released 24 MARCH 2014
>Ages And Ages – Divisionary CD/LP (Partisan)
"On the surface, Ages And Ages’ sophomore release,
Divisionary, might appear to shine with as much bright optimism as the band’s debut album, 2011’s Alright You Restless. Bringing to mind childhood summer camp—the good one, not the one where you got 17 mosquito bites on your face—the music remains focused on the tight, soaring vocal harmonies of the group’s seven members, rising and falling with the vibrant acoustic guitars, shakers, hand claps and driving bass drum." – Willamette Week
>Tetuzi Akiyama and Anla Courtis
– Naranja Songs CD (Public Eyesore)
The guitar is one of the most abused and overplayed instruments on the planet. Most guitarists use so many notes when so few are actually necessary. That is perhaps why
Naranja Songs sounds so completely and totally out of place. Although this is a guitar album, it presents the instrument in a way in which it is rarely heard. The instrument is played very methodically and slowly with more of an emphasis on individual sounds and notes than melodies. These compositions sound something like a cross between modern jazz, minimalist noise, ambient, and modern classical.
>Animals As Leaders
– The Joy Of Motion CD (Sumerian)
Having given the instrumental prog-metal envelope a serious push with their first two records—2009’s
Animals As Leaders and 2011’s Weightless—Tosin Abasi and longtime guitar partner Javier Reyes take their virtuoso approach to the next level on The Joy Of Motion.
>Asia
– Gravitas CD/CD+DVD (Frontiers)
32 years after their wildly popular self-titled debut, the legendary British rock band returns with a brand new studio album. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds two bonus tracks and a DVD with a video for first single "Valkyrie," behind-the-scenes footage and three Asia classics recorded live with a full symphonic orchestra in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

>Aztec Camera
– High Land, Hard Rain [Reissue/1983] 2xCD (Domino)
In his liner notes for this expanded reissue, David Fricke calls
High Land, Hard Rain "ten songs of anxious yearning, romantic urgency, big hurt and hard-won learning, distilled into compact dramas of buckskin-folk jangle and skewed-pop elegance." Includes a second disc of rare live and studio tracks, including alternate mixes.
>The Bad Plus
– The Rite Of Spring CD (Sony Masterworks)
With a reputation for deconstructing popular songs and the avant-garde, it seems natural for the bad boys of jazz, The Bad Plus, to record their version of Stravinsky's controversial masterpiece
The Rite Of Spring.
>Barren Harvest
- Subtle Cruelties CD/LP (Handmade Birds)
Barren Harvest is a somber, ethereal collaboration between Lenny Smith (Atriarch) and Jessica Way (Worm Ouroboros). The music composed by these two creative veterans is cold and bright, pierced by measured silence and whispering tones, swells of synth, haunting guitars and autoharp. Dark, refined neo-folk meets ambient post-punk in a ghostly fog as dual voices lament lost loves, decaying flesh, and Nature's fragile beauty.

>The Baseball Project
– 3rd CD/2xLP+CD+MP3 (Yep Roc)
Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Scott McCaughey (Minus 5), Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Linda Pitmon and Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate) continue their tradition of inspired rock songs that provide passionately funny and sarcastically reverent commentary on the sport of baseball.

>The Belle Brigade
– Just Because CD/LP (ATO)
Founded by siblings Barbara and Ethan Gruska, The Belle Brigade's music is artfully arranged, with enticing melodies and pop harmonies, fueled by the interplay of driving rhythms between Barbara's drums and Ethan's guitars. Both are gifted songwriters finding inspiration in the works of Peter Gabriel, John Lennon, The Beach Boys, Sly Stone, Harry Nilsson and countless others.

>Big Scary
– Not Art CD/LP (Barsuk)
The story of Big Scary begins in Melbourne, Australia, where duo Tom Iansek and Jo Syme, armed with just acoustic guitars and egg shakers, started playing songs together in the living room of Syme’s parents’ house, gradually working up to a bolder, more expansive sound by incorporating electric guitars, drums, synths and piano. What began as a few rainy day acoustic ballads in their first incarnation soon grew, and before long, the newly named Big Scary were writing anything they pleased -- fuzzed-out garage rock; piano-led pop; intricate, pastoral instrumentals -- each imbued with an effortless pop sensibility and lightness of touch that would quickly see the duo attract a strong following in their home country.

>Black Hat
- Thought Of Two CD/LP (Hausu Mountain)
Spread informally across underground networks, learned by hearing and watching one’s influences in action, possessed of as many unique voices as artists – the experimental electronic and noise/drone movements constitute contemporary incarnations of "folk" music, with knobs, oscillators, and patch cables in the place of acoustic guitars and harmonicas. As these movements flourish and overlap, the music that Nelson Bean makes as Black Hat emerges as a bold addition to the expanding center of the Venn Diagram.

>Boy George
– This Is What I Do CD (Very Me Records/Kobalt)
New album from the British singer/songwriter and '80s icon best known for his work with Culture Club.
This Is What I Do features writing collaborations with producer Youth, and a version of Yoko Ono's "Death Of Samantha," and features a string of guest musicians including DJ Yoda, Kitty Durham (Kitty Daisy & Lewis), Ally McErlaine (Texas/Red Sky July), MC Spee (Dreadzone) and Nizar Al Issa.
>Burnt Ones
– Gift CD/LP (Castle Face)
A potent blend of wide-eyed strummers on shifting sands is punctuated by blinking oscillators, left turns into wispy sound collage and tape manipulations, drug-rug-wrapped lushness and telephone whispers from a supremely stoned sounding Mark Tester, the guide through this cultish and vaguely sinister headphone-scape.

>Cage The Gods
– Badlands CD (The End)
Cage The Gods is a British rock band that fuse together rock & roll culture from the four corners of the UK in a thunderously blues-inspired fashion, laced with soaring Celtic rock vocals.

>Erica Campbell
– Help CD (E1)
With seven Mary Mary albums under her belt, Erica Campbell goes solo.

>Johnny Cash
– Out Among The Stars CD/LP+MP3 (Legacy)
By 1980, the business of country music had changed to incorporate sounds that were incongruous with Cash's. His signature blend of folk and that "boom-chicka-boom" beat was out of vogue amongst the slick string-laden "countrypolitan" sounds that had become popular.
In one effort to enhance his commercial appeal, Columbia Records paired Cash with producer Billy Sherrill who was having major success with this new country sound. Cash employed an expanded band, featuring a young Marty Stuart on guitar and fiddle as well as long-time duet partners June Carter Cash and Waylon Jennings. Much of what was recorded was locked away in the vault lost and not to be heard again. Discovered in 2012,
Out Among The Stars is truly a lost, previously unreleased Johnny Cash album. These aren't alternate takes or different versions of songs that you've heard. These are brand new songs to the Cash canon.
>Celer
– Zigzag CD (Spekk)
"Several years ago while living in the United States, I became interested in the minimalist music of the 1960's and 1970's, and new wave of the early 1980's, with the steady pulses, the constant harmonies, and endless continuity." Long's resulting experiment is a dynamic piece of drone music that somehow heightens the forlorn movements while simultaneously keeping the frigidly static scenery we've come to expect from him.

>Chicago Underground Duo
– Locus CD/LP (Northern Spy)
Bits of breakbeat and Afropop are heard within the jazz, ambient and electronica elements of their unmistakable grooves. Also in the mix is a Ghanian folk tune and Ennio Morricone played on cornet, drums, mbira, ballophone, bamboo flute and Game Boy.

>Children Of The Stones
– The Children Of The Stones CD/LP (Saint Marie)
Children Of The Stones is a new project by electronic musician/producer Mark Van Hoen (Black Hearted Brother, Locust, Seefeel, and Scala). Features guitar by Neil Halstead (Slowdive, Mojave 3, and Black Hearted Brother).

>Circa Zero
– Circus Hero CD/LP+MP3 (429 Records)
Legendary guitarist with The Police, fiercely iconoclastic composer and songwriter Andy Summers teams up with singer songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist producer Rob Giles (The Rescues) to form Circa Zero.

>The Colourist
– The Colourist CD/LP (Republic)
The Colourist is a band from Orange County, California formed by Adam Castilla and Maya Tuttle of Paper Thin Walls, along with Castilla's friends Kollin Johannsen and Justin Wagner. Over the past year, the group has opened for Metric, Atlas Genius, Fitz and The Tantrums and The Naked And Famous.

>D’Angelo
– Live At Café Jazz, London [1996] CD (Virgin)
This new release of Live At The Jazz Café, London (originally as a Japan-only release) contains the complete show along with four unreleased performances -- three of them covers of tracks originally by D'Angelo influences Mandrill, Ohio Players and Al Green -- plus a longer version of "Lady."

>The Dandy Warhols
– 13 Tales From Urban Bohemia: Live At The Wonder CD (The End)
After a highly successful national US 13th anniversary tour for
Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia, The Dandy Warhols follow-up with an exclusive live recording of their hometown show at The Wonder.
>Miles Davis
– Miles At The Fillmore - Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3 4xCD (Sony Legacy)
The searing white heat of these concerts, originally issued in severely edited form to accommodate LP sides, and without any track or song indications (e.g., "Wednesday Miles", "Thursday Miles," etc.) are now made whole. The additional 135 minutes of music in this set include a range spanning Wayne Shorter's
Paraphernalia and Footprints from the earlier acoustic repertoire; to an early version of "Miles Runs The Voodoo Down" plus a rare encore performance of "Spanish Key," compelled by the lightning-fast success of Miles's landmark studio album Bitches Brew.
>Will Downing
– Euphoria CD (Liaison Records)
The winning formula of
Euphoria is not about what gets added, but more a matter of addition by subtraction. A slick less is more production approach by the team of Will Downing, keyboardists Chris Big Dog Davis and Mike Logan, push his rich baritone vocals to the forefront and creates a more intimate soul-lounge feel, complete with upright bass licks and brushed drum strokes.
>Nathan East
– Nathan East CD (Yamaha Entertainment)
For more than three decades Nathan East, the founding member of world-renowned jazz quartet Fourplay, has been called upon to perform on hit songs for many of the greatest artists in music including Daft Punk’s
Get Lucky. With a mix of instrumental and vocal compositions, and produced by Chris Gero and Nathan East, his new album features the single "Daft Funk," plus compositions by Nathan East, Bob James, Pat Metheny, Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, Chuck Loeb, Steve Winwood and Michael McDonald among others.
>Emperors Of Wyoming
– Emperors Of Wyoming CD (Liaison Music)
2013 debut album from this roots-oriented quartet featuring Phil Davis, Butch Vig, Frank Anderson and Peter Anderson. Their debut is amazingly timeless, a seamless melding of American country and folk-rock that bridges new and old, cutting edge technology and ancient instruments, spaghetti western, bluegrass, surf rock, acoustic folk, hard rock, pop-metal, and pop-pock into a brand new American sound.

>Massimo Falascone
- Variazioni Mumacs 32 Short Mu-Pieces About Macs CD (Public Eyesore)
A prime example of the Italian improvisational jazz scene.

>Simone Felice
– Strangers CD/LP (Dualtone)
Simone Felice is a founding member (lyricist, vocalist, drummer and guitarist) of internationally acclaimed, Catskill Mountain-based artists The Felice Brothers and The Duke & The King.
Strangers is a ten song collection with guest artists The Felice Brothers and Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers.
>Fireworks
– Oh, Common Life CD/LP (Triple Crown)
New album from the punk band that has toured with the likes of All Time Low, New Found Glory, Saves The Day and Set Your Goals.

>Future Islands
– Singles CD/Cassette/LP (4AD)
Despite the kind-of-just-a-little-bit-confusing title,
Singles is not a collection of singles but is, in fact, a completely new full-length record. The Baltimore trio consists of enigmatic frontman Sam Herring, bassist/guitarist William Cashion and keyboardist/guitarist/programmer Gerrit Welmers. Herring's poetic tales of heartbreak, love and loss are finally up front and in high fidelity, thanks in part to a newfound creative partnership with producer Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear).
>Jim Goodwin
– Odludek CD (PIAS/Heavenly) Debut solo album from Doves' Jimi Goodwin. Vinyl version due April 8. "I wanted to make this mad mixtape… the kind you’d pass back and forth with your mates; eclectic as f##k. That’s the way we’ve all discovered music over the years isn’t it? We join our own dots to make it all make sense. As I got into making the record, it felt like I was proving something to myself, making a point that I could do all this on my own. You know — I can play bass, I can play guitar, I can orchestrate. As the methods changed, the original concept stayed intact. It’s me, powering through ideas, kapow kapow, no pause for breath. It’s not trying to be willfully eclectic; it’s just a reflection of how I schizophrenically devour music."
>Grieves
– Winter & The Wolves CD/LP (Rhymesayers)
Known for a unique blend of hip-hop and alt-soul, Grieves has co-produced 14 new tracks with B. Lewis, combining organic pianos and guitars with synthesizers which serve as a dramatic backdrop for his vocals.

>Merle Haggard
– Okie From Muskogee [45th Anniversary Edition] 2xCD (Capitol Nashville)
The live
Okie From Muskogee album was originally released in 1969 as an attack on the liberal hippies who represented American pop culture in the late '60s and the title song struck a chord in audiences across the country. It quickly climbed up to number one in the country charts. Merle Haggard then released another live album called The Fightin' Side Of Me at the beginning of 1970, and it also shot to number one. This album went out of print around 1974 and has remained so until today.
>Beth Hart/Joe Bonamassa
– Live In Amsterdam 2xCD (J&R Adventures)
Against the backdrop of the beautiful, historic Koninklijk Theater Carré in Amsterdam, Hart and Bonamassa’s performance wows with scorching soul covers from the duo’s 2011 debut album
Don’t Explain and 2013 follow-up Seesaw, originally made famous by artists such as Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Tom Waits, Ray Charles, Donnie Hathaway, Lucinda Williams, Bill Withers, Delaney & Bonnie, Buddy Miles, Tina Turner, Slackwax, Melody Gardot, Nina Simone, and more. Also available on stand-alone DVD and Blu-ray. Vinyl version due April 1.
>The Hold Steady
– Teeth Dreams CD/LP (Razor & Tie)
The Hold Steady return with their sixth album and first in four years. The title refers to a common nighttime dream. Dreams about teeth are usually triggered by anxiety. Anxiety is a theme that shows up in a number of songs on the album.

>Koen Holtkamp
– Motion: Connected Works 2xCD (Thrill Jockey)
Extended CD release presenting the new album
Motion as well as a second disc that compiles of all of Holkamp’s vinyl-only releases. These include Liquid Light Forms (2013), Gravity/Bees (2010), and Make Haste (2008).
>Horseback
- Piedmont Apocrypha CD/LP+MP3 (Three Lobed)
Horseback’s fifth full-length gestures to the pastoral hues of
Impale Golden Horn, but there's a structured quality to the tracks here that fits in line with his "rock" records. Make no mistake: this is a heavy record, but in the way Comus' First Utterance is heavy, or in the way Amon Duul's Phallus Dei is heavy. It's that patient, smoke-clogged, ritualistic vibe, solemn with the noticeable presence of layered organ and harmonium tones (perhaps a subtle nod to Terry Riley or even Olivier Messiaen).
>Howler
– World Of Joy CD/LP (Rough Trade)
Minneapolis four-piece's follow-up to the catchy, youthfully brash 2012 debut
America Give Up.
>Elton John
- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road [Reissue/1973] CD (Island)
Elton John
- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road [40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] 2xCD (Island)
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road [40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] 4xCD+DVD (Island)
Remastered version of Elton John’s classic 1973 album, available in a variety of editions. The double-CD Deluxe edition adds an additional disc with contemporary artists personally chosen by Elton paying tribute to the iconic album. The Super Deluxe box set features additional tracks and B-sides, the full
Live At Hammersmith ‘73 concert on two CDs, and a DVD of Bryan Forbes' 1973 film Elton John And Bernie Taupin Say Goodbye To Norma Jean And Other Things. In addition to the discs, the box also contains a 100-page illustrated hardback book packed with rare photos, memorabilia and a new essay containing interviews with Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Remastered vinyl edition due April 8.
>Suzuki Junzo
- Portrait Of Medeleine Elster CD (Ultech)
The third solo album from this Japanese psych troubadour,
Portrait Of Medeleine Elster is a 21st century drone/space electric-blues album with crystalline guitar passages soaked in reverb and distorted sadness.
>Karmin
– Pulses CD (Epic)
Debut full-length album from the duo of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, who’s mash-up of pop and hip-hop gained attention in 2011 with their cover of Chris Brown’s "Look At Me Now."

>Ronnie Lane & Slim Chance
– Ooh La La: An Island Harvest 2xCD (Mercury Nashville)
There was no one quite like Ronnie Lane -- a talented songwriter and born entertainer he would initially find fame as part of the Small Faces. He co-wrote many of their classic ‘60s songs and then with the Faces some of the biggest hits of the ‘70s.
Ooh La La: An Island Harvest looks at Ronnie and Slim Chance's time with Island Records where Ronnie released two albums -- Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance and One For The Road. This collection features highlights from those albums as well as covers of classic tracks delivered in the inimitable "Plonk" style.
>Lavender Country
– Lavender Country [Reissue/1973] CD/LP+MP3 (Paradise Of Bachelors)
Widely recognized as the first openly gay country music album -- and cited as such even by Nashville institutions like the Country Music Hall Of Fame and CMT -- this landmark 1973 LP stands as nothing less than an artifact of courage, a sonic political protest document of enormous power, clarity, and grace. The inimitable aesthetics and glimpses of cockeyed humor recall some ethereal psych-folk nexus of the Flatlanders and The Holy Modal Rounders as much as any standard country & western forebears, rendering the biting poetry in an even more other wordly and timeless light.

>Korby Lenker
– Korby Lenker CD/LP (Stuffed Piranha)
The sixth album from the singer/songwriter,
Korby Lenker features 10 original compositions, including "My Little Life," a witty celebration of unrealized dreams that took top honors at 2012's prestigious Kerrville New Folk Competition.
>Liars
– Mess CD/2xLP+CD (Mute)
The follow up to 2012's
WIXIW is an angry, ecstatic, primal burst of ritualistic synth-rock that sacrifices self persecution for potent, purposeful abandon. Liars' career has seen the band rattle through pigeonholes in an attempt to avoid them all together: brittle yet taught punk funk, liminal no-wave, ecstatic noise-pop, 21st-century garage rock, post-millennial post-rock, and delicate electronics.
>London Grammar
– If You Wait CD (Columbia)
Vinyl version due April 1. "This is an enthralling, stunning, deeply emotive album that perfectly marries understated electronica to sublime vocals and melodies. In a year dominated by titanic LPs, London Grammar have not only made the most perfectly formed debut album of the year – they’ve made one of the best LPs, period. [A-]" – Pretty Much Amazing

>Malawi Mouse Boys
– Dirt Is Good CD (IRL Recordings UK)
Following on from their critically-acclaimed debut,
He Is #1, and with Ian Brennan (Tinariwen/Ramblin' Jack Elliott) once again on production duties, this second outing from Malawi's very own barbecued mice sellers once again offers 15 self-penned original songs of genius, joy and unashamed wholeness of heart, held together with timeless harmony and unison.
>Clint Mansell
- Noah: Music From the Motion Picture CD (Nonesuch)
Noah is the first English speaking film by Park Chan-Wook, the director of
Oldboy. The film is very musical with a score from Clint Mansell (Milan’s second record with Clint: he is the composer of Requiem For A Dream, Pi, The Fountain, Black Swan), an original piano piece by composer Philip Glass and "Becomes The Color," the original credit song by Emily Wells.
>Memphis May Fire
– Unconditional CD/LP (Rise)
New album from one of the big dogs of metalcore.

>Kylie Minogue
– Kiss Me Once [Deluxe] CD+DVD (WB)
Released a week after the single-disc version, this Deluxe edition of Minogue’s new album adds a bonus tracks and a DVD. The Australian pop icon's first studio album since 2010's
Aphrodite is a return to the dance floor after 2012's orchestral compilation The Abbey Road Sessions, and was executive produced by Kylie and Sia, who co-wrote the title track. Kylie also teams up with Pharrell Williams, who wrote and produced "I Was Gonna Cancel."
>Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray
- Lean Into The Wind CD/LP+MP3 (Seven Dead Arson)
Lean Into The Wind is the product of a year plagued by chaos of friends passing, illness, depression and self-doubt, but also one of adventure, travel, friendship and the kinds of life events that ultimately help us cut through the noise.
>Mount Carmel
– Get Pure CD/LP (Alive)
"Columbus, OH's Mount Carmel still believes in rock & roll -- you know, the real stuff with charging guitars and drums meant to stir the loins before the brain cells... And I mean that in a good way." – Pop Matters

>Movits!
– Head In The Clouds CD (Slimstyle)
Head In The Clouds, the third release from international Swedish superstars Movits!, features an eclectic mix of rap and swing. Their first album Äppelknyckarjazz was featured on the The Colbert Report.
>My Chemical Romance
– May Death Never Stop You CD/CD+DVD/2xLP+DVD (WB)
A compilation of My Chemical Romance’s best songs, including previously unreleased material, including the "Attic Demos," and one of the last songs the band worked on in the studio. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a DVD.

>Tomotsugu Nakamura
– Soundium CD (Kaico)
The word "Soundium" is made up of "Sound" plus "ium" meaning the element of sound, and also meant to sound like a miniature garden simulated by sounds. Indeed Nakamura's sound world has evolved even deeper and what is most noticeable comparing to his first album is the emphasis on the rhythm which is blended softly into fragments of colorful acoustic and electronic tones. Together with nice rich textures, Nakamura delivers another masterpiece that is just pleasant all throughout.

>John Németh
– Memphis Grease CD/LP (Blue Corn Music)
John Németh was probably the only kid in Boise who grew up in the 1980s listening to Chicago blues. In the three decades since, he has transformed himself from a fan to a modern soul-blues purveyor of the highest order, receiving five Blues Music Award nominations in 2012 and two in 2013, including the B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year award.

>Jerrod Niemann
– High Noon CD (Sony Nashville)
New album from the country artist, featuring the single "Drink To That All Night."

>Nine Inch Nails
– Recoiled CD/LP (Cold Spring)
Recoiled is a rambunctious alchemy, of magical Coil sensibilities and hi-tech home circa '90s mixing technique, all fused in the cave-like early studios of Danny Hyde/Peter Christopherson. These were the unrestrained pre-big studio mix downs of four songs which long time Coil admirer/collaborator Trent Reznor requested Coil to remix.
>No More Lies
– In The Shade Of Expectation CD/LP (BCore)
One can see specks of wild arena rock (Ted Nugent to Led Zeppelin), touches of math rock (Chavez, Shiner) that perfectly enlighten the understanding and feeling the three members have developed between each other. Blows of face-to-face post-hardcore (Shellac, Jesus Lizard), they control their riff, they lead it with a collar and a muzzle, they keep it under control and then let it loose together with a killer, urgent and luminous chorus. The result is always the same: They severely kick your ass.

>Jim Oblon
– Sunset CD (Compass)
Jim Oblon is one of those rare talents -- a jaw-dropping guitarist, soulful singer and compelling writer. Not to mention the fact that his regular gig is playing drums for the Paul Simon band.

>Roy Orbison
– Laminar Flow [Reissue/1979] CD (Friday Music)
Originally recorded at Wishbone Recording Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and released on Asylum Records in 1979, Roy Orbison's masterwork
Laminar Flow would unfortunately be the last studio album of new solo material that he would release in his short lifetime.
>Owls
– Two CD/LP+MP3 (Polyvinyl)
Long awaited sophomore album from the Cap’n Jazz founders. Though sonically their technique still has the ability to dazzle, age and experience have lent new perspectives to the band's songwriting - making their songs more aggressive and direct, but certainly no less captivating. Available on CD and on light-blue vinyl.

>Pantera
– Far Beyond Driven [20th Anniversary Edition] 2xCD (Rhino)
This 20th Anniversary Edition of
Far Beyond Driven features a remastered version of the album, along with a live performance from the 1994 Monsters Of Rock Festival.
>Jon Porras
– Light Divide CD/LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
Jon Porras creates drone music with a refined sense of atmosphere and remarkable forward motion. Regardless of the tools he uses, be it guitars and stacks of amplifiers or modular synthesizers, Porras creates cavernous sound-worlds that are as inviting as they are alien.
Light Divide, his second solo release for Thrill Jockey, shows Porras shifting his focus entirely to electronic synthesis, using a wide array of analog and digital systems to exponentially expand his sonic palate. The resulting sounds are silhouettes of distant rhythms, abstracted traces of techno wastelands that come in and out of focus like an urban, post-industrial sprawl being overtaken by fog.
>Pretty Maids
– Louder Than Ever CD+DVD (Frontiers)
Pretty Maids'
Louder Than Ever includes brand new recordings of eight of the band's career highlights plus four brand new songs. Also includes a retrospective DVD with tons of archival footage, studio shots and interviews and footage recorded from the Motherland Tour.
>Chuck Ragan
– Till Midnight CD/LP (Side One Dummy)
Chuck Ragan's bracing new release once again confirms what the iconoclastic singer/songwriter's fans have known all along; that he's a deeply compelling songwriter and an effortlessly charismatic performer, as well as a true believer in music's ability to illuminate and inspire.

>Sage The Gemini
– Remember Me CD (Universal Republic)
Sage The Gemini, born in June of 1992, is an American rapper from Fairfield, California (Bay Area) who creates a mix of a crossover of R&B and Bay Area party hip-hop.
Remember Me is available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe features bonus tracks including the Justin Bieber Remix of "Gas Pedal."
>Jim Sauter & Kid Millions
- Boanerges CD (Doubt Music)
Boanerges is a collaboration between Jim Sauter (Borbetomagus) and Kid Millions (Man Forever, Oneida). "...something struck me immediately, the slight slap-back delay on the sax, the SAX! Yes, of course it's Jim Sauter, and a long long time since I had heard him with drums, but also, with a new rhythmical sense to his use of effects, not just altering the timbre, and the threshold, of his horn, but also changing the space it was in, the relation to a new space that Kid Millions drums propelled him into head forward." -- Jim O'Rourke
>Seahaven
– Revene Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only CD/LP (Run For Cover)
On their sophomore full-length, Torrance, CA's Seahaven captures a dreamy, sprawling, airy southern California mood. Produced and engineered by Ben Brodin (Bright Eyes, Pete Yorn) at Omaha's ARC recording studio, the subtle combination of emo, indie and post-punk is brought to life by the uplifting natural production and orchestral instrumentation.

>Shakira
– Shakira. CD (RCA)
New album featuring a who’s who list of top collaborators including John Hill (Santigold, Jay Z, The Vaccines), Kid Harpoon (Florence + The Machine, Calvin Harris) Steve Mac (Kelly Clarkson, One Direction), Mark Bright (Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts), Busbee (P!nk, Lady Antebellum, Katy Perry) and The Messengers (Pitbull, Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera).

>She'Koyokh Klezmer Ensemble
– Wild Goats & Unmarried Women CD (Riverboat)
United by their love of rip-roaring artfully delivered klezmer, She'Koyokh spin tales of wild goats, unmarried women and broken hearts drawn from the rich folk traditions of Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans.

>Should
– The Great Pretend CD (Words On Music)
The mono-chord, krautrock groove of the opener "Don't Send Me Your Regrets" gives way to elegant, lush pop of "Loveless Devotion" -- only to morph abruptly into an endless refrain atop heavy toms and buzzing guitars. The strident guitar and emphatic drums of "Mistakes Are Mine" turns on a dime to an orchestrated, drumless bridge. But the album is still stamped with Should's signatures: Marc Ostermeier and Tanya Maus' harmonies on "In Monotone" and "A Lonely Place" and the churning shoegaze wash of "Dalliance."

>Sleeper Agent
– About Last Night CD/LP (RCA)
"
About Last Night is the product of countless hours spent writing, rewriting, recording, hoping, toiling, questioning, and ultimately pushing ourselves as a band as far as we could go," said Sleeper Agent's Alex Kandel. "It's a record that I can hear our band's history in…every heartbreak, every victory, every night spent in the van, every audience we've been in front of are woven into the melodies and fabric of the songs."
>Rod Stewart
- Tonight's The Night: Live 1976-1998 4xCD (WB)
Warner Bros. shines a spotlight on Stewart’s phenomenal legacy on stage with a four-disc collection that spans more than 20 years with 58 unreleased live recordings that include his biggest hits along with some incredible covers.

>Strata Floride
– Made Of Stars CD (Saint Marie)
New release from the musical project led by Louise Trehy, formerly one half of the 4AD duo Swallow.

>Stuntman
– Incorporate The Excess CD (Head)
Stuntman is a noise/grindcore band. Think ‘90s hardcore (Playing Enemy, Kiss It Goodbye) with a modern sound.

>Sum Of R
– Lights On Water CD/LP (Utech)
Discovers the duo's roots within a prehistoric ceremonial context. The cries of gods, the crashing of thunder, & the breaking of waves that inspire heartfelt intensity.

>Thou
– Heathen CD (Gilead Media)
Thou’s fourth full-length combines the melody and hopefulness of
Summit with the heaviness and melancholia of Peasant and Tyrant.
>Tokyo Police Club
– Forcefield CD/LP (Mom + Pop)
The fourth full-length release for the Canadian indie rock quartet was produced by Doug Boehm and the band's lead singer, David Monks. "It’s a goldmine of catchy power pop, with the odd misstep, but anyone claiming to find little here in the way of feel good factor is likely to be deaf, ignorant or just sitting within their own sound-proof forcefield." – musicOMH.com

>The Use
– What’s The Use? CD (Alrealon Musique)
The Use (formerly Cloud Cloud) is the moniker taken on by composer, beat-maker, and multi-instrumentalist Michael Durek to make a saucy blend of pulsing, structured, yet free electronic music, making use of beats, synths, theremins, and sampled sounds recorded from Durek's everyday life that stretches from glitch-hop to IDM and ambient.

>Jai Uttal
– Return To Shiva Station/Kailash Connection CD (Sounds True)
Jai Uttal is a Grammy nominee and a pioneer in the world music and yoga culture. His eclectic East-meets-West sound has put his music at the forefront of the world fusion movement.

>Various Artists
–Dylan In The ‘80s Volume 1 CD/2xLP (ATO)
This tribute album to Bob Dylan’s music from the ‘80s (spanning 1980’s
Saved to 1990’s Under The Red Sky) features covers by: Langhorne Slim & The Law, Built To Spill, Reggie Watts, Craig Finn, Ivan & Alyosha, Deer Tick, Dawn Landes & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Tea Leaf Green, Aaron Freeman & Slash, Elvis Perkins, Hannah Cohen, Marco Beneveto, Yellowbirds, Blitzen Trapper, Lucius, Glen Hansard, Bob Weir, and Carl Broemel.
>Laura Veirs
– July Flame 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Extravagantly beautiful folk tunes many consider to be Veirs' finest work. Featuring an all-star band including My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and K Records’ own Karl Blau.

>Dan Weiss
– Fourteen CD (Pi. Recordings)
Fourteen is an ambitious work that combines all of the acclaimed drummer’s myriad influences, featuring original compositions for a 14-piece ensemble with guitars, horns, voices, harp, percussion, and organ that is an indescribable amalgam of Indian beat cycles, jazz improvisation, extreme metal, minimalism, Ennio Morricone’s film music, and prog rock, all compounded into a personal outpouring of expression completely beyond musical boundaries.
>Withered Hand
– New Gods CD/LP (Slumberland)
New album by the Edinburgh based folk-rock troubadour Dan Willson, who records as Withered Hand.

>Richard Youngs
– No Retreat In Comfort CD (Ba Da Bing!)
These are the last remaining copies of the 300-run CD that Richard Youngs sold on his US 2013 tour, which saw him travel up and down the East Coast, most memorably playing the support slot at the Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, NC, opening for John Cale.


DVD + Blu-ray:
>Beth Hart/Joe Bonamassa
– Live In Amsterdam DVD/Blu-ray (J&R Adventures)
Against the backdrop of the beautiful, historic Koninklijk Theater Carré in Amsterdam, Hart and Bonamassa’s performance wows with scorching soul covers from the duo’s 2011 debut album
Don’t Explain and 2013 follow-up Seesaw, originally made famous by artists such as Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Tom Waits, Ray Charles, Donnie Hathaway, Lucinda Williams, Bill Withers, Delaney & Bonnie, Buddy Miles, Tina Turner, Slackwax, Melody Gardot, Nina Simone, and more. 120 minutes.
>Joni Mitchell
- Woman Of Heart And Mind/Painting With Words And Music Blu-ray (Eagle Rock)
This release combines the acclaimed documentary
Woman Of Heart And Mind, which tells the story of Joni Mitchell's extraordinary life and career, with the concert film Painting With Words And Music, in which Joni performs before an intimate audience on the Warner's Lot in Los Angeles, in a specially set up auditorium displaying a gallery of her own paintings. 204 minutes.
>The Punk Singer (A Film By Kathleen Hanna)
DVD (MPI Home Video)
Through 20 years of archival footage and intimate interviews with Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre) and those who were part of the riot grrrl scene, including music legends Joan Jett and Adam Horowitz,
The Punk Singer is a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless punk leader. 81 minutes.
>Lou Reed
- Transformer & Live At Montreux 2000 Blu-ray (Eagle Vision)
Combines the documentary
Transformer from the Classic Albums series, which tells the story of the creation and recording of this legendary album, with Live At Montreux 2000, a live concert film of Lou Reed’s performance at the world famous festival. 206 minutes.
>Various Artists
- MusiCares Person Of Year: Tribute To Bruce Springsteen DVD/Blu-ray (Columbia)
On February 8th, 2013, Bruce Springsteen was honored as the 2013 MusiCares Person Of The Year. MusiCares was established in 1989 by the Recording Academy to provide a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need, through innovative programs and services. A stellar list of artists pay tribute to Bruce: Alabama Shakes, Patti Smith, Natalie Maines, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Ken Casey, Mavis Staples and Zak Brown, Mumford & Sons, Jackson Browne feat. Tom Morello, Emmylou Harris, Kenny Chesney, Elton John, Juanes, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Tom Morello and Jim James, John Legend, Sting, and Neil Young & Crazy Horse. 135 minutes.


Vinyl:
>After The Burial
– Wolves Within LP (Sumerian)
Released last year on CD, the third full-length release from 8-string metal masters and pioneers is now available on two shades (blue or white) of color vinyl.

>Aktor
- I Am The Psychic Wars 7" (Full Contact)
One could say that Aktor play Top 40 heavy metal with a delicious psychedelic flair that may one day have some fans in common with Sandy Perlman, Alan Davey, and/or Roky Erickson.

>Anti-Dogmatikss
- Rompan Filas!!! [1984] LP (BCore)
Before going on their Spanish mini-tour with the Dutch hard-core band BGK in November 1984, Anti/Dogmatikss made a first stop at the Marathon Studios in Barcelona, recording 11 songs that would turn into their first self-published cassette to be sold on that same tour.

>Bardo Pond
– Shone Like A Ton LP+MP3 (Three Lobed)
Vinyl reissue of 1992 self-released cassette. A primordial ooze of swampy, sludgey psych blues, demonstrating the essential DNA that has become their multi-decade calling card.

>Bardo Pond
– Refulgo 2xLP+MP3 (Three Lobed)
Double-LP collection of long out of print, rare and early 7" singles and compilation tracks.

>Bike For Three!
– So Much Forever LP (Fake Four Inc.)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Bike For Three! is Joëlle Lê and Buck 65. Their new album,
So Much Forever, opens with the sound of a solitary heart beating underscored by Joëlle’s eerie, soothing atmospherics. From there the urgency of "Full Moon" kicks in and Buck 65 is at the podium, unraveling his innermost thoughts through tightly knit stanzas and abstracted fragments.
>Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
– Free For All [Reissue/1964] LP (Blue Note)
Free For All is a 1964 jazz album by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers released on Blue Note. Now, celebrating its 50th anniversary, the album has been newly remastered for vinyl as part of the overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
>John Coltrane
– Blue Train [Reissue/1957] LP (Blue Note)
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, John Coltrane's
Blue Train is a hard bop jazz album released on Blue Note in 1957. Certified Gold, it is Coltrane's second solo album and the only one he recorded for Blue Note as a leader although he was never formally signed to the label.
>Davidge
– Slo Light LP (The End)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Slo Light is the debut album by Davidge, aka award-winning producer/musician Neil Davidge, renowned previously for his production, co-writing and sonic-sculpting of music for Massive Attack, David Bowie, Snoop Dog, Damon Albarn, Primal Scream, Elizabeth Fraser and Mos Def, plus the Halo 4 game score and soundtrack. An album deeply-schooled in Bristol beats, electronica, soundtracks, orchestral music and more, Slo Light creates a fantasy world in which tension, darkness and beauty find the perfect equilibrium.
>Depeche Mode
– Broken Frame [Reissue/1982] LP (Rhino)
Depeche Mode – Construction Time Again [Reissue/1983] LP (Rhino)
Depeche Mode – Violator [Reissue/1990] LP (Rhino)
Depeche Mode – Ultra [Reissue/1997] LP (Rhino)
HQ-180 vinyl reissues now available.

>Eric Dolphy
– Out To Lunch! [Reissue/1964] LP (Blue Note)
Out To Lunch! was Eric Dolphy's only recording for Blue Note Records as a leader and today is considered one of the premiere albums in the label's history as well as one of the top avant garde jazz albums of the 1960s.
>Elbow
– The Takeoff And Landing Of Everything LP (Concord)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "Elbow do cloud-scraping bombast as well as any of their peers – with the bonus that frontman Guy Garvey is the sort of every-bloke you can imagine sipping bitter with. Along with the uplift, however, the Mancunians have a tendency to brood which has arguably served as a drag on their progress … Make no mistake, this is a bleak record, a paean to middle years ennui, the slow realization that, actually, there are no more second chances. You’ve made your bed and here you will stay." – Hot Press

>Encono
– Encono LP (BCore)
The style guide for Encono parents them with more contemporary references like Lisabo, Big Business and Young Widows, but they manage to make it personal and fresh and keep up a large intensity at all times, full of fury and tension.

>Flyying Colours
- Flyying Colours 12" (Shelflife)
True to their name, Flyying Colours unashamedly display their influences in this debut: tone bending MBV/Swervedriver guitars, Ride's bass hooks and the familiar soft hush of early ‘90s male/female vocals. Add to that their own edgy, refreshing pop-mindedness and it makes for five completely brilliant tracks. Black/grape vinyl.

>Geryon
– Geryon LP+MP3 (Gilead Media)
Using only bass guitar and drums, Nick McMaster and Lev Weinstein (both from Krallice) deliver intricate, abrasive death metal with a touch of melody.

>GoGo Penguin
– V 2.0 LP (Gondwana)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Featuring pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner, GoGo Penguin are an exhilarating live act, drawing on a heady brew of influences from Aphex Twin to Brian Eno, Debussy to Shostakovich and Massive Attack to EST.

>Golden Retriever
– Seer LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
Recommended for fans of Terry Riley, Oneohtrix Point Never, Pulse Emitter. "Terry Riley-influenced long form synth and [clarinet] studies shouldn t rightly sound this engulfing and gorgeous, but Golden Retriever have managed it without even a hint of the expected stuffiness." -- Fact Magazine

>Good Willsmith
- The Honeymoon Workbook LP (Umor Rex)
The Honeymoon Workbook is the first LP by Chicago-based trio Good Willsmith. Previous tape releases on the band’s own Hausu Mountain label showcased improvised sessions of maximal, multi-instrumental loops. The Honeymoon Workbook streamlines their explorations of the noise/drone underground into a densely packed song cycle, performed live in a single session and presented without overdubs.
>Green Day
– Warning [Reissue/2000] LP (Adeline)
Now available on Coke bottle green vinyl.

>Jesters Of Destiny
- Fun At The Funeral [Reissue/1986] LP (Ektro/Full Contact)
According to Wikipedia and Allmusic.com (and even a Creem Metal interview from the band’s own time), Jesters Of Destiny were quite possibly the first "Alternative Metal" band. If you were to ask the band’s founders, they would no doubt reply with a question: "What exactly is Alternative Metal, anyway?"

>Koen Holtkamp
– Motion LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
Koen Holtkamp creates music that exists simultaneously in large and small scales. His compositions lend themselves to careful examination, with each sound precisely placed. Holtkamp (who is one-half of Mountains) considers every instrument he uses carefully and pays specific attention to the environment, actual or digital, in which that instrument is being recorded and processed. They also expand and evolve gradually, giving a sense of boundlessness that extends not only to a specific song or album, but also to his discography as a whole. On
Motion, Holtkamp plays with these ideas of scale and space, using shifting array of analog, digital and acoustic sources to explore the perceived effect of moving from one dynamic space to another.
>I Exist
– From Darkness LP (Prosthetic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "Sludge is, at its core, disgusting. It needs to have a bass-heavy mix so grimy that Severus Snape himself would tell it to wash itself for God’s sake. Beyond that, the field is wide open. You have the trippy-as-hell Baroness, the Russian storytellers in Neurosis and the all-conquering Mastodon, who redefine themselves every time they release an album. They’re the big three, but there are hundreds of other bands vying for their time in the limelight, and one of them is Australian-based I Exist." – Mind Equals Blown

>I See Stars
– Demons [2013] LP (Sumerian)
The fourth studio album from I See Stars brings together more elements of rock, metal and electronica, and is now available on either black/red splatter or black/white splatter vinyl.

>Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy
- You Are Everything LP+CD (Agitated)
The new album is perhaps best described by Steve Kilbey himself from his blog: "It is not anything like what went before with albums one or two. You will find intensity brilliance darkness and light more Low/Bowie/Eno influence that German sound and feeling, the melodies the arrangements the intent, probably one of the best three records I ever worked on. I don’t say it lightly! Elegant elegiac modern classic strange turbulent disturbed and yet so f##king lovely. Yeah I know I can blow my own horn but just wait till you hear this."

>Kippi’s
– Semplice Come Nuvole LP (Sick Room)
Three guys from Italy who believe in simple things. An entire world described by simple, repetitive, and direct grooves.

>Tony Molina
– Dissed And Dismissed LP (Slumberland)
On
Dissed and Dismissed, Molina intensifies the slacker clichés and self-deprecation of '90s indie rock into absurdist hyperbole. He expresses vulnerability and melodrama through bizarre truisms while referencing his forebears: Thin Lizzy leads, Radiohead lyrics, Replacements sneer.
>Nightmare Air
– High In The Lasers LP (Goodnight)
Since the bands inception in 2011, the trio comprised of Dave Dupuis (Film School), Swaan Miller and Jimmy Lucido, have been filling venues across the globe with energetic massive sound walls, captivating lights, and ethereal vocals. Diffuser.fm named them "one of 10 best modern shoegaze bands" in 2013.

>Arthur Russell
– World Of Echo [Reissue/1986] 2xLP (Audika)
Remastered and revised artwork edition on double-LP. 18 tracks, including drumless versions of his disco classics "Let's Go Swimming," "Tree House," and "Was The Van," along with four previously unreleased tracks from
Sketches From World Of Echo.
>Schoolboy Q
– Oxymoron 2xLP (Interscope)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the rapper featuring guest appearances by Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Jay Rock, Tyler, The Creator, Suga Free and Kurupt among others.

>Wayne Shorter
– Speaks No Evil [Reissue/1965] LP (Blue Note)
Speak No Evil is Wayne Shorter's sixth album. Recorded in 1964 and released on Blue Note in 1965 the album features Shorter on tenor sax with Herbie Hancock on piano, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Ron Carter on bass and Elvin Jones on drums, and combines elements of hard bop and modal jazz.
>Various Artists
– Divergent: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP (Interscope)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Tracks from: Zedd, Ellie Goulding, Pia Mia, Snow Patrol, Woodkid, Tame Impala, M83, A$AP Rocky, Skrillex, and Big Deal.

>The Who
– Tommy [Reissue/1969] 2xLP (Geffen)
The Who – Tommy [Super Deluxe Edition] 3xCD+Blu-ray Audio (Geffen)
The Who’s classic 1969 album gets the reissue treatment on HQ-180 vinyl.

>Xiu Xiu
– Quagga 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Two tracks of weird, pulsing analog synth madness from these experimental juggernauts. "An interpretive jam from quite a warped psyche." – The Line Of Best Fit

>Larry Young
– Unity [Reissue/1965] LP (Blue Note)
Unity is jazz organist, Larry Young's second release on Blue Note and was the follow up to Into Somethin'. The album features Young on organ along with Woody Shaw on trumpet, Joe Henderson on tenor sax and Elvin Jones on drums.

Cassettes:
>
Future Islands – Singles (4AD)
Despite the kind-of-just-a-little-bit-confusing title, Singles is not a collection of singles but is, in fact, a completely new full-length record. The Baltimore trio consists of enigmatic frontman Sam Herring, bassist/guitarist William Cashion and keyboardist/guitarist/programmer Gerrit Welmers. Herring's poetic tales of heartbreak, love and loss are finally up front and in high fidelity, thanks in part to a newfound creative partnership with producer Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear).
released 18 MARCH 2014
>Aries - Mermelada Dorada CD/LP (La Castanya)
Isabel Fernandez Reviriego (The Charades) delivers a moving collection of hypnotic ‘60s-influenced pop gems on
Mermelada Dorada. Her influences include The Left Banke, The Zombies, Jefferson Airplane and Laura Nyro, as well as J Dilla and Dead Moon. Full of Rundgren-approved multi-layered vocal harmonies, Reviriego's lyrics provide a world where one could live forever.
>Assassins
– War Of Aggression CD (E1)
Assassins is a metalcore/post hardcore band hailing from Detroit, MI. Recommended for fans of August Burns Red, We Came As Romans, and Job For A Cowboy.

>Black Lips
– Underneath The Rainbow CD/LP (Vice)
Atlanta's favorite sons Black Lips present their first full length in three years. Recorded at a variety of locations over the course of 2013, the twelve songs boast a stable of studio collaborators whose pedigree speaks to how much the band has grown and sonically matured over the course of their career.

>BL’AST
– Expression Of Power [Reissue/1985] CD/LP (Southern Lord)
Having formed in 1982, the highly influential Santa Cruz hardcore legend: BL’AST! released their first album,
The Power Of Expression in 1985. This debut album went on to become one of the highly sought after “must have" hardcore albums from the ‘80s.
>Brain Dead
– Menace From The Sickness CD (End Of The Light)
Brain Dead are an old school thrash metal band from Ivrea (a small town not far from Turin, in Northern Italy) inspired by the Bay Area thrash metal sound of the ‘80s (especially by Exodus, Annihilator, Testament and Slayer).

>Broken Glazz
– Divine [Reissue/1991] CD (End Of The Light)
Reissue of the 1991 thrash metal album from the Italian band. Includes the never released before first demo of the band. Digitally remastered.

>Richard Buckner
– Bloomed [Reissue/1994] 2xCD/LP+CD (Merge)
Double-disc reissue of Buckner’s 1994 debut album, expanded with a disc of radio sessions, live performances and original recordings of songs that appeared on future releases. Pitchfork called it "A traditional outsider-country record in the lineage of Townes Van Zandt. Buckner's voice is all honey & oak, his guitar style elaborately twanging, his constant subject matter heartache."

>Mick Chillage
– Saudade CD (Carpe Sonum)
Saudade is defined as "the recollection of feelings, experiences, places or events that once brought excitement, pleasure, well-being, which now triggers the senses and makes one live again." While Mick Chillage has been creating upbeat but laid-back electronic music, he brings home the “Chill" in his moniker with a deep, heavy ambient opus that ventures fathoms away from his previous album
FAXology.
>Citrus Sun
– People Of Tomorrow CD (Dome)
Citrus Sun is the new jazz band from Bluey, founder and leader of the UK band Incognito.

>The Coathangers
– Suck My Shirt CD/LP (Suicide Squeeze)
Suck My Shirt is the fourth full-length for The Coathangers. "It's a balance between overthinking and just going for it," guitarist Crook Kid (Julia Kugel) says of their songwriting strategy. It's a duality immediately apparent with the album opener "Follow Me." It's a classic Coathangers tune with Stephanie Luke's raspy vocals belted out over their signature ragged garage rock. But the chorus opens into one of the most accessible hooks in the band's canon, just before segueing into the next verse with a squall of violent dissonant guitar.
>Coffinworm
– IV.I.VIII CD (Profound Lore)
Six tracks of pure, blackened, unholy doom metal terror.

>Giles Corey
– Giles Corey’s Stoned Soul CD (Delmark)
Giles Corey's credits include being in the bands of Billy Branch & The Sons Of Blues and Otis Rush. Giles also played and recorded with Syl Johnson, Mississippi Heat and Buddy Miles. The talented singer/guitarist was a founding member of the funk/blues/rock & roll powerhouse Lubriphonic. His debut album features ten new originals and covers of Wilson Pickett and Gary Clark Jr., and is a unique blend of roots music, rich in history yet contemporary and forward-looking.

>The Crimson Projekct
– Live In Tokyo CD (Inside Out U.S.)
New live album the King Crimson spin-off. Featuring the talents of Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Markus Reuter, Julie Slick and Tobias Ralph, The Crimson Projekct primarily focus on repertoire from the early 1980s through to the mid-‘90s. The band has a ''double trio'' line-up, as made popular by Crimson between 1994-1997.

>CYNE
– All My Angles Are Right CD/LP (Hometapes)
Their beats have been used by Joey Bada$$, they've been remixed by Four Tet, and they've collaborated wth To Rococo Rot, Daedelus, and Nujabes.

>D-A-D
– 30 Years 30 Hits: The Best Of D-A-D 1987-2014 2xCD (AFM)
Denmark's most successful rock act in history celebrates its 30th anniversary with this career-spanning retrospective.

>Dead Rider
– Chills On Glass CD/LP (Drag City)
Dead Rider is Todd Rittmann (US Maple), Matthew Espy (Atombombpocketknife), Andrea Faught and Thymme Jones (Cheer Accident). “Lurching from pole to pole, pausing mid-stop, leaping and bursting into a double-twist and then resolving into a sweet glide; the dust they kick up in this fracas glitters gold, spicing the recipe with elevated powders of perception, deflecting metallically, hip-hoptically, free and jazzy, operatic, electronic, flashing like squad-car rollers."

>Death Of Samantha
– If Memory Serves Us Well CD/2xLP (St. Valentine)
After three albums and an EP on Homestead, Death Of Samantha reunited the original line up and recorded
If Memory Serves Us Well while rehearsing for a reunion show. 18 songs later, it's a collection that spans the career of the band, from 1984-1990. The band's iconoclastic approach inspired, among others, Robert Pollard of Guided By Voices, Thurston Moore, and Mark Lanegan. All three contribute liner notes, along with esteemed critic Byron Coley.
>Demon Hunter
– Extremist CD/CD+DVD+7" (Solid State)
Seventh album from the Christian metalcore band. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe edition includes two bonus tracks, a DVD, 7" vinyl single, hardcover book and more. Vinyl version due April 1.

>Luther Dickinson
– Rock And Roll Blues CD/LP+CD+MP3 (New West)
As a member of North Mississippi All Stars, Luther Dickinson may have innovated blues and boogie rock but he is also an acutely observant songwriter. The new album tells the story of a guy growing into a life in music.
Rock And Roll Blues is not punk, but it does maintain a similarly hardcore DIY ethos.
>Kevin Drew
– Darlings CD/LP (Arts & Crafts)
Kevin Drew was the lead singer and creative force of indie vanguards Broken Social Scene. His new album,
Darlings, showcases his songwriting in top form with eleven cuts of lush, textured production and catchy pop ballads. Features contributions from Ohad Buchetrit (Do Make Say Think), Charles Spearin (Broken Social Scene), Dean Stone (Apostle Of Hustle), and Feist.
>Earth Crisis
– Salvation Of Innocents CD (Candlelight)
The metalcore band returns with a new album.

>Sleepy John Estes
- Live In Japan '74 With Hammie Nixon CD (Delmark)
This album was recorded in November of 1974 at concerts in Japan, one of the very first tours of that country by a blues artist - preceded only by a B.B. King State Department appearance.

>The Floacist
– Rise Of The Phoenix Mermaid CD (Shanachie)
The multi Grammy nominated group Floetry, founded by Natalie The Floacist Stewart and Marsha Ambrosius, established the gold standard for creativity in neo soul. Selling over a million albums and establishing a loyal following which follows their every move up to the present day, both The Floacist and Marsha Ambrosius have gone on to successful solo careers.

>Foster The People
– Supermodel CD/LP+MP3 (Columbia)
Supermodel largely echoes the Torches template of blissfully blending genres into a churning whirlpool of euphoric pop: most tracks are overflowing with trademark sky-scraping synths, star-cradling melodies, and distorted guitars. Ultimately this is an unashamedly vibrant collection of variegated pop songs best enjoyed during a dancefloor freak-out." -- Clash Music
>Lyla Foy
– Mirrors The Sky CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Mirrors The Sky is the debut album by 25-year-old London songwriter Lyla Foy. Lyla started as a solo artist in 2012 under the name Wall, garnering acclaim from Black Cab Sessions, BBC Radio (Steve Lamacq declared "Magazine" his favorite song of the year), and Pitchfork (who praised Lyla's haunting cover of Karen Dalton's "Something On Your Mind," and spotlighted 2013's Shoestring EP). Lyla Foy's hypnotically hushed songs have come quite a long way over the past two years.
>Gallon Drunk
– The Soul Of The Hour CD/LP+CD (Clouds Hill)
Eighth new album from the cult UK rock band, featuring James Johnston (Faust, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds), Terry Edwards (studio and session musician for Tom Waits, PJ Harvey, Julian Cope), Ian White, and new bassist Leo Kurunis. With an emphasis firmly upon hypnotic, locked down grooves, free flowing instrumental passages and all manner of European inspirational music that courses through the band's collective bloodstream.

>Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
Piñata CD/LP (Madlib Invazion)
Freddie Gibbs is the product of violent, drug-laden streets but unlike most rappers with similar resumes, he brings the block to the booth without inhibition or an exaggerated rap persona. Piñata, a 17-track collaboration with producer Madlib, is the best distillation yet of his transparent approach to making music, combining an at times stark honesty with electrifying talent as a lyricist and performer. Guests include Danny Brown, Mac Miller, Earl Sweatshirt, Raekwon, and Scarface.

>Eliza Gilkyson
– The Nocturne Diaries CD (Red House)
The Nocturne Diaries is a beautiful, haunting album inspired by the sort of thoughts that keep us awake at night in this modern world where the news always seems to be bad. The songs range from uptempo country stompers to a haunting version of the folk classic Fast Freight by her father Terry Gilkyson.
>The Glaciers
– From Sea To Ski [Reissue/1964] CD/LP (Rockbeat)
Originally released in 1964 on Mercury Records, The Glaciers brought the surf and hot rod sounds of the early ‘60s to the ski slopes with
From Sea To Ski. Featuring the all-star wrecking crew of Hal Blaine, Leon Russell, Carol Kaye and Glen Campbell and a few tunes penned by Lee Hazlewood ("Snow Bowl," "June Mountain," "Blue Ridge,") this super rare album has not been available in nearly half a century.
>Yair Elazar Glotman
– Northern Gulfs CD (Glacial Movements)
Yair Elazar Glotman is a musician and sound artist living and working in Berlin. His focus is on experimental electroacoustic composition, sound installations and sound sculptures.

>GoGo Penguin
– V 2.0 CD (Gondwana)
Featuring pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner, GoGo Penguin are an exhilarating live act, drawing on a heady brew of influences from Aphex Twin to Brian Eno, Debussy to Shostakovich and Massive Attack to EST. Vinyl version due March 25.

>Gus G
– I Am The Fire CD (Century Media))
Gus G has spent the past decade quietly affirming his place as one of metal's reigning guitar virtuosos. He has recorded more than a dozen studio albums, performed around the world as a member of acts ranging from Arch Enemy and Dream Evil to his own band Firewind, and has been Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist since being personally handpicked by the heavy metal legend in August 2009.

>Hauschka
– Abandoned City CD/LP (Temporary Residence)
Hauschka is a composer, songwriter and experimental musician who has brought an exciting new perspective to the prepared piano a technique for getting new sounds from the acoustic keyboard by resting pieces of paper or drumsticks on the strings of the instrument.

>I Am The Avalance
– Wolverines CD/LP (I Surrender)
Punk rock from New York City.

>I Exist
– From Darkness CD (Prosthetic)
Vinyl version due March 25. “Sludge is, at its core, disgusting. It needs to have a bass-heavy mix so grimy that Severus Snape himself would tell it to wash itself for God’s sake. Beyond that, the field is wide open. You have the trippy-as-hell Baroness, the Russian storytellers in Neurosis and the all-conquering Mastodon, who redefine themselves every time they release an album. They’re the big three, but there are hundreds of other bands vying for their time in the limelight, and one of them is Australian-based I Exist." – Mind Equals Blown

>Enrique Iglesias
– Sex And Love CD (Universal Republic)
Iglesias’ tenth studio album features guest appearances from Kylie Minogue, Pitbull, Flo Rida, Marco Antonio Solis and Romeo Santos.

>Illuha
– Akari CD (12k)
Akari is the Japanese word for "Light." Conceputally the duo used this word as a guide, as if they were searching through the dark, trying to keep the light alive, as if one is cradling a candle doing everything in their power to keep it alight in a storm. It is this almost visceral sense of sheltering, of protection that gives Akari a very human and personal sound whose intensely deep focus is as impressive as it is arresting.
>Kangding Ray
– Solens Arc CD/2xLP (Raster Noton)
Industrial techno stompers dissolve into granular sound waves and filtered space pads, before being overtaken by cinematic drums and rising arpeggios.

>La Dispute
– Rooms Of The House CD/LP (Workhorse Music Group)
Third studio album by the post-hardcore band.

>Magic Touch
– Palermo House Gang CD/2xLP (100% Silk)
Joining forces with a vast cast of collaborators sourced from his intercontinental travels—Octo Octa, Newbody, Benny Badge, The Horses, Sarah Bates, Sorcerer, Ash Williams—Palermo swings and sweats through funky new wave club mixes, freestyle R&B, mesh-top house, freeform hardware workouts and decadent disco for a sprawling celebration of communal motion and dancefloor idealism.

>Jo Dee Messina
– Me CD (E1)
New Kickstarter-funded album from the forward-thinking country music singer/songwriter.

>Minni Pops
– Sparks In A Room [Reissue/1982] 2xCD (Factory Benelux)
A new deluxe double-CD edition of the second studio album by Dutch electronic group Minny Pops, originally released by Factory Benelux in May 1982. Formed in Amsterdam in 1978 by vocalist Wally Van Middendorp, Minny Pops took their name from the primitive Korg drum machine that propelled their austere, post-punk rhythms and provocative live performances. Bonus tracks include the non-album singles “Time" and “Een Kus," as well as demo tracks and an EP by instrumental splinter project Smalts. This new edition also adds a bonus disc featuring an entire live performance recorded at Amsterdam Melkweg in April 2012 on their 30th anniversary tour.

>Kylie Minogue
– Kiss Me Once CD (WB)
The Australian pop icon's first studio album since 2010's
Aphrodite is a return to the dance floor after 2012's orchestral compilation The Abbey Road Sessions, and was executive produced by Kylie and Sia, who co-wrote the title track. Kylie also teams up with Pharrell Williams, who wrote and produced “I Was Gonna Cancel."
>The New Mastersounds
– Therapy CD/LP (Legere)
A forward thinking sound mixing vintage funk with raw soul, smart jazz and original disco.

>Nurse With Wound
– Bar Maldoror 2xCD (United Jnana)
Disc One is a remastered version of
Live At Bar Maldoror, originally recorded between 1984 and 1986; Disc Two features a previously unreleased 2007 live show from Ghent, Belgium.
>Perfect Pussy
– Say Yes To Love CD/LP (Captured Tracks)
Perfect Pussy are one of the boldest and most intriguing projects to surface in recent years, garnering widespread critical acclaim following the release of a four song EP, “I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling." Veiled beneath layers of exquisitely abrasive noise, frontwoman Meredith Graves' lyrics are disarming, brutally honest and poetic, possessing a feverish intensity that can only be matched by her electric stage presence. Hailing from Syracuse, NY, the band is comprised of members from the local punk and hardcore community.

>Elvis Presley
– Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis 2xCD (Sony Legacy)
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of
Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis, this Legacy Edition presents an expanded double-CD release of the monumental complete concert featuring tracks left off the original album (because of the spatial limitations of vinyl). The entire concert has been remixed and remastered.
>The Pretty Reckless
– Going To Hell CD/LP+MP3 (Razor & Tie)
"Rock & roll needs to make a resurgence," insists Taylor Momsen, speaking to her belief that the genre has slipped from the mainstream. "It needs to come back in a big way and take over again." The 20-year-old singer, whose band the Pretty Reckless broke out in 2010 with their alt-rock debut
Light Me Up, says she's fully prepared to hold up her end of the bargain. "We're really trying to come to something unique and different," she tells Rolling Stone of Going To Hell, the band’s new album. Available two versions on CD (deluxe adds three bonus tracks) and on gatefold red vinyl with download code.
>Sandra Rhodes
– Where’s Your Love Been [Reissue/1972] CD (Omnivore)
While Sandra Rhodes made a name for herself singing behind Al Green on his classic Hi Records sides and writing songs including Conway Twitty's #1 single, ''The Clown,'' her best work missed the public eye. And ear.
Where’s Your Love Been was Sandra's 1972 album, recorded at Sam Phillips’ Recording Studio in Memphis and originally released on Fantasy Records.
>Ringworm
– Hammer Of The Witch CD/LP (Relapse)
Cleveland’s legendary kings of metallic hardcore return with their Relapse debut
Hammer Of The Witch. Thirteen songs of fiery rage propelled by lead vocalist Human Furnace’s wrathful fury, this is a record sure to satisfy metalheads and hardcore kids alike.
>Jason Roebke Octet
– High/Red/Center CD (Delmark)
Composer and double bassist Jason Roebke is the backbone of many of Chicago's forward-looking jazz groups. Now he brings an octet of Chicago's finest improvisers on the new recording,
High/Red/Center. The program of eleven new compositions is deeply rooted in rich Ellingtonian harmony while re-imagining the approach with exciting individual interplay between the soloists and ensemble. The gorgeous ballads and fiery free jazz compliment each other and consistently surprise. The recording features an all-star ensemble of brilliant Delmark stalwarts, Jason Adasiewicz, Josh Berman, Jeb Bishop, Keefe Jackson, Jason Stein, Mike Reed, and Greg Ward.
>Dex Romweber Duo
– Images 13 CD/LP (Bloodshot)
New album from the underground music icon. On
Images 13, Dex, his sister Sara and his lecherous slithery Silvertone take you through haunted neon-lit alleys full of pulp fiction juvey rock, should-have-been sci-fi TV theme songs and greasy denim ‘50s hipster jive.
>Ruby The RabbitFoot
– New As Dew CD/LP (Normaltown/New West)
Sophomore release by the Athens-based songstress, Ruby Kendrick AKA Ruby The RabbitFoot. Humid grooves, glittering guitars, barnacle-sharp piano melodies, and Ruby’s deft turn of phrase adorn this diverse family of pop songs.

>Savage Messiah
– Fateful Dark CD/LP (Earache)
Savage Messiah was formed in London in 2007 out of a desire and dedication to creating 100% heavy metal music. In the 6 years since their formation, the band has completed multiple tours and festivals with artists such as Overkill, Evile, Death Angel, Queensryche, Skeletonwitch, Sylosis, Onslaught, Wintersun, Bloodshot Dawn, Havok and Angelus Apatrida.

>The See See
– Days, Nights & Late Morning Lights CD/LP (Sundazed)
The See See is a contemporary psychedelic band with one foot in 1967 and the other in 2014. They originated out of the ashes of some of the modern pop world’s hippest guitar psych acts, most notably Richard Olson’s The Eighteenth Day Of May.

>Sh!t Robot
– We Got A Love CD/2xLP (DFA)
Like Lambkin’s 2010 debut
From The Cradle To The Rave, We Got A Love sports an array of guests that include DFA veterans Nancy Whang, Museum Of Love and Luke Jenner (The Rapture), plus hip-house hero Lidell Townsell and Australian singer Holly Backler. The album’s distinctive artwork was created in collaboration with Irish graffiti artist Maser.
>Sisyphus
- Reverie Sisyphus CD/LP (Asthmatic Kitty)
Sisyphus is the new name for the collaboration between Serengeti, Son Lux, and Sufjan Stevens (formally s/s/s), whose new project under this moniker is a self-titled album partly inspired by the art of Jim Hodges, and commissioned by the Walker Art Center and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music series in Minneapolis/Saint Paul.

>Skrillex
– Recess CD (Atlantic)
“It’s not quite the same thing as pulling a Beyoncé, but a little more than a week ago, nobody even knew that the divisive dubstep moppet Skrillex was working on an album, and now that album, entitled
Recess, is set to come out next week. The album is actually Skrillex’s full-length debut; to this date, he’s made his name on EPs and remixes and his face-melting DJ sets. The LP features collaborations from people like Chance The Rapper, Diplo, Niki & The Dove, Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos, and K-Pop stars G-Dragon and CL." – Stereogum
>The Spits
– Kill The Kool CD/2xLP (In The Red)
Expanded re-release of the limited tour-only collection from these space-age mutant punk rockers.

>Rod Stewart
- Tonight's The Night: Live 1976-1998 4xCD (WB)
Warner Bros. shines a spotlight on Stewart’s phenomenal legacy on stage with a four-disc collection that spans more than 20 years with 58 unreleased live recordings that include his biggest hits along with some incredible covers.

>Taking Back Sunday
– Happiness Is CD/LP (Hopeless)
Taking Back Sunday is back with their sixth studio album and first since joining Hopeless.

>Christopher Tignor
– Thunder Lay Down In The Heart CD/LP (Western Vinyl)
In the 90's Christopher Tignor immersed himself in minimalism, working as an assistant for LaMonte Young while learning sound engineering on the job at a New York contemporary music festival produced by Philip Glass. He went on to refine his skills mixing live sound for bands at two of New York's seminal clubs, CBGB's and Brownies. More recently, Tignor has contributed his skills as violinist and string arranger both in the studio and on tour to This Will Destroy You, John Congleton's Nighty Nite, and Lymbyc Systym.

>Twilight
- III: Beneath Trident's Tomb CD/LP (Century Media)
New album from the black metal supergroup.

>Tycho
– Awake CD/LP (Ghostly International)
For years, Tycho was the solo musical alias of graphic designer Scott Hansen/ISO 50, but for
Awake, a three-piece band has joined him. Relating closer to post-rock than ambient soundscapes, the record is situated in the present, sounding more like Hansen than drawing from his influences.
>Colin Vallon/Patrice Moret/Julian Sartorius
– Le Vent CD (ECM)
Like the wind celebrated in the title track, the Colin Vallon Trio has a subtle, insinuating power. From a still and silent place its music may breathe gently, or steadily build pressure until attaining an eruptive forcefulness. This sense of poetic compression and quiet relentlessness was evident on the ECM debut
Rruga, but with leader Vallon now writing almost all of the program and new drummer Julian Sartorius detailing its floating rhythms, the Swiss trio has entered a brave new space where touch and inflection are more important than a solo gesture.
>The War On Drugs
– Lost In A Dream CD/LP (Secretly Canadian)
These tunes reveal a careful and thrilling reinvention of the sound that's become The War On Drugs' trademark. The signature meld of long tones and scattershot layers still stands, with phantom drum machines and organ lines dotting the musical middle distance all across
Lost In The Dream.
>White Suns
– Totem CD/LP (The Flenser)
Totem is rock music realizing its obsolescence; the work of a band compelled to mutate. Exploring the intersection of punk and electronics, White Suns sculpt organic noise with detuned guitars, amplified drums and makeshift electronics, oscillating between crushingly dense assaults and articulate hushed passages.

>Woo
– When The Past Arrives CD/LP (Drag City)
Emboldened by the success of the recent reissue of
It's Cosy Inside, brothers Mark & Clive Ives had a listen to hundreds of previously unreleased tracks recorded in the ‘70s and ‘80s to assemble their first new record in two decades. When The Past Arrives is a collection of deceptively airy jams that are at once addictive and crystalline.
>Y.G.
– My Krazy Life CD (Def Jam)
New a collaboration between Pu$haz Ink and Jeezy's Atlanta-based CTE label. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three bonus tracks.

>John Zorn
- Fragmentations, Prayers, & Interjections CD (Tzadik)
The first release of Zorn's orchestral work in over 15 years.


DVD + Blu-ray:
>The Dukes Of September (Donald Fagen/Michael McDonald/Boz Scaggs)
– DVD/Blu-ray (429)
Filmed in November of 2012, this concert features The Dukes Of September’s dynamic rock and soul revue with not only showcasing their well-known hits such as “Reelin’ In The Years," “Lido Shuffle" and “Takin’ It To The Streets," but also forays into rock and R&B gems such as “Sweet Soul Music" and “Love T.K.O." 90 minutes.


Vinyl:
>Bjelland Brothers/Taste Of New York
- Sparkling Apple Juice b/w Can We Stay With You? (Split) 7" (Drag City)
Curated by Fred Armisen himself under his "Hometown Heroes" imprint, both Bjelland Brothers and Taste Of New York are little-heard pop music classics. If you've seen Fred's SNL skits, then you know these bands.

>Burnt Ones
– Gift LP (Castle Face)
A potent blend of wide-eyed strummers on shifting sands is punctuated by blinking oscillators, left turns into wispy sound collage and tape manipulations, drug-rug-wrapped lushness and telephone whispers from a supremely stoned sounding Mark Tester, the guide through this cultish and vaguely sinister headphone-scape. CD version due March 25.

>Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
– Requiem (For Violin & Magnetic Tape) 10"+MP3 (Infinite Greyscale)
Cantu-Ledesma (The Alps, Tarentel) delivers a darkly beautiful and plaintive piece built of violin and tape loops. One-sided canary yellow vinyl.

>John Coltrane
– Dakar [Reissue/1957] LP (Fantasy)
For several reasons, Dakar occupies a sweet spot in John Coltrane s discography of the 1950s. The album places him in the context of two other saxophonists, baritone players, Cecil Payne and Pepper Adams, and a rhythm section comprised of Prestige all-stars Mal Waldron on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. The setting yields tough-and-lovely ensemble work on almost every tune.

>Converge
– Live At The BBC 7" (Deathwish)
Live in the studio renditions of "Dark Horse," "Axe To Fall," "Damages," as well as a rare, electrified version of "Hanging Moon" (the original
You Fail Me recording features only acoustic guitars).
>The Cramps
– Flame Job [Reissue/1994] LP (Drastic Plastic)
On their self-produced sixth studio album,
Flamejob, The Cramps returned to their punk/rockabilly-esque style, and of course, ratchet up the sexual double entendre. Available on HQ-200gm black or 150gm opaque red vinyl.
>Current 93
– I Am The Last Of All The Field That Fell: A Channel 2xLP (Spheres)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. David Tibet's collaborators this time around include Nick Cave, John Zorn, Andrew Liles, James Blackshaw, and members of The Groundhogs and Comus.

>Direct Effect
– Sunburn LP (Tiny Engines)
Youthful and reckless noise rock -- loud to say the least -- existing somewhere between ‘80s hardcore and ‘90s Nirvana worship.

>The Ex
– How Thick You Think b/w That’s Not A Virus 7" (Ex Records)
Two blinding new tracks by The Ex.

>Ex Hex
– Hot & Cold 7"+MP3 (Merge)
Ex Hex is a power trio hailing from Washington, DC, featuring Mary Timony (Helium, Wild Flag), Betsy Wright, amd Laura Harris.

>Funkadelic
– Funkadelic [Reissue/1970] LP (4 Men With Beards)
New color (yellow and red opaque) vinyl reissue of the 1970 debut from Detroit's nastiest, most shredding progenitors of funk-rock.

>Gluebag
– Confused [2008] LP (Framework)
This Western Massachusetts three-piece blends the songwriting of late-‘60s rock with the urgency of American hardcore punk. Fans of Neil Young, Dead Moon take note.

>Josefus
– Dead Man [Reissue/1970] LP (Numero)
Dead Man is a 13th Floor Elevator descent headlong into southern-fried bloody Sabbath. Released on the Hookah imprint in 1970, the LP's gaping cranium cover, sludged-up blues, and bone-bleached riffs outsold Let It Be, if only locally, being far "too psychedelic" and skull-crushing for Houston's International Artists label to touch.
>MØ
- No Mythologies To Follow LP (RCA)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Debut album from the 24-year-old Danish singer/songwriter is a unique blend of bedroom beats, soul/punk/electro/R&B and pop harmonies.

>Motorjesus
– Electric Revelation LP (Artoffact Records)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Twelve tracks of explosive heavy metal, howling stoner-rock, and riff-crunching mania.

>Lips N’ Ass
– 2 Song 7" (Sixgunlover)
With respectful nods to the likes of The Soft Boys, Captain Beefheart, The New York Dolls and The Minutemen, this brand new act provides an excitingly fresh take on all established rock & roll. Jarring, yet danceable rhythms support simple guitar parts that quickly morph into controlled chaos.

>Brad Mehldau + Mark Guiliana
– Mehliana: Taming The Dragon LP (Nonesuch)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Mehliana is the debut album from the new electric duo of Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana. The two have been performing for several years, including a brief US tour this fall, with Mehldau playing Fender Rhodes and synthesizers and Guiliana on drums and effects, as they are on the record.
>Nillson
– Aerial Ballet [Reissue/1968] LP (Sundazed)
Nillson – Pandemonium Shadow Show [Reissue/1971] LP (Sundazed)
HQ-180gm mono editions.

>Johnny Noise
– The Day Is Coming LP (Siltbreeze)
For the discerning pinetoppers of contemporary, post-everything aggro grit, the name Johnny Noise should be synonymous with the sound of grizzled, sonic élan. One of the principal constructors of Los Llamarada’s estimable creepy crawl, Noise’s guitar howls and snarls went deep in guiding that band’s portent vision of bleak, psychedelic ache. And now he’s cast all his brut-moderne madrigals—drums, strings, vocals, the whole shebang—into a solo cauldron of hairy, distempered muzz for your consumption. Sounding like a lurching composite of Randy Holden, Bruce Gilbert, Steve Hall and Eric Hysteric, The Day Is Coming is the out-of-nowhere masterpiece of 2014 no one saw coming.

>David Novick
– Your Sister’s Hand LP (God? Records)
Your Sister's Hand stands distinctly from his debut, bringing the deep-country campfire folk vibe in from the great out-of-doors, where the shape of the sound is more defined and more pronounced, forward and colorful in arrangement, all of which allows the songs to shine brighter. Released on Ty Segall’s God? imprint.
>Nina Persson
– Animal Heart LP (The End)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Nina Persson, lead singer of The Cardigans and A Camp, presents her debut solo album.

>The Residents
– Santa Dog [Reissue/1972] 2x7" (Superior Viaduct)
First-time vinyl reissue of The Resident’s landmark debut from 1972. A fully-formed avant-garde pastiche of musique concrète, Raymond Scott-esque exotica, television sound effects and the group's own mutilated take on rock & roll that later became their trademark aesthetic.

>The Residents
– Residue Of The Residents [Reissue/1983] 2xLP (Superior Viaduct)
First-time vinyl reissue of the late '70s/early '80s Residents compilation. 14 bonus tracks including classics "Loser = Weed" and 1980’s
Subterranean Modern compilation tracks.
>Rob
– Maniac [OST] LP (Death Waltz)
As is with many genre scores of recent times, Rob's score is heavily indebted to the synth sounds of the ‘80s. It's a really striking piece of work, absolutely grimy and sleazy and appropriately murderous, but with a real sense of melody. Behind the echoing electronics, there are flickers of humanity and even regret. But Rob also presents moments of euphoria, cemented with the floor-shaking finale “Juno," with Chloe Alper's amazing Goldfrapp-esque vocals. HQ-180gm on frosted clear wax.

>Gabriel Saloman
– Riots Don’t Just Happen 10" (Infinite Greyscale)
Saloman (Yellow Swans) begins “Riots Don't Just Happen" with a shuddering drum roll before settling into a series of brooding, rumbling guitar drones. One-sided cherry red vinyl.

>Silver Fox
– Silver Fox LP (Upset The Rhythm)
Debut full-length from UK-based noisy pop band. Wistful and intuitive rock sketches with a hefty dose of dream-pop.

>Still Sweet
– Pirouette 7" (Edible Onion)
Still Sweet is equally indebted to the influences of ‘60's girl groups and synth pop. The A-side is a sad and wistful tango centered on interweaving guitar, harp, and synth parts and features hollowed harmonies in a lonesome chorus. The B-side is even more subdued, a guitar based waltz that straddles the line between a pleasant stroll and a self-defeated crawl, a quick rumination on death both hopeful and cynical that briefly builds into layers of organ and synth textures before fading out to a lullaby.

>Sunn O))) & Ulver
– Terrestrials LP (Southern Lord)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New collaboration between two of the most respected avant-metal bands in the underground. Three movements which are fluid like the flow of magma beneath the Earth's crust, sonically uninhibited, unpredictably cosmic, haunting and stirring yet simultaneously ceremonious and beautiful.

>Tadzio
– Queen Of The Invisible LP (Edible Onion)
Tadzio is a collaboration between visual artist and vocalist/violinist Mandy Katz and pianist Ross Lipton.
Queen Of The Invisible is an episodic suite that inhabits the terrain between dissonance and harmony, narrative and fragmentation, and features lush orchestral instrumentation.
>Twin Forks
– Twin Forks LP (Dine Alone)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Twin Forks are Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional) Suzie Zeldin (The Narrative), Ben Homola (Bad Books), and Jonathan Clark.

>Unwound
– Rat Conspiracy 3xLP (Numero)
Second installment in Numero's exhaustive four-part Unwound reissue undertaking. The band's advancing threat is captured in 32 tracks, a trove of house-show B&W period photographs, and a vivid 10,000-word narrative by latter-day Unwound diarist David Wilcox.
Rat Conspiracy, its name a one-time working title for their 1993 debut -- the earliest Kill Rock Stars LP -- brings the roiling, watershed Fake Train into natural integration with its sibling record, 1994's New Plastic Ideas. Both get exacting remaster and replica sleeve treatment, while the set's third LP tracks the band’s restless work toward synthesis with the Mkultra & Negated 7" material, previously unissued radio sessions, indie compilation rarities, and the spidery Minutemen cover "Plight."
>Dean Wareham
– Dean Wareham LP (Double Feature)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Debut solo album from the former Galaxie 500/Luna frontman (following last year’s mini-album
Emancipated Hearts). Nine new songs produced by Jim James (My Morning Jacket). Personnel include bassist Britta Philips and drummer Anthony LaMarca with Jim James on keyboards, guitars and backing vocals.
>Warm Soda
– Young Reckless Hearts LP (Castle Face)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Second album of power pop perfection from Matthew Melton's latest group. “Melton’s talent, and he’s full of it, lies in the ability to write songs with irresistible melodies, carried and enlightened by a devastating art and sense of the riff. This delicious recipe takes him on a rock and roll, power pop and glam sauce, supported by a hilarious
Rock And Roll High School-esque aesthetics as you can see in the video clips or material of all his projects." – Foggygirlsclub.blogspot.com
>Kanye West
- 808s & Heartbreak [Reissue/2008] 2xLP+CD (Def Jam)
Kanye’s 2008 album is available once again on vinyl.

>White Murder
– White Murder LP (Razorcake)
Take the L.A. that Dangerhouse captured, double the Exene, strain it through John Reis' exotic take on the California sun, pour in a brown Bronco's worth of Long Beach, and enjoy the shadowy, hostile, born-in-a-bar elegance of White Murder. Songs that simultaneously latch and push away, the waves break and vanish, but the cracks in the sidewalk just keep getting bigger.
released 11 MARCH 2014
>311 – Stereolithic CD/2xLP (311 Music)
Eleventh album from the alt-rock quintet.

>Addictive
– Kick M Hard (Rebooted Edition) 2xCD (Divebomb)
Digitally remastered double-CD containing both albums from the Australian thrash metal band:
Pity Of Man (1989) and Kick ‘Em Hard (1993). Combining all the best elements of early Metallica, Kreator, and Megadeth, Addictive were a band surely on the rise, but the shifting tides of the music industry unfortunately left them drifting aimlessly by the mid-'90s.
>Ambrose Akinmusire
– The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint CD (Blue Note)
Trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire returns an impressive and expansive new album that broadens the palette of his firebrand quintet with the addition of guitarist Charles Altura, the OSSO String Quartet, and vocalists Becca Stevens, Theo Bleckmann, and Cold Specks.

>Architects (UK)
– Lost Forever // Lost Together CD/LP (Epitaph)
The sixth album from Brighton, England-based metalcore outfit is a blend of brutal, thundering metal and melody-spiked hardcore with heavy riffs and intricate arrangements inspired by artists as unlikely as Sigur Ros.

>Axemen
– Derry Legend CD/LP+MP3 (Luxury Productions)
Digitally remastered edition of this rare album from the New Zealand indie band. Derry Legend was one of Kurt Cobain's top NZ platters and a staple of his mixtapes. "An album simmering with background chaos worthy of prime-era Buttholes or Royal Trux. The real surprise is how
Derry Legend clears room for pop chops, making it possible to see the Axemen's relation to bands like the Clean and The Gordons." -- Byron Coley/Forced Exposure Magazine
>Battleme
– Future Runs Magnetic CD/LP (El Camino Media, LLC)
There aren't a lot of frills or gimmicks surrounding Battleme's second album
Future Runs Magnetic because, simply put, the music speaks for itself. Bombastic, driving and powerful, the album is a timeless collection of rock anthems.
>Bayeté (Todd Cochran)
– Worlds Around The Sun [Reissue/1972] CD (Omnivore)
The music world of the early-1970s was a time of experimentation and activism. When listeners heard Santana play "Free Angela" on their classic 1973 release
Lotus, few, if any knew the song was originally released by its writer, Todd Cochran, a year before. Worlds Around The Sun was recorded and issued on Prestige Records in 1972 by Todd Cochran (as Bayeté). Not only did the young protégé write all of the album's material, he also produced and played keyboards on it, along with other jazz greats including a young Bobby Hutcherson on vibes. The combination of jazz and groove, anchored by Cochran's pumping Rhodes and clavinet have made Worlds Around The Sun a sought-after collector’s album.
>Big Eyes
– Almost Famous CD (Grave Mistake)
Sophomore full length finds Big Eyes stepping up their game with a more definitive sound and unified vision. Drawing a hard rock influence while maintaining their well-loved pop sensibility and punk edge, they are inspired by bands like Kiss and Blue Oyster Cult, as well as The Nerves and The Undertones. The trio tastefully embraces the more glamorous aspects of rock & roll without compromising the attitude and grit.

>Aloe Blacc
– Lift Your Spirit CD/LP (Interscope)
Brand new album from the soul singer/songwriter features the hits "The Man" and an acoustic version of "Wake Me Up."

>Black Hat
– Thought Of Two CD/LP (Hausu Mountain)
Composed within an intricate system of digital processes and synth hardware, Black Hat’s debut LP is the culmination of the project's tonal explorations and structural decisions. Sophisticated rhythmic grids and detailed lead voices, congealing and conflicting in unpredictable fashion, propelling each track through diverse atmospheres and textures.

>Chicago
– Live In Japan [Reissue/1972] 2xCD (Rhino)
Chicago Live In Japan is a double-CD reissue of their live shows recorded in Japan in June of 1972. The album features live versions of their hits and key album tracks from their early Chicago Transit Authority-era through to
Chicago V, including "Make Me Smile," "Saturday In The Park," "Dialogue," "Beginnings" and more.
>Coke Bust
– Confined Anthology CD (Grave Mistake)
28-song CD collecting the past two years of the band's output onto one release. A much needed document of one of Washington DC's best and most active hardcore bands.

>Nat King Cole
– En Español CD (Jackpot)
Inspired by a Latin American tour, Nat King Cole recorded three collections of songs in Spanish between 1958 and 1962, starting with
Cole Español, which reached the Top 10 in the American LP charts. All the songs from that album are included here along with the best tracks from his subsequent Spanish-language records. The singer didn't speak Spanish at all and learned the lyrics phonetically. Nevertheless he offered vivid and personal interpretations of classic Latin numbers.
>Colin Edwin/Lorenzo Feliciati
– Twinscapes CD/LP (Rarenoise)
New collaboration between two acclaimed bassists: Italian Lorenzo Feliciati (of the adventurous jazz rock band Naked Truth and the intensely searching nu jazz group Berserk!) and Australian Colin Edwin (of the longstanding prog rock band Porcupine Tree and the heavy-duty, experimental Metallic Taste Of Blood as well as Ex-Wise Heads and Burnt Belief).

>Cowboy Troy
– King Of Clubs CD (WB)
New album from the country music rapper.

>Dirty Guv'Nahs
– Hearts On Fire CD (Summertown)
New release from the roots rockers from Knoxville, TN.

>Elbow
– The Takeoff And Landing Of Everything CD/LP (Concord)
"Elbow do cloud-scraping bombast as well as any of their peers – with the bonus that frontman Guy Garvey is the sort of every-bloke you can imagine sipping bitter with. Along with the uplift, however, the Mancunians have a tendency to brood which has arguably served as a drag on their progress … Make no mistake, this is a bleak record, a paean to middle years ennui, the slow realization that, actually, there are no more second chances. You’ve made your bed and here you will stay." – Hot Press

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Sara Evans – Slow Me Down CD (Sony Nashville)
New album from the contemporary country singer.

>The Everly Brothers
– Songs Our Daddy Taught Us [Reissue/1958] CD (Varèse Sarabande)
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1958 album, the second from the legendary country/pop/rock & roll duo.
Songs Our Daddy Taught Us is a selection of songs that the brothers learned as boys from their father, Ike Everly.
>Falls
– Into The Fire CD (Verve)
Australian duo Falls is Melinda Kirwin and Simon Rudston-Brown, who once found themselves in a relationship, but split-up before ever thinking about writing music together. The end of their romantic relationship marked the beginning of their musical careers, when they quickly began writing folk tunes and touring with the likes of The Lumineers, Of Monsters And Men, and Passenger. With influences like Crosby, Stills & Nash, their sound is reminiscent of The Civil Wars, Lord Huron, and Fleetwood Mac.

>Jackson C. Frank
– Fixin’ To Die CD (Secret)
16 rare tracks of early recordings. Having flourished on the mid-1960s folk scene in London, Jackson C. Frank became a well-known face, establishing himself as a song-writer of beautiful songs and befriending a myriad of up and coming British and American songwriters and singers, only to succumb to stage fright and eventual depression during his upward trajectory. His dark, melancholic acoustic songs spoke of a deeper pain that had haunted him and would continue to for many years to come.

>Free Nelson Mandoomjazz
- Shape Of Doomjazz To Come & Saxophone Giganticus CD/LP (Rarenoise)
With a crunching sound that is as teeth-chatteringly heavy as metal icons like Slayer and Megadeth, or ferocious grindcore groups like Napalm Death and Brutal Truth, yet is imbued with the freedom principle of such avant-garde jazz icons as saxophonists Marshall Allen, Albert Ayler and Peter Brötzmann, this formidable instrumental power trio from Scotland drops a provocative new double-EP.

>Grinder
– Dead End [Reissue/1989] CD (Divebomb)
German band Grinder released three albums worth of in-your-face thrash/speed metal during their brief existence. This reissue of their sophomore album includes nine bonus tracks.

>Peter Hammel & Gary Lucas
– Other World CD/LP (Cherry Red)
Stunning new collaborative album from Van Der Graff Generator member Peter Hammel and Gary Lucas (frequent Jeff Buckley collaborator).

>Havenside
– Living Our Darkest Days CD/LP (Innerstrength)
New release from the Sacramento, CA hardcore band.

>Inferno
- Pioneering Work: 56 Song Discography 2xCD (Beer City)
Digitally remastered double-disc anthology by the seminal early '80s German hardcore band. The 56 songs spread over two discs include all the band’s full lengths; split releases (including a split in 1985 with Japan's Execute) and most compilation tracks (including the 1984 compilation
Welcome To 1984 released on Maximum Rock 'n' Roll and the infamous 1985 release of Cleanse The Bacteria.
>Lena Horne
– Lena On The Blue Side [Reissue/1962] CD (Sepia Recordings)
Apart from a long-deleted Japanese reissue from 1991, this 1962 album by Lena Horne makes its CD debut in the Western world with eight bonus tracks. The bonus tracks are from Horne’s single releases, all making their CD debut, including four songs from her Broadway musical success Jamaica that were recorded with Neal Hefti for the pop world and not included in the subsequent Broadway cast album.

>Christine Jensen
– Habitat CD (Justin Time)
Jensen’s previous album,
Treelines, won the 2010 Juno Award and the Opus Award for Jazz Album Of The Year, as well as topping several national and international best of lists. "Always a compelling writer, capable of strong lyricism combined with harmonic invention and plenty of narrative twists and turns, Jensen’s music not only impresses on a first encounter, but reveals more with each and every listen." -- All About Jazz
>Hari Kondabolu
– Waiting For 2042 CD (Kill Rock Stars)
Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based comic who was discovered in Seattle by the HBO Comedy Festival in 2006 while working as an immigrant rights organizer. He was recently a writer and correspondent for the Chris Rock-produced
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on the FX network. He has also performed on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver’s New York Standup Show and has his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special.
>Sonja Kristina
– Sonja Kristina [Reissue/1980] CD (Angel Air)
Sonja Kristina fronted Curved Air from its inception in 1970 until its split in 1976. She then embraced the vibrant music of the late ‘70s and formed her own band Sonja Kristina's Escape (whilst her husband Stewart Copeland formed The Police). The album
Sonja Kristina was released in 1980 and whilst it is credited to Sonja it is really the band Sonja Kristina Escape who established themselves as one of the strongest bands on the club circuit in the late ‘70s.
>KXM
– KXM CD (Rat Pak)
KXM is a supergroup featuring guitar legend George Lynch, longtime Korn drummer Ray Luzier and Kings X bassist/singer Dug Pinnick.

>Laibach
– Spectre CD/LP (Mute)
New release from the Slovenian noisemakers.
Spectre is Laibach's first studio album since 2006's Volk, and the follow up to the original soundtrack for Iron Sky.
>Ledisi
– The Truth CD (Verve)
Ledisi’s new album is filled not only with her trademark soaring ballads but also a generous collection of up-tempo, beat-driven celebrations of love and lust. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three bonus tracks.

>Metronomy
– Love Letters CD/LP (New Elektra)
The brainchild of Devon-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Joseph Mount, Metronomy first scored widespread attention for their eclectic electronica and inventive remixes of artists including Gorillaz, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lykke Li, and Franz Ferdinand.

>MØ
- No Mythologies To Follow CD (RCA)
Debut album from the 24-year-old Danish singer/songwriter is a unique blend of bedroom beats, soul/punk/electro/R&B and pop harmonies. Vinyl version due March 18.

>Thelonious Monk
- Unissued Live At Newport 1958-59 CD (In Crowd)
Contains Monk's splendid and also unissued quartet concert at the same festival the following year. As a bonus, the only two existing tracks featuring Monk with the Duke Ellington band recorded at Newport '62 also appear here for the first time on CD.

>Derrick Morgan
– Shake A Leg CD/LP (Secret)
Compilation of early reggae and ska tracks by Derrick Morgan, featuring "The Hop," "Fat Man," "Shake A Leg" and "Forward March" (a song about Jamaican Independence). Compiled from the famous Blue Beat Records.

>Motorjesus
– Electric Revelation CD (Artoffact Records)
Twelve tracks of explosive heavy metal, howling stoner-rock, and riff-crunching mania. Vinyl version due March 18.

>Nedavine
– At Rest CD (Ay)
Drawing on a wide range of influences as diverse as Steve Reich to Public Enemy, Nedavine began getting involved with various online music projects and appearing on CD's alongside big name artists such as Venetian Snares. His music comes with a distinctly hip-hop feel and yet runs extremely heavy on the electronic side of things. Melodies abound around the sound of old broken keyboards and rattled drum machines.

>Night Birds
– Other Side Of Darkness CD/LP (Grave Mistake)
Night Birds – Born To Die In Suburbia CD/LP (Grave Mistake)
Night Birds – Fresh Kills Vol. 1 CD/LP (Grave Mistake)
A non-stop, demented thrill ride of high-octane surf-inspired punk, delivered with urgent and unmistakable precision.

>Ozomatli
- Place In The Sun CD/LP (Vanguard)
L.A.'s Latin alternative stalwarts make their Vanguard debut with this sun-soaked mélange of rock, cumbia, hip-hop, funk, dub, and all-around goodness.

>David Pack
– David Pack’s Napa Crossroads CD (Concord Jazz)
Napa Crossroads is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between five prestigious wineries -- Silver Oak, Far Niente, Pride Mountain, Gargiulo Vinyards, and Casa Piena -- and David Pack, legendary producer, vocalist, and hit-maker (former singer-songwriter Ambrosia,) who conceived and produced the project. Guest stars include The Doors' Ray Manzarek, Bela Fleck, Alan Parsons, Todd Rundgren, David Benoit, Billy Dean, Larry Carlton, Doyle Dykes, Mindi Abair, Robert Schwartzman, Cage The Elephant's Lincoln Parish, Rick Braun and others.
>Peak Twins
– Peak Twins CD/LP (Bedroom Suck)
Peak Twins are Joel Carey and Liam Kenny. A cover of the Fred Neil Torch song "The Dolphins" accompanies eight original numbers, including the previously released 7" single, "Steppin’ Off." The
Peak Twins LP does not have two lead singers -- it is fronted by a lone, powerful voice, supported by choir-strength backing, swimming in a sea of angelic guitars and flatfoot drumming.
>Portal
– For All That’s Damned To Vanish CD (Vic)
The long-awaited second album from the melodic death metal band -- their first in 13 years.

>Prince Fatty & Mungo's Hi Fi
– Prince Fatty CD/LP (Mr. Bongo)
Prince Fatty faces off against the mighty Mungo’s Hi Fi Soundsystem. Mungo's Hi Fi champion the evolution reggae, dub and dancehall music and are re-invigorating soundsystem culture.

>Psyclon Nine
- Disorder: The Shadow Sessions CD (Metropolis)
Companion remix album to
Order Of The Shadow: Act 1 contains 11 remixes featuring mixes by Alien Vampires, Dismantled, Life Cried, and others.
>Rough Francis
– Maximum Soul Power CD/LP (Riot House)
Fueled by ‘70s proto-punk, Motown, the British Invasion and '80s hardcore, Rough Francis continue to prove an overwhelmingly powerful force onstage. They have shared stages with Mos Def, Agent Orange, Death, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Fishbone, The Dictators and many others.

>Robin Saville
– Public Flowers CD (Second Language)
Robin Saville has been plying his electronic wares as one half of electronic luminaries Isan for over fifteen years. Earning a reputation for bringing an emotional dimension to music with a reputation for the cerebral, Isan have claimed to be in the business of making easy listening out of difficult sounds.

>Christian Scalas
– Winter CD (Ay)
Winter is Scalas's first album and features ten tracks influenced by Massive Attack, Hans Zimmer, Brian Eno, Deep Forest, Vangelis, Bjork and many more.
>School Jerks
– School Jerks CD/LP (Grave Mistake)
Rawer than raw punk, harder than hardcore, this is primal hardcore punk stripped to the core leaving very little room for misinterpretation.

>Gil Scott-Heron
– Pieces Of A Man [Reissue/1972] CD/LP (Beat Goes Public)
New reissue of Gil Scott-Heron's 1972 album taken from the original master tapes and featuring three songs (two previously unreleased) by Gil's college group Black And Blues. The booklet features an in-depth song analysis. The album features many of Gil's most important early songs including "Home Is Where The Hatred Is," "Lady Day & John Coltrane" and "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised."

>Sid Selvidge
– The Cold Of Morning [Reissue/1976] CD/LP (Omnivore)
Sid Selvidge's
The Cold Of The Morning is a mid-'70s Memphis classic. Recorded in 1975, Selvidge and producer Jim Dickinson (Big Star, Ry Cooder, The Replacements) created a 12-track song cycle, captured live in the studio with Selvidge on vocals and guitar, plus Dickinson on piano with Memphis' iconic Mudboy and the Neutrons on two tracks.
>Klaus Shulze
- La Vie Electronique Vol. 14 3xCD (Made In Germany Music)
Collects recordings from the years 1993 to 1999.

>The Shrine
– Bless Off CD/LP (Tee Pee)
Undoubtedly one of America's hottest underground bands, The Shrine play loud, heavy rock & roll fueled by cheap beer and bad acid that combines the hook-laden appeal of ‘70s garage rock and gritty ‘80s hardcore with a skate punk energy and attitude resulting in a sound the trio describes as "psychedelic violence."

>Matt Sorum’s Fierce Joy
– Stratosphere CD (+180)
New solo release from the former Guns 'n' Roses, Velvet Revolver, and Cult drummer.

>Spotlight Kid
– Ten Thousand Hours CD (Saint Marie)
Spotlight Kid is an English five-piece who make reverb-soaked noise-pop of the finest order, with layered harmonies and swirling distorted guitars that at one time may have sat happily grinning among the Creation Records roster of the ‘90s.

>Sudden Death Of Stars
– All Unrevealed Parts Of The Unknown CD/LP (Ample Play)
Sudden Death of Stars hail from the medieval city of Rennes, France, which may explain why they sound like monks playing modern day Velvet Underground, Os Mutantes and Pentangle.

>Sultan
– Check & Mate [Reissue/1990] CD (Divebomb)
Digitally remastered deluxe edition of the Swiss power metal band's 1990 debut album.

>Tensnake
– Glow CD (Astralwerks)
Glow represents a new milestone in a career that has traveled the world’s greatest dance floors and earned Tensnake his reputation as one of house and disco’s leading producers. This debut album features an impressive range of collaborations including the almighty Nile Rodgers, three time Grammy-winning Stuart Price (AKA Jacques Lu Cont), Jamie Lidell, MNEK, Fiora, and more.
>Various Artists
– Divergent: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD (Interscope)
Tracks from: Zedd, Ellie Goulding, Pia Mia, Snow Patrol, Woodkid, Tame Impala, M83, A$AP Rocky, Skrillex, and Big Deal. Vinyl version due March 25.

>Various Artists
– Inner City Beat 2xCD/2xLP+MP3 (Soul Jazz)
Killer selection of funky, deep, rare, exciting and dancefloor heavyweight "spy themes," "detective music" and thrillers from the 1960s and 1970s. The music spans heavyweight break-beat funk, deep and heavy jazz, super-catchy mod themes, imaginary super-charged orchestral soundtracks and more.

>Various Artists
- Veronica Mars: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD (WaterTower Music)
Tracks from: Alejandro Escovedo, Emperor X, Mr. Twin Sister, ZZ Ward (ft. Freddie Gibbs), Sufjan Stevens, Max, Mackintosh Braun, Typhoon, Lou Rawls, Gregory Alan Isakov, and The Dandy Warhols.

>Dean Wareham
– Dean Wareham CD (Double Feature)
Debut solo album from the former Galaxie 500/Luna frontman (following last year’s mini-album
Emancipated Hearts). Nine new songs produced by Jim James (My Morning Jacket). Personnel include bassist Britta Philips and drummer Anthony LaMarca with Jim James on keyboards, guitars and backing vocals. Vinyl version due March 18.
>Don Williams
– Reflections CD/LP (Sugar Hill)
Country music's 'Gentle Giant' re-teams with award-winning producer Garth Fundis for
Reflections, the follow up to 2012's well-received comeback album And So It Goes.
>Various Artists
– Lou Adler: A Musical History CD (Ace Records UK)
The latest in Ace’s
Producers series contains 25 key tracks from the career of record producer, songwriter, publisher, record company owner, film director and all-round music biz mogul Lou Adler, an architect of the California sound and founder of the Dunhill and Ode record labels.
The collection spans the 1950s to the mid-1970s: from R&B stars Sam Cooke and Johnny 'Guitar' Watson to 'stoner rock' comedy duo Cheech & Chong and Sweet Transvestite from the US production of the
Rocky Horror Show.
>Various Artists
- Young Money: The Rise Of An Empire CD (Universal Republic)
Features Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Gudda Gudda, Shanell, Lil Twist, Christina Milian, and new Young Money signee Euro. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three bonus tracks. "Lil Wayne's Young Money label celebrated the potential of its budding roster back in 2009 with an excellent compilation called
We Are Young Money; the project showcased Nicki Minaj and Drake before they'd reached stratospheric levels of celebrity. Five years later, they follow the record up with a new compilation." -- Pitchfork

DVD + Blu-ray:
>Eric Clapton
– The Story Of… DVD (Laser Media)
Contains accounts of rarely seen/heard stories, interviews and live performances from Clapton’s early days. 60 minutes.

>Eric Clapton
– The 1970s Review DVD (Sexy Intellectual)
This documentary follows Clapton's journey through the ‘70s, from his immersion in musical collectives such as Delaney & Bonnie & Friends and Derek And The Dominoes, through his re-emergence in 1974 as a phenomenally successful solo artist and onwards across a series of critically acclaimed albums and tours in the latter half of the decade which cemented EC's reputation as not just a extraordinary musician but as a composer of majestic material and a performer of quite startling intensity. Featuring new and archive interviews, rare performance footage, contributions from the likes of Bonnie Bramlett, Bobby Whitlock, The Albert Brothers, George Terry, Willie Perkins, Bill Halverson, Clapton biographer Marc Roberty and others, plus a host of other features. 151 minutes.

>Inside Llewyn Davis
– DVD/Blu-ray (Sony Pictures)
An aspiring singer-songwriter navigates the 1960s folk-music scene in New York City's Greenwich Village. Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund and Justin Timberlake.

>Steve Martin Featuring Steep Canyon Rangers With Edie Brickell
– Live DVD+CD/Blu-ray+CD (Rounder)
This live set captures an extraordinary performance at the historic Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside California last fall. The live performance was recorded for PBS Great Performances and features material from Martin and Brickell’s Grammy-nominated album
Love Has Come For You, as well as music from Martins Grammy-nominated collaboration with The Steep Canyon Rangers, Rare Bird Alert, and his Grammy Award winning album The Crow: New Songs For the Five-String Banjo.
>Thin Lizzy
– The Story Of… DVD (Laser Media)
Live performances from the legendary Irish rock group + interview clips with the group members who survived front man Phil Lynott. Also included are comments on the band's influence by celebrities. A rare musical document. 50 minutes.

>Muddy Waters
– Blow Wind Blow DVD (Blueline)
Classic live performances from the blues legend, recorded at three separate gigs between 1960 and 1977. Tracks include "Got My Mojo Working," "Back At the Chicken Shack" and "Blow Wind Blow." 44 minutes.

>The Who
– Sensation: The Story Of The Who’s Tommy DVD/Blu-ray (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
This new film explores the background, creation and impact of The Who’s landmark 1969 rock opera through new interviews with Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, archive interviews with the late John Entwistle, and contributions from engineer Bob Pridden, artwork creator Mike McInnerney plus others involved in the creation of the album and journalists who assess the album’s historic and cultural impact. 113 minutes.


Vinyl:
>Alsarah And The Nubatones
– Silt LP (Wonderwheel Music)
Described as "East African retro pop," Alsarah And The Nubatones’ music harkens back to the hazy sounds of 1960s and ‘70s Nubian music with it’s haunting instrumentation, soaring vocal melodies, and pentatonic arrangements.

>David Bowie
– Rebel Rebel 7" (Rhino)
40
th anniversary picture disc. Original single mix b/w remixed US version.
>Clark
– Superscope 12" (Warp)
Hard biting white noise and cutting synths unite over a sputtering female vocal that would work themselves into an Underground Resistance set as easily as contemporary producers like Jacques Greene and the Night Slugs camp.

>Dragging An Ox Through Water
– Panic Sentry LP (Mississippi/Eggy)
A weird mix of rock solid songwriting with guitar accompaniment and music concrete. Deep and heavy vocals, making for a pretty melancholy record, but never with a dull moment.

>Nancy Dupree & The Ghetto Reality Youngsters
– Ghetto Reality LP (Mississippi/Moi J’Connais)
In 1969, Nancy Dupree was running an after school music program in Rochester, NY. She helped the kids in the program write songs that related to their own experiences and feelings. The results are really something else; black power anthems, odes to stealing candy, a beautiful tribute to James Brown, and an even more beautiful tribute to Martin Luther King. Not a novelty record with kids being goofy but rather a heartfelt work of art.

>Dwarves
– The Dwarves Must Die [Reissue/2004] LP (MVD)
Deluxe vinyl reissue of the Dwarves' 2004 magnum opus. Originally released on Sympathy For The Record Industry and long out of print, this reissue compiles the whole album plus two awesome bonus tracks. Full bore punk rock meets noise and garage rock and all the sleaze you fit on a 12" piece of vinyl.

>Simon Finn
– Pass The Distance [Reissue/1970] LP (Little Big Chief)
Limited vinyl LP repressing of this rarity from the British singer/songwriter. Recorded in Chalk Farm Studios in London by Vic Keary for his Mushroom imprint (also home to Chillum and Second Hand),
Pass The Distance sees landless folkie Simon Finn chase, tumble down and ultimately ravage his beasties and neuroses in a myriad of gripping and frequently terrifying ways. File awkwardly between Leonard Cohen's Songs From A Room and Kenneth Higney.
>Flying Eyes
– Lowlands LP (Noise Solution)
Heavy psych rock from Baltimore.

>Flyying Colors
– Flyying Colors LP (Shelflife)
True to their name, Flyying Colours unashamedly display their influences in this debut: tone bending MBV/Swervedriver guitars, Ride's bass hooks and the familiar soft hush of early '90s male/female vocals.

>Giobia
– Introducing Night Sound LP (Sireena)
Intense Italian neo-psych rock inspired by the late ‘60s and shoegaze.

>Government Warning
– No Moderation LP (Grave Mistake)
With blistering, no-frills early ‘80s hardcore, Government Warning adds speed and ferocity to the hook-laden So-Cal punk sensibilities of Agent Orange and Adolescents.

>Joel Grind
– Yellowgoat Sessions LP (Acid Rat)
New album from the founder of Toxic Holocaust. 10 tracks of raw and fuzzed out rock & roll/metal/punk in the vein of the first Bathory album, Motörhead, and fairly reminiscent of the demo days of Toxic Holocaust.

>Curtis Harding
– Keep On Shining 7" (Burger)
Inspired by Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Bo Diddley and B.B. King, Harding is a guitarist/singer/songwriter whose songs evoke the sound of soul from the ‘60s, with the nitty-gritty of indie music of today.

>Jerry’s Kids
– Is This My World [Reissue/1983] 2xLP (Taang!)
Vinyl reissue of the debut LP from the thrash masters, originally released in 1983 on Xclaim.

>Krampuso & Vocokesh
– Split LP (After Music)
Jazzy, improvised noise rock Krampuso is paired with the space rock offerings of Vocokesh (featuring Richard from space rock legends F/I) on this split release.

>Jason Lee & The R.I.P. Tides
- Jason Lee & The R.I.P. Tides LP (Dionysus)
Hailing from San Diego, Jason Lee & The R.I.P. Tides is a trio who deliver a raw and edgy mix to the culture of instrumental surf music. Using a blend of vintage and modern equipment, they dial in a tone that is huge.

>The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
– More Noise And Other Favorites [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (Taang!)
Vinyl reissue of the 1992 classic in a gatefold edition taken from the original masters.

>ONO
– Diegesis LP/Cassette (Moniker)
The legendary gospel noise band has never sounded so furiously focused, with warped beats remaining the adhesive, binding the band's maximalist, gestural noisemaking -- guttural bass, swooping guitar feedback, delirious chanting. This LP is the conflation of language and noise, their most aggressive, most militant document yet, digging unflinchingly at the body politic.

>Oscar Peterson
– During This Time [Reissue/1972] LP (Made In Germany Music)
An outstanding masterpiece of jazz performance from 1972 that brought together some of the most acclaimed musicians of that time. Ben Webster, who made a name for himself as one of the leading tenor saxophone players in Duke Ellington's orchestra, lends his sensitive side to extraordinary pianist Oscar Peterson.

>PINS
– Girls Like Us LP (Bella Union)
Released last week on CD -- now available on vinyl. "Although the majority of Manchester’s recent breakout bands have been cloaked in a futuristic swathe of electronica, heavy bass and samples, the arrival of PINS on the live scene back in 2011 was a definitive and standout shot in the arm for the city’s live scene. Sneering, immediately identifiable and possessing an incredible, fizzing chemistry within their sound, they immediately became a whispered name – one to find and one to follow." – Drowned In Sound

>Sabina
– Toujours LP (Bar/None)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Toujours, the first solo record from Brazilian Girls cofounder Sabina, updates the classic ye-ye music that was exploding in France, Italy and Spain in the early ‘60s. Imagine Nico and Serge Gainsbourg having cocktails.
>Scraper
– Scaper LP (Cut Rate)
"Muscular, vicious punk. The lo-fi hiss surrounding their sound is sign enough that this is a trashy rock & roll album, they seal the deal w/some laughably over-the-top violence. Vaguely threatening and ready to party." -- Pitchfork

>Sectarian Violence
– Upward Hostility LP (Grave Mistake)
Debut LP from this intercontinental straightedge hardcore band delivers some of the burliest meat and potatoes hardcore you've heard in years.

>The Shirks
– The Shirks 12" (Grave Mistake)
Trashy, fuzzed-out punk rock & roll.

>Sleeper’s Work
– No Turn Before The Shoreline LP (Primary Records)
Sleepers Work is William Flynn (St Vincent, Acrylics, Aufgang, and The Prigs), a multi-instrumentalist and producer currently calling Brooklyn home.
No Turn Before The Shoreline is the product of years of listening, collecting, questioning, splicing, synthesizing, and brilliantly combining sounds in a meticulous quest to reflect a state of truth and comfort through a highly polished musical looking glass.
>Snowmine
– Dialects LP (Mystery Buildings)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Snowmine share some insight on the recording process behind their new album
Dialects: "To give you some background on the recording, there are no foreign samples on this album. Every single sound and orchestral moment was written, arranged, and recorded by us. The goal of the album was to capture a surreal ambiance that married hyper modern ambient synth tones with vintage ‘60s sounding cinematic orchestral motifs. We recorded a choir, strings, woodwinds, and reamped synths in a church to capture truly real stereo reverbs, so in headphones you can feel physical, not artificially created space."
>Strong Intention/Department Of Correction
– Split LP (Give Praise)
Two juggernauts of US and European grind metal bring a big wall of sound of the finest in brutality.

>Various Artists [Eric Clapton]
– Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 4xLP (Rhino)
Released late last year on CD – now available on vinyl. Four-LP collection containing highlights from Clapton's celebrated music festival. Among the highlights were the surprise pairing of John Mayer and Keith Urban for the Beatles' "Don't Let Me Down," Vince Gill and Clapton taking on "Lay Down Sally," Keb Mo and Taj Mahal covering the Sleepy John Estes' song, "Diving Duck Blues," Gill performing "Tumbling Dice" with Urban and Albert Lee and members of the Allman Brothers -- Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks -- joined forces for a haunting acoustic cover of Neil Young's "The Needle And The Damage Done."

>Various Artists
- Modern Myan: The Indian Music of Chiapas, Mexico LP+7" (Mississippi/Moi J’Connais)
In the mid 1970s, Richard Alderson made these amazing recordings in Chiapas, Mexico. A very unique blend of ancient music and modern rhythms. Here we have modern Mayan people singing beautiful folk songs accompanied by guitar, ragged brass bands, and much more. A trip into a very beautiful world.

>Wild Throne
– Blood Maker 12" (Brutal Panda)
The progressive metal trio formerly known as Dog Shredder emerge with the debut EP under their new moniker. A mind bending amalgamation of progressive rock, metal, jazzy syncopations, and swirling melodies.

>Yacht Club
– Tropicana b/w Under Power 7" (Burger)
'80s-inspired electronic pop featuring Ben Cook, guitarist of F##ked Up, and the alter ego of the prolific Young Guy. Extremely catchy radio-friendly dance pop hits from Toronto's finest.
released 04 MARCH 2014
>American Authors – Oh What A Life CD (Island)
American Authors bring their own influences and experiences to the table, creating pop-flavored alt rock sprinkled with four-part harmonies, spirited lyrics, and contagious optimism.

>Bill Anderson
– Life CD (Red River Entertainment)
New album from the country music legend, featuring guest appearances by Willie Nelson, John Anderson, Vince Gill, Joey + Rory, and Dailey & Vincent.

>Arthur Beatrice
– Working Out CD/LP (Harvest)
New album from the London band ironically named after the star of
The Golden Girls. Their debut single, "Midland," drew comparisons to the xx, Warpaint, and the Sundays and the band went on to feature in the The Guardian’s ‘Bands To Watch’ column.
>Ashanti
– Braveheart CD (E1)
Fifth studio album from the Grammy- winning R&B star.

>Ava Luna
– Electric Balloon CD/LP (Western Vinyl)
After years of writing and performing, Ava Luna has refined their doo-wop soul meets punk-as-f##k aesthetic into something bold and glaringly defiant in today's indie music landscape.

>Axxa/Abraxas
– Axxa/Abraxas CD/LP (Captured Tracks)
Axxa/Abraxas is the music and art project of Ben Asbury, a 23 year old from outside Atlanta, GA. His experiences as a record collector and music obsessive from a very young age are easily evident in his debut release. Going full circle from being introduced to ‘60s pop as a kid, through his foray into punk rock at an early age, into post-rock and Elephant Six indie, right back into ‘60s psychedelia, Ben has honed his influences (Neil Young, Television Personalities), into a cohesive blend to adapt his own take on psych-influenced art-pop.

>John Baizley/Nate Hall/Mike Scheidt
– Songs Of Townes Van Zandt Vol. 2 CD (Neurot)
Neurot Recordings presents the second installment of praise to the great artist and his brokenhearted love songs and gloom-ridden tales, which now emerge through John Baizley (Baroness), Nate Hall (U.S. Christmas) and Mike Scheidt (YOB, VHÖL), in this beautifully dark tribute.

>Bear’s Den
– Without/Within CD/LP (Communion)
Of the new music Andrew Davie (vocals, guitar) notes: ‘‘the songs were in many ways our most personal yet and also our most ambitious sonically. Joey’s playing is particularly beautiful to me and his guitar and banjo melodies carry the songs so perfectly at times. Kev was experimenting more with synth bass and piano on top of drums before anyone else even picked anything up. I was experimenting for the first time in my life really on electric guitar and with delayed and reversed guitar loops. We all had our own responsibilities within this record and we all had complete belief and trust in each other. We wanted to push ourselves so that we could grow into the songs on the road and hopefully push ourselves to become a better live band because of it.''

>Blutengle
– Black Symphonies CD/CD+DVD (Out Of Line Music)
An exquisite selection of Blutengel hits and classics, reinterpreted in symphonic form. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a bonus live DVD containing the best moments from the Gothic-Meets-Klassik-show in Leipzig and as a strictly limited fan box.

>Kris Bowers
– Heroes And Misfits CD (Concord Jazz)
24-year-old Kris Bowers, winner of the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, releases his debut Concord jazz recording.

>Carla Bozulich
– Boy CD/LP+MP3 (Constellation)
Carla Bozulich, an art-punk heroine with almost three decades of exceptional, iconoclastic musical activity under her belt, presents the third record of her storied career to be issued in her own name.
Boy is Carla's self-proclaimed pop record and is a refreshing and much-needed reminder of what pop can mean in the hands of a ferociously commanding singer/lyricist who has cut her teeth on genre-bending, genre blending, and DIY production for 25 years. It is unmistakably a pop-influenced album by way of punk, avant rock and lo/mid-fi.
>Stanley Brinks
– Gin CD/LP+MP3 (Fika Recordings)
New release from the singer/songwriter formerly known as Andre Herman Dune. On
Gin, Brinks is joined by UK trio The Wave Pictures for their third album together.
>Gary Burton
- Seven Songs For Quartet & Chamber Orchestra [Reissue/1973] CD/LP (ECM)
Sounding as fresh today as it did in 1973,
Seven Songs places the Gary Burton Quartet in an orchestral context, with compositions of Michael Gibbs inspired by Messiaen and Charles Ives as well as Miles and Gil Evans and exceptional soloing by Mick Goodrick, Steve Swallow and Burton himself. The production is exemplary: Seven Songs set a new standard for recordings of orchestral jazz.
>Carnifax
– Die Without Hope CD (Nuclear Blast America)
Fifth album from the San Diego-based death core band.

>Regina Carter
– Southern Comfort CD (Sony Masterworks)
On
Southern Comfort, Detroit native Regina Carter continues the investigation of her family history, which stems from West Africa, Finland, Eastern Europe and the US Carter began this journey on her 2012 album Reverse Thread, which was a re-imagined celebration of traditional African music. Through a blend of folk songs and spirituals, she interprets her roots through a modern lens on Southern Comfort.
>Comeback Kid
– Die Knowing CD (Victory)
Fifth studio album from the Canadian hardcore/punk band.

>Creepoid
– Creepoid CD/LP (No Idea)
"Sophomore long player has more in common with ‘90s slowcore bands like Red House Painters or Low than it does most of their labelmates. They can still get intense, but in a different way. Clean guitars and dreamy vocals make up most of the album, pulling you in via entrancement rather than full-throttle attack." -- Brooklyn Vegan

>Current 93
– I Am The Last Of All The Field That Fell: A Channel CD (Spheres)
David Tibet's collaborators this time around include Nick Cabe, John Zorn, Andrew Liles, James Blackshaw, and members of The Groundhogs and Comus. Vinyl version due March 18.

>Damaged Bug
– Hubba Bubba CD/LP (Castle Face)
Recorded at home in the fall of 2013 with a variety of synthesizers, drum machines and assorted handmade electronics, Damaged Bug is Oh Sees mastermind John Dwyer’s latest bit of cracked pop alchemy.

>Bart Davenport
– Physical World CD/LP (Lovemonk) With shirts from the '60s, guitars from the '80s and the timeless voice of a real crooner, it’s a one-of-a-kind hybrid of paisley pop and sweet soul. One foot in reality, the other firmly planted in the fantasy world within the three minute pop song, Bart tells of life and love in the modern world with sincerity and a subtle sense of humor.
>Dr. John The Night Tripper
– Gris Gris [Reissue/1968] CD (Real Gone)
Gris Gris is the New Orleans term for voodoo, and one could be forgiven for thinking this album was recorded in the dead of night in one of the city’s famed graveyards. Well, it was recorded in the dead of night at Los Angeles famed Gold Star Studios, where Phil Spector recorded many of his classics. Long-time New Orleans session man Mac Rebennack wangled some free, after-hours studio time originally intended for Sonny & Cher, gathered the Los Angeles diaspora of New Orleans musicians including Jessie Hill (known for Ooh Poo Pah Doo), Shirley Goodman (of Shirley and Lee), saxman Plas Johnson and percussionist Richard Didimus Washington and adopted a new persona of Dr. John The Night Tripper, he of the feathered headdresses and name taken from an 1840s New Orleans root doctor.

>Drive-By Truckers
– English Oceans CD/LP (ATO)
Drive-By Truckers’ twelfth release is an elegantly balanced and deeply engaged new effort that finds the group refreshed and firing on all cylinders. "It can go from this chainsaw rock 'n' roll to this very delicate, pretty-sounding stuff," says Mike Cooley. (Vinyl edition also available as an ultra-limited "blue bootleg" pressing, if you’re feeling lucky.)

>Bob Dylan
– 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration 2xCD (Sony Legacy)
Performed for a sold-out audience of more than 18,000 fans and live-cast around the world, this 1993 concert brought together an unprecedented roster of artists and icons including Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, Lou Reed, The Clancy Brothers, Ritchie Havens, Johnny Winter, Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Ron Wood, Chrissie Hynde, The O'Jays, Eddie Vedder, Sinéad O'Connor, Tracy Chapman, George Harrison (then making his first US concert appearance in 18 years) and more. This reissue features remastered audio and two previously unreleased recordings from the concert's sound check: Sinéad O'Connor singing "I Believe In You" and Eric Clapton's interpretation of "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright." Also available on stand-alone DVD and Blu-ray editions.

>Each Other
– Being Elastic CD/LP (Fat Possum)
Being Elastic has a solid foundation in avant-rock-pop traditions but is thwarted from sounding like any kind of reverent tribute to what's come before by being adventurous and exploratory.
>Eagulls
– Eagulls CD/LP (Partisan)
Since forming in 2009, Leeds UK-based Eagulls have become synonymous with a discontented, disillusioned kind of anger, molded into bullets of post punk that's rife with urgency and aggression. Though they admit to 'lighter moments' on the record, compared to their live show, on the whole it's a gloomy affair.

>epic45
– Monument CDEP (Kitchen)
This collection sees epic45 stripping away the layers of processed sound and instrumentation that characterized their last album
Weathering, and reveals the bare bones of their sound. Sparse, resonant drum loops frame a bed of warm synths, chiming electric guitar and clear vocals, making these four tracks the most direct the duo have sounded yet.
>Eternal Summers
– The Drop Beneath CD/LP (Kanine)
Third album from the Roanoke, VA-based power-pop, dream-punk trio, produced by Doug Gillard (Guided By Voices, Nada Surf).

>Robben Ford
– A Day In Nashville CD/LP (Mascot)
A Day In Nashville was recorded live in a single session. Robben chose to record the album in a controlled environment but treat it like a live performance. The album features news songs by Ford along with "Cut You Loose" by harmonica great James Cotton and "Poor Kelly Blues" by Maceo Merriweather.
>Fuel
– Puppet Strings CD (Megaforce)
"Rock and roll is very much alive and well on this album," says original lead singer Brett Scallions, who co-wrote the album with guitarist Andy Andersson and bassist Brad Stewart, formerly of Shinedown. "The four of us were simply trying to write the best songs we possibly could."

>Ghostbeach
– Blonde CD (Nettwerk)
Ghost Beach, the New York-based duo of Josh Ocean & Eric "Doc" Mendelsohn, brings together the two worlds of electronic and live performance whose sound is self-described as "tropical grit pop." On their debut full-length album
Blonde, Ghost Beach once again perfects a blend of retro and futuristic soaring synth-pop, none more so evident than in the searing single "Miracle."
>Holly Golightly And The Brokeoffs
– All Her Fault CD/LP (Transdreamer)
Don’t expect
All Her Fault to sound radically different from their earlier releases. It’s still a raw, rough-hewn stew of twisted roots music forged by the duo’s distinct musical interests — Golightly listens to late ’50s/early ’60s R&B and her partner Lawyer Dave loves rock & roll. "I’m not looking to achieve something that hasn’t been achieved before," she confesses. "We just do what we do. The songs are really all that changes."
>John Gorka
– Bright Side Of Down CD (Red House)
Bright Side Of Down is a rich listening experience with that classic "Gorka-esque" sound that's witty, insightful, and universal. Featuring 11 new originals and one cover, it also includes guest vocals by Eliza Gilkyson, Claudia Schmidt, Lucy Kaplansky, and Michael Johnson.
>The Grass Roots
- Complete Original Dunhill/ABC Hit Singles CD (Real Gone Music)
After a worldwide search for the best sources available, Real Gone Music has compiled all two-dozen Dunhill/ABC hit singles (including the censored and uncensored versions of "Lets Live For Today" and their biggest smash, "Midnight Confessions"). This collection offers the truest essence of the band those hook-filled singles in that glorious, original mono sound mixed and mastered to punch through '60s and '70s AM radio.

>Grizfolk
– From The Spark CD (Virgin)
Grizfolk hail from America and Sweden, and their set exhibited a blend of the musical sensibilities
from both nations, crossing country-tinged folk harmonies with catchy electro-pop" -- Consequence Of Sound. Vinyl version due April 4.

>Billy Hart Quartet
– One Is The Other CD (ECM)
The second ECM album by the Billy Hart Quartet is a major musical statement, and one of the outstanding jazz albums of the season. The group’s reach already broad on 2011’s widely acclaimed
All Our Reasons -- is yet more expansive here. Strong compositions upon a wide swathe of the music’s history, and are distinguished by vivid and imaginative solos and wonderful interplay.
>Highasakite
– Silent Treatment CD (Propeller Recordings)
Highasakite inhabits their own rare musical landscape, a place of long dark shadows, sudden flashes of glittering light, brooding silences and unexpected explosions of fierce percussion. Imagine Phil Spector producing Cluster, with a dash of Radiohead on the side, and you’ll have the general idea, but Highasakite brings their own singular vision to the party.

>Abdullah Ibrahim
– African Piano [Reissue/1969] CD/LP (ECM)
Sometimes a musical message is so urgent that questions of recording quality are almost beside the point. Informally recorded in 1969 in a noisy club Copenhagen’s famous Jazzhus Montmartre the flavor of this album is documentary rather than luxuriantly hi-fidelity, yet the essence of Abdullah Ibrahim’s communication comes through loud and clear. The listener is drawn into the robust rhythms of his solo piano style, as he re-examines the history of jazz from a South African perspective, with echoes of songs of the townships, and vamps that hint of Monk and Duke and much more.

>Vijay Iyer
– Mutations CD (ECM)
Mutations is Vijay Iyers first album as a leader for ECM, and a recording that will widen perceptions of the pianist-composers work. At its center is Mutations I-X, a composition scored for string quartet, piano, and electronics. A major piece built out of cells and fragments, it veers through many atmospheres, from moment to moment propulsive, enveloping, lyrical, luminescent, and strangely beautiful.
>Keith Jarrett
- Arbour Zena [Reissue/1975] CD/LP (ECM)
"I consider this one of my most richly lyrical and consistently inspired works," wrote Keith Jarrett of "Mirrors," the almost half-hour long concluding piece on
Arbour Zena. Jan Garbarek’s contribution is irreplaceable and ecstatic. It is easy to agree that Arbour Zena as a whole is one of Jarrett’s most exceptional albums. Evocative writing for strings, beautiful playing by Keith and Jan and by Charlie Haden at his most soulful, and a glowing panoramic production make this 1975 recording one of the finest of the early ECMs.
>Keith Jarrett/ Dennis Russell Davies
– Ritual CD (ECM)
Keith Jarrett and conductor-pianist Dennis Russell Davies have been friends and musical comrades for forty years. In the mid-‘70s the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, under Davies direction presented Jarrett’s chamber music. In the ‘90s Jarrett recorded the Mozart piano concertos with Davies and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra. Near the beginning of their association, Jarrett invited Davies to play a composition he had written for solo piano. To listen to
Ritual is akin to experiencing the core of a Jarrett solo concert.
>Stone Jack Jones
– Ancestor CD/LP (Western Vinyl)
Based in Nashville, but raised in a coal miner's company house on the banks of Buffalo Creek, WV, Stone Jack Jones is the descendant of four generations of coal miners. After being rejected from military service in Vietnam due to epilepsy, and discouraged from pursuing the coal mining business, Jack decided to start wandering. By the time he landed in Nashville, where he met Roger Moutenot, Patty Griffin, and Kurt Wagner, Jack had worked as a carny, an escape artist, a ballet dancer, a professional lute player, and even owned a strip club.

>The King Blues
– The Future Is Not What It Used To Be CD (Liason)
It is easy to hear the influences of Public Enemy, The Clash, The Specials, Black Flag and The Pogues. Although the band is no longer together with Jonathan Itch Fox going solo with projects on Red Bull records, and Jamie Jazz getting ready to release his band Bleach Bloods’ first full length project of Transmission Recordings in the spring, The King Blues created many timeless classics.

>Lack Of Afro
– Music For Adverts CD/LP (Freestyle) Wide ranging, eclectic and progressive musical outlook has always been the Lack Of Afro approach. Music For Adverts follows suit as he harnesses disparate musical styles ranging from funk, soul and hip-hop to create a contemporary yet vintage musical escapade of superb songs.
>Laibach
– Spectre CD/LP (Mute)
New release from the Slovenian noisemakers.
Spectre is Laibach's first studio album since 2006's Volk, and the follow up to the original soundtrack for Iron Sky.
>Lorelle Meets The Obsolete
– Chambers CD/LP (Captcha)
Serious psyched-haze, shuffle and boogie by this dynamic duo from Ensenada, Mexico. A surprisingly direct record, which, despite locking into pulsating krautrock grooves or getting lost in fogs of white noise, always retrains a human heart and soul.

>Lushes
– What Am I Doing CD/LP (Felte)
Lushes are a band born of tensions between art and math, order and chaos, planning and chance. You can hear it in their songs taut, twitching art-punk that balances anxiety and elation, often within the space of a few bars.

>Marilyn McCoo
– Solid Gold [Reissue/1983] CD (Real Gone)
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1983 album from the vocalist, TV host and former 5th Dimension member.

>Steve Martin Featuring Steep Canyon Rangers With Edie Brickell
– Live CD/CD+DVD (Rounder)
This live set captures an extraordinary performance at the historic Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside California last fall. The live performance was recorded for PBS Great Performances and features material from Martin and Brickell’s Grammy-nominated album
Love Has Come For You, as well as music from Martins Grammy-nominated collaboration with The Steep Canyon Rangers, Rare Bird Alert, and his Grammy Award winning album The Crow: New Songs For the Five-String Banjo.
>Loreena McKennitt
– Journey So Far: The Best Of Loreena McKennitt CD/2xCD/2xLP (UMe)
Best-of collection from the Canadian new age/pop songstress. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe edition includes a bonus CD containing 55 minutes of live highlights from 2012's A Midsummer Nights Tour of Europe.

>Elise Mélinand
– Gray Hoodie CD (n5MD)
Debut album from the French singer/songwriter/musician. The album, written in Berlin then sequentially recorded throughout various locations in France, was initially inspired by the techniques she was exposed to after being recruited as part of Christina Vantzou's Little Prism Ensemble. Her newly adapted recording and composition tool, the laptop, is undeniably the norm today. However, it allowed Mélinand to better visualize her compositions while experimenting with techniques that
Gray Hoodie so skillfully showcases.
>Melt Yourself Down
– Melt Yourself Down 2xCD/LP+CD (Leaf)
Melt Yourself Down is the sound of Cairo ’57, Cologne ’72, New York ’78, London today. North and south, east and west. Horns blowing, drums vibrating, a suffocating fever dream. Primal. Vital. The house band from hell. Making music you can see, sounds you can smell, vibrations you can taste. Fierce funk and punk and detonated jazz. Rhythms to rearrange your DNA. Includes an exclusive bonus disc containing a previously unreleased live album recorded December 2013 at the prestigious Trans Musicales festival in France.

>The Men
– Tomorrow’s Hits CD/LP (Sacred Bones)
Tomorrow’s Hits is The Men’s first album recorded in a high-end studio and, appropriately, the result is their most high fidelity album to date. That being said, it is still an incredibly straightforward record. It is a concise collection of songs that nonetheless expands the band’s ever-evolving musical palette. It’s full of genre-bending risks, but it reinforces the overarching theme that has come to define its makers: The Men are a great rock band.
>Lea Michele
– Louder CD (Columbia)
Louder is the debut solo album from Leah Michele, who is best known for the character Rachel Berry on Glee, for which she has earned two Golden Globe nominations and an Emmy nomination.
>Nothing
– Guilty Of Everything CD/LP (Relapse)
A triumphant and massively loud shoegaze record that is both darkly introspective and completely beautiful. For fans of My Bloody Valentine, Jesu, Slowdive, Hum.

>Omnizide
– Death Metal Holocaust CD (Carnal Records)
Swedish black/death metal.

>Linda Perhacs
– The Soul Of All Natural Things CD/LP (Asthmatic Kitty)
Linda Perhacs’ 1970 debut
Parallelograms was created in the heart of hippy country, L.A.’s Topanga Canyon, by a dental hygienist who was inspired by nature and by the cultural revolution going on around her. When the album was finished, it sounded like a masterpiece, but the label had pressed it so poorly, sales were non-existent. Obscurity beckoned. But in the internet age obscurity can be discreetly transformed into a kind of niche immortality. By 2003, Parallelograms had become a cult album. And slowly, Perhacs began making music again. In 2010, she connected with a new generation of L.A. musicians attuned to her vision, and began recording new material. Includes collaborations with Ramona Gonzalez (Nite Jewel) and Julia Holter.
>Pink Martini & The von Trapps
- Dream A Little Dream CD (Heinz Records)
Sofia, Melanie, Amanda, and August von Trapp are the actual great grandchildren of Baron & Maria von Trapp, made famous by the 1965 film
The Sound Of Music. These siblings (ages 18 25) have been singing together for 12 years, and have toured all over the world in concert. Drawn into the magical orbit of Thomas Lauderdale, they now live together in a house in Portland, Oregon and have been frequent guest performers with Pink Martini for the past two years. This delightful new collaboration features Pink Martini’s beloved little orchestra fronted by the beautiful crystalline four-part harmonies of the singing siblings, traveling through a wonderland of Lauderdale’s brilliant arrangements.
>PINS
– Girls Like Us CD/LP (Bella Union)
"Although the majority of Manchester’s recent breakout bands have been cloaked in a futuristic swathe of electronica, heavy bass and samples, the arrival of PINS on the live scene back in 2011 was a definitive and standout shot in the arm for the city’s live scene. Sneering, immediately identifiable and possessing an incredible, fizzing chemistry within their sound, they immediately became a whispered name – one to find and one to follow." – Drowned In Sound

>Professor Long Hair
– The Last Mardi Gras [Reissue/1982] CD (Real Gone)
Professor Longhair was a seminal influence on several generations of Crescent City stars but was wasting away in comparative obscurity while the record companies either refused to cut him or sat upon the records he had already made. So Atlantic Records stepped forward with a 16-track mobile recording unit to get the job done. Thus armed, producer Albert Goldman set out to make the definitive Professor Longhair recording by capturing two nights of performances during (when else?) Mardi Gras in 1978 at (where else?) the Tipitina Club, and having the shows mixed by (whom else?) Cosimo Matassa, who engineered the original records of Fats Domino, Little Richard, Ray Charles et al. The result: the one indispensable audio document of the great man's career (and the last Mardi Gras he ever played).

>Psalm Zero
– The Drain CD (Profound Lore)
Psalm Zero is a new band comprised of respected avant-garde rock musician Charlie Looker (ex-Extra Life/Zs/Dirty Projectors) and Andrew Hock of Castevet. Considering the artists’ differing outputs, one might imagine a collaboration would result in an unresolvable musical clash; however, the duo crafts intriguing experimental metal with Looker’s distinct vocal style providing the perfect counterpoint to Hock’s harsh delivery. Pounding rhythms complement melodic arrangements, while programmed synth and electronic beats also find their way into the mix.

>Real Estate
– Atlas CD/LP (Domino)
Real Estate's third long-player,
Atlas, starts 2014 off on the right note. Recorded at Wilco's studio, in Chicago, IL, Atlas expands upon the pastoral lushness of 2011's breakout album Days. Atlas continues hitting with the same catchy confidence that made Days such an enduring listen.
>The Revivalists
– City Of Sound CD (Wind-Up)
Since forming in 2007, The Revivalists have rightfully earned their reputation as the next breakout band from the music capital of New Orleans. The group's blend of soulful, syncopated rock and earnest songwriting comes to life through meticulously crafted and ever-evolving live performances. Vinyl version due April 15.

>Ribspreader
– Meathymns CD (Vic)
Sixth album by the Swedish old school death metal act.

>Sam Rivers
– Contrasts CD/LP (ECM)
Dave Holland always described Sam Rivers groups as his finishing school. It was Sam who instructed him to play all the music inside, outside, atonal, swing, blues, and all the hues of the jazz and chamber music traditions. By the time of
Contrasts, Rivers and Holland had been working together consistently for seven years (with Dave’s Conference Of The Birds at the start of the story), a powerhouse combination of multi-reeds and double bass. Of the drummers who passed through the line-up, Thurman Barker was one of the most creative, rippling across drum kit and marimba. Young trombone innovator George Lewis had already worked with Holland and Barker in Anthony Braxton groups. For Contrasts everyone was fired up and ready to play.
>Roman Remains
– Zeal CD (Hot Records)
Roman Remains is The Duke Spirit's Liela Moss and Toby Butler. Feverishly crossing the line between electro, industrial and dance, Liela Moss's inimitable vocal style give North London's Roman Remains' an alluring feel that draws its audience into another world.

>Rick Ross
- Mastermind CD/CD+DVD (Def-Jam)
Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe CD edition includes three additional tracks plus a bonus DVD. "Right now, the whole major-label system is such a mess that even A-list rappers have a hell of a time putting out albums. But after months of non-starter first-single attempts and release-date pushbacks, Rick Ross is finally ready to release
Mastermind, his proper sixth album. The album features contributions from people like Kanye West, the Weekend, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, Scarface, Sizzla, Z-Ro, and Mavado. Halfway through my first listen, it’s exactly the sort of cinematic escapist mogul-rap that Ross has always done so well." -- Stereogum
>Sally Seltmann
– Hey Daydreamer CD/LP (Arts & Crafts)
Australian songwriter’s fourth full-length album and second to bear her name, after 2010’s
Heart That’s Pounding, and two under the name New Buffalo. Hey Daydreamer was recorded and produced in Seltmann’s home attic studio with her husband Darren Seltmann (The Avalanches), and features a number of guest musicians including Bree van Reyk on percussion, Michel Rose on pedal steel, and many more. Sally recorded piano parts on her lounge room piano and contributed synth, organ, guitar, bass and percussion to the recordings.
>Silver Snakes
– Year Of The Snake CD/LP (Bridge Nine)
New album from the L.A. post-hardcore band.

>Jesse Sparhawk & Eric Carbonara
– Tributes & Diatribes CD (VHF)
Tributes & Diatribes is the lovely second set of tracks from the entirely unusual duo of Jesse Sparhawk (38-string lever harp) and Eric Carbonara (22-string upright Chaturangui guitar, banjo, nylon string guitar).
>These New Puritans
– Field Of Reeds CD/2xLP (Infectious Music)
With their risky third album, These New Puritans abandoned the angular dance-punk of
Beat Pyramid and the gloomy electronic beats of Hidden to reinvent themselves once again for Field Of Reeds, a record as indebted to classical scores and avant-garde jazz as rock.
>Ralph Towner/John Abercrombie
– Five Years Later [Reissue/1981] CD (ECM)
Something special happens when they play together observed Robert Palmer in the New York Times, and the participants concurred. Playing with John is one of my favorite things to do, said Ralph Towner. I can play as much as when playing solo, and still get to ply my skills as accompanist. John is such an amazing person to play with that, even when hes playing intensely or aggressively, we somehow fit together and theres really no way that we could collide. On Five Years Later, follow-up to their debut duo disc Sargasso Sea, their improvisations draw on a wider sonic palette, to telling effect.

>Trin Tran
– Far Reaches CDEP/12" (Castle Face)
An injection of strange-pop—less garage than his recent full-length on Ty Segall’s imprint God? Records and more the bastard child of Duran Duran and Bruce Haack. Riskier vocal delivery, heavier synths. Stronger, swifter, silver-er. Mute Records would have licked their glossy lips over this meal in the early ’80s.

>Trust
– Joyland CD/2xLP (Arts & Crafts)
Trust is a synthpop group from Canada. After years of extensive touring, and garnering glowing praise from top international critics at Pitchfork, VICE, and The Guardian UK for the 2012 Juno-nominated debut album
TRST, the group release their follow-up album Joyland.
>Ume
– Monuments CD/LP (Dangerbird)
Recorded with Grammy-winning producer Adam Kasper (Queens of the Stone Age, Cat Power, Foo Fighters, Nirvana) at Robert Lang Studios and Studio X in Seattle, WA, Monuments is Ume's most colossal sounding recording yet. The guitars are heavier, the rhythms more powerful, the vocals and songwriting bolder and more intimate.

>The Unsemble
– The Unsemble CD/LP (Ipecac)
Debut project from Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard, Tomahawk) along with Alexander Hacke (Crime) and Brian Kotzur (Silver Jews).

>Various Artists
- Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles CD/LP (Numero)
On this collection, medieval Bonham thunk and febrile Iommi guitar leads crowd out the bluesy Americana that foregrounded those bands, replacing hippie pastoralism with mythology, armored conflict, sorcery, and doom. From legions of occult-obsessive 1970s bonehead teens, Numero summoned a horde of 16 bands, cloaked in eons of tortured obscurity, whose sole release amounts to a blistering chapter ripped free of rock's lumbering mythos.

>Rufus Wainwright
– Live From The Artist’s Den CD/2xCD (UME)
New live collection from the acclaimed singer/songwriter, Recorded on May 17, 2012 at the magnificent Church Of The Ascension, on Manhattan's lower Fifth Avenue for PBS's
Artist’s Den. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe includes a bonus CD that contains 16 rare live and studio tracks including live versions of some of Wainwrights best-known songs, recorded at Kenwood House in 2010, plus "The Maker Makes" from Brokeback Mountain, "La Complainte de la Butte" from Moulin Rouge, the new song "Chic And Pointless," and "WW111," which has never before been available on a physical release. Also available on stand-alone Blu-ray.
>Wake Owl
– Private World Of Paradise CD/LP (Vagrant)
Recorded with notable producer Richard Swift in his National Freedom studios in Oregon,
The Private World Of Paradise finds Wake Owl expanding beyond the evocative folk found on their debut EP Wild Country. "Candy" exhibits Wake Owl primary member and singer Colyn Cameron's growth as a songwriter and pursuit of experimentation with different instrumentation. Working together with multi-instrumentalist Aiden Briscall and Swift, the result is the upbeat atmospheric vibe found throughout the album.
>Chris Wallace
– Push Rewind CD (Think Say)
Singer/songwriter Chris Wallace makes contemporary pop music with a dance and soul vibe. Raised in Hebron, Indiana, Wallace started out playing guitar and singing in local bands before a song he posted on MySpace caught the attention of a talent scout. Subsequently, Wallace signed to Epic Records and formed the band the White Tie Affair.
Push Rewind is his solo debut.
>Warm Soda
– Young Reckless Heart CD (Castle Face)
Matthew Melton has done it again! Just when it seemed as though he’d reached the pinnacle of power pop confection with last year’s excellent
Someone For You, he surpasses all expectations with his latest masterpiece Young Reckless Hearts. With the unlikely addition of cello serving only to bitter-sweeten their teenage pop fantasias, Warm Soda delivers deviously barbed hooks that instantly lodge themselves in your memory. Vinyl version due April 1.
>Nick Waterhouse
– Holly CD/LP (Innovative Leisure)
Nick Waterhouse was born in 1986 and grew up in Huntington Beach, known predominantly for surf culture and tanning salons. He established his musical sensibilities in the middle of the burgeoning southern California psych-garage scene (Burger records, Ty Segall, McHugh's Distillery studio) while retaining his unique perspective on the spirit of American rhythm & blues and rock & roll. His latest work,
Holly, is a more mature take on the style of his early foray.
>We Are Scientists
– TV en Francais CD/LP (Dine Alone)
In late 2012, We Are Scientists entered the studio in New York with producer Chris Coady (Beach House, Gang Gang Dance, Blonde Redhead) to record sessions for their fourth record. Burrows relocated to the city from England while he worked with Murray and Cain to write and record tracks for the new album.

>Pharrell Williams
– G I R L CD (Columbia)
G I R L is Pharrell's highly anticipated new album, and features the hit single, "Happy."
>Young Fathers
– Dead CD (Anticon)
Young Fathers craft pop songs disguised as psychedelic hip-hop disguised as an improvised explosive device. Three musicians comprise the bomb squad: Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole, and G Hastings.


DVD + Blu-ray:
>D.O.A.
– To Hell And Back DVD+CD (Sudden Death)
90 minutes of amazing punk rock action from one of the Godfathers of hardcore. D.O.A.’s expert crew documented the band at home and on tour in western Canada between June 2011 and January 2013 with four cameras a night and top-notch recording gear and picked the best footage to present here. Includes a CD of D.O.A.’s 2012 studio album
We Come In Peace.
>Bob Dylan
– 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration 2xDVD/2xBlu-ray (Sony Legacy)
Performed for a sold-out audience of more than 18,000 fans and live-cast around the world, this 1993 concert brought together an unprecedented roster of artists and icons including Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, Lou Reed, The Clancy Brothers, Ritchie Havens, Johnny Winter, Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Ron Wood, Chrissie Hynde, The O'Jays, Eddie Vedder, Sinéad O'Connor, Tracy Chapman, George Harrison (then making his first US concert appearance in 18 years) and more. This reissue features remastered audio and two previously unreleased recordings from the concert's sound check: Sinéad O'Connor singing "I Believe In You" and Eric Clapton's interpretation of "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright." Also includes 40 minutes of previously unreleased material including behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage, interviews and more. 220 minutes.

>Moby
- Almost Home: Live At The Fonda, L.A. 2xDVD+2xCD (Mute)
Set recorded live at L.A.’s Fonda Theater in October 2013. Capturing the only live performances of
Innocents, this DVD/CD features Mark Lanegan, Damien Jurado, Cold Specks, Inyang Bassey, and Skylar Grey alongside Moby. 25 live tracks total. The package includes Moby’s Greatest Hits set with "Go," "Porcelain," "Natural Blues," "Southside" and more. 175 minutes.
>Rufus Wainwright
– Live From The Artist’s Den CD/2xCD (UMe)
The 16-song, 69-minute concert includes five songs that were not included in the broadcast, plus an additional 50 minutes of behind-the-scenes bonus material, including an exclusive, extended interview with Wainwright, an additional interview with the Church Of Ascension's rector, Father Andrew,
Inside The Den, a behind-the-scenes look at the concert shoot and location, and a slideshow.127 minutes.

Vinyl:
>Adrenaline Mob
– Men Of Honor LP (Century Media)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Adrenaline Mob -- featuring Symphony X frontman Russell Allen, guitar virtuoso Mike Orlando (Sonic Stomp), Disturbed bassist John Moyer and new drummer A.J Pero (Twisted Sister) -- release their second full length album.

>Bombay Bicycle Club
– So Long, See You Tomorrow LP (Vagrant)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "
So Long, See You Tomorrow is all about the beats, you see. It’s probably a smart move, what with guitar music being declared dead every three weeks by those music-typing folk. Lead single ‘Carry Me’ makes you all nostalgic for a summer yet to be experienced, one filed with exotic fruits, awkward romance and questionable Hawaiian shirts. It’s the type of music you’d hear at Ibiza Rocks, not that I really know what type of music you’d hear at Ibiza Rocks." – Drowned In Sound
>Bronze
– World Arena LP (Not Not Fun)
The West Coast’s weirdest hidden-treasure trio, Bronze, has plied their molten composite of serpentine metro-gnomic drumming, oscillator raga, hash-oil free verse, and pendulum bass patterns for seven shaded years, but sonic documentation remains sparse.
World Arena unfolds a new octagon’s worth of their signature spellbound, smoke-ringed, psych-fusion explorations.
>The John Butler Trio
– Flesh + Blood LP (Vanguard)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Aussie roots virtuoso John Butler is known for his masterful lap-steel talent, as well as his unusual preference for playing acoustic guitars through a variety of pedals and distorted Marshall amps. But when it comes to the playing of stringed instruments, he virtually does it all, and extremely well at that, with a rare air of originality.

>Alex Cobb
– Marigold & Cable LP (Shelter Press)
New album from the creator of the Students Of Decay label, and who has previously recorded as Taiga Remains for labels like Blackest Rainbow, Root Strata and Digitalis. Intuitive drones amd clouded atmospherics for fans of Kevin Drumm and Stars Of The Lid.

>The Damned
– Punk Oddities &Rare Tracks 1977-1982 LP (Cleopatra)
HQ-180gm vinyl featuring rare versions and oddities from the oddball punk legends, including "Love Song," "Thanks For The Night," "Nasty," and more.

>Die Schacht
- Halber Selbstbetrug 7" (Siltbreeze)
This contemporary Berlin outfit’s musikalische klänge is so perfectly informed by the bare-knuckled scrappers of the Neue Deutsche Welle fringe that one might half-expect to find a matrix for Pure Freude, Rondo or Moderne Musik Tontrager scratched into the runoff. But, no, it’s here, it’s now, and it’s the first German release ever on Siltbreeze.

>Eidetic Seeing
– Against Nature LP (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)
The five songs on
Against Nature morph seamlessly into one another, with strokes of psychedelia, stoner rock, metal, noise, and even free improvisation all sown together by the band's calamitous chemistry.
>Evening Meetings
– Evening Meetings LP (Sweet Rot)
A mature, confident record of off-kilter, noisy, fuzzed-out rock songs reminscent of Gun Club or Scientists. Each track is grounded upon a solid foundation of rhythm while the two guitars are free to poke and lurch wherever they please. Features members of A Frames, Factums, Intelligence, Yves/Son/Ace, and others.

>The Field
– Cupid’s Head Remixe II (Kompakt)
Second volume of remixes featuring John Tejada, Tim Hecker, and TM404.

>Forms
– Dance Macabre b/w Apocrypon Of Jupiter 7" (Web Of Mimicry)
Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ combined with Secret Chiefs 3 rhythm section doing renditions of Saint Saens’ "Danse Macabre" and Spruance’s "Apocryphon Of Jupiter."

>Gardland
– Improvisations LP (RVNG, Intl)
Following the great unspooling of 2013's
Syndrome Syndrome, Gardland and RVNG Intl. stepped back into the duo's not-so-distant past with Improvisations, three live performances ripped from local Austrailan radio in early 2012. The aural impetus behind the artists and label joining forces, this triptych of tone lashed tracks captures the duo in exhilarating, uninhibited form.
>Gäy
– Blue Blue Heart 7" (Zoo Music)
In their own words: "We are a band from Grenaa, not Copenhagen—a lot of people get that wrong. The horrible sadness of the town inspired a lot of songs, along with its beautiful woods and beach. ‘Blue Blue Heart’ was just a love song to my girlfriend written and recorded very fast, with not to much hope for it to ever reach anyone."

>Gnod
– Somnambulist’s Tale LP (Aguirre)
Influenced by early Krautrock bands like Can, Hawkwind, and Ash Ra Tempel, Gnod brings us back to those days, adding twisted sounds and strange lyrics to the whole, delivering a truly mesmerizing psychedelic drone record.

>Linus Jackson
– Said & Done (Eel Egg Ent.)
This is a modern, but '60s smelling retro pock/pop album. Vintage keys, guitars, drums and bass work together with the amazing string arrangement by Vindla String Quartet. You can also hear sitar, vibraphonette, glockenspiel, cello and other lovely guest performances by Linnea Olsson, Conny Bloom, Hey Mary, Ola Hultgren, Fredrik Hermansson, Filippa Ndssil and Elin Lowen.

>Dawn Landes
– Bluebird LP (Western Vinyl)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Singer/songwriter Dawn Landes has been writing songs for most of her life, and already has more than a decade of experience as a professional producer and engineer. After leaving NYU where she studied psychology and literature, Landes began honing her production and engineering skills, working at Stratosphere Sound (owned by James Iha, Adam Schlesinger, and Andy Chase), and at Philip Glass' personal recording studio, before launching Saltlands Studio in Brooklyn with partners Steve Salett and Gary Maurer. Her new album,
Bluebird, features contributions from Tony Scherr, Rob Moose, and Norah Jones.
>Lo-Fang
– Blue Film LP (4AD)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Matthew Hemerlein, the man behind Lo-Fang, is classically trained in violin, cello, bass, piano and guitar, performing all the instruments on his debut album,
Blue Film. The album was written and recorded in a farmhouse in Maryland, hotels and studios in Cambodia, London, Nashville, before being completed in the legendary Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. Highly detailed, the album has roots in electronic, R&B, classical, and folk music, cast through a pop prism.
>Merchandise
– Begging For Your Life/In The City Of Light 12" (4AD)
Ultra-limited one-sided 12" on clear vinyl with an etched B-side housed in a clear sleeve. Originally appearing on their side of a split tour-only cassette with Chealsea Light Moving, "Begging For Your Life/In The City Light" is a 14-minute jammer.

>Nerve City
– Asleep On The Tracks LP (Sweet Rot)
Nerve City’s second LP -- following a string of releases on Sacred Bones, Hozac, and Kill Shamen -- channels the classics like The Velvet Underground, The Jesus & Mary Chain, and The Troggs, coupling those influences with distinctively haunting, blown-out home recording techniques.

>Omma Cobba
– Omma Cobba LP (Sweet Rot)
Hypnotic psych-garage ragers share space with mellow Sunday morning back porch ‘60s jams. Eight tracks, primarily recorded across half a dozen countries during a hazy trip to Europe in an old VW RV, which gives everything a solid reverbed out thump. For fans of Nerve City, Sic Alps, Fresh & Onlys.

>Pelt
– Effigy 2xLP (MIE)
Vinyl repress of 2012 album by the improvising drone legends -- their first since Jack Rose’s death in 2009.

>Jonas Reinhardt
– Ganymede LP+DVD (Constellation Tatsu)
Reinhardt presents
Ganymede, a film and seven-song soundtrack, wherein he utilizes a battery of synthesizers and repeating patterns, delving into the chaotic unknown seeking transcendence and achieving a spiritual "other" defined by ecstatic reverie.
>Ruined Fortune
– Ruined Fortune LP (HoZac)
Heavy-glitter/garbage punk moves from members of Southern Comfort, Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys, Cicle Pit, Model Citizen, and countless more.
Ruined Fortune is an album that has an agenda similar to Live, Singles, Unreleased-era Royal Trux or the first couple of Alternative TV records in its love of rock & roll while simultaneously aiming for something beyond.
>Sir Stephen
– Sanctuary 12" (House Of Silk)
Seemingly inspired by that short-lived (and culturally off-limits) stylistic intersection of 90's club music and devotional New Age – think early Enigma, deep house PM Dawn white labels, wind chime samples, etc –
Sanctuary glides between moods of self-reflection and celebration, often in the same track. Vocals rise through synth-swells of incense and candlelight, tag teaming with sub-currents of tribal percussion, trumpet, sax, software warble, piano stabs, and acid-jazz flute.
>Social Distortion
– Prison Bound [Reissue/1988] LP (Time Bomb)
Limited HQ-180gm vinyl LP repressing of the classic 1988 sophomore album from the Southern California punks led by Mike Ness. Moving away from their early raw punk sound,
Prison Bound was the first step towards a more commercial musical approach that continues to this day.
>Teledrome
– Teledrome LP (FDH)
Synth pop punk from Canada, playing a perfect mix of Spits, Gary Numan, and New Order-influenced tracks that would fit right in among any of the essential early Factory/Mute Records releases.

>Paul Westerberg
– Eventually [1996] LP (Plain)
Eventually is Paul Westerberg's second solo album originally released in 1996, which has never been issued on vinyl until now. Coming three years after his solo debut 14 Songs put his legendary band The Replacements to rest, Eventually is the most 'mature' and introspective album he made up to that point in his career. HQ-180gm.
>UR/Forms
– Split 7" (Web Of Mimicry)
The UR piece, "Medium Aevum" is the original of a song Ishraqiyun has been covering for many years, familiar from Secret Chiefs 3 live gigs (but never recorded). Here it is heard in its radically different, original, fuzzed-out format. The flipside is Forms' energetic and comprehensive piano-roll band organ rendition of the Sousa masterpiece, "Stars And Stripes Forever."

>Various Artists
- Bush Taxi Mali: Field Recordings From Mali LP (Sublime Frequencies)
Limited edition vinyl LP reissue of the original 2005 CD of Tucker Martine’s brilliantly recorded audio snapshots of Mali from 1998. A blend of Dogon chants, ngoni blues, Fulani flutes, vocal wizardry, passing radios, and West African rural and urban ambience.

>Various Artists
– Suicide Squeeze Presents: Forever Singles 7" (Suicide Squeeze)
Forever Singles captures the rowdy garage rock of The Coathangers and Davilla 666, the scraggly dirt-ridden guitars of JEFF the Brotherhood and Heavy Cream, the nostalgic '60s girl-group melodies of Bleached and La Luz, the exuberant power pop of Audacity, King Tuff, Nobunny, and Meat Market, the hazy noir soundtrack of Dirty Beaches, the vitriolic basement-show noise-punk of Nu Sensae, the sinister post-punk of Wax Idols, and the West Texas-bred Twin Reverb rock of The Numerators. Light green vinyl.
>Suzanne Vega
– Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles LP (Amanuensis Productions)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The first release of original material in seven years for the New York singer/songwriter. "Vega steps gingerly out of her comfort zone on ‘I Never Wear White,’ its harsh guitars veering towards garage rock, and the banjo-led angry man blues of ‘Song Of The Stoic.’ If any of this proves too much for less adventurous fans, the literate whimsy of ‘Crack In The Wall’ and ‘Silver Bridge’ trek across more familiar terrain." – Record Collector

>Peter Walker
– "Second Poem To Karmela" Or Gypsies Are Important [Reissue/1968] CD/LP (Light In The Attic)
Originally released in 1968 on Vanguard Records, Peter Walker's album
''Second Poem To Karmela'' Or Gypsies Are Important was a ground breaking blend of folk, raga, psychedelia, Eastern and Modal sounds that has remained unsung for decades. While his debut album for Vanguard, Rainy Day Raga, has been reissued several times on LP and CD, this album (his sophomore effort), remained an obscure and hard to find vinyl relic. This is true 'acid folk' as interesting, progressive, and memorable as fellow 1960's world travelers Robbie Basho, Davy Graham, and the Incredible String Band.
>When Nalda Became Punk
– Indiepop Or Whatever! LP (Shelflife)
The title of this four-track vinyl-only EP is an attempt to acknowledge all the musical influences in the band. Although it's obvious that indiepop is one of their main ones, they also take inspiration from ‘90s Britpop, shoegaze, punk-pop, synthpop, and even grunge.

>Within Temptation
– Hydra 2xLP (Nuclear Blast) Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "This album is about the big things in life and in the world today. It’s dark, and powerful! We still have our symphonic elements, but it’s much faster and heavier than The Unforgiving. It goes in completely different directions – hence the title Hydra, because it represents the different sides of us." – Guitarist/Songwriter Robert Westerholt
>Richard Youngs
– Regions Of The Old School 2xLP (MIE)
Double-LP live set features five extended tracks scored for a diverse array of instruments with guest vocals by Madeleine Hynes and additional synthesizer by Neil Campbell.


Book:
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The Jesus Lizard – Book (Akashic Books)
Legendary indie rockers The Jesus Lizard present an idiosyncratic, impassioned document of their rock & roll conquests. There is biographical material of each member that covers childhood to the demise of the group. Other contributors include, Mike Watt, Steve Albini, Corey Rusk, Alexander Hacke, Steve Gullick, Rebecca Gates, Jeff Lane, Sasha Frere-Jones, KRK, Bernie Bahrmasel, and many more. 176 pages/hardcover.