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>1349 – Massive Cauldron Of Chaos CD/LP (Season Of Mist)
The Norwegian black metal tyrants deliver aural hellfire with new album. Over four years in the making,
Massive Cauldron Of Chaos builds on their storied career and sees the band sharpen their orthodox black metal assault with a thrashier edge. (Limited quantities pressed on black, white, and transparent vinyl.)
– Live At Wembly 2xCD/3xLP (Polydor)
This fantastic live release encapsulates 25 songs from ABBA's landmark gig at Wembley Arena, London in 1979. As well as featuring a full rendition of classics, this is also the first time the track "I'm Still Alive" has ever been released. This is the first time this concert full of classic hits has been released.

>Bryan Adams
– Tracks Of My Years CD (Verve)
Covers album featuring a diverse collection of time honored classics from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Highlights include: Chuck Berry's ''Rock & Roll Music,'' Ray Charles' ''I Can't Stop Loving You,'' and Beatles' ''Any Time At All.'' The album also includes a brand new track, "She Knows Me."

– Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites CD (Eagle)
Twelve gospel tracks, featuring "Church In The Wildwood," "I'll Fly Away," "The Old Rugged Cross" and an all-new recording of their hit "Angels Among Us."

>Alabama & Friends
– At The Ryman 2xCD/2xCD+DVD/2xLP (Eagle)
Join Alabama for a once in a lifetime concert event, filmed at the historic Ryman Auditorium, featuring on stage collaborations with country's biggest stars: Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Trisha Yearwood, Florida Georgia Line, Jamey Johnson and the Eli Young Band. Also available on stand-alone DVD.

>Sam Amidon
– Lily-O CD (Nonesuch)
Lily-O is a collection of reimagined folk songs by Vermont-born singer/fiddler/banjoist/guitarist Sam Amidon. The album features the innovative jazz guitarist and composer Bill Frisell, along with Amidon's other frequent collaborators, bassist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Chris Vatalaro. Lily-O's ten songs are mostly traditional folk songs gathered from disparate sources and refashioned in Amidon's signature way. Vinyl version due October 27.
>Steve Aoki
– Neon Future I CD (Ultra)
International DJ and producer Steve Aoki has always been at the forefront of future music. As the founder of Dim Mak Records and a Grammy-nominated electronic musician, his projects have grasped the attention of influencers and music enthusiasts worldwide. Given that he's an avid follower of forward- thinking and evolving technology, it's only fitting that the new album from Aoki being titled
Neon Future.
>Joshua Abrams
– Represencing CD (Eremite)
Recorded at home in Chicago in 2011, Abrams again organizes small group statements around the resonant grooves of the North African ceremonial instrument the guimbri with a unique and broadly assimilative compositional voice.

>Lydia Ainsworth
– Right From Real CD (Artutus)
"Like a fever dream of Julia Holter merging with Grimes, Lydia Ainsworth's future visions weave neoclassical flourishes and enchanted melody-mangles into cool ‘80s sound-beds." -- Dazed Vinyl version due October 14.

>Herb Alpert
– In The Mood CD (Shout! Factory)
On the heels of his 2014 Grammy win for his 2013 album
Steppin' Out, legendary trumpeter Herb Alpert presents his latest album. A collection of original compositions and modern takes on classic standards, In The Mood continues Alpert's tradition of pushing his own musical boundaries.
– Mystoria CD (Superball Music)
With a career that spans over a thousand shows of every conceivable size over 16 years and five studio records, Amplifier have by this point progressed past being simply a band and have become a zen-like state of being. Behemoth double album
The Octopus (2012) ultimately and justifiably proved a great success, garnering praise from the BBC, Drowned In Sound and Classic Prog, among others.
>Ian Anderson
– Homo Erraticus (Tour Edition) CD+DVD (Kscope)
The Jethro Tull frontman’s latest album has been expanded with a DVD featuring the exclusive videos to each album track, as seen at the shows, set to hi resolution 24-bit stereo audio. Also includes a live performance of "Enter The Uninvited" and new interview footage.

>Steve Arrington
– Way Out: 80-84 CD (Tummy Touch)
Ohio funk legend/ambassador Steve Arrington releases a retrospective album, covering 30 years of unreleased and reworked material.
Way Out: 80-84 is a compilation of sorts, blending more obscure cuts from earlier in his career with touched-up wonders that simply never left the cutting room floor.
- Order Of Operation CD (Goner)
Order Of Operation is nasty and free of juvenile bullsh!t, but still 100% Australian, and opens with guitarist Shaun Connor’s forehead and thigh-slapping musical and lyrical debut, "Freedom of Information." From there, songs range from balls-to-the-wall punkers ("Felix Tried To Kill Himself," "Boiling Point"), well-considered workouts ("Family Time," "Tunnel Vision") and unguarded tenderness ("Wrong," "Looney Bin"). Vinyl version due October 14.
>Avec le Soleil Sortant de Sa Bouche
– Zubberdust! CD/LP (Constellation)
Debut album from Montreal kraut-funk supergroup led by J.S. Truchy of Fly Pan Am.

>Jonathan Badger
– Verse CD/LP (Cuneiform)
The guitar and percussion tracks of
Verse were recorded to half-inch tape, after which Jonathan brought in a number of Baltimore musicians to help orchestrate the pieces with wind, brass, voice, reeds and strings. Dueling mezzo sopranos weave light into sparse, cavernous structures. A guitar finds its way alongside a piano. Choirs of trumpets and flugelhorns warn us, but we don't listen.
>Between The Buried And Me
- Future Sequence: Live at the Fidelitorium CD+DVD (Metal Blade)
Between The Buried And Me perform
The Future Sequence live in a small studio with guest contributions by a group of auxiliary musicians, including percussionists, saxophone, flute, and a string quartet. Also available on stand-alone Blu-ray.
>Big Brother On Acid
– Big Brother On Acid CD (Alrealon)
Big Brother On Acid meshes dubstep bass sounds and beats with Coil-esque experimental sounds and samples.

– World Without End CD (Endtime Productions)
Raw, unpolished and extreme old school metal untainted by fashion and fueled by a hunger for aural violence. Sharing the ethos of the early ‘90s masters,
World Without End brutally blends crushing guitars, insane death, and old school madness to form a sound that has been carefully crafted from years of rehearsal amongst the dead in tombs of urban decay.
>Gui Boratto
– Abaporu CD/2LP+CD (Kompakt)
Abaporu, the Brazilian dancefloor virtuoso displays his expertise in bouncing prime-time cuts and sophisticated pop vignettes. Includes the summer singles "Take Control" and "Too Late."
>Lenny Breau
– La Bootleg 1984 CD (Linus)
Lenny Breau is regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, both by fans and fellow guitarists. On the 30th anniversary of his untimely death (his murder remains unsolved) a newly discovered live recording containing songs never previously recorded or released by the revered jazz guitarist, is being released globally, alongside his best selling catalog -- many of which have been unavailable for several years.

>Jeff Bridges & The Abiders
– Live CD (Mailboat)
Live, Jeff and the band present great new renditions of songs associated with his career as well as some new songs, including their presentation of classics like "So You Want To Be A Rock And Roll Star" (The Byrds), Townes Van Zandt's "To Live Is To Fly," and Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Lookin' Out My Back Door."
>Peita Brown
– Paradise Outlaw CD (Red House)
Paradise Outlaw was recorded in four days at Bon Iver mastermind Justin Vernon's April Base studio in Wisconsin with a supporting cast that includes Vernon, Amos Lee, Brown's troubadour father, Greg Brown and various members of an experimental group of players she calls the Sawdust Collective. "When Pieta sings you're aware of something effortless and natural, like rain on earth." -- Mark Knopfler
>Buffalo Tooth
– Gardeners Of The Devil’s Lettuce CD/LP (Captcha)
Thrashy, no-bullsh!t hard rock. These dudes are on the wild-living-and-uncontrolled-freedom tip. These jams will serve you if you happen to find yourself stealing gasoline for your chopper or skateboarding to the corner store to score some prime snacks. Possibly not the ditties for you if you're wearing a badge.

>The Butcher Babies
– Uncovered CD (Century Media)
Taking a page from heroes Metallica and Guns & Roses, Los Angeles metal act The Butcher Babies have recorded an EP of cover tunes.

>Colbie Caillat
– Gypsy Heart CD (Republic)
Gypsy Heart is the fourth album from the singer/songwriter. For the album, Colbie worked with Grammy award winning and legendary producer Kenneth ''Babyface'' Edmonds, in-demand songwriter David Hodges, and longtime friend Jason Reeves. Songs like ''Land Called Far Away'' pair her distinct delivery with breezy acoustic guitars and a distinctly organic energy. Meanwhile, ''Floodgates'' begins with shimmering keys and propulsive handclaps as she carries a soaring hook. ''Never Getting Over You'' builds into a powerful refrain after a subtle verse. Features the hit "Try."
– Angst In My Veins CD/LP (Equal Vision)
New album The San Diego, CA-based melodic hardcore outfit.

– Alien Soundtracks I & II [Reissue 1977/1988] CD (Cleopatra)
The complete
Alien Soundtracks saga now available on one disc. Experimental dystopian sci-fi rock from the spaciest San Francisco-based proto-industrial legends, originally released in 1977. The landmark Alien Soundtracks has been widely proclaimed one of the most innovative rock albums ever and was subsequently revisited by the band in 1988 with a sequel that explores similar musical and lyrical themes.
>The Stanley Clarke Band
– Up CD (Mack Avenue)
The legendary bassist’s new album is equal parts electric and acoustic bass.

>Davenport Cabinet
– Damned Renegades CD/LP (Equal Vision)
Davenport Cabinet features Travis Stever of Coheed And Cambria.

– Blood Mantra CD/CD+DVD (Nuclear Blast)
Sixth album from the death metal band. With their emphasis on inventive songwriting and technical prowess, Decapitated has earned the respect of their musical peers and have gained a devoted fan base. Vogg, the band’s musical mastermind, creates songs that often feature blazing tempos, crushing riffs and memorable guitar solos. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a bonus DVD.

>Madi Diaz
– Phantom CD (Nettwerk)
Madi Diaz's
Phantom is an open-faced and undeniably honest chronicle of falling down, getting back up, and heading to the horizon. The songs expand upon Madi's brand of sophisticated indie pop, taking on grungy, pulsating bass lines that open up to shimmering, expansive chords, punchy drum beats and unfettered vocal swagger.
– Stratum CD (Endtime Productions)
Ending seven years of silence, Norway's Drottnar return fire with a hail of sonic bullets. Through eight tracks of disharmonic bunker metal, they force seemingly formless structures into terrifying monoliths of industrial strength.

>Kat Edmonson
– The Big Picture CD (Sony Masterworks)
The Big Picture introduces extraordinary new layers of pop craft, highlighting Kat's uniquely infectious vocal style as well as her equally exceptional songwriting skills, blending memorable hooks with lyrics that are witty, wise and tender. The album is a delicious batch of pop perfection with songs that are tight, polished and more upbeat than anything she's done before. Edmonson draws from a wellspring of '50s and '60s pop, AM radio, present-day pop-rock, and movie soundtracks.
>Electric Wizard
– Time To Die CD/2xLP+MP3 (Spinefarm)
Electric Wizard return with their first new album since 2010. Their astounding eighth album
Time To Die fizzes and crackles with the malevolent energy of a giant black sun blotting out the sky; this is their heaviest album since magnum opus Dope Throne (2000), their most evil since fan favorite Come My Fanatics (1997), and the most acidic and psychedelic of their career to date.
>Electric Youth
– Innerworld CD/LP (Secretly Canadian)
"Crafted in the image of nu-romantic synth-pop acts like Soft Cell and Yaz, Electric Youth's
Innerworld is awash in '80s earmarks. In fact, Yaz's Vince Clarke lent a hand (and a Yamaha CS80) to the album. The arpeggiated melodies and programmed drums that course through Innerworld evoke memories of lost '80s hits, hinting at the likes of Berlin, Nu Shooz, Scandal and Regina, especially in tracks like ‘Without You’ and the slower ballad ‘If All She Has Is You.’ Electric Youth operates with a sense of remove, though, evocative of icy Italo hits of that same era." – NPR
>Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
– The Hightone Years 3xCD (Rockbeat)
This triple-disc collection contains Jack Ellliot’s two most popular albums,
Friends Of Mine and The Long Ride. Both feature artists such as Tom Russell, Emmylou Harris, Dave Alvin, Bob Weir and more. Also included a rare 1997 concert with Jack singing his signature songs and telling stories about his life as a troubadour.
>Melissa Etheridge
– This Is M.E. CD/LP (M.E. Records)
Recorded in New York and Los Angeles,
This Is M.E. features 11 new songs all written or co-written by Etheridge along with writers such as Jon Levine (Andy Grammer), Jerrod Bettis (Birdy, Adele), Jerry Wonda and Roccstar and includes tracks produced by Levine, Bettis and Mark Batson (Grace Potter & The Nocturnals).
– Hymns For The Broken CD (AFM)
Three and a half years after
Glorious Collision, Swedish metallers return with a brand new album.
– Split Image [Reissue/1987] CD/LP (Southern Lord)
Following their 2013 reunion, the Californian hardcore/thrash metal crossover band Excel has teamed up with Southern Lord for this expanded reissue their debut album (originally released through Suicidal and Caroline Records in 1987). Widely regarded as a classic album,
Split Image was produced by Randy Burns (Death, Possessed, Megadeth, Kreator, Suicidal Tendencies).
>The Fervor
– Bleeder CD (Karate Body)
Louisville's The Fervor formed around the husband/wife pair of Natalie (voice and keys) and Ben (guitar and harmony) Felker. The accumulating thunderhead of "Moment Of Truth" and the sly, snapping shifts in "The Void" move forward toward bringing light to mysteries of personality amd intimacy -- but without any pretense of a definitive answer, and far removed from any calming platitudes.

– Back To Oblivion CD (Razor & Tie)
In 2003, Finch took the post-hardcore world by storm with its gold-selling, debut record,
What It Is To Burn. In 2006, the band released their sophomore album, Say Hello To Sunshine. In 2013 (after a band hiatus), Finch reunited for a 10 Year Anniversary Tour of What It Is to Burn, playing the album from start to finish in venues all over the world. Back To Oblivion is there first new album in five years. Vinyl version due November 10.
>Finnegan’s Hell
– Drunk, Sick & Blue CD (Heptown)
New album includes their Celtic Punk hit ''Drunken Christmas,'' which was voted 'best Christmas song of the year' in 2013 by the readers of Sweden's biggest music Magazine, Gaffa. Also includes the band's classic version of ''The Molly Maguires,'' which has become an underground hit on YouTube with more than half a million views.

>Flying Colors
– Second Nature CD/LP (Mascot)
Flying Colors is the talent-ridden supergroup consisting of guitarist Steve Morse, drummer Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, bass player Dave LaRue and the comparatively new talent, pop singer/songwriter Casey McPherson. The band challenge conventional wisdom about combining virtuoso music and melodic songwriting on their new album,
Second Nature.
>Freak Kitchen
– Cooking With Pagans CD (Thunderstruck)
This Swedish trio has always been a tremendously respected live act, and for the first time their energetic live vibe has been captured in the studio. Influences stretch from AC/DC to classical South Indian music.

>Fumaca Preta
– Fumaca Preta CD/LP (Soundway)
Fumaca Preta's (pronounced Foomassa Pretta - meaning Black Smoke) hard hitting, free-wheeling debut album brings together elements of tropicalia, psychedelic rock, fuzz funk, musique concrète, acid house, audiophonic electronics, hair metal, voodoo and African, Brazilian and Latin rhythms.

>Function/Vatican Shadow
– Games Have Rules CD/2xLP (Hospital Productions)
Collaborative album of evocative and classic techno and ambient.

>Lee Gamble
– Koch CD/2xLP (Pan)
Sharing some stylistic affinity with his previous records, which excavated his deeply personal history with UK jungle and rave, and techno, this new work dives even deeper to reveal a singular and intimate musical vantage point, shifting to approaching music as projection, state, hallucination, an other place. With
Koch we experience an artist constructing a future after time spent deconstructing the past. If you dig recent stuff on Modern Love (Andy Stott, Demdike Stare, Miles, G.H.), then you need to own this album.
– R-Kive 3xCD (Atlantic)
Three-CD collection containing the prog band's biggest hits plus solo recordings from the key members. Chronologically ordered,
R-Kive features Genesis's biggest hits including "Invisible Touch," "Turn It On Again," "Land Of Confusion," and "I Can't Dance." Along the way it also visits Mike + The Mechanics' classics "The Living Years" and "Over My Shoulder," Collins' "In The Air Tonight" and his Philip Bailey duet "Easy Lover," and Peter Gabriel's "Solsbury Hill."
>Alice Gerrard
– Follow The Music CD/LP (Tompkins Square)
Alice Gerrard is a trailblazing folksinger who famously collaborated with Hazel Dickens. Their classic recordings for Folkways and Rounder in the ‘60s and ‘70s "rank among the most influential recordings in folk music history," (AllMusic), and laid the groundwork for many artists, especially female bluegrass and folk musicians.
Follow The Music features traditional tunes and original songs by Alice, produced by Hiss Golden Messenger's M.C. Taylor, and features members of Hiss Golden Messenger and Megafaun.
>Robin Gibb
– 50 St. Catherine’s Drive CD (Rhino)
The last solo album by the legendary songwriter, performer and founding Bee Gee, Robin Gibb, who died in May 2012.
50 St Catherine’s Drive was compiled by his wife Dwina Gibb and son RJ Gibb, and includes most of the tracks originally recorded for the album, plus the last tracks written and recorded by Robin Gibb.
>Charlie Haden/Jim Hall
– Charlie Haden/Jim Hall CD (Blue Note)
Archive release of a previously-unreleased performance by these two recently departed masters at the 1990 Montreal International Jazz Festival. At first this might seem an unusual pairing - the dean of the avant-garde bass and a fellow that defined mainstream jazz guitar - but Charlie Haden and Jim Hall shared much common ground.

>Happy Family
– Minimal Gods CD (Cuneiform)
Happy Family first appeared in the mid 1990s as part of the explosion of exciting, underground bands roaring out of Japan at that time. They released two albums of over-the-top avant-rock for Cuneiform Records in 1995 and 1997 and then fell silent. Reforming with original personnel, they are back and just as heavy and intense as they ever were.

– Everybody Knows We Got Nowhere [Reissue/2000] 2xCD/2xLP (Rooster)
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 2000 album including bonus B-sides, demos and more. Broken hands, lost Rickenbackers, and sliced tendons aside, Simon Price (guitar, vocals), Hugo Morgan (bass), Wayne Maskell (drums) and Paul Allen (guitar) hit many highs during this time. It represents the full force of the Heads' psychedelic pummel, their trippiest, most psych collection, brutal yet beautiful. The hardcover, full-color box set wrapped in a specially printed tote bag, includes a 70-plus-minute CD of previously unreleased material culled from Price's CD-R archives.

>The History Of Apple Pie
– Feel Something CD/LP (Marshall Teller)
Feel Somthing is the follow-up to last year's Out Of View debut, which saw the British indie band propelled into the spotlight - hitting #8 in the UK Indie Breakers Chart, #2 in the UK Record Store Chart and winning fans the world over with their infectious fuzzed-out candied pop sound. Feel Something features ten tracks including the piano-laden lead single "Tame" and last year's surf rock referencing "Don't You Wanna Be Mine?" Recorded over the last few months at Sublime Studios in London, like its predecessor, it was again produced and engineered by the band's Jerome Watson with additional engineering by Joshua Third of The Horrors and Charles Reeves.
>Hot Rize
– When I’m Free CD (Ten In Hand)
Ever since Tim O' Brien, Pete Wernick, Nick Foster, and Charles Sawtelle first appeared onstage together in 1978, Hot Rize has been one of bluegrass music's most beloved and critically-acclaimed bands punctuated by winning the IBMA's first Entertainer Of The Year Award. Although it's been almost 25 years since their last studio album, the foursome - with guitarist Bryan Sutton taking the place of the late Sawtelle - hasn't lost a step, as they prove on their new record,
When I’m Free.
>How To Disappear Completely
– Daughters Of Eve CD (MRI Associated)
How To Disappear Completely formed in the spring of 2012 when singer/guitarist James Bailey and bass player Thomas Calandra both formerly of Syracuse hardcore band Architect got together. They then approached violinist/keyboardist Devon Robillard and shortly after his addition they recruited drummer Ian MacNeil for percussion duties. Within a few months after writing and demoing songs, HTDC got Kyle Heath to fill in the empty second guitar spot.

>Engelbert Humperdinck
– Engelbert Calling 2xCD (MRI Associated)
New double-disc duets album featuring Humperdinck’s collaborations with Elton John, Cliff Richard, Olivia Newton-John, Willie Nelson, Lulu, Gene Simmons, Shelby Lynne, Andrea Corr, Smokey Robinson, Johnny Mathis, Neil Sedaka, Dionne Warwick, Wynonna Judd, Ron Sexsmith, and many others.

>Chris Herbert
– Constants CD (Room40)
Sounds sourced from field recordings and domestic environments are augmented by shortwave radio, degraded cassettes, processed guitars, cymbals, and more.

– Burn The Navigator CD/LP (Alternative Tentacles)
This throbbing 32-piece band of masked chaos invites all to dissolve the performer/audience divide and melt into the bedlam. Denver’s Itchy-O Marching Band is a percussion-centered electronic ensemble and the mobile arm of the experimental film/music troupe Itchy-O. With a driving tribal drum corps complemented by an arsenal of special surround sound effects units (including synthesizers, theremin, vocoders, and several other hand held electronic devices), Itchy-O immerses the listener from every angle in an electric bog of music, ephemera and spectacle.

>Lady Antibellum
– 747 CD (Capitol Nashville)
Fifth album from the seven-time Grammy winning trio. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds four bonus tracks.

>La Flingue
– Adhesif Scotch Zero Trois LP (P. Trash)
A blend of razor sharp guitar salvos, hard-hitting punky backbeats, and cranky vocals in their catchy, and unique French/English mixed style.

>Les Marinellis
– Les Marinellis LP (P. Trash)
Sweeping, frisky ‘60s garage pop.

– (I’ve Got Trouble In Mind) 7" & Rare Stuff 2009/2014 CD/LP+MP3 (Trouble In Mind)
New compilation of The Liminanas’ out of print singles and compilation tracks, some making their first appearance on vinyl. Every non-album track you need is here, from the out-of-print Hozac single, to the Trouble In Mind 2011 limited tour single to their appearances on various compilations and tributes, all in one handy place.

>The Liptones
– Sidospår CD/LP (Amty)
Following the overwhelming response to a 'hidden track' on their second album which was sung in Swedish, the band decided to take this concept one step beyond by recording a full album with all tracks sung in Swedish. Continuing with their brand of high-energy ska, The Liptones combine the sounds of 2-Tone, punk, and original ‘60s ska and soul.

>Jon Lord/Deep Purple & Friends
– Celebrating Jon Lord The Rock Legend 2xCD (Eagle Rock)
The 2014 edition of The Sunflower Jam was divided into two parts the first part spotlighting Jon Lord's classical music compositions and this second part featuring highlights of his career as a rock musician. Spread out over two CDs, the first disc features Deep Purple Mk III songs played by Paice with the old friend Glenn Hughes, together with Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson, Rick Wakeman of Yes fame, Steve Balsamo (who sang in the late Jon Lord band and in his last studio album
Concerto), members of The Temperance Movement, ex-members of Whitesnake, Marsden and Moody and "The Modfather" Paul Weller. The second disc features a set performed by the current Deep Purple lineup.
– Switched On CD (Battle Axe)
Madchild is notorious for his work as the lead MC with Canadian hip-hop phenoms, Swollen Members.

>Jimbo Mathus
– Jimmy The Kid CD (Big Legal Mess)
Jimmy The Kid was recorded in 2006-2007, and signaled a departure from the more bluesy recordings he had been releasing since disbanding Squirrel Nut Zippers and doing a four year stint with blues patriarch Buddy Guy. The recording includes some of Mathus’s best songwriting and some true honky-tonk gems like "Check Out Time," and "Highway At Night," as well as some good-old redneck rock and roll.
– Ophidian Trek 2xCD+DVD/2xCD+Blu-ray (Nuclear Blast)
Formed in the college town of Umea in northern Sweden in 1987, Meshuggah is one of the few purely and honestly lateral-thinking forces, genuinely dedicated to pushing the boundaries of extreme music.
Ophidian Trek captures their entire live gig at Brixton, London in 2013, and is paired with a DVD or Blu-ray film of the show.
>Raul Midon
– Don’t Hesitate CD (Artistry Music)
Singer/songwriter, guitarist and multi-instrumental virtuoso Raul Midon returns with a new collection of jazz, R&B and folk infused selections.

>Montibus Communitas
– The Pilgrim To The Absolute CD/LP+MP3 (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)
New album from the Peruvian sound collective. Each of the album's six songs is a chapter in which we find the titular pilgrim (which is the band/listener/everything at once) on another stage of this massive, mesmerizing, metaphysical road trip. Heavy, heady stuff, without question. This is nothing less than a spiritual, ambient-art, high-altitude, altered-state, improvisational sonic prayer that's equally human & down-to-earth (which is floating in space).

>Monty Python
– Monty Python’s Total Rubbish: The Complete Collection 9xCD/10xLP (Virgin)
Following the release of
Monty Python Sings (Again), the Pythons also unveil a career spanning box set. Monty Python's nine UK albums Monty Python's Flying Circus, Another Monty Python Record, Monty Python's Previous Record, Matching Tie And Handkerchief, Live At Drury Lane, Holy Grail, Life Of Brian, Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album, and The Meaning Of Life are united for the first time to create the ultimate collectors' edition purchase. Both CD and LP releases also include a limited edition 7'' Single of their 1974 flexi-disc "Monty Python's Tiny Black Round Thing."
>Mr. Big
– …The Stories We Could Tell CD (Frontiers)
New studio album from the melodic hard rockers.

>Nico Muhly
– Two Boys 2xCD (Nonesuch)
Double-disc release of Nico Muhly s opera
Two Boys, recorded live during the Metropolitan Opera's 2013 production with conductor David Robertson and director Bartlett Sher. The two-act opera, which features a libretto by award-winning playwright Craig Lucas, is loosely based on true events and follows a lonely detective whose investigation of a seemingly simple crime draws her into a complex web of online intrigue.
>Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
– Another Day From Life CD (Rebel)
In a relatively short time, Ohioan Joe Mullins has established himself and his group as one of the leaders of today’s crop of traditional bluegrass bands. But what may seem like a short time is really more like a lifetime of involvement with the music: the son of a noted fiddler, promoter, and DJ Paul Mullins, Joe has extended the family’s extremely successful track record, adding ownership of several radio stations to the highlights of a unique career.

– Together We’re Stranger [Reissue/2003] CD (Kscope)
Originally released in 2003, No-Man’s fifth album
Together We’re Stranger saw the duo of Tim Bowness and Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson further extending the reach of its panoramic soundscapes and cracked, mournful, ballads. Boasting impressive performances from Ben Castle (clarinets), Roger Eno (harmonium) and Gramophone's David Picking (percussion, trumpet), amongst others, the album is a powerful and emotionally direct statement that has deservedly garnered cult acclaim. This 2014 version has been remastered by Steven Wilson and includes two bonus tracks with the included booklet features sleeve notes from Mojo Magazine's Johnny Black.
– The Return CD (Razor & Tie)
After 17 years in the game, the Florida nu-metal quintet sustains the same energy that sparked its foundation back in 1997. In February 2014, the guys entered Groovemaster Studios with Grammy Award-nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Staind, Megadeth) and engineer Daniel Salcidoto.

– (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? [Reissue/1995] CD/3xCD/2xLP+MP3 (Big Brother Recordings)
Oasis’ multi-platinum follow up to
Definitely Maybe has been remastered reissued as a standard single-disc as well as Deluxe triple-CD and double-LP set (which features a digital download bundle of all bonus CD content). Previously unheard demos of She's Electric and Rockin Chair recorded at Mark Coyle's Manchester studio. Highlights of the bonus material: Demos of "Some Might Say," "Hey Now," and "Bonehead’s Bank Holiday" recorded by Mark Coyle for the first time at the band's soundcheck at Club Quattro in Tokyo in September 1994; Live recordings from legendary gigs such as Knebworth House, Maine Road Stadium, Earls Court, and Bath Pavilion’ All of the Morning Glory B-sides including "Talk Tonight," "Acquiesce," "The Masterplan," and "Underneath The Sky." (Also available as a Super Deluxe set which includes three CDs, two LPs, a cassette, plus a 7'' and 12'' single.)
– Accelerate CD (Dark Descent)
Awesome album of Italian punk-rock and speed metal ala Motörhead.

>Christopher Owens
– A New Testament CD/LP (Turnstyle)
Second solo album from the former Girls frontman. "The album finds Owens tackling some heavy themes and playing around with classic American sounds like gospel and old-timey country. But there’s a summery, chipper lightness to many of the songs here, and if I had to guess, I’d name Buddy Holly as the single greatest influence on the whole project." – Stereogum

– Deprived CD (Dark Descent)
Darkened death metal from Canada.

>Pine Hill Haints
– Majik Sounds Of The Pine Hill Haints CD/LP (K Records)
This is the fourth Halloween dance party long player the Haints have cut for K.

While it plays like a classic Prince album, produced, arranged, composed, and performed by the Man in Purple,
ART OFFICIAL AGE is also a contemporary concoction of soul, R&B and funk.
>Prince & 3rdeyegirl
– Plectrumelectrum CD (WB)
Plectrumelectrum is a classic band record, with 3rdeyegirl – a funk band comprised of Prince, Donna Grantis (guitar), Hannah Ford Welton (drums) and Ida Nielsen (bass). Recorded live and in analog, the album is an electrifying funk-rock statement. Many of the tracks were performed live on the "Hit & Run" tours of the UK earlier this year - incendiary performances in a series of historic venues - which led The Guardian to declare ''These are performances by one of the greatest funk-rock bands ever.''
– Cultural Forgeries CD (Alrealon Musique)
Robin Storey explains: "In 2013 I was asked by my friend Robert Pepper (Pas Musique) if I wanted to do an ‘unplugged’ album. I was intrigued by the idea and agreed. I thought of ways of constructing pieces that did not involve any ‘processing.’ I wanted to make something that was essentially acoustic recordings but which were composed and arranged to give some depth and intricacy to them. The treatments and processing are as much a part of composition as are the instruments and the recordings. In a way I failed to make an unplugged album but I did make something which was outside of my usual work process and for that i am thankful."

>Duncan Reid And The Big Heads
– The Difficult Second Album CD (LBH)
Second solo album from legendary punk rocker Duncan 'Kid' Reid, best known for his work with The Boys. As singer and bass player of Joey Ramone's favorite band, Duncan rode on the crest of a wave during punk's original late-‘70s heyday as part of a wider collective of friends and peers that included Sex Pistols, The Clash, Generation X and a host of other power-chord pioneers.

>Django Reinhardt
–Best Of The Broadcast Performances 2xCD (Fuel 2000)
Double-CD anthology is drawn entirely from recordings made between 1940 and 1950.

>Calvin Richardson
– I Am Calvin CD (BMG Rights Management)
Dubbed as the 'Prince of Soul,' Grammy-nominated recording artist Calvin Richardson has made it his mission today's keeper of yesterday's soul music.

>J Rider
– No Longer Anonymous [Reissue/1996] CD/LP+MP3 (Machu Picchu)
After the 1976 release of Inside the Shadow, the band Anonymous decided to change their name to J Rider and pursued a similar rich vein of impeccable songwriting, but this time adding more hard rock to the mix. Remastered and restored by Warren Defever for maximum brilliance.

>Ritual Howls
– Turkish Leather CD/LP (Felte)
This three Detroit three-piece mixes industrial, death rock, and Spaghetti Western guitar sounds.

>Roberto Rodriguez
– Aguares: The Book Of Angels Volume 23 CD (Tzadik)
Roberto Rodriguez’s dynamic blending of Cuban music with the Jewish tradition has produced some of the most popular and best selling CDs on the
Radical Jewish series. Here he turns his brilliant arranging skills and fabulous all-star ensemble to nine beautiful melodies from Zorn’s lyrical Book Of Angels. Recorded in Israel with some of the strongest musicians out of the exciting Israeli music scene the music is at once familiar and surprising, touching on traditions while bringing them into the 21st century with imagination, wit and a passionate creativity.
>Steve Rothery Band
– Live In Rome CD (Inside Out U.S.)
The legendary guitarist and founding member of Marillion, Steve Rothery has long been known for his unique playing style, and in the live setting the experience cannot be matched. This brilliant live set sees Rothery airing tracks from his forthcoming solo album,
The Ghosts Of Pripyat, which was financed by an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign that reached its target in the first 24 hours.
>Ruby Fray
– Grackle CD/LP (K Records)
Coming a long way from her debut album,
Pith, Ruby Fray's new album Grackle blends Americana sweetness with sludgy dissonance. Helmed by Emily Beanblossom, the band teamed up with Pith producer, Ben Hargett, to record the album at Dub Narcotic Studio in Olympia, WA. Their 2014 recording preserves the playful jangly genre-bouncing enervation found in their previous work while insisting on a more disciplined approach to songwriting.
>The Rural Alberta Advantage
– Mended With Gold CD/LP (Saddle Creek)
Mended With Gold is the third album from the Canadian folk indie folk outfit. The ideas and moods created in these songs tie back to the album title Mended With Gold, embracing the idea that the breakage and repair of an object becomes part of its unique history and ultimately makes it more valuable instead of a blemish to disguise. The Rural Alberta Advantage have taken all of their successes, losses, adventures, and heartbreaks over the past few years, and forged them together into an unforgettably powerful work of beauty. (Limited vinyl version pressed on clear wax with metallic gold splatter.)
>Dylan Ryan/Sand
– Circa CD (Cuneiform)
Two years after the release of their impressive debut
Sky Bleached, Dylan Ryan/Sand release Circa, a purposeful continuation of the aesthetic that the group had fostered on its first record. Circa, which features guitarist Timothy Young (David Sylvian, Reggie Watts, Wayne Horvitz), bassist Devin Hoff (Nels Cline Singers, Yoko Ono, Cibo Matto) and leader/composer/drummer Dylan Ryan (Herculaneum) has a wholly unique styling, which ranges from the fearlessly improvisational to the tender; the abrasive to the understated.
– The Son Of Norma 2xCD (Dope House)
SPM (South Park Mexican) embody the elements of Texas southern rap. He has garnished a cult following built up through the Texas rap scene through numerous high chart topping releases and his association with legendary DJ Screw 'Chopped & Screwed' culture.

– G.S.N.T 3: The Troubled Times Of Brian Carenard CD/LP (Squid Ink Squad, LLC)
Rapper/actor/reality TV star Saigon is back with his third album.

>The Script
– No Sound Without Silence CD (Columbia)
Fourth studio album from the multi-platinum selling Irish rock trio from Dublin, which has been called "Ireland's biggest band since U2."

>Sea Oleena
– Shallow CD/LP (Lefse)
Charlotte Oleena began writing simple soundscapes as Sea Oleena in early 2010, shaped by melancholy and never wanting to leave her bedroom. With an initial focus on recording, she began playing shows by herself regularly a year after the release of her first EP. Since then she’s played shows with a handful of musicians, but has recently been playing alone again, moving pointedly in the direction of wide and open ambient worlds. At the end of 2012, following two self-released EPs, Oleena began writing what would become her first label-released album,
Shallow. Her tactful use of textures and instrumentation make for a blissful, cinematic listen that’s centered on what matters most: her captivating voice.
>Sempiternal Dusk
– Sempiternal Dusk CD (Dark Descent)
Ritualistic and dark death metal.

>David Shea
– Rituals CD (Room40)
Electro-acoustic deconstructions and semiotic acoustic renderings with contributions from Oren Ambarchi and Lawrence English.

>Blake Shelton
– Bringing Back The Sunshine CD (WB)
New album from the country superstar.

>Elizabeth Shepherd
– Signal CD (Linus)
Velvety-voiced pianist Elizabeth Shepherd arrived on the international scene in 2006 when her debut album
Start To Move was voted one of the top three jazz albums of the year by the listeners of the influential Gilles Peterson Show on BBC Radio Worldwide. Since then, the Canadian soul-jazz innovator has released three widely acclaimed records and toured extensively in North America, Europe, Japan and Latin America. Along with Esperanza Spalding, Robert Glasper, and Jose James she is seen as part of a wave of young jazz musicians bringing the art form to a new generation of music fans.
>Sick Of It All
– Last Act Of Defiance CD/LP+CD (Century Media)
Sick Of It All’s tenth album -- 14 anthems of heartfelt, no-holds-barred hardcore.

>Ricky Skaggs And Sharon White
– Hearts Like Ours CD (Skaggs Family)
The multiple Grammy, CMA and Dove Award winners are married both on stage and off in this tender work that they have waited their whole professional careers to craft in perfect harmony together.
Hearts Like Ours captures a modern take on a classic country.
>Slow Magic
– How To Run Away CD/LP (Downtown)
Sophomore album from masked producer. ""Moody and full of super-intense synth sounds and catchy percussion... dreamy yet as refreshing as ever, this is your smooth soundtrack to the last days of summer." – Stereofox

>David Smith/Bill Laswell/John Zorn
– The Dream Membrane CD (Tzadik)
This fabulous collaborative musical project features the legendary magus David Chaim Smith reading selections from his mystical text
The Awakening Ground along with the magical pioneer of dark ambient music Bill Laswell on bass and drones, and John Zorn on shofar and alto saxophone. Evocative and meditative, this is a rare and unique project that synthesizes Kabbalah, mysticism and the hypnotic swirls of dark ambient music.
>Soft Swells
– Floodlights CD/LP (Modern Outsider)
Drums shake, organs swell, guitars rock and vocals soar.

>Sons Of Bill
– Love And Logic CD/LP (Gray Fox)
Charlottesville, Virginia’s Sons Of Bill find inspiration in the region's rich literary and cultural traditions. With Grammy nominated producer and former Uncle Tupelo/Wilco drummer Ken Coomer at the helm, the band has elevated their artistry to new heights by making an album that is as current as it is rooted in the foundations of early alt-country, long before the term Americana was coined.

– Soulbender II CD (Rat Pak)
Formed over a decade ago in Seattle, Washington, Soulbender is comprised of Queensrÿche guitarist Michael Wilton, vocalist Nick Pollock (My Sisters Machine), guitarist Dave Groves (ex-Tin Pan/Fallen Angel) and drummer Wes Hallam (ex-Assault/Fallen Angel). Michael Wilton describes Soulbender as a very progressive, hard rock band with very intense musicians and a couple of the members are prodigies.

– Circle CD (Black Cult)
Seventh release from the Swedish band. The production of
Circle is the most natural sounding in their discography. The dark feel that was present on Death Is Certain Life Is Not is subtler this time, allowing more space for their raw grooves and heaviness.
>Stiff Little Fingers
– No Going Back CD (Mondo Music)
New album from the veteran Irish Punk band led by Jake Burns. Stiff Little Fingers are a seminal punk rock band from Northern Ireland, formed in 1977.
No Going Back is their first album in a decade.
>Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives
– Saturday Night/Sunday Morning CD/2xLP (Superlatone)
On his new double-album, Stuart captures all the authentic neon and stained-glass hues of country music from love and sex to heartache and hardship to family and God across its twenty-three tracks.

– First Day [Reissue/1993] CD (DGM)
Sylvian/Fripp – Damage [Reissue/1994] CD (DGM)
Experimental yet accessible, song driven yet leaving ample room for instrumental exploration,
The First Day is a great advert for such occasional meetings insofar as it manages to showcase the individual strengths of both artists while drawing something new and unexpected from their joint work. Damage was recorded at the final London concerts in December 1993 and issued in 1994. Whereas the studio album had a measured grace and power, the live album was even more muscular on the rock pieces, drawing some extraordinary performances from all contributors.
– Blue Room Archives CD (Pavement Ent.)
This collection of songs includes acoustic versions of their two biggest singles ''Breakdown'' and ''Mourning.'' Also included are rare and unreleased tracks extending over Tantric's entire career.

– Casino CD (Hapna Sweden)
Tape’s sixth full-length begs to be listened to on headphones, for its quiet splendor, its swelling tones, and the microscopic details scuttling across the floor of the mix.

Team Spirit – Killing Time CD/LP (Vice)
"Historically, every time rock ‘n’ roll has started to seem terminally stagnant some group of young musicians will power-wash away the stylistic and philosophical cruft that the genre’s accumulated, relocating its live-wire heart and giving it new life by connecting it to the core principles that it’s forgotten about. In the past, that task has fallen on punks, alt-rockers, and garage rock revivalists, and today it’s falling on a loosely affiliated community of bands that combine all the above with the kind of frills-free, gut-punch energy that’s made legends out of bands like the Stooges and AC/DC. One of those groups is Team Spirit, founded by former Passion Pit keyboardist Ayad Al-Adhammy after an aesthetic epiphany where he ditched synthesizers for a six-string.
Killing Time is a raging gang fight of classic rock guitar riffing and sugar-sweet pop-punk hooks with the potential to connect with van-driving, horns-throwing headbangers as deeply as it does with stage-diving punk kids." – Entertainment Weekly
>The Time And Space Machine
– Presents: The Way Out Sound From In CD/2xLP (Ample Play)
Ample Play Records releases a heavy-duty collection of Richard Norris’ recent
Time And Space Machine mixes. A man of many guises, he has operated as a duo—as The Grid with Dave Ball, as Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve with Erol Alkan—but when it's time for some solo sonic action, he records and remixes as The Time And Space Machine. Here he remixes tracks by Warpaint, Tame Impala, Jagwar Ma, Psychemagik, Temples, The Sufis, and more.
>Torch Runner
– Endless Running CD/LP (Southern Lord)
"North Carolina grindcore trio Torch Runner have been a force to be reckoned with since their inception, previously releasing two excellent full lengths as well as a split with their similarly bleak and harsh peers in Young And In The Way.
Endless Nothing marks the band's third LP and their first for new label Southern Lord, and it's the most intense material from the band to date by a long shot and undoubtedly one of the heaviest, most volatile and overall best extreme records I've heard from any band in any genre in 2014." –
>Tove Lo
– Queen Of The Clouds CD (Island)
Highly anticipated debut album from the Swedish songbird. Tove Lo first entered the pop arena earlier this year in March with the release of her critically acclaimed debut EP,
Truth Serum, and widely appraised live performances at this 2014's SXSW in Austin, TX. Vinyl version due October 14.
>The Tragic Thrills
– The Tragic Thrills CD (Washington Square)
The Tragic Thrills manage to infuse a poignant narrative into meticulously crafted music. The band incorporates strands of rock, pop, folk, and country to create a modern and alternative take on those genres for their enthralling debut album.

Trigger Hippy – Trigger Hippy CD (Rounder)
"You can see this as a player's band," explains co-founder Steve Gorman, who also co-founded The Black Crowes, "but it really is a band, in the true sense of that word." Vocals are shared by multi-platinum singer Joan Osborne and veteran recording artist Jackie Greene. Rounding out the broup are lead guitarist Tom Bukovac and bassist Nick Govrik, who wrote many of the band's songs. The Nashville-based quintet's debut album
Trigger Hippy draws on the strengths of all five, both individually and collectively, and showcases influences and inspiration from Memphis soul to rock, country and blues. One can sense The Band here, and Little Feat, some Led Zeppelin, and a tent revival. Gorman rightly calls it a "rock band that can jam." Vinyl version due November 24.
>Unit 731
– The Hive Mind CD/LP (Deathwish Inc.)
Unit 731 is a hardcore metal band formed in Pittsburgh in 2005. The band combines death metal, hardcore, and slam to create a heavy and chaotic sound that Pittsburgh bands are notable for. Influences include Dying Fetus, All Out War, Irate, and Built Upon Frustration.

>Various Artists [Tim Gane]
- Kollektion 01: Sky Records Compiled by Tim Gane CD/LP (Bureau B)
First release in this compilation series is an overview of the hugely-important German Krautrock label Sky Records, compiled by Tim Gane (Stereolab). Artists include: Cluster, Moebius, Roedelius, Gunter Schickert, Michael Rother, and Asmus Tietchens.

>Various Artists
- Arkansas at 78RPM: Corn Dodgers & Hoss Hair Pullers CD (Dust-To-Digital)
A collection of original 78RPM hillbilly and song-based country music from 1928-1937.

>Various Artists
– The Soul Of Designer Records 4xCD (Big Legal Mess)
If passion and fervor were electricity, the performances on The Soul Of Designer Records could put the glow in every neon sign in the city on the Mississippi River where they were recorded. Between 1967 and 1977 Designer label founder Style Wooten and his studio main man Roland Janes (a heroic figure in Memphis music), produced between 400 and 500 gospel singles. Many of the artists they recorded came from Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas, but as the label’s reputation grew they began arriving from more far flung locales—Chicago, St. Louis, Boston, Ohio, the Carolinas, Florida, California—sometimes literally waiting in line for their turn to cut at Janes’ Sonic Studios. Many of these numbers share a badass, wild-eyed energy—the same primitive, reverb-soaked mojo that drives the classic Memphis rockabilly, garage rock and blues that was Janes’ specialty.

>Various Artists
– We Are The Music Makers! Preserving The Soul Of America’s Music 2xCD (Music Maker)
The Music Maker Relief Foundation celebrates its 20
th Anniversary with this comprehensive double-disc compilation (released in conjunction with a new book and traveling exhibit). The 44-track collection includes Taj Mahal, Guitar Gabriel, John Dee Holeman, Etta Baker, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Leyla McCalla, Ironing Board Sam, and many others, with over two hours of music.
>Violent Soho
– Hungry Ghost CD/LP (Side One Dummy)
"The Buddhist concept of the ‘hungry ghost’ neatly sums up the urgency, the want, the search of Violent Soho’s music. Amid the riffs, hooks and wail of frontman Luke Boerdam is a stark examination of the way we view the world, and the way consumer culture feeds relentlessly on itself and its urges. A fitting theory for an unapologetic, no-bullshit post-grunge cacophony, as laid bare on the Brisbane four-piece’s second album,
Hungry Ghost." – JB Hi-FI
>Gerard Way
– Hesitant Alien CD/LP (Reprise)
Debut solo album from the My Chemical Romance frontman. "Opening track 'Bureau' is built around descending chords that find Way's new backing band The Hormones all dressed up in Suede: Way's most obvious touchstone here is Brett Anderson's damaged theatrical glamour. 'No Shows' flits between epic anthemics and fuzzy soloing, and the prowling bass of 'Zero Zero' dominates the song's distorted vocals. But it's 'Get The Gang Together' that's the outstanding highlight – riff-heavy and sleazy, it's like Queens Of The Stone Age after an androgynous makeover. Elsewhere however, British influences abound.
Aladdin Sane-era Bowie informs the punchy strut of each song. 'Maya The Psychic' is drawn from Ash's book of radio bangers and the hazy tambourine shake of 'Drugstore Perfume' makes sense of Way's recent live covers of The Jesus And Mary Chain's 'Snakedriver.'" -- NME
– Sixteen Tons [Reissue/2002] CD/LP (Season Of Mist)
Notorious sludge outfit Weedeater’s sophomore album is reissued on CD and made available for the first time on vinyl.

>Lucinda Williams
– Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone CD/2xLP+CD (Highway 20)
Recorded off and on between September of 2013 through March of 2014,
Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone finds Lucinda tapping into her southern roots for this double album, which features guest appearances by Greg Leisz, Tony Joe White, Pete Thomas, Gia Ciambotti, Bill Frisell and Jakob Dylan.
>Willi Williams
– Unification: From Channel One To King Tubby’s CD (Shanachie)
Willi Williams is a legendary roots reggae artist who scored the all time classic hit "Armageddon Time," which was covered by The Clash. The song was featured in Jim Jarmusch’s acclaimed feature film
Ghost Dog. Unification: From Channel One To King Tubby’s is a great lost roots classic recorded by Willi in association with fellow roots legend Yabby You in 1978-1979 at both the fabled Channel One and King Tubby’s studios.
>Luke Winslow-King
– Everlasting Arms CD/LP+MP3 (Bloodshot)
Reminiscent of early ‘50s blues and soul 45s but with an updated pop-inflected rootsy twist,
Everlasting Arms is equal parts Delta punk rock, jivin’ city blues and understated elegance.
>Witch Mountain
– Mobile Of Angels CD (Profound Lore)
Witch Mountain are probably Portland, Oregon’s oldest currently active metal band; they date back to 1997, formed by guitarist Rob Wrong and drummer Nathan Carson, at a time when Portland’s heavy music scene was practically non-existent. Their new album
Mobile Of Angels maintains the massive, heavy, bluesy and melodic tone the band is known for.
– Complètement Fou CD/LP (Kemosabe)
New album from the French electropop group (when translated
Complètement Fou basically means "Completely Mad") The album was entirely produced by American hitmaker Lukasz Gottwald, best known as Dr. Luke, producer behind some of the biggest hits from Katy Perry, Kesha and Becky G.
– Sonic Child CD (Prosthetic)
"If you're a fan of old-school prog rock or classical metal, this is right up your alley" – Metal Injection. Vinyl version due October 14.

>John Zorn
– Valentines Day CD (Tzadik)
An exciting new world of instrumental rock featuring three generations of Downtown superstars—Marc Ribot (Ceramic Dog, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello), Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Melvins, Fantômas) and Tyshawn Sorey (Steve Coleman, Anthony Braxton, Vijay Iyer).

– Zurich CD (Important)
CD version of long-lost album from members of Slowdive, Seefeel, and Knives Ov Resistance, expanded with unreleased archival material from the early ‘90s.

DVD + Blu-ray:
>Alabama & Friends
– At The Ryman DVD (Eagle)
Join Alabama for a once in a lifetime concert event, filmed at the historic Ryman Auditorium, featuring on stage collaborations with country's biggest stars: Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Trisha Yearwood, Florida Georgia Line, Jamey Johnson and the Eli Young Band.

>Between The Buried And Me
- Future Sequence: Live at the Fidelitorium CD+DVD (Metal Blade)
Between The Buried And Me perform
The Future Sequence live in a small studio with guest contributions by a group of auxiliary musicians, including percussionists, saxophone, flute, and a string quartet.
>Dream Theater
– Breaking The Fourth Wall: Live From The Boston Opera House DVD/Blu-ray (Roadrunner)
Live performance recorded at Boston Opera House on March 25, 2014.

This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
>About Blanks
– The Ignore This Product LP (P. Trash)
Loud, snotty bullsh!t from the guys that brought you
12 Boring Blasts.
>Tony Allen
– Black Voices [Reissue/1999] LP (Kindred Spirits)
Part of the Tony Allen reissue series on Kindred Spirits, featuring remastered versions and original restored artwork.
Black Voices is a must for Afrobeat fans. Without question, it is one of the highpoints of his post-Fela catalog.
>Angus & Julia Stone
– Angus & Julia Stone 2xLP (American Recordings)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The third album from the Australian brother-sister folk-blues duo, produced by Rick Rubin. "The whole thing is heart-breakingly beautiful and brilliantly recorded." -- Zane Lowe/BBC Radio 1

>Bad Channels
– Bad Channels 12" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Reverby, garagey, punky pizza-pop tunes from this Vancouver, BC-based quartet.

– War Of Will LP (Metal Blade)
2013 release from the Canton, Michigan-based metal band – now available on vinyl. The band describes their sound as "blue collar thrash metal."

>Liam Betson
– Cover Of Hunter LP (Double Double Whammy)
Fourth album from the Titus Andronicus guitarist. Limited copies pressed on white vinyl. "Much like his once-and-former bandmate Patrick Stickles, Betson sometimes hits the wrong note to strike the right feeling." – Pitchfork

– Idle Hours 12" (Tri-Angle)
"Since few of us have heard much from Boothroyd (real name: Peter Boothroyd) thus far, it’s hard to work out how representative ‘NYC’ is in relation to his other material, but if you’re into the pounding textural experimentalism of Fis, the woozy, low-light patchwork of Forest Swords and the kind of horror-flecked soundscapes of the Haxan Cloak then you’ll probably be very happy indeed." – Fact

>James Brown
– Live In New York LP (Cleopatra)
Ten stellar vintage live performances of Brown’s best, pressed on red vinyl.

>John Cale
– Academy In Peril [Reissue/1972] LP (4 Men With Beards)
Cale’s 1972 album reissued on HQ-180gm vinyl in a die-cut custom gatefold jacket.
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. He balances the rock-classical fusion on the record with touches of humor while the music itself is beautiful and subtle showing his skills at composition and arranging.
>Contents Are
– Through You [Reissue/1967] LP+2x7" (Machu Picchu)
Limited one-time LP pressing of 1967 album includes exact reproductions of the group's two non-album 7" singles. "Rumours of a limited demo LP pressing from this renowned Iowa garage/folk rock band remained unconfirmed until a copy popped up at a 2005 Austin Record Show. Skillfully arranged three-minute gems from the point where beat and folk rock turn into melodic psychedelia." -- Acid Archives

>The Damned
– Black Album [Reissue/1980] 2xLP (Drastic Plastic)
Vinyl reissue of fourth album from the British punk founding-fathers, originally released in 1980. Available on HQ-200gm black, 150gm red opaque, and 150gm dark grey vinyl.

– Spiritual Healing [Reissue/1990] LP (Relapse)
Originally released in 1990,
Spiritual Healing marked a new turn in the Death discography, one which ushered in cleaner production, a new level of boundary pushing musicianship and songwriting skills that were previously unimaginable from a metal band.
>Bo Diddley
– Go Bo Diddley [Reissue/1959] LP (Friday Music)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue.

>Kenny Drew
– Undercurrent [Reissue/1960] LP (Blue Note)
Undercurrent is the seventh recording by pianist Kenny Drew. Recorded in 1960, this is Drew's second and last Blue Note album. Featuring Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Hank Mobley on tenor sax, Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes on drums, this hard bop essential has been reissued as part of the overall Blue Note 75th anniversary reissue campaign.
>The Drums
– Encyclopedia 2xLP+MP3 (Minor Records)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. The Drums music often explores the themes of loss, nostalgia, redemption, vulnerability, and love with critic's raves embracing both the lyrics and their sonic signature. This time around, they've embraced a darker sound while making it as grand and majestic as they please.

>Tom Ellard
– ‘80s Cheesecake [Reissue/1892] LP (Dark Entries)
Tom Ellard is the creative force behind Australian post-punk band Severed Heads. In 1982 he self-released two cassettes of solo material,
‘80s Cheesecake and Snappy Carrion. These cassettes document the transitional period between the early experimental Severed Heads’ albums Clean and Blubberknife before the start of something new with Since The Accident. With the advent of the then new Roland TB-303 bass synthesizer, a machine synonymous with the acid house sound, Tom began to write more beat driven material. The rhythms are made by a TR-808 drum machine, Kawai S100F and SH-1 synthesizers, plus various televisions, radios, cassette decks and pedals.
>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.

>Eyeswan/Hidden Cabins
– Weathered [Split] 10" (Engineer)
Split vinyl release featuring two groups that specialize in folk rock with a dose of gut and grit.

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

>Genital Hospital
– Street Mummy LP (P. Trash)
Ten catchy, forceful, and rousing KBD-garage punk tunes mired in psychedelic intoxication.

– Separate The Magnets [Reissue/1997] LP (Second Nature/Dine Alone)
Deluxe vinyl reissue of the Nineties-bred screamo tacticians’ 1997 10" EP, reissued on HQ-180gm vinyl mastered at 45RPM with updated artwork.

>Freddie Hubbard
– Ready For Freddie [Reissue/1961] LP (Blue Note)
Ready For Freddie by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard features Grammy winner Wayne Shorter on tenor sax, McCoy Tyner on piano, Art Davis on bass, Elvin Jones on drums and Bernard McKinney on euphonium. Reissued as part of the overall Blue Note 75th anniversary reissue campaign.
– ’83 [Reissue/1982] LP (Medical Records)
This coveted album by minimal synth aficionados around the globe has been out of print and very rare since it’s original release in 1982. Hailing from Montreal, Canada, IKO has always been shrouded in mystery. All three members come from an academic background (electroacoustic composition, etc), and they met at the University of Montreal in the music department. Taking from their collective influences of ‘60s pop, prog and minimalist composers as well as early industrial, they played in a few early bands before solidifying the all-synth incarnation of IKO in it’s definitive lineup. HQ-180gm yellow and black vinyl.

>In Flames
– Siren Charms 2xLP (Sin UK)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Siren Charms is the eleventh album from the Swedish metallers.
>Jimmy Eat World
– Futures [Reissue/2004] 2xLP (Shop Radio Cast)
HQ-180gm blue audiophile vinyl with bonus tracks, gatefold sleeve, and insert.

>King Jammy
– More Jammys From The Roots LP (VP)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
More Jammys From The Roots puts a spotlight mid to late eighties Jammy's productions of some of reggae's finest rhythms both vintage ("Stalag," "Real Rock," "African Beat," "Satta") and up-to-the-time ("32 Chip," "Run Down The World"). Featured vocalists include Junior Murvin, Dennis Brown, Horace Andy, Johnny Osbourne and Wailing Souls.
>Peter Criss
– Peter Criss [Reissue/1978] LP (UMe)
Kiss – Alive II [Reissue/1977] 2xLP (UMe)
Kiss – Alive: The Millennium Concert 2xLP (UMe)
HQ-180gm vinyl represses released to coincide with the band's 40th Anniversary. Remastered to high definition 192kHz/24-bit audio for maximum fidelity.

>Fela Kuti
– Box Set #3 7xLP (Knitting Factory Works)
The third of the long-awaited vinyl reissues from the Fela Kuti catalog. Limited to 2000 pieces. These seven albums were chosen by long-time admirer, Brian Eno. Includes:
London Scene (1971), Shakara (1972), Gentleman (1973), Afrodisiac (1973), Zombie (1976), Upside Down (1976), and I.T.T. (1980). Also includes a 12-page booklet and poster.
>Talib Kweli & Hi Tek
– Reflection Eternal [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (Rawkus)
Talib Kweli – Quality [Reissue/2002] 2xLP (Rawkus)
Vinyl reissues now available.

>Annie Lennox
– Nostalgia LP (Blue Note)
Annie Lennox pays tribute to some of the greatest artists of the 20th century – including Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Billie Holiday and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – and interprets compositions that have moved her, stripping them down to their emotional and musical core and making them her own. CD version due October 21.

– Hoodwink’d LP+MP3 (Double Double Whammy)
Hoodwink'd is an ambitious piece of work, with 15 songs that showcase the LVL UP’s ability to draw from a diverse set of influences, ranging from ‘90s indie rock, to ‘80s new wave and ‘70s power pop. Limited quantities pressed on white vinyl.
>The Madden Brothers
– Greetings From California LP (Capitol Music Group)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Madden Brothers is the new project led by Good Charlotte's Joel and Benji Madden. The album is split into two 'sides', the first filled with upbeat, sunny pop/rock produced by their long-time collaborator Eric Valentine. The second side is an earthy blend of folk, Southern rock, and ‘70s-era FM pop produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli, known for his work with The White Stripes, The Strokes The Shins and many others.

>Major Kong
– Doom For The Black Sun [2012] LP (Transubstans Sweden)
Let yourself be drawn into the debut album by Polish psych-doomsters Major Kong. Creating instrumental landscapes full of fuzzed heaviness, they suck you straight to the bottom of a hellish swamp. Limited copies pressed on green vinyl.

>Marble Sky
– Marble Sky [2008] LP (Students Of Decay)
First time on vinyl LP for this highly coveted and beloved project by Jeff Witscher of Rene Hell. Marble Sky was the moniker under which chameleonic nomad Witscher recorded his most intimate and contemplative music. The material that comprises this eponymous release was originally released in the late aughts as short-run cassettes - highly coveted and personal releases that imparted mystery and a strange sense of hermetic romanticism.

>Milky Chance
– Sadnecessary LP+MP3 (Republic)
Hailing from Kassel, Germany, Clemens & Phillip have been making music together since meeting in an 11th grade music class. The group describes their music as a "singer-songwriter spirit mixed with electronic beats. Somehow, it's always a little bit melancholy, but there's a positive spin." CD version due October 14.

>Minus The Bear
– They Make Beer Commercials Like This [Reissue/2004] 12" (Suicide Squeeze)
Beer Commercials came out in between MTB's two most classic full lengths, 2002's Highly Refined Pirates and 2005's Menos El Oso, and, like those albums, it contains some of their most essential songs from the early years.
>Joni Mitchell
– Hejira [Reissue/1976] LP (Elektra)
Hejira is a 1976 folk/rock/jazz album by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. The album title is a transliteration of the Arabic word hijra, which means "journey."
>The Montgomery Express
– Montgomery Movement [Reissue/1972] LP (Numero)
Funk's answer to the Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Florida's Montgomery Express stood at the crossroads of politically conscious soul and mystically awakened dance music. Comprised of two blind musicians in their 20s and a teenage rhythm section, their lone LP was cut in 1972 for Orlando's Dove label, then reissued on Folkways two years later.

– Bound LP/Cassette (Dead Broke Rekerds)
First official full length from members of Snuggle, Pipsqueak, No Hi-Fives To Bullshit, Black Hole of Calcutta, Makai, Transient, and More. Mastered by Dave Edwardson of Neurosis.

– Musk LP+MP3 (Holy Mountain)
Whether working the muggy Southern Gothic angle or treading knee-deep in NYC’s pungent sewers, all routes on Musk lead to a cold, shuddering finality.

>Narco States
– Wicked Sun LP (Pinata)
Garage-psych acolytes Narco States' debut takes everything that was exciting about their debut 7", drives it all into the desert at night, pumps it full of DMT, and holds its eyes open as the sun rises. The churning organ, the wailed yowl, the wild guitar solos all return, but they've grown.

>Stevie Nicks
– 24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault 2xLP+MP3 (Reprise)
New release from the beloved rock/pop songbird and Fleetwood Mac membe.
24 Karat Gold consists of 14 never-before-released tracks. CD version due October 7.
>The Notting Hillbillies
– Missing: Presumed Having A Good Time [Reissue/1990] LP (Rhino)
Limited vinyl LP pressing of this 1990 album from the country/folk side project led by Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits).

>Null And Void
- Happiness And Contempt/Montage Morte [Reissue/1980/1982] LP (Medical Records)
Double A side reissue of Fullerton, CA band Null And Void. Null And Void recorded three albums (1980’s
Happiness And Contempt, 1982’s Montage Morte and a third in 2012). Hailing from a very diverse musical scene, Null And Void forged their own sound fusing elements of new wave, post-punk, cabaret and less characterized roots. HQ-180gm blue vinyl.
– Stanford Torus LP+CD (Clouds Hill)
Six-track mini-album/EP from German psych/shoegaze/Krautrock band. Blends elements of Afrobeat, early electronica, Krautrock and SalSoul-era disco with psychedelic pop-laden hooks. HQ-180gm vinyl with CD insert and download.

>The Pineapple Thief
– Magnolia 2xLP (Kscope)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "
Magnolia is a gorgeous album – immaculately produced, and assembled with real love and imagination." "Small but perfectly formed pockets of 21st century prog."
>Plebeian Grandstand
– Lowgazers 2xLP (Basement Apes)
This predominantly black metal band out of Toulouse, France fuses a good deal of black metal and hardcore, exploding with explosive energy and blisteringly epic compositions.

– Roladex/((Pressures)) Split 7" (Medical Records)
(Pressures)) hail from New Orleans. They craft their unique futuristic icy tracks on a museum’s worth of analog synths and drum machines. Roladex hails from Seattle by way of Texas. Blending girl/boy vocals with catchy pop hooks drenched in a seductive melancholy, Roladex also use a plethora of vintage gear.

>Rollerskate Skinny
– Shoulder Voices [Reissue/1993] LP (Medical Records)
Hard to characterize,
Shoulder Voices is a true masterpiece, featuring elements of severely catchy pop, heavily distorted guitar and keyboard sounds, weird experimental passages and other unclassifiable styles. Over the years, and with revived interest in the early ‘90s sound, this record is becoming increasingly popular with a new cult following, joining the legions of fans who were obsessed with it the first time round. HQ-180gm red vinyl.
– The Anaesthete 2xLP (War Crime)
Rosetta has been carving their name into the walls of the den of post-metal since 2005. Distinguishing themselves from the swarm of everyone else with their 2010 opus
A Determinism Of Morality, they saw their name on many Best Of 2013 lists. The Anaesthete proved experimentation bodes them well. Orange swirl vinyl.
>The Sensational Saints
– You Won’t Believe It [Reissue/1973] LP (Numero)
Pressed in 1973 by Cleveland gospel magnate James Bullard on his King James label, the group's lone long-player perfectly encapsulates the intersection of funk and gospel as only the religious conversion of a Bill Wither's tune can do.

>Joan Shelley
– Electric Ursa LP (No Quarter)
Electric Ursa is the second solo album by Joan Shelley. Recorded in her hometown of Lousiville, KY with producer Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, Andrew Bird, Houndmouth), the album is comprised of eight songs, startling in their quietness and closeness. The Chicago Reader wrote that "she sings with striking intimacy, as though addressing someone sitting just a few feet away."
– Broken Compass LP+CD (Epitaph)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Spencer Chamberlain, singer/frontman and songwriter for Underoath, is back with his new band, Sleepwave.

>Sonic Avenues
– Sonic Avenues [Reissue/2009] LP (Dead Broke)
Sonic Avenues features members of several Canadian punk/garage acts such as The Steve Adamyk Band and others.

>Joe Takamaki Trio
– Universal Mind [Reissue/1982] LP (Arc Light Editions)
Vinyl reissue of the forgotten Finnish spiritual improv jazz album, originally released in 1982. Takamaki also played in the Finnish jazz/rock/improv collective Krakatau.

>Thievery Corporation
– Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (Eighteenth Street Lounge)
Thievery Corporation – The Mirror Conspiracy [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (Eighteenth Street Lounge)
Thievery Corporation – The Richest Man In Babylon [Reissue/2002] 2xLP (Eighteenth Street Lounge)
Vinyl reissues now now available.

>Mia Doi Todd
– Floresta LP (City Zen)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. In March of 2014, Los Angeles singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd spent ten days at the beautiful Estúdio El Rocha in São Paulo, Brazil and recorded an album of her favorite Brazilian songs - some famous, some obscure - all about nature. The album is entitled
Floresta, or "Forest" in Portuguese.
>Touché Amoré
– TA Live On BBC Vol. 2 7"+MP3 (Deathwish)
Touché Amoré /Title Fight – Split 7"+MP3 (Secret Voice)
Limited edition white vinyl.

>Stanley Turrentine
– That’s Where It’s At [Reissue/1962] LP (Blue Note)
That's Where It's At features Les McCann on piano, Herbie Lewis on bass and Otis Finch on Drums. This is saxophonist Turrentine's sixth album. Reissued as part of the overall Blue Note 75th anniversary reissue campaign.
– Alchemic Heart 12" (Temple Of Torturous)
Alchemic Heart is a special project presented by Vampillia who have colored these two colossal compositions with beautiful contributions by members of the Boredoms, Jarboe (ex-Swans), Inswarm and Japanese Noise-God Merzbow. Layered strings, piano, bass, noise and
voices are mysteriously woven and expand as two magnificently parallel aesthetic worlds.

>Various Artists
- BART: Bay Area Retrograde (Vol. 2) LP (Dark Entries)
Dark Entries’ second compilation of underground music from San Francisco (and the greater Bay Area) made between 1978-1983. Towards the end of the ‘70s, San Francisco’s experimental music scene clashed with the aftermath of punk and gave birth to a vibrant underground. By the early to mid-‘80s the DIY music scene of the Bay Area was a hotbed for experimental and quirky new wave, post punk, and synthpop, quite similar to New York’s No Wave scene and Berlin’s Neue Deutsche Welle. This compilation connects the (transit) lines between these varied musical offerings and tells the secret story of eleven forgotten Bay Area bands.

>Frank Zappa
– Apostrophe [Reissue/1974] LP (Zappa)
Vinyl reissue of Frank Zappa's highest-charting album. The eleven song package, which includes Zappaclassics such as "Don't Eat The Yellow Snow" (his first charted single) and "Cosmic Debris," featured an all-star recording band interpreting the maestro's exotic compositions and their topical yet comical lyrics. HQ-180gm.

>Against Me!
– Transgender Dysphoria Blues [Pink Vinyl] LP (Total Treble)
Courtney Barnett – The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas [Pink Vinyl] LP (Mom+Pop)
In This Moment – Blood [Pink Vinyl] LP (Century Media)
Jason Isbell – Southeastern [Pink Vinyl] LP (Southeastern)
Lucius – Wide Woman [Pink Vinyl] LP+MP3 (Mom+Pop)
Nothing – Guilty Of Everything [Pink Vinyl] LP (Relapse)
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes – Are We Not Men? We Are Diva! [Pink Vinyl] LP+MP3 (Fat Wreck Chords)
Kellie Pickler – The Woman I Am [Pink Vinyl] LP (Black River Entertainment)
St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Half The City [Pink Vinyl] LP+MP3 (Single Lock)
Temples – Sun Structures [Pink Vinyl] LP+MP3 (Fat Possum)
Ten artists reissue their most recent LPs on pink vinyl to raise breast cancer awareness.
released 23 SEPTEMBER 2014
>Aeges – Above & Down Below CD (The Mylene Sheath)
Expanding upon the foundation of the sound that already drew influence from the '90s post-hardcore era,
Above & Down Below mixes that same heavy edge of Quicksand with the more melodic heavy rock sheen of Soundgarden, Alice In Chains and Queens Of The Stone Age. At times it's as heavy as lead, crushing and lurching hard, while other times it's melodic and hook-laden; usually you'll find this contrast within the same song. Vinyl version due October 7.
>Edip Akbayram/Dostlar
- Nedir Ne Degildir [Reissue/1977] CD/LP (Pharaway Sounds)
As Turkey's political factions turned more and more violent in the late 1970s, Buscemi-eyed Edip Akbayram was nearly beaten up by rioting audiences for daring to sing about rural points of view that were naturally critical of Istanbul's political leaders. This second album of Anatolian psychedelia, originally released in 1977, showed defiance even in its gatefold art, with a drawing of the band members seeming to grow straight out the ground, covered in plant tendrils. Akbayram poached members of Mogollar and Baris Manco's Kurtalan Ekspres to get the best fuzz breaks and Hammond slams and put 'em straight in your ears. The band also tried out some mixes that pushed the vocals or a particular instrument way up front, and of course long, low, reverberant welcomes from Edip's echo-covered voice.

– This Is All Yours CD/2xLP (Atlantic)
"As with
An Awesome Wave, the defining characteristic of This Is All Yours is the band's almost mechanical approach to its music, which can be in contrast to the visceral intent of its cryptic lyrics. While the music can be unyielding and is always meticulously arranged, words are strung together to create sensual images rather than formal narratives. Though electronics are still a primary force, much of the new album finds the trio exploring its interest in chamber pop and folk." – The Wall Street Journal
>Aphex Twin
– Syro CD/3xLP (Warp)
Aphex Twin makes his return on Warp with new album
Syro. Richard D. James has been releasing music since the beginning of the '90s. His first full-length album, Selected Ambient Works 85-92, came out in 1992 through R&S Records. The first Aphex Twin release on Warp would be 1993's On EP, which was followed by four studio albums for the label, as well as numerous other EPs. Syro is the first new Aphex Twin album since 2001's Drukqs.
>Marcia Ball
– The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man CD (Alligator)
New album from one of America's best-known and beloved roots artists. "A joyful musical tour of the territory between New Orleans and Austin. Ball's voice can break your heart with a ballad or break your back with a rocker." -- Boston Herald

>Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
– Cheek To Cheek CD (Interscope)
Cheek To Cheek is a cross-generational project that combines the fire-power of two superstar talents in their respective areas coming together to create something completely fresh and exciting. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three bonus tracks. Vinyl version due October 7.
>Big & Rich
– Gravity CD (B$R LLC)
As Big & Rich, John Rich and Big Kenny Alphin have exerted a definite gravitation pull to the direction modern country music has taken. They are America's Technicolor cowboys; brothers-in-arms in service to the creed that great music has no boundaries. Individually, John and Big Kenny are first-rate musicians, songwriters, producers, and entertainers.

>Louis C.K.
– Oh My God CD/2xLP (Vagrant)
The three-time Emmy-winner and longtime HBO favorite takes the stage for his fourth stand-up comedy special. On
Oh My God, Louis C.K. discusses such topics as the food chain, animals, divorce, strange anecdotes, broken mortality, murder and mortality.
>Christian Bland & The Revelators
– The Unseen Green Obscene CD/LP (Reverberation Appreciation Society)
Christian Bland is best known as the guitarist for The Black Angels. His solo project, Christian Bland & The Revelators highlights his signature sound and contributions to one of modern psychedelic rock's biggest bands, while providing an open canvas to explore different ideas and influences.

>Joe Bonamassa
– Different Shades Of Blue CD (J&R Adventures)
Different Shades Of Blue is Bonamassa's first studio album in two years and the first album of his career to feature all original material. The result is a record with more of an experimental edge than previous Bonamassa records. It's a blues record that explores the outer reaches and the many different sounds that shape the genre.
>Bonnie Prince Billy
– Singer's Grave A Sea Of Tongues CD/LP/LP+12"/Cassette (Drag City)
Singer's Grave A Sea Of Tongues is the 11th new full-length album from the mind, soul and voice of the man that is Bonnie Prince Billy. His first solo record on Drag City in nearly three years, it is a rich and roiling time of life that is captured in a myriad of moments throughout all the songs here. Throughout the album, mythos is in the wind, trysting with truth and the joys of song, of singing and playing in open space; harmonies and acoustic instruments spread in bright stereo sound, accosting in the air between the speakers and going deep, without hesitation into our waiting and needing minds and souls. (Limited copies on vinyl include a bonus 12".)
>David Bowie
– Sound + Vision [Reissue/1989] 4xCD (Rykodisc)
This updated reissue of
Sound + Vision covers David Bowie's career from 1969 to 1994 starting with the acoustic demo version of his first hit, "Space Oddity" to the return to his Bromley roots for the soundtrack to Hanif Kureishi's The Buddha Of Suburbia which is often cited as the most underrated piece in the Bowie canon. Sound+Vision is a collection spanning four decades, covering the 21 albums from Space Oddity through to The Buddha Of Suburbia. It s a rich survey of David Bowie's many musical lives offering a generous helping of hits, an intriguing dip into archives, classic album tracks and long lost B-sides, explosive live recordings, soundtrack recordings and remixes.
>Otis Brown III
– The Thought Of You CD (Blue Note)
Drummer Otis Brown III – an invaluable sideman with the likes of Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, Terence Blanchard, Somi, and others – makes his debut. Vinyl version due October 14.

>The Bunny Gang
– Thrive CD (Hardline Entertainment)
New full-length from Nathen Maxwell, long-time bassist of Flogging Molly, produced by Ryan Hewitt (Sheryl Crow, The Avett Brothers). Vinyl version due October 21.

– The Ways Of Yore CD (Candlelight)
Previously import-only,
The Ways Of Yore is now available domestically. The album follows the ambient and haunting sounds of Burzum's most recent releases. Inspired by Varg's extensive knowledge of European history, the album continues his explorative sound and lyrical works. He says, "It is my first step towards something new, which at the same time is as old as the roots of Europe. I try to transport the listener to the days of yore, to make them feel the past that is still alive in their own blood."
>Julian Cassablancas + The Voidz
– Tyranny CD (Cult)
New album from the Strokes frontman and his mates. Over the past four years, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz have come together through music connections and friends in NYC and L.A. via their love of beat driven, aggressive and avant-garde music with the power of modern harmonies to make it catchy and powerful. A punk band that can play and style of music, they take pride in their versatility.

– How 'Bout Us [Reissue/1981] CD (Funky Town)
A unique collection of Latin influenced, light, breezy, occasionally jazzy songs.

>Chancha Via Circuito
– Amansara CD/LP (Wonderwheel)
Argentian producer Pedro Canale aka Chancha Via Circuito returns from a three-year sojourn with his long awaited third album,
Amansara. Originally coming out of Buenos Aires's famed digital cumbia scene, Chancha has notoriously broken way outside those boundaries to forge unprecedented mergers between Brazilian rhythms, Paraguayan harp, Andean mysticism and the solitude of Argentinian folklore - all processed through his own futuristic style of post-dubstep.
>Charm City Devils
– Battles CD (The End)
Third album from the Baltimore-based hard rock outfit.
Battles is comprised of equal parts hooks and heart.
>Kenny Chesney
– The Big Revival CD (Blue Chair/Columbia Nashville)
15th studio album from the country superstar.

>Gary Clark Jr.
– Gary Clark Jr. Live 2xCD/2xLP (WB)
Clark's first live album collects his best performances from all over the world. Austin native Gary Clark Jr.'s goal is to make timeless music that's reflective of his disparate confluence of inspirations, from classic rock and soul, to hip-hop, R&B and punk rock informed by the blues. He must be succeeding, as Spin says, "there truly is nobody else like him around." Billboard calls him a "game changer," while Rolling Stone writes, "he is as comfortable wailing on straight blues as he is with simmering soul, shifting easily from funk to a fine Stones-y grind on his electric guitars."

>Leonard Cohen
– Popular Problems CD (Columbia)
"Leonard Cohen turns 80 on September 21, and he remains cooler than any of us. On his birthday, the poetic rock eminence will follow up his quiet 2012 stunner
Old Ideas with a new album called Popular Problems. Cohen produced and co-wrote the LP with the frequent Madonna collaborator Patrick Leonard, who also worked on Old Ideas, and the LP pulls the same trick that Cohen has pulled on his last few albums, pairing up his grave and gravelly voice with weirdly chintzy synth settings" -- Stereogum. Vinyl due October 7.
>Freddy Cole
– Singing The Blues CD (Highnote)
Singing The Blues, Freddy Cole pays tribute to the people, places and performing spaces that shaped his life and career. Revisiting some of brother Nat's forays into the blues, Cole also offers a few surprises such as "The Ballad Of The Sad Young Men" and Steve Allen's "An Old Piano Plays The Blues." You can always expect something fresh and unique from master song stylist Freddy Cole even when you thought you already knew everything about the blues.
>John Coltrane
– Offering: Live At Temple University 2xCD/2xLP (Resonance)
Offering: Live At Temple University documents a legendary concert by John Coltrane at Temple University in his hometown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 11, 1966, six weeks after his 40th birthday and nine months before his untimely death. Offering incorporates a look that is contiguous with the graphic identity of Impulse! Records, Coltrane's exclusive label from 1961 until the end of his life. This is the first officially sanctioned release of an undiscovered, complete Coltrane performance since 2005.
>John Wesley Coleman
– Love That You Own CD (Burger)
A true rock & roll original slacker pop masterpiece from the heart of Texas. Vinyl version due October 21.

>Cruel Hand
– The Negatives CD/LP (Hopeless)
Spawned in the lethargic backwoods of the pine tree state, Portland, Maine's Cruel Hand play equal parts New York hardcore and west coast thrash.

>Dan'l Boone
– Dan'l Boone CD/LP (Drag City)
Dan'l Boone is Charles Ballas (Formant), Neil Hagerty (Royal Trux, Howling Hex), Nate Young (Wolf Eyes, Regression) and Alex Moskos (Drainolith). Dedicated to experimentation and pushing the music forward, the avant crew worked with electronics, MIDI networks, string and synth bongos, and yes, the over-the-stratosphere guitar heroics and vocals from Hagerty.

>Deep Purple
– Graz 1975 CD/LP (Eagle Records)
The headline in Austrian newspaper Neue Zeit said it all: "Deep Purple In Graz : Ein lauter Abschied [a loud farewell]." On April 3, 1975 the Mk III line-up of Deep Purple -- guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, frontman David Coverdale, bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, keyboard player Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice -- played a concert at the Liebenauer ice rink, located on the outskirts of mountain-cradled Graz, Austria's second largest city after Vienna. Enthused by Purple's arrival in town, the local press dubbed the concert "das Rockereignis des Jahres [the rock event of the year]."

– Human Voice CD/CD+Cassette (Leaving Records)
Dntel is Jimmy Tamborello, best known as the producer for the Postal Service as well as Baths and Mia Doi Todd.
Human Voice, his seventh full-length as Dntel, is an eight-track LP of sun-drenched, deconstructed pop that follows 2012's Aimlessness. The title is a nod to the ability of machines to communicate meanings and messages in much the same way as the human voice. (Limited copies feature a bonus cassette, Human Voice Outtakes, which includes a recording of Dntel's live set from the Leaving Records-curated edition of Boiler Room in L.A.)
>The Drums
– Encyclopedia CD/2xLP+MP3 (Minor Records)
The Drums music often explores the themes of loss, nostalgia, redemption, vulnerability, and love with critic's raves embracing both the lyrics and their sonic signature. This time around, they've embraced a darker sound while making it as grand and majestic as they please.

– The Dwarves Invented Rock & Roll CD (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.
– Orphan CD/LP (Chop Shop)
Produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Cloud Nothings, The War On Drugs, Explosions In The Sky),
Orphan is a collection of songs immersed in classic post punk and indie rock & roll circa 1989-1991, exploring the sonic adventurers and emotional heft of artists such as Roxy Music, Wire, and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. The guitars are rich and atmospheric, the rhythms subtle and fluid yet more powerful at the same time. Throughout the album, singer Sean Van Vleet's raw croon rises to match the band's musicality, conveying anxieties, secrets, and a heartfelt longing for transcendence.
– Violet Flame CD/2xCD (Mute)
Erasure are back with their 16th studio album,
The Violet Flame, an emotionally-charged electro-pop album with euphoric, synth-fuelled melodies that strike instantly into the heart. The theme of transformation and new beginnings is captured in the album s title, a literal spiritual term meaning the transformation of negative energy into positive energy, freedom and forgiveness. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe features the bonus disc Live At Short Circuit, The Roundhouse, London 14/05/11.
>Erland & The Carnival
– Closing Time CD/LP (Full Time Hobby)
When unassuming young Orkney music-maker Erland Cooper picked up his guitar and travelled the length of the country to play a show in London's Notting Hill, little did he know that a chance encounter with musical veteran Simon Tong (The Verve, The Good The Bad & The Queen, and Gorillaz) would be the start of a unique songwriting friendship. Together they formed Erland & The Carnival.

>Jackie Evancho
– Awakening CD (Sony Masterworks)
New album from the Platinum-selling teenage vocal sensation.

>The Family Ruin
– Dearly Departed CD (KBB Records)
Hailing from York, UK, this electrifying five-piece is a blast of face-melting riffs, thick grooves and rich harmonies, influenced by the modern heights of Avenged Sevenfold and Escape The Fate, and the legendary spirit of Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard.

– Commune CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Second album from the Swedish psychedelic collective known for their intense, ritualistic live shows. Goat's hypnotic, 2012 debut,
World Music, received widespread acclaim and placed in many of that year's top-ten lists. "They largely stick to the heavy, kinetic, afro-influenced rock that proved such a winning formula, the only obvious developments being that the guitarists seem to be taking more cues from desert-rockers like Tamikrest and Tinariwen, and the songs show an increasing preference for subtlety over immediacy in the hooks department. Yet despite the apparent lack of new ideas here, the undeniable success of this work lies in Goat's deepening and development of the musical and spiritual themes presented on in World Music." – The Quietus
– Harvest Of Gold CD (Nettwerk)
Gossling's (aka Australia native Helen Croome) debut LP follows the critically lauded EPs that earned her a stellar 2014 set at SXSW where Elle, Esquire and Buzzfeed named her as an artist to watch in 2014. With lush textures and vocal hooks that deftly weaves complex emotional themes throughout, Croome's gorgeous pop songcraft has already featured on popular television shows, including
So You Think You Can Dance, American Horror Story, Nashville, Gossip Girl and Graceland. Vinyl version due October 21.
>The Growlers
– Chinese Fountain CD/LP+MP3 (Everloving)
The Growlers took the phrase ''Beach Goth'' as an apt descriptor of their music. Sunburned and salty, that term perfectly describes their distinctive melding of reverb heavy surf guitar and Bakersfield-style honky tonk with '80s post-punk.

– Sleepover Series: Volume 2 2xCD (Hammock Music)
Hammock's second volume of sleep-themed musical works -- over 90 minutes of deep, tranquil lullabies expertly crafted with layers of the Nashville duo's electric guitars.

>Herbie Hancock
– Dedication [Reissue/1974] CD (Wounded Bird)
Herbie Hancock – Flood [Reissue/1975] CD (Wounded Bird)
Herbie Hancock – Herbie Hancock Trio [Reissue/1977] CD (Wounded Bird)
Herbie Hancock – Tempest In The Coliseum [Reissue/1977] CD (Wounded Bird)
Herbie Hancock – Directstep [Reissue/1979] CD (Wounded Bird)
Herbie Hancock – Five Stars [Reissue/1979] CD (Wounded Bird)
Herbie Hancock – Trio With Ron Carter & Tony Williams [Reissue/1981] CD (Wounded Bird)
Herbie Hancock is a jazz pianist who has played with Miles Davis and made a big splash on the Billboard charts in the 1970s with his numerous jazz albums on Columbia Records. During this same period, Herbie recorded seven albums for Columbia that were released only in Japan.

>JP Harris & The Tough Choices
– Home Is Where The Hurt Is CD (Cow Island)
Influences include George Jones, Buck Owens and Don Rich, Johnny Paycheck, Motörhead, Del Reeves, Wanda Jackson, Roy Acuff, Tammy Wynette and many others. Vinyl version due October 28.

>George Harrison
– Wonderwall Music [Reissue/1968] 2xCD (Capitol)
George Harrison – Electronic Sound [Reissue/1969] CD (Capitol)
George Harrison – All Things Must Pass [Reissue/1970] CD (Capitol)
George Harrison – Living In The Material World [Reissue/1973] CD (Capitol)
George Harrison – Dark Horse [Reissue/1974] CD (Capitol)
George Harrison – Extra Texture [Reissue/1975] CD (Capitol)
George Harrison – The Apple Years 6xCD+DVD (Capitol)
In November 1968, George Harrison released
Wonderwall Music. A soundtrack to an art film called Wonderwall, this predominantly Indian music collection was the first solo album to be released by a Beatle and also the first album on the newly formed Apple Records. George would continue to release albums on Apple (and EMI) through to 1975's soul-influenced Extra Texture (Read All About It) touching on experimentalism with Electronic Sound, the magnificent triple album All Things Must Pass, the chart-topping Living In The Material World and the, perhaps, less well-known Dark Horse. The Apple Years box brings all these eclectic albums together in one set that mirrors 2004's Dark Horse Years box set and contains a perfect bound book with a DVD. (All albums have been remastered by Dhani Harrison and Paul Hicks and all will be packaged in high-quality card packs and all albums, apart from All Things Must Pass and Living In The Material World contain newly written notes by Kevin Howlett.)
>Johan Hedberg
– Paradiset CD (Laborador)
Johan Hedberg of Suburban Kids With Biblical Names' solo debut is a hard-hearted narration of Stockholm presented in warm, '70s tingled arrangement with saxophone, flute, choirs, pianos and melodies that feels as if they've always been there. A genuinely personal and time-less pop album that will, softly, knock you all…even if you don't understand a word of Swedish.

>Kim Hiorthøy
– Dogs CD/LP (Smalltown Supersound)
Dogs consists of mostly piano and ambiance, with some beats and the occasional synth.
>Holy Sons
– Fact Facer CD/LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
Emil Amos of Om, Grail, Lilacs & Champagne provides a collection of home-recorded atmospheric slow-burners, steeped in '70s rock with an experimentalist edge. (First edition on vinyl pressed on translucent purple wax.)

>Jennifer Hudson
– Jhud CD (RCA)
Third studio album from the Grammy and Academy Award winner. Previously released tracks "Walk It Out" featuring and produced by Timbaland and "I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel)" featuring T.I. and produced by Pharrell appear on the album.

>Information Society
- _hello world CD (Hakatak)
The first album of new material from the classic lineup of Information Society (Kurt, Paul and James) in over 20 years.

>Marketa Irglova
– Muna CD (Anti)
Written over the course of a year, and recorded in six months with producer/engineer Sturla Mio Thorisson,
Muna utilizes full choral, string and percussion sections, plus guests Rob Bochnik (The Frames), Iranian daf player and vocalist Aida Shahghasemi, and Marketa's own sister Zuzi on backing vocals. All told, the album's cast-list runs to some 27 players.
>Luke James
– Luke James CD (Mercury)
Long awaited 2014 debut album from the R&B sensation. Features guest appearance by Rick Ross on "Options." Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe edition includes three bonus tracks.

>Alex June
– Big Bang CD/LP (Lentonia)
Alejandra Felmer, better known by her stage name Alex June, was born in France but raised in Chile. In 2007, she decided to settle down in the French capital in order to study fine art, where she became involved with the underground electro-pop music scene. Influenced by artists like Giorgio Moroder or Kraftwerk, Alex June mixes her diva voice with new minimalist, glam-pop influences like Grimes and Björk.

>Cem Karaca
– Nem Kaldi? [Reissue/1975] CD/LP (Pharaway Sounds)
Sophisticated and passionate, with flamboyant taste in sunglasses, Cem Karaca led Istanbul's music fans through a period of violent political turmoil. Karaca reworked traditional folk lyrics with molten electric bass lines that played up both a poet's broiling righteousness and also his listeners' common ground with their elders in Turkey's history.

>King Tuff
– King Moon Spell CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Black Moon Spell is the new album from L.A.-based rock outfit, King Tuff, who are long adored for their tight, anthemic songs and enigmatic leader, King Tuff (aka Kyle Thomas). Black Moon Spell recalls rock heroes such as Thin Lizzy, T-Rex and Alice Cooper, along with the inimitable blend of punk and power-pop that defined King Tuff's previous two albums.
>Lenny Kravitz
– Strut CD/LP (Roxie)
New album from the rock singer/songwriter/producer/guitarist and actor. Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class in a 20-year music career, one that revels in the rich influences of '60s and '70s soul, rock and funk.

>Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler
– Slant Of Light CD/LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
First album by duo of Mary Lattimore (harp) and Jeff Zeigler (guitar, synthesizer, production) is a completely unique document blending ancient classical traditions with modern improvisation and electronic performance. (First edition vinyl pressed on white wax.)

>Sondre Lerche
– Please CD (Mona)
Lerche's new album is brimming with crisp electronic flourishes, bold, economic production, and an infectious new energy and sense of purpose. Vinyl version due October 7.

>Jerry Lee Lewis
- Knox Phillips Sessions: The Unreleased Recordings CD/2xLP (Saguaro Road)
Features eleven songs that capture one of the true, enduring giants of American music at his best. Lewis played the music that he wanted to record and made every song into a unique expression of his wild, eclectic soul.

>The Life & Times
– Lost Bees CD (Slimstyle)
The post-punk space rock band present their follow-up to 2012's
No One Loves You Like I Do.
– Little Machines CD (WB)
Third album from the Canadian electro rocker. When Lights first hit the music scene in 2008, she was just a songwriter with a synth and a dream. Her name may have been pluralized but Lights Poxleitner was a one-woman show who played and programmed her own instruments and sang her own lyrics. Vinyl version due October 21.

>Lower Plenty
– Life/Thrills CD/LP (Mexican Summer)
Life/Thrills is the Melbourne Lower Plenty's third full-length, and their collective experience (members play in a host of other bands, not limited to Total Control, The UV Race, Exhaustion, Deaf Wish and Dick Diver) will leave you thoroughly unprepared for the beautiful confusion suggested by these ten songs, which seem to have the power of slowing and even stopping time. Suitable comparisons to this music are as disparate as early Cat Power, Arab Strap, the Shrimper roster ca. 1992, the Sun City Girls, and the late-'60s/early-'70s output of the Red Crayola.

– Hey Hey CD/LP (Downtown)
"On her full-length debut
Hey Hey, rapper turned pop singer Mapei leaves no avenue unexplored in her search for sonically irresistible ingredients. 'Don't Wait,' the massive hit from 2013's Don't Wait EP, features finger snaps, a chorus shouting 'Hey!' and affirmative lyrics about the power of love between friends. 'Come On Baby' opens with spangled brass and builds into a frenetic techno swirl. A theremin layered over acoustic guitar gives way to a few seconds of synthesizer before swinging into funk and big beat in 'Things You Don't Know About.' Mapei and producer Magnus Lidehäll (who has also produced Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, and Katy Perry) drench Hey Hey in happy-making combinations, without reaching saturation or losing individual flavors to a rush of sugar. Every influence on display is well-studied and deployed effectively, and over it all dances Mapei's accessible, soaring voice, propelled by genuine charisma and heart." – NPR
>Imelda May
– Tribal CD/2xLP (Verve)
Ireland's reigning queen of rockabilly is back with a brand new album.

– MCB [Reissue/1983] CD (Razor & Tie)
MCB are Aaron Mills and Jeryl Bright who were also members of the group Cameo, and had collaborated in the past with music heavyweights of Ramsey Lewis, Donald Byrd and Kevin Toney. This release became MCB's only album and was originally released on Epic Records in 1983. They were joined by Belinda Woods (from the group Brainstorm) on vocals and the Phoenix Horns (Don Myrick on sax, Rhamlee Davis on trumpet, Louis Satterfield on trombone and Mike Harris on trumpet).

>John Mellencamp
– Plain Spoken CD/LP (Motown/Universal)
Plain Spoken is the first album from Mellencamp since 2010 s critically acclaimed, No Better Than This, and was once again produced by T Bone Burnett.
>Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong
– Savage Imagination CD/LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
Second collaborative album is a collection indebted to, but transcending, a long history of Japanese pop music, using strange and unusual sounds to create music that is optimistic and upbeat to its core.

>Jason Moran
– All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller CD (Blue Note)
All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller, is a collaboration with the vocalist Meshell Ndegeocello that recasts the music of the legendary jazz entertainer Fats Waller as a modern dance party. The album, which was produced by Ndegeocello and Blue Note Records president Don Was, is the ninth in a formidable catalog that Moran has been building on Blue Note since 1999. Vinyl version due October 7.
>Mr Twin Sister
– Mr Twin Sister CD/LP (Twin Group)
"The Band Formerly Known as Twin Sister return with a new album that possesses a distinctly nocturnal vibe. Mr Twin Sister is a 37-minute tribute to the way night allows people to discover who they are and who they want to be." [8.1] -- Pitchfork

>Matty Mullins
– Matty Mullins CD (Rise)
The debut solo album from Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire.

– Truth Becomes Death [Reissue/2005] CD (Alien8)
Reissue of the debut proper full-length from this Toronto-based ambient doom metal monster fronted by musician and writer Aidan Baker. Three massive tracks of epic, droning, doom, thundering riffs, and plodding cacophony. For fans of Sunn O))) and Isis.

– Animal Evolve CD/LP (Chop Shop)
Don't let the 'modern folk' tag fool you. Anchored by tribal drums and electric guitars, Neulore's songs are better suited for the arena than the campfire. The music swells and swoons, with tense verses that break into epic, open-armed choruses. It's a sound that tells a story, much like classic folk music... but it does so with gang vocals, synthesizers and the anthemic sweep of rock & roll.

>New Horizons
– Something New/Gonna Have Big Fun [Reissue/1983/1984] CD (Funky Town Grooves)
One of the more obscure '80s funk acts from Dayton, New Horizons nonetheless benefited from the assistance of the Troutman family (Roger, Larry, Robert, and Terry) and a deal with Columbia. The release combines the Thomas brothers
Something New and Gonna Have Big Fun, both of which were recorded at Troutman Sound Labs and bear the unmistakable Zapp/Troutman synth-funk stamp. Roger took these funky band of brothers, and crafted a well-produced record full of funk/R&B and smooth soul, as one would expect from the funkmeister himself.
>No Bragging Rights
– The Concrete Flower CD/LP (Pure Noise)
No Bragging Rights is one of the most exciting bands in the West Coast hardcore/melodic punk rock scene. In the last year, the band has supported Everytime I Die, Stray From The Path and was a part of the 2013 Vans Warped Tour.

This third installment of the group's wildly successful EP series continues to mix global pop and indie hits with original tracks, showcasing the quintet's eclectic taste and otherworldly talent. The EP includes a surprise featured guest, as well as a song performed entirely in French.

>Perfume Genius
– Too Bright CD/LP+MP3 (Matador)
Over the course of two astonishing albums, Perfume Genius, aka Seattle native Mike Hadreas, cemented his place as a singer/songwriter of rare frankness, creating songs that, while achingly emotional, offered empathy and hope, rather than any judgment or handwringing. Sparse, gorgeous and with Hadreas quavering vocals often only accompanied by piano, they were uncommonly beautiful tales of a life lived on the dark side scarred, brutalized, yet ultimately, slowly but surely reclaimed.

>Prince Fatty Meets Nostalgia 77
– Kingdom Of Dub CD (Strut)
The legendary reggae producer Prince Fatty reworks the funk and jazz specialists Nostalgia 77 catalogue in a dub style.

>Chuck Prophet
– Night Surfer CD (Yep Roc)
Of his new album,
Night Surfer, Prophet comments, "This record is loosely conceptual but universal all the same. It's all about a path forward, about looking around and imagining where we'll be in 20 years if we just follow that path. And of course, you'll find a persistent anxiety throughout; we live, after all, in anxious times. As John Murry told me after a first listen, 'It brings a tear to the eye and blood to the johnson.'" So yeah, a new record, new sound. It's got it's own groove with in your face guitars that snake and harmonize. They jangle too, thanks in no small part to special guest Peter Buck." Vinyl version due October 21.
- A Rose In A Garden Of Weeds: A Preamble Through The History Of Pugwash CD (Omnivore)
Pugwash's mix of The Beach Boys meets ELO meets XTC has made them favorites in not only their homeland of Ireland, but across the UK. The band's albums have thus far only been available outside of North America, and have now slipped out of print.
A Rose In A Garden Of Weeds features 17 tracks drawn from 1999's Almond Tea As Served By… through 2011's The Olympus Sound (which was nominated for the Choice Music Prize, presented to the best album from Ireland.)
>Purling Hiss
– Weirdon CD/LP/Cassette (Drag City)
Full-tilt with tunes, aggro riffs, feedback peals, stoned soul-searching, pop turnarounds and magisterial portraits of the go-nowhere lifestyle in abstract,
Weirdon is also a new-phase Purling Hiss album, using the songwriting and guitar style of Mike Polizze to come up with a quicksilver sound touched on only briefly on previous records. Replete with handclaps, pounding pianos, tambourines and vocal effects, but steeped in guitar roar, Purling Hiss streamlines up nicely, serving the new songs and directions of Weirdon while still slamming down hard on your ears like they like to do.
– Cool Choices CD/LP (Hardly Art)
S is the long-running solo project of Jenn Ghetto (Carissa's Wierd). After many months of trying to get their schedules aligned, the band ended up in the studio with Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie), at The Hall Of Justice in Seattle. As he was setting up Ghetto's guitar amp combo and pulling gadgets off the shelves and microphones out of boxes he said to her, "This is how you make a Van Halen record." And then they made
Cool Choices. "Cool Choices is the breakup album of the year. Ghetto's expressive whisper-sing outlines the aftermath of a failed relationship with radical vulnerability in lyrics that use achingly personal details to create universally cathartic songs. At the core of its broken heart, Cool Choices is a pop album. Ghetto tenderly walks us through a tried-and-true topic—lost love—in a way that feels genuinely fresh and revelatory." – The Stranger
>Laetitia Sadier
– Something Shines CD/LP (Drag City)
New solo album from the Stereolab frontwoman. "Laetitia Sadier's solo material is essentially the same thing as a Stereolab album. With Stereolab now finished it is hard to get that updated '60s French pop vibe from anywhere else. Her solo work has continued the effort meeting a small niche in the music world. Besides her voice which continues to be rather affecting she has appeared in increasingly unusual places (ending up on a Tyler the Creator track, etc.). Hopefully at some point she begins to grow her audience." –

– Ocean View CD (Six Degrees)
With his sophomore album,
Ocean View, Silva is builds on his unique blend of catchy electronic pop built on a Brazilian foundation. "I love dream pop and ambient," Silva says, "and I try to mix it in my music."
>Sarah Silverman
– We Are Miracles CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Sarah Silverman
We Are Miracles is taken from the acclaimed performer's Emmy-nominated first headline special for HBO. It was recorded at the famed Largo in Los Angeles.
>Skool Boyz
– Skool Boyz/This Is The Real Thing [Reissue/1984/1985] CD (Funky Town Grooves)
Though interrupted by a few years, Skool Boyz was a continuation of Flavor. A major break came in 1984 when Columbia Records took them on, debuting with
Slip Away -- and two superb albums. Their self-produced debut album Skool Boyz had some fine ballads "Nothin Like A Slow Dance," "Before You Go," "You Are The Best Thing In My Life," and some rhythmic up-tempo numbers. Both albums, in part, were initially released on Destiny Records and contained a subsequent CBS album with some new material.
>Smashing Pumpkins
– Adore [Reissue/1998] CD/6xCD+DVD (Virgin)
More than 15 years after its original release, the Smashing Pumpkins'
Adore is now available as a Super Deluxe set featuring 107 tracks including rarities, demos and outtakes along with a complete 1998 live show video from Atlanta's Fox Theater. (Single-disc remastered edition also available. Double-vinyl version due October 7.)
>Wadada Leo Smith/Jamie Saft/Joe Morris/Balazs Pandi
– Red Hill CD/2xLP (RareNoise)
Fueled by the urgent high note blasts and expressive muted trumpet work of avant-garde icon Wadada Leo Smith and underscored by and uncanny group-think of RareNoise stalwarts Jamie Saft (Metallic Taste of Blood, Slobber Pup, Plymouth, The New Standard) on keyboards, Joe Morris (Plymouth, Slobber Pup, One) on upright bass and Balazs Pandi (Obake, Metallic Taste Of Blood, Slobber, Pup, One) on drums,
Red Hill is a kind of clarion call for the new avant-garde.
>Snootie Wild
– Go Mode CD (Epic)
Includes the hit "Yayo" (featuring Yo Gotti) and "She's A Keeper" (featuring August Alsina).

>Marshal Allen Presents Sun Ra & His Arkestra
– In The Orbit Of Ra 2xCD (Strut)
Strut and Art Yard join forces for a special release to mark what would have been Sun Ra's 100th birthday with this new collection curated by the longest serving member of the Arkestra and current bandleader, Marshall Allen. Bringing together Ra highlights from over 25 years of music, the album is the first internationally released compilation to provide an introduction to the music of Sun Ra, curated personally by the Arkestra and mastered from the original tapes. Vinyl version due October 7.

>Cody Joe Tillman & The Wicked Truth
- Cody Joe Tillman & The Wicked Truth CD (Rock Ridge)
A unique musical fusion of Americana, alt country, funk, blues, jazz and alternative rock.

– The Acoustic Collection CD (Crash Collide)
Trapt, known for their hits "Headstrong," "Still Frame," "Stand Up," "Who's Going Home With You Tonight," release their first-ever acoustic album.

– Sukierae CD/2xLP (Anti)
Tweedy, the band, is a collaboration between Jeff Tweedy, best known as the founder of the pioneering Chicago rock band Wilco, and his 18-year-old son and drummer Spencer Tweedy.
Sukierae features 20 new songs penned by Jeff, performed by Tweedy father and son along with a host of musical guests.
>Tom VandenAvond
– Endtimes CD (Hillgrass Bluebilly)
Woodie Guthrie said "a man should know his country like the back of his hand." Tom VandenAvond is a contemporary ghost with a wisdom in his music that exceeds his years. His sound embodies the nature of solitary travel and the inevitable connections made from a life on the road. He seems to take notes from the Ramblin' Jack Eliot handbook. A bit of a maverick, he's also not afraid of the odd, straight job painting signs or slingin' beer. He is part John Prine and a bit of Mark Twain.

>Various Artists
– Hyperdub 10.3 CD (Hyperdub)
Hyperdub 10.1 and 10.2 shone light on the label's dance floor and songwriting dimensions, this collection champions its beatless and ambient sounds. Inevitably, the tracklist kicks off with the label's chief protagonist of melancholy, Burial. There's new material from the likes of Kode9, The Bug, Dean Blunt, Inga Copeland, Lee Gamble, Cooly G, Fatima Al Qadiri, Ikonika, DJ Earl and Junior Boys' Jeremy Greenspan, while older cuts from King Midas Sound, Darkstar and Laurel Halo also feature. The result is a collection of tunes the labels says is "free of drums and often basslines, leaving only synthesised, sampled or looped textures that often hang like a cloud of gas, or rotate without friction like mini cyclones."
>Vinyl Theatre
– Electrogram CD (Fueled By Ramen)
Songs like "Breaking Up My Bones" and "Gold" pulsate with kinetic energy and dancefloor-friendly rhythms, the band's passionate spirit and positive vibrations shining brightly throughout the eight-song collection.

>Wax Witches
– Center Of Your Universe CD (Burger)
Insanely catchy pop punk blasts from outer space featuring Alex Wall of Bleeding Knees Club. Vinyl version due October 7.

– Sway CD/LP+MP3 (Graveface)
New album from the shoegaze outfit featuring Nick Bassett (formerly of Deafheaven). More than any Whirr release to date,
Sway creates a definitive sense of immersion, sculpting an environment that breathes you in instantly and breathes you out only when the record snaps into silence.
>White Violet
– Stay Lost CD/LP+MP3 (Normal Town/New West)
The Athens, GA and Nashville, TN four-piece White Violet present their sophomore effort. A more upbeat sequel to the band's dreamy and dark debut
Hiding, Mingling, the 2014 record was tracked in Kernersville, NC, with master engineer Scott Solter (Centro-Matic, Spoon, Superchunk). What sets Stay Lost apart from previous releases is that this is not the sole brainchild of singer/songwriter Nate Nelson. The eleven songs find a finely honed, battle-worn lineup collectively exploring the wide-open soundscapes that one belonged to Nelson alone.
>Mac Wiseman
– Songs From My Mother's Hand CD (Wrinkled Records)
Mac sang these songs with his mother, around a pump organ, and often pored through her notebooks, sang to himself and taught himself guitar chords. He would become one of a handful of musicians who helped create bluegrass music. The notebook songs, with lyrics written in his mother's handwriting from the radio in the 1930's, are folk songs, with roots in the British Isles.

>Lee Ann Womack
– The Way I'm Livin' CD/LP (Sugar Hill)
First album in seven years from the Grammy-winning country vocalist.
The Way I'm Livin' features the songs of Adam Wright, Chris Knight, Mindy Smith, Buddy Miller, Mando Saenz, Hayes Carll, Neil Young, Bruce Robison and Roger Miller.
>Michael Wycoff
– Come To My World/On The Line [Reissue/1981/1983] CD (Funky Town Grooves)
While never breaking out as a crossover artist, keyboardist and vocalist Michael Wycoff developed a following as a result of three solid albums he released in the early-'80s. They were landmark releases for Wycoff and lovers of sophisticated early-'80s R&B (Luther Vandross, Leon Ware, Patrice Rushen, Lewis own releases, etc.) will find plenty to like beyond the singles.

– Songs From Tsongas: Yes 35th Anniversary Concert 3xCD (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
This is the first ever release of
Songs From Tsongas on CD. It is taken from Yes' 35th Anniversary Tour in 2004, the last tour by the band to feature the classic line-up of Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman and Alan White. The concert was recorded at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Massachusetts and featured a brand new stage set by legendary designer and Yes collaborator Roger Dean. The setlist features tracks from across the band's career, including an extensive acoustic section in the middle of the show and some tracks that have rarely been performed live. Also available on stand-alone DVD and Blu-ray.
>Young Rebel Set
– Crocodile CD (New West)
Young Rebel Set presents
Crocodile, a collision of rollicking folk-rock, blue-eyed soul and jaunty '90s Britpop. It is an exhilarating mix of The Stranglers and The Waterboys with the energy of the Pogues and will probably get matched to those who are fans of Frank Turner. Described as a "folk-inspired record which owes more to Richard Ashcroft that it does Mumford & Sons" by Steve Lamacq of BBC 6Music and "how Bruce Springsteen might have sounded had he been raised in the Middlesbrough area" by Q.

DVD + Blu-ray:
– The Last Ship: Live At The Public Theatre DVD (Cherry Tree)
The Last Ship tells the story of the demise of the shipbuilding industry in 1980s Newcastle which had, for so long, shaped and overshadowed the city, its development, and its community. Inspired by this subject matter, Sting has written more than 40 original songs for the project, some of which will be included in a stage play of the same name. The defining songs featured on the album The Last Ship explore a myriad of universal themes including the complexity of relationships, the passage of time, transgressions, and redemption. 83 minutes.
– Songs From Tsongas: Yes 35th Anniversary Concert 2xDVD/2xBlu-ray (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
Contains two different concerts from Yes 35th Anniversary Tour in 2004, the last tour by the band to feature the classic line-up of Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman and Alan White. Disc One contains the whole of the concert from the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Massachusetts, previously spread across two discs. Disc Two contains 70 minutes of highlights from a very different concert on the same tour filmed at Estival in Lugano, Switzerland. Also available on stand-alone CD.

– Aaimon LP+MP3 (Artoffact)
Aaimon's 2013 debut full-length received glowing praise from Sonic Seducer, Exclaim!, I Die: You Die, Auxiliary Magazine, FEARnet, and several others. The vinyl includes a previously unreleased bonus track, "Lethe," and a digital download.

– The Lexicon Of Love [Reissue/1982] LP (Mercury)
As part of Universal Music's "Back to Black" re-release series, ABC's debut receives a HQ-180gm vinyl reissue. Album includes "Poison Arrow," "The Look Of Love" and more.

>American Hi-Fi
– Blood & Lemonade LP (Rude Records)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the Boston-based pop/punk band. Featuring the single "Allison" and other notables "Golden State" and "Armageddon Days,"
Blood & Lemonade wholly embraces the sound and spirit of classic, balls-to-the-wall guitar rock mixed with the power pop sensibilities that lead to their worldwide smash "Flavor Of The Weak."
>The Amity Affliction
– Let The Ocean Take Me LP (Roadrunner)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Urgent, aggressive, and remarkable cathartic,
Let The Ocean Take Me pushes the band's signature post-hardcore approach to new heights of richness and diversity, providing the consummate aural partner to vocalist Joel Birch's increasingly more potent lyricism.
>Angels & Airwaves
– We Don't Need To Whisper 2xLP (Shop Radio Cast)
We Don't Need to Whisper is the debut studio album by the American rock band Angels & Airwaves. Recorded at Neverpants Ranch in San Diego, California and produced by guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge, the album was originally released on May 23, 2006 through Geffen Records. HQ-180gm with D-side etching.
– Anjou LP (Kranky)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. The culmination of four years writing and editing, Anjou marks the first collaboration between Labradford's Robert Donne and Mark Nelson since the release of that group
ʼs Fixed::Context LP. Combining modular synthesis, Max/MSP programming and live instrumentation, Anjou deftly weaves noise with gentle ambience and melody with texture. Guitar, bass and Steven Hessʼ (Locrian, Fennesz, Pan American) live percussion give the eight pieces immediacy and create a framework for the more abstract sounds of digital and analog synth programming.
– Pulsars e Quasars 12" (Mexican Summer)
In a sense, Arp draws a link to his earlier cosmic synth work, albeit reclaiming and redefining it in a pop songwriting context. The title-track is a lysergic rush, a kaleidoscopic bite of psychedelic anglophile pop. Alexis Georgopoulos' voice finds a comfortable spot between the narcotic resplendence of George Harrison and the delicacy of Broadcast's Trish Keenan. The music, meanwhile, opens swathed in phased guitars before building into a prismatic, melodic fuzzed out mass.

>Astronauts Etc.
– Sadie 12" (Hit City USA)
There is a fragile balance to Astronauts Etc.—an attempt to reconcile contradiction. Harmonious conflict rolls through mastermind Anthony Ferraro's uniquely soulful compositions with a struggling duality innate in each note. A classically trained pianist with French composer Hector Berlioz tattooed on his arm, Ferraro approaches his songwriting with both a disregard for his 15 years of focused lessons and a respect for the skill those studies have afforded him.

>Black Uruhu
– Red [Reissue/1981] LP (Island)
"The sophomore release from the third and most successful incarnation of Black Uhuru (singers Don Carlos, Erroll 'Jay' Wilson, and Rudolph 'Garth' Dennis had come before),
Red spotlights the singing talents of then rising star Michael Rose, American-born Sandra 'Puma' Jones, and original member Derrick 'Duckie' Simpson. Backed by the tight and dancehall-era defining Sly & Robbie band, the trio reels off eight high-quality reggae cuts here, including classics like 'Youth Of Eglington' and 'Sponji Reggae.'" -- AllMusic
>Boris With Merzbow
– Sun Baked Snow Cave [2005] 2xLP (Hydra Head)
Available for the first time on vinyl. The lonesome, mournful void of a strummed acoustic guitar is soon enough smothered by drones and swarms of feedback that intertwine with pulsating, yowling electronics. Two worlds that both harmonize and struggle against each other.

>Burning Spear
– Marcus Garvey [Reissue/1975] LP (Island)
Marcus Garvey hit Jamaica like a force ten gale, its legacy so great that in later years many fans mistakenly came to believe it was Burning Spear's debut album (it wasn't, two earlier records were released by Studio One). It made an instant hero of Winston Rodney, and the album remains a cornerstone of the entire roots movement." -- AllMusic
– Dayglo Necros [2012] LP (Spookshow)
Calabrese – Born With A Scorpion's Touch 2013 LP (Spookshow)
The Phoenix, AZ punk & roll band's influences musical influences include The Damned, Alkaline Trio, Black Flag, Black Sabbath, Turbonegro, The Misfits, Green Day, The Hives, White Zombie, AFI, Danzig, and Ramones. Color vinyl.

– Saturation LP (We Want Action)
"Considering how rarely Times New Viking plays these days, somebody needed to step up to keep first-rate slapdash scuzz-pop on Columbus stages. Cliffs is getting it done" - Columbus Alive. RIYL: Japandroids, Sebadoh.

>Dead Soft
– Dead Soft LP (Kingfisher Bluez)
"Fuzzy and hard-hitting in delivery, yet there are sweet melodies and catchy hooks at the heart of the tunes. Some watery, jangling tones that are inevitably overtaken by scorching fuzz." – Exclaim

>Dexy's Midnight Runners
– Too Rye Ay [Reissue/1982] LP (Island)
Dexy's Midnight Runners are best known in America as one of new wave's ultimate one-hit wonders, thanks to their 1982 number-one smash "Come On Eileen," a distinctive fusion of '80s pop, Celtic folk, and blue-eyed soul.

>Dillinger Four
– Midwestern Songs Of The Americas [Reissue/1998] LP (Hopeless)
Dillinger Four – Versus God [Reissue/2000] LP (Hopeless)
With their dedicated fan base growing to a new generation, the acclaimed midwestern punk group's first two acclaimed albums have finally been repressed on vinyl.

– LingAM LP+MP3 (Artoffact)
On Download's 2013 album, LingAM, the duo of cEvin Key (Skinny Puppy) and Phil Western use their impressive repertoire of skills, synthesizers and sequencers to create a transcendent work of experimental electronica. HQ-180gm.

>Empress AD
– Still Life Moving East LP (The End)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Having taken time to carefully hone their style of the music they love, Empress AD have written an arsenal of songs that veer from an expansive, progressive sound to an aggressive, controlled roar. Citing their influences as Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Mastodon and Opeth, the Berkshire four-piece locked themselves away in a UK studio with experienced New York-based producer, Andrew Schneider (Cave In, Pelican, Old Man Gloom) to craft their debut.

>Nico Fidenco
- Black Emanuelle [OST] [Reissue/1975] LP (Dagored)
Nico Fidenco - Black Emanuelle: Orient Reportage [OST] [Reissue/1976] LP (Dagored)
The legendary Nico Fidenco's score for
Black Emanuelle is by turns sultry and serious, fun and funky. The sound is sophisticated, groovy and melodically memorable; mixing Latin rhythms - in a continuous sexual tension with the exotic images of the beautiful Laura Gemser - and electronic textures that show the influence of early techno masters such as Giorgio Moroder and Kraftwerk.
>Fleetwood Mac
– Fleetwood Mac [Reissue/1968] LP (Reprise)
Fleetwood Mac – Mr. Wonderful [Reissue/1968] LP (Reprise)
Fleetwood Mac – The Pious Bird Of Good Omen [Reissue/1969] LP (Reprise)
In 1967 Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie played in the legendary John Mayall & The Blues Breakers, and were given free studio time during which they recorded five songs. Peter Green was so convinced of this band's musical prowess that he formed it on the spot and named it after the drummer & the bass player. John McVie wasn't convinced and it forced Fleetwood Mac to find a temporary replacement in Bob Burning. After a short while, however, he was as hooked on the Elmore James influenced British Blues that he left John Mayall to take a risk on a group of unknowns. The rest is history.

>Frnkiero & The Cellabration
– Stomachaches LP (Workhorse Music Group)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Solo release from My Chemical Romance's Frank Iero.

– Top Soul [Reissue/1975] LP (Lion Productions)
Limited HQ-180gm vinyl LP repressing of this impossible-to-find jazz/soul/funk monster by Fusión, issued in Chile in 1975. The album is a fulsome combination of funk, electric jazz, and soul, with Latin roots.

>Grandma's Boyfriend/The Steadys
– Split 7" (Dirty Rabbit)
The Steadys are a powerpop four-piece from Tokyo. Often compared to bands such as The Ramones and Buzzcocks, their brand of music combines a punchy (and flawless) rhythm section with catchy guitar lines and vocal harmonies. Grandma's Boyfriend have been playing together since 2009, cycling through more guitarists than The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their half of the record combines punk and powerpop with Beach Boys-esque vocal harmonies to create songs about love and squalor that even your mother would love.

>Joanna Gruesome/Trust Fund
– Split LP (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
This split sees the Gruesomes stretching out sonically and emotionally. Trust Fund bring all kinds of Flying Nun-ish mid-fi guitar pop with hints of bands like Swearin', Sourpatch, and Big Soda seeping through.

>Hudson Mowhawke
– Chimes 12" (Warp)
A monster moment in Hudson Mohawke sets, the previously unreleased "Chimes" has become a highly anticipated fan favorite. Mastered and louder than ever the tune is part of this four-track EP that also features a hard-style re-edit from "Gammer," and two completely new tracks that showcase the producer's great versatility.

– Endgame 12" (Planet Mu)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. "The classically-trained polymath Daniel Martin-McCormick is anything but predictable. A veteran of the DC hardcore band Black Eyes, he has worked on experimental electro projects (Mi Ami, Sex Worker) and first started making techno for dance-not-dance label 100% Silk. His output as Ital is murky, spaced-out, exploratory techno. Still, the Brooklyn-based producer remains ambivalent about dance floor functionality, and once enthused to Anthem Magazine about creating music mastered for intimate home-listening, not, as he put it, 'UK clubs.'" – Resident Adviser

>The King Of England
– The Last King Of England LP (Sainte Marie)
The Last King Of England is a tale of lost love, broken hearts, and a search for a place called home. It inhabits the place between consciousness and unconsciousness, a dream like space, somewhere unreal. It's the first solo album by Sacha Alessandro Marcello Berardinelli Galvagna. Written and recorded by Sacha on his laptop, the album reaches beyond the traditional guitar, bass, drum template and blends in instruments from around the world.
- Paul Stanley [Reissue/1978] LP (Mercury)
Kiss - Gene Simmons [Reissue/1978] LP (Mercury)
Kiss - Ace Frehley [Reissue/1978] LP (Mercury)
Kiss - Peter Criss [Reissue/1978] LP (Mercury)
Kiss - Alive III [Reissue/1993] 2xLP (Mercury)
HQ-180gm vinyl represses released to coincide with the band's 40th Anniversary. Remastered to high definition 192kHz/24-bit audio for maximum fidelity.

– Some Small Way LP (Native Sound)
Before splits with Into It Over it and La Dispute, before his debut full length on Run For Cover Records, there was "Some Small Way," Koji's first recorded material with a backing band and a standout release from his still growing catalog.

>La Hell Gang
– Just What Is Real [Reissue/2010] LP (Bym)
Vinyl reissue of the debut LP from Chile's La Hell Gang. It's always interesting to hear non-Americans take on Americanized tropes of rock & roll and see what comes through the cultural sieve. Serious endless hesher jams.

>The Miami Dolphins
– Becky LP (For Practically Everyone)
The Miami Dolphins 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.

>Ennio Morricone
- Per Un Pugno Di Dollari/A Fistful Of Dollars [OST] [Reissue/1965] LP (BTF)
Ennio Morricone - Il Mercenario [Reissue/1968] LP (BTF)
Ennio Morricone - Milano Odia: La Polizia Non Puo Sparare [OST] [Reissue/1974] (BTF)
Ennio Morricone - C'era Una Volta Il West/Once Upon A Time In The West [OST] [Reissue/1976] (BTF)
Ennio Morricone - Il Ladrone [Reissue/1980] LP (BTF)
Ennio Morricone - The Link [OST] [Reissue/1984] LP (Dagored)
Assorted vinyl reissues or rare Morricone soundtracks (some on color vinyl).

>New Electric Ride
– Balloon Age LP+MP3 (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)
"New Electric Ride is a British psych-rock band that channel equal parts 1960s grooviness and Brit-rock twee silliness" – PopMatters. Blue vinyl.

>The Paragons
– The Paragons [Reissue/1981] LP (Island)
"Founded in Brooklyn, NY, the Paragons were a black vocal harmony quintet signed to the New York-based Winley label, which was also home to the Jesters ('The Wind'). Julius McMichael (lead), Ben Frazier (first tenor), Donald Travis (second tenor), Ricky Jackson (baritone), and Al Brown (bass) had a distinctive sound with McMichael's high tenor voice as the lead, very much defining this distinctly New York-centered doo wop sound." – AllMusic

>Parquet Courts/Future Punx
– LAMC No. 13 7" (Famous Class)
The thirteenth edition in Famous Class' LAMC split series featuring an unreleased A-side track from one of the label's favorite band's, backed with a B-side track from a lesser-known artist handpicked by the A-side group. Features Parquet Courts' "This Is Happening Now," backed by Future Punx's "Spike Train."

>PC Worship
– Social Rust LP (Northern Spy)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
Social Rust, PC Worship's fourth LP to date and Northern Spy Records debut, may very well be the closest this innovative quartet, led by multi-instrumentalist Justin Frye, has gotten to the conventional rock formula. But don't be alarmed—PC Worship has, by no means, abandoned its inherent avant-gardist roots. In fact, Social Rust portends a familial group hell bent on blending its own vision of fully realized songcraft and contagious melodicism into its trademark chaotic din.
>Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
– Hypnotic Eye 2xLP (Reprise)
HQ-180gm, double-LP deluxe version
. Hypnotic Eye is the 13th studio album from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and the first album from the band in four years. "I knew I wanted to do a rock & roll record," Petty told Rolling Stone in April. "We hadn't made a straight hard-rockin' record, from beginning to end, in a long time."
>Plastic Cloud
– Plastic Cloud [Reissue/1968] LP (Lion Productions)
Limited HQ-180gm vinyl LP repressing of this 1968 psych masterpiece. Comes with lyric insert and replica vintage press release. Plastic Cloud recorded, quite simply, one of the greatest underground psychedelic albums ever made: a swirl of gossamer vocals and Tolkien references, swathed in the some of the most relentless fuzz guitar you will ever hear.

– Konsumier Mich 7" (Danger)
Collects the three tracks by this Viennese female-fronted DIY punk band that originally appeared on the
Die Tödliche Dosis compilation (released on Lustgewinn Schallplatten in 1981).
– Commonwealth 2xLP+MP3+CD (Yep Roc)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Toronto-based rock quartet is perhaps the most truly democratic group in the annals of pop, with Jay Ferguson, Chris Murphy, Patrick Pentland, and Andrew Scott all contributing original compositions to each record, equal partners with equal say over every aspect of their work. Where in the past creative lines have been blurred to create the multi-faceted Sloan sound,
Commonwealth sees the four bandmates disassociating ever so slightly to create an old-school double album sequenced with each member staking out a single side as their own artistic dominion.
>So Cow
– The Long Con LP (Goner)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. So Cow are of the mind that they sound like The Chills or McLusky, but they've lost all perspective at this stage so don't go taking their word for it. Similarly, lyrics telling of joyriding local politicians, John Deacon's post-Queen level of contentment, and the terror of turning 30 can probably now be interpreted any number of ways.

>Soft Cell
– Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret [Reissue/1981] LP (Mercury)
As part of Universal Music's "Back to Black" reissue series, Soft Cell's debut is reissued on HQ-180gm vinyl reissue.
Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret includes "Tainted Love," "Sex Dwarf" and more.
>Steel Pulse
– Handsworth Revolution [Reissue/1978] LP (Island)
"Steel Pulse's debut album set the band decisively apart from its British colleagues. This was not, by any stretch of the imagination, either pop-reggae or lovers rock. Nor was it the kind of dreamy Rasta reggae or art-for-art's sake dub that was popular at the time. Though the subtly jazzy swing that would later become explicit was already informing Steel Pulse's groove, the band's first album seemed not at all interested in generating anything like a party atmosphere. Handsworth Revolution is about politics first and religion second, with a quick nod to the dance ('Sound System') and another to the herb ('Macka Splaff') and not a single love lyric to be found anywhere." -- AllMusic

– Remembrance LP (Software)
Remembrance is the Software Recording Co. debut from Baton Rouge's Suicideyear (born James Prudhomme). Written and produced between Florida and Louisiana during the summer and fall of 2013, the album recalls those southern US landscapes and Prudhomme's experiences across eight songs equally intimate, intoxicating and mercurial.
>Tears For Fears
– The Hurting [Reissue/1983] LP (Mercury)
Vinyl reissue of the '80s pop duo's 1983 debut. "The Hurting would have been a daring debut for a pop-oriented band in any era, but it was an unexpected success in England in 1983, mostly by virtue of its makers' ability to package an unpleasant subject -- the psychologically wretched family histories of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith -- in an attractive and sellable musical format. Not that there weren't a few predecessors, most obviously John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band album -- which was also, not coincidentally, inspired by the work of primal scream pioneer Arthur Janov." -- AllMusic

>Terry Malts
– Insides EP 7" (Slumberland)
A refreshing blast of catchy punk, pop-influenced but also chaotic, noisy, shredding.

>Third World
– Journey To Addis [Reissue/1978] LP (Island)
"Probably the first and best fusion of reggae and soul music by a reggae group. Third World was looking to sell records worldwide and not just in Jamaica and England, and while the band's fusion of these genres may have infuriated the die-hard Rasta man, it helped the music reach a larger base. After the opening 'One Cold Vibe,' a melodic reggae bouncer, a tepid 'Cold Sweat' (not the James Brown tune) has floating rhythms that soften the harsh lyrics." -- AllMusic

>Moreno Veloso
– Coisa Boa LP (Luaka Bop)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Moreno Veloso, son of Brazilian music icon Caetano Veloso, began singing at the age of three, improving his natural skills while learning how to play classical guitar six years later. Veloso made his songwriting debut in 1982 with "Um Canto de Afoxé Para Bloco do lle," which is featured on Caetano Veloso's
Cores, Nomes. Moreno Veloso became a Latin percussionist while still a teenager, touring with his father and Gilberto Gil before playing cello for Carlinhos Brown.
– Document And Eyewitness 1979-1980 [Reissue/1981] 2xLP (Pink Flag)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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.
>Yabby U
– Jah Jah Way [Reissue/1980] LP (Island)
"Yabby You was born Vivian Jackson in a Kingston ghetto. By the time he was 17, Jackson was so malnourished that he had to be hospitalized. He was eventually left with severe arthritis and crippled legs. While he could not work, he had musical talent and -- taking his cues from divine inspiration that he felt came from the sounds of nature around him (and the help of friends) -- founded a harmony trio, the Prophets, in 1972." – AllMusic

>Dwight Yoakam
– Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc., [Reissue/1986] LP+MP3 (WB)
Vinyl repress of the veteran country singer/songwriter's 1986 debut album. It was the first of three consecutive #1 Billboard Country Albums for Dwight. Three of its tracks rose into the Top 40 of the Hot Country Singles chart in 1986. The album was the first of more than a dozen Yoakam albums featuring his collaboration with record producer-guitarist Pete Anderson.

Bonnie Prince Billy – Singer's Grave A Sea Of Tongues (Drag City)
Singer's Grave A Sea Of Tongues is the 11th new full-length album from the mind, soul and voice of the man that is Bonnie Prince Billy. His first solo record on Drag City in nearly three years, it is a rich and roiling time of life that is captured in a myriad of moments throughout all the songs here. Throughout the album, mythos is in the wind, trysting with truth and the joys of song, of singing and playing in open space; harmonies and acoustic instruments spread in bright stereo sound, accosting in the air between the speakers and going deep, without hesitation into our waiting and needing minds and souls.
>Purling Hiss
– Weirdon (Drag City)
Full-tilt with tunes, aggro riffs, feedback peals, stoned soul-searching, pop turnarounds and magisterial portraits of the go-nowhere lifestyle in abstract,
Weirdon is also a new-phase Purling Hiss album, using the songwriting and guitar style of Mike Polizze to come up with a quicksilver sound touched on only briefly on previous records. Replete with handclaps, pounding pianos, tambourines and vocal effects, but steeped in guitar roar, Purling Hiss streamlines up nicely, serving the new songs and directions of Weirdon while still slamming down hard on your ears like they like to do.

>Danny Bland & Greg Dulli
– I Apologize In Advance For All The Awful Things I'm Gonna Do (Sub Pop)
120-page, full color collection of haiku written by Danny Bland, accompanied by photographs by Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli, with calligraphy by Exene Cervenka.
released 16 SEPTEMBER 2014
>Allah-Lahs – Worship The Sun CD/LP (Innovative Leisure)
Worship The Sun expands the sound established by the Allah-Lahs' maiden effort, honing their fusion of West Coast garage rock, Latin percussion and electric folk. The album is richly textured and timeless as a Southern California beach break, evocative of L.A.'s storied past full of beatniks, artists, surfers, nomads, remnants of a bygone Sunset Strip, golden tans and cosmic sunsets.
– Anjou CD (Kranky)
The culmination of four years writing and editing, Anjou marks the first collaboration between Labradford's Robert Donne and Mark Nelson since the release of that group
ʼs Fixed::Context LP. Combining modular synthesis, Max/MSP programming and live instrumentation, Anjou deftly weaves noise with gentle ambience and melody with texture. Guitar, bass and Steven Hessʼ (Locrian, Fennesz, Pan American) live percussion give the eight pieces immediacy and create a framework for the more abstract sounds of digital and analog synth programming.
– Rites Ov Perversion CD (Metal Blade)
New album from the Dutch necromantic death metal act.

>Mike Auldridge/Jerry Douglas/Rob Ickes
– Three Bells CD (Rounder)
Three Bells is a collaboration between Dobro masters Jerry Douglas, Mike Auldridge (The Seldom Scene), and Rob Ickes (Blue Highway).
– Lándini CD (Real World)
On a narrow peninsula on Honduras' Caribbean coast -- in Plaplaya, a small village without electricity -- singer, guitarist and Garifuna activist Aurelio Martinez learned music at his mother's knee. At day's end, workers returned from the sea, gathering to hear paranda -- the guitar-driven music of Garifuna troubadours. Aurelio joined in from a tender age, set atop a table by his uncles.
He may be among the last generation in Honduras to grow up with Garifuna traditions, passed down over 300 years since shipwrecked African slaves intermarried with native Indians on St. Vincent in the 1600s. Their families were forcibly deported to the Central American coast by British colonials three centuries ago -- but their unique culture still endures.
Lándini ('landing') is an exuberant yet bittersweet homage to his beloved home and to his Garifuna people.
>The Bacon Brothers
- 36¢ CD (MRI Associated)
Long before Kevin launched his prolific stage and screen career, and before Michael became known as a go-to composer for film and television, they were just two brothers growing up playing music together. Nearly 20 years ago, they decided to make it official and formed The Bacon Brothers.
36¢ is the band's newest offering.
>Aiden Baker
– Triptychs: Variations On A Melody CD (Important)
Triptychs takes inspiration from Erik Satie's compositions "Gymnopédies" and his notion of "furniture music" -- each "triptych" is based around a simple, slow-moving melodic line, which repeats three times with the addition of a harmonic line upon each repetition, culminating in a three-part harmony.
>Beach Beach
– The Sea CD/LP+MP3 (La Castanya)
12 cuts with a distinct radio jingle with fast paced rhythms, overdriven basses and beautiful background vocals, percussion arrangements, guitar solos, instrumental parts, and harmonic vocals.

>Marco Benevento
– Swift CD/LP (The Royal Potato Family)
Marco Benevento is used to doing things for himself. Since launching his solo career six years ago, Benevento has co-founded the label that releases his music, The Royal Potato Family, and built the studio, Fred Short Sound, where he works whenever he s not on the road. He's written, arranged and played his largely instrumental anthems, leading a band from behind his customized piano and a tiny armada of drum-machines and sequencers, keyboards and pedals. But until Benevento set out to complete his fifth solo album, he'd never sung his own songs, a strange omission for music that s so often been lyrical. That changes decisively, assuredly, triumphantly on
Swift, the boldest and most bracing album of Benevento's career.
– Just Enough Hip To Be A Woman CD (Dine Alone)
Harkening back to punk rock's glory days of the '70s, Broncho captures the aggression, authenticity and youthful exhilaration of a bygone era. With echoes of The Replacements, Iggy and the Stooges and The Ramones, Broncho is a blisteringly cathartic flash of gritty, crunching guitar work supported by an assaultive rhythm section and made whole by songwriter Ryan Lindsey's aggressive, yelping vocal work. Vinyl version due October 7.

>Chris Brown
– X CD (RCA)
New album from the R&B superstar. The production team for
X includes Grammy-winning producer Timbaland (David Guetta, Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas) and Danja (Mary J. Blige, P!nk), both of whom worked on 2012's chart-topping album Fortune. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds four bonus tracks.
>Ann Hampton Callaway
–From Sassy To Divine: The Sarah Vaughan Project CD (Shanachie)
Tony nominee, Platinum Award winning songwriter and Theater World Award winner, jazz/cabaret diva Ann Hampton Callaway is at the height of her vocal powers, and for one magical night those magical powers were on full display at the world famous Jazz At Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca Cola.

>Cannibal Corpse
– A Skeletal Domain CD/LP (Metal Blade)
Boasting twelve-ominous tracks in forty-four spine-fraying minutes,
A Skeletal Domain is a massive, belligerent, and deliberate aural attack that finds the band at their peak of their notoriously hyper kinetic, meticulously executed brutality.
>Andrea Carri
– Chronos CD (Psychonavigation)
Chronos is the fourth studio album released by the Italian pianist and composer Andrea Carri, the first with Psychonavigation records. The main theme of the album is time, how we approach it, our relationship with past, how we live the present and what we expect from the future. In particular starting from the concept that "time flies," is there something that make us eternal? Music is the solution, suggested by this journey made by the notes of a piano.
– Badlands CD (Facedown)
Badlands combines the ambition and spirit of the band's debut with their progressive hardcore aesthetic and an ambience relatively new to their sound.
>The Contortionist
– Language CD (E1)
Bottom heavy open chords that resonate strong enough to shake the core of the Earth. Skyrocketing bursts of oscillating guitar leads layer an ominous and dark undercurrent of rhythm. The band's signature brand of forward thinking heavy metal has made them stick out as progressive metal favorites.

>Dark Horses
– Hail Lucid State CD (Last Gang)
Brighton's Dark Horses once again team up with the ever talented Richard Fearless (Death In Vegas) for their latest sonic offering,
Hail Lucid State. A pioneering blend of Siouxsie & The Banshees meets T-Rex. Urgent, catchy, and irresistible.
>Mike Doughty
– Stellar Motel CD/LP (Snack Bar)
Doughty's new album is led by the tranced-out, banjo-driven single "Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating In The Future." Produced by DJ Good Goose,
Stellar Motel features a menagerie of guests, from the rappers Jay Boogs, HJA, Miss Eaves, and MC Frontalot, to drums and sax trio Moon Hooch, to long-time sideman Andrew "Scrap" Livingston, to Japanese rap star Kim Uhnellys.
>Dream Boat
– The Rose Explodes CD/LP (Cloud)
The Rose Explodes is the lush and percussive sophomore album from Athens, GA psychedelic collective Dream Boat. The band began as a collaboration between Page Campbell and Dan Donahue. Two artists/musicians who were born on the same Aquarian day. Together, they bridge several generations of Athens' psychedelic collectives and musical freak families.
>The Earls Of Leicester
– Earls Of Leicester CD (Rounder)
The Earls of Leicester features the ''who's who'' of Bluegrass whose music and their very name pays tribute to the contributions to the bluegrass genre made by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. Band members include: Jerry Douglas (dobro) Shawn Camp (guitar, lead vocals), Johnny Warren (fiddle), Charlie Cushman (banjo), Barry Bales (bass), and Tim O'Brien (mandolin). Vinyl version due October 21.

>Easy Star All-Stars
– Dub Side Of The Moon [Anniversary Edition] CD (Easy Star)
This reissue the reggae translation of Pink Floyd's
Dark Side Of The Moon features new artwork, an in-depth liner note booklet and two bonus tracks (including a new version of the song "Breathe" featuring additional vocals by Eric Rachmany of Rebelution, Metric Man, and Ruff Scott of the Easy Star All-Stars).
– Always Returning CD (Kscope)
"Now a trio and counting electronic producer Ulrich Schnauss (who joined the band prior to In Praise) among their numbers, Engineers still play loud and lovely music, but it would be inaccurate to simply call them a shoegaze band.
Always Returning opening track 'Bless This Painter' is more interested in percussive trances, while 'Drive Your Car' floats effortlessly, with synths and vocals that pair together like an Air track." – Stereogum
>English Dogs
– The Thing With Two Heads CD (Candlelight)
Franticly intense, the veteran hardcore/punk band's new album is chock full of epic riffs and killer production.

>Mike Farris
– Shine For All The People CD (Compass)
This long-awaited follow up to 2007's
Salvation In Lights includes both original material and Farris' trademark interpretations of traditional gospel steeped in the influence of rock, vintage Memphis soul and the swagger of New Orleans. Farris's musical vision has coalesced into a sound that, at once, harkens back to early soul records yet emerges completely fresh with this new studio record. Shine For All The People is saturated with horns, B3, and gospel backing vocals, but Farris is the star here, as his voice is one of the greatest of our time while staking his claim as sole proprietor of a musical style uniquely his own.
>The Fauntleroys
– Below The Pink Pony CD/LP (Plowboy)
The Fauntleroys is a new combo featuring four seasoned, idiosyncratic talents beloved troubadour Alejandro Escovedo, fabled axe hero Ivan Julian, eclectic tunesmith Nicholas Tremulis and propulsive percussive force Linda Pitmon who've pooled their distinctive sensibilities into uniquely raucous, rousing rock & roll on their startling inaugural collaboration. The raw-nerved six-song set encompasses five new original tunes plus a pummeling, possessed reading of the Incredible String Band's classic "Chinese White."

>Kevin Lee Florence
– Given CD/LP (Fluff And Gravy)
Flecked with folk influences, finger-picked guitar lines and distinctive harmonies provided by his sister Kelly, Kevin Lee Florence's
Given falls somewhere between Sam Beam's hushed, vivid folk and Simon's own conversational, quirky lyrical genius.
– Between The Stars CD/LP (Loud & Proud)
Flyleaf and Kristen May found each other at just the right time. You could chalk it up to serendipity. Pulled together during a mutual moment of uncertainty, the frontwoman and the band's original core Sameer Bhattacharya (guitar), Jared Hartmann (guitar), Pat Seals (bass), and James Culpepper (drums) immediately thrust themselves into creating what would become the group's fourth full-length album.

>Freak Kitchen
– Cooking With Pagans CD (Laser's Edge)
Freak Kitchen consists of world renowned guitarist Mattias IA Eklundh, bassist Christer Ortefors and drummer Bjorn Fryklund, The trio offers an intense blend of progressive metal and rock, often served up with a wicked dose of humor. RIYL Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, and Bumblefoot.

>Freeway & The Jacka
– Highway Robbery CD (Golden Mean)
New collaboration between Philadelphia rapper Freeway and Bay Area MC The Jacka. Guests include Trae Da Truth, Paul Wall, Freddie Gibbs, Cormega, Husalah, Rydah J Klyde, and Ampichino and production from Jake One, Traxamillion, Young L, RobLo and Jeffro.

– Alix CD/LP+MP3 (Polyvinyl)
Built up with layer upon layer of rhythmic lines, computer noises, RZA beats, and poppy vocals that sometimes sound like a Janet Jackson/Prince face-off,
Alix is: old and new, vinyl and YouTube, vocal chord and Microkorg, gathered up and arranged with great care into a good-smelling, subtly sexy, catchy-or-die mish-mosh of sensibilities and time-warp senselessness, lightly peppered with that signature Swiftian element, but undeniably Generationals in taste. As Swift had decreed: tis a good idea to tear down and rebuild, but it s not always necessary to start from scratch. Available on CD and on green vinyl which includes download.
– Live In London CD (Cleopatra)
An electrifying live recording from the short-lived but thrilling proto-glam metal band featuring vocalist Phil Lewis, later of L.A. Guns, and guitarist Phil Collen who went on to monstrous success with Def Leppard. Features raucous versions of songs from the band's debut album
Sheer Greed including "Hollywood Tease," "Doctor, Doctor," "Take Me Dancing, "Strawberries" and more.
>Glass Ghost
– LYFE CD/LP (Western Vinyl)
Since the release of their debut album
Idol Omen in 2009, Glass Ghost's founding members Eliot Krimsky and Michael Johnson have kept busy. In addition to playing dozens of shows, including a tour with White Rabbits, Johnson joined Dirty Projectors as their new drummer, Krimsky has been collaborating with Here We Go Magic on keys, and the duo welcomed two new members to the group, Tyler Wood on keyboards and percussion, and Aerial East on vocals. "A fractured bit of art-pop featuring intoned falsetto over some spare production & airy beats." – Pitchfork
>Robert Gordon/Link Wray
– Cleveland '78 (Cleopatra)
Two legends of rockabilly and early rock, vocalist Robert Gordon and hugely influential Link Wray, storm the stage together on this live album recorded in 1978.

>Sid Griffin
– The Trick Is To Breathe CD (Prima)
The Trick Is To Breathe is the first solo album from ex-Long Ryder Sid Griffin in a decade. Known as a founder of today's Americana/alt-country genre for his groundbreaking work with the Long Ryders then (and the Coal Porters since) Sid Griffin has never been far from the cutting edge.
– Soon Away CD/LP (Carpark)
Soon Away, GRMLN veers from the pop-punk-rooted road the band started on with last year's Empire. It's an aggressive album, darker and heavier than what's come before. While it carries these characteristics, there is also a certain peace to Soon Away, thanks to songwriter Yoodoo Park's personal growth. (Limited copies pressed on blue vinyl.)
>Lili Haydn
– LiliLand CD (MRI Associated)
LiliLand features a blend of quirky pop hooks, soulful melody, and raw grooves. It's all unified by Haydn's unique brand of violin virtuosity, nakedly honest vocals, and poignant lyrics that reflect her passion for social justice and personal soul-searching.
>Monica Heldal
– Boy From The North CD/LP+CD (Warner Music Norway)
Part Americana, part bluegrass, part Irish folk, Heldal's acclaimed debut album,
Boy From The North, which spent 21 weeks on the Top 40 albums chart in Norway, arrives in the US. The album is the culmination of Heldal's many musical influences -- including Nick Drake, Emmylou Harris, Irish blues artist Rory Gallagher, and acoustic segments from Led Zeppelin's portfolio -- that allows the Bergen, Norway native to capture the increasingly popular Americana/Bluegrass vibes such as artists like Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers.
>Jimi Hendrix
– The Cry Of Love [Reissue/1971] CD/LP (Sony Legacy)
Jimi Hendrix – Rainbow Bridge (Original Motion Picture Sound Track) [Reissue/1971] CD/LP (Sony Legacy)
Released in 1971,
The Cry Of Love revealed the new music Hendrix had been preparing for First Rays Of The New Rising Sun, the ambitious double album the guitarist was working on at the time of his death. The album was compiled and mixed by Hendrix's longtime engineer Eddie Kramer and drummer Mitch Mitchell. Later that year, Rainbow Bridge premiered signature classics such as "Dolly Dagger" and further outlined the exciting new creative direction in which Hendrix had steered his music. Available for the first time on CD and reissued on HQ-200gm vinyl.
– Maps And Lists CD/LP (Outer Sunset)
Produced and mixed in pure analog in collaboration with John Vanderslice,
Maps And Lists is a breath of fresh air for those tired of overly digitized sounds, auto-tuned vocals, and bad lyrics that only your teenage cousin could love. The album features eight original songs, all recorded live in one or two takes, and a band of ringers including cellist Teddy Rankin-Parker (Iron And Wine, Glen Hansard), drummer Daniel Pearce, and bassist Patrick Taylor.
>Hostage Calm
– Die On Stage CD/LP (Run For Cover)
Hostage Calm confronts the darker realities of a modern America as a means of survival. In 2010, the acclaimed Connecticut band funneled their heroes' protest energy into a hybrid of punk, pop and new wave, only to see hopes filtered out through the Great Recession on 2012's bruised Heartland rocker
Please Remain Calm. Die On Stage celebrates the subsequent post-millennial fatalism with timeless grandeur. It's not a political statement but an honest portrait of growing up in America, embracing all that's fleeting while clutching what semblance of dreams remain for a generation future endeavored.
>Lia Ices
– Ices CD/LP (Jagjaguwar)
Ices is a celebration of flight, levity, and the conviction that you can leave earth. Flight became a metaphor for the ignition of the imagination. The process created a lightness in me, a freedom and positive energy that I¹d never before felt or explored."
>Ides Of Gemini
– Old World/New Wave CD (Neurot Recordings)
"Musically Ides Of Gemini is known for its dark, 'dream doom,' as their sound is mainly described. In practice they produce a very rich, compelling sound of their own and finding a proper common tag could be difficult. I think I have a good idea though: imagine a Saturday evening and it's a little cold outside. You decide to go for a walk and, whatever it is that made you decide to go for that walk, that's what the album sounds like." – Bearded Gentlemen Music

>Ingurgitating Oblivion
– Continuum Of Absence CD (Willowtip)
Dark, brooding atmospherics mix with chaotic blasts and riffs that will easily appeal to fans of Gorguts, Immolation, and Morbid Angel.

>Iron Reagan
– Tyranny Of Will CD/LP (Relapse)
Fronted by the venomously lyrical Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste), on paper Iron Reagan is a Richmond, VA supergroup (the band also features Phil Hall of Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse, etc. as well as Ryan Parrish of Darkest Hour together with members of Mammoth Grinder).
Tyranny Of Will is a 24-song wrecking ball of hardcore-punk/thrash fury.
– La Petite Mort CD/2xLP (BMG Rights Management)
La Petite Mort, the band's first album in four years, is about death. No surprise there. The title translates to English as 'The Little Death' and there's a Day Of The Dead skull in profile on the cover. Tim Booth recently lost his mother and a close friend, giving the lyrics some extra weight, naturally. Sometimes the music goes along the same path and at other times it does not. La Petite Mort finds James at a crossroads, but it's not the kind of crossroads that presents new opportunities and game-changers. It's a crossroads that asks the band and its fans if the James formula really suits their every approach. Because for subject matter so introspective, there's not much subtlety to the music inside of La Petite Mort." – Pop Matters
>The Jigsaw Seen
– Old Man Reverb CD/LP+CD (Vibro-phonic)
From intricate orchestral arrangements to primal rock, The Jigsaw Seen seamlessly combine diverse elements that support the album's themes of nature and music. Soaring Mellotrons embrace husky baritone guitar figures, while glammy guitars and ornamental piano runs support a Vocoder laugh track.

>Hamish Killgour
– All Of It And Nothing CD/LP (Ba Da Bing!)
Debut solo release from the veteran New Zealand musician. 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.
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.
>Kim Ki O
– Bir, Iki… CD/LP (S-s Records)
This Turkish duo's music is lo-fi minimal synth with a post-punk/cold wave feel. The cool/warm dual female vocals are eerie and dreamy, referencing classic post-punk as well as traditional Turkish melodies but remaining understated.

>King Jammy
– More Jammys From The Roots 2xCD (VP)
More Jammys From The Roots puts a spotlight mid to late eighties Jammy's productions of some of reggae's finest rhythms both vintage ("Stalag," "Real Rock," "African Beat," "Satta") and up-to-the-time ("32 Chip," "Run Down The World"). Featured vocalists include Junior Murvin, Dennis Brown, Horace Andy, Johnny Osbourne and Wailing Souls. Multiple tracks in the collection are available here for the first time on CD. Vinyl version due September 30.
>Le Butcherette
– Cry Is For The Flies CD (Ipecac)
The garage-punk trio Le Butcherettes is like the brilliant offspring of surrealist Luis Bunuel and intrepid rock icon PJ Harvey. Led by 24-year-old vocalist/guitarist/pianist Teri Gender Bender (a recent transplant to L.A. from Guadalajara, Mexico) Le Butcherettes bring a brazen intensity and playful, hook-laden simplicity that hacks to pieces all forms of pretension and excess. Features guest appearances from Shirley Manson and Henry Rollins.

– We Loved Her Dearly CD/LP (Arts & Crafts)
Toronto-based artist Lowell first cut her teeth on a collaborative mini-album project with the Apparatjik collective, featuring Grammy-winning producer Martin Terefe, members of Aha, Coldplay, and MEW. With her solo debut on Arts & Crafts, the self-styled singer/songwriter/producer and video artist takes a bold leap forward with celebratory pop songs buoyed by contagious melody and Lowell's sensual, provocative, artful and invulnerable one-up on artists like Lyyke Li and Santigold.

>The Madden Brothers
– Greetings From California CD (Capitol Music Group)
The Madden Brothers is the new project led by Good Charlotte's Joel and Benji Madden. The album is split into two 'sides', the first filled with upbeat, sunny pop/rock produced by their long-time collaborator Eric Valentine. The second side is an earthy blend of folk, Southern rock, and '70s-era FM pop produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli, known for his work with The White Stripes, The Strokes The Shins and many others. Vinyl version due September 30.

>The Mattson 2
– Agar CD (Um Yeah Arts)
The new album finds the Mattsons striding into a new realm of sound that blends their signature jazz soundscapes with ethereal sonic structures and haunting splashes of improvisational raga techniques. Vinyl version due November 11.

>Maveth/Embrace Of Thorns
– Plague Through The Heavens CD (Dark Decent)
Split release from Finland's Maveth and Greece's Embrace Of Thorns, a vicious eight-track affair spanning over 37 minutes.

>Tim McGraw
– Sundown Heaven Town CD (Big Machine Records)
New album from the country superstar. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds five bonus tracks.

>Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood
– Juice CD/LP (Indirecto)
Juice combines the group's signature grooves with a newfound lyrical melodicism over a program of original compositions and four covers including a powerful hymn-like version of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'" and a dizzying dub deconstruction of Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love." Throughout, Juice showcases the quartet's dynamic interplay and razor-sharp improvisational acumen.
>Metallica -
Live Sh*t: Binge & Purge (3xCD+2xDVD)
Back in print on Metallica's Blackened Recordings. The CDs contain recordings from concerts in Mexico City on the Nowhere Else To Roam tour. The DVDs feature footage from concerts in San Diego on the Wherever We May Roam Tour and Seattle on the Damaged Justice Tour.

>Blake Mills
– Heigh Ho CD/2xLP+MP3 (Verve)
Recorded in Los Angeles at the legendary Ocean Way studios in a room built for Frank Sinatra and used by everyone from Bob Dylan to Ray Charles, Mills created an album that references a range of genres without really belonging to any. To that end, Mills asked several of his musical heroes - including Jim Keltner, Don Was, Jon Brion, Benmont Tench, Mike Elizondo, and Fiona Apple (who duets on the slow-burning "Seven" and timeless sounding "Don t Tell Our Friends About Me") to collaborate on what would become
Heigh Ho.
– Twelve Inch Singles [Reissue/1987] 2xCD (Cleopatra)
Deluxe expanded reissue of the classic Wax Trax collection, featuring nine bonus tracks covering the complete early '80s output from Ministry on Wax Trax, including B-sides and previously unreleased tracks.

– Throne Of Existence CD (Deepsend)
New album of ferocious and melodic Swedish death metal.

>Hafez Modirzadeh
– In Convergence Liberation CD (Pi Recordings)
In Convergence Liberation represents the latest step in saxophonist/composer/theorist Hafez Modirzadeh s thirty-year quest to create a seamless exchange between different musical cultures of the world. It follows on the heels of his 2012 release Post Chromodal Out!, which was a New York Times Critics Pick that topped many year-end best-of lists. The new work further explores the concept of 'chromodality', a cross-cultural musical approach that allows for the co-existence of different musical temperaments from around the world, which Modirzadeh originally developed from his own American jazz and Iranian dastgah heritages.
>Moon Hooch
– This Is Cave Music CD/LP (Hornblow)
This Is Cave Music refers to the term Moon Hooch coined to describe their unique sound: it's like house music, but more primitive and jagged and raw. Horn players Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen do this by utilizing unique tonguing methods, or adding objects -- cardboard or PVC tubes, traffic cones, whatever's handy -- to the bells of their horns to alter their sound. Not to be outdone, drummer James Muschler gets swelling, shimmering sounds from his cymbals, and covers the head of his snare with a stack of splash cymbals to emulate the sound of a Roland TR-808 drum machine's clap.
– Grape Of The Vine CD (Ajna Offensive)
New album of purposeful and contemplative Swedish black metal.

>Motionless In White
– Reincarnate CD/LP (Fearless)
New album from Pennsylvania's electro-tinged metallers. Features cameos by Dani Filth (Cradle Of Filth) and Tim Sköld (Marilyn Manson).

>Nick Mulvey
– First Mind CD (Harvest)
Nick Mulvey, former founding member of Mercury Prize-nominated jazz collective, Portico Quartet, has already made huge waves in his native England as a solo performer. With everyone from The Guardian, The Sun and Q Magazine giving his debut album,
First Mind four stars and The Telegraph weighing in with 5 out 5 stars calling it a "mesmerizing debut...A lovely, rewarding record."
>My Brightest Diamond
– This Is My Hand CD/LP+MP3 (Asthmatic Kitty)
This Is My Hand is a journey beyond the composition of music. "I had this 'back-to-basics' moment of reading how humans were making sounds before we were using words," says Shara. Produced by Shara herself and keyboardist Zac Rae, This Is My Hand is a bold chapter in the unfurling MBD story. Its exploration of music and its rhythmic urgency escort Shara's chamber-music aesthetic out of the chamber and back into the dance hall and rock bar.
– Myrkur CD/LP (Relapse)
Emerging from the darkness of Scandinavia comes the debut EP by one-woman black metal band Myrkur. Combining the rawness of second wave black metal bands like Ulver and Darkthrone with a natural sonic, ethereal beauty, Myrkur has created a wholly unique perspective on the genre.

>New Model Army
– Between Wine And Blood 2xCD (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
Between Wine And Blood is a brand new studio mini-album of and new songs and an 11-track live album recorded on the band's current Between Dog And Wolf tour.
>The Notwist
– Nook [Reissue/1992] CD (Big Store)
The Notwist – 12 [Reissue/1995] CD (Big Store)
The Notwist – Shrink [Reissue/1998] CD (Big Store)
Early releases from the German post-hardcore band back in print.

>Num Skull
– Ritually Abused [Reissue/1988] CD/LP (Relapse)
Reissue of a lost thrash classic. Sounding like a demonic blend of Possessed and Slayer,
Ritually Abused contains moments of death-metal, grind, thrash and speed.
>Obey The Brave
– Salvation CD (Epitaph)
Canadian metalcore band Obey The Brave first emerged onto the landscape of aggressive audio in 2012, combining ex-members of heralded deathcore outfit Despised Icon and metalcore quintet Blind Witness.

>Nick Oliveri's Uncontrollable
– Leave Me Alone CD/LP (Schnitzel)
Former Kyuss/Queens Of The Stone Age member Nick Oliveri plays all the instruments on his debut solo album, including drums, guitar, bass and vocals. Guests include: Phil "Zoomster" Campbell (Motörhead ), Dean Ween, Stephen Haas (Moistboyz), Mike Pygmie (Mondo Generator), Marc Diamond (The Dwarves), Blag Dahlia (The Dwarves) and Bruno Fevery (Kyuss Lives, Vista Chino).

>Omar & The Howlers
– Big Town Playboy CD (Big Guitar Music)
Omar Kent Dykes gathered a group of his best friends to release a cover album of their favorite tracks by some of their favorite blues greats. Gathering to record
Big Town Playboy are guests Jimmie Vaughan, James Cotton, Lazy Lester, Gary Clark, Jr., Lou Ann Barton, Derek O'Brien, Wes Starr, and Ronnie James.
>Joell Ortiz
– House Slippers CD (Penalty Ent. LLC)
Brooklyn, New York native Joell Ortiz is a Puerto Rican emcee and a quarter member of Slaughterhouse who established a name for himself after releasing a series of rhyme marathons entitled
125 Grams.
– Peace At All Costs CD/CD+DVD/LP (Century Media)
Fourth album from the Las Vegas hard rock band, produced by David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, Staind, Stone Sour). Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a bonus DVD.

>The Pineapple Thief
– Magnolia CD (Kscope)
Magnolia is a gorgeous album – immaculately produced, and assembled with real love and imagination." "Small but perfectly formed pockets of 21st century prog." Vinyl version due September 30.
>The Polyphonic Spree
– Psychophonic CD/LP (Kirtland)
A remix companion EP to last year's
Yes It's True.
>Red Zone Rider
– Red Zone Rider CD (Magna Carta)
For lovers of hard rock, classic rock and blues rock.

>Reverorum Ib Malacht
- De Mysteriis Dom Christi CD (Ajna Offensive)
Transcendent and cosmic black metal from Sweden exploring the Catholic mysteries.

>Tom Russell
– The Western Years 2xCD (Rockbeat)
The Western Years is populated by fable-worthy folk whose often-complex back stories are told in painterly character sketches.
>Myles Sanko
– Forever Dreaming CD/LP (Legere Recordings)
Debut solo album from the UK-based Soul singer/songwriter. Dubbed as the lovechild of soul music, Myles Sanko began his music career by singing and rapping alongside disc jockeys in nightclubs. He has fronted popular bands such as Bijoumiyo, plus working with funk kings Speedometer who were touring with James Brown's 35 years soul sister Ms. Martha High.

>Shintaro Sakamoto
– Let's Dance Raw CD/LP (Other Music)
Sakamoto a lap steel guitar and learned how to play the instrument just prior to writing and recording
Let's Dance Raw, and it enriches the post-apocalyptic exotica on these ten songs, fusing together the bright and breezy shimmer of Hawaiian slack-key hula melodies, the dusty shuffle of southwestern desert blues, and the space-age bachelor-pad music of postwar suburban dreamers. The result is an album that revisits the soundtracks of musical escapism made popular in postwar American and Japanese cultures—and deftly updates them. It's all anchored by deep, jazzy grooves straight out of a '70s AM radio broadcast, and peppered with flourishes of Brazilian and Latin percussion throughout.
>Scruffy The Cat
– The Good Goodbye: Unreleased Recordings 1984-1990 CD (Omnivore)
Boston's Scruffy the Cat were Nashville heroes and college radio mainstays during their late 1980s run. With their infectious mix of barroom swagger and twang, Scruffy the Cat helped usher in the alt-country movement. This compilation features 23 songs, one originally only issued as a rare, 1989 split single with Young Fresh Fellows, and all the others previously unheard. From demos to live performances to studio tracks, the CD traces Scruffy The Cat's musical journey in a way that's never been presented before.

>Sepultura & Les Tambours Du Bronx
- Metal Veins: Alive at Rock in Rio CD (Magna Carta)
This show was recorded at the legendary Rock In Rio festival in Sepultura's native Brazil on the September 19th, 2013. It is a spectacular performance that sees the band accompanied throughout by the French industrial percussion group Les Tambours du Bronx. The sheer volume of sound and the powerful presentation of the songs sets this apart from any previous Sepultura concert release. Also available on stand-alone DVD and Blu-ray.
>Shaman's Harvest – Smokin' Hearts & Broken Guns CD (Mascot)
After scoring a big hit with their single "Dragonfly," Shamans Harvest make their return with a new full-length.

– Dude Incredible CD/LP (Touch & Go)
This is Shellac's fifth LP. Recording took place sporadically over the past few years at Steve's Electrical Audio studios in Chicago. The record was mastered by Steve Rooke at Abbey Road. There is no comma in
Dude Incredible; like Sir Duke or King Friday, for example QC Audio quality is paramount, as always, with Shellac. The LP was mastered entirely in the analog domain, using the DMM (Direct Metal Mastering) process. The LPs are being manufactured at RTI in Camarillo, CA, using their HQ-180 system. The pressings are 180gm audiophile quality.
>Sir Sly
– You Haunt Me CD (Cherry Tree/Interscope)
Debut album from the Los Angeles-based indie-pop band. "With big, momentous builds driven by heart-beating drums, nostalgic guitar melodies, and a radio-ready, sing-along chorus, album single 'You Haunt Me' has 'hit' written all over it." -- HillyDilly

>Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy
& The Conspirators – World On Fire CD/LP (Dik Hayd)
A full throttle and in-your-face, a hunk of burning rock & roll that takes no prisoners.

– Broken Compass CD/L{ (Epitaph)
Spencer Chamberlain, singer/frontman and songwriter for Underoath, is back with his new band, Sleepwave.

>So Cow
– The Long Con CD (Goner)
So Cow are of the mind that they sound like The Chills or McLusky, but they've lost all perspective at this stage so don't go taking their word for it. Similarly, lyrics telling of joyriding local politicians, John Deacon's post-Queen level of contentment, and the terror of turning 30 can probably now be interpreted any number of ways. Vinyl version due September 23.

– 615 To Fame CD/LP (K7!)
New to the Nashville music scene are two extraordinary young musicians. One American and one Englishman at the helm of the instrumental band Steelism. Jeremy Fetzer on guitar and Spencer Cullum on pedal steel are joined by a team of the finest young musicians in Nashville. Following in the traditions of instrumental artists such as Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, Ennio Morricone and Booker T. & the M.G.s, Steelism let their instruments do the talking, creating intoxicating melodies and hooks that are thoroughly modern, with a nod to their instrumentalist forebears.

>George Strait
- Cowboy Rides Away: Live From At&T Stadium CD (Universal Nashville)
A 20-track live album recorded at his momentous The Cowboy Rides Away Tour finale at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, TX.

>Barbara Streisand
– Partners CD/LP (Columbia)
Streisand's new album features 12 duets with the some of the world's most popular male vocalists, including: Michael Bublé, Stevie Wonder, Joyn Mayer, Babyface, Billy Joel, Blake Shelton, Lionel Richie, Andrea Bocelli, Jason Gould, John Legend, Josh Groban, and um, Elvis Presley.

>Supernatural Endgame
– Touch The Sky: Volume II CD (10T)
From Dallas, TX, Supernal Endgame specializes in melodic symphonic progressive rock infused with elements of hook-filled power-pop, classic AOR hard rock, and a touch of ambient music and Celtic folk.

>Teach Me Equals
– Knives In The Hope Chest CD/LP (Minorlit)
Teach Me Equals' sound originates with wooden instruments and swells from that natural place to haunting, cataclysmic refractions of pop music with ease. At the heart of their debut,
Knives In The Hope Chest, is Erin Murphy (guitar, violin, vocals) and Greg Bortnichak's (cello, sequencing, vocals) shared affinity for writing along the edges and exploring the limitations of their instruments.
>Texas In July
– Bloodwork CD (Equal Vision)
Fans have embraced Texas In July's new frontman, one of their own who was selected from his impressive metal covers on YouTube.

>This Will Destroy You
– Another Language CD/2xLP+MP3 (Secretly Canadian)
Since 2004, This Will Destroy You has been forging some of the world's most brutal, dynamic, and precariously visceral instrumental rock. In addition to a vigorous tour schedule, their celebrated discography and critically renowned soundtrack work for feature films and documentaries have earned them a sizable and fervent international following
. Another Language, TWDY's fourth full length LP, marks their euphonious return from a prolonged vacuous dark period that threatened to break both the band and the members themselves.
>Mia Doi Todd
– Floresta CD (City Zen)
In March of 2014, Los Angeles singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd spent ten days at the beautiful Estúdio El Rocha in São Paulo, Brazil and recorded an album of her favorite Brazilian songs - some famous, some obscure - all about nature. The album is entitled
Floresta, or "Forest" in Portuguese. Vinyl version due September 30.
– Bulletproof Picasso CD/LP (Columbia)
New release from the Grammy-winning pop/rock outfit.

>Pat Travers Band
– Live! Snortin' Whiskey At The Warfield (Official Bootleg) CD (Cleopatra)
A vintage 1980 concert recording from Canadian classic rocker Pat Travers performing live at the Warfield in San Francisco.

>Travers & Appice
– Live In Europe CD (Cleopatra)
Together again on this very special live album recorded in 2004, guitarist Pat Travers and drummer Carmine Appice along with special guest bassist Tony Franklin (The Firm), bring the house down with some of the realest, rawest classic rock you've ever heard.

>Unaussprechlichen Kulten
– Baphomet Pan Shub-Niggurath CD (Dark Descent)
Wicked new album of underground Chilean death metal.

>Various Artists [Franz Ferdinand]
– Late Night Tales CD/2xLP (Night Time Stories)
Franz Ferdinand are welcomed into the
Late Night Tales family with a diverse 20 track selection of musical influences, inspirations, diversions and discoveries. Hear them join the dots between Can, Serge Gainsbourg and The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Sandy's Nelson's percussion work-out 'Let There Be Drums', the irrepressible Ian Dury, funky sensations Zapp and the Disco Dub Band and sonic explorer Lee Scratch Perry.
>Various Artists
– Dead Man's Town: A Tribute To Born In The U.S.A. CD/LP (Lightning Rod)
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Springsteen's greatest-selling album comes this tribute, featuring twelve Americana and alternative artists covering the
Born In The U.S.A. album, song by song, start to finish. Featuring: Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, Apache Relay, Quaker City Nighthawks, Blitzen Trapper, Joe Pug, Low, Holly Williams, Ryan Culwell, Trampled By Turtles, Justin Townes Earle, Nicole Atkins, and North Mississippi Allstars.
>Various Artists
– Def Jam 30th Anniversary: Greatest Hits 3xCD/6xLP (Def Jam)
Rick Rubin curated collection from the legendary label. Each package comes with an exclusive Def Jam 30th anniversary t-shirt and a 12-page book. The entire package comes in a box that is designed to look like a turntable.

– Punish, Honey CD/LP (Temporary Residence)
Using sheets of metal as percussion, sawing up bikes to make flutes and creating harmonic guitars all by his own hand, Vessel created his own set of crude instrumentation exclusively for this record. Combined with an interest in notions of national identity, Vessel asking himself the question "What does Englishness in music really mean?"
Punish, Honey is an uncompromising and dizzying experience.
>The Vibrators
– Punk Mania: Back To The Roots CD (Cleopatra)
UK legends punk out with their junk out on this brand new studio album that finds Knox, Eddie & Co. going back to their rebellious roots with razor sharp riffs, pounding percussion, and rousing songs.

>Warner Drive
– City Of Angels CD (Cyber Tracks)
L.A.'s Warner Drive is fast, furious, and heavy on the riffage.

>White Arrows
– In Bardo CD/LP (Votiv)
White Arrows, a five-piece who met in Los Angeles, began touring almost as soon as they formed, hitting the road with Cults, White Denim and The Naked And Famous, and performing at festivals like Coachella and Sasquatch.

>Jesse Winchester
– A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble CD (Appleseed)
A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble is the late Southern singer/songwriter Jesse Winchester's final studio CD, written and recorded while he was in remission from the cancer that eventually returned and claimed him in April 2014. "A gentle collection of playful songs about love, memory and gratitude that amounts to one of the most moving, triumphant albums of Winchester's 45 year career." -- Rolling Stone Country

DVD + Blu-ray:
– Chili On Hell DVD/Blu-ray (Megaforce)
Live concert video filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10, 2013. 119 minutes.

>Sepultura & Les Tambours du Bronx
- Metal Veins: Alive at Rock in Rio DVD/Blu-ray (Magna Carta)
This show was filmed at the legendary Rock In Rio festival in Sepultura's native Brazil on the September 19th, 2013. It is a spectacular performance that sees the band accompanied throughout by the French industrial percussion group Les Tambours du Bronx. The sheer volume of sound and the powerful presentation of the songs sets this apart from any previous Sepultura concert release. 85 minutes.

– Radio On b/w Attack 7" (Big Neck)
The Activations play wildly abandoned punk rock, cut with '70s rock & roll riffs. They hail from Pittsburgh, PA and two of the founding members are rampant in the punk/garage/rock scene. Max the drummer comes from a long line of amazing bands, Nashville Pussy, Cynics, and The Teen Idols. These songs rip through your needle and will shred your speakers to tear out your thoughts.

>Ryan Adams
– Jacksonville 7" (Pax Am)
New 7" single contains three songs totally unrelated to his new self-titled album released last week.

– Nightmare Girl b/w Cementiri 7" (La Castanya)
After several singles that led to the release of "Holy Slap", Aliment are back with a single titled "Nightmare Girl". It includes for the first time a song sung in Catalan, "Cementiri", a language in which Edu Bujalance manages himself perfectly in his other band, UNIVERS (with whom he toured the States recently). 2 songs with a rawer than usual production that still project the same garage-punk slap somewhere in between The Ramones or The Gories classic legacy & contemporary landmarks such as Jay Reatard.

– High Noon LP (Dine Alone)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Named after a street in their native Hamilton, Ontario, the Juno award winning band creates an accessible style of pop rock.

– Ocean Death 12" (Anticon)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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.
>The Beach Boys
– Concert [Reissue/1964] LP (Capitol)
The Beach Boys – Friends [Reissue/1968] LP (Capitol)
The Beach Boys – 20/20 [Reissue/1969] LP (Capitol)
The Beach Boys – Live In London [Reissue/1970] LP (Capitol)
The Beach Boys – In Concert [Reissue/1973] LP (Capitol)
The Beach Boys – Love You [Reissue/1977] LP (Capitol)
Vinyl reissues now available.

>Andrew Bird
– Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of… CD (Virtual Label)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The latest self-released album by Andrew Bird consists of his versions of songs by a band he has loved for many years: The Handsome Family.

>Black Star
- Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Blackstar LP [Reissue/1998] LP (Rawkus)
Limited edition two-tone black on black picture disc reissue. An intelligent, progressive, and funky piece of work that showcases two great MCs, both of whom have internalized the best parts of Guru, Rakim, and Q-Tip.

>Wil Blades
– Field Notes LP (The Royal Potato Family)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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.
>Bolt Thrower
– Who Dares Wins [1997] LP (Earache)
First time on vinyl for the British death metal band's 1997 EP collection.

– Till Death LP (Southern Lord)
The definitive album of pissed, cathartic, raging hardcore from Seattles' own Brotherhood. These raw recordings from 1988 are the catalyst and undeniable roots that started it all.

– Coliseum [Deluxe Reissue/2004] 2xLP (Deathwish)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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.

– Brick Factory [Reissue/1994] LP+MP3 (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
Crayon took the burgeoning sound of twee pop and added punk elements, sounding something like a cross between UK indie pop bands like the Pastels and more abrasive American bands like Unwound. Accompanying download includes 21 bonus songs.

– Nothing But The Whole LP (Dark Decent)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. A unique album of darkened black-death metal.

>The Flamin' Groovies
– Jumpin' In The Night [Reissue/1979] LP (4 Men With Beards)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue of the band's third and final album, originally released on Sire Records in 1979.

>The Front Bottoms
– Rose LP (Bar None)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 2014 recordings of fan favorites including the sing-along go-to graduation number "12 Feet Deep." Six songs in all.

– Leather, Bristles, Studs And Acne [Reissue/1981] LP (Cleopatra)
Special limited edition white vinyl reissue of the monumental 1981 debut album by legendary English punkers.

>Lee Gamble
– Kuang 12" (Pan)
Lee Gamble is a UK-based artist and electronic music producer with roots in the original jungle-techno and extreme computer music fields. The
Kuang EP heralds the release of Gamble's keenly-awaited second LP Koch (due September 30) with three tracks of dissociative ambient/techno.
>Grateful Dead
– Live At The Cow Palace 1976 5xLP (Friday Music)
This amazing limited HQ-180gm vinyl box set edition treasure trove features 22 stellar first time audiophile performances. Many favorite Dead classics and superior rarities abound in this lengthy audiophile dream box like the long-awaited live vinyl releases of "Bertha," "Wharf Rat," "Eyes Of The World" and The Jerry Garcia solo favorite "Deal." Known for their stellar jamming "Playing In The Band," "Sugar Magnolia," "Scarlet Begonias" and others are included.

– Gust LP (Southern Lord)
Gust combines crushing D-beat rhythms with a classic hardcore punk directness, and brings forth a maelstrom of metallic riffs, amalgamating into one brutal and arresting sonic assault. Fans of Cursed and Converge especially will enjoy.

>Paul Hardcastle
– Moovin & Groovin LP (Trippin & Rhythm)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
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.
>Hate Eternal
– Conquering The Throne [1999] LP (Earache)
First time on vinyl for the death metal band's debut album.

>Have A Nice Life
– Deathconsciousness [Reissue/2008] 2xLP+Book (The Flenser)
Deathconsciousness is rhythmic, primal and expansive and is a gloomy-post-punk masterpiece; a mediation on death, loss and unrequited love. Color vinyl.
>Hercules & Love Affair
– The Feast Of The Broken Heart LP (Big Beat)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl.
The Feast Of The Broken Heart sees visionary founder Andy Butler and his ever-evolving musical collective pushing the boundaries of house music, disco, and pop to create a collection of stunningly original new dancefloor anthems.
– Holland Tunnel Drive [Reissue/1980] 12" (Dark Entries)
impLOG was the solo project of Don Christensen after leaving New York No Wave group The Contortions in 1979. He began making music using found sounds, a Univox drum machine, guitar stomp boxes, Casio keyboards and percussion instruments.

- Boredom And Terror/Let's Toil [Reissue/2004] 2xLP (In The Red)
Double-vinyl reissue of the Intelligence's debut album. This is lo-fi post-punk electro garage-core, equal parts Devo, The Fall and something altogether its own.

>Kirlian Camera
– Uno LP+Flexi (Dark Entries)
2002 collection of early recordings from seminal Italian electronic act – now available on vinyl. Kirlian Camera's clean, minimalist new wave is marked by strong haunting melodies, slow-moving synth washes and stark, dramatic vocals.

>Wayne Kramer
– The Hard Stuff [Reissue/1995] LP+MP3 (Industrial Amusement)
120gm red opaque vinyl reissue of the iconic MC5 guitarist's first solo album, originally released in 1995.

>Talib Kweli & Hi Tek
– Reflection Eternal [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (Rawkus)
Talib Kweli
– Quality [Reissue/2002] 2xLP (Rawkus)
Talib Kweli – The Beautiful Struggle [Reissue/2004] 2xLP (Rawkus)
Vinyl reissues now available.
The Beautiful Struggle is a picture disc.
>The Lees Of Memory
– Sisyphus Says 2xLP+MP3 (Side One Dummy)
Debut album from the new band featuring Nick Slack and both John Davis and Brandon Fisher of Superdrag.

>Melted Toys
– Melted Toys LP (Underwater Peoples)
Culminating three years after their acclaimed
Washed & Dried EP first unveiled the group's distinct blend of hazy, plaintive pop and psychedelic electronica, the full-length reigns in squarely as the group's most definitive vision yet. It comes on as a sort of sanctuary-in-transit, inspired both by the shifting visions of dreams and global travel, so that each of the twelve passages flicker and flame with equal impression.
– Kill 'Em All [Reissue/1983] LP (Rhino Blackened)
Metallica – Ride The Lightning [Reissue/1984] LP (Rhino Blackened)
Metallica – …And Justice For All [Reissue/1988] 2xLP (Rhino Blackened)
Metallica – Death Magnetic [Reissue/2008] 2xLP (Rhino Blackened)
Back in print on Metallica's Blackened Recordings.

>Method Man
– Tical [Reissue/1994] 2xLP (Def Jam)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 20
th Anniversary vinyl reissue of the Wu-Tang Clan member's debut solo album.
>Michael Psycho
– Think [Reissue/1990] LP (S-s Records)
In 1990, Michael Psycho released a great punk rock record that almost no one heard. A Boston-transplant and veteran of Sacramento's early '80s hardcore scene (Industrial Hate, Inducore), Psycho said "fug it" to his former bandmates and recorded
Think by his lonesome. The sound is a stripped-down, high-energy, nasty-attitude cross of garage punk, hardcore and DIY with a vocal sneer that resembles No Alternative's Johnny Genocide.
>Mickey & The Motorcars
– Hearts From Above LP (Mickey & The Motorcars)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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).

– City Wrecker LP (Jagjaguwar)
"'City Wrecker' is the title track of the EP. I wrote it before Miley Cyrus released 'Wrecking Ball,' but I cannot prove it. Oh well. In describing the song (and maybe the whole EP) I would say it's the aesthetic opposite of 'Wrecking Ball' by Miley Cyrus, which is not to say that's a good thing or a bad thing, just an apple for you to hold up beside your orange. Regardless of all that, my friend Eetu, who recorded this EP, still likes to call the song 'Wrecking Ball and to sometimes call me Miley, but that's okay cuz we're buddies."

>Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer
– The Flower Of Muscle Shoals LP (Trade Root Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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.
>The New Order
– The New Order [Reissue] LP (Cleopatra)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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.

– Living Ever Mourn LP (Southern Lord)
Nightfell unites Portland, Oregon musicians Todd Burdette (Tragedy, His Hero Gone) and Tim Call (Aldebaran, Mournful Congregation). Purely epic metal, bridging morose heaviness with melodic destruction.

>People Skills
- Tricephalic Head LP+MP3 (Siltbreeze)
Self-described "lo-fi loner pop,"
Tricephalic Head offers up morose but chilled out songs from the mind of bandleader Jesse De. It perhaps sounds like Vic Chesnutt and Stephin Merritt hanging out together, when you put it that way, but De cites musique concrete pioneer Graham Lambkin as a key influence. Loose and heartfelt songs with a slightly out of focus vibe.
– A Picture Of nectar [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (Jemp)
Double-LP reissue of Phish's third album on HQ-180gm vinyl.

>Soul Side
– Trigger/Bass-103 [Reissue/1988/1989] LP (Dischord)
Though Soul Side initially played music that emulated the fast and heavy sound of their DC forebears,
Trigger found the band evolving a more unique style, with oblique song structures and a strong reggae and hip hop influence in the rhythm section. Members went on to perform in Girls Against Boys, Rain Like The Sound Of Trans, and Obits, along with other bands.
>Soundtrack [David Lynch & Alan R. Splet]
– Eraserhead [Reissue/1982] OST (Sacred Bones)
Official, expanded, re-release of the soundtrack to David Lynch's landmark 1977 film. This edition includes: a 16 page booklet, a four panel fold out double sided poster, and digital download. The bonus song "Pete's Boogie" is a newly discovered Peter Ivers recording taken from the original audio tapes and mixed by Lynch himself. It was previously only available on the long out of print limited edition LP.

– Guardians Of The Galaxy 2xLP (Hollywood)
Double-disc vinyl features
Awesome Mix 1 (the collection of songs featured in the film) as well as the original score by Tyler Bates.
>Tierney Sutton
– Paris Sessions CD (Shanachie)
Paris Sessions is an intimate, acoustic follow-up recording to After Blue, Tierney Sutton's tribute to Joni Mitchell and her fifth consecutive Grammy nomination. Recorded in Paris, France in the winter of 2013, this recording shows her vulnerable side as she sings standards.
>Joe Jack Talcum
– Home Recordings 1993-1999 LP (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
Second volume of home recordings from the Dead Milkmen guitarist.

>Teenage Guitar
– More Lies From The Gooseberry Bush LP (GBV Inc.)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Robert Pollard, head lunatic of the Guided By Voices' asylum, has a surfeit of original thoughts. (Most people are lucky to have even one, ever.) That this even needs to be expressed is evidence enough for its "truth," as only obvious or obviously untrue things can ever hope to be true. Or to approach the truth. Something Pollard does with uncanny regularity, and which is further on display on every track on the gloriously unkempt, roiling-with-ideas
More Lies From The Gooseberry Bush, the second record Pollard has released under the nom-de-rock Teenage Guitar.
>Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats
– Runaway Girls 7" (Rise Above)
Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats – Mind Crawler 7" (Rise Above)
Quite possibly his catchiest tune yet, Uncle A looks ever closer toward world domination. Beware: "Runaway Girls" isn't an ordinary tale of girls on the run. Here is a tale of fatherless girls disillusioned in a loveless world… their intentions are fatal and their desires deadly.

>Tim Woulfe
– Joyce 7" (Apollonian Sound)
A small slice of primitive psychedelia for the 21st century romantic. This is the lead single from Woulfe's debut
The Uncouth Swain. Clear vinyl.
>Tim Woulfe
– The Uncouth Swain LP+MP3 (Apollonian Sound)
An album of existential love songs, Taoist hymns and Alf references filtered through Tim Woulfe's psychedelic sound. "Melodiously walking in the footsteps of Slowdive." -- Magic RPM

>Tim Woulfe & Matt Keval
– Keval & Woulfe LP+MP (Apollonian Sound)
Four songs from Matt, three from Tim - all seven on the ambient/psychedelic edge of a knife.

>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 30.

– Clearing The Path To Ascend 2xLP (Neurot)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Long-awaited brand-new album from Northwestern doom icons.

Luca Lozano – Isolation Distorts (100% Silk)
Wheezing sci-fi samples ebb into Martian techno expanses; quiet organ melodies lilt under lunar acid; dead-end synth-pop burrows into creeped craters of dust. Lozano's pacing emphasis patience, loops and melodies hung across long alien canyons, pivoting from one tranced conspiracy passage to another.

– Far Shores (100% Silk)
Bogota believer Manuel Cortes conjures a specifically spare schematic of autobiographical street house. Jams emerge from visions and lived insights into lean rhythm assemblages bouncing through zones of bass, acid, ballroom, warrior funk, tripped-hop: Lunate. Like the narcotic medication his alias echoes,
Far Shores shivers with a blurry pulse through wavering doses of nocturnal lament.

- Over The Electric Grapevine (Hardcover) (Akashic)
Over The Electric Grapevine is a fascinating and beautifully curated hardcover book featuring captivating photographs and brand new information about the band that has never been revealed before. The journey is an inspiration to all musicians and lovers of music, and fans of Primus are sure to be drawn to this insightful, expansive collection that serves as a completely exclusive, all-encompassing, behind-the-scenes look at life in the band. Contributors include Les Claypool, Trey Anastasio (Phish), Steward Copeland (The Police), Chuck D (Public Enemy), Kirk Hammet (Metallica), Tom Waits, and more.
released 09 SEPTEMBER 2014
>Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams CD/LP+MP3 (Blue Note/Pax Am)
Ryan Adams' new album is a self-titled affair and the first to be released on the combined Pax Am/Blue Note imprint. Produced by Adams' himself at his own Pax Am Studios in Los Angeles, the new record is the NC-born singer/songwriter’s first full length since 2011's
Ashes & Fire. The first single "Gimme Something Good" has already elicited wide praise, with Stereogum exclaiming "he doesn't seem to have lost a songwriting step. This thing is a total knockout."
>Jhené Aiko
– Souled Out CD (Def Jam)
Debut album from the R&B recording artist featuring guest appearances by Common, Namiko & Miyagi and more. The album features the single "To Love & Die" and "The Pressure." Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe includes bonus tracks.

>American Hi-Fi
– Blood & Lemonade CD (Rude Records)
New album from the Boston-based pop/punk band. Featuring the single "Allison" and other notables "Golden State" and "Armageddon Days,"
Blood & Lemonade wholly embraces the sound and spirit of classic, balls-to-the-wall guitar rock mixed with the power pop sensibilities that lead to their worldwide smash "Flavor Of The Weak." Vinyl version due September 23.
>The American Scene
– Haze CD/LP (Pure Noise)
Haze is the sophomore full-length from the East Bay's The American Scene. Building upon their previous releases, the album blends a darker and more mature indie rock sound with the band's notable pop sensibilities. With natural tones reverberating throughout the record, the band shows a dancier side, allowing the record to bridge the gap between bands like The Alkaline Trio and Phoenix.
>Autumn’s Dawn
– Gone CD (Eisenwald)
The melancholic black metal of the past is still present in places, but it has also given way to a more refined and melodic sound, which allows the band to reach even greater heights than before.

>Avi Buffalo
– At Best Cuckold CD/LP (Sub Pop)
Avi Buffalo's sophomore album is a quirky yet comforting set of songs driven by refined pop songcraft and sneaky moments of grandeur that stick in the brain.
At Best Cuckold was recorded at Tiny Telephone, the analog-friendly San Francisco studio run by John Vanderslice (whose Bowie tribute Avi contributed to), engineered by Jay Pellicci (The Dodos, Deerhoof, Sleater-Kinney) and Nicolas Vernhes at Rare Book Room studio in Brooklyn.
>Ballet School
– The Dew Lasts An Hour CD/LP (Bella Union)
From ambient intro "Slowdream" to the slow R&B jam of new single "Lux," from the swooning dream-pop of "Pale Saint" and "Heliconia" to the ecstatic hooks of "Heartbeat Overdrive" and "Ghost," the album is a fresh, vibrant take on the lush, emoting tropes of ‘80s pop and rock, but sounds resolutely 21st century, its diverse influences placing the trio at the forefront of pop’s new alternative.

– Goddess CD/2xLP (Harvest)
The Los Angeles native and self-taught pianist, vocalist, and songwriter releases her debut album. Effortlessly balancing her gift for honest, poetic perspectives on love and humanity with a voice that gained her overnight attention from the music industry’s most important curators – Banks is poised for massive things. Drawing from inspirations like Fiona Apple and Miss Lauryn Hill, Banks focuses on the duality of soulful earthly emotion and ethereal atmospheric sounds.

>Better Than Ezra
– All Together Now CD/LP (The End)
Better Than Ezra, known for their hits "Good," "Desperately Wanting," "Juicy," release their eighth studio album. "Based on a preliminary listen of several tracks, singer/guitarist Kevin Griffin, bassist Tom Drummond and drummer have clearly freshened up their collective sound. Producer Tony Hoffer, who has previously worked with Fitz & The Tantrums, Silversun Pickups and Beck, gave the band an electro-pop sonic makeover. Electronic drums and loops abound." –

>Billy The Kid
– Horseshoes & Hand Grenades CD (Xtra Mile)
The Canadian songwriter releases her new album, which was produced by Frank Turner, who also plays on the record alongside The Sleeping Souls drummer Nigel Powell.
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades was recorded in London with bare bones arrangements that allow Billy's natural storytelling and lithe voice to guide the listener through her world and her life.
>Harold Budd
– Jane 12-21 CD (Darla)
Companion to
Jane 1-11. Minimal, modern classical piano and avant-garde electronics by the master.
– Perfect Hair CD/2xLP (Big Dada)
What would
Gravity’s Rainbow sound like as a rap album? Here is an album, which, if we may, reminds the listener of their whispered allegiances to fundamental realities. The brushstrokes are delicate, stabbing, pointed. The overwhelming crescendo they whirl towards may be one of bitterness, and rightfully so. There is also lightness. A black man is giggling and pointing at you. It may have everything and nothing to do with rap and one’s place in it. Humiliation, no longer a threat—but a reality, has been exhausted. Perfect Hair is what remains.
>Billy Childs
- Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro CD (Sony Masterworks)
Composer/arranger/pianist Billy Childs leads an all-star interpretation of songwriter Laura Nyro's beloved works, featuring Renee Fleming, Esperanza Spalding, Yo-Yo Ma, Alison Krauss, Ledisi, Wayne Shorter, and more.

>Matthew Collings
– Silence Is A Rhythm Too [2013] CD (Denovali)
Matthew Collings – Splintered Instruments CD (Denovali)
Matthew Collings is a Scotland-based composer. Not just a solo recording and live artist, he collaborates regularly with musicians from varying fields, including Dag Rosenqvist from Jasper, TX and Denovali labelmate Talvihorros. He is also responsible for several installations using custom-made software, which have been exhibited at Burning Man Festival in San Francisco and Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts. Vinyl versions due October 14.

>Paul Collins
– Feel The Noise CD/LP (Alive)
The Beat's Paul Collins presents his latest solo album,
Feel The Noise. Produced by Detroit studio legend Jim Diamond, who also plays bass and guitar, and features Dave Shettler (SSM) on drums, Eddie Baranek (The Sights) on lead guitar, and Nikki Corvette, the album features the single "I Need my Rock ‘N’ Roll."
>Chick Corea
– Trilogy 3xCD (Concord)
Trilogy is a triple-CD set recorded live around the world with Corea’s spectacularly virtuosic trio featuring bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade, both star leaders in their own right (and previously the rhythmic backbone in Corea's Five Peace Band). A marvel of live recorded sound, particularly for having been captured in multiple stops on the road, Trilogy sees the trio reinvent classic Corea compositions (such as "Spain"), as well as previously unreleased originals ("Piano Sonata: The Moon").
>Crimson Shadows
- Kings Among Men CD/2xLP (Napalm)
New album from Canada's emerging metal outfit and Wacken Metal Battle winners of 2013.

>Death From Above 1979
– The Physical World CD/LP (Last Gang/WB)
The Physical World is the long-awaited follow up to 2004's You're a Woman, I'm A Machine. "…An album full of the sort of guitar riffs that we, as a society, are just not used to hearing anymore." – Stereogum
>Delta Spirit
– Into The Wide CD/LP (Dualtone)
The fourth album from San Diego-bred five-piece,
Into the Wide was born in a flood-ruined, cave-like, rat-colonized room in the band’s new hometown of Brooklyn. After spending more than a year writing together in the windowless studio they rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy wreaked its havoc, the group resurfaced with a batch of demos and headed to Georgia to team up with Ben Allen (a producer/engineer known for his work with artists like Animal Collective and Deerhunter).
– The Dwarves Invented Rock & Roll CD (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.
>Justin Townes Earle
– Single Mothers CD/LP (Vagrant)
Single Mothers is comprised of ten tracks that showcase exactly why Justin Townes Earle is considered a forefather of contemporary Americana. As a recently married, sober man JTE writes from a point of maturity and content we've not seen before on past records. "One day I just realized it's not cool to die young, and it's even less cool to die after 30," Justin laughs as he reflects on a life past and his newfound clarity.
– Versus CD/LP (Rise)
New album from the Lexington, KY post-hardcore band -- their first in four years.

>Esben And The Witch
– A New Nature CD (Nostromo)
"Brighton trio Esben And The Witch long ago mastered the art of building up their songs from a brooding crawl to a brutal onslaught of sonic violence — or starting with the violence and scaling back to its eerie aftermath. In doing so, they’ve always lived up to their name. Whatever its true lineage — be that Kate Bush, Sonic Youth, Swans, Portishead, or Siouxsie And The Banshees — this music always feels like it emanated from some crooked-fingered cackler’s cauldron. It’s singular, seductive, terrifying stuff. It casts a spell. Esben are still conjuring those sensations on
A New Nature, their first release through their own Nostromo label after parting ways with Matador" – Stereogum. Vinyl version due September 23.
- Do What You Want To, It's What You Should Do CD/LP (Kanine)
"A mouthy title, fuzzy guitars and stunning female vocals,
Do What You Want To has all the hallmarks of NME’s celebrated indie collection. But this is no thoughtless copy – it’s an updated, slicker version of the indie-pop song, and it’s really quite stunning. Do What You Want To will, without doubt, prove to be one of 2014’s best debut albums. Urgent pop songs, bristling with energy and intrigue, have been somewhat lacking in recent years, making this a breath of fresh air. Breathe that air in, it’s good for you. Flowers are good for you." – Impact
– Apt 13 CD (New Damage)
Ripe with Gob's now-signature energetic, guitar-driven take on punk rock,
Apt 13 finds the band picking up right where they left off with 2007's Muertos Vivos. However, the new offering leans less towards the straight-up pop influence of earlier albums and instead puts focus on a fuller, more layered rock sound that includes sonic elements of decades past.
>Grateful Dead
- Wake Up To Find Out: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 3/29/1990 3xCD (Grateful Dead/WEA)
The legendary Nassau Coliseum show with Branford Marsalis is presented as a three-disc set.

>Greensky Bluegrass
– If Sorrows Swim CD/2xLP (Big Blue Zoo)
From these seemingly irreconcilable elements, the five members of Greensky Bluegrass have forged a defiant, powerful sound that, while rooted in classic string band Americana, extends outwards with a fearless, exploratory zeal. The tension and release between these components is what makes them so thrillingly dynamic, in concert and on record.

>The Hanami Quartet
– The Hanami Quartet CD (Off (Belgium))
The Hanami Quartet is the brainchild of Chicago guitarist Andrew Trim and Chicago saxophonist Mai Sugimoto. Cultivating their mutual Japanese roots, the two have fused their favorite Japanese folk, classical, pop, and children's music with improvisation and deconstruction to attach an extremely personal sonic experience to a wide range of Japanese music, both old and new. The band features some of the young veterans of Chicago's improvising scene including Jason Stein (Locksmith Isidore) and Charles Rumback (The Colorlist).

>Hiss Golden Messenger
– Lateness Of Dancers CD/LP+MP3 (Merge)
Lateness Of Dancers is an open, confident, immediate album, and it feels, at times, like a direct response to the darkness of Taylor's last record, 2013's Haw, or to the searching of 2010's Bad Debt, the stunning acoustic LP he made at his kitchen table shortly after the birth of his son. Lateness Of Dancers includes many of Taylor's longtime collaborators, like Phil and Brad Cook of Megafaun, the guitarist William Tyler, and his erstwhile recording partner Scott Hirsch. Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man contributes backing vocals.
>Il Sogno Del Marinaio
– Canto Secondo CD/LP (ORG Music)
Avant-garde punk legend and former Minutemen bassist Mike Watt is back with a second album from his latest project, Il Sogno Del Marinaio (translated as "The Sailor's Dream"), a collaboration with Italian musicians Stefano Pilia and Andrea Belfi.

>In Flames
– Siren Charms CD (Sin UK)
The eleventh album from the Swedish metallers. Deluxe CD version due September 23. Vinyl due September 30.

– El Pintor CD/LP (Matador)
El Pintor finds Interpol returning to the sleek, monochrome post-punk that caused such an impact in the early 2000s. ‘All The Rage Back Home’ and ‘My Desire’ are pacy, confident openers that chime melodically. Banks has added frantically glowering basslines and a fleeting falsetto to his arsenal of mean, moody and melancholy baritones. Otherwise, it's business as usual, shrouded in the familiar sonic murk and gloom of the first two albums" – The Guardian. (Vinyl version available in Regular and ‘Collector’s’ editions.)
- Pirohia CD/LP (Midium)
The third album proper for the Aussie rock-onslaught is a mix of ear-splitting highs and amorphous lows with suffocating atmosphere and an oppressive mood.
Pirohia is primarily instrumental forward-thinking music in a retro world, and will appeal to those whom revere music of an experimental, metal, electronic, and a primal nature.
– We Are KMFDM (Live 30th Anniversary) CD (Metropolis)
To celebrate 30 years as a group, KMFDM set off on a pair of tours in 2013. While on the road, Sascha, Lucia, Andy, Steve, and Jules tore through blistering sets spanning their discography.

>Gladys Knight
– Where My Heart Belongs CD (Shadow Mountain)
New inspirational album from the veteran soul vocalist.

– Opus Dei [Reissue/1987] CD (Mute)
Laibach is a Slovenian and former Yugoslav avant-garde music group associated with industrial, martial, and neo-classical musical styles. Originally released in 1987,
Opus Dei was Laibach's first album on Mute.
– Anomaly CD (Reach Records)
Lecrae, the critically acclaimed Grammy-award winning hip-hop artist releases his seventh studio album. Known for his music message that is often at odds with his hip-hop peers, Lecrae speaks of monogamy, contentment, and faith.

>Lonely Kamel
– Sh*t City CD/LP (Napalm)
A uniquely Norwegian take on the stoner rock style.

>Rudiger Lorenz
– Invisible Voices [Reissue/1983] CD/LP+MP3 (Anthology Recordings)
This German synth wizard cast his own unique presence on the world of new age music. His vinyl debut, 1983's
Invisible Voices, highlights the point where Lorenz's busy, sprawling compositions and untraditional tone banks came into their own.
>Iain Matthews
– Stealin’ Home [Reissue/1978] CD (Omnivore)
Iain Matthews rose to prominence in 1969 as a vocalist for Fairport Convention. In 1971, he hit #23 on the Billboard chart and #1 in the UK with his band Matthews’ Southern Comfort and their cover of Joni Mitchell’s "Woodstock." But it was his ninth solo album, 1978’s
Stealin’ Home (released during the time he had temporarily dropped the second "i" from his first name) that solidified his place in the ears and on the radios of America with the album’s #13 single, "Shake It." Expanded with a nine-track bonus live set recorded to the album’s tour.
>David Mayfield
– Strangers CD (Compass)
David Mayfield may be one of the most original performers on the Americana scene. Known for his bombastic stage presence as much as his virtuosic guitar talent and songwriting prowess, Mayfield's newest album
Strangers is a bold affair. His goal was to record a timeless album that avoids anything overtly modern without going retro, and in the process Mayfield discovered his niche. Strangers stretches from the avant-garde to Mayfield's musical roots, which are buried deep in the bluegrass tradition from a childhood of touring with his family's band.
>Sergio Mendez
– Magic CD (Okeh/Sony Masterworks)
New album from the veteran Brazilian musician. Guests include John Legend, Seu Jorge and Milton Nascimento.

>The Nomads
– Showdown 1981-1993 2xCD (Sympathy For The Record Industry)
Double-CD collection from the Swedish garage punk band. This 42-song set features material recorded by from 1981 through 1993. The first disc features the best tracks from the band's albums and singles, while the second consists primarily of rarities, outtakes, and live performances.

– In Return CD/2xLP (Counter)
Over the past 18 months, Seattle producer duo ODESZA (Harrison Mills, Clayton Knight) has rapidly ascended to the top of their class. Accruing listens online, selling out shows and packing out festival crowds, ODESZA has won fans through the stereo and from the stage.
In Return more than delivers on the promise of ODESZA previous work. A record with a precocious maturity and coherence, it’s a start-to-finish stunner of pop-infused, electronic wonder, littered with infectious hooks and potent atmosphere.
>William Onyeabor
– What?! CD (Luaka Bop)
Fantastic interpretations by Hot Chip, Optimo, Joakim and more. Remixes by Daphni, Scientist, Justin Stauss and even more all done as a part of the Luaka Bop/MOOG Remix Project.

>The Order Of Israfel
– Wisdom CD/LP (Napalm)
Debut album from the rising epic doom act with a growing cult following thanks to members previous bands Church Of Misery and Doomdogs.

>PC Worship
– Social Rust CD (Northern Spy)
Social Rust, PC Worship’s fourth LP to date and Northern Spy Records debut, may very well be the closest this innovative quartet, led by multi-instrumentalist Justin Frye, has gotten to the conventional rock formula. But don’t be alarmed—PC Worship has, by no means, abandoned its inherent avant-gardist roots. In fact, Social Rust portends a familial group hell bent on blending its own vision of fully realized songcraft and contagious melodicism into its trademark chaotic din.
>Pere Ubu
– Carnival Of Souls CD/LP (Fire)
Carnival Of Souls is Pere Ubu's 18th album over a forty-year career that has seen them break rules, confuse and continue to divide music critics globally. The album was conceived in the midst of a grueling tour schedule that accompanied the release of Lady From Shanghai. The band performed a live underscore for a screening of the 1962 movie that gives the new album its name at the 2013 East End Film Festival in London.
>Robert Plant
– Lullabye And The Ceaseless Roar CD/2xLP+CD (Nonesuch)
11 new recordings, nine of which are original songs written by Plant with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters (Justin Adams: bendirs, djembe, guitars, tehardant, background vocals; John Baggott: keyboards, loops, moog bass, piano, tabal, background vocals; Juldeh Camara: kologo, ritti, Fulani vocals; Billy Fuller: bass, drum programming, omnichord, upright bass; Dave Smith: drum set; and Liam "Skin" Tyson: banjo, guitar, background vocals).

– Live At The Rainbow ’74 CD/2xCD/2xCD+DVD+Blu-ray/LP (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
Recorded by Roy Thomas Baker, Queen’s March 31, 1974 show at the Rainbow was so good, it was touted as a live follow-up to
Queen II for a while, before this idea was eventually shelved and Sheer Heart Attack became the third album. When that record was a massive success (along with single Killer Queen) Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor returned to the venue in November 1974 for two further dates. Apart from the single CD version (which contains the November show only) the Live At The Rainbow ’74 releases contain (to varying degrees) both shows, newly restored, edited, mixed, and digitally remastered. The expanded double-CD digipak edition has the March show on one CD and a November show on the other, while the DVD/Blu-ray editions feature the November show with four ‘bonus’ tracks from March. The Super Deluxe version features all digital disc formats plus a 60-page hardcover book containing rare photographs and various items of memorabilia such as reproductions of the tickets, show souvenir program and poster, as well as material from the band members' personal archives.
– Next To Nothing CD (Strange Music)
With tracks like "Profit," "Bounce" and "Living A Dream," production from Seven, Lifted, Supahotbeats and DJ Burnone, as well as features from Yelawolf, B.o.B. and Twista,
Next To Nothing is the next chapter in the legacy of White Jesus.
– African Union CD (Upstairs Music)
New album by versatile South Florida based singer/songwriter Dalton Lindo aka Screwdriver.
African Union is devoted to the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization Of African Unity. Through the medium of music Screwdriver attempts to reiterate Emperor Haile Selassie I's message to the African leaders at the founding OAU summit on May 25, 1963 in Addis Ababa. The singer also invokes the spirit of Ghana's first President Kwame Nkrumah, who was a leading advocate of Pan-African unity.
>Sean Rowe
– Madman CD/2xLP (Anti)
Sean Rowe, who The Wall Street Journal wrote, "recalls the ecstatic intensity of late-'60s Van Morrison and stark subtlety of late-era Johnny Cash" has created a beautifully primal work.
Madman is deliberately simple in both arrangement and composition. It is soul music in the purest and most literal sense, hypnotic rhythms, warmly distorted guitars and Rowe's incredible voice recalling a time, real or imagined, when music and people seemed distinctly more connected.
>Shaolin Afronauts
– Follow The Path CD/2xLP (Freestyle)
The driving force of The Shaolin Afronuats is Ross McHenry, the ARIA nominated composer, bandleader, producer and bassist based in Adelaide, Australia.
Follow The Path is a 21-track, double album that expands upon and delves further into the musical genres that inspire and influence the group -- rhythmic and pulsating Afrobeat, and the avant-garde/spiritual jazz inspired by artists such as Sun Ra and Mulatu Astatke.
>Matthew Shipp
– I’ve Been To Many Places CD (Thirsty Ear)
"This recording is meant as a reflection on where I have been in the music so I visit and revisit or should I say re-interpret many of the houses I have occupied. Of course this being a solo CD, the main focus is to make the piano come alive and to be a direct extension of my spirit-psyche and body. The piano here is vascular-cut it and it will bleed. When you listen to this recording you are directly listening to my brain waves and in some cases on this CD I feel I have transcended the instrument and am dealing with pure brain waves or lets say cosmic pulse."

>Simian Mobile Disco
– Whorl CD/LP+CD (Anti)
Over the years as members of the criminally underrated ‘prog-psychedelic band’ Simian, as one of the UK's finest electronic duos, and individually as esteemed producers for other acts James and Jas have accumulated mountains of incredible vintage synthesizers and other general sound-making boxes. Limiting themselves to two suitcase-sized boxes each no laptops, no racks of hardware, just one synth and one sequencer each they headed into the high desert of Joshua Tree National Park in California and recorded
Whorl in front of an audience.
– Commonwealth CD/2xLP+MP3+CD (Yep Roc)
The Toronto-based rock quartet is perhaps the most truly democratic group in the annals of pop, with Jay Ferguson, Chris Murphy, Patrick Pentland, and Andrew Scott all contributing original compositions to each record, equal partners with equal say over every aspect of their work. Where in the past creative lines have been blurred to create the multi-faceted Sloan sound,
Commonwealth sees the four bandmates disassociating ever so slightly to create an old-school double album sequenced with each member staking out a single side as their own artistic dominion.
>Soundtrack [A.C. Newman]
– What If [OST] CD (Milan)
With Daniel Radcliffe’s What If just about to hit theaters, the film’s soundtrack is now available. The score, which makes up 13 of the 17 tracks, was created by A.C. Newman of The New Pornographers. The soundtrack also features songs from The Parting Gifts, Patrick Watson, Marsha Hunt, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes.

– Ghostbusters II [Reissue/1989] CD/LP (Geffen)
Ghostbusters II soundtrack is a great blend of R&B, new jack swing, and rap. Featuring a redone version of Ray Parker, Jr.'s original theme by Run-DMC, as well as two cuts from Bobby Brown ("On Our Own" and "We're Back") and New Edition's "Supernatural," the film's soundtrack is like a time capsule of radio in the late '80s. Although the film didn't spawn any truly essential songs, the soundtrack makes for a nostalgic journey that fans of the film (or '80s R&B) will have fun revisiting.
– Sirens & Satellites CD (Sainte Marie)
SPC ECO consists of vocalist/lyricist Rose Berlin and multi-instrumentalist/producer Dean Garcia (formerly of the British shoegaze/alt-rock band Curve).

– Slab City CD/LP (Napalm)
Debut from the UK-based stoner rock outfit.

– City Of Gold CD/LP (Napalm)
The rising Canadian band revives the '80s metal spirit but with a modern approach.

>The Stroke Band
– Green And Yellow CD/LP+MP3 (Anthology Recordings)
First ever reissue (fully authorized) of this 1978 cult private press LP. The Stroke Band includes Bruce Joyner, Don Fleming (producer with Sonic Youth, Hole), Mark Neill (Grammy winning producer for The Black Keys). Includes unseen photos, ephemera, comprehensive oral history, and unreleased material. Vinyl includes download code with the original Green and Yellow album; plus the band’s only live performance at Joe’s Cellar -- a notorious strip club in Albany, GA; and a set of demos and psychotic improves from their Cork House headquarters.

>The Strumbellas
– We Still Move On The Dance Floor CD (Underneath A Mountain)
"The blend of banjo and violin with beautiful harmonies and gang vocals is damn near perfect. At no point do you feel the record being too country or too poppy... Put your bluegrass/folk judgments aside and make room for them in your playlist." --

– Feel Not Bad CD (Old Flame)
Feel Not Bad brings surprisingly bright summer pop from the heart of the country. SW/MM/NG’s sound is comparable to other popular alt-rock notables. Lead singer Brian Kupillas’s singing style is very similar to The Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser. Despite this apparent resemblance, SW/MM/NG maintains individuality. The songs pull different punches from the typical surf anthems of summer. Where most insert high-pitched keyboard solos, SW/MM/NG brings in spacy synth touches, which heighten the ambience of youthful wonder" – LSU Revielle. Vinyl version due September 23.
>Symbol Six
– Dirtyland CDEP (Jailhouse)
New release from the veteran old school punk band. Symbol Six began on Posh Boy Records along with label mates Social Distortion, TSOL and Agent Orange.

– Ritual In Repeat CD/LP (Communion)
Tennis is comprised of married couple Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore. The two met in college in Denver, and embarked upon a ten-month sailing voyage that inspired what would become their first album
Cape Dory. Ritual In Repeat is their third LP, and was produced by Black Keys’ Patrick Carney and Richard Swift.
>Tiny Moving Parts
– Pleasant Living CD/LP (Triple Crown)
Tiny Moving Parts, from the tiny town of Benson, MN, is literally a family band. Brothers Matthew (bass) & Billy Chevalier (drums) along with their cousin vocalist/guitarist Dylan Mattheisen have been best friends since their childhood. They don't want to just be hanging out at home; they want to be out and about, which has led to over 400 shows in the last two years. Their second full length,
Pleasant Living showcases a band that has moved past its growing pains and is finding its stride. It isn't afraid to belt you with its powerful emotion, and neither are the lively personas behind the band. (Available on CD and limited color vinyl.)
– Adrian Thaws CD/2xLP (!K7)
Recorded in Tricky’s home studio in London,
Adrian Thaws is a musically adventurous project and collaborators on the album include Francesca Belmonte, Nneka, Mykki Blanco, Bella Gotti, Tirzah, Blue Daisy and Oh Land. CD version is available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe contains two bonus tracks, a 24-page digibook, and hardbound book packaging.
>Mark Turner Quartet
– Lathe Of Heaven CD (ECM)
Mark Turner is one of the most admired saxophonists of his generation, renowned for his exploratory intellect and intimate expressivity on the full range of the tenor horn.
Lathe Of Heaven is his sixth album as a leader but the first under his own name since 2001. Turner leads a quartet of kindred spirits here, often entwining serpentine with rising-star trumpeter Avishai Cohen as they play long, introspective lines of hypnotic grace; and with the lithe rhythm section of bassist Joe Martin and drummer Marcus Gilmore, there is subtle volatility in the air.
>Union 13
– Ten Years Of Silence CDEP (Hella Mad)
The fifth album from the hardcore punk band from Boyle Heights, CA.

>Vance Joy
– Dream Your Life Away CD/LP (F-Stop/Atlantic)
Debut album from James Keogh aka Vance Joy; a folk/pop artist from Melbourne, Australia. Vance Joy's love of music was inspired by his mother's aptitude at literature and his father's fondness of singing. His parents' vast, eclectic record collection only served to heighten his partiality to it. After completing a university degree in law, he decided to take a year's break to focus on making music. He travelled to India and South-East Asia with a collection of songs rattling around in his head. When he came home, they all fell into place. Like the unforced orchestration of his songs, Vance Joy's recent success has developed organically.

>Various Artists
- No Seattle: Forgotten Sounds of the North-West Grunge Era 1986-97 2xCD/2xLP/2xLP (Soul Jazz)
While taking nothing away from Nirvana or from Sub Pop, this release presents the complexity of the music scene of the North-West in its most infamous era. Rather than celebrating the (undeniable) talent of one band, one label, one city, this release ravels up the simple thread of music history and takes pleasure in its more tangled knots. In the late 80s and early 90s, the musical fire raging in Seattle burned so bright that no one could see pinpricks of light dotting the entire state of Washington. Beyond Seattle, the North-West skies were similarly ablaze with music and creativity. (Vinyl edition spread over two double-LP volumes.)

>Various Artists
– The Music Of Pink Floyd 3xCD (AAO Music)
Pink Floyd tracks as performed by a bevy of veteran rock stars, including: Adrian Belew (Talking Heads, King Crimson), John Anderson (Jethro Tull), Tony Levin (King Crimson), Steve Howe (Yes), Rick Wakeman (Yes), Robby Krieger (Doors) John Wetton (Roxy Music, Asia, King Crimson), Aynsley Dunbar (Aynsley Dunbar Retalation), Alan White (Yes), Bill Bruford (King Crimson), Edgar Winter, Dweezil Zappa, and many others.

>Various Artists
– Take Me To The River CD (Fantasy)
Take Me To The River is a feature documentary and record celebrating the inter-generational, inter-racial, inter-gender musical influence of Memphis in the face of pervasive discrimination and segregation. The film brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording a new album, to re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender, and generational collaboration of Memphis in its heyday. Hip-hop artists such as Snoop Dogg, PNut, Hustle & Flow's Oscar-winning Frayser Boy, Al Kapone and Yo Gotti are paired with Grammy-winning legends of Memphis soul and R&B, including Mavis Staples, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Booker T. Jones, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby Rush, William Bell, Otis Clay, and the incomparable session musicians of Stax and Hi Records. Oscar nominee Terrence Howard is our "MC" through the story.
>Moreno Veloso
– Coisa Boa CD (Luaka Bop)
Moreno Veloso, son of Brazilian music icon Caetano Veloso, began singing at the age of three, improving his natural skills while learning how to play classical guitar six years later. Veloso made his songwriting debut in 1982 with "Um Canto de Afoxé Para Bloco do lle," which is featured on Caetano Veloso's
Cores, Nomes. Moreno Veloso became a Latin percussionist while still a teenager, touring with his father and Gilberto Gil before playing cello for Carlinhos Brown. Vinyl version due September 23.
– You Will Be Spending Time Outdoors, In The Mountains, Near Water CD/LP (Shorebird)
Theirs is an expansive, viscerally arresting universe of shifting perspectives and strangely angled realities; a landscape of tranquility and commotion, comfort and alienation, gentleness and savagery that opens into vistas both naturalistic and dreamlike.

>Louden Wainwright III
– Haven’t Got The Blues Yet CD (429)
Wainwright’s follow up to 2012’s
Older Than My Old Man Now is a 14-song, genre-busting collection of sharp, poignant songs about depression, drinking, senior citizenship, gun control, heartbreak, pet ownership and yes, New York City’s arcane practice of alternate side parking.
>The Wake
– Testament: Best Of CD/LP (Factory Benelux)
A comprehensive collection by the influential Scottish indie pop group including tracks recorded for cult labels Factory and Sarah Records. The Wake formed in Glasgow in early 1981 after singer/guitarist Caesar left future pop stars Altered Images.
Testament combines key album tracks with popular singles including "On Our Honeymoon," "Something Outside," "Talk About The Past," "Of The Matter" and "Crush The Flowers." Also included are a previously unreleased 7'' edit of "Pale Spectre," and (on the CD only) a 2012 outtake "Clouds Disco."
>White Mana
– Come Down Safari CD (Captcha)
Not just a heady mix of blown-out psych,
Come Down Safari showcases White Mana moving in a more experimental direction. Sonic textures are diffuse; atmospheres are saturated. Sounds are wreathed in mists and vapors. Drones and quiet syncopations suggest fall’s rains coming on.
>Michelle Williams
– Journey To Freedom CD (Light Records)
Williams takes you on her faith filled journey with the fresh new single "Say Yes" that is poised to be the go to feel good inspirational song of the summer. The single features Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s Child.

– Document And Eyewitness 1979-1980 [Reissue/1981] 2xCD/2xLP (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.
>The Young Presidents
– Coalition CD/LP (Water Music)
The Young Presidents is a two-member rock band from New York City that blends classic rock & roll with a dash of ‘90s alternative. Using a back-to-basics approach blended with a modern sound, the band returns to the great power trio of rock: guitar, bass, and drums. Features collaborations with Corey Glover, Blondie Chaplin, Ivan Neville, Anton Fig, and Adam Ezra.

DVD + Blu-ray:
– Live At The Rainbow ’74 DVD/Blu-ray/Blu-ray+CD (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
1974 was a year of high achievement for Queen. They had their first two hit singles, "Seven Seas Of Rhye" and "Killer Queen," released two albums,
Queen II and Sheer Heart Attack, and completed major tours across the UK, America and Europe. In the UK, they performed three sold-out shows at the legendary Rainbow Theatre in London's Finsbury Park, one in March on the Queen II tour and two in November following the release of Sheer Heart Attack. Live At The Rainbow features the main show is from November coupled with the only surviving footage from the March show as a bonus. 90 minutes.
– Corazon: Live From Mexico – Live To Believe It DVD/Blu-ray/Blu-ray+CD (RCA)
Combined with 40 years of hits, Santana performed many of the songs from his double-platinum album
Corazon in concert December 2013, accompanied by many of his album special guests, including: Elan Atias, Chocquibtown, Lila Downs, Gloria Estefan, Juanes, Miguel, Fher Olvera (of Mana), Nina Pastori, Samuel Rosa (of Skank), Cindy Blackman Santana, Salvador Santana, Romeo Santos, Soledad, and Diego Torres. 160 minutes.

>The 5 Royales
– The Harbingers Of Soul 2xLP (History Of Soul)
R&B legends The 5 Royales were incredibly renowned in the ‘50s and into the ‘60s. Bringing gospel and soul inspired harmonies into the mix they recorded some treasured sides for the King and Home Of The Blues stables. This album is a passionately compiled collection of all their most highly regarded numbers and is pressed on quality HQ-180gm vinyl.

– Discography 03-13 LP (To Live A Lie)
Antichrist Demoncore (aka ACxDC for short) isn’t your stereotypical satanic grindviolence band. This picture disc stitches together 23 heavy hitting studio tracks on the A-side with 28 live and demo tape tracks on the B-side.

>Acid Baby Jesus
– Vegetable 7" (Slovenly)
Deeper and deeper into the sonic soil they burrow, harvesting fresh, organic ingredients for their psychedelic salad, Acid Baby Jesus return unbruised from a dirty rumor or two of their expiration. Drenched in a complex dressing of luxurious Mediterranean flavors, this new single released in anticipation of their upcoming second entree, provides just enough nutrition to keep you satisfied but never full.

>Àrnica /Wolfsblood
– Àrnica /Wolfsblood 10" (Pesanta Urfolk)
Influences: ritual folk, runechants, runes, witchcraft, northern magic, seidr, galdr, asatru, odinism. Sounds like: runic rituals in the night woods.

>The Beatles
– Please Please Me [Mono/Reissue 1963] LP (Capitol)
The Beatles – With The Beatles [Mono/Reissue 1963] LP (Capitol)
The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night [Mono/Reissue 1964] LP (Capitol)
The Beatles – Beatles For Sale [Mono/Reissue 1964] LP (Capitol)
The Beatles – Help! [Mono/Reissue 1965] LP (Capitol)
The Beatles – Rubber Soul [Mono/Reissue 1965] LP (Capitol)
The Beatles – Revolver [Mono/Reissue 1966] LP (Capitol)
The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour [Mono/Reissue 1967] LP (Capitol)
The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [Mono/Reissue 1967] LP (Capitol)
The Beatles – The Beatles [White Album] [Mono/Reissue 1968] 2xLP (Capitol)
The Beatles – Mono Masters 3xLP (Capitol)
The Beatles – The Beatles In Mono [Box Set] 14xLP (Capitol)
The Beatles in mono: This is how most listeners first heard the group in the 1960s, when mono was the predominant audio format. Up until 1968, each Beatles album was given a unique mono and stereo mix, but the group always regarded the mono as primary. In an audiophile-minded undertaking, The Beatles' acclaimed mono albums have been newly mastered for vinyl from quarter-inch master tapes at Abbey Road Studios. Each mono reissue is pressed on HQ-180gm vinyl with faithfully replicated artwork, newly mastered from the analogue master tapes.
For a limited time – Free Beatles In Mono t-shirt with purchase – while supplies last!
Blonde Redhead – Barragán LP+MP3 (Kobalt)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl (packaged in a custom die-cut cover and inner sleeve with "peel and reveal" sticker insert).
Barragán is Blonde Redhead’s ninth album. Tracks like "Dripping," "The One I Love," and "Defeatist Anthem (Harry And I)" have all the emotional punches of previous high water marks in the band's repertoire -- they just feel slightly less calculated, more serendipitous.
>Chest Pain
– Weltschmerz LP (To Live A Lie)
Weltschmerz starts with the distinctive oeuvre of powerviolence and drifts through the sonic territory of bands like Gasp, Swans and Killing Joke while remaining entirely its own trip.
– Here Come The Real Boys LP+MP3 (Chunklet)
There's no denying that Melbourne's Cuntz crafted the feel-good hit of last summer with "Never Felt Better" -- a frantic atonal mess from a country that has no shortage of gems in their jewel encrusted crown. When on tour in the US in 2013, Chunklet industries were completely floored by their live show and were ready to work with them in any capacity. Enter their first live album, culled from performances at WFMU, Death By Audio, Gonerfest 2013 and The Earl in Atlanta.

– Human Contradiction 2xLP (Napalm)
Released earlier this year on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from Dutch symphonic metal sensation.

>Andras Fox
– Vibrate On Silent 12" (Mexican Summer)
Melbourne-based producer Andras Fox (A.r.t. Wilson) creates a tactile and unique form of Antipodean funk that feels equally informed by garage house and new age musical traditions. His productions sound appropriate on both the dance floor and in the lounge, boasting a casual danceability and mood that seamlessly adapts to both environs. On
Vibrate On Silent, Wilson creates g-funk with a surf sensibility; congas, shakers, electro-acoustic melodies coalesce with deep grooves, subtle hooks and a laid-back, oceanic ambience.
>Aretha Franklin
– Amazing Grace [Reissue/1972] 2xLP (Atlantic)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissue of Franklin’s double-platinum selling third live album, which was recorded at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in L.A. and won a Grammy for Best Soul Gospel Performance.

>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 Germ House 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.

>Gun Club
– Miam [Reissue/1982] LP (Sympathy For The Record Industry)
Gun Club – Death Party [Reissue/1983] LP (Sympathy For The Record Industry)
Gun Club – Las Vegas Story [Reissue/1984] LP (Sympathy For The Record Industry)
Vinyl reissues from the punk/blues band now available. The
Death Party EP has been expanded with seven live tracks.
>Donny Hathaway
– Extension Of A Man [Reissue/1973] LP (Atlantic)
Extension Of A Man is the last studio album by soul legend Donny Hathaway. It's noted for including a young Stanley Clarke of (then) Return To Forever on a couple of tracks, as well as drummer Fred White, brother to Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White (who worked with Hathaway in Chicago in the early days).
– Suffer My Wrath LP (Tribunal)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New release from the North Carolina-based metalcore band, their first new material since 2007. Entering their twelfth year of existence, Killwhitneydead's origins are deeply rooted in the early deathcore scene, but on this album, the group steps away from the genre's stylistic confines, creating something much more alluring.

>Franz Kirmann
– Meridians 2xLP (Denovali)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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.
>The Knife
- Let's Talk About Gender Baby, Let's Talk About You And Me 12" (Mute)
Features a rework of "Full Of Fire" from Planningtorock and a remix of "Raging Lung" from Hannah Holland. Both tracks were originally released on
Shaking The Habitual.
– Live At XX Merge LP+MP3 (Merge)
As Merge fans know, Lambchop has been on the label since 1993, releasing a string of widely varied but consistently brilliant records. But the live Lambchop experience has been somewhat elusive in the U.S. While the band has toured the gilded theaters of Europe and elsewhere for nearly two decades, the Nashville group has seldom toured their home country. To help celebrate Merge's 20th Anniversary the band showed up in one of their largest lineups in recent memory -- 11-strong, including multiple guitars, keyboards, piano, and a horn section. Clear vinyl with download (audio and video).

– Minus Tide LP (Cascine)
NY party starters Lemonade release their third album.
Minus Tide is a true step forward for the trio, boasting their most contemporary and evolved songwriting to date. The material is rich with dynamic rhythms, tropical soundscapes and tribal drum patterns. The album shows the act's tremendous growth into glistening depths of highly polished pop sounds.
>Marian McLaughlin – Derive LP+MP3 (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)
Marian aims to push folk music's envelope by pairing intricate fingerpicking and explorative chords with expressive themes and rhapsodic delivery. NPR's Bob Boilen: "I've never seen anyone play guitar quite the way Marian McLaughlin does, or sing the patterns she sings."

>MFC Chicken
– Solid Gravy LP (Dirty Water)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Are you desperate to hear garage rock & roll taken back to its roots? If so, then you most definitely ready for that indescribable, unstoppable Chicken sound.

– 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
– Rock ‘N Roll Holiday: Live In Atlanta [Reissue/1995] LP (Sympathy For The Record Industry)
Recorded in 1994 in Atlanta, this recording captures Oblivians at their crudest/rudest best.

– The Juke That Sat By The Door LP+MP3 (Chunklet)
One day at Chunklet HQ, we hit up Obnox mastermind Bim Thomas (Bassholes, TMIBH, Puffy Aereolas) and asked if he ever wanted to release something under our moniker to keep it in mind. Thinking nothing other than our love of his work on 12xU and countless other labels, we went about our day. Six weeks later,
The Juke That Sat By The Door which is stuffed to the gills with Nox jams, arrived at our door. This glorious 12" EP is yet another celebration of the ceaseless creative mind that Thomas has been unleashing from Columbus, OH since the ‘90s. Bim went back to the basement and knocked out pop gem after pop gem.
– A Different Class [Reissue/1995] LP (Plain)
Different Class was the fifth album by Pulp and their commercial breakthrough. The album went to #1 in the UK album charts in 1995 at the height of the Britpop wave with the track "Common People" reaching #2 on the UK singles chart. HQ-180gm.
>Redd Kross
– Neurotica [Reissue/1987] LP (Sympathy For The Record Industry)
Originally released on Big Time in 1987,
Neurotica is Redd Kross at their artistic peak and there are those (lots of those) who consider it to be one of the definitive records of the ‘80s. The album is loud, melodic, boisterous (in the best way) genuinely inspired and completely unrelenting head-banging pop.
>So What
– What You Do To Me 7" (Grazer)
San Francisco's mutton-chopped rockers So What 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.

>The Sluts
– 12" Of Sluts [Reissue/1982] 12" (Jeth-row)
Originally released in 1982 on Spread-um Records "New Orleans forgotten legends that started around 1979... a classic example of glue sniffin' rancid thug punk... an album like this sloppy 12-inch monster (divided into side fuck and side you) in these days of collegiate elevator musak is an object to cherish as much as the Dead Sea Scrolls."

>Surf Teens
– Surf Mania [Reissue/1963] LP (Bacchus)
The Surf Teens were from the central coast town of Atascadero, CA and at the time consisted of Jeff Hammond (16 y/o, lead guitar), John Hammon (13 y/o, drums), Greg Smith (16 y/o, rhythm guitar), and Tony Johnson (20 y/o, bass).

>David Vandervelde
– Shadow Sides LP (Park The Van)
"Shadow Sides caps a six year hiatus that found Vandervelde losing friend, mentor, and frequent collaborator Jay Bennett (of Wilco), troubled with addiction, and on the wrong end of a five year marriage (foreshadowing of the latter is a major theme throughout the album). Picking up where two well-received records laid, Vandervelde stands longing, selfish, stuck with his back to any darkness – a willfully bright ignorance complement to the bright reverb brought on by his use of analog edit-free mixes." – Tiny Mix Tapes

– Vradiazei LP (Pesanta Folk)
"The realization that the darkest days are yet to come inspired us to abandon the use of electricity in our music. We express the anguish of the past, the desperation of the present, and the uncertainty of the future without it. When the world is left in ruin our sound will echo in the empty streets."

– Sunchaser LP (Dais)
NYC post-punk outfit You. may have a heart that beats for Detroit (vocalist and founding member Trever Millay and synth/drum programmer Brad Taormina both hail from there), but the soul of their music stretches far beyond the Midwest. You.’s music up to this point has always pitted its more reflective elements against the austerity of electronics, not so much as to create a warm sound as to invite the listener in as respite from the cold.
Sunchaser refines those qualities, almost to the point of reinvention.
– Zammuto LP (Temporary Residence)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Following the dissolution of his groundbreaking collage-pop duo, the Books, Zammuto rebounded with an eponymous debut album submerged in transitional anxiety and audio effects designed to intentionally obscure the very humanistic qualities that marked Nick Zammuto's best work in the Books. The arrangements here have more space, the songs are more dynamic, and the vocals are delivered with a confident intimacy that is almost alarmingly beautiful (the collaborations with the enchanting Daniela Gesundheit of Canadian indie-pop duo Snowblink are particularly transcendent).
released 02 SEPTEMBER 2014
>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.
>William Basinski
– Disintegration Loops I [Reissue/2002] CD (2062)
William Basinski – Disintegration Loops II [Reissue/2003] CD (2062)
William Basinski – Disintegration Loops III [Reissue/2003] CD (2062)
William Basinski – Disintegration Loops IV [Reissue/2003] CD (2062)
Remastered CDs finally available individually and separately from the sought-after sold-out box sets.

>Big Star
- #1 Record [Reissue/1972] CD (Stax)
Big Star – Radio City [Reissue/1974] CD (Stax)
Digitally remastered reissues now available. Packaging includes new liner notes penned by
R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, who cites Big Star as one of his biggest influences.

>Blonde Redhead
– Barragán CD/LP+MP3 (Kobalt)
Blonde Redhead's ninth album. Tracks like "Dripping," "The One I Love," and "Defeatist Anthem (Harry And I)" have all the emotional punches of previous high water marks in the band's repertoire - the just feel slightly less calculated, more serendipitous. Formed in 1993, Blonde Redhead have never made records for fame, or for money, or to ape their teenage heroes, or to indulge any of the dumb, ephemeral impulses that clog up the blogosphere with dumb, ephemeral music. (Vinyl LP version is packaged in a custom die-­-cut cover and inner sleeve with "peel and reveal" sticker insert.)

>Blood Of Kingu
– Dark Star On The Right Horn Of The Crescent Moon CD (Season Of Mist)
New album from the cult black metal heathens.

– Religious Apocalypse CD (Comatose Music)
Technical and explosive brutalizing American death metal.

– A History Of Distance CD (n5MD)
A History Of Distance is said to reflect the longing for the Western world that Van Wey occasionally feels from his relatively secluded home base. Spread over four lengthy tracks, the label promises that the LP takes bvdub 'into new territory,' including sections influenced by garage and shoegaze." – Resident Advisor
>Chris Cab
– Where I Belong CD (Island)
Debut from the rising star and 21-year-old Miami native.
Where I Belong showcases Chris' signature mix of pop/rock/reggae/soul, includes his global hit "Liar Liar" (co-written & produced by Pharrell). From the island rhythm of "The Sun Is Gonna Rise Again" and the acoustic folk inflections of "Fables," to the hip-hop hook on "Ticket" and the heartfelt "Goodbye," the album marks the arrival of a truly unique voice.
Calico The Band – Rancho California CD (California Country)
Calico The Band is three: Kirsten Proffit, Manda Mosher, and Aubrey Richmond. All are great and dedicated musicians, each with accomplished and celebrated solo careers under way. That is, until Calico brought them together.

>The Call
– A Tribute To Michael Been CD/CD+DVD/2xLP+MP3 (Lightyear)
Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club pays tribute to his late father's music with an unforgettable live performance leading his father, Michael Been's, legendary band The Call. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a full length DVD of the concert film with special behind the scenes bonus footage.

>Jennifer Castle
– Pink City CD/LP (No Quarter)
From Toronto, Jennifer Castle writes folk songs about friendship, love and heartbreak.
Pink City is a stirringly beautiful album every bit a step forward from 2011's Castlemusic. Its barer arrangements - often just piano, guitar and voice with string arrangements from Owen Pallet - highlight just how good of a songwriter she is.
>Code Orange
– I Am King CD/LP (Deathwish)
Unpredictability is the law as Code Orange navigates through their distorted world. Title track "I Am King" shifts from 'heavy' to 'hard to define' through the use of unorthodox guitar work/percussion and chaotic structure. For fans of: Neurosis, Converge, Cursed, Circle Takes The Square.

>Color Morale
– Hold On Pain Ends CD (Fearless)
The Color Morale is a metalcore band from Rockford, Illinois. Vinyl version due September 30.

>Counting Crows
– Somewhere Under Wonderland CD/LP (Capitol)
Counting Crows' seventh album and first since 2008. CD version is available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds two bonus tracks.

– Soft Friday CD/LP (Nettwerk)
Coves, the highly buzzed about '60s infused, indie psych-rock duo comprised of singer Rebekah Wood and multi-instrumentalist John Rigard, release their debut album. Mixed by Brendan Lynch (Primal Scream, Paul Weller), Clash Magazine says of the album, "With those driving, Spector-esque drums and that sweeping grandeur, theirs is a teenage melodrama fuelled by a passion for noise, swirling psychedelia with a visceral edge."

>Anthony D'Amato
– The Shipwreck From The Shore CD/LP (New West)
The NYC-based songwriter is growing from his early homespun self-recorded solo acoustic work to a more ambitious, full-band sound. The album was recorded at The Great North Sound Society, an 18th Century farmhouse-turned-studio deep in the woods of Maine.

>Dark Fortress
– Venereal Dawn CD (Century Media)
Formed in 1994 this German black metal outfit has established themselves in the top ranks of the genre with intense live shows and fascinating, pitch black full-length masterpieces that meet the standard created mostly in northern Europe's prolific scenes with ease.

>Deaf Center
– Recount CD/LP+MP3 (Sonic Pieces)
Archival tracks from Norwegian dark ambient outfit, recorded at rehearsal sessions in 2008 and 2012.

– Artifact CD (Dead End Exit)
New release from the Swedish melodic metal band. With a ferocious but tight thrust, Deceptic will pierce through your soul and bones to make sure that you are awake, and summon those overloaded goose bumps that have been inactive for far too long. It's heavy, melodic, and groovy with a lot of air at the same time.

>Destroy All Monsters
– Hot Box 1974-1994 2xCD/3xLP (Munster Recordings)
Compiles, for the first time, Destroy All Monsters' experimental period and the high-energy years. All tracks remastered from recently discovered tapes, including previously-unreleased material.

>Aby Ngana Diop
– Liital CD/LP (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Aby Ngana Diop was the most famous taasukat in Dakar, Senegal in the 1980s and 1990s. Taasu is a Wolof-language poetic style, usually performed by women griots over frenetic drum patterns, with an aggressive verbal flow thought to presage rap. Her only album Liital was groundbreaking in the history of Senegalese music because it was the first commercial recording to feature a traditional female taasukat performing to the modern accompaniment of mbalax, Senegal's quintessential pop genre.

>John Dopping
– Words in Colour CD (Borderline Music)
A sublime journey of melodic electronic music, from the Hybrid-esque "The Fire Behind" which opens the album perfectly, through the melodic monsters like "Basically" and "Where Do I Begin" to the ambience of "Kayafly" and the acid fuelled "Introspection."

– Primitive And Deadly CD/2xLP (Southern Lord)
Primitive And Deadly is Earth's tenth studio album. Earth's career, like its music, has always been a slow, deliberate progression. Each record slightly removed from the last, a constant refinement of a singular vision. (Vinyl version contains the exclusive bonus track "Badgers' Bane.")
>Sena Ehrhardt
– Live My Life CD (Blind Pig)
Sena Ehrhardt has emerged as one of the freshest and most dynamic young voices on the blues scene today. After serving as her band's lead guitarist and songwriting collaborator through her first two releases, Sena's father stepped aside earlier this year and she's formed a dynamic and energetic new band.

- Eucharistiae Sacramentum CD (Dark Decent)
Blistering blackened death metal.

>Empress AD
– Still Life Moving East CD (The End)
Having taken time to carefully hone their style of the music they love, Empress AD have written an arsenal of songs that veer from an expansive, progressive sound to an aggressive, controlled roar. Citing their influences as Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Mastodon and Opeth, the Berkshire four-piece locked themselves away in a UK studio with experienced New York-based producer, Andrew Schneider (Cave In, Pelican, Old Man Gloom) to craft their debut. Vinyl version due September 23.

>Fire In The Head
– A History Of Obsession CD (Phage)
Nine tracks of power electronics and uncomfortable atmospheres.

>Justin Furstenfeld
– Songs From An Open Book CD (Up Down)
Debut solo album from the Blue October frontman.

>Game Theory
– Blaze Of Glory [Reissue/1982] CD/LP+MP3 (Omnivore)
Game Theory's 1982 debut album is expanded with 15 bonus tracks. Available on CD and on pink vinyl which includes a download for the bonus tracks.

>Gordon Grey
– Forget I Brought It Up CD/LP (No Sleep)
While mostly known for his acoustic performances, singer/songwriter Gordon Grey picked up the electric guitar for his latest effort and drew upon a wealth of talent he'd acquired over the years; ultimately creating a record that transcends genres and time with brilliantly crafted songs and thoughtful lyrics that would fit well alongside his heroes (Superchunk, The Pixies, Dinosaur Jr. and My Bloody Valentine).

>Ray Griff
- Entertainment: Greatest U.S. & Canadian Hits CD (Real Gone Music)
Ray Griff earned his nickname, ''The Entertainer,'' by being one of the hardest working artists in country music. As a singer, he charted over 40 hits from the 1960s onward, and as a songwriter, he wrote over 700 songs for the biggest stars of Country music: George Jones, Jim Reeves, Conway Twitty, Eddy Arnold, Dolly Parton, Mel Tillis, Ray Price, and many others. Spanning the years 1967-1986 and seven record labels, the anthology includes Griff's charting sides for MGM,
Dot, Royal American, ABC, Capitol, Vision, and RCA.

>Harald Grosskopf
– Synthesist [Reissue/1979] CD/LP (Bureau B)
Harald Grosskopf – Oceanheart [Reissue/1986] CD/LP (Bureau B)
Harald Grosskopf is a German electronic musician. He played with several Krautrock and progressive rock bands of the 1970s in Germany, in addition to releasing solo material.

>Half Japanese
– Overjoyed CD/LP (Joyful Noise)
Overjoyed is the first album in 13 years from legendary punk band Half Japanese. One of the most influential bands of all time, Jad Fair and Half Japanese spearheaded the DIY and lo-fi movements, influencing countless bands such as Sonic Youth, Neutral Milk Hotel, Daniel Johnston, and perhaps most notably, Kurt Cobain (who ranked Half Japanese amongst his top 50 favorites). Available on CD and on splatter bone vinyl.
– (r)Evolution CD (Nuclear Blast)
New album from the Swedish heavy metal pioneers.

>The Haunted
– Exit Wounds CD/LP (Century Media)
Exit Wounds contains the full spectrum of artillery a modern extreme metal band can possibly showcase and promises to not only leave already converted fans of The Haunted impressed with the immense penetrating power of this unmistakable return to form.
>Arve Henriksen
– Nature Of Connections CD/LP (Rune Grammofon)
New album from the Norwegian trumpet player.

>Homeboy Sandman
– Hallways CD (Stones Throw)
"With production handled by DJ Spinna, Jonwayne, a clutch of emerging beatmakers, and a fantastic contribution from minimalist composer Josef Van Wissem, Homeboy Sandman's second full-length album for Stones Throw has enough complex, witty wordplay and dizzyingly experimental beat-work to satisfy any alternative hip-hop fan." – The Skinny

>Willie Hutch
– In Tune [Reissue/1978] CD (Real Gone Music)
Willie Hutch – Midnight Dancer [Reissue/1979] CD (Real Gone Music)
Willie got his first big break writing, producing and arranging songs for the 5th Dimension, but when he penned the lyrics to the Jackson 5's "I'll Be There;" Berry Gordy immediately hired him as a Motown writer, arranger and producer. Hutch stepped into the spotlight as an artist in his
own right for Motown, becoming a go-to Blaxploitation film score composer. But in 1977, Willie joined fellow Motown producer Norman Whitfield's own Whitfield label, where he cut these two disco/funk classics.

>The Ides Of March
– Vehicle [Reissue/1964] CD (Real Gone Music)
Vehicle is a happy collision (no pun intended) of the band s garage-y British pop influences and the more progressive sounds of Chicago and Blood, Sweat & Tears that were sweeping through FM radio at the time.
– Up In Hell CD (Minus Head)
Incite remains one of the most formidable and fresh forces in heavy metal. Teaming up with award-winning super producer Matt Hyde [Deftones, Slayer], the Phoenix, AZ quintet unleash a torrent of staggering grooves, thrashing riffs, and pummeling rhythms.

– Seen It All CD (Def Jam)
The ew album from the rap superstar includes guest appearances from Akon, Jay-Z, The Game, Rick Ross, Lil Boosie and Future. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds bonus tracks.

>Killjoy Club
– Reindeer Games CD (Psychopathic)
Debut album from this underground rap supergroup featuring the Insane Clown Posse and Da Mafia Six (Three Six Mafia, sans Juicy J).

>Richie Kitzen
– The Essential Richie Kotzen 3xCD (Loud & Proud)
With his guitar styles ranging from rock, blues, jazz and fusion to pop and soul, Richie Kotzen has built a remarkably diverse 20 year career as a guitarist, singer and songwriter. During that span, he has not only built an incredibly successful solo career, but has also found himself writing, recording and playing live with a variety of different artists, ranging from pop/rock bands like Poison and Mr. Big to jazz/fusion groups like Vertu and Jazz legends Stanley Clarke and Lenny White.
The Kooks – Listen CD/LP (Astralwerks)
Produced by vocalist/songwriter Luke Pritchard and young hip-hop pioneer Inflo,
Listen showcases a new direction and sound for the multi-platinum selling UK act. "To me," Luke says, "this album is about pure expression." Listen is made up of 11 tracks with highlights including the street-smart garage rock of "Bad Habit," the powerful and haunting "See Me Now," and the incandescent joy of "Are We Electric." CD version is available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds four bonus tracks.
– Transient CD (Candlelight)
Silent for nearly four years, the black metal band Krieg present their seventh full-length recording.

>The Laze
- The Phantom Of The Opera (1925 Motion Picture Soundtrack) CD (One Way Static)
Recently released on vinyl and cassette – now available on CD. 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.

– Those Girls CD (Tiger Style)
Duluth, MN slow rockers Low team up with K. (Karla of Ida/Beekeeper) for a special split release. Each band contributes two exclusive tracks including a new version of Low's classic single "Venus."

– Two Thrones CD (Vicisolom)
New album from the melodic hard rock band from Denmark. Malrun walk the fine line between heavy guitar riffs and melodic harmonies.

>Maroon 5
– V CD/LP (Interscope)
Bringing it all back home,
V features the return of M5's original keyboardist Jesse Carmichael to the fold, rejoining frontman Adam Levine, guitarist James Valentine, bassist Mickey Madden, drummer/percussionist Matt Flynn, and keyboardist PJ Morton after a two-year hiatus. CD version is available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three bonus tracks.
>Ullanda McCullough
– Ullanda McCullough/Watching you, Watching Me [Reissue/1981/1982] CD (Real Gone Music)
One of the most respected and active session singers of the mid-'70s and early-'80s, Ullanda McCullough s distinctive voice could be heard on numerous popular jingles (including 1971's Coca-Cola campaign, "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing") as well as albums by Eddie Floyd, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Patti Austin, Cissy Houston, Bionic Boogie, Carly Simon, Chic, Roberta Flack, Diana Ross, the soundtrack for the movie
The Wiz and Ashford & Simpson, with whom she toured as a primary background vocalist during the late-'70s. In 1979, Ullanda recorded her first solo album (Love Zone) for Ocean/Ariola Records before signing with Atlantic Records where she recorded two albums, a 1981 self-titled set and 1982's Watching You, Watching Me.
– The Awful Truth CD (Victory)
With pitch-perfect vocal melodies, blazing breakdowns, and killer pop hooks, The Awful Truth exhibit the band's own style of emotionally-charged, valiant hardcore tracks.

>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.
>Deron Miller
– Acoustified CD/LP (MRI Associated)
Debut album from the CKY frontman/guitarist.
Acoustified features acoustic interpretations of songs taken from Miller's previous bands CKY, Foreign Objects And Oil, as well as a cover of a My Bloody Valentine song.
Mutual Benefit – The Cowboy's Prayer CD/LP (Other Music Recording Co.)
Gaining a real breakthrough with the lush orchestral pop of
Love's Crushing Diamond, it would be easy to think that Mutual Benefit were an overnight success. Now the band has decided to shine renewed light on their roots, re-releasing the 2011 EP The Cowboy's Prayer. Available on CD and on one-sided etched vinyl.
>Helado Negro
– Double Youth CD/LP (Asthmatic Kitty)
Helado Negro recorded
Double Youth, his fourth LP, in his home studio with a computer, his voice, and telepathic input from a poster he found buried in a closet in his childhood home. Seeing the poster evoked a sudden rush of memories, but also a sense of isolation and separation. Who was this person in the photo? And what else had Helado Negro forgotten? The poster's impact was so significant; it framed a new recording process for Helado Negro and now serves as cover art, title, and the conceptual framework for the lyrics and song structures.
– Destined Ways CD (Eagle Records)
The ultimate fusion of classical music, modern sounds and heaviness.

>Nick & Knight
– Nick & Knight CD (BMG Rights Management)
After Nick Carter and Jordan Knight joined forces with their mega-groups for 2011's
NKOTBSB tour and hit single "Don't Turn Out The Lights," the idea for the dynamic duo of Nick & Knight was born.
>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.

>Fabio Orsi
– Endless Autumn CD (Backwards)
The atmospheric field recordings created by this Berlin-based Italian artist penetrate the smallest gaps of the cerebral cortex. The environmental sounds that come from Puglia and the German capital capture the essence of the landscapes that Fabio Orsi loves to observe, allowing the listener to mentally fly over sunny Apulian coastlines and countryside, up to German lush forests.
Endless Autumn comes together naturally with melancholic electronic textures and guitar melodies.
>Axel Rudi Pell
– Into The Storm CD (Steamhammer)
Sixteenth studio album by German metal guitarist.

>Esther Phillips
– Alone Again, Naturally [Reissue/1973] CD (Real Gone Music)
Following the 1972 release of her groundbreaking
From A Whisper To A Scream album, Esther Phillips who had enjoyed hits as a child star (Little Esther) in the '50s and as a R&B/jazz stylist in the '60s was experiencing a career rejuvenation with Creed Taylor's Kudu label after kicking a long-time drug addiction and a spell in rehab. Keeping with the same basic formula of surrounding the distinctive soulful vocalist with redoubtable arranger Don Sebesky, top class label mates Hank Crawford, George Benson, Eric Gale and Ron Carter and all-star players (James Brown alumni Maceo Parker and rhythm arranger Pee Wee Ellis, Billy Cobham, Richard Tee, Cornell Dupree, Ralph MacDonald and Gordon Edwards), producer Taylor provided the perfect setting for Esther s interpretative skills. The result was the best-selling Alone Again Naturally, a Top 20 jazz and Top 30 R&B album in 1973.
>Pig Heart Transplant
– For Mass Consumption CD (20 Buck Spin)
Brutal industrial no wave guitar noise and dark, pulsing synth for fans of early Swans, SPK, Test Dept, Bastard Noise, Pharmakon, Godflesh.

>Fumaca Preta
– Fumaca Preta CD/LP (Soundway)
Fumaca Preta's (pronounced 'Foomassa Pretta,' meaning 'black smoke') hard hitting, free-wheeling new debut album brings together elements of tropicalia, psychedelic rock, fuzz funk, musique concrète, acid house, radiophonic electronics, hair metal, voodoo and African, Brazilian and Latin rhythms.

>Radio Riddler
– Purple Reggae CD (Easy Star)
Celebrating 30 years of Purple Rain, Radio Riddler presents an all-star tribute to Prince's most iconic work, featuring guest appearances by Suggs, Deborah Bonham, Hollie Cook & Frank Benbini, Naim Cortazzi, Citizen Cope, Sinead O'Connor, Beverly Knight, and Ali Campbell.

>Ratos de Porão
- Século Sinistro CD/LP (Alternative Tentacles)
The Brazilian crossover thrash metal/hardcore punk legends return with their first full-length in eight years.

>The Roys
– The View CD (Rural Rhythm)
New album from the brother/sister bluegrass duo.

>Serenata Guayanesa
- Canta Con Venezuela Sing With Venezuela CD (Smithsonian Folkways)
Serenata Guayanesa is a musical ensemble, but much more it is a living treasure of Venezuela s musical and cultural heritage.

>Set And Setting
– A Vivid Memory CD/LP (Prosthetic)
New album from the Floridian post-classical instrumentalist metal quintet.

>Shards Of Humanity
– Fractured Frequencies CD (Dark Descent)
Aggressive death-thrash from Memphis TN.

>Sh*t & Shine
– Powder Horn CD/2xLP (Diagonal)
New album from Texas-based demolition artist Craig Clouse aka Sh*t & Shine. On
Powder Horn, Clouse voyages still deeper down his own sonic wormhole. Its raucous slabs of deviant funk, wiry disco and burnt-out acid are sculpted to soundtrack strung-out dancefloors and their seedy early-hours aftermath, yet they still bear crucial traces of Sh*t & Shine's history in noise rock.
>Solace Of Requiem
– Casting Ruin CD/LP (Vicisolom Productions)
New release from the death/black metal band. "Epic f**king brutality."

– Otta CD/2xLP (Season Of Mist)
The Icelandic rock heathens return with a new album.

– God Help The Girl CD/LP (Milan)
God Help The Girl is a musical feature film, written and directed by Stuart Murdoch, lead singer of Belle And Sebastian. The film was shot, edited, scored and mixed in Glasgow.
– Indulgence: A Saga Of Lights CD (Hopeless)
New album from the Ann Arbor, MI-based rockers. The band's inspiration is drawn from the imagery-laden, vividly lyrical styles of theatrical-rock forerunners such as Chiodos, Panic! At the Disco and Underoath.
Taxes – It Never Ends CD (Breakup)
New album from the Bay-Area indie rockers.

>Teenage Guitar
– More Lies From The Gooseberry Bush CD/LP (GBV Inc.)
Robert Pollard, head lunatic of the Guided By Voices' asylum, has a surfeit of original thoughts. (Most people are lucky to have even one, ever.) That this even needs to be expressed is evidence enough for its "truth," as only obvious or obviously untrue things can ever hope to be true. Or to approach the truth. Something Pollard does with uncanny regularity, and which is further on display on every track on the gloriously unkempt, roiling-with-ideas
More Lies From The Gooseberry Bush, the second record Pollard has released under the nom-de-rock Teenage Guitar.
– Picture You Staring CD/LP (Arbutus)
This four-piece from Montreal deliver a raw punk take on AM studio pop.

>Various Artists
– Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie 2xCD (Compass)
The 37 track, double-CD set features performances from an impressive array of Ritchie's fans and admirers, all of whom have come together to honor the living legacy of the Kentucky-born singer/songwriter many refer to as The Mother Of Folk. Contributors were intentionally selected to represent the diversity of genres and generations Ritchie has influenced throughout her life, with classic artists like Pete Seeger, Judy Collins, Janis Ian, Kathy Mattea, Tim O'Brien, Robin and Linda Williams, Oscar Brand, and Dale Ann Bradley sharing the spotlight with up and coming talents like the Starry Mountain Singers, Rachael Davis, and Matt Brown.

>The Vines
– Wicked Nature CD/LP (Wicked Nature Music)
The sixth album from the Australian alt-rock band.

>Rick Wakeman
– Rick Wakeman's Criminal Record [Reissue/1977] CD (Real Gone Music)
Rick Wakeman was always something of a maverick within the proggy confines of Yes, so it's no surprise that for his sixth solo release - recorded right after he rejoined Yes in 1977, he turned to the transgressive subjects of crime, punishment and villainy.

>The Walls Group
– Fast Forward CD (RCA)
From deep in the heart of Texas comes family quartet The Walls Group. Darrel, Rhea, Paco and Ahjah are on a fast track to music notoriety. Their youthful voices stand toe to toe with some of the leading Gospel artists today.

>The Washers
– Everything At Once CD (Double Ringer)
New album album from the Texas-based country/roots band. With a little bit of folk, a dash of good old rock & roll, and a whole lot of country, The Washers are hitting the pavement with both feet running, sparking a fire in the Texas music scene.

>Kim Waters
– Silver Soul CD (Red River)
New album from the urban jazz saxophonist. Waters has the gift of expressing romance and love with his music, allowing the sax to be his voice.

- …And Justice For Y'all [Reissue/2000] CD/2xLP (Season Of Mist)
Reissue of the North Carolina stoner/sludge metal band's debut album.

>Christopher Willits
– Opening CD/LP+MP3 (Ghostly International)
Seven tracks of widescreen ambient music, featured in his short film of the same title.

>Johnny Winter
– Step Back CD/LP (Megaforce)
Produced by Paul Nelson, Step Back showcases classic songs that were inspiring to Johnny Winter.

– Devil Seed CD (Century Media)
The Swedish metal band returns with their seventh album.

– Clearing The Path To Ascend CD (Neurot)
Long-awaited brand-new album from Northwestern doom icons. Vinyl version due September 16.

– Zammuto CD/LP (Temporary Residence)
Following the dissolution of his groundbreaking collage-pop duo, the Books, Zammuto rebounded with an eponymous debut album submerged in transitional anxiety and audio effects designed to intentionally obscure the very humanistic qualities that marked Nick Zammuto's best work in the Books. The arrangements here have more space, the songs are more dynamic, and the vocals are delivered with a confident intimacy that is almost alarmingly beautiful (the collaborations with the enchanting Daniela Gesundheit of Canadian indie-pop duo Snowblink are particularly transcendent).

– Classic Zeus CD/LP (Arts & Crafts)
Zeus returns with the unapologetically titled
Classic Zeus, resuming its affair with timeless melody, vintage ambience, and instant future classicism. 11 songs of introspective pop and spirited rock and roll, buoyed by Zeus' studio mastery reinvented.

– Receiver I b/w Receiver II 7" (Drawing Room)
Michael Gibbons of monolithic sounds-great-on-any-substance rockers Bardo Pond channels his inner Fripp & Eno on these two tracks of loner sounds akin to the strange paths forged by Deuter, Sandy Bull, and even Neil Young. It's stripped down American komische folk raga if you can even call it that. Fuzzed buzzed blissed goodness for all ears.

– Gold: Greatest Hits [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (Polydor)
Limited double HQ-180gm vinyl LP pressing of this spectacular 1992 collection from the Swedish pop quartet. With sales in excess of 28 million copies, it is the best-selling ABBA album as well as one of the best-selling albums worldwide. Includes all the greats including "Dancing Queen," "Fernando," "Waterloo," "Take A Chance On Me," "Thank You For The Music" and many others.

– Civil War Fantasy [Reissue/1998] LP (Valley King)
Altamont – Our Darling [Reissue/2001] LP (Valley King)
Altamont was comprised of Dale Crover (Melvins), Joey Osbourne (Acid King), and Dan Southwick. Originally released on Frank Kozik's Man's Ruin label on CD, these remastered versions are pressed in an edition of 500 copies with picture disc art by Alan Forbes.

>Daniel Bachman
– Grey-Black-Green [2011] LP (Feeding Tube)
First vinyl pressing of this 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.
>Bang! Bros.
– 12/12/12 LP (Feeding Tube)
Mark Johnson and Adam Foam (Whitehaus, Hunnie Bunnies, Peace Loving) invent a sorely-needed new free jazz instrument: the drum machine. Instead of stuffing their mouths with too many horns, they use their faces and fingers to punch on too many electronic buttons like Cecil Taylor with his fingers in a wall socket. Pauses, whirs, percussion avalanches amd whizbang punch lines with real punch in them.

>Bardo Pond
– Without A Doubt b/w Heaven II 7" (Drawing Room)
As a creative musical outfit for over twenty years now, Bardo Pond's lysergic sonic sound is both mythical and legendary. From earth to space and back again, each of their projections to the astral plane is a new leap into uncharted psychedelic territory, and every trip is always heavy, very heavy.

>Beach Slang
- Who Would Ever Want Anything So Broken? LP (Dead Broke)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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

>James Brown
– Get On Up: The James Brown Story OST 2xLP (UMe)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Features studio and standout live versions of many of Brown's top soul/funk hits - from his first, 1956's "Please Please Please" to "Out Of Sight," "I Got You (I Feel Good)," "Try Me," "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag," "It's A Man's Man's Man's World," and "Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine." Also included are two previously unreleased concert recordings heard in the new film.

– Monster Movie [Reissue/1969] LP (Mute)
Can – Soundtracks [Reissue/1970] LP Mute)
Can – Tago Mago [Reissue/1971] 2xLP (Mute)
Can – Ege Bamyasi [Reissue/1972] LP (Mute)
The legendary krautrock band's first four albums are (officially) back in print on vinyl.

>Christina Carter
- Character Study 12" (Drawing Room)
Character Study is comprised of two smoldering sidelong tracks, titled "Survival" and "Salvation," which finds Carter (Charalambides) furthering her expansive work in song. The compositions are built with transfixing electric slide-guitar, dancing tambourine, shivering bells and sparse, foreboding effects.
– Decimation Blues LP (Asthmatic Kitty)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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.

>Cocteau Twins
– Heaven Or Las Vegas [Reissue/1990] LP+MP3 (4AD)
HQ-180g vinyl reissue of the Scottish rock group's sixth album, cut from the HD masters. "BNR" [10.0] – Pitchfork

>Colour Me Wednesday
– Shut 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Colour Me Wednesday is a DIY indiepop band from Uxbridge, UK. Their debut 7" Shut is their left-wing-feminist-pop-punk-meets-C86 sound at its absolute best. Watermelon pink vinyl.

>Control Unit
– Bloody Language 7" (Backwards)
Three new tracks by Silvia Kastel and Ninni Morgia that reconnect the duo the tradition of rock &
roll in all facets (psychedelia, industrial, punk, no wave). Silkscreened jacket.

>Crown The Empire
– Resistance: Rise Of The Runaways LP (Rise)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the Texan metalcore band.

>Culpepper's Orchard
– Culpepper's Orchard [Reissue/1971] LP (Shadoks)
Vinyl reissue of quite possibly the best Danish underground album from Denmark, recorded in 1971. Culpepper's Orchard was inspired by West Coast bands such as The Byrds, and Crosby, Sills Nash & Young. A superb combination of heavy progressive and folk stylings, the album also has its very own identity and haunting songs.

– Crushed Pleats b/w Divisions Of Labour 7" (Fat Possum)
Dralms is a Vancouver, BC quartetled by songwriter Christopher Smith. Their music is the soundtrack of the quiet hours of a hot summer night, Smith's soft, sultry vocals intertwining thick and heavy bass and synth lines. Half sweaty, underground club, half dream-like euphoria.

>Eleven Twenty-Nine
- A Tithe To Hell 12" (Drawing Room)
The second album from the enigmatic Eleven Twenty-Nine (Tom Carter and Mac Orleans on guitars and Michael Evans on drums) — masters of incendiary free rock, drawing on lineage that includes but is definitely not limited to Charalambides, Sunburned Hand Of The Man, and God Is My Co-Pilot.

>Free Action Inc.
– Plays Eddie Korche Rock & Blues [Reissue/1970] LP (Ams)
The main characteristic of this album is its groove that emerges from each of its 12 tracks, some of them sounding like a perfect accompaniment to a car chase typical of some police movie of those years. The real protagonist here is the Hammond organ, dosed in a huge quantity in every song, both as a leading than a backing instrument: Hammond and guitar often exchange their roles, while drums and bass guitar offer a solid rhythmic ground.

>Golden Pelicans
– Golden Pelicans 12" (Total Punk)
Eight blasts of raging riff heavy punk action clocking in at just over 14 minutes.

– Ibis [Reissue/1975] LP (Ams)
The eponymous third and last album by the Genoese band Ibis closes a fast but exciting artistic journey which leads some of the original New Trolls musicians, Nico Di Palo in particular, towards paths parallel to the ones of their previous group. Born after the New Trolls split in 1973, Ibis released two albums in two years with different musicians, but always pushed by the tireless Di Palo. (Yellow vinyl.)

>Jack Ruby
– Jack Ruby (Volume Two) LP+MP3 (Feeding Tube)
A bizarrely shaped piece of the pre-punk/free-form puzzle that was Jack Ruby.

>Jimmy Eat World
– Clarity [Reissue/1999] 2xLP (Shop Radio Cast)
Audiophile color vinyl repress featuring bonus tracks.

>Elton John
– The Very Best Of Elton John [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (Mercury)
HQ-180gm pressing of this 1990 European hits collection from the pop superstar. Features all of his biggest hits including "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," "Daniel," "Sad Songs Say So Much," "Sacrifice," "Bennie And The Jets," "Crocodile Rock" and many others.
King Star Echo - Caro-A-Go-Go [Reissue/1966] LP (Go Ape!)
Vinyl reissue of classic Hong Kong surf instrumental and garage rock masterpiece. If you are into top shelf weirdo exotica with a hint of psychedelia and distorted guitars, much in the vein of the Simla Beat records,
Cambodian Rocks and the Thai Beat A Go-Go series, then this rocker is for you.
– Crazy Nights [Reissue/1987] LP (UMe)
Limited HQ-180gm vinyl LP repressing of Kiss's 1987 album, released to coincide with the band's 40th Anniversary, remastered to high definition 192kHz/24-bit audio for maximum fidelity.

- The First Recordings LP+DVD (Krokodil Records)
An album containing the first ever recordings by this Swiss heavy kraut/progessive band from the late '60s, released for the first time on HQ-180gm vinyl. Includes a DVD documentary outlining how the band gave birth to the Swiss prog rock scene.

>La Revelateur
– Extreme Events LP (Root Strata)
A post-modern/retro-futuristic collection of tracks reveling in rhythmic asymmetry and warped sonics.

>Latte E Miele
- Papillon [Reissue/1973] LP (Ams)
A trio born within the prolific prog scene of Genoa,Latte E Miele debuted with a full-length in 1972, a concept album centered on the Gospel According To Matthew,
Passio Secundum Mattheum. Due to the three-piece configuration and the strong classical component of their music, the comparison with the better-known Emerson, Lake & Palmer is almost immediate. (Red vinyl.)
>Lightnin' Slim
– Rooster Blues [Reissue/1960] LP (Rumble)
Lightnin' Slim – Bell Ringer [Reissue/1965] LP (Rumble)
Vinyl reissue of 1965 album from Louisiana bluesman, originally released on the Excello label.
- Industriale Illuminato LP (Hospital Productions)
Inspired by Deconstructionism and an overriding sense of anxiety,
Industriale Illuminato revolves around the dislocated narrative of album opener "Boneblack," a dense and evocative fade into shadowy realms inspired by composer Giacinto Scelsi and the enigmatic mind-tricks of Alain Resnais' Last Year At Marienbad. "Petra Marina" sees Lussuria use real drum sounds alongside electronic ones for the first time, layered through with odd, foreboding drones constructed out of handmade Japanese music boxes, feedback manipulation and mangled tape loops which together sound like an industrial, shadowy counterpart to the hazy nostalgia of Boards Of Canada.
>Male Gaze
– Cliffs Of Madness b/w Think Twice 7" (Mt. St. Mtn.)
A trifecta of bad vibes: sheets of fuzz, feedback peeking out the corners, and a B+ Ian Curtis impression dress these diet pill pop tunes in your favorite sweater from 1996.

>Morbid Angel
– Gateway To Annihilation [Reissue/2000] LP (Earache)
Vinyl reissue of the sixth studio album by the veteran death metal band.

>Jason Mraz
– Yes! 2xLP+CD (Atlantic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter who brought you hits like "I'm Yours" and "I Won't Give Up" is back with his first album since his 2012's
Love Is A Four Letter Word. For Yes! Mraz collaborated with Los Angeles-based folk-rock group Raining Jane.
>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 variants 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.
– Come On Die Young [Reissue/1999] 4xLP (Chemikal Underground)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 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
>Ennio Morricone
- Il Gatto A Nove Code LP (Ams/Cinevox)
Il Gatto A Nove Code (The Cat O 'Nine Tails), filmed in 1971, is the second film by Dario Argento, a horror thriller still distant from his horror works for which he will later become famous on an international level.
>Never Knows
– Ink LP (Sleep Genius)
San Francisco artist Never Knows' first full-length album
Ink is a reminder that the nightclub is a site for rituals best performed in the dark. Murky beats and shimmering washes of overdriven analog synths become warm through heartfelt purpose. Lyrics explore themes of personal and political loss and failure with resonant emotional weight.
– The Key [Reissue/2000] LP (Earache)
Remastered vinyl edition – death metal from the Earache vault.

– Arktika 2xLP+MP3 (Oblique)
Vinyl-only live album recorded earlier this year in St. Petersburg, Russia. Four vinyl editions were pressed: clear, cream, orange, and black.

– Kingfisher LP (Topshelf)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New album from the New Jersey emo band.

>Lou Reed
– Early Lou: Tre-Velvet Underground Recordings 2xLP (Andy)
A very special release of pre-Velvet Underground recordings from Lou Reed, 1958-1965.

– Unplugged 1991 2xLP (Rhino)
R.E.M. – Unplugged 2001 2xLP (Rhino)
Originally released as a limited-edition 4xLP RSD 2014 release, R.E.M.'s
Unplugged is now available as two individual double-LP sets.
>Leon Russell
– Life Journey LP (UMe)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Legendary American singer and pianist Leon Russell has entertained the world for five decades, getting his start as an in-demand Wrecking Crew session player and playing on hundreds of hit records before he began releasing his own albums in 1967. Leon Russell's latest studio album features newly-written, original songs and Russell's turns on some of his favorite classics.

– Unikuva [Reissue/1974] LP (Shadoks)
Session was a Finnish rock band founded in 1970. They played typical experimental rock common in the '70s, but they added their own touch of creativity in the music and while the majority of the lyrics were in Finnish, it stands out compared to most progressive rock bands.

>Sick Thoughts
– Coming Over 7" (Going Underground)
There's a few Sick Thoughts records out, but this is a shining star. Sure, it sounds and looks similar to the Reatards... do you need a college degree and an iPhone to figure that out?

>Sinoia Caves
– Beyond The Black Rainbow LP (Asthmatic Kitty)
Vinyl pressing of the soundtrack to Panos Cosmatos'
Beyond The Black Rainbow blends seamlessly amongst its influences; Tangerine Dream, Wendy Carlos, and of course John Carpenter. Created by Jeremy Schmidt, a disciple of the long-form cosmic synthesizer soundscape, and member of Canadian psych/prog-spiritual pioneers Black Mountain.
>The Stevens
– EP 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Six-song debut of Flying Nun influenced indie band from Melbourne. "The Stevens' loneliness and ambulation lasts six songs and 13 minutes, and the band works fast, quick to set forth and resolve or not resolve their melodic tendencies, quick to betray early Chills and Television Personalities as primary influences." – The Bigtakeover

– Two Hundred Grand b/w Showering With Wine 7" (Kingfisher Bluez)
Sunshine is a five piece Vancouver indie-pop band. Their music is defined by bright fuzzy guitars and breathy reverb-heavy vocals, recalling bands like Kids On A Crime Spree and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.

>Nikki Sudden & Rowland S. Howard
- Kiss You Kidnapped Charabanc [Reissue/1987] LP (Numero)
1987 collaboration with former Birthday Party guitarist Rowland S. Howard. Howard's sinister guitar flourishes and malevolent lyrical motifs lead Sudden's paisley-clad disposition into murkier waters, drudging the same sludge inhabited by The Gun Club and Nick Cave's Bad Seeds. Unhinged slide guitars, noise and primal drumming draw up demented pacts forged in the blood of Southern Gothic swamp stomp and Depression-era devotionals - tales of lovers and demons split between the vocal transmissions of the two minds behind this goth-steeped, blues-punk essential.

– The Radio Tisdas Sessions [2001] 2xLP (Modern Classics)
Since breaking through to a global audience, Tinariwen's music has taken them around the world and been championed by artists as diverse as Robert Plant, Brian Eno, Thom Yorke, and TV On The Radio. 2001's
The Radio Tisdas Sessions marks the point at which the band first made strides to global acclaim. Gard guitar licks and wild rhythms color their spare, dust-beaten music.
>Total Control
– Typical System LP (Iron Lung)
Total Control emerged from Australia's dynamic punk scene in '08, releasing a succession of 7"s that developed from an aggressive post-punk band sound to studio forays into electronic forms from minimal wave to house. Received an 8.0 from Pitchfork.

– The Ultimate Incantation [Reissue/1992] LP (Earache)
Vinyl reissue of a Polish death metal classic.

- The Demolished Man LP (DKA)
Straddling the fine lines between classic synth-pop, industrial, and R&B, Valis manage to fuse their influences into a whole that is far greater than the sum of its parts, and
The Demolished Man is no exception to this rule.
>Various Artists
- Justice Dub: Rare Dubs From Justice Records 1975-1977 LP (Jamaican Recordings)
A collection of dub cuts from legendary Jamaican producer Bunny "Striker" Lee from the Justice label era circa 1975-1977.

>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.