released 26 AUGUST 2014
>The Abigails – Tundra CD/LP/Cassette (Burger)
Killer satanic outlaw acid country in the vein of Lee Hazlewood, Gun Club, and Country Teasers.

>Adrenaline Rush
– Adrenaline Rush CD (Frontiers)
Fronted by vocalist Tåve Wanning (formerly part of the teen-pop duo, Peaches), Adrenaline Rush lights up the hard rock scene with a lethal dose of heavy guitars, infectious hooks and full blown rock & roll attitude.

>Noel Akchote
- Madrigals For Five Guitars CD (Blue Chopsticks)
The polyphonic music of late Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613) still fascinates for its forward-looking chromaticism and its stark, unpredictable shifts in character. His fifth and sixth
Books Of Madrigals from 1611 construct a world of their own - a distinctive body of work that has found adherents as diverse as Igor Stravinsky (who orchestrated Gesualdo madrigals in his 1960 Momentum Pro Gesualdo), Werner Herzog (who directed the macabre, fanciful 1995 Gesualdo documentary Death For Five Voices), and now the French guitarist Noel Akchote.
>Ashrae Fax
– Never Really Been Into It CD/LP (Mexican Summer)
The legacy of North Carolina's Ashrae Fax seems destined to be appreciated in retrospect, in no small part given to the tremendous power of the group's 2003 release
Static Crash!, reissued twice from its initial CD-R run before appearing on Mexican Summer last year. The goth/ethereal duo of vocalist Renee Mendoza and producer/guitarist Alex Chesney had built a long, strange and mostly undocumented legacy prior to that release, and Never Really Been Into It extends the tale back even further.
>Asia
– High Voltage CD+DVD (Frontiers)
Recorded July 24, 2010 at the inaugural High Voltage Festival in Victoria Park, London, this live CD+DVD captures Asia, with the original line-up, performing classic material from the '80s, plus songs from the first two albums of their reunion,
Phoenix and Omega.
>Avenged Sevenfold
– Waking The Fallen: Resurrected 2xCD+DVD/4xLP+DVD (Hopeless)
This expanded version of Avenged Sevenfold's 2003 album includes a disc of rare demos and live tracks, new artwork, the music video for "Unholy Confessions," and a 30 minute film featuring the present day band.

>The Bad Plus
– Inevitable Western CD (Okeh)
The Bad Plus's tenth studio recording (and first collection of original material since 2012's
Made Possible), Inevitable Western continues the leaderless trio's committed belief in what they've dubbed "avant-garde populism," the idea that serious music can be as engaging and accessible as it is forward-thinking and provocative.
>Jill Barber
– Fool's Gold CD (Outside Music)
Fool's Gold explores every nook of Jill Barber's musical history: sultry torch songs, Hank Williams inspired ballads and songs in the vein of the Brill Building, Motown and beyond.
>Basement Jaxx
– Junto CD/2xCD/2xLP (PIAS America)
Junto is a bold, boisterous, brilliant album full of amazing gust vocal performances, richly layered production and the irresistible sense of groove that has set them apart from the very beginning. Spanish for "together," the concept behind Junto is one of unity and soulfulness, fusing dance music's sub-genres into on cohesive multi-flavored confection. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds bonus disc of remixes and three extra non-album tracks.
>Bastard Sapling
– Instinct Is Forever CD/LP (Gilead Media)
Bastard Sapling has ventured to push their other-worldly black metal creation further into the shattered abyss with their new album,
Instinct Is Forever.
>Blackwolfgoat
– Drone Maintenance CD (Small Stone)
Drone Maintenance is the third full length work of progressive drone conjured by Blackwolfgoat, which is the solo vehicle of guitarist Darryl Shepard (Black Pyramid, The Scimitar, Hackman, Milligram, Roadsaw).
>Stefano Bollani/Mark Turner/Bill Frisell/Jesper Bodilsen/Morten Lund
– Joy In Spite Of Everything CD (ECM)
Stefano Bollani is an artist of ebullient virtuosity, with uncommon sensitivity and range. The Italian pianist has proved to be at home on ECM improvising solo or leading a trio, as well as engaging in duos with Enrico Rava, Chick Corea and Brazilian bandolim player Hamilton de Holanda.

>Brontide
– Artery CD/LP (Holy Roar)
Kaleidoscopic in its evolution of sound, shards of R&B and electronica show through the bands trademark math/instrumental rock sound.

>The Buffalo Ruckus
– Buffalo Ruckus CD/LP (Captain Ruckus Records)
The Buffalo Ruckus's sound is a compendium of roots, Americana, southern soul, psychedelic postmodern avant-garde experimental country fried rock.

>The Bug
– Angels & Devils CD/2xLP (Ninja Tune)
Angels & Devils escapes the London cage, drawing on it for influence yet blowing it up into a world-view now seen from Kevin Martin's new Berlin home. A record that simultaneously draws on London Zoo, completes a triptych cycle which started with his Bug debut Pressure, and fills the spaces between and inserts what was missing previously. Both a year zero re-set and a continuation of what has been. Like the Bowie/Eno classic Low, or Can's Tago Mago, the album is split into two distinct themes and explorations of light and dark.
>Ca$h Out
– Let's Get It CD (E1)
Atlanta Rapper Ca$h first came on the scene in 2012 with the party-rap hit and personal anthem ''Cashin' Out''. He now presents his debut album,
Let's Get It, which features the now platinum hit.
Cold Specks – Neuroplasticity CD/LP (Mute)
Since the release of her 2012 debut,
I Predict A Graceful Expulsion, Cold Specks' Al Spx has been seen collaborating with the likes of Moby and Swans. Now, the Canadian singer/songwriter is back with her sophomore solo album.
>John Coltrane
– The Prestige Recordings [Reissue/1991] 16xCD (Concord)
A comprehensive retrospective of John Coltrane's output for the Prestige label, all recorded over a 32-month period between 1956 and 1958. This 16-disc set, reissued in a compact and sleek new brick packaging, is presented in a rigid lift-off lid box. This package also contains a 32-page booklet, which includes a historical essay from Doug Ramsey and a session-by-session breakdown by Carl Woideck.

>Lenny Cooper
– The Grind CD (Average Joe's Entertainment)
The Mud-Digger King returns with his third studio album.

>Cymbals Eat Guitars
– Lose CD/LP (Barsuk)
"Wanna wake up wanting to listen to records / But those old feelings elude me / I raise a toast to the rock n' roll ghost," sings Cymbals Eat Guitars frontman Joseph D'Agostino on the hyper-adrenalized "XR," which sounds like a
Tonight's The Night outtake recorded at triple speed, with its braying harmonica and spitfire vocal delivery. It's the track that perhaps best captures the spirit of the band's third LP, Lose, one of coping with abject loss and grief by rediscovering what you've always loved, as difficult as it may be — the redemptive power of music.
>Miles Davis
– Chronicle: The Complete Prestige Recordings 195101956 [Reissue/1993] 8xCD (Concord)
A comprehensive retrospective of Miles Davis' entire output for the Prestige label, this 8-disc set, reissued in a compact and sleek new brick packaging, is presented in a rigid lift-off lid box. The set contains the 17 recording sessions made between early 1951 and late 1956 by the extraordinary trumpeter, leader, composer, and perpetual catalyst.

>Dwarves
– The Dwarves Invented Rock & Roll CD/Cassette (Burger)\
The Dwarves Invented Rock & Roll is a fierce, compact showing of the band's core strengths. On one end of the spectrum, the band tears out berserk, drug addled hardcore that rips up the room like their classic Blood, Guts, And Pu**y. But, on the other end, the band focuses on writing pop songs so snappy and sweet it sounds like they just walked out of the sock hop with Frankie Valli.
>Dry The River
– Alarms In The Heart CD/LP (Transgressive)
"Stylistically, much like
Shallow Bed, Alarms In The Heart further showcases Dry The River's skill in building quaint, folk hymnals into a chest-thumping choruses and elegant Baroque pop songs into impassioned cascading showstoppers. Yet even from Liddle's first quavering notes of the opening title track, it's evident Dry The River has upped the ante on its operatic flourish." – Soundcheck WNYC
>Elephant Stone
– Three Poisons CD/LP (Hidden Pony)
Montreal's Elephant Stone was formed in 2009 by sitarist/bassist Rishi Dhir. As one of the most highly sought out sitar players in the international psych scene, he has recorded, performed and toured with Beck, The Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Horrors, and many more.

>Famous Last Words
– Council Of The Dead CD (InVogue)
Famous Last Words is a post-hardcore band from Petoskey, MI.

>Fenech-Soler
– Rituals CD (So Recordings)
Fenech-Soler became a mainstay on music blogs around the time of their 2010 debut album, thanks to a series of superb singles, a Groove Armada collab (‘Paper Romance') and remixes for the likes of Everything Everything and Marina & The Diamonds. And then they were quiet. Two years of writing and recording (everywhere from northern Italy to Massive Attack's studio in Bristol) took place, and their long-awaited second album is now here, complete with contributions from LCD Soundsystem's Tim Goldsworthy and rising Swedish producer Style Of Eye.

>Floating Action
– Body Questions CD/LP+MP3 (New West)
Seth Kauffman is Floating Action. Hailing from the small town of Black Mountain, NC Kauffman channels the collective creative energy that has been birthed and transferred between the mountains of the Swannanoa Valley. For his sixth proper studio album Kauffman holed up in his own tiny studio and took from his experiences working with luminaries such as Dan Auerbach and Jim James.

>Frnkiero And The Cellabration
– Stomachaches CD (Workhorse Music)
Solo release from My Chemical Romance's former guitarist Frank Iero.

>Full Force
– With Love From Our Friends CD (Sony Legacy)
Inspired by Quincy Jones'
Back On The Block classic, With Love From Our Friends is a self-described "True Skool All-Star Project" featuring stellar contributions from fans, friends and longtime associates like Tisha Campbell-Martin, Faith Evans, Sheila E, Samantha Fox, Raphael Saadiq, Big Daddy Kane, Roxanne Shanté, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Regina Belle, Cece Peniston, UTFO, Tevin Campbell, Cheryl Pepsii Riley, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Flavor Flav, Shanice, Howard Hewett, Force MDs, Blair Underwood, Vivica A. Fox and many more.
>Lowell George
– Thanks I'll Eat It Here [Reissue/1979] CD (Friday Music)
Thanks I'll Eat It Here finds Lowell George groovin' back to the earlier boogie and New Orleans rock and R&B feel found on his earlier Little Feat albums. Released a very short time before his untimely death, the album included his brilliant "20 Million Things," a funk infused Little Feat revisit with "Two Trains," plus several inspiring collaborations with notable friends like Van Dyke Parks and Little Feat's Fred Tackett, as well as significant cover versions like Allen Toussaint's What Do You Want The Girl To Do, and two bonus tracks never issued on original LP version.
>Ariana Grande
– My Everything CD (Universal Republic)
Ariana Grande's sophomore album follows the success of her double platinum single, "Problem" feat. Iggy Azalia. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three bonus tracks.

>The Griswolds
– Be Impressive CD/LP (Wind-Up)
This four-piece indie rock from Sydney, Australia was thrown into the spotlight immediately after they found instant success in early 2012. The band has been a blog favorite and their album
Be Impressive was produced by Tony Hoffer (The Kooks, Beck, M83, Ladyhawke).
>Trevor Hall
– Chapter Of The Forest CD (Vanguard)
The 12 songs on
Chapter Of The Forest were born during a yearlong sabbatical where Hall returned to his beloved India, Nepal, Vermont, and Maine, and spent that time in deep reflection and spiritual connection embracing life-altering events.
>Robin Hitchcock
– The Man Upstairs CD/LP+CD+MP3 (Yep Roc)
Modern standards like The Doors' "The Crystal Ship" and The Psychedelic Furs' "The Ghost In You" are reimagined as stark and melancholy folk ballads, and then set to powerful effect alongside haunting new songs like the plaintive "Recalling The Truth."

>Bruce Hornsby
– Solo Concerts 2xCD (Vanguard)
The double-disc
Solo Concerts finds Hornsby in fine form on such classics as "The Valley Road," "Mandolin Rain," "Preacher In The Ring," and many more.
>In Sonitus Lux
– Thundermoon CD (Stickfigure)
An ever evolving free improv ensemble of musicians, performers, and other artists. Avant-garde, darkly ambient, yet deeply spiritual.

>In The Valley Below
– The Belt CD (Capitol)
He's from Memphis, equally steeped in Link Wray and Phil Collins. She's a small town girl raised in Muskegon, MI, who found her songwriting inspiration while living on a small boat in the West Indies. Jeffrey Jacob and Angela Gail met in Los Angeles, playing guitar and bass, respectively, in a loud, grungy guitar band, but the seeds of In the Valley Below were planted one night at SXSW, when they realized there was something special in the passion and chemistry they shared on-stage.

>Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson
– Thick As A Brick: Live In Iceland CD (Eagle Records)
Jethro Tull's famous concept album
Thick As A Brick was originally released in 1972 and featured one continuous track spread across two sides of an LP telling the story of a young boy called Gerald Bostock. 40 years later in 2012, Jethro Tull's founder and leader Ian Anderson created Thick As A Brick 2: Whatever Happened To Gerald Bostock?. Following this release Ian Anderson took both albums on the road to perform the complete story of Gerald Bostock and this concert from the tour was filmed in Iceland. Also available on stand-alone Blu-ray.
>Johnny Yesterday
– Breathe In Breathe Out CD (Psychonavigation)
New release from Gary Kelly AKA Johnny Yesterday. . Musical influences for the album include, Boards Of Canada, Philip Glass, and William Basinski's
The Disintegration Loops.
>Kem
– Promise To Love CD (CMG)
Fifth studio album from the multi-platinum R&B singer. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds two bonus tracks.

>The Kinks
– Lola Versus The Powerman & The Moneygoround, Part One [Reissue/1970] 2xCD (Sanctuary)
The first in The Kink's 50
th Anniversary reissue campaign, this double-CD expanded edition of Lola Versus The Powerman comes with mono and stereo mixes as well as unreleased material and alternative versions, all remastered from original tapes by Kinks archivist Andrew Sandoval.
>Jeff LaBar
– One For The Road CD (Rat Pak)
Cinderella guitarist Jeff LaBar's
One For The Road was recorded in Nashville, TN with long-time friend and noted engineer Ronnie Honeycutt, and highlights Jeff's songwriting and guitar playing abilities.
>Lewis
– Romantic Times [Reissue/1985] CD/LP (Light In The Attic)
Sourced soon after the re-release of
L'Amour, Romantic Times is the 1985 follow-up - a familiar blond posing on the sleeve, a familiar, tortured voice pouring his heart out over languid synths and synthetic waltz beats.
>M83
– M83 [Reissue/2001] CD/2xLP+MP3 (Mute)
M83 – Dead Cities Red Seas & Lost Ghosts [Reissue/2003] CD/2xLP+MP3 (Mute)
M83 – Before The Dawn Heals Us [Reissue/2005] CD/2xLP+MP3 (Mute)
M83's first three albums are back in print on CD and vinyl.

>J Mascis
– Tied To A Star CD/LP+7"+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Tied To A Star, led by the songs "Every Morning" and "Wide Awake," was recorded and produced by Mascis and mixed by John Agnello at Bisquiteen in Amherst, MA. The album also features guest appearances from musicians Ken Maiuri (Young @ Heart Chorus), Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Procession), Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion) and Chan Marshall (Cat Power). Limited copies also available on pink vinyl with lithograph print.
>Merchandise
– After The End CD/LP (4AD)
Drawing from too many places to be classified punk, Merchandise certainly has been informed by its ethics, earning all they've achieved. Still self-recording and producing their music, this time over a six month period,
After The End is a real achievement in showing what bands can achieve on their own.
>Method Man
– Tical [Reissue/1994] 2xCD/LP (Def Jam)
20th anniversary of the debut solo album of Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man. It was the first Wu-Tang solo album released after the group's debut,
Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Similar to all first generation solo Wu-Tang projects, Tical was mainly produced by group member RZA. The album features guest appearances from several Wu-Tang members including RZA, Raekwon, and Inspectah Deck.
>Mike Stud
– Closer CD (300 Entertainment)
New album from the Rhode Island rapper.

>MNDSGN
– Yawn Zen CD (Stones Throw)
MNDSGN (pronounced Mind Design) is a prolific beat maker who is an integral part of the L.A. beat scene.

>Moiré
– Shelter CD/2xLP (Werkdiscs)
The title
Shelter describes the listener's perception and subsequent emotional response to a collection of sounds and motifs. If Moiré's past releases provided fragments of his overall concept, Shelter highlights his vision in its entirety, bringing themes from his earlier productions together with newer elements to form a complete concept. It finds Moiré experimenting outside traditional patterns to create something unexpected and raw, dynamic yet immediate, inciting us to engage in the experience both on a musical and physical level.
>Mono/Poly
– Golden Skies CD/LP (Brainfeeder)
Specializing in a kind of beat-driven cosmic soundscape which he describes as "electronic-classical-alchemy music," Mono/Poly aka Charles Dickerson has drawn on the lessons he's learned from collaborating on last year's Thundercat album as well as the Flash Bang Grenada hip-hop project with Busdriver and Nocando, and made a beautifully realized, endlessly expansive record.

>Motel Beds
– These Are The Days Gone By CD/LP (Misra)
Motel Beds are ever on the rise. The no-frills rock & roll band have otherwise-refined citizens soiling their trousers left and right. They've recorded with Kelley Deal (The Breeders, R. Ring) and Beds member Derl Robbins serves as engineer for Guided By Voices. Along with playing music, all five members are also male dancers at Applebee's on Wilmington Pike in Dayton (Tuesday, lunch shift, 11 AM – 2 PM).

>Motörhead
– Aftershock (Tour Edition) 2xCD (UDR)
Motörhead's 2013 album is expanded with a bonus live CD.

>Musée Mécanique
– From Shores Of Sleep CD (Tender Loving Empire)
Musée Mécanique's Sean Ogilve was a writing member of Tristeza for many years. Also appearing on the record were a myriad of Portland musicians and friends of the band including Alela Diane, Annalisa Tornfelt (The Decemberists, Black Prairie), Dave Depper (Menomena, Fruit Bats), Doug Jenkins (Portland Cello Project), Dan Hunt (Ages and Ages, Neko Case), and Amanda Lawrence (Loch Lomond) and several others. Vinyl version due September 30.

>Music Blues
– Things Haven't Gone Well CD/2xLP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
Debut solo album from Stephen Tanner (Harvey Milk) continues on with similar musical touchstones (Melvins, Gore, Earth, ZZ Top, Kiss amd Judas Priest) while forging ahead into a strange, and at times harrowing, unknown. Available on CD and vinyl. Limited vinyl copies pressed on ‘sh*t brown' wax.

>Khun Narin
- Khun Narin's Electric Phin Band CD/LP+MP3 (Innovative Leisure)
Khun Narin's Electric Phin Band's membership is always in rotation and spans several generations, from high school kids to men well into their 60s. A standard engagement has the band setting up at the hosting household during the morning rituals, playing several low-key sets from the comfort of plastic lawn chairs occasionally working in a cover version of a foreign classic (The Cranberries "Zombie") while the beer and whiskey flow freely. After a mid-day banquet, they start up the generator and lead a parade through the community to the local temple, picking up more and more along the way.

>New Medicine
–Breaking The Model CD (Imagen)
Debut from the Nashville, TN melodic hardcore band. Vinyl version due October 28.

>The New Pornographers
– Brill Bruisers CD/LP+MP3 (Matador)
Brill Bruisers is the first new release in four years from the acclaimed supergroup The New Pornographers, who NPR called "virtually peerless in the world of power-pop and indie-rock." "This is a celebration record," in the worlds of the lead-singer and main songwriter A.C. Newman, and that describes it perfectly – massively melodic, joyous pop music helmed by the soaring vocals of Neko Case, Dan Bejar and Newman himself.
>Ngozi Family
– Day Of Judgment [Reissue/1976] CD/2xLP+MP3 (Now-Again)
Proto-punk & garage Zamrock: the celebrated guitarist Paul Ngozi's essential debut album from 1976. Deluxe vinyl version adds a bonus LP.

>Nihilist Spasm Band
– No Record [Reissue/1968] CD/LP (Lion Productions)
Reissue of one of the masterworks of late-‘60s noise/weirdo/freak-out music. One of very few indie label releases on Spin Magazine's list of 100 top counter-cultural music, ahead of legends like Mulatu Astatke, Brigitte Fontaine, Pärson Sound, Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra, Harry Partch, and Os Mutantes. Zowie.

>Opeth
– Royal Blood CD/CD+Blu-ray Audio/LP (WB)
Royal Blood is a mixture of anguished vocals, ferocious drumming and bass that provides intricate detail as well as a rumble of rhythm. The sound is a result of a lineage that stretches from present day heroes Queens Of The Stone Age to the influential Led Zeppelin, and all the way back to early blues pioneers... yet this huge wall of sound emerges from just two members. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a 5.1 Blu-ray audio and two bonus live tracks plus expanded packaging.
>Brad Paisley
– Moonshine In The Trunk CD (Sony Nashville)
Ninth studio album from the country superstar.

>Gemma Ray
– Milk For Your Motors CD/LP (Bronzerat)
A self-styled musician/songwriter/producer, Ray skirts somewhere between pop-noir, sideways blues, gothic folk, ‘60s girl-group, and cinematic soundscapes. The Wall Street Journal has described Ray's music as "An eerie aural kaleidoscope that conjures up thoughts of what an album by Mary Weiss of the Shangri-Las produced by David Lynch would have sounded like. Though it echoes with references to mid-'60s melodramatic pop, it's of the moment and a delight."

>Rentals
– Lost In Alphaville CD/LP+MP3 (Polyvinyl)
The band fronted by ex-Weezer songwriter/bassist Matt Sharp release their first full-length in 15 years. Features appearances by Jessica Wolfe and Holly Laessig (Lucius), Ryen Slegr (Ozma), Lauren Chipman (The Section Quartet) and Patrick Carney (The Black Keys).

>Royal Blood
– Royal Blood CD/LP (WB)
Featuring their two singles to date – "Little Monster" and "Come On Over" –
Royal Blood is a mixture of anguished vocals, ferocious drumming and bass that provides intricate detail as well as a rumble of rhythm. Royal Blood is the result of a lineage that stretches from present day heroes Queens Of The Stone Age to Led Zeppelin, and all the way back to early blues pioneers. Their ferocious attack is the result of just two men – vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher.
>Rubblebucket
– Survival Sounds CD/LP (Communion)
"Rubblebucket hail from Brooklyn and create infectious and eccentric indie-pop. While that description might not seem entirely interesting, given that dance-pop bands from Brooklyn are easier to find than a Starbucks, there's no denying the quintet's "Sound Of Erasing." Serving as the lead single off their upcoming third album,
Survival Sounds, the track features Dirty Projectors-esque syncopated vocals and a vibrant horn section, effortlessly united under the banner of punchy and refined pop songwriting." – Consquence Of Sound
>Rustie
– Green Language CD/2xLP (Warp)
Rustie returns this summer with
Green Language, a development and testament to his true passions and influences, the album is a high energy 40 minutes that showcases Rustie's signature sound at new found heights. It's a mediation on everything from grime and hip-hop to sci-fi computer games and even prog rock. The album features guests such as Danny Brown, D Double E and Redinho. The tracks are expansive and inspired by such disparate sounds as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, My Bloody Valentine, trance music and the Glasgow electronic scene Rustie helped mold.
>Ty Segal
– Manipulator CD/2xLP/Cassette (Drag City)
Mr. Segall's fifth long-player for Drag City. The clarion call/siren sound of his guitar, the helium-steamed ride of the vocals, track after track, releasing the thought that have been holding us down, all in the name of getting higher on pop songs. Why have one when you can have two? It's a big world, and
Manipulator has only begun to fight. Features Mikal Cronin (bass/string arrangements).
>Shovels & Rope
– Swimmin' Time CD/2xLP (Dualtone)
Swimmin' Time is Shovels & Rope's follow-up to their acclaimed 2012 album O' Be Joyful.
>State Of Salazar
– All The Way CD (Frontiers)
State of Salazar was started in 2010 by five students from the Malmö Academy of Music who wanted to play rock music made for the big arenas. The singer and songwriter, Marcus Nygren, began thinking of the concept of having a band like State Of Salazar in 2009 when he wrote a couple of songs that were not a fit for his metal band, 8-Point Rose. "To find great musicians at the Academy was no problem," Marcus says in one of the many interviews he has done lately, and all the members of State Of Salazar share a passion for West Coast AOR and similar genres.

>Stone Breath
– Children Of Hum CD (Hand/Eye)
Six all new songs (paired with six bonus tracks, most previously unreleased) of Stone Breath's haunted acid folk sounds.
Children Of Hum is perhaps the most cohesive and focused album of the band's long career. Acoustic, hand-made music comprised of two voices, Celtic harp, flute, guitar, bouzouki, and whistles. For fans of The Incredible String Band, COB, Donovan, and Pearls Before Swine.
>Billy Talbot Band
– On The Road To Spearfish 2xCD (Vapor)
Billy Talbot is best known as a founding member of Crazy Horse. Throughout his decades touring and recording with Neil Young, Talbot has always written and played his own music.
On The Road To Spearfish evokes a journey that is at once of this world and mythic. Double-CD includes the five-track EP Unkindness Of Ravens.
>Thousand Foot Krutch
– Oxygen: Inhale CD (TFK Music)
New release from the Canadian Christian alt-rock band.

>The Unicorns
– Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone [Reissue/2003] CD (Caterpillar)
WWCOHWWG? was the third and final full- length album by the Canadian indie rock act The Unicorns, and was originally released in 2003. The album gained wide and immediate praise, with broad critical and commercial acclaim from outlets as diverse at NME, Pitchfork and The Village Voice. Vinyl version due October 7.
>Various Artists
- Par Hasard: Chance Composition 1913-1951 CD (LTM)
LTM presents a unique collection of avant-garde music by Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes and John Cage, all composed during the first half of the 20th century using chance techniques and operations.

>Various Artists
– The Rough Guide To Flamenco Guitar 2xCD (World Music Network)
Considered by many as the most technically demanding of all musical styles to play on guitar, no art from truly expresses the very soul of Spanish culture like flamenco. Bringing together today s flamenco guitar masters, this
Rough Guide unravels the mystery of one of the world's most beautiful musical traditions, and includes a bonus album by Antonio Rey, one of the finest guitarists in flamenco today.
>Various Artists
– XL Recordings: Pay Close Attention 2xCD/4xLP+DVD (XL)
XL Recordings is a collaborative endeavor, and many people have contributed to its evolution. In the song ''Out Of Space'', Liam Howlett of The Prodigy provided a blueprint when he sampled Kool Keith of Ultramagnetic MC's rapping these words: "Pay Close Attention." And whilst XL has never had any outside ownership, Gil Scott-Heron advised me not to even consider XL "independent" because everything is connected. This compilation is an attempt to illustrate some of these connections.
Mirel Wagner – When The Cellar Children See The Light Of Day CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Squeezing the last drop of life from a worn out genre, her acoustic balladry is as far as you'll get from clichéd coffee house folk, it has more to do with the primeval darkness of Swans than the folksy bonhomie of Bob Dylan. Recorded by electronic music producer Vladislav Delay, who fleshes out Wagner's sound, adding subtle production touches that give her songs a newfound vastness and gravity while keeping the winning formula that garnered critical acclaim for her self-titled debut.

>White Hills
– Glitter Glamour Atrocity [Reissue/2007] CD/LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
Reissue of White Hills' second album, originally self-released in 2007. Available on CD and vinyl. First 500 pressed on translucent blue vinyl, remaining copies on black.

>Wire
– Document And Eyewitness 1979-1980 [Reissue/1981] 2xCD (Pink Flag)
For those unfamiliar with
Document And Eyewitness, it really doesn't do the album justice to describe it simply as a collection of live recordings from three turn-of-the-‘80s Wire gigs. What makes it more than that is the unorthodox nature of the main performance and the way it was presented on record. The centerpiece of the original vinyl release was a recording of the final gig of Wire's ‘70s phase (albeit one that took place in February 1980). This was a concert at the Electric Ballroom that grew out of the band's performance art-based residency at the Jeannetta Cochrane Theatre the previous November. Vinyl version due September 9.
>Chelsea Wolfe
– The Grime And The Glow [Reissue/2010] CD/LP+MP3 (Sargent House)
Reissue of the singer/songwriter's debut LP. To simply call Wolfe unique would be an understatement. Even among her peers in the so-called "drone-metal-art-folk" scene she's an icon, a stand-alone singer/songwriter whose fully-formed aesthetic and haunting timelessness appear almost without effort. (Vinyl pressed on grey with black smoke wax.)

>Wytches
– Annabel Dream Reader CD/LP (Partisan)
Led by Kristian Bell's luminous lyricism and feral delivery, Brighton's The Wytches create a sound that is at once raucous and unruly, yet decorated with authentic emotional clout. Although Bell draws more from singer-songwriters (Elliott Smith, Leonard Cohen) than specific bands, the trio's debut LP sees them accomplish a dark and heady sound that embraces the black arts and the more extreme limits of rock without being prescriptively macabre. Far from it - all at once they reference surf, grunge, metalcore and spy movie scores, as Bell turns his voice into an instrument in its own right.

>X-Drive
– Get Your Rock On CD (Frontiers)
New album from the L.A. hard rock band.

>The Young
– Chrome Cactus CD/LP+MP3 (Matador)
Taking influence from early ZZ Top, Link Wray, Lungfish and Dead Moon, Chrome Cactus is a ball of power and controlled feedback disguised as ten of the catchiest songs you'll hear this year. This is far darker than they've ever sounded before. The breezy optimism of their earlier albums has been switched out for sinister, creeping dread in both the lyrics and music.


DVD + Blu-ray:
>Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson
– Thick As A Brick: Live In Iceland CD (Eagle Records)
Jethro Tull's famous concept album
Thick As A Brick was originally released in 1972 and featured one continuous track spread across two sides of an LP telling the story of a young boy called Gerald Bostock. 40 years later in 2012, Jethro Tull's founder and leader Ian Anderson created Thick As A Brick 2: Whatever Happened To Gerald Bostock?. Following this release Ian Anderson took both albums on the road to perform the complete story of Gerald Bostock and this concert from the tour was filmed in Iceland. 155 minutes.
>Metallica
– Cliff ‘Em All! [Reissue/1987] DVD (Rhino Blackened)
Metallica – A Year And A Half In The Life Of… Part 1 & 2 [Reissue/1992] DVD (Rhino Blackened)
Metallica – Cunning Stunts [Reissue/1998] DVD (Rhino Blackened)
Metallica – S&M [Reissue/1999] DVD (Rhino Blackened)
Metallica – The Videos 1989-2004 [Reissue/2006] DVD (Rhino Blackened)
Back in print on Metallica's Blackened Recordings.


Vinyl:
>Action/Adventure
– Salesman Of The Year 7" (Bird Dialect)
Contains such a wealth of guitar heroics, anthemic choruses, and screaming lyrical cynicism that this 7" may as well be 7 miles. This is indie rock made by adults: muscular but subtle, approachable and confounding in equal measure.

>Bitchin Bajas
– Bitchin Bajas 2xLP/2xCassette (Drag City)
With plenty of room stretched over four sides, Bitchin Bajas use their many methods to attain perfect flow throughout the 76 minutes of this self-titled record. The space found on Bitchin Bajas was located with organ, synthesizer, winds, xylophone and autoharp, employing a 1" 8-track tape machine to the fullest extent. Additional contributions from strings, keys, guitar and field recordings helped make
Bitchin Bajas everything that it is.
>Black Wine
– Yell Boss LP (Don Giovanni)
Black Wine is a punk rock trio from New Brunswick, NJ. They unleash a punk/rock/pop sound that's perfectly suited for banging and stomping with wild abandon. Or contemplating a Swedish existentialist novel.

>Terence Blanchard
– Flow [2005] 2xLP (Blue Note)
Known for his film scores for movies such as
Malcolm X and Mo' Better Blues, this recording which has been produced by Herbie Hancock shows a different side to the trumpeter.
>Blessed State
– Head Space LP (Safety Meeting)
Blessed State pull from decades of punk and post-hardcore, a killer style of punk music that mixes equal parts '80s Revolution Summer style hardcore/punk and post punk.

>Body Futures
– Brand New Silhouettes LP (Latest Flame)
Mathy power-pop from Milwaukee.

>Wendy Carlos
– TRON OST [Reissue/1982] 2xLP (Audio Fidelity)
Double-HQ-180 translucent blue vinyl reissue of Carlos's original score.

>Catharsis
- Light From A Dead Star II 2xLP (Crimethinc)
This double-LP collection includes the cult horror band's
Passion LP, split LPs with Ghenna and Newborn, as well as the Catharsis song "Absolution," recorded during their last session but never released.
>Cayetana
– Nervous Like Me LP (Tiny Engines)
The memorable vocals, the affecting lyrics, the rolling, imaginative bass, and the steady, spiky drums all showcase the remarkable chemistry of three musicians/friends completely in tune with one another. Pulling from elements and influences of indie and folk, Cayetana's sound is raw and unflinching, imperfect and beautiful. Yes, Cayetana is punk rock.

>Charlatan
– Local Agent LP+MP3 (Umor Rex)
The fourth album from Brad Rose (Digitalis, The North Sea) is an amalgam of spy and sci-fi techno with touches of abstract dub. Pressed on transparent yellow vinyl with download of entire album plus two remixes.

>Como Mamas
– Out Of The Wilderness b/w Well, Well, Don't Worry About Me 7" (Daptone)
The Como Mamas join forces with the boys of the Menahan Street Band to lay bare the funkier side of gospel music.

>Deep Purple
– Concerto For Group And Orchestra 3xLP (Rhino)
HQ180gm triple-LP set of the British rock royals playing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

>Detective Instinct
– Black Floral LP (Sickroom)
Equal parts home-brewed ‘80s electronica, wonky ‘70s kraut and ramshackle ‘60s psych folk.

>Diplo
– Random White Dudes Be Everywhere LP (Mad Decent)
Recently released CD – now available on vinyl. Highlighting the evolution of his sound, Diplo has put together a deluxe collection of his most popular singles, never-before-heard remixes and two brand new tracks that feature collaborations with the likes of Waka Flocka Flame, Yellow Claw, Alvaro and others.

>Lou Donaldson
– Lush Life [Reissue/1967] LP (Blue Note)
Latest in Blue Notes 75
th Anniversary vinyl reissue campaign. Released in 1967, Lush Life by jazz saxophonist, Lou Donaldson, features a truly superstar jazz band. Considered an enchanting album, the album includes performances by Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Garnett Brown on trombone, Jerry Dodgion on alto sax and flute, Wayne Shorter on tenor sax, Pepper Adams on baritone sax, McCoy Tyner on piano, Ron Carter on bass and Al Harewood on drums.
>Electric Würms
- Musik, Die Schwer Zu Twerk LP (WB)
Released last week on CD -- now available on vinyl. Electric Würms is a prog-rock side project featuring The Flaming Lips' multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd on vocals, guitars, and keyboards and front man Wayne Coyne on bass and backed by Nashville psychedelic rock band Linear Downfall. Musik, Die Shwer Zu Twerk, will transport the listener into a new kind of transcendental orbit than one might expect from The Lips alone. Purple vinyl.

>Eno & Hyde
– Highlife LP (Warp)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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. BNM [8.5] -- Pitchfork
>Estrogen Highs
– Hear Me On The Number Station LP+MP3 (Trouble In Mind)
The New Haven, CT band have always had one foot in the musical waters of New Zealand and the influence of kiwi-pop forefathers, but the band incorporates more of the avant textures of the Xpressway discography this time around.

>FKA Twigs
– LP1 LP (Young Turks)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. FKA twigs is a London-based producer, singer, songwriter, video director, classically trained ballerina, and choreographer. Although Twigs (as her friends call her) has only officially released two EPs to date - one self-released and one for Young Turks. Currently gracing the covers of both Fader and Dazed magazines, FKA twigs is one of the most exciting new artists around.

>Bunji Garland
– Differentology LP (RCA)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the Trinidadian soca star. Produced by Trinidad's Keron ''Sheriff'' Thompson,
Differentology was originally released in November 2012 on Sheriff Music in anticipation of the plethora of parties, concerts and musical competitions held during Trinidad's annual pre-Lenten Carnival season.
>Germ House
– Showing Symptoms LP+MP3 (Trouble In Mind)
Dividing time between Las Cruces, NM and Boston, Justin Hubbard and Tara McManus (Mr. Airplane Man and Turpentine Brothers) recorded
Showing Symptoms with Matt Rendon (Resonars), providing a deranged amalgam of candidly direct and distinctive melodies drizzled atop ragged, lo-fi punk testimonials. Herein lies the uncomfortable duality of Germ House's album - a fascinating suite of tunes that are balancing with equal measure both the melodic and discordant.
>Great Sabatini
– Dog Years LP (Solar Slare)
Great Sabatini tackle an endless array of approaches within the delivery of their well-honed and devastating hooks and vocal styles, of which unavoidable influence from genre superheroes Unsane, The Melvins, The Jesus Lizard etc. are evident.

>Gruppo d'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza
- Gruppo d'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza [Reissue/1973] LP (Superior Viaduct)
Considered the first collective of experimental composers, Gruppo d'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza formed in 1964 in Rome to chase the expressive potential of live improvisation to its furthest reaches. Led by Franco Evangelisti, Gruppo also included Ennio Morricone before he found fame composing soundtracks. Gruppo recorded this eponymous album in 1973. Whether the passages are jarring or soothing, clamorous or silken, the ensemble retains astounding organic coherence. An ultra-rare entry in Gruppo's formidable discography, Gruppo d'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza is finally reissued for the first time ever.

>Herbie Hancock
– Speak Like A Child [Reissue/1968] LP (Blue Note)
Latest in Blue Notes 75
th Anniversary vinyl reissue campaign. Originally released in 1968, Speak Like A Child is Herbie Hancock's sixth Blue Note album. Featuring Ron Carter on bass, Mickey Roker on drums, Peter Phillips on bass trombone, Jerry Dodgion on alto flute and Thad Jones on flugelhorn.
>Hombre Malo/Softly Major
– Split 7" (Wallace)
Vinyl-only split featuring two of the greatest Norweigian sludge metal bands going.

>Human Future/We Never Learned To Live
– Split 7" (Holy Roar)
Two extremely cathartic, noisy groups from England team up for a killer split.

>Etta James
– Rocks The House [Reissue/1963] LP (Jackpot)
Recorded in 1963 at the New Era Club in Nashville, James is captured at her performance peak. The foundation for her reputation as a fiery no-holds-barred performer was firmly established in this recording. Her powerful version of "Something's Got A Hold On Me" will shake you. Her impassioned version of "All I Could Do Is Cry," will break you. Includes three bonus tracks. Blue vinyl.

>Kamp!
– Baltimore EP 12" (Cascine)
Stylish synth pop, fluidly melding modern versions of angular new wave and international disco.

>King Buzzo
– This Machine Kills Artists LP (Ipecac)
Recently released on CD – now released on vinyl. Debut solo release from Buzz Osbourne, legendary frontman and mastermind of the Melvins.

>Koo Koo Kangaroo
– Whoopty Whoop LP (Asian Man)
Songs about fanny packs and pizza might sound trivial, but once you hear the groove it will hook you in immediately, and the body will follow suit with dance moves you never knew you had.

>Lark's Tongue
– Narrow 2xLP (Bird Dialect)
Transmutes shadows into sound across the dark expanse, sculpting elegiac hymns to dreams just over the horizon. Bound rhythmically to the charge, the band negotiates unspoken truths over a palette of harmony and distortion – its melodies trace the path to understanding.

>Late Bloomer
– Things Change LP (Tor Johnson)
A masterly crafted effort that molds punk, hardcore, garage, shoegaze and grunge into 38 fluid minutes of energetic and thoughtful guitar-based indie rock.

>Gordon Lightfoot
– Gord's Lord [Reissue/1975] 2xLP (Friday Music)
HQ-180gm reissue featuring all of Lightfoots definitive classics, including "Sundown," "If You Could Read My Mind," "Early Morning Rain," "Summer Side Of Life" and "Carefree Highway."

>Liturgy
– Renihilation [Reissue/2009] LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
Vinyl reissue of 2009 debut. First 500 on white vinyl, remaining copies on black.

>Lydia Lunch & Rowland S. Howard
– Shotgun Wedding [Reissue/1991] LP (1972)
High priestess of macabre rock and assaultive poetics with impeccable taste in collaborators, Lydia Lunch first joined forces with guitarist and songwriter Rowland S. Howard in the early '80s in Europe. The duo improvised clamorous live séances as an opening act before Howard's sets with the revered Australian post-punk act The Birthday Party. The fortuitous meeting spawned 1982's
Some Velvet Morning EP, and Howard guested on Lunch's excellent 1987 album, Honeymoon In Red, but the pair's next true collaboration took until 1991, when they travelled to Memphis to create Shotgun Wedding with producer JG Thirlwell (Foetus, Coil).
>Joe Manning/Joan Shelley
– Outside, Stay Soutside 7"+MP3 (Karate Body)
New split single from Joe Manning (King's Daughters & Sons) and Joan Shelley (June Brides, Nathan Salsburg, Maiden Radio). "(Manning's) deep voice is rugged and weary, an uncommon beauty unafraid of exposure and judgment" -- Louisville Courier-Journal. "Shelley's beautiful voice sounds like it belongs to a lost talent from the folk revival of the early ‘60s, and unlike so many women singing similar material, Shelley doesn't weigh down her lines with florid ornamentation - she shapes her melodies with precision & clarity." -- Chicago Reader

>Matchess
– Seraphastra LP+MP3 (Trouble In Mind)
Originally released on an extremely limited cassette by the Digitalis label,
Seraphastra makes a welcome debut to the vinyl format. Matchess is the solo project of Whitney Johnson, singer and keyboardist for Chicago band Verma. Johnson's minimalist sensibility owes as much to the Berlin school as it does to early industrial and minimal synth pioneers like Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire. Matchess places Johnson in league with counterparts like Zola Jesus and Liz Harris (Grouper), carrying the torch of female experimental and electronic musicians in the 21st century.
>Metallica
– Master Of Puppets [Reissue/1986] LP (Rhino Blackened)
Metallica – Metallica [Reissue/1991] 2xLP (Rhino Blackened)
Metallica – Load [Reissue/1996] 2xLP (Rhino Blackened)
Metallica – Re-load [Reissue/1997 2xLP (Rhino Blackened)
Metallica – Garage, Inc. [Reissue/1998] 3xLP (Rhino Blackened)
Metallica – S&M [Reissue/1999] 3xLP (Rhino Blackened)
Metallica – St. Anger [Reissue/2003] 2xLP (Rhino Blackened)
Back in print on Metallica's Blackened Recordings.

>Thelonious Monk
– Genius Of Modern Music Volume Two [Reissue/1956] LP (Blue Note)
Latest in Blue Notes 75
th Anniversary vinyl reissue campaign. The second volume in this two-disc series displays Thelonious Monk coming into his own fully as a leader.
>The Mutual Understanding
– In Wonderland [Reissue/1968] LP (Beatball)
For many born after 1968, the group vocal and orchestra sound of The Mutual Understanding's In Wonderland may seem like the product of another dimension. Despite releasing a handful of recordings, The Mutual Understanding was not a group in the traditional sense, but rather a connected collective of Toronto, Ontario-based producers, arrangers, session musicians, and singers, brought together to create musical magic. In Wonderland is an album that harkens back to a gentler and more innocent time. It also represents the birth of the Canadian music business as well as the role of advertising and television in music.

>Negative Scanner
– Ambitious People/Evening News b/w R.I.P. 7"+MP3 (Trouble In Mind)
"Ambitious People" launches off the A-Side, wasting no time rocketing to the anthemic chorus reminiscent of savage early Mekons carousing with The Feelies. The B-side lets the dueling guitars ebb & flow rather than bludgeon, bringing to mind the effortless, slash & burn tension exuded by Northwest punk originators The Wipers by way of modern-day DIY heroes like Tyvek or Eddy Current Supression Ring. Mixed color vinyl.

>Sinead O'Connor
– I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss LP (Nettwerk)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Indicative of where Sinead is in life,
I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss is passionate and direct, yet with an overarching fragility; her voice is a weapon, as powerful as it is tender
>Pallbearer
– Foundations Of Burden CD (Profound Lore)
"Doom outfit Pallbearer's ascension as one of metal's crossover acts started with 2012's
Sorrow And Extinction, and with the release of their brilliant second album, it's easy to imagine them gaining even more popularity. Foundations finds a band firing on all cylinders and surpassing what already seemed like a watermark for the genre." [BNM 8.6] – Pitchfork
>Pelican
– Arktika 2xLP (Oblique)
Vinyl-only live album recorded earlier this year in St. Petersburg, Russia.

>Bud Powell
– The Amazing Bud Powell [Reissue/1951] LP (Blue Note)
Latest in Blue Notes 75
th Anniversary vinyl reissue campaign. Released in 1951, The Amazing Bud Powell is considered one of Bud Powell's most important recordings
>Ptarmigan
– Ptarmigan [Reissue/1974] LP (Lion Productions)
Rated by many as the best 'folk/progressive' and/or 'folk/psych' album ever made.

>Rough Hands
– Nothing's Changed 7" (Holy Roar)
New single from this unbridled, energetic hardcore band incorporating textural elements and inspriation from darker, more brooding sources.

>Sectu
– Nefarious LP (Vicisolom Production)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the Swedish metal band.

>Wayne Shorter
– Juju [Reissue/1964] LP (Blue Note)
Latest in Blue Notes 75
th Anniversary vinyl reissue campaign. Released in 1964, JuJu is Wayne Shorter's fifth album.
>Sianspheric
– The Owl 7" (Noyes)
Born of the saturnine winters and mind-numbing process of aging, Sianspheric exists in a space generally occupied by black matter, making sounds because otherwise the silence would overwhelm.

>Souls Of Mischief
– There Is Only Now LP/Cassette (Linear Labs)
Souls Of Mischief – There Is Only Now LP/Cassette (Instrumental) (Linear Labs)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl (regular and picture disc) and cassette. The sixth album from legendary hip-hop group Souls Of Mischief is a unique cinematic '90s crime tale of love, loss, and revenge. A conceptual collaboration with producer Adrian Younge and the first release on his freshly launched Linear Labs Records label,
There Is Only Now gets its inspiration from a near fatal incident involving group members A-Plus, Opio, Tajai, and Phesto early in their careers. Set in 1994, the album serves as a bookend to two decades of music since the release of their seminal debut album, '93 Til Infinity. There Is Only Now sees the souls of Mischief crew members trading bars with a cast of hip-hop and soul luminaire.
>Superdrag
– Head Trip In Every Key [1998] 2xLP (Side One Dummy)
For the first time ever, Superdrag's critically-acclaimed 1998 album is now available on clear vinyl.

>Transmontane
– Ville Fantome LP (Sickroom)
Poetic, darkly earnest lyrics form the core of the material, as he plays guitar simultaneously through two amplifiers, each set to a different, complementary tone.

>Vanhelga
– Längtan 2xLP (Carnal)
New album from the Swedish black metal band.

>Various Artists
– Decadubs 3 12" (Hyperdub)
Vinyl-only companion-piece to
Hyperdub 10.2. Features new cuts from Kode 9, Cooly G, Morgan Zarate featuring Eska and Ghostface Killah, Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland, DVA featuring Zaki Ibrahim, and a re-versioned and re-voiced contribution by Ikonika with Dam Funk.
>Wand
– Ganglion Reef LP (God? Records)
With the release of Wand's
Ganglian Reef, God? continues to highlight the expansive sounds of new music currently altering minds from east of west to west of east. Recorded by Ty Segall, the fluctuating gravity of their sound achieves total Wand-hood by jamming senses, sounds and vibes through the circuits of your loving mind.
>Chelsea Wolfe
– Apokalypsis [Reissue/2011] LP (Sargent House)
Vinyl reissue of Wolfe's second album. To simply call Wolfe unique would be an understatement. Even among her peers in the so-called "drone-metal-art-folk" scene she's an icon, a stand-alone singer/songwriter whose fully formed aesthetic and haunting timelessness appear almost without effort.

>Zeek Sheck
– Joinus 2xLP (Resipiscent)
Zeek Sheck's sound is singular, unmistakable: sleep talking, skidding drums, 64th note woodwinds at full tilt, cult chorales, resplendent horns, and escape-velocity dance anthems.

>YOU.
– Sunchaser LP (Dais)
The third album from NYC post-punk outfit adds guitarist Scott Kiernan and bassist Lee Lichtsinn. RIYL: Silk Flowers, Joy Division, Suicide.


Cassettes:
>The Abigails
– Tundra CD/LP/Cassette (Burger)
Killer satanic outlaw acid country from Warren Thomas formerly of The Growlers and Grand Elegance. Sophomore album in the vein of Lee Hazlewood, Gun Club, and Country Teasers.

>Bitchin Bajas
– Bitchin Bajas (Drag City)
Double-cassette version. With plenty of room stretched over four sides, Bitchin Bajas use their many methods to attain perfect flow throughout the 76 minutes of this self-titled record. The space found on
Bitchin Bajas was located with organ, synthesizer, winds, xylophone and autoharp, employing a 1" 8-track tape machine to the fullest extent. Additional contributions from strings, keys, guitar and field recordings helped make the album everything that it is. Features cassette-only bonus track "Relaxation Mixes" - which fills the entire second cassette and is not included on the double-LP version.
>Ty Segal
– Manipulator (Drag City)
Mr. Segall's fifth long-player for Drag City. The clarion call/siren sound of his guitar, the helium-steamed ride of the vocals, track after track, releasing the thought that have been holding us down, all in the name of getting higher on pop songs. Why have one when you can have two? It's a big world, and
Manipulator has only begun to fight. Features Mikal Cronin (bass/string arrangements).
>Souls Of Mischief
– There Is Only Now (Linear Labs)
Souls Of Mischief – There Is Only Now (Instrumental) (Linear Labs)
The sixth album from legendary hip-hop group Souls Of Mischief is a unique cinematic '90s crime tale of love, loss, and revenge. A conceptual collaboration with producer Adrian Younge and the first release on his freshly launched Linear Labs Records label,
There Is Only Now gets its inspiration from a near fatal incident involving group members A-Plus, Opio, Tajai, and Phesto early in their careers. Set in 1994, the album serves as a bookend to two decades of music since the release of their seminal debut album, '93 Til Infinity. There Is Only Now sees the souls of Mischief crew members trading bars with a cast of hip-hop and soul luminaire.
released 19 AUGUST 2014
>3+ - Kazesarai CD (Time Released Sound)
The gentle beauty of
Kazesarai is somewhat minimalistic: it is an electronically treated piano-based journey into a fantasy landscape of gently rustling bamboo and reeds, flowing rivers, and mountainous mist -- the stuff that dreams are made of.
>Accept
– Blind Rage CD (Nuclear Blast)
After quite a few years away from the visible hard rock scene, Germany’s legendary Accept have returned to the metal forefront with an elated new singer and a new album.

>Apache Dropout
– Heavy Window CD/LP (Magnetic South)
After three LPs and a clutch of 45s, Southern Indiana's Apache Dropout have loosened an adherence to the divine mono sound and forged a scaly stereo technique for
Heavy Window. This is a deeper, blown out swagger of peer-less rock & roll filtered through a lush three-dimensional spectrum. Just as their self-titled debut snapped heads back, Apache Dropout has proven again they can rescore the garage rock aesthetic and remain undisputed purveyors of true lysergic North American boogie.
>ArnoCorps
- The Greatest Band of All Time [Reissue/2005] CD (Alternative Tentacles)
Reissue of this 2005 album from the action adventure hardcore rock & roll band.

>Bahamas
– Bahamas Is Alfie CD/LP (Brushfire)
The third full-length album from Afie Jurvanen, who performs as Bahamas.
Bahamas Is Afie is the first self-produced album from the Ontario-based musician. With this record he pursued a far more complex sound than on prior releases and is responsible for the majority of the instrumentation. The album follows 2011's Barchords, which was praised for being "a reserved yet melodically rewarding exploration of rewarding exploration of relationships and heartache" by The New Yorker.
>Liam Bailey
– Definitely Now CD (Sony Masterworks)
British soul rocker Liam Bailey's debut album combines American R&B, down-home rock & roll, transportive psychedelia and blistering blues riffs into a deft personal statement about battling your demons and finding life-affirming joy in music. He sings with a raw expressiveness that has been compared to Bob Marley and Sam Cooke, yet his songwriting style references post punk bands like The Smiths and Oasis.

>Michael Barnett
– One Song Romance CD (Compass)
Fiddler Mike Barnett is at the forefront of the new crop of acoustic instrumentalists that are redefining American string band music. His musical vision comes across in Technicolor on
One Song Romance, his first solo outing for Compass Records, establishing him as one of the pre-eminent fiddle players, singers and writers on the acoustic music scene.
>Beach Day
– Native Echoes CD/LP (Kanine)
Native Echoes is the second album from the Hollywood, FL based garage rock/girl group with a male drummer.
>Genevieve Bellemare
– Live And Die CDEP (Verve)
"Bellemare’s beyond-her-years vocal work evokes the fragile, elegiac croon of Billie Holiday."—Eugene Weekly

>Eric Benét
– The Other One CD (SPV)
The Other One is a departure from Eric’s familiar sleek R&B roots, offering instead an innovative sound journey that is anything but typical. Electro soul fused with drum ‘n’ bass influences, ambient atmospherics and of course Benét’s sublime vocals.
>Better Than Ezra
– Surprise [1989] CD (Liaison)
First time on CD for the 1989 debut release from the alt-rock band, which was originally released on cassette-only.

>Elvin Bishop
– Can’t Do Wrong CD (Alligator)
Legendary blues guitarist/songwriter/vocalist Elvin Bishop returns with a new album.

>Bishop Allen
– Lights Out CD/LP (Dead Oceans)
Lights Out features 12 new songs from the Brooklyn band. A press release explains that the album sounds like a party record at first, but then reveals a bleaker side. "Listen to what this guy's singing. And realize that this record is not what you thought it was at all. Goddamnit! Bait-and-switch! These songs are downright melancholic!" (Limited copies also available on white vinyl.)
>Wil Blades
– Field Notes CD (The Royal Potato Family)
Having released a critically acclaimed co-led duo album
Shimmy with Medeski Martin & Wood drummer Billy Martin in 2012, Blades returns with a deeply soulful and sinuous nine-track effort, Field Notes, on which he’s found fronting his own trio featuring Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker and New Orleans’ drummer Simon Lott. From the recording’s outset, it’s easy to picture Blades fingers free-flowing across the keys, feet gliding along the bass pedals in a continuous dance. Vinyl version due September 9.
>Bogart & Appice
– Friends CD (Cleopatra)
Longtime partners in crime and one of the tightest rhythm sections in all of rock music, bassist Tim Bogert and drummer Carmine Appice, team up with musical friends and family for
Friends. Features Vanilla Fudge alumni Bill Pascali, Teddy Rodinelli, and Vince Martell plus special guests T.M. Stevens (James Brown/The Pretenders) and Brian Auger (Rod Stewart).
>Benjamin Booker
– Benjamin Booker CD/LP (ATO)
Benjamin Booker is a young New Orleans based singer/songwriter. He is influenced by The Gun Club, Blind Willie Johnson, and T. Rex. Benjamin Booker's debut self-titled album was produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray For The Riff Raff).

>Botanist
– VI: Flora CD/LP (The Flenser)
VI: Flora continues the story of The Botanist, a crazed man of science who lives in self-imposed exile, as far away from Humanity and its crimes against Nature as possible. Seated upon his throne of Veltheimia in the Verdant Realm, his sanctuary of fantasy and wonder, he surrounds himself with plants and flowers, finding solace in the company of the Natural world. While recent albums detailed a misanthropic master plan for the destruction of mankind at the hands of plants, VI: Flora focuses rather on the wondrous beauty of the plants themselves through a gauzy haze of dreamlike sound.
>Cory Branan
– The No Hit Wonder CD/LP (Bloodshot)
Throughout his decade-and-a-half-long career, Cory Branan has been too punk for country, too country for punk, too Memphis for Nashville, and probably a little too Cory Branan for anyone’s damn good. He has proven himself as a top-notch songwriter (Chuck Ragan recently called him "the greatest songwriter of our generation"), and a hyper-dynamic performer with the ability to fingerpick finer than ‘60s Greenwich Village folkies and brutally strum like a proto punk shredder.

>The Brokeoffs
– Restless Leg CD (Transdreamer)
Restless Leg was recorded at home, six acres in rural Georgia. A few songs were tracked in an empty stock trailer, some outside and the rest in a purpose built outbuilding that resembles a shed more than it does a studio.
>Chuck Brown & The Chuck Brown Band
– Beautiful Life CD (Raw Venture)
Posthumous new release from the Godfather of Go Go.
Beautiful Life contains an intro by Doug E Fresh, collaborations with rapper Wale, R&B diva Faith Evans, R&B star Raheem DeVaughn, local DC icon Sugar Bear, gospel singer Y'Anna Crawley, as well as new songs by The Chuck Brown Band.
>Buckcherry
– F**k CD (F-Bomb)
New album from the L.A. based rockers.

>Buddy
– Last Call For The Quiet Life CD/LP (Stove Punchin’ Records)
Buddy, the evolving collection of Los Angeles-based musicians lead by a man named Buddy, returns with their sophomore release and with it a subtle transformation from cinematic, singer/songwriting, self-proclaimed "wimpy core" to "fully realized orchestral pop, both lush and evocative" (Kevin Bronson - Buzzbands L.A.).

>Bob Carpenter
– Silent Passage CD/LP (No Quarter)
Bob Carpenter came close to being a major star. He received a glowing mention in Rolling Stone in 1970, recorded an album for Warner Brothers and had his songs recorded by Emmylou Harris, Billy Joe Shaver and others. But
Silent Passage, his lone solo album recorded in 1974, was pressed and ready to ship when contract negotiations shelved the record indefinitely. By the time things were resolved it was the end of the ‘70s singer/songwriter boom and Warner had moved on.
>Castanets
– Decimation Blues CD (Asthmatic Kitty)
Over a lengthy run with the Castanets, songwriter/bandleader/sole constant member Raymond Raposa has always tucked his traditional folk dirges and country-tinged indie rock songs into the outer fringes of experimental sound. Vinyl version due September 2.

>Celebration
– Albumin CD/LP (Bella Union)
Living legends on Baltimore’s thriving music scene, Celebration return with a seismic slice of psychedelic rock & soul.

>Chrome
–Visitation [Reissue/1976] CD (Cleopatra)
A special deluxe reissue of the debut album by art rock pioneers Chrome appearing for the very first time on CD, featuring meticulously recreated artwork with liner notes by Chrome historian Neil Martinson and four bonus tracks from the
New Age and Inworlds singles. (Limited vinyl reissue was released earlier this year.)
>Coachwhips
– Get Your Body Next To Mine [Reissue/2002] CD/LP (Castle Face)
Get Your Body Next To Mine has been re-tweaked to taste (a pinch of capsicum) and what a picture emerges—the scuzz and squall cracking ever so slightly and revealing a coffee-can full of earworms underneath. The zombie-shuffle come-on of the title track is worth the price of admission alone, but there’s adrenalized bludgeoners here as well: "1000 Years," "UFO, Please Take Her Home" and "Yes, I’m Down" all capture the band at their sweat-soaked best.
>Coliseum
– Coliseum [Deluxe Reissue/2004] CD/2xLP (Deathwish)
To celebrate Coliseum’s 10th anniversary, this 20-song collection features their classic self-titled debut album (out of print since 2006) paired with eight essential bonus tracks from their primordial years. Originally recorded by Jason Loewenstein of Sebadoh and now fully remixed by Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust, the release also features new deluxe packaging, insightful liner notes, and cover artwork by John Baizley of Baroness.

>Joel Crouse
– Even The River Runs CD (Show Dog)
10-song collection highlights Crouse's songwriting prowess. Recently featured in the CW's TV show
Hart Of Dixie, album highlight "Don't Tell Me" was co-written by Crouse and Nashville hit makers James Dean Hicks and Jamie Houston.
>Smoke Dawson
– Fiddle [Reissue/1971] CD/LP (Tompkins Square)
George "Smoke" Dawson played banjo in MacGrundy's Old-Timey Wool Thumpers with Peter Stampfel (later of Holy Modal Rounders) in 1960, lived for years at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY, and roamed around the US as an itinerant bagpipe and fiddle player for decades. His life is laced with small triumphs, and lots of tragedy. But he's still with us. Tompkins Square reissues his only album, a remarkable 1971 private press LP.

>Daydreamer
– Camus CD (Time Released Sound)
Camus is an homage of sorts to the great French existentialist writer of the same name. Like the band name suggests, it’s a dreamy mix of melodic post rock ambiance, and serves as a sort of soundtrack to the road movie that Albert Camus lived… and died on.
>Rocco DeLuca
– Rocco DeLuca CD (429)
Produced by seven time Grammy winner Daniel Lanois, Rocco DeLuca builds upon the brooding and haunting mood of his last solo album, 2011’s
Drugs N Hymns. Currently residing in East Hollywood, CA, Rocco hosted a number of recording sessions in his bedroom with a number of notable local musicians, local folks and family, including drummer Oliver Charles (Ben Harper), guitarist and vocalist Christian Letts (Edward Sharpe), bassist Seth-Ford Young (Edward Sharpe), violinist Odessa Jorgensen, bassist Gus Siefert (The Black Keys, Beck), vocalist Soko and drummers Josh Collazo (Edward Sharpe) and Jonathan Wright.
>Dictated
– The Deceived CD (Metal Blade)
New album from the Dutch death metal band.

>Dirty Loops
– Loopified CD (Verve)
Debut album from the Swedish pop/fusion trio.

>DragonForce
– Maximum Overload CD/CD+DVD/LP (Metal Blade)
Sixth album from the British power metal band. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a bonus DVD featuring the documentary
A New Found Force and a live set recorded in 2012.
>Dr. John
- Ske-Dat-De-Dat…The Spirit Of Satch CD (Concord)
Dr. John honors Armstrong's musical genius as well as his effervescent personality with 13 quintessential numbers drawn from various phases of Armstrong's five-decade career, with Dr. John joined by a stellar supporting cast that manages to update the material while maintaining the music's timeless emotional appeal. In addition to Dr. John's trademark vocals and piano, and backup from some of New Orleans' finest musicians,
Ske-Dat-De-Dat…The Spirit Of Satch features a stellar assortment of guest singers and players, including Bonnie Raitt, Ledisi and the McCrary Sisters, Anthony Hamilton, Shemekia Copeland, and The Blind Boys Of Alabama.
>Rudolf Eb.er
– Brainnectar 2xCD (Schimpfluch Associates)
Rudolf Eb.er’s most developed program to date combines psychodynamic environments built from specific nature sounds and extreme acoustics, often including ecstatic elements on instruments of shamanic origin. Binaural beats as well as isochronic tones stimulate a direct neural reaction to this unique and unheard audio art. The title of this 128-minute work derives from tantric techniques that raise psychophysical energy, or inner fire, from the perineum up to the top of the brain, from where it drips (as nectar).

>Electric Würms
- Musik, Die Schwer Zu Twerk CD (WB)
Electric Würms is a prog-rock side project featuring The Flaming Lips' multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd on vocals, guitars, and keyboards and front man Wayne Coyne on bass and backed by Nashville psychedelic rock band Linear Downfall. Musik, Die Shwer Zu Twerk, will transport the listener into a new kind of transcendental orbit than one might expect from The Lips alone. Purple vinyl vinyl version due August 26.

>Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate)
- You Will Eventually Be Forgotten CD/LP (Top Shelf)
"The Michigan husband and wife duo Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) were key figures in the Midwest emo scene long before anybody was talking about an emo revival. They’ve kicked out an enormous number of records over the past half-decade, and they’re about to add to that number with a new LP called
You Will Eventually Be Forgotten. ‘If It’s Bad News, It Can Wait’ is a small-scale epic that sounds like a pleasing midpoint between the Get Up Kids and early Built To Spill. It’s a story-song about going on a beach vacation with friends during spring break and tuning out ominous phone calls from back home. Narrative tension and wistful feelings abound." – Stereogum
>Euge Groove
– Got 2 Be Groovin CD (Shanachie)
Got 2 Be Groovin delivers Euge Groove’s trademark funk/jazz grooves on a wide ranging set including potential radio hits as well as featuring a couple of vocal tracks by American Idol finalist Elliot Yamin and Gospel singer Chanel Haynes of Trin I Tee 5:7.
>The Fat White Family
– Champagne Holocaust CD/LP (Trash Mouth)
"Fat White Family sound just like they look—diseased, drug addled, utterly corrupt. The fact that they live above a London pub that stages exhibitions of rectal hand insertions, all while serving Sunday lunch to families, is an almost too-perfect addendum to their bio." – Pitchfork

>Orenda Fink
– Blue Dream CD/LP+MP3 (Saddle Creek)
Third solo album from Azure Ray member Orenda Fink takes musical inspiration from Smog, Violetta Parra, and Kate Bush.
Blue Dream was produced in Omaha by Todd Fink (The Faint, Digital Leather) and Ben Brodin (Conor Oberst), with help from drummer Bill Rieflin (Ministry, Swans, R.E.M., King Crimson).
>Ruthie Foster
– Promise Of A Brand New Day CD (Blue Corn Music)
For
Promise Of A Brand New Day, Ruthie Foster put Meshell Ndegeocello in charge as her producer and then got out of the way, letting the lauded singer and bassist call the shots regarding players, takes, and mixing. Foster says by the time she stepped into the Los Angeles studio they used, all she had to do was sing. Ndegeocello played bass, and enlisted her regular guitarist Chris Bruce (Sheryl Crow) and keyboardist Jebin Bruni (Aimee Mann), plus drummer Ivan Edwards and backing vocalist Nayanna Holley.
>Ace Frehley
– Space Invader CD (E1)
New album from the from the Kiss guitarist. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe digipak version features alternate art and adds two bonus songs and a poster. Vinyl version due October 28.

>Bebel Gilberto
– Tudo CD (Sony Masterworks)
Gilberto’s first studio album in five years,
Tudo is a shimmering, sweet summery collection that includes original songs along with songs by her father, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Neil Young and John Michel-Jarré as well as soulful duet with Seu Jorge. The gorgeous melodies are shaped by touches of electronica and Bebel’s intimate vocals hint at a fantastical Rio de Janeiro.
>Joel Gion
– Apple Bonkers CD/LP (The Reverberation Appreciation Society)
Solo debut from the multi-instrumentalist who spent many years as The Brian Jonestown Massacre's "Tambourine Man." Features contributions from BJM members past and present, plus Pete Holmstrom (The Dandy Warhols), Ryan Van Kriedt (The Asteroid #4, Dead Skeletons) and Jason "Plucky" Anchondo (The Warlocks, Spindrift).

>Christian Gregory
– Count On you CD/LP (Movement)
Christian Gregory is a multi-instrumentalist singer songwriter with a captivating and memorable voice.

>Paul Hardcastle
– Moovin & Groovin CD (Trippin & Rhythm)
Moovin & Groovin is a collection of disco infused pieces that recall an era where music was all about getting your 'move on' with Barry White, Donna Summer and Saturday Night Fever casting their respective spells on the masses. Vinyl version due September 16.
>Justin Hayward
– Spirits Live CD (Eagle)
In autumn 2013 Justin Hayward, the legendary lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for The Moody Blues embarked on a tour of the American East Coast following the release of his album
Spirits Of The Western Sky. It would mark only the second time in his long and illustrious career that he would tour as a solo artist. The shows combined tracks from the Spirits album alongside a mix of classic and rarely heard Moody Blues songs and Justin's worldwide hit "Forever Autumn." Also available on stand-alone DVD and Blu-ray.
>Imogen Heap
– Sparks CD/2xCD/2xLP (RCA)
The fourth album from the Grammy and Ivor Novello award winning recording artist. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe version adds a disc of instrumental versions of all 14 of the album's tracks.

>He Is Legend
– Heavy Fruit CD (Tragic Hero)
Impulsive is a word that comes to mind when thinking about Wilmington, NC band He Is Legend. Their sound is best described as rock and roll although; it can be difficult to predict what direction their next album might take. Pulling influences from bands like Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins, they crafted an aggressive and faster sound with those defining elements.

>Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas
– Secret Evil CD/LP (Instant)
Secret Evil sees the Detroit-based band serving up a brilliantly polyglot sonic stew equal parts rockabilly and surf pop, cabaret jazz and funky reggae, Latin psych and Gypsy punk all cooked up on the hot Motor City pavement and seasoned by that distinctly Detroit combination of blasted R&B, showband theatrics, and limitless rock & soul energy.
>Hobbes Fanclub
– Up At Lagrange CD/LP (Shelflife)
Up At Lagrange packs a feedback punch in the face, hitting you with the perfect amount of distortion, feedback and melody. There is a bit of an early ‘90s attitude throughout the album, full of restrained production values and classic song structures. Hobbes Fanclub show off their knack for writing catchy boy/girl vocal melodies up against hazy overdriven guitars and driving rhythms.
>Kyle Hollingsworth
– Speed Of Life CD (Sci Fidelity)
"What strikes me most about Kyle Hollingsworth is undoubtedly his versatility. On his third solo studio album,
Speed Of Life, the String Cheese Incident keyboardist spans a wide range of themes and genres, making the project a great listen for music lovers of all ages and tastes. According to Hollingsworth, ‘With this new album, I was trying to explore some traditional funk elements as well as pop sensibilities,’ and he definitely succeeded." – Grateful Music
>Iron Butterfly
– Live In Copenhagen 1971 CD (Cleopatra)
The third in a series of vintage live albums from the space rock powerhouse band features renditions of the classic rock anthems "Easy Rider" and "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" and was the final performance of the group’s epic tour with then up-and-coming prog act Yes, who join the Butterfly onstage for a live farewell jam session.

>Sarah Jaffe
– Don’t Disconnect CD/LP (Kirtland)
In the six years since her debut EP
Even Born Again was self-released in 2008, Jaffe’s endearingly stark narratives have gone from homespun folk-pop songs in the lineage of Lucinda Williams to decidedly cathartic blues/pop ballads that rest at the intersection of indie, folk, and electronic – without losing any of the thoughtfulness or intimacy.
>JJ
– V CD/LP (Secretly Canadian)
"For those trying to keep track of the Swedish duo JJ — previously known by the lowercase iteration jj —
V is not its fifth album. (It's the third.) Then again, 2009's break-out jj n° 2 wasn't the group's second album, but rather its debut; N°3 followed. There's always been an internal logic underpinning what Joakim Benon and Elin Kastlander do as JJ. On V, JJ strikes the most curious balance yet between such polar opposites, drawing from cringe-worthy soft pop, indie-rock, and cutting-edge R&B and hip-hop." – NPR
>Joy
– Under The Spell Of Joy CD/LP+MP3 (Tee Pee)
The sound of Joy has been described as "a spaced-out sonic groove-ride" and "outer reach freak out," but that hyperbole alone doesn't do justice to the group's measured mode of attack. Joy puts a premium on establishing structure and dynamics, its kaleidoscopic flurry and full-throttle riffage is anchored by both subtle detail and surprising textural depth. (Initial clear red vinyl pressing is limited.)

>Kid Vishis
– Timing Is Everything CD (Gracie)
One of the hottest names out of Detroit in the past few years, fast rising rapper Kid Vishis releases his debut album
Timing Is Everything. The younger brother of Slaughterhouse veteran Royce da 5'9'' has appeared on all three of his brother's Bar Exam mixtapes in addition to the albums Street Hop and Success Is Certain as well as toured with Slaughterhouse, D12, Eminem, Talib Kweli and more.
>Kimbra
– Golden Echo CD/2xLP (WB)
The ultimate modern pop record,
The Golden Echo is ambitious, sophisticated, and complex, just like its creator. Kimbra wrote the songs in her bedroom studio on a farm in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, where she was surrounded by sheep and lambs owned by her landlady. The album was produced by Rich Costey and features several special guest artists,
including Muse's Matt Bellamy, rapper Flying Lotus and singer John Legend.

>King 180
– Memoirs Of A Murderer CD (Roadrunner)
Memoirs Of A Murderer is a memoir of the life of frontman David Gunn set to the backdrop of Flint, MI. Cut to a crackling old tape recorder, Gunn's narrative eclipses three distinct movements, traveling from a very real place down a rabbit hole into the abstract. The three movements align with Freud's psychoanalytic theory of personality, in which the three elements of personality - known as the id, the ego and the superego - work together to create complex human behaviors.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Float Along - Fill Your Lungs/Oddments 2xCD/2xLP (Flightless)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard crank up the fuzzbox and set the Memory Man delay on infinity, assembling a cosmic force field that draws their sonic creations of the recent past into one unified, throbbing whole.

>The Last Internationale
– We Will Reign CD/LP (Epic)
Founded by New York City natives Delila Paz and Edgey Pires, The Last Internationale quickly forged a reputation for poetic, socially conscious songs and explosive live performances. Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), noted, "The Last Internationale are one of my favorites in the next wave of rebel rockers. They’re raw and real and mix East Village rock sensibilities with Battleship Potemkin firepower."

>Literature
– Chorus CD/LP (Slumberland)
Chorus is an album that is as immediate as it is timeless, full of effortlessly catchy and well-crafted tunes that echo pop legends like Smiths and Orange Juice.
>Catherine MacLellan
– The Raven’s Sun CD (IDLA)
New album from the Canadian roots singer/songwriter.

>Miami Dolphins
– Becky CD/LP (For Practically Everyone)
Miami Dophins is a Minneapolis art/punk noise rock with female vocals. Think Melt-Banana, PRE, Ponytail, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 and you'll be on the right track.

>Middlemarch
– Wolf Hall CD (Time Released Sound)
A beautiful mélange of melodic and atmospheric, pastorally infused and electronically treated and overlaid piano ambience, inspired in part by the novel
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. This dreamy moody soundtrack to the lives of those that lived, breathed and conspired in Tudor England.
>Monolyth & Cobalt
– Polarlicht CD (Time Released Sound)
As the title implies, this is a minimal and shifting aural mass of arctic airs – light, bright, northern climes brought to the windswept and musically adventurous among us. A crystalline and twinkling, guitar infused gem of electronica brilliance awaits you here.

>Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer
– The Flower Of Muscle Shoals CD (Trade Root Music)
While offering up the comforting sounds of country and western's roots,
The Flower Of Muscle Shoals plays more like a new classic than a dusty Nashville relic; glimmers of influence from the days of Hank Williams all the way to Dwight Yoakam pepper the album's twelve tracks. The album lilts and swings through graceful arrangements of guitars, pedal steel, fiddle, bass and percussion, with a rich texture and genuine approach that is sure to rouse any fan of country and old-time music.
>Neal Morse
– Songs From November CD (Metal Blade)
New album from the prog-rock multi-instrumentalist (Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic, Flying Colors, Yellow Matter Custard).

>Music Go Music
– Impressions CD/LP+MP3 (Saddle Creek)
While remaining unambiguously pop,
Impressions sees Music Go Music’s aural sheen and careworn elegance joined to deeper grooves and oblique sonic turns. Never before, though, has an unhinged recounting of love won and lost been so blatantly entertaining. It's an assured, kinetic journey through light and dark, calm and chaos, with nothing less than pop transcendence waiting on the other side.
>Israel Nash
– Rain Plans CD/LP (Loose Music)
Israel Nash is the recording and performing moniker of American singer/songwriter/guitarist Israel Nash Gripka. His new album
Rain Plans was inspired by Israel's new home outside Austin, deep in Texas hill country. The young songwriter has fully embraced the meandering hills and endless skies of his Texas home, where you can find yourself so isolated that it is not uncommon for your path to be crossed by a tumbleweed or to hear the percussive warning of an agitated rattlesnake.
>Nektar
– Remember The Future [Reissue/1973] 2xCD (Cleopatra)
Double-disc reissue of the classic 1973 prog rock masterpiece by the unsung heroes of spacey conceptual art rock. The bonus disc features a full-length concert performed and recorded in 1974.

>The New Order
– The New Order [Reissue] CD (Cleopatra)
Not to be confused with the synth pop band of the (sorta) same name, this is the mythical mid- ‘70s proto-punk rock project featuring Stooges alumni Ron Asheton and Jimmy Recca with MC5 drummer Dennis Thompson. This reissue of the group’s debut album. Vinyl version due September 16.

>Phil Ochs
– Live Again! CD (Raven)
Recorded live on May 26
th, 1973 at the Stables in East Lansing Michigan, this set features over 70 minutes of favorites from this American Troubadour's vast catalog from a time period when he did little recording.
>Anita O’Day
– Sweet Swinger Of Songs: Selected Sides 1941-1962 4xCD (JSP)
In a career – and life – of dramatic ups and downs, Anita O’Day stayed true to her calling: jazz singer. With a superb voice and an exacting approach to her craft, she was sought out by the best – like Gene Krupa, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Oscar Peterson, Stan Kenton and Cal Tjader.

>Pauline Oliveros
– The Wanderer [Reissue/1984] CD (Important)
Utterly essential document of early American minimalism from this pioneering composer.
The Wanderer is the sister record to Accordion & Voice (1982). This is the first time the album has been made available on CD in over 20 years. Included as a bonus track is a lengthy live recording of Oliveros with David Tudor that was discovered on the reels during the digital transfer.
>Pauline Oliveros
– Reverberations: Tape & Electronic Music 1961-1970 [Reissue/2012] 12xCD (Important)
Repress of the dense twelve-CD retrospective of Oliveros' early and unreleased electronic work, including her very first piece for tape made in 1961. The majority of these pieces have never before been released.

>Pallbearer
– Foundations Of Burden CD (Profound Lore)
"Doom outfit Pallbearer's ascension as one of metal's crossover acts started with 2012's
Sorrow And Extinction, and with the release of their brilliant second album, it's easy to imagine them gaining even more popularity. Foundations finds a band firing on all cylinders and surpassing what already seemed like a watermark for the genre" [BNM 8.6] – Pitchfork. Vinyl version due August 26.
>The Posies
– Failure [Reissue/1988] CD/LP+MP3 (Omnivore Recordings)
The Posies' 1988 debut with eight bonus tracks -- including one available for the first time. (Also available on limited green vinyl featuring a download of all bonus tracks.)

>Pregnancy Scares
– Mind Control 7" (Deranged)
When they're not busy with their other projects (the Steve Adamyk Band, Crusades, The Ottawa Explosion Festival, Bruised Tongue Records, etc.), these four Canadian dudes make harsh, noisy hardcore under the name Pregnancy Scares.

>Punch
– They Don’t Have To Believe CD/LP (Deathwish, Inc.)
Recorded by Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden Studios (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor, etc.)
They Don’t Have To Believe is a monster of an album. Fifteen songs that blur the lines of hardcore and grind. All of them personal, political, and uniquely unapologetic.
>Chase Rice
– Ignite The Night CD (Dack Janiels)
Within a few short years of moving to Nashville, country music artist Chase Rice has already built a loyal fan base across the country through his energetic live shows and gained the attention of industry professionals with his edgy, eclectic sound.

>Roadkill Ghost Choir
– In Tongues CD (M-Theory)
Emerging fully-formed from the desolate heart of central Florida, Roadkill Ghost Choir make unsettling, powerful American rock -- Tom Petty by way of Radiohead and Cormac McCarthy. Set against Kiffy Meyer’s ghostly steel pedal, singer/songwriter Andrew Shepard triumphantly conjures an allegorical American landscape of drifters, specters and violent saints.

>Smokey Robinson
– Smokey & Friends CD (Verve)
The legendary Motown icon releases a duets album, featuring collaborations with Elton John, Steven Tyler, John Legend, CeeLo Green, Mary J. Blige, James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, Ledisi, and others.

>Carolyn Rose
– I Will Not Be Afraid CD/LP (Little Hill/Thirty Tigers)
Sometimes epic failures produce epic results. With the release of her new album
I Will Not Be Afraid, keen-eyed young singer/songwriter Caroline Rose has broken her long string of short-circuits with a live-wire national debut that draws on her roots in rockabilly, vintage country and blues to capture her unique and personal vision.
>Roy Dee
– Roy Dee’s Hick Hop Truck Thump CD (Thump)
It's 2014 and (love it or hate it) hick-hop has arrived.

>William Shatner
– Live CD (Cleopatra)
William Shatner boldly takes you for a ride around the cosmos of the mind on this classic 1977 recording of his one man show - available on CD for the first time. Performed before a delighted audience at Hofstra University in New York, this exhilarating performance finds Shatner dramatically reciting poetry, pondering deep philosophical issues, and engaging his devoted fans with humor, pathos, and bravado.

>The Sid Vicious Experience
– Jack Boots And Dirty Looks CD (Cleopatra)
Sid’s last show in England before heading to America and his untimely demise features an all-star line-up with Rat Scabies (The Damned) on drums, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, Rich Kids) on bass, and Steve New (Rich Kids) on guitar.

>Slaine
– The King Of Everything Else CD (Suburban Noize)
Slaine is a storyteller. For years, the rogue Bostonian has exhaled eloquent and gritty tales through hip-hop, wrestling demons as an acclaimed solo rapper, and among fellow nihilists in La Coka Nostra. Guests on his new album include Ill Bill, Vinnie Paz, Tech N9ne, Madchild of Swollen Members and more.

>Sleeping Bag
– Deep Sleep CD/LP (Joyful Noise)
Sleeping Bag’s third album takes the band into heavier, more epic territory. The sunny jangling guitars and fun whistle choruses are gone, obliterated in a full on fuzz-guitar assault.

>Sleeping Giant
– Finished People CD (Century Media)
New album from the Salt Lake Christian hardcore/metal outfit.

>Souls Of Mischief
– There Is Only Now 2xCD (Linear Labs)
The sixth album from legendary hip-hop group Souls Of Mischief is a unique cinematic '90s crime tale of love, loss, and revenge. A conceptual collaboration with producer Adrian Younge and the first release on his freshly launched Linear Labs Records label,
There Is Only Now gets its inspiration from a near fatal incident involving group members A-Plus, Opio, Tajai, and Phesto early in their careers. Set in 1994, the album serves as a bookend to two decades of music since the release of their seminal debut album, '93 Til Infinity. ''There Is Only Now'' sees the souls of Mischief crew members trading bars with a cast of hip-hop and soul luminaire.
>Larry Sparks
– Lonesome And Then Some… CD (Rebel)
Starting out as lead vocalist and guitar player for Ralph Stanley's first group after the death of his brother Carter Stanley in 1966, Larry Sparks continues to be one of the most respected figures in bluegrass music with a career that now spans over 50 years. On this new recording he is joined by Alison Krauss, Bobby Osborne, Jesse McReynolds, Curly Seckler, Judy Marshall, and Dr. Ralph Stanley himself.

>Statik Selektah
– What Goes Around CD (Duck Down)
Statik Selektah’s new album features Snoop Dogg, Black Though of the Roots, Action Bronson, and Joey Bada$$.

>The Suite Unraveling
– The Suite Unraveling CD (Tzadik)
Brooklyn based Lily Maase is a guitarist and composer of powerful originality. Influenced equally by Ornette Coleman, Morbid Angel and electronic music, she has created a modern jazz-rock fusion that captures the funky edge of Blood Ulmer with minimalism, indie rock and a touch of psychedelics. Powerful riffs, spontaneous conducting techniques, searing solos and a unique lyricism from this exciting New York based trio.

>Brian Tarquin & Heavy Friends
– Guitars For Wounded Warriors CD (Cleopatra)
From veteran multi-Emmy Award winning producer/composer Brian Tarquin comes this very special project featuring an incredible cast of musical virtuosos playing their hearts out for America s fallen soldiers. Includes astounding performances by Steve Morse, Bumblefoot (Guns N’ Roses), Chris Poland (Megadeth), Gary Hoey, Billy Sheehan, Rob Beach, and more.

>Paul Thorn
– Too Blessed To Be Stressed CD (Perpetual Obscurity)
Too Blessed To Be Stressed stakes out new territory for the popular roots-rock songwriter and performer. ''In the past, I've told stories that were mostly inspired by my own life,'' the former prizefighter and literal son of a preacher man offers. ''This time, I've written ten songs that express more universal truths, and I've done it with a purpose: to make people feel good.'' Vinyl version due September 30.
>Tracii Guns’ League Of Gentlemen
– The Second Record CD (Shrapnel)
Tracii Guns, co-founder of LA Guns and the original Guns N' Roses and his group, Tracii Guns' League of Gentleman, are back with their sophomore release.
The Second Record reveals more of their strong psychedelic rock influences and features inspired covers of tunes originally
recorded by acts like The Sonics, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Big Star, The Frost and others.

>Randy Travis
– Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am CD (WB)
The second volume of classic country songs covered by Travis.

>Trioscapes
– Digital Dream Sequence CD (Metal Blade)
Sophomore album from the progressive/fusion trio.

>Twin Atlantic
– Great Divide CD (Red Bull Records)
"There’s something charming about a band unafraid to aim high, and few bands sound as brazenly ambitious as Glasgow’s Twin Atlantic. On their second album they seek to distil their beloved rock & roll down to its constituent parts." -- NME

>Midge Ure
– Fragile CD/LP (Hypertension)
Fragile is the first collection of new, original music from Grammy and Brit award winning musician Midge Ure in over a decade. An album of beautifully crafted, atmospheric music which swings from "Become" and "Dark, Dark Night," where he collaborated with fellow musician Moby and shows more than a passing a nod to his electronic roots, all the way to the heady, cinematic soundscape of "Fragile" or "Star Crossed," which could almost be termed contemporary prog rock.
>Various Artists
- Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited CD (SME Masterworks)
50 years after it was recorded, a collective of top Americana artists came together to re-imagine and update Cash’s tribute to the Native American,
Bitter Tears. Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited was produced by Joe Henry and features American music giants Kris Kirstofferson, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Bill Miller, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and Norman Blake (the guitarist and only surviving member from the original recording sessions) as well as up-and-comers The Milk Carton Kids and Rhiannon Giddens.
>Wiz Khalifa
– Blacc Hollywood CD (Atlantic)
Khalifa’s third album features collaborations with Ty Dolla Sign, Project Pat, Juicy J, Currensy, Ghost Loft, Chevy Woods, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Schoolboy Q, Nas, and Snoop Dogg.

>O.V. Wright
– Into Something (Can’t Shake Loose) [Reissue/1977] CD/LP (Fat Possum)
"For his comeback album, the producer made sure Wright was supported by nothing but the best, from the Memphis Horns and Strings via the rhythm section of Grimes and all three Hodgeses to the background vocals of Rhodes-Chalmers-Rhodes. Even James Brown turned up for piano duties, but let's assume he's just a namesake. Obviously not as strong as the Hi albums Mitchell made with Al Green or Ann Peebles, it's still an example of genuine Southern soul." – AllMusic

>Zebrina
– Hamidbar Medaber CD (Tzadik)
A Canadian jazz pianist, Jonathan Feldman, is the brainchild behind Zebrina, which is a jazz-centered group with jam band qualities and Klezmer roots. Instead of pulsating brass and horns, Zebrina utilizes some keyboard effects and percussion to astound listeners. The instrumental tunes are edgy, fluid, and diverse. The flowing clarinet, swishy percussion, and avant-garde folk-rock stylings represent a slight new age nod that is very satisfying. There is a bit of down-tempo, funk, roots, and smooth jazz going around here.

>Zigtebra
– The Brave CD (For Practically Everyone)
Zigtebra began as a papier-mâché-rich performance art project and has blossomed into a blissful pop duo that methodically excises from their songs anything that's not a hook.
The Brave is their second album. RIYL: Bishop Allen, Lavender Diamond, Carpenters.
>John Zorn
– The Testament Of Solomon CD (Tzadik)
For their fourth release, Zorn’s most intimate and spiritual 21st century ensemble returns with a melodic and open book of music reminiscent of the Masada music. Drawing inspiration from the Biblical
Song Of Solomon and originally intended as a companion piece to Zorn’s vocal masterpiece Shir Hashirim, the music is regal, sensual and romantic—a magical blend of classical, jazz and folk music.

DVD + Blu-ray:
>Justin Hayward
– Spirits Live DVD/Blu-ray (Eagle)
In autumn 2013 Justin Hayward, the legendary lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for The Moody Blues embarked on a tour of the American East Coast following the release of his album
Spirits Of The Western Sky. It would mark only the second time in his long and illustrious career that he would tour as a solo artist. The shows combined tracks from the Spirits album alongside a mix of classic and rarely heard Moody Blues songs and Justin's worldwide hit "Forever Autumn." The final night of the tour at Atlanta s landmark Buckhead Theatre was filmed for this release. 158 minutes.

Vinyl:
>999
– The Biggest Prize In Sport [Reissue/1979] LP (Drastic Plastic)
999 was among the first wave of punk bands to emerge in 1977 from England's summer of hate. Fast, hard-edged pop for fans of The Buzzcocks, The Clash, The Damned and The Undertones. Available on either HQ-200gm black or 150-gm opaque green vinyl.

>Ryan Adams
– 1984 7" (Pax Americana)
"1984" is the next installment in the Ryan Adams Pax Am 7" vinyl series. The single is a change of speeds from his upcoming self-titled album (due September 9), and does indeed have 10 songs on it (they’re short), all of them are exclusive to this release.

>Anberlin
– Lowborn LP (Tooth & Nail)
Recently released on CD -- now available on vinyl. Anberlin’s seventh and final album.

>Arndales
– Dog Hobbies LP (In The Red)
Arndales consist of four men whose ages range from 42 to 51. Notable bands/artists with which they have been/are involved: Country Teasers, Thrilled Skinny, Badgewearer, Gag, Montana Pete, Pregnant Neck, Collapsed Lung, Zuno Men and Jad Fair. This is frantic, frenetic, edgy, disturbing, scratchy low-end menacing new wave.

>Atlas Moth
– The Old Believer 2xLP (Brutal Panda)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Chicago’s The Atlas Moth have always been hard to categorize. Drawing from myriad influences and styles, their sound is one of the most unique and unusual in today’s American underground—progressive psychedelic metal both crushingly heavy and sublimely beautiful.

>Daniel Bachman
– Grey-Black-Green [2011] LP (Feeding Tube)
First vinylization of the 2011 CD-R release, with which Daniel Bachman shucked the performing name he'd been using (Sacred Harp) and laid his naked ass on the line. Bachman already sounds like a wizened player here (an image that was solidified when his mug was plastered on the box for Tompkins Square's
Obscure Giants Of Acoustic Guitar trading cards), but he was actually still a babe of the Fredericksburg woods at the time this came out. Regardless, his technique is massive, and his approach to the material—based on a color-wheel tuning system developed by the late Robbie Basho—is intense. Recorded onto a boom-box, with a hi-fi quotient of nil, the material here reminds one of what Bill Orcutt might sound like if he decided to play in longer format time-chunks.
>Big Star
- #1 Record [Reissue/1972] LP (4 Men With Beards)
>Big Star – Radio City [Reissue/1974] LP (4 Men With Beards)
The first and second albums from the quintessential American power pop band are now available on HQ-180gm vinyl.

>Peter Buck
– Opium Drivel 7" (Mississippi)
Two rockers and two stripped down demos on this new collection from R.E.M.'s Peter Buck.

>John Cale
– Academy In Peril [Reissue/1972] LP (4 Men With Beards)
Academy In Peril is an exploration of Cale’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. HQ-180gm in die-cut custom gatefold jacket.
>Canned Heat
– Vintage LP (Cleopatra)
Legendary 1966 recordings by blues rock kings Canned Heat produced by music legend Johnny Otis. Limited edition color vinyl sleeved in silver foil jacket.

>Eric Clapton
– Time Pieces: The Best Of Clapton [Reissue/1982] LP (Polydor)
Vinyl reissue of the greatest hits album by British musician Eric Clapton. The songs on the album were all released as singles, with only one song — "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" — having never been released on an RSO album. A large number of songs on the release were either from
461 Ocean Boulevard or Slowhand, while none of the songs were released on No Reason To Cry or Another Ticket.
>Com Truise
– In Decay 2xLP (Ghostly International)
In Decay provides a fascinating alternative roadmap for the idiosyncratic journeys of New Jersey producer Seth Haley -- aka Com Truise -- through the history of electronic music. A compilation of unreleased, early recordings, In Decay encompasses 13 tracks that have previously been either only available as demos online or are entirely unheard tracks dating from before Haley's official releases -- his debut Cyanide Sisters EP, its follow-up full-length Galactic Melt, and last year's Fairlight EP.
>Connections
– Into Sixes LP+MP3 (Anyway)
Third album from the Columbus indie rock band featuring members of 84 Nash, Times New Viking, and El Jesus De Magico -- at times wickedly sloppy but always held together by a string of melody, and harkening to some of the best indie and punk from both shores.

>The Copyrights
– No Knocks 7" (Fat Wreck Chords)
Known for their catchy upbeat melodies, smudged with a dose of that Midwestern punk aesthetic, The Copyrights have carved out an enviable spot in the pop punk world.

>Cozy
– Button By Button LP (HoZac)
A danceable masterpiece of unadulterated teen pop perfection that's a must for fans of The Raspberries, Slade, The Sweet, etc.

>Cream
– Best Of Cream [Reissue/1969] LP (Polydor)
Vinyl reissue of the compilation album of material recorded from 1966 to 1968, originally released shortly after their disbanding.

>Crime
– Murder My Guitar 1976-1980 LP+MP3 (Superior Viaduct)
San Francisco’s first and only rock & roll band, Crime loomed over the entire Mabuhay Gardens scene with their blistering 1976 single "Hot Wire My Heart." The group’s loose, damaged rock & roll was as immediate as it was controversial.

>Jason Crumer
– Disqualifier LP (Blossoming Noise)
Dense brass, concrete sounds and mutated noise reveal a pointed narrative and unmatched compositional stroke in Jason Crumer’s sixth full-length studio recording. Equal parts harsh and ambient.

>Death In June
– The Guilty Have No Pride [Reissue/1983] LP (Drastic Plastic)
The gothic/folk band's debut LP
The Guilty Have No Pride was originally released in 1983 during the renaissance of dark, gothic and industrial music. It echoes sounds of Joy Division and Bauhaus and like them is pop music of the first order, but it also has a richer center layered with textures and themes that give it a shadowy depth that one must mine several times in order to fully appreciate its complexity and breadth of vision.
>Die Antwoord
– Donker Mag 2xLP (Zef Recordz)
Donker Mag is the third album from the South African rap/rave duo. Die Antwoord's musical and visual style incorporates elements of zef culture, described as modern and trashy, appropriating out-of-date, discarded cultural elements.
>The Dirty Nil
– Cinnamon b/w Guided By Vices 7" (Fat Wreck Chords)
Two songs layering feral garage rock with uneasy pop hooks, all assembled and reassembled to make your mind melt into fractured pieces. (Limited quantities pressed on 150gm white vinyl.)

>Tashi Dorji
– Tashi Dorji LP (Hermit Hut)
Tashi Dorji grew up in Bhutan, on the eastern side of the Himalayas. Access to any music created outside the country is limited, as are most cultural options, given the geologically isolation of the country. How Dorji went from a life so remote to developing his innovative and revelatory guitar style is mind-boggling.After a handful of cassettes on various labels, Dorji presents his first proper album on Hermit Hut, the label created by Ben Chasny (Six Organs Of Admittance) and inspired by spreading word of Dorji’s talents.

>The Dwarves
– Trailer Trash 7" (Recess)
Limited single released in advance of their new album
The Dwarves Invented Rock And Roll (due August 26).
>Eels
– Beautiful Freak [Reissue/1996] LP (Geffen)
Beautiful Freak is the debut studio album by American alternative rock band Eels. It was largely the solo work of musician Mark Oliver Everett, and is his first album using the full band name Eels in an attempt to get the records in the same general location in the stores as his previous works under the name "E." HQ-180gm.
>Sean Flinn & The Royal We
– The Lost Weekend LP+MP3 (Glad I Did Recordings)
The Lost Weekend draws from musical influences ranging from The Zombies to Bruce Springsteen, creating a rock & roll vibe with an ever-present lyrical narrative. Sean Flinn & The Royal We ranked in Paste Magazine’s Ten Oregon Bands You Should Listen To Now, where Luke Larson calls Flinn "a tried-and-true singer/songwriter" who "has picked up his own eclectic style of crafting pop songs along the way…that were as creatively recorded as they were solidly written."
>Brigitte Fontaine
- Brigitte Fontaine [Reissue/1972] LP (Superior Viaduct)
Never one to settle on a single musical style, Brigitte Fontaine followed up her debut,
Est...Folle, and her astonishing collaboration with The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Comme … la Radio, with the most eclectic release of her lengthy career, 1972's Brigitte Fontaine.
>Four Years Strong
– Go Down In History 12" (Pure Noise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New EP from the Warped Tour veterans. Fast, catchy, and just plain fun.

>Games
– Little Elise 7" (HoZac)
Atlanta-cum-Brooklyn's finest power pop band returns with a knockout second single after the waves of adulation from their debut LP laid waste to the hordes of second-class pop anthems littering the countryside.

>Ernie Graham
– Ernie Graham [Reissue/1971] LP (4 Men With Beards)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue of the self-titled debut album by former Eire Apparent member Ernie Graham that was originally released in 1971. Backed by Nick Lowe and Brinsley Scharz, this is an underground roots rock classic that sounds like it could have been a last album by The Band in their prime.

>Gruppo d'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza
- Gruppo d'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza [Reissue/1973] LP (Superior Viaduct)
Considered the first collective of experimental composers, Gruppo d’Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza formed in 1964 in Rome to chase the expressive potential of live improvisation to its furthest reaches. Led by Franco Evangelisti, Gruppo also included Ennio Morricone before he found fame composing soundtracks. Gruppo recorded this eponymous album in 1973. Whether the passages are jarring or soothing, clamorous or silken, the ensemble retains astounding organic coherence. An ultra-rare entry in Gruppo’s formidable discography, Gruppo d’Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza is finally reissued for the first time ever.

>Mats Gustafsson/Albert Oehlen
– Jukebox Series 001 7" (Trost)
New series: one-time collaborations and projects -- the paper-sleeve stays the same, the labels are changing, and there's artwork by Lasse Marhaug.

>Hand Of Dust
– Walk In White 7" (Avant)
Though this Copenhagen trio belongs to the Posh Isolation brood, their personal variation of dark rock has roots in folk, with a lot of focus on songwriting and lyrics. Originally formed in order to play the acoustic songs of singer Bo Høyer Hansen in an electric setting, they own the sweet spot shared by electric neo-folk, Dead Moon-ishness, and a notable Gun Club vibe.

>Heldon
- Allez-Téia [Reissue/1975] LP (Superior Viaduct)
Allez-Téia, the second album by French guitarist Richard Pinhas under the Heldon moniker, was originally released in 1975 on the artist’s own Disjuncta imprint. Far from the band’s prog-tinged trio lineup, the album features a menagerie of guitars, Mellotron and analog synthesizers.
>Julia Holter
– Tragedy [Reissue/2011] LP (Domino)
Originally released in two runs of five hundred copies only on Los Angeles label Leaving Records in November 2011,
Tragedy proved to be that year's most captivating, adventurous and inspired debut album and announced the arrival of a major new talent. Comprised of voice, synths, drum machines, piano, cello, saxophone, samples, vocoders, ensemble musicians and a chorus, Tragedy is a transcendental amalgamation of avant-garde and pop conventions and of organic and electronic compositional forms -- an entire universe of a record blessed with its own beautifully peculiar logic.
>Julia Holter
– Hellow Stranger b/w Don’t Make Me Over 7" (Domino)
"Hello Stranger," originally sung by Barbara Lewis in 1963, appeared on Julia Holter's 2013 studio album
Loud City Song and is backed with her cover of Dionne Warwick's "Don't Make Me Over," originally released in 1962.
>Honeyblood
– Honeyblood LP (FatCat)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Honeyblood are Shona McVicar on drums and Stina Tweeddale on vocals/guitar. Despite their fledgling status and minimal 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.

>Insurgence DC
– True To Life b/w Man In Black 7" (Crooked Beat)
Insurgence DC (formerly Insurgence) is a punk band that was formed in 1987 in Raleigh, NC. They went on official hiatus in 2000 and did not return to playing shows in 2013. These new songs are Insurgence DC first recordings in 14 years and the first with the original lineup from their their highly touted album
Ripe For The Trade Off from 1995.
>Peter Jefferies
– Electricity [Reissue/1994] LP (Superior Viaduct)
With guest appearances from heavyweights in the New Zealand music scene (Straitjacket Fits’ Shayne Carter, Plagal Grind’s Robbie Muir and the Dead C’s Bruce Russell),
Electricity has garnered a cult following among fans, yet the songs possess a singular quality—every note, utterance and flourish reflect back to Jefferies alone. The simple arrangements, in particular on ballads such as "By Small Degrees," convey fiercely intimate moments as well as Jefferies’ tremendous range and playfulness as a writer.
>Jimmy Eat World
– Static Prevails [Reissue/1996] 2xLP (Shop Radio Cast)
>Jimmy Eat World – Clarity [Reissue/1999] 2xLP (Shop Radio Cast)
>Jimmy Eat World – Futures [Reissue/2004] 2xLP (Shop Radio Cast)
Audiophile color vinyl represses (each featuring bonus tracks) now available.

>Daniel Johnston
– Fun [1994] LP (Org Music)
Daniel Johnston’s
Fun was originally released in 1994 on Atlantic Records, while the singer/songwriter was housed in a mental institution. First time on vinyl.
>Kiss
– Rock And Roll Over [Reissue/1976] LP (UMe)
>Kiss – Music From The Elder [Reissue/1981] LP (UMe)
The latest in Kiss’s 40th Anniversary vinyl reissue campaign, remastered from high definition 192kHz/24-bit audio and pressed on HQ-180gm vinyl for maximum fidelity.

>The Laze
- The Phantom Of The Opera (1925 Motion Picture Soundtrack) LP/Cassette (One Way Static)
Brand new modern re-score composed and performed by UK septet The Laze. The Laze has developed quite a reputation across the UK for their spine-tingling live performances and expansive soundscapes. Influenced by a history of horror soundtracks, from Bernard Hermann and Angelo Badalamenti to Goblin and John Carpenter, they implemented elements of progressive rock, classical, jazz, heavy metal and electronica in their score.

>John Lennon
– Shaved Fish [Reissue/1975] LP (Capitol)
Exact reproduction of original LP artwork to retain authenticity, but now on HQ-180gm heavyweight vinyl.

>Liquid Diamonds
– Aw Maw 7" (HoZac)
As time passes, the legitimacy of Sonny Vincent’s repertoire just grows stronger and more impressive with each new unearthed segment of his seminal years. An even rawer three-piece than his first band, Fury, Liquid Diamonds laid the sickening foundation for what nastiness lay ahead in the primitive Testors. Never before released on any format, these tracks will quickly slip into place alongside pre-punk icons of the era. Another 7" slice of NYC proto punk heaven.

>Angus MacLise
– New York Electronic, 1965 LP (Sub Rosa)
Sub Rosa presents another release as a part of their early electronic series. Drone-based experiments from Angus MacLise (notably with Tony Conrad extremely present on the album, and John Cale), and purely electronic compositions—a path (almost) nobody knew MacLise had explored. These archives provided a new perspective on the artist's whole body of work and considerably expanded his artistic palette. These recordings, produced between the mid-'60s and the late-'70s, consist of tribal trance workouts, spoken-word, poetry, drones and electronics, as well as many collaborations with his wife Hetty.

>Owen Maercks
– Teenage Sex Therapist LP (Feeding Tube)
Owen Maercks’
Teenage Sex Therapist is one of the forgotten twisted pop masterpieces of the 20th century. Owen had been in Monster Island with Henry Kaiser, who proposed he do a solo album of his songs. The album is ripe with jaw-drop moves. Flashes of Eno, Beefheart, Lou Reed, the Bonzos, and various of Owen's other obsessions, fight each other for air-time. And everyone goes away a winner. If this one doesn't make your teeth wiggle, you need a new jaw.
>John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers
– A Sense Of Place [Reissue/1990] LP (Island)
Exact reproduction of original LP artwork to retain authenticity, but now HQ-180gm heavyweight vinyl.

>MC5
– Back In The USA [Reissue/1970] LP (4 Men With Beards)
Vinyl reissue of the second album by the Detroit group (but the first to be recorded in the studio). Originally released in 1970,
Back In The USA takes a step back from the raw in your face sound of their classic Kick Out The Jams.
>Mike Rep And The Quotas
– Mama Was A Schizo 7" (HoZac)
One of just a handful of the legendary home-recorded icons of Midwestern proto punk, Rep & Co. burst onto the scene with their monster debut 7" for the incredible "Rocket To Nowhere" on Moxie Records in 1978, yet this important piece of the puzzle was recorded back even a few years before punk's "first historical figures" had released their maiden touchstones, in the year of infinite possibilities, 1975.

>Miss Destiny
– House Of Wax 7" (HoZac)
Stemming from the mind of Harriet Hudson (Circle Pit, Southern Comfort), this single features some of the most druggy, wiry, and most importantly, witchy guitar solos stitching up a gravelly pair of unsettling mid-tempo punk numbers like a freshly slaughtered corpse.

>Mobius Strip
– Palabras Poridas 7" (Crooked Beat)
Mobius Strip is a post-punk trio from Washington, DC, formed in late 2008. The city's influence is obvious in their aggressive sound, their socially-oriented lyrical content, and their preference for shows that benefit local nonprofit organizations or progressive causes. LP due sometime next year.

>Moon Duo
– Live In Ravenna LP (Sacred Bones)
"
Ravenna was memorable for a number of reasons, the most prominent being the really very intense heat, and the setting - Hanabi has an outdoor stage on the beach, the Adriatic Sea only meters away," the band's Sanae Yamada explains. "The show that night, and the recording of it, sort of encapsulates everything that was happening at the time - the heat wave, the journey, and the shift in the energy and composition of the band."
>Van Morrison
– Complete Bang Sessions 2xLP (Cleopatra)
A very special, strictly limited velvet jacket edition of the complete 1967 recordings made by Van Morrison that launched his solo career into the stratosphere. Features all of the tracks from his solo debut including the monster hit "Brown Eyed Girl" all digitally remastered for this special HQ-180gm pressing on splatter red and black vinyl with full-color insert.

>My Panda Shall Fly
– Tropical LP (Soundway)
New album from Sri-Lanka-born electronic musician Suren Seneviratne aka My Panda Shall Fly. A kaleidoscope of rainbow textures and rhythms disperse into the exotic soundscape of
Tropical. Elements of real folk instruments, noise-making objects and electronics feature here generously on this six-track concept album, blending together a sonic palette influenced by music and people from all over the globe.
>Noveller And Thisquietarmy
– Reveries LP (Shelter Press)
Reveries is the first collaborative effort of Noveller and Thisquietarmy, two critically-acclaimed lonesome composers welcoming us on an expanded guitar-based journey. Noveller is the solo project of Brooklyn-based composer Sarah Lipstate, while Thisquietarmy is Eric Quach, unstoppable globe-trotting musician from Montreal. Both use the guitar as their main instrument, creating some of the most impressive, hypnotic, and richly textured electric guitar works from the past years. White vinyl.
>Octa#grape
– Emotional Oil LP (Sounds Familyre)
One-sided LP with B-side etching. "Don't get me wrong. I love fuzzed out guitars, lo-fi drum tracks, and retro vocals as much as the next guy - and San Diego has got its share of great garage acts - but as more bands cloak themselves in distortion and deliberately under-produced recordings, each becomes less distinguishable from the next, and all too often they end up sounding regurgitated. Then there's Octa#grape. Dancing around the common trappings of garage rock revivalists, the
Emotional Oil EP sets Octa#grape apart." – San Diego Reader
>The Offspring
– Smash [Reissue/1994] 2xLP (Epitaph)
20th Anniversary reissue, remastered and repressed on HQ-180gm vinyl in a deluxe die-cut box with a 24-page booklet with never-before-seen images from the
Smash era, and the story of the making of the album.
>Ned Oldham
– Further Gone 7" (No Quarter)
Two new songs and just the second solo release from Ned Oldham whose been recording music for more than two decades now: first with Palace, then as The Anomoanon, later as Old Calf.

>Opera Multi Steel
– Opera Multi Steel [Reissue/1984] 12" (Dark Entries)
Opera Multi Steel was born during the winter of 1983 in Bourges, a city in the center of France. Originally a trio comprised of Franck Lopez (vocals, keyboards, guitars), his brother Patrick L. Robin (vocals, percussion) and Catherine M. Marie (keyboards, vocals), the band began to record demos utilizing an Elex keyboard, Casio VLTone, Roland TR-606 drum machine, guitars and pedals. Layering organ-like keyboards over drum machine snares and a woodwind recorder, they created a unique style of Medieval or Baroque synth pop, and released their self-titled debut EP on their own label Orcadia Machina in 1984.

>Owl John
– Owl John LP (Atlantic)
Owl John is the solo musical project of Frightened Rabbit vocalist and guitarist Scott Hutchison, formed in 2014.

>P.F. Commando
– Manipulerade Mongon [Reissue/1979] LP (Ugly Pop)
P.F. Commando – Rough Sound [Reissue/1980] 7" (Ugly Pop
Self-released in 1979 by one of Sweden's most notorious bands, this monster debut was the country's first punk LP, packing in 15 tracks of pure three-chord bash at its most primal and aggressive. Vocals are alternately barked and snarled, guitars slash and buzz, the rhythm section thrashes along maniacally -- no pop, no art, just punk in the vein of Dead Boys, Viletones, Germs and early Black Flag. Originally released in 1980 as
Nu Ska Vi Ha, the "Rough Sound" single is a high point of early Euro punk rock.
>Phase Fatale
– Skyscraper 12" (Avant)
The debut EP of the techno project by Dream Affair’s Hayden Payne moves between noise-ridden soundscapes and minimal industrial techno rhythms (influenced by EBM classics such as Front 242 and Klinik) and modern contemporaries like Silent Servant and Ancient Methods. Disparate sounds magically convert into driving and danceable noise.

>Pilgrims/Ghostt Bllonde
– Home & Home Vol. 2 7" (Negative Fun)
Pilgrims is ramshackle guitar rock in the Westerberg tradition, and fall somewhere in between the power pop of Sweet Talk and ‘70s southern rock of The Golden Boys. Ghostt Bllonde provide four minutes of ‘50s nostalgia, layered with contemporary fuzz and washed in ‘90s shoegaze.

>Polica
– Raw Exit 10" (Mom + Pop Music)
Four new songs Polica recorded for the expanded deluxe edition of 2013’s
Shulamith. Includes their cover of the Lesley Gore classic "You Don’t Own Me."
>Cassie Ramone
– The Time Has Come LP (Loglady)
The debut album from Cassie Ramone (Vivian Girls, Babies) features Ariel Pink on bass for several tracks and has a somewhat contemporary take on what a modern day Karen Dalton record may sound like. First pressing on color vinyl.

>Red Krayola
– The Parable Of Arable Land [Reissue/1967] 2xLP (Snapper)
The Parable Of Arable Land was originally released in 1967 and recorded for Independent Artists Records, on which leader Mayo Thompson leads the band amongst the freak outs in a selection of enduring songs such as the much copied "Hurricane Fighter Plane" and "War Sucks." This deluxe gatefold double-LP edition features both the mono and stereo versions, lovingly remastered from the original tapes by Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3).
>Sewer Election
– Nara LP (Jartecknet)
A delicate and puzzling experience, where chilling oscillating drones and field recordings intricately mix.

>Skrillex
– Recess LP (Atlantic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Recess is actually Skrillex’s full-length debut, and features collaborations from Chance The Rapper, Diplo, Niki & The Dove, Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos, and K-Pop stars G-Dragon and CL.
>So What
– What You Do To Me 7" (Grazer)
San Francisco's mutton-chopped rockers harken back to the days of catchy, assembly-line pop, when bubblegum bands like The Equals and 1910 Fruitgum Company rightfully topped the charts. Nonetheless, So What temper the saccharine qualities of those groups with a punk and glitter-influenced sneer, incorporating lots of tom heavy beats, snotty vocals, and distorted guitars.

>Spiritualized
– F**ked Up Inside [Reissue/1993] LP (Plain)
Spiritualized – Let It Come Down [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (Plain)
F**ked Up Inside is the first live album ever issued by Spiritualized, it was originally released as a limited edition of 1,000 mail order only LP in 1993. Let It Come Down is the fourth album by Spiritualized, originally released in 2001. Jason Pierce spent four years writing, performing, recording and finally releasing the follow up to his 1997 breakthrough album Ladies And Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space. Let It Come Down features a full orchestra, gospel choir, and many back up musicians to fulfill Pierce’s ambitions.
>Stereo MC’s
– Connected [Reissue/1993] LP (Def Jam)
Exact reproduction of original LP artwork to retain authenticity, but now on HQ-180gm heavyweight vinyl.

>Straight Arrows
– Rising LP (HoZac)
Garage punk nuggets that will get you up out of your dronesome slumber and force some serious rug cutting antics. Reverb-laden, fuzzed out punk garage honed to scrappy perfection.

>Damo Suzuki
- Seven Potatoes: Live in Nanaimo 2xLP (NoiseAgonyMayhem)
Live set from Krautrock pioneer (Can), recorded in June 2013 in Namaimo, British Colombia. His band that evening consisted of members of Wolf Parade, Moths & Locusts, Colliding Canyons, and Clumsy Lovers. Heavy space-rock jams matched by Suzuki's low, guttural vocal stylings.

>This Wild Life
– Clouded LP (Epitaph)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Clouded is the debut full-length by This Wild Life and was recorded with Aaron Marsh of Copeland. The album maintains the core attributes of their sound – Jordan’s vulnerable, expressive lyrics, DelGrosso’s nimble fingerpicking – while pushing themselves towards more ambitious sounds. "We tried out a string section, pianos, different kinds of guitars, we didn’t want to limit ourselves," Jordan notes.
>Trash Talk
– No Peace LP (Trash Talk Collectiv)
No Peace is a promise and a threat. It’s the name of 32 minutes of recorded concussions that delivered by Trash Talk on Odd Future Records. It is hardcore punk, it is hardcore hip-hop, it’s a way of telling you to shut the f**k up if you’re trying to pigeonhole it. No Peace is music for the sake of aggression. Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
>Johnny Winter
– Live Bootleg Series Vol. 11 CD (Friday Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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."


Cassettes:
>The Laze
- The Phantom Of The Opera (1925 Motion Picture Soundtrack) (One Way Static)
Brand new modern re-score composed and performed by UK septet The Laze. The Laze has developed quite a reputation across the UK for their spine-tingling live performances and expansive soundscapes. Influenced by a history of horror soundtracks, from Bernard Hermann and Angelo Badalamenti to Goblin and John Carpenter, they implemented elements of progressive rock, classical, jazz, heavy metal and electronica in their score.
released 12 AUGUST 2014
>Adebisi Shank - This Is The Third Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank CD/LP (Sargent House)
Adebisi Shank is a three-piece instrumental rock band from Wexford and Dublin, Ireland. The self-styled "robot rock" act fuses frenetic hardcore-influenced math rock with the epic scope of post-rock, the freewheeling intensity of heavy metal, and the dancefloor-shredding sensibilities of electronic dance music.

>Adore
– Infamy Of The Black Legions CD (Adore)
Debut from the New Orleans black metal multi-instrumentalist Shantell Daggs aka Adore. At times haunting and unsettling,
Infamy Of The Black Legions is one of the most whispered about black metal titles in a long time.
>Kris Allen
– Horizons CD (Dogbear)
Third full-length album from the singer/songwriter and former
American Idol winner. Horizons sharpens Allen's songcraft and brings a more boldly open-hearted spirit to his soulful brand of pop/rock than ever before. Kris' first independently released album finds him reaching a new level of sophistication in his melody-minded songwriting while fully tapping into his natural grace as a singer and guitarist.
>Ben Bennett/Jack Wright
– Tangle CD (Public Eyesore)
Featuring Bennett on drums and percussion, and Wright on alto and soprano saxophone, the duo weaves pure spontaneous improvisation in which the players allow for anything to happen.

>Billy Thermal
– Billy Thermal CD (Omnivore)
Unreleased 1980 album from ace songwriter with five #1 singles. Before Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Whitney Houston, The Bangles, Pretenders, and Heart had mega-hits with his songs, Billy Steinberg was the leader of California’s Billy Thermal.
Billy Thermal contains the original versions of songs later made famous by superstars like Linda Ronstadt—who took "How Do I Make You" to the Top 10 in 1980, Pat Benatar—who named her third album after Steinberg’s "Precious Time" and Rick Nelson—who cut "Don’t Look At Me" on his last album of new material, Playing To Win.
>Philip Catherine/Martin Wind
– Midnight Melodies CD (Act)
Both are aesthetes that love melodic jazz with swing roots. Without any haste or superficial virtuosity, but instead with complete mutual trust they find the ideal tone, the right timbre for each note, lining up sound and space perfectly. A meeting of generations marked by harmony and respect.

>Cyrus Chestnut
– Midnight Melodies CD (Smoke Sessions)
This nearly perfect set of piano jazz, captured at NY's Smoke Jazz & Supper Club, is Cyrus Chestnut's first live recording. He is joined by bassist Curtis Lundy and drummer Victor Lewis, and together they take listeners on a musical odyssey that includes music by Billy Strayhorn, John Coltrane, and John Hicks.

>Comet Gain
– Paperback Ghosts CD/LP (Fortuna POP!)
Recorded at Soup Studios with producer Simon Trought at the helm, and inspired by the psycho-geography of walks in North London woods and in the forgotten grey hinterland of the city’s back streets, Comet Gain's seventh album
Paperback Ghosts comes soaked in autumn melancholy. Tender-hearted but not miserable, defiant but not angry, it maintains the delicate balance that has always been Comet Gain’s strength.
>Dama/Libra
– Claw CD (Northern Spy)
Dama/Libra is a new collaboration between two revered veterans of the national indie and avant rock scenes, Joel RL Phelps (formerly of underground rock legends, Silkworm, and currently working with his own band, The Downer Trio) and G. Stuart Dahlquist (formerly of doom metal progenitors, Burning Witch/Sunn O))), and currently of Asva).

>Gareth Dickson
– Invisible String CD (Sleeping Man)
New album from the Scottish singer/songwriter.
Invisible String is a collection of live recordings made by Gareth Dickson on his solo odyssey around Europe in 2012. From the banks of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, to a rooftop in Paris overlooking the Sacre Couer, by way of a slightly less glamorous stairwell in Caen, this relentless travelling and performing allowed Gareth to hone his art to its summit, and resulted in a bewitching batch of live performances.
>Dilated Peoples
– Directors Of Photography CD/LP (Rhymesayers)
Evidence, Rakaa (Iriscience) and DJ Babu's new collection demonstrates how Dilated Peoples has been able to remain loyal to its signature sound, style and sentiment while adding new and dramatic artistic wrinkles to its already-extensive musical repertoire. With their new album, Dilated Peoples shows it only improved during its hiatus, returning to a genre quick to dismiss veterans.

>Peter Escott
– Long O CD/LP (Bedroom Suck)
Tasmanian resident Escott made a shift from shy retirer to flamboyant frontman of The Native Cats, who have thrilled crowds from Gonerfest to the Sydney Opera House. And here is his new solo album.

>Orrin Evans
– Liberation Blues CD (Smoke Sessions)
Debut live recording of a new quintet, featuring drummer Bill Stewart and the first collaboration of
Sean Jones and JD Allen. Includes music dedicated to the memory of bassist Dwayne Burno,
including the
Liberation Blues Suite featuring Dwayne’s compositions.
>FaltyDL
– In The Wild CD/LP (Ninja Tune)
"If FaltyDL’s new album were a hashtag, it would be #sorrynotsorry, or possibly #nofilter. It’s a crude way of thinking about it, but that fits:
In The Wild, like so much of Drew Lustman’s output, is cut through with a wry smile in track titles like 'Some Jazz Sh!t’ and its bubbling, gurgling palette of sound. Here more than ever before, Lustman has let go of the need to control or refine his playful urges in the production process to come up with tracks that are frothy and full of life, taking unpredictable, impulsive twists …" -- Dazed
>Farmers By Nature
– Love & Ghosts 2xCD (AUM Fidelity)
Farmers By Nature is the phenomenal trio of drummer Gerald Cleaver, bassist William Parker, and pianist Craig Taborn, each an internationally renowned master musician-improviser-composer-bandleader. They are without question one of the finest improvising units in the world today.

>Freddy Fender
- Para Siempre En Mi Corazon CD (Varese/Fuel 2000)
Freddy Fender (June 4, 1937 - October 14, 2006) was a Mexican-American Tejano, country and rock & roll musician, known for his work as a solo artist and in the groups Los Super Seven and the Texas Tornados. He is best known for his 1975 hits ''Before The Next Teardrop Falls'' and the subsequent remake of his own ''Wasted Days And Wasted Nights''.

>The Fifth Estate
– Take The Fifth CD (Varese/Fuel 2000)
New album from the underrated '60s pop/psych band best known for their novelty hit "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead."
Take The Fifth is a recompilation from Time Tunnel (2011) plus two new tunes, and was executive-produced and mixed by Kinks/Who producer and music industry legend Shel Talmy.
>FKA Twigs
– LP1 CD (XL) FKA Twigs is a London-based producer, singer, songwriter, video director, classically trained ballerina, and choreographer. Vinyl version due August 25.
>Bunji Garland
– Differentology CD (RCA)
New album from the Trinidadian soca star. Produced by Trinidad's Keron ''Sheriff'' Thompson,
Differentology was originally released in November 2012 on Sheriff Music in anticipation of the plethora of parties, concerts and musical competitions held during Trinidad's annual pre-Lenten Carnival season. Vinyl version due August 25.
>Martin Garrix
– Gold Skies CDEP (Republic)
Martin Garrix is an 18-year-old Dutch DJ whose song, "Animals," has been one of the biggest EDM tracks of 2014.

>The Gaslight Anthem
– Get Hurt CD/LP (Mercury)
The fifth album from the New Jersey-based rockers. New Jersey rockers.
Get Hurt sees The Gaslight Anthem pushing their raw stripped back rock & roll into new territory, drawing on a fresh palette of influences ranging from folk, punk, and Americana. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three bonus tracks.
>Gothard
– Bang! CD (The End)
The Swiss rock band toured the globe for over 20 years throughout Europe, North and South America and Asia on the back of over ten studio and live albums. Gotthard have collected multiple gold and platinum awards on the way, selling almost three million records and appearing at the biggest, most important festivals on the map of rock.

>Tom Harrell
– Trip CD (Highnote)
Few people would fit the "jazz hero" mold less than Tom Harrell, whose modesty and lack of pretense is in direct inverse proportion to his talent. And yet, Harrell is revered, not for playing fast, high or loudly, but for his supremacy at fashioning astonishingly beautiful aural shapes with a tone of immense gentleness and depth.

>Heartists
– Feeding Fiction CD (Roadrunner)
Equal parts anthemic grandeur, brawny metalcore-infused heaviness, and chorus-driven radio rock nirvana.

>Eldridge Holmes
- Now That I've Lost You: Allen Toussaint Sessions CD (Varese/Fuel 2000)
18 remastered tracks from the legendary Sea-Saint Studio recordings produced by Allen Toussaint. Includes extensive liner notes by R&B expert Bill Dahl. New Orleans soul singer Eldridge Holmes began collaborating with producer Allen Toussaint in 1962, making his debut on Toussaint and Joe Banashak's Alon label with the single "Poor Me."

>Hyperbubble
– Attack Of The Titans (Original Soundtrack Music By Hyperbubble) CD (Pure Pop For Now People)
Avant-garde may be too light of a description here. A lot of strangeness is to be expected, as this is the fifth effort by the Texas-based innovative futuristic electro-pop duo Hyperbubble. If you put the B-52 s, Kraftwerk, and maybe The Postal Service in a blender, you get the idea of the throbbing intensity happening here.

>Indigo Mist
- That The Days Go By And Never Come Again CD/LP (Rarenoise)
Trumpeter-composer Cuong Vu has established himself as a distinctive voice on the new music/improvising scene for his adventurous work over the past 20 years with the likes of guitarist Bill Frisell, Pat Metheny and Laurie Anderson as well as his body of works as leader. Electro-acoustic composer and pianist Richard Karpen has earned accolades for his work in the classical field as well as for being a cutting edge sonic experimenter of the highest order. Joined by their faculty colleagues at the University Of Washington, innovative bassist Luke Berman and Vu's longstanding bandmate, drummer Ted Poor, these two kindred spirits push the envelope in a myriad of provocative ways on
That The Days Go By And Never Come Again, an extended suite that pays tribute to the indelible composing team of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn in a most uncompromising fashion.
>Interstatic
– Arise CD/LP (Rarenoise)
This potent Norway-based trio of expatriate Brit organist Roy Powell, Norwegian guitarist Jacob Young and Norwegian drummer Jarle Vespestad has upped the ante on intensity and audaciousness while arriving at a nexus where rock organically meets jazz. Now the powerhouse unit has reached a new level with
Arise.
>Etta James
- It Takes Love To Keep A Woman: The Allen Toussaint Sessions [Reissue/1979] CD (Varese/Fuel 2000)
Throughout her career, James created a remarkably deep and diverse catalog of R&B, blues, soul, pop and jazz recordings. James crossed all musical genres and styles and has been cited as a major influence by a wide range of singers from Janis Joplin to Irma Thomas to Christina Aguilera and Adele.
It Takes Love To Keep A Woman was produced in 1979 by Allen Toussaint at his famous Sea-Saint Studios.
>Caleb Johnson
– Testify CD (Interscope)
Debut album from the winner of Season 13 of
American Idol. Rocker Caleb Johnson took the nation by storm with his magnetic personality and powerhouse vocals. The 22-year-old from Asheville, NC's self-titled debut album features his infectious hit "As Long As You Love Me," written by Justin Hawkins and produced by Howard Benson.
>Darius Jones/Matthew Shipp
– Cosmic Lieder: The Darkseid Sessions CD (AUM Fidelity)
The intergenerational partnership of alto saxophonist Darius Jones and pianist Matthew Shipp seamlessly meshes the talents of two of the most restlessly inventive and deeply gifted instrumentalist-composer-improviser-leaders working today.

>Toh Kay & Sycamore Smith
– You By Me: Volume 2 CD/LP (Pimento Music)
Toh Kay (Tomas Kalnoky of Streetlight Manifesto) and Sycamore Smith cover three of each other’s songs for the second volume of their
You By Me series.
>Rory Kelly
– Kings Never Sleep CD (Rusty Knuckles)
Blame it on the heady highs in the air that permeates the Black Mountains of North Carolina, but the state has produced an artist that is bringing new dimension to the tour de force that is America’s beloved Southern rock.

>Franz Kirmann
– Meridians CD (Denovali)
Best known as half of post-classical/electronica duo Piano Interrupted, London-based French producer Franz Kirmann goes back to his electronic roots with
Meridians, his second album. Strongly influenced by movies (he cites filmmakers Wong Kar Wai, Michelangelo Antonioni, Sergio Leone, and David Lynch among his musical influences), Kirmann has a weakness for walls of sounds and fragile melodies, which to him are the sonic equivalent of slow-motion sequences, travelling shots or landscapes in cinemascope. Vinyl version due September 2.
>Lucero
– Live From Atlanta 2xCD/4xLP (Liberty)
32-track live album from Memphis rockers, recorded at Atlanta's Terminal West at the end of November 2013.

>Shawn Mendes
– The Shawn Mendes EP CD (Island)
In less than one year since he first began using the digital platform Vine to record himself singing covers, Shawn Mendes has become one of today's most buzzed-about young artists.

>Sinead O’Connor
– I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss CD (Nettwerk)
Indicative of where Sinead is in life,
I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss is passionate and direct, yet with an overarching fragility; her voice is a weapon, as powerful as it is tender. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe features hardbound book packaging and three bonus tracks. Vinyl version due August 25.
>Opposition Rising
– Aftermathmatics LP & Get Off Your Ass CD (Profane Existence)
Opposition Rising is a relatively new Boston-based DIY hardcore punk band that has quickly made a name for itself in the underground music scene. A brutally tight and energetic live performance along with catchy song writing and constant touring has made the band a lot of fans from the different sub genres of underground music.

>The Paramedic
– Diary Of My Demons CD (Bullet Tooth)
New album from the Dayton, OH metal quintet.

>Party Cannon
– Partied In Half CD (Gore House Productions)
Party Cannon features members of Iniquitous Savagery and Laceration. By mixing their sense of humor with their love of brutal tunes,
Partied In Half was born. Originally, this three-track EP was released as a CD-R via Autopsy Records(UK), Gore House Productions is proud to bring forth this killer release with bonus material.
>Period
– 2 CD (Public Eyesore)
Without conforming to any one genre's rules, Period creates a sound that exists in between the worlds of metal, free form jazz, electronics and glacial rock music.

>The Pharmacy
– Spells CD/LP (Old Flame)
Maturity can be a hard thing for any band to achieve, let alone one known for originally known for fuzzy power punk. Yet, despite the youth of its members, The Pharmacy has become quite the seasoned musical force over the last few years.

>Prawn
– Kingfisher CD (Topshelf)
New album from the New Jersey emo band. Vinyl version due September 2.

>Quasiviri
– Super Human CD (Wallace)
Intense, contemporary prog rock from Italy.

>Reverend
– World Won’t Miss You [Reissue/1990] CD (Divebomb)
Reverend – Play God [Reissue/1991] CD (Divebomb)
Despite traditional heavy metal falling out of favor, Reverend never compromised their musical vision to try and fit in like many of their counterparts awkwardly did. Their albums found Reverend mining from their classic metal roots and infusing the material with a modern thrash bite. It was a perfect marriage of both the song craft of early '80s metal with the muscular guitar tones of the day.

>Eric Roberson
– The Box CD (Blue Erro Soul)
The eighth album from the "King Of Independent Soul/R&B" features a mix of R&B, neo soul, hip-hop and many other genres that Roberson seamlessly adds to his unique musical mixture.

>Porter Robinson
– Worlds CD/LP (Astralwerks)
Imagine the sonics and songcraft of M83, Passion Pit and Skrillex all in one package.

>David Rosenboom
– Zones Of Influence CD (Pogus Productions) Zones Of Influence documents for the first time the complete version of a major composition for percussion and computer/electronics that introduced new virtuoso performance techniques along with significant developments in real-time algorithmic composition and advanced interactive linking of percussion instruments with software.
>Brian Setzer
– Rockabilly Riot! All Original CD (Surfdog)
Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-award-winner Brian Setzer's
Rockabilly Riot: All Original is a straight-ahead rockabilly album from start to finish. Vinyl version due August 19.
>Sheer Terror
– Standing Up For Falling Down CD/LP (Reaper)
New album from the reunited hardcore band. Heavy, hard, and honest.

>Slow Motion Rider
– Slow Motion Rider CD/LP (The Committee To Keep Music Evil)
Debut album from the Los Angeles trio. Slow Motion Rider formed in 2009. Despite a couple of lineup and scenery changes, the message is still simple: keep the music pure. The simple yet fiery combination of sound is reminiscent of the heavier early days of psych rock. Produced by Rob Campanella of The Brian Jonestown Massacre at the committee headquarters.

>Smoky Babe
– Way Back In The Country Blues CD (Arhoolie)
Today it is hard to find anyone who remembers Robert Brown, the powerful Mississippi-born guitar player known to a few blues fans as Smoky Babe. Born in Itta Bena, MS, Smoky was recorded by folklorist Harry Oster in Louisiana and Mississippi on some twenty occasions between February 1960 and August 1961. These recordings were previously unissued, hidden away on tapes in Oster’s widow s house. This record represents what we feel is the best of those long lost performances.

>Soja
– Amid The Noise & Haste CD/LP (ATO)
The fifth album from the DC-natives.
Amid The Noise & Haste was produced by multiple Grammy-winning Jamaican producer Supa Dups (Bruno Mars, Eminem, Rihanna, John Legend). Featured guests include Michael Franti, Damian Marley, J Boog and Collie Buddz. Also available on gold color vinyl.
>Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
– Cold Spell CD (Compass)
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen is the next big thing on the bluegrass circuit. Fronted by mandolinist, singer and songwriter Frank Solivan, the band has been nominated several years in a row for the International Bluegrass Music Association's Emerging Artist Of The Year award.
Cold Spell’s ten tracks show just how far the traditional bluegrass instrumentation of banjo, mandolin, guitar and acoustic bass can go in the right hands.
>Chris Staples
– American Soft CD/LP+MP3 (Barsuk)
Chris Staples is an American songwriter/musician well known as the principle songwriter and singer of angular rock band Twothirtyeight (1996-2002) and Discover America (2005-present). He has played in numerous NW bands including Telekinesis and J Tillman.

>Steel Prophet
– Omniscient CD/LP (Cruz Del Sur)
New album from the progressive power metal originators.

>Swine Overlord
- Parables Of Umbral Transcendence CD (Gore House Productions)
Since 2011, Swine Overlord has become a well know name in the underground scene. Not only did the bands' five-track EP land them a signing with GHP, but also landed the bands' first live performance at Sevared Records third annual Brutality Reigns Fest. This exposed the band further more. With over a year of anticipation, the wait is finally over and their debut album
Parables Of Umbral Transcendence is finally available.
>Tank
– Stronger CD (Atlantic)
Sixth solo album from the multiple Grammy-nominated R&B superstar.

>Twista
– Dark Horse CD (Get Money Gang)
New album from the pioneering platinum-selling rapper.

>Unisonic
– Light Of Dawn CD (Eagle)
New release from the metal supergroup featuring Michael Kiske (Helloween) on vocals, Kai Hansen (Helloween, Gamma Ray) on guitars, Mandy Meyer (Asia, Cobra, Gotthard, Krokus) on guitars, Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69) on bass guitar and Kosta Zafiriou (PC 69) on drums.

>Upon A Burning Body
– The World Is My Enemy Now CD (Sumerian)
Third full-length from Texas based metal band.

>Various Artists
– Deesu Records Story: New Orleans LA 2xCD (Varese/Fuel 2000)
Remastered 36 track collection, with 15 tracks previously unavailable on CD. This is the only authorized Deesu collection available. Includes liner notes by R&B historian Bill Dahl. Allen Toussaint's talents appeared infinite during the 1960s (and indeed, to this day). He wrote, arranged, produced, and played singular piano on many of the rhythm and blues hits that emanated from New Orleans, transforming the definition of his hometown's R&B with his vision.

>Mirel Wagner
- When The Celler Children See The Light Of Day CD/LP+7"+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Finland-raised singer-songwriter Mirel Wagner creates music that melds subversive lyricism touching on themes of love and death against a backdrop of spare and minimalist folk music.

>Watsky
– All You Can Do CD (Steel Wool Ent.)
All You Can Do is the hotly anticipated follow-up to the whip-smart hip-hop lyricist's breakthrough album Cardboard Castles. All You Can Do finds Watsky mining more introspective themes without shedding any of his trademark hook-laden wit. ''A pioneer blending Rivers Cuomo's earnest alienation, Eminem's furious flow and B.o.B's quirky hipster vibe, Watsky is like no MC to come before him.'' -- Boston Herald
>Wheat
– Medeiros [Reissue/1997] CD/2xLP (Shorebird)
Reissue of Wheat’s debut album. "The music of Massachusetts outfit Wheat is swathed in the very texture of the substance from which the band takes its name: dry and earthy, evoking suggestive images of a sun-bleached, soft-focused haze. Think of their sound as the aural equivalent of something shot through the American pastoral lens of Terrance Malick or David Gordon Green, and suddenly it becomes unfortunate, but hardly surprising, that they remain one of the more unheralded late '90s post-Pavement indie-rock bands." -- PopMatters


DVD + Blu-ray:
>Devo
– The Men Who Make The Music Plus Butch Devo & The Sundance Gig DVD (MVD)
The Men Who Make The Music combines concert footage from Devo’s 1978 tour with music videos and interstitials featuring a vague story about the band's rocky relationship with "big entertainment." As for the bonus program, Butch Devo & The Sundance Gig, Jerry Casale says, "In '96, we closed Sundance Film Festival. We wore '20s-style prison suits, and did a special show with really old, hardcore Devo songs from the early '70s, before we ever had a deal." 120 minutes.
>Van Morrison
– A Glorious Decade 2xDVD (Pride)
This double-disc set includes a two hour documentary film looking at the first decade of Morrison's career, from the years when he fronted R&B titans Them out of Belfast, through his early efforts at solo success and on across albums like
Astral Weeks, Moondance and Tupelo Honey which made him a household name, recognized worldwide as a creative musical genius. This program looks again at these records, and the man who made them, and in doing so provides the most enlightening, revealing and entertaining Van Morrison documentary yet to emerge. The second disc contains almost an hour of audio interviews with Van during which he talks about the development of his career, his biggest musical influences and his philosophy of life. 162 minutes.
>Elvis Presley
– Elvis: That’s The Way It Is DVD+Blu-ray (Warner Home Video)
An inside look at "The King," this documentary follows Elvis as he prepares for his big opening-night performance in Las Vegas and paints Elvis as the master showman. Includes: Both the remastered 2001 special edition (Blu-ray) and the original 1970 theatrical version of the film (DVD), as well as an all-new 40-page book featuring concert photos, backstage glimpses, etc. Also included are ten musical performances not included in the movie, featurettes, and more. 192 minutes.

>Various Artists
– Live At Wacken 2013 3xBlu-ray (UDR)
Recently released on DVD – now available on Blu-ray. 43 bands and 106 songs, featuring: 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, and many more. 190 minutes.


Vinyl:
>The 5,6,7,8’s
– Teenage Mojo Workout [Reissue/2002] LP (Sweet Nothing)
Reissue of the 2002 album from the Japanese all-girl alternative rock band whose primitive energy is matched by the humor of their tongue-in-cheekiness. This outing includes covers of Jonathan Richman ("Road Runner"), Tommy James & The Shondells ("Hanky Panky"), Booker T & The MG's ("Green Onions"), Bob & Earl ("Harlem Shuffle") and more.

>The Animals
– The Best Of The Animals [Reissue/1965] 2xLP (Abkco)
The Animals' greatest hits collection covering the 1964-1965 period is now available for the first time on HQ-180gm clear vinyl as part of ABKCO’s Clearly Classic Vinyl Series, showcasing the band’s tough-edged rock hits combined with their more devoted blues and R&B workouts.

>Antibalas
– Tattletale 7" (Daptone)
"Tattletale" is a sinister, funky flute-driven live staple, drawing from musical inspirations of Ethiopian funk and jazz masters Mulatu Astatqe, Wallias Band and Mahmoud Ahmed of the mid-1970s.

>Bastions
– Bedfellows Part II: The Forgotten Daughter LP (Holy Roar)
Exciting, visceral, diverse post-hardcore.

>Liam Betson
– Cover Of Hunter LP (Double Double Whammy)
Debut from the indie musician and former guitarist for Titus Andronicus. On
Cover Of Hunter, Liam is joined by Ian Drennan, Ian Dykstra, Julian Lynch, Kevin McMahon, Alex Steinberg, Patrick Stickles and Luka Usmiani. (Limited copies pressed on white vinyl.)
>Black Wine
– Yell Boss LP (Don Giovanni)
Black Wine is a punk rock trio from New Brunswick, NJ. They unleash a punk/rock/pop sound that’s perfectly suited for banging and stomping with wild abandon. Or contemplating a Swedish existentialist novel.

>The Blackbyrds
– City Life [Reissue/1975] LP (Fantasy)
Produced by legendary jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd,
City Life showcases The Blackbyrd’s’ unique jazz-funk crossover sound and includes the runaway hits "Happy Music" and "Rock Creek Park," which stand even today as pinnacles of the '70s jazz-funk movement.
>Blackie And The Rodeo Kings
– South LP (File Under Music)
Released earlier this year on CD – now available on vinyl.
South represents a fresh creative step for Blackie And The Rodeo Kings, while embodying the qualities of rootsy musical uplift and quirky lyrical depth that have long distinguished the ensembles varied output. The albums largely acoustic yet reliably punchy arrangements showcase the three songwriters multiple strengths, while their organically energetic performances maintain the vibrant chemistry that has kept Blackie a consistently vital and distinctive musical force.
>Blind Uncle Gaspard And Delma Lachney
- On The Waters Edge LP (Mississippi)
12 great songs recorded by two of Cajun music's finest and most unusual artists. Originally released on 78 RPM records in the late 20s, these fragile and dignified performances feature French vocals accompanied by guitar or fiddle (sometimes both). Impeccable ballads and breakdowns.

>Bologna Violenta
– Uno Bianca LP (Wallace)
An imaginary soundtrack to the worst crimes committed by the Banda della Uno Bianca, a gang formed by five policemen responsible for more than 20 murders, paying homage to the city of Bologna, telling stories through music one of the most violent stories ever.

>Johnny Cash
– The Legend Of Johnny Cash [2005] 2xLP (Mercury)
On vinyl for the first time,
The Legend Of Johnny Cash is the Man In Black's first career-spanning album, and contains material from his American Recordings era in addition to songs from his time at Sun ("Cry Cry Cry," "Hey Porter," "I Walk The Line," and "Folsum Prison Blues") and Columbia.
>Cocteau Twins
– Heaven Or Las Vegas [Reissue/1990] LP+MP3 (4AD)
Long out-of-print, Cocteau Twins’ sixth album is available once again – this time cut from the High Definition masters and pressed on HQ-180gm vinyl.

>Common
– Nobody’s Smiling 2xLP (Def Jam)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Tenth album from the two-time Grammy Award-winning Chicago rapper.

>Crippled Black Phoenix
– A Love For Shared Disasters [Reissue/2007] 2xLP (Invada)
Born from a blizzard of horned cats, Crippled Black Phoenix bring you a twisted cinematic experience, handcrafted by a mercenary crew of musical outsiders, giving depth and gravity to regal songs about love, loss, tragedy and redemption. Using a blend of modern and Victorian-era equipment, the band has produced a captivating, slow-burning sound that's both archaic and modern at the same time.

>Dear Mr. Time
– Grandfather [Reissue/1970] LP (Mayfair Music)
Official reissue of the band’s only album from 1970. A psychedelic/progressive journey through a man's life.

>DeZurik Sisters
- Sing And Yodel Their Greatest Hits LP (Mississippi)
Two absolutely amazing identical twin sisters with soaring voices that must be heard to be believed.
Sing And Yodel Their Greatest Hits is first ever LP of tracks from these two incredible entertainers. These ladies sing, yodel, and cackle some of the most impressively acrobatic vocal performances you'll ever hear in your life. Beautiful and novel country tunes to warm your heart and make you feel alright. A great, unsung chapter in the history of country music.
>Dragon Turtles
– Distances LP (Oscillating Color)
"Tom Asselin and Brian Lightbody may not live in the same city (or state, even), but that doesn't stop them from creating bone-chilling music together under the moniker Dragon Turtle. Splitting their time in New York and Pennsylvania, the duo produce lush, reverb-laden atmospheric tracks that mesmerize the listener upon first spin." – Pure Volume

>Jorge Elbrecht
– Coral Cross 7" (Mexican Summer)
Coral Cross is the first release of a new metal project helmed by Jorge Elbrecht (Lansing-Dreiden, Haunted Graffiti, Violens). Described by Elbrecht as "choral thrash," the music is simultaneously blurry and fast paced, blistering single-note guitar lines layered over with barely-audible cathedral harmonies.
>Employed To Serve
– Change Nothing Regret Everything LP (Holy Roar)
Miserablist post-hardcore from one of 2014's brightest talents -- a musical open letter to those who despise their current situation but do nothing to alter it.

>Enabler
– Flies 12" (Holy Roar)
An alloy of crust, punk, and hardcore, where relentlessly gloomy melodies and perpetually cynical, "fuck off" attitudes surge heavily.

>Ben Fields
– Extraordinary Light LP (Sire)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Ben Fields is bringing a style of introspective song writing pioneered by artists like Nick Drake and Van Morrison back into the mainstream.

>Freedom
– Freedom [Reissue/1970] LP (Sireena)
A reissue of a progressive blues/rock jewel, originally released in 1970. Color vinyl.

>Joe Glazer
– Garbage & Other Songs Of Our Time [Reissue] LP (Smithsonian Folkways)
Joe Glazer – Old Folks Ain’t All The Same [Reissue] LP (Smithsonian Folkways)
Joe Glazer – Union Train [Reissue] LP (Smithsonian Folkways)
For decades, Joe Glazer's musical efforts on behalf of union struggles earned him the nickname "Labor's Troubadour" inspiring workers in mills, factories and on railways. In 1970, he founded Collector Records, primarily to produce records supportive of the struggles of workingmen and women. On these three recordings, he sings topical songs from the 1960s and 1970s that are primarily of his own composition and are heavy on humor and satire. The subject matter ranges from civil rights to politics to defense of environmentalism. The Charlie Byrd Trio provides the accompaniment.

>G. Green
– Area Codes LP (Mt.St.Mtn)
These Sacramento party punks put bad sex, drugs, heartbreak, drunken frustration, and f**k-you ambivalence to tape.

>Gulp
– Season Sun LP (Everloving)
"An amalgam of 21st-century electronic squiggles and vintage airy psych-folk, as contemporary as video games and as old as the hills" – Spin. "Less off-kilter than some of Super Furry Animals
work, the new song is driving, moody, and a little psychedelic with Lindsey’s cool, hushed vocals
casually taking the lead." -- Brooklyn Vegan

>Frankie Knuckles
– Beyond The Mix [Reissue/1991] LP (Virgin)
Frankie Knuckles – Welcome To The Real World [Reissue/1995] LP (Virgin)
Knuckles played an important role in developing and popularizing house music in Chicago during the 1980s, when the genre was in its infancy. Due to his importance in the development of the genre, Knuckles was often known as "The Godfather of House Music."

>Hair
– Piece [Reissue/1970] 2xLP (Mayfair Music)
Official reissue of Denmark's premiere hard-psychedelic band's only album from 1970, expanded with bonus tracks.
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La Cerca – Sunrise For Everyone LP (Fort Lowell)
Daydream Nation-esque maelstroms of expressionist guitar, expressive lyrics abstracted and refracted, pulled together with unforgettable pop hooks.
>Mallevs
– Mallevs LP (Gilgongo)
Six tracks of dreary and beautiful female-fronted industrial/post-punk/synth music. Think early New Order by way of Pain Teens or Throbbing Gristle.

>Maths/Throats
– Split 2xLP (Holy Roar)
Maths write epic, furious Orchid-esque walls of melody and noise with tunefulness many of their contemporaries lack. Fast, loud, complex and honest. Throats are bred to play punk f**king rock laced with metal influences whilst still unfazed by genre confines.

>More Than Life
– What’s Left Of Me LP (Holy Roar)
Darkly melodic hardcore with alt rock/indie inflections and tones.

>The Muffs
– Whoop Dee Doo LP (Burger)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Whoop Dee Doo is the pop/punk band's first full-length of new material in a decade.
>µ-Ziq
– Rediffusion LP (Planet Mu)
"The DJ, producer, and Planet Mu chief has been pressing records under the name µ-Ziq since 1993. While listeners may know the pseudonym for high-speed breakbeats, impossible rhythms and jazzy, chaotic MIDI arrangements,
Rediffusion takes a turn towards relaxed, quirky hip-hop variations. Planet Mu describe the record as 'a thing of joy and hazy childhood memories.’" – Resident Advisor
>Pen Test
– Biology 7" (Moniker)
The exploitation of ecological systems to affect biological systems funded military-industrial-media-systems are abstracted into cascading, overlapping sequences, and fixed-note arpeggiators, expressing a sense of triumph in what appears to be mastery over the natural and its subjugation.

>Plasma Expander
– Cube LP (Wallace)
Repetitive, psychedelic, minimal atmospheres – a balance between structure and improvisation, noise and groove.

>Shocking Blue
– Attila [Reissue/1972] LP (Music On Vinyl)
In 1972, Shocking Blue released their sixth album
Attila, a solid pop album written entirely by Van Leeuwen, anchored by Mariska Veres' powerful vocals. This album is definitely worth picking up for a comprehensive view on Holland's biggest export product's early '70s output. HQ-180gm.
>Sleaford Mods
– Mr. Jolly F**ker 7" (Fourth Dimension)
Sleaford Mods strike out against modern mediocracy with a full-on punk attitude, smart hip-hop beats, and a fiery lyrical swagger rarely heard.

>Levi Smith’s Clefs
– Empty Monkey [Reissue/1970] 2xLP (Mayfair Music)
Official reissue of Australia's finest (soul) progressive LP from 1970, expanded with bonus tracks.

>Stacian/Gel Set
– Voorhees LP (Moniker)
Ethereal vocals and blissful pop with an aggressive electronic spirit, translating eternal, lucid longing into catchy synth riffs and repetitive oblivion.

>Stickers
– Swollen LP (End Of Time)
Hyper-sexual, dissonant post-wave with elegant darkness coupled with saxophone skronk and scintillating guitar lines, and vocals that are a force of nature, broadcasting straight from Seattle.

>Tusmørke
– Underjordisk Tusmørke LP (Termo)
Highly acclaimed and bestselling debut from Norwegian stoner/psych/prog band.

>Up River
– Undertow LP (Holy Roar)
Short stabs of melodic post-hardcore, wrought with emotion and memorable songs.

>Various Artists
– Studio One Dancehall - Sir Coxsone In The Dance: The Foundation Sound 3xLP+MP3 (Soul Jazz) Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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.
>Vial Of Sound
– God’s Oscillator LP (Gilgongo)
Hypnotic, gorgeously gleaming cosmic disco made using all analog '70s/’80s gear. It's music for Lamborghinis and rocket ships, tearing up the Saturnian riviera at twilight.

>Rick Wakeman
– Journey To The Centre Of The Earth [Reissue/1974] LP (Write Notes)
Rick Wakeman – Return To The Centre Of The Earth [Reissue/1999] LP (Write Notes)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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. 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.
released 05 AUGUST 2014
>The 69 Cats – Transylvanian Tapes CD (Cleopatra)
Debut album from the gothabilly supergroup featuring 69 Eyes vocalist Jyrki rockin’ out with head cat six-string slinger Danny B. Harvey, former Cramps bassist Scott Chopper Franklin, and Blondie drummer Clem Burke. Features a guest appearance by Wanda Jackson.

>Gerald Albright
– Slam Dunk CD (Heads Up)
New release from the jazz saxophonist. Albright continues his reign supreme as urban jazz' most compelling and consistent artist. Fans will enjoy his searing and soulful sax lines on this 12-track recording.

>Alestorm
– Sunset On The Golden Age CD/CD+DVD (Napalm)
Catchy songs with an abundance of parrots and eye patches showcase the piratical life on the seven seas. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a bonus DVD.

>Amp Live
– Headphone Concerto CD (Plug Research)
Through his knowledge of hip-hop, electronica, jazz and indie music, Amp Live weaves a sonic tapestry that ebbs and flows in movements. Each song has touches and flourishes from multiple genres and it will depend on the individual how each track is perceived. The cello may stand out more to those who have studied music, the drums may attract the hip-hop heads and dancefloor junkies might gravitate towards the electronic elements. Through a blending drum machines, live instruments, singers and rappers together, Amp Live created a concerto accessible to all.

>Arkells
– High Noon CD (Dine Alone)
Named after a street in their native Hamilton, Ontario, this Juno award-winning band creates an accessible style of pop rock

>Baths
– Ocean Death CDEP/12" (Anticon)
At just five songs and a shade over 20 minutes, the exquisite
Ocean Death is not over-thought. Songs were perfected, not embellished. "Ocean Death" reclines in the aquatic seabed, its lyrics at once simple, bleak and celestial. The 3:00 a.m. introspection and heartbeat pulse—reminiscent of Four Tet or Pantha Du Prince—are almost minimal techno, but suffused with maximalist emotion.
>Bear In Heaven
– Time Is Over One Day Old CD/LP (Dead Oceans)
Bear In Heaven's new album is aptly titled
Time Is Over One Day Old. It's a record with a visceral relationship to time and its processes. Where invulnerability and ambition can support you as you grow, at some point they become dead weight, and being true to yourself means casting them off, starting anew. This plays out as a powerful analogy for the band across the arc of its career. (Limited copies pressed on white vinyl.)
>Belphegor
– Conjuring The Dead CD (Nuclear Blast)
Tenth album from the Austrian death/black metal band -- an opus filled to the brim with dark and sinful anthems.

>Blues Pills
– Blues Pills CD (Nuclear Blast)
This young American-Swedish-French quartet creates a very unique, intense and extraordinary rock atmosphere that harkens to the classic rock era of Aretha Franklin, the original Fleetwood Mac lineup, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Cream.
Tommy Bolin & Zephr – Zephyr [Reissue/1969] CD (Cleopatra)
A special expanded reissue of the 1969 recorded debut of guitar legend Tommy Bolin performing with his first major act, the blues rock outfit Zephyr.

>Brimstone Coven
– Brimstone Coven CD (Metal Blade)
Brimstone Coven is a retro hard rock/doom band out Wheeling, WV. They brew a unique blend of dark occult rock.

>Cactus
– Live In The USA 2xCD (Cleopatra)
Drum legend Carmine Appice reunites with his fellow rock & roll superstars Tim Bogert and Jim McCarty for a very special Cactus reunion show at B.B. King’s in New York, June 2006.

>Ces Cru
– Codename: Ego Stripper CD (Strange Music)
New album from the Kansas City rap duo. Ubiquitous and Godemis once again set out to lyrically destroy the opposition with a vengeance. Features custom artwork created by renowned comic book artist, Rob Prior, Ces Cru's
Codename: Ego Stripper features Tech N9ne, Rittz, !Mayday! and others.
>Chrome
– Feel It Like A Scientist CD/LP (King Of Spades)
The San Francisco-based experimental rock band releases their first album in over 12 years.

>Cold World
– How The Gods Chill CD/LP (Deathwish, Inc.)
A thirteen song amalgamation of hip-hop character and hardcore heart. Guests include Queens rapper Meyhem Lauren, George Hirsch of Blacklisted, legendary Kool G. Rap, and Max B.

>Columns
– Please Explode CD/LP (Relapse)
"
Please Explode finds Columns perfecting their razor sharp Southern grindcore, marinated in a blistering bowl of death metal. Fusing together rabid vocals and tongue-in-cheek, deviant lyrics with a cacophony of break-neck bursts full of many twists and turns, this is grindcore that is both obscene and extreme." – Terrorizer
>Darkest Hour
– Darkest Hour CD (Sumerian)
New album from the neo-thrash band.

>Christopher Denny
– If The Roses Don’t Kill Us CD/LP (Partisan)
Christopher Denny has a voice that will stop you in your tracks; a fervent Orbison meets Dylan tenor that fills his songs with a tremendous emotional pressure. It's the voice of a Southern choirboy who attended the church of alcohol, drugs and self-destruction in a failed attempt to deal with his inestimable inner pain and conflicts - his self-described "soft suicide". Denny has a gift for infusing simple words with raw sentiment and marrying them to haunting melodies over a blend of pre-country Southern music, folk, rock, gospel and singer/songwriter impulses, a style he calls Arkansas soul.

>EDJ
– EDJ CD/LP (Welk Music Group)
"These are simple stories, some about losses, a few about disappointment and regret, but also of hope and perseverance. I hope you like these melancholy grooves and existential make-out songs. These all mean something to me, I hope they will to you, too." -- Eric D. Johnson

>Eluveitie
– Origins CD/CD+DVD (Nuclear Blast America)
Initially formed back in 2002 as a studio project by mastermind Chrigel Glanzmannm, the vision for Eluveitie was to be a blend of Gothenburg styled melodic death metal with ancient folk melodies and themes that would soon become the "new wave of folk metal." Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a bonus DVD.

>The Empty Hearts
– The Empty Hearts CD (429)
The Empty Hearts features members of The Cars, Blondie, The Romantics and The Chesterfield Kings.
The Empty Hearts is a raucous collection of tunes with each player's rock & roll stripes on display a bracing sound shaped by influences which span decades and include ‘50s American roots rock & roll, ‘60s British invasion and ‘70s garage punk.
>Entombed A.D.
– Back To The Front CD/LP (Century Media)
666% true to the Entombed everybody loves, just under a new name.

>John Garcia
– John Garcia CD (Napalm)
Kyuss, Slo Burn, Unida, Hermano, Vista Chino - whenever John Garcia has had a hand, it turned extraordinary. He has always understood to create an own style and to establish himself as the most distinctive voice of the entire Desert / Stoner Rock scene. This record is full of first-class, very catchy rock numbers that commute equally between classic rock and concise stoner elements.

>Paul Gilbert
– Stone Pushing Uphill Man CD (Shrapnel)
Stone Pushing Uphill Man is a guitar oriented instrumental record on which Paul covers a group of his favorite songs, including "Working For The Weekend," "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," "Why Can’t We Do It In The Road," "Murder By Numbers," and many others.
>Godsmack
– 1000HP CD/LP (Universal Republic)
Sixth album from the Grammy-nominated multi-platinum hard rock band.

>Goodnight, Texas
– Uncle John Farquhar CD/LP (Tallest Man)
"Americana is arguably an overused term at the moment — but what sets Goodnight, Texas apart from the pack is its richly imagined, full-color stories. Their songs transport listeners from the battlefields of the deep south to a saloon full of hard-drinking but good-natured regulars to the nervous feeling in the stomach of a poor boy about to ask for his girl’s hand in marriage." – Guitar World

>Andy Grammer
– Magazines Or Novels CD (S-Curve)
Magazines Or Novels features the new single "Back Home," a joyously anthemic track that illustrates Grammer’s knack for writing infectious, relatable songs and the strength of his soaring voice.
>Herbie Hancock
– The Warner Bros. Years (1969-1972) 3xCD (Rhino)
This triple-disc set brings together Hancock’s complete catalog for Warner Bros., together with singles and promotional recordings, reissued for the very first time.

>Rowland S. Howard
– Pop Crimes [2009] CD/LP (Fat Possum)
Within the first few breaths of Howard’s (The Birthday Party) 2009 album
Pop Crimes, he references Stalin, Calvary and genocide, whilst razoring guitar lines the current crop of post-punk revisionists could only fantasize about. Meanwhile, the ghosts of Lee Hazlewood, Snatch, Sergio Leone, The Shangri-Las and nameless guys from a never known chain gang watch on.
>Devonté Hynes
– Palo Alto (Original Motion Picture Score) CD/LP (Domino)
Palo Alto is the debut feature film from writer-director Gia Coppola and the score is Devonté Hynes (Blood Orange) first composition for film. Based on several linked stories by James Franco, the film is a teenage romance for the ages, made indelible through its ensemble cast (James Franco, Emma Roberts, Jack Kilmer).
>Icarus Line
– Avowed Slavery CD/LP (Agitated)
This mini-album serves as a booster jab; the feral ferocity of the last album is here in spades, the fire in the band’s belly burning as hotly as ever. Frontman Joe Cardamone leads the gang once more into the rough—the desecrated war-zones of the music industry, American culture, and love—their brand of hellfire and brimstone rock & roll on full display.

>Al Jarreau
– My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke CD (Concord)
George Duke’s death in August, 2013 inspired Al to record this loving tribute to his longtime friend. With the exception of the fitting title track composed by Jarreau, all the tunes were written by George. Guest artists/collaborators include Gerald Albright, Stanley Clarke, Dr. John, Lalah Hathaway, Boney James, Marcus Miller, Jeffrey Osborne, Kelly Price, Dianne Reeves and Patrice Rushen.

>Shooter Jennings
– Don’t Wait Up (For George) CD/LP (Black Country Rock)
For his latest release, Shooter Jennings recorded a five-song tribute to one of the greatest singers and interpreters in country music, George Jones.

>Prem Joshua & Chintan
- Kashi: Songs From the India Within CD (White Swan)
Upon his very first visit to India in 1977, the young Prem Joshua felt an immediate and profound connection. Deeply inspired by the venerable culture, the young German musician began infusing familiar forms of western music with the exotic flavors of India. Already an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, he mastered the sitar, and the rest is musical history. With
Kashi, Prem Joshua and collaborator Chintan Relenberg have crafted a sparkling suite of new songs around beloved, traditional Indian mantras and shlokas (a type of couplet verse, and the basis of such ancient Indian poetry as the Mahabharata and Ramayana epics).
>Katie Kate
– Nation CD (Katie Kate)
Katie Kate is a force. A dark horse with an extensive classical background, she channels her quirky, emotive lyrics through the lenses of hip-hop by blending the swagger, attitude, and rhythms with an undeniable pop aura.
Nation is the result of a four-month onslaught that progressed from the original beats into something more earnest, raw, and exposed. Refusing to retreat to more safe material, Kate instead chose to embrace the deeper elements, and developed material that is more honest, angry, and visceral than her previous release, yet still hallmarked with the accessibility and humor that made her earlier material shine. Nation is where pop song style and filthy rap verses collide across the landscape of Americana.
>David Kilgour And The Heavy Eights
– End Times Undone CD/LP (Merge)
End Times Undone offers a robust sampling of the styles Kilgour has mastered over the last three decades. For an album that comes so late in one’s career, it's a surprisingly convenient entry point into his body of work. After a psychedelic intro, opener "Like Rain" immediately identifies itself as vintage Kilgour, with shimmering guitars that gracefully swell and secede. "Lose Myself In Sound" will appeal to fans of The Clean who favor songs where the band chugs along on a blissful straight-line path. While the album has its share of abstract lyrics, this title is one to take seriously.
>Hamish Kilgour
– All Of It And Nothing CD/LP (Ba Da Bing!)
Incredibly, after all his work as a founding member of both The Clean and The Mad Scene, Hamish Kilgour has never released a proper solo album of his own, until now. Fans of his work over the years will no doubt be pleased with this debut release.
All Of It And Nothing is an ode to the power of jangle, highlighting Kilgour’s innate ability to both gleam the melodic cube and let the choogle of a chord progression ride itself to greatness.
>Lakes
– Fire Ahead CD/2xLP (Independent Label Services, Inc.)
"
Fire Ahead is one of those rare albums that sucks you in, only to have you realize three hours later that you’ve been listening to it on repeat. Lakes, based out of the Golden State, has created an album with distinctly sad – perhaps even nostalgic – lyrics, but still manages to keep the rhythm and melody of the songs summery and fun. Fire Ahead, which reads more like an ode to California than anything else, has several songs with the building blocks of being a hit." – Culture Collide
>Lee Corey Oswald
– Regards CD/LP (No Sleep)
Comprised of a classical music teacher, a philosophy student, a nanny/barber, and a professional poker player, Lee Corey Oswald has crafted a collection of twelve intriguing indie-punk tunes. The band's clever, honest and thought-provoking lyrics combined with their ‘90s-esque indie sound, recall bands like Weezer and Knapsack, while their contemporary edge adds a dash of grit to the musical landscape of Portland.

>Library Of Sands
– Odd Hourglass + Wavy Heat 2xCD (Wild Sages)
This double-disc set features two Library Of Sands albums available on CD for the first time.
Odd Hourglass reflects sounds that become the atmosphere, a pulse in purple mountain majesty.
Originally released as a five-song, one-sided cassette,
Wavy Heat features Shineywater on vintage keys, including a tube organ found on the side of the road, along with Colm O'Closoig (My Bloody Valentine, Hope Sandoval) on drums. Deconstructionalist and minimalist in scope -- a vortex opposite of Satie yet as graceful a relationship to the morphed blazing sun.
>Nils Lofgren
– Face The Music 9xCD+DVD (Fantasy)
Special limited edition retrospective box set, each hand signed and numbered by Nils himself. Includes two CDs of previously unreleased material, as well as a 132-page book written by Nils with track-by-track commentary and introduction by Dave Marsh and personal acknowledgments by Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Sting, Roger Daltrey, Bonnie Raitt and many more.

>The John Lurie National Orchestra
– The Invention Of Animals CD (Amulet)
The Invention Of Animals is a compilation of live and studio recordings. The live recordings have never been released to the public. Included are three tracks from the Fishing With John soundtrack.
>The Margots
- Soplé CD (Okka Disk)
The Margots is Ken Vandermark, Nick Macri, Tim Daisy, John Dereszynski, and Rick Reger.
Soplé is a collection of songs showcasing the accelerated growth of the ensemble, from a unique project to a band with force that balances South American pop music influences with the impact of post-punk. Half the pieces are in English, the other in Spanish, almost all them were recorded in single takes with no instrumental or vocal overdubs.
>Mickey & The Motorcars
– Hearts From Above CD (Mickey & The Motorcars)
The Austin band featuring two brothers and founding members Micky Braun (lead vocals and guitar) and Gary Braun (guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and vocals) has been invigorated and supercharged by a transfusion of new blood from fresh recruits Dustin Schaefer (lead guitar), Joe Fladger (bass), and Bobby Paugh (drums). Vinyl version due September 16.

>Ben Miller Band
– Any Way, Shape Or Form CD/LP+MP3 (New West)
Ben Miller Band combines the urgency of rock & roll, the frenetic energy of bluegrass, the soul of the delta blues and the haunted spirit of Appalachian mountain music into a unique musical stew they dub Ozark Stomp.

>Mogwai
– Come On Die Young [Reissue/1999] 2xCD (Chemikal Underground)
Deluxe edition of Mogwai’s 1999 album expanded with over two hours of bonus material. "Mogwai's second album, released in 1999, gets a reissue with a bounty of bonus material that includes demos and the
Travels In Constants EP. On Come On Die Young, Mogwai went about becoming the most sullen, brooding post-rock band they could possibly be" [BNR 8.3] – Pitchfork.
Deluxe vinyl version delayed until September 2.

>Mozart’s Sister
– Being CD/LP (Asthmatic Kitty)
Since attracting a ton of buzz for her entrancing live shows and for first EP
Hello, Mozart's Sister (aka Caila Thompson-Hannant) has been head-down in her bedroom writing her debut album. For anyone who's been following her work - and for new listeners - Being is Mozart's Sister expressing macrocosmic ideas about life with panache and abundant hooks. Inspired by Discovery-era Daft Punk, Post-era Bjork, and Betty Davis, Caila produced, recorded and wrote the album using a cheap sound card and Ableton software, approaching it with a do-it-all-by-my-f**king-self ideology.
>Nachtmystium
– World We Left Behind CD/2xLP (Century Media)
The World We Left Behind is Nachtmystium's swansong, the final chapter in a tumultuous, controversial and always provoking history. Founder and frontman, Blake Judd, has faced his demons and written an album full of desperation and gloom that oozes depravity. Though they previous toured with Opeth, Cradle Of Filth, Watain and countless others, this is truly the end. No tours, no fanfare.
>Naomi Punk
– Television Man CD/LP (Captured Tracks)
Over the last four years, Olympia-based punk trio Naomi Punk has been lighting up DIY warehouses and large concert halls alike with their singular brand of mid-tempo, cathartic punk.

>The Once
– Departures CD (Nettwerk)
Decorated with awards in Canada, The Once were nominated for a Juno in 2012 for the Group: Roots & Traditional Album Of The Year and have won four Music Newfoundland Awards, two Canadian Folk Music Awards and the 2011 ECMA Group Recording Of The Year.

>Elvis Presley
– That’s The Way It Is [Reissue/1970] 2xCD (Legacy)
Elvis Presley – That’s The Way It Is [Deluxe Edition] 8xCD+2xDVD (Legacy)
Digitally remastered and expanded two CD Legacy Edition of this classic live experience from Elvis. Disc One contains the complete original album plus four bonus studio singles and an additional five studio outtakes. Disc Two contains a complete set recorded at the August 12th, 1970 Dinner Show. The Deluxe edition adds the six complete shows recorded and partially filmed by MGM. All the concerts have been either mixed or remixed and digitally remastered to provide the ultimate audio experience, as well as an 80-page, four color book that features rare photos, memorabilia, recording data and insightful liner notes. Finally, two DVDs featuring the original theatrical version (1970) and subsequent re-edited extended version (2000) completes the ultimate overview of this truly memorable event in the career of Elvis Presley.

>The Psycho Sisters
– Up On The Chair, Beatrice CD/LP (Rockbeat)
Susan Cowsill and Vicki Peterson have been playing music apart and together for their entire lives. Susan was a child star with her family band, who were the real life template for The Partridge Family. Vicki of course is known as a member of The Bangles.
Up On The Chair, Beatrice features ten tunes of harmony, hooks and just a touch of New Orleans hoodoo.
>Rosebuds
– Sand + Silence CD/LP (Western Vinyl)
After recording some initial demos in North Carolina, The Rosebuds headed to Eau Claire, WI to record with their old friend and former band member Justin Vernon. Their comfort and connection with Vernon allowed them to stretch their creative limbs, as Vernon gently teased out some of the band's most stellar musical performances to date.

>Billy Joe Shaver
– Long In The Tooth CD/LP (Lightning Rod)
Long In The Tooth charts Billy Joe Shaver’s journey as an unrepentant outlaw. Accordingly, he delivers the classic country fans expect but also brings all new sonic tricks this time around. ''Each song is different with different beats and different kinds of music,'' he says.
>Somi
– The Lagos Music Salon CD (Okeh)
The new album by the superb chanteuse Somi finds her breaking new ground with a hybrid style of music that organically integrates the essence of jazz and soul with the musical depth of her African heritage.

>Spider Bags
– Frozen Letter CD/LP+MP3 (Merge)
Formed in 2005, Chapel Hill, NC’s Spider Bags was largely a revolving cast, with only Dan McGee (guitars, vocals) persevering through the various incarnations of the band. But during the 2011 recording of
Shake My Head, the current lineup consisting of Steve Oliva (bass) and Rock Forbes (drums) was finally solidified. Building upon the foundation laid down by its predecessor, Frozen Letter rocks with the clairvoyance of three musicians who have spent a lot of time recording and touring together over the last few years. Also available on red vinyl.
>Spoon
– They Want My Soul CD/LP (Loma Vista)
They Want My Soul is Spoon’s most straight-up, direct and concise rock album ever; A certain "return to form" as a straight up American rock band, a restoration of Spoon’s trademark authority, confidence and swagger; Music runs a gamut from AC/DC-esque guitar-driven songs like the opener "Rent I Pay" to stunning cosmic space disco tracks like "Outlier" to delicately pensive album standout "Inside Out." After six years of incessant recording and touring, band took a four and a half year break between albums. Also available on white vinyl.
>Angus & Julia Stone
– Angus & Julia Stone CD/2xLP (American Recordings)
The third album from the Australian brother-sister folk-blues duo, produced by Rick Rubin.

>Sunny Sweeney
– Provoked CD (Aunt Daddy)
True to her Texas honky-tonk roots, Sunny Sweeney has never been a singer of what you'd call soft country songs the kind you might turn to for easy comfort and or quiet Sunday afternoons with the family. Hell, you can tell just by the titles of her first two albums
Heartbreaker's Hall Of Fame and Concrete that she reaches straight for the hard stuff. So when this woman sees fit to name her third album Provoked, you better believe she's not about to start playing coy now.
>Twin Peaks
– Wild Onion CD/LP (Grand Jury Music)
Sophomore album from the breakout Chicago rockers.

>Andreas Varady
– Andreas Varady CD (Verve)
Varady blends the accomplished technique of Wes Montgomery, soulful voicing of George Benson and Gypsy swing of Django Reinhardt. While he started absorbing these masters from his parents record collection, he also has a fresh view on their legacy.

>Various Artists
– Bluegrass Legacy: Timeless Traditional Favorites CD (Rural Rhythm)
Traditional bluegrass compilation featuring Darrell Webb, Ashby Frank, Clay Jones, Cody Shuler, The Crowe Brothers, Jim Van Cleve, Adam Steffey, Ron Stewart and more.

>Wildcat! Wildcat!
– No Moon At All CD/LP (Downtown)
Wildcat! Wildcat!’s debut full-length ties the trio’s indie-pop anthems into a cohesive widescreen vision. Packed with the Los Angeles-based band’s uplifting musicality and angelic harmonies, the ten-track album, which features production from M83’s Morgan Kibby, represents both a major artistic leap and the culmination of the group’s rise since "Mr. Quiche" and their initial run of buzzy singles. "MGMT-esque spacey psyche pop, and ethereal pitter patter with ease." – Pitchfork

>The Wind + The Wave
– From The Wreckage CD/LP (RCA)
New release from the Austin, TX duo comprised of Dwight Baker and Patricia Lynn. Dwight has previously produced and written songs for the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Brandi Carlile and David Archuleta. The duo has already performed with artists as varied as fun., Bruce Springsteen and Stereophonics.

>Wovenwar
– Wovenwar CD (Metal Blade)
Wovenwar features the talents of Jordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar), Phil Sgrosso (guitar) and Josh Gilbert (bass) of San Diego, California based metal act As I Lay Dying, and Shane Blay (vocals) of Oh, Sleeper. Over the course of this past year, Wovenwar completed work on new material and recorded with producer Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag).

>Zion80
- Adramelech: The Book Of Angels 22 CD (Tzadik)
Zion80 is the brainchild of guitarist Jon Madof, a wildly popular project that seamlessly blends the Afro pop stylings of the legendary Fela Kuti with the Jewish tradition. Featuring an exciting 11-piece all-star band, Madof masterfully blends horns, guitars, keyboards and percussion, mixing the polyrhythmic intensity of Afrobeat with the freewheeling madness of the Downtown scene.

>John Zorn
– On Leaves Of Grass CD (Tzadik)
Following up on the success of 2013's
Dreamachines, the third release by the classic Nova Express quartet is inspired by and dedicated to American poetic genius and father of free verse Walt Whitman. Combining the hypnotic swirls of minimalism, beautiful lyricism and the free intensity of improvisation, From Leaves Of Grass is an exhilarating addition to Zorn's growing collection of mystical transcendental works.

Vinyl:
>Amanda X
– Amnesia LP (Siltbreeze)
Hailing from the Kensington area of Philadelphia (home to infamous gangs such as the Yo’s, Twerks and Fuzzies), Amanda X imperviously sallys forth, creating an oasis of bedroom pop and post-punk among a landscape of toxic speed, eroded enamel and chattering human skin suits.

>Beach Slang
- Who Would Ever Want Anything So Broken? 7" (Dead Broke)
Debut release from indie rock/emo/pop-punkers from Philadelphia featuring members of Weston, Ex Friends, and CRYBABY. "What this sound lacks in subtlety, it more than makes up in desperation, and that tug between those darting leads and Snyder's whispered-in-your-ear vocals is electrifying." – Pitchfork

>Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes
- Love Cliques LP (Vanguard)
This nine-piece band mixes old-school R&B and soul with a modern spin.

>James Brown
– Love Power Peace: Live At The Olympia, Paris, 1971 LP (Sundazed)
James Brown's status as one of the hottest live performers translated into a string of absolutely massive in-concert albums, but none are better than this outrageously funky outing.

>Buckshot & P-Money
– Backpack Travels LP (Duck Down Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Brooklyn MC Buckshot teams up with platinum selling producer P-Money for this new collaboration, which also features Joey Badass, CJ Fly, T'Nah Apex, Steele of Smif N Wessun, David Dallas and Raz Fresco.

>Johnny Cash
– The Legend Of Johnny Cash [2005] 2xLP (Mercury)
On vinyl for the first time,
The Legend Of Johnny Cash is the Man In Black's first career-spanning album, and contains material from his American Recordings era in addition to songs from his time at Sun ("Cry Cry Cry," "Hey Porter," "I Walk The Line," and "Folsum Prison Blues") and Columbia.
>Eric Clapton & Friends
- The Breeze: An Appreciation Of JJ Cale 2xLP+MP3 (Bushbranch)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. 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.
>Colony House
– When I Was Younger LP (Descendant)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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.

>Creedence Clearwater Revival
– Green River [Reissue/1969] LP (Fantasy)
CCR’s third album contains the ubiquitous international chart-topping hit "Bad Moon Rising" which reached #2 in the Billboard top 200 in the US and #1 in the UK upon its release in 1969.

>Daughters Of The Sun
– Ride To Die LP (Not Not Fun)
Minneapolis torn-leather psychedelicists Daughters Of The Sun cop a tripped deathless vibe on their fourth album. Highway synth rhythms flutter between motorcycle riffs and pummeling war drums, evoking landscapes harboring psychic venom, a spirit bleaching the grease-stained sand.

>Dirty Heads
– Sound Of Change LP (Five Seven Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Dirty Heads is a reggae band from Huntington Beach, CA with a melodic style that includes hip-hop and ska punk genres.

>Exiles From Clowntown
- 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 is a resoundingly successful stab at controlled chaos from these unsung Australians. Ties to early '90s Sydney DIY power scuzz trio 3 Toed Sloth and several others of that ilk, should provide the mind-frame with which to welcome and grapple with this unrelenting LP.
>Paul Flaherty/Chris Corsano
– Low Cost Space Flights LP (Feeding Tube)
Collaborative album from two New England improv heavyweights -- sax-blower Paul Flaherty and percussionist Chris Corsano.

>Brigitte Fontaine
– Brigitte Fontaine [Reissue/1972] LP (Superior Viaduct)
It is telling that Fontaine chose an eponymous title for her third album, the sole release from her venerable '70s catalog attributed to her alone. Here the actress-cum-singer has finally arrived. From the introspective opening track, simply named "Brigitte," seductive melodies perfectly hang above slithery bass lines and acoustic strumming. On "Moi Aussi," a sparse and trance-like duet with long-time collaborator Areski, Brigitte Fontaine is an unmatched European art-pop masterpiece anchored by both vocal and lyrical dexterity -- in many ways, Fontaine's most compelling work and an excellent entry point for those unfamiliar with this unique French icon.

>Peter Frampton
– Hummingbird In A Box LP (Phenix Phonograph)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Frampton’s new album was inspired by the Cincinnati Ballet, featuring seven original guitar pieces in Frampton's virtuosic stylings.

>Grateful Dead/John Oswald
– Grayfolded 3xLP (Important)
Here it is, Deadheads: the ultimate
Dark Star is now on vinyl. Deluxe audiophile pressing cut in Toronto under the watchful ears of John Oswald. Heavy-duty triple gatefold jacket includes liner-notes by musicologist Rob Bowman featuring interviews with Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, and Robert Hunter, plus two "time maps" which chart the source concerts of Dark Star.
>Lee Hazlewood
– The N.S.V.I.P.’s (Not…So…Very…Important…People) [Reissue/1964] LP (1972)
Lee Hazlewood – Friday’s Child [Reissue/1965] LP (1972)
Lee Hazlewood – Love And Other Crimes [Reissue/1968] LP (1972)
Lee Hazlewood’s partnership with Reprise Records in the 1960s resulted in timeless hits for Dean Martin and Nancy Sinatra. Throughout the decade, though, the label also released three of the artist’s most highly regarded solo works:
The N.S.V.I.P.’s, Friday’s Child and Love And Other Crimes.
>Hoax Hunters
– Comfort & Safety LP (Negative Fun)
Comfort & Safety is a torrent of noisy American rock: Sonic Youth squeals, Hüsker Dü hook-howls, Drive Like Jehu's ascending tensions, Dag Nasty's drenching intensity.
>The Interrupters
– The Interrupters LP+CD (Hellcat)
Fronted by singer-songwriter Aimee Allen, the Los-Angeles based ska band began working with Tim Armstrong on his popular Tim Timebomb series of singles. (Before that, Allen sang background vocals on the Armstrong-produced Grammy-winning Jimmy Cliff album
Rebirth). Steeped in ska, reggae, and punk, Allen and The Interrupters bring a sly sense of humor to their music and lyrics on songs like "White Noise" and "Liberty."
>It Looks Sad
– It Looks Sad 7" (Tiny Engines)
Debut release featuring shimmering, sharp guitar pop/post-punk songs that echo the influence of bands like Surfer Blood and Beach Fossils.

>The Jayhawks
– Hollywood Town Hall [Reissue/1992] LP (American)
The Jayhawks – Tomorrow The Green Grass [Reissue/1995] LP (American)
The Jayhawks – Sound Of Lies [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (American)
The Jayhawks – Smile [2000] 2xLP (American)
The Jayhawks – Rainy Day Music [Reissue/2003] 2xLP (American)
Remastered vinyl reissues now available. Some have been expanded with bonus tracks.

>Jethro Tull
– A Passion Play [Reissue/1973] LP (Rhino)
Heavyweight HQ-180gm vinyl edition featuring a new stereo mix.

>Craig Leon
– Nommos/Visiting: Anthology Of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1 LP (RVNG, Int’l)
Craig Leon’s seminal synthesizer albums
Nommos and Visiting are finally reissued in definitive form as the Anthology Of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1 for RVNG Intl.’s archival series. Issued respectively by John Fahey’s Takoma record label in 1980 and Leon’s Arbitor private press in 1982, Nommos and Visiting were the twin brainchildren of studio wizard Craig Leon. Leon’s production was pivotal in realizing the debut recordings by Ramones, Blondie, Richard Hell and Suicide. While those albums broke ground in new worlds of sound, Leon’s own debut album was arguably, if not literally, more alien.
>Lusine
– Arterial 10" (Ghostly International)
After his diverse yet cohesive 2013 album
The Waiting Room, Jeff McIlwain, better known as Lusine, is back with the more tightly focused Arterial EP. A calmly effortless work, Arterial is economical in everything it does, creating its own tiny universe to house expertly crafted productions.
>Mastodon
– Remission [Reissue/2002] 2xLP (Relapse)
Over a decade after its release,
Remission remains one of the most important titles in Relapse's rich catalog, and it is with that appreciation that the label is proud to present a super-deluxe version of this classic record put together with the cooperation of the band themselves.
>Monomyth
– Saturnalia Regalia! LP (Mint)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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.

>Kevin Morby
– My Name 7"+MP3 (Suicide Squeeze)
Having established his musical foundation in the trippy roots rock of Woods and rough-hewn Brooklyn party pop of The Babies, Morby stepped out on his own to release his lauded debut album
Harlem River in 2013. Here, both the title track and B-side "We Did It All Wrong" simultaneously conjure the haunting heartache of an Anthology Of American Folk Music ballad and the reverb-and-smoke-drenched haze of his contemporary indie peers.
>Newmoon
– Invitation To Hold 7" (Secret Voice)
Postpunk from Belgium, layered in reverb and influenced by volume. Sounds reflecting ‘90s heroes Slowdive and modern bands such as The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.

>NunSlaughter
– Angelic Dread 2xCD (Hell’s Headbangers)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The death metal returns with their first studio full-length in seven years.

>Old Crow Medicine Show
– Remedy LP (ATO)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. On their newest album, Old Crow Medicine Show 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.
>Jamie Saft/Steve Swallow/Bobby Previte
– The New Standard LP (RareNoise)
A collaborative trio outing featuring the dream rhythm tandem of drummer Bobby Previte and bassist Steve Swallow, both prolific composers and venerable bandleaders in their own right,
The New Standard showcases Saft alternating between piano and organ and making thoughtful, melodic contributions throughout.
>Skeletonwitch
– Breathing The Fire [Reissue/2009] LP (Season Of Mist)
Imagine a young Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Exodus slamming beers and cranking up Immortal records at a rager in 1985. Just when you think the keg is killed, Judas Priest joins the party with a fresh case of beer.

>Slaves
– Through Art We Are All Equals LP (Atery Recordings)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. This Sacramento-based band features Jonny Craig (Dance Gavin Dance, Emarosa).

>Soundtrack
– Garden State 2xLP (Sony Legacy)
Limited double HQ-180gm vinyl LP pressing. This 10th anniversary edition of the soundtrack to the 2004 motion picture now comes with a new handwritten note from Zach Braff.
Soundtrack – Wish I Was Here (Music From The Motion Picture) 2xLP (Columbia)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The soundtrack features 15 songs, including new music from The Shins, Bon Iver, and Cat Power and Coldplay.

>Nikki Sudden & The Jacobites
– Dead Men Tell No Tales [Reissue/1987] LP (Numero)
Dead Men Tell No Tales takes a stripped-down turn with plaintive lyrical confessions as pretty as they are prescient, summoning Syd Barrett's wild spirit through a séance of simple reverb burbles and acoustic incantations. Front-and-center vocals recounting love, loss and death's lurking presence are presented against airy guitar shimmer in a demented yin and yang seemingly forecasting the scarf-swathed, underground dandy man's abrupt fall nearly 20 years later.
>Teenage Fanclub
– Man-Made [Reissue/2005] LP (Merge)
Teenage Fanclub – Shadows [Reissue/2010] LP (Merge)
Originally released in 2005,
Man-Made is a classic Fanclub record in tone and arrangement, and handsomely demonstrates the "less is more" maxim -- it is both airier and lighter of touch than its immediate predecessors. Originally released in 2010, Shadows picks up on the introspective, world-weary quality of Man-Made but also delivers a bit of the classic bright pop the band is known for.
>TOPS
– Change Of Heart b/w Sleepwalker 7" (Arbutus)
TOPS is a four-piece band from Montreal, equal parts girls and guys, delivering a raw punk take on AM studio pop. Full-length due September 2.

>The Uprising
– Screaming From The Inside 7" (Not Like You)
Originally released in 1986 as a demo tape, this UK hardcore classic made its way around the world with tape traders for years. Heavily influenced by early US hardcore as well as what was going on in their scene at the time, The Uprising was a short-lived force to be reckoned with. Members went on to play in The Damned, The English Dogs, and Psycho Bombs.

>Various Artists
– Music From The Mountain Provinces LP (Numerophon)
In 1988, David Blair Stiffler risked life and limb to document under-recorded cultural groups living lives of extreme isolation in the mountainous Philippine regions of Nueva Ecija, Aurora, and Luzon. These are the fruits of that expedition. In the grand tradition of ethnographic recordings that made up the majority of Folkways' vast and significant catalog comes
Music From The Mountain Provinces. By the mid-1980s, David Blair Stiffler was already a most-decorated recordist, with eight Folkways LPs under his belt. These are among the most obscure documents in the entire Folkways catalog.
>Various Artists
– Temporary: Selections From Dunedin's Pop Underground 2011-2014 LP (Ba Da Bing!)
New collection of modern New Zealand indie bands. The tiny city of Dunedin, located in the Otago Region of New Zealand, is synonymous with smart bands, incredible melodies and a wholly distinct and innovative music. Thanks to The Clean, The Chills, The Bats, The Verlaines, and The Dead C, Dunedin has amassed a worldwide reputation for innovative music. Local label Fishrider Records has taken on the mission of compiling and producing an album that casts a light toward the Dunedin of today. These bands have all created their own sound away from the shadow of their city's past, yet like many of their predecessors they retain the air of slightly disturbed melancholia along with a sense of space and distance from the rest of the world. Whether it is dark synthpop, teen angst noise pop, guitar-and-organ jangle, or all-out psychedelic weirdness, these songs all come from a place on the edge of the world where the young still read books in abundance and fend off boredom by creating music and art in cold houses. CD version due September 16.

>The Waterboys
– A Pagan Place [Reissue/1984] LP (Rhino)
Released in 1984,
A Pagan Place was the band's second album. It was the first Waterboys record with Karl Wallinger as part of the band and also includes Roddy Lorimer's first trumpet solo for the band on the track "A Pagan Place."
>Weird Al Yankovic
– Mandatory Fun LP (RCA)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 14th studio album from the Grammy-winning pop parodist.


Cassettes:
>Earth Is A Man
– Paragon (Hausu Mountain)
A surge of major-key six-string ecstasy, winding through counterpoint melodies and synchronized phrases. Populates a wide emotional palette w/motifs shared across disparate segments, its moments of recursion calling us back to solid ground by way of twin tremeolo picking, distorted bass mangling, and blastbeats.