Strong dual Telecaster interplay with one of the Teles alternating between bass line parts and standard guitar lines, and even stronger drumming. The vocals are mixed way up as they should be.
>Night Flights
– Night Flights Vol. 1 LP (Agitated)
Night Flights is a recording project of lo-fi, ambient, synth-driven, soundscapes. Consisting of members of the band Carlton Melton and Mastered by John McBain,
Night Flights is a collection of sounds prepared 'for headphones only'. It is very much influenced in spirit by the 1980's late night television series of the same name.
>Ninos Du Brasil
– Aromobates 12" (DFA)
Ninos Du Brasil are Nicolò Fortuni and Nico Vascellari, an Italian percussion duo with a background in visual art. Through their aptitude with drumming, they are masters at fusing the seemingly disparate influences of punk, tribal techno, and batacuda, emerging with a sound that is truly singular. The project takes its rhythmic backbone from Brazilian carnival music, and the duo injects each track with the frothy attitude of punk and the shuffling dancefloor domination of techno.

>Nu-sound Crew II/Magnus II
- Magnus II/Nu-sound Crew II [Reissue/1986/1993] LP (Dark Entries)
Dark Entries is excited to reissue a split EP of rare and out of print Detroit electro jams from Nu Sound II Crew and Magnus II. Both were projects of mastermind Sam Anderson aka DJ Maestro.

>Doug Paisley
– Until I Find You 7" (No Quarter)
A-side is a gorgeous duet with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, also featuring Emmett Kelly (Cairo Gang) on guitar. B-side has the feel of an old spiritual.

>Esther Phillips
– From A Whisper To A Scream [Reissue/1971] LP (Pure Pleasure)
Justifiably hailed as her 'career' album.
From A Whisper To A Scream re-established the late Esther Phillips as a prominent soul and jazz artist in 1972, starting her most fruitful period as an international chartmaker through her five-year association with jazz industry veteran Creed Taylor's Kudu Records.
>Pray For Sound
– Dreamer LP (Science Of Silent)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Pray For Sound started as a solo studio project by Bruce Malley in late 2011. Earlier in Bruce’s life doctors discovered a large destructive cyst called a cholesteatoma growing inside his left ear. After repeated surgical removal of the cyst and reconstruction of his ear, he was left with severe hearing loss, tinnitus, and reoccurring pain. Inspired by this struggle, Bruce translated these emotional experiences into the music and artwork that made up Pray For Sounds debut album Monophonic. This time around, he took an ambitious approach by experimenting with more synth and keyboard sounds, as well as working with additional musicians to add vocals, violin, and viola.
>Psychic TV
– Alien Be-In Remix EP 12" (Dark Entries)
Dark Entries Editions is venturing into new waters with a remix EP of Psychic TV’s classic Acid House song "Alien Be-In." For this reissue Fred Giannelli takes a stab at remixing the mono mix of the original sequence sourced from the Emax floppy discs. On the flip are two brand new mixes, the first from Los Angeles based producer, Silent Servant, who updates the classic with his modern brand of driving EBM techno. The second remix is a team effort from Silent Servant and veteran producer John Tejada that re-creates the original melody using a Roland TR-808 and TB-303, paying homage to early Chicago acid house artists like Lil Louis and Robert Owens.

>Red Aunts
– Come Up For A Closer Look 2xLP (In The Red)
The Red Aunts were an all-female punk band that formed in 1991 in Long Beach, California, when Terri Wahl (guitar/vocals) recruited friends Kerry Davis (guitar/vocals), Debi Martini (bass/vocals), and Lesley Ishino (drums). Their brand of unfiltered music is toxic, taking a sharp claw to every riot grrrl cliché it can shred.
Come Up For A Closer Look is their "Greatest Hits" compilation, a gatefold-sleeve double-album complete with killer art and photos, plus liner notes by Red Aunts fan Sasha Frere-Jones.
>Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross
– Gone Girl OST 2xLP (Columbia)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Gone Girl is directed by David Fincher. The music for the film is by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Trent and Atticus have worked with Fincher on two previous films, The Social Network, for which they won an Oscar for Best Original Score, and the critically acclaimed The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Gone Girl is a thriller based on the bestselling book of the same name and stars Ben Affleck, Rosamond Pike and Neil Patrick Harris.
>Robert Robinson
– Connecticut River LP+MP3 (Feeding Tube)
Debut solo LP by Sore Eros guitarist Robert Robinson. The music on
Connecticut River is extremely wonderful and dizzying in its pure-pop/post-pop ramifications. Robinson seems to have grasped both genres by their most experimental nubs and given them the softest shake imaginable. The album is a swirl of instruments that alternately bear down on hooks and diddle off into river-bound mist. Vocals gang together into chorales of majestic mumblecore or stand like lonesome wolves howling in the hills.
>Letha Rodman-Melchior
– Shimmering Ghost LP (Siltbreeze)
This posthumous release, following last year’s
Handbook For Mortals, presents the peak of Letha Rodman-Melchior’s compositional work. Traversing landscapes of affective registers with the organizational ability of Christine Sun Kim and the diversity and intimacy of Throbbing Gristle, Rodman-Melchior re-categorizes objects to find the foreign in the familiar. Moving in and out of focus, her musical patterns themselves grow and become more and more self-aware.
>Rollins Band
– Weight [Reissue/1994] LP (Imago)
The 20th Anniversary for Rollins Band most successful release. Featuring the alt rock opus "Liar," known for it’s stylized video by Anton Corbijn. Limited edition on red HQ-180gm vinyl.

>Sensations Fix
– Time To Decide LP+CD (Mupymup)
A compilation of rare studio and live tracks circa 1978-1980, not on RVNG Intl.'s
Music Is Painting In The Air (1974-1977). HQ-180gm vinyl with CD included.
>Sick Llama
– Surrounded By Gold And Dead LP (Premier Sang)
Eleven slashes of musique concrète, process theory, modal jazz, drone, punk aesthetics and a free approach to music. Amazing sounds never before imagined. Emotion trapping holes of sound. A fine line between composition and improvisation. Randomness gathers and swirls into patterns of recognition. The division of shadows.

>Staple Singers
– Hammer & Nails [Reissue/1962] LP (4 Men With Beards)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue of classic 1962 album. Showcases the group in their Southern gospel prime.

>Stay Clean Jolene
– Stay Clean Jolene LP (Dead Broke)
Debut, 10 track album from Manchester veteran punkers. Ex-members of The Great St. Louis and The Leif Ericsson. Old school sounding melodic punk rock in the vein of Leatherface and Broccoli.

>St. Lennox
– Ten Songs About Memory And Hope LP (Anyway)
St. Lenox is the music project of Andy Choi. He takes his influences from classical music, pop, electronica, and jazz. As a teenager, he was a Juilliard-trained concert violinist, winning awards at the national and international level under his belt. However, he gave up music in college to pursue a degree in philosophy at Princeton University. While working on his PhD at The Ohio State University, he rekindled his interest in music by way of the
Great American Songbook, which he learned through jazz jam sessions at in Columbus, Ohio’s dive bars.
>Strange Wilds
– Standing 7" (Sub Pop)
A taut, churning slice of Northwest punk fit for the ages. Anthems for the anxious.

>To Destroy A City
– Sunless 2xLP+MP3 (n5MD)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New release from the indie electronic/instrumental trio. At times
Sunless is more electronic leaning than its predecessor, yet is still punctuated with sheets of glacially emotive guitar-work. Intricate electronic beats give way to propulsive live drumming. Red/orange/black splatter vinyl.
>Charlie Tweddle
– Fantastic Greatest Hits [Reissue/1974] 2xLP (Mighty Mouth Music)
Deluxe all-analog reissue of the 1974 private press classic cut direct from the master tapes. Born and raised in Kentucky but calling Northern California home for some time now, Charlie Tweddle is an outsider polymath: musician, artist, taxidermist, designer of cowboy hats. A beguiling patchwork of lo-fi country, warped folk, and way-gone found sounds, Tweddle's 1974 self-released opus
Fantastic Greatest Hits is back in print for the first time in decades.
>Unexamine
– Carnal Opponents No Brothers 7" (Oxen)
Sublimely merciless junk-scarring workshops in charred iron and static by Charlie Mumma and Danny Costa.

>Various Artists
– Back From The Grave Volume 7 [Reissue/1988] 2xLP (Crypt)
Fully remastered platters of ‘60s garage punk insanity!

>Various Artists [NOFX & Friends)
– Home Street Home: Seeping Beauty EP 7" (Fat Wreck Chords)
Seeping Beauty is a limited edition 7" featuring two songs from the upcoming full-length Home Street Home: Original Songs From The Sh!t Musical. The songs are part of a musical written by Fat Mike of NOFX, Tony Award winning writer Jeff Marx (Avenue Q), and Soma Snakeoil. Seeping Beauty’s impressive list of contributors includes members of NOFX, Descendents, Lagwagon, Mad Caddies, Old Man Markley, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Bad Cop/Good Cop, Limp, and R.K.L.
>Various Artists
– The Brazilian Boogie Connection: From Rio To Sao Paulo (1976-1983) 2xLP (Cultures Of Soul)
This album is another chapter in the ongoing "there's much more to Brazil than bossa nova" saga. It's filled with disco-era tracks produced for the Brazilian domestic marketplace, some of which were hits, others that were quite obscure. What binds them all together - besides their common origins, time period a nd overall musical approach - is the fact that their reputation has been steadily transcending Brazil's borders. This has allowed these tunes to find their place on set lists, want lists and in the crates of the world's most discerning DJs and tastemakers.

>Various Artists
- Chicago Singles Club Vol. 1 2013-2014 LP (Chicago Singles Club)
First year of A-sides from the Chicago Singles Club's sessions. Features tracks from My Gold Mask, Psalm One, Geronimo, Swimsuit Addition, Oshwa, Panda Riot, and more.

>White Guilt
– White Guilt 7" (Feeble Minds)
Four distorted tracks of spiteful vitriol from Syracuse's most hated. A unique, violent take on today's noise influenced hardcore punk.
released 13 january 2015
>Béatrice Alunni/Marc Peillon – Dance With Me CD (ITI) Dance With Me is a musical book of poems composed and interpreted by Béatrice Alunni
(piano) and Marc Peillon (double bass) who both reside on the Côte d'Azur in France.

>American Heritage
– Prolapse CD/LP (Solar Flare)
Fourth LP from the tech metal/hardcore band.

>Arthur
– Dreams And Images [Reissue/1968] CD/LP (Light In The Attic)
Released on Lee Hazlewood's LHI label, the haunted
Dreams And Images is the first of two albums from the Melbourne, Florida-born singer/songwriter. Though his lonely, intimate music, shy demeanor, and stutter might not have suggested a man of great ambition, Arthur moved to Hollywood chasing the music industry dream.
>Robin Bacior
– Water Dreams CD (Good Mountain)
New album from the critically acclaimed singer/songwriter. Water dreams are common and full of multi-faceted meaning, but in general they signify emotional change. This album is about ideas and paths not working out, and how humbling that can be to process. The instrumentation is meant to reflect various bodies of water, and the feeling of wading through your own life's current.

>Black Knives
– Thirteenth Hour CD (Innerstrength)
This hardcore quintet mixes massive mosh parts and heavy riffs for fans of bands like Terror, Hatebreed, Stick To Your Guns and Walls Of Jericho.

>California X
– Nights In The Dark CD/LP+MP3 (Don Giovanni)
After last years impressive grunge influenced debut, California X return with grubby 1980s thrash and alt-rock reworked with catchier melodies and dense guitar layers. Head-nodding teen angst is great, but by blending a diverse range of influences from small scenes they create something original enough to stand outside all those references.

>C'mon Tigre
– C'mon Tigre CD/2xLP (Africantape)
Having collaborated with artist G. Toccafando on a vibrant football-themed animated video, C'mon Tigre drop their debut album. The duo specializes in a sinewy lo-fi funk pop with slightly Sun City Girls-ish Eastern-inflected guitar and soulfully mumbled vocals, gritty drum machines and a whole raft of international collaborators.

>The Crown
– Death Is Not Dead CD (Century Media)
Reactivated Swedish death/thrash metallers The Crown celebrate their 25th anniversary with a new studio album.

>Kat Dahlia
– My Garden CD (Epic)
This Cuban/American songwriter's electrifying sound is a sultry mix of pop, Latin, hip-hop and reggae influences.

>Justin Townes Earl
– Absent Fathers CD/LP (Vagrant)
Following the success of his fifth-studio-album,
Single Mothers, Justin Townes Earle releases the companion album, Absent Fathers. Comprised of 10 tracks, Absent Fathers was recorded alongside Single Mothers as a double album, but as Justin began to sequence it, he felt each half needed to make its own statement and they took on their own identities.
>Einherjer
- Av Oss For Oss CD (Indie Recordings)
Sixth full-length album by the Norwegian Viking metal band.

>The Expendables
– Sand In The Sky CD/LP (Controlled Substance)
Sixth album from the Santa Cruz reggae rock outfit. The Expendables formed in 1997 and have toured with acts such as 311, G. Love & Special Sauce, and Less Than Jake.
Sand In The Sky was mixed by Butthole Surfer guitarist and producer Paul Leary (Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, U2, Weezer).
>German Panzer
– Send Them All To Hell CD/2xLP (Nuclear Blast)
New album from the Teutonic heavy metal trio.

>Guster
– Evermotion CD/LP (Nettwerk)
Produced by Richard Swift (The Shins, Foxygen, Stereolab),
Evermotion bulldozes inhibitions, propelling the band to a harder-charging, more freewheeling sound as heard on lead single, "Simple Machine." Packed with tight hooks, muscular guitar riffs, clanging percussion and surprisingly dark lyrics, the new album features adventurous turns on slide guitars, brassy trumpets and a glockenspiel, with sax and trombone accompaniment.
>Haunted Heads
– Haunted Heads CDEP/10" (Doubleplusgood)
Oshkosh, WI's Haunted Heads build upon the strength of their 2012 debut with the stellar seven-song
Haunted Heads EP. Fronted by both Andrew Johnson (Happy, H. Chinaski) and Eric Van Thiel (the Willis), the pair provides relentless harmonies, hooks, and guitar-laden melodies. Johnson and Van Thiel are joined by former Happy rhythm section, Kyle Straveler (bass) and Chad Lorge (drums) creating a straightforward tirade of tight driving rhythms and growling lines.
>Liam Hayes
– Slurrup CD/LP (Fat Possum)
Chicago-based musician Liam Hayes has been making soulful baroque pop for a couple decades now. His orchestral leanings and respect for the classical age of American pop have earned him plenty of comparisons to Brian Wilson and Burt Bacharach, and have made him an icon in the small but fervent cult devoted to that sound. One of his better-known fans is Roman Coppola, who had Hayes appear in his film
A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III.
>Ella Henderson
– Chapter One CD (Columbia)
Debut album from the British vocalist, best known for finishing sixth place on the ninth series of
The X Factor, despite being the favorite to win. Includes production from Ryan Tedder, TMS, Steve Mac, Jamie Scott and others.
>Holly & Plastic
– We Will Give This World Away CD (Doubleplusgood)
Twangy roots meets punk meets bedroom pop.

>Bob Ickes & Trey Hensley
– Before The Sun Goes Down CD (Compass)
New release that pairs Rob Ickes, the International Bluegrass Music Association's 15-time Dobro Player Of Year, with rising singer/guitarist Trey Hensley whom Ickes recently discovered while recording in the Tri-Cities area of East Tennessee. After collaborating with Hensley on an album track from Blue Highway's current release, and inviting him to guest on some live shows, Ickes was inspired for the two musicians to record a studio project together.

>Inlegend
– Stones At Goliath CD (Eat The Beat Music)
New release, the second album from the band that specializes in "hand-hammered piano craft." The Inlegend songs are strongly heavy metal-influenced, however with a total lack of the guitar sounds of typical metal bands. Instead, Inlegend focus on the piano as the main instrument. Bastian Emig himself describes the sound as "Tori Amos on cocaine."

>Manu Katché
– Live In Concert CD/LP (Act Music & Vision)
Both as a live and studio musician, Manu Katche is regarded one of the greatest drummers of our time. He has worked with pop greats such as Peter Gabriel, Sting, and Dire Straits, as well as great improvisers such as Jan Garbarek, Jeff Beck, and Pino Palladino. Katche's work as a composer and bandleader is an integral part of his career. This is the first live recording of Katche's own music, featuring his long-running quartet with Jim Watson (organ and piano), Luca Aquino (trumpet), and Tore Brunborg (saxophone).

>Thomas Köner
– Tiento De Las Nieves CD (Denovali)
To escape the rigidity of the piano in this 68-minute single piece, dark ambient pioneer Thomas Köner uses his distinctive ansatz to understand music as something filling the space of the temporal dimension rather than as a succession of multi-layered sounds. Over his long, celebrated career, he has worked between audiovisual installation works, sound art, minimal soundscapes, and as one half of Porter Ricks. Among others, he has composed film soundtracks and music to accompany historic silent films for the Louvre Museum and the Musée d Orsay, Paris, who have called him a major innovator in the contemporary music scene. Vinyl version due February 10.

>Manes
– Be All End All CD (Debemur Morti Prod.)
Norwegian oddballs Manes release a dark, evocative new album. "A very curious hybrid of genres, but black metal is most definitely not one of them. "From opening track 'A Deathpact Most Imminent,' you're introduced to this rather relaxed and roomy clean guitar groove, draped in space and accompanied by somber vocal lines. It immediately put me to mind of the atmosphere of doom metal bands such as Warning and 40 Watt Sun, without the distortion." – Ultimate Guitar

>Dan Mangan + Blacksmith
– Club Meds CD/LP (Arts & Crafts)
After a two year hiatus, an induction into fatherhood, and some time to regroup, Dan Mangan has returned under a new moniker, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith. Produced by Colin Stewart (Destroyer, Black Mountain) and Dan Mangan, Club Meds at times evokes images of subtler American-underground innovators like Blonde Redhead or Steve Reich. At other moments, it hits emotional pay dirt reminiscent of British scene-survivors like Peter Gabriel or Radiohead. Blacksmith brings an unmistakable character to
Club Meds; a stark glassy edge that swells and sways like a roaring ocean. Through a fog of analog feedback loops and synths, the band's performances breathe deeply and steadily like a dragon at rest.
>Mecca Normal
– Empathy For The Evil CD/LP (M'Lady's)
Empathy For The Evil is the first new album in eight years from Mecca Normal. Jean Smith and David Lester have once again rang the alarm, with nine new pieces that form an exquisite song cycle. Mecca Normal's art and music has blown minds around the world for many years now, inspiring people to rattle punk orthodoxy as well as injecting a much-needed blast of intelligence, poise, and imagination into the sometimes listless underground discourse. Producer Kramer plays bass on all tracks and organ here and there.
>Midlake
– Milkmaid Grand Army [Reissue/2001] CDEP (Nova Postal)
This seven-song EP, which mixes motorik rhythms, dreamy arrangements, and lo-fi gargled vocals, recalling the likes of Grandaddy and Radiohead's
OK Computer, was originally released independently in 2001.
>Alison Moyet
– Minutes And Seconds – Live CD (Metropolis)
"Having worked live for an age with a traditional band line-up, I decided to return to my recording roots and an electronic pallet. This rapprochement begins with my 2013 album
The Minutes, a body of work I wrote together with its producer Guy Sigsworth, resulting in a collection of material that is entirely pleasing for me to perform live." -- Alison Moyet
>Mr. Gnome
– The Heart Of A Dark Star CD/LP (El Marko)
Mr. Gnome's
The Heart Of A Dark Star forges beauty out of chaos with an explosive fusing of surreal psychedelia, layered vocals, searing guitars, and driving rhythms.
>Ken Nardi
– Dancing With The Past 2xCD (Divebomb)
New double-album from the heavy metal great. As the guitarist/vocalist/producer and chief writer, arranger and lyricist of Anacrusis from 1986-1993, Kenn Nardi was widely recognized as one of heavy metal's most forward-thinking musical minds. After releasing four albums between 1998 and 1993 with Anacrusis, Kenn Nardi went the solo route under the Cruel April moniker in 2006, weaving acoustically driven material that was free of any genre expectations looming over his head. On his 2014 album,
Dancing With The Past, Kenn Nardi has brought together all of the signature elements of Anacrusis' sound, and melded them with the more streamlined songwriting approach of Cruel April.
>Palisades
– Mind Games CD (Rise)
A genre-bending mix of metalcore and EDM.

>Panda Bear
– Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper CD/LP (Domino)
Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper is the fifth studio album from Animal Collective founding member and critically acclaimed solo artist Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear. It finds our hero leaving the airy minimalism of 2011's Tomboy and unpacking his sonic toolbox again (with the help of Pete "Sonic Boom" Kember), rearranging the multitude of his disparate influences into the ever-morphing concoction he refers to as "the soup." Old school hip-hop textures and production techniques meld with the intuitive, cyclical melodies he has become known for, for a sound that is at once dense and playful.
>Chris Potter Underground Orchestra
– Imaginary Cities CD (ECM)
Imaginary Cities is the recording premiere of saxophonist Chris Potter's new Underground Orchestra. At the core of this larger ensemble is the personnel of his long-established Underground quartet with Adam Rogers, Craig Taborn and Nate Smith now joined by two bassists, a string quartet, and Potter s old comrade from Dave Holland Quintet days, vibes and marimba man Steve Nelson.
>Pow Wows
– Broken Curses CD/LP (Get Hip)
Long awaited second album by these garage rock heavyweights is here at last.

>Mark Ronson
– Uptown Special CD (RCA)
As a teenager growing up in New York City in the early '90s, Ronson gravitated towards hip-hop, funk, soul and R&B. Those were the records he lugged around in boxes in the early days of his club DJ career and that scratchy, influential vinyl was what he returned to when creating the album.
Uptown Special, Ronson's fourth album, was written and produced with producer Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Drake, Alicia Keys) over 18 months. The majority of the album's lyrics although not the lead single with Mars - were written by Pulitzer-winning American novelist Michael Chabon. Ronson's favorite living author, Chabon became a part of the songwriting process early on and was fully immersed in the album's narrative creation, often working with Ronson and the vocalists in the recording studio. Guests include: Bruno Mars, Mystikal, Tame Impala's Kevin Parker and more.
>Jazzmine Sullivan
– Reality Show CD (RCA)
Third album from the multi-Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter.
Reality Show was produced by Salaam Remi, Key Wane, DJ Dahi, Chuck Harmony and DA Internz and includes the hit single "Dumb" featuring Meek Mill.
>Sylosis
– Dormant Heart CD (Nuclear Blast)
A mixture of intense heavy guitar riffs, breakdowns, thudding rhythm and singer Josh Middleton's trademark growl. Vinyl version due January 27.

>The Ting Tings
– Super Critical CD (PIAS)
The Ting Tings, known for their massive hits "That's Not My Name" and "Shut Up And Let Me Go," among others, have taken an entirely new approach on their new album. Feeling uninspired, the two (Katie White and Jules De Martino) sought out an adventure in late 2012, which took them to Ibiza. As it turned out, unleashing their party spirit was exactly the impetus and momentum needed to craft something special and true to the starting spirit of their musical adventures. The result is
Super Critical, a hook-stuffed, introspective, modern disco record.
While in Ibiza, someone introduced Katie and Jules to Duran Duran's stalwart guitarist Andy Taylor who offered to help sift through some old demos and became co-producer of this project.

>Meghan Trainor
– Title CD/LP (Epic)
Highly anticipated debut album from the singer/songwriter. Meghan joined forces with Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter Kevin Kadish (Miley Cyrus, Jason Mraz) for her infectious debut single, "All About That Bass," a playful, empowering and unapologetic pop anthem that encourages girls to ignore the Barbie doll standard of beauty and love themselves inside and out. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds four bonus tracks. Vinyl version pressed on white wax.

>Various Artists
- Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis 2xCD/3xLP (Nonesuch)
Live recording of a tribute concert celebrating the music of the Coen Brothers' movie
Inside Llewyn Davis. Features Jack White, Avett Brothers, Conor Oberst, Gillian Welch, Oscar Isaac, Marcus Mumford, Elvis Costello, Joan Baez, Punch Brothers, Chris Thile, Rhiannon Giddens, and more.
>Various Artists
- Early Indiana Punk & New Wave: The Crazy Al's Years 2xCD (Time Change)
Documenting a vibrant and diverse Indianapolis area punk/new wave scene from 1976-1983 and featuring a mammoth lineup of 38 bands and 46 tracks, mostly original material, many unreleased and few available elsewhere today. Includes Zero Boys, MX-80 Sound, The Gizmos, Jetisons, Repellents, Your Parents, and many more. Carefully sequenced to flow from metallic punk and artsy new wave to revivalist garage, girl group, rockabilly, and ska.

>Vexx
– Vexx CD/LP (M'Lady's)
Vexx, who hail from Olympia, Washington, have been devastating the underground in the Pacific Northwest for many months now. Recorded by the esteemed engineer Dave Harvey (who also recorded both "Hysterics" 7"s issued on M'lady's), this EP originally came out in a tiny edition on the Grazer label late last year, which sold out instantly just on word of mouth.

>J.D. Wilkes With Charlie Stamper
– Cattle In The Cane CD/LP (1201 Music)
The first full-length solo album by J.D. Wilkes,
Cattle In The Cane has true crossover appeal, catering to both traditional folk lovers and fans of his hard-driving rock & roll projects. The album features Charlie Stamper, a fiddle player who comes from an Appalachian lineage of mountain players.

DVDs + Blu-ray:
>Genesis
– Sum Of The Parts DVD/Blu-ray (Eagle Rock)
Sum Of The Parts is the official authorized story of Genesis made with the full co-operation of the band members. As seen on Showtime, it tells of the band's formation at Charterhouse (where Tony Banks, Peter Gabriel and Mike Rutherford were all pupils) in the late sixties and the release of their debut album From Genesis To Revelation. The story then moves on through the departure of founder member Anthony Phillips and the arrival of Phil Collins and Steve Hackett in 1970 to form the five-man line-up that established the band's career with albums such as Foxtrot and The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. 124 minutes.
>Guided By Voices
– The Electrifying Conclusion [Reissue/2005] DVD (MVD)
Once upon-a-time, Guided By Voices broke up. Here is a reissue of the what was billed as "the chronicle of the last four hours of one of the greatest bands in rock," filmed in Chicago, on New Year's Eve 2004. 240 minutes.


This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
>Ryan Adams
– No Shadow 7" (Pax-Am)
The latest single in Adams' Pax-Am series features Johnny Depp on the title track.

>An-i
– Gutz 12" (Cititrax)
An-i continues his love affair with electronics offering us three distinct slabs of throbbing machine funk. The opening track "Gutz" is a dense mutant high-energy number, modern yet timeless. Rut, the first track An-i recorded whilst still living in New York and the first one to catch our attention, opens the B side with a massive dose of syncopated Teutonic mayhem, spacier and sparser than the rest. "Save Us" completes the release with an anthem of dirty warehouse techno.

>Aquadolls
– Sun Soaked On You LP (Burger)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Sun-kissed teen dream beach pop debut on Burger Records. Pretty much sounds like Best Coast.

>Ar-kaics
– Ar-kaics LP (Windian)
Released last summer on CD – now available on vinyl. ichmond, Virginia's THE AR-KAICS play a naïve brand of punk music in the tradition of American teen beat and amateur garage circa 1965/'66.

>Sir Richard Bishop/Bill Orcutt
– Road Stories (Kali) LP (Unrock)
The first installment in Unrock's new string wringer
Saraswati Series presents two of today's most extraordinary guitar maniacs captured on location. While Bill Orcutt, "Re-inventor Of The Blues," falls from abstraction into acoustic hardcore serenade on his wooden four-string guitar, the Kali-inspired Sir Richard Bishop improvises elegantly and calmly through a feverish 17-minute variation of "Zurvan." Limited edition of 500 numbered copies.
>Blues Pills
– Blues Pills LP (Nuclear Blast)
Released last summer on CD – now available on vinyl. This young American-Swedish-French quartet creates a very unique, intense and extraordinary rock atmosphere that harkens to the classic rock era of Aretha Franklin, the original Fleetwood Mac lineup, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Cream.

>BoySetsFire
– Misery Index: Notes From The Plague Years [Reissue/2006] LP (Bridge Nine)
After releasing a record on the same label that invaded early 2000s modern rock radio with Creed and Evanescence, Newark, Delaware, post-hardcore veterans BoySetsFire returned to Equal Vision Records for the North American release of their lauded fourth studio album,
The Misery Index: Notes From The Plague Years.
>Chris Brokaw
– Periscope Twins 2xLP (12XU)
Two solo pieces, each 40-45 minutes long; one for electronics, one for electric guitar; each one take, no overdubs. Drone for anyone and everyone, mastered by Bob Weston.

>Cathedral
– Forest Of Equilibrium/Soul Sacrifice [Reissue 1991/1992] 2xLP (Earache)
Vinyl reissue of the UK doom-metal band's 1991 debut, paired with the
Soul Sacrifice EP which was released a year later.
>Catholic Guilt
– Catholic Guilt LP (Dirt Cult)
Dark, dense and discordant hardcore punk from the Austrian band. For fans of classic '80s hardcore like Poison Idea, Die Kreuzen, and Articles of Faith as well as more recent bands like Sickoids.

>Ornette Coleman
– Science Fiction [Reissue/1972] LP (Original Recording Group)
Science Fiction was Ornette Coleman's creative rebirth, a stunningly inventive and appropriately alien-sounding blast of manic energy. Coleman pulls out all the stops, working with a variety of different lineups and cramming the record full of fresh ideas and memorable themes. This essential edition was mastered from original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios, and pressed on HQ-180gm audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany. Each copy of this limited edition release is individually numbered with a gold foil-stamp.
>Dr. Dog
– Live At The Flamingo Hotel 2xLP+MP3 (Anti)
After seven studio albums, Dr. Dog finally release a live compilation.
Live At The Flamingo Hotel is a 19-track album encompassing the group's live concert legacy.
>Dwarves
– Gentleman Blag 7" (Fat Wreck Chords)
Featuring all the Dwarves from the original lineup (including HeWhoCannotBeNamed and Salt Peter), recorded by Andy Carpenter at Brandt Bjork's (Kyuss) studio, and featuring guest vocals by Dexter Holland (Offspring) and Rex Everything (aka Nick Oliveri),
Gentleman Blag is a flawless slap of punk mayhem that only The Dwarves can deliver.
>M. Dwinell
– Golden Ratio LP (Amish)
Volume six in Amish's
Required Wreckers LP series, M. Dwinnell's (Forma, Bright) Golden Ratio offers the only documentation of his just intonation organ work, recorded between 2007 and 2008. The album focuses exclusively on a natural tuning system generated from the harmonic series. By precise control of his instrument's tuning, Dwinell sets into motion a dynamic musical system of pressure, intensity and calm. It incorporates both static pulsing drones and heavily arpeggiated passages, culminating in melodic lines that epitomize Dwinell's unique musical vocabulary as developed over the past twenty years.
>Entombed
– Clandestine [Reissue/1991] LP (Earache)
Vinyl reissue of the Swedish death metal band's second album.

>Bill Evans
– Paris Concert: Edition One [Reissue/1983] 2xLP (Original Recording Group)
Edition One of The Paris Concert by Bill Evans was recorded live in November 1979 at L'espace Cradin in Paris France. Evans is assisted by bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Joe LaBarbera. This first edition of the two includes Gershwin's "I Loves You Porgy," Rodgers & Hart's "My Romance" and Paul Simon's "I Do It For Your Love." Numbered limited edition HQ-180gm 45RPM vinyl.
>Fang
– Poisse LP (Basement Apes Industries)
Fang is a three-piece band from Rennes, France. Down-tuned guitars, distorted bass, and harrowing throat scuffings raise a concrete wall of harsh riffs and abrasive noises.

>Brian Ferry
– Avonmore LP (BMG/RED)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Ferry's 14th solo album features eight new compositions plus his cinematic interpretation of Sondheim's "Send In The Clowns." Produced by Ferry and Rhett Davies in Ferry's London studio, the album was mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire/Paolo Nutini) and features performances by many of Ferry's long-term musical partners including Nile Rodgers, Johnny Marr and Marcus Miller. Highlights include the single "Loop De Li," "Soldier Of Fortune" (co-written by Johnny Marr) plus closing track "Johnny & Mary," Ferry's recent collaboration with Norwegian producer and DJ Todd Terje.

>Field Mouse
– You Guys Are Gonna Wake Up My Mom [Reissue/2012] 7" (Small Plates)
Field Mouse is a four-piece dream pop band from Brooklyn, NY, who seamlessly interweave influences from shoegaze, indie-rock, and power-pop. Hazy sweetness meets heavy guitar squall. "...shimmer like Velocity Girls used to do back in the early '90s." -- Stereogum

>Feral Trash
– Trashfiction LP (Dirt Cult)
Feral Trash is a Nova Scotia group that really captures that nervous and haunting garage rock sound that bands like Occult Detective Club and Hex Dispensers have perfected over the years.

>Ben Frost
– V A R I A N T 12" (Mute)
Ben Frost's remix EP
V A R I A N T features remixes from Frost's most recent album, A U R O R A, by British producer Evian Christ, Downward label boss and techno producer Regis, and HTRK to name a few.
>The Game
– Documentary [Reissue/2005] 2xLP (Interscope)
Vinyl reissue of the major label debut from West Coast rapper The Game.
Documentary's big budget production from high profile producers like Dr. Dre, Just Blaze and Timbaland was well received from critics.
>Garrincha & The Stolen Elk
– Life Is Wasted On The Living LP (Weird Forest)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. This is an album about death. More precisely, it's about dying and the realization of one's mortality. Even more precisely, it's about all the worrying thoughts and emotions that smack you in the face in light of this realization: nostalgia, regret, legacy, a vague nagging urgency and the eternal quest to find meaning in any of it. Garrincha & The Stolen Elk wrap these heavy themes in a strange brew of 21st century post-everything music—drones and processed field recordings nestle snuggly against synths, electronics and guitars that shift from plaintively melodic to heavy headbanging to freak psych-out.

>Thee Goochi Boiz
- Fast Food For The Teenage Soul/Oops! LP (Windian)
Compiling both of the band's tape-only (2011-2013) releases from California's Burger Records, Thee Goochie Boiz double-album LP fits 22 tracks of loose and rough pop on a single platter. A three-piece originally from Boulder, CO, featuring members of the Happy Jawbone Family Band, Thee Goochi Boiz were well known for their frantic and frenetic live shows.

>The Grave Walks
– She's A Suicide b/w Teresa, I Love You 7"+MP3 (Windian)
Two tracks of ethereal desert rock from the project featuring Dan Sartin and Jacob Turnbloom (Mrs. Magician). Bathed in reverb and propelled by a skeletal but hypnotic drum pattern, the A-side "She's A Suicide" is a haunting yet catchy gem of a song that draws as equally from Nick Cave as it does Sam Cooke's classic hit "Summertime." Opaque white or transparent green vinyl.

>Gunpowder Gray
– Gunpowder Gray LP (Boris)
When they are not performing with Atlanta-based death metal grinders Disfigurement, vocalist Nate Godbee and guitarist Adam Besserer pair with three local punk veterans and dig deep down to the roots of heavy rock & roll as Gunpowder Gray. The group, which also features Sam Vaughan (bass), Chris Heffernan (guitar and vocals), and Biters drummer Joey O'Brien, captures the blues-tinged, riff driven sound of classic acts ranging from metal progenitors like Black Sabbath and Pentagram to the new wave of British heavy metal.

>Hellgoat
– End Of Man 7" (Boris)
Grainy, raw black metal, dominated by vitriolic raspy screams and crashing cymbals.

>The Hussy
– EZ/PZ 7" (Windian)
"EZ/PZ," a hypnotic four-on-the-floor fuzzer that doesn't let go until the end, while the B-side's "Hey Jude (Pts. 2 & 3)" starts out screaming but turns hard left onto the motorway to Roswell half-way through. Heather's vocals shine brighter than ever on this single, and Bobby's production makes it difficult to tell whether the frenetic drumming, beefcake guitars, or screechingly confident vocals will be your favorite.

>In Aeternam Vale
– Gnd Lift 12" (Minimal Wave)
Fourth 12" single from French group, In Aeternam Vale. This one features another monumental 14-minute techno masterpiece called "Gnd Lift." On the flip side are two pure wave tracks, "J'ai Mangé des Nerfs" and "Animals Don't Mind." "Gnd Lift" is a slow building hazy hypnotic track with heavy atmosphere, fitting perfectly on a smoke filled dance floor.

>Iskeletor
- Gallows b/w WA 7" (Boomarm Nation)
Iskeltor is the music of Istanbul-based artist Kerem Sevincli, an active voice in the Turkish DIY punk and noise scenes. Distilling the hard edges of noise and experimental music with the bombast and hypnotic structures of sample-based music, Iskeletor's work plays like a fever state. Hard rhythms swing razor sharp, cloaked in layers of noise and melody, arranged with both playfulness and a refinement that feels fresh and ready to burn up your speakers.

>King Nine
– Blueneck LP (Denovali)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Hailing from North Somerset in the UK, post/prog rock veterans Blueneck have been at forefront of the European underground experimental scene since forming in 2000. The band's key musical influences go some way to explaining King Nine's ambitious, expansive, always accessible scope: the pastoral electronica of Boards Of Canada, the movie soundtracks of Ennio Morricone and John Carpenter, and the melodicism and melancholia of
Kid-A era Radiohead.
>David Maranha & Helena Espvall
- Sombras Incendiadas LP+MP3 (Three Four)
David Maranha (Z'ev, Carla Bozulich, Phill Niblock), and Helena Espvall (Espers, Masaki Batoh) join forces to produce
Sombras Incendiadas, a four-song album, with David Maranha on electric organ and violin and Helena on cello. Helena has an amazing sound of cello, kind of Velvet Underground-esque, while David is in the vein of La Monte Young or Tony Conrad. As a duo, they create heavy drones with delicate harmonics behind the wall of sound. The textures are raw, the compositions are minimalistic, and the riffs are heady.
>Paul McCartney
– Hope For The Future 12" (Hear Music)
12" single of the
Destiny video game track features four reworkings, including one by Madonna producer Mirwais.
>Meshuggah
– I [Reissue/2004] LP (Nuclear Blast)
Remastered special edition version of the Swedish metal band's 2004 EP.

>Morbid Slaughter
– Wieca 7" (Boris)
Thrash/black metal attack dealing with themes of horror, witchcraft, and murder.

>Carrl & Janie Myriad
– Of All The Wounded People [Reissue/1972] LP (Blank Recording Co.)
Vinyl reissue this rare 1972 album from Melbourne folk duo Carrl & Janie Myriad. The Myriads' work has often been compared to Fairport Convention, Trees, Mellow Candle, Shirley Collins, and Sandy Denny to name a few. Original pressings are now highly sought after and extremely rare. This reissue was mastered direct from the original master tapes. Complete with original artwork and insert featuring liner notes from Janie Myriad.

>Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
– Pika Pika Fantajin LP (Rhino)
Released last summer on CD – now available on vinyl. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu presents her third album
Pika Pika Fantajin a year after her last album, Nanda Collection, which included her signature song "Fashion Monster" and a digital mega-hit "Ninja Re Bang Bang." "Pika pika" means "shiny, glossy, and lustrous." "Fantajin" is a very Kyary-like coined word of "fantasy" + "people."
>Primeval Genius
– Machinist In The Underworld LP (Suitcase)
Synth-driven goth wave project spiritually akin to Skinny Puppy or Death In June.

>Ty Segall
– Mr. Face 2x7" (Famous Class)
Not only is this gatefold double 7" EP packed with four killer jams, it doubles as a playable pair of 3D glasses. Pressed on translucent red + blue colored vinyl you just look through the records to activate the supercharged 3D artwork.

>Soundrack
– Music From Do The Right Thing [Reissue/1989] LP (Motown)
The centerpiece of Spike Lee's controversial 1989 film
Do The Right Thing is hands down "Fight The Power" from Public Enemy, the most vital and influential rap group of its era. The track was also released that same year on the group's incendiary masterpiece Fear Of A Black Planet. Music from Do The Right Thing also stars the king of New Jack Swing, Teddy Riley, and his group Guy; E.U. -- one of the first D.C. go-go bands; reggae's revolutionary Steel Pulse; the popular vocal group Take 6; jazz singer Al Jarreau; and Latin star Rubén Blades.
>Spewtilator
– Goatthrower 7" (Boris)
Death/thrash metal with elements of grindcore and punk.

>Sublime
– 40oz To Freedom [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (MVD)
MVD is the latest label to pick up the vinyl rights to Sublime's classic 1992 album, which has been out-of-print for on the format for many years.

>Tobacconists
– A Secret Place 7" (Fabrica)
A sound collage of fractured synths, industrial thumps, sampled distant voices and eerie atmospherics/

>Too $hort
– Born To Mack [Reissue/1987] LP (Plain)
HQ-180 vinyl reissue of the rapper's 1987 album.

>Weak Teeth
– So You've Ruined Your Life LP (Tor Johnson)
Angular emo-damaged hardcore punk.

>Willie West
– Lost Soul LP (Timmion)
New album from New Orleans legend best known for his work with Allen Toussaint and The Meters in the '60s and '70s.

>Jim White Vs The Packaway Handle Band
– Take It Like A Man LP (Yep Roc)
When Athens, GA outfit The Packaway Handle Band sought Jim White out to produce an album, the quintet learned he had a massive stash of bluegrass songs just waiting to be sprung on the world -- and they would make the perfect slingshot. CD version due January 27.

>Richard Youngs
– Red Alphabet In The Snow LP (Preserved Sound)
Red Alphabet In The Snow is a new solo album by the extremely prolific but highly talented Richard Youngs. Two 17-minute pieces, in which Youngs layers acoustic guitars, banjo, cifteli, bass guitar, electric lead guitars, electric violin, epinette des vosges, shakers, sitar, swanee whistle, tambourine, triangle, 12-string guitar, ukulele, and his own voice, build up a meandering instrumental, acoustic, and even psychedelic mix.
released 06 january 2015
>Maurizio Bianchi - Untitled 1980/Untitled 2013 CD (Important)
CD reissue of cassette-only Untitled 1980 by Italian pioneer of noise and industrial music, paired with a 2013 re-working of the original material into four entirely new compositions.
>Blackguard
– Storm CD (Victory)
New album from the Canadian death metal band.

>Catfish And The Bottlemen
– The Balcony CD/LP (Communion)
"If it's a nostalgia trip to 2004 you're after, then look no further than this Llandudno rock group's debut. What
The Balcony lacks in subtlety (‘Craving your calls like a soldier's wife') and elegance (‘your friends can f##king do one'), it makes up for in confidence. Well produced, its burly riffs and youthful energy recall the turbocharged feeling of a fresher's week club night. That may not suggest the most cultured sound, but it is far from lifeless. Unlike the Kaisers and Courteeners's success with their indie rock 2.0, there's something more stubbornly retrospective about this album." – The Guardian
>Cybotron
– Cybotron [Reissue/1976] CD/LP (Dual Planet)
Recently released on vinyl – now available on CD. Digitally remastered edition of the 1976 debut album from the legendary Australian electronic duo. Cybotron was the synthesis of progressive rock and electronic music experimentation. Conceived by pioneers of the Australian electronic underground, Steve Maxwell Von Braund and keyboardist Geoff Green, together they produced a series of mind-altering cosmic albums throughout the 1970s which set the tone for the minimal wave and electronic post punk scene of early 1980s Melbourne. Part Tangerine Dream, part Ash Ra Tempel, Cybotron channeled the spirit of Krautrock to create their own unique brand of throbbing komische electronica rivaling the futuristic vision of their German counterparts.

>Redd Foxx
– You Gotta Wash Your Ass [Reissue/1976] CD (Real Gone Music)
Digitally remastered reissue of this 1976 album from the comedian/actor. Ne'er a truer word was spoken. And, lest someone be offended by the title of this album, let's just remember that this is Redd Foxx, the guy who practically invented off-color humor.

>Dylan Gardner
– Adventures In Real Time CD/LP (WB)
"Simply put, this is one hell of an accomplished debut. If Gardner's occasionally guilty of wearing his influences a little too enthusiastically on his sleeve (the record's first lines are ‘I'll be John and you be Yoko') and there's a puppyish eagerness to the aggressively layered production, the overall effect is more ingratiating than irritating. Gardner's energy is infectious, and no matter how hard these arrangements push the line between clever and cluttered, they never let you forget that there are honest-to-God songs keeping things anchored under all the oohs, aahs, and handclaps. You can tell they were built from the ground up rather than bloated out as a misguided means to an end." -- Popdose

>Go Dark
– Bitchsword CD (Abandoned Building)
Bitchsword, is the debut EP from Oakland duo Go Dark (Doseone and Ash). Go Dark met on the streets of Oakland one eve when they stopped to watch the same street fight. Amidst the pushes and shoves, sticks and jabs the two made eye contact and noticed the other one smiling back at them. A moment of telepathy occurred in which they said let's make some music. They've been thrashing buttons and cutting analog kick-drum-centric electronic music ever since.
>Infected Mushroom
– Friends On Mushrooms [Deluxe Edition] CD (Dim Mak)
The Israeli mega-legends and psy-trance innovators Infected Mushroom are at it again with
Friends On Mushrooms. This release not only combines the three fan-favorite EPs Friends On Mushrooms Volumes 1 – 3 into one epic album, but also offers two exclusive new tracks, "Kafkaf" and "Kazabubu." Continuing the evolution of their groundbreaking musical journey, the sub-genre pioneers deliver hypnotic arrangement, complex layered melodies, and synthetic rhythms in this mind-melting contribution.
>Alejandro Jodorowsky
– Holy Mountain [OST/1973] CD/2xLP (Real Gone Music)
Alejandro Jodorowsky – Dance Of Reality [OST/2013] CD/LP (Real Gone Music)
For the score to
Holy Mountain, composers include Jodorowsky, studio musician Ron Frangipane and jazz legend Don Cherry. The wide-ranging score includes everything from hard rock to lush orchestral romanticism to noir-ish jazz and beyond. Alternately lush and comical, brooding and wistful, the score to The Dance Of Reality is, as always with a Jodorowsky film, surreal.
>Koloto
- Mechanica + Remixes CD (Abandon Building)
Heralding from pastoral Canterbury, Kent, Koloto is the pseudonym of Maria Sullivan, electronic music producer and multi-instrumentalist. Her sound infuses elements of world music, electronica, post-rock, hip-hop and musique concrète. Drawing influences from artists such as edIT, Squarepusher, Four Tet, Baths and Amon Tobin, Koloto's music is a refreshing take on the over-saturated electronica genre, especially as similarity and adherence to passing fads seems to have become the modus operandi.

>The Main Ingredient
– L.T.D./Black Seeds [Reissue1970/1971] CD (Real Gone Music)
Digitally remastered twofer containing a pair of albums from the '70s soul outfit plus one bonus track. Originally formed in 1964 and known as The Poets, the New York-based trio of Luther Simmons Jr., Tony Silvester and Donald McPherson recorded a couple of singles for RCA Records before a name change in 1968 to The Main Ingredient.

>Jackie Moore
– Complete Atlantic Recordings 2xCD (Real Gone Music)
Double-CD collection from one of the great southern soul divas of the '60s and ‘70s. Florida-born soul singer Jackie Moore began her recording career in 1968 with singles on the Shout and Wand labels; however it was her first release for Atlantic Records in early 1970 that catapulted her to national prominence in the US with a song that started out as the B-side to her debut single for the label.

>Neck Deep
– Rain In July/A History Of Bad Decisions CD/LP (Hopeless)
Remixed and remastered reissues of the UK pop/punk band's first two EPs.

>Joshua Radin
– Onward & Sideways CD/LP (Glass Bead/Fat Possum)
Onward And Sideways is the sixth album from singer/songwriter, Joshua Radin. The album includes a brand new version of ''Beautiful Day'' featuring vocals by Sheryl Crow.
>Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross
– Gone Girl OST CD (Columbia)
Gone Girl is directed by David Fincher. The music for the film is by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Trent and Atticus have worked with Fincher on two previous films, The Social Network, for which they won an Oscar for Best Original Score, and the critically acclaimed The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Gone Girl is a thriller based on the bestselling book of the same name and stars Ben Affleck, Rosamond Pike and Neil Patrick Harris. Vinyl version due January 20.
>Rae Sremmurd
– Sremmlife CD (Interscope)
Debut studio album from hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd. The album includes the singles ''No Flex Zone'', ''No Type'' and ''Throw Sum Mo.''

>A Skylit Drive
– Rise: Ascension CD (Tragic Hero)
An acoustic reimagining of the band's 2013 album
Rise.
>Spazzkid
– Desire CD (Abandon Building)
Spazzkid – Promise CDEP (Abandon Building)
In the rolling green hills outside of Los Angeles, Spazzkid, the moniker of electronic producer and songwriter Mark Redito, finds refuge in positive beat driven melodies with a yearning to express his ever-evolving love of life and adventure. Once locked in his bedroom producing uplifting beats that made the world feel young, Redito has exploded onto the scene crossing genres and styles with a keen beat maker sensibility that has proven relatable for multifarious crowds, attracting fans of all ages and backgrounds.

>Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb
– Noun CD/LP (Big Neck)
Short, fast, meat-and-potatoes punk in the vein of The Reatards, Teengenerate, and New Bomb Turks.

>Sunshine State
– Pour CD/LP+MP3 (No Idea)
Pour is the 12-song debut album by Gainesville, FL's Sunshine State, featuring past and present members of Against Me! and Whiskey & Co. Available on CD and on picture disc vinyl.
>Walking Shapes
– Taka Come On CD/LP (No Shame)
Walking Shapes meld driving guitars, intricate arrangements and visually evocative songwriting into stunning audio refractions on New York's sonic landscape. Musically,
Taka Come On's debut single ''Woah Tiger'' sets the tone for the album: fast paced, slightly grimy and sexy, with Hoho's soaring falsetto riding a sonically churning wave, evolving into a primal scream as the verse hits the chorus.

This Week's Vinyl Exclusives:
>75 Dollar Bill
– Wooden Bag LP+MP3 (Other Music Recording Co.)
75 Dollar Bill formed in New York City in 2012; the singular music of this instrumental duo—Che Chen and Rick Brown—draws various sources from around the world and across disciplines, everything from Mauritanian guitar to raw minimalism and blown-out urban blues, yet sounds unlike anything we've heard before.
Wooden Bag is their debut vinyl release, and is packaged in a hand-stamped sleeve.
>Alcoa
– Thank You LP (Bridge Nine)
New EP from New Hampshire folk/punk artist Alcoa.

>Bal Paré
- Early Recordings LP (Medical Records)
The band name was based on the song "Es war beim Bal Paré " from the German chansonette Hildegard Knef, which was a musical influence beside bands like Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Yazoo, etc. The first Bal Paré LP
Hamburg-Paris-Catania was released in 1982 on Konkurrenz Records. There were many tracks produced during this time that ended up unreleased. Much of the material from this selection of tracks was culled from unreleased sessions from the ‘80s. HQ-180gm vinyl.
>The Band In Heaven
- The Boys Of Summer Of Sam 7" (HoZac)
"Summer is gone, friends, and with the cold bleak months that lie ahead of us in the Midwest, we're excited to unleash another unsettling dose of the band in heaven, churning forth two more direct hits of skull-softening Middle-Eastern tinged space rock destined to drain the fluids from your ears, while seductively stealing your valuable organs for the black market."

>John Carpenter/Alan Howarth
– Prince Of Darkness [Reissue/1987] LP (Death Waltz)
Death Waltz is very happy to be continuing our series of John Carpenter and Alan Howarth reissues with
Prince Of Darkness, undoubtedly one of Carpenter's darkest and most underrated films with a score that complements the movie's images perfectly. This has to be one of the most understated, atmospheric and downright scary soundtracks ever made. Carpenter and Howarth keep it simple with oodles of tension, listen to this late at night in the dark and you won't be going to sleep anytime soon. Features exclusive new cover art by Sam Smith.
>Stelvio Cipriani
- Gli Orrori Del Castello Di Norimberga [OST/1972] 2xLP (Dagored)
Limited blood red speckled vinyl LP pressing of this classic soundtrack, now available for the first time. Stelvio Cipriani's legendary ''Italian version'' soundtrack for the 1972 Mario Bava film
Gli Orrori Del Castello Di Norimberga (Baron Blood) contains jazzy elements and classic sounds combined with great audio effects obtained by ''torturing'' guitars, drums and the wind.
>Connections
- 5 Imaginary Boys 7" (HoZac)
Connections intersect at points we normally might be reluctant to tread, a la the dreaded "indie rock" misnomer, but if you listen close, this is much more than just a tossed off GBV reference you see in every review they've garnered so far. The
5 Imaginary Boys EP combines five glimpses into the Connections' melodically off-kilter, yet always honest and bitter world, taking perfectly strung-out pop to another level of sardonic simplicity in each burst after bleeding burst.
>Dan Padilla
– Sports Fans LP (Dirt Cult)
New release from this San Diego punk band featuring members of Titlwheel, Too Many Daves, Madison Bloodbath, and others.

>Electric Eels
– Accident b/w Wreak And Roll 7" (HoZac)
Another devastating chunk of festering Midwest proto punk from the inimitable Electric Eels, and the second installment in HoZac's singles series with these scurrilous sub-creatures of Ohio's rich musical history chucks forth two more cauterizing cuts of whiplash thug rock your thin plane of existence just might not survive without.

>England's Glory
- City Of Fun / Shattered Illusions 7" (HoZac)
You may know the other version of "City Of Fun" from the debut LP by The Only Ones, but this version is much heavier, and massively punchier. From the very first lead guitar screech, you'll already know what a massive hit this track is, and how on earth it could have slipped through the cracks? As epic and raucous as any of it's other class of '71 peers, it cleverly balanced the quiet moments with the crashes, creating a complex yet simple textured formula of rock & roll perfection.

>The Jazz Workshop
- Mezare Israel Yekabtzenu [Reissue/1973] LP (Fortuna)
East meets west on this long-lost and super rare 1973 jazz album from Israel. Headed by Albert Piamenta, The Jazz Workshop was a group of jazz pioneers from the Middle East who sought to make the connection between the countries of their upbringing and the hardcore New York jazz sound of the ‘60s. Druze, Arab and Jewish folk compositions interpreted in a deep, mystical yet thumping manner, making this an absolute gem for jazz collectors and DJs alike.

>Joyce Manor/Toys That Kill
- Split 7" (Recess Records)
Clocking in at eight minutes and consisting of a mere four songs, this split EP is just a quick taste of what these raw pop-punk (emphasis on pop and punk) bands are capable of.

>Lazer/Wulf
– The Beast Of Left And Right LP (Retro Futurist)
Lazer/Wulf is an instrumental metal trio, which sometimes includes vocals. No, let's start over. It's a funk group with thrash roots. Or a jazz trio with sludge issues. Whatever it is, it's not the easiest thing to describe, which makes it that much easier to love. Released on Carl McGinley of Kylesa's Retro Futurist label.

>Le Cliché
- Consumer Behaviour LP (Medical Records)
Consumer Behaviour consists of 11 songs influenced largely by European synth pop of the late 1970s and early 1980s (The Human League, John Foxx, OMD, early Depeche Mode, Japan, Gary Numan, Propaganda and Kraftwerk.). More recent influences include the first album by Miss Kittin & The Hacker, Tiga, Benny Benassi, Erlend Øye and Ladytron. The music might be best described as minimal synth, synth pop, postmodernist, cold assembly line with neo consumerist themes, based on the use of synth sequences and virtual voices.
>The Mad
– Mask EP 12" (Brain Transplant)
Previously unreleased studio session recorded in 1978 by NYC punk band The Mad. Features three songs ("Mask," "Eyeball," and "Devil") pressed at 45 rpm as a one-sided clear vinyl 12". Screaming Mad George artwork is silkscreened on the blank B-side.

>Lubomyr Melnyk
– Evertina 10" (Erased Tapes)
Featuring three newly composed solo piano pieces, this long-form EP showcases another side to Lubomyr Melnyk—his more gentle and melodic work. In 2012 Lubomyr's ears began to notice the remarkable tonal depth of upright pianos. To Lubomyr the upright piano sound is like a natural forest of microcosmic colors. "Evertina" and "Awaiting" were created on a middle-aged upright piano at a friend's home in New York in October 2012—just before Hurricane Sandy hit the city.

>Mixed Feelings
– Remnants LP (Medical Records)
Medical Records in partnership with Crispy Nuggets Blog present the unreleased recordings of England's Mixed Feelings. Mixed Feelings grew up in Basildon, which was also the home of Depeche Mode (in fact, they went to the same school). In 1981, Sean Cooper met Martin Gore on holiday, and they instantly hit it off discussing synthesizers, school, teachers, etc. After a few bands, Sean started a band with longtime friend Geoff with influences like old disco and a bit of post-punk for good measure. The first incarnation was called Polyphonic Movements but changed to Mixed Feelings after their friends Mark, Alan, and Pete joined the band. This LP is a collection of known recordings by the group.

>R. Stevie Moore
– Ariel Pink's Picks Vol. 1 2xLP+MP3 (Personal Injury)
As with all matters related to Ariel Pink and R. Stevie Moore, the exact details are vague—but the origins of this compilation can be traced to Ariel Pink's
My Molly EP from 2006. Included with the EP was a postcard insert that featured a hand drawn road map to what Ariel considered to be RSM's best songs from each era. This illustrated his deep appreciation for, and understanding of, R. Stevie's vast catalog. Nearly all of the selections on this release come from that list and all were recorded between 1973 and 1984.
>Shawn Mrazek Lives!
– First Into The Lake 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Follow up to their sold-out LP
Thought He Was Dead (being reissued this year by Kingfisher Bluez) Shawn Mrazek (of Evaporators and The Doers) sounds as alive as ever. "Go-karts, jack-o-lanterns, rainbows, and lakes" he sings in a joyous hymn to an idyllic Canadian autumn. Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies pressed on one-sided vinyl.
>Parquet Courts
– Content Nausea LP (What's Your Rupture)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Content Nausea, Parkay Quarts' second release of 2014, is the inevitable repercussion to Sunbathing Animal's pure emotion. With one member completing a degree in mathematics, and another starting a family, Content Nausea features mostly the work of Andrew Savage and Austin Brown, with the help of a few friends (Jackie-O Motherf##ker's Jef Brown on Saxaphone and Eaters' Bob Jones on fiddle).
>Plaza
– Party Games 12" (Voltaire)
Plaza is the sound of Johan Churchill, a vintage drum machine and synthesizer freak, churning out a hybrid of playful acid house, boogie-funk, and Italo, and often pairing it with a fine wine. Armed with the Oberheim DX drum machine, a 707, 202, Prophet 600, OB-8, Roland JX-SP, and countless others, Plaza corralled and manipulated this arsenal of electronic friends to create the
Party Games EP in his home studio, The Voyeur's Loft, in San Francisco.
>Primordial
– Where Greater Men Have Fallen 2xLP (Metal Blade)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Primordial's new album brings their melding of black metal and Irish folk music full circle.

>The Real Kids
– Shake… Outta Control LP (Ugly Pop)
It's been 38 years since Boston's Real Kids debuted with one of the finest rock & roll record ever committed to tape, and now they're back with a long-awaited new full-length on Ugly Pop.

>Santa y su Gente
– Urgente [Reissue/1974] LP (Lion Productions)
Limited vinyl LP repressing of this rare 1974 album. In the 1970's in Chile, recording anything was complicated. The state-owned IRT label was administered by the military. Domestic releases gave way to an invasion of foreign music. Few groups had the good fortune to overcome the prevailing censorship: this was the case with Santa y su Gente (Santa And His People).
Urgente is a scintillating brew of Latin Afro-jazz fusion, with something powerful to say and beats galore.
>The Sicks
– Pretty Plastic 7" (Fair Warning)
Tough, moody, gritty Pittsburgh punk rock played by tough, moody, gritty Pittsburgh punks. Ex-members of Pittsburgh greats Kim Phuc, The Bats, Aus-Rotten, Caustic Christ, Carsickness, and others.

>The Silos
– Cuba [Reissue/1987] LP (Dualtone)
Cuba has become something of a low-flying classic since its release in 1987. The band's brand of rock & roll qualifies as pre-Uncle Tupelo alternative country, highlighted by the addition of Mary Rowell's violin. While songs like "Tennessee Fire" and "She Lives Up the Street" have given the Silos a reputation for rock & roll, they also excel with gentler ballads. The acoustic "Margaret" is one of the album's best moments, highlighted by an acoustic arrangement and Dave Pearlman's steel guitar.
>Stay Clean Jolene
– Stay Clean Jolene LP (Dead Broke)
Debut 10-track album from Manchester veteran punkers. Ex-members of The Great St. Louis and The Leif Ericsson. Old school sounding melodic punk rock in the vein of Leatherface and Broccoli.

>Damo Suzuki & Mugstar
– Start From Zero LP (Important)
The shamanic presence of the legendary Damo Suzuki immersed in the full-on, intense sound of Mugstar, as they forge forward through the deep space of Kraut/psych.

>Sweatshop Boys
– Great Depression LP (Dirt Cult)
New album from the Israeli punk rock band. Members are also in the surf band Orions.

>Tetema
– Geocidal LP (Ipecac)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New duo project from Mike Patton (FNM, Bungle, Fantomas, principle Zorn interpreter) and Australian composer/pianist Anthony Pateras (Thymolphthalein, Pivixki, Pateras/Baxter/Brown, Beta Erko).
Geocidal boasts a 12-piece all-star cast of incredible musicians and featuring special guest drummer Will Guthrie.
>Timmy's Organism
- Singles & Unreleased Tracks 2xLP (HoZac)
Timmy Vulgar, Detroit's favorite son, and most ambitiously amphibious creative force doesn't need much of an introduction to anyone familiar with subversive punk music over the past decade and a half. He's been such an irreplaceable figure in each of his musical endeavors since his emergence in such legendary acts such as the Epileptix and Clone Defects back in the late 1990s, right up through his shape-shifting efforts in the mollusk-like Human Eye and the prog-soaked Reptilian Forcefield, and straight into his latest nerve-numbing scatter bomb known simply as Timmy's Organism.

>Various Artists
– Slow Grind Fever Volume 3 LP (Stag-O-Lee)
Stag-O-Lee presents the third volume of
Slow Grind Fever. The decade between 1953 and 1963 offers an endless supply of danceable, up-tempo tunes. We're talking rhythm 'n' blues, and the phase in the early-‘60s when it morphed into soul (now called new breed), as well as popcorn -- Belgian music with a mid-tempo style and a high groove-factor. The Slow Grind Fever series highlights the slower side of this period, and takes its title and inspiration from an Australian club night billed as "Melbourne's only slow dance party."
>Wet Socks
– Drips LP (Retro Futurist)
Wet Sock's debut full-length
Drips is a blistering psychedelic nest of fuzz and surf beats woven with lyrical melodies and infectious hooks. It's hard to believe these songs are performed by a duo, but this Savannah-based pair offer the entire snarl and thump of a band twice their size. Produced by Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness, Black Tusk) at Jam Room Studio, their rowdy brand of garage rock & roll comes through dirty and raw with killer guitar and drum tones for a true lo-fi garage sound that doesn't sacrifice fidelity.