released 29 JULY 2014
>Adelitas Way – Stuck CD (CMG)
With their new album,
Stuck, Adelitas Way intensify their brand of hard-edged rock with a tighter songwriting sensibility and more brutally raw energy.
>The Allman Brothers Band
– The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings 6xCD/3xBlu-ray/4xLP (Mercury)
The Allman Brothers Band's cornerstone LP,
At Fillmore East, compiled from the four sets recorded on the weekend of March 12-13, 1971, has been expanded, stretching over six CDs with fifteen unreleased tracks. Additionally, this reissue contains the complete June 27 performance during the iconic venue’s final weekend, after the band was handpicked by impresario Bill Graham to headline closing night. Also available on Blu-ray audio (5.1 surround sound) and HQ-200gm vinyl.
>The Brothers
– Don’t Stop Now [Reissue/1976] CD (Funky Town Grooves)
The "Brothers" appeared to be little more than a New York set of studio players, led by Bhen Lanzaroni but they did an amazing job of replicating a Philly instrumental sound, with plenty of heavy bass at the bottom of the arrangements, and jazzy riffing on wah wah guitar, flute and keyboards over the top. This reissue of their 1976 album is expanded with six bonus tracks.

>James Brown
– Get On Up: The James Brown Story OST CD (UMe)
Features studio and standout live versions of many of Brown's top soul/funk hits - from his first, 1956's "Please Please Please" to "Out Of Sight," "I Got You (I Feel Good)," "Try Me," "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag," "It's A Man's Man's Man's World," and "Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine." Also included are two previously unreleased concert recordings heard in the new film.

>Marc Broussard
– Life Worth Living CD/LP (Vanguard)
Louisiana's favorite son returns with a set that's part laid back soul, part blistering R&B, and all Marc Broussard, as they say down in Carencro.

>Eric Clapton & Friends
- The Breeze: An Appreciation Of JJ Cale CD (Bushbranch)
Eric Clapton has often stated that JJ Cale is one of the single most important figures in rock history, a sentiment echoed by many of his fellow musicians. Cale’s influence on Clapton and many of today s artists cannot be understated. To honor JJ’s legacy, a year after his passing, Clapton gathered a group of like-minded friends and musicians for
The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale). With performances by Clapton, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks and Don White, the album features 16 beloved JJ Cale songs. Vinyl version due August 5.
>L.C. Cooke
– The Complete SAR Records Recordings CD (Abkco)
L.C. Cooke recorded what was to be his debut album (tracks 1-10 on this collection) during the first half of the 1960s for his older brother Sam’s SAR Records, notable for being one of the first artist-owned labels and having a roster that included Billy Preston, the latter-day Soul Stirrers (featuring Johnnie Taylor), and The Valentinos, the secular iteration of gospel’s Womack Brothers. Shortly after Sam Cooke s death in December of 1964, L.C.’s album was shelved. SAR did manage to release the bulk of these recordings on a series of singles between 1960 and 1964, which are all included here.

– Oscillations CD/LP (Fika Recordings)
Debut album from the London-based indie band, recorded using a variety of instruments and electronic trickery including marimba, autoharp, theremin and cranky old Moog and Roland synths.

>Dark Lotus
– Mud Water Air & Blood CD (Psychopathic)
Fourth album from the rap supergroup comprised of members of ICP and Twiztid.

>The Dream Academy
– The Morning Lasted All Day… 2xCD (Real Gone Music)
With their varied instrumentation, intimate song stylings, and poetic, allusive lyrics, the Dream Academy always stood apart from their 80s British rock brethren; that they dedicated their hit song, "Life In A Northern Town," to Nick Drake and minimalist composer Steve Reich spoke volumes as to the reach of their intellectual and artistic ambition. This 24-track set is chock-full of rarities and includes the new track "Sunrising" recorded specifically for this release.

>Cass Elliot
– Don’t Call Me Mama Anymore Plus Rarities – Her Final Recordings CD (Real Gone Music)
As the title indicates, 1973’s
Don’t Call Me Anymore marked a real break with Elliot’s previous incarnation as Mama Cass of The Mamas And The Papas; at RCA Records, Cass was able to take control of her recording career, choosing songs that she wanted to sing. This digitally reamastered reissue is expanded with six unreleased album outtakes, which constitute her final recordings.
>Djivan Gasparyan
– I Will Not Be Sad In The World / The Moon Shines At Night [Reissue/1983/1992] 2xCD (All Saints)
Armenia’s greatest living musician and the acknowledged master of the duduk, Djivan Gasparyan has toured throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States for over fifty years. His work can be heard on numerous film soundtracks, including
The Crow, Russia House and Gladiator. The duduk is a traditional woodwind instrument from the greater Armenia region. A double-reed instrument of ancient origin and noted for its unique, mournful sound. This is a combined reissue of Djivan’s debut solo album I Will Not Be Sad In This World (originally released in the Soviet Union in 1983) and Moon Shines At Night from 1993, recorded with infinite guitarist Michael Brook.
>Michael Giacchino
– Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (Score/OST)
The original score to this summer’s blockbuster.

>Hooray For Earth
– Racy CD/LP (Dovecote)
True Loves won Hooray For Earth a well-deserved round of huzzahs from all of the key tastemakers. Following up a critically acclaimed debut album, Noel Heroux plotted the band’s sophomore album Racy by ignoring expectations and stripping away baggage, musical and otherwise. Heroux says, "I wanted everything loud and direct so you don’t have to guess at what you’re getting into." "[Hooray For Earth] display a precocious knack for massive, major-key hooks that are 'indie-rock' in name only" – Pitchfork
>I, Omega
– Transients CD (Bullet Tooth)
I, Omega is a progressive metal quintet from the Los Angeles area, dead set on creating a sound that is bold and unique, as well as easily digestible. Shredding guitars with fast, upbeat drumming, beefy bass lines, and vocals ranging from angelic to devilish, all with a punk rock attitude.

>Jefferson Airplane
– Live At The Fillmore Auditorium 10/15/66: Signe’s Farewell CD (Relayer Friday Records)
Bootlegged for decades, Relayer Friday presents another installment in their Jefferson Airplane Original Masters Series. CD version due July 29.

– Take To The Fields CD/LP (Telegraph Harp)
Kahoots write brilliant, catchy pop songs with thoughtful lyrics, more hooks than a pirate ship, and all the trappings of a good old-fashioned indie rock band.

>Fela Kuti
– Finding Fela OST (Knitting Factory Works)
The soundtrack to the film
Finding Fela which tells the story of Fela Kuti's life, his music, and his social and political importance. This in-depth look at the man who created Afrobeat (the fusion of jazz, traditional West African rhythms, funk, highlife, and psychedelic rock) includes 17 of Fela's classic tracks plus a never-before released live version of "Colonial Mentality" recorded at the New Afrika Shine in Fela's hometown of Lagos and features Femi Kuti on saxophone.
>Land Observations
– The Grand Tour CD/LP (Mute)
"Land Observations recorded
The Grand Tour with nothing but his electric guitar whilst sitting on the edge of the Bavarian Alps (sweet tax write-off) and will probably stretch the John Fahey/Takoma-style guitar explorations further into the motorik-kraut direction that his debut record did, thus becoming its own Grand Tour by expanding the mind through the exploration of the treasures of layering rhythm, timbre, and melody, inspired by key sites throughout Europe." – Tiny Mixtapes
>Jenny Lewis
– The Voyager CD/LP (WB)
This is the former Rilo Kiley frontwoman’s third solo album and first in six years, following 2006's
Rabbit Fur Coat (with The Watson Twins) and 2008's Acid Tongue. The Voyager's rootsy, golden glow comes courtesy of Lewis and the artists she chose to produce various tracks, including Ryan Adams (who, alongside Mike Viola, produced all but three of the tracks), Beck, and Lewis' longtime collaborator Johnathan Rice.
>The Limiñanas
– The Limiñanas CD/LP+MP3 (Trouble In Mind)
Getting their start in October of 2009, The Limiñanas are the brainchild of Lio and Marie Limiñana. Beginning as a home studio project the duo spent much time flipping through John Barry and Ennio Morricone LP's and books on Victorian-era architecture, watching ‘60s noir films, and basking in the sun of southern France seeking inspiration. There are traces of Serge Gainsbourg, Stereolab, Yeh-Yeh, and
Nuggets-style, fuzz-driven freak-outs.
>Karen Mantler
– Business Is Bad CD (ECM)
Snowstorms, volcanoes, lawyers and bill-collectors do their damnedest to dampen Mantlers moods in these songs of woe, but her vocal delivery remains stoical and nonchalant. Doug Wieselman (of Antony And The Johnsons, Lounge Lizards, and Kamikaze Ground Crew fame) and Kato Hideki (whose many credits include the Death Ambient trio and projects with John Zorn) lend subtle and supple support throughout.

>The Muffs
– Whoop Dee Doo CD (Burger)
Whoop Dee Doo is the pop/punk band's first full-length of new material in a decade. Vinyl version due August 12.
>Non Phixion
– The Future Is Now [Reissue/2002] 2xCD+3x7"+Cassette (Get On Down)
Get On Down presents the 360-degree story of Non Phixion’s 2002 debut
The Future Is Now. This expanded reissue includes a double-CD containing the original vocal and instrumental versions of the album; three 7" singles: "Black Helicopters," "Drug Music," and "Rock Stars" all in full color jackets that are reproductions of the original 12" artwork; a full reproduction of the group’s press-only sampler cassette from 2000 The Past, The Present And The Future Is Now which includes early singles, demos, freestyles and promos; and an 80-page, hard-cover liner notes book, with dozens of photos and images.
>Van Dyke Parks
– Super Chief CD (Yep Roc)
From VDP: "I’ve made an orchestral fantasy illustrating my first trip across the USA by rail, in 1955. This suite is drawn from over a score of years, and as many films, now re-recorded from my archives as a film-music composer. Most of this music has been faintly presented, under the din of horse hooves, gunplay, and voice-over. Much of it has never been heard at all, having ended up on editing room floors from entirely re-cut films, or movies that never made it past a box office. I felt it was high time to give it a proper listen."

>Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
– Hypnotic Eye CD/LP (Reprise)
Hypnotic Eye is the 13th studio album from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and the first album from the band in four years. "I knew I wanted to do a rock & roll record," Petty told Rolling Stone in April. "We hadn't made a straight hard-rockin' record, from beginning to end, in a long time."
>Gene Rains
– Far Away Lands: The Exotic Music Of Gene Rains CD (Real Gone Music)
Among devotees of exotica music and tiki culture, vibraphonist Gene Rains is one of the Big Three of exotica Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman being the other two. Yet, while Denny and Lyman have seen their entire album catalogs come out on CD, and many collections compiled of their work, to date Gene Rains has remained a true cult figure, with none of his albums released on compact disc.

>Brian Reitzell
– Auto Music CD/LP+CD (Smalltown Supersound)
You might not immediately recognize his name, but you’ll certainly have stumbled across at least one corner of his massive portfolio, whether as the drummer in Redd Kross and with French electronica artists Air, or as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after music supervisors and composers.

>Neil Sedaka
– In The Studio Volume 2 1958-1962 CD (Rare Rockin’ Records)
New compilation of tracks from Brill Building songwriter Neil Sedaka's RCA Sessions from 1958-1962. All tracks are in stereo. An amazing insight "in the studio" with Neil Sedaka and how these great recordings were made. This CD is over 70 minutes full of studio sessions, false starts, rehearsals and studio talk.

>Shabazz Palaces
– Lese Majesty CD/2xLP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Lese Majesty is the second album the Seattle-based experimental hip-hop group featuring Palaceer Lazaro (aka Ishmael Butler, formerly of Digable Planets) and Fly Guy 'Dai (aka Tendai Maraire). The album is not a launching pad for the group's fan base increasing propaganda. It is a series of astral suites, recorded happenings, shared.
>Shaolin Afronauts
– Follow The Path CD/LP (Freestyle)
Follow The Path is a 21-track, double album that expands upon and delves further into the musical genres that inspire and influence the group: rhythmic and pulsating Afrobeat,
and the avant-garde/spiritual jazz inspired by artists such as Sun Ra and Mulatu Astatke.
Naomi Shelton And The Gospel Queens – Cold World CD/LP+MP3 (Daptone)
With Gabriel (Bosco Mann) Roth at the helm, Naomi and company went into the studio summer 2013, and cut onto tape what can only be described as bonafide soul excitement of the highest order. At the heart of it,
Cold World is a soul record but the cross section of sub-genres the album weaves through makes it difficult to label it plainly as such.
>The Shirelles
– Happy And In Love / Shirelles [Reissue/1971/1972] CD (Real Gone Music)
One of the pioneering girl groups of the ‘60s, The Shirelles (originally Shirley Alston nee Owens, Doris Coley, Micki Harris and Beverly Lee) were the mainstay act at New York-based Scepter Records for a number of years. This reissue of their two first albums for RCA is expanded with three non-album tracks.

>John Smith
– Great Lakes Deluxe CD (Liaison Music)
John plays the steel-string acoustic guitar. Sometimes with a slide, sometimes on his lap, sometimes de-tuning the thing mid-song. He was named Young Acoustic Guitarist Of The Year in 2003 and hasn't stopped to look back, unless it's to pick up a banjo. His playing combined with his honey-on-gravel vocals have brought crowds to pin-drop silence and rapturous applause.

>Soft Walls
– No Time CD/LP+MP3 (Trouble In Mind)
These 10 songs are meditations on the passing of time itself and the pre-conceived notions (both external and internal) of what you can and should be doing with it. Filled with avant-leaning psych drones, dreamy guitar ragas, motorik head-boppers, and pop tunes that shimmer enticingly, these are songs to get lost in; to discover and rediscover. (Limited copies pressed on mixed color vinyl.)

– How To Stuff A Wild Bikini [Reissue/1965] CD (Real Gone Music)
How To Stuff A Wild Bikini marked the end of an era. It was the last (and wackiest) Beach Party
movie and last on-screen pairing of Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon 'til '87. The only true original soundtrack of the Beach Party flicks features Annette's "The Perfect Boy," performances from the cast and a couple rockin' garage tunes by the Kingsmen, and more.

>Stardeath And White Dwarfs
– Wastoid CD/LP (Federal Prism)
"Stardeath & White Dwarfs' heavy, gods-hammering sound owes as much to sludgy prog-rock influences like King Crimson and Pink Floyd as it does to Uncle Wayne's oeuvre." -- The Guardian

>Theory Of A Dead Man
– Savages CD/LP (Roadrunner)
Fifth album from the Canadian hard rockers.

>Various Artists
– Beck Song Reader CD (Capitol)
The now legendary
Beck Song Reader – 20 Beck compositions previously released exclusively as stunningly illustrated sheet music in partnership with McSweeney's – is now available as a traditional release on CD. The 20-track all-star collection features exclusively recorded versions of Song Reader charts by the likes of Jack White, Jeff Tweedy, David Johansen, Jason Isbell, fun., Eleanor Friedberger, Lord Huron, Norah Jones, Laura Marling, Jarvis Cocker, Sparks, and several more including Beck himself.
>Various Artists
– Hyperdub 10.2 CD (Hyperdub)
Hyperdub 10.2 represents the second of four compilations documenting the label's first decade (but largely displaying its most recent five years). Focusing on the label's self-professed R&B offerings (the first volume having showcased the label's club music), 10.2 mixes new offerings from Kode9, Cooly G, and Jessy Lanza with older tracks from Burial, DJ Rashad, and Terror Danjah. A mixed bag, stylistically, 10.2's tracks are bound by rustling vocals, lights-low tempos, and sultry arrangements." – Pitchfork
>Various Artists
– Live At Wacken 2013 2xCD (UDR)
32 highlights from the 2013 Wacken Open Air festival. Stand-alone DVD also available.

>Various Artists
– The Rough Guide To Palestine 2xCD (World Music Network)
Palestine is a beautiful ancient land of faith where conflict appears to overshadow its creative voices. This unique
Rough Guide explores the diverse and wonderful array of music that springs out of adversity and expresses the deep roots of Palestinian identity.
>Various Artists
– The Rough Guide To The Music Of The Sahara 2xCD (World Music Network)
Almost as big as the US, the vast Sahara spans Africa from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea. Despite being the hottest desert on earth, it is home to millions of people whose diverse cultures and traditions create a vivid cultural landscape. This
Rough Guide features the region s best-loved artists as well as exploring beyond the arid sandscapes to reveal hidden Saharan sounds.
>Rick Wakeman
– Journey To The Centre Of The Earth [Reissue/1974] CD (Write Notes)
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of his landmark concept album, Rick Wakeman presents the repackaged, re-recorded, extended
Journey To The Centre Of The Earth. Based on the novel by Jules Verne, which will also mark its 150th anniversary in 2014, the album is one of the rock era's landmark achievements. Vinyl version due August 12.
>Rick Wakeman
– Return To The Centre Of The Earth [Reissue/1999] CD (Write Notes)
Originally released in 1999 as a sequel to
Journey To The Centre Of The Earth, Return To The Centre Of The Earth has been out of print and unavailable for many years. Vinyl version due August 12.
>Dee Dee Warwick
– The Complete Atco Recordings 2xCD (Real Gone Music)
Sharing the same gospel background as her sister and other members of her family (the renowned Drinkard Singers whose line-up included famed aunt, Emily Cissy Houston), Dee Dee’s career in secular music began in 1961 when she and sister Dionne (as part of The Gospelaires, a group they had formed as teenagers) were invited to sing backgrounds for a recording by saxophonist Sam The Man Taylor. Dee Dee became a consistent and well-known New York session singer during the early ‘60s, and could be heard on recordings by Dinah Washington, Aretha Franklin (at Columbia Records at the time), Nina Simone and a bevy of soul stars including Garnet Mimms, Maxine Brown, Chuck Jackson, Esther Phillips, The Drifters, Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke and her sister s hits for Scepter Records among others.

>We Need Secrets
– Melancholy And The Archive CD/LP (Saint Marie)
Shoegazey but catchy pop jams for fans of: My Bloody Valentine, Swirlies, Eric's Trip, Slowdive, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Ringo Deathstarr, Lilys, Starflyer 59, Built To Spill.
Wildest Dreams – Wildest Dreams CD/LP (Smalltown Supersound)
"Said to be inspired by the ‘landscape of L.A.,’
Wildest Dreams was reportedly recorded a couple of years ago over the course of a week. The alias is said to indulge the instrument-led side of Harvey's production style, which is evidenced by its lead track ‘Last Ride, ‘ which features some pretty raucous drums and guitars along with Harvey's vocals. The album follows on from 2011's Locussolus, which cut a middle path between electronic and acoustic production." – Resident Advisor
>Johnny Winter
– Live Bootleg Series Vol. 11 CD (Friday Music)
The blues wielding axeman steps out with super extended workouts on concert classics like his masterful version of the Taj Mahal's classic "E-Z Rider," Johnny's stellar interpretation of Jimmy Reed's "Baby What's Wrong" and a super revisit of the blues classic "Boot Hill." Vinyl version due July 19.

DVD + Blu-ray:
Various Artists – Live At Wacken 2013 3xDVD (UDR)
Features appearances by Legion Of The Damned, Trivium, DevilDriver, Whitechapel, Alpha Tiger, Soilwork, Mustasch, Fozzy, Candlemass, Ihsahn, Amorphis, Agnostic Front, Serum 114, Die Kassierer, Thunder, Pretty Maids, Heaven’s Basement, Sonata Arctica, Alestorm, Dezperadoz. Blu-ray version due August 12.

>Various Artists
– Woodstock 40th Anniversary Revisited 3xBlu-ray (Warner Home Video)
For three days in the rural town of Bethel, New York, half a million people experienced the defining moment of their generation - a concert unprecedented in
scope and influence, a coming together of people with a single common goal: peace and music 224 minutes.

>3rd Bass
– The Cactus Album [Reissue/1989] LP (Def Jam)
The Cactus Album was the debut album from 3rd Bass. It was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums. Released at the end of the ‘80s, this album sums up all that was fun about rap/hip-hop at the time.
>Kenny Burrell
– Midnight Blue [Reissue/1963] LP (Blue Note)
Part of Blue Note’s 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign. Guitarist Kenny Burrell’s Midnight Blue features Stanley Turrentine on tenor sax, Major Holley Jr. on bass, Bill English on drums and Ray Barretto on conga.

>Donald Byrd
– Black Byrd [Reissue/1973] LP (Blue Note)
Part of Blue Note’s 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign. One of Blue Note's best-selling albums of all time,
Black Byrd is a celebrated jazz funk classic.
>Neneh Cherry
– Out Of The Black Remixes 12" (Smalltown Supersound)
Second 12" from Neneh Cherry's
Blank Project album.
>Cloud Boat
– Model Of You LP (Apollo)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The follow-up to 2013's
Book Of Hours, the album comes produced by Andy Savours, whose past credits include work for My Bloody Valentine and The Horrors.
>Kenny Dorham
– Afro-Cuban [Reissue/1955] LP (Blue Note)
Recorded in 1955,
Afro-Cuban is the jazz trumpeter’s first classic album.
>Drugs Dragons
– II & I/II LP (Dusty Medical)
The amazing thing about Milwaukee's Drugs Dragons is how close they come to distilling the essence of rock & roll into a recording. Their second LP ups the hook quotient and adds subtle yet significant touches to their sweat-and-blood soaked rock & roll. Buzzing electronics and field recordings from a Mississippi field at night contribute to a vaguely unsettling feeling that permeates the record.

>Harvey Danger
– Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone? [1997] LP (No Sleep)
Nearly two decades after its release, Seattle indie rock band Harvey Danger's cherished debut full-length album,
Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?, is available on vinyl for the first time.
>Isaac Hayes
– Shaft [Reissue/1971] 2xLP (Fantasy)
Of the many wonderful blaxploitation soundtracks to emerge during the early '70s,
Shaft certainly deserves mention as not only one of the most lasting but also one of the most successful. Isaac Hayes was undoubtedly one of the era's most accomplished soul artists, and with "Theme From Shaft," he delivered an anthem just as ambitious and revered as the film itself, a song that has only grown more treasured over the years, after having been an enormously popular hit at the time of its release. Purple vinyl.
>Joe Henderson
– Mode For Joe [Reissue/1966] LP (Blue Note)
Part of Blue Note’s 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
Mode For Joe is the fifth studio album by jazz saxophonist Joe Henderson. Released in 1966, this is Henderson's last Blue Note studio album as a leader.
– Jungle LP (XL)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Based around a core musical duo known simply as 'J' and 'T' who expand to a thrilling seven piece live band, Jungle make mesmeric, modern soul with true global appeal. Combining what The Guardian notes as "tribal in terms of rhythm but postpunk in sensibility" and Brooklyn Vegan proclaims has "a real vintage-ness here, recalling the period of funk and soul just as those genres started transitioning into disco," Jungle has quickly perked the curiosity of media across the globe.

– Hungry Man LP (Soundway)
Originally recorded for the EMI Nigeria label and produced by legendary producer Odion Iruoje, Keyboard was a one-off studio project formed by Brodricks Majuwa and Isaac Digha from circa 1978. These two session men were often used at the EMI studio and played in multiple recordings that Iruoje produced throughout the era. This extremely scarce and obscure record features amongst others Ignace de Souza of The Black Santiagos from the city of Cotonou, Benin and Jonni Wood from the band SJOB movement. Lilting, laid-back, solid, soul-funk grooves and beautiful horn arrangements with synth effects combine for a unique sound but one that is unmistakably from the sound forge of Odion Iruoje and his two front-line studio engineers Emmanuel Odenusi and Kayode Salami.

>Takuya Kuroda
– Rising Son 2xLP (Blue Note)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Ascendant trumpeter and composer Takuya Kuroda makes his Blue Note debut with
Rising Son, which was produced by José James. Kuroda, who is best known for his inspired presence in James’ band, steps forth here to helm that remarkable band which features keyboardist Kris Bowers, electric bassist Solomon Dorsey, drummer Nate Smith, and trombonist Corey King.
– Water Near A Bridge LP+MP3 (Trouble In Mind)
The Australian guitar-less trio utilize organ, bass and drums to communicate their message crafting dense and heady tunes sprung from the seeds of improvisation and honed to perfection in the studio. Three songs, each over ten minutes in length. (Limited quantities pressed on mixed color vinyl.)

>Kim Richey
– Thorn In My Heart: The Work Tapes Version LP (Yep Roc)
Thorn In My Heart shows that Richey's still dreaming up fetching melodies that arc and bend in unexpected ways, and still discovering fresh angles from which to articulate matters of the heart. The array of top-tier guests include Trisha Yearwood, Jason Isbell, Wilco's Pat Sansone, My Morning Jacket's Carl Broemel, and Will Kimbrough.
– Ultraviolet 2xLP (Fake Four Inc.)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Ultraviolet is Sadistik's unabashed nosedive into the subconscious mind, a three dimensional portrait painted in hues of psychosis and psychedelia. Drawing on his background in clinical psychology and cinematic predictions, he creates a richly layered world of his own and offers the listener a passing glimpse through the keyhole.
– Transitions 001 12"+MP3 (Young Turks)
SBTRKT – Transitions 002 12"+MP3 (Young Turks)
SBTRKT – Transitions 003 12"+MP3 (Young Turks)
Transitions series is the first new music from SBTRKT since his debut album is released on three individual 12" records. Each record features artwork and 2D Moire animation by A Hidden Place. When removing the sleeve from its inner casing it creates a unique visual effect that ties in beautifully with the effect created by moving the mouse on the Transitions website. New album coming later this year.
– Chopping Mall [Reissue/1986] LP (Waxwork)
Remastered vinyl reissue of Chuck Cirino's original score to the B-Movie horror classic. HQ-180gm florescent pink vinyl.

– Ghostbusters [Reissue/1984] LP (Sony Legacy)
The original chart-topping soundtrack album to the hit film
Ghostbusters, out of print on vinyl for years, returns to the format for its 30th anniversary. Featuring the Oscar and Grammy-nominated worldwide hit "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker Jr., plus tracks by Air Supply, Thompson Twins and Laura Branigan.
>The Specials
– Live At The Moonlight Club LP (Rhino)
In May 1979, the day before the British general elections that saw Margaret Thatcher come to power, The Specials played a set at the Moonlight Club in Hampstead, London. Reportedly secretly recorded by Decca Records, who had an office next to the Moonlight Club, it made its way to the bootleggers and wasn't officially released until 1992, through Chrysalis Records.

>Test Of Time
– By Design CD (Bridge Nine)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Taking cues from seminal hardcore acts, Test Of Time play an aggressive onslaught of thoughtful and melodic youth crew hardcore likely to please fans of Youth Of Today, Turning Point and In My Eyes.

>Various Artists
– The Best Of 2 Tone 2xLP (Parlophone)
To celebrate the music and cultural movement that the label helped inspire, Parlophone has created a new compilation that brings together the best tracks from the label's history.
The Best of 2 Tone features 18 tracks, including the first single from Madness ("The Prince"), the Beat's classic cover of Smokey Robinson's "Tears Of A Clown," and Bodysnatchers' "People Do Rocksteady," plus three more songs by The Selecter: "On My Radio," "Three Minute Hero" and "Missing Words."
>Cassandra Wilson
– Traveling Miles [Reissue/1999] 2xLP (Blue Note)
Part of Blue Note’s 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign. Released in 1999,
Traveling Miles is a tribute album by Cassandra Wilson to Miles Davis.
released 22 JULY 2014
>5 Seconds Of Summer - 5 Seconds Of Summer CD (Capitol)
Debut full-length album from the Australian pop/punk quartet.

– Alvvays CD/LP+MP3 (Polyvinyl)
Alvvays is two women, three men, a crate of C-86 tapes and a love of jingle-jangle. Both sun-splashed and twilit, their self-titled debut features nine songs concealing drunkenness, defeat and death in tungsten-tinted pop that glitters like sea glass. (Also available on electric-blue vinyl.)

>The Amazing Snakeheads
– Amphetamine Ballads CD/LP (Domino)
Amphetamine Ballads is the debut album from Glasgow's The Amazing Snakeheads. It is a monument to the redemptive powers of rock & roll -- full of rage, romance and dark humor – and is an uncompromising, astonishingly visceral debut album.
– Lowborn CD (Tooth & Nail)
Anberlin’s seventh and final album. Vinyl version due August 19.

– Document Of Dissent (1993-2003) CD/2xLP (Fat Wreck Chords)
After more than 20 years writing smash hits about smashing the state, Anti-Flag have compiled a comprehensive best of album. Aptly titled A
Document Of Dissent, this collection houses two decades of material that thoroughly represents Anti-Flag's strong blend of music and message.
>Bastard Feast
– Osculum Infame CD (Season Of Mist)
Portland's Bastard Feast (formerly Elitist) unleash a virulent strain of blackened hardcore on their new album. Doom-heavy riffs propel an unholy blend of metal, crust and (hints of) d-beat.

>The Beatles
– The Japan Box 5xCD (Capitol)
Following the release of
The US Albums, The Japan Box commemorates the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles debut in Japan. Using the 2009 remasters, The Japan Box contains the first five original Japanese LP titles, reproduced as CDs.
>The Black Angels
– Clear Lake Forest CD/LP+MP3 (Blue Horizon)
The Black Angels are excited to reveal
Clear Lake Forest, featuring seven entirely new tracks, hot on the heels of their acclaimed album Indigo Meadow released last year. Guitarist Christian Bland invites listeners to accompany the band on a sonic odyssey: "After roaming through the Indigo Meadow, the time has come to journey to the Clear Lake Forest, where seven tales of diamonds, executioners, and other strange occurrences await underneath the crystal waves lapping in the lake." Also available on clear vinyl which includes download.
>The Brand New Heavies
– Allsboutthefunk [2004] CD (Shanachie)
Allabouthefunk, a 2004 recording which was previously only available in Japan, finds The Brand New Heavies delivering just what the title implies a strong set of grooves leaning on the funk oriented end of their classic sound.
>Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
– From Her To Eternity [Reissue/1884] CD (Mute)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Kicking Against The Pricks [Reissue/1986] CD (Mute)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – The Firstborn Is Dead [Reissue/1985] CD (Mute)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Your Funeral…My Trial [Reissue/1986] CD (Mute)
The first four Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds albums, reissued and available again in single-disc formats for the first time in years.

>Michael Cleveland And Flamekeeper
– On Down The Line CD (Compass)
New album from one of the premier bluegrass fiddlers of his generation.

>Colony House
– When I Was Younger CD (Descendant)
The threesome maintains a balance of craft and immediacy that reflects its affinity for the sound of such alt-rock outfits as Interpol and The Killers, while echoing the influence of such alternative icons as U2 and New Order. They've assimilated their multiple influences in a manner that's wholly distinctive, adding tight harmonies, strong instrumental chops and a keen melodic sensibility that's all their own. Vinyl version due August 5.

– Nobody’s Smiling CD (Def Jam)
Tenth album from the two-time Grammy Award-winning Chicago rapper. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three bonus tracks. Vinyl version due August 12.

– Mega Philosophy CD (Slimstyle)
Hip-hop legend Cormega presents his first album since 2009's
Born And Raised. Mega Philosophy is exactly what it says in the title a summing up of 'Mega's point of view. With tracks that feature Raekwon, Chantelle Nandi, Maya Azucena, and other heavyweights, Mega Philosophy brings it all together.
>Corrupt Moral Altar
– Mechanical Tides CD (Season Of Mist)
Corrupt Moral Altar is a difficult band to pin down. Despite being wholeheartedly embraced by the grindcore community, this gruesome quartet are not your average assortment of blastbeat fanatics, imbuing their vitriolic sound with colossal swathes of Iron Monkey style sludge.

>Crown The Empire
– Resistance: Rise Of The Runaways CD (Rise)
New album from the Texan metalcore band.

>Warren Cuccurullo/Ustad Sultan Khan
- The Master CD (Six Degrees)
Khan's collaboration with former Duran Duran and Frank Zappa guitarist Warren Cuccurullo weren't exactly lost, just put on hold since the 1998 recording session in London. Recorded during a predominantly spontaneous weekend,
The Master features Khan's inimitable sarangi playing and singing with a lushly textured ambient guitar soundtrack provided by Cuccurullo.
>The Dagger
– The Dagger CD (Century Media)
While there certainly has been a revival of ‘70s rock and traditional ‘80s metal in recent years, this Swedish band thought many acts around lacked the right feeling and sound, so they set out to create real classic hard rock/heavy metal rooted in blues rock and perform it simply the way they like to hear it themselves.

– Will To Be Well CD/2xLP (Blackest Ever Black)
The 15 tracks assembled here showcase the maturation of a uniquely gifted and expressive composer: writer/producer Marc Dall's stirring, efflorescent melodies and stately harmonic architectures, with their grievously honed simplicity, are a delight: lucid, lyrical, immediate. For all the modernity of Dalhous' approach, the album recalls a bygone era in synthesized and sample-based music, a time when its practitioners were not just set-designers but storytellers, too.

>Dog Fashion Disco
– Sweet Nothings CD (Rotten)
DFD’s first new album in eight years further expands on their ska roots by blending in elements of metal, hardcore, jazz, pop, country and dub.

>Mike Doughty
– Live At Ken’s House CD (Snack Bar)
An album of 14 Soul Coughing songs, played live (some with a band, some acoustic).

– Drenge CD/LP (Infectious Music)
Drenge (Danish for "boys") hail from Castleton, near Sheffield in the North of England. The Loveless brothers have an uncanny ability to tap into the insouciance, confusion and chaos of today's generation while at the same time translating it into a vicious serotonin rush. Even though the brothers are barely in their 20s, they have accumulated enough confidence, vim and vigor in their music to sweep any discerning listener off their feet.

>The Durutti Column
– Chronicle LX: XI 2xCD (Kooky)
This partly autobiographical album was first commissioned for a performance in April 2011 at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. During this period, Vini and Poppy (his girlfriend of nine years) parted company and it was a heartbroken Vini that went on to complete the production. Despite the breakup, Poppy had agreed to perform on piano that evening for two of the songs that she had written with Vini accompanying on guitar. Over the following three years, the artist has battled serious illness and has not played a full show since. It was – and still is – a very difficult time physically, mentally and emotionally for Vini Reilly. The compositions reflect a particular stage in Vini’s recent life.

>Lawrence English
– Wilderness Of Mirrors CD/LP (Room40)
Wilderness Of Mirrors is the new album from Lawrence English. This album has been two years in the making and the first album created since the release of his 2011 ode to J.A. Baker's novel, The Peregrine. It is English's most tectonic auditory offering to date, an unrelenting passage of colliding waves of harmony and dynamic live instrumentation. It is reflection upon reflection, a pure whiteout of absolute aurality.
>Field Mouse
– Hold Still Life CD/LP (Topshelf)
A mix of dreamy reverb-tinged guitars and synthesizers, Field Mouse blends the hard edges of indie rock with the warmer stylings of dream pop and shoegaze. Their songs lure you in with saccharine melodies and soothing vocals, and turn on you without warning with biting lyrics and a thick layered wall of fuzz guitar.

>Dom Flemons
– Prospect Hill CD/LP (Music Maker)
Dom Flemons is most recognized by music aficionados as a founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops, but this past December he celebrated his final days with the group as he began the road towards a solo career. Diving way back into yesteryear, Flemons set out to combine several styles including southern folk, spiritual, and front porch jug and strings while pulling them together to make one cohesive album.
>Flintface – Hope CD (Tell The Rest)
The Philadelphia rocker’s Flintface releases his new new album was produced by Ross Hogarth (Van Halen, Ziggy Marley). Said Joe Scorsone, aka Flintface, "This record is about having faith in where we are headed." His background can be traced to the streets of West Philadelphia, where, as the son of a minister, he was involved from a very young age in giving back to the local community. At the same time, sadly, he was a victim of abuse that set his formative years on a dark course of insecurity and depression.

– Telos CD (Solid State)
Telos, meaning "an end or purpose" is a fresh breath in the metalcore genre the fans of August Burns Red, Every Time I Die, For Today and A Day To Remember will enjoy.

>Four Years Strong
– Go Down In History CDEP (Pure Noise)
New EP from the Warped Tour veterans. Fast, catchy, and just plain fun. Vinyl version due August 19.

– Do You Wanna Start A War CD (Century Media)
"We wanted to do something a little different. We love, obviously, Avenged Sevenfold or Five Finger Death Punch, we love Iron Maiden, we love Ozzy. But we also love Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin and Queen and U2 and The Beatles, bands that would always broaden their horizons, but still sound… the core of the band's sound was still there, but they would different things."

– Freeman CD/LP (Partisan)
Freeman is Aaron Freeman's first album of original material since disbanding Ween and getting sober, but it's not a record mired in its maker's private struggles. It's a collection of gorgeous, subtly offbeat songs.
>Gentle Giant
– The Power & The Glory (Mixed By Steven Wilson) CD/CD+DVD/CD+Blu-ray/LP (Alucard)
Digitally remixed, remastered and expanded edition of this 1974 album from the prog rock band. Steven has remixed this album keeping the essence of the original mixes but adding specific touches that he believed were important to garner an even better audiophile listening experience. Available in Regular single-disc and Expanded editions. Expanded adds either 5.1 Blu-ray or DVD audio.

>Got A Girl
– I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now CD/LP (Bulk Recordings)
In the grand tradition of great pop duos like Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, Captain and Tenille, Simon And Garfunkel, Hall And Oates, and Shields And Yarnell; Got A Girl is the blossoming collaboration between Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Smashed, The Spectacular Now) and superproducer Dan 'The Automator' Nakamura (Gorillaz, Deltron 3030).

– Evolution CD (Pavement Music)
(Hed)p.e. has their sights firmly set on the New World Order and they are using their brand of hardcore to bring it down. While early (Hed)p.e. albums found them mixed up in the rock & roll lifestyle, the group have been reborn to become the voice for a movement that empowers the youth and explores Secret World History, and at the same time promotes unity and political activism. Always pushing the envelope, (Hed)p.e.’s new album
Evolution is built on heavy dark riffs and deep, solid grooves.
>Hook & Anchor
– Hook & Anchor CD/LP (Jealous Butcher)
After a busy five years touring with Portland band Blind Pilot, Kati Claborn, sitting on a pile of tunes, enlisted Erik Clampitt to form Hook & Anchor. The band's debut is adventurous, yet accessible, stitched together by a reverence for traditional American music. The album exists somewhere at the confluence of country, folk, and rock, with every track pushing definitions across a new border.

>Ill Nino
– Til Death La Familia CD (Victory)
Prominent hard rock/Latin metal pioneers Ill Nino assert their dominance on their seventh full-length album. Revered for their bilingual vocals and fusion of Latin-influenced, dynamic and melodic metal, Ill Nino has been a mainstay in the genre for over 15 years.

>Joyce Manor
– Never Hungover Again CD/LP+CD (Epitaph)
Think the speed and sense of melody of the Descendents, the artfully bittersweet lyricism of Jawbreaker and the undeniable heart-on-sleeve honesty of the first two Weezer albums.

>Sammy Kershaw
– Do You Know Me? A Tribute To George Jones CD/LP (Big Hit)
A 14-song collection of songs made famous by his long-time, dear friend, George Jones.

>King Asgard
– Karg CD (Metal Blade)
Third album from the Swedish Viking black metal-tinged act.

>La Hell Gang
– Thru Me Again CD/LP (Mexican Summer)
Hailing from Santiago, which plays host to an ever-growing psychedelic scene (Holydrug Couple, Follakzoid, La Banda, etc), the La Hell Gang creates a remote and wild brand of rock & roll. The eight tracks across
Thru Me Again weave seamlessly, channeling heat, light and endless desert dunes.
>La Roux
– Trouble In Paradise CD/LP (Interscope)
Sophomore album from the British electropop act.

>Oliver Leib
– Inside Voices CD (Psychonavigation)
Frankfurt based DJ and producer Oliver Lieb is involved in the production of electronic music since 1988. With more than 300 singles and albums including remixes for Faithless, Moby, Snap, Yello, Human League, Mory Kante, Utah Saints to name a few, he made it in the premier league of international producers and keeps surprising and amazing people with his extraordinary sounds and diversity.

>Love Dominique
– Love Dominique CD (Love Sound Music)
New release from Houston-based R&B singer Dominique Henry aka Love Dominique.

>Lust Of Decay
– Infesting The Exhumed CD (Comatose Music)
Catchy, memorable and brutalizing death metal.

– Elddop CD (Southern Lord)
"The last album from Sweden’s Martyrdöd, 2012’s
Paranoia, was a fire-starting collision of crust punk and melodic death metal with some lead-guitar heroics that occasionally lifted the whole thing to Iron Maiden-levels of fist-pumping anthemry; it landed at #8 on our list of that year’s best metal albums. Now, the band are set to release their fifth album, Elddop, and the new one doesn’t merely improve on the band’s already incredible body of work; it distills Martyrdöd’s sound to its most exciting elements, leaving everything but the highlights on the cutting-room floor." – Stereogum
– Sabbracadaver CD (Profound Lore)
New release from France's most punishing and well-known extreme doom metal bands. For years, Monarch has been delivering some of the most punishing amplifier worship. Earning this reputation over the course of countless live shows and tours, Monarch is truly an experience to behold within the realm of doom metal. A heaving, earth-rumbling low-end rhythm section underpins crawling, churning riffs of despair, while the harsh and commanding vocals of Emilie Bresson hold all within their spellbinding grip.

– Saturnalia Regalia! CD (Mint)
Monomyth is a crown jewel in the court of the crimson and clover. The Halifax four-piece carries on the hallowed East Coast tradition of janglophile pop with a smirking sense of humor, stadium-sized hooks and starry-eyed harmonies from the barbershop of broken dreams. Vinyl version due August 5.

>The Moons
– Mindwaves CD/LP (Scnitzel)
"A rich sounding, 21st century, psychedelic space odyssey, it’s full of well-crafted songs and infectious rhythms, steeped in love and destruction, peace and paranoia. Classic pop melodies brim with tight harmonies and layered guitars resulting in a rich and varied collection of songs."
-- Mojo Magazine

>Mutilation Rites
– Harbinger CD/LP/Cassette (Prosthetic)
Mutilation Rites is a filthy black metal band out of Brooklyn that incorporates elements of doom, blackened thrash, and crust with influences including, but not limited to, Darkthrone, Discharge and Dissection.

>Nico Vega
– Lead To Light CD (Five Seven Music)
Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds has been singing Nico Vega's praises for years. "I like the band so much that I married the lead singer (Aja Volkman)," he told USA Today in 2012. For the new album, Volkman and her bandmates -- guitarist Rich Koehler, and drummer Dan Epand, along with Reynolds handling production -- smoothed the edges of their raw brand of indie rock with dance beats and big, booming pop sounds.

>Nightmare And The Cat
– Simple CD/LP (Capitol)
London-via-Los Angeles indie rockers Nightmare And The Cat were formed in 2010 by brothers Django and Samuel Stewart, sons of Eurythmics founding member Dave Stewart and Bananarama's Siobhan Fahey. After working extensively in various bands around L.A., the brothers were joined by vocalist/guitarist Claire Acey, bassist Scott Henson, and drummer Spike Phillips to form the new act.

– Live In San Francisco CD/LP (Castle Face)
"These dudes are animals, period. This live recording is mixed like a hot pan on the brain, and it captures the raw live energy of a great OBN III’s show. Just about every night from note one, Orville [Bateman Neeley III] is in the crowd touching faces of fans and making OBN virgins uncomfortable. Let them touch your face (ewww)." — John Dwyer (Thee Oh Sees)

– White Devil Armory CD (E1)
Thrash metal for for fans of Anthrax, Megadeth, Testament, Slayer and Metallica. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds two bonus tracks.

>Bobby Patterson
– I Got More Soul CD (Omnivore)
New album from the American musician/singer/songwriter and record producer. Bobby Patterson's life in music has had many facets. Whether as a DJ in Texas, a producer for artists like Fontella Bass and Little Johnny Taylor, a writer whose work has been covered by everyone from Albert King to The Fabulous Thunderbirds to Golden Smog, or as a recording artist, Bobby always brings the soul.

>The Phantom Band
– Strange Friend CD/LP (Chemikal Underground)
The Phantom Band return after three and a half years with their third album
Strange Friend. The album doesn’t have one firm concept at its root but several, infused with multiple meanings it reflects the constant percolation of voices within the Scottish six-piece, all jostling for their say.
>PS I Love You
– For Those Who Stay CD/LP (Paper Bag)
Third album from a Canadian duo that "shred[s] like Ratatat on a ZZ Top kick through a Wolf Parade stomper, or Broken Social Scene crashing a high school battle-of-the-bands." [Pitchfork] Previous albums
Meet Me At The Muster Station [2010] and Death Dreams [2012] were long listed for the Polaris Music Prize.
>Rage Nucléaire
– Black Storm Of Violence CD (Season Of Mist)
New album from the Canadian extreme metallers.

- Pe'ahi CD/LP (The Raveonettes Ltd.)
Peahi (/pe'hi/ pay-ah-hee; is a place on the north shore of the island of Maui. It has lent its name to a big wave surfing break, also known as Jaws. During off-season the spot is taken over by meth fuelled crazies and people are advised to not venture out there. Immersed in the surf-history of Southern California, where both Sharin and Sune reside, the album incorporates various elements from this culture into every song both lyrically and musically.

>Real Friends
– Maybe This Place Is The Same And We’re Just Changing CD/LP (Fearless)
One of Alternative Press' Most Anticipated Bands of 2014, Real Friends is an emo/pop punk band from Chicago.

>Steve Roach
– The Delicate Forever CD (Projekt)
A reverie of gentle and etheric ambient sound meditations that awaken listener’s complex and resonant states of emotional and psychological awareness. The nuanced, minimal electronics interplay with musical space, silence, and rich textural colors in a subtle dynamic flow that nurture the senses.

>Rx Bandits
– Gemini, Her Majesty CD/2x10" (Mash Down)
This is the 7th studio record from the Californian progressive rock band. Produced by Jason Cupp (The Mars Volta, Boy Sets Fire, The Ataris).

– Sagacity 2xCD (Eagle Rock)
With Saga's new album
Sagacity, the Canadian progressive rockers manage to keep their signature sound alive with a touch of modernity. Includes a bonus disc of their greatest hits.
>Chris Smither
– Still On The Levee 2xCD (Signature Sounds)
Double-CD set celebrating the 50th anniversary of Chris Smither’s career. These are newly recorded versions of Smither’s best material, recorded in his hometown of New Orleans with an all-star band and special guests including Allen Toussaint and Loudon Wainwright. Other guest appearances include Kris Delmhorst and members of renowned rock band Morphine.

>Test Of Time
– By Design CD (Bridge Nine)
Taking cues from seminal hardcore acts, Test Of Time play an aggressive onslaught of thoughtful and melodic youth crew hardcore likely to please fans of Youth Of Today, Turning Point and In My Eyes.

>Various Artists
– Putumayo Presents: Americana CD (Putumayo World Music)
From Austin to Asheville, contemporary singer/songwriters explore America's rural musical roots.

>Various Artists
– Putumayo Presents: Cajun CD (Putumayo World Music)
A fascinating musical journey to the bayous of southwest Louisiana. Like its cousin, Zydeco, Cajun music's origins are in France and it's motto is: laissez les bon temps roulez (let the good times roll).

– Salvation CD/LP (MummaGrubbs)
Michael Grubbs performed in bar bands and musical theater productions before launching Wakey!Wakey!, a pop/rock group that put his piano background and vocal skills to good use. Grubbs’ childhood had been filled with piano lessons — his mother, a longtime piano teacher, made sure her children practiced the instrument daily — and he built Wakey!Wakey!’s sound upon the influence of Billy Joel, Elton John, Gershwin, and other ivory-pounding songwriters.

>War Of Ages
– Supreme Chaos CD (Facedown)
Supreme Chaos sees the band joined by guitarist Jack Daniels (Hope For The Dying), who brings more texture, dynamics and shredding to the mix.
>Allison Weiss
– Remember When CDEP/LP (No Sleep)
Remember When is an EP filled with songs of nostalgia, hindsight and the constant struggle of expectations versus reality. Weiss's signature power-pop is still at the forefront but there's a new, subdued and laid back coloring too much of these songs. Even a heartbreaking and touching rendition of Robyn's dance floor classic, "Call Your Girlfriend," also graces the EP. One can easily imagine Weiss finding inspiration for these songs on a crisp California night with a group of friends gathered around a bonfire.
>White Fence
– For The Reality Found Innocent CD/LP/Cassette (Drag City)
For The Recently Found Innocent is the fifth White Fence album, as well as their first to be recorded outside the bedroom (with live drumming), and was recorded by Ty Segall. White Fence conjure a fantasy about reality, of the world as it is and should always be; their songs are alterna-hits played out in green sun, in blue air, on repeat, relentless, righteous in the privacy of the front-parlor and yes, the bedroom.
>Within The Ruins
– Phenomena CD (E1)
Phenomena maintains an emphasis on showmanship with ever increasing diversity, smartly sidestepping predictable structures and contrived breakdowns. Within The Ruins are exploring the type of sonic textures and esoteric territory explored by Gojira. In some spots, a more nuanced vocal assault creeps in, with powerful might.
– Heaven & Earth CD (Frontiers)
Heaven & Earth is the first Yes album featuring new singer Jon Davison along with bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, and keyboardist Geoff Downes and follows on the heels of 2011’s Fly From Here.
>ZZ Top
– Baddest CD (Rhino)
ZZ Top – Very Baddest 2xCD (Rhino)
ZZ Top underscore their bad and nationwide bonafides with two new hits collections packed with many of the biggest songs that have made ''that little ol’ band from Texas'' among rock's most legendary groups.

DVD + Blu-ray:
- Last Tangle In Paris: Live 2012 DeFiBrilLaTouR Blu-ray+2xCD (UDR)
Last Tangle In Paris documents a time capsule in music history that will never be repeated. In addition to live Ministry performances, it also embodies rare backstage footage and one-on-one interviews. Ministry founder and frontman, Al Jourgensen has no intention to tour Ministry ever again, and thus this documentary is most certainly Jourgensen's last tangle in Paris. 90 minutes.
>ZZ Top
– Live At Montreux 2013 DVD/Blu-ray (Eagle Vision)
ZZ Top has made a number of visits to Montreux over the years, and this concert from the 2013 Festival is undoubtedly one of their finest live performances. The set list blends tracks from early seventies albums such as
Tres Hombre and Fandango through their eighties blockbuster period with Eliminator and Afterburner and up to their most recent release and return to their blues roots with La Futura. 93 minutes.

>50 Cent
– Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire To Win 2xLP (G-Unit)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Fifth album from the rapper features guest appearances from Yo Gotti, Trey Songz, Kidd Kidd, Jadakiss, Mr. Probz, Guordan Banks, Prodigy, Schoolboy Q and Styles P.

– Bathory [Reissue/1984] LP (Plastic Head America)
Bathory – Under The Sign Of The Black Mark [Reissue/1987] LP (Plastic Head America)
Bathory – Hammerheart [Reissue/1990] 2xLP (Plastic Head America)
Bathory – Twilight Of The Gods [Reissue/1991] LP (Plastic Head America)
Bathory – Blood On Ice [Reissue/1996] LP (Plastic Head America)
Bathory was essentially a one-man band, fronted by Quorthon and filled out with an endless string of session players who usually only lasted one album. Based in Sweden, Bathory is widely regarded as a pioneer of the modern black metal sound, and everybody who is anybody in black metal likes to quote Bathory as a big influence.

>Cannabis Corpse
– From Wisdom To Baked LP (Season Of Mist)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the weed-obsessed death metal band. The trio, including Municipal Waste bassist/Iron Reagan guitarist Landphil and former Gwar guitarist Brent Legion, fuse influences from the halcyon days Florida death metal into a brutal, modern US death metal attack.

>Tom Carter
– Numinal Entry LP (Halatern Etc.)
Uber limited new album from the psych/folk/drone guitarist and founding member of Charalambides. Two side-long tracks.

>Duran Duran
– Rio [Reissue/1982] 2xLP (Rhino)
Rio is the second studio album by the British rock band Duran Duran, originally released worldwide on May 10, 1982. The album was re-released in the United States in November 1982. It is arguably the best album of their career and features the hits "Rio," "Hungry Like The Wolf," "New Religion," and "Save A Prayer." This double-LP edition features the 2009 remastered versions, and contains the US mixes of four tracks along with "My Own Way (Carnival Remix)."
>Executive Slacks
– Executive Slacks [Reissue/1983] LP (Dark Entries)
Executive Slacks was spawned in the humidity of post-industrial Philadelphia by restless art students Matt Marello, John Young and Albert Ganss. Starting with performance art in subways, they soon took their angst-ridden act to galleries and night clubs. The Slacks drew their influences from contemporaries like Cabaret Voltaire and Tuxedomoon, but also from extremes like disco and dadaism.

>Exiles From Clown Town
– Tape Scissors Rock LP (Soft Abuse)
Thuggish zen punk trio Exiles From Clowntown have operated in quiet corners and with genuine mystery for several years.
Tape Scissors Rock was made using the group's three 7" singles as a foundation. If it were it a building, it'd be brutalist and utilitarian. Inside, cryptic sci-fi, surf and road movies run on a loop, soundtracked by three strangely normal looking blokes wrestling mutant tunes from guitar, bass and drums.
>Aretha Franklin
– Amazing Grace [Reissue/1972] 2xLP (Atlantic)
Amazing Grace is the third live album by American singer Aretha Franklin. Released on June 1, 1972 by Atlantic Records, It ultimately sold over two million copies in the United States alone, earning a Double Platinum certification. As of 2013, it stands as the biggest selling disc of Aretha's entire fifty-plus year recording career. It won the 1973 Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance.
>Neil Hamburger
– The First Dismay LP/Cassette (Drag City)
Specially chosen stand-up comedy recordings from Neil's recent appearances at coveted nightclubs in London, Savannah, and L.A. are interspersed with musical cries for help, as Neil emotes with the purely professional panache of the "Too Good For Neil Hamburger Band" in support.

>Donny Hathaway
– Extension Of A Man [Reissue/1973] LP (Atlantic)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue of the soul legend's last studio album, originally released in 1973.

– Wretch [Reissue/1991] 2xLP (Elektra)
Kyuss – Blues For Red Sun [Reissue/1992] LP (Elektra)
Kyuss – Welcome To Sky Valley [Reissue/1994] LP (Elektra)
Kyuss – And The Circus Leaves Town… [Reissue/1995] LP (Elektra)
Stoner rock band formed in 1988 as Katzenjammer. They changed their name to Sons Of Kyuss in 1989 and released a self-titled EP in the following year. In 1991 the band shortened its name to Kyuss. They released four full-length albums, most of which have been out-of-print for some time and fetch serious coin on the collector’s market.

>Mac Blackout Band
– Mac Blackout Band LP (Pelican Pow Wow)
For those in the know, yes, this is Mac Blackout of Mickey, Daily Void, and The Functional Blackouts. Back in the glam punk game, this LP is full of screams, synths, and shredding solos. Everything you could want from the master of modern punk.

>Maggie’s Marshmallows
– Come Along b/w Born Loser 7" (Get Hip)
Debut single by this teenage garage punk trio from Prague.

- He Never Spoke A Mumblin’ Word LP (The Flenser)
He Never Spoke A Mumblin’ Word is the fourth full-length from electronic black metal band Mamaleek. "The duo—a pair of brothers who prefer to keep their identities a secret—mix Middle Eastern song structures and samples, atonal experimental and avant-garde accents, guttural black metal howls, accessible electronic breakbeats, sludgy doom metal guitar-work, nimble piano interludes, and plenty of pop panache to create an unrelenting, moving sound." — Forbes
>Melchior und das Menace
– Hunger LP (Castle Face)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. What we have here is a fabulous collection of classic Melchior und das Menace. We asked, he let us dig through the archive, and lo and behold: Hunger, a grip of unreleased Melchior gold. It will take less than ten seconds for the high to kick in after the rush of greasy guitars consume you at the get-go of "A Wizard Doesn’t Need A Computer." And yes, he’s taking the piss.

– Ancient Sufi Invocations & Forgotten Songs from Aleppo LP (Electric Cowbell)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. A collection of ultra rare Sufi recordings captured in Syria months before civil war erupted. Beautiful, sacred chanting and haunting melodies recorded in the courtyard of a 500-year-old house in one of the world's oldest cities. An ominous statement from one of the worlds most sacred and ancient vocal traditions. HQ-180gm gram vinyl with bonus material and metallic gatefold jacket.

– I Wanna Kill You b/w They Were Doin’ The Pogo 7" (Get Hip)
New single features an original 1977 alternate track from their latest LP
Hijack The Radio while the B-side premieres "They Were Doin' The Pogo", a brand new cut from their newly recorded forthcoming LP.
>Molly Nilssen
– These Things Take Time 2xLP (Dark Skies Association/Night School)
Originally self-released in 2008 on a limited CDR run with hand-folded sleeve, Nilsson’s debut album has slowly taken over the hearts of many. In 2014 this modern classic of autonomous, DIY pop and punk-as-you-like attitude is presented on vinyl for the first time.

– Demolition Plot J-7 [Reissue/1990] Drag City)
Reissue of the first of three Pavement singles to be issued by Drag City.

>Pusswhip Banggang
– Jambalaya 12" (Drag City)
Pusswhip Banggang first debuted on
Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! in 2006. The package for this single is ultra-deluxe: gatefold jacket with reverse-side printing on the boards, direct-metal mastered full color picture-disc with custom shape and insert with recipe included.
>Roll The Dice
– Until Silence 2xLP+CD (Leaf)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Until Silence marks a monumental shift for Roll The Dice. The characteristic framework of piano and synthesizer is reinforced with a newly conscripted string section: dramatic arrangements grind against furnace blasts of static, and phases of unrelenting rhythmic intensity collapse into moments of frayed, fragile beauty.
>Royal Trux
– Hero Zero b/w Love Is… [Reissue/1989] (Drag City)
Reissue of Drag City’s very first release. Reviled in its day for its use of Moog synthesizer, but 25 years later, Royal Trux's catalog contains many perennial favorites and Neil and Jennifer are still going strong.

– Frizzled 7" (God? Records)
Equal parts shamble-dance and noise-pop, Running drive relentlessly while shouting their hilarious lyrics with vigor from the bottom of a well of cheap reverb.

>Severed Heads
– Dark Eyes Opened [Reissue/1983] LP (Dark Entries)
Severed Heads are one of the longest standing bands to have emerged from the Australian post-punk and experimental scene. They began in Sydney in 1979, and were an early outfit to incorporate elements of industrial noise-generation, tape-cutting and looping, and electronic sound synthesis. As the project developed, song-structures and vocals were employed in a more-or-less recognizable mutant electro pop style.

>Siamese Twins
– Still Corner 7" (Eunuch Records)
"One part twee, two parts goth. Darkly shaded dream pop with a familiar sound - the dim crunch of Black Tambourine, the cool, textured vocals. The band has an immediacy that may come from their backgrounds in punk/hardcore bands like Ampere, Libyans, and Confins." -- Pitchfork

>The Story So Far
– Songs Of LP (Pure Noise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Story So Far is back with a new EP just in time for their appearance on the main stage at the 2014 Vans Warped Tour.
Songs Of The Story So Far is made up of a few familiar favorites from the band's 2013 album What You Don't See, as well as a couple of new surprises.
>Straight Arrows
– Make Up Your Mind b/w Two Timer 7" (Agitated)
This is dancing music -- garage pop nuggets that will get you up out of your dronesome slumber and force some rug cutting antics.

– Cuatro Hombres LP+MP3 (Robotic Empire)
St. Louis quartet Tilts return with ten brand new tracks of killer rock & roll. Guitarist/vocalist Andrew Elstner splits his time between Tilts and Torche and can sing like a mofo; these soaring vocals land atop catchy songs both heavy and melodic. Color vinyl with download.

>The Ugly Beats
– Brand New Day LP (Get Hip)
Your favorite Texas garage band has committed twelve new songs to wax. (Limited copies pressed on orange vinyl.)

>Various Artists
– I Hear The Devil Calling Me [Reissue/1991] 7" (Drag City)
Reissue of Drag City’s eighth release which features twelve one-minute-or-less songs by twelve New Zealand artists including: Alastair Galbraith, The Dead C, Dadamah, and more.

– Subsequent Pleasures [Reissue/1984] LP (Dark Entries)
First layering the drone-like tones of monophonic synthesizers over tape loops and rhythm tracks, Xymox recorded guitar and bass without the use of computers. The five-song
Subsequent Pleasures EP was released in 1984 and limited to 500 vinyl copies, serving as a precursor to the dark wave sounds they would champion on their self-titled debut on 4AD the following year.
>Matthew Young
– Recurring Dreams [Reissue/1981] LP (Drag City)
At the apex of the Eno/Berlin schools' influence over a myriad of American followers, Matthew Young created eight EMS/Rhodes pieces solo, subtly weaving in variable-speed Revox manipulation of traditional rock instrumentation with the lightest of touches. Fans of Erik Satie, JD Emmanuel, private-issue new age or the more placid side of minimal synth should take note of this one.

>Bonnie Billy & The Picket Line
– Funtown Comedown (Sea Note)
Live recording of Bonnie and the bluegrass band, The Picket Line. The songs they play are music for an afternoon, an evening, and a night. Includes songs by the great Merle Haggard, Ralph Stanley and Palace Brothers.

>Neil Hamburger
– The First Dismay (Drag City)
Specially chosen stand-up comedy recordings from Neil's recent appearances at coveted nightclubs in London, Savannah, and L.A. are interspersed with musical cries for help, as Neil emotes with the purely professional panache of the "Too Good For Neil Hamburger Band" in support.

>Mutilation Rites
– Harbinger (Prosthetic)
Mutilation Rites is a filthy black metal band out of Brooklyn that incorporates elements of doom, blackened thrash, and crust with influences including, but not limited to, Darkthrone, Discharge and Dissection.

>White Fence
– For The Reality Found Innocent (Drag City)
For the Recently Found Innocent is the fifth White Fence album, as well as their first to be recorded outside the bedroom (with live drumming), and was recorded by Ty Segall. White Fence conjure a fantasy about reality, of the world as it is and should always be; their songs are alterna-hits played out in green sun, in blue air, on repeat, relentless, righteous in the privacy of the front-parlor and yes, the bedroom.
released 15 JULY 2014
>The Acid – Liminal CD/LP (Mute)
"Prepare to fall into a dark, electronic summer haze: the debut album from transatlantic three-piece The Acid is here, and it's every bit the broody, boundary-crushing gem their early tracks suggested it would be. Colliding lo-fi indie with booming post-Burial bass music influences, the trio - cult Aussie songwriter Ry X, Brighton-based Grammy nominee Adam Freeland and L.A.-born Drake collaborator Steve Nalepa - first grabbed our attention last year with 'The Creeper,' a three minute slow-burn of scuttling Portishead-style beats and breathy Thom Yorke vocals." – NME

>Marsha Ambrosius
– Friends & Lovers CD (RCA)
The British R&B singer/songwriter’s sophomore album features production from Marsha, Pop & Oak, Da Internz, Eric Hudson, The Justice League and more.

>The Atlantic Family
– Live At Montreaux [1978] CD (Wounded Bird)
First time on CD for this super session featuring all the great jazz artists signed to Atlantic Records in the early 1970s. This set features Don Ellis, Herbie Mann, Joe Farrell, The Brecker Brothers, Luther Vandross, Klaus Doldinger, Sonny Fortune, Ben E. King, David Newman, Richard Tee and a host of others.

>Betraying The Martyrs
– Phantom CD (Sumerian)
This Paris, France based metal band is a venerable freight-train of aggression with blazing harmonies, captivating hooks and bombastic off-time precision.

>Big Wreck
– Ghosts CD (Zoe)
"Big Wreck has often flirted with progressive rock, particularly on their earlier material, and even on
Ghosts, while the band might at first glance come off as a somewhat generic modern rock band, close listening reveals some impressively intricate layering and a diverse palette of sounds that is subtle and deceptively simple-sounding." – Sputnik Music
– Strange Desire CD/LP (RCA)
Strange Desire is the debut album from this new project from fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff. "I was very conscious about making an album that didn't sound like eleven singles," Antonoff told Billboard in March, after Bleachers had played its first few live shows. The album was written and produced by Antonoff, with co-producer John Hill and Vince Clarke helping with the project. "I Wanna Get Better," the lead single from the album, was released in February and has received a music video directed by Antonoff's girlfriend, Lena Dunham.
– An Anthology Of Dead Ends [Reissue/2002] CD/LP (Hydra Head)
As with all Botch recordings this six-song mini-album is a monstrous concoction of metal, noise, indie rock guitar trickery, full of depth and minute secrets which slowly secrete themselves with successive listens.

>Henry Butler/Steven Bernstein And The Hot 9
– Viper’s Drag CD/2xLP (Impulse!/Blue Note)
Viper’s Drag is the happy collision of two perfectly matched musical sensibilities—that of the New Orleans singer/pianist Henry Butler and trumpeter/arranger Steven Bernstein -- two students of early jazz with decidedly modern voices.
>Paul Butterfield’s Better Days
– Live At Winterland Ballroom CD (Wounded Bird)
Reissue of this rare live album. Paul Butterfield set the standards in the 1960s and 1970s for kick-ass white electric blues.

>Ana Calvi
– Strange Weather CDEP/LP (Domino)
Anna Calvi presents a five-track EP of covers of tracks by FKA Twigs, Connan Mockasin, Suicide, David Bowie as well as a collaboration with David Byrne on the title track, a cover of Keren Ann’s "Strange Weather."

>Jack Clement
– For Once & For All CD (I.R.S. Nashville)
For Once & For All is the final record from the late Cowboy Jack Clement, recent inductee to the Country Music Hall Of Fame. He was a singer/songwriter and producer who worked with a myriad of artists including Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Tome Jones, AJ Croce, U2, Hank Snow and many others.
>John Coltrane & Friends
– Sideman: Trane’s Blue Note Sessions 3xCD (Blue Note)
A collection of the legendary saxophonist's sideman sessions for Blue Note Records from 1956-1957, when Coltrane was a regular member of the Miles Davis Quintet and played with pianist Thelonious Monk.

>Driver Friendly
– Unimagined Bridges CD/LP (Hopeless)
When Driver Friendly first met in high school in North Houston, Texas their friendship quickly turned from hanging out after school to writing songs in a garage and playing shows around their hometown. As the band gained momentum and a loyal fan base around the area, they took a huge step and moved to Austin, TX- the live music capital of the world- to continue pursuing their dream.

>The Eleventh House Featuring Larry Coryell
– Aspects [Reissue/1976] CD (Wounded Bird)
Reissue of this 1976 album from this band formed by jazz great Larry Coryell. Larry is best known as one of the original jazz-fusion guitarists of the 1970s. He has issued solo albums, along with collaborations with John McLaughlin and other jazz-fusion luminaries.

>Richard Elliot
– Lip Service CD (Heads Up)
Lip Service, Richard Elliot has come full circle as one of the reigning merchants of soul jazz and cementing his role as one of the great contemporary sax players in the world.
– Hard Believer CD/2xLP (Ninja Tune)
Recorded in seventeen days at Hollywood’s legendary Sound Factory studios with producer Billy Bush (Garbage, Beck, Foster The People),
Hard Believer is shot through with rawness and controlled aggression; an album replete with calm beginnings seguing into powerfully hypnotic loops and climactic finales. It is a masterful collection of songs from an artist at the peak of his creative powers.
>Jerry Garcia Band
- GarciaLive Volume Four: March 22nd, 1978 Veteran's Hall 2xCD (ATO)
The fourth installment of the recently launched archival series presents the Jerry Garcia Band's performance from March 22, 1978 at Veteran's Hall in Sebastopol, CA. This incarnation of the Jerry Garcia Band features Garcia and longtime collaborator John Kahn plus drummer Buzz Buchanan and Grateful Dead bandmates Keith and Donna Jean Godchaux. Grammy award winning vocalist Maria Muldaur ("Midnight At The Oasis") rounds out the line-up. Over two hours of previously unreleased music mastered from original soundboard recordings.

>Grave Digger
– Return Of The Reaper CD/2xCD/LP (Napalm)
New album from the veteran metal band. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a disc of bonus tracks.

>Green River Ordinance
– Green River Ordinance CD (Green River Ordinance)
Green River Ordinance formed in Fort Worth, TX over a decade ago and have since been perfecting their own blend of Texas country, Southern rock, and folk into their own unique sound.

>John Hiatt
– Terms Of My Surrender CD/LP (New West)
Hiatt, a master lyricist and satirical storyteller, weaves hidden plot twists into fictional tales ranging in topics including redemption, relationships, growing older and surrendering, on his terms.
Terms Of My Surrender is musically rooted in acoustic blues, accentuated by Hiatt’s soulful, gritty voice, which mirrors the gravity of his reflective lyrics.
>Half Japanese
– Volume One: 1981-1985 3xCD (Fire)
Fire Records continues their Half Japanese reissue campaign by bringing you the next three albums in the set, collected as
Half Japanese: 1981-1985. Half Japanese were formed in 1974 by brothers Jad and David Fair. Despite being lifelong music obsessives, their approach to the craft of writing and the art of performing was utterly unique. Heavily inspired by Jackson Pollock, Half Japanese were always more of an art project than a musical journey. More important than technical ability, was enthusiasm and a thirst for creation. They eschewed traditional ways of playing to explore different tunings, allowing them to coax new sounds from their instruments.
>Hercules & Love Affair
– Feast Of The Broken Heart CD (Big Beat)
Hercules & Love Affair’s third album sees visionary founder Andy Butler and his ever-evolving musical collective pushing the boundaries of house music, disco, and pop to create a collection of stunningly original new dancefloor anthems.

>I The Breather
– Life Reaper CD (Sumerian)
Over the course of five years the metalcore titans I The Breather have generated a legion of die-hard followers backed by two highly acclaimed full-length albums and a slew of unrelenting touring across the nation.

– Jungle CD (XL)
Based around a core musical duo known simply as 'J' and 'T' who expand to a thrilling seven piece live band, Jungle make mesmeric, modern soul with true global appeal. Combining what The Guardian notes as "tribal in terms of rhythm but postpunk in sensibility" and Brooklyn Vegan proclaims has "a real vintage-ness here, recalling the period of funk and soul just as those genres started transitioning into disco," Jungle has quickly perked the curiosity of media across the globe. Vinyl version due July 29.

– Upright Behavior CD/LP (Hometapes)
"It's about an alien cutting up Earth with a giant pair of scissors and putting it back together." Landlady's Adam Schatz introduced "The Globe" in Austin last March, his hands quickly and comically snipping at the air with invisible Texas-sized clippers. It was just halfway through the band's final SXSW performance at Hometapes' Friend Island and a spellbound and smiling crowd surrounded the stage. As the song kicked in, sounding like "the Band if they had Dirty Projectors' skewed sense of song structure" (Pitchfork), one thing was refreshingly and crystal clear: big scissors or not, there was no wall between the audience and Landlady left to cut.

>Hubert Laws
– Then There Was Light, Vol. 1 & 2 [Reissue/1974] CD (Wounded Bird)
Hubert Laws – San Francisco Concert [Reissue/1977] CD (Wounded Bird)
Hubert Laws is a jazz flute player who issued numerous albums throughout the 1970s.

>Lil Keek
– Money Don’t Sleep CD (Swisha House Int’l)
18 brand new tracks featuring guest appearances by 2 Chainz, Yo Gotti, Kirko Bangz, Paul Wall, Devin Da Dude, Kevin Gates, 8 Ball, Killa Kyleon, ESG, Big Pokey and more.

– Unfinished Business CD (Loverboy)
Loverboy's new release
Unfinished Business contains new songs in search of a feel, old songs needing new lyrics, seven minute songs yearning to be four, drum machine songs waiting for a real drummer, and everything crying out for hooks, hooks and more hooks.
– Passerby CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Passerby is the second album by Australian/Brooklyn band Luluc; it is their first international release and their Sub Pop debut. Co-produced by the band and The National's Aaron Dessner, the album shows off all of Luluc's best qualities, retaining the gentle beauty of the duo’s debut while adding textures built with a cadre of impressive players. Band influences like Simon and Garfunkel and Gillian Welch (and, of course, Nick Drake) can be felt throughout Passerby, while the poignant restraint aligns them well with label mates Low.
– Photograph (Double Exposure) [Reissue/1976/2005] 2xCD (Wounded Bird)
Melanie was a folk-pop singer/songwriter who issued many excellent albums in the 1970s on Buddah Records and then on her own Neighborhood Records. She is also known for her appearance at the original Woodstock festival in 1969. In 1976 she signed with Atlantic Records and issued the album
Photograph. This is a reissue of Rhino Handmade’s 2005 double-CD version.
– World Peace Is None Of Your Business CD/2xLP (Harvest)
World Peace Is None Of Your Business explores the tragedy of human apathy in our turbulent, modern era, and maintains Morrissey’s signature humor, drama, and emotional longing.
>Jason Mraz
– Yes! CD (Atlantic)
The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter who brought you hits like "I’m Yours" and "I Won’t Give Up" is back with his first album since his 2012’s
Love Is A Four Letter Word. For Yes! Mraz collaborated with Los Angeles-based folk-rock group Raining Jane.
>Novembers Doom
– Bled White CD/2xLP (The End)
Cited as one of the earliest American death/doom metal bands, Novembers Doom entered the recording studio this year for their ninth full length album
Bled White. Ever since their humble beginnings in 1989, the band has striven to create their own unique brand of dark, brooding and melancholic metal music.
– Yesterdays CD/LP (Epitaph)
In November 2012 SoCal’s raucous punk heroes Pennywise announced the return of original vocalist, Jim Lindberg. Coming off a sold-out 25th anniversary tour featuring the classic lineup of Randy, Byron, Fletcher and Jim, the same lineup hit the studio to record
Yesterdays, as both a tribute and fierce rebranding of their punk rock legacy.
- EX (Performed Live At The Guggenheim NYC) CD/LP (Mute)
EX is the first album from Richie Hawtin's Plastikman in nine years. Hawtin was an influential part of Detroit's techno wave in the early 1990s and continues to be a leading pioneer of minimal techno. He is well known and regarded for his work under the alias, Plastikman under which he released a series of minimalist records during the 1990s and early 2000s that put him on the map as a leading electronic artist. This very special album was recorded live at the Guggenheim and consists of seven tracks.
>Puss N Boots
– No Fools, No Fun CD (Blue Note)
Puss N Boots is a trio of like-minded gals that finds Norah Jones combining forces with pals Sasha Dobson (a fixture on the NYC singer songwriter scene and a frequent Norah Jones cohort) and Catherine Popper (a noted bass player who’s played with Ryan Adams, Jack White and Grace Potter).

>Reigning Sound
– Shattered CD/LP+MP3 (Merge)
Reigning Sound’s new album was recorded at Daptone's Brooklyn studio (where drummer Mikey works in the office) and masterfully engineered by Wayne Douglas. The recordings are warm and punchy, a mixed bag of rockers, ballads, and something in between.

>Rise Against
– The Black Market CD/LP (Interscope)
Seventh album from the punk band, featuring the single "I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore."

>Slow Club
– Complete Surrender CD/LP (Wichita)
An exquisite collection of soulful, sophisticated pop songs with influences ranging from Frankie Valli and Marvin Gaye to Katy Perry and Taylor Swift.

- Monty Python Sings (Again) [Reissue/1989] CD/2xCD (Virgin)
Digitally remastered and expanded 25th Anniversary Edition of this collection of songs by the British comedy troupe. Alongside classic tracks like "The Lumberjack Song" and "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, this expanded edition features seven bonus tracks including four new recordings and three previously unreleased tracks. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe includes bonus CD containing 1970 album
Monty Python’s Flying Circus, which consists of sketches from their TV show.
>Suicide Silence
– You Can’t Stop Me CD/CD+DVD/LP (Nuclear Blast)
Like the once unthinkable creative and commercial reemergence of Alice In Chains or the classic, legendary and timeless touchstone that is AC/DC's
Back In Black, Suicide Silence's fourth album features a new frontman since the 2012 death of Mitch Lucker. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a bonus DVD.
>Linda Thompson
– One Clear Moment [Reissue/1985/2003] CD (Wounded Bird)
Linda Thompson was the wife of Richard Thompson from Fairport Convention, and
One Clear Moment is her debut solo effort. This is a reissue of Rhino Handmade’s expanded edition from 2003.
>Trampled By Turtles
– Wild Animals CD/LP (Banjodad)
Wild Animals, Trampled by Turtles seventh studio album, themes of impermanence run deep, both lyrically and sonically. The quintet s hybrid folk sound continues its evolution pushing the band further into the grey area between genres that defy pigeonholing.
>United Nations
– The Next Four Years CD (Temporary Residence)
Originally conceived as a frenetic side-project founded by members of Thursday, Glassjaw and Converge, United Nations membership and ideology have evolved into a full-time flagship for incendiary chaos. Their line-up overhauled to include members of acclaimed screamo group Pianos Become The Teeth, United Nations have become a perpetual lightning rod for controversy, confusion, and contempt.

>Various Artists
– Country Funk II 1967-1974 CD/2xLP (Light In The Attic)
Here's Volume II of Light In The Attic's highly regarded
Country Funk collection. All tracks are newly remastered, featuring cuts by Bob Darin, Thomas Jefferson Kaye, Willie Nelson and more. Released both on CD and as a double-LP package housed in a deluxe Stoughton 'Tip-On' jacket. This reissue package includes a comic with story by Jessica Hundley along with Jess Rotter's illustrations.
>Various Artists
– Eccentric Soul: The Way Out Label 3xCD/3xLP (Numero)
Fueled by the financial drippings of number runners and boosted by Hall-Of-Fame running back Jim Brown, Cleveland, OH's Way Out Records offered asylum for a rising crop of rogue soul men, rust-belt vocal ensembles, and trial-by-fire producers. Helmed by a friendly consortium of hustlers, police officers, and gridiron giants, pet project beget obsession as Motown arrangers, gospel choirs, and the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra were all beckoned to the wrong side of the tracks to mint masterpieces for the Sensations, Volcanic Eruption, the Exceptional Three, and Bobby Wade.

>Various Artists
– Studio One Dancehall - Sir Coxsone In The Dance: The Foundation Sound CD (Soul Jazz) Featured here is a new collection spanning Studio One's dancehall period - singers and deejays on classic Studio One rhythms, studio and electronic wizardry from the Brentford Road headquarters, lots of rare 12" singles, all effortlessly brought together to nice up the dance. Vinyl version due July 29.
– No Sleep CD (Mediaskare)
Volumes are a collection of five young musicians coming from a wide array of musical backgrounds, ranging from jazz, classical, post-rock to rap and of course metal. The combination of their efforts results in fusions between intricate patterns, melodies, and progressive, yet-not-to-be-overlooked-aggressive, straight to the point, metal.

>Weather Report
– Live In Tokyo 2xCD (Wounded Bird)
Weather Report is one of the premier jazz-fusion groups of the past 40 years. Formed by keyboardist Joe Zawinul and saxophonist Wayne Shorter, they issued a host of critically acclaimed albums in the 1970s and 1980s.

>David Wiffen
– David Wiffen [Reissue/1971] CD (Water)
This Canadian singer/songwriter's 1971 album is an underground folk/chamber pop classic, reissued with here with four unreleased bonus tracks.

>Anand Wilder And Maxwell Kardon
– Break Line The Musical CD/LP (Secretly Canadian)
On a front porch in Philadelphia in early 2004, Anand Wilder and Maxwell Kardon sat with a guitar and a banjo and busily fingerpicked to keep their hands from freezing. After a few false starts they settled on a dirge in d-minor and began improvising lyrics about a labor conflict in a Western Pennsylvania coal town that their fathers had learned about from an old folk song taught in Quaker schools in the '50s.

>Woman’s Hour
– Conversations CD/LP (Secretly Canadian)
Woman's Hour is not your average band. The first clue comes in the name of the London-based four-piece, taken from a beloved female-focused news and culture show on BBC Radio 4. The second is in their graphic, striking monochrome visuals, meticulously curated in collaboration with TATE and MOMA certified fine artists Oliver Chanarin and Adam Broomberg. These play with shape and texture, much like their powerful, iridescent music. On their excellent debut album
Conversations, this has the intricate construction and intimacy of The xx and the iridescent shimmer of summer-defining indie pop.
>Weird Al Yankovic
– Mandatory Fun CD (RCA)
14th studio album from the Grammy-winning pop parodist. Vinyl version due August 5.

rd Bass – The Cactus Album [Reissue/1989] LP (Def Jam)
The Cactus Album was the debut album from 3rd Bass. It was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums. Released at the end of the ‘80s, this album sums up all that was fun about rap/hip-hop at the time.
– Gold [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (Polydor)
New vinyl reissue featuring exact reproduction of the original release and pressed on HQ-180gm heavyweight vinyl.

>Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin
- Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy LP+MP3+CD (Yep Roc)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Alvin brothers, who founded seminal early L.A. punk roots band The Blasters in 1979, have shared a fascination with Broonzy since childhood. After an illness nearly took Phil’s life in 2012, they resolved to return to the studio and pay tribute to the blues legend.
Common Ground includes 12 songs that capture a 30-year cross section of Broonzy’s canon, performed by the Alvins’ in their signature style of rollicking roots and stomping country blues.
– Ar-Kaics 2xLP (Windian)
Made up of alumnus of bands from across the "genre spectrum" (Chain & The Gain, The Shirks), this Richmond, VA-based group has come together to merge those influences into one sonically cohesive whole. If it makes you happy to call it a throwback, that's just fine, as long as you recognize they're crafting solid songs to stomp and swing to, and that their word is truth.

>Daniel Bachman
– Orange Co. Serenade LP (Bathetic)
Bachman treats his guitar lines and licks in a way that resembles the earth itself, at its most pristine, delicate, yet also primal and overpowering. Pieces move, ascending and descending in the same way that the clouds roll through blue skies, the same way brooks babble down rocky fronts carving their paths in the land.

– Beyoncé 2xLP+DVD (Sony)
Double vinyl LP pressing including bonus DVD. 2013 album from the R&B superstar. The album features 14 songs spread over two slabs of wax plus a DVD that contains 17 provocative promo videos.

>Black Nasty
– Talking To The People [Reissue/1973] LP (4 Men With Beards)
Talking To The People is the debut release from the Detroit group Black Nasty that was originally issued on Stax-Enterprise Records in 1973. The album features socially conscious songs that reflected the reality of black urban life in the early 1970s. Fans of early Funkadelic will find much to their liking with this funk-soul-rock underground classic. HQ-180gm.
>Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
– Caravan [Reissue/1963] LP (Fantasy)
Caravan is the legendary jazz album originally released by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in February 1963. It was Blakey's first album for Riverside Records and was produced by Orrin Keepnews. The album is described as "a slick, fluid, professional set of hard bop at its finest." -- BBC
– No Coast LP (Top Shelf)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Braid’s first full-length in 16 years is an immediate, energetic album that completely eschews the traditional "reunion record" expectation of older people making slower, softer music. A large part of that can be attributed to the group’s rhythm section, Todd Bell (bass) and Damon Atkinson (drums), who have played in lockstep with one another for more than 15 years and whose musical chemistry is undeniable.

>Cabaret Voltaire
– #7885 Electropunk To Technopop LP (Mute)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
#7885 compiles for the first time both periods of Cabaret Voltaire together on one release - all remastered from the original tapes. This is easily their most thorough catalog-skimming compilation yet and serves as a perfect introduction for new fans.
>John Cale
– Academy In Peril [Reissue/1972] LP (4 Men With Beards)
Academy In Peril is an exploration of the former Velvet Underground member’s influences and training in classical music, and features mainly instrumental compositions including two tracks with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Cale balances the rock-classical fusion on the record with touches of humor while the music itself is beautiful and subtle, highlighting his skills at composition and arranging.
>Circulatory System
– Mosaics Within Mosaics LP (Secretly Canadian)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Culled together in the style in which Will Cullen Hart (Olivia Tremor Control) has always worked, using recordings from his copious back catalog of home recordings spanning from 12 years ago to now. Masterfully assembled by Derek Almstead (Faster Circuits) with overdubs by John Fernandes (OTC), Heather McIntosh (The Instruments), AJ Griffin (Laminated Cat), Peter Erchick (OTC), Jeff Mangum abd Jeremy Barnes (Neutral Milk Hotel).

>The Clean
– Anthology [2003] 4xLP+MP3 (Merge)
First time on vinyl.
Anthology serves as a celebration of The Clean, a band whose influence extends so far beyond their New Zealand home that even if you have never heard of The Clean before, you have surely heard of some of the bands (Pavement, Yo La Tengo, and Superchunk, to name a few) who have been influenced by their unique blend of homemade garage rock, hook-filled melodies, and psychedelic experimentalism.
>Cocteau Twins
– Blue Bell Knoll [Reissue/1988] LP+MP3 (4AD)
Cocteau Twins – Heaven Or Las Vegas [Reissue/1990] LP+MP3 (4AD)
Long out-of-print, Cocteau Twins’ fifth and sixth albums are available once again – this time cut from the High Definition masters and pressed on HQ-180gm vinyl.

>Holger Czukay
– Der Osten Ist Rot/Rome Remains Rome [Reissues/1984/1987] 2x10" (Groenland)
Der Osten Ist Rot sees Czukay’s roots in appropriative music and musique concrète – he trained under Stockhausen – come to the fore. Working with Conny Plank, Czukay uses an Emulator sampler to build messy, madcap collages, pairing lush orchestration with shredded radio broadcasts and ethnic loops. Rome Remains Rome is similarly sampledelic, and, infamously, features a sample of Pope John Paul II.
>Miles Davis
– Musings Of Miles [Reissue/1955] LP (Fantasy)
The Musings Of Miles is the first LP by Miles Davis, issued by Prestige Records in 1955. This jazz classic features, in addition to Davis on trumpet, Red Garland on piano, Oscar Pettiford on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums.
>Deep Freeze Mice
– Best Of 1979-1989 LP (Night People)
Postpunk/weirdo, pop/DIY band from Leicester, active between 1979-1989. Falls some place between the ramshackle pop sound of The Television Personalities and Zappa-style weirdoisms.

– Beautiful Freak [Reissue/1996] LP (Geffen)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue now available. "Eccentric and quirky are the best ways to describe the Eels' debut effort,
Beautiful Freak. Concise pop tunes form the backbone of the album, yet tinges of despair and downright meanness surface just when you've been lulled into thinking this is another pop group, as titles like ‘My Beloved Monster,’ ‘Your Lucky Day In Hell’ and ‘Novocaine For The Soul’ indicate." -- AllMusic
– Orderly b/w Meadows 7" (Bloodmoss)
Recorded by legendary producer Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, Swans), Eula's angular, aggressive sound has reached their grandest scale yet. The merging of Alyse Lamb's guttural wails with the band's clashing guitars, deep rumbling bass, and booming backbeat-heavy drums is as chaotic as it is meditative. Bisi's focus on layers and textures is apparent here as he pulls back Alyse's haunting vocals just enough for the grimy feedback to have as much of an impact in all the heaviness.

– Pretty Low LP (Bridge Nine)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Sophomore album by the Midwestern hardcore band.

>Sage Francis
– Copper Gone LP (Strange Famous)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. After a four-year hiatus, the indie rap icon has returns with a new album.
Copper Gone features beat production from long-time music affiliates Buck 65, Alias, Cecil Otter, Reanimator, and more.
>Frankie Cosmos
– Zentropy LP+MP3 (Oblique Records)
Ready to melt your hearts and make you believe, Frankie Cosmos' (aka Greta Kline) songwriting captures everything great about a pop song - sadness, optimism and charm. Her first studio recording after 40 albums of anti-folk bedroom recordings,
Zentropy is connected to your soul, revealing the flower you should grow.
>Garment District
–If You Take Your Magic Slow LP (Night People)
Jennifer Baron mixes pastoral psychedelia with artful minimalist post-punk experimentation and a subtle approach to library music, with just enough droney dreamy color to fill it all in.

>Vince Guaraldi Trio
– Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus [Reissue/1962] LP (Fantasy)
Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus is the legendary album by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, originally released in 1962. The album contains both original compositions and covers of songs from the 1959 film Black Orpheus. It spawned the hit single "Cast Your Fate To The Wind", which won the 1963 Grammy Award for Best Original Jazz Composition.
>Hard Girls
– A Thousand Surfaces LP (Asian Man)
Hard Girls’ second LP recalls early post-punk pioneers like The Fall and Wire, while also drawing a clear lineage from the earnest indie rock of Sebadoh and Track Star.

>Etta Jones
– Don’t Go To Strangers [Reissue/1960] LP (Fantasy)
This was Etta Jones' first album for Prestige Records when it was originally released in 1960 (having been recorded in a single session on June 21 of that year), and although Jones had been releasing records since 1944, she was treated as an overnight sensation when the title tune from the album went gold, hitting the Top 40 on the pop charts and reaching number five on the R&B charts.

>Male Gaze
– Cliffs Of Madness b/w Think Twice 7" (Mt.St.Mtn.)
Featuring members of Mayyors, Blasted Canyons and The Mall, Male Gaze offers a trifecta of bad vibes: sheets of fuzz, feedback peeking out the corners, and a B+ Ian Curtis impression. These diet pill pop tunes come dressed in your favorite sweater from 1996. Look out for their first full length on Castle Face this autumn.

>Thelonious Monk
– Monk’s Music [Reissue/1958] LP (Fantasy)
Monk's Music is often cited as one of the focal points of Thelonious Monk's six-year affiliation (1955-1961) with the Riverside label. Although the original disc clocked in at slightly over 30 minutes, packed into that half hour are not only the introduction of a few of Monk's signature compositions, but also some amazing interactions from the assembled ensemble. Joining Thelonious Monk (piano) during these two recording sessions are Ray Copeland (trumpet), Gigi Gryce (alto sax), Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Wilbur Ware (bass), and Art Blakey (drums).

>Wes Montgomery
– Full House [Reissue/1962] LP (Fantasy)
Full House is the seventh and first live jazz album by American jazz legend, guitarist Wes Montgomery.
>My Brightest Diamond
– None More Than You 12" (Asthmatic Kitty)
Five new tracks on semi-transparent lavender vinyl. Features saxophonist Colin Stetson and a remix by Lorde collaborator Son Lux.

>My Fictions
– Stranger Songs LP (Topshelf)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The signature atmospheric dread that My Fictions offers on
Stranger Songs is a mix of anger and sadness that is impossible to avoid. The new album is a collection of songs written at an emotional low, and the band is determined to drag the listener down with them.
– Grond [2009] 2xLP (Hydra Head)
Nihill’s second chapter in a trilogy is at once black metal, drone, doom, noise, and even hints at martial industrialism; arriving at something resembling mechanistic dark ambient as much as traditional black metal.

>The Notting Hillbillies
– Missing… Presumed Having A Good Time [Reissue/1990] LP (Rhino)
On hiatus from Dire Straits, guitarist Mark Knopfler joined with Brendan Croker, Steve Phillips, and Guy Fletcher for 1990's
Missing... Presumed Having a Good Time. The result is a low-key, joyous run-through of mostly traditional, blues-based songs with a handful of originals.
>The Prodigy
– Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005 2xLP+MP3 (XL)
Their Law: The Singles 1990- 2005 was originally released in 2005. The album features tracks form the four XL albums Experience, Music For The Jilted Generation, Fat Of The Land and Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned. This is the first time the album has been available on vinyl.
– Collateral Damage LP (Bridge Nine)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Collateral Damage was recorded with Dean Baltulonis at The Wild Arctic in Portsmouth, NH (Agnostic Front, Modern Life Is War, Sick Of It All). These ten songs have brutally honest lyrics that cover a wide range of topics and harsh truths with no holds barred. Musically, they are equally as punishing as the band puts an updated spin on heavy hitting CT and NY-style hardcore.
>Bonnie Raitt
– Nick Of Time [Reissue/1989] LP (Capitol)
The Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer's tenth album still stands as her signature work and as a turning point in her legendary career. HQ-180gm.

>William Shatner
– The Transformed Man [Reissue/1968] (DBK Works)
The actor’s debut album from 1968 features poetry and popular songs including the legendary tracks "Theme From Cyrano/Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Spleen/Lucy In The Sky with Diamonds" spoken in Mr. Shatner's inimitable vocal style. Red vinyl.

>Ed Sheeran
– X 2xLP (Atlantic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
X finds Sheeran collaborating with a stellar list of producers, including multiple Grammy-winners Rick Rubin and Jeff Bhasker, multiple Grammy-nominee Benny Blanco, Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid, and BRIT-Award nominee and collaborator Jake Gosling.
– F**ked Up Inside [Reissue/1993] LP (Plain)
Spiritualized – Let It Come Down [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (Plain)
HQ-180gm reissues now available.
F**ked Up Inside is the first live album ever issued by Spiritualized, recorded on tour in 1992 while supporting Lazer Guided Melodies. Let It Come Down features a full orchestra, gospel choir, and many back up musicians to fulfill Pierce’s ambitions. This record is a step forward from Spiritualized’s denser space rock of the first three records to a sweeping orchestral sound with large swaths of strings, brass and choir helping to fulfill the widescreen splendor of Pierce’s vision.
>Nikki Sudden And The Jacobites
– Texas [Reissue/1986] LP (Numero)
Sudden’s 1986 solo debut for Creation blasted through the saccharin for a damaged and masterful invocation at the imperfect alters of Chilton and Bolan, sonic influences the Brit bore proudly on his velvet sleeve throughout the course of his polarizing prolificacy.

>Various Artists
– Seven Skeletons Found In The Yard LP (Mississippi)
Great compilation of Calypso classics from Trinidad recorded between 1928 and 1947 by well-known masters of the form such as the Growler, The Lion, Lord Executor and Lionel Belasco, as well as by some lesser known but great artists. Heavy topical songs, minor chord meditations on death, beautiful instrumentals and more.

>Xeno & Oaklander
– Par Avion LP (Ghostly International)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Brooklyn duo Xeno and Oaklander are a minimal electronics girl/boy duo from Brooklyn.

>The Pitchfork Review
– Issue 1 Book+7" (The Pitchfork Review)
The first edition of the perfect-bound quarterly music publication featuring contributions from the Pitchfork staff and edited by JC Gabel of Stop Smiling. Combining new long-form feature stories, photography, illustrations, and other ephemera w/selected recent pieces from P4K, Issue 1 features an interview with Glenn Danzig, a history of Stax Records and Otis Redding, a photo spread from Kanye West photographer Nabil, comics and illustrations from Paul Hornschemeier, Hanna K. Lee, and others, and much more.

>The Pitchfork Review
– Issue 2 Book+7" (The Pitchfork Review)
The second edition of the perfect-bound quarterly music publication featuring contributions from the Pitchfork staff and edited by JC Gabel of Stop Smiling. Combining new long-form feature stories, photography, illustrations, & other ephemera w/selected recent pieces from P4K, Issue 2 features an appreciation of Ellen Willis, an unpublished profile of Kate Bush, Michael A. Gonzales on gangsta rap after being shot, comics and illustrations galore, and a limited edition 7" featuring unreleased tracks from Kurt Vile and Watery Love.

>The Pitchfork Review
– Issue 3 Book+7" (The Pitchfork Review)
The third edition of the perfect-bound quarterly music publication featuring contributions from the Pitchfork staff and edited by JC Gabel of Stop Smiling. Combining new long-form feature stories, photography, illustrations, and other ephemera with selected recent pieces from P4K, Issue 3 features new writing from Ian Cohen and Amanda Petrusich, a history of Joe Tex, why rural rap station 102 JAMZ is the best radio station in the country, a photo spread curated by Christian Storm, comics and illustrations galore, and a limited split 7" featuring King Tuff and The Lentils.
released 08 JULY 2014
>The 13th Floor Elevators – Live Elevation Lost 2xCD/3xLP (Charly)
Live Elevation Lost: The 13th Floor Elevators Live At The Houston Music Theatre is the first ever release of the complete performance of the band's legendary show from February 18, 1967.
– In Humor And Sadness CD (E1)
The noisy, rambling, shambling, southern-fried, punk-infused, heavy metal hardcore band has long rejected the conventions of the genre that surrounds them by refusing to conform to established structures. ‘68s’ sound and presentation owe more to At The Drive In, Refused, Nirvana or even the Sex Pistols in spirit and vibe than the formulaic processed sounds of their contemporaries.

>Amberian Dawn
– Magic Forest CD (Napalm)
Amberian Dawn’s melodic symphonic power metal offers the whole spectrum of fast double bass hymns, symphonic epics and magical dream-like parts. Capri crowns the sophisticated arrangements with her beautiful voice and stunning vocal lines.

>…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
– Live At Rockpalast 2009 CD (Made In Germany Music)
Live set recorded at Live Music Hall in Cologne, German in support of
The Century Of Self album released earlier that year. Also available on stand-alone DVD.
>Benny No-Good
– I Am You CDEP (East Grand Record Co.)
Benny No-Good started playing punk and metal 20 years ago, and is the frontman for Indiana's hardcore punk band The Enders. While the three-piece group is his main project, there's always room for another musical outlet, especially when the songs' subject matter doesn't lend themselves well to screaming and vitriol. The songs on this debut solo EP range from five years to just a couple of months old at the time of release, and range from straightforward singer/songwriter material, protest themes, and Irish-traditional influenced ballads.

>Blackberry Smoke
- Leave A Scar: Live In North Carolina CD (Blackberry Smoke)
Mixing elements of gospel, bluegrass, arena rock, soul and more than a touch of outlaw country; Blackberry Smoke has earned a passionate fan base that continues to grow as the band itself evolves. Also available on stand-alone DVD.

>James Blackshaw
- Fantomas: Le Faux Magistrat CD/LP (Tompkins Square)
In celebration of the centenary of Louis Feuillade’s
Fantômas silent film series, James Blackshaw was invited by Yann Tiersen to perform a live score to the fifth and final film, Le Faux Magistrat, at the beautiful and prestigious surroundings of the Théâtre de Châtelet, Paris on October 31st 2013. Fantômas – a master of disguise and symbol of terror – is one of the most popular characters in French crime fiction, as well as a favorite with the avant-garde, particularly the surrealists.
– No Coast CD/LP (Top Shelf)
Braid’s first full-length in 16 years is an immediate, energetic album that completely eschews the traditional "reunion record" expectation of older people making slower, softer music. A large part of that can be attributed to the group’s rhythm section, Todd Bell (bass) and Damon Atkinson (drums), who have played in lockstep with one another for more than 15 years and whose musical chemistry is undeniable.

>Rick Braun
– Can You Feel It CD (Artistry)
Rick Braun is a true superstar of the contemporary/pop jazz genre. A hot ticket as a solo artist Rick also headlines several top-grossing jazz packages.

>Bright Light Bright Light
– Life Is Easy CD/LP (Self Raising Records)
Life Is Easy builds on the success of Bright Light Bright Light's debut pop album. Enlisting Elton John for a duet, Scissor Sisters' Del Marquis for guitar and vocals, and Iggy Azelia/Jessie J producers the Invisible Men for production, Life Is Easy packs a pop punch to match major label offerings.
>Darren Brown
– Analgesic/Calmative CD (After Music)
New release from the modern composer, noisemaker and performer – his first solo release in a decade.
Analgesic/Calmative is a deep mixture of guitars and field recordings, noise and electronics, vocals and random words.
>Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
– From Her To Eternity [Reissue/1884] CD (Mute)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Kicking Against The Pricks [Reissue/1986] CD (Mute)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – The Firstborn Is Dead [Reissue/1985] CD (Mute)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Your Funeral…My Trial [Reissue/1986] CD (Mute)
The first four Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds albums, reissued and available again in single-disc formats for the first time in years.

>Chelsea Grin
– Ashes To Ashes CD (Atery)
New album from the Salt Lake City deathcore stalwarts.

– Now (Chicago XXXVI) CD/LP (Frontiers)
Now (Chicago XXXVI) is the band's first new album of original material since the release of XXX in 2006, and once again these icons offer their signature fiery, jazz-rooted brass arrangements over slick pop rock songs.
>Crosby Stills Nash & Young
– CSNY 1974 3xCD+DVD/3xBlu-ray+DVD (Rhino/Atlantic)
Long-rumored and highly anticipated
CSNY 1974 captures the band's one-of-a-kind harmonic alchemy during its remarkable outdoor stadium tour, a trek that spanned more than two months and included 31 concerts, in 24 cities, with combined audiences of over a million people. Produced by Graham Nash and Joel Bernstein, this 40th anniversary CD features 16 live tracks, electric and acoustic, selected from the band's boxed set. Also available on Blu-ray audio with DVD.
>Dirty Heads
– Sound Of Change CD (Five Seven Music)
Dirty Heads is a reggae band from Huntington Beach, CA with a melodic style that includes hip-hop and ska punk genres. Vinyl version due August 5.

– Blur Vent CD (n5MD)
Dryft has always been a way for Mike Cadoo to experiment within the sonic terrain of electronic music. He started Dryft in 1999 as a side project from his then full-time gig as frontman of post-industrial amalgamate Gridlock to explore and produce re-imagined forms of darkstep.

>Steve Earle
– Live In Nashville 1995 CD (Shout Factory!)
Official stand-alone release of this live set previously, only available in the
Steve Earle: The Warner Brothers Years box set. Paying tribute to an incredibly significant time in Earle's career, this concert album showcases Earle's performance at the Polk Theater in Nashville, Tennessee on December 1, 1995.
>Earthless Meets Heavy Blanket
– In A Dutch Haze CD/2xLP (Outer Battery/Roadburn)
After an impromptu heavy psych jam at SXSW left the crowd stunned and breathless, J Mascis and Earthless were asked to play the main stage of the Roadburn Festival in Holland. When Earthless guitarist Isaiah Mitchell had to back out at the last minute, Graham Clise from Heavy Blanket and Witch stepped in on second guitar. What you'll find here is a recording of that set, almost a full hour of some of the most mind bending heavy psych imaginable.

– Plastics CD/LP (ATP Recordings)
The London-based band of Ben Crook, Sian Ahern and Stephen Warrington formed back in 2012, inspired by the rhythmic drive of techno. Their own music, however, is said to be more dynamic and spontaneous ("a heavily analogue approach to everything they do [puts] a very human face to this machine-made music," says a press release). Their songs developed from live jams with hand-triggered drum machines and other live elements (as well as Ahern's vocals), and the lyrics are inspired by classic sci-fi writers and their views of the future.

>Rick Estrin And The Nightcats
– You Asked For It… Live! CD (Alligator)
First-ever live release from one of the tightest, hardest-touring bands in American roots music. Harmonica player/singer/songwriter extraordinaire Estrin, former front man for Little Charlie And The Nightcats, leads the current Nightcats (guitar whiz Kid Andersen, multi-instrumentalist Lorenzo Farrell and singing drummer J. Hansen) through a treasure trove of his finest material.

>Evil Goat Riders
– From Now On CD (Crysella)
Catchy tunes that will stick in your head, heavy danceable beats, lyrics with a message.

>The Flesh Eaters
– A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die [Reissue/1981] CD/LP (Superior Viaduct)
Originally released in 1981,
A Minute To Pray brings together Dave Alvin (Blasters) on guitar, John Doe (X) on bass, Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) on sax, along with Bill Batemen (Blasters) and DJ Bonebrake (X) providing the album’s trademark percussive backbone. Chris D. leads the group like a man possessed. Through a series of grotesque vignettes, his lyrical prowess and indelible growl stand toe-to-toe with the music’s powerful shifts.
>French Style Furs
– Is Exotic Bait CD/LP (Frenchkiss)
French Style Furs is Nathan Willett and Matt Maust (from Cold War Kids) and Nathan Warketin (from We Barbarians). The inspiration of Is Exotic Bait came from Willett’s idea to use the poetry of Thomas Merton as the lyrics. These poems opened a door of possibilities for Willett to sing unhinged and gave vision and direction to the album.

– Constricting Rage Of The Merciless CD/LP (Metal Blade)
This is Goatwhore's fourth studio outing is still rife with the abrasive sub-nuclear riff torrents, lyrical blasphemies and primal, Celtic Frostian nods for which the band has become synonymous.

>Hildur Gudnadóttir
– Saman CD/LP (Touch)
This album is about resonance: on
Saman, which means "Together", Hildur melts her voice with her cello, connecting the two instruments together. The result is a highly involving and moving album, recorded, mixed and mastered in Berlin. Hildur’s sylph-like vocals contrast beautifully with rich cello tones, resolving the tension between light and dark to produce a unique listening experience.
>The Gun Club
– Fire Of Love [Reissue/1981] CD (Superior Viaduct)
Fire Of Love is the no-nonsense debut from blues-punk legends The Gun Club. Formed in 1979—when singer Jeffrey Lee Pierce taught a young Kid Congo Powers to play guitar—the band injects the Delta blues, rockabilly and ’60s garage with their own amplified fury.
>Steve Hackett
- Genesis Revisited: Live At The Royal Albert Hall CD (Inside Out U.S.)
If you love quality rock music, then you will certainly have shared Steve Hackett's work on some of the greatest songs of the past four decades. Whether with Genesis, GTR, or on his solo output, the man has been a giant of the prog genre.

– Life Lessons CD (Pure Noise Records)
One of the hardest working pop/punk bands in the game return with their second full length.

>The Hell
– Groovehammer CD/LP (Prosthetic)
Lauded as ''The most exiting band of 2014'' via Front Magazine, UK's The Hell has been raising eyebrows and wreaking havoc in the hardcore scene with the release of their critically acclaimed and despised debut album
You’re Listening To Hell.
>Fred Hersch Trio
– Floating CD (Palmetto)
"Combines lyricism, brainy improvisation, sensitive interplay, and purring propulsion, adding up to one of the finest piano trios of our day." -- Boston Globe

>Hex Bombs
– Everything Earned CD/LP (East Grand Record Co.)
New release from the Kalamazoo-based indie punks.

– Honeyblood CD (FatCat)
Honeyblood are Shona McVicar on drums and Stina Tweeddale on vocals/guitar. Despite their fledgling status and minmal setup, Honeyblood's songs are fully formed and perfectly assured. The songs resonate with deep melodic hooks and the kind of effortless charm that have drawn recent comparisons to the likes of Best Coast, Haim and Frankie Rose. Vinyl version due August 19.

– Violence & Destruction CD (Victory)
Violence & Destruction’s exceptionally bold, brooding, and melodic style has drawn respectable comparisons to The Deftones, The Cure, and everyone in between. Demonstrating a wide array of influences, Islander's crisp fusion of thrashing instrumentation and impassioned, magnetic vocals are bound to make them a refreshing new focal point in the modern rock world.
>Leela James
– Fall For You CD (BMG Rights Management)
Fall For You marks Leela's fourth studio album of her career. To capture her vision on the new project, James procured a talented cast of collaborators including producers Tim ''Tha Arkitec'' Kelley (Tim & Bob), Shannon Sanders and Drew Ramsey (John Legend, India.Arie), Joe Ryan III (Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild) and writers Rex Rideout and Francci Richards (Fergie).
>Judas Priest
– Redeemer Of Souls CD/2xLP (Epic)
The 17th studio album from the veteran British metal band. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds five bonus tracks.

– A Sunday Night Above The Rain 2xCD (Imports)
From March 8 to March 10, 2013 at Port Zelande, Netherlands, Marillion performed their acclaimed studio album
Sounds That Can’t Be Made in its entirety, as well as other hits and tracks from their Fish era. Also available on stand-alone DVD and Blu-ray.
>Matt Kivel
– Days Of Being Wild CD/LP (Woodsist)
"There are some songs, and albums for that matter, that just seem to fit right into your life. For me, the work of Matt Kivel is perfectly fitting for my reflective summer away from work. For instance, this latest single has this rolling drum beat, with lofty vocals floating atop, while varying layers of guitar work come into the fold. Sort of reminds me of long summer road trips through the Northwest with nothing but the stars overhead." – Austin Town Hall

– Hierarchy CD (Sainte Marie)
One of Chicago's brightest new bands, Lightfoils pushes the shoegaze genre into new territory.

>Magic Man
– Before The Waves CD/LP+MP3 (DMZ)
Before The Waves is the debut album from Magic Man. It was produced by Alex Aldi (Passion Pit, Holy Ghost!), who also worked with the band on last year’s You Are Here EP. Among the 11 tracks is their first single "Paris," which Rolling Stone compares to the electric-meets-electronic sound of the Postal Service. The swirling layers of synths, which constantly rush behind Caplow's vaporous voice, give the whole track a hazy vibe.
>Richard Marx
– Beautiful Goodbye CD (Zanzibar LLC)
The first album of new studio material from the singer/songwriter in six years. Every track on the album incorporates an orchestral element, and the recording of the tracks was, according to Marx, "a thrill beyond anything I've done in the studio.

>The Mastersons
– Good Luck Charm CD/LP+MP3 (New West)
Already recognized for their critically-lauded 2012 debut album
Birds Fly South, Austin, TX-based husband-wife duo The Mastersons are now "poised to be one of Austin’s breakout acts in 2014…" (Austin American Statesman). While they are seasoned songwriters and virtuosic multi-instrumentalists in their own right, they have also become integral members of Steve Earle’s band The Dukes, having been featured on Earle’s The Low Highway and playing hundreds of shows with Earle for the better part of three years.
>John Mellencamp
- Performs Trouble No More Live At Town Hall CD/LP (Mercury)
A month after Mellencamp released his critically acclaimed 2003 album,
Trouble No More he performed the album in its entirety for a sold-out audience at New York's Town Hall. The concert was recorded but never before released until now.
- Last Tangle In Paris: Live 2012 DeFiBrilLaTouR CD/2xCD+DVD/LP (UDR)
Last Tangle In Paris documents a time capsule in music history that will never be repeated. In addition to live Ministry performances, it also embodies rare backstage footage and one-on-one interviews. Ministry founder and frontman, Al Jourgensen has no intention to tour Ministry ever again, and thus this documentary is most certainly Jourgensen's last tangle in Paris. Deluxe DVD version due July 22.
– Amanuensis CD (Century Media)
UK based Monuments continue their work at the forefront of the progressive metal scene. The music combines aggressive angular grooves interwoven with spacious melodic ambience that is punchy yet progressive.

– Cursed To See The Future CD/LP (Relapse)
Cursed To See The Future is the debut LP by NYC power trio Mortals. It is a blackened slab of heavy metal full of filthy riffs, grooves and growls equal parts High On Fire and Darkthrone propelled by the guitar-work of Elizabeth Cline and the vox of Lesley Wolf.
>My Iron Lung
– Relief CD/LP (Pure Noise)
My Iron Lung is San Diego's best-kept secret.
Relief is the band's debut full-length record and was engineered and produced by Sam Pura (The Story So Far, State Champs). The record mixes hardcore and punk rock aggression with poetic lyrics and melodic breaks.
>Ted Nugent
– Shutup & Jam! CD (Frontiers)
Nugent’s first new studio album in eight years.

– Omnipresent CD (Nuclear Blast)
One of the most intense and technical forces of the contemporary death metal world, Origin have return to stake their claim as the leaders of metal's new wave with their sixth studio effort.

– Systematic Mutilation CD (Gore House Productions)
Phalloplasty’s mastermind, Zack Shaw, has performed with various bands including Exhumed, Pathology, and Disgorge and has performed at the Las Vegas Death Fest twice.

>Pinnick Gales Pridgen
– PGP2 CD (Magna Carta)
dUg Pinnick, Eric Gales and Thomas Pridgen loved the experience of collaborating so much that they quickly headed back into the studio to record a second album of psychedelic blues, hard rock, and progressive soul/R&B together.

>Point Of View
– Burner CD (Hella Mad)
Taking after the sounds of classic punk power trios, Point Of View is an up-and-coming punk rock band out of San Jose, CA. With a punk base similar to old Green Day and NOFX, the group leans toward the Bay Area pop/punk sound and brings a hook-laden attitude to the genre.

>Maxi Priest
– Easy To Love CD (VP)
12 new songs highlighting Maxi's earliest musical influences; roots and lover's rock reggae. The album features reggae music luminaries Sly & Robbie, Clive Hunt and Beres Hammond with a guest vocal on the R&B flavored Without A Woman

>Proper Ornaments
– Wooden Head CD/LP (Slumberland)
Mining the rich territories of The Velvet Underground and The Beach Boys, this London-based neo-psychedelic group’s debut features fourteen thrillingly taut and melodic pop songs with a deep, dark undercurrent.

>Edward Rogers
– Kaye CD (Zip)
Kaye is the fifth solo album from UK-born, NYC-based singer/songwriter, Edward Rogers. Inspired and dedicated to Kevin Ayers, the album includes a version of the English singer-songwriter’s "After The Show." Recorded live over three days, Rogers describes Kaye as a mixture of madness and softness, and hopes Kevin Ayers, who was a major influential force in the English psychedelic movement, would approve.
>Peter Rowan
– Dharma Blues CD (Omnivore Recordings, LLC)
Recorded in Sausalito, Los Angeles and New Orleans,
Dharma Blues features twelve tracks, as well as guest appearances from Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna) and vocals from Gillian Welch with instrumentation ranging from banjo and pedal steel to harmonium and water drum. Rowan continues to evolve and create, and this is especially evident on Dharma Blues.
– Fourth Dementia CD/LP (Um Yeah Arts)
Sun-bleached pop paens in the tradition of Chris Bell & Big Star from members of Sonny & The Sunsets, Citay, and Apollo Sunshine.

– 1000 Forms Of Fear CD/LP (RCA)
The sixth album from Sia Furler, the singer/songwriter/producer/hitmaker best known as Sia. The album features production and writing collaborations with Diplo, Greg Kurstin, Chris Braide. Includes the singles "Chandelier" and "Eye Of The Needle."

>Skygreen Leopards
– Family Crimes CD/LP (Woodsist)
The Skygreen Leopards’ latest outing continues the group’s tradition of skewed sunshine pop with lyrics focused on the bummer side of the eternal rock & roll summer.

– Transmissions CD (Razor & Tie)
Starset is the sonic interzone where fact, science and speculation collide. Their debut,
Transmissions, is a thought-provoking broadcast of cinematic rock full of epic intents, poignant thoughts and personal nuances.
>Steel Prophet
– Omniscient CD/LP (Cruz Del Sur)
New album from the progressive power metal originators. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe comes in a digipak with an expanded booklet.

>Brenda Earle Stokes
– Right About Now CD (Magenta Music Group)
A true triple-threat, Brenda Earle Stokes pivots seamlessly from vocalist to pianist to composer, as she leads a band of top notch New York jazz musicians.
Right About Now features six of Brenda's original compositions, new lyrics to compositions by Village Vanguard lead alto saxophonist Dick Oatts and Brazilian legend Egberto Gismonti as well as unexpected takes on songs by Joe Jackson and Pete Townshend.
>Ultramantis Black
– Ultramantis Black CD/LP (Relapse)
Behold the debut EP of Ultramantis Black, the hardcore musical vessel of professional wrestling's own Ultramantis Black. Having spent over a decade dominating the independent pro wrestling scene, Ultramantis recruited a cadre of musicians from today's finest punk bands, including members of Pissed Jeans, to form a blistering sociopolitical hardcore band that is equal parts Vegan Reich, Deadguy and LARM.

>Various Artists
– Late Night Tales: After Dark CD/LP (Night Time Stories)
Late Night Tales welcomes back the cult figure and ultimate musical connoisseur, Bill Brewster to compile his second episode of the curated compilation series
After Dark. An obscure and timeless DJ -led journey which begins somewhere out in the near ocean, the waves are rolling and lolling gently into the shore, while a full moon shines on the surface. It's only faint, but somewhere nearby is the sound of bass, pulsing slowly, almost in time to the waves.
– Naturbal CD (Nuclear Blast)
Naturbal ("Nature's Bonfire") is a new folk metal record from the Swedish group. Folkloristic tunes merge with technical guitar riffs and multilayered melodies.
>Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties
– We Don’t Have Each Other CD/LP (Hopeless)
Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties is the brainchild of The Wonder Years' frontman Dan 'Soupy' Campbell. We Don't Have Each Other offers up a more stripped down approach with Campbell's signature story telling lyrics.

>Steve Wilson
– Cover Version CD (K-scope)
A collection of six cover versions plus six original songs, previously released as 7" singles between 2001-2010 from the Porcupine Tree frontman. Includes songs by ABBA, The Cure, Prince, Donovan, Momus and Alanis Morrissette.

>Wolves In The Throne Room
- Celestite CD/2xLP (Artemisia)
Celestite embarks on a deeper excursion into the crystalline, synthesizer-driven domains that have long intrigued the band. With the aid of producer Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Master Musicians of Bukkake), the band unearths a hidden soundscape only loosely tethered to their familiar sound, yet still unmistakably the work of Wolves In The Throne Room.
– Clawing Into Black Sun CD (Profound Lore)
A volatile amalgamation of black metal, death rock and punk.

DVD + Blu-ray:
>…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
– Live At Rockpalast 2009 DVD (Made In Germany Music)
Concert filmed at Live Music Hall in Cologne, German in support of
The Century Of Self album released earlier that year. 111 minutes.
>Blackberry Smoke
- Leave A Scar: Live In North Carolina DVD (Blackberry Smoke)
Mixing elements of gospel, bluegrass, arena rock, soul and more than a touch of outlaw country; Blackberry Smoke has earned a passionate fan base that continues to grow as the band itself evolves. This DVD features a full-length concert shot live in North Carolina as well as rare footage of the band at home.

– A Sunday Night Above The Rain DVD/Blu-ray (Imports)
From March 8 to March 10, 2013 at Port Zelande, Netherlands, Marillion performed their acclaimed studio album
Sounds That Can’t Be Made in its entirety, as well as other hits and tracks from their Fish era.
>The Who
– DVD Collector’s Box 2xDVD (The Collector’s Forum)
This double-DVD set uncovers the origins of The Who and their cultural developments they subsequently inspired. 156 minutes.

>Ambrose Akinmusire
– The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint LP (Blue Note)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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.

>The Animals
– Animalisms [Reissue/1966] LP (Secret)
Reissue of The Animals classic third album, pressed on HQ-180gm vinyl with double-sided insert.
Animalisms was their first album after leaving Columbia and signing to Decca.
– Two More! 7" (Alternative Tentacles)
Often imitated, never duplicated, the action-adventure rock pioneers ArnoCorps are back. Returning to their patented "Heroic Symmetry" lineup, the legendary ensemble delivers two pump-inducing tunes that fight back against the Austroploitation films of the ’70s.

>Art Fine
– Dark Silence [Reissue/1985] 12" (Dark Entries)
Art Fine was the duo of Fabrice Bellini (electronics, vocals) and Rush Blakemann (guitar, synthesizer) from Turin, Italy. They met in art school and became friends, inspired by new wave, dance and electronic music. They recorded their only single "Dark Silence" in November of 1984, which was released by Discomagic in 1985.

>Syd Barrett
– The Madcap Laughs [Reissue/1970] LP (Parlophone)
Syd Barrett – Barrett [Reissue/1970] LP (Parlophone)
Syd Barrett – Barrett [Reissue/1988] LP (Parlophone)
HQ-180gm vinyl represses now available.

– Noise vs. Beauty 2xLP (Amorphous Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Noise vs Beauty is a 15-song journey that spans the spectrum of music from hardcore noise hysteria to lush, ethereal beauty and many points in between. Said Bassnectar, "I collaborated with over 50 different human beings on this collection, and it is without a doubt my favorite album to date."
>Blacklist Royals
– Die Young With Me CD (Varese Sarabande)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "Blacklist Royals have been through some tough shit in the past few years, including band member Rob Rufus’ battle with cancer. The band’s new record,
Die Young With Me, reflects all that struggle. The record is ragged, raw, and rocking, with tracks like ‘Out In The Dark’ and ‘26 And Gone’ examining the impermanence of life through the eyes of Rob and twin brother Nat Rufus." – A.V. Club
>Johnny Cash
– With His Hot And Blue Guitar [Reissue/1957] LP (Original Recordings Group)
With His Hot And Blue Guitar is the debut album of country singer Johnny Cash. Released in 1957, it was the first LP ever issued on Sam Phillips' Sun Records label. Currently out of print, the album has been remastered and reissued on blue vinyl.
>Cradle Of Filth
– Total F**king Darkness LP (Shellshock)
Recently released on CD – available for the first time ever on vinyl. Remastered released of the infamous third demo from British extreme metallers, recorded in 1993 and expanded with bonus tracks.

>Casey Crescenzo
– A Symphony In Four Movements LP (Equal Vision)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Casey Crescenzo is the mastermind behind experimental indie rock group The Dear Hunter. An incredibly talented musician and prolific songwriter, Crescenzo wanted to push himself further as a composer by crafting an original symphony. The completed work was performed by the Brno Orchestra in the Czech Republic for this recording.

>Miles Davis
– The Musings Of Miles [Reissue/1955] LP (Fantasy)
The Musings Of Miles is the first 12" LP by Miles Davis, issued by Prestige Records in 1955. This jazz classic features, in addition to Davis on trumpet, Red Garland on piano, Oscar Pettiford on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums.
>Dead Flowers
– For You [2013] LP (Idol)
A ripping rock base lit up by country and blues fire.

>The Dead Space
– Faker LP+MP3 (12XU)
The Dead Space is a band whose blend of tension, fragility and genuine muscle -- certainly in the spirit of avowed influences like Joy Division, Bauhaus and Swans without being remotely copyist --- has never been nearly this confident or incandescent.

– Legion [Reissue/1992] LP (Metal Blade)
Vinyl reissue of the death metal band’s sophomore album, originally released in 1992 on R/C Records.

>Echo & The Bunnymen
– Meteorites LP (429)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The legendary Liverpool band release their 12th studio album and first since 2009. Produced by Youth (Killing Joke, The Verve),
Meteorites is comprised of ten new songs written by founder Ian McCulloch and performed by Bunnymen stalwarts Mc Culloch and Will Sergeant along with Gordy Goudie (guitar) and Stephen Brannan (bass).
>Fleetwood Mac/Christine Perfect Band
– Hey Baby LP (Secret)
HQ-180 gram vinyl LP featuring four studio tracks by The Christine Perfect Band from 1969 which included the Yardbirds original guitarist Top Topham, and five tracks from 1970 by a post-Peter Green Fleetwood Mac featuring Christine Perfect, Danny Kirwan and Jeremy Spencer alongside Mick Fleetwood and John McVie.

>M. Geddes Gengras
– Ishi LP (Leaving)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. M. Geddes Gengras has inhabited the Los Angeles experimental music scene for the last 7 years, bouncing through various bands, monikers, and a critically acclaimed collaboration with Sun Araw and The Congos.
Ishi finds him diving headlong into beautiful, sprawling ambient explorations and deep, mystical drone; it is a lushly nuanced sound world generated directly from the deeply personal relationship between one man and his meticulously cultivated machines.
>Gentle Friendly
- ‘KAUA'I O'O A'A’ LP (FatCat)
Gentle Friendly are the London-based duo of David Maurice and Richard Manber, whose penchant for circular melodies, tidal fuzz and rapid junked rhythms is delivered via an austere instrumental setup of vocals, Casio MT-40 keyboard and drums (sometimes electronic), alongside an array of tapes and electronics. Glimpses of the visceral sonic/rhythmic chaos of early Animal Collective; the fractured melodic sensibility of punk experimentalists like Wire and This Heat; as well as the influence of the loop-based electronics and sample-experimentation of pioneers like Disco Inferno and Seefeel or more modern dance splinter genres like juke/footwork and wonky.

- Jumprope EP 7" (Shelflife)
NYC's newest pop sweethearts, Gingerlys, present their debut EP. Described as "pure ear candy," the EP starts off with "Jumprope" which quickly introduces what Gingerlys are all about - songs filled with fuzzy guitars, dreampop melodies, guitar hooks galore and Maria Garnica's soft sultry vocals.

– I Want More LP (Anchorless Records)
Six catchy pop punk gems with strong guy/girl vocals from Jen Vito (Nomore) and Roger Lima (Less Than Jake).

– Witch/Zanzibar [Reissue/1983] 12" (Dark Entries)
Dark Entries Editions reissue series continues with a double A-side of the first two Helen maxi singles, "Witch" and "Zanzibar," as a 4-song EP. Helen was an Italo disco studio project that consisted of various producers, songwriters, and vocalists from Italy in the 1980s.

>Hippy Boys
– Reggae With Hippy Boys [Reissue/1969] LP (Secret)
A reggae classic from 1969 reissued on HQ-180gm vinyl.

>B.B. King/Eric Clapton
– Riding With The King [Reissu/2000] LP (Reprise)
Clapton recorded
Riding With The King with American blues legend, B.B. King, and first released the album in 2000.
>The Legendary Pink Dots
– 10 To The Power Of 9 Volume 1 LP (Rustblade)
Legendary Pink Dots are back with a new great concept album. This is the first volume of a complex story about conspiracy, magic, and spirituality. Minimal synths, guitars and syncopated rhythms blend with psychedelic and transcendental noises and the distinctive voice of Edward Ka-Spel.

– Rock Konducta Part Two LP (Madlib Invazion)
The second in the series grabs its source material from various worldwide rock scenes from the ‘60s through the ‘80s, from American psychedelia to Germany's krautrock to acid-soaked Spanish prog to synthy, early-80s oddities.

>Melchior und das Menace
– Hunger LP (Castle Face)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. What we have here is a fabulous collection of classic Melchior und das Menace. We asked, he let us dig through the archive, and lo and behold: Hunger, a grip of unreleased Melchior gold. It will take less than ten seconds for the high to kick in after the rush of greasy guitars consume you at the get-go of "A Wizard Doesn’t Need A Computer." And yes, he’s taking the piss.

>Lemon Nash
- Papa Lemon: New Orleans Ukelele Maestro & Tent Show Troubadour LP (Arhoolie)
Lemon Nash was a ukulele player from the Storyville district of New Orleans whose career spanned from the earliest days of Jazz up through the 1960s. A fixture for decades in the French Quarter, Lemon Nash also traveled with circuses and medicine shows around the country, hawking blood tonic and performing from his vast repertoire.

– The End Complete [Reissue/1992] LP (Metal Blade)
Reissue of the death metal band’s third album, originally released in 1992 on R/C Records.

– Youth Culture Forever LP (XL)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. For
Youth Culture Forever, the second album from Paws, the band decamped to a studio in the woods just outside New York to hone and expand on the sound that saw their debut ‘Cokefloat!’ acclaimed by the likes of Pitchfork, SPIN and nominated in their homeland of Scotland for the Scottish Album Of The Year awards. "While J. Mascis and Mac McCaughan taught these ‘90s children how to riff and that a catchy lead run can suffice where a chorus might otherwise, pop-punk acts like Blink-182 taught them how to rant" – Pitchfork.
>Duane Pitre And Cory Allen
- The Seeker And The Healer LP (Students Of Decay)
Performed and put to tape at Estuary Recording Facility,
The Seeker And The Healer constitutes the first collaborative work by Texas-based sound artist Cory Allen and Louisiana minimalist composer Duane Pitre. The album’s two side-long pieces were developed out of multiple improvisational sessions governed by predetermined rules, sourced from piano, bowed guitar, harmonium and 49-stringed drone harp (a custom-made instrument of Allen’s own design featured here on record for the first time).
>Porcupine Tree
– Stupid Dream [Reissue/1999] 2xLP (K-scope)
A new vinyl edition of the 1999 studio album by Porcupine Tree, which contains PT classics "Even Less," "Pure Narcotic," "Tinto Brass," and "Stop Swimming." This K-scope edition of the 2005 master is pressed on HQ-180gm vinyl and comes with revamped artwork featuring striking new Lasse Hoile images.

>Peter Richard
– Walking In The Neon [Reissue/1985] 12" (Dark Entries)
Vinyl reissue of the Italo Disco club hit. Peter Richard was the alias first adopted in 1979 by producer and vocalist Walter Beinat. His best-known song was "Walking In The Neon," released as a maxi-single on Italian label Good Vibes in 1985.

– Stillhope 12" (100% Silk)
San Fran synth sensei Ben Winans ventures further into his arcane hardware labyrinths on second slab of mind-wired Pacific house for 100% Silk.

>Roll The Dice
– Until Silence 2xLP+CD (Leaf)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Until Silence marks a monumental shift for Roll The Dice. The characteristic framework of piano and synthesizer is reinforced with a newly conscripted string section: dramatic arrangements grind against furnace blasts of static, and phases of unrelenting rhythmic intensity collapse into moments of frayed, fragile beauty.
– Schizophrenia [Reissue/1987] LP (Metal Blade)
Vinyl reissue of Sepultura’s third album, originally released in 1987 on Brazilian heavy/thrash/black metal label Cogumelo.

>Simply Saucer
– Baby Nova 12" (Schizophrenic)
These proto punk legends landed in Detroit during the summer of 2011 to record five classic tracks with some very special guests for this new EP. Taking its name from a song originally destined to be on their legendary "Cyborgs Revisited,"
Baby Nova premieres the first ever studio versions of these five songs.
>Lindsey Stirling
– Shatter Me LP (Lindseystomp Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New release from the violinist, dancer, performance artist, and composer.

>Sun Ra
– Outer Spaceways Incorporated [1968] LP (Original Recordings Group)
Sun Ra's Arkestra was at its most radical during this period, alternating simple chants with very outside playing and dense ensembles. Now remastered and pressed on vinyl for the first time in over three decades, this limited edition release features white and purple psychedelic color vinyl and exclusive cover art.

>Symbol Six
– Dirtyland LP (Jailhouse)
New album from the veteran old school punk band. Color vinyl.

>They Might Be Giants
– Idlewild LP (Idlewild Recordings)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. While
Idlewild is neither a "best of" nor a "rarities" set, it is an ultra-vivid illustration of the band's prodigious output and singular musical vision. From the spare, folkie chug of "Words Are Like," which originally appeared as part of TMBG’s internet-only collaboration with eMusic back in the era glory days of 2001, to the propulsive, dance floor groove of "You're On Fire" from 2013’s Nanobots release, the scope of Idlewild is as wide as it is beguiling.
>This Wild Life
– Clouded LP (Epitaph)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. This Wild Life is an acoustic duo from Long Beach, CA. Writing songs that mine the same emotional territory as City And Colour, they have created a sound, vibe, and presence that sets them apart from their stripped down peers.

>Townes Van Zandt
– For The Sake Of The Song [Reissue/1968] LP (Snapper)
Originally released in 1968,
For The Sake Of The Song is a reissue of Townes Van Zandt's well-known debut album. Produced by Jack Clement (Charley Pride, Chet Atkins, U2, etc.) and featuring original liner notes by Mickey Newbury, Van Zandt went on to cement his status as a cult icon among gifted songwriters such as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Emmylou Harris who eventually recorded their own covers of Towne's songs.
>Various Artists
- Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life 2xLP (Rhino)
Recently released on CD – now available on red vinyl. To celebrate one of rock’s most powerful voices, an all-star group of his friends and fans recorded 13 of their favorite tracks for a tribute album that will raise funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Produced by his longtime manager and wife Wendy Dio, the album includes contributions by such metal heavyweights as Metallica, Motörhead, Scorpions, Anthrax, and Rob Halford, as well as appearances by many of the musicians who performed with Dio over the years.

>Viet Cong
– Cassette 12" (Mexican Summer)
Viet Cong is a new project made up of four distinct voices. Matt Flegel and Scott Munro (respective former members of beloved Calgary band Women, and Chad VanGaalen's band) spent much of 2013 in their basement studio with a mess of old and run-down equipment to build a set of fresh material.
Cassette is a mixture of sharply-angled rhythmic workouts and euphoric ‘60s garage pop melodies, balanced with a penchant for drone-y, VU-styled downer moments.
>Mike Weis
– Don’t Know, Just Walk LP (Type)
Using loops of field recordings, gongs, radios, homemade instruments, drums and traditional Korean percussion, Weis (Zelienople) pieced together an album that is as reflective as it is mesmerizing. Solo percussion albums are rare, certainly, but Weis uses his drumming simply as the record's backbone, allowing his ideas to flourish overhead.
released 01 JULY 2014
>Air Dubai – Be Calm CD (Hopeless)
Known for their highly energetic live show, Air Dubai’s sound combines hip-hop, R&B, jazz, and alternative rock styles.

>Bad Suns
– Language & Perspective CD/LP (Vagrant)
Comprised of eleven tracks,
Language & Perspective moves effortlessly from start to finish showcasing the Bad Suns’ stadium ready anthems and undeniably catchy hooks.
– Career CD/LP (Kanine)
Frankie Rose is well known for playing, writing, and singing in many bands. You might know some as The Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts, The Dum Dum Girls, and even her own Frankie Rose band. But being such a prolific artist that she is, she has too much to not do. So for this new band, she enlisted her best friend, Drew and conquered up the spirit of
Thelma And Louise to make some raw and raucous girl garage do-op that you can actually sing and dance to.
>Bon Jovi
– New Jersey [Reissue/1988] CD/2xCD/2xCD+DVD (Island/UMe)
Digitally remastered edition of the AOR band's multi-platinum 1988 album, released to coincide with their 30th Anniversary. Available in a range of editions: Standard single-disc remastered edition; Deluxe edition which adds three bonus tracks and a disc of demos entitled
13 Sons Of Beaches, remixed exclusively for this reissue; and a Super Deluxe edition which adds a DVD featuring the 88 minute behind-the-scenes documentary Access All Areas: A Rock & Roll Odyssey, expanded packaging, and more.
>Cabaret Voltaire
– #7885 Electropunk To Technopop CD/LP (Mute)
#7885 compiles for the first time both periods of Cabaret Voltaire together on one release - all remastered from the original tapes. This is easily their most thorough catalog-skimming compilation yet and serves as a perfect introduction for new fans.
>Candy Hearts
– All The Ways You Let Me Down CD/LP (Bridge Nine)
Candy Heart’s new album was produced by Chad Gilbert (New Found Glory, A Day To Remember) and features the bands mix of catchy ‘90s influenced punk rock.

>Mark Chadwick
– Moment CD/LP (On The Fiddle)
Mark’s motivation for
Moment was to make something "quick, immediate and beautiful." Taking songs that had been written on acoustic guitar at his kitchen table, he played them once through to the band and, following one practice run through, each song was laid down on its third take. The result captures the immediacy of the approach, giving the album a freshness that harks back to both the early rock & roll recording of the late ‘50s and ‘6’s and the folk canon of simple songs well played.
>Corrosion Of Conformity
– IX CD (Candlelight)
Be it southern groove, the championing of all things doom, or the band's cherished punk rock roots,
IX contains eleven more reasons to simply love C.O.C.
>Darkest Hour
– Darkest Hour CD (Sumerian)
Darkest Hour's highly anticipated either full length album taking on new recording styles and expanding their music ability while still keeping the thrash/metal we all know and love about them.

>The Dead Rabbits
– Shapeshifter CD (Tragic Hero)
Craig Mabbitt from Escape The Fate has started a second band that takes him back to his musical roots and passion: shapeshifting.

>Deep Purple
– In Concert ’72 [Remix] CD (Rhino/Parlophone)
A fantastic live album, originally recorded at the Paris Theatre on Lower Regent Street in London for the BBC's "Sounds Of The Seventies" radio programme on the 9th March 1972. Remixed in 2012 and now available on CD and digitally, with the bonus track "Maybe I'm A Leo (Sound Check Version)" available for the first time on CD.

>Dot Hacker
– How’s Your Process? (Work) CD/LP (Original Recordings Group)
Dot Hacker is a Los Angeles-based band featuring musicians Josh Klinghoffer (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Clint Walsh and Eric Gardner (both from Gnarles Barkley’s touring band), and Jonathan Hischke. This is the first part of their two-volume debut. Part two,
How’s Your Process? (Play) sometime later.
>Ronnie Dove
– The Complete Original Chart Hits 1964-1969 CD (Real Gone Music)
He notched over 20 hits and was a fixture on the charts throughout the mid- 60s, but to date Ronnie Dove has not received the definitive retrospective he deserves, as inferior-sounding album reissues and compilations have cluttered up the marketplace. This 21-track collection (16 in stereo) includes every pop hit this Baltimore-based legend had during his sterling career.

>Emerson, Lake & Palmer
– Brain Salad Surgery [Reissue/1973] 3xCD (Razor & Tie)
Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, this classic album has been fully restored and reissued as a limited triple-disc edition. The first disc contains a remastered version of the original album; the second disc contains an alternate album mix; while the third disc is a DVD-A of super stereo mixes with the remastered original and new 2014 stereo mix, both in an array of high definition file formats.

>Eno & Hyde
– High Life CD (Warp)
At six tracks and 45 minutes,
Highlife is the clearest expression yet of the "Reichkuti" (Steve Reich meets Fela Kuti) direction that first brought the Eno/Hyde collaboration into being. And as the polyrhythms and melodies build, swirl and syncopate, the album feels truly alive with the energy of this time in the studio. Vinyl version August 26.
>Every Time I Die
– From Parts Unknown CD/LP (Epitaph)
Buffalo's brutal metallic punk ensemble present their new album
, produced by hard music legend Kurt Ballou, guitarist of Converge, who has helmed recent buzz albums from Kvelertak, Nails, and High On Fire. From Parts Unknown offers an unrelenting onslaught of ingeniously composed and furiously executed cathartic hardcore.
>Colt Ford
– Thanks For Listening CD (Average Joe’s Entertainment0
12 new tracks including ''The High Life,'' ''Cut 'Em All (feat. Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson),'' ''Sip It Slow (feat. Lee Brice)'' and ''She's Like (feat. Keith Urban).''

>Green Linez
– Remixes CD (Catune)
Green Linez (Chris Greenberg of Hong Kong In The ‘60s and Matt Lyne of A Taut Line). The project combines the ‘90s dance music and R&B from Chris & Matt's childhoods with the ‘70s/’80s jazz-funk and synthesizer soundtracks that they have obsessed over in the years since. Herein, they remix tracks from such luminaries as Mi Ami, Darhouse Family, Sorcerer, 9DW, Seahawks, and Sauce 81.

– The Sleepover Series, Volume One [Reissue/2005] CD (Hammock Music)
This long-awaited reissue of the Nashville post-rock/shoegaze band’s debut was remastered at 12k by Taylor Deupree, fully restored to the original six-track running order and updated new artwork by Pete Schulte.

>The Levon Helm Band
– The Midnight Ramble Sessions Vol. 3 CD (Vanguard)
This archival release collects some of the most memorable and indelible performances from Levon Helm's legendary concert series. Special guests include Chris Robinson, Donald Fagen, Jimmy Vivino, and more.

>Yuta Inoue
– Homemade Dust Collector CD (Nature Bliss)
Yuta Inoue is a Japanese track maker from the evolving Kansai (West Japan including Kyoto and Osaka) beat scene and
Homemade Dust Collector is his first solo album. He creates progressive beat oriented tracks combining elements from hip-hop, bass music and broken beats into something fresh and new, with a bit of humor and nostalgia.
– Sound Of Lies [Reissue/1997] CD (American)
Jayhawks – Smile [Reissue/2000] CD (American)
Jayhawks – Rainy Day Music [Reissue/2003] CD (American)
Digitally remastered and expanded editions now available.

>Mark Kozelek
– Live At Biko CD (Caldo Verde)
14 tracks recorded live at Biko in Milan, Italy, April 6, 2014.

>Jethro Tull
– A Passion Play [Reissue/1973] 2xCD+2xDVD (Rhino)
This beautifully packaged double-CD+double-DVD case-bound book expanded edition of
A Passion Play includes the original album and earlier Château d'Hérouville Sessions both of which have been mixed to 5.1 surround sound and new stereo mixes by Steven Wilson. Vinyl version due August 5.
>Kobra And The Lotus
– High Priestess CD (Titan Music)
Brand new studio release from the heavy metal rockers fronted by the classically-trained vocal powerhouse Kobra Paige.

>Jim Lauderdale
– I’m A Song CD (Sky Crunch)
New album from the country singer/songwriter includes duets with Lee Ann Womack, Buddy Miller and Patty Loveless.

– Reality Testing CD/LP (R&S)
The hyper-chromatic music of Matt Cutler marks him out as a true impressionist; as Lone, he drizzles brightly colored melody through his tracks with all the reflexive skill of a master painter daubing inks and pigment across paper. On
Reality Testing he sends notes and chords rippling delicately into space before allowing them to disperse, each oozing beautifully away into the background fabric of the music. Combined with rhythms that ebb and flow, shifting from propulsive club constructions to beatific coastal hip-hop, it's a sensuous, immersive, heady experience.
– The ATCO Sessions 1969-72 2xCD (Real Gone Music)
Atco/Atlantic had struck artistic and commercial gold when they brought Dusty Springfield to the States to record with Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd and topnotch Southern session musicians, so it made sense for the label to introduce another great British pop-soul singer, Lulu, to the same stellar production team.

>Corb Lund
– Counterfeit Blues CD/CD+DVD/LP+MP3 (New West)
On very short notice, Americana and Canadian roots artist Corb Lund was given the chance to record an album at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, TN. There were two challenges, it would be filmed for a CMT-TV special and he had two days to record. Taking advantage of Sun's record live on the floor nature, Corb recorded
Counterfeit Blues an electric, raw and pure homage to the sound of Sun Studios. Available in regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds the DVD Memphis Sun, the nearly hour long TV special featuring interviews and 11 performances.
– Don’t Kill The Magic CD/LP (RCA)
Debut album from the Canadian reggae/pop quartet led by songwriter/producer Nasri. All members of the band are originally from the Toronto area.

>Bobby Marchan
– There Is Something On Your Mind: Greatest Hits CD (Varese Sarabande)
New collection from the larger-than-life performer best remembered for his 1960 R&B chart-topper ''There Is Something On Your Mind.'' In 1957 Marchan joined Huey ''Piano'' Smith as the original lead vocalist with Smith's legendary band the Clowns -- in addition to appearing on classics including ''Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie-Woogie Flu,'' ''Don't You Just Know It,'' ''You Don't Know Yockomo,'' and ''Havin' A Good Time.''

>Bob Marley
– Legend [30th Anniversary Edition] CD+Blu-ray/2xLP (Island)
Originally released in 1984, Bob Marley’s
Legend illustrates the remarkable life and recording career of one of reggae music’s most important figures. This iconic collection not only serves as the perfect introduction to the music of Bob Marley, it has become an essential part in every Marley collection. Both the CD and Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc™ are housed in a 28-page, case bound book featuring extended liner notes, unseen photos and forewords written by Sir Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, and liner notes by author of the book Marley, Christopher Farley. Also available on tri-color (red green gold) vinyl.
– In My World CD/LP+MP3 (Brainfeeder)
Unlike prior LP
Outmind, which was a largely ambient and inward journey, In My World expands exponentially to a multitude of lavish sound worlds ranging from lush, vaporous pop dub, ethereal love jams, uncharacteristic IDM breakbeats.
>New York Community Choir
– Make Every Day Count [Reissue/1978] CD (Real Gone Music)
Formed in the early '70s as an offshoot of the popular, Grammy-nominated Isaac Douglas Singers, The New York Community Choir originally consisted of some one hundred members under the direction of Benny Diggs and included prominent writer Arthur Freeman. The Choir first came to national prominence in the US in 1971 on a much-acclaimed recording by renowned poet Nikki Giovanni,
The Truth Is On Its Way. Released in 1978, their follow-up set, Make Every Day Count, boasted arrangements by Leon Pendarvis (the co-leader of the Saturday Night Live band) and featured such stellar New York session musicians as Paul Shaffer and Richard Tee on keyboards, Jeff Mironov and John Tropea on guitars, Errol Crusher Bennett on percussion, Will Lee on bass and Steve Gadd on drums.
>Lee Anthony Norris and Porya Hatami
– Longing Daylight CD/LP (Carpe Sonum)
Once again working with their familiar recipe of field recordings, electronics, and improvised live piano, Lee and Porya dig deeper into their trademark windswept, decaying, yet delicate sound to produce an ambient masterpiece.

>Old Crow Medicine Show
– Remedy CD (ATO)
On their newest album Old Crow continue to craft classic American roots music while pushing themselves in new directions.
Carry Me Back represents a new stretch of road in the timeless journey of a rambling string band. Vinyl version due July 15.
– Gamel CD/2xLP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
While previous OOIOO albums have been largely studio creations,
Gamel is the most accurate portrayal of the band’s overwhelming, forceful live presence they have released yet. The album was inspired by the Javanese style of gamelan music and shows the group expanded to a six piece w/ the addition of two gamelan players.
>Pink Floyd
– Division Bell [Reissue/1994] CD/Blu-ray+2xLP+12"+2x7"/2xLP (Rhino)
Deluxe 20
th anniversary box set features a newly remastered double vinyl LP edition of the album in a gatefold sleeve designed by Hipgnosis/StormStudios. Five other discs are included: a red 7'' vinyl replica of single "Take It Back," a clear 7'' vinyl replica of 'High Hopes', 12'' blue vinyl replica of "High Hopes" with reverse laser etched design, the 2011 Discovery remaster CD of the album and a Blu-Ray disc containing HD Audio, plus the previously unreleased 5.1 surround version.
– Collateral Damage CD (Bridge Nine)
Collateral Damage was recorded with Dean Baltulonis at The Wild Arctic in Portsmouth, NH (Agnostic Front, Modern Life Is War, Sick Of It All). These ten songs have brutally honest lyrics that cover a wide range of topics and harsh truths with no holds barred. Musically, they are equally as punishing as the band puts an updated spin on heavy hitting CT and NY-style hardcore. Vinyl version due July 15.
>Red Wanting Blue
– Little America CD/2xLP (Fanatic)
Formed as a college band in Athens, Ohio by singer-songwriter Scott Terry, Red Wanting Blue went on to establish itself as a quintessential example of perseverance; building an exceedingly loyal fanbase throughout the Midwest on non-stop touring, all without any industry support.

– Ultraviolet CD (Fake Four Inc.)
Ultraviolet is Sadistik's unabashed nosedive into the subconscious mind, a three dimensional portrait painted in hues of psychosis and psychedelia. Drawing on his background in clinical psychology and cinematic predictions, he creates a richly layered world of his own and offers the listener a passing glimpse through the keyhole. Vinyl version due July 29.
– Nefarious CD (Vicisolom)
New release from the Swedish metal band.

– Isolate And Medicate CD/LP (The Bicycle Music Company)
New album from the multi-platinum alternative rock trio -- available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds four bonus tracks and an expanded booklet.

>Trey Songz
– Trigga CD (Atlantic)
The sixth studio album from the R&B superstar serves as Trey's most personal album to date. With his first single "Na Na" with old school samples, he solidifies his placement as one of the best artists over the past 10 years to blend the sounds of hip-hop, R&B, and pop. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds four bonus tracks.

>Spanky And Our Gang
– The Complete Mercury Singles CD (Real Gone Music)
New 21-track collection that includes every unique A and B-side the band released on Mercury during their late-‘60s stint with the label. Led by Elaine Spanky McFarlane, Spanky And Our Gang had a folk-pop sound oft-compared to the Mamas And The Papas, but their harmonies and arrangements were, if anything, a little more sophisticated and varied, incorporating pop and jazz influences (while admittedly lacking a songwriter of the stature of John Phillips).

>Robin Thicke
– Paula CD (Interscope)
Brand new album from Grammy nominated soul singer, musician and songwriter. Written and produced entirely by Robin, "Paula" features the brand new hit single "Get Her Back".

>Jonah Tolchin
– Clover Lane CD/LP (Yep Roc)
Clover Lane marks the Yep Roc debut for Americana sing/songwriter, Jonah Tolchin. The album was recorded quickly and spontaneously in Nashville, Tennessee with an impressive cast of characters.
– Flipping Out CD/7"+MP3/7"+MP3+Book/Cassette (Shinkoyo)
Uumans (pronounced "you-mans") is a new project from Matt Mehlan (Skeletons) that mixes music, dance, video and arts/crafts. Reminiscent of early electronics-heavy Skeletons, this dose of life-struggle poetry comes with more than its fair share of hooks.

– Solution CD (Catune)
Wozniak is a solo project by Yuta Hoshi, best known for his machine techno project Testav, Dalljub Step Club, Outatbero, and Habit. After years of going out to night clubs, Hoshi came up with a connecting sound between the Berlin minimal of Basic Channel, Rhythm & Sound, Berghain & Ostgut Ton with post-rock.

>Wreckless Eric
– The Donovan Of Trash [Reissue/1993] CD/LP (Fire)
The Donovan Of Trash is a truly punk record; a DIY, lo-fi milestone containing some of Wreckless Eric's finest songs, a fact sadly overlooked at the time of its original release in 1993 by fans and critics unable to get beyond the harsh, weird and often dissonant sound to discover the beauty within. This Fire Records reissue, remastered and repackaged under Eric's direction will do much to rectify this lamentable oversight.
>Steve Wynn
– Sketches In Spain CD (Omnivore)
Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate) has been recording steadily for decades since his emergence in the 1980s. Unfortunately, not all of those recordings have been available on these shores. This collection of 19 tracks was pulled from two albums recorded and only available in Spain. From originals to covers of Three Dog Night’s "Never Been To Spain" and Los Bravos "Black Is Black," these recordings are the perfect evolution and compliment to The Dream Syndicate’s work on their classic albums.

– More Fun In The New World [Reissue/1983] CD (Real Gone Music)
Reissue of the L.A. punk quartet's 1983 album, expanded with four bonus tracks.

DVD + Blu-ray:
>Guns N’ Roses
–Appetite For Democracy: Live At The Hard Rock Casino – Las Vegas DVD/Blu-ray (UMe)
In November 2012, with a team of 3D cameras rolling, Guns N' Roses performed a blistering set at The Joint in the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. Clocking in at just under three hours, the band's explosive set includes all of their biggest hits and classic GNR staples. 163 minutes.

>Elton John
– The Million Dollar Piano DVD/Blu-ray (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
Elton John's
The Million Dollar Piano is a residency at the The Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. The show has been running since September 2011 with the most recent leg being 16 shows between March 29 and April 26, 2014. The concerts are the culmination of his decades-long partnership with Yamaha pianos. 155 minutes.
>B.B. King
– The Life Of Riley DVD/Blu-ray (MVD Visual)
The definitive B.B. King documentary, narrated by Morgan Freeman and joined by Bono, Bill Cosby, Eric Clapton, Bill Cosby, Dr. John, Bruce Willis and 20+ other heavyweight contributors including appearances by Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and President Obama. BB King opens his heart and tells the story of how an oppressed and orphaned young man came to influence and earn the unmitigated praise of the music industry. 123 minutes.

>Ryan Adams
– Gimme Something Good 7" (Blue Note)
This 7" includes the first single from Ryan Adams’ much-anticipated new album due later this year. The A-side is "Gimme Something Good" and the B-side is a song exclusive to this piece of vinyl. Both are Ryan originals and this single is a killer first line in the next chapter of his career.

>Bad Company - Straight Shooter
– Straight Shooter [Reissue/1975] LP (Atlantic)
Vinyl reissue of the second studio album by the British supergroup.
>Syd Barrett
– Barrett [Reissue/1970] LP (Rhino/Parlophone)
Syd Barrett – Barrett [Reissue/1970] LP (Rhino/Parlophone)
Syd Barrett – Barrett [Reissue/1988] LP (Rhino/Parlophone)
Limited edition HQ-180gm vinyl represses now available.

>Wendy Carlos
– TRON (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Reissue/1982] 2xLP (Audio Fidelity)
This HQ-180gm translucent blue vinyl reissue includes colorful photos from the popular cult film and generous and informative liner notes written by the composer as well as music maven, Michael Fremer who, at the time, served as the film's soundtrack supervisor.

>Johnny Cash
– The Man Comes Around b/w Personal Jesus 7" (American)
Vinyl single reissue of the title track from Johnny Cash's
American IV: The Man Comes Around. It is the last song Cash wrote before his death. Both sung and spoken, the song makes numerous Biblical references, especially to the Book Of Revelation. B-Side is his cover of Depeche Mode’s "Personal Jesus."
>Hollywood Autopsy
– Hollywood Autopsy [Reissue/1983] LP (Little Big Chief)
First time repress of this private press post-punk gem, remastered by Butch Vig.

>Peter Murphy
– Lion 2xLP (Nettwerk)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Lion (produced by Killing Joke bassist Youth) is described by Murphy as "a mixture of stuff, almost like operas for the dispossessed. It's very romantic and very deep and emotional, quite symphonic in places, but then becomes, like, a rabble-rousing pirate sea shanty."
>Henri Pierre Noël
– One More Step [Reissue/1980] LP (Wah Wah)
On moving to Canada from his original home of Haiti, pianist and singer/songwriter Henri-Pierre Noël brought with him much of the tropical island’s influences.

>Radio Moscow
– Magical Dirt LP (Alive)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Magical Dirt is Radio Moscow’s fourth studio album. The band’s fountainhead Parker Griggs, along with partners-in-crime Anthony Meier (bass) and Paul Marrone (drums), have cultivated yet another blues-rock masterpiece that crossbreeds late ‘60s psych-rock and face-melting guitar histrionics with the foundation-crumbling rhythms from early ‘70s hard-rock, and even includes a couple of harrowing tracks built from the bedrock of rural Delta blues.
>Alexis Taylor
– Await Barbarians LP (Domino)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Alexis Taylor's (lead singer of Hot Chip) second solo album,
Await Barbarians is a series of songs "from the halfway line." Possessing the same immediacy as his music with Hot Chip and the adventurousness of his work with About Group, there is a unique emotional condor to his solo work. As always with Taylor's writing the moments of honesty are matched with a sense of humor, playfulness and bounce.
>The The
– Soul Mining [Reissue/1983] 2xLP (Sony Legacy)
Remastered at Abbey Road Studios by The The's Matt Johnson and packaged in a lavish 12" box, this vinyl only release includes an authentic reproduction of the 1983 release on HQ-180g vinyl, plus an extra 12" gatefold vinyl of alternative versions and remixes. The box set also includes a unique 'news-poster' containing extensive notes written by Johnson that detail the making of the album.

– Da Mind Of Traxman Vol. 2 2xLP+MP3 (Planet Mu)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Da Mind Of Traxman Vol. 2 follows 2012's first volume of the same name, and more recently, last year's Teklife Vol. 3: The Architek. Where those two albums saw Ferguson slicing and chopping the usual slew of R&B and hip-hop samples for his beats, this one is reportedly more stripped down, each track made with just a sample or two "diced into brain-blurring cubist puzzles that bear little relation to their original sources.
>Various Artists
– Hits From The Streets Volme II 7"( Infinity Cat)
The A-side features "Inside the Phone," a Gary Numan-inspired pop song from Diarrhea Planet/OGG super group King Bitch, and "In My Box," a bratty yet lovable tune from Study Hall. Teenage hardcore punks Jawws drop some "Bad Power" on the flip side, followed by "Cool River" by math-rock duo Gnarwhal. Purple vinyl.

>Wildest Dreams
– Last Ride b/w Call To Prayer 7" (Smalltown Supersound)
This is the firs taste of DJ Harvey's Wildest Dreams.